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Crash leaves man in critical condition LES STULBERG Independent reporter An early-morning single-vehicle rollover last Saturday sent an 18-yearold Stettler man, Lane Turigan, to a Calgary hospital in critical condition. Stettler RCMP reported that Turigan, the driver of the pickup truck, wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Three passengers received non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The rollover occurred just west of the intersection

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Ty Page (16) of the Stettler Wildcats makes a tackle during the Wildcats’ 39-3 win over the Camrose Trojans on Thursday in Stettler. See more on pages B1 and B2.

of Highway 11 and Highway 12, about 21 kilometres west of Stettler. Turigan was operating the four-door 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 that left the road, RCMP said in a news release. A police investigation identified that alcohol was not involved, but speed and heavy fog at the time of the rollover were considered factors. Stettler RCMP, Stettler Regional Fire Department and Stettler EMS responded to the 911 call at 2:24 a.m. Saturday. Turigan was taken to

Red Deer Regional Hospital by ambulance. STARS wasn’t available because of heavy fog over central Alberta, police said. The passengers — a 21-year-old woman, a 26-year-old man and a 31-year-old man — were all taken to the Stettler hospital. Turigan was later transferred to a Calgary hospital, where family members are at his side. A spokesman for the family said Tuesday morning that they would release an update on Turigan’s condition later this week.

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‘Dramatic’ local impact from Brooks beef recall LES STULBERG Independent reporter Local farmers and ranchers are already impacted by the recall of beef products contaminated or potentially contaminated with E. coli bacteria from XL Foods in Brooks. The Brooks plant, which has been closed because of the controversy, processes about one-third of the beef in Canada. “It’s been dramatic on the cow and bull market — a lost 25 per cent of value,” said Greg Hayden, one of the owners of the Stettler Auction Mart. Cows that were trading for 80 to 84 cents per pound before the recall are now selling for 60 to 65 cents per pound, Hayden said. “I don’t know what percentage of the drop is caused by E. coli issues and what is due to seasonality (of the market).” Traditionally, cow prices weaken during the fall sale run when numbers are greater. Beef producers have responded largely by holding back cows and bulls from the auction block. The yearling feeder market has been less affected, off about five to 10 per cent, according to Hayden. “The early calf market started with gusto,” he said. “It’s not nearly as exciting as a month ago, but now it’s about the same market as last year’s good market.

“Feed prices are considerably higher this year — we are fortunate to have this good of a market.” When the Independent spoke with Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson last week concerning the beef recall, he said he didn’t know when XL Foods would reopen. “It will re-open when CFIA (Canada Food Inspection Agency) inspectors are confident it is safe,” Sorenson said. The plant regularly has 46 inspectors — 23 per shift. Sorenson said the CFIA is distanced from the government, so politicians don’t have a direct influence on inspections. Funding has been increased to the agency, and “few are talking about that anymore,” he said. “I am not afraid to eat beef processed there — even beef tested positive for E. coli, if it is cooked to well-done.” A statement released by Health Canada said ground beef should be cooked thoroughly to an internal temperature of at least 71 C (160 F) to kill disease-causing bacteria. Last Saturday, XL Foods temporarily laidoff 2,000 of its 2,200 employees. However, 800 of those laid-off were called into work Tuesday to work on the processing side to process carcasses already in storage at XL. The slaughtering side remained closed as the Stettler Independent went to press Tuesday.

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Stettler Mayor Dick Richards (left), town parks and leisure services director Lee Penner and Rob Spencer, the chairman of the Heartland Beautification Committee and Communities in Bloom, show off the town’s latest Communities in Bloom awards. Last week in Edmonton, the town was honoured in multiple categories.

Stettler flowered with praise among Communities in Bloom RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Competing internationally for the first time, Stettler has been ranked as one of the top contenders in the Communities in Bloom competition. In the international honours announced last week, the Stettler entry won the national outstanding achievement award for landscaping and earned a special mention for its network of walking paths. “We received five blooms and a rounded average score of 84 per cent,” said Rob Spencer, who chairs the Heartland Beautification Committee and Communities in Bloom for the Town of Stettler. “International competition has harder judging, so I was happy to stay pretty close to the past scores.” St. Martins Parish, Guernsey, Channel Islands, was selected as the winner. Spencer said Stettler was among “lots of great competition,” which included nearby Forestburg, as well as Trail (B.C.), Gibbons (Alta.), Assiniboia (Sask.), Neepawa (Man.), Killarney/Turtle Mountain (Mand), Fogo (N.L.), Aya Town, Japan, and Smrzice, Czech Republic. “I think the five blooms and the award shows the commitment the Heartland Beautification Committee has towards this community and should be commended for their efforts,” said Mayor Dick Richards. “For Stettler to be recognized year after year by Communities in Bloom is a great achievement.” Richards also lauded residents for catching the community spirit. “All you have to do is drive around town and see at the pride residents have for Stettler,” he said. For the outstanding achievement award for landscape, Stettler beat two

other finalists and many other applicants from across Canada, regardless of population of the community. “I’d like to recognize the efforts of our community, our residents, our volunteers, our town administrators and staff towards making Stettler a great place to live,” Spencer said. “It isn’t the work of one person or department that gets things done — it is everyone collectively caring.” Stettler’s five-bloom certificate and landscape award will be placed in the town office. Stettler scored higher in the landscape award than the Alberta applicants of the Regional Municipal of Wood Buffalo and Athabasca for that award. “It is very big,” Spencer said. “We were also one of three finalists for the environmental-action award.” The awards are judged on individual applications outlining work toward the criteria for each award, and are judged by judges other than those who visit the communities involved. Even at the international level, Stettler remains high in its standards to beautify the community, Spencer said. “Stettler has received five blooms in the national competition for the last five years and has shown continuous improvement every year. “We received many positive comments from our judges, including their recognition of the walking/bike pathways and other initiatives.” Spencer further credited the community for supporting the local program. “We will continue to compete in this program, as we gain incredible insights into improving our community in ways that we might not think of,” he said. After their evaluation of the community in late July, volunteer judges Lorna McIlroy and Diana

Weiner gave high praise to the Heart of Alberta, which serves as a regional hub for east-central Alberta. “More than a tenth of the town’s total area is devoted to parks and environmental spaces,” they reported. “Extensive pathways crisscross and connect the many green spaces, and the pathways are being expanded annually. Pathways have grass borders and trees are planted alongside for interest and beauty, with garbage cans and benches regularly positioned. “The residents of Stettler were observed walking the paths from dawn to dusk. The mission of the Heartland Beautification Committee is Keeping Stettler Clean and Green.” The judges wrote that Stettler’s walking paths contribute to a “clean, green and healthy” community. “Communities in Bloom is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of green spaces in community settings,” they said in their report. “Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.” During the awards celebrations in Edmonton, Spencer valued the opportunity to meet people from other communities and learn what they do. “I also had a chance to visit with some of our past judges, and they were very positive about the direction we are going and the strength of the efforts of our town departments and committees,” he said. “Our continued excellence is a tribute to the ongoing efforts of our town staff, volunteer committees and organizations and individual residents.” Over the coming months, the committee hopes to review the complete evaluations and plan strategies to improve for next year.

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The Stettler and District Agricultural Society brings popular Canadian country-music talent to town Oct. 27. Julian Austin, along with the sister-act One More Girl, are scheduled to be on stage at the Stettler Agri-plex. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with show time at 7:30. Austin, renowned in country-music circles, came to the forefront of the industry in 1997 with his No. 1 hit, “Little Ol’ Kisses.” It went on to be named single of the year in 1998. The 49-year-old Austin began playing guitar at age 13. During his teen years and early 20s, he was involved with rock music before moving to the country genre. His career went professional in 1994. Austin recalls touring with Michelle Wright and doing 33 shows in 43 days. This is Austin’s first time to perform in Stettler. “I love Alberta,” he said. “If it wasn’t for the Alberta fans, country music wouldn’t be where it is today.” The native of Sussex, N.B., lived in Calgary for six years before moving to Steinbach, in his wife Angela’s home province of Manitoba. In August, Austin launched his own line of electric guitars; each series has its own unique and radical design. Austin said he likes “mixing it up” when it comes to concert song selections and adds a medley of timeless classics by the Eagles, Trooper, Queen, Rod Stewart and even the King — Elvis Presley. A new release is in the works for the new year, and Austin anticipates a “Best of the Bad Boy” album coming out in the future. “I’m pumped to be coming to Stettler,” he said. One More Girl features the talents of Britt and Carly McKillip. The up-andcoming stars are working on three songs for their new album, set for release early in 2013. The Vancouverbased singers say they’re splitting their time between Los Angeles and Nashville for the recording of the album. “We’ve been singing

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Veteran country-music artist Julian Austin is slated to make his first Stettler appearance Oct. 27 at the Stettler Agri-plex for an Ag Society fundraising show.

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Stettler-bound band One More Girl features the talents of Carly and Britt McKillip. The siblings won the Canadian Country Music Association’s “Rising Star” award in 2010.

pretty much since we were born — but professionally since we were 14 and 16,” Carly McKillip said. The siblings have won multiple accolades in their young career, but most notably the Canadian Country Music Association’s “Rising Star” award in 2010. Their signature song, “When it Ain’t Raining,” charted as their first top-10 hit and was a No. 1 video on CMT. The girls have expanded their horizons beyond singing. Carly has followed in the footsteps of her father,

record-producer Tom McKillip. She began working with her father and now has produced four songs for Aaron Pritchett’s new album. Meanwhile, Britt’s talent in voice-overs is being utilized in the cartoon series My Little Pony. The sisters said they’re looking forward to their first visit to Stettler. “We can’t wait — it will be a fun show,” Britt McKillip said. Michelle Rangen, one of the event organizers, said the agricultural society is

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ELVIS RETURNS — Elvis (Adam Fitzpatrick) “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with Stettler’s 101-yearold Gertie Savage at the Louisiana Hayride show at the Stettler Community Hall on Sunday evening. Fitzpatrick, 28, crooned the legendary song to Savage and the rest of the full-house crowd.

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Clearview board optimistic after meeting with minister Independent reporter Even with just a few minutes to raise several issues, Clearview School Division officials were optimistic that the education minister might address their concerns and priorities. “We are positive about him wanting to come out, so it gives us a feeling for him to know what we’re faced with,” Clearview board chairman Ken Checkel said after a meeting last Thursday with Education Minister Jeff Johnson. During a Red Deer visit, Johnson spoke to school boards from central Alberta. Afterward, each division’s superintendent and secretary-treasurer were given five minutes to speak about local issues with the minister. “These meetings are very important for him to get a pulse of what’s

happening in education around the province,” Checkel said. Clearview raised a variety of issues, such as funding for small schools with declining enrolment, the funding formula for co-operative busing arrangements, facilitating the development of facilities shared by schools and other groups, the provincial tripartite talks regarding a new teacher contract, and the new Education Act. “We are experiencing a long-term enrolment decline, which will reduce our per-student funding, and that’s a challenge for us,” Checkel said. As the Clearview public school system negotiates a bus transportation agreement with East Central Catholic School Division, rules for funding are under review. “He seemed quite interested in that,” Checkel said of Johnson. With plans to develop a new recreation facility in partnership with

Clearview, the Town of Stettler and the County of Stettler, he said the minister also endorsed that project. “It’s something we might look forward to in the future,” Checkel said. A new provincial contract for teachers, which expired Aug. 31, and the new proposed Education Act were other common issues for Clearview and the minister. “We want to have as highly-qualified level of teachers as we can,” Checkel said. That would also include flexible roles and services, the chairman added. The minister said he’s committed to consulting with school divisions and the community to help define the roles of teachers now and in the changing times ahead. Checkel said he and the local board also endorse the new Education Act, “without any major changes.”

Nixon back in the saddle as Stettler County reeve R ICHARD FROESE Independent reporter County of Stettler veteran councillor Wayne Nixon was re-elected as reeve last Wednesday as council held its organizational meeting. While council appointments virtually remain unchanged, council reduced the number of committees the county will participate in this operating year. Council members also decided to display their fee sheets monthly on the County of Stettler website at stettlercounty. ca. “Council has made it clear that they are confident in its leadership, working relationships and representation on committees and boards,” Shawna Benson, the county’s director of communications, said in a news release. “Council took the time to evaluate its representation on several committees and is committed to being a more-efficient and accountable council by eliminating instances of redundancy and

irrelevancy, and also bowed out of committees where information could be gathered in a more cost-efficient manner.” Nixon was unanimously voted for his third year as reeve, while Coun. Joe Gendre was unanimously chosen to remain the chair of the Agriculture Service Board, and Blake Chapman was also given the unanimous nod to remain the chair of the Municipal Planning Commission. The deputy reeve position is a rotating role every six months. Coun. Terry Schiffner serves from this October to April 30, 2013, while Coun. Lawrence Wilkie fills the role from May 1, 2013, to October 2013. Here’s a rundown of appointments for Reeve Nixon and councillors Gendre, Wilkie, Schiffner, Chapman, James Nibourg and Greggory Jackson: — Agriculture Service Board: chair Gendre, vice-chair Jackson, and all council members. — Municipal Planning Commission: chair Chapman, vice-chair Nibourg, all council members. — County Assessment

Review Board: Gendre, Jackson, Nibourg (alternate Wilkie). — Battle River Research Group: Jackson and Gendre. — BioGas project: all council. — Buffalo Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan: Gendre and Nixon. — Buffalo Lake Management Team: Gendre and Nixon. — Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties: Nixon and deputy reeve. — County Disaster Services: Nibourg, Jackson, Schiffner and Wilkie. — County of Stettler Housing Authority: Chapman, Nibourg (Wilkie). — Town and County Fire Commission: Schiffner, Jackson (Wilkie). — Parkland Regional Library board: Schiffner, (Nibourg). — Physician recruitment committee: Chapman and Jackson. — County regional recreation board: Jackson and Wilkie. — Red Deer Users Group: Gendre. — Stettler regional

partnerships committee — Nixon. — Shirley McClellan Regional Water Services Commission: Nixon (Gendre). — Startland/Stettler Regional Water Project: Wilkie and Schiffner. — Stettler Airport board: Nibourg (Chapman). — Stettler District Ambulance Association: Chapman, Wilkie, (Nibourg). — Stettler and District Family and Community Support Services: Gendre, Chapman, (Jackson). — Stettler Public Library Board: Schiffner (Nibourg). — Stettler Health Services Foundation: Jackson (Chapman). — Stettler Seed-Cleaning Plant: Wilike (Schiffner). — Stettler Town and Country Museum: Nibourg (Nixon) — Stettler Waste Management Authority: Gendre, Nibourg, (Jackson). — County of Stettler office/shop planning committee: Jackson, Schiffner, (Chapman).

