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Much anticipated splash park opens, softly By Jeffrey HeydenKaye There are some families who have found excuses to drive by the splash park to see if construction was finished and parents could be heard asking each other and the splash park committee when it would be ready. The wait is over. After a wet spring that put construction back by more than a month, the splash park is open, unofficially. Splash park committee member Leah Cline had one word to sum up her feelings. “Amazing!” A grand opening is planned for next spring, but it is operational. “It’s done and ready to run, so we might as well use it.” Landscaping is the last of the major projects for the park, which is one of the reasons residents will see a temporary orange fence to protect the area around the park. Cline is most proud of the work Kinsmen, the Kinettes and the Lions Club of Ponoka have done to get the park splashing. “It’s such a great accomplishment seeing the three groups working together,” she stated. Her children had a chance to test out the many different options Aug. 7, while Donald
Doucette, field service technician for Vortex — the company that manufactures the splash park equipment — tested the water pressure. The difference for this park compared to others is the amount of features. “I like the fact that there’s a lot of play features on this pad,” he said. The challenge was the weather, which set the construction company back five to six weeks, explained Doucette. Pumping 180 to 200 gallons per minute out of a 3,000-gallon holding tank, park-goers have a foot and a hand activation sensor, which then turns on the pump. There are zones of the pad designed for different age groups, so both young and older kids can enjoy it.
“Everything’s working good,” said Doucette. Director of community services, Wes Amendt, said they had a two-to three-hour training session for the splash park’s operators Aug. 8. Water samples were sent to Alberta Health as well to ensure PH and chlorine levels were safe, and Amendt ensured they were sent out express to get a response as soon as possible. He feels the many groups working together to complete the park is something special. “It’s been a group effort with the town, county, and the splash park committee.” Children could be seen at the park Aug. 13 when the pumps were turned on and activated. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Shaquille Saddleback enjoys the first day of operations for the Ponoka splash park Aug.13. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
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Two-year-old child safe after SUV rollover By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Emergency services responded to a rollover on Highway 53 east of Ponoka near Range Road 242 Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. A male driver travelling westbound had to use evasive action to avoid colliding with a westbound trailer that broke off of a commercial truck and entered the centre lane. The SUV then rolled several times with a male driver, female passenger and a two-year-old child. Police believe there were only minor injuries in the rollover and they attribute a properly placed and properly sized car seat helped prevent serious injuries to the child. The collision is still under investigation. Fireball stolen Police are on the lookout for several Caucasian youths who have been seen driving on the 4500 block of 37 Street Aug. 13. The youths were seen entering vehicles and driving with the headlights off on the street. One of the vehicles entered belongs to a volunteer firefighter a green “fireball,” which is used to warn motorists and pedestrians they are en route to an emergency call was stolen. It is believed the culprits were in an older car with blue or grey colours and the driver was wearing glasses.
Drunk enters bar with a bar Police were called Aug. 12 at 1 a.m. because a man came out of a downtown bar, hit a woman and attempted to re-enter the building and fight with a patron while holding a steel bar in his hands. He was turned away by staff and left in a Chevy truck. RCMP are looking for the culprit. Ambulance calls 911 The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Service assisted an ambulance travelling on Highway 2 Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. The driver of the ambulance saw a gold Honda Pilot following approximately two to three car lengths behind it, when he called 911 for assistance. The driver was stopped by the integrated traffic unit near Gee Road and clocked at 142 km/h. The 26-year-old man from Edmonton was charged with speeding and unauthorized following of an emergency vehicle. Group dines and dashes A group of five or more suspects are wanted for a dine and dash Aug. 6 at 10 p.m. at a local restaurant. The individuals walked away without paying for $184.96 worth of dinner. A security camera has footage of the individuals. Hit and runs
Safe and sound. Members of Ponoka’s emergency services attend a mother and her two-year-old child after a rollover Aug. 13 on Highway 53 east of Ponoka. The driver avoided a trailer that broke off a truck and subsequently rolled, but there were minor injuries. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kay The owner of a 2011 white Nissan Versa had some lieve this was a fraud request. paint peeled off and a headlight broken after what apWoman punched man pears to be a large grey truck had backed into it Aug. Police responded to a call of a 37-year-old Ponoka 7 between 9 and 9:40 p.m. Ponoka RCMP are looking woman who punched her male partner in the face Aug. for suspects. 10 at 2:30 a.m. She was arrested and charged with asOn Aug. 12 at 2:45 p.m. a white Dodge 4x4 with sault. a topper did not stay at the scene after it collided with If you have information on any crime call Ponoka a parked 2005 Sebring. There was damage to the tire RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800and driver’s side area of the Sebring. A license plate 222-8477. was supplied to police who located the owner. He admitted to leaving the scene but claimed he did not know if his vehicle caused the damage. He was charged with hit and run. The RCMP has received delivery sons and search Email scam to resi- of a fleet of new Tactical Armoured and rescue opdent Vehicles (TAVs) that will enhance the erations. A Ponoka resident safety of officers involved in critical inThe arrival called police about a cidents. of these one-ofmessage received on FaThe 18 TAVs will be used by Emer- a-kind vehicles cebook saying they won gency Response Teams (ERTs) across marks the culmi$50,000 Aug. 10. The Canada as their primary support vehi- nation of years requirement to win the cle when responding to calls. They are of extensive money was to pay a ship- adaptable and designed to maximize research and deping fee for insurance of safety for a wide range of incidents velopment, all with the goal of giving the winnings. No money that the ERTs face, including hostage RCMP members the vehicle best suited was sent and police be- takings, armed standoffs, barricaded per- for their wide-ranging requirements. They were designed and built by Navistar Defence Canada Inc. ““We’re proud to have acquired this impressive tool,” said Commissioner Bob Paulson. “It will help keep our members safe, and increase their ability to intervene when communities face dangerous circumstances.”” The TAVs can be used in all kinds of terrain and climates from coast to coast. They provide a 360-degree observation tower, advanced ballistic and explosive protection, and have impressive offroad capability. ““We could not use just any vehicle; we needed a very specifically designed, multi-use armoured vehicle tailored to the unique needs of a Enjoy your long weekend! national police force in Canada,” Paulson said.
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You You should should be be proud proud kids kids from from this community were able this community were able to to go to camps like this. go to camps like this. After all, you helped send them there. After all, you helped send them there. With your support, local Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners were able to help deserving kids, including kids from this community, realize their potential and discover new strengths at one of our Tim Hortonwere Children’s With your support, local Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners able to help Foundation Camps. This year were to send 2 kids from deserving kids, including kidswe from thisable community, realize theirPonoka potentialto our Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Camp. and discover new strengths at one of our Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Camps. This year you we were ablesupport. to send 2 kids from Ponoka to Thank for your our Tim out Horton Children’s Foundation Camp. To find more go to sendakidtocamp.com Thank you for your support. To find out more go to sendakidtocamp.com
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Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH DIRECTORY Associated Gospel Churches of Canada
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Pastor Jerry Preheim 3704 - 42 St. Ponoka 403-783-6500 Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PONOKA Sr. Pastor Paul Spate 5109 - 57 Ave. Ponoka www.fbcponoka.org 403-783-5533 Bible Discovery Hour 9:30 a.m.
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4215 - 46 St. Pastor Norm Dibben 403-783-3958 Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.
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PONOKA WORD OF LIFE CHURCH Pastor Rob McArthur 403-783-5659
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Sunday Service 10:00 am. 5020-52 Ave. Ponoka
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SONRISE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Pastor W. Delleman Worship Service 10:30 a.m. ½ mile south of Centennial Centre for Mental Health & Brain Injury
ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH Fr. Chris Gnanaprakasam, S.A.C. Mass Times: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:00 a.m. Sunday
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Welsh singing at its finest: Vivian McCaughey sings with other attendees of the 70th annual Gymanfa Ganu at the United Church Aug. 12. Hosted by the Ponoka Welsh Society, it incorporates Welsh and English sacred singing in harmonies. Forty-two members of the Calgary Welsh Society participated. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
People are what can be truly valued It’s been quite a summer for weather so far. Having lived in Alberta for only a year and a half, we’re still unaccustomed to the violent and sudden storms that happen so often here. Where we lived before, storms would move in off of the ocean, and slowly but surely cover William Delleman the valley like a thick Pastor of Sonrise Christian Reformed Church blanket. Often staying for days on end. Storms Member of the Ponoka on the south coast rarely Ministerial Association had lightning or hail as part of the bargain. Usually it was rain, cloud and darkness. Here, storms are lively mixtures of lightning thunder, rain and often destroyer hail. But this you already know. What we also know is that with the storms comes moisture for field and crop. Not everyone suffers when the storm hits, after all. More than most have a benefit and somehow even those beaten up survive and see recovery. And it’s not like some people are hit harder than others for any particular reason. After all Jesus once said that the rain falls on everyone regardless of their life direction or faith convictions. I expect he was and still is trying to explain something to us. I sometimes imagine people as storms that can blow uninvited into an otherwise calm life. They’re just a thundercloud waiting to happen, they sneak up on us and blast away with whatever the issue is. Others are more like a gentle rain, but hang like a wet blanket. Of course that’s one point of view. Another is that regardless of which, it isn’t the people or their actions that come into our life that make life good or bad. It’s how we receive them, right? Sometimes we need the storm. It gets our attention and calls us to action. The random shootings that happen more and more often are a signal call: there is something wrong with our culture, economic policies and goals. Sometimes the storm is a reminder that hurting people hurt others and what they need most of all is a listening ear. Sometimes we need the “dreary rain” of paying attention to those so often judged as not being ambitious or smart enough by current standards. How many powerless, lonely people are just craving a friend? It seems that weather has a way of stopping is in our tracks; every storm front is an opportunity
to re-evaluate. Where is my life taking me? Who is along on the journey with me? What in my life has actual value? The band Queen wrote a song about this; it’s called “Limited Company.” It’s on the Night at The Opera album. The song is a story told by a man who in young age was advised by his father to “take care of those you call your own, and keep good company.” In his younger years, he follows his father’s advice, keeping his friends and marrying a girl named Sally. However, after their marriage, he begins to lose interest in his friends, who gradually disappear. As he grows older, he becomes increasingly skilled at and dedicated to his occupation, working
long nights and neglecting his family. Eventually, the man’s efforts are “rewarded,” the lyrics go: “All through the years in the end it appears. There was never really anyone but me. Now I’m old I puff my pipe but no one’s there to see. I ponder on the lesson of my life’s insanity. Take care of those you call your own. And keep good company.” It seems to me that all we really have in life that has real value is people. Family, friends and random strangers that appear if only to help us see the truth: love one another.
