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Stettler is again going to head to head on an international level with other communities via the annual Communities in Bloom challenge. This year, the Town is entered in the ‘International Challenge - Small’ category which also includes Comune di Spello, Perugia, Italy and Občina Zreče, Slovenia. Evaluations here in town will take place July 19th by Communities in Bloom Judges Lorna McIlroy and Andrea Bocsi. “You tour them around for the day,” explained Rob Spencer, chairman of the local committee. And as the 2011 national champs, Stettler now competes in the international category. “They judge you within six categories, and there is a break-down of what they will mark you out of. In total, there are 1,000 points. Based on where you fall within those 1,000 points gives you your ‘Bloom’ rating.” Categories run the gamut from tidiness, environmental action and heritage conservation to urban forestry, landscape and floral displays. The evaluation is also based on the local conditions and achievements of citizens, businesses, organizations, institutions and the municipal

government working together towards common objectives. Communities are rated from one to five ‘Blooms’ based on the scoring obtained. “At the end, you also get an evaluation back which shows how you did in each category. You get a sense of what you may have missed - they will give you the good things they observed and the things they think you could perhaps improve on, along with some suggestions,” he explained. “It’s really useful, and we will build projects to try and accomplish some of those things, because it’s an ‘outside’ set of eyes. “Our goal this year is to present the new projects that we are doing, highlight the things that are ongoing and what we are continually improving on as well. “We’ll start at the Town office, walk Main Street; show them parks, businesses, individual residences, volunteer and community groups. It’s way more than just flowers,” he added. Spencer said past years have seen judges arrive in town from such locales as Quebec and Saskatchewan to Hungary, the Netherlands and Britain. Meanwhile, Communities in Bloom is marking its 25th anniversary this year, said Spencer.

Established with the guidance of initiatives including ‘Britain in Bloom’, ‘Tidy Towns of Ireland’ and ‘Villes et Villages Fleuris de France’, Communities in Bloom was first launched back in 1994 with the first edition held in 1995. Since then, more than 1,200 communities have participated from across Canada and in the international challenge involving communities from Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. Looking ahead, the national and international results, along with the Alberta results, will be announced in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia this September during the Symposium and Awards Ceremonies. In the meantime, local residents can help. “They can make sure things are tidy. We want people to be doing this all year long. There is also a community involvement element in it. It used to be a separate category - now it’s pervasive amongst all six categories.” For Spencer, who also works for the provincial government, being involved with Communities in Bloom has been a fulfilling venture from day one. “I like being out working on a community project and being able to meet someone who walks by, and I can tell them a little bit about what we are doing and why. Hopefully, it will have some meaningful impact.”

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Shannon McTavish recalls the day when something as routine as mowing a lawn suddenly turned into a potentially deadly situation. McTavish, who lives near Erskine, was simply moving her lawn in late April when she felt an odd and sharp sensation on the side of her neck. At first, she thought she had been shot. Turns out, a small, thin piece of metal, two and one-half inches in length, had whipped out of the side of the mower and lodged in the right side of her neck. Bleeding, she made her way to her nearby house and called

for help - still unclear as to what had actually happened. “I’ve been mowing this yard since 1996. I was doing my last back and forth run, when something hit me. I thought I was shot, and I could see there was blood. I shut the lawn mower off and staggered my way to the house,” she recalled. On the way there, she hit the corner of her truck with her shoulder, but made it to the stairs which led up to the door. “I laid my head against the door, trying to get my phone off the clip. I stumbled into the house.” She called neighbour Duncan McNeill, explaining she had been seriously injured and time was certainly of the essence. “I felt normal, but they later said I was in shock,” she said. While she waited, she held a dishcloth against the wound to help control the bleeding. “It seemed like it was seconds before Duncan got here.” McNeill and McTavish immediately headed to the hospital in Stettler in McNeill’s truck. “We drove to town and I made four phone calls on the

way there,” she said, referring to making arrangements for her family. Soon, it was time to learn about the actual extent of her injuries. “I told (emergency staff) that it was probably just minor - I might just need a couple of stitches. The nurse said, ‘Are you all right?’ I said, I’m fine I walked in here,” she recalled with a laugh. “Dr. Bailey, who I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him, came in and looked at me. He looked at my neck and said they were going to tie this off - he didn’t tell me what it was, but he said, ‘We are going to tie this off and stop the bleeding’. “I had all these IVs hooked up on me by this time.” She was soon told she would have a breathing tube inserted and that she would be sent to Calgary via STARS Air Ambulance. “It took us 40 minutes to get from Stettler to Calgary,” she recalled. “I was in ICU for two days at the Peter Lougheed Hospital with a breathing tube.” Surgeons inserted a section of a bovine coronary artery in her

neck to replace her own severely damaged artery. Ultimately, McTavish received about 40 staples and more than 700 stitches throughout the course of the operation. Incredibly, it wasn’t long before the breathing tube was removed and McTavish was well on the road to recovery. Today, she still suffers from some nerve damage in the area. Reflecting on the ordeal, she’s extremely grateful to everyone who helped her, especially McNeill who was first on the scene, Dr. Bailey in Stettler, Dr. Samus at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary and of course STARS Air Ambulance who had her safely in Calgary in such an amazingly brief span of time. Many throughout the local community have also been extremely supportive, too. McTavish pointed out that there is no doubt she feels differently about things. The reality of how quickly one’s whole life can change is stunning, and this experience has driven that truth home. “I live day by day now.”

