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Vol. LX, No. 15

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February 28, 2012

Everyone Reads The Booster!

Inside... Something for Seniors Pages 11, 12 and 13 Entertainment and Dining Guide Pages 14 to 17 Your Financial Future Page 21 Special Occasions Page 22 On the Road and Auto Classifieds Pages 26 to 28, 3 and 40 Classifieds Pages 33 to 37 Obituaries Pages 39

News Features County denies changes to land-use bylaw . . . . . . 4

Zellers store manager Cathy Lindholm and Camrose Canadian Tire owner-operator Dave Jewell conduct one final symbolic sweeping of the floor of the now empty store. Zellers served Camrose consumers for three decades.

City loses funds on safety inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Founders Days focuses on education . . . . . . . . . . 30

Today is the day that officially marks the end of a 30-year era in which Zellers has operated a store in Camrose. A handful of loyal staff, with multiple decades of combined experience, was present for an emotional transfer of the keys. Zellers’ Manager Cathy Lindholm, an original employee of the Camrose store, reminisced about the excellent staff the store employed and the impressive sales volume the store maintained in the market since opening back in 1982. After thirty years of business, the building located on the west end of Duggan Mall which housed the 54,000 square foot retail operation has been

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Camrose County accepted a proposal from TNT Canada Consultants for the construction of a Hay Lakes water station for $155,220. County crews will construct the site pad, tiein approaches, the building, the pipeline connection from existing line and the site power services. It soon turned into a team effort. The County budgeted $252,000 last year, based on consulting engineer’s estimates for the construction of a truck fill, using the infrastructure from the Village of Hay Lakes' old water system. Genivar was contracted to complete the engineering and tender the project. County administration negotiated an equipment and grounds lease with the Village of Hay Lakes to acquire two acres of land. "Three bids were received for the project, but the County, by resolution, rejected all of the bids that were more than double the budget limit," said County agricultural specialist Paul King to council. "Earlier, council directed administration to look at alternatives and that led us to meet with TNT Canada Consultants." County crews can prepare the site with grading, construct and install necessary roadway tieins, dig and install the waterline to the pump house, and complete the construction of the building and have power installed. The landowner of the SW08-49-21-W4 site has agreed to have a burrow constructed on his land to provide the material for the construction of the site pad. Safety codes

Acting City of Camrose engineer Jeremy Enarson explained changes and joint efforts between the city and county on safety codes. The joint quality management plan examined the reduction of activity from 2007 to 2011. "The majority of permit revenue for the city's safety codes work unit comes from city related inspections, as opposed to inspections performed in the county or villages," said Jeremy. "It is recognized that revenue generated from non-city inspections does help to supplement overall revenues to the work unit, especially in years of lower permit activity." David Ramsay from the Government of Alberta municipal affairs said his department could help the county to sort out the safety codes to ensure the County meets or exceeds the guidelines. Rosalind scale

Vic McCarroll and Matt Enright from the Rosalind Agricultural Society Community Scale project approached council to explain how the community joined forces to make things happen. The committee raised funds, leveled the land and built a scale for everyone in the community to use. "Congratulations to all those involved with the agricultural society to make this project a reality and for being the umbrella organization," said Reeve Don Gregorwich. "It takes a great amount of paperwork to get everything to flow properly. You have managed to create a project to benefit a lot of people for a long time."

Haugen Backhoe Service cleans the remains of the building owned by Dr. Cam Jones after a fire occurred on Dec. 24, 2011. Dr. Jones is preparing the site for the construction of his new office.

Province responds to recommendations The Government of Alberta heard from hundreds of residents and stakeholders that the rights of property owners must be strengthened when industry, government or other third parties seek to access private lands for development or infrastructure purposes. “We heard from Albertans that they have concerns in three key areas,” said Property Rights Task Force Chair Diana McQueen, Minister of Alberta Environment and Water. “They

want a more vigorous consultation process, they want compensation that reflects current values and impacts, and they want more resources available to them when faced with negotiating over land or property encroachments – including access to the courts.” To respond to the recommendations of the Property Rights Task Force report “Engaging with Albertans,” the government will: take steps to improve engagement with Albertans, including

being more consistent, predictable and timely in consultations; review requirements for industry to reclaim, remediate land and remove unused infrastructure; review the Expropriation Act as well as the Surface Rights Act, regulations guidelines or principles related to compensation and property rights; and, create a Property Rights Advocate to share information and help people determine the appropriate resolu-

tion mechanism – including the courts. “Private property, access and enjoyment of land are important to Albertans,” said task force cochair Evan Berger, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. “We need to ensure that we are able to properly mitigate the impacts to landowners from competing uses on the land base.” The report of the task force and the detailed government response are available at www.

No easy solution to County land-use bylaw By Murray Green

The philosophy of protecting valuable farm land from easy subdivision won out in the end. Camrose County councillors defeated a motion that would have made it easier for ratepayers to skip a step in the subdivision process. "The proposed changes will allow an additional subdivision to be created on a quarter if there is an established yard site that has been in place for at least 10 years. Presently this will likely affect fewer than 125 quarters in the County because of the requirement to have an established yard site prior to allowing an additional subdivision," explained Anjah Howard, the County's manager of planning, during a public hearing. "Currently, in order to create the extra subdivision, which has been granted, the applicant is required to rezone the portion of land first. This costs an extra $250 and adds approximately two months to the application process, but allows for additional input opportunities from the adjacent owners and council." Concerns and letters were received. “There was a concern raised to council that the rules

are too strict and do not allow the split of an existing yard site if there is already a subdivision on the quarter. It actually can lead to a loss of agricultural lands rather than the protection of lands,” said Anjah. "There is no way of establishing exactly how many quarters will be affected because the County does not have any data on 'established yard sites.' The closest we have is aerial photos, which do not show servicing such as water and electrical, but may show approaches, shelter belts and residences. Sometimes provincial well data might provide information on when an existing well was created." This may make enforcement of this regulation difficult because it may be difficult to determine when a yard site was established. "The Planning Department previously suggested that a residence had to be in place for at least 10 years prior to subdivision. There is a lot of potential for discrepancies in how this rule is applied since it is difficult to determine the age of a yard site," said Anjah, in her presentation to council. "The future of the county lies with a strong farm economy, and

council will do whatever is necessary to support farming as an industry and a way of life. Other land uses may not be allowed if they are incompatible with farming." The City of Camrose sent a letter saying they had no objections to land use outside of the future city boundary. Ratepayer Barry Wold spoke in favour of the bylaw, saying his son is able to operate a sheep farm with 240 ewes that produce lambs every year on just 80 acres. County resident Doug Hendrickson disagreed with the proposed bylaw. "Already, there is an increased residential presence. There is no more need for acreages. We have enough around already. We need to keep a balance and keep both farm land and acreages in their proper place and not mix them up all over the place," said Doug. "Once it is subdivided and has a separate title, what is stopping them from subdividing again? This is not fair to farmers who want to continue to work the land for a living." Anjah explained only three parcels out would be allowed on a section of land. “This was brought forward

to make it easier for some people to farm and sell off the yard site, and was not intended to create urban sprawl,” said councillor Brian Austrom. "If a yard site hasn't been in existence for 10 years, it can't be subdivided. This is intended to make better use of yard sites and simplify the process. We saw the bylaw as a way to help our schools by having more people in the area; it will help us as a county in terms of assessment." Councillor Doug Lyseng took the opposite stance. He said the proposed bylaw is too open ended and he doesn't want Camrose to turn into another Strathcona County. "I would rather see acreages concentrated in one area, rather than all over the place," said councillor Trevor Miller. "I do agree with growth, but not scattered like this. It needs more direction." Council turned down the motion to avoid the wide spread development of acreages on prime farmland. The existing land-use bylaw states that county ratepayers have to apply to council for rezoning before they are allowed to subdivide.

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Habitat for Humanity Camrose will begin work on its first ever four-plex once the ground thaws. "We're going to be closing in the entire structure this summer," said Habitat for Humanity Camrose executive director Cody McCarroll. "Our goal is to have two of the homes ready for occupancy by late summer of 2012. The other two are scheduled for completion in 2013. The four-plex will be located in Duggan Park at 75 Street and 41 Avenue. "We were able to receive the land at a very good price with the stipulation that each of the homes have an attached front drive garage," said McCarroll. "Normally we don't build homes with front drive garages but felt the low cost of the lots would more than make up for the extra expense." Habitat for Humanity Camrose has received several applications from potential partners but has not yet made any decisions on who they will be. All applications that are received are evaluated based on how they meet Habitat's criteria and on the greatest need. "We don't necessarily take the first one we receive," said McCarroll. Habitat for Humanity Camrose has built 18 homes in its efforts to help low income individuals "springboard out of poverty" since it was registered under the Societies Act in 1996. The affiliate's goal is to build at least ten more homes over the next five years. "We have experienced some reductions in funding from the provincial government but we know they still support what we do and are looking forward to more support as we move forward," said McCarroll.

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Letters to the Editor

DEDICATED BLOOD DONOR Doug Burkard of Rosalind reached the milestone of 150 blood donations at the Canadian Blood Services clinic held at the Chester Ronning School on Feb. 23. Phlebotomist Tracey Oranchuk of Edmonton extracted the blood to help others who need transfusions. Doug began giving blood when he turned 18, back when he could give only two donations a year. He said his target is 200 donations.

Letters are welcomed but please limit them to 500 words or less and sign with first name, initial, surname, address and phone number; only name of writer and city or town will be printed. Letters to third parties are not accepted. The Camrose Booster may edit for length, clarity, legality, personal abuse, good taste, public interest and availability of space. The Camrose Booster thanks you for your interest in the letters page and encourages your comments. Should have seen it coming

PEN POINTS by Berdie Fowler

Organ Transplants Make Death Wait “In the hope that I may help others, I hereby make this anatomical gift, if medically acceptable, to take effect upon my death.” That quote is from the Universal Donor Card which is found on the back of our Alberta Personal Health Cards. It gives the would-be volunteer donor three choices: A. any needed organs and tissues for transplantation; B. only the following organs and tissues for transplantation —————————————— ; C. or any organ or parts of my body needed for medical research or education if they can’t be used for transplantation. The choices are followed by space for the card holder’s signature and that of a witness who is, preferably, a family member. Below this on the card is a request to discuss the subject with your family or next of kin. Finally, for our information, there is a list of transplantable organs: heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, small bowel; and transplantable tissues: eyes, skin, bone, and heart for valves. The present backlog of Canadians waiting for organ transplants is surprising for several reasons: first, becoming an organ and/or tissue donor is as simple as signing an Organ Donor Card in the presence of a witness and also informing your next of kin of your wishes; and second, organ and tissue transplants have been done since the 1950s with ever increasing success, adding years of quality life to organ recipients. Why, then, does Canada have one of the lowest organ donation rates among industrialized nations anywhere in the world? Why, then, are nearly 3,000 Canadians on a wait list for a kidney from a deceased person? Why is the gap actually growing between the number of persons waiting for kidney transplant and the number of organs needed? Why are another several hundred waiting for other organs? There are at least two possible answers: one is procrastination; the other is fear and lack of trust – fear that one’s life might be taken in favour of saving that of another. I, for myself, have weighed the pros and cons. I hold the opinion that there is no right or wrong answer and am glad that each of us has the option to choose what is right for ourselves. I signed my donor card without hesitation when I saw that organ transplants had enabled people I knew to ‘make death wait’! Some were children, some were adults when transplants occurred. Today, those children are adults and the adults have become seniors. My decision was based on the joyful sight of families that have remained whole for many years after once having been on the brink of having those years stolen – because too few of us signed our donor cards and failed to inform our families of our wishes. I continue to cherish the right that each of us has to choose to do what we deem to be correct for ourselves. On the other hand, I think it is sad that our doctors tell us that, even yet, many healthy organs and much healthy tissue are being wasted rather than used to save lives and keep families whole. Let's each of us play a part in changing that! It could be as simple as signing your universal donor card.

The Critical Transmission Review Committee (CTRC) Report should not have taken Albertans by surprise – we “should have seen it coming.” Didn’t Minister Morton before the “Review” even began (Dec/11), tell Albertans that at least one line must be built? The warning signs were there. This “independent” Committee (Heidecker, former PC Vice President and Griffiths fund-raiser; Yip, Chair of GOA Transmission Committee; Billinton’s and Doucet’s tied to electricity moguls) “invited” submissions

from 30 specifically chosen “organizations” (seven of which were electricity companies - ATCO, AltaLink …). The “What we Heard” Section of CTRC Report (Feb 13/12) is broken into three subsections: Not Required; Back to the Drawing Board; Lines Needed Soon as Possible. Concrete evidence (actual MW usage, numbers, facts, figures, information submitted by Wilson-AB Landowner Council; Fulton from IPCAA who uses over 60% of Alberta’s power) was ignored. The only number appearing as “concrete evidence” in this whole section is $400 million (for “remedial reinforcements, due to approval delays for north-south upgrades”). Of the Report’s five references, four are government documents, the fifth is their own web site. CTRC research did not dig very deep to produce this Report. Their nebulous findings fail to establish a factual base for concluding that, “proceeding with both lines is reasonable.” Nor do this Report’s findings justify forcing Albertans to pay for building these two $3 billion proposed EATL and WATL lines before “proof of need” and “costbenefit analysis” are conducted

… especially when considering the unsettled Global economy. Major questions now remain. How can ordinary Albertans get the ear of Government before they “respond to the Report in the coming weeks”? How do Albertans get Minister Morton’s ear, after he’s already announced (Dec/11), before the “Review” began, that one of these lines must be built? And now thinks CTRC has done a “thorough job”? Albertans have, at best, a small window of opportunity of 10 days to counteract CTRC’s recommendations. Will Albertans write/email/phone Minister Morton and Premier Redford, to insist that instead of accepting this biased poof-ball CTRC Report’s recommendations, the proposed lines must undergo a thorough independent “cost-benefit analysis” and a “proof of need”? Will Albertans demand that Bill 50 be repealed instead of just being “amended” after the proposed lines are built (equivalent to closing the barn door, after the horse has bolted)? Will enough Albertans declare firmly, “We pay, so we must have a say” regarding these DC lines?

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United Church socks it to mission and service

Camrose United Church members prepare to count the coins delivered in socks for the Mission & Service Fund. Back, left to right: Joy-Anne Murphy, Talia Dewalt, Krysta Hurley, Davis Dewalt, Cathie Bartlett, and Alan Richards. Front, left to right: Tif McNaughton and Bob Smith. By Alex Oliver

What can you do with those single socks in your drawers? Camrose United Church followed the example of St. James United Church in Innisfil, Ontario. The Camrose United Church’s Social Concerns Committee is responsible for educating the congregation on what the Mission & Service (M&S) fund does in our community, our country, and around the world. Bob Smith of the Social Concerns Committee said, “It was one year ago when the Mission and Service Fund decided to start the project based on the Ontario example. The main idea was to collect change in a spare sock.” “A campaign was initiated to collect pennies and coins wher-

ever they are to be found – on the streets, in clothes, in wash machine tubs, forgotten coins,” he added. The Youth Group of the Church and its leaders took part and others volunteered to roll and stuff the coins on Sunday, February 12, 2012. They counted a total of $475.00, and afterwards everyone who helped enjoyed chocolate hearts. The money collected will be used for the United Church’s general M&S. According to the United Church of Canada’s website, the M&S gifts support the following in Canada: 119 pastoral charges receiving core funding; 75 community outreach and social

support programs; 43 hospital, nursing home, community, and university chaplaincies; and 23 Ecumenical advocacy and interfaith organizations. As well M&S overseas has 31 global mission personnel, with language training, airfare, and salaries paid for by the M&S Fund; 108 churches, Christian councils, and agencies that minister in partnership with The United Church of Canada; 32 countries in which The United Church of Canada supports ministry, training, development or relief projects; and 10 global ecumenical partners. One sock full of coins may seem quite insignificant; however, many socks full of coins can go a long way.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Augustana Vikings goalie Joel Danyluk was named Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week and the Athlete of the Week on the ACAC Hockey Online web site. Joel helped the Vikings beat Concordia 5-1 and 5-0 and earned his fourth shutout of the season. He had a regular season record of 11-1-1-1 with a .937 save percentage. The Augustana Vikings will be playing the SAIT Trojans in the EnCana Arena on March 2 and 9 starting at 7:30 p.m. The Vikings head to Calgary for a game on March 3 in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference semifinals.