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Former corrections officer fined for impaired driving in Stettler RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter A 52-year-old man travelling through Stettler in August was handed a heavy sentence in Stettler Provincial Court last Thursday for impaired driving. Marcus V. Dressler of Sherwood Park was fined $2,000 for driving with an alcohol count of three times over the legal limit of .08 milligrams. “It’s fortunate that you didn’t kill yourself or someone else,” said Judge Jim Hunter. “The reading of 270 is just about three-and-a-half times the limit, which is an aggravating level.” The former corrections officer was also suspended from driving for 18 months, six months more than the standard 12 months. “Unfortunately, the message doesn’t get across,” Judge Hunter said. In other court cases:

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— Duncan J. Lagrelle, 18, was sentenced to 45 days in prison for obstructing a police officer when he gave a false name and birthday after being stopped by police while visiting in Stettler this summer. “It’s evident you have some issues with addictions and mental health,” Judge Hunter told the accused, who appeared from Red Deer Remand Centre through closedcircuit television. His time will also include a sentence for two counts of breaching probation. — Wade Weldon Barre, 56, of Alix was handed a suspended sentence and banned from the village office for one year for causing a disturbance when he disputed a utility bill with an office employee this summer. “It’s unfortunate that you went out of your way to act in an aggressive way,” Judge Hunter said. Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson told the court that the accused contested the amount on his bill with the employee in a way that was deemed “aggressive and One More Girl intimidating and abusive.”

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I would like to thank everyone for their support and all the help, food, flowers, cards and visits. Stettler is truly a wonderful place to live. A special thanks to Jeff for bringing my family to me, Renee and Juanita for being at the hospital almost every day, Dr. Drummond and staff, ambulance and police. Thanks to my mom and dad and Steve’s mom and dad for stepping in and helping with the girls. Thank you Coreena for cleaning my house when I was unable to and to numerous others. A special thank you to those who waited for facts.

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Price to be paid in fallout from XL beef recall At the time of writing this column, the fate of the XL Foods beef plant in Brooks was still undetermined. By press time Tuesday, the plant might have re-opened or still be closed. In the meantime, the urban media has had virtually daily coverage of what is and isn’t happening with the plant and the company. Some observations on different aspects of the XL situation: The mainstream media links every new case of E.coli to the plant. Curiously, it’s rarely mentioned that many of the reported cases, after DNA and strain identification, are not linked to the E.coli found at the plant. Which causes one to ponder — if they’re not from the plant, where are those other cases coming from and why don’t we hear about a total recall for the suspect food products? Where are the shrill demands from the same urban media that the CFIA must expose the culprits that are the source of those other E.coli cases? I suspect it’s because those sources might not be beef. History shows that there is somewhat of a double standard when it comes to food-poisoning reporting. The Centre for Disease Control in Atlanta reports that, on average, 10 people die and thousands get sick every week from food poisoning. Yet the media only goes over the top when these cases involve beef. Few remember that there were significant food-poisoning deaths and sickness in the past that involved spinach and raspberries. I note that the media continues to demand that the XL owners must publicly show responsibility, guilt and shame. They cite the Maple Leaf Foods case where the CEO apologized endlessly on TV and in print media ads. What commentators don’t seem to realize is that although XL is no doubt sorry for what has occurred, they have no retail consumer brand to protect — therefore, a public confession by XL owners seems pointless. What the mainstream media also neglects to mention is that they were the recipients of millions of advertising dollars from Maple Leaf Foods when the CEO wanted to reassure the public about their brand. There is a genuine concern in the industry that XL might not have the financial willingness or interest to keep the plant going, even if it reopens. The recall alone will cost millions, the inevitable lawsuits could cost millions more, and meat-buyers will want to extract significant discounts to again be interested in buying XL beef. Unless XL has solid insurance to cover all those millions, it might be out of business. If financing the losses becomes a problem, you can expect the Alberta government and its lending agency will be asked to prop up the plant — it’s just too large to see it fail. In the absence of XL

owners making a much more public guilty plea (which might actually be a very clever PR position), much of the blame has been directed toward the CFIA and federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. That’s somewhat ironic, as one of the reasons for creating the CFIA was to deflect politically-sensitive food-safety cases away from government politicians and ministers and into the laps of non-partisan bureaucrats. That’s backfired on the government, with the minister being constantly grilled in Parliament and hounded by the media. The case has exposed a clear problem with the governance of the CFIA. Because of the armslength approach the government tried to maintain with the CFIA, it grew into what some would say is a bureaucratic bully that was responsible to no one. That caused fear and resentment with those it regulated, hardly an atmosphere where co-operation is needed to address foodsafety issues. Only recently did the CFIA even have an appeal process for its decisions. One exasperating reality is that E.coli and other food-borne pathogens can be almost eliminated through a cold pasteurization called irradiation. It’s a food-safety process that has been around for more than 60 years and is proven to be effective. It’s approved for a number of food products, but not beef. In what must be the most determined case of bureaucratic obstruction, Health Canada has spent the last 10 years delaying and blocking a CCA application to have it approved for hamburger. It’s approved in the U.S., where the active duty military consumes only irradiated meat — is there a message in that? A vaccine has been developed against E.coli 157, but it’s not used to any extent. Skeptics claim it’s not completely effective. But since when are any vaccines 100 per cent? I suspect it meets acceptable tolerances — otherwise, it would not have been approved. The reality is the cost and logistics of three injections are the main hurdles. Besides, the vaccine mainly benefits the processor, not the feedlot operator. Now if the beef plant would pay for the vaccine and its application, maybe it would get more use. Perhaps insurance companies will begin to insist on its use if meat companies want to avoid prohibitive premiums for liability coverage for recalls. Whatever happens to the XL Foods plant — one thing is for sure — somewhere along the line, the primary producer and the feedlot operator will end up paying the price.


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Lions became Ignatius’ sepulcher Alexander Solzhenitsyn said that, “If we don’t know our own history, we will simply have to endure all the same mistakes, sacrifices, and absurdities all over again.” Nineteenth century church historian Philip Schaff wrote, “How shall we labour with any effect to build up the church if we have no thorough knowledge of her history? History is, and must ever continue to be, next to God’s word, the richest foundation of wisdom, and the surest guide to all successful practical activity.” I began reading a history book last week entitled, “On this Day,” by Robert J. Morgan, with the sub-title, “365 Amazing and inspiring Stories about Saints, Martyrs and Heroes.” The entry for today, Oct. 17, relates the story of a remarkable man by the name of Ignatius of Antioch who lived approximately 50 — 108 A.D. Ignatius was a student of the apostle John; no doubt one his “little children” (1 John 2:1). There is not a lot of information about his ministry, except that he served faithfully as the third pastor of the church at Antioch for 40 years. It was here that believers were first called “Christians” (Acts 11:26), and Ignatius was the first to use the term “Christianity.” With the rise of persecution against Christianity, he was arrested and chained to 10 malicious soldiers. Ignatius said of them, “From Syria even to Rome I fight with wild beasts, by land and sea, by night and by day, being bound amidst 10 leopards, even a company of soldiers, who only grow worse when they are kindly treated.” Ignatius and his 10 “leopards” travelled to Rome, passing through many places

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-------where the apostle Paul had ministered. On the way, Christians came to ask for his prayers. Some of them offered to try to obtain his freedom. However, Ignatius urged them not to use financial or political connections to deter his impending execution. He told them, “You cannot do me a greater favour than allow me to be poured out as an offering to God while the altar is ready.” He prayed that they would not have to incur burial costs on his behalf and told them, “Let the beasts to become my sepulcher, that they may leave nothing of my body.” His prayers were answered. On Oct. 17, 108AD, he became entertainment for Emperor Trajan as ravenous lions took his life and consumed his remains. He died, but his testimony did not. In keeping with Revelation 13:14, his “good deeds followed him.” Fourteen hundred years later, a young Spanish soldier read Ignatius’ story and was so moved by it that he dedicated his life to Christ and changed his name to Ignatius … but that is another page in Christian history. Pastor Ross Helgeton is senior pastor at Erskine Evangelical Free Church.

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Council votes against Sunday-shopping 1987 — 25 years ago — Sunday shopping has become a controversial issue in Stettler. Town council has been “pressured” to pass a no-Sunday-shopping bylaw. — A heated exchange between MLA Brian Downey and Stettler town council ensued at a council meeting regarding the closure of departmental offices and reduction of provincial services in Stettler. — Sheri Rowledge and Cameren Walton were named Erskine School’s outstanding female and male athletes. — Stettler swim coach Larry Nielson has, for the third time in five years, been recognized by the Alberta Coaches Council and awarded a trophy for his outstanding contribution toward competitive swimming. — Doug Delker and Alex Milne were named Alberta small -business owners of the year. They operate Heartland Equipment Group in Stettler. — Stettler’s Elaine Hennel was named Royal Purple supreme pianist of Canada. — Elder Paul Proctor

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and his wife, Sister Martha Proctor, arrived in Stettler from the U.S. to serve as senior missionaries of the Mormon church in Stettler and Coronation. 1962 — 50 years ago — Stettler’s Parkdale subdivision has record growth — the first building permit was issued one year ago and now 27 lots have been sold and 24 new homes built. — The sixth annual Dairy sale, with about 50 head of young dairy animals selected from the best herds in the area, is set for the Stettler Auction Mart. — Tom Ramsay defeated Bob Zender to become the local golf champion. — A tragedy occurred at the Endiang farm of Walter and Eleanor Gallagher when their fouryear-old son, Chester Gallagher, was accidentally shot and killed. — A spur line was built to the Stettler Auction

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Crowfoot MP goes back to school LES STULBERG Independent reporter Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson touched down in his home riding last week — and went back to school. Sorenson visited Byemoor School last Tuesday to talk about Canada. The school invited Sorenson to visit Byemoor while he was in his home riding for constituency week. Sorenson said his staff questioned why he would choose to visit a school as small as Byemoor — rather than a larger school such as Camrose. “Sometimes, small places get overlooked, and I don’t like to see that happen,” Sorenson said. His talk covered a wide gamut of topics — from how government works and the role of an MP, to energy exports, trade missions, food safety and making Canada a better place to live. “Anyone and everyone, through co-operation, can make Canada better,” Sorenson said. “It is important to treat people with respect.” The students appeared to enjoy the interaction with Sorenson and took full advantage of a “question period” — the opportunity to ask the MP a multitude of questions. Sorenson presented each student with a Canadian-flag lapel pin and gave the school a Canadian flag. Byemoor School principal Corey van Zandbergen said that, each year, the school chooses an annual theme to structure activities around. “Canada is the theme for this year,” he said. “Last year, the theme was the environment.” Van Zandbergen said both Sorenson and Jason Kenney — the minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism — were invited to the school. Kenney, the MP for the riding of Calgary Southeast, said he was unable to attend because of earlier commitments. Sorenson, who has deep Alberta roots, said his greatgrandfather homesteaded at Killam in 1905.

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Gord Latham and Joel Dorn showed the students a model of an electrified town that showed people engaging in unsafe activities around power poles, transformers and other devices that produce electricity. The students have been studying a unit on magnetism and electricity, and they were asked why those activities in the town were unsafe. The students enjoyed the highly educational demonstration, and became more aware of how to be safe when they are near high voltage. In Mrs. Syson’s science class, the students have been experimenting with

classroom chemistry and got to make and eat rock candy that they made in a crystal-making experiment! On Friday, we held our Terry Fox wind-up assembly in the gym. We had a very special guest speaker, Mrs. Lynn. We would like to thank Mrs. Lynn for sharing her journey and all her pictures with us. Mrs. Lynn is an inspiration to us all. Both the Book Club and the Computer Club have now started for grades 4 and 5 students. The clubs meet during lunch recess once a week, and so far the turnout has been amazing. This Thursday, our whole school gets to enjoy a performance by Splash ’N’ Boots in the Performing Arts Centre. A reminder that our school has a web page with a wealth of information on it relating to our school. Parents are encouraged to check the site often: http:// Also, school fees for the 2012-13 school year are due this Oct. 31.

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Botha’s school Gadsby gatherings galore community for Thanksgiving weekend nets $1,200 for Terry Fox Coming up in Botha on Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at 1:30 p.m., is another great old-time dance. The Old Tyme Aires band will entertain the crowd that afternoon. The club has changed all dances from a pot-luck to a pooled lunch. That means they would love everyone to bring sandwiches or dessert. Please contribute one or the other for all dances (Friday and Sunday). The Botha Committee is delighted to have the Raw Talent Studio in the hall four days per week. The hall will continue renovations, as they have bookings for a year in advance. If you have questions or would like to be on the board, contact Lorraine Hankins at 403-742-1155 or If you haven’t registered your team for the Botha Floor Curling Tournament — set for next Thursday, Oct. 25, at 9 a.m. — contact Robbie Kary at 403742-2116 ASAP. The Botha School is also participating for the second year in the Incentive Education Planning. This program helps the students who are working below grade level in language arts and math. Once again, the typical individual program will not be used for students in grades 1 to 5. Instead, they will be identifying supports and strategies that will promote successful learning. Botha’s Terry Fox Run had another successful year, with lots of fun. The Botha School would like to thank the County of Stettler for barring the roads, to the parents that joined them on the run, everyone that participated, and to the school council for the water bottles and the cookies they provided. The school was able to raise $1,204 for cancer research. Thank-you. In Mrs. Maxwell’s Grade 2-3 class, students hope to read The Book Report from the Black Lagoon. They’re also writing a Halloween story this month. In social studies, they have been studying some communities around the world. This month, they will be studying the quality of life in those

communities. In the Grade 4-5 class, students will be doing a reading program. They would like to remind parents to sign their child’s agendas nightly. The Grade 1 students are participating in a homereading program called “Just Read,” which they all have had fun with. A little bit of reading each night adds up to a prize when the page is full. In kindergarten, the children have been learning numbers with colours this month. Example is: Pp is Polly Panda, who loves to paint purple Pps. They also will be going a lot with pumpkins this month. Sounds like fun. Botha School will also be running a Read and Rhyme Program this year, geared toward children aged five and under. People can call the school at 403-742-5187 for more information. The “Operation Christmas Child” is on now, and children are welcome to bring items to the school as part of the project. Some of the items you might send to school are: school supplies, toys, hard candy and hygiene items. The next Bingo evening (Tuesday, Oct. 23) is going to be an exciting evening. The jackpot has been growing and growing for quite awhile. So come on out and try your luck. The game starts at 7:15 p.m. and it’s held at the Botha Senior Centre. Sympathy goes out to the family of Paul Gabriel Bertin, formerly of the Botha area, who passed away Saturday, Oct. 6. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Church services are held every Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the month of October, and then on Nov. 4, the time will be changed to 11 a.m. That schedule will continue until sometime in February 2013. Please mark this change on your calendars.

