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FEBRUARY 14, 2014

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One of Councillor Pat Fule’s campaign promises was to look at building a new recreation facility and the possibility of adding another arena to the town. At the Feb. 5 regular council meeting Fule brought the matter up with the rest of council, stating that between all of the service groups who use the Family Centre, ice time is at a premium. “I did want to bring it forward so we could start being far more aggressive towards moving towards a site. I think Strathmore definitely needs one. The other thing I would like to do is possibly strike a committee as soon as possible of stakeholders who would be planning and working towards this,” said Fule. Many families have to head out of town for ‘home’ games and for practices, which can be tough. Fule would like to see the topic brought forward to the spring budget meeting for further discussion. The town currently receives approximately $2.2 million in provincial Municipality Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding that can go towards capital projects. Fule knows there are long-term goals for MSI funds in capital project funding, but he wants to see a portion of the funds put away for a new recreation centre. “I totally agree with council in the past that we had roads that needed to be done, we had a major reservoir we needed to do, but at this time looking forward we need to get working towards a recreation centre/arena and I think that will become a huge amenity as far as drawing in people to move to Strathmore as well,” said Fule. “Its not just for the winter sports, we can use a new centre for various things.” The Strathmore Municipal Library is looking for a new site; Canmore just built a new centre that has a library attached, so that could be an option. Strathmore could also look at hosting tradeshows, banquets and more concerts if there was such a facility. “We seriously need to start looking at using some MSI funding to start diverting money towards a building and then, if we do get a committee started, we can start to approach various groups, like service clubs, corporations and start doing some fundraising as well,” said Fule. “If we don’t look at doing something now, it will catch up to us, and probably make it more difficult for us. If we have to fast track it mistakes happen and things are overlooked, I would rather start the ball rolling on it and go to the drawing board more than once if we have to, to do it the right way, ” said Councillor John Rempel, agreeing with Fule. Continued on Page 2

Future Olympian?
Young hockey players came as far as Canmore to Claresholm to Gleichen for their fifth annual Hockey Day in GA event Feb. 8. Celebrating grassroots hockey, children ages four to 17 played three games of 4-on-4 non-contact shinny on two outdoor rinks, and two indoor ice surfaces. Friendly competition kept everyone warm in the -20 degree weather. See Page 17 for more coverage. Doug Taylor Photo

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Continued from Page 1 Councillor Denise Peterson also agreed there needs to be a long-range plan and that it would be a great idea to create a committee, but feels other infrastructure concerns do need to be a focus right now. “I agree that we are a vibrant town, but we are a vibrant town that is, at least temporarily, mired in debt. While I’m very much in favour of future planning, I think that a priority for me is that we can still turn on our taps and flush our toilets with some level of confidence. We have other infrastructure concerns that are going to (hinge) on taking any part of that $2.2 million in MSI funding in the near future,” said Peterson. Chief Administrative Officer Dwight Stanford said administration would begin looking at other communities to see what they have done and gather information to be brought forward to the April 12 spring budget meeting.

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On Thursday, February 6, 2014 Strathmore RCMP were dispatched to a break/enter and theft from a garage on McIntyre Place in Langdon. Two Individuals, possibly teenagers, were seen leaving in a dark 4 door pickup truck with a blue or black topper.
Police are requesting anyone who has information regarding this crime to contact the Strathmore RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477).

The Strathmore Municipal Library is going to be busy over the next few weeks. Assistant director of library services Carmen Erison (above) shows of some of the books available though the Blind Date with a Book initiative running in February. (ight) A design by Elizabeth Burritt. “As a young girl, she would lay at the end of the dock and watch the fish swim around in their magical underwater world,” explained Xanthe Isbister.

February at the library
SHANNON LEClAIR Times Reporter Membership is up at the Strathmore Municipal Library, a fact that isn’t surprising considering all of the events that happen there. Each and every month the library offers new, and old, programs for its patrons free of charge. The month of February is no different. From Feb. 1 to 26 discover the exhibit Sweet’n’Condensed: tiny tales of wit, wisdom and wonder. “It is by far one of the more brightest, more fun, cute art exhibits we have had in a very long time. The premise of this art exhibit is the artist is creating the pictures based on text by writers,” said Carmen Erison, assistant director of library services. The text is what really shows you why and how the artist interpreted and created what she did. The exhibit consists of print art and ceramics, which are also hand painted according to text taken from books. “It is such a neat exhibit that we just felt we had to share it throughout the entire library. It is by far one of my favourites,” said Erison. Throughout the month of February, Blind Date with a Book is being offered. It’s a fun, new program designed to get you out of your reading comfort zone. “We have taken a selection of books from all levels of reading, call them unloved books that
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“The library will be decorated Olympic-style and the day will consist of sort of a round robin of stations around the library, and within the meeting room, where kids of all ages can come and participate in these activities,” said Erison. “Once you make your way around all of these stations, you hand in your passport and you will receive your own Olympic token to take home with you.” Parents are also welcome to take in the day since the Olympics will be streamed at the library on the large screen TV. On Feb. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the author of Raising Kids without Raising Your Voice, Sarah Chana Radcliffe, will present a realistic accessible way to lessen parenting stress and anger, strengthen parent/child relationships and more. It is being brought to the library in partnership with the Alberta Health Services community education service session. Because it is between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and the library will serve tea and coffee. Also on Feb. 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. it’s time once again for Friday Fun Films. The library will be showing ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’, and as with every fun films event it is free to attend, families are encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages, and one lucky participant will get to go home with the movie.

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Celebrating new leaders
SHANNON LEClAIR Times Reporter A celebration was held at the town council chambers on Feb. 4 to mark the successful completion of the ‘Becoming a Community Builder’ lighthouse initiative. Even though the first 15 weeks are done, it doesn’t mean new people can’t sign up for the program. Facilitator and creator of the program Ian Hill spoke to celebration attendees and stakeholders about the program and the success. Hill and his wife started the initiative to solve the problem of how to keep rural communities relevant and thriving in the 21 century. They wanted to figure out how to get people off their couches and engaged. “The point (of the program) was what if you made an all out commitment to developing every citizen and that commitment was barrier free, and if the people that raised their hand and said I want to be a leader would get the comprehensive training that they needed, what could happen?,” said Hill. “We (all of the sponsors) paid for you to go to school and you better do something with that. The program will be a complete failure if six months from now Strathmore and Wheatland are exactly the same.” Because Strathmore and Wheatland County was a lighthouse community, other rural communities across the country will be looking to see what happens here. ‘Becoming a Community Builder’ is a comprehensive leadership training program that doesn’t cost the participants. It gives them the skills and tools, to be able to go out and make a difference and improve the community in some way,

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SHARON McLEAY Times Contributor If you are building a new home on your property, or buying one from a builder/contractor in the area, you need to make sure the home is registered under the province’s new home warranty program. It became effective Feb.1 and Wheatland County, as well as all municipalities, are required to obtain the number issued under that registry before issuing building permits. “The New Home Warranty program will have builders having to purchase warrant for their new homes prior to construction. It is their responsibility to register with the province. All this has to be in place prior to obtaining a building permit,” said Wheatland Development Officer Kim Sandbeck. “Our contract company, Superior Safety Codes will be double-checking to ensure the warranty is in place. The County will not accept a building permit application unless the home warranty certificate # is on the form. Once these steps have been completed, it is out of the County’s hands. It is then up to the builder and owner to coordinate the warranty.” The registry is found at www.homewarranty.alberta.ca/ public-registry . If you are building the home yourself, you can get home warranty coverage for your home, or you can apply for an owner-builder authorization, which will allow you to build your home without a warranty. However, if you sell your house within 10 years, you will need to obtain the remaining warranty coverage for your buyer. All regulated safety and building codes remain the same and contractors are also required to adhere to them. Those hoping to slide under the wire without registering can face major penalties. Non-compliance fines are up to $100,000 for first offence and up to $500,000 for subsequent offences. The protection package is covered under Aviva Insurance Company of Canada represented by National Home Warranty Group Inc., Blanket Home Warranty Ltd., Progressive Home Warranty Solutions Inc., The Alberta New Home Warranty Program and Travelers Insurance Company of Canada. The warranty cost ranges between $1,700 - $2,000. The program was designed to protect potential homeowners from poor contractors and address potential problems homeowners might encounter down the line with the way their home was built. This does not replace home insurance policies. The packages protect the home for one year on labour and materials, two years for defects in labour and materials related to delivery and distribution systems, five years building envelope protection (with a requirement for the warranty provider to offer the consumer the option to purchase additional years of coverage), and 10 years coverage for major structural components. There is an expectation that the homeowner will complete certain maintenance measures over the 10 year period, such as gutter cleaning, etc. Sanbeck suggests referring to the following contacts/websites to answer any questions about the program: Municipal Affairs at 1-866-421-6929, www.homewarranty.alberta. ca, www.qp.alberta.ca/Laws_Online.cfm, www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/home_warranties_faqs.cfm
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Council Highlights February 5, 2014
• Council give first reading to Bylaw #14-04 Land Use Amendment Bylaw • Council referred Bylaw #14-02 to the Public Hearing scheduled for March 4, 2014 • Council proclaimed the week of February 23 – March 1, 2014 as Freedom to Read Week in Strathmore. • Council appointed Ms. Beth MacDonald to the Strathmore United Way Committee for a term of one year. • Council accepted the Council Committee Reports for information. • Council directed Administration to research and prepare a report for Council on all aspects, including Land Use requirements for a Medical Marijuana Facility.

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WHEREAS Freedom to Read Week is an initiative to promote literacy, tolerance, knowledge, and a love of reading among all Canadians; AND WHEREAS the right to pursue the truth through free inquiry is essential to democratic decision making; AND WHEREAS the freedom to read print on paper or on-line, is the essence of free inquiry; AND WHEREAS the freedom to read can never be taken for granted; AND WHEREAS the freedom to read is under assault from the left and right of our society; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that: the Council of Strathmore endorses the objectives of Freedom to Read Week, and recognizes, reaffirms, and defends the rights of the citizens of Strathmore individually to decide what they will or will not read; and calls on all residents to actively work to achieve these objectives, and in so doing ensure Strathmore continues to be a Freedom to Read zone in which the freedom to read and the right to seek information will not be violated. NOW, THEREFORE I, Mayor Michael Ell DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the week of February 23 – March 1, 2014 as FREEDOM TO READ WEEK In Strathmore, Alberta.

