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Chief Administrative Officer Dwight Stanford told council that for at least the past four weeks administration had been keeping an eye on traffic on Hwy 1. For safety purposes we need to do something about it, said Stanford. Theres quite a few people that run the light, particularly truckers, particularly at night and then theres a lot of speeders that go through there. Stanford said the RCMP and the Peace Officers could go out and write tickets all day long on all of the traffic infractions happening on the highway. The manpower and the time are not available to make that a feasible option, and so other solutions are being considered. Stanford said he and administration have been looking at different types of traffic cameras. The first one he came across are the traffic cameras used by the City of Lethbridge, which come from a company out of Montreal who also deal with Grande Prairie, Coaldale, Medicine Hat and other Alberta municipalities. Originally the thought was to put the cameras on top of the lights, but after meeting with the Montreal company, Stanford was told the better option would be putting a box up at each of the traffic lights that would have the camera in it. The boxes would be similar to what is used in Calgary currently, and the cameras can then be rotated between the boxes. Were going to try and arrange maybe someone from the City of Medicine Hat to come up and talk to us more about it, said Stanford. Because of the cost, the project will require Requests For Proposals (RFP) to be sent out to various companies to see if they can meet the towns needs. Stanford doesnt want a company to come in and do everything, run the camera, operate it and send out the tickets, though he predicts that is how things will happen the first few months. He envisions the information eventually being sent directly to the town office from the machine, to be processed and sent out for collection. Continued on Page 2

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Wheatland Kings Director and Vice-President Bob Grove presented forward Andrew Bergmann with the Heritage Junior Hockey Leagues Top Scorer Award prior to the teams first playoff game Feb. 20 at the Strathmore Family Centre. Bergmann dominated the Junior-B league with 43 goals and 47 assists for 90 points in just 35 games. For more coverage of the Wheatland Kings, see Page 20. Doug Taylor Photo

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Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter Pulse fans rejoice any of you who have been missing them since last Canada Day, now is your chance to see them again. On March 7 beginning at 8 p.m. the band will be performing their first, and hopefully annual, Pulse Gives Back benefit concert. The band had been talking about starting a benefit concert for a few years but hadnt really gotten the idea off the ground. This year the perfect opportunity arose when the guys found out their friend and fan Kevin Mertz has been invited to represent Canada at the 2013 ITU World Sprint Triathlon Championships in London, England. It was an easy excuse to do this, weve been talking about doing a benefit show like this and just should have gotten rolling on it sooner and then finally this comes up. Kevin and Jen have to raise quite a bit of money to go to London, said guitarist Paul Sonsteby. We play a lot of songs he likes, hes probably one of the guys we know likes a lot of our music and their family is such a big part of our community, coaching the swimming at the pool. Originally the band had considered the idea of renting the Civic Centre but

would have had to pay out for different expenses and costs such as liquor, servers, food and the rental which would take away from the intention of raising what they can for Mertz. The Station was suggested to the men as an option. They had thought it would be difficult to get into the Station to play but were happily surprised to find out that Peter Klironomos, who co-owns the business, was more than happy to pair up with them. Not every band plays the Station theres only a few bands a year that go there and so for them to say yeah (was) great, said lead singer Mike Smith. Klironomos said the plan is to donate a portion of the sales to the guys, as well as pay them their rate for coming in, which the band will also be donating to Mertz. A lot of times when a band or whoever is doing a charity thing they go okay well donate 25 per cent of our (profits) but we just said all of it. Were not in this to make money, said Sonsteby. The guys would like to see at least $1,000 raised for Mertz, an estimate Sontesby is hoping is conservative. Kevins favourite band is the Tragically Hip and we have about (four or five songs) that we can do, one of the

things (we want) is if we pull out a Hip song we want people for that three minutes or whatever to pony up and buy that drink, buy that wing, throw some money in. So hes (Smith) peppered them out throughout the show so its kind of one of the highlights, said Sonsteby. Another idea is having a collection jar for people to drop a donation into. Paul had a great idea, well have a drum, one of the kit drums and use thatinstead of a bucket, anybody can get a bucket, said Smith. We really hope it does well because A: we want to help Kevin out, we really do and B because hopefully then we can do this every year and its as easy as calling Peter up and saying you ready for another one. We would like them to look at it is a positive thing as well, said Sonsteby. Whatever they fundraise for will always be local but it depends on who needs help that year, or what causes are prevalent in the community Weve always taken a lot of hokey pride in how were a band from the town that loves our town and wants to be cheerleaders for events. Were a Strathmore band and we want to be able to give back to Strathmore thus the title.

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Continued from Page 1 Because a record of all the pictures must be kept for seven years, Stanford thinks the company chosen will store those records for the town. We may end up only buying three cameras instead of a half dozen. Were thinking about putting two cameras in each of the lights at the highway here, but after thinking of it and looking at costwere thinking maybe three cameras and we could rotate them, said Stanford. Currently administration is looking at different companies and collecting information on what each has to offer and at what price. The matter will be brought back at the next council meeting to discuss the matter further and possibly direct administration to send out RFPs.


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Strathmore Regional Victim Services presented a thank-you acknowledgement to Bas Owel (Vice President of operations) with Global Training in appreciation of their tournament sponsorship for last years eMS Charity Golf Tournament. Global Training donated $2,500 to this worthy event and has signed up to be the official sponsor for next years tournament as well, which will be taking place on June 21, 2013. Rob Witty (l-r) with Wheatland and Districts emergency Medical Services Association (WADeMSA), Bas Owel, Vice President of Operations with Global Training, Lesley Hering Program Coordinator Strathmore Regional Victim Services and Sgt. Kevin Reilly with the Strathmore RCMP.

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Manny EvErEtt Times Contributor Lord of All Lutheran Church held its 21 annual Parade of Nations Supper at Strathmores Civic Centre to a sold out crowd. The Parade of Nations supper had a humble start with around 50 in attendance at the first meal, which was held in the basement of the Church. Today, tickets are coveted by returning participants and if you arent on the ball you might miss out. Pastor Dawn Nelson said that just over 460 hours of work (not including the night of the supper) went into preparation for the event. Four families from the Church are still participating in the event and have been since its inception. The evening started with the Parade of Flags representing 17 Nations, led by Piper Brandon Summers and RCMP Constables Anne Daley and Erin Peters. After grace was said and the National Anthem sung, Pastor Dawn encouraged participants to travel the world without leaving the room and experience the cuisine and flavour of each nation as they visited the various booths. Some of the menu highlights included bratwurst from Germany, ricotta ravioli from Italy, pickled herring from

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rEbEcca FriEsEn Times Contributor After a successful debut year, the Strathmore Childrens Festival will be returning on March 9 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Civic Centre, with another fun-filled day of activities. Melissa David, organizer of the event, says the idea sparked when Strathmores youth started getting a bad reputation last year, following graffiti and drug overdose cases. Last years response to the festival was so positive that David says she is ecstatic to be able to continue this year. Everyone was very positive and basically just hoped we could do it again. This years event will be expanded from last years to include a photo booth, an airbrush tattoo artist, more games, and for the first 100 children, goodie bags filled with items from various sponsors. Some of last years favourites, including the balloon twister, will be returning to the Civic Centre for the event as well. All local businesses have made this event possible, including dental offices, financial institutions and Global Training Centre. ATB will be sponsoring the event this year, David says they are very excited about this since ATB have been a pleasure to work with. We have had such great support from the community and local businesses this year to ensure we could keep this a free event for everyone to attend, said David. It is great to see such wonderful community involvement. For more information, please visit the Strathmore Childrens Festival Facebook page, Strathmore Childrens Festival March 9, 2013.

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Beginning April 1st the Town of Strathmore will be instituting Monthly Utility Billing. This will mean that on April 1st for Route B and April 15th for Route A, you will receive a Utility Bill in your mail and each month thereafter. Route A consists of: Wildflower, Strathmore Lakes, Westmount, Westpark Village, Downtown, Thorncliff, Green Meadow, Grande Point, Parkwood, Aspen Creek, Ranch Estates and The Ranch. Route B consists of: Hillview Estates, Strathaven, Brentwood, Brentwood Business Park, Crystal Ridge, Maplewood, Cambridge Glen, Glenwood, Orchard Business Park and Spruce Business Park. There will be a transition period of a few months to get all the reads from the water meters up to date. This will mean your consumption on your next few bills may either increase or decrease. Please be aware of the number of days your bill will cover, it could cover up to a six week period. Be assured that by the month of April, everything should be on track. Going forward you will then have a reading and a bill within a one month period. During this time of transition we make every effort possible to assist you in any way you may require. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

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Important news from the Utility Department: On March 12, 2013 the Town Utility Department will hold an open house to address questions and concerns regarding the move to monthly billing. We will have lots of information available and people on hand to answer questions. Feel free to submit your questions prior to the open house and we will be sure to address those specifically. The open house will be from 3:00-7:00 pm at the Town Office. We hope to see you there!


The following boards or committees of The Town of Strathmore require volunteers to serve either a one year or two year term: Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Names Advisory Committee The Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards function is to hear appeals filed by citizens or the development industry on decisions made by the Development or Subdivision approval authorities. Time commitment example: 1 2 hours when appeal is filed (one appeal in 2010, none in 2011, and one appeal in 2012) The Names Advisory Committee reviews applications submitted in regard to the naming of new subdivisions, streets, parks, and municipal buildings, making recommendations to Council for approval. Time commitment example: 2 after hours meetings scheduled in 2012, hr to 1 hour in length. If you are interested in serving your community as a volunteer, please submit a Volunteer Application (available at the Town Office or on the Towns website) to Jennifer Sawatzky, Municipal Clerk, in person or via email:


Do you want to be a part of the celebrations? The Town of Strathmore is looking for community groups, residents and businesses to contribute to this years Canada Day event. Are you a community group or non-profit organization CANADA DAY 2013 looking for your next fundraiser? A booth at Canada Day is a great way to promote your organization and Do you want to be a part of the celebrations? The Town of Strathmore is looking for communi raise groups, residents and businesses to contribute to this years Canada Day event. some funds!
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Applications are available at: STRATHMORE UNITED WAY PARTNERSHIP Strathmore FCSS Office - 85 Lakeside Blvd., Strathmore, AB T1P 1A1 or on the Town of Strathmore Website at VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact The Town of Strathmore is presently seeking enthusiastic volunteers to form a comFUNDING APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FO Catherine at (403) 934-9090. mittee to plan and implement the Start Community festival for the 2013 Tour of Alberta Stage 4. 2013 G who would like to join the comCommunities in Bloom is seeking people RANT PROGRAM! If you are interested in participating, please contact Tracy Simpson at the mittee and help it move forward. If you are interested in helping beautify Town Office (403) 934-3133 or send your Volunteer application to: Strathmore, are interested in community involvement, wetland preservaTracy Simpson - Recreational Events & Communication Coordinator tion, cleanliness, historical preservation, promoting the Birth Forest and LOCAL NON PROFIT AGENCIES ARE INVITED TO S gardening then this is an opportunity for you to come on board. We are Town of Strathmore 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J1 also seeking someone who has a passion for this community to chair the Ph: 403-934-3133 Fax: 403-901-1476 AN A need more information OR FUNDING. committee. If you are interested andPPLICATION Fcontact us at or call 934-2005 Applications available at the Town Office or visit our website: APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT: WINNER OF THE 2012 VENTURE MAGAZINES BEST SMALL COMMUNITY TO DO BUSINESS IN STRATHMORE FCSS OFFICE 85 LAKESIDE BLVD. 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1 403-934-3133 Office Hours: M - F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm STRATHMORE, AB T1P 1A1

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Strathmore Bidding Wars celebrated their one year anniversary by donating a day where all the money raised through their online auction site could be donated to different charities around Strathmore. Each person posting an item for sale decided which charity the proceeds would be donated too. At the end of the day the ladies managed to raise $557.50 for local charities. Stacy Bodnar, creator of the site, saw a need and filled it. As a working mom of two, she is heavily involved in the community and wanted a place where she could get rid of her quality used items without having to have a garage sale. It started more as a small group of friends who thought this would be a fun way to get rid of unwanted items, and has now grown to include 2,800 local residents. The site has grown so much over the past year that there are now three administrators to help keep the site running smoothly. These ladies spend hours and are very dedicated to their work, which involves cleaning up the site, making sure everyone is following rules and adding new members. Members must follow some rules, which are in place to keep the

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site fair and fun. The biggest issue that members have found is having their items picked up in a timely matter, but administration is aware of repeat offenders and for the most part everyone is very good about picking up purchased items. Items that are often put up for auction range between used clothing, books, video and furniture. Bodnar and her administration remember the most strange/interesting item that came up for sale being a blob of fat. Its a very fun part of the site, seeing what people can find in the back of their closet to sell, she said. One of the biggest sellers was a log bed that began with a starting bid of $200 and went to the winner for a whopping $600. The motto of the site is to Keep it Fun, and Yuuuuuupppppp! If you are interested in becoming a member, log onto Facebook and search Strathmore Bidding Wars, ask to join and wait for your approval.

