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Teenager killed in hit-and-run RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter
A former Botha-area teenager is being remembered fondly after he was suddenly killed in a hit-and-run incident in Red Deer early last Saturday morning. Paul Gabriel Bertin, 18, was just a couple of blocks away from his new home when he was fatally struck, said his grandmother, Marrian Bertin of Castor. “He was a very pleasant boy to be with and he made friends easily,” she said. “He just started a new job with his brothers, who started a fencing business.” Bertin was struck by a car in the hit-and-run as he was walking on Taylor Drive Bridge early Saturday and was found shortly after 2 a.m., lying
in the northbound lanes on the bridge, stated a news release from Red Deer RCMP Corp. John Babbitt. Later that day, RCMP located the suspect vehicle and arrested a Red Deer man. Brent Robert Cameron, 24, was charged with failing to stop and render assistance at the scene of a collision and for public mischief, said Sgt. A.R.G. Shepherd. Cameron was remanded to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Tuesday, and the case was set over to this Friday. “Investigation has revealed that there was a passenger in the suspect vehicle at the time of the collision,” Sgt. Shepherd said. RCMP urge that passenger to contact the lead investigator, Cpl. Slavica Doktor, at (403) 406-2219 immediately. Evidence at the scene indicated
that the vehicle was damaged in the crash, police stated. “The suspect vehicle and driver did not remain at the scene of the collision, and evidence at the scene indicated that the vehicle has sustained significant front-end damage,” Sgt. Shepherd said. Police expected an autopsy to be performed in Calgary on Tuesday. Bertin recently moved to Red Deer, where he was living with two of his five brothers. Bertin was raised and homeschooled on the family farm about 50 kilometers south of Botha, said his grandmother. “He was very smart and he got good grades in school,” Marrian Bertin said. Described as creative, along with his brothers and one sister, he played guitar and piano and he was a former hockey player.
Community takes low-key approach to high-risk habit of alcohol abuse LES STULBERG Independent reporter
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ROAD NOT TAKEN — A house being moved last Saturday was temporarily jammed on the Tolman Bridge, west of Rumsey, which halted traffic for about an hour. The moving crew had to cut a notch out of the attached garage to enable it to clear the bridge railing. The house was being moved from Drumheller to the east Trochu district by CJ Enterprises.
FCSS names Rhyason as its executive-director RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter After several months of searching, Stettler and District Family and Community Support Services now has a new executive-director. Wendy Rhyason of Donalda was appointed to the post last week.
“She has a wealth of experience in several public service positions,” said Town of Stettler Coun. Malcolm Fischer, who chairs the board of directors. “We think she is a perfect fit for FCSS and the Stettler region.” Rhyason was among 14 applicants, said Fischer, who led the search for a team-oriented leader with strength in public relations and community networking. “Her references are very
strong and they talked about her collaboration and cooperation and that this kind of person is what we want for FCSS and our community.” “She brings a wealth of experience and understanding how these organizations need to work,” he said. While counselling is her strength, Fischer said, Rhyason also has experience as a director of family services and in financial administration. “Her knowledge is extensive,” said Fischer, who
noted that the new director is expected to start her new job in the next two weeks. As director of FCSS, Ryason will be responsible for day-to-day operations, and to assist individuals, families and communities to gain access to support services. She would do so “by identifying community and regional needs and (delivering) programs to meet locally-driven preventative social initiatives,” Fischer said in outlining the mandate of the director.
The disconcerting use of alcohol in the community was the main focus of a gathering at the Stettler Recreation Centre last Thursday evening. The informal assessment, sponsored by Highway 12 Communities for Drug Prevention, involved communities from Stettler to the Saskatchewan border. “The purpose is to gain more incite into the culture of the community and the role alcohol plays and identify potential problems and solutions,” said Siobhan Atkey of Addiction Services in Stettler. The event exercised some non-traditional forms of expressing thoughts on the issue, many using art forms. For instance, a clay-modeling session with art facilitator Steph Hadley had participants discussing alcohol-related issues involving family, friends and community members who in some way impacted their lives. Len Wagner, the regional traffic-safety consultant, made a record of the thoughts and opinions of the discussion group as feedback for the study. Stacie Pederson with Alberta Health Services said the group wants to collect the community’s perspective on the use of alcohol — what amounts are acceptable and when does it cross over the line. There was a photography exercise where participants took photographs and related them to affects alcohol had on their lives. One photo, titled “Getting Close,” was a close-up shot of a bottle and the photographer analyzed it with this statement, “I got a different angle by getting closer. When I quit drinking, I got closer to my family. Also, I learned I didn’t like who I was when I drank. I was rude. I didn’t have respect for myself or my family.” Another photo titled “Lady Bug” was a photo of leaves with a lady bud hidden in it. The photographer didn’t realize it was there when the photo was taken and responded with, “The lady bud is unexpected. I had more changes than I expected when I quit drinking. So much has improved.” Devon McMann of Alberta Mental Health said the Highway 12 group is reaching to the community to see how alcohol consumption is viewed. The low-key approach was hoped to gain opinions from the community. He said his agency wants to reduce the mental-health stigma and build resilience. In another area, participants were encouraged to add their thoughts to a dream-catcher and decorate their contributions in a manner of their choosing, using beads and feathers. Some of those thoughts included, “Alcohol is like the bottle you drink — the more you have, the emptier your world becomes,” and “Alcohol is a taker — it takes our youth from us.” The Living Art Session co-ordinated by Darren Fleischhacker, drama and com-tech teacher at William E. Hay Composite High School, had drama students from the school acting out different scenarios involving alcohol in the work place, at home, in public places and at bush parties. Throughout the evening, participants had the opportunity to anonymously submit their opinions on alcohol use in the community. The information is expected to be processed at a later date. “We will see what action needs to be taken and keep engaging the community,” Atkey said. “What behaviour is acceptable must be community driven.”
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Stettler woman runs away with medals LES STULBERG Independent reporter
Bridie Forde of Stettler was a runaway winner at the Canada 55-plus Games this summer in Nova Scotia, bringing home no less than seven medals. The games were held in Sydney on the Labour Day weekend. Forde’s medals were all won in running events, as
she captured silver in the 400 metres, the 10K and the 100-metre relay. She brought home bronze medals in the 800 metres, 1500 metres, 3000 metres and five-kilometre events. “The relay was fun,” the energetic 68-year-old said last week. “We were so close to getting the gold medal.” The retired cosmetology teacher has participated in the 55-plus Games half a dozen times.
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Forde’s awards added to Alberta’s medal count of 113, which landed the province in top spot in the nation. Alberta easily eclipsed Ontario’s 80-medal, second-place finish. While in Nova Scotia, Forde also competed in runs at the nearby Louisbourg National Historic Site, adding a silver in the 10K and a bronze in the 5K to her medal collection. “A lot of people didn’t run in this one — they were saving their energy for the Canada Games,” Forde said. “But I couldn’t not do it — the run around the historic fort is so beautiful.” Running is Forde’s passion. She has competed in multiple competitions and marathons, including the famous Boston Marathon twice — in 2011 and 2012. “It was so hot — the second hottest marathon in history,” Forde said of the 2012 run last spring. She said she completed the 26-mile run in a little more than five hours in 2011, but because of the extreme heat, she walked most of the course in 2012, taking more than six hours. Some runners dropped out and some ended up in hospital. After her retirement from teaching, Forde ran her first marathon in Dublin, Ireland, and that was followed by marathons in London, Edinburgh, Rome, Victoria and Las Vegas. She takes a camera with her on the marathons and captures special moments permanently. She has also had considerable success in the Five Peaks Trail Running Series, which has garnered her a multitude of medals. “I like cross-country — it’s so nice to run in the middle of nowhere,” Forde said. Forde credits her love of the sport to her roots. Born Bridget Kealey in Northern Ireland, she — along with her sisters — used to walk or run to the small rural school they attended. “I’ve had the nickname Bridie as long as I can remember, and it was actually years later that I learned my name was really Bridget,” Forde said. She also enjoyed dancing and has a small trophy she won in Irish dance when she was about 10 years old.
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“I just like movement,” Forde said with a laugh. She later taught adult jazz-fitness classes in Stettler in the 1980s. Forde met her Scottishborn husband, Jim Forde, in London. They married and were expecting their first child when they decided to move to Canada. Jim Forde accepted a teaching position in Saskatchewan, but Bridie wasn’t permitted to fly, so she joined him after the baby was born. The Fordes lived in Saskatchewan for nine years, at Maryfield and Indian Head, before moving to Stettler, where they raised two children, Kathleen and Gerard. Bridie is also a competitive cross-country skier. In 2012, she completed
her 20th Birkebeiner 55kilometre cross-country ski event, with an overall record of two gold medals in her age group, two silvers and five bronze. In 2010, she was awarded the John Toonen award for her dedication to the event. “I love being outside,” Forde said. She said running is a family affair. Both of her children, her son-in-law, daughter-in-law and grandchildren are all interested in running. “It’s great for us — family-wise,” Forde said. “My daughter and I had a great time cross-country running. “When my son comes home, we often go for a run. It is wonderful one-onone time to talk as friends.
“My husband and I often walk around Buttermilk Lake, watching the geese.” Forde said many of the competitions and marathons she has participated in have been turned into wonderful vacations, by staying longer to enjoy the local attractions. She said her husband and son accompanied her to the Boston Marathon. “Boston is an old and beautiful city — full of history. Jim and Gerard really enjoyed it there.” Forde has no intention of slowing down, with many of her weekends filled with running events. She has her sights set on competing in a marathon in Ireland next year and the opportunity to reunite with her sisters in her homeland.
Louisiana Hayride brings best to Stettler LES STULBERG Independent reporter
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Bridie Forde poses in her Stettler home last week with the seven medals she won this summer at the Canada 55-plus Games in Nova Scotia.
