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4-H club received donation at ATB’s 75th BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS 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 Sylvan Lake & District Archives has relocated to the lower level of the Municipal Government Building at 5012 48th Avenue. New phone number is 403-8871185 x262. Email October is Canadian Library Month. To celebrate Sylvan Lake Library will be giving away two free library memberships and two free Sylvan Lake Film Society season passes. For more details call 403887-2130. to October 13 - Help support the food bank while decreasing your library fines. For every non-perishable food item you bring to Sylvan Lake Library they will waive $2 from existing fines to a maximum of $30. Friday, October 4 - Mayoralty debate from 7-9 pm organized by Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce at the community centre. Friday, October 4 - Much Music video family dance from 6:30-10 pm at École Steffie Woima Elementary School. The dance will be the kick-off to National Family Week. It’s hosted by Sylvan Lake Family & Community Support Services (FCSS), Youth Services in partnership with Sylvan Lake Parent Place and the Early Childhood Coalition. Admission. Concession available with refreshments and pizza donated by Sylvan Lake Boston Pizza. Saturday, October 5 - Monster Mash movie marathon at Sylvan Lake Library featuring Hocus Pocus, Casper and Halloweentown from 10 am to 3 pm. Free, drop-in. Saturday, October 5 - Pirate Day Celebration Mateys! at Sylvan Lake Library. Join us for adventures over the high seas. Dress and talk like a pirate for a chance to earn some pirate treasures. From 1-2 pm, free, registration required, limited enrolment. Saturday, October 5 - Sylvan’s Slick Speakers are hosting a table topics and humourist speech contest from 1-4 pm at Sylvan Lake Alliance Church. There will be other Toastmasters International clubs participating. Open to the public. Come and check it out. Sunday, October 6 - Sylvan Lake Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary breakfast at the Legion. 4916 50 Ave. 9 am to 1 pm. Everyone welcome. Tuesday, October 8 - Sylvan Lake Municipal Library’s mystery book club meets from 7-8 pm. Join us as we discuss A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. New members welcome. For info call 403887-2130. Wednesday, October 9 - Thanksgiving turkey lunch at noon at Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre. Call 403887-5428 by Oct. 6 to book a ticket. Friday, October 11 - Thanksgiving dinner at Sylvan Lake Legion at 6 pm catered by the Ladies’ Auxiliary. Everyone welcome. Admission. Meat draw to follow. Friday, October 11 - Forum for council candidates from 7-9 pm organized by Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce at the community centre. Sunday, October 13 - Crib tourney at Sylvan Lake Legion, open at 9:30 for registration, play begins 10:30. Includes lunch.

Tuesday, October 15 - Pancake breakfast at Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre from 8:30-10. Wednesday, October 16 - Are you interested in early childhood development? Would you like to make a difference? Sylvan Lake Childcare Society is looking accepting applications for new board members. Annual general meeting is at 7 pm at the centre, 4725 43rd St. Everyone invited. Or call Shannan at 403-887-8877. Saturday, October 19 - All aboard, dinner theatre, Benalto. Enjoy an evening of great fun, great food and great entertainment by Say It Ain’t So Theatre Group as they present “A Bench in the Sun” at Benalto Community Hall. Proceeds to Benalto Train Station. Supper 6 pm, theatre 8 pm. Tickets available at Benalto General Store (403-746-3775) or call Gloria Murphy 403-746-5494. Wednesday, October 30 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ bus to River Cree Casino, Edmonton. Leave 8:30 am. Phone Joan 403-887-7614.

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. 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. Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Overweight? Underweight? Obsessed with weight or dieting? You are not alone. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Everyone is welcome. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12 step recovery program. For info call Joan at 403-396-9371.

Weekly events Mondays - At Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre - Wii (9:30-11:30), walking group (10:30-11:30). Mondays - Practices for Sylvan Lake Sacred Massed Choir, 7-9 p.m. at École H. J. Cody High School, directed by Kerry Heisler. Love to sing? More info: Dolce Moir at 403-887-4037. Mondays - Toastmasters Sylvan’s Slick Speakers will remain active during the summer. Meeting at Sylvan Lake Alliance Church, 4404 47 Ave. from 7-8:15 pm. Our club is open to everyone wishing to improve their communication and leadership skills. For info call Ian Oostindie 403-887-0968. 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 Call 587-876-4977. Thursdays - At Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre - Alberta seniors benefit program assistance for seniors 9-4. Thursdays - Community Bingo at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Precall 6:30, bingo starts at 7 pm. Fridays - Story time for four and five year olds at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library from 1:15 to 2 pm. Registration free but required. For info call 403-8872130. Fridays - At Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre - Drop in mixed bridge from 1-4 pm. Fridays - Teen Time at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library from 3:30-5 pm. Ages 13-18. Drop-in. For info call 403-887-2130.

Groups & Activities C.H.I.P.S. - Children’s Indoor playspace is a nonstructured playtime for children 0-5 years old. Riding, climbing and bouncing toys provided and parents and caregivers can socialize. Mondays 9-11:30 am; Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30-11:30 am; Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm. at the community centre. Contact Wendy-Jo for info 403-887-5975.

ATB Financial is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and marked the occasion last Friday with special events at Sylvan Lake and each of its other branches. During a barbecue at the Sylvan Lake branch, manager Nancy Numan announced a $1,000 donation to Red Deer West 4-H Club. News of the donation was made public at the same time as other branches in the province announced support for various community groups. “Today — right now, in fact — simultaneously in 301 ATB communities across Alberta, we are proud to announce that community investments totalling $236,000 are being distributed in celebration of our 75th anniversary,” said Numan. “I’m happy to announce that in our community, ATB Sylvan Lake is pleased to support Red Deer West 4-H Club with a gift of $1,000.” Reid and Parker Depalme of the club were on hand to accept the donation, and were grateful for the support. Reid felt it was “pretty cool” to receive a donation that will help fund the club’s various endeavours. Mother Dana Depalme said the club is fortunate to receive so much support from the community, and said the club also gives much back. Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta is just one of a number of organizations the club has supported in recent years. As part of ATB’s celebrations, 75 spruce seedlings were given to guests. “As a symbolic gesture of appreciation to everyone

ATB Financial Sylvan Lake branch manager Nancy Numan announced a $1,000 donation to Red Deer West 4-H Club last Friday. 4-H members Reid and Parker Depalme were on hand for the announcement, which was made during 75th anniversary celebrations held in the branch’s parking lot. STUART FULLARTON in Sylvan lake, we will be planting a special blue spruce tree,” said Numan. “This tree not only represents ATB’s deep community roots, but also our hope for the continued growth and prosperity of Sylvan Lake. “We hope that you will plant your tree in a place that reflects your own roots in Alberta.” ATB Financial opened its first branch in Rocky Mountain House in 1938, and now operates 130 agencies and 171 branches throughout the province.


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Legacy art project unveiled during grand opening BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Funding for the project was received through a Building Communities through Art and Heritage program under the Department of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. In addition funding was also received through a Community Initiatives program from the province’s culture department. During opening ceremonies for the building, MP Earl Dreeshen said it was “an amazing well thought out building, classic in design. Something we can all be proud of. It’s going to bring more and more accolades to a very thriving community.” Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle reflected on the growth and prosperity of Sylvan Lake, noting she’s here two or three times a week for special events. “I’m overwhelmed, this is quite stately,” she said of the building. She’d spent the day at the Alberta Legislature time capsule and noted after 100 years that building is described as a ‘piece of art’. Mayor Susan Samson thanked town staff particularly for accomplishing a “huge move” into the building. “We’re so proud to be here in this building which came in on time and on budget … This council, this staff, needs this kind of building to deliver services that this community deserves.” Reflecting on history of the previous centre of government, she said that a part of that building served as a school before being moved to its current location and serving as town hall since 1962. “We were due for a new building.” Samson added, the building belongs to the community’s residents. “We will do things together in this foyer, have teas, dances, celebrate together because it is your building.” The building was open for people to tour. Continued on page 12

One of the highlights of the grand opening at the new Municipal Government Building was unveiling of a Centennial legacy art project in council chambers. “This particular legacy project creates a remembrance that will endure for many years to come and at the same time involves our community’s young people in learning a little of our history and our story,” said Chris Lust, speaking on behalf of Sylvan Lake Centennial Celebrations Task Force and the subcommittee involved in the project. Grade 7 students from the town’s four schools (École Fox Run School, École Mother Teresa Catholic School, Lighthouse Christian Academy and Sylvan Meadows Adventist School) as well as home schoolers were invited to create a two or three dimensional art piece based on one of 10 different themes. The themes were Helping Hands, Culture and Recreation, Early Settlers, Landmarks, At Work, Transportation, Agriculture, At Play, Milestones and Celebrations and Enjoying the Lake. Submitted artwork was clustered around a photo reminiscent of the theme, on a background of water. The centre of the mural features parents in old fashioned bathing suits looking at youngsters in current day attire building a sand castle. “Researchers have found that knowing our own family’s stories and knowing those of our community helps develop resilience and emotional strength,” said Lust. “We hope those two characteristics are also part of this project’s legacy.” Metro Graphics of Calgary won the commission to design the project and work with local students. Sylvan Lake & District Archives added historical photos to create a centre for each of the ten themes. While not all artwork could fit on the mural, all submissions are preserved in memory books and the signatures of all students are “The Clinic recorded in the sand at the bottom of the creation. “We hope you will find its location here in council chambers a fitting location, reminding us of our roots as one student chose to do a letter to our first council chairperson, Mr. Grimson. The names at the base represent why council’s work is so Several cases of the very important, our future infectious parvo virus have generations,” said Lust. been diagnosed in Sylvan Lake. Please ensure your pets are up to date with their vaccinations.

