Page 1

Serving the communities of Rimbey, Bentley, Bluffton, and Hoadley

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Volume 18 Number 5

Const. Carman Dutz from Rimbey RCMP read to Bluffton Grade 1 students Denver Allen and Drake Claassen during National Literacy Day Jan. 28. Const. Dutz was one of the guests who took time out to read to the students. Parents were also invited to come to the school and read with their children. Treena Mielke Photo

Rimbey Ideal Weight Loss Centre (Pharmasave 375) 2 Doors down from Rimbey Pharmasave “We have helped Rimbey lose over 5300 lbs and 6,110 inches - Let us help YOU!”

•New Coach •New Look •New Location Located inside Rimbey Pharmasave

Call 403-963-2018


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 Submit photos to be considered to:


The Community Calendar Proudly Presented by Rimbey Dental Care and the Rimbey Review BINGO


Ponoka 1st & 3rd Thursday, 6:00 p.m. Rimbey Lionsmonth, 7 pm.Bingo Plaza. Legion, 2nd Friday of each Bingo at @ Rimbey 4th Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Rimbey Curling Club Bingo at Ponoka Bingo Plaza Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. West Pine Lodge Bingo in Winfield. 1st and 3rd Mondays 7:30 at Hoadley Hall Bingo doors open at 6:30 (non smoking) at the New Life Fellowship - 7 pm us Mondays Anonymo in Recovery Addicts Food 2nd Saturday, 6:00p.m. Rimbey Historical Society Bingo, Ponoka Bingo Plaza rd info. more for 570 403-843-4 RimbeyCall Drop-In Bingo at Ponoka Bingo Plaza 3 Saturday, building. Church 3rd Sunday, Rimbey Legion at#264 Ponoka Bingo Plaza meetings the 2nd Monday of each month at - Regular of Bentley Purple Royal


Hall (old Oxford School). New members welcome.  7 p.m. in the Bentley LegionMEETINGS month, 1pm every Tuesday 2ndRimbey meeting Auxiliary Ladies Hospital Rimbey TOPS ( Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wed evenings, United Church e Rm. basement.Conferenc You are invited to an open house. Oct 17 @ 7pm Nancy 843-0067 Hospital Canalta Hotel 7 pm atCentre. month Bentley Minor Annual1st General Meeting17 at 7pm at-Drop-In y ofOcteach Wednesda and Game FishHockey Rimbey Call 748-4838 or 748-2078 for info. meeting room. Bentley Curling Club Annual Fall GeneralClub Oct 17 the at 7:30pm at The each month. Truck 1st Wed. meetings Sleigh, Wagon, & Saddle MeetingRimbey Curling Club Lounge. New and Returning curlers invited. 236 for info. 403-704-4 at president) (the Denise Call o Park. @ Pas-Ka-Po MuseumValley Blindman 4_H Beef Club Parent Oragnizational Meeting- Oct 17 at 7:30 pm SClub@gm RimbeySW Email: at Bentley Ag Centre. Call 748-2374 or 748-4739. New members welcome. Church. the Rimbey atroom - 8:30 pm ysMeetingWednesda usParent s Anonymo Alcoholic Rimbey Elementary School Council RES Oct 16 atAnglican 7:00pm nd Tuesday 662 eachinfo. month 1 pm Rimbey Health Centre Rimbey Auxilary Hospital 2403-843-3 st Agriplex. pm at the 1Rimbey Thursday month, 7:30 p.m. Regular Members Meeting, Legion 7:00Rimbey monthy each Wednesda 3rd Society Ageach #36. e, 3rd Wednesday. Bluffton Hall 7 pm. Commerc of Chamber District & on Blufft at the of agriplex 2nd Thursday each month- Rimbey Ag Society each month, 7:30 pm Rimbey Thursday Royal Cdn. Legion meeting 1st7:00pm Rimbey 3rd Tuesday each month- Caregiver Support Group 10am at Rimbey Health Legion, 5019 50th St. Centre. Family Counseling, call 1-403-347-8844 & say you would like to be seen in Rimbey. ACTIVITIES Rimbey Drop In Centre Annual Meeting, Feb. 18 @ 1 pm, there.


Gull Lake wind boarders. Submitted by Jane Anthony


Bentley Library Society Dinner Theatre- Event to take place Oct 20, tickets now on sale. Call Arlene 748-4429 Bentley Carpet Bowling- Wednesday mornings. Bentley Hall. 9:30 am. New Players Dances @ Rimbey Drop In Centre, every Tuesday night @ 7pm. Regular invited. CallJammers’ Harry or Georgina 748-3404 for more info. of Feb. & Mar. @ 5:30 p.m. Sunday ThirdLibrary Potlucks, ityBentley “Forshee Food For Hall FinesCommun Week” at the Municipal Oct 22-27. Donate dry Library from 6:30 Bentley the at 4 Bentley BlessingMunicipal ursday, ThWill ClubBook foods in lieu of library fines. be given Pantry. Bentley members New Cure”. Virgin e “Th West Pine Lodge In WinfieldChicken Supper Oct 19 @ 5:00pm. For more info call always McKay’s to 7:30 pm. discussing Amy Wendy @ 780-682-3960 welcome. Winfield Playground FundraiserSilent Auction, Oct 19 4:30,Winfield at the library. On at 7@pm - Starting FREE&Movies l LibrarySupper Bentley Municipa Rec Centre. Skating,Crafts, Clown ia” andrated more.G. CallOn 682-3788 for more info e Martian” rated G. 18 “Th February February 4 “Hotel Transylvan Family Halloween Dance and Silent Auction on Oct 27 from 5-9 pm at the the Bentley Computers with Laura - NEW TIME. Free drop-in sessions in Bentley Community Hall. Hosted by Bentley Nursery school. Call Tina 748-4407 for info. pm. Bring 1:00–3:00 from library the second Thursday each month. (February 11) Rimbey Community Chorus- Starts practice for Christmas, Wednesday Oct 10 questions about computers or devices. 8:45pm at United Church. New singers welcome. Annette 843-3115 Museum Family Day Open House - February 15 from Bentley Rimbey United Church is planning a Memorial Hymn sing Nov 4 at 2:00pm. drawn wagon rides and goodies. Free horse pm.843-6732 1:00–4:00 For info call Alice or the church 843- 2458.

Family Dentistry and Orthodontics Accepting New Patients

“We Love To Make You Smile”



Calling all Newlyweds of 2015

Keeping Your Community in Touch!

30/entry plus


GST+ $2.25

Web Surcharge




All pictures will be published in the Feb. 23 issue


Fill out and drop off with pictures at the Rimbey Review ofÀce. 5001 - 50 Ave. (Main St.) by Wednesday, February 17, 2015 at noon, or email pic & info to

New Patients Welcome! Direct Insurance Billing • Oral and Gas Sedation

The couples names as you like them to appear

If you have a Dental problem, we have the solution!

Marriage Date:


Now resides at:

Weekly Forecast information provided by

Tuesday February 2

Wednesday February 3

Thursday February 4

Friday February 5

Saturday February 6

Sunday February 7


4930 - 49th Ave, Rimbey

Monday February 8








Sun & Clouds

Mainly Sunny

A Few Flurries

A Few Flurries

Mainly Sunny

Sun & Clouds











NW 10 km/h

NW 15 km/h

W 15 km/h

NW 25km/h

W 15 km/h

SW 10 km/h

SW 15 km/h









High Condition

If you or someone you know were married in 2015 you don’t want to miss putting their picture in this special keepsake feature.

Glass Repair / Replacement Sealed Units / Vinyl Windows Mobile Glass Service




Council gives green light to capital budget Capital budget finalized BY TREENA MIELKE After extensive time spent number crunching and brain storming, Rimbey town council has passed its 2016 $2.356 million capital budget. Council unanimously passed the budget at its Jan. 25 budget meeting. Mayor Rick Pankiw calls this year’s budget “responsible and aggressive. “We had to make some tough decisions and we had to prioritize. There’s always a wish list, but we had to stay within our means.” A new roof for the community centre and a water well study and preparation for a new well are big ticket

items in the budget. Phase 1 of a new water well study and construction will cost $607,250. A total of 60.51 per cent is to come from government funding, but the grant has not yet been confirmed. The grant, if approved, will account for $361,380 of the project. Interim CAO Donna Tona said a new well is needed, but a comprehensive indepth study needs to be completed to determine the best place for it. “We need to determine that the aquifer is sound and we are following environmental guidelines.” Phase 2 of the project is to be completed in 2017 and is estimated to cost

$1.6 million. A new roof estimated to cost $385,000 for the Peter Lougheed Community Centre is also included in the capital project this year. Tenders are going out immediately for the roof project, said Tona. Mayor Pankiw said the new roof is an unexpected expense, but it is very much needed. Council is hopeful Ponoka County will contribute 50 per cent of the cost. “They have said they will consider it during their budget deliberations and we are grateful for that,” said Tona. “They are a good big brother.” continued on page 5

Win $1,000 gift card for participating in survey BY RIMBEY REVIEW STAFF The Rimbey Review is offering readers the chance to win one of two $1,000 gift certificates for participating in an online reader survey. Pulse Research is a leader in newspaper marketing and the survey will provide insight on consumer spending. The survey questions will help to gauge shopping patterns of Central Albertans over the next year. Your purchasing plans, whether big or small, are of great interest to our local businesses and have a huge impact on the strategies that these businesses will focus on for their customers. With this important customer data, businesses will be able to focus on what shoppers will be purchasing which will ultimately help strengthen our local economy. Because of this, your participation in the survey is vital. We know our readers’ time is valuable, so to show our appreciation for your participation in the Pulse Of Alberta Survey,

we would like to send you on a shopping spree. Just for taking the survey, you will be entered to win one of two $1,000 gift certificates. It’s as simple as logging onto to get started. At the end of the survey, you will be asked to provide your name and phone number, however, you can be assured that personal information is gathered for contest entry purposes only, and will not be provided to any other sources. “We’re committed to delivering a high-quality newspaper to our readers. The Pulse of Alberta survey will provide us with product and service information to benefit our local retail and service customers. We will be able to provide shopping and purchasing intentions that spans thousands of products, services and business types. The Rimbey Review wants to help our local retail customers give the Rimbey and area residents the best possible shopping experience,” said Regional Publisher, Michele Rosenthal.

check your

Food and play workshop: Juliane Copping and her two-year-old son Dalan recently participated in a speaker series hosted by The Rimbey and Area Early Child Development Coaltion. The Good Food and Play workshop was th attended by a number of parents and children who listened to Merv Leibel, a dietician with Alberta Health Services and Brandon Robb, February 11, 8:30am - 3:30pm a representative from Peter Lougheed Community Centre Sportball, who spoke about the importance of play. On Feb. 26, Patrick Dillon, from the Alberta Father Keynote Speaker: Doug Hart Involvement Initiative will 30 years of Economic, Social, speak. The workshop will Environmental & Technical Change include pizza and wings. On Also 6 Concurrent Sessions March 18, Kari Lotzien will Writing, Cake Decorating, Hair Styling, speak on ‘the development of motor skills and play Yoga, Drink Mixology, Fabric Projects ideas’ and on May 6 the Entertainment, Vendors, Prizes speaker is Dr. Robbin Gibb Catered Lunch from the department $35 ( $40 after Feb 4 ) of neuroscience at the Info and Registration University of Lethbridge.

