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BUZZER-BEATER — The Stettler Legion Blues raise their sticks in jubilation after Logan Davidson’s goal with 1.9 seconds left gave the Blues a 4-3 victory over the Edson Legion Sabres in the final of the provincial midget B hockey championship Sunday at Provost. Stettler also won the provincial peewee A championship at Hinton on Sunday, one week after Stettler captured the provincial bantam A crown on home ice. For full coverage of Stettler’s golden weekend, see pages B1, B2 and B3.

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Clearview nixes teacher agreement LES STULBERG Independent reporter A motion to ratify the tentative framework agreement as prepared by the Alberta government and the Alberta Teachers’ Association was defeated by Clearview trustees in a 4-2 vote last Thursday. Clearview board chair Ken Checkel said the agreement did contain positive features. The board was pleased with the financial aspect — the province committed to looking after the cost of the increase in teachers’ salaries in the agreement. The length of the agreement was also favourable. “A four-year agreement brings four years of labour peace,” Checkel said. He cited the board’s concerns of the agreement as being the limits on teacher instruction time, added bureaucracy, the impact on school boards if the province couldn’t keep its commitment on teachers’ salary increases and the balance of government, ATA and school boards in negotiations. “School boards are being shut out — big government and big unions are taking over,” Checkel said. He added school board powers are being curtailed in a number of areas, including input into professional development. Budget discussions continue to dominate board meetings as the board works to have its 2013-14 budget in place by May. The trustees voted to decrease their expense budget to $180,000 next year, from the $193,000 that was budgeted for the current year. That amount would cover the costs accrued when Clearview trustees

attend meetings and conferences. The cut responded in part to a directive in the provincial budget for school boards’ allowable spending on administration to be reduced by 10 per cent. Trustee Peter Simons suggested a way to further reduce board expenses would be to cut trustee benefits to 75 per cent. Trustees discussed how to divide the Equity of Opportunity grant, which the province increased in its spring budget. The board approved $644, 000 for instructional purposes and the balance of the grant, about $300,000, will go to the transportation budget. That amount is less than transportation received from the grant in the current year. Clearview secretarytreasurer Lewis Hill said the loss of the Fuel Contingency grant will amount to a reduction of only $10,000 to $11,000 in the current year, due to conservative budgeting expectations of the grant by administration. The 2013-14 transportation budget will see a greater impact, however, with the loss of the fuel grant — a drop of about $200,000 in funding. Hill said the possibility of the number of bus routes being reduced could not be ruled out at this time. The board learned the cost of substitute teachers was on the rise. Last year, the bill for substitute teachers was more than $500,000. The board favoured the potential of expanding dual-credit programs through its co-operation with Red Deer College and other colleges in the province. Most of the programming is now in the CTS area, something the board wishes to expand on.

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Sheldon Jackson uses a snowblower to clear his Stettler driveway last Friday, one day after a heavy snowfall and strong winds extended winter’s wrath into late March. Cold temperatures persisted through the weekend.

Winter goes out without whimper LES STULBERG Independent reporter The Stettler region was pummelled by the wild spring weather that smacked much of Alberta last week — as snow and blowing snow wreaked havoc on the area. Highways were hit hard, making driving conditions tricky, and many country roads were left impassable. Many of Clearview’s rural school buses did not operate last Thursday and by Friday all bus routes, except those in the town of Stettler, were cancelled because of the blocked roads, said Clearview superintendent John Bailey. The weather chaos gave many rural students an early start on their spring break. County of Stetter chief administration officer Tim Fox said the county office received 25 to 30 complaints of blocked roads within a 24-hour period. He said the calls pertaining to medical concerns were given priority. The weather conditions were so bad last Thursday that the county had to pull in most of their snowplows, Foxsaid. He said that on Friday, all 13 of the county’s snowplows were out and would be running 14-hour shifts per day, right through the weekend, to get the roads open. He said he’s “extremely concerned” what might happen to the roads if there’s a quick thaw. Fortunately, the Stettler area did not see anything as colossal as the massive pile-up south of Edmonton, on the QE2, involving about 100 vehicles and resulting in more than 100 people being injured in the mayhem. Sgt. Duncan Babchuk of the Stettler RCMP detachment said police were not called out on any traffic-related incidents during the storm. “I have noticed a huge change from the beginning of winter until now,” Babchuk said. He said people now know how to react to poor road conditions and equipment-related incidents, like lack of snow tires, have been corrected. “That’s good news, he said. Babchuk said police did, however, field a number of calls from people inquiring about road conditions.

Similar reports came in from the Bashaw area. Sgt. Cam Paul said the Bashaw RCMP detachment did not respond to any weather-related traffic accidents. “The people in rural areas are pretty savvy when hit by weather like this,” Paul said. It was a different story in the Coronation area. The storm appeared to intensify as it moved eastward from Castor to the Saskatchewan border. Const. Carl Almusa of the Coronation RCMP detachment said Alberta Transportation closed highways 12, 36, 872 and 599, east of Castor. He said there were at least two rollovers, but there were no injuries reported. Almusa said multiple people were stuck and stranded on the east-country highways. “A couple of semis got stuck on the highway and were out there for the night,” Almusa said. He said he was “out late” himself, dealing with the havoc caused by the spring storm. “Local people knew to stay off, but it was the people travelling that got caught,” Almusa said. In a Saturday interview, County of Paintearth Reeve George Glazier said county personnel are dealing with the aftermath of the storm. He said the county has 11 Bobcats out, pushing the immense amount of snow that was heaped on county roads in the wake of the spring blizzard. As of Saturday, Glazier estimated 40 per cent of the east-west roads in his area were still blocked and that a portion of Highway 599 was still closed. Poor road conditions led to the postponement of the Coronation music festival grand finale concert and the Castor spring rummage sale. The agriculture community, in the midst of calving season, was also impacted by the storm and by the late arrival of spring in general. “It’s been a challenge,” said Dee Green, who along with her husband Dale runs a cow-calf operation near Byemoor. She said the weather prompted them to check their herd at two-hour intervals around the clock — packing newborn calves into the barn. “It could have been worse,” she added on a positive note. “It could have been colder.”

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Youth centre helps shape Jackson into ‘young man’ RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter From a young boy of six years old, to now a young man of 18, Dustin Jackson has given high praise for how Heartland Youth Centre in Stettler has helped shape his life. “Now looking back, I’m in awe of how much growth has been brought into my life, how many experiences moulded me into an adult, leader and friend,” said Jackson, who graduated from William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler last June. “The people here have never given up on me, along with their faith and encouragement. “I’ve been given amazing friends and blessings.” Arriving in Stettler with his family as a young sixyear-old, he was immediately drawn to HYC just a couple of blocks from his home. “It was exciting to be part of something so big from the perspective of a six year old,” said Jackson, who will pursue a career in visual arts at Red Deer College this September. During those early

years, he and his siblings were usually top fundraisers for the annual Bowl for Kids, he said. “If I look back, if I didn’t go here, where would I be? “I’ve learned to be social and help others. We got connected to our new community and we just became more involved.” He has been involved in almost every Boys and Girls Club program that HYC offers and for the past two years has been a staff member leading the Zone Club program for boys nine and 10 years old. “It’s awesome to learn how to take care of kids,” Jackson said. “It’s amazing to figure out how to deal with each of them in different ways and get to know them as an individual and watch them grow as I have grown here at HYC.” Many others have been impacted as they observe him grow.

“Dustin’s involvement at HYC over the past 12 years truly reflects the importance of the centre in our community,” said Winnie Bissett, executivedirector of HYC for the past 24 years. “Dustin is an incredibly appreciative and humble young man, and I have had the honour and pleasure to watch Dustin literally grow up at HYC. “His personal growth has been amazing.” With a gift to share his art talent, Jackson has been actively encouraged by his HYC friends to pursue art as a career after many received gifts of art from him, including Bissett. Last year, he won $1,000 for a Microsoft Christmas Card competition with a drawing of an overhead view of his nieces, Emily Dunn Jackson and Arrin Dunn Jackson of Stettler, as they play in the snow. “Most of the $1,000

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IT’S SNOW BREAK — Nine-year-old Aislinn Stonehouse of Stettler clears snow from a sidewalk last Thursday as Albertans mopped up from a late blast of winter.

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Couple’s breakup leaves ring hanging in balance SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK Stettler RCMP Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a oneweek period. Calls that have SUI attached are “still under investigation.” Anyone with information regarding unsolved crimes or incidents is asked to contact Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-TIPS (8477). Monday, March 18 10:27 a.m. — A 51-year-old male from Erskine reported that he fuelled his vehicle at the Shell station and when he arrived home, his wallet was missing. The wallet was described as “a grey moose skin” and contained credit cards and other personal documents. 4:18 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Township Road 374 and two kilometres south of Highway 21. The 25-year-old female driver from Delburne received no injuries. Damage to her 2012, Jeep Patriot was more than $2,000. 7:50 p.m. — Complaint from a 32-year-old male from 54 Street that a 36-year-old male from Emmerson Acres was calling him “a retard” and spreading rumours about him. The 36-year-old was contacted and he reported that the 32-year-old was also spreading rumours about him. Both subjects were warned to stay away from each other. — One residential false alarm. Tuesday, March 19 11:59 a.m. — Complaint from a 29-year-old male living at a 55 Street residence that his computer received a message that it was locked. He’s to make a payment to the RCMP to have the computer unlocked and he’s being watched by camera. The owner was advised to update his anti-virus software, as he uploaded a computer virus. The information was supplied free of charge. 12:47 p.m. — Complaint of theft from a motor vehicle from a 55-yearold male who resides on 7 Avenue in Drumheller. The vehicle owner reported that he parked his semi-truck at the Chinook Pipeline Yard, north on Highway 56. When he returned to his unlocked truck, he noticed that his prescription of Oxycontin was missing from the center console of the cab. The driver did not know of anyone that knew about the prescription and there was nothing else taken from the

vehicle. A report to police was required prior to getting a re-fill prescribed. — Two residential false alarms.

contacted and confirmed that her van had broken down and would be towed. — Two commercial false alarms.

Wednesday, March 20 2:57 p.m. — A 911 open line call from a disconnected cellphone. The phone number was listed as out of service, but the cellphone was still capable of dialing the emergency number. The call was connected through the Stettler cellphone repeater on Tower Road, one kilometre north of Stettler. The investigator was unable to locate the exact location of the source of the call. 3:09 p.m. — A second 911 open line call from the previous cellphone number. Voices could be heard in the background, but there was no way to locate the phone’s owner. 4:42 p.m. — Complaint from a 32-year-old male residing in Mirror that his ex-wife was visiting their two children at the Stettler school when she did not have visitation. The caller was directed to address the issue with the school. Information was recorded. 10:57 p.m. — Report of a stuck Dodge Ram 3500 on Range Road 19-1 between Township Road 372 and 374. The vehicle was blocking traffic due to the drifting snow. A tow truck was called for assistance. — Two residential false alarms.

Friday, March 22 8:05 a.m. — A 26-yearold female from 50A Avenue reported that while her 2005 Dodge Neon was parked in front of Dillman apartments, another vehicle ran into the bumper. A 32-year-old male from the same area was identified as being the driver of a large blue Chevrolet truck, which was backed into o the Neon. Charges are pending. SUI 11:05 a.m. — A wallet was found in the Tim Hortons’ parking lot by a 70-yearold man from Mirror. The owner, a 22-year old mam from 66 Street, was notified and the wallet was returned. 12:05 p.m. — An anonymous caller reported that the driver of a black Nissan Altima was driving in Stettler without a driver’s licence. Investigators learned that the registered owner, a male from Red Deer, does in fact have a valid driver’s licence and that there had been no offence. 5:48 p.m. — Domestic abuse was reported. A 25-year-old female advised her landlord by text that her 29-year-old boyfriend had been abusing her. She had left their residence on 53 Avenue and advised that she was heading to the Edmonton area. Details are vague and the matter is still under investigation. 6:45 p.m. — A 21-yearold female from Red Deer rolled her 2003 Jeep Liberty, east of Stettler, on Highway 12. The road conditions were icy at the time and the driver was not injured as a result of the collision. 7:10 p.m. — Complaint from 3 Avenue South in Big

Thursday, March 21 1:43 p.m. — A 40-yearold man from Stettler reported that while he was backing his 2007 GMC Sierra down a driveway in Rochon Sands, he had his driver’s door open to ensure that he used the same track and his door hit a pole, hyper-extending the door. Damage was $2,000-plus. 2:47 p.m. — An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from Heartland Hearing, believed to be late Wednesday or overnight. SUI 3:42 p.m. — A suspicious late-model Chevrolet Cavalier reported to be parked on 53 Street and 48 Avenue was gone when investigators arrived. 7:40 p.m. — A 2003 Ford Ranger rolled over on Highway 12 near Botha, as road conditions were very poor at the time. The 50-year-old male driver from Botha was not injured as a result of the collision. 8:12 p.m. — A 911 call reporting a traffic hazard near the intersection of Highway 850 and Township Road 39-2. A blue Mercury Villager was abandoned on the side of the road. The 66-year-old female owner from Red Willow was

Valley that a mother-in-law had moved in and refused to leave the residence when asked. Advice was provided to the young couple that would assist in sending the “mother-in-law” to other accommodations. Saturday, March 23 12:57 a.m. — A suspicious vehicle, a black GMC truck, was reported stuck in front of the fire hall in Big Valley. SUI 10:16 a.m. — Report of a vehicle fire near Big Valley. The fire was reported e to be caused by a wiring problem. SUI 1:24 p.m. — Complaint of a 2010 black Ford F-150 being stolen from a 65A Street residence i n S t e t t l e r. Investigation determined i that the owner’s 15-yearold son had taken the truck without consent. The 40-year-old mother of the teenager would not provide a statement, as she did not want her son to get in trouble. Charges are pending. 4:30 p.m. — A 36-yearold female resident of 4 Street in Gadsby called to advise that her 77-year-old neighbour had pushed snow onto her property. There was concern that the septic field might be damaged due to snowplow traffic. The caller is requesting trespassing charges.

