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Frosty: Frauke Vanderkooi, an employee of Rimbey Hospital & Care Centre was busy last Thursday decorating a door in the continuing care facility with a snowman. Residents Andy Gillespie and Margaret Loyek were enjoying watching the proceedings. Also pictured is employee Kate Chapman. The continuing care facility has more than 80 beds and there is a waiting list for admission. See story page 3. APN Photo
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AHS confirm they have no plans to close the Rimbey hospital is 23, when in fact the facility also By Treena Mielke Fears ignited by an article in the includes two family-centered care Edmonton Journal that the Rimbey rooms, 12 emergency beds and 84 Hospital and Care Centre may be continuing care beds. “It is misleading to report 272 closing are unfounded. staff and only report the 23 beds.” “Alberta Health Services has no Pankiw also brought the Jourplan to close the Rimbey Hospital nal to task for stating Rimbey is and Care Centre,” said Kerry Bales, one of the few rural sites that is Chief Zone Officer, Central Zone, still delivering babies, though it’s Alberta Health Services. unclear why. Talk hit the streets last week He said there are around 60 dethat the hospital was in danger of liveries per year and this figure is closing after a report in the Edmonincreasing due to the addition of ton Journal listed the facility as one two more physicians in the commuof nine health care centres in Alnity. Another attraction for expectberta recommended for closure. ant mothers to have their babies in However, the article simply Rimbey is the fact that water births states the Journal’s recommendaare offered. tions for a better hospital system The Journal also stated Rimbey throughout Alberta. None of these has a number of other hospitals recommendations are substantiated close by. by statements relating to closures Pankiw said 48 kilometers is from health officials. not close nor does it seem close Closing low-volume rural hosto anyone who is in need of emerpitals was only one of the Journal’s gency care. recommendations. They also recThe mayor and council disommend revamping the system to cussed the issue at length at Monevaluate hospital buildings, boostday’s meeting and agreed a letter ing maintenance funding for hos- to the editor of the Rimbey Review pitals and ensuring decisions about was in order to clarify facts and infrastructure funding are open and ascertain that the Rimbey Hospital accountable. & Care Centre is in no danger of Rimbey Hospital and Care Cen- closing. tre was one of the nine Alberta HosMLA Joe Anglin was also upset pitals the Journal recommended as by the article. targets for closure. Other hospitals “The citizens of Rimbey and included Redwater Health Centre, the surrounding communities need Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital to understand that the opinion of in Castor, Swan Hills Healthcare the Journal does not reflect the Centre, Hardisty Health Centre, opinion of the Alberta GovernBig Country Hospital in Oyen, Elk ment. There is no current recomPoint Healthcare Centre, Boyle Healthcare Centre and Bassano Health Centre. Mayor Rick Pankiw was upset by the article and immediately set about to clarify the facts stated in the Journal. One full day of Oliebollen making! He said the acute 4 pm Dec. 30 to 4 pm Dec. 31 care unit of the hosGet your order in today! 4 Varieties to choose! pital was completed in 2008 and is state Dutch Christmas Supplies are in: of the art and highly Chocolate Letters, Delft Blue Gifts, functional with essenKruid Noten and Much More. tial equipment. If you enjoy our Dutch Products ask about ordering or purchasing by the case. Product suggestions and requests are welcome. He also noted the Gull Lake number of beds re403-748-2000 ported in the Journal
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mendation to close the Rimbey hospital, and, as your elected MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre, I will challenge any recommendation to close the hospital, no matter what the source,” he said. Jason Nixon, Wildrose candidate for Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House and Sundre, said families in this riding see the hospitals in these communities as cornerstones of modern health care and lynch-pins for future growth, economic prosperity and acceptable quality-of-life. “Forcing rural patients to drive double the distance, or more, for necessary health facilities and services is not progress, it’s a step backwards.” Bales said recent investments at the site include completion and opening of new acute care, outpatient and emergency room areas in 2009. Staff and services began moving into the space in late 2008. The $20-million Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre Replacement Project created 2,596 square metres of new space at the site, replacing the former 1949 hospital structure. Renovations were also made to over 700 square metres of existing space.” The Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre in-
cludes 23 acute care beds and 84 continuing care beds. As of March of this year, 272 individuals worked at the site—this includes both full and part time staff.
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Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre is alive and well A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. I’m not sure where I heard or read this, but, in my lifetime, especially in my career as a journalist, I have found this to be surprisingly true. And it happens all the time. People read articles that lay out facts, carefully researched and painstakingly checked and rechecked, but often the reader does not only read what is written. They read between the lines, and, in a split second, faster than the speed of light, they form their own opinion. Hence, an article that was published in the Edmonton Journal regarding Treena Mielke the Rimbey Hospital sent On The Other Side people adrift on a huge wave of panic. The public, in a mob mentality, no doubt sparked by the Journal’s publication, and further fanned into flame by social media, were convinced a decision had been made. The hospital was closing. I was enjoying a quiet Sunday evening at home after a long week, when my cell phone suddenly began buzzing incessantly like cell phones do when a text is coming in. “Did you know the Rimbey hospital is closing?” the text message shouted. Fortunately, I had already read the article and formed my own opinion. Also, I knew council was discussing the issue, Monday. But by Monday, the news was on the streets, except, as so often happens in these situations, it was not news at all. It was a rumour. In short, people panicked. And in my opinion, they read what wasn’t really there. They read between the lines.
In a letter to several editors in the area, myself included, Margo Goodhand, editor of the Edmonton Journal, pointed out the Journal’s recommendations, though controversial, were presented as ideas to produce a better and more effective health system for taxpayers’ dollars. I believe Goodhand’s reply to be intelligent, unbiased and factual. She said the series actually began Dec. 1 and was based on public reports, Alberta Health Services Statistics and government documents obtained through access to information requests. “This is not an exact science, but we did the best we could with the data we had. The point of the story was to get a needed discussion going in this province that the politicians don’t seem to want to have and haven’t for decades,” she said. To me, that makes sense. And, realistically, the Journal achieved just that. This week, the Rimbey Review is full of letters, press releases and quickly penned together opinions
from politicians who quickly used the written word to clearly mark their turf around the brick and mortar walls of the town’s beloved hospital. As editor, I am in favour of allowing each and every politician to have their say and come up with their own unique, picturesque quotes about how important it is to save our hospital. I say, good for them, but, on the other hand, I believe they are using this article to further nail the planks of their political platform more firmly into place and using the opportunity to jump on a bandwagon made up mostly of emotion. The public needs to remember the real issue at hand, and arm themselves with facts. Presently, one fact seems crystal clear. The Rimbey Hospital & Care Centre is very much alive and well. And, at least for today, there are no plans in the works to change that scenario. No one, however, can predict the future. And that, unfortunately, is another fact!
Why Canadian hospitals outperform US hospitals By Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein Expert Advisors EvidenceNetwork.ca NEW YORK/ Troy Media/ - In many countries, bereaved families get condolence cards and flowers. In the U.S., the survivors are also deluged with hospital bills and insurance paperwork. That paperwork isn’t merely an insult. It costs U.S. society a fortune. Take hospitals, for instance. According to research we recently published in Health Affairs, U.S. hospitals spent $215 billion in 2011 on billing and administration, a striking 1.43 per cent of GDP. Put another way, about $1 of every $4 of U.S. hospital spending goes to bureaucracy rather than patient care. Other countries manage modern, first-rate hospital systems for far less. While administration devoured $667 per capita annually in the U.S., we found that Canada spent only $158, Scotland $164, England $225 and the Netherlands $325. If U.S. hospitals ran as efficiently as Canada’s, the average U.S. family of four would save $2,000 annually on healthcare. Moreover, U.S. hospital paperwork costs have risen sharply since 2000, even after adjusting for inflation. In contrast, administration’s share of hospital budgets in Canada has actually fallen since
1999. A generation ago, it took just one or two managers to run a U.S. hospital. Now, the CEO has been joined by “chief officers” for operations, finance, compliance, information, quality management, and more. Each chief commands his/her own legions - hundreds of billing and registration clerks, referral managers, upcoding specialists (to translate doctors’ diagnoses into the most profitable billing codes), and massive IT departments whose first commandment is “get the bill right.” Why are U.S. hospitals so inefficient? Our multiple-payer insurance system forces every hospital to negotiate rates with dozens of insurance plans, each with its own coverage rules, billing procedures and documentation requirements. And each hospital must collect deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance from tens of thousands of patients. In contrast, Canada and Scotland - where bureaucratic costs are lowest - have single-payer systems that reject this kind of red tape and the need to bill for every Band-Aid. They pay hospitals simple lump-sum budgets, the way we fund local fire stations. And like fire departments, their hospitals don’t need to collect from each victim of misfortune. But the complexity of hospital billing isn’t the only thing driving bureaucracy.