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Kidney Foundation launches Camrose campaign By Dan Jensen

The Kidney Foundation of Alberta and the Northwest Territories expressed appreciation to its volunteer canvassers Feb. 16. "I curtsy and bow to everyone who is able to knock on that door knowing that the person inside might say no," said Kidney Foundation director of development Flavia Robles. "The reason that we are able to take rejection is that we believe in what we do." Robles also expressed appreciation to everyone who has supported the Kidney Foundation in his or her own personal way. "We have volunteers, we have those who have impacted other lives, and we have the donors who have given of themselves or their money. "Charities can only function because of that. Each one of you is part of a team." Camrose deputy mayor Earle Berry said the success of the kidney campaign every March speaks very highly of the volunteer base that is within the city and the commitment people have to such a worthy endeavour. "You (volunteers) are vitally important to the success

of this fundraising campaign and should realize how valuable your contributions are to the high quality of life we have here in Camrose." The amount collected by the 33 volunteer canvassers in the 2011 campaign was $25,145, up from $23,472 the year before. Residents donated a total of $21,040, while businesses contributed a total of $4,105. "We achieved a new high," said March drive coordinator Erhard Pinno. Of every dollar donated to the Kidney Foundation of Camrose, 35.9 cents goes to medical research, 21.4 cents to patient services, 20.7 cents to organ donation and public education, 10 cents to Foundation development and 12 cents to support programs that help those living with kidney disease understand what the next step is going to be. "We are always working to see how we can better serve those with kidney disease," stated Robles. The Kidney Foundation of Alberta and Northwest Territories has 3,800 individuals who are affected by kidney disease in

some way, one of whom is Kristi Olson, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of three and, 41 years later, developed kidney insufficiency to the point where she had to be on peritoneal dialysis. "On the whole I have had no problems with peritoneal dialysis and this, being my second year on it, the process is going quite well," she said. "I thought I would have to miss work or be confined to a bed or a machine but such is not the case." The Kidney Foundation has made big advances in kidney disease research over the last fifty years that are making it possible for more and more people to live healthy lives. Lloyd Kadatz, from New Sarepta, is one who still has most of his kidney after doctors found a cancerous tumour on it a couple of years ago. "The doctor said that five years ago he would have had no choice but to remove the entire kidney," said Kadatz, "but because of research and everything else that is involved he said they will just have to take what they have to take, which is what they did."

Cam Parker, from Burgar Funeral Home, presents a cheque for $500 to Kidney Foundation director of development Flavia Robles and Camrose campaign chair Erhard Pinno.

Skippen enjoying life after transplant By Dan Jensen

There are times Camrose resident Grant Skippen feels like putting out his night light and running into the yard with his hands in the air shouting "I'm free." Since receiving his kidney transplant a year and 11 months ago, Skippen has experienced some major changes to his lifestyle. He doesn't, for example, have to drive to Edmonton three times a week to receive dialysis. "It has opened the door for me to do a lot of other things," he said. "Those appointments took a lot of time." Skippen is also feeling much better than he was before receiving the new organ. "When I was on dialysis I had to take a drug for my blood pressure. Now I have no drug whatsoever and my blood pressure is stable. It is running about 118.67, which is a significant change."

Skippen still takes anti rejection drugs, although not as many, and still does blood tests every six months, but his visits with the doctor are becoming less and less frequent. "I get bumped from my doctor's appointments every now and then," he said. Skippen's advice for those who have kidney disease is to not let it get them down. "It is a depressing thing at first but boy you have to let go of that and you have to stay strong," he said. "They have so many things now with medications, and they are doing more with transplants. They have a procedure now where you get a transplanted kidney as well as pancreas for diabetes. You get the kidney and the pancreas and you have no more diabetes." Skippen received his new kidney from his niece. "I can honestly say that Doris (his wife) and I think of that absolutely every day what she has done."

Skippen is also thankful for the medical people and their capabilities, and for the Kidney Foundation, which assists with the costs of the expensive drugs that are needed by those fighting kidney disease. "Those drugs are very expensive. If we had to take it out of our own pockets it would be a financial burden for a lot of people. With the Kidney Foundation they pay for all of that." One of Skippen's wishes is that more people would consider donating their kidneys when they pass on. "I go into the dialysis ward and feel sorry for the people there. Here I am, an older guy, who has a kidney and there are a lot of people there who could really benefit from an organ transplant. I am not sure what the answer to that is. It would save a lot of lives and make things a lot easier for a lot of people." In Alberta, the organ donation consent form is on the back of the health care card.

Ken Drever presented a cheque for $1,000 to Kidney Foundation director of development Flavia Robles and Camrose campaign chair Erhard Pinno.

Grant Skippen presented a cheque for $400 to Kidney Foundation director of development Flavia Robles and Camrose campaign chair Erhard Pinno.

New donor program In an effort to minimize the potential financial burdens associated with the living donation process, the Kidney Foundation of Canada in Alberta has established the Living Organ Donor Expense Reimbursement Program (LODERP) with a grant from Alberta Health and Wellness. To qualify for reimbursement, the recipient of the kidney, partial liver, or partial lung must be a resident of Alberta; the donor may live anywhere. At this time, eligible expenses include travel (only) for the final cross match assessment phase; travel, accommodations, meals and parking for the surgery phase, and loss of income during the recovery phase.

Norm Mayer presents a cheque for $1,000 on behalf of the Mayer family and Central Agencies to Kidney Foundation director of Development Flavia Robles.

Lyndon Olson presents a cheque for $500 on behalf of himself, his wife, Elaine, and his daughter, Kristi, to Kidney Foundation director of development Flavia Robles.

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Talk to us today about the benefits of pre-planning final arrangements. The idea of advance funeral planning is one which many people would rather not think about. However, planning your own funeral is one of the kindest things you can do for your loved ones. At a time of grief, your family members will be spared the stress of making important, emotionally draining decisions. Preplanning also ensures your final arrangements will be carried out according to your exact wishes, in a costsensitive manner. Call us today for more information about advance funeral planning or to arrange a no-obligation consultation with one of our directors.

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We look forward to your visit to Sunrise Village, located just north of Canada Safeway. Please call to reserve your tour time. OFFICE HOURS: Mon. to Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments also available.

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Plan Now For Their Future Needs You’ve worked your entire life to build your assets. Sound estate planning can ensure these hard-earned assets are passed on to your family according to your wishes, without interference. Talk to us today about developing a plan that makes sense for you and your loved ones. Estate Planning • Wills • Enduring Power of Attorney • Personal Directives Estate Administration • Legal services associated with probate of the will

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Seniors' Chat From the Camrose Seniors' Coalition Most elders are healthy, wealthy and wise. Further advances in health care, fitness and research for elders will increase their life expectancies and, when asked, 75 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 65 and 74 described their health as good, very good or excellent. Also, by a significant margin, Elder households are the wealthiest in Canada. The tremendous growth in the median net worth of older Canadians has been driven largely by real estate and private pensions and they have experienced the most incredible of times … and lived to tell the tale. The fact that the majority of Canadian elders are doing so well, however, should not blind us to the fact that a significant sub-set of elders are struggling – struggling financially, struggling with debilitating illness, and struggling with

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cognitive limitations. Unfortunately, this group is primarily comprised of very old, widowed or unattached women and at risk for both physical and psychological stress. Without a doubt the Baby Boomer Tsunami has arrived and with it many 50+ residents are no longer thinking that you “retire and then die”. Instead the worry of many elders, soon-to-retire or retired is that: they may outlive the money they have saved, they share deep concerns over changes to government programs, they are uncertain of health related illnesses and services, they wonder about their ability to live out their years in their primary residence and community of choice, and they do not have a plan to address these areas until the “golden years” are upon them. During the next 19 years, there will be substantial growth in Alberta’s elder population. This is partly due to the fact that Alberta will continue to experience the largest net inflow of senior inter-provincial immigrants. It is estimated by 2031, seniors (65+) will make up 21.4% of Alberta’s population. It is very likely many of these elders will relocate before or during their transition into their retirement to small rural areas where the Low Income Cut Off (LICO) is significantly less than those elders living in urban centres. Clarence Hastings, a Registered Social Worker and most recently an internationally designated Elder Planning Counsellor, is bringing his knowledge and understanding to elders and to future seniors residing in Camrose County and as Village residents. Through the Rural Community Program at Camrose and District Support Services, he is able to provide free and confidential support to those who require planning or advice for retirement, assistance with the life transition and troubleshooting rural living concerns. By using a whole person approach to planning, Clarence can assist rural elders to develop and implement long term plans that address health issues, financial issues, psychological issues, and social issues. The intention of this free and confidential service is to increase your options and understanding of issues that affect you and promote access to preventive social resources which enhance and preserve your quality of life in a safe, strong, healthy community of your choice. For more information or to set up a time to meet, please contact Clarence Hastings, RSW, EPC, Director, Rural Community Program, Camrose and District Support Services at 780-672-0141.


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A menu fit for Seniors Enjoy all your favorites in portions made for you Both the restaurant and dining room in the Norsemen Inn offer a wonderful selection of dishes prepared especially for Seniors. From the ever-popular breaded veal cutlet to liver and onions to pan fried breast of chicken, you’re sure to find a delicious meal whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. Visit us today for attentive service and delicious food.

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Ed and Gwen Lantz Ed and Gwen have a combined prison ministry of almost 53 years. Ed has been involved with Full Gospel Businessmen for over 35 years. He has gone from an alcoholic to a welder, mechanic and servant of God. Gwen is a retired nurse who serves alongside Ed in prison ministry. Don’t miss this informative, exciting evening with the Lantz’s.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012 Norsemen Inn, Camrose 7:00 p.m. – $25.00 per person Come and Enjoy: Dynamic Speakers, Inspiring Music, Good Food, Great Fellowship, Prayer

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Kodiaks even series at 1-1 By Murray Green

The Camrose Kodiaks and the Calgary Canucks are knotted at 1-1 after the clubs split a pair of games on Feb. 24 and 25. Calgary won the first game 4-2. Dylan Schellenberg and Nolan Marshall scored for Camrose.

The Kodiaks had more fight in the second game and won 5-1. Marshall garnered two goals while Cody Pongracz, Connor Mailey and Ryan Hoult added single markers. Game four, if needed, will be played tonight in Calgary at 7:30 p.m.


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Learn about hydraulic fracking By Jessica Ernst

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is a controversial natural gas extraction process. Despite moratoriums in New York State, Europe and Quebec, the process continues, largely unexamined, in Alberta. Jessica Ernst is an Alberta scientist with over 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. In 2011, she launched a lawsuit against Encana and the Alberta government after her groundwater became contaminated. An award recipient and international speaker on the issue, she will be speaking at Augustana on Thursday, March 8. Everyone is welcome to attend her public talks as well as a soup supper to follow. Public Talks at Augustana: 2:15 to 3:30 pm, Room C167 or F 1 305, and 3:40 to 5:00 p.m., Room C014. Sponsored by the Humanities Department at the U of A, Augustana Campus. For more info:

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Oliver Twist returns to the local stage By Murray Green



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Davis Dewalt, left, and Oliver Elliott will be sharing the lead role of the Churchmice production of Oliver from March 16 to 31.

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The story of Oliver Twist is almost ready to be retold to local audiences. The Churchmice Players will be performing the Lionel Bart version of the Charles Dickens' classic. "We have about 40 performers, with about half of them children," said director Sylvia Lyon. "It's a good show to get various age groups in the community involved in theatre." This is the second time the Churchmice Players will be presenting Oliver. "It is a popular show and it is a good mix of youth and adults on stage," said producer Theo Thirsk. "We also combine the play with live music, so it is a challenge for all of us." The main character in the play will be shared by two young actors. Oliver Elliott and Davis Dewalt, both Sifton School students, who will alternate the lead role. "Sometimes it can be confusing," admitted nine-year-old Oliver. "It can be confusing, but it is good to share the role and take turns. Then we won't be exhausted after the eight performances," admitted Davis. "I wouldn't want to do it every night because that would be taking advantage of child labour," joked Oliver. Exploiting child labour in the 1800s is the theme of the classic. The young actors were selected for the lead role because they not only could act, they have great voices. "My mom wanted to audition and she asked me to come along. We thought maybe we would get a minor role like a street vendor," said Oliver. "She gets Widow Corney and I get Oliver. It was surprising." Davis added "I didn't expect to get Oliver either. I just wanted to try out." Sylvia said they were selected because they have lovely voices. "They are on stage the entire time, except for two scenes. They have a lot of lines to learn." The youngsters received word they landed the part last October. Both practice at home, as well as at regular practices. Art Fadum, an actor from the first Camrose presentation of Oliver, will be directing the nine piece orchestra. "I like having music because it cues me when to sing," said Oliver. The costume crew has compiled about 120 different costumes in various sizes for the production and the set builders have been busy putting the finishing touches on the stage. Oliver will be on that stage from March 16 to 31, at the Norsemen Inn. A dinner theatre presentation will be held on March 16, 17, 24, 30 and 31 with the dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. General tickets, without the dinner, will be available for the March 18, 23 and 25 shows. Both the March 18 and 25 dates will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for all shows will be available at Cathel Books, 5017-50 Street in Camrose.


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Camrose County Agricultural Awards Banquet Camrose Regional Exhibition Tuesday, March 13 Cocktails, 5:00 pm • Supper, 6:00 pm • Presentations, 7:15 pm Tickets: $25.00 each, available at the Agricultural Services Board Office (Seed Plant) Camrose

Recognizing Agricultural Wall of Honor Inductees

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Schell wins Central Agencies painting

Camrose Railway Station volunteer Glenys Smith will make sure there is plenty of baking. By Dan Jensen

Marie Schell (centre) won the draw for a painting from Central Agencies at the Feb. 17-19 Camrose Trade Fair. Presenting the painting were Central Agencies owner Norm Mayer and Central Agencies realtors' assistant Karen Hanoski.

The Camrose Railway Station will be the site of an Easter egg hunt and hot-cross bun tea Saturday, March 31. "We're inviting children to come any time between 1 and 4," said Camrose Railway Station program director Janine Carrol. "They'll have the opportunity to hunt for

Easter eggs as well as participate in crafts." Homemade refreshments will include hot cross buns with cheese and Easter cookies. Parents and grandparents accompanying the children will be able to visit the station's white elephant gift shop, stocked with an assortment of spring merchandise and one-of-a-kind treasures.

"In addition to being open during the Easter egg hunt, the gift shop will be open March 22 and 29 from 10 to 4," said Carroll. Located at 44 Street and 47 Avenue, the Camrose Railway Station and Park is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of early prairie and rail history.

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Rae Spoon feeds fans with new music By Murray Green

Rae Spoon will be bringing a transgendered indie electronic style of music to Scalliwags Pub and Rum Bar through the Rose City Roots Society. The Montreal based, born in Calgary artist started singing in church, played country music, followed by folk music and then moved into a popular version of pop electronics to find a home. Rae will be performing on March 1. "The first set of my show will have a folk sound and the second half will be electronic with my computer, and guitar," said Rae. "I use programmed drum beats instead of a drummer." I Can’t Keep All Of Our Secrets is Rae’s sixth fulllength release. Combining pop with electronic sounds about the complexity of grief, the CD focuses on a particular experience of loss. Rae wrote the album in the wake of a friend’s sudden death. With palpable emotion, the songs map the topography of loss and of attachment that extends beyond death. "I really like a new song called "Crash Landing" and an older song entitled "Bring the Forest Down" that people seem to like," added Rae. "I always like to play material from my newest album." The new electronic album marks a progress in a journey towards electronic music. "I started singing at church when I was 12 years old," said Rae. Using heavily programmed production, analog synths and distorted electric guitars, Rae has moved beyond experimenting to establishing a new style. Rae has toured extensively over the past 10 years in Canada as well as internationally. Through touring, Rae has managed to build a strong grassroots following.

The staff at H&R Block in Camrose raised $729.79 for the Camrose NeighborAid program by contributing money into a pot for Casual Fridays. Watching as H&R Block franchisee Janice Zimmerman (centre, left) presented a cheque for that amount to NeighborAid program director Jo-Anne Tweed were: (left to right, front) Skyler Prevost, Sandy Mascaluk, Sharon Morrison, Sheila Dawson, Allise Paradis, Pat Stachniak, (back, left to right) Anne McHugh, Margaret Nordin, Kathy Stables, Bob Pavalis, Allan Zimmerman and Janice Shott.

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It's a brand new rodeo season and the action starts at the Camrose Spring Classic Pro Rodeo from March 16 to 18. "The cowboys have been off for awhile, so they are rested, healed and just itching to compete again," said rodeo chair Ken Hildebrandt. "You are going to see a whole new look this year. Last year, we put in new lighting. This year, we have all new bucking and timing chutes and the bright green colour will give us a whole new look." The local rodeo continues to rise in popularity with top competitors because it's the first big event of the new season and the community has been able to offer an added purse through sponsorship. "It makes a huge difference for contestants because now they really want to participate in Camrose," said Ken. "We are bringing in high calibre stock through the Outlawbuckers Rodeo Corporation again this year." The Camrose Regional Exhibition will be holding three performance times. On Friday and Saturday the action begins at 7 p.m. and on Sunday the action begins at 2 p.m. "Announcer Les McIntyre will be back, but we will have a new show for the break. We are going to have a wild pony race for the young cowboys and cowgirls to participate in. That will be entertaining." Some shows are sold out. "We advise people to purchase their tickets early because

we anticipate some sell-outs," warned Ken. "We sold out on Saturday last year, so buy tickets ahead of time. Ticket sales have been going steady so far." The regular main events such as saddle bronc, bareback riding, calf tie-down roping, steer wrestling, boys' steer riding, ladies' barrel racing, team roping and bull riding will return to thrill the crowd. "The huge scoreboard will be running, so people can watch replays of the action," said Ken. Not all of the cowboys make the three performances. "We run slack on Friday at 11 a.m. because we can't fit everybody in three performances. Sometimes contestants can be in more than one event," added Ken. "Anyone can come in and watch the slack show at no charge." Since each performance has different contestants, all shows will have high quality competitors. "It doesn't matter which day you go, you will see new contestants." Ken thinks that makes it attractive to go to all three performances. Not all of the fun will be in the centre of the ring. "We have a dance planned for Saturday night. The band Domino from the Stettler area is back by popular demand. The doors open at 9:30 p.m. "A rodeo ticket is free entrance into the dance. However, you can just purchase a dance ticket for $5," added Ken. Tickets are available at the CRE office, by calling 780-6723640 or toll free at 1-800-2968112.


