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December 26, 2012

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Town shapes 2013 budget RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter

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CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY — Stettler brothers Christopher and Kyle Whitford admire some of the 100-plus nativity pieces featured at the sixth annual Stettler Alliance Church nativity exhibit last week. Their father, Scott Whitford, is the church’s pastor.

Stettler Recreation Centre upgrades, including a new seniors’ centre and a new skatepark, highlight a $4.9- million capital budget for 2013 for the Town of Stettler. At its regular meeting last week, town council confirmed its wish list as its adopted a capital budget of $4,904,780. “A g o o d c h u n k o f that comes from grants and reserves,” said chief a d m i n i s t r a t ive o ffi c e r Rob Stoutenberg. See ‘Paving’ on Page A5

Stettler sings songs of the Christmas season LES STULBERG Independent reporter A capacity crowd filled the spacious St. Peter Lutheran Church last Wednesday evening for Stettler’s annual Christmas Carol Fest. The carol fest is usually held at the Stettler United Church, but with that church undergoing renovations this year, the Lutheran church stepped forward to host. Each of the seven choirs on the program received rave reviews, as did 12-year-old Jessi Robinson for her outstanding vocal solo. By all accounts, the evening was enjoyed by many and a successful way to bring the community together to celebrate the joys of the season. The choir line-up included the Stettler Seniors, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (which included a men’s quartet), the Heartland Belles, St. George’s Anglican Church, Stettler United Church, Stettler Alliance Church and the host St. Peter Lutheran Church. The Lutheran church’s last number featured saxophone accompaniment by Scott Pfeiffer. Doug McKay was the

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The St. George’s Anglican Church choir was among the seven choirs on the annual Stettler Carol Fest program last Wednesday. The colourful Heartland Belles were among the diverse acts, each of which was well-received by the capacity crowd at St. Peter Lutheran Church. organist for the congregational Christmas carols. St. Peter’s pastor, Karl Faltin, delivered the opening and closing prayers.

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Clearview School Division trustees Patty Dittrick (left) and Peter Simons make a donation to Stettler and District Food Bank managing director Kathy Willis last week, while Corey van Zandbergen represents the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

Clearview school board, teachers support three district food banks RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Showing the spirit of Christmas giving, the Clearview School Division and Alberta Teachers’ Association have donated money to the Stettler, Castor and Coronation food banks. Clearview and the Stettler local of the Alberta Teachers’ Association each donated $750 to the Stettler

and District Food Bank. Stettler food bank managing director Kathy Willis gratefully accepted those cheques last Wednesday. “As a (school) board, we value the connections we have with our school communities,” board chairman Ken Checkel said in a news release. “We also value the positive relations we have with our staff, and we are pleased we can work together in such a practical

way to give something back to our communities. “We are pleased to help the food banks fill Christmas hampers and reach their goals this Christmas season.” Teachers in the district also demonstrated their willingness to help. “It is through partnered activities such as this that we strive to bring support and hope to everyone who uses the food banks, but especially to the families

and children who are in our schools that use the services of the food banks,” said Corey van Zandbergen, the president of the local branch of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Clearview and the ATA donated $125 each to the food banks in Castor and Coronation. Sue Goodkey, the coordinator of the Castor and District Food Bank, expressed thanks on behalf of that organization.

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GIVING BACK — Stettler Elementary School teacher Becky Jo Baltimore, a member of the 1982 graduating class at William E. Hay Composite High School, presents a $750 cheque to William E. Hay principal Norbert Baharally. The 1982 class had a reunion this summer and elected to contribute to the school Challenge Days.

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Stettler’s effort fill hampers with food, toys at Christmas RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Thanks to Stettler-area residents’ generosity, more than 100 Christmas hampers were filled last week for households facing tough economic times this Christmas. “We delivered 120 hampers, which is comparable to last year,” said Wendy Staal, the co-ordinator of Stettler Christmas Hamper Society. “However, our monetary donations are down by about $5,000.” The society encompasses the entire Stettler region, except for Big Valley, which operates a similar service separately. Cash donations will continue to be accepted until Dec. 31. About 75 of the hampers supported families with an average of five people, while the balance were delivered to couples and singles. “These hampers are for people who need a hand-up, not a hand-out,” Staal said. “They may be able to make ends meet other times of the year, but with winter living costs higher and Christmas expenses, it’s difficult for some people to cope at this time of year.”

Stettler region residents, businesses, organizations, schools and churches continue to live up to the community’s motto as the Heart of Alberta, offering support since the annual campaign began Nov. 12. “The whole community pitches in,” said Janelle Robinson, who assisted Staal and plans to take over as the co-ordinator next year. “We thank everyone who donates and supports the program, and all the volunteers who help out in many ways. “Without the generous giving, the Christmas hamper program wouldn’t be the success it is, and many of the recipients would struggle to have a big family meal and gifts under the tree for children at Christmas.” Accepting cash donations for food only, the Christmas hamper society buys all food locally. Besides the food, hampers include other special gifts for the recipients, such as toys for children. Busy year for food bank Serving the community yearround, Stettler and District Food Bank has also been in high demand this Christmas. “We delivered hampers to 300 families last year, and we expect that

number to be about the same this year,” said food bank managing director Kathy Willis. From that total, about 75 per cent use the food bank six times a year or less, she said. With cupboards generally full, that again can be attributed to the caring and helping hands and hearts of residents, said Willis, who has headed the food bank in Stettler for the past 15 years. “The community has always been so extremely generous at this time of year and throughout the year.” While shelves in food banks are often bare just after Christmas, she said the local service has plenty of food, even with limited space in the Stettler United Church, where renovations continue. “We still have all the food the from the October food drive in storage,” Willis said. Stettler food bank relies on donations from citizens, businesses and organizations in the region, because provincial and federal governments don’t fund food banks. Cash donations help the food bank purchase perishable products, such as milk, eggs and meat. For more information, phone Willis at 403-742-4567.

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Town maintains business-licence fees RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Town of Stettler fees for business licences are slated to stay the same as they have for more than 10 years. At its regular meeting last Tuesday, town council approved a staff recommendation to maintain the fees at the current level of $125 for resident licences and $235 for non-resident licences. Those fees were set in 1999. Estimated to be $87,000, all revenue from the latest collection of fees will be directed to the Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development, said Rob Stoutenberg, the town’s chief administrative officer. Car wash irks neighbours Since the new car wash on 61 Street opened last month, residential neighbours have expressed their concerns about the noisy equipment and bright lights at night that they say have disrupted their lifestyle. Council plans to meet with the business owner and neighbours David and Karen Bromley, who wrote a letter to the town to voice their displeasure. Town council and administration also intends to discuss the issues and try to mediate a resolution for the hours of operation, internal lights after hours, noise concerns and the business owner’s inaction to create a berm and landscaping, as

the town had ordered. With trees planned for the site, Coun. Leona Thorogood suggested pyramid trees would help muffle the noise. “We could also encour-

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Promoting Stettler in the tradition of Carl Stettler