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Thanksgiving weekend was a time for family and friends to get together. Gloria and Stan Diegel hosted a turkey dinner with Arden and Deanne and famly, Wade and Ybiett and family, as well as Greg and Richelle and their family. Betty Hankins of Dawson Creek spent several days in the area, visiting nieces and nephews and friends. Paulette and Percy Heer shared their turkey with mom Iona Berg, Betty Hankins, John and Jewel Heer and family, Jeanne Beisel, Barry and Lorna Brown. Christy and Curtis Widemand and family dropped in for an hour on their way home. Gordie and Shirley Reynolds travelled to Edmonton to spend Thanksgiving with daughter Cathy and family, while Smitty and Lavonne headed over to Halkirk to spend the day with Lavonne’s mom. Diane and Kevin Baird returned home from the weekend with daughter MaryBeth. Velvet Nickerson, daughter Haley and granddaughter Cooper travelled to Kimberley, B.C., to the new home of Velvet’s parents, Ben and Linda. Joining them for turkey were sister-in-law Kristy, Tye and Nash; brother-in-law Terry and niece Daynen; and Terry’s mother, Pat. Sister Vicki cooked the turkey, but had to work. The weather was fantastic and lots of visiting was enjoyed at Velvet’s parents’ new home. Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren went to daughter Bonnie and Dwayne’s for Saturday night ham supper. Richard was home from Calgary. Then on Sunday night, it was turkey at Frank and Eleanor’s for Bonnie, Dwayne and Richard. Eleanor attended the bridal shower in Big Valley on Oct. 13 for granddaughter Melita Walgenbach. Word has come of the passing of Ada (Bean) Hailes. Great niece Hazel Ann Yucker and Dale Holtz attended the funeral service in St. Albert at the Pilgrim United Church. Ada was 93. Sympathies to Joanne Hoopfer for the loss of her mom. Funeral services were held in Ponoka on Thursday. Interment services were held in Gadsby Omega Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 13, for Alan Parry. Alan was born

Disabled workers earn boost Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson has alerted local businesses and organizations to consider responding to the federal government’s call for proposals to help employ Crowfoot constituents with disabilities. “Our top priorities are job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity, and we know that employers are looking for workers,” Sorenson said in a news release last week. “I am proud to announce that our government is helping 1,600 Canadians with disabilities get jobs through the Opportunities Fund program. “We are taking action that will help small-business owners connect willing workers with jobs. This investment through the Opportunities Fund is designed to provide work experience to Canadians with

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Entertaining weekend filled with music and an abundance of food



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In search of ... pictures of yourself, your family, loved ones or friends who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the first World War, the second World War, the Korean Conflict, Desert Storm, Afghanistan or any of Canada’s peacekeeping missions. JIM HORNE & JACK CHAPMAN On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the Stettler Independent, with the generous support of the Please ensure your photos are local business community, will pay tribute to those who have answered Canada's clearly marked with your name, call in time of need. We will publish a very special pictorial section honouring local address and phone number. veterans. We cannot reproduce photocopies We urge you to dig through your old albums and find your favourite photo. or laser prints of pictures. Bring your photos and completed form by Oct. 26 to: Stettler Independent 4810 - 50 St., or email We will run as many photos as possible, but space is limited.

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a total of nine numbers. It appears that, after having the summer off, all of the entertainers were all ready to play again. Thank you so much for making the event so entertaining. Look for the exhibit at the Donalda art gallery honouring our war veterans. Please drop by the gallery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and share a minute of silence. “Remembering.” Birthday greetings go out to Anna Bailey, Colin Walker, Heather Blouin, Ken Norman, Linda Rider, Tracee Vikse, Randy Shepherd, Jesse Vikse, Maisie Burlock, Riley Carroll, Mildred Howlett, Rebecca Ruehn and anyone else celebrating a birthday this week. Happy Birthday!

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Erskine United Church services for October and November are at 9 a.m. Erskine Curling Club is now taking entries for the women’s, men’s and mixed leagues for the coming season. For more information, call Kelly at 742-2463 or Steve at 742-3824. Erskine Curling Club is also looking for someone to take care of and maintain the ice for the 2012-13 curling season. If you are interested in being the “Icemaker,” call Kelly at 742-2463. Erskine School hosted its annual awards night last evening. The Erskine Extreme Parent Council hot lunch is on Oct. 25. Erskine Junior High hosts the Halloween dance on Oct. 26. Birthday wishes goes out to Jeff Smith on Oct. 17, Chandra Islip on Oct. 17, Daylon Brown on Oct. 18, Gary Greenlee on Oct. 19 and Kylie Neitz on Oct 21.

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Wasdals return from World Senior Games in Utah The little blast of winter we had midway through last week has fortunately been replaced with warm temperatures once again, quickly melting the light snowfall. Remember that the Byemoor community’s annual roast-beef supper is scheduled for Oct. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Byemoor hall. Please note the supper is on Saturday. It’s a good opportunity to enjoy some good Alberta beef. Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson was a visitor at the Byemoor School last Tuesday. He spoke to the students about Canada and answered questions they had. The students seemed thrilled to meet their MP. The Sunday morning coffee party has started up at the Endiang Hall again, with a good attendance at the first gathering. It runs from 10 a.m. until noon each Sunday, with all welcome. Floor curling at the Endiang Hall resumed on

Monday for the fall season. Anyone interested is welcome to join in at 1:30 p.m. each Monday. Chelsea Walker was honoured with a bridal shower on Thursday at the Byemoor hall, where she received many useful gifts. Chelsea and Alan Pero will be married on Nov. 22 at the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. Keep in mind the upcoming bridal shower for Melitta Walgenbach, future bride of Chad Sorensen, on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Endiang Hall. There will be a bridal shower for Torie Viste, bride-to-be of Colt Pedersen, on Oct. 21 at the Scapa Hall at 2 p.m. The flu clinic is coming to Byemoor on Oct. 24 from

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location is to be announced. Get-well wishes go out to Agnes Sorensen, a patient in the Stettler hospital. We hope you are feeling well soon, Agnes. Jim and Maureen Wasdal are home from a trip to Utah and Las Vegas. Jim was playing ball in the World Senior Games at St. George, UT, with the Edmonton-60 team. The team won its first three games, but lost out just before the medal round. The Albertans also took in some of the sights and entertainment of Las Vegas, which wasn’t far away. George and Judy Nichols of Castor accompanied the Wasdals on the trip. We send get-well wishes to Melitta Walgenbach, who suffered a back injury in a horse-riding mishap. We hope you are on the mend, Melitta. Jennifer Knowles filled in as substitute teacher for Walgenbach at the Big Valley School, while she

was recuperating. Sympathy is extended to the family of Jessie (nee Morris) Lowis, who passed away at age 94 in Coronation. Jessie was raised in the Endiang area, where Winnie Paulsen lives today. She attended Summerhill School. When Jessie became a teacher, her first teaching position was at a one-room school near Coronation.

She married a local farmer there and remained in that community until her death. Local folks had a busy weekend, taking in the Oyster Fry in Halkirk, the turkey supper in Big Valley and the Louisiana Hayride show in Stettler. The Big Valley-Byemoor atoms have started their hockey season. They won their game in Stettler on the weekend by a wide margin.

Way to go guys — keep up the good work. Dylan and Janet Claypool and boys, who moved to Grande Prairie earlier this year, were back to Byemoor on the weekend. They had a garage sale to dispose of some of their surplus items. Little-known fact — Canada has more automobiles per person than any other country in the world.

Business & Citizenship Awards Thursday, October 25 Stettler Community Hall Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Join us as we congratulate: Male Citizen of the Year - Rob Spencer Female Citizen of the Year - Leona Thorogood Business of the Year - 59th Street Liquor Store Small Business of the Year - Bloke’s Bakery Customer Service Award - Sears Stettler Honourable Mention - Stettler Canada Post Staff Community Service - Wells Furniture Ltd. Business Service - TD Canada Trust Marketing Award - Auto Xtras Ltd. Corporate Citizen of the Year - Tim Hortons Learning in the Workplace - Score Projects Restaurant of the Year - Stettler Pizza Heritage Award - Bagshaw Electric Ltd.

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TASTE OF FALL — Big Valley served up a traditional turkey supper to a large gathering of hungry patrons Sunday. It was a celebration of autumn’s bounties — good food and good friendship. The annual Big Valley fall supper is among multiple dinners scheduled for the greater Stettler and district region in the fall months.

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‘City slicker’ gets used to living in Stettler Within a year, they had six employees and a growing and very happy client base. Kevin and Allison were married in August 2005. Their son, Preston, was born the next year. As good as it all seemed, it was not going to last. Things soon fell apart financially. They shut the business down in 2007. Because of that, he developed an interest in personal and business financing and management and began studying to earn his CFP (certified financial planner) designation. “We learned a lot about running a business and a lot about how not to run a business,” states Kevin. “I bring this experience with me to help me in my role in continuing the family legacy.” In July of this year, he moved with his family to Stettler to join Bagshaw Electric. He has started there as a shop hand and electrical apprentice. “I have zero experience in this field and there is so much to learn. It’s overwhelming, but I’m up for the challenge,” says Kevin. He must be doing OK. Kevin and daughter Jasmin, 1 1/2, Journeyman electrician Matt check out airplanes at the Fly-In Breakfast. Morris comments, “Kevin is one

Kevin Kerik met Allison in 2002. “We actually met online and had decided to meet in person. She wanted to meet me in a welllit area, in case I was an axe-murderer.” The following year, they started their own business together in Calgary. “I had a job at a small flyer delivery and printing company and thought ‘I can do this’.” Kevin quit that job. Together, he and Allison started their own flyer delivery and printing company.

Kevin and son Preston, 6, enjoy the rides at Calgary Stampede. of the better apprentices I’ve worked with.” Kevin is still adjusting to life in Stettler after living in Calgary so long. “Matt sent me back across town one day for supplies and I got lost on the way back. I had to call for directions,” says the former delivery driver. “I’m getting used to the fact that nobody around here uses addresses. Instead of giving me a building and a street number, I get something like, ‘through the four-way stop and turn left at the big tree.’”

Although Kevin started working at Bagshaw Electric this summer, that’s not when he started working for Bagshaw Electric. In 2009, they started carrying the Mosquito Magnet line and wanted a website. They called Kevin because of his web-design experience. Kevin’s hobbies and interests include ice hockey, road hockey, basement hockey, floor hockey, tabletop hockey, field hockey, watching hockey and web design. “I am excited about the NHL lockout,” says Allison. “I might actually get a husband this year.” --------------------------To celebrate our 65th birthday, we are celebrating our people. This week, we celebrate Kevin Kerik who has been with us since July 2012, er… February 2008. We will be holding our birthday bash on Oct. 24, starting at 11 a.m. Charlie and the crew will be serving up hamburgers and smokies. Everybody is welcome!

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Big Valley United Church would like to thank all those who helped in any way to make our fall supper such a success this past weekend. Each year, we seem to have more support. Whether you organized, donated food, peeled vegetables, helped cook, serve or clean up — or if you came to enjoy the food and fellowship — thank you. Bill, we couldn’t do this fundraiser without your help, expertise and generosity. To all the students and staff from the Big Valley School who helped, a special thank-you. It’s encouraging to know we have those who will help not only now, but in the future as well. Volunteers keep our church and community alive. We are all so happy that the Big Valley Oil Kings senior AA hockey club is back in full swing for the 2012-13 season. The team has been busy, with four skates in Stettler, and management is putting together the roster for the coming season. With some exciting changes to the roster, the Kings are excited about the on-ice product entering this season. As with every organization, as each season begins, the hunt is on for volunteers. If you would be interested in game-night volunteering, contact Dustin Edwards at 403740-5483. We are always on the lookout for admissiondoor, 50/50 and other support staff throughout the hockey season. Our games can’t run smoothly without our great volunteers! The Oil Kings’ home-opener is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Come on out and support the team. Here are the Big Valley crib results for Sunday, Oct. 14: Eight players were out for the afternoon. First place went to Jack Groat, second to Vi McCarty and third to Margaret Levesque, while the booby went to Len Shaw.


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This week, the lucky draw winner was Margaret Levesque, while Caroline Pound won the 50/50 draw. Everyone had a great time. New players are always welcome. There were 34 people at Big Valley’s weekly Hall Board Bingo this past Thursday. There was no winner for the progressive jackpot, so it will be at $326 next week. The consolation winner was Brenda Woods. The bonanza winner was Connie Anderson, with the consolation going to Lillian Shell. The loonie pot is sitting at $65. The next Bingo will be this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Come out and join in the fun. The Big Valley Hall Board is on the lookout for callers for their Thursday night Bingo. Training is available, if you’re not sure you could do the job. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to serve your community. If you’re willing to give it a try, call Donna at 876-2285 or Sharon at 876-2779. The 2012 Big Valley “Christmas Craft Show and Sale” is only a month away. Always a big draw in the pre-Christmas rush, this event is a great showcase of our local talent. To book a spot in the show for Saturday, Nov. 17, contact Andrea at 403-876-2064.

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Halkirk’s volunteer firemen are Chief Dale Kent, Raymond Stirling, Matt Koenraadt, Dennis Cordel, Kurt Chick, Ross Elsasser, Jason Thorkelson, Lee Fowler, Katie Baker and Jordon Elsasser. New volunteers are always needed for the fire department. For more information, phone Dale Kent. Alberta Municipal Affairs sent a plaque to the village in commemoration of our 100th anniversary. A congratulatory plaque was also received from the Town of Coronation. Both are on display at the village office. All of the Mother Teresa students, as well as the Theresetta students, attended the Jon Bauer musical concert at the Christ-King Catholic School in Stettler on Oct. 4. The high-energy concert, a kick-off to the leaders-inme program, was enjoyed by the students. Helping Hands playschool, with five young girls in attendance, runs on Mondays and Wednesdays at the school. Ms. Kroes from Stettler is the teacher. Congratulations to De-

von Johnson and Logan Perry, who placed second for Grade 5 in the CARA cross-country meet at Theresetta, and to Madelyn Schauer, who placed fifth in the Grade 8 division. Madelyn Schauer, Tiana Gamroth, Lief Neufeld, Eric Williams, Mikenna Schauer, Brooklyn Perry, Ripley Giffin and Abby Musgrove all participated in the CWAJHAA cross-country championships in Sylvan Lake last Thursday. Only students from Grade 6 and up could compete in that event. Congratulations to the students who raised $967 at the Terry Fox Run in support of cancer research. We’re issuing a pethealth warning in our community. A tick was found on the Cordel cat — that’s considered uncommon for this area and it can be serious if the cat bites a human. Congratulations to Noel and Shirley McBride on the birth of an eight-pound, four-ounce grandson, Paul Theodorus Michael, born on Oct. 12 in Florida. Paul is the first child of Michael and Melissa McBride, and

the proud grandparents have been in Florida awaiting his arrival. Wendy Ashbacher celebrated Thanksgiving with her son and family — Zane and Leanne and Coltan and Chinook — who live in Turner Valley. Lowell and Janette Berry travelled to Red Deer and had their Thanksgiving with daughter Brenda and Murray Walder and Mark. Judy de Mos had her cousin, Donna McRae from Golden, B.C., visiting for a few days. They had a chance to catch up on the visiting and family genealogy. Rick and Lisa Kent and family met up with Greg and Laura Kent in Grande Prairie on the weekend. They passed through some winter weather en route. COMING UP: The school council is holding a fruit sale, selling apples and pears, from a family-based orchard in Kelowna. Orders are to be placed at the school by Oct. 19; Oct. 23 — awards night at the school at 7 p.m.; everyone welcome; Nov. 4 — community turkey supper at the hall from 4 to 7 p.m.; local residents will receive a call for donations; if you’re missed and would like to help, phone 884-2456 to volunteer; Nov. 6 — flu shot at the seniors’ centre; Dec. 2 — Breakfast with Santa in conjunction with a Christmas market at the school.