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City lost money on safety inspections in 2011 By Dan Jensen

The City of Camrose lost approximately $178,000 on building, electrical, plumbing, gas and private sewage inspections in 2011. A report presented to Camrose City council Feb. 13 showed that the department responsible for conducting inspections in Camrose, Camrose County and County villages (excluding Bashaw) took in $303,020 in revenues but spent $481,540. City of Camrose engineering services acting general manager Jeremy Enarson told council the loss was a symptom of the low building activity for the year. "It is attributed to the number of inspections that were required." The total value of construction in the City of Camrose and Camrose County dipped to $49,045,000 in 2011, down from $79,538,000 in 2010 and

$129,738,000 in 2007. The total value of construction in the city in 2011 was $30,274,000, compared to $18,771,000 in the county. The number of permits issued in all categories in 2011 was 1,338, with 708 of those in the city and 630 in the county. "Despite the fact that the permit activity in the city is not substantially greater than that activity for the county and villages, the value of construction activity in the city is generally much higher than in the non city areas," said Enarson. "This is largely due to industrial, commercial and institutional construction, which generally occurs more often in the urban areas. Inspection activity in the non city areas has largely been due to residential construction, with a lesser amount of industrial, commercial or institutional development as well. "It is recognized that revenue

generated from non city inspections does help to supplement overall revenues to the work unit, especially in years of lower permit activity." In the years where total revenues are greater than total expenses for the department, the surpluses appear to be mostly due to substantial construction activity in the city. The City of Camrose issued 13 building permits having a total value of $1,199,645 in January of 2012. The total value of building permits issued in January of 2011 was $3,517,531. Engine retarder brakes

The City of Camrose won't be softening the wording on its signs prohibiting the use of engine retarder brakes. Engineering services acting general manager Jeremy Enarson told City council last week that the strong wording on

the current signs is required to ensure that the bylaw is enforceable by police. "Any rewording of the existing signs would need to ensure that the City can still enforce the traffic bylaw, which states that no person shall operate engine retarder brakes within the City limits." City administration estimates that the cost to replace or modify existing engine retarder brakes signage in the city would be approximately $20,000, which would be more than half of the City's traffic control materials for the year. Councillor Gerry Galenza had asked at council's Jan. 23 meeting whether the signs telling truckers that the use of engine retarder brakes are prohibited could be worded to make them more friendly. "The word prohibited seems to grind them a little bit.

"The trucking industry is very valuable to use these days." The City of Camrose will also staying put for now with the same speed limits on the Camrose Drive. "A common frustration that has been expressed to City administration from the transportation industry is that Highway 13A is becoming less and less of true bypass route to the City," said Enarson. "Further speed reductions on Camrose Drive will reduce the benefits of this roadway as a by-pass route, which could lead to additional truck traffic being routed through the city along 48 Avenue. Mayor Marshall Chalmers had questioned whether City administration could look into the speed limit on the ring road, which increases from 60 to 80 km per hour for east bound traffic just before the 50 Street intersection.

BRCF supports Camrose Family Literacy program The Battle River Community Foundation has granted $750 to Camrose Family Literacy to purchase books for its programs. The grant was funded by generous donors Lee and Gene Penman, Bonnie Hutchinson, as well as the Stolee Literacy Fund and the Battle River Community Foundation's Community Fund. Camrose Family Literacy, for the City and County of Camrose, offers a wide range of programs to enhance the acquisition of early literacy skills of children age 0 to 6 by teaching techniques to parents and caregivers. Most programs take place in Camrose. Individual and agency programs available to parents and caregivers of infants and children under the age of six include: Building Blocks – a onehour, in-home visitation that teaches rhymes, songs and games over eight to 10 visits using objects in the home and uses new ideas and strategies to help the child's development and early learning. Literacy and Parenting Skills – a two-hour, eight-week literacy and parenting skills course that explores effective communication, anger and conflict management, ages and stages, positive discipline and early learning strategies.

Battle River Community Foundation director David Ofrim presents a cheque for $750 to Camrose Family Literacy program coordinator Lynne Hartwick.

Rhymes in the Pool – six to 12 weeks of rhyming, songs and fun with your child in the pool. The child receives lami-

nated copies of songs to use in the bathtub at home. Story Sacks – child's book is the base of games and activities

in a bag that can be used by the family to promote reading. Books Under the Tree – new children's books are collected in

the community for distribution in the Camrose Christmas hampers each year. Read to Me Bags – a bag containing a board book, information on early learning and community programs is distributed at the four-month Well Baby Visit at Camrose Public Health. Pre-natal presentations – board books and information on early learning and literacy for new parents at pre-natal classes through Camrose Public Health. The Battle River Community Foundation exists to support programs in East Central Alberta, such as Camrose Family Literacy, which benefit communities and have a positive impact on the future. Contributions to the Battle River Community Foundation are permanently invested in endowment funds, currently valued in excess of $6.2 million. The principal remains untouched and the income is made available annually to support local programs such as these offered by Camrose Family Literacy. Some grant funding is also made available by generous donors who make flow-through gifts to Battle River Community Foundation. Since it was founded in 1995, Battle River Community Foundation has granted over $1.4 million to worthwhile projects throughout the Battle River area.

City council questions whether it has role in land development By Dan Jensen

Should the City of Camrose be involved in the business of developing land? That's a question that was raised at council's Feb. 21 committee of the whole meeting following a report by economic development officer Ray Telford on the current state of industrial lots and buildings available for purchase or rent. Councillor Brandon Blatz suggested the City of Camrose is involved in land development not because of economic development reasons but because of the additional tax revenue it receives when it sells property. "I can appreciate there are many business minded people

here with much experience, and maybe there is profit to be made, but that is not our job. "We are back at the philosophical question of what business the City should be in. "Are we in the business of doing business or are we in the business of running a government?" Blatz noted that there are a large number of lots in the Mohler subdivision for which the City does not have any plans. "I would just like to know what our initial investment was in the property, in servicing the land, and where we are at now in terms of community benefit."

Telford said by making land available to businesses the City of Camrose is creating opportunities for economic development. "The developers are quite happy that the City would do this." Telford feels that economic development would be slower if the land was left with private developers. "If I had the land the priority would be to make money for myself," he said, "not to get the economy going." Blatz noted that if municipal involvement was the best way to develop land there would be more municipalities doing it than there are.

"I asked Mr. Twomey (former City of Camrose economic development officer) how many other municipalities do this and the answer was not many." Blatz said there are no developers that are going to want to come into Camrose after the City has been involved in business for so long. Councillor John Howard said council took a step away from economic development and towards real estate retail sales a couple of years ago when it removed the stipulation that buyers build on the property within a certain number of years after purchase. "We said to these folks you buy this land and in two years

you need to do something. Now we are saying you buy it and hold it and someday when it is more valuable you can sell it. I think that decision changed the nature of the business that we are in. If we are going to be in the business and we are doing it to increase economic development then we need to make sure that whoever buys the lot is going to actually build something on it that is going to produce jobs and develop taxes, and not hold it as an investment." Howard expressed concern about what would happen to the engineering department if the City removed itself entirely from the business of developing land.

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4870-51 Street, Camrose • Phone 780-672-4495 • 1-800-809-8040 After Hours: Frank Hoehn, 780-608-7402; Steve Frost, 780-679-6550; Graham Wideman, 780-679-8384; Matt Banack, 780-608-9733; Matthew Mayer, 780-781-7088; Lyndsey Delwo, 780-678-6117; Darrell Rosland, 780-679-2170; Lorne Broen, 780-679-7797. After Hr. Pager: 780-608-1078.

OPEN HOUSES Thur., March 1, 2-4 p.m. 2709-56 Street EXCEPTIONAL C U S T O M 5-BDR M. WALKOUT ... in the beautiful Valleyview subdivision. With unique character throughout, this home must be seen. Maple and iron railings, lovely Tigerwood hardwood flooring, striking light fixtures, gorgeous white hand painted maple cabinets, granite countertops, stunning bright LR w/magnificent bay windows and decorative window finishings, large master w/5-pce. en suite and walk-in closet, wainscoting in upper two rooms. Fin. bsmt. with wet bar. Huge 158’ deep landscaped yard c/w great deck, lovely view, rear access to valley walking trails and, most important, peace and quiet. Call today for your personal showing! Asking $569,900 CA321700

INVESTMENTS/BUSINESSES SEDGEWICK – EXC. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY ... 77.59 acres, corner location, fronting onto Hwys 13, 869. Phone for more details. CA298363 DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS EXCELLENT O P P O RTU N IT Y TO BUY THIS ... multi-use main floor presently used for retail and electronic repairs with overhead door. Upper level rented to a long term tenant. Very clean, wellmaintained. New roof 2005. New price, only ask $214,500 CA309676

Thur., March 1, 3-5 p.m. 3907-67 Street Crescent

GREAT OFFICE SPACE – GREAT LOCATION ... close to post office. Phone for more info. CA317234

A MUST SEE – VERY SPACIOUS – GREAT FAMILY HOME – IMMACULATE – LOCATION ... Numerous upgrades incl. impressive newer hardwood. Attractive floor plan, “L” living/dining, lge. family kitchen, family rm., FP, garden doors to patio. MF laundry, office. 5 bdrm., 3 baths. Dev. bsmt. Dad will love the 26’x30’ htd. garage. Super size lot w/garden. Asking $344,200 CA321596

THREE BUSINESS VENTURES IN ONE PACKAGE – OHATON ... Former Auto Shoppe location, 3970 sq. ft. shop w/sep. work bays, 12’x14’ and 12’x12’ OH doors, exhaust fan, new furnace, 220 plugs plus 39’x99’ outdoor compound. 3244 sq. ft. of 10 mini-storage bays w/7’x8’ OH doors – great to bring in rental income. Also features 1048 sq. ft., 4-bdrm. home w/many recent upgrades. Exc. opportunity to set up your business, use the storage or bring in rental income and have a place to call home! Asking $395,000 CA316235

CAMROSE HOMES OVER $300,000 1727 SQ. FT. 2-STOREY ... fully finished 4-bdrm. home located in Southwest Meadows! Front covered deck, lovely staircase leading upstairs, large master, workable kitchen w/maple cabinets, corner pantry. Gas FP, A/C, oversized garage, great back yard w/large deck to entertain. Asking $399,900 CA317555 C U S T O M B U I L T BI-LEVEL A C R O S S FROM PARK, CENTURY MEADOWS! ... bright open floor plan w/gorgeous open staircase, vaulted ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, arches, columns. Superb kitchen, granite countertops, lovely LR, amazing master bdrm., spacious laundry. Awesome millennium deck, 22’x24’ garage and more. You’ll love it! Only $389,900 CA312712 BEAUTIFUL 1900 SQ. FT. T W O - STO R E Y ... featuring ICF block bsmt., Hardi Plank siding, on-demand hot water, infloor heat in bsmt. and more! Gas FP, hardwood/tile floors and granite countertops throughout! Bonus room above garage, 22x’24’ garage with floor drain and roughed-in heat. Sure to impress! Asking $370,000 CA320581 BEAUTI FU L 1520 SQ. FT. FAMILY BUNGALOW, CUL-DE-SAC L O C AT I O N ... features bright open floor plan w/vaulted ceilings, display ledges, bright windows, beautiful hardwood and cork flooring. Impressive country kitchen, lots of cabinetry, lovely dinette. Spacious LR, superb master, MF laundry, huge family/media/games room. Great yard, underground sprinklers, private deck, 22’x24’ garage and more! A must see! CA319926 Asking $419,500


Sat., March 3, 2-4 p.m. 6804-40 Avenue Close “Feature Home of the Week, see p. 23!” CUTE CLEAN AFFORDABLE HOME IN SOUTHWEST MEADOWS ... close to west end shopping! Great ext. presentation w/front covered deck, large LR, spacious kitchen/DR c/w white cabinets. Master bdrm. c/w his and hers closets, 4-pce. bath. All situated on large pie-shaped lot! Appl. incl. CA321354 Asking $245,000

Sat., March 3, 2-4 p.m. 5617-50 Avenue I’M A REAL JEWEL – D E F I N ITE LY A MUST SEE ... very impressive, bright, upgraded and very attractively color coordinated cozy bungalow. Very nicely fin. bsmt. Lovely lge. covered patio. Incl. 6 appl. Super newer 2-car insul. garage. Fenced yard. Immed. poss. Try an offer. CA322209 Asking $199,900

EXC E PTIONAL B U S I N E S S OPPORTUNITY – R EC R EATI O NAL/ R E S O R T PROPERTY! ... Wow! An impressive 45.52 UCTION! acre parcel w/ H UG E RED beautiful, peaceful country setting. Facilities incl. Rosebush Craft & Tea House, Heritage Home B&B, 9 hole pitch and putt golf course, main residence, RV camping sites, dandy 30’x43’ htd. workshop, 32’x48’ shed, 40’x70’ quonset. Exc. site plan, beautiful landscaped setting. You’ll want to explore this exciting opportunity! You have to see it! Now only $589,000 CA315880


BASHAW – BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED 1560 SQ. FT. ... 4 bdrm. 4-level split. Hardwood floors, open concept, 26’x40’ gar., tons of storage. Within 10 min. to beach at Buffalo Lake. Half hour to Camrose, Ponoka or Stettler. Now asking $289,500 CA319869


EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR DEVELOPMENT ON MAIN STREET CAMROSE ... vacant 25’x120’ lot zoned C1. Future development will have to follow City of Camrose Downtown Action Plan. Asking $75,000 CA315054

NEW NORWAY ... This 3-bdrm. mobile home built in 2002 could be yours. Master bdrm. c/w 4-pce. en suite, laminate flooring in LR, good size kitchen. Attractive, clean yard c/w gravelled sitting area, firepit and sheds. Ask $94,900 CA318812


ENJOY THE PEACE AND QUIET ... of this 1239 sq. ft. home nestled 1/2 mile down a dead end road w/160 acres of land. 4 bdrm., large master, stone facing, wood FP. Hardwood floors, bright DR w/ garden doors that lead to south-facing 2-tiered deck. 48’x96’ steel storage shed, 30’x50’ shelter, two grain bins, other outbuildings. Too much to note. Call today! Asking $460,000 CA319891

GREAT HOBBY FARM, WITH A PRIVATE SETTING! ... 160 acres only 10 min. from Camrose and 3/4 mile from pvmt. Superb yardsite w/good bldg., great for equip., trucks, animals. Spacious 1980 sq. ft. character home, 24’x48’ garage/ hobby shop, 28’x32’ barn w/loft, 60’x60’ quonset, 16’x39’ cattle shelter, granaries, storage bldg. and more. A private getaway w/lots of potential! Call now to view. Asking $489,700 CA318581 138.9 ACRES – ON PAVEMENT ... frontage on both Hwy 26 and Hwy 854 intersection. Grazing quarter fenced andUcross CE D!fenced. Hwy access for REDonly yard site. Now $129,900 CA299159

RESIDENTIAL LOTS FOUR INDIVIDUALLY TITLED AND SERVICED TOWNHOUSE LOTS OVERLOOKING PARK! ... It’s a great location for your next project. Call now for all the details! Asking $215,000 CA298468 MULTI-FAMILY LOT NOW AVAILABLE We offer one 2.5 acre parcel CA298482

HEISLER ... picturesque location in a friendly town close to conveniences. Bungalow, 4 bdrm., 3 baths. Garage and more! CA316500 Now asking $160,000

NEW NORWAY – SPACIOUS, NEAT, BRIGHT, AFFORDABLE ... 1300 sq. ft. 4-bdrm. fin. up and down. Upgrades incl. alder cupboards, laminate flooring, main bath redone, new hi-E furnace. Fenced yard, 2-car garage. Great place to raise a family. Close to playground, school. Be sure to view! Now asking $189,500 CA308146

BAWLF ~ 3-BDRM. MOBILE ON 1-1/2 LOTS ... Be satisfied in a budget conscious home. Many upgrades, appliances included. Fenced. CA319726 Only asking $75,900

RESIDENTIAL LOTS Phase III Southwest Meadows Walk-outs, Park Side, Alley Access Locations 75 Residential Lots From…$74,690 12 Townhouse Lots – Walk-out, Park Side Call now for details!

Beautiful Valleyview Bungalows by Battle River Homes! HOME FEATURES:

1585 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms 24’x26’ garage Asking $424,162 CA315253

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Covered front veranda 9’ and coffered ceilings Hardwood flooring Cozy fireplace Lovely maple cabinets Granite Large island and pantry Superb main floor laundry In’floor basement heating Covered deck FINISHED WITH ELEGANCE!

