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Celebrating 60 years • 1952-2012 Always better – always better read Vol. LXI, No. 2

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December 4, 2012

The Old Man (Trevor McTavish) opens his “Major Award” from the $50,000 giant jackpot prize contest. Mom (Rayna Benke) is left a little disappointed as Ralphie (Davis Dewalt) and Randy (Dakota Ekelund) admire the “Major Award.” Inset picture is of Ralphie (Logan Hicks) in Aunt Clara’s bunny pajamas. All children were double cast; Davis and Logan are sharing the character Ralphie.

INSIDE Photo by Ron Pilger

Christmas Gift Guide Pages 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15 Entertainment and Dining Pages 12, 13 and 18 to 21 Obituaries Page 29 Special Occasions Page 33 On-the-Road and Auto Classifieds Pages 34 to 42 and 52 Classifieds Pages 47 to 51

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A Christmas Story

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over the next couple of weeks. Churchmice Players, under the direction of Mike Hicks, kicked off the club’s pre-Christmas show December 1 and 2 in Daysland and will head over to Bashaw for a pair of shows on December 8 and 9. Thursday, December 13 has been proclaimed family night for the play. It is the first of four shows at the Bailey Theatre in Camrose. The final two evening shows will be elaborate dinner shows at the wonderful, reclaimed facility. A Christmas Story is full of humour and sub-plots. Churchmice Player actors and behind the scenes personnel have been working hard for months perfecting their roles. It is a production that deserves a full house each and every show.

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Council denies Bailey request By Dan Jensen

Camrose City council has denied a Bailey Theatre Society request for a one-time grant of $250,000 and a yearly operating grant of $150,000. The request was bantered around at length during a Nov. 26 special meeting at City Hall in which the mayor and councillors stated repeatedly their opposition of channeling more money into a private society. The City of Camrose has already given $1,000,000 to the Bailey Theatre Society with the proviso that the Society not ask for operating funds. Mayor Marshall Chalmers said City council has already made the decision that the Camrose Performing Arts Centre is going to be the community facility. "We have already gone through the process of how much we are going to contribute on an annual basis knowing that at any one time there is always that chance there could be more." Councillor John Howard, while he would like to see the Bailey Theatre Society succeed, he cannot continue to justify handing money to a private society over which the taxpayers' representatives have no voice. He added the society has not presented council with a detailed business plan in spite of repeated requests. "We have seen some numbers speculating what the future might be and to go from $240 one year to $250,000 the next year in fundraising â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I would just like to see how that is going to work." Councillor Greg Wood said council will have to have a discussion in the future to determine the proper balance between what it puts into recreation and what it puts into the arts. He noted the City of Camrose is currently spending almost $2 million on recreation and parks, and will be increasing that when the performing arts centre comes on stream. "We are accused at times of not putting money into culture but we are heavily invested." Councillor Max Lindstrand said the formation of a Camrose arts authority is the way the City needs to go. "We can't cover our eyes and say the Bailey doesn't exist. It is there and it is a very fine facility and it certainly has to in some way fit into our future, into the equation. If we are running the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre and the CPAC and the Bailey Theatre there has to be efficiencies in having a common authority governing those facilities." Councillor Lindstrand said council has to bear in mind that everything it does has a cost. "The City is in the business of providing services for people and everything costs money. I mean, are we prepared to continue to pay $500,000 or $600,000 in net cost to the swimming pool? Are we prepared to continue to pay a million dollars in net costs to run the three ice surfaces in town? These are the arguments that the arts folks are going to raise with us. Why are you prepared to provide for those net costs and yet you are not prepared to support us in our endeavours with regard to the arts?" Continued on page 16

Santa Claus stopped at the Duggan Mall during Midnight Madness to pick up Christmas lists from children in the Camrose area on Nov. 30. Jayden Kowal, left, and friend Paulina Velazquez explained to Santa that they were good this year. The jolly fellow vowed to be back in Camrose on Christmas Day.

Council receives update on new City Hall By Dan Jensen

Camrose City council has given the green light to the City manager to proceed, when he is ready, with the tendering of the City Hall project. "There could be some danger in not moving ahead because of the timelines of getting the tender and documents out there," said City councillor Max Lindstrand at a special council meeting Nov. 26. The current budget for the new City Hall is $16 million. "Sixteen million is felt to be a reasonable figure but the estimate does have some fluctuation in terms of what we might see at this point," said City manager Damian Herle. "That could be $15.2 million up to $17.6 million." The City Hall would be funded with $15 million from the provincial government's Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) program, and $1 million from City reserves. Herle told council there is still work to do by City administration to refine drawings and plans to make sure they are complete before the call for tenders is issued.

"The more work we do upfront in making sure they are ready to go the better our tender amounts will be in terms of accuracy." Under the current timeline the City plans to close tenders in January 2013 and award the construction contract in February or March. The construction of the new building is expected to take place from June, 2013 to December 2014, with the move in of City staff scheduled for January, 2015. City staff would move out of the existing building in April and May of 2013. "We are working on tentative plans in terms of relocating the City Hall staff to Mirror Lake Centre," said Herle. "Most of the staff would be on the main floor of Mirror Lake Centre." City council will not be obligated to issue a contract to any of the contractors that submit a tender. Jocelyn Kew, from Kew Illustrations Ltd., the project management firm, told council January will be a good time to put the City Hall out for bids. "It is very competitive right now. A lot of oilsands projects are

on hold for various reasons so the contractors are eager. They will come back from Christmas break, hopefully be able to look at the package, give it attention and bid accordingly." The new City Hall would be built to accommodate up to 90 staff in ten to twenty years' time, up from the 58 staff at present. Three of the four floors would be occupied right away. "We estimate that we will be fully occupying the three floors in ten years," said City general manager of engineering services Kriss Sarson. "At that time we would look at finishing the fourth floor." Updated plans for the new City Hall include underground parking for 27 vehicles, as well as 20 parking stalls on grade and 57 stalls across the street that would be leased from the provincial government. Vivian Manasc, from Manasc Isaac Architects, told council that underground parking was determined to be less costly and more environmentally friendly than buying additional land to accommodate all the vehicles. "Keeping cars underground is considered to be a

green building strategy. In the LEED rating system you get more points for putting cars underground for two reasons. One is that you waste less land and the other is that you tend to have less people idling cars, preheating cars and running car warmers." Manasc said the newer mechanical systems and technologies that will be used in the new building will result in operating costs of approximately $8 per square foot, down from the $12 to $15 per square foot cost in the current City Hall. "Even though we aren't doing any direct energy generation on the site we are doing a lot of heat recovery. One of the advantages that has been created by the underground parking is that we have more places to pump our waste to, so heat used in other parts of the building can go down and keep the cars from freezing." Herle said there are costs associated with not doing anything at all, as both the current City Hall and the Mirror Lake Centre are in need of upgrades. "As council is aware, we have an ongoing occupational

health and safety issue with this building. Now that it is a legislated matter in terms of ensuring safety under the occupational health and safety regulations, and that is specifically the identification of black mould, the City is continuing to take steps as part of that process. We undergo regular air quality testing and that air quality testing has a cost involved of itself." Herle added there are ten furnaces downtstairs in the City Hall that were due for replacement ten years ago. The provincial government has indicated that it is willing to lease three lots across the street for parking at current market rates. The City of Camrose is currently leasing a lot for parking at a cost of $2,800 per year. Manasc replied to concerns about the high water table and the risk of flooding in the underground parking area by noting that the plan is to install waterproofing around the perimeter of the building. She said the contractor will be instructed to be careful during construction so as not to exacerbate the problem. Continued on page 32

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Letters to the Editor

NEW BUSINESS Tiny Cakes Cafe owner Grace Thompson holds a tray of cupcakes with Mayor Marshall Chalmers (right) and City of Camrose economic development coordinator Ray Telford at the grand opening of her business Nov. 17. Tiny Cakes Cafe, located at 5005-50 Avenue, Camrose, offers a wide assortment of tasty treats, including cupcakes, home made soups, sandwiches, salads, coffee and gelato.

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. In my defense

PEN POINTS by Berdie Fowler

About the Bailey Theatre What is going to happen to the Bailey? That question has been reverberating around the community since last week’s Camrose City Council meeting in which the Bailey Theatre Society’s request for funding was turned down. To me, that doesn’t mean the demise of the Bailey; it simply means that another source of funding has to be tapped, albeit with haste if closing the doors is to be avoided. Although the council turned down the request for a onetime grant of $250,000 and annual operating grant of $150,000, it was obvious that it was not a hostile refusal. As individuals, the mayor and councillors personally hoped the Bailey would survive. Many in the community had similar hopes and at least one councillor said of the calls he had received from citizens, as many urged acceptance of the Bailey request as opposed it. Council turned down the request because it would be inappropriate to use public money to support a private society’s enterprise without having a voice in its operation; in addition, the City had earlier provided $1 million for capital costs with the proviso that there would be no further input for operational expense. With supportive attitude, Council also discussed exploring a possible resolution by establishing a common arts authority that would include the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre, the Performing Arts Centre and the Bailey Theatre. That would require some reorganization of the Bailey Theatre Society but would give the City a voice in the Theatre affairs. Council also suggested that the Bailey Theatre Society conduct fund-raising campaigns as other organizations do with success. Theatres, arenas, universities, hospitals, libraries and the like are not self-supporting. Evidence is their walls featuring names of donors who help to establish and sustain the operations – from the Winspeare Theatre in Edmonton to St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose. The philanthropists give with no expectation of personal gain. In years and months before the Bailey was actually refurbished, I attended meetings where Camrose citizens urged, with great passion, restoration of the Bailey Theatre because of its historical significance, because it would enhance activity in downtown Camrose, and provide a venue for performers. Some of those persons have put sweat equity into the project thus far and perhaps monetary contributions as well – we don’t know. We do know that some $8 million in funding to date has come from two former Camrose residents plus federal, provincial and municipal sources. We now have in service a restored historic site; it would be shameful and embarrassing for the whole community if it failed after such significant investment. How can we save the Bailey? It is asking for a one-time grant of $250,000 and an annual grant of $150,000. That would require 250 people in the community to donate $1,000 each (some more, some less), and 150 local citizens who would give $1,000 each on an annual basis. That would cover the amount requested and, I believe, is not out of reach. Would people give? They would IF the fear of failure was alleviated – by including the Bailey under the wing of a common arts authority, as already suggested by council, or some other long-term arrangement to sustain it. As well, prospective donors must be asked to give as other organizations have done successfully with regular fund-raising campaigns. Surely giving up is not an option now because the reality is that a restored Bailey is actually here and in service. We have a choice.

After publishing my last letter I was told that writing an atheistic pro-life argument was not the best idea in the world. In my defense I can only say that Mr. Baker asked for such an argument and I thought I should oblige him. I did, however, take pains to show that if we begin from an atheistic belief system there is no foundation for moral arguments. Clearly that wasn’t expressed well and, since it is what drove me into the Christian church, I will expand upon it. According to atheism the world and everything in it is the result of physical causes over time. The ‘Big Bang’ started things off and, after several billion years, physics and chemistry produced animate matter. Time and physics do not have moral content. Moral content is not a physical property and time merely measures duration. The same applies to reason, truth, and choice. Our ability to reason, to discover truth, to choose how we act, and to assign a moral value to those actions all ‘transcend’ the dimensions of physics and time. For this reason, they are called ‘transcendental properties.’ This is not a new idea. Darwin, the man who “made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist” knew this. In a letter to William Graham he wrote, "With me the horrid doubt always arises

whether the convictions of man's mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy." And biochemist J. B. S. Haldane noted, "If my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of [physical materials] in my brain, I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true ... and hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of [physical materials]." Yet, we think and act as moral free agents. Even the atheist reasons from ideas and experience to moral conclusions which they believe are true. But if atheism is true then those thoughts and their conclusions are an illusion, a ghost in the machine. If atheism is true then the sum of human experience is false. "Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. The cure for this is first to show that religion is not contrary to reason, but worthy of reverence and respect. Next make it attractive, make good men wish it were true, and then show that it is." Blaise Pascal Many atheists use the word “reason” in the same way the superstitious use magic charms; to keep them safe from things they do not understand. Few perform the act of reasoning. If they did, they would see the folly of their way and be forced to admit, “There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in your philosophy, Horatio.” Dave Gosse, Camrose The Alberta debt

I would like to remind everybody once again that I am no expert in politics. I am simply an Albertan with an opinion. This letter is going to address the area of debt. Premier Redford made a statement justifying putting more debt onto Alberta's plate and the finance minster, Doug Horner, made a very interesting

comparison in one of his statements. Premier Redford stated in one of her statements, "If everything we do right now is fully funded with cash in the bank, then we are never going to build anything more in this province." In addition to her comment, the finance minister, Doug Horner compared the government going into debt with a couple taking out a mortgage on a home. First of all, most of us Canadians are too far into debt. The Bank of Canada has stated that fact. It is my opinion that it is common sense that though roads, bridges and hospitals are very important, they are considered a depreciating asset and they do put taxpayers solely at risk if something goes wrong. On the other hand, a home which a couple buys with a mortgage is an appreciating asset which is regularly sold and even if things do go bad, the taxpayers are not on the hook for it. Now, our wonderful MLA, Verlyn Olson was elected by the majority of this area to serve their interests. I am sure that many of you are confident that he does have your interest in mind as he works very hard day by day. Keeping that in mind, I would like to encourage him to ask his boss, Ms. Redford to explain the main reason why she is pushing this province into debt? Is this in the interest of all of present and future Albertans? As I have stated in my last letter, that we as Albertans better stand up and say something. Evil does prevail when good men and women do nothing. Our MLAs are elected to look after the taxpayers' interests and not the interests of their own party. They are totally accountable to the people who voted them in. This is something for all of you to think about. Lorne W.P. Vanderwoude Camrose

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Councillor Daryl Shillington said he can see himself supporting some kind of operating grant for the Bailey, but that grant would have to come with a lot of attachments to it in terms of how the Bailey is structured and how the City of Camrose can be involved. He added he would like to have discussions with the society to obtain its views on a cultural authority and the synergies it could work out with the performing arts centre. "I would like to see it succeed and I think a lot of donors would like to see it succeed." Councillor Earle Berry questioned what council could do over the last five or six months of 2013 to get the Bailey to the stage where it will be able to start looking at ways it can share costs with the performing arts centre and the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre. "Obviously they have a manager and all the technicians over there, and CPAC isn't going to need them for another 12 months or thereabouts, but if we could get them closer to that maybe that is something that has worth to all three." Council had mixed reactions to the request from the Bailey Theatre Society to have the next meeting in camera. "I think it is a great idea to have a meeting," said councillor Blatz. "I am really not keen on the idea of trying our best to make it an in camera meeting. Ultimately the money that is going to be spent is taxpayer money and it just doesn't look good. I am not comfortable sitting behind closed doors with the committee because that is the way they want it." Councillor Howard argued the relationship city council has with the Bailey would have to be reviewed before any decision is made to provide future operating dollars. "I think we have to come to a point where we recognize that if a group of private citizens wants to entertain a business more power to them," said Howard, "but we don't fund it and we specifically don't fund the operation of it." Councillor Galenza said he has received some serious criticisms from residents saying that it should not be supporting a private operation. He also stressed the importance of making a decision quickly in order to finalize what is going to be a tough budget. "We have been elected to make decisions. A lot of them are going to be unpopular. Certainly, from my emails and things I have, as many people are for it as against it." Mayor Chalmers and a few other members of council questioned the amount of fund-raising the Bailey Theatre Society has been doing to date in relation to other societies that are trying to keep their operations afloat. "These (other) people are out there trying to make this go and I just don't see that from the Bailey right now. We have heard how they have talked to other people but I just don't see the effort."

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Special concert at Fridhem Dec. 9 By Dan Jensen




There's always something special about a concert in a country church. Especially when that concert is in a church as historically significant as Fridhem Baptist. Concert in a Country Church, featuring the sounds of the Augustana choir and Manskor – Augustana's men's choir – will be held at Fridhem Baptist Church this Sunday, starting at 7 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring coffee and seasonal cookies, cakes and fruits for Duket Bord. Fridhem is a sacred site dating back to the late 1800s when Swedish settlers arrived south of already existing Duhamel (also known as Laboucane Métis Settlement) on the Battle River in what was then the North-

west Territories. At the time, Wetaskiwin was the regional centre for trade and the arrival of new people who were coming to farm in the surrounding areas. At first the new settlers gathered in homes for worship. Due to hardship and epidemic, several newcomers died in the early days, resulting in the creation of Fridhem Cemetery as one of the earliest ecumenical burial places in the area. Although the present church was built in 1926, the broader geographical reach of the early settlers is an important part of the overall history. In the summer of July, 2000, the 100th anniversary of the worship community was honoured with a guided tour of the places where the early settlers had lived. Since the formation of the Friends of Fridhem Soci-

ety in 1992, focus has been on identifying and protecting the flora and fauna of the site, and on maintaining and restoring the church. Alberta Historical Resources, Camrose County Municipal Historic Resources and many volunteers have helped secure and interpret this important historical site for future generations. Fridhem Church may be found by travelling 30 minutes south of Camrose on Highway 21 to Ferintosh. At gravel pit corner turn east. You will find the church 3.5 miles down Range Road 440 on the south side of the road. The concert is being jointly sponsored by the Friends of Fridhem Society, St. Thomas Catholic Church Duhamel, and the Association for Life-wide Living (ALL) of Alberta.

Norsemen Inn, Camrose 7:00 p.m. – $25.00 per person Come and enjoy an inspiring evening of Christmas music and mini-testimonies Good Food – Great Fellowship – Prayer

EVERYONE WELCOME For information or reservations, call 780-889-2143 or 780-387-5099

Longest Night S E R V I C E

This worship service is to provide an opportunity for those who may be grieving, hurting, in pain, lonely, or simply not connected with the public joy of the Advent and Christmas seasons. All who are experiencing the pain of loss – of a person, a job, a way of life, a pet – or hurting for any reason, are invited to attend this non-denominational time of worship.

Sunday, December 9, 2012 7:00 p.m. U of A Augustana Campus Faith & Life Chapel

Making music together

There will be a time of gathering for conversation and light refreshments after the service. THIS AD KINDLY PROVIDED BY BURGAR FUNERAL HOME

Nickolas Shapka of the Camrose Preschool helps Charlie Killam School band teacher Bob Bailey play the trombone during a tour. The children learned about the instruments that make up a band.

