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NoFrill’s donation box
Times Associate Editor

Strathmore’s got itself a Grinch. With only a month left
before Christmas, to the day, a senior citizen was caught
on camera at Tina’s No Frills emptying out all the toys in
Perfect parade the donation bin and setting back efforts by a collabo-
ration of three local organizations to provide struggling
families with a Christmas this season.
Adopt a Family is a new initiative between the Strathmore
Page 14 Overnight Shelter (SOS), Scotiabank, and Tina’s No Frills,
that aims to sponsor at least four families who are strug-
gling to make ends meet this holiday season. Up until Nov.
24, the fundraiser was going well and organizers were
hopeful of making their quota of at least two toys per
child – with 12 children on their current list.
Yet on Nov. 24 just after 11 a.m., a Caucasian man damp-
ened the spirit by entering the local grocery store and
proceeded by emptying the bin.
According to Tina’s No Frills Owner-Operator Tina Ship-
Spartans host ley, the video footage clearly shows the man she estimated
provincials to be well above 60 years old. While she posted a message
on social media encouraging the individual to return the
items without charges being laid, the toys are still missing
and Shipley planned on contacting the Strathmore RCMP
on Nov. 28.
“I’m very disappointed, we were really just starting and
this is definitely a set back that’s for sure,” said Shipley.
“Who steals from the poor? And kids at that. I was hor-
rified. I hope that we can all pull together and still make it
a good Christmas for families.”
587-316-2000 The bin was located near the entrance where Shipley
hoped her customers would take notice and contribute.
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After the incident, the bin has been moved further inside
the store with less focus but safer location.
Currently, the collaboration only has eight items to
hand out at their Dec. 6 deadline. The local organizations
Offering IV Sedation teamed up shortly after the October fires recognizing the
need for struggling families, and with the intention of al-
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Now, the organizers are turning to the community more
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Strathmore, AB 403.934.5292 “That’s why I was so disappointed, because we were
actually going to make our quota and have enough toys
to distribute between families,” said Richard Rodgers, di-
Look on Page 4 for rector of Outreach for the Strathmore Overnight Shelter
Town of Strathmore (SOS). Light Up the Night!
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before we’re handing them out, it’s very disappointing and Nov. 25 to take part in the annual Light Up the Night, hosted by the Strathmore
sad. The drive was doing well. What we’re looking for is Lions Celebration of Lights. The annual event had its 10-year anniversary com-
403.934.5589 for the public to step up and help us fill what was taken. plete with performances from local choirs, sleigh rides, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. There’s still those four families in need… we’re going to Claus, the Strathmore Lion’s charity barbecue, and fireworks. See Page 13 for
be short quite a bit.” more coverage.
Continued on Page 5
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vided crafts for children, and the Strathmore town
council set up shop at the Strathmore Times to
wrap presents. Miriam Ostermann Photos

Strathmore residents filled the streets to watch this year’s Santa
Claus Parade on Nov. 25. The event was sponsored by Royal LePage
Aztec Real Estate, the Celebration of Lights Committee and the Town
of Strathmore. This year’s first place went to the Strathmore Commu-

nity Football Association, the second place was awarded to the Strath-
more Minor Ringette Association, and the third place was handed to

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The Wheatland Quilters Guild donated over 180 zippered pouches to the Strathmore and Wheatland County Christmas Hamper Society on Nov. 24. SMILE
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Times Associate Editor girls and 54 boys – a number that’s ex- The Wheatland Quilters Guild contin- to schedule your appointment
pected to swell before the Dec. 15 dead- ues to create more bags to be donat- Dr. Elizabeth Robinson • Dr. Leanne Lesniak
The Strathmore and Wheatland Coun- line. ed this year. Meanwhile, the society is
ty Christmas Hamper Society received “I’m a quilter, I know how much work hoping for more items appropriate for NEW patIENtS WELcoME
an early Christmas present last week goes into this,” said Lorraine Stangness, the pre-teens. Specifically, the society #11 - 55 Wheatland trail, Strathmore
with a donation from the Wheatland toy coordinator for the Strathmore and is looking for Lego pieces, model air-
Quilters Guild of nearly 200 handmade Wheatland County Christmas Hamper planes, crafts, games and gift cards.
zipper pouches. Society. The deadline for donations is Dec. 15.
Twenty-five members dedicated hun- “It’s all scrap fabric, which has min-
dreds of hours, and turned donated imal cost, but it’s the hours that goes
scrap materials into 183 festive and co-
lourful quilted bags to be included in
into this. I just think it’s wonderful. We
would be giving them stuff in plastic
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the hampers. In the past, the quilters bags, so this way they’re getting stuff in
donated pillowcases to the society, but a nice bag.”
decided to produce the pouches after The Strathmore and Wheatland
one of the members came across a pat- County Christmas Hamper Society was
tern a year ago. formed in 1981 and received its charita-
The president of the Wheatland Quil- ble status in 1985. In the early years, vol- We will
ters Guild, Amy Webb personally spent unteers stuffed 100 to 125 hampers on MATCH
three complete days working on the a weekend. Last year the society distrib- every sale &
projects. uted 260 hampers and filled 320 bags of Keystone Lager & Light
“You wonder as you’re sewing them, toys for children. While the shelves for regular price in
‘is this what they really want?’ But as younger children are overflowing with Strathmore! 15 Cans 22 99

items, those for ages 10 to 12 are bare.
Budweiser, Bud
you see them stuffed with things, they
Yet, volunteers recognize the campaign Light & Kokanee
look festive, fun and nice,” she said. “I
mean this looks like a gift to me. And only kicked off three weeks ago, on 24 Cans 39 99

I know I love to open up a box or bag Nov. 13, and expect the arrival of more
and find stuff in there that’s meaningful. donations over the coming weeks. Royal
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(1) The owner or occupant of a private parcel
of land adjacent to a Sidewalk or Pathway that
runs in front of the property along the side of the
property where:
The Town of Strathmore (a) such Sidewalk or Pathway runs parallel to
cordially invites you to our
and directly adjacent to a Street, or
2017 COUNCIL (b) such Sidewalk or Pathway runs parallel
to and directly adjacent to a Street, where the
The next regular CHRISTMAS Pathway or Sidewalk and Street are separate
Council Meeting OPEN HOUSE only by a grassed or otherwise covered
will be When: December 6, 2017
Shall remove ice and snow from that portion of
the Sidewalk or Pathway adjacent to the parcel
December 6, 2017 Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. so that the Sidewalk or Pathway is cleared to
at 7:00 pm Location: Town of Strathmore
the bare surface, within 48 hours after the ice or
snow has been deposited.
Council Chambers (2) Where the owner or occupant of a parcel of
680 Westchester Road land has not complied with Part V Subsection
Committee Snacks and refreshments will be available (1), the Town may remove the ice and snow, and
of the Whole Open to anyone who wishes to attend the owner of the parcel is liable for such removal
Meeting will be (3) Where the owner or occupant fails to pay
the expenses and costs of removal referred to in
December 13, 2017 Part V Subsection (2), such costs may be added
at 7:00 pm to the tax roll of the property.

A dog and cat license must be purchased annually, one A license is valid for one calendar year (i.e. January 1,
for each animal in your household. There is a three-dog 2017 to December 31, 2017). No renewal invoice will be
per household limit. Dog & Cat Tags are on sale at the issued. If you have a new addition to your family, please
Town Office. be sure to purchase a valid license. If you had a licensed
DOGS: A one-year license is $25.00 for spayed or dog in 2016 (or earlier years) but no longer have him/her
neutered or $50.00 for intact. please advise the Town Office so we may update our
CATS: A one-year license is $10.00 for spayed or files. The fine for an unlicensed dog is $250.00. Bylaw
neutered or $20.00 for intact. No. 13-21 - Schedule “G”.


A portion of Second Street will be closed to vehicular traffic starting If you wish to enroll in the Tax
on Monday, December 4 for an estimated three (3) days for data cable Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)
for 2018 and are not currently
installation. Local traffic will be allowed on Third Avenue, although the
on the payment plan the Town
south-bound lane on Second Street will be closed up to the alleyway before
requires your application by
Fourth Avenue. Parking stalls within the work area will not be available for December 11th, 2017. The
use during this time. Construction signage will be posted on site. Please Town Office will be closed from
exercise caution around the construction area. Thank you for your patience. December 25th through January
1st, 2018.
Work Area (No Parking)

Please note the January 2018 TIPP

will be withdrawn on January 5th,

Lane Closure (Second Street from Third Avenue

to alley before Fourth Avenue)

2018 and the first business day of

each month thereafter.

In accordance with the Town



Bylaw 11-23 all taxes remaining


unpaid after January 6th, 2018 a



9% penalty will be applied to the

total outstanding tax balance on
r January 8th, 2018.

**If you are currently on the TIPP
r please note that any remaining
amount outstanding on your taxes
are withdrawn on December 1st.

