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- Performing The World is Ours were rock band members Janaya Scott, Michelle Swarbrick, Shelby Piper and drummer Serena Scott (out of the picture)

More pictures on page 7. STEVE DILLS

All stars - École H. J. Cody School Lakers football players recognized at the Central Alberta High School Football League all star banquet

More on page 18


- Students from the two Kindergarten classes at École Steffie Woima Elementary School performed two concerts Tuesday with the theme Jolly Jingles. They sang and danced to several tunes together as well as entertaining as individual classes, singing songs in French and English. The Grade 1 concerts at the school take place today (Thursday) at 1and 7 p.m. Another picture is on page 22. STEVE DILLS

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

PRESENTED BY: LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY The Community Calendar is an open bulletin board for non-profit community groups running free events open to the general public. Submissions must be received by Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. and should be kept as concise as possible. We will edit for content and length. We strive to publish all submissions we receive, however, due to the number of items or space availability, we are not able to guarantee publication. If you need to be sure your message runs, we suggest you place your message in the Classified section. Deliver submissions to our office at Suite 103, 5020 50A St., Sylvan Lake, fax to 1-403-887-2081 (Toll-Free 1-888-9992081) or email to Be certain to include dates, times and contact information.

Volunteers Wanted Snow Angels is a volunteer service where people commit to removing snow at the residence of a senior in need throughout the winter season. The program currently has seniors who need help but few volunteers. Can you assist? Contact Sylvan Lake FCSS at 403-887-1137 extension 222 or pick up an application at the community centre. 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 Coats for Kids (and their families too) - Help yourself to winter clothing available at Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners Association office, 4936 50 Ave. Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 - H. J. Cody band and choir Christmas concert. 7 pm Friday and 2 pm Saturday at Stevenson Fine Arts Centre at H. J. Cody. Saturday, Dec. 14 - Central Alberta Singles dance 8:30 pm at Penhold Hall. Music by Hot Spur. Members and invited guests only; new members welcome. Elaine 403-341-7653 or Bob 403-3047440. Thursday, Dec. 19 - Seniors’ Bus going to Red Deer for Kinsmen City Lights tour. Pick-up starts at 4:45 pm. Refreshments to follow at Westerner Harvest Centre. Bus is $8. Call Lenore 403-887-5272. Friday, Dec. 20 - Christmas potluck social and triple meat draw at Sylvan Lake Legion beginning at 6:30 pm. Children welcome. For info 403-887-2601. Tuesday, Dec. 24 - 13th annual Community Christmas Dinner from 4-7 pm at the community centre, organized by Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners’ Association. To volunteer call 403-8879989. Saturday, Dec. 28 - Central Alberta Singles dance 8:30 pm at Penhold Hall. Music by Randy Hillman. Members and invited guests only; new members welcome. Elaine 403-341-7653 or Bob 403-3047440. Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Sylvan Lake Centennial New

Year’s Eve Family Skating Party from 6-10 pm at the old Sylvan Lake arena. Skate, visit, crafts, entertainment and surprises. Family passes only $5 includes complimentary hot dogs, Centennial cake and hot chocolate. Limited tickets available at Community Partners office 4936 50 Ave. Tuesday, Dec. 31 - New Year’s Eve dance at the Sylvan Lake Legion. Live band Flat Out Country back by popular demand. Music starts 8 pm, hot lunch and champagne. Tickets available at the Legion. Wednesday, Jan. 1 - New Year’s Day President’s Levée at Royal Canadian Legion, Sylvan Lake from 1-4 pm. Drop in and enjoy the camaraderie while sampling some moose milk. This event has been a tradition of the branch for many years. Wednesday, Jan. 1 - Fireworks in the evening, courtesy of Town of Sylvan Lake. Friday, Jan. 3 - Family Games Day at Sylvan Lake Library. Wednesday Jan. 8 to Sunday, Jan.12 - Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Sylvan Lake Multiplex. Featuring 12 of Alberta’s best women’s curling teams. Full event passes on sale now at Sylvan Lake Curling Club or at


- C. P. Blakely School recognized its citizens of the month for November on Monday. Receiving awards for the theme of improvement were, in the back row, Abby Wotherspoon, Sierra Szoke, Presley Quirico, Payton Nicholson, Ava Giannelli-Prideaux and Lachlan Skinner; and in the front row, Jay Alexander, Phoenix Augot, Koen Majeau, Jenna Duperon, Mercee McIsaac, Brandon Poholko, Kayden Flahr and R.J. Stever. Missing were Waylon King, Mason Fischer-Lynn, Cadence Parish, Kodi Connor and Travis Lorenz. STUART FULLARTON


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Support Programs 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. 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 Bethany Sylvan Lake, 4700 47th Ave.

Weekly events Mondays - At Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre - Wii (9:30-11:30), walking group (10:30-11:30). 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. Thursdays - Sylvan Lake Seniors Bus to Red Deer. Pick-up starts at 9:15 am. Returning to Sylvan 1:30 pm. Call 587-876-4977. Thursdays - Community Bingo at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Precall at 6:30 bingo starts at 7 pm. Canteen opens at 5:30 pm.