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Former teacher’s death rekindles school memories Thanksgiving weekend and all the celebrations are over for another year. Christmas is coming — one just has to look in the stores, as many decorations are already up and stock is ready for gifts. Because some members of our family had turkey dinners on Saturday and Sunday of the Thanksgiving weekend, we celebrated on Monday. What a great day as all but one grandson, Grant, was able to come to the farm for a barbecue hamburger Thanksgiving feast. There are 18 of us now, with the grandchildren’s girlfriends and boyfriends. Our dear friend from Sunset House, Wendell Ebbett, was also here for the weekend, making it 19 at our house. We do hope that everyone had a great day and enjoyed their family as much as we did. This past Sunday, our friends, Bev and Dale Wilson, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, with celebrations at the new Badlands Community Centre in Drumheller. They hardly seem old enough to have been married that long, but the calendar doesn’t distort the truth. Congratulations. It was with sadness and a tear or two that I read Ellen Sorenson’s obituary. She was known as Ms. Dodd when she was my Grade 1 teacher in the Rumsey school in the 1943-44 school year. Not so long ago, I had four of my teachers living in Drumheller: Alex Semaka, Ms. Branum (Mrs. Walter Saunders), Isobel Sinclair and Ms. Dodd (El-

len Sorensen). Sadly, they have all passed away now. I don’t know about you, but I remember fondly most of my teachers from school days. I might add that wasn’t in the last year or two, either. At the regular weekly drop-in in Rumsey last Wednesday, Lois Kiemele was the lucky winner of the blackout at bingo. The jackpot starts over now, so maybe you would like to be a part of the festivities and join in on Wednesday afternoons. Bingo starts at about 2 p.m., and we always have refreshments after that. Welcome to the community to Garry and Vel Longman, who have moved into the Jim Deering acreage east of town. These folks come to our community from Humboldt, Sask., and we welcome them. Their closest neighbours, Gerald and Lorraine Foesier, have visited them and report that they have beautiful Black Morgan horses. Can’t wait to see them. The Foesiers made sure that the Longmans knew about our annual fall supper coming up in the community hall, Saturday, Nov. 3, so that they will be able to meet some of the locals. Yes, the annual fall supper, put on by the Rumsey Ag Society, is being held

Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. This year, there will be a live band following the supper. The band is called “The Freres.” It will be a nice change from previous years, when there was no music after supper. If you have any questions, call Dawn Herd at 368-2138. Before the Rumsey supper, you can go to Munson on Thursday, Oct. 25, and have a feast at their annual fall supper. It’s always lots and lots of good food. Homemade pies are on the menu. On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Morrin Figure Skating club — of which Rumsey young folks are members — are having an evening of fun when the “Chevelles” come to the community hall. For more information and to reserve tickets, call Sandy at 368-2172. It sounds like another fun evening. Be sure to mark on your calendar that Saturday, Nov. 17, is the day of the Big Valley Craft Show and Sale. It’s a good place to pick up some Christmas gifts. This is held in the Jubilee Hall, and if anyone needs information, call Andrea Webster. This Saturday, family and friends of Ken and Sharon Goddard travelled to Sherwood Park to attend the memorial service for

Sharon’s dad, Elgin Lifeso. A dear friend of the family, Rev. Harold Hunter from Olds, did the service. With his ever-giving assurance and grace, he conducted the ceremony with reverence and song. The slide presentation was very well done and enjoyed by all. Sharon’s Dad was a truck driver most of his life and so the songs and pictures brought this forward much to the enjoyment of Elgin’s family. The weather for travelling was excellent and for us, it was nice for us to see some of Ken’s cousins that live in the city (on Ernie’s side). Thanksgiving Sunday, the United Church in Morrin held a Thanksgiving service for 2012. Rev. Mervy Penfound led the service and he and his wife Marilyn extended good wishes to all for Thanksgiving. Sunday was not a regular day for the Morrin United Church, but will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at which time Jerry Beskewine will lead the service. This will be at the usual Sunday time of 10:30 a.m., as we mourn the loss of one of our dear comrades, Marie Jensen. Her smiling face is not there to greet everyone and enjoy the smell of the freshly brewed coffee. An estate auction sale for Marie will be held this Saturday in the Morrin community hall, beginning at 10 a.m., with Sinclair Auctions doing the selling. It just might be a good place to spend the day, especially if the weather is chilly. Lunch will be available, and there’s a quantity of antiques listed.


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Heartland Business Park on the move LES STULBERG Independent reporter Progress is being made on the Heartland Business Park, located on the south side of Highway 12, at Stettler’s east entrance. “Development is proceeding according to the development agreement between the town and county of Stettler,” said Greg Hayden, one of the developers. “It’s a unique arrangement — the land is in the county and the services will be provided by the town.” Hayden said the property is being installed with utilities and is tied to town services. Base roads are slated to be constructed and a highway intersection installed for access to Highway 12. “We hope to have it done by late fall, weatherpermitting,” Hayden said. He described the business park as a unique firstclass development, which will be fully serviced and paved. Phase 1 of the project will be zoned and developed as highway commercial, offering a highly visible location. The property is being promoted as “high and dry,” because of it higher location and good drainage. Hayden said there has already been interest in the property, but he expects people will take a more serious look at what there is to offer when the preliminary servicing has been completed and road-work is in place. The second phase of the project, for the back half of the property, is intended to be developed as country residential.

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The Stettler Panthers had a decisive 79-6 win over Innisfail in Central Alberta Football League peewee action on the weekend. The entire team and coaches were sporting pink to support women with cancer, and the Stettler players handed out pink roses at halftime to the moms and women in the crowd. The coaches were confident going into the game, said coach Berri Shirley. “The kids have been working hard all season and have really put it all together over the last few weeks.� The Stettler defence was outstanding in holding Innisfail to six points. Carson Nietz, Adam Shirley and Austin Jacobson exploded for 400 yards of offence. Gavin McQuay ran a pitch play 100 yards and Alex DeYoung returned a punt 100 yards, both for touchdowns. Steel Nichols was again outstanding on the defensive side, as the leading tackler, while Zachary Lachowski had a great kicking game for the Panthers. “This is was a complete team effort,� Shirley said. “The coaches are very excited about the future and playoffs.�



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Lightning shocked JOHN M AC N EIL Independent editor The Stettler Lightning have run into a rut early in the Heritage Junior Hockey League season. The junior B Lightning lost 6-3 to the visiting Okotoks Bisons on Saturday night at the Stettler Recreation Centre. It was the fourth loss in as many games for Stettler, which had opened the season with a pair of wins. Landon Potter, on the power play, and the Ternes twins — Adam and Scott — scored the Stettler goals. It was a two-point night for Adam Ternes. The Lightning trailed 2-1 after the first period

and 5-1 after 40 minutes. The Bisons scored three power-play goals in the fateful second period, during which Lightning forward Wyatt Haustein received a major penalty for checking to the head. He has also picked up a one-game suspension. Stettler goaltender Simon Thieleman made 28 saves as the Lightning outshot their guests 37-34. Jeremy Smith, with four points, and Jordan Eddy each scored two goals for the Bisons (5-2), and singles went to Dillon Loomer and Chase Falls. The Lightning are back home this Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. date with the Airdrie Thunder (2-4-0-1).

When the Thunder last visited Stettler, on Oct. 6, they beat the Lightning 5-4. Also on tap for Stettler this weekend is a Sunday afternoon road game against the Medicine Hat Cubs (5-3-0-1). H O U S TO N J O I N S THREE HILLS: The Three Hills Thrashers continue to gain a distinct Stettler flavour. After a stint with the junior A Canmore Eagles, Dylan Houston has joined fellow Stettler product Jacob Hamel and Castor brothers Aaron and Michael Neumeier with the Thrashers (2-1-0-1), Last season, Houston played on a high-scoring Red Deer minor midget line with the Ternes twins.

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Landon Potter (6) of the Stettler Lightning battles with an Airdrie Thunder opponent in Heritage Junior Hockey League play this month. The teams face off this Saturday.

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Stettler Wildcats’ kicker Frank van Ommeren (96) had another strong game in the Wildcats’ 39-3 win over the Camrose Trojans at home last Thursday. The Wildcats (6-0) begin the playoffs this Friday at home to Lacombe.

Wildcats roar into playoffs JOHN M AC N EIL Independent editor The Stettler Wildcats dusted off the Camrose Trojans 39-3 at home last Thursday to finish the Central Alberta High School Football League regular season with a perfect 6-0 record befitting their No. 1 ranking provincially. The Wildcats, provincial Tier 3 champions in 2011, begin their next playoff journey at 4 p.m. Friday in Stettler in league quarter-final action against the Lacombe Rams. Stettler defeated Lacombe 17-0 in season-opening action Sept. 6 at the William E. Hay Composite High School field. The Rams and Sylvan Lake Lakers were the Wildcats’ two wildcard opponents this season, with Stettler placed in a pool with Camrose, Ponoka, Wetaskiwn and West Central (Rocky Mountain House). The new format this season deprived the Wildcats’ of their

traditionally tough Red Deer opponents, but the Stettler kids passed a test of another sort this fall. “Definitely, to go 6-0 in the regular season, it’s good,” Wildcats coach Norbert Baharally said after Monday’s practice. “I think everybody would agree that the competition in this pool maybe wasn’t the best throughout the league, but at the same time, we did it with a team that was banged up throughout most of the year. “And I’d like to believe now that when we get into playoffs here, that we’re going to have all our horses back and everybody is ready to go.” Some of the all-star Wildcats battled injuries for much of the regular season. S e n i o r q u a r t e r b a c k M o rg a n Loshny, out since Game 1 with a knee injury, dressed for last week’s game, but didn’t see any action. “We’re hoping that we’ll get him back on a limited basis on Friday,” Baharally said of Loshny. “Braden Nelson injured his ankle last game against Camrose. We’re

hoping he’s a game-day decision, and be ready to go. “Darren Gendre ended up getting hit and injured that same game. He’s going to the doctors (Tuesday), so hopefully we’ll get clearance from him that he might be able to go.” Likewise for senior slotback Austin Cherewko, whose injury kept him sidelined last week. He dressed for the game, but otherwise took the week off to nurse an irritated tendon. He’s banking on a return to action for Friday’s playoff-opener. Despite the season-long string of injuries, the Wildcats maintained their top ranking among Tier 3 schools in Alberta, and kept pace with high expectations that carried over from last season. “I think we’re doing pretty good,” Cherewko said. “So far, so good. We went 6-0, so that’s a good thing. See ‘Football’ on Page B2

The Big Valley Oil Kings finished their weekend training camp on Sunday at the Big Valley Agriplex, with several new players among those looking to contribute to the senior AA team. Calgary-born Curtis Billsten, who had 64 points in 70 games in the 200607 season with the WHL’s Kootenay Ice, is among the Big Valley newcomers who has impressed. Billsten, 26, comes to the Oil Kings with a combination of size — at sixfoot-three and 220 pounds — and top-end skill. Besides playing major junior in the WHL, university in the CIS and pro in the ECHL and CHL, he most recently skated with the SAIT Trojans of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. Stettler product Brett Ouellette aims to make a smooth transition from the junior B Lightning to the Oil Kings of the Battle River Hockey League. In his overage season, Ouellette led the Lightning squad with 34 points in 40 games. He also showed his tenacious side by racking up 97 penalty minutes. Forward Derek Muhlbach, fresh out of high school, has ambitions of joining his older brother Brett with the Oil Kings. Last season, the younger Muhlbach posted 25 points in 38 games as a rookie with the Lightning. Derek finished the season with 14 goals, which was tied for second on the Heritage junior B league team. Also from the junior B ranks, last year’s Three Hills Thrashers’ captain, Matt Wildeman, hopes to trade in his hometown

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CURTIS BILLSTEN jersey for the Oil Kings’ colours this season. Wildeman was voted the Thrashers’ most improved player in the 2011-12 season, and finished with 27 points in 36 games with the junior B club. Jeremy Chadsey is another player who showed well at the Oil Kings’ training camp. Chadsey has the combination of size, grit and skill. The sxi-footone, 230-pound native of Chilliwack, B.C., includes an important physical element to his game. As a member of the Quesnel Millionaires of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League a decade ago, Chadsey racked up 183 penalty minutes, while also contributing 41 points in 57 games. The powerful winger, now 29, also suited up in the ECHL, CHL and UHL. Chadsey’s style of play could make him a popular player in Big Valley. The Oil Kings continue to prepare for their seasonopener on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Tofield. Check out the Oil Kings on Facebook (Big Valley Oil Kings Hockey) for team news, updates and photos. Fans can also follow the Oil Kings on Twitter (@BVOilKings).

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“But, yeah, I think we’re living up to our expectations,” Cherewko said. “We just have to follow through from what everyone thinks we can do, and believe that we can do what we can do. Because I believe we’re a good team, and the coaches believe we’re a good team, and our community believes we’re a good team. “So I think if we take all that believing and put it into action, we can do a lot of damage.” Cherewko said that even with a 6-0 record, the Wildcats faced credible tests from Sylvan Lake and Lacombe. “Those are the toughest teams we’ve played so far, and I think we came out of it pretty good. “Some of our major players were (out with injuries), so I think our rookies and our backups did really good. Them stepping up was a huge factor. “Now, the more people, the merrier. I think players coming back will be a good thing, and the rookies that have played against other teams can actually know how to play, and got some experience.” Gendre, one of Stettler’s gritty sophomores, was shaken up during last week’s game. “I think he got tackled,” Baharally said. “They grabbed him by the facemask or the helmet and kind of twisted his neck on the way down. “Obviously, with a head and neck injury, you want to be as cautious as possible, and that’s what our training staff did. They stabilized and immobilized everything and then called paramedics to make sure nothing was serious.” The Wildcats have given teams serious competition all season, even with the likes of Loshny, Nelson and Ty Page missing for parts of the schedule. Baharally cautioned that both Stettler and Lacombe will likely field stronger teams this week than when they first faced each other about six weeks ago. “Both teams, obviously, weren’t polished at that time of year,” he said Monday night. “We just saw some film on Lacombe here tonight, from their game (a 45-35 loss to the Notre Dame Cougars) on Friday. They’ve improved. They have a pretty decent passing attack, with Austin Ericson (at quarterback). I’m familiar with him from Shock (midget) football. So it’ll be an interesting test for us. “I still maintain that we have the best front seven. Teams are going to have a hard time running the ball against our front seven, but if were susceptible to any kind of thing, giving up a big play on defence, it would be a big ball and a big pass over our heads.” SCOREBOARD: In the Wildcats’ rout of Camrose last week, Nelson scored two touchdowns, while rushing for 111 yards on six carries. Mark Forrester and the Cassidy cousins — Parker and Thomas — each had one touchdown. Rookie kicker Frank van Ommeren added five converts, a field goal and a single. Tyler Stewart had 103 yards rushing on 12 carries, while Parker Cassidy gained 53 yards on two tries. PLAYOFF MATCHUPS: Along with the Stettler-Lacombe matchup, other quarter-final games pit Hunting Hills against Camrose, Notre Dame against West Central and Sylvan Lake against Wetaskiwin.