Rimbey’s 30 Annual

Women’s Conference “Flashback 30 Years”

Photo by Treena Mielka

Rimbey FCSS 403-843-2030

Complete the survey...

Win a $1000 Shopping spree!

...two $1000 gift certificates available to be won.

Enter at:


Connie Johnson Sales


Change is inevitable

Treena Mielke Editor

Michele Rosenthal Publisher

Treena Mielke Letters to the Editor Policy The Rimbey Review welcomes letters to the Editor, especially those dealing with topical or local issues. Letters should be a maximum of 500 words in length and must have the writer’s signature over printed name, along with the writer’s address and telephone number. The address and telephone number will not be printed. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for length and legal considerations. Deadline is noon the Thursday prior to publication. Send your letter to: The Editor, Rimbey Review, Box 244, Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 or email:

Copyright Notice All printed material, including photographs and articles, is the sole property of The Rimbey Review. No reproduction of this material is permitted without permission of the publisher.

Subscriptions: IN CANADA $65 + 5% GST - $68.25 TO USA $3 per week + 5% GST - $163.80

Contact Us: P.O. Box 244 5001 - 50 Avenue (Main Street) Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0

Phone: 843-4909 Fax: 843-4907 Display deadline: Thursday at 12 noon Classified deadline: Thursday at 12 noon Proofing Deadline Friday at 10 a.m.

On The Other Side I began my career in journalism with a certain amount of surprise and a great deal of trepidation. I, a housewife with three kids, whose expertise had revolved around making melt in your mouth delicious cinnamon buns, stepped tentatively past the threshold of the newspaper world, not quite able to believe I had made it past the interview stage. But, somehow, it seemed the paper gods were smiling down on me, and before I knew it, there I was. A reporter. My first assignment was to cover a town council meeting, actually understand what they were talking about and then write about it so it made sense not only to me, but

Red Deer, Alberta Published every Tuesday by PNG Prairie Newspaper Group in community with: President: Mary Kemmis

finally making prints. I was not happy in the darkroom, but no one knew, because, it was, after all, dark in there. But, it was part of the job so I learned it and I did it and was even a tiny bit impressed with myself until the day I accidentally dropped the negs into the wrong solution and they came out blank. That was the week I learned who my true friends were. A true friend helps you avoid the wrath of an editor, allowing you, against their better judgement, to stage a picture with them in it, even if it is midnight. On deadline day we cut and pasted all our stories and pictures into strips and somehow we fit them all into these huge pages laid out on giant light tables. After the pages were

done, they were taken to the camera in the back where the negatives were shot. Then the negatives were taken somewhere, but by this time, I did not care. I was done. I was terrible at cutting and pasting. Someone from production who was much better at it was always redoing my pages and I would go around muttering ‘sorry’ and feeling very inadequate. Finally, after I cut and pasted for what seemed like forever and people went behind me and redid all my work, we would order Kentucky Fried Chicken and laugh and talk and be all happy. Deadline day was over. The paper was done. Finally, one day the little independent newspaper I worked for was sold to a big newspaper chain.

It wasn’t awful. It wasn’t the end of the world. We all kept our jobs. It was simply change. As it turned out change included no more cutting and pasting. We had to learn to lay out the pages on the computer. I was terrified. I remembered fondly the days of my typewriter with the carriage that routinely jammed. Sometimes when I struggle to figure out the three remotes we have in our house now, I feel the same way about an old television set we had with a dial that worked only on channels six and eight. But, of course, change is inevitable and, in the long run, usually good. Apparently now we are supposed to ‘tweet’ people. My goodness. What next?

Being ready for boom or bust environment will happen next time

Jonah Kondro


also to my readers. I was so nervous my pen was vibrating, but I wrote copious notes, not understanding too much of anything I wrote. I agonized over my notes later. “What?” I mused. “What was I trying to say? What were they trying to say? Oh my goodness, I should have stayed in the kitchen. Whatever was I doing trying to be a reporter? What if I wrote the wrong thing? What if I misquoted somebody? Actually, for about three decades now those questions have continued to plague me. When I first began my career as a journalist, I was given an old typewriter to work on. It did not return the carriage all the way, but I was told to improvise, so I did. I banged stories out on that old typewriter probably with more determination than skill, but my stories ran every week and every week I banged out more. Editors tore my stuff apart and I wrote and rewrote and, in so doing, was completely happy. I also worked in the darkroom, rolling negatives, developing negatives, and

I’ve rode through enough rainstorms on a motorcycle to know eventually an overpass affords a little respite from the rain; or other times pushing through till the end of the storm means I’m neutralizing my shivers in the

bathtub. I’ve always made it home, and there has always been another sunny day to ride my motorcycle. The worst rainstorm I’ve ever been through was late last summer. I was at the tail end of a month long motorcycle mission and riding up the Coquihalla Highway in B.C. The sun had long since extinguished for the day, the rain was unrelenting, and I had been shivering so much that I thought I was warm again (maybe that was a small dose of hypothermia setting in). Doesn’t all that sound a little like an economic recession? Misery, gloom, and sobriety. These days recession has become a dirty word like suicide, terrorism, or the

cost of a barrel of oil. I rode through the 2008 financial storm and yet I still remade all the same poor choices as the collapse of Alberta’s economy approached in 2015. I know enough to know that I should have saved more of my nickels when the work was there; just like how I know I should pack an extra pair socks when riding my motorcycle—a little something just in case I run out. Riding through these storms hasn’t changed my attitude. What I think is worse is the fact that I survived. If I know what I must do to beat the storm, then I’ll simply put that action into place when the time arrives. I won’t try to avoid the bad weather, fi-

nancial or otherwise. I believe there will be another overpass to hide under, or another economic trigger that will get people making money again. I’m a middle class college student that doesn’t have the middle class pay cheques anymore. Some of my college peers just celebrated graduating high school. My ten year high school reunion just pasted last summer. The funny thing about talking with some college kids is that they aren’t talking about overpasses or the price of oil. They haven’t been caught in the rain yet, so to speak. It sounds like I’m desiring to pontificate a vast amount of middle class life knowledge; and that

all these younger generations should be venerating my existence. But I’ll stop myself right there before an old timer shows up on my doorstep and starts yammering on about the interest rates in the 1980s. I’ve had to wait under an overpass or two waiting for the weather to let up, had a chocolate bar in my bag, and a nip of a little something something in a 375ml bottle. The work and the sun will be back (someday), and maybe by then I’ll have a degree finished up and I’ll more than happy to get back into the workforce. If the ghost of Ralph Klein is reading this, please let there be another oil boom. I’ll promise not to *** it all away next time.


Water bills rise in Rimbey BY TREENA MIELKE Town residents can expect to see their water bills go up by about $10 a month as of March 1. Council approved the motion to increase the water rate from $1.66 to $1.99 per cubic meter to be effective next month. The decision to increase it was made after council had discussed the operating budget. The average of a $10 a month increase is based on a $48 water bill. Interim CAO Donna Tona said increasing the water bill is a pro active move by council to ensure there is adequate funding in reserves should repairs be needed. She said the cost of repairs continues to increase. She noted 50 per cent of the water/sewer surplus will go to reserves. Tona encourages residents to control their water usage noting the newer type toilets use far less water than the older models. She said the town will require residents to use the odd/even watering method in the summer.

Council give green light continued from page 3

Sidewalk replacements will count for $200,000 in this year’s budget. A total of $279,300 will go to asphalt overlay on 50 Street from 52nd Ave. to 56 Ave. A total of $137,700 will go into asphalt overlay on 49 Street from 52 Ave. to 54 Ave. Funding ($68,700) will go towards 49 Street reconstruction from 49 Ave. to 50 Ave. Pankiw is pleased to see the funding go into overlay, noting in the past much of the dollars on infrastructure went into repairs. “We fell behind with overlay.” Council will spend $10,000 on a slide pump for the aquatic centre, $5,000 for a hot tub replacement motor and $5,000 to complete renovations of the family change room floors. No funding will be spend on the splash park. “The splash park is irreparable in its current state,” said Tona. This year’s budget will see $9,000 go towards clay, gravel and cement blocks for the marshal area at the compost site. “This is in direct response to input from senior residents,” said Tona. “Now they can take their bags and dump them on the marshalling area and we will load them into the bin.” The lights in the main

auditorium at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre will be replaced with LED lights at a cost of $33,000. Other capital projects include: new computers for the town office ($10,000), phone system upgrade for all town sites, ($31,000) new tandem ($70,000), two-way radios ($7,000) and public works shop upgrades ($16,000). It also includes main water reservoir/pump house upgrades ($75,000), fencing around recycle bins ($8,000), land use bylaw ($50,000), floor scrubber for arena ($7,000), major Zamboni maintenance (15,000), e-ceiling repairs at arena ($8,000), swipe key security system ($15,000) and two HVAC units ($65,000). A new mower and sidewalk snow clearing tractor will be purchased for $119,000 and $13,000 has been budgeted for headache racks, lighting and replacing the decals on all town vehicles. The RCMP building will get a $30,000 face lift this year. Acting CAO Lori Hillis said the water well study and construction and arena roof has bumped up the capital budget. “Usually, we spend about $1.5 million on capital projects, but this year it’s higher,” he said.