Holiday travel and the Grinch

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By Mark Milke Troy Media Question: Have you ever felt annoyed at a restaurant when your bill arrived with a mandated tip, thus removing your (monetary) ability to comment on the service? If so, that’s about how governments act vis-à-vis travel costs for Canadians when governments prevent full competition that would reduce prices. For example, consider a trip the average Canadian family might take this holiday season. After getting your kids out of bed early one morning, the taxi that your family takes to the airport is pricey. That’s because cities across Canada limit the number of cabs that can operate. That’s great for taxi companies, which have a licence to print money. But it’s not good for travellers who must pay inflated cab fares. Nor, for that matter, is it positive for immigrant workers who see only a small chunk of the fare, in part because their employment and entrepreneurial options are held hostage to the quasi-monopolistic companies that exist courtesy of city governments. The Canadian approach is in contrast to the trend noted in a 2007 OECD report whereby increasing numbers of OECD countries have removed or loosened supply restrictions on taxis. The OECD noted such reforms have been strongly positive with the benefits including “reduced waiting times, increased consumer satisfaction and, in many cases, falling prices.” That is only one example of how consumers face higher travel costs due to government policy. It hardly ends there. When a family arrives at the airport, the plane tickets they will use were costly to buy courtesy of how the federal government favours so-called domestic airlines, a policy that restricts competition and boosts the cost of air travel. In Canada, due to government policy, “foreign” airlines cannot pick up and drop off passengers solely within Canada. (Only domestic airlines can do that.) For example, some French carrier can pick up passengers in Vancouver and Toronto and fly them on to Paris. What that carrier cannot do is pick up a passenger in Vancouver and drop her off in Toronto. If the French airline could, it would add extra competition on that route and also lower prices. The Canadian restriction is in distinct contrast to the practice in Europe, where the European Union first opened up its air travel market to competition in 1992, with full liberalization as of 1997. Ever since, carriers can pick up and drop off passengers anywhere, regardless of the airline’s home country. French carriers are not restricted to just France nor German carriers to just Germany and so forth. The result is that “Prices have fallen dramatically, in particular on the most popular routes,” notes the European Commission-Mobility and Transport, the agency tasked with overseeing transportation in the European Union. Lower prices are only part of the benefit. In Europe, even less-popular routes, the ones between smaller cities, benefit from the EU’s open-skies policy. Between 1992 and 2009, the number of cities served with more than two competitors increased by 310 per cent. “European policy has profoundly transformed the air transport industry” brags the European Commission: “Consumers, airlines, airports and employees have all benefited, as this policy has led to more activity, new routes and airports, greater choice, low prices and an increased overall quality of service.” Beyond the taxi and airline markets, consider one last restrictive government policy in Canada that will affect your vacation: restrictions on the value of goods that you can bring back into Canada before you must pay taxes and duties. Back in June, the federal government upped, finally, the value of goods Canadians can bring back into Canada. The upper limit is now $800 worth of goods after seven days outside the country. That was positive for consumers. However, that exemption still doesn’t apply to beer, wine and spirits. After all, Ottawa and the provinces still want their pound of duty and tax “flesh.” Returning travellers can only bring back two bottles of wine, or 24 cans of beer, or one bottle of the hard stuff. Depending on your tastes and budget, that means you might import perhaps $10 or $50 worth of such beverages. Bring back more than the allowed volume and you’ll be dinged at the border with some Grinch-like provincial and federal taxes (and more minor duties). That restriction, no doubt, is to protect government liquor stores in many provinces and provincial government revenues in general. But along with municipal restrictions on the number of taxis, and federal anti-competition policy on airlines, it’s just another way Canadian governments make our holidays more expensive. Mark Milke Fraser Institute.

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‘The Christmas message should eradicate fear and enhance joy’ I spent one Christmas alone. It felt odd, but it wasn’t a sad thing for me. I was living in Calgary and saving money to move to Ontario to begin the next level of my education. On Christmas Eve (right on time for the male gender of the human species), I finished my Christmas shopping. The plan was to pack up Christmas Day, drop the gifts off in Saskatchewan on Boxing Day and leave for Ontario after that. On the way back to my vehicle, however, I noticed a young boy sitting on a bench in the walking mall. He’d been crying. I inquired if he was all right and he began weeping and sobbing. I asked if I could sit with him and talk, and he nodded yes. I learned that his name was Danny. He was 11 years old and his mother had died the previous day. When I asked him why he was not at home with his family, he explained that the house was full of company and his father and the house guests were all very drunk and rowdy, and he felt confused and afraid there. We were getting cold and he admitted that he was hungry, so I took him for supper and then drove him home. I asked if I could come in and meet his family, but he said that would probably not be good. I prayed with him and gave him a New Testament and some money. I watched him go into a rundown house and left. Danny would be almost 50 years old now and I’ve wondered whatever became of him. I’ve prayed for him many times. Back at my apartment that night, I re-

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-------read the Christmas story. When I came to the passage in Luke’s gospel where the angels tell the Shepherds, “... Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be for all people” (Luke 2:10), I paused. The angelic proclamation said that the appearance of the Christ Child should diminish fear and increase joy. Apparently, I thought, something has gone terribly wrong here. But what? Well, the answer is there in the text. This great news of the arrival of God in the flesh, a Redeemer to eradicate fear and enhance joy, is a message that, “is for all people,” but not received by all people. That is the qualifying ... and/or disqualifying phrase. The message is, “for all people” — for you and me ... but are we for the message? “He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:11, 12)

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Erskine Glee Club highlighted the program. — Attendance at the Stettler Centennial swimming pool remains strong, with 2,000 people going through each week. — On Jan. 1, 1968, the town plans to annex 960 acres from the County of Stettler to double its size — gaining 250 residents — boosting its population to more than 4,000 for the first time. — J. R. Boake of Endiang had a successful sale of more than 100 registered Shorthorn breeding stock at the Stettler Auction Mart. — Stettler-area couples Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Spooner celebrated their golden wedding anniversaries with socials shared with family and friends. — In Fenn news, the Aunger Ladies FWUA met at the home of Mrs. Austin

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1977 — 35 years ago — More than 50 Christmas hampers were distributed to families in need in the Stettler area. — Stettler Rotary Club presented an “Evening with the Heidelbergers,” as a send-off and to help defray costs of the Stettler band’s trip to Germany in January. — The quick action of Bashaw’s Mary Forsberg is attributed to saving her husband’s life, when he slashed his throat on a barbed-wire fence, while riding a snowmobile. — Ernie Neher was elected as the president of the Stettler Rockateers for 1978. The rock club has 35 members. — The Stettler teachers’ annual hockey game raised $90 for the Christmas hamper fund. — Devco Properties dropped its option with the County of Stettler to purchase 12.57 acres in West Stettler for a $3.3-million shopping centre. — Stettler’s Charlotte Neil celebrated her 90th birthday.

