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ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH — The Tiny Gracenotes entertain during the Gracenotes Christmas concert Saturday at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre.
Stettler-area residents globalize Christmas LES STULBERG Independent reporter Christmas traditions vary greatly in different countries around the world. As Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate the most special occasion of the year, transplanted Stettler-area residents recalled Christmas traditions from their homelands. Jan Koenraadt — Holland Growing up in Holland, Jan Koenraadt recalls there were no presents on Christmas Day in his childhood. Gifts were exchanged on or before Saint Nicholas Day, on Dec. 6. Christmas Day was reserved more for the religious aspect of the celebration, he said. Sinter Klaas would arrive on Saint Nicholas Day to bring gifts for the children. The Santa Claus known by North Americans today originated from the Dutch Sinter Klaas. Koenraadt said children “set a shoe” — put out a wooden shoe — much like children in Canada hang their stockings. Children awake to find Sinter Klaas has filled their shoes with candy. Legend has it that Sinter
Klaas comes from Spain in a boat. There are no reindeer — Sinter Klaas rides a white horse. Children leave treats for the horse to eat, Koenraadt said. Sinter Klaas enters houses by coming down the chimney. Koenraadt said his family members didn’t have the big traditional turkey meal on Christmas Day. They attended midnight mass on Christmas Eve and when they returned home, they had a supper made up of mostly of cold cuts and salads. Cookies and candy that were only made at Christmastime were enjoyed around Saint Nicholas Day. Folks in Holland decorate a Christmas tree and it’s left up until Three Kings Day, the 12th day after Christmas. Ursula Corpataux — Switzerland “One big difference between Christmas in Switzerland and Canada is that there is no Santa Claus on Christmas Day,” Ursula Corpataux said. In Corpataux’s native Switzerland, Santa Claus arrives on Dec. 6 for Saint Nicholas Day. Santa doesn’t have reindeer. Instead, he and his helpers, who are believed to live in the woods, travel by donkey. They go from house to house asking children if they have been “good.” Children who have been “good” are given small gifts by Santa Claus, usually
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AWAY IN A MANGER — The nativity scene outside St. George’s Anglican Church is among the many meaningful Christmas displays apparent throughout the Stettler region in the week before Christmas. made up of oranges, chocolates and peanuts. “Bad” children get the switch. Children learn a verse to recite to Santa, Corpataux said. She said the Christmas tree is put up the day before Christmas and taken down Jan. 6 — Three Kings Day. Corpataux said Christmas Eve ranks as the biggest day of celebration. Families gather and presents are opened on Christmas Eve. A lot of baking is done, mostly special
cookies and cakes, made especially for Christmas. Corpataux said the Christmas Day meal “is not a big deal.” It’s not turkey or anything specific, but a favourite dish of the family. Gift-giving and decorating are much more lavish in Canada. “Here, it is so commercialized — too much for my liking,” Corpataux said. “There are no coloured Christmas lights in Switzerland. They are white
or warm yellow. “It took me a while to get used to the coloured lights here — at first, it reminded me of a carnival.” Dr. Elizma Bouwer — South Africa In South Africa, Christmas falls during summer vacation, said Dr. Elizma Bouwer. She was raised in a rural region of South Africa. She said the Christmas season there is much more relaxed — not a big rush.
School is out for summer vacation. Many companies and public services close for a couple of weeks during that time. “It is less commercialized,” Bouwer said. “It’s a big family time and more focused about the real meaning of Christmas.” In her homeland, many people migrate to the ocean and go to the beaches to find somewhere cool. Continued on Page A13
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Three members of the Stettler-based Gracenotes girls’ choir are off to New York in February to perform at Carnegie Hall. From left are Jaycee Davidson and Dacia Gramlick of Stettler and Sonya Marquart of Castor.
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RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Three standout singers from the Gracenotes girls’ choir in Stettler are off to New York in February to harmonize in an honours choir set to perform at the famed Carnegie Hall. Dacia Gramlick and Jaycee Davidson of Stettler and Sonya Marquart of Castor have been selected for the American High School Honour Performance Series choir, which features 250 singers in a
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The fellow choir members’ experience last February inspired their friend from Castor. “I’ve always wanted to sing at Carnegie Hall,” Marquart said. “They told me about their experience last year and knew I wanted to do this, too.” Before the trio leaves for New York on Feb. 6, the girls continue to raise money. To make a donation, people are asked to contact Michelle Radford at 403-742-9438.
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Performers at the Christmas concert Saturday at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre included the graceful Gracenotes girls’ choir (above) and the Rhapsody Girls and the Tiny Tenors (below).
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
‘Highly intoxicated’ man charged MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR with leaving scene of an accident Dec. 23rd 12:00-3:30 p.m. SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK Stettler RCMP detachment
Tuesday, Dec. 11 5:24 p.m. — A 911 call reported a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56 south. Investigators attended to find a Chrysler Pacifica smoking and partially in the driving lane. The 49-year-old female driver from Hanna was not injured, but the vehicle had to be towed. 8:10 p.m. — Complaint of uttering threats via a text message received at a 50 Avenue apartment. The 45-year-old male complainant reported he was threatened because he wouldn’t return a bank card that did not belong to him. Text messages were reviewed by an investigator and there were no criminal threats. The complainant was also intoxicated and unable to provide a statement. Wednesday, Dec. 12 9:10 a.m. — Abandoned 911 call from the Ramada Inn. An employee was attempting to call out on an outside line by dialing nine, and then dialed one twice. The call went directly to the 911 centre, but there was no emergency. 12:12 p.m. — Report of a black, compact Dodge driving south on 70 Street, and that the driver had thrown a liquor bottle out the window and was intoxicated while driving. The vehicle was located and the 17-year-old female driver from Stettler was found not to have consumed any alcohol and there were no signs that liquor bottles had been inside the vehicle. The complaint was classified as public mischief. 3:27 p.m. — Complaint of an intoxicated driver operating a blue Pontiac Grand Am on 50 Street. The car was located in front of the Stettler Hotel and a 43-yearold female from Stettler was found occupying the driver’s seat. A roadside screening test was conducted and the driver failed. She was issued an automatic 72hour driving suspension and the vehicle was impounded for three days. 4:28 p.m. — Request for assistance with a childcustody order. Investigators attended the 62 Street residence and determined that there was no criminal activity. A settlement was mediated. Thursday, Dec. 13 2:07 p.m. — Complaint of an abandoned Ford F-150 parked at the back of Sobeys. An investigator attended the location and noted that there was no licence plate on the vehicle. The truck was towed and an 18-year-old male from Castor was notified of the removal. The truck was reported to have broken down, but the owner did not have it registered. 2:58 p.m. — Complaint of a break, enter and theft from an unattached garage at a 49 Street residence. SUI 4 p.m. — A 29-year-old male from Edmonton called to inquire whether a wallet was turned in. The wallet was lost somewhere on Main Street in Big Valley earlier in the day. 8:30 p.m. — Complaint of an abandoned red-andwhite 1995 Ford F-250 in the middle of the driving
lane at the intersection of 51 Avenue and 46 Street. The lights were off and the truck was a traffic hazard. An investigator attended the location and determined that the vehicle registration and insurance were expired and the last registration was in Saskatchewan. Personal documents for a 25-yearold female from Kerrobert, Sask., were located inside the truck, but when she was contacted, she denied any knowledge of the vehicle. A 33-year-old male from Regina was spoken to and he reported that the vehicle broke down, but he wasn’t driving it because he didn’t have a driver’s licence. The truck was impounded, with charges pending. 8:51 p.m. — Complaint of a possible impaired driver operating a white SUV, which was driven into a chain-link fence near the intersection of 42 Street and 48 Avenue. A male wearing a blue work coat was observed walking away from the scene. The caller asked the male if he was all right and the male was reported to have been slurring his words as he walked away. Investigators arrived on the scene and found a 1999 GMC Jimmy on thee sidewalk and crashed into a fence. The SUV was also left unlocked and the keys were found in the ignition. That vehicle was towed as a search was conducted for the five registered owner. Forty-fi minutes later, investigators located a 53-year-old male wearing the same identified clothing, stumbling down 51 Avenue, near his residence. The registered owner of the Jimmy was also found to be highly intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to detachment cells, where he was charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision. 11:03 p.m. — A 911 call reported a missing 14-yearold male who departed his residence on 50A Avenue. A search was conducted, but investigators were unable to locate the male subject. A telephone call was later received that the 14-year-old had returned home. It was reported that the teenager left the residence because he was upset. Friday, Dec. 14 1:30 p.m. — A 911 call requested EMS assistance with a suicidal female in Botha. Investigators attended a 49A Avenue residence to find a 36-year-old female calm and home alone. She was confused as to why everyone was at her residence. Child and Family Services attended and confirmed that the female did threaten suicide. Investigators then transported the female to the Stettler hospital to speak with mental health personnel. She was later released and provided a ride home. 9:46 p.m. — Investigators initiated a patrol in response to a reported possible impaired driver who was westbound on Highway 12, near Erskine. A 1993 BMW was reported to be swerving on the road with altered speeds. The suspect vehicle was a match to the reported licence plate, but the vehicle wasn’t located. The complainant declined to provide a state-
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ment or attend court. There was no follow-up with the 36-year-old male registered owner from Valleyview.
