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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, August 15 to Sunday, August, 18 - 11th annual Jazz at the Lake Festival includes jazz musicians performing in various venues. or on Facebook. Friday, August 16 - Spruce View & District Lions Club second annual fundraising golf tournament at Gleniffer Golf Club. Registration 11 am with play beginning at 1 pm (shot gun start) followed by prize presentation and BBQ dinner. To register contact Henry van der Kolk 403-728-3530. Friday, August 16 - Drive ‘Fore; The Cure charity golf tournament at Meadowland Golf Club, 18 hole shotgun start at 1 pm. Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18 - Viking Days at Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens, Dickson. A fun-filled weekend of Viking hi-jinx and sword play. Includes the second annual Feast with the Vikings. Sunday, August 18 - Charity BBQ at Domino’s Pizza parking lot in Ryders Square to raise funds for young employee Evan McCune, just diagnosed with leukemia. Pizza, pop, burgers and hot dogs, jump in bouncy tent or help break a pinata. Call Deanna at Domino’s 403-887-9981 or Jennifer at Sylvan Lake Community Partners 403-887-9989 for more info. Sunday, August 18 - Show and Shine at Markerville Creamery Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pancake breakfast at Fensala Hall beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, August 18 - Herbalist and Red Deer Advocate columnist Abrah Arneson will lead an edible and medicinal plant walk around Ellis Bird Farm from 1:30-3:30 pm. Participants will have the opportunity to taste some delicious edibles and learn about some of the powerful medicinal plants that can be found in our own backyards. Cost $10 per person, pre-registration required. Call 403-8854477. Wednesday, August 21 - Seniors bus going to Ellis Bird Farm and Teahouse, lunch at the teahouse and a walkabout. Pick up begins at 10:30 am. Call Lenore 403-887-5272. Thursday, August 22 - Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival committee meeting. All interested in volunteering to help are invited to attend the Legion at 7 pm. Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25 - Eckville ’50s & ’60s Dance Jamboree will feature a weekend long dance with independent talent playing music from the 1950s and 1960s at the community centre. Admission limited to 400 people.

Saturday, August 24 - Central Alberta Singles dance 8:30 pm at Penhold Hall. Music by Sierra. Members and invited guests only; new members welcome. Elaine 403-341-7653 or Bob 403-304-7440. Tuesday, August 27 - Pancake breakfast from 8:3010 am at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Wednesday, August 28 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Bus to Yellowhead Casino, Edmonton. Leave 8:30 am. Phone Joan 403-887-7614. Wednesday, August 28 - BBQ from 11 am to 1 pm at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Wednesday, August 28 - Lighthouse meeting for all those interested in helping reconstruct an iconic lighthouse for Sylvan Lake. At 7 pm at the Legion. Sunday, September 1 - Sylvan Lake Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary breakfast at the Legion. 4916 50 Ave. 9 am to 1 pm. Everyone welcome. Sunday, September 8 - Centennial Picnic By The Lake. Centennial celebrations continue as our Sylvan Lake Ministerial Association hosts a good old fashioned community picnic by the lake from 12:30 to 4 pm in Centennial Park. Bring your lawn chairs, bring your neighbours, bring your friends. Pack a picnic basket for your family or partake in a barbecue provided lunch. Entertainment and games. Dress any era as we celebrate 100 years of Sylvan Lake.


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.

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Weekly events Mondays - At Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre - Wii (9:30-11:30), walking group (10:30-11:30). Tuesdays - At Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre - Line dancing during August from 10:30-11:30 am. 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 - At Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre - Alberta seniors benefit program assistance for seniors 9-4. Thursdays - Community Bingo at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Precall at 6:30 bingo starts at 7 pm. Canteen opens at 5:30 pm.

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National jamboree was exciting for Sylvan Scouts by Stuart Fullarton Sylvan Lake News

appearance of Camp Woods, which, until the jamboree, had not held an event of that size before. “Most of the (local) people that came up to me said that the whole camp had changed from last time they came out,” she said. “There’s a lot of trees, still, but it’s kind of spaced out.” Additional space was needed to fit the thousands of tents that were set up throughout the camp site. Some patrols camped in wooded areas, while others found themselves in more open spaces. With thousands of Scouts from different time zones gathered in one place, rest was not always easy, according to Mosset, who claimed she’s still catching up on sleep lost during the jamboree. Restless Scouts chatting among one another late at night didn’t help matters, she added. “We would just yell at them every night. One night we actually went over there and banged on their tent for them to shut up.” Initially, 5,000 were expected to attend the jamboree. That number quickly rose to more than 6,500, meaning camping space was limited for some Scouts. Yet, despite experiencing some of the hiccups that arise with having 6,500 people living in a considerably small area for a week, the jamboree was unforgettable for plenty of good reasons, assured the Sylvan Lake Scouts. For all three of them, it was their first Scouting jamboree. Future similar events being held in Newfoundland and Japan over the next few years now give them something to look forward to, and are just some of the adventurous experiences for which Scouting is famous. “(As a Scout) you get to go and do a bunch of different things,” said Bylsma. “You’re not just doing one thing.”

A month after thousands of Scouts from across Canada and the world converged on Camp Woods, memories of Canadian Scout Jamboree 2013 are still fresh in the minds of those who attended. Among them are three Sylvan Lake residents, who, unlike some that attended, did not have to travel very far for the one-week event that - Firefighters and personnel from Associated Ambulance attended to a young wrapped up July 13. Logan Manweiler, Daxton Bylsma female cyclist who was hit by a vehicle in the intersection of 47th Avenue near No Frills and and Jocelyn Mosset have all been McDonalds just after 1 p.m. Monday. She was transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital by ambulance. involved with Scouting for several years, and were excited to have so many people from across Canada and the world visit their home camp of Camp Woods — even though it looked slightly different than normal. similar situations,” said Chmait. “They had to change it massively,” by Stuart Fullarton Activities and games at the fundraiser will be said Manweiler, 11. “It was way difSylvan Lake News geared towards children and adults of all ages, and will ferent.” A local business is getting behind one of its employ- include pin the tail to the Noid — Domino’s Pizza’s In preparing for the onslaught of ees recently diagnosed with leukemia, and is inviting mascot character. 6,500 Scouts, volunteers and leaders Children will have the opportunity to win various members of the community to lend their support. that attended the jamboree, organizprizes by participating in games. A fundraiser hosted by Domino’s Pizza and Quiznos ers ensured the camp site was capaAlso taking place will be a silent auction for which Sylvan Lake will take place at the Ryders Square parkble of hosting such a large number of items are currently being sought. ing lot Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. visitors. Chmait is appealing for businesses and community Through a barbecue, pizza sales and games, funds They essentially created a small raised at the event will support 24-year-old Evan members to donate to the auction. Items received so city, complete with its own hospital, McCune, who was diagnosed with leukemia in early far range from cinema gift certificates to a free night in daily newspaper and security team. a hotel. July. Such infrastructure was necessary People may support the cause prior to the fundDomino’s and Quiznos general manager Deanna to ensure scouts remained fit and Chmait said all of her staff were eager to support raiser, by bringing monetary donations to either able to enjoy the wide variety of McCune, whom she described as a “dedicated and Domino’s or Quiznos in Sylvan Lake. “Both of those places are accepting all donations, activities that took place throughout beloved employee”. the week. “All of the staff members were devastated when he and we are giving out receipts for their donations,” said found out that he has this disease,” said Chmait. “We Chmait. “They had lots of stuff, it was Businesses and community members interested in love him very much.” good,” said Manweiler, who enjoyed Proceeds raised from the event will go beyond attending, helping at the fundraiser, or donating nightly concerts, the zipline, the rock helping McCune cover expenses of his treatment. A money or silent auction items, are asked to contact wall and playing in the mud pit. portion will also be given to Sylvan Lake and Area Chmait at Domino’s Pizza at 403-887-9981, or on her The mud pit was also a favourite Community Partners Association, which is helping cell phone at 403-872-5936. for 13-year-old Mosset, while put on the fundraiser. Bylsma, 11, preferred the camp’s “We’re helping our felwater-related activities, such as low co-worker, and we’re canoeing. also going to help a com“The water wasn’t really cold, so if munity support network you fell in, you weren’t cold,” he said. that can help people in Manweiler also felt water activi“The Clinic That Cares” ties were more enjoyable because of warmer temSylvan Lake Seniors peratures. 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Be like water, my friend — and think about water, too Reprinted from Athabasca Advocate Water: it’s what we should strive to be like, according to famed martial artist Bruce Lee. Lee was a big fan of water’s ability to adapt to any form, as well as its seemingly contradictory qualities: it “can flow or it can crash” according to the late actor. That destructive, crashing quality isn’t exclusive to ocean waves. We saw proof of how unforgiving even lake water can be last week after three men were pulled out of Calling Lake, their boat capsized and their strength nearly spent. The sobering thought of four people killed in the southern Alberta floods earlier this summer is still fresh in our minds, to say nothing of well-publicized drowning deaths throughout the province in recent weeks — a three-year-old in Mink Lake, a 26-year-old in Sylvan Lake and an 11-year-old in Mahogany Lake. But last week, we also saw proof of how paradoxically fragile water can be. Bluegreen algae advisories have been issued for three local lakes — Baptiste, Cross, and Calling Lakes — and although it’s a sight to which many of us have grown accustomed, there’s little that’s natural about it. Yes, Alberta soil is naturally high in phosphorous (a key ingredient for bluegreen algae blooms). And yes, blue-green algae predate the human activity that’s credited with worsening the blooms. The algae (actually, cyanobac-

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son humans and wildlife and suffocate fish. Lakes, whatever we imagine they conceal in their depths, have no arsenal to deal with something as seemingly benign as a fertilized lawn that runs right down to the water. Those who live near affected lakes and scientists who have studied the water agree that the algae blooms seem to

be getting worse. Yet representatives from Alberta Health Services and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources, when asked, said neither body has tracked trends in the frequency and severity of blooms across the province or region by region. Perhaps it is time to consider a provincial lake management strategy — some-

thing the provincial government says it is willing to look at. At the very least, we need better enforcement of bylaws pertaining to activities near or on lakes. Because it is not enough to be like water in an esoteric sense: we need to think about water in the real world and respect both its power and fragility.

