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Land rezoned for commercial development By Amelia Naismith Approximately seven acres, directly west of the St. Augustine school, is being rezoned from commercial expansion to highway commercial and, at a public hearing, community members made it clear they’re not happy retail may be developed on the land. Although no one who attended voiced an outright opposition to the project, many concerns were brought before

council and Robert Traylen, who attended the meeting on behalf the company buying the property from the Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association. The concern voiced most regularly was the safety risks that would come with developing retail units in an area with neighborhoods full of children on one side and St. Augustine School on the other. According to Jim Hamilton, owner of Hamilton’s IGA, based on the square footage of the proposed retail units

there could be 1,500 vehicles going through that retail area per day. “We have a young family and where our house is, is kind of on a corner of what is looking like a proposed access point,” said Lacey Elliott, who lives on a street neighboring the area. “The safety factor of having children moving about the residential area with the increased traffic is a concern for us.” Continued on page 10

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Marijuana, cash and knives found in vehicle By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye A motorist was charged with speeding and the unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon Sept. 14 at 11 p.m. The 19-year-old driver was southbound on Highway 2 when he was pulled over and an inspection of the vehicle found marijuana, $7,500 in cash and three throwing knives in the back seat. An 18-year-old passenger was also charged with possession of marijuana and possessing a licence issued

to someone else. No seat belt for child Ponoka RCMP charged a 30-yearold woman for having a child under 18 kilograms unsecured Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. after going through a fast food drive-thru window with her child in her lap. Squealing tires RCMP stopped the driver of a 1991 Chevy pickup after he squealed his tires pulling away at the four-way stop near 7-Eleven. The driver was unable to produce registration and

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was charged with having no insurance and no registration. Vandalism in Morningside Over the weekend of Sept. 12 culprits threw rocks and broke the windows of the Woodlands Adventist School in Morningside. Police are looking for suspects. Wet roads create unsafe conditions The driver of a 2009 Freightliner lost control of his semi Sept. 10 at 4:15 p.m. on Township Road 412 and Secondary Highway 815 after his truck drove over a large puddle on the road. The truck lost control and hit a post. The 60-year-old driver suffered minor injuries. Going the wrong way Police responded to a call of a single vehicle

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stuck Sept. 10 at 11 p.m. in the median of Highway 2 near Ponoka. The driver admitted to entering the highway in the wrong direction and he attempted to turn around but became stuck on a cement barricade. The 59-year-old man was charged with driving left of the yellow line on a divided highway. Lights out A vehicle driving with no lights on Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. was stopped on Highway 2 near Ponoka. A 20-year-old woman driver was charged with tail lamps not emitting light and a 22-year-old passenger was charged without wearing a seat belt. If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Airport lease rates increased, deficit continues By Amelia Naismith Town council has mentioned that if Ponoka’s industrial airport’s deficit doesn’t start to shrink there’s a possibility it could be closed or sold. For this year council decided to raise the Ponoka industrial airport lease rates by 10 per cent, effective Jan. 1. In 2011 the airport ran a deficit of $13,044, excluding amortization. The 2012 deficit is expected to be $14,463. The airport is renting 24 lots, which brings in revenue of $12,809 for 2012. According to Coun. Doug Gill, a 10-per-cent increase alone won’t be enough to reduce the deficit, and it will continue to grow. At the Sept. 11 meeting, council discussed other ways to create revenue from the airport. This included profits from gasoline. “We used to take away quite a profit from the gasoline,” said Mayor Larry Henkelman. A card or key system was discussed to regulate the gas so staff wouldn’t be needed for the job. Other ideas were a landing fee and an extra $10 per month per plane. “There is a fee for finance and general services under airport, effective Jan. 1, 2002, the following rates will apply for airport ground fee; $10 per month providing an aircraft is parked at the airport for more than 10 days each month. However, we cannot find when the town has ever received payment for any aircraft parked at the airport,” said Henkelman. Gill says if every plane paid an extra $10 per month the airport would generate an extra $4,000, approximately, including what’s generated with the 10-per-cent increase. However, council wanted to know who would collect that extra $10. “It can create a bureaucracy that can end up costing us more than the $10 is going to generate,” said Coun. Rick

Youth murdered, man charged RCMP have charged a Saddle Lake man in the death of a teen resulting from a Labour Day weekend fight. On Aug. 30, at approximately 11 p.m., Hobbema RCMP responded to a call at the Pigeon Lake Reserve near the summer village of Ma Me O Beach. They found 17-year-old Perry Johnson suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to hospital by EMS and died as a result of his injuries on Aug. 31. Investigation revealed the fatal injuries were sustained during a fight. Chris Norbert, 22, of the Saddle Lake First Nation, has been charged with second degree murder.

Bonnett. Prior to 2011, Ponoka County subsidized the deficit with the town in a 50/50 split. However, in March of 2011 the county withdrew its support, which created an annual shortfall of approximately $5,500. “There was quite a debate with respect to the removal of the trees,” said CAO Charlie Cutforth, referring to old trees that used to line the airport along Highway 2 that were removed by the town. ‘There was a dissatisfaction with the trees and that was part of it.” The County also used to have a councilor on the Airport Commission, which they no longer do. The Ponoka Flying Club was also under agreement with the town that they would help manage the airport. In 2011 they withdrew from their agreement, resulting in the town spending additional money to manage the airport. Mike Lewis, director of operations and property services, says the airport’s lighting system is also in need of upgrades. “Now, to get parts for any of this, they’re non-existent,” said Lewis. “Now, I think we should keep the lights going for as long as we can but these lights aren’t going to last forever. I don’t know how long the electrical department is going to be able to keep them on.” The airport commission requested town council raise the lease rate by only five per cent this year. “I have a little problem accepting the airport commission’s recommendation. I don’t think it’s right that they tell us how much we can increase the rates,” said Coun. John Jacobs. “The airport has a big deficit and it’s increasing.” When the county retracted their support in 2011, council said they CELEBRATING EXPERIENCE 50 YEARS TRAVEL THATOF TAKES YOU PLACES EXCELLENCE! EST.1961 1961 EST.

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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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PARKLAND REFORMED CHURCH South on 2A, West on Spruce Road 403-783-1888 Worship Service 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Rev. Mitch Ramkissoon www.parklandurc.org

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Being the “I” of the storm I love a good storm! I always have, even as a child. I love the power of wind and rain (as long as no one gets hurt). I love the roar of thunder and the crack and flash of lightning. Of course, I’ve never been inside a tornado; I’ve never been trapped in the full force of a cat- David Beaudoin egory 4 or 5 hurricane Seventh-day and I have never been Adventist Church pounded by hail stones the size of softballs, so I can say that. Storms are a part of life. The Pacific and Atlantic hurricane season is upon us right now. And if you have been watching the news, two typhoons hit China a few weeks ago, and typhoon Bolaven hit Japan last week causing a lot of damage. And there are other kinds of storms as well. There was a massive solar storm recently that created solar winds of one million km/h. Then there are sand storms, firestorms, snowstorms, light-

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upon us, we can take to heart these words: “God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” (Hebrews 13:5). The most destructive storm in the world is a hurricane. But right in the middle of all that destruction is the eye of the storm, where all is calm and peaceful. Jesus is the “I” of your storm. When you are confused, when we are scared, you can be assured that the “I” of the storm is right in the middle of it all, right there with you. You may think you are going through a storm right now — financial, loss of loved ones, fear of the future, marriage, friends, enemies — difficult, gut-wrenching circumstances. Maybe for you the clouds are gathering. You don’t have to understand why the storm is there. Our security is not in knowing all the ins and outs of why a storm happens; our security is in trusting God’s salvation. There are things in this life you and I will never understand. Job in the Bible went through his storm, and even though PONOKA RISING he didn’t understand it all, he could still say, SUN CLUBHOUSE “God gave and God took away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” Remember, right in the middle of whatever you are going through right now, is the “I” of For per month the storm. “Then they cry out to the Lord in We will pick up your paper, clean tins, their trouble, And He glass, No. 1-5 plastic and cardboard. brings them out of their We also pick up cardboard from local businesses. distresses. He calms the For more information on these programs please call storm, So that its waves are still. Then they are Weekdays glad...” (Psalm 107).

ing storms, hailstorms. And the next headline could be about an economic storm, or a storm of social unrest somewhere in the world. The Bible also talks about storms; storms of temptation that come into our lives and cause us to shake. There are storms that burst upon us because we step outside of God’s will, storms caused by disobedience to God. Jonah deliberately disobeyed God, and a storm came. And there are storms that can happen in our own families. Jesus said. “Do not think that I came to bring peace on Earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her motherin-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.” (Matthew 10:34-36). Storms will always be with us, and one thing we can learn from them is we are not alone. When a storm is

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Bylaw amended for Chain Lakes Special Area By Amelia Naismith Parcels of land within the classified Chain Lakes Special Area will be affected by a bylaw amendment. The bylaw now states lots other than yard sites will be eligible to be created with an area of at least four hectares, (10 acres), but on land which is traversed by ravines, creeks or other obstacles the minimum lot size may be reduced or increased so that the obstacles become the parcel boundaries. Ponoka County CAO Charlie Cutforth says the reduction in lots to 10 acres is the main issue and that some people oppose the reduction. In a previous public hearing it was brought forth that smaller acreages would mean more roads, people, and septic tanks.

Joanne McMillan, resident of the area, said with that kind of subdividing a possible 630 acreages could be created. With a concern about increased sewage generated she asked council to increase the acreage size. However Coun. Gordon Svenningsen supports the reduction, saying 10 acres is enough to handle any sewage system in the area. “I think we should just leave it at 10 and forget about it,” Coun. Gawney Hinkley added. He also supports the amendment whereby parcels can be made with natural boundaries. “If there’s a 20-acre natural split leave it be.” Other issues regarding Chain Lakes, acknowledged by the council, are the environmental issues. “That’s outside our jurisdiction and authority,” said Cutforth. “We all under-

stand the concerns and issues but we can only deal with what we have the authority to deal with.” Cutforth believes that this practice is standard based on other similar situations, such as Pine Lake. Pine Lake also has environmental problems and has a residential group that works with Fish and Wildlife and Sustainable Resources rather than Red Deer County, said Cutforth. Purchasing offer denied Ponoka County council denied a buyer’s offer to purchase a D7 Cat and scraper. The buyer offered $250,000 and a financial arrangement. The buyer would put $30,000 down and pay the rest in $10,000 deposits each month.

“My initial reaction was we are not in the finance business, nor have we ever been,” said Cutforth. Cutforth brought the offer to council, which decided the offer and financial arrangement weren’t in the county’s best interest. Grader orders placed Council has decided to order three graders for next year. Cutforth says the orders were placed Sept. 10 but the grader orders themselves will take six months. The order will cost approximately $1.2 million but can be cancelled at any time said Cutforth. According to Cutforth the cost of a grader is $300 less than last year.

County council waiting on structure plan By Amelia Naismith Two rezoning requests made to Ponoka County council have been postponed. Council decided to defer a decision on a rezoning application until an area structure plan is prepared for the land. Seventy-nine acres, sandwiched between the north border of Ponoka and an acreage development, is up to be rezoned from agricultural land to country residential, so it can support further subdivision in the future. Because the land has acreage development to the north and town borders adjacent to the south the Town of Ponoka has concerns about the application. Betty Jurykoski, planning and development officer for Ponoka, expressed the town’s support for the rezoning as well at its concerns.

“We, as a municipality, are concerned with access and how the access will affect our existing roads. We would have a dust factor with prevailing winds to the south that may impact adjacent residents to the south.” Jurykoski also expressed the concern of how the rezoning would tie into the northwest Storm Water Management Plan for overland drainage and the 2012 Master Servicing Study that identifies a future water distribution supply main line directly adjacent to the south boundary of the proposed rezone area. The town also wants more information about the rezoning and an area structure plan developed and submitted for review. Rezone area re-advertised Council is also re-advertising an enlarged subdivision proposal before making any decisions.

Originally the request was to subdivide approximately 14 acres but it was later increased to 50 because if the northern part of the parcel was sold there would be no access to the southern portion due to water. The request to subdivide the 50 acres across the southern portion of land was met with opposition from adjacent landowners. There is already another acreage on the land as well as a large house. Adjacent landowner Lex Kerkovius is not opposed to the extra acreage or the enlarged subdivision but he is concerned the 50 acres could be divided into several smaller parcels in the future, something neighbors are opposed to. “I am very opposed,” said neighbor Dean Levie. He feels there would be increase in noise, partying and erratic driving with the subdivision. County CAO Charlie Cutforth expressed Levie’s concerns as legitimate but also personal as a bus loop, but for several years, students have been and not directly relating to whether the land can be parking in the area. However, a natural underground spring has wrecked subdivided and changed havoc in the area and vehicles are continually getting from agricultural to counstuck. try residence. Jess said temporary solutions such as adding more gravel do not rectify the problem. “Cars get stuck there and the dirt and gravel that is tracked in takes the varnish off the floors. It has been an ongoing concern for years and years.” The issue was to be discussed at the board’s Sept. 18 meeting.

Board hesitant with costly project By Treena Mielke

The estimated $500,000 price tag needed to fix the parking lot at Ponoka Composite High School has caused Wolf Creek school trustees to rethink their earlier decision to go ahead with the project. At a recent meeting secretary-treasurer Joe Hendersen told the board tenders were expected Sept. 12 for the project that includes a waffle cone fill underneath the pavement. The board had, at its June meeting, given the go-ahead to call for tenders for the project. However, trustees are now voicing concern about the estimated cost of the project. “I’m not sure if it’s worth spending that much money on a parking lot when we are forcing elementary schools to do their own fundraising for playgrounds,” said trustee Bob Huff. Trustee Lorrie Jess A “No Kill” shelter for suggested developing and homeless dogs in Ponoka County expanding the parking lot is having its 4th Annual Fund & Donation Raiser. behind the school as an The shelter is in need of: option that may involve a Blankets Fleece if possible, Laundry Detergent, lesser cost, but Hendersen Dry Dog Food, Adult & Puppy Treats, Biscuits, Chewies, said the cost would be the same. Kennels & Crates. The board needs to Cash donations are needed for the spay and neutering revisit its decision to pave program & dogs requiring medical attention. the parking lot, Jess said after the meeting. If you can help with any of these items, please drop them “That’s a lot of money off Wednesday, Sept. 26/12 at the Ponoka Farmers’ Market and we are short money 9:00am - 1:00 pm. for the modernization Kennel staff will be present with information on adoptions. of Ponoka Comp and Diamond Willow. Those Be sure to modernizations have to be stop by and check For further info. or pick up of donations our priority.” out the SILENT She said the parking call Laurie at 403-304-9806 or 403-786-9987 AUCTION items! lot was previously used