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clothing store
The Rack on 3rd cloth-
ing store had its grand
opening on Nov. 25.
Councillor Jason
Montgomery, Council-
lor Denise Peterson, Strathmore RCMP is
and Councillor Lor-
raine Bauer (absent investigating a hit and
in the photo) joined run that took place on
Mayor Pat Fule and
store owner Marlene November 14th, 2017.
Risdon, as well as staff An unknown vehicle hit a
Ho Ho Ho members, for the rib-
People flocked to the Strathmore Royal Canadian bon cutting. 2012 Green Honda Pilot outside
Legion Branch No. 10 on Nov. 25 to have breakfast Miriam Ostermann Kim’s Cafe in Strathmore.
with Santa Claus. Miriam Ostermann Photo Photo
If you have any information
that could solve this crime,
Crime on rise in Strathmore please contact
Continued from Page 1 tips and investigation, the police were vehicles, or keys are lefts inside the Strathmore RCMP.
able to locate two males found in pos- vehicles, so people are making it easy
The incident follows a recent uproar session of the stolen property, that in- to become victims,” said Strathmore
on social media, where residents from cluded identification documents, keys, RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin O’Dwyer. File: 20171547545
across Strathmore have been posting several garage-door remotes, electron- The Strathmore RCMP is asking any-
about having their cars checked, broken
into and stolen. One incident included
ics, and even bear mace. A stolen vehi-
cle was also recovered.
one who has had their property stolen
to contact the RCMP at 403-934-3968.
a large amount of bottles being taken,
where the money from the refund was
Vehicle thefts in the Town of
Strathmore is also on the rise.
As for Adopt a Family, the fundraiser
is in need of 30 more items to provide
originally intended to be donated back “There’s not doubt, a lot of them un- the four families in need with a special
into the community.
Long-time resident and mother of
fortunately are crimes of opportunity
where vehicles are left unlocked, ga-
holiday. Drop offs can be made at Ti-
na’s No Frills, Scotiabank, and The Har- YOUR AD
two Julia Patterson fell victim to a crime
last week, when she had a total of four
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County air quality study inconclusive
SHARON MCLEAY at two separate sites between July 6 and Aug. 22. one part per million (ppm).
Times Contributor Dhaliwal said CRAZ began monitoring odour “However, if chronic toxicity for hydrogen sul-
complaints in 2015. In general, most complaints in phide exposure exists and is below one ppm, this
The question of “what’s that smell?” is still unsubstantiated the Nightingale area came from a radius of about equipment is obviously inadequate. Because other
for Nightingale area residents, after Calgary Region Airshed 10 kilometres to the Green for Life (GFL) compost field methods for hydrogen sulfide gas are largely
Zone (CRAZ) air quality monitoring was conducted this sum- site; however, Dhaliwal said odours are often hard non-existent or are unwieldy, the question arises
mer. to quantify. as to whether the odour threshold for hydrogen
CRAZ Program Manager Mandeep Dhaliwal presented “It should be noted that these results capture sulphide can be used to detect the gas at chronic
monitor findings to Wheatland County council on Nov. 21. the site conditions of the air quality at a single exposure risk levels,” states Simonton.
At the request of council, ambient air monitoring was done moment in time,” he said. The study further stated that limits normally ap-
Monitoring in Wheatland County saw the mo- ply to industrial monitoring, and monitoring for
bile unit set up in two different locations. For the residential contamination of water tables is not
equipment to work, it needs moving air currents, done in rural areas. Impact on health has been
Strathmore Legion Branch #10 NEWS access to power and a clear instrument site line.
Dhaliwal took samples at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. He
noted at two ppm, to the most severe at 50 to
200 ppm. Simonton stated minor levels in home
By Irene Knappe, Secretary / PR / Poppy Chair did not know if GFL was turning compost piles water supplies could be treated, and that smells
• Well, Santa was very happy to meet all the kids at our Breakfast with Santa! A good time at the time. of rotten egg develop up to 30 ppm and 30-100
was had by everyone who came and nobody went home hungry, I am sure. The three elves were
wonderful and we could not do without our volunteers, Comrades Braniff, Schumann, Scott, Hap Air quality sampling registers 67 compounds ppm has a sweet smell, which becomes toxic to
and Norma Hanson, Cameron and Knight. and all registered below the regulated air criteria. the nervous system.
• The LA is holding their TEA AND BAKE SALE from 1 to 3 pm, on Saturday, December 2nd.
Don’t miss out on the baking this Christmas!!! He said H2S, volatile organic compounds (VOC), “When analyzing the results of these studies, it
• CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WITH NEIL DIAMOND!!!! Love Neil Diamond? His impersonator temperature, wind speed and direction are re- is apparent that the low-level exposure toxicity
will be doing his performance at the Legion Friday night, December 8th, at 7 pm. Doors open at corded. Winds were northwest and southwest and from hydrogen sulphide gas is still unclear, with
5:30 pm. Tikets for the Neil Diamond show ONLY will be $25 per person. Don’t forget that Pat has
his special on Friday nights. What a night out!! Dinner and a show! corresponded to complaint areas. There were two some studies showing no effect at two ppm and
• The list for our annual KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY to be held on Sunday, December 10th, is up samples for H2S in one hour that exceeded the others showing toxic effects from concentrations
and ready for names!! Please, if you are a member, come in and put the names of your children,
your children’s children and their children on the list for gifts from Santa. The event is from 11 am three parts per billion limits; however, the system several orders of magnitude lower,” stated Simon-
to 1 pm, with Santa coming in at noon. Santa’s helper, Comrade Brenda Knight, will be organizing cannot detect specifically if it came from the GFL ton in the study. “However, much of the data, as
games, colouring, etc. for the kids. site, or upwind of the monitors. well as the recommendations from EPA, ATSDR
• Our elections will have been held by the time you read this and I will post the winners in the
News edition of December 8th. Thank you to all who came out to vote! “One might think this is coming from this facil- and WHO, suggest toxicity from long-term expo-
• Tickets are now available at the bar for New Year’s Eve. The entertainment will be North By ity, but there is nothing to indicate that it might sure is likely to exist below the odour threshold.
South, and Comrade Braniff of The Kitchen will be making a roast beef dinner. Doors open at 6 pm
and dinner will be at 7 pm. Cost for the tickets is $50 per person. not be from upwind to this facility,” said Dhaliwal. This suggests that an individual should not be ex-
He gave an example of monitoring near Balzac posed long term to any level of hydrogen sulphide
I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas movies on TV and the carols that the stores are at which one industrial site was suspected, but af- that one can smell.”
beginning to play, like I am. It’s such a wonderful time of year where beautifuly decorated trees
make their way into houses, while those outside are bedecked with baubles and lights as well. The ter extensive monitoring the H2S turned out to be Dhaliwal recommended that more monitoring
Celebration of Lights is one of those magical places that light up a child’s eyes as well as those emanating from a stagnant water pond. could be done around the GFL plant and at des-
adults who have the hearts and beliefs of children. It’s a charming time of year where everyone
wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and mean it. A time of year where by-gones should become
H2S gas can also come from sewers, sour gas ignated sites. He said passive monitors could be
by-gones, past transgretions be forgiven, where we help those in need and do our best to be kind wells, feedlots and stagnant water ponds. With placed that would give an average reading over a
and SMILE!! Give it a go – it’s very contagious!!! the many wetland areas and feedlots in Wheat- 30-day monitoring process. He recommended at
I want to thank, on behalf of the Legion, all our volunteers who have so unselfishly given us their
time and expertise with whatever has been requested. It has indeed been a treat to work with you land County, more monitoring and time would be least four monitors be used. The cost for a one-
all! needed. month period for two monitors is about $10,000.
To all of our Veterans, past and present, I wish you all peace and love in your hearts, and comfort
in your souls. And pleasant dreams. Yes, pleasant dreams. You are loved.
Readings on the 24-hour samples registered CRAZ is a non-profit agency funded by pri-
For further information, please call the Legion at 403.934.5119
nothing over the three parts per billion levels. The vate donations. Wheatland County had been ap-
VOC samples were also below detection criteria. proached in the past for funding support, but de-
Dhaliwal said ambient air quality criteria are clined at the time.

based on odour perception or nuisance factors, CRAZ currently has only one mobile unit. If
and not on detrimental health factors. Wheatland County asks for simultaneous monitor-
He presented council a study by Scott Simonton ing from two sites, CRAZ will locate another unit
CLASSIFIED and Morgan Spears done in 2007, which pinpoint-
ed the need for a study of long-term effects of
through its sources for.
Dhaliwal said hand-held monitors could be used

low-level exposure to H2S. The study stated cur- onsite; however, samples could be too low for the
rent monitoring is inadequate, as even hand-held devices to register anything. Council accepted his
monitors can only register if emissions are over report as information.
Call Bylaw changes for Muirfield
403-934-5589 SHARON MCLEAY been looking at a utility provider from Vancouver
Times Contributor that may be willing to set up a treatment plant
and utility company in the area. Bill Maher, devel-
Wheatland County council passed first reading oper for Homesteads, advised council they had
to change single and semi-detached homes from upgraded their pipeline to a surface lagoon idea,
discretionary use to permanent use in Cell 1 and to a treatment facility and a 40-acre underground
Cell 3 in the Lakes of Muirfield. Cell 9 would not disbursement system. They would update council
be eligible for development until 90 per cent of whether that is finalized in the New Year.
lots in Cell 1 had building permits issued. De-
tailed architectural drawings would be required SPEAKER’S SERIES APPROVED
for all commercial development, and reduced set- Council received information on the speaker’s
backs would be authorized on case-by-case basis series funding request put forward by the Eco-
for side drive garages. nomic Development Committee. They approved
“This amendment will streamline the devel- $10,000 that will allow the committee to begin
opment process in the Lakes of Muirfield,” said additional fundraising and organization for the
Colton Nickel, Wheatland County planning man- first event set for February 2018.
ager. “We found that shifting dwellings to discre- Council was initially divided on the idea, won-
tionary use did not expedite the wastewater solu- dering if speaker fees were steep and questioning
tion in the Lakes of Muirfield.” what results would be seen through the event.
He said the changes would not increase the “The county needs to be pro-business and sup-
problems with infrastructure in the area and they port its entrepreneurs, but we need to see some-
align with the general regional growth manage- thing come out of it,” said Councillor Jason Wil-
ment specifications currently in place. son.
The public hearing on the bylaw is set for Dec. “This is part of the economic development ini-
19 in council chambers. tiatives and it is important, even if it is intangible,”
Jim Souza, project manager for the Lakes of said Councillor Amber Link.
Muirfield, came to council to update them on the Council approved the amount with the condi-
work he and the developer had been doing to try tion money would be returned if the event was
to mitigate the wastewater problems. They have not held.

