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Closed: Stan Cummings, Karen Conover and Valerie St. Jean from Best Western Rimstone Ridge Hotel in Rimbey stand outside the closed doors of Henryâ€™s Restaurant. The Cuban chefs and their families have left Canada and moved to the United States due to changes to be made to the temporary foreign workers program. See story on pages 3 & 5. Treena Mielke Photo
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Cuban families leave Rimbey for Unmited States By Treena Mielke Madelin Sardina and her family loved the snow. “It was wonderful,” said the soft-spoken Cuban native, her friendly warm smile stretching up to her soft brown eyes. “It gave me the same feeling of awe as seeing the ocean.” “It was beautiful,” her husband Alex Suarez agreed. “We jumped in it,” he said, with a chuckle, the excitement in his voice similar to that of a young boy who had just discovered winter. But, that was then. It’s different now. During the winter of 2013/14, the snow seemed endless and the temperature, more often than not, hovered around 30 below. It was a brutal winter, but for the young Cubans it was a time when they saw a bright new future for themselves in Rimbey. It’s changed now. Now means moving on and saying tearful goodbyes and exchanging fierce hugs meant to last a lifetime. Only a few days ago, the family was forced to pack up whatever belongings they could fit into their vehicles and move on. Sardina, Suarez, Odofvany Rodriguez, Unia Garcia, Yoel Sosa and Jacqueline Coz, all from Cuba were employed by Stan Cummings and Karen Conover from Best Western Rimstone Ridge Hotel. They came to Rimbey to work and to live as part of the temporary workers program. They came in search of a better future, hoping to stay here forever. “We hope to live here forever,” said Sardina in an earlier interview. “We love our country, but there are many things not allowed. Here we will live better.” The families adjusted well and were grateful every single day for the freedom their new country allowed. “It was an honour for them to come to work, to drive a vehicle, to have the freedom to get a prescription for their children,” said Conover. However, what appeared to be a win/win situation for the Cuban families and their employers, turned into a heart wrenching tale of dashed hopes, tears and, finally, the closure of one of Rimbey’s fine eateries. Henry’s, the restaurant located at the Best Western, has closed its doors as its beloved chefs have fled the country, hoping to find a safe haven across the borders where they can finally live in peace. The families are now in the United States. They were worried, Conover explained, that talks between the Cuban government and United States could result in changes to the Cuban Adjustment Act. The impending changes, which could see the immigration laws tightening, caused the Cuban families to act
residency comes in in about one year.” Sardina said. quickly. “We supported them,” said Conover. “Their biggest fear While Conover is relieved the families have made was they would have to go back to Cuba.” it across the US border safely, she is angry with the But Conover, Cummings and their general manager Canadian government which she blames for forcing them Valerie St-Jean breathed collective sighs of relief when to leave. they received a phone call, Monday confirming that the A change in the temporary foreign workers program families had made it across the border. which include capping the number of foreign workers at In an email to Conover, Sardina described the ordeal of 10 per cent (of the total workers employed) by 2016, has crossing the border. effectively tied our hands, she said. “Five minutes before entering the borders we stopped Continued on Page 5 and planned our replies,” she said. Once we entered, the officer asked for the passports and as we planned before any other question Alex said: we are Cuban and want to adjust to the Cuban Adjustment Law in Rimbey welcomes The University of Saskatchewan, America. (He said that perCentre for the Study of Co-operatives, whom are fectly since he was reciting that all the way there.)” hosting a meeting in Rimbey on Thursday, January 29th, Brushing tears from her eyes, Conover continued to 2015 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (supper included) to read the email. explore co-operative development in rural and Aboriginal “We were individually asked many questions. We communities in western Canada. all said the truth as Stan advised and thing were easier,” she read. Town of Rimbey residents, local business owners, The families were defuture entrepreneurs and area residents are encouraged tained at the border for more than five hours, but fito attend to discuss local needs and explore possible nally were given permission solutions. A co-operative involves a group of people to cross. “They laughed with us, coming together to provide a solution to their common gave us advices in USA, played with the kids and needs. These can have a positive effect for economic we ended up friends. They and community development. loved Cuban sandwiches, but we never gave them the recipe. All our papers were Please contact email@example.com or done legally, our passports were stamped and we were firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register. given an ID card until our
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Best Western Rimstone Ridge Hotel regrets to announce the closing of Henry’s Restaurant. Due to changes in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, we were unable to fulfill the initial contract or extend the work permits for staff in Henry’s Restaurant. With only a few months left on their LMO, and their need to secure their livelihood, we supported Alex, Odofvany, Joel and their families to engage the last option available to them which was to enter the US under the American / Cuban Adjustment Law. THANK YOU to all patrons, friends, and those who made it so easy for them to call Rimbey home. We know they touched you with their spirit as well as their authentic Cuban food. This is indeed a sad day for us and such a loss for our town. Any Gift Certificates will be refunded.