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Scenic trail ride raises funds for STARS air ambulance By Jessica Jones For the Independent

Last year, STARS air ambulance reported flying 13 missions to Stettler alone, making the Battle River Ride for STARS a necessity, organizers say. In its 11th year, the annual Battle River Ride for STARS is a horse trail ride event on July 13th, which raises funds vital for the STARS funding model. “I always say that STARS is an unwanted necessity,” said Henry Thomas, president of the Battle River Ride for STARS. “You don’t want to have to use STARS but if you ever needed it, they are going to be there; that is why I think this is so important,” he said. The Battle River Ride for STARS is a 14-mile, easy to moderate, five-hour trail ride made up of 120 to 130 horse riders who collect pledges for STARS. The scenic trail, on private land, follows rolling hills along the Battle River, eight miles west of Brownfield — a hamlet about an hour east of Settler. “It is an absolutely incredible view,” said STARS Development Officer of Events, Sheyanne Crouse, who is in her second year working with the Battle River Ride for STARS. “I was blown away by how gorgeous it was last year and I’m excited to be a part of the ride this year. “It’s events like these that make a difference for patients, families, friends and their communities that are affected. “Because of events like the Battle River Ride for STARS, we get to be there for the next patient,” Crouse said. Between April 1st, 2018 to March 3rd, 2019, the STARS’ reporting year, Crouse said there were 13 missions to Stettler. An average flight, she says, costs $5,400 per patient. “That is $70,000 in Stettler alone,” she said. “And because of our unique funding model in Alberta, a patient doesn’t ever have to pay,” Crouse said, further noting that

Alberta Health Services funds 20 per cent, while events, sales, and fundraisers fund the other 80 per cent. The Battle River Trail Ride is $45 per rider and features a hot supper, door prizes and silent auction. The rider fee is waived if pledges of over $75 are received. Camping on site is available should the rider wish to spend the night. Those interested taking part in the ride should register before July 1st.

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Reeve for the County of Stettler, Larry Clarke and Chairman of the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) James Nibourg, met with Paradise Shores’ representatives earlier this week to discuss the current project status. “We look forward to actively working towards a positive outcome with Paradise Shores’ developers, enabling them to fulfill the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board’s (SDAB) decision which allows 168 RV sites, once all of the conditions of the SDAB decision have been met,” said Nibourg. Paradise Shores has an appeal filed with the Court of Appeal, on the SDAB decision of Nov. 2nd, 2018 which reduced the allowable density of their site to 168 units. The County issued a Stop Order for the site in May. The Stop Order restricts day-use or overnight accommodation until the conditions of the SDAB decision have been met. Both parties are working together towards resolving the issues. “The developer will be notified prior to any action being taken in regards to the Stop Order,” added Nibourg. The developer may continue working on the site to bring the site up to compliance. Read the SDAB’s Notice of Decision at www.stettlercounty.ca.

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The Town of Stettler Parks & Leisure Services has released the full line-up of performers that will be featured in the 2019 Entertainment in the Park concert series. The event will consist of 10 free concerts featuring local favorites and touring artists. Notable artists include Jaydee Bixby, who placed second on Canadian Idol in 2008, and 2016 ACMA Album of the Year winner Drew Gregory. Local acts include The Jazz Guys, Loose Change and Renegade Station. “We are very excited to once again be offering a diverse group of artists as part of the 2019 Entertainment in the Park line-up,” said Manager of Recreation & Culture Brad Robbins. “From soloists to group acts and music ranging from jazz to blues, country to rock, these family-friendly events are great opportunities to experience live music.”

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In addition to providing accessibility to local talent and culture, the event is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of West Stettler Park and the hospitality of the community. “Entertainment in the Park provides performers with a great opportunity to share their musical talents with citizens and tourists of our community while at the same time providing an excellent opportunity for people to connect with others from the area on a hot summer’s evening at a beautiful venue,” he said. “The Sweet Shack will also be open during all shows so you can enjoy an ice cream while watching the show now what could be better than that!” The concert series commences on June 26th with a performance from The Jazz Guys at 7 p.m followed by a Canada Day performance by Loose Change at 8 p.m. For more information and the full event lineup, check out www.stettler.net or the Town of Stettler Facebook page.

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G&H is the center of many memories for me By Carson Ellis For the Independent

I have, for the most part, no timeline on G&H Foods. Although a recent post of the building has given me a bit of a start. The G&H store was once located across the street roughly between the Brick, and the Pfieffer’s Music building. One day/night, in 1982, they moved their store across the street into the building that comprises a bulk of the Stettler Home Hardware building. Not to be confused with Stettler Home Building, which sits in a former grocery store for a completely different article. Before that it was IGA, and somewhere along the lines (I believe) J&P Food Stores. Which is another article I hope to some day write. I liked G&H a great deal. I clearly remember one time, my mom saying we were going grocery shopping, and I became quite eager, until she noted we were going to Co-op. Nothing against the Co-op, but for me, it wasn’t G&H. It felt

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weird not going to G&H. However, Co-op did mean arcades (rather indirectly, but….) so there was that saving grace. One time, not so long ago, I was trying to think of why I hadn’t been to a nearby store for a long time. As most thoughts that run through my head, I didn’t know what store it was, I felt oddly remiss of. I could see the floor plan, and everything but simply could not remember what the store was. It finally hit me that it was the attached IDA store that I was mysteriously missing, and I became quite bummed I would never walk through either again. G&H always seemed like the neatest place. Blokes Bakery bread, a full-on-view butcher’s area, open aisles where you could see everything and easily talk to everyone you saw. It was a spacious store, but never felt ridiculously big like most grocery stores these days. The staff was always a prime example of small-town friendly, courteous service. And let’s face it. The ‘mascot’. Who can forget whoever, or whatever it was supposed to be.

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MLA report from Nate Horner By Nate Horner MLA Drumheller-Stettler

Hello everyone. The first session of Alberta’s 30th Legislature continues to move at great speed. We are making progress on many bills, having many late nights and starting to dig into the work of committees. Back home in the riding graduations are wrapping up (I believe just Morrin and Stettler schools are left) and many parts of the riding have finally received some much-needed rain, although more would be much appreciated. Currently there are three bills awaiting Royal Assent; Bill 3 The Job Creation Tax Cut, Bill 4 The Red Tape Reduction Act and Bill 9 The Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act. I’d like to share some information on Bill 9, as it has been much discussed by the opposition and media and was not campaigned on or in the UCP platform. Bill 9 is a postponement or delay to public sector contract negotiations. It is unfortunate that this had to be done, but it was deemed necessary by our caucus, cabinet and Minister of Finance. This was also the recommendation of the top civil servants who advise the Minister of Finance and that department. The Bill will simply push the start time back for contract negotiations

four months, everything else will be the same, a binding settlement facilitated by a third-party independent arbitrator. The Blue-Ribbon panel will have completed the financial deep dive into Alberta’s fiscal state by then and all of the pertinent information will be on the table. We felt it would be irresponsible not to do this. We did not campaign on this, but we did campaign on returning to balance by year four and that is still the goal. This is certainly not meant as a slight to our most valued public sector, not at all. This government is just trying to find a sustainable path for Alberta and Albertans in the public and private sector, this will only be possible by acknowledging and understanding Alberta’s current financial situation. Bill 7 The Municipal Government Amendment Act and Bill 10 The Alberta Personal Income Tax Amendment Act are currently in third reading. Bill 10 is kind of a housekeeping Bill that acknowledges changes made at the federal level. Bills 2, 5 and 6 are in Committee of the Whole. Bill 2, An Act to make Alberta Open for Business has been widely discussed. Bills 5 and 6 are supply Bills both Interim and Supplementary. Bill 8 and Bill 11 are in second reading. Bill 8 is the Education Amendment Act that we

