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Scrambling - A group of competitors tried to cross a rope net while Zombies reached up from below trying to grab their flags during the Best Body Fitness Zombie Run at Top O’ The Hill Golf Course Saturday afternoon. Each competitor was given six flags which represented their Immune System and they had a chance to earn more at various points on the course. Zombies, on the other hand, tried to ‘infect’ them by grabbing flags dangling from their belts. See story and more pictures on pages 12 and 13. STEVE DILLS

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Volunteers Wanted Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Lodge is looking for a volunteer to coordinate Meals on Wheels program which involves scheduling drivers. We also need more volunteer drivers. Please call 403-887-2555 and talk to Wanda or Carol.

Special Events Thursday, October 24 - Benalto & Area Rural Crime Watch Society AGM at 7 pm, Benalto Leisure Centre, Ag. Grounds. Elections and year end business. Guest speaker: Cpl. Mike Purse, recently posted to Sylvan RCMP. For info call Yvette 403-746-3429. Thursday, October 24 - Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival committee meeting. All interested in volunteering are invited to attend the Legion at 7 pm. Saturday, October 26 - Sylvan Lake Curling Club hosts the Sturling Fun Spiel. Saturday, October 26 - Central Alberta Singles dance 8:30 pm at Penhold Hall. Music by Double D. Members and invited guests only; new members welcome. Elaine 403-341-7653 or Bob 403-3047440. Sunday, October 27 - Spooktacular Extravaganza, a free afternoon of pre-Halloween fun from 1-4 pm at Fox Run School gym. Games, candy, bouncers. Wednesday, October 30 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ bus to River Cree Casino, Edmonton. Leave 8:30 am. Phone Joan 403-887-7614. Thursday, October 31 - We Scare for Hunger (organized by Interact). On Halloween carry a bag for the food bank with this notice. Then drop off food bank donations at École H. J. Cody High School on Nov. 1 to Room 103. Friday, November 1 - Business awards and Mermaid Ball organized by Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce. Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 3 Christmas in Markerville. Cookie walk featuring lots of choices. Friday 12-6, Saturday and Sunday 10-5. Craft show, multiple venues showcasing local artisans and handcrafters. Saturday, November 2 - Julestue (Scandinavian bazaar) and Danish restaurant experience at Spruce View Hall from 10 am to 4 pm. Lunch service begins at 11 am. To book a vendor table or for more info call Joanne at 403-227-4917 or Dickson Store Museum 403-728-3355. Saturday, November 2 - November movie marathon at Sylvan Lake Library from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Showing Beauty and the Beast, Winnie the Pooh, and The Fox and the Hound. Drop-in, free. Sunday, November 3 - Sylvan Lake Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary breakfast at the Legion. 4916 50 Ave. 9 am to 1 pm. Everyone welcome. Sunday, November 3 - Sylvan Lake Christmas Market from 11 am to 4 pm at the multiplex, 4823 48 St., Sylvan. Upstairs mezzanine level. Elevator available. 20+ vendors. Accepting donations for Sylvan Lake Food Bank and Christmas Bureau. Tuesday, November 5 - Seniors bus going to Rotary concert at Red Deer College arts centre. Limited free tickets. Call Lenore 403-887-5272.

Thursday, November 7 & Friday, November 8 Hunger Games challenge at the Sylvan Lake Library. Do you have the skills to survive in the wild? Come and find out. Events 11-12 and 2-3. Free, registration required. Thursday, November 7 - Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival committee meeting. All interested in volunteering are invited to attend the Legion at 7 pm. Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 Sylvan Lake Curling Club hosts the U18 open cash spiel. Register soon as the spiel requires a minimum of 12 teams. Sunday, November 10 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Bus to Benalto turkey supper. Pickup starting 3 pm. Phone Lydia 403-864-2230.


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 - Fit and fun exercise classes for mature adults. 10:30-11:30 am at Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre 4908 50 Ave. Bring a mat. 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.


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THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

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Susan Samson, MJ Byrtus and Bob Samson politely applauded after results were announced declaring Sean McIntyre elected as mayor of Sylvan Lake at the town’s Municipal Government Building Monday night. In the background, McIntyre’s jubilation was evident on realizing he’d won the campaign. STEVE DILLS

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Government Building after 13 of 14 polls had been counted, about 10:30 p.m. Monday night. The jubilation was evident on McIntyre’s face as he realized he’d won. After hugging his tearful wife Leah, he accepted congratulations from Samson and others who had gathered waiting for results. “Last night I spoke to Susan conveying my respect for her. The truth is she’s done so much

work for this community over the years,” said McIntyre. “Her commitment to things like urgent care, lake health are a benefit to all of us. I believe she needs to be thanked for all of that.” McIntyre said he’s “absolutely happy” with the candidates who have been elected. “I’m excited to get down to work with them.”

Voters indicated overwhelmingly that they wanted change by electing a new mayor and four new councillors during Monday’s municipal election. First term councillor Sean McIntyre handily defeated incumbent mayor Susan Samson garnering over 71 per cent of the votes cast. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 “I was totally taken back by the decisiveness of the election results,” he said during an interview Tuesday. “I was totally shocked “The Clinic That Cares” by the outcome. Completely thankful for everyone’s support. I couldn’t imagine something so decisive, overwhelming. He received 1,966 To keep your Halloween votes while Samson got decorations and candy 678 votes and Melesa out of reach of your Starcheski won 99 four legged family votes. “Everything was members! coming back positive but you never really can tell until the votes are cast and counted,” Stop by and enter our monthly draw to win he said. “I was taking Red Deer Rebels tickets nothing for granted, I was prepared for either Call now for an appointment 4640 - 44 Street result.” (one block west of the firehall) Results were Dr. Marv Mattson announced at the & Dr. Andrew Hodges town’s Municipal HOURS: Mon. to Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Surgery Drop Off: T, W, Th 8 a.m.

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Michele Rosenthal Publisher LETTERS TO THE EDITOR POLICY The Sylvan Lake News welcomes letters to the editor on current issues and concerns from its readers. Letters must include the writer’s first and last names, address and phone number. Letters will be published with the writer’s name and city, town or country of residence (address and phone number not for publication). Letters signed with aliases, pen names or those left anonymous will not be used. The Sylvan Lake News reserves the right to edit all letters for length, clarity, legality, personal abuse, good taste and public interest. Not all letters may be published due to any of the previous editing reasons or availability of space. Please make letters legible (typed is preferred) and brief (under 250 words). The Sylvan Lake News thanks you for your interest in the “letters” page and encourages your comments, pro or con, through this popular public forum. Mail or drop off submissions to: Letters to the Editor, Suite103, 5020 50A Street, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1R2. Fax: 403-887-2081. Email: Copyright Notice All printed material, including photographs and articles, is the sole property of Sylvan Lake News. No reproduction of this material is permitted without permission of the publisher.

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What will it take to get residents interested? Surprised! That’s the most poignant comment we have for the result of Monday night’s election in Sylvan Lake. We definitely predicted a much closer outcome in the mayoralty race. In fact, we were so out-of-touch that we thought it would be a toss up which candidate was selected winner, based on how many electors were convince to vote. Both candidates had plenty to recommend them to the job of guiding our community during the next four years. However the real surprise was the total lack of interest shown by over 6,500 residents of Sylvan Lake. Just 2,855 ballots were cast in the election while there were an estimated 9,500 eligible voters, according to town figures. That calculates to a voter turnout of just 30.01 per cent, and is down from 31.2 per cent who marked their ‘X’ to select the last mayor and council. It’s been said that a close mayoralty race is likely to spur more voters to take the time and make the long journey to the community centre to cast their ballot. We thought the decision presented to our community Monday would have been that spur. Somehow we were wrong. Ten candidates vying for six councillor positions, all out campaigning, meeting new people and engaging our residents, we felt should have also added to interest in who will guide our future. The one thing we can draw from the dismal response, though, appears to be that two-thirds of our community is happy with the ways things have gone over the past three years and don’t see a need for much change in the future.

BY KERRY TOWLE, MLA SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS After a great year of meeting with seniors from across the province to discuss issues that matter to them, I am looking forward to getting back to work in the Legislature advocating for seniors. As the Wildrose Official Opposition Seniors Critic, I am proud to be bringing forward a bill this fall that will help protect seniors in their golden years. Bill 208, the Seniors’ Advocate Act, will create a Seniors’ Advocate as an office of the legislature, which is independent of political interests and can represent the views of seniors. The Seniors’ Advocate will stand up for the rights and interests of all seniors. Since being appointed Seniors Critic, I have heard loud and clear that seniors face some of the most daunting challenges in Alberta. For instance, Alberta Health Services used to have a “divorce-by-nursing-home” policy that would see married couples in long term care split up for bureaucratic convenience. Not only was it unfair to seniors, it placed a tremendous burden on families, as

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On our first listing of Sylvan Lake election results, 4,594 people saw the post which “officially” proclaimed McIntyre the town’s new mayor. The post with the final vote was seen by 1,741 people. All those were informed of the bare details before our paper was printed. But for more detailed information we’re sure they’ll be reading the paper and checking us out online at If you haven’t ‘liked’ us yet, check out Sylvan Lake News on Facebook. After all we spend considerable effort maintaining our reputation as the trusted ‘news’ source for Sylvan Lake.

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Those who did vote, however, clearly selectSTEVE DILLS ed a young mayoralty SYLVAN LAKE candidate, Sean NEWS McIntyre, who’s promoted change and greater engagement with the public. It seems he’ll have a long road to climb to achieve his goal of garnering reaction from what appears to be an apathetic community. You know, it’s interesting when we review stories of recently past elections, that in May 2011 voter turnout in Sylvan Lake was 47.3 per cent to return Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen to the House of Commons. A similarly high percentage of people in Sylvan Lake voted during the provincial election in April 2012 when Wildrose candidate Kerry Towle was elected MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake. Such a disconnect between the provincial and federal contests and the local election race. Yet, everything we hear is that people are more connected to the local politicians because they’re at the grassroots. What will it take to create a race interesting enough to get local residents involved in local decisions? Growing It was gratifying to note as results trickled in from Monday night’s election that there was lots of interest from the Sylvan Lake News Facebook followers. Our ‘like’ number climbed over 900 with 52 new people ‘liking’ our page in the 24 hour period after the time we began posting up-to-the-minute results.

