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Chestermere Public Library immersing residents into the world of Harry Potter By Emily Rogers

Harry Potter lovers of all ages are encouraged to show their love for the series during the fifth annual Harry Potter Book Night on Feb. 6 at the Chestermere Public Library. From 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Chestermere residents can dress up as their favourite Harry Potter character, create crafts, win a draw prize, and participate in a photo opportunity with a surprise prop. “We had over 100 people last year,” said the Chestermere Public Library Acting Director Cathy Burness. “It’s a lot of fun. People who love Harry Potter love Harry Potter, and they can’t get enough of it,” she said. As well as providing a fun family event, Burness is hopeful that the annual Harry Potter Book Night will encourage residents to read the Harry Potter series. During the Harry Potter Book Night, the Chestermere Public Library is transformed into the Harry Potter world with birdcages, floating candles, and potions. “We decorate the whole library, we’ve had Quidditch posts in the past, the giant spider and spider webs, we’ve had birdcages with crows and owls in them, just a variety of things that make people feel like their immersed in the world of Harry Potter,” Burness said. “The décor is becoming increasingly more elaborate, and people very much love to see the magic potions, the birdcages, the suitcases, and the floating candles,” she said. Along with Continued on Page 2

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Crafts, a draw prize and photo opportunities will be available throughout the Harry Potter Book Night Harry Potter décor, characters including McGonagall, Trelawney, and Luna Lovegood can also be found wandering the library. The Harry Potter Book Night has quickly become a community favourite library event. “It’s one of our favourite events. When we do customer satisfaction surveys, we get accolades for Belle’s Tea, the musical, the reading program, and Harry Potter Book Night,” Burness added. “Those are the big programs that people just absolutely love.” Burness and the Chestermere Public library team do welcome any suggestions to improve the Harry Potter Book Night. “If there is anyone with ideas on how to improve Harry Potter Book Night, we’re happy to work with them to make it better,” Burness said. She added, “We aim to make it better every year. We always welcome comments.” Throughout the years, the Chestermere Public Library has built up the inventory of decorations to such an extent that the Harry Potter Book Night is offered to the community free of charge. “We don’t have to charge anything, and we really like to be able to provide that for free because there are definitely a lot of kids involved,” Burness said. For additional information regarding Harry Potter Book Night, please visit the Chestermere Public Library website at https://www.chestermerepubliclibrary.com/.

Last year at the fourth annual Chestermere Public Library Harry Potter Book Night, Jacey Aneca, Mackaylin Edeburn, and Mya Edeburn wore their best Harry Potter costumes. Each year, the library is transformed into the Harry Potter world with birdcages, floating candles, suitcases, and potions, while characters such as McGonagall, Trelawney, and Luna Lovegood can be found wandering around the library. Photo by Emily Rogers

Carter Van Den Eynden, Calvin Osanyintola, Kaden Van Den Eynden, were busy playing Harry Potter themed trivia at the fourth annual Chestermere Public Library Harry Potter Book Night last year. This year, on Feb. 6, the Chestermere Public Library is immersing residents into the world of Harry Potter through an evening of Harry Potter themed activities. Photo by Emily Rogers

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By Emily Rogers The City of Chestermere invested in local partners by distributing $190,0000 in grants to social service programs. Ten Chestermere projects offered through notfor-profit and registered charitable organizations received $190,000 in grant funding from the Chestermere Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the United Way Chestermere partnership. “We are excited to continue building amazing partnerships with our local agencies who provide the essential social supports for individual families and communities that need them,” said the Manager of Community Support Services for the City of Chestermere Danielle Fermin. “The funding was awarded through the City’s Human Service Advisory Board (HSAB) and 11 applications were received, requesting a total of $428,517.60,” she said. Every year, the HSAB allocates the FCSS and Chestermere United Way grant funds to applications that work towards achieving the community’s goals, priorities and contribute to

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the quality of life in Chestermere. “Awarding these grants represents a huge investment in our community and our valued partners,” Fermin said. “The newly awarded funded projects will complement the board’s goals of creating inclusive and engaged communities, positive development of children and youth, and overall social wellbeing in Chestermere,” she said. On Jan. 8, the HSAB presented grant cheques of $50,000 from the United Way Funding to Camp Chestermere, Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta, and Synergy with Accredited Supports to the Community. FCSS Funding of $140,000 was presented to the Calgary Rural Primary Care Network, Camp Chestermere, Chestermere Food Bank, Prairie Waters Elementary, and Synergy. The HSAB grants are distributed annually, and applications for 2021 funding will be available in June. For more information on the grant recipients, please visit the City of Chestermere website at https://www.chestermere.ca/1015/2020Recipients.

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By Emily Rogers The Chestermere Regional Community Association (CRCA) has applied to compete in Kraft Hockeyville 2020 with support from the City of Chestermere. The winners of the Kraft Hockeyville 2020 contest will receive $250,00, which will go towards arena upgrades and the chance to host an NHL game in their community. “The City of Chestermere thrives on the ice, and the Rec Centre is the heart of our community,” stated the CRCA. Adding, “Earlier this year, we were all shocked and devastated when the building was nearly closed without warning due to structural issues discovered in our Red Arena roof. Luckily, with some cooperation and planning the closure was avoided, but still left us with a massive fix and a possible looming closure if not repaired. The Kraft Hockeyville contest is an extraordinary chance to win the cost of the repairs, which we otherwise cannot afford as a not-for-profit organization.” To support Kraft Hockeyville 2020, Chestermere residents are asked to attend the Kraft Hockeyville 2020 Community Rally before the Chestermere Laker’s Midget hockey game on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m., at the CRCA. “We invite everyone to show the country how we embody the spirit of hockey by wearing your jerseys, making signs, and showing up to lend your support before the puck drop. Then, stay and support your local hockey team,” the CRCA said. Adding, each community will receive points based on community participation. The more the community participates in the rally the more points resulting in a higher likelihood of success. At the rally, a promotional video will be filmed that will be submitted to Kraft Hockeyville 2020 as part of the campaign. To support Kraft Hockeyville 2020, Chestermere residents are encouraged to create an account on the Kraft Hockeyville 2020 website, find Chestermere on the community page, post a photo, video, or comment, and react to Chestermere submissions and share your

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On Jan. 25, 80 girls between nine to 15 years old participated in a variety of activities, including curling, rugby, floor hockey, and journaling during the Chestermere Regional Community Association (CRCA) Go Girl event. Not only did the girls get to participate in new activities, but they got to meet new people and learn about local rescoures available to them. Photo by Emily Rogers

The Chestermere Regional Community Association (CRCA) annual Go Girl event showed the importance of organized sports and physical activity to girls aged nine to 15 on Jan. 25. Go Girl is a province-wide program by Alberta’s InMotion Network that gives girls in the community an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as curling, rugby, karate, floor hockey, and journaling. “Go Girl is a one-day program for girls to try a variety of activities,” said Program Coordinator with InMotion Barbara Johnston. “It’s to introduce the girls to some of the activities that are available in the community,” she said. Not only did 80 girls get to participate in new activities and meet new people, but they could also build relationships with local resource groups and organizations during a resource fair. “It’s awesome. They had 80 girls, 20 volunteers, and a lot of extra people giving them a hand, the whole community was represented,” Johnston said.

