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JANUARY 1, 2016

Locally Owned & Operated

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STRATHMORE

VOLUME 8 ISSUE 1

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With rising numbers of rural Albertan seniors waiting for placement in a senior care facility, Meadowlark
Senior Care Homes biggest concern should be running
out of beds to house these individuals. However, the private nine-bed facility which specializes in dealing with
dementia and which is not contracted through Alberta
Health Services (AHS), fails to appear on the governmentapproved government-contracted list of choices raising
frustrations among families who said they felt pressured
into an ultimatum and leaving the care home struggling.
Meadowlark Senior Care Home operates under the
Supportive Living Accommodation Licensing Act and
Standard, and receives regular visits from AHS home care
publicly funded personal and health care services for
clients of all ages. Nonetheless, Debbie Wakelam who
established the care home 15 years ago and later moved
it to Strathmore, has seen an increase of frustrated families knocking on her door with complaints of having received misinformation from the government.
The bottom line is, its supposed to be about the seniors, said Wakelam. Im not presented as an option.
Other operators in other cities and areas, theyre opening more. I cant even keep this one full. Its not for lack
of advertising. Its not my reputation. Its strictly every
client is a homecare client and they must pass through
that office.
According to Wakelam AHS told her that despite providing good care, Meadowlark was not staffed to provide
a higher level care including licensed practical nursing
care on site or the employment of a registered nurse,
which Wakelam said never posed a problem previously.
She added the residents at Meadowlark are usually AHS
Home Care patients and therefore receive nursing support along with 24 hours on-call nursing services. Since
most of the seniors at the facility deal with dementia, the
care home is baffled as to why AHS is suddenly adamant
about such mandatory services when the residents for
the most part remain physically independent. The facility
also has their staff on site 24 hours a day.
Meadowlark is licensed by the Government of Alberta
as a privately-operated personal care home and is not a
designated publicly-funded continuing care facility, said
Bruce Conway, southern regional senior media advisor
for Alberta Health Services.
Meadowlark provides personal care support to clients.
While a physician does make regular on-site visits, Meadowlark does not have licensed practical nursing care on
site, nor does it employ any registered nurses. This limits Meadowlarks ability to accept all levels of care. Alberta Health Services is in discussion with the operator
of meadowlark to address any concerns they may have.
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Merry Christmas!
Five-month-old Harlyn (l) and two-year-old sister Lennyn Sohn shared with Santa
what they wanted for Christmas this year during the Celebration of Lights event at
the Strathmore and District Agricultural grounds on Dec. 24. See more coverage of
the event on Page 3.
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Santa posed with numerous kids
on Dec. 24, which was hosted by
the Celebration of Lights at the
Strathmore and District Agricultural grounds. The Celebration of
Lights is gearing up for their next
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The town office will be closed for


The Holidays starting on December
24th, 2015 at noon and re-opening on
January 4th, 2016 at 8:30am.

TOWN UTILITY BILLS


November 2015 bills have a due date of Dec 28, 2015 and
although the town office is closed residents can still make
payments online, at their bank or through Virtual Town Hall.
We will also be mailing Route B Utility Bills for December 2015
on Dec 24/15 regular due date Jan 25, 2016
Routes: Lakewood Mews, Hillview, Strathaven, Brentwood,
Maplewood, Cambridge Glen, Edgefield, Glenwood, Orchard Park
and the garbage route for the annexed lands.

The next regular


Council Meeting
will be
January 13 & 27,
2016

NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT PERMITS


The following application(s) for development have been
approved by the Town of Strathmore, subject to the right of
appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board:
Application: 15D-269
Civic Address: 602 Westmount Road (pending re-addressing
from 1005D Westmount Drive)
Legal Description: Lot 5, Block 19, Plan 101 1032
Development:
The Town of Strathmore has conditionally approved a
Development Permit for retail commercial uses, eating and
drinking establishment and office uses at 602 Westmount Road
(Lot 5 Block 19 Plan 1011032). Land Use Bylaw 14-11 requires
the Development Authority to publish notice of the Development
Permit for the following reasons:

SNOW REMOVAL FROM SIDEWALKS


COMMUNITY STANDARDS BYLAW
#13-05
(1) The owner or occupant of a private parcel of land adjacent
to a Sidewalk or Pathway that runs in front of the property or
along the side of the property where:
(a) Such Sidewalk or Pathway runs parallel to and directly
adjacent to a Street, or
(b) Such sidewalk or Pathway runs parallel to and adjacent to a
Street, where the Pathway or Sidewalk and Street are separated
only by a grassed or otherwise covered boulevard; Shall remove
ice and snow from that portion of the Sidewalk or Pathway
adjacent to the parcel so that the Sidewalk or Pathway is cleared
to the bare surface, within 48 hours after the ice and or snow has
been deposited.
(2) Where the owner or occupant of a parcel of land has not
complied with Part V Subsection (1), The Town may remove
the ice and snow, and the owner of the parcel is liable for such
removal costs.
(3) Where the owner or occupant fails to pay the expenses and
costs of removal referred to in Part V Subsection (2), such costs
may be added to the tax roll of the parcel.

COUNCIL MEETING CALENDAR


JANUARY 2016-DECEMBER 2016

1. The Eating and Drinking Establishment, Major is a


Discretionary Use under Bylaw 14-11;
2. A slight relaxation
for the front yard (along Westmount Road)
TOWN OF STRATHMORE
was granted. NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT PERMITS
The following application(s) for development have been approved by the Town of Strathmore, subject to
A copy of the documents for the proposed development may be
the right of appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board:

inspected by the public during regular office hours, 8:30 am to

Application: 4:30 pm, Monday


15D-269 to Friday at the Town Office (680 Westchester
Civic Address:
602 Westmount Road (pending re-addressing from 1005D Westmount Drive)
Road,
Strathmore
T1P 101
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19, Plan
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proposed discretionary use and relaxation.

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CAUTIOUS AND STAY OFF ALL WATER BODIES!
must be made in writing, accompanied
by the fee of $100.00 and addressed to the Secretary of the
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The Town of Strathmore has conditionally approved a Development Permit for retail commercial uses,
eating and drinking establishment and office uses at 602 Westmount Road (Lot 5 Block 19 Plan 1011032).
NOTICE
OF APPEAL
PROCEDURE
Land Use Bylaw
14-11 requires
the Development
Authority to publish notice of the Development Permit for
the following reasons:

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Fallen heroes remembered


MIRIAM OSTERMANN
Times Associate Editor

After a decade of inactivity for the Memorial
Print project in conjunction with the Strathmore
Legion, the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation
is gathering speed in finding sponsorships within
the community to honour the remaining 20 fallen
soldiers mentioned on the Strathmore Cenotaph.
Strathmores Royal Canadian Legion Branch No.
10 recently acquired their latest plaque, a 23 inch
by 19 inch oak-framed memorial, and is in the
process of obtaining three more. The project was
kick-started in 2003 with 25 prints, followed by
three prints in 2005, and then the recent addition
in 2015. Local businesses in the community have
already stepped up to sponsor a print, such as
PJs Appliances and Strathmore Motor Products,
and even the town has received a request for a
$2,500 platinum sponsorship.
These are for anyone who was killed in action in any kind of conflict right up to including
Afghanistan, said Jenny Schumann, president of
the Strathmore Legion.
The [foundation] wants to see all the people on
cenotaphs to have their pictures done like these
ones, and display it throughout the town so that
people know these guys did not die in vain. You
cant compare what happened then to whats happening now, but you cant forget it.
Schumann said the plaques are displayed
throughout the Town of Strathmore and Wheatland County. While 28 soldiers mentioned on
the cenotaph have already received their plaque,
Schumann said the goal is to find enough sponsors to recognize all 48 names. By doing so, she

hopes the awareness around town will attract


the attention of the younger generation, who she
feels are becoming less involved.
Were getting less and less kids involved in the
poppy and poster contest, she said. It seems to
me that its being more and more forgotten. You
hear it at Remembrance Day, and thats only one
day a year. Maybe if you walked by it and theres a
couple pictures here and there in different places,
like the library, arena, fire department, more local
places where people frequent, theyll see it more
and maybe itll stick in their head a little more.
While the emphasis is placed on the cenotaph,
many of the fallen soldiers who have already received plaques received recognition because of
information provided by family members and
friends. In a letter to the Town of Strathmore, the
Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation acknowledge
their collaboration with the Strathmore branch
to research, track down photos, and information
about the individuals.
Every one is separate and theyre beautiful,
said Councillor Denise Peterson. It has biographical data on it and theyre very attractive and very
well done. Every year when we would do the Remembrance Day ceremonies, you wanted to make
it as real and meaningful for young people as you
possibly could, when I looked at those pictures I
couldnt believe how meaningful they would be
to youth and to everyone.
According to Schumann, she will present the
recently acquired plaque to council in January
along with more information. The foundation is
expecting to unveil the memorials at the Legion
during a veterans appreciation luncheon in February.