Sylvan Lake branch Red Cross benefitted to the extent of $100 by the Kinsmen Charity Livestock Sale, held in Red Deer last August. ♦ ♦ ♦ On Thursday night parcels were packed for Sylvan Lake personnel

loved ones could be sent as far away as 100 km. from where they have lived all their lives. Thankfully, pressure from seniors and the Official Opposition forced government to revisit the policy and reduce the distance seniors can be sent from their homes. However, the policy should still be scrapped altogether. A Seniors’ Advocate could help by representing seniors from around the province in the legislature, by highlighting policy problems and demanding timely solutions. In another instance, the Associate Minister of Seniors and the Minister of Health stood by their previous onebath-per-week policy. This policy degraded our seniors. With pressure from the Official Opposition and the media, this policy too was revisited. There has got to be a better way to address seniors concerns in a timely manner rather than having to fight tooth and nail every time a bad policy emerges. KERRY TOWLE MLA

serving with the armed forces overseas. Each parcel contained: a Christmas cake, towel and face cloth, razor blades, flints, shoe polish, two handkerchiefs, braces, comb, tooth paste, shoe laces, three chocolate bars, nuts, candy, shaving cream, two packets cigarettes, chewing gum, and a pair of hand knitted socks. ♦ ♦ ♦ Sylvan Lake I.O.D.E., appeals to residents for more used clothing for Polish relief. The only requirements are that the clothing should be clean and wearable. ♦ ♦ ♦ Lieut. Col. F. L. Appleton, formerly of Sylvan Lake, has bee promoted from the rank of Major. He is at present stationed in Calgary. ♦ ♦ ♦

I believe a Seniors’ Advocate will keep Alberta Health Services’ treatment of seniors in check, as well as provide a strong advocate for seniors in long-term care. The Seniors’ Advocate’s other duties would include assisting in appealing or reviewing a decision relating to long-term care or residential care, representing seniors under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act, or advocating on any other regulated matter. The Seniors’ Advocate could also investigate any systemic issues arising from a serious injury or other problems if warranted. Last winter I spent two weeks touring Alberta listening to seniors and their concerns. Seniors I met with overwhelmingly supported the idea of creating a Seniors’ Advocate to stand up for their rights and to represent their interests. With the need for a Seniors’ Advocate so apparent, supporting Bill 208 is clearly not a partisan matter. I ask all Albertans, young and aging, to urge the government to support Bill 208 in the legislature this fall. The Seniors’ Advocate is a part of building a better Alberta, and I hope to achieve all-party support in creating the office of the Seniors’ Advocate to be a strong voice for seniors.

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At a meeting of Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce held in the hotel Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. the following officers were elected for the ensuing year. President - A. Kinasewich, First Vice President - W. Tennant; Second Vice President - Bob Munson; Third Vice President - J. Shippelt; Past President - G. N. Fisher; Secretary - J. May; Treasurer - Mrs. P. Blakely. ♦ ♦ ♦

The Alberta Synod of the Presbyterian Church is meeting this week in St. Andrews Church, Lethbridge. At the session Tuesday night, Rev. John Yoos of Sylvan Lake, was elected to its highest office, that of Moderator. Rev. Yoos and Mr. Stewart Craven, representative elder, are those attending from here. ♦ ♦ ♦ Sylvan Lake Art Class began its activities on Oct. 10. Eight new students have enrolled. Students now come from Burnt Lake, Benalto, Eckville, Withrow and Rimbey, besides Sylvan Lake. Election of officers took place. New president is Miss Betty Schanff; Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Muriel Innes, Supervisor is Mrs. Norma McNamara.


THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

Citizenship, academic excellence recognized at Cody awards night BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

The Stevenson Fine Arts Centre was filled to capacity over 200 people gathered to applaud and congratulate deserving H. J. Cody students who were recognized for academic excellence and community involvement during the annual awards night last Friday. “It definitely takes a community to raise a child and this community has been very generous with its support through sponsorship of awards,” said emcee Vice Principal Darcy Marshall. “Without that support, many of the efforts of the students would not be able to be recognized.” He noted later in the program that between $60,000 and $70,000 was given to students to further their education, $43,700 of that through the provincial government’s Rutherford Scholarships. “Awards night is a special event for a number of reasons,” said Marshall. “The students who will be receiving awards tonight have shown that they understand the four pillars of our school — knowledgable, communication, professional and caring. Their knowledge is evident. They have the ability to communicate their knowledge. The professional way that they conducted themselves with the emphasis on education. They care — therefore they succeed.” Following and the awards and recipients in a variety of categories.

Art and Soul Awards For top overall mark in art and funded through proceeds of the Art & Soul event. These students have shown artistic talent, dedication, and appreciation for visual arts. Art 9 - Georgia Dosser; Art 10 - Breanna Tait; Art 20 - (tied) Breanna Allen and Isabella Larsen; Art 30 - Bailey Miller.

CTS Awards Recognize students who have excelled in communication, home economics, outdoor education and industrial arts. Strategic Communication Technology Award to top student in one of the following areas: animation, video, programming, web design, photography and/or graphic design - Wyatt Downie. Sobey’s CTS Foods Award to top student in food studies classes in senior high - Brooklyn Soley. Rona Building Supplies Top Grade 9 Woodworker Award for top mark in Grade 9 shop/woodworking - Emma Kooiman. Boston Pizza Metal Work Award for top high school student in area of metal work - Gabriel Galang. Falcon Homes Top Grade 10-12 Woodworker Award to student in high school with top mark in shop/woodworking - Tristan Hagan. Meadowlands Outdoor Education Award - Austin Moore.

Drama Awards Recognize students for top overall mark in drama and are funded through proceeds of Art & Soul. These students have shown talent, dedication and appreciation for dramatic arts. Many have been in past productions or will be in this year’s production “Village of Idiots” which takes place Dec. 3-7. Drama 9 - Amber Carson; Drama 10 Whitney Lehman; Drama 20 - TJ Sloboda; Drama 30 - Shaye Lyons.

Fitness and Health Awards Top Grade 9 physical education student, sponsored by Meadowland Golf Club Kassidy Mason; Top high school physical

education student, sponsored by Sylvan Lake Golf & Country Club - Morgan Drews.

Language Awards French Immersion award, sponsored by the school - Kiana McCluskey; Spanish award, sponsored by Dairy Queen - Madison McDonald.

Music Awards Boudeaux Music Award for most improved in Grade 9 music, sponsored by Margaret Boudeaux in memory of her husband Ray Keenan Degenhardt. Top band and choral awards are funded by Art & Soul: Band 9 - Ceanna Muller; Band 10 - Brianne Hughes; Band 20 - TJ Sloboda. 212 Degree Spirit Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the H. J. Cody Band through love and appreciation of music, effort and reliability, courtesy and respect towards others and willingness to go the extra mile, sponsored by Art & Soul Shaye Lyons. Choral 9 - Jennifer Meier; Choral 10 Brianne Hughes; Choral 20 - TJ Sloboda. Warkentin Choral Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to H. J. Cody Choir through leadership and personal commitment to excellence in vocal performance, sponsored by Art & Soul - (tied) Bennett Hreherchuk and Sheldon Walker.

The Best Body Fitness awards, presented to the top male and female Grade 11 students who best combine academics and athletics were won by Cam Lee (left) and Phoenix Schultz (right) and presented by teacher Lindsay Vandermeer (centre).

Academic Awards - Grade 9 K & E Commitment to Excellence Award to the student who shows strong work ethic, attitude, and co-operation, sponsored by Town of Sylvan Lake - Hunter Everaers. The following are presented for achieving highest marks in the subject. Language Arts 9, sponsored by H. J. Cody fund (three winners) - Brady Elsbett, Hailie Ludington, Meg Warrener; Gary Mawer Memorial Award - Math 9, sponsored by H. J. Cody fund (three winners) - Jessica Beckwith, Amber Carson, Derian Halsey; Hugh Jesmer Memorial Award - Science 9, sponsored by Sylvan Lake Lions Club (three winners) - Amber Carson, Bobbi Cerin and Emma Laqua; Social Studies 9, sponsored by Town of Sylvan Lake - Emma Laqua.

Academic Awards - Grade 10 English 10-1, sponsored by Bower Dental Center - Breanna Tait; English 10-2, sponsored by Bower Dental Center - Marina Workman; Math 10-C, sponsored by H. J. Cody fund (three winners) - Breanna Tait, Madison McDonald, Gabriel Galang; Math 10-3, sponsored by Canadian Tire - Dylan Bachman; Science 10, sponsored by Fugler Clinic - Nicole Hartley; Science 14, sponsored by Canadian Tire - Dylan Verbeek; Social 10-1, sponsored by Streetwise Driving School (two winners) - Liam Carson, Whitney Lehman; Social 10-2, sponsored by H. J. Cody fund - Kolby Gress.

Academic Awards - Grade 11 Biology 20, sponsored by H. J. Cody fund Joy Fugler; Chemistry 20, sponsored by Prairie Bus Lines - Keelan Ellerby; English 20-1, sponsored by Dr. Inglis - Michelle Bentley; English 20-2, sponsored by Dr. Inglis - Jamai Bell; Math 20-1, sponsored by H. J. Cody fund - Randi Derbyshire; Math 20-2, sponsored by Value Drug Mart - Raina Stewart; Math 20-3, sponsored by Value Drug Mart - Sean Fitzgerald; Physics 20, sponsored by H. J. Cody fund - Paul Kim; Science 20, sponsored by Scott’s No Frills Deon Ternovoy; Science 24, sponsored by

H. J. Cody Principal Dave Elwood (back) presented awards to students achieving the top mark in their grade — Alex Donaghy (Grade 12), Amber Carson (Grade 9) and Breanna Tait (Grade 10). Absent was Paul Kim (Grade 11). STEVE DILLS PHOTOS Value Drug Mart - Sean Fitzgerald; Social 20-1, sponsored by Rowanoak Law Office Paul Kim; Social 20-2, sponsored by Value Drug Mart - Kennedy Chittenden.

Academic Awards - Grade 12 Biology 30, sponsored by Scott’s No Frills Bennett Hreherchuk; Chemistry 30, sponsored by Staudinger Memorial Fund - Alex Donaghy; Physics 30, sponsored by Rowanoak Law Office - Alex Donaghy; Peter Ridgeway Memorial Award, English 30-1 - Bennett Hreherchuk; Diane Hutchison Memorial Award, English 30-2 - Shane Lehman; Math 30-1, sponsored by Dr. Inglis - Gabrielle Hamilton; Math 30-2, sponsored by HSE Integrated - Terry Wendland; Math 30-3, sponsored by HSE Integrated - Hailey Beauchamp; Social 30-1, sponsored by Town of Sylvan Lake - Natasha Bhola; Social 30-2, sponsored by Town of Sylvan Lake - Kolson Moore. CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

Alex Donaghy won the Governor General’s Academic Medal for highest academic standing in Grade 12.


THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

Moore elected to Red Deer County council; Lorenz re-elected BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS


- Sharon Graham, chairperson of the Poppy Fund at Royal Canadian Legion, Br. No. 212 Sylvan Lake, presented a $900 cheque to 7 Penhold Royal Canadian Air Cadet Corp, accepted by Capt. Stefn Dodman, at the Legion’s general meeting last Tuesday. LISA SWEET

Having been elected to represent Division 6 in Red Deer County, Christine Moore couldn’t be any happier about being a part of a council she’s long admired. She feels her hard work campaigning over the past several weeks has paid off, after she was elected Monday night with 247 votes over Joe-Anne Matejka’s 88. “I’m really, really happy and honoured,� she said. “When it’s your first time, you’re never sure. You just never know.� Moore feels she’s been able to connect with residents of the division through her time campaigning, and wants to continue to do so now that she’s been elected. “I really believe in working with people and listening,� she said. “We’ve got to engage people more — that’s what I’ve heard on the campaign trail, and my plan is to engage this division.� Increased engagement doesn’t require an election, she feels.

