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Bantam C team takes silver in Rimbey Provincial tourney By Treena Mielke
Hungry: Veronica and Nick Porteik and Ray Durand from the Rimbey Lions Club serve eight-yearold Keegan Beagle from Rimbey. The youngster was a runner for the Ponoka Moose during the Provincials held in Rimbey on the weekend. Treena Mielke Photo
Coach Brent Norstrom of the Rimbey Bantam Cs is proud of his team. “If you can win league, take a silver in Provincials and be the Zone 4 champs, I would say you’ve had a pretty good season,” he said. The Bantams, despite playing several games in Provincials on the weekend, took out Stettler in two straight games to win the league championship, defeating the team in their hometown on Tuesday and again in Rimbey, Wednesday. Wednesday’s game saw the Bantams come back in full force in the third period, scoring three goals to bring the final score to 5-2. “They were pretty tired after the Provincials. They’ve played a lot of hockey in the last few days, but in the third they came on strong with three goals,” said Norstrom. The Bantams were a strong contender in the Provincials, but were edged out by one goal in the final game by rivals Ponoka Moose. It was a good game with both sides battling for the gold medal, but Ponoka with only just over two minutes left, scored the winning goal, making the
final score 2-1. The lone Rimbey goal was scored by Coleton Schafer. “It was a tough loss,” said head coach Brent Norstrom, “but I think they wanted it a little more than we did and they had some revenge to get.” Norstrom said a few Renegades were suffering from minor injuries as well, which didn’t help their chances. On the bright side, the coach said players should be proud of their silver medal. “It was hard on the kids,” he said, “but they should be proud of making it to the final game.” The rivalry between Rimbey Renegades and Ponoka Moose began earlier this month when the Renegades downed the Moose 5-2 in Ponoka, a win which earned them the coveted Zone 4 banner. The first game of the total point series for the banner ended in a 3-3 tie in Rimbey Feb. 25. The Renegades skated and stick handed their way to their gold medal finish by defeating High Prairie 5 – 2 on Friday and Westlock on Saturday. Renegade fans came out in full force to support the hometown team, Norstrom said.
Public budget meeting brings taxpayers’ concerns to forefront By Treena Mielke Discrepancy between the mill rate and the actual tax increase was a hot topic at Thursday’s budget talks. Just over a dozen people filled the council chambers, and only budget related questions were entertained by council and staff. Jim Moore from the Rimbey Ratepayers Association pointed out the mill rate has, in fact, increased by 1.5 per cent, but the total tax bill is much higher. “It’s a bit deceiving to hear it on the news. 1.5 per cent seems like nothing,” said Moore.
Mayor Rick Pankiw said he took full responsibility for the statement, which acting CAO Melissa Beebe clarified as being correct. Beebe said the municipal mill rate is a 1.5 per cent increase, the same as 2013,” she said. “However, the education requisition came in two per cent higher for residential (properties) and jumped three per cent for non residential.” “The municipal mill rate or municipal tax increase is 1.5, which is the same as last year. However, when you add those together, the tax increase will be higher, but it’s not our increase. The municipal portion has gone up 1.5 which
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is comparable with the rate of inflation.” Moore told the mayor and council they did know the assessed property value of residents when the budget was created, he said. Later, Beebe said that was correct, but the town has no control over the assessed value of property. “The market value and assessed value is the same thing and it is determined by an independent contracted assessor. Everyone has the right to appeal if they are not happy with their assessment,” she added. Continued on Page 9
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Wildlife Act offence could result in charges The Rimbey RCMP detachment responded to nearly 50 calls for service this week. Highlights of the week include Wildlife Act offences, thefts, drugs, breaching court orders, impaired driving and other serious matters. Impaired driver arrested On March 15, at approximately 1:30 a.m., an officer was patrolling Lockhart Road and observed a southbound vehicle all over the road. The Mountie arrested the 64-year-old driver, a resident of the Rimbey area, for impaired driving and seized his truck after he provided breath samples of over twice the legal limit. Fortunately, in this case, the driver had not been involved in a collision. Better than ‘cops’ show Sunday night in Rimbey resembled a ‘Cops’ episode when an alert Mountie patrolling after midnight attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle in town. The driver of the car, did not stop for the police, and a chase ensued. The very short pursuit ended when the dangerous driver lost control and hit a snow bank. The bandit then attempted to flee from police by backing out of the large snow drift when his back bumper abruptly met with the police car’s front bumper. The driver and passenger in the car tried to run away from the disabled car but were quickly arrested by the officer. The investigation revealed that the dangerous driver and his cohort had meth-
amphetamine in the car and had been consuming illegal drugs earlier that evening. Multiple criminal charges have been laid in this case and the vehicle seized. Help for addiction RCMP in Rimbey are investigating a matter involving a youth involved in illegal drugs and other crime. Police have been monitoring the youth’s court imposed conditions and again arrested the young person for breaching a court order this week. Police will continue to work with partnering agencies to help those who find themselves with an addiction problem. If you or a loved one is struggling, there is help. Please call the Rimbey and District Victim Services Unit for more information at (403) 843-8494. Police were dispatched to a call behind a business where two men were arguing over an unpaid bill. When police arrived on scene, there was not only a verbal disagreement to deal with but a Wildlife Act offence as well. Police observed a white tailed deer carcass wrapped in a tarp laying out in the sun beside an oil spill on the ground. The deer had been tagged by a licensed hunter after it had been shot last November. Charges pending