Saturday, Dec. 15 3:31 a.m. — Complaint of an intoxicated male banging on the door of a 40 Avenue apartment. The caller reported that the male had knocked on her door and she advised him that he had the wrong apartment. The 22-year-old female caller also advised she had been drinking and smoking marijuana during the evening, but claimed to be sober. Investigators searched the apartment floor by floor, but were unable to find the male. 12:17 p.m. — Complaint of uttering threats at a 60 Street residence. An 18-year-old male resident reported that his 35-yearold uncle had taken his Play Station equipment and stated that the teenager owed money for a Shaw bill. The video gamer was left at the 18-year-old’s grandparents’ place. There were no threats to support charges. 12:31 p.m. — Complaint that an 18-year-old male from 60 Street was th threatening to break into the caller’s home in Erskine. The teenager had called police 15 minutes earlier, reporting that his 35-year-old uncle was threatening to beat him up. Both threats to th were vague and eachh other not direct. The uncle gave back the Play Station to the teen, and the teen agreed to not go to the Erskine property and cause any damage. 6:33 p.m. — A 21-yearold female from Red Deer attended the Stettler detachment and requested assistance in obtaining furniture from a Spruce Crescent residence. The female had taken two dressers to the Spruce Crescent residence, as she didn’t have room in her U-Haul when she moved in November. The 25-year-old male resident was found to have destroyed the furniture pieces, by burning them. The male was arrested and charged with mischief to property. 7:20 p.m. — A 19-yearold female attended the detachment to report that she was assaulted multiple times by her boyfriend and also sexually assaulted earlier in the month. It was also reported that the 25-yearold male Spruce Crescent resident burned the victim’s clothing, along with her friend’s furniture. The Stettler male was charged with four counts of assault, one count of sexual assault and one charge of mischief. He was released on $2,000 bail and his first court appearance was scheduled for Dec. 27 in Stettler.
9:29 p.m. — A 43-yearold female from 50A Avenue reported that she was molested by her stepfather when she was a child. An investigator contacted the caller and asked that she attend the detachment to provide a statement. The female advised that she was unable to attend, as she was intoxicated. The investigator then advised the complainant that he would attend her residence and speak with her. The woman stated that she was not at her residence and refused to advise of her location, as she did not want to return to the drunk-tank. 9:55 p.m. — Complaint of loud music from a 45 Street apartment. An investigator attended the location and spoke with a 57-yearold male occupant. The residence advised that he had a Christmas party earlier in the night, but did not realize the music was loud. The music was shut off.
Sunday, Dec. 16 12:18 a.m. — Complaint of two intoxicated males attempting to kick down the door of the abandoned arcade near Bloke’s Bakery. Investigators arrived on the scene, but were unable to locate the males. The complainant was contacted and he advised that the suspects had left toward the post office. Investigators patrolled the downtown area, but did not find any damage. 12:22 a.m. — Complaint of an intoxicated male wandering around the road near the post office. Investigators were already on the scene, but did not locate anyone in the area. 1:07 a.m. — Investigators attended the residence of a 17-yearold Stettler male for the purpose of conducting a curfew check, as he was under a court order to be in his home between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. The male was not home at the time of the check and was therefore in breach of his court conditions. The male was previously released on an undertaking for charges of uttering threats, theft under $5,000 and mischief from June 10. He was also at large on an undertaking from charges of break and enter with intent (times six), theft over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime (from June 12). The 17-year-old was also before the courts for a charge of failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking from July 17. The Stettler teenager was also before the courts for charges of break and enter to a residence (home invasion) and committing an assault and causing bodily harm to a youth inside the residence on Aug. 10. See ‘Teenager’ on Page A8
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Promoting Stettler in the tradition of Carl Stettler
Keep it simple, enjoy company this Christmas
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By Lori Welbourne Indpendent columnist For the last several weeks, people have been asking me if I’m ready for Christmas. Usually, I answer with a simple yes. The truth is, I don’t start getting ready for it until the day before. I know — I sound like a guy. But it works for me. Many years ago I wasn’t like this at all. I used to gear up for the holiday season early, making and buying cards and gifts for almost everyone I knew. I also spent a fair amount of time and money decorating the house. I did that for decades and, each year, I’d feel pressured to outdo myself. Eventually I realized how stressed I was over the self-imposed work I was inflicting and I stopped. Now I don’t send cards, at all, and I only buy presents for my kids. Everyone else gets a gift card, if anything. As far as decorating the house goes, my nine-yearold daughter now loves to do that and surprise us with the results. Her and her 12-year-old brother’s homemade decorations from years past are by far my favourite. Even Christmas dinner is a piece of cake for me. If we stay home, my husband likes to cook, but more often than not we travel to his parents’ place, where the whole family meets, and all I do is the dishes. If it sounds like I’m bragging about being lazy, I’m sorry, but I just can’t help myself. I feel excited about not being anxious and frazzled during the holiday season like I used to be. Over the last few Decembers, I’ve been able to enjoy my time with friends and family in a way I couldn’t before, and I don’t feel guilty about it. Why? Because I’m not burdening others with anything they don’t want to do, and that includes myself. Fortunately for me, I lucked out in the mother-in-law department. I love all my in-laws, but my husband’s mother is really special and she’s also everything I’m not. At this time of year, she cooks, bakes, decorates and goes all out with the presents. She seems to love every minute of it, and she makes Christmas day a lot of fun for our family. The topper for me is how she doesn’t care that I’m so lame at what she does so exceptionally well, and she accepts me exactly as I am. “You don’t need to do everything,” she told me many years ago when I expressed concern that I wasn’t cooking nearly as much as her son. “You have enough to do. If someone else likes to cook and you don’t, let them do it.” Always busy with a long list of things to accomplish, I loved the idea of not adding to it, and needed no further convincing. I like to think that even if I didn’t have help, I’d still do my best to keep things at this time of year simple. After all, a Charlie Brown tree, something yummy to eat and the wonderful company of people I love is all I could ever want or hope for. A stressful holiday season is definitely no longer on my list for Santa. It might have taken me awhile to understand what I really wanted for Christmas, but now that I finally get it, there’s no turning back.
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Real meaning of Christmas revolves all around Christ I Googled the question, “What is the real meaning of Christmas?” and promptly saw a caption under my query that said, “About 85,300,000 results.” Wow! Isn’t technology something? I didn’t read them all, but I perused a few. Some were pretty good and some were, as they say, “out to lunch.” There seemed to be a general consensus that Christmas has something to do with giving. Well, even the nefarious Grinch, perennial opponent of the yuletide season, figured that out. He “... thought of something he hadn’t before — maybe Christmas he thought doesn’t come from a store ... maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more.” Helen Keller said, “The only real blind person at Christmastime is he who does not have Christmas in his heart.” That sounds good and I can’t disagree with what she said, but it seems a bit vague and undefined. I didn’t find this one in my Google query, but probably the best answer is found in Charles Shultz’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” An exasperated Charlie Brown cries out, “Isn’t there anyone out there who knows what Christmas is all about?” Shultz (1922-2000) was a fairly complex fellow. He considered himself a secular humanist, but he was also a professing Christian. He said that Linus, in the “Peanuts” comic strip, represented his spiritual side. And it’s blanket-toting Linus to the rescue. He takes centre stage, calls for the spotlight and begins speaking. From memory and in the King James Version he recites, “And there were in the
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each Wednesday at 4810 — 50 St., Stettler, Alberta. same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!” (Luke 2:8-14) He quietly exits the stage and concludes with, “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.” Linus put Christ back in Christmas and that’s the real meaning of Christmas. It is Christ’s birthday ... it is all about Him. Celebrating Christmas without Christ is like celebrating someone’s birthday without having invited them to the party!
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Richard LaRose, 33, was killed in an ultra-light aircraft crash near the Stettler airport. — Bill Chapman, a staunch supporter of the Stettler Agricultural Society, was elected president for 1983. — A volunteer appreciation night was held by the Superfluity shop at the seniors’ centre. The shop opened in January 1980. — Donalda’s girls’ and boys’ volleyball teams each won titles at the Central Alberta tournament. — Paul Nielson of Halkirk exhibited the grand champion Murray Grey female at Agribition in Regina. — The Red Willow Agricultural Society elected Morgan Chapman as its president. — Walter Street celebrated his 93rd birthday with a gathering at Paragon Place.