“There’s so much that we can do because of the technology that we have, so I look forward to that, and I look forward to hearing what people want and what their vision is.� Another aspect of being on council she’s excited about is working with Mayor Jim Wood, with whom she’s acquainted through her role as a member of Red Deer College’s board of governors. “I think he’s a great champion for the county, and very well respected,� she said. Moore will also be working alongside Richard Lorenz, who was re-elected in Division 5 with 390 votes. He defeated challengers Rod English and Jim Lougheed, who had 277 and 285 votes, respectively. “It’s just a really nice report card,� said Lorenz. “I’ve worked hard in the last three years to represent the people out here, and I’ve got a good response, so I’m very happy with how it turned out.� With the election now over, he is intent on getting straight back to work. “There’s no break here. Things need doing, and issues need to be addressed,

so we’ll just keep moving forward,� he said. Maintaining and improving roads throughout the county is one such issue, he added. “We have more and more traffic on these roads, and it’s just a constant thing to keep up a grid system that we can move traffic through for people to get to work and do their business, and still not affect the farming community.� Ties in ballot counts resulted in random draws being held in Divisions 3 and 4. In Division 3, Don Church was elected after winning the draw against Penny Archibald. Both candidates received 288 votes. In Division 4, Connie Huelsman was elected after winning the draw against David Hoar. The two were tied after each receiving 328 votes. Recounts held Tuesday confirmed the initial counts where the candidates were tied in both Divisions 3 and 4. The county’s organizational meeting takes place Tuesday.

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Megan Chernoff topped the poll for councillors with 1,817 votes. Graham Parsons placed second with 1,432, Jas Payne was third with 1,372, Matt Prete was fourth with 1,237, Christina Lust was fifth with 1,229 and Dale Plante was sixth with 1,165 votes. Unsuccessful candidates were incumbent Rick Grimson with 1,029 votes, Wendy Sauvageau (964), Charlie Everest (880) and Neil Evans (869). Marilee Littman, executive assistant to mayor and council, reported 2,855 ballots were cast. With 9,500 eligible voters that was a turnout of 30.07 per cent down from 31.2 per cent of voters who cast ballots (2,355) in the 2010 election. “I was certainly looking forward to a marked increase in voter turnout,� said McIntyre. “At the end of the day it’s each resident’s decision whether they want to participate in democracy or not. My job is to

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tive and in tune with everything that’s happening.� Commenting on his campaign, McIntyre thanked his wife Leah, “who’s been with me every step of the way and so supportive. I couldn’t ask for anything more.� Likewise his parents and brother “have been amazing�. And “other candidates for council have been supportive and encouraging. It’s going to be exciting to work with them.� His brother Edward “worked tirelessly on his campaign material and website�. McIntyre also thanked Dan Weik for helped with his campaign. In a message to residents on Facebook, Samson congratulated McIntyre and new council members. “Thank you to the residents for the privilege of allowing me to be part of the governance of this community. “We have accomplished so much and have so much to be proud of. 100 years strong!� She added, “as a community supporter for the past 33 years, I will continue volunteering in the areas that are meaningful to all of us.�

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ernment comes through my position. It’s something I know I can affect directly and I’m excited I can start on that right away.� Urgent care is another priority for our local government. “I’ll be meeting with the committee and doing everything I can to throw my weight behind that effort. It’s something we need immediately.� McIntyre resigned from his job as an insurance broker at Sylvan Agencies in September after deciding to seek the mayor’s position. “I had a huge amount of support from the owners to pursue the mayor’s office,� he said. “Now it’s down to work. That’s what I’m really excited about, to work for the people, it’s an honour.� He plans to “devote a huge amount of time� to the position. “I think Sylvan Lake deserves it. You’ve got a lot of work to do, not only in change, but in day-to-day operations. The mayor needs to be atten-

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represent everyone of them whether they voted or not.� McIntyre is raring to get going. He planned to be in the office Wednesday to meet with Betty Osmond, the town’s chief administrative officer and prepare for the organization meeting and swearing in of council on Monday, Oct. 28. “First on my list is to start a relationship with the new council. I’m hoping to work with them to bring out the best in us for the good of the community,� he said. “Make sure we’re functioning in our strengths. It’s a diverse team.� Communications is one of the items McIntyre featured in his campaign. “Communications change starts immediately with council, internal implementation of a communications strategy,� he said. “I predict the public will notice change right away with external communications. As mayor, communications coming from the municipal gov-

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Citizenship, Excellence and Leadership awards For most of these awards, particularly at the Grade 12 level, students must fill out an application giving details and evidence of what they have done to be deserving of the awards. Some also require character references and letters. “We feel this process gives the students a chance to realize how important volunteering and citizenship is and how good it feels to look back at their accomplishments and know they have made H. J. Cody School and Sylvan Lake a better place,” said emcee Vice Principal Darcy Marshall. Sylvan Lake Arts Society Award for top art student attending post-secondary school who is conscientious and community service oriented - Chantel Head. Nabors Production Services Construction Safety Award to student who exhibits excellence in construction safety - Evan Veal. Merit Contractors Association Award to student who shows excellence in construction related courses - Graham Swanson. Kathleen Ostrom Memorial Award to female student who is community minded with strong academics and work ethic Roshell Organ. Anne Rowberry Memorial Award, in honour of a long time physical education teacher and coach at H. J. Cody, recognizes a female

student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to Lakers women’s basketball - Alex Donaghy. Jake Jacobs Memorial Athletic Scholarship in honour of a former teacher and vice principal at H. J. Cody, to a school athlete who is attending post-secondary - Morgan Drews. Best Body Fitness Awards, to top male and female Grade 11 students who best combine academics and athletics, sponsored by Best Body Fitness - Cam Lee and Phoenix Schultz. Jostens School Spirit Award, to the Grade 11 student who best demonstrates school spirit, supports academics, fine arts and athletics. They are a true ‘Laker’ and proud of it - TJ Sloboda. Rouillard Law Tribute Award, to a Grade 12-2 student or trades student who is well rounded, volunteers in the community and has strong academics - Joey O’Donnell. Steffie Woima Scholarship, to a student who exhibited high achievement, school citizenship and is attending post secondary Thomas Bystrom. Town of Sylvan Lake Citizenship Awards, to a male and female Grade 12 student who has shown strong community involvement and are attending post-secondary institution - Chantel Head and Brent McLean. M. J. Maxson Award, to a student living in Red Deer County who is registered in a university program and not eligible for the Rutherford Award at the Grade 12 level, in honour of long time county resident Magnus Johann Maxson - Brooklyn Soley. Lions Legacy Scholarship, to a deserving

student who best illustrates the combination of good marks, school participation, need and community involvement - Shaye Lyons. Sylvan Lake Heritage Handcraft Society Citizenship Award, to a student who shows exemplary citizenship as well as commitment to school and community - Shaye Lyons. Chase Cornford Memorial Award, in honour of a former Grade 10 student who passed away with cancer. This award goes to the student who best demonstrates academics, athletics, citizenship and leadership, the characteristics of strength and determination in Chase’s honour - Tyler Ledwos. Rotary Humanitarian Awards, to Grade 11 and 12 students who show community involvement and school citizenship Jacqueline Starcheski and Kirstynn Joseph. Rotary Club Scholarships, two $1,000 awards to students who best meet the Rotary 4-Way Test (Is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned, will it build goodwill and better friendship, and will it be beneficial to all concerned), to students enrolled in a post-secondary institution - Gabrielle Hamilton and Morgan Drews. Red Deer College (RDC) Regional High School Access Award, given out at each Central Alberta high school to a student attending RDC who applies for the scholarship. Alex Donaghy was selected from several applicants. Dr. Martin Long Award, to a student who has honour marks and has demonstrated strong community involvement and citizenship - Alex Donaghy.

Top Achievers Awards Top marks overall Grade 9 - Amber Carson; Senior high academic achievers awards, top marks based on Rutherford criteria; Grade 10 - Breanna Tait; Grade 11, sponsored by Timelapse Productions - Paul Kim; Grade 12 - Alex Donaghy. Rutherford Scholarships - Chais Avery, Logan Bittner, Thomas Bystrom, Alex Donaghy, Morgan Drews, Gabrielle Hamilton, Chantel Head, Brooke Kentz, Jordan Kril, Tyler Ledwos, Shaye Lyons, Mackenzie Machulski, Cassandra Main, Tyson Maton, Brent McLean, Erin Miller, Kolson Moore, Riley Prediger, Bryanne Smith, Taylor Solberg and Devon Upton. The 21 recipients were presented with a total of $43,700. The scholarships are presented by the province to students who achieve an average of 75 per cent or better in five eligible courses in Grade 10, 11 and 12. Students receive $400 for 80 per cent or better in Grade 10, $800 for Grade 11 standing and $1,300 for Grade 12 standing. They receive $300, $500 and $700 for averages between 75-79.9 per cent in Grades 10, 11 and 12 respectively. The awards are presented when their attendance at a post secondary school is confirmed so those who delay their education receive the scholarship when they resume. Governor General Medal for highest academic standing - Alex Donaghy. “This award does not have a dollar value strictly associated with it, but it shines the brightest,” said Marshall.

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Two councillors returned in Lacombe County elections BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

While ratepayers in the west end of Lacombe County didn’t have to visit polls in Monday’s municipal election, two councillors were returned in the eastern end of the county. Rod McDermand was re-elected for his

fifth term in Division 1, defeating Ossie Eggenschwiler 197-116. In Division 2, Brenda Knight won a second term with 328 votes, defeating Tony Jeglum (210 votes) and Stephen Holt (38 votes). Barb Shepherd was elected to her first term as councillor for Division 3 after receiving 234 votes. David Powell won 157 votes in

the division which was formerly held by Cliff Soper who chose not to run again. The other four councillors were acclaimed after they were the only candidates to file nomination papers for their divisions. Dana Kreil (Division 7), Keith Stephenson (Division 6), Ken Wigmore (Division 5) and Paula Law (Division 4) didn’t have to campaign. Kreil will be entering her second term,

Stephenson his third term, Wigmore his fourth term and Law her second term. Stephenson was the only councillor acclaimed in 2010. Lacombe County’s reeve is selected by the winning councillors at an organizational meeting following the election. Ken Wigmore has held that position during the past term.

