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Showcasing the history of Chestermere Lake

The Chestermere Historical Foundation encourages residents to learn about the history of their community

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Second annual Chestermere pride event celebrates diversity Page 07

Performers of the Sunshine Café performed in front of Our Lady of Wisdom Elementary School students on June 24 and taught the students about the history of Chestermere through the play. The Sunshine Café performers have been working since May to ensure the production is the best it can possibly be for residents on Aug. 18. Photo by Emily Rogers

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The Chestermere Historical Foundation provided the ‘Our Lady of Wisdom Elementary School’ students with a sneak peek of the upcoming performance of The Sunshine Café, which showcases the history of Chestermere Lake. “It’s been a privilege to perform at schools and share a little snapshot of Chestermere’s history with

the students,” said The Sunshine Café performer Megan Matthies. Jen Peddlesden with the Chestermere Historical Foundation said residents can expect an engaging story chock-full of historical facts, that are suitable for families with humour, puppets, a boxing match, and magic. “The goal is to serve the people of Chestermere with education in a very palatable way, about the

history of our area, and both the city and the farming community around,” Peddlesden said. She added, “The other goal is just pure entertainment.” The Sunshine Café will showcase how without the Canadian Pacific Railroad and visionaries like William Pearce there would never have been irrigation, which Continued on Page 4 created the lake,

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Chestermere’s first annual BBQ Beach Party a step in helping to create a sense of community The BBQ Beach Party following the Loop Around the Lake brought the community together for an afternoon By Emily Rogers More than 300 Chestermere residents and Loop Around the Lake runners migrated to Sunset Beach following the annual race and Chestermere Plaza breakfast for the first BBQ Beach Party on June 22. Throughout the afternoon, residents visited with each other, indulged in burgers, chips, and pop, while playing beach volleyball, frisbee, and listening to the local band Taken by Sanity. “It was for the runners, and anybody else in the community who wanted to come out,” said Head Organizer of the BBQ Beach Party Jed Snatic. “A lot of the locals who didn’t get to make the loop in the morning came out, and it was a good first year,” Snatic said. He added; the BBQ Beach Party had good energy the entire day. All of the proceeds raised during the BBQ Beach Party went to the Chestermere Public Library’s daily operations, including keeping the collection current, while hosting events, and programs for the community. Although the BBQ Beach Party had a successful first year, Snatic did run into unexpected challenges, including wind. “The band had to pull their equipment and shut it down early because of wind, that was the only bummer,” he said. Snatic first got involved in the Loop Around the

Lake after a patient convinced him to join the Library Board. “Where I came in is getting people together, and hosting events,” Snatic said. It was important for Snatic to get involved with the annual race because he wanted residents to meet each other and build relationships. “One of the biggest things I took away from living here for 20 years is 20,000 people got thrown together in this little boom town called Chestermere,” Snatic said. “With so many new people coming together, nobody really knows anybody. We need events like this for people to start to build trust by interaction,” he said. He added, “The water seems to attract the coolest people in the world.” Snatic’s motivation to organize the BBQ Beach Party was to gain the communities faith and trust in their city and their neighbours. “My motivation to give back is because the city has been very good to me over the last 20 years, it’s made me into a very successful businesses person and dentist,” Snatic said. Without the support of Lifepath Wellness which donated the burgers, pops, and waters, John Kittler who donated the sound system, and trailer, and for residents who donated their time by setting up chairs and tables, the BBQ Beach Party wouldn’t have been possible.

Chestermere’s first annual BBQ Beach Party brought residents and Loop Around the Lake runners to Sunset Beach for an afternoon of face painting, frisbee, beach volleyball, and visiting on June 22. The proceeds raised from the BBQ were donated to the Chestermere Public Library, which will be used to ensure the library collection is current while hosting events and programs including musical theatre, and cultural nights. Photo submitted by Jed Snatic

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Federal News Parliament has risen for the summer, and the 2019 election campaign will soon be in full swing. It’s an exciting time in Canadian politics – and our Leader Andrew Scheer has been busy outlining his vision for Canada. I think it is clear by now that the Prime Minister’s Carbon Tax is not an environmental plan. Trudeau gave big polluters a special deal, while forcing families to pay more to drive to work and heat their homes. Canada’s Conservatives have announced a real plan to protect our environment. It’s a balanced approach to reduce emissions, conserve and protect our air, land, water and wildlife, and fight climate change abroad. It’s built on three key policy principles. First, is to invest green technology, not taxes. This is the best way to lower our emissions without imposing new taxes on Canadians. Second, is to promote a cleaner and greener natural environment. We will work with farmers, hunters and anglers, Indigenous peoples, provinces, and territories to help protect our air, land, water and wildlife. Third, is to take the climate change fight global. Climate change is a global problem. It requires a global solution, and Canada has a leadership role to play. Our plan balances the need for Canada to fight climate change by lowering global emissions without compromising our core promise of leaving more money in Canadians’ pockets and helping them get ahead. However, with summer finally here, I’m sure most of you won’t be tuned into politics all the time – there are better things to do! Our riding has so many fantastic events to enjoy – rodeos, parades, community gatherings – far too many to list. I can’t wait to see many of you there over the summer months. If you see me, don’t hesitate to stop and say hi. I am always happy to hear your concerns or chat about what’s happening in our country. I can be reached in Ottawa at martin.shields@parl.gc.ca. My Brooks office can be reached at 403793-6775 or martin.shields.c1@parl.gc.ca, and my Strathmore office at 403-361-2980 or martin. shields.c1B@parl.gc.ca. Please don’t hesitate to contact me about any federal issue.