The Very Best of the Louisiana Hayride Show comes to Stettler this Sunday for a 7 p.m. performance at the Stettler Community Hall. Gil Risling, one of the show’s performers and promoters, said this is the fifth time the Louisiana Hayride show has been in Stettler. “This tour has all the
very best songs from three different shows in one performance,” Risling said. The show, in story and song, depicts the Louisiana Hayride — a live radio show broadcast over KWKH Radio in Shreveport, La., that ran successfully from 1948 to 1960. It was instrumental in establishing the careers of such artists as Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. The list of artists who performed at the Hayride is impressive and also featured
Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Roy Orbison and many others. The cast, all from the interior of B.C., includes Risling, William Brookfield, Mike Melnichuk, Andrea Anderson as Patsy and Adam Fitzpatrick as a young Elvis. Fitzpatrick won the amateur division at the Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival in 2008. Those who attended the Hayride show in Stettler this spring will recall Fitzpatrick was set to compete in the World Ultimate El-
vis Tribute Artist contest in Memphis this summer. Risling said Fitzpatrick placed in the top 15 in the world competition. Of local interest, Fitzpatrick has relatives at Stettler. The show is written, produced and narrated by Lori Risling. It is a nostalgic look back at classic music, performed live. The narration tells the story behind the songs. Tickets for the Stettler show are available at Panda Flowers in downtown Stettler.
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CRASH CENTRAL — A small car sustained minor damage last Saturday morning at about 11:15 a.m. on Highway 12 near the Stettler Wal-Mart entrance. It was the second collision at that location in about a week.
BY SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK Stettler RCMP detachment Overnight Saturday, Stettler RCMP members conducted a walk-through at Social Bo’s Bar in Stettler, as mandated by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act. “Topless waitresses and exotic dancers” were advertised to be working inside the business, and after speaking with a bar employee, police determined that it was going to be a problematic issue. Later, Stettler RCMP members attended a second time and had to remove an extremely intoxicated male from the bar because 29- and 36-year-old men were pushing each other back and forth. Another man had extremely slurred speech and had to be held up when walking to his nearby hotel room. At 1:21 a.m., investigators were called to the bar for a third time, as there was a report that there was fighting outside. The fight ended prior to police arriving, but a 24-year-old heavily intoxicated man was outside the bar and advised he was waiting for a ride. He was reported to have assaulted one of the employees, but was allowed to leave the area when his transportation arrived. At 1:36 a.m., a 25-yearold man from Alix was yelling right outside of the bar doors so loud that RCMP members could hear him in the Esso parking lot about 50 metres away. He was arrested for causing a disturbance, and for assaulting a police officer from a Sept. 21 incident. Previously at Social
Bo’s, he aggressively slapped a Stettler investigator on the shoulder, while swearing, and then ran away to evade capture. At 1:40 a.m., a 24-yearold man stumbled across Highway 12 and stopped in the middle of the roadway. An investigator spoke to the man from Pleasant View, P.E.I., and noted that he could not stand and had extremely slurred speech. He was eventually able to produce keys to his nearby hotel room. At that time, investigators were advised of another fight where a male was sucker-punched in the face. A 43-year-old man from Ashton, Ont., wass located at the back door behind the bar. He was extremely aggressive and an employee was trying to get him out the back door. The man was arrested for assault. He had to be assisted all the way tto the police car, as he could barely stand. Next, the 24-year-old man from P.E.I. was observed stumbling down the sidewalk along the bar, coming from the Esso parking lot. He was already advised to go home and members had watched him walk to his hotel and advised him not to return to the bar. He was arrested for public intoxication. At 1:46 a.m., a 36-yearold man from West Devon, P.E.I., was observed pushing a bar employee. He was arrested for assault and escorted away from the crowd. As the investigator was dealing with that man, a 32-year-old Stettler man and a 31-year-old man from Okotoks started aggres-
sively fighting with each other. Both were arrested for assault and causing a disturbance. They were also both charged with resisting arrest, as they were both extremely violent with investigators. As investigators dealt with prisoners in the police vehicles, they were required to return to the bar to control the large crowd of people. A 29-year-old man from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was arrested for causing a disturbance for yelling and swearing. He was also charged for resisting arrest. At that time, a 35-yearold West Devon, P.E.I., man was w arrested for causing a disturbance and resisting arrest. He was also highly intoxicated. Also, a drunk and belligerent 23-year-old man from Kamloops, B.C., was arrested t d and charged with causing a disturbance and resisting arrest. The attending RCMP members were forced to call in back-up members. The investigators on shift were out of handcuffs and there was no more room in police vehicles to transport prisoners to detachment cells. Lastly, a 19-yearold Stettler man was instructed to leave the bar as he was extremely intoxicated. He refused to leave and was arrested for public intoxication. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, as he had a quantity of cannabis
resin in his possession. The incident was extremely dangerous for the police and the general public. There were multiple bottles outside with liquor in them that had to be dumped out. There were multiple staggering drunk people walking all around the road, the highway and laying in the ditch. When police were dealing with the fights, large crowds of people would swarm around and refused to back up. The intoxicated people would crowd around the police cars and, at one time, a female was observed laying on the hood of the police car, with 10 to 15 people crowded around the cruiser. Police directed this crowd to disperse, but when investigators would deal with a fight, the crowd returned. As a result of the wild night, the following charges were laid: six counts of causing a disturbance and six counts of resisting arrest, one count of obstruction, and one count of possession of a controlled substance. Two prisoners were arrested for public intoxication and released when sober, without charges. This is the third Stettler case forwarded to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, within a few weeks. The Town of Stettler officials have been notified of the incident and the Stettler RCMP detachment will step up enforcement actions at the establishment. Problems at this location have been ongoing.
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Agriculture remains at risk in B.C. A recent trip to British Columbia highlighted once again the fragile future of agricultural production in that province. It seems the ag industry there is constantly fighting off attempts by various levels of government and the usual lobby groups to put them out of business. The problem for the industry is that they are a relatively small sector of the B.C. economy, with few voters to have any political power. In another life, many years ago, I ranched in the Peace River area of B.C., so I have some understanding of the political mindset “over there,” as it relates to agriculture. One of the major problems is that B.C. is essentially ruled by a vast urban majority who live in a fairly small area in the Vancouver and Victoria regions. Those folks have never had any connection or understanding of agriculture and have proven highly susceptible to politically-correct trends on food issues and the environment. Their elected representatives are prone to embrace trendy political whims for politically expediency — no surprise there. But such fanciful delusional attitudes tend to taint B.C. as being populated by hippies and airheads. Stories of an illegal marijuanagrowing industry in B.C. worth hundreds of millions of dollars only adds to that suspicion. Yet, B.C. is home to some fairly significant commercial intensive agriculture operations. Sophisticated, large-scale dairy, poultry and greenhouse operations continue to flourish, particularly in the Fraser Valley. But therein lies the problem — most non-ag folks and their governments don’t appreciate having to live amongst the side effects of such production — that being livestock odour, runoff, waste removal and other environmental concerns. Add into that never-ending battles by developers to remove farmland from the agricultural land reserve and you have enough ammunition to harass the ag industry out of business. The usual practice is to have bureaucrats at the provincial, regional and municipal level invent all sorts of regulations and red tape that restrict ag production one way or another. Besides just plain aggravation, it causes production costs to increase — that makes it ever more difficulty for B.C. producers to stay in business. B.C. is already a highcost production area and seems bent on making it worse. Producer organizations recently managed to fight off proposed waste disposal regulations — now they have been confronted with another move to regulate odour levels.
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Box 310 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 403-742-2395 Fax: 403-742-8050 Newsroom: If any of those regulations were to be imposed, an army of government enforcers would descend on B.C. farmers and processors armed with powers to impose outrageous fines. Clearly, agriculture would suffer the consequences — but that’s probably the plan. Producer groups valiantly fight off these blatant attempts to drive agriculture into oblivion, but they are getting tired. The quandary is that the B.C. government continues to pour millions of dollars into promoting B.C.-grown food products, whilst at the same time allowing other levels of government to wreck havoc on the production of those locally grown products. But then, I expect most B.C. urbanites have a different perspective of farming than what really exists. What they see at B.C. farmers’ markets are a plethora of quaint small farmers selling their organic rutabagas. What they do not want to see or smell are the side effects of real commercial agriculture. I would suggest that most B.C. urban consumers would be more than happy to see intensive farming production and processing disappear from the Fraser Valley. Ironically, the B.C. government 40 years ago created legislation to actually protect agricultural production and farmland. The province established the Agriculture Land Commission and zoned all the arable land in the province. It was insightful legislation for a province with so little actual usable agricultural land. However, since then, an army of developers, promoters, politicians of every level and busybody bureaucrats have been trying to undermine the legislation. The result has been a gradual loss of farmland by means of thousands of exemptions. The underlying scheme seems to be to make farming and food processing so difficult and costly that the industry will just die. That would seem to satisfy both local residents and land developers. The result would be to see some of the most productive farmland in North America paved over and built over. It’s a sad situation, but not unique to B.C. Similar loss of productive land around Calgary and Edmonton happens every year — only an abundance of remaining farmland hides what is happening.
Everyone must give account ‘for every empty word spoken’ Before I became a Christian, I didn’t follow Jesus, but I did not deny or mock Him either. Probably due to my church background, I felt offended when others did. I recall an unrefined individual, under the influence of liquor, saying, “The world would’ve been a better place if they had drowned baby Jesus when he was born!” I was flabbergasted, almost mentally paralyzed, that anyone would dare to be so irreverent! I extracted myself from the place and that person. Not long after that, as a new Christian, I was reading through the Gospels. I came to where Jesus said, “I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.” (Matthew 12:36) I was reminded of what that man had said about the Lord, and it troubled me. It also made me a little more conscious and concerned about my own words. More recently, I was reading some words by Richard Dawkins from his book entitled “God Delusion.” Dawkins is an atheist and well-known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. He described God as, “... the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” As I read Dawkins scathing remarks about the Heavenly Father, I was reminded of that man from many years before, and once again I was flabbergasted and almost mentally paralysed that anyone would dare to utter such sacrilege!
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-------I am concerned for such individuals who articulate careless and judgmental words against God … shaking their fist in His face so to speak. Mathew 12:34 says, “For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.” It is apparent that Dawkins has serious heart problems. But, do you know what? I don’t have to think of an old acquaintance or read Dawkins. The third commandment says (in modern English), “Don’t misuse the name of God.” That commandment is being broken with frequency and fervency all around me almost everywhere I go ... and somehow I am appalled by my old friend and offended by Dawkins, but (to my annoyance) I have apparently acquired a discriminative deafness to my own environment! I am not fully equating the blasphemous and profane quotes above with the casual and careless conversation all around us. However, while the intensity may differ, I would submit to you that the infraction is essentially the same. So is the accountability factor. “I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.” — Jesus Pastor Ross Helgeton is senior pastor at Erskine Evangelical Free Church.