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2014 Property Assessment Notices
The Property Assessment Notices will be sent out by mid-February and will not include a tax owing amount. This will allow each property owner an opportunity to review the assessment of their property and discuss any concerns they may have with the Town Assessors before the Property Tax Bill is sent out. The fees to appeal your assessment are as follows: Residential with 3 or fewer dwellings and farm land.....................$50.00 Residential with 4 or more dwellings ........................................$650.00 Non-Residential ..........................................................................$650.00 A property owner cannot appeal their taxes or the tax rate. It is important that an owner review their assessment and bring forth any concerns or appeals on or before the dead line that is written on the Property Assessment Notice. If you have any concerns or comments about your assessment, please contact the Town of Strathmore Assessment Department at (403) 9343204 ext. 363

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The Strathmore FCSS is looking for a highly motivated individual who is eager to provide snow removal services to disabled and senior citizens of Strathmore. Reporting to the FCSS Coordinator, this part-time position is able to work independently, multi-task and have strong communication skills. Requirements • Physically capable. • Demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills. • Valid Driver’s license and reliable vehicle. Please forward your resume to: Shannon Cuff, Payroll & HR Advisor Town of Strathmore, 680 Westchester Road Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1 Email: opportunities@strathmore.ca

So Lace up your Shoes and come for a walk on Tuesday Morning. What: FREE Daytime Indoor Walking Volunteers on-site to provide music and motivation. Registration not required. Who: Anyone! Strollers Welcome! Location: Strathmore Civic Centre (across the hall from the pool) Dates: Novemeber 2013- Spring 2014 Times: Tuesdays at 10:30am to 11:30am Walking space also available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm (check schedule online for changes at www. strathmore.ca) For evening walking, check out the FREE Evening Walking Club at Trinity Christian Academy. Fitness Instructions on-site. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00pm to 6:50pm (ages 12 & up) *Indoor walking space available from 10:00 to 12:00pm but walking volunteer on-site for 1 hour only.

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Lend me a tenor
The Strathmore Theater Players are hard at work gearing up for their first performance of Ken Ludwig’s ‘Lend me a Tenor’ set to go on stage March 6-15. This musical comedy is sure to entertain. Tickets will be available at the door or you can reserve yours at strathmoreplayers@hotmail.com. Director Angela Reeves and stage manager Lauren Zulyniak are excited to bring this entertaining play to Strathmore residents. The cast have been practicing non-stop since before Christmas and the performances are to be held at the Strathmore High School.

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Kidoodle: video streaming for kids
SHANNON LEClAIR Times Reporter Has your child ever pressed the buttons on the TV remote and accidently flicked to a not-so-PG show? Do you worry about what they watch and want to be sure they are getting age appropriate, fun and educational programming? Mike Lowe from Calgary, president of A Parent Media Corp., created a video streaming service for those same reasons. Kidoodle, a program similar to Netflix in idea, but created 100 per cent for children ages 0-12. Besides focusing on children there also isn’t any content on there that you wouldn’t want your children to watch, and even if there are some shows that have human conflict, like G.I. Joe for example, you can still turn off individual shows, which you can’t do on other video streaming sites. “If you allow your children to browse Kidoodle, on the content side you know that they’re just going to be watching shows that are approved for children,” said Lowe. Kidoodle also offers each child a chance to create a profile. They are able to choose their own avatar, and have their own account and match shows to what they like to watch, not what everyone wants to watch. Up to five kids can have their own profile per Kidoodle account. “The nice thing for parents is if you have a couple of kids you can choose content that is different for each child based on age,” said Lowe.
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“They get their own account, they get their own avatar, they get to choose their own theme colour and backgrounds so it makes them feel like they are a little more grown up and they have their very own service.” Lowe, who spent some time in the media industry, was watching his son and thinking about how he would grow up digitally connected. Before leaving on a trip one day Lowe removed all of the inappropriate channels from his television after he found out his son had found a way to access them through the remote. “When I came back that Saturday morning we had a regular routine of watching Saturday cartoons. I had gotten up to get a cup of coffee and quickly heard the soundtrack change from Dora the Explorer to something that wasn’t Dora and realized that he had ordered an adult pay movie. The thing that frustrated me was that I had removed them previously,” said Lowe. He had thought he had protected his child but the cable company had pushed out new additional channels unknown to him. The next incident that spurred him on is when they were planning a family trip to Hawaii. “My son was very interested in volcanoes and how Hawaii was formed. We were watching a lot of clips on YouTube and the third clip of volcanoes that we watched had an ad before it and that ad happened to be a horror movie trailer, and it scared him so for three days he didn’t sleep,” said Lowe. These were only the events he per-

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sonally witnessed, but it was enough for him to decide something needed to change. He started thinking that with technology changing and with kids having access to all these different devices, something needed to be out there to protect them in what they are watching. Kidoodle has over 3,000 shows available to its viewers, providing a mix of classic cartoons, entertainment content and national geographic and science shows. “The content that is on there now we just really focused on high quality classics and shows that are popular right now, and of course going after the top level National Geographic and learning type of shows,” said Lowe. Kidoodle officially launched on Jan. 1 and already there are subscribers all across North America. Kidoodle costs $4.99 per month and subscribers can sign up by going to www.kidoodle.tv.

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Distracted driving - increasing the carnage on Alberta’s highways
ALBERTa RCMP aND ALBERTa SHERIFFs Parliamentary Report Distracted driving is the focus for traffic safety partners during the month of February. Advertising online, on billboards and on radio will tell Albertans “Crotches Kill” and driving safely requires keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Police in Alberta are seeing more and more crashes resulting from distracted driving, and despite the best efforts of the government, enforcement and traffic safety partners, it appears the trend is growing. During February, Alberta’s Integrated Traffic Services, made up of Alberta Traffic Sheriffs and RCMP Traffic members will focus their efforts on enforcing distracted driving laws on provincial highways in order to get the message out: distracted driving can cost you more than a data package. It can result in fines or worse - it can result in a serious or fatal collision. “Even with all this information going out, some drivers are still not getting the message,” says Superintendent Howard Eaton, Officer-in-Charge, RCMP “K” Division Traffic Services. “We are still attending crashes caused by driver inattention and we still see people talking on the phone, texting or even watching movies.” Eaton recalls a recent event in which Integrated Traffic members received reports of a vehicle being driven erratically during a snowstorm on the Queen Elizabeth II highway. Callers indicated the driver was watching a movie from his laptop. When police stopped the vehicle, the driver was actually watching a movie from his laptop on the dashboard. Superintendent James Stiles of the Alberta Traffic Sheriffs agrees that the behaviour is dangerous and troubling. “Driving is a full time responsibility,” he said. “It demands all your attention, and when you give it less than your full attention, it can have devastating consequences for you and others who share the road with you.” Integrated Traffic Units consist of RCMP Traffic Services members and Alberta Sheriff Highway Patrol officers working together in a collaborative effort to deliver effective and efficient traffic safety services to Albertans, with a focus on identified enforcement priorities.

Elvis is alive
Elvis and Roy Orbison came to Strathmore on their four province tour on Feb. 4. at 8 p.m. The Strathmore Civic Centre was packed with fans. Manager Trudy Taphorn was excited with the continuing support and excitement. “I have known both Adam (Elvis) and Joe (Roy Orbison) for five years, having met them both at the Penticton Elvis Festival. This is our first big tour with them under my banner of TCB Rock and Roll Legends and my business partner Mike Schell of Schell Shock Entertainment, but it won’t be the last! We traveled across four provinces in 12 days, doing 10 shows in 10 different cities, entertaining huge crowds and we are ready to do it again!”

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The pigeons are safe in Sochi!
PaT FULE Fule for Thought The Walking Dead is back on tonight, and I’m actually looking forward to it. After watching a lot of figure skating in the Olympics, I’m really ready for zombies! I really should have done some Walking Dead training, because you shouldn’t go in cold to an episode … you have to be prepared! So, at our house, we’re trying to watch a couple of episodes, just to loosen up. As I mentioned, the 2014 Winter Olympics are now on. By now, you may have gotten used to the time difference, and maybe you’ve stayed up into the wee hours to watch. I read somewhere that the Winter Olympics have just over 80 sports, while the summer ones have over 200. I guess that also means that less countries participate in the Winter Games. I don’t blame them though, because if you’re a Winter Olympic athlete, you’ve got to like being cold … a lot! All that training in the cold, so you can then compete bundled up in the cold has got to be depressing. With this winters amount of snow in Strathmore, maybe we should push for shoveling snow to become an official sport. You could measure the distance the snow is thrown, or the speed of getting your driveway totally shoveled. Heck, maybe you could add judges, music, and costumes! It’s funny how the Winter Olympics can lull you into watching with kind of a glazed look on your face. I mean, before I knew it, on Saturday night, my father-in-law and I were watching figure skating … figure skating on a Saturday night. I suddenly wondered if there was a testosterone patch I could quickly buy! I mean when you and your father-inlaw are talking about costumes, make-up, and the music selections, things have definitely changed! I think you can sum up many of the various Winter Olympic sports as having to do with falling. I mean, think about it … you either fall, which docks you points, you stop a fall, which costs you time, distance, or points, or you don’t ever fall, and you have success! Ski jumping, speed and figure skating, the luge and bobsleigh (crashes), downhill skiing, freestyle skiing, and snowboard, all have falling as a big part of their results. So, if I were a Winter Olympic athlete, I’d really focus on not falling! Now, if you could find a way to help the competition to fall, even better! Could you imagine if you were allowed to “take out” a curler during his slide! That would totally change the game! The comedian Jerry Seinfeld, mentioned the biathlon as a strange sport, because you’re racing others, but stopping to shoot at a target. He felt if he was there, it’d be tempting to just pick off the skier who was ahead of him. I started thinking about how biathlon was a strange sport, so I looked up obsolete sports from the Olympics. Here’s a fun fact, in the 1900 Summer Olympics, live pigeon shooting was a sport! In those games, over 300 pigeons were shot … I wonder if any of them got medals! The eventual gold medal went to a guy from Belgium, who had 21 kills! They dropped this sport after these games, and pigeons everywhere had sighs of relief. Tug-of-War was also a summer sport in the early 1900s. Yes, that old playground activity that got banned from a lot of schools was once in the Olympics. In fact the London police won gold in the 1908 Olympics. I wonder what training the bobbies did to become gold medalists … maybe pulling drunks out of pubs? Another Summer Olympic sport was the “famous” 200 metre underwater race. Can you imagine the excitement of the crowd watching the surface of the water, while the racers were below it! The 1932 Winter Olympics featured dog sled racing as a sport. That would be my kind of sport, because the dogs would be the ones having to actually train! The guy in charge of the team, has to know five whole commands: “mush” to go, “gee’ to turn right, “haw” for left, “easy” to slow down, and “whoa” to stop. Wow, the dogs would have to run to exhaustion, while the musher could have a beer, and call out a few words! In 1928, “Skijoring” was also an Olympic sport. Now this one was strange, as it involved skiing behind horses! Maybe, it had the added challenge of dodging the horse crap … like an obstacle course! I wonder if the medal presentation had something for trigger, too! I hope you enjoy the games, and here’s hoping Canada wins a lot of medals. Then, you can get ready for the 2018 Games in South Korea, and this time, they’re 16 hours ahead of us, so watching will be a little easier!