Hospitals have been forced to add layers of business expertise in order to survive in our market-driven system. A hospital that doesn’t show an operating profit can’t fund essential new investments in new equipment and cutting-edge services, or modern buildings. That means administrators have to devote resources to financial gaming like marketing lucrative services (e.g. sports medicine); billing units to squeeze every penny from insurers and patients; and strategies to recruit profitable (wellinsured) patients, and avoid unprofitable (e.g. uninsured) ones. The dismal record of for-profit hospitals illustrates the problem with running hospitals as businesses. The for-profits have higher death rates and employ fewer clinical personnel like nurses than their non-profit counterparts. But care at for-profits actually costs more, and they spend much more on the bureaucracy, a reflection of the high cost of implementing shrewd financial strategies. Canadian and Scottish hospital administrators don’t have to play financial games to assure their survival. Government grants - rather than operating profits - pay for new buildings and equipment. Even in France and Germany, where hospitals bill multiple payers, bureaucratic costs are modest because government directly funds most hospital investments. England and the Netherlands provide
unfortunate counter-examples. Pro-market reforms initiated during the Thatcher era have driven English hospital administrative costs sharply higher. And only U.S. hospitals have higher administrative costs than those in the Netherlands, where radical market-oriented reforms now pressure hospitals to show a profit. Economics textbooks hold that subjecting medicine to market forces will stimulate efficiency and root out waste. But reality stubbornly refuses to obey. In healthcare, market-oriented policies encourage hospitals to shift resources to business strategies that boost the bottom line, but contribute nothing to care. Dr. Steffie Woolhandler is an advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. She is professor of public health at the City University of New York and lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also an internist at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. David Himmelstein is an advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. He is professor of public health at the City University of New York and lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also an internist at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
Christmas gifts: Irene Lovell from Bluffton checks out items at the Rimbey Nursery School sale held last Saturday at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre. Treena Mielke Photo
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Mayor responds to special investigation article published in the Edmonton Journal about closure of Rimbey hospital Dear Editor, This is in response to the article (referred to as a “special investigation) which appeared in the Friday, December 5, 2014 edition of the Edmonton Journal entitled “Four Steps to a Better Hospital System”. In the article nine “rural” hospitals are identified as ones which the author believes should be closed by government, one of which is the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre. The summary regarding the Rimbey Hospital is filled with inaccuracies and misleading information which needs immediate clarification. These are: 1. Year built – reported as 1982 when, in fact, the acute care unit of the hospital was completed in 2008. It is state-of-the art and is highly functional with essential equipment. 2. Number of beds – reported as 23. In fact this is only the number of acute care beds. The facility also includes two family-centered
care rooms, 12 emergency beds and 84 continuing care beds. It is misleading to report 272 staff and only report the 23 beds. The 272 staff collectively covers 119 beds. 3. Maternity Service – The article states “Rimbey is one of the few rural sites that is still delivering babies, though it’s unclear why. The hospital can’t have that many deliveries each year…”. The article goes on to base this statement on the fact that the New Year’s baby was born on January 20. In fact, there around 60 deliveries per year, and this figure is increasing due to there being two additional physicians in the community and that water births are offered. Perhaps rather than asking “why” something is, a more responsible journalistic practice would be to find out the “why”. In this case, there is a very good reason “why” and that reason demonstrates one of many reasons why this facility is so valuable to Rimbey and surrounding area.
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4. The deferred maintenance referenced in the article is for the replacement of the original 45 beds in the Long Term Care. It is not for the acute care portion of the hospital which, again as noted, was completed in 2008. 5. What constitutes “close” in the statement “Rimbey has a number of other hospitals close by..” is certainly a matter of opinion. In our opinion, 48 km is not “close” and certainly doesn’t seem very close to anyone in an emergency situation, we’re sure. 6. Political affiliation – The article lists the fact that Rimbey “went Wildrose last election” as a “complicating factor”. Political affiliation, we believe, is not relevant to a discussion about rural hospital utilization. Factual inaccuracies, selective information
dissemination, misleading statements and appleto-oranges comparisons characterize this so-called work of “journalism”. We firmly believe a correction is in order from the Journal. To refer to this series as an “investigation” is a serious misuse of the word as, in our opinion, this word implies something much more thorough, accurate and factually based than the article provided, especially when it makes conclusions like there are few births because the New Year’s baby didn’t come until later January. We believe this article falls well short of what can be considered good investigative journalism. Sincerely, Rick Pankiw Mayor, Town of Rimbey
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Man avoids spike belt, hits the ditch By Advocate Staff Three different Central Alberta RCMP detachments chased after and arrested a Red Deer man. The 31-year-old suspect was reported to have been attempting to steal a snowmobile when he pointed a hand gun at the vehicle’s owner. The suspect then fled the scene in a different vehicle. Sylvan Lake RCMP were first called to the Friday afternoon break and enter and attempted robbery. The snowmobile’s owner followed the suspect at a safe distance and directed police officers to the area where the suspect was. Police responded to the area of Rainy Creek Road near Hwy. 20, where it was reported the suspect was fleeing east. Police picked up the vehicle in Bentley where two occupants fled from the vehicle on foot. Officers chased after the suspects on foot in the town. Unfortunately, one of the suspects was able to return to the vehicle and take off from the area. Police initiated a pursuit eastbound on Hwy. 12 outside of Bentley. During the chase, police said the suspect attempted to ram the lead police vehicle by backing up at a high rate of speed towards the vehicle. This proved unsuccessful. The pursuit continued east on Hwy. 12 where a spike belt was placed. The suspect attempted to avoid the belt, but ended up getting stuck in the snowy ditch.
Christopher Stephen Wales, 31, was then arrested. Police said they found a small semi-automatic weapon in the vehicle, within easy reach of the driver. Wales has been charged with pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon
for the purpose of committing a offence, theft over $5,000, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assault, assault with a weapon, break and enter, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of
a controlled substance. Wales has been remanded into custody and will make his first court appearance Tuesday in Red Deer provincial court.