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Opinion

The long view of former premier Peter Lougheed As a western Canadian who the prairies. It was Lougheed’s immigrated to Alberta from special talent to make progresBritish Columbia in 1978, it was sive political action something hard not to be impressed with most people could identify with the premier of our adopted provand support. ince. But there was more to the Premier Peter Lougheed’s Lougheed era than progresgovernment was already well sive policy. There was the established in the late 1970s, interesting combination of the having swept to power in 1971, premier’s folksiness (especially overturning an exhausted Social on camera for ‘family chat sesCredit party that had ruled the Guest Columnist sions’ with the electorate), and Mike Robinson his policy wonkism. Today I roost for some 36 years. Coming Troy Media from B.C., where Social Credit see elements of the Lougheed had also enjoyed a long run unstyle in Bill Clinton’s recent der premier ‘Wacky’ (WAC) Bennett, it was address to the Democratic National Convenobvious that the new conservatives were pro- tion in Charlotte, N.C. That address was just gressive and promoting change on a broad as masterfully scripted for the down home, front. As someone who had never voted small town audience in Arkansas, as it was conservative, it was an invitation to re-think for the Beltway political junkies in Washingpolitical affiliation. And provincially I did. ton D.C. Few politicians in my memory can In pretty short order, Alberta had a new speak as well to both groups as Clinton and Bill of Rights, a Heritage Fund, a major (and Lougheed. In fact, right now, I cannot think successful) fight with the Trudeau Liberals of any others. over the National Energy Policy, a successful At yet another level, Lougheed stands 1988 Winter Olympics bid, provincial gov- apart from the current political actors on the ernment involvement in regional airlines and Canadian stage. Simply put, he defined the technology development and broad invest- political ‘common touch.’ There are thouments in culture and the arts. From a B.C. sands of stories circulating in Alberta right perspective, it was possible to see elements now on this point. They are personally held of Dave Barrett’s (premier from 1972 to and personally told. I have one. 1975) progressive socialist thinking alive on Family friends Harold and Donna

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Millican celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the Priddis Community Hall in 2001. My wife and I attended with maybe 150 other friends and family members. Peter and Jeanne Lougheed were there, as long-time pals of Harold and Donna — in fact schoolmates in the early days. After the many speeches had been given, and the meal had been served by the community-based caterers, the guests began to leave the gravel parking lot for home. One by one the cars pulled out until the Millican’s, ours and one other car remained. I wondered who it was because no one else was in the hall. I quickly peeked into the kitchen, and there was Peter Lougheed and his wife helping to dry the dishes. Beyond an inherent progressivism, unaffected folksy charm, a sharp legal appreciation of fact, detail and nuance, and a mastery of the common touch, Lougheed’s contributions to Alberta and Canada continue long after he left political life in 1985. His recent public commentary on the importance of Albertans receiving a fair royalty for the resources that they own, and the need to consider slowing down the pace of oilsands development are cases in point. These comments, offered to the media in the post-Klein era, sharply countered a reckless desire to develop quickly a resource that promised long-term economic stability to Alberta if

stewarded responsibly. His stance on royalties served to remind us all just who owned the resource in the first place. Albertans, not corporate Canada and America. This long-term stewardship approach to public assets underpinned what is arguably the Lougheed era’s greatest policy achievement — the Alberta Heritage Fund. The Heritage Fund still stands today as a noble principle, even though its subsequent trashing for short-term cash needs has humbled its impact. Its diminished balance is an affront to those who favour sustainable long-term gains over profligate current account spending. While Peter Lougheed’s continuing influence on Canadian affairs is today obvious, his real gift to our common future is the intelligent political expression of the long view. In the world of the ‘Stephen Harper Government,’ short-term expediency is everything. A political legacy in today’s Canada might be defined as how the polls say you are doing next week. We live in a world tied up with arguments about political means, when sustainable ends are all that really matters. This understanding is Peter Lougheed’s enduring legacy. Mike Robinson has lived half of his life in Alberta and half in B.C. In Calgary he worked for eight years in the oil patch, 14 in academia, and eight years as a cultural CEO.

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Rural mailboxes vandalized Dear Editor: Here we go again. I live in Ponoka County so I get my mail at the green boxes at the end of our road. I went down to pick up my mail Sept. 17 and what do you suppose I found? Somebody, somebody’s kids, maybe your kids, have again vandalized our mailboxes by pushing them over, likely sometime on the weekend. This is not the first time this has happened and whoever is responsible (I don’t know if it is the same offender or offenders) is not picky about what time of year, as I have seen them down in the winter also. Not only is this behaviour an inconvenience to those of us who receive our mail in the country, it is most likely illegal, (but really, what are the chances of catching the culprits on our road in the dark after the have been on our road drinking and partying?) Beyond that, it is dangerous as

well. Many people who pick up their mail in these boxes, whether it be in our area or some other area in the county, are probably seniors and would probably find it difficult to access their boxes when they are lying on the ground, and could be easily injured trying to reach in an unfamiliar way. The mail delivery person must also be considered because when they arrive to do their jobs, especially in the winter months. They can’t be expected to climb all over these boxes back to deliver the mail. I don’t think they are required to try to put the boxes back in the correct position on their own. So, does this mean that when they find these boxes in this condition, they are not obligated to deliver the mail until the boxes are upright again? Well, there is another inconvenience for me in possibly not getting my mail when I expected to. Lois Stang

Councilor apologizes Dear Editor: In regards to my comments in last week’s Ponoka News, I feel I need to apologize for what I said. When I was seeking election to town council I quoted Paul Bryant, who said, “When you make a mistake there are only three things you should ever do about it: Admit it, Learn from it, and Never make it

again.” I have made a mistake and I am ashamed of myself. I had no right to implicate one specific group for the problems in our health care system. I spoke without thinking. I am sorry. Going forward I can only hope to improve and learn from my mistakes. Loanna Gulka

NOTICE

SMOKE TESTING SEWER LINES Your town is conducting a smoke test of its sanitary sewer system. Work crews will be in your area starting September 24, 2012. A “SMOKE TEST” survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in our sewer system. The smoke you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is NONTOXIC, NONSTAINING, HAS NO ODOR, WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Rink Attendant (PT/Seasonal): For the upcoming 2012-13 ice skating season at the Arena Complex. Hours of work will be primarily evenings and weekends. For more details on this position, contact 403-783-0118. Application forms are available at www.ponoka.ca. Submit your application to the Town Office at 510248 Avenue during regular office hours of 9:00am-4:30pm or email HR@ponoka. org. Lifeguards – The Ponoka Aquaplex is now hiring. Please apply at the Aquaplex.

Do Not Burn Your Compostable Yard Refuse The Fire Department would like to remind residents that burning of leaves, grass clippings, garden refuse, etc. is not permitted in the Town. Compostables can be taken to the Transfer Station free of charge. Thank you for your cooperation.

Waste Transfer Station Hours Tuesday through Saturday – 10 am to 6 pm There is a minimum tipping fee of $7.50 per visit. There is no charge for compostable materials or tires. ** $20 charge for unsecured loads – effective Sept. 1, 2010** Call 403-783-8328 for more information.

EVENTS AND RECREATION Story Time Ponoka Jubilee Library would like to invite children ages 2-6, and their parents, to attend Story Time. Starting Monday September 10th, come in twice weekly to hear stories, make crafts, and play games. Programs run Monday at 2:00 pm and Friday at 11:00 am. No registration or payment required.

Fall Cleanup Week Begins-October 9, 2012. Town staff will pick up compostable items and tree branches free of charge. The items for pickup must be placed next to your garbage receptacle for pickup no later than October 9th. Regulations when putting out your yard waste for pickup are: Do not bag leaves; Branches no longer than 1.5 metres (5 ft.) in length; and absolutely no pet excrement.

Aquaplex Update: Fall Swim Lesson Schedule now available at www.ponoka.ca Aquaplex annual maintenance shutdown: September 3rd - 23rd. The office will be closed for these three weeks please call during office hours for Tennis and Racquetball bookings and your call will be returned.

PUBLIC SKATING: Monday-Friday: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (Friday schedule may change due to rentals & maintenance)

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Next Town Council Meeting Monday, September 24 @ 7pm **Please Note Change in Date ** Following meetings will remain on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month Check out our website @ www.ponoka.ca for copy of the agenda.

It is advisable for the home owner to pour a gallon of water into each floor drain prior to our testing. If smoke enters your home there is good reason to assume that dangerous sewer gases may also be entering your home or business. You should EVACUATE immediate and notify our work crews. If you are not home and discover smoke when you return, please call us at 403-783-0528.

Property owners, tenants, or lessees are responsible for landscaping, mowing, cleaning and weed control from the property line to the concrete work or edge of the roadway for all boulevard areas adjacent to their property.

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Fox seeks to represent constituents and their needs

Rod Fox MLA Lacombe-Ponoka

Summer is almost over and it has been an extremely busy one. It has been my pleasure to attend many events throughout the constituency during August. Some of the local events include the Ellis Bird Farm Anniversary, the Alix Aloha festivities, the Alix Wagon Wheel Museum recognition ceremonies, and several back to school celebrations in the constituency. August also featured a tour of the facilities at the Joffre site. It was my pleasure to accompany Danielle Smith, leader of the Opposition, on this informative tour. Another tour that I was pleased to attend was the Lacombe County Ag Tour. It is

exceptionally important to go out and see, firsthand these are the backbones of industry in the area. We appreciate their current and ongoing concerns. Several issues were raised within the constituency this month as well. I was happy to attend the meeting of parents and concerned citizens of the Iron Wolf area in Lacombe about busing and the costs incurred. As we move into the fall sitting of the Legislature, I will be making a concerted effort to bring about change in the regulations regarding the 2.4-km busing regulations. Secondary Highway 597 was also brought to light and as your MLA, I will be pressuring

the highways department to quickly rectify the problem that has been plaguing residents for an extended period of time. A couple of congratulations this month also — one to the LAPA on the grand re-opening of the athletic park and the installation of the artificial turf. Also, congratulations to Mandeja Sargent of Alix who was one of the finalists in the UFA Small Town Heroes contest. I will be attending and supporting the second annual Bionic Golf Tournament in support of organ transplant research . As we go in to the fall months, I will be preparing to voice the concerns of this constituency in the fall sitting of the Legislature that opens Oct. 23. This will be the first full session since the election and it will be a challenging task to keep the interests of the residents of Lacombe-Ponoka constituency at the forefront and to generate change . To contact me please phone 403-782-7725 or contact my office located at #101 4892 46 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 2B4 or email: Lacombe.ponoka@assembly.ab.ca

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On the 10th of September I attended a forum on F.A.S.D.(Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) in Red Deer. F.A.S.D. is a disorder that occurs when consuming alcohol during pregnancy. Consuming alcohol during this critical time causes dramatic neurological damage to the brain of the fetus and results in significant cognitive problems for the child that are lifelong. A person with F.A.S.D. will require lifelong support from social agencies because of cognitive problems that affect impulse control, concentration and social relationships. From information shared at this forum, I learnt that there are 36,000 persons diagnosed with this problem in Alberta. Estimates of inmates with F.A.S.D. the Canadian Justice suggest numbers are in excess of 50%. Not much has been known about this disorder until quite recently but for the last few decade more and more information has available about this condition There are a significant number of repeat offenders in the justice system and I believe F.A.S.D. is an important contributing factor. The diagnosis of F.A.S.D. is based on specific criterion, that have been refined in the last 20 years, and is based on brain scans that have detected significant neurological abnormalities in people with the disorder. Because of the lifelong impact of the disorder, the Alberta government has created 24 clinics province wide to assess people affected by this condition and developed an awareness campaign for women in their child bearing years. This is important information for communities, families and prospective employers. Information like this can prevent the disorder form occurring and can help smooth the work environment for people who struggle with this disorder. Having patience with an employee struggling to learn some of the details of their job or periodically loosing concentration, might ensure over the long term a dependable, loyal and satisfying employee, who is proud of their work. For more information call Central Alberta FASD Network. COORDINATOR: Betty Lou Benson I 403.309. 5650 I fasdnetwork@shawbiz.ca. George Jason


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It was a great day that I will never forget Throughout our lives we will all gather many memories, most of which we will never forget, along with a few that we might not want to remember? For yours truly, the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 1 will always have a special place in my heart, thanks to my mischievous but precious family. It all started out as a cool windy morning, during which Joyce and I headed to Ponoka to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of our brother and sister in law, Dale and Linda Widdifield. After renewing their wedding vows in front of family, everyone enjoyed a relaxed and fun session of photos, refreshments, and great chatter and reminiscing. We were all really looking forward to my favourite supper of ham and scalloped potatoes when my dear wife quietly informed me that she wasn’t feeling well and would like to go home. Being the good and only occasionally grumpy hubby that I am, I responded quickly, grabbing a couple of cookies, saying our goodbyes and then hitting the road. After just a few miles my best lady suddenly experienced somewhat of a miraculous recovery, suggesting that since we were all dressed up, we should go out for a romantic supper. Of course when it comes to the mention of food, I instantly agreed, but since it was only 4 p.m., she decided we should stop and stroll through the nice park down at the Lacombe Experimental Station. With me driving and her navigating, we drove

down the tree lined roads and trails, when suddenly she uttered, “Turn here!” After stopping and looking down the road I spied a bunch of people gathered there and quite firmly stressed I was not going there because we would be Mike Rainone disturbing a wedding or Hammertime some other function. After my very determined wife insisted I go there, I reluctantly ventured on, then suddenly recognized my 6-foot-plus son-in-law, Roger, and son, Kevin, after which a huge smile appeared on the face of my sneaky but well-organized spouse. To my total shock I watched our entire family of four children (Michelle, Shauna, Kevin and Andrew) and their significant others (Rob, Tracey and Roger), as well as our four grandchildren (Jonathon, Caitlin, Jude and Pierce) come wandering out from behind the trees to greet us. Through all kinds of hugs and a few tears from yours truly, I realized they had completely pulled the wool over my eyes as they planned this pre-birthday surprise party. Needless to say it was all quite overwhelming for this old fart but I settled down and we took a whole bunch of pictures of our entire

Cigarettes are a “cool” friend worth losing I’ve had a friend for years and years who seems to drift in and out of my life with maddening regularity. Sometimes I want to be close, other times not so much, but this friend is always there, always available, always comforting and always, weirdly enough, on the same wave length with me. And all I need to connect with this friend is a lighter or at the very least, a pack of matches. Cigarettes. My friend, my buddy, my bad choice of comfort. “No. 7 regular, please.” That would be me. Buying one more pack. Again. Actually, I had never heard of anyone referring to cigarettes as a friend until the other day when I admitted I had quit. Again. “So, you must be going through a grieving process,” this person said. “It’s kind of like losing your best friend.” I have lost car keys and wallets and phone numbers. I have lost my way, and I have lost people I cared about deeply. But, I never, ever thought giving up smoking was like losing a friend or an object. But, actually it is. For years and years I told everyone that I could take or leave smoking. I was the control freak, here. I could decide. I’m not sure when the rules changed and I became the servant and my cigarettes just laughed at me and went up to about a million dollars a packet. But, they did. And still I bought them. I was introduced to cigarettes and lipstick when I was about 13 by my brother’s girlfriend, who was 19 and much cooler than me so I accepted both the gifts that came with the “grown up label” attached without question. In those days rolled up blue jeans, penny loafers, bobby pins, record players and drive-in movies were in. So were cigarettes. It seemed we smoked everywhere, except, of course, in front of our parents, which was not allowed then and, to my knowledge, is not allowed now. Except, of course, in my case, where the reverse is true. I would be severely chastised if I even entertained the thought of lighting up in front of my children whom I swear have a sense of smell keener than a police dog sniffing out drugs. Things were different when I was young and knew everything. Smokers were accepted. And when they lit up, they didn’t get the look — you know the look of pure disdain

like they have two heads and are also weird in other ways, that they get today. Smokers were allowed into bars and restaurants and offices and even people’s homes. Smokers, heaven forbid, even smoked in front of children, sometimes even their own. Treena Mielke But, that was then and On The Other Side this is now. Now, baby boomers such as I have had to admit smoking is a dirty, filthy habit and hanging is really too good for any of us who dare to indulge in it. And if we cannot convince ourselves that we are guilty as charged, all we need to do is check out the graphic pictures on the cigarette packages. Try and have a cigarette with a clear conscience after that. It’s not easy, but, unfortunately, it can be done. Ask me. I know. But, I have quit again. This time for good. Well, at least for today!

family, which hadn’t been all together like this for 12 years. Later, we all enjoyed a great supper together, during which I was pampered as always with gifts and goofy questions, then we all spent a great evening at Rob and Michelle’s home in Ponoka doing lots of reminiscing and munching. Needless to say it will always be one of those special days I will never forget and I cannot express enough thanks to my family and friends for sharing this occasion with me. Then, to top it all off, when I was asked where I would like to be on my 70th birthday, I answered like so many others have done: “In Disneyland!” Tired but happy, my wife and I have just returned from a hot but wonderful week with Mickey and Minnie and all the gang at the happiest place on earth, where my big day (Sept. 11) zoomed by with us acting like a couple of young kids until way past 9 p.m. Through it all I cannot express the importance for all of us to always treasure the ongoing love, support, sharing, and caring of close family and friends. I will always cherish the memories and in the meantime will strive to stay active at a slightly slower pace, to always

enjoy the company of others, and to keep on writing about community and good times. How about a few paraprosdokians? (Figures of speech with a surprise or humorous ending) • Where there’s a will, I want to be in it. • If I always agreed with you, we might both be wrong. • We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public. • A clear conscience is usually a sign of a fuzzy memory. • I used to be indecisive but now I’m not too sure, • Money can’t buy happiness but it sure makes misery much easier to live with. • Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. • We are never too old to learn something stupid. • War does not determine who is right —only who is left. • They always begin the news with “good evening,” and then proceed to tell us what isn’t so good. Don’t dig out those winter woollies yet; give Indian summer a chance, and have a great week, all of you!