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Further inquiries resulted in the deer being seized by police when witnesses stated the deer had been there for two weeks! RCMP contacted Alberta Fish and Wildlife who have sent the deer to a laboratory for testing to determine if the meat is fit for human consumption, and if not, the hunter will be charged with allowing his deer meat to spoil. Call 911 for impaired drivers On March 18th, at approximately 3: 00 a.m., police were patrolling Highway 20 near Rimbey when a pickup truck was seen driving erratically on the roadway. Police immediately observed signs of impairment and the 24-year-old male, a resident of Red Deer, was arrested and charged for drunk driving. Sadly,
that brings the number of impaired drivers criminally charged by the Rimbey RCMP in the last year to over 50! Please do your part to help us keep the streets and highways safe for all our families and report anyone you suspect is drunk driving. Call 911 immediately, because an impaired driver is an emergency! If you have any information regarding these or any other crimes, please call the local Rimbey RCMP Detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers: PHONE: 1-800-222-8477 #8477 on Telus Mobility *8477 on Rogers AT&T Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work! Do your part and call now.
The Bentley & District Ag Society would like to thank the following contributors to our Safety Awareness Day 2014. AAAS Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development Ag for Life Servus Credit Union-Bentley StarKist Catering-Rimbey Peavey Mart-Lacombe West Stitch Advertising-Condor Corner Walmart-Sylvan Lake County of Lacombe Rainy Creek Powersports-Eckville Rocky Mountain Equipment-Red Deer Bentley Fire Department Trans Canada RCMP Sylvan Lake Detachment Fortis Joan Dickau Councillor Cora Knutson Merlyn & Eileen Wilson Carrie Butcher Michelle Beechinor April Skjonsberg Trudy Elliott Mayor Lynda Haarstad Petten Councillor Pam Davey County Councillor Keith Stephenson Tina Whitﬁeld Lynn Brown Stacey Rumhor Bonnie Pacholko Barb Carson-FCSS Bentley Jennifer Johnson & Family Sandi Merideth Cole McKenzie Savanna Spendiff Alyssa Hyink Amy Wolfe Kai Poffenroth Ryan Bergesen Staff & Students of Bentley School for participating Special thank you to MP Blaine Calkins for attending our Safety Awareness Day 2014
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Change in politics and life is inevitable and constant It seems as quickly as Allison Redford marched onto the Alberta political stage, she has marched off of it, leaving Albertans somewhat bewildered and a little perplexed. “What will be the next move on the political chess board?” we ask, “and, even more imporTreena Mielke tantly, “who will make On The Other Side it?” I must admit I heard the news about Redford’s resignation later rather than sooner as I was quite engaged in a much more important event at the time our leader decided to make her surprise announcement. Grandchild number six had suggested (rather strongly) to his mother he was ready to be born. I got the phone call about midnight; a time when puppies and kittens and little children and grandmas such as myself are all safely tucked in bed and sleeping. Rubbing the sleep from my eyes, (sleep in your eyes on the highway in the middle of the night is not a good thing), grabbed my trusty coffee cup and set out for the long, lonely drive to my daughter’s house, arriving somewhat dazed and confused, but ready. For what I was ready, I wasn’t sure, but, I was ready! But, after we all looked at each other, ate some cheese and crackers and talked about nothing, the child decided he was not quite ready to be born after all. He decided, instead to go back to making his mom quite uncomfortable, like moms are supposed to be when they have been with child for almost, but not quite, nine months. Breakfast happened in the morning, just like always. The unborn baby’s oldest brother, who is five and practical, was quite relieved that all had returned to normal. “I hope that baby doesn’t come now,” he grumbled. “We are just having breakfast.” His younger brother, who didn’t realize his days as
being youngest are numbered, said nothing. He just kept eating. The baby’s almost arrival brought me, the grandma, smack dab in the middle of a world filled with toys on the floor, sticky fingerprints on the window, cartoons on the television and, most importantly, two delightful little boys. I was happy; so happy in fact, I almost, but not quite, stayed awake for the whole day. During the time I was awake, I read stories, sang songs, helped build a train track, played a rousing game of Mouse Trap and learned how to climb the ladder to the top bunk. It was a good day, a happy day, but after two pajama clad little boys were tucked safe in their respective beds, I wrapped a Spiderman blanket around myself and collapsed on the couch. I was, I’m sure, in a state of grandma exhaustion, incoherently muttering something about the wheels on the bus, and dreaming of super heroes. Later, when it became apparent no baby would be making an appearance at this time, I knew it was time to go. So I closed the door on the toys and the fingerprints
and the books and the two little boys who have a way of turning my heart to mush just by being who they are and opened the door to my world. And that is how I learned Allison Redford resigned. Her resignation marks the end of a short, rather disastrous term in office which leaves the Progressive Conservatives scrambling to crazy glue their party back together. It is true they have a track record of a majority government that can’t be disputed. But, dissention in the ranks, much of which is a result of Redford’s questionable leadership tactics and a general political unrest leaves one to wonder what will happen next. Will hard front line decisions be tempered with compassion and integrity? Will the leadership role ascertain the traits of dignity and strength combined with common sense and understanding are demonstrated? The best one can hope for is the person who steps into the shoes of leader at least attempts to portray those characteristics. Change is inevitable. Only time will tell how the political changes will unfold. At the very least, it will be interesting!