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All of the girls received a journal, and a Strong is the New Pretty book, which featured inspiring photographs and messages. “We just want to keep the girls in the game,” Johnston said. Adding, “Our job with InMotion is to build relationships with sponsoring groups so that we can get more opportunities for programs around the province.” Go Girl is an important event for young girls to get involved with because statistically, nine to 12 years of age is when girls become inactive. “If they quit activities and sports between those ages, they aren’t likely to continue into their older teen years or as an adult,” said Communications Coordinator with InMotion Makennah Walker. “It’s really important to engage children and keep them physically active, so it becomes a lifelong interest but just competitively,” she said. “Go Girl makes sure they know about all of the programs and activities available to them and understand the importance of physical activity and team sports, not only the physical part but the social and emotional,” said the CRCA Recreation Program Coordinator Vicki Klinger.

Chestermere resident builds one-of-a-kind steam bicycle Todd McBride has always been interested in steam engines, but was inspired to build a steam bicycle after retiring Adding, “It was a chance to make something unique and highly novel.” Next spring, McBride is planning on taking the steam bicycle down to the A&W for coffee. Although McBride had the steam bicycle running in only a few months, finding the parts he needed was challenging. “A lot of it was chasing down odd parts, and I had to scrounge,” McBride said. Along with chasing down materials, McBride also had to fabricate a steam whistle out of copper plumbing tubing. “The steam whistles that are used for hobbies are too small, and even the smallest steam whistle for any steamboat is way too large, so I had to look into how to build a whistle,” McBride said. McBride is now planning to work on the finishing details of the steam bicycle, testing, refining, and getting it road-ready in the

spring. McBride’s goal is to showcase the steam bicycle in parades in the area. However, he needed to add different sprockets to the bicycle to slow it down to 5 km/h instead of 10 km/h. “This summer, I’ll have that part of it running, so I’ll be able to go into parades,” McBride said. “It was geared quite fast. It really had to be going about 10 km/h for the engine to run smoothly, but now even at walking speed, I’ll have a low enough gear that the motor will be turning along properly,” he said. He added, “I’ll put the touches on the steam bicycle next summer, and get it widely used in parades, and then see what else there is to do.” McBride’s program regarding the steam bicycle will be reprised in Chestermere during Historic Calgary Week from July 24 to Aug. 3.

Todd McBride showcased a steam bicycle he designed and built during a Chestermere Historical Foundation presentation on Jan. 21. McBride built the one-of-a-kind steam bicycle in a few months. However, now he wants to put the final details onto the bicycle before displaying it in parades throughout the summer. Photo submitted by Todd McBride

By Emily Rogers Chestermere resident and retired engineer showcased his one-ofa-kind steam bicycle during a Chestermere Historical Foundation presentation on Jan. 21. “I worked as an engineer downtown for large pipeline projects. A lot of times, I would do a PowerPoint presentation to explain going through something technical,” said Treasurer of the Chestermere Historical Foundation Todd McBride. “This was just a little different of a presentation. It was just to show people something interesting,” he said. Growing up, steam engines had always interested McBride, as he would play with them as toys. “There is family history there, my grandpa had run a steam sawmill in Ontario around 1900, then in western Canada working for the CN railway as they built the bridges,” McBride added. “There was a family interest in steam.” After McBride retired, he purchased a steamboat. However, he was looking for a project to work on in his shop. “I stumbled onto a steam bicycle on the internet and thought I should build one of those that would be easy, then I can go down for coffee with my steam bike, and everybody will think that’s weird,” McBride said. “So, I went to work. I designed a steam engine and boiler that would fit on a bicycle, found myself a 1940’s bicycle, built the steam engine last spring in my shop, tested it out, mounted it on the bicycle, and had it running in July,” he said.

After retiring from engineering, Todd McBride was looking for a project to work on in his shop and was inspired to build a one-of-a-kind steam bicycle after purchasing a steamboat. He designed a steam engine and boiler that would fit onto a 1940’s bicyle and had it running within a few months. Photo submitted by Todd McBride

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Chestermere City Council carried a motion to receive updates regarding a transit service between Chestermere and Calgary as information during the Jan. 21 regular meeting of council. “Transit is a barrier to socialization, employment for all of our residents, and a safety factor for all of our teenagers driving to university,” said Deputy Mayor Yvette Kind. “I would hope that the scope would be expansive, not just hooking up to another stop,” she added. There have been ongoing meetings and discussions with Calgary Transit towards the potential creation of a public transportation connection between Chestermere and Calgary, said Planner 1 of Community Growth and Infrastructure, Sara Alinaghi Pour. The potential feasibility of transit between Calgary and Chestermere was explored, resulting in a feasibility study. The feasibility study report will be prepared in 2020 and will be presented to Calgary and Chestermere city councils. “The scope of the transit feasibility study should include, but is not limited to the following, bus routes, bus schedules, bus zone maintenance, bus operations control, public safety and enforcement, fares, fare exchanges, collection and, revenue modeling, cost recovery, trip planning, customer communications, phasing and future expansion or extension of service, and ridership projections,” Alinaghi Pour said. In Feb. 2019, the City of Calgary Council directed administration to begin discussions with Chestermere administration to explore the possibility of a transit service between the municipalities. Three options have been previously considered in the administration report, including negotiating with Calgary Transit to operate the service, operating the service in-house by the City of Chestermere, or procuring a third-party private operator. “The City is focused on looking at options for regional connection between Calgary and Chestermere. Third-party private proposals are in the peripheral and will be considered if necessary,” Alinaghi Pour said. During an August 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting, a motion was carried that

