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- Sprouting from the flower bed in front of Memorial Presbyterian Church are a couple beautiful purple crocuses, a sure sign that warm weather is here to stay, no matter how much the weatherman continues to depress us with talk of more snow. And yes, there have been numerous sightings in recent days of robins, another harbinger of spring. STEVE DILLS


- Nadja Bergstrom told École Mother Teresa School students about a pony while it was admired by Caleb Fowler, Devin Klumpenhower, Asher Michael, Gabriel Huarachi Severich, Ryley Carnie, Hayden Siemens and Ashley Karcha. The students learned about a variety of careers, including those that involve caring for animals, at the school’s career fair Apr. 17. STUART FULLARTON


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Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5020 48 St., 7 pm. Tickets available at Brenda Faye’s Fashions, church office weekdays 9-12 or call Sharon Graham 403887-2434. Friday, May 9 - Uncork’d, an event for women. Sample local cuisine paired with the perfect wine or beer, while enjoying local art, live music and a silent auction. 7-11 pm at Spruce View Community Hall. Find out more on Facebook - Uncork’d - an event for women. Proceeds to Diamond Jubilee arena repair. Saturday, May 10 - Lions Club bike auction at the Lions Hall, 5119 50A Ave., Sylvan Lake at 11 am. Saturday, May 10 - Eckville Bull-Arena 7 p.m. Long Go Round - 30 bull riders, Short Go Round - Top 6 bull riders, cowboy poker, dance to follow. Saturday, May 10 - Central Alberta Singles dance 8:30 pm at Innisfail Legion Hall. Music by Randy Hillman & Hot Spur. For info call Elaine 403-3417653 or Murray 403-357-8022. Everyone welcome.

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Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Bus Association is looking for volunteer drivers approximately 3-4 times per month. For info call Don Lanterman 403-864-2230 or Rae Verity 403-887-6226. HJ Cody School fundraising for band/choir trip to Vancouver in May through bottle donations at the bottle depot. Bottles may be dropped off in the group’s name.

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.

Special Events Thursday, May 1 - Sylvan Lake Hockeyville committee meeting to plan for the NHL pre-season game and festivities around that event. Legion at 6:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Friday, May 2 - Leaders of Tomorrow awards celebrating our youth and their achievements. For info to nominate or attend contact Sylvan Lake FCSS or go to the town’s website Saturday, May 3 - Central Alberta Radio Fun Flyers (CARFF) annual model aviation auction sale at Sylvan Lake community centre starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3 - Dance to the music of Dew Carver at Sylvan Lake Legion beginning at 8 pm. Members & invited guests welcome. Wednesday, May 7 - 55+ Club potluck and jam at Sylvan Lake Legion beginning at noon. Wednesday, May 7 - Free walk-in clinic for preschool children ages 1-5 to meet with a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist from 1-4 pm at Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre, 4602-49 Ave. No appointment necessary. Call 403-887-2241 for more info. Also June 4. Wednesdays, May 7-June 18 - Non-denominational grief support group at Memorial Presbyterian Church from 7-8:30 pm. No charge. Phone 403-887-5702 to register. Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9 - Five Central Alberta Optimist clubs celebrate their 11th annual “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” radiothon from 6 am to 6 pm at Parkland Mall, Red Deer on Sunny 94, Kraze 101.3, Big 105.5 and 106.7 The Drive. Donations and co-sponsorships sought. Call 403342-KIDS (5437) on May 8 or 9. Beneficiaries are Camp Quality and Optimist Reading College. Friday, May 9 - Brenda Faye’s fashion show at

Weekly events At the Seniors’ Centre: Mondays - Wii bowling; Tuesdays Sit & Be Fit, Whist, Beginner Bridge, Scrabble; Wednesdays - Drama troupe, lunches, Bible study, Beginner painting with oils; Thursdays - Alberta Senior Benefit Program; Fridays - Yoga, forums, bridge. Bus trips and foot care clinics. For more info call 403-887-5428. 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.

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- Eight Sylvan Lake Cubs and three leaders enjoyed a winter camp at Camp Woods Apr. 5-6. The Cubs included Xanthan Hubl, Jayce Chimuk, Joseph Campbell, Stryder Hamilton, Tegen Hilker Readman, Jasper James, Connor Katterhagen and Cole Hilderman. Leaders were Akela - Jesse Hamilton, Riki-tiki-tavi – Troy James (the ape man) and Kaa – Carmen Hilker. The first day they made bird feeders and practised starting the camp fire with three successful starts by the Cubs. The second day they went snowshoeing. The kids had a blast! JESSE HAMILTON PHOTOS

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Mayor vows there will again be a sandy beach at Sylvan residents could build beach suggested Payne BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

The ongoing saga of creating a beach at Sylvan Lake took on another life following Monday night’s council meeting and there’s a $100,000 budget available. Mayor Sean McIntyre vowed he “will not give up on a sand beach in Sylvan Lake ever” and said “this is a hill I’m willing to die on, we will have a sand beach in my life”. Councillor Jas Payne had a simple solution. “Is there any problem with 500 people going down with five gallon buckets and moving the sand?” he asked. “I think the beach means enough to Sylvan Lake residents they would do it,” replied McIntyre. Councillors were told two options were proposed to the provincial Environment and Tourism, Parks and Recreation departments. The first was dredging and rebuilding a sand beach along the seawall and then protecting it from wave action by installing envirotubes. Ron Lebsack, director of community services, said representatives of both departments “were not in favour”. One thing the town would have to do before that action could be considered is to conduct a study to see if dredging would damage fish habitat or environmentally sensitive habitat. Department representatives also indicated they didn’t believe the sand would remain. The second option, which was supported, was to create a sand beach above (south) of the seawall.

The preferred plan, said Lebsack, would see a 10 foot grassed area or ‘trex decking’ buffer between the seawall and the sand. “The beach has been a part of Sylvan Lake’s culture for over 100 years,” said McIntyre. He added it’s “hard for me to accept” the province’s decision. “With a budget of $100,000, I’m willing to work on an environmental report — the way we dredge sand today I think has dramatically changed. It’s vacuuming rather than moving. It seems the province has left a very small crack in the door with regard to an engineering report. The questions need to unequivocally be answered.” He indicated he knows Sylvan Lake residents who are going to other lakes (including Gull Lake) because they have a beach. Following discussion he made a motion that council direct staff “to explore all options to create a sand beach below the seawall”. It was passed unanimously. Councillor Matt Prete questioned, “are we willing to spend $100,000 on studies to satisfy the province, risk $100,000 to still get a ‘no’ from the province.” The reply from Councillor Chris Lust was that if they want to fight the province “we have to be armed with information”. Councillor Megan Chernoff said she’s not opposed to sand above the seawall, but couldn’t accept it being 10 feet away from the top. Staff will now investigate what’s needed as far as studies and what the costs would be before returning to council with a report.

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BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS A Summer X Beach Music Festival has been conditionally approved unanimously for the pier Aug. 23, by Sylvan Lake councillors. But that’s just one of the hoops the promoters, Dana Carlson and True Channel Entertainment, have to negotiate before the event is held. Because the one-day event is proposed for the landfill portion of Sylvan Lake Provincial Park, the province has to approve the event and its various activities. Conditions of council’s approval also stated the promoters must provide a deposit of $20,000 to the town for additional policing and a $5,000 damage deposit. A number of other conditions and timelines require a detailed site plan, liquor license approval, Alberta Health Services Food Service Permit, security and safety plan, emergency and medical plan, and cleanup plan. The event had initially been proposed

for Aug. 16 but that conflicted with the Jazz At The Lake Festival and Carlson said at the previous council meeting he’d change his plan. Information provided to council stated the event would be a “family friendly arts and music festival” that would “encourage tourism, enrich the local economy, enrich local arts and culture”. They’re planning a maximum of 5,000 attendees between noon and 11 p.m. by providing a “strategic selection of musical artists to appeal to a broad audience”. The main genres would be adult contemporary and alternative rock — easy listening. The event would include a public beer garden with a capacity of 400 and a VIP beer garden with a capacity of 300. Dealing with traffic flow, the proposal stated they’d promote use of alternate forms of transportation to the park including walking, biking, blading, carpooling and use of shuttle buses to and from the event. They’d need use of the area the previous day for stage and facility set up and until noon the following day for tear down.