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and then encouraged the migration of more settlers and finally a community around the lake. Peddlesden hopes that residents learn more about where they live, and they find a new appreciation for Chestermere’s rural history. She added, at the beginning of the play, the server in The Sunshine Café notes to the main character that Chestermere originally was grassland and the home of the Treaty 7 people. “It was a vibrant, alive, prairie landscape. The railroad and irrigation changed this incredibly,” she said. Since May, performers of The Sunshine Café have been reading through the play, working on stage movements, learning the music, working on the action sequences, and putting the scenes together cohesively. “As a Chestermere resident and someone who is trained in theatre, it was really a dream to be part of a play about the community I call home,” Matthies said. Working with the cast, director, stage manager, producer, designers, and the Chestermere Historical Foundation who are all passionate about making a great project has been amazing, Matthies said. “It’s been wonderful working with such

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amazing artists and contributors,” she added. Matthies has run into challenges, including playing several different parts and having to change characters quickly, but easily takes it all in stride. “It was a good challenge figuring out how to make that smooth transition,” she said. Without the Historical Foundation members, and volunteers who have donated their time to The Sunshine Café, the performance wouldn’t be possible. “A thank you to the incredible playwrights, introduced to us by Megan Matthies, who took a pile of history books and from them wrote this incredible story that started the ball rolling,” Peddlesden said. “This is a fun, family-friendly look at Chestermere’s history and I hope everyone who comes out enjoys the show,” Matthies said. To learn more about the people who made The Sunshine Café come to life, or volunteer for the production, please visit the Chestermere Historical Foundation website at www. chestermerehistoricalfoundation.org, or to register for free tickets to The Sunshine Café please visit https://bit.ly/31EqLz3.


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Chestermere Peace Officers remind residents to perform property maintenance regularly

Chestermere residents who have neglected properties can face an Unsightly Properties Bylaw fine

by Emily Rogers Chestermere Peace Officers want to remind residents to ensure their properties are maintained regularly and free of unsightly objects. Chestermere Peace Officers are encouraging residents to clear accumulated garbage, pet waste, debris, auto parts, and anything else that wouldn’t commonly be found on other residential properties. “Not only does that mean a build-up of materials, but it also means basic lawn maintenance. Ensuring weeds, grass, and hedges are trimmed back and not impeding either on a public sidewalk or a right of way,” said Municipal Peace Offer Sgt. Trever Bowman. Chestermere Peace Officer Shawn Press said any grasses or weeds that are longer than 15 cm are considered to be unsightly. The Unsightly Properties Bylaw also applies to drainage swales and building structures on residential properties, undeveloped properties, and construction sites. “Property owners need to make sure that drainage on their property is unblocked and that fences, exterior walls, and roofs are in good repair,” Press said. Press added, “Property owners must maintain the premises even if the property is vacant or currently undeveloped.” Property owners can ask any renters to maintain

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the property. However, any fines given for unsightly properties will be given to the owner. Every year the appearance of resident’s properties is not a top priority of most locals; however, if residents have neglected their properties, they can face a fine of $150 to $10,000. “It’s really in everyone’s best interest to take pride and ownership of their property maintenance,” Press said. “We strive to educate our property owners, and what their responsibilities are,” Bowman said. He added, if Municipal Peace Officers are not receiving compliance from property owners, the city will issue an order to the property owners and come to do the work themselves, and then charge it back to the owner’s property taxes. While the severity of fines depends on the state of the property, and if it’s a repeated offence, Chestermere Peace Officers do strive to issue warnings whenever possible. “There are certain circumstances where a warning isn’t sufficient, or the offence impacts the entire community,” Bowman said. He added, “Be a good neighbour. Look after your property and compare it to those around you.” For additional information on the Unsightly Properties Bylaw, please visit the City of Chestermere’s website at https://chestermere. ca/595/Bylaws.


Second annual Chestermere pride event celebrates diversity Creating a safe space to celebrate diversity within the community By Emily Rogers

On June 28, Synergy Youth members, City Councillors, first responders and Chestermere residents repainted the Pride and Transgender Crosswalks in front of City Hall to officially kick-off the second annual Chestermere Pride. Throughout the weekend, residents were encouraged to attend a variety of events including Pride in the Park with a family-friendly drag show. Photo by Emily Rogers

The second annual Chestermere Pride celebrations kicked-off with the repainting of the Pride and Transgender crosswalks in front of city hall on June 28. Around 40 Synergy youth members, City staff, City Councillors, first responders, and Chestermere residents all pitched in to paint the Pride and Transgender crosswalks. “We painted and had fun,” said an Organizer of Chestermere Pride Joshua Neiszner. The day began with the painting of the Transgender crosswalk which was painted with traditional light blue stripes on the top and bottom, traditional pink stripes, and a white stripe in the centre to represent those who are intersex, transitioning, or consider themselves to have a neutral or undefined gender. While the Transgender crosswalk was being finished, Synergy Youth began to repaint the second crosswalk the Pride colours which represent sexuality, life, healing, sunlight, nature, magic, serenity, and spirit. Both crosswalks are important for Chestermere, because they show diversity in the community, and that the community cares about everyone, Neiszner said. He added it’s great to have the crosswalks in front of city hall on a busy street, so they are visible for everyone to see. “Crosswalks are a good way of showing solidarity to the community, and the fact that we have both the transgender and the rainbow crosswalk is a symbol that Chestermere supports these communities and we are endeavoring to make this a completely safe space,” said Diversity and Inclusion Strategist Joanne Kinya Mugambi. She added, “We realize as a new city we still have strides that we need to take, but we are excited about celebrating different aspects of the community,” she added. Since the formation of the committee in April of this year, Neiszner has received positive feedback from the community regarding the Chestermere Pride organizing committee. “I heard that it’s great that we support all communities, and that it’s great we have this event for teenagers to come out and have a voice in the community,” Neiszner said. It was important for Neiszner to join the Chestermere Pride Committee, after he attended the first pride event last year and fell in love in the event. “I love being a part of events in the community. I decided to join the committee this year and see how we could improve the event and make it the best experience,” he said. Throughout the weekend, residents were encouraged to attend a variety of Chestermere Pride events including a screening of

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the documentary Beyond Gay which was featured at the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Queer and Now, Pride in the Park, Reading with Royalty, all ages drag show, live entertainment, and a free BBQ.

