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The City of Chestermere have plans to improve the quality of life for residents they state in the City’s new strategic vision. Our strategic vision focuses on creating an amazing quality of life, amazing partnerships, amazing relationships, amazing opportunities, and amazing neighbourboods,” said Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers. “We believe that the residents of Chestermere deserve the best,” Chalmers said.

“This vision provides the foundation and sets expectations on how to achieve that,” he added. After City Council was elected 18 months ago, they rolled up their sleeves and began to tackle significant issues within the community; taking control over the utility company, hiring a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and implementing economic incentives for community growth. “These foundational actions will enable us to make more positive changes in the coming months that will benefit our residents directly,” Chalmers said. “Now, we are ready to look at what kind

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Council focuses on building a thriving community of community we would like to become,” he added. Although the City of Chestermere can’t do everything, they are focused on creating a community where residents can live, work and play. While the city is eager to provide excellent services and amenities, they also recognize that residents care deeply about costs. Currently, there are 17 pathways to excellence council is focusing on to create an amazing Chestermere: utility stability, economic diversification, and seniors housing. Moving forward, city administration says they will set out a work plan for the year that describes how they achieve results in the strategic pathways, with regular reports and updates on how work is progressing to council. “We are not a community that will accept mediocre,” Chalmers said. He added, residents deserve better and in everything council does they are committed to doing it with the highest level of service. To achieve a high level of service the city has just completed an organizational redesign which ensured staff are in their areas of experience and strengths. Now, because of the new strategic vision, the

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focus has shifted to community service delivery, breaking down department silos, focusing on better budgeting, and improving cross-departmental cooperation, Chalmers said. City Council will be reviewing and setting clear guidelines regarding the level of service they provide to residents. Chalmers and members of council invite residents to join them in creating an amazing community, and welcome ideas for making Chestermere extraordinary.

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City making upgrades to off-leash park area Landscape and safety improvements are expected to last for four weeks By Emily Rogers Spring landscaping and safety improvements in the city’s off-leash area began on April 25 and are expected to last four weeks. Over a year ago, city administration employed public engagement to determine what improvements frequent users of the off-leash area wanted. “A lot of the changes were based on what we heard from people,” said Community Operations Lead for the City Kathy Russell. She added that the city plans to complete the improvements in the fall and early spring to not disrupt the peak use time of the park. The focus is on modifying berms, laying sod and seeding, installing trees and native grasses, installing split rail fencing, finalizing secondary trails, adding shade sails at the pebble dog beach, and adding additional picnic tables and garbage cans. In some areas of the park there needs to be a cleanup of piles of dirt have been left, , Russell added, in other areas the extra material can be used to make small berms, which will create natural dividers to create spaces rather than using fencing. Along with adding berms, the city will also be adding a new shade sails by the pebble beach and will add large boulders for people to sit on. The timeline for adding the shade sail is still uncertain, because the logs that will be installed are not locally sourced. “The rest of the work can be easily completed over the next four weeks,” Russell said. Last year, the city added more garbage bins, more places to sit, removed the rotting retaining wall, created the pebble dog beach, and improved drainage within the park. Water flows into the park from different locations, and drainage needed to be addressed,

Russell said. The city needs to ensure the drainage is working efficiently and make any adjustments as required. “It was more functional as opposed to adding amenities in the park,” Russell said. The city endeavoured to balance the needs of dog owners and non-dog owners who use the park, Russell said. “Everyone loves the park, and they didn’t want huge changes to it. They liked the naturalized feeling,” she said. The city has endeavoured to honour that desire while improving the safety of the park. To keep the naturalized feeling of the park, goats were brought in to chew down and weaken the weeds, which has been very effective. “There will be a transition away from weeds to more naturalized prairie grasses,” Russell said. Within the next couple of weeks, there might be some inconvenience where portions of the pathways have been shut down periodically. “We apologize for the inconvenience, but it will be an improved park within the next month,” Russell said.

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The Chestermere Whitecappers however are To provide the Chestermere Whitecappers with a new lease agreement, the CRCA was legally re- hesitant to sign the new lease agreement without the legal consultation of a lawyer. quired to terminate the previous lease and serve “When the old lease was signed there was no the seniors organization an eviction notice. lawyer consulted, and we want to make sure this “We have gone back and forth with multiple time around that what we’re signing is OK,” people to try to resolve it, and we think we have Vice President of the Chestermere Whitecappers come to a resolution,” President of the CRCA Michael Ball said. Board of Directors Paul Godley said. 4528 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary “The unsigned lease contains a clause which “The CRCA has committed to providing a new states the CRCA can terminate the lease at any lease, that we perceive will resolve the contenALL Service Technicians Are Licensed time without reason. 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Rocky View County High School students spend the long weekend with practicing the art of rodeo By Emily Rogers The Rocky View High School Rodeo allowed young athletes to practice their craft in a world class rodeo venue from April 19 until April 22. “The rodeo went very well, we had nearly 200 entries per day in the junior section and double the entries per day in the senior section,” Event Director of the Rocky View High School Rodeo Ran Richard said. Student contestants made the rodeo go so well, as they are constantly professional, disciplined and always ready to compete whenever they were called upon, he added Despite having a successful weekend, it is always challenging for the volunteers of the Rocky View High School Rodeo to manage a large and growing number of contestants and their four-legged partners. While it is a challange, seeing the excitement contestants have for competing at the Calgary Stampede makes the difficulties Rovky View Youth had an opportunity to practice rodeo in the worldfamous Calgary Stampede venue during the Rocky View High School worth it for Richard. Pole bender, breakaway roper, Rodeo from April 19 until April 22. Throughout the weekend the high and barrel racer McKinley Wall school athletes were professional, disciplined and ready to compete at spent the last two months riding any time, said the Event Coordinator Dan Richard. and roping every day to ensure Photo by Corina Cowie she was ready for the Rocky bending, which I ended up third by 0.7 of a secView High School Rodeo. ond against some tough girls,” she said. Wall had up’s and downs throughout the week, Although Wall didn’t achieve her goal, she still but she was happy with how both of her horses had fun competing in the pole bending. performed. “My horse, Honey, has so much try and loves Wall won the pole bending on the first day, and running poles which makes it so fun,” she said. was third on the second day, which put her third Without the hard work, dedication and planin the average. ning from the volunteers of the Rocky View She added, “Unfortunately, I didn’t have the Chestermere Ag Society the Rocky View High breakaway or barrel runs I had hoped for, but I School Rodeo wouldn’t have been possible. am going to be working hard in the practice pen Richard added the rodeo is open to all students for our next rodeo.” in all school districts including home school. While preparing for the rodeo, Wall’s goal was If students are tired of mainstream sports, fancy winning the average in the breakaway roping. themselves an adrenaline junkie and maintain However, her goals had changed by the time she good standing in school, then high school rodeo competed. “I was shooting to win the average in the pole might be a good fit, he said. May 02, 2019//