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Memories are made of this On Saturday, my husband and I took our oldest grandson, who has just turned 11, to a Rebel’s hockey game. “Happy birthday, grandson,” I said, proudly, hoping my smile would reach across the table at the pizza place where we were having his birthday supper, and connect with his serious, grey green eyes and make them Treena Mielke smile, too. On The Other Side The tickets were, of course, our gift to him. However, if the honest to goodness truth were known, for me, at least, the tickets were a gift for us, too. Imagine being lucky enough to sit with your grandson, a boy just turned 11, watching the game, cheering when the home team scored, yelling, stamping your feet, eating junk food and just being one with the noisy, enthusiastic fans spilling out of the bleachers. “Fun!” “You can have whatever you want to eat,” I said, my generosity, because of the gift I had given to me, knowing no bounds. “We had found our seats and hit the concession almost simultaneously. “What do you want me to have, grandma?” he said politely. “I want you to eat lots of junk food and go back for more,” I said seriously. “I want you to eat lots and cheer really loudly and just have so much fun. I want you to be inspired by the players, not because they won, but because they tried so hard and, even from the stands where we were, you could see the sweat that beaded their brow and watch how, during the last minute of play in the tie game, their eyes were riveted to the score clock. I want you to be just happy and excited for no other reason than you are here at a hockey game in a nice, warm
arena sitting with two people who love you very much. And, some day, when you are all grown up and sitting in the stands with your buddies watching a hockey game somewhere, I hope that you will have a sudden flashback about one night just after you turned 11 when you were sitting with your grandparents in a nice, warm arena and you were happy. And I hope you will remember the crowd and the excitement and the cheering and how the game finally ended in a shootout, and your grandma cried when the other team scored. “I’m kidding! I did not cry, but it was sad, though. The goalie looked like he was
about ready to cry, too. Anyway, the game ended and I folded up the blanket that we didn’t need and my grandson put all the garbage we had accumulated in the garbage receptacle. I watched him, thinking our planet will be in good hands if his behavior is at all indicative of the next generation. “It was good hockey,” my husband said to his grandson. “But not as good as yours,” he added gently. And we agreed pond hockey, when your grandson is on one of the teams, is probably the best hockey there is! But sitting next to him at a Rebel’s game is pretty good, too. In fact, it’s probably the next best thing!
Premier floats the idea of a provincial sales tax CALGARY AB/ Troy Media/ tive to do economically produc- With oil prices plunging and protive things like work, save, invest, Mark Milke vincial resource revenues expected or be entrepreneurial. Guest Columnist to drop, there is no doubt that AlSome proponents of a sales tax Fraser Institute berta’s red ink will rise. In response, (or a consumption tax) argue for it Premier Jim Prentice has floated the with reference to Alberta’s rising notion of a provincial sales tax and/or hikes in budgetary red ink, or the province’s reliance on other taxes. resource revenues, or the desire to deposit money Falling oil prices are one obvious reason for into the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. Alberta’s pending red ink. Past spending comBut that should, first, bring us back to govmitments are another; more on that in a moment. ernment spending. In his recent statement, PrenFirst, let’s consider the sales tax question on its tice remarked that “I’m not getting into dissectown merits. ing how we ended up where we are.” Pure consumption taxes such as the GST Actually, such a dissection is exactly what’s make more sense by design than business or needed, especially in light of talks about a new personal income taxes. (For the record, a sales sales tax - or any other tax hike. tax can be a consumption tax but they are not The province of Alberta is “dependent” on always the same thing. Space does not permit an resource revenues the way an employee with explanation of the differences, but my analysis a $60,000 income is dependent on a one-time is about consumption taxes; think of the GST as $15,000 Christmas bonus. Start to incur obligaone example.) tions that presume $15,000 each year and you’re To understand why taxing consumption is in trouble. preferable to other types of taxes, consider the The province could have better controlled alternatives: high business taxes impede invest- past spending but instead, since the mid-2000s, ment and job creation (see France over the last made the same mistake as the employee expectseveral decades); high income taxes harm the ing an annual Christmas bonus. ability of people to save and invest in their future Here are the hard facts: Back in 1993/94, per (see Quebec and Ontario). person program spending (in real dollars) was In contrast, if governments can lower and $8,978. The Ralph Klein government including moderate those two taxes through the use of then-Finance Minister Jim Dinning cut that back consumption taxes (which can be designed to ex- to $6,828 per person by 1996/97. empt low-income earners), economies face less By 2004/05, per person program spending distortion. That’s because consumption taxes had risen to $8,965 - back to where it was before have a smaller adverse effect on people’s incen- the mid-1990s budget cuts.
Even if the province kept spending at these elevated levels, but restrained future increases within the bounds of inflation plus population growth (after 2004/05), the province would have produced surpluses in every year since, including during the recession. Instead, successive premiers and finance ministers let program spending get away from them. (That included refusing to moderate public sector compensation including pensions, for example.) By 2012/13 Alberta spent $10,672 per person on government programs. That extra spending, beyond inflation and population growth, meant that the province spent $300 billion on programs between 2005/06 and 2012/13 instead of $259 billion - a $41 billion difference. Let’s be clear. A consumption tax in Alberta makes sense if it is revenue neutral, where the government receives the same amount of money despite any changes to the tax system. Absent that critical caveat, higher and newer taxes would simply impede Alberta’s opportunity-based economy and culture. It would also mean that politicians, at this critical moment, chose to avoid the difficult dissection of how the province arrived at its fiscal predicament. The numbers reveal how government spending remains fundamental to any discussion about Alberta’s red ink. Mark Milke is a Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute and author of The Rhetoric and the Reality of Alberta’s Deficits in the 1980s, 1990s, and Now.
