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Joy - Clearly excited, Alberta Scotties champions Val Sweeting, Joanne Courtney, Dana Ferguson and Rachel Pidherny waved to the crowd at Sylvan Lake’s multiplex after their win Sunday afternoon while coach Taina Smiley smiled at their joy. The young team — Sweeting and Pidherny are both 26 while Ferguson is 24 and Courtney is 23 — will now represent the province at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Montreal Feb. 1-9. STEVE DILLS
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THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014
Influenza vaccine no longer available at clinics BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
PROUDLY PRESENTED BY: UNIQUE ELEVATIONS Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 - Ice racing by motorcycles, ATVs and side cars. Two way sprint on Saturday, oval ice racing on Sunday. Weather and ice dependent. (secondgearclub.camp9.org/iceracing) Friday, Feb. 21-Sunday, Feb. 23 - Sylvan Lake Ice Marathon speed skating competition. 50 km on Friday, 100 km and 5 km on Sat. and 25 and 10 km races on Sun. Also Kortebaan and Sled on Sat. and Sun. Dependent on weather and ice conditions. (www.sylvanlakeicemarathon.com)
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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 volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program. Call 403887-2555 and talk to Wanda or Carol.
Special Events Saturday, Jan. 18 - Central Alberta Singles dance 8:30 pm at Innisfail Legion Hall. Music by Phil Wayne. For info call Elaine 403-341-7653 or Murray 403-357-8022. Everyone welcome. Wednesday, Jan. 22 - 20th annual Robbie Burns Night at Sylvan Lake Legion. Cocktails 6 pm, roast beef dinner catered by Ladies’ Auxiliary. Piping in of Haggis at 6:15 pm. Arlene Bain Highland Dancers. Ceilidh dancing to end the evening. Tickets available at the Legion. For info call 403-887-2601 or 403885-4929. Saturday, Jan. 25 - Sylvan Lake Open Martial Arts Challenge from 8 am to 5 pm at École Fox Run School. For info Ken Sumner 403-887-8806. Wednesday, Jan. 29 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Bus to River Cree Casino, Edmonton. Leave 8:30 am. Phone Joan 403-887-7614. Saturday, Feb. 1 - Family movie marathon at Sylvan Lake Library from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Adventures in Babysitting, Adventure of Huck Finn and Muppet Movie. Free, drop in. Saturday, Feb. 8 - Pop Stars and Princesses at Sylvan Lake Library from 1-2 pm. Bring on all those things shiny and sparkly. Come in costume as your favourite pop star or princess. Enjoy a makeover and karaoke. Lots of activities, music, snacks and stories. Free, limited enrolment, registration required. Saturday, Feb. 8 - Central Alberta Singles dance 8:30 pm at Innisfail Legion Hall. Music by Hot Spur. For info call Elaine 403-341-7653 or Murray 403357-8022. Everyone welcome. Saturday, Feb. 15 - Winterfest - polar dip, fireworks and much more for the entire family.
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.
Influenza vaccines are no longer available in Central Alberta, according to Alberta Health Services. This year’s vaccination campaign was one of the
Weekly events At the Seniors’ Centre: Mondays - Wii bowling; Tuesdays Sit & Be Fit, Whist, Beginner Bridge, Scrabble; Wednesdays - Drama troupe, lunches, Bible study, Tai Chi; Thursdays - Alberta Senior Benefit Program; Fridays - Yoga, Friday forums, bridge, foot care and massage clinics. For more info call Maryan 403-887-5428. 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 pm from Parkland Mall. Call Lenore 403-887-5272. Thursdays - Community Bingo at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Precall at 6:30 bingo starts at 7 pm. Canteen opens at 5:30 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, JAN. 16, 2014
Town’s budget available for scrutiny before final consideration; ‘Average’ homeowner would pay additional $72.33 in municipal taxes BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
Hours and hours and hours were spent by town councillors and staff last week to determine how much property taxes will have to increase in 2014. In the end, the draft budget,
approved for circulation to residents and businesses, shows owners of an average property valued at $300,000 last year, would pay an additional $72.33 for the municipal side of their property tax bill. That amount could vary depending on several items. The first is the change in assessment (property
Town planning $12.732 million in capital projects BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
the south side of Lakeshore Drive in the Golf Creek area, adjacent to Willow Springs subdivision, is projected to cost $40,000. The last water well took five years to get all the approvals necessary and bring it on line, said Alan Gassor, the town’s director of public works. Continued on page 9
value) from year-to-year. It was estimated at a 1.8 per cent increase based on preliminary assessment numbers for 2014. But that percentage will vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. The other reason for an increase is the decision of the province on the education tax portion of the bill. The province sets that rate in the spring, and until then it’s impossible to calculate the exact increase on the total bill. The budget, approved in principle by councillors includes an increase of 2.69 per cent in the mill rate (tax rate). It also includes an increase in the recreation levy of just over $1 per month which will raise an additional 25 per cent ($100,000) for recreation projects. The non-residential (commercial and industrial) tax rate was frozen at last year’s amount (see separate story). Taxpayers have the next three weeks to comment on the budget before councillors revisit it at the Feb. 10 meeting. In the meantime, they’re planning a coffee party to hear thoughts of residents and business owners. It will be at Waves Coffee Shop from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25. “Everything is still on the table,” said Mayor Sean McIntyre, near the end of coun-
