Page 1

Serving the communities of Rimbey, Bentley, Bluffton, Winfield, Alder Flats and Buck Lake

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Volume 15 Number 4

Town hall sold to library for $1 By Treena Mielke A decision by council to sell the town hall to the library board for $1 opens the door for expansion and relocates the town offices to the Provincial Building. The sale is conditional on the town having first right of refusal to buy back the building for $1 should the library decide to vacate or terminate its operations. Council, at its regular meeting Jan. 14, unanimously agreed to accept an offer from the Rimbey Library Board to purchase the town hall, a decision they have wrestled with for several months. “I am in support of it,” said Mayor Sheldon Ibbotson. “I think the library provides a really great service.” Coun. Jack Webb agreed. “I was never opposed to the library expanding, but I liked having the town’s offices centrally located.” Library manager Jean Keetch is excited council accepted the offer. “It is wonderful. I am just thrilled.” Keetch said the expansion is sorely needed, noting in 2011 more than 35,000 patrons used the library. She noted due to limited space used books have had to be discarded to make way for new elections. “We don’t have room for collection when we buy new ones and we don’t have room for the staff or all the people who use the library. This will be an incredible benefit to the community,” she added. According to the Alberta Public Library Standards formula, the Rimbey Municipal Library should be 6,500 square feet to support the town population and half the county’s population. The library is currently between 2,300 and 2,800 square feet. Keetch said fundraising for renovations to be included as part of the expansion needs to begin as soon as possible. “We will need about half a million dollars for renovations,” she said. Rimbey CAO Tony Goode said the town needs to finalize negotiations with Alberta Infrastructure regarding a 10-year lease on the upper floor of the Provincial building. He said the town is looking at leasing the building for $33,000 a year including utilities, though that figure hasn’t been finalized. This cost is about $12,000 more than the town pays now in utility and janitorial costs. Goode anticipates the move to be completed by early summer. “We’d like to have it all completed and moved in no later than July 1.”



Fun Fair: Kecia Wheale works on her stairs co-ordination at one the Rimbey Family Fun Fair’s early childhood development stations, Jan 10. For more on the Rimbey Family Fun Fair see page 11. Photo by Amelia Naismith

Council makes way for BRIX Construction to develop land By Treena Mielke Town council has taken the first step to paving the way for a businessman to go ahead with a planned development in Rimbey. At its regular meeting Jan. 14, council gave first reading to the BRIX Area Structure Plan that includes approximately 61 acres of land in the southwest corner of Rimbey. A public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers Developer Steffen Olsen, who owns BRIX Construction, has plans to develop the land in three phases and hopes to go ahead with the residential phase this



includes FREE multipoint inspection

+ Ensure your brakes are safe for the winter conditions +

*Provide coupon @ time of service

*Provide coupon @ time of service

- Expires Feb. 15, 2013 - On cars & light trucks only - Plus shop supplies and taxes

- Expires Feb. 15, 2013 - Plus shop supplies and taxes

year. Olsen is looking at developing six lots suitable for single-family dwellings. The other two phases of the development would include space for commercial and industrial growth. The developer, who is well known in Rimbey, is pleased and excited to move ahead with the project. “Rimbey has the potential for growth,” he said, noting it is in the centre of a thriving mixed farming and oil and gas region. He also noted it is the gateway to recreational opportunities and is close to Sylvan Lake, Gull Lake and Pigeon Lake. Olsen noted that several years ago a

sizable parcel of land was annexed from Ponoka County. He said annexing the land showed foresight and helped pave the way for developers such as himself to allow the town to expand. “From what I understand we are the only community (in the area) that has this much land available.” The structure plan identifies key issues such as land use, servicing, aesthetic design, transportation network and municipal reserve issues. Rimbey CAO Tony Goode said several meetings have been held with the developer. “They have gone very smoothly and he (Olsen) has been most co-operative.”

DIESEL WORK 15% OFF Parts & Labour on Diesel Repairs

Jennifer Anderson Lindsay Stewart Stephanie Tofsrud Je Service Advisor

Service Manager

*Provide coupon @ time of service

Parts Manager

4710-51ST, RIMBEY

- Expires Feb. 15, 2013 - Plus shop supplies and taxes


TOLL FREE: 1-800-353-3481


2 The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013

The Community Calendar Proudly Presented by Rimbey Co-op and the Rimbey Review BINGOS BINGO month, @ 7 pm. Rimbey Legion, 2nd Friday of each st st p.m. rd Rimbey Lions Bingo at Ponoka Bingo Plaza. & 3rd Thursday, 6:00 1Hoadley Hall, 1 & 3 Mondays, starts at 7:30 pm

4th Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Rimbey Curling Club Bingo at Ponoka Bingo Plaza MEETINGS Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. West Pine Lodge Bingo in Winfield. st rd in 7:30 Recovery Anonymous Mondays pm (non at thesmoking) New 1Food and 3Addicts Mondays at Hoadley Hall Bingo doors open -at76:30 nd 2Life Saturday, 6:00p.m. Rimbey HistoricalCall Society Bingo, Ponoka Fellowship Church building. 403-843-4570 forBingo morePlaza info. rd 3Rimbey Saturday, RimbeyWagon, Drop-In Bingo at Ponoka Plaza Sleigh, & Saddle ClubBingo 1st Tuesday of each month rd 37:30 Sunday, Rimbey Legion at Ponoka Bingo Plaza pm at the Smithson Truck Museum.. st Rimbey Fish and Game 1MEETINGS Wednesday of each month - 7 pm at

TOPS off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wed evenings, Rimbey United Church Super( Take 8 meeting room. rd basement. are invited to an3open house. Oct 17 7pmmonth Nancy 843-0067 Bi-PolarYou Support Group Wednesday of @ each –7 pm Bentley Hockey Annual General Meeting- Oct 17 at 7pm at Drop-In Centre. PonokaMinor Prov. Building. Call Call 748-4838 or 748-2078 for info. 403-783-7903 for more info. Bentley Curling Club Annual Fall General Meeting- Oct 17 at 7:30pm at The Bluffton Chamber of Commerce meeting 2nd Wednesday of each Curling Club Lounge. New and Returning curlers invited. month- 7:00 Hall. Blindman Valleypm 4_HBluffton Beef Club Parent Oragnizational Meeting- Oct 17 at 7:30 pm Anonymous Wednesdays8:30 pmmembers at the Rimbey Anglican atAlcoholics Bentley Ag Centre. Call 748-2374 or 748-4739. New welcome. Church. 403-843-6697 Rimbey Elementary School info. Parent Council Meeting- RES room Oct 16 at 7:00pm nd 2Rimbey TuesdayRoyal each month pm Rimbey HealthstCentre Rimbey Hospital Cdn.1Legion meeting1 Thursday ofAuxilary each month, 7:30 st th Regular Members Meeting, Rimbey Legion 1pm Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. Rimbey Legion, 5019 50 St. #36. Rimbey Ag Society 3rd Thursday each month- 7:00 pm at the Agriplex. 2nd Thursday each month- Rimbey Ag Society 7:00pm at the agriplex Divorce Care Support Group Mondays - 7pm in the Rimbey Alliance 3rd Tuesday each month- Caregiver Support Group 10am at Rimbey Health Church. 403-872-4252 info. Centre. nd

Rimbey Hospital Ladies Auxiliary meeting 2 Tuesday every month, ACTIVITIES 1pm Hospital Conference Rm. Bentley Library Society Dinner Theatre- Event to take place Oct 20, tickets now on ACTIVITIES sale. Call Arlene 748-4429 Crib games, last Thursday of each month, 7 pm at the Rimbey Legion. Bentley Carpet Bowling- Wednesday mornings. Bentley Hall. 9:30 am. New Players Regular Jammer’s Dances @ Rimbey Drop invited. Call Harry or Georgina 748-3404 for more info.In Centre, every Tuesday @Fines 7pm.Week” at the Bentley Municipal Library Oct 22-27. Donate dry “ nights Food For Potluck 17 &to Mar. 17Blessing @ 5:30Pantry. pm @ the Forshee foods in lieuForshee of librarySuppers fines. Will Feb. be given Bentley West Hall.Pine Lodge In Winfield- Chicken Supper Oct 19 @ 5:00pm. For more info call Wendy @ 780-682-3960 Bentley Senior’s 55 + Drop In meet in the town office building Tues. Winfi Playground Supper & Silent Auction, Oct 19 @ 4:30,Winfield @ 1eld pm & Thurs.Fundraiser8 am - noon, Rec Centre. Skating,Crafts, Clown and more. Call 682-3788 for more info coffee, games, & visiting. Family Halloween Dance and Silent Auction on Oct 27 from 5-9 pm at the Bentley Bentley Boutique Clothing Exchange in Bentley Care Centre, Wed. Community Hall. Hosted by Bentley Nursery school. Call Tina 748-4407 for info. 6- 8 pm, Thurs. 9 am – 11 am or by appt. Rimbey Community Chorus- Starts practice for Christmas, Wednesday Oct 10 403-748-2160 8:45pm at United Church. New singers welcome. Annette 843-3115 Bluffton Comm. Hall potluck supper Jan. 26 @ 6:30 pm. Rimbey United Church is planning a Memorial Hymn sing Nov 4 at 2:00pm. Bring a favorite dish. For info call Alice 843-6732 or the church 843- 2458.






MON - FRI: 9 AM - 7 PM SATURDAY: 9 AM - 6 PM




from the Rimbey Coop after almost 19 years of service in our Home Centre. She began working here in March 1994 and has continued in the Home Centre for 19 years! What an accomplishment. We would like to wish her the best of luck and don’t forget to come visit every now and then. Congrats Grace!!!

T. Lowe Photography

Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborns, Children, Glamour & Family Photos.

New Location! 4937-50 Ave 403-588-4809

Warm & Friendly Atmosphere On Location or Studio Booking Available

T. Lowe Photography and the Rimbey Review welcome submissions for the Photo of the Week. Submissions can be dropped off at T. Lowe Photography or the Rimbey Review, mailed to Box 244, Rimbey, AB. T0C-2J0 or e-mailed to Each week’s selected photograph will be chosen at the discretion of the Rimbey Review. We may also, at our discretion, crop or edit the photograph prior to publication.

$25/entry plus G.S.T.

All pictures will be published in the January 29 issue

Grace Shumski a Happy Retirement


A personal touch to your

Babies of 2012

We are proud but sad to wish


Submitted by Grace Den Engelsen

Calling all Babies of 2012!

Keeping Your Community in Touch! HOURS

A Rimbey morning sunrise.

Fill out and drop off with a picture at the Rimbey Review office, 5001 - 50 Ave. (Main Street) or email picture with all info to by January 23, 2013 before 5 pm. BABIES NAME AS YOU WANT IT TO APPEAR

Last: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Middle: __________________________________________________________________________________ First: ____________________________________________________________________________________

‰ Son ‰ Daughter Birthdate: ________________________________________________________________________________ Father’s Name: ____________________________________________________________________________ Mother’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________________

Weekly Forecast information provided by

High Condition

Tuesday January 22

-12˚C Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday January 23

Thursday January 24

Friday January 25




Scattered Flurries Scattered Flurries Cloudy Periods

Saturday January 26

Sunday January 27


4930 - 49th Ave, Rimbey


Monday January 28




Few Flurries

Variable Clouds

Variable Clouds










N 5 km/h

SE 25 km/h

SW 10 km/h

S 15 km/h

W 5 km/h

N 10 km/h

W 5 km/h









Glass Repair / Replacement Sealed Units / Vinyl Windows Mobile Glass Service


The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 3

RCMP respond to motor vehicle accidents Rimbey RCMP had a  busy  week investigating  over  30  files. Highlights of the week include  motor vehicle collisions, break and enters, theft and other criminal matters. Seismic equipment stolen On Jan. 12, a helicopter dropped seismic equipment in an orange bag along Township Road 430. Before it could be used, someone picked up the equipment. Police searched the area and to date, the equipment has not been turned in or recovered.   Pileup on Highway 20 On Jan. 14,  at 8 a.m., police, EMS and firefighters attended a  three-car pileup on Highway 20 near the Parkland Beach Road. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. One  driver was transported to the Rimbey hospital for treatment  for non-life threatening injuries and  later released. Road conditions were very icy and visibility was possibly a factor. Alcohol was not involved and all parties were wearing their seatbelts.  Burglars hit liquor store On Jan. 16, at approximately 1:50 a.m., thieves again broke into a liquor store on Main Street in Rimbey. The front door was forcefully entered and liquor was stolen. Police are actively investigating the matter and are pursuing all leads at this time. Suspect in truck theft and other crimes A stolen truck was recovered behind a hotel. Damaged: A Rimbey firemen inspects a hole in a tanker truck which occurred after the truck collided with another large APN Photo Officers  immediately began an investigation and truck about 27 kilometres northwest of Rimbey, Jan. 12. have linked it to other crimes. During the subCollision: Two trucks collided around 6 p.m. sequent investigation Mounties have identified Jan. 12 north of Highway 53, at the junction a suspect in the case and charges are pending. of Range Road 45 and Township Road 434 Drunk arrested in dispute about 27 kilometres from Rimbey. The driver Officers quickly responded to another domesof the tank truck was taken to Rimbey hospital tic dispute late  Jan. 15. A Rimbey resident was by ambulance with non life threatening injuarrested for breaching his court order not to conries. The trucks ended up in opposite ditches. sume alcohol after he was again involved in an arRoad conditions were icy. APN Photo gument with his spouse. The accused was held in custody and Children Services is actively involved in the case as well. Not all lights are legal A concerned citizen would like to pass on that any lights,  other than white, emitting from the front of your car are illegal. There are some aftermarket lights that are blue, etc. These are not legal in Alberta. Help for depression Officers were involved in several investigations involving suicidal individuals. If you, a friend or a family member are in  need of assistance before matters 30 years of experience to better serve you escalate to that degree of seriousness, you can Complete • Partial • Relines • Immediates • Repairs contact mental health at the Rimbey Hospital and Vare Centre for help at (403) 843-2271.   If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 8432224 or Crime StopCOMING SOON.... Juice Junkeez 6020 51 Street OPEN HOUSE pers 1-800-222-8477, OPEN HOUSE SUPER BUY! SAT JAN 26 12:00-2:00 #8477 on Telus MobilSAT FEB 2 12:00-2:00 No Franchise Fees. ity or *8477 on Rogers Dawna 5309 46A Street, Bentley 4614 Park Ave, Rimbey $370000 includes everything or AT&T. $95000 for the business only (incl Providenti equip & stock) or $325000 for land Crime Stoppers is Discover Real Estate and building only (well below cost) a community program Mortgage Intelligence Don’t Miss This One! that does work. Do Cell 403-350-2706 17.5 acres, 5 bed, 4 baths, Fully your part and call now. One of Bentley’s best. Shows just like One of Rimbey’s best. Very well cared

