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Renal dialysis group waits for response from inquiry By Treena Mielke A Rimbey group has taken their concerns about rural patients who travel for dialysis in front of a formal inquiry, but so far no word has been received regarding their case. The Renal Dialysis Rimbey Support Group presented a written submission pleading their cause to Justice John Z. Vertes at the Alberta Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry, in Calgary Feb. 27. Hours before the group was ready to go to Calgary, they heard from a representative from the inquiry telling them they could sub-

mit a written report and they didn’t need to attend. They decided to go anyway. “We received a phone call telling us it wouldn’t be necessary to come down but we had already made arrangements and so we went anyway and presented our submission,” said group spokesperson, Irene KurtaLovell. The group hasn’t heard back since the submission was presented. However, KurtaLovell is pleased they were allowed to submit their concerns. “We were extremely fortunate to be part

of the inquiry. We managed to slide in there through a tiny crack in the door. We will just have to wait and see what happens.” Kurta-Lovell also gave credit to John Church, a political science professor at the University of Alberta who helped them formulate their written submission. In their submission, the Rimbey group gave reasons why dialysis patients should have the option of being treated in Rimbey. Travelling to Red Deer for treatment is costly, time-consuming and even dangerous for rural patients, they said. In their report the Rimbey group said pa-

tient costs including meals, gasoline, parking fees and vehicle maintenance totaled more than $10,500 yearly for residents in the Rimbey area compared to under $2,000 for urban patients. The time for rural patients to receive a dialysis treatment is 10 hours compared to six hours for an urban patient, their submission stated. The report states collision rates for the road travelled by Rimbey and area dialysis patients are 60 per cent higher than the provincial average. Continued on Page 3

Monkey business: Sam Swanson, seven, Ainsley Dansen, eight and Caydi Kuzio, seven, enjoy some upside down fun on the monkey bars at Rimbey Elementary School. A fundraiser for a new playground will be held at Rimbey Community Centre, March 15. Treena Mielke Photo

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Taster: Colby Dean, eight, takes a bite of a recently purchased cookie at a bake sale put on by Rimbey Elementary School students to raise money to build a well in Atar, Sudan. The students raised more than $700 in the two-day bake sale. Treena Mielke Photo

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Continued from page 1 In its submission, the Rimbey and Area Renal Dialysis Group recommended Alberta Health Services and the Northern Alberta Renal Program (NARP) establish strategies to address the needs of rural dialysis patients in Rimbey and other rural communities in Alberta. The group recommends AHS and NARP provide easy access to information about decisions regarding dialysis services. Deanna Paulson, executive director for NARP and transplant services, responded to the Renal Dialysis Rimbey Support Group with her own submission. In her submission, addressed to the attention of Justice Vertes, she stated dialysis stations in the Red Deer area are not being used to capacity. In Red Deer, 120 dialysis units are available but are being used by only 113 patients. In Wetaskiwin 47 patients are using the dialysis stations and 72 are available. Out of 36 stations available in Rocky Mountain House, 18 are being used and in Stettler only 11 patients are using the stations, although 36 are available. There are 1,122 northern Alberta renal patients receiving dialysis treatment from Red Deer north; 888 receive dialysis at a dialysis unit and 234 are on home hemodialysis therapy. Of these patients, 643 are from urban centres and 245 are from rural Alberta. In her report, Paulson said renal dialysis is a low-volume, high-cost treatment. The criteria used to establish hemodialysis services in a community includes a minimum of six patients with the standard staffing ratio one caregiver to three hemodialysis patients in satellite units. For NARP, the area for a satellite unit to be set up needs to be farther than 150 kilometres and in SARP 100 kilometres to the nearest dialysis unit is the deciding distance.

set up and Bluffton West 4-H Club will By Treena Mielke Cirque De Rimbey, a fundraiser volunteer throughout the evening to for the elementary school playground, help wherever they can. Cirque De Rimbey is one of many promises to provide the whole family fundraisers held in the last few years to with a great evening filled with an inraise funds for the playground. credible mix of drama, dance, music, “The playground’s total cost for gymnastics and just plain fun. The show, to be held at Rimbey materials and set up is $128,000,” said Community Centre March 15 begin- Eadie. “We are about $10,000 short ning at 7 p.m. will feature local talent of reaching our goal which is half of and guest performances including the the cost, as the government will match amazing Acronaires, a performance- the other half. We are hoping this funbased acrobatics team from Canadian draiser will bring in the last $10,000 that we need.” University College in Lacombe. Rimbey Elementary School drama teacher TH Rolanda Eadie said there will be about 25 acts during the evening including performances by Rimbey gymnasts, Amazing prizes to be awarded for best costume, most money and drama and dance raised and top online funds raised! numbers from Rimbey Plus many more great prizes to be awarded hourly throughout the event!!! and area performers. “The majority (of • Heritage Park Passes • Callaway Park Passes the performers) will be • Edmonton International Raceway Passes • Ponoka Stampede Tickets • Best Western Pool Party Certificate • Rabbit Hill Ski Resort Passes local talent; amazing • Collector Model Car - Rimbey Heating • Telus World of Science Passes talent that we have right • Travel Certificates for 2 - Edmonton • Heritage Park Passes here in Rimbey,” she to Jasper on Via Rail • Country Acre Stables Passes said. • And 40+ more prizes The evening is also We still have room for bowling teams!! ms!! !! Put a team tea to include a silent auctogether with family, friends or co-workers. tion. A painting donated Call 403-843-1066 to sign up your team or visit by the Rimbey Art Club www.rimbeybbbs.kintera.org to register a team, will be auctioned as well or make a donation online! as theme baskets put together by students and staff. The staff baskets will promote literacy and family time. A concession will be

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In 2013, five hemodialysis patients live in Rimbey and surrounding area. Two of these patients live in Rimbey and dialyze in Red Deer, a distance of 66 kilometres. One patient lives in Bentley and dialyzes in Red Deer, which is 42 kilometres away. The Winfield resident dialyzes in Drayton Valley which is 68 kilometres away. A Bluffton resident dialyzes at home, which is another option provided by NARP. A six-week training program is offered in Edmonton for those who wish to go with this option. A dialysis bus service was established in 2008 and two buses have been equipped with five dialysis stations. One bus travels with staff from Edmonton to Hinton, and Edmonton to Whitecourt on alternating days. The second bus was permanently parked in Lac La Biche in the summer of 2012. However, the longevity of the buses has not lived up to expectations and it has proved to be the most expensive mode of dialysis delivery. In her report, Paulson said the number of Albertans diagnosed each year with end stage renal disease (ESRD) has not changed significantly over the last decade (504 in 2001 and 506 in 2010) but the death rate has decreased significantly. In 2010, Alberta had 3,895 people living with ESRD, compared to 2,524 in 2001. A provincial review of renal services, expected to be completed by June, is underway, Paulson said. This external review is to assist AHS with planning the best patient care for renal patients with the resources available.

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Pictures tell stories A picture is worth a thousand words. Or so they say. Sometimes, I think it is worth a lot more. I was fortunate enough to be privy to a photograph contest going on at Alder Flats Elementary School the other day and I do beTreena Mielke lieve those pictures were On The Other Side priceless. Perhaps it was the story behind the picture that was so priceless. I mean the teacher who dyed her hair pink to get more kids to submit their work and the judge who wrote a nice comment on each and every picture probably didn’t get a red ribbon, but they should. And the photographers themselves. They were good. Really good. Their pictures did what they were supposed to. They told a story. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the pictures. I thought I might pick up some tips, learn a few things, and, if I was lucky enough, see the world, if only for a short time, through the eyes of a child. And I did. I checked them all out, pictures of buildings and sunsets and waterfalls. Pictures of puppies and babies and daredevil cowboys. Action pictures. Still shots. Creative pictures and pictures that made you smile. I marvelled at the one with the elk horns lying in the snow. The picture had it all. Simplicity, contrast and good composition. And when you looked at it, you wondered about the story behind the picture. Who shot that elk? Was it a girl or a guy? Where was it taken? And were they going to eventually mount those horns somewhere in a trophy room, or simply eventually discard them? And then there was the picture of the sleeping baby. The photographer had obviously gotten close up and personal and the sweet infant never even opened his eyes. I think the baby was a boy, because of the soft pale blue blanket he (or she) was snuggly wrapped in. I wonder if it was a big brother or sister who took the liberty of snapping the shot. I wonder if the baby is one of two or three or maybe even four siblings. I wonder what his name is. I snap a few pictures of the pictures, and write enough words in my somewhat tattered notebook to fill up the very last page and then I wandered up and down the halls, looking again at the proud and perfect display of pictures. Finally I begin the drive back to work, pondering the morning’s assignment and thinking nice thoughts about the weather. I took a black and white picture a long, long time ago. It was of a girl standing by a river, still crusted over with snow, with only a little bit of dark, angry water showing through the cracks. The girl is wearing blue jeans and a plaid shirt and her curly hair is done up in pigtails. The photographer had tilted the camera slightly so the picture is not exactly straight and the little girl looks like she is slightly on an angle, even as she smiles patiently at the photographer. The picture still sits on my dresser, even though the glass frame is cracked and it is kind of dusty. One day when I was holding my youngest grandchild on my knee, I showed him the picture. This picture is worth more than a thousand words,” I begin. He squirms on my knee, but I keep on talking, brushing away the dust from the glass with my fingers. “This is your mom. I took this picture, rolled the film, and developed it. I did it all and then I put it in this frame.” “Grandma,” he said. “Can I have another cookie?” And that was the end of that story!