10:59 p.m. — Report of an insecure residence in the 4500 block of 50 Ave n u e . I nve s t i g a t o r s attended the residence and found it to be opened. The owner was contacted. Sunday, March 24 6:04 p.m. — An 18-year-old female and an 18-year-old male from Donalda severed their relationship, but were not able to determine who should leave the relationship with the engagement ring. The couple was advised that


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By Stephen Murgatroyd Troy Media Alberta’s education minister, Jeff Johnson, must be wondering what to do now. Having secured the agreement of the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) to a deal which has some elements they were seeking – a focus on conditions of practice in response to a clear set of data that shows that teacher work-loads are “out of whack” with any reasonable expectation of work/life balance and unsuited to the kind of curriculum transformation needed – but not others, he now is facing a rebellion by school boards. Edmonton Public and Calgary Public, which are the actual employers of teachers (the government is the partial paymasters), have rejected the deal. Other school boards are likely to follow. Alberta has 62 school boards (in itself a strange thing for a population of 3.7 million), all of whom need to say “yes” to the deal for the deal to stick. It’s also not clear what the teachers will do. The ATA has recommended acceptance but the membership is now voting on the deal and many suspect that the vote will be close. How did we get here? Over a year ago former Education Minister, Dave Hancock, had the basic deal in place that would have settled this before the last election. There was a tentative deal in place with the ATA, Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) and the government. He took it to caucus, but the majority party said no. Two education Ministers later, any prospect of a deal with teachers fell apart if it involved the ASBA. The ATA walked away from the tripartite talks. Johnson then offered the teachers a deal that the ATA rejected, leaving the ASBA out of the negotiations. (The ASBA has no legal standing from a bargaining point of view). He then drafted a bill that required teachers to accept a deal, thereby overriding the bargaining process and current employment contracts. Looking at this ministerial dictatorship and leadership by fiat, the ATA’s leadership determined to fight another day with a playing field they understood and, with intelligent ministerial leadership, could manage. They backed off, approached the minister and struck a deal. Part of the deal seeks to resolve the workload issue through an “exceptions committee” to review teacher concerns about workload. The tentative contract determines that a teacher’s classroom time will be capped at 907 hours. In a variety of provisions, teachers concerned about their workload can file a concern and an exceptions committee will determine whether or not the teacher has a case. Workloads and conditions of practice, together with a need for investment in professional development aimed at making the transformation of Alberta schools as envisaged in Inspiring Education possible, were the key issues from the ATA’s point of view. To see why, look at the study by Linda Duxbury of teacher workloads published recently. The Calgary Public Board rejection seems to take offence at the idea that teachers should be professionally responsible for the management of their practice. Making extensive use of the term “visionary leaders”, by which they mean management, they suggest that visionary leaders “know best” and that teachers need to be led, both in terms of their practice and in terms of their professional development. They see substantial “hidden costs” in the operation of the exceptions process, suggesting that they assume they will have a great many of them – which in turn suggests that their visionary leaders care little about the conditions of practice. They also suggest that a great deal of professional development time will be spent by teachers seeking to work on workloads, when in fact that ATA and Calgary teachers in particular want to spend their time on pedagogy, curriculum and innovation. The Board’s rejection suggests several disconnects between the profession and its management. The Edmonton Public Board rejection (the Catholic Board has said a tentative yes) is based on costs, process and the challenge to democracy. Their core argument is that the agreement erodes the power of the employer to determine how its employees work and that it undermines democracy — trustees are elected to make education “fit” with local conditions. These two rejections open the Pandora ’s Box for legislated bargaining and the creation of a Provincial Super Board for education, with local matters managed by zone leaders. It happened in health care and could happen here. The key advantage of a single employer for teachers at the provincial level is the reduction of the bargaining cycle and the standardization of the basis for employment. The key argument against it is that is destroys the idea that no two schools are the same and that the management of education is best done nearest to the student. Given the Stalinist instincts of the Redford government, who believe that command and control is the “new black” of management, we should not be surprised if the rejection of the teachers’ contract by school boards has larger consequences. The government is already giving them clear instructions on how to reduce their costs. Johnson sees himself as CEO of a large, multi-billion dollar corporation (he is ex-Xerox). If the “branches” of the corporation are not falling into line, the first instinct of such leaders is to reorganize the corporation. With a premier seeking to show that she can be tough with unions and determined to be right in both action and ideology, we should not be surprised to see the government take on the boards and change their mandates – the boards owe their entire existence to the provincial government. 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‘It’s not available resources, but attitude toward God that counts’ We live in a land where there are millions of Bibles and thousands of churches and we have religious freedom to read the Bibles and attend the churches. However, I would like to share about a remarkable man who predates the writing of the Scriptures and the birth of the church. He was a contemporary of Abraham and his name was Job. Job lost everything. His children died, his servants were killed, his substantial wealth disappeared, his wife left him and his three closest friends provided counsel that was more hurtful than helpful. In spite of all of this, Job made the amazing and oft quoted comment, “ … The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” (Job 1:21) But this isn’t the passage I wish to focus on. Later in Job 19:25–27 we read, “But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God! I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought!” Job, without owning a Bible, attending a church, enrolling in a seminary or seeking pastoral guidance was certain of several things. He knew that his “Redeemer”, (one who is able to purchase or buy back) lives. He also ascertained that this Redeemer would one day stand on the earth in the last days. Job had absolutely no doubts about the future. He knew that the day was coming when he would meet God, and it would be experiential and personal or “for myself”

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-------and “with my own eyes.” He also understood that this would be powerful. He emphatically stated that he was eager and optimistic about meeting his Creator. There are many people who own Bibles, attend church, and have had pastoral guidance or have even been pastors that do not share the confidence about God that Job had. How can this be? It’s really not very complicated … You see, the abundance of Bibles, churches and freedom that we enjoy provide a wonderful advantage. Yet it isn’t primarily the resources that are available or the era that we live in that count. It is our attitude toward God and the fervor of our spirits in wanting to know Him that makes the real difference. Jeremiah the prophet said it this way. “You…will find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). Jesus said, in Matthew 7:7, “… Seek and you shall find…” Job sought for, found and followed God. Are you seeking Him?

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Construction begins on matching arenas 2003 — 10 years ago — The Stettler Independent’s Weekender edition was officially launched and set to arrive in 7,000 mailboxes. Today, it reaches 10,000 homes. — A derailment near the Stettler Auction Mart sent several railway cars off the tracks. — The Grant Riggins rink of Delburne won the Elks Canadian curling championship. The event was hosted by the Erskine and Stettler curling clubs. — Patrick McElroy, 17-year-old Stettler native, was part of the gold medalwinning Alberta gymnastics team at the Canada Winter Games in New Brunswick. — Jenna Stuckey from Stettler was selected to represent 4-H at Alberta Girls’ Parliament in Edmonton. — Super 8 Motel once again sponsored Gadsby professional chuckwagon driver Neal Walgenbach by purchasing his canvas at the canvas auction. — Jack Hayden, president of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties, received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal. — Rose Wesner was named new manager of Heart Haven Lodge.

Les-sons from the past By Les Stulberg Independent reporter

1993 — 20 years ago — Records fell at the Stettler Swim Club when Tammy Nighswander smashed former Olympian Barb Clark’s 23-year-old record in the 50-metre backstroke. — Ryana Allen, 15-yearold granddaughter of Otto and Gladys Nichlom of Big Valley and of Boyd and Noreen Woolsey of Stettler, won an international scholarship to spend a year in Spain. — Groundwork for construction of Stettler’s twin arenas began, with the county providing $32,000 worth of gravel. — Byemoor’s Maureen Mappin won the East Central regional public competition, qualifying her for the provincial competition. — Kay Anderson retired after 20 years as curator of the Stettler Town and Country Museum. — George and Lavina Ruefler celebrated 60 years

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1983 — 30 years ago — Stettler learned it was being given consideration as a location for the province’s new corrections institution. — Gadsby pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. William Chick, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. — Stettler Rotary Club named Jennifer Wilson as the winner in its annual Onto-Ottawa public speaking competition. — Big Valley parents expressed concern about the proposed reduction of teachers at county schools. — An Alix couple, Mark and Maureen Rhodes, and a couple from Tees, Len and Colleen Jones, each were winners of $100,000 on the Western Express Lottery. — Stettler town council reversed its earlier decision and decided to share the cost of a multi-purpose building on the fairgrounds with the Stettler Agricultural Society. — Gulf Canada Inc. announced the most significant oil discovery in Western Canada in 1982 was found in the Rumsey area.



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Dire results possible from welfare resolution A recent resolution passed at the annual general meeting of the Calgary Co-op, one of the largest retail co-ops in North America, showed city consumer naivete once again. The resolution stated that the co-op should begin to phase-out its selling pork that was produced with the use of sows in gestation stalls and eggs that were produced by hens in confined cages. Voting members present were told of the alleged atrocious living conditions and alleged cruelty that these animals were subject to and that it was their moral duty to do something to stop these inhumane practices. As is usually the case in these situations, gullible consumers want to believe the worse and want to show their outrage. The outcome was predictable and the resolution passed easily, even though it was unlikely that a single voter at the meeting had ever set foot in a commercial hog or egg farm. These actions almost never happen by accident and are rarely carried out by altruistic citizens on their accord. Animal rights and green groups have strategized a long time ago that there are different and inventive ways to pursue their goals. The most effective trick has always been to dupe the innocent consumer. In this case alleged animal cruelty (real or imagined) was a surefire catalyst to getting the resolution passed. One ponders if the movers of the resolution were connected to a group like PETA and were part of the strategy. Interestingly, co-op management responded in a very cautious manner. They noted that they already offer organic and free-range meat and egg products and that consumers have a choice. They also pointed out that such life-style products are more expensive and that it may drive-away their members on modest incomes, like senior citizens, if those were to be the only choices. That’s, of course, the real agenda for lobby groups — that being if meat products become too expensive, then consumers will stop buying them

and food animal production will cease. The pork and egg industry response was both subdued and masterful. They have learned from experience that you can’t win in this situation by telling the real story — especially after the fact. The reality is the first negative impression is the one that sticks. To derail any argument both commodity groups cited actions that, over time, would see gestation stalls eliminated and more humane cage systems being installed. There really is no point in trying to rationalize the nuances of actual livestock production to city folks, they don’t or won’t understand. They have already humanized the raising of farm animals and that’s how they judge animal husbandry. Unfortunately, the production consequences of these contrived causes are real. Hog production in Alberta is already under tremendous stress and they cannot afford any more costs that do not see an immediate return. It’s different for egg production. Under supply management, they can just pass on the cost to consumers, although that may affect consumption. One only needs to see what is happening in Europe, where onerous animal welfare and environmental regulations are reducing food production across the board. Their response has been to import more food

from non-EU countries. As yet, the EU, except for GM commodities, has not been able to impose its restrictive regulations on other countries. That may yet come, but it could result in food shortages or very expensive food in Europe. It’s always worth watching what is happening in Europe — being it will probably happen here in about five to 10 years. The reality is that public interference in restricting animal husbandry practices is growing rapidly. Big commodity buyers like McDonald’s and other fast food operations started making animal welfare demands years ago. Luckily, they have an extended timeline as part of the changeover process, and they also seem to understand the cost involved. They also work at involving the producer in this situation. Lobby groups don’t like producer participation, as their real goal is to put them out of business. Besides, producers tend to bring a common-sense reality to the issue — that’s always a threat to lobby-group propaganda. The question always is what’s next. How many city consumer whims and political correctness campaigns by lobby groups can commercial food production stand? I expect as long as food remains cheap and available, you can expect more such resolutions.

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Government’s bad prescription not what pharmacists ordered Dressed in their white lab coats, 300 Alberta pharmacists marched on the steps of the Alberta Legislature last Thursday, chanting “patient-care first,” in the middle of the year’s biggest snowstorm. Pharmacists from across Alberta and pharmacy students met for the demonstration to protest the government’s plans to reduce the price of generic drugs. The pharmacists were protesting the government’s decision to drop generic drug price margins from 35 to 18 per cent, which will decrease their profit margins. Many of Alberta’s pharmacists increase their margins by arranging volume deals on drugs that allows them to take advantage of incentives from suppliers which contributes a significantly to their incomes. The government imposed drop in prices will not allow suppliers to offer the incentives which will come directly from the pharmacies profits. Ultimately, patients will suffer as some pharmacies

From the Legislature MLA Report by Rick Strankman will be forced to close, lay off staff or even reduce their hours of operation. The price lowering is being heralded as a way to save consumers money on the cost of their prescriptions, with little to no mention of the economic fallout to the businesses themselves. Health Minister Fred Horne says that, even though they’ll be losing one source of income, they will be gaining the ability to charge for additional services such as giving injections, putting together patient care plans and renewing prescriptions. These new sources of revenue will not be enough to replace the lost income. Some pharmacists are saying they really don’t want to charge for advice and

services that they currently give for free. The Wildrose Official Opposition has called on the government to halt the plan which could potentially result in major service interruptions and eventually drug shortages. In Question Period, also on Thursday, my colleagues, Wildrose Official Opposition Leader Danielle Smith and Seniors Critic Kerry Towle, both urged the government to abandon its proposed changes in order to preserve important pharmaceutical care for Albertans who depend on it. Towle pointed out that the proposed reduction in generic drug payments will also put the squeeze on pharmacists who provide care in continuing care

homes and seniors lodges. “Pharmacists are telling me that these changes will ensure that they can no longer afford to provide drugs to continuing care centres, leaving the delivery of important drugs to vulnerable seniors at risk,” Towle said. “Is the Health Minister even aware of the damage this government’s policies are creating and does he even know his constant meddling may result in seniors not having access to pharmaceutical care?” Drumheller-Stettler is an expansive constituency with many independent rural pharmacists and they have informed me of their plight. This will ultimately effect the hospitals and their delivery of services in those communities. The Wildrose Official Opposition is committed to providing Health Care that upholds the five key principles of the Canada Health Act — health insurance will continue to be publicly administered, comprehensive, universal, portable and accessible.

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Youth learn many life lessons via centre’s fundraising efforts Dear Editor: Nothing is appreciated more by the Heartland Youth Centre than positive media coverage. The Independent’s recent coverage of the volunteer appreciation night was excellent. Of course, we can’t control what is printed in the newspaper. If requested, however, I could have provided columnist Richard Froese with a statement of expenses to peruse before assuming there was “waste” in our awards distribution. Last week’s “Waste Not, Want Not” column (Froese ’n Time) stated that the HYC, “which has lost thousands of dollars in funding, could easily eliminate trophies (or expensive trophies, as mentioned later in the column) awarded to its youth.” The HYC presents two trophies to members and three trophies to adults based on fundraising. Most of these trophies were donated in 1985 and are kept at the youth centre. A local business donates the engraving each year. The various treats and prizes awarded to the members at the Bowl for Kids

awards were donated by local businesses and an HYC mentor volunteer. The HYC Bowl for Kids event raised $14,385, with $1,526 in expenses. These are needed expenses to operate this event. As for the reference to, “When is fundraising a game when the biggest fundraisers are the champions?” — I would like to point out that all HYC members and their families are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the Bowl for Kids fundraiser. As well, this is the only event of the year that HYC members and families are asked to fundraise for the youth centre. This year, 52 members raised $3,938 for the HYC! ALL members who participated in the fundraiser were recognized, not just the top fundraiser. I agree with the columnist’s comment, “Asking for money and pledges is very challenging” — however, is that not a valuable learning opportunity for our youth? What do our members gain from this experience? Confidence, self-esteem, and pride in their youth centre. If we all avoid such challenging

experiences or going outside of our comfort zone, we’re not allowing ourselves to grow. I will use the columnist’s term of “totally appalled” in regard to his reminder that “it’s better to give than receive.” I believe the youth centre has demonstrated over the past 25 years in the community that our membership is “giving.” Youth centre members help out with (and have been recognized for their efforts) by groups such as the food bank, highway cleanup, local parks and playgrounds cleanup, Kinette Club Kids Carnival, Loaves and Fishes in Red Deer, Festival of Trees, the trade show, the rummage sale and many other events. I hope that future columns will include an opportunity to provide our organization’s comments for accuracy, as I do appreciate the excellent coverage the Independent provides the youth centre of our various events throughout the year.

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Congratulations to Stettler players, volunteers I was just in your great town last weekend for the bantam A hockey provincials and wanted to pass on my congratulations to the Stettler team on winning the gold medal. They are so much fun to watch.

To begin with, the volunteers were superb. They did a marvelous job and were so very friendly. Every single volunteer was helpful and looked like they were enjoying the weekend, though one knows how tired they must have been.

Congratulations also to Stettler minor hockey, but especially to the bantam team and their coaches. The opening ceremony was one of the best I’ve seen. The food provided was terrific and the food booth

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Donalda believes numbers game can save school RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Hearing a message that Donalda School will remain open next year, students, teachers, parents and other community members were optimistic during a meeting last week with the Clearview School Division. “All schools in the Clearview School Division will remain open for 2013-14,” board chairman Ken Checkel told about 40 people at the school meeting last Wednesday night. It was the second ina series of “community consultation meetings” that Clearview has scheduled to study the future feasibility of rural schools. “We should look at the horizon and see possibilities in charting a course for the future,” Checkel said. Before Christmas, Donalda was listed as one of three Clearview schools in jeopardy of being closed, along with the Byemoor and Brownfield schools. As it celebrates 100 years, Donalda School projects its enrolment to rise to 59 students from kindergarten to Grade 9 next year — from the current 52. Facing reduced provincial funding and declining enrolment, Clearview plans to keep all schools open for 2013-14, said Checkel, who invited parents and the community to be proactive. “Your school is only as good as the parents and community are active in supporting it,” said Alison Norman, a parent of three students in playschool, kindergarten and Grade 2. The meeting crowd applauded her and the next two residents who addressed the board. “We need to do more to attract more families with children to the community, and we all need to work together to develop and build the Donalda School,” said John Pearson, a former reeve for the County of Stettler. For the next school year, the school believes it’s on the upswing statistically.

