Page 1

See it? Scan it!

LACOMBE RV 403.782.4544 403 .782.4544


FAMILY AFFAIR: Blackfalds father names restaurant after daughter – PG 4

EXPANSION: Nova Chemicals announces major plans for growth at plant – PG 8



FRESH SOUNDS: Local band Boom Chucka Boys continues to stretch boundaries – PG 16

USEFUL PLANTS - Krysta Larsen with the City of Lacombe plants herbs in a flower garden in the Lacombe Lest We Forget Memorial Park for Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express use in Anna Maria’s Coffee Bar.

Fathers Day Specials 5029 50 Avenue, Lacombe, Alberta

403.782.5800 403 782 58 800 0

Mon, Wed & Fri: 9-6 • Tue & Thu: 9-9 • Sat: 9-4 • Closed Sun

(1) Dad’s Day Off: Three $ 62 Specials Hair cut, style, back and neck massage e s o o h c to (2) Dad, It’s all about You: from Body aromatherapy massage, plus shiatsu $ pressure points with lymph drainage for the head 75 (3) For the Modern Dad: Male Pedicure, deep cleanse facial, haircut, and back massage

All packages come with a free Kevin Murphy gift. Gift cards can be ordered over the phone and mailed or ordered online as well. Visit



2 Lacombe Express

Thursday, June 13, 2013


2010 TOYOTA RAV4 4WD V6 LIMITED 69,000 kms.

26,900|$ 194/bw *3




34,900| 202/bw




D L O S #D80481

2009 TOYOTA SIENNA LE 7 PASS. FWD 105,800 kms.

20,900| 172/bw





12,900| 125/bw





20,900| 150/bw



43,000 kms.

36,900| 264/bw





35,200 , kms.

20,900| 151/bw




20,900| 150/bw




96,800 kms.

25,900|$ 186/bw*3




15,400 , kms.

36,900| 264/bw






33,500 kms.





46,000 kms.

14,900|$ 109/bw*3


was 0 $16 ,90 #D40121


2011 TOYOTA SEQUOIA PLATINUM 22,300 , kms.

54,900| 399/bw $



17,900| 194/bw







2009 TOYOTA COROLLA LE 4AT 58,800 kms.

15,900| 131/bw




was 0 1 $ 4 ,90

al Speci





46,900 , kms.

20,900| 171/bw





32,200 kms.

l pecia





70,500 , kms.


See dealer for full details



103,900 , kms.

19,900| 191/bw





27,900 , kms.

13,900| 115/bw $



73,600 kms.

25,900|$ 247/bw*1





42,900 , kms.

26,900|$ 194/bw*3




25,900| 186/bw





2010 TOYOTA YARIS CE 3 DOOR 5M 89,700 kms.

10,900|$ 85/bw*3


Mobility Van




19,900| 164/bw





2012 TOYOTA SIENNA LE 8 PASS. V6 FWD 28,000 8,000 kms.

28,900| 208/bw





2012 TOYOTA RAV4 AWD 71,000 kms.


25,900| 186/bw




42,100 kms. 42

14,900| 109/bw






23,900|$ 229/bw*3


*All b/w payments are based with $0 down; 5.99% O.A.C. *1 over 60 months, *2 over 72 months, *3 over 84 months. Prices include $349 admin fee. See dealer for details.

With every preowned Toyota... USED VEHICLES

• Rigorous 127-Point Quality Assurance Inspection • Minimum 1 Year 24-Hour Roadside Assistance • Complimentary Tank of Gas • Extensive Mechanical and Appearance Reconditioning Process • Minimum 12-Months/20,000kms Powertrain Warranty Honoured in North America GALAXY

the right choice

Download a QR Code APP and scan this ad





Lacombe Express 3

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Canadian Country Hall of Famer visits Lacombe Gary Fjellgaard performs at Kozy Korner during Senior’s Week BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express


n June 5, local seniors were treated to a show by Canadian country star Gary Fjellgaard. Fjellgaard was accompanied by the musical duo Saskia and Darrel for the wellattended show at the Kozy Korner. After the show, Fjellgaard sat down with the Express in his motor home to talk about life on the road as a musician. Touring around the country, Fjellgaard has certainly got his money’s worth out of the motor home. “This is a well-used motor-home,” said Fjellgaard. “It has a lot of miles on it now.” Fjellgaard, who turns 75 this fall, has been touring and making a living with music for over 40 years now, but his love of music is much older. He first started playing around the age of six when his mother ordered a Lone Ranger guitar for his brother. His brother had no interest in the instrument, so Fjellgaard picked it up and started teaching himself to play. It would be over 10 years before Fjellgaard actually bought his own guitar for the first time, but by then his love of guitar playing had taken firm roots. Fjellgaard said he fell in love with the sound of stringed instruments like the guitar, the fiddle and the mandolin. He said he liked how the music brought people together and was easy for just about anyone to pick up. “I think it was the simplicity of it.” Fjellgaard added he formed his style of music with influences from artists like Wilf Carter. Writing songs about Fjellgaard’s own lifestyle that others could relate to was something that he enjoyed, he said. Like many musicians from his generation, Fjellgaard has never had any formal musical training. He taught himself to play by listening to the radio and watching others play. In fact, Fjellgaard said that, to this day, he cannot read music. While Fjellgaard said it is unfortunate he never had a formal musical education, he also said his music may have taken a different direction if he had. “But then that would have taken away maybe from what I’ve written. I might not have written the songs I have written.” As it is, inspiration for Fjellgaard’s music comes from his own life. He said he writes about his “cowboy lifestyle” grow-

ing up on the prairies of east central Saskatchewan, traveling around the country and his relationship with his wife, Lynn, with whom he will be celebrating 57 years of marriage with this summer. Genes may have something to do with Fjellgaard’s musical talent. His father, a Norwegian immigrant, was a classicallytrained musician. However, Fjellgaard never knew his father, as he died when Fjellgaard was a baby. Still, it seems the musical talent was passed on somehow. “I guess it was in my blood,” said Fjellgaard. Fjellgaard added that he visited his family in Norway some 40 years after his dad had died and was told by relatives (musicians all) that he was like a reincarnation of his father, in both looks and musical skill. Before making a living as a musician, Fjellgaard held many other jobs. He left Saskatchewan at the age of 15 to get a job in British Columbia at his uncle’s sawmill. While working at the sawmill, Fjellgaard also got his industrial ticket to work as a professional logger, got his scaling license and completed a number of other pursuits to make him a kind of “jack of all trades.” During the whole time though, he continued with the guitar, playing for dances on weekends to make a couple extra bucks. Desire was not the only thing that led Fjellgaard to begin playing music more and more. When he began to experience back problems and needed several surgeries, playing guitar was something he could do that did not interfere with his back. “It just slowly became a full-time thing out of necessity more than anything I guess,” said Fjellgaard. “I just slowly evolved into a full-time musician.” Fjellgaard also credited the CRTC with launching his career. He said that if the CRTC had never made it mandatory for Canadian radio stations to play Canadian content, he might never have been successful. Indeed, his career has been successful. He said that playing some of the country music festivals, like the Craven Country Jamboree and Big Valley Jamboree was a lot of fun especially in the early days of the festivals. Fjellgaard also got to play on Parliament Hill on Canada Day for two years in a row. He said being able to do that was exciting yet incredibly nerve-wracking.

COWBOY CROONER - Canadian Country music legend Gary Fjellgaard performed to a wellBrian Vossen/Lacombe Express attended show in the City during Senior’s Week. “It was so chancy,” said Fjellgaard. “There was so many things that could screw up and I was so nail-bitingly nervous.” While Fjellgaard enjoyed playing the larger shows, he said he prefers smaller ones. He said he is more comfortable in front of smaller audiences. “I was more of an introvert,” said Fjellgaard.

“The small (shows) you had a degree of control over but the big ones you were at the mercy of whatever was set up.” Another highlight Fjellgaard mentioned was being inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. He said it was quite an experience and has glad to be inducted by his friend and fellow musician, Valdy.

Our 2012 2012’s must go! Save over $16,000.00! 21


2012 RAM 3500 Ltd. Crew Cab

DVD • Sunroof • Nav • Auto • 4X4 • Diesel wass


NOW $61,364

HERITAGE CHRYSLER JEEP 4450 - HWY 12E • Lacombe, AB 403.782.2277 h it h l

4 Lacombe Express

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Name behind Mia’s Pizzeria is a heartwarming story BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express It is always heartwarming to hear stories about fathers expressing love for their children, especially around Father’s Day. Stories like that of Ray Jaber, who started up his own business and named it after his daughter, Mia. “Mia is my first daughter, my first kid actually, my first and only kid,” said Ray. “She is my everything.” Ray, along with his wife Suzy, owns and operates Mia’s Pizzeria in Blackfalds. They opened shop in town about three years ago

so that they make a living while still spending time together as a family. Ray said he wanted to name the restaurant after Mia to show how much his daughter meant to him. Suzy added that Mia’s Pizzeria is a good sounding name and rolls off the tongue quite nicely. It was actually because of Mia that Ray decided to start the business, he said. Before opening up Mia’s Pizzeria, Ray was an oilfield worker who spent much of his time away from home and away from his family. When Mia was born and started growing up, Ray felt he missed out on a lot

of that experience of being a father. So, when Mia was about a year old, he decided to open up a restaurant in Blackfalds so that he could work closer to home. Ray had previous experience working in restaurants and Suzy’s parents have owned a restaurant for the past 35 years. Ray said he had thought about starting his own business for awhile before Mia came along. When he and Suzy decided it was time to act on that plan, a restaurant seemed like a good fit for a family-run business. When they first opened the business in 2010, things

were tough for Ray and Suzy. They both put in long hours and often were open a full day without getting any business at all. Now, running Mia’s Pizzeria is still hard work, but things are better. Ray said the restaurant has built up a strong customer base in Blackfalds and Lacombe as well.

Running a restaurant is a full-time gig, but worth it. While Ray and Suzy spend most of their time together working, it is still time they get to spend together, said Suzy. Ray added it is easer for him to be with his family working than to have to leave them to work and miss out on important things like Mia growing up. “It is beneficial, having

your own business,” said Suzy “There are pros and cons, but we don’t regret it. We know it is hard work.” As for four-year-old Mia, she seems to quite like the idea of having a restaurant named after her. Her parents added that it being ‘Mia’s restaurant’ is added incentive for them to do a good job with the place.



Quality, Fine Crafted, Lifetime Warranty Furniture Up to



Now thru to July 1st

FAMILY BUSINESS - The Jaber Family, Ray, Mia and Suzy pose inside Mia’s Pizzeria in Blackfalds.

Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express


403-782-9922 3402 Highway 12 (1 mile east of Hwy 2a) Lacombe/Blackfalds... We want your input. We would like to receive ‘Letters to the Editor’ as well as local story ideas from the community.

Father’s Day Brunch ! s u n i Jo SUNDAY June 16th 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Adults $19.99 Seniors $17.99

Please submit to the Lacombe Express editor at or call 403-782-5306

Children under 10 $9.99 Children 3 and under FREE!