1678 sq. ft. 2 storey, 3 bedrooms 22’x24’ garage Asking $349,162 CA318660

IMMACULATE – VERY IMPRESSIVE – QUIET CRESCENT – PRIVATE YARD ... 1736 sq. ft. bungalow plus fin. lower level. Lge. foyer, sunken LR, lge. formal DR (hardwood), lge. family kitchen overlooking family room (hardwood), FP. MF laundry. 5 lge. bdrm., 3 baths. Lge. covered deck. Lge. private treed, fenced yard. RV parking. Oversized garage. Immediate possession. CA319712 Now asking $354,900 EXCEPTIONAL BUNGALOW – CLOSE TO PARKS AND REDUCE D! SCHOOLS! ... Exc. kitchen w/beautiful oak cabinetry, spacious dinette w/garden door to covered deck, lovely LR w/cozy FP and MF laundry. Exc. bsmt. dev. w/large family room, media/games room. Great treed yard, covered deck, RV option and attached 23’x24’ htd. garage. It’s all done. Just move in! CA318701 Now asking $372,900 B EAUTI F U L F A M I LY M U LT I L E V E L , DESIRED CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION ... Huge yard close to schools. Spacious, open design with beautiful hardwood staircase, hardwood flooring, wainscoting, feature walls. Awesome kitchen, spacious LR, large DR, huge family/games room, large rec room and MF laundry. Huge tiered deck, hot tub, private courtyard, 22’x24’ htd. garage. A must see! Asking $347,900 CA318543 BRAND NEW 1504 SQ. FT. TWO-STOREY ... by Zetsen Master Builders. Close to parks, trails, this home features 3 SIMILAR TO PICTURE bdrm., MF laundry, vaulted ceiling in master bdrm. plus 5-pce. en suite that is sure to impress! Asking $354,900 CA320245 OPEN CONCEPT TWO-STOREY IN VALLEYVIEW ... Hardwood and tile flooring throughout the MF. Laundry upstairs. Bright, open MF w/large windows, custom window coverings, SS appl., pantry, raised eating bar, spacious design. Master bdrm. w/ walk-in closet, 4-pce. en suite w/separate soaker tub, shower, in-floor heating. 22’x24’ garage, RV parking, fenced yard. Solid choice in great area! Asking $318,500 CA321258 NEW FLOOR PLAN FROM Z E T S E N M A S T E R BUILDERS ... 1531 sq. ft., 3-bdrm. twostorey. 20’x24’ garage, spacious MF layout w/ great kitchen features, upstairs laundry and more. Asking $354,900 CA320247 EXC E PTIONAL B I-LEVE L – C LOSE TO PARKS, PLAYGROUND! ... Spacious 1412 sq. ft. home w/vaulted ceilings, display ledges, niches. Lovely LR, superb kitchen, extra bright dinette, MF laundry, exc. bsmt. w/huge family/games room. Maintenance free fencing, RV parking, paved alley, great location! CA322134 Asking $372,500 BEAUTIFUL B U N G A L O W, C U L- D E - S AC L O C AT I O N , CLOSE TO JACK STUART SCHOOL ... featuring impressive floor plan, hardwood flooring, coffered ceilings, arches, columns, display niches, accent lighting. Lovely kitchen w/eating bar, beautiful dinette, LR, jetted tub, 5 bdrm., huge family/media/games area. Nicely landscaped, htd. garage and more! A must see! Asking $339,900 CA322229

EXCEPTIONAL 2006 SQ. FT. TWOSTOREY ... Triple garage, walkoutbsmt., backs onto park. Functional family floor plan, MF laundry, bonus room upstairs, 4-pce. en suite w/ soaker tub. Asking $419,900 CA320246 I M PR ESSIVE M U LT I - L E V E L FLOOR PLAN ... w/walk-out bsmt. and backing onto a park in Creekview. Open concept floor plan showcasing vaulted ceilings, big, bright windows, 4-pce. master en suite, partially fin. bsmt. for added enjoyment. Asking $384,900 CA320241


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LA VISTA VILLAS’ 45+ ADULT COMMUNITY ... Bright open plan w/vaulted ceiling, spacious kitchen w/generous oak cabinetry, large master bdrm. w/3-pce. en suite. Gorgeous sunroom overlooking green space. MF laundry. 20’x24’ htd. garage w/ hot/cold taps and floor drain. Fin. bsmt. Shingles two years old. Popular adult community – don’t miss out! Asking $329,000 CA320594 ANOTHER POPULAR MULTI-LEVEL FLOOR PLAN FROM ZETSEN ... Large windows throughout, beautiful kitchen, vaulted ceilG! great master c/w IN ings, ST N EW LI 4-pce. en suite, heated floor. Rear covered deck, double attached garage, exposed aggregate driveway. Call now for your private showing! Asking $344,900 CA322240 W O W ! IMPRESSIVE BI-LEVEL AND EXC E PTIONAL YARD ... Exceptional presentation featurE! IC PR ing beautiful hardN EW wood flooring and staircase, display ledges, vaulted ceilings and loft. Exc. kitchen, cabinetry, cozy gas FP, huge master, superb en suite, MF laundry. Exc. bsmt. w/family room, games room. Beautiful private yard, UG sprinklers, superb workshop, hot tub, RV parking pad, lots more! A must see! Asking $399,000 CA321015 W O W ! BEAUTI FU L VALLEYVIEW BUNGALOW, CLOSE TO PARKS AND TRAILS! ... Quality and custom built with beautiful open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, alcoves, columns and display ledges! Exceptional kitchen, granite, huge island, NU-Heat tiling, soothing air tub, cozy 3-sided FP, MF laundry. Irrigation system, RV option, vinyl fencing, triple panes and more! You’ll love it! CA320143 Only $399,900

VERY IMPRESSIVE, IMPERIAL VILLAS ... enjoy the worry-free condominium lifestyle, and the new lower prices. You’ll be proud to call this home in a great central location. Be sure to view so you can appreciate the quality and details. Built energy efficient. Price incl. $3500 appl. allow. CA315312 New lower prices starting at $224,900 incl. GST

GREAT OPPORTUNITY – STARTER HOME OR INVESTMENT ... needs some repair and maintenance. Spacious bi-level home in mature area w/private treed yard, 26’x26’ garage. Two FP, 5 bdrm., 3 baths. Walkout access from bsmt. Large deck, fenced, alley access, good location. Call now to view! Now asking $219,900 CA319943



IMPERIAL VILLAS CONDOMINIUM … Superb central location; worry free lifestyle; open spacious design; 9’ ceilings; quality construction; built energy efficient; price includes $3500 appliance allowance. Immed. possession. CA289045 Prices starting at $224,900 AF F O R DAB LE 3-BEDROOM – CRESCENT LOCATION – P L AYG RO U N D ... 1240 sq. ft. duplex w/open MF. Lots of cupboards, island, extra bath. Patio doors to deck. Large master bdrm. Lots of closet space. 5 appl. incl. Attached garage. Try an offer! Ask $218,500 CA321339



IDEAL STARTER HOME ... 1125 sq. ft. 3-bdrm. bungalow. Spacious kitchen and dining area. Large LR, bsmt. has 2 bdrm., rumpus room, storage and 3-pce. bath. Incl. 6 appliances. Deck off DR. 2-car garage, 24’x24’ htd. Close to schools, green space. Now asking $219,000 CA320041



COZY BUNGALOW, CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION ... great senior or starter property! Features easy access front and rear entries w/home all on one level. Spacious country kitchen, LR, 2 bdrm., bathroom, MF laundry. Private treed yard w/deck, shrubs, flower beds, sheds, 12’x24’ garage, HE furnace. You’ll want to view this one! CA319692 Now asking $165,900

N EW PRIC E! GOOD STARTER HOME OR INVESTMENT ... Zoned R3 with a great location, close to Rosehaven, hospital and Mirror Lake. Features 2-bdrm. bungalow w/upgraded windows, siding, soffits, furnace. Easy walk to parks, walking trails, work. Mature treed yard, older single garage. Requires some repair, maintenance. CA319950 Now asking $165,900


WELL-KEPT HALF DUPLEX IN STONEY CREEK MEADOWS ADULT COMMUNITY ... extended deck w/beautiful views backing onto the Creek. Double attached garage, spacious rooms, MF laundry, oak cabinets, central vac, gas FP, fin. bsmt. No condo fees! A quiet location perfect for retirees. Now asking $279,900 CA316945

GREAT STARTER HOME OR REVENUE PROPERTY ... located in the University area. Lots of upgrades. Good bungalow with 2 bdrm. up. Mother-in-law suite in bsmt. Nice big lot with 20’x30’ garage, workshop in back. Be sure to view this one! Asking $221,900 CA320500 CHARMING CHARACTER HOME ... close to schools and Mirror Lake walkG! ing paths. IN ST LI N EW Archways, built-ins, large living spaces. MF master bdrm., 2 bdrm. upstairs. Bsmt. developed but needs some work. Oversized lot 80’x130’. 24’x26’ detached garage with gas line. Huge yard! Asking $207,500 CA321877 CENTRAL L O C AT I O N ... 2-bdrm. bungalow on large lot. Starter home or investment propREDUCE D! erty. Vinyl siding, metal roof, 2-car garage. CA320449 Now asking $122,000


IMPRESSIVE ELEGANCE ... a gracious foyer welcomes you to this prestigious 3215 sq. ft., 2-storey. Awesome floor plan. Recent upgrades are stunning. Located in quiet crescent. Must definitely be seen to be appreciated! You won’t want to leave. Phone for an appt. to view. CA316841 Now asking $699,000 1905 SQ. FT. IN VA L L E YVIEW! ... Kitchen s h o wc a s e s E! maple cabiG REAT VALU nets, corner pantry, island sink and lrg. dining space w/big bright windows. Spacious bonus room above gar. w/many possibilities. Other features incl. gas FP, vinyl fencing, two stamped concrete patios, cov. deck, balcony off master bdrm. RV parking, 24’x26’ htd. gar. CA315795 REDUCED PRICE…now asking $373,000! P O P U L A R SIMILAR TO ZETSEN MULTIPICTURE LEVEL ... w/ walk-out bsmt. Spacious floor plan w/ vaulted ceilings, large entryway, FP, hardwood/tile flooring, MF master bdrm. granite countertops, much more. Asking $384,900 CA320242 AWESOME 1431 SQ. FT. MULTILEVEL CLOSE TO PARK AND WALKING TRAILS G!... Great bright N EW LI STIN kitchen c/w corner pantry, plenty of counter space. Vaulted ceilings, big bright windows, open staircase that leads to master w/cove ceiling, 4-pce. en suite. Bsmt. family room also finished for added enjoyment. Don’t miss out, call today! Asking $369,900 CA322241 EXCEPTIONAL HOME – PARK SETTING ... impressive custom built home w/great location, awesome yard. Upgrades galore! Exceptional kitchen inviting dinette, attractive LR. Superb family room w/ garden doors to covered courtyard. 24’x24’ garage and a lot more! A must see! CA319196 Asking $349,900 EXCITING NEW 1547 SQ. FT. M U LT I - L E V E L LOCATED IN CREEKVIEW SU BDIVISION G! N EW LI STIN ... 3-bdrm. open concept home is stunning to the eye and extremely functional. Bright kitchen w/centre island, corner pantry, vaulted ceilings, gas FP, MF laundry, 5-pce. en suite plus much more! CA322233 Asking $364,900



VERY NICE CONDO UNIT ... with an emphasis on Adult Living. Close to downtown and Mirror Lake walking paths. Bungalow style, no stairs! MF laundry, spacious master bdrm. and LR. Parking pad right outside your door. Extra storage inside and out. *Insurance to replace roof, fascia and soffits when able. Condo fees $50/month. See it today! Asking $186,500 CA321966


SOLID BI-LEVEL WITH MUCH TO OFFER! ... New flooring upstairs, open kitchen/dining. Double garage, RV capabilities, mature trees, enclosed deck. Clean, well taken of and ready for you. Quick possession available! Most furniture negotiable too! Asking $226,000 CA319724


SUBSTANTIALLY RENOVATED BUNGALOW ... w/upgrades that include NEW shingles, siding, windows upstairs, flooring, kitchen/bathroom, plumbing, furnace, garage door and more! 22’x24’ garage w/RV potential. Great investment, starter or retirement home. CA321125 Asking $228,000

GREAT BUNGALOW IN A QUIET CRESCENT LOCATION ... close to schools and rec centre. Lots of upgrades. Beautiful big back yard with all new fence, large patio area. Be sure to view this one! It won’t last long! Asking $239,000 CA322174

CLOSE TO PARKS AND WALKING TRAILS! ... Cozy bungalow w/convenient west central location. Featuring upgraded flooring, hardwood floors in bdrm. Country kitchen, 3 bdrm., dev. bsmt. w/ large family/games rm. Mature treed yard, 14’x24’ garage. New HE furnace. Great starter or investment property. Come take a look! CA318284 Asking $168,900


PERFECT HOME FOR ANY FAMILY ... excellent, quiet crescent location! This 4-bdrm. bi-level comes complete with good size LR, u-shape kitchen, 2 baths, fully finished bsmt. w/wood stove. Large deck, fruit trees, 24’x24’ garage. CA320014 Asking $225,000

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16.48 ACRES ... 5 km east of Holden just off Hwy.14. Peaceful setting, great spot to build. Water line, gas line run through property. Now asking $120,000 CA293010 ACREAGE ONLY 1/2 MI. FROM PAVE M E NT, 7 MI. FROM N EW PRIC E! CAMROSE ... requires completion. 2.99 acres w/next-to-new home w/large triple garage. 1602 sq. ft. 2-storey featuring open staircase, 9’ ceilings, display ledges, bright open plan. Country kitchen, vaulted ceilings in spacious dinette, cozy gas FP. Huge MF laundry, great en suite. Attached 28’x36’ garage requires completion. If you’re handy or looking for a project, you’ll want to view this property! Now asking $300,000 CA320895

PRIVATE TREED ACREAGE, THE PERFECT GETAWAY! ... Very secluded setting w/6.8 acres that offers a restful country lifestyle. Features 1160 sq. ft. 3-bdrm. mobile w/vaulted ceilings, lovely country kitchen, lots of cabinetry. Superb carousel dinette, spacious master, superb en suite. New shingles, siding. Small hobby shop, pole shed, storage sheds. Private getaway w/lots of potential. Call now to view! CA320948 Asking $229,900

WOW! BEAUTIFUL WALKOUT BUNGALOW – SUPERB ACREAGE SETTING! ... You’ll love it! Close to Camrose, by pavement. Beautiful open plan features vaulted 9’ ceilings, exceptional windows, hardwood flooring, superb kitchen, amazing dinette area, superb en suite. Excellent walkout bsmt., heated garage. 28’x36’ heated workshop and more! Great views! A must see! CA321714 Asking $519,000

WOW! WALKOUT ACREAGE LOT – SUPERB VIEW! ... 1.57 acres only 5 miles west of Camrose, 1/2 mile off pavement. Overlooking peaceful, relaxing countryside, proposed golf course. It’s the perfect setting to build your dream home. Call now! Asking $119,000 CA321717

The CAMROSE BOOSTER February 28, 2012


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GREAT POTENTIAL WITH THIS 3-BEDROOM STARTER HOME – $15,000 REDUCTION! ... in quiet location on oversized 60’ x 150’ lot. Upstairs has new kitchen, updated 4 piece bath, ceramic tile and recently painted, upgraded windows. Asking $169,500. For more details, call Cory. (R1365)




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SPLENDID TWO-STOREY HALF DUPLEX LOCATED IN VALLEYWIEW... This tastefully decorated home, built in 2007, has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a nice sized dining area, oak cabinets in the kitchen with easy access to the dura deck with regal railings and the single car garage with extra wide parking area at the rear. Well maintained, this could be the great start you desire and would appeal to singles, families and empty nesters! Listed at $269,000. Call Trevor for services today! (R1374)

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GREAT LOCATION... You will love this one. This home has been very well looked after and has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, with sunroom off dining area. Basement is fully finished with underfloor heat, 2 bedrooms and 4 piece bath plus large rec roon and utility room. Yard is tastefully landscaped with large storage shed and all fenced. Double heated garage with 220 wiring. Call Rick for details. Price $389,000 (R1362)

GREAT, AFFORDABLE... 3 bedroom, 2 bath family home with mother-in-law suite in quiet area of the city close to schools and shopping. Includes appliances. Priced at $168,700. Call Trudi for details. (R1375)

QUIET LOCATION... Well maintained 5-bdrm. home close to schools and parks. Has had some upgrades including windows on main level and some flooring in bsmt. New shingles 2008. Property is on large lot with large double heated and insulated garage, RV parking. Call Rick for details. Priced at $254,900. (R1372)

“VALLEYVIEW BEAUTY” If you want a quality built home, then look no further. This home has been built to above standard construction in and out. Features over 2500 sq.ft.per floor with attention to detail in finishing. This 4-bedroom, 4-bath home has infloor heating throughout. Large chef quality kitchen, 2-fireplaces and three-car heated garage. Too many features to mention so call Rick for details. Price: $995,000. (R1373)





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GREAT STARTER OPPORTUNITY 3-BDRM. HALF DUPLEX... New paint and flooring, central location, fenced. For more details, call Dale. Asking $149,500. (R1368)

GOOD LOCATION... Close to schools, downtown and west end shopping. Home has private setting on large lot w/lots of trees and unique backyard firepit. This 3-bdrm. home also has 2 gas FP plus 16’x10’ sunroom that serves as entrance to home. Single heated garage and paved driveway. Call Rick for details. Priced at $234,900. (R1369)

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Depending on where you live and to where you move, downsizing to a smaller home or a condominium may generate a sizable capital gain. Under current income tax rules, a gain earned on your residence will likely be exempt from tax provided you have not claimed such an exemption on another property you have owned over the same time frame. The additional funds can represent an important asset that you can invest and draw on for many years. During your retirement, you may want to give a family member a gift of cash or property rather than leaving it to them in your Will. This gives you the pleasure of seeing the impact of your gift and how it helps them during your lifetime. For many retired Canadians, health becomes a greater priority at this time of life. Many expenses, such as drugs and physiotherapy, may not be fully covered by provincial health care. As your health care costs rise, you will need to adjust your income to meet them. It’s also important to consider the possibility of long-term care for you or your spouse. Many seniors need some kind of assisted living at some point, ranging from help with household duties to full-time residential care.