Rimbey Auction Mart Jan. 25, 2013 Noon

Bred Cows & Heifer Sale 200 Heifers from Dave Willows

Rimbey Denture Clinic Danny Jones


4915 – 50 Ave, East of Rimbey Value Drug Mart

CALL 4038434909 TO ADVERTISE

new. 3 bed, 3 bath. Perfect for those downsizing or small family. Easy living.

for 4 level side split. Very functional layout. 3 bed, 3 bath.



Finished Spacious Bungalow 40x66 Riding Stables, 40x30 Heated Shop. Privacy, Convenience and Location All in One.


Vendor Financing Available.

4 The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013


Natives need honest leadership from within Connie Johnson Sales Treena Mielke Associate Editor George Brown Editor Michele Rosenthal Publisher

Letters to the Editor Policy The Rimbey Review welcomes letters to the Editor, especially those dealing with topical or local issues. Letters should be a maximum of 300 words in length and must have the writer’s signature over printed name, along with the writer’s address and telephone number. The address and telephone number will not be printed. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for length and legal considerations. Deadline is noon the Thursday prior to publication. Send your letter to: The Editor, Rimbey Review, Box 244, Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 or email: editor @

Copyright Notice All printed material, including photographs and articles, is the sole property of The Rimbey Review. No reproduction of this material is permitted without permission of the publisher.

Contact Us: P.O. Box 244 5001 - 50 Avenue (Main Street) Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0

Phone: 843-4909 Fax: 843-4907 Sales deadline: Thursday at 12 noon Classified deadline: Thursday at 12 noon Proofing Deadline Friday at 12 noon

Production: Red Deer, Alberta Published every Tuesday by PNG Prairie Newspaper Group in community with: Publisher: Fred Gorman

At what point did the Idle No More movement switch gears; from being the information picket we saw Hobbema natives stage last month to being a disruptive political force with threats of terrorism? Idle No More started out as a statement, a ralGeorge Brown lying point for Canada’s Off the Record disparate native tribes. It was a show of solidarity among the younger people that they would no longer sit on the sidelines and let millionaire chiefs and patriarchal politicians decide their fate. They would take responsibility for change at home and for changing Canadian attitudes toward them and their role in Canada. This new generation of activists wanted to stimulate dialogue to build and repair relationships with their neighbours and with Canadians. Inconveniencing commuters, passing out pamphlets and waving signs was a quaint way of natives letting the rest of us know that they wanted to be seen and heard. Damaging rail lines and threatening to block access to and from oil sands projects in Fort McMurray is unacceptable. Idle No More has been hijacked by a militant minority that still thinks the best way to negotiate with the federal government is with violence and blackmail. Chief Theresa Spence is no Mahatma Gandhi, no Bobby Sands willing to die for the cause, and the government knows that. And the sooner Idle No More organizers realize she is part of what’s so obviously wrong on Canadian reserves the sooner they will be heard. Spence wanted a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Governor General, the Queen’s ceremonial representative in Canada. The minister of aboriginal affairs was not good enough. A meeting with the PM last week was good enough for some native leaders, not for all. Spence is taking no responsibility for causing any of the issues on her Attawapiskat First Nation. Her “hunger strike” is patently disingenuous, which plays more to her character than to the movement itself. A Deloitte audit of the reserve’s finances showed 81 per cent of the 505 audited transactions between 2005 and 2011 were improperly accounted for. More than 60 per cent of the $104 million given to

Attawapiskat by the federal government was spent without supporting documents. Chief Spence’s boyfriend, Clayton Kennedy, is the band’s co-manager and is paid more than $800 a day. With this millstone, does the Idle No More movement have a chance of generating any respect and support from Canadians and the federal government? Natives might not want to be a part of the society that flushes $8 billion a year into reserves but they damn well need to account for how the money was spent to improve lives for band members. Yes, natives on many reserves are suffering with inadequate housing, a lack of fresh potable water and no electricity. But it’s not the federal government that’s wasting the millions of tax dollars that disappear into the black hole of band accounts. Activists on these reserves need to look to a lack of dedicated, honest leadership for their cycle of poverty. Along with the millions they have squandered, these elit-

ist leaders on the worst of Canadian Indian reserves have consigned their people to another generation of poverty and disengagement. For the most part, the four bands at Hobbema manage their money and their enterprises well. Like many reserves across Canada, Hobbema has its share of alcoholism and drug abuse, and health and social problems. Problems federal handouts alone can’t solve. The success of Hobbema’s First nations and many in British Columbia has shown strong leadership that provides a vision for the next generation’s future can be the difference. Squalor, mistrust and dishonesty does not have to be accepted by natives as a way of life on reserves. Rather than waving placards at motorists, maybe the Idle No More protesters should turn around and face the real problem on their reserves and address the lack of leadership within.

Energy myths confuse public as to what to believe about energy Which of the following statements is true? The United States now has a 100-year supply of natural gas, thanks to the miracle of shale gas. By 2017 it will once again be the world’s biggest oil producer. By 2035 it will be entirely “energy-independent” and free in particular from its reliance on Middle Eastern oil. These enthusiastic forecasts are generally accompanied by sweeping predictions about geopolitics that are equally misleading. For example, we are assured that the United States, no longer dependent on Arab oil, will break its habit of intervening militarily in the Middle East. But this new era of cheap and plentiful energy from fossil fuels will also result in sky-high greenhouse gas emissions and runaway global warming. These statements are all untrue, since they are based on quite mistaken assumptions. The original error, on which most of the others are based, is the belief that “fracking” — hydraulic fracturing of underground formations of shale rock to release the gas trapped within them — has fundamentally transformed the energy situation of the United States. Production of shale gas has soared in the United States in the past 10 years but it is only

Gwynne Dyer Guest Columnist

compensating for the decline in conventional gas production in the same period. Moreover, while the operators’ calculations assume a 40-year productive lifetime for the average shale gas well, the real number is turning out to be around five to seven years. That means that in the older shale plays they have to drill like crazy just to maintain current production — and since drilling is very expensive, they aren’t making a profit. As Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson told a private meeting four months ago: “We’re making no money. It’s all in the red.” They are hoping to make a profit once the gas price recovers, but it’s clear that shale gas is no miracle that will provide ultra-cheap fossil fuel for the next 100 years. And the United States will still be importing a large proportion of its oil in 2035. At the peak of U.S. oil production, in 1970, it produced 10.6 million barrels per day. It currently produces 9.6 million barrels per day, and consumes 21 million bpd. It is preposterous to ar-

gue that it can close that gap by coming up with another 11 million bpd of unconventional oil at an economically viable price. And the whole Middle Eastern business is a red herring, because the United States does not depend heavily on Middle Eastern oil. Most US oil imports come from the Western hemisphere or from Africa. Only 15 per cent of its oil comes from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait, and virtually none from elsewhere in the Gulf. Whatever America’s various wars in the region may have been about, they were not about “security of oil supply.” Which leaves the business about shale gas and oil pushing the world’s greenhouse gas emissions over the top. They can’t do that, because we are already over the top. We need only continue on our present course, and we will be irrevocably committed to 2 degrees C of warming (3.5 degrees F) within 10 years. Within 25 years we will be committed to +4 degrees C (7 degrees F). So why are we fed a daily diet of misinformation about energy in general and shale gas in particular? Because a lot of people have something to sell. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.


The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 5

Librarian speaks out in defense of library Dear Editor: At their Jan. 14 meeting, Rimbey town council voted to sell the town hall building to the Rimbey Municipal Library Board for $1. This will enable an expansion of the library to meet Alberta Municipal Affairs recommendations and to better serve our community. Libraries are unique public institutions: regulated by the province, funded by municipalities and governed by an independent volunteer board. This protects the integrity of the collections and programs, ensures certain standards are met and grants the local autonomy required to meet local needs. Every year libraries in Alberta are required to fill out a report that is sent to the Alberta Government showing how we have met the needs of the community. They have identified 18 service responses that libraries are expected to address according to the needs of the community. Today’s libraries are much more than a warehouse of books. They are vibrant hubs of the community, centres of literacy, social meeting places and levelers of the socio-economic playing field. In Rimbey, our children’s programming supports and encourages the skills identified in the five key areas of development; however our main focus is literacy. A recent report indicates that for every dollar spent on early childhood development, the (socio-economic return?) ranges between $1.50 and $3; a figure that increases to double digits for children from disadvantaged families (CBC news Nov. 27, 2012). Additional benefits of a literate community include lower rates of alcohol and drug abuse and higher rates of home ownership. The Rimbey

Visitors Collection size Circulation Program attendance Computer use

Library provides age appropriate literacy programs for children from birth to early teen years. The library’s programming does not end with children. We offer family programs, adult programs, and programs geared towards seniors. The library board embraces the importance of providing opportunities for adults to interact with each other, exchange ideas and access educational, informative and leisure reading, viewing and listening material to continue lifelong learning and personal growth. The written word is still a staple of modern society, whether in print, digital, audio or video format. Despite the Internet (and Google) most authoritative information is not freely available. Magazines and newspapers, books, movies, the Internet and even television are paid for by purchase or subscription. Through the public library, all citizens have access to physical material, digital content and high-speed internet regardless of their age, income, or technical savvy. In addition to physical items such as books, magazines, DVDs and computers, the library provides online access to millions of published books and articles including 331 Canadian newspapers and 2000 newspapers from 96 countries, World Book Encyclopedia, more than 20,000 digital books, and even a language learning program. We also provide services to the print disabled, such as CNIB talking books and the machines with which to play them. And we even help patrons learn to use new technology, software and devices. The idea that libraries are becoming obsolete is absurd. People are using the Rimbey Municipal Library in record numbers:

2003 20,100 19,000 23,388

2011 35,000 19,000 34,578

increase 74% 0 48%

2,568 947

6,631 2,940

158% 210%

The zero increase in collection size is due to the lack of space in which to house the collection. That will be one of the benefits you will see in our expanded library. The library board and staff thank the Town of Rimbey very much for their support. I invite you all to come

in and participate in our programs, borrow library material, have a cup of coffee and see what a difference we can make in your life. Jean Keetch, library manager, Rimbey Municipal Library

Reader considers library to be a valuable asset Dear Editor: In response to Luke Halverson’s letter last week regarding the benefits of our library, I would like to say I agree. Places of learning and education that are offered to the public as a service, rather than a business, are extremely important. Ours does well with what they have. On that note, one of the things they have is a great staff that seems to truly care for the people they serve. While I

have not attended a lot of their events, I do remember Erin leading numerous children’s events when I go in and her passion is inspiring. Offering Internet access to those who cannot afford it is also a great way to encourage communication. This is an important part of our culture. I also support improvements to this valuable asset. Ben Nesbitt

6 The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013


Guitar signed by country singer for sale to raise funds for Cambodia trip By Treena Mielke A Rimbey father is hoping to teach his sons the value of helping others and, in the process, help raise funds for a mission trip to Cambodia sponsored by the Rimbey New Life Fellowship Church. Sgt. Mark Groves is auctioning off a Fender acoustic guitar signed by his good friend, country music singer George Canyon, as well as a number of Canyon’s CDs and a framed picture of singer. The money raised from the sale is to go towards the Cambodia trip. Groves said his sons, eight-yearold Garrett and nine-year-old McCoy, pooled their money to help him purchase the guitar. “We were discussing ways in which we could help the church and

we came up with this idea. George said he would sign the guitar and throw in several signed CDs, a sweater, hat and signed framed photo.” The guitar, CDs and other items are on display at Game On and anyone interested in putting in a bid may do so at the store. Bidding will close Feb. 1. “We just want to help with the mission and I want the boys to understand the value of helping people who can’t help themselves,” he said. Members of the Rimbey New Life Fellowship Church will ravel to Cambodia as part of a Samaratan’s Purse water project in February to install BioSand Water Filter in homes in that country. While in Cambodia, they will also help families understand the importance of using safe, clean water.