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Electrical fault sparks rink fire 1987 — 25 years ago — The official opening of the $12-million Stettler Hospital Complex was a regal affair that included the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Band. — A fire at the Stettler arena that caused $4,000 to $5,000 damage was determined to have been caused by an electrical fault. — Many friendships were renewed at the Tolman School reunion at Rumsey. The school was closed in 1947. — The 356-member Stettler Legion Over-60 Club elected Dr. Dave Berezan as president. — More than 275 family histories have been received by the Botha history book committee. — A scholarship in the name of Henry Kroeger has been established to help university students who are studying waterand-soil management or rural economics. 1962 — 50 years ago — A disastrous fire consumed the west side of Erskine’s main street. Ritchie’s Hardware, with
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the Horace Chapman residence above, the post office and the Lucky Dollar grocery store were reduced to a pile of rubble. — Stettler service clubs hosted a $10,000 cash bingo to raise funds for a new swimming pool and for the community centre. — Advertised at the IGA: Purity Flour 25 pounds for $1.79, Brylcreem — large size with free comb for 69 cents, Kraft cheese slices for 65 cents, Beef steak – round, sirloin or T-Bone, 89 cents per pound. — Canada Savings Bonds were on sale at the Royal Bank, with an average yield to maturity at 5.11 per cent. — Stettler school superintendent B.J. Strain announced evening courses to be held for adults. 1937 — 75 years ago — The market report
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PAVING THE WAY — Work crews repave main street in Stettler at the intersection of 50 Avenue last week as part of the town’s downtown revitalization program.
Culture Days to change course next year RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter After the first Culture Days in Stettler drew relatively low support, organizers plan to move ahead with more enticing events next year to focus on the local diversity of the region. “One of best assets is local talent,” said Aubrey Brown, the executive-director of Stettler Regional Board of Trade, which co-ordinated the local end of the provincial celebration. “They draw crowds and we can build on that. My preference is to showcase local culture.” Brown made his comments last week as the organizing committee reviewed this year’s September event and set the path for next year’s festivities. It’s hoped that music and performing arts will become a higher focus next year. Among this year’s events were a Cultural Café on Saturday night and a Gospel Café on Sunday afternoon. “Food is a great attraction, and maybe we’ll have to include more food in future events,” Brown said.
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“One person suggested a pig roast, which used to draw about 1,000 people annually many years ago.” With $5,000 from the provincial government announced for Stettler last June, organizers agreed that earlier planning and promotion might have been more beneficial. For next year’s Culture Days, the committee plans to start organizing in February 2013. During last week’s meeting, people suggested an activity to feature ethnic foods, costumes and tradition, and a major activity downtown on a Friday night to kick off the weekend. Adding activities downtown appeared to be popular as a way to draw crowds after the flash dance on Saturday morning and farmers’ market raised enthusiasm. Some said that schedule would also enhance downtown businesses to be more active and take advantage of shoppers, while a town-wide garage sale downtown was also suggested. Organizers also plan to contact and welcome more community organizations and ethnic groups to participate in the weekend celebrations.
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Stettler and District Food Bank managing director Kathy Willis and volunteers from the community were extra busy during the annual food blitz last week. Stettler Regional Fire and Rescue helped deliver the goods.
Stettler food bank thankful for community’s generosity RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Just as families and friends gathered for Thanksgiving last weekend, Stettler and District Food Bank and recipients of food hampers were grateful for the growing community support. “This community is superb for its support for the food bank,” said Kathy Willis, the managing director for the past 15 years. That includes residents, businesses and organizations. “They have supported us in anyway they can,” Willis said. While the food bank has distributed an average of 114 hampers this year, up marginally from 112 last year, donations have flourished, she said.
That’s reflected in the number of generous donations during the annual food blitz held the first Monday of October with help from the Stettler Regional Fire and Rescue Department. “We had much larger donations at the food drive,” Willis said. “Economics of the community might be better than it was last year.” For recipients of food hampers, 54 per cent are for households with children, she said, while the rest are for adult-only homes. Over previous years, the food bank distributed 125 hampers in 2010, 120 in 2009, and 93 in 2008, thanks to the community support. “Our food bank is fortunate that we don’t have to organize any food drives or campaigns,” Willis said. “The community and community groups initiate them for us.”
The Stettler food bank relies on residents in the region to donate food, because provincial and federal funding is not available for food banks. Donations of food can be made at Sobeys and No Frills grocery stores in Stettler. At this time, fresh vegetables and fruit are accepted, but not canned food and wild meat, Willis said. Monetary donations help buy perishable products such as milk, eggs and meat. Cheques can be mailed to Box 1492, Stettler. Willis said activity at the food bank would be slightly disrupted as the Stettler United Church — where the food bank is located — undergoes renovations. For more information, phone Willis at 403-742-4567.
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Take time to develop, practise family ﬁre-escape plan A message from Mark Dennis, Stettler Regional Fire Chief This year, Fire Prevention week is Oct. 7 to 13. The theme is, “Have Two Ways Out.” Simply put, you should take some time with your family and develop and practise a fire-escape plan. Where possible, plan two exit routes from every
room. Designate a meeting place outside your home that everyone in your family understands. Practise your escape plan and make sure that everyone in your family knows what to do in case of fire in your home. On average, there is one fire death per 100,000 population in Alberta. Most fire deaths happen where we feel the safest, in our homes. Cooking-
related fires continue to be the highest cause of home fires. This year, we responded to several kitchen fires — most were related to unattended cooking activities. Sixty-one per cent of all fire deaths occur during sleeping hours. You should install smoke alarms on every floor and test them monthly. The batteries should be replaced yearly and
alarms every 10 years. On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., we will have an open house at the Stettler Fire Station. I invite you and your family to come down and check out the fire trucks and equipment on display. Fire safety in your home is up to you. Please be fire safe!
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Plan two ways out in case of ﬁre Planning how to get out of the house quickly is an important step in getting your family prepared for the possibility of a fire. During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, make sure that your family knows how to get out of a burning house. Visit each room in your home with every family member to make sure they are aware of two ways out. In most rooms, that means making sure that in addition to the door, there is at least one window in good working order that a person can use to get outside. Make sure that exit windows are not painted shut and that bug screens are removable. Show children how to open the window. If the window is high up the wall, draw a child’s attention to a piece of furniture they can move and stand on to reach the window ledge. Talk to your local fire department about the suitability of a rope ladder for upper level windows. Here are some additional fire-safety steps to review or refresh often with the whole family: — Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows. Invite children to contribute to the drawing. Post it somewhere central in the home so it can be reviewed often. — Make sure your home has smoke
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Architects hired for Rec Centre upgrades The job — estimated at more than $1.5 million — has been deemed necessary to meet a growing demand for the multi-purpose facility. At its regular meeting last week, town council approved a staff recommendation to hire John Hull Architect and
RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter With a mandate to upgrade the 20-year-old Stettler Recreation Centre, the Town of Stettler has hired a consultant to draft design plans for the project.
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sooner than later at a steady pace. “It’s time to get at it,” said Coun. Malcolm Fischer, who has led the committee to discuss plans for a new spacious and modern seniors’ centre. He has previously predicted that the seniors’ centre could be ready within two years, considering that the infrastructure is already in place. Although no specific costs have been confirmed by the architects, Penner said they’re wiling to assess the entire building and plan. Funding and budget figures are also expected to be finalized for the next three years, which will include support from the
RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Local residents are urged to get their annual flu shots at free drop-in clinics scheduled to start in the Stettler area next week. Drop-in clinics for influenza immunization are set for Stettler, Big Valley, Donalda and Halkirk. Alberta Health Services has specifically scheduled clinics for: — Stettler Community Hall on Oct. 16 and 17, Nov. 14 and 15 and Dec. 13, each day from 1 to 7 p.m. For more information, phone 403-820-6004. — Donalda Seniors’ Centre on Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. — Big Valley Seniors’ Drop-in Centre on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. Halkirk village office on Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon.
“Fall means the start of flu season,” Health Minister Fred Horne said in a news release. “Getting the flu shot is a no-cost, safe and highly effective way to prevent illness and stay healthy this year. “I hope all Albertans will take the time to protect themselves and their families by getting immunized.” Similar to last year, the influenza vaccine will be offered free of charge to all Albertans six months of age and older. The vaccine will be available through publicimmunization clinics, as well as through some pharmacists and physician offices. A nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) will also be available for the first time this year, targeted toward eligible children between two and 17 years old. “As the single mosteffective means of
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protecting oneself from influenza infection and illness, annual immunization is an important part of every Albertans’ fall routine,” Dr. James Talbot. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, said in a news release. “We call it an annual immunization for a reason: the virus is continually changing, and to maintain your immunity and be protected for the season ahead, you need to be immunized every year.” While immunization is recommended for all Albertans, individuals at high risk for severe complications related to influenza (including children between the ages of six and 23 months, anyone over 65 years of age, pregnant women, and individuals with chronic medical conditions, including severe obesity) are encouraged to be immunized as soon as possible. “Health-care workers are also a very important group to be immunized, especially those of us who are in regular contact with patients,” Dr. Talbot said. To learn more about influenza illness, immunization and this year’s program, visit albertahealthservices.ca.
New home for radio station Q-14 Radio of Stettler is changing its name — and its place on the radio dial. As of Monday, Oct. 15, the station becomes known as Q93.3 FM. “Q-14, as it has been known since 1976, has changed its image and frequency, and now becomes Q93.3 FM,” station manager Vicki Leuck said in a news release Tuesday. She said Q93.3 FM would be a country station — as was Q-14 Radio on the AM band. “Music selection is made up of the top hits, along with a variety of favourites from the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s,” Leuck said. “Q93.3 FM targets a demographic of adults ages 25 to 54.”
Sight Seekers to meet Thursday Stettler Sight Seekers plans to meet this Thursday at 10 a.m. at Paragon Place. The scheduled guest speaker is author and vision speaker Sue Bowman, who plans to speak on her whitecane walk across Canada. Coffee will be served at the meeting.