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LAKERS: No games

WATTS PROJECT LAKERS: Lakers 11 vs Young Guns Lakers 4 Lakers 7 vs Young Guns Lakers 8 +of the Week – Kaelin Nicks



CO-OPERATORS INSURANCE ATOM LAKERS Lakers 6 vs Caroline Colts 4 +of the Week – Ella Gulayets

SYLVAN LAKE AGENCIES ATOM LAKERS Game 1 Lakers 6 vs Red Deer 5 Game 2 Lakers 15 vs Rocky Mountain House 1 +of the Week – #4 Connor Claughton SERVUS CREDIT UNION ATOM LAKERS No games STRATEGIS GROUP ATOM LAKERS No games

TRILLIANT PEEWEE LAKERS No games SCOTIA BANK PEEWEE LAKERS Lakers 13 vs Ponoka 2 +of the Week – Renn Bryk COMFORT INN PEEWEE LAKERS No games ETR PEEWEE LAKERS No games SYLVAN CONCRETE BANTAM LAKERS Game 1Lakers 4 vs Airdrie 2 Game 2 Lakers 3 vs Red Deer 1 +of the Week – Lane Brann


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Weekly Game Results! MELCOR LAKERS WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK MELCOR FOR THEIR SPONSORSHIP YOUNG GUNS DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 7 vs. Lacombe 11 Lakers 7 vs. Blackfalds 8 +of the Week – Loden Komarniski DAIRY QUEEN DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 8 vs. Blackfalds 6 +of the Week – Adam Clavier WATTS PROJECTS DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 7 vs. Lacombe 6 +of the Week – #10 Fin Vermette DYNAMITE 4 DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 11 vs. Ponoka 2 Lakers 8 vs. Rimbey 11 +of the Week – #5 Lucas Brinston

For the weekend of October 18 - 20, 2013

CASTAWAY SPORTS NOVICE LAKERS Lakers 4 vs. Red Deer 11 +of the Week – Castaway Sports

TERRY’S LEASE MAINTENANCE LAKERS Lakers 8 vs. Blackfalds 2 Lakers 10 vs. All About Bouncing 3 +of the Week – Rene Simon ALL ABOUT BOUNCING NOVICE LAKERS Lakers 9 vs. Ponoka 8 Lakers 3 vs. Terry’s Lease Maintenance Lakers 10 +of the Week – Drake Olineck

SERVUS CREDIT UNION ATOM LAKERS Lakers 25 vs. Hobbema 0 Lakers 13 vs. Delburne 5 +of the Week – Michael Arthur and Easton Robert

STRATEGIS GROUP ATOM LAKERS Lakers 1 vs. Rocky 7 Lakers 4 vs. Blackfalds 1 +of the Week – Hailey Selent CO-OPERATORS INSURANCE ATOM LAKERS Lakers 6 vs. Rimbey 11 +of the Week – Zoe Dickens

DIVERSIFIED PRODUCTS NOVICE LAKERS Lakers 4 vs. Rimbey 8 Lakers 3 vs. Blackfalds 4 +of the Week – #1 Hudson Little

TRILLIANT PEEWEE LAKERS Lakers 13 vs. Lacombe 2 Lakers 5 vs. Wheatland 2 +of the Week – Deegan Mofford

SYLVAN LAKE AGENCIES ATOM LAKERS Lakers 4 vs. Leduc 8 Player of the week #9 Jayden Henderson

SCOTIA BANK PEEWEE LAKERS Lakers 2 vs. Forestburg 6 Player of the week #18 Ethan Lambert

COMFORT INN PEEWEE LAKERS Lakers 3 vs. West Country 9 +of the Week – Reid Depalme ETR PEEWEE LAKERS Lakers 9 vs. Rocky 3 Lakers 6 vs. Ponoka 12 +of the Week – Brody Edwards

SYLVAN CONCRETE BANTAM LAKERS Lakers 6 vs. Red Deer 4 +of the Week – #16 Austin Gallant (Ozzy) RED CORE BANTAM LAKERS went to a tier 1 tournament in Canal Flats +of the Week – Adam Sylvester SYLVAN TRUCK RANCH BANTAM LAKERS Lakers 2 vs. Eckville 9 Lakers 1 vs. Stettler 4 +of the Week – Seth Evjen BARNZEE MIDGET LAKERS Lakers 2 vs. Airdrie 1

Lakers 3 vs. Edge School 4 +of the Week – #7 Dayne Garnick HOCKEY CENTRAL MIDGET LAKERS Lakers 4 vs. Sundre 2 +of the Week – Hockey Central NORDIC SYSTEMS MIDGET LAKERS Lakers 3 vs. Ponoka 6 +of the Week – Tyler Pidhernery MIDGET 2 LAKERS Lakers 3 vs. Eckville 4 Midget 2 Lakers 6 vs. Ponoka 11 BOSTON PIZZA FEMALE LAKERS Lakers 10 vs. Maskwacis 4 +of the Week – Kadey Rosie

BIG BEAR ENERGY FEMALE LAKERS Lakers 1 vs. Warburg 8 Lakers 3 vs. Tofield 2 +of the Week – Riley Scott


THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

Dreeshen promoting partnerships with China, Mongolia during state visit BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen is part of a group of parliamentarians and prominent Canadian Chinese business leaders taking part in state visits to China and Mongolia this week. Governor General David Johnston and his wife, Sharon, are leading the visits, at the request of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “Our mission will further develop the numerous partnerships that Canada has developed with both countries, particularly in strategies promoting commerce, innovation, prosperity and education,” said Dreeshen. While in Shanghai, the delegation will speak with Canadian university students studying in China and witness the signing of an agreement between the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine on the establishment of a strategic partnership in medical education and training. At Nanjing University, the group will participate in a discussion with prominent Chinese and Canadian panelists. And in Chengdu, the delegation will meet with Sichuan University officials, which will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on education and new technologies. “As a former educator and a member of the Post-Secondary Education Caucus, I am looking forward to our discussions with Chinese university officials and Canadian students who are studying in China,”

said Dreeshen. “We will be visiting three universities in three different regions, which should provide us with a broad understanding of higher education in China.” The delegation will attend the Canada Chinese Business Council’s 35th annual general meeting and policy conference in Beijing, which brings together business leaders from across Canada and China, and focuses on progress made in the bilateral economic relationship. “Last year, China became Canada’s second largest export market after the U.S., so it is important that we foster our bilateral trade relationship so that Canadian exporters can thrive in the Chinese market,” said Dreeshen. “We will continue to promote not just Canadian economic interests but also our val-

ues, including the promotion of human rights,” he added. Dreeshen indicated he’s also looking forward to attending the State Great Khural (Mongolian Parliament) to meet with women parliamentarians who are taking on a stronger leadership role in their country. The delegation will promote Canada’s investment interests at both a business networking breakfast with Canadian business leaders and during an education roundtable with Canadian institutions and Mongolian stakeholders, ahead of the first-ever Canadian Education Fair in Mongolia. Dreeshen was in the People’s Republic of China from Oct. 16-24 and then went to Mongolia today (Thursday) before returning to Canada Saturday.

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Swainson returned as Chinook’s Edge trustee vested interest in schools.” Before stepping down in 2010, Swainson spent 12 years on the school board, six of those as vice Jackie Swainson was chairman. She was chair of returned to her position the negotiating committee as trustee for Chinook’s for 10 years and served for Edge School Division dursix years on the Alberta ing Monday night’s elecSchool Boards Association tion, following a three year representing this area, the absence. last three as a director. She chose not to run in In other Chinook’s Edge the 2010 election but elections, Holly Bilton won opted to let her name Ward 4 (Innisfail) with 641 stand again this year. votes over Derek Baird Jackie Swainson Swainson received 680 (564) and Linnea votes while incumbent trustee Joe- Thompson (145). Anne Matejka received 465 votes in Connie Huelsman retained her seat Ward 1 which includes the Sylvan in Ward 5 (Bowden-Spruce View) with Lake-Benalto area. 573 votes over Linda Possakka who When announcing her candidacy, received 360 votes. Swainson said she’s “really, really conSherry Cooper (Ward 2 - Penhold/ cerned about the lack of profile we have River Glen/Poplar Ridge), Colleen in Sylvan Lake for our schools. We Butler (Ward 3 - Delburne/Elnora), should be leaders, we should be out Ron Fisher (Ward 6 - Sundre), Trudy there more.” James (Ward 7 (Olds/Reed Ranch), Another reason for getting involved Gordon Kerr (Ward 8 - Didsbury) and again is that she had two grandchildren Sheldon Ball (Ward 9 - Carstairs/ enter the school system this fall, one in Cremona) were all acclaimed. pre-Kindergarten and another in Trustees will be sworn in and choose Kindergarten. “I’m back to having a a new board chair at a meeting Oct. 30. BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS


THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

École Mother Teresa School students Peyton Chu, Jake Serhan, Kalli Matthew, Logan O’Grady and Kathryn Craig prepared to throw their paper airplanes as they participated in what may be the world’s largest ever science lesson at the school last Friday. Participation numbers from the lesson, which saw students from all over Canada involved, are still being calculated, and are expected to be announced within a few weeks. STUART FULLARTON

Mother Teresa students flew paper airplanes in science record attempt BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Learning about the effects of gravity and atmosphere on earth, Mars and the moon was the objective of a record attempt for the world’s largest science lesson participated in by thousands of Canadian students Friday. Partaking locally was the entire 420 student body of École Mother Teresa Catholic School. Grade 4 teacher Stephanie Cardinal organized the event. When she got an email notifying her of the event, it only seemed appropriate to get her school involved. She forwarded information to other teachers and school staff, who not only supported the idea of taking part in the lesson, but also offered their help in putting it on. “That’s why I love our staff so much,” she said. “They’re always on board for any adventure and any challenge. We just get in there.” During the lesson, students flew paper airplanes modified to exhibit the differences between flight on earth, Mars and the moon. She admitted that attempting the record required much work to be done in a small window of time. With the way

things turned out, however, she’s confident it was well worth the time and effort. Everyone at the school was involved somehow: from science teachers, who demonstrated how to make paper airplanes, to the school’s ‘geek squad’, whose members dealt with technical matters. “It was just all hands on deck, and that’s just how we are,” said Cardinal. “People just roll with it.” “To have that number come out, that was perfect,” she said. “We wanted to be over 400, so to have the whole school participate was a huge thing.” About 100 other schools across Canada took part in the one-hour lesson, which began at the same time nationwide, in an attempt to make it into the Guinness World Records book. Cardinal said the event allowed the chance for the school’s elementary and middle school classes to collaborate, while at the same time learn and have fun. Building community between all of the school’s grades is important, she added. Students and parent volunteers also played important roles in documenting and monitoring the event to Guinness’s strict standards — in place to ensure every attempt at a world record is valid.