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Clearview School Division superintendent John Bailey presents information to a crowd of about 40 people at Donalda School during a “community consultation meeting” last week. The next meeting is scheduled for April 3 at Castor. “Financially, we’re in good shape — the teachers know how to be tight with the budget — and we project more students next year,” said John Thorne, the principal for 16 years. While residents expressed concern about Donalda students going to school in Stettler,

division superintendent John Bailey said parents and students have their choice of schools. He encouraged residents to promote the benefits of their school. “We want to make each school as attractive to local students in the community. Do everything to promote your

school. Celebrate the good things happening in your school and promote in your community and all over the school division.” Residents were also advised to share ideas with their school parent councils, the principals, school trustees and the administration.

MP bullish about federal budget’s potential Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson welcomed the “economic action plan” that the federal government outlined in its budget last week. In a news release, Sorenson said the govern-

ment continues to focus on creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity. “Keeping taxes low and our steadfast commitment to a balanced federal budget by 2015 is good news

for Alberta workers and their families,” he said. “This budget takes action by helping Canadians actually connect with jobs they want, continuing to build infrastructure with a new Building Canada

Plan, and (also) working to support high-quality, value-added jobs in important sectors of the Canadian economy. “These initiatives will be useful in our riding. We received funding from the first Building Canada Fund. Our local agriculture and energy sectors will benefit from this bud-

get providing tax relief for new manufacturing equipment; a new Canada Job Grant; the creation of further opportunities for apprentices; and the largest investment in job-creating infrastructure in the history of Canada. “Budget 2013’s Community Improvement Fund will work to sup-

port local community projects in communities in our riding, and across Canada. I hope we can work with the new P3 Canada Fund — to support innovative ways to build infrastructure projects faster and provide better value for tax-payers through public-private partnerships.”

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As voting ended Monday at midnight in the provincial Small Town Saturday Night competition, Bashaw committee members were optimistic about the community’s chances of winning the right to host a country music concert next month. “They’ve told us they will announce the winner by March 28 (this Thursday),” said Bashaw bid committee member Jackie Northey. “People are really excited and they were eager to keep the vote going.” Going into the final weekend of voting, Bashaw remained the front-runner for the second straight week. The concert contest is held in conjunction with the Big Valley Jamboree, the country music festival that’s staged in Camrose each August. Bashaw finished fourth last year in the inaugural Small Town Saturday Night. Among this year’s seven entries, Bashaw led the way last Friday, followed by New Sarepta, Foremost, Namao, Cold Lake, Bonnyville and Grimshaw. “We’ve been on top of the leaderboard every day except one,” Northey told the Bashaw Star last Friday morning. Alberta communities are vying for an April 27 concert headlined by Chad Brownlee, with a songwriters’ circle featuring Clayton Bellamy, Alee, Bobby Wills and Tenille. Officially, the winning community is scheduled to be recognized April 9 during the Travel Alberta Growing Rural Tourism Conference in Camrose.

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Town declines special ballots for election RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Town of Stettler voters won’t get an opportunity to cast mail-in ballots in the next municipal election this October. Town council turned down the option for absent or out-of-town voters in a vote at its regular meeting last week, one week after the County of Stettler supported the option. For special voting to occur, councils are required to pass a motion six months prior to nomination day on

Sept. 23, with election day Oct. 21. “You get one bogus vote and it throws the process into disarray,” said Coun. Malcolm Fischer. “You can’t verify the signature.” For voting with a special ballot, electors would be required to sign special documents to prove their identity and home address, with signatures and submitted in advance to the town in writing, by telephone, fax, in person or by email. Councillors Fischer, Peter Simons, Al Campbell and acting mayor Steve

Wildeboer voted against special ballots, while councillors Leona Thorogood and Darcy Bachman supported the motion. Mayor Dick Richards was absent from the meeting. “It gives these people an actual opportunity to vote,” Thorogood said. “We need all the voters.” One other councillor cautioned against such a vote. “It is a lot of work,” said Simons, former chief administrative officer for the Village of Donalda. The town’s assistant

chief administrative officer and chief returning officer, Greg Switenky, said the decision could affect 20 to 30 voters, and that council discussed the issue a year ago to further study it for


When residents head to the polls for municipal elections this October, voters will have to show a proof of identification and their home address. Along with stretching terms of office to four years from three, that was the major change as the County of Stettler finalized plans for the Oct. 21 election. “All voters in municipal elections must bring identification and proof of civic address under new provincial regulations,” said chief administrative officer Yvette Cassidy, who was appointed returning officer by county council at its March monthly meeting. Even if the election worker knows that the voter resides in the county, identification is still compulsory, she said. “Violations are penalized under the Elections Act,” said Shawna Benson, the county’s director of communications. For electors who will be out of the county on election day, ballots can be cast at advance polls on Oct. 15 and

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Oct. 18 at the county office from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., or ballots can be mailed in. “We’re trying to incorporate suggestions from the last election, such as special ballots.” Cassidy said. For voters shut-in or in hospital, a returning officer can visit them to allow them to cast ballots. “There will be lots of time to advertise and let people know about the changes and requirements,” Reeve Wayne Nixon said. County officials plan to “extensively” inform residents about the changes in the coming months, with information to be available in the county’s display booth at the Stettler trade show from April 12 to April 14. Polling stations on election day have been set for the county office in Stettler, Byemoor Community Hall, Big Valley Community Hall, Gadsby Community Hall, Erskine IOOF Hall and Donalda Community Hall. Cassidy also said that she plans to meet with the candidates after the nomination day to inform them about the regulations and resources they can access to help raise their profile and encourage more voters.

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Culture Days take shape for second annual event RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Even though it might be months away, initial plans are already underway for Culture Days at Stettler in late September. “We’ll try to get as many organizations as possible involved this year,” said Aubrey Brown, the executivedirector of Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development. The board is again the sponsor, after hosting the initial event last fall. It hopes to include the Stettler Downtown Business Association in the cultural celebration. The activities are being

planned for the weekend of Sept. 27 to 29. The initial organizing meeting was held in mid-March. “We’re going to try to approach more businesses and maybe include employee gatherings,” Brown said. “We’re at the very initial discussion stages, and we do want to participate in this provincial and national event.” With more 20 events featured in Stettler last year, just a few drew large crowds. As a result, the local organizing committee plans to stage fewer events that might attract larger gatherings. With $5,000 in funding from the provincial govern-


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Ideally, spring break would include weather reprieve Looking out across the countryside onto our white and frozen landscape, it’s a bit of a challenge to get into that springtime attitude. Nevertheless, we can still hope the students enjoy their “spring break.” From the community of Big Valley, we wish one and all a very Happy Easter. About 50 people turned out to enjoy a great meal at the Big Valley Legion’s Annual St. Patrick’s Stew Day. Thanks to everyone for turning out and making the day such a success. The marvelous cooks once again produced scrumptious stews, buns and bread. There’s nothing better than warming up with a good hearty stew in the cold weather. The draws were scooped up by the men, with Ernie Petrussa, Bennet Anderson and Len Moght winning solar ornaments. Due to the Easter weekend, the next meeting of the Big Valley Legion will be on Monday, April 8, at 1 p.m. The Big Valley Atom Swordmen would like to convey their thanks to the Big Valley Royal Purple and the Big Valley Elks for

their generous donations to help in the journey to the provincial atom D tournament. We are all very lucky to have these two great organizations in our community and sincerely appreciate all that you do. The Big Valley boys did very well and came home with the silver medal. Although they were beat out in the final by the host team, the Consort Comets, the boys all had a fun weekend and played hard. Big Valley United Church would like to thank all those who helped to make the ham supper and silent auction such a success, whether they helped to organize, worked, donated food or auction items or just came for the food and fellowship. Bill, your generosity always adds to our

success. This year, we were very thankful to have the Big Valley Atom Swordmen provincial silver-medallists helping to clean tables and deliver the dessert. We received many positive comments on how fortunate we were to have young people volunteering. Thanks to all for helping to keep our church alive in this community. At the Drop In Centre, 13 players came out for crib on Sunday. First place went to Bob Boswell, second to Lynne Palmer, and third to Dave Garstad. This week, the booby went to Donna Clark. On Sunday, the Big Valley Inn hosted 10 people for crib. First place was won by Stan Nattestad; second place by Joanne Murphy and third place by Len Shaw. Caroline Pound took the booby as well as the regular draw and Ernie Petrussa won the 50/50. Please note there will be no crib this Easter Sunday, March 31. The Big Valley Inn crib players wish everyone a very Happy Easter and will resume regular crib tournaments on Sunday, April 7. All are invited to come out and join the fun!

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Erskine hosts curling crowd The IOOF Lodge’s spaghetti supper was a huge success. The lodge hopes to make it an annual event and plans to use the money raised to fix and renovate the hall’s kitchen. Thanks to all those who helped make it a success and to Joe Gendre for his donation of home-grown tomatoes. The lodge looks forward to seeing everyone next year at the second annual spaghetti supper.

Erskine students are out and enjoying the spring break. The weather is shaping up to be a bit better than last week’s nasty snowstorm. School resumes April 2. Erskine School cancelled its All Kinds Of Minds information session last week due to bad weather and will reschedule it for after spring break. The curling results are in for the Erskine men’s bonspiel. The A event winner was the Fowler team from Halkirk. The Fowlers have participated in the Erskine Curling Club for a few years and the club is happy to have them on board. B event winners were the Jim Whitehouse team from Bashaw. The Erskine club salutes the awesome support from Bashaw. C event winners were the hometown boys on Glen Morbeck’s team. Glen comes with a great bunch of local curlers and has supported the club for years. D event winners were the Thompson boys from Clive. Greg Thompson and his crew are fixtures at the Erskine bonspiel.

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Boars Cup tourney fitting for ‘winter’ season The weather has been dominating conversations lately, particularly with the spring storm that hit late last week. There was no school in Byemoor on Thursday and Friday, due to blocked roads. This gave students a two-day head start on spring break. Although spring storms in March are not unusual, what is unusual is that we hadn’t had any spring weather yet. The country is fully under the grips of winter still, with no bare patches anywhere. The annual Boars Cup hockey tournament wrapped up in Byemoor on the weekend, to close out the ice activities at the arena for another season. The Meat Curtains defeated the Piggy Touchers to win the A final. The winning players were Dylan Muhlbach, Derek Muhlbach, Dusty Wasdal, Jeff Wallace, Kevin Warwick, Shane Steen, Warren Jones, Tyler Boutin, Jordan Hoopfer, Rusty Nichols, Jesse Bosma, Reid Hodugen, Jeff Potter, Cody Hoskins and Ryan Gallagher (goalie). In the B final, it was the Bacon Bangers over the Blue Waffle Sows. B final winners included Ricky Stewart, Danny Houston, Matthew Tateson, Cody Innocent, Justin Jones, Joe Steen, Greg Gallagher, Scott Roberts, Shyames Snowdin, D.J. Kisner, Garrett Primrose, Connor Doucette, Dustin Rairdan and

Sheldon Watson (goalie). The tournament sponsored a dance at the hall on Saturday evening, and as usual, a good time was had by all. Happy Big Four-O to Eugene Nixon who celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday evening with a surprise party at the Byemoor curling rink. About 30 people gathered to help Eugene celebrate. Congratulations to Madison Tucker, and her partner Mignione Vogel, on bringing home a gold medal at the Red Deer science fair. Both are Grade 5 students at Stettler Elementary. Madison has plenty of roots at Endiang. Her dad Mike Tucker, grandparents Glen and Theresa Tucker and great-grandparents Clifton and Mickey Tucker are all past or present residents of Endiang. Brittiany Hebert looked after her nephew, one-year-old Carson Devaleriola, while his parents, Nicole and T.J., were on vacation in Las Vegas. Students, teachers, support staff and bus drivers are enjoying the spring break, with classes to resume on April 2. Keep in mind the following coming events:

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Endiang’s Doris Schilling (middle) accepts the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society community service award from Sherry Marshall (left) and Julie Jones at the County of Stettler awards evening. Open house in honour of Agnes Sorensen’s 90th birthday at the Stettler United Church C.E. wing on Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m. The family requests no gifts. The Rod Erickson concert, featuring Shiloh Sharrard and Jesse Fowler, goes Saturday

evening at the Endiang Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets available from Ruthies Roost or by calling 403579-2522 or 403-585-8379. Easter Sunday breakfast at the Byemoor Hotel goes from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sonny Gallant announced the spring hours at the lo-

cal landfill transfer station are slated to change, effective April 3. The transfer station will be open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Thought for the day — Letting the cat out of the bag is a lot easier than putting it back.

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cluding Shayla, Keonna Derr and McKenzie Hankins, received silver. Our local 4Hers have been busy earning medals — once again. This Sunday saw them at the regionals in Stettler at the Rec Centre. Keyonna Derr placed first in intermediate and Shayla Derr third in senior.

On Friday, Shayla Derr participated in the CARS (Catch A Rising Star) Festival and received a gold for her hip-hop solo and a plaque for highest in her class. Her group, along with Shayla and McKenzie Hankins, earned a gold on Saturday night for their performance. Congratulations to all who participated.



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Spring storms Wednesday and Thursday found people stuck in snow banks, some even stranded overnight in ditches. Snowplows stuck, buses cancelled and people unable to get to work … welcome to spring! We are happy to hear that Barb Carey was able to be transferred to Glenrose Hospital in Edmonton, from the University. She will be doing extensive therapy before coming home. Way to go, Barb! On Monday, March 18, the Derr girls headed to the Coronation Music Festival, where Shayla received gold for her dance solo. And the group, in-

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mother Maria Diegel. Congratulations to Kyle and Danielle Chadwick on the birth of their baby boy, Davis. Proud grandparents are Tom and Leona Chadwick. We are sad to hear of the passing of Barb Diegel. Barb is survived by her husband, Marvin

of Stettler, sons Steven (Shannon) of Red Deer and their family; Calvin of Stettler and daughter Shannon (Mike) Krzyezkowski of Grande Prairie, and their family. She’s also survived by many other family and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday in Stettler. Barb was 65 years old.

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Robin’s sighting near Halkirk springs hope A wicked spring snowstorm hit our area last Wednesday and Thursday, with high winds blocking the east-west roads with blowing snow, followed on Thursday with a heavy snowfall affecting the visibility. School classes were cancelled on Thursday and Friday in an effort to allow graders to clear the snowdrifts. Highway 12 was closed from Castor to the Saskatchewan border on Thursday. The hall board Ham and Turkey bingo scheduled for last Thursday was cancelled, while the playschool’s fundraising family bingo is postponed until spring weather hits our area. But hey, on the bright side, a robin was seen north of Halkirk. Lucky us — poor robin! The monthly pot-luck supper and meeting were held last week at the senior centre. Pot-luck suppers are held every third Tuesday, followed by a short meeting, and then there’s a floor-curling game. Bingos

are held at the centre every other Tuesday afternoon, with the next one slated for April 2. Congratulations to Rieley and Kim (Solick) Kay on the safe arrival of their first child, a son, William Hubert, born on Feb. 22. Len and Lucy are the proud grandparents. Rieley and Kim have recently opened their own restaurant, Cilantro and Chive, in Ponoka. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Barb Diegel,

who passed away on March 18 at the Foothills hospital in Calgary. Barb and her husband, Marvin, moved to Stettler about 10 years ago. Their sons Steven, along with Shannon and family, live in Red Deer, while Calvin lives in Stettler, and daughter Shannon, Mike and girls live in Grande Prairie. Services were held Saturday in Stettler, with the Halkirk hall board providing the refreshments. Word has been received on the passing of John Young of Sherwood Park on March 13 at 85 years old. The Young family lived south of Halkirk on the farm site now lived in by Kelsey Solick. Congratulations to Dan Fowler, who along with sons Justin, Dean and Lee, were the big winners at the Erskine men’s bonspiel last week. Easter blessings go out to family and friends. Enjoy the spring break. COMING UP: March 28 and April 4 — Hall board’s annual Easter ham and turkey bingos.