Camrose Public Library supporting the What did you read today? campaign By Dan Jensen

Camrose Public Library is encouraging residents to get involved in the "What did you read today?" campaign. "What did you read today?" was created by the National Reading Campaign, an unprecedented coalition of librarians, educators, booksellers, publishers, readers and writers to help make reading a national priority and bring the joy of reading to Canadians. The campaign includes a pair of fun contests, one for the general public and one for kids.

Both contests run until Dec. 31, and are open to Canadian residents only. The contest for the general public asks Canadians to tweet what they are reading @readingcampaign with #whatdidy ouread today for the chance to win one of ten Kobo eReaders pre-loaded with a selection of great eBooks. "Entrants can share a title, author or even type of reading material that they're reading, like a magazine or graphic novel, because all reading matters,"

said Camrose Public Library programmer Nicole Bannick. As an added bonus, Kobo will donate $1 to the National Reading Campaign for every contest entry tweet that is received, up to $10,000, to help grow reading in Canada. The contest for kids gives public libraries and schools the chance to win $1,000 in new books. "We've designed a simple "What did you read today?" contest kit that allows public librarians and teachers to create a vibrant wall or space where read-

ers can post what they're reading, promoting discussions about reading in many forms," said Bannick. The National Reading Campaign website describes reading as the simple, accessible, ordinary yet extraordinary thing we do that makes us, and every day, better. "Just by opening a book, a blog or whatever you choose, you open yourself up to new ideas, cultures and perspectives," states the site. "And in a global economy where knowledge is power, reading is the turbine. That’s why when Canada reads,

Canada grows. As citizens, reading helps us understand and act with full confidence on crucial issues. But new technologies and media choices, lifestyle changes, unprecedented competition for our leisure time and much more have changed Canadians’ reading habits, and not for the better. Most disturbing of all, fewer and fewer children are reporting that they enjoy reading. Curiosity, imagination, and all the other vital things that reading sparks – and our future needs – are at risk."

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Advent and Christmas at CAMROSE UNITED CHURCH For more information, call 780-672-2176

December 9 – Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with Bells, Choirs and Advent Carols

2 012 F E S T I VA L O F T R E E S

Thank You!

December 16 – Muffins and Mementos following worship. Come enjoy a potluck muffin brunch and make some Christmas ornaments. December 24 – Family Christmas Eve Service at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Worship with Communion at 9 p.m.

To Our Corporate Sponsors

December 2, 9, 16 and 23 – Regular Worship at 10 a.m. each Sunday with Children and Youth Programs. December 9, 16 and 23 – Alternate Family Worship at 9 a.m. Family-oriented prayer, music, interactive discussions and activities.

Your tremendous support has once again contributed greatly towards making this year’s festival an overwhelming success and a truly memorable event!

December 30 and January 6 – Regular worship at 10 a.m. There will be no scheduled program for children and youth, but activities will be provided in the sanctuary.

Musings will not gather on December 30 and January 6. The staff of Camrose United Church wishes everyone a blessed and meaningful preparation time during Advent and a spirit-filled celebration as we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.

CENTRAL AGENCIES INC. McTavish Deliveries Ltd. • Burgar Funeral Home • Harberg, Nikiforuk & Wood LLP • Camrose Thrift Shop • Grant Thornton LLP • KONTO Furniture/Sofa Land

Monday, December 31, 2012 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight Camrose Legion

Dance to Country Twilight Late Lunch served Tickets: $10/person Pick them up at the Legion or call 780-672-3325

‘Entrancing stand-up bass, deep honkytonk and self-penned songs’

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Windwood Group Main Street Unisex Hair Co. (1988) Camrose Regional Exhibition Lamb Ford Sales Ltd. The Grocery People Selmac Sales Francoeur Cleaners Ltd. Norsemen Inn M&M Meat Shops City of Camrose Royal LePage – Don Forestier, Kathy Niven, Tom and Leona Calhoun • Dr. Mark Cloarec & Associates • Fielding and Company LLP • Camrose County

December 7 and 8

COMING SOON: Abbey Powell, Dec. 14 and 15; Drew Gregory, Dec. 21 and 22 Phone 780-679-7612 5017-51 Street, Camrose Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Smitty’s Family Restaurant Camrose Booster Ltd. Farnham West Stolee LLP from Kicks to Kids Bra Necessities Drever Agencies/D&D Vehicle Sales Wild Rose Co-op Ltd. Boston Pizza Land West ATB Financial Knaut Johnson Francoeur LLP Canadian Tire Camrose Resort Casino OPT Options in Waste Management McClellan Wheaton GM

ALSO, A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO… • Unwrap the Magic Silent and Live Auction donors and buyers • Ron Pedersen for volunteering his time to MC and conduct the live auction at Unwrap the Magic • All our fantastic volunteers • All the wonderful entertainment participants • Camrose Regional Exhibition operations staff whose commitment to this event is amazing. The generosity and tireless efforts are inspirational. Donations from the Festival of Trees will be made to: Merry Christmas Cheer Fund, Camrose Children’s Choir, Air Cadets, Girl Guides, Ballet Camrose, Battle River Community Foundation – Friends of the Festival of Trees. As well, donations of food and cash given during the event went to Camrose Food Bank.

Merry Christmas!

– Camrose Regional Exhibition

We hope your holiday season contains all the ingredients for success – fun, family and friends!

With Glad Tidings from All of Us!

Join us for a Turkey Dinner!

Shane Chisholm and his Poorboy stand-up bass


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CITY COUNCILLOR Brandon Blatz Ph. (780)672-2962 or (780)678-1145 City of Camrose 5204-50 Ave., Camrose, Alberta T4V 0S8 Ph. (780)672-4426, Fax (780)672-2469

Email Note: This informational advertisement was personally funded by Councillor Brandon Blatz. No public/tax dollars whatsoever were used in its creation or publication.

Friday, Dec. 14 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all the trimmings $14.75/plate FREE DESSERT!

Brenda’s Restaurant 4868-50 Street, Camrose Phone 780-679-4188

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The Xtatix Big Band is back by popular demand! Tickets for this Bailey Theatre fund-raiser include an amazing dinner by Prairie Oven and complimentary champagne at midnight. THIS EVENT WAS SOLD OUT LAST YEAR! Call 780-672-5510

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“Rankin’s voice oozes sincerity and his wellcrafted compositions probe matters of the heart with subtle effectiveness.” – Exclaim

Saturday, December 8, 8 p.m. at Scalliwags Pub & Rum Bar

By Murray Green

Sunday, December 16, 7 p.m. The Bailey Theatre, 5041-50 Street, Camrose Featuring vocals by Charlene Brown, Carolyn Olson Blue Thistle – Deanna Didriksen, Michelle Kennedy Hawkins, Tova Olson and the instrumental talents of Lucas Brown, John McCune, Curtis Mokry, Brad Mokry, Lael Olson, Julia Wiewel with Cathie Johnson as storyteller Tickets: $15 students, $22 adults Call The Bailey Theatre at 780-672-5510 or visit to purchase

Tickets include a dessert from a selection provided by Malorie’s Cakes and Catering Beverages available for purchase Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Camrose Composite High School Music Department

4919-47 Street, Camrose

TICKETS: Candler Art Gallery, 5002-50 Street, Camrose or at the Door: $20 Students $10

NEXT UP: Kim Churchill, Dec. 13 at Scalliwags COMING SOON: Jaron Rovensky, Dec. 21, Bailey Theatre THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS Friends of Rose City Roots stay at the

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Shirt off My Back Tailoring

Rose Country Realty Ltd. Don Forestier, Royal LePage

Rankin back in Camrose for Roots concert Dec. 8

• Concert Band • Choruses • Jazz Band • Vocal Jazz

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 7:30 p.m. CCHS East Gym SILVER COLLECTION AT THE DOOR

The first time country music performer Jimmy Rankin played in Camrose, it was on a family trip. You might remember Jimmy stepping on stage in the Rose City in 1997 with the Rankin Family on the main stage at the Big Valley Jamboree. The Rankin Family warmed up the crowd with eastern Canadian country music prior to Tim McGraw's performance. Jimmy has come a long way since then. This time, the performer will be appearing at Scalliwags Pub and Rum Bar on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. Jimmy's debut solo album Song Dog, came out in 2001 with the majority of Canadians already knowing his name. The Rankin Family Band from Mabou, Cape Breton, had great success with 15 East Coast Music Awards, six Junos, three Canadian Country Music Awards from five albums over nine years. Song Dog was an instant success and earning him a Juno for best roots artist. In 2011, Jimmy released his fourth solo recording, called Forget About the World. Another former BVJ artist, Keith Urban, plays on a couple of tracks.

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Christmas Open House Please join me on Friday, December 7th for our Annual Christmas Open House from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at my constituency office, 4945 – 50 St., Camrose

For further information: Phone: 780-608-4600 Kevin Sorenson, M.P. Crowfoot


BVJ adds more acts By Murray Green

[Hypnotist Extraordinaire] ‘The most original, most charismatic. Best hypnotist in the world.”

With the headliners in place for the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose from August 1 to 4, Panhandle Productions added some depth to the line-up. Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum are already scheduled to close out the main stage from Friday to Sunday. Headlining the kick-off party will be Neal McCoy, no stranger to Camrose music fans. Neal has sold over six million albums and worked with BVJ alumni Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert on his newest album. Rodney Atkins has come a long way since his 2003 debut Honesty. His high energy and good lyrics have helped him sell over four million singles in just five years. Rodney's latest hit “Take a Back Road” is adding new fans each day. Big and Rich is made up of two artists who push the boundaries of their music, while having a lot of fun. After vaulting onto the country scene in 2004, Big and Rich have been selling out stadiums. For the second time in eight years, Big and Rich will perform at the Big Valley Jamboree. Aaron Lines is back for his third performance at BVJ. The Alberta performer sang at the 2004 and 2007 concerts. The Abrams Brothers, Alberta’s Bobby Wills and Small Town Pistols were also added to the outdoor show. For more information on the Big Valley Jamboree visit

– MTV Europe

APPEARING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 Get in the loop 6505-48 Avenue, Camrose Phone 780.672.9171

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Now Showing Friday, Dec. 7 to Thursday, Dec. 13 Nightly: 7:10 & 9:25 pm Matinees Sat., Sun. & Thurs.: 2:10 pm PG – Violence, Disturbing Content, Not Recommended for Young Children

Nightly: 7:00 & 9:15 pm Matinees Sat., Sun. & Thurs.: 2:00 pm PG – Sexually Suggestive Scenes

Stuff an ambulance with food By Murray Green

Alberta Health Services EMS Camrose is ready for the call of duty. Whether it is for community emergencies, or volunteering to help the Neighbor Aid Centre's Food Bank. The sixth annual Stuff an Ambulance, organized by Alberta Health Services EMS Camrose, wants to re-stock the shelves at the Camrose Neighbor Aid Center's Food Bank.

The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Canada Safeway parking lot. People are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items, hygiene products and peanut-free lunch items for school-aged children at the local ambulances parked near the Safeway grocery store. EMS is aiming to increase the monetary donations to assist

the Camrose Food Bank during the Christmas season. Last year EMS staff collected about 5,500 pounds of food and $1,800 in cash or gift certificates. Safeway has pre-packaged donation bags in various denominations, which help customers to transport the items to the ambulance. You can drop off donations at the ambulance service or at Safeway prior the event.

Nightly: 7:20 & 9:20 pm Matinees Sat., Sun. & Thurs.: 2:20 pm G

Nightly: 6:45 & 9:30 pm Matinees Sat., Sun. & Thurs.: 1:45 pm 14A – Violence

Nightly: 7:30 & 9:35 pm Matinees Sat., Sun. & Thurs.: 2:30 pm 14A – Coarse Language, Brutal Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children


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Phone 780.672.2194 or 780.672.8371

Chartered Accountants Directory Formerly TIEN ROSTAD

#201, 4870-51 St., Camrose, AB T4V 1S1 Tel. (780)672-9217 Fax (780)672-9216

• Douglas A. Tien, FCA • Shirley G. Rostad, CA

Beth P. Kushnerick, CA Dean R. Inman, CGA Clark T. MacKay, CA Michael Wetsch, CGA Annette McTavish, ACIA

• Denotes a partnership of Professional Corporations

4602-49 Avenue Camrose, Alberta T4V 0M6

(780) 672-2600

Battle River School Division is considering two school year calendar options for 2013-2014. If you’re a parent, student or staff member, we want to know which calendar would be your choice. The two options are posted on the BRSD website ( until December 21. Log in and let us know what you think. If you don’t have internet access at home, visit the local school and use a computer there to make your choice.



Brunch Show $40.00 Dinner Show $50.00 Plus GST

Chartered Accountant

4876-50 Street, Camrose T4V 1P7

780-672-8500 Fax 780-672-9521

Saturday & Sunday January 19 and 20

3831B-44 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 3T1 Phone (780)679-2515, Fax (780)679-2507 Toll Free: 1-877-679-2515

Members of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta

Gift Cards Always Available

We want to know your choice…

FAX LINE: (780)672-0057 Toll free: 1-866-772-2600 e-mail:

Brandon Kroeger, CA, CFA Greg Joyce, CA Larry Lewsaw, CA D. M. Scarisbrick, CGA, CA D. K. Currie, ACIA


Show & Stay $199 plus applicable taxes Includes two tickets to either show plus one night accommodation in single or double room

Dinner Show Buffet 6-7:30 pm Show 8 pm

Sunday Brunch

Buffet 10:30 am-12 noon Show 12:15 pm

Tickets 780-679-4956 Room Packages 1.888.784.8441


New Year’s Eve

December 8 December 15 and 22 Fresh Baked Rolls Crisp Greens and Sensational Salads Canadian Cheeses




5 to 8 pm Last Seating 8 pm with Buffet till 8:30 pm

Maple Roasted Root Vegetables Corn O’Brien Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes Sage Plum Gravy

Roasted Turkey w/Cranberry Stuffing Pineapple Glazed Ham Carved Alberta Angus Beef Decadent Cakes, Pies and Squares Sliced Fruits and Whipped Cream

3201-48 Avenue, Camrose Phone 780-679-0904

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In our Grand Ballroom Doors open 6 pm Dinner Buffet 6:30-8 pm Live Party Band 8:30 pm DeeJay in between Band Light Snacks 11 pm Champagne 11:45 pm Tickets 780.679.4956 Reservations 1.888.784.8441

Fire safety tips to keep in mind this Christmas Royal Bank of Canada

While the incidence of fire increases during the holiday season due to greater use of natural Christmas trees, decorations and electric lighting, Canadians are taking further risks as more than 29 per cent of homeowners admit they don't have a fire extinguisher in their home, according to an RBC Insurance survey.

"Between shopping for gifts and attending holiday parties, the last thing you want to worry about is your house being damaged by a fire," explains Tim Bzowey, vice president, Home & Auto, RBC Insurance. "Luckily there are some precautionary measures you can take to help keep your family safe this holiday season."

Keep your tree securely tethered and away from any and all heat sources. This includes electrical outlets, space heaters, radiators and fireplaces. Do not leave Christmas lights on all night. Unplug the tree lights and any other lighting before leaving your home or going to bed. The lights could short out and start a fire.

Choose decorations that are flame-retardant, non-combustible and non-conductive. For example, do not use metallic ornaments on the tree, as they could make contact with defective wiring and become a shock hazard. Closely monitor flame burning candles. Avoid using candles on windowsills; particularly

those that have curtains, as even the smallest drafts are capable of spreading a flame. Make sure fireplaces and chimneys are properly cleaned and maintained. Have a professional inspect your fireplace annually for any cracks and always use a screen in front of your fireplace while it is burning.

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Gloria is being polite Give a good book this year


he really didn’t care for the flowers her daughter Kyla sent on her birthday. But Gloria didn’t say anything. She was being polite. Now Gloria hopes Kyla doesn’t use the same website to order at Christmas time. Maybe she should drop a hint. Maybe suggest Kyla calls Carol. You see, Kyla used a website that pretends they are florists when, in fact, they just gather and process orders. Carol is a real florist who cares about her customers. She gives personal attention to wire orders. She speaks the language of florists. The order isn’t lost in translation.

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Central Agencies Home of the Week

Stunning Valleyview two storey

Matthew Mayer

By Murray Green

Enjoy the great features in this smartly designed and quality-built home in the Valleyview subdivision. Located near walking trails, park reserve, playgrounds and Jack Stuart School, this is a great place to raise a growing family. Once in the entry, you will be greeted by a central staircase, nine foot ceilings and beautiful tile and laminate flooring. A flex room is open to endless possibilities and it is currently used for family gatherings. Step through the gorgeous arched ceiling to the bright and open living room with an attractive gas fireplace, a built-in entertain-

ment area and plenty of space for friends to watch a good movie. A cosy dinette separates your living area from the kitchen and they share a door to the fantastic outdoor deck. The awesome kitchen features beautiful maple cabinetry, a corner pantry, a breakfast island, a natural gas stove and plenty of counter space. The back entry has creative storage benches, a central vacuum sweeper and doubles as the laundry room. The wide central staircase leads to the upper level that contains a true master suite with lots of lighting and a huge en suite with a corner jetted tub, a separate shower, a private vanity, make-up counter and a walk-in closet. Two other generous bedrooms with large closets and a bonus room are on the upper level. The finished basement offers

a great play area, a large family room that showcases another beautiful fireplace, an additional bedroom, bathroom and storage space. The handyman will love the front attached 24x24 double garage with a sani-dump, a floor drain, hot and cold taps. There is also roughed-in gas availability. The lot features RV parking space, a large shed with two-way access, a huge fenced yard and the deck is also roughed-in for gas service. Absolutely nothing to do but move in! You can view this stylish family home at 5506-28 Avenue. An open house will be held on Saturday, December 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. This home is attractively priced to sell at $459,000. For a personal tour contact Matthew Mayer at: Central Agencies Inc. 4870-51 Street, Camrose 780-672-4495 or 780-781-7088 cell

f you’re planning to send a floral arrangement across town or across the world this season, call Carol and her trained staff, or click on You’ll get their undivided attention – you won’t be a number in an internet software program. And, best of all, you can now save the sending charge. Yes, Save the $5.95 sending charge on orders placed by Monday, Dec. 10. Call or click Pedersen’s Florists today and let them look after your Christmas wire order.