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Cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of the town’s new Municipal Government Building (town hall) last Wednesday were Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen, Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle, the town’s chief administrative officer, Betty Osmond, councillors Ken MacVicar and Dale Plante, Mayor Susan Samson and councillors Sean McIntyre, Graham Parsons, Laverne Asselstine and Rick Grimson. Brief speeches inside the building preceded the ceremony. STEVE DILLS PHOTOS

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Fire safety message important for youngsters Each week a column of the Sylvan Lake News records calls answered by our volunteer firefighters. At all hours of the day or night, they are paged with a report that could be as minor as malfunctioning alarms and as major as significant houses or buildings burning. These people train for all types of circumstances. They know their way around our town and rural districts. They know how to use the equipment which can extinguish fires or cut people from wrecked vehicles. They’re prepared. This week, the firefighters presented a message to over 1,000 students in Sylvan Lake’s Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes about being prepared. For the second year in a row they hosted Juno award nominee Mary Lambert with her Sing Out Fire Safety show. We sat through one of the four presentations and were

impressed with the messages she imparted. Matches and lighters are tools, not toys, she instructed the youngsters through her interactive performance. Perhaps the most important message though, was the five steps of The Great Escape. She implored the youngsters to talk to their parents about what they’d learned. We hope these students took heart and have worked with their parents and guardians to develop a plan to get out of their homes safely in the event that a fire erupts. The five step plan starts with drawing a floor plan of your home, including every room, and then marking two exits out of each room and how to get out of the house. “Get out and stay out until you know it’s safe to go back in,” she encouraged, telling students not to go back for their favourite toys, their pets, or any other reason.

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Sparky the fire dog and Juno award nominee Mary Lambert led a group of Kindergarten to Grade 3 students in a song during her interactive performance Sing Out Fire Safety Monday morning at Sylvan Lake Alliance Church. STEVE DILLS

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Another of the steps involves setting up a meeting place outside the house where all family members can gather and ensure they’re all safe if forced to leave. Lambert’s message also included the need to practice fire evacuation plans so that everybody knows exactly what to do if they’re startled awake in the middle of the night by smoke detectors. And through another song she asked students to all go home and check their smoke detectors and alarms to make sure they’re working. As we approach Fire Prevention Week, this is a good time to talk to your children about your escape routes, the dangers of fire and to plan in the case of an unforeseen

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Canada’s breeding stock is destined to play a great part in rebuilding devastated Europe’s livestock and horses for farm power. It is estimated that horses of Britain, Belgium and Holland have been reduced by half, in Russia by one-third and that only a

Around 1911, Canadian Northern Western Railway was very active building stations in Sylvan Lake, Eckville and Leslieville. CNWR, which later became Canadian National Railway, gave notice of looking into building an enormous summer hotel at Sylvan Lake, comparable to Banff Springs Hotel. The plan was later abandoned at the onset of World War I. Alberta Central Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway and CNR were competitive forces transporting coal from the east side of the Rockies to various markets in Alberta. Coal was a necessity for survival especially during winter months. In building a railway west of Red Deer, CPR built a line south of CNR, but building the line on wet lands close to Cygnet Lake and beyond was difficult.

third remain of the original horses in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Jugoslavia and Greece. Germany by her plundering is believed to have even more than before the war. ♦ ♦ ♦ On two nights light frosts have been recorded in town — the first on the night of the 18th and the second on the night of the 26th. Dahlias and other tender garden plants have survived, however, and there are still many lovely blooms to be seen. ♦ ♦ ♦ Sylvan Lake high and public schools will re-open for the fall term on Monday, October 2. ♦ ♦ ♦ Alterations are in progress at the Lakeview Garage to provide more stock room and office accommodation.

CNR became the surviving railway even to this day. In the early years of the twentieth century, Sylvan Lake developed many summer resort cabins. Calgarians considered Sylvan as their first choice. Edmontonians enjoyed the proximity of Pigeon Lake, Wabamun Lake, Lac Ste. Anne, Cooking Lake, and many others, but the water quality of Sylvan Lake was the draw. A boxed story in Sylvan Lake News of July 1951 was headed “A Problem and a Solution”. It pointed out that next to the federal parks at Banff and Jasper, Sylvan Lake had the greatest number of summer visitors of any resort in the province. Early slogans for the lake were “The Bathtub of Alberta”, “Beauty Spot of Alberta” and “A Town For All Seasons”. It may have been said that the lake was “The Jewel of Central Alberta”. Continued on page 6

♦ ♦ ♦ Cpl. G. A. Nelson, Eckville, serving with an armoured corps overseas, has won the Military Medal.

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A record harvest in this area is piling up in farmers’ fields because of a shortage of box cars, particularly on the CNR line which runs west from Mirror to Nordegg. A check by elevator agents along the line shows that 294 cars of grain have been moved by CPR, while only 29 cars have been moved by CNR. ♦ ♦ ♦ Mr. Walter McNary, District Agriculturalist, wrote to our office with an explanation of Miss. Andreef’s sweet peas. The sweet pea had five

blossoms on one stem, three of them pink and two white. Mr. McNary wrote: “In talking with Mr. Harvey Allen, Horticulturalist at the Lacombe Experimental Farm, I checked with him about your unusual sweet pea. Mr. Allen said that this is rare, but would suspect that it was caused by a virus in two of the flowers causing them to turn white.” ♦ ♦ ♦ A meeting of C.G.I.T. was held in Church Hall recently and officers elected were: Leader Mrs. Bill Tennant, Mrs. B. C. Learned and Miss Sandra Holbrook; President Susan Raymond; Vice-President Wanda German; Secretary Linda Schales, Treasurer, Carol Stenfield and Roll Call Convener Shauna Blakely. ♦ ♦ ♦


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Take Notice CALL FOR MEMBERS Town of Sylvan Lake - Board/Committee Vacancies Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (1 Vacancy) Hears appeals on developments and subdivisions within the regulations of the MGA. (2 year term) Municipal Planning Commission (4 Vacancies) Approves and provides direction of development in the Town. (1 year term) Community Services Committee (1 Vacancy) Provides recommendations related to community opportunities and challenges. (2 year term) Family & Community Support Services (3 Vacancies) Annually participates in FCSS budget process & distributes grant funding. (2 year term) Sylvan Lake Municipal Library (3 Vacancies) Responsible for the effective and responsible operation of the library. (3 year term) Friends of Sylvan Lake Provincial Park (1 Vacancy) Support the operation, maintenance and facilities of the Sylvan Lake Provincial Park. (2 year term) Additional information regarding the mandates of the Boards & Committees and application forms can be found on our website at or by contacting Mary Rose at the Town Office 403.887.2141.

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What is it? The BVP is a confidential one-on-one meeting between the municipal Economic Development Officer (EDO) and an owner or manager of a business that is licensed to conduct business in the Town of Sylvan Lake.