Hockey, curling, 4-H warm winter chill I hope the sun is shining for you this week; this winter has gone on a bit too long for me. Helen Steen sends out a big thank-you to her helpers for the March birthday club that she hosted at St. Mary’s Lodge. Those who were celebrating their birthdays were Margaret Swanson, Ivy Cooper, Arlene Weisenberger and Della Davis. Everything went well and Helen figured she served her delicious orange chiffon cake to a large crowd. The entertainment had everyone’s toes tapping, so thanks to Marion Stickle and her band from Three Hills. Next month’s hostess will be Donna Sengaus on the third Monday of April. Anyone interested in helping is asked to

contact Donna. The Stettler Storm won the North Central Minor Hockey Association midget girls’ banner on Saturday evening in Lacombe, beating Lacoka 6-3. Harlee Avramenko of Rumsey had an assist on Jessie Anderson’s winning goal. This is a great accomplishment for the team … and congratulations to Harlee for doing so well. Ta t a i n a Av r a m e n k o competed in the Hetlinger taekwondo tournament in Wetaskiwin last weekend and bought home a gold medal for sparring in her age group. Well done, Tataina! The 4-H regional speakoffs were held on Saturday. Lowell Nelson, Mickey Johnson, and Levi Hampton had won at districts, so

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they advanced on behalf of the Rumsey/Rowley 4-H beef and Morrin MultiClub. Lowell placed third, and because the winner is unable to attend the provincial competition in Olds, Lowell will be headed there on April 6. The challenge is in speech — to compete at the provincial level, all the seniors are given the same general topic that they must write their four- to six-minute speech on. How they choose to approach the subject is all up to them. It will be interesting to see how each person develops the same topic. Good luck, Lowell. Some of our Rumsey men headed up to Big Valley this past week to curl in the men’s bonspiel, and they did very well. Alan

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Hampton with Mark McNaughton, Greg Primrose and Cayle Griffith won the first division. Well done. Rod Nelson, Craig Cawiezil, Bradley Nelson and Travis Cawiezils placed third in the first division. There were also some teams headed to Drumheller for the mixed bonspiel. Reports are in on the Drumheller teams that our local boys play minor hockey with. The Tier 2 peewee team that Braden Burrows plays on lost out

in provincial competition this past weekend after experiencing some tough games. They did finish first in their league, which was an excellent accomplishment in itself. At the bantam level, we have Reagan Burrows and Carson Hodge together on a team. They played off for the banner in their league this past weekend, but lost. They enjoyed the experience of playing at a provincial level, but didn’t place high in the standings. Better luck next year, guys. The midget team of D e a v e r H o d g e , Ta n ner Couturier and Colton Wolfe and a few others won their league banner, and then they went on to the provincial tournament in Coaldale this past weekend, but they didn’t reach

the final. The Boars Cup hockey tournament was played in Byemoor this past weekend, and even though it doesn’t really compare to provincial play, we were proud to see a strong contingency of Steens represented. Randy and Lenard Schofer, Joe and Shane Steen and Sheldon Steen all headed over to play their best game and have a good time. Joe played in the B final against Randy and Sheldon’s team, and then Shane played against Len’s team for the A final. Bad news for all … Shane’s team won, so that will be the third year in a row that Shane has been on the winning team. There will be no living with the kid after this. A good time was had by all.

Donalda byelection slated for mid-April Nominations have closed for the Village of Donalda council byelection. An election has been scheduled, with advance polling on April 6 from 9 a.m. to noon, and the actual vote on April 15. The polling station will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Drop-In Centre. Get out and support your candidate. April 14 will be the pancake and jam session at the Drop-In, with breakfast served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and music to follow. Spring break for all our students is underway. If any students want something to do, the Donalda library is holding “Lego Time” from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and, of course, Thursday is Teen Night at the library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bethany Lutheran Church will hold an Easter Sunday Sunrise Service this Sunday at 8 a.m., with a pancake breakfast to follow. Come and enjoy the fellowship and an early morning of prayer. The Donalda Art Gallery has cancelled the watercolour classes until further notice. The photography classes are planned for April 29, with a limit of 10 people. That class is attracting a lot of interest, so if you’re interested, please contact someone from the art gallery. The Donalda School reunion meeting is April 8

from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the school library. Anyone with an interest in helping plan the 100th anniversary reunion is asked to meet at the school. For more information, call Mr. Seale at 403-8832280. The Ag Society will sponsor kids ages 11 to 18 to go to the ACCA Co-operative Youth Leadership Camp at Goldeye. Please attend the April ag meeting if you’re interested. Birthday wishes go out to Steve Sideritsch, Travis Hutchison, Alden Mueller, Edmund Knudtson, Frank Sutton, Jessica Lee, Zachary Fisher, Jessica Nelson, Brady Jaffray, Carla Hillestad, Colby Norman, Edwina Friberg, Breanna Hofer, Emily Saboe, Veronica Saboe, Audrey Lane and anyone else celebrating a birthday this week. Happy Birthday!

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Dancers from 12 studios throughout Alberta participated in the Catch a Rising Star Dance Festival last weekend in Stettler. Photos by Memories For Eternity

Catch a Rising Star Dance Festival held its 12th annual Dance Festival in Stettler last weekend. There were 12 participating studios from all parts of Alberta. More than 2,000 medals, more than 100 plaques, 16 overall high-score trophies and more than $1,000 in scholarships were handed out over the 34-hour weekend event. Alden Mueller from JD’s Academy of Dance was awarded a $425 scholarship for the Peacock Dance Academy Summer Intensive. “Back in Time,” presented by a tap group from Breaking Ground Dance Academy of Oyen, won the overall high-score trophy for the high scoring routine of the entire festival. Breaking Ground Dance Academy in Oyen is run by Tonya Logan. Catch a Rising Star Dance Festival has been staged in Stettler since 2008. The focus of the festival is to promote the performance of dance within the rural areas of Alberta.







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Appeal to halt colony denied LES STULBERG Independent reporter An appeal by Ronald and Shelley Streit of Stettler has failed to halt the construction of farm dwellings for a new Hutterite colony east of Stettler. “I don’t know why the county would want a colony that close to town,� Ron Streit said. Streit said he liked living where there wasn’t “a lot of people� and he wasn’t pleased that 32 families would be moving in within a halfmile of his farm. The appeal, respecting the approval of development permit 12106, for the development of clustered farm dwellings by the Whitesand Hutterian Bretheran on the east half of 12-39-19-W4 was denied by the County of Stettler Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB). SDAB chairman Bill Shaw listed reasons for the decision: — The development site is properly zoned and is deemed suitable for the proposed development. — The proposed site is also in agricultural production, as are the

surrounding lands. — There wasn’t factual evidence that the value of nearby residences would be negatively affected. — The site is located outside an area in which the county would register objections to the development or expansion of a confined feeding operation (CFO). “This affects the town of Stettler too — it should have some say — when the hog barns come, they will be smelled in town,� Streit said. JohanVanderbank, county director of planning and development, said in an earlier interview the approval of CFOs is not under county jurisdiction, but rather under NRCB (Natural Resources Conservation Board) rule. The SDAB decided the development of the clustered farm dwellings be approved subject to nine conditions. Among the conditions, the applicant must receive approval from the NRCB for the operation of a confined feeding operation and manure storage facilities before development occurs. In that process, area residents are expected to have the opportunity for input and to voice concerns.

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MUSIC ON ICE — The jump-start group gathers at centre ice during the Stettler Figure Skating Club’s 65th annual ice carnival, “Earworms on Ice,� in two performances Sunday at the Stettler Recreation Centre. “Earworms� are “songs, jingles and tunes that get stuck in your head.� More than 70 skaters performed.

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After defeating the Edson Legion Sabres 4-3 on a Logan Davidson goal with 1.9 seconds left, the Stettler Legion Blues pose with their provincial midget B banner.

Midget Blues post golden finish Davidson’s buzzer-beater gives Stettler provincial championship JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor The midget A Stettler Legion Blues appeared to be bound for overtime, but they opted for showtime instead. Logan Davidson’s goal with 1.9 seconds left in the third period gave Stettler a 4-3 victory over the Edson Legion Sabres in the final of the provincial midget B hockey championship Sunday evening at Provost. “It was almost like a movie,” said Blues captain Parker Cassidy, who took a shot in the dying seconds that Davidson redirected past Edson goaltender Jesse Thompson. “I was certain it was going to overtime. I think it was around 22 seconds left, and there was a faceoff in our end … I saw the clock and I just threw the puck at the net with a shot from along the boards, and Logan Davidson tipped it in

with two seconds left. “We don’t usually do the thing where after you score the goal, you go to the bench and tap hands with everyone, but we did so for that one — probably the most important goal all year.” It was the second straight 4-3 victory for Stettler, which knocked off the Devon Drillers in the semifinal midday Sunday. After going 3-0 and outscoring their opponents 25-7 in pool play, the Blues ran into a couple of tough tests in the playoff round of the eight-team tournament. “We were in probably the weaker of the two pools, with the three teams that we were playing against (in the preliminary round),” said Cassidy, a graduating defenceman and son of head coach Matt Cassidy. “Edson and Provost and Devon were three of the better teams, and they were all in the (other) pool.” In the gold-medal game,

Stettler also got goals from Riley Anderson, Kieran Rost and affiliated player Levi Fisher. Anderson, Davidson, Jacques du Toit and David Hanton each had two points in the final, and Devon Woelk blocked 21 shots in the Blues’ net. Zack Wild, with two, and Jared Strang scored the Edson goals, while Thompson registered 30 stops. It was 1-1 after the first period and 3-3 after the second. Edson reached the final with a 5-1 victory over Bow Island in the Sunday morning semifinal. Davidson’s second-period goal stood as the winner in Stettler’s semifinal victory over Devon, which netted the lone third-period goal to cut the gap to 4-3. Davidson’s four-point game included assists on all three Micah Croker goals, while Anderson added two assists. Wil Rymes, with two, and Rick Chorzempa netted

the Devon goals. Jordan McCallum made 21 saves in the Stettler net. Sydney Williams had 24 stops for Devon. Capped by the gold-medal finish, there was plenty of drama for the Blues as the Stettler students kicked off their March break in style. “It was crazy,” said graduating defenceman Brogan Cassidy, a first cousin of Parker Cassidy. “Scoring in those last two seconds, that was amazing. “Especially since we won the league and got another banner (as the Zone 7 champions), we got three banners this year. It’s pretty good for the last year of midget.” The Blues won the Tier 1 midget title in the North Central Minor Hockey Association just four days before they began play at the provincials. They believe they made the right choice to vie for the Alberta midget B crown, instead of going midget A.

“I liked where we were at this year,” said Parker Cassidy. “It was a fun tournament. “We still had good competition. That Edson team was really strong.” Brogan Cassidy concurred, noting that Stettler’s playoff-round opponents were worthy tests. “We were in an easier pool than them,” he said. “We played those guys, and they were a lot faster and bigger, but we managed to beat them. We just played our game.” It was a cohesive group of Stettler players, a few of whom also played with the Legion Blues team that missed the medal round at the midget A provincials last season. “We had an awesome bunch,” Brogan Cassidy said of the 2012-13 edition. “This is my favourite year for midget, I think. Everyone got along. It was good.” Complementing that

group were a couple of forwards, Fisher and Zack Werbowesky, called up from the Stettler midget B team. “Levi and Zack came up and they were a big help,” said captain Parker Cassidy. “Levi scored a goal (in the championship) game, and I think Zack got two or three on the weekend. They were a big help. They had a great weekend, and I think they had fun.” Although he was an integral part of the Blues all season, Tyler Stewart wasn’t eligible for provincial playoffs because of his age. He supported his teammates just the same. “He came up and watched,” Parker Cassidy said of Stewart. “He was always in the dressing room between periods, yelling at us if we did something wrong.” Continued on Page B2

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The Stettler Legion Blues, including captain Parker Cassidy (left), celebrate Sunday evening after winning the provincial midget B hockey championship at Provost.

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The undefeated Stettler Storm made the most of their weekend trip to Hinton as they came home Sunday night as the provincial peewee A hockey champions.

Stettler works overtime to net provincial peewee A title JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor All season, coach Jason Hegberg preached “work ethic and an honest effort” from the Stettler Storm peewee A hockey team. Hegberg and company got that and more Sunday as the Storm put on their work boots and came from behind to win the provincial championship at Hinton. In the gold-medal game, Stettler trailed 2-0 with seven minutes left, but rallied with two goals 16 seconds apart to force overtime, in which Talon Conner needed just 37 seconds to give the Storm a 3-2 win over the Peace River Colts — and an Alberta championship. “Of course, down 2-0 with seven minutes to play, when we got that first one to make it 2-1, it really got some life back on our bench,” said Hegberg, also the president of the Stettler Minor Hockey Association. “And the guys could see it coming. It was a pretty amazing finish for us, because we were down two-zip with seven minutes to go. I told the boys before we went out for the third period, ‘A 2-0 lead, boys, it’s the worst lead in hockey.’ I truly believed it, and I think our whole coaching staff did. “I told them, ‘We’re going to go out and we’re going to win the hockey game 3-2.’ Lo and behold, they did it. It was a pretty neat feeling.” The overtime hero was Conner, a second-year peewee centre who scored the tying goal just one shift after Alex De Young had put Stettler on the scoreboard. “Talon played peewee B hockey last year, when he was



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new to the area,” Hegberg said of Conner. “He has a lot of skill and talent. He’s a big kid. He scored a lot of goals this year. “He was hurt for about a month, with a broken collarbone, late in the season. He didn’t (return to the lineup) until we played Rocky in the league final, so he’s only been back for the last two weeks.” Daylan Kuefler assisted on two of the Stettler goals, including the overtime marker, as the peewee A Storm factored in a banner month for Stettler minor hockey. The association also produced provincial champions at the bantam A level — on home ice the previous weekend — and in the midget B championship Sunday night at Provost. “Three provincial banners this year alone … yeah, pretty rare,” said Hegberg, who is in his first year as the Stettler minor hockey president. “Three provincial banners and four league titles, plus we have another one possibly this week, with the midget Bs finishing out their season (in the North Central Minor Hockey Association). “Either way, it’s been a pretty good year for Stettler. I’ve

been getting lots of feedback and comments from people. “Winning sure makes it a lot funner for everybody. As much as it’s supposed to be a sport of fair play and fun and all that, everybody has a competitive side to them and everybody wants to win, as much as they might tell you it’s just to go out and have fun, everybody gets pretty riled up at this time of year and wants to bring some kind of championship. I hope that if there’s any kids that feel like they’re maybe on the way out of the sport that maybe a win here or there can keep them in the sport for maybe another year or longer.” The Stettler peewee A players were happy campers Sunday, which they began with a 3-1 semifinal victory over Rocky Mountain House, the same team that had swept the Storm in the North Central league final just a week earlier. “Our guys were 100 per cent committed going into this weekend,” said Hegberg, whose storied playing days included years in the Western Hockey League, Canadian university and minor-pro. Continued on Page B3