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some certainty and alleviate some risk, for those companies looking to drill. This is just the first step in trying to help our much-maligned oil and gas sector. One of our early victories was getting an Order in Council for a G3 Grain Loop Terminal west of Stettler, south of Erskine. Happy to see construction is under way, it’s a great project. As always reach out with any questions or concerns at drumheller.stettler@assembly.ab.ca

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The value of supporting local business Furthermore to the point of avoiding travellers… A few weeks ago I wrote about the subject of travelling contractors and, to a lesser extent, door to door salesmen. The point I was trying to make was mostly something to the effect, “You should support your local community which in the end benefits you too.” I fielded a phone call from a local resident of the Wetaskiwin area who claimed he had too many bad experiences with local contractors and only hired out of town companies.; it seems to me this fellow is being a bit too fussy and unrealistic. No job is ever perfect and the best of us make mistakes; it’s not whether a mistake is made, it’s how you handle it that counts It reminded me of a situation I watched unfold some years ago. Before I went to college in 1993 I worked for a construction company in my hometown of Oyen. We did a little bit of everything, including building grain bins, adding layers to grain bins (a horrible, thankless job), home repair and roofing. We did a lot of roofing around Oyen.

It just so happens the got heavy wind virtualowner of the compaly all year. When placny one morning said, ing asphalt shingles, they must be tarred “Well, it looks like we’re going to do some work down or the wind will for one of your wealthy rip them off. And since relatives.” It turns out asphalt shingles are one of my relatives, nailed together when needing some roofplaced, a strong wind, ing work done on her in a minute or two, can home, decided to hire rip half the roof off. a door to door contracThe travelling contractor didn’t tar the tor rather than hire the shingles. When the company that her relative worked for. next strong wind rose, it ripped half the roof Now, you must unoff and dropped them derstand Oyen sits STU SALKELD on the bald prairie. in the yard, near the Black Press Out there, we call a curb and out in the windbreak of bushstreet. My relative tried es a “forest.”Not only that, the darn to contact the travelling contractor and, wind just howls across those bare, fes- I’m told, the contractor, who’d moved cue-adorned fields. on to greener pastures, said “You didn’t The reason we were going to repair tell us to tar, so we didn’t tar. It’s your my relative’s roof is that the company problem, not mine.” she hired didn’t know or care that Oyen So my relative called us to fix the

problem. My boss let me know that he wasn’t going to cut a deal for my relative. He said she went with the out of town guy, who apparently was “cheaper” than us, he ripped her off, let her pay the price for it now. The one thing I will say for the out of town guy is that he had some attractive shingles there. We only put on colours like dual brown or dual grey; he placed blue, white and grey shingles that matched the colour of her siding. It’s just too bad that half of them blew off. We repaired the roof and my relative not only paid for the initial work, she apparently paid through the nose to get the original work repaired. If you think about it, she thought she was saving money, but ended up paying quite a bit more than a roof should have cost. Live and learn. Stu Salkeld is editor of The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer and writes a regular column for the newspaper.

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It might be going a tad far to say overstatement is killing our democracy. Hyperbole in politics has been around since the world’s second oldest profession followed the world’s oldest profession into existence. U.S. President Donald Trump is hardly the first to have gained high office through gifted manipulation of the fibber’s foghorn. Yet we seem to have entered an era when things that could simply be said must be shrieked, and when ideas deserving of robust debate must be inflated beyond recognition to immutable ideological dictate. Social media is the obvious scapegoat, but my sense is something more is turning the volume of virtually every message up to 11. Think of the painfully silly kerfuffle over Conservative MP Michael Cooper’s treatment of a witness at a recent Commons committee hearing studying online hatred. Cooper took umbrage at the president of the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council, Faisal Khan Suri, who linked last winter’s mosque murders in New Zealand to “conservative” belief. It was a point for fair objection and even correction. The connection to conservatism was sloppy thinking sandbagged by lazy articulation. Cooper, alas, went over the top with an embarrassing barracking of the witness, insisting that a Canadian

testifying on invitation Couldn’t we dial the from a parliamentary rhetoric back from 11? committee should be Sadly, it seems we “ashamed” of his words. can’t – even when it Ashamed? Really? comes to genuinely Not: “Sir, I believe serious democratic your great enthusiasm matters. Our country before us has led you suddenly finds itself in into error.” a kind of Mad Hatter’s Nor: “Might I recdebate over whether we ommend Russell Kirk’s are authentically guilty fine old book The of ‘genocide’ toward missing and murdered Conservative Mind: Indigenous women and From Burke to Eliot PETER STOCKLAND to better acquaint you girls. Troy Media with the meaning of International agenconservatism?” cies are inquiring about us in that regard. Sadly, none of the above. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is The saga gets more shambolic. Despite being disciplined by being assailed for seeming to assent Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, to the accusation against his fellow Cooper has become the mascot for all Canadians. that ails Canadian Tories. Maclean’s The debate seems to have become magazine cited him as evidence of the high-centred on whether the accusation made by the Missing and Murdered party’s “bankruptcy.” So one act of malfeasant hooting is Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry amplified by media caterwauling into is true rather than questioning such distortion beyond measure of the bare horrendous verbal overstatement. fact that Cooper is but a 35-year-old In fairness, those who produced the excitable boy in his first term as an MP. inquiry report might have believed The party of Macdonald, Diefenbaker, it was a fitting word for centuries of Mulroney and Harper is hardly his to appalling mistreatment of Indigenous redefine. inhabitants. But any reasonable historical consulNone of which excuses his conduct, or exempts him from criticism and tation would have determined genocide discipline. is simply not the appropriate word for But … bankruptcy? Canada’s past and present state policy