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LOTS TO OFFER... This well built 3-bedroom bungalow is located in a downtown area, close to two schools, recently painted, developed basement with rec room, wood stove, bedroom and bath, covered patio, greenhouse, 22’ x 24’ garage. Must be viewed. Asking $219,000. Call Dale for details. (R1330)

CONSIDER THIS OPPORTUNITY!... This project is now underway and time is of the essence. Palladio Homes Ltd. offers to have this 1278 sq/ft bungalow plan with back attached garage specially finished with your personal choice in interior selections! Address: 7002 49 A Avenue. Listed at $319,900. Call Trevor today! (R1327)

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TILLICUM BEACH... 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room c/w fireplace, 2 car garage, situated on 100’x150’ treed lots, with very scenic views. Some furniture and furnishings included. Asking $224,900. Call Dale for details. (RO884)

ROSALIND... Very nice corner lot with fruit trees and shrubs with alley access. Older 14’ x 55’ mobile home with addition. Owners are open to offers. Call Rick for details. Priced at $45,900. (RO908)

HAY LAKES... what a beauty - over 1,400 sq. ft. bi-level, upgraded counter tops, professionally painted, fireplace, large front foyer, vaulted ceiling, 9’ ceiling in basement with oversized windows. Must be viewed to be appreciated. Asking $319,000. Call Dale for details. (RO848)

Rick Nygaard 780-608-0675

ROSALIND... Very clean home with many upgrades. this home has three bedrooms and a 4-pce. bath. Good sized kitchen and separate dining area. Three-season sunroom as well with access to backyard. Great home for first time buyers or young family. Comes with 4 appl. and central a/c unit. Call Rick for details. Priced at $54,900. (RO923)


NEW ON MARKET...CROWN CARE CONDO... One bedroom plus den, vaulted ceilings, east facing garge. Asking $158,000 (R1378)

COMMERCIAL EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! GREAT OPPORTUNITY... Industrial property at Ervick Junction. 0.995 acre industrial property. Water to property but some limitations apply. Asking price $109,450. Call Cory or Rick for details. (C136) EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! GREAT OPPORTUNITY... Industrial property at Ervick Junction. 4.47 acre industrial property. Water to property with some water limitations. Asking price $491,700. Call Cory or Rick for details. (C137) EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! GREAT OPPORTUNITY... at Ervick Junction. 6.35 acre industrial land. Water available but some limitations apply. Asking price $698,500. Call Cory or Rick for details. (C138)

WINTER IS HERE... Great place to keep your investment protected out of the environment by storing it in a safe place. 1/5th share in large hangar at Camrose Airport, with lots of room to do your maintenance, etc. Asking $43,000 Call Rick for details. (C267) TURN KEY BUSINESS AND PROPERTY... Established plumbing shop, all equipment, tools and service truck. Nice clean operation with large service area. Call Dale for details. (C269)

CHECK MARK THIS 1586 SQ/FT BUNGALOW IN DAYSLAND... This large and comfortable plan with country kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and mostly finished basement may be perfect for you. Total living area is approx. 3000 sq/ft. Built in 2006, there is maple in the kitchen with a centre island, bright windows and a very large deck. Situated on a 83’ x 120’ lot, in a newer area of town and must be seen! Listed at $234,900 MLS#316116 Call Trevor for viewing. (RO899)

LOTS OF SPACE HERE!!... Over 3200 sq./ft. 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with large double attached and heated garage waiting for a family that can enjoy the quiet neighborhood and the amenities the town has to offer. A must view!! Price: $247,900. Call Rick for details. (RO931)

ACREAGES “DAYSLAND”... Good investment for young family or first time buyer. Good location on large corner lot in quiet neighborhood. Newer decks and windows plus eavestroughing, facia and windows. Home has 1400+ sq. ft. and has 3 bedrooms and 2 4/pc baths, large living and family room plus dining room off kitchen. Double detached garage with breezeway plus large garden shed. Call Rick for details. Price $138,000. (R0929)

NEAR ROUND HILL... A must see for the discriminating buyer. Unique “A Frame” with 1’ walls, large 1344 sq. ft. addition, sitting on 80 acre package. Renovations in the past 3 months include completely new kitchen, bathroom, new upstairs carpets, vinyl siding on addition, roof, decks, buildings. Spacious 40’x30’ garage. “MUST SEE”! Call Cory for details. Priced at $549,500. (A414)


ATTENTION FIRST TIME BUYERS... This is an exceptional fully renovated mobile home. Call Cory for details. Priced to SELL at $58,000. (R1371)

FANTASTIC LOCATION... 2 bedroom, 2 bath adult condo. Conveniently located within walking distance to shopping, medical clinic, entertainement and other amenities. Sun room, patio deck, en suite laundry, handy single attached garage with plenty of storage room. Lovely common area with kitchen, fireplace, games tables and more. Must be seen to be appreciated. Asking $249,500. Call Cory for details. (R1360)

SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT (KINGMAN)... Plenty of renovations and size. This property would be an exceptional buy for a big family, social organization, church group. Oversized double garage, single garage. Both with 220 power. Two outdoor decks, large mud room. Think potential, get creative! Priced to SELL! Asking $164,500. Call Cory for details. (RO913)


JUST A HALF MILE OFF HWY AT BAWLF!... This property is 2.47 acres with a 1587 sq/ft comfortable (storey and a half) older home. Just half a mile to school and services! All amongst and sheltered by trees with abundant edible fruit, grassy meadows and ample privacy make this a special location! A must for those who can fully appreciate the established nature of this property and like the rich gardening soil and the outdoors. There is an updated and heated 42x32 original barn building on the property that can appeal to a variety of uses with potential for horses. The home has 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, large kitchen, dining area, and bright windows. There are 5 quality appliances included. Listed at $229,900. Call Trevor for details. (A410)

New windows, new siding, flooring, paint and bathrooms. Oversized lot with a park right next door. A must see! Priced to sell at $158,900. Call Cory for details. (RO910)


Affordable living with this 3-bedroom, 2-bath, spacious 1140 sq/ft bungalow with finished basement. Main floor laundry. Very clean home with low maintenance yard, quick possession. A must see! Priced to sell at $178,900. Call Cory for details. (RO911)

EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! GREAT OPPORTUNITY... Industrial property at Ervick Junction. 9.41 acre industrial land right of way on south side of property. Plan 8070 ET – Title # 012006-506. Water to property however certain limitations apply. Asking price $1,034,500. Call Cory or Rick for details. (C135)

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FOCUS ON THIS OPPORTUNITY!... This project is in full swing. The home is at the framing stage and will be ready as soon as possible. Palladio Homes Ltd. offers to have this 1418 sq/ft Bi-Level with back attached garage specially finished with your personal choice in interior finishing! Address: 7004 49A Avenue, Listed at $319,900. Call Trevor for service! (R1328)

OUTSTANDING TOWNHOUSE AT RIDGEPOINT IN CAMROSE!... This well maintained home is finished over 1200 sq/ ft with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Upgrades include quality laminate flooring on main, ceramic back splash in the kitchen, 5 appliances including a convection oven and more! Ample storage throughout this home. Handy 2pc bath on main with laundry close at hand. Convenient deck area off the back for relaxing and the BBQ. Close to schools, shopping and downtown, this unit could be perfect for you! Listed at $199,500. Call Trevor for viewing. (R1376)

COMFORTABLE... New home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and fenced yard in quiet area of the city. Priced at $322,900. Call Trudi for details (R1377)

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GREAT YEAR ROUND HOME ON LITTLE BEAVER LAKE... 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, triple garage, has own well, view of the lake and much more. Priced at $189,000.00. Call Trudi for details. (RO928)

FABULOUS LOT WITH UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF LITTLE BEAVER LAKE... Has municipal water and sewer, gas and power. Triple garage can be converted into a dwelling. Asking $120,000. Call Trudi for details. (RO920)

LOTS ATTENTION! BUILDERS AND INVESTORS, BRAND NEW LISTING... Great opportunity for an investment/revenue property! Exceptional building lot, presently zoned R2A but can be R3A, direct control and other options. 76’x105’ which would be an excellent location for a 4-plex or larger unit subject to City of Camrose approval. Located close to downtown and Mirror Lake! A true bargain at $140,000. Call Cory for details. (L189) WELL LOCATED RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT IN DAYSLAND... This undeveloped lot in Daysland is 50’x120’, zoned R1 and is nicely set amongst a group of nice sized well maintained homes. Just a short walk to school! The frontage faces a park/recreational area. Just a short walk to school! Daysland has many local services. Now listed at $32,900. Call Trevor for service. (L185)

NEW NORWAY... You will love the park like setting of this acreage. The 3-bedroom home has had main floor upgrades including a beautiful kitchen makeover, plus some windows and flooring upgrades. Nicely landscaped yard with fruit trees and lots of shrubs. Large dugout on south side of property supplies lots of water for plants and trees. Call Rick. Asking $299,900. (A393)

LESS THAN 20 MINUTES FROM CAMROSE... Well treed setting on this 2.24 acre package. C/W everything you need to enjoy a piece of country living, spacious 1.5 story, 5-bedroom home with large covered deck,oversized 24’4 x 36’3 heated garage with plenty of shop space. All this and more, well worth a look. Priced at $264,000. For details, call Cory. (A408)

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING... with highway frontage. Bungalow with loft plus many upgrades including new windows and some flooring on main floor. New fascia and soffits this year. Also lots of trees and some older buildings plus newer barn in good condition. 13.28 acres with 2 water wells with good flow. $399,000. Call Rick for details. (A395) LITTLE BEAVER LAKE... great view and quiet setting! Perfect for hillside home at north end of lake. 2 acres with lots of trees. Gas and power nearby. Call Rick for details. (A394)


GREAT ACREAGE ON THE SOUTH END OF MIQUELON LAKE... 12 acres with spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, double garage and more. Lots of room for kids and horses and just 15 minutes to Camrose. Priced at $249,000.00. Call Trudy for details. (A415)



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Ford Escape The coveted fuel economy leader

Dan Jensen The 2012 Ford Escape at Lamb Ford Sales is leading the way in fuel economy. Escape's 2.5 litre Duratec four cylinder engine delivers a remarkable 7.1 litres per 100 km highway and 10.1 litres per 100 km city when paired with the six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. It also supplies a spirited 171 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque. Escape's Duratec V6 engine cranks out 240 horsepower and tows up to 1,588 kg when properly equipped. "It lets you tow with confidence thanks to trailer sway control," said Lamb Ford Sales sales manager Brett Read. "When trailer sway is detected it automatically reduces engine speed and selectively applies the brakes to help you maintain control of both the vehicle and the trailer." Escape's Easy Fuel capless fuel filter automatically shuts when you remove the fuel nozzle. "There's no messy cap to deal with or lose – just gas up and go," said Read. "It also helps reduce evaporate emissions." Naturally nimble The Ford Escape is naturally nimble thanks to a fully independent suspension and outstanding ground clearance. The intelligent AWD system automatically monitors traction 200 times per second and adjusts for torque distribution as required. "It's always on and always working," said Read. Standard AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control uses two gyroscopic sensors to help keep all four wheels firmly planted and enhance vehicle control in wet or slippery situations. Comforts body and mind Escape comfortably seats up to five passengers with ease. The seat cushions contain environmentallyfriendly soy-based foam that helps conserve limited resources and reduce CO2 emissions. Supple leather trim with heated front seats, plus gleaming chrome and black accents are standard on Escape Limited.

"No matter which model you choose, Escape is bound to be the perfect fit for your adventures," said Read. Escape's exclusive MyKey allows owners to program ignition keys with reminders to drive at appropriate speeds, keep the auxio volume low and more, including limiting the vehicle's top speed and muting the audio system until front safety belts are fastened. Active park assist uses electronic sensors to help you locate the perfect parallel parking spot. Then, you take your hands off the wheel and Escape steers itself into place. You simply follow system prompts to shift gears and control the brake and acceleration pedals. The vehicle can be parked in as little as 24 seconds. The Canadian Winter Package on Ford Escape includes leather-trimmed, heated front seqats, leathertrimmed steering wheel, and vinyl door-trim inserts. Versatile standards let you store all your "stuff" out of sight, or even store your bike inside. You can also add options to let more sunshine in, show off your style, or warm up your vehicle. Hands free calls and music The Ford Escape eliminates the need to search for your phone or media player. With voice-activated Ford SYNC, you just touch a button on the steering wheel and

say things like "Call Melissa" or "Play genre: Pop." Once paired, the system recognizes your phone and automatically transfers your contacts to the support voice calling. The voice-activated navigation system features a vibrant 6.5 inch LCD touch screen with interactive maps Matt McLeod you can zoom and scroll. Play Lamb Ford Sales DVDs while Escape is in Park or store nearly 10 gigs of your digital music. Sirius Satellite Radio comes with a six-month prepaid subscription. Surf up to 120 channels, including 100 per cent commercial-free music, plus the best sports, news, talk and entertainment – all across Canada. Keeping you safe The advanced Personal Safety System uses sophisticated sensors to optimize deployment of the dual-stage front airbags in certain frontal collisions. Front-seat side airbags deploy in certain side-impact collisions, while the Safety Canopy system increases protection with a rollover sensor and side-curtain airbags. Each standard sideview mirror features an integrated convex blind spot mirror that helps identify vehicles and objects nearby, so you can avoid them. So that you and your passengers can be easily located, Escape's SOS Post-Crash Alert System will automatically flash the hazard lights and sound the horn after an airbag has deployed or a safety belt pretensioner has activated in certain collisions. Ford SYNC with 911 Assist uses your paired mobile phone to call 911 in the event of a crash that results in airbag deployment or fuel pump shutoff. It can even give the operator an urgent message for you. Escape's basic warranty is three years or 60,000 km. The Powertrain Limited Warranty is five years or 100,000 km.

See the 2012 Ford Escape at Lamb Ford Sales on Highway 13 East, Camrose. Phone (780) 672-2411, or toll free 1-800-994-9953.

Students zumba around Hawaii

By Colleen Lindholm

Over 1,200 Camrose students are being active, getting fit and having fun with the Camrose Primary Care Network HOLOHOLO Virtual Trek. The PCN partnered with the CHAMP program to develop a strategy to get the virtual trek program into the schools, raising awareness around not only the importance of keeping active, but how fitness can be fun and easily incorporated into one’s day. CHAMP is The Mental Health Capacity Building Initiative, which is an integrated, community driven approach that provides promotion, prevention and early intervention addictions and mental health services to children, youth and their families within a school setting. The initiative is led by Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health in partnership with Alberta Education and other community members. The five schools involved in the 2012 HOLOHOLO are Sifton, Sparling and Charlie Killam, Jack Stuart and Chester Ronning. The schools are competing for the month of February to see who can log the most steps, with the winning school being rewarded with a prize for their school. To help keep their fitness activities fun and interesting, each of the schools have done different events. Some of the schools brought in Maria Mella with Zumbatomic, which is the zumba program for kids. Other schools partnered with the Camrose Spirals skipping club who came in and worked with the students. Teachers at all schools were also encouraged to incorporate fitness breaks in the day. “I love incorporating fitness into the day,” said Bob Whitrow, a Grade 3 teacher at Sparling School. “It helps the students be more alert and ready to learn; they also seem happier. My students and I really love having Maria come in and teach Zumba. This is a new experience for many of my students and they really enjoy it. “I am so pleased the Camrose PCN can 'model the way' for active lifestyles and provide children with opportunities for increased physical activity,” states Stacey Strilchuk, executive director of the Camrose PCN. “We know physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits but it’s important to remember physical activity should be fun too!” The community HOLOHOLO Virtual Trek continues until April 30th for any students and their families who want to continue on the Hawaiian journey. Register at For more information, call the PCN at 780-608-4927.

More Power. Less Fuel. Great Value is a comparison between the entire current Chrysler Canada lineup and the entire 2011 Chrysler Canada lineup. Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, †, ±, § The Power Into 2012 Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after February 1, 2012. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$20,898 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E+CL9) only and includes $8,000 Consumer Cash Discount. $19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Journey SE Canada Value Package (22F+CLE) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,400–$1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2011/2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2012 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Examples: 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2012 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package with a Purchase Price of $20,898/$19,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $122/$117 with a cost of borrowing of $4,468/$4,275 and a total obligation of $25,366/$24,273. Pricing includes freight ($1,400–$1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ±$1,000 Minivan Loyalty/Conquest Bonus Cash is available on the retail purchase/lease of any 2012 Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Grand Caravan (excluding Grand Caravan Canada Value Package) and is deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. Eligible customers include current owners/lessees of a Chrysler or Dodge minivan or any other manufacturer’s minivan. The vehicle must have been owned/leased by the eligible customer and registered in their name on or before January 5, 2012. Proof of ownership/Lease agreement will be required. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. †1.99% purchase financing for up to 36 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Journey SXT models to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Financing Services and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Dodge Journey SXT with a Purchase Price of $25,395 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 1.99% over 36 months with $0 down payment equals 36 monthly payments of $727.27 with a cost of borrowing of $786.72 and a total obligation $26,181.72. Pricing includes freight ($1,400–$1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. §2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $28,895. 2012 Dodge Journey SXT shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $25,395. Pricing includes freight ($1,400–$1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ■Based on Ward’s 2012 Small Van Segmentation. Excludes other Chrysler Group LLC designed and/or manufactured vehicles. ¤Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Ratings. Transport Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package – Hwy: 7.9 L/100 KM and City: 12.2 L/100 KM. 2012 Dodge Journey SE – Hwy: 7.5 L/100 KM and City: 10.8 L/100 KM. ^Based on R. L. Polk Canada Inc. January to October 2011 Canadian Total New Vehicle Registration data for Chrysler Crossover segments. The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under licence. ®SIRIUS and the dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Sparling School students made the virtual trek around the Hawaiian Islands during a large Zumba session in the gym with instructor Maria Mella leading the way. Camrose Primary Care Network is encouraging children to live a healthy lifestyle.