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Reﬂections of Ponoka
Sweet memories of our favourite swimming holes By Mike Rainone for the News For those of us who grew up before cement swimming pools, splash parks, and bikinis, we will never forget those great old swimming spots we often snuck off to for many a cool dip, and where most of us first learned to swim, even though it was only the dog paddle. Around Ponoka we always enjoyed countless hot summer days hanging around Three Islands and Bare Bum Beach along the lazy old Battle River. BB Beach was located in the valley just around the corner from the north bridge, had a nice stretch of sand, and was a favourite spot for sun-bathing and occasional skinny dipping. Just below the CPR train station, generations of kids of all ages loved swimming and fishing next to the historical wooden dam, where another neat and exciting sport was trying to snare those elusive and ugly suckers. The day’s slippery catch was loaded into a gunny sack and sold to the local cafes for two bits a fish, which you could be sure, would appear on the menu with chips for the next few days. Located on the first bend of the river going toward town and just past the black train trestle was our most popular swimming haven, affectionately known as Three Islands. As well as lots of swimming, fishing, and lazing around, we also had a nifty tire swing that was tied to a branch of the biggest tree next to the river, and allowed endless wild and weird flips and flops into the cool water from dawn till dusk. Over the years the neighbourhood gang had built all sorts of diving boards and other contraptions to test our skills, with some racing their bikes over ramps and into the water, while others fashioned rafts and all sorts of other floatables. For a special treat we got to camp out beside the river, but were always under the watchful eye of the Riverside parents and the friendly Ponoka Town Police Department. In those days many of the rural farms also had their own dugouts or a creek running through their property for extra recreational activities, but the best day outings were a family excursion for a picnic or camping trip to a nearby lake, or a school, church, or club outing or campout to where water was always nearby. I know that so many of you will share these countless refreshing, sometimes daring memories of those youthful and exciting summer adventures in our 20th century hometown versions of “Water World.” • We used to cover ourselves with mud, act like commandoes, often scaring the little duffers, who were having more fun chasing tadpoles and frogs, or trying to catch their first fish. Some were even brave enough to swim along the bottom in search of water beasts, breathing through a chunk of old garden hose or a bamboo shoot. Others patiently sat along the river bank holding their makeshift fishing poles, strung with a long chunk of kitchen string, to which was attached a hook and a juicy worm to hopefully lure the biggest fish in the river, and not just weeds. How happy were our dear mothers when we bought home a stinky bag full of fish or clams, which we expected her to cook up for supper, but likely were fed to the cats. • While frolicking in the old river you really had to look out for glass or big rocks along the bottom, and after coming out of the water you may just be covered with those creepy leeches, which could be quickly removed by the flick of a lighter or the hot end of a cigarette. • For someone like me, who was just a little afraid of water, we always went as a group, everyone kind of watched out for each other, and there was never too much bullying. As far as swimwear was concerned, it was whatever you could find in the drawer at home, but shorts or cut-offs would do, and if all else failed and it wasn’t a mixed crowd, you could just take it all off. On the other hand, some only wanted to wade, so they would hitch up their pants, skirts, or bloomers, and hope not to hit a hole. Later as teens we looked forward to getting together for a weekend party at these neat outdoor spots, a roaring campfire after dark, hot dogs and treats, and maybe, just maybe, a
The Ponoka Aquaplex indoor swimming pool was under completion in 1976, with the tot’s pool added in 1990, as well as extensive renovations in 1997-98. Most of us will never forget the traditional old swimming hole, with clear and cool water, and full of fun for keen generations of all ages. few beers to share. • In those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, parents and kids of all ages could always find a way to get a free cool plunge in the water. Some simply jumped into the water trough, others ran through the sprinkler, and in an old history book I found a neat picture of a nice neighbourly gentleman who lined the box of his big truck with plastic, then filled it full of water and let everyone have a dip. • Among my favourite memories is an afternoon off from school to come down and help fill a big hole full of rocks that in 1957 would magically become our first outdoor swimming pool, in which we spent hours, rain or shine. Quite a few years later a vigorous community fundraising campaign was led by the Ponoka Kinsmen/Kinnette Clubs and many others that would result in the completion of the magnificent aquaplex indoor swimming pool in 1976, with many exciting additions and improvements being made to this day. • I had a chance to chat with some of today’s exuberant teens and they informed me that there were indeed still some favourite get wet fun spots, in and around our community, recalling, Leighton’s swimming hole, and many a date night out at Chain Lakes. Whatever your water adventures may be, yesterday or today, please have fun, play safe, and never abuse or underestimate the beauty and the power of nature.
Photo courtesy of Fort Ostell Museum
Ponoka’s first outdoor swimming pool was opened in 1957 along 46th Avenue after an amazing community fund-raising effort spearheaded by the Kinsmen Club. The popular pool featured a diving board in the deep end, swimming lessons and competitions, bleachers for spectators, friendly lifeguards, and on-deck lockers where you stored all your street clothes and goodies.
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Opinion The change we need is better government Just about the time you were finally planting your garden, getting your kids ready for the big end-of-school track and field meet, and trying to squeeze yourself into your favourite Stampede blue jeans, the Alberta government announced it wanted to hear your views on possible changes to the Local Authorities Election Act. The what? That’s the big, boring book that sets the rules for municipal and school board elections There was no requirement for town councils or school trustees to hold hearings or engage their electors — and potential replacements — in discussions to change the rules. So being mindful or your tax dollar and the time they waste at meetings, most took the economical route and simply didn’t discuss the matter in a public meeting. Wolf Creek Public Schools trustees did and so did Ponoka County councillors. They didn’t agree on all issues put forward in an Alberta Municipal Affairs questionnaire, and that’s just fine. The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), the lobby group for cities, towns and villages, has asked the government to review the length of a term of office for a municipal council, the timing of elections, how nominations are handled; who should be eligible to vote and their residency requirements; how campaigns should be financed; and, how you should be allowed to cast your ballot. Changes could be made as soon as this fall so they would be in place for the planned 2013 fall municipal and school board elections. No doubt you and your neighbours have hashed out these issues sitting around the fire pit this summer. You want the privilege to serve your community to be accessible to all who are interested; you want transparency and accountability from councillors and school trustees; and you want local government to be efficient and to have a plan that reflects the community’s vision for the future. You’ve had heated discussions about how the local government’s term of office can’t be too long or it would discourage some capable candidates from seeking office because a four-year commitment to be away from their
family or their office would be too great. Really, any town council that can’t get a plan together in three years isn’t worth keeping. And you could limit the number of terms a councillor can serve to three or four but as Ponoka and Rimbey residents saw in the October 2010 elections, the electors George Brown (the minority who show up to Off the Record vote) can take care of that on their own. Our parliamentary governance systems being what they are, Albertans, since 2007, have had the pleasure of casting their ballots in two municipal elections, two provincial elections — with the added bonus of selecting senators in waiting — and two federal elections. Where Prime Minister Stephen Harper had to be concerned with losing the confidence of the House in his minority government, Mayor Larry Henkelman isn’t required to call an election whenever a vote doesn’t go his way. Would extending local authorities’ terms to four years from three avoid voter burnout? No. Would it save money? Yes, a little, maybe; eliminating one election every 12 years. But longer terms might also incur more frequent byelections as more councillors move from the community, die in office, are disqualified, or simply bail out because of the time commitment. The provincial government that spawned municipalities, and the AUMA, Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) and the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMD&C) should provide better training for candidates before the election and support after to ensure municipalities are being governed by qualified people. The province, in advance of this next local election, needs to state once and for all, whether volunteer firefighters — who do get paid for their service — are indeed employees of their municipality and therefore ineligible to
seek office. Although campaign fundraising is more prevalent in big city elections, local residents should know to whom their elected officials are financially beholden. Is the mayor backed by developers who want concessions in a subdivision application? Did a service club or lobby group back a candidate in the hopes of getting special consideration? Candidates, elected and failed, should be required to disclose campaign financial statements within 90 days after election day. Back in the day, in many provinces, there was a corporate vote in municipal elections. Commercial and industrial property owners, regardless of their residence, could vote twice; once in their home jurisdiction and again for owning land elsewhere. There is no real push to revisit that notion as the “one person, one vote” principle is fairly well entrenched. It also gets into the messy discussion of who holds the corporate vote, the absentee landowner or the local businessman who rents the space? The provincial government should consider bringing more of the local authorities election mechanism under the auspices of Elections Alberta. Town staff should not be returning officers; the opportunity for abuse and influence is too great. Would a town manager responsible for enforcing campaign spending and advertising regulations want to order the incumbent mayor to tear down illegally placed signs? Let the government hire impartial returning officers. If Alberta Municipal Affairs and local jurisdictions are serious about improving turnout on election day, let’s move into the 21st century. Allow online voting. It’s a royal pain for commuters and a deterrent to participation these days to allow voting at only a few advance polls and on the big day itself. If you trust online banking, your vote for school trustee should be safe from tampering. Albertans deserve fair and open elections, transparent and accountable councils, and efficient and effect local government. It’s now up to the provincial government to ensure that’s what we get in 2013.
Some businesses need to clean up Dear owners of businesses on 50th Street: Some of you are making your premises quite attractive, for example Ponoka Square is newly painted and the gardens along the sidewalk are, as usual, attractively filled an maintained; the boulevard plantings at the new Shoppers Drug Mart look nicely done and clear of litter and weeds. The bowling alley’s refinished front sure perks up their building and The Brick enhances the block. The laundry grounds are neat and the Quick Lube can take pride in their landscaping. Some other properties have weeds, litter and neglected landscaping. Broken windows, dirty old paint and ratty lettering on signs give 50th Street a rather dingy, uncared for tone. If you want a more attractive neighbour to bring more business to your door, check out the polish on your premises. And take note of the pedestrian traffic in the lane. How about sponsoring the art department at Ponoka Composite High School for murals? Could you install an entrance from the lane? If not, at least put your name on your premises so pedestrians will know which block you’re in. Encourage people to pick up litter by having more litterbins nearby. Inform town hall of irregular walks that discourage folks with aching joints. Butt containers that are empty-proof help. Push for a public washroom in the area to attract browsers. Eleanor White
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Clean up after dogs Dear Editor: As a dog owner I walk my dog and when she does her business, I pick the poop up and put it in the trash. We never let our dog run loose and either my husband or I is with her at all walk times. We have a beautiful front yard and have worked hard to make it so and we are proud of it. Someone with a dog lets their dog come into our yard and do its business but the
owner does not come into our yard and clean it up. In Ponoka there is a dog bylaw and I believe dogs are not to be running at large for any reason. Please be informed pictures may be taken as we are in the process of installing a camera or two to take pictures of our front yard from dusk to dawn. We are also considering having a friend’s wolfhound tied to one of our bushes or trees to take care of your wonderful dog, which may cause you to have some veterinary bills. Remember to smile Dear Editor: when you are waiting I thought we were getting tough on drunk driv- for your dog to do its ers, so someone please tell me why a 35-year-old business in our yard. woman with an 11-year-old child in the car, who You could very well tested .11 and .09 blood/alcohol level, walks away be on camera. After with a 24-hour suspension and not an impaired all, our yard is private driving charge. property. So much for new and tougher laws. They don’t Marg Derksen work if they are not enforced. What a waste of time and money (our money) by our government CALL to make laws if the ground forces don’t do their 403-783-3311 jobs. Corinne Paquette TO ADVERTISE
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NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS If You Have Not Paid Your Property Taxes, They Are Now Overdue & Penalties Have Been Applied! A Penalty of 10% of current taxes will be applied on all Town of Ponoka unpaid Property Taxes (due June 30, 2012). Outstanding amounts after August 31, 2012 will result in another Penalty of 3% of current taxes. If on January 1, 2013 taxes are still unpaid, a Penalty of 15% will be applied to the total amount owed.