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PAT FULE
Fule for Thought
Life doesnt always give people a Hallmark Christmas.
Sometimes, tragedies happen. At the same time we celebrate Christs birth, we sometimes also have to lose people.
We have lost three people this Christmas season: two family friends, and my much loved uncle. Luckily, my family got
to visit with Uncle Poldi one last time before Christmas. Two
days before his death, he told my aunt to go downstairs and
bring beer for Pat.
She actually had to pretend to leave, and when she returned, he whispered for her to get more! Now before you
start thinking I drink a ton of beer, he was still trying to be
a good host, even in his hospital room! On his last evening,
he was weakened by cancer, and barely able to respond,
but I tried my hardest to make him smile. Talking out loud
about his fishing trips with my dad, did bring a slight smile
to appear, and I could see him relax, too. Later that night,
the truth we had to face: my uncle had passed away.
It has been a strange time for us all. A funeral has to occur so fast, its almost like having a major function, like a
wedding, come together in only a few days! Life also doesnt
stop, and even though we lost three people, Christmas planning and final shopping, still had to occur. I was privileged
to deliver the eulogy for my uncle, and although difficult,
his story and that of my aunt, needed to be told. His funeral
was on Dec. 23, and the irony of such a sad day just before a happy celebration was on my mind. The funeral also
brought relatives and friends together again, and my own
family pulled together so well!
There was another great sadness in store for me, and it
was to come on a social outing with my cousin and her
husband. We were reminiscing about childhood in Canmore,
where they lived across the street. We talked of how her old
dog loved hanging around with our dog and my friends adventures. I mentioned that it was terrible that our dog Rusty
disappeared when I was 15. I said my friends and I searched
for days on bikes to try and find him to no avail.
You dont know, do you? she asked.
When I replied no, she hesitated, as if she didnt want to
continue. After some reassurances that I could handle it, she
hit me with a bombshell.
Your dad put him down, thats what he told my par-

ents. He got complaints from neighbours about barking, and


Rusty jumping the fence to roam, so he put him down.
I felt a mix of rage, sickness, and sadness!
How could my dad have done this? We had Rusty since he
was a pup, and hed only been five when he disappeared!
I loved that dog so much, even though I always knew my
brother was his favorite! How could Dad have killed my own
dog? Dont get me wrong, I mean killed an old Hungarian
guy like my dad wouldnt have gotten a vet, and Canmore
didnt even have one in 1975!
So many thoughts ran through my head: why did he think
killing the dog I loved, was the only answer? Why didnt he
tell us about the neighbours, and see if we could keep Rusty
in the yard more? Did Rusty get scared before he died did
someone just take him in the woods and shoot him? Why
did he let my friends and I search for days when he was
the one responsible? Why, in the next 22 years, did he not
confess isnt that what we Catholics are supposed to do?
I know this happened 40 years ago, but the true story
is brand new to me now! The dad I believed in, has let me
down terribly. With his death in 1997, I cant even get his
answer, or tell him how I feel!
Just before my uncles funeral, I had planned to transfer
an old vinyl Polka record to my iTunes library, to reminisce
about my old family days. I dont want to anymore. I think
I need to be mad, and sad, for a while. The mystery of my
lost dog is solved, but has led me to another question. If my
dad was able to do this terrible act, what else about him,
wont I ever know?
Instead of a Merry Christmas, its been a melancholy
one. Theres a line from a Christian hymn called Holy Holy
Holy that states God and sinners reconcile.
Im not ready to reconcile with my dads memory right
now. Besides mourning the people weve lost, Im also mad
at that memory, and I mourn for a little border collie, and a
15-year-old boy who lost his best friend.
Lastly, I mourn for something thats now lost between my
dad and me.
(Fule for Thought is a slice of life humourous column
that appears in the Strathmore Times, written by long-time
resident, town councillor, high school teacher, coach, husband and father of two Pat Fule. If you would like to get
in touch with Pat, you can send him an e-mail at Pat.fule@
shaw.ca)

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New truck for fire department


MIRIAM OSTERMANN
Times Associate Editor

Due to the significance for the Strathmore Fire Department
to meet the fire and rescue needs within the community, town
council agreed to spend nearly $40,000 on a replacement vehicle for a truck that was damaged and deemed unrepairable
after a rescue mission three months ago.
The departments 2007 Chevy Silverado 4x4 three-quarter-

Strathmore Legion Branch #10

NEWS

By Irene Knappe, Secretary / PR / Membership


This time of year is always a joyous and busy one for most of us. But we
must not forget about those who are much less fortunate. Its also a bad
time in our economy, both provincially and federally. A lot of us have lost
our jobs and are wondering what to do. I have always firmly believed that
NO-ONE deserves to be alone at Christmas and hope that you do too. If you
know of someone who will be alone, why not put out an invitation for Christmas dinner? Its never too late to add a plate! Something Ive learned: no
matter how bad you have it, there is someone who is worse off! And please
go by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!

ton truck aided in a rescue operation at Eagle Lake


on Oct. 11, where it sustained significant water
damage.
The vehicle, which was used for towing a trailer and rescue boat, was written off and sold to
the towns insurance company for a settlement of
$11,000.
The truck had some damage to it and yes the
mechanic checked it over very closely and then
the insurance company came and they looked at
it and thats when they wrote it off, said Dwight
Stanford, chief administrative officer for the Town
of Strathmore.
The issue was first brought before council on
Dec. 2, where council moved to postpone the matter until the Dec. 16 meeting and directed administration to bring forth more information. Strathmore Fire Department Fire Chief Muir Furzer
approached council two weeks ago to provide further details.
This truck would probably be the backbone of
the fire department, said Furzer.

My father, who left us in July, told me a story I loved listening to him tell. It
was about one Christmas during World War II. There was no Christmas tree.
Indeed, there are no Christmas trees in the tropics. So, my dad and some
of the others got together and from the tropical trees made their Christmas
tree. No decorations. An idea came to mind that if all the men who smoked
kept the silver wrap that was around the cigarettes and made ornaments
out of them to hang in the tree, they would indeed have glittering ornaments! Well, it worked and they had a beautiful, decorated, Christmas tree
for Christmas.

Debbie Wakelam (l) owner of Meadowlark Senior Care Homes, is frustrated


that some of her clients, and seniors
in the surrounding areas, were not
made aware of the private-care facility
in Strathmore as an option of assisted
living accommodation.

Well, I hope everyone who has read this Legion News article throughout the
year has a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS with all your friends and loved-ones,
and perhaps a cold and hungry stranger or two.

LEST WE FORGET / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM


For further information, please call the Legion at 403.934.5119

Thought for
the Week
~
Every hour
you spend on
something
unimportant is
one hour that
you cant spend
on something
important

Its a truck that is used for everything, from


moving equipment around, transporting fire fighters to courses, for day-to-day inspections, fire safety inspections, and its also used for after hours
when I need to respond to fire calls. This is the
main utility vehicle for the fire department.
The three-quarter-ton pick-up truck replaced a
one-ton pick-up truck specifically used for rescue
and utility operations in 2009. Since then, the vehicle was used for a number of purposes, transforming the truck from a single-use vehicle to a
multipurpose response vehicle.
For the past six years the department relied on
the vehicle for towing, equipment recovery, transportation, and for off-road.
Councillors did inquire about the mechanical inspection, the settlement, and the increase in usage
once two permanent full-time staff are added to
the department in the future.
Council approved the purchase of a replacement
three-quarter-ton pick-up truck that would not exceed $39,500 plus GST, on Dec. 16.

