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Volunteers Wanted Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Lodge is looking for volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program. Call 403887-2555 and talk to Wanda or Carol. 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.

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. Bibles for Grad committee seeking local Gr. 12 students not reached regarding upcoming banquet. No fee, welcome to attend at SL Community Centre Apr. 16. Confirm reservation by contacting Sharon at 403-887-3419 or Donna at 403-872-0757. Thursday, Feb. 27 - Red Deer River Naturalists host a presentation by Dr. Peter and Linda Kershaw on the proposed CANOL Heritage Trail at 7 pm at Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer. No charge, everyone welcome. For info check the internet at rdrn. ca/ Friday, Feb. 28-Sunday, Mar. 2 - CANCELLED due to ice conditions - Sylvan Lake Pond Hockey tournament. Saturday, Mar. 1 - March movie marathon at Sylvan Lake Library from 110 am to 3:30 pm. Lady and the Tramp, Shrek and Up. Free, drop-in. Sunday, Mar. 2 - Sylvan Lake Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary breakfast at the Legion. 4916 50 Ave. 9 am to 1 pm. Everyone welcome. Sunday, Mar. 2 - The Doll Sisters, a young Celtic American duo from Rocky Mountain House in concert at Sylvan Lake Legion from 2-4:30 p.m. They captivate audiences with their haunting harmonies, beautiful instrumentation and stellar songwriting. All proceeds go to Sylvan Lake Library. Tickets available at the library or from Friends of Sylvan Lake Library or Debbie at 403-598-3252. Tuesday, Mar. 4 - Shrove Tuesday pancake supper

from 5-7 pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5020 48 Street, Sylvan Lake. Tuesday, Mar. 4 - Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 5-7 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church at Dickson (4 mi S of Spruce View). Adults $6, children $3, family $15. Everyone welcome.

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.


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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 - Seniors’ Drama Troupe meets from 10-11:30 am at the Seniors Centre. New members always welcome. You don’t have to be a senior to join the fun. Call Pam 403-864-2975. Thursdays - Sylvan Lake Seniors Bus to Red Deer. Pick-up starts at 9:15 am. Returning to Sylvan 1 pm from Parkland Mall. Call Don/Lydia Lanterman at 403-864-2230. Thursdays - Community Bingo at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Precall at 6:30 bingo starts at 7 pm. Canteen opens at 5:30 pm.

Monthly events First Wednesday every month. 55+ Club Pot Luck at Sylvan Lake Legion 12 noon. $2 admission. Jam session to follow. Everyone welcome. First Wednesday every month - Sept-June. Benalto Royal Purple meetings. 10 am at Benalto Leisure Centre.

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Council gives go-ahead to sponsorship opportunity project BY TREENA MIELKE BLACK PRESS

“Many groups and individuals are looking for a way to help and we want to ensure we capitalize on those opportunities.”

A fundraising committee looking to bring in $2 million for a new recreation facility has been given the green light by council. At its regular meeting, Monday, council - DEB GARRITY AND AMY KOMARNISKI approved a sponsorship opportunity list which FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIRS gives benefactors the chance to see their name somewhere in the proposed new facility, depend“I hate to see us put all our eggs in one basket. ing on the dollar amount they wish to spend. Citizens at large need an opportunity to buy into Naming rights for the complex will go for $500,000. To purchase naming rights for other project as well.” Despite reservations, council voted to go ahead venues such as the aquatic centre, the two arenas and the curling rink, sponsors must be prepared with the project. to shell out $250,000. “Time is of the essence,” said Coun. Graham Prices for other parts of the complex vary, running from $100,000 for naming rights in the civic centre and lobby to $10,000 for one of the Happiness is when what you think, multi purpose or referwhat you say, & what you do are in ee rooms. The terms of the HARMONY. – Mahatma Gandhi HARMONY sponsorships will be a maximum five-year Dr. Faye Inglis 403 pledge period for a Registered Regiistered Reg t Psychologist Psyc sych hologii t 10-year naming right. 837.2786 Sponsors will be given the first right of refusal to enter into a continuing naming opportunity at the end of the ninth year. A report to council from co-chairs of the fundraising committee, Deb Garrity and Amy Komarniski states the collapse of the arena in January necessitated the committee to pick up the pace for fundraising. “Many groups and individuals are looking for a way to help and we want to ensure we capitalize on those opportunities.” Although council gave the thumbs up for the fundraising project, some councillors expressed misgivings. “I feel the pricing doesn’t match the project,” said Coun. Dale Plante.”I hope I’m dead wrong on this, but I think it’s a massive stretch to ask $20,000 for a dressing room.” Coun. Matt Prete said the sponsorship opportunity list was only one method of fundraising.

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Parsons. “We have hired someone with an expertise in this area,” added Coun. Christine Lust, referring to consultants Kid Advanced Philanthropy. In their report, the fundraising co-chairs said the plan is to continue with the project of soliciting major gifts and sponsorships. “However, we see a need to create a central hub for individuals/organizations planning an event, want to

volunteer or want to make an outright donation,” the report states. “This will be done through the creation of a website that can be linked to numerous other websites: the town, minor hockey, figure skating, curling club, local business, etc. Our goal with this is to help co-ordinate the community’s efforts, provide contact information, donation information and keep a tally of all the events going on.”

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Thoughts on the Olympics and the fierce patriotic pride it instills As I write this column the men’s TREENA MIELKE hockey team from SYLVAN LAKE NEWS Canada is playing the U.S. in the semifinal game. It is a game lots of people will be watching, even taking time off from work, no doubt. But, I’m here. I’m here in body, anyway. Here I am in this newspaper type little office with a computer screen in front of me, painstakingly tap, tap, tapping the keys and sipping lukewarm coffee from a Styrofoam cup. Mostly, I’m wondering what the score is. As I write this, Canada is now sitting in second place for medal wins. And I am feeling good, great, actually, no doubt, along with Canadians everywhere, that our country has done so well in the medal count. Seeing our country’s Olympic athletics make it to the podium in so many events is good; good for personal and national pride. In fact, more than once during these Olympics I have found myself feeling the urge to yell out the national anthem or at least go buy a sweatshirt with ‘C A N A D A’ splayed across the front in big bold lettering. Years ago, I felt the stirrings of such patriotic pride, but for a very different reason. My husband and I had travelled to Korea to visit our daughter who was teaching in Seoul. We carefully sewed Maple Leafs on our suitcases, which proved to be a great idea. They like Canadians over there. In fact they nicknamed us Mr. and Mrs. Montreal. Obviously they had Canada and Montreal mixed up. Anyway, the Olympics, for me and probably lots of people, has brought back that fierce sense of patriotic pride that is, no doubt, hidden in all of us, somewhere. Mostly I just like the way the Olympics and Canada’s success at the Olympics seems to hover over all of us in a good way; a positive way. My

grandson, who is very wise in the ways of the world because he has reached a wise old age (he is five) has been watching lots of the Olympics on TV with his brother and his mom and dad. After observing some of the events he turned to his mom and said, “we are so lucky we can watch the Olympics on TV and we don’t have to drive all the way to Russia.” With such common sense thinking, the child will go far, I muse. I wish I had watched more of the events myself, but I seem to get all busy trying to be a grown

up and finish my to do list, or at least find it. But, the gym where I go to work out (mostly faithfully) has a TV in front of the treadmill. Every morning as I tread on the treadmill, I watch those amazing athletes on the hills or slopes or wherever they are over there in Russia. And even watching such athletic ability in action inspired me to try a little harder before I collapsed in a pathetic heap of exhaustion which usually takes less than 20 minutes. I understand that watching the Olympics has affected productivity at some work places. I

know this to be true. I’m less productive at the moment, for sure. And the guy at the meeting I was at the other day who was watching the hockey game on his iPhone was definitely not in the room. It’s a Canadian thing. In the end, we give each other a high five, go back to work and say casually, “see you later, have a nice day, eh.” And even if it is 40 below, it’s good. For a brief moment in time, we bask in the victories of our Olympians. And we forget to be cold!