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

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

$150,000 in emergency funding approved for snow clearing BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Sylvan Lake councillors approved a $150,000 emergency expenditure for snow clearing on all streets and roads in town, following the third major dump of the white stuff in the past month, at a special meeting last Wednesday. By Tuesday, the town’s communications officer, Joanne Gaudet, reported crews had completed all residential streets and alleys just in time for another snowfall. Snow hauling was continuing for another couple of days to remove piles from roads that were left by graders. John Watson, public works manager, reported last Wednesday’s meeting that pproximately 30 per cent of residential roads have been cleared. By the end of last Thursday he anticipated 50 per cent completion. Crews were making “significant progress”, he said. All residential subdivision clearing will be completed as early as Saturday or as late as next Tuesday, barring unforeseen circumstances, Watson told councillors. Those circumstances could be another major storm which was predicted in weather reports at the time for early this week. The town has augmented its staff and fleet levels with “significant private sector forces” including three extra graders (working with two of the town’s), a cat dozer working at the snow dump in the area near the lagoons, eight contract trucks for snow hauling, in addition to the town’s two trucks,






two contracted loaders working in alleys and clearing driveways plus two the town owns, and hiring a temporary staff member to fill a staff vacancy. Snow clearing and removal crews worked 12-14 hour days and planned to work through the weekend until every road in town has been cleared and sanded. Watson reported facilities clearing was nearing completion at such buildings as the RCMP detachment, fire hall and arena but some parking lots, including Railway Park Promenade, weren’t expected to be done by the weekend. The early estimated cost of this snow event (the blizzard last Sunday night-Monday, Dec. 1-2), for contract services alone is $150,000 or approximately $18,000 per day. Overtime, fuel and other ‘in-house’ costs will add to the total expense but won’t been known for several weeks. Councillors also requested expert advice when they review the snow clearing policy during 2014 budget deliberations in early January and financial ramifications of changing service levels. Watson told councillors that in the last 13 years ‘C’ routes in town have only been cleared once or twice a year. This year, after the Nov. 2 snowfall they had no intention of going into those routes, but then after the Nov. 16 storm they had every intention of going into those routes. Then they were hit with a third major storm before they could get to all areas.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

EDITORIAL Cheryl Hyvonen Sales Assistant Shannon Smelt Sales Joe Furman Sales Stuart Fullarton Reporter Steve Dills Editor 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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We have the opportunity to do so much with our wealth Through our So many competing STEVE DILLS involvement in this interests. So much we great community we can do. Yet where to SYLVAN LAKE NEWS see the changing start. attitudes at schools We know we can do as students become it. We can enhance our more involved in community, our country and our earth with our efforts. supporting their community with That’s because we have an innate affluence they enjoy. Contributions to Operation sense of caring and compassion, an interest which spurs us towards Christmas Child, Coins for Kids, the Christmas Bureau, Sylvan Lake Food action. What, you might wonder, are we Bank — all are building an attitude of caring in our future generations of pondering this week. We’re thinking about the joy of leaders and supporting those less the season, the crass commercializa- fortunate in our community and tion that’s taken place surrounding abroad. As adults, we need to ponder the the festive holidays and our ability to actions of our youngsters and conmake a difference. We remember stories of simpler sider whether or not we should also times as we’re bombarded by news make changes. Share our wealth releases and surveys about the more readily. Some of our friends have already amount of money that’s going to be spent this Christmas season and the made conscious decisions about source of that money — mainly cred- reducing gift giving and instead contributing to the charities of their it cards. Then we think of all the volun- choice. That’s certainly a choice teers in our community and on our worth considering, particularly this planet who are doing good work Christmas season as we listen to our because they want to be involved in community’s volunteers and politicians discuss “partnerships” to concreating something better. And we’re daily reminded of those struct much needed replacement and who suffered through flooding, new facilities. Last week’s launch of a fundraistyphoons and other catastrophes this ing campaign aimed at securing $2 year.

Town doing super job dealing with snow removal; please be patient Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in regards to the abundance of snowfall in our town and how our community is handling this situation. First of all, I love winter and snow. The cold temperatures? I could certainly live without it. But we do live in Alberta so we just need to grin and bare it while trying to make the best of it. And if that doesn’t work then have a snow day once in a while, which we have had quite a few already. Secondly, hats off to my neighbours and anyone else who has had to get out and push a vehicle or two out

69 years ago ... From the issue of December 6, 1944

Red Deer, Alberta Published every Thursday by PNG Prairie Newspaper Group in community with: Publisher Fred Gorman to support recovery efforts in the Philipines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. Other groups, in our schools and churches, are also supporting emergency efforts in that area and in other parts of the world. This season, put a little thought into how we can made a difference and bring joy, not just to ourselves and our families, but also to those suffering at a vulnerable time of the year.


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million for the new multiplex, a similar campaign underway to replace our aging curling rink, the lighthouse project, active work to secure urgent care treatment for our community … these are just a few of the local projects which will benefit from our contributions, whether in time or cash. Looking a little further abroad, there are all kinds of opportunities to get involved and do good. Sylvan Lake’s Rotary Club recently raised money for shelterboxes (www.shel-

Since March last there has been shipped overseas an average of 100,000 magazines a month from the various magazine depots across the country, military authorities in Calgary announced today. ♦ ♦ ♦

of the deep snow. Everywhere I look people are helping others by carpooling, pushing a vehicle, pulling over to let vehicles pass, shovelling an extra driveway or two and using a snow blower to clear streets and alleys. Thirdly, kudos to the Town of Sylvan Lake for their efficient snow removal. Maybe to some of us folks it wasn’t quick enough, they didn’t do our street first, they cleared off a ball diamond, and now they are doing back alleys. But when you look at the strategic planning for all this it makes total sense. The ball diamond was not the whole field to play snow pitch on,

it was for windrows like they do every year. Yes we all want our own street cleared first but we all should know that major streets that are the core of our community will always get done first. Then secondary streets and then lastly, crescents, cul-de-sacs, and closes. I know. I live in a close and have to drive on secondary streets to get to the main streets. Back alleys? Really? Makes sense to me as my garbage day is Friday so I will be one of the first to complain if my garbage doesn’t get picked up on its scheduled day. And some people actually do

The marriage of Ella Ada, second daughter of W/O.1 and Mrs. V. Ramsbottom of Sylvan Lake and Sgt./ Pilot Walter Leslie Kevern Hobman, R.A.A.F., of Mortdale, Sydney, Australia, was quietly solemnized at “Fayes Haven”, the home of the bride’s parents, on Dec. 2 with Rev. Ian P. MacSween officiating. ♦ ♦ ♦ National Defence H. Q. at Ottawa advises that standard text telegrams (Expeditionary Force messages) between Canada and war theatres and vice versa will be discontinued between Dec. 5 and 25 inclusive, because of the overloadng of telegraph circuits and consequent delay in messages. Instead, during the preChristmas period Canadians in war theatres outside the United Kingdom

will get five Blue Air Letter forms, free of postage, to send to friends and relatives at home at the rate of one a week; and wherever possible these letters go air transit.