403.782.3956 403 .782.3956

Lacombe Express 5

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blackfalds Days takes place this weekend BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express It’s time to celebrate! Blackfalds Days takes place this weekend from June 14 – 16. Town of Blackfalds Community Development Coordinator Sue Penner said that the festival is a great opportunity to show off the town. “People should come have a look at our town and see how much fun we have here,” she said. Blackfalds Days is the largest celebration the Town puts on every year, said Penner. She said the event falls close to the incorporation date of Blackfalds, so the event is also celebrating the founding of Blackfalds. Most of the events for Blackfalds Days take place on June 15 but the weekend kicks off with the Youth Octagon Club’s dance on Friday night. On Saturday, start the day off right at the pancake breakfast and then head out to watch the parade. Penner said that, weather depending, about 30 floats should take part in the parade which runs from 11 a.m. until noon. In the afternoon family events begin with the Kidz Zone opening up. Kidz Zone will include a number of children and family activities including a petting zoo, barbecue and five inflatable play structures for the kids.

Ford will also be at Blackfalds days with its Drive 4 U program. This Drive 4 U event will be raising funds for the Abbey Master Driver Centre. Participants can raise funds for the facility just by test-driving a Ford vehicle. Running all day on Saturday will be the ninth annual Blackfalds Oldies Show & Shine. Penner said that pre-registrations are not taken for the event but organizers are expecting around 100 vintage vehicles to be there. Also running all day is the Blackfalds Days Slo-Pitch tournament. One of the much anticipated events at this year’s Blackfalds Days is the brand new Walking Dead of Blackfalds. This event is a massive tag-style game of humans versus zombies, where humans flee for their lives in order to avoid infection by the zombies and becoming one of them.

The game will begin Saturday after the parade and run until 10 p.m. It will resume Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. or until one team has been declared the winner. Saturday night features a concert at All-Star Park by Tara Lee and her band. Concert goes rain or shine, with the concert being moved to inside the Multi-Plex in the event of rain. Closing off the night on Saturday will be a fireworks display beginning at dusk. Should the fireworks be called off due to inclement weather, they will postponed until Sunday night. For more information about Blackfalds Days, including times, locations and a map of the parade route, see the brochure at

FRIDAY, June 14 to THURSDAY, June 20

Get a Reser’s Salad for only $3


with the purchase of a

CO-OP MARKET TOWN Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken



Strawberries 1lb Package No. 1 Grade Produce of U.S.A.

Deli Deal

3 for

$ Choose from Potato, Coleslaw, Potato & Egg or Macaroni Salad!



Deli Deal

Coupon Offer

Kraft Shredded Cheese


Get a Reser’s Salad (1.25kg)

for only $3

with the purchase of a

CO-OP MARKET TOWN Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken


PLU 2763


Valid only June 14th - 20th, 2013

First 2


Black Plums

Rib Grilling Steaks

Ripe & Ready to Eat

Cut from Canada AA Grade Beef Aged 14 Days Warehouse Pack


Large Size Produce of California





Cheese Sticks

BOCCE BOWLING - Arnold Kubista bowls a bocce ball during a recent game at the Lest We Forget Memorial Park. Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express


Campbells Chunky


3 Day Sale Only!!! June 14 – 16

540ml Ready to Serve or 425g

Soup or Chili

Package of 6 280g



2 for



Co-op Gold Soft Drinks

12x355ml Cans First 5

Co-op Centsibles

Beef Burgers Frozen First 1

5 for




plus dep & enviro

Central Alberta Co-op

1 kg



English Estates Centre – Lacombe 403-782-6200 Open Daily until 9pm

6 Lacombe Express

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Robo Mounties build robots for fun Members of Club not only enjoy thrill of challenge but competition as well BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Not everyone who plays with robots has a mind for mayhem. While television shows often show robots as agents of destruction, with robotics competition shows like Battle Bots and Robot Wars that were once extremely popular, the Lacombe Composite High School Robot Mounties use their bots for other purposes. “What most people think when they see robotics is the Battle Bots TV shows,” said Dylan Johns, member the Robo Mounties Robotics Club. Instead, what Johns and his teammates Quinn Meadus, Andrew Thacker and Subu Upadhyay do is engineer, construct and operate robots to perform tasks and show off their skills. Each robot is designed specifically to complete the task laid out in each competition, said Johns. There are three different types of robotics competitions that the Robo Mounties compete in. Skills competitions allow teams to build robots out of just about anything and no programming is involved. Thacker said that these robots function much like remote control cars. Teams then control these robots in order to perform a certain task within a given

time limit. The other two competitions, VEX and FTC, contain a skill-testing aspect as well, but robots must be built using the provided kit. Some programming of the robots is also necessary for these competitions, said Thacker.

“IF YOU BUILD A ROBOT WITH LOTS OF MOVING PARTS, IT USUALLY DOESN’T WORK OUT SO WELL BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO CONTROL THEM ALL AND IT’S JUST TOO COMPLICATED.” ANDREW THACKER Last year, Robo Mounties won the Inspire Award at FTC and thereby won entry into the world championships. There were a total of 130 teams competing at the championships in St. Louis and Robo Mounties, one of two Canadian teams, placed 53rd. Most recently, the Robo Mounties competed in a skills competition in Edmonton where they placed third with their robot, the Guillotine. For this skills competition, robots needed to pick up, move, and deposit wooden pallets onto a rack to score. While doing so, teams also had to navi-

gate their robots through a number of obstacles in the arena. Upadhyay said there was a fair amount of strategy involved in the competition as teams could push their opponents’ pallets off the rack to keep them from scoring while placing their own pallets. In order to accomplish this task, the team designed its robot, Guillotine, to look and function like a forklift. There are four teams within the Robo Mounties Club. Two teams, one is a competition team and the other is an alternate, were selected to represent LCHS at the competition in Edmonton. The competition team consisted of Upadhyay, Meadus, Thacker and Johns. For their next competition, the team will disassemble the Guillotine and use its components to build a new robot, once again designed specifically to perform whatever task is laid out in the competition. Whenever they build a new bot, the team strives to make the robot as functional as possible while still keeping it simple, said Thacker. “If you build a robot with lots of moving parts, it usually doesn’t work out so well

because you have to control them all and it’s just too complicated,” said Thacker. As for why they joined the Robotics Club, all of the team members have different reasons. Johns said he just happened to wander into the classroom at the right time to be exposed to the Club. Meadus said he and Upadhyay will both be studying engineering in post-secondary next school year and thought this would be a good way to get a little experience. Thacker said he joined the Club through friendships and stayed for the camaraderie. Steve Schultz, teacher supervisor for the club, said that the Club was started seven years ago by some students who were simply interested in robotics. To support this interest, he began offering lunch-hour meetings but the group really began to grow after discovering a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition four years ago. Since then, the club has grown to consist of 20 members on four teams and participates in a number of competitions throughout the year.

Gwen Bader Fitness Centre @ Canadian University College P.E. Centre

6602 Maple Drive


An Online Meal Planning Guide


with your finess membership

Vitabot Vit b t works k with ith you like your own private nutriƟonist to help you create completely balanced diets using your favorite foods.

COLLISION - Lacombe Fire Department emergency crews work to extricate an occupant from a car after it was reportedly struck by a bus on Hwy. 12 near the Lacombe County Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express office on Tuesday.


For more information call (403) 782-2822

Gwen Bader Fitness Centre (9000 square feet)

*Any membership you purchase to the Gwen Bader Fitness Centre includes access to our pool, gymnasium, racquetball court and a personal Įtness consultant. And now it also includes VITABOT (see above).

Over the next five years, Alberta Blue Cross will invest $1 million to promote active 13062AA4 living in communities across Alberta. One of Ensuring your healthy future these communities could be yours. Learn more at Pool


Racquetball Court

Four grants of $50,000 will be awarded each year to groups and organizations across Alberta to support projects that promote active living and wellness at a community level.

As Alberta’s largest benefits carrier, Alberta Blue Cross provides supplementary health and dental benefits to meet the needs of over 1.6 million Albertans. Alberta-based and not-for-profit, we are uniquely focused on the health and wellness of Albertans and are committed to the communities we serve. ABC 83100 2013/06

Lacombe Express 7

Thursday, June 13, 2013

OPINION 5019A - 51 St Lacombe, AB T4L 2A3 Main phone:

403-782-5303 Fax:



Brian Vossen 403-782-5306

Senate scandals Are Canadian senators abusing the system by writing off more expenses than they are strictly entitled to, or are they simply taking advantage of a system that allows it? Currently, several senators, most notable Senator Mike Duffy, are under fire for claiming expenses they weren’t exactly entitled to. Duffy recently paid back $90,000 after it was revealed that he hadn’t actually lived in P.E.I. long enough to claim living expense for a second home in Ottawa. But is what Duffy and many of his colleagues did so different from what the rest of us taxpayers do every year when we file our taxes? Few of us can honestly say we have never, to some degree or another, misrepresented things while filing income tax in order to get a better refund. We may not have been outright lying, but most of us would have to admit that we would put down a slightly inaccurate claim if we thought we could get away with it. Why should it be any different if Duffy, or any other senator for that matter, does the same? Also, does it matter if senators are cheating on their expense claims? Some might argue that it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. Sure, it might make the

general public look unfavourably on senators, but if it doesn’t interfere with them doing their job, is it something we should really be worried about? Yes, and yes are the answers to these questions. Yes, Duffy and those other senators like him are abusing the system by claiming expenses that they are not eligible for. Everyone else might be doing it too, but as we were taught as children, “Just because everyone is doing it does not mean it’s right.” When we get caught cheating on our taxes, we have to pay the price and so did Duffy. Yes, it does matter if senators are cheating on expense claims because it calls into question their honesty and trustworthiness. While politicians are notorious for being untrustworthy, they really should be striving for the opposite. These people are who we entrust the running of our country, which is not a job to be taken lightly (and perhaps the reason why we come down so hard on politicians when they are found to be untruthful). As such, we think Canadians from coast to coast are right in being outraged that those senators who are supposed to represent their interests are cheating, lying, or abusing the system in any way.


Davina James 403-782-5330


Tracey Scheveers

The Lacombe Express is a proud newspaper of

Copyright. No material - news, photographs or advertising - may be reproduced without the express written consent of the Publisher. Failure to obtain such consent may result in legal action without further notice.