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A meeting is called for Sunday, March 4, to be held in the W.I. hall at 3 p.m., to which all veterans of World Wars I and II are invited. The matter for discussion is the advisability of having club rooms for the veterans, and under the chairman-

ship of J. A. Untinen, the Sylvan Lake Improvement Society want all veterans present. The society feels the need for such accommodation and wants the boys to take an initial part in forming the club. ♦ ♦ ♦ P. Duffield turned in his resignation last Saturday as Mayor of the village and notices of a nomination meeting for the office of councillor to fill the vacancy, have been posted. When seen by the News, Mr. Duffield intimated he did not desire to carry on without his former colleague deputy-mayor J. A. Untinen. Pressure of business was also a factor in his decision to resign and now he has taken the step, he felt relief that the problems and worries of office would no longer bother him.

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It was with great disappointment that members of the Central Alberta Sports and Light Car Club cancelled the car races planned for the lake. The high cost of public liability insurance for this type of event was cited as the reason for cancellation. ♦ ♦ ♦ Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Fisher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last weekend. They were married on Feb.

25, 1914 in Morton in the Marsh, England. In 1915 they came to Sedalia, Alberta, where Mr. Fisher had been farming. After the coming of the railroad they also operated a store there. In 1942 they purchased Cobbs Ltd. and moved to Sylvan Lake. Here they have taken a great interest in the life of the community. Mr. Fisher was a charter member and president of Sylvan Lake Service Club and has also been active in the chamber of commerce. Both have been interested especially in the musical life of the town. ♦ ♦ ♦ On Wednesday evening last week Sylvan Lake Scouts and Cubs entertained their fathers at an enjoyable banquet held at the school auditorium.


THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

This doctor treats poverty like a disease An American health journalist visits Canada - and likes what she sees BY TRUDY LIEBERMAN SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

What would you think if your doctor handed you a prescription that recommended filing your tax returns or applying for food or income benefit programs instead of the usual medicines for high blood pressure or diabetes? You’d probably say the physician was nuts. Tax refunds? Food? What do they have to do with making you healthier? I just returned from a month long Fulbright fellowship in Canada and met such a physician, Dr. Gary Bloch, who practices family medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. We had a long conversation about what makes people healthy. He wasn’t interested in talking about new drugs to lower cholesterol hyped by the latest drug salesperson to walk through his door. “We’ve created an advocacy or interventional initiative aimed at changing the conversation about poverty and how doctors think about poverty as a health issue,” Bloch told me. “It’s one of those cultural shift things. My job is to push ideas for physician interventions around poverty.” Bloch showed me a clinical tool used by primary care practices in Ontario that is based on strong evidence linking poverty to bad health outcomes. The tool, a four-page brochure, is simple in design but powerful in concept. “You come at poverty from every possible angle,” Bloch said. “You start from the evidence and frame the issue in language doctors can understand.” The evidence: Page one of the tool points out that “poverty accounts for 24 per cent of person years of life lost in Canada (second only to 30 per


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cent for neoplasms),” and notes that “higher social and economic status seem to be the most important determinants of health.” The tool: Three steps to address poverty in primary care practices. Step 1: Screen everyone by asking, “Do you ever have difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month?” Using the language of clinical tests, the tool says that this question yields a sensitivity of 98 per cent (the ability to predict the number of people with the disease) and a specificity of 64 per cent (the ability to predict those without the disease). Step 2: Factor poverty into clinical decisions like other patient risk factors. The tool provides examples, such as noting that a man living in the lowest quartile of poverty has twice the risk of diabetes as a high income man. Therefore, when a 35-year-old man comes to the office without risk factors for diabetes but has a very low or no income, doctors should consider ordering a screening test for the disease. Step 3: Intervene by asking questions. Here’s where that prescription to file your tax returns comes in. Bloch suggests asking if older patients


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have applied for all the supplemental income benefits they’re entitled to or whether all patients have applied for drug benefits they may be eligible for. I asked Bloch about the impact of his poverty tool, a simple paper brochure, in an age when the press, the public and the medical profession are focused more on shiny, new technology and drugs than the basics of life. He said this approach is “one of those snowball things that keeps rolling”. The Ontario Medical Association will soon publish a poverty intervention tool, and the Canadian Medical Association held town hall meetings earlier this year in several Canadian cities. Participants identified four main social determinants of health: income, housing, nutrition and food security, and early childhood development.

Put all this in the current American political context, which calls for cutting food stamps, making seniors pay more for their Medicare benefits, changing the calculation of the Social Security cost-of-living formula, and the lack of focus on early education and affordable housing. Contrast the latter with all the media hype about affordable healthcare. In the end, affordable housing may trump affordable healthcare if the objective is really better health. Trudy Lieberman, a journalist for more than 40 years, writes regularly for the Prepared Patient Blog. She is a longtime contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review and blogs for its website,, about media coverage of healthcare, Social Security and retirement. Sylvan Lake Seniors Association offers Resources and trained volunteers to assist with applications for:

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Borrowing bylaw put on hold for new firehall BY TREENA MIELKE BLACK PRESS

Medieval - Displaying helmets they crafted as part of the medieval unit for Grade 5 students at C. P. Blakely School were Clayton Morrison, Hailey Pollitt, Ava Giannelli-Prideaux and Molly Cocks. The unit comes to a conclusion Mar. 13th with the grand Medieval Night which includes games and a dinner at the community centre. JANET MCCLELLAND


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A proposed new firehall tentatively scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015 is planned for Sylvan Lake, but council has not yet given the goahead for a borrowing bylaw for $5 million needed to help pay for the facility. Council, at its Feb. 24 meeting, did not give first reading to the bylaw, which would see them borrow five million dollars from the Alberta Capital Finance Authority or another authorized financial institution. “Council wants additional information,” said Mayor Sean McIntyre. “We have directed staff to come back with more information just to be sure everyone on council is up-to-date on the project.” During budget deliberations council had looked at borrowing $3.3 million for the new fire hall with the first debenture payment of $135,000 being made during the year. (Debenture payments would be $270,000 annually on this debt).