Venezuela after Hugo Chavez “The graveyards are full of indispensable men,” said Georges Clemenceau, prime minster of France during the First World War, and promptly died to prove his point. He was duly replaced, and France was just fine without him. Same goes for Hugo Chavez and Venezuela. ‘Comandante Presidente’ Chavez’s death March 5 came as no surprise. He was clearly coming home to die when he returned from his last bout of surgery in Cuba in December and since then everybody in politics in Venezuela has been pondering their post-Chavez strategies. But none of them really knows what will happen in the election that will be held by the end of April, let alone what happens afterward. Venezuela never stopped being a democracy despite 14 years of Chavez’s rule. He was elected president four times, the first three with increasing majorities, but the last time, in 2012, he fell back sharply, only defeating his rival by 54 per cent to 44. That is not a wide enough margin to guarantee that his appointed successor, Nicolas Maduro, will win the next election. If his United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) were to lose that election, it would not be a tragedy. Chavez was an unnecessarily polarizing politician and a truly awful administrator but he has actually achieved what he went into politics for. Twenty years ago Venezuelan politics was a corrupt game fought out between two factions of a narrow elite. Now the task of using the country’s oil wealth to improve the lives of the poor majority is central to all political debate in the country. In last year’s election, the Venezuelan opposition parties united behind a presidential candidate, Enrique Capriles, whose political platform was basically ‘Chavismo’ without the demagoguery. In previous elections, the opposition had railed against Chavez’s ‘socialism,’ and lost by a wide

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margin. Capriles promised to retain most of Chavez’s social welfare policies and lost very narrowly. Venezuela today has the fairest distribution of wealth in the Americas, with the obvious exception of Canada. Venezuela’s ‘Gini co-efficient,’ which measures the wealth gap between the rich and the poor, is 0.39, whereas the United States is 0.45 and Brazil, even after 10 years of reforming left-wing governments, is still 0.52. (A lower score means less inequality of income. Canada’s score, for the record, is 0.32.) For all of Chavez’s ranting about class struggle and his admiration for Cuba’s Fidel Castro, this was not achieved in Venezuela by taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor. It was accomplished by spending the oil revenue differently. He changed the political psychology of the country, and it now has the potential to be a Saudi Arabia with democracy. That is not a bad thing to be, and the Venezuelan opposition has finally grasped that fact. It remains for Chavez’s own party to understand that it has actually won the war. A spell in opposition might help it to come to terms with its proper role in the new Venezuelan political consensus: no longer an embattled ‘revolutionary’ movement, but the more radical alternative in a more or less egalitarian democracy. This will be hard for the PSUV to do, because the people around Chavez are still addicted to the rhetoric of ‘struggle’ against the forces of evil that they see on every side. But the journey has begun, and it will probably get there in the end. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.


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Dead premier walking? The Alberta chatterati – the chatterers about Alberta and politics – are Stephen Murgatroyd convinced that: Guest Columnist 1) Premier Alison Redford is a dead Troy Media premier walking. She has lost the confidence of caucus, the story goes, and is in the death throes of her ad- signs that she has moved to the right.. I doubt, however, this is about ministration. positioning her for her conservative 2) To position herself for a gracefuture. It just reflects the paucity of ful exit, she is moving to the right to imagination in her caucus, the lack of establish her national credentials as sophistication in their understanding a fiscal and real conservative rather than the liberal lawyer with a funny of politics, power and economics, and their lack of vision. hair do. If she is gone as premier by this 3) Doug Horner has been anointed her natural heir and successor, hav- time next year — a confident preing secured the backing of the mon- diction of the chatterati — then she ied elite in Calgary and the support of will not be eligible as a national conservative leader until after a sigcaucus. That, at least, is the story. Whether nificant period of detoxification and we believe any of it is another ques- rehabilitation. When Stephen Harper tion, but there is good evidence that steps down as prime minister (something he shows no signs of doing), a key elements have some credibility. First, the premier has never been premier of Alberta who lived a brief able to manage her caucus and is life in power will not be an attractive clearly not a streetwise politician. proposition. As for Horner, he is clearly seen Smart, highly articulate, intelligent by many to be running the governand capable, she has never endeared herself to the rural-dominated, pre- ment in all but name right now. dominantly male caucus. She does Whether he can secure the leadership not come from the same place, is “too after the demise of the premier we clever for her own high heels” and is will have to wait and see. But we can be sure of a fight. Ted Morton is alive not one to suffer fools gladly. This latter accusation is serious and well and starting to appear on because there are several real fools in screen and stage. Others who left the caucus and some in cabinet. Her own party stand by to return as well, once staff, as is shown by some key resig- the Redford regime enters history. It nations, has also found her brittle and will not be a cake walk. One reason for Redford’s nearawkward. It is a shame — she is by far the smartest premier since Peter ing-death experience is the presence Lougheed and has an ability to see of Danielle Smith. The Wild Rose beyond the current game and take a leader must think she has died and long view. But if she can’t bring her gone to heaven. She watches the own team with her, she is toast. The Progressive (sic) Conservative party first rule of leadership is to have peo- implode in front of her eyes, simply ple following you. If they are not, de draws attention to their failures, and smiles. Her loss at the last election facto, you are no longer the leader. The second element of the story enabled her to regroup and refocus in — that she is moving to the right — is a way that positions her as Redford’s clearly the case. Key election prom- natural successor. ises lay in tatters, her fiscal position Assuming she can detox her parrules out new revenues and her solu- ty of the wild elements and make it tion to the province’s budget chal- more rose-like, she will more likely lenge is austerity — a failed policy win than lose. of the right the globe over. Rather than seeking to stimulate growth and increase revenues, she has fallen for the right-wing agenda and is about to announce a mini-Klein agenda. Whether this is to boost her future position as a national conFriday, March 15, 2013 servative or not, she is moving away from the Rimbey Community Centre more liberal premier who stood for election Music, drama, just a few months ago. Fighting with doctors gymnastics and dance. and teachers, cutting or All proceeds toward Rimbey freezing budgets, cutting school budgets, Elementary school playground giving up on flagship educational programs Admission at door: and sending in the $10 per adult deputy premier to ratio$5 per child • $25 per family nalize post-secondary Doors open at 6:15 pm education (a system which Horner made less Performances 7:00-9:00 pm comprehensible) are all