Continued redevelopment will pay off in long run Some of you may have seen the following bulletin. ‘The City of Lacombe is advising residents that beginning as early as May 22 construction crews will be closing Woodland Drive in sections as required between Cranna Lake Drive and C&E trail to install the replacement sanitary main pipe. “Detours will be put in place to maintain dwelling access throughout the construction period,” said Infrastructure Services Director Matthew Goudy. “A detailed work schedule will be finalized prior to the start of the construction, and residents in the area will receive additional notification before the project breaks ground.” Every year the City implements a collection of infrastructure projects collectively known as the Capital Works Program or Capital Improvements Program. A major component in this year’s program is the replacement of a collapsed sewer main on Woodland Dr. between Cranna Lake Drive and C&E Trail. “It became apparent that we needed to replace this section of pipe after we noticed signs of linear


CHRISTIE settlement, which resulted in potholes developing along the centre of Woodland Drive,” said Engineering Services Manager Jordan Thompson. “A subsequent camera inspection of the sanitary line revealed sections of the concrete pipe had failed and needed replacement.”’ As most of you are now aware, Woodland Drive is currently open to local traffic only. We are in the first phase of three phases. The entrance on C&E Trail is completely cut off and the section between C&E Trail and Spruce Drive is being excavated; however there is still access for all residences in that area. This excavation process is planned until July 5, weather permitting. In the second phase, Spruce Drive to Maple Bay will be shut down. There will be access through

secondary roads and back alleys for all residences. Our third phase is the section from Maple Bay to Cranna Lake Drive. Both of these communities have only one access in and out. The detour maps, which you can find on the City of Lacombe web site and in your mail, may not show an access for these residents. This is not correct. We will have flag patrols and the road in that section will not be completely shut down. We ask that only residents of Maple Bay and Cranna Lake Drive use that section of road. We realize that this is inconvenient, not just for the residents of Woodland Drive and its offshoot neighbourhoods, but for all residents of Lacombe. Since the road was punched through several years ago, Woodland Drive has become a major thoroughfare for the City and we are now temporarily back to using the routes along the schools, the main street, and the area through the CUC to get from one side of town to the other. However, just like a house renovation, fixing the problems with

the concrete pipe now will help us avoid more expensive problems later on and create something better. The last thing anyone wants is a sewer back up into their home. You may also have wondered why the road has been pulverized now and then left while we work on Phase A. Tearing up the road required a specialized machine and we had to rent and book it which necessitated the pulverization to be done all at once. You will notice that we did the same thing in other areas of the City. This saves us both time and money. We plan to have the repairs finished, including the installation of traffic signals at Woodland Drive and C&E Trail, by the end of summer. The final asphalt will be laid next year so that we can allow the new road to settle during the winter and watch for any problems that might crop up. The end result will be a nice new road with a smooth flowing cement sewer pipe and peace of mind for those living in the area. Steve Christie is the mayor of Lacombe.

8 Lacombe Express

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nova Chemicals to begin expansion BY JENNA SWAN Lacombe Express Nova Chemicals Corporation announced they are set to begin construction of a $1 billion expansion project that will be the first new polyethylene plant opened in Canada since they opened their last sector in 2003. Partnered with Ledcor, as the lead construction partner to complete the new facility, hopes are high among provincial leaders that it will have a great impact on the economic activity of the region. “Infrastructure involved here would include a third polyethylene reactor that is the centerpiece of the expansion,” said Randy Woelfel, CEO of Nova Chemical Corporation, at the official launch of the construction project last week. “We have to take the

product from the market in a cost effective, quality way so we are doing things on the packaging side here as well and substantially increasing our rail storage and shipping facilities here and that also represents a significant expansion.” With hopes of creating up to 600 new job opportunities by 2014 at the facility, the economic benefits will surely be vast, he said. From commodities purchased to gravel and truck work on the site to restaurants and grocery stores – a large variety of businesses are expected to benefit from the expansion. Woelfel stated that the expansion is expected to boost plant production from 2.5 billion to 3.5 billion lbs of polyethylene annually. In 2008, as oil and gas production peaked and the recession struck North

America, Nova Chemicals feared that the supply of ethane to keep the plant running strong was in short supply. “The outlook looking forward was pretty bleak,” said Woelfel. The ethane supplies required to produce ethylene and polyethylene fell 12% and continued to slide another 10% by 2010, officials say. The plant was forced to operate at an 85% capacity that left many wondering what the fate of the plant would be. With a critical shortage of feedstock to run the plant, Woelfel and his team were forced to look elsewhere for the products that would keep them running strongly. Woelfel explained the creativity involved with tapping into these resources and how they hope it will


CATTLE RAFFLE 1st Prize Draw for 40 Bred Heifers or $40,000 Cash

Proceeds go to facility improvements and operating expenses for Ponoka Ag Event Centre

Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle 2013

3,0 0 0 p rin $50/Tic ted ket

No. of Tickets: (at $50 each)

City: Postal Code: Total Enclosed: Phone: Mail to Box 4212, Ponoka, AB T4J 1R6 License No. 350045 Box 4336 Ponoka, AB. T4J 1R7

EXPANSION - CEO Randy Woelfel and Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes pour polyethylene pellets produced at the Nova Chemical Facilities during a press conference last week.


Name: Address:

secure their production well beyond 2020 and even 2030. Nova Chemicals, due to the Alberta government and its incremental ethane extraction policy which provides financial incentives for ethane extraction facilities, hopes to return production to full force by the end of the year and put themselves back on “the biggest growth track we’ve ever seen,” he said. As part of the expansion, Woelfel also announced that Nova Chemicals will begin construction on a new legacy heritage project for the environment on 200 acres of Nova property to the north of the plant. “We will be constructing a wetlands trail through the natural environment that we will be expanding and enhancing and leaving behind a legacy for ourselves and the community of an absolutely fantastic place to enjoy nature,” he said. “The future has never been brighter for Nova and for Central Alberta and you can’t reach a moment like today without vision and tenacity by a lot of hard working people.”

Tickets can also be picked up at The Jones Boys Saddlery and Western Wear (Ponoka, Red Deer) or any Stampede Director

Jenna Swan/Lacombe Express

Registration for Town School Bus 2013-14 School Year

Busing will be available in the City of Lacombe and Towns of Ponoka and Blackfalds for the 2013-14 school year. Town Bus registration forms are available on our website at: Please register on-line, or if you do not have access to a computer, come into the Wolf Creek District Office in Ponoka, and we will be happy to help you setup an e-mail account. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Late registrations will be put on a waiting list. Registration Deadline: is June 26, 2013 and Full Payment Deadline: is August 1, 2013 If not paying in full, the following payment terms are offered: August 1 1/3 of total fees due September 1 1/3 of total fees due October 1 1/3 of total fees due Fees: ECS student Grades 1 to 12 Family Maximum:

$212.60 per rider $425.00 per rider $850.00 (3 or more students)

Residence over 2.4 km from school - No fee **User pay busing is sold on a full year basis only *Note: Registration Forms for both urban & rural busing are now on line.

Please visit our website or call the office at (403) 785-0726 for any questions you may have.

Lacombe Express 9

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Greenhouse helps to reduce ecological impact BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express In a time where people are becoming more aware about where their food comes from and its impact on the natural world, a group of students from Lacombe Composite High School are doing their part to produce sustainable food while lessening their ecological impact. Three years ago, the school’s EcoVision Club began its greenhouse project. Today, the project is well underway with the greenhouse producing all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables As are all the projects EcoVision undertakes, the greenhouse project is to make the school more ecologically-friendly and in the process, make ecological leaders out of its students, said Steven Schultz, the club’s staff supervisor. Club member Mattie Dewalt said the goal of EcoVision, in addition to building ecological awareness, also includes community building and leadership within the school. She said the zero-energy greenhouse project went a long ways to accomplish that goal as almost everyone in the school was working on the project. Of course, the other benefit of the greenhouse is the food it produces. Club member Jerelle Bristol said the Club is producing corn, , squash, melons, peppers, even tropical fruits like lemons and bananas inside the greenhouse. Food produced is used in the school kitchen as well as sold outside the school. What is special about EcoVision’s greenhouse is that it is designed to a

zero-energy greenhouse. This means the greenhouse will be self-sufficient. At this point, the greenhouse does require some external power but the Club is working on installing a system to remedy that. Features that help the greenhouse decrease its energy requirements include the shape of the building itself. Bristol said the dome shape allows for even heating. It also means that wherever the sun is, the building still gets heat, added Schultz. The greenhouse’s structural features don’t end there either. It contains a wall of reflective material that reflects heat back inside the greenhouse, said Dewalt. The panels of the greenhouse walls are built out of polycarbonate glass that helps hold heat in. If it gets too hot, vents in the greenhouse will open automatically. The vents use beeswax which opens the vent once heated to a certain degree, said Dewalt. Another heat-regulating feature in the greenhouse is climate batteries which draw warm, moist air down when the greenhouse is too warm and then release back into the greenhouse once it has cooled off, said Bristol. Heat regulation is an important part of greenhouse gardening, said Schultz. He added that above 20C most plants will thrive and the greenhouse works to maintain a temperature above 20C but below 30C, where plants suffer from the heat. Recently, a sub-project of the EcoVision zero-energy greenhouse project received BP Petroleum’s A+ for Energy grant.

FRIENDLY FARMERS - Aaron Heck, UFA agent for Lacombe-Ponoka, presents a $500 cheque to Kit Glimm of the Lacombe Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express Farmer’s Market on Farmer’s Day.

Ponoka Motors 10km Grand Caravan



Mazda RX8 GT OR Follow us on Facebook



Heated Seats, Power Roof and more!



Chrysler 300S Leather, Power Roof, low kms, and more!





Chevrolet 2500 Crew 4x4 Duramax, Leather, DVD, and more!





Jeep Compass North 4x4

12,5 12, 500

Leather, Power Roof, low km and more!

outdoors @ BLACKFALDS MULTI-PLEX SPECIAL HOLIDAY MARKETS: October 9, November 13, December 11, 3-7pm at Community Hall

Leather, Power Roof, 6 Speed, low km and more!

Chrysler 200 Ltd






THURSDAYS 3:00-7:00pm




Blackfalds Farmers’ Market

Loaded, low km!




Jeep Compass 2008

Stow n Go, DVD, Climate Group, low km and more!


1 click




ram 3500 Crew Laramie DVD, Power Roof, Leather Buckets and more! 12RCC8447A



6510 - 39 Avenue, Hwy 2AS • Ponoka, AB

1.888.454.8712 .com

10 Lacombe Express

Thursday, June 13, 2013

DON’T MISS OUT! 77th Annual

PONOKA STAMPEDE June 25 - July 1, 2013 OPENING NIGHT TUESDAY, JUNE 25TH Pro Rodeo 6:30 pm Stage show with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to follow Bring the whole family!

TICKETS TICKETS: Adults $25.00 Children under 12 $12.50


Win a 2013 Dodge Ram Truck Crewcab 1500 Series 4X4 Every adult ticket purchased for Tuesday’s performance has a chance to win.

Truck sponsored by Ponoka Stampede and Alberta Dodge Dealers

Must be in attendance to win!