Pedersen’s Florists 4936-50 Street, Downtown Camrose Phone 780-672-2553 Fax 780-672-2639

Accepting New Patients December Appointments Available


- Tooth Whitening - Oral Sedation for anxious patients - Restoration of Dental Implants - Laser Dentistry - Oral Cancer Screenings - TMJ Services such as splints - Dental Extractions, including wisdom teeth - Dental Cleanings and Exams

- Infant and Child Dental Services - Emergency Dental Procedures - White Fillings - Digital Impressions - Same-day Ceramic Crowns - Crowns, Veneers, Inlays, Onlays and Bridges - Root Canal Therapy Services Provided by a General Dentist

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4870-51 Street, Camrose • Phone 780-672-4495 • 1-800-809-8040 After Hours: 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; Frank Hoehn, 780-608-7402. After Hr. Pager: 780-608-1078.

OPEN HOUSES Thur., Dec. 6, 1-3 p.m. #203, 4615-50 Street “Exceptional value – great location!” E XC E P T I O N A L CON DO – WORRY FREE LIFESTYLE ... across from ER! Jubilee Park, TRY AN OFF Mirror Lake walking trails, only blocks from city centre! Open, spacious design w/bright windows, lovely kitchen, huge walk-in pantry. Spacious, bright LR, cozy gas FP, large master, en suite, in suite laundry. Elevator, guest suite, easy access to garage and much more! Looking for quality and lifestyle? Call now! Now only $247,900 CA326380

Thur., Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m. 5816-54 Avenue AT T R A C T I V E AND INVITING ... with tons of natural light. This beautiful bi-level features hardwood floors, granite countertops, 3-pce. en suite, Navien hot water on demand, partially fin. bsmt. + more! Kitchen showcases oak cabinetry, raised eating bar, corner pantry, plenty of counter/storage space. Open concept living/dining. 22’x22’ detached garage, RV capability, fire pit. Plenty of space for a growing family. Move right in! Quick possession available! Ask $304,500 CA0005287

Sat., Dec 8, 1-3 p.m. 7515-37A Avenue “New Show Home by Battle River Homes!” BEAUTIFUL 1741 SQ. FT. T W O - STO R E Y ... Exceptional presentation! Features 9’ ceilings, column, arches, crown moldings, maple and iron railings, hardwood and tile flooring. Beautiful maple cabinetry in kitchen, granite countertops, walkthrough pantry. Spacious, bright dinette/LR. Superb master, beautiful tiled shower, walk-in closet, bonus room, MF laundry, custom built shelving, organizers throughout. Covered maint. free deck, gas BBQ line, 22’x24’ garage, 8’ door, floor drain and much more! CA322931 Asking $369,162

Sat., Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. 7511-39 Avenue EXC E PTIONAL 1475 SQ. FT. 5-BDRM. MULTILEVEL ... located in Southwest Meadows! Features include tile flooring, vaulted ceilings, 2 FP, large master w/walk-in closets, beautiful 4-pce. en suite w/jetted tub. Fully fin. bsmt. Deck, pie-shaped lot, alley access, RV parking, attached double garage plus much more! Asking $379,900 CA0004600

Sat., Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. 4427-74 Street “Better than new – excellent price!” EXCEPTIONAL STARTER OR R ETI R E M E NT H O M E , B E T T E R REDUCE D! THAN NEW! ... Superbly located by park, playground and west end shopping! Beautiful bungalow featuring an exc. kitchen w/breakfast bar, walk-in pantry. Lovely LR, bright box bay window, cozy FP. Generous dinette, spacious master, MF laundry. Exc. bsmt., huge family/games room, lots of storage room. With 4 bdrm. and 2 baths, it’s a great opportunity for the younger family or the empty nester. Prof. landscaped yard, large private deck, fenced, exc. garage, paved alley access, RV option and more! It’s all done, just move in! CA0003205 Now only $289,900

Sat., Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. 5506-28 Avenue “Home of the Week – see page 23!” S T U N N I N G 2-STOREY IN VALLEYVIEW! ... Lots of appeal! 9’ ceiling, 2 FP, arches, 4 bdrm., 4 baths, MF laundry, spacious living w/flex room on MF and bonus room upstairs. Amazing master 4-pce. en suite, tile surround, corner jet tub, WI closet, large vanity w/makeup counter. 24’x24’ garage w/sani dump, h/c taps, floor drain, r/i gas line plus RV parking. Good yard, fenced, trees, shed w/dual access, large deck w/gas line, play area. Function and style – be proud to call this your home. See it today! Asking $459,000 CA0004636

OVER $300,000 LOCATION – OVE R LOOKI NG A PARK! ... Spacious 3-bdrm. townhouse w/ walk-out bsmt. Wonderful kitchen, maple cabinets, large island/eating bar, pantry, bsmt. dev. 3 baths. Asking $309,499 CA0005221

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CAMROSE HOMES OVER $300,000 EXCEPTIONAL WALK OUT B U N GALOW ON VALLEY – AWESOME VIEWS! ... Wow! 4800 sq. ft. of dev. living space. Exciting, bright open floor plan, porcelain tile, hardwood, lovely staircase. Coffered ceilings, amazing beachwood kitchen, granite. Awesome 2-sided FP, exceptional master, MF laundry, cozy in-floor htg. on all floors! Huge deck, covered patio, triple htd. garage. Lots more, you’ll love it! CA325504 Asking $995,000 B E A U T I F U L CUSTOM BUILT BUNGALOW – AMAZING VIEWS! ... You’ll love the lifestyle with valley views, parks and walking trails close by! Quality built, 1547 sq. ft. home features bright open plan, 11’ coffered ceilings, open stairwell, beautiful hardwood and tile flooring. Exceptional kitchen, lots of cabinetry, huge island, walk-in pantry, granite counter tops. Views from great room, dinette. Superb master and en suite, MF laundry! Excellent bsmt., in-floor htg., huge family/media room. Great yard, vinyl fencing, A/C, 22’x24’ garage and lots more! It’s all done, you’ll love it! Asking $463,900 CA0001565 EXCITING NEW 1547 SQ. FT. MULTI-LEVEL LOCATED IN C R E E K VI EW SUBDIVISION ... 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! Asking $364,900 CA322233 I M PR ESSIVE C U S T O M BUILT R2000 B U N G A L O W, ! D CE EXCEPTIONAL REDU SETTING, BACKING ONTO GOLF COURSE! ... You’ll love the beautiful park views from the comfort of your home! Spacious open design, vaulted ceilings, open stairwell, beautiful cabinetry. Exceptional kitchen pkg. superb views from bright dinette, private deck. Lovely LR, superb en suite, MF laundry. Huge family/games room, superb workshop w/walkout. RV option. You’ll love the location and lifestyle! NOW $359,900 CA323443 E XC E P TI O NAL 2244 SQ. FT. HOM E IN CREEKVIEW! ... Hardwood/tile floors, awesome kitchen w/granite counter tops, maple cabinets, plus all appl. Gas FP, MF laundry, 344 sq. ft. bonus room, huge master, beautiful en suite. Triple pane windows, in-floor htg. Large yard w/2-tiered deck and vinyl fence. Too much to note. Call today to view this stunning property! Now asking $479,900 CA327374 IMPRESSIVE – IMMACULATE – TOTALLY FINISHED ... Just move in! Built as a show home. N EW PRIC E! Spacious open great room floor plan, 9’ ceilings. Flex room. Beautiful hardwood floors and cupboards. Superb kitchen/ eating area. Garden doors to lge. deck. MF laundry. Lge. master, 3 baths. Fin. bsmt., in-floor htg. Oversized htd. garage, RV parking, 12’x16’ shed for Dad’s toys. Fenced/landscaped. Appl. incl. Now only $439,900 CA326757 ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE FLOOR PLAN BY ZETSEN M AST E R BUILDERS INC. ... Close to parks, walking trails, this bright home offers a lovely kitchen w/centre island, corner pantry, plenty of counter space. Vaulted ceilings, open staircase lead to master bdrm. w/4-pce. en suite, walk-in closet. Floor plan showcases bright windows in bsmt. and comes with a fully finished family room. Call today! CA0002772 Asking $395,900 FAMILY FRIENDLY HOME IN SUPERIOR LOCATION! ... This 3-bdrm., 2-storey has it all! Bright, open concept floor plan, neutral decor, cozy gas FP. G! You’ll love the conveIN EW LI ST nience ofNlaundry room located upstairs with all bdrms. Dbl. detached garage, RV parking, fully fenced. Excellent opportunity to own a larger home for reasonable price in superior location. Asking $319,500 CA0004853 IMPRESSIVE! IMMACULATE! ... 4-bdrm. split level on quiet cul-desac. 2334 sq. ft. fin. living space. Spacious kitchen w/oak cabinets, dinette, formal DR, sunken LR, 4-pce. en suite, family room w/gas FP plus games room. New appl., all window coverings. Large deck, huge pie-shaped lot w/beautiful landscaped yard, fenced. 23’x24’ htd. garage. CA0002520 Asking $393,700 GORGEOUS 1638 SQ. FT. A / C WA L KO U T BUNGALOW ... by Zetsen Master Builders Inc. overlooking beautiful valley in Creekview subdivision. Lovely kitchen w/centre island, maple cabinets, corner pantry, granite countertops, vaulted ceilings, gas FP, barrel ceiling in hallway, hardwood/ceramic floors, MF laundry, master w/5-pce. en suite, walk-in closet w/closet organizers. Partially covered maintenance free deck, 24’x24’ garage w/two 8’ doors. All this plus much more! Asking $499,900 CA326294

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E XQ U I S ITE LUXURIOUS HOME ... has everything you’re looking for! Peaceful setting w/direct access to parks and trails. Custom kitchen, tile entry, elegant drapery, formal DR, 2 gas FP. MF master bdrm. w/5-pce. en suite. MF laundry. Walk out bsmt. fully fin. w/2 bdrm., den/media room. Oversized htd. garage, perfectly landscaped. Every detail is perfect! CA325529 Asking $849,000 E XC E P T I O N A L 2006 SQ. FT. 2-STO R EY HOME CLOSE TO WALKING TRAI LS ... Features triple car garage, beautiful kitchen c/w walk-through pantry, maple cabinets, MF laundry, bonus room, his and hers walk-in closets, plus much more! Asking $409,800 CA0002771 EXCEPTIONALLY PRICED 1538 SQ. FT. MULTILEVEL HOME ... close to parks and walking trails. Beautiful kitchen w/huge centre island, maple cabinets, tiled backsplash, corner pantry, vaulted ceilings, 3 bdrm., flex room, master w/5-pce. en suite, walkin closet. Too much to note, call today! Asking $369,900 CA0002773 LOVELY 3-BDRM.,2STOREY HOME ... located in a cul-de-sac in Creekview! Bright MF, good size kitchen w/central island, corner pantry, MF laundry, awesome master w/4-pce. en suite and vaulted ceilings. Asking $334,900 CA0002750 EXCEPTIONAL C E NTU RY MEADOWS BU NGALOW backing G! ... N EW LI STIN onto park! Impressive quality built Santos home. Exceptional presentation w/11’6” ceilings, beautiful crown mouldings, bordered ceilings, display ledges, hardwood flooring, transom windows. Awesome kitchen, huge island, W/I pantry. Park views from dinette, cozy FP in great room, superb en suite, MF laundry. Amazing bsmt., cozy in-floor heating, huge family/games room, media room. Great yard, heated garage all finished, RV parking, more! You’ll love it! Asking $499,500 CA0004886 G R E AT 2-STOR EY, 4-BDRM. HOME ... just on south side of golf course. It’s a one-owner home that’s had lots of care. Beautifully landscaped yard front and back. Fenced and well manicured. Definitely a must see home! Now asking $369,000 CA327294 STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOM E – LAKESIDE LOCATION, AMAZING VIEWS ... You’ll love the tranquil setting, the peacefulness, the enjoyment of experiencing nature by the waterside. Exceptional quality, craftsmanship. Stunning foyer w/curved staircase, open well w/wrap-around rails, 22’ cathedral ceilings. Ultimate gourmet kitchen all new w/granite, huge walk-in pantry, great dinette. Amazing views from gorgeous DR, peaceful LR, huge great room, sunroom/atrium. Master bdrm. w/lake views, adjoining library/ den. Exc. bsmt., mother-in-law suite w/walk-out access, guest room w/en suite, games room. Prof. landscaped, manicured yard. Upper, lower decks overlooking the lake, irrigation system, superb htd. garage, lots more! Amazing property, exceptional value! Asking $879,500 CA0001816 V E R Y APPEALING – I M MAC U L ATE G R EAT N EW PRIC E! – LOCATION ... backing onto Mirror Lake. Direct access to lake walking path. Spacious 1560 sq. ft. beautifully upgraded. Lovely LR, FP, lge. formal DR. Patio doors to lge. private patio overlooking park. Bright family kitchen. MF laundry. 3+2 bdrm., 3 baths. Newly fin. bsmt. Access to 2-car garage. Fenced yard. Now only ask $379,500 CA327388 A M A Z I N G CUSTOM BUILT W A L K O U T BUNGALOW IN WOW! VALLEYVIEW! ... Premier valley and cul-de-sac location. Exceptional quality, impressive floor plan. 10’ and 14’ ceilings, open stairwell, beautiful hardwood flooring, extra large windows, transom windows, plus custom cabinetry, granite throughout. Amazing kitchen, tower cabinets, huge island. Awesome great room, dinette with views. Superb master, 3 cozy FP, MF laundry. Exc. bsmt., in-floor heating, huge family/ games area, custom bar, 3 bdrm. Beautiful yard, huge covered deck, private courtyard, A/C. Superb 25’x35’ garage. Asking $797,700 CA0004426 BEAUTIFUL FA M I LY T W O STOREY – AMAZ I NG VIEWS ... You’ll love the lifestyle ! D REDUCE w / v a l l e y views, parks, walking trails close by! 1743 sq. ft. home features bright open plan, open staircase, hardwood, tile flooring. Exceptional kitchen, huge island, WI pantry. Views from great room, dinette. Superb master, en suite. Huge family/media room, A/C. Great yard, fenced, deck. Better than new, just move in! Now only $359,900 CA0002986 FANTASTI C FLOOR PLAN FOR ANY FAMILY! ... Functional kitchen w/centre island, corner pantry, plenG! ty of counter space. IN ST LI EW N Garden doors to large deck, gas BBQ line. Vaulted ceilings, private master bdrm. steps off main w/4pce. en suite, spacious WI closet. Elegant columns, niches add to formal DR. This fully fin. 4-bdrm., 3 bath home is landscaped, fenced, ready to go! All you have to do is unpack! CA0005191 Asking $332,900


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Show Home Open House

Thur., December 6, 2-4 p.m. 5205-33A Avenue, Creekview BRAN D N EW 1504 SQ. FT. TWOSTOREY ... close to parks, trails, this home features 3 bdrm., MF laundry, vaulted ceiling in master bdrm. plus 5-pce. en suite that is sure to impress! CA320245 Asking $354,900

CAMROSE HOMES UNDER $300,000 G R E A T FA M I LY BUNGALOW ... that’s had lots of upgrades. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile, new doors, windows (except front window), baseboards and casings. Comes w/six appl. Be sure to view this one! Asking $244,900 CA0002877 V E R Y IMPRESSIVE, IMPERIAL VILLAS ... enjoy the N EW PRIC E! w o r r y - f r e e 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 Priced to sell at $217,500 incl. GST GREAT 1318 SQ. FT., 2007 BUILT 2-STOREY HOME ... located near west end shopping and all amenities. Large master w/walk-in closet, 4-pce. en suite. Nice kitchen/DR w/laminate floors, oak cabinets, walk-in pantry plus all appl. incl. Large fully fenced, landscaped pie-shaped lot is larger than most in this area and will be enjoyed by your entire family! CA0004351 Asking $255,000 I M P R ES S IVE – SOLI D S PAC I O U S C HARACTE R HOME ... was beautifully restored a few REDUCE D! years ago. It needs TLC to restore it to its original grandeur. Located in a nice central neighbourhood w/other beautifully restored and maintained homes. Phone for a viewing. Now only ask $209,900 CA325718 C LO S E TO MIRROR LAKE AND JUBILEE PARK! ... Excellent location, zoned R3. Character 1-1/2 storey 3-bdrm. home w/spacious living/dining room, MF laundry, 2 baths, large sun-porch. 59’x120’ lot. Lots of potential! Asking $209,500 CA0005179 EXC E PTIONAL 3-BDRM. CONDO ... w/garage, extra parking space! Close to parks, schools. Exceptional ER! design! Bright open TRY AN OFF plan w/lots of windows, impressive vaulted ceilings. Perfect for entertaining, exc. open concept kitchen, bright dinette, spacious LR, 3 generous bdrm., 2 baths, MF laundry, private entrance. First home or an investment, it’s a great opportunity! Quality built, immediate possession! CA0002752 Asking $188,900

OUT OF TOWN DAYSLAND – A REAL GEM! ... You’ll say “wow” when you see this beauty! If you demand perfection be sure to view. Beautiful oak floors. Oak is featured throughout. Vaulted ceiling. Bright impressive LR, lovely gas FP. Superb kitchen with large everyday dining area. Garden door to lge. covered patio. MF laundry. Beautiful fully fin. lower level. Oversized htd. garage. Beautiful landscaped yard. Asking $289,900 CA0001605

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! MULTI-FAMILY LOT NOW AVAILABLE We offer one 2.5 acre parcel CA298482 G R E A T OPPORTUNITY! ... Bare lot bordering ! JU ST LI STED 48th Avenue and 46th Street in Camrose. Close to schools, downtown. Zoned DC. Asking $150,000 CA0004722 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