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TIME CAPSULE 1992 — 20 years ago — Doug Smith and Mark Lomenda, representing Stettler Minor Hockey, met with town council to urge a commitment for a twin-arena complex. — A major paving project was approved for the Big Valley area, with Highway 835 to be paved from Highway 590 for 19.5 kilometres to the junction of Highway 594. — Alex McConnell of Bashaw was the big winner of the Stettler IOOF annual car raffle. He picked up a new Chrysler Dynasty. — A $750,000 expansion and improvements were planned for the Heartland Plaza. — About 100 people attended the Nevis Christmas program and pot-luck supper. There was a large selection of entertainment and Santa made an appearance. — Doug Delker of Stettler was in Milwaukee for the unveiling of the next generation of the Case International axial-flow combines. — The Stettler Hospital Complex awarded six bursaries of $125 to $500 to employees pursuing advanced education.
1972 — 40 years ago — More than 1,000 people enjoyed the Christmas Carol Festival held at the William E. Hay Composite High School gymnasium. — The Erskine curling rink addition was officially opened when Reeve Ray Nelson cut the ribbon. — After suffering three straight losses, the Stettler Sabres shook off their slump to defeat the Camrose Maroons 4-2. — District Deputy Gertrude Thieme paid her annual visit to the Royal Purple lodge in Halkirk. — Big Valley residents started their own manufacturing plant, “Big V Industries,” for the manufacture of plastic items, but they’re having difficulty securing markets. — Turkeys on special at the OK Economy: Utility — 49 cents per pound; Grade A — 59 cents per pound; and Butterball — 69 cents per pound.
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New year shows signs of promise for political changes in Alberta Since the 1930s, Alberta has been recognized as the most conservative province in Canada. Alberta’s government has been formed by a series of right-wing parties since then without interruption, beginning in 1935 with Social Credit and continuing since 1971 with the Progressive Conservatives. At this time of year, we often find ourselves reflecting on years gone by — I myself am no different. This year, a lot has transpired in Alberta with the political landscape and it’s made my reflections different than in past years. My reflections have been based around change and the history we have seen made this year in Alberta. In 1921, the United Farmers of Alberta were the governing party in Alberta. It began as a farmers’ advocacy organization in Edmonton. Dissatisfied with the existing parties, they formed a party and pulled off an unexpected win. The UFA was an upstart fledgling political party that ran candidates in 45 of Alberta’s 61 ridings in the 1921 provincial election. To the surprise of nearly everyone, including themselves, UFA took 38 seats. In 1932, discontent with the overly cautious direction of the UFA government led to the formation of the Alberta Social Credit Party, founded on the social credit monetary policy and conservative Christian social values.
From the Legislature MLA Report by Rick Strankman The party won a majority government in 1935, barely months after its formation, and remained in power until 1971. In March 1965, Peter Lougheed became leader of the Alberta PC party, which he began to transform into a political force by combining fiscal conservatism with a modernist, urban outlook. That approach was in stark contrast to the parochialism and strict rural values of the Social Credit, which was slow to adapt to the changes in Alberta, as it lost support dramatically in the province’s two largest cities. In the 1971 election, the PCs campaigned on the simple theme, “NOW,” which emphasized their goal of increasing Alberta’s clout in Canada.
On Aug. 30, 1971, the Tories won power for the first time in Alberta’s history. However, they swept Edmonton and took all but five seats in Calgary. That gave Lougheed a strong majority government, with 49 of the 75 seats in the legislature. After 16 years of UFA rule, government became stale and ineffective. The Social Credit party fell to a similar fortune after 26 years in power, because it didn’t respond to the changing will of the people. In a similar fashion, the current version of the PCs has lost its way and no longer represents the views and vision of ordinary Albertans. The Christmas season is a time for reflection of the year gone by — and what a year it’s been in Alberta. Change is happening. As it has done in Alberta for generations, history is repeating itself. I would like to wish all of the people in the riding of Drumheller-Stettler a very Merry Christmas and a new year filled with positive change toward a new form of conservatism in Alberta that preserves the values of Albertans. Rick Strankman is the MLA for Drumheller-Stettler. He can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter: @RickStrankman
Organic-food lobby perceived for both ‘deception, good marketing’ I have called it the greatest consumer scam ever perpetrated on a gullible public. Others just see it as a benign marketing scheme where no one really gets hurt. After all, consumers buy all kinds of products that have dubious value and purpose. All of that is fair enough, and I have come to believe that consumers should have the opportunity to buy organic products if they are willing to pay for it. Having said that, I note the organic food market and the consumer are evolving, and that is governing where the future lies for that segment of the food chain. Firstly, the organic-food lobby continues to be fairly successful at promoting its agenda. They are consistent in their message that implies all regular food is saturated with pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, hormones, and a host of other evils real or imagined. Organic food promoters throw those innuendoes around as pejoratives, rather than any reflection of the real story. But that is not unique to the organic food industry. All is fair in marketing
and promotion if one can get away with it. One has to admire both the guile and luck of the organic industry. They have turned a perception into a deeply held consumer belief and seem to have a pliable urban media and government regulators mesmerized by their duplicitous intentions. Curiously, no amount of scientific evidence seems to dent that annoying reality — although cracks are appearing particularly in outlandish nutrition claims. It seems that after 50 years of nutrition-related studies, there is no substantive proof that organic food is any better than regular food. The organic lobby during that time has tried its best to invent proof that it is better — but to no avail — it’s all incidental. The crowning point came a number of years ago in front of a U.S. government public enquiry when the main organic industry representation had to admit under oath that indeed organic food was not more nutritious than regular food. It was a watershed moment and consumers, God bless them, seem to now
understand that simple reality. That’s caused proponents to become even more shrill about alleged chemical contamination of regular foods — even where there never has been any. The most blatant involves organic meats, where consumers are confronted with labels that state no hormones were used in the production of pork and poultry products. The fact is no hormones are ever used in the production of those products organic or regular. The consumer doesn’t know that — but it’s just marketing, right. Another part of the evolution of organic food, which will affect its credibility, is the rapid commercialization of the actual production practices and the industry has only itself to blame for what has happened.
Naive consumers continue to have the delusion that organic food is produced by small-time farmers dedicated to the health of the planet and safe food. The reality is starkly different — commercial agriculture noted a long time ago that there was profit to be made from gullible consumers wanting to buy organic food products at higher prices. They noticed a big hole in the process and quickly drove a truck through that opportunity. It all had to do with certification, and the organic lobby to protect itself from any any embarrassing revelations fought long and hard to make sure that organic certification did not involve any form of regular random testing for contaminants. That remains the Achilles heel of the organic industry. The result has been
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almost a total takeover of organic production of vegetables by the same commercial industry that produces the same regular vegetables. Production practices are governed by lax organic certification agencies, some of them invented by the growers themselves. In fact, the situation is so out of control that China has been able to export vast quantities of so-called organic produce without any genuine certification and certainly no testing. It might take time, but consumers are bound to
slowly realize that organic claims are going to be bogus unless it involves regular and certified testing. It will happen as it did, with the consumer revelation on the dubious claims about nutrition. It seems the organic lobby has hopelessly compromised itself on the testing issue. Its only response has been to step up the misleading marketing claims and innuendoes about contamination. One hopes consumers will see the light, but then never underestimate the power of marketing.
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The 17-year-old was later arrested at his residence and was brought before a justice of the peace for a bail hearing. He was remanded in custody and is to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Thursday. He also faces an additional charge of uttering threats to a Stettler RCMP investigator. 7:45 a.m. — A 911 call asked police to attend a 40 Avenue residence. The Stettler Fire Department was on the scene in response to a fire alarm. There was no one home at the residence and the investigator was required to notify the homeowner. The owner was happy to receive the notification. 6:50 p.m. — Investigators responded to a report of a male, later identified as 21-year-old from Edmonton, who had entered a vehicle in the Smitty’s parking lot. The 51-year-old owner from Erskine instructed the 21-year-old to leave, but had to remove him from the vehicle. The complainant did not want to provide a statement and did not wish for young man to be charged, but wanted police to deal with him. The Edmonton male displayed mental instability, but was
co-operative. He was arrested to prevent continuation of the offence, but was taken to the Stettler hospital for an assessment. He was later taken to Ponoka after being certified by a doctor. Monday, Dec. 17 5:42 a.m. — Request to locate a 21-year-old male who was missing from the Heartland Lodge. The safety officer from a construction company reported that the male was last seen Sunday after work at about 6:30 p.m. The officer was concerned for the young man, as he appeared to have mental health problems. The caller was advised that 21-year-old male was at the Ponoka hospital. 6:57 p.m. — A 911 call reported a tanker truck causing a traffic hazard on 57 Street north. The caller advised that the truck was blocking the road, was sideways and the front end was in the ditch. The truck was gone on arrival. 10:25 a.m. — Complaint of harassing phone calls from Direct Energy asking for money for an overdue account. The caller advised that the company was asking for $1,100 in arrears, but she doesn’t have an account with Direct E n e rg y. T h e 8 4 - y e a rold woman resides in the Seniors’ Lodge.
