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Family remembers: Kye Buist, along with his grandfather, Bob Buist, and older brother Jeff Buist (right), lays a wreath in memory of the liberation of Holland at Rimbey’s Remembrance Day Service. For more photos and another story, please see page 14. Coverage of the Rimbey Elementary School service is on page 15. Photo by Amelia Naismith
Rimbey remembers its soldiers’ sacrifices By Treena Mielke At 11 a.m. on Nov.11, a respectful crowd of young and old — most wearing poppies — filled Rimbey Community Centre, taking time out of their lives to stop, to remember and to give tribute to those who gave their lives for their country. Remembering these men and women is as important today as it ever was, Rev. Debra Laing told the Remembrance Day service. “A baby born the day that war (the First World War) ended would be 94 years old today,” said Rev Laing. “So the soldiers are gone, and the medics are gone. The dare-
devil flying aces are gone and the cavalry is gone. The drummers and the pipers, the nurses and the doctors. The farmers and city dwellers ….all of them history.” Laing said stories of what happened during wars; the battles and heroism, suffering and waste of human potential, need to be told. “We speak of towns and tiny places scattered over lands we have never visited; whose names we learned ….. The Sommes, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, the Scarpe. We remember by listening to others and reading for ourselves and learning our history and looking at pictures.” Rev. Laing compared telling stories
of the wars as a way to keep alive history, to telling the age-old story of how God brought his people, who were slaves, to the Promised Land. She also talked about the importance of the poppy as a symbol of a promise to remember, to keep the faith, to honor lives that were lost and devastated in war. “So we say, we will remember them. And we wear the poppy. We need to continue to tell the stories to our children. Talk about it often…not just once a year. If we want to live in a land of hope and promise ourselves, we will remember where we have come from, and who has gone before.” Barbara Patey, Rimbey Royal Canadian
Legion president, also spoke of the importance of remembering. “We must remember. If we don’t, the sacrifice of those 100,000 Canadian lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for their homes and families and friends. The meaning of their sacrifice rests with us. Our future is their monument. Patey said Remembrance Day gives everyone the opportunity to acknowledge the courage and the sacrifice of those who served their country and acknowledge our responsibility to work for the peace they fought hard to achieve.
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County councillors divided on Rimoka board representation By Amelia Naismith Ponoka County Coun. George Verheire has been kicked off the Rimoka Housing Foundation Board. On Oct. 9, during council’s organizational meeting, Verheire was nominated for the position by Reeve Gordon Svenningsen. A special meeting was held Oct. 18 and Coun. Paul McLauchlin, chairman of the Rimoka board, advised council a vote of non-confidence had been lodged by that board against Verheire. Coun. Gawney Hinkley made a motion to rescind Verheire’s appointment and a recorded vote was held: Councillors Keith Beebe, Gawney Hinkley and McLauchlin supported Verheire’s removal, while Verheire and Svenningsen opposed it. This vote of non-confidence, the fact that Verheire was nominated and elected in the first place, and the move to rescind his appointment caused an argument at the Oct. 18 meeting; strong debate continued to the Nov. 6 meeting. “It would have saved a lot of problems if he’d just said no, I don’t accept that nomination,” said Coun. Hinkley. Not only does Hinkley wish Verheire hadn’t accepted the nomination, he believes Verheire didn’t have the right to accept it. However, he wouldn’t expand on this comment. “(It) created a lot of mass confusion.” Two years ago Verheire was chosen to be a representative on the Rimoka board. He was removed from the board then too. “No facts have ever been proven or put forward as to why I had a vote of non-confidence. I asked for conformation as to what it was I did wrong. All they kept saying is you know what you did, you know what you did. I don’t know what I did,” said Verheire, referring to his removal from the board two years ago. Verheire doesn’t feel Hinkley’s remark that he should have turned down the nomination is viable because it was the councillors who voted him to the Rimoka board. At the Oct. 9 organizational meeting an election between councillors Beebe, Verheire and McLauchlin was held for the two Rimoka positions. There was a tie between Beebe and Verheire and in another vote between just those two, Verheire came out on top. However, after he was elected, Verheire feels the tables turned on him, that councillors who’d voted him onto the Rimoka board no longer wanted him there. Verheire says the situation turned into a namecalling match between councillors. “It’s not right. I wish they could get along, but for now it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to work.” McLauchlin realizes there is history regarding Verheire and the Rimoka board, but he isn’t aware of the details. The details of the recent non-confidence vote also weren’t fully disclosed to him, he said. “Basically it’s saying the actions of a member wouldn’t be in adherence with the governance of the board. It would cause the board to not function for whatever capacity,” McLauchlin explained. “At the end of the day I think everybody is doing this for the right reasons. I think people are passionate about it and I think that passion is making things a little bit more emotional than it should be,” added McLauchlin. “I’ve yet to see anybody that has malicious intent on any side. At the end of the day I hope that’s where people are going. But it’s too bad it’s being the way it is right now.” At the same time McLauchlin believes county council had to support and respect Rimoka’s nonconfidence vote, and respond to it. That response came in the form of voting to rescind Verheire’s appointment. However, if the council had decided to stand by their Oct. 9 decision, McLauchlin says Rimoka would have to live with that decision. “As you can see it’s a complex issue. The answers aren’t all that apparent.” “At the end of the day my opinion of the whole thing was that I think Mr. Verheire would act in good faith of the board and we would have been able to function properly. But, at the same time I’m just one
person and the conficluding Svenningsen. dence of the board voted He also doesn’t beagainst that,” he added. lieve nominating SvenMcLauchlin isn’t the ningsen was a bad move. only councillor who’s “Not in the least. And at voiced support for Verthe end of the day I have heire. to support the decision of “Well, I nominated my board, I have to suphim for that position and port the decisions of my I had confidence that council and honour both George could be one of those inside and outside our reps on the board,” of council.” said Svenningsen. Beebe however beSvenningsen is aware lieves McLauchlin nomiof the last time Verheire nating Svenningsen was County Councillor was elected for the board a bad idea. At the Nov. 6 George Veheire but didn’t let the history council meeting he gave affect his vote this year. a short speech regarding “I felt George had moved on from that the whole situation during his individuand felt he would be able to handle al councillor report. the job. Our other representative on “I have been approached too may the board was confident that him and times about the decisions county counGeorge could work together. I didn’t cil has recently been making. So I am have an issue with it at all. We can’t let going back and bringing up some decia person’s past always be . . . we can’t sions from the organizational meeting punish them forever,” Svenningsen and the special council meeting which added. I feel concerns the ratepayers interests, His continued support for Verheire and therefore could be directly related on those feelings. “I still feel it could to the county’s future,” he read. work if people let it.” Beebe felt, based on the last time After Verheire’s appointment to the Verheire was placed then removed from Rimoka board was rescinded, a new the Rimoka board, the recent nominaelection was held within the council. tion should not have been considered McLauchlin nominated Svenningsen. for the best interests and benefit of the Svenningsen says he didn’t foresee Rimoka board and the county. his own nomination and election. He Svenningsen’s continued support wasn’t sure what council was going to was an action Beebe called into quesdo, but believes if the position had to tion. “Why would Coun. Svenningsen go to someone with a Ponoka address oppose the motion while knowing the then it would have had to have been circumstances and damaging effects Hinckley or him. this could cause?” McLauchlin believes any council Beebe then moved on to his opinmember would have participated with ion of McLauchlin’s nomination of the Rimoka board in good standing, in- Svenningsen.
He felt is was irresponsible for McLauchlin, a member of the Rimoka board, to nominate another councillor who’d voted to keep Verheire as a representative; a vote that, in Beebe’s opinion, could have jeopardized the Rimoka board and county council. “In my opinion, these were bad decisions made by two councillors, Coun. Svenningsen and Coun. McLauchlin, that could still damage the respect of council in the public eye. My concern is for the county council’s reputation. Therefore, I feel if these to councillors have any respect for the County they should resign from county council,” said Beebe. However, when asked, neither McLauchlin nor Svenningsen would entertain the idea of resigning. “I work hard and people know I do, so it’s not a big deal,” McLauchlin said. “I wouldn’t even comment on it. I mean, we’re not five-year-olds,” Svenningsen added. “It’s something that we’ll work through. We’ve always been team players at Ponoka County and we’ll get there again.”