Thoughts on love in my life so far Love is one of few things that bombarded one another with hurtful will always be a part of your life, no words or actions. Why did they say matter how you incorporate it, or the “I love you?” These people would kind of love it may be. come to show so much more hate It can be stronger then anything than love toward each other. They else if you just give yourself time to seemed bored, and unsatisfied with understand it. I will discuss some past what their relationship had become. experiences, the good and the bad. So the only thing left for them to do And with those experiences, how I was to scream at each other about taught myself and keep teaching mywhat they wanted. But rarely did they Taylor Snell self what is right and what is wrong, take those things into consideration. Work Experience the knowledge I now have toward Nothing ever got resolved. I tried to love, and what I deserve. help salvage these people who were As a child I believed that love so lost. I could tell they felt the same would be easy. I assume most children have this as I did about love. For quite some time they were belief. Being told many stories like magical fairy hopeless. After awhile I just gave up. I couldn’t tales numbed my mind to believe that love was this change their minds or actions. In the story books dreamland. I saw many of those stories as short pre- people never fall out of love, only in it. It broke my views of the love I would one day have. I would heart I never thought my life would be converted find one person and we would run off into the sun- into a war zone, just because of two people falling set and do everything with each other for the re- out of love. By the time I was thirteen I had lost a mainder of our lives. Just like in the fairy tales. That lot of myself because of this. idea of love didn’t stick with me too long. I reI knew love existed, because I’d seen it, but was member being quite choked up when I realized how ripped away from me when I needed it the most. unrealistic my idea from my early childhood was. I also knew that it is a fragile thing. You need to Love had completely lost its spark for me by handle every conversation, every movement with the time I hit my ten year mark. I began believing care in order for it to be a lasting healthy love. that love is also a tragic tale, not just a fairy tale. I With years past and having relationships of my saw no true meaning or structure in love anymore, own, I now feel confident saying I’m on track to a mainly because of the roller coaster relationships very well deserved loving life. Over my seventeen in my life at the time. I wondered why these couples years I’ve been put to the test for multiple things.
Love has been one of my biggest obstacles, my reason for that being because with love comes forgiveness, trust and honesty. Many people in my life have been at times unforgivable, or untrustworthy and they lacked honesty which made them hard to love. I have also had a hard time loving myself because of certain things such as verbal and psychological abuse which resulted in bad self esteem. I amaze myself. Because I have came such a long way since love was first really introduced to me. I am now loving toward myself and all people, even the ones who have hurt me the most. Now I believe that love is something every person is capable of, no matter their age, looks, status, or their background. Everyone deserves it. We all need it as though it is a basic necessity of life. People should be able to love whoever their heart desires. Love freely, take chances, go for people you may have not even considered in the past, and most of all be realistic when it comes to love. I’m in love and I don’t plan on walking away from it anytime soon. I will end this column with a quote: “The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” – Thomas Merton.
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Dance: Keith Kendrew enjoyed a dance with the Lion Mascott during the Lionâ€™s pankcake breakfast held at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre last Sunday.
Eat: Ev Prins receives generous servings of pancakes, sausages and bacon from Lions members Nick Porteik and Michael Jarmoluk during Sundayâ€™s pancake breakfast.