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Real Estate (For more information, call Moore’s Agri-Trade Ltd at 780-388-3759) SE 28-43-3-W5 - Check out these 152.38 productive rolling acres if you are looking to add to your present farming operation or for a spot in the country to build your walkout home. Tractors, Skid Steer, Track Hoe, Caterpillar & Scraper: IHC Feeding & Livestock Equipment: NH 190T/A Manure Spreader 1466 2WD Tractor • White 4-210 FWD Tractor • White 4-150 FWD • Don Laing Post Pounder • HI-Qual Tub & Alley System • HI-Qual Tractor • Steiger Cougar 2 FWD Tractor • MF 1805 FWD (needs Squeeze • Hi-Qual Palpation Cage • Real Industries Tub & Alley rebuilding) • JD 4020 Ldr Tractor • JD 4010 Ldr Tractor • JD 3010 System • Real Industries Squeeze & Palpation Cage • Hi-Hog Calf Ldr Tractor • Case 830 2WD Tractor • NH LS 160 Skid Steer • JD 790 Tipping Table • Gehl Bunk Feeder Wagon • MF 15 Mix Mill • Jiffy Track Excavator • D8 14A Cat Cable Dozer • Cable Scraper • IHC Truck Mount Bale Unroller • Jiffy Grain Feeder • NH 3 PT bale 1586 2WD Tractor • TW5 Ford MFWD Loader tractor • TW5 Ford Unroller 2WD Tractor • AC 7060 2WD Tractor Recreational, Yard, 3 PT Equipment & Mowers: 3 Pt Post Combines & Swathers: L2 Gleaner Combine • L Gleaner Hole Auger • JD 205 3 PT Mower • Bush Hog 5’ PT Mower • Custom Combine • JD 6601 Pt Combine • TR 85 Combine (parts) • MF 510 Built Log Splitter • Leon 8’ 3 pt Blade • Honda 185 Trike (parts) • Combine (parts) • Versatile 14 ’ 400 Swather • Versatile 14 ’ 400 Honda 200 Trike (parts) • 2006 Jianshe 2WD Quad • 1989 Yamaha Swather • IHC 210 Swather • International 75 PT Swather 2WD Quad Tillage, Seeding & Field Equipment: Case 700 6 btm Plow • Travel & Stock Trailers: 1990 Travelong 24’ T/A G/N Stock Trailer White 256 20 ’ Disc • AC 2300 21’ Disc • Kellough Built 14’ Heavy • 1998 Southland Bumper 13’ Stock Trailer • 1991 Travel-Mate 21’ Offset Disc • (30) New Kellough Disc Blades • IHC 46 10’ Disc • JD G/N Holiday Trailer • Scamper 12’ Holiday Trailer 1 btm Breaking Plow • JD 100 14’ Chisel Plow • MF 24’ Chisel Plow Trucks & Vehicles: 1998 Dodge 4x4 Dually • 1982 Western Star • Case 27’ Chisel Plow • Degelman 14’ Rock Rake • IHC 510 Seed T/A Grain Truck • 1979 Western Star T/A Tractor • 1978 Chev S/A 3 Drill • IHC 28’ 620 Press Drill • JD BA Seed Drill • Farm King 50’ Ton Tractor • 1982 GMC 3 Ton Grain Truck • 1982 C700 S/A Grain Harrow Bar Truck • 2001 Ford F250 SC 4x4 Pickup • 1992 Chev 1500 Extended Grain Bins, Grain & Augers: Barley +/- 3500 bu • (7) Westeel 5 Cab 4x4 Pickup • 1994 Chev 2WD Pickup • 1994 Ford F250 Ext Cab Ring Bins • Wheat +/- 400 bu • Oats +/- 400 bu • (1) Twister 4 Ring 2WD Pickup Bins • Allied 8x45’ Auger • Allied 6x30’ Auger • Versatile 8x45’ pto Saw Mill: 671 Detroit Stationary Eng • 48” Saw Mill & Carriage Grain Auger • End Gate Drill Fill + A Large Quantity of Farm Equipment, Vehicles and Haying & Silage Equipment: Hay Line H-2190 Bale Wagon • NH Equipment for Parts as well as a Large Quantity of 492 9’ Haybine • NH 492 9’ Haybine • OMC 235 12’ Hydra Swing Miscellaneous and Scrap Iron. Haybine • NH 664 Round Baler • Nh 660 Round baler • Tri-Haul 29 Ft Bale Rack • MF 124 Square Baler • NH 900 Forage Harvester • Real Estate Sells @ 1:00 PM Gehl 9000 High Dump • JD 851 Side Delivery Rake

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out against firemen acting as first responders in injury accidents He said the number of calls have slowed down in the last few months. “It’s kind of cut back since I put up such a fuss,” he said. “But we still go. We kind of have to. We want to help out and do what we can.” Speaking out is the only way to get the government’s attention, he said. “They will just keep dumping off the responsibilities.” However, Paul Kennedy, director of operations for Associated Ambulance, agrees the Red Deer dispatch centre has done a good job, but he is in favour of provincially consolidated dispatch centres. “By having consolidated dispatch centres in the province every dispatch centre can see where every ambulance is, therefore getting the closest available unit to respond to all calls,” he said. “It is the best way to go — dispatch consolidation,” he said. “It is the best use of all available resources within the province.” He said because Red Deer dispatch centre takes calls for Sylvan Lake and Rimbey ambulances (both owned by Associated Ambulance), no one else can see where they are on the screen. “If an Edmonton unit is in Rimbey and a call comes in, that unit can take the call. The whole key is to get an ambulance on call as quickly as possible. Right now it is a piecemeal way of doing it. Centralizing dispatch will make it easier and will be a more efficient way to track ambulances across the province.” A recommendation to proceed with the province’s plan to consolidate all ambulance dispatch centres into Edmonton, Calgary and, perhaps, a northern site has been included in a report recently released by the Health Quality Council of Alberta.

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Resident charged with drug possession by Rimbey Mounties Last week, the Rimbey RCMP  responded to  47 calls for service. Complaints ranged from domestic violence, drugs, motor vehicle collisions to frauds. Revolving jail door On March 1, immediately following court, a man was bailed out of jail only to find himself in trouble and back in jail within hours of his initial release. The accused is being  held awaiting his next court date to face additional criminal charges for breaching his court order. Resident charged with coke possession Rimbey Mounties charged a 22-year-old Rimbey resident, with possession of cocaine. The accused is well known to the police. Your local RCMP members are working diligently to reduce the number of illegal drugs in the community.  County property vandalized More shenanigans went on in the county where mailboxes were vandalized on Range Road 22 and a house was egged in Rimbey. No one has yet been charged in either case. Officers are still trying to figure out if egging a house constitutes harming an animal or if that would be premature. Abusive boyfriend charged Police charged a 24-year-old man

who  verbally threatened to harm his girlfriend. Buckle up Officers issued a large number of seatbelt tickets over the week. As part of a traffic safety plan, to reduce the number of injury collisions, Rimbey RCMP  will continue to enforce traffic offences, including failing to wear a seatbelt.   Best wishes for departing RCMP clerk Rimbey detachment would like to thank our municipal employee Janice Bourque for her hard work and dedication. Janice served the last two years as a clerk and was the Victim Service Unit co-ordinator prior to that. Best wishes Janice in all your future endeavors, which no doubt involves a beach, golfing and lots of sun tanning! Sign up to join crime watch Police continue to work hard to solve crimes and to keep our community safe. You can help too. If you are interested in joining either the Rimbey and District Rural Crime Watch Association or the Gull Lake North Citizens on Patrol, please contact the detachment for more information. These valuable organizations have great members and meet monthly to discuss current crime trends, crime prevention strategies and just have

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War against smoking points to organized crime Dear Editor: The war against smoking has nothing to do with health and everything to do with organized crime. Last November, the National Post reported that there are 55 illegal cigarette factories on Indian reservations in Ontario and Quebec, with another 10 on reserves across the border in New York state. The same article said native gangs have gotten as high as 30 per cent of the cigarette market. I estimate this to be a $14 billion a year cashtransfer from honest business and government revenue to criminal syndicates. These figures do not include counterfeit cigarettes imported by the Chinese triads, or ordinary cigarettes smuggled in by other gangs. This is Prohibition, all over again. A legal product has been tabooed to funnel fortunes to the lawless. In spite of clichés to the contrary, gang members aren’t spending those billions in the bar.

Like drug money, the funds are laundered through banks and re-invested in the legal economy, giving criminals more and more influence over our economic stability and jobs. That they were able to get anti-tobacco legislation passed across the West at the same time shows the power they had even before the price of cigarettes was raised. That increasing pressure against tobacco has been exerted for decades demonstrates that organized crime gangs, like the banks that launder the money, engage in long-term planning. They have lots of money to influence politicians — and others, too. When religion is used to justify anti-tobacco legislation, this only shows how completely the influence of organized crime extends. Tobacco taxes are often called “sin taxes,” yet there is not one word in the Bible defining tobacco use as a sin. Therefore, in God’s eyes, we are free to use it. Ironically, sin is an old-fashioned word for crime. The meaning of the word has been changed, to put

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criminals in charge of our lives. When the cost of tobacco doubled, I contacted every political party in Alberta. Not one would take my side. That is also a crime, because at least 27 per cent of Albertans now have absolutely no democratic representation at all. Even Stalin and Hitler allowed people to smoke. Ironically, every country outside “the free world” still does. Governments don’t care, because the money they lose to criminals is made up for by the increased prices law abiding smokers pay to stand outside in the cold. Such disregard for the Golden Rule is clearly condemned as sin by the Almighty, who tells corrupt leaders in Ezekiel 13.22: ‘’You grieved the right-hearted by falsehood, when I had not made them sad and encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way of life.” But governments and the crooks who bribe them have no use for the Golden

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Rule. They know both smokers and non-smokers often have strong opinions about smoking. They also know they are ruining our lives. To deflect blame from themselves, they start a fight between smokers and nonsmokers. They want us all to have somebody closer to home to hate — as they and their friends rip us off. Crooks know everybody needs a little break from time to time so the price of smokes is raised to get us to buy their contraband butts. Booze is stomped on to encourage us to buy dope, which shovels even more billions to organized crime. Worse yet, these measures pressure honest people to identify with and take the side of criminals. If we become criminals too, the criminals running society know we can’t point the finger at them. It’s time to let them down. We need a break from living in a three dimensional, organized crime world. Ralph T. Kenny

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After 16 years as owners of Ponoka/Rimbey Ford, we have decided to hand the keys over to new ownership. After careful consideration and discussion with our children Brett and Morgan in the fall of 2012, we decided to sell our businesses, Ponoka/Rimbey Ford. We would like to thank all of our customers that we have served and gotten to know over the past 16 years, many of you were not only loyal customers, but good friends! Words alone cannot express our gratitude and respect that we have for our incredible staff! All of you are like family to us and we are going to miss our “Ponoka/Rimbey Ford family”! Your hard work, commitment and dedication helped us build a successful business. We had lots of fun and laughs

together as we worked and played together; many wonderful memories have been etched in our hearts! We are SO grateful for the love and support you have shown us during our recent personal tragedy, the loss of our son Brett. Thank you to all our fellow business associates in both communities! It has truly been an honour and privilege to be business owners in such incredible communities! We will remain proud community members as we continue to reside in Ponoka County. Please help us welcome new business owners, Del and Charlene Bouck, to Ponoka/Rimbey Ford!! Sincerely, Jody and Brenda Wiese

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Sgt. Teri Matter spoke to Bentley High School students last Thursday about the benefits of continuing their education and pursuing a career through Canadian Forces.