Call us at


NOW OFFERING light mechanical services, oil changes, brakes, & insurance inspections.

Sgt. Mark Groves is auctioning off a Fender acoustic guitar signed by his good friend, country music singer George Canyon, as well as a number of Canyon’s CDs and a framed picture of singer. The money raised from the sale is to go towards the Cambodia trip. Eight-year-old Garrett and nine-year-old McCoy Grooves, who are holding the guitar, pooled their money to help their dad purchase the guitar. Treena Mielke Photo

Reader supports library expansion Dear Editor: I’m not going to try to answer the question raised by Reuben Geibelhaus in “Why does the library need more space?” (Rimbey Review, Jan. 8). You would have to work and/or visit there almost every day to have an informed opinion on the need for more space in this public place. I’m sure our town council would not have proceeded along the path of expanding the

Mobile unit now available for all your tire needs.

PHONE 403-843-8473

OK TIRE RIMBEY 4905 - 50 AVE. A DIVISION OF OK TIRE ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, AB Recipient of 2011 Business of the Year Award


Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

December & January $20 OFF REGULAR PRICED PICK UP WINDSHIELDS New home & renovation windows & doors • Windshield Repair/Replacement • Custom Cut Flat Glass • Sealed Units • Wiper Blades • Phantom Door Screens

Locally Owned and Operated


403-843-4527 Located on Main Street in Ray’s Esso

library without this type of input. Instead, I would like to comment on the self-serving nature of his question and the role of libraries in general. Thirty years ago, at least, the library in Rimbey was hosting things like arts and crafts for young children and story hour, as well as other such activities. Why? Because there was a need. Young, stayat-home mothers needed a place to go to share their experiences with their own kind and get some relief from the sometimes difficult work of child rearing, especially in the long dark days of winter. Libraries have never been just a place to read and/or borrow a book, as Mr. Geibelhaus suggested; they fulfilled an important social function. Now things are a little bit different. Child-care workers more often bring the young children to the library for their story hour and their arts and crafts. (Mothers are less likely able to afford the luxury of just staying home with their children.) School-aged children are looking for a warm, comfortable place after school where they can pursue their interests and meet with friends, especially since home — after school and before supper — is often an empty place. Many people who cannot afford modern technology visit the library to stay in touch in the global village. They have the added benefit of help being readily available for any tech problem they encounter. If anything, the library now fulfills an even more important social function. So, if we follow Mr. Geibelhaus’s argument that the library doesn’t need much space, that it is just a place to read and a depository for books, why don’t we go one step further and conclude that we don’t need libraries at all. Books are mostly available on e-readers and tablet computers and are easily downloaded; the Internet will connect you to a far wider array of reading materials than any library can ever have. Of course it would mean that this “virtual library” would exist only for those who can afford it and know how to use it. Is this what we want for our community? Local government exists to provide for the needs of us, its citizens. That means all of us, not just the loudest or the richest. The Rimbey Art Club has the art centre, the curling club its rink. There is the arena that caters to a certain segment of the population. Even Mr. Geibelhaus’s generation has a brand new Senior’s Drop-In Centre. Why shouldn’t the users of the library have a pleasant place to go? Jim Moore


The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 7

Big Brothers to hold Bowl for Kids fundraiser By Treena Mielke An organization focused on giving youngsters a helping hand through the support of mentors has experienced great success in Rimbey and has plans to continue to expand in 2013. In celebration of Big Brothers Big Sisters Centennial Celebration, Big Brothers Big Sisters in Rimbey will hold its 2013 Bowl for Kids Sake on March 17 at Strikers Alley. The Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser is open to any community member, service club, business or group who want to support Big Brothers Big Sisters in Rimbey. Registered teams will receive a pledge book to collect pledges on behalf of BBBS of Rimbey. Team and individual prizes will be awarded and teams are invited to dress up in costumes depicting their favorite decade. Individual and group prizes will be awarded. Last year more than $14,000 was

raised through the fundraiser. Beth Reitz, executive director of Ponoka and Rimbey Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Annette Peck, case worker and fundraiser for Rimbey Big Brothers Big Sisters, made a presentation to council at its Jan. 14 meeting. Reitz, whose request for $3,000 has been deferred to budget deliberations, said the program has proven to be valuable to the community. She noted there were 27 mentoring matches last year, including in school, traditional and teen mentors. In 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters worked with all Rimbey schools. Bluffton School came on board this year. Businesses partners with BBBS include Keyera, ATB Financial, Rimbey Co-op, Rimbey Review, Servus Credit Union and Bonavista Energy. During 2012 more than $20,000 was raised for BBBS through fundraising. “The businesses and people of Rim-

bey were very supportive to our agency in our first full year of operating,” said Reitz. This year is the 100th anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and the organization has several events planned to raise public awareness. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Summit in Ottawa in April will be an opportunity for 100 youth ambassadors drawn from the ranks of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs to express their ideas. A five-year research project tracking the experience of almost 1,000 children and teenagers registered with Big Brother agencies shows those children in the study with a mentor are significantly more confident in their academic abilities an considerably less likely to develop behavioral problems. The research showed that girls with a Big Sister were four times less likely to bully, fight, lie or express anger than girls without a mentor. “This ground-breaking research confirms that mentoring changes the trajectory of young lives,” says Bruce MacDonald, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. “The findings will have a profoundly beneficial impact on our mentoring programs.”

Annette Peck, caseworker and fundraising co-ordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Rimbey speaks at a Rimbey town council meeting, Jan. 14. Treena Mielke Photo

Successes seen in breaking domestic violence cycle By Treena Mielke The holiday season has come to an end, and, unfortunately, in some instances at least, has left a bitter aftermath of conflict and drama caused by domestic violence. Glenn Woollard, probation officer with Red Deer Community Corrections, plays a pivotal role in helping individuals break the cycle of domestic violence. Woolard is the person who comes after the arrest, the court appearance and

the sentencing. “The judge decides on an appropriate sentence which is determined by how severe the crime is. The offender could be put in jail, but it will depend on the severity.” While domestic violence doesn’t always result in a jail term, sometimes, being behind bars is the punishment of choice when other methods have failed. “Repeated breeches usually result in a jail term. You can’t keep (just) warning

MLA Anglin supports appeal Wildrose opposition utilities critic pendent needs assessment process. Joe Anglin has given his support to an “This whole process has been appeal filed by Alberta landowners chal- flawed since the beginning starting with lenging the constitutionality of billions Bill 50,” Anglin said. “Not once have of dollars in new transmission lines Alberta consumers had a chance to repushed through by the PC government. The appeal filed Jan. 4 asks the court ceive a full public evaluation of their find that the Alberta Utilities Commis- electricity needs and now they are stuck sion (AUC) does not have jurisdiction to on the hook for billions of dollars added approve the Eastern Alberta Transmis- to their power bills. sion (EATL) line and the Western Alberta transmission line (WATL) as they will be used as a part of an international network built for the purpose of exporting electricity. “It’s been troubling OPEN CREEK DAM to see the AUC reject the constitutional arguments CAMPGROUND brought forth concerning From May 1, 2013 federal jurisdiction over the export of electricity to September 30, 2013. while continuing down For more information contact: this path of building unnecessary and expensive DARYL HUNT, transmission lines,” said Box 634, Rimbey Alberta, T0C 2J0 Anglin, MLA for RimPhone: 403-843-6466 bey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre.  Fax: 403-843-6491 Both EATL and ALLAN MUDDLE, WATL were pushed by the PC government Phone: 403-843-6824 through Bill 50 and are Fax: 403-843-6880 set to cost Alberta power consumers billions of DEADLINE FOR TENDERS: dollars through higher power bills without ever MARCH 15, 2013 going through an inde-

people,” said Woollard. He added more leniency is often shown to first-time offenders who may be required to go to counselling to gain some understanding about domestic violence. “A lot of what goes on is learned behavior. “Offenders may also be required to restrain from taking alcohol or other drugs. Woollard explained alcohol often plays a role in abuse, but it does not cause the assault. One of the conditions imposed by the judge may be to have no contact with the victim directly or indirectly and to remain a certain distance from their place of residence or work. “That means no phone calls or texting,” he said. Woollard believes education and counselling, not

fines and jail terms, is the best way to break the cycle of domestic abuse. “Counseling and education are long-term solutions.” Woollard said domestic violence programs provide tools to help stop the cycle. “It (violence) is a control and power thing and often is a result of the way someone was raised.” During his years as a probation officer, Woollard has seen repeat offenders and cases where the cycle continues in a maddening downward spiral. But he has also seen successes where individuals have managed to break the cycle and violence is no longer a threat. “It’s refreshing to see that; to see people make positive choices.”

ENTER TO WIN Travel Alberta and the Big Valley Jamboree want to reward one lucky community in Alberta with the country music event of a lifetime.


GRAND PRIZE: A concert in your small town featuring Chad Brownlee on April 27, 2013.

13013PT0 13012PT0



The grand prize also includes a Songwriter’s Circle hosted by Clayton Bellamy featuring Alee, Bobby Wills, and Tenille, and $5000 towards a local charity of choice. TO ENTER: Create a 2-minute video that showcases what makes your small town a great place to visit.

For entry form, full contest rules and regulations, please visit: | Follow us on Twitter: #STSN Communities must have an official population of less than 20,000 to enter. DEADLINE TO ENTER: FEBRUARY 28, 2013

8 The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013


Council delays changes to its incentive grant program By Treena Mielke Amending a business development incentive grant program implemented by council last year has been put on hold as has an application from a developer who has applied for funds from the program. Council agreed Jan. 14 to table the application from John Peacock until its Jan. 28 meeting. Peacock, who has torn down a dilapidated house at 5113-49 Ave. and built a four-plex in its place as a rental property, was hoping to qualify for the program. However, council hesitated to accept his application because the policy states the program is only applicable to private commercial and industrial buildings and private lots zoned for commercial or industrial purposes. Assistant CAO Melissa Beebe said council, if they wished to approve the application, needed to determine if the request could be classed in the business category, and then amend the policy to include multi-family rental units. Council also had the option of waiving the policy, she said. CAO Tony Goode said the rental

units are a benefit to the town. “It seems to me if it’s for infill you could amend the policy to include it. I think it’s good for the town. A positive. We’re not talking huge sums of money here.” Coun. Paul Payson agreed. “Fifteen years ago when I was looking for a place to rent I could not find anything here. I do think it’s critical; affordable rental space.” However, Coun. Gayle Rondeel said she was in favor of the infill project, but did not support approving the grant application. “Everything about the project was done wrong (in order to apply for the grant),” she said. Coun. Jack Webb agreed. “Ever since we’ve been on council, we’ve been encouraging developers to do things properly.” Mayor Sheldon Ibbotson said the issue was complicated. “I don’t think it’s black on one side and white on the other.” The business development and incentive grant program offers up to $10,000 in grant payments depending upon the increase in the assessment value once the approved project has been completed.

The Rimbey and Area Early Child Development Coalition would like to thank everyone in the community for coming out to the Family Fair. We would like to give a special thank you and appreciation to: • Keyera Energy and Gene Steeves for BBQing • The Rimbey Lions Club for donating the hot dogs, hamburgers and buns • The 4-H Club for setting up • The Face painters: Annette & Natalie Peck, Lindsay Seber • The Volunteers, Sheila Forsen, Gail Everden, Teri Ormberg, Lynda Cannady, Melissa Kuipers, Dennis McIntyre and Irene Smith • The Best Western for donating the Pool Party Prize • Home Hardware for donating the BBQ Set • The Library and Adult Learning for donating the library prize basket

• The Co-op for the gift card and bag stuffing • Donna at Stationary Stories and Sounds for all of her hard work and patience on promotional material • Erin Seibold for developing the Calendar and Passports • The Town of Rimbey for providing the Community Events Grant and donating the Smile Cards • The Recreation Department for donating the Swim pass • The Rimbey Nursery School, Rimbey Elementary, Bluffton Play School, and Elementary, Crestomere School. • Rimbey FCSS for the popcorn.

REACH up to


Receive Discounts from


Rimbey Review, Ponoka News, Stettler Independent, the weekender, Bashaw Star, Castor Advance

Contact Michele for all your advertising needs.