Serve: Eileen Poulsen and Alice Steele were busy at the cash box during the Lions pancake breakfast. Photos by Treena Mielke
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Bantam Cs take league championship, win Zone 4 and Provincial silver medal Provincial tournament huge success Rimbey Bantam Renegades: From the left are Mark Johnson,Logan Norstrom, John Hofstra,Odin Obrey,Carter Eadie,Devon Hofstra,Brittney Lukocs,Kyle Valstar,Brett Scott,Keefer Garnick,Austyn Brinson,Connor Paul,Coleton Schafer,Wyatt Argent,Jackson Braithwaite,Chase Makofka,Connor Shantz,Tyler Cull, Marshall Johnson,Corey Scott and Brent Norstrom. Kneeling in the front are team runners Tavish Beagle,Liam Tennant,Owen Tennant and Ashley Weiss. Treena Mielke Photo
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The Bantam C Provincial Championship held here last weekend was a great testimonial to how the game is played is what really matters. Sunday, the Renegades lost the final game against rival Ponoka 2-1, but the team put forth its best effort, both on and off the ice, and the fans who filled the bleachers were, indeed, proud of the effort put forth by the young players. The Provincials held March 13 to 16 was a class act from start to finish with Rimbey’s won Bantam Renegades making it to the gold medal game. Fans who crowded into the arena for the opening ceremonies of the tournament were not disappointed. Mayor Rick Pankiw, the master of ceremonies for the event, said hockey requires teamwork, hard work, dedication and a passion for practicing early in the morning. He gave credit to all volunteers involved in making the weekend possible. “Organizing any tournament is a very time consuming endeavor,” he said. Continued on Page 8
The Rimbey Review, March 25, 2014 7 Fan support: The stands were full at the Bantam C Provincial tournament held in Rimbey March 13 – 16. Eight teams participated in the tournament. Ponoka Moose captured the gold medal in a final game against host team, Rimbey Renegades. It was a 2-1 game and fans were treated to some first class hockey action. ApN Photo
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Tournament huge success Continued from Page 6 During the ceremonies Pankiw presented tournament chairperson Stacey Johnson with a picture and other memorabilia. Rimbey Minor Hockey representative, Kent Beagle and Hockey Alberta Zone 4 Minor Council Chair, Sherry Haarstad also spoke during the opening ceremonies. “When I heard Rimbey was awarded the Provincials I said ‘dibs on that’ and I knew they would do a bang up first rate job,” said Haarstad. Kim Siebold from Investors Group also spoke. The presentation of flags during the ceremo-
nies was carried out by Jayda Schatschneider (Canada Flag), Keely Park (Provincial Flag), Keelie Beierbach (Renegades Flag), and Shelby Lane (Town of Rimbey Flag). O’ Canada was sung by Cayley Shantz. Following the speeches, players from each of the teams represented at the Provincials marched on the ice carrying their team’s banner. A light show entertained both players and fans. Following the tournament, Johnson said she was overwhelmed to see the fans packing the stands. “I feel it was a huge success,’ she said. During the tournament players from each team were given goodie bags and many businesses hung jerseys in their windows to welcome the visitors.
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The extra acts of kindness such as the dad who bought pizza for the Renegades and also for the team they were playing against was enough to put Rimbey on the map as a place of hospitality and friendliness. “We had a very committed host committee and w all worked hard, but everybody helped pull it off. In the end it was all about the kids,” said Johnson. Teams who competed in the Bantam C Provincial Championship were Rimbey Renegades, High Prairie Thunder, Westlock Warriors, Okotoks Oilers, Mallaig Monarchs, Ponoka Moose Bantams, Kneehill Chiefs and Castor Cylcones.
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Snow removal discussed at public budget meeting Continued from Page 1 Snow removal was also discussed at some length. It was determined the town had spent about $75,000 on snow removal including the purchase of a new loader and blower. Public works foreman Rick Schmidt said it was a purchase long overdue. “It should have been made prior to this. The loader alleviated a lot of extra work.” The method of hauling snow should be looked at, suggested someone from the audience. “I can haul as much snow in my wheelbarrow as you can in those trucks,” he said. Pankiw said council wants to determine from the public if the level of th service for the snow removal was adequate and if they should continue with that level of service
in the future. He added the (Provincial) government has set aside funding for a natural disaster. However, resident Gayle Rondeel noted there is criteria before a disaster can be declared. “We would still go to them for help (before that level is reached),” said Rondeel. Pankiw clarified that $144,000 has been budgeted for wages for a new CAO. The closing date for applications was March 20. He also explained the $50,000 earmarked for the chamber
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is to be put on hold until they come up with a business plan involving the incubator program. “Until that time it stays with the town,” he said. Money has not been earmarked in reserves for the library, but Pankiw said council is meeting with board soon to discuss future plans. Pankiw said he was pleased with the budget meeting. “There was more questions on the budget than we have ever had.” The public was also invited to discuss the budget Friday from noon to 2 p.m.