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Todd Hirsch spoke at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon, held Feb. 4 and the Strathmore Legion. He was looking at Alberta’s economy a little differently and presented some projections for 2014. Hirsch is the Chief Economist for the ATB and a published author.

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Seeing beyond the illusions
SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor Todd Hirsch balanced three illusions in one hand and a crystal ball in the other, as he addressed the business audience at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at the Strathmore Legion on Feb. 4. “As a child I was fascinated with optical illusions,” said Hirsch. “I was fascinated with how the eyes play tricks on the mind, leading you to perceive or see one thing, when in fact you are not seeing that at all,” said Hirsch. “What we want to believe or think about Alberta’s economy may not really, in fact, be what is going on. There may be other ways of viewing what’s going on in the provincial economy.” He revealed the first illusion as the labour market. In the last three years there have been over 202,000 new jobs created in Alberta, almost a 10 per cent increase. It is about one third of jobs created Canada wide, in a province with just 12 per cent of the national population. We look like we are outpacing the country in the area of job growth. However, he asked the audience to refocus and peel back layers to look at this differently. He said the jobs being created are centred in the oil and gas industry, leading to the highest wages in this sector. Construction is next with science technical jobs as third. The same percentage of jobs was created in food and accommodation, heath care and service areas, but they are generating the lowest income return. “I suggest that we are seeing an awful lot of jobs at the high end of the pay scale and at the low end of the pay scale,” said Hirsch. But the mid-range pay scale jobs are growing at the same pace as the national average. He said this has implications for families moving here to improve their income status. He cautioned that if they were looking for jobs in mid-range pay scales, the chances of securing a job may not be any better than where they lived previously. “There is also a bit of an illusion going on in consumer pricing,” said Hirsch. We are told overall inflation is one to two per cent. Yet, when we look at things like produce, prices have risen 15 per cent. He said the lower dollar may even increase this with imported goods. Other areas showing increases are electricity and natural gas, rental accommodations and transportation costs. On the other side the cost of telecommunications, home furnishing, electronics, and personal services are going down. “When we look at inflation it is mostly nondiscretionary items. Things being used by lower income household…the rate is disproportionate,” said Hirsch. So those with lowest incomes need to pay for the higher inflationary items just to survive. Those with high incomes are seeing savings on things that are not necessarily essential. Hirsch said this is the problem when you talk about averages. He suggested Albertans who gripe about funds leaving the province in federal equalization programs should also look again. “We tend to focus on the outflow of wealth from Alberta, but there is another way to look at it,” said Hirsch. He suggested that money is coming in through those moving to the province. Another province has paid for their education, they move here to work and pay taxes, then when they retire they move back home. Looking back 20 years, there have been 470,000 people move here. Hirsch figured there was approximately $52 billion dollars being transferred into the province, through the value of pre-paid education costs. “We in Alberta need to recognize that we are part of a country like Canada with labour mobility. That enormously benefits this province financially, through the transfer of interprovincial migrations,” said Hirsch. Then Hirsch pulled out his crystal ball with forecasts for 2014. He said energy prices are on kind of a roller coaster, due to various factors, and it will continue to fluctuate throughout 2014, as it had in 2013, but on the whole remain fairly good. Natural gas prices are high due to the unseasonable weather conditions and may fall in the spring with lower than desired prices for investors. He is optimistic about pipeline development. “My guess is that hurdles will be cleared on

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some of the pipelines that will remove some of the clouds of uncertainty over some of these projects in 2014,” said Hirsch. The lower Canadian dollar is ensuring Canadian banks adopt a neutral position on increasing interest rates. Global economies have slowed, leading to commodity price softening which also affect the price of the dollar. However, a lower dollar helps internally with exports and manufacturing industries. He said that the agriculture market is in an expansion mode, and expected farm cash receipts to break records in 2014. “Sometimes the urban audiences forget about the important contribution agriculture has in this province,” said Hirsch. “Agriculture has been on a cyclical upswing in the last little while; prices are better. As long as we get cooperation from Mother Nature, agriculture will be a leading sector in the province.” Non-residential construction will continue to improve. Retail sales, restaurants and bars will increase sales; but more competition from bigger chains will make business challenging for small business owners. “Alberta’s economy does offer some illusions; around what is happening in the labour marker, in inflation pressures and redistribution of wealth,” said Hirsch. “Overall… 2014 will continue to be a very good year for Alberta,” said Hirsch. Hirsch is Alberta Treasury Branch’s chief economist. He has 20 years experience in the field and has published several books. For more info and economic info: see www.atb.com or www.toddhirsch.com.

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Hope Bridges Go Green Up-Cycling for everyone
MANNY EVERETT Times Contributor Hope Bridges in Strathmore is pleased to showcase their Up-Cycling workshops available for adults of all abilities. Go Green Up-Cycling is a program that allows adults to create pieces of art from recycled materials, creating something out of nothing and making it beautiful. Participants can register for this program which is available on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Unit #5, 104 3 avenue. Since the fall of 2012, Hope Bridges has been providing regular weekly arts workshops for all adults. They are thrilled to have grown to the point that adults of all abilities including seniors and individuals with special needs, as well as their caregivers. As hoped, the relationship and connection found at these events is having a significant impact on the health and welfare of those who attend. Their goal this year is to expand their facilitator base so that they can offer a larger variety of arts workshops at different times in more locations throughout Strathmore and the county, and thereby include a greater segment of the adult population. “It is incredibly inspirational to see businesses, organizations and individuals come together to create large UpCycling projects like our latest piece, a bench called ‘Belong,’ ” said coordinator Wanda Reinholdt. “There is such a supportive and excited spirit that comes from doing the steps to create them. We love imagining what the end result will look like and who will be enjoying it in our community. Our goal is to spread this joy in all parts of Strathmore and Wheatland County by providing more arts workshops. We are enlarging our facilitator base to do just that.” Hope Bridges participants and staff have already made two community art projects that will be auctioned off at a spring auction in April (date TBA). The first art piece - a gift card mural called ‘Flight’ - is currently being displayed at Westmount School. The second project, ‘Belong’, is a beautiful wooden bench that has been painted in a vivid mint green with white lace stencils. It is currently at the Hope Bridges location awaiting the spring auction. The third project is still in its bare bones stage and will be a colorful weaving project. It will be given a name as they start creating the art piece. Johanna Jackins, facilitator of the Up-Cycling program, has a wealth of knowledge of all things creative which can clearly be seen at the Hope Bridges office. Her muse is everything recyclable, creating beautiful pieces of art with everything from light bulbs, used corks, and even old books. It takes a special person with the eye and flair for art to facilitate such projects and see them through. Johanna said on the website that she “feels creating is one of the greatest joys in life and feels most fulfilled when doing it.” Regular participant Katy Webster says, “I enjoy coming every week because I like doing arts and crafts, it’s fun to do and I get to take home everything I create.” The organization’s goal is to make their workshops accessible to anyone including price, location and transportation. The locations are all wheelchair accessible and transportation vouchers are given to anyone who may need a ride. Financial and transportation assistance is available. For more information contact Hope Bridges by phone at 403-983-3640 or e-mail Reinholdt (coordinator@hopebridges.ca).

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Memories of Carseland School
The following are some memories from a few students and staff at Carseland School over the years. Instead of focusing on one memory, we decided to list a few in hopes of prompting your memories as well:

DO YOU REMEMVER WHEN:
- Mrs. Richardson started a yearbook club - Mrs. Page ran the 100 Klicks Club - Curling was after school at the rink twice a week - Mrs. Bock put on many Christmas concerts - Mrs. Cockx was nominated for a contest put on by a radio station for secretaries and won. She won a trip to Vegas - A group of teachers shaved their heads to raise money for cancer - There were Terry Fox Runs every year - The grade 6’s put on Halloween carnivals in the gym for the rest of the school - Missoula Children’s Theatre coming to spend a week in the school to put on a “huge” production/play - Many spirit days during the year-color day, backwards day, hero day, tacky day, just to name a few.
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Captain MacPherson passes on the flag
On Jan. 29 the 903 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron held a formal change of command ceremony. Captain T.L MacPherson passed on command to fellow officer Captain B.P. Duffield. MacPherson made a lasting impact on the Squadron and tears were shed at the ceremony. Duffield is excited to continue the great work that his predecessor began. The squadron has seen huge enrollment in the last couple of years and the program is growing bigger and better ever day.