If everything goes according to schedule, the town will spend more than $12 million on capital projects over the next 12 months. However, some of the projects may be delayed into 2015. Councillors approved the draft capital budget, for circulation to ratepayers, The Sylvan Lake Community Partners following extensive would like to thank all those who meetings which ended Saturday afternoon. contributed to our 13th Annual The budget will be Christmas Dinner. back in front of councillors at the Feb. 10th meeting for approval. • Graham Parsons • Ainsley White Public works proj• Jim & Leslie Hill – • Alanna Dextrase ects accounted for the Hidden Valley Market & Family bulk of the cost — totalling $8.563 milGarden • Ann Shannon lion. • Beth Strilchuk • Marg Fokkema Construction of the • Betty Finner • Marlene McClelland second phase of the sanitary sewer main • Bob Osmond • Naomi Hillman upgrade on 50th • Bob Swabey • Our Lady of the Avenue, from 41st to • Boston Pizza Rosary School 47th Street was pegged at $2 million. This is • Canadian Tire • Patti Gette & Family the town’s oldest sewer • Catherine Vais • Scott’s No Frills main and its replace• Connie & Brent Sutter • Shelly Suggett ment is needed due to • Darlene McGeough & Family age and the need to increase capacity for • Darlene Wells • Sylvan Lake News development in the • Donna Ellerby • Tim Hortons town’s west end. The & Family • Town of Sylvan Lake remainder of the project, is planned in con• EVRAZ • Walter Sandusky junction with work at • Fred & Donna Vert • Wayne & Lorna the intersection of 50th • Giselle Campbell & Thomas Street and 50th Avenue. Lagoon upgrades Family • Wayne & Bonnie are planned at a cost of • Gloria & Ray Gascon Collins $1 million; a study in preparation for a new A huge thank you to all the people who donated to water well is slated at make this event possible and to all the volunteers $100,000 and development of a wetland on that helped to make this event possible. We
cil’s decision-making session Saturday. “We really want to communicate our decisions, they’re not set in stone yet.” Over three nights last week, councillors heard from various department staff on their budgets and requests to add additional projects. Then Friday night and through the day Saturday, they debated specific projects, watching the property tax increase go up and down based on what they decided. Some projects made it while most others that had low priorities and had already been struck during staff scrutiny didn’t return to the budget. Shortly after noon, the increase sat at 3.45 per cent and the average increase, based on the above $300,000 property, would have been $96.94. Councillor Matt Prete indicated he’d like to see the increase under three per cent and others agreed, tackling the numbers one more time. They shaved the cost of several projects and dropped one, trimming $64,000. This took the increase down to 2.69 per cent, a figure they were happy with.
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Will councillors hear reaction to their budget decisions? year, we have to remember While sitting that Sylvan Lake is growthrough hours of preSTEVE DILLS ing. We’re planning for sentations and deliberSYLVAN LAKE more land through annexations we saw a majoriNEWS ation, more people, more ty of Sylvan Lake counbusiness and more induscillors make their first try. Those plans come with attempt at balancing all costs, both in terms of the diverse needs of a growing town as they tried to determine developing them and then in implemenwhat our taxpayers could live with for a tation. Faced, as four of our councillors were, tax increase. Their decision — an increase of over with this, their first budget, we’d give three per cent was too much. So they them a passing grade for making the tackled the numbers one last time decisions they did. Of course, we could Saturday afternoon, as they came close to criticize some of those decisions. But the end of their work. And they were able when you look at the overall result, their to reduce the tax rate increase to 2.69 per struggles will result in real progress in the coming year. cent. There were areas they could have cut But wait, that’s not the total increase. Many residents will also be hit with to maintain the increase at one per cent assessment (property value) changes. as suggested by staff. Their visions, howThey’re estimated to average 1.8 per cent ever, determined we’re going in certain so if your property increased in value by directions. One of those items was $100,000 the average, your tax bill could be 4.49 slated for beach enhancement. That per cent higher this year. Then, if the province decides to tin- needs to be approved by the province ker with the provincial education tax, before it proceeds because it would take which is collected by the town on the place on provincial land. The amount same tax bill, and forward to the prov- budgetted is four times what was spent ince, the increase could be higher. That last year to add sand to the side of our lake and enhance the visitor experience. won’t be known until later this spring. We could criticize councillors for It must be stressed, again and again, that the town has no influence in what increasing the snow and ice clearing the province does. They get a bill from budget to improve service levels from the province, have to collect the money last year (not this extraordinary year). from you, the ratepayer, and then pay the But who can do that in a year like this province. Interestingly, the town actually — particularly when town staff are doing has to send the province two quarterly such a good job keeping us moving. payments before it even collects taxes Councillors did ascertain that if the increased snow removal budget isn’t from our residents and businesses. While that may give you a very entirely spent it would go into a reserve uneasy feeling about what’s to come this that could be accessed in years like we’re
How sad it would be not to have curling venue; volunteer experience was great Dear Editor, I volunteered last week for the Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts and want to commend all the event organizers and everyone else, like me, who volunteered. I have nothing to do with the curling club and don’t curl myself but do enjoy watching curling, and that is the reason I volunteered for the Scotties. I volunteered for a total of five shifts and got to spectate for four draws as well thanks to friends. I didn’t expect that I would have as much fun as I did in the end. I met many people from town and from out of town and got to meet a cou-
69 years ago ... From the issue of January 10, 1945
Red Deer, Alberta Published every Thursday by PNG Prairie Newspaper Group in community with: Publisher Fred Gorman
of the debate which went into the decisions and will enhance our community. We could continue, but we’d be surprised if more than a handful of people really care. Town councillors were adamant that residents and business owners be given time to digest their decisions. That’s why they’ve allowed a three-week comment period before they pass the final interim budget. They also plan to make themselves by hosting a coffee party at a local business. We hope they’re overwhelmed with comments. But we suspect from past experience, the response will be mediocre from an apathetic populace who understand there’s nothing certain in life but death and taxes.