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teria if you want to get technical) even predate humans themselves. Still, there’s no doubt that human actions, from the fertilizers we use on our prized petunias to the dog feces we neglect to scoop from the beach, have increased phosphorous levels in lakes. This makes lakes more hospitable for the toxin-excreting blue-green algae that can poi-

I open the holiday trailer door and am instantly greeted by beauty. Shards of soft golden sun pierce the green of morning and on a makeshift stove, coffee is perking. I pause a moment to remember the last time I saw or heard coffee perking, but I can’t. It doesn’t matter. I smell the freshly perked coffee and squint my eyes against the gentle shards of sunlight and it’s enough. I’m happy! I love camping and the trees, the sun and the smell of freshly perked coffee. And I love all of my grandchildren, even though

they eyed me with suspicion when later that morning I suggested we play scrub. The suspicion was fueled by a generation gap wider than the Grand Canyon and kept alive by a new language spoken by these mysterious devices the kids carry with them always. I’m convinced they carry those things so they don’t have to carry on real, live conversations with people like grandmas. I knew all that, but I also knew I had a mini baseball team within my grasp. “Scrub? Grandma, do you even know what you are talking about?” I ignored them. “Let’s go,” I said in my grandma knows best voice. They reluctantly followed me out to a clearing that I

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saw at once had potential as a ball diamond. I grabbed the Frisbee. “This,” I said sternly, is no longer a Frisbee. This is home plate. And that tree over there. That is first base.” I tried to explain how the game worked. “Everyone runs up and touches home plate and you yell out what position you are,” I said. “Batter, pitcher … whatever!” They looked at me, baffled and I think, a little afraid. What was their crazy grandma up to now? And that tree … definite-

ly that tree did not look like a first base! Finally, I grabbed the yellow plastic bat and stood by the Frisbee and said “really guys, it doesn’t matter. Just hit the ball. We’ll figure it out as we go along.” As the sun illuminated the forest behind us with this kind of golden halo and their mom washed dishes on the picnic table in the distance, I was happy because I heard what I wanted to hear. It was the point of the whole game, really. I heard them laugh. Excited, childish laughter. Gleeful laughter. And I heard them yell! “You are out. I got you. Run, Jackson run!” Okay, actually that was me!

The game is over now and I am back at work, the kids are back with their parents and, no doubt, talking a lot of that social media type language that I don’t really get. Oh well. For a brief moment in time, I got to go back to a time when a tree became first base, and a Frisbee or a board or a scrap of cardboard was home plate. I hope when they become adults and it seems necessary for seriousness to take precedence over laughter, they will remember a day when the sun slanted through the trees just so and their grandma reminded them that imagination is the best gift ever, followed, of course, by laughter. And I hope they smile! Maybe even chuckle!

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69 years ago ... From the issue of August 9, 1944

The 1944 Alberta election is over. The Social Credit government has been returned with an increased majority in the legislature, and the bid for office made by the C.C.F. was very definitely rejected. In the Rocky Mountain House con-

stituency Hon. A. J. Hooke, provincial secretary, (S.C.) was returned to office, nearly doubling the vote cast for his two opponents George Morrison, C.C.F., and Victor Johanson, FarmerLabour. Sylvan Lake poll went:— A. J. Hooke 251; George Morrison 61; Victor Johanson 41. ♦ ♦ ♦ On July 23, 1944, the First Canadian Army became operations in France. This is the first time in history that Canada has had a full-fledged army in operation in the field, with an allCanadian headquarters. ♦ ♦ ♦ A swimming gala, sponsored by Sylvan Lake Service Club, August 16 will take place inside the breakwater and a well varied program provides

events for all. There are races for boys and girls, men and women, diving, canoe tilting, greasy pole, diving for golf balls and a featured half-mile open race for men and women for the Sylvan Lake Hotel Cup and the H. N. Fisher Cup.

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From the issue of August 15, 1963

A full agenda faced the town council at the regular meeting Monday evening and the delegations left little time for new business. As a result the meeting adjourned at 1:30 a.m. to reconvene Tuesday evening. Ratepayers attending the meeting asked for a culvert to be moved, gravel, adjustment to business and property taxes, and queried width of driveway allowed for drive-in restaurant.


A delegation from the Curling Club attended the meeting to task that the roof to the rink be repaired before artificial ice is installed. They also presented the price for installation of concrete floor over the pipes of the ice plant. A price of $3,400 was presented to the council for repair of the roof using rubber roofing, coated with aluminum. It was felt that this was too expensive for the present time and it was decided to recover the roof with rubberoid roofing volunteer labour from the curling club. Cost of the concrete floor would be $6,400. It was felt that this should be done at the time piping is installed as cost at a later date would be considerably higher due to work that would have to be done over.

Town council, here’s a million dollar saving Dear Editor, I noted in Sylvan Lake council’s wish list that they want to spend $1.5 million for a aerial fire truck — it took me two minutes to find a brand new fire truck that has 5,000 miles on it and the seller is a town that has to downsize its dreams. The truck is fully certified and ready to go — a 2005 American Lafrance 110 foot aerial quint fire truck. Me personally I am the kind of guy that likes my money in the bank instead of on the driveway. That’s my contribution to the town today — I just saved the town $1,150,000. The asking price for this new truck is $380,000. My God people of sylvan lake — stop to think for a few minutes — the town is dancing with destruction — fiscal suicide. We do not need a $2 million parade float. In regards to the request on the agenda for a sidewalk along Lakeshore Drive, the proposed solution may be a $500,000 project that could just as easily be done for $10,000. The roadway needs repainting — repaint and call it a pedestrian/ bicycle lane. Put up signs, please don’t spend millions more on crazy ideas. Please also consider this. The town had a

cash surplus of almost $7 million prior to the spending spree. It now stands in debt with between $22 million and $8.5 million depending on which news source you follow.

That’s a pile of money for a town of 13,000 to spend on a town hall and a park with no sidewalks from the marina west, yes that’s quite the promenade. I watch people walking a 16 inch wide strip of concrete beside a

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When will common sense prevail? Dear Editor, The countless and continuing changes over the past 22 months at the intersection of highways 781/11 and highways 11/20 seem to indicate that maybe Alberta Transportation and the “experts”” (Castleglenn Consulting of Calgary) are not so “expert”. The endless and massive amount of cash being thrown at these 2 intersections could be better spent on Highway 63 where people die monthly. Currently at the highways 781/11 intersection all that the public has is two very poorly marked curbs running down the centre of the highway. The majority of the time the signs are laying flat because they have been run over. The public has also lost the turning lane on Highway 11 when turning south onto Highway 781 — this brings all eastbound traffic nearly to a screeching halt to allow traffic to turn south. This intersection is currently overgrown, with nearly four foot high weeds obstructing driver sight line. We continue to have restricted and unsafe access for emergency response crews required south on the Highway 781 corridor for emergencies. All of this has been done to avoid installing one set of traffic control lights at 781/11. How many light standards are currently at the Hwy 11/20 intersection? How much taxpayer money has been spent there? (Wait for the icy mess this winter, as the east ditch drains west across the intersection). When will common sense prevail? Concerned taxpayer, Ken Somerville, Sylvan Lake P.S. GPS units are continually sending tourists with trailers north and south through the intersection, also there is still no signage on 50th St. directing tourists on how to get to Innisfail and Calgary. (Elections are coming soon.)

