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Stettler roots soothe High River mayor JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor When he needed a reprieve last month, the mayor of flood-ravaged High River headed to his former hometown, Stettler. Extreme flooding in southern Alberta in late June had washed out Blokland’s monthly visit to Stettler to see his 90-year-old father, Floris. High River was at a standstill and the mayor was in the forefront as the town fought the worst flood in its history. Virtually the entire town of 13,000 was evacuated and residents had to wait at least 10 days to return to their homes. In many respects, the massive cleanup has just begun, as High River homeowners and businesspeople try to rebuild a town that has had a long history of flood strife. “I just admire all the residents of High River,” Blokland said during his mid-July visit to Stettler. “They rolled up their sleeves and they got to work right away. It was an incredibly hard task for a lot of these folks, but we had an army of volunteers descend upon us — mostly from the Calgary area, but I know there’s people also from Stettler that were down there helping. “To each and every one of them, no matter where they came from, a great big thank-you. We still need help. The help continues.” Among the volunteers from Stettler were Blokland’s sister, Winnie Bissett, and her husband Ken, an electrician who remained in High River for a week helping homeowners. “I know that there were

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Rows of garbage lined High River streets in July as the community began the cleanup from the worst flooding in the town’s history. other residents from Stettler that were down, as well,” Blokland said. “Thanks to each and every one of them.” During his Stettler stopover, Blokland attended a Domino benefit concert at West Stettler Park that raised $2,600 for the High River flood victims. “This is my first day away from the town,” said Blokland, 60. “I have to confess that I really needed a day off to re-energize. I’ve obviously had some

different pressures this month that I’ve done my best to deal with. “I’m very proud to be the mayor of High River, and I’m very impressed by the citizens of how they’ve rolled up their sleeves and got to work. The vast majority understands what the situation is and are very understanding, and are there ready to do what it takes to put our community back together again.” While fundraisers for Calgary’s flood-recovery

efforts have garnered greater headlines across the province and throughout Canada, High River is also in dire need of assistance. “I hate to be blunt about it, but the simplest solution is to donate cash,” Blokland said. “We have well over 80 to 90 per cent of our community affected. The insurance companies are all over the board on their level of support. The province has a disaster-recovery program, which will add some assistance, but there’s

going to be many residents that are still going to fall through the cracks, and have needs. “There are two funds that are out there. The Red Cross has a southern Alberta relief fund, but that’s for all of southern Alberta. The Royal Bank of Canada has set up a specific fund for High River, and for all of the folks that are reading this message, that would be an area that I would encourage them to visit. You can do that through any Royal Bank

branch, and I think you can also do it online. “That would probably be the best way to support High River, as we move forward. We’re looking at a long rebuild. It’s not going to be three months or six months. We’re looking at five to six years and beyond, before we get the town of High River back to where it was, hopefully stronger and better than ever.” See ‘Flood’ on Page A2

Mirror man found dead near Nevis Police reported Sunday that they found a missing Mirror man dead in his vehicle near Nevis. Bashaw RCMP said William (Bill) Graham, 66, who went missing July 27 after he left the Alix dump, was found dead in his pickup truck. “A full investigation is being conducted by the RCMP, (but) foul play is not suspected,” RCMP Sgt. Patricia Neely said in a news release. “RCMP would like to thank members of the public for their assistance in this matter.” Graham’s case was the second missing person’s report that Bashaw RCMP issued last week. An 85-year-old Calgary woman who left the Bashaw Valley Lodge on foot last Tuesday was located safely a day later, RCMP reported. “Bashaw RCMP have found Maria Abutal alive and well near Bashaw (on Wednesday),” RCMP Const. Charla Ethier said in a news release Friday. “Police would like to thank the assistance of the general public and all other involved agencies who helped with the search for Abutal,” one of the Calgary seniors residing at the lodge temporarily because of the southern Alberta flooding.

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Riding high last Thursday during a community rally, Stan Eichhorn and Evelyn Shursen of the Stettler P&H Elevator Preservation Society paint dollar signs on the side of the historic grain elevator. A community effort is underway to raise money to paint the 93-year-old structure.

Grain elevator brushes with history Preservation society hosts open house in support of painting tower JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor The P&H needs some TLC. Stettler’s historic grain elevator — out of operation for 10 years but still a town landmark — is banking on community support to refurbish the towering structure. Dollars signs were painted on the faded siding last Thursday during a community rally to spur a paint job for the 93-year-old elevator. Music, food, tours and striking

sunshine greeted visitors, who responded with donations to the Paint the Elevator campaign. “I think anybody that I talked to here today, it was certainly positive and encouraging comments,” Stan Eichhorn, the president of the Stettler P&H Elevator Preservation Society, said after hosting guests for three-plus hours. “They feel that it’s worthwhile hanging on to Stettler’s last elevator. “It’s a bit more interesting, maybe, with this complex, because

we do have the feed mill and feed shed, which wasn’t common on most elevators. We also have the coal shed, which is unique, because there’s only three coal sheds left in Alberta on the original site — and we have one of them.” What’s more, Stettler’s grain elevator stands alongside the base for a provincial tourist hotspot, Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions. The former feed shed has been converted into a meeting and dining room that was used

Thursday during the open house. People also mingled outside at the picnic tables, near the entertainment stage and antique vehicles, including three colourful International trucks. “We would like to preserve the feed shed and keep the (wooden) décor as it is,” said Eichhorn, sporting coveralls and sitting on a couch while placing his Zeb Walton-style hat beside him. See ‘Elevator’ on Page A3

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Fire crews rescue children from the flooding that swamped the entire town of High River in late June as the banks of the Highwood River overflowed.

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“Recycling Excellence Awards Recipients” The Heartland Beautification Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of our first annual Recycling Excellence Awards which recognize outstanding programs or habits that exemplify one or more of the 3 R’s: reducing our resource consumption, re-using rather than buying new, and/or recycling as much as possible. Awards were in 3 categories: 1) Individuals/Households – Jill Reynolds, founder and administrator of the Facebook group “Stettler Buy & Sell” which currently has over 4000 members that buy and sell items for local re-use. 2) Business – ATCO Electric Stettler, for being proactive in the design of the new ATCO Service Centre facility in Stettler, using several critical green features to reduce resource consumption. 3) Non-profit group/Institution – IODE/Kinettes for their annual Rummage Sale (now in its 70th year!) that encourages re-use of goods and diverts thousands of items from our landfill.

