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Welcome Wagon promotes City and greets newcomers Canada-wide program serves to strengthen community ties BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express


eing welcomed is a great feeling. That is exactly what Welcome Wagon, an initiative run in communities across Canada since 1930, exists to do. Pryna Koberstein, Welcome Wagon representative for Lacombe, said that she finds the program has great value in helping newcomers settle in. “I think it’s an awesome service, a great way for them to get to know the community,” said Koberstein. She added that the Welcome Wagon provides many connections to local services and saves newcomers a lot of searching. Lacombe’s Welcome Wagon program has been running in Lacombe for over 30 years, said Koberstein. She herself has been involved with Welcome Wagon for about four years. She said she got involved with the program after retiring from her job with the City, then Town, of Lacombe. She said she finds the program a good way to promote the community. It is important for Lacombe’s residents to take advantage of what Lacombe has to offer, said Koberstein. Therefore, the Welcome Wagon is an important program to have as it introduces newcomers to those great amenities that Lacombe has to offer. “Lacombe is awesome but we are a bedroom community,” said Koberstein. “I just think that a lot of people don’t realize what we all have to offer here in Lacombe.” Welcome Wagon is best known for welcoming new residents to the community, but they provide other services as well. Koberstein explained it by saying it is Welcome Wagon’s job to visit people who are going through a lifestyle change. In Lacombe, that means visiting residents who are new to the community and residents who have new additions to their families. Koberstein said that Welcome Wagon also provides services to new brides, seniors and businesses but not all of those services are

part of the program in Lacombe. There are some guidelines as to what items and information should be included in Welcome Wagon baskets, said Koberstein, but representatives are largely independent. The only mandatory items for the welcome baskets are a letter from the mayor, a local map, information on the local library, information on the local recreation centre, local newcomers club, employment centre, information on transit and recycling information. Koberstein said that a big part of Welcome Wagon’s job is providing information. She said she provides a great deal of information to new residents regarding such topics as the Kinsmen Aquatic centre, the Lacombe trail system, Lacombe Corn Maze, recreation programs offered by the City and the Wolf Creek Youth Unlimited U-Turn Centre. For packages welcoming new babies, there is information from the Government of Canada regarding child safety, immunization, local hospitals and other services that benefit new parents or their new babies. The welcome packages also include goodies and samples from local businesses pertaining to the people being welcomed. For example, a package welcoming a new family might contain free cookies from the local grocery store and a free pass to the pool from the City. Other neat things, like welcome letters from the local MLA and MP for new residents or a certificate announcing the birth of Lacombe’s newest citizen for new babies, can be found in the packages as well. What Koberstein likes best about the program is meeting all the newcomers to Lacombe, she said. She added she particularly enjoys meeting new moms with new babies. “They always have these perfect little fingers and toes,” said Koberstein. “They are so sweet.” Koberstein added that she has met people from all over Canada, into the United Sates and even elsewhere in the globe through the program as well.

“It’s always interesting to find out why they are here and everyone always has a story to tell.” Welcome Wagon has value for local businesses as well, said Koberstein. “I think it’s a great way for them to be involved in their com-

munity and to create good will within their community,” said Koberstein. “I think it’s a great way for them to showcase how good the businesses are in Lacombe.” Any newcomers wishing to request a visit from the Lacombe

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Christie re-elected as mayor in narrow race BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express In a very close mayoral race for Lacombe, Steve Christie has been re-elected by a margin of 63 votes against Grant Creasey, according to unofďŹ cial results. “It’s awesome,â€? said Christie. “It’s a great feeling. I love doing what I do.â€? Christie said that he is excited to work with the new team that is Lacombe City council. He added he is happy to see incumbents Reuben Konnik, Wayne Rempel and Peter Bouwsema re-elected

and is looking forward to working with the three new councillors Grant Harder, Bill McQuesten and Wayne Armishaw as well.

‘IT’S AWESOME. IT’S A GREAT FEELING. I LOVE DOING WHAT I DO.’ STEVE CHRISTIE Christie also said he hopes he and council can carry on the momentum from last term and from this election to get to work right away. “The closeness of this election has also got the

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heart going and the blood pumping and done anything but made me complacent.â€? He added that his reelection means even more to him with the race being so close. Elections can be stressful at times for anyone who is seeking re-election, said Christie. He added that the rewards are worth the hard work and emotion put into the election and he is proud to be part of the process. Christie also said getting re-elected is a huge relief and he will continue working to encourage more and more people to get involved in the political process. “It is emotional. It is hard on one’s psyche for sure. DeďŹ nitely it is an emotional roller-coaster.â€? Calling his re-election a “Hard-fought victoryâ€? Christie commented on his opponent Creasey’s campaign, saying that the narrow margin was proof that Creasey and his team put

BIG DAY - Mayoral candidates Grant Creasey and Steve Christie met after the forum on Oct. 16 Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express to wish each other luck. Christie was re-elected as mayor on Monday. strong effort into the campaign. “It tells me that they ran a good race, they ran a good election and worked hard,�

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said Christie. Creasey agreed. “I think it was a very good showing,� he said. “Certainly not a runaway by any stretch of the imagination.� Of course, Creasey said he would rather the numbers came up in a different order but was proud of his run for mayor and said that losing, as well as winning, is part of democracy. “Naturally I’m disappointed. But that’s democracy at work.� Creasey also has expressed desire to continue to be involved in committees and boards and Christie encouraged him to do so. “We’d love to keep him involved,� said Christie. Well-known for being outspoken in Council Chambers, Creasey said that it is important for council to remember that

they can’t always be popular while making the right decision. He added that he hopes councillors will continue to speak up during council deliberations. Christie agreed that Council Chambers are a place for councillors to speak their minds and said that discussion, not necessarily the votes they lead up to, are the most important part of the decision making process. “I don’t think the vote itself is the important thing,â€? said Christie. Some of the ďŹ rst priorities for Christie and the new council include the Wolf Creek Crossing and attracting more commercial business to Lacombe, which Christie noted received a lot of attention during the campaign, particularly at the forum on Oct. 16.


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Melodie Stol is re-elected as mayor of Blackfalds BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express According to the Town of Blackfalds’ unofficial election results, Melodie Stol has been re-elected as mayor of Blackfalds for a third term. “I’m so excited,” said Stol. She added she is happy to be in such a fast-growing community and one of the first priorities for herself and council will be to man-

age that growth effectively. Making sure that growth benefits everyone from new areas, to old areas, to business owners, to families is important to Stol, she said. As for Blackfalds Town council, which was elected by acclamation, Stol said there will be a teambuilding phase where she and the rest of council learn how they will best work together. She added that council will be working

with municipal consultant George Cuff to orientate the new members and shortly after will have the municipal convention followed by budget season, all of which are prime opportunities for the new council to find out how they will mesh together. “You get to know each other pretty quick.” Stol thanked her opponent Wayne Tutty for offering the people of Blackfalds

A message from Steve Christie:

Thank you. It has been great getting to know you better. Let’s keep in touch. During my recent campaign for Mayor of Lacombe you welcomed me into your homes, your neighbourhoods, and your gathering places. I thank you for your support and I look forward to serving as your Mayor over the next four years. Please continue to keep in touch so we can work on making our community even better!