Heather Lautenbach, Cheryl Tudhope and Cassandra Rudd, all 17, were among the Bentley students who listened to a presentation by Sgt. Teri Matter from the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre in Edmonton. Treena Mielke Photo

Bentley students hear presentation on Canadian Forces tre, she drove trucks and buses and other transport By Treena Mielke The Canadian Forces may have a few more po- vehicles. During that time she has travelled, met interesting people, and continued to grow and learn in tential recruits following a presentation at Bentley High School last Thursday. The hour-long presentation by Sgt. Teri Matter gave high school students a chance to learn more about continuing their education and pursuing a career through the Forces. Receiving free university tuition, books and academic equipment in addition to a salary with benefits which is offered through the regular force officer training plan is a definite plus to the Forces. In return for free university education, graduates are required to serve between 36 and 48 months, calculated on the basis of two months’ service for each month 9:00 am to 2:00 pm of subsidized education. For those who enroll Rimbey Community Centre in the Canadian Forces through the non-commissioned member subAdults: $8.00 sidized education plan, Children: 12 & under $6.00 college tuition, books and equipment are also 5 Years & Under: Free free, but graduates will be required to serve in the military for at least Entertainment: 32 months upon com* ‘Oopsy Daisy’ the Clown 9:30 - 12:30 pleted the program. Matter, who joined * Crestomere Cowboys the Forces at the age of * Nels & Laura Grinde 24, has enjoyed a long and successful career. * Picture Slide Show She now works out of “50 Years Lions Pancake Day” the recruitment centre in Edmonton and travels to schools and post secondAdmissions is a Donation ary institutions to speak to the Rimbey Lions Projects to students. Prior to working out of the recruitment cen-

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her career. She met her husband while stationed in Comox, B.C. “I have enjoyed my own career so

much,” she said. “I have met a lot of people and had a lot of fun.” Continued on page 25

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TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE COMEDY NIGHT FUNDRAISER HELD ON JAN 26, 2013 THE GENEROUS DONATIONS RECEIVED FOR OUR SILENT & LIVE AUCTIONS, FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, TO EVERYONE WHO WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE EVENT AND TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS, YOUR SUPPORT IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATIED! THE SOURCE CRYSTAL MACMILLION (AVON) MEYERS NORRIS PENNY KIM BROWN (TUPPERWARE) RIMBEY CO-OP BEAGLE SIMMENTALS DMT MY SPECIAL TEAS JEFF COLLINS (COLDWELL BANKER) MARSHA ANNETT (GOLD CANYON) HOME HARDWARE THE VAULT LAZER ENERGY WHITGAN CREATIONS & GIFTS HAPPY VALLEY SIDE STREET LIQUOR STORE RIMBEY VALUE DRUG MART SCRATCHIN’ THE SURFACE STATIONERY STORIES & SOUNDS MICHAEL’S STUDIO GAME ON NATALIE EVANS (LOTS-A-KNOTS)

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NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK MARCH 14 - 20 Schoepp living dream as scholar of Nuffield Canada By Amelia Naismith With a well-devised and lofty plan, the backing of an international organization and years of experience in agriculture one woman is setting out to travel the world to improve agricultural pressures on Canadian women. After 15 years of holding out because she felt she wasn’t prepared for the opportunity, world renowned agricultural mentor Brenda Schoepp is finally living her dream as a 2012 scholar of Nuffield Canada. Nuffield Canada is an organization offering scholarships to agricultural leaders — between the ages of 25 and 45 — working to promote advancement and leadership in agriculture through international studies. Schoepp’s Nuffield project, which she began in 2012, is still heavily in the research stages. The project is working to develop a mentorship program for Canadian women in agriculture. As a scholar, Schoepp will travel extensively for the next few years — and has been travelling since last fall — looking at agricultural industries around the world, and the involvement of women. “Not just farms, but look at food production,” she explained. Schoepp is immersing herself in international agricultural farms, technology, infrastructure, policies and people. “I represent agriculture and Canada worldwide,” said Schoepp. “It’s a very big honour to be a scholar it comes with a lot of responsibility.” Schoepp is talking with women around the world to see what mentorship means to them. “I’ll present my thesis in November to Nuffield Canada.” She’ll also speak at the Australian National Nuffield Conference in Perth in September. For as many surprises Schoepp’s project is revealing, she’s finding just as many challenges for women around the world and for the project itself. “It’s proving quite challenging. Women are the major contributors of food worldwide, says Schoepp. Because of the international urbanization movement, where people are relocating from rural to urban areas, there’s even more pressure being places on women farmers. In Canada, 30 per cent of farms and ranches are owned by women, and because more and more children are moving away from family farms to find work elsewhere these women struggle to staff their operations. “It’s hard to find educated and dedicated help in a booming economy, and Canada has one of the strongest economies in the world,” said Schoepp.

Last year Schoepp travelled to India to meet with millionaire coffee plantation owners. She also got to meet their wives. “(The) role of the wives was to be beautiful, be educated and have children.” Urbanization is also affecting plantation owners, and because of that the roles of the upper class wives are changing. “They shifted from conducting the affairs of the household to conducting the affairs of the business to actually having to work in the production of coffee,” Schoepp explained. For her project Schoepp will also travel to Cuba. Schoepp says because of a land reform policy the country is, for the first time, allowing women to own farms and ranches and allowing them to sell their produce. Another struggle in the international world of agriculture is in Ukraine, where a land reform policy is harming the agricultural industry “to the point where no one can survive.” However, Schoepp has witnessed what she feels is incredible strength and organization by women around the world, who’ll push through these adversities “with the intense focus of bettering themselves and their families.” Schoepp says people often ask her why women around the world never give up, and she has one answer for them: “In simple terms they’ll never watch their children starve . . . In broader terms they have a deep commitment to the growth of family.” Another challenge of the project is actually developing a mentorship model for women. This includes complexities, such as cultures, social structures, core values and beliefs, principles, economic status, trust, finances and location. “Logistically it’s hard to implement.” Talking to someone over the phone can only go so far, says Schoepp, and that’s coaching. What she feels is true mentorship requires forming a face-to-face relationship built on trust. Because so many woman are in remote areas of the world this causes difficulties. “Every county is so different,” said Schoepp. However, Schoepp feels strongly there’s a need for mentorship worldwide, she applied for the Nuffield Scholarship on that conviction. “I think an objective third party is empowering. The world of agriculture is very small . . . and so if there’s the opportunity to have someone grow with you, I think that’s very enticing for a lot of people.” Continued on Page 13

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While infrequent diseases such as aster yellows aren’t expected to damage crops, farmers need to be on the lookout for a number of other weeds, crop diseases and pests common to Ponoka County. Shayne Steffen, county manager of agricultural services, says one of the biggest problems is clubroot, which continues to expand throughout the county; 16 quarter sections are infested. “Basically we want to remind farmers to clean between fields,” said Steffen. “It’s a challenge because we see it out here. Farmers need to be more aware of cleaning between fields, it’s farm machinery making the clubroot spread.” Those renting land should ask if clubroot has ever need a problem, to ensure their sanitation measures are addressing all factors. Steffen also said county inspectors don’t have jurisdiction on federal lands, something people renting on the land need to be aware of. He also stresses those coming off federal land need to be vigilant with the equipment cleaning. The hawkweed species is also spreading at an “alarming rate” within the county. County inspectors are finding the weed along Highways 53 and 20 and Secondary Highways 792 and 611. Steffen says buyers who know the producers they’re purchasing hay from should try and inspect the fields before the crop is cut to check for hawkweed. This ensures the weed is not being spread through farming operations. Hawkweed is in the west part of the county, and has been found as far east as Elkhorn Road. Steffen says an important way to limit the spread of crop disease such as clubroot is through crop rotation and sanitation requirements set by the Canola Council of Canada. The council has different recommendations for high and low risk areas listed on their website www.canolacouncil.org/. For growers in an area known to have clubroot, steps a recommended to reduce the risk of disease spread are: • The more soil you clean from the unit and leave behind in the field, the more viable clubroot spores you leave behind as well. • Work in infested fields last. If a farm has only one field