toward Indigenous peoples. We are not Rwanda. This is not the Holodomor. It’s not the Holocaust. It’s not even British imperial policy in Ireland in 1847. Why, then, say we stand among those accused and found culpable in all of the above? Because we have all become habituated to howling for political effect. We shout incessantly because we can’t be sure we will otherwise be heard. We have lost the art of rhetorical restraint because we have forgotten that the hard work of democracy demands much more than merely delivering the latest head-splitting marketing message. So is our democracy in its death throes? That would be at least a slight exaggeration. There’s still time to lower our voices, choose our words and stop talking long enough to listen to our neighbours. The clock is ticking, though – hard as it might be to hear beneath the political noise at 11 enveloping us. Peter Stockland is senior writer with the think-tank Cardus and publisher of Convivium.ca. © Troy Media The views, opinions and positions expressed by all Troy Media columnists and contributors are the author’s alone. They do not inherently or expressly reflect the views, opinions and/or positions of Troy Media.


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Byemoor School hosted its annual Spring Concert on Friday, June 14th. The program included a surprise recognition marking Mrs. Gwen Keith’s 30-year teaching milestone, her entire 30 years were spent teaching in Byemoor. There was at least one former student from every Grade 2 class Mrs. Keith taught during the past 30 years. They marched into the gym carrying class photos from each year. A few songs were sung with the words changed to honour Mrs. Keith and she was presented with some gifts. The theme of the concert was set to the 1950s with its catchy music and a fun production which was enjoyed by the large crowd that attended. The Kindergarten graduation was also a part of the concert. Congratulations to Duncan Hebert, Briar James, Jace Keith, Addison Schofer, Tulsa Smith, Robbie Somerville and Brielle Sorensen who are moving on to Grade 1. Congratulations to Eldon and Sharon McCrindle who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their farm on June 15th with family and friends. Best wishes to Eldon and Sharon for many more happy years together. Winnie Paulsen, Kim Wasdal, Shelly DeMaere, Blanche Johnson and Darla Borrowman enjoyed a trip to Toronto where they saw the sights and took in three Toronto Blue Jays games. Their vacation continued on to the Maritimes where they were joined by Jaymie Clouston, Jordan Wasdal and her wee daughter Ronni Smith and Stacie Hickle. They toured Nova Scotia and P.E.I. where they visited the Stompin’ Tom Centre. The group reported having a wonderful time and stroked a few more things off their bucket lists. Sympathy is extended to the family of Walter Viste who passed away in Hanna on June 17th at the age of 89 years. Walter and his late wife Freda farmed in the Scapa – Dowling area where they were active in the community and well-known by many in a wide radius. Our thoughts are with Walter’s family, sons Doug (Ardith) Viste and Don (Michele) Viste and daughter Lynn (Brian) Gutsche and their families. Walter’s funeral was held on June 21st in Hanna with interment at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Scapa. Church in Endiang wrapped up on Sunday, June 16th for a summer break. Services will resume again in the fall at the Endiang Hall. Shirley (Keibel) Hieb and her daughter Kim Hieb of Calgary visited with their aunt Carol Stulberg and Les and Rosemary Stulberg on June 17th. Rosemary Whymark was the guest of honour at a surprise 65th birthday party at the Byemoor Hotel on June 19th where she was joined by friends and neighbours. Enjoy those government cheques, Rosemary. Six new little faces took a trial-run of Kindergarten on Thursday, June 20th at the Byemoor School. The new kindergarten class includes Abigail Borgstrom, Rowen Hallett, Rylyn James, Maverick Schofer, Ryland Sorensen and Charlee Watson. Byemoor 4-H Beef Club held its annual supper and awards night on Thursday, June 20th at the Endiang Hall. They invited the seniors of the Endmoor Drop-In Centre to join them. This wraps up another successful year for the 4-H club. Congratulations to Bob and Eileen Green who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 23rd. It is a special milestone indeed for the Greens. We wish Bob and Eileen many more happy years together. Les and Rosemary Stulberg celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 23rd at a family barbeque at the home of their son and daughter-in-law Tyler and Samantha Stulberg in Stettler. A great way to celebrate Canada Day is at the 16th annual Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana is coming up on July 1st at the Endiang Riding and Roping Club’s outdoor arena in Endiang. Events begin at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held for Thelma Keast on Friday, July 5th at 2 p.m. at the Byemoor Hall. Thelma, the daughter of Andrew and Clara Wasdal, grew up on a farm south of Endiang. She and her late husband Bill Keast farmed in the Byemoor – Farrell Lake district and were active community members. They raised a family of three – Dona, Les and Twyla. Thelma passed away Dec. 25th, 2018 at the age of 98 years. Our thoughts are with her family Dona (Ron) Nichols, Les (Shannon) Keast and their families in their loss. Thelma will be fondly remembered by all those who knew her. Ken and Eleanor Schultz and family invite all who wish to

attend their 37th annual campout and pancake breakfast on July 19th-21st to join them at their farm for any or all of the weekend. There will be fireworks on Saturday night and on Sunday are the pancake breakfast, 16th annual Great Endiang Balloon

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Race and Frisbee golf tournament with a potluck dinner to wrap up the weekend. Humour for the day — “What did the buffalo say when his son left? Bison!” “Where do you learn to make ice cream? Sundae School.”

Gwen Keith, centre, poses with students representing every class she taught in the past 30 years as her 30 year teaching career was recognized at the Byemoor School Spring Concert. Photo submitted

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Stettler has fun-filled day planned for Canada Day By Jessica Jones For the Independent

The Town of Stettler will be celebrating Canada’s 152nd birthday with its annual July 1st,

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Six things you probably didn’t know were invented in Canada Submitted

Canadian people and their ideas have made a great impact on the world. These are just six of the many things that were invented right here at home. 1. Peanut butter. Originally invented as a source of protein and calories for people with no teeth, peanut butter was first patented in 1884 by a Montreal pharmacist. 2. Snowblower. You can thank Montreal’s

Arthur Sicard the next time you clear your driveway with a snowblower. He was inspired by agricultural equipment when he invented this back-saving alternative to shovelling. 3. Instant replay. In 1955, Hockey Night in Canada changed forever when a CBC producer used a kinescope to replay parts of an NHL game a few minutes after they occurred. 4. Insulin. This hormone was discovered in 1922 by Canadians Frederick Banting and Charles H. Best. They found that insulin lowered

a diabetic dog’s blood glucose to normal levels. Within a year, they invented a way to purify insulin, and used it to successfully treat a boy suffering from severe diabetes. 5. Garbage bags. They may not be glamorous, but it’s hard to imagine a time before plastic disposable bags were readily available. They’ve come a long way since their invention in 1950. Garbage bags have become more environmentally friendly over the years, with recyclable and biodegradable versions now widely available.