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directed staff to initiate a detailed discussion with Calgary Transit, and to begin a study of two options including a formal express route to downtown Calgary with several stops within Chestermere, and a peak-period extension of Calgary Transits MAX Purple route. Chestermere and Calgary Administrations have been working together with the goal of exploring the best options for transit connections between the communities. Based on the efforts between Chestermere and Calgary councils, a Terms of Reference document was completed and covered the purpose of the transit project, deliverables, and principles. The objectives of the Terms of Reference document include exploring the potential to collaborate on transit service provisions, establish working relationships to assist in implementing mutual objectives related to transit service provision, establish points of contact between the municipalities, improve the knowledge of each other’s municipality and maintain positive and mutually beneficial intermunicipal relations. Moving forward, the project will be separated into four phases. The first phase includes data collection, peer review, best practices, and service concepts for review. The second phase includes options generation such as routing, frequency and stops, costs, and refined service options. While phase three will include fare options, ridership estimates, revenue estimates, and strategies to build ridership. The fourth phase includes timing and phasing, fare collection, branding, stops, maintenance, staffing, monitoring, and the evaluation plan. “The role of public engagement is integral to the project, and the specific nature of public engagement will be determined at the next steps,” said Alinaghi Pour. Adding, “The most effective public engagement methodologies such as stakeholder analysis, surveys, and an open house, with the timing considerations of the engagements are currently being reviewed. Administration has organized an update for officials of the two municipalities at the next IMC meeting between the City of Chestermere and the City of Calgary in February 2020.

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Running at a high level of service remains a top priority for Chestermere Public Library despite funding challenges

In 2019, the Chestermere Public Library offered a variety of programs, while undergoing a complete reorganization By Emily Rogers Despite funding challenges, 2019 brought positive changes to the Chestermere Public Library by adding new programs and modifying the layout of the library. “We had challenges, but it was a good year,” said the Chestermere Public Library Acting Director Cathy Burness. In 2019, the Chestermere Public Library offered programs and activities including Oh Snap, Bug Me, Plant Exchange, Baby Rhyme and Story Time, photo opportunities, and online True Crime book club. Throughout the year, the Chestermere Public Library worked in partnership with the Chestermere Fine Art Guild to promote local artists. Each month a different artist was featured, had their artwork displayed around the library, and occasionally had a meet and greet. Along with adding new programs, the Chestermere Public Library has also undergone a complete reorganization. “We’ve weeded through the books that were either quite old or that haven’t been circulating, to make room for the newer books, and so people can see the newer books easily,” Burness said. “We had a major cleanup where the shelves and the books have been wiped clean. We do wipe the books clean every time we check them in, but the ones that haven’t circulated haven’t been wiped because they are sitting there,” Burness said. The team at the library were able to clear most of the books from the bottom shelves, because they were either old, not circulating, or damaged. “It’s quite different in here, and we’ve had a lot of people notice it,” Burness said. Although the Chestermere Public Library continued to offer programs and activities for residents of all ages to get involved with, funding was the most significant challenge throughout the year. “The province held back 50 per cent of the funding for libraries, and we weren’t sure whether or not we were going to receive that, turns out we did,” Burness said. “In anticipation of that, and also trying to best utilize the staffing hours, because staffing is our main cost, we actually closed an hour earlier during the evenings, and opened an hour later on Saturdays,” Burness said. “When the decision was made that we would get the 50 per cent


funding, it was time to present to the municipality to see what we could get for city funding, we had asked for an increase, but unfortunately, we were denied,” she added. The Chestermere Public Library has received the same amount of funding for three years. However, the allotted funding is not enough to run the library at the current service level. Beginning Feb. 1, the Chestermere Public Library will be closed on Sunday and closed at 5 p.m. Monday evenings. “We’re hoping that’s enough of savings. We’ve looked at all efficiencies, any place we can save right down to sending overdue notices by email instead of by mail to save on the stamp,” Burness said. “We’re hoping it’s well received by our patrons and our residents, but we’ve really left no other choice,” Burness added. “We get a lot of love. We really do, we have an amazing group of women here, that’s what makes people come in.” Despite the funding challenges, having the opportunity to offer special events, including Harry Potter Book Night, Canada Day, and Belle’s Tea, makes the hard work worth it for Burness. “When you have people bringing you coffee and telling you your staff is awesome, or when you have happy little princesses and prices drinking tea with Belle, you can’t buy that,” Burness said. “For me, those are the highlights to hear how wonderful the staff is, how we are doing exactly what we need to be doing,” she said. “We did the Amazing Race that was really fun. Racers had to dress up like disco queen’s and do a dance, and they had a blast, I know we had a blast,” she added. “Performing Mama Mia to a

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sold-out crowd, that’s the most fun I’ve ever had.” Moving forward, Burness has goals of accessing levels of service to find out what’s the most important to residents and concentrate on what they need the most, ensure staff is happy, staff feels appreciated, their working conditions are good, and take advantage of training opportunities. Burness also wants to pursue any additional grants that are available, and work on self-promotion, so funders know what the Chestermere Public Library contributes to the community. For additional information on programs and services offered and upcoming events, please visit the Chestermere Public Library website at https://www.chestermerepubliclibrary.com/.

Council Task Force on Seniors working to ensure seniors can age in place

The Council Task Force on Seniors housing, health, and supports and services sub-committee’s presented recommendations on how to provide appropriate care for seniors to safely age in the community By Emily Rogers The Council Task Force on Seniors presented the final reports from the Housing, Health, and Supports and Services SubCommittees during the Jan. 14 Committee of the Whole meeting. “Everyone appointed to the task force is here because of special interest in seniors’ needs,” said the Council Task Force on Seniors Co-Chair Cathy Burness. “The goal of the task force was to determine seniors housing requirements, and to identify additional needs of seniors as they age,” she said. She added, “We needed to know what services and supports are already in place, as well as supports that are presently unavailable or those that are not entirely meeting the needs of seniors.” During the first Council Task Force on Seniors meeting, three sub-committees, housing, health care, and supports and services, were created. “Throughout the past year, the members of the sub-committees have worked tirelessly to produce comprehensive reports,”’ Burness said. The Council Task Force on Seniors Housing Sub-Committee took into account many factors while creating the final report, such as what age is a person considered a senior, their ethnic background, what are the housing options, and what aging in place means. “Aging in place is important, but the health and well-being of a senior is paramount,” said the Council Task Force on Seniors Chairperson of the Housing Sub-Committee John Beal. “People will reach an age when they may or will need alternative housing arrangements in our community,” he said. It’s also important to consider what is involved for aging seniors when they decide to move. “Most would like to stay in their own home as long as possible. Some are more proactive than others in making future housing decisions. Sadly, many seniors don’t make any decision until there is a major change in health or death,” Beal said. He added, “This is all very important as it helps us determine what different housing requirements there are.” The housing sub-committee recommended that the City of Chestermere will ensure seniors are able to age in place and have a safe place to live in Chestermere. “The City of Chestermere should develop promotional information that identifies why the City of Chestermere is an amazing place to live,” Beal said. In addition to developing promotional information, the housing sub-committee encouraged the City of Chestermere to continue to push for and develop a partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), to have more age-related health and medical services. “The City of Chestermere should actively continue to communicate with and engage with developers to develop seniors’ housing and age-related amenities,” Beal said. He added, “The City of Chestermere should promote and encourage residents to plan for seniors’ needs in the future.” Along with ensuring Chestermere seniors can age in place, the appropriate health services must be available and easily accessible. “The task force for seniors has been a leap forward for seniors in this community,” said the Council Task Force on Seniors Health Sub-Committee Co-Chairperson Leslie Racz. “Our scope was to determine the health services required for seniors to age in place safely,” she said. Racz has watched the health resources in Chestermere evolve over the years from one clinic to four medical clinics, a new health centre where AHS operate public health services, lab services, mental health, addiction services, home care, and palliative care. The Council Task Force on Seniors Health Sub-Committee