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Voting will take place on the 21st day of October, 2013, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The voting station is located at: The Sylvan Lake Family & Community Centre, 4725 – 43rd Street, Sylvan Lake Additional voting stations will be located as follows: • The Sylvan Lake Seniors Lodge – 4620 47th Avenue, Sylvan Lake Alberta between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – for Lodge residents only • The Bethany Sylvan Lake – 4700 47th Avenue, Sylvan Lake Alberta between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – for Bethany residents only In order to vote, you must produce identification for inspection. The identification must be one of the following: • Government issued identification containing your photograph, current address and name. This includes: • Driver’s License • Alberta Identification Photo ID • Bank or credit card statement or personal cheque, • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university, • Prescription bottle insert • Government cheque or cheque stub, • Income or property tax assessment notice, • Insurance policy or coverage card. • Letter from a public curator, public guardian, or public trustee • Pension plan statement of benefits, contributions, or participation

What is the purpose? The BVP serves multiple functions: • Provides opportunity for the EDO to get to know businesses and their needs, challenges and issues from a local perspective, • A means of gathering data that will support future investment and business attraction, • A forum to discuss municipal influenced issues that affect the success of your business, • A method to identify human resource or business training requirements and appropriate timing for delivery of workshops and information sessions, • An avenue for the EDO to share small and medium-sized business resources that support retention, expansion, business start-ups or aspiring entrepreneurs …and more! How much time does the business need to schedule? A series of standard questions have been developed in order to gain an overall outlook of the local economy and its drivers. The visitation usually lasts 1 to 1-1/2 hours as information gathered is recorded electronically in a BVP template during the program. How do I set up a meeting date and time? Contact the Town of Sylvan Lake Economic Development Officer, Vicki Kurz at: vkurz@ or 403.887.1185 ext. 226 at your earliest convenience to establish a meeting date and time. The goal of this program is to engage the members of the local business community and support economic diversification!

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED BYLAW NO. 1626/2013 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: 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: 1. THAT the Land Use Bylaw be amended by removing section 3.1.3 (a). 2. THAT the Land Use Bylaw be amended by removing section 7.19.3 and replacing it with the following: 7.19.3 Garage Suites shall be restricted to sites that: (a) can be accessed by a rear lane and are: i. Lots which back onto a lane adjacent to an arterial road that is separated from the lane by a landscaped boulevard; or ii. Lots where a side or rear lot line abuts a site containing a rowhousing, four-plex, or apartment development; or iii. Lots where a side or rear lot line abuts a High Density Residential District (R3), a Public Facility District (PF), or a Commercial District. (b) directly abut Sylvan Lake or a reserve or open space abutting Sylvan Lake. 3. THAT the Land Use Bylaw be amended by removing section

7.19.8 (b) and replacing with the following: (b) Windows and platform structures, including balconies and stairwells, shall be designed to face a flanking roadway, interior of the lot, or the lane, so as to provide privacy for adjacent properties. 4. THAT the Land Use Bylaw be amended by adding the following: 7.19.11 A garage suite shall not be subject to separation from the principal dwelling through a condominium conversion or subdivision. 5. THAT the Land Use Bylaw be amended by removing section 7.19.11 and replacing with the following; 7.19.12 In addition to the other regulations listed herein, the following standards shall apply to garage suites not located in the W-DC District: (a) Garage suites may only be located on parcels containing single detached dwellings; (b) The minimum parcel area that may contain a garage suite is 428m2 (4607ft2) (c) The maximum floor area of a garage suite is 60m2 (645ft2). (d) The minimum side yard shall be the same as the primary dwelling requirement for the district. (e) The maximum height of a garage suite is 7.5m (24.6ft) above grade and shall not exceed the height of the principle dwelling. (f) No property shall be permitted to have a garage suite where adjacent residential dwellings are of a height less than 20ft.

6. THAT section 7.19.12 of the Land Use Bylaw be amended by renumbering it to 7.19.13. A Public Hearing regarding the proposed Bylaw will be held on Tuesday, October 15th, 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 Government Building 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 office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Municipal Government Building. 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 first publication of this notice: September 26th, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News. Date of second publication of this notice: October 3rd, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News.


THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013


Proper boat launch needed on south end Dear Editor, As a resident of the Summer Village of Half Moon Bay, over the years, we have been very outspoken to the counties of Red Deer and Lacombe regarding the facilities at the end of Range Road 21 and the unofficial boat launch which has developed there. I would like to thank Red Deer County for their understanding of the problems with gar-

bage, vandalism and toilet facilities. This summer they have provided garbage removal and clean up on a regular basis, even though they have no tax base in the area. As a boater myself, I understand the problems facing the boating community, and have had conversations with people using the road. It is apparent that most of the people there are from either Sylvan Lake or Red Deer. The many letters

to the editor are evident of the frustration of these people at the lack of proper facilities for boat launching and spending a nice day on the lake with family or friends. In addition to the lack of a proper boat launch, once you are on the lake there are no washroom facilities which can be accessed by boat, which leaves the few flat sandy areas where there are trees to be used for this purpose.

Lodges, cabins, hotels and water Continued from page 4 In the article, “The Development of Sylvan Lake as a Summer Resort”, by Dr. Bill Parsons, he states, “in 1974 Eli Murto obtained permission to develop a strip of land with a single row of lots on the lake two miles west of Half Moon Bay. This was named Kuusamo Krest. This was the last subdivision before county councils put a moratorium on subdivision along the lake front. It was considered that further building along the shore would disrupt the ecology of the lake. With time, Sylvan Lake has had a gradual increase in population. In 1916, as a village, the population was 115. As a town, Sylvan Lake, between the years, 1956, 1976 and 1979, the population increased by 2,231. During the years 1993 to 2012 there was a dramatic increase of 8,230. The latest census, albeit somewhat lacking, is 13,015. Many tenants were unavailable to the count so one can assume a figure of 13,700. Addition of summer villages and backlot residences would add four to five thousand people although this is a rough estimate. With the economic driver of oil and gas industry, it’s possible to envision a population of all of Sylvan Lake to be 30-40,000 by 2025. This increase is somewhat alarming regarding the prize, the water quality of the lake. Far more stringent rules on developments may be the answer. Riparian areas and forest are being threatened by poor land use in the watershed. In the publication, “Living Near Urban Lakes”, by Sarah Weaver Kipp, she states “the edge where land and

water meet is one of the richest, most productive ecological zones on earth. That is why shorelines are called “the Ribbon of Life”. In a natural landscape 10 per cent of rainwater flows overland, while a developed landscape with mowed, fertilized lawn has 30 per cent or more flow overland surface runoff with impending erosion probably with phosphorus and nitrogen draining into the streams and lake. Riparian areas just back of the water are ideal for arctic and fox willows, dogwoods, cotoneaster and caragana, most of which can be trimmed seasonally. In Maude Barlow’s publication, “Our Great Lakes Commons”, she states that scientists have blamed the proliferation of zebra and quagga mussels for the die off of large numbers of migratory birds over the Great Lakes. Loons are especially threatened. Boaters in and out of the province should routinely inspect their boats. In closing the writer suggests people read the following: “The Shoreline Primer” published by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and “Living By Water” from Nature Alberta. The writer would like to give thanks to Sylvan Lake Archives, Marion Thompson, Steve Dills of Sylvan Lake News and Dave Brunner. Evan Verchomin is a director at large of Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society and a resident of the Summer Village of Birchcliff.

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It appears clear that this problem should be resolved and while I realize that there are studies presently being conducted, I urge the various authorities to come to an early resolution in creating a facility on the south end of the lake, in order for the lake to be kept clean and useful for recreation for years to come. George Johnston, Half Moon Bay

Questions posed for mayoralty, councillor candidates Dear Editor, A few questions have come to mind that people might like to pose to the mayoral and incumbent council candidates at their debates. I won’t be here to ask them so I thought I would put them out to the public. Question #1: How did the new civic administration building go from a budget item of $5.4 million to $7.98 million, when we were in an economic downturn? Question #2: The Strong Families, Strong Communities

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• Support for a senior man who needs some educational assistance around diabetes and managing his medical care. The ideal candidate would have a creative approach to connecting him to his community and peers. 20 hrs/week • A youthful support worker who can assist a young man in achieving a semi-independent lifestyle. Someone who is musically minded and or able to assist this gentleman in musical connections would be a great fit! 15 – 30 hours/week negotiable • Afternoon support to assist a young man in his place of employment, also some community connections and teaching of life skills. Patience and creativity would be an asset as this young man needs a very creative and planned approach. 27 hours/week

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Preferred: • Value and respect for the diversity of individuals • Good communication skills • Previous experience working with persons with disabilities Required: • 18 years or older • Criminal record check and Child Intervention check • First Aid and CPR certification • Valid drivers license, reliable vehicle and appropriate insurance Wages are dependent upon experience and training.