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Remembrance managed to grab another Day. buddy, the one who was Blood red popbleeding profusely from a pies everywhere. leg wound, throw him over Lest we forget. my shoulder and haul him I hurry to yet anto safety. other Remembrance I have listened to these Day assignment, my men, striving to bring to own blood red poppy life their stories, and tried hastily pinned to my to understand and ask no black winter jacket. more questions when their Treena Mielke I take my place in eyes told me, ‘No, don’t go On The Other Side yet another service, there.’ notebook and camera Three of my own brothin hand. ers served in the armed forces. This time of year is especially One never came back. I never met poignant for me, partly because, as him. He was killed before I was born. a reporter, I have had the privilege I feel, however, that I knew him. of listening to the stories that come I read his diary, slipping between the slowly, haltingly from the memories lines in my mind, trying o get past the of the veterans. In so doing, in listen- facts, to the person he really was. ing, writing, observing and watching, I know he grew up in Sylvan Lake I feel so close to them. In fact, I feel and that he was very handsome with like I have walked right along side brown eyes and blonde hair and a rakthem into no man’s land. ish smile and he liked girls a lot. I have seen, through eyes dimmed I know that he was so proud when with years and failing eyesight, the he got his pilot wings and that he trenches, and the grey and barren wanted to fly forever. landscapes. I have watched the flash I know that he was 22 years old of gunfire, so bright, it hurts my eyes. when he was killed and I know that And I have watched, horrified, as he wanted one thing when he was in a buddy, the one who kisses the pic- that war. ture of his girlfriend goodnight every He wanted to come home. night, wins all the poker hands easily, But, he didn’t. And, one day in and likes his rye whisky neat, is sud- early March when the crocuses were denly covered in blood and dying on a just beginning to break through the foreign battlefield. snow, my father received a telegram. And I have cried. It was the kind of telegram that makes I have heard the boom of the your heart stop beating even before cannons splitting the stillness, the you open it. screams of my comrades dying on “We regret to inform you your the battlefield. And I have heard the son…” Many years later I try to read roar of a hundred enemy planes over- the telegram, but it’s all blurry, no head, and, came to understand first doubt made so by the years and blothand why there are no atheists in fox- ted by a thousand tears. holes. I resolutely pin my poppy on more I have felt fear crawling up my securely. spine and reaching out to paralyze my Stand at attention. And click a picwhole body. ture. Still I moved. Still I somehow Lest we forget. I never will!
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Obama, climate change and the second term It’s hard to know how much effect New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s comments about climate change after post-Hurricane Sandy had on the US election. It’s easy to overestimate that sort of thing, but President Barack Obama’s victory in several states was so razor-thin that Bloomberg’s last-minute intervention may have been decisive. What’s crystal clear is that Obama himself didn’t want to talk about it during the campaign. Bloomberg, responding to the devastation he saw in New York City, laid it on the line. “Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not have been the result of it, the risk that it may be...should be enough to compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.” He said this only five days before the election, in the immediate aftermath of a national calamity that may well have been climate-related. So did Obama pick up the ball and run with it? Certainly not. Apart from a one-liner about how climate change “threatens the future of our children” in a single speech, he remained stubbornly silent. Rightly or wrongly, Obama and his team have been convinced for the past four years that talking about climate change is political sui-
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cide. Nor did he actually do all that much: a higher fuel-efficiency standard for vehicles was his only major initiative. And Mitt Romney, of course, said not a word about climate change: you cannot take this problem seriously and retain any credibility in today’s Republican Party. So was all the instant speculation about how Hurricane Sandy might finally awaken Americans to the dangers of climate change just wishful thinking? Not necessarily. Obama rarely start fights he cannot win, and it was clear from the day he took office in 2009 that he couldn’t get any climate-related legislation through Congress. To what extent has his re-election changed this equation? Second-term US presidents, who no longer have to worry about re-election, often act more boldly than in their first term. The US economy is clearly in recovery mode, which will give him more leeway to act on other issues. And the environmental disasters of the past year may finally be pushing American public opinion toward a recognition that the threat of climate change is real.
It has long been argued what is needed to penetrate the American public’s resistance to the bad news of climate change is a major climate-related disaster that hurts people in the United States. Even if Sandy may not have been a direct consequence of global warming, it fills that bill. It may get the donkey’s attention at last. There is no guarantee of that, and each year the risk grows that the average global temperature will eventually rise by more than two degrees C (3.6 degrees F) and topple into uncontrollable, runaway warming. Moreover, the Republicans still control the lower house of Congress. But hope springs eternal, and at last there is some. The past few weeks have seen an unexpected and promising conjunction of events: a weather event that may shake the American public’s denial of climate change, and the re-election of a president who gets it, and who is now politically free to act on his convictions. As Businessweek (a magazine owned by Michael Bloomberg) put it on last week’s cover: “It’s global warming, stupid.” Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries. Please let us know if you would like to see this column published regularly in the Rimbey Review. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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BILL 2 poses concerns for rural landowners Recently, Alberta’s PC government introduced the Responsible Energy Development Act (Bill 2 that would create a new one-stop shop regulator to help streamline the process of receiving project approval. This is a laudable goal, and is something industry has been asking to be accomplished. However, as written, the bill would limit landowner rights and centralize powers. That’s why the Wildrose Official Opposition introduced 12 amendments to avoid the kind of sweeping powers landowners fought so passionately against with former Bills 19, 36 and 50. These amendments were put forward with the goal of encouraging development, protecting landowner rights and respecting the environment. We saw how the PC government amended Bills 19, 36, and now 50, but only after the uprising of landowners demanding property rights. With Bill 2, the PCs have the opportunity to get it right the first time. Under current legislation, appeals are made to the Environmental Appeals Board, but landowners won’t have that option under Bill 2. It removes the rights of landowners to appeal decisions under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Water Act, and the Public Lands Act. Wildrose amendments would restore an independent appeal process to give Alberta landowners confidence their appeal rights are not being taken away. Bill 2 also makes no reference to “the public interest.” Wildrose proposes to enshrine those essential words in the new law. Given the expanded role of the regulator, it is even more important to consider the public interest when reviewing energy applications. Furthermore, Bill 2 needs to explicitly mention respect for landowner rights in the regulator’s mandate. Another proposed Wildrose amendment would include an explicit requirement for the regulator to follow legislated timelines for the total regulatory process. This would give certainty to project owners their applications won’t get bogged down indefinitely and help make sure Bill 2 accomplishes what it sets out to do.
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The new regulator’s board of directors needs to have the appropriate expertise. That’s why we are pushing for the board to be composed of at least two energy sector experts, a landowner rights expert and an environmental expert. As written, Bill 2 allows the minister to appoint anyone, effectively making members of the board what no one wants to see: patronage appointees. As written, Bill 2 cancels Section 26 of the Energy Resource Conservation Act, which ensures those affected by extraction are involved from the beginning of the regulatory process and are fully informed. The Wildrose proposes reinstating the provisions of Section 26 that protect landowners. Bill 2 would also give the minister of Energy the right to access personal information about applicants from the regulator. It is not at all clear why the minister would need to be so hands on as to require this access during the application process, and it could give the impression of political interference in decisions. Wildrose proposes the minister be excluded from accessing personal information. Bill 2 presents opportunities for industry to receive faster approval of projects with the streamlining of the process. However, as written, it poses dangers for both landowners and industry. The government should amend the mechanics of this bill to ensure landowner rights are protected to avoid the same uproar that followed the Land Stewardship Act, the Land Assembly Project Area Act and the Electric Statutes Amendment Act (former bills 19, 36 and 50.) We can avoid another landowner fiasco. We just have to get it right the first time. As the Wildrose Official Opposition energy critic, I look forward to hearing feedback. Please contact my office at Strathmore.Brooks@assembly.ab.ca.