has many strategies to create an age-friendly community and recommended that the City of Chestermere advocate and ensure health-related services will be in place so seniors can age in the community. The medical strategies the city can implement to ensure seniors have the appropriate health services include enhancing Chestermere’s partnership with AHS, physicians working in Chestermere, and EMS services while promoting the need for the development of a senior’s day clinic. The community supports the city can implement include promoting the business opportunity for a private radiology service, supporting the development of a senior’s resource book, supporting community support services, enhancing communication with seniors, and following through on the commitment to make Chestermere an age-friendly community. The Council Task Force on Seniors encourages the City of Chestermere to continue to guide and facilitate the requirements for all levels of seniors housing and continuing to promote transparency and communication for seniors by addressing residents’ feedback. Along with addressing the housing and health needs of seniors, the Council Task Force on Seniors also addressed the supports and services required for seniors to age in Chestermere. The Council Task Force on Seniors Supports and Services SubCommittee’s scope of work was to identify and establish seniors’ services required to support seniors aging in place. The supports and services sub-committee recommended that the City of Chestermere improve the communication to and from seniors in the community. A resource book can be created to ensure there is communication. The resource book will cover topics such as seniors housing, supports and services, health services, professional services, and other community resources that assist seniors as they age in place. January 30, 2020 // theanchor.ca

The resource book will be a single point of reference for organizations, and services available to seniors, and will be updated every two years. It’s important the City of Chestermere advocate for an Advisory Committee, which is committed to the Supports and Services SubCommittee. The Supports and Services Sub-Committee recommended that the city improve senior transportation services to connect seniors both within and outside of the community and provide a senior’s centre that meets all seniors’ needs. The sub-committee also suggested the city collaborate with the Chestermere Whitecappers Association to enhance services and resources. For the Council Task Force on Seniors Co-Chairperson Sherri Standish, it was important to get involved with the task force to ensure seniors can age safely in the community. “I hope that finally, something will be done so our seniors can age in place. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to meet the needs of Chestermere seniors and to satisfy the recommendations,” Standish said. The Council Task Force on Seniors is confident the recommendations will translate into a to-do list, engage staff, community partners, and all levels of government to participate and collaborate. “From day one, we have seen that our mayor and council are very much in support of this idea of aging in place, to keep our treasured seniors here in Chestermere, near their friends, families, and community,” Standish said. “We are confident that council will continue to show their commitment by following through on the recommendations given, and we are very excited and proud of the work that we have done,” she said.



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Here at the Chestermere Public Library we go the extra step to always make sure that our community receives the highest level of service that we can manage. We strive to have enough staff on any given shift, and we pride ourselves on our levels of customer service. Our residents asked for extended open hours in past years and we made sure that happened. We have been feeling financially stretched in the last few years and the number of people we serve and the number of items in and out of our Library increases every year. By far, our largest expense is wages for our staff, even though their wages are far below rates earned by people in similar positions in Libraries around the province. These ladies are also our greatest asset and we know how much you love them, because you aren’t afraid to let us know. We truly appreciate that. Well, budget time has come and gone. Unfortunately, our City of Chestermere Appropriation has not increased in the last 3 years, and we find it necessary to decrease our hours of operation. Starting February 1, 2020, we will no longer be open on Sundays. We will also be closing at 5:00pm on Mondays going forward. Read For 15 Friday, January 27th Save the date! Read for 15 minutes on Monday, January 27 and report it to the Library. Any kind of reading counts; newspapers, emails, even videogame text. Just read for 15 minutes and remember to let us know on the day of January 27th. Baby Rhyme & Storytime Wednesday, 10:15am-11:30am We are partnering with Chestermere Parent Link Centre to bring you this program on Wednesday mornings at 10:15 am. Parents/ caregivers and babies (0-12months) are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes to promote bonding, and the development of your baby’s language, communication, and early literacy skills. No registration is required, as this is a drop-in program.




6:30 P.M. CEREMONICAL PUCK DROP BEFORE CHESTERMERE LAKERS MIDGET GAME @ 7 P.M. We invite everyone to show the country how we embody the spirit of hockey by wearing your jerseys, making signs and showing up to lend your support before the puck drop. Then, stay and support your local hockey team! At the Rally we plan to film a promotional video we’ll submit to Kraft Hockeyville as part of our campaign.