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a choice for mayor. She said that she has worked with Tutty both as mayor and councilor with past councils and added he is just as passionate about the future of Blackfalds as she, although the two of them have different methods of achieving what is best. “Wayne is a good man and he does love Blackfalds just as much as I do. I don’t think it’s ever a question that, who wants the best for Blackfalds.” Stol added that she is thankful the people of Blackfalds have once again chosen her style as mayor as the one they want representing their community. Tutty also commented on the time he and Stol had spent on council together and complimented Stol on her capabilities as mayor. “She is very capable person and she is quite knowledgeable about what it takes to be a mayor.” While he accepts the results of the election as part


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Running clean campaigns Sixty-three votes. Wow. We don’t think Lacombe’s mayoral race could have gotten any closer. It is good to see two individuals so passionate about supporting their community that they both fought so hard to be able to represent that community as mayor. It is also great to see such fine competition in an election and in politics in general. Competition is an essential part of the political process. Only by competing with each other can individuals be elected to council or any level of government for that matter. As competition is essential to elections and the political process, so too are fairness and sportsmanship. They go hand in hand. These practices should extend beyond the end of the election as well. So far that seems to be true. When the numbers came in on Monday night for the election results, Grant Creasey was quick to call up his opponent Steve Christie and congratulate him on winning the election. (Election results will remain unofficial until Friday). Christie also congratulated Creasey on his campaign and when Creasey expressed interest in still being involved with local politics

(albeit in a less official manner), Christie encouraged him to do so. It is obvious that both candidates ran fantastic campaigns. Therefore, both candidates deserve a pat on the back and should be proud of themselves and their teams. Losing by only 63 votes is nothing to scoff at and Creasey should be very proud of his accomplishment. Christie should also be happy for the close votes as it makes his victory mean that much more. Both candidates have also expressed that they are glad of the close vote because it discourages complacency from the local government. Lacombians should be glad to see that both the mayoral candidates as well as all the councillors elected demonstrated fairness and sportsmanship in their campaigns. Instead of condemning their opponents, these individuals promoted their own qualities, and they won. Clearly, this is a far better way to win votes than those used by many other politicians. Perhaps our politicians at other levels of government could learn something from the examples of our local government representatives. Politics today are sadly lacking the fine qualities of fairness and

sportsmanship. Such despicable campaign practices like attack ads and smear campaigns are becoming more and more prominent at the federal and even provincial lev-

els with each election. As such it is heartening to see that the values of fairness and sportsmanship are still upheld in Lacombe.

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Volleyball captain punished for being leader It’s a situation many of us have been in. You get a call from a friend on a Friday night that has had a few too many and needs a ride home. Recognizing your friend has made the right decision by calling you instead getting behind the wheel anyway, you make the easy decision and pick them up, knowing the few minutes of inconvenience is a small price to pay for the safety of your friend and everyone else on the road. Doubtlessly, that was what 17-year-old Erin Cox was thinking when she got such a message from her friend who was intoxicated at a party. However, things for Cox turned out much differently than one would expect. Cox, an honour student and captain of North Andover High School volleyball team in North Andover, Massachusetts, was stripped of her title of captain and suspended for five games after driving her drunk friend home from a party. After receiving a text from her friend who needed a ride, Cox ar-


VOSSEN rived at the party around the same time police were breaking it up. Police arrested several of the partygoers and charged them with underage drinking, but confirmed that Cox was not drunk, nor drinking and was only there to pick up her friend. For some reason, the testimony from a police officer who was actually at the party was not good enough for the school and Cox was punished for doing the right thing and keeping a drunk driver off the roads. There are so many things wrong with this I barely know where to start. First off, Cox never violated the school’s zero-tolerance policy. That policy is against drug and alcohol use. Cox was not drinking, nor was she using drugs. So, how exactly did she violate a policy against us-

ing drugs or alcohol without at all using either of those substances? Secondly, Cox is being punished for an incident that took place outside of school hours, off school grounds and as far as I’m concerned nowhere near the school’s jurisdiction. By what right exactly is the school punishing a student for something that has nothing to do with schooling itself ? Finally, the third issue with Cox’s suspension is so messed up I can scarcely believe it. The only reason Cox went to that party at all was to stop her drunk friend from driving home, something that is commended as the act of a Good Samaritan. Except of course when schools decide to play politics and punish students for arbitrary reasons. Playing politics and using the ‘it’s our policy’ defense doesn’t even make sense here because Cox didn’t break that policy and didn’t do anything wrong. I could maybe begin to understand North Andover High School’s actions if the reputation of school was besmirched in any way by this

incident, but it wasn’t. It’s not like photos of Cox at the party in her volleyball uniform or other such school attire were posted all over the Internet, because we would have seen them if that was the case. If anything, the school’s reputation has improved with this incident exposing that the school produces such stand-up students. Well, that is, it would have improved until that school decided to punish such students. Think of the irony. Schools are institutions created to educate. We hope from this education that they grow into responsible adults. But children learn more from schools than just what is taught by the formal lessons in the classrooms. They also learn things by how the school conducts its business and treats its students. What Cox did would be seen by many (in fact, most of the population I would hope) to be a responsible action, but she was punished for it. Just what do you think students are learning from that?

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Letters to the editor

Local resident concerned with proposed development A hidden gem in Lacombe is scheduled to undergo a transformation. Directly north of The Lakes, east of Rosedale Valley and south of the ever-advancing shoreline of Elizabeth Lake, lies a mix of trees, grasses, water, and complex vegetation, home to a variety of wildlife. The City many years prior had plans to put a subdivision on it (North Area Structure Plan). It seems the time has arrived and the required open house is in place, Oct. 24th 6 -8 p.m. in City Hall. The proposed development of Rosemont Estates and Bowett Ridge, as it will be called, will result in serious loss of wild and sensitive habitat. Decades old forests, with all their rich display of life, will be sacrificed. Animals will lose habitat. To the owner’s credit, this expansion has been held off for several years, and the public has been allowed access to walk, pick berries, even bike and cross-country ski on it. The current popular housing trend in

Lacombe is for generous-sized walkouts, and if there is proximity to a body of water, a lake view. If the developer adopts this approach, the timber must come down. It is likely that large homes, with groomed lawns, paved closes, street and cemented sidewalks will take nature’s place. With all structures, the buildings will age, and go out of style and favour, whereas the natural environment refreshes and energizes people through many generations. Ideally, this would be a wonderful location for a nature centre, however this is not realistic, given the mechanisms that are already in place and the cost. A possible modification to the already existing plan is a creative development that could incorporate the natural setting and minimize the manmade ‘footprint.’ Google “Serenbe” to see an example of a community that has maintained 70% of the natural environment. Many have been working to set vision for growth and identity in Lacombe. I

Proponent of Solid Waste Roadmap speaks out I want to commend Brian Vossen, editor of the Lacombe Express and say thank you for the excellent opinion article written by him on the Solid Waste Roadmap in the Oct. 10 edition. You hit the nail on the head. You voiced it as it was and I do appreciate that. It is true that the City of Lacombe was very remiss in the total implementation of this plan with a 2% respondent rate back in 2012. The mayor and the council members are responsible as well, for rubber-stamping this recommendation as presented by City administration. I do hope that, the City administration and the council have all learnt from this and that they will all do their due diligence in the future. This has been one big headache experienced by

two citizens who got the ball rolling. Margaret Garrett and myself took this issue on as matter of principle and the right to the democratic process. Despite some complacency by citizens initially, momentum was quickly gained once they became aware and understood the issues and how they would be impacted by the proposed changes. The citizen support received through this long and challenging process has been tremendous and I could not have done it without you. Each and every one of you kept me going when I was ready to give up. We could not have accomplished what we did without citizen support and the words of encouragement that we received. Bringing this issue to the forefront, to Lacombe

residents, has been more than a full time commitment when yes, I had other pressing matters. Let me just say that behind the scenes, this has been a very difficult and long process. Had I known that initially, I may not have jumped to the challenge. We must never feel that we will not be heard or cannot impact change. This process has taught me that it can happen. As we move forward with the new City council elected this week we need to hold them accountable, responsible for their decisions and how our City is being managed, on behalf of all the citizens of this community. This new council needs to be the voice of its citizens and not be run on their own personal agendas.