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Gadsby couple cruisin’ on honeymoon The fall colours mark the beginning of autumn, and with it a Happy Thanksgiving to all. Fred and Velvet Entwisle have returned from a sevenday cruise to Alaska, the inside passage on the Norwegian cruise line Jewel. It was a belated honeymoon; joining them were Fred’s sister Cathy Prillar from Didsbury and Vevlvet’s sister Faye and Fritz Gramm from Salmo, B.C. Highlights of the trip were whale-watching in Juneau, where they saw a mamma suckling her baby; feeding the seals; watching the sea lions and sightseeing in Ketchikan on a float plane. In Skagway, they enjoyed a salmon bake and gold-panning. On the last night of their visit, they docked overnight near Victoria on Vancouver Island, before returning home via Vancouver on Sept. 22. Velvet reports they had a fantastic time. Betty Hadwin flew to Ontario, where she spent 16 days with her friend Ethel at St. Catharines. While there, they motored to the tourist town of St. Jacobs, and they experienced the shopping advantages and sights. Thelma Davits spent a few days in Stettler and area, visiting family and friends. She was on her way home from a family reunion, on her mother’s side of the family.
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Creaseys’ departure is loss ADVERTISE HERE for Halkirk, gain for Stettler Call us at The Halkirk Elks hosted eight visitors from the Heisler lodge at their regular meeting on Tuesday evening. It was an inter-district visit led by their district deputy, James Zimmer. After the meeting, there was an opportunity for the members from the two lodges to share views and experiences over snacks and refreshments. Among the items discussed during the meeting was the oyster fry and white elephant sale, the fall supper and a quote was for a new sound system for the hall was reviewed. The Halkirk Elks meet on the first Tuesday of the month. They are a very active lodge, and new members are always welcome. Several of our students participated in the CARA cross-country runs last Tuesday at Theresetta School. Winter hours for the waste-transfer station are now being used. They are Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our community bids farewell to Dick and Ann Creasey, who have moved into Stettler. Their presence will be missed in our community and will be an asset to the Town of Stettler. Steve and Edie Woodrow from Blackfalds were recent weekend visitors with Jan and Rose Koenraadt and Matthew and Scott. Stan and Mabel Wheller from Killam spent Sunday afternoon visiting with Stan and Dorothy Anderson. They met to exchange
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WIDE LOAD — The transport of this home caused a few headaches Saturday at Tolman Bridge, west of Rumsey. The road was temporaily blocked while crews worked to free the attached garage from the bridge railing. Traffic was halted for about an hour.
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It was an oversight on my part not to say that several Rumsey folks attended the birthday celebrations for Vaughn Gliesier of Hardisty on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Newcastle hall. Their family had a party to celebrate Vaughn’s 75th birthday, but also to celebrate their mom Ella’s birthday, which was Sept. 25. It was really neat, as Vaughn occasionally wears suspenders — loud and colourful ones — and so most of his family had the same dress code for the party. A couple of dates that you might want to mark on the calendar — the Big Valley craft sale is set for Saturday, Nov. 17, and the Munson fall supper is Thursday, Oct. 25. In a recent newsletter from STARS, it was noted that at the Rumsey Ride for STARS last Aug. 12, the merchandise that was sold that day generated more than $1,400. That was really good and appreciated by the STARS foundation. A gentle reminder that Sharon’s father’s funeral will be held this Saturday, Oct. 13, for anyone who plans on attending. It will be held at 2 p.m. in Sherwood Park at
the Glenwood Memorial Gardens. If anyone needs the address, give me a call. The news is short and sweet this week, as it is a short week because of Monday’s holiday. It is our hope that everyone enjoyed a happy Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends around. We had exciting plans at our house, with all of our family planning to return home, plus our dear friend, Wendell Ebbett from Sunset House. Elgin Lifeso’s funeral is set for this Saturday, Oct.13.
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you could be the next big winner. Don’t forget the floor tournament slated for Thursday, Oct. 25, starting at 9 a.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. Put a team together and come out for a great time. To register a team, call Robbie Kary at 403-7422116. Botha Christmas Craft Sale is being held the weekend of Nov. 2-4. To book a table, phone Marsha Mailer at 403-7422559. Everyone is invited to join. Don’t forget every Wednesday morning, starting at 10 a.m., it’s coffee time at the Botha Senior Centre. Then on Wednesday afternoons, come out for carpet bowling. It starts at 1:30 p.m. Both activities take place at the Botha Senior Centre. Floor curling happens every Thursday at 7 p.m. Come on out for a great
time. Church services happen at 1 p.m. every Sunday afternoon for the month of September, so come on out and worship with them. The Botha Community Centre is delighted to have the raw talent studio in the hall four days per week. The hall will continue renovations, with bookings for a year in advance. If you have any questions or would like to be on the board, contact Lorraine Hankins at 403-7421155 or email jhankins@ xplornet.com. With school in session, it seems hard to believe the students are into their second month already … where has the time gone? Botha students have been busy, like usual, and everything is going in full force now. Motorists are advised to please watch out for the kids walking to and from school.
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In her fight against cancer, Bonnie Lynn of the Stettler Elementary School administration joined students in the Terry Fox Run on Sept. 28, as the SES community raised more than $18,000. From left are April Nelson, Ximena Sierra, Mrs. Lynn, Reece Kranzler, Niko Zourpakis, Brody Lang and Madison Bauer. for crows hidden around the playground, stuffed a scarecrow, and did some scarecrow crafts, as well as all of their work featured a scarecrow theme for the day. In our Grade 2 classrooms, they just started
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Our day started with our T-shirt and hat draws. Congratulations to the students that won the T-shirts and hats. Thanks to our school council for donating the Tshirts, to Mr. Olafson and Mrs. Johnstone for donating the hats, and to Sobeys for donating out doughnut and juice snack. Right after lunch recess, the whole school was out on the track, running for our Terry Fox Run. We enjoyed seeing all the parents, grandparents and babysitters that came and joined us! Thanks to Mrs. Thorne and Mr. Olafson for arranging to use the high school tower for our music during the run, and to Mr. Baharally for allowing us to use the football tower to play our music and make our announcements outside. We had a wonderful surprise visit from Mrs. Lynn, who has finished her last rounds of treatments and is now home resting and recovering “I was very excited to see all of the students and staff, and was very touched by the number of people who said they were running for me on their Terry Fox stickers,” Mrs. Lynn said. “I appreciate all of the encouragement and support I have received, and am proud of SES for once again Working Together to Help Outrun Cancer.” We will all be happy to see her back in our halls again soon. Another big thank-you goes out to everyone in the community that donated to the Terry Fox Foundation and also to all of the students that collected pledges. And thanks to Jim’s Video for donating a video rental for each and every classroom. What a wonderful reward for our students for all of their hard work to support cancer research. As a school, we will be focusing on traffic safety and school bus safety for “School Bus Safety Week,” which runs from Oct. 22 to 26, by having our students participate in a variety of safety activities. The kindergarten classes celebrated fall with a scarecrow day last Friday. Staff and students dressed up as scarecrows. They headed outside to hunt
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Frost takes bite out of growing season The district received its first killing frost last Wednesday night, and it was a dilly. The hard frost has officially put an end to the growing season for another year. A correction to last week’s news — the last Wednesday of operation at the landfill transfer station is actually today, Oct. 10. After that date, winter hours will resume, with the landfill only open on Saturday. Sorry about the confusion. The Byemoor community’s annual roast-beef supper is scheduled for Oct. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Byemoor hall. It’s a good opportunity to get out and enjoy some good home-cooking. Logan Gutsche has been busy renovating the former farm home of his grandparents, Art and Lucy Gutsche. Nolan and DeAnna Groundwater are also in the process of renovating the home of Nolan’s grandfather, Ross Groundwater, on the farm. When the renovations are completed, it will be nice to have more young people living in our community. The first crib night of the fall was held at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Tuesday. Top score was that of
Multiple events on weekend calendar By Darlene Tantrum Donalda and District Museum We hope that everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to support your community art gallery by supporting the Oktoberfest 2012 on Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. We’re serving German cuisine and canned German music, along with a cash bar. Tickets are available at the Donalda & District Museum or the Stettler Independent office. To reserve seating, call 403-883-2100 or 403-883-2381. Everyone is welcome.
Lawrence Wilkie, while Eleanor Schultz and Ben Kobi tied for second. The next crib meet will be on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Byemoor School held western days at the school on Friday and many of the students enjoyed getting decked out in their finest western attire. School pictures will be taken at the Byemoor School on Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m., and pre-schoolers are welcome. The school awards and citizenship ceremony will be held at the school on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Sandy Muir from Armstrong, B.C., was out for his annual hunting trip and, as usual, brought his local friends an assortment of
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The Canadian Cowboys hockey team included three Stettler representatives during a European tour this summer. In the top photo (from left) are Paul du Toit, coach Jon Nichols and Tye Mulgrove. In the team photo at left, Nichols is on the far right in the back row, du Toit is at the far left in the front row and Mulgrove is second from right in the front row. The Cowboys were made up of 1999-born players, mostly from Alberta.
Stettler boys soak up European hockey tour JOHN M AC N EIL Independent editor Hockey season began a couple of months early for a couple of Stettler bantams who toured Europe in August as part of the Canadian Cowboys. On and off the ice, Paul du Toit and Tye Mulgrove soaked up the trip of a lifetime, as the AAA summer hockey team of 1999born players made stops in Germany, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic. Mulgrove had so much fun that he didn’t want the 15-day journey to end. “I liked playing hockey with new people, and meeting new friends,” he said of skating on a select team of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan players. “I’m friends with most of them on Facebook now. “I learned a lot from different coaches and different cities.” The Cowboys’ coach was a familiar face in Jon Nichols, who coached du Toit and Mulgrove last winter with the Stettler peewee AA team. Venice, Italy, was among the favourite destinations for Mulgrove, who turned 13 in July. “There’s no cars or anything,” he said. “It’s all walking and boats. It was kind of cool. It’s all really old, with lots of castles.” L i kew i s e , s i g h t s e e ing intrigued du Toit, who also turned 13 before the Cowboys left Canada in late July. He marvelled at Neuschwanstein Castle in Fussen, Germany. “On the first full day there, it was really nice to see it — on top of the hill and everything — it’s really big,” du Toit said. “Verona, Venice and Vienna were really nice, too, and Prague, too — those were probably the top five (highlights).” It was as much a cultural experience as a hockey tour for the kids and members of their families — du Toit was joined by his mother Amore and brother Stefan, while Mulgrove’s travel companions were his father Ryan and grandfather Larry. “At the end of the trip,
Stettler buddies Paul du Toit (left) and Tye Mulgrove turned 13 in July, the same month they departed for Europe as part of the Canadian Cowboys hockey club.