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Councillor Bob Sobol would like to see administration continue updating the Facebook page as they have been which, has been valuable in keeping people up-to-date on important issues, such as the water main break, happening within the town. Sobol would like to see the number of people following the page grow, which can only help spread the word in the face of an issue. Councillor John Rempel requested the town website be looked at and changes considered for updating the website in case of an emergency. He would like to see a page on the website dedicated to providing information to residents in the case of an emergency. Administration will look into different solutions to make finding information about an emergency easier on the town website. Policy changes Council approved amendments to

the MasterCard Policy. The changes made include: the title of executive assistant has been changed to municipal clerk; there is an increase on the card limit for the municipal clerk from $2,000 to $10,000. A credit card limit has been added for the FCSS Coordinator for $2,500, and a credit card limit of $5,000 was added for the recreation and communications coordinator. Council approved the amendments and revisions to the policy. looking for members The terms of reference were created so that council may begin accepting requests for members of the Tour of Alberta Local Organizing Committee. The committee will consist of one council member, two municipal staff members and six residents from both the Town and the County. Members of the committee will be expected to attend a minimum of one meeting per month, and additional meetings will be added as necessary.

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The Standard Lionettes donated money for a digital piano for the Standard School. The nice thing about this piano is that it never has to be tuned, saving the school about $400 per year in tuning fees. Carol McKay who volunteers her time to the music program at Standard School said, i will never have to sit at the kitchen table and transpose music i use to another key the piano does it digitally with the press of a button. Cathy Christensen representing the Standard Lions Club (l-r), Amy Van Vliet, Associate Principal and Barb Gregory who also volunteers her time to the music program at Standard School.


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SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING $25 In this session you will discover how to choose an idea that fits your organization, as well as, finding volunteers, tracking activities, promoting the fundraiser and celebrating your success. 1 class: Thu, Mar 21st from 7 9:30 p.m. Fee: COMMUNICATION IS KEY $25 The ability to understand and work with different communication styles enhances relationships, productivity and organizational culture. This class introduces the Social Styles model, the four basic behaviors and explains how we relate to and influence others. 1 class: Tue, Mar 26 OR Tue, Apr 16 from 7 pm 9pm FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS $25 Consumers are increasingly being influenced through on-line interaction with brands and organizations. This class looks at ways of engaging with potential fans and customers using Facebook. 1 class: Thu, Mar 28th from 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Fee: $25.00 HOW TO WOW! $60 How you present yourself and your information is key to getting the result you want. Whether you are using speaking alone or have visual aids, learn how to WOW your audience every time. 1 class: Sat, Apr 13th from 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. (1/2 hr. lunch) INTRODUCTION TO BOARD GOVERNANCE $50 Improve effectiveness by gaining an understanding of individual roles, legal/ethical responsibilities and managing the work of your organization. 2 classes: Wed, Apr 17th & Apr 24th from 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. MARKETING MATTERS $60 Using a connecting approach in your marketing, you will easily expose the greatness of your business or organization, encourage relationship building and develop strong connections with your ideal client. 3 classes: Thu, Apr 18, 25 & May 2 from 7pm 9:30pm BEAT THE CLOCK: FIND TIME IN YOUR DAY $60 Work smarter, not harder! Weve all heard the saying but HOW do we achieve it? 3 classes: Wed, Apr 24, May 1 & 8 from 7 pm 9:30 pm PINTEREST FOR BUSINESS $25 With all the talk about the importance of using Social Media to market your business, which option is right for you? This course looks at how to use Pinterest as a medium to attract traffic & leads to your website and business. 1 class: Mon, Apr 29th from 9:30 a.m. 11:30 p.m. BASIC BOOKKEEPING (webinar) $70 This is an informational workshop, participants will complete paper exercises; computerized accounting software topics will not be covered. 1 class: Wed, Apr 3 from 1:30 4:30 pm OR 69pm THE POWER OF EFFECTIVE NETWORKING Knowing how to create and maintain lasting business relationships is key to finding and capitalizing on those opportunities. 1 class: Tue, Apr 16th from 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m.


STANDARD FIRST AID WITH LEVEL C-CPR/AED $135.00 ($80.00 CPR only) 3 year certification in Standard First Aid with level C-CPR/AED. 2 classes: Mar 9 & 10 OR Apr 13 & 14 OR May 4 & 5 from 9 am 5 pm RECERTIFICATION STANDARD FIRST AID WITH LEVEL C-CPR/AED $95.00 ($65.00 CPR only) For individuals who are within the 3 year certification period in Standard First Aid. 1 class: Mar 9 OR Apr 13 OR May 4 from 9 am 5 pm SELF DEFENSE BASICS $35 This program will provide you with the confidence and skills to reduce your risk of becoming a target for crime or violence. 1 class: Thu, Mar 14th from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. SELF DEFENSE ADVANCED $40 You will learn Self Defense concepts to keep you and your family safe. 1 class: Mon, Apr 15th from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. CANADIAN NON-RESTRICTED FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE $100 (text book included) This course is required in order to obtain a Firearms Possession and Acquisition License. Minimum age for this course is 12 years. 1 class: Sat, Mar 23 OR June 1st from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CANADIAN RESTRICTED FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE $100 (textbook included) This course is required in order to obtain a Restricted Firearms Possession and Acquisition License. Minimum age for this course is 12 years. . 1 class: Sat, Apr 13th from 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

COUPLES REFLEXOLOGY WORKSHOP $80 Each person receives a full one hour treatment of foot reflexology from their partner during this workshop. 1 class: Thu, Apr 11th from 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.\ SCULPTING WITH PAVERPOL $125 Create a one-of-a-kind sculpture. In this class you will create a sitting or standing figure using an old white cotton t-shirt that has been dipped in Paverpol, then dry brushed with acrylic paint to bring it to life. At the end of the day go home with a beautiful piece of art you made yourself. No experience required. Supply list upon registration. Location: Carseland Rec Center 1 class: Sat, Apr 20 from 9 am 4 pm (1 hr lunch brk) EYE INSIGHT - IRIDOLOGY $45 In this class you will learn the basics of Iridology and Chinese Physiognomy (related to the eye only), and gain a better understanding of what your physical body is saying through your eyes. Students are asked to bring a magnifying glass and small flash light. 1 session: Tue, Apr 23rd from 7 9:30 p.m. CRYSTAL HEALING CLASS $115 During this class the students will learn about several crystals and their healing properties. This is a certification course. 1 class: Sat, Apr 27th from 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. YOGA $85.00 Students can be any age and flexibility, but must be able to get up and down from the floor. Yoga assists in gaining body and breath awareness, calming the mind, the spirit and the systems of the body. Students please bring yoga mat, blanket and bottled water. 8 classes: Wed, May 1 Jun 19 from 9 a.m. 10 a.m.. EMOTIONAL DECLUTTERING FOR A CLEAR HEART AND MIND $45 Jennifer makes this is a fun, inspirational and experiential workshop in which you will move through some key steps to help clear your heart and mind. Please bring pen and paper. 1 session: Tue, May 7th from 7 9:30 p.m. AN INTRODUCTION TO LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY $90.00 Students for the landscape class should be comfortable with their camera enough that they can set their own f-stops and aperture settings in manual mode. 4 classes: Thu, May 9 May 30 from 7 pm 9 pm THE FIVE AGREEMENTS $45 Do you often find you do things you dont really want to do but you feel obligated? Looking within in total honesty, you can change your mind in one night, and change your life forever. 1 session: Tue, May 14th from 7 9:30 p.m.

COMPUTERS FOR SENIORS $75 Join us to learn how your new computer hardware works, more about the Windows operating system, set-up your computer, how to use the keyboard, mouse, internet and e-mail. 4 classes: Mon & Tue, Mar 4th, 5th, 11th, & 12th from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS $45 This course is for the very beginner computer user. Topics include: using the keyboard and mouse, computer terminology, understanding files and folders, opening and closing programs, etc. 2 classes: Mon & Tue, Mar 18 & 19 from 7 pm 9 pm INTRODUCTION TO MS EXCEL (webinar) $70 1class: Mar 27 from 1:30 4:30 pm OR 6 9 pm MICROSOFT WORD 2010 BEGINNER $85 Students will create a document, add, delete, move and edit text using basic formatting, creating bulleted or numbered lists, tables and much more. Pre-requisite: experience working with Windows. 4 classes: Mon & Tues, April 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th 7 pm - 9 pm IPADS FOR BEGINNERS $30.00 IPads are the everywhere! Learn more about this easy to use Apple device, the App Store, and Tips and Tricks. Please bring your own iPad to class. 1 class: Sat, Apr 20th from 1p.m. 4 p.m. MICROSOFT WORD 2010 - INTERMEDIATE $85 Learn how to use document themes, create charts and tables, add headers and footers, page setup and layout, and work with graphics and text. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2010 - Beginner 4 classes: Mon & Tues, April 22, 23, 29, & 30 from 7 pm 9 pm

USUI REIKI Level II $160 The students will learn the long distance healing symbol, receive an attunement, practice long distance healing and do a Reiki treatment in the class. This is a certificate course. 1 class: Sat, Mar 23rd from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. ZUMBA $60 Students please wear active wear (work out clothing) and fitness shoes and bring a water bottle. 6 classes: Mon, Apr 8th May 13 from 6 pm 7 pm 5 classes: Mon, May 27 Jun 24 from 6 pm 7 pm $50 BEGINNERS SPANISH $82.50 Learn the essentials to communicate with confidence. This class is open to all ages. 7 classes: Mon, Apr 8th May 27th (no class May 20th) 7 pm 9 pm INTRODUCTION TO JIVE $55 per couple Sit no more! Whether its Rock n Roll, Country or Big Band, youre sure to have fun with this dance. 4 classes: Mon, Apr 8 29 from 7:30 pm 9:30 pm MEDITATION $85.00 In this course you will learn and practice many types of Meditation by learning about Angels, Chakras and etc. 6 classes: Tue, Apr 9 May 14 from 7pm 9 pm GOAL SETTING & VISION BOARDS $25 In this interactive workshop you learn the process of setting goals and creating images that will stick in your subconscious mind and steer your choices toward making those visions real. 1 class: Tue, Apr 9 OR Wed, May 15 from 7 pm9 pm SPRING FOREST QIGONG $50.00 Come and experience Spring Forest Qigong (Chee Gong). No experience necessary. The practice consists of 35 minutes of gentle active movements, 20 minutes of guided meditation and 5 minutes of harvesting our chi. 6 classes: Wed, Apr 10 May 15 from 7:30 8:30 pm 6 classes: Wed, May 22 Jun 26 from 7:30 8:30 pm A BEGINNERS INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY $90 Getting to Know Your Digital Camera: File Formats and Quality Settings; Your Cameras Program Modes; Creative Control of Apertures (f/stops) and Shutter Speeds; Controlling White Balance and Other Aspects, In-Camera; Introduction to Composition. Cameras for this class MUST have the capability for the user to select manual modes for f-stop and apertures settings. 4 classes: Thu, Apr 11th May 2nd from 7 pm 9 pm

TIPS TO PUBLIC SPEAKING $60 Would you like to know how to use body gestures and tone of voice to get people to sit up and pay attention? At the end of this highly interactive workshop, you will know how to calm your jitters and speak like a pro. 1 class: Sat, Mar 23rd from 9:30 am 3:30 pm (1/2 hr. lunch break) EMBRACING CHANGE $40 Discover how and why people resist change, and practice strategies to make change work for you 2 classes: Wed, Mar 13 & 20 from 7 9:30 pm PROCRASTINATION: FROM TO DO TO DONE $40 Do you tend to put off doing things, hoping they will go away? Do you start a task right before a deadline? 2 classes: Mon, Mar 18th & 25th from 7 9:30 p.m. POWER OF POSITIVITY $25 Discover how you truly see the world and learn simple ways to use the power of a positive attitude to create a pleasurable home or work environment and to encourage positive relationships with others. 1 class: Mon, Apr 15th from 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP $25 In the home, workplace and community the need for leadership is constant and universal. This class looks at the elements of character based leadership and how to grow in it. 1 class: Tue, Apr 30 OR Mon, May 6 from 9:30 am -11:30 am STRENGTHEN YOUR IMPACT $25 This class is on finding and using your voice to create change in yourself and your community. This workshop focuses on empowerment and following your passion(s). 1 class: Thu, May 9th from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


A GIRLS WAY (11-14 YRS) $37.50 Its important that they have the confidence and ability to recognize risky situations and make safe choices when it comes to their health and safety. 1 class: Tue, Apr 9th from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. BABYSITTERS TRAINING PROGRAM (11 15 YRS) $60 Students will develop skills such as: caring for kids of all ages, dealing with difficult situations, preparing safe and fun activities, making safe choices, basic First Aid. Please bring a peanut-free bag lunch. 1 class: Sat, Apr 20 OR May 25 from 9:30 am-4:30 pm BULLY PROOFING (8-11 YRS) $27.50 This program is designed to be preventative and proactive so that children can avoid being bullied, and if they are bullied, know how to stop it in an interactive, non-threatening manner, children learn how to be Bully-Proofed. 1 class: Tue, Apr 23rd from 6 pm - 8 pm NEVER BEE LOST (5 7 YRS) $20 This program teaches kids the steps to stay safe if they become lost or separated from their parents or caregiver; includes Bob the Bee coloring book and crayons. 1 class: Thu, May 2nd from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. AT HOME ALONE PLUS EMERGENCY FIRST AID (10 - 13 YRS) $50 This fun and active course helps prepare kids to be at home alone and how to respond to medical emergencies. Please bring a peanut-free bag lunch. 1 class: Sat, May 4th from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.