Louise Pickett Lacombe

propose that Lacombe has opportunity to move further ahead by becoming a leader in introducing innovative, newer and alternative treatments to how a space is developed, and what it is used for. It takes courage and finance to incorporate them. There is no doubt a ready market for smaller ‘green’ housing. There are choices such as affordable, compact, single-family dwellings that will hold value and be more attractive than some multiple housing choices. Neighbourhoods can be designed in smaller groups to share common open space such as garden courtyards. People are attracted to communities where the natural environment is respected, and preserved. Red Deer has maintained large tracts of such land. The Edmonton river valley is famous for its size and variety. Vancouver has Stanley Park. Groomed and urbanized ‘green spaces’ cannot substitute entirely for native growth. We have some well-utilized places

such as Cranna and the trails around Elizabeth Lake. However, there aren’t many wild areas left. Lacombe would do a service to see the value of what they have in this property and to look at ways to minimize the impact of development on this ecosystem. If you haven’t had a chance to, walk through the area, do so, then look at the developer’s proposal and evaluate if it will truly benefit Lacombe. Also take note of the water levels on and near Elizabeth Lake, which have risen significantly in the past few years. This part of the property is in a place with a high water table. May our leaders, and developers make good choices. Build and grow but do it wisely. May we, the citizens voice concern and care for the natural world around us, so that it remains with us for a long, long time. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Marlene Pavely Lacombe

Letters Policy Letters to the editor are welcomed by the Lacombe Express. We attempt to publish a cross section of opinion and letters criticizing or praising our writers or content. However we reserve the right to edit every letter if necessary for length, taste, clarity and to eliminate inaccurate or libelous statements. We prefer short concise letters, but will run letters unedited (for length) to a maximum of 250 words. Anything over this is subject to cutting. To be considered for publication letters must contain the name, address and phone number of the writer. We publish the letter writer’s name and hometown at the end of the letter. Please send your letters by fax to 403-782-5344, email to or mail to Editor at 5019A 51 St. Lacombe, AB. The postal code is T4L 2A3.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Second annual lights exchange program BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express It’s time to get efficient. The City of Lacombe is once again teaming up with Fortis Alberta and holding its Christmas light exchange program designed to reduce Lacombe’s energy footprint and help Lacombe residents save both money and energy. Guy Lapointe, community and economic development manager for the City of Lacombe, said the City decided to offer such a program after seeing a need for it in the community and seeing success in similar programs from neighbouring communities. “We wanted to reach out to our residents and provide a service,” said Lapointe. “Really it is about cutting energy costs.” To participate in the lights exchange program, bring in two strings of old, incandescent bulbs and receive one set of brand new energy-efficient LED lights. Participants can exchange for as many sets of LED lights as they have adults in their home, but must trade twice as many sets of incandescent bulbs. Only incandescent bulbs are accepted as part of the exchange, said Lapointe. He added that the program is only open to residents of Lacombe. Lapointe said that typically, the program is meant for the larger outdoor lights rather than the smaller indoor ones but both kinds of bulbs are accepted.

Last year, during the first year of the exchange, the program saw great success. Lapointe said the City obtained $1,250 worth of LED lights for the program and ran through them in three weeks. This year, the City has bumped that up to about $2,000 worth of lights, but still expects them to go rather quickly. As sustainability is the point of the program, the incandescent lights are then recycled. Lapointe said the bulbs are removed and used in art and craft projects like Art in the Park and the wires are used as scrap metal. Last year, the City recycled over 250 strands of incandescent lights. The program is funded by Fortis Alberta who provides the LED lights to the City at no cost. That means there is no cost to Lacombe taxpayers for the program either. A portion of the funding also goes to pay for the light display at and around Lacombe Memorial Centre, which is also in its second year. Lapointe said the City decided to do a lights display at the LMC after its first Light Up The Night event, where some found the light display to be lacking. He added that one person commented a city should have one central light display that stands out as is common in municipalities Lacombe’s size and larger. For more information about the program, contact Guy Lapointe at 403-7821263.

TOWN OF BLACKFALDS Bylaw 1163/13 Amending Traffic Bylaw

The Town of Blackfalds Council wishes to advise the Public that it has given First reading to Bylaw 1163/13 which will amend the Traffic Bylaw 1147/12 by amending the following in the Bylaw: •

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By adding to Section 4, the following: “(8) No person shall park a recreation vehicle (including a camper or holiday trailer), utility/cargo trailer or boat/ATV trailer upon any highway unless it is attached to a motor vehicle by which it is carried, drawn or propelled, unless that portion of the highway is designated by a sign allowing such parking. (9) No person shall park any motor vehicle, off-highway vehicle, boat or any trailer (empty or loaded) upon a vacant lot in a residential district. By adding Section 11(6) regarding copy of records By replacing Section 12 regarding enforcement of the Bylaw regarding Municipal and violation tickets By adding the definitions of Municipal and Violation Tickets

It is the intention of Council to review Bylaw 1162/13 on November 12, 2013 at 7 pm. Comments or concerns may be submitted to the Planning Department by November 1, 2013 or you may attend the Public Hearing and express your For more information or comments, please contact Terry Topolnitsky, Planning and Development Manager @ 403-885-6237 or e-mail: terry@

The City of Lacombe is growing and the current blueprint for that growth is in need of an update. The blueprint is known as the Municipal Development Plan (MDP), and it was written in 2004 with a small amendment in 2009. The MDP sets out rules for development, such as how and where land will be developed. Being a ten year old plan, many of the areas identified for development have since been developed. The MDP will look at new areas for growth and set out parameters which will allow existing areas to change and adapt so that the entire community continues to have new investment and can grow together. In order to update the MDP, a variety of land use topics will need to be reviewed and considered. The City has invested a lot of time and research into developing new plans, such as the transportation master plan and the recreation and culture master plan. The MDP Update will review all of these plans and link their goals and actions together to create a community plan that provides places for live, work, play, and energy and connections between these places. For the next seven weeks, a series of articles in this newspaper will discuss different topics that will be reviewed as part of the MDP update. We want to hear from you through our Facebook account (Lacombe MDP Update) about how these topics affect you; what should change, and what should stay the same. We also want to encourage everyone to get out and explore this great community so we are challenging you to a seven-week Scavenger Hunt. Each week there will be a clue published within the article and hints on our Facebook page. Identify the clue, and submit it to us at the end of the seven weeks and you could win an Annual Family Swim Pass or some great City of Lacombe merchandise!

Scavenger Hunt Clue #1 Since the MDP was adopted Lacombe has seen a lot of development, especially housing and new neighborhoods, but there have been changes to commercial lots, street layouts, and industrial development. In 2003, an air photo of the ‘Town’ of Lacombe was taken. Can you spot five major differences between then and now? If you need some hints, a map of 2013 can be found on our website! And in looking at the changes, what are your thoughts on how Lacombe has grown over the last ten years? For more details on the MDP Update, the Scavenger Hunt or the growth and development of Lacombe,visit our Facebook page – Growing Lacombe, or contact us at 403 782 1264.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

fyi EVENTS Five years of Halloween Fun! Come Visit us – We’re dying to see you! Get into the spirit of Halloween at the Fifth Annual Haunted (green) House at Tees. This year’s theme is a Haunted Pirate Ship. Aye, Matey! Stowaway onboard and make your way through the decks of the not-so-deserted ship. Avoid the captain or he’ll give you two choices - join his ghostly crew or end up in Davy Jones? Locker at the bottom of the deep. The faint of heart can take a walk through our pumpkin patch and view the many carved and decorated jack-o-lanterns, and young sailors-to-be can make a Halloween craft or two. The Haunted (green) House will be ready for victims (visitors) Oct. 25-31 from 7 – 9 p.m. at PJ’s Plantation at Tees, at the southeast corner of Hwy. 12 and Range Road 24-0. Admission is free, but a nonperishable food donation for our communities’ food banks would be appreciated. Call 403-7843084 for more information. Lacombe Dance Lessons - social and choreographed ballroom dancing. Traditional Two-step or Cha Cha/Jive starting in October. For details phone Cliff at 403-782-4094.