known to have clubroot, by working that field last, growers will reduce the risk of directly transferring contaminated soil from infested to non-infested fields and should have extra time to give equipment a thorough cleaning before being used again. • Don’t work fields when the soil is wet. Wheels caked in mud are that much harder to clean. • Ensure custom operators Evidence that a crop is infected by clubroot. and anyone else entering Photo submitted by Shaye Steffen your fields follow sanitahere we’re not seeing anything that’s going tion protocols. • Growers should inform local authorities to cause any pressures.” However, if the spring and early sumand also tell custom operators that clubroot has been discovered in their field. Some mer are hot and dry rather than cool and municipalities require this by law. In other wet, grasshoppers could have a “minor” areas, this is just a common courtesy. Con- impact in the county. Another pest within the county are sider posting “Do Not Enter” signs beside any of your fields known to have clubroot. wild boars. “There was conformation of For growers in areas where clubroot wild boars near Rimbey,” said Steffen. There have also been other sightings has not been reported: • If in doubt, decontaminate. Do a rough of pigs, but they’re unconfirmed as wild cleaning at a minimum. If you know all boars. “We’re on the lookout for them in your fields are clubroot free and your own the area . . . If they’re on their property equipment is used exclusively on your they should destroy them,” said Steffen. Fusarium graminearum is bordering farm, the reduced risk of contamination may make sanitizing your equipment less the county. Steffen says farmers need to keep crop rotations to three years to mininecessary. • Ask anyone entering your fields whether mize negative impacts on crops. While a farmer’s land and animals are they’ve recently been in a clubroot-infested area. If the answer is yes or they aren’t their responsibility, the county works to sure, ask about their sanitation protocols provide a number of services and tools to and check that their vehicles and equip- fight the war on pests. Steffen says strychnine is being disment have been cleaned and disinfected. • Make sure used equipment is clean. tributed to “bonafide farmers” this year as When buying used machinery or vehicles a means to control gophers. Historically, Ponoka County is make sure they are clean before they leave the auction site or the farm they come plagued with high numbers of gophers. from. Also check that the transport truck But for a reason unknown to Steffen, their is clean. As a precaution you may want to numbers were uncharacteristically low last pressure wash and disinfect the equipment year. Last fall Ponoka County purchased 10 again when it gets to your farm. Perform this task in a low-traffic area away from waterfowl scare cannons, which are available to farmers for no charge with a damany cultivated soil. age deposit. Animal challenges Also available to residents of the counAnimal and insect pests are always a problem for farmers, but Steffen isn’t wor- ty are sprayers, cattle scales, skunk traps ried about the upcoming year. “In our area and canine traps for coyotes that make their way into subdivisions. When coyotes interact with livestock — not humans — the county has the jurisdiction to intervene. “Typically what we try to do is get people to take measures to deter them. Ponoka County can also “issue toxicants to address confirmed preditations.” “They’re kind of a last resort thing we do,” said Steffen. However, he says it’s mainly up to landowners to look after their property through proper infrastructure, and there is no compensation program for coyotes anymore. A rat program is also in place to deal with problems as they arise. Steffen said there was a rat sighting a few years ago in the Bluffton area. The site was heavily baited and the problem dealt with. Continued on Page 14

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Schoepp goes global Continued from Page 13 “I think an objective third party is empowering. The world of agriculture is very small . . . and so if there’s the opportunity to have someone grow with you, I think that’s very enticing for a lot of people.” Because mentors are outside the mentee’s business, they can look at actions from different avenues, such as personal, financial and business objectives, said Schoepp. “A mentor never tells you what to do. A mentor allows you to find the solution yourself.” Schoepp says the mentoring program is about empowering woman because mentorship is working with a set of skills and beliefs a person already has. Schoepp’s mentoring and her project are known on an international level. She was recently asked by two women in England for mentorship. However, she was also approached by a man with the same request. production system. It just broadens your horizons.” In Holland, the first question she was asked by a Schoepp grew up on a dairy farm and was algroup of young male scholars was “why not us? Why ways passionate about agriculture. “I see agriculture aren’t you developing a mentorship program for us?” as more than love of the land . . . I see it as a societal Another challenge is finding mentors with the need.” time to work with the program for true mentorship. “My definition of the best day on earth is prob“True mentorship actually becomes a lifelong com- ably sorting cattle all day,” she added. mitment. It’s a deep commitment of behalf of the Schoepp and her husband live northwest of Rimmentor,” Schoepp explained. bey were they own cattle, chicken in the summer, and Finding mentors who’ll work with someone for horses; Schoepp also runs a rescue horse operation. a matter of months then write a report is easy. HowShe’s also a columnist, agricultural speaker, ever, this can leave the mentee more confused than the owner and publisher of BEEFLINK; a national they were initially says Schoepp. newsletter on the strategies of beef and beef cattle Funding is also a challenge. Schoepp says she marketing, and was recently appointed to Farm doesn’t yet know how the program will be funded. Credit Canada’s board of directors. Schoepp wants to But she says there are some people who believe it write a series of children’s book about her travels should be funded federally as part of the model’s when she has the time. development. While Schoepp knows she’s earned the success Schoepp wants the program to get off the ground that has come with her work she says they aren’t her because of the need for it. “At this point in time there alone. is no mentorship for rural women in the world.” “My success is just a reflection of anybody I’ve If enough interest is generated to develop the ever known who’ve supported me. Any leader who model Schoepp plans on bringing in other female thinks otherwise is not being true to where their real leaders for expert help. wealth and their real empowerment comes from.” The model must also be constructed to grow with the changing agricultural industry. “Agriculture is really shifting, and has no borders as far as class, culture or income.” The program can45 bulls on not be designed with the offer limitations of only what she knows. “It’s what’s 2 year olds & new in agriculture around that world that’s Yearlings going to attract people.” “I look to the day when I can joyfully talk about success after success for a mentorSaturday, ship program for rural March 23, 2013 Canadian women,” she 7:00 pm added. She also hopes the Rimbey Agriplex mentorship program is so powerful other countries will adopt and implement it — that’s how Schoepp would classify the program as successful. “Also all the players within the program say this is the most rewarding part of my business,” she added. Guest Consignor: Through her travels Runaway Ranch as a Nuffield scholar, Stan & Ty Skeels Kurt Wilkie Schoepp has also gained Vykki Johns an appreciation for what Arlene Butler 403-704-0288 food production is. “You 403-318-3579 lazyslimousin@gmail.com get to see that you’re just a small part of a food

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County farmland values higher than expected By Amelia Naismith Within Ponoka County farmland values have jumped considerably more than the market was excepting. County CAO Charlie Cutforth says $4,000 per acre for “reasonably good” farm land isn’t out of the question. Cutforth says this market is good for sellers but

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idly fading.” Regardless of whether it’s family farms or corporate ones, Cutforth says the economic driver of the industry will remain consistent because feeders, fertilizers and other equipment will still be needed. “That really hasn’t changed, and won’t change I don’t think,” he added. When it comes to costs to maintain and run the county 3.6 per cent of the tax revenue comes from farms, 73 per cent form oil and gas, 20 per cent from residences and the rest from smaller commercial ventures.

Wheat and flax crops of choice this spring By Amelia Naismith

prices up there’s probably going to be more wheat planted,” he stressed. Canola had a “fair” yield. “The canola wasn’t as good as expected.” Within the county the crop was affected by aster yellows, disease transferred by leafhoppers migrating from the United States each spring. “This is the first time I’ve seen it where it’s had a direct impact on production, here anyway,” said Steffen. He feels the outbreak was an anomaly and shouldn’t affect crops again this year. Crops were affected across the county but the disease prevailed most heavily in eastern sections. As a means of protecting their crop yield—and pockets—Steffen says farmers should use the website http://www1. agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs. nsf/All/prm1377p. The website enables farms to track insects in their region. If the insects track above the average threshold it would be economic for farmers to spray their crops at that time. If the insects are below the threshold, spraying isn’t needed because the yield will still be there.