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A week ago Tuesday, the 1KL and 1TJ classes from Stettler Elementary School participated in the Kids and Conversation program. Forty Grade 1 students went to the Pine Ridge and the Heritage House lodges and the hospital to sing Christmas carols to the seniors. The students were very fortunate to have Ms. Mappin (and her guitar) join them. They enjoyed sharing the gift of music during this holiday season and fun was had by all. Thanks goes out to Ms. Mappin for leading the students and to the hospital staff for allowing the students to experience such as great opportunity. Thanks also to Mrs. Kirby for all of your hard work to showcase our students’ talents at the concerts. Thanks to Mrs. BoydStadelmann for helping students with their speaking parts and to Mrs. Pinder and Mrs. Johnson for all of their behind-thescenes hard work. On Wednesday night, our kindergarten students performed their Christmas concert to another full house in the Stettler Performing Arts Centre. The students did their rendition of various Christmas carols, including a crowd favourite, “That’s What It’s All About.” The girls looked beautiful in their little dresses and the boys were so handsome in their dressup clothes. The students always enjoy the Disco Ball at the end. Thanks is extended to Mrs. Norman, Mrs. Boyd, Mrs. du Toit, Mrs. Bruketa and Mrs. Thorne for always making the Christmas concert a night to remember. Also, thanks to Mrs. Smith for filling in and to Mrs. Johnson for always lending a helping hand.
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MOOSE ON THE LOOSE — Motorists on Highway 56, north of Stettler, had to share the road with a bull moose last Friday as he crossed the highway. Afterward, he stopped to watch the vehicular traffic.
County adopts $23.2-million budget with ‘stable growth’ RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter The County of Stettler has approved a budget of just more than $23.2 million for 2013, with a minimal tax increase expected next year. At its monthly meeting last week, county council adopted a budget of $23,237,641, down from $26.9 million from 2012. “We predict a three per cent increase in general revenue, as all indications show that our assessment for 2013 should be stable with some growth,” said Tim Fox, the country’s chief administrative officer. “However, with the possibility of shutdowns of machinery and equipment in the oil field, we should be aware of a potential decrease in tax revenue for 2014, unless the economy improves.” The new budget has decreased from this year, because many projects planned for this year have been postponed, he said. Several projects supported from Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) provincial funding allocated to such projects, however, will assist the county to complete the Red Willow waste water and water distribution
systems, the South Buffalo Lake water and waste water infrastructure demands, the Bio Gas project and landfill upgrades, office and shop replacements, regional fire apparatus and building needs, bridge replacements, complete rural water distribution master plan and hard surfacing requirements for hamlet and road networks. The new budget includes funding for the county’s portion of possible funding for water-truck fill stations at Fenn and Red Willow. “We are projected to utilize the remainder of the Building Canada Fund and transferring from unused waterline reserves to fund the $2 million Erskine reservoir project,” Fox said. Red Willow collection system was postponed until 2014, with an estimated cost of $1 million. For next year, the county reduced funding after council decided to reduce representation on various committees, such as Boom Town Trail, Trail of the Buffalo, Canadian Badlands, Battle River Watershed Alliance and Red Deer River Watershed Alliance. The budget also reflects increase in staff, with two new full-time positions in engineering service and new grader beat, while protective services reduced
staff to one full-time with health and safety duties being absorbed by agricultural services. “Continuing our progressive approach to road maintenance, we have included $500,000 in the budget under contracted services for hard-surfacing trials,” Fox said. Five more miles on three roads have been prioritized for improvements, as part of the county’s annual road construction program. They include north of Erskine on Township Road 392 between Highway 835 and Range Road 204, north of Stettler on Township Road 392 between Range Road 200 and 195, and south of Botha and east of Big Valley on Range Road 184 between Township Road 360 and SW 9-36-18W4, along with structural repairs. “Roads are costing a lot of money to maintain and we try to focus on resource roads,” said the county’s director of engineering, Rick Green, who addressed council. The 2012 budget anticipated creating a $435,500 transfer to the reserves for the proposed Waste to Energy project, which will be carried forward to offset any costs related with the project, Fox said.
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RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Owners of vacant lots in Buffalo View Estates and Buffalo Sands on the south shores of Buffalo Lake are slated to continue to pay the County of Stettler for the water and sewer system. At its monthly meeting last week, county council adopted bylaws to set the tax levies. “These are bylaws we adopt every year,” said Tim Fox, the county’s chief administrative officer. Water and sewer services cannot be charged unless an occupant is connected to the system and utilizes the services. “The only way council can generate revenue from vacant lots within these vastly undeveloped subdivisions is to pass a bylaw to levy a special waterworks and
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BANK ON IT — Battle River Credit Union staff and members filled an office with Stettler and District Food Bank donations during the past three weeks. Along with many food items, the community effort generated $744 in cash donations in the Christmas holiday spirit.
First Stettler Scouts would like to thank everyone who supported the Scouts Tree Lot this season. Thank you to Sobeys for the space for our lot, Schwartz Home Building for the shed, Bagshaw Electric for the propane and tank, UFA for the fence. Also a big thank you to all the volunteers that helped unload trees and put the fence up for the lot. Also thank you to all of our parents and youth, Marjorie Mann, and other volunteers that sat at the lot and sold trees. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU
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While most downtown Stettler stores are regularly closed on Sunday, the Christmastime celebration known as the “Night Before the Night Before” will go ahead this Sunday. Organizers are banking on even greater enthusiasm. “The number of businesses who are planning to host special activities and features is actually up from last year,” said Andrea Hatch, the president of the Stettler Downtown Business Association.
“A lot of businesses have recognized that this is a popular event — it’s a tradition.” For about 20 years, the event for last-minute Christmas shopping has extended well into the evening on other days of the week, Hatch said. “It’s part of what many local people have grown up with as young children, and then they start bringing their own children.” This weekend, businesses will close at various times throughout the evening, she said. During the day, many businesses plan to offer free refreshments and other
goodies, while festivities will also include Santa Claus, free hay rides from 5 to 8 p.m., a free movie at Jewel Theatre, “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift,” at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and free train rides on Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m., with a donation to the Stettler and District Food Bank. “It’s about the people,” Hatch said. Considering the calendar this year, she said many people believe they still have plenty of time for Christmas shopping, and Sunday’s event could draw larger crowds to downtown businesses.
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driving for 60 days. “Speed that high, with his driving record, is a back record,” McPherson said.
After appearing in Stettler Provincial Court last Thursday, a Stettler man was jailed for being heavily intoxicated with a loaded rifle, while another was prohibited from driving for several months for excessively speeding. Lewis Earl Regan, 24, was sentenced to 14 days in Red Deer Remand Centre concurrently for one count of careless use of a firearm and failing to comply with his probation. Court heard that Regan loaded his father’s gun, ready to shoot a specific person who he believed was planning to come to the home where he was located. “The aggravating fact was that it took place while he was on probation,” said Judge Gordon Deck, who prohibited the accused from firearms and alcohol for three years. “This is no way to deal with a person potentially coming to your home.” Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson said it was fortunate that the worst-case scenario didn’t happen. “There was a real and present danger to other people,” McPherson said. Meanwhile, Tyler Robert Halseth, 20, was fined $750 for driving 138 kilometres an hour in an 80-km zone on a gravel secondary highway near Red Willow in August, while he was also suspended from
In other court proceedings last week: — Preston L. Davies, 19, was fined $500 for growing marijuana in his apartment, where four plants were discovered, along with one in his garage, on Oct. 11. — Alyssa Cregg was fined $250 for causing a disturbance by fighting in contravention of the Village of Alix bylaw, and another $172 for detrimental activity for a disturbance in a bar. — Michael Carl Campbell, 55, was fined $172 for causing a disturbance in a Big Valley bar. Jasmine E. Bourgoin, 19, was placed on probation for two years for one count of assault causing bodily harm when she hit another person on the head with a glass beer bottle and caused “much bleeding” on June 6. She was also ordered to complete 50 hours of community service, along with stipulations to abstain from alcohol and firearms, stay away from alcohol premises, and take counselling and treatment for anger management. Charles Lavern Pooley was given a twoyear common-law peace bond for one count of assault after court was told he struck his wife while he was “very drunk.” Pooley was also ordered to keep the peace and prohibited from using alcohol and firearms.