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now experiencing. Another idea which portends future expenditure is $10,000 for spray park location search and design. That’s an idea with lots of traction among the public — so it seems councillors are reacting to discussions they had during the election and are proceeding. There will be a time for the public to provide their ideas on this project. Another radar trailer for Protective Services at $25,000??? How much did concerns about safety weigh on the minds of councillors on this item and others such as $800,000 for two sets of traffic lights at busy corners? Or $410,000 for a sidewalk to connect the northern part of 50th Street with Beacon Hill, Crestview and Lighthouse Christian Academy? All, we believe, were worthy
Excellent reports on the year’s activities were presented at the annual meeting of the Benalto Agricultural Society by President Clyde Stauffer and Secretary C. B. Pugh, showing the organization to be in sound financial position.
ple of the curling teams and their families as well. Every day I reported for duty I was met with smiles from all the volunteers and the volunteer supervisors which really made me feel welcome. I want to send a special thanks to Ken James who was the person I reported to everyday as security personnel. No matter what way Ken was being pulled, he always smiled and was right there to answer questions and greet people when he was needed. All the organizers and volunteers went way above and beyond their duties sometimes pulling 12 hour shifts and again, there they Improvements to the buildings and grounds last year amounted to about $1,000 and the entire plant is free from debt. A satisfactory balance is carried forward. Officers elected for 1945 were: Clyde Stauffer - president; L. Kathol vice-president; Ray Niemela - 2nd vice-president; D F. Neilsen - stampede manager. Directors: H. G. Bennett, A. J. Foster, Clifford Hillman, W. A. Holsworth, John McBride Jr., Lloyd McNeil, A. Norton, George Richardson, W. Schuneman, George Sterling, Peter A. Stewart, L. Wall, Langton Wells, Lloyd Wells, Miss B. Burdick, Mrs. P. N. Cameron, Mrs. W. A. Holsworth, Mrs. J. McBride, Mrs. Thomas Smith, Mrs. George Smith, Mrs. Peter A. Stewart. Thomas Smith was chairman dur-
were still smiling. This event had all teams staying within the town generating revenue for the town, staying in hotels and eating at our restaurants. How sad it would be not to have a curling venue to be enjoyed not
only by curlers but by the general public like me. Kudos to everyone! Kim Matthews, Sylvan Lake
Help getting unstuck appreciated Dear Editor, I want to thank the nice man in December who was driving around and helping people get unstuck. I was stuck on Hunter street and he came and helped ing the election of officers. ♦ ♦ ♦ Chuck Vanson, Les Perkinson, Ray White and Jack Sunell have taken their medicals for the navy and are awaiting their call.
50 years ago ...
From the issue of January 16, 1964
Further to past negotiations regarding garbage disposal for the Town of Sylvan Lake and surrounding ares in the Counties of Red Deer and Lacombe, letters will be sent to the two counties regarding a jointly operated disposal ground. Suitable sites are being considered. Councillor Cox reported at last Monday evening’s council meeting that the town fire truck had been tuned up and the engine valves
me. Thank you! Jessie Donald, Sylvan Lake
ground. It was decided to place two new street lights on 1st Street East — one of these lights to replace one of the old style. Further action will be taken by the town in its efforts to secure a hospital, nursing home, or senior citizens home. Letters received from the Minister of Health, Dr. Ross and Mr. Hooke will be answered. Letters will also be sent by the town in an endeavour to get a dentist to locate at Sylvan Lake. In response to a petition for paving of 1st Avenue West, the council decided to go ahead with this project. A petition to pave 2nd Ave. East from 2nd Street to 7th Street, will be held in abeyance for a year. ♦ ♦ ♦
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THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014
- Members of Team Webster were all smiles as they entered the rink at the multiplex during opening ceremonies for the 2014 Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
- Brenda Dale threw the ceremonial first rock marking the opening of the 2014 Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts last Wednesday night. STUART FULLARTON PHOTOS
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Take Notice BOARDS AND COMMITTEES The Town of Sylvan Lake is looking for a community member to ﬁll the following vacancies: Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hears appeals on developments and subdivisions within the regulations of the MGA (2 year term). Meetings as required in the evening. Community Services Committee Provides recommendations related to community opportunities and challenges (2 year term). Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month in the evening. Additional information regarding the mandates of this board and application forms can be found on our website at www.