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Snow, Eurodollar causes ag turmoil around world suggested that anywhere Much of last week between five to 10 per was categorized by wincent fewer canola acres ter storms around the U.S. will be planted this spring and a week ago it apparin Canada. It’s estimated ently was the Canadian that Canada will have 15 Prairies’ turn. million tonnes of wheat That being said, the to export in 2013 and less wet/snowy weather is than half of that will be welcome in places like bought by the top-paying Iowa where 90 per cent of countries (i.e. China, US the state is still considered Brennan Taylor and Europe). More or in a severe drought situaFarmLead less, that means there’s tion. One foot of snow eight million tonnes of equals about an inch of wheat that has to be sold rain and with some places short 20 inches of moisture, you get into markets that will see increased the picture. In Canada, many farmers competition as a result of better pro(especially in southern Manitoba) re- duction from countries that experimember a few wet springs over the last enced a drought last year (i.e. Russia, couple of years and the more snow we the Ukraine and Australia). Further, Inget, the more concern builds for a wet dia, after a few years of bumper crops are realizing that they can participate repeat. All in all, Chicago wheat con- in the global export market more agtinues to hover around the $7/bushel gressively, even if the quality of their mark, basically on par with corn now. wheat is questionable. Staying on the export note, in EuUS farmers are expected to plant less spring wheat, including durum, as rope wheat export are running four a result of a better profit margin on million tonnes ahead of last year’s pace corn and soybeans. With that in mind, but big player France seems to just be should this recent string of wet/snowy walking as they’re actually behind last weather help replenish the ground, year’s pace. Should French wheat endfarmers may be more inclined to plow ing stocks be revised higher and North up their winter wheat crops and re- American prices increase, internaplant it with something more profit- tional buyers may head back to Europe able. In the Prairies, the expectation is for cheaper grain. Adding to this is the for more wheat and less canola to be fact that the Eurodollar is expected to planted as there are better margins in depreciate further due to political and economic stress. I like to call this the the former. On that note, some analysts have “European Gongshow” because there

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seems to be problems popping up everywhere. Case in point, Italy’s most recent elections were basically a wash as no government was formed and another election will have to take place in a few months. Interesting fact about Italy’s political system: since the end of the Second World War II, Italy has had 62 governments formed. Canada’s currently on number 22. More simply put, the devaluation of the euro (some analysts have estimated a drop to $1.20 USD from previous January highs near $1.37) makes it harder for European buyers to purchase North American grains as their currency is worth less. On the flipside, international buyers would then

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Perfect opportunity for rec or pasture land.  Three adjoining quarters for sale not far from Hiway 771 and 53 intersection.  Lots of grass, water, open land and wild life!  MLS #'s CA0006681, CA0006595 & CA0006597. $345,000 each quarter.  

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By Treena Mielke A gardening enthusiast is already envisioning a green and growing garden spot that will benefit the entire community, even though winter has not yet relinquished its icy grip. Coun. Gayle Rondeel has a spot picked out at Eastview Crescent she says will be a perfect location for the garden. “There is a huge green space there and it’s all open.” Rondeel encourages all garden enthusiasts to come forward and sit on a committee to help get the garden off the ground. “We need people from all walks of life. Whether they have had experience gardening or not doesn’t matter.” She said a community garden can take many forms and can be made up of one large plot or a number of small plots tended by individual gardeners. “It can be as diverse as the people want it to be,’ she said. Rondeel believes a community garden is of benefit to the community, noting it brings people together, encourages creativity and satisfaction, as well as providing physical exercise and a chance to be out in the fresh air and sunshine. “It is a very healthy thing and definitely brings people together.” For more information about the community garden contact Gayle Rondeel at 403-843-6864.


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FINDLAY June 5, 1956 ~ February 10, 2013 Edward “Ed” John Findlay of Granum, Alberta was unexpectedly taken from us on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the age of 56 years. Ed was born in Vancouver, B.C. on June 5, 1956, and grew up in the beautiful interior of B.C. where he enjoyed many outdoor activities; as well as cross-country running, playing rugby, and hockey. He graduated in 1974 from the Peter Skene Ogden Senior Secondary School in 100 Mile House, B.C. Ed began his career in the oil and gas industry in the mid-1970s, and continued until his passing. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, bird watching, and camping. Ed will forever be lovingly remembered by his four boys: Shaun, Matthew, Bryan, and Mark; his mother, Virginia “Ginnie” Searle of Hudson’s Hope, B.C.; his brother, Bob of B.C.; and his three sisters, Lynn Findlay also of Hudson’s Hope, B.C.; Maggie Findlay (Marvin Kraeleman) of Sylvan Lake; and Sue (Gerry) Grubjesic of Red Deer; in addition to the mother of his children, Simone Empson of Eckville; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. “The Findlay Family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude for your many kindnesses.” A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Ed’s Life was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Rimbey on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Sandra Franklin-Law officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Ed’s Memory may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Suite 6, 5015 - 48 Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1S9; or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the family may also be expressed by e-mail to: special_reflections@telusplanet.net Service Arrangements for the Late Edward “Ed” John Findlay entrusted to the care of OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD. Rimbey, AB. 403-843-4445

BREWSTER Alma Elaine Brewster of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Centennial Centre, Ponoka on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the age of 79 years. Alma was born on June 18, 1933 in Central Butte, Saskatchewan, the youngest girl in the family of 12. The summer that Alma turned 17, she went to work in Banff and met the love of her life. Jim and Alma were married in 1955, and spent the next 23 years in the Banff/Jasper/ Seebe areas where she drove the mail truck, raised her family of three, or cooked for the tourists, family, and friends at the Brewster Guest Ranch. From there, they moved to a farm outside of Hoadley where Alma spent the next ten years enjoying her garden, the farm, and spoiling her grandchildren. When Alma and Jim retired to town, Alma spent her time curling, bowling, and cheering on her grandkids and great grandkids at all their sporting events. “We will forever remember her big smile and huge heart ... Miss you always, Granny.” Alma will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her beloved husband, Jim; her children, Kathy Lee (Gerry Winters) of Rimbey; Trish (Kerry) Wilson of Logan Lake, B.C.; and John (Tammy) Brewster of Rimbey; as well as her greatest joy ... her seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by two sisters, Alice (Frank) Neufeld of Hanna; and Agnes Bullock of Brantford, Ontario; in addition to many nieces and nephews. Alma was predeceased by her parents, Lewis and Anna Berg; and nine of her siblings: her two brothers, Bill and Bob Berg; and seven sisters, Elsie Stone, Minnie Harris, Lucy Callan, Dot Lewis, Lena Cooper, Helen Fitzpatrick, and Hilda Cooper. Memorial Service details will be announced at a later date. Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, Memory may be made directly to the Centennial Centre, T4J 1R8. Condolences to the Family may also be special_reflections@telusplanet.net

Cremation took place at the memorial tributes in Alma’s Box 1000, Ponoka, Alberta expressed by e-mail to:

Cremation Arrangements for the Late Alma E. Brewster entrusted to the care of OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD. Rimbey, AB. 403-843-4445

In Memoriam

James (Jim) Wingate Nov. 8, 1920 - Mar.14, 2003

Your presence we miss Your memory we treasure Loving you always Forgetting you never. Lana, Connie & Jerry, and families

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Marion Urquhart passed away peacefully on March 2, 2013 from complications due to pneumonia. Predeceased by her husband Ken in 2002, Marion will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Rick, Shirley, Linda and Rebecca; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, 6120 Hwy 2A, Lacombe, AB. Private interment to be held at Bentley Cemetery. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, 4505-77 St, Red Deer, AB T4P 2J1. Condolences may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families�

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LAST WEST COMM.HALL ANNUAL MEETING March 21 @ 7 pm

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Forshee Community Hall Annual General Meeting, Potluck and Cards. Sunday, March 17, 2013 Meeting at 5:00 pm; Supper at 6:00 pm.

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Oilfield

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BOW RIVER Gas Co-op seeking a Journeyman GasFitter. Permanent full-time. $27. - $32./hour, full benefits, Natural Gas Distribution experience an asset. Apply to Richard Thorne: rick.t@bowrivergas.ca

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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: cpngc@telusplanet.net. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0 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 @newcartcontracting.com. Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets. 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: dv@brekkaas.com. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.

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3RD/4TH YEAR, Journeyman Automotive Technician required. Competitive wages. Full benefits. Incentive programs, pension plan. Wolverine Ford, High Level, Alberta. Fax 780-926-4204 or email: dave@wolverineford.com AGGRESSIVE BUSINESS NEEDS: Production Assistant to successful business owner, some travel required. Class 1 Driver; Semi retired Mechanic; Gravel Crusher Operators, possibly experienced Foreman. Competitive wages. Work area: East Central Alberta. Email: fitzcons@telus.net. Fax 780-842-5556. EXCLUSIVE FINNING/ Caterpillar Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. High school diploma, mechanical aptitude required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview 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; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview GO TO YOUR next job interview with 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic skills. GPRC, Fairview campus - Heavy Equipment Certificate program. Hands-on training, safety courses, opportunity to write 1st and 2nd HET apprenticeship exams. Gain 600 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview

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HEAVY DUTY/Field Mechanic - RS Line, a steady growing Powerline Construction Company, is seeking skilled Heavy Duty/Automotive Field Mechanics located throughout Central Alberta. Top wages, room and board, meal and clothing allowance with an excellent benefit package provided. Please apply to Loni: latkinson@rsline.ca or fax 780-960-3543. MORGAN CONSTRUCTION & ENVIRONMENTAL LTD. - Looking for experienced Heavy Equipment Operators & Heavy Equipment Mechanics for work in oilfield & heavy civil construction projects. Competitive wages, full benefits & opportunity for year round work. Email resume: careers@mcel.ca. Fax 780-960-8930 or apply in person: 702 Acheson Road, Acheson, Alberta PARTS PERSON REQUIRED for Northern Alberta dealership. Ford experience an asset. Valid drivers licence required. Full benefits package. Fax resume to 780-926-4204 or email: ron@wolverineford.com 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; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE

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Tornado Hydrovacs, a division of Petrofield Industries is accepting resumes for: Assembly Department: Industrial Painters, Electrical Technicians; Welders (Journeyman or Apprentice); and Labourers. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, and an excellent benefit package. Please forward resume to hr@ petrofield.com or Fax 403 742-5544

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SWAN HILLS Golf & Country Club looking for “working� golf course Groundskeeper/ Superintendent. 9 holes, grass greens, staff of 2 - 4. April to October. Please send resume or qualifications to: swanhillsgolf@hotmail.com

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HIGH LEVEL SUPER A is currently recruiting for: Full-time Meat Cutter. Applicants must possess the people skills and work ethic required to maintain positive relations with employees and customers. A minimum of two years retail meat cutting experience would be an asset. The successful candidate must have completed Gr. 12 (or equivalency) and must be able to provide a clean security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations, forward your resume in confidence to: High Level Super A, 10300 - 103 Ave., High Level, AB, T0H 1Z0. Fax 780-926-4620. Email: calvin.missal@tgp.ca LOOKING FOR SOMEONE FLEXIBLE to do cleaning, lawn and odd jobs at the Sunnyside area of Gull Lake. Please contact me at cheryl.galavan@century21.ca

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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. accesslegalresearch.com Gryphon Protection Services,Civil Process and Enforcement Division: Provides time and costeffective document & process service in all areas of Alberta. We’re The New Choice & Standard contact us today! 587.273.2200 or www.gryphonprotection. com IS YOUR CRIMINAL record limiting your future? Want it gone? Have it removed today! Canada’s #1 record removal providers since 1989. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366); www. RemoveYourRecord.com

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IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346

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Top wages, room and board, meal, clothing and living out allowance along with an excellent beneďŹ ts package. Please fax your resume attn. Loni to (780)960-3543 or email: latkinson@rsline.ca

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Duties include: - caring for historic house and grounds (housecleaning, lawn-mowing and trimming, pruning, planting and weeding flowerbeds, painting) - interpreting historic house to visitors (may include research) - assisting visitors by providing tourist information - promoting Rimbey and Area

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MacDonald Old Kennels Animal services for Ponoka County

Dog Shelter Boarding Dogs for adoption Dogs to surrender www.pawsandclawsanimalrescue.ca click courtesy adoptions

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Antiques & Art

1375

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

Income Tax

1220

1520

ELIZABETH’S Antique & Collectible Sale. Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Ave., Edmonton, AB. March 15-16, 2013. Friday 2-8 P.M. & Saturday 10-4 P.M. Over 140 Tables!

Auctions

1530

1 HOME QTR & 18 Parcels of Farmland - Davidson, Saskatchewan. Sorgaard Ranches Ltd - 2290+/- title acres. 3 bedroom bungalow, 30 X 50 ft. garage, selling at the Saskatoon Auction March 19/13. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: 1-800-491-4494; rbauction.com 75 QUARTERS LAND, Oyen, Alberta - Ritchie Bros Unreserved Auction. 1HQ, 30 Parcels Farmland, 6 Parcels Grazing Lease, $21,000 Surface Lease Revenue. Jerry Hodge 780-706-6652 rbauction.com/realestate. 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; EGauctions.com

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Income Tax

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AUCTION SALE

Antique & Collectible Sunday March 17 10 a.m. Olds Air Cadet Hall-52nd street Olds AB Rail King Trains, Houses, Buildings, CN & CP trains, American flyer train set, Lionel trains, Coins, Hockey cards, Glassware, Crocks, Calgary stampede posters, Western Art, Comic books, Jewelry, Furniture, Collectibles. Just too much to mention. Sale is subject to additions & deletions.

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DELTA OILFIELD CONTROLS (Rocky) Ltd. Tuesday, March 19, 10 a.m., MAS Sales Centre, Blackfalds, Alberta. Selling picker & PU service trucks, trencher, shop, construction & specialty tools, new residential & oilfield electrical & instrumentation stock, misc.; www. montgomeryauctions.com. 1-800-371-6963 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.

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Pilgrim Auction Service 403-556-5531

UNRESERVED AUCTION. New surplus, siding, windows/doors, truck, tampers, furniture, tools, hardware, and more. 10 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 1235 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666; www.scribnernet.com

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BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A

1530

Building Supplies

ANTIQUE SALE 1st SUN. OF THE MONTH AT 1 P.M. 403-782-5693 Check website for full listing

1550

LOOKING FOR a shop? Post Frame Buildings. AFAB Industries has experience, expertise, reliability and great construction practices. For a free quote, contact Ryan Smith 403-818-0797 or email ryan.afab@gmail.com.

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COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 3rd Annual Edmonton Motor Show Classic Car Auction. April 19 - 21. Edmonton Expo Centre. Over 75,000 spectators. Consign today. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; EGauctions.com

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Building Supplies

1550

Pets & 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

Dogs

1840

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M/F Mini Dachshund Pups 7 wks. old Black & Tan

1660

LOGS

Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346

Misc. for Sale

1810

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

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

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Livestock

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2100

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LIMOUSIN Bulls Polled Red and black two year olds and yearlings. Semen tested. Combest Limousin Farm. (403)742-5211

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MEL’S MAINES & JANELL SHORTHORNS - Purebred red, red/white, and black maine and shorthorn yearling bulls available. - Mel Barkley 403-740-4958 RITCHIE BROS Unreserved Auction. Oyen, Alberta, March 23 at Noon. Red & Black Angus 230 mature cows, 25 replacement heifers, 12 mature bulls. Bobby Miller: 403-358-1393 or rbauction.com

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Lil Mule Logging Inc. is now buying standing Tamarack. Minimum 10 acres. 403-318-4346

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INTRODUCTION to Equine Hoof Anatomy and Trimming. Theory and hands-on with specimen hooves. April 6, 7, 13, 14. March 20 deadline. GPRC Fairview, Alberta. 1-866-378-9675; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview

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Poultry

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21 The Rimbey Review, March 12, 2013 Grain, Feed Hay

2190

Small square hay bales for sale $5.00 each or $4.00 each if 100 or more. 403-843-6293

J.D. ROUND STRAW BALES FOR SALE Rimbey area $25 each

403-357-9913 DEALERS WANTED: Hannas Seeds need agents to sell alfalfas, clovers and grasses plus hay, pasture, turf, native and reclamation mixtures. Contact Esther 1-800-661-1529 or esther@hannasseeds.com 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 ROUND hay bales, $20 $40. We deliver. Self unloading. No Sunday calls Please. 403-843-6380

Seed Grain

2200

CERTIFIED seed for sale: Busby barley, Sundre barley, Ponoka barley, Jordan oats, Guaranteed, fully tested. Greg Jones, Magic Seed Farm 403-704-6277 or 403-783-6495

For Rent #3000 - #3200 Houses/ Duplexes

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3 BDRM. Duplex, 4 appls., rent $850 + utils. avail. Mar. 15, 403-783-3860 3 BDRM. house in Bashaw, 1360 sq.ft., 2 car det. garage, $1000/mo. $1000 d.d., no utils., avail. April 1, call 403-348-3058 FARM house S.W. of Rimbey, 3 bedrooms, 5 appliances, utilities incld’d, n/s, no pets. $1100. + d.d. 403-843-2733, 704-9502 PONOKA 3 bdrm. small house on large treed lot, rent $900, 4 appls., quiet working mature tenants only 403-704-1645 403-704-6509 PONOKA 5 BDRM. DUPLEX, fully developed, 2 bath, 403-704-1221 SAVE $$$$ prepay your Classified ad. 1-877-2233311.

Manufactured Homes

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Out Of Town Property

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Transportation #5000-5300 Motorcycles

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Motorcycles

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BUSINESS AVAILABLE IN ALBERTA

Motorcycle repair shop – sales in excess of $400,000.00 and growing Manufacturing operation – covers for boats, trucks price $82,000. Liquor Store – land, buildings & eq. northern Alberta Restaurant – no franchise fees, full service sales 1.4 M Crane & Picker operation – well established, owner’s wishes to retire sales 800,000.

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More awareness of abuse of the elderly needed By Treena Mielke Like all forms of abuse, abuse of the elderly can remain a deep, dark secret, leaving the victim feeling frightened, alone and extremely vulnerable. And even if the secret of abuse does come to light and someone becomes aware of it, it can still remain, like the elephant in the room, an issue that is ignored and even denied. Pauline Hansen from Rimbey FCSS, who is project co-ordinator for the New Horizon Elderly Abuse Awareness Program, said senior abuse is prevalent in every community.