Blokland was elected to High River’s council in 2007 and has been the mayor since 2010. He was a town councillor in Stettler for two terms in the late 1980s and early 1990s. “I have very fond memories of Stettler,” he said in an Independent interview on main street. “Stettler is a community that I finished my schooling in. I also ran a business (Bloke’s Bakery) in Stettler for many years and was a member of the council here for six years. “It’s a great community. It very much reminds me of High River, as well. High River is just a little bit bigger, but it still has that close-knit sense of community that’s so nice to be a part of. I like what I see. Stettler is really a beautiful town. It always has been a great town, but one of the things that has always impressed me about Stettler is its social well-being, particularly in the area of sporting things to keep youth active and the community active. I know I’m envious when I come here, because you have more ball diamonds than I have in High River, and yet I have over double the population.” Blokland has run a dozen halfmarathons, but no race could compare with the mental and physical rigours he faced after the banks of the Highwood River overflowed and High River declared a local state of emergency. Within hours, as residents scrambled for safety, his face was on the nightly news as authorities tried to ease the pain and regain a sense of order. At the evacuation centres and news conferences, he ran into frustrated residents who wanted the permission to move back into their homes, or at least cross the police barriers to check the state of their residences. “Anxiety, anger and frustration — all those emotions were out there,” Blokland said. “I think that for the majority of people, though, that felt those emotions, once they got into the community and saw what they were

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High River Mayor Emile Blokland is on the frontlines of the flood fight. dealing with, they began to understand the magnitude of what we’re dealing with. “We’re not dealing with a flood. We’re dealing with a disaster.” Almost a month later, Blokland returned to Stettler to visit with family and try to regroup. “It’s a refresher for me,” he said. “It’s a deliberate one I took. I try to visit my father once a month, and it fell right about the time the disaster happened in High River. And since June 20, I’ve basically been busy every single day, working long hours, trying to help with the emergency operations on the ground and also to communicate with the residents. “At one time, I felt like I was the mayor of the largest city in Alberta, because our residents were scattered in a 100-mile circle. Your town is where your residents are — I had ’em all over the place. That was a challenge, to be able to get out there, because not everybody listens to the one TV station or the one radio station.” Evacuation centres operated in

Nanton, which is directly south of High River, Okotoks directly north, and in Blackie, which is about 15 miles east. “Those three places had about 900 evacuees sleeping on cots in their arenas, etc.,” Blokland said. “I was making daily visits out to these evacuation centres to visit with people and give them updates about what was happening. But we have 13,000 residents, so that only covered 900. The rest of them were scattered, maybe living with family or friends, or maybe they had access to a trailer or a fifth-wheel that they were able to live in. “That was one of the really hard challenges — to be able to communicate with everybody and let them know what was going on.” Such challenges continue as the town, the province and residents try to expedite the recovery. NEXT WEEK: High River Mayor Emile Blokland recounts the early hours of the disastrous flooding, and discusses his political future.

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Stettler’s grain elevator grounds were decorated with antiques during Thursday’s Paint the Elevator rally.

Elevator facelift to begin ‘within about two weeks’ Continued from front page “We’re going to insulate the outside of the wall, putting up studs and insulating out there, and then putting the cedar siding back on. But this (interior) will stay the same as you see it today. We won’t touch the walls. We could have put Gyprock up, but then it would be like every other room or hall in town.” The preservation society hopes to promote the area as a meeting room that can accommodate 50 people for functions, Eichhorn said. “It’s all by donation. We don’t charge.” Likewise, the society is seeking community donations for the Paint the Elevator campaign. The group gained financial and moral support Thursday, as visitors included Drumheller-Stettler MLA Rick Strankman, Stettler Mayor Dick Richards and County of Stettler Reeve Wayne Nixon. “The weatherman was certainly with us today,” Eichhorn said with a laugh. “Maybe he’s from Stettler. “It’s a beautiful day. Just great.

“We were really hoping that we would get to the people in the town, especially working people that have a lunch hour. They could pop by, have a look at what we have, and if they can offer us a little donation, great.” While the turnout wasn’t as great as the historical group had hoped for, Eichhorn said the latest contributions were still being tallied. The society spread its message clearly with signs on the side of the elevator. “Help Paint the Elevator,” read a slogan posted high above symbolic dollar signs painted on the tarnished surface. “Not too many people have commented on the appearance of it, but we know it isn’t great,” Eichhorn said. “It’s kind of shabby, as a matter of fact. So that’s why we’re so keen to get it painted. “That’s the main, big project that we have that will make a difference. People have been pretty generous, as far as (not) negatively commenting. But it’ll sure be nice to get it done. “We have contracted to have part of it painted this summer. We’re putting new siding (and paint) on

the elevator, and we’re leaving the siding on the annex, which is basically just a grain-storage area. It was built in later years, so the siding on that — with a few repairs — will be fine with this paint job.” The entire project can’t be done with the amount of money raised so far, Eichhorn said, “because it’s about $165,000 to do the complete project.” The immediate work includes siding and painting the elevator, “but the annex and the top of the elevator won’t be” done this year, he said. “As a matter of fact, they might start within about two weeks. But we won’t be able to do it all unless our fundraising goes pretty well.” In 2004, Eichhorn bought the elevator for $1 from Parrish and Heimbecker grain company. “We then set up a non-profit society in 2005,” he said. “Our membership has been growing since then. It’s about eight or nine years that we’ve been working on the (elevator preservation). “It’s really about a 20-year project. There’s lots of work still to be done.”

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Heck of a story Dear Editor: On behalf of The War Amps, I would like to thank you for your excellent article featuring Roan Heck (July 31, Stettler Independent), a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, as he teamed up with the Calgary Stampeders to pass on the PLAYSAFE message. Roan’s zest for life is an inspiration to all. Through CHAMP, child amputees like Roan are encouraged to adopt the “Winner’s Circle” philosophy by accepting their amputations and developing a positive approach to challenges. Articles like yours certainly help to inform the public of the resources and programs available to child amputees. War Amps receives no government grants and its programs are possible solely through public support of our key-tag and address-label service. Your coverage will go a long way in helping to spread the word. Sincerely, Lorraine Cornelius, Executive-Director, Public Awareness The War Amps of Canada

Mayor resilient Dear Editor: I felt it was time to write this letter about my brother, the mayor of High River. Most of us take every day as a normal challenge and take everything for granted. We pretty much follow the same routine day in and day out, without changing too much. I know that I do. June 20-23, 2013, everything changed in High River. Not only changed for 13,000 residents, but also their families and friends outside of town. This was not a normal flood. High River can handle those. They do just about every year. They have the expertise and equipment to deal with those flood issues. I’ve been with the mayor in previous years and seen what they had to deal with — and it was handled extremely well. The High River flood of 2013 has been declared the third-worst disaster to hit North America. The flow rates of the Highwood River were indeed greater than Niagara Falls. About all you can do is stand back and watch. In two words — total devastation. With a state of emergency already declared, and the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in full operation, town officials knew they were in trouble. Panic safety became top priority. As floodwaters continued to rise, within hours a mandatory full evacuation order was issued. By the second and third days, the entire town was under water; some streets nine feet deep. We’ve all seen the pictures over and over. In the meantime, tensions, tempers and stress levels were also starting to rise. My brother called about then and said, “Rocky, you know I’m the mayor of High River, but I don’t know if I got a town left.” I replied back to him “Emile, you still have your people. Look after your people!” In the three to four weeks that followed, I absolutely believe he did exactly that. The mayor and council working with the EOC kept public safety and health in mind, kept enforcing the evacuation order in place, and don’t forget; there were no utilities working, at all. With increased security, police and army in place, much to some citizen’s unrest, the mayor kept his line — keeping his population informed of what was happening daily. He took some flack over this (and probably still is), but he stayed the course to make sure his population was safe. His decision to hand over the local state of emergency to the province was a very wise one, even if it was only for two weeks. High River’s town staff and administration were completely mentally drained and fatigued. Many or all of them were dealing with their own personal flood problems. Continued on Page A6