Rimbey, Sylvan Lake and Blackfalds RCMP chased after a vehicle Friday driven by a man they believed to have attempted to steal a snowmobile and pointed a handgun at the snowmobile’s owner. APN Photo
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Retail offers not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upﬁt Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). ‡‡ Until January 2, 2015, receive $500/ $750/ $1,000/ $2,000/ $2,500/ $3,500/ $4,000/ $4,250/ $4,500/ $4,750/ $5,000/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,250/ $6,500/ $7,000/ $7,250/ $7,500/ $8,500/ $10,500 in Year End Clearout Cash (Delivery Allowances) with the purchase or lease of a new 2015 Fusion/ 2014 Focus (excluding S Manual) and 2015 Explorer, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader)/ 2014 C-MAX and 2015 Taurus (excluding SE), Expedition, Transit Connect, E-Series Cutaway, Transit/ 2014 F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader) and 2015 F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs/ 2014 Focus S Manual, Edge and 2015 Fiesta S/ 2015 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2)/ 2014 Fiesta, F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs/ 2014 Mustang V6 Coupe, Taurus SE, Escape, Explorer/ 2015 F-150 SuperCab and SuperCrew/ 2014 Fusion/ 2014 Transit Connect (excluding electric)/ 2014 E-Series, F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2), F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 XLT 300A/ 2014 Flex, F-150 SuperCrew 4x2 5.0L and 4x4/ 2014 Taurus (excluding SE)/ 2014 Mustang V6 Premium, F-150 SuperCab/ 2015 F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Gas engine/ 2014 Expedition/ 2014 Mustang GT/ 2014 F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Gas engine and 2015 F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel engine/ 2014 F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel Engine -- all stripped chassis, cutaway body, F-150 Raptor, Medium Truck, and Mustang GT500 models excluded. Year-End Cash is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. Delivery allowances are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives.†Until January 2, 2015, lease a new 2014 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 (300A Package) and get as low as 0% lease annual percentage rate (APR) ﬁnancing for up to 24 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $44,149 at 0% APR for up to 24 months with $2,575 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $299 (Comparison payments are for reference purposes only and are calculated as follows: the monthly payment is annualized (multiplied by 12) and then divided by the comparison period (26 weeks for bi-weekly). For example ($299 X 12) / 26 bi-weekly periods = $138.), total lease obligation is $9,751 and optional buyout is $21,633. Offer includes $5,500 Year-End Cash, $3,700 Ford Credit Lease Cash and freight and air tax but exclude variable charges of license, fuel ﬁll charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of lease ﬁnancing price after Year-End Cash and Ford Credit Lease Cash deducted. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 40,000km for 24 months apply. Excess kilometrage charges of 16¢per km for F-Series, plus applicable taxes. Excess kilometrage charges subject to change, see your local dealer for details. *Purchase a new 2015 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4X4 Western Edition for $43,499 after Year-End Cash of $7,000 is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after total Year-End Cash has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax but exclude variable charges of license, fuel ﬁll charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. **Until January 2, 2015, receive 5.89% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase ﬁnancing on a new 2015 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4X4 Western Edition for a up to 72 months to qualiﬁed retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: 2015 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4X4 Western Edition for $42,499 (after $1,000 down payment or equivalent trade-in, and $7,000 Year-End Cash deducted) purchase ﬁnanced at 5.89% APR for 72.months, monthly payment is $702 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $324), interest cost of borrowing is $,8,054.11 or APR of 5.89% and total to be repaid is $50,553.11. Down payment may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. All purchase ﬁnance offers include freight and air tax but exclude variable charges of license, fuel ﬁll charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price.***Until January 2, 2015, receive 0% APR purchase ﬁnancing on new 2015 Escape for up to 36 months, 2014 Ford Edge models for up to 60 months, and 2014 Focus, C-MAX, F-150 (excluding Regular Cab XL 4x2 value leader and Raptor) and 2015 Fiesta and Fusion models for up to 72 months to qualiﬁed retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $25,000 purchase ﬁnanced at 0% APR for 36/60/72 months, monthly payment is $694.44/ $416.66/ $347.22, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $25,000. Down payment on purchase ﬁnancing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. ▲Offer only valid from December 2, 2014 – January 2, 2015 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with an eligible Costco membership on or before November 30, 2014. Receive $750 towards the purchase or lease of a new 2014/2015 Ford Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S and BEV), C-MAX, and $1,000 towards all other Ford models (excluding GT500, GT350, 50th Anniversary Edition Mustang, Raptor, and Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Limit one (1) offer per each Eligible Vehicle purchase or lease, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. Applicable taxes calculated before CAD$1,000 offer is deducted. ® Registered trademark of Price Costco International, Inc. used under license. ††† Offer only valid from December 11, 2014 to January 2, 2015 (the “Program Period”) to Canadian resident customers. 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Limit one (1) incentive redemption per Eligible Model sale.††For 2014 F-150 (excluding Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader and Fx4 4x4) models, Year-End Clearout Cash amounts include $3,500 in “non-stackable cash” available to cash purchase customers and customers not ﬁnancing or leasing through Ford Credit. “Non-stackable cash” is not combinable with Ford Credit purchase ﬁnancing or lease rates.‡F-Series is the best-selling pickup truck in Canada for 48 years in a row based on Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association statistical sales report up to 2013 and R. L. Polk vehicle registrations data up to August 2014.©2014 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2014 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved. Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription
RED DEER – Due to a sustained increase in the number of cases of whooping cough (pertussis) confirmed in the Central Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS), AHS has declared a pertussis outbreak in Central Zone and is offering additional immunization appointment opportunities for at-risk individuals. A bacterial infection that causes severe coughing that lasts for weeks, pertussis can lead to pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage and even death. Infants six months of age and younger are at greatest risk for these serious complications. Of the 107 cases of pertussis confirmed in the Central Zone in 2014 to-date, seven cases have required hospitalization. Pertussis can be treated, most successfully if caught early; however, immunization can safely prevent disease and, if it does occur, reduce symptoms and spread of the disease. In Alberta, pertussis immunizations are offered – free of charge – through Alberta’s routine childhood immunization program. A series of doses is recommended, starting at two months of age, and again at four, six and 18 months; at four to six years; and again in Grade 9. Following this schedule ensures protection is up-to-date. Albertans who have not received a dose of pertussis vaccine since turning 18 years of age are eligible to receive a single dose. AHS has proactively increased the number of immunization appointments available in Central Zone to reduce infant infection rates. These appointments are specifically intended for the following Central Zone residents: infants and pre-school aged children who are not up-to-date on immunizations; caregivers and close contacts of infants such as parents, grandparents, nannies, child care staff (e.g. daycare centres and family day homes); health care workers; women who are at least, or greater than, 26 weeks pregnant (Immunizing women at or after 26 weeks of pregnancy is safe, and increases protection for newborn infants by minimizing risk of infection in those around them and giving them antibodies transferred during pregnancy). Of the above target groups, pregnant women and adult caregivers/close contacts may also be able to access immunization through their physicians. Please call ahead to confirm availability. Individuals uncertain of their child’s immunization history can contact their local community health centre to discuss. Anyone who suspects they, or a family member, may be sick with pertussis should stay at home and call a family physician or Health Link Alberta, toll-free at 1-866-408-LINK (5465), before seeking medical care. When prescribed treatment, cases should stay home from work, school or childcare until five days of antibiotics have been completed. Additional information about pertussis is available through AHS’ childhood immunization website, immunizealberta.ca, at: http://immunizealberta.ca/i-need-know-more/commonquestions/whooping-cough. Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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MLA Joe Anglin responds to the Journal’s article regarding hospital The Edmonton Journal published a story on Friday December 5, 2014 titled, “Nine rural hospitals the Alberta government should close”. In this story the Journal reporter is suggesting that the Alberta government should close the Rimbey hospital based on the most recent facility “fair” condition score, and the outstanding deferred maintenance budget of $3.2 million. Presumably the Journal is suggesting that the government could save spending $3.2 million if the hospital was closed. The premise of the Journal’s recommendation in my view fails to take into consideration the many factors that contribute to the value of the Rimbey hospital from the perspective of patient care to the community it serves. The value of Rimbey’s hospital extends well beyond direct patient care. The hospital also serves as a powerful economic driver in Rimbey. Statistics show that a rural
MLA Joe Anglin
hospital accounts for 15% to 20% of all jobs in a rural community. The presence of one rural physician accounts for 8.4 jobs in a local economy. It is estimated that indirect healthcare dollars spent in a rural community recycles through the community one and a half times. Most importantly, the delivery of patient care by a rural hospital is often more cost effective than the same services rendered in an urban hospital. On average statistics indicate that rural hospitals have better or equal care outcomes as compared with larger urban hospitals. Ultimately this is about people and community. The value of a rural hospital is transcendent. Rural hospitals are the life’s blood of many rural communities. As well intentioned as it may be for the Journal to suggest closing the Rimbey hospital to save healthcare spending, the suggestion will most likely cost Albertans more in healthcare. It is
Lacombe County Environmental Improvement Grant Program Lacombe County will be holding workshops on the Environmental Improvement Grant program. All workshops will be held at Lacombe County AdministraƟon building between 7 – 9pm. Workshops will run on: Wednesday, January 14th Thursday, January 29th These workshops will focus on: How to Įll in the applicaƟon, How to complete the reporƟng requirements; and How to fulĮll the requirement of exemplifying environmental beneĮts through delivery of your program. The grant program aims to provide Įnancial assistance to community groups and schools to develop or deliver community-based environmental services and programs within the County. It is based on a compeƟƟve selecƟon process involves an applicaƟon form, regular reporƟng and the ability to demonstrate environmental beneĮts through the proposed project. ApplicaƟons must be completed, along with supporƟng documentaƟon (if required), for funding requests to be considered. Therefore, the County highlights the importance of aƩending a workshop in January to ensure that applicaƟons are complete. ApplicaƟons may be submiƩed to the County between February 1, 2015 and February 28, 2015. ApplicaƟons will only be taken during this Ɵme. There will be limited to no funding available from the County for groups seeking funds for environmental programs in 2015 outside of the grant program so we urge you not to miss this opportunity. To Įnd out if your group is eligible, to RSVP for the workshops or if you have any quesƟons please feel free to contact Cajun Paradis, AcƟng Environmental Coordinator at 403-782-6601 at any Ɵme to discuss.