Development Permits TAKE NOTICE THAT on January 6, 2014, the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): Cedo Modo Inc. (conditionally approved) for a change in ingress/egress for car wash, building color changes, roof top equipment and above ground tank fencing on Lot 4, Block 13, Plan 082-3644 (49 Hinshaw Drive) AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT on or before January 13, 2014 the Development Ofﬁcer for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): RYDERS RIDGE Unique Elevations Inc. for a rowhouse (6 units) with attached garage & deck on Lots 146-151, Block 7, Plan 132-3636 (47-52 Reid Court) BEACON HILL Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage, deck & basement development on Lot 11, Block 13, Plan 122-4336 (15 Bowman Circle) Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage, deck & basement development on Lot 79, Block 11, Plan 122-4336 (165 Bowman Circle) Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling with deck on Lot 47, Bock 12, Plan 102-3554 (76 Bowman Circle) Henderson Homes for a single family dwelling, deck & secondary suite on Lot 29, Block 12, Plan 122-4336 (152 Bowman Circle) 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 Use Bylaw. For further information please contact the Development Ofﬁcer at 864-5557. Dated at Sylvan Lake, Alberta, this 16th day of January, 2014. Development Ofﬁcer, Town of Sylvan Lake
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THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014
Few calls for firefighters CATHOLIC Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration starts on Monday, January 6 at 8:15 am!
Sylvan Lake firefighters responded to 270 emergency incidents in 2013, according to Deputy Fire Chief Steve Scanland. Following are calls responded to by Sylvan Lake’s volunteer firefighters, during the week ending January 12. Friday, January 3 - 7:15 a.m. - motor vehicle collision, Highway 11 and 60th Street.
Friday, January 3 - 1:09 p.m. - motor vehicle collision, Highway 20 north. Saturday, January 4 - 10:25 a.m. medical assistance, Sylvan Drive. Wednesday, January 8 - 3:38 p.m. minor structure fire, Benalto, Red Deer County. Thursday, January 9 - 5:44 a.m. public hazard, gas spill, Lakeshore Drive.
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IMMEDIATE TEMPORARY CHANGES TO WASTE REMOVAL IN SYLVAN LAKE
Due to the condition of rear alleys the Town of Sylvan Lake is taking the unprecedented step of asking residents to place their recyclables and garbage to the FRONT street to ensure collection. The irregular build-up of snow combined with mild temperatures and the weight of the collection vehicles has made the alleys unusable for large vehicles. Front street pick-up begins Tuesday but every attempt will be made this week: (Jan 14-17) to collect from the alley. This request is effect until further notice. Residents are asked to place their garbage or recyclables between the snow windrows or near the front sidewalk without obstructing pedestrians or motorists. Public Works will continue to remove loose snow from alleys as required to help ensure the mobility of residents.
Residents with questions are encouraged to contact Public Works at 403-887-2800.
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THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014
Freeze in commercial tax rate meant to send ‘open for business’ message BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
we be a little more aggressive than just a freeze,” said Councillor Graham Parsons. He agreed that a freeze this year would be a good idea then council has a year to study the issue and create a longer term plan. “I think we have to be more aggressive than just
Over the next year, Sylvan Lake councillors have committed to studying the differential between residential and non-residential tax rates and establishing a clear vision of where they want to be in the future. In the meantime, they agreed to freeze the non-residential (commercial and industrial) rate at the 2013 level for the current year, but the decision was not without significant debate. Councillors discussed whether it would send a strong enough signal to entre- Red Deer County Division 5 councillor preneurs and developRichard Lorenz (middle) presented a $27,987.20 cheque to Dick ers that the town is Snook, President of Benalto Booster Club, and Dave More, chair of open for business while the 2014 Benalto Centennial Committee, last Friday. The capital others called for a long grant will help fund a walk-out basement for the hamlet’s historic term strategy. train station. Behind the cheque presentation, students of Benalto “I don’t feel personschool enjoyed skating on the outdoor rink flooded and maintained ally that I’m content to by Rob Lewis, who regularly clears snow from it to ensure it remains have my taxes go up accessible. STUART FULLARTON while business taxes go down,” said Councillor Jas Payne. “We have a lot to offer, we just haven’t put it out for people to see. Once we have incentive plans, a design, we can put it out there.” He agreed a freeze would be a good com“Dining by the Lake” promise for this year but said, “I don’t want to take more money out of the hands of residents”. There are a lot of people in the community who can’t afford the $100 increase they were projecting, said Payne. Councillor Chris Lust said she could live with a freeze, but was concerned about a long term change which could “jeopardize services”. “What we have to decide is our vision,” said Mayor Sean McIntyre. “We can’t be living our lives without a long term plan. We know we have challenges with our assessment base so heavily Includes garlic toast, hot veggies and choice of side dish weighted to residential. This is a means to an end, in theory it’s a SEE ALL OUR SPECIALS ONLINE AT short term change for WWW.PIER7RESTAURANT.CA long term gain. “When we change Pier 7 Family Restaurant tax rates, combined 5227 Lakeshore Drive with annexation plans, www.pier7restaurant.ca our non-residential base will grow,” 403.887.0077 McIntyre predicted. Across from the Marina in Marina Merchants Mall “I like the idea that
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lors that next year they’d be looking at a three year operating budget rather than working year-to-year so a plan would make sense. With last year’s rates, non-residential property owners were paying a rate more than 85 per cent higher than residential ratepayers. “We want to attract business. Part of that is to re-evaluate non-residential rates,” said McIntyre.