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Beebe takes over as Rimbey’s acting CAO By Treena Mielke The Town of Rimbey now has a woman at its helm and, even though the position is not permanent, it looks like Melissa Beebe has made a seamless transition into the top spot. Beebe, who took over as assistant CAO when Ryan Maier moved to Athabasca to fill the top post for that community, has now stepped into the position of acting CAO, filling a vacancy left by Tony Goode. The spot seems a natural for Beebe, who has been with the Town of Rimbey since 2003, when she moved to the Leedale area from Edmonton where she was working as administration in construction related companies. She moved here with two young
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the changes, noting while each council is different, each one has the same primary goals and objectives. “Each council comes in with new perspectives and new ideas, but the main objective is to assess the needs of the community and help to keep it viable and sustainable. Beebe’s climb up the career ladder has been steady, but it is only through her own determination and hard work, that she was able to even begin the climb. Originally from Big River, Saskatchewan she moved to Edmonton in the ‘80s when the economy was strong and jobs were plentiful, even for a high school drop out. But, times changed and before long Beebe found herself raising two girls as a single mom, depending on her salary as a waitress to make ends meet. Wanting a better life for herself and her daughters she enrolled at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology graduating two years later on the honor roll with a diploma in office administration. From that point on there was no looking back. Her hard work paid off and she was hired as administration before she even graduated. “There’s always a way to get from nothing to something if you are willing to work for it. Just set your mind to it and anybody can do it,” she said. Even with her busy job and family responsibilities, Beebe continues to upgrade her skills and has completed six out of eight ‘local authority administration government studies’ courses. When she has completed the courses she will have her Level 1 Advance Certificate in Local Authority Administration. Education is important to Beebe and she notes experience has shown her that it will opens doors which otherwise would remain closed. She is pleased to note her daughter Jazmine is enrolled in kinesiology at Red Deer College and Jessica will graduate from Grade 12 in Rimbey this year. Meanwhile, Beebe continues to keep busy juggling career and family and making all NEED A the pieces fit as best she can. She encourages Check status of 3 Government other women to choose Grants/Assistance each worth a career they enjoy and $5000 or more follow their dreams. CHECK BIG IRON’S WINTER SPECIALDISCOUNT DISCOUNTPACKAGE PACKAGE “Just set your mind Worth more than: $5000 to it and you can make PLUS FREE “KONTINUOUS SHOK” CHLORINATOR it happen.”
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Winfield Gait Riders 4-H Club Waiting: Tavish Beagle and Liam Tennant wait patiently for the Bantam C Renegades to have their picture taken following opening ceremonies last Friday. The boys were runners for the Renegades. Treena Mielke Photo
By Haylee Goltz The Winfield Gait Riders had a very fun time at our Christmas ride after our regular monthly English Ride in January. We had a delicious potluck lunch and an entertaining gift exchange. Then we all got on our horses and had a game of soccer. It was a good experience for both horse and rider. We had our public Speaking day Feb 9. The following are the placing for our club. Juniors 1st place: Neil Glenn, Intermediate 1st place:
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More than twice as many teams in ladies bonspiel The Bentley Ladies B event winners were the Rocky Mountain House Leanna St. Onge team with third Marna Woollard, second Marci Terpsma and lead Rosemary Fetaz. June Norvila Photo
Continued from page 13 Breakfast was provided both Saturday and Sunday morning and pizza around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday was also banquet night at the club with catering by Lora Walker. Skits provided by each team, with props that had been provided to them when they entered and a theme of “On the Rocks”, was entertaining. The Kelly Sulzle rink won the “Relationship on the Rocks” skit competition. The finals went at 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Undefeated “A” event winner was the Trudy Bennett team with third Erin Sather, second Leslie Esteves and lead Andrea Nelson from Blackfalds. They easily defeated the local Bonnie Muzylouski team making Carole Larsen’s team third and Dana Kamlah’s team fourth. The “B” event final was quite a battle. The Rocky Mountain House Leanna St. Onge team with third Marna
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Woollard, second Marci Terpsma and lead Rosemary Fetaz, who were only one up coming home without the hammer, defeated the Jenn Tripp foursome from Red Deer 6-4 after eight ends. Deb Minta placed third and Marilyn Lutwick fourth. The “C” event was a grueling challenge as both teams had just played the draw before and had to go back on the ice. The Candice Read team from Bentley played both Sunday games shorthanded. Teammates were third Nicole Hunter, who missed Sunday, second Laura Saydak, and lead Melissa Zarantonello. They were the eventual winners against the local Cory Van Velzen team. The Van Velzen team had a marathon of their own just to get to the final. In both the quarterfinals and the semi-finals the team had come through with a wan after being down by three coming home and scoring four in the eighth end.
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Cheque presentation: Megan Rees, president of the Rimbey Lions Club presented a cheque for $1,000 to Samantha Sansome from the Rimbey and Area Early Child Development Coalition for the program Powerful Moms and Super Dads coming soon to Rimbey. Also pictured are Patti Sahlin, Lynne Ings, Peggy Makofka, Dianna Souveny, Jillian Risto and Leanne Evans.
C-winners: The Ladies C winners of the Bentley bonspiel were the Bentley team with skip Candice Read, second Laura Saydak, and lead Melissa Zarantonello. Third Nicole Hunter is missing. Photo by June Norvila
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Alberta Parks is prepared to receive sealed proposals for a Maintenance Service Agreement for Buck Lake\Calhoun Bay Provincial Recreation Areas, Grounds and Facilities. A site information Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 14:00 at the Alberta Parks Regional Office located at Suite 700, 4909 - 49th Street, Red Deer, AB. It is recommended that interested proponents view the sites prior to the information meeting. Attendance at the site information meeting is mandatory. Failure to attend will disqualify your proposal. Proposal Packages are available for download by visiting the Alberta Purchasing Connection site at http://vendor.purchasingconnection.ca/ and referencing #AB-2014-01354.