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Annual tour - A procession of motorcyclists including members of Hells Angels, Malicious Crew and other gangs, who were sporting affiliations on their backs, arrived in Sylvan Lake just before 1 p.m. Saturday on an annual tour of Central Alberta. There was a strong police presence in town but no problems were reported. From Sylvan they continued to Eckville, then Bentley and on to Clive. One person commenting on the News’ Facebook page about the Eckville visit wrote, “it was awesome to see all the bikes lining up main street.” STEVE DILLS

Wearing transparent shorts and performing lewd acts, Red Deer male charged Saturday, August 3rd 2:00 a.m. – Two males are facing drugrelated charges after they were observed by RCMP using cocaine on picnic tables in front of Big Moo on Lakeshore Drive. The males were arrested and a small bag of cocaine was seized. A 30-year-old male from Innisfail and a 30-year-old male from Airdrie are charged with possession of cocaine. The arrests also led to charges of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking being laid against a 24-year-old Benalto male. 9:33 a.m. – A three vehicle collision on Highway 11 at Range Road 20 in Red Deer County resulted in an 80 year old female from Red Deer County being transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses reported seeing an eastbound truck cross the centre line on Highway 11 and collide with a westbound Jeep. The Jeep rolled and ended up on its roof. The elderly female driver was transported to hospital with bruising, cuts and a broken thumb. RCMP at the scene detected alcohol on the breath of the male driver of the truck who admitted to drinking the previous evening. A 35-year-old Red Deer male is charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm and transporting open liquor. A third vehicle following the Jeep was also damaged as the wheel from the truck landed at the front of this vehicle. Sunday, August 4th 2:00 a.m. – A 30 year-old Grande Prairie male is facing a charge after he was arrested by police for public intoxication. The male was


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observed by RCMP on Lakeshore Drive in a heavily intoxicated state and refused to leave the area after he was warned several times. He was arrested and transported to cells. A check on his identity revealed that he had outstanding warrants out of Calgary and he was subsequently charged with breaching conditions of his undertaking. 1:50 p.m. – RCMP arrested a 47-year-old Red Deer male after he was observed by police committing indecent acts around females in the downtown area of Sylvan Lake. The male was reportedly witnessed in transparent shorts performing lewd acts with his genitals as women walked by. The male was arrested and is charged with committing an indecent act under the Criminal Code of Canada. Monday, August 5th (Heritage Day Holiday) 2:25 a.m. – A 24-year-old Sylvan Lake male and a 22-year-old Red Deer male are facing mischief charges after vandalism was reported at Bamboo Hut restaurant on 46th Street in Sylvan Lake. The males were witnessed walking down the street near the restaurant with blood on their hands and were also observed to be in an extremely intoxicated state. Further investigation



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revealed that the window at Bamboo Hut was smashed. Both males are charged with mischief under $5,000. Tuesday, August 6th 3:45 a.m. – RCMP are investigating attempted break-ins to vehicles in the Lakeway Landing area. Two males in dark hoodies were observed by witnesses using a flashlight to see into vehicles parked on the street. One male was reportedly observed exiting a recreational vehicle parked in the area. A lock was punched out on another vehicle but nothing appeared stolen. Anyone who observes individuals in the process of checking vehicles is asked to contact RCMP at 403-887-3333 or 911 where appropriate. Thursday, August 8th 7:19 a.m. – An investigation is underway into a recent rash of vehicle thefts in Sylvan Lake and Eckville. The first incident involved a Ford truck which was stolen from the Edgewater Inn in Sylvan Lake on Aug. 3rd. The vehicle was locked however a key to the vehicle was left inside, along with cheque books and identification. The second theft occurred on Rainy Creek Road at Range Road 34 near Eckville on Aug. 6th. A Dodge truck was reported missing from rented land and the keys were left in the vehicle. The third incident involved a Dodge truck stolen from a locked compound in Eckville. The vehicle was in the compound for mechanical work when it was stolen. The fence to the compound was cut and the vehicle was driven out of the area. The vehicle was later recovered in Drayton Valley.

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Educational tools like Floyd important in engaging patients by Kerri Robins Special to Sylvan Lake News

The good folks in the physiotherapy department at Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre, don’t mind “Floyd” hanging around. In fact, they’re quite used to him — he’s very quiet, but keeps a watchful ‘eye socket’ over the department. Floyd is an artificial articulated skeleton — meaning the head, neck, torso and limbs are connected in a way that allows movement between different body parts in order to demonstrate how they work. Suffering from sports-related injuries and arthritis in her back and neck, Carol McMillan was a patient at the health centre physiotherapy department for about two years and wanted to “pay forward” on the great treatment she received. “The physical therapists and staff made my visits and treatment successful,” said McMillan. “They explained my treatments thoroughly and it just felt right donating funds to David Thompson Health Trust for the purchase of the skeleton for education.” And therapists have found Floyd is a valuable educational tool. “We use the skeleton a lot and it really helps our clients understand their treatment program and set realistic, achievable goals for their recovery,” said Bev Loven, physical therapist at the health centre. An excellent visual, Floyd helps clients see how the body works and how their injuries affect them. On Floyd’s left side, markings show where muscles are attached and his right shoulder, hip and knee

“Floyd” is the skeleton affectionately named by the physiotherapy staff at Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre. “Riding” a stationary bike used by patients for rehabilitative physiotherapy, Floyd is a valuable educational resource, helping patients learn how various parts of the body are connected and better understand their type of injury. BEV LOVEN

demonstrate the inner workings of tendons, ligaments and menisci (cartilage disks in some areas of the body that act as cushions between the ends

Back by popular demand “The Poplar Grove Ladies Club” by Sharon Lightbown Special to Sylvan Lake News

that “sometimes all it takes is a change in perspective to preserve a cultural tradition”. The story is written with a comedic flair with many elements that we can all relate to and it will end with a good old-fashioned Christmas Pageant. It was enjoyed by all who attended regardless of gender or age. One lady said, “I really had my doubts about this production when I bought my ticket but it was excellent, way beyond what I ever imagined”. Once again the broader community will be involved in production and development of the play. By using local assets and diversity, Dickson Store Museum will once again demonstrate a commitment to being a pivotal element in the community. For more information call the museum at 403728-3355

“The Poplar Grove Ladies Club” is again going to be performed as a major fundraiser for Dickson Store Museum Society after last year’s successful debut. After the performance, the museum received requests to do the play again. At the annual meeting in February, society membership voted to proceed with two more performances. They will include a dinner theatre the evening of Friday, Nov. 29 and a dessert theatre Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30 at Spruce View Hall. The theme of the play is traditions and the decline of service clubs. It is also about a community working together and respecting one another. Written by written by local playwright Laurie Hodges Humble, “The Poplar Grove Ladies Club” could be any club in any comHAVE YOU CONSIDERED FAMILY DAY HOME AS A CAREER? munity. Volunteer Be a stay at home parent! Earn a great income! organizations all around us are strugRazzle Dazzle Family Day homes in Sylvan Lake, Rimbey gling to find enough and Kids Konnection Family Day homes in Blackfalds are help to do the projects currently looking for that such clubs have traditionally done. A short synopsis by the playwright states Set your own schedule!

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“It’s nice to see our donations at of bones that meet joints — for example, knees). work,” said Fortner. Floyd doesn’t “work” alone. “Educational tools like Floyd are Across the room from him sits a important in helping engage patients physiotherapy bike also used in rehain their rehabilitation and the bike is bilitation. A stationary bike that self-charges invaluable in patients’ recovery prothrough pedalling, it’s used in a vari- grams.” Kerri Robins is a senior communiety of treatments to aid the recovery process. While the bike is not used in cations advisor, Foundation Relations, every case, it’s instrumental in help- Alberta Health Services. ing patients heal. Clients recovering from injuries such as fractures, knee and back surgeries, or hip replacements, benefit from the bike through strength-training and regaining range of motion. Many patients start Sylvan Lake Scouts off just rocking the pedals back forth to gain mobility and work up to full revolutions. Like Floyd, the physiotherapy bike was donated to David Thursday, August 22, 7:30 pm Thompson Health Sylvan Lake Multiplex Mezzanine Trust. Corrie Fortner, executive director for Contact Michelle O’Connor the health trust, is at 403-748-3934 pleased with the donations and the benefits – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts – Floyd and the bike provide.