December 1, 2017 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 7

Air quality results
disappoint residents
Unit D,
202 Canal Court,
Strathmore, AB

SHARON MCLEAY the company has implemented in the last six months, which
Times Contributor include fencing, monitoring, road changes, vermin control, prowatersystems
aeration units, pile removal and discontinuing drywall col-
An air quality report presented to lection.
Wheatland County council on Nov. 2 Hillier said the company wants to work with government
by the Calgary Region Airshed Zone and the residents to address issues.
(CRAZ) disappointed residents from the “I would suggest, rather than you worrying about us seeing
Water Softeners, Iron Filters
Nightingale area. you coming … that you work with us and we can develop & Drinking Water Systems
Residents were looking for more con- monitoring over a longer period,” said Hillier.
crete results to utilize in their lobby for He was addressing a suggestion made to the county about
action. The report was inconclusive for conducting testing in manner that would not be detected by
the source of the odours in the area and GFL staff.
showed few air quality concerns within He said monitoring and testing could be set up at the plant,
the parameters of the monitoring tech- giving the residents and council monthly readings. Hillier said
nology currently available. the company does take readings for Alberta Environment as
Residents noted that other testing part of their compliance, but the company would be open to
for health hazards in soil, air and wa- independent research. He noted factors such as topography
ter were biased or insufficient, and they and the heavy smoke from this summer’s forest fires could
still want more conclusive answers. also have affected the CRAZ study. Hillier accepted that more
The residents in the Nightingale area readings would be beneficial to waylay resident fears.
have formed a group called Neighbours Some suggestions by those in attendance were to get fur-
Against Pollution (NAP) to pressure Al- ther monitoring and testing by an independent company or
berta Environment, the Minister of Envi- county employee, get permission for residents to tour the
ronment and Wheatland County council facility and increase pressure to take action to clean up the
to take action against the Green for Life issue.
(GFL) compost facility, and to clear up “I need people who I vote for, the people who work for
what they view to be infractions in the them and government to deal with this,” said Dennis Kieme-
recycle-compost facility regulations. ny. “This has gone on way too long.”
“We formed this non-profit associa- Councillor Jason Wilson commented that he was onside
tion because we have serious concerns with resident concerns and stated the CRAZ study was not
with the GFL facility,” said spokesper- helpful to him.
son Betty Lou Mercer. “We feel GFL is “I got nothing out of this,” said Wilson. “Words mean noth-
non-compliant with Class 1 regulations ing without action.”
and should be forced to be compliant Councillor Ben Armstrong asked if similar facilities in Knee-
or leave. What is the sense of having hill County and in B.C. were GFL acquistions. He said there
standards and regulations, if they don’t was some indication online that there were similar problems
have to follow them? The regulations brewing in those facilities as well. Hillier couldn’t comment
are not the problem. It is the people specifically without more information.
who enforce the regulations.” GFL received an environmental award this past October
Mercer gave the history of the site, re- from Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce for
ferred to parts of the municipal gover- its recycling and waste management work.
nance guidelines for compost facilities Council took the NAP presentation for information. Reeve
and actions of NAP in trying to mediate Glenn Koester said they would discuss the information, con-
a solution to the grievances the commu- sult their legal representative and decide on an appropriate
nity has with the company. Mercer said response as a council.
soil samples taken by an agent retained
by her farm showed traces of arsenic,
and she felt it was from dust generated
in the plant. Residents also fear con-
tamination might be entering the water
table. Valley Medical Clinic
The group had received update let- 231-2nd. Avenue, Strathmore
ters from Shannon Phillips, the pro-
vincial Minister of Environment and 403 934-4444
Parks, which outlined measures they Serving the Community since 1985
addressed to GFL and with a comple-
tion date of March 2018.
Brian Hillier, GFL’s director of com-
pliance and health and safety, said the Dr. Alan Young
company is working on completing
those tasks by the deadline.
Family Physcian
“I cannot speak to some of the in-
formation and pictures presented from Now Accepting New Patients
those practices in the past,” said Hillier.
“But if you take a look at the chang- 403-934-4444
es that have been done in the last six
months, you can see there is more than Dr. W. Fanning | Dr. L. Lobay | Dr. A. Clarke | Dr. B. Sader
has been done in the past six years.
Dr. M. Kahlon | Dr. Y. Joseph | Dr. K. Abercrombie
GFL took over ownership of the plant

Hillier listed some of the changes

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292,000 $
289,900 $
279,900 $
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that with an investment in human capi-
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259,900 $
509,900 $
210,000 $
207,000 to regional, provincial and international
Rosebud School of the Arts is the
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Nickel requested Wheatland County
199,900 $
199,900 $
199,888 $
197,500 support the school.
Council discussed the request on Nov.

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2, with some members questioning if
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ful yard and much more!!
velopment mechanism for the county
in the economic development budget.
179,900 $
158,500 $
139,900 $
30,000 Koester said the school needed to show

on paper this municipal support in or-
der for them to acquire other grants that
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1157 SqFt 2 Bedroom. This home was 2 bedroom with open concept living 2 Bedroom condo with, large kitchen, 2.5 Commercial Lots in Gleichen “Rosebud shows the greatest amount
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December 1, 2017 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 9

Rural areas feel impact of busy 2017Tree of Hope
For the 24th consecutive year,
emergency service you have the opportunity to
remember loved ones and support
MIRIAM OSTERMANN nise Peterson, who represents the town on the WADEMSA the Strathmore Hospital and
Times Associate Editor board, was concerned about the quality of service locally. Home Care With A Donation to the
However, she was satisfied after speaking with WADEMSA
Hospital Foundation.
Since Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff about their competence.
claimed control over the Wheatland and “When I asked the director the question about whether or Names of those remembered
District Emergency Medical Services not it was going to put stress on staff or stress on vehicles, and the Donor will be put on a
Association (WADEMSA) dispatch ser- the accessibility, his answer to me was that a 300-call increase
vice, ambulances have been dispensed in the current year with their current staffing model was not Decorative Ornament and be placed
outside the Strathmore and Wheatland going to impact service from a staffing perspective,” said Pe- on the Christmas Tree in the
County area, resulting in larger call vol- terson. Hospital Lobby.
umes and raising concerns in rural ar- “He said it’s something that they can handle with their
eas of being left exposed. current staffing. The issue that Glenn mentioned about not Donations of $10 or more receive
having an ambulance on site, that’s something that’s a little an income tax receipt.
As of Oct. 31, WADEMSA attended
over 3,200 calls – 300 more than the harder to guarantee. From the standpoint of a council repre- Clip & Mail this ad or list names on a separate sheet of paper
previous year. While unforeseeable forc- sentative, my concern was if they’re doing a lot of calls out- Submit donations to: Strathmore District Health Services
es of nature – such as the October grass side the normal area, are we still going to get the same level 200 Brent Blvd., Strathmore, AB T1P 1J9
fires – contributed to the call volume, of service? I’m satisfied that our directors will make sure that
Donors Name & Address: ____________________________________________________
AHS’s closest-car model is sending am- that happens. They were very convincing.”
According to Rob Witty, director of operations with WA- _________________________________________________________________________
bulances outside the local area, leaving
some residents worried about exposing DEMSA, the ambulances have been dispatched to Calgary _________________________________________________________________________

rural communities to be vulnerable. and surrounding areas. However, he said 300 calls over a In Memory of: ____________________________________________________________
“It seems to be, I hate to say it, a 10-months period is equivalent to one extra call a day and has Christmas Greeting to: ______________________________________________________
growing industry,” said Glenn Koester, minimal affect on his staff. Furthermore, he acknowledged Donation Amount:__________________________________________________________
chair of WADEMSA for over 10 years. that if all three ambulances are occupied, other ambulances Please make cheques payable to SDHS Foundation Tree of Hope
“The closest ambulance will go and would be repositioned to Wheatland County from areas such
do a call coming back from, say, a hos- as Calgary or Chestermere, as had been done in the past.
pital. Sometimes they go into Calgary, “We’re being dispatched to a few non-traditional places
sometimes even on the other side of that we typically hadn’t been before,” said Witty. “We’re doing
Calgary. So out in rural it’s not the great- more calls in the Calgary, Chestermere, Langdon areas and
est situation, because we’re left without
our own ambulances; but in the city,
beyond that … but I wouldn’t say (Wheatland County) is left
unmanned.” We’re Moving!!
they seem to have an extra ambulance.” As reeve of Wheatland County, Koester praised Witty and
AHS accepted a contract proposal his staff stating they have his complete trust.
with Wheatland County in 2013, after
two years of negotiations that allowed
the municipality to continue its owner-
ship of the service.
WADEMSA operates and mans three
ambulances, with another three for me-
chanical back-up, when demand is high, As of December 1st, 2017, our new address is:
or for community events and rodeos.
Currently they are being dispatched out
of the Alberta Health Services Southern
Communications Centre.
We’re Moving….. 236 3rd Ave
“We were a happier bunch when we Effective Strathmore, AB
were doing our own dispatch, but the
province won’t let us do that anymore,”
Friday, December 1, 2017,
We’d love for you to stop by and say hi… we’re here to help!
said Koester. “When I first got on, it was Our Strathmore Office will be relocated to: • Estate & Succession Planning
strictly municipal funded and the prov-
ince came in with this great idea that
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they wanted to take it over. We fought • RSP’s / TFSA’s / Open
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keep ownership of it. There’s very few • Business & Key Man Insurance
municipal ambulances in the province • Group Benefits
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trol over it, and I’m glad we did.”
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RSA performs story
Job Posting!
of old-fashioned,
Posting P17-26—Records Management Clerk
Closing Date: December 8, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Canadian Christmas
Wheatland County has an opportunity for a Records Management Clerk. LAUREEN F. GUENTHER travelling together is still timely.
This Records Management Clerk position ensures records are organized in an Times Contributor “When you have a big delay at an
effective, efficient, and accurate manner by cataloguing and classifying official airport or something, it can be re-
records, documents and other information media that includes sensitive and The musical, An L.M. Montgomery ally stressful,” Van Meltebeke said.
Christmas, based on stories by the au- “When you’re travelling at Christmas
confidential information. Customer assistance, FOIP assistance and minor clerical/
thor of Anne of Green Gables, opened and you’re suddenly stuck with these
backup support ensures the position is diversified and challenging. The Records
on Rosebud’s BMO Studio Stage Dec. 1. strangers, it’s easier to judge them be-
Management Clerk reports to the General Manager – Corporate and Financial fore you know them. Then when you
“There are twins and dead fathers
Services or in his/her absence to the designate. get to know them, and see what you
and ministers and fun country women
About the successful candidate: and teenage girls who need to learn have in common, you realize that they
lessons,” said director Jeany Van Melt- can be a kind of family to spend Christ-
 Your provision of administrative support and attention to detail and a high ebeke, also one of the playwrights. “It’s mas with.
level of accuracy with data entry problem solving is second to none. very full of all the things you would ex- “It’s a sweet story, it runs just 85 min-
 You have knowledge of municipal legislation and have a general understanding pect from Lucy Maud Montgomery.” utes, and it has beautiful music, so it’s
of municipal government practices. The cast and crew are Rosebud School one that you could bring pretty much
 You possess a post-secondary diploma, certificate in Information and Records of the Arts second-year students, with anyone to,” she said. It’s not a children’s
Management (equivalencies of training experience will be considered). several upper-years students and grad- play, but she said any children old
 You have strong analytical problem solving, planning and organizational skills. uates rounding out the cast. enough to enjoy Anne of Green Gables
Sixty-six-year-old Aunt Theodora and stories will enjoy this show.
her teenaged niece Lucy Rose are trav- Its timing also allows guests to see
Preference will be given to candidates with experience working for a rural elling on a train in Canada at Christmas- Cariboo Magi in Rosebud’s Opera
municipality. time, in close quarters with a soldier, House afterward.
a minister, a shop girl, a young widow “It’s a wonderful pairing,” Van Melt-
In accordance with Wheatland County’s Personnel Policy, the successful candidate ebeke said. “You come to ours at 4:3
with her children, a wealthy German
will be required to submit to a Criminal Records Check, and must be legally entitled woman and the train conductor. p.m. ... then you can eat dinner at the
to work for any employer in Canada. “When we travel at Christmas and Mercantile and see Cariboo Magi. (In
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an stressful things happen, whether you Cariboo Magi), you’ll have something
interview will be contacted. To apply or for a more detailed job description: want to or not, you’re stuck with peo- that is even more raucous, hilarious,
ple,” Van Meltebeke said. “Sometimes thought-provoking … full of heart and
Human Resources, Wheatland County courageous offerings happen, and then redemption.”
RR1 Hwy 1 connection and community can hap- An L.M. Montgomery Christmas runs
Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J6 pen.” Thursdays to Saturdays, Dec. 1 to 23.
Fax (403) 934-4889 Aunt Theodora tells Lucy Rose and Get tickets at or
Email: the others a story from her childhood, 1-800-267-7553. The $20 ticket does not
a play within the play. include a meal.
No phone calls, please. “That story has a message of sacrifice “It’s got all the elements of a Cana-
and giving for Christmas,” Van Melt- dian Christmas: northern lights and
ebeke said. “They are inspired by the snow, and cold, and polite but cranky
story to try and do Christmas there on people,” Van Meltebeke said. “Do your-
the train.” self the favour of coming out to Rose-
Though the play is set during the bud (and) giving yourself a Christmas
First World War, the idea of strangers treat. You’ll be blessed.”