Chestermere first responders pitched in to help repaint the Pride and Transgender Crosswalks in front of City Hall during the Our True Colours event on June 28. The Transgender Crosswalk was repainted with a light blue stripe on the top and bottom, light pink stripes, and a white line in the centre which represents those who are intersex, transitioning, or consider themselves to have a neutral or undefined gender. Photo by Emily Rogers

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Teaching youth indigenous history through Traditional Story-Telling Workshop and Drumming Circle By Emily Rogers Parent Link Centre hosted the first-ever Traditional Story-Telling Workshop and Drumming Circle to celebrate National Indigenous History Month. On June 28, 38 participants attended a drumming circle, where they learned traditional indigenous drumming techniques and songs from Chantal Chagnon from Cree8. “We wanted to provide an interactive opportunity for parents, and families with little ones to celebrate the diverse culture, and traditional teachings of indigenous Peoples,” and Team Lead of Early Childhood Supports Suzan Jensen. “The community received the storytelling workshop and drumming circle very well. There was a lot of excitement from families,” she said. She added, “We were impressed with the turnout and really excited to see so many families come out, eager to learn, and celebrate the indigenous heritage and culture. All I could hear was laughter, and they sounded like they are having such a fun time.” As part of a network of over 57 Parent Link Centres, the

Chestermere Parent Link Centre values diversity and promotes inclusion with all of the programs, events, and services offered. “Being a part of the City of Chestermere, these events help to increase awareness of our indigenous history and is an opportunity to participate in acts of reconciliation,” she added. The Traditional Story-Telling Workshop and Drumming Circle are unique events because they are geared towards zero to fiveyear-olds. “For children in their early years, it’s really important to educate them, teach them about different cultures, and to be accepting and open that starts at a young age,” Jensen said. “This is the next generation. If we can help them learn those values that would be awesome,” she added. A highlight for Jensen while hosting the Traditional Story-Telling Workshop and the Drumming Circle was working closely with Chagnon. “She’s really passionate about sharing and educating people about indigenous culture,” Jensen said. “It’s been a lot of learning, and it’s really great to see the positive response from the community,” she said.

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Notice of public hearing The following Development Permit(s) have been approved in accordance with the City of Chestermere Land Use Bylaw 022-10, as amended: 1. DP #19-60314 NE-Sec 9-Twp 24-Rge 28-W4M – Block 9, Lot 20MR and Block 1, Lot 60MR Discretionary Use – Two (2) Neighbourhood/Community Identification sign (31.00 sq m. and 14.70 sq m.) located on the southeast entrance of Dawson’s Landing Phase 1 Subdivision (Rainbow Road and West Lakeview Drive). Any person deemed to be affected by the above approval(s) may choose to appeal this decision to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. Any appeal must be in writing to the Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and forwarded to the City of Chestermere along with the required fee of $200.00 within 21 days from the date of this publication. Further information regarding the above mentioned approval(s) may be obtained by contacting our office at 403-207-7075 during regular business hours.

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Pursuant to the provisions of Section 692 of the Municipal Government Act, Chapter M-26 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta, 2000, and amendments thereto, the Council of the City of Chestermere is considering Bylaw 015-19 (Rezoning Direct Control R-1E lots of Kinniburgh South Phase 1), being a bylaw to redesignate lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 1, Plan 1411593, and Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 2, Plan 1411593, from Direct Control Residential Estate (DC R-1E) District to Residential Estate Modified (R-1EM) District, site located in the south east corner of the City of Chestermere as per Land Use Bylaw 022-10, as amended.

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The proposed changes to the LUB 022-10, as amended, include: 1. Deletion of Section 10.21.4 (f) – DC(R-1E) District – Original Bylaw 2006-600/5 (Parcel A, Plan 3713FJ & Pt Plan IRR62)

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2. The amendment of Land Use District Map to reflect the rezoning of the subject lands from Direct Control Residential Estate (DC R-1E) District to Residential Estate Modified (R-1EM) District. A Public Hearing will be held in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF THE CITY OF CHESTERMERE, on TUESDAY JULY 16th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering verbal and/or (preferably) written representations from interested individuals or groups affected by the proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendment.

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Earlier this summer, the Streetscapes Committee unveiled new streetlight banners along Chestermere’s main roads. Committee members Bea Germain and Louise Lougheed spearheaded the project and are pleased with the results. “Our goal was to use the banners as a way of showing Chestermere residents and visitors the many things our city has to offer. We wanted the banners to be welcoming, fun and bright. We also kept Chestermere’s new ‘Amazing Strategic Vision’ in mind when finalizing the banners,” says Louise. The banners will remain up for the summer season. “I hope the residents enjoy them, and that visitors to our city feel welcome this summer,” says Bea. If you’d like to participate in future projects like this, you can apply to join the Streetscapes Committee this fall. Learn more at chestermere.ca/committees.

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Supporting our local pollinators Additional habitat was planted during National Pollinator Week By Emily Rogers To celebrate National Pollinator Week Chestermere residents raised awareness of local pollinators by adding Perennial Liatris plants to the pollinator garden on June 20 behind the East Lake School. The goal of National Pollinator Week is to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and increase habitats for local pollinators by either building structures to assist them with nesting, or create a place where they can comfortably repopulate, and manufacture food. “National Pollinator Week provides a short-term focus on the importance of these often-invisible workers among us,” said Chair of the Bee City Committee Neil Neufeld. “Bee’s, along with other pollinators, play an important and intricate part of providing to our natural world. Their contribution shouldn’t be underestimated,” Neufeld said. Chestermere is raising awareness for the pollinators by advertising and promoting the pollinator garden with signs stating the area is bee friendly. The Bee City Committee encourages residents to participate in community events and efforts to reduce pesticides and help the promotion of pollinators housing and breeding needs. “A lot of this comes from awareness. Once people have awareness, they will have some interest, and with interest, they will engage to help, instead of standing in the way,” Neufeld said. Although there is an opportunity for Chestermere residents to build pollinator habitats in their gardens, for

over 300 native bee species in Alberta, providing too much of any one habitat can have consequences. “The planting of bee-friendly plants has a broader impact for supporting all the pollinators,” Neufeld said. He added, “To understand what bee and pollinatorfriendly plants are, they often go hand in hand with attractive landscapes.” Pollinators are often overlooked, they are looked at as being a nuisance, to be controlled, contained, and demolished, despite being vital to the environment. Neufeld hopes adding to the pollinator garden will encourage people to stop and look at the world around them, ask questions, and learn about the environment. National Pollinator Week went well. However, Neufeld would have liked to have more people attend the event and learn about pollinator habitat. “The education that comes from pollinator week is a temporary focus, but ideally will expand throughout the rest of the season that pollinators are active. It’s longer than just the week,” he said. The additions made to the pollinator garden were only possible with the support of the City of Chestermere, Lead Hand of Parks and Gardening Division Alison Ciupa, and the those involved in the Bee City Committee. “A real thank-you is due to the city of Chestermere, and Alison Ciupa who championed the event, and arranged to have the plants available,” Neufeld said. He added, “We have strong hopes of their success in the years to come.”