Verbally, nothing more powerful than affirmation Proverbs 18:21 highlights the power of words stating that, “Words can bring death or life!...” Jesus taught that words are indicative of the heart of the speaker. He said, “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart...the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” (Luke 6:45). Author Jim Burns wrote, “…for every critical comment we receive, it takes nine affirming comments to even out the negative effect in our life.” Some say Burns numbers are high, but there is almost universal agreement that negative outweighs positive. I believe that the source is more important than the words. If someone I highly respect directs critical statements toward me, I will be affected profoundly. Conversely, someone who has already proven themselves to be chronically disparaging, intentionally hurtful or sarcastic….well, that just runs off more easily. Bottom line? I believe there’s nothing, in the verbal world, more powerful than affirmation! Let me illustrate from my childhood. On a Saturday evening, when I was 9, my two older brothers and I were in the back seat of the car on our way to town. My father had given each of us $.25. My mother noticed the coins and said, “Helmer, you can’t keep giving those boys that kind of money!” My father, a very hard worker, and on the strict and stern side of things himself replied, “Evie, those boys work like men for me; I want to treat them like men!” We can chuckle about the $.25, but I

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cannot adequately explain the powerful, positive impact that my dad’s affirmation had on me that day. I can tell you that the influence of it is with me to this day…I believe that both my self-image and work ethic were affected in a lasting and meaningful fashion. As suggested earlier, the source of the affirmation is what made it significant. Now, an illustration from the Bible. 2000 years ago 3 men were on Roman crosses in a place called Golgotha. One of them, having observed the sinless Savior, decided it was time for a life change; bad timing in that it was the last day of his life, but good in that he’d begun to have hopes about the next life. He asked Jesus to, “Remember me when you come into power!” Jesus, affirming his sincere and searching heart replied, “I promise that today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:42,43). My father’s affirmation affected me for life…Jesus’ affirmation redirected a felon to eternal life. Who will you affirm this week? Will your words “bring death or life”? Pastor Ross Helgeton is senior pastor at Erskine Evangelical Free Church.

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Swedes tour Alberta Hereford farms 1982 — 31 years ago — St. George’s Anglican Church celebrated its 75th anniversary with a special service led by Rev. Dick Hunt, rector of the church from 1957 to 1964. — More than 5,000 people lined the streets on a chilly morning to watch Stettler County Fair parade. — Due to poor weather, the seventh annual old-time fiddling contest was held in the William E. Hay Composite High School gym. — The 70th anniversary homecoming drew more than 1,000 people to Halkirk for the weekend celebration. — Big Valley’s Charlie Laisnez family were among the winners of the Family Farm Award, hosted by Edmonton Northlands. — A 12-member delegation from Sweden toured Alberta Hereford farms, including the local herd of Chuck and Faye Blakely. — The original Jimmie’s Hardware neon sign has been taken to the Stettler Museum. Proprietor Jimmy Wilson installed the old sign shortly after opening

his main street business in 1947. — Larry Nemetz was awarded the aggregate point award at the field crop show during the County Fair. 1972 — 41 years ago — The Canadian Radio-Televison Commission approved the application of radio station CJDV Drumheller to set up an auxiliary broadcasting studio to serve the Town of Stettler. — Miss County Fair candidates were Dixie Strandquist, Nancy Jackson, Diane Beauchamp, Karen Strach, Debbie Johnson and Donna Hoopfer. — Endiang 4-H Beef Club was involved in an inter-provincial 4-H exchange when delegate Greg Hickson of Brandon, Man., spent a week with the Stulberg family. — Local band Chuckwagon and the Outriders (Butch Paschke, Alan Willis, Gary McKay and Larry Paschke) were a feature attraction at the County Fair grandstand show. — Big V Industries will soon open a plastics

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factory on Big Valley’s main street. — Alix community had many events planned for Citizen’s Day. — The annual Sports Day and dance at Westwoods was well-attended. 1962 — 51 years ago — A violent hailstorm swept through the County of Stettler, from Bashaw to Endiang, and pounded thousands of acres of lush cropland. The wind reached tornado proportions as the storm hurtled down the west shores of Sullivan Lake. — The second annual Rochon Sands Sports Day featured 12 softball teams, a horseshoe tournament, children’s races and a prize for the largest fish caught during the two days, ending with a picture show and dance. — The Betty Shop advertised a three-day 25 cent dress sale: buy one at regular price and get one for 25 cents. On special at IGA was margarine, five pounds for $1, while work shirts at Jim Walker’s Men’s Wear were priced at $3.95.



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Time to re-assess flood mapping zones The citizens of Drumheller may be facing a very serious issue with the release of the recent flood hazard map released by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. The map has designated a significant portion of the residences in the Drumheller Valley as being in a “floodway.” With this designation, the provincial government will be registering caveats on the affected properties to ensure nobody unknowingly buys a floodway property without prior knowledge. As most of us can appreciate, this would be the responsible thing to do for the protection of homebuyers across Alberta. However, in the case of the Drumheller Valley, many people feel it has been improperly assessed and that it should be reassessed by ESRD. A number of homeowners have contacted my Drumheller office with their concerns about the impact this will surely have on property values and resale of their homes. With the good planning by the town of Drumheller and flood mitigation work that was done throughout the valley, it should have reflected these efforts in the new maps issued by ESRD. It seems that these efforts have been overlooked in the new hastily issued maps that have been described as a “death sentence” for the town. Attempts at this time are being made to have ESRD review their findings and take into consideration all of the factors that could drastically change the disposition of a great many properties in the area. As your member in the Alberta Legislature and a member of the Official Opposition, there are responsibilities that I must fulfill. Opposing legislation, policies or actions by the government that is detrimental to the Drumheller-Stettler constituency, is crucial to protecting

From the Legislature MLA Report by Rick Strankman the viability of your property. In this particular case, exposing decisions made by the Alberta government that will have a negative effect on homes in the Drumheller Valley is a critical step in the corrective actions that will not unfairly penalize homeowners is also a responsibility of my office. Along with opposing and exposing the shortcomings of the government, it is critical that we as the Opposition propose alternative measures that would be in the best interests of the public. In light of the impact the decisions will have on the town of Drumheller, it is imperative that ESRD review their data to ensure all the factors have been included in their decision. In early July, I was in attendance at a meeting with federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and town officials, to discuss flood mitigation and the successful actions that were taken by the town of Drumheller that minimized flood damage in the valley. In the meetings, Minister Toews commended the town of Drumheller’s actions and said it was an example of how to do proper flood mitigation. The town of Drumheller officials and I are committed to pressuring ESRD to re-assess the final data that can play a significant role in Drumheller’s future. For more information, you can view the flood maps on the ESRD interactive website at:

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Government, private industry make contrasting bets on crops Two recent announcements by the federal government and private industry show very different research approaches to a couple of crops grown in Alberta. Both have announced the investment of millions of dollars into barley research by the federal government on the one hand, and corn research by Monsanto on the other. From the outside, it looks like the barley growing industry is trying to catch up with the increasing advancement of corn production in western Canada, and the corn growing industry is striving to expand their production even further. For growers, it all boils down to which crop will produce the most profit. From a number of aspects, it’s barley production that seems under the gun. Both crops have some unique qualities and uses that are not interchangeable, however the one area that they do compete directly in is in livestock feeding — both for grain and silage. That area has become the main weak point for barley as corn plant genetics continue to relentlessly make significant advancements in grain yield and overall per acre plant silage tonnage. For cattle feeders in particular those advancements present stark economic realities. Cheap feed is the basis of their business. They know that grain and silage corn is what allows their American competitors to grow cheaper beef — the allure is real and does not bode well for barley production. It gets worse for barley as growers vote with their wallets. There is a decline in barley production because growers can make more money with canola, wheat and speciality crops. On top of that, barley market stability tends to be tenuous being large feedlot operators will switch to importing train loads of corn in a heartbeat and a nickel if the price is right. Present corn future prices are dropping into the $4 range with projections of the largest corn crop ever this fall. If that happens, barley prices will take a big hit, with malsters being the

only reprieve. Besides, most feedlot operators like feeding corn. To slow down the decline in production, the industry and government figure that more research into barley is the answer. Lower input costs, higher yields and better more specific use varieties are to be developed. Well, more power to that approach and the announcement of $8 million towards researching that goal is to be commended. But that may well be a futile exercise in the long run, especially for barley used for feeding purposes. Monsanto announced that it is going to invest $100 million into improving corn-plant genetics to make it more

feasible to replace barley in more areas of western Canada. For a private company to make that kind of investment shows not just significant risk taking, but probably a clear understanding as to their research abilities to create varieties that will flourish in new corn-challenged areas. I expect they have GM corn varieties in the pipeline that will need less heat units to grow and lower soil temperatures to germinate. To be fair, any new varieties that will flourish in western Canada will also expand corn production in the northern U.S., the Ukraine and other corn frontier areas. The point is that there is a message here, private industry is not

investing in better barley because there is no money to be made — not for seed companies and not for many growers. The big elephant in the room is genetic engineering of cereal crops and its clear that barley research will not be going in that direction. That puts any potential genetic or economic progress for barley at an instant disadvantage and it will only get worse. Barley is already miles behind corn for use in the livestock feeding industry. Barley has to make a giant leap forward to overcome that huge gap. Meanwhile, the big plant genetics companies are roaring ahead with ever more GM corn research that will in all likelihood displace even more barley. I would suggest that 10 years from now, we will see GM corn grown for livestock feeding beginning to dominate that sector, with barley being relegated to being grown for malting purposes, speciality niche markets or a crop of last resort.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page A4 Even the mayor of High River didn’t escape unscathed. His house and commercial properties received extensive damage. A s H i g h R ive r m ove s a h e a d , t i m e w i l l h e a l . Some of their citizens were more fortunate than others. Some lost a little and others lost a lot. It is very gratifying, to say the least, to see people helping people; communities helping communities. The week of July 8 to 15, there was in one day, excess of 1,000 volunteers in High River. This is tremendous! It might take 10 years to rebuild High River, but we all know — they will get there. A s f o r m y b r o t h e r, I h a d l u n c h w i t h h i m o n July 17. We’ve never been really emotional, except maybe when mom passed away a few years ago. But I do know, he has full family support behind him, form the Blokland side, as well as from his wife Gail’s side. We all love him very much and we all respect him for the leadership role that he has taken on in this disaster. Even in Strathmore, where my brother visited July 17, people were saying thank-you to Emile. Premier Redford told me that Emile was one of the strongest people that she has met. S m a l l - t ow n p o l i t i c s c a n b e t o u g h , a s I h ave found out, but this is a big-time business that has to be dealt with. I have known this man for 60 years and I have never been more proud of him. In his words, “Inch by inch, we will get there.� And you will. Our mother always told us “never give up.� Mayor Emile Blokland is probably the hardestworking and well-known mayor in Canada — for all the wrong reasons. High River, you should be very proud of your mayor, Emile Blokland. Thank you. Sincerely, Coun. Rocky Blokland Town of Strathmore

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MP marks marketing freedom Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson visited a New Norway farm last Thursday to mark the first anniversary of marketing freedom for Western Canadian grain farmers. Sorenson, the new minister of state (finance) presented findings from a recent Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) survey, which shows that Western Canada’s grain farmers and Prairie agri-businesses have seen “an overwhelmingly positive impact� from being able to market their wheat and barley independent of the former single desk. “A year ago today, our govern-

ment opened the door to marketing freedom for wheat and barley farmers in Alberta,� Sorenson said in a news release. “We’re seeing Canadian grain farmers making more money from the marketplace than ever before, and today we have more solid evidence that marketing freedom has strengthened our farm businesses in the first year.� The CFIB study conducted over the first crop year of marketing freedom found that the vast majority of agri-businesses (81 per cent) were positively impacted by marketing freedom. More than three-quarters said they had greater control of the

decision-making for their products and two-thirds said marketing freedom has delivered better market signals, better access to competitive prices, and increased cash flow. “Our most recent survey shows producers are benefiting from the complete control to choose when and where they sell their wheat and barley,� said Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB’s vice-president, Prairie and agri-business. “One producer told me he now has better cash flow, improved logistics control and the sky didn’t fall, which seems to reflect the predominant sentiment among Western grain growers.�

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Authorities say parking at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre will be closely watched by Alberta Health Services to try to ensure that staff and visitors park according to the posted signs and lines “for the safety of everyone.” The town, in co-operation with AHS, has instructed site security officers to be on watch.

Town steps up parking enforcement in hospital lot RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter With reports of staff and visitors parking illegally at Stettler Hospital and Care Centre, site security plans to enforce infractions under the Town of Stettler traffic bylaw. At its July meeting, council approved a memorandum of agreement with Alberta Health Services and directed town administration to work with AHS to authorize AHS community peace officers to begin to enforce parking at

the hospital site. “They are having problems with parking and they approached us to help them” said Leann Graham, planning and development officer for the town. Staff and visitors are violating the signs, she said. “People are parking in areas clearly designated noparking and without handicapped stickers,” said the town’s chief administrative officer, Rob Stoutenberg. “Our traffic bylaw deals with all public parking and public lots.” All fines will directly become revenue of the town,

Stoutenberg said. While council enforcement is to ensure public and emergency access is open, the councillors also want to take a softer approach. “Let’s try education first,” Coun. Steve Wildeboer said. In some incidents, violators are infringing on areas accessible for emergency vehicles. Infractions include motorists who park on 47 Avenue facing against traffic that was so prevalent a few years ago before council buckled down.


Fire hall, train station gain parking space RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter M o r e p a r k i n g w i l l b e ava i l a b l e f o r S t e t t l e r fi r e h a l l a n d a n e i g h bouring tourist attraction. A t i t s r e g u l a r m e e t i n g i n J u l y, Tow n o f S t e t t l e r c o u n c i l a p p r ove d an application to subdivide land near the railway tracks to create more parking space for Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions and the Stettler fire hall.

Alberta Prairie will also transfer about .54 acres located behind the fire hall to the Town of Stettler. New landscaping will be planted a f t e r s eve r a l t r e e s a r e r e m ove d t o make way for more parking. “I hate to see the trees removed, said Coun. Al Campbell. H ow eve r, t h e s p a c e w i l l b e spruced up, councillors were told at the meeting. “Trees are in the way of Alberta Prairie and we’ll have a manicured level area,” chief administrative officer Rob Stoutenberg said.