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Wildcat JV girls golden at Calgary tournament By Rachelle Campeau Wildcats JV girls’ coach The Wildcat JV girls from William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler travelled to Calgary to compete in the Rundle College Academy’s Cobra Classic this past weekend. The Stettler girls put in more than 15 hours of tournament play Saturday and came out as the goldmedal champions. Teams in the tournament were mostly from Calgary (including CCS, Rundle, Holy Rosary and St. Martin), as well as surrounding areas (Didsbury, Cochrane and Oilfields). The Wildcats’ round-robin play began at 8:45 a.m., starting with a difficult game against Cochrane. The girls split the two games played, winning 25-18 and then falling 25-19. The Wildcats then moved on to play Holy Rosary, and with spectacular net plays from Olivia Zuk, Morgan VanDusen and Dacia Gramlick, Stettler proved to be a force to be reckoned with. The girls won both games of the set — 25-21 and 25-15, ending the second game with a direct hard hit from Tyra Ganser. The last two games in round-robin play were against Oilfields. The Wildcats scored wins of 25-10 and 25-13. At the end of round-robin play, the Stettler girls were ranked first in their pool with five wins and only one loss. That allowed them to play the fourthplace team, the Didsbury Dragons, in the opposing pool in the quarter-final round. Didsbury came out ready to play, but was no match for the Wildcats, who defeated the Dragons in two games — 25-10 and 25-17. Moving onto the semifinals, the Stettler girls once again faced Holy Rosary, which had created an upset by defeating the Rundle in the quarter-finals. Holy Rosary showed to be an entirely new team when compared to the one seen previously. The Wildcats fought hard, but lost the first match 20-25. In the second match, quick coverage by Jessica Nelson and Brook Clark countered the hard hits dealt by Holy Rosary. Libero Ryah Auton made all the difference for Stettler, sacrificing body

for ball, picking up anything and everything that was dished to the back court, allowing power players Dacia Gramlick and Bailey Steinhoff, as well as middle players Morgan VanDusen and Katie Monaghan, to return hard hits back at the opposition. The Wildcats defeated Holy Rosary in the second match 25-23, resulting in a third and final game to determine the winner of the set. Both teams played amazing, resulting in long and difficult rallies where often players found themselves hitting the ground in order to get the ball back up for a play. The Wildcats squeezed out the win with a final score of 16-14, moving them onto the final. In the final, the Wildcats once again faced Cochrane. Already late into the day due to close matches delaying schedule times, the girls walked onto the court at 9:30 p.m., bruised and tired but excited and ready to play. In the first match, the Stettler girls got an early lead, with Cochrane finding it difficult to receive the hard serves from Katie Monaghan, and took the first match 25-17. In the second match, Cochrane picked up its game and after a tight race to the end, beat the Wildcats 25-21. Once again, a third match was needed to determine the winner. In the third match, blocks by Morgan VanDusen and Katie Monaghan, the agility and hitting talents of Dacia Gramlick and Baily Steinhoff, and the quick coverage from Nikyta Lachowsky and Brook Clark, made all the difference, with the game ending 15-11 in favour of the Wildcats. Stettler coach Rachelle Campeau and assistant coach Alicia Kneeland are extremely proud of the girls’ accomplishments thus far. “They have improved beyond our expectations in a very short time and continue to impress us with their growth as individual players as well as, as a team,” Campeau said. The Wildcats are next scheduled to travel to Red Deer on Oct. 25 to play Hunting Hills and H.J. Cody in a league interlock. They then leave for Ardrossan on Oct. 26 for another tournament.

Senior Wildcats struggle in front of home crowds The Stettler Wildcats senior girls’ volleyball team had a tough week in league and tournament action. The Wildcats hosted their annual high school tournament Friday and Saturday, but they didn’t fare well in pool play or in the playoffs. In round-robin action, Stettler lost to Camrose (25-20, 25-16) and Paradise Valley (25-12, 25-20), but managed a win against Wainwright (26-24, 26-24). That left the Wildcats

in third place in their pool, with 11 point. In the consolation semifinals, the Wildcats came up flat and lost two games to Provost Catholic, which had placed fourth in the other pool. This week, the Wildcats have a bye in their league schedule. They’re back on the court next Tuesday in Lacombe, where they will play Central Alberta Christian High School. In league action last Tuesday, the Wildcats lost in

three straight games to the visiting Lacombe Rams. “The Rams are a very talented team with several club players that don’t make many mistakes,” said Stettler coach Warren Aspenes. “The ’Cats continued to improve in developing their attack, but just came away with too many unforced errors to compete with the Rams.” The Wildcats’ player of the game in last week’s match against Lacombe was Claire Aspenes.

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

The Stettler Wildcats hosted a senior girls’ high school volleyball tournament on the weekend. They dropped to the consolation round and lost in the semifinals.

The Stettler Wildcats were gold-medallists in the JV girls’ high school volleyball tournament last Saturday at Rundle College in Calgary. In the back row (from left) are head coach Rachelle Campeau, Dacia Gramlick, Tyra Ganser, Olivia Zuk, Morgan VanDusen, Katie Monaghan, Bailey Sterinhoff, Morgan Baker and assistant coach Alicia Kneeland. In the front row (from left) are Jessica Nelson, Nikyta Lachowsky, Ryah Auton, Brooke Clark and Emily Wright. Stettler defeated Cochrane in the final.


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BERTIN Paul Gabriel 1994 - 2012 Paul Gabriel Bertin passed away in Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the age of 18 Years. Paul is survived by his loving parents Mike and Eleanor Bertin, brothers Ben (Christy), Dan (Courtney), Tommy, Jonny a n d Ti m o t h y a n d s i s t e r Becky (John) Hurst as well as two very special nieces Abigail and Victoria, grandparents Marrian Bertin and George and Anne Krahn, aunts and uncles Rudy (Marena) Krahn, Rev. Keith (Becky) Magill, Ted (Rhonda) Krahn and Dave Bertin as well as many cousins other relatives and friends. Paul was predeceased by his grandfather Joe Bertin in 2007. A Funeral service for the late Paul Bertin was held at the Erskine Evangelical Free Church located on main street in Erskine, Alberta on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be made to the Down’s Syndrome Society or to ECHO in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

EVERETT Shirley Louise July 2, 2012 - Oct. 6, 2012 Shirley Everett passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 6th, 2012 at the High River Hospital at the age of 74 years. Shirley is survived by her husband Grant; sons Michael (Elizabeth) Everett and their children Serena and Asia, Kerry (Chantelle) Everett and their children Redmond, Colton and Hazel; Sister Sheilia (Wayne) Livingston and their children Dorothy (Paul) Burkhardt and their children Jaycie, Shelby, Ashley; Bob (Darlene) Livingston and their sons Jeffrey (Maria) Livingston and Christopher. Shirley is also survived by her extended family, motherin-Law Bernice Everett; Sister-in-law Rachel (Lorne) Akre and children; brother-inlaw Clifford (Rena) Everett and children. Shirley was predeceased by her daughter Darlene and son Randy Granger; Mother and Father Norma and Robert Arnold; father-in-Law Clarence Everett; and Brother-in-Law Barry Everett. A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held on Monday, October 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #71 i n H i g h R i v e r. To s e n d condolences and view Shirley’s tribute page please visit Caring for the family is LYLE REEVES FUNERALS of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242 .

ROBINSON Ronnie (Ron) Ron Robinson, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away suddenly at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre in the early morning on October 10, 2012 at the age of 66 years. Ron was predeceased by his mother and father Norma and Jack Robinson and brother Glen Robinson. He is survived by his loving wife Judy; daughters Michaela Cockerill and Dawn (Neil) McCallum; grandchildren: Joshua and Jordan McCallum, Brianne and Jenna Cockerill. Ron worked for AGT until 1979, following his dad’s retirement, he moved to Gadsby to farm with his brother Terry. After a few years of farming Ron worked as an operator and advanced to Area Supervisor with S w o r d E n e r g y, f o r m e r l y known as Thunder Energy. Ron’s love, laughter and companionship will be missed by his family and all those who had the honour of knowing him. Funeral services w e r e h e l d o n Tu e s d a y, October 16, 2012 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler F u n e r a l H o m e , S t e t t l e r, Alberta with Reverend Susan Bowyer officiating. If desired memorial donations in memory of Ron Robinson may be made to Gadsby Omega Cemetery, S.T.A.R.S. or a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral a r r a n g e m e n t s . To s e n d condolences to the family, please visit

CALDWELL Jamie Lee Caldwell of Niton Junction, formerly of the Stettler area, passed away on Saturday October 6, 2012 at the age of 32. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. His Funeral was on October 12 at the Edson Funeral Home with internment at Carrot Creek Cemetery. “Jamie you will never be forgotten”


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SAVAGE Mr. Wayne William Savage passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Red Deer Regional Hospital, Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 65 years. Wayne was born on April 11, 1947 in Stettler, Alberta to parents Lois and Bill Savage. Wayne is survived by his wife Vicki; mother Lois Savage (friend Everett Bullington); brothers Ron (Judy) Savage and Murray Savage; sisters Ann (Harvey) Hall and Dixie (Jim) Skocdopole; brothers and sisters in law Gilda (Stan) Wesner and Marianne (Darrel) Bender; nephews and nieces: Lyle (Pauline) Wesner, Bradley (Christina) Wesner, Tracy Tinholt, Leslie (Greg) Klafke, Gwen Skocdopole, Greg (Richelle) Skocdopole, Jason Hall, Kevin Hall, Lori Savage; great nephews and nieces: Drew Wesner, Rebecca Wesner, Jessica Ti n h o l t , J a c o b Ti n h o l t , Anya Klafke, Nadia Klafke, Kristan Lacosse, Alexander Skocdopole, Chandler Skocdopole, Bridget Skocdopole, Elliot Skocdopole, Jinger Skocdopole; other relatives and many friends. Wayne was predeceased by his father Bill Savage; brother James Savage and nephew Richard Bender. A funeral service for the late Mr. Wayne Savage was held on Friday, October 12, 2012 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta. Wayne was laid to rest at Gadsby Omega Cemetery, Gadsby, Alberta. If desired memorial contributions may be made in memory to Animal Haven Rescue, S.P.C.A. or a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral a r r a n g e m e n t s . To s e n d condolences to the family, please visit

SUTTON In loving memory of my wife Shirley who passed away on Oct. 22, 1999. There is a bridge of memories

From here to Heaven above, That keeps you very close to me, It’s called the Bridge of Love. As time goes by without you and the days turn to years, They hold a million memories and a thousand silent tears. To me you were so special, what more is there to say, Except to wish with all my heart, that you were here today. Love Dwayne WILLIAM GLEN NIXON July 24, 1918 - Oct 19, 2009 We think of you with love But that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday And the days before that too We think of you in silence We often speak your name Now all we have is memories And your picture in a frame Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part God has you in His Keeping We have you in our Heart ~Always loved and forever missed Isabel & family

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wish kitchen & gift Bridal Registry Stacey Chick & Darcy Erion Megan Huskinson & Devin Haley Jenna CoÂżeld & Andrew Wiart Janene Burwash & Rob Andrews Amber Lachance & Brad Hoogenberg

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Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

requires a

Part-Time Receptionist to work 2-3 days/week with full time responsibilities in March and April. Candidates should be comfortable in an ofďŹ ce environment, have good client relationship skills, able to multitask various duties, learn quickly, work well with others and be comfortable with basic computer software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Position will be available November 1. To apply, please forward your resume via fax 403-742-1266, email in person at 4912 - 51 Street or mail to P.O. Box 460, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED CASED HOLE SUPERVISOR Knowledge of the Lee Specialties system is an asset. Competitive wages & benefits with an RRSP program and other incentives. E-mail:

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


Heartland Arts Troupe Society presents

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

Botha Christmas Sale Saturday, November 3 Botha Community Hall 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Concession by UCW


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: Fax 780-706-2389.



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@

Restaurant/ Hotel


ERNIE O’S RESTAURANT & PUB in Edson is looking for Line Cooks. Please fax resume to 780-723-3603 or email:




Office Assistant Job Opportunity Busy and established financial services firm in Stettler has an opening for an outgoing, personable office assistant, who’s duties will include answering phone calls, handling incoming and outgoing mail and courier packages, ordering supplies, setting up client appointments, and helping with all aspects of marketing the business. Also working with rest of the business team to help streamline existing day to day paperwork and processes, as well as help develop new ones. Proficiency with all facets of Microsoft Office and a fully electronic office is essential. If you’re interested in working in a growth business with opportunity for future advancement, please send a resume and hand written note as to why we should consider you for this position to Box K, c/o The Stettler Independent, PO Box 310, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0.

NOV. 27 – DEC. 1, 2012 Saturday, November 17 – “1st Annual Gingerbread House Contest� (10am-4pm) – Stettler Recreation Centre, deadline for entries Nov. 14 – Entry forms available at Bond-O Communications, Wares Jewelers, or Sutton Realty.

Tuesday, November 27 – “Owen Blake Tribute Breakfast� (7-9am) – Advance Tickets Only: $15.00 Tuesday, November 27 – “Dessert First� Night (5-7pm) – Advance Tickets Only: $20.00 SOLD OUT Wednesday, November 28 – “Sharing the Season� Seniors’ Tea (2-4pm) – Admission $5.00 (available at the door)

Wednesday, November 28 – “The Jingle Mingle� Meet and Greet the Artisan Night (7-9pm) – A chance to meet the 2012 artisans in person and shop for one-of-a-kind market items. Admission $5.00 (available at the door)

Thursday, November 29 – “Sounds of the Season� Wine and Cheese Concert (7-9pm) – Advance Tickets Only: $20.00

Friday, November 30 – “Cocoa, Cookies, & Santa Claus� Children’s Day (2-5pm)

Saturday, December 1 – “Festival of Lights Dine, Dance, & Auction� – Doors open at 5:30pm, Advance Tickets Only: $60.00

Event tickets can be purchased at WISH Kitchen & Gift on Main Street. Visit www.stettlerfestivalo for more info or call 403.742.8484

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MCDONALD’S Restaurants in Ponoka, Lacombe, Gasoline Alley (East and West) and Stettler are now hiring full time TEAM LEADERS (Food Service Supervisors). Starting wage is between $11.05 to $13.00 per hour, depending upon previous experience and/or equivilent education. All restaurants are 24 hours so applicants must be wlling to work flexible shifts, weekend, evenings and late nights. We offer benefits and opportunities for further advancement. Apply in person, or on line at or fax resume to 403-783-4251.



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: Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! 1-866-399-3853



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.

SYLVAN AUTO CENTER now hiring 2nd or 3rd year apprentice. Exc. working conditions, benefit plan after 3 mos., wages based on experience. Fax resume to: 403-887-5054 WANTED EXPERIENCED Heavy Equipment Operators. Must have all oilfield related tickets. Please call Darrel 780-837-0617; Bryan 780-837-0476.



DATA ENTRY PERSON Needed for an insurance agency

Full or Part time considered Easy computer work Call Bill 403-783-3976 Or mail resume to Box 4098, Ponoka, AB T4J 1R5


Full Time Project Coordinator

Detachment Clerk - Full Time

Job Duties: Assist Project Management with daily work Ordering and shipping materials for Projects Strong communication & organizational skills a must Computer skills & Microsoft Outlook

The Stettler Detachment of the RCMP requires a career-minded individual to work at the Detachment office. The work environment is fast paced with a wide variety of duties. We are a close knit team of professionals who include other clerks, police officers, guards and victim service volunteers.