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High school student raises $300 for Kids Sport By Emily Rogers

Chestermere high school student Steen Wallin raised over $300 in support of Kids Sport during the 2019 Easter Break Dinger Derby Whiffle Ball Home Run tournament on April 23. “I chose Kids Sport because it supports the sports that I love and that I’m connected to,” event organizer Steen Wallin said. Wallin is currently in the Rocky View Leadership Academy (RVLA) where he learns leadership skills for event planning. “We had to plan an event that benefited our community,” Wallin said. Although Wallin is very passionate about baseball, he chose to organize a whiffle ball tournament because the game is easy to understand and play, and there is no need for experience. Around 13 youth came out to support Kids Sport and participate in the whiffle ball tournament, had lunch, and were able to win prizes such as hoodies, hats, t-shirts, blue tooth speakers, backpacks and gift cards with a $25 donation fee. “Every kid went home with a prize, and that was amazing,” Wallin said. “We were happy with the number of kids we got. It was a blessing in disguise because it was easier to manage,” he added. “That was cool to see that we could come up with this idea,” Wallin said. Throughout the event, Wallin heard youth who had never played baseball before saying how much fun they were having, and how easy it was. “People were enjoying the sport which was nice to

Chestermere high school student Steen Wallin organized the 2019 Easter Break Dinger Derby Whiffle Ball Home Run tournament on April 23. Throughout the event, youth were able to play whiffle ball, have lunch, and compete to win prizes all with a $25 donation to Kids Sport. Photo submitted see. It felt like everybody there had a great time,” Wallin said. “All the kids had fun, there were always smiles on everybody’s faces,” he added. After the success of the 2019 Easter Break Dinger Derby Whiffle Ball Home Run tournament Wallin is now considering doing the event again next year. “It was a good first running of the event. It was a good jumping off point for people to carry on in the future. It can snowball into the future, and hopefully become a bigger and bigger event each year,” he said.

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Emergency Preparedness Open House Chestermere residents will have an opportunity to connect with the Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) and learn about emergency preparedness at a public open house on May 11 hosted at the Fire Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop by for: • A car seat/seat belt clinic • Copies of the Chestermere household emergency guide • Opportunities to subscribe to City emergency alerts • A simulated Emergency Operations Centre • Displays and information about evacuation and reception centres • A raffle and door prizes • Refreshments sponsored by Tim Horton’s

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Local artist showing his work across the world Becoming a world traveling artist despite hardships By Emily Rogers A local artist is preparing to showcase his art through the Indefinite Arts Launch Pad 2.0, with a gallery opening in Dubai later next month. Roby King is known for painting buffalo skulls on canvas, horses, Disney portraits, Thomas the Train Engine, and Native American scenes. “I do some art once in a while. I love to draw, and I do some watercolour at home,” King said. King uses mostly acrylic paint, watercolour, pen, and he draws a little bit, said his sister and caregiver Anndee King. When Roby is ready to work on a new piece, he begins by finding a photograph he wants to recreate and will sketch it multiple times on paper until he likes how it looks. He sketches the photo from the paper onto a canvas and begins painting. Once Roby starts, he will use whatever colours come to him at that moment. “Roby likes a lot of colour and a lot of detail,” Anndee said. Creating art has allowed Roby to pursue relationships by collaborating with artists, work on his communication skills, and grow as a person, he said. “I love art. You have to learn to grow,” Roby said. Growing up Roby always enjoyed creating art, but it wasn’t until he joined Indefinite Arts nearly eight years ago that he found his passion. Indefinite Arts have partnered with their sister disability arts organization Mawaheb, to showcase 13 pieces which will be displayed in the Dubai Airport, and the Dubai Historic District. Last year, Roby’s art was featured internationally along with 15 other Indefinite Arts artists. “This is the first time where the artists can join the exhibition and attend the gallery opening and do a cultural exchange,” Anndee said.

Indefinite Arts have opened a door for Roby by allowing him to be an artist instead of doing a craft project. For Roby to become a world traveling artist, it is leaps and bounds from where he was in the past. “When Roby was young, there was a debate as to whether he should go to public school,” Anndee said. “Now he can travel as an artist and collaborate with other art studios on the other side of the world,” she added. Although Roby has now found a group of artists that he has Local artist Roby King is taking his art across the world where it will be showcased in the Dubai Airport, and created close relationships with, the Dubai Historic District for Indefinite Arts Launch Pad 2.0 in May. King has always enjoyed creating art getting to this point has not always by painting with acrylic, and watercolour, or by sketching. His favourite things to paint are buffalo skulls, been easy. Native American scenes, horses, Thomas the Train Engine, and scenes from Disney movies. Photo by Emily When Roby was younger many art organizations for people with special Rogers port for people with special needs. needs that he would attend, would give the artists a basic craft to do. “To think about coming from such a small rural area, and now “There’s not always a lot of opportunities for people with physiRoby becoming recognize as an artist and to have the opportunity cal and/or developmental disability to creatively express themto travel, opens up the world for him,” Anndee said. selves with mediums that they would like to use. It’s more of art Many adults with physical or developmental disabilities are not and crafts verses artist development,” Anndee said. always challenged, encouraged to dream, or explore different Roby hasn’t always been taken seriously as an artist. However, things, and think there could be more than sitting at home in their local artists specifically have been very supportive in wanting to house doing a craft, Anndee said. help him to develop skills for different mediums. “It’s exciting he has this opportunity, and that he has this support Going to Dubai is extremely exciting for Roby and Anndee, as from other artists to learn, grow, and potentially inspire others and they grew up in a small rural town where there wasn’t much supreach for the stars,” she said.