“Nine rural hospitals the Alberta government should close”.
a misunderstanding to conclude that rural hospitals are more costly, inefficient, and have lower quality of healthcare service. There is no empirical data to support the Journal’s recommendation. The citizens of Rimbey and the surrounding communities need to understand that the opinion of the Journal does not reflect the opinion of the Alberta Government. There is no current recommendation to close the Rimbey hospital, and, as your elected MLA for RimbeyRocky Mountain House-Sundre, I will challenge any recommendation to close the hospital, no matter what the source.
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Grace Lutheran Church Bentley - ELCIC Worship 11:15 a.m. 4th Sunday of the month 5 p.m. Reverend David Holmes 403-843-2502 5 miles west, 1.5 miles south, 1 mile west of Bentley
“Sharing New Life in Christ”
Rimbey New Life Fellowship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church 11:30 a.m. Midweek Service - Wednesday 7 p.m. Ladies Meeting Friday 2 p.m. Pastor Reg Darnell 403-843-3336 (Office) 403-782-2694 (Home) 5038 - 49 Ave.
Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey
Community dinner shows true Christmas spirit By Treena Mielke And so this is Christmas. A table laden with a feast fit for a king, a background of laughter and friendly banter, music, many hands ready to help, guests receiving gifts, and above all, a shared spirit of camaraderie and friendship. It truly does portray the real meaning of Christmas. The community Christmas dinner in Rimbey promises all this and more. This year, the event is to be held at the Rimbey United Church at 2 p.m. on Christmas Day, said one of the organizers Gayle Rondeel. The master of ceremonies for the event will be Dave Davies. As well as a delicious meal there will be games and music and a chance to socialize for everyone. “It promises to be a fun event and so many people always step forward to help out,” said Rondeel. “Last year it went really well. We had about 65 people and the cooks, kitchen help and
other volunteers all enjoyed the lovely dinner along with everyone else.” “It was really overwhelming, the amount of support and help we received,” she said. “And I expect this year will be no different.” Rondeel said donations of food, cash and Christmas tablecloths are needed. “The United Church minister, Debra Laing was very receptive, said Rondeel. “She said the church would be more than happy to accommodate us for the Christmas dinner.” A meeting will be held at James Grill and Bar to finalize plans for the event. Anyone who wishes to volunteer or contribute to the community Christmas dinner may contact Rondeel at 403704-4001 or Harold Kenney at 403843-6289. Shuts who cannot get out for Christmas dinner may also call either Gayle or Harold to have a lovely dinner delivered.
Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m. (on Radio 93.3 FM) 5214-51 Street, Phone: 403-843-2029 Pastor Grant Rainey
ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY 5211 52 St., Rimbey
Service & Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. 4th Sunday Family Service: 11:00 a.m. Reverend David Holmes: 403-843-2502
Stuart Adams: 403-843-6164 or Arlene Edwards: 403-843-6077 www.churchofepiphany.ca
Th e Rimbey Seventh-Day Adventist Church Saturdays
Evangelical Missionary Church 1/2 mile East of Hoadley on Highway #611
Sabbath School at 9:45 a.m. Worship Service at 11:00 a.m.
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Pastor David Beaudoin 403-783-2499
Pastor: Rev. Barry Klassen 403-843-6461
Zion Lutheran Church Lutheran Church Canada Divine Service at 10:30 4521 - 54th Ave. Rimbey Pastor Mark Schultz Office - 403-843-2767 Home - 403-843-4420
Rimbey Christian Reformed Church 5506-51 Ave Service at 10:00 a.m.
403-843-2585 Pastor: Bill Nieuwenhuis
Rimbey Alliance Church
Dwayne Holmberg, Lara Devitt, Earl Fenfold, Kaye Winterhalt and Harold Kenny were among the volunteers who helped out at the Christmas dinner held Dec. 25, 2014 at the Rimbey Drop In Centre. File photo
4620 - 54th Avenue, Rimbey 403-843-3727 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Children’s Church Last Sunday of the month, service held at Parkland Manor at 10:00 am
Roman Catholic Church Mass Times:
Saturday Evening: Sunday Morning: Sylvan Lake - 5:00 p.m. Rimbey - 9:00 a.m. Sylvan Lake -11:00 a.m. Last Sunday of every month: Sylvan Lake 9:00 a.m. Rimbey 11:00 a.m. Parish Priest: Father Gabriel Udeh Administration Offi ce: 403-843-2126; Aft er Hours Emergency Cell: 403-963-0954
Rimbey United Church 403-843-2458
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Rev. Deborah Laing Sunday Worship / Children’s Programs - 10:30 a.m.
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ON NOW AT YOUR ALBERTA CHEVROLET DEALERS. AlbertaChevrolet.com 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the lease of a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD (1SA/K05), 2014 Cruze and Silverado 1500 Double Cab equipped as described. Freight ($1,650/$1,650/$1,695) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, dealer fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Alberta Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. * Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer car that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2013, 2014, 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between December 2, 2014 and January 2, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $750 credit available on all eligible Chevrolet vehicles. Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer pick-up truck that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive): $1,000 credit available towards the retail purchase, cash purchase or lease of one eligible 2013, 2014 or 2015 model year Chevrolet light or heavy duty pickup (excludes Colorado 2SA); delivered in Canada between December 2, 2014 and January 2, 2015. Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any Pontiac/Saturn/SAAB/Hummer/Oldsmobile model year 1999 or newer vehicle or Chevrolet Cobalt or HHR that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2013, 2014, 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between December 2, 2014 and January 2, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $1500 credit available on all eligible Chevrolet vehicles. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited by law. See your GMCL dealer for details. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. ‡ $500 Boxing Week Bonus is a manufacturer-to-consumer credit (tax inclusive) available on the retail purchase or lease of 2014 or 2015 model year Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Silverado Light Duty (1500) Double Cab, Silverado HD (gas engine only), delivered in Canada between December 15, 2014 and January 2, 2015. ** Offer valid to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have obtained credit approval by and entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial, and who accept delivery from December 2, 2014 and January 2, 2015 of any new or demonstrator 2015 model year Chevrolet. 2015 Colorado 2SA and City Express excluded at outset of program; will be eligible once residuals become available. General Motors of Canada will pay the first two bi-weekly lease payments as defined on the lease agreement (inclusive of taxes). After the first two bi-weekly payments, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. PPSA/RDPRM is not due. Insurance, license, dealer fees and applicable taxes not included. Additional conditions and limitations apply. GM reserves the right to modify or terminate this offer at any time without prior notice. See dealer for details. ~ Requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Visit onstar.ca for coverage maps, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity is available on certain vehicles and in select markets. Customers will be able to access this service only if they accept the OnStar User Terms and Privacy Statement (including software terms). ¥ Lease based on a purchase price of $28,165 (including $1,000 lease credit, $476 Boxing Week Bonus and a $714 Holiday cash) for a 2015 Equinox LS AWD (1SA/K05). Bi-weekly payment is $152 for 48 months at 0.9% APR and includes Freight and Air Tax, on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometers limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $0 down payment and a $0 security deposit is required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $15,807, plus applicable taxes. Option to purchase at lease end is $13,096. Price and total obligation excludes license, insurance, registration, applicable provincial fees, dealer fees, taxes and optional equipment. Other lease options are available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with other offers. See your dealer for conditions and details. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. ‡‡ Comparison based on 2013 Polk segmentation: Compact SUV and latest competitive data available and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. *^ Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). † $5,500 is a combined total credit consisting of a $1,000 manufacturer-to-dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) on 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ, $500 Boxing Week Bonus (tax inclusive) a $750 Holiday cash (tax inclusive), and a $3,250 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 Cruze LTZ which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $3,250 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. > Based on WardsAuto.com 2012 Upper Small segment, excluding Hybrid and Diesel powertrains. Standard 10 airbags, ABS, traction control and StabiliTrak. †† $8,500 is a combined credit consisting of a $4,000 manufacturer-to-dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive), $500 Boxing Week Bonus (tax inclusive), $1,000 Holiday cash (tax inclusive), and $3,000 manufacturer-to-dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab, which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $3,000 credit, which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discount varies by model. ¥¥ Based on Wardsauto.com 2013 Large Pickup segment and last available information at the time of posting. Excludes other GM vehicles. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your dealer for additional details. +2014 Silverado 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city and 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine has a fuel consumption rating of 12.9L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 2WD and 14.1L/100 km city and 9.6L/100 km hwy 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ++Whichever comes first. See dealer/manufacturer for details. Based on Wardsauto.com 2013 Large Pickup segment and last available information at the time of posting. ^Whichever comes first. Limit of four ACDelco Lube-Oil-Filter services in total. Fluid top-offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc., are not covered. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^^ Whichever comes first. See dealer for details.