50 years ago ...

From the issue of December 12, 1963

At the official opening of the artificial ice plant at the curling rink last Wednesday evening, President Johnny Martin presented Cliff Duffield with a cigarette lighter on behalf of the Curling Club. The presentation was made in appreciation of the many hours of work Cliff has put in at the rink during the installation of the artificial ice plant. The work started last September and continued through October and November, during which time Cliff

park in their backyard garage. So yes, it does make sense. So please citizens, be patient with the snow removal. There has been an abundance of snow fall so far this season but I think our town is doing a super job of dealing with the snow removal just like most communities in this province. Thank you to all the people and crews who are working overtime to do the best that they can possibly do. I love my town and the people who make it home. Crystal Graham, Sylvan Lake was always on the job seeing that needed jobs were done on time. In his remarks Johnny spoke of the decision by the curling club to install five sheets of artificial ice. He described how the club became a limited association and how shares were sold to get the project underway. The ice is now in use but more money will be needed to meet payments over the next couple of years, he said. ♦ ♦ ♦ Sylvan Lake Volunteer Fire Brigade was reorganized during the past month and several new members were welcomed. The brigade for the coming year includes Fire Chief - Mike Podgurski; Asst. Chief - Bob Schaer; Asst. Chief Don Grant and 21 firemen. ♦ ♦ ♦


THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013


A tale of the effect of decisions made by councils past Dear Editor, Once upon a time there was a town in Central Alberta located on the shores of a beautiful lake. The governing councils over the years had lost the ability to associate their responsibilities to the people that had elected them. They allowed structures to be built blocking the view of the lake and restricting access to certain shores so the people couldn’t enjoy any longer. Taj Mah toilets were built on the lakeshore along with beautiful grounds at a great expense to what was claimed not to be taxpayer money.

They had forgotten that the people that elected them pay taxes other than municipal taxes. The expense to maintain and operate them had been overlooked. The reality that the shores of the beautiful lake are barren and cold for eight months of the year was not considered. Roads were constructed, and then speed limits reduced and obstructions put in place to calm traffic which resulted in congestion. The purpose for a road to actually move vehicles was not contemplated. On a wintery November day the parking lot and walkways adjacent the afore-

mentioned grounds were being cleared prior to the roads and sidewalks that the people used daily. Snowmobiles and ATVs were banned from using these unplowed roadways to access the beautiful lake. Priorities had not been established to provide amenities to the people that had elected them. Councils past built a Taj Mah town hall along with beautiful grounds to house their growth and further isolate themselves from the people that had elected them. Taxes were raised to accommodate growth

they say, yet no judgment was effected to use funds to provide essential services such as dust control, paving, street cleaning, snow removal or a sustainable water supply. This tale is not a complete illustration of councils past remiss, only a paradigm. Optimistically councils present and future will be restrained not to resort to similar philosophies as councils past. Gary Blick, Sylvan Lake

Football volunteers put in massive amounts of hours each year be a part of this league. The boys are given all of their equipment and are only charged a small fee for joining, making it a very affordable sport. The hours of practice the boys put in keep them in great shape and football becomes a great stress reliever for them. I would like to wish the Lakers players who were in their last year lots of luck in the future and we look forward to another great year in 2014! To all the Sylvan Lake residents who supported Sylvan Lake Minor Football through the purchase of the football discount card — don’t forget to use it and support the businesses in safe. town who have given Secondly, thank you to all of the great discounts on goods Snow Angels who helped us and other and services! seniors around town. Tami Theriault, Wishing everyone a very Merry Sylvan Lake Christmas and a Joyous New Year. Rene Jaspar, Sylvan Lake

Dear Editor, I would like to say a huge thank you to all the coaches, trainers, managers and parent, grandparent, sibling, extended family volunteers involved in Sylvan Lake Minor Football. Thank you also to Steve Dills and Stuart Fullarton who give the boys plenty of recognition in the Sylvan Lake News. This is an amazing organization where these people put in massive amounts of volunteer hours each year so our boys can play the game they love. The passion is obvious in each of these volunteers and we are proud to

Thanks to merchants, Snow Angels Dear Editor, Today I was completing my Christmas shopping in Sylvan Lake. Mind you it took a while, checking four stores before I found exactly what I wanted. Give thanks for the merchants of Sylvan Lake. All of this took around 40 minutes and I was home



Sylvan’s 100th

- Downtown Sylvan Lake in the winter time - Two teams of horses with flat sleighs (the type used for hauling poles for wood) in front of the hardware and a drugstore on 50th Street. Three men are standing near them. The sign on the second building sign says: ? Drug / Campers Supplies while the third building says Rolston Drugs. This is one of a series of historic photos we’ll publish during Sylvan Lake’s 100th anniversary. If you’ve got a photo you’d like us to print, please get in touch with editor Steve Dills at 403-887-2331 or email it to along with as much information as you can provide.


Photo courtesy Sylvan Lake & District Archives Society

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BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS Town councillors unanimously supported a motion Monday, pre-approving a 2014 budget expenditure of $47,100 towards attracting foreign investment. The money would be used to match federal government funding under the

Invest Canada-Community Initiative Fund. An application has been submitted and the town should hear about midDecember if it was successful in obtaining money from the program. Three critical components of investment readiness are included. The first is development of a Foreign Direct Investment Strategy, the second is a marketing strategy and collateral and the third

is a micro website for investment attraction. “The major point to note with respect to this initiative is that although the application is to a federal department with a focus on foreign direct investment, the result or strategy and marketing materials, including the web component, can also be applied to investment attraction within the province and Canada,” wrote Kurz. “This

is the only funding program (provincially and federally) accessible to move the Town’s Business Retention, Expansion and Investment Attraction agenda forward, utilizing matching funding, at an accelerated rate without hiring additional staff.” Kurz will be releasing a request for proposal this month so that if the town is successful in getting the grant, work can begin prior to the end of January.