6. The Caesar. Invented in Calgary in 1969, the Caesar has been a staple of the Canadian brunch scene ever since. This savoury mix of clam juice, tomato juice and vodka can be garnished with a stalk of celery, a pickled bean or a wedge of lime and is served over 350 million times a year. The next time you enjoy a PB&J, watch a replay of a great hockey play or take your garbage to the curb, know that you have a fellow Canadian to thank for it.

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Trek to Mt. Everest’s base camp an awe inspiring experience

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Hiking to base camp on Mt. Everest was a daunting, exhilarating and unbelievable experience, says Sylvan Lake resident Perle Campbell. Campbell, 60, said looking back on the experience is like a dream. “I can’t believe I did it… I am still overwhelmed,” she said. She said she isn’t an athletic person, not like the rest of her family, which is why the experience was both difficult and amazing. The plan to travel to Nepal and India to face the infamous mountain began three years ago with a trip to Africa. For as long as she could remember, Campbell wanted to visit the content. She was given the chance when her son and daughter planned a trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro. “They told me this was my shot to finally see Africa, and I went, because I thought, it’s just walking, I can do that.” After that the question came as to what to do next, and the next logical step was Everest. She travelled to the world-famous mountain in May with her daughter to hike the mountain. She spent her time preparing by walking everyday, attempting to get up to at least 20 km a day, as well as practising yoga. On top of that she read up on what she would be going through. She read autobiographies of those who had made the climb, as well as news articles. None of which really calmed her fears before she made it to Nepal. “I was really worried about the airport [in Lukla]. It is one of the most dangerous airports in the world,” Campbell said explaining the short runway is edged by a mountain and a cliff. “The week before we landed in Lukla there was an accident where a plane collided with a helicopter.” It wasn’t a straight shot up the mountain, Campbell explained, instead the eight days it takes to climb to base camp was full of hills and valleys. “There were so many times where we would climb up only to

have to work our way back down on the other side,” she said. The hardest part, according to Campbell, was the hike from Phakdig to Namche was the hardest, and steepest part of the climb. The two days it took to get to the village Namche Bazaar was made up mostly of stone stairs. She said if the entire trek to base camp had been made up of the stone steps, she wouldn’t have made it. “I kept thinking back to a book I read about someone who had summited Everest… His guide told him it was the hardest part.” When she finally made to base camp, through the exhaustion and a bit of altitude sickness, Campbell said she was amazed. There were yellow tents set up all over the place, and made up something of a little village. Many people were also around,

preparing to continue their climb up the mountain. “The week we were there, 11 people died. It was completely unbelievable,” she said. Once she made it to base camp, at an altitude of 17,600 feet, she said she was completely overwhelmed. “I think I may have been stunned… When we were taking pictures with the prayer flags I just started crying,” said Campbell. The trip was unforgettable, and one she says she never thought she would have the chance to experience. As she hiked to base camp, and caught glimpse of the fabled summit of Mt. Everest, she said she couldn’t believe she was there. “I couldn’t believe it, that I was there and this was something I could do and experience, it was just amazing.”

Fighter Jets light up Bucs’ to take AFL first place By Todd Vaughan Black Press News Services

Quarterback Mustapha Yekini carried the ball for the Central Alberta Buccaneers during their first place game against the Cold Lake Fighter Jets. Todd Colin Vaughan/Black Press

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The Central Alberta Buccanneers and the Cold Lake Fighter Jets came into their matchup both looking to lock up first place in the Alberta Football League. The Buccaneers — tied with the Fighter Jets at 3-0 — unfortunately came into this one slightly behind the 8-ball due to the absence of starting pivot Jarrett Burzuk. His absence was felt in the first, with the Jets scoring early and often against a stunned Bucs’ defence — leading to a 23-3 halftime lead for Cold Lake. Backup pivot Mustapha Yekini was under pressure from the Jets defence. “We had a young fella’ in there that we have to get under fire,” Coach Gary LaGrange said. “He is not getting it in practice and he isn’t feeling the pressure. He has a good arm, he is an athlete but he is young. He needs to calm down and execute.” Dlan Neidermier and Tendayi Jozzy would both score for the Cold Lake, with the Bucs’ only managing to capitalize on a single field goal early in the first quarter. The Bucs’ came into the second half with the lone bright spot being their defence managing to create three Jets turnovers. The bright spot wouldn’t shine enough in the second half, with

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Local artist captures vivid images via watercolour By Mark Weber For the Independent

Local artist Woody McGibbon continues to explore the seemingly boundless artistic possibilities via watercolour. Originally from South Africa, he recalls an interest in art that extends back many years, but it wasn’t until coming to Canada in 1996 that he really began to explore his own potential as an artist. McGibbon and his wife Sybil eventually relocated to Stettler in 2013. In Edmonton, he had met acclaimed artist Gregg Johnson and started attending some of his workshops there. Something was sparked, and Woody has never looked back since. “Gregg would paint at these workshops, and then we would go back to our little easels and paint as well. We could paint whatever we wanted. “It took off from there, and I’ve just really enjoyed it,” he said during a recent chat. “I had always wanted to paint in watercolours - I’m fascinated by the medium.” It’s also clear he’s got a gift for what he does. From expansive prairie scenes and rugged barns to delicate flowers to detailed, compelling images of birds (McGibbon is also an avid bird watcher), there is abundant and striking variety in what he puts his hand to. Watercolour is by no means a simple medium to work with, but Woody’s portraits reflect an obvious ability. There is boldness in style, and

there is also a knack for intricate design. “It’s a medium that is difficult to paint with - it’s got a mind of its own. Once you’ve lost the ‘white’ in the picture, it’s gone forever,” he explained. “But the colours that you can get are just brilliant,” he said. There is versatility there as well. “You can paint on dry paper, or you can wet the paper first and then paint on it,” he said. Moisture, or lack of it, has a direct effect on how the paints ultimately meld or ‘take shape’ on the paper. “When you do it, you have to do it right the first time basically,” he added. McGibbon had worked as a draftsman, and that career, with its attention to planning and detail in particular, helped to provide a foundation for his art. “Being able to get the right perspective is big help for sure,” he explained. “It’s also relaxing,” he said, noting just one of the many benefits of delving into such a rich creativity. “I also paint mostly in the winter time.” He also belongs to the Church Mice - a local group of artists who meet each week in the Stettler United Church to paint. “It’s also a place where you can bounce ideas off of each other,” he said. For McGibbon, summer is mainly for gardening, but as mentioned, when the colder months are upon us - out come the paints and brushes and a flurry of projects to work on. For more about McGibbon and his work, find him on Facebook at ‘Woody’s Watercolours’.