Ladies Auxiliary: The 2016 executive for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rimbey Legion are standing in the back from the left Joyce Eggleston, treasurer, Christine Hedges, Grace den Engleson, Gayle Rondeel and Cheryl Jones, secretary. In the front are Vi Christensen, Rose Bouchie, vice president, Shirley Hancik, president, Barbara Burnett, installing officer, Dale Waldnor, Sergeant-At-Arms. Photo by Michael Jarmoluk

Similarities must be magic Stu Salkeld Pipestone Flyer

Have you ever heard of a popular and award-winning fantasy franchise that features a young dark haired sorcerer, a prodigy at a wizard’s school, who has trials and tribulations learning the art of sorcery, gets a scar on his face and survives in a world of mythical beasts on his way to becoming a great

NOTICE: The Annual Blindman Valley Rod and Gun Club


is Wednesday, Feb. 10/16 @ 7 pm at the Lion’s Room in the community centre

Public Welcome No new memberships at this time.

wizard? Then you’ve heard of the Earthsea Trilogy written by famed science fiction author Ursula K. LeGuin. The trilogy, consisting of A Wizard of Earthsea, the Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore (which won a national book award in 1973), feature the exploits of the wizard Sparrowhawk. They were published in the early 1970’s. What’s that? You thought I was referring to another series of books about a dark haired boy attending a wizard’s school? Boy wizard Harry Potter has become a global phenomenon since his first adventure was published in the late 1990’s. Harry Potter’s famous author, J.K. Rowling, is

an interesting person, regardless of your opinion of her work. First publishing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the late 1990’s, single-mom-turned-fantasy-author Rowling saw her Potter franchise explode around the world. It’s now a multi-media franchise including a plethora of novels, movies, companion books, artwork, video games, t-shirts, lunchboxes and much, much more. Rowling herself has faced numerous lawsuits since her famous creation’s debut. The lawsuits claimed that Rowling plagiarized her dark haired boy in a wizard school idea, and many other ideas, from other authors. As far as I can see her work does have deep sim-

Rimbey Denture Clinic 30 years of experience to better serve you

Complete • Partial • Relines • Immediates • Repairs

Danny Jones

403.843.2777 4915 – 50 Ave, East of Rimbey Value Drug Mart

ilarities to other authors works, including LeGuin’s Earthsea trilogy. In fairness, it should be noted every lawsuit filed against Rowling and her famous creation has been thrown out; a number of Rowling defenders state that the lawsuits were simply an attempt to extort money from a very famous and wealthy person. Happens all the time. Oprah Winfrey has stated in the past she regularly gets requests from strangers for $50,000. But it’s difficult to dismiss entirely the similarity Potter has to other literary creations, especially LeGuin’s that were published about 25 years beforehand. LeGuin herself, who also won the coveted Nebula Award for her science fiction novel The Left Hand of Darkness, has commented on the fact she feels Rowling got a few too many pats on the back for “originality” in the Potter books, quoted in Dec., 2005 in the Guardian Unlimited that Rowling “could have been more gracious about her predecessors. My incredulity was at the critics who found the first book wonderfully original. (Rowling) has many virtues, but orig-

inality isn’t one of them.” The issue came to mind again earlier this month with the passing of actor Alan Rickman; a lot of people apparently know him from the Harry Potter movies, although we dinosaurs from the 80’s know him as Hans Gruber, terrorist from the first Die Hard movie. There’s a false quote circulating on the internet claiming Rickman loved the Harry Potter books so much he looked forward to reading them at 80 years old to his grandkids. Rickman did not, in fact, say that; it’s been revealed that an obsessed Harry Potter fan on Facebook invented the entire thing. As a humorous aside, there’s now an illustration also circulating on the internet that includes a photo of Rickman and the text, “I never said that.” Maybe if the reading-to-the-grandkids quote is repeated enough times, it will cast a spell to make it reality. Interested in reading more about the similarities between Potter and the Earthsea trilogy? If you’re internet-equipped, do a Google search for “similarities between Harry Potter and Earthsea.” There’s plenty to read.



Alberta’s strength lies in its people

Jason Nixon, MLA Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre Official Opposition Whip, Democracy and Accountability Advocate MLA REPORT Recently, the world price of oil reached a 12year low, reaching below $30 per barrel. At the

same time the Canadian dollar dipped below 70 cents U.S. As the economy continues to deteriorate and job losses mount, people across our province and country are just now beginning to come to grips with the severity of the situation. In 2016 the upstream oil and gas sector is expected to continue shedding jobs, yet another significant body blow for rural regions like ours. However, this is no time to question or dismiss rural Alberta’s role at the heart of our economy. We are home to one of the world’s most productive agricultural economies, with a total farm area of 50.5 million

acres. In 2014, our farm cash receipts totalled $12.9 billion, representing 22.4 per cent of Canada’s production, including the highest cattle receipts. At the same time, our processed food and beverage industries reached $13.7 billion. Meanwhile, our forestry industry shipped $5.4 billion in products, with exports of $2.7 billion. More than half of Alberta’s land base is forested, and about 60 per cent of it is considered suitable for harvest. Of course, our greatest resource isn’t oil or gas, wheat or beef, lumber or pulp. Our true strength has always been Albertans. I have always felt that

our commitment to cultivating the leaders of tomorrow is best represented by the hundreds of 4-H clubs operating across Alberta’s vast rural regions. 2016 marks the 99th year of 4-H in Alberta. As I’m sure many of you can attest, the program is about so much more than cleaning ditches, raising steers, and public speaking. Rather, it’s about teaching the values of community service, and helping youth realize their potential as self-reliant, contributing members of society. Never have the contributions of 4-H been more readily apparent to me

yet to be fully addressed as many of the regulations it requires have yet to be written. The NDP government has promised further consultations over the next 18 months. Because of their leadership and dedication to this point, I know I can count on Alberta’s 4-H community to continue standing up for farm families. So, what is Alberta’s most valuable resource? I rest easier in the knowledge that our future belongs with those who pledge their head, their heart, their hands, and their health to their club, their community, and their country. They speak to the best of who we are.

than during the debate of the provincial government’s controversial Bill 6. As originally written, this legislation left the door open to disastrous consequences for farm families and rural communities. As the protests against this approach grew, current and former 4-H members from across Alberta, including R i m b e y - R o c k y Mountain House-Sundre, took centre stage. Their voice proved instrumental in prompting the government to put forward vital amendments designed to protect the family farm. I should note that the threat posed by Bill 6 has

Doug Hart to be keynote speaker at women’s conference Feb. 11 BY TREENA MIELKE The keynote speaker at this year’s Women’s Conference coming to Rimbey Thu., Feb. 11 is pleased to have the opportunity to speak to a group of women about the wide scope of changes society has experienced in the past and also present a snapshot of how the future could look. Doug Hart’s long career in nursing, teaching and administration lends itself well to taking the reins as a keynote speaker. “It’s not something new to me,” he said. “And once I get my i’s dotted and my t’s crossed, I quite enjoy it.” Hart’s impressive track record in public service has not gone unnoticed. In 2005 he received the Premier’s Centennial Medal of Excellence for his substantial contribution to post-secondary education. He has served as a registered nurse, a teacher of nurses, and a senior executive in the post-secondary education system. He has also served at Alberta Hospital Ponoka; Red Deer Regional Hospital; Red Deer College and Grande Prairie Regional College, most recently as Vice President Academic. He fulfilled the role of Acting President in 20067.

Professionally, he holds diplomas in psychiatric nursing and registered nursing, an undergraduate degree in nursing, a master’s degree in education administration and a master’s degree in science in health promotion studies. Active in professional and civic activities, Doug has represented the Civil Service Association of Alberta, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, the United Nurses of Alberta, the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, and Alberta Association of Colleges and Technical Institutes. He has served on many Provincial and Federal Governance Boards including The Yellowhead Regional Educational Consortium, The Alberta Council

on Admissions and Transfers, Alberta North, Red Deer College, and Grande Prairie Regional College. Doug represented Alberta and Northwest Territories Faculty on the Board of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges during which he spent two years on the Board Executive. During his welcome and keynote address, Buggy Whips and Bull Whips, Challenging Bigger is Better, Hart will talk about economic, social, environmeal and technical changes. Rooted in Central Alberta all his life, Doug has been active with community groups such as Scouts Canada, Ponoka Minor Hockey, and Ponoka Minor Ball. Doug participates in environmental, performing

LANDSCAPING THIS YEAR? NEW SHELTERBELT? It’s that time of year again! Beautify your yard and protect new trees and plants.

Beat the Road Bans Enhanced Ground Cover Wood Chips Shredded Bark Mulch Cedar Mulch

Trailer load quantities starting at $24.00/yard

arts, and church groups. As a founding member of the Geocentric Electricity Development Association, Doug is part of a volunteer group that promotes geothermal electricity production at the local level. His advocacy work includes health promotion, economic diversity and rural development. For recreation, Doug enjoys camping, gardening, and fishing. Doug and his wife Ina, live on an acreage in the County of Ponoka. Together they have raised four children, and are now enjoying being grandparents.

Well known public figure, Doug Hart will be the keynote speaker at the Rimbey Women’s Conference. Photo submitted

REACH up to


weekender A Stettler Independent Pubication...



10 – 30%

Rimbey Review, Ponoka News, Stettler Independent, the weekender, Bashaw Star, Castor Advance, Sylvan Lake News, Eckville Echo, and Pipestone Flyer



A dvance

Available for pick up at our location at Hwy 27 and Hwy 22

Prairie Mulch & Bedding Company Ltd. 403-556-6440 •

Contact us for all your advertising needs.