COMMUNITY The Rimbey Review, Dec. 16, 2014 11
ELIGIBLE OWNERS RECEIVE UP TO
UP TO IN TOTAL CASH CREDITS††
0 FIRST TWO BI-WEEKLY PAYMENTS
ALL 2014s AND 2015s COME WITH CHEVROLET COMPLETE CARE:
YEARS/40,000 KM COMPLIMENTARY OIL CHANGES ^
SELECT $8,500 ON 2014 MODELS ††
LIMITED TIME: DEC 15TH - JAN 2ND
2014 SILVERADO 1500 DOUBLE CAB 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR
$7,000 CASH CREDITS +$1,000 HOLIDAY CASH FOR ELIGIBLE OWNERS* +$500 BOXING WEEK BONUS‡
• BEST-IN-CLASS TOWING, UP TO 12,000 LBS ¥¥ • BEST V8 FUEL EFFICIENCY, BETTER THAN F-150’S ECOBOOST V6 + • BEST PICKUP WARRANTY COVERAGE IN CANADA - 160,000 KM. 60,000 KM MORE THAN F-150 AND RAM ++ 1500 DOUBLE CAB LTZ 4X4 MODEL SHOWN
2014 CRUZE LTZ
5-Star Safety Ratings
More Stars. Safer Cars.
UP TO IN TOTAL CASH CREDITS†
YEARS/160,000 KM POWERTRAIN WARRANTY^^
BOXING WEEK BONUS ENDS JAN 2ND
YEARS/160,000 KM ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE ^^
0 SECURITY DEPOSIT
BASED ON A LEASE PRICE OF $28,165¥ INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI
INCLUDES: $4,250 CASH CREDITS +$750 HOLIDAY CASH FOR ELIGIBLE OWNERS* +$500 BOXING WEEK BONUS‡
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LTZ MODEL SHOWN
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An Open Letter to Constituents of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre from the Wildrose Constituency Association and Candidate Jason Nixon
Would you tell a valued friend with life-saving skills to leave your community after more
than 30 years of dedicated service? OF COURSE NOT.
Photo courtesy of Harry Stuart
Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre is the region’s friend. Right now, it’s targeted by both a provincial government “review” of rural hospitals and coverage by the Edmonton Journal proposing that it is one of nine across Alberta that should be closed. Closure for any reason says to Rimbey’s co-ordinated team of 200 plus committed, high-performing health care professionals and staff that they are non-essential to the community and unimportant to their patients. After 30 years of service to the region’s people nothing could be further from the truth. Equally disturbing is that rural citizens in this riding—both patients and their families— would become second-class Albertans, with respect to health care, in Canada’s wealthiest province. Losing a community hospital means longer travel, longer patient queues at other hospitals, and even longer wait times to access medical specialists. This is unacceptable to all of us in this riding, and in others, and will never be supported by Wildrose. The economic impact in the region from a hospital closure, or downsizing, would mean an immediate loss of millions annually from job losses. Longer term, absence of modern medical facilities means industry and commerce will look elsewhere for growth opportunities. They seek locations where health facilities are accessible in easy proximity to their operations. These losses are devastating in any region, particularly if incumbent businesses decide to relocate. In closing, I have a message for the Alberta government and urban media. Stop using rural hospitals and health services as a sacrificial scapegoat on the altar of budget funding to redirect to urban centres. Closure is not the answer. The solution can only be smarter use of existing facilities. If you wish to register your opinion on this issue with me, please use any of the following contact co-ordinates. Mail: Wildrose Constituency Association, PO Box 1685 Sundre, Alberta T0M 1X0; Phone: (403) 755-6270; E-mail: ca.rimbey.rockymountainhouse.sundre@ wildrose.ca. If you wish to have your call returned, please state your number clearly on our voice mail and we will be pleased to call you at our earliest opportunity. Respectfully Yours, JASON NIXON Duly-nominated Candidate for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre Alberta Wildrose Party
Nixon speaks out against Journal’s recommendation to close hospital An Edmonton Journal’s proposal that the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre be closed, would make patients in the Rimbey area second-class citizens, cost lives and threaten the local economy, Wildrose candidate for Rimbey-Rocky mountain House-Sundre Jason Nixon said, Monday. “Citizens and their families in Rimbey deserve the same qualityof-care and fair access Jason to professional health services and facilities as other Albertans,” Mr. Nixon said, following a meeting of Rimbey town council Monday night. Closing an effective, long-standing facility like Rimbey hospital would discriminate against thousands of rural Albertans in this riding.”
Wildrose will never accept nor support such discrimination. Rural Albertans deserve access to health care and facilities. They don’t deserve to have their health jeopardized, said Nixon. The Alberta government continues to review Alberta’s rural health care tem in search of budget efficiencies, reductions and transfers to facilities in urban centres. In Rimbey’s case, Nixon any closure would also affect more than 200 health care professionals and staff, Nixon asserted. In the longer term, history has shown industry would look elsewhere for growth opportunities, seeking locations where professional health care services and facilities are easily accessible. The negative economic impact of such decision for any of our communities would be devastating. “Families in this [Pharmasave 375] riding see its three hospitals in Rimbey, Rocky Mountain HAS HELPED OUR CLIENTS House and Sundre as cornerstones of modern health care CUMULATIVELY IN 2014! and lynch-pins for future growth, economic prosperity and acceptable quality-of-life,” Nixon said. “Forcing rural patients to drive double the distance, Our doctor designed or more, for necessary weight management health facilities and program may be just services is not progwhat you need to help ress, it’s a step backyou reach your goal. wards.” Nixon advises the province to change its INFORMATION WORKSHOP priorities. “The proAt Rimbey Ideal Weight Loss Centre vincial government (2 doors down from Rimbey Pharmasave) must stop using rural Wednesday, Jan 7, 6:30 pm hospitals and health Thursday, Jan. 22, 6:30 pm services as a scapegoat to be sacrificed on the altar of budget For more info contact: redirection to urban Deb 403-963-2519 centres. Shutting hosTracey 403-963-2018 pitals anywhere is not Marietta 403-990-7724 a solution. The focus should be on smarter use of our existing ruwww.rimbeyidealweightloss.com ral health facilities,” he said.
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Rimbey town council highlights from its December meeting County and town officials meet Rimbey Mayor Rick Pankiw, Rimbey CAO Lucien Cloutier, Ponoka County Reeve, Paul McLauchlin and county CAO Charlie Cutforth met Friday to discuss cost sharing issues. The North East lagoon outlet channel cleanout, HVAC funding for the community Centre, fire services cost sharing and the purchase of a five-ton tandem truck for snow removal were up for discussion. CAO Cloutier said these issues were discussed at varying degrees at the Nov. 29 budget meeting and council provided the direction for the CEOs and the CAOs to meet.