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are accessible in the event of an emergency, he said in a media release. Another town-wide focus on clearing snow commenced on Monday. “At Sylvan Lake Fire Department, our primary concern is the safety of all Sylvan Lake residents. The co-operation and goodwill of homeowners and businesses taking time to keep the fire hydrants clear of snow is invaluable to us,” said Brausen. If residents or businesses have concerns or questions about a specific fire hydrant in their area, they are encouraged to contact the town’s Public Works department at 403-887-2800.
In the event of an emergency, Sylvan Lake firefighters need to be able to quickly find and access fire hydrants. As a result, Fire Chief Cliff Brausen issued a plea last Friday to all residents and businesses to help by clearing around fire hydrants on or near their property due to the abundance of snow which has fallen this season. Town crews have been working to keep all fire hydrants in the town clear of snow and ensure they
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Town’s capital projects... $650,000 and no idea what we’re at Four Seasons Park; $150,000 for trail developContinued from page 3 “It’s become very clear the province has absoWork on Phase 5 of Lakeshore doing but it has to do with parking?” ment; $100,000 for beach enhancement; $65,000 lutely no intention of improving that park,” said Drive, from 50th to 52nd streets is questioned Councillor Jas Payne. He for replacing equipment in Meadowview Mayor Sean McIntyre, explaining why the town slated at $1.9 million. Involved in was flabbergasted that an idea hasn’t Playground; $40,000 for Lighthouse Park (in the would be involved. this project is reconstruction of the been found. “It seems we’re still try- marina area); and $10,000 for design of a spray A list of new and replacement equipment was 50th Street intersection, improve- ing to grasp for ideas and its years park, including determining a location, size, and contained in the mobile equipment section of the ments around the corner, extending past.” public consultations so there’s a budget detercapital budget for a total of $1.804 million. It the promenade to the east corner of Betty Osmond, the town’s chief mined for actual construction. the marina property and overlaying administrative officer, said there The beach enhancement project is dependent included a new aerial fire truck at a cost of $1.3 pavement. have been sites looked at for pur- on provincial approval. million and an additional radar trailer at $25,000. Traffic signals are planned at the chase but the amount available is Ron Lebsack, the town’s director of community corners of Herder Drive and 47th “not sufficient to address the long services, said he had a meeting set with Alberta Avenue and 50th Street and 45th term”. Environment for next week. Two options would be Avenue at a cost of $400,000 at each Sylvan Lake Councillor Graham Parsons discussed — bringing sand back to the seawall or location. defended the decisions of past coun- replacing grass with sand on top of the seawall. Playgroup Society Another $510,000 is dedicated to cils. “There’s always been a parking the final phase of the community problem ten days of the year. The centre parking lot which includes marina is rarely at capacity. To make Creative will be held improving the front entrance and this development move forward we Flowers January 29th at 7:30PM dealing with the drainage ditch. OP O pE took cash-in-lieu of some parking.” eN n Art & M M o on n Sa S at the a t t A sidewalk along the west side of It’s partially that money that’s dediam m -- 6 5p pm m Gifts 99a 50th Street from Sylvan Drive south cated to finding a solution. Sylvan Lake to Beacon Hill Drive is projected at •Fresh Flowers & Plants Under the heading of community Community Center. •Unique Art & Gifts $410,000 although this could be services and facilities, the total for •Rogers Chocolates reduced depending on whether part capital projects is $2.365 million. SLPGS runs programs for preschool Flowers by Wire of it uses the road through the cemchildren weekly including CHIPS and various That includes $1.5 million already Worldwide & Local Delivery y etery. Playgroups at the Community Center. The announced as the town’s commit403-887-2460 Replacement of the sidewalk on ment for a new curling rink, $330,000 meeting is open to the public, and the society Mainstreet, Sylvan Lake Harrigan Street is included in the for library renovations and reroofis always seeking new board members. Go to soulfood.ca capital budget, at a cost of $103,000. ing; $170,000 for a drainage culvert and click on Àowers The public works transportation portion of the budget also includes a number of design projects in preparation for work in future years. These include the 50th Street design from Lakeshore huge thank you to the following businesses for their Drive to 48th Avenue, support with kcs Association’s 2013 Fall Raﬄe. Thank you including realignment “Dining by the Lake” for making this year another great success!!! at the 50th and 50th intersection; design for modernization of streets in the cottage area; West Village; and on Lakeshore Drive from the roundabout to • Tipz & Topz • Sylvan Lake Aquatic • Fresh Renovations 33rd Street. • TMS Wireless Centre • Ellen Walker Design One of the topics • Visually Sound Optical • Taco Time Solutions which perked the inter& Hearing • Sylvan Studios • The Paint Stop est of councillors was • Mike & Christa Currier • All About Bouncing • Pizza Hut Express $650,000 for parking in • Sugar & Spice • Expedia (Jordana • Costco * the marina area. • Al-Lee’s Hair Design Simms) • Al’s Bobcat & Trucking “We’ve got to move • Salon Chateau • Sylvan Lake Agencies • Alberta First Form on this,” said Councillor • Brookie’s Bouncers • Lube Stop • BJT Plumbing Dale Plante. “We know • Hazzard County • Meadowlands Golf Club • Beach