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1957 — 55 years ago — Stettler residents enjoyed many bright Christmas lights and the town showed the way with a giant Christmas tree at the intersection of 50 Street and 50 Avenue. — Eight of Stettler’s finest bowlers went home with some 150 pounds of Christmas turkey. The competition attracted 90 bowlers. — Dr. W. E. Haney moved his office downtown, one door south of the Roxy Theatre. — Gadsby 4-H Beef Club had a calf tour that began at the Leo Ross farm. — A dance and benefit in Big Valley raised $470 to benefit Bill Authenac, who was stricken with Bright’s disease. — Mike Petryk, a member of the Stettler Kinsmen and a hockey player with the Stettler Imperials, was transferred to Redwater by BA Pipeline Co. — An early morning fire extensively damaged the Forestburg hotel.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Alberta wish list contains wishful thinking for 2013 It’s the time of year when folks let their minds wander and think about what might be for the coming year. It’s a renewal of sorts, putting behind oneself the trials and tribulations of the past year — or at least hoping to forget them for awhile. Those of us in the opinion business like that approach, especially for past comments we made that turned out to be mindless rantings. Although most of us tend to be more baffled that our suggestions have not been enthusiastically embraced for the sake of the betterment of the universe. Two big events affected agriculture in Alberta considerably in 2012. One was the demise of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) monopoly and the arrival of the free market, and the second was the XL Foods E.coli fiasco. There were other events, of course, but both of these shook the foundations of animal and grain production in this province. Neither has completely played out, but both have caused serious soul-searching about the economic future of each sector. One can’t help but wonder for 2013: what if JBS can’t make the Brooks plant viable — and what if wheat markets crash and U.S. border mischief starts up again, with no CWB to back up growers. If either of those were to occur, the economics would be quite severe to both sectors. The XL fiasco caused me to ponder what could be done to not only instill more confidence in the food-safety process, but to take a big leap forward. The first is easy — start a formal investigation of the CFIA — from top to bottom. The CFIA is virtually a failed agency in many aspects. Their role in the XL fiasco proved their ineptitude — it’s time to start over. A big leap forward for food safety in 2013 would be the implementation of mandatory irradiation for all meat products in this country. It’s guaranteed that such a step would significantly reduce food-borne pathogens and reduce sickness and death. There is absolutely no rational or scientific reason why this practice should not be implemented immediately. Did you know that for many years, the U.S. armed forces has required that most of its meat purchases be irradiated for food-safety purposes — there is a message in that. The process is approved in Canada — how about a great leap forward and save some lives. One hopes that in 2013, the establishment of the Alberta Wheat Commission will continue with the formation of a national grains agency that will represent growers across Canada. There is real urgency to this situation — responsibilities for research, checkoffs, trade policy, transportation and trade actions have, because of the demise of the CWB, now been splintered off to other groups, or not at all.

This is important if for only one reason — American trade mischief — it’s sure to happen again and we need a robust national grain organization to fight the upcoming battle. We also need a national voice to establish policy on GM wheat and barley — which is my next wish for 2013. Genetic engineering can do for wheat and barley what it did for canola and a host of other crops. I understand the market reality of GM grains, but the trade wall is breaking down. The EU permits the importation of GM corn and soybeans. Perhaps we need to start modestly with GM oats to show the potential. It would put Canada into the GM research forefront. Besides, under present conditions, Alberta will never be a corn or soybean production powerhouse, but we could become an even larger producer of wheat and barley with advances in GM wheat and barley. Let’s accept that traditional plant breeding practices for wheat and barley pale in comparison to advances made GM canola and other crops. On the political front for 2013, one hopes that long-simmering issues are resolved and the industry can get on with stability and production. The government and industry need to get on with mandatory OHS and WCB for farm workers in Alberta — the last province to lack any farm-worker rights. Better yet, those rights need to be extended to farm and ranch owners, operators and family members. It can be done on a phasedin timetable. In 2013, let there be some honesty about the future of supply-management. What needs to be established is the real cost and benefit to both producers and consumers of the marketing scheme. Add into that the trade cost or benefit, the cost of a quota buyout, the impact on rural Alberta … the list goes on. Perhaps an arms-length study sponsored by ALMA is in order. The Alberta government needs to give more than just lip service to its less-than-enthusiastic support of supply management. Perhaps honest facts will shame them into more robust support. Wishful thinking for 2013 could go on and on, of course — I wish a prosperous new year for all.

‘We will all hug each other tighter this year’ As we head into the Christmas holidays, I wish everyone all the blessings that time spent with families bring. In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, we will all hug each other tighter this year. I am glad to be at home in our riding and looking forward to visiting Consort, Altario, Hanna, Three Hills and Stettler by year’s end. Thank-you to everyone who took the time to attend our Crowfoot constituency office Christmas open house. By the time you are reading my news column, it will have been several days that communities across North America have been suffering from the emotional shock of the school massacre in Connecticut. As your member of Parliament, I feel that it is important for me to speak up and remind everyone about the work that I have been doing on our behalf as our federal representative to protect Canadians from violent crime. We have strong political views in Alberta. We agree on many political issues. Alberta consistently elects federal candidates (and political parties) that offer a “tough on crime” agenda. When I was first elected as your MP, the Canadian Alliance was the Official Opposition in Ottawa. Politically, we were offering, more or less the same strong anti-crime platform that our current Conservative government is implementing today. One of my duties early in my tenure was the shadowcabinet position of Solicitor General critic. My colleagues and I in the Official Opposition prodded the Liberal government to: raise the age of consent to protect the young and vulnerable from predators; add mandatory minimum penalties for the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime; end the use of “home jail” for vio-

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lent offenders; get tough on repeat offenders; and many other things. All of these policy changes had already been given widespread political support at the ballot box in Alberta for many years. It was difficult for us to watch the Chretien Liberals ignore our position. Our displeasure was aggravated by the billions of dollars the Liberals spent on the failed long-gun registry over many years. We wanted these funds to be spent on combatting crime; providing victim’s services; crime prevention; social services; and more. Since being elected to

government in 2006, the Liberal-New DemocratBloc Quebecois political coalition in the House of Commons did everything they could to prevent our new Conservative government from making progress on our criminal justice policy agenda. We passed our first so-called “omnibus bill,” called the Tackling Violent Crime Act, following our re-election as a minority government. That bill was a collection of several bills that the Opposition coalition refused to pass previously, but were “shamed” into allowing to pass into law after the Canadian electorate again gave

our Conservative Party the “go-ahead” to make these criminal law changes. Today, in the 41st Parliament, my colleagues and I are proceeding methodically and carefully with our agenda of protecting Canadians. We are going after pedophiles, bullies (including cyber-bullies), human smugglers, drug traffickers, white-collar criminals and more. I wish that my comments could be more positive and helpful at this time. As your MP, I felt an obligation to remind us all that we are the ones that want to stand up against those who would harm us. That is the job I ran for, and it’s the work that you elected me to accomplish. Contact Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson at 780-6084600, toll-free 1-800-6654358, fax 780-608-4603, or email Kevin.Sorenson. C1@parl.gc.ca.

Paving projects to be reviewed Continued from Page A1 The capital budget is supported by $3,698,050 from grants and other funding sources, $918,780 from general reserves and $267,950 from other reserves. “We may not do some of the paving projects budgeted, but all other items will go ahead,” Stoutenberg said. A new seniors’ social centre upstairs in the SRC conference room has been pegged at $300,000, while upgrades to the SRC have been budgeted for $250,000, totally funded from the utility surplus. To support the seniors’ centre, the town has allocated $135,000 each from the County of Stettler and reserves and $30,000 from donations. For the skatepark, council has earmarked $250,000, with $125,000 in grants, $75,000 in reserves and $50,000 in fundraising. Road improvements top the list at $735,000. Council and staff have also budgeted for: — Storm sewer replacement in Blair Boulevard for $600,000 fully from grants. — Paving on 50 Avenue for $350,000 as a local improvement paid by property owners. — Replace water-main on 50 Avenue Phase 2 and raw-water intake pipe repair for $230,000 or $200,000 for a cathodic protection camera, each funded via grants. — Paving program at $230,000 with $125,000 from general reserves and $100,000 from grants. — New loader for $200,000 fully funded from grants. — Sanitary sewer replacement on 50 Avenue