‘We played hard,’ says midget captain Continued from Page B1 Stewart, Anderson, McCallum and Parker Cassidy were also teammates with the 2011 provincial high school football champion Stettler Wildcats. The Stettler-based Chill bantam team that won a provincial championship in 2010 included seven members of this season’s Hockey Alberta midget B champions — Anderson, Croker, Davidson, McCallum, Woelk, and Brogan and Parker Cassidy. “We were all jumping around,” Brogan Cassidy

said of the Blues’ reaction Sunday after the late goal gave them gold. “We were all thinking it (was going to overtime), and then we just got that last shot on net and it went in.” The provincial-host Provost Blades lost to Stettler in the Zone 7 championship earlier this month. In the first game of that twogame series, Brogan Cassidy suffered a concussion that sidelined him temporarily. “I took a nasty run into the boards head-first,” he said. “I didn’t know I had (a concussion). I played

the second game. I probably shouldn’t have, but … “I went to the doctor and they told me to take it easy. So I took the weekend off and didn’t play any games, and started feeling better.” He returned in time for the league championship series, which saw Stettler sweep Rimbey in two straight games to begin a stretch of seven games in eight days. “It was fine,” Brogan Cassidy said of his comeback from headaches. “Like, this last weekend, I didn’t notice it.” Hockey fans who made the trip through a nasty


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snowstorm en route to Provost certainly noticed the Stettler contingent, which lived up to its billing early in the tournament and finished in dramatic fashion. The Blues listened to their coach — and in Parker Cassidy’s case — his father. “He always wanted us to be playing it hard, because you play a team that’s not as strong and you almost get complacent,” said the Stettler captain. “And then, it would be hard to turn the switch on when you needed to play well. We played hard. “Our first game, we didn’t play all that well, and then we got a good talking to.” The Blues came to play, as they say, Sunday. Between the playoff games, they rested as best they could. “We had checked out of our hotel, but they let us come back and we waited in the lobby,” Parker Cassidy said. “We sat on the couches in the lobby in the hotel.” PRELIMINARY PLAY Stettler 6 Bow Island 3 — Davidson collected two goals and an assist, while Stefan du Toit assisted on each of the Blues’ first three goals. Anderson, Rost and both Cassidys — Parker and Brogan — scored the other Stettler goals. Woelk made 27 saves. Stettler 9 Sexsmith 2 — In their second game Friday, the Blues got two goals each from Davidson and Fisher, and singles from Rost, Croker, Werbowesky, Justin McKenzie and Parker Cassidy. Anderson added three assists, and McCallum tended goal. Stettler 10 Olds 2 — Rost and Brogan Cassidy each tallied twice as Stettler outshot Olds 54-14 in the Blues’ lone game Saturday. Werbowesky, Hanton, Anderson, Fisher, Chase McGonigal and Stefan du Toit netted the other Stettler goals. Woelk was in the Blues’ net.

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Stettler Legion Blues captains Parker Cassidy (left), Logan Davidson and Brogan Cassidy carry the provincial midget B hockey championship banner they won Sunday night at Provost.

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Provincial hockey hat trick for Rost family of Stettler JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor A storybook season for Stettler minor hockey includes chapters full of family connections. And none is more compelling than that of the Rost family, which had representatives on all three of the provincial championship teams from Stettler. Two weekends ago, coach Rory Rost and his 14-yearold son, Ethan, won the bantam A provincial crown as part of the host Storm that went unbeaten in their 10-team tournament at the Stettler Recreation Centre. This past weekend, two more Rost siblings captured provincial championships — 12-year-old Erik with the Stettler peewee A team that mined gold at Hinton, and 16-year-old Kieran with the Stettler midget A team that won the Hockey Alberta midget B banner at Provost. “I’m very proud of the boys — I’m proud of them all, obviously — but I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a situation in any community where three brothers on three separate teams won provincials in the same year,” said Rory Rost, a longtime minor hockey coach in Stettler. “I don’t think it’s ever happened in this province. “I thought about it myself, ‘What are the odds?’ The odds of winning provincials are quite remote. To have three in the same year, it’s almost unheard of. “My sister — she’s a hockey mom (in Camrose) — she texted me and said, ‘What are the odds of that happening?’ Three brothers on three separate teams winning provincials in the same year.” It was indeed a celebratory weekend for the Rost clan, with Rory in Hinton with Erik, while Ethan joined mother Shannon watching Kieran in action at the midget provincials in Provost.

The oldest of the Rost brothers, 19-year-old Mackenzie, graduated from the Stettler midget program last season. After the peewee A team wrapped up its golden overtime performance Sunday, the Stettler families kept abreast of Sunday evening’s dramatic midget B final on the way home. “I got reports from Provost,” coach Rost said. “It sounded pretty exciting there, too. We were driving home and getting reports and texts that they had won with about two seconds left in regulation, against Edson. “I was driving and Erik was reading the texts … it was pretty neat.” It was indeed a neat couple of weeks for multiple Stettler families. The du Toit clan had three gold-medallists — Paul with the bantam team and Jacques and Stefan with the midgets. The du Toits and Rosts were among five families that had gold-medallists on both the midget and bantam teams. The others were: Parker (midget) and Drew (bantam) Cassidy; Brogan (midget) and Quade (bantam) Cassidy; and David (midget) and Euan (bantam) Hanton. “He was motivation to win, because I didn’t want to hear him showing off about winning his provincials,” joked Stettler midget captain Parker Cassidy, whose younger brother Drew watched the midget tournament. Their father, Matt, coached the midget champions, and their mother, Apryl, earned widespread praise for chairing the bantam provincials in Stettler. “Kieran Rost … his little brother was on that bantam team, and his youngest brother was on the peewee team that won it,” Parker Cassidy said. “So he was wanting us to win so that he wasn’t the only one around the house without a medal, and so we didn’t make fun of him.”

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Switenky supplies ‘outstanding’ leadership Continued from Page B2 “We had a real good year, but we had our down spurts. We could even tell from the first day of the tournament, our first game — even though we were a team all year — we became a unit of one. It was amazing to see our guys just compete together and believe in each other and believe in themselves.” Hegberg credited captain James Switenky for leading that effort. “He just stepped his game up tremendously for this tournament,” the coach said. “He was outstanding. He scored a few goals, but just his entire play throughout the weekend was outstanding. Great job in leading the team, and I think our guys fed off throughout the weekend. “Davin Nattestad in net played some of his best hockey all year. He probably had his best game all year against Rocky in the semifinals.” In that game, Conner, De Young and Switenky scored for Stettler, which had posted three wins and a tie in the preliminary round. THURSDAY Stettler 6 Lethbridge 2 — Kuefler collected three goals and an assist to lead the Storm surge. Conner netted two goals, while Rhett Shingoose picked up a goal and two assists. FRIDAY Stettler 4 Peace River 4 — In a preview of the final, Kuefler scored a pair of goals for Stettler, and Dawson Beck and Adam Shirley added one each. Peace River’s Tyrees Gorham scored the equalizer with 3:21 left in regulation time. Stettler 4 Beaumont 1 — Austin Jacobson fired two goals and singles went to Conner and Kameron

Bainbridge. SATURDAY Stettler 3 Spruce Grove 0 — Shirley was the man of the hour as he scored all three goals. Bainbridge assisted on all of them. Stettler ‘most sportsmanlike team’ Stettler not only earned gold medals, but also

earned accolades for its sportsmanship. Hegberg said the Storm were consistently recognized during the tournament for carrying themselves with class on and off the ice. He shared a Facebook posting from tournament chairman Bill Mcdonald: “Congratulations go out

to the Stettler Storm on taking gold at the 2013 Hinton peewee A provincials. Truly an amazing bunch of players, coaches and parents and grandparents. If hockey communities could carbon copy that of Stettler, we would truly have an amazing sport. Voted clearly the most sportsmanlike team … WOW!”

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Stettler peewee girls garner league title Submitted by Sheri Morbeck Stettler Storm peewee girls The Stettler Storm peewee girls wrapped up their season by winning the North Central Minor Hockey Association championship last Tuesday in Camrose. In a one-game final, Stettler defeated Camrose 6-4. Krysta Froese led the Storm with three goals and five points. Gracie Morbeck added two goals and Jessie Armstrong had the other. The Storm outshot the hosts 42-31. Stettler’s peewee girls’ team was formed last season. In the Storm’s first year, they struggled to find their place, and finished near the bottom of the league. Now, in one short year, the girls have persevered, learning to play with confidence in themselves and their teammates, and have won the championship banner. The Stettler girls lost only five games all season. They played in two tournaments — an eight-team event Stettler hosted, and a tournament in Vermilion, both of which they won. Then, the coaches and players decided to try for a berth in the provincials. The Storm sailed through the first round against Sherwood Park, but then came up short in their two-game series against Irma. Irma went on to win the zone title and represented Zone 7 at the provincial championship. The Stettler girls quickly rebounded to finish the regular season in first place. For the playoffs, a round-robin format was used (two games, total points) between the top four teams in the league. The girls won four games, lost one and tied one, with both the loss and tie being against Camrose. That kept Stettler in first place, and with home-venue advantage. However, due to scheduling issues for both Camrose and Stettler, the Stettler girls — and their parents and other fans — made the road trip to Camrose last Tuesday night for a “winner-take-all” game. This championship team consisted of players from

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The Stettler peewee girls won the North Central Minor Hockey Association banner. In the back row (from left) are assistant coach Todd DeVloo, Rachel Morbeck, assistant coach Glen Morbeck, Maddie Kuefler, Hunter Paulson, Robyn Yaremcio, head coach Mike Kuefler, Chelsey DeVloo and Alex Geddes. In the middle row (from left) are Kacee Ward, Rachael Deaver, Gia Arsenault, Jessie Armstrong, Gracie Morbeck and Baillie Bish. In front are Krysta Froese and Rebecca Bridge. Stettler, Erskine, Big Valley (Jessie Armstrong), Elnora (Kacee Ward) and Forestburg (Baillie Bish). It was a great commitment this season on behalf of

all 14 members of the Stettler squad. Six of the top 10 scorers for the league were Stettler girls, with Maddie Kuefler leading the way.

Stettler staves off Lacoka for midget crown Submitted by BJ Avramenko Stettler Storm midget girls The Stettler Storm are the North Central Minor Hockey Association midget female champions. The girls opened the best-of-three final last Tuesday at home against the Lacoka Rockets. The Storm opened the scoring early on a goal by Jennifer Hallett. Stettler was assessed a major penalty late in the period and was able to kill it off, keeping the momentum. In the second period, Stettler took advantage of a power play when Sarah Imbery scored. Jayden Hogg added more insurance with just 32 seconds left in the period. In the third period, the girls kept the pressure on Lacoka. Jessie Anderson scored and Hogg got her

second of the night to round out the scoring. Stettler’s Sommer Bauman was outstanding in net, especially when the team was shorthanded, blocking all 22 shots she faced. Game 2 was in Lacombe Saturday evening. The Storm jumped on Lacoka quickly, with a goal by Hallett. Lacoka wasn’t going to lie down and battled back with a goal of its own less than two minutes later. Stettler took the lead again on a goal by Kelsie Litke. The second period was all Lacoka as its goalie stopped all 12 shots she faced, and they took the lead, scoring two goals in less than four minutes. Stettler came back hard in the third after a denied goal. Dani Van Dusen broke through the Lacoka squad and scored the equalizer with a nifty flip shot that handcuffed

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of 24 shots. Congratulations to the girls, including graduates Bauman and Van Dusen. Good luck.

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The Stettler Storm captured the North Central Minor Hockey Association midget girls’ championship. In the back row (from left) are Sommer Bauman, Jennifer Hallett, Shayla McLean, Harlee Avramenko, Kendra Rusaw, Jessie Anderson and Ronni Burrows. In the front row (from left) are Sarah Imbery, Maria Bourdage, Jayden Hogg, Kelsie Litke and Lindsey McKinnon. Missing from the photo are Grace Chapman, Kennidy Fisher, Sarah Mrazek, Dakota Schwarzenberger, and Dani and Morgan Van Dusen.

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the scoring with only 34 seconds left in the game, making it a 6-3 final. Lindsey McKinnon was strong in net, stopping 21

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For up-to-date equipment listings, please check our website: Wayne Fecho: 403.854.0450, Ritchie Bros. Territory Manager – Bobby Miller: 403.358.1393 800.491.4494

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Obituaries LEE Donald Donald Quinn Lee passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose on March 17, 2013 at the age of 56. Don leaves to mourn his loss with heavy hearts his wife Kathy, and sons Jordan and Ryan. He is also survived by son Curtis from a previous marriage, brother Jim of Red Deer, sisters Pat (Duane) Saunders of Sundre,and Diane (Bob) Conibear of Meeting Creek. Don’s additional family includes Karen (Pat) Cox, Vicky(Garry) Radke, Alan Holt all of Bashaw, Valerie Voros of Sherwood Park, and Sid Holt of Edmonton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Bob Lee in 1981, his mother Jean in 1983, father in law Ted Holt in 1991 and mother in law Alma Holt in 1998. A celebration of Don’s life was held at the Bashaw Community Hall at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, with Pastor Jeff Decelle of Zion Lutheran Church Presiding. Family Interment will follow at the Bashaw Cemetery. Memorials gratefully accepted to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the Bashaw Fire Department, or the charity of one’s choice. Don (known to many as Automatic, so called by his dad) was born in Edmonton on June 13, 1956 and passed away in Camrose hospital with his family around him on March 17, after a very courageous battle with cancer. Raised in the Donalda area, Don took his schooling in Donalda and Stettler. He was a good farmer who loved the land, but also loved the odd and unusual, with a keen eye for a bargain at the auction. It was as much the people he knew through them, as perhaps a good bargain that kept him going. Though failing in health, he was able to direct us in preparing for his next auction, repairing and polishing toys, and although determined to be there, he had suffered enough that God took him home to rest. He welcomed the duck hunting season when hunters who kept coming back and had become friends, would visit. He was able to get his crop harvested, while never being too busy to take a minute or two to chat. He made time for friends, because he understood it is those bonds that made life worth living. He was very appreciative for all the help he received with farming, and never wanted to put too much onto those who helped. He must have treated them well enough, because many of them are still friends now. Don was a handy-man who has dry walled or painted many homes in both the communities of Donalda and Bashaw. He had worked with his brother Jim in the oil patch, but his dad’s failing health and his love of the land brought him to settle on the farm. Don passed on his love of farming to Jordan and Ryan. They learned from him, and helped where their capabilities allowed. Helping out just meant more time with Dad. His church family was important to him, and when invited to serve on church council he didn’t hesitate, and that became the glue that connected him enough to feel he belonged there. Even when he became too unwell to make a 9:30 service. He still felt welcome enough to make it for coffee after the service. The congregation’s prayers were so much appreciated, and he leaned on their support. Don’s bravery and positive attitude throughout his cancer journey was inspirational. He did all he could to fight the disease, managing to keep his sense of humor and hope to the very end. His room was one the doctors and nurses liked to enter, for they were always told how much their help was appreciated. No matter how painful the treatment, he endured it because he would do anything to have more time with Kathy and their boys, knowing how much he would be missed, but knowing their bond was tight enough to take care of each other. He will be sorely missed by many. To express condolences to Don’s family, please visit Arrangements Entrusted To BASHAW FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~ 780.372.2353

STARLING Many thanks to the County of Stettler, and The Botha Community Centre for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Thanks to Lorraine Hankins for her awesome presentation and to friend Shawn Derr for nominating me. The supper was delicious the entertainment superb the evening memorable. Congratulations to all the very deserving award winners. ~Phyllis Starling

Thank you to the following businesses for their donations: Byemoor Store Peavey Mart Party Maxx Tim Hortons