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Membership up at the library
SHANNON LEClAIR Times Reporter At the Feb. 5 regular town council meeting during her committee reports Councillor Denise Peterson discussed news from the Strathmore Municipal Library and WADEMSA. The library has seen an increase of 37 per cent in e-book borrowing. There were a number of increases overall, including a 26 per cent increase in new library memberships. “Which is wonderful when people think that libraries are becoming redundant, certainly we’re finding in our community that because of the way our library has structured itself to meet new media and digital response that it’s actually growing,” said Peterson. WADEMSA is still looking good after their successful contract talks with Alberta Health Services last year. The number of calls received was up by five per cent for 2012. WADEMSA has recently increased their staff, adding one paramedic, and three EMTS. As of Jan. 20, staff are no longer on call 24/7, and instead they are now able to have 12hour shifts. On May 31 WADEMSA will celebrate 25 years of operation; Peterson said to stay tuned for details. The week of Feb. 23 to March 1 was declared Freedom to Read Week. Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about their right to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights in Freedom.

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SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor Jason Hale, MLA for Strathmore/Brooks, in his role as Wildrose energy critic, put a spotlight in the legislature on the Licensee Liability Ratings (LLR) for small oil and gas company owners. He said program fees are negatively impacting junior producers’ bottom lines. “The people who own these companies live and work in our communities and have employees; we just want the regulator to work with them and help solve this problem…help them stay in business. Nobody wants to see companies go broke. What they are trying to do is good, but I feel the way they are going about it may cause some difficulties for some of the companies that are trying to stay afloat,” said Hale. “We realize there is an issue with orphaned wells in Alberta. Companies need to be responsible for their wells, I totally agree with that; but we would like to see the regulator work with companies who are trying to get on track and trying to do the right thing.” The LLR program was in part established in response to Albertan’s calls for stricter measures on abandoned wells. In the past companies were abandoning wells, not finishing reclamation or cleaning up environmental problems related to orphaned or old well sites. A monitoring measure was put in place, after consultations brought direction from landowners and the oil and gas industry. A monthly levy is charged the company which varies according to a formula rating system. The formula weighs the assets and liability of the company and takes into consideration the number of inactive wells and active production. For full details go to www.aer.ca. “The first Saturday of every month, the Alberta Energy Regulator, looks at the liability ratios, so if you are found a low-risk, non-compliant, which is below one, you are issued a payment you have to make. When the next month rolls around and they (companies) are in non-compliance because the company can’t pay, they are issued a global referral, which means their assets or liabilities cannot be bought or sold unless approved by the regulator,” said Hale. “So after 60 days total they get a closure order that means any of their producing wells are ordered to be shut in. If they still can’t pay after that, they get an abandonment order, which means they have to abandon all their wells. One of the companies I talked with is going to have to put up five million dollars.” If the company goes bankrupt, it cannot start up under a new name until it pays its past fees. The fees forwarded go into the Orphan Well program, which are used to complete the unfinished reclamation work for orphan wells, facilities and pipelines in the province. Out of 851 companies doing business in Alberta, there are 350 that have a ratio under one. The industry average rating is 3.8. As of Sept. 2013, the Orphan Well program statistics show 403 abandoned well sites, 103 orphan wells, 14 facilities, and 56 pipelines that need reclamation attention. Voices in the industry are saying the process is sound and it weeds out producers with poor business plans and enforces responsible ownership. They suggest new operators do their homework before start up and prepare for contingencies when market pressure occurs. The Alberta Energy Regulator statistics show the program has significantly reduced defaults. Others say the system limits the marketplace to large producers. Shutting down producing wells is also a concern. It also has some trickle down effects to service industries. “The LLR issue is pretty complicated and certainly not easy to solve. There have been a lot of factors at play that are affecting the industry, such as low natural gas prices and a very tough market to raise money in. The balance sheets of many producers have taken a beating and put them in a situation where they are at risk with the LLR. Producers with strong balance sheets are not as affected. There will certainly be an impact in the service sector. It will be one of several factors, as the market as a whole is unpredictable at this time,” said Steve Marshman, President of Rocking Horse Oil Energy Services. “It looks like the days of companies starting up, drilling a couple shallow gas wells for a million dollars and getting them into production and making some money are gone. It is big business now,” said Hale. Some suggestions generated for reform are a flat production levy based on the product, reviewing the formula parameters, some kind of credit counselling check or mentoring process that occurs prior to business licensing, or abandonment orders.

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Concern process falls short
SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor The Alberta Energy Regulators (AER) Statement of Concern process gives stakeholders a way to vent and engage in a passive listening exercise, but it lacks the clout that affected landholders were hoping would occur with the new regulator. In an article appearing on Global TV’s website, Ian Jackson/Canadian Press reported this comment from Nathan Lemphers of the Pembina Institute, an environmental advocacy group specializing in energy policy. “Having the regulations in place on paper is one thing; actually enforcing them and having them improve outcomes and prevent pipeline spills is another.” The 2012-2013 Annual Alberta Energy report showed 3.6 per cent of field inspections were in high-risk regulatory noncompliance. In 2012, there were 12,481 initial inspections; 447 were found to be high-risk noncompliant, with 174 reports relating to pipelines. The www.energy.alberta.ca/Initiatives/Regulator yEnhancement.asp website states: The legislation allows all Albertans who believe they are directly and adversely affected may provide a notice of concern directly to the regulator. This happens before any decisions are made, which is an important aspect to note. The regulator will have the best information possible, before any decisions are made and before hearings are held. However, an AER presentation www. aer.ca and department handout, left by an AER representative in Wheatland Council on Jan. 2, seems to indicate otherwise. It outlined that concerns received may not be reviewed immediately, may not be applied to the well application before it is actually approved and well activity commences, or may be thrown out completely. “All concerns will be reviewed but may not necessarily go to hearings,” said the AER Engagement Advisor Paula Kersch. Considering the AER website defines a complaint as any notification from a stakeholder regarding an operation, site, or facility (under the jurisdiction of the AER) that the stakeholder believes is causing, has caused, or may cause an adverse impact to public safety, the environment, or personal property; logic would hold that such negative impacts should be considered before the well application is approved and serious money is spent. According to the AER handout, only written complaints from stakeholders will be accepted and they will be placed online for the public to see. The online form details specific information. Without the requested information AER may disregard the complaint. They discourage any opinions, personal, financial, medical, psychological, or illness references in the application, which was qualified because it is available for public viewing. Representatives said concerns can be submitted anytime but they may have delayed reviews. On expedited well applications, there is a 30day window for filing concerns, so the well may go ahead before any concerns are reviewed. If registered concerns fail to demonstrate the person is directly or adversely impacted, aren’t filed within the timeline, are unrelated to the specific application, relate to an application that has already been made, or relate to a policy decision outside their mandate, they won’t consider applying the concerns to the application. Information does say that the AER may suggest the company mediate concerns or facilitate discussion as an alternate solution, even if the concerns meet all the criteria. It may never reach a need for a hearing. There is a puzzling section where landowners can object to actions they suspect will affect them by any resource development before an application for a well occurs. The concerns can then be linked to any applicable or related application for resource development that might happen in the area. The registered concerns are held for up to one year. However, AER requests the applicant also forward their concerns to the specific companies that might be considering development, but haven’t made applications for wells. It doesn’t list who they are or how you know they might be interested. You may need to contact AER for clarification, at inquiries@aer.ca or call 1-855-297-8311. New regulations and conscientious actions by resource businesses may improve situations and eliminate the need for complaint provisions in the future. If landowners have already signed an agreement, the AER has implemented a new Private Surface Agreement (PSA) registry. It is implemented and managed by the AER and by having a list of contracts; they consider it will make resource companies little more accountable. Landowners register their agreements online, which the department says helps provide additional support should issues arise that need to be resolved. 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All of Sarah Thompson School’s students in Langdon gathered in the gym on the morning on Feb. 6 to get pumped for their Olympic Kick-Off assembly. Sport coordinator for Bobsled Canada, Skeleton, and Luge, Robyn Raymond joined the festivities. Pictured are Grade 4 student Ayden Schumlick (l-r), Grade 2 student Joseph Guevara, Grade 2 student Trey Miller, Raymond, Grade 5 student Aryanna Greenslad, and Grade 2 student Jewels Rabbit. Classes signed up to learn about an Olympic sport together and will be following along as the games progress in Sochi.

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ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter Roughly 300 Sarah Thompson School students filled their gym in Langdon on Feb. 6, for an Olympic kick-off pep rally, with special guest Robyn Raymond in attendance. Raymond, the sport coordinator for Bobsleigh Canada, Skeleton, and Luge, coordinated with teachers Sean Hartley and Amber Mrak to get Sarah Thompson pumped for Sochi 2014. “We just want in our mandate as Bobsleigh Canada to reach out and make people excited about it,” Raymond said. “Leading up to the Games it’s super important to get the little kids inspired. It’s not just a national movement, it’s something that Canada’s known for – involving our youth, trying to get them involved in play and activity as early as possible.” Raymond mentioned that kids as young as seven-years-old can start driving on the luge track. For sports such as bobsled and skeleton, kids can begin training in their later teen years. Raymond also took videos and photos to send to the Olympians in Russia, with the students shouting the Canadian slogan “We Are Winter”, to inspire them while overseas. She herself though, feels the inspiration as well. “I love it. I can’t put any amount of dollars on that feeling,” Raymond said. “Having people get excited about me relaying things about our sport is very close to my heart.” Each class at Sarah Thompson signed up to learn about a specific Olympic sport, and made trifold displays to decorate the school’s hallways. Classes will be keeping track throughout the Winter Games to see how each country does, especially Canada. “All the classes learned about a sport. The students they were all so engaged and they got really excited about the Olympics,” said teacher Sean Hartley, of Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics. “I’m extremely passionate about it. It’s a great opportunity to bring that to the students. They’re going to be really excited throughout the month, especially about the sport they’ve been learning about.” Teacher Amber Mrak says the Olympics help the students with global awareness, as they can relate, connect and feel the experience of watching the athletes. “When brainstorming words that we thought described the Olympics, I had a little boy talk about the word ‘goosebumps’. I had other students offer the word ‘proud’ and ‘pride’,” Mrak said. “In the minds of a seven-year-old, it’s pretty remarkable they can use those words and actually understand.” The entire school gathered once more to watch the opening ceremonies together. Teachers also plan on livestreaming events in their classrooms, along with making announcements with Olympic updates.