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G R E A T TO W N H O U S E IN VALLEYVIEW ... 3-bdrm., 4 bath home w/ fin. bsmt. Lge. kitchen w/lots of counter space, cupboards. Gas FP in LR. Comes with all appl. Have a look! Asking $249,900 CA0002969 MAINTENANCE FREE LIVING CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN ... and U of A Augustana Campus. Apartment style condo, no stairs, 2 bdrm., 2 baths incl. 3-pce. en suite. In suite laundry, vinyl windows, covered balcony plus extra storage in bsmt. Great bldg. Asking $187,000 CA0005235 T H E PERFECT 5-BDRM. BUNGALOW IN A GREAT REDUCE D! LOCATION ... backing onto Chester Ronning School is waiting for you! Good size LR area, cozy wood stove, nice kitchen/dining area, various reno’s done over vast no. of years include some windows, kitchen, bathrooms, some flooring. Large family area, mother-in-law suite, 3-pce. bath plus 2 additional bdrm. complete the bsmt. All this plus more for a great low price! Now ask $239,000 CA0004182 GREAT STARTER HOME OR REVENUE PROPERTY ... 1.5storey w/4 bdrm., MF laundry. 24’x24’ garage, fenced yard. Located in quiet mature area. Asking $181,000 CA0004376 N IC E CON DO ACROSS FROM CHARLIE KILLAM SCHOOL ... with its own yard and single garage. Nice, open kitchen, living area. Gas FP in LR. 2 bdrm., 4-pce. bath, laundry room downstairs. Take a look! Asking $179,500 CA326949 MANY RECENT RENO’S IN THIS AF F O R DAB LE 2+2 BUNGALOW ... close to downtown and schools. L! TA EN R Dble. detached TU RN KEY htd. garage, fenced, newer deck. Kitchen upgraded w/white cabinets, new counters. 4-pce. bath, 3-pce. bath, both upgraded. Makes a great starter, rental or retirement property w/something for everyone. Immediate possession! CA0000072 Now asking $185,500 P R I M E CENTRAL LOCATION ... ! close to rec D CE U ED R centre, hospital, university, schools, parks, shopping. Cozy 4-bdrm. bungalow, garage, hardwood, RV parking, decks, private yard, shed. CA0003468 Now asking $259,000


A GREAT OPPORTUNITY! ... 137.46 acres of potential development land at Dried Meat Lake w/ some lake front. 60 acres of cult. land and some gas well revenue. Asking $498,900 CA325301

INVESTMENTS/BUSINESSES EXCEPTIONAL B U S I N E S S OPPORTUNITY – R E C R E AT I O N A L / RESORT PROPERTY! ... Wow! An impressive 45.52 ! EDUCTIONpeaceful country setacre Hparcel UG E Rw/beautiful, ting. 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! Now only $589,000 CA315880 SUPERB FLORIST B U S I N ES S IN CAMROSE ... with great location operating since 1936. Business and building. Consistent sales, exc. reputation, turnkey operation. Only $299,000 CA0002150

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780-672-4495 ACREAGES BEAUTIFUL 2010 CUSTOM BUILT 1518 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW on 6.99 ACRES ... Triple pane windows, in-floor heat, gas FP, stunning kitchen w/hickory cabinets, corner pantry, great master w/walk-in closet, 4-pce. en suite, teardrop shaped driveway, 26’x26’ garage, 100’ of wrap around covered decking and exc. views of AB prairies. Call today for your personal showing! Now asking $535,000 CA0001983 C H A R A C T E R ACREAGE CLOSE TO CAMROSE ... 2-storey ! D CE house, oak cupboards, U RED 4 bdrm., studio room, 3 garages. Great view – a must see! Now asking $339,000 CA0003343 11.43 ACRES ... with power, well. Older house would be a work project. 3/4 mile off Highway 26. Asking $78,000 CA0003576 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ... on this fully treed ! JU ST LI STED piece of bare land consisting of 3.76 acres. Only a couple of minutes east of Camrose! Asking $150,000 CA0004734 PRIVATE RETREAT ONE MILE OFF PVMT. ... 15 min. from Camrose. 9.76 acres boasting 2600+ sq. ft. tudor-style 2-storey home w/2000+ sq. ft. shop. Perfect for horses and a growing family! Built in 1983, features 4 bdrm. upstairs, 3 living spaces, spacious country kitchen, 3-season sunroom, screened-in bbq area. Low maint. elect. pipe fencing, 2 pasture areas, 2 horse shelters, room for expansion. Great opportunity awaits – see it today! Ask $499,900 CA0002384 37+ ACRES 10 MIN. NW OF CAMROSE ... 2200+ sq. ft. character country home plus 1200 sq. ft. entertainment space. Solid barn, 39’x60’ quonset, 24’x24’ garage, dugout, fenced and more! Working country kitchen w/great charm, walk-in pantry, double oven, good counter space. Beautiful hardwood floors, formal dining area, wood FP, library and loft. Mature yardsite, good recreational land or for animals. Great opportunity, see it today! Asking $549,900 CA0000865 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 F E R I NTO S H – DREAM ACREAGE IN ROLLING HILLS OF CENTRAL AB ... 10.18 acres set up well for horses. Substantially upgraded featuring hardwood/slate tile flooring, new windows, furnace. Vaulting ceiling, wood stove and updated plumbing. Kitchen will WOW you w/exposed wood beams, quartz counter tops, raised eating bar, coffee station, much more! Penned corrals w/Electrobraid plus numerous outbuildings, barn, open air storage, 24’x26’ storage bldg., 25’x22’ horse shelter, 32’x48’ shop w/220 power, air filter, newer heater, 12’ doors, many uses. Call for more features. CA327399 Asking $414,900 WOW! CHARMING TWO-STOR EY WITH 5.74 ACRES ON PAVEMENT! ... Character home built in 1917 w/new foundation, extensively renovated in 1983. Impressive open floor plan w/9’ ceilings, beautiful oak staircase. Featuring exc. country kitchen, huge DR, spacious LR, MF laundry, 4 bdrm., en suite, 3 baths, large family/games room. Nicely treed yard, 22’x24’ garage. Hay meadow ideal for horses. Easy commute to Camrose, Tofield or Nisku. Call now and enjoy relaxing country lifestyle! Asking $329,900 CA0003251



! EXCE THE PERFECT PRIVATE TREEDWOW ACREAGE, 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 Reduced to $199,900 WOW! IT’S THE PERFECT PLACE TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HIDEAWAY! ... Quiet Hills Estates is located near Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, Bird Sanctuary and Golf Course. Come and discover a restful country lifestyle in a peaceful and natural setting, you’ll love it! 6 unique Cul-de-sac lots that are treed, private and excellent walkout opportunities. Located just off Hwy 623, it’s an easy commute to Nisku or Camrose. Hurry, it’s the lifestyle you always dreamed of! 0003323 Priced from $84,000 to $154,000

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The CAMROSE BOOSTER December 4, 2012

Decorate Your Home for Christmas Contest

Dale Bowal Bud James Trudi Dunham Rick Nygaard Deanna Lunde

Meet The Judges:


C.R.E. General Manager Tom Gerling

LOOKING FOR AN ADULT LIVING COMMUNITY WITHOUT CONDO FEES?... This half duplex has it all with 3 bdrms, 3 baths, attached garage and a great view from the deck and dining area. Priced at $279,000. Call Trudi for details. (R1413)

OFFERS VALLEYVIEW... Over 1700 sq ft, 3 bedroom bi-level, formal dining room, double garage, fireplace, must be seen to be appreciated. Asking $349,500. Call Dale for details (R1388)

City Centre Camrose Manager Carole May Coty

Camrose Chamber of Commerce Representat ive Sheila DeJesus

The judges will be accompanied by a real estate associate from the Re/Max sales team. If you feel you have successfully captured the wonder of Christmas by decorating the front of your home, or if you know of somebody around town who has done a masterful job with lights or other means of holiday enhancement, we’d like to know. Telephone, email or fax us the address of any home you believe will provide joy for others. Each week now until Christmas The Camrose Booster will publish a list of addresses of decorated homes located within our simply irresistible city which are “must sees”.

780-672-7474 Grand Park Plaza 6022-48 Avenue, Camrose e-mail:


GREAT... 4-bdrm, 2-bath home located on the west side close to walking trails and shopping. Includes five appliances. Priced at $249,000. Call Trudi for details. (R1382)

Mayor Marshall Chalmers

- 780-679-4678 - 780-385-3100 (Killam/Sedgewick) - 780-608-6635 - 780-608-0675 - 780-385-1900 (Killam/Sedgewick)


JACK STUART AREA...QUICK POSSESSION... Over 1300 sq. ft., 3-bdrm, fireplace, 3-baths, heated 24’x26’ garage, R.V. parking, lots of extras. Asking $349,500. Call Dale for details. Call Trudi for details. (R1382)

2-BDRM...Affordable mobile home on its own lot in a quiet area of the city. Single garage, fenced yard. Priced at $99,000. Call Trudi for details. (R1405)

OLDER, CUTE AND COZY...900 sq. ft. bungalow, excellent location, close to Mirror Lake, downtown and paved walking trails. This would be a great starter home/revenue property. All this sitting on an exceptionally large 50 x 200 lot, c/w attached greenhouse and detached carport. Well worth a look. $210,000 Call Rick for details! (R1404)

EXCEPTIONAL ACREAGE - EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION... Deluxe location, 3 miles from Camrose. Beautifully treed 10.58 acres, only 1/2 mile off the pavement. 1120 sq. ft. bungalow with main floor laundry and oversized double detached garage. Price: $399,000. Call Trudi Dunham for a viewing. (A421)

NEAR MEETING CREEK... very private, secluded acreage, with good dwelling, new water filtration system, furnace, fireplace, etc. Must be seen. Priced to sell at $198,500. Call Dale for a viewing (A420) COUNTRY CHARACTER... Beautiful 3360 sq.ft. six-bedroom, six-bathroom home in private setting just 3 km. east of Camrose. You will love the parklike setting as you enter property. Home has dbl. att. garage with entry to basement of home plus large detached garage/shop with built-in cooler. Lots of trees and shrubs plus large fenced in pet area and walking trails. This is a must view so call Rick for extra details. Price $545,000. (A416)

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JUST LISTED... Desirable cul-de-sac location backing onto ravine area. 2400 sq. ft., hillside walkout bungalow, completely finished, some upgrades, 40’ patio off dining room, 2 fireplaces, many more features. Asking $489,900. Call Dale for details. (R1414)

Homes Decorated For The Festive Season Will Be Judged On Wednesday, Dec. 12 th!

Get Decorating, Camrose! The Camrose Booster will pay $100 towards your Dec. power bill if your home is judged to be the best. Re/Max Camrose will donate $100 towards thelocal charity of your choice if your decorated dwellingis judged as tops! NOTE: home is not eligible N NO TE:: The TE T e 2011 Th 2011 winning winn judging for jju fo udg dging g in the 2012 contest.

VERY PRIVATE ACREAGE... 995 sq. ft. 2-bdrm, 1-bath home on 18.3 acres. Large newer heated shop with steel beam construction. Located 20 min. southeast of Camrose. Call Rick for details. Priced at $297,500. (A423)

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. $389,000. Call Rick for details. (A395)

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REDUCED 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 $279,900. (A393) 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)


VACANT TILLICUM BEACH... Newer 1600 sq. ft. hillside walkout, beautiful views, 9’ ceilings, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, many extras. Asking $300,000. Call Dale. (RO970)



KINGMAN – JUST LISTED... Newer modular, over 1500 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Deck, garage. Must be seen! Asking: $200,000 Call Dale Bowal for details. (RO954)

VIKING...VACANT... 3-bdrm, hardwood floors, rec. room, heated garage. New lino. Asking $89,900. Call Dale (RO934)

GREAT YEAR ROUND HOUSE 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)

HOBBY FARM, JUST LISTED, BAWLF/ DAYSLAND AREA... 45 acres, pasture land, older 2+2 bedroom bungalow. Good foundation, all services, older outbuildings of minimal value, 2 dugouts. Asking $199,500. Call Dale for details. (A425)

Homes included in the judging: • 6209 - 49 Avenue • 6111 Marler Drive • 3412 - 51 Street • 3105 - 61A Street


ATTRACTIVE, CHARACTER HOME IN THE QUIET VILLAGE OF BITTERN LAKE... Just minutes from the city of Camrose. Located on six lots. Priced at $199,000. Call Trudi for details. (RO960)

EDBERG... Lots of room in this 4-bdrm, 2-bath, 2-kitchen, 1430 sq. ft. home in the quiet village of Edberg. Large fenced 66x125 lot. A must see! Great Value! Asking: $89,500. (RO940)

COMMERCIAL 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 Rick for details. (C137) 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 Rick for details. (C136) GREAT INVESTMENT... 1/5 share in large hangar at Camrose Airport, with lots of room to do your maintenance, etc. Asking: $43,000 Call Rick for details. (C267)

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Glad Tidings to you! Merry Christmas Len Sorenson of Camrose and his brother Gordon Sorenson took in some activities in the downtown core such as the family fun event prior to going to the Grey Cup in Toronto on Nov. 25. Some of the security was riding on horses. Len also joined his daughter Amy Overland, who lives in Toronto. He enjoyed the opening ceremonies at the game along with after game celebrations. Len had a great time, despite the fact his Calgary Stampeders lost in the historic 100th edition of the Grey Cup.

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See what grew in 28 days! Help The Camrose Booster choose Camrose “Mo Bro” November was Prostate Cancer Awareness Month In our October 30th edition we published photographs of the macho men of the Camrose automotive business sector. Each was completely clean shaven. Last Wednesday, after twenty-eight days of letting nature take its course, here is a look at the results. Now, we need your assistance in determining who grew the best moustache in this short time period. Send us your vote by December 14, we will determine who earns the title of Camrose Mo Bro - the Camrose gent who is deemed able to step up, shine and lead with confidence!































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In loving memory of

George Henry Hooper George Hooper was born in Shoal Lake, Manitoba on April 10, 1930 to Leonard and Esther Hooper. The family later moved to Beechy, Saskatchewan where he completed his schooling. Following Grade 12, it was off to Saskatoon to the University of Saskatchewan to complete his Education Degree. His first teaching job was in a rural one-room school outside of Regina, Saskatchewan. A year later, he arrived in Bawlf where he fine-tuned his teaching skills for 36 years. He met his future wife at Bawlf School – the tall blonde Grade 5 teacher, Miss Midbo. They were married on August 2, 1955, and were blessed with three daughters which completed their family – Joan, Shelley and Jackie. George taught in Bawlf for 36 years and then retired at the age of 55. After one year of leisure, it was back to teaching. He taught at Augustana’s Centre for Community Education for another 12 years. George was a member of several service clubs including the Bawlf Legion of which he was a life member. He was an active member of the Bawlf Lions in the club’s early years. When they moved to Camrose, he became involved with Camrose Senior Centre, Camrose Bridge Club and Camrose Crib Club. George was active in these clubs until his passing. George enjoyed life and spending time with people. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. George passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the age of 82. George will be sadly missed by his three daughters Joan (Don) Lindberg, Shelley (Brian) Reich and Jackie (Dale) Johnson; three grandchildren Kelly and Steven Lindberg, and Taylor Johnson; one sister Jean Mountain of Regina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. George was predeceased by his wife Myrtle, his parents Leonard and Esther Hooper and brother-in-law Joe Mountain. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Camrose United Church with Rev. Brian Hunter officiating. Inurnment has taken place in Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose. Memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. To send condolences, please visit

Joelle Amanda Haugen Roger Lang Roger Lang of Kingman, Alberta passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the age of 85 years. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Judith and son-in-law Allan Van of Calgary; daughter Roxann Vaos of Edmonton; two grandchildren Alexander and Nicholas; and his beloved kid sister Vallain Bennett and her family of Camano Island, Washington. Roger treasured his family, friends and neighbors above all in life. Through his years in the Canadian Air Force and later working in the automobile industry, he made countless friends. As an adventurer and man with an insatiable curiosity, Roger flew light one-man aircraft, was an accomplished photographer and could fix any machine or engine that came his way. He embraced emerging technologies and was a self-taught computer whiz. As a veteran, he never missed a veterans’ memorial and served as Historian for the FSNA, the largest advocacy group promoting the interest of retired federal employees and service personnel in Canada. He felt this was important work and deeply admired the membership and contributions made by fellow members across the country. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to be advised of details are asked to contact Roxann at The family would also like to extend their gratitude to the staff of the emergency department and palliative care ward at Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton for their tender care and compassion in the last hours of Roger’s life.

December 1977 – December 2005 A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day He comes and we’re together again. You are always in our hearts. Love Dad, Mom, Taylor, Meadow, Barry, Janice, Jeff, Ashley, Mike, Brad, Katrina, Dawson, Lyndon, Ronnine, Tennille, Mike and Spencer

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Lewis W. Jones December 27, 1922 – December 1, 2011 In our hearts forever, Never will our memories fade Love always, Frieda, Larry, Bonnie, Shirley, Peggy and families

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Cargill happy with feedback at open house By Dan Jensen

Cargill Limited was happy with the feedback that was provided on its proposed oilseed crush plant during a community open house at the Edgeworth Centre Nov. 28. "In both the county and the city we have been extremely pleased with how engaged the residents have been," said Jennifer Shomenta, general manager of soft seed processing canola. "We have really enjoyed engaging in the process with them." Shomenta said the concerns expressed regarding the proposed facility have differed according to where the people live. "The folks that live immediately around the proposed site have a different set of concerns than some of the city residents who have been here tonight." Shomenta said one of the primary issues with city residents is the water that the proposed facility will be requiring. "They want to know how much we are going to be taking and they want to know where the storm water runoff is going to be going." Cargill fielded a number of questions at the open houses regarding rail access and at grade crossings. New rail spurs would connect the proposed plant to both the CN rail line to the southwest and the CP

City of Camrose acting director of planning and development Shelley Munro and City councillor Daryl Shillington talk to Doug Collision, vice president of Cargill's oilseeds crush division.

rail line to the north across Highway 13. A rail yard capable of storing 500 to 600 rail cars would be constructed west and north of the plant. "With the rail crossings, safety is our number one concern," said Shomenta. "We have

been working with Alberta Transportation, the City and the County on that to make sure we have an adequate plan there that is going to work as residents go down Highway 13." Cargill is expecting that about 800 super-B trucks will

be arriving at the proposed facility every day. "One hundred per cent of the canola that will be coming to us will be coming via trucks from the area so we want to make sure that road access, road infrastructure and inter-

sections adjacent to the plant are adequate and are providing safe availability," said Shomenta. Cargill submitted a revised area structure plan to Camrose County council Nov. 27 in response to comments of area residents that are expected to minimize traffic. "The residents had concerns about passenger vehicles relative to the trucks on the Dried Meat Lake road so we submitted a proposal to build a frontage road that comes right off Highway 13 at the intersection of the Dried Meat Lake road," said Shomenta. "The trucks would head back west and then south on Cargill's own land." The proposed plant would have the capacity to process 3,500 tonnes per day of canola seed. The initial crush volume is expected to be approximately 850,000 tonnes. The finished products will include approximately 1,500 tonnes per day of food grade canola oil and 2,000 tonnes per day of canola meal animal feed. Environmental control systems are an integral part of the plant's design to minimize air emissions, odour, waste and dusts. Cargill's goal is to start construction of the plant in the spring of 2013 and start accepting canola from harvest in 2014.