Cubans loved Rimbey Continued from Page 3 “The government is forcing them to flee to the United States where they are welcomed with open arms,” she added. Struggling to hold back the tears, Conover told the story of how the Cuban families embraced Rimbey, its people, and its way of life. She explained how the new employees wound their way into the hearts of their employers and the hearts of many people in Rimbey. The families celebrated Christmas together and the Cuban families brought new joy and meaning to the holiday. “They appreciated everything,” Cummings said. “And they were very well respected in the community.” “They made us appreciate everything we take for granted a lot more,” added St. Jean. “It’s like losing members of our family.” All three agreed the Cubans were dedicated, hard working employees willing to work long hours. “I am very angry the government can dictate to me the hours I can run my restaurant,’ said Karen.”Local people are not available for the shifts we need, the hours we need.” Both Conover and Cummings said contacting government officials about the temporary workers program got them nowhere. “As far as a response from the federal government, the doors were shut,” said Cummings. MP Blaine Calkins did not return phone calls to the Review by press time regarding the temporary foreign workers program. But even though the doors have closed on Henry’s Restaurant, residents can rest assured that the Cuban families will never forget the town, the kindnesses they were shown and the happy times they enjoyed here. “Please once again tell everybody we are already missing all and it is gonna be hard because you are all forever in our hearts. Rimbey from now on will be our hometown as well as Cuba,” said Jacqueline Coz in an email on behalf of her and her husband. “We agreed that for sure we will have a nice life and good opportunities here, but never such excellent employers and warm friends. We already miss our house in Rimbey and would like to extend a big Cuban hug and thanks to all of you for your support and love. All people of Rimbey will be in our heart forever,” said Suarez on behalf of herself and her husband. “We really are still very sad, but we really are in love with every people we meet in Rimbey. I think this could maybe help others because sometimes we must sacrifice some soldiers to win a battle,” said Unia Garcia in her email. Anyone concerned about the temporary workers program is asked to notify MP Blaine Calkins at email@example.com or telephone at 403-783-5530 or Jason Kenney, PC, MP at Jason. firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 403-225-3480.
Sylvan Lake Curling Club member Tom Barker leads a rock during a game at the Bentley Curling Club recently. JASMINE O’HALLORAN-HAN
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Criminal charges laid An alert Mountie patrolling town late one night observed a suspicious car with a female driver and a male in the back seat. When the officer stopped the car he found it to be stolen from Innisfail. Both occupants were arrested and were in possession of cocaine and magic mushrooms. Further investigation revealed the 20-year-old male was responsible for a theft at a local liquor store in Rimbey. In addition to the criminal charges, the 19-year-old female driver has also been charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license and for having no insurance. In Alberta, the fine for having no insurance is $2,875 for a first time offender and a minimum $5,000 for a second time offender. Meth head takes bad trip A local meth head was apprehended while taking a bad trip in his mind as a result of his use of illicit drugs and was transported by police to the hospital. The heavy drug user freaked out en route to the hospital because vampires were chasing the police cruiser along the way. Apparently, these undead beings are very fast and were keeping right up
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Local veterinarian competes in reality TV cooking series Jasmine O’Halloran–Han Black Press Ian Giebelhaus works as a rural veterinarian by day at the Rimbey Veterinary Clinic, but is also proving his cooking skills by competing in the second season on the reality TV series of MasterChef Canada, which premieres Sunday, Feb. 8 on CTV.
