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Urgent care a community priority The community’s pursuit of an urgent care facility has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the years, but through the fight, one fact has remained clear — that Sylvan Lakers aren’t going to rest until they receive better access to emergency health care. Earlier this year, news was received that funding would be provided for the sought-after facility, prompting community-wide celebrations as stakeholders began planning the next steps forward. With the election of a new provincial government, however, uncertainty once again prevailed, and the Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee began contemplating ways of getting the issue back onto the table. The result — a highly successful golf fundraiser that brought in over $27,000 for the cause, proving urgent care was still at the fore of community members’ minds — where it remains today. Urgent care has since been identified by both members of Sylvan Lake Town Council and InnisfailSylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre as the community’s number-one lobbying priority. And Sylvan Lake isn’t alone in the fight. Along with the many individuals and businesses who have generously supported the cause, several municipalities surrounding Sylvan Lake — who stand to benefit from the existence of such a facility — are also backing the pursuit. But it is ongoing, and as such, it needs the community’s ongoing support. Visit sylvanlake.ca/urgentcare for updates, and find out how you can play your part. - NEWS STAFF

Proud Supporters - MP Blaine Calkins and Mayor Sean McIntyre could be seen at Tim Hortons handing out smile cookies on Tuesday morning as part of the weeklong smile cookie campaign. Over 2,000 smile cookies were sold over the week with proceeds going to Sylvan Lake Urgent Care. JENNA SWAN

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Fun commmunity event detailing NexSource Centre updates to be held Saturday JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

The community is patiently waiting the completion of

the NexSource Centre expected to be finished in February of 2017. In the meantime, the multiplex centre will host an event to inform the community on

the progress. “It’s a general update as to where things are going in which we can also get some community enthusiasm back into the facility,” said co-chair

PROUDLY PRESENTED BY: McDONALDS SYLVAN LAKE The Community Calendar is an open bulletin board for non-profit community groups running free events open to the general public. Submissions must be received by Monday at 4 p.m. and should be kept as concise as possible. We will edit for content and length. We strive to publish all submissions we receive, however, due to the number of items or space availability, we are not able to guarantee publication. If you need to be sure your message runs, we suggest you place your message in the Classified section. Deliver submissions to our office at Suite 103, 5020 50A St., Sylvan Lake, fax to 1-403-887-2081 (Toll-Free 1-888-999-2081) or email to editor@ sylvanlakenews.com. Be certain to include dates, times and contact information.

Special Events Friday, September 18 - The Alberta Friesian Horse Association hosts the best Friesien Horse Inspection of Alberta at Bosch Farms, Burnt Lake Trail in Red Deer. Friesian horse breeders from the province and abroad will bring their most beautiful Friesians for the inspection. Kick-off at 8:30. Inspection is for purebred KFPS registered Friesian horses only. For info: contact@afha.ca, or 403-598-3675 (Annie). Monday, September 21 - Sylvan Lake Community Partners Annual General Meeting, 7 p.m. at 4936 50 Ave. in Sylvan Lake. Monday, September 21 - The Sylvan Lake Seniors Lodge (4620 47 Ave.) is hosting their Alzheimer’s Coffee Break from 1:30-3 p.m. Entertainment by Spectrum Band. Coffee and cookies served with all donations going to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta. Monday, September 21 - Sylvan Lake Sacred Massed Choir practices begin at Ecole H. J. Cody High School, directed by Kerry Heisler, 7-9 p.m.. Love to sing? For info, contact Dolce Moir at 403-8874037. Saturday, September 26 - Alzheimer’s Society Coffee Break at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Everyone welcome! Drop-in. Make a donation in support of the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and enjoy a cup of coffee and a homemade dessert.

Support Programs Sylvan Lake AA meetings. Tuesdays 7:30 pm Lions Hall; Sundays 8 pm Presbyterian Church (north door). For more information call male 403-887-4470, 403-588-5491 or female 403-887-4297. Sylvan Lake Al-Anon (for families and friends of alcoholics) 8 pm Sundays, Presbyterian Church (north door), Kathy 403-887-4470 or Robyn 403-887-2961. Narcotics Anonymous meetings Thursday nights at 7:30 pm at Sylvan Lake Bethany Care, 4700 47th Ave. T.O.P.S. weight loss support group meets at St. Mary’s and St. Timothy’s Anglican Church Hall every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Anyone welcome. Please call Joanne at 403-887-5200 for more info. Weekly Events Mondays - Toastmasters Sylvan’s Slick Speakers meeting at Sylvan Lake Alliance Church, 4404 47 Ave. from 7-8:15 pm. Our club is open to everyone wishing to improve their communication and leadership skills. For info call Shawn Palm at 403-887-2577. Mondays - Sylvan Lake Sacred Massed Choir practices take place at Ecole H. J. Cody High School (beginning Sept. 21), directed by Kerry Heisler, 7-9 p.m. Love to sing? For info, contact Dolce Moir at 403-887-4037. Tuesdays - Tai chi classes begin on Sept. 8 to Dec. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church hall. Wear comfy clothes and inside shoes. Call 403-346-6772 or visit www. taoist.org. At the Seniors Centre: Mondays-Wii bowling; Tuesdays-Men’s Yoga, Exercise Class, Drop In Scrabble/Games; Tuesday night-drop in crib; Wednesdays-lunches, Bible Study; Thursdays-Bingo; Fridays-Yoga. Wednesdays - 55+ Club Potluck at Sylvan Lake Legion starting at 12 noon. Jam session to follow. Everyone Welcome. At the Sylvan Alliance Church - Bible Study on Revelation starting at 7 p.m. - Call Al at 587 377 1085 for more information Thursdays - Sylvan Lake Seniors Bus to Red Deer. Pick-up starts at 9:15 am. Returning to Sylvan 1 pm from Parkland Mall. Call Don/ Lydia Lanterman at 403-864-2230. Thursdays - Community Bingo at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Pre-call at 6:30 bingo starts at 7 pm. Canteen opens at 5:30 pm. Fridays - Meat draw at the Sylvan Lake Legion beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Monthly Events First Wednesday every month - The first Wednesday of every month is devoted to teen art projects at the Library! Everything from baked clay art to graffiti! 4-5 p.m. See you there! First Sunday every month - Sylvan Lake Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary breakfast at the Legion. 4916 50 Ave. 9 am to 1 pm. Everyone welcome. Volunteers Wanted Volunteers are required for Friends of the Library committee. Do you enjoy the library? Would you like to make a difference? We are looking for enthusiastic friends to support the library in many different ways. Please join us and have fun, meet like-minded people, volunteer and feel good about supporting a service that benefits everyone in the community! Call Debbie at 403-887-0968. Are you organized and dedicated and want to be part of a great team? Veterans Voices of Canada is now searching for Volunteers are required for Friends of the Library committee. Do you enjoy the library? Would you like to make a difference? We are looking for enthusiastic friends to support the library in many different ways. Please join us and have fun, meet like-minded people, volunteer and feel good about supporting a service that benefits everyone in the community! Call Debbie at 403-887-0968. Are you organized and dedicated and want to be part of a great team? Veterans Voices of Canada is now searching for volunteers to fill a variety of volunteer positions within our organization. Be a part of our upcoming annual events and tributes such as our Veteran Appreciation Day and Flags of Remembrance. Also needed are interview transcribers and committee members. Help us in our mission of keeping history alive by volunteering with us. Thanks in advance. Contact us at info@vetvoicecan.org. Groups & Activities Sylvan Lake Quilters Guild meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at the Seniors Centre at 7 p.m. New members welcome. For information, please contact Joyce Thrush at 403-887-3287. C.H.I.P.S - Children’s Indoor Play Space is a non-structured playtime for children 0-5 years old. Riding, climbing and bouncing toys provided and parents and caregivers can socialize. Mondays 9-11am, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30-11:30am, Thursdays 12:30-2:30pm at the community centre. Contact Kari for info 403-392-0323.