Strathmore United Church Presents
The Heebee-Jeebees
Wheatland County On
Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (SDAB) 817
Applications Being Accepted!
Wheatland County invites membership applications for the
Subdivision & Development Appeal Board—Division 6 representative,
for a term expiring on October 31, 2020.
The Subdivision & Development Appeal Board consists of a member at
large from each electoral division, appointed by Wheatland
County Council. SDAB members meet to hear appeals on subdivision
and development applications from the Municipal Planning
Commission, the development officer, or on orders from the
development officer.
If you require more information, please contact the Wheatland
County Chief Administrative Officer, Alan Parkin, at 403-934-3321.
Please forward letters of interest to
prior to December 15, 2017. The Heebee-jeebees are an a cappella quartet formed in 1993, and in the past 24 years have sung
thousands of performances, appeared on local, national and international radio, television and
print. The group has a reputation for being hilarious, entertaining and extremely talented. The
Heebee-jeebees have released eight recordings, all to international recognition including 4 CARA
nominations and 2 CARA Awards. They have won the Canadian Championships of Harmony twice, as
well as Championships in the USA. They continue to impress and entertain audiences with their
voices, and are considered the best of comedic a cappella entertainment.

Strathmore United Church Tickets
December 1, 2017—7:30 pm $25.00—Adult
For tickets contact $10—Students (17 and under)
Linda—403-901-2797 $60—Seasons Pass (3 Concerts)
December 1, 2017 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 11

Strathmore renews contract with WID
MIRIAM OSTERMANN provides direction to protect drainage storm water facilities exclusively, as well Canal.
Times Associate Editor courses necessary to the town to man- as for structures beneficial to the town The draft agreement was presented to
age its storm water. By entering into within Strathmore’s boundaries or for council at the Committee of the Whole
Following amendments to better suit the agreement, Strathmore will dole out purposes that were previously agreed meeting on Nov. 8. The agreement is val-
Strathmore’s present-day policies and $31,000 in 2017 in addition to consumer upon between the partners in writing. id from Nov. 1, 2017 until Oct. 31, 2027.
needs, town council agreed to renew its price index adjustment every year. The The Stormwater Discharge agreement Council unanimously approved the
Stormwater Discharge agreement with money will be taken out of the Storm grants Strathmore the ability to dis- mayor and chief administrative officer
the Western Irrigation District (WID) to Operating budget. charge at a peak rate that cannot exceed to sign the Stormwater Discharge agree-
span over the next decade. Councillor Jason Montgomery was 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) in the ment between the Town of Strathmore
Administration shed light on the mod- concerned about strong language in Secondary A Canal, 60 cfs at Eagle Lake and the Western Irrigation District on
ifications to the original 2007 agree- regards to the water discharge quality Ditch, and 5 cfs in the case of North A Nov. 15.
ment, which sets out an annual payment and the implications of a development
from the town to the WID for issuing a agreement levy. However, Ruault put
licence to discharge water. The changes council’s mind at ease, stating the town
included minor adjustments, clarifica- has had positive experiences in dealing
tions about the Cooperative Stormwater with the WID in the past and that the
Management Initiative (CSMI) agree- levy is an off-site levy collected by the
ment – in the event it’s successful – and WID to build facilities in order to help
clean-up of some of the document’s with storm water.
wording. “They take irrigation very serious and
“The WID Stormwater Agreement is wanted some very serious language in
very important to the town, and with there, and we’ve always had that lan-
our partner the WID, it enables us to guage in there in our agreement,” said
discharge our storm water from the Ruault.
original town boundaries,” said Mark “We’ve always managed to work with
Ruault, director of infrastructure and the WID to resolve any issues around
development services for the Town of our water quality. I’m not concerned
Strathmore. about that because of our strong work-
The agreement outlines the discharge ing relationship and how we’ve been
parameters the town must meet, with able to deal with it in the past.”
described discharged rates to Eagle The levy is said to be utilized by the
Lake Ditch, the North A Canal and the WID for paying for the cost of complet-
Secondary A Canal. Furthermore, it ing or rehabilitating existing or new

Wheatland Lodge fundraises
for activity bus

MIRIAM OSTERMANN pendence possible.”
Times Associate Editor The idea behind the activity bus is not
to provide general transportation. Rath-
The Wheatland Housing Management er, the organization will utilize the ve-
Body (WHMB) is closing the gap on its hicle to transport its residents to attend
fundraising goal to purchase an activ- community events and outings such as

ity bus, providing an opportunity for the Celebration of Lights, local sporting
increased participation at Wheatland events, field trips to Kananaskis Coun-
Lodge. try, the golf course, Aspen Crossing, din-
Over $19,000 – or two-thirds – of the ner theatres, shopping trips and school
estimated cost of purchasing a used productions in which many residents’
15-passenger vehicle has already been grandchildren are involved.
acquired through donations made by the Wheatland Lodge, which currently
residents’ families, local service groups houses a maximum of 95 residents, will

and Strathmore’s financial institutions.
As no such vehicle is currently in the
continue to rely on the service of the
Handibus to transport its seniors to their FOR JANUARY & FEBRUARY
non-profit organization’s possession, medical appointments and to fulfill their
personal errands and everyday travel
and any outing currently requires the as-
sistance of the Handibus, where space is needs.
Our ATCO family is offering our neighbours a hea�elt gi� of free
limited to six people and one staff mem- “Our objective is not intended to re- energy to sta� the New Year. Sign up by December 28 and enjoy
ber, the new activity bus will provide a place the service of the Handibus, but
greater opportunity for more seniors to to collaborate and support one another two month’s electricity and natural gas for your home − on us.*
partake in community activities. in providing the best possible service to
“When we put out a sign-up list, the our seniors, as many residents access Because in Albe�a, that’s what neighbours do.
first six to beat it to the board get to go the Handibus for medical appointments
and the others don’t … and that is our and personal transportation and will
intent of this bus, to give them options
and independence to be able to go and
continue to do so,” said Cook.
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munity life and that’s what we’re here viduals still have access to their vehicles applicable. Energy credits do not apply towards: Delivery Charges, Local Access or Municipal Franchise Fees, Administration Fees, Taxes, Levies or other charges
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spiritual, social, physical and intellectual the new bus, Wheatland Lodge is host- change who you purchase natural gas services or electricity services from, you will continue receiving natural gas and electricity from the distribution company
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New licensing to
Rosebud Artisans at Work
protect home buyers
Lynn Moerschbacher of Moer Honey described her honey and handmade SHARON MCLEAY pected to increase that delay. He saw the licensing
beeswax candles for customer Maki Van Dyke, at the Rosebud Artisan Mar- Times Contributor as another type of tax and felt the cost might be
ket on Nov. 18. The event also featured paintings and prints, art mugs and passed on to the consumers.
calendars by Valerie Speer and Chantal Marsolais, rustic décor by Glenda “My concern is there are so many changes that
Residential building contractors and developers
Warkentin and Hayley Rosenau, and Missbuttoned Jewelry by Naomi Esau.
Marie Russell performed live music. will require licenses to build in Alberta as of Dec. 1. happen in the industry that it is very hard to keep
Photo Courtesy of Naomi Esau abreast of changes if you are only doing one or
“The builder licensing will require builders to
demonstrate they are in good financial standing two houses a year,” said Nephin. “A lot of the small

Strathmore Veterinary Clinic and have the competencies and skills to work in
residential home construction,” stated a spokes-
builders are going away. It is a lot harder for small
builders to survive.”
person for Alberta Municipal Affairs. “Combined Corey Fehr of Abe Fehr Contracting agreed it will
with mandatory home warranties, builder licensing be another worry for small builders.
Saturday, Dec. 2 would improve builder accountability and residen- “It is definitely going to be a challenge for small
Strathmore tial construction quality.” builders. It definitely begs to consider whether it is
Veterinary Clinic To qualify, contractors must have built at least worth it to jump through the hoops and this might
10 - Noon two houses within the last two years. It may also drive a lot of small business owners out of busi-
apply to those engaged in residential renovations. ness,” said Fehr, who added that he thinks in the
Langdon Licenses are valid for one year and will cost about long term, there will be less choice of contractors
Veterinary Clinic $600 with renewals at $500. Unlicensed builders for consumers.
1 - 2 pm will not be able to obtain building permits. Owner Both contractors agreed there are bad contrac-
Free 5x7 photo builders do not require a permit to build a home tors out there who take advantage of people.
with a food bank donation. “Will it make a difference? I don’t know if it will
they will reside in, and some charities are exempt.
Join us at the vet The move was generated from workshops and or not,” said Nephin.
clinic for hot input provided to the government, by 1,200 Alber- Fehr said that people who flout the rules are just
chocolate and tans filling out surveys. The results were compiled going to continue what they are doing.
Christmas treats. and the ruling hopes to protect potential home “They are still going to follow the same moral
owners and increase their confidence that homes compass they do at this point,” he said. “The way
are properly built. It also aligns with other prov- they are going about this problem is not good for
inces’ building requirements. the overall economy, but you can see why they
Local contractors are taking a wait-and-see want to deal with the problem.”
stance. Fehr and Nephin thought consumer education
“I don’t see it as a benefit. If you are an estab- and possibly an educational component to the li-
lished builder with new home warranties, it is just censing might be a better way to prevent bad build-
more that we have to do to qualify to be a builder,” ing practices.
said Barry Nephin of Aquilla Homes. “There are always people around who can get
43 Spruce
Nephin Lane
said it used to be they could start work around the rules,” said Nephin. “The easiest way for
two to three weeks into the process and now it
has increased to six or eight. The new ruling is ex-
these builders to go away is for buyers to ask for
references on their previous work.”