2011 Disaster Recovery Programs Effective August 22, 2012, the following Disaster Recovery Programs will close to new applicants throughout the province of Alberta: • 2011 Central Alberta Disaster Recovery Program (for flood damages between July 11-12, 2011) • 2011 Red Deer Disaster Recovery Program (for wind damage on agricultural lands on July 7, 2011) • 2011 East Central Alberta Disaster Recovery Program (for wind damage on agricultural lands on July 18, 2011) • 2011 Lacombe County Disaster Recovery Program (for flood damages between July 26-27, 2011) If you had uninsured damage to your residence or small business during the above dates, submit your application before the deadline. To determine if you qualify or to obtain an application form, call 1-888-671-1111. Existing 2010 or 2011 disaster recovery program applications in these regions are not affected by the August 22, 2012 deadline.
EVENTS AND RECREATION Tickled Pink - Cook for the Cure The ladies at Ponoka Jubilee Library are putting their books down and putting their aprons on! On August 23rd, from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm we invite the public to come and taste our baked treats and leave a donation, big or small, for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Cash or Cheque will be accepted. Donations can be made online at www.cookforthecure.ca under the event name “Tickled Pink”. For more information please contact the library at 403-783-3843 or email email@example.com.
Community Information & Registration Night Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5 - 8 pm Kinsmen Community Centre Hosted by The Town of Ponoka Community Services Department. All local organizations are welcome to participate. Limited number of tables available & there is a minimal charge for each table. For more information and/or to reserve a spot, contact Melodie at 403-783-4431.
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Motor Maid writes of her motorcycle adventures By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
PONOKA & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Presents
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“Putting on the Glitz” Friday, October 26, 2012 Do you appreciate great service? Do you know of a business that has made a significant contribution to our community? Has a business person really impressed you?
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The open road. It conjures up images of freedom and independence, no one tells you what to do, you write your own destiny and make your own schedule. Most of us may not take a cross-country trip in our lifetime so reading about it is the next best thing. This is what a former Ponoka resident is doing. Christine Austin, a.k.a. Anne Fernie, has taken her Yamaha V-Star 1100 motorbike from Wilmot, N.S. for the Motor Maids annual convention in Spartanburg, S.C. this summer. Started in 1940, Motor Maids is an organization for women bikers in North America with more than 1,200 members. She decided to travel through the United States and back into Canada into her hometown of Ponoka and she has been telling the stories of her trip through an Internet blog. Christine Austin takes a break in Ponoka during her summer trek across It was seeing an the United States and Canada Aug. 8 with motorcycle. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye 87-year-old woman who still rides at a MoPart of the learning comes in using smarttor Maids convention recently that helped her phone technology to update her blog, which is decide to get more into the hobby. “That was the done via email from the phone. inspiration for me to start riding more.” One of the reasons Austin rides is to be able The trip has given Austin a chance to see the to shut off the world around her and to give her a country and travel more than 12,000 kilometres chance not to worry about everyday challenges. once she stopped in Ponoka. A much needed main“Once I get on a bike and start riding the smell tenance check on the Yamaha was planned before she headed out to Drumheller for a bike rally. She is so vivid.” always takes the side roads and she has met sevHer hope from the blog and her travels is for eral other biker women on the trip. other women to try riding and to help each oth“It was just spontaneous…I’m learning so er. She feels it will help boost their confidence. much about travelling,” she said. “Women really need to get in touch with supporting other women.” Her husband, who also rides, has been her SHOPPER’S DRUG MART biggest supporter. presents Check out Austin’s blog with photos and l Extravaganza al updates at: http://blog. F travelpod.com/travelCosmetics Gala blog/chris-austin/1/ Thursday, d A Aug. 23 at 4 4:00 00 - 8 8:30pm 30 tpod.html. Be the ﬁrst to try the New Fall and Back to School trends! Cover Fx foundation expert in house
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Correction An error was made in the Aug. 1 story Water diviner discovers H2O jackpot. The story should have read Perry Rhine believes there is a water vein running east-west under the Ponoka Stampede Grounds. We apologize for the error.
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Saving the Gateway pipeline is still possible The fundamental logic of building Latest technology double-hulled transportation infrastructure to allow ships, the safest on the ocean, would Canada’s resource exports to reach move down the considerably less the centre of global busy channel from Kiteconomic growth is inimat accompanied by controvertible. massive tugs. At current oil pricThat Gateway is the es, oil exported to Asia lowest risk alternative through the proposed hasn’t been much help Northern Gateway in the public discourse. pipeline would bring Environmental groups in annual revenues of have succeeded in some $15 billion to Gwyn Morgan planting fear and doubt producers and governin the minds of British Troy Media ments. And it would Columbians. But why add billions more by hasn’t Enbridge been removing the captive able to counter their market discount on oil exports to the rhetoric with the facts? United States. My years in the resource busiWith these economic underpin- ness taught me how difficult it can be nings, it’s hard to see how any nation for “big business” to be heard over would give up such a key economic the doom-laden exaggerations of driver, provided that the risks are ac- environmental zealots. And for the ceptable. powerful international environmenOn environmental risk, the facts tal groups, stopping Gateway (and should be in Gateway’s favour. Al- TransCanada’s Keystone XL), is part ready designed to be one of the of a larger strategy to stymie further world’s safest pipelines, Enbridge oil sands development. just pledged an additional half a Given that gaining public conbillion dollars to beef up pipe thick- fidence requires a credible track nesses and add more automatic leak record, the spate of recent pipedetection shutdowns. line leaks in Alberta and a damning The only alternative for access- regulatory report on spills from Ening Asian oil markets is expansion bridge’s aging pipeline in Michigan of Kinder-Morgan’s Trans-Mountain couldn’t have come at a worse time. pipeline system to Burnaby, B.C. For Ironically, all that Enbridge would many years now, tankers have car- get from Gateway is a modest reguried Alberta crude from the Burnaby lated return, while producers receive terminal through frenetic Vancou- enormous upside if the pipeline is ver Harbour, under the Lion’s Gate built and downside if it isn’t. Yet they Bridge, past the fleets of ships an- have done little or nothing to help chored in English Bay and into Haro beleaguered Enbridge reverse plumStrait’s busy shipping lanes. This has meting B.C. public opinion. been done without incident and, by In contrast to the oil pipeline, comparison, the tanker risks of the there’s wide support among British Gateway project are clearly lower. Columbians for proposed pipelines
carrying natural gas to Kitimat for shipment to Asia on LNG (liquefied natural gas) tankers. Two big reasons are that natural gas brings no risk of spills, and that field development investments and royalty revenue will flow to B.C. B.C. Premier Christy Clark has stated the other big reason, public perception that Gateway poses “a very large risk . . . and a very small . . . benefit to our province.” This was followed by a set of conditions for her government’s support that include a bigger share of fiscal and economic benefits To some, this condition raises fundamental questions about how a nation can succeed if one province has to compensate another for allowing products to cross borders. But it’s important not to turn B.C.’s stance into some gigantic existential crisis of Canadian Federalism. Alberta Premier Allison Redford has interpreted the condition as a demand for a share of provincial royalties. But that isn’t what the condition states. And what are oil sands producers doing to find a solution? An idea to build a world scale refinery in Kitimat, initiated by a constructive B.C. busi-
ness leader has been shunned, and there’s been no other creative ways of rebalancing project benefits coming out of Calgary office towers. The reality is that the pipeline industry’s self-inflicted wounds, along with complete failure by the Alberta government and oil sands producers to understand the realpolitik of B.C., have made Premier Clark’s stance politically inevitable. And those who criticize Clark for her stance would be wise to take heed of the alternative, made clear by NDP leader Adrian Dix, “We remain serene and determined to reject this pipeline”. It’s been almost 150 years since redoubtable German politician Otto Von Bismark stated “Politics is the art of the possible”, and the continuing travails of the Northern Gateway proposal demonstrate his veracity. Saving Gateway is still possible, if the Alberta government and the oil sands industry get a lot more constructive and creative at practicing that timeless political art. Gwyn Morgan is a Canadian business leader and director of two global corporations.
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Japanese students enjoy first-hand glimpse of farm life
Participation up at community fair By Amelia Naismith
By Amelia Naismith International students visiting Canada for the first time got the perfect view of life in rural Alberta when they stopped at the Ponoka Community Fair. Kasumi Omizo from Fukushima and Moemi Hashira from Tokyo are both Japanese Grade 8 students who arrived in Canada July 30 with their teacher to learn more about Canadian culture and the language. The girls’ first Canadian experiences were the Calgary Zoo and horseback riding on a ranch — their first time ever seeing a horse. “Horseback riding, it was very fun,” said Hashira. As soon as Omizo and Hashira got to the fair they visited the petting zoo, where they stared in wide-eyed wonder at so many animals they’d never seen before, including a baby llama named Rosie. “Llama was best, it’s soft,” said Omizo, trying as hard as she could to explain her excitement in her limited English vocabulary. The two girls were frightened by the ducks running around the pen but cuddling with baby rabbits for the first time and petting the prickly pot-bellied pig made them giggle with exhilaration. Omizo and Hashira also got to experience their first agility dog show and ranch rodeo at the fair. After they left Ponoka on Aug. 14, Omizo and Hashira travelled to Banff with the rest of their international study group.
Japanese students take a moment at the petting zoo to pet this miniature pony.
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Ponoka’s Community Fair, held at the Ponoka Ag Event Centre this year, was a well-run, popular event. According to Home, Hobby and Horticulture Show co-ordinator Donna Rudd, youth entries where down but fruit and vegetable entries were up. “It was more entries than last year,” Rudd said, referring to the overall participation. There were also more quilts and newer techniques showcased. In the front room, nine different demonstrations took place, including butter making, flower arranging and spinning. Karen Douglass, secretary of the Ponoka Ag Society, said the demonstrations help to pass to younger generations the skills, knowledge and interest in activities such as spinning and butter making. However, not everything ran as smoothly as hoped for. “I think there were good things and bad things,” said president Sherry Gummow. This year the fair was held over one day and wasn’t as strung out but scheduling did overlap some of the events and activities. Rudd said having the fair on two different floors was an obstacle the society hadn’t faced before. The new location and set up was popular with those who attended, including international students from Japan on their first trip to Canada and the children who flocked to make hobby horses. That was an event especially popular, according to Gummow. Another popular event was the non-pro ranch rodeo. Co-ordinator Craig Jacklin said there were 40 participants this year. “Overall it went really good.” The team Rebels Without a Clue was the champion of the rodeo and teammates Wes Skeels, Lesley Armstrong, Mac Smith and Dean Flewell won embroidered vests from the Ponoka Ag Society and $2,000. Jacklin said the society adds quirks to each event so they’re unique to Ponoka. Rudd said the Ponoka Ag Society is considering opening up the fair to the broader community next year instead of just the connecting county.