for the fundraising committee for the NexSource Centre, Amy Komarniski. The building of the Centre is critical to the community because it will serve as a facility for health, fitness and recreation. “It’s a landmark facility for Sylvan Lake and it’s by far the largest investment in infrastructure that we’ve had in a project like this to date,” Komarniski said. The facility will have skating, aquatics, curling, running tracks and a senior’s centre - all

of which are vital amenities to the Town. Many groups involved within these activities and sports will want to understand if and how the construction of the future facility will impact the current facility. “Understanding how the development of the facility will impact the usage this fall is no doubt a question that many community members have,” Komarniski said. To keep children entertained during the event a bouncy castle, crafts, face

painting and games will be set up. There will also be a hockey game involving firefighters and the RCMP versus children. “It’s about getting the community involved so they can see what will be available at that facility when it’s opened,” Komarniski said. The event will be hosted at the Multiplex Sept. 19, starting at 1 p.m. with Town councillors and Mayor Sean McIntyre also in attendance. reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

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Free courses being offered to assist parents BY JENNA SWAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Some say parenting is the hardest job in the world. Thankfully the Sylvan Lake Parent Support & Resource Centre is here to help as the Centre will launch a number of free group programs this September. Leanne Lyon, parent resource support worker at the Centre explained the programs aim to offer tips and strategies for parents to add to their ‘tool kits’. “I think a lot of parents work full time, there are also people raising children on their own without the help of a spouse or family,” said Lyon during an interview with Sylvan Lake News. “It’s nice to have people to call or talk to about certain stages of development or a place to get various tips and strategies.” While Lyon and the Centre have been offering one-onone parenting sessions since as early as January 2015 this will be the first time they have offered group programming. Parent support education sessions include Active Parenting 1, 2, 3, 4, Active Parenting Stepfamilies, Navigating Motherhood, and Newcomers to Sylvan Lake and Area. Lyon explained Active Parenting 1, 2, 3, 4 will delve into

the work done by Dr. Michael Popkin, a family and child therapist out of Atlanta. “He describes active parenting as supporting the growth and development of children and providing them with ways to survive and thrive in a democratic society,” said Lyon. “But the key message there is protecting and preparing your children in a way that will allow them to survive and thrive in the real world while still being a good parent.” Active Parenting Stepfamilies hopes to address concerns parents face when parenting in a blended family. “When you are parenting in a step family it can be very difficult - if you are trying to parent children that aren’t yours by birth and there are other parents involved it can be very tricky, “You need to understand what the boundaries are for yourself, the other parents involved, as well as for the child, and also what the expectations are for both yourself and for the parent you’re not living with.” Navigating Motherhood is designed to support and guide mothers through daily challenges and concerns ranging from various topics such as postpartum depression and anxiety to relationships and self care. Newcomers to Sylvan Lake and Area will offer a venue for those who have just moved to the town a chance to get

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to know the area while meeting other newcomers. Lyon hopes it will offer a venue for newcomers to share and learn together. All sessions and programs are free of charge with child care offered and sponsored by the Parent Link Centre for children ages 0-5. Start dates for the sessions are as follows: Active Parenting: September 22 Active Parenting Stepfamilies: September 23 Navigating Motherhood: September 17 Newcomers to Sylvan Lake and Area: September 22 Register for the free courses by calling Kim Olsen & Leanne Lyon at 403 887 1137 ext. 226. editor@sylvanlakenews.com

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perhaps the most important of them would be the impact of community journalism as well as the impact a local newspaper can have. Not only are newspapers a resource for myself and other journalists to spread ideas and share community information, they are also an important tool for opening lines of conversation in the community to provide a way for individuals to have their voices heard. As editor of Sylvan Lake News, I hope to do just that. For long time readers of the paper you may notice slight changes within the

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readers to be actively involved in the conversation by emailing us at addresses listed below stories, writing letters and mailing them to our office located in Suite 103, 502050A St. and of course online via our Facebook page, which over the years has become an increasingly popular way for community voices to be heard. Thank you to the wonderful residents of Sylvan Lake for the kind, considerate and warm welcome as I settle into this role - I hope to hear from you soon. editor@sylvanlakenews.com