Anglin says farmers can save Albertans a billion dollars Dear Editor: Farmers between Edmonton and Calgary can save Alberta’s taxpayers a cool $1 billion, if only they would sell their land for $45 million dollars per quarter section. The government of Alberta has in its infinite wisdom decided to build two massive electricity transmission lines between Edmonton and Calgary, and in doing so approved the construction of two high voltage DC transmission lines over the alternative option of building two high voltage AC trans-
mission lines. A high voltage DC transmission line costs approximately $1 billion (that’s a “B” for billion) dollars more than a comparable high voltage AC transmission. The government is not proposing to transmit any more electricity using one option verses another. It chose DC technology because high voltage DC technology requires less land than high voltage AC technology. It’s all about land use. Continued on Page 11
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Sgt. Mark Groves from Rimbey RCMP kneels beside an animal who has been shot illegally. Unfortunately, there have been numerous incidents involving poachers illegally hunting at night. Photo submitted
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Rimbey Servus Credit Union, Town of Rimbey, Anderson’s Service and Velvet Envergy Ltd. New West Geomatics, Rimbey Lions Club, Rimbey Value Drug Mart, The Co-operators: Dynamic Insurance Group, ATB Financial, Rimbey Touchless Car Wash, Rimbey Rodeo Association John & Holly Trenson, Action Auto, Rimbey Eye Care, Rimbey Veterinary Clinic, Rimbey Legion, Lazer Energy Services, Rimbey-Ponoka Ford, Lone Wolf Heavy Duty Repairs, Nikirk Brothers, United Cycle, The Vault, Juice Junkeez, SIRRS LLP G.L.D.C. Gas Co-op Ltd. Cast-A-Waste
Rimbey RCMP had another hectic week, investigating more than 54 files. Highlights of the week included a serious sexual assault, criminal harassment, poaching, impaired driving, drugs and other criminal matters. Be prepared for winter driving Weather conditions contributed to a plethora of crashes this week. Officers attended several rollovers and other serious collisions. Thankfully, there were no life-threatening injuries to any of the occupants involved. Please slow down and ensure you have adequate winter tires, sand bags and your windshield washer fluid topped up. Wire theft investigations continue Police continue to investigate the recent oilfield thefts where copper wire was stolen. Mounties are actively pursuing leads and leaving no rocks unturned in attempts to locate the copper wire thieves. Rounding up the usual offenders Your RCMP detachment is continuing to track chronic, habitual offenders (our regulars) who are out on probation or parole. This week, several more offenders were arrested and charged for additional breaches of their court orders. A well-known 30-yearold female, a resident of Rimbey (sometimes Drayton Valley), who is before the courts with countless criminal charges, again breached her court orders and was taken back to jail. Mounties, FWO tracking poachers Mounties and Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers have been busy dealing with trespassing and poaching
complaints. In our area, there are many ethical hunters who conduct themselves responsibly in assisting with the management of wild game by harvesting wildlife while abiding by all the rules and regulations. These laws are in place to help preserve our wildlife and protect everyone’s safety and wellbeing. Unfortunately, there have been numerous incidents involving poachers illegally hunting at night. In one case, an elk was shot from Secondary Highway 766 near Leedale Road. The miscreant was on private land and committed the crime not far from the landowner’s house. In a second disturbing case, in the same area, two beautiful bull moose were shot dead and the poacher(s) used a saw to cut off the antlers and left both of the majestic animals in the marsh to rot. Deer have also been found to have been poached in the Leedale and the Rimbey Gas Plant areas. So far this hunting season, there have been numerous complaints of hunting on private land without permission, having a loaded firearm in the vehicle and shooting near a residence. If you witness a crime involving wildlife, please call the Report a Poacher Hotline at 1-800-642-3800. If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 8432224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, #8477 on Telus Mobility or *8477 on Rogers AT&T. Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work. Do your part and call now.
The Rimbey Rodeo Board would like to thank all the generous donors, listed below, and all the active bidders that helped make our Silent Auction a great success again this year.
Your commitment to our community is admirable!! 2012 SILENT AUCTION DONORS • Rimbey Pharmasave • Lazy S Limousin • Rimbey Foods • Scratchin’ The Surface • Rimbey Co-op • Game On • T & S Farm & Feed Supplies • Gull Lake Deer Creek Gas Co-op • Value Drug Mart • James Grill & Sports Lounge • Stationery Stories and Sounds • Blooms • Meyers Norris Penn LLP • Montery Jacks Family Restaurant • Home Hardware • David Pfau • Rimbey Implements • Emery’s Honey House • NAPA – Rimbey Auto Parts • Rimbey Liquor Store • Rimbey Review • Roma Express 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta
• Side Street Liquor Store • Bluffton Boutique • Medicine River Oil Recyclers • Eckrim Agencies • Fred’s Trucking & Oilfield Service • Some Beach • Rimbey T.V. & Electronics • Servus Credit Union • Mandy’s Fashion & Footwear • Rimbey Ford • Rimbey Gift Shop • Magic Suds Truck Wash • Silver Belt • Bidell • ATB Financial • Vortex • Whitgan Creations & Gifts • Gas Drive – Red Deer • Karen Skeels • Suncor • Irvine Tack and Trailers • S 5 Picker Service • Lammle’s Western Wear • Michael’s Studio • JT Glass
Trucker upset with bylaw Dear Editor: I would like to know why the Town of Rimbey is adamant to make it impossible for truckers to live here? This time last year truckers had to attempt to fight bylaw 872-11 by attending town meetings and voice our concerns pertaining to parking of vehicles of a gross weight over 5,000 kilograms, which I might add, all of our concerns were completely ignored. So bylaw 872-11 was passed and only parking on the town’s truck route is available to us. All year I watched, detached and attached holiday trailers, cargo trailers, RVs, service trucks with licensed gross weight of 5,000 kilograms or more sitting on residential streets, some of which were parked for long periods of time. I could have reported them, but since I think that bylaw 872-11 is a joke, and actually only aimed at truckers, why report them? Continued on Page 10
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Closing: Home Furnishing in Rimbey is closing its doors, leaving another vacant retail spot on Rimbey’s Main Street. APN Photo
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Church 403-748-4455 5 miles m west, 1.5 miles south,
Miley Guldbrandsen (left) Erin Edge (centre) and Jessica Husband (right) dance to Debbie D and the Western Wind. Photo by Amelia Naismith
1 mile west of Bentley “Sharing New Life in Christ”
Rimbey New Life Fellowship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church 11:30 a.m. Midweek Service - Wednesday 7 p.m. Ladies Meeting Friday 2 p.m. Pastor Reg Darnell 403-843-3336 (Office) 403-782-2694 (Home) 5038 - 49 Ave.
Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. (on Radio 93.3 FM) 5214-51 Street, Phone: 403-843-2029 Pastor Dave MacMillan
ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY 5211 52 St., Rimbey
Service & Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. 4th Sunday Family Service: 11:00 a.m. Reverend David Holmes: 403-843-2502
Stuart Adams: 403-843-6164 or Arlene Edwards: 403-843-6077
The Rimbey SeventhDay Adventist Church
Evangelical Missionary Church
Saturdays Sabbath School@9:45 a.m. Worship Service@11:00 a.m.
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Pastor David Beaudoin 403-783-2499
Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Barry Klassen 403-843-6461
Zion Lutheran Church Lutheran Church Canada Divine Service at 10:30 4521 - 54th Ave. Rimbey Pastor Al Lewis Office - 403-843-2767 Home - 403-843-2240
Rimbey Christian Reformed Church 5506-51 Ave Service at 10:00 a.m.
403-843-2585 Pastor: Bill Nieuwenhuis
Rimbey Alliance Church 4620 - 54th Avenue, Rimbey 403-843-3727 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Children’s Church Last Sunday of the month, service held at Parkland Manor at 10:00 am
Roman Catholic Church Mass Times:
Saturday Evening: Sylvan Lake - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Morning: Rimbey - 9:00 a.m. Sylvan Lake -11:00 a.m.
Last Sunday of every month: Sylvan Lake 9:00 a.m. Rimbey 11:00 a.m. Parish Priest: Father Gabriel Udeh Administration Office: 403-843-2126; After Hours Emergency Cell: 403-963-0954
Rimbey United Church 403-843-2458
4931 - 51st Ave.
Rev. Deborah Laing Sunday Worship / Children’s Programs - 10:30 a.m.
Sandi Taylor, president of the Rimbey Exhibition Association, presents Harold Kenney, president of the Rimbey Historical Society, with a cheque to replace some of the money that was stolen from Pas Ka Poo Park in August. Photos by Amelia Naismith
Exhibition association donates funds to community groups By Amelia Naismith
Rimbey Exhibition Association has made a significant donation to the Rimbey Historical Society in the wake of a summer burglary. About $2,000 was stolen from Pas Ka Poo Park in August. That money was to be matched by a government grant. The Rimbey Exhibition Association has donated $1,000 to the Rimbey Historical Society to relieve a portion of the burden. The donation was presented to Harold Kenney, president of the Rimbey Historical Society, at the association’s annual general meeting Nov. 3. “Despite setbacks like this it’s great to see other people in the community see the need to preserve our history,” said Kenney. “I’d really like to give a big thank you.” Sandi Taylor, Rimbey Exhibition Association president, presented $500 to Jarrod Robertson, Rimbey Junior Senior High School athletic director, for the school’s banquet held near the end of the month, and for new volleyball nets. This year’s rodeo queen, Emily Henschel, received an honorarium from the association for her time and efforts. “This is awesome. It’s been such a privilege to run for the Rimbey Rodeo Queen,” she said. Dean Edge, master of ceremonies, also presented an Dean Edge presents Glen Crandall with a $500 scholarship cheque. The cheque is for aspiring rodeo cowboy JB Davidson, Crandall’s award that night. A few years ago Edge created the Barry Edge Megrandson. morial Scholarship in memory of his father. This year’s recipient is JB Davidson, a college rodeo cowboy at This Lakeland College. Concert with Gary Fjellgaard paper is Davidson wasn’t able to attend the evening but the plus Saskia & Darrel $500 scholarship was accepted on his behalf by his at the Rimbey Community Centre. grandfather, Glen Crandall. “The Edge family is to be le Recyclab commended for their efforts,” said Crandall. Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 pm During the meeting the Rimbey Exhibition AssoAdvance Tickets $20 pp ciation also said goodbye 9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Available at: Stationery, Stories & Sounds, to members Jim Cramwith Live and Silent Auction T&S Farm & Feeds and Ag. members. mer, Katelyn Husband and Kristina Martinek. at Homeglen Hall More info call: Deanna 403-704-9283 Vykki Johns will remain Ben 403-588-0879 Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:00pm a member of the association, but won’t be able to Featuring Cowboy attend all the meetings. Comedian Four new members Richard “The Sheriff” were also welcomed that Popovich night: Steven Boyce, Bill Lattau, Cory Lawes and Tickets only $10 Gloria Christianson. Cash Bar Once the meeting Please call Kelly business was taken care of community and memat 403-704-4284 for bers where entertained tickets or more info. by country band Debbie D and the Western Wind, Proceeds of the event support which played golden age Homeglen Happy Kids Playgroup country tunes.