In concert: WYNONNA JUDD • Kids Wild Pony Race •WPCA Chuckwagons •Pony Wagons •Grandstand Show (following Chucks) •Fireworks

6:30 pm All Seats


PONOKA TICKET OFFICE Monday – Friday 10 am - 5 pm 403-783-0100


BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Being active is important. And it is just as important for older people as it is for younger generations. At least, that is the attitude of Hazel Heistad, Lacombe director for the Alberta 55 Plus Games. Heistad said it is important for people of all ages to be active, or at least get out and mingle with others. “I like being involved in things,” said Heistad. “I don’t like sitting around doing nothing.” Heistad first got involved in the 55 Plus Summer Games in 1994 playing horseshoes. She went to the first national competition that was held in Regina in 1996 and has been to every provincial event she could make it to. The Alberta 55 Plus Games are held every other year on odd numbered years. Participants compete in zones in order to qualify for the provincial competition. On even numbered years, a national competition is also held, she said. She added that participants in the national competition do not necessarily need to qualify, but they are responsible for getting themselves to the games. The 55 Plus Games include a wide variety of events, said Heistad. These include traditional track and field style sports like javelin as well as less popular sports like bocce and timed walking. Non-sporting events, like card games, are also included, added Heistad. It was Heistad’s brother who first got her interested in playing horseshoes back in 1981. Up until her brother died a few years ago, the two of them would travel around competing in several different competitions. Eventually, that led them to the 55 Plus Games and Heistad has been involved ever since. She said she got involved with them from an organizational standpoint kind of by accident. Having more knowledge of the game horseshoes than some of the organizers at the events she competed in, Heistad often stepped in to give a helping hand. Some organizers of the 55 Plus Games got wind of this and asked if she wouldn’t mind helping in a more formal capacity. While Heistad’s event is horseshoes, she organizes a number of others. She said that directors change which events they organize each year based on the requirements of the competitions. Heistad added she has been a director for the games for the past three or four years. This year’s provincial summer games will be held next month in Westlock and Barrhead. Heistad said that most of the qualifying competition has been completed and there are at least six individuals from Lacombe participating in provincials. While provincials are in northern Alberta this year, Heistad said there is a few other events happening in Central Alberta in the near future. A challenge cup for zone four (which Lacombe is part of) will be held on July 10 and an arts and crafts competition is also being held in Mirror this weekend.


(service charge applicable)

Alberta 55 Plus Games a great way to stay active


Pick up at the Ponoka Stampede Rodeo Office

Central Alberta Greenhouses is opening its doors to the general public for their

2nd Annual Bedding Plant Sale This is your opportunity to buy direct and save!


, Colourful Hanging Baskets starting at $12. June 14th $ Beautiful Patio Planters starting at 15. 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

Great selection of •Annual •Tomatoes •Peppers •Herbs

Everything you could possibly want at prices you may never see again!

Saturday, June 15th 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

North of Blackfalds on Highway 2A, then Eastt on Lakeside L kesi Lak esid ide de Sargeant Sargeantt Road. Sargea Road Road

Lacombe Express 11

Thursday, June 13, 2013

fyi EVENTS Join us at Camp Curious for an educational good time! We explore themes through crafts, games, guest speakers, water play, exciting weekly field trips and song! Our activities are targeted to explore and facilitate camp values as well as foster personal camper growth. Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 include Red Cross Swimming Lessons. Registration is underway. For more information, call Ashley at 403-885-4677, e-mail campcurious@blackfalds. com or visit the Blackfalds town website at Drop in Pool Tournament run every Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lacombe Hotel. Lacombe Farmers Market will be held every Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Michener Park across from the golf course on Hwy 12. Every Friday morning there will be vegetables, fruit, homemade baking and bread, crafts, jewelery, birdhouses, bedding plants, meats and more. Call 403-782-4772 for more information. Pause Musicale - student concerts will be held the fourth Friday of each month from noon to 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church (5226 51 Ave.) Lacombe Writers Group - do you like to write? Would you like to share your work with other writers? Whether you write memoir, fiction, poetry, or essays we would love to have you join us. We are a gentle encouraging group with writers of different genres and we meet about every two weeks on Mondays at 7 p.m. It will be held at Calvary Evangelical Free Church (4619 C&E Trail). For information, call 403-885-4251. Band of Brothers challenges men to an adventure: Reclaiming their hearts to God. It is a chance for men to be real about life and faith in a confidential and informal setting. They meet Monday evenings at the Youth Unlimited building located in downtown Lacombe.

These events brought to you by:


Your weekly Community Events Calendar

Love to sing? H Hearts of Harmony, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is an a cappella chorus for Central Alberta women of all ages who love to sing and harmonize. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.) Join us any Monday night, you will be welcomed. Experience the joyful sound of four-part harmony with a group of wonderful women. For more information, call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl @403-7424218 or check out our web site at Coffee Time at the Lacombe Legion

be a barbecue, a few speeches and lots of time to enjoy the trail. Bring your family, friends and neighbours to enjoy the trail and the beauty it has to offer. Thirtieth Antique Equipment Show – L.A. Vintage Machinery Club garage sale runs June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the club building on the Central Alberta Agricultural Society Grounds. The Rotary Club of Lacombe is hosting its 29th annual Lobster Dinner on June 21, at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. This is their major community fundraiser that allows the club to continue its support to a

at the field. There are more than $2,000 worth of door prizes to be won. Tickets can be purchased at Sunny 94 in Lacombe, Altered Images in Bentley or Rip ‘n Ronnie’s Fitness and Attitude Laser Spa in Ponoka.

MEETINGS The Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) offers opportunity for immigrants to practice speaking English in a fun way. Weekly conversation groups are organized at different times in the coming months and are free for immigrants. Conversation topics will help to promote orientation to Canadian culture

403-782-9440 ch -Mat e c i r d We P dver tise A All nadian Ca ilers Reta

Large Selection of TVs to choose from

Audio Equipment

Computer Repairs Ask about our “Money Back” Stationery Supplies TELUS Mobility Agents 5 Year Extended Service We are Licenced Dealers & Installers for Plan on TV & Audio XPLORNET, SHAW DIRECT & Bell TV

runs every Wednesday morning. Come join us for coffee. $2. Gatherings run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lacombe Legion. Lacombe & District Garden Club’s annual Perennial invites you to a tour of our members’ gardens on June 18th. Please meet at the Lacombe Memorial Centre (521450th Ave) at 6:15 pm to join the tour. Refreshments and a presentation by The Green Pantry will follow. Phone Pamela at 403782-5061 for more information. Knit and Chat at the Crafty Lady on June 13. Come join us for three hours of knitting (or crocheting), chatting, laughing, and refreshments. $5 fee. Every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Crafty Lady - 5009 50th St. The grand opening of the Lacombe County Trail runs June 15 at 2 p.m. at the Agriculture and AgriFood Canada Lacombe Research Centre. It’s hosted by Lacombe County and CARTS. There will

variety of programs. The evening starts out with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Lobster and steak dinner will be served between 6:30 and 8 p.m. A silent and live auction will be part of the event as well with some items donated by local businesses. This year’s guest and MC will be entertainer Gery Schubert as Angus McAngus. Tickets are $75 each and are available from any Lacombe Rotary member, Lacombe Signmasters, Garth Pol CGA or call the ticket hotline at 403-782-7446. Check for more details. All That Jazz Dance Studio Inc. presents Shakin’ It For the Arts on June 22 at the ME Global Athletic Park. Shake it up for an hour of exercise and dance to raise money for local dancers to represent our area at the Dance Disney 2013 in Orlando, Florida this July. The event will also raise money for the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12

Lacombe Art Guild - the guild meets regularly on the second and third Tuesday of each month. A variety of workshops are provided for developing artists. Membership is $15 per year. Contact Betty Peers at 403782-9968 or blog Meetings runs in LMC Credit Union Room at 5214 50 Ave. in Lacombe. Clive TOPS - need help losing weight? Then join Take Off Pounds Sensibly. The next meeting is May 09 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Clive Christian Fellowship Church.

LACOMBE Lacombe Centre Mall

tions moving. W.H.O.L.E meets monthly and is open to widows of all ages. Space is limited, so please phone to book a spot. Refreshments will be served. Next meeting is June 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Olsen Funeral Services.

and life in our community. For ESL Level 1 and 2 the sessions are held on Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; for ESL Level 3 and 4 on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location is the Immigrant Centre #202, 5000 Gaetz Ave. Contact Elzbieta at 403-346-8818 to register or for more information. W.H.O.L.E. - Widows Helping Others Live Earnestly. W.H.O.L.E. can help you adjust to your loss, to channel your grief into helping others who are struggling with loss, and to help you gain perspective as a person who has a new role to be fulfilled. It’s about widow to widow interaction and socialization. It’s about being able to express with like-minded women the pain and confusion that comes with loss, as well as the encouragement and friendship to help you once again live a life filled with meaning and earnest life. There are no councillors present, only a facilitator to help keep conversa-

The Parkland Handweavers Guild meets the second Monday of the month (not July or August) at Sunnybrook Farm at 7 p.m. New and experienced weavers welcome. For more information contact reddeerweavers@, Darlene 403-7493054, Margaret 403-346-8289. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area. Blackfalds United Church Youth Group takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Youth from Grade 4 up are welcome to attend. Check our web site at or phone 403-8854780 for more information. The Parkinson’s Society Education and Support Group runs the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Davenport Church of Christ. 403-346-4463. An Amputee Support Group Meeting, sponsored by the Alberta Amputee Sport and Recreation Association at 7:30 in Room 2207 in the South Complex of the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Meetings run the fourth Monday of each month. 403-357-3671.

12 Lacombe Express

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lacombe Express

deadline: Monday @ noon

CLASSIFIEDS To place an ad, call Toll Free:


or email: Announcements .................0005-0030 What’s Happening .............. 0049-0070 Garage Sales ........................ 0100-0650 Employment ........................ 0700-0920 Service Directory ................. 1000-1430


Coming Events


Items to Buy/Sell ................. 1500-1940 Agricultural .......................... 2000-2210 For Rent ............................... 3000-3200 Wanted to Rent.................... 3250-3390 Real Estate ...........................4000-4190


1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

* Experienced Production Testing * Day Supervisors * Night Operators * Experienced Production Testing Assistants

DONALDA SCHOOL IS 100 YEARS OLD! To celebrate, we are planning a weekend of fun and visiting on June 29/30 for anyone who attended, taught at, or drove bus for Donalda School in the last 100 years! Go to “Donalda School Website” for a full schedule of events and a peek at some old pictures! Register for supper at HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! UNVEILING of the Historical Stockholm sign at the Burnt Lake Community Centre Thurs. June 20 at 7 pm. Coffee and goodies to follow.



ANTIQUE TROMBONE FOUND. Call to identify. (403) 348-1115 LOST on the night of Wed., June 5th ‘Stella and Dot’ large many medallion silver necklace. I was at South Pointe Common Reitmans, Dairy Queen and London Drugs. Very Special to me. If found please phone 403-346-7557 THANKS LOST: Car key in the parking lot at the Real Canadian Superstore on 67th Street. Lost on the morning of Sunday June 2nd. Reward offered. Please phone 403-346-8609 or cell, 403-318-5206

REWARD LOST WALLET and I.D. by D2 Gravel Road or Harpers Metal. Please Call 403-302-3806





Please specify position when replying to this ad.