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town took on the contract for the washrooms in the provincial park and there are rumours that there was a $1 million cost overrun that the town had to pay. Is this true? If the town didn’t pay it, who did? Question #3: What was the value in allowing the last open piece of shoreline in Sylvan Lake, the marina property, become a private housing project? Question #4: Councillor Grimson is quoted as saying, “A major consideration is we need to find an alternate source of water. We’re within 5,000 population of maxing out.” When are we going to start hearing discussion regarding this urgent matter? What are the expected costs? Where will the funding come from for “further studies, research”, as well as actual pipelines, as Grimson states. Question #5: Really from me to you: Did you know that if the town borrowed $10 million for a new arena/ community center the payment based on 3.866% over a 20 year term would be $722,557 per year? Also if an additional borrowing for the new fire hall would be $3.3 million based on 10 years at 3% would be an annual payment of $385,920? The two proposed borrowings are more than $1 million a year in debt repayment. Bryan Lambertson, Sylvan Lake


THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

Over $40,000 raised for Sylvan Lake resident battling bone cancer BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS A young Sylvan Lake resident diagnosed last year with a form of bone cancer has the full support of the community as she continues her treatment in the United States. That support was evident when more than $40,000 was raised at a benefit auction and concert for Mikeala Davidson, 18, at Gospel Chapel Sunday night. “It was awesome,” said Mikeala’s father, Gary Davidson. “The support is amazing.” At press time, the total amount raised was still being calculated, but Davidson estimated it to be around $42,000, with more donations still to come. The money was raised through live and silent auctions, and ticket sales for a concert by The Boom Chucka Boys later in the evening. “There’s so many groups, companies and individuals in Sylvan Lake that were there bidding on stuff and had donated,” said Davidson. “It was just unbelievable.” In June 2012, Mikeala was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, a bone cancer found almost exclusively in growing children. Following surgery on her affected leg, and months of chemotherapy, three tumours were removed after spots on

Toastmasters group recognized SUBMITTED SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS Sylvan’s Slick Speakers is a group of people who meet to do just that. Learn to be “slick speakers”. Toastmasters International is an organization that helps many different types of people become more confident, more skilled and more successful with speaking in all kinds of situations. The Sylvan group has just received a Certificate of Achievement award marking the club’s fifth anniversary. Toastmasters International is always looking for new members to join the fun and learning. Sylvan’s Slick Speakers meet at Sylvan Lake Alliance Church library every Monday night from 7-8:15 p.m. Contact Ian at 403-887-0968 for more information.

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her lungs were discovered. Gary Davidson said there is nothing more doctors in Canada can do for his daughter, with the exception of surgically removing tumours, if any show up. Her treatment is now continuing in Arizona, where she will go every three months for the first year. She is due back in late November. Davidson said any funds not used in Mikeala’s treatment will be given to another family in a similar situation. Sunday’s event ended up being much larger than he and his family had initially anticipated. It was organized after The Boom Chucka Boys lead singer, and Davidson family friend, Ryan Langlois, approached the Davidson family with the idea of his band performing a benefit concert. What began as a “little benefit concert”, expected to be attended by a group of family and friends, quickly became a community event, with plenty of people offering their support. “When people heard about it, just over the last two months or so, they have just kept donating and donating,” said Davidson. More than 80 items were received for the fundraiser’s silent auction. “We thought if we get 20, that would be great, and in the end, there was 82, with people still bringing stuff while we were doing it.” He said he, Mikeala, and his wife Pam put a “fair amount of time” into organizing the event, but received plenty of support from neighbours, friends, family and members of Gospel Chapel. Auction items often simply showed up at the family’s door, he added. Donations are still being accepted, and may be made at the Taylor Plaza Servus Credit Union in Red Deer, where an account is set up under Mikeala Davidson’s name. Further information is available by contacting Pam Davidson at 403-352-2972.

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Mikeala Davidson (right) received a burger from Justin and Alain Catellier, who manned the barbecue outside Gospel Chapel Sunday night. A fundraiser for Davidson took place inside the church, and featured live and silent auctions as well as a concert by The Boom Chucka Boys.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

Motorcyclist died following crash BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS An Eckville motorcyclist died following following a crash on Rainy Creek Road Saturday evening.

The motorcyclist was riding with a group westbound on Rainy Creek Road about one mile west of Highway 20 “when it appears he failed to negotiate a curve in the road, left the road and struck a fence”, about 6:15 p.m., reported RCMP Cpl. James Allemekinders. No

other vehicles were involved in the crash. The driver, 62 year old Lloyd Spittal of Eckville, was transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital but died a short time later. Bentley Fire Department and Associated EMS attended the scene along with RCMP


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THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

Full house at community centre for Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Sylvan Lake News editor Steve Dills was recognized at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast for his commitment to community news, and presented a plaque by Jim Rilling.

The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast once again proved a popular event in town, and attracted about 160 community members who together enjoyed a morning of prayer, food and music. Presented by Sylvan Lake Ministerial Association, the event was being held for the fifth consecutive year. Mayor Susan Samson offered opening remarks. “I want to thank the ministerial association for all the work that they’ve put in to making this such a fabulous event,” she said. “While I am thanking them, I also want to say it was a great community picnic that you held (on Sept. 8), and I’m hoping that you will make that an annual event.” Samson felt the morning provided an ideal start to the day, and hoped its meaning would be


It was a full house for the Ladies Fashion Show and Dessert Night at Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre Sept. 18. More than 80 women attended the event, which sold out in advance. Clothing from Cobb’s Clothing and Eclectica Fashions was modelled by several women, who included members of Sylvan Lake Seniors Association. “It was just a fun evening for the ladies,” said association program co-ordinator Maryan Weenink. “They had done it once a couple of years ago, so it’s the second time that we’ve done one.” Items from Value Drug Mart were also sold at the event, as were those from Twigz Creations, which supports African artists through the sale of handmade fair-trade products. Weenink is unsure whether the fashion show will take place again next year, but


assured that the seniors association offers plenty of other exciting events throughout the year. Becoming a member can open up a door to a variety of fun events and activities, she said. “We always want new people,” she said. “It’s a great place to socialize and meet new people, and it keeps the seniors active here.” The objective of the association, she added, is to “provide for the recreation, social well being and artistic expression of seniors of Sylvan Lake and area, and to contribute to the education and social well being of the community”. Although membership is not required to participate in, or attend, association events and activities, it is encouraged, and comes with a number of benefits, including access to members-only events. The association organizes special events in Sylvan Lake as well as excursions to other parts of Central Alberta. Examples of the

latter include a trip to Wildlife Museum in Sundre earlier this month, and trip planned to a dinner theatre in Ponoka next month. Regularly weekly events are also held, and include bible studies, luncheons and ‘sit and be fit’ classes. More than 150 people currently hold membership with the club, said Weenink. Potential members must be 55 years or older and pay a $10 annual membership fee to join. “We would love to have more people enjoy in the fun and fellowship at the centre,” said Weenink. “It’s a great place to be.” Newsletters and monthly calendars are mailed to association members. Further membership information, as well as information pertaining to programs and events is available by calling Weenink at 403-887-5428, or by visiting the Town of Sylvan Lake’s website at and clicking the seniors services link under the family and community tab.

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carried by those in attendance. “I hope that today you will take the prayers, the fellowship and the good will that we share here this morning, and let it transform you to a smile and a great warm feeling that you will wear for the rest of today.” Featured Speaker Sean Campbell then took to the podium, and told attendees about some of the things he’s experienced during his travels in more than 150 countries through work with Samaritan’s Purse. Greetings were brought by Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle and Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen, before prayers were said by individuals representing various churches and groups in the community. The following led the prayers: Frank Peck mayor, council, reeves, provincial and federal governments; RCMP Cst. Mike Arnason - judicial and peace officers; David Spencer, emergency medical service and fire department; Rose Plante, education systems, schools and teachers; Brad Willey, business community and financial institutions; Cathy Janke - health care system and medical professionals; Marlis Hansen - social issues, marriages and families; Jim Rilling - churches and their leaders; and John Haazen - youth. Music was provided by Kerry Heisler. Sylvan Lake News editor Steve Dills received a plaque “in appreciation of your tremendous support and encouragement to our association in Sylvan Lake and area”, from Sylvan Lake Ministerial Association. “One of the beautiful things about being part of a community like Sylvan Lake is that we have people like Steve who are there supporting every event,” said Pastor Kevin Haugan. “He never shies away from coming to anything, and we’re so grateful for that.” SUMMER VILLAGE OF JARVIS BAY PUBLIC NOTE SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD HEARING This is to advise that an appeal has been received appealing the Municipal Planning Commission’s decision of September 10th, 2013 to allow the application for a development permit to construct a detached garage on Lot 1, Block 3, Plan 7278 AA, being 122 Jarvis Bay Drive in the Summer Village of Jarvis Bay. The development permit is being appealed based on the grounds that it will interfere with the amenities of the neighborhood. It will impact the use of the parcel, off street loading/unloading, vehicle parking and access to property. A Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hearing will be held as follows:


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Polish up your hooks and strap on your peg legs young swashbucklers, it’s time to start practising your “aarrrs, Pirate Day is here. On Saturday (Oct. 5th) pirates will be swaggering around the poop decks when Sylvan Lake Municipal Library celebrates “Pirate Day”. Beware the “walking of the plank” and find the X that marks the treasure spot. All pirates are invited to join the librarian mates for some high adven-