Borrowing $1 million for a new ladder truck is also planned, but that might be stretched into 2015 rather than completed in 2014. The mayor said the price of the proposed firehall came in at $4.626 million in January, 2013, but has now been bumped up to $6.27 million. “The pricing was preliminary,” he said. As well as a $5 million debenture, money for the firehall has been slated to come from a $600,000 grant, $151,181 from reserves and $518,869 from the sale of the current fire hall. Mayor McIntyre said the fire department has out grown the present firehall. “Both the number of volunteer members and the equipment used,” he said. The proposed new firehall is to be located south of the RCMP station on Beacon Hill Drive. “That location presented the best response time now and in the future,” said McIntyre. Council will re-visit the borrowing bylaw later this spring.


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opment. We encourage it in a sustainable manner,” Saastad told council. “But we don’t feel the buffering is adequate. You as a council will be responsible to ensure the development is done properly.” Third reading makes way for re-zoning Council gave third reading to a proposed amendment for re-zoning portions of land in phase six of the Beacon Hill outline plan for the purpose of subdivision. These areas will include portions of land to designate as medium lot residential, narrow lot general residential and public facility.

Council looks at future annexation At its regular meeting, Mon., Feb. 24 council agreed not to apply for annexation of land next to the Summer Village of Norglenwold at this time. As both the town and the Summer Village of Norglenwold have expressed interest in these lands, the Sylvan Lake -Red Deer County Intermunicipal Development Plan states that the county will not support any annexation proposals in this area until a detailed land use plan prepared by the town municipalities has been completed. Council approved future annexation plans for quarter sections of land east of town for industrial use and quarter sections south of Hwy. 11A west of 60th Street for residential development. Third reading given Council gave third reading to the Crestview O ut l i n e P l an Amendment which will accommodate the developer’s ability to market a commercial site that maximizes frontage along 50 Street; provides for medium density residential options based on a cul-del-sac design and Only one day a week. cleans up parcel boundaries allowing for more Earn extra money. municipal reserve conGreat for kids and adults too. tribution based on proposed subdivision Call Debbie today at boundaries. The bylaw was passed despite objections from Wayne Saastad, owner of an animal kennel adjacent to the proposed development. “We are all for devel-

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Little hands, little feet and great big smiles have captured my heart: Andrushko I will never forget the day we went to the orphanage and saw those beautiful kids for the first time. BY MIKAYLA ANDRUSHKO SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

In 2011 my church did a walk-athon and then whoever raised the most money won a free trip to the orphanage. Money raised went towards building a church. After we walked, it was announced that I won the free trip. I had raised over $15,000! I was so excited that I was finally going to go to the orphanage. Ever since the beginning of T.O.U.C.H. Ministries, I have been a huge supporter. I had lots of fundraisers and the money went towards the kids

My name is Mikayla and my home is in Uganda, Africa. No, I wasn’t born there nor did I grow up there but my heart is there. I have been to Uganda twice and I absolutely love it there. My church built an orphanage in Ogooma, Uganda. The organization is called “T.O.U.C.H. Ministries” which stands for “The Ogooma, Uganda Children’s Home”.


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Lacombe County Council has given first reading to Bylaw Nos. 1190/14 and 1191/14 the purpose of which are to amend the general regulations and policies in the in both the County’s Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan.The amendments are being proposed to provide greater clarity to the regulations and address any issues which have arisen since the adoption of the documents in 2007. Examples of some of these amendments include: • Clarification of the co-location requirements for telecommunication towers; • Inclusion of agricultural businesses as a use in the Business Industrial District; • Clarify that sea containers are restricted in all residential districts except the Agricultural District; • Provide for general regulations in the Sandy Point Direct Control District; • Clarify that only one ATV, dirt bike, boat, jet ski or snowmobile may be stored on a condominium unit in the Recreational Vehicle Resort District; • Allow guest houses in Residential Lake Area District to contain sanitary facilities; and • Provide clarity that the Higher Density Lakeshore Residential District can be used for any future development that provides additional publicly accessible open space. A copy of the Bylaws with the proposed amendments may be obtained from the County’s Planning and Development Department or by visiting the County’s website at Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed Bylaw amendments will have an opportunity to do so at a public hearing which has been arranged for: Date: Time: Place:

Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:00 AM Lacombe County Administration Office located 2½ miles west of Highway 2 at the intersection of Spruceville Road and Highway 12

If you are unable to attend the hearing, written submissions can be made to the County. You will, however, need to ensure that your comments are received by the County prior to the date of the hearing. Your comments can be sent by email to, by fax to 403-782-3820 or by mail to RR 3, Lacombe AB T4L 2N3. All submissions will be public information. For more information, please contact the Planning and Development Department. Dale Freitag, RPP, MCIP Manager of Planning Services Lacombe County, RR 3, Lacombe AB T4L 2N3

Phone: 403-782-6601; Fax: 403-782-3820

We are so blessed here, we have so much and we’re not happy with what we have and we wish we had more stuff whereas there they hardly have anything and they are so happy!

have more kids in the orphanage now and so I got to meet the new kids. They call me Aunty Mikayla. All of those kids hold a special place in my heart. I constantly think of them and how I can’t wait to go back. T.O.U.C.H. Ministries has grown so much. We have an orphanage, a second dormitory, a water well, a church a bakery and a school block. We opened up a playground at the church on the last day we were there and honestly it doesn’t look like a playground anymore. The kids loved that were in the orphanage. I made them all it so much! T.O.U.C.H. Ministries keeps growing Christmas presents a few years ago. and it will continue to grow with love. In 2013, I had the chance to finally go to the This latest trip, I went with 16 other people orphanage! There were 18 of us and our team and our team was called “The Amina Team”. was called “The Impact Team” because we wantAmina means love in Teso. Teso is the language ed to make an impact on their lives but not only that they speak at the orphanage. We did hut and did we make an impact on the kids but they village visits as well as went to a school to hand made an impact on us. out sanitary packs to the girls because if they I will never forget the day we went to the don’t have anything then they can’t go to school. orphanage and saw those beautiful kids for the We had the privilege of hosting four weddings first time. They all had stolen my heart and my in our church and wow it was amazing. Lots of heart still remains there. I got the privilege to people, dancing and singing! The weather was meet my sponsor girl. That moment I will cherreally hot, the temperature was almost at +50C! ish forever. I was changed and I knew that I was Coming back was very difficult. It was very going to go back again. Sure enough I went January 24th, 2014! We hard to come back, coming back is such a culture shock because in Africa there is no time, nothing starts on time and it’s not go, go, go all the time whereas here we have a schedule and we have to arrive on time because if we are late, we get in trouble. We are so blessed here, we have so much and we’re not happy with what we have and we wish we had more If you would like to meet stuff whereas there Alberta’s Ombudsman, Peter they hardly have anyHourihan, or book a meeting thing and they are so with investigators to discuss how happy! you were treated by an Alberta Those little hands, government department, agency, little feet and their board, commission, designated great big smiles have professional organization or captured my heart. I the patient concerns resolution process of Alberta Health can hear them laughServices, visit us in Red Deer and ing and I can hear the Lacombe. women yelling in happiness and joy. I miss March 11 the red dirt between my toes, the smell of Parkland Community Living and Supports Society 6332 Orr Drive, Bay 2 food over the pots outRed Deer side, the warmth of the 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Individual consultations with investigators sun and the kids hold2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Individual consultations with investigators ing my hand. Uganda 7 p.m. Meet the Ombudsman is my home and I can’t March 12 wait to go back. I am planning on Lacombe Legion Branch #79 5138-49 Street going back in the fall Lacombe for a month. If you 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet the Ombudsman & individual consultations would like to sponsor with investigators me, you may email me at mikylovessoccer@ To book a consultation with an and we investigator, call Toll-Free can set up a date to get together and I can give you more info about T.O.U.C.H. Ministries.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