COCAINE ANONYMOUS 403-304-1207 (Pager)

Hair Stylists


F/T EXP’D. HAIRSTYLIST REQUIRED. Phone 403-347-3010 Eileen’s Beauty Nook JUST CUTS is looking for F/T HAIRSTYLIST No clientele necessary. Call Jen at 403-340-1447 or Christie 403-309-2494



A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email Only those selected for interview will be contacted.


is currently accepting resumes for FINISHING DOZER AND HOE OPERATORS for the Hinton, AB area. Starting at $33.00/hr. Safety SILVER necklace found in tickets an asset. Fax resume & drivers abstract to Sylvan Lake on Perry Dr. 780-865-9710 403-506-1803 2 JACKETS, brand name, found behind garage in Oriole Park. 403-314-2194

If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750

We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted. CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS



EXPERIENCED Oilfield Construction Lead Hands



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

Industrial Painters Alstar Oilfield is looking for a highly motivated individuals to join our Team in both Hinton and Fox Creek. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969. If you have a Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please email your resume to: Please Quote Job # 1356 on Resume For detailed job description Please email Or visit our Career Section at: “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while providing quality energy construction solutions”

CLASS 3 VAC/steamer Truck driver. Lacombe area, HOME EVERY NIGHT. Fax resume to 403-704-1442



STETTLER, AB REQUIRES RECREATION AID Facility - A 104 suite full service Designated Supportive Living and Independent Living Facility Operated by Connecting Care - A leader in seniors’ supportive housing management in Alberta. We are looking for a caring professionals who are leaders and want to work in Supportive Housing.

* No cancellations, refunds or exchanges. Please read your ad the first day it appears. We will accept responsibility for 1 insertion only.

Restaurant/ Hotel




EXP’D SIDER, must have truck and tools. We pay compensation & $95/sq. Call 403-347-2522 EXP’D skidsteer operator req’d for construction company. Please fax resume to 403-342-6881

CLASS 1 LOW BED TRUCK DRIVER HINTON, ALBERTA Alstar Oilfield is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Team. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969. • • • • •

If you have…. Minimum 5 Years with Class 1 Low Bed Experience hauling Cats, Excavators, and Side Booms Clean Abstract Winch Tractor Experience Off Road Oilfield Experience

If you Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please email your resume to: Or fax to 780-865-5829 Please Quote Job # 1355 on Resume “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while providing quality energy construction solutions”

Wages: Based on qualifications and years of experience. Submit resumes: Email: jobs@ Only successful applicants will be notified. WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR HEALTH CARE AIDS! COMPETATIVE WAGES. COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds

Restaurant/ Hotel


BIG MOO IN SYLVAN LAKE needs F/T SHORT ORDER COOK. Wage starting at $11- $13 /HR. Call Steph 403-887-5533 F/T & P/T avail. Apply in person with resume to Burger Baron Gasoline Alley,



for road construction. Fax: resume to 403-309-1944 FULLY EXPERIENCED framers req`d. 403-350-5103 NO BEGINNERS! INDUSTRIAL painter required for a sandblasting & painting shop. Must pass drug/substance testing. Fax resume to 403-340-3800

JEETS PLUMBING & HEATING Service Plumbers. Journeyman, w/service exp. Competitive wages. Fax resume: 403-356-0244 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

JOURNEYMAN H.D. MECHANIC req’d immed. for very busy heavy equip. sales lot in Innisfail. Wage range $25. - $35/hr depending on exp. Fax resume to 403-227-5701 or email: NOW HIRING CONSTRUCTION SAFETY OFFICER for F/T work in Red Deer. $30/hr. + fully paid benefit pkg. Email resumes to SKILLED laborers req’d. Streetside Developments, Calgary. Resume submitted to info@ or call 403-258-0703

Misc. Help


4C’S TRAILERS in Lacombe is HIRING! We are looking for a general labourer/trailer technician. Previous mechanical/trailer experience preferred, and ability to do heavy lifting. Benefits after 3 months, full time Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Starting wage is $14-$16/hr. Email resume to or call 403-782-4879

Central Line Locating req’s a locator assistant. No experience necessary, willing to train. Must be Academic Express physically fit. Working ADULT EDUCATION varied hours. Send AND TRAINING resumes to: office@ Fax 403-747-3535 FALL START Office: 403-747-3017 • Community Support Worker Classifieds...costs so little • Women in Trades Saves you so much! • Math and Science in the Trades • GED classes days/ evening


Qualifications: Recreation diploma an asset. Landcore Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of Rathole and Pile Driving services throughout Western Canada. We are currently seeking a full-time Journeyman or 3rd/4th Year Heavy Duty Mechanic for our Ponoka location. We offer competitive wages with an excellent benefits plan. Duties will include, but are not limited to: - Heavy Truck and Trailer maintenance and repair - Light Duty Pick-up maintenance and repair - CVIP inspection -Heavy off-road equipment maintenance and repair Candidates should own their own tools, class 5 drivers license, Heavy Duty Trade Certification. Experience in welding and fabrication an asset (but not necessary). Successful candidates should excel in oral communication skills, problem solving, and working with others. To apply, either email resumes to info@ or fax to 403 783 2011


THE BIG MOO in Sylvan Lake is looking for ICE CREAM SERVERS. F/T or P/T positions avail. $11/hr. must be 15 yrs. or older. Contact Stephanie at 403-887-5533.


Experienced Oilfield Construction Labourers

Open House Directory ....... 4200-4310 Financial ..............................4400-4430 Transportation .................... 5000-5240 Legal/Public Notices .........6000-9000

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. Petrofield Industries is accepting resumes for: Assembly Department: Industrial Painters, Electrical Technicians; 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 WELDER NEEDED for small shop based out of Lacombe. Call 403-318-9445 8-4:30 Mon. - Fri.

Truckers/ Drivers


F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. TRUCKING company based out of Red Deer looking for experienced Class 1 drivers for winch tractor used for heavy hauling and tank truck operators. Top wages and exc. benefit pkg. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-346-3766

Misc. Help


IN SERVICE SHOP, exp’d with farm equipment and the ability to weld. Apply fax 403-341-5622



Dispatcher Position Responsibilities include: Coordinating equipment and personnel for rig moves and service work. Computer skills and knowledge of the trucking industry, drilling rigs and oilfield equipment, transportation rules and regulations would be an asset. Will train right candidate. Guaranteed hours. Experience preferred. Competitive wages and benefit packages included. Fax resume to: 403-783-3011 email: Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls. DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 LANDSCAPING POSITIONS Physically demanding. Own transportation. Regular hours & hourly rate negotiable. Apprenticeship avail. Fax 403-341-3042

Lacombe Express 13

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Misc. Help


Fluid Experts Ltd. Is seeking to hire Shop Hand for our Red Deer location. This position is a fulltime and is a salary based position with company benefits. Duties include maintain shop and inventories, loading of trucks with fluid products and blending of KCl products in shop. Ideal candidate will have a mechanical background with a class 1 license with fluid hauling experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to:



VELOX EAVESTROUGH Cleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368



NBT FINANCIAL Barb LaPorte, Investor I Buy/Sell Ugly Properties 403-352-6871 / 403-343-7802 Fax: 403-986-9055 Email: Distressed/Fixer uppers /Rehabs Contractor’s/Renovators Dream. Investors welcome. I can help-Let me do the work Call now... Won’t last long

Handyman Services


Garden Supplies


Sporting Goods


15’ LAUREL LEAF WILLOW JUNIOR left hand 5 piece 6-8’ NORTHWEST POPLAR golf set plus bag. Driver, & BROOK POPLAR putter, 5, 7 & 9. $45. Beautiful trees. You dig. 403-346-3692 Please phone 403-302-1919 3 PLASTIC Farm Custom RAIN BARRELS Work Pedestals & brass taps. $75 each CUSTOM HEAVY DISCING 403-341-4632 Hay & Pasture Land PUSH LAWN MOWER. Subsoiling & Scraper Work Like new. $45 obo. Equipment Rentals 403-346-4049 Call Field 403-506-0592

Realtors & Services



Household Appliances


KENMORE DRYER like new $50 obo 403-347-5873

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!



Choosing the Right Realtor DOES make a Difference Call GORD ING at RE/MAX Real Estate Central Alberta (403) 341-9995

Houses For Sale




2009 FORD MUSTANG Shelby GT 500 16163 kms lthr., $39888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2009 DODGE VIPER SRT ACR replica 28000 kms., $74,888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