403-843-4909 Fax: 403-843-4907

Retiree: Rose Grutterink enjoyed her last day working at ATB Financial in Rimbey with a lovely bouquet of flowers, an open house and other cards and gifts. Grutterink was employed by ATB Financial for 35 years. Employees at ATB gathered around the retiree are Ilya Dourmanov, (manager), Sheila Reis, Brittaney Hodgson, Bonny Olson, Jennifer Johnson, Joanne Reaugh and Ziandra Vos. In the front row are Melissa Shaw, Wendy Wienecke, Deb Lee, Amanda Croft and Charlene Habkirk. In the front is Rose Grutterink. Treena Mielke Photo

Strychnine used as last resort to control area wolf population By Treena Mielke An escalating wolf population and excessive predation rates on livestock and caribou has prompted the Alberta government to resort to using strychnine to poison the animals. However, reducing the population by shooting or trapping the animals is usually the first approach, a fish and wildlife spokesman says. “It’s fair to say alternative methods are usually used first before we consider to the use of poison,” said Clark Merriman, acting director for the Fish and Wildlife enforcement branch in the prairie area. Merriman said the government encourages licensed fur trappers and hunters to kill targeted animals, as well. “We have also used leg hold traps and neck snares and have captured several wolves using these methods,” he said. Landowners are legally allowed to shoot wolves on their land. When strychnine is ingested by a wolf on an empty stomach, the poison works fairly quickly to become

Fitness Centre 1 year gym memberships Only $4252/month Go on-line for memberships @ $ 4000/month Offer valid till Jan 31, 2013

lethal, although there is some pain associated with the death, he said. He said it is unlikely other animals would ingest the poison directly but may suffer from secondary poisoning if they scavenged the carcass. “We remove carcasses daily when there is poison out and we are very strict about this requirement,” he said. Poison baits are removed once the wolf population is reduced or the wolves have left the area, he added. Merriman said a number of the wolves in the area north of Rimbey were discovered to be suffering from mange, (a skin condition resulting in fur loss) meaning they will eventually die from winter conditions and difficulty in obtaining food. Wolves with mange are more likely to prey on livestock which is an easier species to kill than wildlife for them, said Merriman. He added signs set up at the entrance of Town Creek Natural Area (south of Winfield) were posted as a result of a wolf control program. The program was initiated in response to a complaint from a farmer in the area who was concerned that wolves had attacked his livestock. Once it was determined the deaths were caused by wolves, action was taken. “If we don’t remove the wolves, we open ourselves up to criticism but we also need to protect the wildlife. It is difficult to strike a balance.” Jessica Potter, spokesperson for Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, said Alberta’s estimated wolf population of 7,000 is the highest it has been in 50 years. “Wolf populations have also recently expanded into some new areas of the province. Given their thriving populations, wolf populations need to be appropriately managed to reduce predation on vulnerable species, such as caribou, and to reduce predation on agricultural animals.” Potter said department personnel are trained in the use of population control tools including toxicants and follow federal and provincial regulations. Myrna Pearman, well-known biologist, and site service manager of Ellis Bird Farm, believes poisoning the wolves to be inhumane. After discovering signs at the entrance of Town Creek Natural Area stating poison baits had been set out to control coyotes and wolves, she wrote a letter to Environment Minister Diana McQueen. The poison baits could also attract non-target species, resulting in more unnecessary suffering and death, she said.


The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 9

Another medal added to his collection By June Norvila

many years. Dickau and husband Derek also attended Schneider has supported so many local causes: the Bentley’s Martin Schneider continues to get recognized for the work he has done and is doing for his com- arena, minor hockey, cemetery maintenance, Elks, rodeo, Bentley Generals hockey team supporter and scoremunity. On Dec. 21, Schneider, 84 was one of the seven re- keeper, has been a long-time Bentley businessman for cipients of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal over 51 years, and volunteers whenever and wherever presented by Blaine Calkins, MP for the Wetaskiwin needed. Calkins mentioned Martins’ Barber Shop on Main riding, at the Kozy Korner in Lacombe that recognized contributions or achievements done for the “community Street Bentley is a mini-museum with pictures honoring teams, individuals, and country music star Dick Damand indeed the country.” Calkins mentioned it was hard to award the medal to ron. Also receiving recognition with the national honor only 30 people in his entire constituency. Some of Martin’s family, including wife Inga, son at the same event was Edna Pratt of Rimbey with menKelly, grandson Carson, and daughter Cheryl, were able tion of her service in the armed forces and for her work overseas. to be there to see the honor bestowed upon him. Other recipients recognized with the commemoFamily friend, Bentley Mayor Joan Dickau, who had nominated him from the Bentley community, couldn’t rative medal were Lacombe police chief Gary Leslie think of anyone else more deserving who had done so who is set to retire after nearly 30 years with the force; much and been so involved in the community for so Judith Ann Carlton for the historical contributions she has made for Blackfalds; agricultural contributions by Lacombe’s Fred Knip, and the volunteerism of to a highway standard. The road won’t Sylvia Gillespie and Tony By Amelia Naismith The Bluffton Landfill road paving be as wide Highway 53 but will have a Saretsky also from Lasimilar surface. combe. project received five bids and Ponoka “That landfill is a huge asset to Refreshments and County councillors awarded the tender everybody in the county, regardless of visiting was enjoyed by to TBL Construction. there they live. We should keep it lookThe construction company, based ing good,” said county CAO Charlie recipients and guests following the ceremony. out of Red Deer, was the lowest bidder Cutforth. Another honour at approximately $2.3 million. The county is entering a contract There was a $55,633 gap between only with TBL Construction, which will recently bestowed on the next lowest bidder, Central City As- be subcontracting the paving to Border Schneider was when he phalt, and a $592,586 gap between TBL Paving. ANT Construction is also sell- was presented with his 50-year Elks pin at the Construction and the highest bidder, E. ing gravel for the project. meeting of the Bentley Construction. “So it’s all credible,” said Cutforth. The project is a 2.5-mile stretch “A consortium of people we know,” Elks Lodge at their Jan. 2 that’s being done with asphalt pavement added Reeve Gordon Svenningsen. meeting.

Landfill paving project awarded

Martin Schneider from Bentley was one of those presented with the Diamond Jubilee Medal by Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins in Lacombe recently. Photo by June Norvila

Tyler Jordan, DD (Honours)

2.15% Return

Your Smile is our Expertise. 403.843.1110


100 Guaranteed

Main Street Rimbey Beside the Bargain Shop

With Servus you can get a very competitive rate and your deposit is 100% guaranteed. Plus, you have the flexibility to redeem after just 12 months.

13012OS0 13013OS0

Speak to a financial advisor today. 187SERVUS | 1.877.378.8728

Big Band Valentine Gala Saturday, Feb. 9 2013, Rimbey Community Centre Meal, dance, silent auction, prizes and more! Prior to Feb. 1, 2013: $60 per person $110 per couple $400 per table (8) Tickets available at;

Post Feb. 1, 2013 $70 per person $125 per couple $475 per table (8)

Stationery, Stories & Sounds Blooms Flower Shop

Cocktails at 6:00 pm Prime Rib or Salmon Meal at 7:00 pm 17 piece Big Band Dance at 8:30 pm Dress semi-formal *Guaranteed by the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation. Minimum deposit required. Rate subject to change.

Caterer: Bob Ronnie

10 The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013



Call us at



DIRECTORY G Grace Lutheran C Church Bentley - ELCIC Sunday School 11 a.m. 4th Sunday of the month 5 p.m.

Church 403-748-4455 5 miles m west, 1.5 miles south,

1 mile west of Bentley “Sharing New Life in Christ”

Rimbey New Life Fellowship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church 11:30 a.m. Midweek Service - Wednesday 7 p.m. Ladies Meeting Friday 2 p.m. Pastor Reg Darnell 403-843-3336 (Office) 403-782-2694 (Home) 5038 - 49 Ave.

Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. (on Radio 93.3 FM) 5214-51 Street, Phone: 403-843-2029 Pastor Dave MacMillan


Service & Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. 4th Sunday Family Service: 11:00 a.m. Reverend David Holmes: 403-843-2502

Stuart Adams: 403-843-6164 or Arlene Edwards: 403-843-6077

The Rimbey SeventhDay Adventist Church

Evangelical Missionary Church

Saturdays Sabbath School@9:45 a.m. Worship Service@11:00 a.m.

1/2 mile East of Hoadley on Highway #611

Pastor David Beaudoin 403-783-2499

Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Barry Klassen 403-843-6461

Zion Lutheran Church Lutheran Church Canada Divine Service at 10:30 4521 - 54th Ave. Rimbey Pastor Al Lewis Office - 403-843-2767 Home - 403-843-2240

Rimbey Christian Reformed Church 5506-51 Ave Service at 10:00 a.m.

Nursery Provided

403-843-2585 Pastor: Bill Nieuwenhuis

Rimbey Alliance Church 4620 - 54th Avenue, Rimbey 403-843-3727 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Children’s Church Last Sunday of the month, service held at Parkland Manor at 10:00 am

Roman Catholic Church Mass Times:

Saturday Evening: Sylvan Lake - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Morning: Rimbey - 9:00 a.m. Sylvan Lake -11:00 a.m.

Last Sunday of every month: Sylvan Lake 9:00 a.m. Rimbey 11:00 a.m. Parish Priest: Father Gabriel Udeh Administration Office: 403-843-2126; After Hours Emergency Cell: 403-963-0954

Rimbey United Church 403-843-2458

4931 - 51st Ave.

Rev. Deborah Laing Sunday Worship / Children’s Programs - 10:30 a.m.

Donation: Rimbey Ladies Auxiliary for the Rimbey Health Care Centre donated $5,762 to the health care centre for the purchase of a patient lift. Money was raised through the auxiliary’s bake sale and strawberry tea and raffle. Pictured in the back are Dorothy Heilemann, Joan Carrigan, Mary Busch, Pat Cox and Sheila Forsen. In the front are Pam Scott, Robbie Tarleton, president, presenting the cheque to Kathy Maconochie, care manager for seniors health, and Mary Burrows. Treena Mielke Photo

Council supports library’s grant application By Treena Mielke

Kreklewich reported he and Derry Armstrong met with the high school to discuss developing a track and sports field north of the community centre. Options including walking trails in the development were discussed. The net step is to develop an engineered plan for the project. Grant awarded to victim services Council agreed to provide $500 to the Rimbey & District Victim Services Unit as part of the Community Events Grant Program to host a Big Band Valentine Gala on Feb. 9. BUYING OR No support for SELLING? Multiple listing service boundary changes Wetaskiwin MP We do it all! OFFICE: 403-843-7736 Blaine Calkins attended the Jan. 14 meetLocated by Nordegg, Immediate SELLERS ARE MOTIVATED!!! High End Home, close to Possession! EXECUTIVE log home ing. Discussion centred Quick possession, on its 4 bdrms, 2 bath, pellet stove, schools, completely finished featuring over 3099 sq ft of living own lot. Open to Offers. large wrap around deck. A Cozy on possible electoral space. 3 bdrms, 3 bath, wood ready to move in. Attached place to call home! Large addition and storage stove, pellet stove, 2 det. garages. boundary changes. double garage, corner lot and IMMEDIATE POSSESSION! Rent RV parking & so much more! shed. Well treed. Call Jeff. Calkins assured counmore. $325,000. Call Jeff. Call Wendy for more info. land, or to be moved. Call Wendy. cil there would be no 14.70 acres, fenced, auto Great Location! Many recent Dream Home on large lot changes until the next Gull Lake Haven, this large corner waterer, 60 ft round pen. Ideal upgrades, 3bdrms, 2 bath all lot has an excellent home with in Rimbey built in 2011. 4 federal election. for horses. 3 bdrms, 2bath, all appliances,det garage. Basement triple attached heated garage. beds 3 baths 1589 sq.ft. fully appliances.det garage, 24 x 28 extra revenue & currently “The riding of Open Floor Plan, All Appliances finished and landscaped. Quick heated shop. NEW PRICE rented. Quick possession! Wetaskiwin will conand more $438,500 Call Jeff. Possession. $468,000. Call Jeff. $317,500 Call Wendy $229,900 Call Wendy tinue until the next elecSENIOR LIVING AT ITS BEST!! WOW this acreage is on tion,” he said. “I’ve yet BANK OWNED!! Near Rocky, 3 bdrms, 2bath, all appliances, Want to build that dream pavement and is well built. to find anyone in this 7.19 acres, det heated shop, fireplace & end unit, lots of natural Detached heated garage, home with nice location? lighting. Basement is totally nice yard, close to pavement. constituency who is in completely finished, & comes Well I have it at Birch Bay! developed. Property Shows Well! Home is in need of TLC. with all appliances and more. No mowing grass or shoveling agreement (with the $125,000. Call Jeff. $279,900 Call Wendy snow. Call Wendy. $370,000 Call Jeff. proposed changes), he added. WENDY’S FEATURES OF THE WEEK Interim budget adopted Council adopted their 2013 operating budget as an interim 4bdrms, 2 bath, Over 1800 sq ft 3bdrms, 2bath, all appliances, Quick Possession! END UNIT budget until the new of living space. Mobile is in good mature lot, det garage. Quick lots of natural lighting, all budget is finalized. condition. IMMEDIATE Possession! Possession, many recent appliances, fireplace, finished Wendy Stevenson Budget deliberations are Open to OFFERS! Rent land or to be upgrades, close to all amenities. basement, att garage & more! moved. Call Wendy for more info. Cell: 403-704-5520 Call Wendy. Call Wendy for more info. to begin on Feb. 1. Support for JEFF’S FEATURES OF THE WEEK BMX park Council complied with a recommendation by Rick Kreklewich to commit the remaining $85,000 in funding for EXCELLENT LARGE HOME AT THE PRIVATE AND QUIET this acreage Built in 2011 this home has it all the BMX park project LAKE! This 15oo sq.ft. + home has a very is nestled in the trees close to great view, treed yard, double garage open floor plan, full bsmt, triple heated town. Large addition, well kept on heated, open floor plan, 4 beds 3 should the matching Jeff Collins garage, corner lot with excellent view pavement, lots of wildlife, front and baths, front and rear decks, main floor Canadian InfrastrucCell: 403-783-0216 close to golf course and so much more. rear decks, double heated garage laundry, dog run, and so much more. ture Improvement Fund Quick Possession $438,500 Call Jeff. and more. $229,000. Call Jeff. $468,000. Call Jeff for Details. Home: 403-843-2193 grant be accepted.