Safety of students, staff behind new Chinook’s Edge policy on weather closures Days when caution is advised while travelling have been coded yellow days. BY TREENA MIELKE BLACK PRESS

Chinook’s Edge School Division is taking a proactive approach towards ensuring the safety of its students and staff during inclement winter weather. Kurt Sacher, Superintendent of Schools, said days when there are blizzard conditions or visibility is low to nil will be coded red and schools will be closed. “On the rare day that happens, it is unsafe for anyone to be travelling and we will not be open for any kind of services.” The decision to call a code red day will be made in consultation with school administrators whenever possible, he added. A red day may exist for one school or one area or for the entire division. During a red day, staff are expected to conduct their work from home as much as possible, and, for emergency purposes only, schools will be asked to have at least one staff member on site to ensure that no students are inadvertently dropped off at the front door of a school. To ensure word gets out when a red day

is declared, staff rural roads. Temporary and parents will conditions such as fog, “We will encourage a receive a voice, freezing rain or low e-mail and text greater use of technology temperatures which message using later give way to safe such as e-mail and Alert Solutions as school websites to share travelling conditions, early as 6:30 a.m. meaning staff and parinformation and Messaging will also ents can travel safely by be shared via arriving a little later, assignments with Facebook, Twitter, students who are away.” also fall under the yellocal radio stations low day code. - KURT SACHER and school and Sacher noted that SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS division websites. schools would remain open during days when Days when cauthe temperature is too tion is advised cold for a propane bus while travelling have been coded yellow days. to operate, but rural students could arrive On yellow days, busses may not run in safely at the school if being transported by some or all areas of the division, but schools vehicle. will remain open. It is anticipated that the “Because approximately 63 per cent of majority of staff members will be able to our students live in town and many of our drive to their schools, although some staff rural parents can drive students to school may deem their unique route unsafe, on on these days, we would anticipate that as those days. many as 90 per cent of our students would Yellow days could be when county roads have safe transportation to our schools. To need more time for snow removal to allow have the majority of our students present busses safe access to turnarounds, yet other and willing to learn and not proceed with vehicles can still make safe passage through teaching and learning would not be fair to

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21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most 23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple. requested column I’ve ever written. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’ 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 27. Always choose life. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. in touch. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone. 33. Believe in miracles. 8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 42. The best is yet to come... 17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger. 44. Yield. 19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

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the students in attendance.” Teachers will help students catch up when they are forced to miss school because of the weather, he added. “In addition, we will encourage a greater use of technology such as e-mail and school websites to share information and assignments with students who are away.” Sacher noted varying weather conditions mean the division will make different decisions for the schools within its jurisdiction. “When extreme weather conditions are localized, there may be a need to approach a certain school or community differently. In addition, we have some schools with fewer than 10 per cent rural bus riders and we have other schools with more than 80 per cent. The percentage of rural bus riders may also play a role in assessing a red day or a yellow day for a specific school or community.” The school board coded times when it is clearly safe for travel as green days.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

Vanson and Van Veller approved as street names for Vista subdivision BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS During their regular meeting Jan. 13, Sylvan Lake councillors: • approved names for two streets in The Vista at Ryders Ridge subdivision. Vanson Close is named after Margaret and Noel who moved to Sylvan Lake in 1941. Margaret, a member of Sylvan Lake Women’s Institute, worked at the boathouse in the summer and the Sunflower Cafe in the winter. Noel was a carpenter and helped put up army huts in Red Deer. One winter he helped repair the pier at Sylvan Lake, prior to getting work at the Provincial Training School and hospital. Their four sons worked at the hardware store, Cobb’s Store and Neeley’s Drug Store, according to information supplied by Sylvan Lake & District Archives Association. Van Veller Way is named after Klaas who built a home here in 1985, purchased GTI in 1987, is a member of the Lions Club, and while retired now, still remains an active volunteer. • appointed members to the Business Recruitment Team and approved an operating budget to support them. Appointed were Keri Pratt as the chamber of commerce representative, Al Laplante and Marc Pritchard as business owner members, Doug Borrowman and Colette Barker as property owner members, Kevin Lapp and Blair Morris as real estate professional members, and Darren Galan as a banking institution member. All were appointed for two year terms. Mayor Sean McIntyre was previously appointed as council’s representative. The approved budget was $10,000. The team will provide “guidance and advice to the town’s Economic Development Officer (EDO) on matters pertaining to recruitment of new businesses to the town. The team will contribute to implementation of the Business Recruitment Strategy by developing a two year work plan. • appointed Bob Osmond to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board to fill a vacancy for a two year term. One citizen position on the board is still vacant. • approved purchase of a snowblower attachment for the current “Tool Cat” utility vehicle or proposed skidsteer, at an amount not to exceed $8,500.


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get connected. What’s Happening at the Town of Sylvan Lake

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Upcoming Meetings COUNCIL MEETING March 10, 2014 Municipal Government Building 6:00 pm MPC MEETING March 3, 2014 Municipal Government Building 6:00 pm COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING March 5, 2014 Municipal Government Building 6:00 pm

Employment Opportunities SENIOR PLANNER Full Time Permanent Position Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, this position will be involved in the development and implementation of planning strategies, statutory and nonstatutory planning documents and municipal bodies to achieve creative planning solutions for the Town of Sylvan Lake. This includes working with developers, the public, staff and regulatory bodies to ensure a positive working relationship including consistent and timely communication. Responsibilities: . Develop strategies to promote community development and efficient land use consistent with community goals. This includes development of new policies and bylaw regulations related to land use, as well as statutory and non-statutory plans and other Municipal Planning documents. . Prepare or supervise the preparation of statutory plans and non-statutory plans. Review Outline Plans and developer lead initiatives to ensure the Town’s goals for community development are achieved. . Process applications for bylaw amendments, including rezoning and other Statutory Plan amendments, in accordance with regulations and policies contained in the relevant municipal and provincial legislation. . Write and present formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence to Council and other Municipal Committees. Attend a variety of Committee and board meetings to provide technically sound planning advice. . Oversee various projects including supervising the work of consultants to ensure they meet expectations, including cost tracking and completion dates, as well as reporting any project issues or anticipated delays. . Provide sound planning advice and input to all departments, using a high level of understanding in regards to multidisciplinary practices, and helping to lead small project teams to drive internal decision making and results. . Facilitate public meetings and open houses; make presentations to the public and stakeholders on current plans, and prepare all related presentation materials. . Ensure all planning processes follow appropriate legislations including but not limited to the MGA, Town bylaws, policies, and procedures. . Assist in developing lake protection and management strategies on both a local and regional scale. . Review and process development applications within Direct Control Districts to ensure long term vision and architectural standards are met. . Conduct extensive research in specific or general project areas related not only to planning but urban development and redevelopment, sustainability initiatives, and lake management. Qualifications: . Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) or