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Continued from Page A1 In the evenings, people gather around a campfire at the beach to sing Christmas carols. Entire villages would come to the beach to sing carols. The Christmas meal was not a big turkey dinner. “Our turkeys there were horrible,” Bouwer said with a laugh. Instead, families would have leg of lamb or smoked ham, cooked ahead and served cold, along with salads. “When it’s hot, people don’t want a hot meal,” she said. There was not much baking done and you never heard, “Are you ready for Christmas?” because everything was done on a lesser scale. There were few gifts, and many were homemade. It was more the thought than the gift that was important. Gifts were exchanged on Christmas Eve. Bouwer said Christmas trees are not lavish in South Africa. “When I grew up, we would get a small tree and if lucky it would be an evergreen,” she said. “Often, though, a twig was decorated — a real Charlie Brown type tree. “In South Africa, there are way less decorations in homes. Using many candles was a popular way to decorate. “On Christmas Day, following breakfast, we went to church, and after church, everyone headed to the beach. Often, we had a barbecued meal there. “The beaches were extremely crowded, because whole families would vacation together for a week or more — not like spending one day together here.” Clive Spechko — England Clive Spechko spent the first half of his life in England, where many Christmas traditions are similar to those in Canada, while a few were unique. The Englanders had a traditional turkey dinner with mincemeat pies and Christmas pudding with brandy sauce for dessert. Spechko said a sixpence, a small silver coin, would be baked in the Christmas pudding and whoever got the coin in their serving would deemed to have “good luck.” He said his people always had Christmas crackers. Before the meal, the crackers would be opened with a bang, and inside would be a novelty gift, paper hat and a joke. The jokes would be shared and everyone wore their hat for the meal. “Mistletoe would be hung by the door and all the guests who entered got a kiss,” he said. Spechko recalls wreaths were made with holly with its red berries. The holly grew abundantly in England and would be cut in the wild. Another popular treat he remembers was the Christmas cake. It was a fruit cake topped with a marzipan layer and a hard icing, and festively decorated. He remembers decorations were largely handmade, mostly made out of paper. Paper chains were made to decorate the tree and the home. “On Christmas Day was church in the morning,” Speechko recalled. “Then we came home to open gifts. “After breakfast, we had neighbours in for a Christmas drink. At about 4 o’clock, we had the big turkey meal.”
Family with Byemoor roots heads to Haiti to help poor LES STULBERG Independent reporter After a trip to Haiti two years ago to volunteer much-needed humanitarian aid, Loretta James is compelled to return. This time, however, she’s taking her family with her. James, an Edmonton nurse, was raised at Byemoor, where her parents Joe and Beth Knowles still reside. Almost a year after the January 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, James was among those who responded to the call from Samaritan’s Purse for assistance with the cholera epidemic that followed the devastation. James volunteered her nursing skills at a tent-shelter clinic. More than three million people were affected by the earthquake and it was estimated more than 300,000 died. She said so little had been done to repair the damage from the earthquake, mainly be-
cause of the destruction of the vital infrastructure necessary to respond to the disaster. “They have such a long way to go yet,” James said. Through friends who adopted two children from Haiti, James and her husband, Trevor, learned of an orphanage, the Haiti Children’s Home, which was in need of support. It cares for 73 children, ranging in age from two to 16. Two years after her original visit, Loretta and Trevor James, along with their daughters Taycla, 10, Ethne, 9, and son Jack, 7, plan to return to Haiti. They leave Dec. 28 and return Jan. 8. The purpose of the visit is twofold — the couple wants to help at the orphanage and bring the kids supplies, but they also want their children to see what poverty is really like. “You can experience some things through the media, but there is no comparison to seeing it first-hand,” Loretta said.
She said there are kids at the orphanage the same age as her children, and she wanted them to meet those kids and understand how fortunate we are to live in Canada. “It is easier to give when you realize how much we have,” Loretta said. Because the cost of shipping to Haiti “is so high,” the family has a plan to combat those costs, she said. The airline allows two pieces of luggage per person, and the James family plans to fill 10 pieces of luggage with supplies for the orphanage. The family members plan to travel light and take only a few things for themselves in their carry-on luggage. Loretta said they have collected 500 pounds of supplies from friends, co-workers and themselves to take to Haiti. Some of the items include batteries, baby formula, diapers, breast pumps, crib sheets, clothing and dry erase boards for the orphanage school.
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Oil Kings emerge with one point from two games Submitted by Brent Forster Big Valley Oil Kings The Big Valley seniors played the top two teams in the Battle River Hockey League on the weekend and walked away with one point. That point came courtesy of a 4-3 overtime loss Friday night against the league-leading Tofield Satellites. Tofield rolled into the Big Valley Agriplex with a 7-21 record and faced an Oil Kings’ team with a depleted blue-line. On Saturday night at Daysland, the Oil Kings lost 8-5 in a penaltyfilled game. At home Friday, Big Valley got goals from Dave Sissons and former Stettler Lightning snipers Mitch Finkbiner and Brett Ouellette. The Satellites came back to tie the score three times and force overtime. In overtime, there were good scoring chances at both ends. The Oil Kings’ Derek Muhlbach rang a shot off the post, as he beat the defenceman wide on the rush. At 1:03 of overtime, the Satellites’ leading point producer, Brett
Holmberg, was left all alone in front and tucked in a backhander to finish the contest. On Saturday, the Oil Kings travelled to Daysland to face the Northstars. As opposed to a week ago, he Oil Kings outshot the Northstars, but it was another penalty-filled game. A total of 17 power plays emerged from the penalty parade. For Big Valley, Derek Muhlbach had two goals, and Denver Wik contributed a goal and two assists. Ouellette and Shawn Shackleton each scored a goal, defenceman Landon Jones bagged four assists and Justin Tremmel assisted on two goals. The Oil Kings’ social media following has grown. Follow Big Valley on Twitter (@BVOilKings) and on Facebook (Big Valley Oil Kings Hockey). For their last game in 2012, the Oil Kings head to Hardisty to face the Stampeders on Friday at 8:30 p.m. The Oil Kings’ next home game will be Friday, Jan. 4, when the Daysland Northstars are back in Big Valley.
Busy schedule for Big Knife 4-H club Submitted by Keyonna Derr Big Knife 4-H Beef Club held its regular meeting Dec. 9 at the Botha Seniors’ Centre. Our Christmas party will be held Dec. 29 at the old Donalda ski hill at 11 a.m. We are going tobogganing, and having a secret Santa. And everyone is asked to bring snacks. Stettler District 4-H Fun Day is set for Jan. 5 at Stettler Recreation Centre. Doors open for registration at 9:15 a.m., and the
Stettler’s Justin Tremmel had two assists Saturday as his Big Valley Oil Kings lost 8-5 to the Daysland Northstars in Battle River Senior Hockey Leage play.
fun starts at 10 a.m. Some of the things 4-H members can take part in are crafts and swimming, so bring your swimsuit. An ice-cream social will end the day. The last thing we discussed was our bottle drive, which will be Jan. 27 at the Browers’ farm. Collect your bottles and remember to bring a salad or desert. The bottle sorting will start at 10 a.m. Our next meeting is Jan. 13 at the Botha Seniors’ Centre at 7 p.m. See you there.
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Stettler seniors host district floor curlers Submitted by Hans Cluver Stettler Seniors’ Drop-In Centre hosted a floor curling bonspiel last month, with 16 teams from Stettler, Botha, Big Valley, Endiang, Mirror, Galahad, Daysland, Bawlf and Camrose. During the season, Stettler seniors make return trips to those communities. Stettler seniors served their Christmas dinner Dec. 3, as 45 people enjoyed a delicious dinner of turkey and trimmings. The dinner was catered by Tammy Renschler, who operates the concession at the Stettler Recreation Centre.
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The Stettler Lightning, including Landon Potter (6) and Cam Wright (20), faced the Ponoka Stampeders twice last week and posted 6-2 and 6-3 victories. In their other Heritage Junior Hockey League game in the past week, the Lightning dropped a 6-2 decision to the Red Deer Vipers.
Lightning corral lowly Stampeders, fall to rival Vipers In the spirit of Christmas, the Stettler Lightning gave and received in Heritage Junior Hockey League play last week. The Lightning took four points at the expense of the last-place Ponoka Stampeders, with a 6-2 win at Ponoka last Wednesday and a 6-3 victory at home Friday. Stettler gave two points to the Red Deer Vipers, who won 6-2 on Saturday night at Red Deer Arena. The Lightning (8-15-1) have won five of their past seven games and sit sixth in the Northern Division. They have pulled within one point of the fifth-place Mountainview Colts (8-15-2) and 15 points ahead of Ponoka (1-23-0). Last week at Ponoka, six Stettler players scored one goal each — Connor Doucette, Steve Blacklock, Gavin Brandl, Jacob Schwarzenberger, Scott Ternes and Blake Frechette, who capped the scoring with a short-handed marker. Lightning captain Tyson Glazier picked up a couple of assists. Coleman Waddell made 34 saves as the Lightning outshot the Stampeders 42-36.