Council, at its regular meeting Jan. 14, gave first reading to a bylaw to approve a letter of a letter of support to the Rimbey Municipal Library guaranteeing a repayable grant of up to $180,000. The letter will allow the library to qualify for the matching federal grant funding. It is the intent of the Rimbey Municipal Library Board to raise an equivalent amount of funds and repay the town within

24 months of the completion of the project. Community centre boilers replaced Recreation director Rick Kreklewich reported the Rimbey Community Centre boiler has been replaced with three smaller energy efficient boilers purchased from Bentley Plumbing. The boilers provide heat to the nursery school room, art room, recreation office and other areas where radiant heat is supplied. Sports field considered


The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 11

Information released at fun fair about childhood development By Amelia Naismith Information regarding the state of children in Rimbey and the level of early childhood development they’re sitting at has been released to the community for further action. The first step of the Early Child Development Coalition is to release the information to the public, “and then the community will decide how to address the numbers that are a little to low, or a little to high depending on how you look at it,” said Leanne Evans, program co-ordinator. The Family Fun Fair, geared to educate the public on early childhood development, featured different stations where young children and youths could exercise their five areas of development. “The kids enter the room and get a passport. It’s a an adventure, journey, Indiana Jones type thing,” said Evans. Each child who was given a passport worked their way through the five areas of development activity stations, designed to assess and exercise what each developmental covered “Today is the release of this information to the community,” said Evans, referring to Rimbey’s youths’ results in the five areas of development—the Early Development Instrument (EDI) information. “Rimbey did well, basically. It’s all in perspective,” she added. “One of the most important things is to raise awareness,” she added. In the area of emotional maturity, 78.07 per cent of youths covered in the results are developing appropriately, 10.53 per cent are experiencing difficulty and 11. 04 per cent experience great difficulty. Emotional maturity means a child can express emotions and empathize appropriately, and not be too impulsive or fearful. For social competence, 81.58 per cent are developing correctly, 7.89 per cent have difficulties and 10. 53 per cent experience great difficulty. Social competence covers the areas of includes a child’s curiosity, respect for others, self-control, selfconfidence and the ability to follow rules. From the EDI results, 82.46 per

cent are developing properly in the area of physical health and well-being, 10.53 per cent experience difficulty and 7.02 per cent experience great difficulty. The area of physical health and well-being covers the skills of coordination, such as climbing stairs, catching and throwing a ball and holding a pencil. It also looks at the child being well rested and properly nourished. The development area of communication skills and general knowledge includes the ability to tell stories, understand and follow directions, communicate needs and wants and age appropriate knowledge of the world. The results indicate 83.33 per cent of the children are developing appropriately, 7.89 per cent experience difficulty and 8.77 per cent have great difficulty. Language and thinking skills covers an interest in reading and writing, counting to 10 and knowing 10 letters and sorting. In the area of language and thinking skills 71.93 per cent are developing appropriately, 15.97 per cent are having difficulties and 12.28 per cent experience great difficulties. The five areas of development were determined by the Alberta Government. “The EdI addresses those five areas because it was determined they were important for children starting kindergarten to be well rounded,” said Evans. A questionnaire regarding the five areas was developed by the Offord Centre for Children Studies, a part of McMaster University. The questionnaire was given to kindergarten teachers to take, evaluating each child. The Family Fun Fair also introduced parents to early child development resources, such as baby brain maps, online workshops providing explanations of early development and ECMap, a project contracted by Alberta Education until 2014 to build community coalitions and respond to locals’ needs.


.MooresR .ca www.MooresR .MooresRealty An entirewww team of REAL TORS® ealty working for you REALTORS Cathy Hatt, Lor raine Moore, rentour Wirsig Lorraine properties, See more proper ties, maps, photos TTrent on website. Quiet Lakeside Home 1750 sq ft upgraded year round home nestled in the trees, garage, parking shelter. Share in lakefront park & boat launch. Attractive 5 Acres Mountain view, 3 bdrm home, attached garage, shop. Includes rustic cabin by pond. Alder Flats $355,900 Great FFamily amily Home at the Lake 20’wide 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Fenced private large 100x150 lot. massive evergreens, storage bldg, greenhouse. Buck Lake $280,000

We can assist you with other local listings.

Room for FFamily amily & FFriends riends on lakefront lot, 4 bdrm cabin. Quick walk thru lakefront reserve to lake & boat. Buck Lake $275,000 Fishin’ at Sunset Bay Half acre lot-short walk to Buck Lake. Power, septic tank. Share in community dock & lot. $70,000 Treed Lot at Buck Lake 3 bay grge, upper 3 bdrm home ready for finishing. Fronts onto community lakeshore lot. dock. $350,000

M TEA OUR Cathy Hatt TTrent rent Wirsig Lor raine Moore Lorraine Alder Flats AB

P rivate Acreage Private 3 bedroom 2 bath home with developed walkout basement, wrap around deck. On no exit road. 7 acres - not in subdivison. Live at the Lake Brand new home, hardwood floors, high end appliances, 100x150 lot. Two car garage. Buck Lake $345,000 Condo Lifestyle in Breton Inviting 2 bdrm 2 bath 2nd floor corner unit in adult complex. Underground park stall. $199,500 Ready for Development Over half acre of lawn, fruit trees, & huge spruce. Power, nat gas. Older garage, shed. Alder Flats $45,900

Selena Lecomte plays puppets with her mother, Kristina, at the Family Fun Fair, held Jan. 10 at the Rimbey Community Centre. Photo by Amelia Naismith


Bob & Rhonda

Dedicated 2 You!

Bob’s Cell: 403-704-0110 Rhonda’s Cell: 403-704-0408

3.77 acres close to town with wonderful view. 3600sq’ home with 6 bdrms, 4 baths, extra kitchen. $469,900.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! FULLY DEVELOPED 1109 sq. ft. ACREAGE LIVING IN TOWN! 4 bdrm + den, 3 baths, 1800 bungalow, 4 bdrms, 2 baths, Only two 2.5 acre parcels left. sq. ft. hillside bungalow, o/s detached double garage, Restrictive covenant to protect your investment. $175,000. 42x32 shop on private 8 acres sauna.  $189,900 on edge of town. $650,000.

OPEN CONCEPT 50+ CONDO bungalow with 2 bdrms, 2 baths, gas fireplace, developed basement & attached garage. $210,000.

EXTENSIVELY RENOVATED, 3 bdrm ,2 bath bungalow, 15.5x52 garage, RV parking, beautiful landscaping $224,900

EXCELLENT FAMILY HOME! 1260 sq. ft., 4 bdrms, 3 baths, attached garage with workshop area, dev. bsmt, many recent upgrades. $250,000.




37 W$

80 ACRES WITH HOME & SHOP. 2100sq’, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, large kitchen, decks & attached garage. $350,000




TWO STOREY, 2600 sq. ft., LOVELY CORNER UNIT, senior’s fully developed, top of the line condo. 848 sq. ft., 1 1/2 finish, loads of extras, baths, 6 appliances, heated call today! single garage. $180,000.

MODERN DÉCOR! Fully finished 1284 sq. ft. bi-level home, 4 bdrms, 3 baths, RV pad and more. $335,000.

1367 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, vaulted ceiling, fenced & landscaped, single garage. Now $224,500.

COZY 3 BDRM 2 bath walkout bungalow, RV parking, 29x30 detached garage. $239,900.

COURT ORDERED SALE Legacy Court Phase II, 2 units & serviced, bare land condo parcel for 12 additional units.

LOTS OF POTENTIAL and great 5.26 PICTURESQUE ACRES. $450,000! WHAT A VIEW! location across from park. 2007 SRI 1520 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, Pre-approved country 5 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow, residential acreage development 2 bath home. 2 RV spots with partial basement development. hookups. $304,900. includes 12 parcels ranging $189,900. from 3.5 to 10 acres.

1350 SQ. FT., 4 bdrms, 3 baths, single detached garage, o/s lot, fully finished, landscaped close to amenities. $299,900.

JUST RIGHT! 2.96 Acres, well maintained 4 bdrm, 2 ½ bath home, dble heated garage, out buildings $317,900

ACREAGE LIVING IN TOWN! Two 1 acre parcels $125,000 - $130,000. Serviced to property line. View to north and west.


Office: 403-843-0100

12 The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013


Conference to focus on autism Parents of children with autism and professionals who work with them can learn from leaders and specialists in the field by attending a three-day conference through Telehealth in Ponoka, one of more than 50 communities across the West expected to link in. The sixth annual conference, hosted by Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton, is a major educational event that engages respected researchers and practitioners to present in-depth sessions with practical strategies and resources. The keynote speaker is Arthur Fleischmann, father of Carly, a 17-year-old non-verbal, severely au-


tistic child who found her voice through technology and social media. ( Conference topics range from technology to communication to approaching mealtimes. A panel of sports educators and coaches will discuss recreation and sport for children and youths with autism.  A highlight of the conference each year is the frank and open discussion of the parent panel. The conference runs Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree. For program information and registration: www. or 780-495-9235. 

Share with your community

GIEBELHAUS Come and help celebrate Reuben’s 90th birthday! Feb. 2, 2013 3:00 - 5:00 pm Church of the Nazarene Short program at 3:00 pm

Theo welcomes the arrival of his baby brother

DONALD JACKSON SEBER December 7, 2012, 11:34 in the evening 9 pounds, 11 ounces and 20.5 inches Quack, Quack Baby Duck! We love you! Lindsay, Adam and big brother Theo

No gifts or cards please

Basketball action: Ashley Went manoeuvres around one of the Ponoka Broncs players during the 17th annual SWOOSH Tournament. Rimbey lost to the Broncs. Photo by Amelia Naismith


When you invest in RRSPs with Servus, you can do both. We will work with you to create an investment plan that fits your financial goals, risk tolerance, and most importantly, your lifestyle. Talk to us today and start feeling good about your future.

feel good about your money. 187SERVUSCU


The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 13

announcements Card Of Thanks



Rose H. Nelson

To a l l o f t h o s e w h o stopped by, phoned, sent cards, brought food and all other expressions of support and sympathy. Thank You so much! We all knew Ernie was special , and you all let us know how much. You are a wonderful community!!

The Johns’ and Thebeau families.

CHECKEL It is with great sadness that the family of Connie Evelyn Checkel announce her passing on Sunday January 13, 2013 at the age of 58 years. Connie had suffered a long battle with Hepatitis C since 1990. In the time since Connie always made a point of not letting her illness stop her from enjoying life. She will be missed by all that knew her. Predeceased by her sister Linda and her father Tom Connie is survived by her husband Stan Checkel of Stettler, her mother Ruby Johnson of Rimbey, three daughters Angie (Jason) Wilson of Rimbey, Marcie Kitchen of Rimbey April (Bill) Canning of Rimbey, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Connie also leaves to mourn one brother Leonard (Mona) Johnson of Rocky Mountain House. A celebration of life was held from Wilson’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium in Rimbey, Alberta on Monday January 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating.

We would like to thank our family for putting on the party for Bob’s birthday and our anniversary. Also we’d like to thank all those who came to help us celebrate. It was a great day! Kay & Bob Smith

Just had a baby girl?

If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Alberta Hospital 8440 – 12 Street NW. Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P4. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements. Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366. “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

Tell Everyone with a Milestone Announcement

Celebrate Your Marriage


with a Milestone Announcement - 403-843-4909 Remember to share the news with your friends & family!