Grandpa and Dad were ready to go home, but Tye wanted to go play some more hockey,” said a smiling Larry Mulgrove. The Canadian contingent covered 15,000 kilometres in the air and 2,800 kilometres on the bus. It’s no wonder the Cowboys had to catch up on their sleep when they returned home. “I didn’t think it was going to be so busy,” du Toit said. “The most sleep we could get was one night of 10 hours of sleep. And the rest were, like, eight hours, and that’s not fun for me. I like 10 hours of sleep, at least.” The international hockey experience was a tuneup for the Stettler boys — Grade 8 classmates — as they prepared for this season’s jump to bantam. “It’s helped to improve (my skills),” du Toit said. “But it was more really nice just to see Europe and the culture there. That was more the highlight for me. It was really fun.” He came home with a greater appreciation of the facilities available to hockey players in Canada — and indeed Stettler. Not to mention the officials. “They could not understand English — the Czech refs — and they made bad calls,” said du Toit, a defenceman. “Like, if we had good hits, they’d call it as a penalty. It got annoying.
“In the bronze-medal game (of the Czech Hockey Challenge Cup), we were ahead 2-0 going into the last period, but we lost 4-3 (to the host Czech Republic), and all four of their goals were powerplay goals and all four of our penalties were not good penalties. Like, in Canada, they would not have been a penalty.” In the Cowboys’ final game, Mulgrove had two points, including the opening goal. He broke loose on a breakaway as an opposing defenceman fell to the ice. “I went forehand to backhand,” said Mulgrove, a centre who listed that third-place showdown as the most memorable game on the trip. “The goalie went down quick and, poof, the puck was in the net,” said his proud Grandpa. It was a busy summer for Mulgrove, a pitcher who played competitive baseball before heading on the hockey journey. “It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be,” he said of the travel toll. Team Canada gathered in Canmore for a July training camp and a tour of Banff. The players were decked out in Canadian clothing, jerseys and equipment before they left the country. Fittingly, some members of the Canadian entourage sported cowboy hats.
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“At the tournament party in Prague, we met kids from other countries,” du Toit said. “Me and my brother, we traded our cowboy hats and we got two jerseys from Europe — I think they were both from Poland, so it was nice.” As for wearing the Canadian colours, “it was nice,” he said. “But sometimes our teammates got really mad. I’m just, like, ‘OK, we’re representing Canada, act more like grown-ups. Show some class. “I got two bad penalties, and I was mad at the ref, but I just said nothing.” The soft-spoken Mulgrove did most of his talking on the ice. The Edmonton Oilers’ fan also had a strong recollection of details from each of the Cowboys’ games. After winning a pair of exhibition games over Italy and Austria, the Cowboys visited four arenas in the Czech Repbulic for Challenge Cup action. “Three of them were pretty much a barn,” Larry Mulgrove said. “They were in tough areas — poor areas — and they were smelly, stinky old dives.” In tournament play, Canada beat the Boston Blue Chips 4-3 and a Polish team 7-5 before losing 7-1 to the Russians and 8-2 to the Czech Republic. “The Russians played really good as a team,” said du Toit, who scored Canada’s go-ahead goal against Boston on a topcorner shot. “They passed really good and they were fast.” It was another round in the storied Canada-Russia rivalry — not of the magnitude of the 1972 Summit Series, but memorable nonetheless. “It was an awesome trip for sightseeing,” Larry Mulgrove said. “It was a great experience for the kids and their hockey.” T h e C ow b oy s , w h o were made up mostly of Albertans, included Daysland twins Braydan and Brendan Davis. Brendan was one of the Canadian goaltenders.
Paul du Toit (left) and Tye Mulgrove of Stettler were not only hockey players, but also tourists, during a 15-day educational trip that included hockey and sightseeing.
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Lightning lose three straight After opening the season with back-to-back wins, the Stettler Lightning took a tumble in the past week, losing three times in as many Heritage Junior Hockey League games. All three scores, however, were relatively close. The Lightning lost 5-3 to the unbeaten Copperheads on Sunday in Coaldale, after falling 5-4 to the Airdrie Thunder on Saturday night in Stettler and 5-3 to the host Blackfalds Wranglers last Tuesday night. At Coaldale, the leagueleading Copperheads — 7-0-1 — outscored Stettler 4-2 in the opening period and chased Lightning starting goaltender Coleman Waddell, who gave up four goals on 14 shots. Three of those goals were powerplay markers. Lyle Wooden scored two Stettler goals and Wyatt Haustein had the other. The lone Lightning assists came from Jacob Schwarzenberger and rookie Clinton Allen, with his first point in the junior B league. Stettler reliever Simon Thieleman stopped all but one of the 34 shots he faced through the final two periods. Copperheads goalie Scott Yanota made 34 saves as Coaldale held a 48-37 edge in shots. Alex Barthel led the Copperheads with two goals and an assist. Friday night in Stettler, the teams were tied 2-2 after two periods, but Airdrie outscored the Lightning
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Blake Frechette (11) of the Stettler Lightning staves off Airdrie Thunder captain Alex Hustad in Heritage Junior Hockey League play Saturday night at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Stettler was outscored 3-2 in the third period and lost 5-4. 3-2 in the final 20 minutes. Landon Potter scored two goals for Stettler, with a power-play marker in the second period and the other with 12 seconds left in the game and Thieleman on the Lightning bench in favour of an extra skater. Wooden, with another two-point night, and Blake Frechette also scored for Stettler. Both goaltenders —
Thieleman and the Thunder’s Kade Taplin — each faced 39 shots. Airdrie (2-3-1) got two third-period goals from Donavon Henrion and a goal and three assists from Dylan Johnston. The Thunder won in Stettler just 24 hours after losing 4-2 to the High River Flyers (3-3) at home Friday night. The 2-3 Lightning suf-
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Jacob Schwarzenberger (17) of the Stettler Lightning hooks up with Airdrie Thunder defenceman Ryan Gould in front of the Airdrie net Saturday night during Airdrie’s 5-4 win in Heritage Junior Hockey League action at the Stettler Recreation Centre.
fered their first loss of the season last Tuesday in Blackfalds, where the 2-0 Wranglers opened a 2-0 lead in the first period. Thanks to a pair of Reese Anheliger goals, the Lightning regrouped and trailed 3-2 after the second period. Stettler pulled even in the third on a Kyler O’Connor goal, but Blackfalds quickly answered with goals from Jared Williams and Liam Wiese. Waddell made 34 saves in the Stettler net, while Layne Swier of Blackfalds blocked 32 shots for the victory. Lightning defenceman Steven Fletcher picked up his first junior B point with an assist in last Tuesday’s game — as did fellow rookie Ricky Armstrong at home Saturday. Jared Kambeitz assisted on three of the Blackfalds goals in Tuesday’s victory. O’Connor leads the Lightning with three goals and six points after five games, while defenceman Cam Wright has five assists in as many games. This Saturday, the Lightning host the Okotoks Bisons at 7:30 p.m. at the Stettler Recreation Centre. The Bisons (3-2) are coming off a 6-3 win over the Medicine Hat Cubs (4-2-1) on Sunday. Before they tangle with the Lightning, the Bisons host the Cochrane Generals (1-3-1) on Friday night in Okotoks.
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Wyatt Peters (left) and T.J. Dahl of the Stettler Wildcats set up serves during senior boys’ high school volleyball action last Wednesday at William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler. The Wildcats lost 3-0 to the Camrose Trojans, who posted 25-22, 25-17 and 27-25 victories. The JV boys from Stettler lost 3-2 to Camrose. Both clubs are back in action tonight when they visit the Lindsay Thurber Raiders in Red Deer.
Up-and-down week for volleyball Wildcats The Stettler Wildcats batted .500 in senior girls’ high school volleyball action last Thursday at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School in Red Deer. In interlock play, the Wildcats defeated the West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House 2-1 (25-11, 29-31 and 15-10) before falling 2-0 (25-9 and 25-7) to the host Raiders. “The senior girls came out strong in the first set versus Rocky, with excellent serving and defence that shut down the Rebels,” said Wildcats coach Warren Aspenes. “We struggled a bit in the second set, losing a close one, but then were able to bounce back in the third and deciding match.” The Stettler girls ran out of gas against the host team. “The girls were flat right from the start and did not get into an aggressive rhythm with their attacks,” Aspenes said. “Thurber’s excellent serving seemed to handcuff the girls and we just were not able to get any momentum, and thus lost in two straight sets.” The Wildcats’ player of the game last Thursday was Kennidy Fisher. The junior varsity girls from Stettler were also in action Thursday at Red Deer,
and they also split their games. The Wildcats beat West Central 2-0 (25-19 and 25-8) and lost 2-0 (25-20 and 25-17) to Lindsay Thurber. Both of Stettler’s girls’ teams were scheduled to return to the court Tuesday night (after the Independent went to press), as the senior and junior Wildcats hosted the Lacombe Rams. Boys’ teams fall to Camrose At home last Wednesday, the senior boys’ Wildcats lost 3-0 in their best-offive match against the Camrose Trojans. Camrose rebounded from a 7-2 deficit in the third set to win 27-25. The Trojans opened with 25-22 and 25-17 victories. The Wildcats’ player of the game was Braden Deagle. Stettler’s junior varsity boys went the distance against Camrose, but lost 3-2. Tonight, both boys’ teams from Stettler head to Red Deer to face Lindsay Thurber. The JV showdown is set for 6 o’clock and the senior action is slated for 7:30. This weekend, the senior girls host a tournament at William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler, while the senior boys’ Wildcats are off to a tournament at Drayton Valley.
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HAILES Adaline Margaret You are Our sunshine On September 30, 2012, Ada Hailes of St. Albert passed away at the age of 93 years. Ada will be lovingly remembered by her children, Jim and Janice Hailes, Bob and Lavonne Hailes, Judy Ringdahl, Kathie and Randall Brown, and Jackie and Randy Fidler; grandchildren, Donald and Lynette Hailes, Cheryl and Clint Moen; Jarett and Lisa Hailes, Aidan Hailes and Lindsay Stamhuis; Kaeleigh and Courtney Brown; Lacy and Rory Fidler. Though it took awhile for Mom to become a great-grandmother she will warmly be remembered by Shaylah, Jaymeson, Porter, Ellison, Lleyton and Foster. She was predeceased by her husband, George and son-in-law, Jack Ringdahl. The family would like to convey their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Youville Home for their wonderful care of Mom over the last year. Your warmth and compassion towards Mom will always be remembered. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Pilgrim United Church, 9008 - 135 Avenue, Edmonton with Reverend David Wasyk officiating. Cremation has taken place with inurnment to follow at a later date. Friends who wish to make memorial donations in Ada’s name can do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, 10985 - 124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca) or Youville Home, 9A St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert, AB, T8N 1K1. Flowers are gratefully declined. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com PARK MEMORIAL Edmonton 780-426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre
Sunday, Oct. 14 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Adults - $10 6-12 - $5 5 and under - Free Family - $30 We need donations of carrots
BIBLE BELIEVER’S CONFERENCE, Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, 5923-51 Ave., Stettler, Saturday, Oct. 20, 9-4 p.m. (Lunch provided). Guest speakers: Vance Nelson, Creation Truth Ministries; Dr. David Dunn, Bridges for Peace.