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To bring awareness to the importance of local pollinators, the City of Chestermere, the Bee City Committee, and residents planted Perennial Liatris plants in the pollinator garden on June 20 behind the East Lake School, for National Pollinator Week. The addition of habitat will support the pollinators by producing food, along with a safe area for the pollinators to comfortably repopulate. Photo submitted by Neil Neufeld On June 20, the City of Chestermere, Bee City Committee members, and residents came together to plant additional habitat in the pollinator garden behind the East Lake School for National Pollinator Week. The pollinator garden will be a catalyst to raise awareness of the local pollinators. Photo submitted by Neil Neufeld

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Leela Sharon Aheer MLA

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Hello Chestermere Readers! Happy Canada Day! We hope you had a chance to meet up and greet fellow Chestermereians and join in on the celebrations at John Peake Park as well as other festivities around the city. We also celebrated Chestermere’s second annual Pride weekend which was kicked off by repainting the cross walks in front of City Hall. Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, and organizers who worked so hard to create such wonderful celebrations for both events! It was an honour to participate along with all of you! A special shout out to my wonderful Constituency staff, and to my family to help make sure that all parts of our constituency had provincial representation for the various Canada day celebrations. Thank you so much to Peter, Vicki, Akesh and Malkeet for helping me to be in more than one place at a time and for taking time out of your long weekend to be present for these wonderful celebrations. A very happy 4th of July for our American brothers and sisters as well. I wanted to update you on some of the legislation that has been debated and passed as well as update you on some of the changes that are coming with respect to getting rid of red tape. One of the first changes you will see is with AISH. We will be automatically enrolling AISH recipients who have turned 65 into Seniors financial assistance programs. This will remove stress, excess paper work and it will speed up the process. Previously, seniors had to apply for provincial Seniors benefits. This is unnecessary red tape, as the government has the required information. This removes barriers and improves access to services. This summer, department staff will begin adjusting processes and communicating with AISH recipients about the transition. Private members Bill 201 received royal assent this past week! MLA Jackie ArmstrongHomeniuk put forward Bill 201 to protect our students who require an Epipen by ensuring that all Alberta schools have them on the premises. They are now mandatory in schools staring in the winter of 2020. The Bill gives more legal protections to teachers and helps create safer schools for our students with severe allergies. Congratulations Jackie, and thank your for advocating for our kids! I also wanted to update you on the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) for Class 1 and 2 drivers. Class 1 and 2 drivers who got their commercial driver’s licence between October 11, 2018 and February 28, 2019 must pass the MELT knowledge road test before March 1, 2020, while school bus drivers, farmers, and farm workers can apply for an extension to comply. Today, our government extended the deadline for school bus drivers and farmers to become MELT certified to July 31, 2020 for school bus drivers and November 30, 2020 for farmers and farm workers. Several impacted stakeholders communicated their

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concerns with the NDP’s rushed implementation of MELT and fast approaching deadline. Unfortunately, the NDP ignored concerns from several groups that MELT deeply impacts such as school bus driver and the farming industries who need more time to adjust to the MELT requirements or they would have faced a serious shortage of drivers. Our government is committed to consulting with farmers and school bus drivers to create a robust driver training system in place that works for industry and that is safe. Let’s chat about the Government of Alberta Annual Report which outlines the past fiscal year. “Yikes” is the word that comes to mind when you see the previous government’s overspending. I’m certain that you are not surprised! The total debt skyrocketed to $80.8 billion (around $20,000 per Albertan!) which is more than a 65% increase over the previous year. This is not sustainable. We have a responsibility to take a hard look at Alberta’s fiscal health and be responsible with how the government spends your precious and hard-earned tax dollars. I am looking forward to seeing the results of the MacKinnon panel which is taking a deep dive into our fiscal situation to better understand how to spend thoughtfully and with compassion and consideration for the people of Alberta. Our investment income was $500 million below projections, and the debt was higher which translates to: zero growth to Alberta’s revenues. Somehow the previous NDP Government still managed to grow expenses by 8 billion. Albertans deserve better than having this debt. We are aiming for balance, and we will work hard to get Alberta there! Finally, the crude-by-rail fiasco! What a mess! Our government has chosen to deal with this by working with the private sector, not by creating a government owned crude-by-rail program. We are working with CIBC Capital Markets and the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission to have the private sector take this project over. This is how it will work: CIBC will advise on the divestment of the project to make sure you as the tax payer get fair value for the investment. This process will hopefully be finished this fall. The NDP signed a $3.7 billion contract just before the last election, one of the largest expenditures in Alberta’s history. This was to lease railcars, and for a mere 3 years! We will get this program back on track (no pun intended) so that we can get value for our dollars! We have relaxed some of the curtailments and Alberta is now producing 3.74 million barrels per day, and we are hopefully heading towards exiting the production limitations in the near future. We have arranged for meeting space in Chestermere and as always we love to hear from you. My office may be reached at 403-207-9889, Chestermere.Strathmore@assembly.ab.ca.

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Gin Is In Alberta used to be a rather dreary province for distilled spirits. Sure, we had the Alberta Premium Rye Whisky your dad mixed with coke down the local honkytonk while listening to Merle Haggard on the jukebox, but not much else. Fortunately, the provincial red tape around craft distilling was drastically cut by in 2013, leading to small distilleries popping up all over our fair province, bringing with them small-batch vodka, gin, whisky, and any other spirit you can imagine. Always looking for an excuse to support our local small businesses, I found an opportunity a few weeks back, in the form of the eleventh annual World Gin Day, which I spent touring a few local craft distilleries. Whenever a new distillery opens up in Alberta, you can be certain they will have vodka and gin on the menu immediately, both of which usually come from the same base ingredients, with the gin receiving an added infusion of herbs and botanicals. Whisky is rarely available at a brand-new distillery, as it must be aged for 3 years in oak prior to bottling, but vodka and gin have no such aging requirements. Our waxing and waning love affair with gin in North America started in the dark days of Prohibition. Despite the best efforts of the morality police, booze was consumed with great abandon in the speakeasies that existed in every city. Because the hooch producers and suppliers had to keep one step ahead of the law, there was a shift from whiskey to gin, simply because gin did not require extensive aging. Because so much illicit liquor was being produced clandestinely, the so-called bathtub gin of the day was generally of poor quality, so had to be mixed with sweet juices or honey to mask the foul taste. This was how many gin cocktails were born, and many are still popular to this day. When Prohibition ended in 1933, gin cocktails remained popular not only because of familiarity, but because it would take several years of aging in oak barrels to build up a domestic supply of whiskey. Consumer tastes changed in North America in the 1960s, with cocktails largely going out of fashion, until a vodka-led surge of cocktail culture in the 1980s, followed by increased