“Alberta Prairie needs the parking.” Small parcels of land will be swapped under the deal, as Albert a P r a i r i e a g r e e d t o p a y t h e t ow n $27,000 on completion of the asphalt concrete paving on its parking lot. Library board adds Leuck Council appointed Vicki Leuck to the Stettler Public Library board as a member at large for one year. “ We h a d a p o s i t i o n o p e n a n d Vicki stepped up,” said Coun. Darcy





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Erskine chapel to host family heritage reunion LES STULBERG Independent contributor A chapel south of Erskine, nestled on a knoll in a secluded peaceful setting of rolling grassland w i t h i n t e r s p e r s e d b l u ff s o f p o p l a r t r e e s , h a s a colourful history. Its unique heritage covers a span of more than 100 years. In 1904, five Gendre brothers — Louis, Joseph, Armand, Henri and Charles — arrived in Canada from France to settle in the area south of Erskine, west of Ewing Lake. T h e n e x t y e a r, t h e y bu i l t a l o g bu i l d i n g t o house a chapel, which served their needs for four years. T h e p r e s e n t c h a p e l , bu i l t i n 1 9 0 9 , k n ow n a s I m m a c u l a t e C o n c e p t i o n c h a p e l , h a s s e r ve d t h e Gendre family well since that time. The chapel is registered with the Catholic Archdiocese in Edmonton. Lillianne Gendre, a granddaughter of the youngest brother Charles Gendre, recalled that as

a child, she and her six siblings would walk to the chapel to play. “One of us would always play the part of the priest,” Gendre said. Through the devotion of family members, the chapel has been maintained in “immaculate” condition. G e n d r e s a i d a wo r k b e e e a r l i e r t h i s s u m m e r saw many family members pitch in and scrap peeling paint from the chapel’s exterior and replace it with a fresh coat of paint. The interior of the 104-year-old chapel is striking stained wood, with religious artifacts adorning the walls. When the brothers arrived from France, they built their dwellings in a French-styled cluster, adding the chapel and a cemetery to their minisettlement. Most of the original buildings have since been demolished. Fo u r o f t h e five o r i g i n a l b r o t h e r s t h a t c a m e to Canada are laid to rest in the cemetery, along with other generations of Gendres, including priest Alain Gendre.

Louis, who went on to become Brother Maurice Vital with the Catholic church, is buried in Quebec, Gendre said. One non-member of the Gendre family, a Van Straten child, is buried in the cemetery. A shrine for a close neighbour, Cameron Forsyth, is also included on the property. Gendre said that when the time comes, it’s her wish to be buried in the well-cared for cemetery, beside her mother Rose-Marie. The serene setting includes a stone grotto, built near to where the original homes once sat. Flowers bloom around the base of the grotto. Once every four years, the Gendre family gathers for a family reunion at the site to embrace their heritage. G e n d r e s a i d d i ff e r e n t f a m i l y m e m b e r s t a k e turns hosting the event. The next reunion happens later this month — on the Aug. 16-18 weekend. The tranquil setting of the chapel, with its lengthy rich history, generates a sense of calmness and peace and rouses nostalgic memories of a time past.


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Stettler songwriter lands on showcase CD for his Crescent Falls rendition LES STULBERG Independent contributor Stettler’s Ken Gabriel has gained his first recognition as a songwriter. His song “Cresent F a l l s ,” s u n g b y Ly n n Wo l f e , h a s b e e n a c cepted as a demo on the “Songwriters’ Showcase” CD produced by Horizon Music in Nashville. Gabriel is the only Canadian songwriter on the CD. The others are all Americans. The album jacket ack n ow l e d g e s G a b r i e l ’s contribution — with the wording, “Horizon Music presents American songwriters and Alberta songwriter Ken Gabriel.” Grabriel said he was excited to see his work published. The 57-year-old said the lyrics — which he wrote in 1996 — were

inspired by the Cresent Falls, near Abraham Lake, in the Nordegg area. He has written multiple songs since then and has eight more songs being considered for demos. Another three of G a b r i e l ’s s o n g s h a v e also been accepted for demos. He said he must raise $360 per song to cover the cost of having them made into demos — he’s working on doing so. The demos are pitched to established artists, and others, who are in search of material that has the potential of being a hit. Gabriel is considering writing more songs. “I’m working on a Buffalo Lake song n o w,” s a i d G a b r i e l , w h o h a s l ive d h i s e n tire life in the Stettler community.

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Erskine resident Isaac Lee, 11, of the Stettler Gators is part of Team Alberta for the Canadian Warrior peewee lacrosse championship this week at Whitby, Ont.

Lee represents Alberta at lacrosse nationals JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor Stettler peewee Isaac Lee is on the national lacrosse stage this week at Whitby, Ont., the cradle of the sport in Canada. Lee, 11, is part of Team Alberta at the Canadian Warrior peewee lacrosse championship. “I like the contact and that there’s a lot of passing,” Lee said before leaving last Friday for his first trip to Ontario. “I play centre or defence.” Lee is going into Grade 6 at Erskine School next month. He played club lacrosse with the Stettler Gators peewee team in the spring — and made the most of his tryout with the provincial club. “I think it was hard work,” he said. “If you have a goal, you try to reach it, and work as hard as you can, and you’ll get rewarded.” Lee said he was “pretty excited” when his coach called with the news that he had earned a Team Alberta berth. “It shows that you don’t have to come from a bigger centre,” said Lee’s mother, Marla Merkley. “In fact, a lot of the other central Alberta kids that tried out for the team didn’t even make the first cuts. “So it shows that even a new association, with new coaches that are putting in the effort and wanting to teach the kids, can have results. Having the minor lacrosse

association (in Stettler) has been big for us.” For the past two years, since the Stettler Minor Lacrosse Association was formed, Lee has played close to home. For the previous two years, he was part of the Red Deer association. “The first two years in Red Deer were a time commitment, so we’re very happy the Stettler Minor Lacrosse Association was started,” Merkley said. “We give a lot of credit to (president) Kim Smyth that we don’t have to travel for lacrosse. That’s been really big.” Lee is also a winger in hockey. He’s going into his second year of peewee. A Red Deer hockey mom — and Erskine educator — played an influential role in his introduction to lacrosse. “It was a suggestion of his kindergarten teacher, Rhonda Feser, who just mentioned to me if I’d ever thought of the sport of lacrosse for him,” Merkley said. “Isaac took to it like nothing I had ever seen before. He loved the game right from the get-go.” Now he’s among 20 peewees representing Alberta at the high-profile nationals in a lacrosse hotbed. “The gold-medal peewee game last year actually had 10,000 people attend,” Merkley said. “That’s how big it is in Ontario. “Alberta goes to medal. They don’t go just to say they went. They go to medal. Every year, they’ve medalled. I think Isaac is hoping to come home with a national medal of some sort.