Completed Proposals must be in a clearly marked sealed envelope as per instructions in the proposal package. All proposals must be received prior to 2:00 pm local time on April 3, 2014 at the Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation Regional Office. The Ministry reserves the right to reject any or all subsequent proposals.
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Powerful Moms Super Dads program coming soon By Treena Mielke “Grown ups are charged with such a daunting task – creating and developing human beings. There are no licenses or requirements to have kids so we could all use more tools in our toolbox. Powerful Moms and Super Dads is being offered for just that reason.” Leanne Evans, program co-ordinator for Rimbey Early Child Development Coalition
You’re Invited! What: Rimbey Skating Club AGM When: Monday, March 31st 7pm Where: Lion’s Room – Community Centre Who: Anyone who had children in the skating club and anyone wanting their child to join the club next year! For any parent/guardian willing to join our board-we are offering free registration/lessons for your child for next season! We cannot continue as a club/society without the support of our parents. Our club would also like to say Thank you to Diane Granson for her commitment and dedication to our club over the years. We are not sure what we would’ve done without you! Diane, you are wonderful!
Evans is excited to see the free program Powerful Moms and Super Dads come to Rimbey and notes it is a great opportunity to learn more about resources and education available for anyone who wants to help children grow into healthy, happy adults. “We’re really hoping to give parents more resources to use in their every day job of parenting. Children are everybody’s responsibility,” she added. Powerful Moms and Super Dads is to be held at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre Sat., March 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will kick off with a welcome and keynote speaker, psychologist Beth Hach-
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kowski. Her talk will be Rest and play, keys to growing children and building strong families. Morning sessions include There’s a dad for that – presented by Patrick Dillon. During his presentation, Dillon talks about what it takes to be an involved dad and provides information about a father’s relationships with his children and his partner. Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: how to eat to be a survivor – presented by Merv Leibel, will offer suggestion how to navigate through the myths of healthy eating in the modern world and the solutions to easy ways to be healthier and survive the day to day apocalypses of life that threaten to make you feel like a zombie. The workshop, Kids have stress, too – presented by Dianna Souveny is designed to help parents and caregivers better recognize and understand their children’s stress and the impact it can have on their health and development. Prevention strategies, symptomeducation strategies, problem solving and adaptation responses will be shared to enable parents to help their children deal with stress. Raising children in a digital world – by Beth Hachkowski will
explore ways caregivers can help children navigate the benefits and potential dangers of technology and help them reach their full potential. Lunch time which will be provided free as well as the sessions, promises to be fun for everyone with a family photo booth, face painting with a twist, and a tattoo station. Afternoon sessions will be the same as in the morning with the exception a session titled The Power of Positive Parenting - presented by Samantha Sansome. In this session Sansome will give all families a chance to learn or refresh positive parenting skills based on an approach to raising children that aims to promote children’s development and manage children’s behavior and emotions in a positive and non-hurtful way. It is based on strong, nurturing relationships; good communication; and positive attention. A Day of play will be provided by Rimbey parent Link and The Rimbey Nursery School while adults are participating in the workshops. Following a coffee break at 3 p.m. WP Puppet Theatre will present Pigs in a Canoe for everyone to enjoy.
Rimbey Renegades - Bantam ‘C’ Silver Medalists Ri We would like to thank our numerous sponsors for their generous support W ort of the ment 2014 Investors Group Hockey Alberta Bantam ‘C’ Provincial Tournament March 13-16, 2014 HAT TRICK SPONSORS SIRRS Law Group CD Oilfield Maintenance Mosaic Energy Ltd. Velvet Energy Ltd. Best Western & Henry’s Restaurant Ponoka County BREAK AWAY SPONSORS Kenzle Ventures W5 Steamin’ & Cleanin’ The Cutting Corner Medicine Valley Transport Ltd. Servus Credit Union Zane Garnick Oilfield Consulting The Co-operators Outa’ the Box Fitness Viking Projects Robin Wing Pipeline Frontline Compression Services Town of Rimbey 24/7 Compression Ltd. Alberta Milk Rai-Lynn Trucking Ltd. Galloway Oilfield Construction Ltd. Seisline Resources Ltd. Rimbey TV & Electronics
POWER PLAY SPONSORS Weatherford Engineered Chemistry Action Autobody CEI Controls Demon Industries Allen B Olson Auction Services Jim and Donna Lukocs Buist Motor Products EckRim Agencies Ltd. Lazer Energy Services Ltd. ATB Financial Maverick Supply BMO Weatherford Testing The Flower Gallery Hymark Energy Services Smitty’s Oilfield Sidestreet Liquor Store Sekura Auctions Stationery, Stories and Sounds A&R Reclamation Yemen Drilling Barry & Christie Wing West Brick Energy Will-Do Rimbey Co-op Association Ltd. JAG Construction Bonavista Energy Corp.