ROSE HELEN (Balog) NELSON passed away peacefully on the morning of January 2, 2013 at the age of 91 at her home at Heartland Manor, Lacombe of natural causes, after struggling with dementia the past couple of years. Born in Hungary in 1921, Rosie came to Canada in 1928 at the age of 7 with her mother Irene and younger sister Mary to join with their father John Balog who had immigrated a year earlier. She spent all of her married life content to live on a farm in the Rainy Creek district before gradually moving into Westview Apartments in Bentley where she resided for 8 years before moving into Heartland Manor for her last 3.5 years. Family was the most important thing in her life. She didn’t care about fashion or travel or anything extravagant. She was always practical. Predeceased by her husband Ronald of 50 years, who passed away in 1991; and by an infant son in 1946; she leaves behind two sisters and one brother Mary Nagy of Blackfalds, Emma Nelson of Bentley, and Albert Balog of St. Albert. Rose also leaves behind two children - June (Paul) Norvila of Bentley and John (Dianne) Nelson of Norglenwold, as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren - Terry (Patricia) Norvila with Zose from Springbrook; Tammy (Ian) Christensen with Brayden, Garrett, and Cassandra from Regina; Erle (Christel) Norvila from Blackfalds; and Dallas Trudgeon with Brayden and Cheyenne from Fort Saskatchewan, and numerous other family and friends. Cremation by Alternatives Funeral Services. As per her request there was no funeral service, but a memorial service will follow at a later date. If family and friends desire, donations can be made in her name to HEARTLAND MANOR, Box 85, Site 5, R.R. 4, Lacombe, AB† T4L 2N4 or to WESTVIEW APARTMENTS, c/o Bentley Senior Citizen’s Housing Society, Box 870, Bentley, AB† T0C 0J0 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Always loving. Always caring. Always ready to help out. Her work here is done. She can now rest in peace.


hether it happened Yesterday or Today, Whatever you want to say, To celebrate your special day...

~ Say it with a classified

ANNOUNCEMENT 1-877-223-3311 309-3300


14 The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 Obituaries




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

ROBINSON, Elvin Mr. Elvin Robinson of Rocky Mountain House passed away peacefully on January 11, 2013 at the age of 83. Elvin is survived by his daughter, Kathy Coyne and her husband, John of Rocky Mountain House; granddaughter, Jennifer (Mike) Bonneville of Sundre, granddaughter, Melanie (John) Damant of Sundre, grandson, Steven (Ashley) Coyne of Grande Prairie, grandson, Terry (Kaitlan) Coyne of Medicine Hat; five great grandchildren; Orion, Baileigh, Christopher, Tracie and Olivia; three sisters, Margaret Robinson of Red Deer, Myrtle (Ed) Carriere of Benson, Saskatchewan, Shirley Robinson (Gordon Olesen) of Spruceview and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL GAS CO-OP LTD. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driver’s licence required. Forward resume: Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0.

The Funeral Service for the late Mr. Elvin Robinson will be held from the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. Interment will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Rocky Mountain House. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626

Coming Events What’s Happening #50 - # 70

Arts & Crafts Shows ..................50 Class Registrations....................51 Coming Events ..........................52 Lost ............................................54 Found ........................................56 Companions ..............................58 Personals...................................60 Bingos........................................64 Fitness & Sports ........................66 Happy Ads .................................70

Coming Events


Bluffton Community Society Regular meeting Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Election of Officers at Bluffton Hall. New members welcome! Info: 403-843-6729 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.

Coming Events


Ha H a Ha H aHa Ha Comedy HNight a HHaaHa

fundraiser for Rimbey R.E.S Playground. Rimbey Community Centre Jan. 26, 7 pm 403-843-4249 18+ No Minors

Ha H a Ha H aHa Ha

Ha HHaaHa




Weekly meetings Tuesdays @ 8 p.m. Neighborhood Place 5115 49 Ave. Ponoka For more info. 403-783-4557 or 403-783-8371




Is someone’s drinking causing you problems? AL-ANON 403-346-0320


Bluffton and Community Pot Luck Supper Saturday, January 26th. 6:30 pm Bluffton Community Hall

Bring your favorite dish and have a fun night socializing with your neighbors!

• • •

Employment #700 - #920

Caregivers/Aides................710 Clerical ..............................720 Computer Personnel ..........730 Dental ................................740 Estheticians........................750 Hair Stylists ........................760 Janitorial ............................770 Legal ..................................780 Medical ..............................790 Oilfield ................................800 Professionals......................810 Restaurant/Hotel ................820 Sales & Distributors ..........830 Teachers/Tutors..................840 Trades ................................850 Truckers/Drivers ................860 Business Opportunities......870 Miscellaneous ....................880 Volunteers Wanted ............890 Positions Wanted ..............895 Employment Training ........900 Career Planning ................920

Farm Work


FARM LABOURER & MANAGER. Full-time position, modern mixed farm, near Calgary, Alberta. Housing supplied, excellent wages. Valid drivers licence, & cow/calf experience required. Assets include mechanics, grain, welding, custom hay & seeding. Fax resume 403-335-0086. Phone 403-335-3694

• •


2-5 yrs experience as a HSE Practitioner Valid Driver’s License

Duties required:

Flexible work schedule - possible evening and weekends required Travel throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC. Accident Investigation Reports Field and Facility Audits

This position reports direct to our Corporate HSE Manager! Please visit our website at: www. or apply by email to: HRCanada@Cathedral



PHOENIX GAS CO-OP LTD., WAINWRIGHT requires full-time Apprentices and Journeymen Gasfitters for natural gas distribution. Benefits and pension package. Email: Fax 780-842-5912.


(Must be able to Provide own work truck)

FIELD OPERATORS Valid 1st Aid, H2S, Drivers License required!! Please contact Murray McGeachy or Jamie Rempel by Fax: (403) 340-0886 or email

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: Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.



CALL FOR APPLICATIONS. C.A. MacLean/Fred Row Journalism bursaries. Help us locate a deserving individual from your community who would like to pursue a career in print journalism. Applications must be received by February 20, 2013. For further information, contact your local weekly newspaper or the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, 1-800-282-6903 ext. 225;

Join Our Fast Growing Team!! Restaurant/ QUALIFIED DAY AND NIGHT SUPERVISORS


WANTED - Water & Vacuum Truck Operators. Class 3 w/Q-endorsement, H2S, First Aid, PST, CSTS. Mechanically inclined. Day-rate benefits. Fax 403-934-3487. Email: accounting




ERNIE O’S RESTAURANT and Pub is looking for 5 NOC-6442 cooks, full-time. $14.50/hour. Experience required. Send resume by fax 780-723-3603 or email:



mmcgeachy@ jrempel@


CNC Operators


website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com

QC Person Nexus Engineering is Currently looking for C.N.C OPERATORS.

Your application will be kept strictly confidential. FOR fast results: Classified • Want Ads. Phone 1-877223-3311.

Your application will be kept strictly confidential. 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


PRODUCTION TESTING SUPERVISORS & OPERATORS Day & Night Must have tickets. Top paid wages. Based out of Devon, AB. Email resume to: VAC & STEAM TRUCK OPERATOR. Valid Class 1 or 3, Safety Tickets, Top Wage, Camp Work, Experience an Asset. Email/Fax Resume: 780-458-8701,


Do D You Y Have H T Type -2 Diabetes? Researcheers at the University U of Alberta invite you u to ƉĂƌƟĐŝpate in the Diabetes Com mplicaƟons Study to help h determ mine:



Your rolee is to Įůů out o a simple survey by b mail oncce a year for 5 years. The resu ults of this study will help provide ďĞƩĞƌ care for people witth diabetes in Alberta.

For moree inform mation, visit v ww ww.acho orr call us toll-freee at ABCD (2223) or email achord@ 1-855-819-A

DUTIES INCLUDE, Set up of Mazak C.N.C lathe and running production runs, min. 3 years experience.

Also currently hiring dayshift & afternoon shift QC PERSON • Must be able to read measuring devices and blueprints for inspection of machined parts. We offer competitive wages, benefits and a RRSP plan. Please forward resumes to resume@ AG Parts Person Wanted F/T position in a small town atmosphere Looking for someone positive and motivated to join our team Experience is an asset Fax# 403-442-3829 Trochu Motors ltd. 302 Main St. Trochu, AB 403-442-3866 BAKOS NDT is hiring qualified CGSB Technicians in Whitecourt, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. Benefit package, signing bonus and profit sharing available. Email: or call 1-888-763-5575. BLUE GRASS SOD FARMS requires full-time Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanic with experience managing people, parts and equipment. Competitive wage with benefits; or fax 403-342-7488.



CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE. The City of Yellowknife invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions: Pumphouse and Liftstation Tradesperson - Public Works Department Competition #902-137. Closes: February 1, 2013. Pumphouse and Liftstation Maintainer; Public Works Department Competition #902-135. Closes: February 1, 2013. Building Inspector II - Planning and Development Department Competition #220-125U. Closes: February 1, 2013. Submit resumes in confidence by the closing date, to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2N4. Fax 867-669-3471 or email: Please direct all inquiries to the above listed email address. For more information on these positions, including the required qualifications, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’s webpage at: or contact Human Resources at 867-920-5603. F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: FAST TRACK TO PARTS AND MATERIALS TECHNICIAN. New 34 week program at GPRC Fairview Campus. Fall, 2013. Write 1st and 2nd year apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882. Ask for Brian. GO TO YOUR NEXT JOB INTERVIEW WITH 2ND YEAR HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC SKILLS. GPRC, Fairview campus - Heavy Equipment Certificate program. Hands-on training, safety courses, opportunity to write 1st and 2nd HET apprenticeship exams. Gain 600 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882; INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! 1-866-399-3853. JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25. - $31./hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; Email NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets.



PUT POWER INTO your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. On-campus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; PYRAMID CORPORATION IS NOW HIRING! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: or fax 780-955-HIRE.

QUALIFIED ELECTRICIANS NEEDED True Power Electric Requires Residential exp. only Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599


F/T Safety Officer

to help implement & maintain safety programs. Fax resume to: 403-343-1248 or email


Carpenters & Carpenter helpers.

For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to:

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@ or Fax 403 742-1905 WANTED HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for growing trucking company in Central Alberta. Please fax resume to 403-782-0561


It’s simple to run a Garage Sale Ad in the Classified section and make quick cash. Phone Classifieds 1-877-223-3311.

Truckers/ Drivers


CLASS 1 OR 3 DRIVERS or lease operators required immediately to operate tandem axle tank truck. Experience spraying dust control products an asset. Excellent wages, must be willing to travel. Fax resume to 403-782-0561 CLASS 1 Winch Tractor

and Journeyman PLUMBER WANTED Operator Picker Operator required. 2ND/3RD/4TH/ Please fax resume and JOURNEYMAN credentials to Residential experience an asset. Please fax resume to: 403-887-2208

780-778-2918. For further information please call David 780-778-0422 in Whitecourt.

CLASSIFIEDS Truckers/ Drivers


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

CLASSIFIED Want Ads do more things for more people than any other form of advertising. Phone 1-877223-3311

Misc. Help

Truckers/ Drivers

The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 15


LABOURER - PILOT TRUCK DRIVER to join crew at Holmes Building Movers, Stavely, Alberta. Applicants must have clean Class 5 licence, own transportation, be physically fit and conscientious. Send resume to fax 403-549-2191 or email: admin 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 w/valid passport and clean criminal record. 1-800-867-6233;


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Rimbey Co-op Home Centre is now accepting applications for full time positions.

YARD ATTENDANTS: - Valid, clean driver’s license - Must be customer serviceoriented, possess strong organizational skills, be selfmotivated and responsible. - Please provide driver’s abstract & criminal record check Please submit resume in person to Terry Grieman, Home Centre Manager RIMBEY CO-OP

Truckers/ Drivers


TRENCHUK CATTLE CO. has positions available at their feedlot in Smoky Lake, Alberta. Labourers/ feedtruck drivers $17 $22/hour. Feedlot Manager/Class 1 truck drivers/mechanical $22 $28/hour, all depending on experience and qualifications. Housing available. Fax resume to 780-656-3962 or call William at 780-656-0052.

Business Opportunities

WELL ESTABLISHED retail clothing business in Barrhead for sale. Serious inquiries only. 780-674-2018. WELL ESTABLISHED Towing Company in Drayton Valley. 6 trucks & roadside contracts. Will sell as whole or individually. Training available. Unlimited earning potential. Must see! Phone 780-621-1622

Misc. Help

All Smiles Denture Clinic in Rimbey, requires a

DENTAL LAB TECHNICIAN experienced in denture fabrication. Permanent position. Wage $12.00 to $16.00 negotiable depending on experience.


HOME BASED BUSINESS. We need serious & motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet/phone essential. Free online training & support. Please visit


Misc. Help

ACADEMIC Express Adult Education and Training

• •



Community Support Worker program GED classes evening and days


Women in the Trades 403-340-1930

HOW can you make your phone ring & make some quick cash? Place your ad here. . .


Requirements: - Clean Driver’s Abstract - Clean Criminal Record Check - Class 3 Driver’s license (minimum)

Fulltime Administrative Assistant

- Answering phones and directing calls - Assisting Customers - Data Entry - Filing Please send your resume Attention: Sherry to fax 403.843.6505 or email:, with salary expectation. We thank all applicants in advance but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Duties include: - provide exceptional customer service - delivery of bulk fuel, - truck and site cleanliness, - truck maintenance, and - other duties as assigned.