Please email resume to or fax 403-876-2554

Under the direct supervision of the Stettler Detachment Commander the Detachment Clerk’s duties include, but are not limited to: • answering inquiries from the public in person or via telephone and documenting inquiries or calls for service. • dispatching police officers and utilizing the police radio system. • preparation of legal documents and reports. • querying, entering and modifying data from a variety of police computer systems. • attending criminal court in an administrative capacity. • conducting quality assurance reviews. This position may require shift work, overtime and some overnight training in Calgary or Edmonton. The position is conditional upon fulfilling the RCMP Security Clearance requirements. The ideal applicant will be a team player, willing to learn, skilled in the use of computers and possess a high level of interpersonal skills. They will type in excess of 40 wpm and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other police data base programs. The successful applicant will be an employee of the Town of Stettler who offer a competitive salary, pension and benefit package.

RCMP Attention: Detachment Commander P.O. Box 1298 Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0



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Resumes will not be considered after 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Administrator Required 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. 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. There are 178 developed lots within the Village with recreational activities that provide year round enjoyment for residents and visitors to the area. 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. The Starting Salary will be negotiable depending on experience. Hours of work are exible and will be determined according to the successful candidate’s abilities and experience. Resumes will be accepted until Friday, November 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm. For more details please contact the Summer Village of Rochon Sands OfďŹ ce at (403) 742-4717 or via e-mail to The Summer Village of Rochon Sands #1 Hall Street Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0

For more information call 403-876-2574




has an opening for a Pipefitter/Labourer Email resume to or fax 403-742-2244 Restaurant/ Hotel


COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Stettler Boston Pizza is now accepting applications for

Cooks Experience not necessary, must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Benefits available.



We are looking for energetic and dynamic candidates to join our KFC restaurants.

What do we offer ÂąFlexible hours matched to your availability ÂąComplete paid training program ÂąEmployee meals ÂąCareer advancement and benefits (if applicable)


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PARK PAVING LTD., located in Edmonton, is currently looking for a F/T SAFETY COORDINATOR and we have an immediate opening for a CRUSHING FOREMAN Please submit your resume and driver’s abstract via fax to 780-434-5373, or by email to employment@parkpaving. com





TWO WHEELIN’ T.J. LOGGING EXCITEMENT! of Whitecourt, Alberta Motorcycle Mechanic is accepting resumes for Program. GPRC Fairview experienced heavy duty Campus. Hands-on operators, hoe, dozer, training - street, off-road, skidder, buncher, dual sport bikes. processor, delimber for Opportunity to write 1st & immediate employment. 2nd apprenticeship exams. Fax resume 780-778-2428. Fall/2013 start. 1-888-999-7882; JOB HUNTING? Read the Classifieds. 1-877-223-3311.

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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: Bill’s Farm Supplies, Attn: Tracey, Box 1325, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0, fax 403-742-1282, email to:


Stettler Independent Advertising Department



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: Fax: 403-258-3197 Or mail to: Ste. 5309, 333 - 96 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

SKILLED TRADESMEN - Hiring Heavy Civil/ Commercial Carpenters, Labourers, Operators and Welders. Please send your resume to or fax it to 416-255-2219

is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

• WELDERS • LABOURERS • PIPEFITTERS • SUBCONTRACT CREW TRUCK OPERATORS Please fax resume to 403-742-0241 or email to Drop off resumes to 4701 - 42 St., Stettler NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

4810—50 St. P.O. Box 310 Stettler, AB TOC 2L0

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DRIVERS WANTED. Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No rail experience needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits package. Skills needed Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid licence w/air brake endorsement. High school diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword driver. Do not fill in city or state

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Tornado Hydrovacs, a division of Petrofield Industries is accepting resumes for:

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Fulltime Parts Person Fulltime Inside/Outside Salesperson for our Consort location.

• Industrial Painters • Sandblasters • Welders (Journeyman

or Apprentice) at our Manufacturing Facility located at 4102 - 44 Avenue, Stettler, AB

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TOWN OF Two Hills is looking for a Public Works Foreman or an Equipment Operator. More information on our website:

Join the professional team at the Stettler Independent, one of Stettler’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

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We are looking for someone with previous experience in automotive and/or industrial supply, a valid drivers license, computer knowledge, ability to work well alone and with others, and be well organized. Competitive salary based on experience. Please FAX resume to Craig @ 403-577-2518 or Dwight @ 403-742-8896 OR DROP OFF at Consort store - #1 –4814-48 St. Consort, Ab.


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Advertisers in the showcase section maintain Real Estate offices in Stettler, are members of the Red Deer & District Real Estate Board Co-op Ltd., and all offer full multiple listing services.

Put pumpkins to use in many different ways Autumn is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and thousands of people flock to local farms and roadside vendors to select perfect pumpkins. Many pumpkins are turned into decorative jack-o’lanterns for Halloween, only to be tossed in the trash come Nov. 1. That could be because many people are unaware of the various ways they can put pumpkins to good use. Pumpkins are gourds and members of the squash family and have been grown and used for thousands of years. Evidence suggests that pumpkins date back to 7000 BC, possibly originating in Mexico. Today they are widely used for decorating around Halloween, but there are many other things that can be done with pumpkins. * Create a food vessel. Pumpkins can be transformed into bowls to hold soup, punch, fruit, or even dips. Make sure the pumpkin has been cleaned well of its pulp and seeds, as well as the stringy flesh that is inside. Rub the inside walls of the pumpkin with oil to keep them from drying out and caving in, then fill with your food of choice. * Make pumpkin puree. Puree from a pumpkin can be used in all types of recipes, from soups to baked goods.

The puree also can replace the oil in cake recipes. Cut the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and stringy membranes. Then place it cut-sidedown in a pan with a little water in the bottom. Bake at 350 F for around 90 minutes. The flesh will become tender and easily removable. Blend the resulting puree in a food processor and reserve flesh for recipes. Some pumpkins are sweeter or better to use as part of recipes. Check the variety you’re purchasing. * Whip up a facial. Use some pumpkin puree with a little brown sugar and a dash of milk to create a vitamin-rich facial mask. * Get illuminated. Turn hollowed-out mini pumpkins into candles. Melt soy wax, beeswax or the gel type of candle wax that can be found at most craft stores. Add your favorite scent and place a wick into the bottom of the pumpkin. Then pour the wax into hallowed-out space and allow it to harden. Try the same thing with bumpy and multi-colored gourds for added decorating appeal. * Turn the pumpkin into a flower pot. Fill a hollow pumpkin with soil. You may not have to worry about scraping the pumpkin completely clean because the pulp can be used to help fertilize the potting soil. Plant your favorite fall

flowers into the festive and earth-friendly flower pot. When the pumpkin shows signs of rotting, simply put the whole thing into a traditional flower pot or bury it directly in the ground. * Make pumpkin stock. While vegetable or meat-based stocks may be the standards, pumpkin can be used to make stock as well. Clean out the seeds from the stringy guts of the pumpkin and put the guts into a pot filled with water. Add celery, carrots or any other aromatic vegetables for extra flavor. Allow to boil for

at least 30 minutes. The stock is ready when it begins to change color. Strain and reserve the stock for use in a variety of recipes. * Add to compost bins. Pumpkins are rich in zinc, vitamin A and vita-

min C, among other nutrients. You can add the discarded pumpkins to your backyard compost bins to further replenish the soil. * Turn into a billowing cauldron. Instead of a standard jack-o’-lantern,

put a glass jar into the carved pumpkin, add dish soap and hot water to the jar and then put in a piece of dry ice. Bubbles and smoke will pour out of the pumpkin to create a spooktacular effect.

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GREAT FAMILY HOME with 5 Bdrms/3 Baths. Basement is totally developed. Impressive workmanship and many extra features in this beautiful bungalow. $364,900.

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LOW MAINTENANCE HOME for retired couple or first time buyers. 2 Bdrms. finished basement, main floor laundry and attached garage. $239,900.

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Excellent Family Home — Featuring 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, games room, family room, 2 fireplaces, very functional floor plan. Great neighbourhood, close to school. Hurry today to view this family friendly home. #CA0003628. $324,900.

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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. $254,900.

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Owner says sell! Renovated home. Triple pane windows. Large garage. Quick possession. $274,500 list price.

Now just $215,000. Clean home close to schools. 5 Bedrooms. Efficient furnace. Recent hot water tank. Heated garage. Don’t wait!

Very affordable. 3 Bedroom split level. 24 x 24 Garage. Private, landscaped and well fenced. $169,500. Call now!

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Brian Lynn Associate Broker

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3+2 bdrm bungalow in Grandview. Economical good value home. $265,000. Call Garry.

Nothing to do here but move in. Low taxes & lots of extras. $133,000. Call Atie.

Small town luxury in Big Valley. If you need to escape this is the place. $385,000. Call Ross.

Peace and tranquility with a great river valley view. 1/4 has lease revenue as well as farm income. Call Ross.






1750 sq. ft. home on 1.38 acres, 1/8 mile from town. $479,900. Call Garry.

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3 bdr, 4 level split plenty of room for the family. $269,000. Call Jill.


4 bdrms, 2 baths, totally redone inside. Come take a look. $274,500. Call Jill.

Beautiful landscaped yard with one of a kind home on acreage close to town. $529,000. Call Ross.

2 acreages ready for your new home. $119,000 each. Call Brian.



2200 sq. ft. home, with recent upgrades in quiet community of Red Willow. $169,900. Call Wade.

Perfect rental income home, or nice starter. $148,000. Call Doug.

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Perfect starter or retirement home. Heated garage. $189,000. Call Wade.


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3 bdrm home, with 2 garages. $283,000. Call Edna.

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Buffalo View Est. Lake front 6 bdrm home, landscaped to water with dock and covered boat lift. $799,000. Call Brian.


1530 sq. ft. home, on larger lot 5 bdrms, 3 baths.Triple car garage. $499,000. Call Doug.


Newer bldg, with .67 acres fenced industrial lot. $398,000. Highway visible. Call Doug.





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4605 - 41 St., Stettler

We are currently seeking applications for full time positions of:

Pipefitter/Journeyman & Apprentices Instrumentation & Electrical/ Journeyman & Apprentices TKS Offers competitive wages & a full benefit package. Drop off resumes at shop or email to


EARN EXTRA CASH! Part-time, full-time immediate openings for men & women. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed; www.hiringnow INTERESTED IN the Community Newspaper business? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: resumes_add.php. SANDBLASTER / PAINTER REQUIRED Will train. Above average wage. Health plan. Call 403-742-7833



STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. is one of Canada’s Best 50 Managed Companies. We are an industry leading Electrical & Instrumentation Contractor that prides itself in having committed and dedicated employees.

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TOWN OF PONOKA Employment Opportunity Public Works Foreman. For details of this position go to: or email:


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buyer for items you want to sell is with a Classified want ad. Phone 1-877-2233311

Floor Covering Installers and Tilesetters needed

for Jensen Contract Flooring, Big Valley, AB Starting wages: $23 to $25/hr - Floor Covering Installers $19 to $21/hr - Tilesetters 40-50 hours per week Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of work experience or have a valid trade certification. Please send qualified resumes only to or fax to 403-876-2554

We are currently hiring:

JOURNEYMEN, 2/3/4th YEAR ELECTRICIANS FOR THE RED DEER AREA The ideal candidates will have the following: • H2S, OSSA Fall Protection, OSSA Aerial Work Platform, CSTS • Journeymen or 3&4 year Electricians and/or Instrumentation Techs • A team player • Excellent communication skills STUDON offers a competitive salary, incentive and benefits package. If you are interested in this opportunity to join a dynamic and growing company, please forward your resume to the address below.

STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. ATTN: Human Resources Fax: 403-342-6505 Email:

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IS looking to fill the following positions in the: HINTON AND FOX CREEK LOCATION * Oilfield Construction Supervisors * Oilfield Construction Lead Hands * Stainless and Carbon Welders * B-Pressure Welders * Pipefitters * Experienced Pipeline Equipment Operators * Experienced oilfield labourers * Industrial Painters * 7-30 tonne Picker Truck Operator with Class 1 H2S Alive ( Enform), St. John (Red Cross) standard first aid) & in-house drug and alcohol tests are required. Please submit resume to or Fax to 780-865-5829 Quote job #61273 on resume

Truckers/ Drivers

TELL it all! Tell it well! Make your ads sell for you by giving full description of goods or services offered. Include prices and terms. Phone 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly ad taker.



is now hiring

Class 1 Drivers for transporting Dangerous Goods Experience driving Super B, Tridem, and Body-Job units is an asset. We offer top industry wages, group benefits package, company RRSPs as well as scheduled days off. Please send resumes: Fax: 403-742-4181 Email: Call: 403-742-4189

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We are now seeking full-time employees for the following positions:



880 Party Maxx Help Wanted

Full/Part Time • Floor Merchandiser • Front End Customer Service

Required for our Stettler Office Benefits Include:  • Competitive wages. • Excellent benefits (health, dental, life insurance, disability etc.). 

Duties include: • Stock • Freight • Customer Service • Computer Entry

If you are interested in a career with an established Energy Services company please apply in person at 7201-50 Ave., Stettler, Alberta or please fax your resume to 1.403.742.6901 or email your resume to

Computer skills an asset

Call 403-741-7864 for interview time or drop resume at store 5018 - 50 Street, Stettler

We thank all applicants and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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On now at your Alberta Buick Dealers. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Buick is a brand of General Motors of Canada. **/‡/*Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Buick Verano (R7B), 2012 Buick Regal (R7D), 2012 Buick Enclave (R7B) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Alberta Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Auto Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. †† 2.99%/5.29% Purchase financing for 84 months on 2012 Buick Verano/2012 Buick Regal and 2012 Buick Enclave on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 2.99%/5.29% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $132.09/$142.71. Cost of borrowing is $1,095.39/$1,987.28, total obligation is $11,095.39/$11,987.28. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Biweekly payments based on a purchase price of $21,995/$24,998/$35,998 with $999/$2,599/$2,899 down on 2012 Buick Verano/2012 Buick Regal and 2012 Buick Enclave, equipped as described. ~OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. ^ For more information visit +The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. $2,000/$6,000/$8,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2012 Buick Verano/2012 Buick Regal/ 2012 Buick Enclave (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. ‡ Comparison based on latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM brand.

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Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades Rahr Malting Canada Ltd., a leading manufacturer of Brewer’s Malt, is now accepting applications for a full time Maintenance Technician position. The position includes trouble shooting, maintenance inspections, lubes, PMs and repairs to all types of equipment in order to maintain the safe operation and fulfill production requirements of Rahr Malting. The position is rated under the Heavy Job classification. Applicants must have a valid mechanical trade certificate for work in Alberta. This position will work in coordination with the Operations group and is accountable to the Maintenance Supervisor. Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred. Application Closing Date: October 31, 2012 Applicants should include a resume and apply in writing to: Rahr Malting Canada Ltd. Attention: Human Resources Box 113 Alix, Alberta T0C 0B0 Fax: 403-747-2660 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Full time position i.d. apparel available in Embroidery Department.