403-843-4909 Fax: 403-843-4907



Bentley school holds ‘after Christmas’ Christmas concert BY JUNE NORVILA On the day the Bentley school had their Christmas concert scheduled, all Wolf Creek schools were closed due to inclement weather, so the Bentley concert was staged for after Christmas.

It was originally called “Our Christmas Bells” but was changed to “The After Christmas Christmas Concert”. For the second year there were two performances in the elementary school gymnasium - an afternoon matinee and an evening perfor-

mance. Festive decorations adorned the gym. Both programs were well attended, with a full house in the evening. Mrs. Marla Kolybaba, the Bentley School Fine Arts Academy/Director who oversees the production, said, “We had a full house for the evening

Part of the Bentley Christmas program included a prelude with a piano duet by Grade 4 girls, Janelle Schlak and Emily Guse. Grade 8 students Evan Ford and Geran Christiansen also played individual pieces.

This paper is

0la% 0 1 ble c y Rec

concert and it always seems to be of the best quality of performance.” She felt many performers really stepped things up a notch in the evening as their nerves had settled after the afternoon program. She praised all the students, teachers, and others who make her task of coordinating the Christmas program year after year so enjoyable. By having the performances at the school there is no extra cost. There is less problems with setup and take down and less lost time travelling back and forth. Decorating and practicing could be done beforehand. Lighting and sound could be pre-tested, and performers could come from their rooms when it was their turn, and go back to their rooms when done, making for less distractions for the audience that would have had to be seated further away from the actual performers if in a bigger venue. The Mistress of Ceremonies was Macey McPherson from Grade 6. First up were individual piano selections by Grade 8 students Evan Ford and Geran Christiansen.They were followed by a piano duet by Grade 4 girls, Janelle Schlak and Emily Guse. The large ECS (Playschool) class did the

S-A-N-T-A song and The Wheels On the Bus. A medley of bell songs was sung by the large kindergarten class who were wearing black top hats with decorative bright sparkly red ribbon. The Grade 1 class playing percussion instruments and wearing colorful volunteer-made Christmas toques and the junior/senior high handbell team both offered their versions of Jingle Bells. The Grade 2 and 3 classes marched into the gym clapping and stomping to the beat. They filled the entire stage area and performed “We will Jingle” with actions. Next filling the stage area were the Grade 4 class who sang ‘Hear Those Bells’ while playing on melodic type instruments. With all lights turned off, the Grade 5 class dressed all in black performed ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ in American Sign Language (ASL) to a spellbound audience. Under black light, all that was visible was the neon orange, green, and yellow gloved hand movements spelling out the words. Kolybaba said, “We sang it slower in the evening to make the effect more powerful. There is something beautiful about hearing music and seeing the signs, too, I think.”

Lucy Anderson, a school custodian who is deaf, was of tremendous help teaching this song. An area of the gym floor had to be left clear for the jr/sr high dance option students group who did “The Grinch Hip Hop”. It was a high-energy choreographed dance under the direction of Miss Courtney MacMillan. To end the concert a video of “Silent Night” done in ASL was shown and people were invited to join in the singing of the song. Teacher Jason Hazlett ‘auctioned’ off a staff-supplied Christmas basket in the afternoon and another basket at the evening performance. All the classes each had collected and donated to fundraising ‘theme’ baskets that were raffled off at the evening performance. Total funds raised amounted to $2,619.00. It will go to the school’s Families In Need fund that is used during the Christmas season but can be utilized anytime throughout the school year. “The Bentley’s school’s philosophy is ‘Bentley School Gives Back’,” notes Kolybaba, “so we work hard to give back to our community so our funds go to help all kinds of people in the community.”



Expecting 225 black/red cross cows. All 2nd - 4th calvers. Bred back to Black Angus bulls to start calving April 1. For more information and to consign please call Craig Jacklin 403-783-5561 or 403-783-1453 Nansen Vold 403-783-5561 or 403-783-0349 Regular Sales every Tuesday

Electricians for all your wiring • Do-it-yourself supplies • Electric Wiring • Electrical Maintenance • Bucket Truck Service

403-845-3155 TOLL FREE

1-844-843-3155 Emergency after hours 403-895-3155 Ron Prins Chris Nielsen

“Now Serving Rimbey and Area”

Pictured is some of the Kindergarten class. They wore decorated black top hats, were shaking small bells and sang a medley of bell songs. June Norvila Photos



Regional fire chief visits Rimbey town council BY TREENA MIELKE The activity report for Rimbey Volunteer Fire Department for 2015 shows the fire fighters responding to a fire call about every three and a half days. Dennis Jones, Regional Fire Chief for Ponoka County, who attended the Jan. 25 council meeting, commended the Rimbey fire fighters for doing a great job. “They are top notch fire fighters,” he said. He noted 2015 was a transitional year for the fire department with Ponoka County taking over operation of the East District Fire Department (Rimbey) on May 1. ”The year, overall, ended with what cold be viewed as average,” he said. “No one type of call showed a major increase.” He noted the Christmas season started off with a structure fire during the early morning hours of Christmas Eve Day. “Thankfully the residents were able to get out safely as a result of working smoke detectors.” The breakdown of fire calls for the Rimbey department shows 21 calls for structure or vehicle fires. Grass and rubbish fires garnered 14 calls, and there were 12 vehicle accident calls. The fire department responded to 13 service calls with other agencies such as RCMP and EMS and attended to eight public

service calls including gas leaks, CO detector, rescue or downed powerlines. False alarms accounted for 27 calls. Total manhours reported are 1,094. Of the 21 fire calls two were highway calls, one was in the Summer

Village of Parkland Beach, three were in the Town of Rimbey and 15 were Ponoka County including Bluffton. Four grass fires were reported in the town, nine in Ponoka County and one was a highway call. Five vehicle accidents were highway

calls and five were in Ponoka County including Bluffton. Two were in the town of Rimbey. Eight public service calls including RCMP and/or an ambulance were within the town of Rimbey, one was a highway call and four were in the county including

Bluffton. The majority of other service calls (six) were in the county, four were in town and one was in the Summer Village of Parkland Beach. The majority of false alarms (18) were in the Town of Rimbey, eight were in the county and

one was in Parkland Beach. Jones told council fire halls being built at Meridian Beach or Parkland Beach are on the radar for the future. However, he said nothing is planned for 2016, but the issue could be addressed in 2017.


Rimbey FCSS Healthy Families

Feel good investing with a safety net. With our Stock Market GIC your money grows if the market goes up*, but it never dips below your original investment if the market goes down. You can’t lose.

Developing a child’s selfesteem by listening to their stories and giving them your undivided attention will make a difference to that child and show them that you care. RFCSS/RCHHS 403-843-2030

Feel good about your money.

Personal | Mortgages | Investments | Loans | Insurance | Business

Member will receive the full level of participation to a maximum of 12% on the 3 Year Energy Stock Market GIC and a maximum of 30% on the 5 Year Canada Stock Market GIC. For full details please visit The Servus logo and the Servus Circle graphic device are trademarked properties of Servus Credit Union Ltd.





Multiple listing service

OFFICE: 403-843-7736 9.74 Acres, CLOSE to Gull Lake, well treed, no exit road. 3 bdrms, all appliances, pellet stove, hot tub, HUGE deck. $349,900. Call Wendy For More Info.

11.98 Acres, Great Set Up For Horses, 5 paddocks with auto waterers, HEATED 36 x 36 shop. 2 bdrms, all appliances, wood stove, wrap around deck. Property Is In Immaculate Condition! $518,900. Call Wendy.

CEDAR LOG HOME on beautiful quarter section with nice setup for a few horses or cattle some hay and crop land plus lots of trees $997,000. Call Jeff.

1700 plus sq ft home full basement fenced yard main floor laundry double attached garage shows awesome $335,000. Call Jeff.

4637 51 Ave. 4bdrms, jetted tub, newer appliances, EXTENSIVELY renovated detached garage, Nicely landscaped, RV Parking & Quick Possession! $169,900 Call Wendy.

So Many Possibilities! Would Make A Great Business Or A 3 Bdrm Home. EXCELLENT Location! Many Upgrades Quick Possession! $169,900 Call Wendy.

Half Section of grass with a large variety of trees some oil revenue and a nice 3 bedroom home private location $769,000. Call Jeff.

Bare Acreages from 2 acres and up close to town services to property lines Starting at $85,000. Call Jeff.

EXCELLENT Revenue Property Or Starter Home! Great Location! 3 bdrms, all appliances, Nice Open floor Plan. Move In & Enjoy! New Price $174,900. Call Wendy.

EXCELLENT LOCATION! Main Street Rimbey Commercial Lots. Ground Work Is Completed, Ready To Build! So MANY Possibilities! Call Wendy For More Info.

Large Executive style home with 6 beds and 6 baths Very Well Kept on 2.5 acres on the edge of town double garage and more $799,000. Call Jeff.

Terrific Family Home close to soccer fields great view fenced yard double garage quick possession 5 beds 3baths and more $309,000. Call Jeff.


Coming next week to the Beatty House are Old Time master musicians and educators Spencer & Rains.The duo will perform on Wed., Feb 3 at 7:30 pm, as part of the National Home Routes house concert program. Originally from Kansas and Texas, this duo bring a lifelong love of traditional Appalachian, Texas and bluegrass music to a modern audience, and have spent countless hours rediscovering, recording, and teaching southern fiddle and folk tunes and songs that were close to being lost in time. Photo submitted

Old time music masters Spencer & Rains to perform at Beatty House SUBMITTED

EXCELLENT HOME in good location completely finished double garage plus outside storage shed which would make Jeff Collins a nice hobby shop QUICK POSSESSION Cell: 403-783-0216 CALL JEFF $279,000. Home: 403-843-2193

ADULT CONDO with quick possession 2 beds 2 baths nice floor plan main floor laundry across from Drop In Centre end unit all appliances and more $225,000. Call Jeff

Feels like Home Great Location Double garage fenced yard full basement 4 beds 3 baths nice open floor plan large lot very nice landscaping Call Jeff.