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Senior care option dismissed


by government
Continued from Page 1
The care home recently took on their sixth
resident, a former Gleichen community member,
whose family asked to remain anonymous, after
she became incapable of living on her own. Unable to do her own laundry, remember how to
work the microwave, and helpless in finding a solution or contacting someone when her furnace
broke down during the winter, her niece was given
two options when her aunt was put on an emergency list. She was told her aunt could end up
in Strathmores Sagewood Seniors Community, or
Eaton Senior Communities in Calgary. While the
distance to Calgary was too far, she was given a
third option of trying to get her aunt into Walden
Heights Seniors Community until a bed became
available at Sagewood in Strathmore unaware
that Walden was also a facility located in Calgary.
When she asked about other options, she was told
there were no other options, and failure to accept
to move her aunt into Walden Heights would result
in her aunt being taken off the emergency list.
My gut was saying to me, this is wrong, this may
be a new building but this atmosphere will kill
her, and theyre asking me to put my aunt physically and psychologically at risk by putting her in
there; my only choice, said the niece, who lives in
Strathmore, and later found an ad for Meadowlark
on social media.
It frustrates me. Its not fair to my aunt, its not
fair to families, because other families are dealing
with similar situations, and why are we not being
presented with this information. Its wrong in my
opinion. Nobody even mentioned [it].
Unfortunately other Strathmore and Wheatland
County families have encountered similar experiences, feeling pressured into choosing a public
government-contracted facility.
Residents moving into a supportive living lifestyle will pay close to $2,000 monthly for either a
public or private facility. The government allocates
up to $5,000 per individuals directly to the contracted facility to cover for care. A private facility

such as Meadowlark is required to charge an additional $2,000 for those services.. However, residents can apply through the government for the
Home Care Self Manage program to cover those
cost. But Wakelam has heard through members in
the community that such an opportunity was either not mentioned, or residents were told chances
of receiving it were slim.
Its our right, freedom of choice, Wakelam said.
These are seniors. Theyre in panic and theyre in
crisis and theyre told this is how it is; do it. Its
such an emotional time for them and stressful, and
for an individual senior who has dementia, theyre
not capable of sticking up for themselves. Thats
the sad part. Theyre almost picking on the most
defenseless population that we have. The families
go to health services for information because that
should be the person that provides clear easy to
understand direction and the best choices.
While Wakelam asked to go on contract with AHS
several times in the past, she was told the need
in Strathmore and surrounding areas was already
met through their contract with Sagewood Seniors
Community. Glenda Boc, director of care at Sagewood, which employs a 24-hour licensed practical
nurse as well as registered nurses throughout the
day and after hours, agreed there is a need within
Strathmore to provide more beds.
Our beds are all funded through AHS so they
manage the waitlist and because were a smaller
site than Seaton or Walden, theyll go there first
and as soon as their name comes up on the waitlist
then they get transferred back, Boc said.
Were always full. What were seeing is theyre
managing them at home longer just because of
the lack of beds. So by the time we get them into
care, their care needs are usually quite high. Which
means the families are struggling at home. Beds
never sit empty here.
Alberta Health Services said they are in contact
with Wakelam regarding her concerns. Yet without
a contract Meadowlark remains off the list of options and may be faced with closing its doors in
the future.

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A look back: Fildebrandt on 2015

Shards of Inspiration

Rosebud School of the Arts first-year students organized a gallery of their


drawing, painting and photography, and a film screening, in the Rosebud
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as a kaleidoscope, each artist reflecting a different vision and art style, and
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MIRIAM OSTERMANN
Times Associate Editor

Last years out-of-the-blue
manoeuvre when nine Wildrose party members crossed
the floor to the Progressive
Conservatives and irrefutably
cost the party its hold in Alberta fuelled a number of
circumstances in 2015 that
consequently
transformed
MLA Derek Fildebrandts life.
The former Canadian Taxpayers Federation Alberta director channelled his feelings
of anger and betrayal into a
vigorous election campaign
while restoring trust and increasing memberships within
the party.
As a result, the 30-year-old
politician won 52.6 per cent
of the vote to become Strathmore-Brooks new Member
of the Legislative Assembly
during the provincial election
on May 5 launching Fildebrandt into what he referred to
as a tumultuous yet refreshing year and signifying one
of his most memorable moments of 2015.
Its been a pretty wild year
that began with the floor
crossing event of last year,
that really sort of turned
my world upside down and
forced me to do something
about it and set in motion a
path that would lead me to
become the MLA of Strathmore Brooks, Fildebrandt
said. Election night was absolutely shocking. That said, I
dont think I fully understood
the magnitude of what had

happened on election night.


For me I was just so happy
that we had finally changed
a government that even if a
new government was diametrically opposed to what I
stand for, they would at least
govern democratically and
accountably.
I think I was overly optimistic about that with the
new government as they
seem to have fallen into many
of the worst habits of the old
government very quickly.
With the fall of a 44-yearold Progressive Conservative reign and the rise of the
New Democratic Party with a
majority, the Wildrose Party
became the official opposition. Since then, Fildebrandt
remained occupied. From
ambitious plans to become
the MLA with the most townhall meetings, to advocating
for the Strathmore Hospital
in the legislature, to debating the budget, to hosting
the largest town-hall meeting against Bill 6 in Bassano,
Fildebrandt experienced a
whirlwind year.
When not in session at the
Legislature, which required
early mornings from 5 a.m.
until well after midnight,
the Strathmore-Brooks MLA
spent his time in the riding,
meeting with constituents
and local stakeholders, touring the province, and rebuilding the Wildrose Party.
Ive had an enjoyable,
however frustrating, time debating taxes, spending, and
budget in the legislature that

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sometimes feels like Im banging my


head against the wall, he said. Its very
tiring and it takes a toll on family, that
perhaps I didnt fully appreciate before
I ran. Because I had been around politics and been engaged in it on the margins for quite some time, I think I had
a better appreciation than many, but it
did turn out to be more difficult on your
health and your family than I think I
first imagined it to be.
I dont have any regrets about doing
it. Its an absolute honour to serve the
people of Strathmore-Brooks, and to
fight for things I truly believe in.
Looking forward, Fildebrandt said the
emphasis remains not only on holding
the government accountable over the
next three years, but focusing on what
is required to replace the government
at the appropriate time. While he said
the next steps would include inviting all
fiscal conservatives to form a coalition
across Alberta to replace the NDP in
2019, he assured it would not result in
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REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS

~ Ed and Donna Thiessen

JOHN GODSMAN
Times Contributor
Ed Thiessens ancestors
were Mennonites, originating in Northern Holland and
Germany, before settling in
Russia in the 1700s, when
Catherine the Great invited
the Mennonites
to settle in her
land. The Mennonites were recognized as excellent farmers, and
the Russian Tsarina(Queen)
needed people to settle and
farm on land seized from the
Turkish Army.
Moving forward, we find
Eds grandparents and family including Eds Dad, Jake,
with five brothers and one
sister moving to Southern Alberta in 1925. Jake was born
in 1910, so he would have
been 15 years of age when
the family arrived in Aldersyde, near High River. For the
next six years they lived and
worked as farm labourers in
Aldersyde and Youngstown.
In 1931, they started farming
near Namaka, and in 1941,
Jake and his brothers bought
land which included the Bow
River valley section where Ed
and Donna now live. One of
the stories told to Ed about
his grandfather was that
when he arrived in Canada,
he bought a large quantity
of oatmeal and Rogers Golden Syrup, so that his family
wouldnt starve!
Eds mother Mary (Manja)
was born in 1911 in what is
now the Ukraine, the daughter of Martin George Wingerter and his wife. George and
a brother operated a large
farm, but George was mistakenly shot to death by the
Red Army, who were looking
for another family member!
In 1929, the family started on
the long journey to Canada,
first moving to Germany, then
England, from there by boat
to Halifax where they arrived
in 1930, then to Winnipeg,
and finally to Namaka.
Mary and Jake met in Namaka and were married in
1940, which produced
three children including Ed
who was born on Dec. 1, 1941
during a dust storm. He was
born on the farm, served by
a gravel road, located on the
south side, and three miles
east of the current intersection of Hwy 817/901. Ed attended the one room Namaka
Farms School, before moving
to Carseland School where
he graduated at age 16 and
moved to the University of
Manitoba; where he earned a
Mechanical Engineering Degree and joined Schlumberger Ltd who sent him to their
Dawson Creek location.
Donnas family originated
from a Welsh/English background, where her greatgrandfather James Ellis was
a railway engineer. He emigrated to Mount Forest, Ont.
in the early 1800s, and married Elizabeth Lovelock. Her