Jan. 17, 1983 - Oct. 14, 2006 Six long years have gone by, And still there is not one day we don’t cry. I miss your smile, your voice, your face, Memories that time cannot erase. It is just so hard to get through the days. I start each day with thoughts of you, I would give anything to be with you. And even though we are far apart, You’re always with us, in our hearts.
Bridal shower for Cory Chesla’s finance Katherine (Kat) McKitrick Sunday, October 21, 2 p.m., Doreen Hiller’s at 6106-47 Ave. For info, call 403-742-4738
~Loved & missed Mom, Marvin, Reanne, Nolan, Ryan, Julie & Jerius
CALLING ALL 4-H BEEF MEMBERS. The Big Knife 4-H Beef Club will be holding it’s reorganizational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Botha Senior Center at 7 p.m. Any kids aged 9 as of Jan. 1 are welcome to join. For more information, call Denise at 403-740-5566. 4-H is an opportunity to have fun and meet new people.
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FREEMAN Thank you to everyone for all of your concern, memorials and calls. Thank you to Dr. Bouwer and the Stettler Hospital for the excellent patient care. Your support is much appreciated.
~Donna Freeman and family
IN loving memory of Tillie Stang who passed away October 13, 2005. In the hearts of those who love you, You will always be here. Forever remembered. Sadly missed.
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Annual Fall Roast Beef Supper At Byemoor Community Hall
Saturday, Oct. 20 (Note: Supper is on a Saturday this year)
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Adults ~ $10 Children (6 to 12 yrs.) ~ $5 Under 6 ~ FREE Everyone welcome!
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Robert Andrews (Bubbles) and Janene Burwash
on Oct. 14, 2-4 p.m. at Stettler Anglican Church basement. Bring a copy of your favorite cookie recipe to share with the happy couple.
COME & enjoy an evening of Octoberfest Saturday, Oct. 13, Donalda Community Hall. German Cusine, cash beer bar and canned music. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at Donalda Museum, 403-883-2100, Marlene, 403-883-2381 or at the Stettler Independent. This is a Donalda Art Society Fundraiser.
Due to renovations, Stettler United Church will NOT be holding their Annual Fall Supper.
A grave-site prayer will be held at the Alto-Reste Cemetery, East of Red Deer, beginning at 1:15 pm for those who would like to pay their respects to the babies who are buried at the SE corner cemetery plot. The Remembrance service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Balmoral Bible Chapel. Both locations are off 30th Ave., on 55th Street - Hwy 11A East.
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For more information about the service please contact Heather Moon, Perinatal Bereavement Program, at (403) 343-4596
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FULL-TIME LICENSED HAIR STYLIST ON A CHAIR RENTAL BASIS. Apply to The Attic Unisex Hair Design, Main Street, Stettler.
Parents, family, friends, staff and anyone who would like to remember a special baby are most welcome to attend. No RSVP necessary.
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Looking for my mother’s Supervisors, saddle… Equipment Operator’s, My mother was Yvonne Fusion Techs Olive Ripper. She had a w e s t e r n s a d d l e s t o r e d & Pipeline Labourers somewhere in the Stettler Preference will be given area. Mom passed away to those applicants with last year and this saddle is previous pipeline exp. & of great sentimental value are willing to travel & work to me. I would love to get long hours. Preference will it back. If you have any also be given to those information as to the applicants with WHMIS, whereabouts of my saddle, Ground Disturbance II & please leave a message at H2S. Valid driver’s license 780-464-2778 or & abstract a must. firstname.lastname@example.org Other related tickets would be an asset. Fax resumes with tickets to 403-746-3330 or e-mail to email@example.com
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CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL GAS CO-OP LTD. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driver’s licence required. Forward resume: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0.
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The AHS - Perinatal Bereavement Program of Central Alberta will hold their 13th annual remembrance service on Saturday, Oct. 13th, 2012 in Red Deer. This service is held to remember those infants who have died during pregnancy or so near to their birth including miscarriage, stillbirth, and early neonatal death. The service provides a place of remembrance and support for parents, families and staff who grieve the death of these infants.
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You are invited to a 90th Birthday Celebration for PETER CHITRENKY on Saturday, Oct. 27, 7-10 p.m., Stettler Legion Hall, 5014-51 St., Stettler.
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BYEMOOR 4-H Beef Start Up Meeting Oct. 16, 7 pm. Endmoor Arena. More info 403-574-2359
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Thursday, Oct. 18 Stettler Legion Hall Dance to a live band: Old Tyme Aires Cocktails: 5 p.m. Supper: 6 p.m. Dance: 7-10 p.m. Catered by: Gobbles Food Express Tickets $17.50/person, Dance only $10/person Available at the door Sponsored by: Stettler Seniors Social Society Everyone Welcome Young & Old!
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Heartland Arts Troupe Society GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS …a pre-Christmas treat for the whole family… at the Performing Arts Centre November 15, 16, 17 Evenings @ 7:30 p.m. November 18 Matinee @ 2:00 p.m. Tickets available at Wells Furniture, Main Street, Stettler (403) 742-3223 Tickets: $20.00 or 4 for $60.00
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Stettler Curling Club Annual General Meeting October 18 at 7 p.m. Upstairs - Curling Rink Everyone welcome!
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The Summer Village of Rochon Sands requires an Administrator with experience in administration, ďŹ nancial management and an effective communicator and community promoter. Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the successful candidate will direct, administer and coordinate all of the affairs of the Incorporated Summer Village of Rochon Sands. The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of administration, including management of human resources, operations and projects in accordance with Council Bylaws and Policies.
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Stettler General Manager Canalta Hotels is currently seeking a General Manager for the Ramada in Stettler, AB. Applicant must have prior supervisory or management experience. A strong sales interest and/or background would be an asset. Other assets include excellent organizational skills, communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to motivate and coach staff members. We are looking for a kind-hearted person who is responsible, reliable, and self motivated, with a passion for hospitality and customer service. We offer a competitive salary, benefits package, training and development plans, RRSP plan, and an experienced support structure. We would be happy to receive your resume by: Email â€“ firstname.lastname@example.org Fax â€“ (403) 820 - 6299 Mail â€“ PO Box 2109, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 Sales & Distributors
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Join the professional team at the Stettler Independent, one of Stettlerâ€™s longest-serving and trustworthy businesses. Each week, we deliver the news and advertising content that generations of central Albertans have relied on at home and away. As a full-time advertising sales representative, you would provide advertising solutions for clients, maintain existing accounts and generate new business. The ideal candidate has sales experience and strong customer-service skills. Computer and administrative skills are also considered assets. The Stettler Independent 4810â€”50 St. P.O. Box 310 Stettler, AB TOC 2L0
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Service Rig Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd. is seeking qualified candidates to fill Floorhand, Derrickhand and Driller positions. These positions are locally based. Applicants must have all necessary valid tickets for the position applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary & benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 403-258-3197 Or mail to: Ste. 5309, 333 - 96 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T3K 0S3
Tornado Hydrovacs, a division of PetroďŹ eld Industries is accepting resumes for: â€˘ Industrial Painters â€˘ Sandblasters â€˘ Welders (Journeyman
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Willing to train if candidate has related basic skills or experience. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, or an excellent beneďŹ t package. Please forward resume to hr@petroďŹ eld.com or Fax 403 742-5544.
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. APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS. Local company hiring for Stettler area work. Industrial work. Forward resumes to email@example.com
DNR Pressure Welding requires B Pressure Welders, CWB Welders and Apprenticeship welders. Excellent opportunity for apprenticeship. Excellent benefit packages. Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. No Phone calls please. Drug and alcohol program in effect.
DNR Pressure Welding requires Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Excellent benefit packages. Email resumes to email@example.com. No Phone calls please. Drug and alcohol program in effect.
New Holland dealer in Stettler is now accepting applications for Agricultural Technicians or Journeyman/Heavy Duty mechanics with ag experience. We offer year round employment, hourly salary from $25 to $32.50 depending on qualifications, excellent benefits and a positive, friendly team oriented work environment. If you are looking for a rewarding career with a successful growing organization, then forward your resume to: Billâ€™s Farm Supplies, Attn: Tracey, Box 1325, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0, fax 403-742-1282, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
T.J. LOGGING of Whitecourt, Alberta is accepting resumes for experienced heavy duty operators, hoe, dozer, skidder, buncher, processor, delimber for immediate employment. Fax resume 780-778-2428
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ALL ROUND EMPLOYEE for housekeeping, tavern/store in small town friendly hotel. Full-time, room included. Phone Marg 403-857-9134 in Youngstown, Alberta.
DNR Powerline Construction requires Labourers/apprentices Journeyman & Foreman for various projects in Alberta. Excellent opportunity for apprenticeship. Excellent benefit packages. Fax resume to 403-742-5759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Attention : Noel. No phone calls please. Drug and alcohol program in effect.
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The Summer Village of Rochon Sands #1 Hall Street Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0
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There are 178 developed lots within the Village with recreational activities that provide year round enjoyment for residents and visitors to the area.
The Starting Salary will be negotiable depending on experience. Hours of work are ďŹ‚exible and will be determined according to the successful candidateâ€™s abilities and experience.
MASSAGE THERAPIST for busy Alternative Care Clinic in Stettler. Therapist must have 2200 hrs. or be registered in second year program. For more information call Edith at Naturally Yours 403-742-2006. Resumes may be faxed to 403-742-2030 or e-mailed to naturallyyours2005@ telus.net.
Our Village The Summer Village of Rochon Sands was incorporated in 1929. It is a peaceful lakeside community situated on the south shore of Buffalo Lake within close proximity to the Town of Stettler.