HOUSE to be moved NW of Ponoka, 1 1/2 storey, 2 YR OLD Mature Purebred built in 1953, steel roof Gelvieh bulls for sale. 403-783-2484 GREYSTONE Handyman Semen tested, excellent Services. Reasonable PS2 w/6 games $70 obo, conformation, bred for rates. Ron, 403-396-6089 house speakers 100 w good maternity qualities. Farms/Land For afternoon $100 obo 403-782-3847 To view dams & pedigree, Wanted Massage delivery visit Wii w/10 games $160 obo Contact Murray at once per week 403-782-3847 Therapy WANTED: Farm land in (403)782-1009 / 872-0612 the Lacombe/Ponoka area for viewing In the towns of: 2008 BMW 335i, lthr., Misc. for for buyers. Call Lyle Nielsen, ASIAN Executive Touch appointments and pricing. 65,955 kms, nav., $25888 C21 Advantage Realty Exclusive for men. Open 9 Sale 348-8788 Sport & Import 403-358-8002 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. ANGUS BULLS, Blackfalds 5003-50 St. 403-348-5650 2 OVAL fruit bowls $18/ea; large selection of quality Lacombe 2 yr. olds & yearlings, 15 assorted cookbooks Manufactured Ponoka Misc. performance info avail, $1/ea; 30 peacock feathers Stettler Homes fully guaranteed. $1.50/ea; 2 large TupperServices LLB Angus ware containers $3/ea., 1-403-742-4226 crystal pedestal bowl $5; Call Rick Chicken Soup for the for more info 5* JUNK REMOVAL six KIKO and Spanish Soul books $2/ea.; old Property clean up 340-8666 billy goat, matching vegetable bowl 403-314-4303 2007 MERCEDES BENZ 2 yrs. old and meat platter $6/ea.; B200 FWD $8888 780-877-2255 Vicks steam inhaler $3; 2 403-348-8788 Sport & Import Moving & small table lamps $15/each. LIMOUSIN Bulls Polled Storage 403-346-2231 Red and black two year NEWSPAPER 2 SWIVEL ROCKERS & olds and yearlings. Semen MOBILE to be moved. tested. Combest Limousin 1998 Moduline 16x76. 3 CARRIERS SMALL PATIO TABLE. BOXES? MOVING? bdrm., 2 bath, 7 appls. Farm. (403)742-5211 $100. 403-347-3079 SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315 REQUIRED New flooring, skylight. or 403-872-0329 REG’D and commercial $65,000 obo. 403-506-9128 polled Dorsets sheep 27 36” ROUND newer kitchen To deliver the ewes, 3 rams, 20 lambs. table & 4 chairs. $375. Painters/ SYLVAN LAKE Lots For 403-347-3079 or 872-0329 403-392-7481 2007 BUICK ALLURE Decorators NEWS & CX FWD, $7888 Sale COMPUTER Chair, $15 YEARLING polled HereCENTRAL AB LIFE 403-348-8788 Sport & Import Corner TV Stand SOLD ford and Shorthorn bulls. PAINTING BY DAVE 1 day a week. 403-986-2849 Semen tested guaranteed, Interior, Exterior, New Lucky Springs Farms, Construction. Comm/Indust. HYDROPONIC PLANTERS Rocky Mountain House Please call Debbie 30 outer containers, 2 Journeyman w/over 50 403-845-5239 View our at 403-314-4307 yrs exp. %15 discount for culture pots, water indicators bulls online at & clay pellets. $75 obo. seniors. Free estimates. 403-342-0878 All work guaranteed. We Volunteers carry WCB & Liability WHITE EXTERIOR DOOR Wanted Insurance. 403-307-4798 (Steel on wood) with glass LOVE GOLF? 2007 BMW 328 Xi sunroof, insert. Size 36x80. SOLD Horses Walk-out view lot (.40 acres) lthr., $20,888 403-348-8788 LARGE BEVELLED MIRROR Personal overlooking pond, backing Sport & Import set in maple edging & WANTED: all types of W. at Wolf Creek Village. Services black design. horses. Processing locally Power, municipal water & Size 4’ w x 3’7” h. $50. in Lacombe weekly. sewer to be connected. 10 403-347-5846 MYSTICAL VISIONS. 403-651-5912 yr. Golf membership avail. PALM. TAROT PSYCHIC WINDOW TYPE ROOM Looking for a new pet? valued $30,000. Controls 35 yrs experience across AIR CONDITIONER. 500 in place to protect your Check out Classifieds to investment. 403-782-4599 Canada. Love, BTU, never used. Asking Work, Money, etc. find the purrfect pet. $75 obo. 403-346-4049 GUARANTEED WOODEN storage boxes RESULTS. Money 2006 BMW Z4 6 speed, Volunteers needed to be $7-$15; wooden tables Condos/ 59,123 kms., $29,888. To Loan w/folding metal legs $20 & hole spotters at the ca Call. 403 304-8235 348-8788 Sport & Import Townhouses $30; ottoman black leath16th Annual MORTGAGES AVAIL.on erette on casters $20; Women’s Classic platform trolley w/locking ALIX: 2 bdrm. 1 bath, 5 all types of real estate inGolf Tournament cluding raw land and 3” casters $15; wrought appls, shows like new. June 17, 2013 at the Red Tools iron hanging basket brack- $1000 + utils. Avail. June acreages. Bruised credit Deer Golf & Country Club. 1, 403-341-9974 and self employed welFrom 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL ets $8/set; trailer hitch bar come. Fast approvals w/1 7/8” chrome ball $15; To sign up please call Tired of Standing? Mastercraft Laser Level Ron Lewis 403-819-2436 trailer hitch bar, no ball $7; Find something to sit on Trish King 403-309-5429 w/case & tri-pod, $45. 29” pry bar $10; 16” nail in Classifieds Dewalt 3/8 Electric Drill puller $5; white resin 3 2005 MINI COOPER lthr., w/case, $45. shelf stand LUXURY Condo Devonshire Antique & 5 spd, 77596 kms, $17888 Skil 3.7 Amp Jig Saw, Cleaning $15 403-314-2026 Classic Autos 403-348-8788 Sport & Import Estates. 3 bdrm., 2 baths, extra blades & case, $30. 7 appls., gas fireplace, Mastercraft 4 1/2” 7 Amp 1969 NOVA 2 DOOR CLEAN FREAK FOR HIRE Angle Grinder w/case, $40. blinds. att. heated garage. POST. 403-704-3714 Available to start cleaning $1700/mo. incl. heat & Makita 7 1/2” 13 Amp Skil Cats houses on July 2. Call: elec. Near Collicutt Centre Saw c/w 7 extra blades & 1966 FORD Thunderbird Sharla at 403-357-7801 & shopping. Mature adults. metal case. $65. 2 dr., 390 V8, 4 BL. dual SIAMESE (2) kittens and N/S, no pets. RENTED All tools are like new. exhaust, good body. (1) BURMAN kitten. 403-347-3079 403-506-7567 $50/ea. or 403-872-0329 Contractors 403-887-3649 Suites 2005 BMW Z-4 3.0i 6 speed, lthr., $22,888 AA PHILCAN CONST. 348-8788 Sport & Import Int. & Ext. Bsmt. dev., decks, Firewood AVAIL. July 1st. Large 1 Dogs sheds, laminate flooring, bdrm. on 3rd flr w/balcony, TOO MUCH STUFF? reno’s, etc.. Call Ken new reno’s, 6 appls. $775/mo. AFFORDABLE Let Classifieds BORDER Collie Austrian 340-8213 or cell 391-8044 $750 DD. Free water & Homestead Firewood Shepard Cross puppies. heat. help you sell it. Close to parks/trails, BLACK CAT CONCRETE Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 1 Blue Merle, 2 Black & Call Don (780) 554-2870. 1966 CADILLAC DeVille Garage/patios/rv pads 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 White. 403-749-2411 $9888. 403-348-8788 sidewalks/driveways Looking for a place CHOPPED Poplar free, DOG LOST in Kentwood Sport & Import Dean 403-505-2542 to live? area. White F. Dogo, looks you pick up 403-392-8385 CONCRETE??? like a Great Dane. Comes Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, We’ll do it all... to the name Gracie. Poplar. Can deliver Call E.J. Construction If found please call IN VILLAGE of ELNORA, Cars 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 Jim 403-358-8197 or 587-679-4009 reno’d, 3 bdrm. bsmt., no Ron 403-318-3804 GERMAN Shepherd P.B. Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner pets, avail. immed, 1992 CADILLAC Brougham 1984 CORVETTE pups. Ready to go! BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / $895/mo. incl. all utils, d’Elegance 19,000 km. colnew engine, $8888 OVERHEAD DOORS & 857-679-2233 del. Lyle 403-783-2275 403-348-6594 lector car. 403-782-6161 348-8788 Sport & Import operators installed 391-4144


Stereos TV's, VCRs

1730 1760


1290 1300 1310








2010 LINCOLN MKX AWD, nav. sunroofs, lthr. $24888. 348-8788 Sport & import

2004 LAND ROVER Freelander sunroof, lthr., $8888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import







1995 BARTH Regal Class A 31’ wide-body coach on 1994 Ford chassis-460 gas engine; 28,150 miles/one owner/smoke free/ fully equip.. Exc. cond. No GST Reduced to $29,900. Ed (403) 783-3430.

Fifth Wheels


2007 SPORTSMAN 2001 CHEVY Blazer SUV 4 x 4 -very good condition, low km’s -$5,750.00 OBO 403-343-1651, 341-0606



2008 GMC 1500, 4x4, 5.3 SLE, no issues. 161,000 km $14,900. 403-346-9816 Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

LX, 3254, 3 slides, clean, dual pane, fireplace, lots of extras. $28,900. trades considered. 403-598-0682

Holiday Trailers


2010 23’ CREEKSIDE select model, used by retired seniors 3 summers, permanently parked, but can move. Large deck and utility shed. 780-312-2567

Utility Trailers


18’ FLATDECK CAR HAULER. 403-704-3714

Tires, Parts Acces.


1997 F150 4x4 Lariet loaded, exc. cond, low EXTENTIONS mirrors for kms. SOLD GMC 1999-2005 $50 403-343-6044 CUSTOM Flow RV tailgate for 2005 GMC $200 403-343-6044

1990 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE; 1 owner; 100% original; 54,000 km; fully loaded; estate sale; in storage since 2004; $8,900; 403-318-8282

Vans Buses

4 CHROME 17” RIMS 5 studs, barely used. Asking $50 ea obo. 403-346-4049


1 ORIGINAL Dodge Boogie van $500, in good running order 780-877-2255



Auto Wreckers


RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. Enviro. Canada Approved. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519









2004 HARLEY CVO Screamin Eagle $21,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import



2007 SEABREEZE 34’, gas, 2 slides, 38,000 kms, very clean, very good cond., $69,900 403-843-6077

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629 WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. Enviro. Canada Approved. May pay cash for vehicles. 403-396-7519

2005 SAFARI 30’ Perfect for Travel, V10, 43,000 km, 2 Slides, New Tires,$42,900.OBO (780)461-4453, (403)350-1007

A-1 WILLY`S PARTS Place environmental friendly disposal of your unwanted vehicles. We will pick up in Red Deer. We pay you! Phone for pricing. 403- 346-7278

14 Lacombe Express

Thursday, June 13, 2013


6506-44 Ave Ponoka Industrial Park

403-783-3733 Is looking for


to join our team. We oer a great wage, competitive beneďŹ ts, rewarding work and a strong commitment to safety. APPLY IN PERSON WITH RESUME TO: 6506 - 44 Avenue Ponoka Industrial Park

Successful Careers Start Here

Inland Concrete Ltd Requires


For their Ponoka & Lacombe locations Class 1 or Class 3 required No experience required. Will train suitable candidates.

Please fax resume to: 403-782-3134 ATTN: Leonard

or for more information call Leonard 403-588-2834

The Lacombe Express is looking for a part-time reporter to join its newsroom. Applicants should be energetic and passionate about community news coverage and show strong oral and written communication skills. Duties include: • Taking photos for use in the paper • Researching and writing stories for use in the paper • Participating in weekly story meetings sharing and pitching story ideas Other requirements include a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and photography equipment. Must be willing to work nights and weekends.

Interested parties can apply via email at or via mail to: 5019 51St. Lacombe, AB T4L 2A3 Attention: Brian

Service Directory 7YL6^ULKIVVRZ:HSLZ ;YHKL #3, 4842 - 46 Street • Lacombe, AB


•Skidsteer Services •Gravel Hauling •Excavating


Your Quality Excavating Solution

M & M SERVICES Complete Janitorial Services, Construction Clean Ups, Floor Stripping and Wax, Carpet Cleaning, Low Rates

Contact: Selvin and Guadalupe Morales Phone: 403-392-2801 Email:

Advertise your service or business here for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week

ABSOLUTELY FREE Call 403.782.5303

Lacombe Express 15

Thursday, June 13, 2013

be Lacom Florist & Gifts


Lacombe Centre Mall


Ellis Bird Farm researches and celebrates the natural world BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Ellis Bird Farm is doing important work. Located just outside of Lacombe and Blackfalds, Ellis Bird Farm is dedicated to educating, researching and celebrating the part the natural world plays in our society. Myrna Pearman, biologist at the Ellis Bird Farm, said that it is vital work for the future of humanity. “The future of this civilization and this planet depends on people not forgetting that the earth provides our sustenance,” said Pearman. “If we don’t have healthy ecosystems, humanity is doomed.” Ellis Bird Farm was established in 1982 to carry on the legacy of the brother-sister pair of conservationists Charlie and Winnie Ellis, said Pearman. When Union Carbide wanted to buy the farm from the aging Ellis siblings, Charlie and Winnie agreed to the sale on the condition that the new owners take care of their birds. Union Carbide agreed and set up the Ellis Bird Farm. Pearman said the farm is on a full section of land, 112 acres of which is public space and the rest is still a working farm. The facility is run by a volunteer board of directors with representation from Lacombe County, Nature Alberta, Red Deer River Naturalists and ME Global Canada, which funds the Ellis Bird Farm. There are a number of projects the Ellis Bird Farm oversees as part of its mandate, but they could all be classified under conservation. Pearman said the farm maintains a nesting trail for birds and has a winter bird-feeding program, continuing one the traditions of Charlie Ellis. Several research projects are also ongoing at the Ellis Bird Farm as well, said Pearman. Using RFID chip technology that can track the whereabouts of birds, Ellis Bird Farm has been able to garner migratory information about its birds that is new to science. Pearman said it was previously unknown where the Alberta birds spent their winters, but this new project has shed some light on that subject. One bird in the 22-bird study left Ellis Bird Farm heading straight for Winnipeg. From there, it headed to South America and spent the majority of the winter in eastern Brazil. It took the bird 75 days to reach Brazil but only 21 days to return to Alberta. This same technology can be used to track birds on the farm as well. It can be used to record which birds are going into which nests, how often they are going in, and at what time. Education is another big part of what the farm does. Pearman said 1,200 students come to the Ellis Bird Farm on school trips every season who take advantage of several educational programs set up at the Ellis Bird Farm. In fact, students visit the farm each of the four weekdays (Tuesday – Friday) that the facility is open. Students are able to participate in programs that are curriculum-based, said Pearman, like pond-dipping and building birdhouses. Those 1,200 students are only a portion of the 11,000 visitors the farm sees annually, added Pearman.