(Business IQ / The Business Link) * These are just a SAMPLE of classes available. SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING BASICS (webinar) $30 WFES/Chamber Office, Mar 5th 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. HOW TO REGISTER YOUR NEW BUSINESS IN ALBERTA $45 1 class: Mar 6th from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. MARKETING FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM MORE THAN SOCIAL MEDIA $15 1 class: Mar 7th from 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. NEGOTIATING COMMERCIAL LEASES & RENEWALS FOR DUMMIES $15 1 class: Mar 14th from 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. SUPERCHARGE YOUR FACEBOOK MARKETING $15 1 class: Mar 21st from 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. INTRODUCTION TO MS EXCEL $70 1 class: Mar 27 from 1:30 pm4:30 pm OR 6 pm9 pm CREATING ENGAGING ONLINE CONTENT $15 Content is the fuel for online marketing. It can also be a real headache for small business owners. 1 class: Mar 28th from 1p.m. - 3 p.m. SMALL BUSINESS SOCIAL MEDIA FAQ $15 1 class: Apr 3 from 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.


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Wheatland Business Women celebrates International Womens Day

Marcy Field Mountain Lion Leadership

On March 8, the world celebrates International Womens Day. For over a century women have worked towards economic, business and societal equality. This day marks achievements made and draws attention to areas where efforts are still required. Different themes are chosen by various groups each year relevant to global and local gender issues. This year the United Nations theme is a promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women. The International Womens Day organization has chosen The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum as their theme. Wheatland Business will celebrate International Womens Day, on Tuesday, March 12 with guest speaker Leslie Pringle, Eagle Lake RV Resort & Coins for Classrooms, who will talk about using our businesses to create change in the world through inclusion and philanthropy. Leslies unique business, life and travel experiences pro-

vide interesting perspectives and insights into an individuals ability to transform the world they touch. Reaching beyond their immediate community, Wheatland Business Women (WBW) last year collected donations to provide loans to business women in the developing world. Through KIVA, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty, WBW assisted a group of women in Pakistan purchase livestock to expand their operations and a hospitality entrepreneur in the Philippines. Both loans are almost completely repaid and WBW is reinvesting the funds to assist others. At the Feb. 12 meeting on Self Care for Successful Entrepreneurship Lin Walker, Lin Walker Consulting challenged attendees to exercise their minds through continuous learning, networking, word games or crossword puzzles and quiet times to reflect. Alicia Flint, Thrive! Health and Wellness provided insights into why our bodies are stressed. Members and guests learned that the most restorative sleep occurs before midnight. Ev-

eryone was encouraged to start somewhere with self care as small changes over the long term create a huge impact. All this contributes to new opportunities and growth personally and professionally. Established in September 2004, some forward thinking business women together with Community Futures Wild Rose formed Wheatland Business Women. The group, which is now completely self-sufficient and independent, meets to provide support for women in business through networking, education and connection. Monthly meetings (the second Tuesday morning of each month) are held at the Days Inn and Suites Strathmore. Guests are welcome. For more information, visit or contact us at info@

The Hunger Games

Pat Fule Fule for Thought I think doctors should have to take courses that deal with passing on powerful, or serious news. Maybe they already do, but perhaps they need to brush up on this! I mean, prepare us, gradually, kindly, tell us the bad stuff! I guess I can confide in you all. I mean, I feel I can trust the 47 of you who actually read my columns. So, because I was raised Catholic, heres my confessions. My doctor hit me RIGHT between the eyes with these words. Well, actually it was three words and a number! He said, youre Level 1 obese! Level 1 obese? I dont FEEL Level 1 Obese! I didnt even know there WERE levels to it! He also said I had a chronological age of 52, but a Heart Health age of 64!! That means the Beatles could NOW be singing about ME! You remember: will you still need me, will you still feed me, when Im 64! I cant be 64, Im not ready, I tell ya I dont even like Bingo and Shuffleboard! I realize now that Ive been in denial one day, youre a certain weight, then years later you think youre still okay, but you find yourself 20 pounds overweight. I never, ever had a problem when I was younger. Id eat what I wanted, and I never had to worry. Now, however, every little thing I shove in my mouth, shows up on the old weigh scale! I know I have definitely let my activity level die, so I have no one else to blame. Im not a big fan of the type of exercise that would actually be good for me. Recently, I went on YouTube and came across an old Participaction commercial. You remember the one (about 1975) where it had a 35-year-old Canadian jogging with a 60-year-old Swedish guy. That made me sad and angry. I knew if I were to do the Math, with my age/condition, Id probably match up with a 90 year old Swede! I let that sink in hmmmm I could find one to run with, that would be a way to start exercising! Heck, not to be morbid here, but that 60-year-old guy would be close to 100 by now, or hes dead. Either way, I know I could beat him in a race! Theres still time for me! You do things to disguise yourself when you get heavy. Ive worn my shirts un-tucked, I avoid turtle necks like the plague, wear black a lot, and I dread having to wear a necktie. Neckties sinch your fat chins, and shove them up around your nose! In fact, Im even thinking of growing a beard, to cover the various chins Ive developed! However, theres no denial anymore not when youre Level 1 Obese! Ive also noticed that I dont see my feet as easily as before sometimes my shadow scares me when I see the actual silhouette! What would it mean if I see my shadow would it be six more weeks of blubber? Ive also tried to eat properly at restaurants. In fact, I tried to order a salad recently, but none of the salads sounded edible at all. I mean, I dont get why fruits are added to salads! To me, fruits and vegetables should NOT be mixed together at all. Dont even GET me started on jellied salads! Ive even resorted to snack on those rice cake-things. You know the ones, they taste a little like Styrofoam with just a HINT of salty dust? Sometimes, your closest friends and relatives can turn on you, when youre fighting your weight. Recently, I was at a pub and ordered a cold, refreshing beverage. One of my teacher pals hurt one of my feelings (I dont have many of those, but he found one). We had ordered beers from different world brewers. Looking at the two empty bottles, he pointed at my tall, thin bottle and his stockier one. Look, he said pointing to the two bottles. Pat in high school and Pat now! That stung like the beers, that was a COLD thing to say. I thought of various ways he could be hit by a C-Train. Finally, on the weekend, my daughter and I stopped at M & M in town for some items. I absent mindedly pointed at one of the photos of chocolate cake. Breanne quickly commented, Dad, you dont like chocolate cake. Then she looked me over and said, wait, what am I saying you MUST like chocolate cake! I reminded her that she is in the will now, but its looking doubtful for the future! So, here we go again. Its another round of the Hunger Games a chance for me to finally get my act together, and to paraphrase Effie Trinket, may the odds be ever in my favour! (Fule for Thought is a slice of life humourous column that appears in the Strathmore Times, written by long-time resident, town councillor, high school teacher, coach, husband and father of two Pat Fule. If you would like to get in touch with Pat, you can send him an e-mail at

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Thought for the week ~


If you stop learning you will forget what you already know
- Solomon

Hussar Alumni host fantastic volleyball tournament

Tyke fun
Both Rockyford and Standards Tykes teams played well in an early morning game at the Standard Arena on Feb. 23. While playing on full ice with regulation times of 20 minutes, the boys and girls on both teams played their hardest, with opportunities to have many little breaks to catch their wind.

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Hussar Alumni really got into the spirit of their Volleyball Tournament this past weekend. The eleven teams were divided by graduating year and then assigned a theme. Teams dressed up in some of the following categories: Ghostbusters, Recycling Team, Revenge of the Nerds, Grease, Top Gun, Dodgeball - Semi Pro, Super Troopers and Twilight.

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Letters to the editor

Legion looks to inform members

To the Editor In an effort to update Royal Canadian Legion members with current news of our Legion, I am endeavouring to write newsletters bi-monthly, on a regular basis. The first issue of 2013, January / February, is now available to members of The Strathmore Legion. January / February issues have been emailed to those who have provided the Legion with their email addresses and copies can also be picked up at The Legion. The March / April issue will be emailed and available at The Legion on March 1. If you have not already done so, please provide the Legion with your email address so you can be included in our emailouts. Several dozen people, who gave the Legion their email address, have had their emails declared non-deliverable. If you are one of those members, and have changed your addresses recently, please let us know as soon as possible. I will be posting, under the Legion in the Whats Happening Community Calendar section of the Times, whenever new issues are available. I am also looking for war stories anyone may wish to contribute. Your support of both the Legion and its Newsletter, is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Comrade Irene Knappe Secretary / PR Chair Strathmore Royal Canadian Legion Strathmore Branch #10

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WFCSS our adventure continues

Lynn WaLker WFCSS A new chapter in the life of Wheatland Family and Community Support Services (WFCSS) started on February 4, 2013 when we officially opened our doors to the public officially at our new location, 8 kilometers east of Strathmore on Highway 1, in the Wheatland County Administration building. The faces have changed slightly, however, the warm welcome is still offered. Lynn Walker has assumed the position of Program Coordinator for WFCSS, Shelley Rasmussen is the new Program Assistant and Sharon Tibeau is the Management Consultant to the team. We have restructured our administration to serve the reduced numbers. Our Home Support Program continues, although it has dropped from 140 clients to 19. We intend to grow and hope to see this number double by the end of the year. Moving forward we plan to build on our solid foundation of programs. We are taking this opportunity to determine the needs of residents of villages and the County of Wheatland as a more rural based program is developed. Meetings have been booked with Villages and County Councils as well as town hall discussions with various community groups. We are seeking input on some important questions. What are the gaps? Are there basic unmet needs? How can WFCSS better support its rural residents? We want to hear from the grass roots. Our goal is to create a program that meets or exceeds what we offered before and is tailored specifically for our various rural localities. The split that occurred on December 31, 2012, created a challenge of funding resources. This does not equate to reduced services. The same funding dollars apply for the rural areas. However, creativity in our planning will produce a more robust offering of services unique to our population needs. We want the biggest bang for our buck! As we transition WFCSS to the more rural environment, we welcome the opportunity to better know our residents and spend time hearing of their needs. Community programming continues to be offered and we encourage everyone to watch the local papers for program opportunities offered throughout the year. Another value-added service we provide, especially at this time of year, is free tax assistance to all low income village and county residents who file basic forms. Please call the office to see if you qualify. Our Resource Center remains available to anyone seeking information or referral on subjects pertinent to them. Funding grants to other community not-for-profit programs has been an important component of WFCSS in the past and will continue into the future. This year however will see delays in the application process until we have better knowledge of what monies are available to offer. If you would like more information on any of the above programs or other services available through WFCSS please give us a call. Our number is the same: 403-934-5335. Bouquets and thank you go out to the staff of the County Administration Offices for their hospitality and support to our program. Everyone has gone the extra mile to make us feel welcome and part of the team as we settle into our new space. Our door is always open and everyone is welcome to stop in, check on what we are doing and learn more of what we are about. There is plenty of parking and the coffee is always on.

3/4 cup Quinoa 1/4 cup Water 1/2 tsp Salt 1 Clove of chopped Garlic

Gluten-Free Quinoa Crust

1/2 tsp Black Pepper 2 tsp Italian Seasoning 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1/4 Mozza Cheese
[ Makes 2 servings ]


1. Soak the quinoa in a bowl with enough water to cover all the grains, give it a stir and cover. Let it sit for 8 hours. 2. After the quinoa has soaked for 8 hours, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 3. Drain the quinoa with a sive. 4. Blend all the crust ingredients (soaked quinoa, water, salt, garlic, black pepper, italian seasoning, cheese), except for the olive oil in a blender or Magic Bullet until smooth and thick like pancake batter. 5. Pour the batter into your pan and spread it evenly with a rubber spatula. I like it about 0.5 cm thick. 6. Grease a cake or pizza pan with olive oil, heat the pan in the oven for 5 mins prior to use. 7. Bake for 15 - 20 mins, until its a nice golden brown. 8. Remove from oven and flip the crust, return the crust to the oven and bake for another 10 mins until its a nice golden brown.