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drumming experience, or if you would like to learn piping or drumming, are asked to please contact us at 403-782-7183 or by email at amacaskill@telus. net. Practices are held at the Red Deer Legion on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and new members will start in November.

A Drumming Circle is being held at Blackfalds United Church on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10, $5 child and includes a drum. You are encouraged to bring your own drum if you have one. No experience is necessary and drumming circles help to relieve stress and aid people to feel emotionally and spiritually connected. Jeannette Hippie, a local drumming facilitator, will be lead-

the family? Contact Lacombe Welcome Wagon at 403-3489567 for free information, baby product samples as well as free gifts from local businesses. Youth Unlimited Drop-in Activites every Tuesday and Thursday, for ages 12 and up. Movies, crafts, games, and more! It costs $2/ night or $50/season (JuneSeptember). Last Thursday of the month is girls only. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. and activities run at the YU-Turn Youth Centre. The Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Red Deer College and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Calgary will play host to the 8th annual Red Deer World Religions Conference


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ing the group. Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure enough drums. Contact Karen at 403885-4151 or to register or more information. Check our web site at for details of this and upcoming events.

Real Men Sing Barbershop! The Wild Rose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus is a chorus for males of all ages who love to sing four-part a cappella harmony. We are a proud member of the Barbershop Harmony society providing entertainment at seniors’ lodges, hospitals and numerous community and private functions throughout the year. No experience is required, just a love to sing. Join us on Tuesday evening, rehearsals from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (#68 Donlevy Ave.) For information, call David at 403-342-1318 or email crozsmit@telusplanet. net. Visit

The Lacombe Legion has bingo on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the upstairs hall. Coffee time runs Wednesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. ($2 for coffee, tea and cookies). On Fridays, there are four meat draws and tickets are $2/ set of three tickets. Draw starts at 6:30 p.m. On Saturdays, there are four meat draws which start at 4:30 p.m. Chase the ace starts after meat draws.

The Red Deer Legion Pipe Band is actively recruiting experienced and inexperienced people from the Central Alberta area, who are interested in joining the Band. Anyone with piping or

New to Lacombe? Contact Lacombe Welcome Wagon at 403-348-9567 for free maps, information about the City & area, as well as free gifts from local businesses. New baby in

at RDC on Oct. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Arts Centre mainstage. People representing Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Judaism and Native Spirituality will present their views on the question ‘Can Religion and Secularism Co-Exist?’ A question and answer period will follow the presentations. Admission is free and the event is open to everyone. Drop in Pool Tournament run every Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lacombe Hotel. Taoist Tai Chi - a relaxing, low impact exercise; continuing classes year round, for those who have completed beginners or have learned Taoist Tai Chi before. Participate in classes of your choice. Available in Red Deer, Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House, and Innisfail. Contact 403-3466772 for more information. Coffee Time at the Lacombe Legion

of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fiction will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Everyone interested in the intersection of theology and popular culture is welcome to participate. For more information or to register, contact Rev. Ross Smillie at 403-782-3148.

MEETINGS W.H.O.L.E. - Widows Helping Others Live Earnestly. W.H.O.L.E. can help you adjust to your loss, to channel your grief into helping others who are struggling with loss, and to help you gain perspective as a person who has a new role to be fulfilled. It’s about widow to widow interaction and socialization. It’s about being able to express with like-minded women the pain and confusion that comes with loss, as well as the encouragement and friendship to help you once again live

a life filled with meaning and earnest life. There are no councillors present, only a facilitator to help keep conversations moving. W.H.O.L.E meets monthly and is open to widows of all ages. Space is limited, so please phone to book a spot. Refreshments will be served. Lacombe Art Guild - the guild meets regularly on the second and third Tuesday of each month. A variety of workshops are provided for developing artists. Membership is $15 per year. Contact Betty Peers at 403782-9968 or blog Meetings runs in LMC Credit Union Room at 5214 50 Ave. in Lacombe. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area. Writers’ Ink, The Red Deer & District Writers Club has weekly meetings (every Tuesday) in the old farmhouse at Sunnybrook Farm (4701 30 St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. We meet, share our writing, and offer constructive criticism to one another. We also do our utmost to improve our craft by Skyping professionals in the field of writing, by inviting guest speakers to our Spring Workshop and to the occasional meeting. Our professional library is increasing as is our knowledge gained from members who are constantly seeking new challenges and sharing successes and failures with the group. Guests are welcome! Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Joanne at 403-314-1972. An Amputee Support Group Meeting, sponsored by the Alberta Amputee Sport and Recreation Association at 7:30 in Room 2207 in the South Complex of the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Meetings the fourth Monday of each month. 403-357-3671.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Grant MacEwan was no ordinary man Grant MacEwan was a unique person. He was born on a farm in Manitoba, raised on a homestead near Melfort, Saskatchewan, earned a BSA degree (1926) from the University of Toronto, a MSc degree (1928) from Iowa State College and then was hired by the University of Saskatchewan where he began his long and distinguished career as educator, agriculturist and historian. He moved from Saskatchewan in 1946 to become dean of agriculture and home economics at the University of Manitoba. Returning to Calgary in 1951 as head of the Canada Beef Council, he became involved in politics, serving five years as alderman and mayor, as MLA for the Calgary constituency, and then as lieutenant governor of Alberta for two terms, 1966-1974. He died in Calgary in 2000 at the age of 98. MacEwan was a frugal person. And it was that frugality that gave rise to many stories of his career. He disdained the ‘Robber Barons’ as he termed those


FREDEEN who operated the railways and hotel systems. When invited to speak at functions, be they civic events or livestock meetings, he always traveled by bus and patronized YMCA accommodation. Invited as mayor of Calgary to address a board of trade meeting in Grande Prairie he walked from the bus depot to the meeting hall only to be stopped at the reception desk and asked for $10. “Why the charge?” he asked as he made payment. The reply: “We have to cover expenses for the geezer they’ve invited from Calgary to speak today.” And there never were expenses; MacEwan refused to accept even a proffered honorarium! And the same frugality became a hallmark of his

tenure as lieutenant governor of Alberta. The Vice Regal chauffeur related a story (one of many) of the time he drove MacEwan to address a meeting in Lethbridge. When he called to pick up his passenger at MacEwan’s private residence (MacEwan did not use the ‘official’ residence) he was directed to the garage where a number of items awaited loading. Then they were on their way, the chauffeur looking forward to the fine meals and accommodation he had experienced on trips with MacEwan’s predecessor. But that was not to be this time. At Calgary there was no stop at an up-scale restaurant; simply a brief pause at a grocery store while MacEwan made a few purchases then on to the Highwood River. Here on a picnic table in the roadside campground MacEwan arrayed his purchases – a wedge of cheese, a carton of milk, and a loaf of bread. But the chauffeur knew that Lethbridge would be a different story, a regal banquet in the Marquis Hotel


with MacEwan as the guest of honour followed by a night of rest in this historic hotel. The banquet lived up to expectations but the night of rest did not. It began with the drive homewards. Not until well after midnight, and some 30 miles north of Calgary, did MacEwan call for a halt. Here, in a grove of trees beside the highway, he rolled out the sleeping bags they had loaded in the trunk that morning. The position of lieutenant governor of Alberta includes the role of chief scout for the province. This was a role MacEwan embraced, welcoming Guides

and Scouts alike to award ceremonies held in the legislative chambers where he presented the Gold Cords, Chief Scout, Duke of Edinburgh and other awards for these organizations with a personal message for each recipient. He was also a voice for 4H and donated his 143acre property situated beside Battle Lake for development of the Alberta 4-H Centre. In fact, any activity involving youth and the wilderness was bound to command his attention. The last time I saw MacEwan in action was at an agricultural meeting in Saskatoon where he was the guest speaker for the

annual meeting of the Canadian Wool Growers Association. By now he was the Honorable Dr. Grant MacEwan for he was not only the ex-lieutenant governor of Alberta but also the recipient of four honorary LLD degrees. It was a January morning when my brother and I caught up with him along the city street about two miles from his evening lodging -- the YMCA of course. We gave him a lift the last two miles to the meeting hall. He had come to Saskatoon by Greyhound. When the meeting concluded he boarded the same bus line for an overnight return to Calgary.