Camrose County clears way for Cargill facility By Murray Green

Camrose County council gave second and third readings on several bylaws to allow Cargill to move to the next phase of building a canola crushing plant east of the city. Council heard several letters of concern about the heavy use of the Dried Meat Lake road for trucking, but the opposition was limited when Cargill explained that they will make the entrance to the site as far north as possible. Cargill agreed they would build an entrance closer to Highway 13 than first proposed. Residents near the proposed site, also questioned Cargill about the noise and odour. Cargill's Doug Collison, vice-president of oilseeds crush division, indicated the plant will do what it can to reduce noise and lighting. Council also received several letters in support of the development and they were read at the public hearing. Council examined the revised area structure plan and passed it. The intention of the developer is to create a plant that will have the capacity to process up to 3,500 tonnes per day of canola seed. The initial annual crush volume is expected to be approximately 850,000 tonnes. The finished products will include approximately 1,000 tonnes per day of food grade canola oil and 1,500 tonnes per day of canola meal animal feed. "Due to the proximity of the city and the necessity for the developer to construct rail lines within the city boundaries, the city has requested that the area

Cargill CEO Len Penner announces plans for the new Cargill canola crushing facility.

structure plan also address lands that are impacted by the purchase of railway lands," explained county planning manager Anjah Howard, in her report. "Therefore the ASP discusses potential developments within Section 25, Township 46, Range 20, West of the Fourth Meridian in addition

to the plant development on E1/2 24-46-20-W4." Within the County (S1/2 25-46-20-W4) the intent is to leave these lands as agricultural so no rezoning is required. Railways are considered discretionary in agricultural districts. The N1/2 of 25-46-20-W4 is within

the city, so it does not have a significant impact on county planning, since both the long range plans of the city and the ASP show the lands as commercialindustrial, indicated Anjah. The canola crushing plant, which is the major development within the plan, is expected to run year round. It is anticipated that there will be 50 employees on site. About 95 per cent of the canola crushed at the site will be trucked in and it is anticipated that there will be 80 to 100 superB trucks per day, down from the original thought of 135 to 165 super-B trucks hauling canola to the site. However, potential expansion could result in needing 120 to 140 trucks per day. In addition, there will be up to five covered van or truck deliveries weekly and 35 staff or visitor vehicles per day. Vehicle traffic will access the site on Dried Meat Lake Road (Range Road 200) after turning off of Highway 13. A traffic impact assessment and necessary road upgrades will be in place before the site becomes operational. The project location was determined by its proximity to CP and CN rail, but additional rail lines will be required to connect the plant to the two rail lines. The on easements or on lands will be purchased by the applicant. The project will require at least two road crossings, one as an entry and another as an exit. The county was told that most of the canola product will be shipped out by rail and it is expected that up to 340 rail cars

will be able to be stored on site. On average, there will be up to 10 movements per week on each CN and CP spur line. It is proposed that at each of the 10 road crossings, seven would take approximately three minutes and three would take five to eight minutes. The plant will be serviced by the City of Camrose raw water supply and waste water treatment systems. A small amount of potable water will be provided by Camrose County for office use. The E1/2 of 24-46-20-W4 contains approximately 320 acres of land. The plant will cover approximately 30 acres, the storm water management pond(s) another 2.5 acres, the access road 2.5 acres and 17 acres of rail yard and spur lines for a development area of 52 acres or a site coverage of 16 per cent. The remainder of the land will continue to be used for agricultural purposes and could be planted with canola in rotation with other crops. The nearest residence is approximately 500 metres west of the plant and there are 22 rural residences within 1,600 metres. Council passed Bylaw 1255 to change redistrict E1/2 of 24-4620-W4 from A-Agricultural to Rural Industrial District. They discussed Bylaw 1257 to close the road allowance on NE 24-4620-W4 and sent it on to Alberta Transportation for approval. Councillor Brian Austrom said he uses the road with machinery to go to Camrose, as do several farmers in the area, but indicated the pluses of the plant outweigh the inconvenience of taking an alternative route.

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CHALLENGE DAY SPONSORS Camrose Composite High School Challenge organizers Todd Markowsky, left, and Joanne Miske, fourth from left, received some help and sponsorships from Shirley Rostad of the Camrose Rotary Club, Cam Gotaas of the Camrose Kodiaks, Jim Geddes of Enerplus, CCHS principal Pat McFeeley, Dallas Bergstrom of the Camrose Kodiaks and Battle River School Division chair Doug Bowie.

Councillor Gerry Galenza questioned whether there was a real need to have all the City staff under one roof, saying there are many examples from other communities where the different municipal departments are split up. "I haven't heard from the public the complaint that they have to go to the Mirror Lake Centre to do business. We are not that big of a city." Manasc said the cost savings of removing the fourth floor from the plans altogether would be fairly nominal. "To eliminate that entirely the savings would probably be in the range of half a million, however to add that back at a later date the cost would be in the range of probably five million. There is a whole order of magnitude difference between how much you would save by not putting it in now and how much it would cost to add it later. One of the strange and curious things about construction costs is that they don't behave in a very linear manner, so two plus two doesn't add up to four." Manasc indicated something will be done between now and construction to address the shape of the council desk after councillors noted that the lack of curvature would not allow them to see each other during discussions. She said the reason for the straight desk design dated back to 2008 when councillors expressed a desire for a more contemporary style that would have them face the public. The council chambers would have a seating capacity of approximately 100. Councillor John Howard said any further questions he has about the new City Hall will be addressed during the tendering process. "The tendering process does not bind council to any commitment and I think that is the critical statement for me. If all of a sudden the tenders come in way higher than what we thought they would, be back to the drawing board. If they come in way less, maybe we will add a fifth or sixth storey. I don't know, we will have to cross that bridge when we get there, but I don't think we are going to be able to answer those questions without the answers that are going to come from the tendering process."

Second Thought By Tim Parker Psychology., Augustana Campus, University of Alberta No Baselines – No Claim

When I attended the opening night of the conference on fracking held at the Augustana Campus, I was struck by the forceful and extreme claim made at the start of the presentation by the main spokesman for the industry. He claimed that there has never been a documented case of fracking polluting groundwater in any of the two million or so fracking events that have occurred worldwide. He repeatedly emphasized that this conclusion was based on scientific evidence, and indeed, pointed to many charts and graphs to support his point. We learned that fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a technique that involves injecting a fluid (its contents are secret so the public can’t know the chemicals to which it may be being exposed) into oil-bearing rocks at such high pressure that the rocks fracture, releasing the oil or natural gas that it contains. However, the crucial evidence required to support the claim that fracking has not led to the polluting of groundwater was never even mentioned, let alone presented. To make such a convincing claim, one would need to be able to point to meticulously obtained baseline data showing the condition of the water prior to the fracking. Then, one would need to be able to show that the groundwater analysis after the fracking event showed no significant changes. Without this evidence, there is no basis for the industry’s claim that fracking has not affected the groundwater in a region. Given that this is crucial evidence, if I were running public relations for the fracking campaign, and I truly were confident that it has no polluting effect on groundwater, in each case I would want to have an independent baseline analysis done and then an independent analysis after the event. Then, if I had this kind of reliable comparative evidence to show no changes following a fracking event, I would be trumpeting it to the world as very strong evidence in support of our claims. What strikes me as significant is the complete absence of discussion of this kind of evidence. In fact, the spokesman ducked or didn’t understand the significance of the first question put to the speakers, which was pursuing the importance of baseline data. This lack of discussion, or even acknowledgement of the issue, invites the question of why the industry would not be focussing on this best evidence to provide good support for its claims. One can only guess as to why. I suppose there are two possibilities. The first and unlikely possibility is that the industry does not understand the importance and the logic of these basic research methods. The second, and more insidious possibility, is that they do, and they have gathered the appropriate comparative data, but somehow it hasn’t worked out as well as they wished. Perhaps the lack of “documented cases” mentioned in the presentation simply means the industry has decided not to publish the results. At this point, it seems to me, that it is the industry’s responsibility and duty to support their claims. I think it’s important to recognize that the current evidence they present as their best “scientific” evidence is inadequate and misleading, and clearly does not support their claim that fracking is environmentally safe.

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Help Carol celebrate her birthday, December 6 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Pedersen’s Florists. Apple cider and birthday cake will be served.

Kassian uses an advanced computer scanning system that measures your feet dynamically while you are walking. This helps her make an effective diagnosis of your foot related problems. The orthotics she prescribes to help your feet move more effectively are very thin and lightweight. They fit discreetly into your favorite shoes. Kassian’s professional services will be offered on Thursday, December 13, at this location: Camrose Community Centre (Old Drill Hall), 4518-54 Street, 2nd Floor, Room 230 (elevator access). As space for this clinic will be limited, book now by calling 1-780-466-1104.

Prater Jr. and Nancy Messick God has blessed you with fifty years of marriage Happy Anniversary, Dad and Mom! Love, your children

– SERVING EDMONTON AND AREA SINCE 1984 – Coming to Camrose Thursday, December 13, 2012 Camrose Community Centre (Old Drill Hall) 4518-54 Street, 2nd Floor, Room 230 (elevator access)

Battle River Credit Union presents scholarship Battle River Credit Union vice president of operations Bruce Weinkauf congratulates Stephanie King, the recipient of the third annual Terry Kelly Memorial Scholarship Award. Stephanie is the granddaughter of Liz Kelndorfer, Office Supervisor at the City Centre branch in downtown Camrose. Stephanie is enrolled at the Augustana Faculty University of Alberta and is working toward a Bachelor of Science degree.

Terry Kelly served as the General Manager of Battle River Credit Union for 30 years – his career with the Credit Union was his life. He lived and breathed the Credit Union, and his second family were his faithful employees.

To honor Terry’s memory, the Board of Directors established the Terry Kelly Memorial Scholarship program in 2010. A scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is available to children and grandchildren

of Battle River Credit Union staff and directors who will be attending a post-secondary institute for the year. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and community involvement.

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See this section for your automotive needs as well as classified automotive e ads and community news.

Chev Orlando Get the most from your vehicle

By Dan Jensen

The 2013 Chevrolet Orlando at McClellan Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC is helping you get the most out of your lifestyle by getting the most out of the vehicle you drive. Orlando can transport the same number of people you would expect with a significantly larger vehicle. "After a year on Canadian roads, Orlando has already changed people's attitudes towards family transportation," says Chevrolet. "For openers, there's the idea that you can accommodate up to seven people across three rows of seating in a vehicle that is only 4,665 mm long. The versatility gives you lots of possibilities, with second- and third-row seating that folds down flat to open into a substantial 1,594 litres of cargo room – accessible through the largeopening rear doors." But with Orlando, it's not just the quantity of the space that stands out. It's also the quality of the driving experience. Your comfort is enhanced by standard reclining front bucket seats with a four-way driver's seat adjuster. LTZ models add such premium amenities as heated front seats, a power six-way driver's seat adjuster, automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming interior rear view mirror. A series of conveniently located storage compartments allow you and your passengers to keep those essential items close at hand.

Connected, entertained, assisted

Advanced technology has many functions in Orlando. A series of features keep you connected while on the road, starting with available Bluetooth handsfree phone connectivity that enables you to make, answer and end calls on compatible mobile phones. Eager for a broad choice of entertainment for your family journey? The standard SiriusXM Satellite Radio offers 130 channels of programming – everything from all your favourite musical genres to news, talk, comedy and sports. You'll also enjoy a range of support services through the standard OnStar system with six months of the Directions and Connections Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation and OnStar RemoteLink. Want to find the nearest gas station? OnStar's advisors assist with these functions and so much more. Fuel savings

Orlando does away with the opinion that vehicles that can seat seven aren't that great on fuel because they require more power. Its award-winning 2.4 litre ECOTEC dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine offers a substantial output of 174 horsepower while also earning an impressive 7.0 litres per 100 km highway fuel consumption rating. Shifts within the automatic transmission are accomplished by applying and disengaging clutches simultaneously, which

Pete Pastuck McClellan Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC provides a more direct feel for the driver, compared to the "freewheeling" gear change mechanisms. On the road, a wide selection of shift patterns is adapted to the styles and habits of the driver, anticipating when maximum acceleration or maximum efficiency is required. The electronic control also adapts to the prevailing wind conditions, including gear shifting when climbing or descending and using engine braking assistance during down changes. Orlando's chassis has been tuned to provide the ideal compromise between ride comfort and agility. McPherson struts, used for front suspension, use hydraulic bushings which are often found in more expensive vehicles, and provide increased ride isolation for passengers and controlled absorption of variable road surfaces. The advanced compound

crank (torsion beam) system at the rear is used as it offers the perfect compromise between suspension control combined with savings in weight and space. Immediate impression

Orlando LTZ makes an immediate impression with 18-inch aluminum wheels, bodycoloured door handles with a chrome strip and a chrome liftgate handle. Drive with confidence

Transporting your nearest and dearest carries with it a responsibility. Orlando is engineered and equipped with that reality foremost in mind. So you'll find a series of driver control technologies that help you keep clear of dangerous situations. The standard features include four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and panic brake assist, plus electronic traction control and the StabiliTrak Electronic

Stability Control System – a technology that has been proven to reduce the risk of a fatal single-vehicle crash. If a collision cannot be avoided, Orlando protects the integrity of the passenger compartment with a reinforced steel safety cage and six standard airbags. You can take further reassurance from the fact the 2012 Chevrolet Orlando received a 5-Star Euro NCAP safety ratng. Orlando demonstrates how innovative design can transform the once ordinary confines of the family vehicle to create a totally different experience for driver and passengers alike. See the 2013 Chevrolet Orlando at McClellan Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC at 385048 Avenue, Camrose. Phone 780672-2355 and ask for one of the friendly sales professionals.


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WE ONLY MADE 500 OF THESE. SO WE’RE ONLY GIVING AWAY ONE. Drive In and Win. When you bring in your vehicle for a service special, you’ll receive a “Drive In and Win” contest card for instant prizes. You’ll also qualify for great Draw and Win prizes, including a Limited Production 2012 Chrysler 300 Mopar’12. There’s no better way to celebrate Mopar’s 75th Anniversary. PEACE-OF-MIND MAINTENANCE SERVICE





(Regular Price: $89.95)

Available at additional cost.


Service includes: √ Up to 5 litres of 5W20 or 5W30 Mopar® Oil √ Mopar® Oil Filter √ Rotation of 4 tires √ Peace-of-Mind Inspection of cooling system, all fl uid levels, electronic battery test, front and rear brake systems, exhaust system and suspension system √ Written report on findings √ Manufacturer’s check

Service includes: √ Setting of tire pressure √ Computerized alignment √ Toe adjustment √ Steering and suspension inspection √ Manufacturer’s check





∞ Parts extra. Excludes heavy duty vehicles.

±Additional charges may be applied for diesel, V10s, HEMI® V8s, fl uid disposal, semi-synthetic and synthetic oil. Environmental handling charges may apply.


$49,400 MSRP

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*No purchase necessary. The 2012 “Drive In and Win” contest consists of a scratch and win instant win promotion and an online sweepstakes with regional prizes. A skill-testing question must be correctly answered. Instant prizes range in value from $2.50 to $12.95. Complete contest details available at The instant win contest closes on December 31, 2012 or while supplies of offi cial “Drive In and Win” cards last (whichever occurs first). There are 517 secondary prizes awarded on a regional basis and 1 Grand Prize awarded nationally for the online sweepstakes portion of the “Drive In and Win” contest. Online sweepstakes ends with all entries received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on December 31, 2012. Approximate retail value and regional allocation of sweepstakes prizes is as follows: 1 Grand Prize consisting of a 2012 Chrysler 300 Mopar’12 (approx. value: $49,400) awarded nationally/Katzkin Interior (approx. value: $1,645)/Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (approx. value: $784)/Peace-of-Mind Maintenance Service Package (approx. value: $230)/Mopar Wheel Locks (approx. value: $90)/Mopar Cargo Tote (approx. value: $45). British Columbia (including Northwest Territories): 1/3/40/4/4, Alberta: 2/5/80/8/8, Prairies: 1/3/40/4/4, Ontario: 4/7/120/12/12, Quebec: 2/5/80/8/8, Atlantic: 1/3/40/4/4. Incentive offer applicable only at participating Chrysler, Jeep ®, Dodge, Ram dealers. Prices do not include taxes. Dealers are free to set individual prices. See your participating Chrysler, Jeep ®, Dodge, Ram dealer for complete details. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC, used under license by Chrysler Canada Inc. •Valid with purchase of any in-market service at any participating Chrysler, Jeep ®, Dodge, Ram dealer.

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Are your winter tires as dependable as your Toyota? Nobody knows your Toyota better than your Prairie Toyota Dealer, and that includes which winter tires are best for your vehicle. We offer 13 leading tire brands and our expert technicians will install, balance and align them for trouble-free driving all winter. With the cold weather on the way, count on us for the right tires for your Toyota.

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on a set of 4 winter tires

At participating dealers. Installation, balancing and taxes are not included. Environmental and/or disposal fees/levies may apply. Toyota dealers are free to set their own selling prices. Prices are subject to change without notice. Subject to availability. Some restrictions apply. For details about special manufacturers’ mail-In rebate offers, see your Service Advisor or visit GoodYear rebate expires December 31, 2012. Continental rebate expires December 15, 2012. All rebates valid on purchase of a set of 4 winter tires only. CLIENT CREATED

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DADS - LOOKING FOR A CAR WITHOUT A BACK SEAT? Count on our classifieds. We match up buyers and sellers. The Camrose Booster, phone 780-672-3142.