and 47 Street for $200,000 fully supported by grants. — Self-contained breathing air packs for fire department for $133,000, subject to the county replacing their packs at the same time. — Sidewalk replacement for $125,000, with $75,000 from operating budget and $50,000 from general reserves. — Curb and gutter on Meadowview Drive for $125,000, with $67,050 from land-development reserves and $57,950 from capital reserves. — Storm-main upgrades on 50 Avenue and 49 Street Phase 2 for $110,000 with a full grant. — Pathway system improvements for $100,000 from general reserves. — Fire-engine town contribution of $100,000 from utility surplus. — Service replacement on 30 Street for $40,000. — Raw-water intakewell access ladders for $25,000. — A half-ton truck for $40,000. — Storm-drain improvements in Meadowlands for $15,000. — Health unit hazardous materials assessment for $12,000. — Health unit heating and air-conditioning replacement for $60,000. — Southeast area structure plan for $50,000. — Computer replacement plan for $35,000. — Virtual town hall media system for $45,080 — Arts and culture allocation for $15,000. — Audio and video update at Stettler Community Hall for $17,000. — Mower for parks for $22,500. — Gym equipment for fitness centre at SRC for $17,000. — Ice-plant descaler and float valve for $24,000.

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Keep in mind the family New Year’s Eve dance at the Endiang hall on Dec. 31. The dance-hall doors open at 8 p.m., and admission is $5 per person or $20 for a family. Marty Brooker’s band will supply the live music. The 4-H Drama Club held its Christmas party at the home of Anita Mappin, one of the group’s leaders. The 4-H members enjoyed a pot-luck supper and tobogganing. Congratulations to Delaine Green and Jonathan Bennett on their recent engagement. In the last crib meet for 2012 at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre, Mickey Tucker posted the best score of the evening, while Bernice Clausen placed second. The next crib night is scheduled for Jan. 8. Congratulations to Eldon McCrindle and Ron Carruthers on advancing to the over-70 Senior Games hockey playoffs in Calgary. They play with a Red Deer-based team. Jim Wasdal, along with his brother-in-law, Len Armstrong, and a friend, participated in a snowmobiling excursion to Revelstoke, B.C. Several folks have been out and about, touring the Christmas-light displays at the various Endmoor

residences. Remember the bridal shower for Janelle Derr, brideelect of Kyle Sorensen, set for Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Endiang hall. All in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the Byemoor School Christmas concert last Thursday evening. All of the students did a wonderful job, and they can now enjoy their Christmas holidays. New Year’s trivia: The popular song “Auld Lang Syne,” often played on New Year’s Eve, was based on a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788.

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Halkirk children stage nativity, perform sounds of the season Elaine Jamieson from Ontario is spending Christmas with family in these parts. She is staying with her sister, Sheryl, and Ross Bunbury. Visiting with Mary Stewart and enjoying an early Christmas were Keith Stewart, Aaron and Carlie and girls, Brooklyn and Cassidy from Stettler, Ross and Pat Stewart of Red Deer and Doreen Reynolds of Gadsby. Halkirk is looking for a few more volunteer firefighters. If you have any interest, please give Dale Kent a call. Mother Teresa Halkirk Catholic School held its Christmas concert on Tuesday night, with lots of skits and singing and, of course, the yearly nativity scene with the entire school. After Santa’s visit, the parents, grandparents and children enjoyed a light lunch and time for visiting. There were also raffle prizes won by four lucky winners. Throughout the evening, piano solos were played by Madelyn Schauer, Katelyn Dahmer, Natalie Schilling, Mikenna

Schauer, Owen Schauer, Megan Grice, Brooklyn Perry, Toryn Johnson and Devon Johnson. A piano trio was played by Brooklyn Perry, Devon Johnson and Mikenna Schauer. Once again, we find the year closing and everyone hurrying to send cards and plan their festive meals. We would like to take the time to thank everyone who has told us about Halkirk-and-area community news, so we can send it out to the readers. Hopefully, the new year brings about a bit more peace and stability for everyone. Happy New Year to all.

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Twas The Night Before Christmas was performed by Mrs. Jackson’s and Ms. Limpert’s Grade 1 classes and Mrs. Boyd-Stadelmann’s and Mrs. Hunter’s Grade 2 classes. What an amazing job!

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The great concert featured great variety, including singing, dancing and instruments. The candle-lit song was especially touching. All of the grades 1 and 2 classes performed their concerts this week and did a fabulous job. Thanks to the teachers and to Mrs. Lynes for all of her hard work in producing such an entertaining Christmas show. Congratulations to the students for their wonderful performance. Thanks to the parents who arranged and supported the bake sale, and Mrs. Rahn for coordinating it. Stettler Elementary School students and families have generously donated to our local food bank. On behalf of the Stettler Elementary School staff, we would like to wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope all enjoy the time with your families. We will see you back in school Jan. 7. Cute quote of the week: A teacher asked all of her students what they wanted for Christmas. “A remotecontrol helicopter,” said one boy. “An iPod touch,” said another boy. “I want a beautiful Barbie,” exclaimed a girl. “And what about you?” asked the teacher. “All I want is for a happy Christmas,” said the little girl. Aw, kids say the sweetest things. Merry Christmas, everyone.

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Old-time dance rings in new year I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and the very best of everything in 2013. A great time is in store for the New Year’s Eve dance at the Botha Hall on Dec. 31.The old-time dance sounds like a fantastic evening, with great people, music and food. There will be no dance on Jan. 11, so the first in 2013 is scheduled f o r S u n d a y, J a n . 2 7 , with Jorgenson’s Band entertaining. It starts at 1:30 p.m., with a pooled lunch. Please bring buns/ sandwiches or dessert to share. Happy Birthday goes out to five special people in the Botha area celebrating over the holidays — Don Riter Sr. on Dec. 31, Don Riter Jr. on Jan. 1, Harriet Hudson on Jan. 4, Angela Kover (my daughter) on Jan. 4, and Dorothy Riter on Jan. 8. Hazel and Murray Davidson celebrate their wedding anniversary today (Dec. 26). Congratulations. The next Bingo evening will be Jan. 8 at 7:15 p.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. The games are held every second Tuesday evening. Don’t forget to visit the village office before next Monday, Dec. 31, to pay your taxes. After that date, a penalty is added. The village office will be closed from Jan. 9 to 23, but will be open for parts of the Christmas holidays.

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Holiday hoops

Contributed photos

The Stettler Wildcats senior boys’ team hosted a formidable opponent last week in the Notre Dame Cougars of Red Deer. The Cougars posted an 80-31 victory. The top scorer for the Wildcats was Justin Fleischhacker, who scored 14 points. The Stettler senior girls also hosted Notre Dame and lost 51-47. The Wildcats got 12 points from Dacia Gramlick, 11 from Claire Aspenes and six from Kelsey Fisher.

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Jade Chapman of the Stettler Wildcats faces Bow Valley of Cochrane in JV boys’ high school basketball tournament action earlier this month in Stettler. Last week, Sean McNeil of the Wildcats scored eight points in their 54-47 loss to Ponoka.

Jennifer Taylor (left) of the Stettler Wildcats JV girls’ basketball team goes against the West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House in the Wildcats’ tournament this month. Last week, Taylor Ell had six points as Stettler lost 50-15 to Ponoka.