Wendy Stevenson Cell: 403-704-5520


LOCATED Only 3 miles from Rimbey! Quick 15 plus acres, all services, well treed, private, 5309 50 Street Rimbey LOCATED on Pavement, Great for horses, Possession! 8 acres, Heated Shop, Beautiful QUICK Possession! 5bdrms, 3 bath, all appliances. Yard,Huge Deck. Home is In IMMACULATE Home needs some TLC. This Property Has Open floor plan, MAIN Floor laundry, heated garage. Condition, 4bdrms, 2 bath all newer LOTS OF POTENTIAL! QUICK Possession! GREAT Location, nicely landscaped, RV parking & appliances, MANY Upgrades! $369,900 Only 10 mins to Rimbey! $275,000 fenced back yard! Call Wendy For More Info. Here is a wonderful starter property priced right!


With 2 bedrooms, 3 piece bath, main floor laundry, nicely laid out, 660 sq. ft. Priced right at $ bungalow on a corner lot R-2 zoned, including single This lot is huge and on a quiet corner! detached garage at only The mobile is in awesome condition with many custom



how can you go wrong!


Discover Your Real Estate Professional

Cell 403-829-8291 | 1-866-249-5277


Coming next week to the Beatty House are Old Time master musicians and educators Spencer & Rains. The duo will perform on Wed., Feb 3 at 7:30 pm, as part of the National Home Routes house concert program. Originally from Kansas and Texas, this duo bring a lifelong love of traditional Appalachian, Texas and bluegrass music to a modern audience, and have spent countless hours rediscovering, recording, and teaching southern fiddle and folk tunes and songs that were This house has the sq. ft. with 1470 on two levels and a fully developed basement. All 4 bedrooms are spacious, there are 4 baths, 1 balcony, 2 decks and close to playgrounds. Additional parking in the back, good property to call home.

accents. 3 bedrooms, 3 piece bath, main floor laundry, For more information or to view PLEASE CALL open design with access to a nice covered deck. There is Dennis “O” 403-843-8474 with Discover Real another deck on the front of this unit and loads of room Estate! for a garage!

close to being lost in time. Tricia Spencer is a Kansas fiddler who grew up learning the tradition of old time music from her grandparents. At an early age, she was perched up on some stage tapping her foot to the beat of fiddles, banjos, mandolins and guitars. While growing up, her free time was spent traveling to festivals and fiddling contest throughout the Midwest where she learned from the likes of Pete McMahan, Cyril Stinnet, Lymon Enloe, Dwight Lamb, Amos Chase, and Lucy Pierce. Tricia is multi-instrumentalist who has studied with some of the great masters in old time and is highly sought after as a performer, dance fiddler, and instructor. Howard Rains is a native Texas artist and fiddler from a musical and artistic family whose two obsessions are painting and playing traditional American fiddle continued on page 11




Bentley Grade 1 students wore colourful individualized Christmas toques while singing Jingle Bells and playing percussion instruments. June Norvila Photo

Spencer & Rains to perform continued from page 10 music. Howard plays rare, old tunes learned from friends, family, mentors, and old recordings. As much known for his painting as his fiddling, Howard has painted many of great old time musicians, both living and passed away. Together, Spencer & Rains have performed and taught nationally and internationally, playing old time fiddle tunes and singing old songs in the style of their home states while also exploring other American regional styles. Both multi-instru-

mentalists and known for their twin fiddling, they are steeped in traditional music. Their releases “The Old Texas Fiddle Vols. I & II” reintroduce listeners to the pre-contest styles of Texas fiddling while “The Old Man and the Old Woman” shows off their vocal chops. In their unique and powerful style, Howard and Tricia are dedicated to the preservation, performance, and teaching of old time music. Tickets are available now at Stationery Stories and Sounds on Main Street in Rimbey, including 10 free tickets for children 12 and

younger. For more information call Teri at 403843-6497. From Ernie Hill’s reviews of Tricia and Howard’s albums: “I think that’s a fair description of what happens when every note you’ve ever heard in your life mulls and bumps and rests and moves, then re-assembles itself randomly as an original Tune. Fiddlin’ Like There’s No Tomorrow is a pure example of Americana/Roots Music being preserved, embellished and passed on in the American Folk Tradition.”

Rezoning request denied by council BY TREENA MIELKE A Rimbey businessman’s application for rezoning in order to build a triplex has been turned down by council. At its Monday meeting, council gave thumbs down to the application by John Peacock. Peacock’s application for rezoning is for lots on 53rd Ave. east of the Nazarene Church. The 50-foot wide lot which is subdivided for the purpose of building a duplex is zoned R2 (low density residential housing). Peacock wanted the lot to be rezoned to R3 (medium density residential) so he could construct the triplex which was to consist of two three-bedroom suites and one two-bedroom suite. “We presently have a number of rental homes in Rimbey and we know that there is historically very few three-bedroom homes for families to rent. This shortage of family sized rentals has been a hindrance for people moving to Rimbey

as well as business owners or workers,” he said in his application letter. The triplex was to be built to look like a two-storey house with a suite on each level. After some discussion, council agreed to comply with the recommendation by administration to deny the application. They agreed a triplex was not in keeping with the surrounding environment and rezoning the property to medium density residential opened the door for even larger developments. A suggestion by Liz Armitage, the town’s planner, to rezone the property to direct control was also shot down by council. Coun. Mathew Jaycox noted parking is dense on that street now. “I don’t know how public works manages to clear the streets now,” he said. Rick Schmidt, director of public works agreed it is difficult. Coun. Paul Payson said council needed to “avoid piecemeal” zoning.




5100 - 61 Avenue, North side of Rimbey

403-843-8430 Toll Free 1-877-843-8575

Turn Talk into Action and Join the Conversation

Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw Review



Lacombe County is inviting you to attend an interactive public meeting in your community during the month of February or March 2016 to facilitate updating the County’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP). This plan will guide how the County will grow and develop over the next 10 years, and will influence the policies that further regulate development under the County’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB). We want to find out what you think the important issues for future development are and how we can best plan for the next 10 years. This is your opportunity to shape the policies that will influence you and future development in the County.

Want to RSVP? Unable to attend a session but want to provide comment? Have a question? Reach the Planning and Development Department! (403) 782-8389

COMMUNITY? Your Vision, Your Plan Your 1st Opportunity to Provide Input

RSVP’s Required All meetings 6-9:30 pm Dinner Provided

Bentley Community Hall RSVP by Mon, Feb 8th

Gilby Hall RSVP by Mon, Feb 8th

Lacombe Memorial Centre RSVP by Mon, Feb 22nd

Haynes Hall RSVP by Mon, Feb 22nd

Mirror Hall RSVP by Mon, Feb 22nd



Alberta’s Best Indoor RV Show!



Annual Red Deer RV Exposition & Sale

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH TO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST WESTERNER PARK Parkland, Prairie & Stockmens Pavilions Fri., Feb. 12 Sat., Feb. 13

10am – 8pm

Sun., Feb. 14 to Thurs., Feb. 18

10am – 6pm

Fri., Feb. 19 Sat., Feb. 20

Sunday Feb. 21

10am – 8pm

10am – 6pm

6 of Central Alberta’s Largest RV Dealers Indoors!

Hockey action: John Hartman and Brittany Lukocs prepare to face off against Rocky Midgets Photo submitted in the second game of the first round of provincial playdowns.

Long Stay Deluxe 2 bdrm Suites 4205 - 64 St., Ponoka, AB

Travel Trailers • Fifth Wheels Class A & C Motorhomes All Indoors! Storage can be arranged for your RV purchase!




12 Banks available to offer the LOWEST INTEREST RATES EVER*!

ADMISSION Family $15 Kids 5 & Kids & Seniors $4 Adults $5 Under FREE Parking $5

Don’t miss out on the FINAL Indoor RV Show of the Year! *Available O.A.C. See dealer for full details.

Includes: Fridge, Stove, Fireplace, Air Conditioning, Window Coverings, Oak Cabinetry with Corian Countertops, Balcony, High Security Card Locks. (Fully Furnished Extra).



Senior Discou nt

NO CHILDREN, NO PETS, NO SMOKERS Furnished or Unfurnished Short or Long Term Rental Available All utilities included except telephone Senior* rates available

Call ERNIE at 780-335-6767




Directory Diirec Directory D irect i ec ctory ct y

Grace Lutheran Church Bentley - ELCIC Worship 11:15 a.m. 4th Sunday of the month 5 p.m. More Info, Mark Ree 403-748-2147 5 miles west, 1.5 miles south, 1 mile west of Bentley

“Sharing New Life in Christ”

Rimbey New Life Fellowship

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church 11:30 a.m. Midweek Service - Wednesday 7 p.m. Ladies Meeting Friday 2 p.m. Pastor Reg Darnell 403-843-3336 (Office) 403-782-2694 (Home) 5038 - 49 Ave. •

24/7 Novice Renegades celebrate a great weekend of hockey at the Bowden Novice Tournament. In the back are Dax Dixon, Weston Trafiak, Finn Kelly, Mason Tisdale, Austin Flikkema and Tavish Beagle. In the front are Nate Hankel, Benson Boorman, Cameron Beagle and Owen Toussaint. Photo submitted

Minor hockey in Rimbey SUBMITTED The 24/7 Compression Novice Renegades enjoyed an action packed

weekend at the Bowden Novice Tournament Jan. 23 and 24. From the time the first puck was dropped to the last sec-

PIANO ACCOMPANIST NEEDED! The Rimbey United Church is looking for a musician to accompany congregational singing on Sunday mornings, and to practice with the choir and accompany them in the anthems they offer. There are also opportunities to offer music at special services like weddings and memorial services. If you would like more information about the expectations or the compensation for this position, please contact the church at 403-843-2458 or through out website:

DID YOU KNOW? You can have your photo featured in page 2’s Photo of the Week in the Rimbey Review! Simply, email your photo and name for consideration to:

onds of the tournament, the team played their hearts out. They really came together as a team and worked hard throughout all three games. All three Rimbey Novice teams will end the season at a tournament in Lacombe in March. Playoff season has begun for the Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget teams. Eckrim Atom A Renegades beat out Sylvan Lake and will ad-

vance to the next round. Rimbey Implements Atom B Renegades will play one more game against millet. Canalta Peewee A and Sirrs Law Group Bantams got a bye for the first round and will begin playdowns in February. The Co-operators Insurance Midget Renegades took the series with a 9-3 win in Rocky on Jan. 23 and 7-4 in Rimbey on Jan. 24. The Renegades will now face Thorsby for the second round of playdowns.