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popularity of traditional gin-based cocktails in the mid-noughties. The gin renaissance that started more than a decade ago is still going strong, with much of the popularity being led by the small artisanal distilleries. The first craft gin in Alberta comes from the Eau Claire Distillery in Turner Valley, which opened its doors in 2014, and has already expanded production several times to keep up with demand. I made the trip to Turner Valley for World Gin Day last month, just to enjoy the Eau Claire Parlour Gin directly from the source in their tastefully appointed taproom, built in the oldtimey movie theatre and former saloon right downtown. The Eau Claire Parlour Gin is their most popular spirit, and is made with locally grown barley that is harvested from the field directly behind the distillery, making it the shortest distance from farm to glass you have ever sipped! A secret blend of juniper berries and locally grown botanicals are infused during the distillation process for that quintessential gin flavour. Although there are countless gin-based cocktails to choose from, my favourite is still the humble gin and tonic, a simple and timeless classic in own right. My drinking companions of the day were more interested in the Eau Claire Prickly Pear EquineOx, a sweeter spirit made from locally grown barley, and blended with the essence of the prickly pear cactus, a native succulent that grows all over southern Alberta. I like to use the EquineOx to make an Albertan version of the Moscow Mule, starting with a jigger glass of spirit, then adding ginger beer and lime juice, preferably over ice in a copper mug. The juice from the prickly pear cactus makes the EquineOx sweeter than a vodka or gin, so can easily substitute for rum, or pretty much any cocktail that uses a sweet juice or soda mixer. If the last gin to pass your lips was an old Tanqueray or Bombay Sapphire, you need to get with the times! Look for one of the many local Alberta gin distillers at your local bottle shop and try one today!


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“What big teeth you have, grandma” said Little Red Riding Hood to the wolf. Apart from needing an optometrist, Little Red Riding Hood may well have been talking about a dog, whose dental attributes are similar to a wolf. Even though a wolf’s teeth are larger to enable them to rip and tear their prey, dogs and wolves share the same number of teeth: young pups have 28 deciduous teeth, while adults have 42 permanent teeth. The young pups 28 teeth compares to 20 in human babies and the 42 permanent teeth in an adult dog compares to 32 in an adult human (not counting wisdom teeth). Dr. Donald Beebe, a board-certified specialist in veterinary dentistry and the hospital director at Apex Dog and Cat Dentistry in Englewood, Colorado explains that puppy teeth—also known as deciduous teeth or milk teeth—work much like an adult dog’s teeth but on a smaller scale. Starting around 4 months of age and extending to around 6 months of age, the deciduous teeth begin to exfoliate. Compared to human children, in which the process takes place over years, in puppies, the transition is very rapid, over a matter of weeks. Dr Beebe observes that while the makeup and chemical structure of dog teeth is similar to those of human teeth, the size and shape of dog teeth are where the biggest differences come into play. The most prominent teeth are the long and pointy canines. They are used for grasping, lifting, pulling and potentially for defense. Further back in the mouth, the large carnassial teeth are designed to shear against one another, to provide a slicing action. This is in contrast to human teeth, which typically grind against one another to pulverize food. Dogs can’t really smash up their food like people because their teeth are not designed that way. Dr. Lisa Lippman, a veterinarian based in New York City, explains that canine root structures are similar to human root structures except that in dogs, the three upper molars have two roots, whereas the two lower molars have three roots. Dr. Milinda Lommer, a board-certified veterinary dentist who practices at Aggie Animal Dental Center in Mill Valley, California notes that the roots of a dog’s tooth are long. “Most people are surprised by how long the roots are,” she says. “The visible crown is usually only about one-third the length of the tooth. For incisor teeth, the crowns are only about one-fourth the length of the tooth.” Cavities in dog teeth are extremely rare. Because the bacteria in a dog’s mouth are different from the bacteria in a human’s mouth, cavities in dogs don’t happen often. “Cavities are caused by specific bacteria that live on flat surfaces of teeth and metabolize sugars into acid,” says Dr. Lommer. “Dogs don’t usually consume as much sugar as humans do, and the species of bacteria that causes cavities are very rare in dogs’ mouths.” Unfortunately, dental disease is one of the most common disorders reported by veterinarians. Regular brushing of your dog’s teeth is recommended. Signs of periodontal disease in dogs, according to Dr. Beebe and Dr. Lippman, include: Red gums food bowls while eating Bleeding gums Thick saliva Facial swelling Plaque Favouring one Rubbing the face Bad breath side of the mouth with the paws or on Blood in water or Dropping food the floor So, at the end of the day, teeth are a major factor in both a human’s and a dog’s life but, if there’s any consolation, the tooth fairy doesn’t call when a dog’s tooth falls out!

The Listeners When was the last time someone listened to you? When did someone sit across from you and give your their undivided attention for more than 20 minutes? When did someone, instead of talking about themselves, ask good questions of you? If you have a listener in your life, you know the gift that a listener can be. Listening is an act of love for another person. It respects the other person and gives them the space to share. If you listen well, you are loving well. Listening is also one of the most helpful postures. Often when I sit with someone going through a hard time, I realize quickly that I do not have the resources, money, or time needed to help them solve their big problems. Yet the the help someone often needs is a person to listen. The greatest epiphany moments in my own life have come as good friends have listened to me. It is a gift to be heard. An unknown author wrote, “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” It is a strange, indeed. When something so seemingly passive and small has the power to change a moment and a life, it should give us a moment’s pause. Listening is powerful. A church in Indianapolis hired DeAmon Harges as a “roving listener.” His job was to simply serve their neighbourhood by listening to the stories and experiences of the people who lived there. It was experimental. Would it work? Was it a waste of resources and time? As it turned out, this roving listener staring something profound. Without a set agenda, the listening gave freedom for people to express themselves and share their dreams for the community. In the years that followed Harges has been at the centre of an emergence of artists, learning, faith, he has been connecting groups and gifts, and so much more. When we listen we learn and wisdom is finds space to flourish. Listening, not talking, is often the inspiration for something new and good. When we hear and pay attention to what is happening, without a set agenda, we set the table for a feast. In your own home, place of work, or neighbourhood you have a chance to experiment with this. What would happen if you spent more time and created the space to listen to others? What if your children were free to share their silly stories and you leaned forward to hear what they had to say? You may feel that you do not have much to give to your neighbours. You might feel that you do not have a lot in common. Yet you do have something that can profoundly help; you can be a listener. When you listen, you show love and care. When you listen you help them make sense of their big life questions and let them know that they are not alone. What if your neighbour felt free to talk about what was on their mind and they knew you would make the time to hear them? What would that do in them, and in you? Who knows, maybe a few ‘roving listeners’ will emerge in our city, too. July 04, 2019 // 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 - 11:45 am to 1:00pm 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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The Chestermere Crushers Navy U12 team ended their season off on a high after winning gold at the Westhills Tournament on June 24. Throughout the Chestermere Crushers season, they won bronze at the South Bow River (SBR), Fastpitch Tournament, and gold in the City Championships on June 16. “I was proud of them, from top to bottom every kid deserved to be there, and they made it show by winning the gold,” said Head Coach of the Chestermere Crushers Navy U12 team Kevin Lynch. He added the team morale was very high after winning gold, filled with smiles, high fives, and hugs. “It was a nice way to finish off the season with a gold medal,” Lynch said. The Chestermere Crushers were successful because the teammates came together really well from the very beginning of their season. “There wasn’t a whole lot of work involved in getting them to be a cohesive unit. It was more of fine-tuning their development as baseball players, and the rest just came together,” Lynch said. “They did have a lot to learn, but as far as any group of kids, these ones were sponges, they just picked everything up really fast,” he added. Throughout the season, the team would practice roughly once a week, where they would aspire to