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FIELD OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR(S) $20-$24 per hour. Field Office Administrators are permanent hourly positions that are accountable for senior administration in field office locations. This is a special role due to the remote northern project locations and living in camp quarters, often far away from amenities. It includes lengthy travel, shift work and longer than average work hours. Field office administrators oversea and implement procedures, establish work priorities and co-ordinate the acquisition of services such as accommodations, transportation for field employees, and equipment transfers. Employees qualify for the employee group benefits plan after 3 month probation. QUALIFICATIONS: • Min. 2 yrs exp. in responsible admin. role • Completion of postsecondary education • Working knowledge of construction industry regulations • Preference given to applicants w/exp. working in remote field locations. 403-347-6222 Copp’s Services Inc. 225 Burnt Ridge Road Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L4 Email: Fax: 403-406-5447


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2 MECHANICAL ASSEMBLERS 19.00/ hr. F/T - Permanent + Benefits, 40 hour work PETROFIELD Industries, week, Monday - Friday, the Leader in manufacturing Some secondary school Hydrovac trucks, is accepting education is required, resumes for the following Experience an asset. positions: DUTIES INCLUDE: * General Labourers Assemble, fit an install * Industrial Painters prefabricated parts for * Sandblasters subassemblies or finish * Material Handler products using hand and * Automotive Electrical power tools, Position, align Technician and adjust parts for proper * Journeyman Welder / fit, Fasten parts together Apprentice using bolting & riveting * 2nd Yr Welder with equipment or other fastenAluminum experience ing & joining techniques, * Production Manager Check subassemblies for quality control, Carry out Visit our website at: minor adjustment and repairs. for more details. Our Mail, Fax or e-mail Company has an Resume to: enthusiastic fast paced Business /Location working environment, with Address: RR # 4, advancement possibilities Lacombe, Alberta, Canada for the motivated person, T4L 2N4 E-mail: and offers an excellent benefit package. fax Fax: (403) 784-2060 403-742-5544 Classifieds e-mail: Your place to SELL Your place to BUY Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds, AB, is looking for new team members to STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build join an enthusiastic and stairs in Red Deer shop. growing company. MUST HAVE basic carConcrete finisher pentry skills. Salary based needed to perform on skill level. Benefits detailed and quality finishavail. Apply in person at ing as well as other related 100, 7491 Edgar tasks, minimum 5 years Industrial Bend. email: experience. All applicants and/or must be flexible for hours fax 403-347-7913 and dedicated due to a demanding production schedule. Own transporta- Truckers/ tion to work is needed. Drivers Wage will be based on experience, attitude and willingness to commit to long term employment. Please fax resume to 403 885 5516 or email to k.kooiker@ DRIVER req’d. for city & Thank you to all applicants but only those rural deliveries, must be selected for an interview able to work alone and with others. Duties incl. will be notified. driving, shipping/receiving customer service. Precast Concrete Plant in and Blackfalds, AB, is looking Class 3 with air ticket and abstract is req’d. Drop for an experienced resume off at Weldco #11, overhead crane 7491 49th Ave. or fax to operator 403-346-1065. No phone to join an enthusiastic and calls please. Only applirapidly expanding company. cants selected for an All applicants must be interview will be contacted. flexible for hours and dedicated due to a DRIVERS for furniture demanding production moving company, class 5 schedule. Benefits are required (5 tons), local & paid and lots of overtime. long distance. Competitive Own transportation to work wages. Apply in person. is needed. Wage will be 6630 71 St. Bay 7 based on experience, Red Deer. 403-347-8841 attitude, and desire to commit to long term F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. employment. Please fax resume to 403 885 5516 or Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. email to k.kooiker@ We thank preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. all applicants for their Red Deer. applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Responsibilities : -Installation/repair of windows Restaurant/ and doors -Installation of glass The position will break Hotel -Replacing sealed units and down as follows: door slabs, making screens, • 60% repairs and mainCAMERON BAY adjusting windows and doors, tenance on rental equipment HOLDINGS INC. and replacing casings • 15% on heavy trucks operating as and trailers Must have valid class 5 MCDONALD’S • 10% on light duty trucks drivers license and be • 10% on fabrication RESTAURANTS willing to undergo a • 5% paperwork and of Drug & Alcohol test. program management Ponoka, Lacombe, Stettler and Red Deer (Gasoline To apply please visit This individual will also act Alley East and West) as the shop foreman and are now hiring FULL TIME AND PART TIME CRIBBER & LABORERS insure that the shop is kept clean and organized. Food Counter Attendants. wanted. Start MONDAY This position will be home Basic duties include making OCT. 21 . 4 - 5 wks work 95% of the time. food and serving customers. in Red Deer. Wage On average 2-3 nights a All stores are 24 hours, negotiable. Contact month out of town. except Stettler, which has Kristian @ 403-588-1581 Regular Schedule, 5/2 or 10/4 extended late night hours EAGLE Builders (BlackCompetitive Wages, Benefits, and applicants must be falds), manufactures & Dedicated Service Truck. willing to work flexible installs precast concrete Applicant must have a shifts, including evening, panels, requires: 2 Mainteclean Driver’s Abstract weekends and nights shifts. nance Technicians. High Students, stay home School & min 2 years exp To apply please email moms, retired persons, in concrete product proyour resume to: we offer part time flexibility duction setting required. to fit your lifestyle, as well $30/hr. 2 (Finishing) Crew or fax to 1-866-914-7507 as scholarship programs Foreman. High School & for students. Wages range min. 3 yrs of similar experi- Classifieds...costs so little from $10.50 to 11.00 per ence required. $26.60/hr. Saves you so much! hour and we will train. Apply: Benefits are included and OK TIRE SOUTH we offer opportunities for F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS REQUIRES AN advancement. Apply in - Good hours, home every AUTOMOTIVE person at the store, on line night, $4000-$6000/mo. at or mail Contractor must have truck TECHNICIAN resume to 4419 Hwy 2A, or van. Tools, supplies & 2nd yr, 3rd yr, 4th yr Ponoka, AB, T4J 1J8 ladders required. Training or licensed. provided, no experience Apply in person, Buying or Selling needed. Apply to: 3218 49 Ave. Red Deer your home? Right behind BP’s South. Check out Homes for Sale WATER WELL DRILLING in Classifieds OWEN OIL TOOLS STAIR MANUFACTURER COMPANY IN BENTLEY Required Immediately Req’s F/T workers to build REQ’S EXPERIENCED TAP HOUSE Experienced CNC stairs in Red Deer shop. WATER WELL NORTH Operators/Machinists and MUST HAVE basic car(formerly Sam’s Cafe) is DRILLERS HELPER Production Workers willing pentry skills. Salary based now taking applications for with class 3, air. All safety to work various shifts. We on skill level. Benefits Full Time/Part time COOK, offer: RESPECT, Full tickets required. avail. Apply in person at DISHWASHER, Benefit package and Meal and Accommodation 100, 7491 Edgar SERVERS, BARTENDERS. provided when out of town. competitive salary. Please Industrial Bend. email: Bring resume to e-mail resume to Fax resume with drivers and/or 7101 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer abstract: 403-748-3015 fax 403-347-7913


with 10 years experience. If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750



LOCAL freight company req’s P & D body job driver for Red Deer/Edmonton run. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to Rocky Fast Express 403-845-2432

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Misc. Help



Misc. Help



GED preparation to start November 5


Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.