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City of Camrose to conduct inventory of core services By Dan Jensen

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City council has authorized City administration to use up to $10,000 of the $40,000 allocated in the 2012 budget for a core services review to complete a current services inventory. "The core services sub committee is of the view that an inventory of current services provided by the City of Camrose as well as the resources (such as financial resources, staff allocation, tools, technology) that support those services will be beneficial for council and will also serve as the starting point for the core services review," explained a report presented to council's committee of the whole meeting Feb. 21. Mayor Marshall Chalmers, a member of the core services sub committee along with councillors McIsaac and Howard, told council that it makes sense financially to do the inventory internally. "As we moved through our discussions we became comfortable with the idea that a lot of the information that a consultant would take time to gather could be gathered in another fashion, and that we would have an opportunity to save some money before we develop an RFP (request for proposal). "The way we have things structured now administration isn't able to use any of the $40,000." Administration has let it be known that the current services inventory can be compiled internally with moderate additional support. "I think the more we refine exactly what the role is of the eventual consultant that is hired the better off the City is going to be," said City manager Damian Herle. "There are municipalities our size that have spent well over $100,000 on efficiency reviews, organizational reviews, that sort of thing, and the broader the definition the more the consultants will take our money or be inclined to come in with higher estimates." The inventory will be the first step in determining the kind, number and cost of services that are being provided to the residents of the city of Camrose. "It will hopefully lead us to determine whether in fact they (services) are core services," said councillor John Howard. "We need to know we are spending our money and where we are spending our human resources." Councillor Daryl Shillington noted the core services review will give council another tool with which to make important decisions. "Over the years the citizens have asked us to look at ways of being more efficient, and to do that we sometimes lean a little heavier on our department managers or try to get a clear understanding. I think if we drill down into all of these areas we might just come up saying we are doing a heck of a good job, and I believe we are." The core services inventory will be presented to the core services review subcommittee and committee of the whole council no later than June 18, 2012. Following the presentation a draft Request for Proposal will be presented to the same committees.

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NEW LISTING! Quarter near Heisler – 1 quarter, partially cultivated, dugout, corral system. Call Gordie. F-11a JUST REDUCED! Hobby farm on the Battle River – Country living at its finest! Two gorgeous quarters, newer home and guest cabin overlooking the river valley, outbuildings include an aircraft hangar! Call George for details! S-04 NEW LISTING! Farm near Heisler – 1 quarter with lovely home, includes equipment. Lots of extras! Call Gordie. F-11 Cattle Farm near Camrose – close to Camrose, 1 or 2 quarters, great starter farm! Large barn, shop, outbuildings, home with 3 bedrooms, great landscaping. Call George to take a look! S-16

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The Augustana Vikings mixed curling team of skip Andrew Evans, third Alison Owens, second Chad Szott and lead Mari McLachlan captured the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championship at the Rose City Curling Club on Feb. 26. It was the second straight banner year for the mixed rink. The Augustana men's team placed second and advanced to nationals in Ontario next month.

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Founders Days celebration to focus on education By Dan Jensen

The focus will be on education at the 2012 Camrose Founders Days celebration this summer. "We found that education and schooling were very important in 1912, with the opening of the John Russell School and the start of the Camrose Normal School," said Camrose Founders Days committee member Janine Carroll. The year also saw Camrose Lutheran College complete its "superstructure," or "Founders' Hall." "Camrose Lutheran College (now the Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta) was only a year old at the time," said Carroll. "The student enrolment of 57 was a record not surpassed by any education institution in the province." The first Normal School class had 20 students. Honoured founders

Honoured founders for this year's celebration will be Signe Spokkeli, the first school teacher in the village of Sparling in 1905, and Aylmer J. Ofrim, a pioneer and businessman who operated a blacksmith shop with Thomas Fowler starting in 1911 and a hardware store with Adolph Maland in 1916. "We have actually wanted to honour Mr. Ofrim for a couple of years," said Carroll. Business booming

Camrose was booming in 1912, with many commercial and distribution companies choosing the town because of excellent railway service from Canadian Northern, Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk Pacific. "It was the year that the Board of Trade organized the famous special car, which a group of local politicians and businesses rode to eastern Canada and the northern United States

to encourage people to settle in Camrose," said Carroll. Camrose businesses and homes were serviced by an electrical plant that opened in 1911 and water and sewer lines that were completed in 1912. "All reports were that the electrical plant was performing well beyond expectation," said Carroll. The good economic times were being enjoyed, too, by Camrose and area farmers, who began to branch into areas of production other than grain and cattle. "One of the messages that was really stressed in issues of The Camrose Canadian that year was the importance of diversification," said Carroll. To keep the hard working residents entertained, David Theatre began showing twice nightly moving pictures. The March 21 issue of The Canadian reported that "a crowded house in David's Theatre on Saturday evening witnessed moving pictures of G.T.P. construction from Winnipeg to Prince Rupert." Skiing, hockey and curling tended to dominate winter entertainment in 1912, while baseball was the biggest summer sport. "It was amazing how many people would come into Camrose to watch ski jumping, " said Carroll. The Camrose Founders Days committee is trying to solve a mystery about the organization of a gymnastics club in 1912 at Quello's Hall. "We would like to know if anyone has any information about this building or the club," said Carroll. "We know that the club was going to be training inside the building until the weather turned nice." The pride Camrose residents had in their heritage in 1912 was shown by their attendance at the first Norwegian Independence Day celebration.

Fay Carlson spoke at the opening of the 2011 Founders Days celebration.

"We have pictures at the railway station of 1,000 tents being set up," said Carroll. "It looked almost like what you see at Big Valley Jamboree now." Building on success

The 2012 Camrose Founders Days celebration will bring back some of the most popular attractions from past years, including the Taste of Downtown, the graveyard tour and the ghost walk. "The Taste of Downtown last year went very well, and for many who attended Founders

Days was the predominant topic of conversation," said Camrose Founders Days committee chair Barb McDonald. "Most of the downtown businesses joined in." The graveyard tour, led by John Person, from Burgar Funeral Home, and the ghost walk drew crowds that surpassed expectations of organizers. "We had about 100 people show up for the ghost walk, which was more than we expected it would be," said McDonald. "Our

plans this year are to split the number of people attending the walk into smaller groups and maybe using a couple of school buses for transportation." Founders Days will launch with a ceremony in Founders' Square that will honour founders, a downtown promenade, and an afternoon reception at the Bailey Theatre. Camrose Railway Station will host children's activities and an antique car show on day two of the celebration, while a tent featuring items from local crafters and artisans will be set up at Camrose and District Centennial Museum. The Camrose Founders Days committee has applied for Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage grant funding from the federal government to hold a multi-day entertainment extravaganza at the Bailey Theatre, as well as produce a brochure devoted to the arts component of the festival. "We will know in March whether or not we get it," said Carroll. "If we do we will hire a group to do the entire organizing of the entertainment." The Camrose Founders Days committee has applied to the provincial government for incorporation as a non profit society so it can apply for grants under its own name. "Applying for grants under the Canadian Northern Society umbrella as we are doing now is restricting them from receiving certain grants that they might need for their operations," said Carroll. The Camrose Founders Days committee is inviting Camrose residents to take part in the coordination of events by attending meetings at the Camrose Railway Station. Information on meeting times is available from Carroll at or McDonald at barbmc@syban. net.

First meeting to organize Biathlon Alberta was here in Camrose Submitted by Tanya Bergquist

“Biathlon is an exciting sport that challenges participants with a diverse range of skills that no other sport requires the endurance, speed, strength and coordination needed for cross-country skiing and the concentration, focus, accuracy and split second timing needed for accurate and fast target shooting under pressure. Biathlon also teaches people how to use rifles in a safe and non-confronting manner, a point that is emphasized heavily in the sport. What is more, biathlon is a lot of fun! Biathlon events combine the two opposing disciplines of freestyle cross-country ski technique with precision target shooting using .22-calibre rifles at a 50 metre range. Participants ski a designated ski loop and then ski into the range to fire five shots at five targets in either a standing or prone (lying down) position. For every shot missed the participant is penalized. Depending on the type of race, the penalty is either added skiing distance in the form of a 150 m penalty loop or having an extra minute added to the time. The participant then skis and shoots again, repeating this sequence until the required number of ski legs and shoot-

Sun Media Photo Connor Wilson, left, and Devin Bergquist aim for the target during a shooting session in biathlon. Camrose will be hosting two Calforex Cup events on March 3 and 4.

ing bouts are completed. Athletes compete over distances ranging from 2.5 km for our youngest competitors to 20 km for the men. In addition to being a Winter Olympic sport, there is an annual World Cup series in biathlon with events being held primarily in

Europe where the sport enjoys massive appeal and extensive television coverage. There is also a Biathlon World Championships held every winter except for Olympic years. The combination of skills and the nature of the event makes Biathlon an

extremely exciting sport to watch. For these reasons, biathlon is one of the most widely watched winter sports in Europe. The first meeting to organize Biathlon Alberta was held right here in Camrose, in 1980. Daryl Phillips, an avid skier and

ski club president at the time, read a magazine article about the sport (combining cross-country skiing with marksmanship) which sparked his interest. After attending a clinic by the only biathlete in the province at the time, Daryl began to rouse interest about the new sport in the community, and organized the meeting to start things. Biathlon Alberta was born here in Camrose! Biathlon Alberta now has its head offices in southern Alberta but the sport of biathlon is still going very strong in our fair city of Camrose. The Camrose Ski Club offers biathlon starting at the age of eight. Each year the club, along with U of A Augustana Campus and the Augustana Vikings, hosts a race in the Calforex Cup series. This year the race is scheduled for March 3 and 4 and includes the Alberta Championships. The organizing committee is always looking for volunteers as it takes approximately 70 volunteers each day to run the race. Anyone interested in volunteering at the race or wanting to get more information about biathlon in Camrose, please check our web site

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Popular Home Program offered again in Camrose By Murray Green

The first presentation of TheHome Program was such a success last year, that Realtor Glenda Rott of Coldwell Banker Battle River Realty is going to offer it again. "We had about 20 people take the five-hour workshop and four people took advantage of the financial assistance," she explained. "People don't have to buy right away. I was told that someone just bought their first property after taking the program 10 years ago. The funds are held for them until they are ready to buy."

The Home Program helps buyers by providing them with all the information they need to make the right decision with buying a home. "The five hours of education are worth the time, even if they don't take advantage of the funds," Glenda said. The workshops will be held at the Mirror Lake Centre on March 14 and 21 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Attendance at both sessions is required to be eligible for financial assistance. The program is for low to moderate income people and first time home buyers. "In the mortgage portion we will

explain the difference between open and closed, fixed versus variable, and whether to go with a bank or mortgage broker, are all explained," added Glenda. She will talk about finding the right home for you. "Buyers need to think about what suits their needs. The realtor part of the course will cover the differences between renting and buying, condos verses homes, and what is the best resale value," Glenda said. "You want to shop in the right price range to make it comfortable for making payments." Following the home inspection guidelines could save a lot of mon-

ey alone. "The home inspector goes through everything to look for in the property, from shingles down to the basement. He has a very indepth checklist to follow, so you will know everything about your property," said Glenda. "The lawyer does an excellent job of explaining why you need a lawyer to purchase a home. They explain what the fee covers, and how they help with the transaction." The workshop is free and the education is priceless. "People sign up for the course, attend the workshop, participate in the program with the realtor, and then they qualify for

$1,000 to $3,000 of assistance," said Glenda. Lawyer Andrea Farnham of Farnham West Stolee, Byron Boyd of Boydette Home Inspections, local ATB mortgage specialists, Dave Wolsey of Wise Mortgage and Glenda will be providing the information at the workshop. To register for both workshops go to, click on upcoming sessions, and register for Camrose Sessions one and two or phone Karen at 780-702-9608. For more information on the program contact Glenda Rott at 780-6727761 or 780-781-8080.

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Kodiaks finish regular season strong against Olds By Murray Green

The battle of the bears never gets old in the Kodiaks' den. The Camrose Kodiaks ended the Alberta Junior Hockey League 2011–12 regular season with an impressive 4-3 come from behind victory over the Olds Grizzlys on Feb. 19. Kirsten Odendaal, Ryan Huolt, Connor Mailey and the Kodiaks leading scorer Landon Kadatz notched single markers in the win. Goalie Brayden Hopfe stopped 24 of 27 shots fired in his direction. Camrose recorded 43 shots, including 25 in the third period as the team scored twice to complete the comeback. The Kodiaks led 2-0 after the first, but had a lapse in the middle frame. "It seemed, as a team, we all sat back and relaxed. We let one mistake turn into two," said Kirsten Odendaal, a newcomer to the battle of the bears. "We didn't work nearly as hard in the second as we did in the first period. We came out flat and they came out with some jump. But, we totally redeemed ourselves in the third period." Approximately 2,000 fans witnessed the season finale and the heated rivalry. The Kodiaks lost a 2-1 contest in a shootout to the Calgary Mustangs on Feb. 17. Defenceman Jonathan Lashyn netted the only goal for Camrose in the second period on a power play opportunity. Calgary tied the game in the third to force overtime. Camrose outshot the Mustangs 44-25 with Hopfe making 24 of 25 saves prior to the shootout. He stopped two shots before Calgary scored on the third try. "We had our opportunities to score. We just didn't bury our chances when we had them," said Kirsten. "We were disappointed in the dressing room afterwards, knowing we could have won that game." The Kodiaks face the Calgary Canucks in the first round of the playoffs. "Everyone loves playoffs because it is an exciting time," added Kirsten. "I haven't played the Canucks as a Kodiaks' player, but I faced them when I was with Brooks. They are a skilled team that likes to move the puck. They have okay goaltending. I feel that some people underestimate them. They are capable of catching teams off guard. For us, we just need to play our game, move our feet, and we can't underestimate them. It is the playoffs and anything can happen." The Kodiaks want to dictate what happens and have to play like bears. "We need to use our speed, grit and intensity. When we do, no other team can match our

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Joel Johnson and Kirsten Odendaal of the Camrose Kodiaks keep the Olds Grizzlys away from the net so goalie Brayden Hopfe can make an easy save at the Edgeworth centre on Feb. 19. Camrose is currently tied 1-1 with the Calgary Canucks in the first round of the playoffs.

intensity. We need to play strong defence and our goals will come." During the university reading week, the Kodiaks will be holding movie matinees. "We will be studying videos of the way the Canucks play, but in the end we will still play our game. If I play with high intensity, then I will have fun and play well too." Camrose is focused on defence and the game plan won't change a lot. "We want to shut the other team down and if we play well defensively, our goals will come. A strong defence will lead to offence and we are committed to that. We also know that we have great goaltending to back us up," Kirsten explained. "Eventually, we are going to get our chances. We just need to take advantage of those chances when we do get them. We need to have that mentality to bury them when we can." Kirsten said the teams are fairly even and the intensity factor will be the difference. "We have to be at a higher level than everyone else. We need to be mentally tough the entire 60 minutes. I feel we have progressed to be in the right spot and that playoffs will go right for us." If needed, game four of the best of five series will be in Calgary on Tuesday night. If a game five is necessary, it will be held in the EnCana Arena on Friday, March 2. All games in the series begin at 7:30 p.m.

Bokenfohr heads to Troy By Murray Green

Defenceman Craig Bokenfohr of the Camrose Kodiaks has agreed to play for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineers for the 2012-13 hockey season. "I went to check the school last week and it was great," said Craig. "I will be playing in Troy, about two hours north of New York City." He has been a stalwart on defence during his time in Camrose. “Craig has been a leader with the Kodiaks this past season and we are very happy for him as he has worked extremely hard to achieve this goal," said

Camrose Kodiaks general manager and coach Boris Rybalka. "The entire Kodiaks organization wishes Craig the best of luck next year at RPI and also congratulates his parents for this accomplishment as they have been very supportive of his hockey over the years.” Former RPI players include Adam Oates, Joe Juneau, Darren Puppa, Neil Little, Kevin Croxton and Allan York. Craig is the third Kodiaks' player to make a post-secondary commitment this season, joining Sam Jardine (Ohio State University) and Jonathan Lashyn (Merrimack College).

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Camrose Kodiaks defencemen Craig Bokenfohr, left, and Ross McMullan, right, help Sparling School Grade 3 students Sam Young and Kendra Sharp with reading in the library. Below, goalie Matt Gibney of the Camrose Kodiaks works out a math problem with Jacob Wieler. Several players volunteer in Camrose schools throughout the regular season.

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THANK YOU THANK YOU to family and friends for helping me celebrate my 75th birthday and for the gifts. Special thanks to Trevor and Lindsay. – Marjorie IN LIEU OF THANK YOU CARDS, we acknowledge with grateful thanks the loving assistance, generous donations and gracious condolences given on the passing of Richard Steeves. – Ruth Steeves, Melanie and Darald Bantel, Myles, Stacie, Avyenda and Layla Steeves THE VOLK FAMILY would like to thank everyone who came to help Ed celebrate his 80th birthday. You made the day very special. Thank you.