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Chestermere athlete wins bronze medal at Ringette Nationals in P.E.I. Rush comes out on top while competing in physically and mentally challenging tournament

Centre and Defense for the U19AA Calgary Rush Ringette team, Marla Wheeler won the bronze medal during Ringette Nationals in P.E.I. Despite training all season for nationals and winning a medal, the Rush team had to learn how to play as a team to be successful in the tournament. Photo submitted

By Emily Rogers Chestermere athlete Marla Wheeler, centre and defense player for the U19AA Calgary Rush, won the Ringette Nationals Bronze medal in P.E.I. “When we scored everyone went onto the ice, it was just a perfect moment. I was super happy,” Wheeler said. “I always go in wanting to win and come out on top. It was awesome to come out with a medal, and to have some fun,” she added. The Calgary Rush team trained all season for Ringette Nationals by doing intensive ice practices four to five times a week, along with off ice training in gyms. “Nationals are always a hard week mentally and physically. We played two games a day for the entire week,” Wheeler said. Wheeler added because she has been to nationals in the past, she didn’t get too stressed, she just went with what happened and reacted to it. Although Wheeler and her team spent the entire season physically training for nationals, the Rush had to work on becoming team oriented to be successful in the tournament. “We would be playing really well, and then it would fall apart,” Wheeler said. “We were constantly having to fix things, tweak things, and try to do better,” she said. At the beginning of the Rush’s season, they struggled with coming onto the ice strong and fast and would end up losing the game. Going into nationals, it was important the team

kept the momentum they had from warm-up until the final buzzer sounded. Getting everyone on the team focused once they went onto the ice changed how the Rush played throughout nationals, Wheeler said. “We had to be focused on the task at hand and not anything outside,” she said. After the team began leaving any outside distractions away from the ice, they got better and better each day of nationals. “Our goalie played incredibly amazing. We only had one goalie, and she just played awesomely,” Wheeler said. Not only was getting a medal in nationals a highlight for Wheeler, but she also enjoyed beating another Calgary team during the quarterfinal game. Going into nationals, Wheeler had set a personal goal of playing strong defensive consistently. “Being a strong defense and being reliable is always my goal when I’m playing,” she said. Despite the physical and mental challenges Wheeler had to overcome throughout the duration of the season, expressing her competitive side, making lasting friendships, and meeting new people made all of the challenging moments worth it. Although Wheeler was playing multiple times a day, she still found time to explore P.E.I., with her family and her teammates. “I’ve never been there before. I traveled with family and experienced what they had to offer, it was great,” she said.

Leela Sharon Aheer MLA Elect

Provincial News

Hello Chestermere! I wanted to talk this week about the Federal Minister of the Environment Minister McKenna and the outrageous mistruths that are being perpetuated by our federal government. We need to have a conversation, a real one, about whether or not so called “green” policies would actually add to economic growth. For starters, “green” policies almost invariably require subsidies-your tax dollars. What happens when we subsidize these industries? Well, the immediate result is that electricity prices go up. The interesting thing is that we talk about large hydro projects all the time as well, while forgetting that large dams require the flooding of forests. Is this not damaging to the environment? See this piece by Philip Cross of the MacDonaldLaurier Institute in the December 19, 2018 Financial Post: https://business.financialpost. com/opinion/philip-cross-statcan-just-exposedhow-worthless-green-industries-are-to-canadaseconomy . Remember that all these costs are passed on to you. I do not want to pretend that building infrastructure is not important, it is, and as tax payers the bill is ours to pay. However, we should be asking why we are doing these projects, pretending to be environmental, when in reality that is is the farthest thing from the truth. The one main problem always comes down to the fact that we live in a country that requires us to use energy to live in this cold and often hostile environment. Just think back to this last Saturday and the big spring storm we encountered. We were without power for only 2 hours, and it got cold in our house fast! I am very grateful that we have natural gas fireplaces. Natural gas is cheap and in great supply. We are so fortunate to have this resource, and I can tell you that even though I have 40 solar panels on my house, I was very grateful this winter to have natural gas to keep me warm on those days when my solar was not producing any power. The term “renewable destruction” has been coined to describe the job

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losses and damage to our economy created by misguided “green” subsidies. Capital investment in our oil and gas industry since 2014 has gone down by 50%, that is $41 billion in lost job-creating private sector dollars. How do we remain competitive? Canada’s imports for our energy needs have risen in the last 5 years and those imports come from Saudi Arabia. We have seen an increase of 66% since 2014. It accounts for about 10% of our consumption. Please checkout this February 28 CBC story: which explains the numbers I have described. I would think that the government of Canada—the feminist Prime Minister, would care about the gross human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, and be obsessed with building our own pipelines that would transport our incredible resources to our own refineries, creating jobs in Canada, and standing up for global human rights, especially those of women. Isn’t bill C-69 supposed to take gender into consideration? Well how does the Prime Minister justify bringing in oil from countries with severe human rights violations? It is time to stand proud Alberta! It is time to let our domestic producers compete. The cancelled Energy East pipeline is a necessary build for our prosperity, but maybe the electric car will come to our rescue sooner than expected. I would love to know what type of energy will fuel those, as I guess wind and solar will be enough. That is what Tim Gray from Environmental Defense thinks. I wonder who funds his activism? I personally would suggest that this pipeline is necessary to our way of life. Lets connect our incredible resources to Eastern Canada, that benefits all of us. Lets work to build our nation, not tear it apart. Lets embrace our incredible industry and lets be open for business. We will stand up for our resources. We will not apologize any more. As always we love to hear from you.


PUBLIC NOTICE 1290765 Alberta Ltd.

WATER ACT NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is given that 1290765 Alberta Ltd. has filed an application under the provisions of the Water Act to permanently impact three (3) water bodies (wetlands) for the purpose of constructing a residential development within the City of Chestermere located at N½ 02-024-28-W4M. An in-lieu payment for all wetland replacement was made, in accordance with the Alberta Interim Wetland Policy, under the provisions of Water Act Approval No. 00377088-00-00. Any person who is directly affected by this application may submit a written statement of concern, within seven (7) days of the date of this notice, to: Environment and Parks Regulatory Approvals Centre 5th Floor, South Petroleum Plaza 9915 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2G8 Phone: 780-427-6311 Fax: 780-422-0154 Email: The written statement of concern should include the following: • the application number: 5038573 (EMS 001-00434492) • describe concerns that are relevant to matters regulated by the Water Act • explain how the filer of the concern will be directly affected by the activity and/or diversion of water proposed in the application • provide the legal land location of the land owned or used by the filer where the concerns described are believed to be applicable • state the distance between the land owned or used by the filer and the site in the application • contact information including the full name and mailing address of the filer. Please provide the telephone number and/or email address for ease of contact. Environment and Parks will review each written statement of concern, seek more information if needed, and notify each filer by letter of the decision to accept or reject their written submission as a valid statement of concern. The Public Notice of this application will also be posted on the Department’s website at . Please quote file number: 5038573 Statements of concern submitted regarding this application are public records which are accessible by the public and the applicant. Failure to file a statement of concern may affect the right to file a Notice of Appeal with the Environmental Appeals Board. Copies of the application and additional information can be obtained from: Terri Duret Urban Systems #101, 134 11 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Phone: 403-291-1193 Email:


Nick Jeffrey

Tinned Wine I was picking up some liquid libations for a garden party on the weekend, and the friendly neighbourhood booze merchant had a large display of canned wine. Yes, you heard that correctly. Not the traditional 750 mL glass bottle. Not even the boxed wine that cheeky boozers refer to as cardbordeaux. It was pretty much the way it sounds, wine packaged in what looks much like a beer can. Canned wine has been quietly gaining momentum in North America over the past few years, driven primarily by millenial boozers, who have soundly rejected the stuffy traditions of the baby boomers and Gen Xers, opting for cheap and cheerful critter wines without the emotional baggage tied up in the wine traditions of yesteryear. Canned wines are still mostly a summer seasonal thing, popping up in the springtime every year, and disappearing when the leaves begin to fall. Portability seems to be the benefit for hauling wine to a picnic, patio party, or even cruising on the lake, with the aluminum cans much lighter than glass bottles, and not prone to breakage. Wine cans seem to favour a size of 250 mL, slightly smaller than a beer can, but exactly onethird the size of a traditional wine bottle, making them attractive for those boozers that do not want to finish an entire bottle at a picnic, or like their sparkling wines to stay bubbly for longer. Most of the wines available in cans are fresh and bright white wines or sparklers, perfect for hot summer days. The deep and complex reds that have spent lots of time aging in oak are nowhere to be found in the canned wine section, so canned wine is definitely being pushed to the casual summer drinkers of the world, rather than the stuffy wine snobs. Most of the canned wine at your friendly neighbourhood bottle shop comes out of California or Australia, both of which are blessed with long summers, so enjoy large domestic demands. Closer to home, we do have canned wine coming out of Ontario, from Between the Lines Winery in the Niagara region. Made from the

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Vidal grape, originally from France, but made famous here in Canada as the most popular grape for Ice Wine. I took home a varied selection, with a Sauvignon Blanc from the famed Francis Ford Coppola winery in Sonoma being my favourite. Yes, the award-winning director of The Godfather also owns an award-winning winery just outside of San Francisco, which I was lucky enough to visit many years ago. This wine was available in bottles as well as cans, which gave me the confidence that it was more than just a cheap plonk. Light and breezy, the wine was bursting with tropical flavours and a crisp acidity that paired well with the cedar plank salmon I was cooking up on the BBQ. I was sold on the concept of canned wine after the first few sips, but we must all remember that the can is a shipping container, and not a serving vessel, so never drink your wine directly from the can. The wine snobs of the world will remind you that up to 70% of the flavour we get from wine is from orthonasal and retronasal olfaction, which is a fancy way of telling you to use your nose. When drinking wine (or beer) directly from the can, you miss out entirely on the orthonasal olfaction, as the volatile aromatics you get from sticking your nose in a wineglass are entirely missing as you sip from a can, causing you to miss out on much wine-related enjoyment. This is true for beer as well, so unless you are drinking one of those tasteless macrobrews, pour that can into a proper glass! I passed around several cans of assorted wines at my garden party, and the crowd favourite was the Big House Cardinal Zin from California. Available in 375 mL cans, each serving is half the size of a traditional wine bottle, so perfect for those boozers who do not have time for an entire bottle. A medium bodied red wine with smoky plum and black cherries on the tongue, followed by a vanilla and dried herb finish, this was a wine that almost seemed too posh to be drinking from a can. Look for wine in a can at your local bottle shop, and try it out for your next garden party!

PAWS for Thought Steve King is the President of Community Therapy Dogs Society email:

Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Your dog has successfully completed a basic obedience class and with on-going training you are pleased with how obedient and well behaved your dog has become. In order to officially recognize the progress your dog has made, one option you might consider is the “Canine Good Neighbour” program. The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) describes it thus: “The Canine Good Neighbour Program is a 12-step test, that when completed successfully, will ensure that one of our most favoured companions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of our communities right across the country. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs. The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog’s relationship, together with the handler’s ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.” Dogs do not need to have had any official training to attempt the CGN test but I would highly recommend it. The 12 steps referred to cover the following: 1. Accepting A Friendly Stranger 2. Politely Accepts Petting 3. Appearance and Grooming 4. Out For A Walk 5. Walking Through A Crowd 6. Sit/Down On Command and Stay In Place 7. Come When Called 8. Praise/Interaction 9. Reaction To A Passing Dog 10. Reaction To Distractions 11. Supervised Isolation 12. Walking Through A Door/

Gate More detail on each step can be viewed using the link https:// To pass the test your dog will need to pass all 12 steps. If you are interested in participating with your dog and obtaining a CGN certification, you should first obtain a copy of the Participants Handbook from the CKC order desk at 1-800250-8040 or review online using the link Files/Forms/Shows-Trials/EventRules-Regulations/Canine-GoodNeighbour-Program-ParticipantHandbook The tests are conducted by evaluators who have been accredited by the CKC. To become a certified evaluator, the following criteria must be met: • be a Regular Member in good standing of The Canadian Kennel Club • have at least 5 years experience in the training and handling of dogs • be a member/participant in a dog club or dog association. • successfully pass a written test based on the Evaluator Guide and Participant Handbook. A list of evaluators can be viewed using the link https:// The cost of a CGN test is around $25-$30. At the end of the test your dog will be assessed as either “Passed” or “Not Ready”. In the case of the latter result, the evaluator will discuss with you which area(s) still need some work and, as such, will allow you to focus on specific areas for improvement. Food for thought!

Not Your Grandmother’s Library Libraries are a neighbourhood

can borrow tools. This has inspired

hub of activity where we meet

people to start businesses, fix their

others in our community, find

home, or even come together for a

resources, and connect over shared

work bee to help those in need.

interests and passions. Libraries

way to help communities grow,

gather momentum, and turn into

literally. The Richmond Grows

action. At the Chestermere Library

Seed Lending Library is, for

you will find children clapping

example, a place where people

along to a song, teens studying,

can borrow seeds, and then, after a

seniors working on computers,

growing season, replenish the seeds

and parents finding new recipes

that they have collected from their

for supper. My own father-in-law

bounty. The community is learning

discovered our local library for the

the art of harvesting seeds, and

first time and said excitedly, “did

together gardeners are creating a

you know that all these things have

new way to share skills all while

been right here all along? It’s like a

making their city a more beautiful

little treasure.”

and fruitful place. generosity and creativity that even

with books, magazines, films, and

more libraries are popping up. Toy

even video games to borrow, some

libraries, board game and puzzle

neighbourhoods have created other

libraries, recreational equipment,

kinds of libraries that are bringing

science projects, even museum

people together.