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eligibility for membership is desirable . A Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, or a related field, and a minimum of four (4) years planning experience with progressively increasing responsibility. . Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning as well as applicable legislation and regulatory requirements in Alberta. . Working knowledge of principles and practices related to socio-economic, demographic and land use analysis, transitoriented development, intensification, urban design, landscape architecture, municipal engineering, and leading edge public involvement strategies. . Knowledgeable in issues related to lakefront development and lake management. . Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multi-task, problem solve and meet tight timelines under pressure. . Strong critical thinking and analytical skills with aptitude for long-term visioning and strategic thinking. . Strong working knowledge and skills with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint; working knowledge of GIS and awareness of project management tools an asset. . Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills for a broad range of audiences . Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with all employees, elected officials, development industry professionals and the public in a positive approach. . Ability to challenge the status quo while building positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. . Ability to work cooperatively, supporting co-workers in a positive team environment and share work expertise and knowledge. . Creative problem solving skills with the ability to gather relevant information to solve less well defined practical problems . Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind . Ability to mediate and problem solve multifaceted situations This is a terrific opportunity to work in a professional, team focused environment. You have a strong desire to be major contributor to the success of a vibrant and growing organization. If you are up to the challenge of taking ownership and wanting to make a difference, this is an ideal situation. We offer competitive rates and an excellent benefits package, including a wellness component. If this position intrigues you, please submit your resume in confidence specifying which position you are applying for, before March 9, 2014, to: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 Attention: Human Resources Fax: 403-887-3660 Email: RECEPTIONIST/CASHIER Reporting to the Finance Manager, this position is the Town’s first line of communication for our customers coming into the Municipal Government Building or calling into the main Town phone line. This position is responsible for handling all cash transactions, answering phones and greeting customers. Responsibilities: . Answering telephones and directing calls, either to lines within the Municipal Government Building or transferring the calls to other Town buildings. . Entering electronic bill payments into the computer system. Electronic bill payments are the payments that we receive every evening from the banks when people pay their bills online, over telephone banking or at the bank. Payments received from customers coming into the Municipal Government Building also are to be entered and can be made via cash, credit, debit or cheque. . Accepting and receipting payments received for other Town programs and ensuring proper communication regarding payment to the applicable person. Receipting and posting the waste transfer station payments that are received from the station. Receipting and posting payments received through the mail for tax, utility and accounts receivable payments. . Redirect faxes and emails sent to the general town email to the appropriate department on a daily basis. . Gather and put postage on all mail and share in the duties of taking mail to post office. . Cash out till on a daily basis and assist in the checking of second cash out. Prepare deposit and deliver deposit to manager. . Filling in customer concern form when customers wish to address issues and concerns around town and using the internal work order system if applicable. . Scan and electronic file all paperwork and records.


. Assist with the filing and scanning of other functions of the finance department as required. Qualifications: . Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint) . Experience with Diamond/Great Plains software and/or other accounting software is an asset . 2 years office/customer service experience required . Tremendous customer service skills with the ability to handle and diffuse difficult situations . Possess the ability to work with minimal supervision, with an eye for detail . Excellent written and oral communication skills . Energetic, motivated and a strong team player. This is a terrific opportunity to work in a professional, team focused environment. You have a strong desire to be major contributor to the success of a vibrant and growing organization. If you are up to the challenge of taking ownership and wanting to make a difference, this is an ideal situation. We offer competitive rates and an excellent benefits package, including a wellness component. If this position intrigues you, please submit your resume in confidence specifying which position you are applying for, before March 2, 2014, to: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 Attention: Human Resources Fax: 403-887-3660 Email:

Request for Proposal TOWN OF SYLVAN LAKE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES FOR MULTIPLEX REDEVELOPMENT The Town of Sylvan Lake is seeking proposals from qualified architectural firms to provide prime consultant services for the redevelopment of the Sylvan Lake Multiplex. Key components of the Multiplex Redevelopment include, but not limited to: . Arena with an 85’x200’ hockey rink (new arena with seating for about 200 to be twinned with an existing arena built in 2006); . 4 lane running track; . 5 sheet curling rink (rink to be convertible to an 85’x200’ hockey rink in the future); . Seniors centre; . Meeting/banquet facilities; . Commercial kitchen; and . Multiuse rooms for children and youth. The new facility will be tied into the existing Multiplex (an 85’x200’ hockey rink with seating capacity of approximately 1100) and existing aquatics centre to create one large community complex. The necessary parking and landscaping will also be included in the project. Documents will be available through an e-mail request to David Yee at on and after Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. Proposals must be presented or delivered in sealed packages, clearly marked “Proposal for Architectural Services for Sylvan Lake Multiplex Redevelopment”. Faxed or 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 Completed proposals must be received no later than Tuesday, March 18th, 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 Yee, P.Eng., Project Manager Town of Sylvan Lake Tel: 403-887-2141 E-mail:


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Lakers Kaitlyn Simpson (16) and Leah Hagel (8) watched as teammate Emily Eckenswiller (11) fired a shot at the basket during Grade 9 girls basketball league action against St. Francis Wolves Feb. 12. The girls played two of the top teams in the league last week, losing both games. STEVE DILLS

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Invitation to Tender NEW MODEL 1⁄2 TON PICK-UP TRUCK The Town of Sylvan Lake Public Works Division is accepting sealed tenders for the supply one new model . ton pick-up truck. The closing date for this tender opportunity is Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Tender packages are available at the Municipal Operations building, located at 1 Industrial Drive, until the tender closing. Information is available by contacting Public Works at 403.887.2800.

Development Permits TAKE NOTICE THAT on or before February 24, 2014 the Development Officer for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): RYDERS RIDGE Falcon Homes Ltd. for a rowhouse (4 units) with decks on Lots 169166, Block 7, Plan 132-3636 (27-30 Reid Court)

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Falcon Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage, covered deck & basement development on Lot 2, Block 2, Plan 1325350 (4296 Ryders Ridge Boulevard) Devon & Jacynda Graham for a deck on Lot 10, Block 2, Plan 0625924 (51 Rozier Close) Shelley Elgert for a Home Occupation Type ‘B’ – Esthetics Services on Lot 17, Block 3, Plan 072-8934 (95 Regatta Way) LAKEWAY LANDING Gavin Stewart for a deck on Lot 159, Block 7, Plan 052-3442 (20 Lincoln Street) Tammy Mulbeier for a Home Occupation Type ‘A’ – First Aid Training on Block 13, Plan 072-4735 (113, 50 Lucky Place) BEACON HILL Henderson Homes for a single family dwelling with deck & secondary suite on Lot 30, Block 12, Plan 112-4336 (154 Bowman Circle) Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage, deck & basement development on Lot 18, Block 13, Plan 122-4336 (1 Bowman Circle) INDUSTRIAL PARK John Christie for a freestanding construction sign (Worth Developments Inc.) on Lot 13, Block 5, Plan 072-9246 (25 Beju Industrial Drive) Hyun-Joo Lee for a fascia sign (Tokio Sushi) on Lot 6, Block 5, Plan 052-0405 (3, 21 Beju Industrial Drive) STREETS Rowel Valasco for a Home Occupation Type ‘A’ – Cleaning Service on Lot 38, Block 2, Plan 772-1521 (21 Garden Court) Ryan & Jodi Neish for a single family dwelling with deck & secondary suite on Lot 1, Block 9, Plan 132-1109 (4315 48 Avenue) Bettina Kneitl for a Home Occupation Type ‘B’ – Nail Technician on Lot 6, Block 2, Plan 762-1044 (20 Lakeview 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 Use Bylaw. For further information please contact the Development Officer at 864-5557. Dated at Sylvan Lake, Alberta, this 27th day of February, 2014. Development Officer, Town of Sylvan Lake