Board Games Saturday, January 25 11:30am—3:30pm All ages are welcome to join us for board game fun at the Library. No registration is required. This monthly activity features games like Pitchcar, Catan, Dixit, and more. Save the date - Harry Potter Book Night Thursday, February 6th, 2020 We are busy planning final touches for our Harry Potter Book Night. This is an annual event and has been very popular in past years. There will be activities, crafts and the staff will be all decked out in our finest wizarding world outfits. You will want to mark this in your calendar and decide on your witch, wizard, Hogwart’s student or muggle persona. For more information about what’s happening at the Library, check our website and sign up for our newsletter online or pick up a newsletter next time you’re in. Don’t forget to follow and like us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Library Hours Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm *Closed on statutory holidays Chestermere Public Library 105B Marina Road Chestermere, Alberta T1X 1V7 403-272-9025 www.chestermerepubliclibrary.com

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Fair Play for Albertans Starts at Home By Bruce McAllister It takes a tight spot to discover what we’re made of. Challenges and struggles are the birthplace of character and a better way of life, if we choose to grow. As Alberta faces the squeeze of economic pressures brought on in part by poor policy making under Liberal and NDP governments, we are discovering if we are made of the resilient stuff we’ve become known for. These days, across Alberta, we are gathering to stand up for democratic fairness, for our common good, for the right to make our own decisions, and to chart our own course. Alberta is having the kind of family meetings that we need to have, testing our resolve to be the kind of province we know we can be. There is little question that Quebec and Ontario have an unfair influence on what happens in Alberta. Population-heavy and seat-rich central Canada leans in favour of policies that barely acknowledge the West. Alberta had high hopes that hard work, world-class innovation, and our position as a solid contributor to the Federation would keep our interests ever before eastern lawmakers. On Canada Day in 2017 our Prime Minister celebrated every province, except for ours. What we are learning on the Federal stage is opening our eyes to a silent and troubling reality much closer to home. While we gather to re-imagine a better Alberta free from the heavy hand of those who make decisions for us, and without us, we’ve found that our own internal policies are stifling and limiting the very freedoms we hope to maintain. In Alberta, we have government policies that continue to damage rural Albertans, drafted and implemented with the sole purpose of eliminating competition and giving decision making veto power to the largest populations in the region. For Albertans who live in Rocky View, Foot-

hills, Wheatland, and even High River or other smaller communities surrounding Calgary, it may be pointless to elect your own councils — and this is troubling. The NDP mandated a behemoth board, officially named the CMRB (Calgary Metropolitan Regional Board) which gives decisions over land use to Calgary. Not the people of Calgary, who would be appalled at the very idea of stifling the economic opportunity and autonomy of a neighbour, but the bureaucrats of Calgary City Hall and those political brokers who don’t believe rural Albertans should have the ability to decide what’s built on their land or in their communities. They have taken over the map of the region. Sound familiar? While Albertans gather to wrest back control back from the Laurentian Elite who think they know best for our province, a small group of Calgary officials are posing the same threat to the wellbeing of rural Alberta and their ability to be an economic engine within our province. Their message is the same: Get out of our way, we aren’t asking for anything, just let us thrive and create and prosper like we’ve done for years, and to your benefit. Rural Alberta does not need the virtue signalling of Calgary bureaucrats and their ever-growing big-brother attitude. Calgary’s Chamber of Secrets has no place deciding what’s best for those communities outside of their purview. If these freedoms are worth fighting for on the big stage, under the bright lights and TV cameras, they must be worth fighting for on the smaller one. The same politicians and keynotes that so willingly pontificate about the injustices we face as a province should step up and show the same passion for rural municipalities and their people. We know what Albertans are made of, and it’s time to get out of their way much closer to home.

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Provincial News Hello Chestermere! I hope you enjoyed this last week of melting snow, mucky cars, and quite frankly a break from the -30 weather that we were subjected to in the last few weeks. I wanted to share with you an exciting upcoming event in our back yard. We are counting down the days to the Alberta Winter Games that will be held next door in Airdrie, Canmore and Calgary. The games are held between February 14-17 and you can also be a sponsor and a volunteer as well as attending the games. Please check out the Alberta Winter Games page at www.albertasport.ca. Let’s show our Alberta spirit and make sure that we experience these games and support our top young athletes. You have heard I am sure about our Red Tape Reduction Initiative. The previous government layered regulation after regulation on our province. We committed in our platform to fix this as we want to see Alberta’s businesses and individuals building prosperity and enjoying life rather than filling out unnecessary forms. This is paying off as, in the words of the Canadian Federation Of Independent Business when discussing their latest Red Tape Report Card: “No province improved more than Alberta, jumping from an F last year to a B- this year.” B- is good but we want an A+! Forestry and construction are a huge part of our economy and I would like to chat about an announcement made as part of Red Tape Reduction Awareness Week. Thank you to Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu for this initiative. Alberta will issue a notice allowing early use of tall wood or mass timber (also known as laminated wood or engineered wood) construction for up to 12 storeys in time for the upcoming construction season. This is based on technical provisions developed for the next edition of the National Building Code. British Columbia, specifically Vancouver, Europe and the United States already allow for this and Alberta will

be allowing this province wide. The forestry industry and land developers have been looking to government to make these changes as mass timber products are safe, and as Minister Madu has stated, will meet all the important safety standards. This should increase affordability and create jobs. Current Alberta and national building codes allow wood-building construction for up to six storeys, but the next edition of the National Building Code, anticipated for the end of 2020, will allow for up to 12 stories of wood construction coated or covered with fire-resistant material. Sprinkler systems will be required as well. Fire-safety specialists, structural engineers, architects, scientists, and builders have all been consulted and there is a huge potential for growth as demand for this type of lumber is on the increase. To date, CutRedTape.Alberta.ca has received more than 4,500 submissions, and all of our Ministries are currently analyzing the regulatory burden imposed on Albertans and businesses, modernizing regulation requirements, processes, forms and policies, and eliminating those that are unnecessary. I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a Fair Deal Town Hall. As you know, the Fair Deal Panel has been touring Alberta getting input from Albertans as part of our platform commitment to you. The venues generally have sold out almost instantly and as your representative I need to hear from you first hand on the best way to make Confederation work for Alberta. Please join me at the Cheadle Hall, centrally located in the constituency, Saturday February 8 from 10 AM until Noon. One or more provincial panel members will join me. Please come on out and make your voice heard. To register, email me at chestermere-strathmore@assembly. ab.ca. For further information on the Fair Deal initiative visit www.fairdeal.ca. As always, I love to hear from you.