Baier receives bursary

2002 PONTIAC AZTEK – Blue, 4-door, very good condition, 169,000 km., $4,100. 780-374-2353.

BOATS, RVs and CAMPERS LOVE CAMPING, BUT TIRED OF SHOVELLING SNOW OFF THE AWNING IN MAY? Say goodbye to your Gulfstream! Move it fast with a Camrose Booster classified. Phone 780-672-3142.

Jordan Baier

The recipient of the 2012 Catholic Women's League bursary is Jordan Baier, of Camrose. On behalf of his son, Ron Baier accepted the award of $750 2007 JAYCO FLIGHT from Catholic Women's League HOLIDAY TRAILER – 27 ft., president Joanne Stang at the sleeps nine, fully loaded, great October meeting. condition, $14,500. Ph. 780-608- Jordan is a member of St. 9433. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He is currently enrolled in the MOTORCYCLES and ATVS Conservation Enforcement Pro 2008 POLARIS 800 gram at Lethbridge College. SPORTSMAN QUAD – Mud Lite The Catholic Women's tires and more, $5,500. Ph. 780- League congratulated Jordan 678-4134. and wished him success in his studies. SELLING YOUR SEAWORTHY BOAT? Make a splash with an ad in the Booster classifieds! Ph. 780-672-3142.







Habitat putting finishing touches on new homes By Dan Jensen

Open until 9 p.m. Thursdays until Christmas! *Offer valid on new and unused 2013 Arctic Cat snowmobiles mobiles excluding youth youth, race race, Spring Guarantee Guarantee, rental rental, government and demo models at participating Canadian dealers to Canadian residents. See dealer for details and program dates. 6.99% FINANCING FOR 60 MONTHS or DON’T PAY FOR 6 MONTHS are financed through TD Auto Finance at participating dealers. Financing is subject to credit approval; not all applicants will qualify for credit. Financing promotions void where prohibited. Minimum financing total of $5,000, amortized up to 60 months. 2-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY includes 12-month limited factory warranty and 12-month extended service contract through Cornerstone. Offer subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions apply. Excludes tax, freight and dealer setup. Always wear a helmet and don’t drink and ride. ©2012 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

Mayor Marshall Chalmers paints a door frame on the new Habitat for Humanity four-plex.

Four Camrose families are going to have new homes for Christmas. Habitat for Humanity Camrose was putting the finishing touches on a four-plex at 4015-75 Street last week. "We're doing some painting and tiling around the tubs and expect to have everything done by December 15," said Habitat for Humanity Camrose building committee chair Larry Schultz. "They take a little while but we are very optimistic." The four units are 1,038 square feet each, in keeping with the development requirements for the area. The end units have fully finished basements to accommodate larger families of four, while the middle units have unfinished basements for smaller families. "The families are pretty anxious to move in," said Schultz. Habitat for Humanity partner families for 2012 are Michaelle Baerge and her three children; Diana Mahowich and her daughter, Summerlin; Carrie Bexson and her daughter, Meysyn; and Britney Hoppe and her three children, Preston, Ryder and Abby. All four families were chosen on the basis of need, income and the ability to pay a mortgage. Their down payment is 500 hours of sweat equity, which has to be completed by the time the mortgage is signed. "They have put in a lot of volunteer hours either at this build or at the ReStore," said Schultz. Habitat Camrose started work on the four-plex in April. "We used a lot of subcontractors for the major trades but

we had a lot of volunteer labour for the other things," said Schultz. "The Knights of Columbus did a wonderful job with the siding and Cargill helped with the fence. Without them and the other volunteer groups that helped us throughout the project we wouldn't have been able to get this far." Habitat Camrose was able to obtain a land for the homes at a very good price for the promise that they be built with front drive garages. "Normally we don't build homes with front drive garages but we felt the low cost of the lots would more than make up the extra expense," said Habitat for Humanity Camrose executive director Cody McCarroll. Mortgage payments made by the partner families go into a revolving fund which, along with proceeds from Habitat ReStore and donations, are used to build homes for others. Habitat Camrose has built 22 homes since it was registered under the Societies Act in 1996, and has plans to build ten more over the next five years. Families living in Habitat for Humanity homes enjoy better health and are able to build equity in their homes. The money they save by not having to pay rent allows them to upgrade their education and secure better employment. Benefits to the community include a broader tax base and a stimulated building economy. Habitat for Humanity Camrose believes that access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to all.


ON NOW AT YOUR AlbeRTA CHeVROleT DeAleRS. 1-800-GM-DRIVe. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/††/*Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Silverado EXT 4X4 (CK10753 – 1SF/G80/KO5) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,500). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Alberta Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. ▼ Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ‡ 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 60 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Silverado EXT 4X4. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $166.67 for 60 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,500) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL/Ally Credit/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. †† 0.99% purchase financing for 72 months on 2013 Silverado EXT 4X4 approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit/Scotiabank. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0.99% for 72 months, the monthly payment is $143.11. Cost of borrowing is $304.06. Total obligation is $10,304.06. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Biweekly payments based on a purchase price of $31,995 on 2013 Chevrolet Silverado EXT 4X4 with $1,999 down equipped as described. ♦ $5,750 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Silverado EXT 4X4 (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. † To qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: (1) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 3 months (2) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured under a small business name for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) to be used towards the purchase/finance/lease of a new eligible 2012 or 2013 MY Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, or Chevrolet Avalanche delivered between October 2, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Incentive ranges from $1500 to $3,000, depending on model purchased. Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in the Cash For Clunkers program you will not be eligible for any trade-in value for your vehicle. See your participating GM dealer for additional program conditions and details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. ^Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^^Based on latest competitive data available. ~OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide.

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2013 Focus SE Sedan

2013 Fusion SE

2.0L, Automatic, Air/Tilt/Cruise, SYNC, OLD161

SALE Costco


2.5L, Auto, Navigation, Backup Camera, Dual Auto Climate, MyFord Touch, OLD133





27,835 <$1,000>




Finance 0% = $275 x 72 months Lease 0% = $230 x 72 months



48 Month Lease = 367/mo




2013 Escape p SE 4WD

2013 Escape p SE 4WD

Auto, MyFord Touch w/ SYNC, Auto Climate, Alloys, LTD155

SALE Costco


SALE Costco

31,426 <$1,000>


Add Leather, Moonroof

34,318 <$1,000>


48 Month Lease = $375/mo




2012 CLEAROUT 2012 F-150 Crew XTR 4x4

2012 F-150 SuperCab XLT 4x4 SALE Costco





30,426 $




48 Month Lease = $338/mo


Heated Leather, Panoramic Moonroof, Power Seat, Heated Mirrors, LTD173

SALE Costco


30,340 <$1,000>




(72 mo. finance)




33,574 <$1,000>




538/mo (72 mo. finance)

5.0L, SYNC, Trailer Tow, Pwr. Seat, Fog Lamps, Chrome Wheels, LTC589

5.0L, E-lock Axle, Running Boards, SYNC, Tow Pkg., Pwr. Pedals, Pwr. Seat, LTC496

CALL 780-672-5262 Indoor Direct Toll Free 1-800-994-9953


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INDOOR SALE! GREAT PRE-OWNED SELEC 2012 Explorer 4WD XLT Leather, Moonroof, 21,714 km

$35,990 2011 F-250 4x4 CrewCab XLT 6.2L, 82,992 km


2011 F-150 2WD S/Cab XLT


Nav, Moonroof, 17,946 km

113,125 km

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD Z71 (FC727X) . . . $15,990 133,241 km

2012 Econoline E-250 Commercial (AFC687) . . $24,990 17,882 km

2009 Edge AWD SEL (TD125A) . . . . . . . . . . . $24,990 71,108 km

2011 Edge AWD SEL (AFB634) . . . . . . . . . . . $26,990 2008 Expedition 4WD Limited (FC727A) . . . $28,990 95,514 km


2013 Flex Limited AWD

2007 Chev Silverado Crew 1500HD (TC396A) . . $21,990

47,207 km

82,992 km

22,677 km


2004 Chev Aveo Hatch

2005 Buick Allure CX

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 72,986 km

$8,990 2008 Pontiac G5 SE Sedan Grey

85,504 km

120,134 km



2003 Mustang Coupe 117,600 km

$6,990 2005 Pontiac Montana 110,445 km

$7,990 F-150 4x4 Crew FX4 Luxury (TC550B) . . $4 41,990 1 990 2010 Explorer 4WD XLT (AFA724) . . . . . . . . . $2 21,990 21 990 2012 17,190 km 75,612 km 2010 F-150 4x4 Crew FX4 157” (AFA668) . . . $29,990 2011 F-250 4x4 CrewCab XLT 6.2L (FA737A). $32,990 49,157 km 58,996 km 2010 F-150 4x4 Crew XTR 145” (TD144A) . . . $22,990 2009 F-150 4x4 S/Cab XTR 145” (TD121A) . . $20,990 98,800 km 67,278 km 2011 F-150 4x4 Crew Raptor (AFB732) . . . . . . $51,990 36,364 km 2011 F-250 4x4 S/Cab XL 142” 6.2L (AFB722) . . $23,990 $ 2011 F-150 4x4 Crew XLT 145” (TC466A) . . . 23,990 52,640 km 59,823 km 2013 Flex Limited AWD Nav/Roof (AFD699) . . $40,990 2011 F-150 4x4 S/Cab XL 163” (AFB720) . . . . $21,990 17,946 km 55,332 km

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2013 Explorer XLT 4WD Leather, Backup Camera, power Liftgate, 20” Wheels, Whee Navigation, Tow Pkg., LTDD13

3.5L, MyFord Touch w/SYNC, Leather, Panoramic Roo Roof, Backup Camera, LTD130


SALE Costco



40,061 <$1,000>

SALE Costco


44,270 <$1,000>







48 Month Leas Lease = $488/mo

48 Month Leas Lease = $601/mo

2013 F-150 Regular Cab STX

2013 F-150 SuperCrew XTR 4x4


5.0L, E-Lock Axle, A Tailgate Step, SYNC, Backup Camera, Brake Control, LTD134 Came

3.7L, Auto, Air/Tilt/Cruise, Fog Lamps, 3.7 SYNC, Tow, LTD101




SALE S Costco


SALE S Costco


27,447 <$1,000>



72 M Month th L Lease = $416/mo

48 M Month th L Lease = $530/mo



2012 F-150 Crew XTR EcoBoost 4x4 SALE Costco

2012 F-350 Crew Lariat Diesel 4x4


36,904 <$1,000>





SALE Costco


(72 mo. finance)

3.5L EcoBoost V6, Max Tow, Tailgate Step, SYNC, Bucket Seats, Chrome Steps, LTC520


56,999 <$1,000>



947/mo (72 mo. finance)

HOURS: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. LICENSED BY AMVIC

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39,088 <$1,000>





OAC Ford Credit. Focus and Fiesta leases 16,000 km/yr., SUV/CUV/truck leases 20,000 km/yr. See Lamb Ford for details.


2006 Chev Colorado Crew

2012 Focus SE

2010 F-350 King Ranch Diesel 64,997 km

Nav., Loaded, 26,389 km

113, 125 km

92,922 km

2012 Expedition Limited

Starting at


$15,990 2010 Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin

2006 Taurus SEL 128,995 km


$16,990 2012 Fusion SEL AWD

2012 Flex AWD’s

$43,990 2011 F-250 XLT Crew

under 30,000 km

75,095 km

Starting at


Starting at $21,990 $25,990 $28,990 $26,990 2009 Flex l AWD Limited i i d (TD059A) . . . . . . . . $2 22,990 2 990 2012 GMC Canyon 4x4 Ext. Cab SLE (TC548A). . $24 24,990 2 4 990 2007 Lincoln Navigator AWD (FB617A) . . . . $28 28,990 990 64,412 km 5,334 km 99,585 km $ 2005 Freestyle Limited (FC648A) . . . . . . . . . . 14,990 2011 GMC Yukon 4WD SLE (TC212A) . . . . . . . $31,990 95,771 km 2012 Mazda3 GS (LD148A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,990 45,160 km $ 2012 Fusion Sport AWD (ACC701) . . . . . . . . 24,990 2006 Jeep Commander 4WD (TD091B) . . . . . $15,990 14,518 km 22,331 km 83,637 km 2008 Pontiac G5 SE Sedan Grey (LD132A) . . . . $9,990 2008 Mustang Convertible (AC8704) . . . . . . . $18,990 2008 Jeep Liberty 4WD Limited S (TD084A) . . $21,990 120,134 km 37,940 km 44,990 km $ 2012 Mustang 2DR Coupe (ACC703) . . . . . . . $21,990 2009 Lincoln MKX AWD (FB593A) . . . . . . . . $24,990 2007 Toyota Camry Auto LE (CD096A) . . . . . . 13,990 45,108 km 27,944 km 94,606 km 2009 Taurus AWD Limited (C9619A) . . . . . . . $17,990 2008 Lincoln MKZ AWD (CB573A) . . . . . . . . . $17,990 2009 Toyota Corolla Auto CE (CD074A) . . . . . $12,990 46,638 km

50,402 km

84,704 km

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CAMROSE – A Camrose auto- where Jackie Rae works. She was in body shop is being credited with sav- charge of cleaning up the reindeer Mrs. S. Claus ing this year’s Christmas after Kris droppings. Did a good job, too! AnyKringle damaged his new sled while ways, Gordy and his team got right splendid! on a test drive. on the job and had us on our way in I’m sure glad we went to The “He was very excited about tak- no time. The sleigh’s right as rain Auto Shoppe. I’ll make sure Kris ing his brand new sleigh around the and Kris has that twinkle back in gives Gordy, Jenn and Ryan a real world on December 24th,” said Mrs. his eye. Dancer’s good too, or was nice present this year. They sure are S. Claus, wife of Mr. Kringle, also it Prancer? Goodness me, it doesn’t nice boys and girls over there.” known as Santa Claus. “We’ve been matter, everything worked out just looking at getting a new sleigh for the The Auto Shoppe – where even Santa goes past 500 years or so and finally found to get the job done right! one in Camrose. Kris decided to take her for a test drive and accidentally bumped Dancer, or was it Prancer, I always get them mixed up. Anyways, the sleigh needed quick repairs because we had to get back up north. We’ve got an entire shop going full tilt up there. Kris was in a tizzy, so I Collison Repair Center took charge and called Gordy at the 4709-36 St., Camrose • 780-672-7231 • Auto Shoppe – you know, that place

Battle River Community Foundation director Wayne Throndson presents a cheque for $1,000 to Camrose Children's Centre program director Tammy Partington.

The Battle River Community Foundation has granted $1,000 to the Camrose Children's Centre. Made possible by the Battle River Community Foundation's Community Fund, the grant will be used to purchase storage units for classrooms, baby furniture, and toys for assisted learning. The Camrose Children's Centre, an accredited, licenced day care centre, follows a learning through play approach to child care which fosters curiosity and an eagerness to learn in a secure and encouraging environment. Children explore and experiment as they develop feelings of being capable and competent. "In order to accomplish this mission, we must ensure a quality and comfortable facility for children," states the Centre. The Camrose Children's Centre includes a day home program which has 12 licenced providers and 47 children. The day care/out of school programs are registered for 120 children. The Centre also offers a full ECS program with 21 children registered. The Battle River Community Foundation exists to support projects and organizations in east central Alberta which benefit local communities and have a positive impact on the future. Grants from the Battle River Community Foundation are made possible through the generosity of individual donors who have created endowment funds, currently valued in excess of $6.726 million. The principal of these endowment funds remains untouched and the income is made available annually to support local projects and organizations. Some grant funding is also made available by generous donors who make flow-through gifts to the Battle River Community Foundation. Since its founding in 1995, the Battle River Community Foundation has granted over $1.6 million to various projects and initiatives.

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CCHS hoop Trojans start to defend the 3A provincial title

By Murray Green

The provincial winning Camrose Composite High School Trojans basketball team is ready to defend its title. The journey starts with the Boston Pizza Classic in Camrose on Dec. 6 to 8. "The boys are excited to hit the hardwood again," said coach James Saby. "The senior boys should be among the top teams in the province this year again."

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Hoop Vikings finish first half undefeated By Murray Green

It was the perfect way to end the first half of the season for the Augustana women's basketball team, which defeated the NAIT Ooks 66-55 and 87-52 to close out the opening half of the year at 9-0 in the win-loss column. Taryn Story of Daysland led the offence with 16 points in the Nov. 23 game in Edmonton. The Vikings led 51-34 after three quarters to put the game out of reach for the Ooks. "We have more of a defensive mind set this year. We have always been good at offence and have led the league in scoring, but we also gave up a lot of points and shots," explained Taryn. "This year, that's our focus — to try and hold the other team to 50 points or fewer. That's our main goal and it has been working so far." Augustana cranked up the offence in the rematch by out scoring their opponents 27-13 in the second quarter. The birds didn't soar in the third either as the Vikings improved to a 29-12 margin and started to pull away in the contest with a combination of a solid offence and a sound defence. "We create a balanced attack on offence, but we have learned that defence is what wins you the games," added Taryn. Continued on page 48

The Augustana Vikings hockey team earned another three points in a weekend series against the Concordia Thunder. The Vikings hammered Concordia with five goals in the opening period and then cruised through a 10-2 mild-mannered home game on Nov. 23. However, the Thunder turned up the noise in the rematch in Edmonton the next night. Concordia built up a 3-1 lead on the strength of two power play goals in the second period and forced the Vikings into taking more penalties than they would have liked to. It also made the desperate Vikings consider mounting a comeback. Kenny Bradley netted the first tally of the contest in the middle of the opening period. After Augustana heard three outbursts from Concordia, the Vikings, led by Adam Johnson, came to life. Johnson helped set up defenceman Ryan Cornforth to close the gap and then garnered the equalizer in the last minute to force overtime. However, the extra time didn't solve the deadlock despite both teams generating four shots and scoring chances in the extra frame. Vikings goalie Joel Danyluk had a busy night by stopping 28 of 31 shots. Augustana fired 42 shots at the Thunder net. In the home contest, it was Bradley who scored first again for the Vikings, this time just 14 seconds after the puck was dropped. Matthew Foster, Johnson, Scott Aucoin and Bradley all collected two goals, while defencemen Harrison Tribble and Tanner Korchinski added single markers. Augustana netminder Paul Kolida could have taken the night off. He turned away six of eight shots to pick up the victory. The Vikings take on the Grant MacEwan Griffins on Jan. 9 to kick-off the second half of the season in the EnCana Arena beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Camrose. Benefit game

The Charlie Killam School Cougars girls' team captured the gold medals at the Battle River Junior High Athletic Association Regional Volleyball Tournament Nov. 17. Back row from left to right are coach Sue Nelson, Jaden Olson, Payton Findlay, Morgan Spruyt, Sydney Leslie and Jurnee Niehaus. Middle row from left to right are Chelsea Barkman, Taylor Olson, Ashlyn White, Sadie Borgfjord and Abby Fowler. Front row left to right are Rhonda Thygesen and Eve Esch.

On Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., a community benefit road hockey game under the lights will be played in the Edgeworth Centre parking lot. The game will consist of two 25-minute periods with Mayor Marshall Chalmers dropping the official ball to start the game. This year's beneficiary is Dave Borman of Hockey Plus who was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and completed treatments in Edmonton last month. Each hockey team will have 20 players and it will cost them $20 to take part in the road hockey match. The Augustana Choir will be singing O Canada and the student chaplains will be serving free hot chocolate. A live auction will be held during the game.

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Hands-on workshop Workshop coordinator Joan Conley and president Sharon Olsen show how to start a family tree. On Nov. 28th, a genealogy course titled "Introduction to Genealogy" was offered. They are holding a follow-up! This genealogy course will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Irving Meeting Room, downstairs of the Camrose Public Library, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Titled “Hands-on Genealogy Workshop”, they will help you get started or organize the information that you already have. This is free to teens aged 13 to 17. Register at the library front desk or email

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Davidse honoured for coaching success with Buffaloes By Murray Green To say Carl Davidse is Camrose's Mr. Football would be an understatement. He has coached many teams over the past 21 years in sports such as hockey, soccer and football. Carl's passion for football was ignited by his father Lawrence, who loved the CFL and the Edmonton Eskimo’s. The Rose City Minor Football Association honoured Carl for his years of dedicated service to the organization on Nov. 24 at the year-end banquet. "This was a shock for me. I just wanted to coach to help the kids, so to have this is just on top. It is a real special thing," said Carl. "I wasn't expecting it and I'm not in it for the accolades. Camrose is a diamond in the rough when it comes to football. When you look at all of our successes, relatively speaking, we are way more successful than other sports. Just to be a part of that from the ground level and keep it going is a real honour." Carl, a level three certified coach, helped start the Camrose Coyotes bantam football team, which later became the Buffaloes. He was one of the coaches of the first ever peewee football team and then the atom team. "Once the bantam program was up and running, Joe Kucy and I started the peewee team. Not a lot of people realize this, but it all started because Joe had a registered society called the Wood Buffalo. That is where the Buffaloes came from. The first year they offered atoms, they just practiced. When the team entered the league, I was lucky enough to coach them." Prior to coaching the Buffaloes, Carl coached the Camrose Composite High School Trojans team for 13 years and, when his son Michael was seven, he switched to coaching the first atom team that competed in the Capital District Minor Football Association. "It was really tough going from high school down to atom," Carl explained. "Once you get used to where they are at

and change your expectations a little, it was okay. It was really hard the first year. After coaching players who are more mature and pick up things a little quicker and then going to seven-year-olds who didn't know where to stand, it was tough." That first year had a lot of growing pains because none of the players had ever played contact football before. However, in the third year of atom the Buffaloes lost in the Tier 2 league final by one touchdown. The first year peewee Buffaloes appeared in their first of four consecutive league finals. They won Tier 4 provincials that year. In bantams, the Buffaloes advanced to the provincial north semifinals in both seasons to make it three provincial appearances in four years. He was also recognized by his peers in the league by winning coach of the year two years straight. "Winning provincials was a big thing for us in our first year of peewees (after coaching two years of atoms)," said Carl. "The fondest memories are of seeing the players develop or when you receive a new player and you find out how really good he is. I would be remiss if I didn't say that working with all of the different coaches was great. I've met some good guys all of the way through and building those relationships has been some of the fondest memories for me." This season the coach moved his son Michael into the quarterback position and it paid off with a provincial berth. "Just to see his level that he has gained over the years was good. His football IQ is through the roof. He called audibles on all of the plays and knew what different things to look for," said Carl. "We have gone from showing Grade 10 players how to put the equipment on to now sending players to the high school with six to eight years of experience under their belts. That's awesome and I'm just glad to be a part of that." By dressing only 18 players

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Former Rose City Football Association president Tyson Sikstrom presented coach Carl Davidse (right) with a helmet for his many years of dedicated service to minor football in Camrose.

for some games, the coach was pushed to do more. "Some players played six different positions and it really helped the players' IQ by playing both offence and defence. I think they learned a lot more,

became tougher and were better football players in the end because of it. I had to keep it simple, while being effective, so when a player filled in he could do well." Carl loves football and hopes

to continue coaching next year with the Camrose Composite High School Trojans and the Battle River Shock midget football team.

Kodiaks sweep Canmore Eagles By Murray Green

The Camrose Kodiaks feasted on the Canmore Eagles in a two game weekend series on Nov. 23 and 24. Brett Njaa led the offence with two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win in the second game. Dallas Bergstrom, Jakson Elynuik and

Ty Clay picked up single markers. Nolan Marshall also had a good game with three assists. Netminder Devin McDonald made 29 of 31 saves in the Camrose net. The Kodiaks registered 42 shots on the Canmore cage. Camrose jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first game with tal-

lies from Kieran O'Neil and Scott Feser. The Eagles swooped in two power play markers in the second to tie the contest. The Kodiaks regained the lead in the third frame when Kirsten Odendaal shot the puck over the goal line on a power play opportunity of their own. Goalie Matt Gibney stood tall for Camrose by making 28 of 30 saves for the win. The Kodiaks recorded 32 shots on the Eagles net. The sweep left the Kodiaks two points back of the second place Okotoks Oilers, but Camrose has game in hand. Special games

Camrose Special Olympics Athletes Dakota Blanchard, left, and Robert Lazariuk, right, with Camrose Kodiaks Ryan Hoult and Cam Gotaas are ready to launch the Draft an Athlete program. The official launch will take place at the Kodiaks' games on Dec. 8 and 9. To sponsor Come to the Draft an Athlete program, attend the games or call Stacy Wolbeck to make a difference in the lives of Special Olympic athletes. Prior to the Dec. 8 game a community partnership between the Camrose Kodiaks and Special Olympics Camrose will be formed to include the slogan “A Winning Team.” The players are sporting the Don Cherry jerseys to be worn on Dec. 15.

The Camrose Special Olympics and the Camrose Kodiaks will be launching the Draft an Athlete program at the weekend games on Dec. 8 and 9. The Kodiaks play the Spruce Grove Saints on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and host the Drayton Valley Thunder on Sunday afternoon, beginning at 2 p.m. A juvenile diabetes walk will also be held on Dec. 9. The Kodiaks will have a silent auction to raise funds. The Kodiaks will be wearing spiffy jerseys in support of prostate cancer awareness on dress like Don Cherry night on Dec. 15. Camrose will be playing the Calgary Canucks beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the EnCana Arena. There will be a silent auction at this game and at the end of the game the jerseys the players wore will be given to the highest bidder. The annual Kodiaks Teddy Bear Toss will take place after the team scores its first goal in the same game.

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SUPERSTORE 7005 - 48 Ave. PHONE 780-608-2218

Draw to be made Monday, December 10, 2012

SUPERSTORE 7005 - 48 Ave. PHONE 780-608-2218

Draw to be made Monday, December 10, 2012

SUPERSTORE 7005 - 48 Ave. PHONE 780-608-2218




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WILD ROSE CO-OP 48 Ave. and 51 St. PHONE 780-672-3107

Draw to be made Monday, December 10, 2012

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SOBEYS 4820-66 Street PHONE 780-672-5969

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M & M MEAT SHOPS 120-6800-48 Avenue PHONE 780-672-1484




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WALMART Unit 400 Cornerstone 6800-48 Avenue

Draw to be made Monday, December 10, 2012

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Draw to be made Monday, December 10, 2012

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Christmas comes early to Camrose

A number of special events over the last few days have been helping residents of Camrose and area get ready for Christmas. Pictures clockwise from top left: Kyla and Christine Sawden enjoyed the decorations at the Festival of Trees held at Camrose Regional Exhibition; Clarice Jury was dressed in her Mrs. Santa Claus outfit at the Festival of Trees; the Festival of Trees featured many spectacular Christmas Tree displays; Megan Olson, of Camrose, enjoyed petting a rabbit at the Festival of Trees petting zoo; Camrose Police Service mascot Cpl. K-9, Camrose Police Service Inspector Lee Foreman, RCMP mascot Safety Bear and Cst. Kenyon were collecting gifts from passing motorists during the Charity Checkstop Dec. 1; Pat Lyseng was serving gingerbread cookies at the Festival of Trees; Kinsmen Club radio auction chair Trevor Vinet, left, and member Nick Wolbeck check the bids during the fund-raiser during Midnight Madness on Nov. 30 Below: Camrose Police Service Chief of Police Kambeitz and Cpl. K-9 braved the cold temperatures to assist with the Charity Check Stop.

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Helpful Tips for Writing Classified Ads Which Get Results! Be Thorough Sure you want your ad to stand out from the rest, but don’t skimp on the sort of information that sells. The item’s condition, size, age, brand name, and color are some of the basics readers want to know. Without them, your ad may be overlooked.

Steer Clear of Abbreviations Okay, so you want to include all the important basics. Don’t use strange abbreviations because our ads are designed to spell all the important details. Besides, you are not paying by the line, but by the word, so there is really no need to abbreviate.

Be Honest Exaggerating your item’s finer points may bring in a lot of responses, but a buyer who’s misled won’t appreciate it and will take his business somewhere else.

State Your Price The cost of an item is one of the most important concerns of want ad readers. Ads showing prices are ones which get results. Giving a price also serves to “weed out” those buyers not in your price range.

Be Accessible Including a telephone number or address puts you in touch with potential buyers. Be sure to state the hours you can be reached: a caller who can’t get through the first time often won’t call again.

Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or problems you may have regarding advertising. Our professionally trained sales staff know the ropes, and would be happy to pass their know-how on to you. That’s why we’re here, to help you get the results you deserve.

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4925-48 Street, Camrose



A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to the ‘honest angel’ who found and ensured my purse and contents were secure until I was able to reclaim them. Love and prayers, Merry Christmas and God bless! – Anne Desnoyers, Camrose.

F/T RDA LEVEL 2 REQUIRED for dental office. Competitive wages and benefits. Please submit resumé by email to or by fax to 780-672-4700. PLUMBERS AND SHEET M ETA L M ECH A N ICS REQUIRED for growing Central Alberta company. Please email resumé in confidence to:

THE FAMILY OF OLIVE K RYZ A NOWSK I ext end s our sincere thank you to Dr. Slabbert, Spruce Cottage and Home Care for the excellent care given to our mother. We also thank our family and friends for the phone calls, cards and food and to Rev. Vaillancourt and Burgar Funeral Home for their compassion and guidance. We are proud to call Camrose home. – Rosemarie and Jim Anderson, Neil and Cecile Kryzanowski A SINCERE THANK YOU to all my sisters, but especially to Sharon, Carol and Dianne for all they have done and continue to help me with around the house. I would also like to thank Mark Rose, Al Cleveland and Tim Pyle for all they have done for me. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the very best in the new year. Thanks. – Dale

SEE THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTION STARTING ON PAGE 34 for more classified ads about cars, trucks, campers, RVs, automotive services and ATVs WEDDING DRESS MISTAKE? – If your error was putting it on once, fix the mistake. Sell your dress with a Camrose Booster classified. Phone 780-672-3142. ROUND HILL CHRISTMAS MARKET – Monday, Dec. 10, 5 - 7 p.m. For free table call Terry, 780-672-6068.

PERSONAL DRINKING A PROBLEM? Alcoholics Anonymous, call 780672-9903. LOST THAT LOVING FEELING? Find it with a personal ad in The Camrose Booster classifieds. Ph. 780-672-3142. LONELY 50-YEAR OLD GENTLEMAN – Looking for a girlfriend. 780-608-1576, 780672-2755.

GOT PUPPIES? If that sneaky dog of the neighbour’s has been over lately and you’ve got a litter of puppies to prove it... move them fast with a Camrose Booster classified ad. Ph. 780-672-3142. BATTLE RIVER VETERINARY SERVICES Practice Limited to Companion Animals Experienced Professionals Providing Quality Care and Service 780-672-6999 5208-51 Avenue, Camrose


SANTA’S COMING to the Round Hill Community Christmas Potluck, Sunday, Dec. 9, 1:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.

FREE – 27” RCA TV, excellent picture. 780-672-6616.

BAKE SALE – Sat., Dec. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Ukrainian Catholic Church basement, 5304- 48A Ave. Cabbage rolls, perogies, Christmas baking and more!


THE CAMROSE SENIOR SOCIETY is holding its annual Christmas party on Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. at Mirror Lake Centre, 5415-49 Ave. Tickets on sale at Mirror Lake Centre from 10 a.m. to noon, week days at $20 ea. Call 780-672-7022 for more information.

WANTED: FULL- and PART-TIME WAITRESSES, COOK and MAINTENANCE STAFF Friendly working environment Apply in person at Alice Hotel



WE WANT THE BEST! Class 1, 2 or 4 Drivers for Taxi • Less than 4 demerits • Friendly personality • Good driving habits, experience • P/T, F/T, Days or Nights ROSE CITY TAXI 780-672-1003

WILL ACCEPT OLD VEHICLES, machinery, scrap iron, etc. Car batteries (will pay for). Call 780-672-6917 or 780-686-5211.

EMPLOYMENT WANTED 2ND BEST PAINTER IN TOWN – 30 years’ experience for all your painting needs. Call Rick the Painter, 780-672-0391.

WE SELL RUBBER STAMPS, stamp pads, and stamp pad ink. Camrose Booster Ltd., 4925-48 St., Camrose. JUNK TO THE DUMP – Free estimates. Garages, basements, light hauling. 780-678-1847 (cell), Tom. COMPLETE TILING SERVICE Specializing in backsplashes, tub surrounds and all types of wall. Patricia Fielding, Lady Tiler 780-672-3622 TOTAL FOOT CARE, 780672-3993. Have a specially trained RN visit you. ROD LaGRANGE DRYWALL – residential/commercial. Tape, texture, estimates and references. Phone 780-679-8299 or 780352-0888. R.J.’S CONSTRUCTION Renovations, bathrooms, additions and repairs Shingling, garages, concrete work Arborite and tiles 20 years’ experience in Camrose Call Rob, 780-672-0521 LaCRIA TRUCKING Potable Water Hauling Residential, Commercial, Oilfield Gerald and Marla Steinwand, owners PHONE 780-679-9134

DOUG’S TOWN & COUNTRY YARD CARE • Items hauled away • Eavestrough cleaning • Snow removal • Rental & Move-out Clean up Call 780-672-2404 YEAR-ROUND COMMERCIAL WINDOW CLEANING – WCB and liability insurance. Call Tim at 780-868-5164.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL FOR RENT, Ph. 780672-8620. CAMROSE MOOSE HALL FOR RENT Ideal for weddings, banquets, any celebration or special occasion. Call 780-672-2695 ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL AT GRAND PARK VILLAGE – Large one and two bedroom suites starting at $650 for one bedroom and $700 for two bedrooms. Hurry! Deals like this won’t last. Call today for a viewing, 780-281-0426 OFFICE SPACE in Camrose business centre. Ph. 780-672-1998 or 780-608-5629. MID-CITY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 1017197 Alberta Ltd. For All Your Rental Needs We have: • Houses • Duplexes • 4-Plexes • Condos •Apartments • Storage and more! Call 780-672-0662 for more info and listings or visit our ads on Kijiji LOT RENTALS AVAILABLE – Move-in incentive offered. 14 wides are welcome. Call Camrose Mobile Home Park, 780-672-2396. EXECUTIVE SUITE – Well maintained, quiet adult building. Two bedrooms, five appliances, spacious, covered deck. Looking for long-term tenant. Ph. 780-608-3131.

McTAVISH DELIVERIES LTD. Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated 780-672-5242, Camrose

ASPEN TERRACE Modern, spacious, clean Includes fridge, stove, dishwasher, in-suite washer/dryer Heat, water, parking Pet friendly In quiet surroundings Many amenities within walking distance - MOVE IN IN DECEMBER AND $AVE 780-672-8681 Visit us on Kijiji

J.D.’s SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, SALES & SERVICE – Ph. 1-780-672-7649. THE SHIRT OFF MY BACK TAILORING, 4937-49 St. (east of the Main Post Office), will be CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS from 4:00 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15 to Tues., Jan. 1. Open regular hours Wed., Jan. 2, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 780-672-4793.

HOUSE FOR RENT – Four large bedrooms, office, large open kitchen w/plenty of cupboards, two living room areas, 2.5 baths, five appliances, covered deck in private yard, 24’ x 26’ detached heated garage, walking distance to Cornerstone area. $1,500/ mo. plus utilities. No smokers, no pets. Available Dec. 15. Call Anita, 780678-4913.


BEAUTIFUL NEW OFFICE Sparkling new second floor office in beautiful downtown Camrose. Only one office left out of nine originally available. This office is 193 sq. ft. and is wired for internet access. $180.94 + GST monthly. Extremely quiet construction and quiet neighbours. Be the very first to occupy your office! Our tenants stick around for years because we are the fairest, most reasonable people in the business! Call 780-672-3142 today and ask for Blain Fowler, Don Hutchinson or Andrea Uglem. ONE- AND TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT SUITES in adult building close to downtown. $650 $750/mo. including heat and water. No pets, smokers or partiers. Ph. 780-672-5369. SPACIOUS, BRIGHT, VERY NEAT TWO -BEDROOM APARTMENT – Central location, close to university and city centre. Clean quiet building. No smoking, no pets. Reference required. Immediate possession. Ph. 780-679-2170. TWO-BEDROOM SUITE – Free heat, water, security doors, non-smoking, immaculate shape. Ph. 780-672-4326 or 780-679-7665 (cell). LARGE PARTLY FURNISHED one-bedroom basement suite. No pets, no smoking. Utilities included. Available now. $650/mo. Ph. 780672-5118. TWO-BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE in fourplex available now. Power, heat, cable TV included. Non-smoker, no pets, no parties, $650/mo. Must have references. Call Gerry at 780-678-0814. FIVE-BEDROOM HOUSE, two-car garage, large fenced yard. No pets. $1,300/mo., $1,300 DD. Available Jan. 1. Will consider rent-to-own. Ph. 780672-1998. NEWER TWO-BEDROOM FOUR-PLEX Suite includes five appliances and is close to downtown area. Phone Rick, 780-608-5000 or George, 780-678-7610.