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Moving fast Team R Bar Ranch string out their steer quick as they can during the Ponoka Community Fair Aug. 11 at the non-pro ranch rodeo in the Ponoka Ag Event Centre. Organizers say participation was up this year. Photo by Amelia Naismith
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Squeezing through the tunnel, agility dog Duke speeds off to the next challenge on the course. Photos by Amelia Naismith
Agility dogs show their skills By Amelia Naismith
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Allinson says agility is a sport dogs can start when theyâ€™re quite young. Training usually starts at Hot diggity dog theyâ€™re fast, flying balls of fur. six months with contacts tunnels, hoops and obediThe Hot Diggity Dogs Agility Club held a demo ence. Dogs that young arenâ€™t allowed to jump. competition at the Ponoka Community Fair. However, dogs arenâ€™t allowed in the agility ring â€œWe go to all small towns, old folks homes and until theyâ€™re 18 months. kidsâ€™ schools,â€? said club president Carol Allinson. Agility dogs can compete in three skills levels: Each dog and handler was timed as they ran the novice, open and utility. â€œBy the time you get to course. They had to cover all the obstacles and each utility your dog is probably six, seven or eight years dog had to make their contacts, meaning they had old,â€? said Allinson. to pass a certain point on the dog walk before they There are different championships and titles jumped off or theyâ€™d be disqualified. dogs can compete for, such as jumper or weaver. The Hot Diggity Dogs werenâ€™t just there to run According to Allinson many of the clubâ€™s dogs the best time â€” they were there to entertain the au- are SPCA and rescue dogs. â€œTheyâ€™re all really nice dience and because both dog and handler love the dogs. These dogs love doing this.â€? sport. Breeds of the Hot Diggity Dogs club range from After their competitive runs, youth volunteers a pug to a Belgian shepherd. Allinson says all dogs from the crowd were introduced to the dogs and can compete in agility â€œthere are no bad breeds,â€? but handlers and made up a portion of the agility dog some are physically better suited than others. barrel racing team. Large breeds such as the St. Bernard would have During their second show at the fair the dogs a hard time because of their size and basset hounds also played musical chairs. because of their ears and long bodies, which can â€œSome of the dogs, we call them babies, are just lead to back problems. learning,â€? said Allinson. Molly the pug, who competed at the fair, is the size of a miniature schnauzer but jumps at a lower height because of a breed discrimination. Pugs and bulldogs have the pushed up noses, which can create breathing problems. However, handler Crystal Van Eaton says Molly does well in agility because she was born with larger nostrils than most and didnâ€™t need corrective surgery. Allinson says that three-quarters of agility dogs are border collies. She started out as a competitive obedience judge and teacher but she also wanted to try agility. â€œYou kind of get hooked. I couldnâ€™t quit.â€? When a dog and handler are first breaking into agility the first thing they need is obedience to get the dog socialized. Obedience lessons can cost $135 to Susan Whitecotton, Circulation Supervisor, $140 for six lessons and presents Kiera with a $50 cheque recognizing other technique lessons, with Allinson, costs excellent service in delivering the newspaper for $135 for six lessons. the month of July. After the initial bout of lessons dogs will need 5019A Chipman Ave. many more, and before Ponoka, Alberta theyâ€™re allowed in the PONOKA ring they must also have an association number.
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Rock stars in the making: Members of Bandolier play at Centennial Park Aug. 8. The band will play there every Wednesday at 7 p.m weather permitting. Pictured are Mark Ferguson, guitar, vocals, keyboard, Ian Ferguson, drums, and Brett Halland, bass. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Longears Days return to Tees for 23rd year By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye If you enjoy stubborn mules and long-in-the-tooth long-eared donkeys, then you will be glad to know the Tees Longears Days will return for a 23rd year Aug. 18 and 19. This year brings a few changes to presentations in the show, explained chairman Ross Shandro. “There was a request to have the bulk of the riding class and halter show on Saturday and the driving/harness classes on Sunday,” he said. The goal is to keep things fresh and to accommodate people’s busy lives. “It’s an experiment for this year…at the request of the participants.” The weekend is free for all to attend and Shandro’s hope is the entire family will have fun. Watch out for the “Alberta Mounted Potato Throwers.”
Shandro playfully coined the name after the Alberta Mounted Shooters Association, which he is a member of; riders run a relay and have to throw potatoes into a barrel. He’s not only the chairman, Shandro is the self-titled “reigning pancake race champion.” Competitors are supposed to ride a path, start a fire and make a ready-to-eat pancake for judges. Organizers try to include everyone, there are novelty trophies such as “Best Wreck” and “Most Embarrassed Participant.” “The biggest emphasis is it’s family entertainment,” stated Shandro. Some of the other events are little tykes fun class, western class or English pleasure and pole bending as well. Events begin at 9 a.m. on Aug. 18.
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Klaglahachie shakes it up with new play By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye A new production from the Klaglahachie Fine Arts Society seems to have the necessary pieces of the puzzle to put on a show to remember. Jake and the Kid, is from W.O. Mitchell’s short stories and was adapted by playwright Conni Massing who grew up in Ponoka. Set in the 1940s and ’50s, the story follows three main characters, Jake, a hired man on the farm who explains the world to the Kid, and Gate, an older “frienemy” of Jake, explained director Danny Lineham. “Jake is full of tall stories; he kind of plays fast and loose with history,” Lineham said.
Read-through rehearsals started in May, and now the cast is working on serious rehearsals Lineham expects they should be in costume relatively soon. This is the first time in several years Klaglahachie has moved away from a musical as well, which the director looks forward to trying. “The idea is to branch out doing more things.” When Lineham spoke to Massing about possibly putting on Jake and the
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on more shows throughout the year. “I would love to get an improv group here and also have workshops.” The director is no stranger to the performing arts; he studied drama at the University of Alberta and has acted in several television shows such as Xena and Hercules, and performed in Peter Jackson’s the Frighteners. He feels his experience is an advantage when working with the actors. Jake and the Kid will show Sept. 7, 8, 14 and 15 and performances start at 7:30 p.m. Attendees can also purchase dinner theatre tickets, which will be a prairie styled beef on a bun to coincide with the play’s theme.
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Kid in Ponoka, he found her eager to have it presented in her hometown. “What she has done with this play is combined five different elements from Mitchell’s stories. It’s very touching but incredibly funny,” he said. There is a host of characters who complement the town and despite their smaller roles, Lineham feels it is their characters who make it come together. “All the other parts are the seasoning for the plate.” The hope in this last month before the play starts is to polish the play a bit more; one of the keys to this play is the three main characters, Massing told Lineham when the play was at its early stages. The hope for Lineham is for Klaglahachie to put
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would mean. So when an emergency call came, claiming that Miranda was ill, Brockton wasted no time in securing a flight to France. The timing was right here, too; he’d been investigating a homicide with ties to a drug cartel, Terri and DEA officials said it wasn’t safe to stick Schlichenmeyer around. The Bookworm But Miranda was fine. She knew that “emergency” was the only reason Brockton would leave Tennessee, and she knew that what Beauvoir had found would be of great interest to a forensic archaeologist like Brockton. It could be the find of a lifetime. Hidden behind the fake wall of a Medieval fortress that was once a palace for popes, Stefan Beauvoir discovered a bone-filled ossuary. Laid out, the remains indicated that their owner had been tortured, stabbed, and crucified. The bones were obviously centuries old — but whose were they? Before Brockton and Beauvoir could find out, it became clear that others wanted to know, too. The Vatican was keenly interested in the remains, but so was someone else… someone who wouldn’t stop at murder to have them. I have to admit that my first thought, when AUGUST 19TH, 2012 I started The Inquisitor’s Pancake Breakfast with admission (10:00 to 11:30) Key was, “Oh, no, not All you can ride Train Rides starting at 11:30 another Vatican-based Speeder Rides • Wagon Rides from 1:30 to 3:30 pm mystery.” Beaver-Tails served from 1:00 to 3:30 pm My second thought Spike Pounding Demonstration was that this novel isn’t Send Your Own Message by Telegraph • Railway Collections like those others. This Brass Model Trails Collection • Hot Dogs & Ice Cream for Sale is the kind of book that The DYNAMICS from Millet will be entertaining with music you’ll like if you want All Day All Inclusive Price $8.00 Under 2 FREE realism and a touch of Activities end at 4:00 pm gruesome mixed in your whodunit. Alberta Central Railway Museum Though it’s the latRR2, Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 1W9 est in the Body Farm 780-352-2257 Novels, The Inquisitor’s email@example.com www.abcentralrailway.com Key can surely be read How to get to Alberta Central Railway Museum as a standalone, but beFrom 2A south at lights in Hobbema take 611 east to Hwy 822 ware: immerse yourself and follow signs to ACRM in Brockton’s world, and From Wetaskiwin at Pioneer Chrysler turn east on 40 Avenue you’ll want more. For through town follow signs on Hwy 613 and 822. mystery lovers like you, WATCH FOR GRAIN ELEVATOR. here’s a series you’ll want to get your fingers around.
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Railway Day promises fun for the whole family By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Old trains seem to strike the imagination of just about every child; pulling the cable and announcing a train is departure is probably on their bucket list of things to do in life. They just might be able to fulfill that dream at Alberta Central Railway Museum Aug. 19. The museum will host its annual Railway Day with a range of activities and rides for the entire family, explained operations manager Bill Wilson. â€œWe try to keep it family-oriented.â€? The museum celebrated its 20th anniversary in June, and Wilson expects to see at least 400 people attend. â€œWe just enjoy seeing the families come and have a great day.â€? It starts with pancake breakfast at 10 a.m. and all you can ride train rides at 11:30 a.m. Expect a spike pounding demonstration as well as speeder rides (track maintenance
cars) and hot dogs, ice cream and pop on sale as well. Two trains will operate on the one-mile track to give children a chance to enjoy older train engines. â€œWe have two trains: one is a conventional one, and the other is a Daylinerâ€Śwe have two full crews because weâ€™re running two trains,â€? he explained. The Dayliners used to run between Edmonton and Calgary and would travel at 90 mph to stay on schedule. The conventional train has old sleepers in the rooms of the passenger car and shows how what the seating was like a few decades ago. Tickets for the day are $8 and children under two are free and activities should end by 4 p.m. Take Secondary Highway 611 east from Hobbema and then north on Secondary Highway 822, follow the signs to the Alberta Central Railway Museum.
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Tanner Graham takes a look at a Dayliner at the Alberta Central Railway Museum Aug. 9. Train rides and other events will be a part of Railway Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Day at the museum Aug. 19.
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It Happened at the Fair
Karington Marcoux races her siblings on an inﬂatable horse. There was an indoor playground for children at the Ponoka Community Fair.
One of the many people demonstrating crafts at the fair, Donna Rudd starts by carding some wool prior to spinning.
Hula hoopster Kolton Hodges could have wiggled all day in the fair’s contest for kids and adults.
Mutton busting was a fun event for children and the audience. Jestin Jacklin hangs on for dear life as his mount tries to throw him.
Bubble blowers of all ages, including Kathy Hodges, couldn’t resist trying to blow the biggest gum bubble at the Ponoka Community Fair.