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A NEW HOME, A NEW FEEL $850, two bedroom, 1,000 sq. ft. bi-level unit. Contemporary open floor plan, bedrooms located in the lower level. Gorgeous kitchen with newer appliances, dishwasher, balcony and island eating bar. One parking stall included with the rental. Sorry, no pets. For information and pictures of these properties and others, visit or call 780-679-0002 to inquire about a viewing.

HOUSEHOLD MOVING AND DOWNSIZING – Sofa and matching chair, $350; recliner, $100; two end tables, $30/ea.; coffee table, $20; one small white dresser, $30; one night table, $20; one sofa table, $50; computer desk, $40; solid pine bedroom set, $650; solid pine dining room table w/6 chairs and two leaves, $550. Ph. 780-672-5727 or 780-608-7324. DOWNSIZING – Many household items, too many to list. Ph. 780-672-2591. CORNER ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – total height 143 cm., width 91 cm. $25. Ph. 780608-1339. LARGE WILLOW M AGA ZINE RACK – $45. 780672-5947. WASHER AND DRYER – Runs great. $100 each. Ph. 780678-3287. GAS DRYER – $75. Ph. 780672-2604.

LIVESTOCK/FEED BEEF UP YOUR CATTLE SALES. Advertise in The Camrose Booster. Phone 780-672-3142. GELBVIEH BULLS FOR SALE – Yearling and two-year-olds, semen tested. 780-672-9950. SMALL SQUARE HAY BALES – Clearing out second cut 2010 bales. Tarped, $4 ea. Pat Ter way, Daysla nd, 780 374-2404. WANTED TO BUY - Baby calves. Twins or orphans. 780679-7837. PREMIUM SMALL SQUARE HORSE/DAIRY HAY BALES – No rain, tarped. Alfalfa/Timothy/ Brome mix. $5/bale. Ph. 780-3742381, leave message. LIMOUSIN BULLS – Polled yearlings and two-year-olds. Quiet dispositions. Birth weights 75-95 lb. Buy on-farm and spend as long as you want looking and talking about your bull needs before making a decision. North Slope Farms Inc., Bawlf, AB. 780-373-3449, 780608-8258.

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CLASSIFIED ADS (Continued) MYRNAM BULL SALE – April 16/12. Bull entries close March 10. All breeds welcome. For more information call Josie at 780741-2188.

SEED BRIGHT’S SEED New Norway WHEAT Cert. Harvest – HRS Cert. Foremost – CPS BARLEY Certified Cowboy Silage Barley also available OATS Certified Morgan Seed Oats also available Ph. 1-780-855-2240 Cell 1-780-678-6329 email:

1992 COMPLETELY RENOVATED MOBILE HOME on owned lot for sale by owner in Donalda, AB. Two bedrooms, one bath, addition, appliances and shed. $63,000 obo. May consider rent-toown with deposit. Serious inquiries only please. 780-268-4485. CONDO FOR SALE in SENIORS' COMPLEX, Camrose Approximately 850 sq. ft. Two bedrooms, one bath C/W appliances In-suite laundry Private heated garage Very secure, $155,000 Call Dave for viewing at 780-982-1900

MACHINERY SWATHER NO LONGER ‘CUTTING THE MUSTARD?’ Call The Camrose Booster Classifieds, 780-672-3142. WANTED: JOHN DEERE 8570 OR 8770 TRACTOR – Low hours, excellent condition. Ph. 780768-0007. TRACTORS – Case 2470, Allis 7050. Both $10 thou. obo. 780672-6324.

HUSQVARNA 24 HP HYDROSTATIC tractor w/48” deck plus 48” Berco sweeper attachment; ONAN 24 HP twin cylinder e/s auger engine; HUSQVARNA RANCHER 455 chainsaw; MIGHTYMAC 9 HP chipper/shredder; MB 5 HP s/p 36” sidewalk sweeper. Phone 780-672-7649. STEEL BUILDINGS FOR SALE! – HUGE LOW-PRICE SELECTION! DELIVERED ANYWHERE IN CANADA! ROCKBOTTOM PRICES ARE RIGHT NOW! Easy-DIY assembly, no trusses, 100% inside useable space, no maintenance, no worries; all hardware, manuals and Engineered Drawings supplied. Canadian Manufacturer since 1980. QUONSET, ALPINE, and STRAIGHT WALL MODELS available. Great for shops, garages, equipment storage, hangars, agricultural/farm buildings, temporary or emergency shelters. Your very own Fort Knox. FREE BROCHURE and DVD. Call today 1-866-441-6356. HEAVY DUTY STROLLER – Like new, $75 obo. 780-678-2884. FARM ESTATE SALE – 1960 Fargo, 1995 Ford F150 4x4, rockpicker, farm equipment. Some household items, low priced. Some free items. March 2 and 3, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 21370 Twp. Rd. 440 near Ferintosh. 780-877-2109.

CUSTOM BUILT 2006 BUNGALOW FOR SALE This 1,621 sq. ft. home is nestled in a quiet crescent in the Valleyview Subdivision. The property has too many outstanding features to mention and truly must be seen to be appreciated! For more information and to view pictures, go to:

FOR SALE BY OWNER –1,218 sq. ft. home in family neighbourhood. Five bedrooms, three baths, finished basement with laundry room and cold storage. Self-contained 16’ x 22’ shop with alley access in addition to attached garage. Asking $349,000. Call 780672-5455 for appointment to view.

SEE THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTION STARTING ON PAGE 26 for more classified ads about cars, trucks, campers, RVs, automotive services and ATVs PIPE — 1 1/2”, 2 3/8”, 2 7/8”, 3 1/2”, sucker rod 5/8”, 3/4”, 7/8”, plain or scraper type. Other pipe and metal available. 1-800-661-7858.

MIXED FARM – Heisler area. Seven quarters. Inquiries: 780889-2126.

KING DRYWALL LIFT – Used once, $100. 780-672-5986.

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Assist Coordinator with safety needs at Service & Assembly as needed or required. Assist in development of safety related training & programs as well as New Hire Safety Orientation. In addition, conduct documented safety audits, JSA development and Hazard ID Program.

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Must have excellent organizational skills, high level of working knowledge of Excel and Power Point and the ability to Multi Task.

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Must have a manufacturing background, excellent computer skills working with Excel and knowledge of JDE considered an Asset. Good understanding of inventory and warehouse management system required. For further information on these positions or to apply, please refer to our website or fax resumes to Fax # 780-955-2632. Or apply in person at: 1607 8th Street, Nisku.

Apply online at for these and other opportunities.

Night Manager Here’s a terrific opportunity for someone who’s bright, friendly and energetic. We have a night management position open. The successful applicant will work closely with both staff and customers. The ability to pay attention to detail and problem-solving skills are essential to this position. If you’re ready to step into the dynamic world of hotel management, bring your personality, your resumé and apply in person to Sean Willms.


FIVE ACRE PARCEL FOR SALE – Six miles west of Camrose, 45 min. from Edmonton. Four acres fenced. Utilities to property line, partially treed. $106,000 includes GST. Ph. 780-672-6690.

Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems Ampscot Manufacturing is now recruiting for the following positions for our Nisku facility:

Drilling / Evaluation / Completion / Production / Intervention

REAL ESTATE WE BUY HOUSES – That money pit getting you down? Will pay cash and all expenses. Please email:


Highway 13 West, Camrose Phone 780-672-9171 Toll Free 1-877-477-9171

Here’s a great offer for Booster readers…

For Sale Ads! F For or items price priced at 100 or less! $

We invite applications for the following position:

RECEPTIONIST/ TAX TIME SUPPORT Temporary Position The successful candidate will be well-organized, self-motivated, able to work well under the pressure of deadlines and have a minimum of 1 to 2 years’ related experience. Strong typing and computer skills, a pleasant telephone manner and a proven ability to deal with multiple tasks will be required for this position. As a member of the administrative support team, this individual will have strong interpersonal skills and must demonstrate the ability and willingness to share duties with other members of the administrative team. Some overtime will be required during peak times. The position will start out as tax time admin support and move into the receptionist position after our April 30th deadlines are done. This is a full-time, temporary position starting March 19, 2012 and ending May 2013. Interested candidates are asked to submit their resumes no later than March 2, 2012 to the attention of Yvonne Myrehaug, CMA at:

4602-49 AVENUE, CAMROSE AB T4V 0M6 Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

• Mail, fax, email or drop off your ad copy. • One item per ad – 10 word limit. • Include the price of the item in your ad. • Offer excludes living things, except when offered for free. Individuals are able to place classified ads without charge provided message relates to a personal possession and does not form part of a profession, trade or business. Any ad designed to produce an income is regarded as commercial advertising and must be a PAID AD.

Bayou Perma-Pipe Canada, Ltd., a joint venture between The Bayou Companies, Inc. (Bayou) and Perma-Pipe, Inc. is a pipe coating and insulation facility located in Camrose, Alberta. We are currently recruiting for temporary:






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Mail to: Classified Ad Department, Camrose Booster Ltd. 4925-48 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1L7 Fax: 780-672-2518 Email:

APPRENTICE WELDER As part of the special projects team the ideal candidate possess a mechanical aptitude, knowledge of hand tools and a valid driver’s license. Individuals must be reliable, punctual, willing and able to work shift work, weekends and nights. We offer competitive wages, RRSP and benefit package. Please submit your resume to: BPPC Ltd., 5233-39 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 4R5 Fax: 1-877-208-9942 Email:

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E perience Works A GREAT PLACE TO WORK! Join Our Team

Legal Assistant – Camrose Office


Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW)

Kopar Administration Ltd is excited to offer a new employment program for mature workers in Camrose and Camrose County between the ages of 50-65! ‘Experience Works’ is designed for individuals 50-65 years of age who are unemployed or underemployed and seeking to re-enter the workforce. ‘Experience Works’ is a 12 week intensive employment program that offers skills, training, and job search support for eligible participants.

Who is this for?

New class starts Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria: Mar. 5, 2012 • Unemployed or underemployed • Between the ages of 50-65 • Be legally entitled to work in Canada • Lack skills or knowledge required for successful integration into new employment • Be ready and committed to return to work

What will you get?

If you are interested, please visit us at to apply. We appreciate your interest and wish to thank all who apply but only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

Participants may be eligible to receive: • Class based skill development – including job searching and career planning • Funding to access short-term training at local educational institutions/training agencies • Access to job leads and opportunities of employers who are hiring • One-on-one and group assistance with job search skills All interested participants please call 1-780-672-1767 for an intake/informational interview. Seats are limited! CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AS SPACES ARE QUICKLY FILLING! Contact: Kopar Administration Ltd. 1-780-672-1767 #100-5015-50 Ave., Camrose Funded by the Governments of Alberta and Canada through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers

WorleyParsonsCord offers extensive experience in field construction, module fabrication and assembly in the energy industry across Western Canada. Operating in a fully integrated EPC environment or as a standalone general construction contractor, WorleyParsonsCord’s track record in oil and gas transmission, gas processing, petrochemicals, power generation and heavy oil sectors is unrivaled. WorleyParsonsCord is currently hiring for the following positions throughout Alberta and the Hardisty area for a 15 month long project:

Pipefitters Rig Welders Welders Helpers Iron Workers Labourers Crane Operators

Superintendents CWB Structural Welders Construction Managers Project Managers Foreman General Foreman

You deserve a career with us! Apply now at Or call 1-855-483-2626 or fax 780-440-5401

Growing to Greatness

Battle River School Division #31

CONTRACT FOR CARETAKING SERVICES Caretaking services are required for the Round Hill School located in Round Hill Alberta. The successful contractor will be responsible for the following: maintain in a neat, clean, tidy and sanitary condition, all school buildings, contents and equipment. Repair of minor maintenance items. The school has an enrollment of approximately 79 students, grades 1-9 inclusive. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a WCB number and WHMIS certificate. You will be required to provide a Child Intervention Check as well as a Criminal Record Check. Position to be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Please forward resumes to: Mr. Dale Kendall, Custodian Coordinator Battle River School Division #31 5402-48A Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0L3 Telephone: 780-672-4356, ext. 5413 Fax: 780-672-9469 or 780-672-6137 Email: We appreciate and consider all applications received; however, we contact only those who will be interviewed.

The Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin is now hiring for the following position

Enrichment Program Counsellor For more information regarding this position please visit

Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin

Be Part Of Our Growing Team:

Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanic/Shop Manager Full-me posion for maintenance of company fleet ranging from highway trucks and body job units to farm machinery and trailers. Pay range from $65,000 to $80,000 per year based on work experience and credenals. Requirements: • CVIP cket • Trailer cket • Supervisory and shop management skills • Experience working with parts suppliers • Experience advising on new truck purchases and asset management • Automove experience We offer: • Benefit package • Flexible work hours • Friendly work environment with room to grow your skills Apply with resumé to Rod or Mike at 780-672-2529 or by email to

BIRTHS To Isabel and Ray Thiessen, of Camrose, on Feb. 15, a daughter. To Tanya and Gilles Foidart, of Camrose, on Feb. 16, a daughter. To Kalena and Richard Christenson, of Kingman, on Feb. 17, a daughter.

3838-47 Avenue, Camrose Phone 780-672-2529

DEATHS Ruth Yoder, of Tofield, on Feb. 16, at 89 years of age. John (Jack) Michael Ogonoski, of Holden, on Feb. 19, at 93 years of age. James Prost, of Round Hill, on Feb. 22, at 59 years of age. Karol Ilnicki, of Camrose, on Feb. 23, at 91 years of age. Emil Krause, of Camrose, on Feb. 25, at 93 years of age.

CEL-Electric is currently accepting applications for

Commercial and Light Industrial Site Supervisors and Journeymen Must be able to work out of town. All resumés will be considered. Please fax resumé to 780-672-2360 or email to

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Family • Achievement • Integrity • Respect

It’s nice when you discover the job is as good as the coffee Deep Roots. Promising Future.


Quality Training Incentive Programs Benefits or Bonus Program HIRING FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS 1256146 Alberta Ltd., o/a Tim Hortons 3601-48 Ave., Camrose, AB Full-time / shift work – no experience necessary $11.24 per hour plus benefits

HIRING FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS 796005 Alberta Ltd., o/a Tim Hortons 6602-48 Ave., Camrose, AB Full-time / shift work – no experience necessary $11.24 per hour plus benefits


Now hiring for FT positions Positions work rotating shifts of days, nights, graveyards and some weekends. HIRING AT BOTH LOCATIONS IN CAMROSE Honesty, caring and a workplace that feels like home

Camrose, AB

An employer you can count on Apply in person with resume at either Camrose store

PLUMBER GASFITTER SHEETMETAL Hiring 3rd Year, 4th Year or Journeyman Come work for us full-time! Must be responsible, physically fit, have good driver’s abstract and great work ethics. Work with residential and servicing 3-month probation period Pay based on performance and experience Fax resumÊ to 780-374-3982 or call Ron at 780-374-3982 for appointment

Daysland Plumbing and Heating Daysland, AB

Daysland & District Cultural Arts Society is looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing, motivated post-secondary student, interested in theatre arts to promote and co-ordinate a

Summer Theatre Arts Program at the Daysland Palace Theatre The duration of the position is May 22 to August 10, 2012. The student must have his/ her own vehicle. ResumĂŠs can be mailed to

DaysArts Box 546, Daysland AB T0B 1A0 For more information contact Sharon at 780-374-2403

LABOURER position available immediately!

ADAMSON EXTERIORS We specialize in all types of siding, eavestroughing, fascia and soffits, eavestrough cleaning and gutter guard installation. Ideal candidate will have a good driving record, current license and transportation means. First priority will be interviewing candidates with a solid construction background. If you have experience in installing siding or other similar construction materials, we would definitely have added interest in your application.

Call 780-679-8230 for information or to apply.