Funding approved Council approved funding for $1,189 to be contributed to the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance conditional to the continuation of the school component of their program and to providing information about the program to the public through such events as an open house. Council supports Kinsmen fundraiser Council agreed to purchase a table of eight for the Rimbey Kinsmen second annual Christmas party at a cost of $450. The party was held on Sat., Dec. 13 at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre. Proceeds from the event are in support of the proposed skateboard park. The tickets
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were offered to council and staff on a first come first serve basis. Council budgeted $3,000 in 2014 for public relations. There is currently a balance of $587 available which will go towards supporting the fundraiser. Town office closed Dec. 24 Council agreed to close the office Wed., Dec 24 for the entire day and give the staff a paid holiday. Council approves free rental Council agreed to provide free rental of the main auditorium and the kitchen at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre on April 24 to the Rimbey High School drama class.
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Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our community and hope to see you again in the year to come. We give you our best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.
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Council gives green light to 2014 budget to be used as interim budget By Treena Mielke Rimbey town councillors have opted to use last year’s $5.77 million operating budget as their interim budget. At its Monday meeting council agreed to adopt that budget, instead of going with the 2015 draft budget of slightly under $5 million, until the assessments are received. CAO Lucien Cloutier said
there are several unknowns at this point, but the town needs to adopt an interim budget until the final operating budget is adopted to ensure uninterrupted operations. “It’s basically status quo. What council has done is put any further process regarding the 2015 budget on hold, until such time as our assessment information has come in which won’t be until the new year when we get
the requisitions. At that time, council will pick the discussion up and begin to take into consideration the assessment.” Last year’s $5.77 million budget shows projected operating expenses of $5.6 million with $216,884 slated for reserves and $1.5 million to go towards capital expenditures. Capital expenditures included a John Deere loader with a blower attachment which cost
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about $250,000 with a trade in of the town’s used backhoe. Council earmarked $200,000 to go towards the H-vac system at the community centre. Money was also budgeted towards the spray park, drainage upgrades in the northeast part of town, upgrades to the water system on Hwy. 20 intersections by Super 8 and Rimbey Implements (a cost shared with Alberta Transportation).
Last year, taxpayers ended up paying about $58 more for their municipal taxes, which equated to about a 1.5 per cent increase in their taxes. Commercial taxes also increased by 1.5 per cent. Mayor Rick Pankiw is not prepared to predict the tax increase this year, noting it depends solely on how the assessments come in.
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Online auction is being held to assist Rimbey family with their medical needs By Treena Mielke
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AT CHRISTMAS TIME
The Rimbey community is reaching out to lighten the financial load for a family whose husband and father has been diagnosed with cancer. Jason Wilson has been diagnosed with stage three, ademnocarcinoma cancer and will be traveling to Edmonton for radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Wilson has been unable to work because of the treatments. “We would like to try and help raise some money to help with travelling costs,
“People have been very generous so far,” Trinity Leamont
hotel rooms, meals, bills, whatever they need to get by as this is gonna be a long hard road for them and their family,” said Trinity Leamont, who is spearheading the fund raiser. Wilson’s wife Angie plans to be with her husband whenever possible when he is undergoing treatments. The couple has two daughters and two
grandchildren. To help the family, Leamont has started a Facebook online auction which is open to the public. A bottle drive is also being held and an account has been set up at Servus Credit Union in Rimbey.
For more information contact Trinity at 403-843-49478. “People have been very generous so far,” said Leamont, adding the auction will end Dec. 19 and the account at the Credit Union will remain open for three months.
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Reader says media paint false picture of constituency Wildrose AGM Dear Editor, It concerns me that media reports of the Rimbey/Rocky Mountain House/Sundre Wildrose Constituency Annual General Meeting (October 15th) paint a false picture of what actually occurred that night. It was certainly a remarkable AGM by any standard with the tone set when the only properly nominated candidates names failed to appear on the ballot paper. Perhaps unsurprisingly this caused consternation to many of the members in attendance and instigated some vigorous debate. When it became clear to the officials running the meeting that their opinions on the legality of this action were in the minority they tried, and
failed, to pass a motion to adjourn the meeting so simply got up and left. The majority who remained did what we had gone to do - legitimately elect our constituency party officials. In the days following the AGM the officials and the Party would claim that the meeting and some of the attendees were unruly prompting the early adjournment. It was clear to the majority who remained that the decision to adjourn was precipitated by the realization that their blatant attempt at election rigging was not going to be approved by the party members. The Wildrose party executive subsequently initiated an inquiry into the events of October 15 but this
proved to be a kangaroo court as they only interviewed and took input from one side. Obviously the inquiry’s decision was made before reviewing any evidence. The events of that night and the intervening weeks have further weakened the shaky democracy that exists in this province. By their actions the Wildrose party has shown itself to be just another “top down” dictatorship. The small flicker of hope that a true grass-roots, member driven party could be established in Alberta has been extinguished. Iain Aitken, Rimbey
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Christmas is here
Dear Santa: Nine-year-old Lilly and her six-year-old sister, Temprince Draper and eight-year-old April Mann share their secret wishes with Santa Claus while Mrs. Claus looks on during Santa Night held at Pas Ka Poo Park last Friday. All lit up: Pas Ka Poo Park lit up for Christmas on Santa Night last Friday. A good crowd showed up for the event and fun was had by all. The lighting contest was won by Rimbey Co-op.
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Bargain: Bronwen Jones was one of the shoppers who attended the Rimbey Christmas Market Dec. 6 at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre. Treena Mielke Photo
Community participation: Dawna Providenti, Marlene Peacock and Joey Jensen participated in the Bethlehem Walk held Dec. 7 at the Rimbey Alliance Church. Photo by APN
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Officials elected at Wildrose AGM resign The members of the Board of Directors of the Wildrose Party Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre Constituency Association voted at their meeting held last night, Dec. 8, in Rimbey, to collectively
resign their positions as elected at the October 15 Annual General Meeting held in Rocky Mountain House. In a press release, the group stated the decision the was unanimous.
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Season’s Greetings The Magic of Christmas brings peace and happiness. May you be surrounded by those you love this holiday season. Thank you for your patronage.
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Merry Christmas With best wishes to you and yours for a season that’s ﬁlled with delights. It’s been a real treat serving you this year and we look forward to seeing you next year. Be safe this holiday season. Please don’t drink & drive.
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We hope th that h t you will ill ttake k tthe h opportunity pp t itt over the holidays to enjoy the love and fellowship of on both your family and friends and to reflect on the true meaning of the Christmas season. JOE ANGLIN, M.L.A. Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre Constituency
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Wildrose member disturbed by actions Dear Editor, I was an original member of the Wildrose Party in the Drumheller Constituency and now am a member in the Rocky-Rimbey-Sundre. I am deeply disturbed by the actions of the Wildrose executive committee and its total disregard for the newly elected executive.
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Warm wishes for a bright & merry holiday season abounding with good cheer, fellowship & joy! Nancy Hartford Ponoka County Councillor - Division 5
I believe the Wildrose Party has abandoned our grass roots platform of social and fiscal conservatism. It has joined the other parties in its rush to political correctness. As a member and donor for years, it is with regret that I make these comments. Glenn Estell
t’s the holiday season and once again, You don’t know what to give a friend Or your mother, your sister and grandma too. Oh dear what to do A ﬂower subscription, get them here Flowers each month, that’s 12 times year So all you really have to know Is Blooms etc. is the place to go.
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The Mayor, Council and Staff wish you & your family a Very Joyous Christmas Holiday and All the Best for 2015
As we ring in the new year, we also celebrate your friendship and support. It’s been a pleasure doing business with you.
Bill-201 sponsored by Anglin, independent MLA is approved (EDMONTON) – Private member’s Bill-201 the ELECTRIC UTILITIES (TRANSPARENCY IN BILLING) AMENDMENT ACT, 2014 received third reading and was passed in the Alberta Legislative Assembly. Bill-201 sponsored by Joe Anglin, Independent MLA for Rimbey-
Rocky Mountain House-Sundre, is the first independent member’s Bill to pass the Assembly in 91 years. It is only the second independent member’s Bill to pass in the history of the Alberta Legislative Assembly. With the passage of Bill-201 Anglin seeks to improve disclosure and transpar-
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ency of the “all-in” charges included in the ancillary costs of a utility bill. Anglin said, “The Bill will help consumers to become better informed, and better equipped - to compare options in a complicated market. The purpose of this legislation is to help consumers reduce costs.
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Wishing you a season of much happiness. It’s always a pleasure doing business with friends like you.