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A HUGE thanks to all participants and sponsors for making our TREK FOR TOURETTE a great success. Our Stettler Trek raised over $5,000 to the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Kirk, Twila, Ryder, Bronc & Colter Buchwitz

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DIEGEL It is with deep sadness that the family of Barb Diegel announces her passing on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Calgary Foothills Hospital at the age of 65 years. Barbara Ann Yates was born in Stettler, Alberta to parents Irene (Robinson) and Cyril Yates on Thursday, December 25, 1947. She grew up on a farm in the Botha area with her sisters and brothers. Barb met and married the love of her life Marvin Diegel and to this union three children were born. Many people will remember Barb as the lady at the bank, as she worked in various banks for over thirty years. Barb was an amazing sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and best friend. She was the one that always held the family together in the good times and the bad times! She could also kick your butt in most card games and would welcome everyone into her home. Barb will be forever missed by her loving family: husband Marvin Diegel of Stettler; sons Steve (Shannon) Diegel of Red Deer and Calvin Diegel of Stettler; daughter Shannon (Mike) Krzyczkowski of Grande Prairie; four grandchildren: Kyla Diegel (Eric Brooks) of Fort McMurray, Sheldon Diegel (Keegan Coates) of Blackfalds, twins Kaitlin and Mikayla Krzyczkowski of Grande Prairie; great granddaughter Layla Diegel; mother in law Maria Diegel of Gadsby; sisters: Linda (Ken) Taylor, Joyce Vold (Dennis Pugh), Sharon (Bill) Wegener and Jackie Malowski (Darren); brother Byron Yates; half sister Ruth (Herb) Klassen; step sisters: Della, Yvonne and Marlene; brothers in law Stan (Gloria) Diegel and Dwayne (Cindy) Diegel; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many dear friends. Barb was predeceased by her parents Irene and Cyril Yates, brother Allan Yates and stepmother Eileen Yates. A celebration of Barb’s life was held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home with Reverend Ross Helgeton officiating. Doug McKay presented his gift of music as organist, accompanying the congregational hymns Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art, long time friend Dale Kent presented the eulogy. Barbara was laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Alberta with her children serving as bearers. Following the interment family and friends gathered together for a time of fellowship with luncheon served by the Halkirk Hall Board. Donations may be made in memory to S.T.A.R.S. or a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send or view condolences to the family, please visit

Obituaries YOUNG John Whitlock M r. J o h n Yo u n g , l a t e o f Sherwood Park, formerly of Halkirk, Alberta, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the age of 85 years. He was the beloved brother of Edwina Carol “Teddie” Wernicke, brotherin-law of Evelyn Young and uncle of Castle, Stephen, Michael, Justin, and their families; and Lynda, Larry, David, Gordon, Cathy, Carolyn and their families. John was predeceased by his father, Edwin, in 1975; his mother, Ruth, in 1983; and his brother, Charles in 1986. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm from First Memorial Riverview Chapel, 11090 - 86 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan with Reverend Allen McPhedran officiating. Donations in lieu of flowers gratefully accepted directly to the Edmonton Humane Society, 10806 - 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 9Z9. Online condolences may be sent through www.dignitymemorial .com.

GALLEBERG Mr. Fredrick “Rick” 1945 - 2013 Fredrick John Galleberg passed away peacefully at his home in Stettler, AB, March 13, 2013 at the age of 67 years. Rick is survived by his loving partner Karen Symes and her daughters Julie and Teressa, his sisters Dianne (Dick) Haworth of Trochu, AB and Merrilee (Ron) Rains of Calgary, AB, his brother Michael (Mary) Galleberg of Calgary, AB, aunt Irene Duncan of Drumheller, AB, mother-in-law Edith Schmidt of Stettler, AB, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of dear and wonderful friends. Rick was predeceased by his father Norman in 1988, his mother Colleen in 1994 and by his brother Harold in 2008. Rick was born and raised in the Big Valley, AB area and attended the Big Valley school. Rick worked in the oil patch most of his adult life. Starting as a surveyor and seismic driller in the high Arctic to tank truck driver, well security and finally owning and operating his own vegetation management company. Through his work, Rick met and became friends with many people. Rick enjoyed his cup of coffee, baseball, (especially the Toronto Blue Jays), playing cards and visiting with family and friends, especially the kids. Karen and Rick took trips to Mexico and Las Vegas when time allowed. Rick will be missed for his sparkling, mischievous eyes, infectious laugh and his strong, stubborn and independent personality. A memorial service for Rick was held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. with the Rev. Susan Bowyer of the Big Valley United Church officiating. Following the committal service at the Big Valley cemetery, a supper was served for all of Rick’s family and friends at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Rick, memorial contributions may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, the Stollery Children’s Hospital or to the Big Valley Cemetery in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

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CAMERON FORSYTH 1946 - 2007 Six long years have come and gone since your passing. Yet it seems like only yesterday when we sadly said good-bye. We still and will always miss you.

To o u r w o n d e r f u l a n d thoughtful children for the hard work arranging a successful surprise 40th Anniversary Party. Thanks to our grandchildren for singing. It was precious. Also thanks for the gifts, money, cards and all the family & friends who


to make our evening one we will always cherish. Eldon & Dale Van Straten.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Coming Events

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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


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ANTIQUE SHOW - Western Canada’s longest running collectors show - Antiques, collectibles, and pop culture. 38th Annual Wild Rose Antique Collectors Show & Sale. Sellers from across Canada. Special collectors displays. Antique evaluations by Canadian Antiques Roadshow appraiser Frank Hall - $12 per item. Good Friday, Mar. 29, 9 - 5 p.m.; Sat., Mar. 30, 10 - 5 p.m. Edmonton Expo Centre, Edmonton. 780-437-9722; www. ATTENTION all former staff of the Stettler Brand Office; we are planning an office staff reunion in the Ramada Motel, Stettler on May 4, 2013. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kathy Gschaid 403-327-9431 or Dawn Benoit 403-742-6226 for further details.

Mennonite Youth Easter Program Mennonite Church 10 miles south of Stettler on Hwy. 56 & 2 miles east

Good Friday Morning March 29 at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome!


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Easter Holiday Hours & Deadlines The Stettler Independent will be closed March 29th Good Friday Bashaw paper for Tues. Apri. 2 Deadline is Wed. March 27 @ 5 Stettler & Weekender

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REWARD OFFERED Wedding band lost in Stettler - sentimental value If found call 403-347-9267

Employment #700 - #920 Come join us for Cake & coffee to help celebrate Walter Haustein’s 75th Birthday Sat. March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Nevis Hall .


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HELP SHOWCASE your community’s vibrant culture during Alberta Culture Days. Funding is available. For more information, visit www. Deadline to apply is May 3, 2013.

Sunday, April 14 4:30-7 p.m. in the C.E. Wing of Stettler United Church $10/person Everyone welcome! “Come & see our new renovations�

Variety Sho Stettler presents wcase VALDY April 7th, 2013 Shows @ 2:00pm & 7:30 pm Sh P Performing Arts Center

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Full/Part Time Store Administrator Position Now Available Then Kal Tire wants you to consider becoming a part of our team. With over 230 locations, Kal Tire is the largest independently owned tire dealer in Canada. We offer a motivating and fun atmosphere, empowering and supportive work culture and a comprehensive on the job training program. Do you have ... • A desire to provide customer service through sales, tire replacement and repair. • The ability to work in a fast paced, customer oriented workplace where multitasking is often required. • A strong desire to exceed customer expectations. • A professional, friendly and courteous demeanor. • An understanding of a variety of accounting principles including accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory and payroll. • Effective problem solving, planning, organizing and communications skills. • The attitude to successfully work in a team atmosphere. With competitive salary and beneďŹ ts programs, as well as the opportunity to participate in proďŹ t sharing, Kal Tire could be just the career move you’ve been looking for!


Sherritt International Corporation Sherritt Corporation is a leading naturalInternational resources company with locations is Canada a leading naturalSaskatchewan resources company with locations in (Alberta, and Ontario), Cuba in Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan Ontario), work Cuba and Madagascar. Sherritt providesand a dynamic and Madagascar. a dynamic work environment that Sherritt promotesprovides and invests in growth environment that promotes and invests in growth opportunities in each of its principal businesses and – opportunities in each of its principal businesses and – most importantly – its people. most importantly – its people. Our Sherritt Coal division is Canada’s largest thermal coal producer, surface mineslargest in the provinces of Alberta Our Sherritt with Coal ten division is Canada’s thermal coal producer, with ten surface mines in theProducing provinces ofmore Alberta and Saskatchewan. and Saskatchewan. than 94% of the Producing thermal more produced than 94% ofinthethe thermal coal produced the country, Sherritt coal country, Sherritt incurrently supplies currently supplies domestic utilities and international companies with fuel domestic utilities and international companies with fuel for for electricity generation. electricity generation. Maintenance Supervisor Competition # 16-177-12 Accountant/Accounts Analyst Area Paintearth Mine – Halkirk/Forestburg Paintearth Mine (near Forestburg, Alberta) Position Profile: Reporting directly to the Maintenance Position Thiswill position reports the Chief Manager Profile: this position coordinate anddirectly assign to maintenance Accountant. Responsibilities assisting safe in the activities to personnel in a include cost effective, and development deliveryThis of timely and financial environmentaland manner. position willaccurate also assist with statements to Management. Duties will include to reconciling monthly and quarterly forecasts and the annual maintenance all accounts, auditing records, preparing and budget. As well assumeaccounting other duties and responsibilities as providing analysis, of circumstances monthly forecast may be cost required due preparation to changing in and the annual budgets, completing month end and interacting with economic and physical environment of the mine. internal and external auditors. Qualifications: Qualifications: The ideal candidate will posses a Journeyman Trades The ideal candidate willEngineering posses a University Degree or diploma certificate, Mechanical Technologist diploma or related Accounting andofpossess leastoftwo yearsmining of related degree to with a minimum 5 to 10 at years related and experience be working towards a professional designation. supervisoryand experience. Other combinations of education and Other combinations of experience and educationofmay be experience may be considered. Demonstration excellent considered. interpersonal, communication, leadership and organizational

is now accepting applications for the following position: RECEPTION/ TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANT Bashaw OfďŹ ce Excellent computer skills required, ability to deal with the public, clients and employees. Must be energetic, self motivated, excellent communication skills, and organized. Please submit resumes via Fax: 1-780-384-2402 Email:

skills as well as the ability to learn quickly and maintain Sherritt Coaleven offers competitive compensation and motivation in athe face of inevitable setbacks is benefits an asset. package and provides the opportunity for personal growth and development. Sherritt Coal offers a competitive compensation and benefits Closing April 1,for 2013 package and provides the date: opportunity personal growth and development. Please e-mail or faxdate: your January resume and cover letter to Closing 28, 2013 Human Resources: E-mail: 403.884.3003 Please e-mail or fax your resume andFax: cover letter to

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interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We would kindly appreciate no phone calls.


LIVE & WORK on a New Zealand, Australian, or European farm! AgriVenture arranges dairy, crop, sheep, beef & swine placements for young adults; 1-888-598-4415


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.




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wish kitchen & gift Christine Saltvold & Jeremy Verhoeven May 11 Marci Ackerman & Cole Spady dance May 25 Amanda Dick & David Elder June 15 Melissa Derksen & Jamie Hamilton June 22 Larissa Webster & Cameron Jackson July 6 Monica Bauman & Sheldon Donald July 20 Whitney Van Landuyt & Carson Sutton August 10 Amanda Manz & Michael Buck August 24 View registries online

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MOTIVATED individual for oilfield safety. Mechanical abilities and oilfield exp. an asset. Wage depending on exp. Willing to train. Employer ref’s req’d. Fax resume to 403-742-2033 or email:


MOBILE BONE DENSITOMETRY Insight Medical Imaging will be offering Mobile Bone Densitometry testing in Stettler for 3 weeks.

April 22 - May 10, 2013 If you require testing for Osteoporosis Please contact your Physician’s office to obtain a referral.

For further inquiries contact 1-866-771-9446

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 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.


Immediate Positions Available

Night Supervisors Must be able to provide truck Please send resume to 403-340-0886 or email: pnieman@ website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com

Phone 403-742-3535 or drop off resume at 4814 49 Street, Stettler, AB



The Bethany Group is hiring for the following positions: Licensed Practical Nurses – (LPN) Full-Time, FTE 1.0 - (FIVE POSITIONS) Part-Time, FTE 0.70 – (SIX) POSITIONS) Camrose Sites (Seven) Positions Bashaw Meadows Supportive Living (Four) Positions Position Summary: The LPN role is interdependent and collaborative, working under the direction of the Registered Nurse, but being accountable for his/her own nursing actions. The LPN uses knowledge, skills and attitudes in carrying out the nursing process to provide competent nursing care. The LPN practices within the Licensed Practical Nurses’ Regulations under the Health Professions Act to full scope of practice, the job description and policies and procedures of The Bethany Group. Qualifications: Current Registration with CLPNA Geriatric nursing an asset Medication Administration & Demonstrated Competency Course Basic Rescuer – Level A CPR certification is required. Salary: $24.43 to $31.99 per hour Closing Date: April 8, 2013 Please submit applications to: The Bethany Group 4612 – 53 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1Y6 Fax: (780) 679-2001 Email: A current Police Information Check is a pre-employment requirement for new employees to The Bethany Group.



CAREER OPPORTUNITY, apprentice to be a licensed glass worker. Permanent full-time position, installing residential and commercial windows and doors, automotive glass, glass cutting and fabrication. Drivers license a must. Apply in person to Heartland Glass, Stettler or fax resume to 403-742-2678. HELP WANTED: AG Mechanic/Service Manager required on farm/feedlot operation in south central Alberta. Mechanic licence an asset but not required. Competitive wages and benefits. Housing available. Please fax resume to 403-546-2445. Email: careers or phone 403-312-3577 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: Fax 780-960-8930 or apply in person: 702 Acheson Road, Acheson, Alberta. New Holland dealer in Stettler is now accepting applications for Agricultural Technicians or Journeyman/Heavy Duty mechanics with ag experience. We offer year round employment, hourly salary from $25 to $32.50 depending on qualifications, excellent benefits and a positive, friendly team oriented work environment. If you are looking for a rewarding career with a successful growing organization, then forward your resume to: Bill’s Farm Supplies, Attn: Tracey, Box 1325, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0, fax 403-742-1282, email to:

Your application will be kept strictly confidential.

TANKMASTER RENTALS requires CLASS 1 BED TRUCK Operators for Central Alberta. Competitive wages and benefits. or fax 403-340-8818




F/T Safety Officer

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

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EXPERIENCED PIPELINE LABORERS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS,. Must have all safety tickets. Competitive wages. Fax or email: 403-749-3367


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Please join us Saturday March 30th at Sean’s No Frills 11am to 5 pm Thank you for your Support!

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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




Position will commence when a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jade or Jim by fax to 403742-3317, by email to

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NOT HAPPY in your current store? Busy Red Deer import dealership is seeking a Finance Manager. Above avg wage earn 10-20k/month, full benefit pkg, demo plan. Relocation incentive available. Its time you get paid for your hard work!!! Email resume to



AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING INC. is looking for Welders with leadership and management skills. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: 780-846-2231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax). PYRAMID CORPORATION IS NOW HIRING! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: or fax 780-955-HIRE


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

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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 with air brake endorsement. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. Do not fill in city or state. SEMI RETIRED? Want to see the country? We are looking for 1 ton O/O to transport RVs throughout North American. 1-866-736-6483; www.

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VacAttack is expanding into Stettler & Area! We are currently looking to hire drivers and swampers for our fleet of modern & well maintained Trucks. Experience is preferred, but willing to train if employee is motivated to learn. Top wages and great benefit package. Resumes can be submitted by emailing to, or mail to Box 59, Millett AB T0C 1Z0 or call 1-888-424-4822.