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Rezoning project causes school safety concerns Continued from page 1 Although it was identified on the concept map, council was opposed to the idea of access running through residential areas. “I can’t agree with you more that there’s no way we want to have to have people running through that residential development. That just does not make sense,” said Coun. Rick Bonnett. “My feeling is on this development, or any development, I don’t think there should be any residential access, with the exception you may want pedestrian access,” said Coun. John Jacobs. Rob Taylor, who lives in the area, is concerned a residential access, as well as the entire project, could increase his property taxes and decrease property values. “If I got 1,000 vehicles going through my road every day who’s going to want to move there? I know it wouldn’t be me. Yes, I want Ponoka to grow but I mean you’ve got to look at some of these things here too.” Curt Baron, principal of St. Augustine, is also concerned about the road running in front of the school being used as an access. “We have a lot of buses going through there every day, lots of kids.” Five hundred and sixty students and 60 staff members attend St. Augustine. Fourteen Wolf Creek buses drop students off in the morning and in the afternoon six Wolf Creek and four Hobbema buses pick students up. In an earlier concept plan there was direct access from Highway 53. However, Alberta Transportation denied direct access from the highway. Betty Jurykoski, planning and development officer for Ponoka, shared a statement from Alberta Transportation: “with reference to the above (the rezoning project) we have no objection to rezoning the above property from commercial expansion to highway commercial. No access from the highway will be permitted once development of this space takes place.” Continued on page 11

The proposed, but not finalized, concept plan for the rezoned land west of St. Augustine School.

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Councilors advocate citizens’ zoning concerns Continued from page 10 Jurykoski believes the remaining access on the southwest access that leads to Highway 53 will be eliminated. Alberta Transportation also said all ac-

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cess shall come from local roads, which are any surrounding roads. Resident Don Letwinetz asked if residents could lobby the government for direct access from the highway. According to Jurykoski the government has already been lobbied and access was denied. “Some of the entrances will basically be based on the Alberta government Department of Highways. The Town of Ponoka has no say on the entrances to Highway 53,” said Mayor Larry Henkelman. Henkelman said in a few weeks there is a meeting scheduled with Alberta Transportation and access is an issue that may be discussed. Jurykoski said even without access from Highway 53 there is still a lot of potential access.

She said they may not all be appropriate but they’re still there. “We also have complete control of the traffic. So that’s the one important thing to remember.” Jurykoski believes there is potential to lobby Alberta Transportation to widen the west side of 45th Avenue Crescent. Bonnett also wants to lobby for traffic lights to be installed. Jacobs said council should wait until Alberta Transportation feels lights are needed, based on traffic counts, so they have to pay, rather than council. Baron is concerned widening 45th Avenue Crescent will negatively affect the school. “That roadway there, at this point, is our student parking. Again our high school is growing quickly. I can see in the future there will be more and more students bringing their vehicles. I get that we widen the road and take away that parking. I don’t know where those students are going to park except in that student parking lot.” There was also concern for emergency vehicle access points as well as fire safety concerns regarding distances between the retail units and residential areas. “That’s a very valid concern. We are again in a two-phase situation. We are changing land use then we will address the development that is being placed upon the land and address access, safety measures, and there would obviously be input from the various departments. That is obviously something the town is deeply concerned about as well; is the safety of its residents and the proximity to the residents’ homes,” said Jurykoski. Taylor was also concerned where visiting trailers would park during Stampede Week. He does not want them parked in residential areas and believes that could also hurt property values. “Children keep coming up in this discussion, property values, families, not to mention there’s got to be other areas we could maybe look at. I’m not opposed to bringing new business to Ponoka but I look around and I see all kinds of vacant retail buildings . . . Maybe we need to rezone it something else, like a park,” said Elliot. However, Jacobs explained the land is private property and has been zoned commercial since 1997. The only other option would be to develop it as an industrial. “We keep bringing up what our property values are going to be worth but what are our property values going to be worth if we don’t get some growth and retail action here?” said Bonnett. Bonnett said the project should be mitigated, not denied, and that it may not be the ideal location but if the school wanted the land or if someone wanted to build a park they would have purchased the land. “I don’t hear a lot of no, no, no but at the same time I’m hearing it would be great if it was over there. Not in my backyard, right? We got NIMBY going, right?,” Bonnett asked. Baron is also apprehensive about what would be going into the retail units once the land is developed. “What goes there has to meet the zoning. Not any kind of business can go there,” said Jacobs. According to Jurykoski, the Municipal Government Act will give the town the authority and discretion to approve development permits with or without conditions. Even with the town’s discretion, Taylor is worried once the community gives its approval for the project would the lines of communication between the developers and the council, and the community close and would their concerns still be valid. “Am I going to get stabbed in the back two years from now?” Under the Municipal Government Act residents affected by development permits are able to bring their concerns forward, said Jurykoski. However, community members didn’t just have concerns about the project, suggestions were also given. “As residents of the affected rezoning area we

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support the rezoning change, realizing the benefits it will bring to the community. At the same time, to maintain the pleasant, quiet character of our neighborhood other residents and I would like to make these suggestions,” said Letwinetz. Letwinetz brought three suggestions to council: - To maintain privacy of residents an upgraded, a solid fence be built between the residence areas and the proposed rezone area, continuing southwest beside 47th Avenue Crescent. - For beautification purposes, a green space and/or trees be planted in the rezone area along the fence. In the summer the trees could also act as a noise buffer. - That 47th Avenue Crescent be closed on the south end and become a no exit route except for emergency vehicles so only residence and residence guests will be using the road and those visiting the retail units will be kept separate. Traylen said that having a high, upgraded, solid fence would also provide trespassers with more places to hide. Letwinetz also brought 45 to 50 signatures with him but assured council it wasn’t a petition; it was just other residents of the area who agreed with the suggestions. “These are suggestions we would really like the council to take to heart.” Jacobs was supportive of Letwinetz suggestions, especially the fence. “If this gets zoned to commercial and we agree to a fence and we agree to trees and then the person may start building in one year from now or 25 years from now how do we ensure that fence goes in?,” said Jacobs. “How do we know that a future council and a future administration 20 years from now or five years from now will remember this conversation and this agreement? Because I will support this as long as a fence goes up there.” Coun. Loanna Gulka also wanted assurance once the land begins to be developed the residents are kept updated. “In this situation, where there is a lot of concern. I think it’s fair to the residents; you should be kept in the loop. I see no reason not to circulate the development permit with the conditions that become public information,” said Jurykoski. Council was assured detailed minutes were being kept. “If the development permit doesn’t go ahead having it stuck in a file that the citizens brought these concerns, in 10 years, if that’s when it happens, I won’t believe will be found. So if I could ask that if this development there is a caveat put on that states the town has to look at the minutes,” said Hamilton. But, according to Jurykoski a municipality can only legally attach caveats in certain situations but a notification can be attached to the legal land file at town hall. She said if development was delayed or abandoned it would be the file she would go to first, for procedural reasons. Since the rezone application was approved Jurykoski says the company’s next step is a development application, which hasn’t been produced. “The next step is when they want to proceed, how they want to proceed, and what they want to proceed.”


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Here to Serve Our Farmers Harvest one of the busiest times for farmers By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Harvest is in full swing and combines can be seen late in the day gathering grains from mature crops. It is probably one of the most labour intensive periods on a farm and families generally work together to get the job done. There are many steps to producing a strong yield. From monitoring the commodities market before planting to conducting regular field walk inspections to ensure no pests have decided to call a particular piece of land home. Dan Lea, owner/operator of Ponoka Fertilizer, feels harvest starts with commodity prices. Market information generally helps a farmer decide what crop to plant for the season. Seeding the product, whether canola, barley, or hay depends on spring thaw. “Seeding came at a really good time,” stated Lea. The trouble certain areas faced this year was too much water at the beginning of the season, which can have a negative effect on a young root system. A new root needs “stress” to give it a chance to draw from a larger area as the season continues, explained Lea. Another issue this year was the plant disease Aster Yellows. “We haven’t seen this problem since 1957.” It comes from an aster leafhopper usually because of a hot and dry period in the United States, and then migrates north with the wind. “It has affected crop yield all over the prairies,” he explained. Partly because of the Aster Yellows, Lea estimated crop yields to be down 10 to 30 per cent in different areas. “That’s a significant drop.” Shayne Steffen, county manager of agricultural services, said it has been a fairly significant hit for farmers. “There weren’t too many fields that didn’t have it.” When dealing with canola, Steffen suggests farmers stick with proper crop rotations to decrease the chance of disease such as clubroot. “We’re trying to minimize the spread, it kind of makes us the bad guys,” he explained. He advises pressure-washing equipment between fields to try and keep the possible spread of infection down. Continued on page 16

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Canadians positive about ag Canadians continue to have an increasingly positive impression of Canadian agriculture, with 88 per cent of those polled ranking it positive or neutral, up from 81 per cent in 2009 and 75 per cent in 2006. That’s one of the key findings from the new 2012 Farm and Food Care Canadian Attitudes Study towards Food and Farming study. “Our research shows that although food and farming isn’t a top of mind issue for most Canadians, most have an overall positive impression of our food, how it’s grown and the people who produce it,” says Crystal Mackay, executive director of Farm and Food Care. “Canadians ranked farmers as warmly and favourably as their own family and friends, just slightly above doctors and other medical professionals.” This year’s research, which builds on previous studies dating back to 2001, was expanded to include gathering public opinion on the five pillars of sustainable food: food safety, environment, farm animal health and welfare, human health and economics/food affordability. Canadians feel they are generally better informed about food and farming

than they were even three years ago, and more than half of them are interested in learning more. Approximately 70 per cent of Canadians have visited a farm at least once before. Other findings demonstrate that Canadians are concerned about rising costs — including the cost of food — and many try to buy local by purchasing Canadian food products when possible. “This tracking research goes a long way in helping farmers and people in the agri-food business to understand what Canadians believe, both today and in monitoring trends over time, as they relate to the importance of agriculture, interest and what people would like to know more about how their food is produced,” said Mackay. Surveys were conducted online using Ipsos Reid’s I-Say Online Household Panel in mid-August among 1229 Canadian adults that had no household connection to agriculture. Investment in this project has been provided by several agri-food industry partners and by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). In Ontario, this program is delivered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council.

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prove your riding. 4-H is a great way to meet new people, hang out with friends and have new learning experiences with your horse. Come to our table to meet us and see what 4-H is about at the Canadian Warmblood Show at the ag event centre Sept. 22 and 23. We hope to see you there!

Seating ordered for Ag Centre By Amelia Naismith In six months the Ponoka Ag Event Centre will gain 562 retractable, permanent seats. Ponoka County CAO Charlie Cutforth said the project will cost approximately $500 per seat, and is being paid for with funds raised by the Ponoka Ag Event Centre Society. The seating units will fold up against the north wall of the building, on the cement pad. General manager Chas Lambert said 19 feet will be lost width-wise from the wall. A 16-foot deck, which Lambert hopes will be wheelchair accessible, will sit above the seating. “We’re hoping both will be wheelchair accessible but the seats definitely will be.” “I think the benefits are we’ll have better useable seats. It’s raised seating so the folks will be able to see above the boards we have there now,” Lambert said. Even if the project takes longer than the estimated six months, Lambert says it won’t affect the events held at the centre. “They won’t have to be on the dirt part for installation.”

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Farmers advised to inspect crops Continued from page 12 Information on a clubroot management plan can be found on the Alberta Agriculture website at http://www. agric.gov.ab.ca/. “What they say is spores will stay in the soil for 17 to 20 years,” said Steffen. The challenge farmers face is maximizing their yield, but if they do not follow a crop rotation practice there could be a negative effect over the long term. Some farmers in Leduc last year had 100 per cent yield loss because of clubroot, explained Steffen. “It pays to do crop rotation, that’s for any crop, not just canola.” He also advises farmers inspect crops to ensure there are no issues in a certain field, if so, he suggests they harvest that specific area last so they can clean equipment when they are done. Farmer Joe Reid won’t know what his harvest has Money for history: The Ponoka Farmer’s Market organizers presented a $500 cheque to the Seafield Social Workers brought until it is complete. “I don’t think they’re too bad. recently. Pictured are Donna Merrill and Rose Ryan for the market, Isabel Gette and Maria Remyn for the social workers, It’s hard to judge until you get everything in the bin.” Ken Merrill for the market, Pat Zukowski and Helen Hagemann for the social workers and Violet Smith for the market. He faces challenges in each field, with some crops bePhoto by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye ing flattened or a little bit of leaf disease from a wet spring. During harvest, Reid, his father and an assistant, the day starts with fueling up and greasing equipment. As the dew lifts they begin to combine the land until approximately 9 p.m. “It depends on the weather. In the evening a breeze helps keep dust and moisture off,” he explained. After his other crops are harvested, he hopes to take care of his canola. “I have to wait Late summer and early fall is the time when for it to cure out and have no more green seeds, hopefully.” many rodent species are on the move in search of Once complete, he intends to pick his bales, do some cultivating, plowing and harrowwinter quarters and new territory. It is also when Aling to prepare for next year. berta Agriculture and Rural Development receives “The more you get done now the less you have to do in the spring,” he said.

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Norway rat droppings are unique. They are best described as the size and shape of a black olive pit or “cold medicine capsule” (one-half to three-quarters of an inch inch), shiny black in colour and blunt at both ends. Numerous droppings are usually seen near their habitat and feeding areas. Since 1950, Alberta Agriculture has supervised and co-ordinated a rural-based Norway rat control program that has essentially kept the province ratfree. Success is achieved by eliminating invading rats within a control zone 600 km long and 30 km wide along the eastern border of the province and with the assistance of appointed pest control officers within each municipality to follow-up on suspect sightings. A systematic detection and eradication system is used throughout the zone to keep rat infestations to a minimum. “The most important steps to take in reporting a suspicious rodent is to contact an Alberta Agriculture office as soon as possible and, where applicable, preserve as much evidence, such as animal remains, as possible,” says Merrill. To report a suspicious Norway rat habitat or sighting in Alberta, call the ag fieldman at the Ponoka County office, municipal bylaw officer or report the sighting to Alberta Agriculture by calling 310-FARM (3276).