Hiring: 1 Full-time Position in our

Shipping Receiving Department • and Monday to Friday

Production oriented ••Monday to Friday Basic Computer • •Computer skillsand required multi-tasking skills required • Company beneďŹ t plan Please Drop Off Resume 4602-50th Street 403-742-4922


THE PRINCE ALBERT Co-op, with annual sales in excess of 185 million dollars, and 500 employees is currently accepting applications for full-time and part-time Meat Cutters. The successful candidates must be self motivated individuals with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, completed a retail meat cutting course or have meat cutting experience that is equivalent. Everyday our staff works together in this new 43000 sq. ft. Marketplace to provide a personalized shopping experience that exceeds member expectations. Join our dynamic team that offers excellent wages, a family work environment, a superior benefit package and a pension plan that is second to none. If you have a positive, upbeat attitude and outstanding customer service skills apply today to be a part of the Prince Albert Co-op team. Human Resources Manager, Prince Albert Co-op, 791-801 - 15 St. E, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 0C7. Fax 306-764-0702. Email: Only those considered for the interview will be contacted.

Rahr Malting Canada Ltd., a leading manufacturer of Brewer’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 Applicants should include a resume and apply in writing to:

Rahr Malting Canada Ltd. Attention: Human Resources Box 113 Alix, Alberta T0C 0B0 Fax: 403-747-2660 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


CARETAKING SERVICES STETTLER UNITED CHURCH is seeking individuals, groups or firms interested in contracting caretaking services at Stettler United Church located at 4820 - 51 Street, Stettler, Alberta. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST, in letter format, is to be mailed to Stettler United Church, Box 1027, Stettler, Alberta, T0C 2L0 or faxed to 403-742-4550.

Stettler United Church looks forward to working with you to inspire and build a community of people connected to Christianity.

to place your ad in the

AA AUTO LEASE & GANSHIRT ESTATE. Tues., Oct. 23, 6 p.m. 4, 7883 Gaetz Ave., Red Deer. Automotive hoists, Kansas Jack frame rack, wheel aligner, auto shop & woodworking equipment, Beach tool box, tools. See www. or 1-800-371-6963.

Antiques, Collectables & Household

Camrose Elks Hall 4702 50th AVE. SATURDAY, OCT. 20TH, 2012 @11:00 A.M. Auction list: FURNITURE Oak dresser mirror, Oak Securitas is the place to dresser, roll front record work at if you are cabinet, white desk, interested in working for dresser mirror night tables the top employer in the RED VELVET SETTEE security industry, Quantity small tables, developing yourself as a q u a n t i t y w o o d c h a i r s , security specialist, taking Victorian chairs, newer benefit from our training floor model, radio, cabinet and education as well as gramaphone, table top developing your own gramaphone, large china career plan. Would you like cupboard, leaded winto make the society safer? dows, Cherry dining table, Come join us at Securitas. nice wire bed, long box phone. No Experience required. MISCELLANEOUS We will train you!! Jewellry, guitars,. elec. No uniform costs!! accordian, violin, records, Excellent Wages and books, pictures, dishes, Benefits!! ornaments, model , Working with teams of horses, posters, model Professionals!! horses sleigh, calendars, Position located in Red teapots, collector cans, Deer/Blackfalds Mickey Mouse phone, washboard, cast pot, wood ** YOU MUST APPLY AT heater, pool, flour sign, service station MEMOR YOUR APPLICATION S h e l l , C o - o p , U F A , WILL NOT BE Te x a c o , g u l f , m o b i l e s , RECEIVED ** Esso cans, coach lamps, cream separators, chuck - Integrity - Vigilance wagon harness, set body Helpfulness bells, set rump bells, Securitas Canada spreadrings, sadd irons, celebrates diversity and golf clubs, assorted tools, we welcome and weather vane, 4 gal. encourage applications Medalta crock, Misc hardfrom the four designated ware bits, plow seats. groups; namely women, Large assortment of aboriginal people, visible goods. Too much to list but minorities and persons something for everyone! with disabilities.



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.

Building Supplies


LAMINATED POST BUILDINGS FARM AND COMMERCIAL. Prairie Post Frame serving Alberta. For pricing Calgary South, Barrie 403-506-7845; Calgary North, Howard 403-586-7678; METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36� Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDINGS - Canadian made! Reduced prices now! 20x22 $4,455 25x26 $4,995 30x38 $7,275 32x50 $9,800 40x54 $13,995 47x80 $19,600 One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422;

Farmers' Market


BUTCHER lambs. gov’’t inspected, call 403-843-4365 for more info



Household Appliances



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

For Rent #3000 - #3200 Houses/ Duplexes


2 BDRM. house & garage on acreage near Mirror avail. Nov 1. $600/mo. + DD + utilities. Possibile arrangements for horse. references required 403-788-2218 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME & OLDER 2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT IN STETTLER. Available immediately. References required. 403-742-6631 ALIX 2 bdrm older home. N/S, no pets, $575/mo. Dave @ 403-396-6946 BUFFALO Lake/Rochon Sands lakefront, extensively reno’d manufactured home, 3 bdrm, 2 full baths, new appls, large lakeside deck/yard, no pets, non smoker, SD, 20 min. from Stettler, AB. Mature couple/individual wanted 403-742-0024

LARGE 1/2 duplex in S t e t t l e r, 4 b e d r o o m , 2 CUT/SPLIT firewood for b a t h , f e n c e d y a r d , sale. Phone 403-876-2422 $900/mo. + d.d., referor 403-740-3285. ences, no smoking or pets. 403-742-8190.


10 pkgs. of 500 sheets


Shop Stettler & Save! 403-742-2395



3, 10 week old kittens to give away, 1 female, 2 males, litter trained. Phone 403-742-4067

Travel Packages

Clearview Public Schools (Clearview School Division No. 71)

requires a



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.


Clearview Public Schools is accepting applications for a full-time Caretaker position to start immediately at the Stettler School Complex. This is normally an evening shift position that requires some heavy lifting. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current criminal record check and child intervention check prior to employment commencing. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to supply three references that have agreed to be contacted at the time of the interview. Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume electronically to quoting competition number in the subject line. Applications may also be sent to Clearview Public Schools, Attn: Donna Larsen, Box 1720, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0. Faxes may be sent to (403) 742-1388. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, however those applying on or before Oct. 26, 2012 are assured of careful consideration. We appreciate all applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please remember to check our website at for employment opportunities.

Agricultural #2000 - #2290 Farm Equipment ..............2010 Haying Equipment ............2020 Tractors ............................2030 Combines & Headers ......2040 Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210



FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN STETTLER. Heat and water included. Available Nov. 1. $650/mo. Phone 403-742-5136. FOR RENT, Stettler, one bedroom basement suite, own entrance, all utilities included, sat-TV, laundry, internet, $700/mo. Call 403-742-6467. LARGE 1 bdrm. bsmt. suite, Stettler, heat, water & laudnry incl. n/s in bldg. quiet single person, $650, + d.d., avail. now, 403-742-8912 LARGE 3 bdrm. main floor suite in house, utils. incld, n/s, no pets, ref’s req’d. Mature adults only. 403-742-2409 NEW One & Two bedroom condos in Stettler. Air conditioning. Free util. except. power, 3 appl. incl. Barb 403-742-0759 or 403-741-9325

Cottage/ Seasonal

Competition No. 5532

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Grain, Feed Hay



15 TAN & WHITE BRED COWS. 403-740-5354

Horse/Stock Trailers



OSOYOOS, BC - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom furnished apartment available Dec. 1 - April 30. $825/month includes utilities and basic cable. Underground parking and elevator, in-suite washer/dryer. Sandi 604-514-3223 or

Roommates Wanted


ROOM in shared basement, Lacombe. All incl. $550+ s.d. 403 396 3708



ROOM for rent in Alternative Health Care Clinic in Stettler. Can be rented on percentage basis or a monthly rate. For more information contact Edith at Naturally Yours 403-742-2006.

Stores/ Commercial


Funded in part by the Government of Canada.





READ THE CLASSIFIEDS & find just what you’re looking for. 1-877-223-3311


ONE bedroom house for rent in Stettler, pet friendly, nice neighbourhood, BLAZEKING stoves. The mature yard, $800/mo. + 780-672-5615 most efficient, long burning utilities. 403-323-0212. CAMROSE ALBERTA woodstove in the industry. No buyers fee Also available gas and STETTLER 5 bdrm. 2 bath View before sale electric heaters, forced air house w/large family room, NOTE: Auction website is iomitted furnaces and boilers! Bla- garage, fenced yard, ref’s Berg no longer subscribes. Firewood for & SD req’d. 403-742-4162 TERMS: Cash or valid chq. sale. Phone 403-876-2422. Nothing removed until paid for. GST charges where Office Suites applicable. Supplies Lic. #010028 LUNCH AVAILABLE L A R G E PLEASE NOTE: Auctioneer not responsible One & Two BEDROOM for authencity of items or APARTMENTS accidents.




Stettler United Church


INDUSTRIAL SPRAYING & RECLAMATION EQUIPMENT. Ritchie 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, Buy & Sell and flatbed trucks, #1500 - #1990 pickup trailers, custom built sprayers, AG equipment, recreational vehicles and much more! CLASSIFIED Want Ads do Call 1-800-491-4494 or more things for more people visit than any other form of advertising. Phone 1-877223-3311

All letters must include the name, address and telephone numbers of the contact person and a brief description of past history/experience in caretaking services.

Eligible individuals, groups or firms will be contacted to attend a mandatory information meeting at the Stettler United Church to be scheduled between Nov. 15 and 21, 2012.


Police services are more interested in candidates who have previous security / law enforcement experience.

WELL-PAID/LOW-STRESS CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY. Get the best-quality RMT education in Alberta without giving up your day job! Visit or call 1-866-491-0574 for free career information.

1-877-223-3311 309-3300

Closing time and date for receiving letters of interest is 12 p.m. local time on Oct. 29, 2012.

Only individuals, groups or firms submitting a letter expressing interest will be eligible to receive a Tender Package. A $35.00, nonrefundable fee (plus GST) will be charged for each package.

Securitas Canada is looking for new team members with the drive for success, deliver outstanding customer service and the ability to grow and develop.

LEARN FROM HOME. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535;;

Use our unique Attention Getters and make your ad a winner. Call: Classifieds

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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


ROUND HAY BALES $20. and up. Delivery available. No Sunday calls please. Phone 403-704-3509.

Farm Custom Work

SHOPPING for new downtown office space? Located on Mainstreet, Stettler, 3000 sq.ft. on lower level, plus 2 upstairs offices. Available in part or whole floor. Contact Tracey 403-742-8327

Storage Space



10X12’ With 5x7 doors. For quads, snowmobiles, furniture, etc. Phone: (403)742-9729 DYMY Oilfield Services


Bale Hauling & Swathing Marketing of Hay and Straw Will load own truck

David Unruh Cell 403-323-6787 Home 403-742-4673

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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



Thorogood Pinches


Certified General Accountants 4814 - 49 Street, Stettler

403-742-5520 403-882-3740 (Castor)


4702- 51 Ave., Stettler Tel: 403-742-3438 or 403-742-3439 P.O. Box 1328 e-mail:

Cabinet Makers


Box 1595, 4907 - 50 Street, tree ee et et, t, Stettler AB AB



Stettler Furnace Cleaning Qualified and Reputable

BOB HOLOWENKO TEL: 403-742-6277

Glass Shops

Res: 403-742-2409 No. 5 Kunstman Komplex

Box 685, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0



K K Keen een Klean lean • Carpet Cleaning • Carpet • Upholstry Cleaning Cleaning 403-742-6970 403-740-9782 HOUSE cleaning can be a very time consuming job! So let me do the dirty work for you. Any job big or small, I do them all. My goal is to give you a detailed, customized clean to meet your cleaning needs. I pride myself on the work I do for you, as well as providing a trustworthy, dependable and affordable service. Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, one time, move-in/ move-out cleans available. Kitchens, bathrooms, living & bedroom areas, all cleaned in every nook & cranny. *All Natural Cleaning Products Used* No chemicals! Contact me today for a free estimate! You will be glad you did!!!! *Will travel all the way to Coronation!!!* References Available! Call Melinda @ 403-430-0373

Drafting & Design




“Your Service Specialists�

5004 - 48 AVE., STETTLER

PH: 403-742-4101 FAX: 866-305-5686

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Phone: 403-742-6612 Cell: 780-935-0540 Email:



• Residential • Commercial • Automotive Needs




5�Continuous Eaves “Gutter Clean� Leaf Protection

Call Curt or Rob

Phone 403-742-2869 4606 - 40 St., Stettler


• Locks repinned & installed • Windshields repaired & installed • Residential & Commercial Windows & Doors • All your glass & screen needs Main St., Stettler Emergency 403-742-2665 403-742-3628

Health Care



Double M Accounting Home based bookkeeping service with over 40 years experience in all aspects of accounting. • Account Set Up • Sorting and input of daily receipts • Account Reconciliations • GST • Payroll • Personal Taxes • Corporate Year End Preparation

Call Margot at 403-742-0131

Grant & de Vries Barristers and Solicitors 4910 - 51 Street, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

Phone: 403-742-4437


Robert de Vries


Phone: 403-742-3399

4719 - 49 St. Stettler, Alberta One block East of Scotia Bank


403-742-5810 or 403-742-6443

PERFORMANCE Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage

Brenda Anderson, B.Comm., LL.B. 5002 - 51 Ave., Stettler, AB Phone 403-742-2529 Fax 403-742-2522

“Keeping people in Motion...�


Dr. KERRY WONG Optometrist Stettler, Alberta Box 1796 Phone 403-742-2998

DR. D.G. BECKLUND Chiropractor -Gitzel Krejci Building

4912 - 51 Street Stettler, AB Open Mon. - Sat.

Bus.: 403-742-2553 Res.: 403-742-0370

Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON lenses and contacts Treatment of eye disease, injuries and surgical co-management

403-742-8838 Electrical


“If It’s Electrical We Do It�

All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance




2401 Toronto Dominion Sq. Edmonton Centre Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z1 Telephone: 780-426-4660 Fax: 780-426-0982

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal since 1989. Confidential. Fast. Affordable. Our A+ BBB rating assures employment/travel freedom. Call for free information booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366); CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540; www. CRIMINAL RECORD? You can still get a pardon. Find out how. Call 1-866-242-2411 or visit Work and travel freely. Guaranteed by the National Pardon Centre


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Phone 403-742-1681

Barristers and Solicitors Advocates

Gary G. Grant

Call Barry Harvey

Serving Stettler & Area since 1978

Auto Body Repairs Accessories & Graphics Restoration/Sandblasting Box Liners



DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30% or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; or toll free 1-877-556-3500. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660. NEED CASH TODAY? Do you own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. No credit checks cash same day, Canadian owned & operated; 1-800-514-9399.