Crooked Creek Oilfield Services BZT Wellsite Supervision Ltd. Houston Oilfield Services Ltd. Bluffton Veterinary Services Lone Wolf Heavy Duty Repairs Bentley Electric Ltd. VJV Auction Mart PRIZE TABLE SPONSORS Classic Embroidery Rimbey TV & Electronics Rimbey Self Storage Mark & Kim Trautman Tom Shukin BMO Hayden-Keye Photographics The Flower Gallery Bentley Beauty Salon Castaway Sports Whitgan Creations and Gifts Darren & Michelle Tennant Rimbey Tiny Mite Renegades Silver Star Septic Service
GENERAL SPONSORS A&W Subway Rimbey Lions Club Rimbey Co-op Association Scott Photography Cenovus Energy The RodFather Fendelet Safety Services SLAP SHOT SPONSOR Corner Bistro Ltd. A Big Thank You To: The Vault - for hosting our Pub Night and making it such a big success!! Joanne Marshall Concession - and all of her staff for keeping our athletes, family and friends fed for the entire weekend!
We are truly humbled by all of the support we received with the preparation and execution of this tournament. Without the support of our friends, family, community and hockey association, this would not have been possible.
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Farmers frustrated with slow grain transport By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
tors association was involved in the logistics of all non-board grains, he explained. “The two logistics sometimes tripped over each other and now what we have is the companies manage the pipeline…So we believe if we had two logistics that the problem would be amplified,” said Subkowich. He feels railway transportation of grains was an issue for the wheat board in recent years. Subkowich has heard some concerns from producers over the railways and grain elevator associations conspiring together but “that couldn’t be further from the truth.” “We need to move this grain and we’ve been at this for years…We’ve been on the public record over and over again that we need legislative back stops so that we don’t
end up in these same situations,” he explained. Order in council from the federal government The issue has caused the federal government to step in and set legislation for the two railway companies to increase shipping or pay fines. CP and CN each must provide 500,000 — approximately 5,500 rail cars — tons of capacity, per week, and if they don’t comply, a penalty of $100,000 per day will be applied. This may be too little, too late. Subkowich expects large amounts of grain being stored for some time. “We’re still going to have about 25 million tons left.” With only two railway companies handling grain transport, Subkowich does not feel grain producers have many options. “A lot of people refer to the rails as a duopoly.”
While farmers were seeing bumper crops last season, railway companies were reducing the number of railcars being used. Farmers are sitting on a payload and unaware shipping would be slowed. While the decision by Canadian Pacific (CP) and Canadian National (CN) railways helped their bottom line, the marketplace is taking a hit. Transport has been slow enough that more than half — 45 million tons — of the 76 million tons of grain produced in Western Canada is still in storage. Advocating to increase grain loads is Wade Subkowich, executive director, Western Grain Elevators Association. “The railways assume the grain is going to move eventually, so they’re not concerned with the negative effects that untimely movement may have on the operations of grain companies and farmers,” stated Subkowich. But storage in the prairies is almost at its maximum while at the port, sellers are desperate to sell grain. Companies are offering low prices on the mainland for grain they cannot store. “The prices are artificially low because the railways are creating a false supply and demand situation because of the lack of capacity.” This also affects grain sellers who are facing daily demurrage charges for failing to load grain in time; approximately $12,000 to $25,000 a day per vessel, says Subkowich. www.rimbeyauction.com Contract extension penalties are being paid to oversees customers as well. Farmers are sitting on grain at risk of degradation and a shortage of cash to invest in product for the next season. Railway representatives claim cold weather and the large quantity of grain was unexpected, says Subkowich, but he questions some of that reasoning after his association and others inWestern Cattle Price formed railways of the 14034KA4 bumper crop. Insurance Program As for cold weather, Subkowich feels CN and CP did not account Market Volatility. Price Variability. We’ve got you for a cold winter season. Wheat board sepaNEW LOOK - Same great coverage. Insurance for ﬁnished cattle, feeders and rate issue from transcalves. portation Subkowich says he Ask your local Branch how AFSC can help your operation thrive. does not feel the recent dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board af1-877-899-AFSC (2372) www.WLPIP.ca fected farmers this year. The board was involved in logistics for wheat and barley and groups such as the grain eleva-
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Farmers have the choice of dealing with either Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) or Canadian National Railway (CN). In some cases only one company will stop at a grain elevator, explained Subkowich. “You don’t have a choice. You’re beholden to a monopoly.”
RIMBEY MINOR HOCKEY NOTICE ANNUAL YEAR END AWARDS PRESENTATIONS Thursday, April 3rd at 6:30 PM in the Community Centre Gymnasium Everyone Welcome!
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND PREREGISTRATION Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00 PM at the Community Centre. Preregistration to start with AGM to follow. Notice: Players who preregister will receive a $50 discount from the current year’s rates, and have their name entered into a draw to win their registration cost. This draw will be made during the AGM and will only be awarded to someone in attendance. A $50 deposit will be needed from all players preregistering, or the registration amount can be paid in full. Please no post dated cheques at this time. We will be discussing fee restructuring, so it is very important to attend. Also, some positions on the board need to be filled this year, so come and help keep our association up and running.