“The cooking competition is pretty intense, but I’m not easily stressed. I find the competition fun and not stressful.” Ian Giebelhaus
Giebelhaus, a Rimbey native, is one of the 49 finalist home cooks who is hoping to make it into the top 16 for the chance to win $100,000 cash prize and be named the next Canadian MasterChef. He does this by preparing signature dishes to impress three chef judges: Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile. Giebelhuas said that competing on the show has been a huge challenge, but something he is very proud of. He said the judges have some high expectations and everyone in the competition are good cooks. “The judges are not going to sugar coat anything, if you don’t do a good job they will let you know. This isn’t cooking for my mom,” Giebelhaus said. “The cooking competition is pretty intense, but I’m not easily stressed. I find the competition fun and not stressful. At the end of the day the judges either enjoy it or they don’t and that’s what I love.” Giebelhaus said he was not surprised to be chosen for the competition adding he wanted to participate because he really enjoys cooking and can function well within a highpressured atmosphere and gets along with other people. “Being a part of the MasterChef is a huge challenge. It’s an opportunity to pursue a dream and challenge yourself,” Giebelhaus said. “The challenge and the process are both incredible and difficult. Most people in reality TV shows say
‘that was a lot harder than what I thought it would be’.” Giebelhaus said he isn’t fazed by being on camera and doesn’t notice when he is being filmed, as he is too focused on cooking. What he finds most challenging is cooking meals for the judges in one hour, while working with very sharp knives in the kitchen. Never the less, he focuses on cooking. “Most of us don’t cook on a clock, but it’s a challenge and an incredible experience,” Giebelhaus said. “When you’re focused on cooking it’s your happy place; it’s a thrill to be able to cook.” Giebelhaus said he cooks a little bit of everything but he especially loves cooking Italian food and simple Italian dishes such as prosciutto and piselli which he describes as a special old Italian peasant dishes. When in the kitchen and cooking up a storm, while listening to music, Giebelhaus said he doesn’t follow recipes or measure out ingredients as he doesn’t always have all the ingredients called for. “We have good grocery stores in town but we don’t have all the ingredients at our finger tips,” Giebelhaus said. Trying new things and adding new ingredients when making a dish is something he can do when cooking, but trying something new on an animal isn’t something he can do as a veterinarian, and this is one of the reasons Giebelhaus loves cooking. “Being a vet you can’t just try new drugs on animals, but in cooking you can try new ingredients all the time. I have had spectacular failures and if it’s bad enough it goes in the garbage, but I’m too stubborn to admit that it didn’t work out so I try to eat it anyway,” Giebelhaus said. “You can experiment with cooking, but not on animals.” Geibelhaus said he thinks people can have more than one grand desire in life as he said he enjoys being a veterinarian, but he loves cooking because it takes his mind off work and gives him a mental break. “When I have a day off I will be cooking up a storm with the radio turned on and I love that and that’s how I relax,” Geibelhaus said. “I am very happy being a veterinarian. There are always people that don’t know things about you. I love being a veterinarian at work, but when I go home I love to get my chef on.”
TV star – Rimbey’s very own Ian Giebelhaus will compete as a finalist in season two of MasterChef Canada, a series where 49 Canadian chefs will compete to make the best dishes that impress the top three chef judges. TV series premiers Sunday, Feb. 8 on CTV. Photo submitted
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Understanding Loss & Grief Recovery Rimbey and District Victim Services have recognized the increased tragedy and loss experienced in the community of Rimbey of late. We understand the struggles faced by the ﬁrst responders, family members, friends, caregivers and the general public in trying to make sense of a loss and coping with these tragedies. To begin the healing process and help you through this time, Rimbey and District Victim Services has attained the assistance of Lorri Brewer, an award winning author, speaker and near-death survivor. In a 1 hour presentation, Lorri will help you ﬁnd a small sense of peace within your loss and teach you the acceptance of grief. If you ﬁnd yourself struggling with loss, missing those you love and having a hard time ﬁnding your new normal, please join us. Don’t miss this powerful talk! Lorri has graciously donated her time and a copy of her book “Heaven Time” to each registered participant and will be available after the presentation for one-onone time. Please RSVP.
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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.
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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
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Curling: A-event winners from Rimbey at the Rimbey Town and Country Bonspiel held Jan. 9 and 10 are Kevin Mayan, second, Jody Mayan, lead, Anna Ledieu, third and Brent Ledieu, Skip Photo submitted
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QuitCore program helps local residents quit tobacco Free, six-week AHS workshop returns to Rimbey next month
C-event winner from Sylvan Lake in the Town and Country Bonspiel are Joey Olsen, third, Doug Hunt, skip, Scott Tompkins, second and Terri Hunt, lead. Photo submitted
RIMBEY – Local residents wishing to kick their tobacco habits can access the tools and support needed to build a tobacco-free lifestyle when QuitCore, a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) tobacco-cessation program, returns to the community next month. Led by trained cessation professionals, in partnership with the Wolf Creek Primary Care Network, the QuitCore program teaches tobacco users how to develop a plan to quit while providing strategies to address recovery symptoms, manage stress and, ultimately, prevent relapse. The program also connects participants with others trying to quit. QuitCore will be offered on six consecutive Mondays beginning February 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the auditorium in the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre – 5228 50 Ave. Phone toll-free 1-866-710-QUIT (7848) to register. More information is also available from www.albertaquits.ca. Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and premature death in Alberta, causing more than 3,000 deaths each year across the province. Many more Albertans suffer from tobacco-related illnesses. AHS offers various programs and services to help Albertans quit tobacco, including telephone and online support services, one-on-one counselling and group cessation programs such as QuitCore, which launched in 2008. The program is now available in more than 20 communities across the province. 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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Rimbey’s Christmas Gift to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank Submitted For a number of years the entire proceeds from the Christmas program presented by the Rimbey Community Chorus have been given to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. This is a partnership of 15 church and church-based agencies that have been working together since 1983 to end global hunger. Free-will donations given at this year’s presentation, “Christmas Alleluia” totalled $3349. Thanks to the Canadian Government’s support in the effort to end hunger around the world, this amount will be matched on a 4 to 1 basis; which means that as a result of our community’s giving, more than $13,000 will go to the Foodgrains Bank. Thank you, Rimbey Community Chorus, and your dedicated director, Annette Boorman; and thank you everyone who attended the Christmas program and gave so generously. Your gifts are truly appreciated.