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One hundred and twenty five kids gathered for some grassroots hockey in Gleichen Feb. 8, for the fifth annual Hockey Day in GA. Children played three games of 4-on-4 noncontact shinny, and were joined by NHL Alumni Tim Hunter of the Calgary Flames and Dennis Polonich of the Detroit Red Wings.

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ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter Even with the temperature hovering around -20 C, the Gleichen and District Minor Hockey Association and the Hockey Alberta Pond Hockey Program combined for a successful fifth annual Hockey Day in GA on Feb. 8, with roughly 125 young participants. “It went really, really well,” Gleichen and District Minor Hockey Association President Cara Sheppard said. “It was a little bit on the chillier side but thank God the sun was out. I think everyone had a really good time.” Children, ranging from ages 4-17, received a free lunch, grab bag, a donated jersey, and played three 4-on-4 non-contact shinny style games. The matchups were played on two outdoor rinks, and two indoor ones at the Gleichen arena. To distract from the cold, Sheppard even brought in a facepainter for the kids, who came from as far as Canmore, Siksika, Carstairs, Strathmore, and Claresholm – to name a few. “I think they have a really good time, and it gives them that tournament kind of feel,” Sheppard said. “Just really relaxed, grassroots hockey. There was a group from Stavely, that were out of the Stavely Pond Hockey Program, and they’re kind of isolated where they are. They don’t really have any other teams to play. This is kind of their time that they get to come out and have their event.” NHL Alumni Tim Hunter of the Calgary Flames – now an assistant coach for the Washington Capitals – and Dennis Polonich of the Detroit Red Wings – now a player agent – were on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with participants. “They were great guys, both Tim and Dennis, they were fantastic,” Sheppard said. “They took the kids out at lunch, and did some drills with them, and talked to them about grassroots hockey. They even played a shinny game with them, they were really good guys.” Year six of the event is next up for Sheppard and her hockey association. “We’ll take a day or two to breathe and then we’ll start moving on for next year,” she said.

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Bisons third, looking for second
ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter The UFA Bisons beat the St. Albert Sports Raiders on Nov. 10 by a score of 6-4; they also defeated CAC Gregg Distributors Oct. 20 by a 5-3 score. This weekend, the Bisons must repeat both wins to have a chance at getting a first round bye for the AMHL playoffs. “The biggest thing is we’re getting ready for the playoffs, so we just want to do things right. That’s what we’re really focused on – being good defensively and moving the puck,” Bisons coach Dan MacDonald said. “The things we’re good at we want to be good at going into the playoffs. These two games are like a preview of the playoffs for us. We want to be good and tight.” The Bisons will host St. Albert on Feb. 15, and CAC on Feb. 16. Though they’ve won against both, CAC has three more points in the North Division. The Sports Raiders are middle of the North, and may be an easier team to handle. “You just do the best you can. Obviously we want to win, it doesn’t change anything from any other weekend,” MacDonald said. After suffering an injury-plagued season, the Bison bench will be full for their last two remaining games. “We’ve got everybody back,” MacDonald said. “We’ve got a full team and that’s helpful.” The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs are too far gone to catch at the top of the Chrysler Division with 48 points. The Calgary Royals and Calgary Buffaloes both have 46 points to the Bisons’ 43. The Bisons will have to hope the Royals lose to Fort Saskatchewan on Feb. 15, and that the Buffaloes lose to St. Albert on Feb. 16, for that second- place first- round by – but the Bisons must win their two games for that to occur. If a tie occurs in the standings, it is broken by the two teams’ records against one another. The Bisons defeated the Royals twice this season, but split their series with the Buffaloes; the Bisons won 4-1 on Sept. 27, whereas Calgary won 8-4 on Feb. 1. The next way a tie is broken is by goals, in which the Buffaloes would have the edge of 9 goals scored to the Bisons 8 in the series. In current standings, the third place Bisons would play the sixth place Calgary Flames in a best of three series. However, everything could change after this weekend.

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Strathmore athletes conquer Winter Games
ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter Eight zones competed in 20 different sports – ranging from squash to hockey to boxing – during the Alberta Winter Games for youth ages 11-17. Twenty-two hundred participants traveled to Canmore and Banff from Feb. 6-9 to show off their skills. For Zone 2 Big Country, Strathmore was well represented. Carter Tongs, Caleb Funk and the Zone 2 volleyball boys finished in sixth place with a 3-3 record. Also on the court was Anika Solomon, who’s only been playing club volleyball for two years; her squad finished seventh, winning two but losing four. “It wasn’t too well but we played our hardest,” Solomon said. “It was a lot of good competition because it’s the best people in all the different places in the province. I don’t think we had any super big expectations. We were definitely hoping to place better, but things happen.” Zone 2’s girls hockey team went undefeated in all five games; this included the 4-0 gold medal victory against Yellowhead. Erin Fargey played two of the team’s games in goal; Hailey McCallum scored five goals and two assists – seven points over four days. “Some days you would feel really tired, but once you got to game time, you would just push through. I’d get all pumped up,” McCallum said. “I thought I had a pretty successful tournament myself, and as a team we played really good.” From the Alberta Winter Games, 60 players will be contacted to try out for Team Alberta’s U-16 and U-18 teams – McCallum has high hopes for this. Zone 2’s ringette ladies finished fifth, losing two and tying once. Most of their pool had AA players, making it difficult to finish higher. “I thought it was really good. It was cool to see how everyone from our zone came together, because we’d only played about four games before that,” said Shae Lane. “It’s tough going against teams that have played together before.” Lane’s teammate on the U19B Strathmore Ice team, Hannah Olson, found her teammates to be a little younger. “It wasn’t really an advantage, but it wasn’t a disadvantage either,” Olson said about being one of the older players. “It was kind of neat to be one of the older ones on the team, with a little more experience.” Teammate for Zone 2, Katie Edelmann, had attended the event before. “It was still really different with different girls,” she said. Two of Edelmann’s teammates on the Strathmore Ice’s U16 squad, Darcie Weir and Lauryn Eitzen, played for Zone 2 as well. Joining Zone 2 in ringette were Taneil Kalbhen and Morgan Elder of Rockyford. Ryan Eamon of Rockyford also finished second for Zone Big Country in boxing’s Junior C category. Calgary’s Zone 3 took home first place with the most total medal points, however, Zone 2 was awarded the Spirit of Sport Cup.
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ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter Not exactly the way coach Ken Smith wanted to start the new year – his Strathmore High School Spartans boys basketball squad has gone 0-2, with their most recent loss on Feb. 5, away at Oilfields High School. Turnovers from steals and intercepted passes led to the 75-60 defeat. “Decision-making skills is what we will be working on,” Smith said. “Proper decision making during situational plays.” Oilfields was ahead of the Spartans by over 20 points for the majority of the game, but early in the fourth quarter, Strathmore came within 10. “They just outhustled us and outplayed us,” Smith said. “In the fourth quarter our guys really buckled down and started to execute properly. We calmed down; we were a little panicky with the ball. We limited our turnovers and were more confident – it resulted in us catching up. But then later in the second half of the fourth quarter, we turned the ball over a variety of times again.” Poor rebounding as well – on offense and defense – had an impact on the game, Smith said. Oilfields consistently had two to three attempts each possession. “We definitely lost the battle of the boards,” he said. “We missed a lot of little easy ones, even when we got the ball where we wanted to. That just came down to guys being a little too excited and too jittery.” The varsity boys had their next game against Holy Trinity Academy on Feb. 12. The results were unavailable as of press time. “They’re the ones that have to go out and do it,” Smith said. “We’re just going to continue to do what we’re doing, the guys have to do it on the floor. It depends on day to day, what team you get that shows up.” Smith did say two leaders on his team, Grade 10 Josh Lawal and Grade 12 Adrian Doig, helped the entire squad get focused during their near-comeback. “For the boys to get their minds straight and claw back out of that deficit was a real test to character,” Smith said. “A lot of teams would’ve just said, ‘too bad we’re losing, let’s give up’, and they didn’t. They played right to the end.”

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Passing over Oilfields, Highwood
ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter The Strathmore High School (SHS) Spartans varsity girls basketball team had defeated Oilfields High School, 53-30, earlier this season on Dec. 16 – they did it again on Feb. 5, by an even greater margin of 52-22. “It was good, for sure,” Strathmore coach Dion Galandy said. “We played our game and if we play our game, we usually do pretty well.” Though the team passed the ball well, the coach feels the ladies need to work on defensive breakdowns and their percentage from the field. “It’s not as high as I want it to be,” he said. “I want it to be higher, but still pretty good. It was certainly one of our better efforts (against Oilfields).” On Feb. 10, the girls also defeated Highwood High School 49-34, having also won against them on Jan. 15, 60-51. “They’ve improved a fair amount so they were a little tougher, but still manageable,” Galandy said of Highwood. “I thought we played good defense. We pressured them well and kept number seven – their strong player – at bay. We could have played our offense a little bit better.” SHS’ offense was led by Grade 11’s Karly Larson and Erin Warrack, and Grade 12 Carter Jones. “She’s going to control the game,” Galandy said of Larson. “She’s going to distribute to whoever is open and needing that ball.” From Feb. 6-8, the Spartans played in the Chestermere Tournament, against George McDougall High School, Prairie Christian Academy and Magrath High School. They only lost once, to Magrath. “We played really poorly in the first quarter. It was kind of our first intense game back. We’ve
The Strathmore High School Spartans girls basketball team defeated Highwood High School on Feb. 10, by a margin of 4934. It is the second victory for the Spartans against Highwood this season, as they defeated them 60-51, on Jan. 15.