“Team Alberta is made up of 18 runners and two goalies. The kids are mainly from Edmonton and Calgary. Isaac is one of the few rural Alberta kids on the team, despite the fact that the tryouts had kids from everywhere.” Since the team was named in the spring, the Alberta peewees have had retreat weekends in Calgary and Edmonton and practices in Red Deer. “They have a lot of physical conditioning,” Merkley said. “They do yoga. The coach is very into making sure that the kids are in top physical condition. You can’t sit still, at all, in lacrosse. Unlike hockey, you can’t glide.” At home, Lee has a spacious backyard where he trains for lacrosse and hockey. And his mother said the Stettler association has helped him develop his lacrosse skills. “We may be a small club, but we have opportunity, and lacrosse brings opportunity,” she said. Stettler made gains in the Central Alberta Lacrosse League this past season, and wins were more frequent than in the association’s maiden year. This past spring, Erskine School and the Stettler minor lacrosse group welcomed two members of the National Lacrosse League’s Edmonton Rush for a daylong seminar that introduced kids to the sport. Warming up for the nationals this summer, Alberta defeated an Edmonton all-star team 13-4, as Lee scored a goal and two assists. In earlier exhibition action, Alberta lost 8-5 to the U.S. box lacrosse all-stars — with Lee picking up an assist — and tied Burlington, Ont., 5-5.

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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.

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.

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Class 3 Drivers license and all relevant

Please apply with resume to:

Midwest Propane Rimbey, AB. Call: 403 843-8430, Fax: 403 843-8460 or by email to:


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Carpenters Carpenters Helpers & Site Foreman

Community Support Worker Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades GED classes days/ evening Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.

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

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VALVE TRAINEES WANTED Advantage Valve in Sylvan Lake is moving into a new facility and expanding. We are looking for valve trainees. 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



If you share our passion for quality at every level – in the work we do, in the products we sell, and the people we work with – then Viterra is the place for you.




• Must be flexible with hours • Over 18 years of age • Some late night shifts required Email resume to Fax: 403-742-1321

Oilfield Safety Certificates required.


Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.


Gasfitter To operate in central Alberta.

Academic Express

Canalta Hotel is currently accepting applications for the following positions in Stettler:

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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

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is an innovative, family-owned metal building solution provider, headquartered in Stettler, Alberta. METALEX erects buildings throughout Alberta and requires dedicated, hard workers with a knack for problem solving and team work. Remuneration is above average ($18.00 - $32.00 depending upon experience and performance), benefits and flexibility are available. Valid driver’s license necessary. You must be physically fit, detail-oriented and comfortable with construction and hand tools.

Facility Assistant, Grain Trochu, AB We are looking for a self-starter to join our team. As the Facility Assistant, you will be responsible for tasks associated with receiving,13081CV0 processing, warehousing and shipping of grain, as well as general labour in and around the facility. Ideal candidates have a Grade 12 education or equivalent and a valid Class 5 driver’s licence. Preference will be given to applicants with agri-business experience. Tracking number 3039. Viterra offers a competitive salary and benefits plan. The closing date for applications is August 12, 2013.

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A MUST SEE INCREDIBLE ACREAGE! Close to town offering something for every member of the family. Heated shop, garden spot in ‘park-like’ setting, indoor heated pool, large pasture, 6 stall barn. 19 acres to enjoy quading, hiking, walking and even fishing (if stock pond). #CA0018544. $525,000.

GREAT FAMILY HOME - with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, garage, fenced yard, family room with fireplace. Located in a quiet neighborhood. Near swimming pool, golf course, library, playgrounds. #CA0019592.

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ACREAGE JUST MINUTES FROM TOWN. 10 acres with large spacious home with 5 bedrooms, lots of pasture for horses, livestock facilities, serviced sites. Great for horse enthusiasts. Mature shelterbelt. Very private.. #CA0019865. $249,900.

Space & Privacy on 11.34 Acres - Featuring 4 bdrms, 2 bath, 18’x 26’ barn w/ 8 box stalls, large 28’ x 20’ metal shed, large open front shed, & a 27’ x 51’ 2 bay shop! Upper level has a loft overlooking the living room & has a hot tub in sun room, perfect for the horse enthusiast or growing family! #CA0013969. $360,000.

Absolutely Indescribable. Immaculate 2 storey split. Executive home boasts dream kitchen, relaxing atrium, hot tub room, FP, 2 garages, 4 bdrms, 4 bath. All on a private ¼ section. Surface lease re. 90 acres cult. Pasture. 3 miles from Stettler. Your future home awaits you! #CA0012453.

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY to own an acreage property with a next to new home. 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, open concept, detached double garage. Owners have said to get their property SOLD. Reduced by $20,000. NEW PRICE $439,000 Locally owned & operated

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4913 - 51 Street

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Fresh paint. New flooring & No rear neighbors. Very well 7.5 Acres 1 mile from town. Huge kept Bi-level on the edge of town. home with attached garage. Tucked appliances. Bungalow with double garage by schools. $279,900. Clean. Many updates. Big garage. away in a beautiful well treed setting. Immediate possession! $279,000. Don’t wait! $525,000. Call today !

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For the entrepreneur. Double lot zoned R2 between Main Street and schools. Owner will consider trades as down payment. $199,900 list price.

Totally renovated. Across from playground. Large well fenced yard. Asking $259,000. Very well done!

4908 - 51 Street

Karen Cannady




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THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! Large kitchen, hardwood floors, 6 bdrms and main floor laundry. Finished bsmt for entertaining and a games room for the kids. $499,000

NEW THE COMPLETE PACKAGE with 20 acres and a quality built home with all the bells and whistles. Main floor laundry, fully finished bsmt. and so much more. $669,900

JUST STARTING OUT? This cozy 4 bdrm bungalow is just what you need. Completely finished, large family room in bsmt. Neat, clean and ready to move into. $199,000

3 BDRM. BUNGALOW IN GRANDVIEW with dbl. attached garage. Beautiful and unique landscaping. 2,560 sq. ft. of living space. Hot tub and 2 solariums. $259,000

QUALITY THROUGHOUT this beautiful condo. Totally finished up and down with 2 bdrms/ 3 baths, main floor laundry and so much more. Worth a serious look. $298,000

WELL MAINTAINED 1/2 DUPLEX with 2 bedrooms, main floor laundry and finished bsmt. Low maintenance home ideal for seniors. $209,000

LOVELY PRIVATE ACREAGE close to Donalda. 15.5 acres with well cared for home. 5 bdrms/4 baths, attached garage, heated shop and a barn. $399,000

BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT HOME on 1/2 acre lot @ Scenic Sands. This yearround living home has 5 bdrms and over 3,000 sq. ft. of living space. $650,000

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Health Care


Optometrist Stettler, Alberta Box 1796 Phone 403-742-2998

Buzz Andersen Serving Stettler area over 35 years

Box 1595, 4907 - 50 Street, tree ee et et, t, AB Stettler AB

Drafting & Design


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Chapman and Co. Moniafting S Dr Professional Accountants LLP

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

Phone: 403-742-6612 Cell: 780-935-0540 Email:




PH: 403-742-4101 FAX: 866-305-5686

Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

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

403-742-4431 Toll free 1-877-742-4431 e-mail: website:



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Certified General Accountants 4814 - 49 Street, Stettler

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


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Open Monday to Friday 9:00a.m to 4:00p.m. (Closed over lunch & on holidays)

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Quality Collision Repair and Professional Service‌ Guaranteed! Find out more about us at: Phone: 403-742-3555 4109 - 48 Avenue, Stettler

Serving Stettler & Area since 1978

Furnace Cleaning


Stettler Furnace Cleaning Qualified and Reputable

4719 - 49 St. Stettler, Alberta

Auto Body Repairs Accessories & Graphics Restoration/Sandblasting Box Liners

One block East of Scotia Bank

Phone 403-742-1681

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

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


PERFORMANCE Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage

No. 5. 4707 - 42 Street Stettler, AB


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403-742-6970 403-740-9782

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Plumbing & Heating


• Complete Plumbing & Heating Services • Commercial and Residential • Water Conditioning & Pumps • 24 Hour Service Service Wise - We Specialize



Yard Care


Tru-Fence Good Fences Make Good Neighbours!