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Christmas gift wrap is accepted in your green box. Please contact Public Works at 403-887-2800 if you do not have a green box.

Upcoming Meetings COUNCIL MEETING January 13, 2014 | 6:00 pm Municipal Government Building THERE WILL BE NO COUNCIL MEETING ON DECEMBER 23, 2013. MPC MEETING December 16, 2013 | 6:00 pm Municipal Government Building TOWN OFFICES WILL CLOSE AT 1:00 PM ON DECEMBER 24 AND ALSO BE CLOSED DECEMBER 25 & 26, 2013 AND JANUARY 1, 2014.

Development Permits TAKE NOTICE THAT on or before December 9, 2013 the Development Officer for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): RYDERS RIDGE Edge Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling, deck, basement development & detached garage on Lot 205, Block 7, Plan 1323636 (95 Reynolds Road) Falcon Homes Ltd. for a rowhouse (5 units) with decks on Lots 191-195, Block 7, Plan 132-3636 (1-5 Reid Court) Falcon Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage & deck on Lot 19, Block 10, Plan 132-3636 (58 Reynolds Road) THE VISTA AT RYDERS RIDGE Focus Design Group for two freestanding construction signs (The Vista at Ryders Ridge) on SE . 28;38-1-5 (northeast and southeast corners of The Vista subdivision) LAKEWAY LANDING Jason Arnusch for a deck on Lot 12, Block 7, Plan 032-4657 (91 Lodge Place) FOX RUN Kim McNalley for a Home Occupation Type ‘A’ – Concierge Service on Lot 6, Block 7, Plan 002-2272 (9 Falcon Ridge Drive) CRESTVIEW Lamont Land Inc. for two temporary freestanding construction signs (Crestview) on SW . 28; 38-1-5 (south entrance of Crestview subdivision) Falcon Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage & deck on Lot 40, Block 3, Plan 132-3103 (73 Cole Way) WILLOW SPRINGS Joyce Zazulak for a Home Occupation Type ‘A’ – Bookkeeping Service on Lot 60, Block 2, Plan 932-2450 (9 Westwood Crescent) AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT you may appeal Discretionary approvals to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, as provided for in Part 17, of the Municipal Government Act. Written statements relevant to the development and reasons for the appeal may be submitted to the Town of Sylvan Lake, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, 5012 48 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 within 14 days following this publication. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretations of the Land


Community Programs COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION Business Recruitment Team – Members Wanted! The Town of Sylvan Lake is establishing a Business Recruitment Team. It will be comprised of a volunteer team of professionals assembled for the common purpose of attracting commercial investment to Sylvan Lake and drafting a work plan for implementation over the next two years. The goal of the Business Recruitment Team is to: • create a supportive business environment • identify and overcome barriers to business investment • establish an offering of incentives • assemble recruitment & marketing materials • design an ideal tenant mix • identify prospective tenant leads • contact prospective tenants • make it simple to close the deal with prospects For more information please log onto: >Business>Economic Development>Investment Attraction to find a copy of the Business Recruitment Strategy, committee Terms of Reference and the Boards & Committees application form. The Business Recruitment Team will be supported by the Town of Sylvan Lake’s EDO and a member of the Planning & Development Division. Deadline for Business Recruitment Team member applications is Friday, December 13th, 2013. Council will be appointing members to the Business Recruitment Team in January 2014. More Questions? Please contact: Vicki Kurz, Economic Development Officer (EDO) Town of Sylvan Lake 403-887-1185 ext 226

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WASTE TRANSFER SITE Holiday Hours of Operation The facility will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day. The Waste Transfer Site is open during the winter from 9:00 A.M. to 5 P.M., Wednesday to Saturday exclusive of statutory holidays. Watch for summer hours beginning in April 2014. The facility is located 1.6 km east of the roundabout on Highway #11A and 0.6 km south on RR12. Items accepted include: . Paint (no charge) . Household garbage . Tires . Metal items . Wood . Electronic waste (no charge)

Request for Proposal TOWN OF SYLVAN LAKE 2014 INFRASTRUCTURE STUDY The Public Works Department is seeking proposals from qualified engineering firms to conduct a 2014 Infrastructure Study involving water supply/treatment/distribution/storage, wastewater collection/treatment/storage/disposal, stormwater management and transportation. Documents will be available from the Municipal Government Building at 5012 48th Avenue during normal office hours or through an e-mail request to Project Managers, David Kelham at or David Yee at on and after Monday, December 16th, 2013. Proposals must be presented or delivered in sealed packages, clearly marked “Proposal for 2014 Infrastructure Study”. Faxed or other electronically transmitted proposals will not be accepted. Completed proposals must be received at: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48th Avenue Sylvan Lake AB T4S 1G6 no later than Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time. Late proposals will not be accepted. All inquiries related to this Request for Proposal shall be directed to: Mr. David Kelham or Mr. David Yee Town of Sylvan Lake Tel: 403-887-2141

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013


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RCMP called about large house party getting out of control Saturday, November 30th 11:00 p.m. – RCMP stopped a speeding vehicle on Highway 11 at Highway 781 which resulted in the arrest of the male driver for impaired driving. When the officer approached the vehicle, he noted that the driver showed signs of impairment and a roadside screening device was utilized. A 21-year-old Red Deer male was issued a 30 day suspension and his vehicle was seized for seven days. He was also charged with speeding. 11:04 p.m. – A 17-year-old Innisfail male is facing an assault charge after a complaint was made to RCMP. A 17-year-old

male was assaulted on Range Road 30 at Township Road 370 near Benalto by another male who pulled up in a vehicle. The accused attempted to start a confrontation with the victim and another male however witnesses intervened and diffused the altercation. 11:19 p.m. – RCMP were called to a residence on Lakeland Road in Sylvan Lake in relation to a large group of youths causing a disturbance. Residents became

concerned that a house party involving as many as 60 youths was getting out of control. Youths aged 15 to 19 years old were reportedly walking in the street with open liquor with vehicles blocking driveways in the area. The registered owner of the residence was issued a warning. Sunday, December 1st 2:24 a.m. – Charges have been laid against a 32-year-old Red Deer male after