The same teams battled Friday as Kyler O’Connor powered the Lightning with a two-goal effort at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Doucette, Lyle Wooden, Reese Anheliger and Landon Potter also scored for Stettler, and Adam Ternes assisted on two goals. Waddell blocked 30 shots in the Stettler net. His teammates fired 44 shots at Ponoka rookie Eli Falls. Stettler’s No. 1 goaltender, Simon Thieleman, returned to the lineup Saturday and made 35 saves in a losing effort at Red Deer Arena. Frechette and Wyatt Haustein scored for Stettler, which had 38 shots against Vipers goalie Brenden Mandrusiak. Justin Corbett netted two goals for Red Deer (13-1-7), which is second in the Northern Division, just three points behind the Blackfalds Wranglers (17-3-2). The Lightning host Red Deer at 8 p.m. Friday at the Stettler Recreation Centre and visit Mountainview at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Didsbury Recreation Complex in their final game before Christmas.
Blues test midget AA teams at Medicine Hat tourney The midget A Stettler Legion Blues posted a 1-3-1 record in the annual Medicine Hat midget AA hockey tournament last weekend. “Overall, we were happy with the tournament,” said Stettler manager and assistant coach Neil McCallum. “It was good to see we could compete with any team in AA hockey and it showed us areas we need to work on. The Calgary teams had a lot of depth and full rosters, whereas we have just 13 skaters.”
In their opening game, the Blues tied Prince Albert 2-2 as they relied on physical and disciplined play. Stettler captain Parker Cassidy was named player of the game, while Jordan McCallum tended goal. Stettler remained unbeaten with a 3-1 victory over the host Medicine Hat team. Devon Woelk got the win in the Blues’ net, while rookie Kieran Rost earned playerof-the-game honours. Fatigue and a lack of manpower caught up with
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Jordan Lee (12) of the Stettler Wildcats lines up against Bow Valley of Cochrane during the JV boys’ high school basketball tournament Saturday at Stettler. The Wildcats, made up of players from grades 9 and 10, placed seventh while up against older and moreexperienced teams. Springbank Phoenix defeated the West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House in the gold-medal game. Lacombe took home the bronze.
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Jessie Anderson (17) of Stettler battles with Warburg’s Ashlyn Mayhew along the boards during Saturday’s game at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Anderson scored three goals as Stettler won 6-0.
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Storm midget girls blank Wolves to maintain undefeated season The Stettler Storm midget girls’ team continues to ride high in the North Central Minor Hockey Association. At home Saturday night, the Storm blanked
the Warburg Wolves 6-0. Sommer Bauman blocked 19 shots for the shutout. Jessie Anderson scored three goals and set up another. The other scorers were captain Kelsie Litke
and Dani and Morgan Van Dusen. Midway through the season, Stettler remains unbeaten with an 8-0 league record. The Storm have posted
Darrel Baltimore accepts donation from Jade Bainbridge of Kal Tire.
Kidsport wishes to thank Kal Tire for their donation to the program.
three shutouts and 11 of their players are among the league’s top 30 scorers. Next up for Stettler is a 6:15 p.m. Saturday home game against Maskwacis.
COUNTY OF STETTLER Presents
Working Well Workshop JANUARY 17, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. COUNTY OF STETTLER OFFICE HAPPY CAMPERS — The Stettler Woody’s atom B team celebrates its 6-4 win over Clive in North Central Minor Hockey Association action on Sunday morning at the Stettler Recreation Centre. In the back row (from left) are coach Len Hoac, coach Duncan Babchuk, Ty Dowling, Kelby Babchuk, Yannick Zondag, coach Jon Nichols, Kaleb Bowers and Eric Bridge. In front are Brody Nichols, Clay Kneeland, Ryley Turre, Hunter Friesen, Jackson Muhlbach, Noah Duff, Dexter Connell, Billy Praski, Nicholas Fisher and Rayden Baskey. Missing from the photo are Jeff Potter, Nicholas Deaver and Brady Peterson.
Wetaskiwin tops Stettler in senior high basketball Both senior high school basketball teams from William E. Hay suffered losses to the Wetaskiwin Sabres last Tuesday night in Stettler. The Wildcat girls dropped a 56-32 decision, while the Wildcat boys fell 71-45. In the girls’ game, Dacia Gramlick was Stettler’s top scorer, with 14 points. Jamie Ternes contributed seven points, while Claire Aspenes and Shayla Neitz each added four. In the boys’ game, the Wildcats got 10 points from Justin Fleischhacker, seven from Braden Deagle, six each from Morgan Loshny and Ty Page, five from Jacques du Toit, and four each from Stephen Zuk and Nicholas Baharally. Mark Meyer, with three points, rounded out the Stettler scoring. Both senior Wildcat teams were scheduled to host another tough opponent last night in the Notre Dame Cougars of Red Deer. Stettler wraps up its pre-Christmas schedule this Thursday night at Innisfail.
New Year’s Eve Gala In the pavilion at the Stettler Agriplex. No better way to bring in 2013 with your friends for dinner, dancing, refreshments and prizes.
Every ticket purchased for the event also gives you a chance to win $1000 CASH! NO MINORS Cocktails: 6 p.m. Catered Dinner: 7 p.m. Dance - 9 p.m.
$1000 Cash Giveaway at Midnight! Tickets: $40 Each includes Dinner and $1000 Cash ticket After 9 p.m.: $20 for Dance Semi-Formal Dress * 50/50 Draw * Door Prizes and more * DJ Entertainment
Tickets available from any member of the Big Valley Oil Kings’ team or directors. or call Dustin 403-740-5483 Ticket sales for the dinner cut off is December 28, 2012.
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Did you know that a poorly maintained water well can put your water supply at risk of contamination and reduce your well yield? If you are one of 450,000 Albertans who use their water well for household purposes, the key to ensuring your water supply is safe and secure is knowing how groundwater works, learning about your well and understanding how to properly maintain it. Proper water well siting, construction, maintenance and plugging will help protect your well from biofouling and contamination, save you costly repairs, and ensure your well water yields are sustained over many years. Find out what you can do to protect your well. Attend the FREE water well management workshop being hosted by the County of Stettler, and presented by the Working Well Program, with technical expertise provided by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. During the workshop we will cover: • Groundwater – how it works • Water quality and quantity testing • Well protection – protecting your well from contamination • Basic well maintenance • Water sampling – how to do it To attend the workshop, please pre-register by calling Kevin MacDonald at: (780) 672-4765 or email to email@example.com
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In Memoriam In loving memory of Dennis Peyton ~ December 21, 2007 I know there’s a Christmas Star because I see you sparkling in the skies Just like I remember seeing the same sparkle in your eyes. Love & miss you lots Laverne, Lorne & Darla, Linda, Richard†and grandchildren
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Your presence will be greatly appreciated in joining the George Awe Family for a memorial gathering on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 from 2-5 p.m., weather permitting, in the Red Willow Hall for a time of fellowship and reminiscing. Lunch provided.
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Mr. Allan Barry Clark 1941 - 2012 Mr. Allan Barry Clark of Big Valley, Alberta passed away peacefully on December 11, 2012 in the Stettler Hospital at the age of 71 years. Barry will be dearly missed by his wife of 51 years Donna, his children Duncan (Sheila) Clark and Trish (Kent) Stormoen, his grandchildren Shaun, Sydney and MacGregor Clark and Jessie Stormoen. Barry will also be missed by his brothers Ron (Marg) Clark of Vancouver, Dave (Maddy) Clark of Toronto and by his sister JoAnne (Don) Donahue of Chilliwack, nephews and nieces Hal (Lori) Donahue, Kim (Keith) Murray, Lee (Layla) Donahue, Colin (Shannon) Clark, Susan Clark, Lisa Clark, Kristi (Troy) Abrams and all of their families as well as many other relatives and very dear friends. A celebration of Barry’s life took place at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall on Friday December 14, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Barry, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Valley Fire Department or to a charity of your choice 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 www.brennenfuneralhome.com
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STETTLER NOVICE HOCKEY would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all our generous sponsors. Without your help our tournament would not have been a success: Alberta Prairie TAK Oilfield Niehaus Family MacPherson Family Future Ag Inc. Direct Energy Class 1 Driver Training Woodhill Instrumentation Norman Family Hansel Family Marshall Trucking Stettler GM ID Apparel Streit Family Resch Family PRF Construction
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Jean Russell of Calgary, AB Daughter of the late Peggy Cook of Scollard.