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REQUIRES FULL-TIME SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYEES, May to September. QUALIFICATIONS: Must return to school in September; ages 15-30. Please forward resume to or by person 6302-44 Ave., Stettler.


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RESIDENT PARK CARETAKER, Lea Park Campground, Marwayne, Alberta. Duties include fee collection & maintenance May to October. Fax or email resume to receive information package. Living quarters provided. 780-847-4144;


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Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd. is seeking qualified candidates to fill Floorhand, Derrickhand and Driller positions. These positions are locally based. Applicants must have all necessary valid tickets for the position applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary & benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: Fax: 403-258-3197 Or mail to: Ste. 5309, 333 - 96 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

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ALBERTA PRAIRIE RAILWAY EXCURSIONS is currently hiring both full and part-time staff to work in the office and on the train. Applicants must be willing to work weekends, be outgoing and like working with people. If you are looking for exciting and challenging work where you will meet guests from all over the world, Alberta Prairie may have the right job for you. Please drop off a resume or pickup an application at 4611-47 Ave., Stettler or mail resume to P.O. Box 1600, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. For additional information call Bob at 403-742-2811.

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Diamond Award Recipient Unusual Find! 22 Acres, drilled well, scenic. #CA0009771. $84,900.


BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE ACREAGE near Donalda. 15.5 acres with lovely 5 bedroom bungalow, attached garage, heated shop, machine shop and barn. $399,000.

LARGE OPEN CONCEPT FAMILY HOME. Lots of room for everyone with 4 bedrooms/3 baths and 2958 sq. ft. of living space. “A Must See”. $320,000.

5 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME close to schools. Many recent upgrades. Beautiful new bath downstairs. Fenced yard, large lot and detached garage. $207,000.

THIS 3 BEDROOM GRANDVIEW HOME sits on a large beautifully landscaped lot. 2 solariums, hot tub and attached garage. Close to Rec Centre. $265,000.

AFFORDABLE STARTER HOME. 3 bedroom/2 bath, finished basement, deck off kitchen looks out to large fenced yard. Great home for young family. $169,900.

SPACIOUS WELL CARED FOR 3 bedroom mobile on its own lot. Cozy addition, solarium for summer use and detached garage. Nicely landscaped. $169,000.

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Excellent Family Home - Featuring 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, games room, family room, 2 fireplaces, very functional floor plan. Great neighbourhood, close to school. Hurry today to view this family friendly home. #CA0003628. $324,900.

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

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Newer townhouse with plenty of room, corner unit. Nice way to start or retire. $224,500. Call Doug.

3 bdr, 4 level split plenty of room for the family. $249,000. Call Jill.

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Quiet Living in this 3 bdrm 1900 sq. ft. bungalow with 12 lots in Gadsby. All for $119,000. Call Garry.


Highway commercial property 1.19 acres, and residential .65 acre property. Call Doug for details.

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4 level split 2400 sq. ft. finished. In Grandview. $284,000. Call Edna.


Tidy 2 bdrm home for great price. $123,900. Call Norma.



Recreational lake property, year round cabin with garage on ½ acre lot. $419,000.

50 x 140 Lots - For sale in Donalda 6 lots to choose from. $15,000. Overlooks the coulees. Call Jill for details.


3 bdrm home on double lot with nicely landscaped yard. $184,000. Call Wade.

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2 storey 1600+ sq. ft. home, on quiet close with green space out front. $299,000. Call Atie.

Cozy bi-level. Built in 2004. Detached garage. Fenced, and ready for a new family. $312,500. Call Atie.



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1998 mobile on own lot, unique floor plan. Priced to sell @ $159,900. Call Edna.

3 bdrm modular home with nicely landscaped yard in Erskine. $139,000. Call Ross.

2788 sq. ft. home on large fenced lot in Botha. $195,000. Call Garry.


4 acres, w/ 1900 sqft home. Edge of Stettler. Att. garage, large barn & shed. $490,000. Call Wade.

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3 bdrms, 2 baths. Close to downtown. New Shingles, Very tidy. $258,000. Call Ross.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Misc. Help

MEAT MANAGER, Jasper Super A. Jasper Super A is looking for an experienced Retail Meat Manager. As Meat Manager you will be responsible for all aspects of the managing the department, including cutting meat. You must have working knowledge of gross margins, expense controls and human resources management. The successful candidate must have Grade 12 (or equivalent) and be able to provide a “clear� security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities please forward your resume to our Head Office, The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) in confidence to: Human Resources, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email:

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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;



JUICE JUNKEES, Rimbey, Alberta. Friday, April 5, 11 a.m. Selling commercial property & building, enclosed trailer, W/I freezer, refrigeration, ice & I/cream machines, juice & smoothy bar equipment, sinks, SS tables, tables & chairs, security equipment. See www. 1-800-371-6963 LARGE AUCTION of hardwood flooring (finished & unfinished), pallet racking equipment, office furniture. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., 9370 48 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Phone 1-888-453-6964.

Office Supplies


WHITE 20LB BOND PAPER: 8.5 X 11 10 pkgs. of 500 sheets

$48/case Shop Stettler & Save! 403-742-2395

MEIER - 2 DAY CLASSIC CAR & TRUCK AUCTION. Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 11 a.m. Both days. Agricultural 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. #2000 - #2290 150 Classics. Farm Equipment ..............2010 Consign today, Haying Equipment ............2020 Call 780-440-1860.

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




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

Collector Auction Sun. April 7- 10 a.m. Household Bowden Lions Hall- Furnishings Bowden AB


AMISH FURNITURE. Coins, Soap stone carvHandcrafted. Lifetime ings, Die cast cars/trucks (Corgi, Matchbox, Ertl, guarantee! Choose your wood, design, style, Brooklin, American muscle, dimensions, stain and Lionel Eastwood, Collecfinish. Heirloom quality. tor Classic cars (1:43 scale), Caterpillar, Car me- Online catalogue: www. morabilia, Pepsi & coke Visit our gallery store at collectibles, Household, 2840 Calgary Trail in Furniture, Hand & power Edmonton. 780-701-0284 tools, Jewelry, Clothing, Shelving, Just too much to mention. Check web for full listing & Misc. for pictures. Sale is subject to additions Sale and deletions. NEVER SHOCK CHLORINATE AGAIN! Pilgrim Auction Newly Patented! Service “Kontinuous Shok� 403-556-5531 Chlorinator. Eliminates: Shock Chlorination; iron smell; bacterial bacteria; breeding in water wells. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. Visit our 29 inventions; COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 3rd Annual Edmonton SAWMILLS Motor Show Classic Car FROM ONLY $3997. Auction. April 19 - 21. Make money & save Edmonton Expo Centre. money with your own Over 75,000 spectators. bandmill. Cut lumber any Consign today. dimension. In stock ready 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; to ship. Free info & DVD; 400OT. 1-800-566-6899 FOOD EQUIPMENT ext. 400OT AUCTION. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., Montgomery Auction Sales Farm Custom Centre, Blackfalds. Selling 5000 sq. ft. of Work restaurant, bakery & deli equipment; www. 1-800-371-6963


Tractors ............................2030 Combines & Headers ......2040 Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210



FOR SALE Quality yearling Shorthorn bulls Red & Roan Quiet halter broke.

Majestic Shorthorns Jennifer Orom 403-704-6121


BULLS Heifer Bulls Cow Bulls

PIRO RED ANGUS P & R Zoller (403) 742-0336 BAR-DALE LIMOUSIN, ERSKINE, AB. 40, two year old virgin bulls for sale at the farm. Fully guaranteed. Call Carole Barclay at 403-742-4825, Terry 403-740-5037 Ricky 403-740-5711. email

Bale Hauling & Swathing

Misc. Help FARM SALE May 25th, Red Deer Westerner Park Ag-center. Poultry, waterfowl, sheep, goats, swine, perennials, started vegetables, Ag related supplies,etc. For vendor inquires and sale info contact Liz Munro 403-391-8697

Marketing of Hay and Straw Will load own truck

David Unruh Cell 403-323-6787 Home 403-742-4673



KLIMEC FARMS (15) 2 year old and yearling registered Black Angus bulls. Semen tested. Phone 403-783-0229

MEL’S MAINES & JANELL SHORTHORNS - Purebred red, red/white, and black maine and shorthorn yrlg bulls available - Mel Barkley 403-740-4958 FOR sale both two year old and yearling purebred PUREBRED red and black Gelbvieh bulls. We special- Angus bulls. 1 and 2 year ize in both the heifer bulls olds. Semen tested for light weight birth and and delivered. the large herd bulls for Vicwin farms the cows. WL Farms 403-784-3517, 403-854-2474. Hanna 403-318-7363.

Business Services #1000 - #1430

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




JT AUTO BODY LTD. “Serving Stettler & area for 37 yearsâ€? • Complete auto body repair & painting

Phone 403-742-2869 4606 - 40 St., Stettler

Cabinet Makers


BOB HOLOWENKO TEL: 403-742-6277 Res: 403-742-2409 No. 5 Kunstman Komplex

Box 685, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

Ph:403-742-5979 Fax:403-742-3656 Box 1595, 4907 - 50 Street, tree ee et, ett, Stettler A AB B

Chapman and Co. Professional Accountants LLP Guy Chapman, CA Chris Annand, CA Kendra Walgenbach, CA Naomi Roth, CGA P.O. Box 1328 4702- 51 Ave., Stettler Tel: 403-742-3438 e-mail:

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Certified General Accountants

Producing more than 94% of the thermal coal produced in the Our Sherritt Coal division is Canada’s largest thermal coal producer, with country, Sherritt currently supplies domestic utilities and ten surface mines in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Producing international companies with fuel for electricity generation. more than 94% of the thermal coal produced in the country, Sherritt currently supplies domestic utilities and international companies with fuel Maintenance Planning Coordinator for electricity generation.

Paintearth Mine (near Forestburg, Alberta) Maintenance Supervisor Competition # 16-177-12 PaintearthUnder Mine –the Halkirk/Forestburg Position Profile: direction of the Area Maintenance Planner, this position is responsible for data entry to support Position Profile: Reporting directly to the Maintenance the Computerized Maintenance Management System. Responsibilities include & manual filing of Manager this position will electronic coordinate and assign maintenance documents; activities toprocessing personnel work in aorders; cost updating effective, job safeplans; and environmental manner. entry Thisofposition will operating also assist with processing oil samples; equipment hours, downtime reasons and delays; maintaining of service, monthly and quarterly forecasts and the inventory annual maintenance budget. As well assumeand other duties and responsibilities as parts, training manuals; reviewing timecards as well as may be overtime required and duevacation to changing circumstances in the recording time. economic and physical environment of the mine. Qualifications: Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the equivalent to high school The ideal candidate will posses a Journeyman Trades graduation and completion of a diploma program at a college or technical Mechanical school. Other combinations of education and or certificate, Engineering Technologist diploma experience be considered. Experience MS Office Suite degree withmay a minimum of 5 to 10 years of in related mining and as well as computerized systemsof considered supervisory experience. maintenance Other combinations educationan and experience be considered. Demonstration asset. Must may demonstrate excellent interpersonal,of excellent communication organizational and administrative skills. interpersonal, communication, leadership and organizational skills as well as the ability to learn quickly and maintain motivation in athe face of inevitable setbacks is benefits an asset. Sherritt Coaleven offers competitive compensation and package and provides the opportunity for personal growth and Sherritt Coal offers a competitive compensation and benefits development. Closing April 1,for 2013 package and provides the date: opportunity personal growth and development. Please e-mail or faxdate: your January resume and cover letter to Closing 28, 2013 Human Resources: Please e-mail or fax your resume andFax: cover letter to E-mail: 403.884.3003 Human Resources: E-mail: Fax: 403.884.3001


interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We would kindly appreciate no phone calls.

Furnace Cleaning


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Horse/Stock Trailers


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



-Residential -Commercial -Farm Buildings -Renovations

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DR. D.G. BECKLUND Chiropractor -Gitzel Krejci Building

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

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

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Health Care

Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON Comprehensive eye health and vision exams Top quality frames, lenses and contacts Treatment of eye disease, injuries and surgical co-management

Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome

Stettler Professional Building 4819 51 Street


BRYON D. BALTIMORE of McCuaig Desrochers

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

Dr. KERRY WONG Optometrist Stettler, Alberta Box 1796 Phone 403-742-2998


Brenda Anderson, B.Comm., LL.B.

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


Grain, Feed Hay

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 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

5002 - 51 Ave., Stettler, AB Phone 403-742-2529 Fax 403-742-2522

Gary G. Grant Law Office

Legal Services

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.

Massage Therapy



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

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403-742-3007 DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; HOME PHONE RECONNECT. Toll free 1-866-287-1348. Cell phone accessories catalogue. Everyone welcome. To shop online at www.

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

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! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486;

Plumbing & Heating


4910 - 51 Street Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

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


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(Beside A & W)

One block East of Scotia Bank



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opportunities in each of its principal businesses and – Our Sherritt Coal division is Canada’s largest thermal coal producer, most importantly – its people. with ten surface mines in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

VERMILLIONAIRES 27TH CHAROLAIS Bull Sale. April 6, 2013, 1 p.m. Nilsson Bros. Livestock Vermilion. 80 - 2 year olds 15 Yearlings, white & red factor horned & polled. All bulls tie broke, semen tested. Don Good 780-853-2220; Brian Chrisp 780-853-3315

4607 - 59 St., Stettler


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

Sherritt International Corporation is a leading natural resources company with locations in SherrittSaskatchewan International Corporation Canada (Alberta, and Ontario), Cuba and is a leading natural with locations Madagascar. Sherrittresources providescompany a dynamic work environment that promotes and invests in growth in Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario), Cuba opportunities in each of its principal businesses and – and Madagascar. Sherritt provides a dynamic most work importantly – itsthat people. environment promotes and invests in growth

SIMMERON SIMMENTALS, Fullblood Full Fleckvieh Bulls, yearlings and 2 year olds, polled and horned, A.I. blood lines, very quiet, muscled. 780-913-7963

Call Curt or Rob

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Performance & EPD data available Accounting A.I. Sires


GUN & SPORTSMAN AUCTION. March 30, 10 a.m. Firearms, ammo, parts accessories, and more! Unreserved! No buyers fee! Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666. Details:



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“If It’s Electrical We Do It�


All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance

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Grain, Feed Hay



ROUND hay bales for sale. We deliver. Self unloading. No Sunday calls Please. 403-843-6380 SMALL square hay bales, brome/alfalfa mix, shedded, can deliver, $4 each. Call Shawn at 780-385-5316 or 780-879-3923


Seed Grain

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

Mortgages Bought/Sold

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

Houses For Sale

BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: 587-437-8437, Belmor Mortgage

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390

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

INVEST IN Red Deer. Purchase titled land for as little as $13,000. Cash and RRSP eligible. Make Red Deer real estate part of your portfolio today; Krisiti 403-670-9166 ext. 5.

Public Notices



RETIRED, RESPONSIBLE COUPLE with friendly well behaved dog, seeking house or mobile home. Long term rent as of March 31 or April 15. Written reference. 403-741-3008

L A R G E One & Two BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005 ONE SMALL BEDROOM APARTMENT AND ONE BACHELOR SUITE for rent in Stettler. Phone 403-742-5575.



Farms/ Land


THREE QUARTERS LAND & HOUSE FOR SALE BY TENDER. SE-11-55-13-4; NE-14-55-13-4; NW-13-55-13-4 (includes bungalow). Submit tenders by April 15/13: Box 401, Two Hills, AB, T0B 4K0. Phone 780-657-2627 / 780-603-1505.