Coming Events

Sylvan Lake Volunteer Impact Gala Friday, April 11, 2014 Doors open at 5:30 pm | Dinner at 6:30 pm Family & Community Centre | 4725 43 Street $20/Ticket Join us as we celebrate deserving volunteers from our community with an evening of Dinner, Awards, & Entertainment by St. James Gate. R.S.V.P. & Nomination Form Deadline is April 2 , 2014 Ph: 403-887-1137 or Email: Tickets are now available at the FCSS Office located in the Family & Community Centre. Call 403-887-1137 ext. 222


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Wave rises to occasion

Continued from Page 13 The U15 girls, consisting of Erin Matthews, Morgan Lockyer, Alyssa Cosutta, Paige Hagel, Leah Hagel — all from Sylvan Lake, Shae Boyes from Eckville, Jordyn Shewchuk, Kendall Janssen, Alicia Janssen, Mikayla Janssen — all from Innisfail, (missing were Ali Blaine and Shayla Veldcamp, also from Innisfail), won their first three games two sets to zero, and on their last game they won one set and lost the second set, but won by points. This left them coming out of the tournament for their age group in first place. Coaches Eric Brinker and Rick Boyes were really happy with the team’s performance. Their defence for the tournament was outstanding and the coaches really commend the girls on their


hard work in practice as it really paid off. The following weekend had our team in Calgary for its first premier tournament of the season with 25 teams from between Red Deer south to Lethbridge. The girls started the weekend in F pool, putting them in about 20th place in the seeding. We lost our first game but then won the next three games in a row, and that put us second in our pool. This placing then put us in division one for the rest of the tournament and our first cross over game was against the winner of the A pool. We didn’t fair very well against this team. The girls had some amazing

returns and saves during the game, but just not enough to pull off a win. We then lost our next two games as well, but again the girls really held their own having not played any teams of this calibre before. In the end, the Sylvan Lake Wave U15 finished tenth out of 25 teams, so they should be very proud of their performance. We must commend them on their sportsmanship and for keeping a smile on their faces. Great job and good luck at the next premier tournament March 15 and 16.

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Marijuana and drug paraphernalia seized from vehicle Saturday, February 15th 6:58 a.m. – An 18-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing charges as a result of a traffic stop on 44th Street in Sylvan Lake. The male exhibited signs of impairment and his vehicle was seized at the scene. He is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08. 11:58 p.m. – A 911 call was received of a fight in progress at an event at the Best Western Chateau Inn in Sylvan Lake. A wedding was being held at the hotel when an altercation broke out between two females. There were minor injuries sustained and EMS was not required. Neither party wanted charges. Alcohol was a factor in the incident. Sunday, February 16th 7:22 p.m. – RCMP received a request to remove an intoxicated male from the Dairy Queen on 50th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. The male in his thirties was extremely intoxicated and standing by the door holding his shoes. He then left the restaurant and was seen by witnesses walking in the middle of the road heading towards Hazzard County bar. He was located by RCMP members coming out of the bar without his shoes and was lodged in cells until sober.

Monday, February 17th 1:20 a.m. – RCMP on patrol along Highway 11 observed two vehicles stopped on a dead end road on Township Road 384. The member detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from one of vehicles. The occupants, three 16-year-old males, one 16-year-old female and a 20-year-old female, all from Sylvan Lake, were questioned. A quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was seized. Parents of the youths were contacted and advised to transport the vehicles back to their residences. So far a charge of careless driving has been laid against a 16-year-old male. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

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from a vehicle which was parked outside an address on Logan Court in Sylvan Lake. The truck was entered into overnight and the inside of the vehicle was ransacked. A wallet was stolen as well as a few other items. The vehicle was locked at the time and there were no signs of forced entry. Thursday, February 20th 8:56 a.m. – Another truck was reported stolen outside a residence in the Sylvan Lake area. A Ford F350 was parked outside an address on Kayton Estates and when the owner returned home, he contacted police advising it had been stolen. The vehicle has yet to be recovered and an investigation is ongoing.




Wednesday, February 19th 6:56 a.m. – A 39-year-old Sylvan Lake male contacted RCMP after his vehicle was stolen from outside his residence overnight. The male’s truck was parked inside the driveway of his residence and was locked. The vehicle was recovered a short time later in Lacombe, Alberta. An investigation is continuing. 7:27 a.m. – RCMP are investigating a theft


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Weekly Game Results! For the weekend of February y 20 - 23, 2014

MELCOR 4 YEAR OLD LAKERS Practiced hard for upcoming game! Player of the week: #15 Noah Martens


Lakers Player of week: Matthew Nielsen


Lakers 4 vs. Ponoka 5 Player of the week: Cruz Ouellette

Played in Caroline Tournament Player of the week: Marek Armeneau



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DAIRY QUEEN DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 6 vs. Delburne 9 Lakers 7 vs. Delburne 7 Player of the week: Ryder Zimmer


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Lakers 3 vs. Cochrane 8 Lakers 0 vs. Cochrane 9 Player of the week: Kris Lindberg (SLMH Announcer)

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REDCORE BANTAM LAKERS Lakers 3 vs. Rimbey 5 Player of the week: Riley Woytas

SYLVAN TRUCK RANCH BANTAM LAKERS Lakers 3 vs. Red Deer 6 Lakers 4 vs. Rocky 7 Player of the week: Justin Fedun

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MIDGET 2 LAKERS no scores submitted BOSTON PIZZA FEMALE LAKERS Lakers 4 vs. Rimbey 3 Player of the week: Kiara Wilcox

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THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

More discussion planned on merits of remote shops for Lacombe County BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

An ongoing debate on the merits of Lacombe County having remote shops in its east and west districts will return to county council for a decision in April. On Jan. 23, county councillors deferred a proposal to implement a business plan that would see one remote shop constructed on the north side of Sylvan Lake on Rainy Creek Road in 2015, and another in the Tees area in 2016 or 2017. Manager of Operations Phil Lodermeier said some councillors required more information before proceeding with the business plan, but he feels it’s just a matter of time before administration receives the go-ahead. “We’ve been planning this for many, many years,” he said. “We actually bought some land for the the remote shop in the west country in 2006, and we’ve been budgeting, and now we have enough money. “I suspect that, being we’ve been budgeting and planning for it, the shops will go ahead at some point in time. I think whether we do it now or whether we do it three years from now is what council is still debating.” If approval is given in April, site preparation on county-owned land at Rainy Creek Road could begin


this fall. Tendering could also take place this year, with construction following in 2015. The shop would act as the home base for Sylvan Lake- and Eckville-area grader districts, and residents of those areas would benefit from improved service levels, according to Lodermeier. “With all the paved roads out in that area right now, what happens is we start here in Lacombe, and they have to drive out there before they start, and then every time they run out of sand, they have to drive all the way back to Lacombe,” he said. “What we wanted to do was have a shop and a salt shed out there, and then that would really reduce the amount of time it takes them to complete their route out in that area.” Two grader operators would likely work out of the shops in summer, while additional winter staff could include a truck driver and a tractor operator, said Lodermeier. Total project costs are estimated at $2,716,255 for the west shop, and $1,811,175 for the east shop. A second east shop may also be considered in the future, although Lodermeier estimated that it could be 10 to 15 years before that one’s constructed, if approved. County councillors requiring more information about the shops were asked to submit questions to administration, prior to further discussion on the matter in April.