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You have to admire the man. During World War II, a Japanese lieutenant named HirooOnoda was ordered not to surrender to the enemy, and he obeyed those orders… even30 years after the war had ended! Onoda was deployed on the Philippine Islands withthe promise of being collected once the war was over. When the war ended, Japansurrendered, and papers were dropped on the island explaining to their soldiers thatthey should come out of the jungle. Onoda, however, thought the leaflets were a trick,so he ignored them. He continued living in the jungle from 1945 to 1974 until he was discovered by a young Japanese explorer, who informed the loyal lieutenant that thewar was in fact over. But even then Onoda wouldn’t believe it. He said he would only surrender after receiving approval from his former commanding officer. Fortunately for the lieutenant, his commanding officer was still alive and was brought to the island toexplain the situation. It was then and only then that Onoda finally accepted the truth. There’s a truth here for us as well. Lieutenant Onoda missed out on many, many years of life, love and laughter because he remained hidden and isolated, making things harder on himself than they had to be. A lot of people still do this today. They feel that ifthey hide from God, ignore

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THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

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Art project grand opening

Continued from page 3 Lacombe County Reeve Ken Wigmore presented the town with a beautiful sunset painting. Also on display in an upstairs hallway was the donation by Sylvan Lake Quilters. The four themed quilts portray the landscape of Sylvan Lake featuring the beach front. Spearheaded by Joyce Thrush, Chloe Lester and Gloria Armstrong, the organization brought in Patty Morris to do a workshop on landscapes. Artist Jack Smalley was enlisted to draw a scene of the lake and area and then quilters created the four seasons of that scene. Spring was completed by Chloe Lester, Sheila Muzychka and Rachelle Pare; summer by Gloria Armstrong, Wendy Morris and Esther Hopland; fall by Trisha Watts, Pam Schiels, Lana Laqua and Debbie Mieske; and winter by Joyce Thrush, Mary Lynn Brown and Marion Robin. “As a sign of how important the downtown core is, this building stayed in the downtown.”

A Centennial legacy art project was unveiled the council chambers by MP Earl Dreeshen and artist Serena Scott during the grand opening of the town’s new Municipal Government Building last Thursday. The artwork was created with submissions by over 160 Grade 7 students — their signatures are all in the sand at the bottom of the picture. While all submissions weren’t included in the mural, they’re all included in memory books that will be available to peruse at the town hall, library, archives and schools. STEVE DILLS PHOTOS

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Christmas spirit abounds with festival planners BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Less than 60 sleeps from now, Santa Claus will make his annual arrival in Sylvan Lake during the evening lighted parade and then at the second annual Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival and Farmers’ Market, Nov. 29 and 30.

Committee members have been working diligently to make this year’s festival even more entertaining and exciting that the inaugural event. As well, proceeds will benefit Sylvan Lake’s Urgent Care initiative. Last year over $12,000 was donated to the worthy cause. One of the highlights for youngsters last year was Skate with Mascots

at the arena. The committee is looking to build on the success by making an early plea to all business owners who have mascots to contact the committee and let us know who’s available to attend. The skate takes place Saturday afternoon (Nov. 30) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Steve Dills at 403-887-2331. Another highlight last year was

the tremendous participation of businesses, said chairperson Graham Parsons. “Thanks to their sponsorship this will be a free event for families of Sylvan Lake and area.” While the sales committee has been busy contacting businesses, if they’ve missed you it’s not too late to get involved in this community event. Examples of opportunities include decorating a Christmas tree or donating a large item for a live auction; decorating wreaths of mini trees or providing silent auction items, contributing raffle items, sponsoring individual events such as

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the Kids’ Zone, entertainment, decorations, hot chocolate or something else; providing monetary donations and, of course, attending and bidding for the live and silent auction items. Contact Graham Parsons (403-8872575) or Debbie Thomas (403-8877360) to learn more. Kelly Edgecombe is heading up the Gingerbread House competition and is looking for more teams to participate. She anticipates Sir Lancelot Signs will be back to defend their title. New this year, she said, is a $200 prize for the winning team. The top three entries will be auctioned with proceeds going to the town’s Urgent Care Fund while remaining entries will be used as door prizes. There’s a limited number of spots available so if you’re interested get in touch with Kelly Edgecombe at or 403887-6298. Entertainment throughout the event will include the Sacred Mass Choir, choirs from various schools and other musicians and entertainers. Hockey games will be taking place in the arena Friday evening with the Sylvan Lake Peewee AA Lakers hosting Red Deer at 6:15 p.m. and the bantams playing after that game. A novice tournament is planned for Saturday morning. Sylvan Lake Skating Club will be performing about noon Saturday and then there’s the Skate with Mascots. To keep up with the fast-moving planning for this exciting event ‘like’ the Facebook page. More volunteers are always needed for a variety of tasks. To get involved, contact Graham Parsons (403887-2575) or Debbie Thomas (403-8877360). All proceeds raised through the festival will support the town’s Urgent Care initiative.

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Lots of activity during cultural celebration BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Brianne Hughes impressed with a solo performance.

Ainsley McCallum was one of several musicians who performed at the concert hosted by The House of Music on Saturday.

Alberta Culture Days kept many Sylvan Lake residents busy during the weekend, and provided no shortage of things for them to do and see. Events kicked off at the library last Friday, before House of Music students showed their talents at Lions Legacy Park Saturday afternoon. At the same time, Sylvan Lake Community Partners’ Association held an art gallery open house, as well as cupcake art with Mary Grace. Those curious to see the inside of the Municipal Government Building were given a chance to explore it, and, in the process, view a number of centennial-related art projects and pieces. Also inside the Municipal Government Building were the contents of Sylvan Lake Peer Support Group’s time capsule, compiled and buried in 1988. “The Town of Sylvan Lake had asked the youth group at that time called Peer Support to leave a message for the future,” said Michelle (Coppens) Wright at Lions Legacy Park, describing the time capsule’s origin. “I find that there is a parallel today when we see all the youth around us sharing their gifts. The Town of Sylvan Lake, 25 years ago, did exactly the same thing.” A video compiled by the group was displayed inside council chambers, as was a 1988 edition of Sylvan Lake News and other items included in the capsule. The Doll Sisters performed at Memorial Presbyterian Church later that night, before Culture Days wrapped up with a performance by Sylvan Lake Seniors Drama Troupe at the seniors centre. The first Alberta Culture Days was held in 2008 as a one-day event. It has since grown to be three days in length, with events held throughout the province. “We discover, celebrate, and participate in culture 365 days a year,” said Minister of Culture Heather Klimchuk, in a media release. “All this enthusiasm explodes during Alberta Culture Days.”

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“Absolutely rich” conversation about early childhood issues




A community conversation hosted by Sylvan Lake and Area Early Childhood Development Coalition Sept. 17 resulted in productive feedback being provided for a new provincial initiative aiming to benefit children. ‘Together We Raise Tomorrow’, announced by the provincial government earlier this year, aims to engage the public in gathering information on how early childhood development in Alberta can be improved. Poverty reduction, and seeing a Children’s Charter created are also goals. About a dozen members of the coalition, parents, community members and representatives of various organizations met at the community centre. “The conversation was absolutely rich,” said coalition project co-ordinator Debbie Oostindie. “Everyone had a lot of incredible feedback on what we were discussing in regard to early childhood development.” Questions posed to meeting attendees sought information on their awareness of early childhood programs and services in the community, as well as ways in which they felt young children can “best learn, grow and thrive”. Other aspects of early childhood development, including ways of distributing information, were discussed. Oostindie said most of the feedback indicated a desire to see improvements made to the area’s already existing early childhood resources. “Most people in the room were happy with what Sylvan Lake provides for parents or caregivers with children of early childhood development age range,” she said. “They had quite a few suggestions, though, in building on what we already have.” One of those people was Beverly Hill of Healthy Families. “We have a lot, but it’s not working as well as it should,” she said. In June, communities around Alberta began