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your voices heard. Residents can sometimes forget their local newspaper can be a place for them to have their own opinions heard, which is why I hope to revitalize the ‘Letters to the Editor’ portion of Sylvan Lake News and highly encourage all residents of Sylvan Lake to make their voices heard in this section. It not only allows our team at the Sylvan Lake News to know what our readers want, it in turn allows other members of the community to hear your concerns. As always we encourage

Looking back: Hitching rails and livery stables

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR POLICY The Sylvan Lake News welcomes letters to the editor on current issues and concerns from its readers. Letters must include the writer’s first and last names, address and phone number. Letters will be published with the writer’s name and city, town or country of residence (address and phone number not for publication). Letters signed with aliases, pen names or those left anonymous will not be used. The Sylvan Lake News reserves the right to edit all letters for length, clarity, legality, personal abuse, good taste and public interest. Not all letters may be published due to any of the previous editing reasons or availability of space. Please make letters legible (typed is preferred) and brief (under 250 words). The Sylvan Lake News thanks you for your interest in the “letters” page and encourages your comments, pro or con, through this popular public forum. Mail or drop off submissions to: Letters to the Editor, Suite103, 5 0 2 0 5 0 A S t r e e t , S y l va n L a ke , A B T4S 1R2. Fax: 403-887-2081. Email: editor@sylvanlakenews.com

paper this week, one of which would be the addition of email addresses at the bottom of each story. These have been placed here for the sole purpose of encouraging residents to communicate with our news team. Not only do we want to hear what you liked or maybe even loved about certain stories, we also want to know how it made you feel or what you thought it might be missing. To those who may have only recently picked up a copy of Sylvan Lake News, I encourage you to use this tool as a means to have

B e f ore the advent of motor cars on Sylvan Lake’s streets and roads, several hitching rails like this one (1) in front of Grimson’s Hardware in 1913, were in use. Single horses and teams would be tied to the hitching rails while the owners did their business. For longer stays, the horses were stabled at the local livery barn. Both these items were very necessary as long as horses were in use around the village. In the 1930’s, many homesteaders on the prairie, like the Kleeberger family (2), were forced to pack up and look for a better climate. Loading all their possessions and chasing the livestock, they set off from the dried-out plains of Saskatchewan westward seeking a better location. Mrs. Kleeberger baked bread, churned butter and tended the daily household chores while the men had their own work, keeping the wagons on the move, tending the livestock and keeping everything in shape as they travelled. What an adventure it must have been!

After the Calgary-Edmonton rai line was completed in 1891, rail immigration increased im immensely. Red Deer had a im Land La Office where the settlers could file for a homestead and a Settlement House fo where they and their family could stay w while w making arrangements to go the last la leg of their journey. These arrangements m almost always included horses, either e their own or a hired team. The farmers almost always shipped their f livestock and machinery with them. They soon loaded all their belongings, much like the Kleeberger family’s wagon train, and set off to their new homesteads. Not N only l would they need the horses for transportation, but also for all the heavy work as well as business trips, social occasions and for children going to school. Unfortunately, many settlers around Sylvan Lake were forced to use oxen after many of the horses contracted ‘swamp fever’ one summer. The Sylvan Lake mail arrived byy horseback via the Burnt Lake Postt Office until the rail companiess completed the tracks through town in 1912. Even after the mail started arriving on the train, horses were required to pick up the mail bags at the station and deliver them to the Post Office. This work was done by dray wagons which hauled coal, cream and butter and anything needing delivery. For a few years, the milkman also used a horse and covered wagon for his daily deliveries. A few enterprising women

filled their buggies with eggs, vegetables or home-made bread and peddled them in the cottage area. The Business Men’s Association was formed in 1925, and by way of advertising ‘The Beauty Spot of Alberta’, Harvey and Dave Jamieson constructed a float in the form of a boat on Harvey’s car for the 1925 Regatta parade (3). He also drove it that year in the Calgary Stampede parade and the next year in the Edmonton one. Horses have always been an attraction at the lake and in the 1940’s Bill Sharpe had horses for people to ride for the usual fee of $0.25. There was also a merry-go-round powered by ponies on the beach for several years. We don’t see them on the beach today but there are pony clubs, 4-H horse clubs and several stables in our area. Many farms still have working horses and rodeos are still very popular.

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TAKE NOTICE THAT on September 8, 2015 the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following applications: Sidney & Teresa Hoogendoorn for a four (4) unit stacked rowhouse on Lots 8 & 9, Block J, Plan 3582AC (4619 49 Street) Trilliant Real Estate for side yard and rear yard setback relaxations on an existing detached garage on Lot Pt 30 & Lot 31, Block 7, Plan 2643AS (5002 45 Street) Sobeys Liquor Store c/o ft3 Architecture, Landscape, Interior Design for Indoor Merchandise Sales exceeding 300m2 in floor area and Change in Use (addition & expansion to an existing liquor store) on Lot 1, Block 7, Plan 082 0055 (Unit 500, 3715 47 Avenue) AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT on or before September 11, 2015 the Development Officer for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): Permitted Use BEACON HILL

2016 SYLVAN LAKE FCSS COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM is accepting grant funding applications Sylvan Lake Family and Community Support Services is dedicated to strengthening and enhancing family and community life by offering locally based preventative and supportive services, promoting voluntarism and coordinating partnerships in the community. The purpose of the Sylvan Lake FCSS Community Grant Program is to support local social service projects that are preventative in nature and promote and enhance the well-being of individuals, families and community. This is an annual grant program and the 2016 application deadline is September 30, 2015. Applications are available online - www.sylvanlake.ca or picked up at the FCSS Office 4725 - 43 Street (Community Centre). If you have any questions please contact the FCSS Manager at 403887-1137 Ext 224.

UTILITY BILL E-BILLING Are you interested in receiving your Utility Bill online via email? Please sign-up for this new service by emailing (your preferred email address) to ut@sylvanlake.ca Be sure to include your intent to receive E-Bills, name, account number, and the address of the property you wish to register.