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Increasing the amount of sandy beach along the seawall is the plan for a $100,000 budget which town councillors discussed Monday night. STEVE DILLS FILE

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Is plan for $100,000 beach a fantasy or reality? Sylvan Lake certainly has a storied history as a tourist mecca, the jewel of Central Alberta, an oasis for relaxation during the long hot days of summer. Yet Sylvan Lake is so much more now that it’s home to over 13,000 permanent full-time residents. It’s a vibrant community with schools catering to close to 3,000 students, churches, recreation and cultural facilities, all that a thriving community can support. The only thing that’s lacking are jobs for everyone who lives here. Our commercial and industrial base is miniscule compared to other communities with equally lengthy histories. Our problem appears to have been that we grew at the wrong time. While Lacombe or Innisfail grew to populations that proclaimed them regional hubs in the early years of their history, Sylvan Lake’s growth has boomed in the last 15 years. Why is that important? Because

Park should be kept simple, easy to maintain; question need for parking Dear Editor, I refer to Laverne Asselstine’s letter in last week’s Sylvan Lake News. Recent members of the community may be interested in the following short history. In part, the area in question includes some of the disused CP railway lands. They stretch from Highway 20 in the east to 60th Street (RR 15) in the west. When CPR ceased to operate the railway in the 1970s it was always the intent of the town to obtain the lands for the purpose of a linear park. In 2004 a Calgary developer submitted a plan to the town to build in excess of 200 dwellings. The development was known as “Greenways”. Briefly, the citizens of Sylvan Lake clearly stated they wanted the lands for a linear park and nothing else. Following several public meetings the developer withdrew stating “he was not aware of the strength of feeling in the community”. Mayor Lambertson led a delegation to CPR that led to the

69 years ago ... From the issue of April 25, 1945

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across a beautiful beach on the lake — Petro Beach of course. Yes, it’s been eroding and encroaching close to the road in the past few years. So close the summer village had to do some ‘armouring’ this winter. And no, it’s not big enough to house all the tourists we attract. But it is an option for those people who Mayor Sean McIntyre knows are travelling to other lakes, such as Gull Lake, because of their beaches. In the meantime, more effort will be expended to benefit the tourism industry. But our final question is, wouldn’t that money and effort be better directed to assisting other sectors of the economy in Sylvan Lake? It seems we’ve contributed an inordinate amount of tax dollars to boost the investments of a small sector of our community. In the meantime, if we wait long enough, the cycle will turn, as it appeared to be when we took a brief stroll earlier this week — and the beach will reappear on its own.


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other communities certainly provide a have seen their busipositive impression STEVE DILLS ness cores and job among those who like SYLVAN LAKE NEWS opportunities grow in to lay in the sand or an era before it was watch their youngsters acceptable to travel 15 play there. But is it a minutes, a half hour or good use of our more to find a pay cheque. money? At Monday night’s council meetBy the end of the summer we’ll ing we again pondered the growth know quantitatively how much tourtrend of Sylvan Lake as councillors ism contributes to Sylvan Lake’s longed for the past — a time when economy. That’s because the town, in we had a sand beach. partnership with the province, is And they’re willing to spend conducting a survey to gather the $100,000 of their budget to try and information. recreate that memory. Yes, we underLowering the lake level, we’ve stand that positive impressions will heard will not get us a beach back. benefit our tourism sector. After all We’ve also been told the water level is we’ve spent millions in the past five cyclical and will ebb and flow at years sprucing up our lakeshore area, times uncovering an expanse of not just so we can attract visitors, but sand. Other speculation is that the also so we can attract our own resi- seawall’s installation has affected that dents to an area many say they avoid cycle. But how else can we protect like the plague during summer the raised road which runs along the months. waterfront. Adding a beach, even just ponAll these thoughts roll around. dering how to add the beach, will And while they do we happened

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purchase of some 35 acres of land for $500,000 — the whole of the disused railway lands was now part of Sylvan Lake. Mayor Lambertson described it as probably the best land deal he had ever negotiated. There followed a considerable period where conceptual drawings were produced by the town in an effort to develop some of these lands. Citizens stood fast and the land has been developed as a linear park and trail. It is difficult to put a valued figure on this land but it forms the basis of the modern development of Sylvan Lake. In time all other trails will lead from or return to this original trail, nothing must be done to lose any part of it. Some years ago, as I recall, the town put out a survey for completion, asking the community what facilities they would like to see included on the trail. It was to tick boxes in preference for certain facilities. In respect of the conceptual drawings for

♦ ♦ ♦ The response to the 8th Victory Loan appeal of rural canvassers has shown a very definite upward trend. Residents of Sylvan Lake will have to step lively to equal the fine showing being made by rural areas. Returns to date from the DurhamNorma district are most encouraging. S. L. Klein and R. Pickering, canvassers for the district, have done a splendid job. Their returns after three days, show their district up 35 per cent in applications and 75 per cent up subscriptions over their 7th Victory Loan total. ♦ ♦ ♦ Canada has shipped more than 24 million dozen fresh eggs to Britain in the first three and a half months of 1945. Large quantities of egg powder

Ryders Ridge/Vistas Park I note that many of those suggestions have been included in the drawings. I question each suggestion, primarily the need for car parking, within the area. For years this was a bolt hole that had its share of problems, much of it caused by the access of vehicles. As you are aware, the development of the trail to the west of Main Street has been mainly completed in what I would describe as a simple and practical design that is easy to maintain. It is well used by all ages at all times of the year and I hear nothing but praise. Although, the subject of the removal of dead trees, for safety reasons, is regularly mentioned, that subject should be considered for the whole of the trail system. Therefore, I respectfully ask that further consideration of the need for this park should be given. I believe it should be kept simple and easy to maintain, keeping all aspects of safety a priority. John Walsh, Sylvan Lake

are still being shipped. ♦ ♦ ♦ George Daley and John Martin are enumerators for Sylvan Lake poll in the Red Deer riding in the coming federal election.

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Early last Friday ice movement in the lake caused serious damage to the breakwater in Sylvan Lake. The outer two-thirds of the breakwater was caught by ice moving towards the shore and was pushed about four feet off its base. Due to the low level of water in the lake, the ice was able to exert a lifting pressure against the cribbing and to raise the breakwater. The Federal Department of Public Works office in Edmonton was con-

tacted and engineers came down Friday afternoon to inspect the damage. They were not able to assess the amount of damage because of the ice, and will return to make another inspection at a later date. Bob Brown, chairman of the Regatta Board, said he felt the 1964 Regatta would have to be cancelled because of the damage to the pier facilities. ♦ ♦ ♦ At Monday evening’s town council meeting it was decided to order that all sewer connections be made on the original sewer lines within the town. On new sewer extensions it will be required that connections be made within six months of the completion of the line. ♦ ♦ ♦



Gardiner enjoying success in unplanned rodeo announcing career BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

While Sylvan Lake’s Brett Gardiner may not have planned to pursue rodeo announcing professionally, he’s certainly making the most of his unexpected career path. The 31-year-old recently won his third Canadian Pro Rodeo Announcer of the Year award, while his impressive resume boasts a number of other prestigious awards and high-profile gigs.

Yet, despite his success, he assures it was never his intention to become an announcer. Instead, he initially took up announcing as a way of staying involved with rodeo following an injury he sustained as a contestant. “I always say it was a career that found me,” he said. “It was never my plan. I’d always planned to get back involved and compete again.” A decade later, he’s now come to terms with his seemingly ideal fit for the role, and his reputation has grown in such a way that rodeo com-

Tax rate passed unchanged from budget town to borrow $5 million for fire hall BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Sylvan Lake councillors opted to proceed with a previously planned 2.69 per cent increase in residential property tax rates and maintain commercial and industrial rates at last year’s level, when they passed the final two readings of a bylaw Monday night. An increase in the assessment base and other changes since the budget was passed earlier this year mean the town should collect $100,000 more than initially anticipated. Councillors opted to allocate that amount toward cost of the new fire hall, which could potentially mean the town needs to borrow that much less for the project. However councillor Graham Parsons spoke in favour of lowering the tax rate for residential ratepayers. His was the only dissenting voice and he voted against both readings of the tax rate bylaw. Councillor Dale Plante had also supported reducing the residential rate at the previous meeting but was absent Monday night. Reducing the tax rate would have meant savings of about $20 per residential property based on

comparisons provided to councillors. Mayor Sean McIntyre urged caution in allocating the money to a specific project. He noted there’d already been changes in the budget in one area and he expected changes in other areas that could impact the bottom line. But when a motion was made to allocate $100,000 to the fire hall project, all councillors, including McIntyre voted in favour. Combined assessment and tax notices will be mailed on May 30 with a due date of July 31, 2014. At the same meeting, councillors unanimously passed second and third reading of a bylaw to borrow up to $5 million for construction of the new fire hall which is planned for Beacon Hill subdivision. A public hearing was held about the borrowing earlier in the meeting and no residents or property owners attended to speak for or against it. Darren Moore, director of finance, said the town is planning to borrow the money in September with the first payment due in March 2015. Tendering of the project and awarding the contract is anticipated in the near future.