THE RIMBEY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY would like to thank the following businesses for the silent auction items they contributed for our event on March 1, 2014 EcoImages Studio Central Air Equipment Rimbey Builders Corb Lund Rimbey Home Hardware W5 Steamin’ & Cleanin’ Lammle’s Duke’s Autographs Rimbey Liquor Store BDO Vos Stone & Tile Ironwood Building Systems Dean Edge Rimbey TV & Electronics Investors Group Pharmasave Bluﬀton Veterinary Clinic Rimbey Coop Association T & S Farm & Feeds Crop Production Services Linda Christensen Rimbey Gymnastics Club NAPA Auto Parts Place Pit Stop
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Reverend Elmer Robert “Bud” McLEAN July 22, 1931-Feb. 26, 2014
It is with great sadness that we celebrate the life of the Reverend Elmer Robert “Bud” McLean, beloved husband, father, and grandfather who passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the heavenly age of 82 years at the Rimbey Hospital Care Centre. Bud will be forever remembered by his loving wife Yvonne of 13 and a half years, brother Lesley (Joy) of Delta, BC an sons Calvin of Kitscoty, Alberta, and children Shaun, Caleb and Corrinn: Cameron (Yvonne) from Airdrie, Alberta, children Hailey and Lachlan. He will also be remembered by his step-children Brian (Danita) Michalsky of Caroline, Alberta, Brock (Stacey) and Meghann; Antoinette Fleischhacker (Eric) Spruce View, AB., Stefani (Ryan) Tenille and Beau; Alison Mannix (Dallas) of Leedale, AB., Justin, Courtney and Wyatt, and Barrie Michalsky (Shauna) Caroline, AB., Siera (Leonard) Taylor (Axel) and Cole. Bud often commented about his extended family, how well they had accepted him in sickness and in health. Bud was predeceased by his first wife, Doris Mae Carruthers and son Craig; brothers, Donald, Lorne, Glen, Gordon, Leslie, Elwood; and sister, Hazel Grace. A Celebration of Life was held from the Withrow Gospel Mission Church on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Brian Allan officiating. Interment took place in the Leslieville Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Withrow Gospel Mission Church, RR4, Eckville, Alberta T0M 0X0 or to the charity of the donors choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca Wilson’s Funeral Chapel serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements.
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Arts & Crafts Shows ..................50 Class Registrations....................51 Coming Events ..........................52 Lost ............................................54 Found ........................................56 Companions ..............................58 Personals...................................60 Bingos........................................64 Fitness & Sports ........................66 Happy Ads .................................70
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Hoadley Hall Thurs. March 27 - Pot luck lunch - Prizes - Ages 8 and up Cost $3.00 each
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Dinner Theatre $35 Tickets available at the High School.
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SPRING THAW Roast Beef and Salmon Supper Great Entertainment Dancing to Klay Tate Productions SATURDAY APRIL 12 BLUFFTON COMMUNITY HALL
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Wednesday March 26, 7:30 pm
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March 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm Come ﬁnd out what the hall did this past year, and what the plans are for the next. New ideas welcome. Come out and support your community hall.
Wed. Apr. 9, 2014 @ 7:30 pm League awards to be presented Members & Non Members Welcome Come & see what curling is all about!
“Doors Open” April 7 McLean
The family of the late E.R. “Bud” McLean would like to sincerely thank the medical staff Rimbey Hospital Care Centre, family Doctor C. Ellis, nursing staff and anyone else who in some way helped make Bud’s last days comfortable. We are forever grateful for all your compassion. Many of you went beyond the call of duty. Even the small acts of kindness did not go unnoticed. Thank you again. Yvonne and families.
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Town of Bentley EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Public Works Maintenance Worker The Town of Bentley is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, team orientated person for the position of Public Works Maintenance worker. This is a full time, permanent position. The suitable candidate will be a self starter with a strong sense of responsibility, have a practical aptitude to carry out work assignments, have a friendly, helpful, cooperative personality and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be in good physical condition and free of any physical disabilities that would restrict or prevent the fulﬁlling of any of the duties or responsibilities of the position. Requirements include: • Grade 12 General Diploma • Experience in public works or related construction or maintenance operations • Experience in a variety of vehicle & equipment operations and maintenance • Clean Class 5 Alberta Provincial Drivers License with Q endorsement • Security Clearance and Drivers Abstract The Town offers a competitive beneﬁts package and rate of pay dependent on qualiﬁcations and experience. A copy of the position description is available at the Town Ofﬁce, during ofﬁce hours or by email request to Liz.email@example.com Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume to: Darren Dempsey Public Works Foreman Town of Bentley Box 179 4918 – 50 Avenue Bentley, AB T0C 0J0 Email: Darren.firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 1-403-748-3213 This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Thank you to all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be notiﬁed.
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