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THE GAMES HAVE BEGUN When you read this, I suspect that you like me, will have read about or watched some of the Winter Olympic Games from Sochi. We have watched young women and men push themselves to the limit as they compete with each other in team or individually, to attain the highest standing in their chosen field of competition, Olympic Gold. As I have watched and read about their efforts and their achievements, I have been moved to reflect on all of the efforts that allowed them to participate in what is for some a once in a lifetime experience. As I watched, I was mindful of the cast of people who worked with them over the years to allow them to be there in Sochi. The parent or parents who sacrificed time and resources to get their child to the places of practice and competition; the sisters or brothers who gave up significant family time so that their sibling might pursue their dream, the coaches and support staff who have toiled tirelessly to assist these young athletes and the communities who have encouraged and supported them as they sought to pursue their goals. You and I have seen the joy and the disappointment as they have achieved or have failed to achieve their goals. Over the weekend, a young woman was interviewed following her event in the Olympic Games. As she shared she broke down in tears and expressed a tearful apology to Canada for her inability on this day and at this time to live up to the high standards that she had set for herself and the expectations of a country that she would ‘medal’ at these games. I was saddened that she felt the burden of unfulfilled expectations on her part and seemingly on ours. Then I went on with my day. What I did not expect but was overjoyed to see was the response of the community we call Canada in the social media. To a person, whether through Twitter or Facebook or through emails to the major media, I saw and read an outpouring of support and appreciation for her efforts to represent us. All suggested that she need not feel that she ‘had let us down’ but that we deeply appreciate her efforts to represent us on the international stage. As I thought of her efforts, her family’s efforts, her coach’s and support staff’s efforts and of the larger surrounding community’s efforts to and then of the heartfelt sentiment of countless Canadian’s who responded to her painful sharing after her competition, I became aware of the importance of community. As you will now from the name and title of the author, I am pastor and priest. I believe in the power of community to encourage, to support, and in love to challenge each other. In our communities of faith and of interest in and around Strathmore, we gather weekly to challenge each other to grow, to understand and to share. My hope during this time of the Winter Olympics is that we will reflect on the importance of being encouraging and challenging communities. Encouraging each other to grow in confidence and ability in our chosen activities and challenging each other to be even better as we journey through life. So please find a way this week and in the weeks to come wherever you find your ‘community’ to encourage and challenge each other to grow as we walk together this walk of life. That’s the way I see it, today, in the midst of the Winter Olympic Games as I seek to offer insight and encouragement as a part of this community. Rev. Bryan Beveridge Pastor and Priest St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church

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been playing a lot of weaker teams, so it just hasn’t helped us. We got it back, we were down just five points in the third,” Galandy said. The girls went on to lose by 28, as injuries plagued them later in the matchup. “It’s a learning process when you lose,” Galandy said. SHS will travel to Magrath Feb. 14 for a tournament there, and will face Winston Churchill High School in their first game – who are fourth in the province. SHS is ranked within the top 15. “It’ll be a good test for us to see where we are. At this tournament, there’s a former number one in the province,” Galandy said of McCoy High School. SHS is part of the 3A designation, but will play all levels in Magrath. “When you get to the top 10, it doesn’t matter what designation, it’s good basketball. It’ll be a good tournament for us,” Galandy said. The Spartan ladies have their next league game against Holy Trinity Academy on Feb. 12, before the time of print. The Spartans lost to Holy Trinity in their first game of the season, 54-52.

Warriors struggle against Foothills
ARYSSaH STaNKEVITSCH Times Reporter The Wheatland bantam Warriors defeated the Medicine Hat Venom on Feb. 7, by a score of 7-3 – it was 5-1 at the end of the first, but Wheatland coach Mark Laycock wanted that energy the whole way through the game. “We got off to a good start,” he said. “After, we started to relax. I wasn’t too happy with the effort in the last two periods, but I guess when you get up 5-0 that’s a natural thing to do. They have to learn to just keep pushing through, and to not be happy with a 5-0 lead.” Rylan Longmuir and Robert Butterwick had two goals each, while Joel Krahenbil had a helper and a goal. A couple days later, however, that lack of effort continued, as the Warriors lost to the Foothills Bisons 5-2 on Feb. 9. The Bisons had defeated the Warriors on Nov. 10 as well, giving Wheatland their first loss of the season after opening the year to a 13-0 record. “Foothills is a good team. They skate hard, and they forecheck you hard – we just weren’t ready for that. I don’t think we were moving our feet good enough,” Laycock said. “They’re a physical team, and they’re relentless on the puck.” Krahenbil scored again, and Cole Clayton added the other for Wheatland. Foothills capitalized once on a penalty shot, and also once on the powerplay. “Some of the guys have to start working harder,” Laycock said. “I think lately they’ve been happy sitting on top of the league and guys aren’t putting in the effort right now. We just need more.” The Warriors are top of the North Division with a 25-4-2 record, with Longmuir leading the team with 48 points. Their next game is against the Airdrie Lightning on Feb. 14. CHIEFS BLOWN AWAY BY HURRIcANES, BRUINS After a 3-2 loss against the NWCAA Bruins on Feb. 5, with the team’s lone goals coming from Jayden Smith and Mckay Bray, the Wheatland Chiefs’ offensive efforts didn’t improve against the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Feb. 8 – even with 41 shots on net. Lethbridge took the game 6-3, with the help of three powerplay goals on the night. The matchup was very back and forth, as it was tied 1-1 at the end of the first and 3-3 at the end of the second. Taylor Donner, Quinton Peplinski and Cole Busslinger found the back of the net for the Chiefs, while Jayden Smith added two helpers. The Chiefs sit second in the North Division (17-13-2) and have their last game of the season on Feb. 15 against the Foothills Bisons. BRAVES HAVE TWO TO GO The peewee Wheatland Braves had the week off, but have their last two games of the season against Lacombe on Feb. 15, and Red Deer on Feb. 16.

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Call for applications. C. A. MacLean/Fred Row Journalism bursaries. Help us locate a deserving individual from your community who would like to pursue a career in print journalism. Applications must be received by February 26, 2014. For further information, contact your local weekly newspaper or the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, 1-800-2926903 ext. 225; www.awna.com.

June 11, 1933 - February 18, 2013 We think of you so often. We miss your laugh and your zest for life. Your loss leaves a heartache no one can heal. Your love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Love always, Shirley, Kathy & Wayne, Robert & Rae Ann, Donna & Glenn, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren
The U19 Belle ringette team faced South Calgary Legacy on Feb. 9. The Strathmore girls took an 8-4 victory.

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I would like to thank all my friends and family, daughters and especially my husband John, for all the care and concern, the many calls, cards, prayers, food and flowers given to me during my battle against cancer last year. It was with your help, and that of my wonderful doctors, that I was able to make a successful recovery.

Ann Scheer

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Belles win again
STEVE WILsON U19 Belle Ringette The end of the season is looming and with the Belle team being one place out of a playoff position. They desperately need to win their last four league games to remain in the running for provincials. On their Sunday (Feb. 9) game against the South Calgary Legacy they certainly delivered with an 8-4 victory. Strathmore took an early two-goal lead, but Calgary wasn’t going to be such a pushover and replied with two goals of their own halfway through the first period. Both teams kept the excitement flowing and with five seconds left in the first half of the game, Shae Lane (No. 25) scored her hat trick of the night with a stunning short-handed goal. The second period was no less exciting and although Calgary put up a good effort and stayed in the game till the halfway point, Strathmore really had the upper hand and went on to an outstanding win. Excellent goal tending from Brooke McKenzie, many thanks to our affiliate players Megan Warrack and Katie Edlemann, and special mention to Maclynn Ruckaber (No. 19) for her outstanding goal into the corner of the net at the latter part of the game. Well-done girls for an awesome game!

Bridal Guide
2014
The Strathmore Times will be publishing our annual

BRIDAL GUIDE
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Would like to express sincere appreciation to our extended families, friends and communities for the overwhelming support, kind words, food, phone calls, cards, mass cards, flowers and those who visited Fred in the hospital, and who donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Thank you to Father Joseph and Father Schuster for doing a beautiful service. Special thanks to Jim, Richard, Chad, David, Wade, Dale and Lorrie for your part in the mass. Also, to Mary, Maureen, the choir and Matthew Geeraert. To the CWL for the luncheon. Thank you to the Wheatland Funeral Home, Francis for all your help. To the doctors and nurses on Wards #111 and #112, for your compassion, listening and the care you gave Fred and his family. In lieu of Thank You cards, we will be sending a donation to the Heart and Stoke Foundation. Our family is blessed to have such thoughtful and compassionate family and friends.

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The Hussar Curling Club hosted their annual Ladies Bonspiel this year with 13 rinks. The volunteer committee would like to thank everyone for coming and making the bonspiel such a success and so much fun. The winners of the A Event were the Bartsch Rink from Milo (Skip, Jana Bartsch (l-r), Third, Tammy Lahd, Second, Lesile Lahd and Lead, Deanna Heather). The B Event Winners were the Kim Fraser Rink from Bassano (Skip, Kim Fraser (l-r), Third, Kim Douglass, Second, Karyn Hemminger and Lead, Sandra Mitchell). The C Event Winners were the Toly Rink from Bassano (Second, Crystal Schaffer (l-r), Skip, Virgina Toly, Lead, Joanne Sieben and Third, Janelle Moss).

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FARMING and AGRICULTURE Week
The Strathmore Times will be publishing this Special Brochure on Friday, March 14, 2014. Deadline: February 15, 2014
Agriculture contributes to the lives of all Canadians - it feeds us, as well as our economy. It employs us, and depends upon the environmental stewardship of our farmers. Wheatland County's proud heritage of independence and hard work shows in our farms and ranches. This special supplement will profile some of today's top agricultural issues. All ads are Full Color. Distribution 11,500 Canada Post and 1,500 various locations.