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Farm workers need protection Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, has urged Premier Alison Redford to remain steadfast in her commitment to protect farm workers under provincial health and safety legislation. “I commend you for declaring your intention during your campaign for leadership of the Progressive Conservative party that, as premier, you would protect farm workers by including them in our province’s health and safety legislation,” writes McGowan. “I hope, as I know the families of farm workers killed on the job hope, that you remain dedicated to this objective.” McGowan’s letter was prompted by a leaked draft report from the Farm Safety Advisory Council that recommended farm workers remain excluded from the provinces health and safety legislation. McGowan points out that unlike other Alberta

workers, farm workers are completely exempt from the Labour Relations Code, mandatory Workers Compensation Board coverage, most provisions in the Employment Standards Code, and are covered only by Occupational Health and Safety Act in mushroom factories, greenhouses, nurseries and sod farms — all other farm workers are excluded, including those working in hog barns, feed lots, and other large operations. “Maintaining the status quo with respect to farm safety is simply not good enough,” writes McGowan. “As the number of farms in Alberta declines – both family farms and corporate farms – farm fatalities remain stubbornly high, meaning farming is more dangerous now than it has been in recent memory. “I fear that the continued exclusion of farm workers from Alberta’s health and safety laws will allow this woeful and tragic trend to continue.”

Time for herbicide application? Submitted by BASF Canada With a record number of canola acres planted across the Prairies, growers have had to tread carefully after a wet start to the season. According to Statistics Canada, growers planted more than 21 million acres of canola across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta in 2012, up significantly from 2011’s 18.65 million. Early rain this year resulted in a delayed herbicide application and some producers found themselves faced with the difficult decision of spraying later in the application window. Now, with harvest underway — finished in some regions — and growers turning their minds to next season’s seed selection, the herbicide application window for next year is an important consideration. “Early application is certainly optimal,” says Joel Johnson, brand manager for Western Herbicides with BASF Canada. “A late application can have a negative impact on yield by causing early flowers to abort and reducing the herbicide’s effectiveness. Advanced weed staging or the presence of a crop canopy can prevent that chemistry from doing its job.” In some cases, particularly where weeds are small and the canola crop is healthy, growers may be able to miss an application without risking significant yield losses. There may, however, be circumstances in which a later-staged herbicide application is necessary. “If weeds are ahead of the canola crop, or if a grower has a large weed population and the crop canopy hasn’t closed, there may still be some benefit to later spraying where weather has delayed a more timely application,”

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Johnson says. “This isn’t ideal, but in difficult circumstances growers will need to balance the potential risks and benefits.” Choosing a canola system with a wider application window can help growers avoid these difficult decisions. The Clearfield Production System for canola combines herbicide-tolerant, high-yielding seed varieties with Making hay: Farmers are reminded to use safe work practices as they corresponding herbicides from BASF Canada. Odyssey conduct this fall’s harvest. DLX, Tensile, and Ares are registered for use with Clearfield canola. Acres can be sprayed up to the seven-leaf stage, while the other Clearfield herbicide Agriculture ministers from across Canada focus on programs that enhance research and innooptions may be applied up agreed in principle to a new five-year Growing vation, competitiveness and market development, to the six-leaf stage. This Forward policy framework at their annual meeting which are important priorities for our producers increased flexibility helps and essential to the long-term success of the into ensure effective herbi- in Whitehorse recently. “The new Growing Forward framework will dustry.” cide applications can be Ministers were told by stakelholders over the made despite cooler tem- support on-going development and stability in Alperatures, rain or other berta’s agriculture sector over the next five years,” summer that they want investment in strategic environmental conditions. said Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development programs such as research and innovation, envi“There are many vari- Minister Verlyn Olson. “The reality of the current ronmental stewardship, food safety, biosecurity, ables that can set back federal budget is that it includes a $252.9-million business management, market development, traceherbicide application,” reduction in agriculture spending over the next ability, livestock welfare, energy efficiency and says Johnson. “Cool three years for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. water management. temperatures may mean Olson said existing AgriInsurance programs “As a result, there are some modifications to weeds are slow to ger- AgriStability and AgriInvest. However, Alberta will remain unchanged under the new framework. minate, or wet weather producers will continue to have access to a strong In addition, federal-provincial-territorial governmight delay spraying until and effective suite of business risk management ments have committed to developing additional the crop has grown out of programs. The changes allow for an increased insurance options that will work for all producers. its window.

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SLAUGHTER CATTLE D1 - D2 cows D3 - D4 cows Holstein cows Heiferettes Bologna Bulls Feeder bulls

72.00-77.00 62.00-71.00 60.00-72.00 70.00-85.00 85.00-96.00 85.00-90.00

Good Bred Cows 1100.00-1300.00 Older Bred Cows NONE Good Bred Heifers: NONE Cow/calf pairs (younger) 1400.00-1650.00 Cow/Calf pairs (older) 1100.00-1350.00

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118.00-124.00 123.00-131.00 130.00-138.00 137.00-148.00 143.00-152.00 150.00-162.00 170.00-190.00 175.00-195.00

Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers

107.00-118.00 115.00-124.00 122.00-131.00 128.00-136.00 128.00-137.00 132.00-142.00 140.00-165.00 145.00-170.00

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up to 145.00 95.00-105.00 20.00-170.00 180.00-220.00 1.75-6.50 none NONE

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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Reflections of Ponoka We should enjoy the glorious month of September

This classic prairie scene was captured in 1914 in central Alberta and will never be seen again. While hundreds of stooks have been piled in the field during the harvest, the growing town in the background features new buildings and those never-to-be-forgotten grain elevators. Photo courtesy of Don Dubitz By Mike Rainone for the News Not just because it’s when my birthday falls but dare I may suggest September will always be one of our busiest but most favourite months of the year. So what is so great about September? It is that exciting month when our children (and their parents) are thrilled about going back to school, the glorious time of the harvest, the colorful splendour of the northern lights and the changing of the leaves, and the arrival of some hot new

shows on television. Despite the fact many avid duffers will be hoping for a few more tee times long into the fall, lots of families have registered and are really looking forward to taking part in all those neat fall/winter activities on ice, in gyms or while shooooshing through the snow. What is most vital and will always turn this most magnificent month of September into a perfect and joyful occasion is a bountiful harvest for our dedicated farmers. This in turn will determine the year-round economy as well as

Remember when Located southwest of Ponoka near Gee’s gravel pit, the ‘sunken bridge’ may be one of Ponoka County’s best kept secrets. It was originally a cement structure with culverts that many years ago slowly sunk below the water of the tranquil Battle River. As well as an ideal and traditional spot for fishing and a few parties, the ‘sunken bridge’ is also great for simply setting out the lawn chairs, relaxing, and enjoying nature. Photo courtesy of Don Dubitz

the future plans and successes of all facets of our community, our province and our nation. Even though digging spuds, shelling peas and picking and pulling all the rest of our great gardens is tough work, there is nothing better than all that fresh produce, as well the jars of the preserves and frozen goodies that will bless our tables throughout the cold winter and beyond. Whatever the case, this simple but magic September formula has been around for decades and generations, and here is an old-time tribute to what we hope will always be a month of fun and glory. This was written in the late 1940s by Ponoka district farmer and poet Mr. D.A. Morrow in a delightful booklet entitled Homespun Rhymes that salutes the ongoing efforts and dedication of the farming community. September Alberta September in Alberta, our harvest work is done; The grain stooks standin’ row on row are dryin’ in the sun. A lone crow caws, an’ flyin’ south, I hear the wild goose call. Through the haze of Indian summer, that’s Alberta in the fall! The golden glow is noddin’ her gaudy yellow crown, An’ the old Virginny creeper’s jest a mass of red an’ brown, With a little green a-showin’, an’ a bit of purple too, While the sun is allus shinin’ from a sky of deepest blue. The young turkeys are a-callin’, it seems they’re alas lost, While the air at early evenin’ carries just a hint of frost. An’ deeper shadows seem to lie, along every lake and steam, Where the seedpods of the wild rose, like red haws richly gleam. The sun is risin’ farther south, an’ shadows longer grow, While almost every evenin’s sky the rainbow

colors show. Never was a canvass painted in colors half so grand, As are the slopes ‘long Battle River painted by the Master’s hand. The garden’s fairly burstin’ with good things fer to eat, Here’s a wealth of stored up goodness that’s really hard to beat. An’ I know that I’m most thankful to the Giver of it all, And glad that I’m a’livin in Alberta in the fall. Has it really changed that much over the years? Canada, and its provinces since their birth, have faced countless hardships and challenges but would steadily make progress unmatched in world history. Along the way science has tapped the secrets of nature to enable men and women to live longer and more comfortably, while air travel has reduced the globe to a mere fraction of its former size. Television and technology have brought the sights and sounds of far-away places into our family living rooms, and outer space is no longer such a mystery. During all these long years, our proud Canadian farmers and ranchers have felt the winds of change and did, in fact with their hard work, knowledge, and willingness to try new ways, help to generate so many new innovations that have made our future successful and exciting. They would swap their horses and mules for tractors, trucks, and autos and their coal oil lamps for mazda bulbs, while bravely putting discoveries in their laboratories and factories to work in their fields and feed lots. Working co-operatively together our farmers and ranchers have faced all problems and economic challenges to create successes and build better districts and communities in which to raise their families. Enjoy this fall of 2012 to the fullest but also look forward to an invigorating winter and whatever the rest of the year may bring, while never being afraid to continue to create and dream just a little along the way.


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Raise a cup against Alzheimer’s at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Submitted Every year on Sept. 21, Alzheimer associations, families and volunteers across the globe unite to recognize World Alzheimer’s Day and the important strides we are making toward increasing awareness and combating the stigma. Ponoka volunteer Maxine Jonson is hosting an information morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 5120 - 49 Avenue to mark the day. The morning will include a special guest speaker from the Centennial Centre

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who specializes in dementia, door prizes and information from the Heads Up! For Healthier Brains program that outlines what people need to know about brain health and Alzheimer‘s disease. As part of the Coffee Break fundraising campaign, coffee, tea and snacks will also be provided. All activities and snacks are free but donations are most welcome. Anyone can take part in this do-it-yourself fundraiser by making a donation in exchange for a cup of coffee. This year’s national target goal is $1.5 million.

About Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia. It is a fatal progressive disease of the brain that robs memory and steals the ability to reason, communicate and perform daily tasks. Changes in the brain can begin to appear decades before diagnosis and progression can last between seven and 10 years. Eventually, the person affected will require 24hour care and supervision. Age is the single biggest risk factor but the disease can strike as early as 40. Today in Alberta approximately 40,000 people have dementia, with 17 per cent of these having been diagnosed under the age of 65. This gives Alberta the highest prevalence of early onset in Canada. Alzheimer’s disease has no known cause or cure.

Jonson is the wife of former PonokaRimbey MLA Halvar Jonson who was diagnosed with Alzheimer`s disease in December 2005. “This day is very much about education and any kind of prevention we can manage,� says Jonson. “Alzheimer’s disease leaves families powerless to do much against it and I like to be involved because it is something positive that I can do to help other people. I urge everyone to come out and learn a bit about keeping their brains healthy for many years to come.�

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Beautiful setting on 10 acres, conveniently located between Ponoka & Lacombe. This bungalow style home with 3bdrms & 2 baths has no bsmt, and offers many upgrades. There is a beautiful oversized new shop as well as an older single garage. Lots of fencing & cleared areas that could easily be set up for animals. Pride of ownership is evident throughout.

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Suicide shouldn’t be hushed, openness aids grieving process Submitted by Ponoka Victim Services

apart. It can stop people from coming to terms with the suicide. You must face your feelings before you can work them out. It is important to realize not all members of the family will grieve in the same way or go through the same stages at the same time. Every family member needs room and understanding to go through the bereavement process in his/her own way. Be honest with children about the cause of death. Otherwise, they will go through the grieving process again when they learn the truth. Be careful not to ignore or forget the grief experienced by children. They need help dealing with it but should not be “protected” from it. For immediate crisis assistance call The Support Network Distress Line 1-800-232-7288. For additional information, call Community Mental Health at 403-783-7903, Ponoka Victim Services at 403-783-6539, Centennial Centre at 403-783-7600, or access the Centre for Suicide Prevention’s listing of Canadian crisis centres, as well as a listing of online counseling websites at www.suicideinfo.ca.

Some things are difficult to talk about. Suicide is one of them. Approximately one out of four people knows someone who has committed suicide. Experts in the field suggest a suicidal person is feeling so much pain they can see no other option. They feel they are a burden to others, and in desperation, see death as a way to escape their overwhelming pain and anguish. The suicidal state of mind has been described as constricted, filled with a sense of self-hatred, rejection and hopelessness. If you are concerned someone you know may be thinking of suicide, you can help. Remember, as a helper, do not promise to do anything you do not want to do or you cannot do. First of all, if the person is actively suicidal, get help immediately. Call your local crisis service or the police, or take the person to the emergency room of the hospital. Do not leave the person alone. If the person has attempted suicide and needs medical attention, call 9-1-1. The deceased leaves behind a network of family and close friends who Deb Stevens Associate Broker must cope with the inner real estate central alberta 403-704-3152 turmoil that follows in 6000 - 48 Ave., Ponoka the aftermath of this tragJUST LISTED THIS WEEK ic event. No, you are not RENOVATED GEM to blame. After a suicide, • 900 sq ft Bungalow, 4 bdrms & 2 baths family members and • Too many Upgrades to mention!! friends often go over the • Fully finished basement with large pre-death circumstances family room • New stainless steel appliances included and events, blaming • Fully fenced yard, garage & RV parking themselves for things $ 223,000 they think they should or should not have done. PRICED TO SELL “If only I had persuaded • 1022 sq ft, 4 bdrms & 2 baths him to get help.” or “If • Large Kitchen w separate dining rm. only I hadn’t told her I • Attached garage & front drive wanted a separation…” • Great Revenue property Even though suicide is $ an individual decision, it 165,000 is a natural and common reaction for survivors to feel guilt or responsibility. People who are left behind should seek bereavement counselling or support groups to help relieve this feeling of responsibility. While all kinds of loss are painful, the issues are different when dealing with a death by suicide. The length of time it takes to work through the stages of grief also varies depending on the circumstances. Feelings of anger, confusion and relief are natural. Do Semi-Detached Homes not deny them. If you 1094 SqFt Bungalows - 1 Bedroom plus Den do not work through $265,900 (GST, Lot & Appliances Included) these feelings, you will prevent yourself from Located Close to Senior Center, Shopping, moving forward in the Medical Center & Swimming Pool bereavement process. Not moving forward Full Basements, Upgrades Available is dangerous; it can Contact 403-783-6497 or cause mental and physiinfo@JorgensonHomes.ca cal illness and can tear for more information. families and friendships

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Affordable and close to schools! This very well kept home has a perfect location near schools and shopping. Large rear entry, spacious kitchen with upgraded cabinets, open loft and nice size lot on a quiet, beautifully treed street. Priced in the $150,000.00’s for a quick sale.

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This home has had major upgrades including oak cabinets, LARGE newer bathroom, laminate flooring, breaker box and some upgraded windows. Single detached garage is insulated, dry walled and has 220 wiring. Large fenced yard is a bonus. Rear and front decks are not even one year old!! Very nice home for under $200,000.00!!