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Chinese New Year Kung Hei Fat Choi to you all! For non-Chinese speakers in the audience, a loose translation is “Congratulations and be prosperous”. January 25 marked the first day of the year 4717, as reckoned by the Chinese calendar. Happy New Year, and welcome to the Year of the Rat! Legend tells us that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on New Year’s Day. Only 12 animals showed up (the rest must have been hung over), so Buddha named a year after each animal that was present. The Chinese New Year normally begins on the second full moon after the Winter Solstice, so the specific day varies slightly from year to year. I’ll spare you the gory details of Chinese “leap months” that get inserted every 3 years to keep everything on track – suffice it to say that Chinese New Year usually falls somewhere in late January or early February. The repetition every 12 years reflects the cyclical nature of the perception of time in the Chinese calendar, which was taken solely from astronomical observations so many thousands of years ago. As with any other celebration, you can be sure that the Chinese New Year festivities were accompanied by plenty of liquor. The history of Chinese liquor has a long and colourful past, with much more variety than their neighbours. The first mention of Chinese beer was in 2100 BCE, and was a yellow liquor made by fermenting millet grain, similar to the way we ferment barley today. The inventor was a simple peasant named Du Kang, whose name is now recognized as the patron saint of brewing in China, and is regarded with near-mythical reverence. In addition to fermenting liquors from grains and fruit, a common tipple called Kumis was made by fermenting mare’s or cow’s milk. This particular drink was made famous by none other than Attila the Hun, who would get his warriors hopped up on Kumis before each round of sacking and pillaging. It is said that the Great Wall of China was built specifically to keep Attila and his brethren out. By far, the most popular tipple in China is called Baijiu, which for the benefit of the English-speaking readers, translates to white

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spirits. Baijiu is most commonly made from distilled sorghum, which basically grows like a weed in many parts of China. Made in a similar process to vodka, the sorghum grains are first fermented in water, then distilled to increase the alcohol content, usually being bottled somewhere between 40% and 60% ABV. While uncommon in North America, Chinese spirits are one of the world’s most popular, owing to China’s huge population. The export market to North America is fairly small, with our palates being unaccustomed to Chinese spirits. Chinese beer, on the other hand, can be readily found at most liquor stores. Most Chinese beers are lagers brewed in the Pilsner style, and owe their heritage to European brewmasters migrating to China. The Chinese beer industry started in earnest a little over 100 years ago, and has been exporting to Western countries since the 1970’s. If you enjoy light and refreshing beers, you will probably enjoy a tall frosty one from China. Tsingtao is by far the most popular Chinese beer, and is easy to find at both your local pub and liquor retailer. If you’re enjoying one of the fine restaurants in Chinatown, you’ll see a bottle on nearly every table. While we don’t see at as often here in Canada, Yanjing Beer has recently unseated Tsingtao as the most popular domestic beer in China, and indeed in all of Asia. This beer has a more malty taste than Tsingtao, but is still a light and refreshing Pilsner-style lager. It’s often referred to as “Chieneken” due to its similarity to Heineken. They must be doing something right, as Yanjing owns 85% of the municipal market share in Beijing. Funny how Canadian beers always talk about national market shares instead of by city. I guess when your city has 20 million people, you don’t need to talk about national statistics. Interestingly enough, Yanjing Beer is made with barley imported from Canada - another reason for us to enjoy it! Luckily, Canada is one of the nations that has been blessed with exports of Yanjing, so you can find it at your favorite well-stocked liquor retailer.

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Do dogs get embarrassed? Embarrassment is an interesting concept. For humans, embarrassment can be caused by a number of factors: someone not conforming to societal norms in public, something said that has sexual implications, being asked to speak to a group of people when you’re not used to speaking in public, walking into something when you’re not paying attention, and on it goes. But what about dogs? Do they ever feel embarrassed? In my opinion, I don’t think they do. I have been a dog watcher for a number of years now and I can’t think of one example where a dog shows any reaction that would be construed as being embarrassed. On Facebook people will sometimes post videos of dogs that have done something “naughty”: ripped open pillows, stolen their sibling’s food (or human’s food) or left mud all over the kitchen floor. When a human talks to the dog it is invariably in an aggressive tone reflecting their frustration with what has happened. What I perceive in the dog is either a protective cowering because the dog is anticipating some form of harsh treatment or a desire to pacify the human. Embarrassment? Not so much. You have to understand that dogs are opportunists. When a situation arises that they feel they can benefit from, they will take full advantage. There’s a pizza on the counter: no-one is around to stop me so why not? I feel in a playful mood, there’s a cushion on the couch, I love to shake cushions, so why not? The societal norms for dogs are very different than they are for humans. Dogs observe the body language of other dogs and listen to verbal communication all the time. If a dog behaves in a way that is not considered normal by other dogs, one of two things will happen. The dog will either be ignored because it’s not affecting the other dogs or the other dogs will address the issue either through their own body language or verbal rebuke. No embarrassment is felt. If a dog runs into something whilst playing, as happened with Finn this morning, they won’t exhibit embarrassment but will likely shake it off and get on with life. As dog owners, don’t we all love the time when the ice thaws and the once solid ground becomes a quagmire of mud. Virtually every trip to the off-leash park ends up as bath time for our dogs. Are they embarrassed at being covered in mud after chasing the geese or magpies through the weeds? Not at all! Best part of the day for them. To be clear, I am not suggesting that dogs don’t have feelings. For anyone who has had a dog for any length of time, they will appreciate that dogs are capable of expressing a range of emotions, from sadness through to outright joy, but embarrassment, in my opinion, is not a word (or feeling) in a dog’s vocabulary.

Neighbour Blindness I’ve never really liked geraniums. I think because my grandmother had them on her front porch which was a kind of dark and damp place where daddy-long-legged spiders liked to live. Somehow along the way I decided that I just didn’t like that kind of plant, and those creepy bugs. I didn’t know much about growing things, and frankly, I didn’t know much about a lot of plants. They just grew and that was it. Mine was a textbook case of you-don’t-know-what-you-don’t-know. I was oblivious. One day I noticed that my grandmother was growing kiwi fruit on a vine up the trellis in her back yard. I was surprised. We bought kiwis at the grocery store, so this was fascinating to me. You could grow them in your garden? I had no idea. Bit-by-bit my grandmother showed me a new world: strawberries growing on beds of straw, rose bushes basking in the hot sun, potatoes plump underground, everywhere was a miracle of growth and life. I knew of all these fruits and flowers, I just needed her eyes to see them anew. In 1998 the term, ‘plant-blindness’ was coined. It describes the phenomenon experienced by people who have not grown up near plants and cannot identify where fruit comes from, or how plants grow and feed us or animals. Today fewer people are involved in agriculture and cannot connect plants to our lives in the way people of the past may have. Alanna Mitchell, writing about plantblindness, says, “the problem is that we don’t value what we don’t see.” If we do not see the plants that feed us, we will continue to misunderstand and under-appreciate a whole piece of the world that is vital to our health and wellbeing. I wonder if there might be another kind of blindness in our communities. I might call it ‘neighbour-blindness;’ a kind of unawareness of those around us. In generations past people may have lived, perhaps out of necessity, close to their neighbours. Proximity ensured survival and community was a key to life. People knew their neighbours and saw them in special ways. Today many of us are self-sustaining, never really needing others. Goods and services are accessible without ever knowing others, and neighbours have become less important to us, so we don’t see or know how others fit into our lives. Perhaps, in the words of Mitchell, “we don’t value what we don’t see.” Neighbourblindness may affect many of us, and without knowing our neighbours, you-don’t-know-what-you-don’t-know. One of the ways that plant-blindness has been addressed has been to create botanical gardens. Today nearly every major city has a specialized garden, and around the world there are now some 3500 gardens created to help educate people on the rare and beautiful plants that grow around them. What if we saw our neighbourhoods in a new way, eyes-open to their existence nearby, and valuable to our wellbeing? Your neighbours are real and worth knowing, this is the gift of community waiting for each of us. January 30, 2020 // theanchor.ca

