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Vol. LX, No. 5

64 pages

December 20, 2011

Everyone Reads The Booster!

Drawing by Ayumi Takahashi

News Features


City council approves 3.96 per cent increase in operating budget . . . . . . . 6

Entertainment and Dining Guide Pages 19, 24 and 25

St. Mary's breaks ground for new chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 USA HOckey glad to call Camrose home for a week . . . . . . . . . 38 County passes zero increase interim budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Classifieds Pages 39 to 44 On the Road and Auto Classifieds Pages 46 to 50, 3 and 64 Special Occasions Page 57

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Thanks to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students of Bawlf School and art instructor Theresa Kruchten for using their time and talent to prepare

wonderful Christmas art for many corporate ads in this issue of The Booster. The school’s cooperation was unsurpassed. Student’s drawings are clearly exceptional. Every drawing received was definitely of usable quality and we regret not being able to publish every one of their creative sketches. Special thanks to Japanese foreign exchange student Ayumi Takahashi for her remarkable piece shown above. This student, who returned to her native country just last week, has been living with the Porter family for the past eleven months. She reports that living with her host family and studying at Bawlf School has been a wonderful and memorable opportunity. As you read the many ads from many local businesses, and ads from businesses located in Daysland, Killam and elsewhere, be reminded how fortunate you are to live in such a kind and caring part of the world. We hope this edition warms your heart and brightens your week. Merry Christmas, Booster readers!

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Council approves 3.96 per cent increase in operating budget By Dan Jensen

City council approved an increase of 3.96 per cent in the City of Camrose operational budget at its Dec. 12 meeting. The total budget of $43,036,371 includes general operating expenditures of $30,617,112 and utility operating expenditures of $10,801,258. The transfer to the capital budget totals $1,618,000. City administration presented the preliminary budget at council's committee of the whole meeting November 7 based on the assumptions that new assessment growth would be used to offset pressure on the mill rate, that provincial and federal funding would remain the same as 2011 (unless funding changes were known in advance), that current service levels would be maintained and that overall funding for community organizations remain at 2011 levels. New growth for the city in 2012 has been estimated at $380,000, a number that is expected to decline to $208,000 in 2013. Taxation will account for 62 per cent of 2012 general operating revenues of $32,235,112, followed by sales and rentals at 15 per cent, reserves and other funds at ten per cent, licences permits and fines at five per cent, government grants and transfers at five per cent, other taxation at two per cent and returns on investments at one per cent. General government, Community Services, Camrose Public Works and Transportation and the Camrose Police Service will account for 29 per cent, 25 per cent, 19 per cent and 16 per cent of the revenues respectively. The estimated revenues for 2012 are up from $31,235,800 that was included in the 2011 budget. Community Services will account for 23 per cent of general operating expenditures, followed by the Camrose Police

Service at 18 per cent, Public Works and Transportation at 17 per cent, general government at 17 per cent, administration at ten per cent, engineering and capital funding each at five per cent, fire service at four per cent and economic development at one per cent. "The Camrose Police Commission presented the police operating budget with total revenues of $1,685,000 and expenditures of $5,427,180, resulting in a net impact on the tax levy of $3,742,180," said City manager Damian Herle. Water system and sanitary sewer system expenditures are expected to increase by $340,572 and $138,510 respectively. The City of Camrose capital budget includes 2012 project costs of $26,428,373, two of the biggest being City Hall at $7,280,000 and the CRE channel re-alignment at $180,000. "As a result of the reallocation of Alberta Municipal Infrastructure Program funding to various projects, a decrease in municipal levy requirements of $305,000 was achieved," stated Herle. The City of Camrose is estimating a total debt of $22,066,000 for 2012 (33.9 per cent of the total debt limit). The estimated debt servicing costs will be $3,145,000. Total debt per capita is estimated at $1,280, a number that is expected to increase to $1,392 in 2013 before dropping once again in 2014 to $1,268. The budget includes increases of two per cent in the natural gas franchise fee (16 to 18) and one per cent in the electrical franchise fee (five to six). Council accepted forecast operating budgets for 2013 and 2014 for informational purposes. Beginning in 2014, the budget includes an operational grant for the Camrose Performing Arts Centre in the amount of $250,000.

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for Distinguished Alumna/us and Distinguished Faculty Awards CAMROSE COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL wishes to honour its graduates and faculty who have distinguished themselves in one or more of the following areas: • Community Involvement • Scholastics • Business • Professional Work • Fine Arts • Political Involvement • Athletics

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Eligible for nomination are students who have graduated from Camrose Composite High School since 1963, and to faculty members who were on staff for at least 10 years and have been retired for at least two years. Nomination forms are available online at or at CCHS office, or by mail or fax if requested by calling 780-672-4416. March 12, 2012 is the deadline for receipt of nominations at Camrose Composite High School Office, 6205-48 Avenue, Camrose T4V 0K4, or fax 780-672-6351. Further information is available from Jim Ofrim – 780-672-4416.