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Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 12:00 (noon) in the new Municipal Government Building Agenda Item: Ryder’s Ridge Phase 5D Subdivision Application

DEVELOPMENT PERMITS TAKE NOTICE THAT on August 6, 2013 the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): Darrell & Kim Cook for a garage suite requiring a relaxation in overall area on Lot 3, Block 3, Plan 8037AO (5012 35 Street) Doug Carson & Patricia Fulton for a secondary suite requiring a relaxation to permit a separate front entrance on Lot 32, Block 2, Plan 772-1521 (9 Garden Court) AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT on or before August 12, 2013 the Development OfÂżcer for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): RYDERS RIDGE Sylvan Lake Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling with deck on Lot 14, Block 8, Plan 122-2463 (20 RichÂżeld Crescent) Falcon Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling on Lot 11, Block 8, Plan 122-2463 (14 RichÂżeld Crescent) Falcon Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling with attached garage on Lot 18, Block 10, Plan 132-______ (___ Reynolds Road) LAKEWAY LANDING Jason Arnusch for a secondary suite on Lot 12, Block 7, Plan 032-4657 (91 Lodge Place) CRESTVIEW Falcon Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage & deck on Lot 89, Block 2, Plan 132.3103 (1 Cole Way) BEACON HILL Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage, deck & basement development on Lot 12, Block 13, Plan 122-4336 (13 Bowman Circle) WILLOW SPRINGS Scott Dickson for a deck on Lot 37, Block 1, Plan 032-4867 (114 Wilkinson Circle) Craig Pelletier for a detached garage on Lot 25, Block 2, Plan 052-4468 (60 Wilkinson Circle) HEWLETT PARK Riad Sheronick for a Home Occupation Type ‘A’ – General Contractor on Lot 41, Block 6, Plan 032-6179 (5 Holbrook Place) Jeff Reiser for a deck on Lot 43, Block 11, Plan 032-6179 (4 Hansen Close) MARINA BAY Brent & Penny Johner for a deck on Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 942-0590 (300 Marina Bay Place) STREETS All Season Decking Ltd. for a deck on Lot 7, Block 4, Plan 8037AO (5028 36 Street) All Season Decking Ltd. for a deck on Lot 29, Block 6, Plan 912-3115 (4614 48A Avenue Close) Gilmar for a demolition (house & shed) on Lot 3, Block 4, Plan 2643AS (5007 44 Street) Dean Swarbrick for a Home Occupation Type ‘A’ – Mobile Auto Detailing on Lot 42, Block 4, Plan 762-1445 (69 Sylvan Drive) Darrell Shuell for a demolition (manufactured home & shed) on Lot 103, Block 7, Plan 3341ET (3, 4516 48 Avenue) INDUSTRIAL PARK Perry Curruthers for a fascia sign (Happy Bumz ~ Happy Mumz) on Lot 6, Block 5, Plan 052-0405 (2, 21 Beju Industrial Drive) Nancy Howard for an awning sign (D-Tails Canine Center Ltd.) on Lot 1, Block 6, Plan 922-1942 (2, 2 Erickson Crescent)

INVITATION TO TENDER 6000 Garbage receptacles (for automated collection) The Town of Sylvan Lake Public Works Department is accepting sealed tenders for the provision of 6000 garbage receptacles. The closing date for this tender opportunity is Monday, August 19 at 10 A.M. These receptacles are specialized for use with an automated garbage collection vehicle, each with a capacity of approximately 240 litres. Tender packages are available at the Public Works building, located at 1 Industrial Drive, until the tender closing. Information is available by contacting Mr. John Watson, Public Works Manager at 403-887-2800.

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The Town of Sylvan Lake will commence operations at the NEW Municipal Government Building, located at:

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While we expect little disruption to service as a result of the move, we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during the transition!


50 Street, between Lakeshore Drive and 50 Avenue, will be closed for the Farmers Market on Friday, August 16 from 7 A.M. until 9 P.M. Please watch for pedestrians, parking restriction signage, and detour route signage. Thank you for your cooperation.

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 15th day of August, 2013. Development OfÂżcer, Town of Sylvan Lake

Tourism Strategy OPEN HOUSE The Draft Town of Sylvan Lake Tourism Strategy: 2013-2018 will be open for community discussion at an open house in the Family & Community Centre meeting room from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 5th, 2013. Community volunteers have been working on the draft plan since May of this year, discussing community tourism issues and opportunities, setting priorities and identifying strategies for success. Steering Committee members will be on hand to talk with interested community stakeholders about the draft plan, the planning process, and the next steps in moving Sylvan Lake forward to realize the priorities of the draft Plan. Come and learn about what your fellow citizens think are tourism priorities for Sylvan Lake. Talk with Town staff, Committee members, participants in the plan and the consultants. Hear about progress to date on a number of strategies. Provide your views on the suggested priorities, and add your input to the Plan. Following the open house on September 5th, the Draft Town of Sylvan Lake Tourism Strategy 2013-2018 will be presented to Council on Monday, September 23rd, 2013.

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Red Deer County on board with lake access study by Stuart Fullarton Sylvan Lake News

Red Deer County councillors unanimously agreed to participate in a Regional Collaboration Grant application to fund a study considering the implications of the construction of a formal boat launch at Range Road 2-1 at Sylvan Lake. They adopted the resolution during their regular meeting Aug. 6.

Administration will now forward notice of the resolution to Lacombe County, which is acting as the host authority in applying for the grant. Sylvan Lake Access Committee, made up of representatives from municipalities surrounding Sylvan Lake, met at the Lacombe County office July 4 to discuss the issue of lake access at Range Road 2-1. Through the meeting, it was determined that

a study would be necessary to evaluate the potential for the site to be used as a boat launch. The study will also consider management of lake access at other points around the lake, and address the issue of lake access in the future. Lacombe County will proceed with the application for the grant once each of the lake’s surrounding municipalities has agreed to participate. Reactions varied widely to Red Deer County’s

proposal earlier this year to close the road at Range Road 2-1 due to concerns of the site’s “misuse and abuse�. “Council was trying to find a solution to that road, because there’s concern that you can drive right into the lake,� said Red Deer County legislative services manager Nancy Lougheed. “We were looking to close it to vehicle traffic so that just foot access would be provided, and that’s done by way of road closure.�

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING PROPOSED BYLAW NO. 1623/2013 Being a Bylaw to amend the South Area Structure Plan No. 1426/2007. WHEREAS it is deemed necessary and expedient to amend the South Area Structure Plan Bylaw No. 1426/2007 in the manner hereinafter appearing: NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Town of Sylvan Lake, in the Province of Alberta, duly assembled and under the powers conferred upon it by the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26, and amendments there to, enacts as follows: THAT the South Area Structure Plan is amended by changing the land uses identi¿ed on Map 3 – Land Use Concept for the land within the SE 29 38-1-W5M to the land uses shown on the attached Schedule A. A Public Hearing regarding the proposed Bylaw will be held on Monday, August 26th , 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Of¿ce at 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, Alberta. All persons in favour or opposed to the Bylaw will have the opportunity to be heard. If you are unable to attend personally, written submissions must be submitted to the Municipal Of¿ce no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing. If you submit comments on this bylaw, either orally or in writing, the information you provide may be recorded in the minutes of the Public Hearing, or otherwise made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A copy of the proposed Bylaw and any related documents can be seen during regular of¿ce hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town Of¿ce. The style of the hearing will be informal and persons wishing to speak will be requested to state their name and address for the record upon being recognized by the Chairperson. Date of ¿rst publication of this notice: August 8th, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News. Date of second publication of this notice: August 15th, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News.



Being a Bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 1555/2010.

Being a Bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 1555/2010.

WHEREAS it is deemed necessary and expedient to amend Bylaw No. 1555/2010 in the manner hereinafter appearing:

WHEREAS it is deemed necessary and expedient to amend Bylaw No. 1555/2010 in the manner hereinafter appearing:

NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Town of Sylvan Lake, in the Province of Alberta, duly assembled and under the powers conferred upon it by the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26, and amendments there to, enacts as follows:

NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Town of Sylvan Lake, in the Province of Alberta, duly assembled and under the powers conferred upon it by the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26, and amendments there to, enacts as follows:

THAT Part 12, being the Land Use District Map of the Land Use Bylaw, be amended as shown on the sketch that is attached to and forms part of this bylaw, by redesignating the property highlighted: FROM:

Urban Reserve District (UR)


Medium Lot Residential District (R1A) High Density Residential District (R3) Narrow Lot General Residential District (R5) Narrow Lot Duplex Residential District (R5A) Neighbourhood Convenience Commercial District (CN) Public Facility District (PF)

A Public Hearing regarding the proposed Bylaw will be held on Monday, August 26th , 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Government Building at 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, Alberta. All persons in favour or opposed to the Bylaw will have the opportunity to be heard. If you are unable to attend personally, written submissions must be submitted to the Municipal OfÂżce no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing. If you submit comments on this bylaw, either orally or in writing, the information you provide may be recorded in the minutes of the Public Hearing, or otherwise made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A copy of the proposed Bylaw and any related documents can be seen during regular ofÂżce hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town OfÂżce. The style of the hearing will be informal and persons wishing to speak will be requested to state their name and address for the record upon being recognized by the Chairperson. Date of Âżrst publication of this notice: August 8th, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News. Date of second publication of this notice: August 15th, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News.