BYLAW 2017-007
DATE: December 13, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Village Office Located at 110 Main Street, Rockyford, Alberta

PURPOSE: The purpose of Bylaw 2017-007 is to consider an application to amend Land Use Bylaw 2014-002,
Schedule “A”, The Land Use District Map, by re-designating the property located at 320 Main Street, Rocky-
ford AB, and legally described as Block 5, Plan 5728CC in the NW ¼ of Sec. 22, Twp. 26, Rng. 23, W4 from
the Public Service District (P-1) to Central Business District (CB) to accommodate the redevelopment of the
former school site as identified below:

PRESENTATION: A Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber, in the Village Office, located at 110
Main Street, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 commencing at 7:00 p.m. Council will hear from any person
claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw. The time limit of oral presentations is subject to the direction
of the Chairperson. Oral and written comments should address the point of the proposed amendment.
Persons wishing to submit a letter, petition or other communication concerning these matters in advance of
the Public Hearing, may do so provided they are legibly written. Submissions will be received up to 4:00 p.m.
on December 12, 2017 and should be addressed to: The Village of Rockyford, Box 294, Rockyford, Alberta, T0J
2R0. Please be advised that the personal information in submissions made, is collected under the authority of
the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 33(c) and subsequent versions of
the Act. All submissions provided to the Village Council will be publicly available, in accordance with Section
40(1) of the FOIP Act.

DOCUMENTATION: A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected by the public during regular office
hours, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Village Office, located at 110 Main Street.

This notice is given pursuant to Sections 606 and 692 of the Municipal Government Act.

First Publication: Dec. 1, 2017
Second Publication: Dec. 7, 2017
Elaine Macdonald
Chief Administrative Officer
December 1, 2017 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 13

Strathmore Lions Club

christmas party
Strathmore Civic Center
December 10, 2017
2-4 pm
Tea, coffee, Live music by
cookies, and the Crowther Jazz Band
and the Crowther grade 9 band
Christmas fun!
A visit from Santa and Mrs.Claus

Entertainment by Cabots Crossing

Contact Hayley Poirier (403-901-3472) for more information

Thank You
The Village of Hussar would like to thank everyone who
donated their time and money to the Canada 150 celebration.
Peter & Kristen Anderson Niels & Barb Larsen
Bruce & Sharon Burton Martin Shields, MP
Chinook Financial (Hussar) Robert McIntosh
Lorne Conley Tim Muir
Don’s Café & Lounge Murray Chrysler
Larry & Marie Faye Napa Auto Parts Strathmore
Marvin & Cheryl Fisher Linda Oickle
FortisAlberta Ltd. The Print Shop
Strathmore Lion’s Celebration of Lights Christmas Park’s Light Up the Night Donald & Kay Fraser Richardson Pioneer
drew in larger crowds than any opening day over the past 10 years. The Hussar 4-H Multi-Club Sanden Agriculture
night featured Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a Lion’s Club barbecue, hot chocolate
and cookies, fire pits, sleigh rides, raffles and fireworks. The park will be
Hussar Ag Society Joan Snyder
open until the second Saturday of January 2018. Hussar Caterers Moira Sproule
Doug Taylor Photos Hussar Historical Society Strathmore Co-op

Largest attendance to date
Hussar Ladies’ Gala Strathmore Ford
Hussar Lion’s Club Strathmore Motor Product
Hussar Masons’ Lodge Arthur & Dianne Taubert

at 10th annual Christmas park
Hussar Seed Cleaning Co-op Lois Thompson
Hussar Sundowners Seniors’ Stan & Sandi Vicic
Centre YS Welding
Kay Isaak Brian Wiechel
MIRIAM OSTERMANN behind the grill preparing their annual charity bar- Ken’s Hail Insurance
Times Associate Editor becue, while Hammerhill Stables and the Steward We would also like to extend a special thank you to all the members of
Family provided sleigh rides. the Community Events Committee and other volunteers
Strathmore Lion’s Celebration of Lights Christ- The night’s popularity also proved itself in facts, that helped out during the events!
mas Park celebrated its milestone 10-year anniver- as the barbeque brought in $1,577.90, the do-
sary with a record-breaking attendance and new nation box collected $464.30, the raffle raised a
attractions, despite struggling with poor weather whopping $1,762, while the total surpassed last
conditions and low volunteer turnout leading up year’s total at $3,804 - $1,400 more than in 2016. 240 - 3rd Avenue, Strathmore • 403-901-0664
to opening night. Despite positive feedback and a large turnout,
With temperatures on the plus side, over 3,000 event organizers managed to pull off the attrac-
patrons were estimated to have attended the pop- tion with only five to eight volunteers a day, the
ular Light up the Night event at the Strathmore help of 25 Wheatland King players one weekend,
agricultural grounds on Nov. 25, following Strath- and Gray’s Limited clearing away snow, after bat-
more’s Santa Claus Parade. tling several snow storms and strong winds.
With 20 volunteers ensuring the event’s success, “We had some volunteers that had some issues
the park also offered two choirs – the Ecole Brent- that didn’t allow them to do as much as in the
wood Elementary School junior choir, and the past, so it was a bit of strain but we got through,”
Strathmore Senior Choir – Backstreet Productions said Dennis McNeill, president of the Strathmore
as DJ, and Santa’s cottage on the east side of the and District Agricultural Society.
parking lot where people relaxed with cookies “It was busier than it has been for a long time,
and hot chocolate. Because of long lines and high one of our better crowds. I think the weather con-
attendance this year, Mr. and Mrs. Claus stayed the tributed and I think popularity. People are hearing
latest to date – 9:15 p.m. about it and we had a lot of comments ahead of
“It went probably better than any year we’ve time.”
had,” said Rose Hamrlik, chair of the Strathmore McNeill added that more attractions are being
Lion’s Celebration of Lights Christmas Park. introduced to the park over the coming weeks,
“We looked at probably two-and-a-half hours of including a small home that was donated to the
We now offer BaseLine Concussion
vehicles coming into the grounds. Overall it went cause, which will be decorated in Christmas lights
very smoothly, I just found it a lot busier than and placed on a trailer for display.
usual. But this year and last year were our biggest The Strathmore Lion’s Celebration of Lights Screenings, as well as Treatment
crowds.” Christmas Park will remain open until Jan. 13, for Concussions.
New to the grounds was a 50-foot-high Christ- 2018. The Family New Year’s Party will take place
mas tree that was placed with the help of For- on Dec. 31 at the Livestock Pavillion from 5 p.m. Call and book your appointment today!
tis Alberta and a new set of reindeer statues that until 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 per family. Photos with
greeted attendees – a necessary purchase that fol- Santa is also scheduled for Dec. 24 at the Castle on Your Family Health Care Team
lowed last year’s vandalism. the ag grounds from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Families will Drs. Jason Hollingsworth and Heather Russell Chiropractors
The Strathmore Lion’s Club was also seen back need to bring their own cameras.
Page 14 • Strathmore TIMES • December 1, 2017

Wheatland County
Water Act
Notice is given that Wheatland County has filed an application under
the provisions of the Water Act to infill 0.32 ha of wetland for the
purpose of upgrading a portion of Range Road 254 west of Strathmore,
AB located at industrial development located at NE 08-024-25-W4M,
SE 08-024-25-W4M, NW 09-024-25-W4M, SW 09-024-25-W4M, and NE
Founder Dannah Davies held up three different flavours of peanut brittle candy at the Sweetsmith
Wetland disturbances include the partial removal of one Candy Co. manufacturing facility on Nov 14.
Brady Grove Photo
Temporary – Freshwater Marsh wetland (0.02 ha) and three
Seasonal – Freshwater Marshes (0.30 ha). An in-lieu payment for
wetland loss will be paid to Ducks Unlimited Canada in accordance with From cars to kitchens:
the Alberta Wetland Policy.