Lakeside Quilters’ Guild Meeting each month at the Chestermere Recreation Centre on the first Wednesday of each month. Sew days are on the third Wednesday of each month and a sew Saturday each month, excluding summer. Quilting experience not required, new members welcome. For more information please contact Carole at 403-519-0379. St. Gabriel the Archangel Knights of Columbus (14492) Meets on the second Thursday of each month at St. Gabriel the Archangel High School library. Meetings start at 7:00 pm. Must be a member to attend regular council meeting. Inquiries can be emailed to (Jeff) jgdesrochers@gmail.com or call Patrick @ 403-923-0099. The Rotary Club Of Chestermere Our Meetings are from September till June We meet for a Buffet Lunch every 2nd and 4th Tuesday 12:15 am to 1:30pm (Doors open at 12:00 Noon) at Camp Chestermere, 1041 East Lakeview Rd. Guests are most welcome but must register for the Lunch Buffet. Please contact us through our website www.rotarychestermere.org or email us at rotarychestermere@gmail.com The Chestermere Fine Art Guild The Chestermere Fine Art Guild meets every Thursday at 1pm, at the Recreation Centre North side, upstairs in room 2. Come and explore your artistic potential. Welcoming new members beginner to advanced. Like us on Facebook and email chestermereartguild@gmail.com The Walking Connection It’s a great way to connect with other people in your community, improve your mental health and to get some fresh air and gentle exercise. Meets every Monday between 1:30 – 3:00 Ongoing The group meets in front of the Chestermere Public Library, at the gazebo in good weather. Includes: a gentle walk, coffee & connection. There is no charge for this group and we would love for you to join us.(However, coffee is at your own expense) For more information call Yvonne Harris at 403 365-5401 or email yvonne.harris@ahs.ca The Chestermere Lions Club Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, September to June at the Chestermere Rec Centre at 7pm. Check out our website at e-clubhouse.org/sites/Chestermere/ or \email us for more information at chestermerelc@gmail.com Chestermere Lakeside Kruzers Car Club Lakeside Kruzers Car Club Meet and Greet Show “n” Shines every 2nd Tuesday Starting may 21st . thru Oct. at The Dockside Marina starting at 6.30pm. Come and meet other car enthusiasts and share your passion. 50/50 draw proceeds to local charity. See us on Facebook, Lakeside Kruzers @gmail.com. Contact Roy Spanko, rtspanko@shaw.ca 403 285-8309


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Stock the car for roadside emergencies

Disasters can happen in a flash, and having a plan in place for common emergency situations can make it easier to handle adverse conditions, particularly when away from home. According to MFASCO Health and Safety, a supplier of first aid supplies and kits, 90 percent of people do not carry first aid supplies or other emergency gear in their vehicles. Among those who may carry supplies, 30 percent never check to determine if theyÕre in good working order. The National Safety Council says that drivers should always keep emergency supply kits in the trunks or cargo areas of their vehicles. Kits should be inspected every six months, and worn out items should be replaced. Roadside emergency kits can make the difference between getting back on the road safely or being stranded for hours. Such kits also may help prevent or treat injuries, potentially saving lives. Weather should be considered when preparing vehicle emergency kits, which should include the following. ¥ A properly inflated spare tire and tirechanging equipment ¥ Jumper cables ¥ A multipurpose utility tool and/or tool kit ¥ Flashlight and batteries ¥ Flares or triangle reflectors ¥ An extra quart of motor oil


¥ A first-aid kit containing at the least, gauze, tape, bandages, antibiotic ointment, aspirin, nonlatex gloves, scissors, hydrocortisone, thermometer, tweezers, and instant cold compress ¥ A blanket ¥ A tire pressure gauge ¥ A portable tire inflator ¥ Paper towels ¥ Nonperishable, high-energy foods ¥ Drinking water ¥ A reflective vest ¥ Duct tape ¥ A fire extinguisher ¥ An ice scraper ¥ A folding shovel ¥ Coolant and washer fluid ¥ A phone charger ¥ Baby/child supplies, if pertinent ¥ Rope Keep roadside emergency kits organized at all times. Store items securely in a milk crate, box or backpack so they are always readily available. People should familiarize themselves with the items in the kit so they know how to use them correctly and quickly. With some planning and organization, drivers can have the supplies they will need to make it through roadside emergencies safely.

Cars and trucks may be modes of transportation, but many people see their vehicles as extensions of their personalities. The color of a vehicle can say a lot about its driver. In fact, automotive experts say color affects driversÕ decisions when theyÕre buying new vehicles. In 2015, a survey from PPG Automotive Coatings found the color palette of black, silver, gray, and white makes up 75 percent of new cars on the road. White has been the most popular car color for years, perhaps because neutral tones tend to look new for years, improving resale value as a result. The Pantone Color Institute periodically highlights popular trends in colors for home decorating, graphic design, fashion, and much more. Their experts know a thing about what color can say about a person. HereÕs a look at how drivers may perceive themselves (and how others view them) based on their color choices in vehicles, courtesy of Pantone, NerdWallet, Thrillist, and Today.com. ¥ White: This color Ñ perhaps thanks to the popularity of Apple products Ñ can often project a persona of a diligent, hardworking person. White is a dependable color that also is sleek and modern. Many people who prefer white also like the purity of the color and its perceived cleanliness. ¥ Black: Black vehicles have stood the test of time as status symbols. Those who purchase black cars may view them as classic and powerful. Black also conveys elegance. ThatÕs why limousines and hired cars are often black.

