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- Cyclists and runners shared Lakeshore Drive during Sunday’s Sylvan Lake Half Ironman Triathlon and 1/60/10 races. Runners Julie Cook of Calgary (62) and Eugene Timmermans of Saskatoon (49) passed going in opposite directions while an unidentified cyclist raced towards the transition area after completing the second of three disciplines. The Half Ironman included a 1.9 km swim, 90 km bike ride and 21.1 km run (four laps of the course) while the 1/60/10 race included a 1 km swim, 60 km bike ride and 10 km run (two laps of the course). Several town streets were closed to facilitate the race. More pictures on page 14. STEVE DILLS

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This Ad is Sponsored by: Joeys Only Seafood The Community Calendar is an open bulletin board for non-profit community groups running free events open to the general public. Submissions must be received by Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. and should be kept as concise as possible. We will edit for content and length. We strive to publish all submissions we receive, however, due to the number of items or space availability, we are not able to guarantee publication. If you need to be sure your message runs, we suggest you place your message in the Classified section. Deliver submissions to our office at Suite 103, 5020 50A St., Sylvan Lake, fax to 1-403-887-2081 (Toll-Free 1-888-9992081) or email to Be certain to include dates, times and contact information.

Special Events Thursday, July 25 - Wine and cheese with a local author at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. Author Dorris Jeanne MacKinnon will lead a discussion on her book, The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith: Portrait of a Métis Woman, 1861-1960. Mayor Susan Samson will start pouring wine when the library closes at 8 pm. This event is totally free, cash donations accepted for Southern Alberta First Nations Flood Relief. Must be 18 or older to attend, Please call library at 403-887-2130 to pre-register. Saturday, July 27 - Taste of Markerville, a country food fair celebrating great local food, farmers and community in Historic Markerville from noon to 5 pm. Browse vendor displays, try your hand working with fibre, separating milk, churning (and sampling) butter and ice cream and shop for locally grown veggies, fruit, eggs, antiques collectibles and artwork. For info visit Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 - Alberta Volleyball Association adult tournament, elite and competitive divisions for those 18 and over, at the pier. Saturday, July 27 - Central Alberta Singles dance 8:30 pm at Penhold Hall. Music by Wise Choice. Members and invited guests only; new members welcome. Elaine 403-341-7653 or Bob 403-3047440. Sunday, July 28 - Fourth annual Sunday Afternoon at Dickson Store Museum beginning at 2 pm. Music, one act play, refreshments and goodies. Wednesday, July 31 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Bus to Cash Casino, Calgary. Leave 8:30 a.m. Phone Joan 403-887-7614. Wednesday, July 31 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Lodge is hosting a Meals on Wheels Appreciation Tea at 1:30 pm at the lodge, 4620 47 Avenue. All past and present drivers and helpers invited for refreshments and entertainment. Thursday, August 1 - Teddy Bear picnic at Dickson Store Museum from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Crafts, games, music, face-painting, and a free picnic fit for a bear. Bring along your favourite stuffed friend. Admission $2 (includes picnic) but space is limited so reserve now at 403-728-3355. Friday, August 2 to Monday, August 5 - Summer Village of Gull Lake Centennial “Renew, Remember, Rediscover”. Various events - check for full list. Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 - Leslieville Antique Days at Leslieville Central Alberta Antique

and Model Club. Antique tractors and cars, parades, slow races, tractor pulls, threshing and lumber sawing. Demonstrations of butter churning, break making and spinning. Flea market and agricultural displays. Ride the Royal Scott Steam Train. Dinner at the hall Saturday and Sunday followed by entertainment. Pancake breakfasts both days. 2 miles east and half mile south of Leslieville. Thursday, August 8 to Sunday, August 11 - Bentley Town & Country Fair and Ag Rodeo: parade, children’s activities, displays and bench exhibits, art show, fireworks, car show, horseshoe tournament, cabaret, kids wool bustin’, pancake breakfasts, drive-in movie, Dick Damron concert, church service and more. Rodeo info at or Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August, 11: Sixth annual Shake The Lake action sports and music festival. Featuring high calibre live music, BMX and skateboarding competitions, food and beverages, a vendor village, and children and family area. Admission is completely free!

Support Programs Sylvan Lake Al-Anon (for families and friends of alcoholics) 8 pm Sundays, Presbyterian Church (north door), Kathy 403-887-4470 or Robyn 403887-2961. 06/30/13 Sylvan Lake AA meetings. Tuesdays 7:30 pm Lions Hall; Sundays 8 pm Presbyterian Church (north door). For more information call male 403-8874470, 403-588-5491 or female 403-887-4297. Narcotics Anonymous meetings Thursday nights at 7:30 pm at Sylvan Lake Bethany Care, 4700 47th Ave. 06/30/13 Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Overweight? Underweight? Obsessed with weight or dieting? You are not alone. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Everyone is welcome. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12 step recovery program. For info call Joan at 403-396-9371.

Weekly events Wednesdays - Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank issues hampers from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Located in basement of Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4607 47th Ave., Sylvan Lake. Contact 403-887-4534 in you are in need of assistance. Thursdays - Sylvan Lake Seniors Bus to Red Deer. Pick-up starts at 9:15 am. Returning to Sylvan 1:30 pm. Call Glenda 403-864-4910. Thursdays - Community Bingo at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Precall at 6:30 bingo starts at 7 pm. Canteen opens at 5:30 pm.

Crash - Three people were transported to hospital for observation, with minor injuries, following a crash just after 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Highway 20 and 47th Avenue. The motorcyclists were spared more serious injury because they were dressed in leather protective gear. RCMP, Sylvan Lake firefighters and Associated Ambulance EMS staff responded to the collision. The driver of the car was issued a traffic ticket.

Volunteers Wanted Would you like to listen to some great jazz music free? Jazz at the Lake Festival is looking for volunteers in Sylvan Lake and Red Deer August 10-18 to help with our event. Various shifts available for young and old. Among the jobs are staging, selling tickes and merchandise and handing out brochures. Email Chantal at or check out Eight accrued hours allow you free entry to one ticketed concert.

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Many involved in trying to rescue man missing in water by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

Actions of Sylvan Lake firefighters, RCMP and civilians involved in the search for a man missing in the water off Centennial Park Saturday night were “nothing short of heroic”, RCMP Sgt. Michelle Boutin told town councillors Monday. A 26-year-old Calgary man died in hospital the following afternoon as a result of the mishap. His name is not being released by RCMP. At approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sylvan Lake RCMP received a 911 call reporting a person outside the swim line at Sylvan Lake Provincial Park who appeared to be drowning. Cpl. Kevin Halwa responded with an RCMP boat along with first responders from both Sylvan Lake Fire Department and Associated Ambulance Service. Other RCMP members and firefighters

located witnesses on shore and were able to direct the boat to the location the victim had last been seen. Off duty firefighter Jeff Moulton was just untarping his boat and it was seconded for use in transporting two firefighters and an Associated Ambulance EMT to the scene. When emergency crews arrived at the area where the victim was last seen, witnesses said he had already been under water for several minutes and hadn’t been located. Emergency workers jumped into the water and with other civilians searched for the victim. Deputy Fire Chief Steve Scanland said that as well as the eight firefighters and police officer who were in the water, approximately 10 civilians assisted in locating the missing man, some in kayaks or using a paddle board. (He requested that we not name the individual firefighters involved.)

Sylvan’s official population 13,015; hundreds could be missing by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

19. Twelve enumerators started a door-to-door campaign in 36 areas May 1st and were given a month to complete the task. Residents were also able to answer census questions online, something which 23 per cent of the population used. In her report to council June 10th, Betty Osmond, the town’s chief administrative officer, stated enumerators would be working to the end of the June 15-16 weekend to complete the last 560 homes remaining uncounted. “An area of concern is apartments and condos where enumerators have struggled obtaining access.” After the work of enumerators was complete Littmann and town staff worked diligently to reduce the number of uncounted residences, sending letters to registered property owners. Work on the census was finally concluded last Wednesday. More complete details from the census will be presented to councillors at their August meeting. In the meantime, the town will file a affidavit with Alberta Municipal Affairs prior to the September 1st deadline, confirming the new population which is used by provincial government departments in determining how much the town receives in grant money each year.