THAT Part 12, being the Land Use District Map of the Land Use Bylaw, be amended as shown on the sketch that is attached to and forms part of this bylaw, by redesignating the property highlighted: FROM: Neighbourhood Shopping Center (CNS) TO: Public Facility District (PF) A Public Hearing regarding the proposed Bylaw will be held on Monday, August 26th , 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town OfÂżce at 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, Alberta. All persons in favour or opposed to the Bylaw will have the opportunity to be heard. If you are unable to attend personally, written submissions must be submitted to the Municipal OfÂżce no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing. If you submit comments on this bylaw, either orally or in writing, the information you provide may be recorded in the minutes of the Public Hearing, or otherwise made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A copy of the proposed Bylaw and any related documents can be seen during regular ofÂżce hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town OfÂżce. The style of the hearing will be informal and persons wishing to speak will be requested to state their name and address for the record upon being recognized by the Chairperson. Date of Âżrst publication of this notice: August 8th, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News. Date of second publication of this notice: August 15th, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News. Town of



















































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SHAKE THE LAKE A SUCCESS AT NEW DOWNTOWN LOCATION spectators, for the music. “We weren’t sure how BMX was going to fare on its own, but it was great. There were times when the stands were just about full, which means we’ve got around 1,000 people in the room.” Co-operation from local businesses near the festival site was key to the success, said McIntyre. As were the many volunteers who dedicated their time, skills and effort to ensuring things ran smoothly. “Quality people produce quality work, and we can credit the success of the festival to the people who are volunteering to make it happen,” he said. “As far as volunteers go, they’re passionate about it, and I think that really reflects in their work. “We’ve got some really key people in some really key places.” McIntyre also spoke of his delight at being able to work with members of his family, who he said have made “many sacrifices” in ensuring the festival’s success over the years. One of the nice things about the festival’s new location, he added, was its ability to reach people beyond the Continued one page 14

by Stuart Fullarton Sylvan Lake News

With about 8,000 people attending the sixth annual Shake the Lake over the weekend, festival co-ordinator Sean McIntyre is branding the event a major success once again. “I think we found our perfect location,” he said, referring to the festival’s new site at the corner of 50th Street and Lakeshore Drive. “We loved it down there, and having the music basically fill the beach as well as where we were was pretty special.” Eleven musical acts from across Canada performed on the festival’s stage Friday night and Saturday. A skateboarding competition also took place at that site, before the festival moved exclusively to the multiplex Sunday for a BMX competition. The format was new for the festival, and McIntyre is pleased to have seen so many people taking in events over all three days. “The site down there was really nice for us,” he said. “Because it was already fenced, that helped us out a lot, and the grass was great for the

Hey Ocean! of Vancouver, B.C. delighted a largely mixed crowd with their music. More Shake the Lake pictures on page 11 and 14. STUART FULLARTON

“Our passion is His presence, Our commitment is His will, Our pursuit is His way.”

HONESTLY EXAMINE YOUR MOTIVES By David Berg Benalto Baptist Church

I was never really a rebellious kid, but I didn’t always think before I acted. Like the time we were vacationing on Salt Spring Island and had gone to a small lake to swim and cool off. My family had one pair of Áippers that all Àve kids were taking turns using. When it was my turn I started swimming around, fascinated by how much stronger I could swim with the Áippers. I noticed on the far side of the lake, I don’t think it was more than 150-200 yards away, a small Áoating dock. I thought to myself, “hey, I bet I could swim across this lake.” My cousins were with us and so with the Àve of them and Àve of us there was a lot of splashing and chaos, so it wasn’t a lack of attention on my parents part, but you can imagine my folk’s reaction when they realized I was more than half way to the other side. I certainly didn’t need to imagine what their reaction might be. When they managed to get my attention I was told in no uncertain terms I was to get to the dock and stay there till Dad walked around the lake to get me.

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On the walk back Dad justiÀably suggested I had used this as a means of extending my turn with the Áippers, but I honestly had no intentionally devious motives, I simply had never swum across a lake before and wanted to see if I could do it. However, I had pursued what I wanted without any consideration for anyone else, particularly my parents. That’s a natural inclination for most of us, including the way we relate to God. How often do we set our plans and make our decisions based on our own assessment of what we want to see, or think should happen in our lives. But we need to learn how to acknowledge the sovereignty of God in our lives, even in the small, daily, mundane things. One of the things that has helped me to live this way more consistently is to honestly examine my motives. Is the particular decision or course of action coming from a desire for self-fulÀlment or from a desire for Jesus? But let me caution you, I’ve found I need to be ruthless in assessing my motives. Like swimming across the lake, it’s easy to rationalize and justify, and wrap it all up in noble sounding motives, but really I just wanted to do my own thing. 4308 - 50 Avenue 403-887-1401

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Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. 4:00 pm Services Last Sunday of each month. Pastor Fred Albert 403-391-8773 “Experience the unconditional love of God in Jesus Christ.” (John 3:16) SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 a.m.

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STEFFIE WOIMA SCHOOL - 4720 - 45 AVE. Worship Service 11:00 am

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Mass Times Parish Priest: Saturday Evening: Email: Sylvan Lake 5:00 p.m. Sunday Morning: 5033-47a Avenue Sylvan Lake 11:00 a.m. (Last Sunday of each Administration Office: month 9:00 a.m.) Sylvan Lake 403-887-2398 Rimbey 9:00 a.m. Rimbey 403-843-2126 Weekday mass Emergency Cell: 403-963-0954 Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00am

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Cleaning up at the multiplex after another successful Shake the Lake festival were Edward McIntyre, sponsor and marketing co-ordinator; Shawn Lee, parkitect; Kyle Wachter, parkitect; Jonathan Strome, music co-ordinator; and Sean McIntyre, festival coordinator.

Skateboarders attempted some of their best tricks as they took part in an on-site skateboarding competition Saturday. Left, The Lake Jam skateboarding competition was just another of the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events that attracted a large audience Saturday afternoon.

Right, From Love to Forfeit was one of several bands that performed Saturday afternoon. STUART FULLARTON PHOTOS


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Three calls on Saturday Following are calls water rescue, Sylvan Fire responded to by Sylvan Lake. Response Lake’s volunteer fireSaturday, August 10 Special to fighters, during the Sylvan Lake News - 3:43 p.m. - motor week ending August 11, vehicle collision, as supplied by Deputy Highway 11 and 20. Fire Chief Steve Scanland. Saturday, August 10 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 6 - 8:46 a.m. gas leak, carbon monoxide, 50th medical assistance, 45th Avenue. Street. Friday, August 9 - 3:19 a.m. Sunday, August 11 - 11:36 p.m. truck fire, 48th Street. Saturday, August 10 - 1:36 p.m. - investigation, Meadowview Close.

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Extinguished - Sylvan Lake firefighters were called out about 3:20 a.m. last Friday to a truck on fire beside a house in the 4700 block of 47th Street. They quickly extinguished the blaze in the truck which was parked in a driveway. No injuries were reported. Heat melted siding of homes on both sides of the driveway but there was no structural damage, according to Deputy Fire Chief Steve Scanland. Cause of the fire is undetermined. STEVE DILLS

“Medical distress” linked to death of man pulled from water by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

A 42 year old Red Deer man died after “going into medical distress” while swimming near a boat in Sylvan Lake Saturday afternoon. Sylvan Lake firefighters were initially called for a water rescue about 1:30 p.m. but witnesses who noticed the man slip below the surface were able to pull him from the water and perform CPR while bringing him to the landfill pier where first responders from the fire department, Associated Ambulance and RCMP were waiting. The man was transported by ambulance to Red Deer Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead, reported RCMP Cpl. Mike Purse. A cause of death is not known at this time, but the death is not considered suspicious, he indicated.

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- Sylvan Lake firefighters were called to a house fire at 85 Rozier Close just after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Damage was limited to the exterior of the house, near the front door, reported Deputy Fire Chief Steve Scanland. There was no one home at the time. At press time, late Tuesday, cause of the fire was still undetermined and under investigation. STEVE DILLS


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Skateboarders made use of the occasion to show off some of their finest tricks. Continued from page 10 fence and on the beach. While about 8,000 people are estimated to have attended the festival, he feels there were thousands more on the beach who also enjoyed its music. “We had some of our staff circulating the beach area, and people were loving it just as much down there as they were up at the festival,” he said. “More people were enjoy-

ing it than we even knew about.” McIntyre admitted that not everyone in Sylvan Lake likes the noise created by the festival. He feels the new location, however, limited the impact of noise on residential areas. “I think that that lot down there was very suitable for what we want to do,” he said. “That’s not to say that people couldn’t hear the music in their

Stars From Streetlights were one of several bands that opened the festival Friday night. STUART FULLARTON PHOTOS

houses, but we were in a more commercial area.” The wide variety of different types of people who attended Shake the Lake fulfilled the festival’s vision of having something for everyone, he added. Musicians who performed at the festival also varied in sound, style and genre. For Edmonton’s From Love to Forfeit, it was the second time per-


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forming at the festival, having first played in 2010. Vocalist Ash Militsala welcomed the opportunity to return to the outdoor family-friendly festival. “We’re pop music, we love to make people smile and just have a good time, so this kind of setting we fit in really well,” he said. “I love doing shows outside, and I love the whole summer vibe. I’m totally for that.”