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AMA driving course geared toward senior drivers By Treena Mielke Drivers in the 55-plus age group had a chance to hone their driving skills at an AMA driver education course. Senior instructor Cathy Mantika, who taught the course held at the Drop In Centre Nov. 5 and 6, offered sound advice to senior drivers who want to keep safe on the road. While drivers 55-plus have significant experience and are less likely to take risks behind the wheel, sometimes they need to tweak their driving habits slightly to ensure their safety and the safety of other drivers. Driving abilities generally begin to change by age 55, but each driver has differing skills regardless of age. Mantika noted many medications, including prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs, could interfere with a driver’s ability by making them drowsy or less attentive. Anyone, no matter what age, who gets behind the wheel, needs to understand the physical effects of any medications taken before driving. Anyone who plans to drive a vehicle and takes more than one type of medications needs to check with their doctor to determine whether the combination produces side effects that could interfere with driving.
After 40, vision begins to change and the amount of light needed to drive nearly doubles every 13 years. To see clearly, a 60-year-old requires 10 times as much light as a teenager. The eye’s ability to focus slows with age. A teenager takes about two seconds to focus on an object close to them and then to one farther away, yet a 40-year-old takes three or more seconds to focus his eyes from the speedometer to the road. Sensitivity to glare increases as a person ages as well. At age 55, it takes eight times longer to recover from glare than at age 16. Color, especially red, becomes less bright and harder to see as one ages. As well, peripheral vision narrows and depth perception lessens, making it more difficult to determine how fast other vehicles are traveling. Mantika also cautioned seniors about the perils of drinking and driving. “I’m not here to preach about alcohol, but if we expect the young drivers in our family to have a designated driver, why shouldn’t we as well if we have had a drink?” A 15-question self-rating quiz taken privately which asks about driving skills and habit and provides suggestions for improvement of risk driving practices can be accessed at ama.ab.ca/AgingDrivers or at any AMA centre by asking for the Drivers 55Plus: Check Your Own Performance booklet.
Ag centre fundraising concert to be held By Treena Mielke The first major fundraiser for the proposed new agricultural centre is to be held in Rimbey soon, and it promises to be an evening well worth attending with music and tales of the Canadian heartland performed by award winning musicians. Gary Fjellgaard, Saskia and Darrel will perform at the Rimbey Community Centre Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The Dutch, Norwegian, Metis combo will perform selections from Fjellgaard’s new CD (The Collection) and Saskia and Darrel’s latest release, Songbirds, along with other well known popular selections. Christmas selections and yodeling will also be added to the mix. The trio has been together for 11 years, and Saskia said they are all looking forward to coming to Rimbey. “All three of us are singers/songwriters. I am the base guitar player and I play flute. Darrel, my husband, is an award winning songwriter and plays
“I know the words to most of his songs. His music is extremely enjoyable.” Ben Ostrem, director Rimbey Agricultural Board
lead guitar. And Fjellgaard is a Juno Award winning songwriter who plays mandolin and guitar.” The trio, who perform a mix of western roots, folk, country and Celtic music, will tour throughout Alberta this winter. Their songs embrace stories about miners, cowboys, wind swept prairies and the romance and simplicity of Canadian heartland living. “We really enjoy playing the small communities where it gives us a chance to meet all these wonderful people. We really want every to come out and enjoy the community event and spend an evening together,” said Saskia. Rimbey Agricultural Board director Ben Ostrem has heard Gary Fjellgaard play on numerous occasions. “I know the words to most of the songs. His music is extremely enjoyable.” Tickets for the concert are available at T & S Farm and Feed, Stationary Stories and Sounds and from agricultural society members.
Cathy Mantika, senior instructor with AMA stands with Doreen Montalbetti from Rimbey, Dennis Andersen from Bluffton and Melvin Core from Rimbey who participated in the 55 and over AMA driving course held in Rimbey Nov. 5 and 6. Treena Mielke Photo
Ponoka County supports BBBS ByAmelia Naismith Ponoka County council will continue its support for Big Brothers Big Sisters Rimbey. When the program began one year ago, executive director Beth Reitz asked council to donate $10,000 each year, for two years. “The money you gave last year was a great help to what we’re doing,” said Reitz, who attended the Nov. 6 meeting to give a report of the last year and ask that the funding continue as planned. “It was a very profitable year. Rimbey got on board with the program more than I’d seen previously,” said Reitz. In its first year the program made 22 mentor matches, which, according to Reitz is unheard of in a town the size of Rimbey. “We’re anticipating that this next year will be even better.”
The Hoadley Happy Gang would like to Thank the following people
The first major fundraiser for the proposed new agricultural centre is to be held in Rimbey soon. Gary Fjellgaard, Saskia and Darrel will perform at the Rimbey Community Centre Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Photo submitted
Who generously bought Quilt Rafﬂe Tickets Who faithfully volunteered in the Kitchen Who took time to attend the Hoadley Fall Supper Who diligently worked hard to clean tables (4-H) Who willingly cleaned up at the end. (Hoadley Church group) The combined efforts of all these priceless people made our Fall supper another successful event.
The program offered services to three schools but is planning to expand to Bluffton School; Ponoka’s branch has expanded to Mecca Glen School. In the upcoming year Reitz said their goal is to offer youth programs similar to those offered at the Ponoka Youth Centre. Over the last year Rimbey’s and Ponoka’s programs raised a combined $60,000 for themselves. Big Brothers Big Sisters also receives funding from United Way and FCSS.
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Spartans win playoff game and advance to provincials By Treena Mielke Rimbey Spartans high school football team will advance to provincial semifinals after crushing Hanna Hawks 48-6. The Spartans emerged victorious on home turf Nov. 6 and go on to face either Jasper Glaciers or Drayton Valley Warriors in Lacombe, Nov. 20. Coach Bill Bramfield was pleased with his team, which has remained undefeated in league play. “They did well, but we need to remember anything can happen and they always have to play their best.” He said it is important not to think of Hanna as an easy win. “They drove all they way down here and they were planning to win. They’ve got a good tradition in Hanna. It wasn’t an easy win, nothing is an easy win.” Bramfield said the Spartans continue to improve.
“Every game we have to accomplish certain things and get a little bit better. There is always something we need to look at and improve. Our real goal is competing against ourselves.” Going through the season without a loss is no reason for a football team to rest on its laurels, he noted. “Drayton hasn’t lost either and if we end up playing them, we will certainly be put to the test that day.” The Spartans, as a team, have showed tenacity, determination and skill on the field, he said, noting with pride that all 24 players got field time in the game. “Football is the ultimate team sport and they have all played well.” He said 15 players have not played football before this year. “It’s looking good for next year,” he said. The final game of provincials is to be held in Edmonton Nov. 23.
More help needed for ag centre By Treena Mielke Plans for the proposed Agrim Centre are moving along but more people need to come on board to turn the agricultural society’s dream into a reality. “We are down to about five or six people doing all the work,” said Shirley Ingram, treasurer with the Rimbey Agricultural Society. Ingram, who has been treasurer of the society for eight years, said everyone agrees the ag centre is needed but more volunteer help is crucial. “It won’t get done on its own,” she noted. Ingram encourages people who are willing to step up to the plate and commit their time and energy to the project to attend the society’s annual meeting Dec. 6 at the Rimbey Drop In Centre. Cocktails and supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. prior to the meeting. Footings and groundwork for the building are expected to be completed this winter but getting the building to the lockup stage probably won’t happen in the spring as originally anticipated. “It will be closer to fall,” Ingram said, adding the blueprints are now being drawn up and should be presented at the annual general meeting. The project will be sent out to tender once the blueprints are finalized. The multi-million dollar, multi-use centre is to be located in the infield of the rodeo grounds and is being constructed with a seating capacity of around 900. It is projected to bring in annual
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revenues of approximately $203,000 offset by operating expenses of $168,000. Ponoka County has been a strong supporter of the project, donating $500,000 and completing dirt work at no cost. Funding is also to come from the province and the ag society.