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Strathmore HANDI BUS
Strathmore Handibus has seen continued success in filling the transportation needs of our local seniors and physically handicapped citizens due to substantial support from the Town of Strathmore and Wheatland County. The service would not be as successful as it is if it was not for our individual donors who play an essential and vital role in the Associations mission’s success. The Association wanted to honor that support by approving the Strathmore Handibus Fundraising Strategy in 2013 which highlights the appreciation of our donors, honors their donation and utilizes that financial support through operations efficiency and providing a professional service. Our donors are important to us and we want to say thank you, each one of you are appreciated! Thank you to the following Donors for your continuing support: Strathmore Wal Mart of $500.00; Vivian Noy $1000.00, $15,000.00 was received from the Wheatland County for 2014 and a proposed donation by the Brett Wilson Foundation of $2500.00 Each members of the board expressed their heartfelt thank you and the pleasure to be a part of the Handibus Association. We will continue to do our best in providing transportation to all our valued customers in the community at large. Please if you have any questions regarding the Handibus, do not hesitate to contact us at 403-934-3418 and our dispatch would be happy to assist you in every way they can. Thank you!

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3 Full Time, Permanent $13.61 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years Skills: Prepare and cook full course meals and individual dishes including for customers with food allergies or intolerances, while ensuring quality of food and determine size of food proportions are met. Work with minimal supervision and train staff in preparation, cooking and handling of food. Clean and inspect kitchens and food service areas, Work with specialized cooking equipment (deep fryer, etc). Good oral communication, ability to work with others, job task planning and organizing, and significant use of memory required. Speak English, Read English, Write English How to Apply- with resume to: 510 Highway #1 Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1M6 By Mail or In Person between 9:00 and 17:00 : By Fax :(403) 934-9502

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Weekly Art Workshop Facilitators Needed!

All Mediums welcome to apply. We are particularly interested in Upcycling facilitators. Are you a Strathmore / Wheatland County artist or “creative type” that enjoys spending time with others? Are you skilled in instructing/ facilitating in your chosen field of art? Hope Bridges Society has an opening available for you, starting April 1/14, to facilitate weekly workshops to diverse groups of adults. Our workshops welcome adults of diverse age and abilities, including individuals with special needs. Our focus is on creating opportunity for meaningful connection amongst 3” wide version participants of our workshops while enjoying the creative experience. You must be open and enthusiastic to adapting your facilitation and art The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL so that people with diverse abilities can participate and enjoy.

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Intermittent Art Workshop Facilitators Needed!
All Mediums welcome to apply. We are particularly looking for knitting and crocheting as well as painting facilitators. Are you a Strathmore / Wheatland County artist or “creative type” that enjoys spending time with others? Are you skilled in instructing/ facilitating in your chosen field of art? Hope Bridges Society has an opening available for you, starting Feb 15/14, to facilitate intermittent workshops to diverse groups of adults. Our workshops welcome adults of diverse age and abilities, including individuals with special needs. Our focus is on creating opportunity for meaningful connection amongst participants of our workshops while enjoying the creative experience. You must be open and enthusiastic to adapting your facilitation and art so that people with diverse abilities can participate and enjoy. Assistance to your instruction/facilitation is included with this position. This is a contract position and compensation is competitive and negotiable. To apply for this position and more information, please contact Wanda Reinholdt, the Hope Bridges Society Coordinator 403 983 3640 or email coordinator@hopebridges.ca.

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TOWN OF STRATHMORE
Where Quality of Life is A Way of Life

SR. SUBDIVISION & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER/PLANNER
Competition No. TOS2014-03 The Town of Strathmore is a vibrant and progressive community of 13,000 people, located on the Trans Canada Highway 40 km. East of Calgary. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to become part of the Planning & Development Team. Reporting to the Direct of Planning & Development, the full time role of Sr. Subdivision and Development Officer/Planner will follow the duties as outlined in the Municipal Government Act, Land Use By-Law for Development Officer and Subdivision Officer. If you are an individual who has the ability to exercise considerable independent judgment and effectively represent the interests of the municipality, and believe in a team environment, this may be the ideal position for you. Effective communication, facilitation and presentations skills are an asset. The successful candidate will be able to utilize sound judgement by further research, advice and/or legal assistance when normal policies and procedures are not applicable. Main Duties will include but are not limited to: • Ability to communicate effectively both with internal and external stakeholders is a must, as well as the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships. • This position will play a key role in monitoring, reviewing, and maintaining both current and long range planning activities. • Maintain processes and policies which will ensure that the Town’s interests are provided for and will allow for the subdivision and development of lands within the Town. • Works closely with the Development Engineer on all applicable subdivision and development applications. • Maintain processes, which will ensure fair and efficient review of development proposals and applications. • Assist in negotiation and preparation of development agreements, utility right of way agreements, easement agreements, encroachment agreements and any other land related agreements. • Ensure compliance with provisions of existing and new land related agreements. • Assist local businesses and potential developers in planning and development related matters. Also encourage and facilitate any viable form of development. • Regulatory aspects include verification of compliance with bylaws and statutory regulations. Qualifications Post Secondary education related to land use planning and development. Five years related experience in a lead role. Ability to interpret and apply appropriate statues, regulations, bylaws, and municipal law as it relates to development. The Town of Strathmore will pay a competitive salary complete with a comprehensive benefits package which includes the Local Authorities Pension Plan and Health and Wellness benefits. The Town also provides a relocation allowance. The Town of Strathmore is an employer offering growth, a supportive and entrepreneurial environment, and opportunity to succeed. We endeavour to be leaders in municipal sustainability, and encourage our employees to help us achieve excellence. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please forward your resume to: Town of Strathmore 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1 Phone: (403) 934-3133 Fax: (403) 934 -4713 Email: opportunities@strathmore.ca Shannon Cuff, Payroll & HR Advisor The Town of Strathmore thanks all applicants; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted. Competition closes: When a suitable candidate is found

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
Competition No. TOS2014-04

The Town of Strathmore is a vibrant and progressive community of 13,000 people, located on the Trans Canada Highway 40 km. East of Calgary. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to become part of the Planning & Development Team. Reporting to the Director of Planning & Development, the full time role of Planning and Development Assistant will be detailed oriented, have strong computer abilities and posses exceptional customer service. This individual will be a self starter who requires minimal supervision and have the ability to prioritize and organize tasks. Excellent written and oral communication is a benefit, along with strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy and courtesy. Duties include but not limited to: • Provide public relations, technical and administrative support in the coordination of the development and planning process. • Front line counter representation for the Planning and Development department. • Receive, prepare and process various development and building forms. • Maintain and update various resource materials, bylaws, records and files. • Respond to public inquiries on development issues by phone, in person and through correspondence. • Assist the planning and development personnel by being a viable team member. Qualifications The successful candidate will have a Grade 12 Diploma. Previous experience in the municipal planning, legal or land development fields is considered an asset. The Town of Strathmore pays a competitive salary complete with a comprehensive benefits package which includes the Local Authorities Pension Plan and Health and Wellness benefits. The Town of Strathmore is an employer offering growth, a supportive and entrepreneurial environment, and opportunity to succeed. We endeavour to be leaders in municipal sustainability, and encourage our employees to help us achieve excellence. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please forward your resume to: Town of Strathmore 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1 Phone: (403) 934-3133 Fax: (403) 934 -4713 Email: opportunities@strathmore.ca Shannon Cuff, Payroll & HR Advisor The Town of Strathmore thanks all applicants; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted. Competition closes: February 14, 2014

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3 Full time, Permanent $11.30 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week Experience an asset. Duties include: Wash, peel and cut vegetables and fruit, Clean and sanitize kitchen including work surfaces, cupboards, storage areas, appliances and equipment, Receive, unpack and store supplies in refrigerators, freezers, cupboards and other storage areas, Remove kitchen garbage and trash, Handle and store cleaning products, Sweep and mop floors. Operate dishwashers to wash dishes, glassware and flatware, Sanitize and wash dishes and other items by hand, Clean and sanitize items such as dishwasher mats, carts and waste disposal units. Lifting Up to 9 kg (20 lbs). Speak English, Read English, Write English How to Apply – with resume to: 510 Highway #1 Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1M6 By Mail or In Person between 9:00 and 17:00 : By Fax:(403) 934-9502

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JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: www.awna. com/resumes_add.php.

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Competitive wages including O.T and other Benefits. Valid driver’s licence and a good attitude a must. High school diploma an asset. Send resumes to: NAMAKA FARMS INC. Box 2409, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K3 Fax (403) 934-6133
Job Description: Maintain customer accounts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, daily deposit and banking duties, assist/maintain inventory scanning system. Other duties as may be assigned. Requirements: - Candidate must possess competent computer skills. - Accounting/book keeping experience an asset. - Candidate must possess good organizational skills and be able to work independently. Hours: 24-40 hours/week, Monday to Friday Start Date: ASAP Hourly Rate/ Starting rate: dependent on qualificatications and experience. For more information, contact Frances Patterson Manager Phone: 403-644-3944 Email resumes to: stancoop@standardab.ca Attention: Frances Patterson Manager Mail: Box 39, Standard, AB T0J 3G0 Fax: 403-644-3944

IMMEDIATE POSSESSION, 1400 SQFT These 2 new homes are ready for families with open living areas, hardwood floors, backing on to walkway. LOT IN GLEICHEN 75ft x 120ft lot $19,000 157 ACRES CROP LAND Just west of town limits. Possible subdivisions. Great investment. 5 BEDROOM HOME This home has 5 bedrooms, new bathroom, garage, large deck and yard. Furnace, hot water tank, roof have all been replace in last 3 years. Immediate possession

$367,900

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$367,900

$479,000

$189,000

HILLVIEW This fully developed Bi-level located in the desirable Hillview area is fully developed, 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, wet bar, fireplace, man cave, bonus room and so much more!!! Just over 1 year old and better than new! 3 Acres • 3 ACRES west of Strathmore, build your dream home here, nice views only. $179,900 HILLCREST MANOR Backing onto the canal - this fully developed walkout has an oversized triple garage. Loads of upgrades and still time to pick your inside colors. This is another fine home built by Rich-Lee Custom Homes! $59,900 vAcAnt lot in cArselAnd • No building commitment, build your dream home here, back lane, treed lot!! 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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$379,900

SOLD
Nonie Hall (403) 934-0420

JUST LISTED This fully developed bungalow located on quiet cul-de-sac loaded with extras hardwood, gas fireplace, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, underground sprinklers, central air conditioning, no maintenance railings front and back deck, treed, fenced truly move in and enjoy!!