Drama 20/30 students at École H. J. Cody School in Sylvan Lake set out to motivate a few more students to take part in the school’s annual Terry Fox Run, but ended up igniting a whole new surge of interest in the entire Terry Fox movement. “Our teachers came up with the idea of creating a video, so we started researching cancer statistics and some of us started sharing personal stories,” said Grade 11 student Ryan Bredy. “It became very clear that most of us have been affected by cancer — I’ve had multiple family members affected by cancer. It made us all motivated to dig a little deeper.” Under the direction of their teacher, Jacqui Renwick, the entire class brainstormed things they wanted to see in the video. They broke the tasking into groups, with some conducting research through Canadian Cancer Society, some sketching a script and others gathering personal stories and organizing camera equipment. In the end, the timeline from the idea to the finished six minute video was just over one day. “This is a highly engaged group of students,” said Renwick. “This is a class where every student feels like an important part of the group. They are respectful of one another and they were keen right from the start. It seemed that as the stories started to unfold and the personal challenges emerged, they began to feel like they could really make a difference through the video. They were dealing with a sensitive topic and put their hearts into it and handled it beautifully. They should be very proud of themselves — I’m very proud of all of them.” The students wanted to be discreet with the personal stories of the struggles and loss that schoolmates shared, and chose to only circulate the video within the school instead of making it public. It is comprised of stats about cancer and information about Terry Fox, but at its core are short interviews with several students who name the person they will be devoting their school’s Terry Fox Run to. Most have lost a loved one to cancer or are currently supporting a family member as they fight the disease. Three of the students interviewed were dealing with close family members who had just been diagnosed that week, while others were running for one of their fellow students who passed two years ago. “It made us feel really connected when we stood together to talk about this,” said Grade 11 student Brianne Hughes. “I think that some people just didn’t think it was real, or that cancer would ever happen to them or someone they love. We wanted people to know a lot of their peers have already been impacted by it. We also wanted to remind them about the legacy that Terry Fox left for all of us, and now people in the school are really interested in this year’s Terry Fox Run. “None of us students were even born when he ran his Marathon of Hope and most of our parents were only teenagers, but my dad remembers crying when he watched it on the news. I think every Canadian should be very proud of Terry Fox. He’s a Canadian legend and a big part of our history, and people participate in the Terry Fox Run all over the world now. He wasn’t just a Canadian, he was someone dying of cancer and that affects everyone.”

Among attendees at the early childhood community conversation at the community centre last Tuesday night were Debbie Oostindie of Sylvan Lake and Area Early Childhood Development Coalition; Beverly Hill of Healthy Families and the coalition; Sharon Nielsen of Lighthouse Christian Academy; Gabrielle Blais of Alberta Health Services; and Cindy Adekat of the coalition. STUART FULLARTON hosting conversations to gather feedback for the initiative. The information will be compiled into a report before being sent to the government. Oostindie is looking forward to hearing results from all of the reports compiled, and hopes it will impact the government’s approach to early childhood development. The meeting took place nearly a year after results of the province’s Early Childhood Development Mapping Initiative became available. Results of that initiative — which measured development in physical health and well being; emotional maturity; social competence; language and thinking skills; and communication skills and general knowledge — revealed that Sylvan Lake and Area results in each of the five areas evaluated weren’t as high as many would have hoped. One particular area of concern was communications skills and general knowledge, in which 41.32 per cent of kindergarten children were found to be experiencing either difficulty

or great difficulty. “Most people were quite surprised that that was lower than the provincial average,” said Oostindie. “That has been a surprise to the coalition and to people in groups where I’ve been sharing the information.” Meetings such as the one in Sylvan Lake, however, and similar environments allowing for community feedback, are a start in improving results found in the mapping initiative, according to Oostindie. Laurie Lafortune, Zone 4 community development co-ordinator for the mapping project, said the news wasn’t all bad, however. Sylvan Lake and area is below the provincial average for children experiencing great difficulties in at least one of the areas of development, with 26.45 per cent as opposed to the province’s 26.96. “That’s looking on the positive side,” she said. “But if more than one in four young children are having developmental difficulties, we need to address that. “That’s a lot of children.”

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Schools raise $10,000 for Fox Run École Steffie Woima Elementary School - $2,990.45 C. P. Blakely School - about $450 Benalto School - $380 Poplar Ridge School - about $345 École Fox Run School - $751 École H. J. Cody High School - Unavailable at press time.

- Dylon Motycka, Samantha Simao and Micheal Lenzen got off to a quick start at the Terry Fox Run held at Benalto School last Thursday. More than $380 was raised for the Terry Fox Foundation.

École Mother Teresa Catholic School - $2,439 Community Terry Fox run - held Sept. 15 - $2,465 * Different schools treat the fundraiser in different ways. In some cases students were asked to bring in a loonie or toonie, in others it became a major fundraiser.



Dressed as super heroes, students at École Fox Run School participated in the annual Terry Fox Run last Thursday. Their costumes promoted the fact that Terry Fox was a super hero, said organizer Aimee Sandham. More than 500 students participated raising $751 for the Terry Fox Foundation to fund cancer research. Following the run students enjoyed freezies and entered a draw for prizes.

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fall weather greeted students at Poplar Ridge School as they traversed the kilometre club trail during their Terry Fox Run last Thursday. Prior to heading outside, students watched videos and answered questions about Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope. Students had been asked to bring in a loonie or toonie and together raised about $345 for the Terry Fox Foundation.


- Grayson McDougall, Cameron Gauvin, Korbin Carley and Brooklyn Longman were among students taking part in the Terry Fox Run at École Steffie Woima Elementary School last Thursday. The school raised $2,990.45. More than $1,000 of that amount was raised by Grade 1 student Preston Bradstock.

Congratulated - C. P. Blakely Elementary School student Savannah Sepke was congratulated by Paws after completing the school’s Terry Fox Run last Thursday. At press time, the school had raised about $450 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

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Peewee Bears overpowered Olds to earn second win of season Two more players joined the team this week. One of them has experience with another team from out of town. “That’s certainly going to make a difference for us,” said Rambaut. “We’ve had an extra week with a couple of newer people, and they’re really coming into their own. “They’re improving every day at practice.” Having more players available is necessary to cover the inevitable injuries and illnesses that arrive at this part of the season, he added. Being prepared and staying in good condition is highly important. “The basic skills will come to the fore as the weather gets colder and the ground gets harder, so the physical and mental toughness to make it through to the end of the season increases,” he said. “It’s a good test for them and a good test for us as coaches.” The Bears take on Red Deer Hornets at H. J. Cody field at 10 a.m. Saturday.


Sylvan Lake Bears peewee football team enjoyed another successful outing Saturday, defeating Olds 14-0 to make it two wins out of three games played so far this season. Head coach Garnet Rambaut was pleased with the way his team controlled play throughout the entire game, and felt the win did much to boost team morale. “(Olds) did have a little success against us in sporadic plays, but for the most part, we were able to sustain some drives,” he said. The Bears were the author of their own misfortune on a couple of occasions, he added. “We got down to the one-yard line and weren’t able to punch it in, and we probably could have scored at least two more touchdowns, but for the most part I was really pleased with them.” Rambaut said confidence among his players is high, but falls short of complacency. “Things change so quickly at this level,” he said. “We work (the players) very hard, and even at half time when we were talking with our guys in the end zone, we stressed that this game was far from over. “It can change so quickly, and there’s always an area of the game that needs improvement.” Keeping that in mind, Rambaut is optimistic about his team’s chances of achieving further success this season as his roster continues to grow.


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“absolute monster game”. “He was just absolutely everywhere, and the whole defence played really well, particularly in the first half.” Tristen Koller made several important tackles, despite playing with an injured knee. The Lions were scheduled to play this Saturday against Olds. That game will not go ahead, however, as Olds withdrew from the league due to insufficient numbers. With at least two weeks off, the Bears are now preparing themselves for their next challenge, as they wait to find out who they’ll face in playoffs. Berg said their next game could be as far as three weeks away, depending on how the playoff schedule pans out. Exhibition games, to keep his players active during the break, are being planned. “It would be nice to get something in there.” Information on the Lions’ next game will be posted on Sylvan Lake Minor Football Association’s website at

H. J. Cody Lakers football squad almost won a game where they weren’t even supposed to be close, against Lindsay Thurber Raiders last Friday. With 12 seconds left, the game was tied at 10 and Aden Smaill attempted a 42-yard field goal for the Lakers. The ball sailed about a yard wide of the uprights and the opposition booted it back out of the end zone to avoid being caught for a point. “It was an exciting finish on the last play,” said coach Jeremy Braitenback. “We’ had a good game plan and executed it for the most part,” he said. “We weren’t supposed to be close, but we almost won. I think we’re on the right path.” The team demonstrated “much improved discipline” taking almost no penalties. “It was a great effort by the defence in only allowing ten points,” Braitenback added. Smaill kicked a field goal, Landon Rosene scored a touch down and Cam Lee booted a convert for the Lakers’ scoring. Rosene carried the ball 24 times for 112 yards. The Lakers play at Lacombe tonight (Thursday) and at Stettler next Wednesday (Oct. 9) before starting league and provincial playoffs. The team has a league record of one win, one loss and a tie and is sitting in tied with Lindsay Thurber for second place in Pool A of the Central Alberta High School Football League. Rosene is in a five way tie for second spot in scoring with 18 points and leads the league in rushing with 524 yards on 64 carries.