Milton Elliot runs with the ball while teammate Scott Maconochie works to guard him. Photo by Amelia Naismith
Bluffton 4-H going strong By Kaiden Eadie The Bluffton West 4-H Club has started up again for the 46th year. We officially started our projects at our annual weigh-in at the Burrage vet clinic on October 4th. With 25 members in our club there was quite the variety of cattle with 23 steers, 17 heifers and 7 carcass steers. Prior to weigh-in, we had our first meeting where we elected our club positions: Our club leader is Marian Johnson along with our assistant leaders: Andrea Falt and Dan Skeels. This is the second year for our cleaver kids program and
its leaders are Racheal Hudson and Yvonne Vandenhoven. Our club president is Clinton Steeves, our vice president is Tina Vohngunten, our treasurer is Ben Trenson, our secretary is Erin Burrage, our parliamentarian is Leah Trenson, our club reporter is Kaiden Eadie, our historians are Heidi Trenson and Josie Burrage. Also Connor Falt is our junior county rep and Ben Trenson is our senior county rep. On October 28th, we had a marketing workshop at Skeels and it was loads of fun. Thank you to everyone that showed their support last year, and we are looking forward to another great year!
Trucker upset Continued from Page 6 I don’t think any one of them had received tickets, or warnings, but as soon as a semi is not parked on the truck route, there is a peace officer banging on our doors to move it. I would also like to quickly mention Rimbey’s fine for such violations. Why is it a general fine of $250 to $500 when a city such as Calgary has a fine for the same violation which starts at $75 and, if not paid in 30 days, is $100. So here we are again, a year later, about to get the only available parking for a lot of us taken way, for snow removal purposes. Since our town representatives are so knowledgeable, please enlighten me how a vehicle under one tonne, is not going to be in the way for snow removal as well? This is just a theory, my theory, but what I think, is that one or more of our town representatives, maybe the councilor who lives on 51st Street, really has a hate on for truckers and snow removal is just a Reader way to finish pushing us wants out of town. Matthew Makofka stolen sign
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back Dear Editor: I was pleased to have the picture of my sign, Free Flying Lessons and witch in the paper, but upset Nov. 3 to find that someone had stolen it. The sign as well as the witch. What is wrong with people? I would very much like this back as I made the sign myself. Valerie Browne
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Wildrose opposes transmission lines Continued from Page 5 billion transmission line proposal is even needed. The The Alberta Electric System’s Operator (AESO) Wildrose opposition will introduce a motion to require claims the total right of way of land required for one that the government show proof that the transmission high voltage DC line between Edmonton and Calgary lines are needed. This PC government is expected to is approximately 4,920 hectares. The total right of reject the motion. way of land required for a comparable high voltage All the evidence confirms these transmission line AC line is 6,340 hectares. The proposed land use sav- are not needed. The Alberta Government has rejected ings for choosing high voltage DC is therefore 1,420 every call to show proof. If Albertans wake up before hectares per transmission line. this money is misspent, image what we could do if To save 1,420 hectares, Alberta’s govern- even a portion of these funds were used to improve ment is spending an extra $1 billion dollars. That’s education, health care, our highway system, and the ($1,000,000,000/1,420) $704,225 per hectare or care for our seniors. about $284,989 per acre, or $45 million per quarter Joe Anglin section. MLA Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre At roughly the current farmland prices between Wildrose environment and utilities critic Edmonton and Calgary, $1 billion would buy 664,000 acres, or about 268,830 hectares, or an area of land 350 kilometres long by 7.7 kilometres wide. Since the right of way for an AC transmission line is about 75 metres, that’s enough land for 100 350-kilometres long double-circuit high voltage AC transmission lines. (AESO claims they only require land for two high voltage Save up to $8 0 on s AC transmission lines: sets of Toyo T elect not 100) ires Valid until De There you have it. cember 15, 2012 The government only needs to use the “extra” $1 billion it planned on spending to build one high voltage DC Line Open Country M/T and purchase a path of Provides extra ground clearance & off-road capability land wide enough beMaximum traction in off-highway conditions tween Edmonton and Uncompromised control with ultimate style Calgary, paying $45 million per quarter section, to eliminate the need to A GENUINE LEADER IN SERVICE, build a second — or for VALUE AND ADVICE. that matter, any — high Mon - Fri 8 am to 6 pm voltage DC transmission Sat - 8 am to 2 pm line. Farmers can then say they saved Albertans 403-843-8473 $1 billion. 4905 50th Ave, This fall session the Alberta Legislature will Rimbey, AB debate whether the $16.6
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Honda TRX 450 ATV Stolen from my rural country yard sometime during the night of Tuesday, October 30th from the Crestomere area. Very distinct features on the ATV Decked out with off market parts, red in color, number 56 in blue and white on front, back and side fenders. ATV has a lot of value to me as I used it for Motocross for many years. If anyone knows anything, please come forward to your local RCMP or contact me directly. Any tip big or small may help in its recovery. If anyone can return my ATV or take me to it, the reward is yours.
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Students greeted: Students are greeted with a Candy Shop in Nanton at the ALSC conference. Pictured are Rebecca Lohmann, Brock Clark, Hanna Falt, Megan Thebeau, Johanna Lunzmann, Shae Boyes, Kelsey Hunt, Krystal Goltz, Tina Vongunten and Meghann Smalley. Photo submitted
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School spirit alive at Bluffton School Submitted by Cheryl Rallison, student leadership advisor
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As a big yellow school bus departed Oct. 19 from Bluffton School, a weary but excited group of Student Leadership Team members were bound for Nanton for the Alberta School Leadership Conference. The bus driver, a student’s grandpa, volunteered his time for the journey. The first stop was Tim Horton’s in Red Deer where the girls decided a flash mob is needed at 8 a.m. to cheer up the fellow weary-eyed travellers. It was then off to Nanton, where the next two days would be full of learning and fun, and a lot of cheers. Their fearless leader, Cheryl Rallison, and parent volunteer, Karen Boyes, slept with them on a classroom floor, but the girls’ excitement could not be contained. Breakout sessions in the theme of
Leadership is Sweet, inspired many ideas, and there were guest speakers Ian Tyson and Stu Saunders. Students from around the province gathered in Nanton to learn initiatives to take back to their school to bolster school spirit. By the time Saturday afternoon came, it was hard to leave all the new friends from around the province but a stop at the Candy Store in Nanton got the girls back on the bus. There was one final flash mob at the Sylvan Lake Tim Hortons, and we had one inspired, energized student leadership team. Some of the ideas from the conference are already at work at Bluffton School, including a Random Acts of Kindness program. A special thank you to all the work of the school staff and students at JT Foster in Nanton for a great conference with memories these students will have for a lifetime.
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On Oct. 13 we had our first official regular meeting at the Nazarene Church. We elected Cassidy Valstar president for the year and Caitlin Buist as vice-president. Two projects we brought up were cooking and beef. In beef there are five different categories such as market steer, carcass steer and heifer. For the 2012-13 year we have 25 members, which is a good turnout for the Rimbey Multi Club. The beef members met at the auction mart for their weigh-in. This year is looking up to be a successful 4-H year full of fun activities and new learning experiences for everybody.