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

Charity drives rescheduled for Saturday BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS Two major charity events scheduled for Saturday had to be cancelled because of bitterly cold weather. But both have been rescheduled for this Saturday (Dec. 14). With temperatures as low as -39˚C early in the day and windchill making it feel like another 10 degrees colder, both the Sylvan Lake RCMP and Victim Services Charity Checkstop and the Red Deer Catholic School Division Stuff a Bus were cancelled, reported organizers. Wayne Stade said Stuff a Bus will be held at Sobeys,

Scott’s No Frills and Walmart from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s organized by Red Deer Catholic School Division, École Mother Teresa School and École Our Lady of the Rosary School. The 13th annual Sylvan Lake RCMP and Victim Services Unit charity checkstop will happen Saturday (Dec. 14) between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on 47th Avenue between Ryders Square and Hewlett Park Landing, according to Victim Services program coordinator Jennifer Plotnikoff. Beneficiaries of the event include Sylvan Lake Victim Services, Eckville Santa’s Anonymous, Bentley Christian Fund, Sylvan Lake Christmas Bureau and Sylvan Lake Food Bank.

Engineers being sought to design 50th Ave. sewage main replacement BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS Planning is to begin for the second phase of replacing the sanitary trunk main under 50th Avenue during the coming construction season. Councillors directed staff to request proposals from qualified engineers to complete design work on the project, during their meeting Monday night. Because of a delay is establishing the town’s budget for 2014, project manager David Kelham requested approval to proceed with finding an engineer. “If an engineer is not ready to be selected prior to

budget approval, the design process will be delayed for about six weeks and in turn construction would be delayed for the 2014 construction season,” stated his report. The trunk main being replaced is along 50th Street from 41st Street to 47th Street. It is “in need of replacement due to age and also needs to be upgraded to handle additional flows for future growth,” reported Kelham. The work would continue the sanitary trunk main upgrade and replacements project done this year. The first phase of the project, went from the main lift station on the east side of Highway 20 on Sylvaire Close to 41st Street.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

Snow Riders reminding snowmobilers to stay off grain bags David Thompson Snow Riders are asking snowmobilers to ride responsibly this winter, and to do so by staying away from grain bags. Riding on the bags — which are situated in farmers’ fields, and resemble long, white tubes — can be destructive to them, and can land riders with hefty punishments. Trail co-ordinator Gerry Hansen said those guilty of doing so may face criminal charges of up to 10 years in prison.




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- Alanna Dextrase, representing Sylvan Lake and Area Community Partners Association, accepted a cheque for $3,991 from Shoppers Drug Mart owner-pharmacist Todd Prochnau last Friday. The money was raised through Shoppers’ Tree for Life program held over four weeks in September and October. Community Partners was again the business’s charity of choice. “We were so amazed how people contributed to it and supported the association they’re really proud of in the community,” said Pochnau. The amount raised during the fourth annual campaign was over $1,000 more than last year. He added that this is also the second year Shoppers has hosted Santa Claus and provided pictures for a food bank donation. We want it to be successful and will certainly be doing it again next year, he said. STEVE DILLS

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Families remembered absent loved ones during candlelight service BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Candlelight filled Sylvan Lake Funeral Home Sunday, as families gathered to remember loved ones who died within the last year. The Christmas candlelight service of remembrance takes place annually,

during what funeral home owner Gordon Flinn said is a very difficult time of year for many of those families. “Anybody can attend (the service), and it helps them,” he said. “It’s a difficult time, but this is sort of letting them feel that there is somebody in the community that still feels for them.” Families lit candles after several hymns were sung, and words spoken by Pastor Warren Kay, Reverend Kevin Haugan and Reverend Jin Woo Kim. Gordon Flinn and his wife and funeral home co-owner Diane Flinn lit the first two candles, before sharing with others. “It’s a symbol of life,” said Gordon Flinn. “We always say when you feel comfortable, you can exterminate your candle.” Some people do so almost immediately, while others keep their candles lit for up to ten minutes, he added. According to manager Ed Stevenson, the service is open to anybody, and not just those who have made use of the funeral home’s services.

He feels that people attending often benefit from having the opportunity to gather with others who have experienced similar losses. “It helps them with some of the things that they’re going through,” he said. “When they get talking to others who are going through the same thing, they get an understanding that this is normal, and not abnormal … everybody feels this way.” Those in attendance were invited to an afternoon of fellowship and lunch at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, which took place immediately after the service. Memorial Presbyterian Church choir sang throughout the service, between candle lighting, prayer and a digital presentation listing names of absent loved ones. Pastor Warren Kay hoped that the service would be meaningful for everyone who attended. “We each have a different memory, but we all share a common emotion,” he said. “We strive to remember those things that will never be forgotten.”

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Benalto Ag Society looking forward to another good year BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

The outlook for Benalto Agricultural Society in 2014 is positive, according to Neal Arksey, who was re-elected president during the society’s annual general meeting last Friday night. About 20 people attended the meeting, which also saw Ken Vick and Craig Kentz returned as first vice president and second vice president, respectively.

A mixture of both new and familiar faces make up the society’s 14 directors — a group of people Arksey is excited about working with. “We have some new people that came onto our board, (with) fresh, new ideas, which we always need,” he said. “We’re always open to that.” The society’s financials were also approved at the meeting, and revealed little change from previous years. Arksey said some money was

made through Benalto Pro Rodeo — the society’s main event — but not much over last year. “If we break even at it, we’re pretty happy,” he said. Preparations for the 97th rodeo are already underway, with sponsorship packages currently being compiled and distributed. The society sponsors and works alongside several groups and organizations in the area, including Shadow Riders 4-H Club and Medicine River Pony Club.