THE BIG QUESTIONS Have you ever wondered what half the words mean when the church starts talking about its faith? What is Sin and Grace? What are Baptism and Communion about? What do the words Atonement and Vocation even mean and do they have any relevance to life in the 21st Century? Come explore some of the big questions of the Christian faith. Starting February 7, every Sunday morning in worship, we will be exploring a 13 week series “Doctrine isn’t Dusty”. It could get you thinking, and give you even better questions to be wondering about. Join us at 10:30 Sunday mornings at Rimbey United Church 4931 51st Avenue. Or check our website for the list of topics to be covered:

Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m. (on Radio 93.3 FM) 5214-51 Street, Phone: 403-843-2029 Pastor Grant Rainey

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY 5211 52 St., Rimbey Service & Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. 4th Sunday Family Service: 11:00 a.m. Stuart Adams: 403-843-6164 or Arlene Edwards: 403-843-6077

Th e Rimbey Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Evangelical Missionary Church

Sabbath School at 9:45 a.m. Worship Service at 11:00 a.m.

Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

Pastor David Beaudoin 403-783-2499

Pastor: Rev. Barry Klassen 403-843-6461


1/2 mile East of Hoadley on Highway #611

Zion Lutheran Church Lutheran Church Canada Divine Service at 10:30 4521 - 54th Ave. Rimbey Pastor Mark Schultz Office - 403-843-2767 Home - 403-843-4420

Rimbey Christian Reformed Church 5506-51 Ave

Service at 10:00 a.m.

Nursery Provided


Pastor: Bill Nieuwenhuis

Rimbey Alliance Church 4620 - 54th Avenue, Rimbey 403-843-3727 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Children’s Church

RomanMass Catholic Church Times:

Saturday Evening: Sunday Morning: Sylvan Lake - 5:00 p.m. Rimbey - 9:00 a.m. Sylvan Lake -11:00 a.m. Last Sunday of every month:

Sylvan Lake 9:00 a.m.

Rimbey 11:00 a.m.

Parish Priest: Father Les Drewicki Administration Offi ce: 403-843-2126;



REACH OVER 217,000 READERS With one of these great deals! 6 PACK 8 PACK






What’s Happening


Services Directory

Items Buy/Sell


Rental & Real Estate


Public Notice









P.O. Box 244 5001-50th Ave. Rimbey AB, T0C 2J0

FAX: 403-843-4907




In Memoriam

Share it!

MUDDLE Janie Isobel (Swartz) In the early hours of Wednesday January 20, 2016 Janie surrounded by her loving family peacefully passed away in the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 94 years. She was born July 31, 1921 at the farmhouse in the Blindman Valley district south of Bluffton. At the age of 94, she was the last remaining child of Ethel and Charles Swartz. Her older siblings included Inez, Cyrus, Ruby, Mildred and Lorine. Her younger siblings were Charles and twins Lillian and Leona. She listed one of her fondest memories as the day she married Norman Muddle, June 24, 1940. From that day forward they farmed in the Monte Vista district of Rimbey. Lovingly they worked side by side for close to 61 years. Norman rode on to be with the Lord February 17, 2002. The busy farm life and her home was her favourite place. She was as much herself out on the tractor as in the kitchen or sewing. Her yard and garden were without a weed in sight, always with extra and cheerfully given to neighbours and friends. Janie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her family. Her son Allan (Pat) Muddle and their two sons; Steven (Brenda) Muddle with family Kayla, Lisa, Cody, Lacey and great-great-grandchildren; Ryder, Rogan, Rudy, Haiden, Jasper and Rodney Muddle. Her daughter Norma/Babe (Ian) Ross with a daughter and son Kathy (Tony) Kamlah with family Jeff (Grejanka) and great-great-grandchildren Hayden, Ryley, Carter, Dana Kamlah Chris (Diane) Ross, Her daughter Penny (Pat) Gillespie with 3 sons; Colin (Mandy) Gillespie with family Noah, Jonas, Eli, Devon (Andrea) Gillespie with family; Morgan, Jack, Eric (Aly) Gillespie, One loving sister-in-law Mollie Gyori also remembers Janie. Funeral services were held from the Rimbey United Church on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Interment followed in the West Haven Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to The David Thompson Health Trust P.O. Box 440 Rimbey,AB T0C 2J0 or the Rimbey Seniors Drop-In Centre Box 1352 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements. Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366. “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”


Reached a Milestone?

What’s Happening #50 - # 70

Arts & Crafts Shows ..................50 Class Registrations....................51 Coming Events ..........................52 Lost ............................................54 Found ........................................56 Companions ..............................58 Personals...................................60 Bingos........................................64 Fitness & Sports ........................66 Happy Ads .................................70

Coming Events


RIMBEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HANSEN Wilma 1913-2002 John 1904-1985 Though you are away We miss you each day Jean, Linda, Bill: family

Winter Fundraiser Banquet

February 5, 2016 At: Peter Lougheed Community Centre


Doors open 5:45pm Supper at 6:30pm

Card Of Thanks

~With Sincere Thanks~ The children of the late Janie Muddle would like to thank family and friends for their support for mom and her family during her stay in Rimbey Long Term Care Area II, also to Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, Rose Anderson for the eulogy and the honorary pallbearers, Rimbey United Church members, and those who made mom’s final days brighter. Special Thanks goes to the staff in Area II Long Term Care. The care and consideration given family by staff in Janie’s final days is beyond compare and so much appreciated.


Entertainment: Cody Kreil & Jordana Baker; Bare’n Von Hair Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

ALBERTA AUCTIONEER ASSOCIATION Presents 5th Annual Auctioneer Championship. Bid on many items. Saturday, February 6, 12 Noon, Coast Plaza Hotel, 1316 33 St. NE, Calgary. Doors open at 10 a.m. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.



CLASSIFIED N.W. BUY • • • • • •

Ponoka Rimbey Eckville Sylvan Lake Lacombe Pipestone Flyer

Starting at 25 words for $45.90 Call toll free 1-877-223-3311 or Local 403-309-3300





ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Blindman River Hall Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 pm

Community Welcome! Rimbey Drop In Centre

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Feb. 18, 2016 at 1 pm TELL it all! Tell it well! Make 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.

AL-ANON WEEKLY MEETING FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF ALCOHOLICS. Tuesdays 8 p.m. Neighborhood Place 5110 - 49 Ave., Ponoka For more info 403-783-4557

Coming Events




Weekly meetings Tuesdays @ 8 p.m. Neighborhood Place 5110 - 49 Ave. Ponoka For more info. 403-783-4557 or 403-783-8371

Employment #700 - #920

Caregivers/Aides................710 Clerical ..............................720 Computer Personnel ..........730 Dental ................................740 Estheticians........................750 Hair Stylists ........................760 Janitorial ............................770 Legal ..................................780 Medical ..............................790 Personals Oilfield ................................800 Professionals......................810 IS someone’s drinking Restaurant/Hotel ................820 causing you problems? Sales & Distributors ..........830 AL-ANON 403-346-0320 Teachers/Tutors..................840 Trades ................................850 Truckers/Drivers ................860 Business Opportunities......870 Miscellaneous ....................880 AN EXCELLENT Volunteers Wanted ............890 Positions Wanted ..............895 CHOICE Training ........900 WHERE YOUR Employment Career Planning ................920





RIMBEY & DISTRICT CRIME WATCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tues. Feb 9, 2016 at Leedale Hall Dinner: 6 pm meeting to follow Silent Auction Tickets $20 at Rimbey RCMP Detachment or any Board Member Everyone welcome!


MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-athome positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: or 1-855-768-3362 to start training for your work-athome career today!



Teachers/ Tutors

Business Opportunities

MEDICAL TRAINEES needed now! Hospitals & doctor’s offices need certified medical office & administrative staff! No experience needed! We can get you trained! Local job placement assistance available when training is completed. Call for program details! 1-888-627-0297.

Business Opportunities


LOOKING FOR 4 working partners who want to achieve financial success. Please contact by phone or email today: 780-970-3861;

CONTROL YOUR FINANCIAL future selling Watkins products. Watkins has provided stability & high income for its associates for over 145 years. Join for less than $50. 1-800-279-6104. Email: watkinse@

Misc. Help



Winter/Spring Start GED Preparation

Morning, afternoon , evening classes in Red Deer and Central Alberta Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930

Employment Training


HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION Specialists in huge demand. Employers prefer CanScribe graduates. A great work-from-home career! Contact us now to start your training day; 1-800-466-1535;

Business Services #1000 - #1430

Volunteers Wanted



Licensed Mobile Mobile Butchering Licensed Butchering Custom Cutting Cutting &&Wrapping Custom Wrapping Beef,Pork Pork and Beef, andWild WildGame Game

Paul Taylor

843-4383 Legal Services


miles EE & & 1.5 1.5 22 miles miles N of Hoadley AB.


CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300/ 1-800-347-2540.

Misc. Services


EASY ALBERTA DIVORCE: Free consultation call 1-800-320-2477 or CCA Award #1 Paralegal. A+ BBB Reputation. 26 years experience. Open Mon. - Sat. REACH OVER 1 Million Readers Weekly. Advertise Province Wide Classifieds. Only $269 + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call now for details 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228; SEEKING a career in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: awna. com/for-job-seekers.


The Buffons will be presenting the play: “Dry Streak” in November 2016 for

Muscat, OMAN

a four show run at the Rimbey Community Centre.

Alruwad International School, is currently seeking Administrators & Teachers for the 2016-17school year. Interviews to be held in Edmonton & Calgary, AB from March 10-20, 2016. Why Join Our Team? » Accredited Alberta Education International Private School » Tax free salary, flights, housing, utilities, insurance +more » K- 7 school; small classes; great students; strong support » Amazing travel, personal & professional growth opportunities

Apply by sending your CV to Mr. Darcy Reynolds, Superintendent “Learners today; Leaders tomorrow”


We are looking for Actors and Stage Hands that would be interested in helping.