Rapid growth has continued in Sylvan Lake, according to the most recent count of residents. It also remains a young community with 54 per cent of the population under 35, 25 per cent of that figure 16 or under. In the two year period since the last federal census, the town’s population has increased 5.6 per cent or 688 residents to a new official total of 13,015. However that’s still lower than the number of people actually living in the community. A report presented to council Monday night stated “357 residences were not included in the census as no contact could be made by enumerators or through direct mailing to the residence. This represents 5.3 per cent of the population as uncounted.” Marilee Littmann told councillors that of these homes, 19 per cent were in two specific condominium and apartment complexes “where tenancy lists could not be obtained from owners or property managers and all methods utilized to obtain statistical information were unsuccessful”. The buildings were the Woodsmere Holdings Sylvan Lake Seniors Corp. apartment buildAssociation offers ings on Hinshaw Drive Resources and trained and the Sommerset volunteers to assist Condos on Lakeway with applications Boulevard. for: The discrepancy in the figure could mean there are 600-700 more Alberta Seniors Benefit people living in Sylvan Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Lake than the official count will indicate, Dental/Optical Programs suggested Mayor Susan Education Property Tax Rebate Samson. Sylvan Lake’s last This is a Walk–in Service official population was 12,327 as determined The Seniors Centre 4908–50 Ave. in the 2011 federal cenwill be open every Thursday from sus. The census was 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. meant to count the for the services above. people residing in Town of Sylvan Lake 403-887-5428 Sylvan Lake on April & Summer Villages

The water was approximately 15 feet deep and visibility was very limited hampering the search, according to a news release from Halwa. The victim was located laying on the lake bed, brought to the surface and loaded into one of the boats where CPR was initiated. In the meantime, STARS air ambulance had been dispatched to Sylvan Lake and a landing site was set up on Lakeshore Drive east of 40th Street. The victim was brought to shore and carried to an ambulance which was then escorted to Red Deer Regional Hospital by RCMP while STARS was diverted to the hospital. While enroute, the victim was able to regain a pulse and was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit, stated Halwa. He passed away Sunday afternoon. Police determined, from witnesses, that the victim had been floating in a small inflatable boat when he and a female friend, both in their own boats, drifted to the edge of the marked swim area. Once there, the victim got out of his boat in an attempt to push the other boat back in the direction of the shore but struggled to re-enter his own boat. An attempt to rescue the victim was attempted by his friend but she was unsuccessful. A quick thinking witness, who

had been in the water nearby, ran to a nearby business and called 911 to summon help. It was later determined the victim had been underwater for about 16-20 minutes prior to being located. Boutin, in an interview Tuesday, said the RCMP were fortunate that Halwa, a qualified boat operator, was on duty and able to get the RCMP boat going as quickly as he did. Many times on an entire shift there’s no trained boat operator among officers working. Responding to Facebook criticism about the length of time in arriving at the scene, she said, as first responders their task is to be able to deploy quickly. “Without having a boat on the water 24-7 or officers on standby 24-7, there will be time delays.” The RCMP detachment received a new zodiac style boat about two weeks ago and its based at Marina Bay. It replaced a previous boat that had been in service for many years. Sylvan Lake is used annually as a training site for RCMP boat operators who come from all parts of the province to participate. Neither Scanland nor Grant Santo, regional operations manager with Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation, who’s responsible for the provincial park’s operation, could remember a drowning in the park since at least the 1980s.

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Consider your own safety first a lesson from tragedy It’s unfortunate that it takes a tragedy to remind us of the dangers of the water which dominates our community. However, at the same time, the absence, in recent memory, of previous tragedies in the heavily used area of the provincial park also indicates a healthy respect for safety. One of the messages to come from the drowning of a 26-year-old Calgary man is that it only takes a short time or an unfortunate decision. In a Calgary Herald article, Sylvan Lake RCMP Cpl. Kevin Halwa was quoted, “It’s a tragic, tragic incident.” He confirmed that the man was not wearing a life-jacket. “Would a life-jacked have save him? Likely,” said Halwa. “But that doesn’t change the tragedy here.” Halwa wasn’t able to say whether or not the victim was an experienced swimmer. A warning from Canada Safety Council states nearly 500 Canadians die every year in

water-related incidents. Drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death for children under 10 years of age, while children under the age of five are most at risk. While their recommendations are geared towards children, the fact that drowning deaths consume so many talented and growing individuals each year is worthy of note. Another topic, in relation to Sylvan Lake, is the use of proper flotation devices when boating, kayaking, canoeing and sailing on our jewel. RCMP Cpl. James Allemekinders, in conversation earlier this week, noted that when checking boats he asks those on the watercraft who aren’t wearing life preservers if they know where they’re stored on the boat, in case the operator in injured or unable to tell his or her passengers during an incident. The message here, of course, is that if you choose not to wear a life preserver you at least

Dear Editor, Re: Man-made beaches in Sylvan Lake (RD Advocate, July 10) Upon reading this article in The Advocate I was angered and very concerned that $25,000 of taxpayer money was spent on a man-made beach. This beach is on provincial property and the province would not pay for it. Councillor Dale Plante would like to see this program extended to the estimated cost of $500,000. We, the taxpayers, are faced with an ongoing, crushing debt to maintain the new Lakeshore Drive for years and years to come. The $22 million spent on construction so far will be insignificant compared to the cost of maintaining this

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know quickly where to find one in an emergency — something that’s unplanned and for which there is little time to recover. While we know what we write is common sense and should be adhered to, if we can influence one person to be more vigilant and prepared, we’ve done our duty in discussing the issue. At the same time, we must applaud all of the people who selflessly assisted in trying to rescue the man who eventually died. Our firefighters are volunteers who respond to 911 calls from their homes or wherever they are, to help during emergencies. Police, while first responders, aren’t specially trained in diving and exploring the murky depths of our lake. Associated Ambulance EMS people were there to provide

To everyone involved, our sincere appreciation for taking action. We truly have a strong community of people who care about others. Whether they are tourists visiting for a short time, or long time residents, we know our society is well served.

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their expertise. Most significant, of course, are the people who are not first responders, but who were enjoying a leisurely Saturday evening and joined in the rescue attempts, using their swimming strengths or their watercraft to assist.

Everything is set for the annual fair and stampede, which will be staged by the Benalto Agricultural Society next Tuesday and Wednesday. Given fine weather for the two days, the directorate look for a record-breaking crowd.

one mile of beach front. The yearly cost of labour, utilities for lights, flowers, repairs to damaged property, etc. will continue to rise. From main street east to the end of Lakeshore Drive there are 225 street lights in this mile. 175 of the lights go from 46th Street to the east end of Lakeshore. This area of beach front is used for four months of the year. The rest of the year it is virtually empty. What a waste of power and more important money. Also in the same area the largest percentage of users do not spend any money in town businesses. They bring everything that they need for the day. All that is left is a mess to clean up. Short of charging for parking, there is no way to recover any money for mainFor the stampede events, which will be run off under the direction of Dewey Nielson, a bunch of real outlaw buckers and wild steers have been secured and thrills and spills a-plenty should be the order of the day. Mid West shows provides the midway attractions with many rides for the kiddies. Grandstand performances are featured by the Juneau School of Dancing and their numbers include comedy, songs, dances and acrobatics. On the night of the second day the draw will be made for the Red Cross Calf, an Aberdeen-Angus heifer, donated by Jack McBride. Free picture shows by the Department of Extension both afternoons and a dance each night round out a good bill of entertainment. Commencing at 12:30 noon,

tenance from this beach area. Earlier this year Mayor Samson and three councillors voted for a $60,000 ‘study’ on how to attract more tourists. In the first place all we need is a sandy beach and people will come. However in the second place we do not have parking for the ones that come now! Because of the brilliant design of the new Lakeshore, the east half mile has no parking whatsoever. I think the $60,000 was another waste of money. A suggestion for Dale Plante. Spend the $500,000 cleaning out Sylvan Creek so it flows like it did originally, and we will have one mile of the best beach in all of Alberta. Just like the lakeshore was before the Department of Transportation (DOT) rerouted Sylvan Creek when they rebuilt Highway 20. Tuesday, a fine programme of races for boys and girls will be run off — and the lucky winners will have some nice spending money. Considerable work has been done on the grounds this year and the Agricultural Society take a just pride in their grounds and equipment. ♦ ♦ ♦ The I.O.D.E. received $52.63 at the “Trail of Silver” on Saturday.