Club members who participate in work days help the society “tremendously”, according to Arksey. “It’s a good core of people willing to chip in,” he said. The society’s venues are becoming increasingly popular, and host a large variety of events, ranging from horse clinics to family reunions, he added. “It’s getting busier and busier out here. We’re getting a little more well known.” Camping stalls and other facilities have also proved popular in

recent years, and have even attracted people visiting nearby places such as Sylvan Lake and Red Deer. “We are definitely getting more bookings,” said Arksey. “Every weekend is getting pretty busy.” Despite plenty of out-of-town visitors making use of facilities in Benalto, the society remains community-oriented, he added. The distribution of up-to-date communications via means such as the society’s website allows members to increase awareness of the society beyond Benalto. “People are becoming more aware of what we’re doing,” said Arksey.


Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club had another great start to its year with 31 members and great club and assistant leaders. We had our weigh-in on Nov. 2nd at P. Quentaine & Sons, with 12 heifers, 14 carcasses, 15 cow/calf pairs, and 31 market steers. It made for a busy morning. Wow, 72 projects in all! This year some of our members went to archery on Dec. 7 as half of our Christmas party. The other half was held on Dec. 9th with a Chinese gift exchange and potluck supper. Our club collected food bank donations that will be taken to Red Deer Food Bank this week in support of the 100th anniversary of 4-H. Our club members will be preparing for public speaking on Feb. 2nd at 10 a.m. with presentations on Feb. 13th at 6 p.m., both at Ridgewood Hall. It will be open to the public — please come, you won’t be disappointed. We would like to say a big thank you to ATB Financial Sylvan Lake for their generous donation of $1,000 to our club. We would also like to thank the community for your continued support. We are looking forward to another great year.


THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

Images of winter captured by poets at Lighthouse Christian Academy BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

The creativity of students at Lighthouse Christian Academy was evident in their eager participation in the winter poetry competition. Three winners were chosen from the entries. Montana Beattie and Luke Wilson shared first place while Maison Ruby took third place. Their poems follow. Winter Looks like sparkling white snow and red and green Christmas lights Sounds like carolers singing and skates scraping the ice

Smells like delicious sugar cookies with Mom’s homemade whipping cream... Tastes like candy canes and cream puffs Feels like slippery ice and my warm mug filled with peppermint tea By Montana Beattie, age 7 - tied for first place Winter Looks like glittering white snow and bright green Christmas trees Sounds like kids yelling during an epic snowball fight and sweet Christmas carols... Smells like fresh gingerbread

cookies out of the oven and fresh hot cocoa Tastes like hot apple cider with peppermint candy canes Feels like cold wet snow and the chilling winter breeze. By Luke Wilson age 8 - tied for first place Winter Looks like frozen silvery ice and frosted window panes

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MELCOR 4YEAR OLD LAKERS Continued forward skating skills and began learning backwards skating skills. +of the Week – #8 Brock Driscoll YOUNG GUNS DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 9 vs. Bashaw 3 Lakers 6 vs. Delburne 9 +of the Week – Tavien Ouellette WATTS PROJECTS DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 1 vs. Dairy Queen Lakers 5 +of the Week – Corbin Byzitter DAIRY QUEEN DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 5 vs. Watts Lakers 1 +of the Week –Tyler McCulloch FORMULA POWELL LP DYNAMITE LAKERS No games submitted CASTAWAY SPORTS NOVICE LAKERS No Games +of the Week – Castaway Sports

TERRYS LEASE MAINTENANCE NOVICE LAKERS Lakers played in the Glen Hall Tournament in Stoney Plain +of the Week – Kyan Schafers ALL ABOUT BOUNCING NOVICE LAKERS +of the Week – All players who made it to our Sunday morning practice! DIVERSIFIED PRODUCTS NOVICE LAKERS Lakers 7 vs. Delburne 9 +of the Week – #9 Jagger Lakeman

STRATEGIS GROUP ATOM LAKERS No Games CO-OPERATORS INSURANCE ATOM LAKERS Lakers played in a tournament in Bowden, producing 1-2 record +of the Week – Conner Cunningham TRILLIANT PEEWEE LAKERS No Games SCOTIA BANK PEEWEE LAKERS Lakers 2 vs. Red Deer 5 +of the Week – #11 Logan Somerville

SYLVAN LAKE AGENCIES ATOM LAKERS Lakers 10 vs. Red Deer 0 Lakers 7 vs. Red Deer 4 +of the Week – #7 Ashton Fonda

COMFORT INN PEEWEE LAKERS Lakers 7 vs. Maskwacis 5 +of the Week – #1 Damon Larson


ETR PEEWEE LAKERS No scores submitted

SYLVAN CONCRETE BANTAM LAKERS Lakers 3 vs. Medicine Hat 6 Lakers 3 vs. Okotoks 8 +of the Week – #8 Elijah Johanson

Lakers 7 vs. Seera 2 +of the Week – Andrew Jensen MIDGET 2 LAKERS No scores submitted

REDCORE BANTAM LAKERS Lakers 3 vs. Eckville Lakers 2 vs. Rimbey 0 +of the Week – Austin Nesbitt



BIG BEAR ENERGY FEMALE LAKERS Lakers 0 vs. Lacoka 9 +of the Week – Gillian Holly

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Zoning change will allow for daycare centre in commercial complex BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS During their regular meeting Monday, Sylvan Lake councillors: • passed the final two readings of a bylaw to change the zoning of the multi-building commercial complex at the corner of Herder Drive and Hinshaw Drive to Neighbourhood Shopping Centre. This will allow for a third building to be built to house a daycare. The zoning had previously been Highway Commercial. • began the process of amending the 50th Street Area Redevelopment Plan to allow for construction of a two storey commercial building in the Pelican Place area.