Local artist Woody McGibbon continues to explore exciting artistic possibilities via watercolour. It wasn’t until coming to Canada in 1996 that he really began to explore his own potential as an artist. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

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Jeff Lee is the new principal of Erskine School. “We are pleased to have Jeff join our Clearview team in this role. We believe Jeff ’s passion for leadership, teaching, and extensive experience in Clearview will make the transition a smooth one,” said Peter Barron, superintendent. “We are always striving for a First Choice Learning Environment, and believe Jeff will be a great fit for Erskine School and its community.” Lee graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education, and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Lethbridge. He is described as a caring, creative and professional educator with 28 years of exemplary teaching experience in the classroom and 15 years of positive educational leadership in administration. Lee is currently the vice principal of Stettler Elementary School. Previously, he was vice principal of Stettler Middle School and a teacher at Big Valley and Erskine Schools. “I have enjoyed my time as vice principal of both the Settler Elementary and Stettler Middle Schools these past 15 years,” said Lee. “I have learned so much from the incredible colleagues and families that I have had the pleasure to work with. I am looking forward to starting a new chapter in my career as the principal of Erskine School.

“I began my teaching career in Erskine 28 years ago and am excited to reconnect with the families of many of the students that I have taught and look forward to getting to know those I have yet to meet. Erskine School has a reputation as an outstanding school with incredibly supportive parents and a vibrant staff. I look forward to working with both to ensure the continued success of the students of Erskine School.”

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The following briefly described parcels of land located North West of Big Valley within County of Stettler No. 6 are offered for sale by tender, subject to the reservations, exceptions and encumbrances contained in the existing Certificates of Title: NW 24-36-21-W4 – pasture land, current annual surface lease revenue of $2,350.00. NE 24-36-21-W4 – mostly cultivated land, includes residence (approx. 1050 sq.ft.), garage, all outbuildings and 4 grain bins SE 24-36-21-W4 – mostly cultivated land, current annual surface lease revenue of $3,092.00 SW 19-36-20-W4 – mostly cultivated land Viewing of residence will be by appointment only. Interested parties may communicate with the office listed below for arrangements. The sale of these properties are subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter mentioned: 1. Seller makes no warranties or representations about the size/measurement, condition or environmental status of the parcels. 2. Buyer to be responsible for all costs associated with registration. Tender price shall be excluding G.S.T. 3. Buyer may tender a bid on separate or all parcels. 4. Tenders will be received by the lawyer noted below up to but not after 12:00 o’clock noon on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Tenders should be forwarded to Schnell Hardy Jones LLP in a sealed envelope marked “Tenders #155746”. The successful Tender(s) shall provide a certified cheque equal to 10% of the purchase price payable to “Schnell Hardy Jones” within 72 hours of notice of acceptance of Tender. 5. The balance of the purchase price to be paid by solicitor’s trust cheque or certified funds on or before October 16, 2019 (“Possession Date”). 6. Property taxes and Surface Lease(s) to be adjusted as of Possession Date. 7. Surface Leases will be assigned to Buyer(s) as at Possession Date. 8. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Please provide contact information, including a phone number, with the Tender. SCHNELL HARDY JONES LLP Daniel J. Wilson, Barrister and Solicitor 4902 51 Street, Box 1240 Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 (403) 742-4436

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AND IN THE MATTER OF A HEARING INTO THE CONDUCT OF DR. JEFF SERFAS, A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION; AND INTO THE MATTER OF A COMPLAINT BY TT WITH RESPECT TO THE TREATMENT OF HER DOG; AND INTO THE MATTER OF A COMPLAINT BY DP & VP WITH RESPECT TO THE TREATMENT OF THEIR DOG; AND INTO THE MATTER OF A COMPLAINT BY ABVMA COMPLAINTS DIRECTOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 27.1 OF THE VETERINARY PROFESSION ACT; A hearing was held in to the conduct of Dr. Jeff Serfas, Forestburg, Alberta, on December 13 & 14, 2018, and January 17 & 22, 2019. The Hearing Tribunal provided the written decision on May 29, 2019. The Hearing Tribunal made 14 findings of unprofessional conduct related to the complaints from members of the public and accepted Dr. Serfas’ admissions of unprofessional conduct on the four allegations arising from the section 27.1 matter. As a result of the findings of unprofessional conduct and considering submissions form both the ABVMA and Dr. Serfas, the Hearing Tribunal ordered, among other sanctions, that: Order 2(a) – Dr. Serfas’ registration shall be suspended from the practice of veterinary medicine in Alberta for a period of one year, commencing on June 15, 2019. Order 4 – Forestburg Veterinary Clinic (FVC) shall be closed effective as of the date of this decision and shall remain closed until the veterinary practice entity (VPE) passes the ABVMA Practice Inspection Practice Standards (PIPS) inspection, there is an unrestricted ABVMA Practice Licensee assigned as the responsible veterinarian for FVC, and the PIPS Committee and the Complaints Director, acting reasonably, approve the reopening of the FVC clinic. The complete orders of the hearing tribunal are available on the ABVMA website at abvma.ca. Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to the ABVMA at 1-800-404-2862.