Painters/ Decorators

Dr. Patricia Ross Dr. P.G. Wilson Dr. D.A. Heimdahl OPTOMETRISTS Ponoka, Alta. 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168 Coronation Office 403-578-3221 Hanna Office 403-854-3003



Johnson Connor Agencies 403-742-2392 PERSONAL & COMMERCIAL INSURANCE

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DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $259. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

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R n S Painting For All Your Painting Needs

• Quality Work • Quality Paint • Drywall Repair Interior - Exterior Free Estimates


(Beside A & W)

Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome

JT AUTO BODY LTD. “Serving Stettler & area for 37 yearsâ€? • Complete auto body repair & painting

4819 51 Street

THIS WEEK’S EYE SPY WINNER IS Larry Greiner Please come into the Stettler Independent to claim your prize!

of McCuaig Desrochers

4607 - 59 St., Stettler

*27 years experience*


Stettler Professional Building

FINISHING TOUCH health and vision exams Misc. Top quality frames, EXTERIORS LTD. Services

4912 - 51 Street P.O. Box 460, Stettler, Alberta

403-742-4431 Toll free 1-877-742-4431 e-mail: website:


Personal Services


DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). GET 50% OFF. Join Herbal Magic this week and get 50% off. Lose weight quickly, safely and keep it off, proven results! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176 NEW HERBAL MIRACLE weight-loss, 100% natural, one pill in the morning. Reduced cravings, increased energy, mood. Suppress appetite. Safe for diabetics. Toll free 1-855-288-5366, Willingdon, Alberta. Sylvan Lake Respite Care Services Forrest Services Ltd. 4910-47th Ave S. L. Private Rms, full baths, meals, snacks, laundry, rec, etc. Call Rob - Aspen House 403-864-4910 403-506-1177 TRUE ADVICE! True clarity! True Psychics! 1-877-342-3036 or 1-900-528-6258 or mobile #4486. (18+) $3.19/minute;

Plumbing & Heating


• Complete Plumbing & Heating Services • Commercial and Residential • Water Conditioning & Pumps • 24 Hour Service Service Wise - We Specialize

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Manufactured Homes


YES! WE WILL take your trade for down payment! Lowest prices on new SRI Homes - Immediate delivery. Best trade allowances! Win/Win! Appraisers waiting - Call now! 1-877-341-4422;


Yard Care


DAVID’S TREE SERVICE • Custom Pruning • Height Reducing • Tree Removal • Hedge Shaping • Yard BeautiďŹ cation Servicing Stettler and area David 403-741-9635


• Power Rake • Aerate • Lawns ~ cut & trimmed For personalized services call Lana Gross ~ 403-740-3595

Misc. Services


THE MOBILE Let us bring the showroom to YOU! TILE SHOP Free estimates on site • Natural Stone - Porcelain TILE SALES • Ceramic and Granite Tile • Custom Showers • Kitchen • Bathroom • Countertops • Material & Accessories Sales TILE INSTALL ATION • Tile Sample Boards available Located in Stettler Alberta Call Liviu ~ 403-740-9317







Public Notices


Community Support Services ADULTS/CHILDREN ANONYMOUS Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. For more info Kira & Ian FCSS, 403-742-2339




Comprehensive eye

Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson


Randy Long



Household, furniture, business records, etc. Various sizes. Protected by security alarm and fenced and lighted perimeter. Owner: Reg and Darlene Hunter. (403)740-9283 or 403-742-3153.

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Lori R. Reule


Ph:403-742-5979 Fax:403-742-3656

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

Houses For Sale


Transportation #5000-5300

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-742-3214; 403-742-2966 or 403-742-4271

AL-ANON 403-742-0990



ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-4263; 403-742-8122 or 403-742-4091


BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS ORGANIZATION 2010 FORD F150 XLT 4x2 crew cab, 21,000 km. Warranty, like new. No tax. $22,000. 403-845-3292 or 403-895-2337

403-742-5437 during business hours

BRIGANTIA PLACE (formerly Camrose Women’s Shelter)


CELIAC (Gluten Intolerance) Brenda 403-742-3067 2005 JEEP LIBERTY Renegade, A/C, P/W, P/L, sunroof, comes with summer and studded winter tires on rims. In excellent condition. Asking $11,500.00 OBO. for more info email:

COCAINE ANONYMOUS Pager toll-free (20 sec. response time) 1-403-357-6266

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-2337 (parents who have lost a child[ren])


HOUSE FOR SALE Excellent location - 1/2 block from downtown, 2+1 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Basement fully developed with rumpus room. Detached 2 car garage. Well maintained. Call 403-742-2494.

IMMAC. retirement home in quiet neighborhood, no stairs, walk-in shower, 5 appls. 2 bdrm., murphy bed, sprinkler system, a/c, sunroom, r.v. parking stall in back yard. $285,000. 403-346-7920 for appt. to view


3 bdrm. heritage home on beautiful private lot in Woodlea, backing onto Waskasoo Creek. Reno or Build. 416-918-0195



TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program. GPRC Fairview Campus. Hands-on training - street, off-road, dual sport bikes. Opportunity to write 1st & 2nd apprenticeship exams. Fall/2013 start. 1-888-999-7882;



2009 MONACO Passage Safari 300 Class A motorhome. Full options, like new, 8,200 kms. Satellite TV. Car tow pack. 35,000 BTU furnace. $65,000. Doug 403-932-2267.

Picturesque Recreational River Hobby Farm. Ideal for horses or cattle. Corrals, fenced, heated barn & shop. Open concept custom built bungalow. $465,000. 403-843-6182 (Rimbey)

Manufactured Homes


ARDON HOMES NEW 20 X 76 show home now open. Many homes ready for quick possession. Visit Ardon Homes north of Sherwood Park 780-801-1166; or visit Cross Country Homes in Acheson 780-470-8000; www. SIX WEEK DELIVERY. Homes 900 - 2650 sq. ft. Basement or piling foundation. 9’ ceilings, drywall. View show homes Red Deer. Free 3D TV for Christmas. Integrity Choice Homes 1-800-221-6801. YEAR END CLEARANCE! Vast selection: single/20’ wides and like-new pre-owned homes. Starting at only $69,900. Delivery anywhere in Alberta! 1-800-461-7632. 148 East Lake Blvd., Airdrie; www.


NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Hot Line 403-342-1444

STETTLER & AREA ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SOCIETY (STABIS) For more information phone 403-742-6456

STETTLER & DISTRICT FOOD BANK SOCIETY Kathy Willis - 403-742-4567 Elaine Williams - 403-742-2745 4820 - 51 Street





1,344 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW, 10.5 acres, 3 miles from Stettler, 2+3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, oak hardwood floors, built-in vac, vaulted ceiling and enormous Trex deck. In floor heat in finished basement. Brand new oversized insulated and drywalled garage, 40x60 shop and garden shed. All are on concrete slab. All set up for horses with insulated barn with 2 boxstalls, stock water and sand riding arena & smooth wire fence. Excellent water well. $545,000. Phone 403-740-6814

Condos/ Townhouses




I LOVE ARIZONA! 2005 Gulf Stream. 1 owner. Beautiful cond. $84,000. 780-372-2079



T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Grace – 403-742-0681 Vivian – 403-742-3935


Public Notice #6000 Public Notices ..................6010 Special Features ..............6050

Public Notices



TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS ESTATE OF ROBERT DONALD STEVENS who died on July 25, 2012 If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by November 16, 2012 with Schnell Hardy Jones LLP Barristers & Solicitors at Box 1240, 4902-51 Street Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 and provide details of your claim. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

403-741-7841 CONFUSED? GETTING THE RUN AROUND? CONTACT YOUR INFORMATION AND REFERRAL CENTRE Residents of Stettler and the surrounding area now have access to this free and confidential service. It provides information and referral on social agencies, government services, clubs and organizations, to best suit the caller’s need.

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Tracey - 403-742-8327


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Public Notices


Public Notices



Public Notices

Notice to Creditors

County of of Stettler Stettler No. County No. 6 6

Yvonne Olive Ripper


Estate of

who died on June 17, 2012 If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by November 29, 2012 with BRENDA ANDERSON ANDERSON LAW OFFICE at Bay 5, 5002 51 Ave. Box 190 Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

Public Notices


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, Laurraine Fenton has been appointed Personal Representative of the above named estate. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present their claims within six (6) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be mailed to the Personal Representative, return receipt requested. Dated this 17th of October, 2012.

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The Town of Stettler will host a Public Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. upstairs at the Stettler Recreation Centre in the Studio Room.

Land and Building - 53 Railway Avenue North, Village of Big Valley (Lot 18, Blk 2, Plan 4035AF)

The Open House is to introduce residents and business owners of the Town’s proposed Municipal Development Plan.

Land: approximately 6,250 ft ²

The purpose of a Municipal Development Plan is to address future land use and growth areas, the process of how land is developed, transportation networks, delivery of municipal services, and any other matter that is deemed by Council.

Building: built approximately 1949, measuring 44’ x 20’, frame, metal clad, no heat, dirt floor

Personal Representative Address Laurraine Fenton 303 Fir Street Sherwood Park, AB T8A 2B4 Canada

If you are unable to attend the Open House the draft Municipal Development Plan can be viewed at or if you wish to discuss your concerns or the process involved in the preparation of the plans, please contact Dave Dittrick or Leann Graham at:

This property is being offered for sale on an “as is, where is” basis and the County of Stettler No. 6 makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as to the adequacy of service, soil conditions, land use districting, building and development conditions, absence or presence of environmental contamination, or the develop potential of the subject land for any intended use by the Purchaser.

Dave Dittrick ZAP Municipal Consulting Inc. Phone: 403.740.3749 Email:

Please contact Tim Fox ( or Yvette Cassidy ( or by telephone (403) 742-4441 at the County of Stettler Administrative Office with questions regarding this property.

1 WEEK IN THE RED DEER ADVOCATE & 1 Insertion In These Community Papers:

Leann Graham Town of Stettler Phone: 403.742.8305 Email:

Town of Stettler PUBLIC NOTICE

Bids will be accepted up to Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. local time at the County of Stettler No. 6 Administrative Office. 5 LINE PHOTO AD (1 Line in BOLD print)


6602 -- 44 44 Ave., Ave., Box Box 1270, 1270, 6602 Stettler, AB AB T0C Stettler, T0C2L0 2L0 Phone: 742-4441 Fax: Phone: 403-742-4441 Fax: 742-1277 403-742-1277

in the matter of the estate of


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All bids must be in sealed envelopes along with 10% deposit payable to the County of Stettler No. 6.

Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Applications have been approved.

Please mark your envelope: County of Stettler No. 6 6602-44 Avenue PO Box 1270 STETTLER, Alberta T0C 2L0 ATTENTION: Tim Fox, CAO


No: Legal Description: Municipal Address: Applicant: Proposed Development:

GST will be added to all bids. Late bids will not be considered.



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Municipal Address: Applicant: Proposed Development:

Let your friends and family know in the

1 week on only


Includes GST - additional lines extra charge (REGULAR PRICE $141.14)

No: Legal Description:

2675-2012 Lot 17, Block 2, Plan 7520188 6004 - 41 Avenue Murray Griffiths 10’ x 20’ Shed 2676-2012 Lot Unit 5, Block CONDO, Plan 0828691 4406 - 44 Avenue Thorogood & Pinches Illuminated Fascia Sign

You may appeal this decision by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Stettler Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, P.O. Box 280, Stettler, Alberta prior to 4:30 p.m. October 31, 2012. For further information, please phone 403-742-8305.


Leann Graham Planning & Development Services

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For more details and offers, visit us at your Alberta Ford Store or All offers expire December 15, 2012. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See Service Advisor for complete details. Applicable taxes and provincial levies not included. Dealer may sell for less. Only available at participating locations. 1Storage term is at the Dealer’s sole discretion, up to a maximum of one year. ††In order to receive a local competitor’s advertised price: (i) tires must be purchased and installed at your participating Ford Dealer; (ii) customer must present the competitor’s actual local advertisement (containing the lower price) which must have been printed within 30 days of the sale; and (iii) the tires being purchased must be the same brand, sidewall, speed and load ratings as shown in the competitive advertisement. Offer only available at participating Ford dealerships. This offer is valid on the cost of the tire only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Offer does not apply to advertised prices outside of Canada, in eBay advertisements, by tire wholesalers and online tire retailers, or closeout, special order, discontinued and clearance/liquidation offers. Limited time offer. Offer may be cancelled or changed at any time without prior notice. See your Service Advisor for details. Ford Protection Plan is only available for non-commercial cars and light trucks. If an eligible Ford, Motorcraft® or Ford-approved part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, wear out or rust through, it will be replaced at no charge as long as the original purchaser of the part owns the vehicle on which the part was installed. Labour is covered for the first 12 months or 20,000 km (whichever occurs first) after the date of installation. Emergency brake pads are not eligible under this plan. See Service Advisor for complete details and limitations. ‡‡ Rebate offers are manufacturer’s mail-in rebates. Rebates available on select Hankook, Continental (credit card gift card), General Tire (credit card gift card), Goodyear, Dunlop, Pirelli, Yokohama, Bridgestone (credit card gift card), Firestone (credit card gift card), Michelin and Toyo tires. Offers are valid on qualifying sets of four tires, purchased and installed at participating locations during the respective promotion periods for each tire brand. Offer is valid on the cost of the tire(s) only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Amount of rebates, start dates and expiration dates (range from November 20 – December 31, 2012) vary depending on tire manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the customer to submit the required claim forms and proof of purchase to the relevant tire manufacturer with sufficient postage by the required deadline for that rebate offer. See your Service Advisor for complete details and claim forms. ** Excludes emergency brake pads or shoes. Machining or replacement of rotors and drums available at additional cost. © 2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.





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• Winter Tires • Winter Wheels • Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors

On select new 2012 and 2013 models

Vehicles may not be exactly as shown


WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. ent Dealer may sell or lease for less. less Limited time offers. offers Offers O may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE 4 door/2013 Fiesta SE 4 door/2013 Fusion SE with automatic transmission for $19,999/17,499/$20,999. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$4,750 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until November 30, 2012, receive 0%/0%/6.19% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a 2013 Focus SE 4 door (excludes S, ST and BEV models)/2013 Fiesta SE 4 door (excludes S model)/2013 Fusion SE with automatic transmission for a maximum of 72/72/72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $250/$215/$302 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $115/$99/$139 with a down payment of $2,000/$2,000/$2,900 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0/$0/$3,614.66 or APR of 0%/0%/6.19% and total to be repaid is $17,999/$15,499/$27,713.66. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$4,750 and freight and air tax of $1,650 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ±Until November 30th, 2012, lease a new 2013 Focus SE 4 door/2013 Fiesta SE 4 door and get 0% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $19,999/$17,499 at 0% APR for up to 48 months with $1,450 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $228/$199, total lease obligation is $12,394/$11,002 and optional buyout is $7,600/$6,475. Offer includes freight and air tax of $1,650 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 80,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. ‡‡Receive a winter safety package which includes: four (4) winter tires, four (4) steel rims (2012 Escape receives alloy wheels), and four (4) tire pressure monitoring sensors when you purchase lease any new 2012/2013 Ford Fiesta, Focus (excluding BEV & ST), Fusion (excluding HEV), Escape, Edge (excluding Sport) or Explorer on or before Nov 30/12. This offer is not applicable to any Fleet (other than small fleets with an eligible FIN) or Government customers and not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP or Daily Rental Allowances. Some conditions apply. See Dealer for details. Vehicle handling characteristics, tire load index and speed rating may not be the same as factory supplied all-season tires. Winter tires are meant to be operated during winter conditions and may require a higher cold inflation pressure than all-season tires. Consult your Ford of Canada dealer for details including applicable warranty coverage. ▼Offer only valid from September 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before August 31, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [6.9L/100km (41MPG) City, 5.1L/100km (55MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Fusion 2012 Fusion 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.0L/100km (31MPG) City, 6.0L/100km (47MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. †††©2012 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.





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