On ice – Rimbey skating club coach Joslyn Snow teaches Avery Kenly (purple jacket) and Emma Tennant (black Gap jacket) how to stand up on the ice during the skating lesson held at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre. JASMINE O’HALLORAN-HAN
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Reader expresses great pride in community Dear Editor, Pride! Here is where I live. I have chosen Rimbey as my home for my family for a number of special reasons. Some of which I will talk to. It is our wish that every man, women and child should be able to leave home and return to their loved ones. This is true in relation to law, WCB and occupational health and safety, let alone human rights. A man or woman going to work today by occupational standards is to be educated and trained into the risks of their work place. Failing to do this as an employer might possibly involve your entire work program or sites being shut down until this has been audited and proven. Further, as a family, one can have their family life scrutinized for what might be seen as the wrong disciplinary action up to and including legal action. I am very proud of our military, RCMP, our health care facilities, nurses, doctors, technicians, our EMT, firefighters, dentists and physiotherapists who go to work every day to improve our way of life. So I ask the question what do we need to do as members of our community both in town and the municipality to ensure that we have a safe community with all the privileges of a major city? I would think that we need to: Support our essential services with the respect they deserve. Stand behind our town
council when decisions are hard and just not expect that they will satisfy all. Support the RCMP if you are aware of or have questions about the potential of illegal activities drunk drivers, drugs, prostitution or family abuse Help identify what might need to change in our community to promote further economic development with a safe and healthy environment for all in and around our community Contact our elected members provincially when travesty is left open without closure make our voices heard either directly or through social media This year we have lost loved ones, RCMP and soldiers all to the actions of those that we were aware of and had the ability to stop. A pipefitter with 60 plus charges with outstanding warrants still walking on the streets that takes his own life after he has shot two RCMP A sex offender that just walks away and becomes again on the loose Loved ones that have died because of a drunk or drugged drivers Families destroyed because of abuse or lack of action by those that could have made a difference How does our legal system allow some of these known perpetrators get through the legal system to live amongst us? What is stopping the trades from policing their own population to ensure they are not contributors to
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alcohol, drugs, prostitution and spousal abuse. After all employers have to run them through a DNA testing program to work in many locations throughout Canada. Should this not be the responsibility of their trade to provide employees that are not wanted criminals or are alcohol and drug abusers? Why do we have over two hundred potential terrorists being watched by or security forces on our land in Canada? What is wrong with our immigration system that does not place a strong time line before they are allowed to stay in Canada (say five years without criminal charge or relationship to a terrorist group)? Why have we not tried to recover all the funds taken from us as taxpayers by our politicians that we elected in trust (money given to members of the committee that never met or any other elected official who abuses their
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ter for recreation and travel with the opportunity to live and work wherever we wish. Our location allows access to major highways and airports. Workforces today often travel from small communities or growing communities. This could potentially be Rimbey, after all, we have all
expense accounts or power)? In Rimbey, we have the ability to have the safest community in central Alberta, if not Canada, however we must all do our part in some small way. This is as simple as talking to those that will listen Report it. We are the hub of an ever-growing cen-
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Finance minister discusses priorities in Sylvan Lake By Treena Mielke
The crowd who gathered at a Sylvan Lake Chamber luncheon to listen to the finance minister’s take on Alberta’s future as oil prices continue to plunge were not given any definitive answers, but the message presented was not all doom and gloom. Alberta Finance Minister Robin Campbell assured those in attendance at the luncheon held last Friday at Hockey Central that government officials now at the helm of the province were capable and trustworthy. He stressed that Albertans could rest assured there wouldn’t be a repeat of past mistakes such as drastic cuts to infrastructure. “Our government’s not going to make that mistake again,” he said. However, the finance minister stressed today’s government is looking at “sound fiscal management” adding programs and initiatives such as the Municipal Sustainability Initiative needs to be reviewed. “MSI has to go to communities that actually need it,’ he said. Health care, human services, education from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and post secondary education remain the government’ priority, he said, adding the population is continuing to expand, which means the construction of new schools will be necessary. “We are the only province that has more assets than liabilities,” said Min. Campbell. Everyone realizes oil
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B-event winners from Rimbey at the Rimbey Town and Country Bonspiel are Carol Hannesson, lead, Lance Hannesson, second, Jody Woolsey, third and Kevin Woolsey, skip. Photo submitted
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THANK YOU! Thank you to all who helped out at the Christmas Dinner by donating your time, food, gifts and monies. Thank you for all who came out to enjoy Christmas Dinner and share the day. Thank you to the United Church for a great space. Stay healthy and see you all next year. ~ Gayle & Dave
Rimbey Rocky Mountain House Sundre RIMBEY-ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE-SUNDRE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING The Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre PC Association is seeking nominations for individuals interested in becoming the candidate to represent the constituency and the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta in the upcoming election. The nomination period to obtain information, complete the nomination papers, and pay the nomination fee will commence January 27th, 2015 and will close at noon on February 6th. The nomination polls (if necessary) will be held between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on February 21st, 2015 at various locations to be announced at a later date. Voters shall be members in good standing of the PCAA, must ordinarily reside in Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre, be a Canadian citizen, and be at least 14 years of age. When voting, members must show PCAA Membership card, and two (2) pieces of identiﬁcation, at least one of which must be photo identiﬁcation. The boundaries of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre are to be found on Elections.ab.ca. Interested parties may obtain further information, sets of nomination papers and details of the nomination process from the Nomination Chairperson, Tom Clark at 403-729-2340.