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George B. Handford of Red Deer was re-elected president of the Sylvan Lake Summer Resident Property Owners’ Association at their annual meeting. On the executive committee are Mrs. William Ireland of Calgary, vice-president; L. M. Roberts of

DOT removed a large bridge and replaced it with two 36” culverts. What an astounding engineering accomplishment. One final note on street lights. On 50th Avenue from main street east for one mile there are 24 street lights that are needed 12 months of a year. A very busy road that needs more lights. Last of all, when you consider how we are begging and pleading to raise money for a new arena, curling rink, urgent care facility, etc., I for one do no want to spend another dime on manmade beaches. Are there any other citizens in town that have the same feeling? Dale Mannix, Sylvan Lake Edmonton, secretary-treasurer; and Eric S. Huestis of Edmonton and J. B. Pearce of Calgary. They will meet with the mayor and councillors to discuss improvements to the resort. A memorial trophy has been awarded by the association to be presented each year to the best all-round swimmer in the annual regatta. This trophy is presented in memory of the late Mrs. G. D. Caughey who was for many years secretary-treasurer of the association. ♦ ♦ ♦ After a resident of nearly three years, Rev. Father MacDonnel, Parish Priest of Sylvan Lake will leave at the first of next week to take an advanced course in Social Science, at the Catholic University of St. Louis, Missouri.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 SYLVAN LAKE NEWS


Amazing Race’s first episode winner visited Sylvan on weekend by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

One of the competitors in the newest hit television show Amazing Race Canada visited family in Sylvan Lake on the weekend. Darren Trapp, who with his girlfriend Kristen Idiens, won the first leg of the race which was shown on CTV last Monday, was in town for the wedding of his second cousin. While here he reminisced about his connections with Sylvan Lake. His grandfather, Korny Hansen, started Top O’ The Hill Golf Course which is currently operated by his uncle Brian Hansen, his mother’s brother. “I worked at the golf course for a couple of season. I love this place,” Trapp said Saturday afternoon. Applying to be contestants in the race was Kristen’s idea, he said. “She found out they were accepting applications and set, ‘Let’s do it’. Immediately I felt like throwing up. I knew if we applied, we were going to get on the show. Two days after we submitted our video we got a call back.” “It was pretty intense,” he said of the experience. “The preparation for the race, time leading up to it. You don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. As soon as they say GO, it’s full on, nonstop until the say STOP. Every emotion is running through your body all at once.” The race was filmed over 22 days in May, Trapp

Darren Trapp said. Host Jon Montgomery told competitors at the beginning “they were about to embark on a physically grueling 23,000 km adventure from coast to coast.” The race will be ten legs long and feature potential stops in all 10 provinces and three territories, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. The first episode was neck and neck up until

the drive to the winery. Brett and Holly ended up taking a different route. At that moment, we knew we’d won. “To be the first winners of the first leg of the first Amazing Race Canada, that’s incredible.” They won a trip to Australia as a result. While he couldn’t speak about what happens in future episodes, Trapp said they went into the race thinking win or loose it’s the perfect opportunity to get exposure. He and Kristen want to develop a sustainable community. “Getting selected gives us a huge platform. We get the opportunity to meet people in the loop. Win or lose we already consider ourselves winners.” Trapp would like to see a reality show based on the creation of their dream community. The pair already have experience working in Africa as volunteers, spending two weeks there with a group and the rest of the three month trip doing research for a non-government organization into such topics as viability of women’s initiative groups, nursery school feeding programs and PTA teacher wage supple-

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ment programs. He’s back at his regular job of adventure guiding at Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C. where work includes rafting, dog sledding and ATVing. He’s also worked as a oilfield medic with seismic. It was money earned through that job that paid for the trip to Africa, he said, indicating that as an environmentalist he justified taking oilfield money and putting it to something worthwhile. Asked about highlights of the race that he could talk about, Trapp listed getting to know the rest of the teams. “They’re so diverse, their personalities, stories and what they’ve done in life. Jon (Montgomery, the show’s host and an Olympic gold medal skeleton racer), an icon I’ve seen as a kid, that’s pretty cool.” The series premiere of Amazing Race Canada “smashed records (last Monday) with an amazing audience of three million viewers on CTV. It was the highest-rated series premier of a Canadian series ever,” said a media release from BellMedia. Amazing Race Canada may be viewed on CTV Monday nights at 9 p.m.

HEALTHY CHILDREN LAST A LIFETIME Sylvan Lake & Area Early Childhood Coalition

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Author Doris Jeanne MacKinnon will lead a discussion on her book, “The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith: Portrait of a Métis Woman, 18611960”, during a wine and cheese event at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library from 7-9 p.m. tonight (Thursday). Mayor Susan Samson will start pouring the wine when the library closes at 8 p.m. This event is totally free; we will graciously be accepting cash donations to the Southern Alberta First Nations Flood Relief. Must be 18 or older to attend, please call the Library at 403-8872130 to pre-register. MacKinnon will have copies of her book available for purchase at the event, or you may request a copy from the Library.

Watch for our guide of community programs and services for children 0 - 6 years of age. In August, we will be distributing them throughout Sylvan Lake. Thank you to our sponsors for assisting us in printing: • Razzle Dazzle Family Day Home Agency, 403-887-3332 • Stephan Trudel, Royal LePage, 403-352-5019 • KCS Early Learning/Special Needs/ Family Supports, 403-887-4330 • Canadian Tire Sylvan Lake, 403-887-0581 • Imagine the Image Graphic Design & Print Media, 403-505-0543

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Sylvan’s 100th

- A beautiful aerial image taken in 1950 by photographer was Lorne Burkell of Calgary was provided by Sylvan Lake & District Archives. The photo was provided to the archives for copying by the Greene family who have owned the cottage Evergreene for many years. Other copies of the photographer’s work are held in the Glenbow Archives. Burkell served overseas as a photographer in the Royal Canadian Air Force (Flight Lieutenant) and then worked for the Edmonton Bulletin and Calgary Albertan newspapers before opening his own commercial photography business in Calgary in 1950. Photo courtesy Sylvan Lake & District Archives Society

Five sent to hospital after early morning rollover in rural area Saturday, July 13th 12:34 a.m. – RCMP investigated a complaint of stunting near Ryders Ridge. Witnesses reported that male youths in a truck were spinning doughnuts and sliding sideways around the corner at 45th Avenue and 43rd Street. One witness reported that her parked vehicle was almost struck as a result. The youths had also been involved in a similar incident approximately two weeks prior. As a result of the investigation, an 18-yearold Sylvan Lake male is facing three counts of failing to comply with the conditions of a Youth Justice Act order and possession of marijuana.