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SUMMER VILLAGE OF WHITE SANDS PUBLIC NOTICE 2019 ASSESSMENT NOTICES AND TAX ROLL Summer Village of White Sands, Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given that the Combined Assessment & Tax Notices have been mailed to all property owners on June 10, 2019. The assessment roll is open to inspection at the Town Office located at 5031 – 50 Street, Stettler, AB and any person may inspect the assessment roll during regular business hours. An assessed person or a taxpayer wishing to make a complaint about any assessment or tax must do so in accordance with relevant provisions under the Municipal Government Act and Regulations. There is no right to make a complaint about any tax rate. A complaint must be in writing and in the form prescribed in the Regulations. The prescribed complaint form is available by contacting the Town of Stettler Office. Complaint forms must be accompanied by a fee of $50.00/property and MUST be received at the Town of Stettler Office before August 19, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.. Dated this 27th day of June, 2019. Graham Scott, Chief Administrative Officer Box 119, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

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2019 PROPERTY ASSESSMENT/ TAX NOTICES Notice is hereby given that the Combined Property Assessment and Tax Notices for County of Stettler ratepayers have been prepared and mailed to all property owners. The assessment roll is open for inspection at the County Office during regular hours of business (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.) If you have not received your Notice by July 15 please contact the County Office at 403-742-4441. An assessed person wishing to make a complaint must do so in accordance to the Municipal Government Act. The complaint must be in writing and submitted on the prescribed forms at the County Administration Building. Complaints will be accepted until August 27, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. and must be accompanied with a fee of $50.00 (Residential and Farmland) or $100.00 (NonResidential). Please address the complaints to the attention of the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board. Tax Payments can be made by CASH, CHEQUE, INTERAC and online, or at most Financial Institutions. Fore more information please contact our office. Dated this 27th day of June, 2019. Yvette Cassidy, Chief Administrative Officer


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Take notice that the Council of the County of Stettler No. 6 will hold a Public Hearing to hear representation concerning the proposed bylaw: BYLAW 1611-19 providing for the following amendments to the County of Stettler’s Land Use Bylaw 1443-10, as amended: 1. Remove all references to Direct Control District as the Land Use District was replaced with other districts in a previous amendment to the Land Use Bylaw. 2. Revise Section 8 definition of Recreational Vehicle – Park Model to reduce the maximum size to 55 m² (600 ft²) from 92m² (990 ft²) for consistency with the Canadian Standard Association (CSA) regulations. 3. Revise Section 8 definition of a Recreational Facility – Indoor and Recreational Facility – Outdoor by removing the provision for “ancillary accommodations and other accessory building specifically for the use of patrons who are actively or passively engaging in the recreational activity”. A separate application for accommodations would be required. 4. Revise Section 8 definition by incorporating the definition of “Building Height” with the definition of “Height” and further to delete “Height” from Section 8 (definitions) in order to eliminate the duplication. 5. Revisions/deletions to Section 16.1 (c) to clarify when a development is deemed approved and a permit is not required for an “Agricultural Operation” to include that the parcel of land must be larger than ten acres and is not part of or within one half mile of a multi-lot subdivision or hamlet. In order to address agricultural operations in the vicinity of residential areas. 6. Remove Section 16.1 (g) “the placement of a manufactured home within an approved manufactured home park.” 7. Remove Section 16.1 (s) “subject to Section 60.17, excavation and construction site preparation (ie land clearing, survey cut lines, topsoil stripping and site grading) that is part of a development for which a Development Permit has been issued or this is part of a multi-lot subdivision development for which a Subdivision Approval has been issued”. In order to ensure the phasing of development is done in conjunction with the development permit stipulations. 8. Insert Section 33.1 (c) to provide for Section 685 (2) of the Municipal Government Act regarding an applicant’s right to appeal the refusal of a development permit application as an incomplete application. 9. Revise Section 43.10 (a) to increase the maximum ground floor area from 1200 ft²(111.5m²) to 1, 500 ft² (139.35 m²) and (b) increase the maximum floor area from 2,400 ft² (223 ft²) to 3,000 ft²(278 m²) in order to address requests for larger size ancillary buildings. 10. Revise Section 57.1 by adding “debris from demolished structure (s) shall be disposed at a licensed land fill site. In order to ensure demolished structures are disposed of in a safe and efficient manner. 11. Remove Section 68.1 (a) (ii) & (iii) number of dwellings units on a parcel of land which provides for more than one dwelling unit on a parcel of land except where “the additional dwelling unit is a Manufactured Home, a Recreational Vehicle, Recreational Vehicle – Park Model Recreational Unit and or a cabin forming part of a Manufactured Home Park, a Recreational Vehicle Park, a Campground or a Work Camp and is located in a land use district which includes a Manufactured Home Park, a Recreational Vehicle Park, a Campground or a Work Camp as a permitted or discretionary use”. 12. Revise Section 68.2 (c) by removing the requirement that “farming is the principal use of the parcel of land” in order to provide for a third or additional Detached Dwelling on a parcel of land contains at least 80 acres “ as a discretionary use. In order to provide for additional dwelling units for other purposes not related to a farming operation. 13. Remove Retain Section 75.2 regarding the number of Recreational Vehicles that may be used for twenty one days and the requirement of obtaining a tag for additional units. This requirement has not been enforced and would require full time surveillance during the summer season. 14. Revise all sections of the bylaw which reference Buffalo View Estates as the name of the subdivision has been revised to Rochon Sands Heights. 15. Remove Section 76.3 (c) regarding the minimum site area of 0.4 ha (1.0 acres) for a Recreational Vehicle Park or Campground. 16. Remove Section 82.2 regarding the use of a Detached Dwelling or a Manufactured Home as a security/operator dwelling unit. In order to accommodate these types of units on specific sites. 17. Remove Section 82.4 regarding the floor area of a security/operator dwelling unit shall not exceed 46.5 m² (500 ft²). In order to provide for larger dwelling units as needed. 18. Remove Section 83.2 which stipulates that a 25% maximum variance authority stipulated in Section 23.4 of this Land Use Bylaw does not apply to discretionary use signs. In order to enable discretion in specific situations. 19. Revise Section 83.3 to include “that the landowner has given written consent” prior to signage may be placed land or affixed to the exterior surface of a building or structure without Application for a Development Permit 20. Revise Section 83.6 Signs shall not be illuminated by adding “(provide details ie. impact traffic safety) provisions to allow illumination in specific circumstances.” In order to address site specific situations. 21. Revise all Land Use Districts Public or Private Road and Utility, except windmill and stand-alone solar panel by adding “in or adjacent to a hamlet or multi-lot subdivision.” As a permitted and discretionary use. 22. Revise Section 95.3 by adding Value Added Agricultural Operation as a discretionary use in the Country Residence Agricultural (CR-A) District. 23. Remove Section 95.6 which states that any development standard or additional regulation may be increased by the Development Authority as a condition of development permit approval, pursuant to Section 24.2. In order to eliminate the duplication. 24. Revise Section 107. 2 Recreational Facility District by removing Recreational Facility-Indoor and Recreational Facility – Outdoor from a permitted uses and adding Recreational Facility-Indoor and Recreational Facility – Outdoor to Section 107.3 as a discretionary use. In order to provide any affected parties the opportunity to appeal the Development Authority’s decision on an application. 25. Revise Section 108.15 (c) (ii) to delete an expired clause of the bylaw and provide for the use of Recreational Vehicles exclusively on Lots 39 and 59 Block 1 Plan 8222364 and Lots 11 and 14 Block 3 Plan 8222364 for a period exceeding 21 days within the Scenic Sands subdivision . 26. Consider removing Section 110 Resort Residential – Recreational District (RR-REC) as the district is specific to a development proposed for the NE 36-39-20W4M (Pheasant back Estates Area Structure Plan). The bylaw may be reviewed at the County Administration Building located at 6602 – 44 Avenue, Stettler, Alberta during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Public Hearing to hear representation concerning Bylaw 1611-19 has been re- scheduled to Wednesday July 10, 2019 at 1 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers at the County Administration Building located at 6602 – 44 Avenue, Stettler, Alberta. Any person wishing to comment on the proposed bylaw may do so in writing to the Planning and Development Officer, County of Stettler No. 6, Box 1270 Stettler, Alberta, T0C 2L0, or by email to jdonovan@stettlercounty.ca prior to July 9, 2019 or make representation at the Public Hearing. Following the Public Hearing, Council may proceed with second and third reading to approve the bylaw. Should you require additional information, please contact the Planning and Development Officer at (403) 742-4441. Dated: June 21,2019 Jacinta Donovan Development Officer