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Wheatland County Councillors are against entering into negotiations over the Calgary Municipal Plan (CMP). A letter sent from the Alberta Municipal Minister Doug Griffiths informing Wheatland Council that a mediator would be appointed was not well received. The Government of Alberta continues to believe that any meaningful plan for the region must include rural and urban municipalities alike and must achieve a reasonable balance between the needs and aspirations of all parties, Minister Griffiths said in the letter. I am convinced of the ability of the regions municipal leaders to come together and achieve a reasonable solution that reflects the shared interests of all of your ratepayers and the region as a whole. Minister Griffiths went on to say the Government will pay for the mediation services, and with one million people moving to Alberta in the next decade, straining infrastructure and water resources, failure was not an option. If we start the process there is a foregone conclusion that we will abide by the mediated decision. They (members of the CMP) keep asking us to get back in. We went through the process and said no. What about that dont they get. It bothers the hell

out of me, said Councillor Ben Armstrong. No is NO. We have said so more than once. Calgary has nothing that we need or want. Councillor Armstrong detailed that the plan does not address rural participants. He clarified it not only affects Wheatland County, but the scope includes Rocky View and parts of Foothills , Bighorn, Kneehill and Mountain View Counties, as well. Councillors said that they preferred operating under the Municipal Act. In discussions of the issue with elected officials from other counties, rural sentiments were consistent. Councillors felt the minister needed to deal with Calgary first and make changes to include rural concepts in the plan. Councillor Ken Sauve said that the letter from Minister Griffiths sends a mixed message, considering that Premier Redford had stated membership should not be forced. For the small guy, I see this as a recipe for failure, said Sauve about the CMP. Reeve Glenn Koester said that the only thing the plan had to offer ratepayers concerned water rights and it was cheaper for the county to build

something themselves. There did not seem to be any other incentives to belong. When Wheatland County withdrew from the plan, they set in motion the Wheatland Water Partnership contract negotiations. The contract deals with water issues for the area and currently includes Wheatland County (excluding Strathmore which belongs to the CMP), and the Villages of Standard, Rockyford, and Hussar, with a possibility of other shareholder participation in the future. The Wheatland Water Partnership is moving toward incorporation and documents were recently sent to the Minister for approval. The initiative has taken three years to develop. Koester said that entering into CMP negotiations would be an insult to staff, who worked hard to establish the Wheatland Partnership and such negotiations would be very confusing. Council agreed to send a letter to Minister Griffith, stating they had no desire to be a part of negotiations, with copies sent to other rural municipalities. There was some discussion about meeting with other counties to establish some sort of solidarity on the issue.

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Uninsured fire collection confusion

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A $1,019.70 bill for equipment rental needed to put out a rural fire near Standard has been bouncing back and forth between the Standard Fire Department and Wheatland Council. Both parties are unsure whose responsibility it was to initiate collection action. We dont bill for other fire services so why are we billing for this? inquired Councillor Brenda Knight. The fire required the Standard department to call out high hoe equipment from Grays, in order to reach areas of the fire. The Standard fire department is required by law not to leave the site until the fire is extinguished. The county has contracts for fire services with the various departments. Councillor Alice Booth said that technically the Standard Fire Department requisitioned the equipment and she wondered whether the bill could be passed to council. She wondered

what the limits were concerning the type and expense of equipment that could be requisitioned. Wheatland County is currently reviewing its fire organizational structure. Wheatland currently budgets for fire response. Rocky View County recently passed a bylaw that would recoup some costs from fire victims. Councillor Ken Sauve said that it was a good reminder for rural landowners to review their insurance policies to see what is actually covered. The owner in question had no insurance and so incurred the costs for the equipment. The Standard Fire Department tried to collect the bill but were so far unsuccessful and asked Council whether the cost could be collected under property taxes. Under the Municipal Government Act 553, an uncollected bill for services provided by the municipality can be applied to the property tax bill. County directed staff to defer the matter to another Council meeting for further discussion, and to develop policy details.

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Nothing brings us together like music. Especially the music we know and appreciate. This is something that Andrea Curry loves about her work in Strathmore. Not only does she get the opportunity to facilitate meaningful musical experiences, she also witnesses transformational change in the lives of those she meets. Andrea has been a musician and artist her entire life. In fact, she pursued a career in classical voice, recording and teaching. Her focus shifted to therapy when she realized that she didnt enjoy the idea of correcting every detail of the music someone makes. In other words, she yearned to use her gifts in a therapeutic relational way. She returned to school, attending Acadia University to become a fully licensed Music Therapist. In 2010, she graduated and joined the JB Music Therapy Company. She worked initially as part of the Project HOPE team in the Golden Hills School Division in Strathmore. Recently, she has begun meeting with the adults that attend the Tuesday afternoon HOPE Bridges Sing Your High Notes. Andrea enjoys and values her work and relationship with JB Music Thera-

py very much. JB ( Jennifer Buchanan) Music Therapy is celebrating 21 years of operation and providing excellence to clients in Calgary and surrounding area. Music Therapy is the therapeutic practice of using music to achieve non-musical goals. Andrea focuses on using rhythm, melody, timbre, lyrics, tempo (speed) and dynamics to help individuals connect with the therapist or others within their communities. Music therapy can support other goals in the areas of speech, fine and gross motor, rehabilitation, mental health and wellness. Andrea has found in Strathmore the relational therapeutic work she longed for. Perhaps the most rewarding part of it all is that Andrea has rarely seen someone leave a session without having laughed, sang or shared something important inspired by the music. People who have never met are forming friendships and connections. People are able to experience song and sound through the power of facilitated music opportunity. In March we celebrate Music Therapy Month! To learn more about Music Therapy and sing your high notes facilitated by Andrea, contact Hope Bridges at (403) 983-3640. All adults interested in sharing music of their generation are welcome!

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JA investment program teaches youth about stock

Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter Trying to learn tips and tricks to investing can be tough. Knowing when to buy or sell stock can be challenging, and many people dont want to take the risk with their hard earned money, or they will hire someone who can navigate the system for them. Students at Crowther Memorial Junior High (CMJHS) will have a chance to learn about stocks and trade their own stock with the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange through the Investment Strategies Program. The program will be coming to CMJHS in April through Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta. The students are all given $100,000 of fake money but real-time stock to trade. They will be on trial from April 22 to 28. On the 29 the simulation program will be reset and they will all start again with $100,000 until June 7. They do one trial week, so theyre going to trade on a trial basis so if they made a mistake in their trade its not going to cost them, said Wendy Gerbrandt, program coordinator. The students, all Grade 8 and 9, will have a chance to buy, sell and trade stock throughout the six to seven week period. During that time there will be a volunteer that goes into the classroom to talk to the kids about how to pick your portfolio to establishing your portfolio and establishing what trends could affect the outcomes of stock prices. The students will also learn about other investment options and about how to research different stocks and how to use the simulation program. They learn about what is a stock market and they learn throughout the hands on experience that its not always great but it can be. Because youre only on a short term period they dont get to see the long term positives effects of the stock market, or negative, but at least they get the idea that theres fluctuation, said Gerbrandt. Gerbrandt said most of the time the students come out ahead, making above their initial investment; some will lose some money in the last few days if they dont trade right away. I have been getting so much great feedback from the Chestermere schools that because its so much more hands on and its a longer duration, its not just going in for one day like we do Dollars (and Sense) so the students, because they are getting more exposure to it, they actually get it. They retain it, they get to apply it, so were getting really great feedback from it, said Gerbrandt. The students are initiating conversations at home parents about what they learned or how their stock did. Gerbrandt said the simulation is simple to use. Tthe students are seeing what the stock is when they log on, they need to know their ticker signal, the amount of shares they want to purchase and what stock exchange they are on. The students can win up to $500 for their time, and there are different weekly riddles and puzzles the students can earn extra prizes from by logging on to the Invest JA site. Gerbrandt is looking for people from the financial advisor sector to volunteer to speak with the kids. The commitment is four hours, and all the training and the materials are provided. Anyone interested in volunteering his or her time can contact Wendy Gerbrandt by email at wgerbrandt@ or at 403-875-4254. For more information on what Junior Achievement is all about go to www.

Introducing the new Legion President

Sharon MCLeay Times Contributor Bruce Westgard was elected as the new District Nine, Legion 10 president in November 2012, after Jenny Schumann had announced she would be leaving the role. Westgard has a few things in mind as he assumes the new posting. We always try to keep things pretty much the same, but there are probably a couple things will change, Westgard said with a twinkle in his eyes. He is hoping that younger people will be attracted to join. He thinks the majority of members are getting older and new energy and ideas are needed and welcomed. The Legion has always worked with and supported youth in the community. Some of the projects are supporting fire departments, Air Cadet Sponsorship, the Poster program for school children and bursaries for children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The bursary is $500 per year towards post-secondary schooling. Proof of service in the family and good marks are required. They also put on a seniors supper and coordinate with high school students, who serve the seniors. We would like a few more people involved so we can continue to put more money back into the community, said Westgard. He said the rising building maintenance and utility costs can cut into those funds. With more members, more money can be raised. He hopes that residents remember that the hall can be rented for special functions, complete with catering, as well. Westgard said there are benefits to being a member, such as liquor being about half the cost of regular pubs, socializing opportunities in the hub of Strathmore and supporting the good work of the military. There are a lot of people who just want to come in and talk. Some will come in and just have a pop or coffee and just sit and socialize, said Westgard. He said the Legion hosts special dinners, and they are thinking of bringing back more dances and musical groups. There was a new idea to hold wrestling, or possibly martial arts demonstrations. He said the organization has crib, darts, and pool tournaments on a regular basis. In fact, this weekend, March 1 and 2, there is a Command event. The District Senior Mixed Dart tourney will be taking place, with 19 teams from all over Alberta and NWT playoff. He envisions tough competitors eyeing up the targets, toes to the line. Each player will have their own special technique. The community is invited to drop in and see some top notch talent. Anyone without a membership can be signed in by two members and there is always someone on hand to lend a signature. For those interested in membership, there are several rankings. The first is ordinary members, who personally have military, reserves or police background. There are 110 ordinary members; plus nine who have been voted life memberships in Strathmore. There are approximately 200 Associate members. Associates are members who have family ties to military, reserve, or police. The final category is Affiliate member. There are 73 in Strathmore. Affiliate members do not have to have a military connection, but present a desire to help in the community and believe strongly in supporting the troops. There are organizational meetings that give everyone an opportunity to participate in the decision making, involving the programs and events, where money is spent, and where service is needed. Everyone is awarded an equal vote with attendance at meetings. A particularly important event is the yearly memorial service. The Remembrance Days service was once held in the Legion, one of the oldest existing Legions in Alberta, which was once called the Great War Service Memorial Hall (1921). But the patriotism of residents honouring military sacrifice and service has been substantial and has caused the ceremonies to grow and first necessitated a move to Westmount school, and now again to the Strathmore Civic Centre. Special speakers are part of the ceremonies. Several years ago, MP Kevin Sorenson appeared giving information of his visit to the troops in Afghanistan, and other years, soldiers in active or past service have been asked to speak. The Legion still supports the Last Post. On family request, soldiers can be buried in the military portion of the Strathmore cemetery. We need to support our veterans, said Westgard. He said the members currently have a letter-writing initiative that is petitioning for more support for veteran rights that seems to be eroding yearly. He said part of the Legions job is to remind people to support the remaining veterans and the troops that continue to serve.
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4. Location of Program: Trinity Christian Academy 5. Classes/Times: Monday Evening 7:00-8:00 pm Physical Fitness with a fitness instructor with a B. Ed in Physical Education to include aerobics, flexibility training, weight resistance & techniques to improve balance. Pedometers will also be integrated into their daily activity & utilized during the indoor walking program. Wednesday Evening 7:00-8:00 pm Therapeutic Yoga with a qualified Therapeutic Yoga Instructor. Classes include: Pure, pain free ROM; Breath-connecting body with breath; stability; mobility; strength & flexibility; alleviate anxiety & stress. Thursday Evening 6:30-8:00 pm Nutrition Class with a Registered Dietitian. NOTE: This class takes place at the lower level Conference Room @ Hospital. Our goal for participants in this program is to provide you with the tools to make positive changes to all aspects of your lifestyle. We hope the behaviour changes you make will last a lifetime and improve the overall quality of your life. Thank-you Dori Lee, RN PCN Facilitator

Hypnotist and Silent Auction on March 2, 2013 at the Strathmore Golf Course Club. Doors open at 5:00pm, show starts at 7:30, age 18+. To purchase tickets please call 403-901-0497. All proceeds go to Canadian Diabetes Association in support of Jamie Fairbairns efforts to raise funds and awareness. Project H.O.P.E. annual Gala Fundraiser, The Power of HOPE. March 9th at the Travelodge. Cocktails @ 5, Dinner @ 6, Tix $50 @ 403-807-2965 or 403-804-3101

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Reeve Glenn Koester presented both Councillor Ben Armstrong and Gerald Skibinsky, Manager of Protective Services, with a Queens Diamond Jubile medal on Feb. 18. Ben Armstrong (l-r), Glenn Koester and Gerald Skibinsky.