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Concussions and Our Kids good read Concussions and Our Kids by Robert player is under age 14, his muscles probCantu, M.D., and Mark Hyman ably aren’t mature enough to withstand a c.2012, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt blow. And if there are multiple injuries, $24 / $27.95 Canada 181 pages the danger multiplies, too. The game, as they say, is the thing. To best protect your child, know It’s the thing at your house, that’s for the symptoms of concussion and be sure. Ever since your child’s friends start- sure your child’s coach knows them, ed playing sports at school, it’s been the too. Don’t rely on helmets and don’t number 1 topic around. He craves com- waste your money on fad fixes. Insist petition. She wants to sign up yesterday. on a baseline brain test before the sports He sees trophies and medals and honest- season begins. Lobby for less violence ly, you see them, too. After all, having a in children’s sports. “Calm down” and pro athlete in the family is a good thing, right? For your child, it’s all about the game. Still, you’ve got lots of reservations and, according to Robert Cantu, M.D., that’s great. In his new book Concussions and Our Kids (with Mark Hyman), you’ll see how competition is important, but it’s also potentially deadly. Playing a team sport was something you enjoyed as a child and you want the same thing for your kids, too, but you worry. Even though your young athlete denies it, you’ve seen enough accidents on the field to know there’s danger out there. Maybe you remember knocking noggins in a game yourself. You wonder: are your kids safe enough in today’s game? Maybe not. Sports, says Cantu, are the “second leading cause 403-843-2217 Office of traumatic brain inShirley Hough jury” for youth ages 15 Cell: to 24. Every sport, no REAL ESTATE Multiple Listing Service 403-783-1961 (A Division of Eskdale Holdings Ltd.) matter how little contact there is between players, has some risk and helmets aren’t always protection enough. That’s because a concussion can occur from something as minor as a hard bump or fall that snaps a player’s head. Even if they’re expecting it, a tackle or body check can jostle a child’s brain enough to cause damage. If the
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remember the players are just kids. And don’t accept “it’s not cool” as an excuse not to wear protective gear. That extra-padded helmet might not be “cool,” but neither is being in a coma. You wince. You gasp. You want to cover your eyes when your child takes a hit on the field, but you should never look away from the play. Read Concussions and Our Kids and learn why. Knowledge is key when it comes to head trauma, and authors Robert Cantu and Mark Hyman do a thorough job in
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Remembrance Day joins generations By Treena Mielke
RJ (Bob) Lapointe puts on his gloves before marching in the legion colour party at Rimbey’s Remembrance Day service.
Dressed impeccably in her Legion colors, 96-year-old Edna Pratt, walking slowly with an aid of a walker, laid a wreath at the foot of a makeshift cross covered with poppies during the Remembrance Day Service held at Rimbey Community Centre. Pratt, laid a wreath on behalf of her husband, Bill, whom she met overseas while she served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. She also laid the wreath on behalf of her fiancé who died in the war before she met the man who later became her husband. Pratt’s uncle was also killed in action. Pratt joined the RCAF in 1942 and in 1945 became a staff officer in the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in the British Occupation Zone of northern Germany. Pratt, whose maiden name was Bryanton, returned to Rimbey because her family was here. She is grateful she made it home, and stresses the men and women who gave their lives for their country must never be forgotten. “It’s a disgrace if we do. Think of all the years that they lost because of what they gave. That’s why I’m
here.” Alexis Stewart, 18, from Rimbey participated in the Remembrance Day service as a member of Ponoka No. 65 Air Cadet Squadron. Remembrance Day services are important to her because they help her understand the horrors of war. “It makes it seem more real.” Attending the service is one way she feels she can honor those who gave their lives in the war. “I feel really good about it – showing that we care, honoring those who gave their lives for us.” Darel Pallin, whose son, Shaun, laid a wreath on behalf of Ponoka Air Cadets, said pleased to be able to bring his son to the service. He said his great-grandfather fought in the Second World War, returning home safely. “I have attended the services for some time. I’m glad to be able to bring my son here.” Of the more than 600,000 Canadian soldiers who enlisted during the First World War, some 60,000 lost their lives. In the Second World War, more than a million Canadians enlisted; another 45,000 didn’t return.
Legion members listen as tribute is paid to soldiers of wars around the world.
Legion members march out the colours at the end of the Remembrance Day ceremony.
Sgt. Stuart-Leamont stands at attention as the wreaths are laid during Rimbey’s Remembrance Day ceremony. Photos by Amelia Naismith
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Rimbey Elementary School students hold Remembrance Day service By Treena Mielke The sounds in the Rimbey Elementary School gymnasium were hushed as the normally rambunctious students stood respectfully as the Last Post was played. The brief, but poignant service held Nov. 9 at 10:45 a.m. was no doubt reflective of many similar services held throughout the country to honor and remember those who gave their lives for their country. Rimbey Legion president Barb Patey held the students’ attention as she told them about growing up in Calgary during the war. “I have never been in the war or seen a war, but my father was in the air force. We were safe and we felt safe, but when we heard a siren we had to turn out our lights and stay in the darkness.” She talked about having to use coupons to buy sugar. “Coffee was rationed,” she recalled. When she was a young girl, it cost less than a quarter to go to a movie. When she and her friends went out trick-or-treating for Halloween, they were given only apples — no candy. She was eight years old when the war ended and her father came home safely. She was a teenager during the Korean War. “Will we ever have a world without conflict?” she questioned. During the ceremony, Grade six students recited a poem entitled, Only Two Minutes and Grade four students recited In Flanders Fields. The assembly closed with the singing of God Save the Queen and the retiring of colors by Legion members.
Rimbey Royal Canadian Legion president Barbara Patey spoke to the Rimbey Elementary School students.
Jenna Simpson, Darienn Levie, Foxx Olson and Ethan Tona were among the Grade four students at Rimbey Elementary who recited the poem In Flanders Fields during the school’s Remembrance Day service.
Joy Koble, service office for the Rimbey Legion; Michael Jarmoluk, Rimbey Legion member and Barbara Patey, president, stand at attention during the Remembrance Day service.
War productions shown on YouTube
Rimbey Elementary Kindergarten students Caiyan Liang, Joelle Doll and Alexis Neumeier were among the students who attended a Remembrance Day service at the elementary school, Nov. 9. Photos by Treena Mielke
Over the years, The War Amps has been recognized for its internationally award-winning Military Heritage Series. To mark Remembrance Day, and as part of its goal to educate young Canadians about Canada’s military heritage, it is featuring a series of new short productions on its YouTube channel. The D-Day Dodgers vignette tells the story of the Allied troops in Italy who, in questionable jest, were given this nickname, implying they were avoiding the “real war” in France. The vignette is based on The War Amps documentary A War of Their Own, about the Canadians in the Italian Campaign. Grandpa’s War in Bomber Command was pro-
duced to mark The War Amps release of a memoir by the late Jack Singer of Ottawa and to commemorate this year’s unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in London, UK. In it, three of his grandchildren share their thoughts about their grandfather, his book and the Memorial. In the production 13th Sortie, the late War Amps member Neil Conner tells the harrowing story of bailing out of his bomber in the Second World War, an action that cost him part of his right leg. All three productions, as well as several other vignettes and special features, can be viewed on The War Amps YouTube channel at youtube.com/ warampsofcanada.
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November is Family Violence Prevention Month By Treena Mielke This article comes from an anonymous interview with a 17-year-old girl growing up in a home where domestic violence was a regular occurrence. Names have been changed. November is Family Violence Prevention Month. Many women and children suffer in silence but between April and October approximately 228 others are helped through the resources of the Central Alberta Womenís Emergency Shelter, which can be reached at 403-346-5643. Rachelle is almost 17 years old. She lives with her mother and her younger sister, and by all outwards appearances, is a normal, happy, healthy teen. But years of abuse at the hands of her step-dad, and living in a home where domestic violence happened all too often, has left her anxious, suffering from chronic migraines, insomnia and with severe trust issues. “I still to this day get very bad anxiety and severe lung pain when I get stressed out. All my stress and worrying resulted in insomnia. This also came from the abuse side of things.” Rachelle’s said her first memory of her stepfather abusing her mother was when she was four years old. “I remember waking up in the middle of the night to a lot of yelling and screaming from both parents. When I opened my door everything became so loud, between the sobs and scream of my mother to the deep, growling yell of my step-dad. I walked down the hallway and stood at the top of the staircase and
watched my mom get thrown into coat hooks in the entry way.” Rachelle’s young face suddenly takes on a look older than her years as she recalls the years of abuse. “My parents fought every day. They would argue over the smallest little things and then those fights would turn into huge screaming fests.” The instances where abuse raised its ugly head happened all too often. “One day I was asked to clean the room that my sister and myself shared. I had been cleaning all morning and was not allowed out of the room until it was finished.” Rachelle’s mom agreed to give her daughter a break from cleaning and allowed her to come out of her room to have some lunch. Rachelle’s stepfather was furious at his wife for usurping his authority. “At one point I remember standing in front of my mom, arms spread out screaming at him, telling him to stop yelling at her and to leave her alone. I was only around six years old at the time.” Her step-dad physically abused not only her mother. “One night I would not go to sleep, so he decided to spank me. This wasn’t just a regular spank, he took a plastic spoon and he spanked me so hard that it broke across my butt. I was about seven that time. He would always threaten to spank me so hard so that I could not walk or sit down for a week.” To say Rachelle’s step-dad was a control freak was an understatement.