Burgers very well that $650,000 • Unique Elevations • Hammer Head Oilﬁeld • Edgewater Inn is not going to do a lot. • Benjamin’s Pizza & Subs Services • Fit Plus Personal Training As far as I’m concerned • Blondie’s • Rapid Auto Solutions • G.W. Woodworking the whole marina is • Suzanne Leshchyshyn • Rona • Anonymous • It’s Not Nonsense It’s • Synoil Energy Services • Cobb’ Clothing costing us more than Sue Sense • Canadian Tire • Shopper’s Drug Mart $1 milllion in prob• Studio Upstairs Yoga & • Strategis Group • Best Body Fitness lems. It’s costing us a • Wellness • The Cooperators • Stone House Spa lot more than we * • Tidal Waves Salon & Spa • Lakewood Golf Resort • LaFarge thought it would.” • Body Aware • No Frills • Booster Juice Mayor Sean • Sandalwood Flowers • Comfort Inn Landmark • Arashi Do McIntyre indicated he • Snap Fitness Cinemas • Rainy Daze Medi-Spa was “glad to see it’s on • Subway • Bamboo Hut • 30 Minute Hit *includes garlic toast and two sides the radar. We need to • Tim Horton’s • Angelozzi’s • Oasis by the Lake Health get it underway”. • Ronco Oilﬁeld • Mulberry Lane & Wellness SEE ALL OUR SPECIALS ONLINE AT Councillor Matt • Trilliant Real Estate • 52nd St. Hair & Esthetics • Sylvan Family Prete agreed it’s an WWW.PIER7RESTAURANT.CA • Fireside Grill • Jill Miller Chiropractic issue and asked for an • Cast Away Sports • Eclectica • The Water Shop Pier 7 Family Restaurant interim solution by • Garage Grooming • Aurora Dental Group • Red Deer Rebels 5227 Lakeshore Drive June. He suggested an • Woofs & Purrs • Janna Armstrong • CIBC www.pier7restaurant.ca • Prairie Dogs • Brenda Faye’s Fashions • Boston Pizza idea involving private • Sylvan Lake Veterinary • Seabreeze Cleaners • Sylvan Lake Municipal property that would 403.887.0077 Clinic • Rouillard Law Oﬃce Library have to be investigated. Across from the Marina in Marina Merchants Mall “So we’ve got
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Stolen vehicle recovered in Raymond Saturday, January 4th 2:17 p.m. – RCMP attended a residence on Willow Springs Crescent in Sylvan Lake after a report of an unauthorized house party. The owner of the property was not in attendance and a neighbour reported that a female, known to the owner, had accessed the residence and was living there. Two 17-year-old females were arrested at the scene. Both are charged with being unlawfully in a dwelling house and one female is also facing a charge of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. Sunday, January 5th 12:31 am – RCMP arrested a 29-year-old Red Deer female in relation to a roadside stop on Highway 11. The vehicle was stopped for speeding and the arresting constable noted an odour of liquor coming from the vehicle. A roadside screening device was utilized and the female was transported to cells and charged with impaired
driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08. The vehicle was towed from the scene. 7:52 a.m. – A 58-year-old female reported her vehicle stolen from her residence in Red Deer County. A 15-year-old male was arrested and the vehicle was later recovered in Raymond, Alberta. He is charged with theft of a vehicle. The accused is known to the complainant. Wednesday, January 8th 2:44 a.m.– A 20-year-old female is
charged with mischief under $5,000 after a complaint was reported on Perry Drive in Sylvan Lake. A female was witnessed causing damage to a home and she was arrested on scene. The owner of the home and accused are known to each other. 3:51 p.m. – RCMP attended a structure fire at a modular home on Range Road 25 on the Benalto Ag. Society grounds. Fire crews were called to the scene after a 911 call was received of the blaze, which started in the furnace. There were no injuries. Friday, January 10th 4:20 p.m. – A domestic dispute in Bentley has resulted in a charge against a male from Rocky Mountain House. RCMP members attended the residence on 48 Street in Bentley where both parties were already separated. An investigation determined that there was damage to the property. A 36-year-old male is charged with mischief over $5,000.
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Shadow Riders busy with various activities BY CASEY COLE SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
Shadow Riders 4-H Club has had a successful start to the new club year. They had a few fun rides in November. Unfortunately a couple rides, the jumping clinic and the test preparation clinic had to be cancelled due to weather. These will be rescheduled in the spring. The level 1-3s were able to enjoy a fantastic Jeopardy Challenge clinic held at the Wild Rose Arena, where riders and horses learned lots and built their confidence. On Dec. 7 they had a Christmas party at Sylvan Lake Curling Centre. They curled for a couple of
hours and then had a potluck lunch with pizza. To finish the afternoon, the club had a Chinese gift exchange. It was lots of fun and a great way to spend a very cold Saturday. At the party they collected food for three Christmas hampers, which were given to Sylvan Lake Community Partners to distribute. Naomi Akkermans and Emilee Bickley put on a great public speaking clinic for anyone in the club on Dec. 14. Sylvan Lake Multiclub was invited as well as Red Deer West Beef Club. Club leaders are planning a farrier clinic and a vet clinic in the coming months. Members are volunteering at Sylvan Lake NEED A
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Garbage collection shifted to front of residences BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
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- Jessica Beckwith (14) of H. J. Cody School Lakers JV Girls basketball team attempted to block a shot as her team faced, and were defeated by, W. G. Murdoch School Trojans of Crossfield last Tuesday night. The Trojans won the game 35-26. The JV Boys team defeated Hugh Sutherland School Kodiaks of Carstairs 62-25 later in the evening.