mittees from across the country strive to obtain his services. “At the beginning, I never admitted it (becoming an announcer). It wasn’t the glamour job,” he said. “It’s been 10 years now, and I’m not competing, just announcing, and it’s been good. I’ve been extremely blessed to have had the career that I’ve had.” A high school teacher by trade, Gardiner divides his time between teaching at École H. J. Cody School and announcing at rodeos across Western Canada. He feels fortunate to be able to pursue two of his greatest passions at the same time. “I’ve got such a curse — I’ve got two jobs that I love,” he said, adding that his employers at École H. J. Cody School have been extremely supportive of his announcing endeavours. They’ve allowed him to retain his teaching duties at the school while accommodating his busy rodeo schedule — the latter of which requires sometimes extensive travel. “How my schedule works, it allows me to do both,” said Gardiner. “I’m lucky that way.” While the accolades he’s received have helped him become a regular at professional rodeos and PBR (Professional Bull Riders) events, Gardiner cut his teeth at smaller events before he eventually received his first professional rodeo offer. Aside from an off-season break in December and January, announcing keeps him occupied for the majority of the year. Originally from Drayton Valley, he’s now lived in Sylvan Lake for the past seven years, and feels that the town’s central location makes it ideal for rodeo enthusiasts. “Sylvan Lake is one of the best towns to rodeo from,” he said. “We’re in a good spot — we’re pretty central and there are some really good big rodeos within an hour or two from us.” One of those recently required him to make the relatively short trip to Edmonton, where he announced at the Canadian Finals Rodeo last November. “That’s our Super Bowl, that’s our Stanley Cup,” he said. “To go there and to work alongside those guys was just outstanding.” Still, there are several rodeos where Gardiner

Sylvan Lake-based rodeo announcer Brett Gardiner recently received his third Canadian Pro Rodeo Announcer of the Year award. He maintains a busy schedule announcing at rodeos all across Western Canada. SARAH TIMMONS has yet to make his mark. He has his sights set on one day playing a prominent role in announcing at rodeos in Strathmore and Ponoka, and at the Calgary Stampede. At just 31 years old, it would seem he’s got plenty of time to do so. “(Those) are the big three that are off my resume at this point, but hopefully can one day be on it,” he said. “I’m just striving to keep growing and get better and better.”


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Upcoming Meetings COUNCIL MEETING May 12, 2014 Municipal Government Building 6:00 pm MPC MEETING May 5, 2014 Municipal Government Building 6:00 pm COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING May 7, 2014 Municipal Government Building 6:00 pm CALL FOR MEMBERS TOWN OF SYLVAN LAKE - BOARD/COMMITTEE VACANCIES Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (1 Vacancy) A quasi-judicial board concerned with deciding appeals on developments and subdivisions in accordance with the regulations in the Municipal Government Act. (2 year term) Municipal Planning Commission (1 Vacancy) Responsible for providing direction to Council in the development of the Town. This is accomplished by giving direction in land use plans and by reviewing and critiquing developments submitted to the Town. (1 year term) Community Services Committee (1 Vacancy) Provides recommendations to Council on a variety of community services areas including recreation, parks, culture, programs and services, facilities and fee charges, event approvals, community grants. (2 year term) Sylvan Lake Municipal Library (1 Vacancy) The mission of the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is to provide access to comprehensive information in response to the needs of the community, uphold the principles of intellectual freedom, and promote cultural enrichment. The library board is a policy governance board responsible for the effective and responsible operation of the library. (interim appointment)

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. 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.

posting. Gravel will be swept off of the boulevards and sidewalks. Unlawfully parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

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.

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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 work environment. If this position intrigues you, please submit your resume in confidence specifying which position you are applying for, before May 5, 2014, 2014, to: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 Attention: Human Resources Fax: 403-887-3660, E-mail:

Additional information regarding the mandates of the Boards & Committees and application forms can be found on our website at or by contacting Mary Rose at the Town Office 403.887.2141. Please forward a letter of interest with relevant information and completed application form by Wednesday, May 15, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48 Avenue Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 Attention: Mary Rose Or via e-mail to:

Employment Opportunities RECEPTIONIST/CASHIER Maternity Leave Coverage – May, 2014 – June, 2015 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.


Take Notice WASTE COLLECTION Waste collection will return to regular pick-up locations on May 6, 2014. ICE ALLOCATIONS Fall and Winter Ice Allocations for the 2014/15 Season, are being accepted from May 1st until June 15th . Allocation forms can be found on our website, picked up at the Aquatic Centre or by phoning Jennifer at 403-887-1192 ext. 511. TREE BRANCH DISPOSAL (NO-CHARGE) MAY 5-10 Tree branches will be accepted free of charge at the Waste Transfer site from Monday, May 5 to Saturday, May 10. The transfer site is open every Monday to Saturday from 9 AM until 5 P.M. through October exclusive of statutory holidays. The transfer site is located 1.5 kilometers east of the round-about on Highway #11A and .5 kilometers south on R.R. #12.

RESIDENTIAL STREET SWEEPING Parking Restrictions Street sweeping is underway. Watch for “No Parking” signs placed in your area. Signs are posted a minimum of 24 hours in advance and are valid for up to 72 hours after

ANNUAL HYDRANT TESTING/FLUSHING The Utility Department will be flow testing fire hydrants throughout the spring and early summer. You may experience a temporary drop in water pressure and a slight discoloration of your water caused by mineral iron. Simply run a cold water tap for 5-10 minutes to clear.


until 2:00:00 pm (local time), May 7, 2014. The Owner is requesting the selected Proponents to review the existing data, and then design, supply and install their proposed solution to increase the treatment capacity, improve biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), total suspended solids (TSS) concentration. The intent is to upgrade the existing lagoons to treat additional waste water, while maintaining their current physical size. This may involve the installation of aeration equipment, flocculation processes, biological processes or any other systems the Proponent considers a feasible solution. In addition, the discharge manifolds and conveyance pipes for three existing blowers have deteriorated considerably and are in need of replacement. Copies of the Request for Proposal Documents will be available from Tagish Engineering Ltd. G4, 5550 45th Street, Red Deer, AB. on or after April 25, 2014 upon receipt of non-refundable deposit of $50.00 cash or cheque in the name of Tagish Engineering Ltd. Inquiries shall be directed to the office of Tagish Engineering Ltd, Red Deer Alberta, telephone (403) 346-7710, Attention: Gerald Matichuk – Project Manager.

Community Programs HELP KEEP SYLVAN LAKE BEAUTIFUL SPRING CLEAN-UP WEEK! LARGE ITEM PICK-UP (no-charge) May 6, 7, and 8 (Pre-registration is required) The Public Works Division will be conducting the semi-annual pick-up of unwanted household furniture and appliances on May 6, 7, and 8. Residents of Sylvan Lake must pre-register by 4:00 P.M. on Monday, May 5. Registered items must be placed for collection by 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 6. Typical items collected include: stoves, washers, couches/chairs Items not collected include: construction debris, automotive parts, appliances which contain Freon, loose debris There is a maximum pick-up of 3 items per household. Please call the Public Works Division at 403-887-2800 to register or to find out if your items qualify for pick-up. PITCH-IN WEEK MAY 4-11, 2014 Register your school, service club or neighborhood and the general area you plan on collecting litter from and receive no-charge garbage bags and bag pick-up during pitch-in week. We’ll supply the coffee and snacks. Call the Public Works Division at 403-887-2800 to register.



$1.3 million contract awarded for architect on multiplex redevelopment BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Residents and taxpayers will get their first chance to comment on a new concept plan for the proposed multiplex redevelopment project prior to summer. At their meeting Apr. 14, Sylvan Lake councillors unanimously approved awarding a contract for architectural services to CEI Architecture of Vancouver in an

amount not to exceed $1.3 million. That’s up considerably from the budget of $466,000 approved earlier this year, due to the expanded scope of services from design only to all architectural services required to building or facility completion, said the town’s project manager, David Yee. He added the fee is based on construction cost of up to $18.9 million. A negotiated fee would be added if the construction budget was higher than that. As a result, councillors also increased

their budget to $900,000 in 2014 and $400,000 in 2015. CEI Architecture was chosen following a request for proposal which saw 19 firms from British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario submitting documents. A committee of three administration staff evaluated the proposals and narrowed the list to four who were invited to make presentations. These included CEI, IBI Group of Edmonton, Sahuri and Partners Architecture and S2 Architecture, both of

Calgary. Asked about public involvement in creating the concept, Yee said a three-day design charette with stakeholders, architects and town staff is included in the proposal “to really define the project, drill down what we want in it. It’s important to nail down what the needs are, what the wants are.” He expected a concept design by midMay with the first public engagement in May or June.

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Development Permits TAKE NOTICE THAT on April 22, 2014 the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s):

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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.


noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Municipal Government Building. The style of the hearing will be informal and persons wishing to speak will be requested to state their name and address for the record upon being recognized by the Chairperson. Date of first publication of this notice: April 24th , 2014 edition of the Sylvan Lake News. Date of second publication of this notice: May 1st , 2014 edition of the Sylvan Lake News.