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Theater bridges generational gap Submitted

103 years young: Edna Cerveny celebrated her 103rd birthday at Northcott Care Centre with her family. Back row left to right: son’s Gordon and Robert Stretch. Front row left to right: daughter in law Patricia Stretch, Edna Cerveny, daughter inlaw Denese Stretch.

and seniors cause an artificial divide and Seniors and youths have more in com- fear of the other generation. Unfair bemon than they may realize, according to liefs about dependency among seniors and new research from the University of Al- about a lack of commitment and work ethic of today’s youth are not good for society. berta in Canada. Interviews with seniors and a group of That can segregate whole groups of people university students who work side-by-side and devalue what each generation contribPhoto submitted in a theatre group, showed some surprises utes.” The qualitative study included interon both sides of the generational divide, 403-783-3311 said lead researcher Janet Fast, a professor views with 15 seniors, 14 students and in the University of Alberta’s department four current and former staff in the theatre company, asking about attitudes on aging, of human ecology. “There was a breaking down of age-re- shared experiences and how being part of lated stereotypes that worked both ways. “ an intergenerational theatre group influThe findings, presented recently to the ences their well being. Those interviewed British Society of Gerontology, indicate ranged in age from 21 to 85. Buying or After working onstage with their senior that by sharing creative time together (tellcounterparts, youths said they were no lonSelling you ing stories and performing side by side), seniors and youths were able to bridge ger afraid of aging themselves, Fast noted. need the generation gaps and break down unfair ste- In their interviews, many of the students said they had mistakenly assumed elderly reotypes, said Fast. Busting age-related myths is impor- people were lonely, disabled and dependent, but instead found them to be ‘playful, tant, she said. “Negative stereotypes about youths young and genuine’. The seniors in turn liked the energy of their youthful counterparts, and also expressed a newfound confidence in them as future citizens. Fast noted that both Subway Fresh age groups were enriched Try Our by their collaboration; some of the seniors exNEW! After a long hot summer it can be tough to get kids back pressed appreciation for into a routine, and focused on homework. But homework is having gained a few surroa key part of your child’s education, and it’s important that gate grandchildren, while they not only complete it, but also understand what they’ve several students had more appreciation for spending learned. Studies show that children’s achievements in school time with their families, inimprove with increased parent involvement in education. cluding grandparents. So get involved in your kids’ schoolwork — you might even learn something new too. ABC Life Literacy Canada offers tips on how to make homework part of your daily routine: • Develop a daily routine by setting aside a specific time each day/evening for homework. • Provide a quiet, well-lit place with basic school supplies. • Understand your child’s style of learning – this will help you develop a personalized homework plan for your child. • It’s not uncommon for kids to get overwhelmed with big assignments or projects. Help them break the project down Monday, Sept. 24th, 2012 into smaller steps. Work on pieces throughout the week and do the hard parts on the weekend. at 7:30 pm • Talk with your child’s teacher and be aware of their method of teaching. Help your child by using familiar terms and D.W.M.S. Gymnasium examples. • Don’t reserve learning to homework hour. Make learning Snacks & refreshments will follow a part of daily life. the ceremony. • If your child gets frustrated or distracted with their homework, allow them to take a short break. If this frustration General Public is continues, talk with your child’s teacher to determine if a tutor might be needed. cordially invited. Continued on page 24 REACH OVER 12,000 READERS!

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Established singer records washout album By Amelia Naismith Singer songwriter Linda Brooks’ third Album, The Upside, isn’t an awful album, it just has some awful qualities. Brooks has a beautiful, clear, pure voice that rings through every song but it’s partially overshadowed by the amateur, forced-sounding lyrics that are projected from the beginning of the album; “something doesn’t feel right, like a shoe that’s too tight, and I don’t know how to fix it,” and “I don’t know how we’re gonna make it through because we turn circles, me and you.” The first track, Now That You’re Here, is similar to Garth Brooks Wrapped Up In You with its silly, light-hearted attempt at a love song but it won’t bring her the same results it did him. The song was co-produced by Chris Leuzinger, who also works with Garth Brooks. The whole album, and especially Now That You’re Here, is an attempt at storytelling and inspirationalism that falls flat. Brooks takes already common themes such as generalized love s o n g s a b o u t missing a lover and

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waters them down further with mediocre tunes that aren’t exactly upbeat but aren’t emotional enough to be any kind of tear-jerker, they’re mostly just annoying. The Upside has nothing unique to offer the listeners and doesn’t have a lot of diversity in its tracks. The only redeemable tracks on the album are: What Is because it shows off her vocal range best and is the most enduring because it has a fresh, sincere meaning that isn’t emulated in the rest of the album; and Smile because Brooks’ voice finally offers the emotion the song demands. The piano accompaniment is also beautiful and enhances the song’s mood. Up-and-comer crafts sensational masterpiece The debut EP of Sri Lankan born Roveena is intoxicating, dramatic and emotionally provocative. Roveena creates a beautiful blend of cultures with her elegant voice, lyrics and the EP’s accompanying music. Perfect World, the EP’s title track, is a masterpiece of image-inducing, potent storytelling. It displays perfectly the conflicts of growing up in a new culture while trying to hold on to the values and traditions old one, but is relatable to girls and women across the globe in its underlying themes of insecurities and acceptance.

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and instrumental talents within the classical and opera worlds. Di Raimondo’s Passione is brought to life with an array of English, Spanish and Italian ballads. Di Raimondo powers his way through the album with his strong and rich yet tender and charming voice that, with his vocal flexibility, soars from one end of his broad vocal range to the other. However, while the strength and breadth of his voice changes at whim with an easily detectable confidence, the tone and emotion of his voice hardly ever changes so by the end of the album each song begins to sound the same. The English ballads of Passione, especially Together Again, with Di Raimondo’s strong voice, generates a melodic atmosphere reminiscent of Whitney Huston’s version of I Will Always Love You. Not all the songs on the album are romantic, Mamma (Nell’Eterna Melodia), the eternal melody, was written about Di Raimondo’s mother who died suddenly, but the atmosphere of the album is romantic. The cultured music and sound of the Canadian tenor provides an elegance, even to songs about emotional suffering and personal struggles; When I’m Back On My Feet Again, which is a Diane Warren song that was a hit for Michael Bolton. Passione is a good album if you’re already interested in classical music. But if you’re not, this may not be the album that changes your mind.

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Study tips for parents Continued from page 23 • To reinforce comprehension and memory skills, take 10 minutes to talk about the stories you’ve read together. • Show your child that the skills they are learning relate to real life. If your child is learning math, for example, balance your chequebook or have them count out change for you. • Teach your child to be independent. Offer to help them with difficult homework challenges, but then let them complete the remainder on their own. For other family literacy tips and activities, visit FamilyLiteracyDay.ca.


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Weight loss through hypnosis Submitted Romane is a master at changing the thoughts, attitudes and habits of people. He is celebrating 50 years of helping people do just that. He will present his famous two-hour group hypnosis weight loss seminar in Wetaskiwin at the Best Western Wayside Inn on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Does your diet always start next Monday morning? One of the most successful methods of controlling weight is hypnotism. People know they should eat healthy, low-calorie foods in small, reasonable portions, and that they should move their body more to burn up the calories. However, they find their will power comes and goes — mostly goes. Recently, a ferry service had to reduce the number of passengers allowed because the average weight has been steadily increasing in North America. With increased rates of certain cancers, diabetes, and heart disease, Romane may have the answer. Romane has been researching weight loss methods since the 1960s and states people have lost up to 200 pounds after just one seminar with him. At the

seminar, Romane reveals the latest secrets to weight control, dispels myths about hypnotism, and conditions the group to be hypnotized. After that, he hypnotizes everyone together, and gives them dozens of hypnotic instructions while their mind is totally focused on his mesmerizing voice. He guides them into a deeply relaxed state in mind and body. While hypnotized, they feel compelled to follow his instructions. For those who are unfamiliar with the power of hypnotism, he tells how an Irish surgeon, Dr. Jack Gibson performed 4,500 operations using only hypnosis as an anesthetic. Romane has been helping people with hypnosis for half a century. Now, in his 60s, he says this will be his final major tour. “No one has helped as many Canadians with hypnosis as I have. To be able to accomplish that has given me a great deal of happiness.” Limited discount advance tickets are available at the Best Western Wayside Inn or online at TicketWeb. ca or charge by phone 1-888-222-6608. For more information, see www.romane.ca

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agricultural-related field this fall at a recognized Canadian educational institution. “It is an honour to administer this program on behalf of the Monsanto Fund and have the opportunity to be exposed to so many quality, rural students who have chosen agriculture as their field of study,” said program administrator Johanne Ross, executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba Inc. “Reading the student essays really drives home what impact agriculture has had on the lives of these young students. They see the possibilities and the excitement that agriculture holds as a future career path and I know they will strengthen our industry and their communities in the future.” Since its inception in 1991, the Monsanto Fund and Monsanto Canada have provided well over $1 million to hundreds of rural kids who have chosen to study agriculture and pursue careers in the agricultural sector.

Sixty-two graduating high school students from farm families across Canada have secured $1,500 entrance scholarships to pursue studies in agriculture thanks to financial assistance provided through the Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship program. In total, the Monsanto Fund has awarded $93,000 in scholarship funding as part of its 2012 commitment to agricultural education. Ponoka’s Taya Hoar is one such winner. The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship program received over 160 applications from rural students across the country this year. The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges based on their academic performance, leadership capabilities and involvement in giving back to charitable or other service groups in their local communities. All applicants were also required to submit an application essay that answered the question, “In what area of agriculture would you like to work and why?” “The Monsanto Fund has a strong commitment to rural education and rural communities,” said Trish Jordan, public and industry affairs director with Monsanto Canada. “Farm families are the strength of rural communities and it is an honour to support children from farm families who want to remain engaged in agriculture and give back to our industry and their communities.” The 2012 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship winners are all Grade 12 graduates from a farm family who are enrolled in a first-year 2:00 pm Rain or Shine degree or diploma program in agriculture or an Enjoy the beautiful

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More than paint recycled during toxic round up By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Old paint, batteries, pesticides, solvents, and even used paper was given a chance to be recycled or disposed of properly at the Toxic Round Up Sept. 15 at the fire hall. According to Fire Chief Ted Dillon the Ponoka Fire Department has been organizing these annual toxic round ups for approximately 20 years. It first started with the Rotary Club, who made use of a government grant, and Dillon helped set up the location. “We thought the fire hall is a good place to do it,” said Dillon. “As time went on we ended up taking it over because it is a need for the community.” The amount of product coming in has not dissipated much over the years and it keeps the volunteer fire department and residents busy when it is held. Many county and town residents are able to dispose of their household toxic waste as well as paper, which is in its third year with the round up. Paper Cuts owner Peter Kocher does not charge for his on-site paper shredding service during the round up. “We just do it as a community service.” He feels the benefit of shredding on his truck is more of a security for clients. “Once it gets to here, you’re done…it’s more secure,” stated Kocher. His paper is sent to either Ontario or the United

States to a pulp mill for recycling where they make either paper or toilet paper depending on the quality of recycled materials. The company handling the other waste is Clean Harbors from Red Deer that bought out Envirosort several years ago. Clean pack specialist Tim Powell said the company still runs Envirosort’s banner because of the amount of community round ups the company assists with. Paint is sent to a company in Edmonton where it is blended with peat moss and sawdust. Once the flammable contents of the paints evaporate it is then sent to a landfill designated for this kind of material. All chemicals are sent to the Red Deer plant where they are categorized and separated and eventually sent to Swan Hills to be incinerated. According to Powell, recycling chemicals can be a challenge. He feels some chemicals such as soap can be used before having to dispose of. “Give it to somebody who needs it,” he suggests. The company keeps busy with approximately 70 community round ups per year. “We’re busy almost every weekend until October and we start up again in March.” Among some of the other waste brought in are mercury, old fire extinguishers and aerosol cans. There were 15 barrels of paint this year, one up from 2011 and although not all the numbers were in, volunteers were kept busy throughout the day.

CTS scholarships considered By Treena Mielke Wolf Creek Public Schools wants to be armed with a little more knowledge before making a commitment to expand its CTS scholarships to include Outreach School students. At its regular meeting, Sept. 5, trustees discussed the possibility of including Outreach students in the $300 scholarships that are now given out exclusively to high school students. Trustee Bob Huff was concerned as the board’s policy for the career technology studies scholarships did not include alternate schools, only public high schools. He noted the board needs to be aware the number

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One team takes on Relay for Life challenge By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye With only one registered team, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) had to cancel its Relay for Life fundraiser planned for Ponoka Sept. 14. But, after some consultation the one team decided to go through with a modified version of the relay and CCS was there to support their efforts. It was a family effort and one of the organizers, Robbi MacKenzie, said they had to decide whether to give back donations and pledges or to go through with the relay. After some discussion with the group, Tammy Henkelman suggested they continue despite the cancelation. “I felt we had an obligation as a team to the people that pledged money to us,” explained MacKenzie. Friends and family joined in for one purpose, MacKenzie’s uncle was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and it has affected the entire family. “I’ve seen the turmoil for him and his family.” The group had a modest goal of $500 but at the time of their relay online pledges showed an amount of $2,980 with cash donations still to be added. The relay was a modified version of the Relay for Life with each team member pledging two hours for

a total of 16 hours. More than eight people walked; other friends and family members showed support to MacKenzie’s uncle. “From a more personal standpoint we wanted to show him we supported him,” he stated. Three cancer survivors were there to start off the relay; Joan Pattison, free of breast cancer for 12 years; Barbara Johnston, free of breast cancer for eight years; and Ivy Pugh, free of colon cancer since 1966. Relay for Life co-ordinator Nancy Kumm and assistant Trish King came to assist with the relay and check the final earnings from the team. “They said they will walk, I said I’ll be there,” stated Kumm. She feels it is a testament to MacKenzie’s uncle that the team continued with the relay and even a small relay with one team will bring awareness to CCS and their efforts. “It’s pretty obvious it doesn’t matter how small it is...People come together for the fight.” The final total earnings for the team was $4,166 and Henkelman feels it is something that can be continued throughout the years. “It would fun to have this as an annual event.”

Tammy Henkelman, Joyce MacKenzie, Rob MacKenzie and Stacy Dick were members of the only registered Relay for Life team and despite having to cancel the race, this group decided to move forward with the fundraiser. Canadian Cancer Society representatives were on site at the Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Ponoka Composite High School track Sept. 14 to support the team.

Cancer survivors Joan Pattison, Ivy Pugh, and Barbara Johnston hold hands as they lead the Relay for Life fundraiser. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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Golfers brave weather for MS tournament By Amelia Naismith

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Ellen Geddes, MS Society events coordinator, explained that at a different MS tournament one golfer had opted out of the symptoms saying, “I don’t feel like it.” An MS sufferer who was volunteering at the hole said, “I wish I could do that. I wish I could wake up and say I don’t feel like having my symptoms today.” However, the tournament was for charity and fun and using the ‘symptoms’ wasn’t mandatory. Fitzpatrick said only one team quit golfing because of the weather. “There was driving wind and rain. It turned nasty,” said Geddes. According to Fitzpatrick the team quit only because “they had a very novice golfer.” Fitzpatrick said every other team made an effort to finish the challenging course despite the weather.