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JUNIOR ACHIEVERS — Scott Ternes (9) and the Stettler Lightning enjoyed a profitable home-andhome series with the Ponoka Stampeders last week, winning both Heritage Junior Hockey League games. The Lightning were slated to face the Red Deer Vipers and Mountainview Colts this past weekend, before beginning their Christmas break. They begin their 2013 schedule Jan. 5 on the road against the Cochrane Generals. Stettler’s next home game is Jan. 11 against the Banff Bears. The Medicine Hat Cubs visit Stettler the next day, as the Lightning fight for a playoff berth. Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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Add recreation to your Christmas holidays and sign up for Stettler’s yuletide bonspiel, which is set for Saturday, Dec. 29. The afternoon of family fun includes three four-end games, and meals are included in the $80 team entry fee. To enter, call Jamie Devnich at 742-3111 or 742-9892. Keep in mind the upcoming farmers’ and farmerettes’ bonspiels, which are scheduled for Jan. 16 to Jan. 20. Get your team ready for the annual tournament. This season’s Stettler senior curling leagues run Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Monday night is junior league. Tuesday night is the women’s league, and Wednesday night is the men’s league. All leagues would welcome more curlers or teams. To join or to become a spare in any of those leagues, contact Jami at 742-3111. If you want to try something new in the new year, get some friends together and try curling. If there’s enough interest, it’s possible the Thursday night mixed league might be re-started. Reduced rates apply for a half-season of curling. Call Jami to sign up for the remainder of this season at the Stettler Curling Club.

Peewees win again

The peewee A Stettler DQ Blizzard kept on rolling last week with a 10-0 victory over the host Red Deer Holiday Inn. Davin Nattestad posted the shutout as the Blizzard improved their North Central Minor Hockey Association record to 8-1. Erik Rost fired a hat trick, while Talon Conner scored two goals and set up another and Rhett Shingoose added a goal and two assits. The other Stettler scorers were Kameron Bainbridge, Daylan Kuefler, Adam Shirley and Samuel Hamelin. The Blizzard were scheduled to host Red Deer Sunrise for the first time this season Sunday at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Stettler is also at home for a Friday (Dec. 28) game against the Red Deer Elite. Game time is 6:45 p.m.


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FULL-TIME LICENSED HAIR STYLIST ON A CHAIR RENTAL BASIS. Apply to The Attic Unisex Hair Design, Main Street, Stettler.

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LOCAL SERVICE CO. REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475

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BAKOS NDT is hiring qualified CGSB Technicians in Whitecourt, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. Benefit package, signing bonus and profit sharing available. Email: admin@bakosndt.com or call 1-888-763-5575. Career opportunity, apprentice to be a licensed glass worker. Permanent full-time position, installing residential and commercial windows RETIREMENT & and doors, automotive SAVINGS PLAN glass, glass cutting and BENEFITS fabrication. Drivers license a must. Apply in person to Heartland Glass, Stettler or fax resume to 403-742-2678. CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL Gas Co-op Ltd. requires full-time Gas QUALIFIED Utility Operator. DAY AND NIGHT Experience, safety tickets SUPERVISORS an asset. Clean valid (Must be able to Provide driver’s licence required. own work truck) Forward resume: cpngc@telusplanet.net. Fax 780-864-2044. FIELD OPERATORS Valid 1st Aid, H2S, Drivers Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0. License required!! MORGAN Please contact CONSTRUCTION & Murray McGeachy or Environmental Ltd. Jamie Rempel Looking for experienced by Heavy Equipment Fax: (403) 340-0886 Operators, Foremen & or email Labourers for work in oilfield & heavy civil mmcgeachy@ construction projects. cathedralenergyservices.com Competitive wages, full benefits & opportunity for jrempel@ year round work. Email cathedralenergyservices.com resume: careers@ mcel.ca. Fax website: 780-960-8930 or apply in www. person: 702 Acheson cathedralenergyservices. Road, Acheson, Alberta. com New Holland dealer in Stettler is now accepting Your application will be applications for kept strictly confidential. Agricultural Technicians or Journeyman/Heavy Duty SEEKING CLASS 1 mechanics with ag Drivers with off-road fluid experience. We offer year hauling experience. Will round employment, hourly relocate. Year round salary from $25 to work. Above average $32.50 depending on wage, appealing benefit qualifications, excellent packages offered. Trophy benefits and a positive, Buck Oilfield Services, Whitecourt, Alberta. Email friendly team oriented work environment. If you are resume: looking for a info@trophybuck.ca. rewarding career with a Fax 780-706-2389. successful growing organization, then forward WANTED - Water & your resume to: Bill’s Farm Vacuum Truck Operators. Supplies, Attn: Tracey, Class 3 w/Q-endorsement, Box 1325, H2S, First Aid, PST, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0, fax CSTS. Mechanically 403-742-1282, email to: inclined. billfarm@telusplanet.net Day-rate benefits. Fax 403-934-3487. Email: NOW HIRING Electricians and Instrumentation accounting@ Technicians. Techmation mjswaterhauling.com. Electric & Controls requires Journeymen and Apprentices. Get more information and apply Professionals online at www.techmationelectric.com. JOURNALISTS, Graphic PYRAMID Artists, Marketing and CORPORATION is now more. Alberta’s weekly hiring! Instrument newspapers are looking Technicians and for people like you. Post Electricians for various your resume online. Free. sites across Alberta. Visit: Send resume to: www. hr@ awna.com/resumes_add.php. pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

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TJ LOGGING of Whitecourt, Alberta is accepting resumes for experienced Heavy Duty Operators, Buncher, Hoe, Processor Dozer, Skidder, Delimber for immediate employment. Fax resume 780-778-2428. TELL it all! Tell it well! Make your ads sell for you by giving full description of goods or services offered. Include prices and terms. Phone 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly ad taker.

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Floor Covering Installers and Tilesetters needed

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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

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BUSY CENTRAL AB company req’s exp’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 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. ROADEX SERVICES requires O/O 1 tons for our RV division and O/O Semis and drivers for our RV and general freight deck division to haul throughout North America. Paid by direct deposit, benefits and company fuel cards. Border crossing required with valid passport and clean criminal record. 1-800-867-6233; www.roadexservices.com.

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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

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

Auctions

1530

ANTIQUE/CLECTIBLES AUCTION New Years Day! World Class antiques including 1928 GM truck. 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 1 at 1235 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666; www.scribnernet.com.

Building Supplies

1550

BIG BUILDING SALE. “This is a clearance you don’t want to miss!� 20x20 $3,985, 25x24 $4,595, 30x36 $6,859, 35x48 $11,200, 40x52 $13,100, 47x76 $18,265. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca. METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36� Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTAWIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254 STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Office Supplies

1800

WHITE 20LB BOND PAPER: 8.5 X 11

Class 1 Drivers for transporting Dangerous Goods

10 pkgs. of 500 sheets

Experience driving Super B, Tridem, and Body-Job units is an asset.

$48/case

We offer top industry wages, group benefits package, company RRSPs as well as scheduled days off. Please send resumes: Fax: 403-742-4181 Email: jobs@crudeservices.ca Call: 403-742-4189

1530

Auctions

Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990

Shop Stettler & Save! 403-742-2395 Truckers/ Drivers

860

Travel Packages

Squeezthee MOST out of your advertising dollars Place your ad in this newspaper and12345 province wide $

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Agricultural #2000 - #2290

2010

Farm Equipment

(1) I.H. W6, (1) 9N Ford, (3) 8N Fords; all in good shape, good rubber, new paint. (1) 8N, (1) 9N; transm for parts. (1) Omni kerosine heater, 15,000 BTU. Phone 403-742-4512.

TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS OR SERVICE HERE CALL CLASSIFIEDS

403-309-3300 1-877-223-3311 Business Services #1000 - #1430 Accounting .......................... 1010 Acupuncture........................1020 Advocate/Mediation ............1025 Antique Dealers & Stores ...1027 Automotive ..........................1029 Bands & DJ s ......................1030 Beauty/Cosmetic ................1040 Bookkeeping .......................1050 Cabinet Makers...................1054 Child Care/Caregivers .........1060 Carpentry............................1062 Car Rentals .........................1064 Cat Work .............................1065 Cleaning .............................1070 Clerical................................1080 Construction .......................1085 Consulting...........................1090 Contractors ......................... 1100 Computer Services ..............1110 Drafting & Design................ 1120 Eavestroughing ................... 1130 Educational ......................... 1140 Electrical ............................. 1150 Entertainment ..................... 1160 Escorts................................ 1165 Farm Equipment ................. 1168 Financial ............................. 1170 Fireplaces ........................... 1175 Flooring............................... 1180 Food/Catering ..................... 1190 Furnace Cleaning ............... 1193 Glass Shops ....................... 1196 Mobile Glass Shops............ 1197 Handyman Services ...........1200 Health Care......................... 1210 Income Tax .........................1220 Insurance ............................ 1130 Landscaping .......................1240 Land Mapping .....................1250 Legal Services ....................1260 Limousine Services ............1270 Massage Therapy ...............1280 Mechanical .........................1285 Misc. Services ....................1290 Moving & Storage ...............1300 Oilfield .................................1305 Painters/Decorators ............ 1310 Personal Services ............... 1315 Pet Services ....................... 1318 Photography .......................1320 Plumbing & Heating ............1330 Printing................................1335 Rental - Equipment .............1340 Rental - Misc .......................1350 Repair Service ....................1360 Roofing ...............................1370 Snow Removal....................1380 Travel ..................................1385 Upholstery ..........................1390 Well Drilling ........................1400 Welding ............................... 1410 Window Cleaning ................1420 Yard Care ............................1430

Accounting

1010

G K D P

Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

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

403-742-4431 Toll free 1-877-742-4431 e-mail: gkdpca@gkdpca.com website:

Automotive

1029

www.northstarpaintandbody.com

Auto Body Repairs Accessories & Graphics Restoration/Sandblasting Box Liners

Phone 403-742-1681

Cabinet Makers

1054

Box 685, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

Drafting & Design

1120

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Phone: 403-742-6612 Cell: 780-935-0540 Email: mstahlberg@shaw.ca

RAILSIDE DESIGN

Hanna Chrysler Ltd. has a

JT AUTO BODY LTD. Full Time, Permanent Position for a Second Service Advisor Available Immediately. “Serving Stettler & area for 37 yearsâ€? • Complete auto body repair & painting

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN

Comprehensive eye health and vision exams Top quality frames, lenses and contacts Treatment of eye disease, injuries and surgical co-management

Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome Insurance

1230

403-742-2392 www.johnsonconnor.com

Legal Services

1260

ANDERSON LAW OFFICE

Brenda Anderson, B.Comm., LL.B. 5002 - 51 Ave., Stettler, AB Phone 403-742-2529 Fax 403-742-2522 ourlaw2@telus.net

Misc. Services

1290

Dr. Patricia Ross Dr. P.G. Wilson Dr. D.A. Heimdahl Legal OPTOMETRISTS Ponoka, Alta. 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168 Coronation Office 403-578-3221 Hanna Office 403-854-3003 www.4YourEyesOnly.ca

FINISHING TOUCH EXTERIORS LTD. 5�Continuous Eaves “Gutter Clean� Leaf Protection

BRYON D. BALTIMORE of McCuaig Desrochers

Barristers and Solicitors Advocates

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

Grant & de Vries

Chiropractor

Barristers and Solicitors

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

4910 - 51 Street, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

Gary G. Grant Phone: 403-742-4437

Stettler, Alberta Box 1796 Phone 403-742-2998

PERFORMANCE Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage

LANDMAN REULE LAW OFFICE Lori R. Reule Stettler Professional Building

“Keeping people in Motion...�

4819 51 Street

403-742-3411

Chiropractor

Serving Stettler & Area since 1978

Financial

1170

DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161.

Furnace Cleaning

1193

Stettler Furnace Cleaning

Call Curt or Rob

4606 - 40 St., Stettler

403-742-3418

CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300/ 1-800-347-2540; www.accesslegalresearch.com

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

403-742-5810 or 403-742-6443 Misc. Services

403-742-5111

403-742-3007

1290

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $259. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

Painters/ Decorators

Misc. Services

1310

R n S Painting For All Your Painting Needs • Quality Work • Quality Paint • Drywall Repair Interior - Exterior Free Estimates

Robert de Vries

LL. B.

Dr. E. LYNES

1150

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Management

Phone: 403-742-3399

403-742-4533

Electrical

1260

-Gitzel Krejci Building

Optometrist

1130

Services

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

DR. D.G. BECKLUND

PH: 403-742-4101 galen@railsidedesign.com

Get rid of your Garbage with. . .

PERSONAL & COMMERCIAL INSURANCE

Dr. KERRY WONG

FAX: 866-305-5686

Johnson Connor Agencies

1210

5004 - 48 AVE., STETTLER

Qualified and Reputable

Phone 403-742-2869

Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON

• Residential • Commercial • Automotive Needs

GALEN WIEBE

All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance

1029

Randy Long

No. 5 Kunstman Komplex

“If It’s Electrical We Do It�

Automotive

“Your Service Specialists�

Res: 403-742-2409

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

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LTD.

TEL: 403-742-6277

4814 - 49 Street, Stettler

Box 1595, 4907 - 50 Street, tree ee et, ett, Stettler A AB B

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BOB HOLOWENKO

*27 years experience*

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

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

Health Care

403-742-8838

Certified General Accountants

HEARTLAND GLASS

1210

Health Care

today

(Beside A & W)

Call Barry Harvey

&

1196

4607 - 59 St., Stettler

P.O. Box 1328 e-mail: gchap@gchap.ca www.gchap.ca

Thorogood Pinches

Glass Shops

403-742-2520

4702- 51 Ave., Stettler Tel: 403-742-3438 or 403-742-3439

Successful candidate will be a cheerful, energetic person with good communication and organizational skills. Must be a team player and comfortable with computers. Automotive experience an asset. Training provided. Please send resume by fax 403-854-2845 or email chrysler@telusplanet.net

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Employment Opportunity

1900

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

Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association toll free 1-800-282-6903 x228 email andrea@awna.com or visit this community newspaper

Chapman and Co.

880

plus GST/HST

Value Ad Network

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403-741-5970 Personal Services

1315

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Plumbing & Heating

1290

1330

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

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

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403-742-5237

Misc. Services

1290

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT REAL ESTATE

Page

B5

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.