For McIntyre and his group of volunteers, rest following the festival’s completion will be short lived. Planning for Shake the Lake 2014 is already underway, and the event, as usual, will be “bigger and better,” he said. “We don’t know what that looks like yet, but we’re working on something. We’re really glad to have found a suitable location for the festival.”

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Swedish visitors enlightened Rotarians as part of friendship exchange by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

Members of the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake learned lots about Sweden when they hosted a Rotary Friendship Exchange tour from the Scandinavian country last week. The contingent of eight people visited a club in Canmore, touring that area, before coming to Sylvan Lake. From here they went to Calgary and then Lethbridge. Sylvan Lake Rotarians billeted the group and showed them around Central Alberta, exploring some places even they hadn’t visited before. The itinerary included lunch at Cronquist House in Red Deer last Wednesday, a tour of Sylvan Star Cheese, a cruise on the lake by Sylvan Cruises, a tour of a training oil drilling rig at Nabors Production Services, a tour and lunch at Leedale Hutterite Colony, lunch with Rotarians at noon last Friday, followed by a walking tour of the downtown area guided by historian Michael Dawe and a farewell dinner at Hockey Central’s Sports Bar & Grill last Friday evening. The follow-

ing day the group departed for Calgary. At Friday’s Rotary meeting, Marley Westerburgen, of HalleforsGrythyttan, narrated a powerpoint presentation, Getting to Know Sweden. Their Rotary district, #2340, encompasses 54 clubs in an area 100 kilometres from Stockholm west to the Norwegian border. “Sweden is very much like Canada, just higher (in latitude) than Canada,” she said. It’s the third largest country in Europe, spanning 1,500 kilometres north to south and 500 kilometres west to east. Interestingly, Westerburgen said, it’s tranformed itself from an agrarian economy to a sophisticated industrial nation. All education up to university is free. Everything for children is free, buses, meals. Medical and dental care is free to 16 years of age. “Our social services are really well developed,” she said. “It’s often called the world’s most generous social welfare system.” Sweden is rich in reserves of iron ore, timber and has plentiful hydroelectric power. Forestry, telecoms, automotive

Several Swedish visitors stopped to look at a memorial cairn at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and 46th Street which briefly details history of Sylvan Lake’s dance halls and the origin of jitney dances.

Cakes designed to look like Canadian flags were prominent during the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake’s meeting last Friday when they hosted dignitaries and guests from Sweden who were on a Rotary Friendship Exchange. Joining Rotarians for their meeting were Mayor Susan Samson, Jean-Pierre Grosvenier, Ingrid Grosvenier, Erik Berger, Marly Westerburgen, Karin Walegren, Sylvan Lake RCMP Cst. Mike Arnason, Kjell Walegren, Maj Sandberg, Boo Ostling and MLA Kerry Towle. Hosts for the Swedish guests and pharmaceutical industries lunch Friday were dignitaries thrive. “We’re among the world’s MLA Kerry Towle, Mayor Susan while in Sylvan Lake were Victor 15 richest countries in terms of Samson and RCMP Cst. Mike and Thelma Maris, Nadine GDP (gross domestic product).” Arnason in his red serge uni- Coyne and Dale and Bonnie Each of the travellers talked form. He was much appreciated Ganske. This group was also about the communities they by the guests who posed for instrumental in planning the itinerary. came from and showed pictures pictures with him. of their residences and scenery in their areas. Boo Ostling encouraged Sylvan Lake Rotarians to get involved in Rotary Friendship Exchanges. “They open our eyes to the world. One thing that Rotary does is open the hand of OUR DOOR TO YOURS – friendship to those MOBILE GLASS SERVICE around the world.” Eckville: 403-746-2975 Joining Rotarians at Sylvan Lake: 403-887-6661


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Public hearing set for next phase of Crestview subdivision by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

During their regular meeting July 22, Sylvan Lake councillors: • passed first reading of a bylaw required to redesignate the future fire hall site from commercial land to public/institutional land, and set August 26 as the date for a public hearing on the matter. • passed first reading of a bylaw to create a variety of designations for land in the Crestview subdivision. Through the bylaw, lots will be zoned for medium lot residential, high density resi-

dential, narrow lot general residential, narrow lot duplex residential, neighbourhood convenience commercial and public facility uses. A public hearing on the bylaw was set for August 26. Councillors also accepted the Crestview Outline Plan for information. The plan indicates a switch in phases two and three of the subdivision so that the second phase of development would take place just east of 50th Street rather than on the extreme east side of the quarter section. The plan will be presented to council for acceptance after the public hearing. • appointed Reuben Mulholland,

Andy Roy, Jarvis Gamroth and Dave Kyllo as bylaw enforcement officers for the town under provisions of the Town of Sylvan Lake Bylaw Enforcement Officers Bylaw. Nick Reijnen was appointed as chief bylaw enforcement officer. They have the power to enforce traffic, community standards, transportation of dangerous goods and heavy vehicles, dog, cat, election sign, land use, drinking establishment licensing, smoke free and fire protection bylaws. • appointed Jim deBoon, Denai deBoon and Rebekah Bauer as bylaw enforcement officers to enforce dog

and cat bylaws under provisions of the same bylaw. • appointed Reuben Mulholland, Andy Roy, Shelby Reid and Art Preachuk as 2013 municipal weed inspectors for the town. The appointments are necessary for compliance to the Alberta Weed Control Act, wrote Reijnen, manager of municipal enforcement, in his report to council. • accepted the Communication Strategy Project Plan update for information. The project indicates how the town will “implement key components of the Sylvan Lake Corporate Communications Strategy”, according to the document prepared by Joanne

Gaudet. Various activities will require budget consideration in the 2014 budget discussion process, the report stated. • heard from Betty Osmond, the town’s chief administrative officer, that Canada Day fireworks have been rescheduled to September 1st at the pier “as a Farewell to Summer”. In a wide ranging report she also reported Highway 11 and 20 turn lanes have been opened, new lane markings are painted. The move into the new town hall is planned for August 16 with the building open to the public on August 19.


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- While Frank Sigurdson watched, a smiling Taylor Krause, 10, turned the handle on an old cream separating machine during Cream Day at Historic Markerville Creamery Sunday. Also helping at the display was Jerry Johannson. Tours of the museum were available for those interested in going back in time to see how things were done years ago.


All aboard - The Markerville Express, cream can train was used to provide rides for delighted youngsters during Cream Day at Historic Markerville Creamery activities Sunday. The kids zone included face painting, and games such as a ping pong toss, balloon darts, wheel spin and tombola childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fish pond. STEVE DILLS PHOTOS

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Stars left Buccs dazed in semi-final by Brian Vossen Lacombe Express

It’s a tough pill to swallow. After their best season ever, Central Alberta Buccaneers’ hopes for an Alberta Football League championship title came to a grinding halt when they lost 15-3 to St. Albert Stars on Sunday. Head Coach Duane Brown said the Buccs weakness in this game was one they have struggled with all season. “Our Achilles’ heel was the same Achilles’ heel we have had all year — our inconsistent offense,” said Brown. “We couldn’t get any movement and when we did we turned around and shot ourselves in the foot with a turnover, with a fumble, or with a penalty.” Brown’s comments pretty much sum up how the game went. While the Buccs were ahead in the first half, they failed to gain any momentum and ended the half only three points ahead of the scoreless Stars. Whenever the Buccs got their hands on the ball in the second half, they began a slow and steady march up the field towards the end zone, but each time they got close, some kind of mistake turned the tides against them. It was those mistakes that ultimately cost the Buccaneers the game and their shot at an Alberta Football League championship, said Brown. He said that the Buccs should have built of the lead they had at the end of the first half. Unfortunately things don’t always work out the way you want. “The first we were in the lead, the second half we should have dominated,” said Brown. “They took it to us in the second half. Hats off to them, they played a hell of a game.”

There were no surprises from the Stars on Sunday, said Brown, they just came out and played hard. “They did absolutely nothing different than what we expected them to do,” said Brown. He added that the difference was the Stars’ execution. While the Stars were following their game plan, errors on the Buccs part ended up costing them yards and thereby points as well. “When you have guys make silly mistakes, it costs them,” said Brown. While the Buccs defensive line was solid as always, they can’t stop every single play they face. Any team can capitalize on a lucky break and Brown said that is exactly what happened on the Stars scoring plays. “Like it was all season long, our defense was the heart and soul of this team today,” said Brown. “Our inconsistent offence was the backbreaker.” Not only did the Buccs play a spectacular defensive game, the Stars also stepped up their defensive performance since the last time they visited Lacombe. Brown said that the combination of an inconsistent Stars contributed greatly to the Buccanneers loss. “It was just one of those days where the head didn’t follow the heart,” said Brown. Looking forward to next season, Brown said he foresees a lot of turnover within the team. He said it is unfortunate the team will be losing some of its veterans, but the team is aging and many players who have been playing for a decade or more can’t play forever. Brown added that there was also some great new talent that rose from within the Buccs’ ranks this season. He said he is confident that they can continue to build a solid team around younger players that have shown great promise this season.