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EDRUPT Bessie Edith Edrupt of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with her children and special friends, Sid and Shirley by her side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Area One on Monday, January 19, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Bessie was born to Teddy and Florie Budden at Stauffer, Alberta on March 13, 1928. She was raised on the family farm on the Butte flats, and attended Clear Creek School. She was united in marriage to Edwin Hansen of Butte, Alberta on February 4, 1948. On that winter’s day, Bessie’s brothers, Bob and George, towed them in their car with a John Deere tractor to Rocky Mountain House in a blizzard to be married in the Presbyterian Church. This union was blessed with three children: David, Vivian, and Neil. In the fall of 1958, Bessie and Edwin left the farm at Butte and moved to Rocky Mountain House. Bessie worked in the hotels in Rocky until 1966 when she and Ed separated and Bessie relocated to Banff where she worked in the motels there. She later met Nick Edrupt and they were married on October 2, 1968. After a few years in Banff, Bessie and Nick moved to Enderby, B.C. for a short time before returning to Alberta and settling in Caroline to be closer to her children and grandchildren. In 1988, Nick became ill and they moved to Rimbey where he passed away on November 28, 1988. Rimbey became Bessie’s home until her own passing. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Bessie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed her two sons, Dave (Valorie) Hansen of Caroline; and Neil (Villetta) Hansen of Buck Creek, Alberta; her daughter, Vivian (Dave) Mulligan of Rimbey; and special friends, Sid and Shirley Butler of Olds; in addition to eleven cherished grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her sister, Daisy (Ed) Keim of Caroline; her special niece, Linda (Brad) Clark of Enderby, B.C.; numerous additional nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives, and a host of treasured friends. Bessie was predeceased by her parents, Teddy and Florie; her first husband, Edwin in 1974; her second husband, Nick in 1988; her great grandson, Isrial Krahn; four brothers: Cecil, Bill, Bob, and George; and two sisters, Nellie and Jane. A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Bessie’s Life was held at the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, Rimbey on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend David Holmes officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Raven Union Church Cemetery, Raven, Alberta. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Bessie’s Memory may be made directly to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: email@example.com Funeral and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Bessie Edith Edrupt entrusted to the care of OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD. 1-403-843-4445
Willa Margaret Dreichel of Rimbey, Alberta passed away following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Willa will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her beloved husband of 68 years, Albert; and her children: Darlene Hendrickson, Doreen (Larry) Butler, Colleen (Vern) Kuhn, Donald (Marie) Dreichel, and Jo Ann Kalmbach; as well as eight cherished grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by two brothers, Howard (Emily) Huff of Vancouver, B.C.; and Clarence Huff of Wetaskiwin; in addition to many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Willa was predeceased by her son, Ted; her granddaughter, Tara Scott (Kuhn); and her sister, Catherine Midtdal. With respect for Willa’s wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. An Interment Service will be held at a later date in the Dalby Cemetery, Falun, Alberta. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Willa’s Memory may be made directly to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Cremation Arrangements for the Late Willa Margaret Dreichel entrusted to the care of OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD. 1-403-843-4445
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Dr. Adzich, the staff of Rimbey Clinic, Rimbey Hospital, Rimbey Home Care, Rimbey Value Drug Mart, Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer, St. Margaret’s R.C. Church and Oberhammer Funeral Directors. With deep appreciation for their kindness and support during a very distressing time. The Beeby Family
In Memory of Kathy Maser My family and I wish to express our deep appreciation to those who have offered such kindness, support and comfort as we come to terms with the sudden passing of our much loved and missed wife, mother, Nana, sister, daughter, and friend: Kathleen Rose Maser. We especially wish to thank Wilson’s Funeral Chapel and Reverend James Strachan for the beautiful service held in celebration of Kathy’s life. Special thanks go out to my nephew Shane Graham for his courageous and beautifully expressed eulogy in honor of ‘Aunty Kath’: you should be so proud of yourself. We also wish to thank our nieces and family who put together the photos and music of so many memorable events in our lives together. Much gratitude and appreciation goes out to Mrs. Betty Reimer for putting out a great lunch, Constable Larissa Shadforth and the Paramedics for all their help during this difficult time. Many thanks also to all those who sent flowers, food, donations, cards, and prayers. Kathy was the centre of our universe and we are so thankful that all of you stepped forward to surround us with strength and love as we mourn the loss of such a bright light. Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. Sincere Thanks, Barry Maser, Teresa, Jeremy and family.