The existing regulation requires a minimum of two storeys above grade with grade measured as the midway point along the lot boundary on 50th Street. Because of the significant grade change between 50th Street and Pelican Place that would have meant to meet the minimum height requirements the building would have to be three storeys from the current lot grade on Pelican Place to achieve the two storey minimum above the 50th Street grade. The amendment removes the minimum height for the lots which abut both 50th Street and Pelican Place. A public hearing on the bylaw was set for Jan. 13. • heard from Betty Osmond, the town’s chief administrative officer, that the province has noti-

fied the town it intends to demolish Washroom #3 this winter and not replace it. “The province assessed the building and determined the structure, internal fixtures and underground infrastructure to be worn out and repairs no longer viable. The washroom will not be replaced as the existing number of washrooms in Sylvan Lake Provincial Park and the town’s Centennial Park are believed to be sufficient for visitors using the area,” said Osmond’s report. • agreed to fund up to $15,000 for development of a business plan for Sylvan Lake Curling Club through a joint partnership with the club. Ron Lebsack, director of community services, indicated town staff have been meeting regularly with the curling club regarding a new facility. When staff reported, during a recent update, that

the club didn’t have a business plan, council proposed the town assist the club by joining efforts and funding its development. Two recreation consulting firms were contacted to discuss the scope of the plan. “The estimated cost provided through discussions … average a maximum cost of $15,000,” said Lebsack’s report to council. • appointed Mark Green as a bylaw officer for the town. He was hired beginning Dec. 2 to fill a position of temporary community peace officer to cover for an employee currently on leave. Green is retired from the RCMP, serving 23 years in Alberta and Manitoba, and recently was a peace officer for the Summer Village of Gull Lake (including contract work for five additional summer villages and the Town of Rimbey).


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Online shopping tips for protecting your privacy during holiday season SUBMITTED SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

tion, follow up with the merchant immediately. • Use a low limit credit card for online purchases and one that provides you with specific guarantees, such as 100% coverage for any losses due to fraud when shopping online. • Make sure your computer security is up-to-date to protect against spyware, adware, malware and other Internet attacks. • Create strong passwords, including numbers, symbols and upper- and lower-case letters, and use a different username and password on each website you shop to limit risk if your personal information is compromised. • Never pay bills, bank, or shop on a public or shared computer or on devices such as laptops or mobile phones that are on public wireless networks. • Do not be fooled by extraordinary offers. If a product or service looks too good to be true, it probably is.

As more and more Albertans turn to online shopping for their holiday purchases, Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton is reminding consumers to be vigilant about protecting personal information from cyber-crooks. Privacy tips for online • Research online merchants, looking at privacy and security policies and customer ratings prior to making a purchase. • Only enter personal information on secure websites. The website address will be preceded by “https” if secure and a closed padlock will appear beside it. • Reputable merchants usually send an email confirming your order. If you do not receive an email confirma-


• Beware of emails asking for personal information even if they look to be from a reputable source. Fraudsters will often send “phishing” emails to try to steal your personal information or to install malware. • Do not click on links if you do not know or trust the source. If you think you have been the victim of online fraud, scams, or identity theft,

file a report with local police, your credit card company, or online to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www. The Information and Privacy Commissioner works independently of government to protect the access and privacy rights of all Albertans.

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Seconds count; Rush placed in top ten in three out of last four races BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

All stars - Eleven École H. J. Cody School Lakers football

players were recognized at the Central Alberta High School Football League all star banquet last Thursday at Hunting Hills High School, ten of them as all stars. The group included, Shon Zenert, Sulley Laroque, Bradyn Marchesi, Josh Barrie, Kyle Eckenswiller, Trent Kondor, Kane Price and Riley Berg; and in the front row, Chase Elwood - tied for Rookie of the Year and Landon Rosene - Offensvie Player of the Year. Missing was TJ Sloboda SUBMITTED

The Canada 1 two-man bobsled team of Sylvan Lake’s Lyndon Rush and Calgary’s Lascelles Brown slid to a sixth place tie in World Cup racing last Friday. Finishing in a time of 1:36.02, they were just 11/100ths of a second slower than the winners, Steven Holcomb and Chris Fogt in USA 1 on the 15-corner Park City, Utah track. The Justin Kripps piloted Canada 3 sled finished in eighth while Chris Spring and Jesse Lumsden in Canada 2 placed 12th. A day later, piloting Canada 1 in the four-man bobsleigh competition, Rush, along with Edmonton’s David Bissett and Neville Wright, and Calgary’s Lascelles Brown finished 11th with a time of 1:35.28, just over half a second behind the winner in the two-run event. Team Spring placed seventh in the Canada 2 sled. The 29-year-old Chris Spring and his newly-formed

crew of Jesse Lumsden of Burlington, Ottawa’s Cody Sorensen and Saskatoon’s Ben Coakwell, clocked a tworun time of 1:35.18. “It was a tough weekend of racing for everyone here at Bobsleigh Canada. To be honest I think in both the two- and four-man we pushed and drove better than the result we ended up with and that is very frustrating,” said Spring, in a story on the BobsleighCanadaSkeleton website. “But that’s snow races ya know! You have to have a little bit of luck on your side and unfortunately that didn’t happen this weekend for us.” Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton athletes compete in Lake Placid, N.Y. this weekend during the third and final stop on the Viessmann World Cup before the holiday break. In the first World Cup races of the season, at Calgary’s Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park Nov. 29-30, Rush and Brown placed eighth in the two-man competition and Rush piloted his four-man team to sixth place.

Bullying. That’s not the Alberta way. 13122SA0 Premier Alison Redford

Stop Bill 46 In 1977, Premier Peter Lougheed promised that in all future contract negotiations, provincial employees would have the right to binding arbitration in lieu of the right to strike. Now, Premier Alison Redford has rammed through Bill 46, which goes back on that promise and takes the right to arbitration away from 22,000 front-line government employees. Redford’s Bill 46 gives government the power to freeze wages, with no independent arbitrator determining what is fair and justified. That’s not negotiating, that’s bullying. And bullying is not the Alberta way. The Alberta way has always been to keep your promises and respect the rights of others.