Applicants should be:

Position offers an attractive beneďŹ ts package and Pension Plan.

- Able bodied for physical work - Reliable, Dependable

Please apply in person with a resume and Driver’s Abstract at Rimbey Coop Petroleum Dept. or Administration OfďŹ ces. Alternately, fax your application to 403.843.4242.

Duties will include all aspects of gravel crushing operations including machine servicing and gravel crushing.

Brian Godlonton Petroleum Department Manager Rimbey Co-op Ltd Rimbey, Alberta

Looking for part-time help in home care for a young man with Autism. Must enjoy walking and swimming. Government funded. Vehicle not required. Phone:


in Ponoka, has immediate opening for


Please submit resumes to 6526 - 44 Ave Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 Fax: 403-783-3011 or Email:

REQUIRED Shop Laborer Polisher Full or Part Time Crestomere area BANDIT INDUSTRIES 403-783-4284 SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: resumes_add.php


Duties will include but not be limited to:

Rimbey Co-op Petroleum Department has an opportunity for a Full-time Bulk Fuel Truck Driver/ Salesperson.

In Town of Rimbey

Email your resume to dentureclinichiring@

This is an entry level position.



Misc. Help

Fulltime Gravel Crushing Workers Home Every Night, No Night Shifts

Please send your resume Attention: Chris to fax 403.843.6505 or email: We thank all applicants in advance but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Misc. Help

MANAGEMENT POSITIONS. High Level Super A in High Level, Alberta is currently recruiting the following management team members: Produce Manager; Bakery/Deli Manager. Reporting directly to the Store Manager, the individual Managers are responsible for all aspects of managing their respective departments. Responsibilities include marketing, merchandising, controlling and human resource management. Applicants should possess previous experience working in a retail food store, combined with exceptional skills in managing people and obtaining bottom line results. The successful candidate must have completed Grade 12 (or equivalent) and be able to provide a clean security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations, please forward your resume, stating your salary expectations, in confidence to: Human Resources Advisor, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email:

Employment Training


YOUR NEW CAREER is as close as your computer. Online Active Aging Fitness Practitioner Certificate. Work with older adult fitness programs, coach master athletes. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta. 1-888-539-4774;

Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311

Business Services #1000 - #1430


Employment Training




Licensed Mobile Mobile Butchering Licensed Butchering Custom Cutting Cutting &&Wrapping Custom Wrapping Beef,Pork Pork and Beef, andWild WildGame Game

Paul Taylor

miles EE & & 1.5 1.5 22 miles miles N of Hoadley AB.

843-4383 Caregivers


PRIVATE DAY HOME With space available for 2 children age 3 & under in Ponoka. Phone 587-729-0068



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

Legal Services


CRIMINAL RECORD? Have it removed. Canada’s premier record removal provider since 1989. BBB A+ rating. Confidential, fast & affordable. Free information booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366);

HOW can you make your phone ring and make some quick cash? Place your ad here . . . Phone 1-877-223-3311


Legal Services

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


Misc. Services

Rimbey Towing


Earl Repas Owner

NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

Painters/ Decorators


RALPH’S PAINTING “When Ralph’s Done Brushing You Don’t Feel Rolled� Journey man painter, serving the area for 25 years

403-843-4172 Personal Services


DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). TRUE PSYCHICS! 4 Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486;


Pet Services


a div. of Kokotilo Holdings Inc. Funded in part by the Government of Canada.




Misc. Services


Misc. Services


RURAL WATER TREATMENT (Province Wide) Tell them Danny Hooper sent you



  ")')2/.  View our 29 patented and patent pending inventions online at

MacDonald Old Kennels Animal services for Ponoka County

Dog Shelter Boarding Dogs for adoption Dogs to surrender click courtesy adoptions

Phone (403) 783-7447 Septic Service


SilverBelt Septic Service for your septic tank service & port-a-potti rentals Home 403-843-2840 Cell 403-704-5224

16 The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013



Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990



7TH ANNUAL COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW, March 15 - 17/13, Red Deer Westerner Park. Featuring Big Schwag & indoor car show! Exhibitor space available. Consign your car; estate today. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102;

RITCHIE BROS UNRESERVED AUCTION. Edmonton, March 7. Two Parcels of Farmland located at Grassland, Alberta. For more info contact John Kiszka, 780-689-3076 or visit:

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

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;

Resuming weekly sales Wed. Jan. 16, 2012 @ 6 pm. at the Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on Hyw. 2A Items sold off the floor after Dec. 19 BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS 4625-46 Street, Lacombe, south of Tim Horton’s. We buy for cash SALES WED. @6 pm. ANTIQUE SALE 1st SUN. OF THE MONTH AT 1 P.M. 403-782-5693


Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311


Building Supplies

METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36� Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. FOR fast results: Classified Want Ads. Phone 1-877223-3311.

STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206;


Misc. for Sale

SAWMILLS from only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD; 400OT. 1-800-566-6899 ext. 400OT.


Pets & Supplies

LEARN TO TREAT and Care for Large and Small Animals. Animal Health Technology - GPRC Fairview Campus. On campus residences and farm. Fairview, Alberta. 1-888-999-7882;

Agricultural #2000 - #2290 Livestock


REGISTERED BLACK & RED ANGUS COWS. Vicwin Angus Farm, Lacombe Vic Rowley 403-318-7363


Great For covering Tables, Art Work, Clean Packing Paper, Painting, Playschool, Banners, and Lots More.


Grain, Feed Hay



SMALL SQUARE HAY BALES FOR SALE $5.00 ea. or $4.00 if over 100.

Manufactured Homes

For Rent #3000 - #3200 Houses/ Duplexes

403-843-6293 2ND CUT ALFALFA HAY FOR SALE. No rain. 403-843-6726





Country Living Bright walk-out 2 bedroom basement suite. Fully furnished. All utilities included. $1275 monthly $1275 D.D.

on fenced lot. Storage shed. $600/mth., $600 D.D.


403-704-6290 HOW can you make your phone ring and make some quick cash? Place your ad here . . . Phone 1-877-223-3311

3 BDRM. suite in Eckville 1200 sq. ft. n/s, no pets 403-843-4930 $850/mo. includes water, sewer, garbage and gas, FOR fast results: Classified $850 SD avail. immed. Want Ads. Phone 1-877- 403-845-4648 to view

ROUND hay bales, $20 $40. We deliver. Self unloading. No Sunday calls Please. 403-843-6380

3 BEDROOM HOME Available January 30, - 3 bedrooms, one bath. large yard. $750.00 per month/ $750.00 D.D. No smoking, No pets. Application req’d. Call Mary at 403-783-6609 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.


PONOKA: 2 bedroom apartment, blinds, heat, water, fridge, stove. Adult building, no children, no pets. (403)783-5434


Manufactured Homes

UNITED HOMES CANADA offering incentives for immediate commitment on TripleM Homes. Spring delivery! Starting at $89,000. New, heated display! 1-800-461-7632; www. 148 EastLake Blvd., Airdrie


* RIVERSIDE APTS. * Cottages/Resort


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


R I M B E Y 2 B D R M . PONOKA: 1 bedroom suite $750/mo,+ elec/.gas Lora (partially furnished). Rent includes all utilities, except 403-704-5992 tv & phone. Washer and dryer available. 403-783-4628


1 1/2 bath, private fenced lot, storage shed. $700/ mth., $700 D.D. In Bluffton. No dogs. References required. BOTH AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY.


** FOR RENT ** WOODRIDGE 2 bdrm. apartments $725/mo. Includes heat & water. No pets. non smokers Avail. immed. Contact Sandra Lyon at First Choice Realty (Ponoka) Ltd. 403-783-8881 PONOKA Large 2 bedroom basement suite. For quite non-smoker, working renter. No pets. Must provide good renting references. 403-704-1645

Newly renovated 1 & 2 bedroom units in Ponoka: 3724-45 Street. 403-357-0287


Real Estate #4000 - #4190

CLASSIFIED Want Ads do more things for more people than any other form of advertising. Phone 1-877223-3311

Farms/ Land

GORGEOUS LOG HOME overlooking Shuswap Lake, BC. Three balconies, panoramic views. Family home or retire on main level and rent lower walkout suite. $429,900.; 1-250-832-9170


CRESTOMERE, 80 acres rolling land, beautiful view, crop land, all revenue, off Bismark Rd. clsoe to school and store, $216,000 403-398-5357

+ A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner! CALL:

1-877-223-3311 To Place Your Ad Now!

Transportation #5000-5300

Automotive Services


GET YOUR FOOT IN THE GARAGE DOOR. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeships. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882;


RVs • Trailers • Boats • Cars • Motorbikes • Quads/ATVs • Snowmobiles • Furniture/ Household Goods




Plumbing Gasfitting Hot Water & Forced Air Heating Water Analysis & Treatment Systems

RR#1 Lockhart Road Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0

Ph: 843-7794 Cell: 704-5039

403 843 7705 403.843.7705 Located corner of Hwy 771 and Parkland Beach Road, west side of Gull Lake

403-843-2217 Office Shirley Hough


(A Division of Eskdale Holdings Ltd.)

Multiple Listing Service

Cell: 403-783-1961

BEAUTIFUL, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, bi-level home with attached garage in Rocky Mountain House. Reduced to $374,000. Septic & Holding Tanks Potable Water • Portable Toilets Oilfield • Commercial • Residential

– Eric & Amanda De Atley –


Serving the Rimbey, Eckville & Ponoka Areas

Outdoor Wood or Coal Boilers High Efficiency Wood Gasification Boilers Doug Madu 5034 45 Avenue Box 2040, (403) 843-2635 Rimbey, AB., TOC 2J0 Cell (403) 350-5901 email:

SOURCE for all your Hose and Fittings


Grand Opening Special Polar Low Temp Petroleum Hose & Green Kanaflex Vac Truck Hose


Tel. (780) 621– 0025 #1, 5606-55 Street, Drayton Valley, AB 24 hours on call services available


$28 + GST PER WEEK Reaching 5700 households per week


$28.00+ GST PER WEEK

Call Michele or Connie for more details






Standard, 6 speed, loaded, excellent condition



Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311


HAVE A GOOD USED 5.9L Dodge Ram 2500, & 6.0L Ford Diesel 2005/2006. Complete engine with all accessories available. 90 day warranty on parts. Call 780-662-4255.



REV UP YOUR ENGINE. Now gain 1st and 2nd year Apprenticeship Motorcycle Mechanic skills. GPRC Fairview campus. Hands-on training - street, off-road, dual sport bikes. Write AB MCM exams gain 320 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882;

2006 Toyota Matrix


The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 17

Public Notices

Holiday Trailers



A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner!

NOW - NEW 8 week courses covering small engine, snowmobile, quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all - fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview campus. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882;

Public Notice #6000

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


1-877-223-3311 To Place Your Ad Now!


go to:



WIN A 2013 HARLEYDAVIDSON STREET GLIDE FLHX. Only 499 tickets sold. 3 Early Bird draws. $100./ticket. June 21 draw. Grande Prairie Regional College. 1-888-999-7882;




A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner!



1-877-223-3311 To Place Your Ad Now!

OR BY CONTACTING JORDAN DAY - BY EMAIL (; BY FAX (403)314-9410; OR BY PHONE (780)643-6187.

RIMBEY BUSINESS DIRECTORY RIMBEYDENTALCARE davis & jaggi Action Autobody “artistic, trendy,fun!�

Tracy Davis 403-704-3104



ďŹ ne art photography

“We’re in the Business of Making You Look Good� 3 kms North & 3 kms East of Rimbey on Hwy #53

Owner Carey Anderson


Family Friendly Dentistry Box 1100 4905 50 St. Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Ph. (403) 843-2173 Fax: (403) 843-2607

Rimbey Implements Ltd. Janice Cameron DD Al York General Manager Cell: (403) 783-0593 5410 - 43 Street Bus: (403) 843-3700 Fax: (403) 843-3430 Rimbey, AB

Sandy McLary, CTC/ACC Certified Travel & Cruise Consultant


MOBILE - to your door GLASS SERVICE a


403-704-6615 (local call) or book online @




EARN DOLLARS FOR REFERRALS • Toll T ll Free F 11-866-984-3475 86

Specializing in custom fit, natural looking dentures!