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Sharon McLeay Times Contributor Gerald Skibinsky, Manager of Protective Services, Fire, Disaster and Safety Coordinator was in full uniform for his acceptance of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Wheatland Council Chambers on Feb. 18. The medal was presented to him by Reeve Glenn Koester. Skibinsky was nominated by the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association. The nomination worked its way through the Alberta Fire Commissioners Office, on to the Canadian Fire Chiefs Association and he was one of five awardees from Alberta, chosen for his exemplary service to Canadians. It is an honour to receive the award from the organization you are receiving it from. Every person that receives this award is being recognized for the work they do, in their specific areas and for things they have accomplished. It is for the organizations that you represent that you are receiving it, said Skibinsky. Skibinsky will proudly display the medal on his dress uniform alongside his military service medals and next to the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal. Skibinsky has been a firefighter since 1987. He worked in Cold Lake with the Department of National Defence, prior to taking a post in Strathmore. He has served two tours as a peacekeeper in the former Yugoslavia. He also served in Alert, Nunavut, which is situated on the tip of Saint Elsmere Island. Its current population is five (with seasonal variation). While he was there, he trained the volunteer fire department. Skibinsky was not alone in medal presentation. Councillor Ben Armstrong also received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Wheatland Council Chambers on Feb. 18, presented by Reeve Koester. He was nominated by his peers from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, for 20 years of service with local government. He was recognized for his important role as an elected leader in the municipal process that insures the prosperous and high quality of life enjoyed by residents. He was commended for his excellent effort on making the community a good place to live. Councillor Armstrong thanked everyone for consideration, kind words and awarding him the medal.

erin Brown has been bringing her son Miles to Ms. Cookes Grade 5 class at Westmount since September as part of the Roots of empathy program.

Teaching empathy through babies

Shannon LecLair Times Reporter In todays society with bullying a predominant issue, steps are being taken to teach our youth how to empathize with others and promote social awareness. Roots of Empathy (ROE) has been in Strathmore for years now, and each year proves to be just as successful as the one preceding it. Since 1996 ROE has brought babies into the classrooms to help teach students empathy. The babies are always four months old or younger because one focus behind the program is allowing the children to see how the baby grows, and recording the differences in height, weight and appearance. Erin Brown has been bringing her son Miles to Ms. Cookes Grade 5 class since September. Miles was born on July 24 and makes the visit once a month to see his friends at Westmount. I love it. Its really rewarding and I feel like Miles gets quite a bit out of it to come and see the kids. I love seeing their reaction to him, said Brown.

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I would love to be asked to do it again. Roots Instructor Michelle Warrack teaches the class different things about babies, such as transitional objects, sleeping patterns, SIDS, every week for the three weeks between Miles visits. Cooke has had ROE instructors and moms bringing their babies into her classroom for five years. I like that it teaches the kids empathy and so they start to understand how other people feel and it helps them on the playground if someone gets upset you can even say to them what did you think when baby Miles got upset, how could we help somebody not be upset, said Cooke. Its a national program and the studies have shown that it helps reduce bullying in schools. Cooke said usually the parents bringing their babies into the school already have children enrolled in the school. Miles and Erin will have their last visit in June where the kids will get a chance to say goodbye, and a chance to go over everything Miles has taught them throughout the school year.

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Council bounces back decision

Sharon McLeay Times Contributor The Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) contacted the County of Wheatland about dropping the requirement to test water wells for Confined Feeding Operations. The regulation was part of County policy, prior to 2002, where all Confined Feeding Operations would be administered by the NRCB. Staff forwarded the issue to legal counsel for an opinion, who responded that many things were Wheatland Councils problem, but this issue was not one of them. The NRCB said that in one instance, they were having trouble getting access to neighbouring properties to do the testing. Under discussion, most councillors indicated that few landowners would turn down a free well test. They took over the contract, so they also took over the conditions, said Reeve Glenn Koester, who was puzzled why they could not adjust the regulations under their jurisdiction. Council directed staff to draft a letter to indicate the matter was no longer under their jurisdiction and the NRCB could reply to Council for further dialogue if necessary. At the Agricultural Service Board Convention in 2011, Vulcan County put forth a motion that was passed, asking the NRCB to require annual testing of groundwater wells surrounding confined feeding operations by an independent qualified firm, to confirm there was no contamination. They indicated the risks of contamination well water over time, not caught by self-monitored methods, outweighed the minimal cost of required testing. It was in response to the NRCB making well testing a selfmonitored process, as the NRCB felt the contamination risk was low.


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On Feb. 23, a three band concert was hosted by local band Colour in The Clouds at the Strathmore Youth Club on Brent Boulevard. About 60 people took in performances from Black Tie Thrash, also local talent, The Ampheads from Calgary and the feature band Colour in the Clouds.

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Gravel pit fees increase

Sharon McLeay Times Contributor Council moved to increase permit fees for gravel pits based on proposed acres to be mined. We compared the fees charged by other counties and came up with the proposed fees, said Kim Sandbeck, Development Officer. The current fee is a $500 flat fee, because there were no structures involved, however due to the time involved in stripping processes and disturbance involved to neighbouring properties, staff felt the increased fees reasonable. Some companies applied for a small pit on the permit, just to get started and used it as a back door for enlarging the pit later. Sandbeck said that the new fee structure should discourage the practise. Neighbours think it is a one year project and then it expands into ten years, said Sandbeck. A permit for less than two acres remains at $500, 2-4 acres is $1,500, 4-12 at $3,500 and over 12 is $6,500. Secondary Suite fee drop The County approved dropping the development fee for a secondary suite in a dwelling, from $500 to $200. The County has expressed a desire to increase population densities and we felt it would be line with achieving that goal, said Sandbeck. Building height reStraintS Approval was given to restricting the height of buildings in hamlets to 18 feet. Whether the building is one or two storeys, the height restriction remains 18 feet. We were trying to make the codes more consistent, said Sandbeck. Accessory buildings were limited to a 12 foot height restriction. Move on feeS The refundable development fee to move a home onto a property was set at $10,000, for new, modular and used homes. The refundable fee was required because speculators were stockpiling movable homes on properties, until prospective buyers were found, or houses were moved in and not finished. We were trying to stop junk coming in, said Councillor Ben Armstrong. Councillor Alice Booth suggested that the $10,000 fee may be a burden on some people and should be limited to $5,000. Inquiries to staff found that no homeowners had waived the fee in favour of not finishing the home. Reeve Glen Koester suggested that the conditions of refund specify that the finishing is esthetically pleasing. Boarding kennel certificationS All pet boarding kennels in the County will require a vet to certify the kennel health standards. The certification will be required annually. Letters will be sent by staff to notify kennel owners.

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Sharon McLeay Times Contributor Staff brought a proposal for a $16,519 purchase before council which would update the gas pump system. There was a potential to save $3,000 if the decision was agreed to quickly. This is a critical component of our system as it tracks all the gas usage, said James Laslo, Manager of Administrative Services. Laslo told council, however, that it was not confirmed that the program would work until the installation was complete due to system complexities and wiring compatibilities. Shouldnt we know before installation begins that it is going to work, before we consent to commit funds to its purchase? questioned Councillor Alice Booth. Staff was directed to get more information about the compatibility problems and bring the issue to council in March. new cheMical Sprayer Staff asked Council to approve a request by the Ag Service Board to purchase a Legacy 6000 chemical spray unit that had the capability of handling two sprays simultaneously. The unit is produced by Stone Blue Enterprises Inc. The company is located in Wheatland County and is the only provincial retailer for the Legacy 6000 Industrial Roadside Management Software and the only full-time builder of industrial spray systems in the province. They are a Wheatland County company and cost will be $19,450. The money for purchase fell under allotments in the Capital Budget. The purchase of the sprayer would be in line with the County goal to be responsive to current trends in agriculture and develop ongoing programs and activities that increase program effectiveness. The Agriculture Service Board was keeping this goal in mind when they made this request, said James Laslo, Manager of Administrative Services. Council approved the purchase. Million dollar tenderS It was a full house, and company representatives checked who was in the running and how much was bid. The two contracts advertised were the Carseland Lagoon Earthwork and Piping modification and the Carseland and Gleichen Underground Upgrades. There were 13 companies in the running and the first contract had bids ranging between $1,605,379.55 and $3,321, 589.42. The bidders were: Brooks Asphalt for $1,618,863.01, BYZ Enterprises for $2,440,003.50, Cat Brothers for $2,013,073.53, Contour Earth Moving for $2,192,680.88, DDC Contractors for $1,605,379.55, DFH Enterprises for $2,176,441.01, Gabriel Construction for an adjusted amount of $1,918,225.20, JS Ferguson adjusted at $1,921,284.25, Kidco for $1,772,232.00, NIB Developments for $1,699,293.75, Shamrock Enterprises at $3,321,589.42, Shawney Excavating and Trucking $2,580,818.63 and Whistle Contracting at $1,703, 791.32. On the second contract only seven companies were in the running with Bluebird Contracting advancing a bid for $1,605,020 with a 45 day completion, Brooks Asphalt bid $900,488.24 at 50 days, Foran bid $1,352,238.84, Gabriel Construction adjusted its bid to $1,652,865.64 finishing in 90 days, Kidco Construction came in at $1,433,685.62 with 120 days, NIB Developments $1,256,611.13(note not signed and sealed) at 120 days and lastly Shawney Excavations at $965,133.38 at 60 days. There will be a full review of the tenders and we will report back to council the second week of March at the debenture public hearing, said Mike Ziehr, Municipal Engineering Technologist and Development Officer. wfcSS credit guarantee Councillors approved a continued line of credit guarantee for WFCSS. A new guarantee is needed with the new structure and changes. Council needs to (resign) the agreement, said James Laslo, Manager of Administrative Services. regional water partnerShip Council signed documents approving the Wheatland Regional Water Partnership. The partnership is between Wheatland County, Standard, Hussar and Rockyford. We are asking council to sign the business plan agreement and resolve incorporation so that it can be forwarded to the Minister, said Mike Ziehr, Municipal Engineering Technologist and Development Officer. Councillor Alice Booth questioned whether common versus preferred shares were included in the document. Discussion concluded that preferred shares would be defined as those assets brought into the corporation and would be evaluated and defined in subsequent documentation, It was also clarified that other parties could apply for common shares at a later time. Two representatives were appointed for the Board of directors. Council appreciates all the work staff has done over the three years to develop this, said Reeve Glenn Koester. With all the discussions about water, it is nice to see it is in place.

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Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter There has been speculation about what sort of things the newly formed Strathmore FCSS will be offering to the community. One thing Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Linda Nelson promised was exciting, new kids programming. Nelson invited me, Mayor and council, and town staff to test out one of the programs being offered during the Spring Adventure Quest being held April 2 to 5. Anyone who knows me would know it was a no brainer for me when I found out I would be partaking in a murder mystery. I mean, come on! A crime, an investigation and an opportunity to think like a kid? It couldnt have been presented to me any better. On Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. we met in the council chambers for a briefing, and to find out who would be a part of our investigative team. We were split into three teams. Brenda Holder, of Mahikan Trails out of Canmore, gave us the news: the remains of an animal had been discovered and it was up to us to solve the crime. We would first visit the crime scene, and then it was up to us to use our best investigative and teamwork skills at each station to gather as many clues and facts as we could before presenting our case to the crown prosecutor. Despite the chill to the wind it was easy to see how a child would take to the program, the right amount of imagination mixed with the six different areas of the investigation made the plot come to life. I was looking for clues everywhere, tracking people to check the pattern on their boots and looking at everything as if it was a part of the investigation. I love telling adults how kids always do better, because they do. They seem to have a much better grasp on the concepts that were trying to introduce and theyre also astute, they are literal at everything. They will go into extreme detail and they ask questions adults dont even think about asking and theyre very smart, said Holder. Whats really interesting is they really begin to have a different understanding of the animal world and they get quite excited about it, kids love animals. So they have a very good understanding about the animal world and then theysuddenly realize that they may have a different talent that they didnt discover before, but the other thing is, is that they also have a different level of confidence because they really have truly contributed to it. Holder and her husband Dave began Mahikan Trails in 1995 and it was initially offered to the British Military. Since 2000 the Holders have been adding in both corporate and school groups. She said many adults already have an idea in their head about how the crime happened, whereas kids will ask questions about everything. Joseph Macdonald, who helped as one of the guides on Saturday, said each groups first analysis of the kill site was always wrong, but then questions were asked to help determine what the truth was. Being willing to ask questions, of course, led to the right results. Its actually amazing the kids will go through that process too and theyll learn to encourage one another. Its positive on both levels because with adults its often really good for people to look around and say wow those other people I work with have a lot to contribute if I take the opportunity to listen, said Macdonald. Then if they take the opportunity to speak up, its a two way street. Kids will realize that tooand they really go home proud because they did work it out and contributed to solving the problem. At the end of the investigation each team once again gathered in the council chambers to present their case. It was clear everyone had thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, and there was easy competitive banter being tossed between the teams. The compliments for the program were high. Im really happy that its the town thats going to be putting on this program, this is something that were doing for our constituents and I think its going to make a big difference especially for the youngsters, I think this is a great learning experience for them, said Councillor Bob Sobol. It had each of (us) working together to solve the situation. When the children come to the event at the spring break it will be challenging for them to solve the situation. The event was well run and the organizers had good props, said Chief Administrative Officer Dwight Stanford. Confidence building for the kids, said Councillor Dave Hamilton. (Its) a great program, I believe its going to help FCSS a great deal, its something new to the community, said Mayor Steve Grajczyk. I think it would be a blast for a kids, just a blast. Thats why we picked these guys is for their program because I know they get rave reviews from teachers and parents and the kids talk about it I guess for weeks afterwards, said Nelson. The CSI nature and farm portions of the Spring Adventure Quest are only one part of what will be offered over the four day Easter break. There will also be a Geo Cache, Hunger Games, Tracking Games and much more. Registration will also include two afternoon swims. There are a total of 60 spots available, 30 for children ages 6-9 and 30 for the 10-12-years-old range. For more information or to register contact Strathmore FCSS at 403-934-9090.