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Next movie in the Summer Classic Series is To Kill A Mockingbird By Crystal Friars Stettler Library

June is quickly coming to an end and that means that the Summer Reading Program will be kicking off on July 3rd. For information and updates on the Summer Reading Program, check out our Facebook page for the latest news. However, today, we are going to focus on the adult programming over the summer. The last Adult Crafting Night until September is tonight (Thursday, June 27th) at 6:30 p.m. The focus will be on summer entertaining and you will be able to make a centerpiece or coasters to celebrate your summer festivities. Are you looking for advice on your job search, upcoming interview or navigating government programs? Would you like someone to proofread your resume? Come to the Stettler Public Library on Thursdays at 1 p.m. for ‘Inform Your Search’ Thursdays. We are very pleased to have a very knowledgeable volunteer here to help you find job search success. Call the Library at 403-742-2292 for more information. Our next movie in the Summer Classic Series is the Academy Award winning film To Kill A Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck (Peck won a Best Actor Oscar for portraying Atticus Finch). The American Film Institute named Atticus Finch as the greatest movie hero of the 20th century and this is your opportunity to see it on the big screen. This classic will be shown at the Jewel Theatre on Monday July 8th at 7:30 p.m.

There is no cost to see this screen gem but donations will be gratefully accepted. See you at the movies! There are still spots available for the Friends of the Library’s Historic Ghost Walk on Saturday, July 20th at 9:30 p.m. This is aimed for people ages 14 and up and the cost for the walk is $20 per person including appetizers. Call the Library at 403-742-2292 to register. If July doesn’t work for you, we are taking reservations for the August 17th Historic Ghost Walk. Call us for more details! Did you know that you could sign out Stettler Recreation Centre family passes with your library card? Thanks to KidsSport Stettler and the Stettler FCSS for sponsoring the two SRC family fitness passes, you can! Use them when you have your holidays or you have family coming to visit. Just use them any time of year. Call us or check out our web site (spl.prl.ab.ca) for more information. A video of the information evening with Malcolm Fischer and Judge David MacNaughton discussing the Robert Raymond Cook case are still available. DVD copies are $10 each and you can stop by the Library to pick one up. If you would like to see our other programs, check out our web site at https://spl.prl.ab.ca. For more information on library services stop by for a tour anytime or call us at 403-742-2292. We post information about upcoming events and other interesting bits on Facebook, be sure to follow us there for the latest news!

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Stettler & Area Weekly Events The Halkirk Prairie Short Line Club operates Canada’s largest, 1:29 scale, indoor model railway display. Open houses of this display from 2-4 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays, weather permitting, at 126 Alberta Avenue, Halkirk.

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Community Hall. All donations are in support of Jake Rock and his family. Tailgate party in the PAC parking lot starting 5:30 p.m. and concert starting at 7 p.m. Performances by: Sean Burns and the Windy City Band.

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July 19 - “Communities in Bloom” Judges tour Stettler. As the 2011 National Champs, we now compete in the international category.  RCMP Musical Ride, Make your home or July 20, 2 & 7 p.m. business a little extra More details to follow! tidy for our tour.    Stettler 1/8 mile Drags, July 20 & 21, Stettler Airport. Registration 7-9:30 a.m., Shoot out 10-5 p.m.

Battle River Ride for STARS, July 13, 9 a.m. Entertainment in the Pre-register by July 1. Stettler T&C Muse- Park, 7-8 p.m., West Contact Henry 403um Canada Day Stettler Park: July 10 – 741-5092. Celebrations, July 1, 10-4 p.m., 2 p.m. O’ Canada & cake. Wagon rides, children’s games, face painting, concession stand. Donalda Canada Day Celebration, Monday, July 1, 11 a.m. to midnight. Variety of activities. Fireworks at 11:30 p.m., if no fire ban. Stettler History Book meeting is July 8, 7:30 p.m., Old Atco Building. Rock for Jake, July 9, 5:30 p.m., Stettler

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disability to ever earn this degree from the esteemed university. But it was his talent, ability and hard work that allowed him to achieve worldwide recognition as an athlete. With a focus on marathoning, he won numerous competitions and most notably earned three gold, two

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