Also present was Tim Woods of Mustang Helicopters in Blackfalds, who told students of his experiences flying in the military. He also explained the importance gravity plays in his role as a helicopter pilot. “I wouldn’t be able to do all of this if I didn’t understand gravity,” he said. Other guests included Sylvan Lake Mayor Susan Samson, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools associate superintendent, Dr. Paul Stewart, and trustee Liam McNiff. While giving students the chance to be part of a world record and teaching them about science at the same time, the lesson also fit in with the 21st century learning concept, according to Cardinal. “Learners of today are different,” she said. “They’re changing so fast, because the world is changing so fast.” At press time, Cardinal was preparing paperwork for Guinness, to verify the school’s participation in the world record attempt. Reviewing video and photos of the event is required, and she hopes to have all documentation completed by the end of this week. According to the Government of Canada’s science and technology website, evidence from all participating schools will be collected over the next several weeks, with results posted online at


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Upcoming Meetings NEXT MPC MEETING November 3, 2013 | 6:00 pm Municipal Government Building TOWN COUNCIL MEETING October 28, 2013 | 5:30 pm Municipal Government Building

Employment Opportunities SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR This position is primarily responsible for developing, marketing, implementing and evaluating special events and quality sport, recreation and cultural programs for implementation in the community. They will also be a liaison between the Town and community ensuring that the promotion of these activities is provided and will provide training and leadership in volunteer activities related to Special Events. Responsibilities: . Administer, organize, market and evaluate Town-based special events (cultural, sporting and special). . In a timely fashion, conduct post mortems on all events and programs to ensure a high level of effectiveness and customer satisfaction. Identify areas where new programs are needed. . Ensure that programs and special events are adjusted as required and remain “fresh and exciting” to the community. . Working with other departments, assess the programming requirements of the community . Communicate with community members, associations, etc to determine needs and interest, and then work to deliver the programs. . Recruit volunteers and build strong working relationships to aid in the special events/programs. . Research sport and cultural programs, funding sources, and project requirements. Complete and submit grant applications where applicable. . Provide reports/summaries, applications on all special events and community initiatives. . Administer short/long term planning for the community as it relates to programming and special events. . Administer, promote, and oversee the Recreation, Arts and Culture Grant program Qualifications: . At least two years of Events Coordination and Planning, or related experience. . Diploma in Recreation, or Community Services, or related field. . Excellent written and verbal communication skills . Proficient working with Microsoft Word and Adobe In-Design . Comfortable and proficient with public relations and public speaking. . Strong time management skills . High level of positive enthusiasm and energy. . Highly creative to ensure freshness of programs . Work odd or long hours as events / programs dictate . Lift, carry, and manage equipment and supplies . Standard First Aid / CPR This is an amazing opportunity to work in a professional, team focused environment. You have a strong desire to be major contributor to the success of a vibrant and growing organization. If you are up to the challenge of taking ownership and wanting to make a difference, this is an ideal situation. We offer competitive rates and an excellent benefits package, including a wellness component. If this position intrigues you, please submit your resume in confidence by October 31, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 Attention: Human Resources Fax: 403-887-3660 E-mail:

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HEALTHY FAMILIES HOME VISITOR The Healthy Family Home Visitor Program is a joint initiative funded by the Central Alberta Child and Family Services Authority and the Town of Sylvan Lake. Healthy Families is a free home visitation program designed to support new parents by providing information on parenting, child development, and parent – child (0 – 5 years of age) interactions. This individual will work closely with a team leader/supervisor, public health nurse, other care providers and the family to assess needs and create goals and strategies to support the healthy development of the family. The Healthy Families Home Visitor will initiate and maintain regular (at least weekly) support with families. Hours and days of work will vary depending on program need. Responsibilities: . Scheduling the assessment and home visits. . Conducting the semi-structured assessment interview. . Conduct home visits throughout the community cluster. . Connecting the family with community resources. . Document specific information, forward required information to Regional Office. . Contact the family to offer the program, and acting as a liaison until home visiting begins. . Model and teach appropriate behaviors such as communication, conflict management, problem solving, and decision making and non-abusive behavior management. Qualifications: . Degree or diploma in human services is favorable (equivalencies to post-secondary degree/diploma will be considered). Minimum of grade 12 education . Training or experience in a related area. (Eg. Early Childhood, social work) . Training or experience in working with families and children. . Must possess a valid Alberta Driver’s license and reliable vehicle. . Must have receptive, sensitive, non-judgmental personalities to establish the rapport to provide effective services. . Training or experience in case management and documentation. . Provision of an acceptable Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector Check. . Knowledge of community resources for families and children. . Willing to work flexible hours. . Good oral and written communication. Positive persistence in connecting with hard-to-reach families. . Strong ability to work in a team environment. . Knowledge of Child Intervention regulations and reporting requirements. You have a strong desire to be major contributor to the success of a vibrant and growing organization. If you are up to the challenge of taking ownership and wanting to make a difference, this is an ideal situation. We offer competitive rates and a tremendous work environment. If this position intrigues you, please submit your resume in confidence by Oct 21, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 Attention: Human Resources Fax: 403-887-3660 E-mail: COMMUNITY PEACE OFFICER - TEMPORARY Summary Of Function: . Reporting to the Manager of Municipal Enforcement. . Preserve and maintain public peace by upholding and enforcing Municipal Bylaws and authorized Provincial Statutes. . Investigate Municipal Bylaw offenses and complaints and submit all required reports. . Investigate Provincial Statute offences and complaints and submit all required reports. . Perform Traffic Enforcement duties and responsibilities, including traffic-stops. . Prepare professional Court Briefs and documents, and present evidence in Trial when required. Training And Experience Requirements: . Minimum of High School or equivalent . Solicitor General Community Peace Officer Training, or equivalent. . Successfully complete a physical abilities evaluation (RCMP PARE Test - or equivalent). . Good written and verbal communication skills are essential. . Excellent interpersonal communication skills in dealing with staff, peers and the public. . Successfully clear a Criminal Records Check and thorough Police Background Check. . Some flexibility of work schedule to ensure appropriate coverage. . Has the ability to work independently, remain professional at all times, and maintain a high level of confidentiality. . Has a high level of organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work


This is a tremendous opportunity to work in a professional, team focused environment. We offer competitive rates with a professional atmosphere. The duration of this role is approximately 3 – 4 months but could be longer and will be discussed in more detail during the interview process. Please quote the position you are applying for and submit cover letter and resumes before 4:30 p.m. on November 8, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 Attention: Human Resources Fax: 403-887-3660 E-mail: RECREATION, PARKS & CULTURE OPERATOR III (FULL TIME) Summary Of Function (Facility Maintenance): . Ability to lead the facility maintenance team in the event of the absence of the Recreation and Parks Foreman (Lead Hand responsibilities). . The ability to operate ice making machinery and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. . To perform preventative and regular maintenance on ice making maintenance equipment. . Provide excellent customer service in order to supervise arena patrons in a professional manner at all times and to ensure patrons observe facility rules and regulations. Summary Of Function (Turf & Grounds Maintenance): . Ability to lead and supervise the turf maintenance team in all aspects of the turf management program (Lead Hand responsibilities). . Knowledge and ability to operate all turf and grounds maintenance equipment in a safe and efficient manner. . Mechanical knowledge and ability to perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on all equipment. . To help develop and maintain a grounds and turf maintenance schedule. Training and Experience Requirements: . Grade 12 or equivalent. . Standard First Aid/CPR Certification and WHMIS Training. . Valid Driver’s License – Minimum Class 5. . Good understanding and knowledge of turf and grounds maintenance equipment. . Excellent communication and public relations skills. . Ability to work effectively in a team environment. . Supervisory/Lead Hand experience. The primary requirement of this role is the leadership and supervisory component – we are willing to provide technical training for the successful candidate. This is an amazing opportunity to work in a professional, team focused environment. The hourly wage range is $25.16 – $30.04 and in addition, the Town of Sylvan Lake offers an excellent employee benefit package including a wellness component. All successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. Please state the position you are applying to and submit cover letter and resumes before November 1, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 Attention: Human Resources Fax: 403-887-3660 E-mail: For more information on this position please view on our website at www.sylvanlake.caTown of Sylvan Lake.

Take Notice YARD/KITCHEN WASTE COLLECTION NOTICE Annual service ends on October 31 The last day for yard/kitchen waste residential collection is Wednesday, October 31. You may continue to bring your yard/ kitchen waste to the Waste Transfer Facility 24/7 at no charge. WASTE TRANSFER SITE Winter Hours Summer hours end on Saturday, November 2. The facility reopens for winter hours on Wednesday, November 6. The Waste Transfer site is open through the winter from Wednesday to Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM exclusive of statutory holidays. The yard/ kitchen waste receiving area is open 24/7 at no charge. The facility is located 1 km. east of the round-about on Highway 11A and .5 km. south on RR15.


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Organizer Scott McDermott briefed a new set of runners before they started the Zombie Run at Top O’ The Hill Golf Course Saturday afternoon. Groups started in ‘waves’ 15 minutes apart all afternoon. Each of the competitors started with six ‘flags’ tied to their wastes and had to try and keep them out of reach of zombies strategically located at different obstacles and throughout the course. “We just want you guys to have a ton of fun,” heSTEVE said. DILLS PHOTOS

Mary-Ann Engelhardt assisted Julie Henderson as she hand walked up a ladder during one of the obstacles in the Zombie Run Saturday afternoon.

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Among the obstacles were the hallway to hell, attack walls, pallet maze, floating bridge (yes three people fell into the pond), a slack line tight rope walk, ladder hand walk, playground, tire crawl, corral — “all sorts of goofy things”, said McDermott. The Michael Jackson Thriller Dance was one of the stations where new flags could be earned. Another was a spear throw. Through it all, zombies reached, grabbed and hid, emerging from under leaves or behind trees at the most inopportune moments. But they couldn’t enter the obstacles. “From what I heard it was as awesome as it looked,” said McDermott. “I have had lots and lots of positive comments.” “I was super proud of my crew, all the volunteers and zombies who did an awesome job!” While a brisk wind blew most of the day, the temperature was much more favourable than last year when the event was held several weeks later with snow on the ground. “Jamie Lavoie nailed the pro zombie makeup, wow!,” said McDermott. “The six amazing people that got made up really owned the role.” They posed with competitors who paid donations to have their pictures taken. This part of the event raised $843 towards the overall total. If you’re interested in looking at pictures, check An after party was held at Chef ’s Saturday evening.

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Keeping pace: Increasing population means Alberta businesses must expand SUBMITTED SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Joining Canada’s four million population club has its privileges. But along with opportunity come challenges, and Alberta’s small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are among the first to feel those growing pains. Alberta grew by 42,000 residents in the second quarter of 2013, bringing our province’s population to over four million for

the first time ever. At 1.08 per cent, Alberta’s population growth rate is three times the national average. As a result, many Alberta small and medium businesses are planning to expand to keep up. The ATB Financial quarterly Business Beat survey discovered three quarters of Alberta SMEs are intentionally trying to grow their business, while a further 12 per cent say they are growing in spite of themselves, through no intentional effort of their own.

“It’s pretty simple,” says Wellington Holbrook, ATB’s Executive Vice-President, Business & Agriculture. “More residents mean more demand for products and services. In many cases, Alberta businesses have no choice but to grow. While that’s exciting, it’s also a challenge, especially considering the shortage of skilled labour in Alberta, which is still a major concern for SMEs.” Still, a larger population, along with strong energy prices and increased retail spending, give Alberta’s SMEs plenty to be




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Boomers and your business How Canada’s aging population could hurt businesses — and help them SUBMITTED SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

We all know Canada’s population is aging. But how will changing demographics affect your business? First, the good news. Aging consumers have different buying habits, so that means opportunities if you’re creative. The bad news

is that as baby boomers retire, many businesses will face labour shortages because not enough younger workers will be around to take their place. Either way, businesses that don’t adapt to the reality of the aging population could face severe challenges and are going to miss opportunities, says Pierre Cléroux, Chief Economist at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

The impacts are already being felt in some sectors and regions where businesses are struggling to find younger employees to replace retiring boomers. “If we don’t manage our labour force according to the new trends, it’s going to be difficult for businesses to be successful,” Cléroux says. Retain older employees In the next 20 years, the median age of Canadians is expected to rise to 45, up from 26


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Boomers and the effects on your business CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 “Every sector of the economy is going to be impacted,” Cléroux says. To deal with the coming labour crunch, you can start by creating more accommodating workplaces to entice aging employees to put off retirement, he suggests. Older workers often can’t or don’t want to work full-time. Flexible hours, part-time jobs and temporary work are ways to keep them on board. Some companies also deliberately recruit seniors to fill labour gaps. “Older workers usually have a great work ethic and experience,” Cléroux says.