Laebon Developments Ltd. for a detached dwelling with attached garage and deck on Lot 86, Block 8, Plan 142 2753 (27 Bardwell Way) Nicholas Tripple for a Home Occupation Class ‘A’ (Contractor/ Handyman Services) on Lot 75, Block 11, Plan 122 4336 (157 Bowman Circle) Jeremy Herman for a Home Occupation Class ‘B’ (Mobile Heavy Duty Repair Service) on Lot 72, Block 11, Plan 122 4336 (151 Bowman Circle) FOX RUN Iron Gate Homes for a duplex with deck and basement development on Lot 1A, Block 6, Plan 992 4759 (19 & 21 Old Boomer Road) PIERVIEW Deanne Westhora & Gary Mayer for a Home Occupation Class ‘B’ (Above and Beyond Roofing & Consulting) on Lot 58, Block 2, Plan 942 1993 (7 Parson Drive) RYDERS RIDGE Joseph Hickey for an accessory building (detached garage) on Lot 203, Block 7, Plan 132 3636 (91 Reynolds Road) STREETS Raymond Weleschuk for a duplex with basement development on Lot 25, Block K, Plan 7833AT (4630 47 Street) Richard & Debbie Bowman for an addition on Lot 15, Block 5, Plan 5000MC (5236 47A Avenue) Lennie & Bryna Boisvert for an accessory building (shed) on Lot 24, Block K, Plan 7833AT (4640 47 Street) Platinum Homes & Development Corp for a Detached Dwelling, attached garage, screened porch, deck and basement development on Lot 17, Block 3, Plan 8037AO (3515 Lakeshore Drive) INDUSTRIAL PARK Roy Sztym for one fascia sign (3’ x 8’) on Lot 1, Block 6, Plan 992 1942 (Bay 1, 2 Erickson Crescent)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Town of Sylvan Lake is seeking proposals for conceptual and preliminary design of a new municipal water reservoir. This study shall include site selection, land negotiation, preliminary engineering, value engineering participation, legal land survey and consideration of life cycle costs for infrastructure required to service the reservoir including supply and distribution mains, booster stations and water treatment facilities. Documents are available on Alberta Purchasing Connection at www.purchasingconnection.ca starting Monday, August 31, 2015.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT you may appeal Discretionary approvals to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, as provided for in Part 17, of the Municipal Government Act. Written statements relevant to the development and reasons for the appeal may be submitted to the Town of Sylvan Lake, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, 5012 48 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 within 14 days following this publication. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretations of the Land Use Bylaw. For further information please contact the Development Officer at 887-2141. Dated at Sylvan Lake, Alberta, this 17th day of September, 2015. Development Officer, Town of Sylvan Lake

REPORTS TO: Youth Services Supervisor SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Youth Services Supervisor, the Youth Services Worker serves as a facilitator, contact and resource person for youth participating in the Sylvan Lake FCSS Youth Services Afterschool Programs. This position plans, coordinates, monitors and oversees assigned youth leadership and personal development programs and activities. They also supervise volunteers and Leaders in Training. The shifts required are: Monday – 12:00PM – 6:00 PM, Wednesday – 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Thursday – 3:00 PM – 9:00 and Friday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM for a total of 24 hours/week from September to June, as well as the occasional weekend for Special Events. There will also be the potential for full time work from mid-June to the end of August to help run the Day Camps. TYPICAL DUTIES: • Provide and maintain a safe environment. Build and maintain consistent and positive rapport with youth and volunteers. • Administer Programs: The Flipside Youth Centre afterschool & evening programs including; Afterschool Drop-In, Girl Power, Boyz Unlimited, Youth Advisory Council and Teen Nights. • General Program Duties: Ensure physical and emotional safety of program participants. Schedule, set up and clean up activity. Evaluate and review ongoing and completed programs. • Volunteer Support: Support, supervise and train volunteers to assist in the operation of specified Youth Services programs. Supervise, coach and mentor youth leaders, special project and community service volunteers. • Facility Management: Set up facility for activity which may include crafts, stereo equipment, lighting, games, food and beverages, etc. Report maintenance and repair problems. Maintain building cleanliness and perform minor janitorial tasks. • Administration and Clerical Duties: Maintain up-to-date files on participants and complete incident and statistical reports. • Customer Service: Answer questions through phone calls, emails and face to face inquiries. Maintain knowledge of the youth resources, activities, supports and services in our community. Monitor and create awareness of community event/activities for youth through the Youth Services office. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRMENTS: • Considerable knowledge of youth leadership and personal development programs and administration; Considerable knowledge of the equipment, facilities, operations and techniques used in a comprehensive community youth program; • Must be 18 years of age or older • Must possess current certification in CPR/Stand First Aid, or ensure this is in place before commencement of employment • Class 5 driver's license, own transportation and either hold a Class 4 license or be willing to acquire within the first 3 months of employment. • Ability to develop, coordinate, and facilitate varied youth driven activities within the youth services program; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with youth, parents, employees, supervisors, other agencies, community members, and the general public; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; • Ability to plan for, maintain, and supervise the work of volunteers. • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite. • Successful completion of Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks • Willing to take further training such as WHMIS, Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, Positive Youth Development Training, etc. This is a terrific opportunity to work in a professional, team focused environment. You have a strong desire to be major contributor to the success of a vibrant and growing organization. We offer competitive rates and a great team environment and the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals. If this position intrigues you, please submit your resume in confidence specifying which position you are applying for, by September 20, 2015, to: Town of Sylvan Lake 4725 43rd Street, Sylvan Lake, AB, T4S 1M3 Attention: Youth Services Program Supervisor Fax: (403) 887-1194 E-mail: kcarlson@sylvanlake.ca


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Comic contest aimed at furthering literacy in youth JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