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Oilfield Maintenance TELL it all! Tell it well! Make Operator or Laborer Must have valid class 4 your ads sell for you by giving full description of goods or services offered. Include prices and terms. Phone 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly ad taker.
drivers licence and must have safety tickets. Fax resume to 403-746-5131 or email email@example.com
RIMBEY & DISTRICT CRIME WATCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tues. Feb 10, 2015 at Last West Hall
Dinner: 6 pm meeting to follow Silent Auction Tickets $20 at Rimbey RCMP Detachment or any Board Member Everyone welcome! Coming Events
THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for 4 F/T Exp’d LINE COOKS at all stations. MUST HAVE:
TANKMASTER RENTALS req’s Exp’d Class 1 Fluid Haulers for Central • Alberta. Oilfield tickets req’d. Competitive salary and job bonuses. Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 403-340-8818
Cameron Bay Holdings Inc. o/a McDonalds’s in Ponoka and Red Deer (Gasoline Alley East and West) is now hiring full time and part time Food Service Supervisors. Wages are between $13.75 to $16.00 per hour, depending upon experience and qualifications. Candidates must be able to wok a variety of shifts and have 3 to 5 years previous experience. Must be able to supervisor up to 20 crew. Part-time applications will be accepted from Canadians and Permanent Residents. Apply in person 4419 Hwy 2A, Ponoka, 37479 Hwy 2, Red Deer, and 37428 Hwy 2, Red Deer or email resume to email@example.com or fax to 403-783-4251. Cameron Bay Holdings Inc. o/a McDonalds’s in Ponoka and Red Deer (Gasoline Alley East and West) is now hiring full time and part time Food Service Supervisors. Wages are between $13.75 to $16.00 per hour, depending upon experience and qualifications. Candidates must be able to wok a variety of shifts and have 3 to 5 years previous experience. Must be able to supervisor up to 20 crew. Part-time applications will be accepted from Canadians and Permanent Residents. Apply in person 4419 Hwy 2A, Ponoka, 37479 Hwy 2, Red Deer, and 37428 Hwy 2, Red Deer or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 403-783-4251.
Training for life First Aid Training teaches how to respond confidently when injuries occur.
2 yrs. relevant exp., completion of High School, be reliable, self motivated, work well under limited supervision in fast paced environment.
Salary is $14 - $18./hr. 40 hr. wk. dependant on exp. 733644 Ab Ltd. O/A The Rusty Pelican Location of employment: 4105 2079 - 50 Ave. Red Deer, AB T4R 1Z4 email: bennett2014.bkkp@ gmail.com or Call 403-347-1414 or Fax to: 403-347-1161 Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
CERTIFIED HD Mechanics, Truck Coach Mechanics, 3-4 year HD/TC Apprentices. Ontario-based projects in Northern Ontario and Canada. Work/travel schedules vary. Security clearances, substance screening and medicals may be required. See our hot jobs page www.tramin.ca. Send resume to: Chris@tramin.ca.
ARE you interested in pursuing an exciting career with Petrofield Industries at our Tornado Hydrovac Trucks’ manufacturing production facility? We are centrally located in the family-friendly community of Stettler, Alberta. We currently have an opening for:
Service and Parts Manager Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast-paced working environment, with advancement opportunities. Wage would be commensurate with experience/skills. For more information about this position and our company, check out our website www.tornadotrucks.com. Resumés can be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 403-742-1905. FULL-TIME AUTOMOTIVE Technician. Must be a proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship. Excellent wage and benefit package. Email resume: brandon@ brabymotors.com. Fax 1-250-832-4545, Braby Motors, Salmon Arm, BC. INTERESTED IN the Community Newspaper business? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: awna.com/for-job-seekers.
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ADVERTISING CONSULTANT The Sylvan Lake News has an immediate full time opening for an Advertising Consultant. Preference will be given to those with strong credentials in media advertising; however if you have a proven history in sales of any genre, we encourage you to apply. As a successful candidate, you will be an integral part of a dynamic sales team. You will be resourceful, effective and capable of partnering with new clients in the development and growth of their business. The successful candidate will be responsible for servicing existing accounts with an emphasis on developing and growing new accounts. We invite those meeting the above qualiÄcations to submit their resume and references prior to February 4, 2015 to:
Sylvan Lake News Publisher
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CAREER FAIR Join our growing team. We have career opporunities available: 12345
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• Apprentice, Journeyman, Resident Technicians in Bonnyville, Edson, Hinton • Lead Hand
• Customer Support Advisor • Product Specialist - Paving & Asphalt • Heavy and Light Equipment Sales Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at www.brandtjobs.com or by calling 306-791-8923. Brandt Tractor is the world’s largest privately held John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment dealer and a Platinum member of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program.
Suite 103, 5020 – 50A Street Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1R2 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 403-887-2081 We would like to thank all those who apply; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.