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Terrence Keith Morris of Sylvan Lake, AB passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the age of 57. Terry was born August 6, 1956 in Edmonton, AB to Keith and Joanne Morris. He graduated from Sylvan Lake High School in 1974. On August 6, 1977 he married Wendy Albert in Sylvan Lake. Terry was employed as a member of the Edmonton City Police before moving his family back to Sylvan Lake and was employed as an Occurrence Officer at the RCMP detachment in Red Deer then employed by the City of Red Deer in the bylaw department. He finished his career at NAL Resources as an operator in the oilfield. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, camper, sports enthusiast, and loved spending time with family and friends. Terry is survived by his wife of 36 years Wendy; father Keith, mother Joanne, and sister Laurie; children Garret Morris of Sylvan Lake, Blair and Cori Morris of Sylvan Lake, Derek and Jodie Morris of Arizona, Brandie and Joe Gedang of California; 7 grandchildren Charlie and Hanley Morris, Traiten, Presley, and Asher Morris, Justin and Natashia Johnson and many nephews and extended family. A celebration of Terry’s life was held at the Alliance Community Church, Sylvan Lake on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Terry’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

PHILLIPS Kathy 1933-2013 Kathleen Isabelle Phillips of Sylvan Lake, was called home on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 from The Bethany Care Centre, at the age of 80. She was married to the late Arthur Phillips and together raised a large family. She is survived by numerous children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A small family service was held. As an e x p r e s s i o n o f s y m p a t h y, memorial donations may be made in Kathy’s name to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or to The Canadian Wildlife Federation. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

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- During lunch time at École Fox Run School, 35 students volunteer their time taking turns selling snacks at Around The Corner Store. All profits go to various charities or for items at the school. The students presented a Christmas gift to seniors at Sylvan Lake Lodge — a 55 gallon fish tank, Nov. 27. Once the water has acclimatized, fish will be added. “The students were very excited and happy to present this gift. We know that this will give them much pleasure,” said Joanne Sikma. STEVE DILLS


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Manufactured Homes

UNITED HOMES CANADA invites you to view our Heated display homes. Purchase today at 2012 pricing. Inventory clearance starting at $92,500.; www. 148 Eastlake Blvd., Airdrie. 1-800-461-7632.

Commercial Property


42,000 sq ft Office/ Residential Building, Red Deer, AB Built in 2011. 21 separately titled units consisting of 16 executive condos and 4 commercial suites, Zero Tenant Vacancy, 10 year triple net leases in place, expiring 2021. Assumable mortgage. Price - $8,400,000.00 Accepting Offers Christine@ andersonbuildersgroup. com

Businesses For Sale


MOVIE THEATRE with attached suite in Provost, Alberta. 100 seats. New digital Real 3-D projection equipment. Selling for health reasons. Call Bruc 780-753-4703 or 780-753-0189.

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

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Transportation #5000-5300

Automotive Services ........5010 Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 Cars ..................................5030 SUV’s................................5040 Trucks ..............................5050 Heavy Trucks....................5060 Vans/Buses ......................5070 Motorcycles ......................5080 Campers ..........................5090 Motorhomes......................5100 5th Wheels........................5110 Holiday Trailers ................5120 Tent Trailers ......................5130 Utility Trailers ....................5140 ATV’s ................................5150 Boats & Marine ................5160 Snowmobiles ....................5170 Tires, Parts & Accessories ......................5180 Auto Wreckers ..................5190 Vehicles Wanted ..............5200 Car/Truck Rental ..............5210 Recreational Vehicle Rental ..............................5220 Trailer Rental ....................5230 Misc. Automotive ..............5240 RV’s ..................................5300


Entertained - While students in Mme. Julie’s Kindergarten French Immersion class at École Steffie Woima Elementary School

sat in front waiting their turn to perform, the students in Ms. Summer’s class sang a series of songs including Ring the Bells, S-A-N-T-A and He’ll be Coming Down the Chimney during the school’s Kindergarten concert Tuesday afternoon for family and friends. A second concert was held that evening. STEVE DILLS

Get Real

Janine Neyedley, Family School Wellness Worker at École Fox Run School, accepted donations to support the school’s Get Real event. Jennifer Somerville with Terry’s Lease Maintenance contributed $250 and Lani Rouillard Prof Corp. donated $1,000. SUBMITTED



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.,0.00

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- Sharon Graham, chairperson of the Poppy Fund of the Sylvan Lake branch of The Royal Canadian Legion, presented $1,000 bursaries to Jill Beach and Hannah Purkiss Nov. 9. Beach is taking a paramedic’s course through Portage College in Lac La Biche while Purkiss is enrolled in the dental assistant program at SAIT in Calgary. Education bursaries are available for the children and grandchildren of veterans through the Poppy Fund at the local branch. Contact Sharon Graham at 403-887-2434 for more information. STEVE DILLS


- Naomi Hilman and Crystal Clear showed 51 shoeboxes collected by kcs Association for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. SUBMITTED




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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

Sylvan Lake

Market Update


RE/MAX real estate central alberta Each office is independently owned and operated


Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results. ® Canada Housing & Mortgage Corporation defines a balanced market as one where 30% of the home inventory sells each month.

Average number of homes for sale in the Sylvan Lake Area* in November:

Sales to Listing Ratio:

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


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


Market Favours:

Least Active Price Range:

YTD Sales:



Sylvan Lake Area is defi efined ned as the T Town of Sylvan Lake and the Sylvan Lake Summer Villages.

$500,000 – $750,000


Most Active Price Range:

Most Expensive Home Sold in Nov:

$300,000 – $350,000

Robert Popilchak

Glen Goodall

Caroline Boivin






Lorne Therriault

Willard Morris

Carl Stepp

Sandi Hallgren

Alf Moore






Gord Steinbach

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

Sylvan Lake News, December 12, 2013  
Sylvan Lake News, December 12, 2013  

December 12, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News