2:26 a.m. – A noise complaint resulted in a RCMP patrol being made by Notes RCMP on 48th Street at Special to Sylvan Lake News 50th Avenue in Bentley. A group of males in their twenties were reportedly drinking on the street and lit a fire on the median. A small burn pile, which appeared to be started in a cardboard box, was located on a grassy area next to the street at the intersection. An investigation is continuing. 3:23 a.m. – A male is facing several charges in con-



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nection with an incident outside of Chef Francisco’s bar on Lakeshore Drive. RCMP on foot patrol noticed two males standing in the middle of the road and requested that the males get off the roadway. They refused to leave the road so members approached at which time one of the males entered a taxi, while the other male became confrontational with members. As a result, the male was handcuffed and taken to cells until sober. While at cells, the male kicked one of the members and uttered threats against him. He also threatened to kill another police officer. As a result of the confrontations, the 51-year-old male is now facing charges of uttering threats against peace officers, assaulting a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer and disturbing the peace. 3:48 p.m. – A female stopped for a seatbelt infraction was arrested and charged with the refusal of an approved screening device. The 46-year-old female was stopped on 50th Avenue at 40th Street in Sylvan Lake. She displayed signs of impairment and a breath demand was made, upon which time the woman refused to provide a sample and was formally charged. Sunday, July 14th 1:00 a.m. – A single vehicle rollover on Highway 11A at Range Road 24 in Red Deer County sent five people to

hospital. The vehicle containing two adult males, aged 21 and 23, and three 14-year-old girls, rolled in the ditch, landing against some trees with the roof crushed. A female was ejected from the vehicle and is suffering from possible head, neck and back injuries. The 21-year-old male driver is charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm. 9:02 p.m. – A male has been charged with impaired driving after RCMP conducted a traffic stop on 50th Avenue at 46th Street in Sylvan Lake. The driver was found to be impaired after his vehicle was pulled over due to a license plate infraction. The male was arrested and transported to cells where breath samples were taken. A 59-year-old male is facing a charge of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and having a blood alcohol level over .08. Tuesday, July 16th 3:58 a.m. – RCMP attended a residence on 43rd Street in Sylvan Lake after a report of a house being egged. A male wearing a hoodie was seen fleeing the area. Police attended and two male youths, aged 15 and 16, were located. They admitted to throwing the eggs and were taken to their parents. The youths were tasked with cleaning the property damage. As the property owner agreed to the actions taken by police, no charges were laid.

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Candidate feels he has skills needed for council position by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

A school counsellor and active volunteer sports coach is the latest person to throw his hat into the ring for the fall municipal election. École H. J. Cody High School counsellor Jas Payne announced his candidacy during an interview Tuesday. He and his family moved to Sylvan Lake five years ago when he accepted a position as vice principal at the school. They chose Sylvan Lake from many options because they felt it was the “best community for our kids’ future”. Declaring he’ll seek a seat on Sylvan Lake council, Payne said, “in no way do I think council is doing a poor job. I think they’re doing a good job considering extenuating factors.” One of those is rapid growth. In the five years

he’s been here, the town has grown by 1,900 people. “Too many times I’m asking myself why did they (council) do that. Rather than sit back and criticize, I’d rather be the one being criticized,” Payne said. “I have a strong moral and ethical sense. I listen well. I think that’s the thing missing from council, the listening part, the communications part. “I truly love this community, I love

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Noble is most recent RCMP officer posted to Sylvan Lake an honour,” she said. The team captured the 1985 Sylvan Lake News Canadian Midget Girls Softball title with a 12 inning, 7-5 win over British Cst. Sandra Noble joined the Columbia in the deciding game of Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment July the A-B final. The Blues won their 14 and brings almost 10 years expesecond consecutive Canadian Midget rience. Girls Fast Pitch Championship in Previous postings have been at seven consecutive games outscoring Hanley and La Loche, Saskatchewan their opponents 41-9 with clutch hitand Cold Lake Alberta. ting, sparking defensive play and “I love it,” she said after her first fierce pitching, states the Softball shifts in Sylvan Lake. “The people Alberta website. are really nice.” She’s happy to be livBut Noble said her “passion is voling in Sylvan Lake. leyball”. She participated in the World After many years as a travel agent Masters Games in Australia in 2009 in British Columbia, the Hillmond, and was supposed to compete in Italy Cst. Sandra Noble Saskatchewan native decided to purthis year. “It didn’t work out.” The sue a career in policing, something next World Masters Games is in New she’d always wanted to do. An avid softball player, Noble was inducted Zealand in four years time and she plans to be into the Alberta Softball Hall of Fame in 2010 there. Besides sports, her love is dogs. She has a along with teammates from the Lloydminster Midget Girls Blues team of 1985-86. “It was quite chocolate lab which is her joy. by Steve Dills

Busy period for firefighters Friday, July 19 - 7:27 p.m. Following are calls respondFire ed to by Sylvan Lake’s volunteer gas leak, carbon monoxide, Response firefighters, during the two Benalto. Special to weeks ending July 22, as supSylvan Lake News Saturday, July 20 - 1:14 p.m. plied by Deputy Fire Chief Steve - motor vehicle collision, 47th Scanland. 4:58 a.m. - gas leak, carbon Avenue and Highway 20. Monday, July 8 - 2:42 p.m. - monoxide, Falconview Place. Saturday, July 20 - 1:57 p.m. medical assistance, 47A Avenue. hazardous material spill, Wednesday, July 17 - 3:25 Monday, July 8 - 4:12 p.m. Highway 11A and Highway 20. p.m. - alarm, no fire, Highway grass fire, Highway 11A and Saturday, July 20 - 7:38 p.m. 11A. Range Road 10. - water rescue, Sylvan Lake, near Friday, July 19 - 6:11 p.m. - Centennial Park. Tuesday, July 9 - 10:47 a.m. motor vehicle collision, Highway motor vehicle collision, 47th Sunday, July 21 - 12:05 a.m. 20 and Herder Drive. alarm, no fire, Red Deer County. Avenue and Herder Drive. Wednesday, July 10 - 12:29 p.m. - motor vehicle collision, 47th Avenue. Thursday, July 11 6:07 p.m. - alarm, no fire, Points West Resort, Sylvan Lake. Sunday, July 14 12:56 a.m. - motor OUR DOOR TO YOURS – vehicle collision, Highway 11A and MOBILE GLASS SERVICE Range Road 24. Sylvan Lake: 403-887-6661 Eckville: 403-746-2975 Monday, July 15 -

Sylvan Lake. I would like to see growth and prosperity continue.” At the same time he added, “I think the community needs to be more involved in decisions that are made. More involved in understanding why council is making decisions they make.” Payne spent four years as vice principal of H. J. Cody before switching to the role of counsellor last year. “The opportunity to do administration for four years showed me where my strengths were. They truly were in counselling, in listening and directing.” That decision has freed up time that will be necessary in the role of town councillor. “The skills I have are suited to council. Rationally thinking through decisions, thinking through processes and asking why are we doing what we’re doing.” Payne admitted to no previous political experience but said he has worked with people in politics, in university elections supporting those running, never as a leader but always as a counsellor. He also admits to being an ‘armchair’ councillor, talking to people and being asked opinions. “I’ve decided it’s time to get out of the armchair.” Urgent care is a big issue for him. He’s also interested in finding partnerships to develop community resources. “The town, growing the way it is, is in dire need of a change in perspective with regard to education. We need new schools.” By working in partnership with the community and business he believes we can “build core pieces of the community” such as those in other communities in the province with things like sports, culture and wellness centres as part of education facilities. One of his personal issues is with town communications. Many people don’t know what’s happening. One example of that, he said, was when the landmark lighthouse was

removed. He asked neighbours if they knew that was happening and “none of us had any idea what was going on. I’d like to know and be part of major decisions.” The downtown area is another area he’s thought about. “Every year I plan the grad for 2,000 to 3,000 people who watch convocation at the multiplex. Then in the evening we have to go to Red Deer for a banquet for 500-700 people because we can’t accommodate that in Sylvan Lake. I wonder why a convention centre hasn’t been built. Not by the town. But a conference centre that could bring people to Sylvan Lake in the winter. Allowing private money in the province to find its way here.” Noting things aren’t like they were 15 years ago, he said he’d like to see a shift in thought so we can make the lake more useful for the community 12 months of the year and not just three and a half months of the year. “Community involvement is very important. I think everybody has an obligation to be involved. Council is an extension of that obligation. If you feel you can do it, you should,” Payne said. Married nearly 20 years to Becca, they have three children, Jonny, Jake and Mia. He came to Sylvan Lake five years ago from Fort McMurray where he was a high school counsellor. Payne earned Bachelor and Master of Education degrees from the University of Alberta with emphasis in language and communications. “My personal growth plan is to increase communications, understanding between all parties involved in a situation, make sure everyone understands where everyone is.” An avid sports coach, he’s been involved with his children’s soccer teams and has coached football and basketball at H. J. Cody. “My children are my biggest focus. The only way to ensure your children are going to be safe is to be involved in their lives.”