The George Awe Family would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the doctors and nursing staff and all affiliated health divisions for their care and concern during his time in the Stettler General Hospital. To our family and friends for taking time out of their busy days to come and sit with him, especially during meal times, we can’t thank you enough. To those who travelled from near and far for all the words of comfort and encouragement, for all the many, many offers of help, we are truly grateful. Thank you for the telephone calls, those who came to the house, brought food and flowers, all has been so greatly appreciated. A very special thank you to Rushton Agencies Ltd. management for allowing me the freedom to come and go as needed during these past several weeks. Also a very special thank you to the staff at Stettler Funeral Home for accommodating us in full filling George’s final wishes. All of these kindnesses have made this time so much easier for us to bear. As per his request, there will be no funeral but instead, we his family will be hosting a Memorial Gathering on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. in the Red Willow Hall, weather permitting. Please come and join us then for a time of fellowship and reminiscing. Thank you Mary Anne Awe, James & Celeste Awe, Mikayla, Olivia & Dylan, Clay & Janelle Awe, Broc, Levi & Austin
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$40.20 + gst Caregivers/ Aides Call 403-309-3300 or toll free 1-877-223-3311
ACCEPTING applications for live in caregiver for a young Stettler school child, eves and nights with some light duties, Flexible school hrs. wknds neogotiable. Ref’s will be req’d at time of interview. Call eves. 1780-898-3300
Farm Work RED WILLOW AG. SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & POT LUCK SUPPER Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 Red Willow Community Hall 6:00 p.m.-Potluck Supper 7:00 p.m.-Annual Meeting The Ag Society is looking for anyone with the desire to meet your neighbors and help keep our comminity alive and our hall and ball park in operation. If you or someone you know would be interested in joining our organization, please attend our annual meeting!
In case we have neglected to specifically thank anyone of the many people who have reached out to us in recent days we wish to generally thank all of you. Many times recently we have heard these words: “I feel so inadequate” or “It is the least I could do”. Not so, as in adding it all together it becomes more than adequate and more than enough. So as we in turn feel unable to express our deep gratitude to everyone; please accept our simple Thank You.
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Special thanks to Stettler Dodge and Boston Pizza for helping to make our food drive challenge a great success!
Jacqui’s weekly column in the Stettler paper meant the world to me over the past forty years or so. I left home for the big city of Calgary when I was just eighteen years old and her weekly news report kept me current on Rumsey and district. It was always enjoyable reading and well written I might add. When my sister Betty died she mentioned Betty in her column and I was always going to phone her to say thanks. Time slips by and I never made that call. How I wish I would have. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but I felt like I knew her simply from the stories she wrote about her family, friends and neighbors. I will miss her and her column as will many others no doubt.
HELP wanted on farm east of Consort from May-Oct. $15/hr. starting wage. Running equipment, fencing and cattlework. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL-TIME LICENSED HAIR STYLIST ON A CHAIR RENTAL BASIS. Apply to The Attic Unisex Hair Design, Main Street, Stettler.
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THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS
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Job Duties: Assist Project Management with daily work Ordering and shipping materials for Projects Strong communication & organizational skills a must Computer skills & Microsoft Outlook Please email resume to email@example.com or fax 403-876-2554 For more information call 403-876-2574
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The Rocky PCN requires the services of a 1.0 FTE Registered Nurse and a Licensed Practical Nurse in a 0.4 FTE to support the Chronic Disease Management Program. See our website at rockymedical.com/pcn for full listing We thank all those who apply, however only those who will be offered an interview will be contacted.
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FIELD OPERATORS Valid 1st Aid, H2S, Drivers License required!! Please contact Murray McGeachy or Jamie Rempel by Fax: (403) 340-0886 or email mmcgeachy@ cathedralenergyservices.com jrempel@ cathedralenergyservices.com
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SEEKING CLASS 1 DRIVERS with off-road fluid hauling experience. Will relocate. Year round work. Above average wage, appealing benefit packages offered. Trophy Buck Oilfield Services, Whitecourt, Alberta. Email resume: email@example.com. Fax 780-706-2389
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PYRAMID CORPORATION IS NOW HIRING! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: email@example.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.
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LOCAL SERVICE CO. REQâ€™S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475
Experience an asset but not necessary.
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has an opening for a Pipefitter/Labourer
NOW LOCATED IN DRAYTON VALLEY. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: email@example.com. Phone 780-621-3953 Fax 780-621-3959
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CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL GAS CO-OP LTD. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driverâ€™s licence required. Forward resume: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0.
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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 certiďŹ cation.
DOMINOâ€™S PIZZA IS OPENING SOON IN STETTLER.
Looking for all positions: Cooks, drivers, cashiers. for days & nights. Fax or email resume 780-753-2080 or call 403-740-9684 email@example.com MCDONALDâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax resume to 403-783-4251.
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AN ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IS HIRING DOZER AND EXCAVATOR OPERATORS. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.
CAM CLARK FORD OLDS is looking for full-time Journeyman Automotive Mechanic. Job details: Mon. to Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Excellent wages and benefits. Family like atmosphere. Ford experience an asset. The successful candidate will join our team in the opening of the new store being built in 2013. Fax resume to 1-403-556-3585 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Are you interested in working in the RAIL industry? RAILWAY 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 Railway 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. SO00 SO 0076 7 92 With a focus on safety, top candidatesSO007692 will demonstrate initiative, strong organizational skills, the ability to work in a 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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Career opportunity, apprentice to be a licensed glass worker. Permanent full-time position, installing residential and commercial windows and doors, automotive glass, glass cutting and fabrication. Drivers license a must. Apply in person to Heartland Glass, Stettler or fax resume to 403-742-2678.
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required for GM dealership in Drumheller Medical benefits, good working conditions. Must have clean driving record. Please fax or email resume to service manager. Email: bob.thomas@ westerngmdrumheller.com Fax: 403-823-7237
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QUALIFIED ELECTRICIANS NEEDED True Power Electric Requires Residential exp. only Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599
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: email@example.com
Required Exp’d Fabricator For a Ponoka Manufacturing Shop. Knowledge of ASME code bolt up, basic instrumentation and a commitment to excellence are prerequisites. Competitive wages with benefit packages available. Interested candidates please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Of fax to 403-775-4014
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*No purchase necessary. The 2012 “Drive In and Win” contest consists of a scratch and win instant win promotion and an online sweepstakes with regional prizes. A skill-testing question must be correctly answered. Instant prizes range in value from $2.50 to $12.95. Complete contest details available at www.mopar.ca. The instant win contest closes on December 31, 2012 or while supplies of official “Drive In and Win” cards last (whichever occurs ﬁrst). There are 517 secondary prizes awarded on a regional basis and 1 Grand Prize awarded nationally for the online sweepstakes portion of the “Drive In and Win” contest. Online sweepstakes ends with all entries received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on December 31, 2012. Approximate retail value and regional allocation of sweepstakes prizes is as follows: 1 Grand Prize consisting of a 2012 Chrysler 300 Mopar’12 (approx. value: $49,400) awarded nationally/Katzkin Interior (approx. value: $1,645)/Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (approx. value: $784)/Peace-of-Mind Maintenance Service Package (approx. value: $230)/Mopar Wheel Locks (approx. value: $90)/Mopar Cargo Tote (approx. value: $45). British Columbia (including Northwest Territories): 1/3/40/4/4, Alberta: 2/5/80/8/8, Prairies: 1/3/40/4/4, Ontario: 4/7/120/12/12, Quebec: 2/5/80/8/8, Atlantic: 1/3/40/4/4. Incentive off er applicable only at participating Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram dealers. Prices do not include taxes. Dealers are free to set individual prices. See your participating Chrysler, Jeep ®, Dodge, Ram dealer for complete details. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC, used under license by Chrysler Canada Inc. •Valid with purchase of any in-market service at any participating Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram dealer.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT REAL ESTATE
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.