With best wishes for a very joyous and merry season from all of us to all of you.
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Letter to grandson By Don Alquist I am very pleased to offer you what I believe to be your first written communication. Dear Bowen, It seems on the one hand to be a pointless exercise as you are only one day old and are blissfully unencumbered by the limitations and frustrations of human language. On the other hand the demands that time will impose on you shall, in the very near future, require that you cultivate some skill in this discipline. Over the last three years I have come to know your brother Hunter very well. He is developing what our entire family hoped for and look forward to seeing in you; “character and integrity”. You will hear people compliment you on your rugged good looks and manly charm (genetic attributes from the grandfathers on both sides of your family). Grandson, the people offering those complements may be speaking the truth but the heritage we all desire to see most is that which you get from your heavenly father. Do not resist His influences in your life. He offers guidance and wholesome discipline every step of the way. Your Dad and Mom, brother and cousins, uncles, aunts and grandparents will all try their very best to help you along life’s path but I will guarantee we will frequently fail you because that is our nature. As days turn into years and entropy exerts its monotonous influence, you will have ample opportunity to blame the entire population of the world for your ailments and frustrations. This seems a harsh message for you but because I love you I will quote a
famous author with whom I sometimes find myself in reluctant agreement. George Bernard Shaw said: “the true joy of life is to be used up for a purpose identified by yourself as a mighty one, a force of nature, not some whining snivelling little clot of ailments and grievances constantly complaining that the world has not devoted itself to making you happy”. People will encourage you to seek three things for yourself; liberty, freedom and happiness. I have found in my 63 years that this undertaking is defined with some clarity in the words of another author, “Liberty, like freedom and happiness is illusory and it’s pursuit is merely a form of genteel vanity. It is inspired by ego, promoted by self deceit and terminates in chaos and disappointment. Only those efforts that you make on someone else’s behalf and in promotion of their welfare produce lasting benefit. When you act as someone’s benefactor you create an opportunity for God to exercise elements of his grace on both your beneficiary and yourself. I encourage you to take to your advantage, with exceeding vigour and optimism, the words of Jesus who said “let the little children come to me for of such is the kingdom of heaven”. Remember this fact all the days of your life; seek him while he may be found because once Christ is your king, you never lose your intended status in His creation. Your loving grandfather
History unfolds: Ben Nesbitt plays the role of a Roman soldier checking the tax list for the citizens required to pay taxes while another unidentified soldier looks on during the Bethlehem Walk held in Rimbey last Sunday. APN Photo
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Council commits to funding for community van for three years By Treena Mielke Council has not only given the green light to the Handi-Van Society for an additional $20,000 to help keep its vans operational, it has committed funding for three years. At its regular meeting, Monday, Dec. 8, council met with Harold Kenney and Barbara Patey to discuss the society’s request. Earlier this year, council contributed $20,000 to the handi-van. The additional funding is to be earmarked in the 2015 budget. Kenney told council that the society operates two vans, one of which runs with volunteer drivers. However, the van which is used in town requires a paid driver. Kenney said the society is about
$14,000 shy of purchasing a new van. Council initially agreed to fund the van for $20,000, but after some discussion, decided to commit the funding during the duration of its term. Coun. Paul Payson, who voted in favour of the motion, originally had concerns about committing the specified amount. “I have no problem with funding it annually,” he said, adding he was concerned about committing $20,000 specifically, each year, and suggested the funding may need to fluctuate depending on the budget. “I wouldn’t see the need for the money decreasing,” said Kenney. The in town van, a 2012 GMC which has a lift and holds six passengers (two wheelchairs), was purchased by the
Blindman Handi-van Society through government grants and a $20,000 donation from Rimbey Legion. The society also owns a 2008 Ford van which is used for out of town trips. Vice chairman Harold Kenney said the service has been around for close to 30 years and is very much needed. “It is one of the very few non profit (handi-van services) left,” he said. “We largely exist through grants and donations.” User fares are reasonable; only $7 for a round trip in town and 55 cents a kilometer for out of town trips. “Our fares help cover our operating costs, but we operate at a loss,” said Kenney. Winter can be extremely busy for the handi-van.
“The coldest days can be our busiest days,” said Kenney. “We can be going steady all day. Medical issues are a priority and it is difficult for seniors to get around in the winter when there is lots of snow. It can be very treacherous.” Volunteer drivers for the out of town van are on call for a week on a rotating basis. and work a week at a time, and shifts run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers include Ted Evernden, Gene Shopiuk, Earl Jensen, Don Connell, Al Elliott and Harold Kenney. Wayne Colenutt is the paid full time in town driver. Ponoka County has approved annual support of $20,000 for the operation of the handi-van with the understanding the town will match these funds.
Reader disillusioned with Wildrose after AGM
Santa Night fun: Three-year-old Samuel Sosa enjoys a ride on a donkey being led by Keith Kendrew during Santa Night at Pas Ka Poo Park held last Friday. Treena Mielke Photo
Dear Editor, Recently there has been much misinformation regarding the Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre Constituency Association of the Wildrose Party and the infamous AGM held in Rocky Mountain House on October 15. So far all that has been expressed by the Wildrose Party executive has contradicted what actually transpired. Much has changed since I first saw Danielle Smith on television. This first impression sold me on the grass roots concept with its higher values and moral principles. No longer is this the case and all I feel is a grievous void. The AGM in Rocky and its events made me realize that the grass roots no longer exists. How is it possible that upon arrival to the AGM we realized that many names that were to be nominated were surprisingly absent from the ballot! How is it also possible that having a huge majority of members voting to continue
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with the meeting was overruled by the chairman; by leaving and taking his small group of supporters with him. When asked by one of our members if he realized that he was resigning his possession as chairman by leaving, he replied “yes I do” and left anyhow. After forming a new board and continuing with the meeting, following all letters of the Wildrose constitution. After presenting it to the Wildrose excecutive committee not one of us was contacted to get our side of what really happened at that meeting October 15. In my mind this does not express democracy . This is not what I signed up for. I am extremely disillusioned and very disappointed. No longer do I believe this party as a viable alternative to anything. Christopher Kwashuk Director at Large RRMHSA
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First Christmas: Five-month-old Phoenix Wiese was probably one of the youngest Rimbey residents to attend Santa Night at Pas Ka Poo Park last Friday. The baby was at the event with her parents, Devin and Marcie Wiese. Treena Mielke Photo
Girl talk: Miss Rimbey Rodeo Queen, Martina Holtkamp was busy during Santa Night held at Pas Ka Poo Park last Friday handing out treats to youngsters after they had a visit with Santa Claus. Here she chats with five-year-old Fernanda Rodriguez after the child talked to Santa. Treena Mielke Photo
Auction Mart First Regular Sale of the Year Shopping: Andrew Leblanc and his two-year-old son Tyler were among the crowd at the Rimbey Christmas Market held last Saturday at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre. Treena Mielke photo
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Crash: A two-vehicle accident occurred north of Rimbey at around 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the junction of highways 53 and 20 when a Nissan 2013 Infinity Car collided with a truck tanker and trailer. The Nissan suffered damage to the front and rear. APN Photo
Falcons soar: Keagan Kuzio from Rimbey Falcons Pond Hockey team faces off against a Sylvan Lake Lakers player at Rimbey arena, Saturday. The Falcons defeated Sylan Lake 11 - 5. Treena Mielke photo
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Rimbey Curling Club is conducting our annual rafﬂe of a $2,500.00 Rimbey Co-op gift card, good for any products sold at the Rimbey Co-op. Additional prizes include one - $200.00 Esso Gift card and three - $100.00 Esso gift cards. All draws will be made at noon Thursday, December 18, 2014, just in time for Christmas. Treat yourself or buy a ticket as a Christmas present for someone.
Tickets are available at: • Ray’s Esso • The Rimbey Co-op • Stationery, Stories and Sounds • Rimbey Gift Shop • Rimbey Curling Club or from any curling club member ONLY 480 TICKETS HAVE BEEN PRINTED. LAST YEAR’S TICKETS SOLD OUT EARLY, SO BUY YOUR’S NOW!