Crafter Pat Zukowski believes it’s never too soon to get a head start on making Christmas ornaments.
Rainbow The Clown shouts encouragement to Morgan Hutchison who made and raced her own hobby horse.
Wrestlers Brendan Bose and Joshua Brouwer donned the big sumo suits to settle a friendly grudge.
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Ponoka Community Fair Home, Hobby and Horticulture Fair Results High Point Award Runner Up Best in Division Photography Eldred Stamp Susan Chantal Susan Chantal Agriculture Kathleen McKelvie Joyce Winter Kathleen McKelvie Junior Agr. Dalton Bos Brian Hoar Dalton Bos Junior Division 1 Amelia Bos Rebekah Hamm Rebekah Hamm Junior Division2 Taylor Bos Katie McMillen Katie McMillen Horticulture Georgina Fath Evelyn Geertsma Katie Huddleston Arrangements Georgina Fath Evelyn Geertsma Katie Huddleston & Houseplants Vegetables Fred Broska Evelyn Geertsma Crystal Hamm Fruits Fred Broska Brain Hoar Connie Bossart Culinary Arts Glady Basanes Kathleen McKelvie Kathleen McKelvie Art Shirley Bauer Lee Reynolds & E. Geertsma Linda Fleet Arts & Crafts Katie Huddleston Wendy Gardner James Fenske Quilts & Rugs Wendy Gardner Colleen White Wendy Gardner Knitting & Crochet Katie Huddleston Erma Gardner Erma Gardner Sewing Irene Rausch Annette Fenske Irene Rausch Seniors Irene Rausch Pat Zukowski Nancy Gordon Special Needs Allison Soosay Cari Crane Cari Crane All Things Christmas Pat Zukowski Nellie Bos Connie Klassen
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Recruitment starts for health advisory council
The best of the bunch: Kayla Vreugdenhil takes advantage of some of the last Saskatoon berries of the season Aug. 9 at Country Berry Orchards. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has launched its annual recruitment campaign for volunteers from across the province to serve three-year terms on its 12 health advisory councils. “Being genuinely responsive to the needs of Albertans is an important focus for Alberta Health Services,” says AHS board chair Cathy Roozen. “Health advisory council members play a crucial role in connecting us to the people of this province, helping us to better understand the health needs and concerns of local communities.” Established in 2009, health advisory councils facilitate discussions between community members and AHS. Each council has 10 to 15 members who volunteer their time to: • Engage the public in dialogue about health services. • Provide feedback about what is working well within the health system, and suggest areas for improvement. • Promote opportunities for our members to get their local community engaged in health topics. Councils meet six times annually. “This recruitment drive will fill vacant positions on councils throughout Alberta,” said Roozen. “We are seeking people who have an interest in health issues and volunteering their time to benefit the community, and reflect Alberta’s broad diversity.” Albertans over the age of 18 years interested in becoming a council member can complete an application through the AHS website. Deadline is Sept. 5. Additional information about health advisory councils is available at www.albertahealthservices.ca/hac.asp, by calling 1-877-275-8830, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RCMP focus on impaired driving Throughout the month of August, RCMP and other law enforcement agencies from across Alberta, continue with their patrols in a continuous effort to ensure our roadways are safe from impaired driving. Impaired driving continues to be one of the leading preventable causes of death. Drivers who choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol not only put themselves at great risk, but also threaten the safety of everyone else on the road. “If you knew of a proven, effective way to save lives and prevent injuries, would you subscribe to it, would you pay attention to and follow all the messages, would you change your behaviour and adhere to it?” asks Staff Sgt. Shawn LeMay of Alberta’s RCMP. “It’s very simple — don’t drink and drive. “The message has been out there for years, and it needs to start sinking in fast, because ignoring the law and making poor decisions, is tragically impacting too many lives.” From 2006 to 2010, 569 people were killed
and 8,530 people were injured in alcohol-related collisions in Alberta. The highest number of collisions involving impaired drivers typically occur from May to October, and these crashes are often associated with special occasions such as long weekends. Alberta Traffic Services and RCMP detachments throughout the province have initiated robust traffic action plans to fight this life-threatening criminal activity. During August motorists will continue to see increased police presence on our roadways including several impaired driving Check Stops to enforce the new drinking and driving legislation, as well as to educate motorists. “RCMP, like all Albertans, want our communities and roadways to be safe for everyone and we are doing whatever we can to save lives,” LeMay added. If you’re planning a night out, getting home safely must be part of that plan. If you suspect an impaired driver, do the right thing, pull over and call 9-1-1.
VJV MARKET REPORT MARKET REPORT AUGUST 8, 2012 On Wednesday, August 8, 2012- 542 head of cattle went through our rings - TOTAL - 542
SLAUGHTER CATTLE D1 - D2 cows D3 - D4 cows Holstein cows Heiferettes Bologna Bulls Feeder bulls
74.00-85.00 67.00-72.00 52.00-69.00 85.00-97.00 85.00-93.50 90.00-102.00
Good Bred Cows NONE Older Bred Cows NONE Good Bred Heifers: NONE Cow/calf pairs (younger) 1650.00-1850.00 Cow/Calf pairs (older) 1200.00-1500.00
STOCKERS AND FEEDERS Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 600 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus:
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110.00-123.00 120.00-132.00 124.00-137.00 135.00-148.00 145.00-155.00 150.00-160.00 155.00-170.00 165.00-195.00
Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers
105.00-112.00 110.00-120.00 120.00-128.00 128.00-133.00 138.00-148.00 145.00-152.00 150.00-160.00 160.00-170.00
up to 145.00
Dairy Steers Baby Calves Dairy Type: Baby Calves Beef Type:
90.50-115.00 50.00-150.00 120.00-150.00
Hay: Sq Bales Straw: Sq. Bales Greenfeed: Sq. Bales.
0.25-4.25 none NONE
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Climbing to the top. James Riley keeps his life vest on for safety as he makes his way to the top of the climbing wall.
Hold your breath! A bird’s-eye view of the dunk tank shows a fully submerged participant. It was a popular attraction at the Splash Fest.
Outside jumping gym. Nathan Sluggett tries out his gymnastics skills at the bouncy supplied outside. There were lost and found items for sale as well as hot dogs during the event.
Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
She shoots, she scores! Rylee Henderson watches as Jaycee Tebb takes a shot at the net in the main pool.
360 flipper. Jared Rice landed his flip off the diving board into the diving pool at the Aquaplex.
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1,000 workouts for 80-year-old By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Being able to say you have participated in the Curves workout 1,000 times is an accomplishment, but more so if you are 80 years old. For Pat Miller, who joined Curves for Women on December 2005, the goal was always to make the thousand-workout mark. “I think Curves has done wonders for me, it’s great for both physical and mental well-being,” she explained. The young-at-heart Miller heard about the company’s incentive program promoting 1,000 workouts and wanted to make it happen. She started slowly, two workouts a week and as she
became more proficient, bumped it up to five days a week. “I thought, I’m going to try for a thousand before I die,” she joked. Fitness tech and trainer Brandi Maas said they enjoy Miller’s sense of humour. “She’s quite the character.” The incentive program is a way for the people who use Curves for Women to continue the program as results are not normally seen right away, explained Maas. The spry senior showed off her exercise skills as well as her firm handshake; her hope is more seniors who are physically able will join the Curves fitness program because of what it has done for her. “I feel 100 per cent!”
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Somewhere in the matter that the U.S. middle of the Olymcrew had won all but pic Summer Games three of the 20 clashes in London our great of these two powernation and many othful teams in the past, % er sports fans from it would be all on the 0 OFF throughout the world line in these London in Stock suddenly fell in love Olympics before mil- ARTS with our classy and tallions of avid fans. For ented Canadian ladies’ those who watched, Mike Rainone * soccer team. We didn’t we will never forget a Hammertime really get too excited magic soccer Monday when they survived the afternoon that was repreliminary round with ally hard to describe, a 1-1-1 record, but then after our and which featured a gruelling nonsoccer sweethearts blanked the host stop confrontation where both flashy British team 2-0 in the quarter-finals, teams would give a hard fought the rush was on and the hopes were and supreme effort for nearly 90 high for a medal. heart-stopping and totally thrilling I have to admit that I kicked the minutes. ball around a lot when I was a kid, but Although Canada led the game the only soccer I watch now is when three times, the Americans kept batmy grandchildren play. Then again, tling back, tieing it on a controversial when we heard the overwhelming late penalty kick, then scoring the hype of this Olympic soccer clash winning goal with only a few secbetween two heated and perennial onds left in extra time in likely one rivals, there was no way we were of the greatest soccer matches ever going to miss another classic United played. States versus Canada game. It didn’t Continued on page 22.
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Integra Tire brings IndyCar and racecar simulator for customers By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Race car lovers had a chance to get a first-hand look at an IndyCar as well as a 2007 Vantage Aston Martin — also known as James Bond’s car — Aug. 8 at Integra Tire’s simulator racing day. Store manager Nygil Brownlee said the event is an effort to reconnect with customers. “I just really wanted to get the community back involved with us.” Showcased was driver Scott Dixon’s 2005 IndyCar and a racing simulator used by professional drivers. The simulator includes racetracks from around the world to give drivers a feel for international tracks. This time kids and parents had a chance to try their hand at racing with little pressure of coming in first. The company invited the Ponoka 4-H Beef Club to make burgers and take donations from visitors, and for every new set of tires sold, half the sales of the balancing went to the club, Brownlee explained. The company is also taking a 1967 Firebird and a 1968 Camaro and refurbishing them in-house over the next few months.
Kristopher Malterer checks out an IndyCar at the Integra Tire simulated car event Aug. 8.
Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
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onoka Minor Hockey is reminding all families that at least one parent from every family registered with PMHA will be required to participate in the Respect In Sport Online (Parent) Clinic for the 2012/2013 Hockey Season, as dictated by Alberta Hockey. Parents have until September 30 to complete this course. If the course is not completed by this date, the ability of your child to play will be withheld until this requirement has been met. Take the course today at https://hockeyalbertaparent.respectgroupinc.com/secure/ WE ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO COMPLETE NOW IN ORDER TO REDUCE VOLUME IN THE COMING MONTHS. THERE IS A COST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE ($12.00) CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL ACCEPTED. THIS CLINIC IS BEING FACILITATED THROUGH HOCKEY ALBERTA. NOTE: There is a section to enter Certiﬁcation number if you have taken this course through an outside organization. The Parent version is still required even if an individual has previously taken the coach version.