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Thank you to all the attendees, volunteers, donors and sponsors of the 5th Annual Stacy Regier Memorial Golf Tournament! It’s because of your kindness that we again had a successful year. This year we raised $25,000 which put the total to $140,000. Proceeds have been donated to the Calgary Health Trust in support of the ICU at the Calgary Foothills Hospital. Funds have gone towards the purchase of important life saving equipment. With support from people like you we are keeping Stacy’s memory alive. Thank you... • Evergreen Land Use • Marvel Down • PR Flooring • Amanda Bird • Peter & Cindy Regier • Breeze Bookkeeping • St. Marie Construction Services • Al Zenert Century 21 West Country • Sylvan Agencies • Napa Auto Parts • L.H.S. Lions Hot Shot Inc. • Print Wizards & Design Ltd. • Lake Side Insurance • Hilti • Canada West Land Services Ltd. • Alpac • Stich N Time Custom Embroidery Ltd. • Gen X Machining

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Central Alberta Buccaneer Matt Merkley faced a pile of St. Albert Stars players as he tried to start a run to the end zone during Sunday’s Alberta Football League semi-final. The Buccs finished their season with a 15-3 loss. Merkley is one of several former H. J. Cody Lakers of the roster of the Buccaneers this season. BRIAN VOSSEN

Elliott captured medals in senior games competition by Treena Mielke Rimbey Review

There is no age limit on the thrill of competition, the excitement of winning and the golden opportunity of making strangers into friends. Just ask Allen Elliott, an 80-something volunteer handibus driver in Rimbey. Elliott recently returned from the 55 Plus 2013 Summer Games sporting a gold medal in shot put, silver medals in javelin and discus and a bronze in 100 metre. Elliott looks years younger than his chronological age and is as proud as punch about his medal wins. However, he stressed, winning isn’t everything. “Participating — that’s what it’s about. If you’re there and you’re participating, that’s the main thing. Anytime you’re active, especially if you’re a senior, that’s a good thing.” Elliott did not let his artificial knees keep him from competing in the 100 metre run. “I took off in the race and I noticed there were only two people ahead of me. I decided then that I’d better start taking the race more seriously,” he said with a smile. A knee replacement certainly didn’t keep Elliott out of the race, nor does his age keep him from staying active and helping others. As well as being a volunteer driver for the Rimbey Handi Van, Elliott helps operate Serenity Pet Shelter on his farm located south of Rimbey. (He received a Helping Hands award at Sylvan Lake’s Volunteer Impact Gala in April for his work with Serenity Pet Shelter Society.) “We live in a wonderful world and we need to be the best we can possibly be,” he said. Elliott began attending the senior games in 1998. At that time he lived near Sylvan Lake and was on a slo-pitch team made up of players in the Bentley area. However, the team quit entering the senior games when they reached the over 70-age

Allen Elliott recently returned from the 55 plus 2013 Summer Games sporting a gold medal in shot put, silver medals in javelin and discus, and a bronze in the 100-metre run. TREENA MIELKE

category. Elliott, however, continued to enter, competing in other track and field events. Over the years, he has usually brought home a collection of medals, but insists the Games are about so much more than winning. “The camaraderie; that’s number one,” he said. “You meet some wonderful people there. And the whole program at the Games is just wonderful.” Elliott is hopeful two of his daughters whom he says are athletic will eventually attend the senior games with him. “We’ll see. I’m going to work on it. It’s a dream that I would like to see happen.” The Alberta 55 Plus Games held in Barrhead and Westlock from July 25 to 28, included more than 1,000 participants and 800 volunteers. The Games provide a venue for Albertans 55 years of age and older to pursue greater levels of physical, social, intellectual and creative achievement through friendly competition and participation.

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Community Support Worker Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades GED classes days/ evening Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 BLAIRMORE SOBEYS full-time Baker, full-time Grocery Manager. Wages negotiable. Benefits available. Fax resume to Ken 403-562-8985.


We invite those meeting the above Drivers qualiĂ&#x201E;cations to submit their cover letter and resumĂŠ prior to August 19, 2013 to:

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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

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Employment Training


EQUINE THERAPY CLINICS. Weekends or year long programs. Learn: massage, nutrition, chiropractics, saddle fit, acupressure, herbs, essential oils and more. Contact: 780-897-7711 TELL it all! Tell it well! Make your ads sell for you by giving full description of goods or services offered. Include prices and terms. Phone 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly ad taker.



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Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors

403-887-3260 #103 Railside Plaza, 4505 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50 Avenue Sylvan Lake, Alberta



#6, 20A Sylvaire Close Hours: M-F 8-5

Class 3 Drivers license and all relevant OilďŹ eld Safety CertiďŹ cates required.

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

Domestic, Import & Diesel Repair



403-887-0440 1A Industrial Drive

Sungold Specialty Meats Ltd. Located in Innisfail Alberta is currently recruiting for the following positions:

â&#x20AC;˘ Labourers â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Meat Butchers/Cutters â&#x20AC;˘ We are looking for team players, willing and able to work in both slaughter and fabrication depts. Previous experience in the food industry, meat processing an asset but not necessary. We provide on the job training. Steady year round employment and job rotation. Competitive wages starting @ $14.25/hr with the potential to earn $19.50/hr plus performance related bonus potential. Full beneďŹ ts program including registered pension plan. For more information or to apply you can: Visit our website @ Fax: 403-227-1661 Attn: Ashley Ford HR Coordinator In person @ 4312-51 Street Innisfail, Alberta T4G-1A3 Email:

We would like to thank all those who apply; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Phone: 403-588-8163


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Chain Link Fences Wood Fences Decks Interior Framing Finish Work

ART LAKE 403-304-0727 (cell) 403-887-3760



CLEANING SERVICES Specializing in eaves trough cleaning, window cleaning & gentle washing of vinyl siding. Pricing packages available. Free quotes, senior discounts. 403-506-4822

Glass Shops




Len Campbell Owner/Operator 8 Cuendet Industrial Way, Sylvan Lake

Our Door to Yours! Mobile Glass Service

LANCEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 403-887-6661 Concrete Ltd. Sidewalks, driveways, shops, patios, garage pads commercial. Specialized in stamp concrete. Free Estimates 302-9126

Employment Training

HOW can you make your phone ring & make some quick cash? Place your ad here. . .

Property Clean Ups & Junk Removal


403-340-8666 Legal Services


CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540; www.

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Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serving central AB. 403-318-4346

NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

Personal Services


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


MĂ&#x2030;TIS YOUTH TRANSITION TO HIGHER 12345 LEARNING MĂŠtis youth between the ages of 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. Get the academic upgrading in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English necessary for admission into a full time post-secondary program in Engineering, Health Sciences or Environmental Sciences. Application Deadline: August 26, 2013. Call: 1-888-48-MĂ&#x2030;TIS (1-888-486-3847) online at:

Well Drilling




Well Drilling

Funded in part by the Government of Canada.


Well Drilling



Michele Rosenthal, Publisher

Suite 103, 5020 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50A Street Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1R2 Email: Fax: 403-887-2081

Additions & Renovations Fences & Decks Basement Development

Directly behind our old location



(Top Soil, Sand & Gravel)


Imports â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ SUV â&#x20AC;˘ Diesel Repairs


Â?Â?Â?Â?Â? 5CustomStar Landscaping & Design

To operate in central Alberta.

Please apply with resume to:


Business Services #1000 - #1430



FREIGHTLAND CARRIERS, a tri-axle air ride flatdeck carrier is looking for Owner/Operators to run Alberta only or 4 Western Provinces. Average gross $18 - 20,000/month. 1-800-917-9021





Tell them Danny Hooper sent you




Apply today at


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Personal Services

DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

Rental Equipment


• General Equipment Rental • STIHL Products Dealer #30 Industrial Drive 403-887-0012



COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 6TH Annual Red Deer Fall Finale. September 20 - 21, Westerner Park. Last year sold 77%. Only 100 spaces available. Consign today. 403-396-0304. Toll free 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102;

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.

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Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990





KELSEY’S RESTAURANT & Lounge Equipment & Leasehold Dispersal Auction. 1935 Gaetz Ave., Red Deer, Alberta. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. See www. or call 1-800-371-6963. 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.


Building Supplies


BUILDINGS FOR SALE. Two unclaimed buildings. Must be sold. One is 40x80x16. Great savings! Hurry, these won’t last! Go direct/save. Rocket Steel Canada. 1-877-218-2661. 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 BUILDING - Sizzling Summer Savings Event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44 $8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422;


Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds


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





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

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Acreages/ Farms

Pets & Supplies

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

780 440 4037 | SEACAN.COM


Condos/ Townhouses

An Acreage Actually Came Vacant! - Finally

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

Grain, Feed Hay

RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME & LEG CRAMPS? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years; Mon-Fri, 8-4 EST. 1-800-765-8660.