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THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

Dreeshen announced candidacy for another term in House of Commons BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen has announced he will seek another term in the House of Commons. In a news release Feb. 12, he declared he will run as the Conservative Party candidate to represent the newly formed federal electoral district of Red DeerMountain View in the 2015 federal election. Choosing to run in the Red Deer-Mountain View riding means Dreeshen will no longer represent Sylvan Lake voters. Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins has already announced he’ll run as the Conservative candidate in the Red Deer-Wolf Creek riding which encompasses Sylvan Lake. “I am honoured to let my name stand as the Conservative Party nominee for the Red DeerMountain View riding,” Dresshen said. “Central Alberta continues to be a beacon of growth and prosperity, and I look forward to continuing my role in helping our region achieve its full potential.” Since being elected in 2008, Dreeshen has led numerous trade missions promoting Canada’s interests in growing our economy and highlighting Alberta as a great place to invest. He was a delegate in Governor General David Johnston’s first official state visit to Asia last October. In January, Dreeshen spoke at a 22-country AsiaPacific parliamentary forum outlining Canada’s economic interests in education and agriculture. 5-8 PM He sits on the Agricultural and Aboriginal Affairs committees in Ottawa and has worked closely with Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz on agricultural issues of importance to Central Alberta

farmers, such as the COOL dispute, Western Livestock Price Insurance and transportation logistics. He also sits on the Post-Secondary Education caucus. A founding member of this group, he has toured educational facilities across Canada and has promoted Red Deer College and Olds College, along with their many innovative programs, on both the national and international stage. Dreeshen’s Private Member’s Bill, C-444, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Personating Peace Officer or Public Officer) has received unanimous support in the House of Commons and will soon become law. This piece of legislation exemplifies Dreeshen’s support for the rights of victims and will be one of the rare times that a member of parliament has amended the Criminal Code of Canada, said his announcement. “Scrapping the long-gun registry, giving farmers marketing freedom, and protecting victims of crime are some of my proudest moments in Ottawa as a representative for the people of Central Alberta,” said Dreeshen. “I am very excited to work with my great campaign team in the coming nomination,” said Dreeshen. “I truly appreciate all of my supporters of the past and present, and look forward to earning the support of new supporters.”


Calkins’ bill coming back to House of Commons BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

After hearing from constituents, Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins crafted the Employees’ Voting Rights Act which he tabled in the House of Commons last June. Now it’s coming back to the House of Commons after passing committee stage. The bill proposes to replace the antiquated method of union card check with a secret ballot vote. This will ensure the voice of workers is heard in a clear manner, free of intimidation from either the union or the employer, said a news release from Calkins. “Democracy is fundamental to Canadians and the Employees’ Voting Rights Act provides Canadian workers in the federal jurisdiction with the right to a secret ballot vote,” Calkins said. “It is shameful that the NDP and

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the Liberal party did not listen to the witnesses and support the government’s reasonable amendments to my bill. “I brought this legislation forward after hearing from constituents” … “express concerns about the lack of accountability in many unions,” he said. “From the start of this process, I was anticipating amendments. I am pleased to endorse the common-sense amendments brought forward by my Conservative colleagues and I strongly encourage all parliamentarians, and particularly those from the NDP, to stand with workers’ choice and vote in favour of the Employees’ Voting Rights Act at the report stage. “It’s time my opposition colleagues show their support for workers and stand with them and support the concept of a secret vote in the workplace. At the end of the day, we are protecting one of the cornerstones of society, democracy. That is what being Canadian is all about,” he said.

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- C. P. Blakely School recognized its citizens of the month for January recently. Receiving awards for the theme of determination were, in the back row, Amie Gruntman, Jobe Duplessis, Marek Filipek, Connor Langford, Brooke McLeod and Brooklyn Leibham; in the middle row, Kylie Wright, Kyron Riedel, Noah Baptiste, Desiree Shanks and Dezmond Auger; and in the front row, Chase Raes, Scotty Boiteau, Hugo de Jongh, Zac Brayden-Morris and Kaeden Souter. Absent were Maicy Clark, Lexus Hardy and Peyton LaQuette. STEVE DILLS

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403-318-1760 DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Phone Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds


Well Drilling



Well Drilling

RURAL WATER TREATMENT (Province Wide) Additions & Renovations Fences & Decks Basement Development Phone: 403-588-8163

Email: ATTENTION HOME BUILDERS! No Warranty = No Building Permit. Contact Blanket Home Warranty for details. 1-888-925-2653;


Misc. Services

NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.


Personal Services

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

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Rental Equipment


• General Equipment Rental • STIHL Products Dealer


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8TH ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW, March 14 - 16/14, Red Deer Westerner Park. Exhibitor space available. Consign your car. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A Resuming Weekly Sales Wed. Jan. 15, 6 pm FIRST ANTIQUE SALE Sun. Feb. 2, 1 pm WE BUY FOR CASH.

TRUE PSYCHICS! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486;

#30 Industrial Drive 403-887-0012

Well Drilling


For the 2014 Golf Season

CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540; www.

Misc. Services






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

Imports • Domestic • Trucks • SUV • Diesel Repairs


Our Door to Yours! Mobile Glass Service

Legal Services



Misc. Help

Glass Shops

#6, 20A Sylvaire Close

READ the classifieds and find just what you’re looking for. 309-3300

Business Services #1000 - #1430


403-304-4791 Check website for full listing

GUN & SPORTSMAN AUCTION. March 1, 10 a.m. Firearms, ammo, parts, accessories, militaria, & more! Unreserved! No buyers fee! Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666; MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - Handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting and sporting equipment. To consign call 780-440-1860.

Building Supplies


FOR SALE - To be Moved. Various sizes and styles of buildings available. For further information call 1-866-451-6395 / 1-403-279-6395 or visit www. CLASSIFIEDS Sell it Best! To place your ad phone 1-877223-3311

SYLVAN LAKE BUSINESS DIRECTORY Get your business out there! Call Shannon or Joe at 403.887.2331!

Surgical Carpet Cleaning


Carpets & Furniture Professional Steam Cleaning Owner Operated

• Septic Tanks • Campgrounds

• Camps • RVs • Holding Tanks

• Barn Pits • Lagoons



Dwain Johnson 403.887.3499

Toll Free 1-877-292-6777


$37.00+GST per week

Based on a 12 week commitment. Does not include the $2.25 per week web surcharge




DRIVEWAYS | WALKWAYS | ROOFS Fast, Reliable Service with Competitive Rates! Quality Operators • Fully licensed & Insured SKID STEER RENTAL AVAILABLE Call Charlie for a FREE quote 403-887-2770 | 403-392-7464

For a WATER WELL Call the Local Experts FREE ESTIMATES • FREE ONSITE CONSULTATIONS Quality Workmanship Guaranteed

Don Tomenchuk Sylvan Lake, Alberta

403-887-5512 Toll Free 888-396-6389

Cell: 403.357.7678

Division of Bre-Mic Group Ltd.