2012 Shutdown Laborers/Janitors Temporary employment from approximately mid-March to mid-May Starting wage is $14.50 and there are day/night shifts. Accepting resumÊs until March 23, 2012 Must have valid driver’s license, be 18 years of age, have good work ethic, be reliable and physically fit. ATCO Power, Battle River Generating Station Forestburg, Alberta Please send resumÊ by fax to 780-582-8175, Attention Sherry Andre Magic Maintenance Supervisor Battle River Generating Station 780-582-8153 or 780-582-2185


CCHS prepares for 24 basketball teams at provincials By Murray Green Both of the senior basketball teams at the Camrose Composite High School will enjoy the luxury of playing on their court for provincials. CCHS's own version of March madness will be coordinating the 24 teams, officials, scorekeepers and hosting a banquet in just three days, March 15 to 17. "I think I’m getting 40 plus e-mails a day with things that need attention, but the great thing is – we have an amazing committee and amazing students in our school that are all pitching in," said Kristy Brown, chair of the 3A provincials. "We will be host to more than 350 players and coaches, and it’s going to be a great event." CCHS will have a team in both the girls' and boys' divisions. Both squads have been in the top 10 rankings all year. The boys are currently third in the province, while the girls are sitting at 10th. The opening ceremonies, with a theme of Running Down a Dream, will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday and a banquet at the Camrose Regional Exhibition will start at 6:45 p.m. with Leanne Doan as the guest speaker. In between will feature the first day of the scheduled games. "It’s an extreme honor for CCHS to host the basketball provincials," added principal Jim Ofrim. "We are looking forward to watching Alberta high school athletes demonstrate the character, commitment, and skill that brought them to the provincial championship. The steering committee began meeting over a year ago and have put an amazing amount of time and energy into organizing this event. Hosting provincials gives us an opportunity to showcase our incredible school and community to the rest of Alberta." The organizing committee consists of Kristy Brown, Graeme Thain, Andy Lyster, James Saby, Todd Markowsky, Patrick McFeely, Lorne Berg, Kathy Haugen, Carla Kinnee, Laura Hess, Kim Gawryliuk, Bob Jonson, Jim Ofrim, Jolene Lohner, Kim Balay, Joanne Miske and Tom Splia. All teams start in the A pool and they will drop down to the B pool after a loss. C pool games will be played to determine the ranking of all 12 teams. Gold/silver medal game for the girls will be played at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The boys' final follows at 7 p.m. Day passes or entire tournament weekend passes can be purchased at the door. Games will be played at both CCHS gyms and at Augustana.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of DORIS AGNES POWELL, who died on February 6, 2012. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by April 6, 2012, and provide details of your claim with JAMES H. ANDREASSEN at Andreassen Borth, Barristers & Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

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Estate of DARLENE B. JANS, who died on January 25, 2012. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by March 30, 2012, and provide details of your claim with JAMES H. ANDREASSEN at Andreassen Borth, Barristers & Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

In luge, students are tested on their speed By Dr. David “Doc” Larson, Luge Coach

What totally unique Camrose thrill lasts 28.2 seconds, in which you negotiate five totally different corners while going 250 metres downhill on a sled at the only place in North America where you can do this for university credits? And you do it three more times. You allow no more than a tenth-of-a-second difference in your times for all four runs: being able to finesse it that precisely is even more fun! The answer is a Physical Activity Natural Luge Class race at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus. The 2012 Augustana class luge race was special. First, this was the 20th luge class race since Larson proposed adding natural luge to the Augustana PAC courses following the 1990 Alberta Winter Games in Camrose. The 18 students in this year’s course brought the number

of students who have luge credits on their transcripts to more than 350. Second, for the first time in 20 years, two students pulled off the three-run consistency test with no more than a 0.1 second difference! In one case three runs, and in the other all four, were taken with terrific consistency. Congratulations to Allyson Saunders and Peter Franchuk. In natural luge, the sleds are very manoeuvrable and easily “driven” unlike most sliding devices on Canadian hills. The only requirement is to cross the finish line in contact with your sled. One race ended in a footrace due to a spin out on the flat part of the course. Since the results of a luge race is the sum of times for multiple runs, consistency is the key criteria for a luger (yes, sliders get that word rubbed in frequently). Luge is also one of the few sports where results are measured in hundredths of a second at national and international races.


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Brenda’s Restaurant Ltd. 4868-50 Street Saturday, March 3, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Mayor Marshall Chalmers

REMEMBER Please have your waste and compost out by 7:45 a.m. on Collection Day!

PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURE BYLAW #2694/12 Pursuant to the provisions of Section 22 of the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M-26, R.S.A. 2000, as amended, PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the City of Camrose proposes to pass Bylaw #2694/12 for the closure of Road Plan 9021582 lying within a plan of subdivision which was prepared by Cam-Alta Surveys Ltd. and registered in the North Alberta Land Registration District on June 6, 1990. Any person who claims to be affected prejudicially by the proposed closure of the road as noted above, may attend the Council meeting in person (or by an agent) on Monday, March 12, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, to present objections, or may submit objections, in writing, to the undersigned no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. For further information relative to the proposed road closure, or for information regarding any petition in respect of it may be obtained by contacting the undersigned at City Hall, or by phoning 780-6783027. The date of the last publication of this notice will be February 28, 2012. A sketch of the above noted property can be obtained from City Hall. Kim Isaak, General Manager of Corporate and Protective Services City of Camrose, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta T4V 0S8

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Residential Lots FOR SALE Camrose Premier Residential Subdivision

Luge coach David Larson, right, explains some techniques.

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Camrose Kodiaks leads Fountain Tire skills day The Camrose Kodiaks were helping in the community on Monday, Feb. 20, for the eleventh annual Fountain Tire - Skills Day. Numerous minor hockey participants signed up for an afternoon of fun and activity, as Camrose Kodiaks players ran on-ice drills and skill development sessions for the kids at the EnCana Arena in Camrose. Some of the areas of instruction included skating, passing, shooting, game preparation skills, and special instruction for goaltenders. Each minor hockey player

who participated received a Fountain Tire / Kodiak t-shirt, a hot dog and a pop after the skills session, and an autograph session with their hockey heroes! Fountain Tire and the Camrose Kodiaks are very proud to be able to present this community initiative to the minor hockey youth of Camrose and the surrounding area. For more information on this program, and for information on other excellent community initiatives in which the Kodiaks are involved, please click on

Minor hockey players and the Camrose Kodiaks made the Fountain Tire Skills Day a success on Feb. 20.

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Camrose 4-H Beef Club welcomes new members By Kathy Strilchuk, Club Reporter

The Camrose 4-H Beef Club held its registration in October 2011 with four new members joining our club this year. The club weigh-in was on October 15th at the Will Pattison farm. Our club volunteered to clean tables and wash dishes at the Elks Chicken and Rib Supper in November. In early January, we had our Christmas party at the Elks Hall in Round Hill. Members played board games, floor hockey and skateboarded. A few members attended the fitting

workshop at the CRE on January 14, 2012, where we learned how to groom our animals. On January 21, some members went to the Bull Congress in Camrose for a judging workshop. On Sunday, January 29th, we had our annual Spaghetti Dinner at Doughboys in Camrose. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and supported our club. Our club show is on March 31! Hopefully everyone’s working with his or her steer or heifer, and they’re getting them tamed and ready to show.

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Fun in the snow

Amalia Renman, daughter of Robert and Denise Renman, of Camrose, had fun playing in the snow on the weekend. Camrose received approximately 30 centimetres of snow, the most of the entire winter.

Report on the Legislature Doug Griffiths, MLA, Battle River - Wainwright Minister of Municipal Affairs Province to create a Property Rights Advocate

The Alberta government has introduced legislation to establish a Property Rights Advocate to strengthen landowner interests as development in the province occurs. Bill 6: the Property Rights Advocate Act supports the government’s position that landowners must have recourse to an independent tribunal, the courts, or both for the purpose of determining full and fair compensation for access to their land. Reporting to the Minister of Alberta Justice and Attorney General, the Property Rights Advocate Office will share independent and impartial information about property rights and help people determine the appropriate resolution mechanism including the courts. The Advocate will be required to table an annual report on the office’s business each year in the legislature. To view the proposed legislation, visit Creating a Property Rights Advocate is one of the actions recommended by the Property Rights Task Force following a consultation with Albertans. The

report of the Task Force and the detailed government response are available at Funding for test strips, new insulin drugs support better health for Albertans

Albertans with insulindependent diabetes will receive more coverage for vital supplies they need to maintain their health. The Alberta government is expanding coverage for supplies needed by insulin-dependent diabetics to monitor their blood glucose and help manage their disease. As of July 1, 2012, Alberta Health and Wellness will pay the costs of a comprehensive range of supplies for insulin-dependent diabetics through the Alberta Blue Cross Seniors, Non-group and Palliative Care Drug plans to a maximum $600 per person per year. The funding will cover lancets, syringes/needles/cartridges and test strips for insulindependent diabetics. The expanded funding will assist approximately 20,500 insulin-dependent Albertans and 1,500 women with gestational diabetes at an estimated cost of $13.3 million, bringing total government diabetes supply coverage to $26.6 million. The

expanded funding is in addition to the $8 million Alberta Health and Wellness dedicates annually to the Alberta Monitoring for Health Program and the $5.3 million Alberta Human Services and Alberta Seniors spend to assist low-income individuals with diabetes. Lantus and Levemir, two new long-lasting insulins, were also added to the list of drugs this month to provide more options for Albertans to manage their diabetes. Budget 2012 invests in people. It allocates approximately 75 per cent of provincial funding to the core programs of health, education and human services without raising taxes, while forecasting a return to a balanced budget by 2013-14. As the MLA for Battle River - Wainwright, I am always available to assist constituents. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new Property Rights Advocate, expanded coverage for Albertans with insulin-dependent diabetes, or any other matter, I can be reached in my constituency office at 780-842-6177, or in my Legislature office at 780-427-3744. Also, please subscribe to my e-newsletter at

Camrose and District Support Services welcomed the new year in a solid financial position to continue supporting programs and services that enhance the social and personal well-being of area residents. In 2012, CDSS will continue to fund the Boys and Girls Club, Hay Lakes Play School, Service Options for Seniors, and The Open Door, all of which operate independently at CDSS. CDSS will also fund and operate Camrose and District Play School, Home Support/ Meals on Wheels, the Family Resource Centre/Parent Link Centre (indoor playground, Triple P Parenting, Roots of Empathy, city and rural playgrounds), the Family Violence Action Society (Anger Management, Changing Ways, Choices, Parenting After Violence, youth programs, individual counselling), OSCAR out-of-school care, and the Rural Communities program. Call 780-672-0141 for information about internal CDSS programs and services. The 2012 CDSS Help Book is updated annually and is used extensively by CDSS staff in conjunction with CDSS information and referral services. Local agencies wishing copies of the 2012 Help Book should call us at 780-672-0141 to reserve some for pickup. The 2012 Help Book is also available on-line in searchable database format at Also available on-line via the CDSS website: the Directory of Clubs and Organizations, a former Volunteer Centre resource. When the Volunteer Centre ended operations in June, 2011, CDSS pledged to continue a few of its services. In addition to maintaining the directory we will post local volunteer opportunities on our website – call us at 780-6720141 for more information. Please note that CDSS cannot provide screening, placement and monitoring in relation to specific volunteer opportunities. CDSS is the FCSS program for Camrose and district. FCSS stands for Family and Community Support Services. FCSS is a provincial-municipal partnership mandated to provide local preventive social services, with 80 per cent of funding from the province and 20 per cent

(required minimum match) from participating municipalities.. CDSS municipal partners include: Camrose County, the City of Camrose, and the villages of Bawlf, Bittern Lake, Edberg, Ferintosh, Hay Lakes, New Norway and Rosalind. The provincial FCSS grant has remained static for the past few years. We are grateful to our municipal partners for the various ways they have helped us meet rising costs. Thanks to the County, the City and the villages of Edberg, Ferintosh, Hay Lakes, New Norway and Rosalind for providing us with over-contributions beyond the required municipal match in 2011. Provincially, FCSS is part of the new Ministry of Human Services. The new Ministry is much bigger than the former Children and Youth Services. We are working locally, within the Ministry and through the FCSS Association of Alberta to ensure that FCSS is not lost among the various Human Services streams competing for attention. CDSS is excited to hear that the Government of Alberta plans to develop a social policy framework for Alberta and that the Poverty Reduction Strategy, begun in fall 2010 as a partnership between the FCSSAA and the Inter-City Form on Social Policy, may eventually have a contributing role. For more information on the Poverty Reduction Strategy – now called Action to End Poverty in Alberta – check the AEPA website: or consider "liking" the AEPA's Facebook page (access through the website) to receive regular updates. Finally, CDSS director Margaret Holliston has been busy serving on a provincial steering committee working on a new FCSS Outcomes Measurement template, complete with a menu of indicators and surveys. (Some people find this work very exciting). The new template will help local FCSS programs assess client-based outcome achievements without, at the same time, taking too much time away from actual service delivery. It will be launched at the spring FCSS directors' network in Lethbridge at the end of March.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER February 28, 2012

Karol Ilnicki

Bruce William Helmig

Wilmer Radawetz

Mr. Karol Ilnicki of Camrose passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Karol is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Josephine; three daughters Linda (Allen) Tomaszewski, Marlene (David) Hearn and Jeannette Ilnicki; five grandchildren Brian (Bharbra) Tomaszewski, Karen (Mike) Klimek, AnneMarie (Kerry) MacDonald, Michael Hearn, Caley (Agnieszka) Hearn; five greatgrandchildren Owen and Ian Tomaszewski, Korbin, Aspyn and Lochlan Klimek. Karol was predeceased by his parents Mike and Tatianna Ilnicki; sister Antonia Petryshen; and brother Tony Ilnicki. A prayer service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from Burgar Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (5010-48A Avenue, Camrose) with Father Larry Pederson as celebrant. Interment will take place in Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Building Fund (5010-48A Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0K8); St. Mary’s Hospital Palliative Care Fund or St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel Fund (4607-53 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1Y5); St. Joseph Priests’ Foundation of Edmonton (8421-101 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6A 0L1); or the Cross Cancer Clinic (11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2). To send condolences, please visit

Mr. Bruce Helmig of Camrose passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the age of 68 years. Bruce was born on May 18, 1943 in Daysland, Alberta to Bill and Florence Helmig. He was the fifth youngest of six children. Bruce is survived by his wife Shirley; son Scott (Janna); and three very loved grandchildren Shelby, Clay and Leliah; Janna’s daughter Samantha; one brother Brian (Donna); one half-sister Fern Borgel; one sister-in-law Shirley Helmig; one brotherin-law Alfred Borgel; mother-in-law Tillie Boles; brother-in-law Ron (Sharon) Boles; sisters-in-law Colleen (Bill) Zukowsky and Arlene Swartz; and many nephews and nieces. Bruce was predeceased by his parents W.J (Bill) and Florence (Bard) Helmig; brother Lorne; brother Glen and his wife Loyola; sister Hazel and her husband Don Roth; father-in-law Gordon Boles; brother-inlaw Ted Swartz; and great-niece Faith Boles. A funeral service was held on Friday February 24, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. from Grace Lutheran Church in Camrose, Alberta, with Rev. Jeff Nilsson officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Grace Lutheran Church or to the charity of your choice. To send condolences, please visit

September 11, 1931 – February 23, 2012 We are very sad to announce that Wilmer passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 80 years. His last months were spent at St. Mary’s Hospital under the excellent care of the nurses on Unit 2. He will be lovingly missed and his memory cherished by his wife Shirley; his daughters Joanne (Earl) and Jennifer (Kendall); and his son James (Deanna); grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister Olga and brothers Henry, George and Joseph. A funeral service will be held at Weber’s Mount Pleasant Chapel, #2 Mount Pleasant Drive, Camrose, at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2012. Inurnment will take place at Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose on a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z2. Condolences may be made at

Camrose and Daysland was in care of the arrangements Phone 780-672-2121 “Serving your community since 1906”

Jim Prost Jim Prost of Round Hill, Alberta passed away on February 22, 2012 at the age of 59 years. He is survived by his loving wife Connie; daughters Starla and Pamela (Justin); sons Ryan and Bradford (Mellisa); grandson Emmett and granddaughter Sophia; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A prayer vigil and eulogy will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Weber’s Mount Pleasant Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., February 29, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Camrose, Alberta. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Camrose Flying Club. Condolences may be made at

The family of

Doris Powell …would like to thank everyone for the kindness shown to Mom during her illness. Special thanks to the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital and especially to the wonderful team on Unit 5. Also, thank you for the love and outpouring of support after her passing. Much appreciation and thanks to Rev. Brian Hunter, organist Carolyn Olson and the compassionate staff of Burgar Funeral Home. The inspirational words and tributes for Mom given by the Ladies’ Auxiliary – Royal Canadian Legion and the Women’s Institute were very much appreciated. The Ladies’ Auxiliary also provided a lovely lunch. In lieu of thank you cards, a donation is being given to the Battle River Community Foundation. – Dale and Cheryl, Ray and Claire, Robert and P.J.

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Marvin Klein

Irvin Isaac

who passed away on March 3, 1992 and brothers Tom (1991), Pat (1997) and Bitz (2011) Ever remembered, ever loved, Your family

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Camrose and Daysland was in care of the arrangements Phone 780-672-2121 “Serving your community since 1906”

…would like to thank everyone who came to visit during Irvin’s illness, and to all who sent flowers, cards, came to sing, or brought food. Your support during this time was greatly appreciated. A warm thank you to Dr. Torok-Both, Dr. Slabbert, Gary, all the staff on Unit 2, and Deanna and Maureen from Home Care. Your care and consideration was deeply appreciated. Thank you to Lyle Birch as well as Weber Funeral Home for your guidance and direction with all of the arrangements. Thanks to the ladies of the Evangelical Free Church for serving lunch. Your thoughts, prayers and support has been greatly appreciated. – Grace, Cindy, Donna, Arlene, Debby and our families


who passed away on March 1, 2009 Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts, you are always there. The gates of memory will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows. With tender love and deep regrets, We who loved you will never forget. Memories always, Daughters Edie, Ruby, Alice, Nancy and Florence

who passed away on February 26, 2011 Dad, it’s hard to believe a year has passed But God wanted you in His heavenly cast. I miss you so much, my heart still aches, But home is where you went, make no mistake. I remember the twinkle in your eye When we would share a special moment, Just you and I. I loved being your partner in any sport, Because a lot of people would want to abort. You always barbecued the best steaks, That’s a record no one else could break. Being little or big, you always held my hand, Which filled my life with so much grand. I loved being your one and only daughter, You wouldn’t believe how much you taught her. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers, Until we meet again, I will always care. Your daughter, Shauna Klein

In loving memory of

Dale Wayne Trach His Journey’s Just Begun Don’t think of him as gone away – His journey’s just begun, Life holds so many facets – This earth is only one. Just think of him as resting From the sorrows and the tears In a place of warmth and comfort Where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing That we could know today How nothing but our sadness Can really pass away. And think of him as living In the hearts of those he touched … For nothing loved is ever lost – And he was loved so much. Always in our hearts, Veronica and family

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