Dated at Sylvan Lake, Alberta, this 1st day of May, 2014. Development Officer, Town of Sylvan Lake

Global Flow Inc. for a change in use ‘Oilfield Service or Supply Business’ on Block 1, Plan 082-6072 (1, 14 Thevenaz Industrial Trail) FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT on or before April 28, 2014 the Development Officer for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): RYDERS RIDGE Somerset Homes for a duplex with attached garage & deck on Lots 78 & 79, Block 10, Plan 142-1424 (20 & 21 Rosse Place) John Christie for one freestanding construction sign (Plum Corner Condos) on Lot 153, Block 7, Plan 1323636 (43-45 Reid Court) Falcon Homes Ltd. for a rowhouse (4 units with decks on Lots 165-162, Block 7, Plan 132-3636 (31-34 Reid Court) Asset Builders Corp. for single family dwelling, attached garage & deck on Lot 3, Block 2, Plan 132-5350 (4294 Ryders Ridge Boulevard) Unique Elevations for a single family dwelling, attached garage & deck on Lot 145, Block 7, Plan 132-3636 (73 Reynolds Road) LAKEWAY LANDING Philip Isaac for a detached garage on Lot 55, Block 9, Plan 0621919 (16 Lucky Place) CRESTVIEW Robert Dickner for a deck on Lot 40, Block 3, Plan 132-3103 (73 Cole Way) BEACON HILL Henderson Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage & deck on Lot 81, Block11, Plan 1224336 (169 Bowman Circle) Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling with deck on Lot 90, Block 11, Plan 122-4336 (13 Brookstone Drive) Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling with deck on Lot 94, Block 11, Plan 122-4336 (5 Brookstone Drive) HEWLETT PARK Erik & Karen Hansen for a detached garage on Lot 18, Block 6, Plan 012-4732 (3 Hagerman Close) Nick Van Den Akker for a detached garage on Lot 48, Block 11, Plan 032-6179 (9 Hansen Close) Carly Legault for a fascia sign (Mighty Owls Daycare) on Lot 4, Block 13, Plan 082-3644 (230, 49 Hinshaw Drive) STREETS Al’s Bobcat for a demolition on Lot 10, Block 1, Plan 5732CL (4720 48 Street) David Perkins for a deck & interior renovations on Lot 44, Block C, Plan 992-3505 (4904 Sylvan Street) Bowood Homes for demolition on Lot 15, Block B, Plan 1365AB (3102 50A Avenue) Wanita Davies for a manufactured home with addition & deck on Lot 2, Block 7, Plan 3341ET (20, 4402 48 Avenue) INDUSTRIAL PARK Lani Rouillard for a fascia sign (Roulliard Law Office) on Block 1, Plan 122-4185 (101, 37 Beju Industrial Drive)

Public Hearing NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED BYLAW NO. 1639/2014 Being a Bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 1555/2010. WHEREAS it is deemed necessary and expedient to amend Bylaw No. 1555/2010 in the manner hereinafter appearing: NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Town of Sylvan Lake, in the Province of Alberta, duly assembled and under the powers conferred upon it by the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26, and amendments there to, enacts as follows: THAT Part 12, being the Land Use District Map of the Land Use Bylaw, be amended as shown on the sketch that is attached to and forms part of this bylaw, by redesignating portions of the S.E. . 28-38-1-5 as highlighted: FROM:

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A Public Hearing regarding the proposed Bylaw will be held on Monday, May 12th , 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Government Building at 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, Alberta. All persons in favour or opposed to the Bylaw will have the opportunity to be heard. If you are unable to attend personally, written submissions must be submitted to the Municipal Government Building no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing. If you submit comments on this bylaw, either orally or in writing, the information you provide may be recorded in the minutes of the Public Hearing, or otherwise made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A copy of the proposed Bylaw and any related documents can be seen during regular office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12

Coming Events PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE 33rd Street Redevelopment and Lakeshore Drive Phase 5 Join us on May 8th at the Municipal Government Building between 5:00 and 7:30 pm, as the Town of Sylvan Lake presents its new design concepts for 33rd Street and Lakeshore Drive Phase 5. The design concept will include upgrades to the public realm including landscaping and sidewalks. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend and would like more information, please contact David Kelham with the Town of Sylvan Lake at 403.887.2141.





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- Recipients of Steffie STAR Student awards at École Steffie Woima Elementary School for April included (in random order) Anthony Little, Kaiya Berge, Matvey Lyadov, Avery Daniels, Tayo Fleming, Lucas Byzitter, Jaden Thomas, Erin Prier, Jordyn Temoshawski, Kaitlynn Dicaire, Benni Robinson, Ben Koch, Ella Levac, Cian Fogarty, Brayden Greba, Ashlyn Goyan, Sage Cooney, Olivia Rush, Silas Price, Eva Anderson, Jessy Banning, Ruby Wynnyk, Jackson Hendricks, Rebecca Rush, Capri Fraser, India Takhar, Kaylan Williams, Keely Appell, Xavier Shpak, Tiger McDonald, Cecily Healey, Dillon Mucha, Owen Soop, Emma Pierson, Rayna Edwards, Danielle Kitteringham, Brody Henry, Miles Lagoutte, Cheyne Halvorson, Aidan Sigfusson, Ashlee Pahl, Halle Soucy, Taylor Lunde, Leightan Yablonski and Victoria Fraser. Missing were Elijah Johnson, Jake Witty, Madden Witty, Andrea Henning, Ethan Morgan, Liam Glosser and Zoe Dutka. The purpose of the awards is to personally acknowledge each student’s strengths, talents, passions and uniquenesses. STUART FULLARTON

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Full house for Benalto Crime Watch meeting; metal theft discussed BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Another well attended Benalto and Area Rural Crime Watch Society meeting resulted in a full house at Benalto Leisure Centre last Thursday night. Cst. Ryan MacArthur of CN Police Service was the evening’s guest speaker, while the society’s partners from local protective services provided updates on their activities. Speaking first was Red Deer County senior patrol officer Bob Dixon, who warned attendees of an anticipated increase in fuel theft in the near future. “We’re expecting to see an increase in marked fuel theft from farms in the south end of the county, in particular,” he said. “I don’t think that’s unusual to hear, but with fuel prices going up, you probably should make sure you’re locking everything up.” He also noted a rash of stolen vehicles in Red Deer County. One instance near Blackfalds saw ten stolen by the same suspect. Most were unlocked with keys inside. “Please make sure you’re locking everything up and protecting your property,” said Dixon. Sylvan Lake RCMP Cst. Marty Reed said members of his detachment have also had their “hands full” with stolen vehicles. “95 per cent of the time, doors are unlocked, keys are in the vehicle,” he said. “In this day and age, I don’t know why a $65,000 pickup truck is not locked, and why somebody would leave the keys in it. When we find it, it’s not worth $65,000 anymore.” Over in Lacombe County, things are “status quo at this point”, according to director of emergency management Julian Veuger. A new recruit means there are now five officers patrolling the county, including an expansion area at Nova Chemicals’ Joffre site. “Our big focus is the Nova expansion,” said Veuger. “There are a number of strategy meetings going to happen in the next few months on how were going to deal with some of the traffic issues, especially the congestion early in the morning and at the end of the day.” He added: “There’s a lot of work and energy being spent into how we’re going to do some better patrols and reinforcement”. With warmer weather, Cst. Reed expects to see an increase in firearms complaints, as people begin shooting gophers and coyotes, or just shooting in general. He spoke of a sharp increase in copper wire theft over the last two weeks, with thieves entering well sites and removing grounding wire. “Fortunately, we haven’t showed up there and

Cst. Ryan MacArthur of CN Police Service spoke about metal theft to members of Benalto and Area Rural Crime Watch Society during a meeting last Thursday night. STUART FULLARTON found any bodies yet, but it’s going to happen,” he said. “These guys are getting pretty reckless in how they’re doing it, and they’re causing quite a bit of damage.” He told attendees to report any suspicious vehicles on or near their property, and to take note of a vehicle’s colour, licence plate, make, model and number of occupants. “That’s all pertinent information to us,” he said. Cst. MacArthur expanded on the issue of metal theft in his keynote presentation discussing it from his own perspective as CN police officer.


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MacArthur. “We were dealing with a metal theft last summer, and we were there within a few days and they’d already got rid of all the metal, with the exception of a couple parts.” MacArthur concluded his presentation by encouraging attendees to be observant around potential metal theft, and to report any activity or person they deem suspicious. “It’s a small town. If you see somebody that doesn’t look like they belong here, they probably don’t belong here.” The meeting was the society’s last until its annual meeting in October, when elections will be held. President Yvette Brideau said potential new directors are welcome to put their name forward. “There are three directors meetings a year, so we keep things pretty simple,” she said. “We know you’re all busy.” The few meetings the society holds are never short of attendance, and Brideau is grateful for the support. “We have Crime Watch provincially that have 1,500 people, and they can’t get more than 10 people at their meeting,” she said. “We have probably more than 50 per cent of our membership here.” The society encourages people looking for more information to contact its RCMP liaison at the Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment at 403-858-7200.