passes and Santa costumes are all

are a way for people to share books

being loaned out to others. All of these kinds of libraries

from their own front porch, and

share one thing in common: we

you may have even see some of

have plenty to share and living

them around town. These are often

open-handedly is actually deeply

little book shelters, or cabinets,

rewarding. Making hand-painting

that serve to protect a little treasure

boxes and signs that let your

trove of books available to all.

neighbours know you have

Neighbours are invited to take a

something to share is a gift to

book and leave a book; it’s a kind

those around you. We have been

of book exchange and I’ve stopped

given so much and helping others

to snoop in a few of them. Anyone

to enjoy what we have is one of

can set up a little free library and

the most deeply rewarding things

inspire reading wherever you live.

we can offer. So whether you

Tool Libraries are inspiring

The Rotary Club Of Chestermere NEW Meeting Day & Time! Meets 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 welcomed. Must register for the Lunch Buffet. Please contact us through our website www.rotarychestermere. org or email us at 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

It is out of this growing sense of

rediscovering their local library,

Little Free Libraries, for example,

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) or call Patrick @ 403-923-0099.

Seed Libraries are an innovative

are places where ideas find shape,

While some might be

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.

find your way down to our local

people to come together and repair

library, or go hunting for one of our

their communities. The Saint John

other little free libraries, may you

Tool Library in Saint John, NB is a

discover the delight of connecting

storefront organization where, for a

with others and growing in new

small annual membership, anyone

and unexpected ways.

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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 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 or \email us for more information at Chestermere Lakeside Kruzers Car Club Lakeside Kruzers Car Club Meet and Greet Show “n” Shines every 2nd & 4th Tuesday’s Apr. 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 Contact Roy Spanko, 403 285-8309



Catch the Next Wave A Social Club for people 50+ years Guests & New Members Welcome! Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30 am to 12:00 noon (Located at the South end of the Recreation Centre)

Rec Centre

Public Library

Phone: 403-235-2117, Email:




MONDAYS: CHAIR YOGA – 11:30am – 12:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Drop-in. No Charge for members and $2 for non-members. CARPET BOWLING – 1:00pm. More players are welcome! BRIDGE – 1:00pm – Guests Welcome! CHAIR YOGA 6:30pm – 7:30pm Everyone Welcome! Drop-in. No Charge for members and $2.00 non-members. TUESDAYS: CRIBBAGE FUN NIGHT - First Tuesday of every month – 6:30 pm $5/ person Everyone welcome! New Players and All Levels of Skill. WALKING GROUP – 10:00 –11:00 am - Drop In-No Charge. Walking indoors. LINE DANCING – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. No charge for members and $2/nonmember. No sign-up. Drop-in. Great workout & mind exercise.

Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre



Thursday, May 2nd – LUNCH & LEARN – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Topic changed to: “Advocacy” Bring a Lunch or sign up for a $5/person soup lunch with coffee/tea provided. ********************************************************** REGULAR WEEKLY PROGRAMS DROP-IN COFFEE HOURS: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings 10:00 am. Drop by for coffee, cookie and a chat; share some laughs!


Saturday | May 4 Mom2Mom Sale 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A huge selection of gently used children’s clothing and toys. We’ll feature over 40 tables with moms (or dads!) selling gently used items along with vendors offering products for babies and parents. Want to sell your kid’s stuff? Cost for 8 ft table: $25.00 / Wall & Power $40.00

Friday | May 10

WEDNESDAYS: CHAIR YOGA – 11:30am –12:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Drop-in. No Charge for members and $2 for non-members. CARPET BOWLING – 1:00 pm. More players welcome!

Friday Night Friends Activity Night 6:30 - 8 p.m.

THURSDAYS: QUILTING – Starts at 9:30am – Making “Comfort Quilts” donated to charities WALKING GROUP – 10:00 –11:00 am - Drop In-No Charge. Walking indoors. ARTISANS OF CHESTERMERE – 1:00pm – 3:30pm - All levels of skill!

Connecting families with special needs children with each other. This is an opportunity for kids to play and parents or caregivers to network with other families and service providers in the community.

FRIDAYS: SENIORS’ CHAIR EXERCISES – 11:00am – 12:00 pm - Focus is on Strength & Balance. Drop In Class! No Charge for members and $2 for nonmembers. TAI CHI INTRODUCTORY CLASSES – 1:00 pm – Drop in. No Charge for members and $2 for non-members. Wear comfortable clothing. FRIDAY NIGHT GAMES – Starts at 6:30pm - Come enjoy a night of games and socialize! SATURDAYS: POOL & SHUFFLEBOARD – Cancelled until the fall. COME SEE WHAT’S NEW AT THE WHITECAPPERS!



Check out all our great recreation opportunities! (403) 272-7170

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May Artist of the Month – Wendy Anderson Wendy Anderson’s artwork is displayed in our Library for the month of May. Wendy works primarily in pen and ink, but also enjoys working with watercolour. Although her interest lies in ships and old unique buildings, she is currently gaining interest in Zentangle animals. Stop by the Library anytime to check out her artwork! Are you a local artist that would like to be featured? Contact Lin Kingdon at Baby Ducks Friday, May 3 at 10:00am The Baby Ducks will be visiting the Library again this year! Be sure to pre-register! Information and sign up sheet at the front desk. Gentle Yoga Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm Certified yoga instructor, Elann Anderson facilitates this $5 dropin program of gentle movement and yoga poses. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Knitting & Crocheting Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm Bring your hooks, needles and yarn to the Library every Tuesday evening for some stitching and conversation. All skill levels welcome. Pre-School Storytime Fridays, 10:15-10:45am Come to the Library every Friday morning at 10:15am for stories, songs and fun. No registration is required. Prenatal Yoga Saturdays at 9:00am Elann Anderson is back with Prenatal Yoga. This class empowers women to enhance their ability to access greater relaxation, comfort, and enjoyment during this highly sensitive time. It can help mothers prepare for the birthing process by teaching techniques to help keep stress levels down and to help relieve physical pains associated with pregnancy. $10 drop-in class. Fun Flow Yoga Saturdays at 10:00-11:00am Join Elann Anderson for Fun Flow Yoga. Participants should have some knowledge of basic poses. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and water. $10.00 drop-in class. Featured eResource Have you heard of Flipster? Through the Marigold Library System, this eResource lets Library cardholders have online access to current issues of popular magazines, available to stream on your PC or download to your mobile device. You can access Flipster by doing one of the following: 1. Go to and look under eResources 2. Go to and search for Flipster 3. Download the Flipster app for Android or iOS Exam Supervision Did you know that Chestermere Public Library provides exam supervision services? For more information, and to arrange for exam supervision, please contact 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 and Twitter pages. Library Hours Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm *Closed on statutory holidays *Library closed on Sundays, May 12-September 8, 2019 Chestermere Public Library 105B Marina Road Chestermere, Alberta T1X 1V7 403-272-9025