grandfather Walter Ellis was


born here, and married Myrtle Small, which produced
two children including Donnas father - Arthur Ellis born
in 1910. When he was five
years old, the family moved
to Wadena, Sask. where three
brothers and a sister were
born.
Following graduation
from school, he
became a pharmacist. Donnas
mother, Sophie,
was born in 1912 in Czechoslovakia, and moved with
the family to Margo, Sask.
in 1927. Arthur and Sophie
met, and were married in
Saskatoon in 1937, the day
after he graduated from the
University of Saskatchewan
as a pharmacist. They had
a son born in Wadena and
over the next 17 years lived
in places like Salvador, Sask.,
where a daughter was born,
Port Arthur, Ont. (now Thunder Bay), and Toronto, where
Donna was born in 1942. The
following year they moved to
Vancouver, where her father
continued to work as a pharmacist.
Donna attended school in
Vancouver and area, but in
1954 following a visit to Dawson Creek, her father moved
the entire family, pharmacy
and store, to Dawson Creek.
Donna graduated here, then
joined Finning Tractor, where
she was working when she
met Ed, and they were married in 1966. They spent a
short time in Brooks before
returning to Dawson Creek,
then in the spring of 1967
they moved to the home farm
at Namaka, where Ed started
farming with his father Jake.
This was a new experience
for Donna, who was really a
city girl! Back in those days
(1967) they fed 87 head of
cattle by hand, and milked 10
cows by hand, and there was
a small cow/calf operation
and grain farm.
Ed and Donna had five
children, Stuart (Leta), Douglas (Lisa), Andrea (Darcy),
Bryan and Amy. The hardest
thing they ever went through
was the loss of their daughter
Andrea to cancer, at age 31.
They also have 10 grandchildren. Ed still goes off to his
office at 6.30 a.m., working
many hours a day at the farm,
or on the phone line, or on
his computer.
He has been a member of
the Alberta Cattle Commission, Alberta Cattle Feeders
Association, and VIDO (Veterinary Infectious Disease
Organization). Donna is an
active member of the Anglican Church, belonged to the
Namaka Friendship Club, and
has been a volunteer with
the Youth Justice Committee
and Victim Services, and has
many hobbies when she has
time for them.
The biggest change they
have seen are the bigger
farms, and rural areas becoming semi-urban.

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Wheatland County Year in Review


JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

It has been a busy year for Wheatland
County, and one that Reeve Glenn Koester considered to be a progressive 12
months because of the direction that big
projects were going in.
It was a good year, said Koester.
We had our paving done, we had our
roads built. Everything seems to be going along. We got a couple little things,
I thought would go faster, but its when
youre dealing with approval agencies, I
guess it takes times.
The projects that he thought would
move along quicker are the Rosebud
Sanitary Sewer (Symbiotic Envirotek),
and for Wheatland Utilities and the
Lakes of Muirfield to come to an agreement on their sanitary sewer issue.
Im thinking well get something

in the ground this upcoming year, (it)


would be nice for all those residents
thats for sure. said Koester.
It would be a big relief, especially if
youre the rate payers that are affected
by those two systems. Its a money thing
too. Hopefully their costs can come
down and everybody can get on with
their lives.
Koester noted that supporting the
Rosebud Symbiotic Envirotek project
was something that is new to Wheatland
County and according to him is falling
into place.
On one foot council is willing to try
some new technologies, but on the other theyre trying to protect the ratepayers too and make sure its going to fulfill
what its set out to fulfill, said Koester.
Other notable projects included the
Hammer Hill road being paved, a Fire
Recognition Program was established

in 2015 for all fire associations in the


county, Roesbud now has a sump dump
for RVs, and the rejuvenation of the Gleichen, Carseland and Evantide cemeteries, while work has begun on Rosebuds.
Looking ahead into 2016, Koester
hopes to have more changes in land use
bylaws and a faster process to complete
them, while hopefully seeing more development on the Carseland sanitary
sewage system.
I dont know what the developer is
going to come up with but the ball is
just sitting there bouncing in the middle
of the court because they dont know
which way to go, said Koester.
Additionally, he is hopeful the twoyear Duck Lake road project will get
paved, which Koester thinks will benefit the people in the eastern area of the
county, but they will have to wait for Alberta Environments decision.

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Sounds of the holidays


Local violinist Timothy Steeves and Canadian award-winning pianist Jani Parsons
played Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 1 in G
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Debates continue over Strathmore hospital


MIRIAM OSTERMANN
Times Associate Editor

The perennial problems surrounding the Strathmore Hospital catapulted
back into the forefront at the last town
council meeting, when StrathmoreBrooks MLA Derek Fildebrandt affirmed that efforts for the much-needed
upgrades remain ongoing.
Fildebrandt toured the facility earlier
this year, meeting with the staff and
officials regarding the improvements
needed for the emergency room. Despite raising the issue in the legislature
on multiple occasions, Fildebrandt said
responses have thus far been substandard.
My number one local issue, both
during the campaign and since the campaign, was, and remains, local health
care infrastructure, said Fildebrandt.
In the brief spring sitting of the
legislature we were told on issues
like the Strathmore emergency room to
hold on because the government was
too new in the spring. We did hold on
until fall and now the tone of the legislature is significantly more adversarial.
We havent been able to get quite the
answers that we wanted.
The Strathmore Hospital was constructed in 1985, and since then has
yet to undergo any modifications or
expansion. Deemed as the second busiest rural emergency room in Alberta,
seeing upwards of 30,000 patients each
year, local officials have spent the last
30 years waiting on the governments
empty promises to come to fruition.
Building on frustrations around parking, lack of resources for seniors and
handicapped individuals, and hospital
improvements, a wing which once
housed the long-term care unit and was
originally planned to accommodate a
laboratory, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, and home care while freeing up
space for the emergency room now
continues to remain vacant.
In April 2013, health officials told
the community of Strathmore that
when they moved the long-term care
out that it was not about cutting costs
at all, but a part of a much bigger plan,
said Councillor Denise Peterson. While
we welcome the miniscule additional
diagnostic imaging it was really welcome it is not big and it is nowhere
near to being big.
Since the NDP came into government
earlier this year, town council in collaboration with Fildebrandt held discussions on having NDP Health Minister
Sarah Hoffman visit the community and

tour the facilities. By attracting people


from Calgary with Strathmores shorter
wait times than in the city, some councillors worry the additional stress on
the staff and physicians may become
too much to handle.
Fildebrandt, who is lobbying for three
main health care infrastructure projects
in his constituency, said a letter has already been sent to the minister with an
invitation to tour the facilities.
I know in the last correspondence
that weve observed there was an effort on (Derek Fildebrandts) part to get
the minister into Strathmore to have a
look, and of course thats something
weve been trying since the new government was formed, said Councillor
Bob Sobol.
Weve tried a couple of times, and I
appreciate shes got everybody wanting
her attention right now, I dont mean
any disrespect to her. I think its important that she visits the community.
Along with the hospital infrastruc-

ture concerns, Fildebrandt was adamant


about tackling the issues of seniors
transportation and the state of seniors
care facilities. For now, however, he
asked the hospital to complete a concrete plan and encouraged councillors
and stakeholders to join him at the legislature in Edmonton to lobby for the
project in the future.
You ask nicely for a while, but sometimes you have to rattle the cage of the
government from time to time to get its
attention, said Fildebrandt.
Sometimes government is a faceless
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father Billie prior to their feature game at the Macs
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JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

The Rocky Mountain Raiders are sitting
atop the Alberta Major Midget Female
Hockey League (AMMFHL) standings
thanks in large part to four local players
Hailey McCallum, Paige Russell, Libby
Wheeler and goaltender Erin Fargey
who have had an impact in different ways
this season.
Were doing good, said McCallum. We
have more hard workers this year, maybe
a bit less skill, but lots of hard workers.
Everybody is together going for the same
motive.
She said the team is faster this year and