“Businesses will need to keep their people working for them longer. The perception is that at 65 people are done. That perception will have to change.” Les MacIntyre is a firm believer in retaining older employees to make up for a shortage of younger workers at his company, Superport Marine Services. He has no mandatory retirement age and offers retirees flexible, part-time and temporary jobs. He also pairs them with younger workers to pass on skills. “Those guys pick up a wealth of expertise. The retired guys have the patience to pass on that knowledge.

They bring a lifetime of skill,” he says. MacIntyre also works hard to foster a positive workplace culture so retirees are eager to come back. “I try to instill a stimulating and satisfying workplace so they enjoy working here and I have a high retention rate.” Immigrants are key Another solution is immigration, which has always been important in addressing labour shortages in Canada, Cléroux says. That role will grow: 20 years from now, 32% of the labour force will have been born outside Canada, versus 21% today.

Cléroux says Canadian entrepreneurs will need to be more welcoming to foreign-born workers. “Businesses will have to be more flexible in accepting people trained, educated and born outside Canada.” Creative changes will be needed to remain competitive, he adds. “We can no longer do the same things as in the past. The structure of the last 40 years is going to have to change. But if we do things correctly, we should be able to retain Canada’s competitive position.”



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Small business owners have no regrets: Scotiabank Study Better time management and not doing everything at once are key learnings SUBMITTED SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Just over two-in-five (42%) small business owners have no regrets about the actions they took (or did not take) when they first started their company, according

to a Scotiabank Small Business Poll. Looking back, small business owners admit they wish they would have better estimated the number of hours they would need to put into their business (19%) and to not have tried to do it all at

once (19%). Quick Facts When it came to seeking advice for their start-up, 32% of small business owners talked to their family or friends, 28% turned to their accountant, however 26% did not seek any advice.

Just over half (53%) of small business owners cite the ability to be one’s own boss as their favourite aspect of being a small business owner followed by having creative control over the company (26%). While the average age of own-

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Small business owners have no regrets CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19

The top reasons for starting a small business are jumping on an opportunity (24%), pursuing a lifelong dream to be their own boss (16%) and making a career/life change (15%). Finding customers was the biggest obstacle that small business owners faced when they first started their company (32%), followed by balancing a family and business

(19%), access to credit (16%), and managing cash flow (14%). “Small business owners bring their unique mix of passion, innovation and vigor to the often challenging reality of running a successful small business,” says John Roberts, Scotiabank’s Vice President of SmallBusiness. “Sometimes this same passion can create overly optimistic assumptions particularly if they are trying

to do everything themselves. A team of trusted advisors like an accountant, a lawyer, and a small business banker, can help small business owners achieve success by challenging their assumptions, highlighting risks in their business plans and providing different viewpoints and strategies.” Finding customers was the biggest obstacle that small business owners faced when they first start-

ed their company (32%), followed by balancing a family and business (19%), access to credit (16%), and managing cash flow (14%). “Small business owners bring their unique mix of passion, innovation and vigor to the often challenging reality of running a successful small business,” says John Roberts, Scotiabank’s Vice President of SmallBusiness. “Sometimes this same passion can

create overly optimistic assumptions particularly if they are trying to do everything themselves. A team of trusted advisors like an accountant, a lawyer, and a small business banker, can help small business owners achieve success by challenging their assumptions, highlighting risks in their business plans and providing different viewpoints and strategies.”



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Ten things you probably didn’t know about Canada’s small businesses They are the engine of the economy and their success is vital to Canada’s prosperity SUBMITTED SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Small business is big in Canada: 98.1% of all businesses have fewer than 100 employees. When you add in medium-sized businesses (100 to 499 employees), the percentage rises to 99.8%. They are the engine of the economy and their success is vital to Canada’s prosperity.

Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and their impact on Canada’s economy. 1. There are almost 1.2 million SMEs in Canada. 2. More than half (55%) of them have fewer than 4 employees. 3. Only 1.7% are medium-sized businesses.

4. SMEs employed almost 64% of private sector workers in 2011, or 6.8 million people across the country. 5. Over the 2001 to 2011 period, SMEs were responsible for 54% of all jobs created on average by the private sector. 6. SMEs represent 54.3% of the economic output produced in the business sector (in 2005). 7. 86% of exporting companies have

fewer than 100 employees, but produce only 25% of the total value of Canadian exports. 8. The largest number of SMEs are in the retail industry (13%). 9. Fewer than 1 out of 4 Canadian SMEs invest in research and development (R&D). 10. Only half of new firms (53%) survive their fifth year of operation. Source: Statistics Canada.


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your savings in the early stages. You should also establish and maintain a good credit history, which will help you when you need to borrow money for your business. Keep your overhead low There are many stories of entrepreneurs starting out in their garages until they have built up their business. Starting small and keeping your costs low lets you make mistakes on a much smaller scale and gives you the time to learn from them. Email and the Internet make it easy to start your business from your home. Learn from the experts



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Canadians flock to buy local products; trends have created rich opportunities SUBMITTED SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS According to a new research report released this week by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), five consumer trends will have a permanent impact on Canadians’ buying habits and create growth opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The report identifies five consumer behaviours — the buy-local movement, rising health awareness, frugality, mass customization of goods and the impact of the Internet — that have emerged as a result of advances in technology, changing demographics and the 2007–08 recession.

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“These consumer trends have created rich business opportunities, which entrepreneurs must seize on if they want to grow their businesses,” said Pierre Cléroux, Chief Economist, BDC. However, the research shows that entrepreneurs have not embraced all trends equally. Some SMEs have begun catering to the increased demand for healthy, well-priced local products, for instance, but e-commerce has been slower to catch on. In fact, the Canadian online retail presence remains largely underdeveloped and, as a result, e-commerce has lagged behind that of most other nations, with some of the lowest penetration levels in the developed world. “Regardless of whether they buy a product

over the Internet or in a store, more consumers are influenced by what they see on online channels,” said Cléroux. “Entrepreneurs must realize that a simple website is no longer sufficient for businesses. Instead, they need to adopt a multi-channel approach.” The ‘Made in Canada’ advantage Of all the consumer trends, the buy-local movement has been the most powerful. Close to two-thirds of Canadians say they have made an effort to buy local or Canadian-made products in the past year, and two in five consider local production an important factor in their buying decision. “The ‘Made in Canada’ brand is powerful

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Progressing - Underground work and roadway construction is almost complete at the Twin Fawn subdivision in the Summer Village of Jarvis Bay, bordering the outlet creek from Sylvan Lake. Crews from Pidherneys and Genivar have been working in the area for the past couple of weeks, preparing for residential lots in the area north of the creek. STEVE DILLS



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THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013


CHARGES LAID IN FOUR DIFFERENT DOMESTIC ASSAULT INCIDENTS Sunday, October 6th 9:47 a.m. – RCMP attended a property on Township Road 374 in Eckville after a piece of equipment was found burning. A John Deere Excavator, worth approximately $100,000, was burned and power lines in the area sustained soot damage as a result of the fire. The cause is being investigated but is not believed to be suspicious as the unit recently underwent electrical repairs. 10:26 a.m. – Property damage was reported at Four Seasons Park washroom area in Sylvan Lake. A witness advised that gates were taken off their hinges and holes were made in bathroom walls. Members did not locate any persons involved in the damage but a request for increased security has been forwarded to appropriate town authorities. 1:05 p.m. – RCMP were called to a domestic dispute on Perry Drive in Sylvan Lake. A 29-year-old Sylvan Lake male attended the residence to pick up a child as part of a shared custody agreement with the 23-year-old mother. The male became violent with the female throwing a plate in her face, picking her up by the neck and throwing her to the ground. The baby was not injured in the assault as the child was placed in a room for safety by a relative in the residence. A Sylvan Lake male is facing charges of assault and uttering threats. Tuesday, October 8th 6:51 p.m. – A 911 call was placed to dispatch in relation to a domestic assault on Hinshaw Drive in Sylvan Lake. A 21-yearold female called from a neighbour’s resi-

dence to report that her boyfriend tripped her, was screaming at her in front of their one year old child and had physically threatened her. A 29-year-old Sylvan Lake male was taken into custody without incident and is facing charges of assault and uttering threats. Wednesday, October 9th 11:20 a.m. – A serious case of vandalism to a vehicle on Rozier Close in Sylvan Lake was reported. The female owner contacted police after she discovered that paint was poured all over her truck including the windshield, hood, and vents. She also reported that someone had killed some of her grass with a caustic substance, with the remainder of the substance used on the siding of the house. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sylvan Lake RCMP. Friday, October 11th 3:44 p.m. – A male is charged in connection with a domestic assault on Westwood Court in Sylvan Lake. A 22-year-old female called dispatch advising that her boyfriend kicked open the front door of their residence and grabbed her by the hair pulling her out of the house. A verbal argument had ensued prior to the assault and the female locked the residence to avoid the male. A 38-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with assault. Sunday, October 13th 1:44 p.m. – RCMP arrested a 25-year-old

Sylvan Lake male and charged him in relation to a theft at Last Chance Liquor store in Sylvan Lake. Police received a complaint of a disoriented male wandering into traffic by Fas Gas on Hinshaw Drive. RCMP located the male passed out on the lawn of Fas Gas and discovered that he had a liquor bottle in his possession which turned out to be stolen property from the Last Chance Liquor store. The male was lodged in cells until sober and is charged with theft and failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking. 5:44 p.m. – A 16-year-old male was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a quad rollover on Township Road 374. The youth was found pinned under the ATV with blood coming from his right ear. He was also reported to be drifting in and out of consciousness. He was attended to by EMS at the scene and transported to hospital where he eventually recovered from his injuries. The male was alone on the vehicle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. 10:26 p.m. – A domestic incident at a residence on 47th Avenue has resulted in a charge against a female resident of Sylvan Lake. A male called in a report of a female abusing her ex-husband including throwing him in the bathtub. A 37-year-old female is charged with assault. Alcohol was

a factor in the incident. Monday, October 14th 9:27 a.m. – RCMP are investigating two separate incidents of stolen trucks in Sylvan Lake. A 2012 Dodge truck was stolen from outside a residence on Fern Glade Crescent. Another truck, a Ford F250, was stolen from outside another residence on the same crescent. In both cases, the vehicles were unlocked with keys left in the console. RCMP are urging residents not to leave their vehicles unlocked and not to leave keys or valuables inside vehicles. Thursday, October 17th 4:24 a.m. – Two separate reports of a suspicious male in the Ryders Ridge area resulted in RCMP conducting extensive patrols. A 911 call was placed after a male was chased from a residence on Ryders Ridge Boulevard. He was believed to be intoxicated and may have gained access to the home through the garage door. He was last seen heading northbound on Ryders Ridge Boulevard. A second call was received of a male of similar description running into another house on Radcliff Way and coming back out again. The male was described as native, approximately 5 feet 10 inches with no shirt or shoes and wearing black pants. He was also described as having a visible scar on his abdomen. RCMP called the Police Dog Services unit however they were unable to locate the male.