Canadian soccer Olympians should be congratulated Continued from page 21 Our devastated Canadian squad had only 48 hours to recover and get ready for the bronze medal game against a good French team, but they did. When Diana Matheson scored in extra time, the cheers could be heard around the world, and it gave our great nation their first medal in ladies’ soccer Olympics competition since 1936. What a great inspiration this superb Olympic effort is for our extremely active Canadian soccer program, hopefully leaving an ongoing legacy of enthusiasm, support, and growth in the future for all categories and age groups of this invigorating and healthful game. Sincere congratulations to all of our Canadian Olympic athletes for their outstanding dedication, pride, and efforts, and the 18 medals that you will be bringing home from those friendly and highly successful games. By the way, the next Winter Olympic Games are in Sochi, Russia from Feb. 7 to 23, 2014 and the next Summer Olympic Games will be hosted by Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 5 to 21, 2016. Now let’s have a little fun When I sit down to type my stories I am still trying to adjust to the antics of our wild and wonderful computer world, afraid that I might make a mistake and lose it all. I must admit that I have occasionally had to contact a friend, relative, or techie whiz to get me out of a mess and here are the some of the answers I might have given. • Tech support: What kind of computer do you have? Answer: A white one. • Good afternoon, this is Mike. I can’t print, and every time I try, it says, ‘Can’t find printer.’ I even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says it can’t find it. • Tech support: What’s on you monitor now, ma’am? Customer: A teddy bear that my boyfriend bought for me at 7-11. • Customer: I can’t get on the Internet. Tech support: Are you absolutely sure that you used the correct password? Customer: Yes, I’m sure, I saw my co-worker do it. Tech Support: Can you tell me what the password was? Customer: Five dots. • Tech support: How may I help you? Customer: I’m writing my first email. Techie: Okay, and what seems to be the problem? Customer: Well, I have the letter ‘a’ in the address, but how do I get the little circle around it? Here are some neat new bumper stickers just for us retirees. • Fishmore and Dolittle, Retirement and Planning Consultants. • Live each day like it’s your last, one day, you’ll get it right. • Young at heart, but slightly older in other places. • At my age, Happy Hour is a nap. • Goodbye tension....hello pension. Always remember that sometimes we need to pretend to be normal, but when that gets to be boring, just go right back to being you and then have a great week, all of you!
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Amendt competes for lacrosse championship
Nine years ago Nick Amendt first picked up a lacrosse stick when the Lacoka Lacrosse program introduced the sport to Lacombe and Ponoka. He fell in love with the sport and improved his skill level quickly. He was fortunate to have the opportunity early in his lacrosse playing days to compete in several provincial championship tournaments for the Lacoka Locos.
He followed his minor lacrosse career by travelling to Red Deer to play on a junior B tier II team in his first year and then the following year travelling to play junior B tier I for the Sherwood Park Titans. He continued his junior lacrosse career for the next three years playing on the junior A Edmonton Miners, who played out of St. Albert. Amendt travelled back and forth from Ponoka five to six times
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per week for the first year and then decided to live in Edmonton for the next two summers to make the commitment to play at this elite level while working and saving money to go to college in Camrose. It was after his first year at the junior A level that Amendt decided that he wanted to play lacrosse at the college level and was fortunate to be offered a scholarship at the American International College in Springfield, Mass. playing field lacrosse at the NCAA Division II level. Having the opportunity to go to school and play lacrosse year round has allowed him to continue to improve. This past year has been an exciting time as he played a prominent roll on his college team, being one of three Canadians on the team. He was recognized for his efforts and leadership by being named a team captain for the upcoming college season. After graduating from junior lacrosse, Amendt was drafted by the senior B Spruce Grove Slash and was placed on their 50-man protected list. He returned from college in May in excellent shape and worked his way on to their 25-man roster and has played a regular role as a defense and transition player on the team that features five players who play professionally in the National Lacrosse League. The Spruce Grove Slash will host the President’s Cup, Canada’s National Senior B Championship from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, which will give Amendt the opportunity to play in his first national championship with and against some of the best lacrosse players in the country. The championships will be played at the Grant Fuhr Arena in Spruce Grove with the top seven teams in Canada competing. The Slash will play every day for the first six days at 5:30 p.m. Amendt invites everyone to come watch or if you have more time, volunteer to assist with the event. For more information about the President’s Cup check out the website at http://clapresidentscup.ca/
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Getting his start with the Lacoka Lacrosse program, Nick Amendt will compete with senior B Spruce Grove Slash at Canada’s National Senior Championship Aug. 27 to Sept. 2.
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GEORGE PAUL 1922-2012 George Andrew Paul passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at the Red Deer Hospital on Thursday evening, August 2, 2012 at the age of 89 years. George is lovingly remembered by his wife Idella and two children, daughter Sherron of Lacombe and son Darrell of Airdrie; two sisters, Isabelle Miers of Winnipeg, MB and Audrey (Lorne) Ganson of Dawson Creek, BC; numerous sister in laws, brother in laws, as well as many nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his parents Julius and Amelia Paul, and his brothers Dick and Mel Paul. George was born at home near Findlater, Saskatchewan on September 26, 1922. In 1945 his family purchased the old Talbot farm. In 1946 their family relocated their Saskatchewan farm to the Lacombe area with the help of CP Rail. In 1953 he married Idella Werner and they established a new farm to raise Idella’s younger brother and sisters along with their own family. Not only did George continue to farm until his passing but he was also responsible for developing the Morning Meadows Subdivision near Morningside. A special thank you to all the many businesses that contributed to the success of George and Idella and to the many employees, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances who shared George’s life. An extra special thanks to Mike and Paula Law and family who farmed with George in his last years. A Celebration of Life in George’s honor will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 11am in the College Heights SDA Church, Lacombe, AB. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery, Lacombe, AB. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made to Southside Christian School, Box 219, Red Deer, AB T4N 5E8. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca. WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”
ELOFSON, Richard MacLeod “Mac” 1919- 2012 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mac Elofson announce his passing August 6, 2012 at the age of 93 years. Mac will be forever remembered by his loving family; beloved wife Olive of 71 years; children Warren ( Betty Lou), Robin ( Wendy), Anne ( Ken); six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren as well as numerous other friends and relatives. Mac worked as a research chemist for over 30 years at the Alberta Research Council. After retiring, Mac and Olive travelled the world and loved it. Mac’s passion throughout his life was the farm near Ponoka, where he farmed with his father Richard Carl Elofson and with his sons Warren and Robin.
Marion Rose Crawford passed away on August 1st, 2012 at the Auxillary Wing of the Ponoka Hospital. Marion was born January 22nd, 1927 in Glasgow, Scotland, and immigrated with parents, Flora and Archie Dudgeon, to Canada in 1929. The Dudgeons settled on a farm in the Birch Lake District where Marion, sister Lucy, and brother, Ian, attended school. Marion completed her high school in Lacombe and then worked at the Ponoka Psychiatric Care Centre and at Cash Foods grocery store. She married Ronald Crawford in 1948 and from this union four children were born, Allen, Beverly, Wenda and Bruce. Marion and Ron were very involved in supporting their children’s activities of 4-H, hockey, music, baton and dance. Marion returned to work after the children left home and worked for many years at the Royal Hotel, MacLeods, and Fields. Marion enjoyed people, especially children, and volunteered with various organizations in and around Ponoka. She was honoured by the community in 2010 receiving the Morna Chorney Heart and Soul Volunteer Award. Marion was a proud member of the Legion, Eastern Star, and the United Church Women’s Auxillary. She enjoyed participating in the many Senior Centre activities. Marion was predeceased by husband, Ron, in 1992; brother, Ian, in 2002; and son, Allen, in 2006. She is survived by her sister, Lucy Hill of Lacombe; daughters, Beverly Gates of Langley, B.C., Wenda (Tom Baxter) of Oakville, Ontario; son, Bruce (Jane) of Calgary; and daughter-in-law, Janice of Kinuso, Alberta. She will be lovingly remembered by her thirteen grand-children and fifteen great grand-children. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Ponoka community for their kindness and support to Marion, especially through her many health challenges over the past three years. A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ponoka United Church. Interment followed in the Forest Home Cemetery,† In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to any children’s charity, in Marion’s memory. Condolences to Marion’s family may be made by visiting www.womboldfuneralhomes.com Arrangements entrusted to PONOKA FUNERAL HOME 403-783-3122 ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Carl and Olga Christiansen Open House Sunday, August 26, 1-5 Homeglen Hall No gifts please.
PHYLLIS CHALACK who passed away August 12, 2009. You are not forgotten Nor will you ever be No one can fill your vacant place Looking back with memories Upon the path you trod We bless the time we had with you And leave the rest to God. Ever remembered by Neil, Kelly, Annalia, Jeff, Tina, Ryley & Cianna, Cory & Brandi
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FIVELAND Donald Charles On August 7, 2012, Donald Charles Fiveland of Westerose, Alberta passed away at the age of 76 years. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Gladys; his children, Sherry (Brian) Knull, Darren (Stacey) Fiveland, Wendy (Brent) Lee and Dean (Cordalee) Fiveland; his grandchildren, Lesley Knull, Kristine (Cory) Becker, Candace Knull, Rebecca Lee (Lyle Davidson), Megan Lee, Chelsea Penman, Keegan, Kale and Tayah Fiveland, Kira and Rylan Fiveland; his great-grandchildren, Noah, Myah, Bria Becker and Jackson Lee-Davidson, and siblings, Ronald (Evelyn), Derrill (Linda), Lynne (Chuck) Moser, Brian (Mary Lou), Sandra (Dwayne) Bonnett; sister-in-law Doreen as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family members and many friends. Don was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Enid; brother, Bill; sister-in-law, Leona and niece, Machele. Funeral service was held at Baker Funeral Chapel, 5302-50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Hegge Cemetery. In Donâ€™s memory, donations are gratefully accepted to the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation (Palliative Care), Hegge Cemetery Fund or to the charity of the donorâ€™s choice. BAKER FUNERAL CHAPEL, WETASKIWIN (780) 352-2501 or (888) 752-2501 www.womboldfuneralhomes.com
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with Crystal Faction & Chris Pal, Fri. Sept. 7, Festival Hall, Red Deer 7:30 pm. - 11:30 pm. includes late lunch. $25/per person. 17 and under 1/2 price. Phone 403-343-8936 All proceeds for the Cronquist House
Whatâ€™s in it?
FALCUN, AB. OLD TYME DANCE LIVE MUSIC BY
Get a 6 PACK
FLETCHER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SATURDAY, AUG. 18
difference 403-783-3112 CENTRAL ALBERTA ORTHODONTICS is proud to announce that Dr. Saleh & Dr. Sam are now providing orthodontic care to all of Central Alberta. Conveniently located in the heart of Red Deer. No referral necessary. Call 403-346 7279. info@ centralalbertaortho.com
* BASHAW * CASTOR * STETTLER * WEEKENDER * PONOKA * RIMBEY
AL-ANON Weekly meeting Tuesdays, 8 p.m. at the Neighbourhood Place, 5115-49 Ave. For more info 403-783-4557
Wednesday August 29 Serving Coffee & Cake
Cash or food donations accepted for the food bank
required for two school age children $1,791/ month less room and board for 44 hours/week Contact us at 403-704-6516
CAREGIVER required for two school aged children for after school care, start suppers & clean kitchen Average of 10 â€“ 12 days per month at our place of residence from 3:00pm to 5:30pm Require commitment from September to June. If contract completed bonus will apply
Contact us at 403-704-6516
Bashaw MOVING SALE Furniture, antiques, queen bed, tools, gardening equipment, electric fireplace & lots more. Must go. Bashaw - 5209 55 Ave 780-372-4058 Friday, August 12th, 4-6 & Saturday, August 18th, 10-3
No evenings - no weekends! Please email resume to conceptdentalreddeer@ gmail.com or drop off resume to Concept Dental (Suite101 5018 45 ST. Attn Kelli.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate the marriage of
Chelsey Riley & Sean Butcher on Saturday, August 18, 2012 Open House and Dance at 9 p.m. Stagecoach Saloon, Ponoka
Arts, culture, recreation & inspiration. Outstanding lifestyle, amazing business opportunities.