For afternoon delivery once per week


In the towns of:

CURRENTLY SEEKING QUALIFIED DRIVERS to transport rail crews throughout Central Alberta. Drivers to be based out of Red Deer, AB. No overnight stays required. Drivers must possess a valid Class 1, 2, or 4 license, with a clean driver abstract. Assisted licensing upgrade to achieve a class 4 is available. Pay is based at a rate of $14.96/hour. Earning potential is based on your availability, as operation runs on a 24/7 on call basis. Semi retired and retired are welcome. Please forward resumes and abstract to or fax to 403-980-0558

Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler

D&M Concrete (Lacombe) requires 3 Labourers to work in the precast concrete manufacturing factory. $15.39/hr. Email resume to DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295

Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of

Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303 NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver the SYLVAN LAKE NEWS & CENTRAL AB LIFE 1 day a week.


Executive Touch Massage (newly reno’d) (FOR MEN)STUDIO 5003A-50 st. Downtown 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650 TCM & Lensen Therapy In home care. Females preferred. 8 am-9 pm 4922 55 St. 403-986-1691

Misc. Services


5* JUNK REMOVAL Property clean up 340-8666

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

Moving & Storage





ESTATE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION For David Klatt & Norm Please call Debbie Lissel & guest consigners Sunday Oct. 27- 10 a.m. at 403-314-4307 Bowden Lions Hall Bowden, AB Shop equipment, Misc. Collection of Caterpillar Help toys, Semi trucks, Cars, JD tractors, Trucks, REG COX FEEDMIXERS Req’s F/T In Service Shop, Medalta with earliest mark, exp’d with farm equipment Gramophone, Brass horse bells, Glassware, China, and the ability to weld. Furniture, Art, Lots of Apply fax 403-341-5622 collectibles. Full listing & WEEKEND dispatchers pictures Check the web. req’d. immediately. Sale is subject to additions Knowledge of Red Deer and deletions. essential. Will require good PILGRIM AUCTION verbal and written communication skills. Fax resume 403-556-5531 to 403-346-0295




Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.

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

Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

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


Massage Therapy


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


Complete furnace and duct cleaning includes: • • • •

Furnace 10 Air Ducts Hot Water Tank Rotary Brushing System



For All Your Excavation Needs 403.782.3437



ANTIQUE ESTATE AUCTION Sunday October 27 11 am * Viewing 9 am Location: Ridgewood Community Hall Partial List only Antiques & Collectibles - Wood Wheel Chair - Wood Propeller - Radios - Show Case - Wall Phone - Train Horns - Grandfather Clock - Curved Glass China Cabinet - Antique Oval Pictures - Wash Stands & Dressers - China Sets - Approx. 200 Die-Cast Cars Assorted - Collector Coins - Pepsi Tray - Duncan Fife Set - Vintage Comic Books - African Soap Stone & Wood Carvings - Furniture - Parlor Chairs - Sofas - Oak Dining Suite - Living Room Suite - Bedroom Suites - Miscellaneous - Vending Machines (Snack & Pop) - Money Changer (New) - Tools - Floor Model Video Games & More. For a complete list and Directions visit Terms of Sale: Cash, Cheque, C/C, Everything must be paid for & removed on sale day (NO EXCEPTIONS), 15% buyer’s premium. Sale subject to Additions, Deletions, Errors and Omissions.

Cherry Hill Auction & Appraisals Phone 403-342-2514 or 403-347-8988

Building Supplies





Homestead Firewood Birch, Spruce, Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472

Dry Birch $200 Pine $150

Musical Instruments


DECK TABLE, in green metal, with glass top, 38”x60”, 4 chairs, 1 matching rocker chair. New, was $700. Asking $95. 8’ LIVE CACTUS PLANT $45. 3 WOOL ACCENT MATCHING CARPETS, clean. $20/ea. 403-352-8811 HIDE A BED, combination radio/phonograph to give away 403-347-5316 INDOOR/OUTDOOR ELECTRIC HEALTH GRILL. $45. 403-347-8726

Misc. for Sale


BRAND NEW 26’ 5.5” x 25’ 4.5” future steel building. Ready to be erected. Located in Central AB. Great for farm or small acreage. Must sell. 403-485-2532



Horse/Stock Trailers

4 BEAUTIFUL kittens to give away. 403-343-2522 TO GIVE AWAY Beautiful long haired, mostly white calico, 2 yr. old Cat. Has shots and is declawed, inside cat only. Needs “Cat Whisperer”. 403-347-0601

SMALL SQUARE HAY and straw 403-340-3061 SMALL Square Hay Bales: 1st & 2nd cut. SMALL Square Straw Bales 403-784-2276


TIMOTHY & Brome square bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry and covered, $5/bale Sylvan area. 403-887-2798

TO RENT HAWKUS Quik pick custom bale hauling, custom haul, 16 bale mover 403-588-1146

Farm Custom Work

Houses/ Duplexes


INVACARE Power Wheelchair. $2250. Hardly 60 5”x7’ Treated Fence used. 403-342-4318 CUSTOM HEAVY DISCING Posts. $7/ea. 403-227-2821 Hay & Pasture Land JACK LALANNE’S Subsoiling & Scraper Work CEDAR Clad solid core STAINLESS STELL Equipment Rentals wood door, 24” wide with POWER JUICER. Like new. Call Field 403-506-0592 frame. Asking $100. $75. 403-347-8726 403-227-2976 OFFICE CHAIR, $75. MANURE SPREADERS GLASS HANGING LIGHT FOR RENT, FIXTURE, $50. 3 Bunning manure spreaders, Clothing SHORT MUSKRAT FUR 3 different sizes, vertical COAT, $75. beaters, custom corral 403-343-2906 LIKE NEW, MEN’S BLACK cleaning with bunning TRENCH COAT. (Lined) SAFE STEP WALK IN spreaders on truck, Phone Size 40. Reg $200, asking TUB, new $17,000 asking 403-588-4787 Contact $60. 403-309-1838 $5900. 346-4926 or 304-9813 Lawrence Buit 403-588-1146



3 BDRM. main level, house, Johnstone Park. $1300 + d.d. 30% utils. incld’. Nov,. 1., no pets 403-970-3954, 805-6102

CUSTOM CORRAL CLEANING Buit custom services 3 trucks, Bunning vertical beaters. JD 544 loader 403-588-1146


HAY & GREEN FEED Various sizes & quality. $30-45 per bale. **SOLD**

MINI SCHNAUZER puppies, ready to go $650/ea. 403-746-0007, 877-3352

Farm Equipment


Cottage/ Seasonal


SNOW BIRDS Fully furn. well equipped Park Model in clean, gated community outside Phoenix, AZ. Renting due to health issues. 403-340-9677 email

Houses For Sale


MUST SELL New Home. 1335 sq.ft. bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. 403-588-2550

RESTORED WOOD WHEELED WAGONS 403-783-2330 or 403-704-9109

Grain, Feed Hay




WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912




PUREBRED CHAROLAIS COWS. With or without calves at side. Preg checked. 1-403-946-5936

GUITAR, Yamaha, Acoustic 12 string, two tone, beautiful shape. Comes with extra set of strings. Hard case, sold extra cost. $200. FIRM **SOLD**


DARBY AIR CONDITIONER with hoses. Exc. cond. MOVING. $125 obo. 403-347-0104.


YAMAHA P5R-500 Electronic piano w/chair. Exc. cond. $100. CANON K920 Copier machine w/metal stand. Exc. cond. $100. 403-352-8811

Stacked in a rack 1/3 & 1/2 cords. Delivery extra.