Bisons off to strong start at Macs


JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

CFR Bisons vs. Yorkton
Maulers Dec. 26 at Father David Bauer Arena
The CFR Bisons opened
the 38th annual Macs
midget tournament with a
4-1 win over the Yorkton
Maulers on Boxing Day, in
a game where the team allowed very few
chances.
Head coach Sandy Henry thought there
was some uncertainty as to how the team
was going to come out and perform after
a mini holiday break.
We were maybe a little tentative about
the game, big tournament, guys feeling
the nerves a little bit, said Henry. I really
thought we pushed the pace up and
eventually Yorkton wasnt able to maintain that pace we wanted to play at.
Veteran Zach Vinnell said that allowing
the first did not discourage them and for
the Bisons to not give up was key to winning the game.
They came out hot yesterday and got
up a goal on us, but we didnt give up
on that and kept going, said Vinnell. We
came out with the win there and that felt
good.
Gary Haden notched the hat trick, while
Liam Izyk had one goal in the win.
CFR Bisons vs. Ontario Avalanche
Dec. 27 at Max Bell Centre
The CFR Bisons kept up with their winning ways in the early stages of the Macs
midget tournament by beating the California-based Ontario Avalanche 9-1 at the
Max Bell Centre on Dec. 27.
However, head coach Sandy Henry said

his team did not play up to their potential


in this contest.
I thought we fell back to their level,
said Henry. Some bad habits moving the
puck because its easy. It was too easy
today and the message in there today
was we were disappointed with how the
team played and the effort we had. Thats
not going to be acceptable.
He added that it was hard to play
against that sluggish style of hockey,
but to get the win was their goal and
they wanted their goal differential to be as
good it could be.
Weve gave up two
goals in two games and
weve kept them to one
goal, said Henry. Im
happy with that part.
Now we get into the
meat of the round robin
and well see. I said well
find out tomorrow where were at (Monday vs. Lloydminster).
Vinnell said the team had a great start
but thinks the team has to have a better
third period.
I thought it went pretty well, said Vinnell. We worked pretty well as a team at
the start, which put us up on the board. I
thought it went pretty well that way. Were
a much better team than that in the third
period. We didnt play our game. They
dominated us most of that period, theres
more to come from us.
Izyk and Cameron Shorrock had two
goals each, while Vinnell, Haden, Zach
Cox, Jackson Salt, and Quaid McBean
all scored in the win.
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McCallum, being a veteran on the team,
hopes she brings a positive attitude to the
team every day and has set goals for herself going down the stretch in the season.
I want to finish Top 10 in scoring in
the league and get a scholarship, said
McCallum.
Now, after having participated in the
Macs Midget Hockey Tournament in
Calgary, she felt as though the competition was a bit easier because of the team
working closely.
Continued on Page 15

about not capitalizing on their chances


at opportune times as they lost their first
game of the Macs tournament 5-0 to the
Lloydminster Bobcats on Dec. 28.
I think we went head-to-head hard for
40 minutes, said head coach Sandy Henry.
They got a couple of goals and we got
our chances to get our goals and didnt
get them. They inched ahead slowly in the
third. It felt like a little of the energy went
out of the game as a whole, especially
when the fourth one went in.
Henry said he liked their jump out of
the gate, but they had to overcome some
adversity after losing two guys early in the
game.
We had to adjust, (and) guys picked up
the slack, said Henry. We went at them
hard and just kept creeping a step further
behind and werent able to keep that gap
closed. Eventually they got away from us
at the end.
Bisons captain Kyle Gordon thought the
difference in the game was that the Bobcats capitalized on their opportunities and
his team couldnt bury theirs
We had just as many chances as them,
maybe even as good as them and we
didnt put it in and they did, said Gordon.
He added that the problem wasnt that
the Bobcats were giving them a different
look, as he felt they were right with them
for 40 minutes, but said the difference was
that the Bisons let a few pucks get away
from them.
This is probably one
of the best teams in our
league and (we need to)
take what we did wrong
and get ready for tomorrow because we got to
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Pre-tournament preparation
The CFR Bisons hosted a pre-Macs tournament
exhibition game against Belarus U17 on Dec. 22
at the Strathmore Family Centre. The Bisons lost
5-1.
Doug Taylor Photos

over it.
JUSTIN SEWARD
He added that there was no tension
Times Reporter
between him and Goldens coach Jason

Wheatland Kings defensemen Bren- Stephens in the process.
Brennans father and Wheatland
nan Fuoco got promises from his former team, the Golden Rockets of the Kings head coach Emilio Fuoco had
Kootenay International Junior Hockey consistent communication with him
League (KIJHL), that were never kept, throughout the situation and shed some
which led to Brennan asking for a re- light on what Brennan was feeling at
lease from the team, which became an the time as well as the groundwork he
did during the process.
unfortunate situation.
He approached the
To play in the KIJHL the fee
coach and said Im not
is anywhere from $2,500 to
having any fun. I want to
$3,800, with room and board
go back home, I have a
on top of that; comparatively,
job back home and I want
to play for the Wheatland
to finish my career playKings is $700. However, the
ing with my dad in StrathRockets wanted a $1,750 fee
more, said Emilio.
from the Kings for his reWas that a mistake, but
lease.
thats the truth and thats
Brennans frustration bewhat was said.
gan to mount at the beginEmilio then wrote a letning of the season when he
Photo Courtesy of
ter to Goldens owner, Curt
had planned to go back and
Emilio Fuoco
Thorne, stating how applay his final junior season
and work to make money. Golden had preciative he was for everything the
promised to pay his expenses, but he organization had done for Brennans
got injured a couple of weeks into the release and what his intentions were.
He responded fairly quickly, he
season and thats where the playing
said.
time became tough.
He said Im leaving it to Jason (head
Starting to get back and playing was
coach Stephens), thats Jasons responpretty tough, said Brennan.
My coach said I was quitting on sibility and I have full confidence hell
them. It was really more shocking make the right decision for the team.
than anything to hear that from him. said Emilio.
Stephens response to Emilios letI was really frustrated more about that
than anything really that the fact they ter was how disappointed he was that
promised me that I could play there Brennan quit on the team.
Stephens gave his thoughts on Fuoat no cost or anything and they basically turn their backs on me and saying cos situation prior his release.
We understand that he quit our team
they wont release me unless I pay the
and walked away, said Stephens.
money.
We understand that our board of
He considered all his options for his
last year of junior hockey before pursu- directors had given us direction as to
ing educational opportunities next year whats required because of past history
and Strathmore was the place where he with this player with fees and money.
It was shortly after that that Kings
could have fun playing the game again.
He put it all into perspective this year manager Dale Peters took it upon himin that he knew it was his last year of self to phone Stephens and it was then
hockey before he takes off to school that Brennan was granted his release.
We chatted for a bit and he told me
next year, and he considered his options as to where he wanted to have his side of the story and of course when
fun playing the game again this season. you have two sides you always have a
I kind of wanted to enjoy it more difference, said Peters.
We talked about what was going
than get frustrated with the season
to be gained by not releasing him and
weve been having, he said.
For the drive back to Calgary it was keeping him until Jan. 10. I think we
tough to take that they were asking and came to a mutual agreement that nothacting like that. I was just talking to my ing was to be gained and at that point
dad, family and girlfriend and just got he released him.

Last year we werent ranked to be


good enough at the Macs, she said.
Paul said we were ranked to be .500
last year. This year hes like you got to
go in thinking that were going to win
every game and have the confidence in
ourselves. Everybody is going to want
to beat us, we had to get prepared for
every game even if other teams havent
won as much we have.
Third-year Raider Paige Russell said
it feels good to be a leader on the team
and she doesnt mind carrying the
weight on her shoulders if it means
helping the rookies get through nerves
at the Macs tournament.
Its nice to be able to have a motivation to be a leader for the rookies and
show them how to win at the Macs,
said Russell. In my first year I was super anxious then all the nerves were
going just because its your first year
in the Macs, there are a lot of people
there. Last year, my second year, it got
a little better, my nerves settled down
a little bit and I was able play better.
Third year, its pretty similar, all the
nerves are still there but as third year
you learn to push through them and
play your game.
She added that the biggest change
she has seen in her game has been disciplining herself to have a 110 per cent
work ethic.
These teams are good and if you
make mistakes then other teams capitalize on them, said Russell.
Third-year midget and first-year Raider Libby Wheelers Macs experience
has been exciting so far, and she has
been adjusting well from the beginning
of the season until now in certain areas
of her game.
This is my third year playing tripleA, said Wheeler. Its definitely a lot
more competitive this year than it was
last year. But having played a higher
level this year, I definitely have to push
myself. My coach definitely gets on me
about my foot speed. Its something I
have to work really hard on and lots of
passing, lots of heads-up stuff.
She added that she wants to have
successful year and feel good about her
last year of midget.
Goaltender Erin Fargey has played in
nine regular season games and boasts a
2.12 goals against average and a sparking 0.92 save percentage.
Pozzi described Russell as a rugged
power forward who takes the puck to
the net, while putting points on the
board as a go to player.
He thinks McCallum is a great skater
thats a playmaker with good hands
who shoots well.
Wheeler was described as a stay at
home defensemen who plays strong
and looks after her own end.
He added that with the characteristics that those players have, they have
made a great impact so far this season.
You need the veteran presence to
keep the girls flat-lined and keep their
emotions in check because it can get
pretty overwhelming with a lot of
people, said Pozzi. Girls want to take
ownership of the dressing room and
thats their place. For girls a lot of it is
about the dressing room with the social
aspect.
The older girls that have good personalities are good kids and it makes it
easier for me to coach.