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Report February 2013
The Strathmore Handi-bus is striving thanks to all of our donations from individuals as well as business organizations for all your kind support and contribution. Weve been busy this past season by our members talking to corporate businesses, meeting with the MLA Jason Hale, representing at community club meetings and also weve been privileged to be a part of Brett Wilson and Family United Way. This donation was made for 2012. Thank you to the United Church Women, Barbara Faradi, Wheatland County, Wal Mart, The Royal Canadian Legion #10 Progressive Raffle, and individuals who donated at the beginning of the year 2013. We welcome Ruth Wall into our Board representing the town of Rockyford as well as Jenny Schumann as the new member from the Strathmore Legion. We thank Sheila Crispin for her time, dedication and service to the Handi-Bus Association. We wish you the best. We are still looking for representatives from Standard and the Strathmore Hospital. At the peak of winter, many senior facilities are locked in due to a Gastrointestinal Flu outbreak which limits their use of the handi-bus. But our clients are very communicative and informative about the symptoms with our dispatch that we were able to service them accordingly. We value each of our clients so that no issues or other concerns arise and continue to operate while the service is still needed. To help alleviate the symptom from spreading, our Staff takes extra precautions and appropriate response by ensuring peoples health and safety first. We appreciate everyones patience and cooperation. And for those who arent able to use the service during the outbreak, we will resume transportation for you as soon as the bugs go away! Happy winter and remember to wash, wash, wash your Hands!

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Shannon LecLair Times Reporter

Skate club prepares for season end showcase

Being a part of just about any club or organization can bring a sense of belonging, it can build confidence and can help foster our children to grow into well-rounded individuals. With the Strathmore Skate Club its no different. President Yvonne Sadek said the members get a sense of family when in the club, too, because they all support each other and can be there for advice. Being involved in skating also builds confidence, especially once the skater becomes competitive. They have to memorize their routine and then perform it in front of a large crowd by themselves. Each year the Skate Club showcases the work of its skaters, most often through a carnival. This year there wont be a carnival, but the junior and senior skaters will still be showing their talents. Its kind of like a mock competition but its kind of like a carnival but its not themed thing. Trying to get the volunteers and get coordinated just didnt work out this year, said Sadek. The event, which will be held March 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will be similar to most figure skating events, minus the judging. It showcases what you can do in the older parts of skating, what theyve built on (from this and previous seasons). It gives them an opportunity to show everyone their abilities, how far theyve come, said Sadek. She said it is also like a trial run for the skaters who will be going to a competition in Lethbridge three weeks later. The main season will end on March 18 right in time for Spring Skate to begin. Junior and senior skaters carry on into the Spring Skate but CanSkate kids can still register. There is power skating involved in the CanSkate program for ages 5 to 8. There is a small chance of new junior/seniors say from other clubs if they want to pick up Spring Skate with us theyre more than welcome to, said Sadek.

Junior high home tourney

The Crowther Memorial Junior High School Cougars boys and girls basketball teams hosted a home tournament Feb. 22 - 23. There were a total of 10 teams who came out to compete. The CMJHS boys team beat out Brooks in the finals to win the championship and the girl Cougars placed in fourth. Holy Cross Collegiate had two teams who also competed in the tournament. Meanwhile, in other hoops action, the Strathmore Spartans senior girls team will host the league semi-final March 1 (7:15 p.m.) at the Strathmore High School. Top: Skaters who took part in the South Region Open were Jaicey Birch (back, l-r), Ashlynn Huebschwerlen, Kennady Moore, Jayden Wilson, Chelsey Nelson and Aislyn Shaw (front). Middle: Junior Skaters at the Gleichen Glitter on Ice were Hailey Preston (l-r), Chondra Fox, Trinity Haynes and Tamzyn Musselman. Bottom: Senior Skaters at the Gleichen Glitter on Ice were Chelsey Nelson (l-r), Kennady Moore, Emily Wegner, Jaicey Birch and Ashlynn Huebschwerlen. Missing: Jayden Wilson.

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Bisons take on the best

Mario PruSina Times Editor Despite facing the defending national champions and a team that lost only four regular season games, the UFA Bisons are confident going into the second round of the AMHL Playoffs. The local triple-A midget team knows that they will have their hands full with the Red Deer Chiefs, who finished the regular season with a whopping 23-4-7 record. Despite the odds stacked against them on paper, there is a reason all the games are played on the ice and not decided by impressive regular season stats. Red Deer is the defending national championship team, theyre in that position for a reason and we know that were going to have to be perfect (against them), said Bisons bench boss Jeremy Friesen. There is no such a thing as almost perfect. Were going to have to be damn perfect in every area. Weve also talked a lot about how our teams has been through and battled and faced a ton of adversity and were going against a team that hasnt gone through that. If we can go in there, weve been a successful road team since Richie (Richard Palmer) joined us, if we can go in there and steal one early and then come home and keep up with that momentum, thats the kind of adversity that is pretty hard for a team like that to go through all of a sudden. Thats going to be our intention, to go in there and play really well and be proud of the way we play and hopefully come away with the win and go from

there, take it game by game. The Chiefs, who won 23 of 34 league games, have a balanced scoring attack that registered 133 goals for (fifth best in the league), while allowing a league best 55 goals against. By comparison, the Bisons scored 122 goals for and allowed 115 against. Although the Bisons have the video from the two games played against the Chiefs, the coaching staff isnt planning on breaking down the evidence leading up to the playoff series. The Bisons lost 7-1 in Red Deer on Oct. 26, before being stomped 7-2 at home on Nov. 23. Were not going to talk at all about those two games, said Friesen. They were early on in the season when you look at our team, it is entirely different now. Weve got a couple of new members and weve got some guys in

different roles. We learned a lot of lessons about those games, especially the second one at home when we went up 2-0. All year we talked about structure and sometimes weve bent but didnt necessarily break. We know against them, we probably cant even afford to bend. Were going in as an underdog. All the pressure is on those guys. We can go in there, relax and play our game. After falling 6-1 in Game 1 on Feb. 26, the Bisons will look to even the series March 1 (8 p.m.) at the Strathmore Family Centre. Game 3 is slated for March 3 (3 p.m.) in Red Deer and Game 4, if necessary, will take place in Strathmore on March 6 (7 p.m.). Game 5, if necessary, will take place March 8 (8 p.m.) in Red Deer.

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Chiefs advance to second round

Mario Prusina Times Editor All three teams in the Wheatland Athletics Association advanced to the second round of the post-season after the Wheatland Chiefs dispatched the Lacombe Rockets 2-0 in the opening round best-of-three series. The local double-A midget team rallied from a three-goal deficit in Game 1, winning 4-3 in overtime on Feb. 23, before the eliminating the Rockets with a 4-1 win in Game 2 the following day. The Chiefs dominated both games, outshooting the Rockets 87-65 in series, en route to the sweep. We never really quit we came out right from the puck drop, said Chiefs head coach Devin Olson. Usually first periods have been our weak points we usually come out slow and pick it up in the second and third. We started (both games) really well. Despite outshooting the Rockets 20-5 in the first period of Game 1, the Chiefs trailed 1-0. The Rockets added a pair of second period power play markers before the Chiefs stormed back to force overtime. However, in Game 2, the Chiefs built a 4-0 lead with two goals in the first and two goals in the second period en route to the win. Being down 3-0 (in Game 1) and coming back, I think it played a big role in the second game too, said Olson. We came into the second game with a lot of confidence if we would have lost 3-0 (in Game 1) or whatever, it would have been a different game. It was really (deflating) for them. The Chiefs will now square off against the first place Sylvan Lake Lakers in the best-of-three second round series. Game 1 is slated for Sylvan Lake on March 1, while Game 2 is scheduled for March 3 at the Strathmore Family Centre. They have one pretty strong line that you really have to focus on, assessed Olson. If you dont stop them, theyll score some goals. We have to be on our game. Meanwhile, the Wheatland Braves and Wheatland Warriors are also preparing for the second round of the SCAHL playoffs. Both teams earned a bye in the first round and will each begin their best-of-three series this coming weekend. As of press time, the schedules have not been finalized, but the Wheatland Braves will tentatively host Game 1 on March 1 (7:30 p.m.) in Hussar. Please visit for an up-to-date version of the schedule or check the Strathmore Times Facebook page for more information.

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Wendi TashlikoWich Times Contributor Kailee Dundas, who grew up in Hussar, is small town girl that loves ringette. She began playing at the age of five and continued playing for her home town of Hussar until she left for university. She has been trying out for Team Canada since she was 16. The first time she made the team was in 2004 in Montreal. In 2010 Dundas was one of the 22 women selected to play on the Canadian Senior National Team in the World Ringette Championship that was held in Finland at the time her daughter was six-weeks old. Her schedule was intense: between on ice training with world-class athletes and nursing a newborn, this busy mom remembers it being the hardest yet most rewarding thing she has every had to do. Her fondest memory of her 2010 time on the squad was being able to wear a maple leaf on her jersey in front of her daughter. It is something that Dundas and her family will never forget. Recently Dundas was one of the 57 women invited to try out for Team Canada 2013. The tryouts were held in Ottawa and the competition was fierce. Team Canada coaches had spent a lot of time scouting before tryouts and had the best of the best assembled for the National Tryouts on Feb. 14-18. Dundas is currently a defensive player for Edmonton WAM in the national league. She unfortunately did not make final cuts but was very happy for the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meeting new ones. This level of ringette is really fun, because everyone is very skilled. You can do things as a team that are at a higher level than on a club team, explains Dundas. For now Dundas plans on turning her attention towards the next generation of ringette players. Having young children herself, she would like to pass on her motivation and knowledge to help the younger players reach their full potential. Her advice to new players, as well as experienced ones, is to make sure it is fun. Its fun to be good. Its even better to know you gave it your all and came up short than to not have tried at all. Be a better skater, and think about the game, said Dundas.

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Mario Prusina Times Editor The UFA Bisons only needed two games to eliminate their first round playoff opponent, the Calgary NW Flames. Led by solid goaltending and strong special teams, the local triple-A midget team clearly elevated their game once the post-season started. Here is a breakdown of the first two games. Game 1 - CalGary Flames vs UFa Bisons Feb. 21 @ Strathmore Family Centre Going into the post-season, UFA Bisons head coach Jeremy Friesen predicted the winner of the series would have solid goaltending and a top-notch special teams. In Game 1, the UFA Bisons used both of those things to top the Calgary Flames 4-2. I was really impressed with the power play the guys understood the magnitude of the situation and we got rewarded, said Friesen. Its one of those things, if we can ride that momentum and keep breaking them apart, take it to the net like we were, then I think were going to be successful. Thats what it was, just quick puck movement, the willingness to go to the net and really create chances for ourselves. Mackenzie Bauer and Connor Boyd each scored once and added an assist, while Mason McCarty and Mark McLeod also tallied for the Bisons. Connor Tudor chipped in with a pair of helpers, while goaltender Richard Palmer stood tall, making 29 saves to preserve the win. Its always good to get the series lead and build some confidence, said forward Matt Forchuk, who collected a key assist on the opening goal. We were moving the puck quick (on the power play) and there was always a guy in front of the net. We were working hard when we lost the puck, just trying to get it back. We were puck hungry. Game 2 UFa Bisons vs CalGary Flames Feb. 23 @ Father David Bauer The UFA Bisons collected a goal each period, including a power play marker in the second frame, en route to a 3-1 win in Game 2, clinching the best-ofthree series 2-0. With the win, the Bisons avoid the winner-take-all Game 3 and earned a couple extra days rest before the second round best-of-five series versus the defending National Champions, the Red Deer Chiefs. Todays game is exactly what playoff hockey is about, said Friesen. It was very physical, the ref let us play. I was proud of the way that we responded and that first goal in the first period is huge for our team I think were 14-0-0 when we come out of the first period with the lead. We know that is a key driver for our success and its good that the guys found a way to do that in both games this series. Bauer and Boyd each scored for the second consecutive game, while Tudor scored the game winner while on the power play. Palmer made 26 saves to preserve the win. It was huge, series are all about momentum and if they won today, they would have had a whole bunch of momentum and confidence going into Game 3, said captain Markson Bechtold, who was dominant in Game 2. So it was good to finish it off today and have that killer instinct. The focus (going into the game) was to stay within our structure, play our game and we knew the outcome could only be Bisons. When we play our system were unbeatable.