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Noah Reid from Sylvan Lake spent three days last week learning firefighting and flood control techniques from Canadian Forces instructors at Damage Control Training Facility Galiano in Esquimalt, B.C. Reid is a member of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Red Deer and is currently taking his six week long Boatswain Mate Course at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship QUADRA in Comox, B.C. During this course he will also spend many of his days aboard a Royal Canadian Navy ORCA patrol class tender vessel. “I can’t believe all the things I get to do and it’s all free,” said the Grade 11 École H. J. Cody High School student. “I practised using a fire hose and fire extinguisher to put out fires. My favourite part was being in the flood simulator and having gallons of water rushing out at me while my partner and I had to plug it!” Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a national youth program sponsored by Department of National Defence and Navy League of Canada. The program is offered to all youth in Canada aged 12-18 and is provided at zero cost to families. Adults interested in volunteering or youth interested in joining, are encouraged to contact RCSCC RED DEER Commanding Officer, Lt. (N) Bertine Tremblay at

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Responsibilities: . Establish a Project Charter for each approved project, de¿ning the projects goals, objectives, risks, assumptions, staf¿ng levels, roles and responsibilities, work breakdown structure, milestones, and deliverables. . Manage project activities throughout lifecycle, including tendering of projects, the allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, documentation, budget, and other factors necessary for success . Conduct stakeholder meetings and forums in order to solicit feedback, input, and expectations; incorporate these into project plans and report back to stakeholders per a formal communications plan. . Closely monitor the progress and billing of third party workers, such as consultants, contractors and other specialists and track all project costs to ensure completion within budget. . Conduct project debrie¿ngs/post mortems in order to identify areas for improvement; make changes or recommendations based on ¿ndings. . Ensure contractors meet the requirements of Occupational Health and Safety and of the Town of Sylvan Lake safety program . Participate in the development of long term capital planning and the development of the annual capital budget related to infrastructure Quali¿cations: . Minimum of Diploma from a recognized Technical Institute in the area of Civil Engineering or an Engineering Degree from a recognized University. . Completion of PMI program or willingness to acquire this designation within a reasonable time period . Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of municipal engineering and project management . Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods . Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary project team, facilitate discussions and achieve a balance of interests that align with long term directives . Highly effective negotiation, diplomatic, and conÀict resolutions skills. . Strong ability to work with engineering consultants, land developers, contractors and the public to achieve the desired results This is a tremendous opportunity to work in a professional, team focused environment. You have a strong desire to be major contributor to the success of a vibrant and growing organization. If you are up to the challenge of taking ownership and wanting to make a difference, this is an ideal situation. We offer competitive rates and an excellent bene¿ts package, including a wellness component. If this position interests you, please submit your resume in con¿dence specifying the position you are applying for, by August 23, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 4926 - 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 Attention: Human Resources Fax: 403-887-3660 | Email: All successful candidates will be contacted

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ZZZV\OYDQODNHFDJRJUHHQ DEVELOPMENT PERMITS TAKE NOTICE THAT on or before July 22, 2013 the Development OfÂżcer for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): RYDERS RIDGE Abbey Master Builder for a single family dwelling, deck & detached garage on Lot 3, Block 8, Plan 102-4600 (15 Radcliff Way) Kim Rosichuk for basement development on Lot 48, Block 7, Plan 122-2463 (53 RichÂżeld Crescent) Candel Homes for a single family dwelling with deck and secondary suite on Lot 35, Block 7, Plan 122-2463 (27 RichÂżeld Crescent) LAKEWAY BOULEVARD Mark Custance for basement development on Lot 47, Block 7, Plan 032-4657 (21 Lodge Place) Jason Reid for deck on Lot 20, Block 2, Plan 042-3882 (66 Lakeway Boulevard) FOX RUN Dan & Tina St.Pierre for a detached garage on Lot 63, Block 1, Plan 982-3367 (15 Fern Crescent) Karla Price for a Home Occupation Type ‘A’ – Cleaning Service on Lot 8B, Block 8, Plan 992-4759 (54 Old Boomer Road) Arden & Patricia Myhr for a deck on Lot 60, Block 8, Plan 022-4518 (61 Fulmar Close) BEACON HILL Henderson Homes for a single family dwelling with deck on Lot 67, Block 11, Plan 112-4897 (141 Bowman Circle) William & Joan Dickson for basement development on Lot 48, Block 12, Plan 082-6579 (44 Bowman Circle) Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage & deck on Lot 37, Block 12, Plan 112-4897 (22 Bowman Circle) Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage & deck on Lot 9, Block 13, Plan 112-4897 (19 Bowman Circle) Jerome & Kim Burdick for a deck on Lot 34, Block 12, Plan 112-4897 (16 Bowman Circle) HEWLETT PARK Ingrid & Gary Soanes for a detached garage on Lot 8, Block 9, Plan 992-6225 (9 Heenan Crescent) Jason Dick for an existing secondary suite on Lot 38, Block 1, Plan 002-0409 (72 Hallgren Drive) WILLOW SPRINGS Brandon Chodak for a detached garage on Lot 16, Block 3, Plan 022-6044 (98 Wildrose Drive) CRESTVIEW Gregg Kahan (Urban Systems) for a Freestanding Neighbourhood IdentiÂżcation Sign on SW . 28;38-1-5 (Crestview Subdivision) INDUSTRIAL PARK MCJ Investments Ltd. for the construction of a Mini Storage Facility (7 Buildings) on Lot 4, Block 1, Plan 862-2644 (3 Industrial Drive) STREETS Lynn & Larry McNish for a deck on Lot 23, Block 6, Plan 2643AS (5008 44 Street) Ken Miller for basement development on Lot 66, Plan 10, Plan 112-2995 (4801 44 Street) Town of Sylvan Lake for a change in use – ‘Parks and Playgrounds’ on Lot 52, Block 11, Plan 082-8242 (4260 50 Street) AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT you may appeal Discretionary approvals to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, as provided for in Part 17, of the Municipal Government Act. Written statements relevant to the development and reasons for the appeal may be submitted to the Town of Sylvan Lake, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, 4926 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 within 14 days following this publication. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretations of the Land Use Bylaw. For further information please contact the Development OfÂżcer at 887-2141. Dated at Sylvan Lake, Alberta, this 25th day of July, 2013. Development OfÂżcer, Town of Sylvan Lake

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2013 MUNICIPAL CENSUS ONLINE ENTRY & CANVASSING FOR THE TOWN OF SYLVAN LAKE MUNICIPAL CENSUS IS NOW COMPLETE! We have made every eort to include all dwellings within the municipal boundaries. We thank all those who participated in the 2013 Census and “Counted Themselves Inâ€?.

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Lake water quality topic of display at provincial park By clicking on an interactive map you may check locations throughout the province and in other locales. Sylvan Lake News Swim Guide began in Toronto when a team of staff and volunteers at Lake Ontario Waterkeeper set out to The pristine water quality of Sylvan Lake is high- answer the simple question: Is it safe to swim in Lake lighted on a new website which reports conditions Ontario?, according to the website. across Alberta. Now Waterkeeper organizations across Canada and More information about lake water quality and the USA are involved. swimming conditions will be available at a beach disSylvan Lake’s information is updated by North play next Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. at the water- Saskatchewan Riverkeeper ( front. According to the Swim Guide website, “In Alberta, Glen Isaac, executive director and riverkeeper with the five regions of Alberta Health Services select and North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper program, said the monitor beaches and swimming areas during the bathdisplay will be set up in conjunction with Sylvan Lake ing season (usually May-August). They are monitored Watershed Stewardship Society (SLWSS) and Alberta in accordance with the Canadian Recreational Water Lake Management Society (ALMS). He, Graeme Guidelines, Alberta Surface Water Quality Guidelines Strathdee of SLWSS and Dana Stromberg with ALMS and Alberta Nuisance and General Sanitation will be on hand to answer questions. Regulation.” The Waterkeeper Alliance maintains a website While Sylvan Lake has had a green status to provide up-to-date informa- out each of the past three seasons, other Alberta lakes tion on water quality and swimming conditions. have had their problems with blue green algae making this resource useful. Under the description of Sylvan Lake, it states, “This is THE beach for Central Alberta. Very popular with all ages and a hangout for boaters as well. There are grassy areas, picnic tables, volleyball nets Stop by our office to visit one of our Tax Professionals. and great people watching Year-round, they put their expertise to work for you. opportunities.” The beach’s ‘green’ staTuesday 10 – 4 pm tus, which “means the A2, 5043 - 50A Wednesday 10Street – 6 pm beach was tested recently Sylvan Lake, AB and met water quality stanThursday 10 – 4 pm 403-887-2234 dards” was last confirmed A2, 5043-50A Street | Sylvan Lake, AB | 403-887-2234 by N. Sask. Riverkeeper on Tuesday afternoon.