VACATION RENTALS SPEND THREE WEEKS IN THE COMOX VALLEY ON VANCOUVER ISLAND – Bring your skis, golf clubs or both. Fishing, eagle watching, sitting by the dock sipping a latté, or walking without slipping on ice. This is the Hawaii of Canada. Thinking of moving to GREEN pastures year round? Try before you buy. Feb. 3 - 26, $1,000. Phone Norene at 250339-6430. For pics see Casa Sirenas on

FOR RENT OR LEASE FOR RENT OR LEASE – Second floor single office available, 150 sq. ft., $175/mo., includes all utilities. 780-679-3555.

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ROUND DINING ROOM TABLE w/two leaves (will seat 12), along with four chairs, $150 obo. 780-672-2054. LARGE GOOSE FEATHER QUILT – $90. 780-672-1217. 14 IN. COLOUR TV – $40. Ph. 780-679-2624. WHITE BEAUMARK FRIDGE – Good condition, $50. 780-672-9622. NEW! PRE-LIT 4’ POTTED CHRISTMAS TREES, garland, wreath, $60. 780-608-8744. USED INGLIS ELECTRIC STOVE – Works well, $100. 780672-0596.

REDUCED TO SELL QUICK! HOME AND REVENUE PROPERTY – 3106-63 Street Close, Camrose. Mint condition 1,900 sq. ft. two-storey backing onto park! Double attached garage, PLUS EXTRA SHOP and RV PARKING! Features BONUS ROOM, three bedrooms, open kitchen and family room and SUITE in basement. All for $364,900. Immediate possession too! Call Teresa Smithson, Century 21 All Stars Realty, 780-499-7425. WOW! GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY – Beautiful newer four-suite building in a quiet part of town. Live in one; rent the others. Ultra low maintenance, energy efficient, spare lot for future development. May consider house as part trade. Won’t last long! Ph. 780-608-3131.



BEEF UP YOUR CATTLE SALES – Advertise in The Camrose Booster. Phone 780-672-3142.

SEE THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTION STARTING ON PAGE 34 for more classified ads about cars, trucks, campers, RVs, automotive services and ATVs


MACHINERY SWATHER NO LONGER ‘CUTTING THE MUSTARD?’ Call The Camrose Booster Classifieds, 780-672-3142. 1986 CASE 4894 – 4wd, 300 hp, 8,500 hrs., pto, radial duals, 14’ Degelman blade, plumbed for Outback. Autosteer, great to push snow or run grain cart. Asking $30,000. Ph. 780-375-2443, 780679-8784.

BUILDING MATERIALS STEEL BUILDINGS – Prices reduced. Wholesale/factory offers on discounted deals. Big and small. Source# 18X. Ph. 800-964-8335.

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 AIRBRUSH PAINT BOOTH with compressor, 3’ x 3’, $75. Ph. 780-672-2901. SPLIT AND SEASONED FIREWOOD – Birch, Poplar, Spruce/Pine mix, Tamarack. Now located approx. 20 min. west of Camrose on Hwy. 13. Pick up or delivered. Coal Lake Wood Products, 780-387-1214. CROSS COUNTRY SKIS, poles and lady’s size 7 boots. Used once, $80. 780-672-2901.

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"Whether you like it or not, you learn to play defence first. I have learned to love it. Our coach has developed her style over the last four years and so far it has been working well." It marked the third game in two weeks that the Vikings received scoring from 11 players. Kelsey Lund led the team with 16 points, while Taryn chipped in with 12. "Because we are so balanced, I think it makes it hard for other teams to scout our team. Everyone works hard and anyone can step up." Taryn recalled her first year when the team won only five games. "It was a struggle at first, but each year we have gotten better. Last year, we lost to Lethbridge in the quarter-finals. Now we are at a point where we can challenge the best teams. We are

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hosting the playoff championships and it is a tournament style this year and it is a one-game elimination. You have to prepare for one game and be ready to play. The pressure drives us and we hope the home crowd will help us. It makes us hungrier, knowing that we have to win." Hosting the event doesn't mean the Vikings are satisfied with just being there. "Other people have the mind set that we are hosting, so we don't have to work as hard. Out goal is to finish first and win the playoffs. We want to prove to the league that we are going to earn our spot. It is going to be a rowdy house here and I'm excited about it." Although the Vikings are in first place, the team isn't comfortable yet. "There are some strong teams in the north that we haven't played. Although we are first, we can't relax," said Taryn. "We have to keep pushing and rankings are just numbers. We have always had a better second half to the season, so this is a shift for us. Knowing we have stronger teams to face keeps us more intense on training and preparing for the next semester." The fact Taryn has grown up in the area makes her proud to be contributing to the team's

success. "It's good to have some success and everyone knows who you are. It's always nice to have that support. We do it (play hard) for our school and the community." Taryn's father Wilf was a fierce baseball player on the mound and at the plate in the area. "I think that is where my competitive edge comes from," admitted Taryn. This season Augustana has another story. "I've never had the opportunity to play on the same team as my sister (Hayley) before because we are three years apart. It really means a lot and I definitely want to be a role model for her. I treat her like any other teammate as an equal, and it's cool to see her growth as a player in the first half. One benefit of having a sister on the team is that if she does struggle, she has someone to come to because I can relate to what players are going through." Taryn is emerging as a leader both on and off the court. "Whatever the role the team needs me for, I will get the job done. I want to help create that balanced attack, so that everyone is scoring and feeling that they are contributing. It is good to have the added depth this year."

INVITATION TO TENDER FARMLAND FLAGSTAFF COUNTY CELINE MAKAROWSKI hereby offers the following land for sale by tender, subject to existing reservations on title, surface lease and pipeline right of way:

• 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.

NW 18-46-14-W4 – Containing 159 acres 145.13 acres broken 13.87 acres – trees 2011 taxes – $357.17

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.

Paramount Energy surface lease of $3,200.00/year The highest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted. Vendor to retain 2012 surface lease payment.

Example: Girl’s bicycle, like new, $70. 555-555-5555 WRITE YOUR AD HERE: _____________________








Tax adjustment shall be made January 1, 2013 and possession date shall be May 1, 2013.



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

All tenders must be in writing, include a deposit of $10,000 and be received before 12:00 noon, December 21, 2012 in a sealed envelope marked Makarowski Tender at the office of: KNAUT JOHNSON FRANCOEUR LLP BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS 4925-51 STREET CAMROSE, ALBERTA T4V 1S4 ATTENTION: LARRY J. JOHNSON PHONE: 780-672-5561 The successful tenderer must complete the purchase and pay the balance of the adjusted purchase price on or before May 1, 2013 or the deposit will be forfeited.

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Looking for flexibility and a new opportunity? We are committed to keep striving for service and performance excellence, and are looking for dependable people dedicated to ensuring that our environment is always welcoming. Now accepting resumĂŠs for:

Hotel Sales and Marketing Manager

Full-time and Part-time Kitchen Line and Prep Minimum one year experience required. Morning and evening shifts available. Must be able to work weekends.

Part-time Weekend Housekeepers One or two shifts per week. Flexible and perfect for full-time student, stay-at-home parent, or someone with a full-time day job looking for some extra spending money! Forward resumĂŠs to: Via fax to 780-679-4962 No phone calls please. Please indicate position applying for.

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This front-line position requires someone with a strong background in delivering excellent customer service. Good communication skills and a knowledge of computers are also required. Previous experience would be an asset, however we will train the right candidate. We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Enjoy a professional, friendly team atmosphere at Camrose Chrysler. Interviews held in confidence. Please apply in person to Ed Albers or Mike Rodin todayâ&#x20AC;Ś 3511-48 Avenue, East End Camrose Phone 780-672-2476

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Losness Drilling has an entry level position available No experience necessary but must be willing to learn, be ambitious and hard-working. Candidates must hold a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. We offer full training and have a benefit program. Wage will be based on the skill level of the individual. ResumĂŠs can be submitted by fax or email. Email: Fax: 780-386-2471

Heavy Duty MECHANIC Flagstaff County invites applications for a permanent full-time Licensed or 2nd to 4th year Apprentice Heavy Duty Mechanic with employment to commence as soon as possible. Flagstaff County provides a competitive salary, benefits package and pension plan. Function: To perform skilled journeyman level maintenance and repair to a wide variety of vehicles and equipment as used by the County. (For a complete job description please view our website at Qualifications: â&#x20AC;˘ Heavy Duty Journeyman Certificate an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license â&#x20AC;˘ CVIP Inspection Experience an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abstract For more information, contact Kevin Kinzer, Shop Supervisor at 780-384-4106 or Steve Kroetch, Lead Mechanic at 780390-0340 or 780-384-4124. ResumĂŠs indicating â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mechanic Positionâ&#x20AC;? must be received by 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 10, 2012. Please submit resumĂŠs to: Kevin Kinzer, Shop Supervisor, Flagstaff County, Box 358, Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0 or fax to 780-384-3635 or email This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER December 4, 2012


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Notices and Information from The City of Camrose • 780-672-4426

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Are you passionate about your community? Consider volunteering for a Board or Committee! The City of Camrose is seeking adult residents to serve as Members at Large on the following Boards and Committees: Camrose Police Commission (3 Members) The Camrose Police Commission oversees the Police Service by allocating funds that are provided by Council, establishing policies, issue instructions, as necessary to the Police Chief in respect to the policies and to ensure that sufficient persons are employed for the Police Services for the purposes of carrying out the functions of the Police Service. The Camrose Police Commission meets monthly. Airport Commission (2 Members) The Airport Commission is an advisory body to Council that monitors the management, operation and maintenance of the Camrose Airport. The Commission makes recommendations pertaining to funding applications, airport improvements, safety and optimum usage of the airport. The Commission meets monthly. Camrose Public Library Board (3 Members) The Camrose Public Library Board is responsible for providing an excellent library service to the City of Camrose and surrounding area. The Public Library Board meets monthly. Residents of Camrose County are eligible to apply for the Library Board. Make a difference! For more information on the appointment process and to obtain an application form, visit or contact City Hall at 780-672-4426. Please submit applications prior to December 31, 2012 for immediate Board and Commission appointments; however, applications are accepted for vacancies yearround. Submit your application via: Fax: 780-672-2469 OR email: OR in person at: City Hall, 5204-50 Avenue.

REMINDER Beginning January 1, 2013 residents will be limited to two cans/bags of garbage per week.


PUBLIC NOTICE Bylaw #2718/12 and Bylaw #2720/12 – RE: Proposed Amendment to City of Camrose Land Use Bylaw #2567/07 and Adoption of an Area Structure Plan Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Section 606 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta and amendments thereto, PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that Council of the City of Camrose gave first reading to Bylaw #2718/12 on October 9, 2012 and Bylaw #2720/12 on October 22, 2012. The purpose of Bylaw #2718/12 is to amend Land Use Bylaw #2567/07 as follows: That Land Use Bylaw #2567/07, as amended, be further amended by redistricting the following lands from AG – Agricultural District to M2 – Medium Industrial District: Part of NE ¼ 25-46-20-W4 The purpose of Bylaw #2720/12 is the adoption of an Area Structure Plan for the following lands: W ½ of Section 24-46-20-W4 The proposed redesignation and Area Structure Plan will allow for development of a Canola Crush Plant located in the County of Camrose. A Public Hearing concerning the two proposed bylaws is scheduled to be held as follows: Date: Time: Place:

December 10, 2012 5:00 p.m. City Hall, Council Chambers, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB

Any person(s) who have an interest regarding the passing of Bylaw #2718/12 and/or Bylaw #2720/12 are encouraged to attend the public hearing in person to state their support or objections. Any written submissions to be considered by City Council are required to be submitted no later than December 4, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Forward written submissions to Kim Isaak, General Manager of Corporate and Protective Services, City of Camrose, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 or by email to Late submissions will only be considered in person at the Public Hearing. Notice is hereby given that Council may thereafter, without further notice, proceed with final approval of Bylaw #2718/12 and Bylaw #2720/12 at the regular Council Meeting on December 10, 2012. For additional information, contact Shelley Munro, Acting Director, Planning and Development Services, City of Camrose. Phone 780678-3044 or email


Together, as citizens of Camrose, we can reach our goal of reducing household waste by 50% by 2015!

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Each can cannot exceed Eac ac ch bag or c 100 L or a weight of 20 kg For information on waste management in Camrose visit: or call 780-672-4428 Remember to have your waste and compost out by 7:45 a.m. on Collection Day!

Other available options: • Avoid buying over-packaged items • Drop off your recyclables at the Recycling Collection Depot (Centra Cam) • Utilize the Yard Waste and Limited Kitchen Organics Collection Program • Back Yard Composting • Delay collection until the following week • Compact your waste • Purchase a solid waste collection tag for $5.00 per tag available at City Hall, Public Works, Aquatic Centre, and the Mirror Lake Centre • As a last resort, take your waste to the sanitary landfill; tipping fees in effect For more information contact Engineering Services at or call 780-672-4428.



Estate of ARNOLD HUEBNER, who died on November 2, 2012. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by January 4, 2013, 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.

Estate of ROBERTA JOY HAMPSHIRE, who died on September 2, 2012. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by December 31, 2012, and provide details of your claim to KNAUT JOHNSON FRANCOEUR LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, 4925-51 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1S4, Attention: DAVID R. FRANCOEUR. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

BIRTHS To Ashley and Dale Martin, of Camrose, on November 23, a son. To Monike and Eric Larsen, of New Norway, on November 24, a son. To Sofi Hoggard and Joey Young-Hansman, of Camrose, on November 24, a daughter.

DEATHS Horace Louden, of East Hay Lakes, on November 27, at 67 years of age. Roger Lang, of Kingman, on November 28, at 85 years of age.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER December 4, 2012


EMS stages mock disaster for Augustana nursing program By Murray Green

The University of Alberta, Augustana Campus after degree nursing program received some valuable lessons from Alberta Health Services EMS Camrose during a mock disaster event last month. "We learned how to triage patients, especially in a mass casualty situation, and we learned what the nurses job is to do," said student Alison Lundall. "We learned when to step in and do more for patients and when to take a step back and realize the patient is gone." The mock disaster session helped the students bridge the gap between classroom studies and real life situations. "It's nice to see how it all happens with reallife situations," added Alison. "It's good to see how all of the health care professionals work together. We saw how the paramedics come in and what they do, so it helps us understand how we have to work with the paramedics in order to assess the patients and give the right care that they need." Communication is a key component in the process. "I noticed when they (EMS) first brought the patients to the hospital, that they made sure the nurses were fully informed on what had already been done and what they think needs to be done," said Alison. "You don't want to leave anything out, so you don't give the patient the wrong care." Another important part of the exercise is that the students learned what it is like to be cold and waiting for care to arrive, so they know what to do to help the patient. EMS gained some knowledge from the exercise as well. "For us it was very valuable practice. It also helps the nursing students understand what our jobs are and what we do," said paramedic leader Andy Postma. "If they are working in emergency and an EMS crew comes in, they now

understand some of the things we go through and the nurses can relate to what is happening. It builds better teamwork and creates a rapport with various individuals providing care. It could mean better patient care." The hospital staff and EMS need to be on the same wave length when discussing patients. "The things we do as paramedics might be different than what they do in the hospital. If we go to a mass casualty situation, it is a different triage system than the hospital uses. If we bring in a patient and we say it is a red, then it means it is a serious situation as opposed to a yellow or green," explained Andy. "The hospital uses a system of 1-2-3-4 to rate patients." Andy's wife Linda is a paramedic and a registered nurse, so her insight was valuable to the students. "She has worked on both sides and has knowledge of both. The students were able to ask her questions about the things to look for. It also helps us to know more what happens in emergency," added Andy. "When people understand each other better, they work better together. Today we are doing a lot of simulations with some equipment. We are not doing everything as in a real situation, but it gives the crew a chance to talk through the steps and why they are taking them. We first assess the scene for hazards and when we do it out loud, the nurses hear what we are saying and know what we are thinking. They realize we have to look for dogs to make sure it is safe. One of the scenarios was a gun shot wound. We have to determine if it is safe to proceed, or if we have to wait for police assistance." The EMS staff has to be aware of the surroundings they are in at all times. "If we are the next victims, we are not doing the person who is hurt any good. Safety has to come first," said Andy.

Do I have to go to university to become a Philanthropist?

DEFINITELY NOT! Philanthropy is a marvelous quality that each of us has inside. It’s a generosity of spirit, a desire to help, and a firm belief that you can make a real difference in your community regardless of how much or how little you have to give. Shirley Kleinmeyer, Philanthropist, has the spirit. She is shown making her first contribution to the Shirley Kleinmeyer Endowment Fund in the Battle River Community Foundation to Vivianne Grue, Vice Chair.

The Battle River Community Foundation can help you fulfill your philanthropic dream – big or small – right here at home. We can help you make your dream a reality. Philanthropy resides in everyone, and together we can make it flourish right here in our own backyard.

Contact one of our Board Members or call the office today, and let’s get started!

Battle River Community Foundation Blain Fowler 672-3142 David Ofrim 672-3534

Vivianne Grue Dana Andreassen James Mayer 672-9624 672-2964 672-4491 Corey Kudrowich Clarence Mastel Wayne Throndson 679-5085 672-8069 672-8851 Foundation Office, 679-0449 • Upstairs, 4872-50 Street, Camrose

By Reesor 672-5709 Ken Drever 679-8921

All contributions greatly appreciated and will make a significant difference in YOUR community!

EMS paramedic and registered nurse Linda Postma explains that communication is important between nurses and EMS staff to students Shelby McLean and Tara Wilkinson. Left photo, EMS paramedic Keith Makarowski assists student Mari McLachlan, who was shot, with student Wendy Simpson watching.

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