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Much Ado About Nothing being screened by film society

Three grass fires Following are calls responded to by Sylvan Lake’s volunteer firefighters, during the two weeks ending October 20, as supplied by Deputy Fire Chief Steve Scanland. MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 - 5:22 P.M. - alarm, no fire, 43rd Street TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 - 5:24 P.M. - alarm, no fire, Pelican Place. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 - 1:15 P.M. - grass fire, Red Deer County. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 - 4:24 P.M. - rubbish fire, Waste Transfer Station,

10th Street. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 - 12:30 P.M. - grass fire, Red Deer County. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 - 12:42 P.M. - grass fire, Red Deer County. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17- 10:53 A.M. - false alarm, 50th Street. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 - 12:43 P.M. - rescue, person trapped in elevator was out by the time firefighters arrived, 46th Street. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 - 6:48 P.M. - alarm, no fire, 33rd Street.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 - 5:59 A.M. - motor vehicle collision between vehicle and moose, Highway 781 and Township Road 372. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 - 2:05 P.M. - alarm, no fire, Red Deer County.

Sylvan Lake Film Society is screening the second film of the season Monday (Oct. 28) at 7:10 p.m. at Landmark Cinema. Much Ado About Nothing, a Joss Whedon, modern-day remake of a Shakespearean classic, follows two pairs of lovers on very different paths. Benedick and Beatrice find themselves engaged in a very “merry war”, each happily proclaiming their disdain of love. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are rendered nearly speechless by their love for each other. It’s not all love and paradise, however, as the evil Don John

attempts to destroy Hero and Claudio’s impending nuptials. With an all-star cast of Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, and more, this black-andwhite flick is sure to be a hit! Sylvan Lake Municipal Library and Landmark Cinemas collaborate with Sylvan Lake Film Society to bring the best in independent films; films that don’t normally make it to the big theatres. Sylvan Lake Film Society is a not-for-profit organization, run by dedicated volunteers with big hearts, and a love of movies. Movies are shown the last Monday of every month. Tickets ($8 each, $32 for season pass) are available at the library, or can purchased at the theatre.

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More than 900 students participated in cross country run BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

More than 900 students from Central Alberta took part in the CWAJHAA (Central West Alberta Junior High Athletic Association) cross country run at Sylvan Lake’s Leader Field last Thursday. The run, hosted by École Fox Run School, is held every year in the district, typically at a different school than the previous year. This year, however, was the second consecutive year Fox Run hosted the run. “It was cold, of course, but (the students) all look forward to it,” said Kathy Tuck, Fox Run teacher and cross country coach. “It’s a

big deal to attend.” Students represented schools in Sylvan Lake, Eckville, Stettler, Rocky Mountain House, Red Deer, and other places around Central Alberta. Although they braved cold winds that blew for most of the afternoon, students were relieved to not have to run through snow, as they did last year. “That was brutal,” said Tuck. She added that the event would likely be passed on to another school next year. Lots of work goes into organizing, but hosting it for the second consecutive year made life easier, she admitted. “It’s a lot of time when you’ve got 900 kids,” she said. “We start planning it (in September) and getting things organized

until the event takes place.” Creating nametags, determining who has and hasn’t paid and laying out the course are just some of the things that need to be considered. Positive feedback from participants, parents and school staff indicated feelings of satisfaction. “They’re just very appreciative of us organizing it, because they know what goes into doing it,” said Tuck. “It’s a big event, and it was made so the kids were able to have a great experience.” Part of the experience revolves around the notion of being able to meet and compete against students from different grades and schools. The event also brings attention to a sport

that Tuck feels at times goes unrecognized. “A lot of times, the runners don’t get the kind of attention that volleyball or basketball might get,” she said. “You see lots of crossing with different grades and schools, so it’s good. There’s good sportsmanship.” Several of Fox Run’s students placed well in the race. Jared Howse was third in the Grade 6 boys category; Lauren Howse placed 11th in the Grade 6 girls category; Kyle Richmond placed first in the Grade 7 boys category; Kamryn Mollins-Selent placed 11th in the Grade 8 girls category; Max Arnold placed third in the Grade 8 boys category; and Brayden Laternus placed 17th in the Grade 8 boys category.

Grade 6 girls took part in the cross country run at Leader Field last Thursday.

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southern Canada and the lower U.S. Finally, we received Common Redpoll reports across southern Canada and the northern U.S. Last season, there were 2,800 Canadian participants in Project FeederWatch, and 17,000 in the United States. “We really want to see the number of people in Canada participating in FeederWatch increase,” said Canadian coordinator Kerrie Wilcox. “It’s easy to do,

and as a FeederWatcher, you can make an important contribution to bird science.” To register for Project FeederWatch, please call 1-888-448-2473, or visit the website to sign up online at www.birdscanada. org/pfw.html. The $35 Project FeederWatch enrollment fee includes a Bird Studies Canada membership and four issues of BirdWatch Canada magazine. You will also receive educational materials, including: a large

full-colour poster of common feeder birds; a bird calendar; a comprehensive instruction and data booklet; a useful bird-feeding handbook; the latest FeederWatch results; articles on bird behaviour; answers to your bird questions, and more! Bird Studies Canada (www.birdscanada. org) advances the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild birds and their habitats. BSC is Canada’s national charity for bird research and conservation.

If you feed birds in your backyard, your hobby can support bird research and conservation. By joining Project FeederWatch and sharing information about the birds visiting your feeders between November and April, you can help scientists at Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology track changes in bird numbers and movements. The 27th season of Project FeederWatch begins Nov. 9 and runs until early April. Taking part is easy! Just count the numbers and kinds of birds at your feeders, and enter the information on the FeederWatch website (or on printed forms). With each season, FeederWatch increases in importance as a unique monitoring tool for more than 100 species that winter in North America. FeederWatch results provide a detailed picture of weekly changes in bird distribution and abundance. Because FeederWatchers count the number of individual birds of each species several times throughout the winter, FeederWatch data are extremely powerful for 13103ZF0 detecting and explaining gradual changes in wintering ranges for Kerry McClelland, at Hammer Stock Farms many species. “ F e e d e r Wa t c h makes birdwatching at home so interesting that it’s often hard to tear ourselves away from the window! What a wonderful project!” said Margaret Catto, a FeederWatch participant. Last winter, FeederWatchers saw You want your electricity service to be simple and worry-free and we deliver on that promise every day. At record numbers of “irruptive” birds. FortisAlberta, we’re backed by the resources and expertise to accommodate any new service connections, Irruptive species are provide expert advice on rates and energy efficiency and even financial support. highly dependent on cones or conifer seeds as a food source. Our employees are a familiar part of the communities they serve and they are proud to deliver on our Because food availability varies from year to promise to provide electricity to homes, farms and business customers year, some winters throughout Alberta. these birds must forage farther afield, often descending on feeders. The irruption began with a large movement For any new service connection, service need or questions, of Red-breasted Nuthatches. Flocks of call 310-WIRE (9473) or visit our promise is your power Pine Siskins were the next to irrupt into

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Sylvan Lake Lion Burkley Theriault (19) narrowly missed an interception as he leapt to catch a ball intended for a Notre Dame Cougar during Saturday’s game at Cody field. The Lions fell behind 28-24 just before the end of the half but were able to pull together in the second half to record a 54-36 win.

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A victory against Notre Dame Jr. Cougars means Sylvan Lake Lions bantam football team is one game closer to league finals. The Lions defeated the Cougars 54-36 in Sylvan Lake Saturday, in a game that saw them let their 18-point lead slip before half time. “We were up 24-6 after the first quarter, and then we blew it,” said head coach John

Kriekle. “We fell apart and at the half we were down 28-24.” Kriekle felt his players, at that point, weren’t playing to their full potential, and were making errors that could have cost them the game. “It was horrible to watch, the mistakes we were making — just mistakes that compounded,” he said. Dropped passes and fumbles were concerning, he added. Following their half-time talk, the Lions then came out strong in the second half and




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Bears defeated by Lacombe; will face Rocky Mountain House in playoffs BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Sylvan Lake Bears peewee football team is advancing to playoffs, despite a tough loss against an unbeaten Lacombe on Saturday. The Bears fell 40-0 to Lacombe, before the game was called after the third quarter as a precaution to prevent injuries. Head coach Garnet Rambaut said he was pleased with the way his team played in the game, and felt the score was justified, given the strength of the current Lacombe team. “We actually played really well,” he said. “We were able to move the ball a little bit, we were just outmanned, basically, and they have some very good players.” Lacombe won provincials last year, and its roster mainly comprises senior players. Rambaut said he knew his players would be up against a tough challenge in Lacombe, and he was pleased with the effort they put in. They remain upbeat, and are look-

ing to the future, he said. A playoff tie against Rocky Mountain House on Saturday is now their main focus. Rocky Mountain House is a team the Bears know well, having scrimmaged twice against them earlier this season. “They’ve improved since we played them, so it will be interesting to go up against them and see what’s going on,” said Rambaut. “We’re looking forward to the challenge, and hopefully we’ll be successful.” Rambaut feels his team has also improved since its last scrimmage against Rocky Mountain House, and he hopes his players can stay healthy throughout the game. With colder weather, and a harder ground, potential for injury increases at this stage in the season, he said. The Bears’ game against Rocky Mountain House kicks off at 11 a.m. at H.J. Cody Field on Saturday. Team information, including a list of previous scores, is available on Sylvan Lake Minor Football Association’s website at

A group of H. J. Cody Lakers wrestled a Stettler Wildcat ball carriers to the ground during action at last Saturday’s league quarter-final game. The Lakers decisively won 22-2. GARY ZENERT

Lakers defeated Stettler, advance to league semifinal against Rocky BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

A return meeting against Stettler Wildcats Saturday was completely different than the previous week’s performance by H. J. Cody Lakers as they recorded a 22-2 win in Central Alberta High School Football League quarter finals. They meet West Central Rebels in Rocky Mountain House for the semifinal tomorrow (Friday) at 4 p.m. Coach Jeremy Braitenback said the Laker defence pitched a shutout against the Wildcats, held them in check, didn’t allow any big plays. “Offensively we got outside, used speed to our advantage and were able to move the ball using (Trent) Kondor and (Landon) Rosene. Rosene carried 17 times for 122.5 yards rushing while Kondor carried the ball eight times for 52 yards. The pair also added 54 yards by catching five passes. Shon Zenert was the other receiver who added yards catching once for five. Skylar Selk completed four of ten passes for 52 yards, Kane Price com-

pleted two of two for seven yards and Trent Kondor wasn’t able to complete the two passes he threw. The Lakers, who finished fourth in their division, never trailed the Wildcats, who finished first in their division, holding quarter leads of 1-0, 12-0 and 21-2. Josh Barrie put the Lakers on the scoreboard in the first with a single then completed the team’s scoring with another single early in the final quarter. Landon Rosene scored a touchdown, Shon Zenert added two and Aden Smaill chocked up two converts for the winners. Barrie punted six times during the game for 238 yards. Asked about this week’s game, Braitenback said Rocky has some big players who are good athletes. “We have to have a good week in practise to keep in check,” he said. “It’s up to the players what they want to do.” By defeating Stettler, the Lakers also qualified for Tier 3 provincials with the first round set for Nov. 9 in St. Paul.