Misc. for Sale


Misc. for Sale

LIVE AT THE LAKE NW corner of Gull Lake, 3 bdrms., ensuite, 4 pce. bath + bdrm. lower level, fireplace, dble det. garage w/breeze way on 1/2 acre. $1200 /.mo + utils. Call Dennis 403-829-8291

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


NEWLY reno’d 3 bdrm. 4 plex., 6 appls, Glendale area, $1300/mo. 403-302-0488

ROSEDALE Bi-Level w/att. dbl. garage & det. shop/ garage. 4 bdrm., 3 bath. On quiet close. $429,000. See kijiji # 532958670. Call 403-309-4464



2007 YAMAHA Grizzly 700 exc. cond. $6200. 403-729-7456

Tires, Parts Acces.


500 LB Equalizer Hitch. $200. 403-346-7825

Auto Wreckers


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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519

Misc. Automotive


FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585

Service Directory

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

ABSOLUTELY FREE Call 403.782.5303

•Skidsteer Services •Gravel Hauling •Excavating • Snow Removal Now Available


Your Quality Excavating Solution

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Careers Successful Careers Start 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


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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.

Check us out at Fax or email resume to:

These are replacement positions with no guaranteed hours in Lacombe. You can change the world of someone in your neighborhood. As a Community Disability Worker, you provide high quality group care supporting adults with developmental disabilities. Motivated, compassionate and organized, you enthusiastically assist with daily living activities and social events supporting dignity, independence and empowerment. Open to learning new things, you want to become skilled in providing personal care, supporting behavioral challenges, helping with medical needs or implementing programs tailored to individual needs. As our programs operate on a 24 hour basis, shift work is required and may include weekends, depending on the needs of the program.

We thank all those that apply. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

Your grade 12 education (or equivalent) is preferably supported by some experience working with persons with developmental disabilities and personal care. A vehicle and valid driver’s license are required for these rewarding opportunities. We thank all applicants. If your skill set matches those of other competitions, you may also be considered for other positions. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Location: Lacombe We offer Àexibility, a comprehensive bene¿ts package and a supportive working environment. Police Information Check, Intervention Record Check including vulnerable sector search and/or summary of driving record are conditions of employment and the ¿nancial responsibility of the candidate. Please send resume, quoting the competition number 13-182 before October 30, 2013 to: Catholic Charities – Human Resources Of¿ce –5104 – 48 avenue Red Deer AB T4N 3T8 Fax: (403) 342-1890 We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer Serving and Employing People of all Faiths and Cultures Since 1961

Learn about current and upcoming opportunities for the Polyethylene Expansion Project in Joffre, Alberta LEDCOR INVITES ALL EXPERIENCED TRADES PROFESSIONALS Immediate and upcoming openings for the following positions: Carpenters

Crane Operators

Equipment Operators




Join Our Growing Team

LOCATION: Lacombe Centre Mall Bay 16, 5230 – 45 Street,

TIME: 9:00 Am to 12:00 PM

Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2A1

Upcoming Career Fair When: Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 Time: 09:00 to 16:00 Where: Paladin Security Group (2-4942 46 St, Red Deer )

TO REGISTER: Call the Lacombe & District Employment S Service Centre at 403-786-0044


Boston Pizza is coming to Blackfalds!! We are now hiring all positions, full and part time: • • • •

Servers (for Dining Room and Sports Bar) Hostesses Line Cooks Front House and Kitchen day and evening Supervisors • Dish Washers • Bar Tenders Boston Pizza is Canada’s #1 casual Family dining and sports bar concept. We offer competitive wages, a great work environment and career opportunities. We anticipate a December opening. We will be hiring before our opening date with paid training occurring at our Red Deer locations, so you have the tools to succeed! Please send your resume to Susan at or call Sue at 403-342-4446 during regular hours. Please note: all Serving Staff must have their Pro Serve certi¿cation to qualify for employment. We are excited to be opening in Blackfalds. Thanks for applying!

Red Deer’s #1 Tool Store – KMS Tools & Equipment

Bring a resume and be prepared for a short interview

DATE: November 4, 2013

Must have experience moving heavy equipment that is related to pipeline construction. Clean abstract. Competitive wage. Benefits available. Please fax resumes to 780-372-4238 Or email to:

Now Hiring Full-time and Part-time Security Officers in Central Alberta!


EVENT: LEDCOR Employment Corner


Community Disability Worker Competition # 13-182

Heritage Chrysler Jeep

General Sales Manager Attention: RYAN BOWES Fax: 403.782.3360

Arnett & Burgess is now accepting applications for the following:

What to Bring: Your resume & 3 professional references

If you are unable to attend, apply online at:

is looking for individuals who are passionate about tools, and are committed to exceptional customer service. If you enjoy a fast paced environment, and have a can-do attitude, we have the role for you. Employee pricing, extended health bene¿ts, competitive hourly rate and training provided for the right candidate. Now accepting resumes for full time or part time

Sales and Cashier

positions, apply in person 53 Burnt Park Drive or email

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Thursday, October 24, 2013


QUICK FEET - Lacombe Raider Kyle Popp, sporting pink socks in support of breast cancer research, sprints around the pack of Drumheller defenders in the Raiders’ first playoff game this season, Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express which they won 66-8.

Raiders carry regular season momentum into playoffs BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express It is beginning to seem like the Lacombe Raiders are an unstoppable force. Whether they are playing in the regular season or playoffs certainly seems to have no bearing on how the Raiders perform. On Oct. 18, Lacombe hosted Drumheller in the first playoff game of the season, winning the game in a landslide victory 66-8. Mike Wood said that the whole team played strong and was very balanced between offense and defence. On the defensive side, Wood said Skyler Budd and Eric Halbert stepped up their game with Budd intercepting two passes and Halbert making quite a few tackles to strengthen the game. Offensively, Wood

commended Kyle Popp (whose teammates call him Rhino) for some outstanding runs. Now, the raiders are setting their sights on the league championship and Wood said the team is buckling down to take the title. “We are a veteran team with a lot of heart and a lot strength and we are determined to end this season on top,” said Wood. “Our kids have set their goals to play as hard as they can six seconds at a time.” Lacombe’s next challenge will come in the form of a game against Sylvan Lake, another new opponent for the Raiders who won their spot against Lacombe in the playoffs by defeating Notre Dame. Wood said that Notre Dame is one of the more challenging teams in the league and thus he expects Sylvan Lake to be even more so.

He added that Sylvan Lake has a strong linebacker, leftback and a strong quarterback with a good arm the Raiders will have to watch out for. “It’s going to be a tough game,” said Wood. “We will have to play our top game for sure.” Both are games Lacombe will have to win without one of its starting players. Receiver Matt Darnell will be missing from the next two Raiders games as he is traveling to Kenya with his family as part of A Better World mission trip. Wood said some of the players who will be filling in Darnell’s position got a chance to get used to that role Friday night and the Raiders are confident they can make the game work with those adjustments. “We’ll miss him of course,” said Wood.

“He was a great asset to our team.” Luckily, Wood said the Raiders have been fortunate with injuries this season and as such there are no other holes in the team’s roster. Should they win on Saturday, Lacombe will have another big challenge waiting for them in the final, against either Stettler or Strathmore. Wood said that the Raiders’ regular season game against Stettler was their biggest challenge of the year and added Strathmore is undefeated. Either way it will be a tough game for Lacombe. “This Stettler-Strathmore game will be a beat-up game for sure,” said Wood. Lacombe Raiders play their next game at ME Global Field Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.

How do you keep your business ‘TOP OF MIND’ with your customers? Advertise in the Lacombe Express Lisa can help you with that! Just give her a call @ 403.782.5330


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

CACHS Knights have long road ahead of them BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express The Knights have some work ahead of them. After losing three straight sets to Innisfail on Oct. 17, it is clear the Central Alberta Christian High School girls’ volleyball team has some skills to work on. Coach Hans Doef said the team has a lot of raw talent and he is confident the girls can do better.