“Metal theft is probably our biggest criminal offence against CN property,” he said. “It’s not just a problem for any particular industry, it’s a problem for all industries, and it’s a nationwide problem.” The theft is being driven primarily by the rising price of copper, which, he said is at “an all-time high for its price per pound”. Copper theft from railway tracks can be particularly problematic, he added. “All of our wiring deals with our gates and our signals, and without those, we can’t ensure the safety of people when they’re crossing at a railway. “The last thing we want is some to get hit by a train.” At press time, there had been eight crossing accidents reported in Alberta this year. MacArthur said he and his colleagues strive to reduce that number to zero, to prevent the potential for injury, fatality and vehicular damage. “When you’re dealing with something that size, it’s not going to take much to cause a lot of damage. “How can you help us and, therefore, help yourself? Any metal theft you see, report it to us.” The sooner a theft is reported, the higher the chance the metal will be recovered. Often, thieves try to quickly offload their haul at scrap metal recycling yards. “These scrap metal places get rid of their metal quite quickly,” said

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ACCEPTING HIS BLESSINGS & GIVING THANKS By Vivian Coderre Pastoral Assistant Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

Every day is a blessing. If you sat down and thanked God for all your blessings how long would it take you? When we begin each day we can thank God for another day of life here on earth. For freedom, friends, family, talents, possessions and the list goes on and on. Give thanks today for your blessings by accepting them fully with open arms and by generously sharing them with a thank full heart. Always celebrate God’s presence in your life as He is never far away. If we allow ourselves to become too

busy and ignore God’s presence in our lives, we are spiritually desolate. As I look around and see the season that has been slow to blossom this year; spring. This is Gods beauty, the trees are starting to bloom, the grass is showing green, the robins have arrived – this is a sure sign of spring – Alleluia! This is new life and God’s glory that surrounds us every day. Let us rejoice as spring is approaching with new life and give thanks to God for all the blessings. “This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad” (Psalm 118)

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A Sylvan Lake teenager is relishing the prospect of experiencing a different culture while making a difference in the world this summer. Lakoda Thomas will travel to Rajasthan, India, where she’ll spend three weeks helping build a school between July and August. She’s travelling with a group of 25 youths from all around the world through Me to We — a Toronto-based organization that bills itself as an “innovative social enterprise that offers socially conscious products and life-changing experiences”. At just 15, Thomas hasn’t yet been outside North America. While she knows she’ll encounter a culture much different than her own, the thought of experiencing a strange country doesn’t faze her. “I want to get a look at a new look, at a different culture, as well as experience a whole different reality from what I live in,” she said. “More importantly, I want to help everyone who is struggling with education there.” During the trip, members of the group will construct a school in the rural area of Udaipur. They’ll work half days on the project, with the other half being spent getting to know, and interacting with, local villagers. Thomas said she’s “always wanted to go on a trip like this”, and decided to turn her dream into reality when she found an appropriate cause through a reputable organization. “It was a total fluke that I found it,” she said. “There was one spot left, and it was an overnight decision. That was about a month ago.” Since then, she’s done plenty of research on her destination, and expects her senses to be overwhelmed by the country’s different sights, sounds, and smells. “I read a lot about third world countries and different countries around the world, but I’ve never actually been anywhere but the United States,” she said. “It’s going to be an experience.” Upon her return home, she wants to share that experience with others, with hopes that they’ll be encouraged to carry out similar work. Starting a non-profit organization is something she’s considering pursuing with the help of other like-minded Central Alberta youths. “I really just want to come back and be able to tell them about it and hopefully start this up and make it a reality,” she said. “I just like to make people feel better, no matter which way I help.” Thomas is currently fundraising to help cover her travel expenses, and is looking into the possibility of holding a fundraising event in June. Those interested in helping are asked to email her at

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Norglenwold, Jarvis Bay summer villages contributed $80,000 BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

They came bearing money and Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre was happy to accept. The mayors of the summer villages of Jarvis Bay and Norglenwold, presented cheques for $40,000 each to the town at Monday night’s council meeting, towards capital construction costs for the multiplex redevelopment project. “Seasonal residents in a summer village typically don’t need recreational facilities, since the lake itself is the primary attraction,” said Bob Thomlinson, mayor of Jarvis Bay. “However, both the Summer Village of Jarvis Bay and the Summer Village of Norglenwold have a higher than average number of families and retired couples who live there full time. Our permanent residents want access to local recreation facilities and it’s the responsibility of our municipalities to provide them.” Carol McMillan, Mayor of the Summer Village of Norglenwold, added, “We are independent municipalities and are responsible for paying for our own services, which we do through a combination of third party contracts and municipal partnerships. Even though recreation facilities typically charge public user fees, we recognize that those fees don’t cover the capital construction costs needed to build them.” Noting “The Town of Sylvan Lake continues to be a valued Celebrated municipal partner” which share costs on a variety of municipal services including fire protection, water supply, wastewater disposal and other lake related initiatives, Thomlinson said contributing capital funding to the multiplex project “is the most

effective way for us to provide these types of facilities and services to our residents, and it benefits the town as well”. Jarvis Bay’s permanent population is 203 The summer villages of Jarvis Bay and Norglenwold presented $40,000 each to the Town of Sylvan Lake based on the last offitowards capital construction costs for the multiplex redevelopment project. Making the presentation at cial census and Monday night’s Sylvan Lake council meeting were Jarvis Bay councillor Don Gummo, Jarvis Bay mayor Norglenwold’s is 270. Bob Thomlinson and Norglenwold mayor Carol McMillan, to Sylvan Lake mayor Sean McIntyre. In the The $80,000 contribubackground were Sylvan Lake councillors Megan Chernoff, Jas Payne, Matt Prete, Graham Parsons and tion from the two comChris Lust. STEVE DILLS munities represents $170 per permanent resident or about $550 per permanent household, they calculated. “Our two summer villages are fortunate to have a major town, and a good municipal neighbour, directly adjacent to us,” said McMillan. “Our residents support the economy in the town by shopping at local stores and restaurants, so it makes Owned & operated by Flinn Funeral Services Ltd. sense that we support the recreation facilities we use as well.” A full facility funeral home with arrangement office, Joining the two mayors for the presentation chapel, reception area, casket and urn displays, was Jarvis Bay councillor Don Gummo. Other providing traditional, non-traditional and memorial services councillors from the two summer villages were and prearrangement plans. unavailable.

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- École Mother Teresa School celebrated its elementary award winners at the school Apr. 10. Recipients included, in the back row, Julia Dayman, Tapiwa Anderson, Oscar Katzmarzik, Karter Katerynych, Jayden Henderson, Cole Preikschas, Owen Green, Declan LaBelle, Toni McLeod Jamie Poffenroth, Mackenzie Siemens, Jayden Bickley, Daniel Garcia-Hidalgo and Abbie McKenzie; in the middle back row, Tamsyn Garrett, Paris Rabchak, Dakota Downey, Morgan Gillespie, Ethan Armeneau, Aden Michael, Allyne Simonot, Jake Serhan, Connor Cunningham, Kai Stephansson, Vince Abalo, Brooklyn Springinatic, Kierra Olineck, Jake Stepien and Rene Simon; in the middle front row, Kaydence Deets, Abbigail Adair, Charlotte LaGrange, Drew Stan, Rayeann Masters, Rachael Stauffer, Hannah Bailey, Kara Bryant, Aryauna Cardinal, Devin Klumpenhower, Liam Schumacher, Dakota Derksen and Ame Argueta; and in the front row, Amelia Thomas, Peyton Chu, Dante Clements, Madison Cunningham, Abrieanna Waddell, Kiarah Bullecer, Sam Johannson, Callum Keating, Alex Vizcarra, Gabriel Huarachi Severich and Jesse Boles. STUART FULLARTON


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Sylvan Clinic Diversifies A Sylvan Lake medical clinic is diversifying into cosmetic and related services. Horizon Family Medicine will open Horizon Vein & Cosmetic Centre at its 65 Hewlett Park Landing premises on May 5. The new centre will be headed by Dr. Raymond Comeau, who has practised family medicine at Horizon Family Medicine since it opened in September 2011. Comeau started Red Deer’s first fullservice cosmetic clinic in 2000. He sold that business in 2008, but remained interested in the field. “It’s very interesting and gratifying to be able to treat people who are having real problems with their skin,” he said. Procedures to be performed at Horizon Vein & Cosmetic Centre will go much deeper than the skin. It will offer sclerotherapy, and Botox treatments for both cosmetic purposes and medical problems like headaches, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and excessive sweating, said Comeau. Another service will be platelet-rich plasma (PRP) joint injections for muscular skeletal conditions like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and plantar fasciitis.