Actors: Stage Hands:

Squeezthee MOST out of your advertising dollars Place your ad in this newspaper and12345 province wide $ with a combined circulation of over 800,000 for only...

995 plus GST/HST

Value Ad Network

Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association toll free 1-800-282-6903 x228 email or visit this community newspaper

• Two males 50 to 60 years old. • Two Males about 25 years old. • Two women about 25 years old. • Positions available in all areas.

If you would like to be part of this fun production please contact:

Wade Weller at 403-843-2918.

Misc. Services


Painters/ Decorators

Misc. Services




RALPH’S PAINTING “When Ralph’s done brushing you don’t feel rolled” Journeyman painter, serving the area: since 1984

403-843-4172 Personal Services


CANADA BENEFIT GROUP. Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000. from the Canadian Government. Toll free 1-888-511-2250 or www.canadabenefit. ca/free-assessment. HIP OR KNEE Replacement? Restrictions in walking/dressing? $2,500 yearly tax credit. $20,000 lump sum cheque. Disability Tax Credit. Expert Help: 1-844-453-5372.

Pet Services


MacDonald Old Kennels Animal services for Ponoka County

Dog Shelter Boarding Dogs for adoption Dogs to surrender click courtesy adoptions

Phone (403) 783-7447 Roofing


Rimbey Theatre off Baying Buffoons

Alruwad International School

Business Opportunities




METAL ROOFING & SIDING. 32+ colours available at over 55 Distributors. 40 year warranty. 48 hour Express Service available at select supporting Distributors. Call 1-888-263-8254.

Septic Service


SilverStar Septic Service for your septic tank service & port-a-potti rentals Home 403-843-2840 Cell 403-704-5224

Well Drilling


Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990 Aircraft ..............................1510 Antiques & Art ..................1520 Auctions ............................1530 Bicycles ............................1540 Building Supplies ..............1550 Business Machines ..........1560 Cameras & Accessories ..1570 Children’s Items ................1580 Clothing ............................1590 Computers ........................1600 Concert & Event Tickets ..1610 Equipment - Misc. ............1620 Equipment - Heavy ..........1630 Tools ................................1640 Farmers’ Market & Food Basket......................1650 Firewood ..........................1660 Lumber ............................1670 Garden Supplies ..............1680 Lawn Tractors ..................1690 Health, Dietary, Beauty ....1700 Household Appliances......1710 Household Furnishings ....1720 TV’s, Stereos, VCR’s ........1730 Hot Tubs & Accessories ..1740 Jewellery ..........................1750 Kid’s Deals........................1755 Misc. For Sale ..................1760 Musical Instruments..........1770 Music Lessons..................1780 Piano & Organs ................1790 Office Supplies ................1800 Pets & Supplies ................1810 Pet Services ....................1820 Cats ..................................1830 Dogs ................................1840 Sports Cards ....................1850 Sporting Goods ................1860 Collectors’ Items ..............1870 Swap, Barter & Trade ......1880 Travel Packages ..............1900 Wedding Supplies ............1910 Recycled Products............1920 Wanted to Buy ..................1930 Items to Give Away ..........1940





SUN., FEB. 7 • 1PM MOOSE HALL Furniture • Jewellery Glassware • Lamps And much, much more! Presented by BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS Linda Dunbrack 403-304-4791 (cell) To view items

Lunch will be available Sales every Wednesday at 6pm


at The Moose Hall, 2 miles south of Ponoka on Hwy. 2A. Resuming weekly sales Wed.’s @ 6 pm. Antique sale 1st. Sun. of Month Feb. 7, @ 1 pm. TO BOOK YOUR SALE CALL 403-782-5693 or 403-304-4791 Check website for full listings

Well Drilling


COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 10th Annual Red Deer Collector Car Auction & Speed Show. March 11 - 13, 2016, Westerner Park. Special Guests: Dan & Laura Dotson - Storage Wars; “Horny” Mike - Counting Cars; Chris Jacobs - Overhaulin’. Consign today. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 103;



A-STEEL SHIPPING CONTAINERS. 20’, 40’ & 53’. 40’ insulated reefers/freezers. Modifications possible windows, doors, walls, as office, living work-shop, etc., 40’ flatrack/bridge. 1-866-528-7108;



LOGS Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar, birch. Price depends on location of delivery. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346

Garden Supplies


REFORESTATION NURSERY SEEDLINGS of hardy trees, shrubs, & berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce & Pine from $0.99/tree. Free Shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or

Misc. for Sale


6,000 CONCRETE PAVERS. 24” X 30”, 22 per pallet, $100. SM Insulation, 2’X4’X3”, R15, $3. School lockers, 12” X 15” X 72”, single tier $50. Double tier $75. 780-707-4791. SAWMILLS from only $4,397. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & dvd: 1-800-566-6899 ext. 400OT.

Travel Packages


SEE POLAR BEARS, Walrus and Whales on our Arctic Explorer Voyage next summer. SAVE 15% With Our Winter Sale for a Limited Time. CALL TOLLFREE: 1-800-363-7566 or visit: www. (TICO#04001400)

1400 Well 1400 Drilling


Doug Casey

For all your

WATER WELL NEEDS Call The Experts With Over 30 Years Experience

Can do trees up to 15” wide

1.403.318.0498 1.403.358.0452

1-888-396-6389 FREE ESTIMATES

Quality Workmanship You Can Count On




RIMBEY BUSINESS DIRECTORY Action Autobody Rimbey Windshields - Heavy Equipment Glass Residential & Commercial Mobile • Pickup & Delivery • In Shop Owner: Jamin Sargeant


“We’re in the Business of Making You Look Good” 3 kms North & 3 kms East of Rimbey on Hwy #53

Owner Carey Anderson


Rimbey Implements Ltd.


Janice Cameron DD

TERRY GRIEMAN Home Centre Manager

Al York General Manager Cell: (403) 783-0593 5410 - 43 Street Bus: (403) 843-3700 Fax: (403) 843-3430 Rimbey, AB

P. O. Box 260

Business Ext. Fax Cell

Rimbey Co-op 4625 51st Street Association Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Canada Ltd.

(403) 843-2258 #111 (403) 843-4242 (403) 704-0271





Based on a 12 week commitment. Does not include the $2.25 per week web surcharge.

Reaching 5700 households per week

Based on a 12 week commitment. Does not include the $2.25 per week web surcharge.

Reaching 5700 households per week

We have moved to a new location in Ponoka. Now located in downtown Ponoka north of the Dollar Tree store. Call for your appointment today:

403-790-2700 ROGER MASUR

Rimbey & Area Sales Representative 780-360-9552 •

VISIT US AT Business: 780-352-9244 Toll-Free: 1-888-644-5463 4723-39 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 2J4

"LUFFTON6ETERINARY3ERVICES -IXED!NIMAL0RACTICE • Photo Comparative Blood Analysis • Body Balancing • Young Living Essential Oils • Raindrop Technique & Vitaflex • Nutritional Supplements, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Homeopathy




Location: North west of Rimbey on Highway 20 to Tsp Rd. 432 Medicine Lake Road 5.5 km west to #31055

New Ownership • Vacant Units Available

ASPENWORKS MECHANICAL Plumbing Gasfitting Hot Water & Forced Air Heating Water Analysis & Treatment Systems

Outdoor Wood or Coal Boilers High Efficiency Wood Gasification Boilers Doug Madu 5034 45 Avenue Box 2040, (403) 843-2635 Rimbey, AB., TOC 2J0 Cell (403) 350-5901 email:



BOARDING & GROOMING RR#1 Lockhart Road Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0

Ph: 843-7794 Cell: 704-5039

BRIAN GODLONTON Petroleum Manager

Rimbey Co-op Association Ltd.

P. O. Box 260 4625 51st Street Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Canada

Business Ext. Fax Cell

(403) 843-2258 #104 (403) 843-4242 6982 (403) 704-0271

4617 46 AVE., RIMBEY, AB



Steel • Stainless •Aluminum


Stick • Mig • Tig



Agricultural #2000 - #2290

For Rent #3000 - #3200

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

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

Farm Equipment


24’ HEAVY DUTY PANELS and WINDBREAKS, Free standing, made out of 2 3/8” or 2 7/8” pipe. Can custom build. Bale Feeders, bunk feeders, gates and other requests available. Delivery available. Please call or text 403-704-3828.



CHARLOIS bulls, Red Angus bulls, Red Angus X Simmental 780-582-2254 Forestburg SHORTHORN bulls for sale, reds and roans. Semen tested and delivery within 100 miles. Cows and heifers for sale also. Les & Shelley Peterson 780-877-2444.

Grain, Feed Hay


FOR SALE: Alfalfas, Clovers, Grasses plus Hay, Pasture, Reclamation and Lawn Mixtures. Early order discount - Book now! No charge custom blending. Call 1-800-661-1529 or esther.stigter@

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

Houses/ Duplexes


At the Rimbey Church of the Nazarene. Ideal for small business’. Contact the Church of¿ce for more information. Phone: 403-843-2029. Of¿ce hours are: Tuesday-Friday 9 am - noon


PASTURE & HAY LAND. 400 - 8000 acres of year round water supply. Full operational with management available. Central Saskatchewan. Crossfenced & complete infrastructure. Natural springs excellent water. Shortly ready to locate cattle. Other small & large grain & pasture quarters. $150k - $2.6m. Call Doug Rue 306-716-2671.

3 BDRM. DUPLEX IN PONOKA, large kitchen, dining and living room, 4 appls., rent + utils. Avail. Feb. 15. 403-783-3860


Real Estate #4000 - #4190

Houses For Sale


SARGEANT CATTLE COMPANY Two year old virgin bulls for sale Purebred Black Angus Red and Black Simmental hybrids


Call Wayne @ 403-783-1534


New homes on 1 acre estate lots in Rimbey, AB nearing completion. Pick your own Ànishings. Call John today 403-512-7477 CIR Realty.