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Albertans can now explore publicly funded continuing care facilities and learn more about them — online. The new online continuing care facility directory has comprehensive information on all the province’s 345 publicly funded continuing care facilities. This new online tool is designed to simplify the process of finding a care home when one is needed. Directory information will be updated every six months. It includes but is not limited to: • How to contact a case manager regarding assessment for Designated Supportive Living or Long Term Care. • Facility address and contact information, as well as a map that can be used to locate nearby facilities • Photos of the facility • The number of spaces and level of service provided • Link to accommodation charges • -Link to accommodation standards audit results • Accreditation status of the facility • -Resident and family council status • -Health Quality Council of Alberta survey results (food rating and global overall care rating) • Available amenities • Transportation options Find the online directory at ahs.ca/continuingcare.

The secret to not getting sick on vacation

(NC) Escaping the city for a few days sounds like relaxing time, but not sticking to a regular schedule can be taxing for many of us, especially those with chronic health conditions. To make sure your time away leads to you feeling refreshed and not like you need a vacation from your vacation, check out these tips: Sleeping. Fun times, late-night chats and parties can keep us up into the wee hours of the morning by the lake. But going to sleep at different times on weekdays and weekends can affect our sleep habits, making it harder to fall asleep and wake up come Monday. Poor sleep can then affect your immune system and put you at a higher risk for disease. At the cottage, try to stick to a schedule as much as possible, and avoid too much caffeine or alcohol both of which can affect your sleep. Eating. Binging on hot dogs and hamburgers can feel good while you’re eating, but pausing your healthy eating goals on cottage weekends can negatively impact your metabolism and you may have a harder time maintaining a healthy weight. To avoid temptation, do some mindful meal prep on Thursday and bring ingredients for the same kind of nutritious meals you would eat at home. Pack healthy snacks that keep you full for longer, like trail mix, Greek yogurt and veggies. Medication. If you’re on a regimented medication schedule for a condition like diabetes, it can be harder to stay healthy when you’re away from home. In fact, 42 per cent of people living with diabetes declared to be stressed when thinking of going on vacation versus 25 per cent of people with a flexible medication schedule. To stay on track at the cottage, use a smart blood glucose meter that makes testing easier, like the Accu-Chek Guide System, which features a uniquely designed test strip with a wider dosing area. It seamlessly connects to the mySugr app, which makes it easy to log blood sugar and meals and more so you can enjoy a relaxing time away from home.

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(NC) Getting sick on vacation is never fun. It can waste your time, money and precious vacation days. If you’re planning a trip abroad, there are many ways to keep you and your family healthy. Here are some tips from the Public Health Agency of Canada to consider: Visit a healthcare professional. At least six weeks before you leave, check in with your doctor or visit a travel health clinic. Review your family’s immunization history to ensure each traveller has received all recommended vaccines and boosters. Ask about options for additional vaccinations, preventative medication and other precautions to reduce the risk of travel-related illnesses. Always take precautions with food and water. Boil it, cook it, peel it or leave it! Wash your hands frequently and before eating or preparing food, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer when soap and water are not available. Eat foods that are well cooked and served hot, especially meat and seafood. Drink water only if it has been boiled, disinfected or is in a commercially sealed bottle. Take action to avoid insect bites. Cover up by wearing light-coloured clothing, loose pants and long-sleeved shirts made of tightly woven

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materials. Use insect repellant on exposed skin day or night. Sleep in areas that are completely enclosed or well screened and use bed nets for young children in playpens and strollers. Remember those with special health needs. Children, seniors and pregnant women all have unique travel health needs since they are more likely to have compromised or developing immune systems. You may need to take extra precautions to protect their health. Find travel health advice related to your destination and search by country name at travel. gc.ca.


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Entertaining comes easy when the weather is pleasant. Many people welcome the chance to host in warm weather, and with hosting comes the need to provide tasty foods and refreshing beverages. While grilling is often the method of choice when hosting warm weather gatherings, following up tasty grilled fare with an equally pleasing homemade dessert can set any soiree apart. Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp from Crock-Pot: 365 Year-Round Recipes (Publications International, Ltd.) from Crock-Pot test kitchens creates a cobbler-esque dessert chock-full of comforting flavours. It can be enjoyed on its own, or topped with a dollop of cream or ice cream.