The MS Society’s first Golf Classic at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort hosted numerous golfers who braved wind, rain, oven mitts and blurry goggles in the name of charity. Eighty-eight golfers came out, as well as 120 diners, to raise approximately $44,000. “It’s very humbling to be part of a town that comes out to our events,” said Bre Fitzpatrick, development co-ordinator for the MS Society The money raised will be used by the MS Society. “It’s two fold: we have a mission to find a cure for MS . . . and enhance the lives of those living with MS,” said Fitzpatrick. This was the MS Society’s 13th golf tournament but their first golf classic. The 12 previous years featured a 100 Holes of Golf tournament. “It (the change in tournaments) was very well received. I think we had three golfers out of our evaluations who said 100 holes sounds fun,” said Fitzpatrick. The society received around 60 evaluations of the tournament. Last year the MS Society golf tournament hosted 75 golfers. Fitzpatrick encountered golfers who were relieved it was a traditional tournament and entered on that factor. The tournament also featured a Gong Show. On the driving range golfers had to chip their ball and hit a gong. Winner Roger Lindstrand received a camera set. There was also an MS symptom hole. Golfers had Marj Smith tees off from the MS symptom hole. to don oven mitts to represent the loss of feeling MS Her game is hindered by oven mitts to repsufferers experience as well resent loss of feeling in her hands and blurry as blurry goggles to mirror glasses to impair her vision. Photo by Amelia Naismith the vision impairments.

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Kids Help Phone works to provide hope “i had a friend who i had been talking to alot, and in the end he killed himself. he didnt really go to other people, i was his go to. i talked him out of killing himself alot and when he did do it, i felt like i failed. i felt like he gave up on me just as much as he gave up on himself . i feel bad all the time. how could i fail him so bad when i knew he wanted to hurt himself?” - actual post from kidshelpphone.ca What do you do if you have a child who comes to you and says he’s worried that a friend is suicidal? It’s something that Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors hear about often. “A lot of young people worry about how to talk to their parents about something so intense, sensitive, and complex,” says Cheryl-Lynn Roberts, professional counselor with Kids Help Phone. “They don’t want to worry their parents or the adults they trust. Or they know their parents are uncomfortable about certain issues. So often kids end up talking to their friends, asking them to keep the conversation a secret.” Roberts says young people who have suicidal thoughts want to be reminded that there is still hope. That’s why they are reaching out. But upon hearing that their friend is feeling suicidal or that they want to end their life, a young person may not only feel a lot of pressure and experience a great sense of responsibilities, but they may also be unsure of how to respond to their friend’s needs. “Keeping something like that a secret can be a big burden on a young person,” Roberts says. “They want to be a loyal friend, but the best thing to do is to talk to an adult. Both friends need support.” Parents and trusted adults can be of great help to a kid who is worried about a friend. Even though, “it can be scary for adults to talk to young people about suicide, it’s always a good idea to have that conversation. Suicide can affect entire communities, and it’s a subject that we must learn to talk about, together. Kids need to know they can turn to you for the tough stuff.” Why Kids Help Phone wants to talk about this: • Sept. 10 marked the 10th anniversary of World Suicide Prevention Day. • Kids Help Phone believes: hope is arguably the most influential of all emotions. It gets us through stressful times and supports recovery. Kids Help Phone’s critical issue report “What’s hope got to do with it” offers tips and practical suggestions on being hope-centric and “doing hope” with the young people in our lives, available at: http://org.kidshelpphone.ca/en/media-centre/publications • Three per cent of the contacts Kids Help Phone receives relate to suicide, translating into thousands of contacts from young people in urban, rural and remote communities throughout Canada • Suicide is among the leading causes of death in 15- to 24-year-old Canadians, second only to accidents. (Source: The Canadian Mental Health Association) • Mental health is increasingly being recognized as an issue affecting the lives of all youth in Canada. Canada’s youth suicide rate is the third highest in the industrialized world. (Source: The Canadian Mental Health Association) • Suicide rates of Aboriginal youth (aged 15 to 24) are eight times higher than the national rate for females and five times higher than the national rate for males. • Kids Help Phone counsellors have noted an increase in suicide-related contacts since launching Live Chat counselling earlier this year How to talk to young people about suicide: “Not talking about tough issues means the young people in your lives may not know it is safe to turn to you, and may end up feeling more isolated or misunderstood,” urges Roberts. Here are a few tips that can help parents start this important discussion: • Do not let fear stop you; open up the conversation. Visit kidshelpphone.ca with your child it may help you overcome fears and start a discussion. • Whether your child is sharing their own suicidal thoughts, or is expressing worry about a friend, try

not to judge. Let your child do the talking, and try to avoid interrupting or expressing disappointment. Keep in mind that young people are also very sensitive to body language and facial expressions. • If you suspect your child is in emotional distress or suicidal, talk to them about it. It’s not an easy conversation to have, but it is an important step that can help your child feel less alone and make it easier for them to accept support and assistance. • Dealing with a friend who is suicidal is very stressful. Remind your child that they are doing the right thing in seeking help

for their friend, and support for themself as well. Let them decompress afterwards, and just talk about what they’ve gone through and how they feel about it. Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors are available for interviews to share more insights on talking about suicide. About Kids Help Phone Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has been Canada’s leading online and phone counselling service for youth. It’s free, it’s anonymous and confidential, and it’s available any time of the day or night, 365 days a year in English and in French. Professional

counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people, ages five to 20, by providing one-on-one counselling, information and resources. As a community-based national charity, Kids Help Phone receives no core government funding and relies on community and corporate support to fund its essential and vital service. To learn more about Kids Help Phone, visit www.kidshelpphone.ca. You can also follow: www.kidshelpphone.ca/facebook www.kidshelpphone.ca/twitter www.kidshelpphone.ca/youtube

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Keeping track of the ball: PCHS’ 12-man football Broncs played Rocky Mountain House’s West Central High School Sept. 14. They lost 35-15 in their second game of the season but are ready Photo by Kirk Verner. The Mountaineer. to challenge Lacombe Sept. 21.

Rec. centres need to adopt healthy eating rules Alberta’s recreation centres need to be more active in adopting provincial guidelines for offering healthy food on their menus and in vending machines, says a University of Alberta researcher. Of 151 recreational facilities surveyed by U of A nutrition researcher Dana Olstad, only six per cent are implementing the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth, which were introduced in Subway Fresh 2008 for voluntary use by schools, child-care Try Our facilities and recreation NEW! facilities. More than half of food customers in recreation centres are youths or children, she noted. Olstad, a registered

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dietitian and a PhD candidate in the U of A’s Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, hopes the findings, recently published in the journal BMC Public Health, encourage greater uptake of the province’s voluntary guidelines in recreation centres across the province. The guidelines would be more effective if they were made mandatory, she added. Recreation centres, with their emphasis on physical activity, can play a valuable role in influencing healthy lifestyle choices, and while food safety rules are in place to protect the public, the same doesn’t always apply for nutritional value, she noted. “We allow foods to be sold that are unsafe for nutritional reasons.” Olstad explored the reasons why recreation centres aren’t adopting the province’s suggested nutrition guidelines. Factors that played a role in whether the guidelines were used or not, included influence of the facility manager, concerns about revenue loss and creating partnerships with food contractors and schools. Link to the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth: http://www.healthyalberta. com/HealthyEating/ANGCY.htm

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Joan Glass and family are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Ron Glass of Lacombe on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Family and friends will join together in a Celebration of Ron’s Life on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Hall (9 kilometers north of Highway 12 on Highway 792). To express condolences to Ron’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.

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George Raymond Ulyett (95) passed after a brief illness. “Ray” is survived by son, Steve (Judy) Ulyett of Edmonton; daughters: Valerie Ulyett (Byron Smith) of Vancouver and Wendy Williams of Edmonton; granddaughters: Jennifer Williams and Amanda Williams; great grandson, Darien Fediuk; sisters-in-law: Laura Dahl of Donalda and Irene Wilson of Red Deer; also many nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by Evelyn his wife of 52 years; son-in-law, Ken Williams; grandson, Darren Williams; great granddaughter, Baby Emily Williams; and special friend, May Hoare. Ray was born and raised near Donalda. He worked at the Provincial Hospital in Ponoka for 35 years, retiring to Edmonton about 1976. After breaking a hip in 2006, Ray spent the last six years at Dr. Zetter Care Centre. The family would like to “Thank” all the Health Care Professionals who cared for Dad with his frequent hospital visits. A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @2:00 pm. at the Howard and McBride Westlawn Chapel 16310 Stony Plain Rd. Edmonton, AB. To send condolences, please visit www.westlawnmemorial.com Howard & McBride Westlawn Chapel

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SUREPOINT GROUP Provides a complete range GARAGE SALE of services to the upstream Please drop off resume 6205 54 Avenue, Ponoka oil and gas industry. at #1 – 5012 – 50 St. Fri. September 21st Our RED DEER Location 2 - 8 p.m. is looking for Instrumentaor call 403.790.7442 Preference will be given A little bit of everything! tion Technicians and or 403.704.5586 to those applicants with Electricians: 2nd, 3rd, 4th previous pipeline exp. & year and Journeymen ! are willing to travel & work We offer: Call 403-309-3300 long hours. Preference will - Competitive wages Restaurant/ also be given to those or toll free Whatever You’re Clerical - Comprehensive Group applicants with WHMIS, 1-877-223-3311 Hotel Benefits Selling... Ground Disturbance II & - Outstanding Safety H2S. Valid driver’s license MCDONALD’S Program ? It is our job to BUSY ELECTRICAL Firm We Have The & abstract a must. RESTAURANTS of ensure we all go home for P/T receptionist. Other related tickets Paper You Need! looking Ponoka, Lacombe, Stettler SAFE EVERY DAY General office duties as Meetings would be an asset. and Red Deer (Gasoline Please forward resumes to well as little office cleaning. Fax resumes with tickets to careers@surepoint.ca or CLASSIFIEDS Alley East and West) are Must have computer AL-ANON Weekly meeting 403-746-3330 or e-mail to now hiring full time Food FAX: (780) 830-5115 experience in excel and 1-877-223-3311 Tuesdays, 8 p.m. at the hr@skocdopole.com Counter Attendants. All Microsoft word. Benefits Neighbourhood Place, five stores are 24 hours available. Please email CALL NOW 5115-49 Ave. For more and applicants must be resumes to: Caregivers/ info 403-783-4557 TO FIND OUT MORE willing to work flexiable trpoel@telus.net Aides shifts, including evening, weekends and nights shifts. Wages range from Weekly meetings $10.50 to 11.00 per hour Meetings and we will train. Benefits Tuesdays @ 8 pm are included and we offer Neighborhood opportunities for advanceLittle Treasures Family Day Home Place ment. Apply in person at is in need of providers. CENTRAL PONOKA the store or on line at 5115 49 Ave. We are currently looking for providers cbay22.telus.net. 4-H BEEF CLUB Ponoka to do such hours as 1pm to 7pm. For more informaSUBWAY PONOKA & We are also looking for providers to do RE-ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING BENTLEY tion 403-783-4557 evening care as well as daytime care. is hiring food counter for 4-H members and parents or 403-783-8371 If working from home, being able to spend attendants for all shifts. $11.14/per hr. more time with your children and make Thursday, September 20 ALCOHOLICS Apply in person to: extra money sounds interesting to you. ANONYMOUS Ponoka County Offi ce at 7:00pm #5, 4800 Hwy. 2A Monday night meetings For more information contact Little PONOKA at the Anglican Church or 4930 50 AVE. Treasures at 403-783-8043 or email New members welcome Ponoka 8:30 p.m. Phone BENTLEY . Fax resume to littletreasuresdayhome@hotmail.com 403-783-0719 for info. 403-783-5650. For more information please call

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THURSDAY AA Meetings at 8:30 p.m. in the Catholic Church basement. 52 Street & 52 Ave. Ponoka. Employment Open meetings first Thursday of the month, #700 - #920 Everyone Welcome. Caregivers/Aides................710 403-783-4347 or Clerical ..............................720 403-783-2493

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Join us & make your coffee count nt Friday, Sept. 21 9:30 - 11 am St. Mary’s Church Hall 5120 - 49 Ave. Speaker, Snacks, door prizes, information

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REGISTRATION & INFORMATION NIGHT Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30pm Lobby of Ag Centre For more details call Laura 403-784-3546

Friends of the Chain Lakes Society Invites anyone interested in the ecology of the local Chain Lakes to attend a tour through Camp Eden, it’s dry (mostly) waterfalls, and 1st Chain Lake’s Shore line, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 26th. Followed by a Wiener Roast and Annual General Meeting at Scott School Hall.

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Competition #: 12-18-12-001 Position: Cleaning Person Location: Rimbey Jr/Sr High School Deadline for Applications: Friday, September 28, 2012 - noon Assignment: Full-time position (8 hour evening shift)

Benefits: Wolf Creek Public Schools offers all full-time cleaning staff members an excellent benefit package with opportunities for annual wage advancement. Successful applicants also become an important part of the “school familyâ€? in the facility they work. Qualifications: • Willingness to perform tasks and to remain flexible in the performance of duties • Previous history of excellent work habits and attendance record • Previous experience with all aspects of cleaning and maintaining a school would be a definite asset, “on the jobâ€? training will be provided as well • The ability to cooperate with staff and students • Physically fit so as to perform all required duties • Ability to understand and follow instructions Interested candidates are invited to submit applications to: Mr. Mel Henderson Custodian/Grounds Foreman Wolf Creek Public Schools 6000 Highway 2A Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1P6 Phone: 403-783-5441, Ext. 323 Fax: 403-783-3155 Email: mhenderson@wolfcreek.ab.ca Please Note: We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but advise that only candidates selected for an interview for this competition will be contacted. The successful applicant will be required to provide, at his/her own expense, a satisfactory current criminal records check statement within ten working days of an offer of employment. Wolf Creek Public Schools also requires each employee to provide a Child Welfare Intervention Check.


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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

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TAMPER OPERATOR - Western Canada Cando, an employee-owned company supplying specialized rail services, is looking for a Tamper Operator. The successful will operate a Required immediately candidate Mark IV Tamper and/or 2 Pipeline Pipefitters. EJ6 Tamper, leading a We also require, small team responsible for for upcoming projects, aligning tracks, spreading Pipeline Supervisors/ ballast and tamping ties. QUALIFIED Top candidates will have: Foremen ELECTRICIANS Minimum of five years exMust have 1st Aid, H2S, perience operating a NEEDED Ground Disturbance tamper; CROR and TIG & a valid driver’s license. certifications; experience Canadian Enviro-Tub Inc. True Power Electric Successful candidates supervising small teams, is looking for Journeyman must be able to operate Requires interacting with customers Red Seal Structural a Hiab 077 series Residential exp. only and working independentWelders. Competitive picker mounted on a Competitive wages ly; and experience working wages & benefits. Apply in 5500 Dodge truck. & benefits. on Class 1 railways. This person or fax resume to Viking Projects Ltd. Fax resume to: is a full-time position, with 403-742-5239 or e-mail: offers competitive wages 403-314-5599 wage range of $24. to $30. help@enviro-tub.com and job bonuses. per hour depending on Please forward resume to: experience. Requires Fax 403-782-6856 SHUNDA extensive travel throughout DUE TO A STEADY Email: Western Canada. CONSTRUCTION growth in our industry reception@vikingprojects.ca Accommodations and Requires Full Time we currently have multiple Website: living allowance provided. positions open for www.vikingprojects.ca Carpenters and Benefits include an Journeyman Heavy 3412 53 Ave, Lacombe, carpenters helpers Employee Group Benefits Equipment Technicians AB, T4L 0B5 Laborers and Skid plan and eligibility to parfor our field service Like us on Facebook/ ticipate in the Employee Steer Operator division. Mining and large follow us on Twitter Ownership Plan. To apply: construction equipment Competitive Wages Fax 204-725-4100 or experience is an asset. & Benefits. Fax resumes & HOW can you make your email: employment@ We offer very competitive ref’s to: 403-343-1248 phone ring and make some candoltd.com. wages and benefits. Apply: or email to: quick cash? For more information on office@dutchmen.ca Place your ad here . . . admin@shunda.ca Cando, visit candoltd.com. Phone 1-877-223-3311 FAST TRACK to Parts and Materials Technician. New 36 week program at GPRC Fairview campus. Begins November 5. Challenge 1st and 2nd year apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882. Ask for Brian; www.gprc.ca.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIR LTD. currently has full-time positions available: H/D Truck & Transport Mechanic & Parts Counter Person. Contact Herb 780-849-3768; (cell) 780-849-0416. Fax 780-849-4453. Email: herb@hheltd.com

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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS all Alberta areas for Highway Maintenance Class 1 or 3 Operators. Fax resume to Carillion Canada at 780-449-0574 or email: mcroft@carillionalberta.ca. SNOW plow drivers(2) req’d for winter season based out of Lacombe, exc. wages. Must have Class 3 w/air. Call Toll Free 1-877-787-2501 Mon. - Fri. 9 am. - 5 pm. only or fax resume to: 403-784-2330

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Wolf Creek Public Schools invites applications for the following position: •

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Sheet Metal Installers 1st Year Apprentices to Journeyman

Working from our Ponoka location this full time position offers competitive wages, a comprehensive benefit package and RRSP matching.