Pearman said that today’s children are too disconnected from nature and must have some way to rebuild that bond, especially as they are both humanity and the planet’s future. “I think that children are becoming more and more removed from the natural world,” said

Pearman. “Screens are the biggest enemy and we have to make sure that children do not lose the connection with nature. So we are doing our small part to try and encourage children to learn about nature and realize that we have to have a healthy planet to survive.”

COMMUNITY BUILDING - Residents of 55th Ave. in Lacombe gather for a wiener roast during their second annual block party on June 8.

photo submitted

We’re Bursting with Blooms Seasonal Clearance*

Hanging Flower Bags*

Buy 2 Get One

2 for 1

Annuals & Perennials

Our Greenhouse is stuffed to the e rafters s with an amazing selection. *Expires *E i JJune 30/13


•Perennial & Annuals •Trees & Shrubs •Garden Centre •Landscaping & Design

Proven Winner Petunias

Hours: Monday H M d th thru F Friday: id 9 9am - 7 7pm Saturdays: 9am - 5pm Sunday: 11am - 4pm

Lacombe, AB (8km East)


Serving Central Alberta since 1985

16 Lacombe Express

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Boom Chucka Boys unleash ‘rockabilly and classic country’ BY MARK WEBER Lacombe Express Local band the Boom Chucka Boys have seen a virtual whirlwind of activity over the past couple of years. And the summer months will see more gigs and opportunities – including performing at the Calgary Stampede – come their way. “We’ve had a really accelerated growth curve,” explains front man Ryan Langlois. The guys first joined forces three years ago, and already they’ve accomplished much of what your typical band dreams of doing – releasing their first single and recording their debut CD, landing all kinds of gigs, and seeing their fan base steadily grow. Their single Find My

Peace of Mind climbed to #41 on the Canadian Country charts and #15 on the Alberta Top 30. “We’ve all – in our own little journeys – put a lot of time in. It hasn’t been overnight, but it’s been fast.” The guys perform June 15 at the Sylvan Lake Multiplex as part of the town’s centennial celebrations. They also open for Gord Bamford on July 10 at Calgary’s Cowboys as part of Stampede week. They also perform during Westerner Days in Red Deer on July 17. Merging classic country, 1950s rockabilly and slick modern Nashville sounds, the Boom Chucka Boys seem to have a knack for walking the fine line between many musical stylings. A whole lot of coun-

try, with a splash of rock n’ roll. Sprinkle in some gospel, and little bit of soul. Rounding out the band are Joel Rathjen on lead guitar, Teddy Roy Michaylow on bass and Dave Grobe on the drums. Langlois also credits the guys’ chemistry for not just producing a seamless sound but also helping to fuel the band’s momentum. “There is such a camaraderie and a meshing on stage and with what we do musically, that it looks like we’ve been doing this for a long time,” he explains. “That comes from having true relationships and true friendships. We’re doing life together – we’re not just in a band. That comes across onstage.” They’re also inspired by all era’s of music they pull

from the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, CCR, The Band, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley and Zac Brown Band. As mentioned, the band took shape about three years ago - in July of 2010. They began honing their musicianship, songwriting, and performance at any live venue that would lend them a stage. Then on a chilly night in January of 2011, CCMA award winning country artist Bamford happened to walk in on them in the middle of a three-set night. Before long a deal was made and The Boom Chucka Boys signed a record deal with Cache Entertainment. Their debut album was produced by award winning producer/songwriter Byron Hill. Also, the band

was essentially the brainchild of Langlois. And even though there was plenty of music around the house when he was growing up (“It was a pretty eclectic mix”) his knack for playing and singing didn’t service until some time later. “I didn’t start anything musical until I was about 22,” he explains of his own artistic ventures. He was inspired to start singing by watching the song leader at his church. “I had extreme stage fright and nerves,” he recalls. But he kept at it just the same. That same music director eventually offered Langlois guitar lessons, and it proved a pivotal time. “I picked it up extremely quickly, and before long I was singing in church. But I felt like I wanted to do

2013 Nomad Joey 196

(Stk#30664). Front Queen Island Bedroom – ONLY 3,800lbs – Aluminum Rims”… Plus So Much More!!



2013 Fun Finder 215WSK

24’ Travel Trailer by Coachmen WAS SAVE $10,000 WOODY’S SPECIAL (Stk#30348) Sofa Bed Slide-Out w/ $37,980



Exterior Camp Kitchen – Power Awning & Jacks”… Plus So Much More!!


2013 Freedom Express 301BL

SAVE $10,000 WOODY’S SPECIAL 33’ Travel Trailer “TOY HAULER” WAS WOODY’S SPECIAL $46,980 by Coachmen


(Stk#30918) Toy Hauler w/ Slide-Out & Cargo Area w/ Electric Bed - LED Lighting”… Plus So Much More!!

2013 Freelander 29QB

2013 Daybreak 34KD (Stk#29919) Ext Media Centre – 5500 Watt Genny”… Plus So Much More!!

WAS $138,980




2013 Bounder 36R

37’ Class A by Fleetwood (Stk#30482) Mid-Coach Media w/ 3 Slide-Outs”… Plus So Mu Much More!!



22013 Raven Express 335

SAVE $15,233

2 Slide-Outs – Extreme Weather PPackage”… Plus So Much More!!


334’ Fifth Wheel by Winnebago WAS WOODY’S SPECIAL (Stk#29923) Rear Bunk Room w/ $50,980


(Stk (Stk#30534)2 Slide-Outs w/ L-Sofa Bed & Media Centre – Quality Custom Pain Paint”… Plus So Much More!!



WAS $59,980


22013 Voltage 3200

SAVE $35,000 WOODY’S SPECIAL 3 Fifth Wheel “TOY HAULER” WAS WOODY’S SPECIAL 35’ $104,980 bby Dutchmen


(S (Stk#30409) Quality Toy Hauler w/ 10 foot Garage 2 Slide-Outs – Rear Camera”… Plus So Much More!!

2014 Solitude 369RL

38’ Fifth Wheel by Grand Design


(Stk#31121) Residential Living w/ 3 Slide-Outs – High-End Features Throughout”… Plus So Much More!!


WAS $80,980


(S (Stk#29939B) Rare Plan w/ 4Slides – Opposing Bunk Slides – Dual Pane W Windows”… Plus So Much More!!




337’ Fifth Wheel A by Glendale

32’ Fifth Wheel by Winnebago 32


22005 Titanium 36E



2013 Winnebago Lite FIVE 30FW 20

SAVE $9,306

WAS WOODY’S SPECIAL 3 Fifth Wheel by Coachmen $37,980 31’ (SS (Stk#30068) 1/2 Ton Towable w/ Sofa/Dinette SlideO Out – Roomy Rear Kitchen”… Plus So Much More!!

WAS $138,980





(Stk#30633) Living Room Slide-Out – Dual Pane Windows”… Plus So Much More!!

34’ Class A by Thor



31’ Class C by Coachmen

2 Chaparral Lite Open 2013 TTrail 27RK



22’ Travel Trailer by Skyline


Prices Plus Taxes and Fees

RED DEER RED DEER QE2 South QE2 South 403-346-1130 403-346-1130 1-800-267-8253 1-800-267-8253

more.” He started writing a few songs and taking opportunities at little coffee houses whenever he could. “It wasn’t long after I started strumming away on the guitar that I started to get the songwriting bug and started thinking about my own songs.” But he wanted to team up with other like-minded individuals. “There was always something in me about being in a band. I didn’t want to be a stand alone solo artist.” He started asking around, looking for musicians to hook up with. “I started calling myself Ryan Langlois and the Boom Chucka Trio – for whoever I would have with me.” Later one when he connected with Grobe, Rathjen and Michaylow, we settled on the Boom Chucka Boys and operating as a band – not focusing on one guy but having four players in the show. It’s been good.” Rockabilly with its nostalgic 1950s flair is very popular in the southern U.S. and it’s continually gaining ground in Canada. “There’s a familiarity with it. I like that what we do is easily accessible to everybody. You don’t have to be a musician to appreciate it,” he adds. “You can just sit back and just enjoy it. “It’s not that it’s simple and easy – it’s just that there’s something familiar about what we do. People easily gravitate to it and relate to it, and you see that when you are playing it. “There’s an element of it that does pay homage to the older sound.” But the younger set are pretty excited about what they guys are coming up with as well. “We’ve played shows where there are five-yearolds out there dancing as well as a 70-year-old couple out there spinning around the floor as well.” Meanwhile, the guys are prepping for a busy summer, and they’re excited about introducing their tunes to bigger audiences. “The four of us are doing what we were designed to do. When you do that, there’s a joy and something so incredibly appealing about that. That’s what people see and buy into.”


Open 7 days a 7week n’t last Open Days a Week These wo

Huge Parts & Accessories Showroom Showroom Huge Parts & Accessories


Great Selection of Pre-Owned RVs PLUS GREAT SAVINGS on Special pecial Volume Vol ollume um Purc Purchases!