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Tax penalty issued was unfair, residents claim By Treena Mielke
ter the error was discovered. Steven Yoon, the new owner of Rimbey A Rimbey resident who approached counFoods, also requested tax penalty relief as he cil at an open mike session at Monday’s coundid not realize he owed taxes for 2013 from the cil meeting is not happy with the answer she time he had purchased the business. received regarding a recent decision regarding “While Mr. Yoon has no dispute regarding tax penalties. the 2013 taxes he owed, he did approach the Jan Boyarzin wanted clarification regard- town to ask that the penalties be cancelled as ing tax penalty relief provided to Phil Swan- he was unaware that he owed a portion of the son, owner of Rimbey TV and Electronics 213 taxes until receipt of the 2014 notice,” said after it was discovered that his MasterCard Boyarzin. wasn’t billed for his 2013 taxes, even though The Rimbey resident, who spoke on behalf he alleged he had paid the taxes when he re- of herself and residents Gayle Rondeel and ceived the bill. Helen Coers said the decision seemed unfair. Swanson was granted tax penalty relief af“We are concerned about what this says about welcoming a new business owner in the Town of Rimbey. On one hand, we presents hear about the perceived need to attract new businesses and people to Rimbey, Performed by By Pat Cook but on the other hand Springdale Players a penalty fee is not TICKETS: Theatre Society cancelled after a leEvening • $35 gitimate case is made Matinée • $20 EVENING SHOWS for a new business owner.” Tickets on sale Februar y However, Mayor Jan. 3, 2015 6,7,13,14,20,21,27 & 28 Rick Pankiw said the 10 AM Matinée Shows decision was made Liberty Hall Februar y 8 & 22 in-camera and could not be discussed. Boyarzin said later she didn’t feel the PANCAKE For info call issue should be disBREAKFAST Sher yl at cussed in-camera as it Starts at 8 AM 403-843-6153 was not a land, legal Januar y 3, 2015 Liberty Hall or personnel issue.
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WINEGARDNER 1938 - 2014 ERICKSON Douglas “Doug” Leonard Erickson of Rimbey, Alberta passed away suddenly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Rimbey on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the age of 60 years. Doug was born to Leonard and Bernice Erickson in Rimbey on March 31, 1954. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife, Patsy; and his two daughters, Christy (Kenny) Varty of Ponoka; and Jenn Erickson of Rimbey; as well as two cherished grandchildren, Kelton and Lacey. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his mother, Bernice Erickson of Rimbey; and two sisters, Frances Erickson of Edmonton; and Beryl Curtiss of Grande Prairie; in addition to his nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many close friends. Doug was predeceased by his father, Leonard; and his brother-inlaw, Bob Curtiss. A Public Funeral Service in Celebration of Doug’s Life was held at the WoodyNook Church, Woodynook Road (RR 28-1), near Blackfalds on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dana Struvé officiating. Interment followed in the Gull Lake Cemetery, Gull Lake. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Doug’s Memory may be made directly to the Meadowbrook Church, c/o R.R. 3, Site 4, Box 18, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2N3. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Funeral and Burial Arrangements for the Late Douglas “Doug” Leonard Erickson entrusted to the care of OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS Rimbey, AB. 1-403-843-4445
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It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Mr. Ralph Donald Winegardner Sr. of Winfield, Alberta at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday,December 4, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Ralph was born in Delmer, Ont. to William and Florence Winegardner. Ralph was one of 11 children. At a young age he set off to Alberta to find work, where he also found love. In 1960, Linda and Ralph moved to Tillsonbury, Ont. and were married in the spring of 1961. After the birth of their first son, they moved back west and settled on the farm west of Winfield, where they continued to reside. Ralph had many passions: he loved being outside, working on the farm and to go fishing, no matter what season. Ralph always loved a good mystery book or movie. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda, and their children: Richard, Ralph Jr., Debi, Teresa, Roger, and Patti; grandchildren Ann, Chris, and Deanna. He is also survived by siblings Arthur, Howard, LeRoy, Lloyd, Beverley, and Marlene. Ralph was predeceased by his parents William and Florence and siblings Clarence, Bertha, Muriel, and Bernice. A memorial service for Ralph was held in Breton, Alta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Legion Br. #35, 2810 - Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9. Condolences to Ralph’s family may be emailed to email@example.com MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944
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The family of Hazel Beagle would like to thank all those who supported the family with condolences, cards and flowers. Thank you to Oberhammer Funeral Home for all your caring guidance. Pastor Debra Laing, thank you for your thoughtful service. The choir, so special thank you. Hazel called Parkland manor Home, thanks for the caring and friendships made there. Thank you to the Nurses and Doctors at the Rimbey Hospital for your caring ways.
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In Remembrance of Our Dear Wife, Sister, Mother, Grandmother and Friend ADELINE NESBITT Dec. 26, 1929 - Dec. 16, 2013 A year has rolled around, Since we said our good-bye. At times our hearts are heavy, And we think of you and sigh. We didn’t think the flowers, Would again, come out in bloom Nor sun come through the window pane, And brighten up the room. -Though our “sunshine” has departed, And we yet, still shed a tear. In our hearts you’re with us, Always, - Ever - Near. ~Ever Loved~
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Leedale Community Hall Christmas Potluck Supper Sunday, Dec. 21 5:00 p.m. Santa is coming! Everyone Welcome! THE LLOYDMINSTER Exhibition Association’s 96th Annual Pride of the Prairies Bull Show and Sale. Featuring Halter and Pen Shows. March 8 - 9, 2015. Entries Close: January 6, 2015: www. lloydexh.com. 306-825-5571.
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AMARYLLIS Rimbey AL-ANON WEEKLY MEETING FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF ALCOHOLICS. Tuesdays 8 p.m. Neighborhood Place 5115 - 49 Ave., Ponoka For more info 403-783-4557 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
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MCDONALD’S Restaurants operated by Cameron Bay Holdings Inc. now has positions for Assistant Restaurant Managers. Candidates require 3 - 5 years quick service experience along with some managerial experience. Previous McDonalds experience is an asset. Skills needed include: ability to work with store and other managers, hire and train crew, run effective shifts, maintain food and labour controls, be a brand ambassador to our guests as well as understand, maintain and support the store programs and procedures. Ability to work any days, hours or shifts as restaurants are 24 hours. Annual salary of $40,000. 00 plus benefits. Stores are located at 4419 Hwy 2A Ponoka, AB, 37479 Hwy 2, Red Deer County, and 37428 Hwy 2, Red Deer County. Fax resume to 403-783-4251. Email email@example.com.
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MCL Waste Systems & Environmental is looking for 3 Drivers to work in our Highway Division. If you have valid Class 1 license and 2 years driving experience with a clean abstract and have proven success dealing with customers, then we want to talk to you! Walking floor experience is preferred but will train the right candidate! This position is located in Red Deer County at the Horn Hill Waste Transfer Facility. Competitive wages! Excellent benefit program PETROFIELD Industries, after completion of the Leader in manufacturing probationary period. Hydrovac trucks, is accepting Apply with us today at resumes for the following firstname.lastname@example.org or positions: fax your resume to * Finished Product Testing 780-485-2645 Assistant - Quality Control Responsible for: ROADEX SERVICES Monitoring final assembly requires O/O 3/4 tons, 1 sign off process, tons and 3 tons for our RV performing visual division and O/O Semis inspections, finished and drivers for our RV and product testing, general freight deck administrative functions division. Paid by direct and projects. deposit, benefits and Qualifications: Grade 12, company fuel cards. related coursework and/or Border crossing required certification, previous with valid passport and quality control experience, clean criminal record. working knowledge of 1-800-867-6233; hydrovac truck manufacturing www.roadexservices.com. operations, ability to obtain a Class 3 Driver’s License. * Quality Control Manager (You will have trade or technical education, Quality Control training/ coursework / certification, Project Management Training. Fabricator/ welder experience, 3 - 5 years QC experience and CWB Supervisor Certification. Class 3A Driver’s\Licence an asset) * General Labourers * Industrial Painters * Sandblasters * Material Handler * 2nd Yr Welder with Aluminum experience Visit our website at: www.tornadotrucks.com for more details. Our Company has an enthusiastic fast paced working environment, with advancement possibilities for the motivated person, and offers an excellent benefit package. fax 403-742-5544 e-mail: email@example.com
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