Ph 403-741-4483 Fax 403-742-4560

Phone: 403-742-5830

Please leave a message if no answer

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

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


LANDMAN REULE LAW OFFICE Lori R. Reule Stettler Professional Building




Painters/ Decorators


For personalized services call Lana Gross ~ 403-740-3595

Fax 403-742-2522

Fax 403.443.2407 Cell 403.443.0664





Home Consultations • Shades & Blinds • Soft Treatments • Fabrics & Hardware


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IU’S TILE & STONE V I L Sales and Installation Ceramic, Porcelain, Slate and Travertine Tile Natural and Manufactured Stone Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace Custom Showers and More‌

Liviu Oprea Cell: 403-740-9317 Email:


403-742-2520 4607 - 59 St., Stettler (Beside A & W)


12345 Customizable and secure. From storage to workspace. Steel containers from 8' to 53'. 20' & 40' skids with optional 4' landings available. Mount with twist locks.

Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome

Pilgrim Auction Service 403-556-5531 Don’t forget on Sunday August 18--The Olds Lions Club is hosting a Stars Helicopter Charity Auction-- All proceeds will be going to Stars‌. Donations would be appreciated for this sale‌ Bring the whole family out for some fun and entertainment.. Location 3.5 miles north of Olds on Hwy 2A, for more information call John @ 403-556-5531 ESTATE AUCTION. August 17 & 18 - Saturday/Sunday. Collection of oriental & Victorian antiques, art works, & guns! Athabasca, Alberta. Viewing: Fri. 4 - 6; Sat. 9 - 10 a.m. Auction: 10 a.m. both days. Detailed pictures: 780-374-3864; Licence #194638.

HUGE UNRESERVED Antique Auction. Saturday, Aug. 10. John Deere 50 tractor & pedal tractor collection & much more! 10 a.m. Scribner Auction, 780-842-5666, Wainwright, Alberta; MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, August 31, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - Handguns, rifles, shotguns, wildlife mounts, hunting and fishing equipment. To consign 780-440-1860.

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METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254 STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www.


FARM FRESH Alberta lamb, gov’t. inspected, custom cut and wrapped 403-742-4288


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





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

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2 BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE utilities included, available Sept. 1. Phone 403-742-2409.

10 pkgs. of 500 sheets

For rent 1 bedroom basement suite, n.s., n.p., TV/internet and all utilities included. W&D, private entrance. $700/mo. Call 403-742-6467

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

TAKING applications for 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. rentals. Ref’s req’d, N/S, no pets, Norma Leslie, Royal LePage Central. 403-742-7815

Storage Space Agricultural #2000 - #2290 Farm Equipment ..............2010 Haying Equipment ............2020 Tractors ............................2030 Combines & Headers ......2040 Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210

Farm Equipment

field ready Round Baler, hasn’t been used for a few years. Taking reasonable†offers. Phone†403-883-2381 7 GRAIN BINS on good wooden floors, different sizes. Phone 403-742-1653 AERATION HALF CIRCLE perforated duct work 24� system complete, have several sets, 403-728-3535


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

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


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


1997 Case IH 8480

Horse/Stock Trailers


Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

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HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup� Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252


Move right into this brand new Laebon Home in Timberstone. 2,135 sq. ft. 3 bdrms., 2.5 baths. OPEN CONCEPT $466,100. Call Chris 403.392.7118 BIG VALLEY, AB, only $30,000. Ideal starter home or rental unit. Nice location, good terms. Call owner 780-475-2897

For Rent #3000 - #3200 Acreages/Farms ..............3010 Houses/Duplexes ............3020 Condos/Townhouses........3030 Manufactured Homes ......3040 Four Plexes/Six Plexes ....3050 Suites ..............................3060 Cottages/Seasonal ..........3070 Roommates Wanted ........3080 Rooms for Rent................3090 Motels/Hotels ..................3100 Offices ..............................3110 Stores/Commercial ..........3120 Industrial ..........................3130 Warehouse Space............3140 Garage Space..................3150 Storage Space ................3160 Land ................................3170 Pasture ............................3180 Mobile Lot ........................3190 Misc. for Rent ..................3200

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390

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

Houses/ Duplexes


SMALL house in Donalda w/private deck, fenced yard, garage, can be 1 or 2 bdrm. $575/mo. + utils,., RENTED STETTLER 3 bdrm. 2 bath split level house w/deck & fenced yard, ref’s. 403-742-4162

Live the Sylvan Lifestyle

Brand New Laebon Home, 2 bdrms. 2 baths, Open concept floor plan for under $300,000. Call Jennifer 403.392.6841

New 3 bdrm. home

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Why Rent, Buy New Well-designed 2 bdrm. home in Red Deer. 4 stainless steel appliances, great location close to amenities. $314,800. Call Chris 403.392.7118







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

Coins, Collectibles, Art, Hockey memorabilia, Furniture, China cabinets, Dining room table/chairs, Piano, Household items, Yard & garden, Just too much to mention. Everything is packed in trailers. Check the web for full listing & pictures, 5% admin fee applies.. Lunch available by Country Roads catering..

Farmers' Market

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COLLECTIBLE & HOUSEHOLD AUCTION Sunday August 11 Time 10 a.m. Bowden Lions Hall, Bowden AB


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Randy Long


HUGE FOOD Equipment Auction at an Edmonton’s Roadhouse location. buyer for items you want to Sunday, August 11, 2013, sell is with a Classified 11 a.m., want ad. Phone 1-877-223- 11650 - 142 St., Edmonton. 3311 Full ad at or email: Painters/ edmonton_auctionservice Decorators 780-718-2274 or 780-432-8181



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

Custom window coverings and more

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Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990

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Beverley Plett

Phone 403-742-2529

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Personal Services

• Power Rake • Aerate • Lawns ~ cut & trimmed

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Glass Shops

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Phone: 403-742-4437

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Cabinet Makers

Jacquie Mvula,

Legal Services


Gary G. Grant Law Office Dr. KERRY WONG

403-742-1330 Ph:403-742-5979 Fax:403-742-3656

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EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patented “Kontinuous Shok� Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON

One & Two BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005 2 BDRM. apt. Stettler, quiet, MATURE, employed person, n/s, no pets, heat, water & laundry incld.. $750 + d.d., avail. Sept. 1 403-742-8912

Farm Custom Work

For Sale By Owner

Build your dream home on this beautiful treed 1.75 acres. Land is located just east of the Red Deer City limits near the Balmoral Golf Course. Roads to property from Red Deer are paved. Asking $329,000. Call 403-227-6893 for more details.