Professionals

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Family School Liaison Worker, Ponoka Composite High School

For further specifics on the above positions, please visit Wolf Creek Public Schools website at www.wolfcreek.ab.ca, or contact the Division Office at 403-783-3473.

PONOKA JOHN DEERE SALES & SERVICE

24 Hour Emergency Call 403-783-3337 Home Page: www.agroequipment.com

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Rimbey Implements Ltd.

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Al York

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Rimbey, AB

MANUFACTURERS OF ANNUGAS PRODUCTION ENHANCER

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ANIMAL SERVICES

Looking for individuals to work in Saskatchewan, Alberta & Manitoba • Reliable/Self motivated • Clean drivers abstract preferred • Willing to work away from home when needed • Oilfield tickets are required but training could be supplied • Must pass drug test before employment • Pipe fitting experience a real asset • Will train the right individuals Fax resume to main office (780) 361-2355 3601 - 48 St., Wetaskiwin, AB TGA 3N9 Ph: 1-800-266-8427

AUTO SALES

BUYERS

Only candidates selected will be contacted for interview.

RANDY MOHL

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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: hr@calnashtrucking.com Truckers/ Drivers

invites applications for the following position:

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

We are seeking an experienced installer/apprentice with good communication skills and the ability to work independently.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Transportation Department Division Office, Ponoka

For further specifics on the above positions, please visit Wolf Creek Public Schools’ website at www.wolfcreek.ab.ca, or contact the Division Office at 403-783-3473.

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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

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BOBCAT SERVICES Sur-B Enterprises Ltd.

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NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: dv@brekkaas.com. Phone 780-621-3953 Fax 780-621-3959.

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REQUIRED FOR AN ALBERTA TRUCKING COMPANY: one class 1 driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled days off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

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Ponoka- located 1.5 Miles North of High School Phone (403) 783-5072 Cell: (403) 704-5384 www.brtrees.com

CONSTRUCTION

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 • Sheet Metal Fabricator Full Benefit Package & Production Bonuses. Safe, Warm, Modern Working Environment. Fax or E-mail your resume in confidence to: A.C. Dandy Products Ltd.

Fax: 780-352-2249

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

GARBAGE COLLECTION

Email: acdandy@acdandy.com

Business Opportunities

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RESTAURANT KITCHEN FOR LEASE

All set-up and ready to go for you! Call 403-352-3030 For more details FREE VENDING MACHINES. Appointing prime references now. Earn up to $100,000. + per year. Exclusive protected territories. For full details call now 1-866-668-6629. Website: www.tcvend.com. RENOVATED HOTEL in Holland, Manitoba, 134 seat bar w/patio, 30 seat restaurant, four rooms and living quarters. Turn key operation w/equipment, $259,900. OBO. Contact 1-204-799-4152.

Misc. Help

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Nutri-Source Inc.

A leading manufacturer of animal feeds is currently seeking to fill Production/Labourer Position The position requires the applicant to be a hardworking, responsible individual with initiative, and in reasonable physical condition. Full Training will be provided. Forklift experience and a drivers license an asset, but not necessary. Facility is located in Ponoka, AB Email/Fax Resumes to: Mark.bishop@nutri-source.ca 403-948-4578

Legal Services

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CARPENTER’S HELPER/ labourer, training provided wage negotiable dependant on experience 403-391-8385 EARN EXTRA CASH! Part-time, full-time immediate openings for men & women. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed; www. hiringnow-alberta.com MANUFACTURING facility located near Donalda, AB seeking reliable and physically fit individual (s) for general labor work. Familiar with operation of heavy equipment preferred. Position is full time. Please contact Fred Parr at 403-857-8168 or send resume to mnetter@ cdnhumaliteintl.com NOW HIRING! Water/Electric/Gas Meter Installers & Field Technicians in Edmonton, Calgary & Medicine Hat. Are looking for an opportunity where you can make use of your skills & talents? Consider joining our team. For more information call 1-855-697-6799. Or visit www.corix.com REQUIRED Shop Laborer Polisher Full or Part Time Crestomere area BANDIT INDUSTRIES 403-783-4284

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COME and have some fun in my private dayhome, in Ponoka. Openings for all ages, summer and fall, 403-704-1319

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BOOK your ta Singing Santa & his Mrs. Claus for Christmas events starting November 26 CALL 403-913-4239

Financial

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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 DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30% or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; www.mydebtsolution.com or toll free 1-877-556-3500.

SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right A PERSON to trim the where the publishers are hedge in front of Kansas looking. Visit: www.awna. Ridge Estates Phase II, com/resumes_add.php. Rimbey. Send quotes to Box 1047 Rimbey AB or MONEYPROVIDER.COM. TR BUILDERS for more info call Flora at is seeking a F/T carpenter $500 loan and +. No credit 403-843-2748 & F / T l a b o r e r f o r n e w refused. Fast, easy, 100% home construction near secure. 1-877-776-1660. ADULT Breton starting immed., UPGRADING ref’s and transportation Alberta Government r e q ’ d . P h o n e T y l e r Misc. Funded Programs 780-696-2028 eves. Services Student Funding Available! WANTED someone to winter and calve out 30 range • GED Preparation cows, exposed June 1. short horned red angus Morning, Afternoon And cross cows, bred to horned Evening P/T Classes hereford bull, call Academic Express 780-877-3977 Adult Education & Training

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal since 1989. Confidential. Fast. Affordable. Our A+ BBB rating assures employment/travel freedom. Call for free information booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366); RemoveYourRecord.com 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 CRIMINAL RECORD? You can still get a pardon. Find out how. Call 1-866-242-2411 or visit www.nationalpardon.org. Work and travel freely. Guaranteed by the National Pardon Centre

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IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 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

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Are you interested in working in the RAIL industry? SWITCHING CONDUCTORS/OPERATORS Cando, an employee-owned company supplying specialized rail services across Canada, is currently seeking conductors/operators for its railcar switching services in the Edmonton area. Switching Conductor duties include: 12345 12234 345 5a safe and efficient manner ǵ performing yard switching in ǵ building trains according to instructions and requirements ǵ switching and inspection of railcars ǵ minor repair and regular maintenance to company locomotives Casual, shift work with 0-44 hours/week. Opportunities to work full time.

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Misc. Help

SUBMIT RESUME Fax: 780-418-2365 Email: john.quirk@candoltd.com

Employment Training

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DO YOU LOVE HORSES? Increase your knowledge and passion for horses with short courses offered by Olds College. Enjoy weekend courses or learn online; www.oldscollege.ca /animals LEARN FROM HOME. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535; www.canscribe.com; admissions@canscribe.com

Employment Training

New, dependable, affordable Inglis & Whirlpool household appliances.

Berni's

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Horizon North Camps & Catering is growing rapidly. SO007065 We are hiring for experienced

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We offer a progressive work environment, competitive salary and benefits package. Send your resume to employment@horizonnorth.ca or fax: 780-410-1001 www.horizonnorth.ca

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DENTISTRY

RIMBEYDENTALCARE DR. STEVE CALDER BS C DDS

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NEW BABY

Ph. (403) 843-2173 Fax: (403) 843-2607

DENTAL CARE BIRCHLAND DENTAL CLINIC PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY

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NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8AM - 12:30PM • 1PM - 5PM

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RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL • Heating • Ventilation • Air Conditioning Systems • Custom Metal Fabrication • 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!

CLINKERS KENNELS

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.

At Your House? It’s time to call your Welcome Wagon hostess. She will bring congratulations and gifts for the family and the NEW BABY!

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Rental Equipment

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Need RV or Self Storage? 8’ X 10’ mini storage units available for rent. Also RV storage. Secure compound. Call Keith at

First Call Towing

783-3636 EASY!

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Landscaping Trees - Blue Spruce - Scotch Pine - Paper Birch - Balsam Fir - Whitespruce Seedlings

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.

Personal Services

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For Sale

Heather Goodwin

403-704-3647 heathermccg@shaw.ca

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“WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOME NEW PATIENTS�

EYE CARE

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* Quality Boarding for your dogs & cats *Proof of vaccinations and advance bookings required

Family Friendly Dentistry Box 1100 4905 50 St. Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Pet Services

48� Truck Mounted Tree-spade Services

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Well Drilling

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FAX: (403) 783-8178

Website: www.harbinwelding.com E-mail: bharbin@telus.net

Well Drilling

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Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990 Aircraft ..............................1510 Antiques & Art ..................1520 Auctions ............................1530 Bicycles ............................1540 Building Supplies ..............1550 Business Machines ..........1560 Cameras & Accessories ..1570 Children’s Items ................1580 Clothing ............................1590 Computers ........................1600 Concert & Event Tickets ..1610 Equipment - Misc. ............1620 Equipment - Heavy ..........1630 Tools ................................1640 Farmers’ Market & Food Basket......................1650 Firewood ..........................1660 Lumber ............................1670 Garden Supplies ..............1680 Lawn Tractors ..................1690 Health, Dietary, Beauty ....1700 Household Appliances......1710 Household Furnishings ....1720 TV’s, Stereos, VCR’s ........1730 Hot Tubs & Accessories ..1740 Jewellery ..........................1750 Kid’s Deals........................1755 Misc. For Sale ..................1760 Musical Instruments..........1770 Music Lessons..................1780 Piano & Organs ................1790 Office Supplies ................1800 Pets & Supplies ................1810 Pet Services ....................1820 Cats ..................................1830 Dogs ................................1840 Sports Cards ....................1850 Sporting Goods ................1860 Collectors’ Items ..............1870 Swap, Barter & Trade ......1880 Travel Packages ..............1900 Wedding Supplies ............1910 Recycled Products............1920 Wanted to Buy ..................1930 Items to Give Away ..........1940

Auctions

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C. SCHULTZ ENTERPRISES LTD. 952 Boulder Blvd., Stony Plain, Alberta. Saturday, September 29, 2012, 11 a.m. Gravel & equipment trailers, wheel loaders, C-Can, 85 Ford PU, JD-1840 MWFD Tractor, farm & acreage equipment, collector tractors, shop equipment, HD truck parts, antiques. See www. montgomeryauctions.com. 1-800-371-6963 COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 5TH ANNUAL RED DEER FALL FINALE. September 21 - 22, Westerner Park. Last year sold 77%. Only 100 spaces available. Consign today. 403-396-0304. Toll free 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; www.egauctions.com. UNRESERVED AUCTION: New surplus power tools, yard, hardware, shop, furniture, antiques and more. 10 a.m., Saturday, September 22. 1235 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666; www.scribnernet.com

Building Supplies

1550

METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36� Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254.

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Garden Supplies

1680

4 - 8 FT. SPRUCE and Lodgepole Pine $35 - $45 plus delivery. Please contact Al 403-305-8201.

Commercial - Residential Installations - Repair 24hr Emergency Service 3912 - 66 St Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 www.wcmltd.ca

Ph: 403.783.3501 Fax: 403.783.3531 wcmltd@telus.net

CONCRETE

Specializing in: - Curbs/Sidewalks - Drive ways - Basement Floors - Stamped Concrete - Exposed Concrete

Leo Cabral

Serving Ponoka & Area Ph: 403-783-6428 Cell: 403-783-1905

CHILD SAFETY FREE CAR SEAT INSPECTION 3rd Wednesday of the month By appointment only To register or for more information call Christine at 403.783.3987 or email christine_swift@cooperators.ca

3 Certified Inspectors on Staff Battle River Insurance Ltd. The Co-operators 5103 48 Ave, Bay #3 Ponoka, AB

VETERINARY SERVICES

Southwest Industrial Park 4102-64 St., Ponoka 403-783-5200 8 a.m. - 5 p.m Mon. to Sat. • Open late Thursday 24-hour Emergency Call Dr. Bill Frischke • Dr. Kelly Loree • Dr. Leighton Coma Dr. Trevor Hook • Dr. Emily Ames

PAINTING (1997) Residential & Commercial • Interior & Exterior • Wallpaper hanging • Free Estimates

Serving Ponoka & Central Alberta for the past 35 years. Jerry Witvoet Jr. Ponoka, AB (403) 783-6335 Cell: (403) 783-1523

Reaching 6000 households weekly

For just

$28 per week this space could be yours!

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PLUMBING

Music Lessons

SHANDALL PLUMBING LTD. JAMES AVERY “Reasonable rates on all your plumbing needs” Gas Fitting - Home Renovations - Drain Cleaning -24 HOUR SERVICE5306 - 60 ST, PONOKA, AB T4J 1K7 PH: (403) 783-6372 • FAX (403) 783-6345

PLUMBING

PONOKA PLUMBING & HEATING We now carry a complete line of Ritchie Stockwater parts 5110 -50 Street Box 4414 Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R7

Hours of Business: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm

JESSE ZINTER Office - 403-783-5489

1780 PIANO & THEORY INSTRUCTION

ALL AGES Seniors, adults, kindergarten, homeschoolers also welcome.

28

PER WEEK

Call 403-783-3311 PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS

LittleJONS’ Hand Wash Stations Handicap Units Trailer Units New Solar Powered Units with Running Water

Linda Little 403-783-5297 Sporting Goods

1860

FOR SALE COLEMAN POWER MATE PORTABLE GENERATOR 5000 watts – 120 – 240 volts $500

200FT AIR HOSE WITH CONNECTORS

Call 403-783-3683 Travel Packages

1900

EXTENDED STAY ACCOMMODATIONS. Del-Rio Lodge - Weekly & monthly rental. 2200 W. Main St., Mesa, Arizona, 85201. Phone 480-833-0010; www.delriolodge.com. Senior discount, fully furnished kitchenettes, studios & suites, utilities, housekeeping, Cox cable, pool, parking all included. Wireless internet & laundry available. BBQ on premises. All room are non-smoking & no pets. Call 480-833-0010 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

For Rent #3000 - #3200

Acreages/Farms ..............3010 Houses/Duplexes ............3020 Condos/Townhouses........3030 Manufactured Homes ......3040 Four Plexes/Six Plexes ....3050 Suites ..............................3060 Cottages/Seasonal ..........3070 Roommates Wanted ........3080 Rooms for Rent................3090 Motels/Hotels ..................3100 Offices ..............................3110 Stores/Commercial ..........3120 Industrial ..........................3130 Warehouse Space............3140 Garage Space..................3150 Storage Space ................3160 Land ................................3170 Pasture ............................3180 Mobile Lot ........................3190 Misc. for Rent ..................3200

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390

Acreages/Farms ..............3255 Houses/Duplexes ............3260 Suites ..............................3270 Rooms..............................3280 Manufactured Homes ......3290 Housesitting Wanted ........3300 Garage Space..................3310 Storage Space ................3320 Stores/Commercial ..........3330 Office Space ....................3340 Industrial ..........................3350 Warehouse Space............3360 Resorts & Cottages..........3370 Pasture/Land....................3380 Mobile Lot ........................3390

Houses/ Duplexes

3020

3 BDRM DUPLEX IN PONOKA 4 appliances, NS/NP $850/month, $850 DD Call after 5pm 403-704-7060

www.littlejons.ca

Reaching 6000 households weekly for just

28

$

HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.