Any person who is directly affected by the application may submit a
Becoming a candy maker
statement of concern to: BRADY GROVE board with making the customer expe-
Times Contributor rience everything that it could be.”
Davies had to drop out of Mount
Environment and Parks Royal University and quit her day jobs
For most people, candy is about en-
Regulatory Approvals Centre joying that chocolate bar, hitting that to focus on the business full time. She
5th Floor, South Petroleum Plaza sweet spot or just kicking back and en- acknowledged that some people learn
9915 108 Street joying a Junior Mint during a movie. well at school, but she learned best in
EDMONTON AB T5K 2G8 But for Dannah Davies, founder of the business world and from other en-
Phone: 780-427-6311 Sweetsmith Candy Co., it’s a way of life. trepreneurs.
“When I started the company, I hoped Sweetsmith Candy Co. was official-
Fax: 780-422-0154 ly created in July 2012 and moved its
it was something I would do forever,”
Email: said Davies. “I went into it with the as- manufacturing facility to Strathmore in
sumption it was going to be a great suc- 2014.
Within 7 days of providing this notice. cess. People thought I was insane.” Strathmore was chosen because there
The founding of Sweetsmith Candy was a bigger and more financially rea-
The written statement of concern should include the following: Co. began in 2008 when Davies’ father sonable space available on 3rd Avenue.
moved the family to Arizona to start a On Sept. 1, Sweetsmith Candy Co.
tutoring business. However, the eco- moved to a new location south of High-
 The application number: 001-00389223 nomic downturn was right around the way 1 in the newer industrial area. It is
 Describe concerns that are relevant to matters regulated by the corner, which proved devastating for the fifth space Davies has occupied as
Water Act. Davies and her family, and left them they keep outgrowing their locations.
 Explain how the filer of the concern will be directly affected by the struggling to pay bills and forced them “Every one of our staff is from Strath-
activity and/or diversion of water proposed in the application. to rely on food stamps. more and the surrounding area,” said
Davies didn’t set out to start a candy Davies. “We are a growing company
 Provide the legal land location of the land owned or used by the and we want to put our roots down in
manufacturing company, but due to the
filer where the concerns described or believed to be applicable. tough times brought on by the down- Strathmore.”
 State the distance between the land owned or used by the filer and turn she had to. Davies and her mother The business offers 30 different fla-
the site in the application. began creating orders of peanut brittle vours of peanut brittle, but it wasn’t just
 Contact information including the full name and mailing address of and toffee which her father began sell- about selling the sweetest candy for
the filer. Please provide the phone number and/or email address ing at farmer’s markets and parking Davies; she wanted health conscious
lots. customers to be able to try her prod-
for ease of contact. ucts without fear of an allergic reaction.
“When I started the company, I had
very little business experience,” said Most of her products are wheat, soy,
Environment and Parks will review each written statement of concern, Davies. “There was no business plan. dairy and egg free because peanut brit-
seek more information if needed and notify each filer by letter of the There was no plan at all really. It was tle doesn’t usually contain these ingre-
decision to accept or reject their written submission as a valid just ‘I know how to make candy and I dients. She had people asking her if her
statement of concern. The Public Notice of this application will also be know that people like it.’” products were gluten-free or vegan.
Davies moved back to Canada when “I started to realize there was a de-
posted on the Department’s website at: mand in the marketplace for allergen-
she was 18 years old and she started selling peanut brittle candy and cooking friendly items,” said Davies.
out of her brother’s kitchen. Davies was According to Davies, she also want-
Please quote file number: 00389223 fine selling in the summer but hadn’t ed to be involved in seasonal flavours
anticipated what she was going to do such as pumpkin spice in October, and
in the winter. Eventually she caught her Christmas season is no different. Start-
Further information regarding this project can be obtained from:
big break a year later and was invited ing Nov. 27, four limited time flavours
to be a vendor at the Spruce Meadows – gingerbread, candy cane, chocolate
Janet Bauman Christmas Market. peanut brittle and groggnog (made
Amec Foster Wheeler However, the opportunity came at a from egg nog) – will be available at 24
140 Quarry Park Blvd SE cost of $1,800 to lease a space. After Co-op locations around Alberta, includ-
Calgary, AB T2C 3G3 consulting with her mom, Davies took ing the Strathmore location.
a chance. The gamble paid off as Da- Sweetsmith Candy Co. isn’t Strath-
vies has been at the same space in the more’s only candy shop: Tasty Candy Spruce Meadows Christmas Market for is expected to open in early December,
six seasons now. which has the town thrilled.
Statements filed regarding this application are public records which are According to Davies, farmers markets “We are delighted to have more spe-
accessible by the public and Applicant. Failure to file statements of are a perfect place to test new products cialty shops and businesses in Strath-
concerns may affect the right to file a Notice of Appeal with the and get feedback from customers. more,” said Chuck Procter, town plan-
“We get feedback in the form of ner for Strathmore. “It’s these unique
Environmental Appeals Board.
squeals of delight,” said Davies. “I think businesses that help bring people to
if you want to make a successful busi- our town and make it easy for folks to
ness, you have to be 100 per cent on keep shopping local.”
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SHS vs SHS vs SHS vs SHS vs SHS vs
Magrath Zeniths St. Martin de Porres Kodiaks St. Paul Saints St. Paul Saits Morinville Wolves

Strathmore High School hosted the 2017 Alberta School’s Athletic Association’s 3A Boys Volleyball Provincial Championship Nov. 23-25. Games were played at SHS and Crowther Memorial Junior High
School, capping off a successful season for the Strathmore Spartans.
Tyler Lowey and Doug Taylor Photos

Strathmore High School hosts 3A Provincial Volleyball Championship
TYLER LOWEY are a very good team with experienced wins, with the Wolves leading the way fell apart in the third set. That was the
Times Reporter players and athletic kids. They were a at 3-0. one game we should have won.”
difficult team to match up against.” “At that point we controlled our own When the Spartans arrived at their
The Alberta School’s Athletic Associa- Of course, the Spartans wouldn’t have destiny. A win would have at least given home gym the next morning, they knew
tion provincial banner hung all week- been in a must-win scenario if they us a tiebreak, but it didn’t go our way,” they were faced with a tough task. In
end from the centre balcony at the didn’t let their final set on the second said Hintz. order to advance, they needed to knock
Strathmore High School gymnasium like day of completion slip away from them. The Saints came out and took the first off the top-ranked team and eventual
the briefcase at the WWE Money In The The Spartans opened the tournament set from the Spartans, in what played silver medalist to force a tiebreak.
Bank Match, waiting for someone to on a sour note, as they dropped their out as one of the best matches of the Following the straight-set loss, the
seize the moment. opener to the 12th ranked Magrath High tournament. Spartans playoff dreams were crushed.
The host Strathmore High School School Zeniths 2-0 (20-25, 22-25), put- The Saints were relentless on defence: “It’s hard to lose like that. It’s hard be-
Spartans played their final game of ting them behind the eight ball early. they dug up balls with their feet, pan- cause I’ll never play this type of volley-
the season with the banner hanging in The hosts bounced back on Nov. 24, caked hands, shoulders, fists – by any ball ever again,” said Wilchowy, a Grade
the distance. That was the closest they as the Spartans squeaked out a victory way necessary to keep the rally alive. 12 student.
would get to touching what could have against the Louis St. Laurent Barons af- “It was really good volleyball both Wilchowy is one of five seniors who
been the school’s first 3A provincial title ter splitting the first two sets 25-21, 12- sides,” said Hintz. “Both teams did a re- donned the Spartan jersey for the final
in boys volleyball. 25. In the third, the Spartans opened up ally good job defending, which created time. He suited up with Ben Cull, Colton
Sitting with a record of 2-3 entering on an 8-1 run on a couple nice kills from some crazy rallies. We kept hitting the Cordes, Ryan Edwards and Tomas Mon-
their final round robin game against the Grade 10 student Daniel Mulder, finish- ball hard and they kept finding ways to cayo for one last go.
top-ranked Morinville Community High ing up 15-12. dig it up.” “Losing five Grade 12s is pretty aver-
School Wolves, the Spartans needed a Later in the afternoon the Spartans The Spartans battled back to take the age for us. We have always done a good
win to force a tiebreaker to reach the handled the St. Martin de Porres High second set 25-21, but couldn’t keep the job here of retooling and maintaining a
playoffs. School Kodiaks fairly easily. They led momentum going against the Saints in solid level of performance throughout
Instead, the Wolves clipped the Spar- 14-2 in the first set and hung on to the the third set, who needed a win at 1-2 to the years. Hopefully we have another
tans 21-25 in the first set and coasted to 25-19 win, followed by a 25-18 victory keep their playoff hopes alive. good season next year,” said Hintz.
a 16-25 victory in the second set, ending in the second set. Bouncing back, the Saints stormed The early exit from provincials wasn’t
the season for the Spartans. Entering their third and final game of out to an 8-1 lead in the third set and ideal, but it wasn’t the end of the world
“Our goal was to reach the playoffs, the day, a win would at least position coasted to the 7-15 victory. for a few players on the team. Edwards
so we needed a win against Morinville, them for a tiebreaker to decide who “We should have won that game in and Wilchowy won’t have too much
but we were a little over-matched,” said would qualify for the playoff round. The two (sets),” said Caleb Wilchowy. “We time off, as the senior boys basketball
Spartans Head Coach Cole Hintz. “They Spartans and Zeniths were tied with two didn’t start the way we wanted to and team starts play this weekend.

StratThimore PLAYER OF

Saturday, December 9 • 8:00 pm vs Cochrane Saturday, Nov 25
Sunday, December 10 • 5:00 pm vs Three Hills Montour