Bale Hauling & Swathing Marketing of Hay and Straw Will load own truck

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


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science fiction, I actually think that’s a good thing. If what you’re doing is not seen by some people as science fiction, it’s probably not transformative enough....We’re trying to create the first cultured beef hamburger. From there I’m optimistic we can really scale (up) by leaps and bounds.” You probably can. Post’s technique involves extracting stem cells from cow muscle tissue and growing them “in vitro” for three weeks, providing nutrients and growth-promoting chemicals. Then the mass of new cells is transferred to smaller dishes where they find themselves between two electrodes – and selforganise into strips of muscle tissue. Then you give the new muscle tissue some exercise (to bulk it up) by applying small shocks that make it contract. And then it’s hamburger meat, ready to be cooked. Growing an actual steak would be more complex, but in theory it could be done by getting the strips of muscle tissue to take shape on a biodegradable lattice that includes artificial blood vessels to deliver nutrients and oxygen to the interior of the steak. So let’s assume that you can produce this beef in industrial quantities, complete with fat cells so that it tastes just like the meat that comes from the slaughterhouse. Could you get people to buy it? No problem. Just price it about 20 per cent cheaper than the “real thing”. Those of us who are keeping up with the Joneses will buy the premium product; the rest of us will buy the one that’s just as good but costs less. Oh, and why didn’t they eat the whole hamburger on Monday? Because there was no way that you could share out what was left equally between so many journalists, and they sometimes get quite nasty if they’re thwarted. So Mark Post said he’d take it home to his children.


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The most important hamburger in the history of the world was cooked (but only half-eaten) in London on Monday. It was grown in a lab, not cut from a cow, and it tasted — well, not quite good enough to fool the experts, but then they forgot the ketchup, mustard, cheese, onion, bacon, tomato and lettuce. Not to mention the fries. “I miss the fat, there’s a leanness to it,” said food writer Josh Schonwald, “but the general bite feels like a hamburger.” Austrian food critic Hanni Ruetzler agreed: “It’s not that juicy, but the consistency is perfect. This is meat to me. It’s not falling apart; it’s really something to bite on.” Even in a blind tasting, she added, she would say that it was real meat and not a soya copy. Of course she would. It WAS real meat, grown from a cow’s stem cells just like the flesh of its own body. It tasted lean because the stem cells the experimenters used were only programmed to make muscle tissue, not fat. (They’re working on that). The real test was whether tens of billions of lab-grown muscle cells could be organised into something with the consistency of proper meat, not mush, and the lab-burger passed that test with flying colours. But why would anybody want to pass that test? What’s wrong with just eating cows – and sheep and pigs and chickens? Far beyond the objections of vegetarians and animal-rights activists, what’s wrong with eating “natural” meat is that there are too many of us, eating too much of it, and we’re running out of land to grow it on. “Right now, we are using 70 percent of all our agricultural capacity to grow meat through livestock,” Professor Mark Post, the lead researcher, told The

Independent at a conference in Vancouver last year. “You are going to need alternatives. If we don’t do anything, meat will become a luxury food and will become very expensive....” Livestock also contributes a lot to greenhouse gas emissions, more so than our entire transport system,” explained Post, a medical physiologist at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. “Livestock produces 39 percent of global methane, 5 percent of the CO2, and 40 percent of the nitrous oxide. Eventually, we will have an eco-tax on meat.” On meat raised in the open air, that is. Whereas meat grown in the lab is a potentially inexhaustible resource, and it does far less environmental damage. According to an Oxford University study published in 2011, a tonne of “cultured” beef would require 99 percent less land and between 82 and 96 percent less water than its “natural” rival, and would produce between 78 and 95 percent less greenhouse gas. It would also use 45 percent less energy. These are seriously impressive numbers. If Post’s process can scale up successfully, then in ten or twenty years we could be producing enough meat for a growing global population even though many people are eating more meat per capita as their incomes rise. Moreover, we would be able to turn most of that 70 percent of agricultural land back into forest and prairie, or switch it to growing grain for human consumption. “There are basically three things that can happen going forward,” said Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who bankrolled Post’s research. “One is that we can all become vegetarian. I don’t think that’s really likely. The second is we ignore the issues, and that leads to continued environmental harm. The third option is we do something new.” “Some people think this is


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The other side of camping ... L ORI WELBOURNE Independent columnist I went camping with my family last week. I didn’t want to, but my kids really did. Leading up to the trip I quietly dreaded it, and then the day we left for the two and a half hour drive to the campground I felt oddly excited. The last camping trip we went on was a couple of years ago and I didn’t love the experience. Crammed in an incredibly busy area, I felt like a sardine in a can and was counting down the days until I could escape. Sleeping in a tent trailer and walking down a dirt road to shower with spiders in the public restroom wasn’t my cup of tea either. This time, I was told, would be different. Why? Because we’d be in a hotel on wheels, also known as a motorhome. Not in a fancy hotel with all the bells and whistles, mind you. It would be more like an economically priced no-frills motel on wheels. But I didn’t care. I was going to have electricity, a toilet, a kitchen and a shower. So, not exactly roughing it like a true camper. But I think we’ve established I’m nowhere near being one of those. When we arrived at our destination I was immediately

charmed. The small lake was gorgeous and serene, there was a row of simple cabins, and the campgrounds behind them were large, spacious and surrounded by trees. As I stood by the docks watching my husband and son unload the fishing boat, the owner and I started talking and immediately hit it off. She was a beautiful woman and looked like she belonged in the city shopping with me rather than out in the boonies. Caroline explained how she and her husband used to live in Kelowna near us, but he had found this place on the internet a few years earlier, and when they went to check it out in person, it was love at first sight. I could see why. It really was gorgeous and suited its name, the Jewel Lake Resort. But then she dropped a bomb: no internet and no phone service. Oh my gosh, I might as well have been trapped in a tent. “It’s kind of nice to unplug for awhile,” she said. “That’s a huge attraction for a lot of people. You can totally relax and disconnect from the outside world up here.” After setting up our site, my husband and 12-year-old son went off to kill fish while our 10-year-old daughter, Daisy, and I wandered around the campground. Stopping in for

ice cream at the office, we discovered a vast array of books, board games and some pictures of Caroline’s husband, former NHL player Jim Harrison, up on the wall. Turned out the guy was in the Guinness Book of World Records for most points scored in a professional hockey game with 3 goals and 7 assists back in the ‘70s. Yeah, okay. If an energetic high-achieving dude like that could kick back and relax out in the wilderness, I should be able to as well. I decided a little downtime and not being able to work for a couple of days would be good for me. And it was. I picked daisies, played games, had a few drinks, read a magazine, made some friends, relaxed by the fire, and slept like a log. Did I miss having wifi and phone service for a few days? Yes I did. But not nearly as much as I thought I would. Caroline was right — being unplugged forced me to relax and disconnect from the outside world. I wouldn’t want to do it full time, but shutting off the computer and phone temporarily through the week in order to get grounded and calm the heck down seems like a good idea to me now. Sleeping in a tent and showering with spiders still doesn’t.

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