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KNAUT Rod (George) 1925 - 2013 Friend, husband, father, grandfather, officer and gentleman. In the late evening of October 12, 2013 Rod Knaut passed gently away at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; three children Scott of Toronto, James (Sarala Silver) of Calgary, Michelle (Stephen Pope) of Vancouver; one grandson Andrew of Calgary; one sister Margery Church of Kelowna, B.C.; and numerous relatives and friends. Rod was predeceased by his mother and father, Ruth and Wilfred; and two sisters Laurie Elizabeth Hallman and Nancy Crustawka. Rod graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Law. He articled with his father, Wilfred Knaut. He was awarded the honourary title of Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor for his exceptional merit and contribution to the legal industry. Rod joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 18. He was well known for his political career, running for the Liberal party, and was active in the Kinsmen Club and K40s. He loved hunting with his labradors, holidaying in Maui and Texas and snow skiing with his family at Sunshine. He was well known in both the Sylvan Lake and Camrose communities, as a kind and generous man, full of humour and playfulness. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at St. Mary’s Hospital. They were particularly kind to Rod in his final days. A Celebration of Life was held 1:00 pm October 20, 2013 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel (4817 51 Ave Camrose, Alberta) with Mary Ann Pastuck officiating. Memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to St. Mary’s Hospital Palliative Care. To send condolences please visit:

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of Ponoka, Lacombe, Stettler and Red Deer (Gasoline Alley East and West) are now hiring FULL TIME AND PART TIME Food Counter Attendants. Basic duties include making food and serving customers. All stores are 24 hours, except Stettler, which has extended late night hours and applicants must be willing to work flexible shifts, including evening, weekends and nights shifts. Students, stay home moms, retired persons, we offer part time flexibility to fit your lifestyle, as well as scholarship programs for students. Wages range from $10.50 to 11.00 per hour and we will train. Benefits are included and we offer opportunities for advancement. Apply in person at the store, on line at or mail resume to 4419 Hwy 2A, Ponoka, AB, T4J 1J8

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ALL WEATHER WINDOWS is seeking a SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Responsibilities : -Installation/repair of windows and doors AFTERNOON SHIFT -Installation of glass CNC LEAD -Replacing sealed units and HAND/SUPERVISOR door slabs, making screens, adjusting windows and doors, Nexus Engineering is and replacing casings currently looking for Afternoon shift Lead Must have valid class 5 hand/supervisor. drivers license and be Duties include, ensuring willing to undergo a production flow Drug & Alcohol test. on Mazak C.N.C lathe and mills, trouble shooting, To apply please visit min 1 years experience as a lead hand/supervisor F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS in a machine shop. - Good hours, home every We offer competitive night, $4000-$6000/mo. wages, company paid Contractor must have truck benefits and or van. Tools, supplies & a RRSP matching plan. Please forward resumes to ladders required. Training provided, no experience resume@ needed. Apply to:

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


CLEANING SERVICES Specializing in eaves TRUE PSYCHICS! trough cleaning, window For Answers call now 24/7 cleaning & gentle washing Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; of vinyl siding. Mobile: # 4486; Pricing packages available. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS & Free quotes, senior discounts. find just what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking 403-506-4822 for. 1-877-223-3311

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Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990 Aircraft ..............................1510 Antiques & Art ..................1520 Auctions ............................1530 Bicycles ............................1540 Building Supplies ..............1550 Business Machines ..........1560 Cameras & Accessories ..1570 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Items ................1580 Clothing ............................1590 Computers ........................1600 Concert & Event Tickets ..1610 Equipment - Misc. ............1620 Equipment - Heavy ..........1630 Tools ................................1640 Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market & Food Basket......................1650 Firewood ..........................1660 Lumber ............................1670 Garden Supplies ..............1680 Lawn Tractors ..................1690 Health, Dietary, Beauty ....1700 Household Appliances......1710 Household Furnishings ....1720 TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Stereos, VCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ........1730 Hot Tubs & Accessories ..1740 Jewellery ..........................1750 Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deals........................1755 Misc. For Sale ..................1760 Musical Instruments..........1770 Music Lessons..................1780 Piano & Organs ................1790 Office Supplies ................1800 Pets & Supplies ................1810 Pet Services ....................1820 Cats ..................................1830 Dogs ................................1840 Sports Cards ....................1850 Sporting Goods ................1860 Collectorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Items ..............1870 Swap, Barter & Trade ......1880 Travel Packages ..............1900 Wedding Supplies ............1910 Recycled Products............1920 Wanted to Buy ..................1930 Items to Give Away ..........1940



AUTO/TOOL AUCTION. Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. Autoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, sleds, tools, parts, surplus, storage buildings, benches, tents, pressure washers. Scribner Auction, Wainwright, Alberta. 780-842-5666; 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



COMMERCIAL FOOD EQUIPMENT AUCTION. Sat., Nov., 2, 2013, 10 a.m., Montgomery Auction Sales Center, Blackfalds, Alberta. 5000 sq. ft. of mostly new restaurant, meat/deli, bakery, refrigeration, pizza, appliances & smallwares. See www. or 1-800-371-6963. K&K AUCTIONS PRESENTS ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION for Charlie Brawn, Guest Consigners. Sunday, Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. Glen Park Road, Alberta. For info: Doug & Loraine Kennedy, 780-679-4142; MITEY TITAN IND. 7907 Argyll Road, Edmonton, Alberta. Tues., Oct. 29, 2013, 11 a.m. Machine Shop CNC equipment & tooling, Toyota 1500 kg forklift, & more. See www. or 1-800-371-6963.

Building Supplies


METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDING - The great super sale! 20x20 $4,070. 25x26 $4,879. 30x32 $6,695. 32x40 $8,374. 35x38 $9,540. 40x50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206;

Event Tickets


TOFIELD LIONS CASH RAFFLE. 4,999 tickets printed, $20 each. Children/Youth Infrastructure Fundraiser. 1st - $15,000; 2nd - $7,000; 3rd - $3,000; 4th - $2,000; 5th - $1,000. Box 886, Tofield, Alberta, T0B 4J0. Draw date: Dec. 10/13. Lic. #349582.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

Event Tickets


TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS TICKETS, Tuesday, October 29 Edmonton Oilers sold out game, including a pre game in arena VIP dinner and optional hotel accommodations. These tickets are for hockey fans in rural Alberta/NWT only. Call Dash Tours and Tickets 1-800-265-0000. One call and you’re there


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

403-843-6366 LOGS

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


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. HOW can you make your phone ring and make some quick cash? Place your ad here . . . Phone 1-877-223-3311


Misc. for Sale

Condos/ Townhouses


P-49 FASTEST ice/snow melting compound. Sidewalks, driveways, etc. Melts ice 36 times faster than salt! 16 times faster than flake calcium chloride! Twice as fast as competitive chemical de-icers! Works for 36 hours. Garth 403-888-5593;


Dry Birch $200 Pine $150

Garden Supplies


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

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

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390 Acreages/Farms ..............3255 Houses/Duplexes ............3260 Suites ..............................3270 Rooms..............................3280 Manufactured Homes ......3290 Housesitting Wanted ........3300 Garage Space..................3310 Storage Space ................3320 Stores/Commercial ..........3330 Office Space ....................3340 Industrial ..........................3350 Warehouse Space............3360 Resorts & Cottages..........3370 Pasture/Land....................3380 Mobile Lot ........................3390

Houses/ Duplexes Grain, Feed Hay


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.




Great 2 bdrm. bungalow Large fenced yard. 2 baths. 6 appls. No Pets, N/S. Double GARAGE. Avail Nov 1. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-358-0502 CLASSIFIED Want Ads do more things for more people than any other form of advertising. Phone 1-877223-3311




SYLVAN, LARGE 2 & 3 BDRM CONDOS Close to shopping. Avail. Nov. 1st. 403-341-9974



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


Right across the street from the LAKE! Bright 2 bdrm. FURNISHED suite. No Pets, N/S. Available NOW! $995 + Elect. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-358-0502

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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


Brand NEW suited house. Main floor has 3 bdrm. 2 baths & 6 appls. Lower suite with 2 bdrm. 1 bath & 6 appls. In-floor heat. Plenty of parking. Avail. NOW. No Pets, N/S. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-358-0502

Storage Space


SUNHAVEN RV & BOAT STORAGE Do you like a good deal? Do you like to be safe and secure? Starting at $25/mo. with 24/7 security/surveillance. Graveled parking and sani-dump. It’s the best deal around. 403-340-9483 or 403-506-7383

Acreages/ Farms


WANTED FARMSTEAD to rent. If we like it, possible option to buy. 403-729-2074 or email



Houses For Sale


LOOKING for a shop and a Home? Benalto home on 175’ x 200’ lot, 928 sq. ft. 2 bdrm. apt. above & triple 1204 sq. ft. garage w/under flr. heating, bathroom & LED lighting throughout. Will be ready N o v. 2 0 1 3 . C l e a r t i t l e . Asking $460,000. Can see at 4812 50 Ave. Benalto. 403-721-2050 eves.

LOCATION... LOCATION! On pavement, min. from Innisfail, 1500 sq. ft. ranch style home on 3.81 acres. 5 bdrms., w/2.5 baths, att. car port, cedar vaulted ceiling, 2 fireplaces, high speed DSL internet. $495,000. 403-357-9930

Manufactured Homes


2003, 20’ X 76’ WINALTA mobile home. 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, central air, open concept. Must be moved. Serious inquiries only. Located in Sedalia area. 403-664-9447. SHOWHOME SPECTACULAR! We want you to own a wonderful former showhome at a fantastic price. 1672 sq. ft., too many features to list! $169,000. Ready for immediate delivery; www. 148 Eastlake Blvd., Airdrie. 1-800-461-7632.

Cottages/Resort Property


SNOWBIRD PROPERTY, Yuma, Arizona. Park model, Country Roads Resort. Own land, 2 bedroom, new metal roof & laminate flooring, shed, lot 40’ X 60’. Many extras. $93,900 (Cdn) obo. 780-455-2296;

Lots For Sale


LOT FOR SALE Large pie lot in Lakeway Landing. West rear exposure, quiet crescent, size allows many plan options. Transportation Best lot available #5000-5300 on west side of town. Automotive Services ........5010 Will sell lot or build to suit. Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 403-505-9982 Cars ..................................5030

Mortgages Bought/Sold


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

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

Money To Loan



GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need money? We lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420;

Sunday, October 27

11 am • Viewing 9 am Location: Ridgewood Community Hall

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



HEAVY DUTY 1970 CHEVY PICK UP W/CANOPY. In good running order. Come & see it. 403-887-5731



DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161.

ROSEDALE Bi-Level w/att. dbl. garage & det. shop/ DROWNING IN DEBT? garage. 4 bdrm., 3 bath. Cut debts more than 60% On quiet close. $429,000. The easy way to find a & debt free in half the time! See kijiji # 532958670. Avoid bankruptcy! buyer for items you want to Call 403-309-4464 Free consultation; sell is with a Classified want ad. Phone 1-877-223- 3311 or toll free 1-877-556-3500. BBB rated A+.

Antique Estate Auction


Must Sell! Well Kept 2005 HR Admiral 36’ Workhorse, 22.5” tires Sleeps 6, 4 dr. Fridge Call 403-887-0911

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.

– Partial List Only – Antiques & Collectibles – Circa 1900’s 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 – New Vending Machines (Snack & Pop) – Money Changer (New) – Tools – Floor Model Video Games & More For a complete list and Directions visit www. 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

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THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

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Robert Popilchak 403-350-8708


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October 24, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News

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