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RIMBEY COMMUNITY HOME HELP SERVICES/FCSS Parts Manager - Ponoka Location We are hiring a Parts Manager to for our Parts Department at our Ponoka Location. Experience is a must. This position requires someone who is very organized, able to multi-task, and has superb customer satisfaction skills. The Parts Manager is responsible for many things including: • Running a proﬁtable and efﬁcient Parts Department • Accomplishing objectives through the use of proper purchasing procedures • Inventory control • Staff utilization • Pricing • Merchandising • Displaying • Advertising
is presently accepting applications for the position of Casual Health Care Aide for a variety of shifts. A certiﬁcate is preferred for this position, but training is available to the right candidate. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. We offer competitive wages and a great work environment. Duties include, but are not limited to personal care and light housekeeping. Deadline to Apply is Jan 30, 2015 Fax your resume to 843-3270 Attention Brenda Soderberg or email to email@example.com Or mail to Rimbey Community Home Help Services Box 404 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0
ALBERTA LIQUOR STORE, restaurant with outdoor patio, bar with 10 V.L.T’s. Residential properties included. High Prairie has dynamic industrial growth, with 130 million in permits sold over two years; josephine .firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-780-507-7999.
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THE DISABILITY Tax Credit. $1,500 yearly tax credit. $15,000 lump sum refund (on average). Covers: hip/knee replacements, back conditions & restrictions in walking and dressing 1-844-453-5372.
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880 VANCOUVER ISLAND JOB OPPORTUNITIES • Sawmill & Production Superintendents • Maintenance Superintendents • Quality Control Supervisor • Maintenance12345 Supervisors • Maintenance Planners
Complete job details can be viewed at: http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/ our-people-employment/careers/ Western Forest Products Inc. is a margin focused integrated company safely producing lumber from coastal forests. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit us at www.westernforest.com More than a job. Think career. Think ownership.
Would you like to take the GED in your community?
Tired of the same old thing? At CP you can be part of something historic. You have a chance to make a difference, to see Canada, and build a future. CP is one of Canada’s most iconic companies. We move the goods that keep the world turning, and we’re on our way to doing it better than anyone else. To get there, CP is looking for some adaptable, hardworking, safety-conscious, and results-driven people to join our force of conductors. You don’t need: Railroading experience Connections You do need: Great attitude Willingness to learn To work in and around Red Deer
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Red Deer Rocky Mtn. House Rimbey Caroline Castor Sylvan Lake Innisfail Stettler Ponoka Lacombe Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca
Sunterra Meats in Trochu, 45 minutes South East of Red Deer is looking for enthusiastic, hard working individuals to join their team at their processing plant. Experience in the meat industry a definite asset. Training provided. Starting wage $14.00 per hour, increases based on skill and experience. Benefit package, travel allowance and a signing bonus. For more information, contact Trish at 403-442-4202 or email@example.com
For additional information on Canadian Pacific and this career opportunity, visit us online at www.cpr.ca.
Only those candidates contacted will be considered. All communication will be directed to the email address you use on your online application form. The journey has begun but is far from over.
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Top candidates will be experienced in swiching operations and will have the ability to perform yard duties while demonstrating initiative and strong organizational skills. Incumbents are
subject to employment veriﬁcation checks, criminial record checks and pre-employment medicals including drug and alcohol testing. To apply please visit our website at www.candoltd.com and/or email John.Quirk@candoltd.com
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STEAM TRUCK & PRESSURE WASHING SERVICES • Oilfield • Residential • Agriculture Fully Insured Call Rene 780-312-5767
RALPH’S PAINTING “When Ralph’s done brushing you don’t feel rolled” Journeyman painter, serving the area: since 1984
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BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: www.albertalending.ca. 587-437-8437, Belmor Mortgage. DEBT CONSOLIDATION Program. Helping Canadians repay debt, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of credit! Qualify now to be debt free. 1-877-220-3328. Government approved, BBB accredited. DISABILITY BENEFIT GROUP. Suffering from a disability? The Canadian Government wants to give you up to $40,000. For details check out our website: www.disabilitygroupcanada.com or call us today toll free 1-888-875-4787.
Switchperson- Edmonton Cando Rail Services provides safe and efficient railcar switching services to a customer site in Edmonton. The busy switching operation has opportunities available for experienced Switching Conductors and Operators to work full-time.
REFORESTATION NURSERY SEEDLINGS of hardy trees, shrubs, & berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Full boxes as low as $0.99/tree. Free shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or www.treetime.ca.
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Excellent leadership skills, strong computer skills, and the ability to thrive in a busy work environment are very important. We are looking for someone who can start immediately. Please send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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GET BACK on track! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need money? We lend! If you own your own home you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420; www.pioneerwest.com. MYSTICAL VISIONS 4710 - 51 Ave., Red Deer PALM AND TAROT READING Available by appt. 403-304-8235
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RIMBEY BUSINESS DIRECTORY Action Autobody
RIMBEYDENTALCARE DR. STEVE CALDER BS C DDS
Rimbey Windshields - Heavy Equipment Glass Residential & Commercial Mobile â€˘ Pickup & Delivery â€˘ In Shop Owner: Jamin Sargeant
Rimbey Implements Ltd.
â€œWeâ€™re in the Business of Making You Look Goodâ€? 3 kms North & 3 kms East of Rimbey on Hwy #53
Owner Carey Anderson
THIS COULD BE YOUR BUSINESS CARD
$30.00+ GST PER WEEK
Al York General Manager Cell: (403) 783-0593 5410 - 43 Street Bus: (403) 843-3700 Fax: (403) 843-3430 Rimbey, AB
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$30.00+ GST PER WEEK
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