Factors that might hurt a home’s value Nowadays, homeowners looking to sell their homes know it’s not as easy to do so as it might have been a few years ago. A struggling economy has made it difficult for many homeowners to sell their homes for a price they’re comfortable with. But the sagging economy is not the only thing can make it difficult to sell a home. In fact, a host of other things, some obvious but some not so obvious, can hurt a home’s value as well. • Location: A home’s location is arguably its best or worst selling point. A home in a great location won’t be as difficult to sell as a home in a bad neighborhood. But location goes beyond a neighborhood’s reputation, especially in recent years. Homeowners who live in a neighborhood or development with many foreclosures might find those foreclosed properties are hurting their own home’s value. Lots of foreclosures could negatively affect a neighborhood’s reputation, which might make a home within that neighborhood less attractive to prospective buyers. • Appearance: A home’s appearance is another obvious variable that might affect its resale value. Homeowners might want their home to reflect their own individuality, but that’s not going to help when the time comes to sell the home. If the exterior paint is out of the ordinary, then it might be wise to choose a more traditional or conservative color before erecting the “For Sale” sign out front. The same goes for a home’s interior.

Home-building methods face major changeover

If the interior design is especially unique, a more traditional interior decor might help the home sell faster. • Size and style: Another thing to consider when selling a home is its size and style. A home that stands out on the block might be an attention-grabber, but that’s not always attractive to prospective buyers. For instance, a colonial sitting in the middle of a street filled with contemporary homes will stand out, but likely for all the wrong reasons. It will likely appear dated and out of place, which is something buyers might not want. In addition, if the home is considerably larger or smaller than the surrounding homes, then this could hurt its value. • Non-conformity: In many ways, conformity is not considered an admirable trait. But when selling a home, conformity could make the difference between a home selling quickly or remaining on the market for months if not years. When shopping for a home, buyers often shop in certain neighborhoods and

towns and might see many different homes within a given ZIP code. Homeowners with homes that don’t conform to others in the area might find it difficult to sell their homes. For instance, homeowners trying to sell a two bedroom home in a neighborhood filled with three bedroom homes might notice their home’s value is not as high as that of surrounding homes, regardless of the neighborhood or how similar the home’s exterior is to surrounding homes. • Age: Older homes might have character and a sense of nostalgia, but appraisers take age into consideration when determining a home’s value. And buyers tend to lean toward newer homes for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the feeling that newer homes have far more modern amenities than older homes. When it comes to a home’s value, there are a host of things that could ultimately increase or decrease that value in the eyes of prospective buyers.

All across North America, home builders tend to agree that the better real estate investments — for both the occupant and for future re-sale value -- may be best served by a whole new approach to construction. One major change addressing energy consumption and rising fuel costs is the optional use of an air-tight, solid concrete system to replace inefficient wood framing. Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) erect a building with an interlocking system, similar to Lego. “It’s a switch for builders, but those who have switched over tell us it’s quite easy to build with ICFs,” says Todd Blyth at Nudura, a leading name in the field. “Customer demand has driven this change and builders are now seeing how green construction options can have a positive impact on their business.” Indeed, concrete is plentiful and it’s in high demand. The ICF system is now the choice wallbuilding method on ‘net-zero’ construction projects south of the border. The term net-zero applies to buildings that are so energy efficient they don’t tap any public utility fuel supplies at all. ICF construction has already produced net-zero elementary schools in the United States, where Canadian

technology was applied with the Nudura system of ICFs. The goal in the future is for as many homes, schools, and public buildings as possible to be designed for net-zero from the ground up. Building guide If this type of energy-efficiency sounds right for you, too, be sure to make specific requests to your builder, Blyth says. Underscoring these proactive measures, the non-profit organization LEED also reminds us that constructing a green home leaves a much smaller carbon footprint due to less demand on natural resources. It will create less waste and be healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. If you’re thinking about building to the LEED standard, take a look at just one example of the efficiency and benefits if you switch from wood-framing to concrete. The ICF system is explained and found at nudura. com, with a snapshot here: Fuel Savings: Walls built with ICFs are proven to reduce energy bills up to 70 percent; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and reduce or eliminate exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost over time is comparable to that of owning a conventional home and the

resale return is generally assured. Durability: Concrete is expected to stand the test of time. Due to high impact resistance, these concrete walls assure maximum safety in high wind areas. Fire resistance is also reported to be maximized at four hours. Comfort: As opposed to wood frames, air gaps are eliminated and that minimizes the potential for mould growth and draft. The end result is an airtight structure that enables the mechanical systems to heat, cool and ventilate the structure more efficiently, creating a healthier living and working environment. Responsibility:The materials are totally recyclable and the system is designed to create less waste (for landfill) during the construction process. Combined with other eco-construction methods, this concrete system will significantly reduce carbon emissions by lowering the amount of fossil fuels needed for heating and cooling.

Carrie Resch Mortgage Professional Tel: 403-742-0740 Cell:780-305-1375 Fax:403-742-1408 Email: cresch@dominionlending.ca Web: www.carrieresch.ca Proud To Be Serving Stettler and Area Dominion Lending Centres Parkland | Independently Owned & Operated

ROYAL LEPAGE NETWORK REALTY CORP. Independently Owned and Operated

5002 - 50th Ave., Stettler Fran Karen Snowden Cannady

403-742-3069

Home for the Holidays ANDY BIRCH Associate

www.royallepage.ca/andybirch

May this Holiday Season bring you Memories filled with Warmth, Love & Laughter with your Family & Friends!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all our Friends & Neighbours!

NEW

Jonni Hegberg

HOPE. DREAM. LAUGH. REJOICE. Candor Realty Ltd. In this season of possibilities, we hope your every wish comes true. Merry Christmas and many thanks for your goodwill and support all year long.

4908 - 51 Street

Ph. 403-742-4424

Unique Family Friendly 4 level split home! Featuring 3 bdrm, 2 bath, oak kitchen cupboards, many upgrades, spacious family room with fireplace! Walk-out basement, fully fenced. #CA0005821. $289,900.

2 Storey Executive home - Unique home on large lot, 5 bdrms, 5 baths, 2 garages. Spacious private backyard with meticulous landscaping. A Must See! #CA321406.

NEW PRICE

For the Growing Family! Spacious 6 bdrms, 2 bath home, in a family friendly neighborhood! Large family room, large kitchen, private back yard. Come see what this home has to offer for your family! #CA323673. $224,900.

Close to Schools and a short walk to downtown! Charming 2 storey home features 4 bdrms, 2 baths, open floor plan, hardwood flooring, fireplace, oversized single garage with RV parking. #CA319920. $218,900.

LAKEFRONT - Year round. 1 1/2 storey home at White Sands features 3 bdrms, 2 baths, walk-out bsmt., many recent upgrades, new windows, carpet & dbl. french doors. Your dream home at the lake awaits you! #CA0003037. $480,000. • 1/2 SECTION near Big Valley. Incredible view of river valley! Located 1 mile from pavement. #CA0002830. • 2.99 ACRES to build your dream home with room for the children to play and to store your extra recreational toys! Carlisle Estates. #C301597. $112,000. • 105.37 ACRES. Mile north of Big Valley. Grass pasture with lease revenue, good water supply. #CA324983. $125,000.


Page B6 Horse/Stock Trailers

THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT NEWS

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HORSE and Stock trailer. Parts and repairs. Axles, brakes, drums, bearings, spring, rims, fenders, lights, and wiring. Pick up & delivery avail. HORSE SHOE TRAILER MFG. AND REPAIR. HALKIRK, ALBERTA 403-884-2173 403-430-0504

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

Commercial Grain Hauling Mike Webster

403-741-7795 HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252

For Rent #3000 - #3200

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

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390

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

Houses/ Duplexes

3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME & OLDER 2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT IN STETTLER. Available immediately. References required. 403-742-6631 PONOKA house for rent, 4 appliances, finished basement, two full bathrooms, garage, nice deck, fenced. Suitable for young couple or senior couple. N/S, N/P. $950/mo. plus utilities, D/D $950. Available immediately. Phone: 780-481-4682, 780-554-4235.