THIESSEN,

Bobbi Joanne (nee Kennedy)


October 23, 1970 - December 19, 2015
Survived by daughter Hayley Thiessen, son Joshua
Thiessen. Mother Bette Kennedy (Atilio Pasutto),
father Robert Kennedy. Sisters Shannon Hermanson (Joe Hermanson), Sherry Gaub (Don Fraser).
Nieces and nephew, Joanne Hermanson, Bruce
Hermanson, Tyla Gaub. Aunts Janice Fieger, Lynn
Sturm, Gail Richardson, Dawn Ginther. Uncles
Robert Sturm, Bob Ouellette, many cousins. Predeceased by grandparents Gladys and Bill Sturm,
Alberta and George Kennedy. Aunt Rita Ouellette,
Uncle Peter Sturm. B.J. fought a courageous battle
with M.S. A lover of animals she cared for a great
variety throughout her life time. A real athlete, successfully competing in the Alberta summer games
in discus, shot put and baseball, coming home
with several medals. She loved ringette, playing
for the Heritage Ringers in Calgary for 3 years as
a goalie. During this time the team competed at
the provincial level and won the Air Canada golden
rings, being the best team in Alberta.
B.J had many friends both young and old, always
welcoming and eager to lend a hand. She will be
missed by all who knew her and the special dog
of her heart, Lola. Thank you to the staff at Sagewood Seniors Community for taking care of B.J.
and sharing your love with her. In lieu of flowers
if desired, B.J. has requested donations be made
to the Strathmore Handi Bus and the Recreation
Department at Sagewood. Memorial Tea was held
December 21st.

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In memory of Francis Dutton
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this poem written by his son Shawn

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No one significant, just a single man
I felt the weight of the world, not a good place
Both parents alive, but one in deaths race
It was December you know, Christmas was near
For a season of joy, it was hard to find cheer
They would visit our home, and made heavy
work light
They do what most wouldnt, my fathers cancer
to fight
No matter how gloomy, they would encourage
with hope
They came every day, they helped my mother
to cope
They call themselves care workers, but theyre
from heaven above
For only true angels, can have that kind of love
We made it through Christmas, and New Years Eve
My father then passed, it was his time to leave
The house was so quiet, not even a stir
Our angels moved on, the days ahead were a blur
Called all the family, we were never alone
They came from all over, they came to our home
The funeral was fitting, we paid our respect
I took some time, time to reflect
My dad always said, dont live in the past
And you can never fool, the man in the glass
With those words of wisdom, Ill never forget
Live each day to its fullest, with no regret.

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South Center Mall
Cross Iron Mills
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For Rockyford and Drumheller call: Frances at
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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Community Futures Big Country


is currently seeking a

General Manager
If you are a proven business leader looking to make a difference in our rural
community, can roll up your sleeves to get work done, can relate to a diverse
group of people, can create something new and make it happen, then this job
is for you.
Your specific accountabilities include:
Strategic and tactical plans for achieving the goals of the organization
Financial management with a focus on lending
Regular and ongoing interactions with the Board
Strong relationship builder with stakeholders and staff
Product and program development
Management of operations, financials, and people on a continuous basis
Development and motivation of staff
A degree in a business related field or equivalent experience working with
businesses and communities is required.
Desirable assets would include significant proven experience in the following:
Management
Sales
Economic Development
Marketing
If this describes you, please apply in confidence to:
Community Futures Big Country
a.roppel@cfbigcountry.ca
P.O. Box 610
181 North Railway Ave. East
Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0

Location: Strathmore, AB T1P 1K1

Farm Labour for planting and weeding.

No experience necessary. Must speak English.


Physically demanding, repetitive tasks, combination
of walking, bending, kneeling and standing for long
periods of time. Must be willing to work in all
weather conditions. Wages start at $11.20/hr
Please reply to:
Eagle Lake Turf Farms Ltd.
PO Box 2130, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K1
Email: joanne@eaglelakelandscape.com

TREE TO TREE NURSERIES LTD.


of GLEICHEN, ALBERTA
is seeking GENERAL LABOURERS.
Duties include heavy lifting, planting nursery
stock, equipment operation, weed control.
No qualifications required
as training is provided.
40 hrs/week based on a 6 day work week.
March 29 - November 15, 2016.
$11.20/hour.
Send cover letter and resume to
ted@treetotreenurseries.ca

Strathmore Station
Restaurant & Pub

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for interviews will be
contacted.

has full and part time


positions for:

Application deadline: January 15, 2016

Restaurant /
Pub Servers and
Front Support Staff

DELIVERY DRIVER/SHIPPING
AND RECEIVING CLERK
PART-TIME ON-CALL
Marigold Library System Strathmore, Alberta
Marigold Library System provides progressive public library services for
over 280,000 residents in south central Alberta through 37 member libraries
from Banff to the Saskatchewan border.
Marigold seeks a Part-Time On-Call Delivery Driver/Shipping and Receiving
Clerk to join our collaborative team. The successful candidate will complete
the duties required by both positions:
Delivery Drivers load, deliver and unload library materials to member
libraries.
Shipping and Receiving Clerks sort and distribute library materials
and correspondence for member libraries at Marigold Headquarters in
Strathmore.
The successful individual must be flexible, reliable, possess excellent
communication and customer service skills, and have the ability to deal
with routine lifting and bending. Willingness to drive in all safe weather
conditions is required.
Driver shifts range from 4-10 hours on weekdays (Monday-Friday). Shipping
and Receiving shifts are 4-7 hours per day (Monday-Friday). On occasion,
Driver shifts and Shipping and Receiving shifts may be consecutive to a
maximum of an 8 hour work day.
Additional qualifications include:
High school diploma
Valid class 5 drivers license with clean driving record
Basic computer skills (MS Office, email, Internet)
Ability to provide a current drivers abstract and police background
check (This is not required for an interview. This is required after an offer is
made to hire)
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume along with three
references to:
Laura Taylor, Assistant Director
Marigold Library System
710 2nd Street
Strathmore, AB T1P 1K4
Telephone: 403-934-9334
Email: laura@marigold.ab.ca
Please note that Marigold is closed on December 24 and will reopen on
January 4, 2016. Closing date for this position is Friday, January 8 at 4:30
pm. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Strathmore Station
Restaurant & Pub
is hiring:

Food Service
Supervisor

Send Resumes to:

anita@eaglelakenurseries.com

Fax 403-934-3626

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

STRATHMORE TRAVELODGE
REQUIRES HOTEL EXECUTIVE
HOUSEKEEPERS (2 Full-Time
& 1 Part-Time Positions).
$15.40 per hour. Minimum
1 year experience with
completion of high school
diploma. Duties include but
not limited to: Establish &
implement operational procedures for housekeeping
department. Plan & coordinate activities of housekeeping supervisors and
crews. Maintain inventory
of supplies, equipment and
uniforms. Schedule and assign duties of housekeeping
staff. Please email resumes
to 20extra15@gmail.com or
in person at the front desk,
350 Ridge Road Strathmore,
or via fax 403-901-0016.

LEAD Pressure Truck Operator/Trainer. Experienced in


maintenance and well servicing. May lead to management position. Include references and current drivers
abstract. Email: general@
ariant.ca Drayton Valley.

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Experience: of 2 to 3 years required

Skills: Ability to supervise and co-ordinate


the activities of 16-20 food and beverage
servers, bartenders, or front support staff,
while ensuring great food service and quality
control of foods. Will be responsible to hire
and train front staff in job duties, sanitation,
safety procedures, and AGLC legislation and
ensure that those duties and procedures are
followed. Will follow direction of and report
to the Restaurant Manager on all areas of
the front of house operations. Must possess
great oral communication, excellent problem
solving skills, and organized job task planning
abilities. Must also have the ability to work well
with others in a fast-paced environment while
under pressure. Standing and/or walking for
extended periods. Must Speak, Read, Write
fluent English.
How to Apply:
In person between 9:00 and 17:00, or email
strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

Job includes maintaining plants, potting,


planting, harvesting trees, loading and
unloading trucks, assembling orders etc.
Applicants should be willing to learn and
able to do physical work. Horticulture
experience an asset. Applicants require
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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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WANTED. Hannas Seeds


seeking distributors for forage, turf, native and reclamation seed. Good commissions. Contact Esther at
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stigter@hannasseeds.com.