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STANDARD CO-OP

GENERAL MANAGER
The Standard Co-op Board is looking for a mature individual with an innovative and pro-active approach to manage a small community member-owned, retail grocery/ hardware business in Standard, AB. • Managerial experience is preferred. • Retail experience in Grocery & Hardware an asset. • Computer skills and bookkeeping experience an asset. • Candidate must possess good people and organizational skills to maintain a multi-staff store. Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Benefits Package available. Application Closing Date: February 21, 2014

$ 349,900
BACKING ONTO GOLF COURSE, FULLY FINISHED – 4 BEDROOM FRONTING ONTO GREEN SPACE

BACKING ONTO GREEN SPACE, 4 LARGE BEDROOMS, CUL DE SAC LOCATION
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$ 359,900

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$ 359,900

Tina Scott (403) 901-5388 ›› www.strathmorerealty.ca ARROWWOOD ISTING 1219 Sq. Ft. Home on large NEW L

ARROWWOOD BUNGALOW One bedroom, one bath, newer siding, roofing, windows, vacant for quick possession. $69,900 CARSELAND BUNGALOW Three bed up, one down. Two full baths. Fully developed with new basement. Triple heated garage. Close to school. $269,900. THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME. INVENTORY IS LOW. Call me for a no obligation consultation about selling your home now!!!

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Fully developed three bedroom raised bungalow with all new basement development. Total four bed, two bath, main floor laundry, heated triple garage. Nice decks at front and rear. Across from school. Possession anytime. New price $269,900. MLS C3579721.

SOLD
$120,000

For more information, contact Trent Sundgaard, President Phone Cell: 403-934-8765 Email resumes to: standardcoop2014@gmail.com or Fax to: 403-533-2243

corner lot. Built in 2000. Shows like new. 3 bed and 2 full bath.Vaulted ceilings. Lots of built ins. Open concept. One block to school.

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14 Acre parcel, 1/2 hour east of Strathmore along trees and irrigation ditch. Power and gas closeby. Great place to build.

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2002 Ford Focus, light brown (4 door). Mint Condition, no rust, a/c, power loaded, clean and well maintained. Asking $2300, call 403-934-9835. WRECKING AUTO-TRUCKS. Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports. We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff. Trucks up to 3 tons. North-East Recyclers 780875-0270 (Lloydminster).

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WANTED. Hannas Seeds seeking distributors for forage, turf, native and reclamation seed. Good commissions. Contact Dave at 1-800-661-1529 or dave@ hannasseeds.com. 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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3 bdrm house on treed acreage near Carseland - dbl. garage, highway access. $1,000/mth + utilities. Security deposit/references. N/S & mature adults only. Available March 15th Call 403-934-2467. For rent to single person. 1 bedroom plus 1 den, 1 bathroom, kitchen, living room, and laundry. Furnished (optional), laminate and tile flooring, clean, close to golf course, newer and nice area. No parties, pets, or smoking. $1000 rent and s/d. Includes utilities. References required. 403 6413953.

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CHINOOK III. 1 bdrm $800/ mth or 2 bdrm for $900/mo +DD required. Heat & water included. No pets. Call Keli 403-324-2944. BeautiFul Basement Suite Available Imm., Full Wash/Dryer, Furnished, Kitchen Appliances. Separate Entrance and Alarm System. Good Neighbourhood in Chestermere. N/S, N/P, $1,050.00/Mo. Utilities incl. Call 403-934-9835. Ask for Michael or Dawn.

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• Bungalow on 2 lots • 861 sq.ft. • 2+2 bdrms, 1 ½ baths • 20’x20’ garage/shop

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LAMBERT VILLAGE CONDO - $139,900 • 1 bdrm suite • Oak kitchen • Quick possession! • In suite laundry

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CANAL - $389,000 REDUCED • Custom built 1431 sq.ft.
home • Large canal lot with mature trees • 3+1 bdrms, 3 full baths • Fully finished walk-up basement

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• Custom built bungalow in Rockyford • 1679 sq.ft. • 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths • Double detached garage

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GLEAMING NEW STAINLESS APPLIANCES AND HARDWOOD CEDAR LINED HOT TUB BETWEEN BDRMS OVER 2500 SQ. FT MAIN. PRICED AT $539,900.

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1500 sq ft Full Walkout Great location Great builder! $479,900

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31.6 ACRES $549,900

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$525,000

40 ACRES

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1.7 ACRES

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Gorgeous Triple E 220 sq. ft. Addition Gated Community
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SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION FABULOUS 1400 SQ FT HOME 2 FRPL, 3 BDRMS DOUBLE GARAGE

SW OF STRATHMORE 3.4 ACRES $629,900
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46.56 ACRES
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MLS C3581916

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BEAUTIFUL LOT IN THE COMMUNITY OF SPEARGRASS $124,000 Nestled Along Banks of The Bow, Beautiful Views, Backs 8th Green, Trees, Allows For Walkout!
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$369,900
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PRICE REDUCED

Adult Living Condo $259,900
2 Bed + Den, 2 Bath Beautifully Reno'd Enjoy Low Stress Living!

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MLS C3588262

MLS C3589472

SOLD

IMMACULATE HOME! $249,900

Four bedrooms in total, 2 baths. You will love this great home with bright windows throughout, beautiful hardwood, good sized kitchen with newer maple cabinets, lots of room for storage and a huge back yard and deck to enjoy the outdoors! There is plenty of room to build a garage.

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• Huge Lot on Golf Course • 4 Bedroom/Bonus Room/Walk-Up • Heated Garage...Outdoor Stone Fireplace...

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OWNER NEEDED $70,000
Close to Downtown Immediate Possession
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MLS C3581941

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SOLD SOLD

$317,500

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Heated Double Garage, RV Parking, NS Fully Developed CONGRATULATIO 4 Bedroom, Quick Possession

Peaceful Country Living $199,000
9 acres SE of Hussar Newer 1152 Sq.Ft. Home Cisterns For Water Supply Full, Unfinished Basement ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS! 30 ACRES FOR $789,900

ADULT LIVING THE COURTYARD
2 Bedroom with Central Air Underground Heated Parking Den, Pantry, Upgraded Appliances

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Backing onto POND/GREENSPACE/CANAL!!!!Quiet CUL-DESAC!! Open concept 3 BDRM Fully Developed WALKOUT!! HEATED garage!!! BRANDNEW CARPET/LINO!!! Call Tracy Larsen (403)901-9143 for your private viewing!!!

MLS C3549056

LIVE ON THE LINKS

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with NS upgrades TIOmany CONGRATULA Walk-Out Basement Bonus Room with Fireplace

Gorgeous 2 Story

MLS C3581969

SOLD

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1532sqft Bungalow with Attached 1200sqft Office/ Gym, Triple Garage, Barn, Heated Shop Outdoor Sand Riding Arena, Dugout, Veg Garden, Fenced, Close to Golf Course and Bow River

MLS C3567030

Horse Set Up on 80 Acres Prime Location off #9 Highway Huge Home, Barns, Arena, Paddocks

INVERLAKE ROAD OPPORTUNITY $1,400,000

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Lots of Potential Renovate to Keep for Yourself Keep as a Rental!

BUNGALOW ON CORNER LOT $89,900

Tamara Desjardins 403 874-6486

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FULLY DEVELOPED, CURRENTLY REMODELLED, OVERSIZED GARAGE 24X24 $317,500!

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MLS C3582153

BRAND NEW CONDOS WITH IN FLOOR HEAT GRANITE COUNTER TOPS AND 6 APPLIANCES!
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• 1800 sq.ft. 4 level split • 3 bdrms, 2 ½ baths • 3rd level walkout • A/C and Underground Sprinklers

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$134,900
Clean and affordable 2 bedroom home in Brentwood 6 good appliances deck, fenced yard, near schools

Ryan Kautz 403 875-1170

MLS C3588374

MLS C3595443

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Foreclosure Modular, garage and Quonset West of Strathmore

$525,000

40 ACRES

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• Custom built bungalow in Rockyford • 1679 sq.ft. • 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths • Double detached garage

IMMACULATE BUNGALOW $249,000

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MLS C3596171

1.5 story home on large corner lot. Single garage Some recent renovations New furnace, hot water tank. Fully developed basement. Four bedrooms, two baths
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097

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SOLD

DIAMOND SHORE $379,000

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SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION FABULOUS 1400 SQ FT HOME 2 FRPL, 3 BDRMS DOUBLE GARAGE

MODERN & UPGRADED $240,000 • 1088 sq.ft. condo •2 bedrms, 2 full baths •1088 sq.ft •Underground parking

Shauna Kenworthy 403 803-4605

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MLS C3591425

TOTALLY UP GRADED CONDO, FULLY FINISHED WITH DOUBLE GARAGE $319,900!

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MARKET IS ACTIVE I HAVE BUYERS LOCAL LISTINGS NEEDED
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AMAZING FULLY FINISHED
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SOLD

FABULOUS COURTYARD
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Tracy Larsen 403 901-9143

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Gorgeous 1600 sq ft Bung 32x48 Heated Shop Double Att Garage

31.6 ACRES $549,900

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GLEAMING NEW STAINLESS APPLIANCES AND HARDWOOD CEDAR LINED HOT TUB BETWEEN BDRMS OVER 2500 SQ. FT MAIN. PRICED AT $539,900.

SW OF STRATHMORE 3.84 ACRES

CALL LORNA

46.56 ACRES
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