“This is a procedure which is really quite new but really excellent, and being used by many of the sports medicine specialists and physiatrists,” he said, describing PRP as a great alternative to cortisone. Other procedures at the clinic will include travel medicine and vaccinations, and professional skin care like biopsies, skin cancer removal and treatment of warts and acne. Comeau said demand for these types of services is growing. “It’s gone up dramatically as people become more aware of what’s available. They’re not really wanting to suffer with things that they had to suffer with 30 or 40 years ago.” Horizon Vein & Cosmetic Centre will celebrate its grand opening on May 9, with profits from the treatments provided that day to be donated to international development organization A Better World. Comeau and other staff at Horizon Family Medicine have been active supporters of A Better World, and recently travelled to Haiti to help at a medical clinic there. Horizon Family Medicine also has a clinic in Red Deer, with 13 doctors working between the two locations.

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Application approved for patio extension on Lakeshore Drive BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS


- École Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School presented their ‘I Am a Leader’ awards for Habit 6 — Synergize — during an assembly Apr. 14. The awards are presented to students who show leadership through Covey’s 7 Habits program. Recipients were, in the back row, Leela Lizotte, Ayrianna Renaud, Joash Abraham, Savannah Boyer, and Jake Stephansson; in the fourth row, Thadeus LaGrange, Cody Querengesser, Holly Bickley, Alexander Shadbolt, Katie Leonard and Tyler Hobbs; in the third row, Gavin Gajardo, Addyson Boutin, Alex Adair, Molly Wilkins, Ethan Bakker and Ellyanna Haazen; in the second row, Gabriel Bilodeau, Amika Drevenak, Caleb Carriere, Rhys Belcher, Cole Belcher, Seth Wilson and Reno Dolphin; and in the front row, Brenna Arts, Kale Skelton, Katie Muir, Tristian Cormier, Charlie Casado and Leah Bellanger. Absent were Emma-lee Hutchinson, Dallas Morozuk and Ava Unrau. STEVE DILLS

During their regular meeting Apr. 14, Sylvan Lake councillors: • approved a development application to permit the expansion of an outdoor patio at the former Lakers Pub location. Kjeryn (Shereen) Davis asked for permission to extend the patio to the sidewalk on Lakeshore Drive while maintaining a 2.57 metre side yard setback consistent with the building and existing deck. She plans to open Bukwildz as a “family friendly restaurant” with a “focus on healthier food options”. Interior seating would accommodate 42 people while the estimate for the patio is 120 people maximum. One of the requirements of the approval was that colour tones be consistent with those outlined in the Pattern Book. Another requires to entire patio to be fenced similar to the existing fence. Councillors Jas Payne and Matt Prete voted against approval indicating they weren’t concerned about the colour matching what’s in the Pattern Book. Other councillors wanted to retain the requirement for colours as stipulated. • unanimously granted first reading to a bylaw to create medium lot residential, narrow lot residential and public facility

districts for Phase 4 of The Vista in Ryders Ridge subdivision. A public hearing was set for May 12. The area will be accessed from Ryders Ridge Boulevard and borders the former railway right-ofway at the northeast corner of the quarter section. The public facility area includes a storm water management facility. • awarded a two year contract to Animal Control Services (Jim DeBoon) to provide animal control services for a total patrol cost of $61,800 in 2014 and $64,890 in 2015. DeBoon has provided the service to Sylvan Lake for the past 32 years. His was the only proposal received. The proposal maintains existing service levels for winter months of 70 hours per month and summer months of 80 hours per month. DeBoon said he also maintains 24-7 emergency response service 365 days a year. • approved purchase of a 2014 Volvo road grader from Strongco Corporation of Red Deer for an amount not to exceed $282,000 excluding GST, to replace a 1989 model. Asked by councillor Matt Prete about the advisability of keeping the older grader rather than trading it in for $20,000, John Watson, public works manager, said it’s showing considerable wear. He added the efficiency of contract graders during snow storms really showed up this year.

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Parked vehicles vandalized on Reynolds Road, Westview Drive Monday, April 21st 5:07 p.m. – RCMP are investigating a collision involving a motor vehicle and a cyclist. A 10-year-old male was cycling with his father on Parkland Drive in Sylvan Lake when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a 40-year-old female. The male was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The female driver is charged with Failing to proceed safely after stopping at an intersection. Tuesday, April 22nd 11:15 a.m. – An investigation is ongoing into a rash of vandalism on parked vehicles in Sylvan Lake. The first incident occurred on Reynolds Road where a truck’s side mirror was smashed. The second incident on Westview Drive involved another truck parked on the street. The driver’s side mirror was ripped off. The third incident involved a SUV parked on Reynolds Road where the driver’s side mirror was smashed.

11:22 p.m. – A loud party at a residence on Lodge Place resulted in RCMP attendance. The homeowner was advised that the music and loud noises coming from a shed party were causing a disturbance in the neighbourhood. The homeowner was co-operative and there were no further incidents. Thursday, April 24th 12:10 p.m. – RCMP attended Lakeview

Crescent in Sylvan Lake in relation to a domestic dispute. A 39-year-old female advised that she had been threatened and previously assaulted by her 39-year-old exspouse. The male was arrested and is facing assault and uttering threats charges. 10:37 p.m. – Police received a report of intoxicated youths in the Fox Run School area. The complainant reported seeing the youths on the roof of the school. RCMP made an extensive patrol but the youths had left the area. Friday, April 25th 1:57 p.m. – An investigation is underway into a break-in at Sylvan Storage on Township Road 392 in Lacombe County. Two storage units were accessed and various items were stolen. The lock was cut and the compound entered. Saturday, April 26th 7:02 p.m. – 911 calls were placed to RCMP dispatch in relation to an erratic driver on Highway 11 westbound near

60th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle swerving, speeding and driving into oncoming traffic. Police located the vehicle and arrested and charged a 30 year old Red Deer male with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Possessing a Weapon Contrary to an Order and Failing to Surrender Authorization. The 27-yearold male passenger from Carstairs, Alberta is also charged with three counts of failing to comply with conditions of a court order. Sunday, April 27th 10:00 p.m. – A 911 call was received of an intoxicated male in front of Humpty’s Restaurant on Highway 11A. The male was reportedly crawling on the ground in front of the restaurant. Members arrived on scene and transported the 43-year-old Sylvan Lake resident back to cells until sober.

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- Anna Smith talked with Sandra McNalley and Carolyn Faechner of Nurse Next Door during the Seniors’ Information Fair at the Seniors’ Centre last Thursday. About 25 vendors set up booths providing information about their services and products relating to seniors’ well being. STUART FULLARTON

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- Benalto School Parents Group received $1,100 from Benalto Elks last week. President Jodie Turner accepted the cheque on behalf of the parents group, while Don Periche presented it on behalf of the Elks. Benalto Elks have given close to $10,000 to school projects in the last five years. SUBMITTED

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Information sought on Pte. John Reed, for Dutch project BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

A search is on for more information about a soldier killed during World War II and thought to be from the area west of Red Deer. “A Face For Every Name” is a significant undertaking to gather information about all 1,355 Canadians who rest at the Holten Canadian War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

Gerry VanHolt, chairman of the Welcome Again Veterans committee is in the process of collecting pictures and biographical information which are placed at the headstone of the appropriate grave giving visitors the opportunity to put a face and some information to the name and the man. He’s enlisted Mike Muntain of Kingston, Ontario, who with Peter Gower of Kingston’s regiment, The Princess of Wales Own Regiment, is

reaching out across Canada. They were able to collect pictures and biographical information on the war dead from Kingston and are now expanding their search so the Dutch can add to the information in their database and grave site life stories. They are specifically seeking information about Pte. John N. Reed (service number M58588) who served with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada and was killed in action Apr. 23, 1945 at the age of 24 years, almost two weeks to the day of the end of the war. Muntain, in an email, said his information indicates Reed was a farmer from the Rocky Mountain House area, or the vicinity between here and there.

“The Dutch people are tireless in their efforts to honour our war dead, and take on this responsibility as a duty not a hobby,” he wrote. “I am seeking your assistance in hopes that, as with other Canadian communities, there are still relatives, friends and men who served with those who did not come home, who may be able to provide a picture and information to the Dutch.” For an idea of their dedication, please watch the two minute video watch?v=kQr9Z8Dnxyo. “If the adage “A man lives as long as he is remembered” is true, the people of Holten the Netherlands make sure that for “their Canadians” their name liveth forever more,” wrote Muntain.