TRAINING
MEDICAL TRAINEES needed
now! Hospitals & doctors offices need certified
medical office & administrative staff! No experience
needed! We can get you
trained! Local job placement
assistance available when
training is completed. Call
for program details! 1-888627-0297.
HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION Specialists in huge
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EQUIPMENT
A-CHEAP, lowest prices,
steel shipping containers.
Used 20 & 40 Seacans
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Special $2200. Wanted:
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RENTALS

FURNISHED
ROOM FOR
RENT
$650 monthly
No D.D.
No Pets
Smokers are
allowed

Call 587-727-0382

MOTORCYCLES
WIN - 2016 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG103. 2nd - $700/credit;
3rd - $300/credit. Only 599
tickets printed. Three Early
Bird Draws. $100/ticket.
June 17 draw. Proceeds to
support Motorcycle & Harley
Programs, GPRC Fairview
Campus. 1-888-539-4772;
www.gprc.ab.ca. License
#421307.

WANTED
BLUE GRASS LTD. is looking
for Lodgepole Pine and Scots
Pine in any size. Willing to
dig or pick up ourselves.
Contact Bill 403-226-0468.
BLUE GRASS LTD. is looking
for logging truck loads of
Birch Firewood. Split or logs,
delivered or picked up. Contact Bill 403-226-0468.
FIREARMS. All types wanted,
estates, collections, single
items, military. We handle
all paperwork and transportation. Licensed dealer.
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COMMERCIAL
RENTALS

AVAILABLE JAN 1, 2016.


Private furnished bsmt.
C/W fridge, big screen TV,
WiFi, cable. NP, NS, must
be quiet, working, ideal
for trucker. References required. $585.00 month plus
$500.00 DD. Please call
403-934-0063.

SHOP & YARD


BAY SPACE

APPROX 2000SQFT OF COMMERCIAL SPACE, located on


3rd ave. Available Jan. 1st,
2016. $1600/mo. Utilties
not included. 587-323-0869
OR 403-983-4896 (between
Dec.11-Jan.9).

RENTALS
LOVELY UPPER FLOOR 2 BED
APARTMENT in quiet Crystal
Ridge cul-de-sac. Mature
person preferred. NP, NS.
$900/m + $900 SD Contact:
403-934-4769.
CHINOOK III. 1 bdrm or 2
bdrm. Heat & water included.
No pets. Please call for availability. Call Keli 403-3242944.
3 BEDROOM APARTMENT
FOR RENT for $1,250 per
month. This apartment is
1,100 square feet. It was
built at the beginning of
2014, therefore everything
in it is new. It is located
close to downtown, and right
across the street from Sacred Heart Academy. Also includes a 50 square foot shed.
Utilities are not included. It is
available for immediate possession. Please contact Niki
at 403-480-1218.

Call 403-888-8312
for details.

PEACHES AND
CREAM

CONDOS FOR RENT, IN


DOWNTOWN STRATHMORE.
N/P, N/S. Available for Immediate possession. Starting at $1100/mth, includes
water and garbage fees. D/D
required. Please call 403934-3176.
2 BDRM, 5 appliances, water, balcony, parking, N/P,
$1100/month. Available immediately. Call Darlene 403901-3426.
$895.00
INCLUDING
ALL UTIL. 1 BDRM
SUITE; fully furnished
including beds, bedding,
dishes, frig, stove, microwave, etc. N/S, N/P,
Responsible
Tenants
only. 403-936-5541 or
403-615-5678.

615 - 3RD STREET

2 bedroom bi-level
& two storey unit
with parking, some
fully renovated
& include W/D.
Children Welcome.
No pets.
From $1,225 +
Utilities.

2 bdrm, 1 bath units


in brick condo,
parking included.
Electricity and cable extra. Laundry
in bldg. Half month
free with 1 year
lease. No pets.
$995

No Stairs! 2 bdrm,
1bath, new paint
& carpet, laminate
flooring, oak cabinets, W/D, parking.
Half month free with
1 yr lease. Reduced
S/D fro Seniors. No
Pets. $995 + Utilities

CLOSE TO
DOWNTOWN &
SCHOOLS!
REDUCED
SECURITY DEPOSITS
FOR SENIORS
CALL US TO INQUIRE
ABOUT INCENTIVES!

Call our Leasing Dept at 403-237-8811,


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MANUFACTURED

REAL ESTATE

HARVEST
SALE!
Save
$50,000 from the replacement cost of this 20 X 76
drywalled Grandeur Showhome that has to go! A sacrifice at $124,900. Call Terry
1-855-347-0417 or email:
terry@grandviewmodular.
com.
GET YOUR
CLASSIFIED ADS IN!
CALL 934-5589

FOR SALE BY OWNER


4 acres with recently
renovated 16x80 mobile
home. 2 bedroom with 1
office, double garage on
pavement. 1 mile north
of Carseland (25mins to
Calgary). Newer services
with gas. $295,000. Call
403-934-4769.

Associate
Broker

403-901-5388 cell
www.strathmorerealty.ca
104 3rd Avenue, Strathmore
The Old Home Hardware Building

CALL LORNA

NEW, NEW
LAKEWOOD
MEADOWS

CALL LORNA

MOBILE
$114,900

NO ROOM FOR YOUR


EQUIPMENT??
INDUSTRIAL
GENERAL LOTS
10-13 ACRE PARCELS
5 MILES WEST OF
STRATHMORE
NEW ROAD

46.56
ACRES
Many options on this
parcel of land, 25 minutes east of Calgary.

$599,000

CALL LORNA

STRATHMORE
LAKES BAY
$379,000

SOLD

ON THE LAKE!
FULLY DEV.
LOWER LEVEL
WALK OUT,
IN FLOOR HEAT.

BLING, BLING!
$334,900 NEW
CUSTOM DESIGNED
VILLA
WILDFLOWER RANCH
OVER 1500 SQ. FT.
MOUNTAIN VIEWS.

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL
HOME BY GIGANTELLI
FINE HOMES
COMPLETION
OCTOBER.

CALL LORNA

SOLD

CHINOOK II

Tina Scott

CALL LORNA

DOUBLE FRONT
ATTACHED GARAGE
FULLY DEVELOPED LOWER
3 BATHS AND 3 BDRM
(COULD BE 4)
TWO FIREPLACES.

WESTMOUNT DR.

$599,900.

1915 - 2015
Look at me now!
Im Totally new
inside and out!
With 12 treed
acres.

FORMER
SHOWHOME!
$299,900

IMMEDIATE
POSSESSION

Exclusive acreage listing. 24 Acres.


Fantastic quality built 1980 sq. ft. bungalow. Oversized attached, heated garage.
Very large trees. Clear mountain view.
Good water. Only 20 minutes to city. Located west of Carseland. Private setting.
Possession anytime. Unbeatable price!

3 BEDROOM
2 BATH
SINGLE CAR GARAGE
ON LEASE LAND!

CALL LORNA

2 BDRM APT, 3 appliances,


heat, balcony, AC, 2 parking
stalls included. N/P. $975/
month. Available January 1,
2016. Call Darlene 403-9013426.

the strathmore realty group

SOLD
CALL LORNA

AVAILABLE RENTALS IN STRATHMORE

REAL ESTATE

Over 800sqft. newer


renovations! Huge
kitchen & Master
Bdrm, Garage too!
$169,900

CALL LORNA

Emerald Management & Realty Ltd.

REAL ESTATE

(Various Sq footage)

FOR RENT
IN
STRATHMORE
INDUSTRIAL
AREA

RENTALS

RENTALS
4 BDRM, 2 bath home in
Strathhaven. Available Jan.
1, 2016. Includes 5 appliances, attached single car
garage. $1600/month plus
DD, utilities not included.
Please call 403-874-4096.