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THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014
Volunteers ensured another successful Scotties BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
Sylvan Lake again proved a successful host of the Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, thanks largely to nearly 200 volunteers who helped ensure its smooth running. According to volunteer co-ordinator Donnelly Hort, they helped in the areas of security, hospitality, marketing and sales, among others. Hort was thankful to have had so many people respond to the organizing committee’s appeal for volunteers. “Everything started around October, and we posted a volunteer form on the website and put information out at all of the leagues at Sylvan Lake Curling Club,” she said. “Most of them came in within a short period of time, though, in the last month. There was a real run at the end, that’s for sure.”
While a large number of volunteers came from the Sylvan Lake area, others came from places such as Red Deer, Calgary and Airdrie. Many had a strong interest in curling, and some had previous experience volunteering at bonspiels around the province, according to Hort. “It’s for the enjoyment of the sport,” she said. “A lot of people volunteer and come to watch, as well.” Some of the more fortunate volunteers were able to take in the curling while carrying out their duties. Hort said the final number of volunteers fulfilled the organizing committee’s early estimate of the amount needed in order for the tournament to run smoothly. No specific skills or previous experience were required, although some roles, such as those in bar services, could only be filled by people of a certain age.
“There are no real restrictions,” said Hort. “There are some physical limitations that some people may have that restrict them from doing certain volunteer work, but other than that, you just have to be willing and available.” Upon being accepted, volunteers met with organizers to discuss their roles and expectations, and to indicate their availability for the duration of the tournament. “We try and push to get as many (volunteers) as we can, and that way if people are sick, or for what-
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Soonias top scorer in Chinese volleyball league, calls Sylvan home BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
A volleyball player who calls Sylvan Lake home is enjoying international success. He recently finished tied for top scorer in the Chinese league in which he plays professionally. Dallas Soonias, 29, plays for Fujian Men’s Volleyball Club in Fuzhou, China, and the Canadian national team. China is the most recent stop in his career, which has seen him play professional volleyball in Poland, France, Russia, Spain and South Korea. Raised in Red Deer, Soonias now calls Sylvan Lake home, visiting his mother and father during the little time off his career permits. Between those visits, his mother Beverly Keeshig-Soonias avidly follows his pursuits from the other side of the world, and through the internet has kept up to date with his performances since he first turned professional. “Usually, the teams have a website and I can find a translator for whatever language they’re in,” she said. “In Korea, it was easy to translate, and in France I was able to find translations, so that was helpful.” Social media also allows her to stay current on his sporting endeavours. “Once in a while, he’ll send us updates or he will post updates for his fans, and we’ll see them there.” Keeshig-Soonias said her son is just one of two westerners who have played in the Chinese league where his team competes. He’s also the only aboriginal member of the national team, she added. Soonias has been in China since the beginning of October, chosing to play there after weighing options for his next move. “He wanted a shorter season, because he has
Dallas Soonias just come off of surgery on his shoulder, and their’s worked for him,” said Keeshig-Soonias.
Much of the travelling he’s done during his career has taken place due to a lack of professional leagues in
Canada and the United States — the closest one is in Puerto Rico. His move to China proved to be a good one, after he not only became the league’s top scorer, but also helped his team to their first-ever playoff championship. Keeshig-Soonias said her son’s ability to adapt to new cultures has helped him greatly in his travels. In China, he’s been able to share some of the volleyball knowledge and experience he’s amassed over the years. “He’s been helping with some sort of crosscultural issues in volleyball, just teaching them the western approach,” said Keeshig-Soonias. “He spends a little bit of time coaching specific aspects of the game.” Growing up, her son took part in many other sports including karate, soccer and handball. During his high school years in Red Deer he began to concentrate more on volleyball, and went on to play for Red Deer College before playing for the University of Alberta. During his time with the university, he was scouted by the national team, and after a successful tryout, found himself on its roster. That opened up doors for him internationally, and allowed him to pursue volleyball professionally with teams around the globe. He’s also pursued opportunities outside of the sports world, including as a role model for Neechie Gear — a clothing company that supports aboriginal youths and athletes. “Their goal is to empower youth through sports,” said Keeshig-Soonias. “That’s what he aspires to do — to work with aboriginal youth, and encourage them to pursue education and healthy living. “That’s his big thing.”
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FORMULA POWELL LP DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 9 vs. Lacombe 5 +of the Week - #16 Trent Nesbitt
TERRYS LEASE MAINTENANCE NOVICE LAKERS No games!