Tips to ready your home for holiday guests Family gatherings are synonymous with the holiday season. Even those families who have spread out far and wide often manage to come together at least once at the end of the year. When families include members who don’t live within driving distance of one another, those who aren’t hosting the holiday festivities must plan an overnight stay. Lodging costs can be considerable during the holiday season because hotels can quickly fill to capacity. Holiday hosts who want to go the extra mile can invite guests to forgo hotels and stay overnight at their homes, where guests can spend more time with hosts and won’t have to worry about finding lodging they can afford. Though it’s a nice gesture to host overnight guests during the holiday season, it’s also one that requires a little work on the part of the hosts, who must take time ouf of the often hectic holiday schedule to prepare their homes for guests. The following are a few pointers for hosts who want to ensure everything is ready and accommodating for overnight guests. • Take inventory of household linens. Depending on how many guests you’ll be hosting, you may need to stock up on extra linens. If only one or two people will be staying overnight, you should be able to make due with what you have. However, if you’ll be hosting a second family for the holidays,
whether it’s one night or a full week, then you will likely need to buy more linens, including bedding, pillows and blankets. Take inventory of what you have and make sure you have adequate bedding for each guest, as well as some extra bedding in case of emergency. • Discuss pet allergies. Holiday hosts who have pets should discuss pet allergies with potential overnight guests well in advance of the season. If guests are allergic to your pets, then it might not be comfortable for them to stay overnight at your home. While most families would not want to shelter their pets on a holiday, doing so is an option but one that may not even be worth it. Pet hair and dander around the house might be enough to trigger an allergic attack even when the pet isn’t in or around the home, so sheltering the pet may not be a solution after all. Discuss this issue with prospective guests well in advance of the season so they have time to find affordable lodging in the event that any of them do have a pet allergy. • Stock up on toiletries. Toiletries are bound to run out if you’re hosting guests
for the holidays. Before guests arrive, stock up on these items, including toilet and facial tissue, hand soap, bath soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and extra toothbrushes in case guests forgot to pack their own. These items have no expiration date, so even if you end up buying more than you need you can always use them down the road when guests have long since returned home. • Clear the house of clutter. Clutter can make a home seem even more crowded when guests are
staying overnight. Clutter can accumulate anywhere in the house, from bathrooms to a living room to the kitchen. When hosting guests for the holidays, you will need all the space you can get, so clear the house of as much clutter as possible. Put all toys away and clear the common areas of items like shoes and clothing that can make a space seem more cramped. In addition, clear the dining room table of any items that aren’t needed at meal-
time and choose festive centerpieces that don’t take up much space. • Don’t be caught off guard by a storm. If guests will be staying multiple nights, it’s safe to assume everyone, hosts and guests included, will want to get out of the house, be it to enjoy local holiday celebrations or simply to avoid cabin fever by getting some fresh air. But the holiday season gets its fair share of inclement weather, including snowstorms. Hosts should not be
caught off guard by a snowstorm, stocking up on items like a snow shovel, a snow blower and salt or a de-icing product for walkways and driveways before guests arrive. This will ensure everyone won’t feel trapped inside the house should a storm arrive unexpectedly. Hosting guests for the holidays is no small task. But hosts who prepare in advance can ensure everyone makes the most of their time together.
Candor Realty Ltd.
Ph. 403-742-4424 Fran Snowden
4908 - 51 Street
Carrie Resch Carrie Resch Mortgage Associate Mortgage Associate
Whether-Purchases you are buying, renewing or refinancing, think about using a Mortgage -Refinances Professional. I take care of everything from -Second Homes/Vacation shopping for the very best rate and terms, to Properties ordering appraisals, and doing paperwork so you can-New continue your daily routine without hassle Home Construction or inconvenience. My services are FREE andand I can Proud to be serving Stettler Area.
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BUSY RESTAURANT on main street Stettler. Building has 2 store fronts and 2 revenue suites. Lots of potential. MLS # CA314255 $349,000.
PROFESSIONAL BUILDING only 1 block off main street. Well maintained with 6 offices and 10 parking spaces. MLS # CA0002930 $235,000.
SOLID BRICK BUILDING on 2 lots close to downtown. Possibilities are endless with this property. Owners are Motivated! MLS # CA0000785 $165,000.
2 BDRM/1BATH BUNGALOW. Main floor laundry, basement ready to be developed and a single detached garage. MLS # CA326921 $99,500.
3 BDRM. MOBILE on own lot. Spacious, well cared for with cozy addition, solarium for summer use and a detached garage. MLS # CA0004528 $169,000.
2 BEDROOM BUNGALOW on corner lot. New windows, plumbing, shingles and more. Heated garage. MLS # CA0001508 $134,900.
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403-742-6747 ROYAL LEPAGE NETWORK REALTY CORP. Independently Owned and Operated
5002 - 50th Ave., Stettler
Home for the Holidays
James, Cathy and Mary would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, prosperity, peace and health throughout the holidays and new year.
May this Holiday Season bring you Memories ﬁlled with Warmth, Love & Laughter with your Family & Friends!
ANDY BIRCH Associate
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all our Friends & Neighbours!
Excellent Family Home in a family-friendly neighbourhood! Featuring 5 bdrms, 3 bath, huge family room, spacious fenced back yard, extra parking and close to Rec. Center, soccer field, splash park and more! Immediate Possession! #CA325271. $359,900.
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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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Home SWEET Home For The Holidays There’s no place we’d rather be, Than here in this community. For there is nothing that we’d rather do, Than to serve good folk like you! With best wishes and sincere gratitude from our entire team. 4701 - 50 STREET, STETTLER
ROYAL LEPAGE LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED
Doug Roberts Broker/Owner
Jill Fisher Associate/Owner
Apryl Cassidy Manager/Owner
Brian Lynn Associate Broker
Norma Leslie Associate Broker
Garry Rushton Associate
Edna Stuart Associate Broker
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Atie Turnbull Associate
Kyle Ramstad Associate
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THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS
Employment Opportunity Service Person Position Paintearth Gas Coop Ltd. is seeking to ﬁll a full time Service Person position with any of the following training as a preference with certiﬁcation as a Gas Utility Operator, Apprentice or Licensed Gas Fitter. Our ofﬁce is located in Castor, Alberta and we provide natural gas service to a large surrounding area. Our Coop is a mix of industrial, commercial, agricultural and rural and urban residential customers. If you are looking for a challenging career working with modern day technology and willing to attend training courses this could be the opportunity for you. Candidates should have good written and oral communication skills and enjoy working with the public. Preference will be given to individuals who have knowledge of software applications for GPS/GIS, Utility Billing and General Ofﬁce computer appications. General current safety tickets will be considered an asset. Our Coop offers a competitive salary which is dependent on the qualiﬁcations and training of the applicant along with a beneﬁt and pension plan. Applicants must hold at a minimum a valid Class 5 driver’s license. The successful applicant must provide a current Driver License abstract. Resumes may be submitted by fax or email to Paintearth Gas Coop Ltd., Box 5, Castor, AB T0C 0X0, Att. General Manager at 403-882-3972 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those persons considered for an interview will be contacted.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Employment Opportunity Hanna Chrysler Ltd. has a
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RCI (a Division of Park Paving) has an immediate opening for a full-time year-round Recycle Crushing Foreman and Operators (excavator/loader) in Edmonton. Send your resume via email to: employment @parkpaving.com or via fax to 780-424-5373
Red Deer Co-op Limited Is recruiting for an
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Reporting to the location’s Bulk Petroleum Manager, this full-time position is responsible for customer service and processing inside sales using a cash register, delivery of oil products to customers and delivery of bulk fuel to customers on a relief basis. Candidates for this position must have a valid Class 3 Driver’s license, customer service experience and knowledge of petroleum products.
Red Deer Co-op offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities for personal growth. If you match these qualifications, and are interested in working for a true community builder, please submit a resume or application to: Human Resources Manager Red Deer Co-op Limited 5118 - 47 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 3P7 Fax: (403) 341-5811 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ON NOW AT YOUR Alberta BUICK GMC DEALERS. AlbertaGMC.com 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. /‡/††/*Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Terrain FWD (TLF26 – 1SA), 2013 Sierra Ext 4WD (TK10753 – 1SF/G80/K05) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,500). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. 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 order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Buick GMC dealer for details. ** Offer available to retail customers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the Territories between December 17th, 2012 and December 30th, 2012. Applies to new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze and 2013 GM vehicles excluding 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, Volt, Spark, Orlando, Express, Traverse, and Trax, GMC Savana and Acadia, Buick Enclave and Encore, and Cadillac ATS and XTS at participating dealers in Canada. Employee price includes freight and PDI but excludes license, insurance, registration, fees associated with ﬁling at movable property registry/PPSA fees, duties, marketing fees and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. Limited quantities of 2012 models available. Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See dealer for details.† To qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: (1) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 3 months (2) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured under a small business name for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) to be used towards the purchase/ﬁnance/lease of a new eligible 2012 or 2013 MY Chevrolet Colorado,GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, or Chevrolet Avalanche delivered between October 2, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Incentive ranges from $1500 to $3,000, depending on model purchased. Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in the Cash For Clunkers program you will not be eligible for any trade-in value for your vehicle. See your participating GM dealer for additional program conditions and details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. ^Whichever comes ﬁrst. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^^Based on latest competitive data available. †* Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
GOLF CLUB MANAGER
The Stettler Golf & Country Club is accepting applications for the position of Club Manager. This position reporting to the board of directors is responsible for all aspects of clubhouse operation, financial record keeping, staffing, pro shop, food services & lounge. The successful applicant will have proven managerial skills & public relations abilities along with an average knowledge about & interest of the sport. Duties will commence on April 1, 2013. Written applications including resume and references should reach the selection committee, no later than Dec. 31, 2012. Applications will be submitted to Stettler Golf & Country Club, Grounds Selection Committee, Box 1012, Settler ABA, T0C 2L1 INTERESTED IN THE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER BUSINESS? Albertaâ€™s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php
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