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- With the snip of a dog leash, Councillor Dale Plante, Mayor Susan Samson and Councillor Rick Grimson opened the much anticipated off leash dog park on 60th Street just north of West Meadows Cemetery, last Wednesday afternoon. Many dogs and their owner waited in anticipation for the official ceremony to conclude. Then everyone moved inside and dogs were freed to run through the field or cool off in the water. Over 40 dogs participated. At Monday night’s meeting, councillors approved the addition of gates and an orientation area for the park at a projected cost of $5,000. That’s available within the project budget of $180,000, according to a cost breakdown provided by Ron Lebsack, director of community services. He indicated that since the opening the issue of gates has been a topic on Facebook and the town has received six requests for them so dogs don’t get out of the park. The orientation area will be located off the parking lot entrance to allow owners that are unsure of their dogs a location to introduce their dog to other dogs prior to entering the larger off-leash park area, he indicated. More work needs to be done at the area during the fall planting season. Councillor Laverne Asselstine was against spending money on gates. “It’s still the onus of owners to maintain control of their dogs,” he said. “I don’t think it’s our obligation to spend a lot more money. Let’s trial test it.” During the opening, Samson said the town is home to 1,577 licensed dogs which are “an important part of this community and very valued”. STEVE DILLS PHOTOS

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Residents want return of stairway to lake at end of their street by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

A stairway to the lake may be in the future for residents of the 35th Street area. They received support for their quest after a delegation appeared at Sylvan Lake’s council meeting Monday evening. Gavin Fick said it became obvious when construction was finished earlier this year that the access area residents had enjoyed for over 50 years had been removed and wasn’t being replaced. He encouraged councillors to “right one of the most

obvious mistakes made in the whole redevelopment of Lakeshore Drive area”. “It’s patently unfair what’s been done in this area,” Fick said. John Law, who called himself one of the biggest supporters of what council has done on Lakeshore Drive, said he’s “pretty upset with the lack of access at 35th Street”. He complained about the lack of detailed information in town plans to give residents advance notice of what was planned, the increased distance of walking to another access and liability issues from people jumping over the retaining wall that’s now at the end of 35th Street.

Sylvan Lake U14 girls won gold medals in the Central Alberta Soccer Association final against Camrose June 25. The girls went on to win bronze medals at the U14 girls rural provincials in Edson July 5-7. The team includes, in the back row, Coach Glen Holly, Megan Cressey, Allison Kondor, Megan Steenbergen, Taylor Ferguson, Jessica Campbell, Casey Belway, AJ Williamson, Hannah Taylor, Kaitlyn Suderman, Mary LaGrange, Deirdre McAllister and Mr. Williamson; in the middle row, Bailey Gainor, Lynece McClusky, Rachel Taylor, Marisa Lee and Brynn O’Brien; and in the front row, TRACY KONDOR Shelby Bickley and Gillian Holly. Missing were Jesse Schmidt and Kamryn Mollins-Selent.

U14 girls soccer players finished season with bronze by Tracy Kondor Special to Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake’s U14 girls soccer team completed a successful season with 18 wins including playoffs. The girls finished second overall after playoffs, won bronze medals at Camrose Night Classic June 7-9, won gold medals in the Central Alberta Soccer Association final against Camrose June 25, won provincial qualifiers held in Stettler, against Camrose (in the final) June 21-23, and won bronze medals at the U14 girls rural provincials in Edson July 5-7. Coach Glen Holly said, “the girls provided ‘stellar’ defence all season long. Up front were our two powerhouse ‘strikers’, Megan Steenbergen and Shelby Bickley, who had 27 and 15 goals respectively. “The two goaltenders, AJ Williamson and Gillian Holly, kept the girls in the game on more than one occasion. “Great commitment from all 20 teammates was displayed and they played well beyond their years,” said Holly. “Much soccer success for Sylvan Lake for years to come with these young ladies.

“Thank you to all the parents and to Sylvan Lake Blizzard Soccer Association for their support this year.

On behalf of the parents, I’d like to give a big thank you to Glen Holly for coaching these young ladies.

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“This is a tragedy that needs to be fixed,” he said. Mayor Susan Samson indicated she and staff had met with the group before and she’d explained the environmental impact and shoreline erosion in that area was an important consideration and Alberta Parks representatives were discouraging use of the area. Law suggested the stairs be built parallel to the walkway instead of perpendicular and very little environmental damage would result. “Sylvan Lake is growing, there’s nothing you can do that’s going to stop people going in that area. As the area around Centennial Park gets congested people are going to move further east. People are going to find their way down to the beach.” He also noted that for some of the older residents or those with children walking an extra block along Lakeshore to access the lake is onerous. And if a washroom is needed, with the #3 washroom closed that means walking back to their residences. (Later in the meeting Ron Lebsack, director of community services, stated the #3 washroom will be recommissioned as soon as the province deems the landscaped area around it is okay from a liability standpoint.) Tim Schmidt, director of planning and development, told councillors that to make any changes they’d have to negotiate with Alberta Parks for permission to encroach on their land. “After talking to Alberta Parks, essentially from 40th Street to 36th Street they allowed encroachment for these accesses. They were opposed from 36th to 33rd Streets. Parks identified that area to go back into a natural envi-

ronment and for shoreline protection since various parts of the shoreline were eroding.” About towers, which some people inferred were to indicate accesses to the lake, Schmidt said they are public art and identify intersections. They will also contain history information boards as part of the town’s legacy trail. Following extensive debate councillors directed staff to approach Alberta provincial parks officials about the possibility of constructing a stairway from Lakeshore Drive so residents can access the park from the end of their street instead of having to walk a block west. Staff were also asked to provide costs to councillors. Not all councillors were in favour though. Mayor Susan Samson and Councillor Laverne Asselstine voted against the motion. Asselstine was concerned about the cost of breaking down the recently constructed retaining wall to install stairs. Samson related to her involvement with Sylvan Lake Management Committee which is charged with promoting a healthy lake and enhancing the lake. “One of the things we’re most concerned about are high lake levels and shoreline erosion. What I see from 36th to 33rd Street is narrowing of the shoreline there because of high lake levels.” She added, she’d seen people removing the armouring installed to prevent erosion and even one man digging into the shoreline. What the province is doing is allowing the shoreline to grow in. “I suggest we wait, leave the area untouched with access points as they are for five years.”



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Volunteer ‘strippers’ pulled the wet suits off of competitors after they finished the swim portion of the three disciplines during Sunday’s race. Among those taking advantage of the volunteers’ assistance was Sylvan Lake Tri club member Chuck Downie.

Heading north on 40th Street during a lap of their run were Beth Fraser of Camrose (177), an unidentified runner, Brett Thompson of Calgary (12), Catherine Matsalla of Sylvan Lake (90), and Lee Irvine of Airdrie (16). Matsalla finished in a time of 5:10:58 placing first in the women 50-54 category of the Half Ironman Triathlon. She was one of just two Sylvan Lake athletes competing at that distance. Chris Astle placed second in the men 19-24 category with a time of 5:56:54.

Following a swim, competitors raced into the transition area, shedding wetsuits and donning shoes and helmets for the 60 or 90 km. bike rides ahead of them. The Half Ironman included a 90 km. ride while the 1/60/10 race involved a 60 km. ride.

Sylvan Lake’s Lori Donovan jogged along 40th Street during one of the laps of the run portion of her 1/60/10 race Sunday. She finished the race with a time of 4:36:53 placing fourth in the 50-54 women category.