Unsightly properties to be one of four strategic targets for peace officers BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

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donation from Sylvan Lake’s Royal Canadian Legion to Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House at the “Adam Helps The House” event organized by Adam Gregory, Apr. 5 at the Black Knight Inn in Red Deer. Cathy McKechnie, chairperson, and Hans Skjonsberg, manager of Sylvan Lake Walmart and committee member, accepted the donation. SUBMITTED



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For more on this program call 403-887-2800. The town is also involved in Pitch-In Week from May 4-11 and encouraging schools, service clubs Encouraging cleanup of unsightly properties in and neighbourhood groups to help clean up various Sylvan Lake is one of four target areas for commu- areas of town. The unsightly property program Reijnen outnity peace officers this summer. lined contains enforcement components if they’re A program was outlined by Nick Reijnen, mannot able to work with property owners to rectify ager of municipal enforcement, for councillors who problems. asked for action on properties which could be conBesides complaints from the public, his officers sidered unsightly or a nuisance by neighbours when will be proactively scanning the community while examined in the context of their areas of town. they’re on patrol, looking for properties which may The plan begins with educating the public about what’s contained in the Community Standards need attention. The town’s Community Standards Bylaw defines Bylaw, then working with property owners who may ‘nuisance’ as “any use of or activity upon any propbe in contravention of certain sections. erty that is offensive to any person, or has or may Reijnen added, now is a good time to begin the have a detrimental impact upon any person or propprocess as the town’s large item pick-up is scheduled erty in the neighbourhood …” for next week (May 6-8). At that time public works Among issues covered in the bylaw are dilapipersonnel will collect unwanted household furniture dated furniture or household appliances, loose garand appliances from people who are registered by 4 bage, rubbish, packaging material, scrap metal or p.m. Monday. lumber, tires, parts of machinery, equipment or Items they won’t collect, however, include conappliances and motor vehicle parts that have accustruction debris, automotive parts and appliances mulated. containing Freon. Failing to control grass, weeds, shrubs or other landscaping feaWELCOME TO OUR TEAM tures on the property or on the boulevard abutting a property is cov403.887.7707 ered in another section of the bylaw. “No person may conThe Sylvan Truck Ranch welcomes duct any repair work on Jordan Sinclair to our Team. motor vehicles … on Jordan and his wife have called Sylvan any residential site in a residential district his home for two years and has been unless they have active in our Community. Jordan brings obtained a valid busi6 years in Auto Industry Experience ness license,” indicates a to our team. clause. Other areas “I look forward to bringing great addressed are creation customer service experiences to of excessive dust and the people of Sylvan Lake and burning anything other surrounding Communities. than dry untreated clean wood in a fireplace or firepit. Reijnen added, the town’s bylaw is similar to those in other communities which address standards about how 2013 CHRYSLER 300S properties should look 2012 CHEV 1500 4X4 3.6L, v6, leather, sunroof. 8 speed and be maintained. 5.3L v8 Only 4000 KM, 26” Rims and Anyone with questransmission, Great Mileage. over $15,000 in extras! tions, is requested to contact his office at 403858-7280.







- Professional golfer Joel Johannson discussed his career with École Mother Teresa School students Hunter Thudium, Josh McNeil, Cole Moffatt and Tanner Smith during the school’s career fair Apr. 17.


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Milestone year for Benalto Royal Purple as organizational changes loom BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS This year marks a significant milestone for Royal Purple of Canada, and for Benalto Lodge #233 in particular. The fraternal volunteer organization, which acts as an auxiliary to Elks of Canada, is celebrating its 100th year in Canada, and its 55th year in Benalto. While it faces an uncertain future, with the possibility of organizational changes on the horizon, its mandate of helping children in need and serving the community will remain unchanged, according to Honoured Royal Lady Carol Austin of the Benalto group. “It’s 24-7, whenever we hear of a need,” she said. Helping children with medical needs is a major part of what the Royal Purple does. Lodges can apply for funding to help cover childrens’ surgeries, treatments and other medical expenses. “We can apply to our Purple Cross Fund, and then we put the request in for as much financial assistance as we can get for them to help them,” said Austin. “Depending on how much money is in the fund and is available, we would assist as best we could to see that that child got the medical care.” At a convention in Airdrie later this year, members will vote on the direction they’d like to see the organization head in the future. “Last year, the Elks stated that they wished to disband the fact that we are an auxiliary to them,” said Austin. “The Lions Club, they don’t have Lionesses any more, they joined together and made one organization. “The Kinsmen did the same thing — the Kinettes basically folded and anybody who wanted to stay active became a Kinsperson. “Now they’re looking at that kind of a relationship there.” Austin feels there are three options regarding the proposed changes: become part of the Elks association; remain Royal Purple, but independent of the Elks; or quit. “It’s in limbo right now as to what direction Royal Purple will be going, but we’ve had 100 years, and now we’re having to look at a new path,” she said. “The main structure still is charity, helping your community, and helping the children. “I can’t see that ever changing.” Supreme Honoured Royal Lady Marg Brown attended a Benalto meeting Apr. 9, and emphasized that all members will have a say in the matter when they cast their votes. Until then, however, the ladies that make up the Benalto lodge will continue to carry out their work in the community as normal. Throughout the years, some of that work has included

catering at a wide variety of events, putting medical equipment into hospitals, assisting with local school lunch programs, and supporting area Christmas bureaus and food banks. They’ve also held fundraisers on an as-needed basis, helping families in times of need. With 15 members — five of which are active — the Benalto lodge is always looking for more people to join, according to Austin. More information is available by contacting her at 403-347-3801. Meetings take place at 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Benalto Leisure Centre.

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- Deputy Fire Chief Steve Scanland, Fire Chief Cliff Brausen and Sylvan Lake RCMP Cpl. Kevin Halwa discussed their work with students at École Mother Teresa School’s career fair Apr. 17. In the front row, listening intently, were Brooklyn Springinatic and Kenyen Jeffers-Chapman. STUART FULLARTON PHOTOS



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Panthers faced strong competition at handball provincials BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS Strong competition created a challenging weekend for Bentley Panthers handball teams, who participated in Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association Team Handball Tier II provincial championships in Sylvan Lake last weekend. “The whole tournament was very close,” said Stephen Lush, tournament chair and coach of Bentley Panthers boys and girls teams. The female Panthers lost their first game and went the rest of the tournament undefeated, while the boys won their first game, and lost their remaining three — each by one goal. “That’s how tough the competition was and how close it was,” said Lush. Old Scona Academic High School of Edmonton defeated Mayerthorpe High

School to win the boys championship, while Blessed Sacrament School of Wainwright defeated Calgary’s Clear Water Academy to win the girls championship. Bentley School hosted the tournament, which began with a banquet last Thursday night. Games were held Friday and Saturday at École Fox Run School and École H. J. Cody School in Sylvan Lake. From an organizational perspective, Lush, who’s also assistant principal of Bentley School, couldn’t be happier with the way things went. “It was phenomenal,” he said. “The parents, the students and everybody did a firstclass job through everything. All we heard were positive comments on everything that happened throughout the weekend.” Sylvan Lake was chosen as the destination for the tournament due to suitability of the gyms at the two school gyms for handball.

Lush said he’s grateful to everyone in town who made the tournament possible. While he admits organizing it was “a lot of work”, he feels it benefitted everyone involved. “It put our community on the map, and let everybody know what types of stuff we do,” he said. “It was well worth it.” As has been typical in previous years, Eckville Junior Senior High School players made up part of the Panthers’ rosters. Natalie Mattson represented Eckville on the girls team, while Brian Castro, Wyatt Fleming, Merle Saari and Grayson Shuflita all turned out for the boys. Other teams participating in the tournament included Bearspaw Christian School of Calgary, Bonnyville Centralized High School, Central High Sedgewick Public School, Master’s College of Calgary, Notre Dame High School of Bonnyville and Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy of Canmore.

Natalie Mattson (9) was one of several Eckville Junior Senior High School students representing Bentley Panthers at handball provincials in Sylvan Lake last weekend.





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NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED Family owned and operated since 1974, Trail Appliances is one of the leading independent appliance retailers in Western Canada. Trail offers excellent training & a competitive compensation & benefit plan. We are currently looking to expand our workforce at our Red Deer location 2823 Bremner Ave.

Service Coordinator Contract Sales Administrator Customer Service Representative-P/T Trail is always looking for people who want opportunities to grow, take initiative and work well within a team environment. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career with Trail Appliances, please submit your resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for to: reddeerjobs or by fax: (403)342-7168. We thank all interested applicants; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates. INTERESTED IN THE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER BUSINESS? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit:

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Choose a career where people matter!

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For more than 60 years The Good Samaritan Society has been providing quality health and community services to individuals throughout Alberta and British Columbia.


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Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors

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#6, 20A Sylvaire Close Hours: M-F 8-5

Domestic, Import & Diesel Repair



Imports • Domestic • Trucks • SUV • Diesel Repairs

Phone: 403-588-8163


Sungold Specialty Meats Ltd. Located in Innisfail Alberta is currently recruiting for the following positions:

• Labourers • • Meat Butchers/Cutters • We are looking for team players, willing and able to work in both slaughter and fabrication depts.