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wouldn’t have been able to handle the anxiety that came with finding out about it. And I was embarrassed and thought that it was completely normal. As I got older I realized the things he was making me do were wrong.” Rachelle finally told her story of being sexually abused in November of 2010, encouraging other girls who are in the same situation to speak up, because silence is not the answer. She knows it’s difficult. “I usually keep my problems to myself. I don’t want to drag others down with my issues and also don’t want to be judged by my problems.” Rachelle, who admits she is still a people pleaser, realizes living in a home where domestic violence ran rampant, has left her with emotional scars. She still has test anxiety and suffers from chronic migraines. But, her world is more stable. “Now it’s not as bad; my mom and I get along better. And I go for counselling and that helps.” Rachelle still views relationships with boys with trepidation. “I still have trust issues,” she said.
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The girls were forced to eat all food put in front of them, even if it took hours and they had to choke it down. “It was almost like we were hating him if we didn’t eat his food,” said Rachelle. “He always took things to the extreme and over-reacted.” Clothes and shoes could not be purchased without his approval. “If my mom bought a pair of shoes for me or my sister and he did not like them he would freak out and yell and scream at us to take them back. “I was never allowed to wear makeup. “Even when we moved out, I could not wear any makeup in my school pictures because he would see them. If he saw that I had makeup on he would call or come to our house and get angry and say how I am disrespecting him.” As much as the physical and mental abuse was ongoing and difficult to bear, sadly, that was not the worst of the situation. “Through all of this he was also sexually abusing me from the time I was three to 13. I never said anything, especially to my mom, because she was always under so much stress and
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Youths aged 17 to 21 who are receiving services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and are interested in talking about their experiences of leaving government care, are invited to any of 15 consultations being held in urban, rural and Aboriginal communities across the province. Youths will be asked about the challenges they face and also about what has worked well for them in their transition to independence. “This is a great opportunity for Alberta’s youth to have their voices heard and to help improve the system, said Del Graff, provincial child and youth advocate. “When these young people eventually leave government care it is important for them to be prepared for their life as an adult.” Research shows that young people who leave care before or on their 18th birthday are more likely to leave school, experience homelessness, be at a higher risk for substance misuse, and be unemployed compared to youth who have the continued support from others.
Information gathered from the focus groups will form the basis of a special report that will be released by the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate. The report, which will be shared with the Government of Alberta, will provide recommendations on how to best support youths leaving or aging out of care. The Child and Youth Advocate has the authority under the Child and Youth Advocate Act to complete Special Reports on issues impacting children and youth who are receiving designated government services. Youth, stakeholders and front-line staff can also provide feedback by filling out an online survey. Information on dates, times, and locations of the focus groups and the online survey can be found here: alberta.ca/advocate. The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is an independent office of the legislature, representing the rights, interests and viewpoints of young people receiving designated government services.
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ANN BROWN On the morning of Sunday, November 4th, 2012 Ann Brown quietly passed away. Memorial Lunch to be held Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at the Rimbey Drop In Centre from 2-4 pm.
Wilson It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandma and dear friend Margaret Maryann Wilson. Margaret was born in Shepard, Alberta on September 14, 1933 and died peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital with family and special friend at her side on November 6th 2012 at the age of 79. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her son Walter Michaud, her daughter Pauline and husband Larry Hansen of Bluffton, Alberta. Her two grandson’s which brought great joy into her life Lorne and Yanni Hansen of Lacombe, Alberta and Derek and Cali Stewart of Bluffton, Alberta. Hugs, smiles, and laughter were always around when the three great grand children Ahoron, Vincent (Juliet) and Shaira stopped by for a visit. Also Red and Goof will sadly miss their morning cookie times with Margaret. Margaret will dearly be missed by her special friends Ed Johnston (Ponoka), James and Linda Anderson (Airdrie), sister Francis Wilson (Rimbey) and two brother Robert Barton (Bluffton) and Bill Barton (Calgary). She is predeceased by her husbands Paul Michaud and Cecil Wilson, her mother Alice Barton ( Rimbey ) and farther Russel Barton (Calgary) a sister Millie Anderson (Rimbey), two brothers Lester Barton (Calgary), Harold / Kay Barton (Cochrane) and Sister-law Lucy Fisher / Dave Fisher (Pine Lake). A “Celebration of Margaret’s life” will be held at the farm at Bluffton, Alberta on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Margaret’s honor may be made to the Rimbey FCSS Community Home Help programs at Box 404, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0.
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Lorna Marion Fletcher nee (Cable) 1927-2012 Lorna Fletcher passed away suddenly on October 22, 2012 from natural causes. She joins in peace her parents, William and Estella Cable nee (Goodhand); her brothers Clayton, Harold, Carmen and her sister Verna. Lorna is survived by her brother Floyd (Pat); her son Lonnie (Gloria); granddaughters Jenny (Rob) and Sarah, great-grandsons Alexander and Zachary. Lorna will be remembered as a kind, caring, independent woman who relished in the small things. She consistently put the needs of others before her own. The smallest acts of kindness put a huge smile on her face. She enjoyed visiting her friends and family and watching the local hockey games. Rarely did she miss a Bentley Generals home game. She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by family, friends and neighbours. At Lorna’s request no funeral service was held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice.
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18 The Rimbey Review, November 13, 2012 Coming Events
22ND ANNUAL RED DEER CHRISTMAS ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE Nov. 17 & 18. Sat. 10 - 6 & Sun. 10 - 5, Westerner Exposition Grounds. Over 450 sales tables, Canadiana furniture and collectibles. Carswell’s 403-343-1614
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TAILGATE OF A 2000 MAROON CHEV TRUCK North of Rimbey, Rge. Rd. 31 to Hoadley Road, Rge. Rd. 20, possibly. Reward Offered!
403-844-6628 403-845-6588 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
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ALATEEN Weekly meetings Tuesdays @ 8 pm Neighborhood Place 5115 49 Ave. Ponoka For more info. 403-783-4557 or 403-783-8371 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
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: email@example.com. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.
Looking for Oilﬁeld Maintenance Labourer/Swamper Must have safety tickets. No experience necessary. Will train. Fax resume to 403-746-5131 or email smittysoilﬁeld@gmail.com Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
A&B PIPELINERS is accepting resumes: Project Manager SAGD/Facility Construction, Transportation Service Foreman, Pipeline Construction Estimators, Class 1 Truck Drivers & Journeyman Light Duty and Heavy Duty Mechanics. Visit http://www.abpipeliners.com for more details. Send resumes to; Fax 403-265-0922; email email@example.com.
DYNAMIC RAIL SERVICES LTD. has an immediate opening for a Track Supervisor working out of our Grande Prairie office. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years of track work experience, be able to work unsupervised and have a strong focus on customer service and safety. Compensation includes a benefits package, profit sharing and a company vehicle. Please submit resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We change daily to serve you better. Start your career! See Help Wanted
Employment #700 - #920 Caregivers/Aides................710 Clerical ..............................720 Computer Personnel ..........730 Dental ................................740 Estheticians........................750 Hair Stylists ........................760 Janitorial ............................770 Legal ..................................780 Medical ..............................790 Oilfield ................................800 Professionals......................810 Restaurant/Hotel ................820 Sales & Distributors ..........830 Teachers/Tutors..................840 Trades ................................850 Truckers/Drivers ................860 Business Opportunities......870 Miscellaneous ....................880 Volunteers Wanted ............890 Positions Wanted ..............895 Employment Training ........900 Career Planning ................920
CENTRAL AB contractor requires safety officer to help implement & maintain safety programs. Reply to Box 1019, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., R. D., AB T4R 1M9 JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php.
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 LOCAL Drywall company seeking Steel Stud Framers and Drywallers. 403-588-4614, 588-4615
GO TO YOUR NEXT JOB INTERVIEW WITH 2ND YEAR HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC SKILLS. GPRC, Fairview campus - Heavy Equipment Certificate program. Hands-on training, safety courses, opportunity to write 1st and 2nd HET apprenticeship exams. Gain 600 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca. Maintenance Person Required Carpentry and flooring installation experience is required. Must be neat, clean, professional, friendly and works well with others or alone. Driver license is required. Drop off resume at 9 - 7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB, Fax 403-309-3000 email: email@example.com
GET YOUR FOOT in the garage door. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeships. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca.
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PONOKA VICTIM SERVICES
FULL TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Responsible for facilitating the delivery of effective services to victims of crime and tragic circumstances in the Ponoka area through the planning, development, implementation, administration and evaluation of agency policies and procedures in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of the Attorney General and under the direction of a Board of Directors. As the successful candidate you have knowledge and understanding of the social service agency, sound knowledge of the justice system, and awareness of justice issues around victimization needs. Your excellent oral and written communication skills will be demonstrated in presenting information to the media, the public and written reports for the Ministry of the Attorney General. You possess the ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with police officers, emergency personnel, volunteers, and a broad range of social service and judicial providers. You are a committed individual who brings supervisory experience and/or ability and are able to provide strong leadership and direction for the organization.
QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS A university baccalaureate level degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience and the following: - Experience in a not-for-profit environment in conjunction is an asset - General knowledge of the justice system, social services, community, and victimization issues will be beneficial - Must be adaptable; Flexibility with unusual shift requirements. - Excellent oral and written skills. - Detailed and well developed computer skills. - General understanding of Finance and budgeting - Demonstrated organizational, management and supervisory skills. - Strong leadership, motivational skills especially when working with others - Passion, empathy and objectivity - Integrity, Dependability and the ability to build and maintain trust - Full time position (32-40 hours per week with some flex hours) - Salary commesurate with experience and education Please submit resume and cover letter by email to
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Applications of interested and qualiﬁed persons must be received by November 15, 2012. We appreciate your application however only those selected for interviews will be contacted
BLUERIDGE LUMBER INC. looking for a 3rd & 4th Class power engineer to operate thermal liquid heating system. Excellent compensation and benefits. Submit resume to: Box 87, Blue Ridge, AB, T0E 0B0. Email: jeff.victor @westfraser.com
Trades RANGEVIEW OILFIELD SALES LTD. looking for THRU TUBING HANDS with minimum 5 yrs. exp. Work for new very aggressive company. Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org SEEKING CLASS 1 DRIVERS with off-road fluid hauling experience. Will relocate. Year round work. Above average wage, appealing benefit packages offered. Trophy Buck Oilfield Services, Whitecourt, Alberta. Email resume: email@example.com. Fax 780-706-2389
DUTIES INCLUDE, Set up of Mazak C.N.C lathe and running production runs, min. 3 years experience. Also currently hiring a dayshift QC PERSON, Must be able to read measuring devices and blueprints for inspection of machined parts.
We offer competitive wages, benefits and a RRSP plan. Please forward resumes to resume@ nexusengineering.ca
FUTURE AG in Rimbey is now accepting applications for an Agricultural Technician / Heavy Duty Mechanic with Ag experience. Live the life style of Central Alberta and be home at night. Work for one of the few family owned dealerships where we care about our employees and customers. We offer: • • • • • • •
Competitive Wages Annual work boot reimbursement RRSP Plan Benefit Package Sick Days Tuition reimbursement program for apprentices Monthly Bonus If you are looking for a rewarding career with a successful and growing organization, then forward your resume to:
Future Ag Inc. Attn: Paula Box 140 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Fax (403) 843-2790 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: email@example.com
GET YOUR FOOT IN THE GARAGE DOOR. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeships. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca.
SOUTHERN ALBERTA Reclamation & Vegetation Control Company seeking following positions: Operations Manager, Ticketed Herbicide Applicators, Fencers, Equipment Operators. Email resume; firstname.lastname@example.org successful candidate will be contacted.
INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! iheschool.com. 1-866-399-3853.
Sales & Distributors
ADVERTISING CONSULTANT The Sylvan Lake News has an immediate part time (3 days per week) opening for an experienced Advertising Consultant. Preference will be given to those with strong credentials in media advertising; however if you have a proven history in sales of any genre, we encourage you to apply. As a successful candidate, you will be an integral part of a dynamic sales team. You will be resourceful, effective and capable of partnering with new clients in the development and growth of their business. The successful candidate will be responsible for servicing existing accounts with an emphasis on developing and growing new accounts. We invite those meeting the above qualiÄcations to submit their resume and references prior to November 15, 2012 to:
Sylvan Lake News Publisher
Suite 103, 5020 – 50A Street Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1R2 Email: email@example.com Fax: 403-887-2081 We would like to thank all those who apply; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.
METAL ROOFING FOREMAN
Skyline is looking for and expâ€™d sheet metal foreman. Must have experience in fabrication and installing sheet metal flashings on commercial buildings. Top pay and benefits. Full job description: www.skylinegroup.com Please email resume: employment@ skylinegroup.com or call Ryan: 403.230.6731 PYRAMID CORPORATION IS NOW HIRING! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 780-955-HIRE
Tornado Hydrovacs, a division of Petrofield Industries is accepting resumes for: Assembly Department: Industrial Painters, Electrical Technicians; Welders (Journeyman or Apprentice); and Labourers. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, and an excellent benefit package. Please forward resume to hr@ petrofield.com or Fax 403 742-1905 WELDERS ARE IN GREAT DEMAND! 16 week welding program gives you First Period Apprenticeship skills. Includes 4 week work practicum. Grande Prairie campus - January 7, 2013. Fairview campus - February 25, 2013. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca
BUSY CENTRAL AB company reqâ€™s expâ€™d. Class 1 drivers to pull decks. Assigned truck, exc. wages and benefits pkg. Paid extras. Family orientated. Resume and abstract fax to 403-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501 Mon,. - Fri,. 8 a m to 6 pm LEDUC TRUCKING COMPANY LOOKING FOR Class 1 Picker/Winch Truck Operators and One Ton Drivers for oilfield hauling. Minimum 3 years commercial driving experience, oilfield experience is preferred. Excellent wage & benefits. Please send resume and abstract via email at brunostrucking @xplornet.com or fax to 780-986-0099 NOW HIRING DRIVERS and Leased Operators. Includes incentive package. Contact Greg @ 403-946-5629. PICKER OPERATOR NEEDED. Journeyman ticket and safety tickets required. Located in Provost, Alberta. Email resume to: swampdonkeytrucking @live.ca or fax 780-753-3120
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REQUIRED FOR AN ALBERTA TRUCKING COMPANY: One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled days off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051
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In Town of Rimbey Looking for part-time help in home care for a young man with Autism.
in Ponoka, has immediate opening for
Please submit resumes to 6526 - 44 Ave Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 Fax: 403-783-3011 or Email:
F/T WORKER NEEDED for disabled young man, Must have own vehicle and First aid. Send resume to Box 273 Rimbey T0C 2J0
WA N T E D f a r m w o r k e r, Rimbey area, good pay and housing provided. 403-843-6463
Must enjoy walking and swimming. Government funded. Vehicle not required.
CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB Life, one day a wk. in Rimbey & Bentley Please call Debbie for details 314-4307
Community Support Worker Program
Accepting registrations for 6 mo. Community Support Worker Program. Funding may be avail. GED training avail. 403-340-1930
Adult Education & Training www.academicexpress.ca JOB HUNTING? Read the Classifieds. 1-877-223-3311.
REQUIRED Shop Laborer Polisher Full or Part Time Crestomere area BANDIT INDUSTRIES 403-783-4284
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Duties will include: Answering phones and directing calls Assisting Customers Data Entry Filing Various duties as required Please send your resume Attention: Sherry to fax 403.843.6505 or email: email@example.com. We thank all applicants in advance but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Therapeutic Massage Centre 4904 - 49th St. Box 1812 Rimbey, Alberta TOC 2JO Busy therapeutic massage clinic is now actively recruiting a Registered Massage Therapist. Must be Enthusiastic, Energetic and Professional. Advanced skills an asset. Please send resume to above address, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our ofďŹ ce at 403-843-4964
Young Lady (age 20) with Cerebral Palsy is seeking companion to introduce her to other young people in the community. Has limited speech, but very witty. Will pay wage. She is looking to volunteer.
SUNRISE VILLAGE Supportive Living has the following positions available:
Casual Housekeeper Casual Cook Casual Health Care Aides with HCA Certificate or equivalent; CPR; First Aid Email or fax your resume to: Cindy Osmond, Administrator, Sunrise Village, 4004- 40th Street Close Ponoka, Alberta, T4J 0A3. Email: cosmond@ sunrisevillages.com Phone: 403-783-3373 Fax: (403) 783-3324 www.sunrisevillages.com
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Are you interested in working in the RAIL industry? SAFETY SUPERVISOR-EDMONTON CANDO, an employee-owned company that supplies specialized services to the rail industry, is currently seeking a safety supervisor for its railcar switching operation in Edmonton. The Safety Supervisor is responsible, along with the Manager of Switching Operations, for leading Candoâ€™s switch crews to ensure the service delivered to the customer is provided in the safest and most practicable and efficient manner. 1will2demonstrate 12 345 initiative, strong organizational skills, the ability to work in a 34 With a focus on safety, top candidates 12345 fast paced environment and previous or developing supervisory skills. Incumbents must meet and maintain regulatory and customer standards in various areas, and must have knowledge of and ability to perform railcar switching. Cando currently operates four crews at the siteâ€”shifts are twelve hours in duration, five days on, five days off, with some service requirements beyond scheduled shifts. Shifts include day and night operations, 365 days a year.
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20 The Rimbey Review, November 13, 2012 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 Y dC 1430
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