Strathmore Family Centre - Gold Arena Sunday, Nov 26
Come Cheer on Your Strathmore Wheatland Kings!
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Kings struggles in the third period bubbling up
TYLER LOWEY each night. In the last few games they George Montour buried his 13th on a
Times Reporter haven’t done that. We have had to power play from Garret Vander Ploeg
pull them a couple times lately,” said and Brenden Moore.
The once high-flying Strathmore Stoodley. “Kelly has good starts, but Vander Ploeg was at it again to close
Wheatland Kings have fallen on hard then when he gets scored on lately, he out the second, as Montour dished a
times, as players and coaches become has been losing his focus. Goalies get perfect pass to Chayse Hnatowich out
critical of their late-game efforts. scored on – that’s part of the game. We front. Even with Vinck down and out,
Not too long ago, the Kings were roll- need him to bear down and make saves Hnatowich had the presence of mind to
ing teams, scoring upwards of seven for us.” wait for Vander Ploeg to get even more
goals a game, and it felt like everyone There was nothing Kelly could have open, before sliding him the puck for
and their dog was scoring a hat trick. done on the game-tying goal, as a point the easy tap-in.
These are different times, as for the shot from Michael McTighe was tipped Vander Ploeg is flourishing during his
first time this season, the Kings have in by Devon Barlow. first year with the Kings. In 18 games,
blown back-to-back third period leads. Logan MacLean supplied the win- he has six goals and 12 points. He’s
“Guys are getting away from our ner, as he scored from an odd angle even caught the eye of his older broth-
game plan. They know what they have through a screen, as Kelly appeared to er Hayden.
to do, they did it through the first not see the shot. Evan Pakkala pumped “It’s awesome playing on the same
16 games, but after we came off that in a power play goal to close out the team as him,” said Hayden. “We have a
six-game winning streak, things have period. good connection out on the ice, get to
snowballed downhill for us,” said Kings “We aren’t winning battles we used to spend a lot more time together and it’s
Head Coach Shadoe Stoodley. win in the past. We need to go through great to see him making an impact.”
The latest third period lead surren- guys instead of swinging a poke check But not too big of an impact accord-
dered took place Nov. 26 at the Strath- at them. Our faceoffs have been lacka- ing to the older brother of three years.
more Family Centre, when the Kings daisical and we need a better effort on “Of course, we have a rivalry out
Strathmore Wheatland Kings leading scorer
led the High River Flyers 3-2, before board battles,” said alternate captain there. We want to do better in every-
George Montour tries to avoid High River Flyers
allowing three straight to close out the Cole Busslinger. “We haven’t had the thing – goals, points – I want to do bet- forward Ryan Crisalli Nov. 26 at the Strathmore
final frame, losing 5-3. heart to win lately.” ter than him,” said Hayden, who also Family Centre.
The Kings (9-7-2) entered the week- It has been a frustrating go for has 12 points this season. Tyler Lowey Photo
end ender two points behind the Flyers Busslinger this season. Last year he Both brothers were held off the score
(10-8-3) for third in the Southern Divi- netted 14 goals in 35 games. He en- sheet one night earlier as the Kings let them stand there in the slot and take
sion. tered the tilt against the Flyers with one another 3-2 third-period lead evapo- any shot they wanted and whack away
Indiana Kelly was appearing in his goal in his last seven games, but got rate. at the rebound. When it’s five-on-five,
14th game for the Kings, already eclips- on board at the 19:59 mark of the first At least that time the Kings managed we need to find our man and cover
ing last year’s total, and didn’t look period. to force the extra frame, where they him. Nobody should have been open
sharp. Crashing down the ice with less than didn’t record a shot on net and fell 4-3 like that.”
There were times throughout the 20 seconds remaining, Busslinger cut to to the Mountainview Colts (10-7-3) at The Kings will look to find their
night where shots squeezed through the middle and roofed one past Chantz the Didsbury Recreation Complex. footing this month, as four of their six
him, causing him to pray and fall back Vinck at the buzzer. Bradley Tingey, captain Keenan Ogle games will take place at the Strathmore
on a loose rebound. In the second, a “I could hear everyone yelling to and Hnatowich picked up the tallies for Family Centre.
dump-in caught him off guard and went shoot; I saw the goalie slide to the the Kings, as they led 3-0 into the sec- There is only one game on tap for the
between his legs, only to glance off the right so I shot left and it went in,” said ond half of the middle frame. Kings this weekend, as they host the
back of his skate and slide wide of the Busslinger. “Last night we weren’t tough enough Blackfalds Wranglers (12-4-0) Dec. 2 at
net, saving himself from Dan Cloutier ‘The Kings’ most productive line got in our own end,” said Stoodley. “We let 8 p.m.
highlights running through his mind. things going 2:22 seconds after Buss-
“During our six-game winning streak, ligner’s goal in hockey time, but about
our goalies gave us a chance to win 20 minutes later in real time, when

RCW numbers down
TYLER LOWEY When the show is in town, fans are
Times Reporter entertained for about two hours, as six
matches take place with a couple of ti-
Wrestling fans in Strathmore were left tles on the line during the co- and main
empty handed Nov. 23 after the Royal events.
Canadian Legion No. 10 cancelled their The two sides are currently hashing
scheduled Real Canadian Wrestling out a deal to bring the RCW back to
(RCW) event. Strathmore in January, but an exact
Since the RCW returned to the Le- date is yet to be determined.
gion last June, attendance has been in a When the wrestling does return to
steady decline, according to RCW pro- the Legion, Ewaschuk hopes he has the
moter/owner Steven Ewaschuk. rights to the Stampede Wrestling name.
“It’s tough to get big draws in small “We aren’t going to call ourselves
towns around Christmas, so we talked Stampede Wrestling, but we want to
and we are hoping to be back in Janu- take the sport back to the grass roots,
ary,” said Ewaschuk. the good versus evil wrestling; and
The wrestling was cancelled in favour hopefully that brings an older crowd to
of a few Christmas parties and a pair of the Legion,” said Ewaschuk.
funerals that week. The RCW was drawing its biggest
“We’re a business as well. We look at crowds on the weekends back in the
it and see that we can be making more day. But the unbridled passion for
money with Christmas or birthday par- hockey in Strathmore has the RCW now
ties,” said Legion board member Allan booking its events mid-week, away
Auger. “We can’t keep (the wrestling) from any large hockey tournaments.
going for five to 10 people. In order for The events have been taking place
this to be a viable event, we need 50 once a month until this point. Auger
to 60 more people in attendance than thinks spacing them out a little bit more
what we have gotten lately.” could create some interest and desire to
Ewaschuk said RCW was a regular catch a show if there’s a longer period
event in Strathmore four years ago and in between viewings.
would draw crowds nearing 100-strong. Whatever the case may be, wrestling
Lately, RCW struggles to put 20 butts in will be back in January, that is certain. Calgary Tractorland (BALZAC)
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donated back $1 of each ticket to the site and they have a Facebook page, so
Legion. We think it’s important to give fans of all ages can follow and keep
back to the community and help the Le- up-to-date with news, results and show
gion hang around,” said Ewaschuk. postings.
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Local product shines at CFR, impresses childhood idol
TYLER LOWEY Canadian Finals Rodeo with Aleman rode into the ring at
Times Reporter her idol, Avery Aleman re- Northlands Coliseum alongside
turned to the rodeo ring with Niki Flundra, a professional
Nine years after making her idol watching from afar. trick rider, during a break be-
her first appearance at the At the young age of five, tween rodeo events highlighting
the future of rodeo.
“It was a way for the kids to

Pass the Salt dream big and help develop the
future of the sport. She came out,
did a few simple tricks and then
GIVING LIFE PURPOSE gym for a workout. Others left,” said Flundra. “It’s great to
AND MEANING might go biking, golfing, see her continue the sport.”
Flundra has always been a role
skating or skiing. Rest is
model for Aleman. One year pri-
Work gives life purpose and partaking in an activity that or to her debut on the hallowed
meaning. That said, most of is different than the work rodeo grounds, her parents took
us have heard the saying, you have been performing her to the Strathmore Stampede
“All work and no play the past six days. Rest and saw Flundra perform. It was
makes Jack a dull boy.” refreshes and re-energizes then that she asked her parents
In the stories of creation, such that you are able to to help get her involved in the
God worked for six days return to work and be your sport. Avery Aleman rode her horse Rocket around the Northlands Coliseum on opening
and on the seventh, rested. best. This wouldn’t be the last time night of at the 44th Canadian Finals Rodeo as a member of the Young Gunz Trick
the two worked together. Grow- Riding Team on Nov. 8.
We read: Genesis 2:2-3 Wearing a Christian lens, Photo Courtesy of Mike Copeman
ing up just outside of Strath-
“And on the seventh day “whether you eat or drink, more, Aleman teamed up with hearing the crowd cheer sent lia for competitions.
God finished the work that or whatever you do, do her idol throughout the years chills down my back and got my When she saddles up for a
he had done, and he rested everything for the glory of to help foster her growth in the adrenaline going,” said Aleman. heated battle, Aleman will per-
on the seventh day from God”. (I Corinthians 10:31) sport, learning from the best. “It makes me so happy; this is form four tricks, each with a
all the work that he had Doing ‘everything for the Flundra runs her own trick something I’ve always wanted to maximum point total up for
done. So God blessed the glory of God’ is very freeing. riding clinics, travelling across do.” grabs. Whoever attains the high-
seventh day and hallowed It creates an atmosphere the province to help the next In a span of about five min- est point total is the winner.
it, because on it God rested of gratitude and opens the generation of riders. utes, Aleman and her Young These days, she has collected
“Avery is a very talented young Gunz teammate Cora Croteau several ribbons, sashes and belt
from all the work that he possibility of living up to
rider,” said Flundra. “You have to peeled off a handful of tricks buckles from all her winnings.
had done in creation.” your full potential. have a good mix of athletic abil- that are not recommended for It isn’t just the flashy trick rid-
Yes, we need to work, but Thank you God for both ity, horsemanship, courage and your average horse rider. ing Aleman performs in. She
we also need to rest. Each giving us and modeling for strength to be successful in trick Aleman was hanging off the has also had her pro Canadian
of us will rest differently. For us the life giving rhythm of riding, and she has all those saddle with one hand, no hands Professional Rodeo Associa-
some it might be sleeping work and rest. qualities.” and upside down with a leg tion and her Professional Rodeo
in, cooking a special Fast forward to this November. hanging above her body, as her Cowboys Association card for
breakfast and then curling Rev. Pamela Scott Aleman made her return to the horse Rocket raced around the two years now, as she rides her
up with a book. For others it Strathmore United Church rodeo ring during the 44th and arena at break-neck speed. other horse Dolly in the barrels,
final CFR at Northlands. For Aleman, this was just a pole bending, break away rop-
might mean heading to the
Aleman performed on open- drop in the hat. She couldn’t ing, goat tying and team roping.
ing night as a member of the even bust out her favourite and Life has slowed down for the
Young Gunz trick riding team. most difficult move, the Stroud 14-year-old with the end of ro-
Flundra was also on hand, Layout – where she positions deo season. Hockey occupies
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WHL Rockets to practise in Strathmore
TYLER LOWEY erly and fed properly by the time they more. The WHL is just a step or two
Times Reporter leave,” said Strathmore Station owner below the NHL, so it will be great to
Peter Klironomos. “We get the Medicine have kids come out and see this level
A few weeks after the Alberta Junior Hat Tigers and Lethbridge Hurricanes of hockey, even if it is only for an hour
Hockey League toured to Strathmore, along with lots of other sports teams or so,” said Strathmore Family Centre
the Western Hockey League will be that come in and eat here. We think it’s Arena Manager Kevin Crawford.
making a stop here in town. a popular spot that has spread through The Rockets hope to be well-rested
To break up their 15-hour cruise word of mouth as teams travel on the before heading further east, as they en-
across Western Canada, the Kelowna road.” ter a gauntlet of a six-game road trip
Rockets are making a quick stop in After a fine meal and a long night that sees them take on two juggernauts
Strathmore the night of Dec. 6. of sleep, the Rockets will hit the ice (the Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Cur-
“We are just trying to break up our at 10:30 a.m. at the Strathmore Family rent Broncos), and the 2018 Memorial
long road trip. We have done this be- Centre, only briefly, as practice is only Cup hosts, the Regina Pats, among oth-
fore in Canmore since I’ve been here,” scheduled for an hour. er teams.
said Rockets Assistant Coach Kris Mal- “Strathmore asked us if we wanted to Sitting at 5-5-1-0 this season, this
lette. “I think in the early ’90s, the team skate for two hours and have kids on road trip could be a turning point in
used to use Strathmore ice for training the ice, but with liability issues we can’t the Rockets season. If things go well,
camp, so the organization is familiar have kids on the ice and our practice maybe the four-time Ed Chynoweth
with the town a bit and we really liked will just be a quick skate,” said Mallette. Cup champs will start to make a habit
the restaurant we ate at last time.” “Kids are more than welcome to come of stopping by Strathmore.
The restaurant Mallette was referring down and watch. It is an open practice “We keep everything in mind and we
to is the Strathmore Station Restaurant, and the players know that kids look up keep track of stuff like that. Last time
one of the town’s most iconic establish- to them as role models, so there will we went through, the Station and the
ments. be a brief time allowed for autographs rink were very accommodating for us,
“We always strive to make sure ev- after practice.” so we will see how the trip goes this
eryone who comes in is treated prop- “This is a big night for kids in Strath- year,” said Mallette.
Currently, the Rockets sit comfortably
in second place in the B.C. Division Christmas spirit
Spartans volleyball with 31 points.
For any young fans who want to see
the players in action, the Calgary Hit-
Santa Claus strapped on his skates and took to
the ice at the Strathmore Family Centre to skate
with many kids and their families on Nov. 26. The

done for the season men host the Rockets Jan. 7 (4 p.m.) at Wheatland Kings also provided hot chocolate
the Scotiabank Saddledome. and coffee.
Miriam Ostermann Photo