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Steady year round employment and job rotation.

For more information or to apply you can: Visit our website @ Fax: 403-227-1661 Attn: Ashley Ford HR Coordinator In person @ 4312-51 Street Innisfail, Alberta T4G-1A3 Email:

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Personal Services


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Rental Equipment


• General Equipment Rental • STIHL Products Dealer #30 Industrial Drive 403-887-0012




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Career Planning

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Directly behind our old location

Previous experience in the food industry, meat processing an asset but not necessary. We provide on the job training. Competitive wages starting @ $14.25/hr with the potential to earn $19.50/hr plus performance related bonus potential.



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Call Katie @ 403-505-7743 “Where People Count”


Additions & Renovations Fences & Decks Basement Development

Seeking motivated individuals who desire a career in the cleaning, personal care and personal shopping business.


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#103 Railside Plaza, 4505 – 50 Avenue Sylvan Lake, Alberta




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COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION! 7th Annual Calgary Collector Car Auction, May 9 - 10, Indoors Convention Center Grey Eagle Casino. Over 100 pieces of memorabilia selling No Reserve. All makes & models welcome. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102;

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BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A NEXT ANTIQUE SALE Sun., May 4, 1 pm WE BUY FOR CASH. 403-304-4791 Check website for full listing

MEIER-2 DAY CLASSIC CAR & TRUCK AUCTION. Saturday & Sunday, May 3 & 4, 11 a.m. both days. 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Consign today, call 780-440-1860.

Enjoy our cozy greenhouses. 5 minutes south of Sylvan Lake. 3.6 km south of the lights at the intersection of Hwy 11 & 20 on Range Road 13 Hwy 596 (Burnt Lake Trail)

Building Supplies


CONCRETE forming equipment Dura-Form 4’ x 2’, 5’x2’, 7’x2’, 8’ x 2’, lots of inside corners and fillers, most of forms are in cages. To view call Randy 403-843-1099 cell 587-679-2334. For pics and detailed equipt. list email: thepelletiers@ METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206;



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EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patented “Kontinuous Shok� Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. SAWMILLS from only $4,397. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & dvd: 400OT. 1-800-566-6899 ext. 400OT.

Wanted To Buy


WANTED: Old tube audio equipment. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, stereo, recording and theatre sound equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call toll free 1-800-947-0393.


Semi loads of pine, spruce, UNRESERVED tamarack, poplar. CONSIGNMENT AUCTION Price depends on location. Sat., May 3, 9 a.m., Lil Mule Logging Redwater. 403-318-4346 Selling tractors, combines, tillage; 2 heavy harrows; grain cart; 3 winch trucks; 25 flat deck trailers; D7G Garden Cat; 3 backhoes; 5 Hi-way trucks; 5 forklifts; 2 gravel Supplies trucks; 60� tree spade BEAUTIFUL truck; 10 RV’s; 25 pick-ups; SPRUCE TREES. 15 new Kubota Diesels; 4 - 6 ft., $35 each. 20 golf carts, quads, boats, huge amount of good misc, Machine planting; $10/tree (includes bark mulch and approx., 2500 lots. fertilizer). 20 tree minimum View online: order. Delivery fee: $75 - $125/order. Quality guaranteed. You can sell your guitar 403-820-0961 for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE: WHEATLAND AUCTIONS $1.49/each for a box of Consignment Auction. 270 ($402.30). May 3, 10 a.m. Also full range of trees, in Cheadle, Alberta. Farm equipment, vehicles, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. heavy equipment, RVs, etc. Replacement guarantee. Consign now! 1-866-873-3846 or Phone 403-669-1109;





PUBLIC AUCTION. City of Cold Lake: Equipment, trucks, Bobcat, shop items, etc. 1515 - 16 St., Cold Lake, Alberta. May 3, Saturday, 11 a.m. Scribner Auction, 780-842-5666;


Garden Supplies


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

Farm Equipment


FASTER IN THE FIELD! Get more work done faster and save on fuel. Chip Tuning Safely gives you 15% more power. AG equipment, semis. 1-888-920-1351;

FLEXI-COIL 6000 AIR DRILL, 40’, 3450 TBH tank, double shoot, 7.5� spacing, rubber packer wheels. All new discs, bearings, air hoses - 2 yrs ago. Shedded & unused for 2 seasons. $60,000 obo. 403-784-3633 or 403-304-2266



FOR SALE. Simmeron Simmentals, fullblood full Fleckvieh yearling bulls, polled and horned, A.I. bloodlines, very quiet, muscled. Website: Martin 780-913-7963. PUREBRED red and black Angus bulls. 1 and 2 year olds. Semen tested and delivered. Vicwin Farms 403-784-3517, 403-318-7363. Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds

Grain, Feed Hay


FORAGE SEED FOR SALE. Organic and conventional. Sweet Clover, Alfalfa, Red Clover, Smooth Brome, Meadow Brome, Crested Wheatgrass, FOR fast results: Classified Timothy, etc. Free delivery! Birch Rose Acres Ltd. Want Ads. Phone 1-877306-863-2900. 223-3311.

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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

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

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

Condos/ Townhouses


2 BDRM. condo townhouse unit in Sylvan, avail. now 403-341-9974

Start your career! See Help Wanted

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


If you choose us as your contractor we will: • • • •

Listen to your needs and concerns Provide high quality products Show attention to detail Carefully clean up, leaving your yard the way we found it • Provide you with the best warranty in the business We are manufacturer certiďŹ ed and have over 20 years experience. We work all seasons of the year.

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• Camps • RVs • Holding Tanks

Lost in paperwork... We’ll point you in the right direction.


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Serving Sylvan Lake & Surrounding Area Since 2008




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

Roommates Wanted


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Storage Space


Houses For Sale


Real Estate #4000 - #4190


Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311 CALL NOW TO FIND OUT MORE


Close to Coronation Park & Trail System


Manufactured Homes

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ELINOR LAKE RESORT. Lots selling at 25% off listed price, or 5% down on a rent to own lot with no interest over 5 years. 1-877-623-3990;

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Financial #4400 - #4430

Investments ......................4410 Money Wanted ................4420 Money to Loan ................4430

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Large bi-level HOUSE. 2 Bdrm up & 2 down Deck off eating area Finished bsmnt. 5 appls No Pets N/S AVAILABLE JUNE 1

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Transportation #5000-5300

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

Antique & Classic Autos


1948 PLYMOUTH CONVERTIBLE, 392 Hemi, 700R4, 9” - Ford. Black with red leather interior, including trunk. Power top, 19,000 kms, many upgrades. Drive anywhere. $55,000. Chuck 403-350-1777;



1995 GMC Cheyenne 1500, located in Bashaw. 240,000 km. $3250 obo. Call 403-318-5799

Fifth Wheels


2006 KEYSTONE Copper Canyon 29’. Sleeps 4, slide-out $20,000 obo. Call 403-784-3633

Tires, Parts Acces.


WRECKING AUTO-TRUCKS. Parts to Àt 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).

Public Notice #6000

Public Notices ..................6010 Special Features ..............6050

Automotive Services



Group continuing to connect students with French language, culture BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

The Sylvan Lake chapter of Canadian Parents for French (CPF) is continuing its work to connect local students with French language and culture. The group held its annual general meeting Apr. 15 to discuss the coming year. Members learned they raised close to $1,500 last year to help Sylvan Lake schools host French cultural activities and provide pertinent resources. The money came from various fundraisers, including the sale of food at the schools. While the meeting attracted a smaller turnout than was hoped for, Sylvan Lake chapter President Cherie Cardinal wants to see significant growth in the organization over the next few months. The more fundraising help the group receives, the more support for French language and cultural activities and resources will be provided, she said. “What we’re fundraising toward are the kinds of things that we know the schools cannot afford to bring in.” Covering the cost of entertainment such as a French-language performance by the Toronto-based DuffleBag Theatre Company is just one way the group contributes to French immersion in schools, she added. “Things like that are quite costly, and so we usually try and co-ordinate things with the school so that we can do that.” Cardinal feels there are many benefits for students who partake in French immersion. CPF-funded programs and activities allow students a different look at French culture, and complement what they learn about it in the classroom, she said. “(They) get to see the French language in a performance or in interactions, which is different than what they learn every day in school. It just enhances what they’re learning.” CPF’s Sylvan Lake chapter meets about seven times a year, and is currently seeking more members. “We’re looking for ideas around fundraising and just cultural activities we could bring to the community,” said Cardinal. “If people have ideas to share, they could. We’re open to that.” The group offers information sessions, and organizers are looking at implementing introductory French language classes for parents this fall. It also offers free memberships to families of Kindergarten-aged French immersion students. More information is available by contacting Cardinal at cherie.cardinal@



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Sylvan Lake News, May 01, 2014  

May 01, 2014 edition of the Sylvan Lake News