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

3050

COZY & Bright 1 Bdrm suite in Stettler 4-plex. Upper Level. Includes 4 appliances, heat, water. $650/Mo. N/S, N/P. Call Klay 403-740-2608

Suites

3060

L A R G E One & Two BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005 FOR RENT 2 bedroom house in Stettler, pet friendly, great yard. $700/ mo. Phone 403-742-6467. LARGE 2 bedroom downstairs suite, avail. immed., oak cupboards, full bath, laundry facilities, overlooking Alix Lake, ‘no pets, ref’s, $900/mo. utils. incl., 1 month d.d., 403-747-3806, 403-304-0146.

Stores/ Commercial

3120

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

Storage Space

2080

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

David Unruh Cell 403-323-6787 Home 403-742-4673 Condos/ Townhouses

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

Condos/ Townhouses

4040

QUALITY LIVING - affordable price. Brand new 2 bdrm/1 bdrm condos for sale. Easy financing! Less than rent! 3 blocks east of main street “Parkland Place”. All inquiries welcome, Ken @ 403-350-9243

Farms/ Land

4070

Donalda Area Good Cultivated Quarter Located from Donalda 2 miles South - 2 miles East and 1 mile South

4150

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

Transportation #5000-5300

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

5030

Cars

2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA, in good cond. 65,000 kms. a.c., cruise, a.t., 3.5L ABS brakes, $10,995 , Scott @ 403-740-6754. 403-742-3777

PASTURELAND FOR SALE South of Big Valley, AB along Hwy. 56 1 section 631 acres grassland A-1 fences and cross-fenced with power and water wells and tanks on each half. Gas well revenue $10,800.00 per year.

Call Al - 780-980-2084 Doug - 604-777-9357

Public Notice #6000

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

Public Notices

6010

Community Support Services Red Deer Land For Sale

below appraisal!!! check it out on kijiji ID# 440913568 ID# 440917484 or phone 403 345 5250

Manufactured Homes

4090

GRANDVIEW MODULAR and United Homes Canada say Thank You to our 2012 customers, and look forward to serving home buyers throughout western Canada in 2013; www.grandviewmodular.com or www.unitedhomescanada.com

4040

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

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

AL-ANON 403-742-0990

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-2337

BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS ORGANIZATION 403-742-5437 during business hours

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Public Notices

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Vandals broke into the Big Valley Arena last week and caused more than $1,000 worth of damage, Stettler RCMP reported. They caused considerable damage in the concession, dumping contents on the floor and smashing the cash register.

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STETTLER CITIZENS ON PATROL RCMP office 403-742-3382 www.stettlercop.org

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If you reside in the County of Stettler and are interested in serving on the above Board or would like additional information about this opportunity, please contact Tim Fox, Administrator at 403-742-4441. Submit applications to: Stettler Waste Management Authority Box 1270 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Applications will be considered and appointments made at the next Stettler Waste Management Meeting held after October 2012.

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STETTLER READ & WRITE OFFICE T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Grace – 403-742-0681 Vivian – 403-742-3935

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RCMP report

Break, enter, theft at Big Valley Arena SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK Stettler RCMP detachment Tuesday, Dec. 18 9:48 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision at the four-way stop on Highway 12 and 50 Street. An 81-year-old male from Big Valley was driving his Ford Focus southbound and was met in the intersection by a GMC Sierra pickup truck, driven by a 71-year-old male from Stettler. Both drivers were unable to stop their vehicles before the collision, due to icy road conditions. An investigator was unable to determine which driver was at fault. No charges. 9:59 a.m. — Commercial false alarm at the Brick. 12:07 p.m. — A 44-year-old female from Bashaw reported a hit-and-run to her grey Chrysler Sebring in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The owner advised that she was at work until 5:40 p.m. the previous day, and then went to Wal-Mart. She was in the store for about half an hour, drove home and didn’t notice the damage to the driver’s side rear door and quarterr panel until the next morning. 12:48 p.m. — Report of a 25-year-old male from Stettler operating a white 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, without a driver’s licence. The white car is reported to have a black front-passenger fender. The registered owner is documented to only have a Class 7 learner’s licence. 1:16 p.m. — Complaint from a 65-year-old female from Stettler that an unknown male driving a grey pickup drove up beside her and made rude gestures. The caller parked at the provincial building, the truck backed up and then drove off on Main Street. The driver was described as being in his 30s, Caucasian, clean shaven, with a slim face. The caller later provided a licence plate for a grey truck, but the owner was not a match. 9:38 p.m. — Request to locate an overdue 27-year-old male from Ponoka, who was operating a 2003 black Ford F-150. The caller was inquiring whether there had been a motor vehicle collision in the Stettler, Blackfalds, Bashaw or Ponoka area. It was confirmed that there were no collisions involving an F-150. 9:40 p.m. — Report that a fight might break out at The Otherside Lounge. The caller requested police to cancel, as the subjects of the complaint left the bar and went back to their rooms. Patrols were made to the location and there was no disturbance. Staff at the lounge described the subjects as two Swedish males, who were arguing about meatballs. There were

no further problems reported. Wednesday, Dec. 19 7:08 a.m. — Report of an injured deer on Highway 56 north. The 56-year-old vehicle driver from Stettler advised that he had just nicked the deer and his vehicle had minimal damage. The animal was not located. 8:38 a.m. — Complaint of a break, enter and mischief at the Big Valley Arena. Persons gained entry through an unsecured door, and set off fire extinguishers throughout the building. They also entered the concession area and caused damage to the cash register and dumped out utensils and beverage products throughout. Damage was estimated at more than $1,000. 10:47 a.m. — Complaint that a 27-year-old male from Ponoka borrowed his 76-year-old grandmother’s black Ford F-150 and did not return it. The vehicle was later reported to be back at home at 1 p.m., and the caller did not wish to pursue charges. 5:20 p.m. — Complaint of a large cube ttruck eastbound on Highway 12, with no taillights. The truck was located as it arrived in Stettler and the driver was advised of the issue. No charges were laid due to the fact that the driver insisted the lights were working when he left Red Deer. The owner was a Stettler business owner. 8:11 p.m. — The Canadian Firearms Centre notified a 44 Avenue resident that his firearms licence expired and he had not submitted information for a new licence. Two handguns were voluntarily turned in for destruction. 8:39 p.m. — Complaint of a tractortrailer truck heading eastbound on Highway 12, east of Erskine, with no taillights. The driver admitted to have one burned-out light, as he was returning from Red Deer to have the truck and trailer inspected. The mechanic failed to show up for the inspection and the 37-year-old male driver was headed back home to the Byemoor area. Warning issued. Thursday, Dec. 20 8:39 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 12, near Erskine. The 55-year-old male driver and Ford Transit vehicle were from Leduc. 2:56 a.m. — A request was made for officers to attend a 50A Avenue residence to keep the peace, while a 45-yearold male attended to retrieve his personal property. The male did not attend due to a transportation issue, so the property was placed outside in containers for a later pickup.

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