TYLER LOWEY best match. The girls played super well,
Times Reporter we battled and got excited about vol-
leyball again,” said Moncks.
The Strathmore High School Spar- A reinvigorated Spartans squad
tans girls team could not regroup after closed out the second day of compe-
an early setback during the 3A Alberta tition with a 2-1 (20-25, 25-19, 15-10)
School’s Athletic Association provincial decision over the Bowness High School
volleyball tournament. Trojans.
The Spartans advanced to provincials “Maybe the tension of the provincial
despite losing the South Central Zone tournament got to us early and we just
final last week, due to the wild card weren’t ourselves. I was happy the way
draw. The provincial champion last our girls decided to not throw in the
year came from their zone, so the zone towel and battle it out to the end,” said
was awarded an extra berth this year Moncks. “It’s always nice winning a
into provincials. couple of games at provincials against
Provincials couldn’t have started some of the best competition around.”
on a better note, as the Spartans ham- Concluding their trip to Sylvan Lake,
mered the Edmonton Christian School the Spartans defeated the host H.J.
25-12 in the opening set. From there, Cody School Lakers 2-1 (15-25, 25-20,
the wheels fell off, as the Spartans set- 15-12) on Nov. 25.
ting ran into some trouble in the sec- “It was a superb showing of volley-
ond set, as they fell 20-25. ball all weekend,” said Moncks. “Most 17114KA0
“After that second set we tightened teams had a handful of club players on
up quite a bit,” said Spartans Head their team, which made for some great
Coach Randy Moncks. “That Edmonton action. I am proud of the way our girls
Christian team caught everyone by sur- competed.”
prise by taking four of their five round The Spartans didn’t leave completely
robin games to three sets and winning empty handed. Elyse Doble was ac-
three of them.” knowledged for her positivity and hard
To start Edmonton’s run-off success work with a pin recognizing her as one
in the third set, they clipped the Spar- of five players to win sportsmanship
tans 8-15 to pick up their first win Nov. awards throughout the tournament.
24. Sadly, it marked the end of the line
The next day, the Spartans lost 2-0 for five Spartan players: Geena Sch-
(20-25, 11-25) to the favoured Eagle ramm, Kaylin Larson, Mackenzie Des-
Butte High School Talons in their first jardins, Kirsten Whelan and Sydney
game of three Nov. 25. Boyd will all graduate high school later
The Spartans followed that up with next spring.
a 2-0 (17-25, 21-25) loss to the No. 1 “We began to turn things around
ranked — and future provincial cham- mid-October and finished with a pret-
pion — St. Joseph’s Catholic High ty strong season,” said Moncks. “I re-
School Celtics of Grande Prairie. ally enjoyed how hard all these girls
“Even though we lost, that was our worked for me this season.”

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Chiefs struggle against Calgary teams Obituary
Times Reporter April 7, 1935 -
November 28, 2017
Last year, the Wheatland Chiefs blasted teams, out-skated
With great sadness, the family of
them and scored on every opportunity en route to their first Anne DeGroot announces her passing.
provincial title in franchise history. She was the loving mother of Lorne & Jillian De-
Last weekend, the Chiefs got a taste of what it felt like to Groot, Judith DeGroot & Ruth Towers, Lee-Anne &
be on the other end of those beatings. Colin Lenox, The Late Gene DeGroot, The Late Wayne
The CNHA Blazers (3-1-2) came to the Strathmore Fam- DeGroot, and The Late Thomas DeGroot. Anne also
ily Centre Nov. 25 and handed the Chiefs a 7-1 drubbing, in leaves behind her grandchildren, Chad, Trisha, Wade
what was the local team’s third game of the week and their and Loralee and great-granddaughter, Summer. The
funeral service will be held at Mountain View Funeral
worst loss of the season.
Home in Calgary on December 2nd at 11:00 am with
Bobby Labelle finished off a spectacular tic-tac-toe play to a graveside service and reception to follow.
give the Blazers the 1-0 edge early. From there, goals came
from Tanner Ritcy and a pair from Azam Jiwa before the
Chiefs (8-5-2) got on the board. MEMORIAMS
A.J. Kusu gained the zone with Skiffington on a two-on-
one, as Skiffington finished off the drive by shoveling in his Peter Armstrong
fourth of the season at the 3:16 mark of the second. Sunrise Sunset
“I don’t think we played very well at all. It didn’t take a lot
Nov 24/1943 Dec 5/2012
to beat us, but I don’t think that team is better than us by
7-1,” said Chiefs Head Coach Matt Gass. To Dad (pops)….remembering you is easy,
we do it everyday.
That’s all the Chiefs managed, as Bryce Trimmer, Adam Austin Kuryk of the Wheatland Chiefs tries to split a pair of CNHA Blazers Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.
Bracken and Erik Molstad put the finishing touches on the defencemen Nov. 25 at the Strathmore Family Centre. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure.
local team. Tyler Lowey Photo You are loved beyond words and
“This is a real gut-check time for our team,” said Gass. missed beyond measure.
“Hopefully we can use this as a building experience and ond tie of the season, when they skated to a 4-4 draw against Thank you again so much to his friends in Strathmore.
never want to lose this bad again.” the division-leading Okotoks Oilers (9-4-4) Nov. 24 at the Love always Glenn, Cherie, Trinity, Darhyn, Tyra,
The Chiefs picked up their first win of the season on the Strathmore Family Centre. Jordyn, Mike & Lida.
smaller ice surface at Hussar Arena Nov. 24, when they host- Jerrin Hendricks notched a pair, while Joel Romano and
ed and clipped the 1-13-0 Foothills Bisons 3-2 in a back-and- Jarred Schrock each supplied one, as the Warriors (6-9-2) In Memoriam
forth affair. staked a 4-3 lead early in the third.
Jaycob Masciangelo opened the scoring for the Chiefs The Oilers made quick work of a Hendricks kneeing minor
from Jayden Hendricks and Ben Kruse. Tied at one with two with 9:54 remaining in regulation. It only took two seconds In loving memory of Ken Morrison
minutes remaining in the first, Rylan Longmuir supplied his for Ethan Partaker to tie the game from J.J. Pickell. Dylan who passed away December 5, 2015
fourth of the season from Brian Butland. Fires-Abel made 35 saves to hang onto the tie and pick up
Ty Skehar netted the winner on an unassisted short-hand- one point in the standings. Two years have passed since that sad day,
ed marker at the 5:10 mark in the second. Ethan Rycroft To close out the weekend, the Warriors fell 3-1 to the Cen- When one we loved was called away.
wasn’t busy, but he was solid, making 13 saves to run his tral Alberta Selects (6-9-1). God took him home. It was His will,
record to 6-1. Romano registered the only goal for the hosts, coming in But in our hearts he liveth still.
Playing another rare mid-week game, the Chiefs fell 3-1 the third period on a power play from Philip Raycroft and
Nov. 22 to the CNHA Canucks (9-0-0) at the Max Bell Centre Lachlan Stewart. Maxine and Family
#2. Stran Red Crow was the only one to find the back of the The Warriors took a break from the South Central Alberta
net as the Chiefs fell to 1-3 against the Calgary Division this Hockey League this weekend to participate in a tournament
season. in Lethbridge running Dec. 1-3. They resume SCAHL action
“We play the North Division as much as we play the Cal- Dec. 10 against the Foothills Bisons (10-4-1) at the Bob Snod-
gary Division, so that’s not an excuse for not being prepared,” grass Recreation Centre. The next Warriors home game is
said Gass. “Calgary usually has a couple strong teams out of slated for Dec. 16 when they host the Medicine Hat Hounds
that division. It’s not us seeing them that is the issue, it’s us (3-11-1) at Hussar Arena.
not being prepared is the issue.”
The local double-A midget team will host a pair of games BRAVES BACK IN ACTION
this weekend. First, they welcome the Medicine Hat Hounds The Wheatland Braves were not in action last week follow-
(6-6-0) to Hussar Arena Dec. 2 at 4:45 p.m. The following af- ing their 4-1 victory over the Airdrie Lightning Red Nov. 19
ternoon, the Red Deer Elks (5-9-0) are in town at the Strath- in Airdrie.
more Family Centre at 1:30 p.m. This weekend they host the Cranbrook BP Wings at two
locations. First, the two peewee South Division foes will meet
WARRIORS EARN DRAW at Hussar Arena Dec. 1 (7:30 p.m.) and do it all over again at
In the bantam division, the Warriors picked up their sec- the Family Centre Dec. 2 (4:45 p.m.).

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I cannot thank you enough last until late June. No previous work experience or
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I told you! I don’t have Alzheimer’s! “Keeping your numbers in order so you
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Pamela Scott for her comforting thoughts and prayers;
Barb Hendricks for the beautiful rendition of Amazing Dementia
What I do Care
have is what
The facility is located 5 KM west
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Grace and the United Church Women for the lunch.
Send resumes to the following:
Special thank you for the care Mom received
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memory to the Strathmore Volunteer Fire Department
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our Roots”
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