Requirements The Administrator must become familiar with statutory requirements in the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and other legislation. The successful candidate must be willing to learn or acquire a working knowledge in government operations, statutes, bylaws and policy making. Problem solving, interpersonal and communications skills are required as well as the ability to deal with staff fairly and diplomatically. Experienced in QuickBooks Accounting software would be a beneďŹ t but not necessary.
license and all oilfield tickets are preferred, but we will train the right individuals for our entry level positions. THIS IS A LABOUR INTENSIVE POSITION Fax resumes to: 403-347-3075, Attn. Judy.
SEEKING CLASS 1 DRIVERS with off-road fluid hauling experience. Will relocate. Year round work. Above average wage, appealing benefit packages offered. Trophy Buck Oilfield Services, Whitecourt, Alberta. Email resume: email@example.com. Fax 780-706-2389.
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Rahr Malting Canada Ltd., a leading manufacturer of Brewerâ€™s Malt, is now accepting applications for a full time Operator 2 position. The position includes Sanitation duties and some Plant Operations. Applicants must have a minimum Grade 12 diploma and must be available for shift work. Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred. Application Closing Date: October 30, 2012
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LOCAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Graham Brothers Construction Group Ltd. is currently searching for ambitious, hardworking individuals for a major project in East - Central Alberta. We are now accepting applications for the following positions: Supervisors / Foreman Equipment Operators â€“ Skid Steer, Loader, Excavator, Packer, etc, Class 1 & 3 Drivers General Laborers Excellent wages, Scheduled time off & a Great Working Team! E-mail your resume to Rick@Grahambrothers.ca or, fax to 780-479-2551
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Stay safe with supplemental heating When the weather begins to grow cold, individuals turn to supplemental forms of heat for a variety of reasons. The rising cost of home ownership as well as escalating fuel prices often set people on a search for the least expensive and most efficient ways to keep comfortable during the cold weather season. Space heaters, wood-burning stoves and fireplaces are among the more common and popular supplemental heating sources. The same heating sources that can be cost-effective and safe when used correctly can become hazardous when safety guidelines are not followed. In an effort to prevent property damage or loss of life, homeowners should follow the safety guidelines that come with a supplemental heating device. Also, simple steps can prevent fire and injury. * Test smoke alarms monthly to ensure they are in proper working order. Should a malfunction of a heating appliance occur or a fire start, a smoke alarm could be your first indicator of a problem. * Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from any heating equipment, including a furnace, a wood stove, portable space heaters, or a fireplace. * Consider the use of a gate or another obstruction to keep children and pets several feet away from a space heater or another ap-
ing the house or going to bed. * Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in every level of the home. Install the detectors close to all bedrooms. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that cannot be detected easily. It quickly robs the body of oxygen and can be fatal when present in high amounts. * Any stationery space heating equipment or HVAC system should be installed by professionals and inspected so that it adheres with local building codes. This is to ensure your safety as a homeowner. * Use safety screens in front of fireplaces to prevent sparks from escaping. * Make sure the damper is open every time you light a fire. * Do not move a heater while it is hot or fill it with fuel at this time, except when adding wood to a stove. * Cinders and ashes should be cleaned routinely from stoves and fireplaces and stored away from the home in a heat-safe container until cool. * Never position an electric heater next to a water source. * Extension cords should not be used unless absolutely necessary. The cords should be heavy duty and meet the draw of the heating unit. Also, they should be run so they don’t present a tripping hazard, but also so the cords themselves do not create a combustion hazard.
pliance that can easily be knocked over. * Never use fuel-burning appliances without proper room venting to the outdoors to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Fuel includes everything from wood to gas to oil. * Only use the fuel recommended by the product manufacturer. * When making a fire in a stove or fireplace, never use flammable liquids to start or accelerate the fire. * A wood-, pellet- or coalburning stove should be burned very hot at least twice a day for about 30 minutes to reduce the creosote buildup in the chimney or flue. * Chimneys should be professionally cleaned at the beginning of each use season to ensure there is nothing lodged within that can catch fire. * Do not use an oven to heat the home while it is in the “on”position. You can leave the oven door open after cooking is finished so that residual heat can enter the kitchen, provided pets and children are kept away. * Electric space heaters should be kept away from walls, curtains and furniture. Many now feature tipover safety features that will turn the unit off should it be tipped over. However, it is always adviseable to use a space heater on a level, sturdy surface that is away from foot traffic in the room. * All supplemental heating sources should be turned off or extinguished before leav-
* Children should not be allowed to touch or play near any heating appliances. Do not leave children or pets unattended in a room with a fire or space heater going. Before investing in a heating unit, homeowners should consider adding more insulation to homes or caulking drafty windows and doors as a method to warming a home. Whether out of necessity or just to provide an added measure of warmth to a home, many people use supplemental heating appliances frequently during the winter. Emphasizing safety when using such devices can prevent many of the fire hazards associated with these devices.
Candor Realty Ltd.
Ph. 403-742-4424 Fran Snowden
4908 - 51 Street
This 5 Bedroom Bungalow is just waiting for your family. Recent upgrades completed in the basement. Nice double detached garage, insulated and drywalled. Quick possession available. $229,000.
Great Acreage just minutes from Stettler. Perfect set up for a hobby farm with large shop, 24 ‘ x 38’ barn and a well cared for 4 bedroom mobile home. $260,000.
Downsizing? This low maintenance 1/2 duplex has 2 bedrooms, main floor laundry, finished basement and an attached garage. Recently Reduced. $249,900.
Very Affordable 3 bedroom mobile on it’s own lot. Great starter home or would be an ideal investment property. All appliances are included. Only $96,000.
Great Investment Opportunity! Solid Professional Building with 6 offices and 10 parking spaces. Located just one block off main street. Make your appointment to view today! $235,000.
Deluxe Country Living but just minutes from Stettler. Private, park-like acreage with impressive 4 bedroom home, attached garage and quonset. $525,000.
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Excellent home for Investors or First time Buyers! Buy to live in or buy to rent out, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, recent upbrades incl. exterior and main floor painting, garage exterior painting, some new floors, countertops, and basement windows! Call today before it’s too late. #CA0000595. $229,900.
Clean bungalow right by schools. 5 Bedrooms. Many upgrades. Heated double garage. Now Just $215,000. Don’t wait!
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Renovated up and down. Ready to move right in. 5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Affordable family home. $274,500. Immediate possession!
No stairs. 5-Year-old home one block off Main Street. Beautiful oak kitchen. Attached garage. No yard work. Perfect for seniors. $219,500.
AFFORDABLE double wide mobile home to call your own featuring 3 bdrms, 2 baths, located in Emmerson Acres! Monthly lot rent applies. Call today for your viewing! #CA319745.
Country Living with “In-town Benefits” - This acreage has an immaculate 4 bdrm home with triple car garage, fully developed bsmt, oak kitchen cupboards, 4 baths, another detached garage. Quality built home in Carlisle Estates. #CA308906.
Large acreage with subdivision potential. 107 acres with 3 bdrm bungalow, garage, shop/shed. Hay, pasture lease revenue. Big Valley. #CA315451. $399,500.
Nature Lover’s Paradise - This 121.96 acres is private, serene and a nature friendly conservation property which overlooks a small lake! Buffalo Lake only 5 minutes away! Bright 5 bdrm, 3 bath home. Garden, raspberry & fruit trees. This “piece of heaven” awaits you! #CA327373.
The right advice can make you money! Desirable 2 storey home features 4 bdrms, 2 baths, open floor plan, hardwood flooring, gas fireplace, oversized single garage with RV parking, attractive yard & close to schools. #CA319920. $224,900.
10.06 acres featuring a 3 bdrm, 2 bath home, with some recent upgrades, 2 shops, newer barn with power & box stalls, pasture area for some cattle or horses. Mature shelterbelt providing a good wind break. #CA0000654. $285,000.
10 Acres 6 miles from Stettler! 4 bdrm, 2 bath home featuring 32’ x 64’ pole shed, 28’ x 36’ barn with 4 box stalls and power, private yard. Ideal for the horse enthusiast! #CA0001762. $259,000.
TO BE MOVED Walk to schools. Good split level. Fully developed. 2 Car garage. Fenced yard. Quick possession. Asking $179,500.
Original owner. 1973 Bungalow in the West end. Lots of room for a big garage. Asking $194,900. Call now!
Start building before freeze up. Vacant lot in a mature neighbourhood. Close to schools. Big trees. $95,900. (No GST)
Immaculate Home! This family home features 5 bdrms, 3 bath, 11’ x 28’ patio deck overlooking the fenced yard with RV parking. Huge basement family room with sound surround equipment incl. Immediate Possession! Don’t wait. #CA325271. $359,900.
This immaculate 2006, 1216 sq. ft. mobile features 3 bdrms, 2 bath, open concept and bright spacious rooms. #CA321861. $78,900.
“Absolutely Indescribable” Immaculate 2 storey split Executive home, boasts dream kitchen, relaxing atrium, hot tub room, FP, 2 garages, 4 bdrms, 4 bath. All on a private ¼ section! Surface lease rev. 90 acres cult. pasture, 3 mi. from Stettler. Your future paradise home awaits you! #CA323317.
4701 - 50 STREET, STETTLER
LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED
Doug Roberts Broker/Owner
Jill Fisher Associate/Owner
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Great location, tastefully landscaped, SA garage and SD garage, no condo fees $249,000. Call Edna.
Has everything, just move in. 6 bdrms 3 baths. $379,000. Call Jill.
Large mature lot, with small home. Perfect rental property till you build your home. Call Doug.
4 acres, w/ 1900 sq. ft. home. Edge of Stettler. Att. garage, large barn & shed. $490,000. Call Wade.
9.12 acres with a home 15 min all pavement south of Stettler. $495,000. Call Wade.
2 bdrm bungalow with garage on large lot. Perfect starter. $133,000.
.14 acre lot with mobile and heated garage. Very affordable at $49,900. Call Jill.
Enjoy time at the lake is this 3 bdrm one and half storey home. $439,000. Call Brian.
Perfect rental income home, or nice starter. $148,000. Call Doug.
Newly developed highway frontage, commercial lots. Will build to suit. Call Brian.
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4.05 acres in Stettler with a home/garage. Mature trees. $276,900. Call Ross.
Neat, tidy cabin at the lake @ Rochon Sands. $239,000. Call Brian.