Revital Health Physiotherapy and Massage Owner of Revital Health Physiotherapy and Massage, Mohammed Hasheem Khan, found his passion after personally experiencing the benefits of physiotherapy. “I had pain, I went physio, and I found it very useful. It made me want to get into the industry,” Khan said. After watching people live with chronic pain, he decided to pursue training in physiotherapy and joined a practice in Calgary five years later. “I worked for other clinics but was always ambitious to open my own clinic. I love helping people and taking care of their pain,” Khan said. Khan helps his clients to the best of his ability, utilizing best practices and the latest technology available . “I do concussion work, vestibular, and spinal manipulation. We have shock wave, and targeted radiofrequency, which nobody in Chestermere has,” Khan said.

“Revital Health Physiotherapy and Massage’s mission is to help our clients in the best way, and doing whatever we can do,” Khan said. Opening a business in Chestermere was a natural fit for Khan, fulfilling his vision. He wanted to open a business in a small city, have a great location where people would see the business, and gain clients through word of mouth. Khan’s days at the clinic are busy treating patients, although early days did not go as smoothly as he anticipated. With this being Khan’s first business in Chestermere, meeting all necessary requirements took longer than expected, resulting in opening later than he wanted. Learning curve behind him, opening his own business has been a dream come true for Khan. “As a physiotherapist, my first priority is to see patients. If there is spare time, I’ll do business management type things,” he said.

Currently, Khan is working on growing his business, alleviate pain for existing patients, donating to local schools, and getting more involved the community.


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Events Free Financial Literacy Workshop in collaboration with World System Builder Booked 4 week workshop in Langdon Filed House from 7:00 – 8:00PM May 2 – Increase cash flow & debt May 9 – Building a strong financial foundation & proper protection May 23 – Building Wealth & Asset Accumulation May 30 – Retirement planning & wealth preservation To register: 403-207-7050 ext. 7081 or email ptippe@

Audition call out for actors for The Sunshine Cafe, the first ever play about the history of Chestermere! All ages needed for this family friendly play to be mounted Sunday August 18th in Chestermere. Auditions Apr 29/30. Six actors needed of all ages for this one of a kind event in Chestermere. Go to the Calgary Arts Development Association https://calgaryartsdevelopment. com/classifieds/auditions-sunshine-cafe-2019/ Read more here:


Program for May 21st will be unique too—Shelly McElroy will preview her program “ Go Stamps Go – With a Chestermere Connection!” at 7:30pm at the Chestermere Library following the regular meeting of the Historical Foundation. www. or call/text 403 200 8046”




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Trudeau’s deficit spending cripples the country

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Mounting debt pushes up interest costs, consuming resources that could be used to fund important public services or provide tax relief By Jake Fuss, Finn Poschmann and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute The 2019 federal budget, delivered last month, firmly establishes the fiscal legacy of Justin Trudeau. It’s not a positive legacy. No Canadian prime minister has spent more money per person (all figures inflation-adjusted) or accumulated more debt per person outside of a world war or recession. Canada’s gross debt will increase this year by almost $120 billion (again, adjusted for inflation) since the previous Conservative government tabled its last budget in 2015. On a perperson basis, each Canadian has acquired $1,725 more in federal debt since Trudeau took office. A recent study measuring the debt performance of all prime ministers since 1870 found that only three who didn’t face a world war or recession increased federal debt on a per-person basis: Mackenzie Bowell, John Abbott and Justin Trudeau. By the time Trudeau completes his current term, federal debt per person is projected to increase by 5.6 per cent, more than any prime minister who didn’t preside over a world war or recession. Further, Bowell and Abbott served as prime ministers in the late 19th century, which means Trudeau is the only prime minister this century or last to increase federal per-person debt without a global conflict or economic downturn. Rising public debt matters. With mounting debt comes rising interest costs, which consumes resources that could otherwise be used to fund important public services or provide tax relief.

By raising debt today, the federal government burdens future generations, who must pay higher taxes tomorrow to finance benefits consumed today. This recent and sudden accumulation of debt is due to the rapid increase in program spending that immediately followed the fall 2015 federal election. The government has steadily ramped up program spending, by 25 per cent over four years, reaching $323.5 billion for the year ended March 2019. Had the federal government simply frozen perperson program spending (in real terms) at 2016 levels, total program spending last year would have been $6.3 billion lower. The government’s appetite for spending has brought federal perperson program spending to an all-time high, at $8,869 last year. That eclipses the previous high ($8,847) recorded by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the Great Recession in 2009. The current government has recorded the third and fourth highest per-person spending years. It’s easy to see how it has amassed so much debt so quickly. However, it’s harder to understand why the government has chosen rapidly accumulating debt and increasing program spending, at unmatched levels, during a period of economic growth. This is a prescription for trouble when the economy slows. Rapidly accumulating debt, accompanied by repeated and hasty spending increases, is not a sustainable financial strategy. At the end of his first term, will have established an oddly chosen legacy. Jake Fuss, Finn Poschmann and Milagros Palacios are economists with the Fraser Institute. © Troy Media

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Vaping comes with serious health risks, just like other tobacco products, but the Ontario government doesn’t seem to care By Andrew Pipe Board of Directors Heart & Stroke Foundation As a clinician and researcher in the field of tobacco control, what I see happening with vaping marketing and promotion is déjà vu of the very worst kind. It’s pervasive and insidious. And in Ontario, we’re failing our youth by permitting it. Over the last 30 years, we have fought many policy battles with the tobacco industry. We have made excellent progress in the overall war against chronic disease, premature death, addiction and health-care costs that go hand in hand with the sale of their products. Now with vaping products, big tobacco is wielding a sinister new weapon in its marketing arsenal. And in Ontario, we’ve mounted no defence whatsoever. Ontario is the only province in the country that has legislation allowing the ubiquitous promotion of vaping products in retail settings frequented by kids, including gas stations and convenience stores. It’s the only province that has sanctioned the normalization of nicotine products to a new generation of young people. They are the first generation that was raised in a society free of tobacco advertising, and they are ironically and mistakenly convinced that they can vape without any consequence to their health. To support that misconception, myths have been spread that we don’t have much evidence about the consequences of vaping, and that what we do have has shown that it’s much less harmful than smoking. This is absolutely wrong! Here’s what we know: Juul, the product most popular with kids, has as much nicotine in one pod as in an entire pack of cigarettes. Portrayed as a benign alternative to conventional products, Juul is actually an incredibly effective nicotine delivery system. And that efficient system has predictable consequences for kids, who are particularly vulnerable to the marketing that studies indicate has been carefully targeted at them. Nicotine remains one of the most addictive drugs available, and we know that it hurts developing bodies and brains. Our kids, unknowingly, are being addicted to nicotine, just like our parents were in the 1950s and ’60s. Emerging research also indicates that the elevated risk of heart attack by people who vape daily is not much less than that of smokers. There’s also evidence that vaping causes increased risk of chronic bronchitis in kids as young as Grade 11. The evidence is mounting – these products are harmful. Studies also show that kids who vape are four times more likely to start smoking traditional