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DIVERSIFIED PRODUCTS NOVICE LAKERS Lakers 1 vs. Red Deer 10 +of the Week - #14 Carlin Liivam
SYLVAN LAKE AGENCIES ATOM LAKERS Lakers placed 1st in Blackfalds tournament “A” side +of the Week - #1 Matteo Montalto
CO-OPERATORS INSURANCE ATOM LAKERS Lakers 8 vs. Maskwacis 3 Lakers 7 vs. Thunderstars 1 +of the Week - Page Goyan
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NORDIC SYSTEM MIDGET LAKERS Lakers 3 vs. Rocky 5 +of the Week - Austin McDougall
SYLVAN CONCRETE BANTAM LAKERS Lakers 1 vs. Cochrane 6 Lakers 0 vs. Cranbrook 1 +of the Week - #14 Kody Wold
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HOCKEY CENTRAL MIDGET LAKERS
No scores submitted
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MIDGET 2 LAKERS No scores submitted
BOSTON PIZZA FEMALE LAKERS Lakers 4 vs. Rimbey 4 +of the Week - Juilana Gulayets
BIG BEAR ENERGY FEMALE LAKERS No games!
SYLVAN LAKE NEWS 17
THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014
Exciting curling action led to Sweeting sweeping Alberta Scotties BY STEVE DILLS
cheered, horse bells rang, and the excitement of curling filled Sylvan Lake’s multiplex as 12 of Alberta’s elite women’s curling teams vied for a chance to represent the province at the national Shots were made, the crowd clapped and Scotties Tournament of Hearts. In the end, the young team skipped by 26-year-old Val Sweeting doubled Cheryl Bernard’s veterans 8-4 after nine ends for the championship. Sweeting’s team went undefeated through the 2014 Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament. “It’s a honour to represent Alberta at the Scotties,” said Sweeting, who won the provincials for the first time in 2010, the youngest skip - Disappointment showed on the faces of the ever to do so. Her comCheryl Bernard rink after they lost in the Scotties championship final petitor in the final, Sunday afternoon. The team includes Shannon Aleksic, lead, Susan Cheryl Bernard, was O’Connor, third, Lori Olson-Johns, second and Cheryl Bernard, skip, the silver medallist at with coach Dennis Balderson in back. The women showed talent and the 2010 Vancouver skill as they made their way through the pack of 12 teams to reach Olympics. the final; defeating the Heather Nedohin rink 7-5 in the semi-final “Any way you get to earlier in the day. STEVE DILLS PHOTOS the final is good, but
the fact that we stayed strong and stayed with it every game … it’s a great feeling going into the Scotties for sure,” Sweeting told the Advocate. She and her teammates, third Dana Ferguson, 24, second Joanne Courtney, 23, and lead Rachelle Pidherny, 26, will represent Alberta in the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Feb. 1-9 at Montreal. Besides Sweeting (who’s ranked third) and Bernard (10th), three other teams competing at Sylvan Lake are among the top ten in the Canadian Curling Association’s Canadian Team Ranking System Continued on Page 18
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Sweeting sweeps Alberta Scotties...
Continued from Page 17 — Renee Sonnenberg (sixth), Heather Nedohin (eighth) and Crystal Webster (ninth). That made for some very competitive and intense action throughout the five day triple knockout tournament — action which was watched by a growing crowd each draw.
The semi-final and final games were televised on Sportsnet West, swelling the ranks of those who watched the action. “It’s been a very exciting week,” said Noreen McCallum, the host committee chairperson. “We’re really happy with how the event has gone. With the resources of our great vol-
unteers, we met all the demands placed on us.” Nearly 200 volunteers helped ensure the Scotties, the second one held in Sylvan Lake in the past five years, ran smoothly. “Many people put in many hours,” she said. The committee also enjoyed tremendous support from the corporate community, said McCallum. “They were really behind us.” “One of the things we hoped would happen was raising an awareness of the sport of curling and
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(Full Time) kcs Association is seeking an individual to be part of our professional team supporting individuals with developmental disabilities: • Your experience as a team leader in training, supervising and being part of a team of direct support professionals has made you ready to embrace various coordination responsibilities. • You have a vision of people with developmental disabilities living out their full citizenship as members of their local community by contributing their abilities and strengths through volunteer & work, by participating in recreational and social pursuits and living in a residence they have chosen and call home • You believe that services to adults are best done ‘one person at a time’ ---based on their lead and best informed choices • You strongly believe in the role of family and community in the pursuit and maintenance of meaningful lives for people with disabilities and see yourself working to create and support social networks. • As the ideal candidate you have experience in a variety of service areas (community access, Independent Living skills, supported living and employment) and experience mentoring and coaching individuals and their support staff. • You have knowledge and experience implementing policies, procedures, evaluation processes, and are now ready to give your input to create such documents in a manner that best supports and fosters quality lives for people with disabilities • You are interested in being part of a collaborate team of professionals to recruit, orient, train and assist direct support staff • You value openness, ﬂexibility, hard-work, persistence, and good communication Preferred Qualiﬁcations: • Human services degree (preferred) or diploma in disabilities studies, social work, or other relevant ﬁeld and at least 3 years leadership experience • First aid/CPR, Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check, Abuse Protocol, NonViolent Crisis Intervention • Vehicle in good running order, valid driver’s license & liability insurance Wages: • $19.50-$21.00/hr depending on education and experience Please forward resume, including references to: kcs Association ATT: A. Faulk FAX 403-887-5331 Email: email@example.com kcs wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted Competition closes Friday, February 8th, 2014
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