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Gold rush!
Rockyford Ringers U14 ringette team won their third gold medal of the season in medicine Hat Feb. 8-10. Team members include Taniel Kalbhen (back row, l-r), Kennedy elder, Natalie Wilson, A/Coach Brent Bertsch (middle, l-r), Tamara Newell, Jessica Clyne, Neav Sharply, Paeton melcher, emily Bertsch, Coach Colin melcher, Julia Newell (front, l-r) and Taylor Pigott. missing is A/Coach Carly melcher. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Bertsch

2013 RegistRation

After hammering the Cochrane Generals 8-2 in Game 1 on Feb. 20, the Wheatland Kings fell 4-2 in Game 2 and 5-3 in the third and deciding game on home ice Feb. 23.

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Injury riddled Kings fall in opening round

Mario Prusina Times Editor Despite boasting a line-up with the most skilled team in franchise history to start the season, things definitely did not end that way for the Wheatland Kings. The local Junior-B team, decimated by injuries and internal team issues throughout the season, ended the campaign with essentially two forward lines and four defencemen. We saw early on (in the season) that we had the talent to take it right to the end, said Kings head coach Doug Murphy. When you start losing very talented hockey players along the way (its tough). If you put all those (injured) guys back in the line-up, its a whole different team out there. With three games in four nights, some of the smaller injuries started to flare up. Unfortunately the Kings couldnt turn back the clock when the Heritage Junior Hockey League Survivor Series playoffs started. Despite lighting up the Generals in Game 1 on home ice with an 8-2 win, the Kings suffered more injuries in Game 2 and couldnt recover the rest of the series. The team lost 4-2 in Cochrane, before losing 5-3 on home ice in the winner-take-all Game 3 at home. The Kings couldnt have asked for a better start to the series when they hosted Game 1 on Feb. 20 at the Strathmore Family Centre. Wheatland exploded for three goals in the first period and four goals in the third en route to an 8-2 win. Andrew Bergmann record two goals and an assist, while Austin Fisher and Aaron Elaschuk each added a goal and two assists. Ross Fox and Chris Williams each chipped in with a goal and an assist, while affiliate player Tyson Kapty and Justin Kostiuk also scored for the Kings. We played really, really well, said Murphy. Everything very much went our way. It was very physical that game. We had some guys with minor injuries (but) they played through it. In Game 2 in Cochrane on Feb. 22, the Kings fell early, as the Generals scored 54 seconds into the first period. Sam Lonnberg scored a power play goal late in the period, when he converted a feed from Fox and Bergmann. The Generals would score midway through the second and third periods, taking a 3-1 lead before icing it with an empty net goal. With the game already out of reach and Game 3 looming, Brandon Neufeld scored with 12 seconds left. They just came at us full body (in Game 2) and they pounded the heck out of us, assessed Murphy. The game stayed close we started with a short bench anyway, but within the game, we ended up losing three guys. Some of the little hurts started to come through (as big hurts). The next day, with the winner-take-all on home ice at the Strathmore Family Centre, the Kings got off to a hot start. Lonnberg and Fox assisted on Bergmanns opening goal before Cochrane tied the affair with 49 seconds left in the first. Evan Elaschuk scored a power play goal, converting a pass from Fox and Bergmann midway through the second, only to be negated by a Generals goal late in the frame. Bergman restored the one-goal lead in the third period with another power play goal, converting a feed from Kostiuk and Lonnberg. The Generals scored about four minutes later to tie the game, before scoring the series-clinching goal with 3:29 left and an empty netter late in the game. Despite so much optimism earlier in the season, obstacles throughout the campaign made life difficult for the Kings. It was probably a troubling season the whole way through, said Murphy. It was a season of adversity. We got off to a good start and everything looked real positive. Then it has been one thing after another, after another, after another all season long. However, there were plenty of fond memories for Murphy the early season success, Bergmann winning the scoring title and the two international games during the Christmas Holiday. There were definitely some bright spots this season, said Murphy.

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We are now accepting registration for the 2013-14 school year. You can register by mail or at the Playschool

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH US. Business planning, training and advisory services available. Flexible and affordable loans. Call CF Wild Rose or for more information.

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C-Can Storage
8 x 20, rodent and weather resistant sea can units. Located in a well lite fenced secure yard in Spruce Park. Reasonable rates.

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The Strathmore Ladies Curling League wishes to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous support of our annual bonspiel. Thanks also to the 18 teams who participated and the Ladies League teams who helped with organizing the event. Presenting Sponsor: Strathmore Home Hardware Community Sponsors: Curlers Corner Pranava Yoga Strathmores Florist Wellness Within Centre Bonspiel Supporters: ATB Financial Noosa Beach Boutique Bangles & Tanning Studio Opa Booster Juice Canadian Tire Original Joes Paragon Pharmacy Curves Gold Canyon Co. Plains Diesel (Michelle Baragar) Runway Hair Design Grove Contracting Sheena Conrad Karli Millar Hairstylist Shoppers Drug Mart Labatts Value Drug Mart M&M Meats


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19 Lots for Sale

Village of Standard has 19 residential lots for sale.


Standard is located 50 minutes from Calgary, 20 minutes from Strathmore, and 40 minutes from Drumheller. The Village is nestled between wheat fields and the Chimney Hills, close to golfing, theatre/choir, and fishing pastimes. Standard is a clean, peaceful village providing its community with a K-12 school, playschool for 3 and 4 year olds, a Co-op grocery, hardware, and liquor store, bank, church, gas station and three garages, bar & caf as well as an updated arena, curling club, Lions and Lionettes, 4H, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and two playgrounds. Price reduced to $50,000 for the first four lots to sell! All services are to the property line and streets are paved. Standard is small town living at its best. For more information please contact the Village Office at 403-644-3968.

TAKE NOTE that applications have been received by the Western Irrigation District to change the area of the District. Applications to the Irrigation of: In accordance with remove parcels consist Districts Act (Section 25), the WID has a policy for Alternate Parcel Irrigation. This will allow water users to use existing Irrigation Acres on an alternate parcel, which they may or may not own. The alternate parcel must be land classed and support the number of acres applied for. Each application will be reviewed for practicality by staff and is subject to Board approval. This agreement must wishing to complain is required to year to year basis Any person be applied for on a submit a written complaint to the Western Irrigation District at Box 2372 105-900 Pine Road, Strathmore, Alberta, and haswithin 30 days after the date of the publicationat this notice. a fee which must be paid of the time T1P 1K3 of application submission. Jim Webber, P. Eng.
Western All applicationsIrrigation District for Alternate Parcel Irrigation for the 2013 water season must be received before the close of business FRIDAY MARCH 15, 2013. General Manager

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Irrigation Districts Act Notice of NomiNatioNs (Section 85/86) irrigation Districts act NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CHANGE (sections 54, 58, 59)DISTRICT THE AREA OF AN IRRIGATION Local authorities election act TAKE NOTE that applications have been received by the Western Irrigation (section 26) area of the District. District to change the WesterN irrigatioN District in the Applications to remove parcels consist of: ProviNce of aLberta

Any application received after this date will be considered for the 2014 water season only. For more information and applications please contact Kim Premack at 403-934-3542 extension 223.

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Notice is hereby given that nominations are open from the date of this publication until 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 for the election of candidates for the following offices and will be received at the location of the office of the Western Irrigation District set out below:
Any person wishing to complain is requiredofsubmit a written complaint to the Office(s) Number to Division Western Irrigation District at Box 2372 105-900 Pine Road, Strathmore, Alberta, Vacancies Number T1P 1K3 within 30 days after the date of the publication of this notice.

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Electoral Division 1 which comprises Townships 21, 22, 23 and 24 in Ranges 20, 21, and 22. Electoral Division 4, which comprises Township 24 in Ranges 26, 27, and 28 and Townships 25, 26 and 27 in Ranges 25, 26, 27 and 28. Nominations must be in the form prescribed by the Irrigation Districts Act and can be obtained from Western Irrigation District; location being 105-900 Pine Road Strathmore. Dated at the Town of Strathmore in the Province of Alberta, this 11th day of February 2013. Erwin Braun Returning Officer

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For sale RED ANGUS and BLACK ANGUS bulls. Yearlings and 2 year olds. Semen tested and delivered. Mardy Skibsted 403-934-2571. SIMMERON SIMMENTALS, Fullblood Full Fleckvieh Bulls, yearlings and 2 year olds, polled and horned, A.I. blood lines, very quiet, muscled. 780-913-7963.

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DEALERS WANTED: Hannas Seeds need agents to sell alfalfas, clovers and grasses plus hay, pasture, turf, native and reclamation mixtures. Contact Esther 1-800-6611529 or HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. On Farm Pickup Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.


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Local award winning business is for sale. There are three purchase options available. Customer list with all related marketing tools included is option A. Option B is this in addition to a cargo trailer. Option C is the above plus a 2005 Dodge 2500 vehicle. There is an option that is sure to fit your budget. Serious inquiries only can be directed to

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1 HOME QTR & 18 Parcels of Farmland - Davidson, Saskatchewan. Sorgaard Ranches Ltd - 2290+/- title acres. 3 bedroom bungalow, 30 X 50 ft. garage, selling at the Saskatoon Auction March 19/13. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: 1-800-491-4494; BY AUCTION: 14 quarters of grazing lease land West of Edmonton. March 14/13. Stewart Auctions, Vermilion, Alberta. For more info, call 1-800-269-8580; 75 QUARTERS LAND, Oyen, Alberta - Ritchie Bros Unreserved Auction. 1HQ, 30 Parcels Farmland, 6 Parcels Grazing Lease, $21,000 Surface Lease Revenue. Jerry Hodge 780-706-6652;
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NEwCArT CoNTrACTiNg LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; welders; Boilermakers; riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; welder Helpers. Email: resumes@newcartcontracting. com. Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets. CENTrAL PEACE NATUrAL gas Co-op Ltd. requires fulltime gas Utility operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid drivers licence required. Forward resume: cpngc@telusplanet. net. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit river, T0H 3g0. BAKoS NDT is hiring qualified CgSB Technicians in whitecourt, Edmonton and grande Prairie. Benefit package, signing bonus and profit sharing available. Email: or call 1-888-763-5575. EXPANDiNg PiPELiNE CoMPANY in central Alberta requires Class 1 winch Truck operators and Heavy Equipment Technicians experienced in truck, trailer and off road equipment repair. Fax resume to 403-507-2766. Attention: Phil Dunn.

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wANTED - water & Vacuum Truck operators. Class 3 w/Q-endorsement, H2S, First Aid, PST, CSTS. Mechanically inclined. Day-rate benefits. Fax 403-934-3487. Email: reception@mjswaterhauling. com. DriVErS wANTED. Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No rail experience needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits package. Skills needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid licence with air brake endorsement. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at www. under careers, keyword Driver. Do not fill in city or state.

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Now HiriNg - F.T. at the Strathmore Station - Kitchen Helpers 11.30/hr experience preferred, but will train. F.T. Cook $13.61/hr 3-5 years experience required. Mail resume to 380 ridge road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 or Fax 403-9349390 or Email: HiriNg - F.T. Server $9.75/ hr no experience required, will train. F.T. Kitchen Helper at the roadhouse restaurant - $11.30/hr experience preferred, but will train. F.T. Cook $13.61/hr 3-5 years experience required. Mail resume to: 510 Hwy #1 Strathmore AB T1P1M6. P/T F/T mechanically minded, valid license with own vehicle. Must be able to work unassisted. Nonsmoker. 8kms on #817. 403-934-4407.