“It’s a huge issue everywhere,” she said. “People don’t want to face the fact and they don’t want to talk to anyone about it, but it’s out there.” Hansen has been working with the government-funded program since its inception in October and said awareness of the problem is important. A fact sheet from the Public Health Agency of Canada, National Clearing House on Family Violence’s website: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/nc-cn states some of the signs of financial abuse of seniors include sudden unexplained changes in bank account or banking

practices, including unauthorized ATM withdrawals. Attempts to include additional names on a senior’s bank signature card and sudden interest in the senior’s financial affairs without their knowledge and unexplained changes to a will or other financial document can also be signs of financial abuse. A sudden drop in cash flow or financial holdings or a quick transfer of assets without the direct involvement of the senior or suspicious looking signatures on cheques and documents are other indications of abuse. Physical abuse can include striking, hitting, pushing, shaking, burning and shoving. Signs of possible physical or sexual abuse may include unexplained depression, fear or paranoia, discomfort or anxiety in the presence of certain people, unexplained burns, scratches, bruises, cuts or swellings and value or illogical explanations for injuries. For more information about senior abuse call 1-800-800-0 Canada (1-800-622-6232) or visit www.seniors.gc.ca.

Bowlathon fundraiser is March 17 By Treena Mielke

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Time is running out to make a strike for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Rimbey. The organization’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake event will be held March 17 at Strikers Alley and already 21 teams have registered. The fundraiser is open to anyone, service clubs, businesses or groups who want to lend a helping hand to this worthwhile organization and join in the fun. Registered teams will receive a pledge book to collect pledges on behalf of BBBS. 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 handed out. Last year more than $14,000 was raised through the Bowl for Kids fundraiser. BBBS works with students in schools in Rimbey and Bluffton. Business partners with BBBS include Keyera, ATB Financial, Rimbey Co-op, Rimbey Review, Servus Credit Union and Bonavista Energy. This year is the 100th anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and the organization has several events planned. For more information about Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Rimbey or to register a team call Annette at 403-843-1066.


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Holy Spokes: A Biking Bible for Everyone Holy Spokes: A Biking Bible for Everyone by Rob Coppolillo c.2013, Zest Books $14.99/$17.95 Canada 208 pages Dad said you can’t have the car this weekend. That’s OK. You don’t have your license anyhow but you had to ask. No, you rely on rides and your feet to get you where you need to be — although you’re saving now for a bike but you’re not sure what kind you want. Would a mountain bike be best? Or do you

need something lightweight? Maybe you’re thinking retro or… well, cheap. Whatever you’re thinking, you’ll find all kinds of advice in Holy Spokes: A Biking Bible for Everyone by Rob Coppolillo. So you need some wheels. You don’t want anything fancy; you just want a way to get around. Or maybe you want something you can use for stunts and tricks. If you were your great-grandpa, you’d be out of luck. About 130 years ago when bicycles first

became popular, they had weird wheels and no brakes. Some of them didn’t even steer. Still, bike racing was a hot event in the mid-1880s, when a 75-mile race took 10 hours. Though you probably just want one (for now), there’s a bike for just about every kind of activity you want to do. If your trip also includes a bus or car, you might consider a folding bike. A mountain bike can take you through wilderness, so it’s great for camping. Touring bikes are made for long-distance, cargo bikes are made for hauling and road bikes are made for speed. If you’re

Anti bullying: Many students at Rimbey Junior/Senior High School dressed in pink shirts Feb. 27 in recognition of anti bullying day and to raise awareness of bullying. Photo submitted

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experienced, you could try a fixie. For a plain old bike, though, you’ll want a townie. No matter what kind of bicycle you need, the important thing is to make sure it fits by ensuring that everything is the correct height for you. Measure, be sure your foot position feels good — and get the right kind of seat or you’ll be very sorry. But you’re not ready to ride yet. First, get a helmet that fits your noggin, good lights, and a bike lock or cable to protect your investment. Find a good bicycle repair kit — one you can take with you — and practice some bike maintenance, including how to fix a flat. Finally, know the laws and then hit the road. The owner of several bikes himself, author Rob Coppolillo gives kids a top-down overview of bicycles, from history to maintenance to how to use them in school, work, racing, being “green” and keeping healthy. From experts and athletes, readers will learn how to pick the right bike and how to measure to be sure it’s a good fit, as well as how to race and ride safely. That’s good info to have. I’d like to say this is a book for pre-teens but, because of one cautionary uncomfortable-seat story, I think it’s more appropriate for kids ages 13 and up. If that’s you or your new bicyclist, then Holy Spokes will be wheely helpful.


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Two-year-old Capri Hrynyk and three-year-old cousin Jensyn Stephenson enjoy pretending to drive in the quad rally. Photo by Carmen Hrynyk

CF offers great education and lots of career choices Continued from page 9 She said being a woman in the Canadian Forces has presented no problems. “”I never had an issue being a woman. The only ones with issues are those who aren’t doing their jobs, whether they be men or women.” Matter told the Bentley students life in the Canadian Forces begins with basic training that lasts about three months. “We love to run,” she said. “Basic training is all about being in shape. They expect you to wake up early, do lots of pushups, sit ups, pull-ups and to hike several kilometres.” Matter explained even though basic training is physically demanding, the rewards are well worth the effort expended. She noted healthy and fit sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen are what the armed forces needs as its ranks are made up of dependable and capable people. Wolf Creek champs: The Rimbey Junior High A girls basketball team won the Wolf Creek 2J Jr. HSAA Basketball Championships at St. Augustine School in Ponoka. The Spartans beat St. A in the morning and LCS from Lacombe 29-15 in the final. They were off to Rocky Mountain House March 8 and 9 for the CWAJHAA. Pictured are: Coach Dean Cameron, Becky Swanson, Mackenzie Skeels, Meghan Cameron, Amy Bartko, Melissa Waldron, Lora Lee, Kaitlyn Butcher, Coach Ilya Dourmanov, manager Karen Skeels; in front are Andrea Anderson and Meagan McFadden Submitted photo

Once basic training has been completed, a new recruit will receive the training and education required for a specific job. Once trained, the member will be posted to one of the bases throughout Canada. Pay in the Canadian Forces is based upon occupation and rank. All service personnel, men and women, married or single, are paid on the same scale. Tyrell Jensen, 19, a graduate of the school stopped by the school to listen to the presentation and later chatted with Sgt. Matter. “It was excellent information,” he said. “Very well done. I definitely plan to look into it.” Heather Lautenbach, 17, also found the presentation interesting. “It looks really promising. It seems like a really smart way to get an education.” For more information about Canadian Forces check out www.forces.ca or call 1-800-856-8488.

You never know about the weather but this year conditions were perfect for both quadding and sledding for the 12th Bentley Monkey Top Saloon Sled/ Quad Fun Rally.  The 2013 version, held on February 16, was the biggest one ever according to organizer and Monkey Top owner Annie Thyr who stated there were 359 registrations this year. Last year saw fewer than 150 entries and there was a lack of snow for snowmobiles. In 2011, despite having too much snow for quads, there were still just over 300 entries with each entrant given two hands. There were 277 registered in 2010 and just over 200 in 2009. In 2008 there were low numbers (only 154) after the rally had to be delayed due to flooding of the Monkey Top after water pipes burst but in 2007 an estimated 300 entered and there was deep snow, so organizers can never estimate the amount of interest. As usual, participants this year came from as far away as Fort St. John B.C., Manitoba and Fort McMurray and from all points in between with most from central Alberta. Some who entered made it into a family outing. Local rally enthusiast Carmen Hrynyk believes they had the youngest ones on the trail with daughters eight-month-old Hallie and two-year-old Capri. “The kids just loved it,” said Hrynyk.  “We really enjoyed it (the day) and had fun. The kids really slept good that night after being in the fresh air so much.” Hrynyk said the family, including grandpa and grandma Dave and Marlaine Stephenson, were out on the trail from about noon until 5 p.m. Rallyists started at the Monkey Top Saloon, and after making a loop and going through three checkpoints on Gull Lake, returned to the Monkey Top by 5 p.m. It was not a race, just a rally, so people could go as fast or take as much time as they wanted. One of the checkpoints on the ice was set up as a bonfire/ wiener roast where people could take a break, warm up, and eat or visit. At the conclusion back at the Monkey Top, five prizes were awarded. The high hand was won by Len Campbell from Jarvis Bay and the low hand by Janine Kobi from Innisfail. Three mystery hands were won by Erin Garries from Bentley, Brian Duke from Innisfail, and Pearle Campbell from Sylvan Lake. There is no way of estimating how much money was brought into Bentley by this event but the Monkey Top was extra busy as was the gas station that was busy fuelling up machines and jerry cans both before and after the rally.

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