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For youth who love drawing comics, the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is hosting a comic strip contest. The contest has been well received by the community said the Library’s programmer Corrie Brown. She said she has seen children approaching the comic strip contest promotional material stands with interest. “It’s a way to promote literacy and we’re always promoting literacy,” Brown said. Even though the stories in comics are told through pictures with little attention given to words - the expres-

sions, scenery and artistry still provide a complete story said Brown. “It teachers you how to plan a story because it’s very similar to writing a story,” she said. “You have the beginning the middle and the end, characters, a plot and it just combines writing with art.” For the youth who want to enter their comic drawings they can pick up an entry form from the library or download it off the website at http://www.prl.ab.ca/ comic_contest. Youth ages 10 to 18 can enter as many comics as they desire until Sept. 25, with those drawings needing to be appropriate for community viewing. reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

Comic contest - Sylvan Lake Municipal Library programmer Corrie Brown holds one of the library’s comic books on display to encourage youth to participate in the contest ending Sept. 25. JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Community welcomes new Sobeys owners JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

“A lot of times you spend more time with the people here working at the store

Sobeys is off to a fresh start with new owners Andrea and Brad Bromley who took over the store Aug. 9. The married couple who co-own and co-operate the store are thrilled to be working within the community of Sylvan Lake. Both are from Leduc, and have previous experience in owning and operating a business. After franchising a store in British Columbia for nearly three years, the couple came back home to Alberta to be closer to family and pursue their passion of owning and operating a quality grocery store. “We knew it was a very young, vibrant community with a lot of young families and we felt it would be a good fit for us too,” said Andrea. Being the new owners of the store, the couple say it is going well and it is very busy. There are over 100 staff members employed to serve the thousands of customers who shop there every week. The large volume of staff members and shoppers doesn’t worry the couple as they say they are both very people oriented. “It has been exciting meeting lots of new people,” Brad said. “It takes time to get to know our staff not just as our employees but as people too.” Brad and Andrea are very hands on helping out on the floor, ready to help their valued employees and customers.

than you do your own family,” Andrea said. “But if you can create

that atmosphere then people are going to want to work here and stay here

which benefits the store, ourselves, the community, the employees, and it’s just a

good situation,” added Brad. reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Fire prevention week to raise awareness around house fires JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Catch God’s Answers to Prayers How often do we, as Christian adults, approach God in prayer to make our human created problems go away and let us “off the hook”? There is God’s work and it is to be Truth, Beauty, Love and Goodness. Then there is the work of humanity to bring all of God’s fullness to others and to work on the problems caused by our own mis- deeds and the imperfections of an incomplete world. This doesn’t mean we don’t need God’s support. We do! We pray for God’s graces so we can be up to the challenge of our tasks and to grow in courage and strength of purpose. We pray to change our own hearts and minds, not God’s. God’s mind doesn’t need fixing, ours do. We pray to put on the mindset of Christ, to be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus in our current circumstances. We need everything God has got and gives to us so as to enact God’s will and bring about God’s kingdom, here

on earth. Have you ever taught a child to play catch? We work hard to teach a child to put their hands out, to be ready, to keep their eye on the ball and then we direct all our efforts at getting the ball to land securely in their arms. But if a child only wants to throw, however erratically, there is no game. Prayer is like a game of catch. We throw a thought to God but how many of us wait around to have the ball come back to us and continue the conversation? God wants to engage in back and forth, to guide us and develop our courage and mindset. God wants to take us in the best possible direction and with the most support God can give. Try catching God’s thoughts this week in prayer. Kathy Inglis Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

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Senior Pastor: Rev. Kevin Haugan Associate Pastor: Rev. Jim Rilling Youth Pastor Owen Scott Children’s Ministry Coordinator: Ashley Thomas

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September 20, 10:30 am Theme: “Friendship & Renewal Sunday” Minister: Rev. Jin Woo Kim www.slmpc.ca • memorial_office@shaw.ca “Our passion is His presence, Our commitment is His will, Our pursuit is His way.”

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In a regular Sylvan Lake Town Council meeting Mayor Sean McIntyre proclaimed Oct. 4-10 as fire prevention week. The Town’s first responders aim to educate the community on simple precautions they can take to avoid being the victims of a house fire. In council McIntyre quoted a statistic from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), that in 2013 over 2,755 people died in house fires in Canada. “Fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally,” McIntyre said. “Homes are the locations where people are at the greatest risk from fire.” To avoid being a victim of a house fire people can take simple safety precautions such as ensuring all smoke detectors in their house are in good working order by pressing the test button once

a month. “When smoke alarms should have operated but did not do so, it was usually because batteries were missing, disconnected or dead,” McIntyre said. Fatalities resulting from house fires often occur when people are asleep and between the times of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. and this is why people need to ensure that they are able to hear the alarm in every sleeping room. “Residents should install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home,” McIntyre said. For residents who are deaf or hard of hearing, specific fire safety measures should be taken. It is also recommended that residents prepare for the event of a fire by having a specific exit route mapped out for an escape, making it more likely for residents to survive a fire. reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

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Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

The Town of Sylvan Lake Wants to Know....

$UH\RX6DWLVILHG" The Town of Sylvan Lake is undertaking a Community Satisfaction Survey to measure the quality of Town services, and the satisfaction level of those services among our residents.

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- Town Councillor Megan Chernoff happily serves burgers to community members before they go inside the Family and Community Information Fair at the Community Centre last Thursday. JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN

If you have not yet participated in our phone-survey, Sylvan Lakers are encouraged to take part in our online Satisfaction Survey- it’s confidential, and your participation helps the Town provide quality services to our ratepayers... please, kindly spare us a few minutes! Visit www.sylvanlake.ca/public-notices. The deadline for participation is September 20. *Hard copies of the survey available at the Town of Sylvan Lake Municipal Office 5012, 48 Ave.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Meadowview Playground redevelopment to be featured in developer’s catalogue BY JENNA SWAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Town of Sylvan Lake staff members along with their children gathered at the newly redeveloped Meadowview Playground on Saturday morning for a photo shoot with developers, Blue Imp Playgrounds. The beautiful new playground located beside the Meadowview Ball Diamonds, Ecole Mother Teresa School and Ecole Fox Run School, will be featured in the 2016 Blue Imp catalogue, with Town staff mem-