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Looking for a caring, compassionate, responsible care giver for a temporary 3 to 6 month position. Responsible for caring for two, five year old children. International travel is required with this position. The experienced care giver will have the following attributes, skills and qualifications: Caring Loving Responsible Organized Clean drivers license No criminal record Capable of obtaining passport If you feel that you are a qualified candidate with the potential to fill this position please send your resume to
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May 1 Aug 31/13 (approx) 2 vacancies 40 hr work week, may work weekends Grade 12 or equivalency Valid Class 5 Drivers License Must possess supervisory and turf or parks equipment experience May 1 Aug 31/13 (approx) Multiple vacancies 40 hr work week, may work weekends Grade 12 or equivalency Valid Class 5 Drivers License Turf or parks equipment experience an asset May 1 Aug 31/13 (approx) 1 vacancy 40 hr work week, may work weekends Valid Class 5 Drivers License Must possess supervisory and Horticulture experience Those interested in applying should submit a complete resume to: Shannon Cuff Human Resources Town of Strathmore 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1 Email: Visit our website at We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those contacted will be granted an interview.

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Speargrass Golf Course is pleased to offer competitive wages, year-end bonuses, meal discounts, $5 golf and a great work atmosphere.
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Fast growing dealership in Strathmore is looking for: New and Used Sales Consultants who want to earn over $100,000 per year!

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FoR Rent: large executive top Floor one Bedroom, one Bathroom condo W/2 underground heated parking stalls and storage overlooking the Strathmore lake. Granite counters throughout and infloor heat. $1200/per month. call 403-390-1414 to make this condo your home! 3 BeDRoom conDo in StRatHaven, 2 1/2 baths, 5 appliances, sgl garage, includes water/sewer. available march 1/13 $1,200 mthly, DD $1,200. (403) 861-4000 after 5pm. laRGe 2 BeDRoom apaRtment for rent, $1000 + gas & power, n/S, n/p. call 403934-2959.

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CHInooK II Condo Living! a wonderful two bdrm adult lifestyle unit. $950.00, 2 appl, , parking inc., coin laundry in bldg, cable/electricity extra. no pets. Call Luella at 403-934-5731 or emerald Management & realty Ltd. at 403-2378811.



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Professionally renovated bi-level across from park. Backs onto school grounds. 3 bedrooms up, 1 down. Three bath. Triple det garage. Single att garage. Call for the extensive list of renos. A must see at $287,900. mlsc3553104.



242 RANCHWOOD LANE $144,900
1440 sq. ft. n/p, n/s home, with 3 bedrooms and 1 3/4 baths in gated land-lease community; 20 X 15 detached garage; 8 x 8 storage shed. Check out the peninsula fireplace in open concept kitchen/dining/living room; vaulted ceiling with skylight. Stunning curb appeal in summer highlighted by flower beds framed with curved-brick.
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104 3rd Avenue, Strathmore

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Ginormous Double Wide Mobile. New Carpets 3 Brms Plus Family Room. Room for Double Garage.



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Custom Designed 5 Bdrm Home. Over 1500 sq. ft. Full Walk out Fully Finished Professionally!!


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WONT LAST!!! $489,000


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32 Years Experience
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Corner condo unit. Full basement developed. Price $143,545.


Minutes to Strathmore Trees and Possible Irrigation Great Piece of Land!

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106 - 304 - 3rd Ave., Strathmore

HERE IT IS!! $129,900

Beautiful 1215 Sq. Ft. Mobile with Atrium Double Detached Garage Great Location!

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JUST LISTED! 12.9 Acres, Shop Fabulous one and half Storey East of Strathmore

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Nine years new Townhouses 2Bdrms with 3rd down.No condo fees PRICED AT $179,900

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Nine years new Townhouses 2Bdrms with 3rd down.No condo fees PRICED AT $179,900



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Lovely 1-BD/1-BATH updated condo in great no pet 30+ complex. $149,900. #107 43 Westlake Circle MLS C3532342 Call Karen Crosby, First Place Realty 403-680-0424. LAND FOR SALE by Tender. Closes Feb. 28/13. 2 quarters 8 miles north of Thorhild. Can be purchased separately. North quarter buildings can be purchased separately. Gas well revenue. Call 780-206-0145.




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LOT 10

Canyon Creek
104 3rd Avenue, Strathmore




We Have You... on the Move



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Dixie Hartell (403) 934-2001

1014 sqft. 2+1 bedrooms, covered deck, double attached garage, large mature fenced yard. New roof. Large double attached garage, large fenced yard. Quick possession for this home in Cluny


54 Acres in Highway #1 West Area Structure Plan 1/2 mile of highway frontage. Can be subdivided for general industrial. Great investment property. Immediate possession. huge lot 70x120 backs onto the canal on west end of Strathmore. Come build your dream home. Has a few trees.
Glenna Mitzner (403) 605-6830
Hillview Walkout Bi-level, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, hardwood, ceramic tile, gas fireplace, granite, overlooks the tot park!!


Villas 5+ 5

$249,900 $177,000 $324,900

Upgraded Bi-level in Carseland, Granite, Hardwood, Travertine, Jetted tub, Fireplace the list goes on!!!
This bright bungalow is 1 block to school and has single front attached and double detatched garage. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, family room, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace.

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Adult living Walk to Down town, 2 bedrooms, Owner run condo association, main floor, deck, ensuite laundry. All appliances included. 114 Acres 2 miles north of Strathmore, gas well revenue,

only 1/2 mile of gravel, build your dream home here!


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Nonie Hall (403) 934-0420







Tina Scott (403) 901-5388

cArselAnd 1113sq ft. raised bungalow. New basement development. 3 bed up, one down. 2 baths. Main floor laundry just off huge kitchen. Triple heated garage. Shows great! Warranty on recent upgrades. Must see at $279,900 cArselAnd Fully developed split level. Double att. heated garage. Three bedroom. Two new baths. Huge great room w. stone fireplace. Family room w. brick fireplace.$269,900 cArselAnd BArgAin Older two bedroom home with renos. Refinished hardwood. New bath. Detached garage. Full basement. $179,900 cheAdle 33.3 acres with 1582 Sq. ft. home. Rolling grass land . Huge dug-out pond. Excellent subdivision potential. $649,500 Mossleigh 1100sq.ft. Bungalow on super insulated basement. Huge lot. Double garage.Central air. High eff. heat and water. Immediate possession. Excellent price. $179,900

Affordable Luxury Living for the Active Senior

in this 55plus condo community

ONLY 20 Units!!

$359,900 $140,000

Mossleigh AcreAge 6.4 acres heavily treed, lots of soft water, Quonset, Barn, 1224sq. ft. bungalow, new kitchen, double garage, shows great.

2 bedrooms Double attached garage 1165 - 1310 Sq. Ft. Units

Spacious interiors Designed for seniors Part of Sagewood Seniors Community

Bungalow with detached garage on large,beautiful treed lot in Standard. Close to all ammenities.

14 Acre Parcel, 1/2 hr east of Strathmore along irrigation ditch. Perfect place to build.

Ross Collins (403) 934-2001

Beautiful four level split backing onto golf course in Hillview. Large ensuite and walkin closet,gas fireplace,finished garage and underground sprinklers.

Starting in the Mid $300,000s


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Visit $115,000

Commercial property on two lots in Rockyford. 14x 54 Atco building and 24x48 shop. Fenced yard.


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Robert Desjardins 403 934-5533

"The Sign of experience"

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MlS c3549053

Strathmore & area 24 HR. REAL ESTATE HOT LINE

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Keith Garrioch 403 333-8411

buy alberta land

Minutes to Chestermere 4 Acres Serviced Great Building Sites
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immaculate bi-level! why buy new when you can buy like new?

2011, 1740 Sq Ft Deve. Completely Detached, Fenced, Deck, SS Appl Just Move In!

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YES! this beautiful 1 acre fully developed home w a suite and dbl garage could be your NEW DREAM home. Private setting and very well cared will love it


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La Shaun Andrews 403 850-4593

options available in gated adult community

Close to Amenities RV Storage Call for Details
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MlS c3549056

Quiet cul-de-sac
Great Set Up For Your Family and Your Snow Birding Parents Or University Age Kids!

MlS c 3553139

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Great Curb appeal on the outside! Beautiful on the inside! Fully developed bi-level in Hillview. 4 bdr, 3 baths, 3 fireplaces, open floor plan, huge kitchen with loads of cabinets and counter space, pie shaped lot, etc, etc! This home is Stunning!

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Sheila Bassen 403 361-0390

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Recently Updated on Titled Land 3 Bedroom Home with Full Basement Very Affordable...Payments as low as $895
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spring is a great time to move!

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MlS c3535651

Have you ever REALLY wanted to move?! We DO too!! We are motivated to sell! This fully developed home is in the well desired area of Cambria. Over 2400sq ft in total this home has lots to offer. Stainless steel appliances, Large kitchen, island, 5 bdr, 3 baths, fireplace etc.


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3 acres

Start the NEW YEAR in a NEW HOME Just south of Smore A NEW 3 bedr mobile and NEW shop All ready for YOU $344,900

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Affordable and several updates done. Don't wait... be in your new home immediately!

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Tamara Desjardins 403 874-6486
Within an Hour from Calgary 3 + 1 Bedrooms Main Floor Laundry Huge Yard!!! 1500 Sq Ft PLUS Full Basement Only $236,900

MlS c3539457


adult living in beautiful gated community!!!

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Backing Onto Soccer Field, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, and Covered Deck!

MlS c3543352


this luxury home in prestigious discovery ridge may be for you! $1,095,000
Backing onto Griffith Woods! This stunning home has so much to offer with all the upgrades you would ever want! Call today for a viewing!

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4 bedrooMS
Yes... this is IT ... fully developed newer home with 4 bedr & 3 baths open kitchen, big familyrm w/ gas fireplace and fenced yard complete w/ newer deck $319900

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Chantale Hill 403 325-3860

MlS c3553546

fully developed bungalow with unprades $344,900!

3 acres, 3 titles handy man special $99,900! renovated inside and out totally fenced 3 lots $134,900 why rent one left, 2 bedroom condo with own fenced yard $168,900!

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lovely location!
Are you looking for a home that has everything on your WISH LIST? Granite, hardwood, gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, new paint, current colours, home gym, media room, hottub gorgeous landscaping on a huge lot $422900

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Ron Kaechele 403 934-1097

MlS c3547312

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Paul Kautz 403 875-4166

MlS c3550080

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Just sold


really, really nice! $264,900

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Ryan Kautz 403 875-1170

MlS c3547472

MlS c3543927


Beautiful 3 berm condo. Fully developed basement. Single Garage. Many uprades inc;. A/C, fireplace, maple cabinets, laminate flooring. $229,000
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perfect condo

westlake condo $215,000

2 story condo in Westlake Glen 3 bdrms, 1 baths Low condo fees Perfect for anyone
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Shauna Kenworthy 403 934-5533

MlS c3528218

MlS c3553172

Tidy bungalow with single garage. Large fenced lot Small farming community Elementary school $129,900
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affordable arrowwood

- 1800 sq.ft. of living space - 3 bdrms, 2 baths - Large sunken family room with walkout - Spacious country kitchen

hillview split $349,900

46.56 acres
Many options on this parcel of land, 25 minutes east of Calgary. $599,000.

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Tracy Larsen 403 901-9143

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6 lots cluny $36,000
Land is located right in the heart of Cluny, perfect place to build! Quiet small town living with Easy commute just off Highway 1!

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Lovely 2 storey home Fully restored Newer heated double garage Beautiful condition $169,900
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seller's motivated

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custom built estate home - $469,900

- Over 2500 sq.ft. of living space - 3+1 bdrms, 3 baths - Developed walkout basement - Too many upgrades to mention!

we can help you find your dream home!

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Lorna Phibbs 403 874-7660

MlS c3547601

MlS c3549894

27 acres SE of Strathmore Gas revenue Easy Highway access $149,900

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new acreage listing

price reduced

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backs onto greenspace! $315,000

Beautiful family home 3 bdrms, 2 baths 2 years new! Quick possession possible


great location downtown on third avenue lease or sell GREAT DOWNTOWN LOCATION ONE BAY LEFT AT 1200 SQ FT $249,900

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Hayley Poirier 403 934-5533

MlS c3549656

Backing ONTO PARK/ GREENSPACE!!! With over 2000 sq. ft. of living space. 2 bedrooms up and 2 down. Nice size Kitchen/dining area and adjoining Bright Living Room. Boot/Mud Room...Main Floor Laundry. Family room/Games Room.. Dbl attached garage.

new listing $344,900 welcome to hillview!!

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the courtyard
Beautiful 2 bedroom end unit. Underground heated parking Bright enclosed atrium Self contained laundry $246,000
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MlS c3551598

1506 sq.ft. upgraded bungalow. 3 bdrms, 2 full baths. X-Large kitchen with loads of cabinets Granite and ceramic tile

immaculate in aspen creek $349,900

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steal this $110,000

Great Location, Close to Schools, Garage Too!

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