Alder Flats • Buck Lake



18 The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013


Food Addicts program may help eliminate obsession By Treena Mielke When Liz began a 12-step program for food addicts she was 31 years old, miserable and topping the scale at 200 pounds. For the young teacher, life was a series of failed diets and stringent exercise regimes, followed by periods of self-loathing, depression and anger. That was 16 years ago, and now Liz, comfortable in her own skin, weighs 135 pounds, a weight she believes to be healthy for her five-foot-seven frame. How did she do it? It certainly wasn’t on her own, and it wasn’t because of some fad diet that promised to melt away the fat with little or no effort required. No, Liz lost her weight and gained back her sense of self and love of life almost simultaneously. And she did it through joining a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous: Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous. She pays no dues and there is no weigh-in at the meetings where she goes weekly to share experiences and gain support for her recovery. This program has worked for Liz for more than 25 years. “At that time (when I joined) I hated myself and I hated the world. I was good at blaming everybody else. It was always somebody’s else’s fault.” Liz tried to cure all of life’s problems — big and small — with food. Looking back on her life, the 47-year-old recalled as far back as she can remember, she loved food. For her, one cookie was never enough. Even in kindergarten she was overweight, and by the time

she was 12, she began to have anorexic tendencies. “I was five-feet-seven and 130 pounds but when I looked in the mirror, my eyes were broken. All I saw was this fat girl,” she said. Because she believed she was fat, she would allow herself only a piece of fruit for breakfast. Lunch also consisted of fruit. By the time she got home from school, no doubt, because of the sparse breakfast and lunch, she was starving. “I would have a piece of bread, then I couldn’t stop. I would scour the kitchen, the freezer, and just eat and eat. I liked it when no one was home and I could sneak food. I didn’t want to eat so much in front of anyone else.” At 17, Liz, who now weighed 145 pounds, became again obsessed with losing weight. She put herself on a 1,000-calorie-a-day diet, and pushed herself to run seven miles daily. She went down to around 115 pounds, but after about a year of this self-punishing ritual, she snapped. “I just couldn’t do it anymore, and I started eating again.” As a university student studying for a physical education degree, Liz exercised four hours a day, but still her weight went up to 165 pounds. “I couldn’t stop eating,” she said. She knew cookies, chocolate bars and chips were unhealthy food choices, but she couldn’t seem to stop herself from gorging on them. Finally, by chance, she heard about Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous. The program turned out to be just what she needed, and within five months, she dropped 60 pounds, a weight loss she admits was faster than is usually considered healthy. Information gained through the program helped her understand she was addicted to flour and sugar and even one bite

of a product containing either one of those ingredients would cause her eating to spiral out of control. Now, she eats sensibly, sticking to healthy meal plans, all of which are carefully weighed and measured. Her sponsor helps her determine her diet. “My own hunger gauge is broken,” she said. Liz also chooses not to drink alcohol, which she says is loaded with sugar, nor smoke cigarettes, which are addictive. “I want to live my life without any substance helping me cope.” The Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous program is designed to help men and women who are obsessed with food and their weight, and attempt several diet or food plans with no lasting success. Food addicts may eat when they are not hungry, eat in secret, steal other people’s food or hide food to be sure there is enough. Food addicts may also exercise excessively and obsessively calculate calories burned against calories eaten. They may also feel guilt or ashamed about what they’ve eaten and feel hopeless about their relationship with food. FA members range from being obese, to under eaters to those suffering from bulimia. Members include people who have weighed as little as 62 pounds, to those who have weighed more than 400 pounds, and others who were simply obsessed with food or dieting. In Rimbey, Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous meetings are held every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church at 5038 49th Avenue, Rimbey. For more information contact 403-843-4570 or check on line at fa@ All meetings are open.

Wolf Creek begins 2013 with new office and school websites Submitted Wolf Creek Public Schools has a new look for their central office and school websites. Last spring a website focus group met several times to examine many of the aspects that would define a stronger website communication tool for both the school division and the local schools. After reviewing several different possibilities and meeting with website vendors, the focus group members unanimously recommended Dreamstalk Studios as the successful vendor to work with Wolf Creek. Dreamstalk Studios was chosen by the focus group

When you need to relax, try a forest bath Studies show that walking among trees not only reduces stress but offers other unseen benefits from communing with the plants of the forest. A walk in a forest or treed area can be of great benefit if you are feeling stressed. “Shinrinyoku” in Japanese literally translated means forest bathing, and the practice has become a recognized relaxation and stress management activity in Japan. Around the world people are connected to forests or trees in one way or other. Regardless where they live, many people have a favourite forest or treed place where their minds and bodies naturally feel stress relief. Each culture in world has owns sacred forest or sacred tree of great significance. In Greek mythology, certain trees are dedicated to particular Greek Gods – oak to Zeus, olives to Athena, pine to Pan and etc. In native North American folklore, the Creator created a Sacred Tree around which the people could gather to find wisdom, security and healing power. In various holy writings, trees and plants are very often seen as manifestation of divine knowledge and renewed power. “There are several ways to feel the spirituality of trees and forests such as concentrated breathing, contemplation, silence and just time spent in a forested area. After stumbling across a

short article in a yoga magazine regarding forest bathing, I knew I had to investigate further,” says Carmon Frick, woodlot owner, outdoor enthusiast and owner of Sprouts Greenhouse. Dr. Qing Li in Tokyo, who is currently the president of the Japanese Society of Forest Medicine, has conducted a number of experiments to measure the effects of being immersed in nature and amongst trees on mood, stress level and the immune system. These studies indicate a decrease in anxiety, anger and depression, and also an increase in the overall vigor of the participants. “One of the most interesting facts I found while investigating the various studies that were conducted, is the benefits that quality time among the trees has on the immune system,” says Frick. “Trees and many other plants emit something called phytoncides that work by defending against various bacteria, fungi and insects. The word phytoncide was actually coined in 1937 by Dr. Boris P. Tokin (1900-1984), a Russian biochemist from Leningrad University. Studies also show that air containing phytoncides, wood essential oils, E-pinene and limonene, some of the antimicrobial volatile organic compounds emitted from trees, can also have a positive effect on viruses and bacteria and the

diseases that affect mankind. “More recent studies are showing a link between walking among the trees, breathing in the air, and an increase in immune function in humans. These studies also show a direct link in the increase of lymphocytes, natural killer cells and intracellular anti-cancer proteins in those who walked amongst the trees for just two to three days in a row as compared with levels before the walks and also compared with those who did not participate in the walk. They also found that these positive effects remained in the body up to seven days after the forest walks.” Forest bathing can be done anywhere that there are a few acres of trees with a decent canopy. Of course, larger treed areas offer longer walks in among the trees. It may be that people are starting to realize that there is more in a forest than just trees. Perhaps it’s time to get the family outdoors, take a walk and just enjoy all of the sights, sounds and smells among the trees. Alberta has a very active natural woodlots and agroforestry industry, and this is another example of how beneficial Alberta’s trees and forests are. For more information on Alberta’s agroforestry industry, visit the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society website:

for their forward approach to website design, their strong inter-personal skills in responding to needs and their ability to meet the desired outcomes outlined by the focus group. “The ongoing support and positive working relationship that Dreamstalk staff brings to our working relationship has been evident right from the start. The focus group characterized Dreamstalk’s business approach as being collaborative and consultative to meeting the ongoing digital communication needs of our schools,” said Mark McWhinnie assistant superintendent (technology) for Wolf Creek Public Schools. The new websites are mobilefriendly and will provide quick information updates, access to new 21st century communication tools and enhanced features that make the websites visually appealing and informative. This will be accomplished with greater ease of use by each of the local school and department webmasters along with ongoing accessible support by Dreamstalk Studios. Wolf Creek Public Schools is one of the first school divisions to launch with ‘Breeze 5’, a new web-based technology that allows immense flexibility and support. Staff from across Wolf Creek Public Schools were part of several short training events provided by Dreamstalk with more of these events being planned in the future. The new look begins with the division office website and eight schoolbased websites. Continuing throughout January, all remaining school sites will be updated with a new look as consultation and revisions take place with each school. The new websites can be accessed and viewed from visiting


The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 19


as low as


0 72




purchase financing

for up to

109 0 $ 18,999 ††


218 0 ±


Recycle Your Ride and get up to months

Your first

payments are on us.

2013 FOCUS





For 72 months with $2,000 down or equivalent trade.

or cash purchase for only


lease for only




For 48 months with $1,500 down or equivalent trade.

Offers include $500 manufacturer rebate and $1,650 freight and air tax.


towards most new models. Super Duty amount shown.

3 000 ▼


3 bi-weekly

on most new 2013 models



$ up to

on most 2013 models

on most new 2013 models. F-150 Super Cab or Super Crew with 5.0L engine amount shown.

in manufacturer rebates

2013 F-150


7 500

215 4.99 $ 31,499 ††


449 3.99 ±







5.5L/100km 51MPG HWY*** 7.8L/100km 36MPG CITY *** 10.6L/100km 27MPG HWY*** 15.0L/100km 19MPG CITY *** 6.0L/100km 47MPG HWY*** 9.1L/100km 31MPG CITY ***

Bi-Weekly purchase financing Bi-Weekly purchase financing Bi-Weekly purchase financing




For 72 months with $2,500 down or equivalent trade.

or cash purchase for only

or cash purchase for only



174 1.49% $ 27,999

lease for only


For 48 months with $2,400 down or equivalent trade.


Offers include $7,500 manufacturer rebate and $1,700 freight and air tax. ††

For 72 months with $2,000 down or equivalent trade.




Eligible Costco members receive an additional


lease for only


329 1.49% ±

For 48 months with $1,850 down or equivalent trade.



Offers include $1,650 freight and air tax.


1000 ▲

on most new 2013 models


ends January 31st

Get a vehicle you’ll be happy with today. Only at your Alberta Ford Store.

WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ◆Offer valid from January 15, 2013 to February 28, 2013 (the “Offer Period”). “First Three Bi-Weekly Payments on Us” (the “Offer”) applies up to a total maximum amount of [$500] / [$750] / [$1,000] / [$1,750] (all three bi-weekly payments in total) (the “Maximum Amount”) per eligible 2013 [Focus (excluding ST and BEV), Fiesta] / [Fusion, Escape, Focus ST, Focus BEV, CMAX] / [Mustang, Taurus, Edge, Explorer, Flex, F-150] / [Expedition] – all Shelby GT500, F-150 Raptor, Transit Connect, F-Series Super Duty, F-650/F-750 Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”) to customers who finance or lease an Eligible Vehicle during the Offer Period through Ford Credit or the FALS program on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit Canada. For customers making monthly payments, the first three bi-weekly payment amounts will be calculated by multiplying the monthly payment by 12, dividing the resulting amount by 26, and multiplying the resulting amount by three. In most cases, the customer will be responsible for making all scheduled payments in accordance with his or her purchase or lease agreement but will receive a cheque from the dealer for an amount equivalent to the first three bi-weekly payments, including tax, up to the Maximum Amount. The means by which the Offer will be executed by dealers to customers will vary based on the type of purchase or lease agreement - see dealer for full details. Offer not available to cash purchase customers. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. This offer is not combinable with any CFIP, CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental incentives. †Until February 28, 2013, receive as low as 0% APR purchase financing on new 2013 Ford [Fusion (excluding Hybrid, HEV, PHEV)]/ [Taurus (excluding SE), Edge (excluding SE), Escape (excluding S)]/[Focus (excluding S, ST and BEV), Fiesta (excluding S)], models for a maximum of [48]/ [60]/ [72] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 48/ 60/ 72 months, monthly payment is $625.00/ $500.00/ $416.67, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000. Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. ‡Until February 28, 2013, receive $500/ $1,000/ $2,000/ $2,500/ $3,500/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/$7,500 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2013 Focus (excluding S, ST, BEC), Fiesta, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader)/ Focus S, Mustang V6 Coupe, Taurus SE, Edge FWD (excluding SE), E-Series/ Transit Connect (excluding electric), F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs / Mustang V6 Premium/ Mustang GT/ F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/ F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non 5.0L /F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L/F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel engine/ F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, Transit Connect EV and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $18,999/$27,999/$31,499. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$7,500 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ††Until February 28, 2013, receive 0%/1.49%/4.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $236/$378/$467 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $109/$174/$215 with a down payment of $2,000/$2,000/$2,500 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0/$1,195.60/$4,617.26 or APR of 0%/1.49%/4.99% and total to be repaid is $16,999/$27,194.60/$33,616.26. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$7,500 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ±Until February 28, 2013, lease a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine and get 0%/1.49%/3.99% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $18,999/$27,999/$31,499 at 0%/1.49%/3.99% LAPR for up to 48 months with $1,500/$1,850/$2,400 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $218/$329/$449, total lease obligation is $11,964/$17,642/$23,952 and optional buyout is $7,030/$11,480/$10,710. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$7,500. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 80,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ▼Program in effect from January 15, 2013 to April 1, 2013 (the “Program Period”). To qualify, customer must turn in a 2006 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012 or 2013 Ford [C-Max, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, BOSS 302, Transit Connect EV, Medium Truck, Value Leader and Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a) sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable only to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, Commercial Connection or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Customers eligible for CFIP are not eligible for this offer. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Fusion HEV & Energi, C-Max, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Escape FWD 1.6L GTDI I4 EcoBoost 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.1L/100km (31MPG) City, 6.0L/100km (47MPG) Hwy] / 2013 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic transmission: [15.0L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.6L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. **When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost 4x2 and 4x4 and 6.2L 2 valve V8 4x2 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 competitors. ‡‡Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 comparable competitor engines. ©2013 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

20 The Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013 COMMUNITY

Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription

Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013  

January 22, 2013 edition of the Rimbey Review

Rimbey Review, January 22, 2013  

January 22, 2013 edition of the Rimbey Review