New Playground - Bryan and Becka Heck of Twitchy Finger Photography photograph children playing at the new Meadowview Playground last Saturday. Photos from the shoot will be featured in an upcoming publication for the company who manufactured the new playground, Blue Imp Playgrounds. JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN

bers’ children being featured in the photo. The playground saw a $65,000 facelift over the summer thanks to the Town’s playground redevelopment program, which sees an in need playground being redeveloped every two years. Lee Furlotte, parks manager for the Town of Sylvan Lake, explained each playground is inspected annually, in which lists of deficiencies and safety issues are made aware of. “This one had a number of deficiencies with it,” explained Furlotte during a

tour of the new playground given to the Sylvan Lake News on Friday morning. “Due to the location of the playground beside a school, it sees a high volume of use - so we as the Town decided due to the large amount of usage it would be the perfect candidate for redevelopment. “Throughout all of the annual inspections when we identify a list of deficiencies we then repair them as needed or we add them to the playground redevelopment list.” During the 2013 inspec-

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Coffee and cupcakes offered to community from council JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Sylvan Lake Town Council will be available and open to discussion during the Coffee with Council event this month. This event is meant to be mutually beneficial to both councillors and the community allowing each party to get better acquainted, with councillors on hand ready to answer any questions posed by the community.

“The community of Sylvan Lake is the people we work for, so it’s good to see where they are coming from and what kind of concerns they have.”

time or the patience to fully understand what’s going on in and out of the organization,” Gaudet said. The overall goal of this event is for Council to be more accessible to the community in a face to face

face to someone - overall, it’s a good opportunity to become more familiar with our residents.” At the event Council tries to focus on one major initiative, with this year’s focus being on the land use

bylaw review – a bylaw that over sees things such as how the town will zone, plan and prepare different areas in the community. “It’s a very significant bylaw,” Guadet said. “We are in the midst of review-

ing it for some updates and rewrites.” The event will be held Sept. 30, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at SugarBelle Cakery & DIY located at #25 Beju Industrial Dr. reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

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Joanne Gaudet The event has become a bit of a tradition said Sylvan Lake communications officer Joanne Gaudet. “It’s a busy time of year for us in the fall,” she said. “Everyone is coming back from summer and we’re trying to wrap up construction projects.” In addition to finishing up current projects - the Town will begin work on the budget for 2016 in which some of the feedback heard from the community during the event will be used to influence future plans. Community members are welcome to ask about the ins and outs of how different things are administered, how initiatives are prepared, or why council does what they do. “It’s a great opportunity to get those questions answered,” Guadet said. “The community of Sylvan Lake is the people we work for, so it’s good to see where they are coming from and what kind of concerns they have.” The event also provides a great opportunity for community members to clear up any concerns they may have. “Not everyone has the

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52nd Avenue. Police investigated and some property belonging to a church in Olds was recovered. An investigation is continuing. 8:04 a.m. – A 33-yearold Red Deer male was arrested after a report of a disturbance on 50th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A 58-yearold advised that an intoxicated male was attempting to start a fight with him after he caught him trying to access his trailer. The suspect was arrested at the scene and lodged in cells until sober. continued on page 14

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continued from page 15 August 30 12:57 a.m. – An impaired driving investigation has resulted in charges against a Sylvan Lake resident. A vehicle was observed by RCMP traveling without headlights on 50th Street at 48th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A roadside screening device was utilized. A 57-year-old female is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08. 3:38 a.m. – A 43-yearold Calgary male is facing impaired driving charges in relation to a vehicle check on Ryders Ridge in Sylvan Lake. RCMP on patrol observed a vehicle being driven erratically. An investigation resulted in the driver being charged with impaired driving and failure to provide a breath sample. 8:18 a.m. – A vehicle was reported stolen from outside an address on Range Road 20 in Red Deer County. The owner advised that his 1995 GMC Sierra truck was left unlocked with the keys inside. A variety of tools inside the vehicle were also stolen. The truck was driv-

en through an electric fence upon exiting the property. 8:59 a.m. – A 911 call was received of a stolen truck from an address on 45th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. The vehicle was locked but had a set of keys inside. The vehicle was later recovered by Wetaskiwin RCMP. August 31 7:51 a.m. – A vehicle was stolen from an address in Bentley. A Ford F350 was stolen from outside a residence on 50th Avenue. The vehicle was recovered by Rimbey RCMP.

3:49 p.m. – Charges are pending against a 35-yearold Sylvan Lake male. A male youth reported that his bicycle was stolen from his residence on Hallgren Drive. RCMP patrolled the area and located a male in possession of the bike. The suspect is also facing drug possession charges. September 1 9:08 a.m. – A Ford F350 was stolen from a residence on Hillman Way in Sylvan Lake. The vehicle was later recovered by RCMP in Blackfalds. September 2 3:22 a.m. – A traffic

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Sylvan Lake. Police attended a residence on Old Boomer Road after witness reports of a female screaming and banging on a door outside the home. An investigation resulted in a 33-year-old male being charged with two counts of assault and mischief. September 3 6:11 p.m. – RCMP received a report of damage and theft from a vehicle. A male reported that his truck broke down in a rural area on Range Road 24 at Township Road 394. He left the vehicle over-

night and when he returned, unknown suspects had smashed out the rear window of the truck and stole various items including speakers and the vehicle battery. September 4 12:19 a.m. – EMS and RCMP attended a liquor establishment on Sylvan Drive in Sylvan Lake. An extremely intoxicated male had fallen hitting his head causing a medical emergency. The male was initially unco-operative but was eventually transported to hospital for treatment.

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Bears defeat Rocky Rebels 44-0

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The Bears played their first football game of the season against the Rocky Rebels last Saturday in Rocky Mountain House and were victorious in a score of 44-0. This is a great start for the Bears as they have expectations to live up to having been the provincial and league champions last year. Head coach Garnet Rambaut said the team expects to win because they both practice and play to win, while at the same time remaining aware of the fact they can be beat. “It’s the kind of thing where you can never be 100 per cent sure that you’re going to win every game but you certainly try to do that,” Rambaut said. He added the Rockey Rebels team is an active working organization, and they provided hot dogs and other things for the players after the game.