Classified Memorials: helping to remember
Hot Lunch For Anyone! August 21, 2012 11:30 amâ€”1:00 pm - Come & Go Itâ€™s PIE Day: Shepherdâ€™s / Chicken Pot / Fruit [$12.50/plate]
At First Baptist Church 5109â€”57 Avenue Phone: 403-783-5533 To reserve your spot, or for pickup, call 403-783-5533
FULL TIME CHILDCARE
required immediately Mon. - Fri. 7 am - 5 pm in my home Call Christine 403-704-1272
Card Of Thanks
The family of the late Mable Rodwell, wish to express their deep appreciation to those who offered such kindness, support and messages of sympathy and comfort in our bereavement. Thanks for the floral arrangements as well as the many cards and donations that were made in her memory. We especially wish to thank Ponoka Funeral Home for taking care of the arrangements, the Legion for the lovely luncheon afterwards, Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre nurses for all the care while she was there. Special thanks to Dr. Chan for your compassion during such a difficult time in our lives.
Employment #700 - #920
FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE ON 100 COW DAIRY, LACOMBE, ALBERTA. Milking & feeding A.I. an asset but not required. Reasonable hours. Please call 403-391-8259
Live the best life in Camrose. SO005510
LOOKING FOR RDA II to Join our Team
$40.20 + gst
Live in Caregiver
Dental 25 WORD AD only
Call 403-309-3300 or toll free 1-877-223-3311
Ponoka Farmers Market
THURSDAY AA Meetings at 8:30 p.m. in the Catholic Church basement. 52 Street & 52 Ave. Ponoka. Open meetings first Thursday of the month, Everyone Welcome. 403-783-4347 or 403-783-2493
EXPERIENCED WATER and Vacuum Haulers required. H2S, PST, First Aid. Above average day rate and cushy benefits plan. Fax 403-934-3487. Email: reception @mjswaterhauling.ca LOCAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE company looking for day rate and hourly Vacuum Truck Operator. Must have current oilfield tickets and up-to-date drivers abstract. Benefit package. Fax 403-845-3903.
Little Treasures Family Day Home is looking for individuals interested in providing before and after school care. We are also looking for individuals who are caring, passionate, and who would love to teach and explore with a variety of children. We have a very high demand for providers to care for babies and toddlers. If you are interested in working from home, having the beneďŹ t of working with a great bunch of ladies and love children please give me a call at 403-783-8043 and leave a message or email email@example.com
JOB HUNTING? Read the Classifieds. 1-877-223-3311.
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Darcy Zimmer - Sales North of Hwy 53 Phone: 403-588-8420 Ferdinand Harkema - Sales South of Hwy 53 Cell: 403-785-7149 Rick Cline - Store/Sales Manager Cell: 403-588-1957
PONOKA JOHN DEERE SALES & SERVICE
24 Hour Emergency Call 403-783-3337 Home Page: www.agroequipment.com
Hwy. 53 Ponoka Toll Free 877-783-3338 Ph. 403-783-3337 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rimbey Implements Ltd.
General Manager Cell: (403) 783-0593 Bus: (403) 843-3700
IS looking to fill the following positions in the: HINTON AND FOX CREEK LOCATION * Oilfield Construction Supervisors * Oilfield Construction Lead Hands * Stainless and Carbon Welders * B-Pressure Welders * Pipefitters * Experienced Pipeline Equipment Operators * Experienced oilfield labourers * Industrial Painters * 7-30 tonne Picker Truck Operator with Class 1 H2S Alive ( Enform), St. John (Red Cross) standard first aid) & in-house drug and alcohol tests are required. Please submit resume to email@example.com or Fax to 780-865-5829 Quote job #62317 on resume
Fax: (403) 843-3430
DO YOU WANT YOUR AD TO BE READ BY 100,000 Potential Buyers???
Classified Advertising SERVING CENTRAL ALBERTA RURAL REGION
CALL 1-877-223-3311 Professionals
MANAGEMENT Trainee Required Westcan Fabricating Ltd is a fast growing oil and gas fabricating company based out of Ponoka AB. The successful candidate will have: *2 years Post-Secondary Education in either Business/Oil & Gas Technology *Good Computer Skills with MS Office; *Detailed Orientated individual who can deal with multi-tasking and changing priorities and staff on a daily basis. *Experience working in fabricating oil and gas production equipment an asset. Competitive wages with benefit packages available. Interested candidates please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Of fax to 403-775-4014
MCDONALD’S Restaurants in Ponoka and Gasoline Alley (East & West) are now hiring FULL TIME FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISORS. Starting wage is between $13.00 to $14.00 per hour, depending upon previous experience and/or equivalent education. All restaurants are 24 hours so applicants must be willing to work flexible shifts, weekend, evenings and late nights. We offer benefits and opportunities for further advancement. Apply in person, or email: email@example.com or fax resume to 403-783-4251
403-783-8008 Phone 783-8008 BUY - SELL - CONSIGN 5704 - Hwy 2A North, Ponoka, AB T4J 1M1
A & J AUTOMOTIVE A & J AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR 6701 - 46 Ave. 6701 46 Ave. Ponoka, AB - T4J 1J8 Ponoka, T4J 1J8 (403)AB783-8755 (403) 783-8755 Al Dickhaut Owner/Operator Al Dickhaut Owner/Operator
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE FOR JUST
$28 PER WEEK. REACHING 6000 HOUSEHOLDS PER WEEK.
A&B PIPELINERS is accepting resumes: Quality Control Inspectors (CWB Certified), Field Safety Advisors (pipeline experience NSCO preferred) and for Class 1 Truck Drivers with experience loading/ unloading equipment, jeep, booster, low bed and wheeler. Visit www.abpipeliners.com for more details. Send resume to: Fax 403-265-0922. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. ALBERTA BASED COMPANY looking for qualified & experienced: Equipment Operators, Mulcher, Feller Buncher & Processor Operators. Out of town & camp work. Safety tickets & drivers abstract required. Email resume: jobs @commandequipment.com Fax 780-488-3002 Family Owned Auto Repair Facility seeking Journeyman Technician. Competitive pay and benefits included. E-mail or drop off resume, email@example.com 5004-49 Street, Innisfail
Applicants should have at least 3 years experience in public practice and preferably have obtained an accounting designation. We will consider applicants nearing completion of their accounting designation programs with public practice experience. ProÀciency in Caseware and other accounting and tax related software would be an asset. We are a Àrm that provides opportunities for learning and growth with increasing levels of responsibility commensurate with your skills and experience. We offer competitive compensation and beneÀts plans. Interested applicants please email or fax your resume and cover letter in conÀdence to Tim Rowland at 403-783-6170 or resume@ rowlandparker.com. We would like to thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
AN ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051 ARROW ARC WELDING is looking for WELDING APPRENTICE LOCATED BY GULL lAKE. Phone Brian 318-6760 BLUERIDGE LUMBER INC. looking for a 3rd & 4th Class power engineer to operate thermal liquid heating system. Excellent compensation and benefits. Submit resume to: Box 87, Blue Ridge, AB, T0E 0B0. Email: jeff.victor @westfraser.com LOOKING FOR Laborers, equipment operators, foreman, and Class 1 truck drivers for Castor and Three Hills are email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Time Staff Required
Wages negotiable and benefits available Please fax resume Attn: Ron to 403-783-3625 Sales & Distributors
edium size accounting Àrm located in Ponoka, Alberta, which provides professional services to agriculture, small business, government organizations, and professionals, is currently seeking a senior level accountant to join our team. You would provide a variety of professional services to our clients, including audit and assurance and general taxation matters.
NEW OR USED SALES MANAGER Toyota City requires an enthusiastic, highly-motivated and career-minded Automotive Sales Manager for a team of highly productive salespeople. Must provide a high standard of customer service. This individual will plan, organize, direct, mentor and evaluate subordinate sales staff and provide staff with up-to-date marketing and promotional information. The Sales Manager is directly responsible for developing a customer-focused sales team that achieves business through the development of strong relationships and exceeding customer expectations. Additional duties will be assigned as necessary. Toyota City offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment and career advancement opportunities. Qualified applicants should contact Geoff Skakun, D.P. email@example.com or drop off resume to: 4120 - 56 Street, Wetaskiwin, AB
CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS WANTED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS NEEDED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: email@example.com Online: www.torqueindustrial.com EXPERIENCED RV TECHNICIAN REQUIRED in Red Deer, Alberta at a family oriented dealership! Are you tired of traffic in the city? Move here! No commute and less hustle and bustle! If you’re a serious applicant don’t delay, submit your resume now! Hours of operation 8 - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Large indoor shop with 7 bays. Competitive wages. Excellent benefits. Outstanding team environment. Check us out online www.allandale.com. Fax 403-346-3116. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOURNEYMAN H.D. mechanic based out of our red deer location. Successful applicant will be required to pass mandatory drug screening. Fax resume with current driver abstract 403-346-6721 LOOKING TO HIRE one Heavy Duty Tech and one Journeyman Welder immediately for a busy truck shop in Sundre. Experience required. Contact Chris 403-638-2262. TJ LOGGING of Whitecourt, Alberta is now accepting resumes for the logging season: Heavy Duty Hoe, Dozers, Bunchers, Skidders, & Process Operators. Fax resume 780-778-2428
Part Time Painter or Full Time Painter/Junior Assembler For a Ponoka Manufacturing Shop. Painting Knowledge and skills required. Experience in oilfield production equipment fabrication, assembly and finishing an asset. Competitive wages with benefit packages available. Interested candidates please send résumé to email@example.com Of fax to 403-775-4014
READY MIX DRIVERS Central Alberta Competition #BU12-0015 BURNCO Ready Mix in Central Alberta is currently recruiting for Ready Mix Drivers. These are seasonal, full time positions. The ideal candidate will have a Class 1 and/or 3 Driver’s License with air brake endorsement, as well as a clean driving abstract. You are energetic, highly motivated and possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience or knowledge of concrete and the construction industry. Please submit your resume and driver’s abstract to: BURNCO Rock Products Ltd Fax: (403) 440-3454 Attn: Human Resources E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No Placement Agencies
TJ LOGGING of Whitecourt, Alberta is now accepting resumes for the logging season: Heavy Duty Hoe, Dozers, Bunchers, Skidders, & Process Operators. Fax resume 780-778-2428
DANDY PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES A.C. DANDY PRODUCTS is a Rapidly Expanding Electrical Enclosure & Power Distribution Equipment Manufacturer in Wetaskiwin, Alberta
POSITIONS ARE: • Electricians • Panel shop Manager (Must have electrical journeyman designation)
• Executive Assistant • Electrical Project Managers and Designers • Warehouse Personnel • Truck Driver/General Labourer Full Benefit Package & Production Bonuses. Safe, Warm, Modern Working Environment. Fax or E-mail your resume in confidence to: A.C. Dandy Products Ltd.