Manufactured Homes

THINKING OF SELLING? We need your 1990 or newer manufactured or modular home (to be moved). For free evaluation contact Terry at 1-855-347-0417 or terry

1920 SQ. FT. mainstreet Stettler retail or office space available June 1. Will be completley remodeled inside and out and will develop to tenants VOLUME PURCHASE specs. $11.00 per sq. ft. PLUS on our new Alaskan Series! depending on required 1520 sq. ft. $129,900 until improvements. This is a March 30. Includes Arctic insulation package and triple net lease. stainless steel appliances. 403-704-0827 Toll free 1-855-463-0084;



1,200 ft. heated shop in East Industrial area of Stettler. Available Dec. 1/12. Phone 403-742-8327, Tracey.

Storage Space


Commercial Property


10X12’ With 5x7 doors. For quads, snowmobiles, furniture, etc. Phone: (403)742-9729 DYMY Oilfield Services



75 ACRES. Good grass, tame hay. Medicine Lake, North West of Rimbey. 403-352-0776, 843-2511 Please leave msg.

Houses For Sale


FOR SALE: 4,000 sq. ft. commercial building on two lots. Located in southern Alberta. High traffic, light industrial park. Phone 403-331-8662 or 406-533-9955. Asking $489,999

STETTLER MINI Out Of Town STORAGE Property Household, furniture, business records, etc. Various sizes. Protected by security alarm and fenced and lighted perimeter. Owner: Reg and Darlene Hunter 403-740-9283 or 403-742-3153

Effective March 30, 2013 the hours for the Erskine Transfer Station are as follows:

Town of Stettler PUBLIC NOTICE DISPOSAL OF LOST AND FOUND PROPERTY AND USED EQUIPMENT The Town of Stettler is offering for sale items that have been turned in by the RCMP, as well as Town-owned used miscellaneous equipment. All items are purchased on an "As Is Where Is Basis" and can be viewed at the Town Shop on April 3 & 4, 2013 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. A tender sheet and list of the items being offered for sale will be available at the Town Office or the Town Shop during regular business hours on April 1, 2013. Submit your sealed bid marked "2013 USED EQUPMENT TENDER" to the Town Office prior to 1:30 pm., April 9, 2013.


ELINOR LAKE RESORT. 2.5 hours NE Edmonton. Spring Sale, fully serviced lake lots reduced by 15% May 17-31, 2013. Suitable for cabin/house, RV or investment. 1-877-623-3990;

PUBLIC NOTICE LAND FOR LEASE The Town of Stettler is now accepting tenders to lease the following land(s). The Term of the Lease will for 2 years (2013 – 2015). LOCATION




Pt. N.W. 4-39-19-W4 Parcel D, 2981ET

84.33± 12±

Pasture Hayland or Pasture


Pt. S.E. 9-39-19-W-4




Lot 1, Plan 8023215 (airport)



Conditions of Lease: Upon acceptance of lease tender by the Town of Stettler, all lease moneys must be paid in full prior to tenant occupancy. Closing Date: Sealed lease proposal documents must be externally marked “Land Lease” complete with “Land Location” and submitted to the Stettler Town Office at 5031 – 50 Street no later than 2:00 p.m., April 3, 2013. Further information may be obtained from the Stettler Town Office, 5031 - 50 Street or by contacting Leann Graham at 403-742-8305.

Town of Stettler PUBLIC NOTICE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Applications have been approved. No: Legal Description: Municipal Address: Applicant: Proposed Development:

2696-2013 Lot 12, Block 1, Plan 0120129 4902B - 44 Avenue On-Sight Sign Group 4 Illuminated Fascia Signs & 2 Non-illuminated Banner Signs

You may appeal this decision by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Stettler Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, P.O. Box 280, Stettler, Alberta prior to 4:30 p.m. April 10, 2013. For further information, please phone 403-742-8305. Leann Graham Planning & Development Services

Town of Stettler PUBLIC NOTICE BYLAW 2038-13 Public Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of the Municipal Council of the Town of Stettler to pass Bylaw 2038-13 to close portions of public highways (streets) to public travel and create title to portions of public highways (streets):

OKANAGAN REAL ESTATE ALL PROPERTIES, “Best Buys”, fastest & easiest way to check it all at no cost to you. Check out our website:

Dated at the Village of Donalda in the Province of Alberta, this 28th day of March 2013.

PRAIRIE LAND REGIONAL DIVISION # 25 Proposal Call for External Audit Services Prairie Land Regional Division # 25 invites responses to a Request for Proposal for External Audit Services for a three year term commencing with 2012-2013 fiscal year. A “Proposal Call for External Audit Services” package detailing Closing Date, Firm Contractual Agreements for RFP, Eligibility, Scope of Work, Requirements, Conditions, Proposal Questionnaire and School Division Information is accessible on the Divisions’ website Sealed responses clearly marked “Proposal Call – External Audit Services” are to be in the hands of the undersigned in Hanna, AB on or before 12:00 noon, Mountain Standard Time, on Friday, April 12, 2013. Ms. Sharon Orum Secretary-Treasurer Prairie Land Regional Division #25 101 Palliser Trail Box 670 Hanna, AB T0J 1P0 Phone: (403) 854-4481 Fax: (403) 854-2803

County of of Stettler Stettler No. County No. 6 6 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE PUBLIC PUBLIC NOTICE

2013 DUST CONTROL Applications for Farmstead Dust Control will be received at the County Office during regular office hours ending  Friday, April 19, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.   Applications must be made in person and must be accompanied by the fee: $1,336.55 plus GST per 200 meters for calcium.   For further information please contact Dennis Nelson, Director of Public Works at (403) 742-4441.

INVITATION TO TENDER The County of Stettler No. 6 is inviting all interested Contractors to submit quotes for an annual contract to haul sewage from Buffalo Sands, Buffalo View Estates and occasionally other sites as the County may deem necessary, to a licensed sewage facility. Full details of the job description, estimated quantities and Quote Sheets may be obtained from the County of Stetter website -, or by emailing your request for a quote package to Darlene Croker, Administrative Assistant at Sealed quotes will be received up to 1:30pm local time, Monday, April 8, 2013 at the County Administrative Office. The contract will commence on May 15, 2013 for one year, with an option for additional contract years in 2014 and 2015.

NOTICE OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION Pursuant to the Municipal Government Act M-26.1 534 THE COUNTY OF STETTLER NO. 6 hereby provides notice to any person having an interest in land that is adjacent to lands which the County of Stettler No. 6 has constructed a public road. Persons entitled to compensation from the municipality for loss of or the permanent lessening of use of that person’s land caused by the public work are advised to make claim within 60 days after this notice is published. The following locations have been completed as of December 31, 2012: SE & SW 3-41-17-4 NE & NW 34-40-17-4 NW & SW 18-39-19-4 NW & SW 19-39-19-4 NE & SE 13-39-20-4 NE & SE 24-39-20-4

SE 2-38-20-4 Plan 8493AI/Rly/38 SW 1-38-20-4 NW & SW 18-38-17-4 NW & SW 19-38-17-4 NE & SE 13-38-18-4 NE & SE 24-38-18-4

4020 A copy of Bylaw 2038-13 may be viewed at the Town Office during regular hours of b i

A copy of Bylaw 2038-13 may be viewed at the Town Office during regular hours of business.

Completely renovated, ready to move into. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, new appliances. Asking $129,000. 403-742-3685; 403-740-5562

Voting will take place on the 6th day of April, 2013 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The Voting Station will be located at: Donalda Drop-In, Main Street Donalda, AB

SE & SW 33-35-20-4 SE & SW 34-35-20-4 NW 27-35-20-4 NE & NW 28-35-20-4

YEAR ROUND RETREAT. Traditional log home overlooking Shuswap Lake, BC. Three panoramic balconies. Family home/ retire on main level, granny suite attached. $429,900.; 1-250-832-9170

Double Wide Home located on Spruce Crescent.

1 Vacancy for the Office of Councilor

6602 -- 44 44 Ave., Ave., Box Box 1270, 1270, 6602 Stettler, AB AB T0C Stettler, T0C2L0 2L0 Phone: 742-4441 Fax: Phone: 403-742-4441 Fax: 742-1277 403-742-1277

Town of Stettler


NOTICE OF ADVANCED VOTE Local Jurisdiction: the Village of Donalda, Province of Alberta. Notice is hereby given than an advanced vote will be held for the filling of the following office:

Marlene Conibear Returning Officer

GST will be added to all quotes.



Change to Hours of Operation for   Erskine Transfer Station


Perfect Retirement Home for Sale in Stettler



The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

Built in 2011, 1400 sq. ft. home with everything on one level. 3 bdrms, 2 baths, attached double garage. Part of an age 45+ condo association,†$50/month fee†covers snow shoveling Houses/ and lawn care. Located Duplexes next to large green area with mature trees. OLDER 4 BDRM. house, Phone (403) 742-7765 possible option to purchase, 2 bdrms on main floor, 2 in bsmnt.. bathr o o m o n e a c h f l o o r , Houses Wanted 403-742-5575 STETTLER spacious 2 bdrm. 2 full bath, avail. Apr. 1, no pets, n/s, ref’s 250-766-6766

Public Notices

Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


2007 Bungalow in Stettler 1304 sq. ft. open concept w/ hardwood flooring, 5 bdrms 3 bath, master bdrm has 3 pc. ensuite, finished basement, landscaped yard w/fruit trees and perennials, north side of Stettler in newer community. Quick possession. $355,000. Phone 403-742-8078


Public Notices

Wednesdays - 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For Rent #3000 - #3200

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


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Public Hearing on the matter of Bylaw 2038-13 will be held at the Council Chambers, Stettler Town Office, 5031 – 50 Street on April 19, 2013 at the hour of 8:00 p.m. when written or oral presentation for or against the bylaw will be received. Leann Graham Planning & Development Services

Plan 9924620 For more information, please contact: Tim Fox Chief Administrative Officer Box 1270 6602–44 Avenue STETTLER, Alberta T0C 2L0 Phone: (403) 742-4441

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Public Notice #6000

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

Public Notices


Notice to Creditors And Claimants Estate of


who died on November 22, 2012 If you have a claim against this Estate, you must file your claim by May 3, 2013 with Schnell Hardy Jones LLP Barristers & Solicitors at P.O. Box 1240, 4902-51 Street Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 Phone: 403-742-4436 and provide details of your claim If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

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

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

AL-ANON 403-742-0990

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Another title for bantams After winning the provincial bantam A championship on home ice just a couple of days earlier, the Stettler Storm kept on truckin’ in the North Central Minor Hockey Association championship series last week. The Storm posted backto-back wins — 5-1 at Stettler last Tuesday and 3-1 at Sylvan Lake last Wednesday — to sweep the Lakers in the league final. “What a way to end the year,” said Storm coach Rory Rost, whose team went undefeated in capturing the provincial championship in a 10-team tournament that ended March 17. The Stettler offence came from the likeliest of sources in Game 1 of the league final, as Quade Cassidy scored three goals and an assist, and Matt Sylvester collected two goals and an assist. Ben Bauman made 25 saves in the Storm net. One night later, Cassidy fired a pair of goals and Tye Mulgrove added a powerplay goal. Bauman blocked 24 shots.

Contributed photo

SILVER SWORDMEN — The Big Valley Swordmen earned the silver medal at the provincial atom D hockey championship in Consort, losing 5-1 to the host team in the final. Big Valley went 3-0 in the round-robin and defeated Andrew 8-7 in their semifinal. In the back row (from left) are manager Raj Duncan, assistant coach Dan Webster, head coach Dustin Houston and assistant coach Kevin Hiemstra. In the middle row are Brendan Rusnack, Jacob Webster, Rhett Walker, Owen Wilkie, Hunter Maginn and Zach Duncan. In the front row are Robin Schipper, Kasey Hiemstra, Dan Brown, Chase Skocdopole and Gage Hutton.

ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-4263; 403-742-8122 or 403-742-4091


403-742-5437 during business hours

BRIGANTIA PLACE (formerly Camrose Women’s Shelter)


CELIAC (Gluten Intolerance) Brenda 403-742-3067

COCAINE ANONYMOUS Pager toll-free (20 sec. response time) 1-403-357-6266

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-2337 (parents who have lost a child[ren])



NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Hot Line 403-342-1444

STETTLER & AREA ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SOCIETY (STABIS) For more information phone 403-742-6456

STETTLER & DISTRICT FOOD BANK SOCIETY Kathy Willis - 403-742-4567 Elaine Williams - 403-742-2745 4820 - 51 Street






T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Grace – 403-742-0681 Vivian – 403-742-3935

VICTIM SERVICE 403-741-7841 CONFUSED? GETTING THE RUN AROUND? CONTACT YOUR INFORMATION AND REFERRAL CENTRE Residents of Stettler and the surrounding area now have access to this free and confidential service. It provides information and referral on social agencies, government services, clubs and organizations, to best suit the caller’s need.

Just Dial - 403-742-1155

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Wise customers read the fine print: The All Out Clearout Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after March 1, 2013. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. »$1,500 Ram Truck Loyalty/Conquest Bonus Cash is available to qualified customers on the retail purchase/lease of any 2012/2013 Ram 2500/3500 models (excluding Cab & Chassis models) and 2013 Ram 1500 (excludes Reg Cab models) and is deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. Eligible customers include current owners/lessees of a Dodge or Ram pickup truck or any other manufacturer’s pickup truck. The vehicle must have been owned/leased by the eligible customer and registered in their name on or before March 1, 2013. Proof of ownership/Lease agreement will be required. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. ΩBased on longevity. R. L. Polk Canada Inc. Canadian vehicles in operation data as of June 30, 2011, for model years 1993–2011. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc.






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5.8L/100km 49MPG HWY*** 9.2/100km 31MPG CITY ***

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5.5L/100km 51MPG HWY*** 7.8L/100km 36MPG CITY ***






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towards most new 2012/2013 models when you Recycle Your Ride. Super Duty amount shown. Incentives range between $500 and $2,500 on other models.


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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. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. †Until April 30, 2013, receive 0% APR purchase financing on new 2013 Ford [Expedition, Edge (excluding SE)]/[ Fusion (excluding Hybrid, HEV/PHEV), Escape (excluding S)]/[ Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S, ST, BEV), Taurus (excluding SE)], 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: $25,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 48/60/72 months, monthly payment is $520.83/ $416.66/ $347.22, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $25,000. 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 April 30, 2013, receive 0%/1.49%/1.49% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2013 Focus 4 Door SE/2013 Fusion SE with 2.5L engine/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost 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/$344/$363 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $109/$159/$168 with a down payment of $2,000/$2,300/$2,000 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0/$1,089.83/$1,149.61 or APR of 0%/1.49%/1.49% and total to be repaid is $16,999/$24,788.83/$26,148.61. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $750/$0/$750 and freight and air tax of $1,650 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. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus 4 Door SE/2013 Fusion SE with 2.5L engine/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine for $18,999/$25,999/$26,999. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $750/$0/$750 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax $1,650 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 April 30, 2013, lease a new 2013 Focus 4 Door SE/2013 Fusion SE with 2.5L engine/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine and get 0%/0%/1.49% annual percentage rate (APR) financing for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $18,999/$25,999/$26,999 at 0%/0%/1.49% APR for up to 48 months with $750/$1,450/$1,850 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $248/$379/$392, total lease obligation is $12,654/$19,642/$20,666 and optional buyout is $7,529/$9,675/$11,705. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $750/$0/$750. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650 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 2012/2013 Ford [C-Max, Fusion Hybrid & Energi]/[Fusion (excluding S, Hybrid & Energi), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding S), 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. ***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 Fusion FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed SST transmission: [9.2L/100km (31MPG) City, 5.8L/100km (49MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Escape FWD 1.6L GTDI I4 EcoBoost 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.1L/100km (31MPG) City, 6.0L/100km (47MPG) 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. **Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ©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.

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