RCM exam preparation

Book On-Line Serving Central Today! Alberta

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2190

Individual programs for each student.

CCM TARGA 10 SPEED RACING BIKE

This space could be yours for $

Grain, Feed Hay

PER WEEK

This space could be yours!

403-783-3311 TRAVEL

JULIE’S TRAVEL Julie Evans 403-783-4954 403-704-3584

“Certified to sell travel with knowledge you can trust”

email: juliestravel@telus.net www.juliestravel.ca

Houses/ Duplexes

Agricultural #2000 - #2290

Farm Equipment ..............2010 Haying Equipment ............2020 Tractors ............................2030 Combines & Headers ......2040 Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210

Farm Equipment

2010

Houses/ Duplexes

3020

FOR RENT - 2 bedroom furnished home. Between Bentley & Rimbey, in Birch Bay. Available Oct. 1. $600/month plus utilities. 403-843-4380 PONOKA, close to downtown, 1 bedroom, 1 bath house, 5 appliances, double garage, n/s, no pets. $700. rent/d.d + utilities. 403-783-4993 RIMBEY: 4 bdrm. duplex, 2 baths, den, 5 appls., laundry, deck, big yad, parking , pet friendly , avail. immed., rent $925, + utils., d.d. $925, 403-843-3684

Condos/ Townhouses

3050

Large 3 bedroom upper unit in four-plex downtown Heat & water included No pets $800 rent, $800/DD 403-783-6241

Suites

3190

EMPTY LOT FOR RENT RIMBEY TOWN MOBILE HOME PARK Call Betty 403-843-3944

Houses/ Duplexes

3260

WANTING to find older farm house or mobile to rent, in the Ponoka / Crestomere/Lacombe/ Rimbey country area. Call or text 403-783-1175 email:bjjwat6@ hotmail.com

3030

PONOKA, 3 bdrm. newer townhouse, 5 appls., fully dev., rtent $1195, call 403-704-1221

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

Mobile Lot

3060

PONOKA: 2 bedroom apartment, blinds, heat, water, fridge, stove. Adult building, no children, no pets. (403)783-5434

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

Realtors & Services..........4010 Houses for Sale................4020 Houses Wanted ................4030 Condos/Townhouses ........4040 Acreages ..........................4050 Acreages Wanted ............4060 Farms/Land ......................4070 Farms/Land Wanted ........4080 Manufactured/ Mobile Homes ..................4090 Income Property ..............4100 Commercial Property ......4110 Industrial Property ............4120 Cottages/Resort Property ..4130 Businesses for Sale..........4140 Buildings for Sale ............4150 Lots for Sale ....................4160 Out of Town Property ......4170 Investment Opportunities ..4180 Mortgages Bought/Sold....4190

Houses For Sale

4020

* RIVERSIDE APTS. * Newly renovated 1 & 2 bedroom units in Ponoka: 3724-45 Street. 403-357-0287

Pasture

3180

LOOKING FOR PASTURE & OR HAY LAND TO RENT IN THE WINFIELD/ RIMBEY/BLUFFTON/ BENTLEY/PONOKA/ ECKVILLE/SYLVAN AREA For Spring 2013. Long or short term. Call Kevin Raabis 403-843-4160

3020

GREIG HOLDINGS INC. PROPERTIES FOR RENT COMMERCIAL

3000 sq ft commercial building downtown good retail/office space, on Chipman Ave. for sale or lease.

RESIDENTIAL

2 bdrm in Lancaster Place c/w fridge, stove – $700/mo, plus pwr., Avail. Oct. 1 1 bdrm house c/w fridge, stove $650/mo, plus all utilities. Avail. Oct. 1 • All residences are no smoking and no pets damage/security deposit same as rent unless stated otherwise.

AERATION HALF CIRCLE perforated duct work 24” system complete, have several sets, 403-728-3535

Applications and references required for all properties. Working people preferred.

MF750 combine, runs good, MF5465 tractor, 650 hours, like new. 403-347-5431

Contact Ernie Anderson at Greig Holdings Inc. @ 403-783-8580 Bay 6, 5012 50 Street, Ponoka, Alberta

VETERINARY SERVICES

Ponoka Veterinary Clinic Dr. Murray Jacobson Dr. Clayton West Dr. Ashley Shannon

Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm Sat. 9 am - 4:30 pm

24 Hr. Emergency 403-783-4348

5502 - Hwy 2A Ponoka, AB

T4J 1M1

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE FOR JUST

$28

PER WEEK.

CALL 4037833311 WATER WELL DRILLING SERVICES

Your water well solution for over 30 years • Specializing in water wells with PVC casing • Government grants in effect for farmers • New pumps & pressure system installation • Same day service - on most pump & pressure system repairs

Call Cliff today for a free estimate (403) 350-0106 WATER WELL DRILLING SERVICES

Beautiful Bungalow in desirable Morrisroe. Park like yard. Clean, well kept, 4 bdrm., 2.5 baths, new dev. bsmt. Single att. garage, quiet neighbourood & great neighbours. 31 MacFarlane Ave. $339,900. 403-342-0921

Acreages

4050

ACREAGE near Linden, AB 1520 sq. ft. 2008 modular home, new 3000 sq. ft. shop, 200 amp service, floor heat, 24 x 14 overhead door, shelter belt w/drip lines, beautiful yard, awesome view $300,000. 403-369-4576

Farms/ Land

4070

154 ACRES

close to Hwy 2 in BLACKFALDS AREA Call Mike 403-896-3130 or see blackfaldsacreage.ca

Manufactured Homes

4090

20’ X 76’ BLOWOUT! (3) pre-owned modular homes available from $74,900. and (4) Clearance SRI Homes available for immediate delivery! Call 1-800-461-7632 or www. unitedhomescanada.com

Darcy’s Drilling Services • water wells drilled & serviced • new pump & pressure system installations • all types of pump repairs • well shocking Darcy Schmidt Ph: (403) 783-2220 Fax: (403) 783-8828 Email: darcysdrillingservices@hotmail.com

WATER WELL SERVICE

ECKLUND

Water Well Service

• Install & Service Pumps • Shock Wells • Pressure Systems Serviced & Installed Home: (403) 783-3712 Cell: (403) 704-3413

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FANTASTIC FALL BLOW-OUT! Immediate delivery on all existing 2011/2012 stock. Huge discounts! Bonuses: washer/dryer, vinyl skirting, O/R microwave - free! Details - Dynamic Modular, Red Deer. REDUCED! 1-877-341-4422; LAKE FRONT PROPERTY www.dynamicmodular.ca -†2300 sqft home on 10 acres $395,000. 10 min from Ponoka. Fishing, swimming & boating at your back door. OVERSTOCKED, See welist.com #47984.† HUGE DISCOUNTS, MLS C3526876. all home must go. Call 403-519-6773† Email: Company wide sale and brettie@platinum.ca show home clearance carried over! Toll free 1-855-463-0084 (Edmonton) or 1-877-504-5005 Out Of Town (Grande Prairie); Property www.jandelhomes.com 960 SQ. FT., 3 bedroom home in St. Paul, Alberta. Close to schools, recent upgrades, new appliances, Commercial single garage. $199,000. Property Call 780-467-5855. COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL LAND FREE BROCHURE for sale in Bonnyville, - Kings County Alberta. 2.52 & 3.81 acres - “Land of Orchards, for sale in high traffic area Vineyards & Tides”. ideal for shops, hotels, Nova Scotia’s beautiful restaurants, or strip mall. Annapolis Valley. Live! Call Maurice at Work! Start business! 780-812-0929. Toll free 1-888-865-4647; Re/Max Bonnyville Realty www.kingsrda.ca.

4170

4110

Condos/ Townhouses

4040

AN EXCELLENT CHOICE WHERE YOUR AD REACHES RURAL READERS

Cottages/Resort Property

Transportation #5000-5300

Automotive Services ........5010 Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 Cars ..................................5030 SUV’s................................5040 Trucks ..............................5050 Heavy Trucks....................5060 Vans/Buses ......................5070 Motorcycles ......................5080 Campers ..........................5090 Motorhomes......................5100 5th Wheels........................5110 Holiday Trailers ................5120 Tent Trailers ......................5130 Utility Trailers ....................5140 ATV’s ................................5150 Boats & Marine ................5160 Snowmobiles ....................5170 Tires, Parts & Accessories ......................5180 Auto Wreckers ..................5190 Vehicles Wanted ..............5200 Car/Truck Rental ..............5210 Recreational Vehicle Rental ..............................5220 Trailer Rental ....................5230 Misc. Automotive ..............5240 RV’s ..................................5300

ATV's

Public Notice #6000

Public Notices ..................6010 Special Features ..............6050

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5150

2007 PANTERRA, 250 cc, 2x4, camo color, runs good $2000 firm, 403-783-1660

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2012 F-150 XLT SUPER CAB 4X4 5.0L

Share our Employee Price

$

28,783 *

Employee Price Adjustment .................$4,316 Delivery Allowance .................................. $7,000

Total Eligible Price Adjustments...$

11,316

ELIGIBLE COSTCO MEMBERS RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $1,000

$ LEASE FOR ONLY

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$

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@

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APR

PER MONTH FOR 36 MONTHS WITH $1,600 DOWN PAYMENT OR EQUIVALENT TRADE

OR OWN FOR ONLY

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FINANCED BI-WEEKLY FOR 72 MONTHS WITH $1,950 DOWN PAYMENT OR EQUIVALENT TRADE APR

LOADED WITH STANDARD FEATURES:

Air Conditioning Electronic Shift On The Fly Ford MyKey® Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers Remote Keyless Entry Tire Pressure Monitoring System Power Locks and Windows Overhead Console with Two Storage Bins Speed Control SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 6 Month Prepaid Subscription††† and more

10.5L/100km 27MPG HWY*** 14.9L/100km 19MPG CITY ***

WHY CONSIDER THE COMPETITION’S 84 OR 96 MONTH FINANCING WHEN YOU COULD LEASE 3 NEW F-150’S IN THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME.

Offers include Total Eligible Price Adjustments and $1,700 freight and air tax.

SO FAR OVER

UP TO

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ELIGIBLE COSTCO MEMBERS RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL

AND IT’S BACK ▼

ON MOST NEW 2012 & 2013 MODELS

IT’S YOUR LAST CHANCE TO

PAY WHAT WE PAY.

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2012 F-250 XLT SUPER DUTY SUPER CAB 4X4 WESTERN EDITION

Share our Employee Price

$

39,714

$ *

Employee Price Adjustment ............... $5,485 Delivery Allowance ................................. $4,000

Total Eligible Price Adjustments $

ELIGIBLE COSTCO MEMBERS RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $1,000

9,485

OWN FOR ONLY

FINANCED BI-WEEKLY FOR 72 MONTHS WITH $3,500 DOWN PAYMENT OR EQUIVALENT TRADE

279 @ 6.29% **

3 7 668

HURRY, IT’S YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR EMPLOYEE PRICE ONLY AT YOUR ALBERTA FORD STORE. APR

Offers include Total Eligible Price Adjustments and $1,700 freight and air tax.

F-250 XLT SUPER DUTY STANDARD FEATURES:

Air Conditioning Tire Pressure Monitoring System Anti-Lock Braking System AdvanceTrac®‡‡‡ with Electronic Stability Control Trailer Sway Control Trailer Tow Package SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 6 Month Prepaid Subscription††† Western Edition Includes: Reverse Camera Tailgate Step SYNC®◆ Foglamps Running Boards 18” Machined Aluminium Wheels and more

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Vehicles Vehi h cll may not be exactly as shown.

CANADIANS HAVE SHARED OUR PRIDE AND OUR PRICE

SINCE 2005

WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ‡Ford Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is available from June 14, 2012 to October 1, 2012 (the “Program Period”), on the purchase or lease of most new 2012/2013 Ford vehicles (excluding all chassis cab and cutaway body models, F-150 Raptor, Medium Trucks, Mustang Boss 302, and 2013 Shelby GT500). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford of Canada employees (excluding any CAW-negotiated programs). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory-ordered during the Program Period from your participating Ford Dealer. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ‡‡No purchase necessary. For full contest rules, eligible vehicle criteria, and to enter as a Ford owner, visit www.ford.ca/shareourpridecontest (follow the entry path applicable to you, complete all mandatory fields and click on ‘submit’). Subject to the following terms and conditions, contest is open only to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority, possess a valid graduated level provincially issued driver’s license, and are owners of Ford branded vehicles (excluding fleet customers and all Lincoln and Mercury models). Eligible vehicle criteria includes requirement that it be properly registered in Canada in the contest entrant’s name (matching vehicle ownership), and properly registered/plated and insured. Notwithstanding the foregoing, non-Ford owners can enter by mailing an original 100 word essay on “what they like about Ford”, with their full name, full mailing address, email, daytime phone number (with area code) to: Vanessa Richard, Pareto Corp., 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M3C 4G4. Contest closes at 11:59pm (PST) on the last day of the 2012 Ford Employee Pricing campaign which will be no earlier than August 31, 2012. Limit of 1 entry per person. Up to 8 prizes available to be won in Canada in 3 possible prize categories, each worth up to CAD$50,000. Chances of winning are dependent on the total number of entries received up to each 10,000 interval of unit sales under the Employee Pricing campaign (“Draw Trigger”). Odds of winning decrease as the contest progresses, more entries are made into the contest, and opportunities for Draw Triggers lessen. Skill testing question required. ▼Offer only valid from September 1 2012 to October 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before August 31, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Purchase a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2012 F-250 XLT Super Cab 4X4 Western Edition with power seats/2012 F-150 Platinum Super Crew 4x4 for $28,783/$39,714/$46,413 after Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $11,316/$9,485/$14,186 (Total Eligible Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $4,316/$5,485/$7,186 and Delivery Allowance of $7,000/$4,000/$7,000) is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. **Receive 4.99%/6.29% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2012 F-250 XLT Super Cab 4X4 Western Edition with power seats for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $431/$605 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $199/$279 with a down payment of $1,950/$3,500 or equivalent trade-in. Interest cost of borrowing is $4,272.38/$7,356.11 or APR of 4.99%/6.29% and total to be repaid is $31,105.38/$43,570.11. Offers include Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $11,316/$9,485 (Total Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $4,316/$5,485 and Delivery Allowance of $7,000/$4,000. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ±Until October 1st, 2012, lease a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4X4 5.0L and get 4.99% annual percentage rate (APR) financing for up to 36 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $40,099 at 4.99% APR for up to 36 months with $1,600 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $399, total lease obligation is $15,964 and optional buyout is $16,040. Offer includes Total Price Adjustment of $11,316. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Total Price Adjustment is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 60,000 km over 36 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. †When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost and 6.2L 2 valve 4X2 V8 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engines. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid. ††Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid vs. comparable competitor engines. Max. horsepower of 411 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8: [14.9L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ‡‡‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ◆Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ◆◆Projected best in class fuel economy based on competitive data available at the time of testing using Ford drive-cycle tests (in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standard J1321) of comparably equipped 2011 Ford vs. 2010 competitive models. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. ◆◆◆F-Series is the best-selling pickup truck in Canada for 46 years in a row based on Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association statistical sales report, December 2011. †††©2012 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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