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cigarettes – a finding that flies in the face of the tobacco industry’s assertions that vapes are meant to reduce smoking. Even if vaping was benign – which it’s not – the harms of cigarette smoking are well-established and the evidence that vaping serves as a gateway for kids to the tobacco industry’s primary product line should surprise no one. Media have recently examined the very close relationship between the Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA) and the Ontario government. The OCSA recently hosted the Treasury Board president at a gala sponsored by Juul, creating a cozy opportunity for senior policy-makers to meet with the executives who are profiting by addicting skyrocketing numbers of kids. Policy with such a tremendous impact on public health must be driven by sound evidence that is based on research and experience gained through decades of tobacco control efforts. The widespread and legislated promotion of vape products – unique to Ontario – doesn’t clear this bar. We’ll regret the decisions being made to permit unfettered marketing of vaping products to our kids. We’re creating a new generation of nicotine addicts. And they will go on to fight their addiction and feed it, by vaping and smoking, as have generations of smokers before them. That the tobacco industry can continue to operate with little or no regulation defies any rational economic or political analysis. They market products that kill more than 45,000 Canadians annually, cause colossal expenditures to overburdened health systems and are beginning to addict a new generation of consumers with sophisticated drug-delivery devices like Juul. As the evidence mounts over the next few years, perhaps no one will regret this open-door policy more than the current government in Ontario. It will need to answer to these kids – and their parents – about why they weren’t protected when we knew better. Andrew Pipe, CM, MD, FRCSPC (Hon) is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and chair of the board of directors for Heart & Stroke. © Troy Media

Mother’s Day ideas for moms from all walks of life

Mother’s Day is a celebration of women who devote so much of their effort and energy to their families. Celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day lets her know all of her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Mothers may perform similar tasks, but no two moms are the same. Finding ways to celebrate Mom’s uniqueness can make the day that much more meaningful and memorable. The Crafter Mothers who are avid crafters may enjoy a craft-themed Mother’s Day. A family crafting project can make for a fun afternoon and produce mementos that Mom will cherish for years to come. Dads and kids can plan the project in advance without Mom’s knowledge, arranging all of the materials ahead of time and setting up the crafting station the night before or while Mom is relaxing on Mother’s Day morning. Kids can even get a head start on the day by making their own craft for Mom and giving it to her as a Mother’s Day present. Dads can keep the craft theme going at dinner and get a laugh out of Mom by pouring her a craft beer when dinner is served. The Reader A 2017 survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that women read more than men. Women read an average of 19.8 minutes per day, which can make a Mother’s Day focused on Mom’s love of books an ideal and unique way to spend the day. Kids can write Mom their own books, and

Dad can help put them together. Dads can visit rare bookstores and look for original copies of Mom’s favorite books that she might not find elsewhere. The Nature Lover Fishing and other outdoor activities might have a reputation as predominantly male hobbies, but studies show that’s not really the case. A 2016 report from the Outdoor Foundation found that 46 percent of people who participated in outdoor activities were women. If Mom is a nature enthusiast, families can plan a Mother’s Day enjoying the great outdoors, even giving Mom a new fishing pole, hiking gear or other items that align with her favorite nature activity. The Relaxation Specialist Of course, some mothers may want to simply unwind with a relaxing morning at the spa on Mother’s Day. In fact, the 2018 U.S. Spa Industry Study found that the spa industry has enjoyed seven consecutive years of consistent growth, with more than 187 billion spa visits in 2017 alone. A relaxing morning at the spa can be the perfect way for moms to begin Mother’s Day before they enjoy a brunch of dinner out with their families. Mother’s Day celebrations can be as unique as the women being celebrated.

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Unleash the shackles on our energy exports

Canada must unlock the potential of its energy industry to achieve full domestic and global benefits. The world needs more Canada By Stacey Hatcher Vice-President - Communications Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Canada can, and should, supply our responsibly produced energy to the rest of the world. Being allowed to do so would allow us to obtain fair value for our natural resources, and help the world meet growing energy demand. Yet we continue to impede on our own ability to get our energy products to market. Market access constraints, along with regulatory and fiscal policy barriers, are holding us back. Globally, one billion people do not have electricity and three billion people use fuels like wood or biomass to cook, impacting their health, quality of life and environment. By 2040, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects there will be another 1.7 billion people in the world, mostly added to areas still pulling themselves out of poverty. Along with this population growth, global energy demand is expected to increase by 27 per cent. Oil and natural gas will remain the dominant sources of energy well into the future. Canada has an opportunity to meet this demand with responsible energy produced the Canadian way. Demand for natural gas is expected to increase 43 per cent in the next two decades, and by 2040, the IEA projects it will supply one-quarter of total energy consumed in the world. Canada should capitalize on the coming growth for LNG, not only for our own benefit, but also for an important global benefit. Canadian LNG can play a key role in reducing global GHG emissions by displacing coal-fired electricity generation in China, India, Southeast Asia, and parts of Europe. Seventy per cent of China’s emissions – which account for more than one-quarter of global emissions – are generated from coal-fired power production.