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¥ Silver: Silver cars may have futuristic connotations because of their metallic hues. Silver vehicles also can be elegant and prestigious. A certain element of modernity is associated with silver cars and trucks. ¥ Gray: People who choose gray vehicles may be less concerned about status and more interested in a vehicle that blends in with the crowd. This no-nonsense hue could be ideal for cautious, even-keeled drivers who like to go with the flow. ¥ Blue: Light blue to mid-blue cars convey a sense of calm and coolness. Blue is a dependable color and may indicate the person behind the wheel is friendly. Dark blue can be a confidencebooster and also signal authority, as many police cruisers and law enforcement uniforms feature deep blue. ¥ Red: People who own red cars probably like flash and attention. TheyÕre likely magnetic personalities who enjoy standing out in a crowd. ¥ Brown/beige: These earth-toned shades may indicate a person who is not pretentious, but easygoing and fiscally responsible. Reliability and comfort is prized above flashiness for those who go brown and beige. ¥ Green: Green cars indicate owners who have a very strong sense of self and care little about what others think of them. They may be the people who march to the beat of their own drums. But the popularity of green cars peaked in the 1990s, so fewer green cars may be on the road today than in the past. Vehicle colors may say a lot about the people behind the wheel.


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Few things are better together than hot soup and a favourite sandwich for lunch or a light dinner. This combination is the ideal comfort food, and the variations are as endless as a person’s imagination. Thanks to two recipes from What’s Cooking Italian (Thunder Bay Press) by Penny Stephens, home chefs can put an Italian spin on the soup-sandwich pairing with Mozzarella Sandwiches and Creamy Tomato Soup. Mozzarella Sandwiches Serves 4 slices day-old bread, crusts removed 8 31/2 ounces mozzarella cheese, thickly sliced 8 canned anchovy fillets, drained and chopped 16 fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup pitted black olives, chopped 4 eggs, beaten 2/3 cup milk Oil for deep-frying Salt and pepper Cut each slice of bread into two triangles. Top eight of the bread triangles with the mozzarella slices and chopped anchovies. Place the basil leaves and olives on top and season with salt and pepper to taste. Lay the other eight triangles of bread over the top and press down around the edges to seal. Mix the eggs and milk and pour into an ovenproof dish. Add the sandwiches and leave to soak for 5 minutes. Heat the oil in a large pan until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds - the oil will then be hot enough

for deep-frying. Before cooking the sandwiches, squeeze the edges together again. Carefully place the sandwiches in the oil and deepfry for 2 minutes or until golden, turning once. Remove the sandwiches with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper towels. Serve immediately while still hot. Creamy Tomato Soup Serves 4 3 tablespoons butter 1 pound, 9 ounces ripe tomatoes, preferably plum, roughly chopped 33/4 cups hot vegetable stock 2/3 cup milk or light cream 1/4 cup ground almonds 1 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons shredded basil leaves Salt and pepper

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Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, until the skins start to wrinkle. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the stock to the pan, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, under a preheated broiler, lightly toast the ground almonds until they are golden brown. This will only take 1-2 minutes, so watch them closely. Remove the soup from the heat and place in a food processor. Blend the mixture to form a smooth consistency. Alternatively, mash the soup with a potato masher. Press the soup through a strainer to remove any tomato skin or seeds. Place the soup in the pan and return to the heat. Stir in the milk or cream, ground almonds and sugar. Warm the soup through, and add the shredded basil just before serving. Transfer the soup to warm bowls and serve hot..



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The obese may be environmentalists next shaming target

Public shaming may reach a new low by looking at how much we eat By Sylvain Charlebois Professor in Food Distribution and Policy Dalhousie University Move over flight shaming: environmentalists may be getting ready to target a new group of individuals. Overeaters. Yes, overeating could potentially become the next shaming social media target. For months now, many have taken to social media to spread their concerns about choices made when travelling. The plane has been a special target of environmentalists, even if air travel is responsible for less than two per cent of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While air travel does emit GHGs, the industry is far from being the worse culprit and many travellers have no other option but to fly to reach their destination. No matter: weaponizing science to support a social movement or support a political campaign is now the new norm and often leads to contentious debates. Similarly, food, even though it can be personal and culturally charged, is not immune to this phenomenon. Public shaming may reach a new, awkward level by looking at how much we eat. A recent study published by the Obesity Society suggests that obesity and overeating generate approximately 20 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions when compared to the diets of people considered to have normal weight. Researchers found that global obesity was estimated to contribute an extra 700 megatons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, or about 1.6 per cent of all man-made emissions, which is almost the same as air travel. The authors of the new study did emphasize that it is crucially important that this information not lead to more weight stigmatization. But, given the era we live in, and recognizing how social media can “interpret” science differently, the potential for consumers with excess weight to be stigmatized is real. Climate change has clearly become an important issue for a growing number of consumers. Using rhetoric, such as calling it a crisis, is meant to pressure governments and industry to make changes and adopt new regulations in order to safeguard the planet and manipulate consumers to think differently and to become better environmental stewards. We all make decisions based on professional responsibilities, personal wants and lifestyles. And, of course, we can all make different choices

to help the planet. The public discourse is moving towards individualizing a plan of action to better serve the environment. But using guilt and dishonour to condemn choices we all make daily is starting to reach uncomfortable levels. Obesity is a multi-faceted, highly complicated issue. Genetics, changing health conditions, mental health, our sedentary lifestyles are all factors that can contribute to sudden or long-term weight gains. Many times these factors are beyond an individual’s control. Linking overeating with climate change is a dangerous path to take and should be avoided at all cost because of the potential harm it can cause. Food waste, on the other hand, is more controllable and not as personal. It is also not as complex. Our need to reduce the amount of resources used to generate the food we consume should be based on the food we waste and need to rescue, not obesity. And packaging, plastics, do represent a more appropriate target for environmentalist. The Obesity Society’s study likely won’t help our quest to find a socially acceptable contract between good dieting and our environmental obligations. The year 2019 was marked by a very divisive, ridiculous debate between those who believed animal proteins are irreplaceable and those who fear that our current collective course of meat consumption is not sustainable. Fueled by highly public reports supporting one view or another, protein consumption has become a highly polarized, sensitive issue. The great Protein war is dividing industries, scientists, and even families. Some conversations between interest groups have been shockingly disruptive in recent months. Global meat consumption is slowly reaching its peak and the world is changing, without the shaming. Considering how food can be as cultural as it is personal, shaming someone for eating a hamburger, or a good steak is simply impertinent. Researchers conceded that, because of the imprecise nature of data combinations, readers should consider the study’s findings with some caution. However, this may not be enough to discourage some groups from using the study against those they believe are behaving irresponsibly in the face of our climate crisis. And that would indeed be shameful. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is senior director of the agri-food analytics lab and a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University. © Troy Media

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