Runners were either heading out or returning from a lap of their race along 50A Street south of Centennial Park as a cyclist returned to town after the ride portion of his race. Among the runners were Judy Bertie of Edmonton (185), Ralph Kuhn of Calgary (133), a Three Way team member from Lethbridge (192), and Cheryl Guthrie of Edmonton (188).

Choppy water greeted over 100 competitors in the Sylvan Lake Half Ironman as they started a 1.9 km swim at 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Moderate wind from the northwest also greeted them on the 90 km bike ride and 21.1 km run. The top finisher, Craig Ewashko of Fort McMurray, finished the race in 4:17:31. STEVE DILLS PHOTOS

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Barry Anderson of Bentley, AB passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on July 11, 2013 at the age of 77 years old, with his wife lovingly at his side. Barry will be dearly missed by his wife of 53 years, Ruth, their son Martin (Verda), daughter Kerrine Azougarh (Hassan), and grandsons Jared and Jeremie. Barry is also survived by his siblings Ritchie (Ruth) of Calgary, Carole Enns (Karl) of Edmonton, Vern of Vancouver, and David (Martha) of Mexico and beloved cousin Ron (Charlotte) Tonks of Nashville. Barry was predeceased by his mother Dorothy (Kion) Anderson in 1993. †Barry will be remembered for his “punny” sense of humour, his quiet, easy going, calm and compassionate demeanour, and his unceasing faith in the Lord. Barry was born in Vancouver, went to bible school at Canadian Bible College (CBC) in Regina where he met the love of his life, Ruth, and completed a degree in theology. He then completed an Education degree from University of British Columbia before they wed in 1960. Barry started his first career as a school teacher in Montreal, then Canmore, Calgary and finally Red Deer (Mountview Elementary School). His second career was as a realtor in Red Deer and then farm realtor in the Bentley area. Their final career together was running a bed & breakfast in their home before finally retiring in their 70s. Barry and Ruth enjoyed their retirement years together in their countryside home outside Bentley. Although Barry’s pancreatic cancer and kidney failure was sudden, a shock to him and the family, his suffering was very brief. A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 †at the Alliance Community Church Sylvan Lake, AB 4404 47 Ave. Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1P1. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barry’s name to Ambrose University College (150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary, AB, T3H 0L5), formerly his alma mater CBC.

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989240 AB LTD. o/a TIM HORTONS Hiring 15 Permanent F/T Food Counter Attendants & 6 Permanent F/T Food Service Supervisors 4 Erickson Dr. Sylvan Lake. Fax: 403-887-0134, Must be available all shifts, eves., wknds., nights $11./hr. - FCA $13./hr - FSS Fax resume or apply in person. HEWLETT PARK MCDONALDS (50 Hewlett Park Landing Sylvan Lake) is seeking 10 Food Service Supervisors , available 24/7 for all shifts, starting at $13.12/hour. One year industry experience required. Apply in person or at THE FAIRMONT PALLISER in Calgary, Alberta is searching for a Painter and Bellperson. Competitive wages and benefits. Visit: to apply and to view all vacancies.

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OIL BOSS RENTALS Inc. is currently seeking a Professional Salesperson for our Alberta-based oil and gas rental business. We currently have two offices, one in Rocky Mountain House and the other in Lac La Biche. This individual has to be ambitious, driven, able to work independently and as a team. This position will involve some time away from home, approximately 10 nights a month spent in different areas of the province. This individual should be mechanically inclined, personable and with some problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate would have previous oilfield drilling or well-servicing experience. This position will be a salary-based opportunity with a commission on top of the base of gross sales. We do offer benefits and a company truck. Please apply to: or fax to 1-866-914-7507. Position available immediately to right individual. Please provide a cover letter with your experiences and what your bring to our dynamic fast-paced team atmosphere.



AN ALBERTA OILFIELD construction company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call 780-723-5051, Edson, Alberta. CUSTOM CABINET SHOP REQUIRES A

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EXPERIENCED VALVE PERSONNEL & ASSISTANTS WANTED Advantage Valve in Sylvan Lake is moving into a new facility and expanding. We are looking for experienced valve personnel and assistants. Knowledge in API, ANSI and Actuated Valves with ability to deal with customers in service would be an asset. We offer competitive wages & benefit package. EMAIL: cliff@ or FAX: 403-887-1463 FULL-TIME HEAVY DUTY Journeyman Mechanic required, CVIP licence. Home every night. $38/hour with benefits; debbie.lefeuvre@ or fax 403-342-7488. IMMEDIATE OPENING for a Shop Foreman to oversee daily maintenance shop (Heavy Equipment) operations in a new state-of-the-art facility in Edmonton. Apply with resume by fax; 780-434-5373, or email; employment@ INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator School. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! 1-866-399-3853. MINCO GAS CO-OP Ltd. Looking for: Gas Utility Operator, Serviceman/woman. Permanent, full-time. Benefits/pension after probation. Gas distribution systems experience an asset. Apply to: SMITH ROOFING & SIDING Looking for EXPERIENCED SIDERS & ROOFERS. Call 403-782-4771 or 403-350-6571




NEED A CLASS 1 INSTRUCTOR FOR DRIVING SCHOOL. Must have a clean driving record/abstract. Good benefits & pay. Must work flexible hours Send resume to dmcculley@ Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.

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OPENINGS in Alberta areas for Highway Maintenance Class 1 or 3 Operators. Full-time and part-time positions available. Fax resume to Carillion Canada at 780-449-0574 or email: Positions to start Oct. 15, 2013. Please state what position you are interested in. WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED

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“Your Monument Source” We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: SALES PERSONNEL Full time. Experience an asset but interest, enthusiasm, willingness and ability to learn new concepts more important. We will teach you how to achieve. ARTIST/STENCIL CUTTER Part-time. Must be very artistic, highly motivated, flexible and able to work in a multi-task environment with minimal supervision. Seasonal. May 1 - October 31. For either position, please fax resume with cover letter detailing skills, abilities, employment history and references to 403.887.5212.



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Truckers/ Drivers


TRUCKING/MIXED FARM Operation requires full-time Class 1 Driver. Cattle hauling, water hauling, and logging. Includes some shop duties. Competitive wages, year round full-time employment. 780-656-0053, Michael.

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A PERSON PREFERABLY semi-retired for a managerial position for a 120 site/lot mobile home park in Alberta. Contact: ALL ROUND EMPLOYEE required for cooking, cleaning and serving customers in small town friendly hotel. Includes small suite and meals. Phone Marg 403-857-9134, Youngstown, Alberta. CASH DAILY for outdoor work! Guys ‘n Gals 16 years and up! No experience necessary;

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For local work. • Competitive Wages • & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: • T.O.S. IN WHITECOURT, Gov’t of Alberta Funding is looking for Class 3 Vac may be available. Haulers. Top wages paid. Experience would be an 403-340-1930 asset. To apply, please call 780-268-4444 or email:

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NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver the SYLVAN LAKE NEWS & CENTRAL AB LIFE 1 day a week. Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 PERFORMANCE TIRE AND AUTO has an opening for Parts Person/Front End Manager Position. The Position will be 24-33hrs/week. We are located close to the elementary school and the flexible hours make this position ideal for a Mom who has children in school or someone wanting 3-4 days a week. Please drop off resume in person to 5604 48th st Eckville POSITION FILLED


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Farmers' Market


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Lawn Tractors


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SYLVAN LAKE BUSINESS DIRECTORY Farmers, Inventors & Companies


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Houses For Sale



Large & bright 3 bdrm. Family oriented Townhouse in Sylvan. 1 1/2 baths. 6 appliances. Deck in back yard. Close to parks & schools. No Pets, N/S. Avail Aug 1st. $1250 + utilities Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-358-0502

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes



Bright upper unit w/balcony. 4 appliances. Near shopping & parks. No pets, N/S. Avail. Aug 1st. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-358-0502



BACHELOR SUITES FOR RENT ranging $550-$650 $300 d.d. All rooms above Hazzard County Bar & Grill. Call 403-887-5235 ask for Char


Walk to the lake from these 2 bdrm/2 bath apt - 7 appliances. Underground parking.†Avail. Aug or Sept. Starting @ $1350 Call to view. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-358-0502



Prime Eckville Location FOR RENT 3 Year Old Commercial / Retail Space. Office / Display area is 800 sq. ft. with heat and air conditioning. Shop is a two bay, 1200 sq. ft. area with electric O/H doors, and infrared heating. Yard is fenced with a rolling gate, and single entry gate. Ideal for any tradesman, a rental shop, or retail venture. Phone 403-844-7400

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

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Manufactured Homes

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Investments ......................4410 Money Wanted ................4420 Money to Loan ................4430

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Cottages/Resort Property

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BENALTO lot for sale 53 x 100, new development, 403-887-2993 304-2762

Mortgages Bought/Sold


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FORD RAPTOR 2012. Fully loaded, leather interior, light bar & fog light package, Magnaflow Cold air intake/ performance exhaust, spray in boxliner, trifold cover. 55,786 km. Excellent condition. $46,900. o.b.o. Call 780-436-7730.