RENTALS

REAL ESTATE
CALL LORNA

January 1, 2016 Strathmore TIMES Page 17

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157 ACRES
BY LYALTA
$999,000

SOLD

CALL LORNA

SOLD

IN ELITE WILDFLOWER
RANCH OVER 3000 SQ.
FT DEV., BONUS ROOM,
FULLY DEV LOWER, NEXT
TO PLAY PARK

CALL LORNA

Over 1450 sq ft
Bilevel
Triple Car Garage
Half mile off
Pavement.

CALL LORNA

COUNTRY
ANYONE?
$399,900

SOLD

IMAGINE THIS!
$284,900

SOLD

YOUR OWN SINGLE


FAMILY HOME
HUGE DEEP LOT
18X24 GARAGE
FULLY DEV. BASEMENT
CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

BETTER THAN
NEW!
$139,900
NICELY DECORATED WITH CORK
FLOORING
SO BRIGHT AND OPEN
VIEW OF LAKE AND GOLF
COURSE
WANT A FRIENDLY
ATMOSPHERE??

CALL LORNA

WEST OF
STRATHMORE
$362,500
TREED FIVE ACRES
ON PAVEMENT
CLOSE TO GOLF
COURSE

GORGEOUS TREED 3 ACRES


40X40 SHOP WITH
14 OVERHEAD
DOORS.
TOTALLY RENOD MOBILE

CALL LORNA

REDUCED!!
$489,000

CALL LORNA

HANDYMAN
SPECIAL
$200,000

SOLD

MLS - C3643274
Over 52 acres with
loads of potential,
private home and older
out buildings!

Associate
Broker
CALL
LORNA PHIBBS
403-874-7660
TO BUY OR SELL!

35 Years Experience

106 - 304 - 3rd Ave.,


Strathmore
lorna@lornaphibbs.com
www.lornaphibbs.com

PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

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BUSINESS

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403.934.5335
PROGRAMS WE OFFER:
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Seniors Benefits - Special Needs Income Tax
Meals on Wheels Frozen Program Good Food Box
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Decks & Fences
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Call BOB 403-861-7822

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15 Spruce Lane, Strathmore


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Strathmore
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403-901-7484

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Drilling Co. Ltd

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Agricultural Irrigation Sales & Maintenance

Offering services in Aluminum,


Stainless Steel, Carbon and Pressure.
Production Welding, Hard Surfacing,
Repairs and Custom Fabrication &
Restorations available.

WATER WELL DRILLING

Get the job done right the FIRST time!

Oasis irrigatiOn
sales & service Ltd

BarTech Enterprises

Welding shop locally owned and operated.

Contact us for a free estimate today!

403-870-2744
Sheet Metal
New Home
Renos
Basement
Development
Humidifiers

403.934.5605

101 Slater Way, Strathmore, AB

WELDING

RENTAL EQUIPMENT

K.M.W HEATING AND


AIR CONDITIONING LTD.
Mike Welsh

Serving Strathmore, Drumheller & Areas

Water Well
Drilling
Pump Systems:
Supply, Install & Repair
Water Conditioning
Equipment

403-934-4271
Strathmore
Serving the rural Community
for 58 yearS

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$239,900
3 Bedroom Home
Main Floor Laundry
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Near Airdrie & Calgary


2012, 1568 sq ft, Shop
Heated Dbl Att Garage
2+2 Bed, 4.5 Bath
In Floor Heat, Trees, View

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2 separate parcels
17 acres w/building and
services. 54 acres with
EnCana lease.

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13.4 ACRES WITH LAKE


VIEW $849,900

Were always getting calls


for Rentals so...
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MLS C1026368

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MLS C10226224

LOOKING TO ADD TO
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Priced under Appraised


Value Motivated Sellers
5 apartment build all self
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COUNTRY LIVING
AT ITS FINEST!

3.9 Acres fenced and cross


fenced. Home with 3
bedroom, 2 baths open
concept. 26x32 Heated Shop
and all pavement to
driveway!

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PROPERTY!

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FULLY DEVELOPED BUNGALOW,


HEATED SHOP, 36 ACRES

Just 15 mintues east of


Calgary near Langdon.
Walkout bungalow, 3
bedrooms + Den, 4 baths. Lg
heated shop just off hwy 1
and hwy 797

UPGRADED LUXURY WITH


SUITE - $489,900
Over $200,000 worth of
renovations!
2+2 bdrms, 3 full baths
Suite with private entrance
Gourmet kitchen, luxurious
master suite & more!

MLS C4017158

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MLS C4037467

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ACROSS FROM
FOOTHILLS HOSPITAL
$341,900
2 bedroom,1 bath,
carport parking, deck
with yard condo also
near U of C!

$70,000

MLS C3648519

Robert
Desjardins
403
934-5533

Tamara
Desjardins
403
874-6486

Keith
Garrioch
403
333-8411

Chantale
Hill
403
325-3860

Ron
Kaechele
403
934-1097

Paul
Kautz
403
875-4166

Ryan
Kautz
403
875-1170

Shauna
Kenworthy
403
803-4605

Tracy
Larsen
403
901-9143

Lorna
Phibbs
403
874-7660

Detached Home
2 Bed, 1 Bath
Nice Sized Yard

Were always getting calls


for Rentals so...
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HANDIMANS SPECIAL

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WALKOUT BUNGALOW
4 ACRES - $799,900

SOLD

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BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED
ADULT COMMUNITY
RANCH ESTATES
$144,900

SOLD

NEW LISTING

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46.56
ACRES

Many options on this


parcel of land, 25
minutes east of Calgary.

$599,000

BUILDING LOTS
IN GLEICHEN

NOT SURE IF NOW IS


THE BEST TIME TO
BUY OR SELL?

WE CAN HELP!

Were always happy to share


market insight & run numbers
for you so you can make an
informed decision!
CALL SHAUNA

COUNTRY LIVING IN TOWN $174,900

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1918 house on 1/3 acre


in Gleichen

2+2 bdrms, 1 full bath

Beautifully treed lot

Needs some TLC

HOME WITH SUITE IN


GLEICHEN - $189,900
Immaculate
1352 sq.ft. home
3+2 bdrms, 3 full baths
Lower level suite with
separate entrance
Lots of upgrades!

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UPGRADED LUXURY WITH


SUITE - $489,900
Over $200,000 worth of
renovations!
2+2 bdrms, 3 full baths
Suite with private entrance
Gourmet kitchen, luxurious
master suite & more!

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COUNTRY CHARM IN
GLEICHEN - $219,900

Cute & quaint on an


oversized lot
1+2 bedrooms, 2 baths
Spacious addition with
in floor heat
Double attached garage

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403-934-1097

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$18,750 for each
MLS C4025283

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10-13 ACRE PARCELS


5 MILES WEST OF
STRATHMORE
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1151 sq ft, Built 2000


3 Bed, 2 Bath
Oversized Single Garage

5 acres, house needs


work. Large metal quonset,
big shop area and storage
Private and peaceful
location. $290,000
MLS C4006085

MLS C4037129

Near Airdrie & Calgary


2012, 1568 sq ft, Shop
Heated Dbl Att Garage
2+2 Bed, 4.5 Bath
In Floor Heat, Trees, View

*Dependent on space availability, first come first serve

JUST WEST OF
STRATHMORE $114,900!
Bright and Spacious with
new flooring, 3 bedrooms,
2 baths open with vaulted
ceiling single detached
garage, and shed!

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Sheila
Bassen
403
361-0390

EXTENSIVE RENOS

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Speargrass lot nestled along


the bow river with amazing
views all around! Bring along
your Golf Clubs so you can
play a round at the Beautiful
Speargrass Golf Course!

La Shaun
Andrews
403
850-4593

$55,000!!!

Located In the Heart of


Strathmore, 4226 sq.ft.
perfect retail or office
building. In excellent shape
with loads of potential!
LIVE UP AND
BUSINESS DOWN
Located in up and growing
Langdon! Business space
down with Office space
above and a 2 bedroom
Condo to top it off!

Cute and Cozy


Bungalow in Gleichen
$79,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
Great Starter Home!

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MEET OUR HOME TEAM!

Just outside Town Limits


1624 Sq Ft Fully
Developed Bungalow
Quonset/2 Barns/Double
Heated Garage
Paved Access!

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Beautiful Estate Quality


Bungalow $497,900!
1718 sq ft, Fully
Finished
3+2 Bed, 3 Bath
Infloor Heat, Wet Bar
Private Back Yard!!!

MLS C4022853

BUY ALBERTA LAND

WALKOUT BUNGALOW
4 ACRES - $799,900

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