Canada’s contribution to reducing global GHGs must be recognized domestically and internationally and count toward our commitment under the Paris Agreement through offset credits. Article 6 of the Paris Agreement must be finalized to enable countries to share offset credits, called Internationally Transferable Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs), between participating nations. This was debated extensively in December 2018, but the United Nations Conference of the Parties only reached draft decisions. The discussion will continue at their next meeting later this year. The Canadian government needs to take a leadership role in finalizing the negotiations on ITMOs, and look beyond our borders to take a global perspective on emissions reduction. Through global offset credits, Canada could still meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement, while growing our LNG industry to meet global market demand. If Canada received 50 per cent credit on global offsets, five Canadian LNG facilities would meet or exceed our commitment under the Paris Agreement. It is time for Canada to unlock the potential of our energy indus-

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try to achieve full domestic and global benefits. The world needs more Canada. The path forward must include a clear government commitment to resource development, a competitive fiscal environment, and an efficient regulatory system enabling new projects to be approved and constructed in a timely manner. CAPP is calling for the government to withdraw Bill C-48, which proposes a tanker moratorium on a significant portion of Canada’s West Coast. It would block Canadian petroleum products from traveling those waters and getting out to new markets. Ironically, Bill C-48 will only block the export of Canadianproduced petroleum products; it cannot stop foreign vessels from carrying the same products through the same waters. Bill C-48 also creates new barriers to Indigenous economic opportunity and self-determination. Groups such as the Eagle Spirit Chiefs Council, the Indian Resource Council, and the National Coalition of Chiefs have all expressed concerns. The federal government’s proposed Bill C-69 – under Senate review – is also problematic. This overhaul of the regulatory approvals process will only make the system more complicated, unless significant changes are made to Bill C-69. New pipelines and the expansion of existing infrastructure are critical to the future of the industry. Market access constraints must be resolved. We need seize opportunities to diversify Canada’s oil and natural gas markets. The bottom line is, we need to be competitive on a global scale to achieve the things we all value – responsibly produced resources that benefit Canada and the world. Stacey Hatcher is vice-president, communications, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. © Troy Media

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The Rotary Club of Chestermere President Maury Quinney and Treasurer Karen McKee accepted a donation for over $2500 from Scotia Bank Chestermere Branch Manager Leighton Milliken on April 24. The donation will be used to support causes within the community, and to help support Rotary Global Aid. Photo submitted


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Liberal budget sells the farm along with quotas

From supply management to food strategy to rural Internet to food processing to export targets, the government got it all wrong By Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Most people expected an electoral budget from the federal government this week and that’s exactly what Canadians got. But for the agri-food sector, the budget was underwhelming at best and provided little hope for the near future. Let’s start with supply management. The Liberal government opted to do exactly what the previous Conservative government did in the middle of the last election campaign in 2015. The Conservatives announced an out-ofnowhere $4-billion compensation package for supply-managed sectors, while signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, now known as Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Coming in the middle of an election campaign, the Conservatives’ program was largely improvised. Similarly, the Liberals have provided no hint about how they intend to make Canada’s supply-managed agriculture sectors more competitive. Monies will be allocated based on speculation and presumptions, just to buy peace, since no timeline for the compensation was provided. This time, $3.9 billion in funding is budgeted, with $2.15 billion in direct compensation. There’s $1.5 billion for a Quota Value Guarantee Program to be applied on an on-demand basis when the quota has been sold. So Canadians will be acquiring back from farmers the quotas that were given to them years ago at no charge. The attempt to procure votes in Quebec is extremely obvious. To do this right, the budget should have looked beyond supply management to support other sectors that are similarly impacted by trade. Instead, the Liberals have decided we will keep an outdated system while subsidizing farmers who have prided themselves for years on not accepting public subsidies. Compensating farmers without a plan for the future of supply management is the worst possible scenario for everyone, starting with the farmers. Farmers will only see their sector shrink further, especially in dairy, and many more farms will disappear with no strategy for less populous regions in the country, like the Prairies and the Atlantic. This will be a slow and painful way to go. Nothing is planned for other commodities, including canola, pulses and others affected

by quasi-embargoes and trade disputes. There is a small budget, at least, to deal with African swine fever, a disaster-inwaiting for the hog sector. It’s just a matter of time before the disease hits North America. Once it does, we’ll need to brace for another mad-cow type of scenario. The budget’s supply-management compensation program doesn’t extend to concessions made under the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade. This is likely the Liberals’ way of saying the deal is damaging for many agricultural sectors and therefore stands little or no chance of being ratified. It’s also probably the only thing that made sense for the agrifood sector in this budget. Some provisions were made in the budget for a food strategy. If we want to make good on the aspirations of our newly-minted Canada’s Food Guide, our agricultural landscape will need to change. We need to grow more fruits and vegetables in this country. However, a budget of $134 million over five years provides virtually no help. Quebec, with a population of about 8.4 million, has just adopted its own food strategy. It’s spending more than double the federal amount this year alone. So essentially, Ottawa has no idea what it takes to give the country a robust food strategy. On the rural broadband Internet front, the government intends to invest $1.7 billion in new infrastructure and satellite technology. This is obviously long overdue. But that sum will be spent over 10 years and requires support from the private sector. By 2030, who knows if the technology will be adequate for farmers to connect with the

modern world? The food processing sector – the largest manufacturing sector in the country – was given peanuts. The budget offers $100 million to support innovation and plant upkeep projects. Given that the cradle of food innovation has always been food processing, that’s almost insulting to the 250,000 people working in this sector. A total of $24 million is dedicated to food fraud, in support of Canadian Food Inspection Agency efforts to crack down on cheaters. It’s estimated that food fraud costs the agri-food sector $10 billion to $30 billion a year. The problem is massive and CFIA needs all the help it can get. Largely forgotten in the budget were the export targets suggested by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Economic Strategy released last September. Shockingly, not one cent was allocated to support the sector reaching its ambitious $85-billion export goal by 2025. This budget doesn’t accomplish much for agri-food other than admitting that the new trade agreement is bad. But everyone knew that already. It feels like the Liberals, an urban-focused government, are simply checking boxes to please a sector that it barely understands. Canadians are smarter than that. Sylvain Charlebois is scientific director of the Canadian Agrifood Foresight Institute, a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University, and a senior fellow with the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. © Troy Media

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I know in today’s day and age people expect the world to turn on a dime! I am the same sometimes, I get impatience, but in the world of gov’t if they say this time frame, you have to prepared to wait past that date? I know these issues are very time consuming, and expertise is critical, so again, time consuming to say the least. We appear to have the expertise, a new CAO, who appears to understand the concept, I have said all along it’s imperative,to give him and his team the time necessary time & resourvrd to put the house in order, if they don’t get it right this time,we will be in a worse position moving forward. I also understand that tempers tend to flare up on occasion, that’s just part of the equation, the real part is the part where we get out from under this debt? That is all that matters, the rest, is just that, the rest!! From my perspective, I am pretty happy with what has transpired to date, many changes have been made, improvements addressed, and so on and so forth. I say, again from my perspective, keep up the good work team, I truly believe the bulk of the people are behind you, and I look forward to seeing the changes necessary. --Regards, P.D. Graham/Chestermere.

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