“It’s our goal to try and prevail and we will practice to that end.” Garnet Rambaut “We had success against them last year, we tied them in our only game against them and this year we thought we would do well against them and we did,” Rambaut said. This first game and first win may pave the road to a successful season for the Bears, but Rambaut said they have to take it one game at a time, because at this point everybody has played only one game. “You really can’t judge your performance against one team,” said Rambaut. Next week the Bears play against the team they beat in the finals last year. Rambaut commented this could mean more opposition for the Bears simply because they were the league champions last year. However, it is still the Bears goal to try to over any adversities and limit the opposing team’s opportunities to score. “It’s our goal to try and prevail and we will practice to

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A Sylvan Lake product was one of three players signed by the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) earlier this month. Josh McNeil, 15, signed a Standard Player Agreement with the Tigers after attending the team’s annual training camp late last month. McNeil, who plays centre, was one of 11 players selected by the Tigers in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft earlier this year, and said the decision to sign with the organization was an easy one to make. “It didn’t take me very long to make the decision, because it’s a good place,” he said. “It was kind of surreal — I wasn’t really expecting

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The Tigers minor football team played their first couple of games in Red Deer against Lacombe with head coach Jeremy Martins stating the players truly gave it their all on the field. He said thanks to some key stand out players - those being Jesse Sooley, Darien Currie, Cam Gauvin and Ryder Kasha, he hopes the team will do great this season. Even though the players gave it their all and played their best, no score was kept because the games are meant to help the children develop their playing skills. “It’s more about the kids learning how to play the game and that sort of thing as opposed to score,” Martins said.

He said the most positive thing about the games were how the team came together after only five days of practice, adding that many of the children had never played a game before. They had to learn how to play the game quickly and they did awesome. “For a group of guys who haven’t played in an organized football game before, they did amazing,” Martins said. He said there are many children on the team who are going to be awesome in the football program because they show a lot of promise when it comes to playing both sides of offence and defence. During the games players have to focus on improving their position and taking the focus off the score helps with player development. “It’s not about winning or

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Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners’ Association receives legacy grant from United Way BY JENNA SWAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

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ing United Way’s annual Kick-Off Luncheon on Thursday and will be using the grant for their Compassion Fund, a program which exists to give emergency financial assistance to members of the community and surrounding area with financial barriers who are in crisis. Last fiscal year SLCPA assisted 206 clients with this fund. Lori Jack, impact development officer for United Way of Central Alberta stated in honour of their 50th anniversary United Way of Central Alberta decided to access funds from the many legacy gifts their donors had left to the organization over the years. “It was decided by our board of directors to use our legacy fund to administer legacy grants to assist with collective impact initiatives,” said Jack. "Groups that were working collectively to change a social condition in their community were asked to put in a four page pro-

“One of our priorities at United Way is supporting people and giving people a hand up and out of poverty in order to help people move forward and that was obviously an objective of the Compassion Fund.”

Lori Jack posal to the United Way and then we shortlisted it and asked three different groups to pitch their proposal to a judge panel and that was how it was decided who would receive the funding.” This meant SLCPA had to present their program to United Way in ‘Dragon’s Den’ style situation in which they and two other organizations made their cases heard in front of a judge of panels. Jack stated the judges felt the SLCPA’s united effort was making a difference in the community of Sylvan Lake by helping community members to not be in such dire circumstances if they were living too close to the edge of poverty.

“One of our priorities at United Way is supporting people and giving people a hand up and out of poverty in order to help people move forward and that was obviously an objective of the Compassion Fund,” said Jack. “They did a great job pitching their project and they are working well as a community to address the significant social need of people who are living close to poverty or in poverty.” Alanna Dextrase, administrative/events coordinator for SLCPA, explained in an email to Sylvan Lake News that the Compassion Fund is a joint initiative between Sylvan Lake Ministerial and the Sylvan Lake Food Bank.

“It has been noted that the number of clients and the need has been increasing in the last few months,” said Dextrase in her email. “Funding is put into this project by all the local churches but there has been difficulty for these organizations to supply all the funds needed. Any grant monies received go directly to this fund and are not used for any other purpose.”  She added the goal of the Compassion Fund is ultimately to assist individuals and families that are in crisis while helping them work on the issues that determined this crisis and to find solutions for them. “Success is measured by the outcomes of the assistance given,” said Dextrase. “Some clients apply to the fund more than once but there is a maximum allowed, each client knowing they must make the most of the help they receive.” editor@sylvanlakenews.com

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ECKENSWILLER Michael Charles Michael Charles “Mike” Eckenswiller passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Mike was born on February 26, 1936 in Walkerton, ON to Michael and Rita Eckenswiller (nee Montag). He moved to Red Deer in 1952 and farmed east of Red Deer in the 1970’s. However, Mike is remembered best by his contributions to the building of Red Deer both in structure and by his many small start-up businesses, some of which are still here and prosperous today. His ventures ranged from cafes to oil field hauling, cement companies and cranes. In fact, his cranes aided in the construction of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Parkland Mall, and the Rocket in Kin Kanyon, which many children enjoyed for years. His interests included fishing, river boating, and berry picking. He traveled extensively throughout the world and had volunteered for the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO). Mike was especially proud of being one of the founding members of the Red Deer Prostate Cancer Support Group. “He wasn’t the best but he was better than the rest!” He leaves to mourn his passing, his children and their families; Cindy Cornale and her children, Nathan, Michael and Shelby Cornale, Christine (Keith Veres) Eckenswiller and their children, Amanda Eckenswiller and Travis Veres, Rhonda (Ken) Vick and their children, Amber, Christopher and Tayler Vick, Michael (Marnie) Eckenswiller and their children, Kyle and Emily Eckenswiller, Tracey (Ryan) Graham and their children, Kaden, Ryder, Halle and Tate Graham, his special friend, Darlene Shuya, the mother of his children, Gladys (Eckenswiller), sisters; Rita Molnar, Dorothy Penney and Grace Bush, sister-in-law, Mary Eckenswiller, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers; Jerome Eckenswiller and Edgar Eckenswiller. A Prayer Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mike’s honour may be made directly to the David Thompson Health Trust (To: Prostate Support Group), the Central Alberta Cancer Clinic or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