2-DAY ANTIQUE AUCTION. August 24 & 25, 11 a.m. Over 3000 items, furniture, tools, and collectibles. Meier Auctions at 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. To consign 780-440-1860

Building Supplies


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.

About 5 Km out of Sylvan Lake this Acreage boasts 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, some family rooms, Double attached garage, wood burning stove, large garden and so much more. A steal at $1995/month Keeping Horses here is an option, just ask for details. Call Marj at 403-358-0502 for more information. Hearthstone 403-314-0099

Large & Luxurious Single Family Dwelling This 4 bdrm, 3 bath house boasts a media room, heated triple attached garage, infloor heat, beautiful yard and so much more. This is the type of home you will be excited to show off. Call Marj at 403-358-0502 for the rest of the details. Hearthstone 403-314-0099

Houses/ Duplexes


SYLVAN LAKE 5 fully furnished rentals, including dishes, bedding, cable, utilities. Avail. Sept. 1, 2013 - June 15, 2014. Price range $1000 to $1500 per month. 403-880-0210.

3 BEDROOM Townhouse for $1225

This great home has a fenced yard, off-street parking, balcony and a stylish open concept. With 5 appliances and just a block from the school, this is the home you have been looking for. Call Marj at 403-358-0502 to see inside. Hearthstone 403-314-0099


Come and take a look at Sylvan Lakes Premiere Building. These 2 Bdrm. 2 Bath condos have stylish and modern colors and finishings. Underground Parking, 7 appliances and ensuite bathrooms that are larger than most bedrooms. Come fall in love with your new home. Call Marj at 403-358-0502 to take a look. Hearthstone 403-314-0099


PET SUPPLIES ONLINE! 1000’S of products to choose from. Take 15% off your order with coupon code: SALE15. Sale runs till the end of August; 1-855-839-0555


For Rent #3000 - #3200

SYLVAN LAKE: 1350 sq. ft. fully dev. open concept bsmt., 3 bdrms. + office, landscaped yard. $1900. + utils. Avail. immed. 403-318-7776


2 BEDROOM + DEN $1400 & 2 BEDROOM, $1325. + Gas & Elecrtic. Avail. Sept. 1. 403-341-9974


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

SYLVAN LAKE BUSINESS DIRECTORY Farmers, Inventors & Companies


I have just installed a new CNC Milling Machine and am able to make parts from scratch using cad-cam software to design your parts or inventions. Able to mill aluminum, plastics and steels etc.

If you choose us as your contractor we will:

Give me a trial!




Sylvan Lake

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Listen to your needs and concerns Provide high quality products Show attention to detail Carefully clean up, leaving your yard the way we found it • Provide you with the best warranty in the business We are manufacturer certified and have over 20 years experience. We work all seasons of the year.

Call Al for a free estimate:

• 30 Ton & 18 Ton Pickers • Bed & Winch Trucks • Rig Matting


403-588-6470 – SECOR CERTIFIED –


THIS COULD BE YOUR Top Quality Installations BUSINESS CARD Need something layed?

$37.00+GST per week

Based on a 12 week commitment. Does not include the $2.25 per week web surcharge



• Affordable Rates


Randy 403-877-4661 Have Kicker ... Will Travel

Personal Satisfaction Guaranteed

RVs • Trailers • Boats • Cars • Motorbikes • Quads/ATVs • Snowmobiles • Furniture/ Household Goods

403.843.7705 403 843 7705 Located corner of Hwy 771 and Parkland Beach Road, west side of Gull Lake


Shirts - From $3.50 Pants - From $7.60 Coveralls - From $11.00

Stuart Carde

Proud to offer Safe, Honest & Reliable Service!


•Eco Friendly •Drop Off/ Pick Up @ GTI






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Cottage/ Seasonal


Houses For Sale


A-FRAME COTTAGE FOR RENT - Sept-June. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, Furnished. No Pets, No Smoking. $900/mo + Utils. Email: sylvanlakecottages

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


Houses For Sale



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



Cottages/Resort Property

Money To Loan

CROSS COUNTRY HOMES. Check out our show homes that are ready for fall possession. Or custom build in only 8 weeks to match your own inspiration! Visit us in Acheson. 780-470-8000; www.

GRANDVIEW MODULAR HOMES now open in Red Deer & Airdrie! Showcasing high-end homes from Grandeur Housing and Palm Harbor Homes. Inquire about opening specials; www.; 1-855-347-0417; 7925B - 50 Ave., Red Deer.

ELINOR LAKE RESORT. 2.5 hours NE of Edmonton. Fully serviced lake lots for sale. Suitable for cabin/house, RV, or investment. Unserviced lots available for lease. 1-877-623-3990;

FAST AND EASY LOANS! Bad credit accepted! Get up to $25,000 on your vehicle, mobile home, land or equipment. 1st and 2nd mortgages; 1-877-787-1682.

FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA certified modular homes. Manufactured/mobile homes and park model homes. We ship throughout western Canada. Visit us online at or 1-877-976-3737.

LAST ONE! SRI 2012. 4 bedroom/2 bath. Tons of options. 20’ X 76’. New stock arriving - must go! Was $127,900. Delivered, blocked (100 miles). Blow out $117,900. 4 stainless appliances, etc. Call now! 1-877-341-4422;

HOMES, COTTAGES & MORE. RTMI - Ready to Move in. Call 1-888-733-1411; Red Tag Sale on now!

New 3 bdrm. home

in Sylvan Lake Move right into this popular Laebon floor plan 1,172 sq. ft. 4 stainless steel appliances, 2 baths Call Jennifer 403.392.6841


Manufactured Homes

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


Manufactured Homes

Businesses For Sale


The easy way to find a buyer for items you want to sell is with a Classified want ad. Phone 1-877-2233311

Mortgages Bought/Sold


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

4140 Financial #4400 - #4430 Investments ......................4410 Money Wanted ................4420 Money to Loan ................4430

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


Manufactured Homes

70 HOMES BUILT and ready for delivery. 20 different 1520 square foot models, packed with options. Priced from $129,900, delivered. Toll free 1-855-463-0084;


Money To Loan


DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 50% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; or toll free 1-877-556-3500. BBB rated A+. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Transportation #5000-5300 Automotive Services ........5010 Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 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

Holiday Trailers


2008 26.5`COUGAR trailer for sale. Fully loaded with solar panel and hard sides. Bought new in 2009 and used 13 times. Asking $17,500 obo. Please call Rick at 403-877-0259 or 403-782-9352 or email rkohut@



1990 Class A 34 ft. Pace Arrow Motor Home 3 solar panels, 5 awnings, 3 with metal covers. Sleeps 6, walk around queen bed. New steps, furnace and radiator. Built in generator. Very good condition, 2 owners. Asking $15,000 To view call 403-896-7052

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Estate of ROBERTA ANNE MELNYCHUK who died on March 6, 2013. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by August 30, 2013 with Lani L. Rouillard at 403.887.0656 and provide details of your claim.



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It’s simple to run a Garage Sale Ad in the Classified section and make quick cash. Phone Classifieds 1-877-223-3311.

new to town? Spacious 2 Bedroom


•Heat & Hot water included!

•5 appliances! •On–site management! •Elevator! •Window coverings! •Off street parking!

59 Hinshaw Dr. SYLVAN LAKE, AB


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FROM HOLIDAYS! Let’s make life clean again!

24pk Cans Reg. $46.29






Sale ends Aug. 29, 2013

Prices do nott include tax & deposit deposit. No rain checks or substitutions. No limits. While quantities last. 75 Hewlett Park Landing (Next to No Frills) • 403-887-8433



90 Hewlett Park Landing

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm 120 Hewlett Park Landing

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In need of a little retail therapy... Come in & try out our couches!

you can drink

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•Hot Tub Supplies •Water Coolers •Water Filters


Reverse Osmosis & Spring Water

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The Best Water In Town!


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Sylvan Lake


RE/MAX real estate central alberta Each office is independently owned and operated® Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results. ®

Canada Housing & Mortgage Corporation defines a balanced market as one where 30% of the home inventory sells each month. Average number of homes for sale in the Sylvan Lake Area* in July:

Sales to Listing Ratio:



Sylvan Lake Area is defined as the Town of Sylvan Lake and the Sylvan Lake Summer Villages.

Number of MLS Sales in the Sylvan Lake Area* in July:

Market Favours:



Sylvan Lake Area is defined as the Town of Sylvan Lake and the Sylvan Lake Summer Villages.

Least Active Price Range:

YTD Sales:



Most Active Price Range:

Most Expensive Home Sold in July:

$200,000 – $250,000


Robert Popilchak

Glen Goodall

Caroline Boivin






Lorne Therriault

Willard Morris

Carl Stepp

Sandi Hallgren

Alf Moore





Gord Steinbach

24 Hrs Ph: 403-887-2217 Fax: 403-887-3165 Toll Free: 1-877-373-6296 Office: #1, 4914 50 Ave. Sylvan y Lake

Sylvan Lake News, August 15, 2013  

August 15, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News