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2012 SILVERADO 1500 4x4. p. windows, locks, mirrors, wood box liner, step sides, tow package, air, cruse tilt, 5.3 L motor, ext. cab. 13,000 kms. $28,900. Ron 403-843-1162

Boats & Marine


WIND Glider, Mistral, $225. obo. exc. cond. 403-887-3929 CANOE, Quick Silver 16’ fiberglass,w/ 2 paddles. $250. obo. 403-887-3929

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



2008 BMW 328i, 4 dr. sedan, mint cond, 71,000 kms, always garaged, never smoked in, auto., HID headlights, white w/black leather interior, must be seen. $18,900. 403-342-5967 leave message

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by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

“Sylvan Lake could be poised to see a modest increase in property prices for the first time in several years,” according to Re/max’s recently released Recreational Property Report 2013. That’s dependent on momentum early in the year holding through peak cottage season. “Sylvan Lake’s recreational property market got off to a healthy start in 2013. Although sales are slightly off year-ago levels, demand is improving, bolstered by an early spring thaw,” stated the report issued June 25. Nine sales had been recorded by May compared to 12 in the same period the year previous. “Values have remained relatively stable, with the starting price for a three-bedroom, recreational property on a standard waterfront lot on par with 2012 levels, at $750,000. “For those willing to compromise, view properties one row back from the water offer considerable savings. Value-conscious buyers are opting for homes within a block of the beach, priced from $300,000 to $450,000.” The report also noted ‘teardown’ activity is occurring with plenty of older cabins located on waterfront Sylvan Lake, commanding on average $800,000, when they come on stream.

In the cross-Canada report of 41 markets, Sylvan Lake ranked fourth most valuable in terms of starting price for a three bedroom winterized recreational property on a standard-sized waterfront lot, after three British Columbia locations. North Okanagan was at $900,000, Cultus Lake in the Fraser Valley placed second at $799,000 to $1.2 million and Tofino, on Vancouver Island was pegged at $769,000 for oceanfront property. Least expensive was Newfoundland’s east coast at $150,000 with other east coast locations ranging from $210,000 on Cape Breton to $350,000 on Prince Edward Island. “The value of recreational housing markets across the country is virtually unprecedented,” said Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, Re/max of Western Canada. “Softer prices, in combination with an overall brighter economic picture and growing consumer confidence levels, have served to bolster activity in this segment.” Baby boomers continue to be the most active demographic in the recreational market, with a strong focus on ownership. Some are buying properties with an eye toward retirement (year-round living), while others are hoping to introduce the simpler lifestyle to younger generations, stated a news release on the report.

Past year has been ‘highly successful’ for Wildrose MLAs by Kerry Towle, MLA Public Notice #6000

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

OUR BEST selling Anchorage plan is only $129,900! 20’x76’ with arctic insulation package, oval soaker tub and stainless steel appliances. Transportation August delivery still #5000-5300 available. Automotive Services ........5010 Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 TWO ONLY, immediate delivery. 20 X 76, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, four appliances, hardwood cabinets. Delivered for $109,900.; 1-877-887-2254


Rec. properties around Sylvan could see modest price increase

Public Notices



TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of Virginia Ruth Smith who died on February 2, 2013 If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by August 26, 2013 and provide details of your claim with: Duncan Craig LLP Attention: Phillip Renaud, QC at 2800 Scotia Place 10060 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3V9 If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.



Special to Sylvan Lake News

The past year has been highly successful for the Wildrose Official Opposition. We have kept busy challenging the government on issues that require public scrutiny with the intent of achieving a higher level of accountability. Danielle Smith, Leader of the Wildrose Official Opposition, has done an outstanding job in uncovering a plethora of issues that the government had been hiding under the carpet for a long time. Over the past month she has been working tirelessly to help residents of High River through the process of cleaning up and rebuilding their homes and lives. Airdrie MLA Rob Anderson has worked to promote victims’ rights, to speed up the process to have cases heard before crown prosecutors, and has pressed the government to restore fiscal responsibility. Lac La Biche- St. Paul-Two Hills MLA Shayne Saskiw has done a great job fighting for issues involving justice and submitted over 20 amendments to the Elections Act, including an amendment to close the loophole for improper donations. Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA Joe Anglin and Strathmore-Brooks MLA Jason Hale have been diligent in their fight for protection of property rights through their proposed amendments to Bill 2. Anglin has also spent countless hours helping flood victims in and around Sundre. Calgary-Fish Creek MLA Heather Forsyth courageously challenged the health minister to work towards greater levels of transparency within Alberta Health Services. Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Rod Fox was instrumental in achieving changes to the Condominium Act to protect the investments of many Albertans. Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA Bruce Rowe provided many amendments to the Municipal Act to promote better legislation on this front. Chestermere-Rocky View MLA Bruce McAllister bravely stood behind parents with changes to the Education Act to protect paren-

tal choice. Calgary-Shaw MLA Jeff Wilson supported vulnerable Albertans by challenging the government’s proposed changes to the care of persons with disabilities. He and Anderson hauled countless loads of supplies to reservations that were hard hit by floods. The private member’s motion put forth by Medicine Hat MLA Blake Pedersen urging the government to restore a competitive film tax credit to bolster Alberta’s film industry was passed in the Legislature with all-party support. Both he and Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes have been working long hours to help restore homes of victims of the flooding in and around Medicine Hat. Barnes continues to press for a publicly available, prioritized infrastructure list of projects so Albertans know when their roads and hospitals will be built, and to take the politics out of infrastructure spending. Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier and Little Bow MLA Ian Donovan have been busy assisting flood victims in their constituencies. Donovan was also a spokesman for residents of Carmangay during the closure of their longterm care facility. Cardston-Taber-Warner MLA Gary Bikman brought new awareness to the need to strengthen the province’s economy through his work as Wildrose Enterprise Critic. Drumheller-Stettler MLA Rick Strankman worked with residents of Consort to persuade the government to reconsider closure of 13 beds in their acute care hospital. He is currently providing assistance to flood victims in Drumheller who are restoring their properties after last month’s flood. The Wildrose Official Opposition pointed out the folly of the government’s cancellation of discounted parking rates for veterans at Calgary hospitals; the program has since been reinstated . As Wildrose Seniors’ Critic, I advocated for more nutritious food and two baths a week for seniors in government-run seniors’ facilities. I also brought the Seniors’ Advocate Act (Bill 208) to the floor for first reading. I encourage all Albertans to read Bill 208 and contact their MLAs to support the bill.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 SYLVAN LAKE


Clean - Joshua Beno cleaned a vehicle at the car wash in

the community centre parking lot last Wednesday. The car wash was held by the youth employment office as a job cre- Brandon Rouillard ation project to give youths between the ages of 12 and 15 the ensured vehicles looked flawless before chance to earn money while gaining work experience. Youth leaving the youth job creation car wash at employment co-ordinator Kayla Parkins said the project was one of several that will be held over the summer. the community centre last Wednesday.



- Megan Beno and Melissa Veale washed the front of a vehicle at the youth job creation car wash at the community centre last Wednesday.


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Lakefront @ Pigeon Lake MLS# 0008298

112 Wilkinson Circle MLS# 0017628

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Sylvan Lake News, July 25, 2013  

July 25, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News

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