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DREWS William John 1949 - 2015 John was born in Wales on July 17, 1949. He passed away at home peacefully in his sleep on September 6, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Dorothy (Dot), son Morgan, brothers David (Georgina) and Eric (Rachel), and nieces; Catherine, Bethan (JP) and Samantha (Sebastian). John was predeceased by his parents and his brother Martin. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and his friends. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at the Alliance Community Church in Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in John’s name may be made to Operation Amigo, so that the work in Mexico that John loved to do can continue. Condolences may be forwarded to: www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

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The Sylvan Lake Fire Hall, located at 4301-47 Ave, sold earlier this week after having been for sale less than two weeks. While Town staff are currently unable to release details of who bought the former location, they did add they are thrilled to see the new fire hall currently under construction making exceptional progress. Built in 1996, the current fire hall has three large bays and one smaller bay but the building itself is no longer big enough to house the growing Sylvan Lake Fire Department membership. The selling of the building, which is owned by the Town, comes at a perfect time as construction nears completion on the the new fire hall. Fire Chief Cliff Brausen stated during an interview with Sylvan Lake News he hopes to see the Department moving into the new building in early 2016. The new building, located on the corner of 50 St. and Beacon Hill Drive, contains eight full bays, which Brausen explained will allow for the department to continue to grow. “The detachment is very excited,� said

Brausen. “We’ve been crowded here [in the old Fire Hall] for a while now, and the new building looks incredible with a really beautiful and interesting design - I think the members are really going to enjoy being in there.� When the current hall was built in the mid 90’s the building allowed for a capacity of 24 members, however currently the department has around 30 regular volunteer firefighters. Brausen stated with this many members in such a small space it makes training more difficult. He added having 30 members means during training time the department was having to split into two groups to train in order to accommodate everyone, in turn doubling the time it took for training. The new hall lists a project cost of $6,270,050 and in addition to the eight full sized bays will also contain a fitness facility for members, shower and locker spaces, as well as three office spaces one for Brausen, one for Deputy Chief Steve Scanland, and one more an administration assistant. The design of the new building, created by SAHURI + Partners Architecture Inc. out of Calgary,

Moving Forward - Fire Chief Cliff Brausen displays the sold sign in front of the current Sylvan Lake Fire Hall. The building sold earlier this week, with the department remaining in the building until early 2016 when the new fire hall located in Beacon Hill is completed. JENNA SWAN is described on the designer’s website as a contemporary interpretation of lakeside architecture influenced by the aesthetics of traditional docks, piers and boathouses. Brausen said the need for a new fire hall did not come from increased call volume, but rather the increased diversity of the calls the fire department sees which in turn requires them to have a larger volume of members. “We are no longer just a fire station, we go to motor vehicle collisions, medical calls to back up the ambulance, and it puts more demand on the fire fighters, so we are always needing to add more members to the department to ensure they get the rest they need, but the higher need for more mem-

bers means we need more space to be able to train them.� Currently the Department has three engines, one rescue truck, one rapid response truck, two squad trucks used by the Chief and Deputy Chief, as well as a water tanker shared with Public Works. The Town also hopes to order an aerial ladder truck in the coming months. Dave Brand, Director of Public Works for the Town of Sylvan Lake, stated the project is both on time and on budget with recent weather delays due to rain only causing a minor delay. “It is going to be a wonderful building in a fantastic location,� said Brand during an interview. “Right as you come over the hill on 50 St. you will see both the

R.C.M.P. and M u n i c i p a l Enforcement building right next to the beautiful new firehall - this means all of our protective services people are well situated and centrally located in town, “It’s just something that we are going to be very proud to have, it means our fire department is going to have the space to train and learn as best as possible to protect our town and the surrounding areas to the best of their abilities to keep us safe.� He added the Town is pleased to see the fire hall building sold as quickly as it did, to which he attributes is indicative of the quality of the building itself as well as of the neighbourhood it is in. editor@sylvanlakenews.com


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28 Rafferty Court

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CA0063647 CA0049229

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$299,900

CA0060440

CA0065265

3 Rosse Place

#203 43 Reid Court

4831 52 AVENUE

5028 52 AVENUE

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CONDITIONAL

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$349,999

CA0065952

Township Rd 432 RIMBEY

$179,900

CA0066023

424044 RR 42 RIMBEY

CA0067767

$424,900

CA0065801

$269,900

CA0068301

GORD STEINBACH

$487,000

CA0055742

$199,900

CA0057091

403-505-2004 GORDSTEINBACH@REMAX.NET

$274,900

CA0066933

$229,900

CA0063572

$229,900

CA0059006

$369,900 $$369 900

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1 Reynolds Road

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CAROLINE BOIVIN

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4111 50A Avenue

101 Birchcliff Road

29 Fenwood Close

cbrealestate.ca carolineb@remax.net $304,900 $219,000

CA0066127 CA0049229

PONOKA 16 Morning Meadows Drive

$184,000

CA0067951

$334,900

CA0068384

#18 - 2 Hinshaw Drive

$304,900 $263,000

CA0068383 CA0049229

CAROLINE BOIVIN

$448,500

CA0067367

RIMBEY 21 Ridge Drive

$304,900 $294,500

CA0068581 CA0049229

403-896-8500 CAROLINEB@REMAX.NET ET

$304,900 $599,900

CA0057098 CA0049229

#703 5220-50A Avenue

$187,000

CA0065775

$1,100,000

NEW PRICE

CA0061597

$375,000

CA0062553

119 Adams Close

4640 47 Street

RED DEER

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Sylvan Lake News, September 17, 2015  

September 17, 2015 edition of the Sylvan Lake News

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