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Stanley Mason Mellott of Sylvan Lake passed away in Red Deer on September 29, 2013. Stanley will be sadly missed by his loving wife Marjorie along with sons Jerry (Jenna) and Dale (Norreen); daughter Beverly; grandchildren Christopher (Patricia), Jay (Hope), Kelsey (Nathan) and Kristina (Christopher). Brother Vern (Inez); sister Ollene; extended family and many friends. He is predeceased by father Jerry; mother Marion and sister Geneva. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. A Celebration Of Stanley’s life will be held at the Sylvan Lake Legion Branch 212, Sylvan Lake, AB on Saturday October 5, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Stanley’s name to the Sylvan Lake Senior Bus. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151


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PENCHECKERS, HOSPITAL STAFF, FEED TRUCK DRIVERS. Immediate permanent, full-time positions available. Wages are negotiable and will commensurate according to qualifications and experience. Lakeside offers an excellent benefit package. Will train the right candidate. Fax resume to: Duke Joy - JBS Lakeside Feeders 403-362-8231. No telephone inquiries.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Eckville, Alberta Our ideal candidates must be team players who have a strong commitment to safety. Previous experience in office administration would be an asset. ABB Ber-Mac offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, dental, and pension plan. If this position interests you, please apply online at, requisition CA53718294.

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AN ALBERTA OILFIELD Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call 780-723-5051 Edson, Alberta. VAC & STEAM TRUCK OPERATOR. Valid Class 1 or 3, Safety Tickets, Top Wage, Benefits, Camp Work, Experience an Asset. Email/Fax Resume: 780-458-8701,



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FULL-TIME PERMANENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE Ste. Rose General Hospital is a fully Accredited, 26-bed acute care hospital. Our Foundation provides free rent for one year (including utilities, cable & internet). We invite all interested applicants to submit applications, including résumé and references to: Human Resources Ste Rose General Hospital P.O. Box 60, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB R0L 1S0 Phone: (204) 447-4344 FAX: (204) 629-3458 E-mail:


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WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. Email: Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage:

LOOKING FOR Experienced Oilfield Picker Operator. Construction Experience preferred. Lead Hands Apprentices considered. Must have safety tickets. Experienced Oilfield Fax resume to Construction 403-746-5910 or email Labourers Restaurant/ NOW LOCATED Journeyman Picker Hotel in Drayton Valley. Operator (Class 1) Alstar Oilfield is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our Team in Hinton. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969. Please Apply at Career Section

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

“Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while Providing quality energy construction solutions” LOCAL SERVICE CO. in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475

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Must be able to Provide own work truck Leadership and Supervisory skills- mentor and train crew Strong Computer Skills Operate 5000psi 10,000 psi (sweet and Sour wells) Collect Data - pressure, rates, temperatures Assist in Rig in and Rig out of equipment Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m locations across Western Canada REQUIREMENTS:

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Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , Driver’s License required! Must be willing to submit pre access fit for duty test, as well as drug and alcohol Travel & be away from home for periods of time 21/7 Ability to work in changing climate conditions

website: Methods to Apply: HRCanada@ pnieman@ Your application will be kept strictly confidential. WANTED CLASS 3 PRESSURE TRUCK OPERATOR. Driver must have experience and all related oil field tickets. Work is mostly in Rimbey and area. Experience on Combo Wash Vac Truck and Tank Truck also an asset. Please send resume to or by fax 403-887-6567 Attn: Dale Plamondon.



HEWLETT PARK MCDONALDS (50 Hewlett Park Landing Sylvan Lake) is seeking 10 Food Service Supervisors , available 24/7 for all shifts, starting at $13.12/hour. One year industry experience required. Apply in person or at RAMADA INN & SUITES REQUIRES ROOM ATTENDANTS. Exp. preferred. Only serious inquiries apply. Rate $13.50/hr. Drop off resume at: 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433

Restaurant/ Hotel


589802 ALBERTA LTD. SYLVAN LAKE DQ GRILL & CHILL at 4605 50 Ave Sylvan Lake AB is seeking Food Service Supervisor(s) (2 vacancies) with the following duties: supervise & organize staff, maintain records & inventory levels, responsible for quality control, make sure food safe & restaurant standards are met, responsible to train new staff. Prepare orders. Will be responsible for the opening & closing of business. These are permanent full time positions that will require daytime, nights, weekends, on call and split shifts. Hourly Wage $13.50 (applicant must be able to cover all shifts for this pay rate) Applicant must have secondary education with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the fast food industry, preference will be given to DQ Experience. Applicants can drop off resumes to the above address, email store at or contact Chris at 403-887-2253

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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: 780-846-2231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax).

F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to:

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE CLASS 1 OR 3 OPERATORS. Full-time and part-time positions available. Openings in several Alberta areas. Fax resume to Carillion Canada 780-449-0574 or email: Positions to start Oct. 15, 2103. Please state what position and location you are interested in.



CJ Enterprises is currently currentlyaccepting accepting resumes for: for is applications the following positions: Quality Control Manager to work from Stettler office. • WELDERS • LABOURERS • PIPEFITTERS QC Managers are responsible for overseeing and enforcing quality control pro• SUBCONTRACT CREW TRUCK OPERATORS

cedures as outlined in our Quality Control Policies and Manual. Candidate must Please fax resume to 403-742-0241 or have the following skills; a high level of attention to detail, knowledgeable and emailControl to experience in Quality regulations, guidelines and industry standards. DropResumes off resumes to 4701 42 St., Stettler are accepted by fax- 403-742-0241, e-mail, in person at 4607 - 42 Street, Stettler, AB NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Sales & Distributors


ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? ✓Motivated? ✓Goal Oriented? ✓People Friendly? ✓Driven? We have the position for you! Heritage Chrysler Jeep now requires an experienced

SALES CONSULTANT A leader in the automotive industry, Heritage Chrysler Jeep sets the pace for all others to follow when it comes to inventory, customer service, community service and commitment to people. We have premium new and preowned vehicles to help suit any of our customer’s needs! We offer a great compensation package with benefits along with complete training. Sales experience is not a must though preferred. Look at Heritage Chrysler Jeep as the final step to becoming an industry leader in customer service, job satisfaction and income.

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Heritage Chrysler Jeep General Sales Manager Attention: RYAN BOWES Fax: 403.782.3360 We thank all those that apply. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

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Truckers/ Drivers

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN(S) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: Fax 403-854-2845; Email:

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! 1-866-399-3853.


For shop position for National Coil Tubing Manufacturing Company. Tig exp. REQUIRED. 8-5:30. Some OT. 9 days on, 5 days off. Shift negotiable. Salary based on experience & qualification. Email resume, complete with references to:

Teachers/ Tutors


SHEET Metal Installer for HVAC Company. Residential or retro-fit exp. req’d. Great benefit pkg. ALSO, Shop helper required. E-MAIL resume to: info@comfortecheating. com or fax: 403-309-8302


CLASS 1 DRIVER to haul petroleum fluids in Provost/Macklin area. H2S, TDG, WHMIS and First Aid an asset. Scheduled days off. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Fax resume and current driver’s abstract to 780-753-2958. Call 780-753-0869.

DRIVER NEEDED with clean Class 1 drivers licence for busy livestock hauling position. Based out of Westlock, Alberta. Email resume to:


Business Opportunities


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

MOVINGHELP.COM. Part-time work. Full-time pay. Now in Alberta! Be your own boss! Set your own rates. Set your schedule. Apply now! Go to: Powered by: U-Haul.


WELL ESTABLISHED Hair Salon for sale in High Prairie, Alberta. Great turnkey opportunity for a new owner. 780-523-3173 or 780-523-3057.

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START YOUR OWN embroidery business for under $12,000. Turnkey operation, sales training on new 15 colour machine in Alberta. 1-855-520-4357. Now is your chance!


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READY TO APPLY! If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: or e-mail: submit your resume by October 7, 2013. We are looking for the following people to help grow our team:

SMS Equipment in Elkford, BC has moved into their brand new facility and is now hiring supervisors and tradespeople!!! We offer a wide variety of shifts to accommodate employees who want to achieve work life balance or the opportunity to work overtime. We also offer temporary staff housing while you find your own accommodation in the beautiful Elk Valley. We are one of the largest Komatsu dealers in the world and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the workplace. We Offer A Very Competitive Compensation Package.