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BRAND NEW, 4 bdrm duplex. $265,000. Call Garry.
2788 sq. ft. home on large fenced lot in Botha. $195,000. Call Garry.
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4 bdrms, 2 baths, totally redone inside. Come take a look. $269,900. Call Jill.
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159 acres, with newer home, shop, and a beautiful view! $1,350,000. Call Garry.
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5 bdrm home on 52x130 lot. Only $239,000. Call Wade.
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1700 sq. ft. home 2 blks from school 4 bdrms, well cared for and updated. $272,900. Call Doug.
CARLISLE EST. 5.54 acres, ready for your dream home, fully fenced. $115,000. Call Atie.
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RICHIE BROS. AUCTIONEERS Unreserved Public Auction in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on October 31, 2012. Featuring a complete dispersal for Corner Brook Farms including: 7 Massey Ferguson MFWD Tractors, pickup and flatbed trucks, trailers, custom built sprayers, AG equipment, recreational vehicles and much more Call 1-800-491-4494 or visit: rbauction.com HUGE RESTAURANT Equipment Auction. Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 11 a.m., 11703 - 105 Ave., Edmonton. Full ad at howardsauctions.ca or email: edmonton_auctionservic @shaw.ca. 1-780-718-2274 or 1-780-432-8181 MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. 200 guns - handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting equipment. Call to consign 780-440-1860.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
MALTESE PUPPIES, 2 Males, 2 Females. No shots, no papers. $500 each. 403-823-9612 or 403-823-8173
ONE DAY POLAR BEAR Tours - Calgary and Edmonton departures this fall. Jet to Churchill and experience 6 hours on a polar bear safari; 1-866-460-1415; www. classiccanadiantours.com
Agricultural #2000 - #2290
The easy way to find a buyer for items you want to sell is with a Classified want ad. Phone 1-877-2233311
Farm Custom Work
HORSE and Stock trailer. Parts and repairs. Axles, brakes, drums, bearings, spring, rims, fenders, lights, and wiring. Pick up & delivery avail. HORSE SHOE TRAILER MFG. AND REPAIR. HALKIRK, ALBERTA 403-884-2173 403-430-0504
Grain, Feed Hay
BARLEY STRAW BALES. SMALL SQUARE, 403-783-8247 HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. â€œOn Farm Pickupâ€? Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252 ROUND HAY BALES $20. and up. Delivery available. No Sunday calls please. Phone 403-704-3509.
Bale Hauling & Swathing Marketing of Hay and Straw Will load own truck
David Unruh Cell 403-323-6787 Home 403-742-4673
10 pkgs. of 500 sheets
$48/case Shop Stettler & Save! 403-742-2395
Whatever Youâ€™re Cats Selling... We Have The SIAMESE KITTENS, Seal Point Male. Paper You Need! 1 1Lynx Point Female, & 1 Seal Point Female. CLASSIFIEDS $125 each. 403-823-9612 or 403-823-8173 1-877-223-3311
Grain, Feed Hay
LOOKING TO BUY Wheat, Oats, Barley, Feed Peas, off-grade Canola. CALL Ritchie Commodities Ltd. Calgary - 403-398-2487 Ponoka - 403-704-5666
For Rent #3000 - #3200
1/2 DUPLEX FOR RENT IN STETTLER 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, fenced yard, $1000/ mo., n/s, no pets dd & references required. 403-742-8190 ALIX 2 bdrm older home. N/S, no pets, $575/mo. Dave @ 403-396-6946 OLDER 2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT IN STETTLER. Available immediately. References required. 403-742-6631 ONE bedroom house for rent in Stettler, pet friendly, nice neighbourhood, mature yard, $800/mo. + utilities. 403-323-0212. STETTLER 5 bdrm. 2 bath house w/large family room, garage, fenced yard, refâ€™s & SD reqâ€™d. 403-742-4162
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT 3 bedroom, 2 bath. 5.5 miles SE of Stettler. Available immed. 403-742-4084
November 1, 2012
KJ Casuals Building
L A R G E
3750 sq. ft.
TRIPLE NET LEASE Call Ross 403-740-5930 or Dave 403-740-9294
One & Two BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005
Business and Services Directory Business Services #1000 - #1430
Accounting .......................... 1010 Acupuncture........................1020 Advocate/Mediation ............1025 Antique Dealers & Stores ...1027 Automotive ..........................1029 Bands & DJ s ......................1030 Beauty/Cosmetic ................1040 Bookkeeping .......................1050 Cabinet Makers...................1054 Child Care/Caregivers .........1060 Carpentry............................1062 Car Rentals .........................1064 Cat Work .............................1065 Cleaning .............................1070 Clerical................................1080 Construction .......................1085 Consulting...........................1090 Contractors ......................... 1100 Computer Services ..............1110 Drafting & Design................ 1120 Eavestroughing ................... 1130 Educational ......................... 1140 Electrical ............................. 1150 Entertainment ..................... 1160 Escorts................................ 1165 Farm Equipment ................. 1168 Financial ............................. 1170 Fireplaces ........................... 1175 Flooring............................... 1180 Food/Catering ..................... 1190 Furnace Cleaning ............... 1193 Glass Shops ....................... 1196 Mobile Glass Shops............ 1197 Handyman Services ...........1200 Health Care......................... 1210 Income Tax .........................1220 Insurance ............................ 1130 Landscaping .......................1240 Land Mapping .....................1250 Legal Services ....................1260 Limousine Services ............1270 Massage Therapy ...............1280 Mechanical .........................1285 Misc. Services ....................1290 Moving & Storage ...............1300 Oilfield .................................1305 Painters/Decorators ............ 1310 Personal Services ............... 1315 Pet Services ....................... 1318 Photography .......................1320 Plumbing & Heating ............1330 Printing................................1335 Rental - Equipment .............1340 Rental - Misc .......................1350 Repair Service ....................1360 Roofing ...............................1370 Snow Removal....................1380 Travel ..................................1385 Upholstery ..........................1390 Well Drilling ........................1400 Welding ............................... 1410 Window Cleaning ................1420 Yard Care ............................1430
G K D P
Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
4912 - 51 Street P.O. Box 460, Stettler, Alberta
403-742-4431 Toll free 1-877-742-4431 e-mail: email@example.com website:
Certified General Accountants 4814 - 49 Street, Stettler
403-742-5520 403-882-3740 (Castor)
â€œIf Itâ€™s Electrical We Do Itâ€?
All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance
TEL: 403-742-6277 No. 5 Kunstman Komplex
Ph:403-742-5979 Fax:403-742-3656 Box 1595, tree ee et et, t, 4907 - 50 Street, AB B Stettler A firstname.lastname@example.org
Box 685, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0
Call Curt or Rob
Phone 403-742-2869 4606 - 40 St., Stettler
K K Keen een Klean lean â€˘ Carpet Cleaning â€˘ Carpet â€˘ Upholstry Cleaning Cleaning
JT AUTO BODY LTD. â€œServing Stettler & area for 37 yearsâ€? â€˘ Complete auto body repair & painting
Drafting & Design
RAILSIDE DESIGN GALEN WIEBE
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN Auto Body Repairs Accessories & Graphics Restoration/Sandblasting Box Liners
Double M Accounting Home based bookkeeping service with over 40 years experience in all aspects of accounting. â€˘ Account Set Up â€˘ Sorting and input of daily receipts â€˘ Account Reconciliations â€˘ GST â€˘ Payroll â€˘ Personal Taxes â€˘ Corporate Year End Preparation
Phone: 403-742-6612 Cell: 780-935-0540 Email: email@example.com
PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS LLP
4702- 51 Ave., Stettler Tel: 403-742-3438 or 403-742-3439 P.O. Box 1328 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gchap.ca
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403-742-3418 Glass Shops
â€œYour Service Specialistsâ€?
5â€?Continuous Eaves â€œGutter Cleanâ€? Leaf Protection
CALL 1-877-223-3311 Call Barry Harvey CLASSIFIEDS 403-742-8838 *27 years experience* HOT-LINE
Johnson Connor Agencies 403-742-2392
â€œKeeping people in Motion...â€?
Dr. KERRY WONG Optometrist Stettler, Alberta Box 1796 Phone 403-742-2998
DR. D.G. BECKLUND Chiropractor -Gitzel Krejci Building
C.R. GLASS Eavestroughing1130
FINISHING TOUCH EXTERIORS LTD. AN EXCELLENT CHOICE WHERE YOUR AD REACHES RURAL READERS
PERSONAL & COMMERCIAL INSURANCE
ANDERSON LAW OFFICE
Brenda Anderson, B.Comm., LL.B. 5002 - 51 Ave., Stettler, AB Phone 403-742-2529
Residential Stettler Furnace Small Commercial Cleaning Shop Drawings As Builts rg Qualified and
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Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage
Serving Stettler & Area since 1978
FAX: 866-305-5686 email@example.com
Call Margot at 403-742-0131
Chapman and Co.
5004 - 48 AVE., STETTLER
â€˘ Residential â€˘ Commercial â€˘ Automotive Needs
403-742-2520 4607 - 59 St., Stettler (Beside A & W)
â€˘ Locks repinned & installed â€˘ Windshields repaired & installed â€˘ Residential & Commercial Windows & Doors â€˘ All your glass & screen needs Main St., Stettler Emergency 403-742-2665 403-742-3628
4912 - 51 Street Stettler, AB Open Mon. - Sat.
LANDMAN REULE LAW OFFICE Lori R. Reule LL. B. Stettler Professional Building 4819 51 Street
Bus.: 403-742-2553 Res.: 403-742-0370
Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON Comprehensive eye health and vision exams Top quality frames, lenses and contacts Treatment of eye disease, injuries and surgical co-management
Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome
BRYON D. BALTIMORE Barristers and Solicitors Advocates 2401 Toronto Dominion Sq. Edmonton Centre Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z1 Telephone: 780-426-4660 Fax: 780-426-0982
Barristers and Solicitors
Chiropractor 4719 - 49 St. Stettler, Alberta
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R n S Painting For All Your Painting Needs
â€˘ Quality Work â€˘ Quality Paint â€˘ Drywall Repair Interior - Exterior Free Estimates
403-741-5970 Personal Services
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Plumbing & Heating
4910 - 51 Street, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0
Gary G. Grant
One block East of Scotia Bank
403-742-5810 or 403-742-6443
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Grant & de Vries
Dr. E. LYNES
Robert de Vries
IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346
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