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RESTAURANT KITCHEN FOR LEASE
Required Exp’d Fabricator For a Ponoka Manufacturing Shop. Knowledge of ASME code bolt up, basic instrumentation and a commitment to excellence are prerequisites. Competitive wages with benefit packages available. Interested candidates please send resume to email@example.com Of fax to 403-775-4014
All set-up and ready to go for you! Call 403-352-3030 For more details
Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available! * GED Preparation * Trades Entrance Exam Preparation * Women in the Trades
Adult Education & Training
www.academicexpress.ca CLASS 3 driver with air endorsement required for BUS DRIVER our red deer location. Sucrequired cessful applicant will be RIMBEY CHRISTIAN required to pass mandatoSCHOOL ry drug screening. Fax is looking to hire a bus resume with current driver driver for our North Country abstract to 403-346-6721. bus route. Please inquire to Cal @ 403-357-3291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Business
BE YOUR OWN BOSS and make money by the loads! Open a MAYTAG equipped LAUNDRY store. We’ll help you get started. Commercial Laundry Distributors 1-800-663-2646.
F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: email@example.com
860 Deb’s Taxi
Must have Class 4 Call 403-704-5425 Trades
FIGURE SKATING COACH NEEDED IN BROOKS. Minimum Primary Starskate Certified. Coaching all levels from PreCanskate to Starskate Private. Valid membership with Skate Canada. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERESTED IN the Community Newspaper business? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php
NOW HIRING: Retail Department Managers. Cabela’s Edmonton retail is seeking experienced Retail Department Managers for both Hardlines and Softlines. To apply, please visit www.cabelas.ca/careers
PORTERS/CLEANERS WANTED. Marquise has multiple cleaning positions in St. Albert! $13./hour. Full benefits! Must complete criminal record check. Send resume to: email@example.com. Fax 1-403-263-5773 or call Melesse 1-780-903-4069.
RESIDENT MANAGER COUPLE required for equestrian operation (Priddis). Ideal for mature/semiretired couple with prior experience. Duties include facility & household maintenance, animal care & child care. Accommodations included. Send cover letter & resume: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 403-265-7879
FAST TRACK your career in 22 weeks and become a Certified Health Care Aide. Phone 403-347-4233 or visit www. healthcareaideacademy.com Classes begin September 11 at the Health Care Aide Academy downtown Red Deer. FOR INTEREST or career opportunities, take an online eight-week Renewable Energy and Conservation course from Lakeland College. September 4 - Basic Energy Principles; Energy and the Environment. October 29 - Introduction to Wind Power; Energy Audits and Conservation Practices; www.lakelandcollege.ca. 1-800-661-6490.
IF YOU’RE INTERESTED in real estate, then take Appraisal & Assessment, a specialized two-year business major at Lakeland College’s campus in Lloydminster, Alberta.Your training includes assessment principles, computerized mass appraisal valuation of properties, farmland evaluation and property analysis. Start September; www.lakelandcollege.ca. 1-800-661-6490, ext. 5429 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535; www.canscribe.com; email@example.com
Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY Misc. Help
NOW HIRING! Inside staff as well as drivers Apply within to: #7, 4800 Hwy 2A Ponoka
WELL-PAID/LOW-STRESS Career in Massage Therapy. Train without giving up your day job. How? Check out www.mhvicarsschool.com or call 1-866-491-0574 for a free career information package
BOBCAT SERVICES Sur-B Enterprises Ltd.
BOBCAT SERVICE • Snow Removal • Driveways & Parking Lots • Post-Hole Augering - 6, 9, 12, 15 • Corral Cleaning • Grading & Construction Call 403-783-2764 403-588-0599 CallJim JimAshbough Ashbough 783-2764ororCell: Cell: 588-0599 Jack Surbey 403-783-5283 Cell: 403-588-0597 Jack Surbey 783-5283orCell: 588-0597
Business Services #1000 - #1430
DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.
CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540; www. accesslegalresearch.com
The easy way to find a buyer for items you want to sell is with a Classified want ad. Phone 1-877-2233311
ADVERTISE WITH US! Reaching 6000 households weekly
$28 per week this space could be yours!
403-783-3311 TREE SALES & SERVICE
Ponoka- located 1.5 Miles North of High School Phone (403) 783-5072 Cell: (403) 704-5384 www.brtrees.com
Required Immediately Journeyman Automotive / Heavy Duty Technician Build Your Career With us
JOURNEYMAN MILLWRIGHTS Meadow Lake, Sk.
SO006826 t Competitive Compensation t Focus On Safety Performance t Industry Leader In The World Packages Markets t Sustainable Business Practices t Progressive Environment Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportunities for continuous growth and development? Apply online today and build your career with us!
HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Immediate Opening
Calnash Trucking in Ponoka requires a Heavy Duty Mechanic, will consider apprentice with experience. Must be selfmotivated with good written and communication skills. Competitive wages and beneﬁts. Please submit resume by: Fax: 403.783.3011 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duties: School Bus Maintenance and Repairs.
School Bus Drivers Full-Time Pay for Part-Time Work! Regular Routes and Spare Driver Positions Available
Do you currently work part-time or are you semi-retired and bored? • Use some of your spare time to make extra cash! Are you a stay-at-home parent with small kids? • Take them along with you! Car seats are available! Qualification Desired: Class 2 Operators License with a satisfactory Drivers Abstract and Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check WE WILL TRAIN SUITABLE CANDIDATES. We offer: • Well maintained buses with automatic transmissions • Bus compounds in Ponoka and Wetaskiwin • No experience - no problem. We will train you for a Class 2 License.
Call Hobbema Transport at 403-783-5259, 780-585-2424, 403-783-1462 or 403-783-9720
HOBBEMA TRANSPORT, PONOKA, AB Serving Ponoka, Hobbema, Pigeon Lake and Wetaskiwin Areas
SALES & SERVICE
Tues - Fri: 8:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday: 9 am-3 pm
403-783-5185 1-800-662-7135 Fax: 403-783-4635
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RIMBEYDENTALCARE Family Friendly Dentistry Ph. (403) 843-2173 Fax: (403) 843-2607
DENTAL CARE BIRCHLAND DENTAL CLINIC PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY
Ę°Ę°tĘ°Ę° 5118 - 51 Ave., Ponoka, AB T4J 1R5
%3)6()1035&3t%33*$,#"33 %3+&''#"33 - General Dentistry - Orthodontics - Cosmetic Dentistry - Bonding - Veneers - Bleaching - White or Gold Fillings - Crown and Bridge - Implant Restorations
NEW IN TOWN? LET US PUT OUT THE MAT FOR YOU!
IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $259. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.
Moving & Storage
Personal www.welcomewagon.ca Services
Drs. Heimdahl & ZoBell 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168 -
5120-51ST AVE, PONOKA
ADVANCED EYE HEALTH & VISION EXAMS CONSULTATION & REFERRAL SERVICES DESIGNER EYE WEAR & CONTACT LENSES INSURED MEDICAL EYECARE SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES
NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME
OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8AM - 12:30PM â€˘ 1PM - 5PM
Shawna S. Welz RMT, Nail Technician
MASSAGE THERAPY AND AESTHETICS
BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315
Manicures Pedicures Gel Nails Waxing
DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; www.phonefactory.ca YOU NEED! HOW can you make your phone ring and make some quick cash? Place your ad here . . . Phone 1-877-223-3311 O G
RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL â€˘ Heating â€˘ Ventilation â€˘ Air Conditioning Systems â€˘ Custom Metal Fabrication â€˘ Hearth Products PHONE: 403-783-7443 FAX: 403-783-7454 5210 - 50th Street Ponoka, AB 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Advertise your business in the Business Directory!
DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). TRUE ADVICE! True clarity! True Psychics! 1-877-342-3036 or 1-900-528-6258 or mobile #4486. (18+) $3.19/minute; www.truepsychics.ca
CLINKERS KENNELS * Quality Boarding for your dogs & cats *Proof of vaccinations and advance bookings required HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9 am - 12 Noon; 4 pm - 6 pm; Fri. 9 am - 12 Noon; 4 pm - 7 pm; Sat. 9 a.m. - 12 noon; Sun. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. & 4 - 7 p.m.
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8â€™ X 10â€™ mini storage units available for rent. Also RV storage. Secure compound. Call Keith at
First Call Towing
Attention: Farmers We can deal with your refrigeration problems quickly, efficiently and reasonably
Bay #6, 5103-48 Avenue, Ponoka with Tina Kobi Massage
BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS 4625-46 Street, Lacombe, south of Tim Hortonâ€™s. We buy for cash SALES WED. @6 pm. ANTIQUE SALE 1st SUN. OF THE MONTH AT 1 P.M. 403-782-5693 www.bigstrapperauctions.net
â€œWE ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOME NEW PATIENTSâ€?
HOME PHONE RECONNECT. Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Donâ€™t be without a home phone. Call to connect! 1-866-287-1348.
DR. STEVE CALDER BS C DDS
Box 1100 4905 50 St. Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0
Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990
Berni's and Appliance Service
INNISFAIL MEATS, 5107 - 47 Ave., Innisfail, Alberta, Tuesday, August 21, 10 a.m. 2007 Toyota 8FGU-25 Forklift, CP 48â€™ transport can, 40â€™ refrigerated dry van, motorized chain link gate, meat & food equipment, scales, office, protective wear, uniforms, shop equipment etc. 10% BP. See www.montgomeryauctions.com or call 1-800-371-6963 MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, August 25, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 200 guns - handguns, rifles, shotguns, miscellaneous. Call to consign 780-440-1860.
2007 DUAL TANDEM TAG ALONG, paver equip. traile r, p i n d l e h o o k , 3 0 â€™ flatdeck, 5â€™ beavertail, 9â€™ biAgricultural fold ramps, just had $3300 b r a k e j o b , $ 8 8 0 0 . C a l l #2000 - #2290 Farm Equipment ..............2010 780-982-9390 Red Deer
Misc. for Sale
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PLAYFUL,FAMILYRAISED F1-B Goldendoodle Puppies. Well socialized,paper trained and ready to go. 5 males.Vet-checked,shots, health guarantee.$800 403-505-6447 www.rdgoldendoodles.com
WESLO 25 TREADMILL Ph 403-783-4227
METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36â€? Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658 25x28 $5,295 30x40 $7,790 32x54 $10,600 40x58 $14,895 47x78 $19,838 One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca
K&K AUCTIONS PRESENTS AN ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE AUCTION Sunday, August 19, 2012, 10 a.m. at Bashaw Community Centre. Call Doug and Loraine 780-679-4142; www.globalauctionguide
Refrigeration Well Drilling
GUN AUCTION. August 18, 9 a.m. Private collection, firearms, militaria, ammo, weaponry and more! Unreserved! No buyers fee! Wainwright, Alberta Scribner Auction 780-842-5666. Details: www.scribnernet.com.
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