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Appropriation isn’t a crime, it’s natural cultural evolution

Cultural appropriation is how people learn. We take the most useful information we come across and pass it on to our children By Brian Giesbrecht Senior Fellow Frontier Centre for Public Policy The controversy concerning what’s called cultural appropriation has taken a strange new twist. Complaints about this newly-invented crime have typically involved Indigenous artists complaining that a non-Indigenous person has appropriated something from them. But now a group of Inuit claims a fellow Indigenous artist has culturally appropriated the throat-singing they say belongs to them alone as part of their birthright. In fact, the Inuit group, which includes the well-known artist Tanya Tagaq, threatened to boycott the Indigenous Music Awards if Cree singer Connie LeGrande was allowed to perform her throat-singing act. Given that cultural appropriation is recently invented and has no real historical roots – or even any rational reason to exist – it’s a bit hard to define. It will suffice to define it as the belief that if you’re born into a certain racial or cultural group, your DNA entitles you to ownership of the cultural accoutrements that one of your ancestors created or invented. So the belief by the Inuit group that an ancestor invented throatsinging would give them the exclusive right to practise this art. The only way a person from a different group, such as LeGrande, could throat-sing would be with the Inuit group’s permission – probably requiring compensation. This belief in cultural appropriation seems to be confined in Canada to Indigenous groups. Other groups seem content to borrow

from each other without fees or permission-seeking ceremonies. Just about every cultural practice, artwork or basic habit of a group was probably borrowed, appropriated or evolved from someone else’s practice. Where, for example, did the Inuit get throat-singing? In all probability, from their Siberian predecessors. The Inuit were among the last of the Indigenous groups to arrive in what is now Canada. Inuit ancestors came from Siberia over the Bering land bridge before melting glaciers separated Siberia from Alaska. DNA tests show Inuit to be most closely related to eastern Mongolian people – more closely than to other North American Indigenous people, in fact. The Tuvans, an eastern Mongolian people, have been practising throat-singing since antiquity. Some of us have heard Tuvan throat-singers at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Not only do the Tuvan resemble the Inuit, their ancient throat-singing resembles Inuit throat-singing remarkably. So, in all probability, the Inuit brought the throat-singing tradition with them from their ancient Siberian past. In other words, they culturally appropriated it. All tribes and cultures have been appropriating from one another since the beginning of time. And isn’t that what we all do? I recently listened to a lecture about cultural appropriation by an Indigenous man who was dressed in a cowboy hat and cowboy boots. The man was a Protestant. He didn’t see the irony. Christianity is a perfect example of cultural appropriation. Christians were Jews who simply took Judaism and appropriated a few parts from Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek and many other July 04, 2019 // theanchor.ca

influences. Cultural appropriation is how people learn. We take and keep the most useful information we come across, and then pass it on to our children. Teachers use information obtained from Polish scientists, Arab mathematicians, Scottish geologists and so on. Those Polish, Arab and Scottish thinkers don’t demand permission or cash for what they created. They used their creative abilities to contribute to human progress. This has always been the case. Greeks took from Indians. Romans took from Greeks. Another word for cultural appropriation is history. Canada is a perfect example of cultural appropriation – each culture taking the best parts from the others and moulding the result into something called Canadian. So my advice to the aggrieved throat-singing group is this: feel free to use that modern sound system (created by British inventor Lee de Forest), wear your best dress (perhaps from a French designer), have your band play their Stratocaster guitars (designed by Leo Fender) and when you win your award, feel free to appropriate the language of your choice to give your acceptance speech. You won’t be required to ask permission or pay for any of these creations you culturally appropriated from the people and cultures that created these wondrous things. Just be equally generous with your gifts. Brian Giesbrecht is a retired judge and a senior fellow with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.

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Royal Tyrrell Museum opens new stomping grounds

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Come and get up close and personal with the Albertosaurus in the new Learning Lounge – an interactive exhibit and discovery area. The Learning Lounge features a life-sized bronze Albertosaurus skeleton and hands-on activities about Canada’s first known carnivorous dinosaur. The addition also includes improved spaces for education programs, meetings and conferences, and visitor amenities. “When you drive into Drumheller, you enter an entirely different world. It sparks your imagination, and it is a magical place for children to experience. The Royal Tyrrell Museum is one of Canada’s most visited museums and I’m so proud that the Government of Alberta has invested in its future.” Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women “Our government is proud to support the Royal Tyrrell Museum, as it provides opportunities for curious minds to learn about paleontological history and Alberta’s rich fossil heritage. I am thrilled that this investment has allowed the museum to expand its facility, reaffirming its leadership in paleontology and creating greater opportunities for all Canadians to learn about our prehistoric past.” Pablo Rodriguez, federal Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism “The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology expansion project is an important example of government’s investment in key infrastructure that supports Albertans’ quest for information and brings our history to life. Infrastructure projects like the museum addition are crucial for supporting Alberta’s job creators and helping to grow our economy so we can build a prosperous future for all Albertans.” Prasad Panda, Minister of Alberta Infrastructure Area! “The Royal Tyrrell Museum provides a unique and valuable experience to all people lucky enough to visit. We are proud to be the home of such a wonderful cultural gem, and this new expansion will pay dividends to all people fortunate enough to visit for decades to come.” Nate Horner, MLA Drumheller-Stettler The $9.3-million museum expansion was funded by the Government of Alberta ($5.7 million) and the Government of Canada ($3.6 million from the Department of Canadian Heritage).

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The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology welcomes over 430,000 visitors per year from across the province, nation and around the world. Since opening its doors in 1985, the museum has welcomed more than 13 million visitors. The Royal Tyrrell Museum houses one of the world’s largest displays of dinosaurs and is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of paleontology. Joseph Burr Tyrrell discovered Albertosaurus on Aug. 12, 1884 while mapping coal deposits in the Drumheller area. Albertosaurus sarcophagus was the apex predator in Alberta 72.5 to 68 million years ago. Although it lived earlier in time, Albertosaurus is closely related to T. rex.

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Canada can end the China crisis in one simple move

Since we’re in an economic and moral conflict with China, why not do the entirely virtuous thing and withdraw our recognition of Beijing? By Gerry Bowler Senior Fellow Frontier Centre for Public Policy In 1970, Pierre Trudeau’s Canadian government cut diplomatic ties with one government claiming to rule China and recognized another. It’s time to reverse that decision. Out went a longtime ally, the quasi-democratic Republic of China, based on the island of Taiwan, and in came the nasty tyranny known as the People’s Republic of China under Chairman Mao. This seemed reasonable from an economic and raison d’état point of view. Though Canadian troops had been at war with Chinese forces only 17 years before in Korea, the People’s Republic of China represented a huge potential market that the Taiwanese did not. And besides, Trudeau always had a soft spot for leftist dictators, as seen by his coziness with Fidel Castro, Robert Mugabe and Zhou Enlai. Canada’s recognition of the Beijing regime led the way to the People’s Republic of China getting a seat on the UN Security Council and a global diplomatic shunning of Taiwan. Almost 50 years later, Canada and China have reached a crisis in our relations. Despite our present prime minister’s fondness for the country – in 2013 Justin Trudeau praised its “basic dictatorship” for turning around its economy – the Chinese are attempting to bully us into releasing one of their citizens, who we’re holding on a U.S. warrant. The Chinese have in turn arrested Canadians, levied the death penalty on two, choked our trade in canola and pork, refused to see our diplomats and warned us to cease our “white supremacism” and “actions that undermine the interests of China.” Canada is in a dilemma. Releasing Huawei Technologies Co. chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou will only encourage China to see us as a country it can shove around lawlessly and with impunity. Keeping her in custody (as our laws require) will invite more Chinese damage to our