Serving Sylvan Lake & Surrounding Area Since 2008

THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Agricultural Western Canada. #2000 - #2290 Available at over 25 Alberta Farm Equipment ..............2010 Distribution Locations. Haying Equipment ............2020 40 Year Warranty. Tractors ............................2030 Call 1-888-263-8254 STEEL BUILDING SALE. “The Big Year End Clear Out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206;



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

Farm Custom Work


ATTENTION FARMERS Custom Rototilling 403-704-2299 Call until 11 p.m.


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

Pet Services


DOGGY STYLE Small Dog Pet Grooming Service Is now up and running !! Service area : RMH to RD Based out of : Eckville








ORDER NOW For Pick Up on April 19, 25 or 26. 19 weeks old Isa Brown laying hens. Linden, AB 403-546-3130

Grain, Feed Hay


HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.

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

Condos/ Townhouses

EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. Call Renee at 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.



Horse Riding Facility

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

Houses For Sale



DUPLEX large single att. garage, 1.5 lots, walkout, infloor heat, air cond., 2 large decks, fully dev. up/down & landscaped, high eff. furnace & water heater. $329,900 No GST. 403-396-3203

& home on 24 acres, located on Blindman Valley, 15 mins. to Red Deer 4 bdrm., (2) full & (2) 1/2 baths. Arena is 60x250, 5 paddocks, 2 large pastures, pipe fencing. $1,290,000. Dave 403-304-9770


Police Seizure, Tool & Estate Auction Sunday March 2

11 am * Viewing 9 am Location: Ridgewood Community Hall Partial List only Hesston Buckle Collection – HO Train Set – Grain Dryer – Industrial Carpentry Equipment – Riding Lawn Mower – Royal Doulton Figurines – Gemstone Jewelry – Sewing Table – Antiques – Collectables – Furniture – Electronics – Hand & Power Tools – Shop Tools – Misc. And MUCH MORE For a complete list and Directions visit www. Terms of Sale: Cash, Cheque, C/C, Everything must be paid for & removed on sale day (NO EXCEPTIONS), 15% buyer’s premium. Sale subject to Additions, Deletions, Errors and Omissions.

CHERRY HILL AUCTION & APPRAISALS Phone 403-342-2514 or 403-347-8988


Manufactured Homes

PREOWNED 1856 SQ FT Modular Office for sale. 4 offices, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, reception and ample storage space. $120,000. Must be moved. Phone 1-877-504-5005; SHOP AND COMPARE! Then let United Homes Canada get you the best value on a new TripleM home! Starting at only $92,500. Delivery conditions apply. 142 East Lake Blvd., Airdrie. 1-800-461-7632; www.

Mortgages Bought/Sold


Farms/ Land


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.

land, 12 mi. E. of Ponoka, 1 mi. off pavement, good surface lease revenue. Inquire with your name and address to: Box 1079, Financial c/o Red Deer Advocate, #4400 - #4430 2950 Bremner Ave., Investments ......................4410 Red Deer, Ab T4R 1M9 Money Wanted ................4420 Money to Loan ................4430

For Rent



Upgraded 2 bdrm/2 bath unit. Overlooking GOLF COURSE! U/G parking & 6 appls. Bldg. has superior amenities Sorry – N/P N/S Call now to view! Available March 1!

MOBILE HOME LOT! Don’s Mobile Home Par k

Move your unit in & Be ready

for summer! Year-round mobile home park close to the lake.

Money To Loan


DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; or toll free 1-877-556-3500. BBB rated A+. GET BACK on track! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need money? We lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420;

Transportation #5000-5300


$1395 + electricity

For Rent #3000 - #3200



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





Mint, new cond, only 7000 orig. miles! “You won’t believe your eyes!”


$24,500 Call Keith 403-350-5346 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. Trucks up to 3 tons. North-East Recyclers 780-875-0270 (Lloydminster)


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2 bdrm 1 1/2 baths Large & Bright family unit 5 appls.  Sorry – N/P N/S Easy access to Hwy


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Large 2 bdrm/2 bath suite CORNER Deck faces west Upgraded interior 5 appls U/G Parking Exercise Room Sorry – N/P N/S

Buying or Selling ? 403-887-8552 We also manage homes in Innisfail Innisfail, Penhold, Red Deer, Lacombe, and Caroline

403-314-0099 • 403-358-0502

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THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

Public speaking

- Sylvan Lake 4-H Multi Club members who participated in public speaking competitions at the club level, included Rylea Lunde (1st place senior), Megan Routhier (2nd place junior), Jessica Routhier (1st place junior), Rebecca Belton (2nd place intermediate), Kalis Currie (1st place intermediate), Austin Routhier (1st place Cleaver Kid) and Naomi Akkermans (MC and a key member from Shadow Riders 4-H Club). SUBMITTED

We want to hear from you!



THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014



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THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

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

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To view all MLS Listings visit us online at www.remaxsylvanlake. com Thinking of listing your home soon?

Lorne Therriault


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Talk to Lorne


23 Wiley Crescent

Over 20 years of Sylvan Lake experience!

GREAT LOT! 4511 47 Ave.


RED DEER CONDO 7021 Gray Drive MLS#CA0029231


e t a t s E l a e R Prime Sylvan Lake, AB

Call CARL STEPP cell: 403-358-9300

Commercial • Lakefronts • Acreages • Residential RE/MAX real estate central alberta

Are A Ar r you thinking of BUYING or SELLING a home this year? I am a 50 year resident of Sylvan Lake with a background in home construction. I offer FREE HOME EVALUATIONS and service to Exceed your Expectations.

So whether buying or selling CALL ROBERT @ 403-350-8708 $245,90







Willard Morris


Experience more... #222 100 Lakeway Blvd LAKEWAY CONDO!


51 Lakeview Rd.

1211 Pine Road


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1 Leaside Crescent


138 Jarvis Bay Drive


80 Bowman Circle

5020 44 Street MLS#CA0029610


New lights, appliances, windows and blinds with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, raised eating bar, corner lighted pantry, skylight and kitchen bay window. Corner lot in Killian Estates; fenced & landscaped with concrete patios & large deck with aluminum railing. Handicap accessible with 36” doors.



5823 52 Street #323, Eckville | $196,500 | CA0026244


4405 50 A Avenue


Sandi Hallgren

Gord Steinbach

32 Hunter Road




26 Regal Court





PENDING 38 Lucky Place

31 Rosewood Rise



Do you have a Q? Q?... Then CarolinE has your A! For all of your real estate needs and questions. please contact Caroline!


Turning Dreams into Addresses



#100 43 Reid Court MLS#CA0029690

Caroline Boivin 403 896-8500 FREE MARKET EVALUATIONS

Sylvan Lake News, February 27, 2014  
Sylvan Lake News, February 27, 2014  

February 27, 2014 edition of the Sylvan Lake News