“We did not play up to the level that we can,” said Doef. “We didn’t play to win.” While CACHS lost three consecutive sets last Thursday, none of them were by any means blowouts. In fact, none of the sets were won by more than a twopoint margin. “There were some glimmers of light and hope.” Consistency was a problem for the Knights last Thursday, as it has been

much of the season. Despite making some stellar plays and pulling ahead of their opponents more than a few times, they couldn’t maintain the momentum to pull off a win. Doef said it was frustrating to watch his players make an error and then make exactly the right play the next time the opportunity arose and vice versa. Doef said the team needs to become more aggressive on the court and work on putting together a com-

plete game. As the score got closer to the end of a set in favour of either team, it seemed as though the Knights got less confident, which led to them losing the match. “When it comes to the critical moments, (we) kind of play scared,” said Doef. “That’s what happens when you over-analyze and are hesitant.” Doef said the Knights started the season off strong, but have fallen into a slump. He added the

Knights still have a lot of volleyball ahead of them to work through their issues. While the Knights are a young team and it shows, they also have a lot of talent, said Doef. However, that talent needs to be polished and the girls have a lot of basic fundamental skills they need to work on.

Doef added they are also a small team, which makes them coachable. In addition to being talented and coachable, the Knights are also very balanced. The only obstacle is developing that balance of skills so they all become consistent on the court.



Check status of 3 Government Grants/Assistance each worth $5000 or more CHECK BIG IRON’S SPECIAL DISCOUNT PACKAGE Worth more than: $5000


RED DEER 403-346-7550


View our 29 patented and patent pending inventions online at

I am grateful to those who cast their ballots for me. I am looking forward to working collaboratively with the other members of council. I will do my best for the good Sincerely,

Wayne Armishaw.

BALL’S UP - CACHS Knight Nicole Stang gets in position to set up her teammate Maria Kingma for a hit.

Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express

NOW OPEN PUBLIC NOTICE Fire Service Standards

Please be advised that recent changes to Fire Service standards have been made within the City of Lacombe, which affect the identified Fire response times offered to residents of the City. The impact of these changes affects most of the community, although some parts of the inner downtown core remain unaffected. For those areas where there is an impact, the current setbacks for zoning will be maintained but improved construction standards will be required. Alternatively, increased setbacks or sprinkling of units may offer opportunities to maintain previous construction standards. A map of the areas impacted by improved construction standards can be found on the City’s website at, or you may request a copy at City Hall. The improved construction standards will be required as of December 1, 2013. All building permits issued after December 1, 2013 will be subject to the improved construction standards. Please note that if a building permit is set to expire and a renewal is being requested after December 1, 2013, the renewal will be required to be developed with the new standards. Generally speaking the improvements to construction standards will now require: • •

• • • •


Exposed and exterior walls shall have a 45 minute fire resistance rating Cladding shall be: -non combustible or, -combustible if installed over exterior grade gypsum sheathing or masonry; or -the wall assembly tested and approved to the ULC S134 standard Sides are to be constructed same as face, no openings Undersides of projections exceeding 0.6metres to finished ground level will require protection as per 3.2.36. (5) (b) of the Alberta Building Code Soffits are to be protected by a material listed in clause with no openings and are not permitted closer than 0.45m to the property line Side windows/glazing will not be permitted

The above list is not exhaustive. Projections such as fireplaces may have further requirements, depending on how close to the property line they are. Please feel free to contact the Planning and Development Services Department at 403 782-1238 to discuss these changes.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

ARTS & LEISURE Classic show pays tribute to legendary group BY MARK WEBER Lacombe Express Fans of the enduring classics won’t want to miss OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons set for Oct. 27 at the Memorial Centre. It’s an exciting musical revue written by Motown producer and creative consultant George Solomon, directed by Michael Chapman with choreography by Paul Holmquist. Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Working My Way Back To You, Let’s Hang On and Who Loves You are just some of the hits audiences will enjoy from the songbook of those boys from Jersey - Frankie Vallie & the Four Seasons. “We put this show together in the fall of 2008,” said Solomon, during an interview from his office in Los Angeles. “It’s all about the songs, and it’s done in a humorous way. You also get to know the four characters onstage. The audience also starts to really like the four individuals, and when the show is over they know their names.” There are no big splashy special effects – just the power of the music, which is more than enough, he added. “It’s been crafted so well, you get really into it. You don’t need anything else but those four guys.” Solomon describes himself as a huge fan of Valli, and recalls his older siblings listening to his tunes all the time. “Even as a kid, (I found) his songs so catchy, and his voice was so accessible and irresistible. I find that even now when we have kids under 10 in the audience, they love this show. They come up to us afterwards, talking about how they love these songs, and how they listened to the words.” These days, there are more than 50 guys divided into teams of four performing the show world-wide. It’s a challenge to find the right performers, as producers aren’t just looking for one guy to ‘play’ Valli. “All four guys sing lead; all four are featured. You need four guys who can sing, have good comedy timing, who are good dancers and good actors on top of all of that, too.” While the smash hit Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the group, OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is a concert and

MEMORY LANE - Capturing the magic of many classic hits, OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons arrives in Red Deer Oct. 27.

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tribute, which features all the original hits as well as top 10 releases not in Broadway’s Tony award-winning hit. This includes Valli’s biggest solo hit from the blockbuster movie Grease. “I don’t think there is anybody, of any age, who doesn’t know that song. It was the very biggest hit of Frankie Valli’s solo career,” said Solomon, who is virtually a veteran performer having begun his professional career at age 15. While in New York City, he appeared in many theatrical productions and in a short time went onto receive a ‘Drama Critics Award for Best Actor’ in Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn. Scouted by an ABC TV executive who prompted him to move to the west coast, Solomon landed a lead in the show Stars on 45, which went on to be filmed and released by Universal MCA. This led to a role in the critically-acclaimed musical Dream Street for which he was the recipient of the Las Vegas Entertainment Personality of the

Year Award. He was later spotted by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., leading to an ongoing association with Emmy Award winning producer Suzanne Depasse. Solomon was also asked to create a live production with Smokey Robinson. The series Motown Review also gave Solomon the chance to perform with and for a variety of stars including Diana Ross, Bill Cosby, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, George Michael, Liza Minnelli among others. “The only one that ever really left me speechless – think I stammered – was when I was face to face with Lucille Ball. She’s such a figure of our imagination from television, you just can’t believe she’s standing in front of you.” In 1990, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To this day their music continues to thrill all ages. To that end, the cast of the show stay true to the recordings without trying to mimic or impersonate the group. As for the songs’ enduring appeal, Solo-

mon credits the songwriting finesse and Valli’s unique voice with much of its legendary nature. “I think it’s the way the songs were crafted. I see them as little stories, and I think they had amazingly catchy hooks to them. If you hear one of the songs once, you can sing it – the melody would be in your head and the harmonies are so pleasing to the ear. And Frankie’s voice – that instantly recognizable voice.” The musical revue that organizers say has been captivating audiences with its choreography, boundless energy, humour and, of course, pop songs that have become timeless. “It’s a feel-good show with great music and great performers. It’s family friendly – something you can definitely bring the kids too. It’s ageless.” For tickets, call the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre at 403-755-6626 or visit www.

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Horoscope ARIES






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Apr 21/May 21

May 22/Jun 21

Jun 22/Jul 22

Jul 23/Aug 23

Aug 24/Sept 22

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up a bit to inpsire

to begin new projects,

this week, Gemini. This

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in your own city if you

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cannot afford a trip or

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immerse yourself in

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have to say and always

new cultures.

matters as well.

keep an open mind.

works best when you embrace compromise. Listen to what others

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Sept 23/Oct 23

Oct 24/Nov 22

Nov 23/Dec 21

Dec 22/Jan 20

Jan 21/Feb 18

Feb 19/Mar 20

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a desire to travel and

with others this week.

seek adventure, but

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right now finances

with your loved ones,

won’t allow it. If you

but try not to come

can keep expenses

across as if you have

down, you may have

an agenda.

the opportunity soon.

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October 24, 2013 edition of the Lacombe Express