Lacombe Express 17

Thursday, June 13, 2013




5007 Indiana St. Blackfalds

Lacoka Locos eager for playoffs after finishing strong season BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express The Lacoka Locos have done it again. Approaching the end of their very strong season, the Strand Media Bantam B Lacoka Locos finished the season strong defeating the Blackfalds Warriors and the Kneehill Bulldogs in their last two regular season games. Coach Bruce Clarke said that this has been a very good year for the Locos. “They’re great,” said Clarke. “They are a strong team full of a good bunch of second year players and a great bunch of first year players coming up from Pee Wee.” At the June 3 game in Blackfalds, Lacoka came out strong right from the start of the game. Overwhelming the Warriors’ defense, the Locos outscored Blackfalds 3-1 by the end of the first period. In the second period, things continued much the same. Lacoka continued to outplay the Warriors and extend their lead. Blackfalds responded by upping its game and strengthening its defense. Penalties were also prevalent in the second period, with both sides having at least one player in the box for most of the period. Clarke said this is nothing new to the Locos, partly because of their style of play, but there is not much that can be done about it. “We certainly get our share of penalties but you’ve got to take them as it comes,” said Clarke. “Play your positions and kill the penalties.” Score was 6-2 for the Locos at the end of the second. Blackfalds came out much stronger in the third, even managing to press the Locos into their defensive end a few times and dominate much of the play. However, it was too little too late. While Blackfalds prevented Lacoka from scoring in the third, they weren’t able to catch up and the game ended 6-3 in favour of the Lacoka Locos. Lacoka had its last regular season game on June 6 where they defeated the Kneehill Bulldogs 9-7, making their regular season record 12-1. Clarke said the biggest contributor to the Locos’ success this season is that they are a strong passing team. Clarke also said that the team’s movement on the offense has improved from the

TAKING AIM - Dayn Woods of the Lacoka Locos lines up a shot during a recent game against the Blackfalds Warriors. start of the season as well. He added that the Locos will continue to work on both these strengths as they head into playoffs. Another thing the team needs to work on heading into playoffs is spreading the ball around and using each player equally, he said. He added the team has a tendency to lean on its strongest players but each line has players that are just as capable of playing the game. “We don’t need four or five guys scoring,


we want seven or eight guys scoring,” said Clarke. If the team can accomplish that, there should be nothing holding them back as they head into playoffs. “We hope to win playoffs,” said Clarke. Clarke added that last year’s Locos Pee Wee team won provincials and many of those players are now part of the Bantam Locos. As such, Clarke said that not only do the Locos plan to win the league, but there are

Friday, June 14th

Saturday, June 15th

Lacombe, AB T4L 1J9 P:403-782-4647 F:403-782-7441 @letoslounge

confident they can win provincials as well. Meanwhile, the Strand Media Bantams and the C-Key Trucking Pee Wees went to the Spirit of the Sticks Tournament in Innisfail this past weekend. The Pee Wees won gold and the Bantams won silver. The regular season is now finished. All teams start playoffs this weekend with a double elimination format.

Sunday, June 16th $14 Seniors $17 Adults $12 kids


Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express

Live e Band a d

Young Fellas

No cover

starting at 10 pm


starting at 7 pm

Father's Day Brunch

18 Lacombe Express

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Packed house at Havoc Fighting Championships T he octagon was filled with brute force on June 7 at the Sheraton Hotel as Havoc Fighting Championships filled the banquet room to the brim. With many local fighters ranging from first time to amateur to professional and well seasoned – the 11 fights were packed with edge-of-your-seat action from start to finish. Blaine Cust’s first time in the ring even helped to raise $10,150 as he squared off against Grayson Wells, also a first-time fighter. The 42-year-old Cust pledged to donate his proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society in an effort to fight a disease that has plagued his family many times. The main event of the evening was Josh Machan vs. John Fraser and lasted a meager 22 seconds. While both fighters threw a fury of fists, neither could land a hit until Machan ultimately grasped hold of Fraser in an unforgiving guillotine chokehold and won the round. This left Machan with a 10-4 professional record in the 145lb class. The fights are available to view online through www.topmmanews. com and were blogged from the site as well. This was the second of the Havoc Fighting championships held, the first being in December 2012 and another round of mayhem is already in place for Sept. 6. Tickets may be purchased at


FISTS OF FURY– (Top photo) Jesse Arnett (blue gloves) and Brent Harvie (red gloves) throw down punches. (Bottom photo) Arnett is in control of the fight as Harvie falls to the ground on his back and Arnett feeds him a number of elbows. Arnett defeated Harvie by TKO in Round 2, 4:16.

CHOKE CHAMPION – Elvis Vukaj defeats Jeff Larkin with a rear naked chokehold 2:37 into the first round making it the first time Larkin has ever been choked out in a fight.

MAIN EVENT – John Fraser walks the entrance to the octagon at the Havoc Fighting Championships during the event on Friday at the Sheraton Hotel. Josh Machan defeated Fraser during Round 1, 22 seconds into the fight.

GINGER RAGE – From left, Rick Pfeifer and Jared Silverthorn face off as Pfeifer throws out a high kick, at the end Silverthorn submits Pfeifer by Guillotine Choke in Round 1, 4:52.

Lacombe Express 19

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Horoscope ARIES






Mar 21/Apr 20

Apr 21/May 21

May 22/Jun 21

Jun 22/Jul 22

Jul 23/Aug 23

Aug 24/Sept 22

You could be feeling under the weather this week, Aries. Even if your to-do list is a mile long, you need to take some time to recuperate before getting back to business.

Life experience is your

Gemini, just when

Cancer, once you think you have all of the advantage, Taurus. things seem hopeless, answers, something When your company a small ray of light pops up to make you is looking to fill a shines through and reassess a situation. position, they will most you find a solution to It could take a few likely hire from within. your problem. Scorpio days for you to find the Make the most of this has some wise words, answer you’re looking for. opportunity. so listen up.

Leo, you may have

There are some

fun in the sun on your

changes coming at

mind, but others are

work, Virgo. You just

urging you to buckle

don’t know if they will

down and focus on

be to your advantage

some tasks that need

or be something that

to get wrapped up

could tilt you off

before you leave.

your axis.







Sept 23/Oct 23

Oct 24/Nov 22

Nov 23/Dec 21

Dec 22/Jan 20

Jan 21/Feb 18

Feb 19/Mar 20

Libra, you have much

You can’t seem to focus on one thing for very long this week, Scorpio. You might have to spend a few days clearing your mind before you can refocus on the tasks at hand.

Sagittarius, you are not

Capricorn, changes at

Aquarius, vacation

Pisces, a new

one to let an obstacle

home are in store and

plans may have been

season inspires you

you may be feeling

elusive until now, but

both excited and

you finally have the

anxious at the same

funds and the time to

time. This is perfectly

take the trip you desire.

to learn, but you cannot cram it all into one week. There is no crash course on life. Make the most of a getaway opportunity.

block you from your goal. Rethink your strategy and you will

soon find yourself back understandable as you on the path to success.

await the news.


and reconsider old relationships. Call it a late spring cleaning of

is still up in the air.

your life.

fum 35. One dish meal 38. Goatlike antelope 40. Consumed food 41. Peels 42. Emerald Isle 43. Duties helpful to others 45. Fragments of cloth 47. Frozen water 48. Spanish river 49. Stated an inquiry 56. Laid-back California county 57. Fearless and daring 58. Sound after its source has stopped 59. Blackboard rock 60. A domed or vaulted recess 61. Six (Spanish) 62. French city 63. Herringlike clupeid fish 64. Oriental sauce

We are open: Mon & Wed 10am-8:30pm • Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am-5pm We have FREE kids programs. Come and check us out! All are welcome! Browse our: Movies, eBooks, Freading, Magazines, Nintendo Wii, FREE WiFi, Audio Books, Music & More! Borrow items from anywhere in Alberta with your library card. Fees: Family $25/year • Seniors & Kids $10/year • Adult $15/year Our Summer Reading Program is from July 8th – August 16th (membership is required & a fee may apply for non-residents)

Read & win prizes!

Fill-in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: You must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box.

to make changes

Your traveling partner

CLUES ACROSS 1. __ Dhabi, Arabian capital 4. Invests in little enterprises 8. Stalk of a moss capsule 12. Beach material 14. Maneuver in a game 15. A castrated male chicken 16. Write bad checks 17. Sewer inhabitants 18. Farewell (Spanish) 19. Player makes 3 goals in one game 22. Greek rainbow goddess 23. Tax collector 24. Make unhappy 27. Hygienic 32. Double-reed instrument 33. Beetle Bailey’s dog 34. Fee, ___, foe,


403-885-2343 Follow us on Twitter

CLUES DOWN 1. Requests 2. Spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan 3. Up to the time of 4. Common ankle injury 5. Tedium 6. 9th Greek letter 7. Abnormal closed body sac 8. One who obtains pleasure from other’s pain 9. Long narrative heroic poem 10. Possessed by force 11. Autonomic nervous system 13. Treats with contempt 15. Bears 20. Before 21. Light ringing sound 24. Blends of soul and calypso

25. Fall off in intensity 26. Gives medicine 27. Gross receipts 28. Square measures 29. Ablaze 30. Incapable of flexibility 31. Bears, sheep or goats 33. An open skin infection 36. Effeminate 37. Competed in a speed test 39. Supplies with air 44. Short stays 45. Sown a lawn


46. 60 min. units (abbr.) 48. Second largest Oklahoma city 49. Fence picket 50. 2nd largest Algerian port city 51. Camel or goat fabrics 52. 19th Hebrew letter 53. Frosts 54. 17th state 55. Inquisitorial 56. Manuscripts (abbr.)

20 Lacombe Express

Thursday, June 13, 2013

0% Financing on ALL 2013 Chevrolets **

2013 Chevrolet

2013 Chevrolet

Avalanche LT 4x4

#13140 Black Diamond Edition, Loaded, 5.3L, Trailer Hitch MSRP $51,740

248 b/w*


Finance me for only

2013 Chevrolet

Silverado Cheyenne

#13N084 Power Windows & Locks, Trailer Package MSRP $41,585

195 b/w*


Finance me for only

Equinox LS

#13N045 Bluetooth, Onstar MSRP $28,635

Tahoe LTZ

#13N105 MSRP $74,765 White Diamond Edition, Loaded, Leather, Sunroof, 20” Wheels, Heated/Cooled Seats.

169 b/w*


Finance me for only

2013 Chevrolet

Camaro 2SS Convertible

#13N181 6.2L Automatic MSRP $58,920

2500 Reg Cab LT

#48030 MSRP $48,030 Loaded, 6.0L, Remote Start, Trailer Package MSRP $48,030

333 b/w*

258 b/w*

Finance me for only$

Finance me for only$

Our $35,827 $42,987 Quality $24,900 Preowned $16,977 Vehicles $25,300 $27,977 are ALSO $29,900 on Sale! $11,900

2012 GMC Acadia 2 a SLE2 AWD Loaded, Dual Sunroof, 7 Pass!


2007 Chevrolet 2500 Crewcab 4x4 Duramax, a great trailer puller!


2012 Mini Cooper Loaded, Leather, Automatic, Heated Seats, Sunroof!


2010 Chevrolet Avalanche LS

Only 50,000kms, full loaded!

415 b/w*


Finance me for only

2013 Chevrolet


t ch2 ooo s fro m!e

2013 Chevrolet



2012 Buick Enclave CXL1

Loaded, Leather, Dual Sunroof! Loa L

2005 2 0 Ford F350 SD D XLT FX4


Loaded, Dual Power Seats, 6.0L Diesel!

2011 Chevrolet #12N159A Silverado Cheyenne Sil S e Loaded, XM, Onstar, Only 22,000kms!

2004 Dodge RAM 20 2 1500 SLT


Loaded, Split Rear Window, New Tires!

*Vehicles not exactly as shown. B/W payments are over 84 months, $0 down, 0% financing OAC. Payments include GST, admin fee and tire tax. See dealer for full details. **0% financing available OAC on qualified buyers.

5640 Hwy 2A, Lacombe, AB

403.782.3626 •1.888.259.6950 Open 24/7 at

Lacombe Express, June 13, 2013  

June 13, 2013 edition of the Lacombe Express