* RIVERSIDE APTS. * Homes Newly renovated 1 & 2 bedroom units in Ponoka: 3724-45 Street. 403-357-0287

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

Money To Loan


BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: 587-437-8437, Belmor Mortgage. 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;

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

Realtors & Services..........4010 Houses for Sale................4020 PONOKA Main level, large Houses Wanted ................4030 2 bdrm. suite, incld’s utils., Condos/Townhouses ........4040 large covered deck & 4 Acreages ..........................4050 appls. 403-704-1645 Acreages Wanted ............4060 Farms/Land ......................4070 Farms/Land Wanted ........4080 PONOKA NEWER 3 bdrm. Manufactured/ townhouse, 6 appl., 3 bath, Mobile Homes ..................4090 $1,295/mo. incl. most utils. Income Property ..............4100 Phone 403-704-1221 Commercial Property ......4110 Industrial Property ............4120 PONOKA, Duplex 3 bed- Cottages/Resort Property ..4130 Businesses for Sale..........4140 room. $950. rent/dd, no Buildings for Sale ............4150 pets, 4 appls. + drapes. Lots for Sale ....................4160 403-346-3943 or Out of Town Property ......4170 403-358-9179 Investment Opportunities ..4180 Mortgages Bought/Sold....4190


Financial #4400 - #4430

Public Notice #6000


PONOKA 2 bdrm. well maintained quiet adult HEATED CANOLA buying building, no pets $815/mo. Green, Heated or Spring- + power, heat/water incld. immed. Brian thrashed Canola. Buying: avail. oats, barley, wheat & peas 403-348-6594 for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On PONOKA Farm Pickup” Westcan large 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite Feed & Grain, $950 incld’s util’s, 1-877-250-5252. 403-704-1645 ROUND BALES - Hay, green feed, straw and bulk oats. Delivery available. No Sunday calls please. Phone 403-704-3509 or 403-704-4333.






NO MATTER WHO you are, we have a home that Àts your lifestyle at United Homes Canada. Over 40 years of experience in providing the best value in quality modular and manufactured housing. Call 1-800-461-7632 or visit www. to discover how we can help you Ànd your new home.

Buildings For Sale

Public Notices


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS of the Estate of Paul Michaniuk who died on the 19 day of March, 2015. If you have a claim against this estate you must Åle your claim by the 8 day of March, 2016 (4 weeks after the last date this notice runs in the paper) and provide details to: Pauline Michaniuk Executor RR1, Blu‫ٺ‬ton AB, T0C 0M0

Reader asks questions about proposed lodge Dear Editor, In the Dec. 22 edition of the Rimbey Review there was a letter published with the headline ‘Reader wants explanation of quote.’ This was a request made following a statement in the Nov. 3 Review by a Rimoka board member when he said the board and management were going in two different directions. I have not seen an explanation for the quote. Being a taxpayer in the town of Rimbey I have a few questions myself for our town council and the Rimoka Board. Being involved in the land development in the Town of Rimbey for approximately 22 years I have a fair idea of what is required by a developer before he can put up a ‘for sale’ sign. Now I ask my question: have rules been changed? If so, when were they changed and by whom? It appears the proper criteria was bypassed when SJC sold property to the County of Ponoka who, in turn, passed it over to the Town of Rimbey and Rimoka Housing Foundation for the proposed seniors’ lodge. Now to get back to the property. Strange as it may seem, part of the 8.9 acres was a retention pond built by SJC Developments to take off parking lot runoff from Best Western Motel. This also served as municipal reserve which all developers forfeit. Now, my next question is that if the

developer and town council had everything in proper order, then the town already owned the retention pond, so why did the county pay $40,000 per acre for property the town already owned? I understand the present pond is going to be filled in and a new one made further to the east of the present one on a lower part of the property. Why is the street known as Rimstone Drive approximately two to three feet higher than the adjoining property? According to drawings, the lodge will be started next to the adjoining property west of the present walkway. From Rimstone Drive to the adjoining property to the south and west of the present walkway is approximately two and a half to three acres. Part of this land will be turned into parking and part will be a paved area to the front of the lodge. If this is the lower part of the properties, how will the runoff get to the new detention pond to the east? As I see it, the only way is to build up this portion to meet the level of Rimstone Drive. Does this make any logical sense? Furthermore was any thought ever given to what sort of complications the present plan has created for any future development? There are many more questions that need to be asked. Reuben E. Giebelhaus

If you do not Åle by the date above the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you have made.

Just had a baby? Tell everyone with a Milestone Announcement


POLE BARNS, Shops, steel buildings metal clad or fabric clad. Complete supply and installation. Call John @ 403-998-7907; jcameron@



on the go!



Annette Peck reads to Grade 1 students Kayden Burt and Jordyn Gully at Bluffton School last week as part of National Literacy Day.

Wolf Creek School Board of Education chairman Trudy Bratland reads to Bluffton school Grade 1 student Owen Graham. Treena Mielke Photos

Bentley Ag Society ready for coming year BY JUNE NORVILA This year around thirty people attended the Bentley & District Agricultural Society annual general meeting in early January. The supper was catered in the Blindman Valley Ag Centre by the local Cross-Eyed Giraffe. Many annual reports were given. Bonnie Oliver, manager of the Blindman Valley Ag Centre that is run and operated by the ag society, reported a good year with bookings for 2016 for the peak period of May to September weekends already mostly filled, and some bookings even into 2017. John Oliver helps with maintenance and the custodian remains Jana Halladay. The Bentley Farmers’ Market reported getting the number of commercial booths down to within guidelines needed. They reported 127 different vendors this year: some on a regular basis and some just a few times. They donated around $10,000 back to the community. They are in the process of hiring a new manager for next year and have permission to form their own society instead of being under the umbrella of the Ag Society. The Bentley Rodeo committee reported another successful year. Friday evening saw a capacity crowd and the Saturday performance was standing room only. It takes great support from sponsors and took 60+ volunteers and

over 1500 hours of volunteer work to put on the show. Besides upgrading their equipment, the rodeo committee makes donations each year. This year they gave $1,500 to STARS, $2,000 to the Sunset Hills riding club, and $250 for Revmasters fireworks. The raffle saddle was won by Shea Grismer. The junior high point buckle was won by Mikenna Schaver from Halkirk. Volunteers honored this year were Scott Fraser and Lacombe Fertilizer/CPS. Music at the Saturday evening cabaret and dance was by Jaydee Bixby. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the Bentley Rodeo. The 18th annual Kroozin’ West Show & Shine hosted by the Revmasters Car Club on Saturday was again a huge success with 200 entries. More parking space was generously donated. Vehicles came from Alberta, BC, the NWT and Montana. From money raised donations of $1,000 each was made to the Bentley school lunch program, the Bentley Centennial Legacy Fund, and STARS Air Ambulance, and $500 went to the Bentley Care Center entertainment fund, $750 to Community Services, $250 to the Bentley Community Church, $150 to the Bentley Dry Grad committee and $125 to the local Brownies and Guides. The largest amount was used for fireworks, and with stepped up help from the Ag Society and the town of Bentley and many others, the goal of $10,000 for the fireworks funds was reached, making it the biggest display ever to help

celebrate the town’s 100th Anniversary centennial year. There has always been a great crew of volunteers. The organizers for the past five years are stepping back and a new group are stepping up. Rick and Donna Park, Lorne and Donna Greaves, Wendy Park-Ramage, and Justin and Jennifer Peterson are passing the driver’s seat over to Matt and Robyn Macfie. Bench show convener Joan Dickau reported bench show exhibit entries remain constant despite bad weather at times. The sewing section was back in to make the display area complete again. The drive-in movie shown on the side of the elevator was changed to Friday night and seemed to work out well. There is never any admission charged but the $500 collected went to the Bentley Dry Grad Fund and to Youth Unlimited. The horseshoe club acknowledged all their wonderful donors and sponsors and volunteers. There were five classes of Singles play on Saturday and five teams for doubles play on Sunday. The Allan Boettger Memorial VIP award was won by Tammy Christensen from Regina. The award randomly recognizes people who work hard to support and volunteer with horseshoes. Winners names and sponsors can be viewed on the Ag Society web page under horseshoe tournament thanks to the Ag Society. We will try to host our 2016 tournament on August 6 and 7.



PLANNING A SPRING AUCTION? 7$.($'9$17$*(2)285<($56,17+($8&7,21%86,1(66 :(&21'8&7$/%(57$Ă&#x161;6/$5*(676,1*/('$<)$500$&+,1(5<&216,*10(17 $8&7,21+(/')2857,0(63(5<($5)257+(3$67<($56


$//(1%2/621 1 $8&7,216(59,&(/7'



Family time: Travis and Marley Snell enjoy some special time with their son, six-year-old Broxton at Bluffton School. The couple took part in the National Literacy Day activities held at the school and took Treena Mielke Photo some time out to read with Broxton.



FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016 RIMBEY, ALBERTA Selling equipment to all four Western provinces and the Northern USA. Listings are now being accepted for the Spring Machinery Consignment Auction. All items must be listed by Wednesday, March 15, 2016 to be included on our Sales Posters, Newspaper, Radio Advertising, Web Page and extensive mailing lists. Listings Include a Unreserved Real Estate Auction for Melvin Bonertz - Selling a Lot with Buildings in Bluffton, Alberta.



RIMBEY, ALBERTA â&#x20AC;˘ (403) 843-2747 License No. 165690 â&#x20AC;˘















2010 KIA FORTE EX T1209A








22010 010 TOYOTA VENZA L0480





2012 FORD FOCUS T1137A









































22012 012 FORD F150T1335A S/CAB XLT
















2011 FORD F150L0567 SVT RAPTOR




“Let your Legacy start here.”









2006 BMW 330IL0431

Pat Boardman General Sales Manager

Robert Nichol Sales Manager

Mark Schreiner Sales/Finance

Dan Mundorf Sales Consultant

Profile for Black Press Media Group

Rimbey Review, February 02, 2016  

February 02, 2016 edition of the Rimbey Review

Rimbey Review, February 02, 2016  

February 02, 2016 edition of the Rimbey Review