economy and citizens visiting or living in China. But there is a solution. Canada’s balance of trade with China is in a deficit – we import almost three times the value of Chinese goods than we sell into China. We’re China’s eighth largest partner but we run the third largest trade imbalance with it. Goods from China represent 12.7 per cent of Canadian imports but the Chinese market is less than five per cent for Canadian exports. A trade war would be painful to both sides but undoubtedly China would wince if we were serious in signalling that, when provoked, we fight. But let’s take this a step further. Since we’re involved in an economic and moral conflict with China, why not do the entirely virtuous thing and withdraw our recognition of this genuinely evil clique in Beijing? Call our embassy staff, students and business folk back from China, and expel their diplomats, students, money-laundering billionaires and spies. And then recognize once again the Republic of China on Taiwan. It’s now a true democracy and an industrial powerhouse. Blood vessels would burst in the foreheads of the gangsters in the Forbidden City, invective would fly against Canada and much of the world would secretly cheer us. Perhaps other countries – tired of China’s industrial espionage, flouting of trade rules, interference in domestic affairs and racist sinocentrism – would follow our lead. No Canadian politician has the courage (or perhaps, foolhardiness) to take my advice. But if I were in charge of Canada’s foreign affairs, I would make a well-publicized visit tomorrow to Taipei, the capital of the Republic of China, just to give the “basic dictatorship” some food for thought. Gerry Bowler is a Canadian historian and a senior fellow with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. © Troy Media

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ROSEBUD THEATRE WELCOMES ONE MILLIONTH VISITOR!

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Submitted by Rosebud Theatre Rosebud, Alberta (JUNE 26, 2019) Rosebud Theatre welcomed its one millionth guest today during a well-attended performance of W.O. Mitchell’s The Kite. Celia Harper, from Calgary, was welcomed with cheers and a gift basket from the staff. Celia has been to the theatre before and said that she was thrilled to be a part of this special occasion. She received gifts from Quality Hotel Drumheller, Badlands Passion Play, Val Speer (local artist), Rose Cottage, Rockin’ R Guest Ranch, Royal Tyrrell Museum, The World’s Largest Dinosaur, Rosebud Theatre and Rosebud School of the Arts. The Rosebud Theatre continues to expand its reach each year, with visitors of all ages coming from across Alberta, Canada, and beyond. “I’m so proud of this theatre and how we’ve continued to grow”, said Tom McCabe, acting Executive Director. “Our first show was in 1983, and twenty-three years later we welcomed our 500,000th visitor, during a 2006 performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Now, 13 years later we have hit the one million mark!” The Kite is being running at the Rosebud Opera House until August 31st, 2019. Matinee and evening performances include a delicious buffet meal. For more information or to buy tickets go to rosebudtheatre.com or call 1-800-267-7553. In its 36th season, Rosebud Theatre is one of Alberta’s premiere theatre companies with an international reputation for innovative live theatre. The Theatre has received multiple awards, including Travel Alberta’s, Alberta Pride – ALTO Award, the Rural Tourism Champion Award and the Rozsa Award. Annually, more than 35,000 visitors enjoy theatrical performances, live music, art galleries, museums and shopping in this stunning hamlet. Rosebud, Alberta is also home to the Rosebud School of the Arts – a post-secondary institution offering conservatory training in theatre and music.

Townhouse living is experiencing a resurgence, and many people may be surprised to find how this lifestyle choice fits with their home ownership goals. Townhouses are a great way to get the benefits of single-family living without all of the responsibility of having a detached property typically at a more affordable price. Townhomes are now the fastest-growing segment of the single-family housing construction market, according to the National Association of Home Builders, . Townhouse construction was up 17.8 percent between 2014 and 2015. Although various styles of homes and apartments have their pros and cons, townhouse communities have much to offer and can be the way to go for busy professionals or people who live active lifestyles. Here is a look at some of the benefits of living in a townhome. Ownership Unlike an apartment, townhome residents own their homes and the land they’re built on, according to the lifestyle resource The Nest. Spacious square footage Townhouse builders are masters at maximizing interior space through innovative design. Depending on where you live, a simple search on Trulia or Zillow can yield many townhomes that boast anywhere from 1,500- to

3,000-square-foot townhomes with three or more bedrooms. Maintenance Townhouse communities often collect a maintenance or homeowner’s association fee each month that covers upkeep of the grounds. Depending on the area, this fee may cover the cost of leaf and snow removal, landscaping and pool maintenance. That gives homeowners more time to relax on weekends. Amenities Many townhouse communities are now designed with lifestyle in mind. Modern townhouses may have tennis courts, resortstyle swimming pools, fitness centers, walking trails, and children’s playgrounds right on the premises. In addition to the parks and fitness areas, many of these communities have common areas and green spaces that enable residents to meet and socialize. This affords townhome residents ample opportunities to socialize. Proximity to town Whether they’re in the city or suburbs, townhouse communities tend to be built in booming areas that are close to trendy towns, shopping, metro hubs, and good schools. Townhomes boast many advantages and should be given ample consideration by prospective home buyers.

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June 7 – Aug 31

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Book Tickets online at RosebudTheatre.com 1-800-267-7553

Kite By W.O. Mitchell

Laughs will fly as high as Daddy Sherry’s trapeze on this wild ride with the kookiest kite you will ever meet! “As unpretentious and refreshing as lemonade on an Indian-summer day” —Time

“Made memorable by the vibrant presence of Daddy Sherry, an irrepressible old maverick.”—Michael Peterman

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The Chestermere Historical Foundation encourages residents to learn about the history of their community * The BBQ Beach Party following th...

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The Chestermere Historical Foundation encourages residents to learn about the history of their community * The BBQ Beach Party following th...