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Academic Express


This position is full time with bene¿ts, position available immediately. Looking for someone long term, career with growth potential. NO WEEKENDS. Our GM dealership is surrounded by lakes and golf courses, Come join our team. See our website For any additional details – email or call 403-843-2244


Misc. Help

Orkin Canada is seeking full time Sales/Service Technicians for Red Deer and surrounding area. We offer competitive salary/ bonus package, company vehicle and various benefits. Clean abstract a must. Interested candidates please forward resume to rsmith@ or by fax at 403-279-4059


GED preparation to start November 5 Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930

EMF-NUTRITION (RED DEER LOCATION) has an immediate opportuntiy for a BAGGER (Packaging Operator) Details at We offer competitive wages and employee benefits. Apply; Email: Mail:715 Marion Street Winnipeg, MB R2J 0K6 Person:4747-60th Street, Red Deer, Alberta Fax: (204) 233-7245

TECHNICIAN WANTED All Makes All Models Technician with Minimum 5 year’s experience - Ford and Dodge Technicians welcome. This person should know front-end alignments and driveline repair, fuel/emission and electrical knowledge. Wages will be negotiated straight time or Àat rate Competitive Bene¿t Package, excellent work environment. Preference will be given to experienced GM technician.

Lube & Tire Technician or 1st year Apprentice

TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. currently seeks Certified Millwrights to join our teams located in the Okanagan Region of BC. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program.

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403-887-2340 Contractors Business Services #1000 - #1430



Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors


Additions & Renovations Fences & Decks Basement Development Phone: 403-588-8163


GREENHOUSE LABOURERS F/T Wage $10.50/hour Must be willing to work Mon to Sat 48+ hrs/week. Available to work flexible hours. Please apply by email to or Fax to: 403-309-7701


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

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

Misc. Services


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

Glass Shops


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



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BANKRUPTCY AUCTION. Sierra Alta Construction Ltd. Dozer, excavators, trucks, trailers skidsteer attachments & more. Thursday, October 10. 4524 - 81 Ave., Edmonton. Foothills Equipment Liquidation, 780-922-6090; Bidspotter online bidding available BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A 1st. Antique sale Oct. 6 @ 1 pm. 403-304-4791 Check website for full listing

Building Supplies

Pet Services


AT RUFF N TUMBLE DOGGIE DAYCARE AND KENNELS we provide play and socialization for your pet that will leave them happy and satisfied at the end of the day! Daycare and overnight stays available. Please contact us for booking a stay or play day! Phone 403-782-5322.


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. ONE TIME FENCING. Sucker rod fence posts and steel corners for sale. Toll free 1-877-542-4979; STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www.



4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


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

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Agricultural #2000 - #2290

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.


Bi-level 4 plex. 1 1/2 baths, 5 appls. Storage. Parking. Close to schools & parks, No Pets, N/S. Avail Nov 1st. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-358-0502

Houses For Sale

Grain, Feed Hay



RENOVATED spacious 5 bdrm. home in Big Valley, new kitchen and deck,renovated bathrooms with a large jetted tub, new floor, new windows in some rooms, double lot, nice backyard with trees, single garage with heat stove, May consider rent to own. Asking $115,000 obo. Call Gord 403-710-4085



9.67 Acres.

1730 sq.ft. fully reno’d home. $379,900. 403-318-5478

Farms/ Land


HOMES & FARMLAND, Fawcett, Alberta. Ritchie Bros Unreserved Auction. 1 HQ, 1 country residential acreage, 4 parcels farmland. Jerry Hodge 780-706-6652; Greg Cripps - Remax 403-391-2648;


Manufactured Homes

LOOK HERE! 1344sf basement model RTM, 2 X 8 walls with R-28 insulation, triple-pane windows, built by best builder in industry. $209,500. Delivery included (conditions apply). 1-877-945-1272; 1-855-347-0417; www. NEW STOCK has arrived! Best SRI 16’ & 20’ plans available. 3 bedroom/2 bath. Fabulous country kitchens. Immediate delivery - Unbeatable prices starting at $85,500. Bonus - Free skirting package. Call today! 1-877-341-4422;

Commercial Property


FOR SALE: Share of commercial building in prime location in Red Deer. Returns averaging between 8-10% annually. Professionally managed. Asking $220,000. Reply to Box 1060, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9

Lots For Sale


LOT FOR SALE Large pie lot in Lakeway Landing. West rear exposure, quiet crescent, size allows many plan options. Best lot available on west side of town. Will sell lot or build to suit. 403-505-9982

Mortgages Bought/Sold

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

MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - Handguns, rifles, shotguns, wildlife mounts, hunting and fishing equipment. To consign 780-440-1860.

BEAUTIFUL SPRUCE TREES. 4 - 6 ft., $35 each. Machine planting; $10/tree (includes bark mulch and fertilizer). 20 tree minimum order. Delivery fee: $75 - $100/order. Quality guaranteed. 403-820-0961.

SEASONED BIRCH 403-350-1664

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Al Oeming’s Thanksgiving Special Auction. Oct. 13, 11 a.m. Wonderful horse carriages, buggies & sleighs & rare horse era antiques. Full details in colour. Website: www.

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BRAND NEW HOUSE! Suited-Bi-Level Upstairs suite has 3 bdrms 2 full baths. 6 appliances. Great open concept with lots of storage. Deck in back yard. Lower suite has 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 6 appliances. Large windows. Ample off-street parking. Ryders Ridge -close to everything! Available NOW! Sorry- no pets, N/S Call to view Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-358-0502

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Bi-level 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths. Great townhouse. Bright-Open concept soaring ceilings! Deck in back yard. Off-street Parking, close to schools & walking trails. No Pets, N/S. Ready. Nov 1st. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-358-0502

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THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

Vans Buses



Sylvan resident charged with fraud, theft from employer

1976 CHEVY VAN, 106,000 original miles. Good shape. Asking $1000. 403-346-3394, 877-1352

Tires, Parts Acces.


WRECKING AUTO-TRUCKS. Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports. We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff. (Lloydminster). Reply 780-875-0270. North-East Recyclers truck up to 3 tons.


Public Notice #6000

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


A group of Lighthouse Christian Academy elementary students enjoyed a glorious, sunny day hiking Crescent Falls, gathering fall leaves for art projects and studying sedimentary rocks for science.





A Sylvan Lake man is facing fraud and theft charges following a five month RCMP investigation. RCMP received a complaint from Red Flame Industries Inc. in May reporting a former manager had stolen approximately $71,000 from the company while employed by it. The allegations revolved around both personal purchases made with a company credit card and manipulating the company payroll to pay himself more than he was entitled to receive, said RCMP Cpl. Kevin Halwa in a news release. The offences occurred between June 28, 2011 and Feb. 25, 2013. Sean Keith Brouillette, 43, of Sylvan Lake, has been charged with one count of theft over $5,000 and one count of fraud over $5,000. He has been released on a $25,000 no deposit recognizance by a Justice of the Peace and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court Oct. 31st.


Honoured - Recipients of Steffie STAR Student awards at École Steffie Woima Elementary School

for September included (in random order) Dasha Hernandez, Sawyer Jackson, Olivia Ginter, Adam Holladay, Joseph Lauder, Korbin Carley, Nathan Beaulieu, Chase Cummins, Tyler Gress, Cameron Breeze, Macy Lyon, Aiden Komarniski, Kaiden Bird, Kalyn Engler, Ethan Gress, Callan Pontius, Aimeelinn Critch, Andrea Heisler, Gavin Halvorson, Blake Carson, Eastan Hughes, Morgan Applegate, Emma Clark, Parker Allred, Ashton Fonda, Reece Brigley, Aneiya Morrow, Caitlyn McFadyen, Kyeran Nystrom, Makenna Schuttenbeld, Jessica Routhier and Alyssa Albrecht. Absent were Brooklyn Potskin, Elise Laird, Jakob Weimer and Amy Kingston. The purpose of the awards is to personally acknowledge each student’s strengths, talents, passions and uniquenesses. STEVE DILLS

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Parking Lot Picnic Students and parents came out in droves for the annual Lighthouse Christian Academy Picnic in the parking lot, where parents got to meet their child’s teacher, tour the school, and enjoy some great food served by Abby Schimke and Lori Krause. The evening culminated in an epic soccer battle between the adults and non-adults! SUBMITTED PHOTOS


THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

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Fall is Around the Corner , But The Market is Still Hot! Hot! Hot!  Need To Sell? I Can Help. 4624 - 48A Avenue Close

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5 Ramsay Link






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4603 Ryders Ridge Blvd #12


4603 Ryders Ridge Blvd #5

Gord Steinbach 403-505-2004

CA0021961 CA0022596




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Carl Stepp 403-358-9300

574 Birch Way – Birchcliff Acreage 1.5 Acres



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Hurry before they are all gone! Everybody needs their own space 5131 47A Avenue, Sylvan Lake

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Sylvan Lake News, October 03, 2013  

October 03, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News

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