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St. Mary's breaks ground for new chapel By Dan Jensen

Covenant Health St. Mary's Camrose broke ground for its new chapel Dec. 12. "Today is a day of great celebration," stated St. Mary's Hospital Foundation chair John Howard. "We have looked forward to this day for a long time and we're delighted to announce to the community that we are now moving forward." The chapel will be built by Fillmore Construction, from Edmonton, at an approximate cost of $1.2 million. A grand opening is expected to be held in the fall of 2012. "It has been designed to accommodate between 45 and 50 people inside 1,200 square feet," said Howard. The St. Mary's Hospital Foundation has raised just under half of the total amount required to complete the project. Funding has also been provided by the Sisters of Providence, which started St. Mary's Hospital in 1924, in the form of a legacy grant. "The St. Mary's Hospital Foundation board will certainly be continuing its work to do additional fundraising for this and other projects that are important to the life and wellbeing of the hospital, staff and patients that we look after and about whom we care," said Howard. The chapel was designed by the architectural firm of Rockliff Pierzchajlo Architects based on plans first drawn up back in 2004 when it was first determined that the current multi-purpose room was not meeting the needs. According to Howard, the

Taking part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Covenant Health St. Mary's Camrose chapel Dec. 12 were: (left to right, front) Doug Elliott, site superintendent, Fillmore Construction; Marshall Chalmers, mayor of Camrose; Michael Shea, vice president, board support, Covenant Health; Cherylyn Antymniuk, executive director, Covenant Health St. Mary's Camrose; Sister Bernadine Bokenfohr, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul; John Howard, chair, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation; Verlyn Olson, MLA Wetaskiwin-Camrose; Glen Bosecke, project manager, Alberta Health Services; (left to right, back) Agnes Hoveland, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation board member; Kirby Peterson, respiratory technologist, St. Mary's Hospital; Paul Paridaen, field operations manager; Father Thomas Stefanyk, director of mission services, Covenant Health, Judith O'Shaughnessy, board member; Carolyn Anderson, board member; Rev. Dean Shingoose, chaplain, Covenant Health St. Mary's Camrose; Keith Leibel, manager of facility services, Covenant Health St. Mary's Camrose; Pat Twomey, board member; and Mark Cloarec, board member.

chapel is something St. Mary's has always needed. "The room we are in now, the meeting room, started out to be the chapel but over time it became a lecture room and a room for meetings. We have never had the kind of sacred space that this new chapel will provide. "We believe the chapel will benefit patients, families and

staff with a much needed space for reflection and prayer." One of the happiest persons in the room following the ribbon cutting was Sister Bernadine Bokenfohr, representing the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Kingston, Ontario. "I am very grateful because this has been a long time coming," said the Sister. "I knew

it would happen because we have such good people in Camrose who are interested in the welfare of St. Mary's Hospital. "The community has always supported the Sisters of Providence." The St. Mary's Hospital Foundation is currently consulting with stakeholders to determine a common vision for the

use of the chapel that will best meet the needs of the facility and the community now and into the future. Covenant Health is committed to serving people of all faiths, cultures and circumstances through a holistic approach to care by healing the body, enriching the mind and nurturing the soul.

Wildrose leader provides strong opposition to current government By Murray Green

Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith stopped in Camrose on Dec. 12 to address concerns from local residents and picked up support along the way. She was the guest of Wetaskiwin-Camrose candidate Trevor Miller at the Camrose branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. "Wildrose prides itself on being a grassroots party and the way we can represent people is to listen to your input," Trevor said to about 25 attendees. "This is your chance to meet with Danielle, the Wildrose leader." Danielle said she was grateful Trevor was the candidate for this area. "He brings us a couple of excellent perspectives with his experience on county council. We know we are going to have to bring together a new deal with municipalities. The way they are funded right now leaves them battling each other over scarce resources. We think we can do better than that and I'm looking forward to working with Trevor on developing that new deal. "The second thing is that he is an expert in the agricultural field. He worked with canola, which is such a fabulous Western Canada success story," said Danielle. "We believe that agriculture built this province and will continue to play a big part of our economy in the future." The Wildrose Party was formed when Albertans saw that the current government was going off track seven or eight

Danielle Smith and Trevor Miller

years ago. "For me, it really hit me in 2008 when the budget went up 18 per cent and we knew that it was going to collide with reality," said Danielle. "And sure enough, when commodities started to collapse, we received less revenue from oil and gas and it put the province in a debt that we still haven't recovered from yet. We are looking at our fourth straight budget deficit. The premier said we won't get out of debt until 2014, or even longer than that." Alberta should be the easiest jurisdiction on the planet to balance a budget. "We bring in

$10 billion in revenue and yet this government has a shortfall of $6 billion," explained Danielle. "If they can't make it work (balanced) then something is definitely wrong. We want to get back to common sense values that made our province great and it will again. We believe in free enterprise. We want to keep our young people here. We believe in the role of MLAs in the community. Your candidate doesn't work for me, he works for you. He doesn't have to vote the same way I do, he can vote the way you want him to. Former Premier Peter Lougheed

believed in this in his early days in government, but it hasn't been the case since. The entire caucus should have the final say, not just cabinet ministers." The Wildrose Party is putting together a positive message on how they intend to run the government. After 40 years of power, the government has lost the people's perspective. "Over the last two years we have developed our own budget alternative that was balanced without cutting services," said Danielle. "Three simple things could have been changed to balance the budget. Firstly, we would make it clear that you can't increase your spending year after year, more than the price of inflation or population growth. Secondly, we would spread out a capital plan over a longer period of time. They waited too long to spend and they tried to cram it all into three years. If you spread it over five years then you shave $3 million off the budget alone. Lastly, we would get away from wasteful spending. The current government has used taxpayers' money to fund risky business ventures. They used Alberta taxpayers' money to fund two Vancouver companies. Eliminating those three things would get them back on track in a hurry." Danielle said the health care system is in trouble because someone thought centralizing the decision-making process would

be a good idea. "We all know that didn't work, and then they threw more money at it to solve the problem. Well, that didn't work either. When the spending was increased, that is when the services started to decrease," stated Danielle. "The decision-making should be made in the communities. There is no correlation between money spent and the health care level." The Wildrose Party believes there are too many rules and regulations to allow people freedom. "The Land Bills need to be repealed and the current premier has asked for a 'review.' With the transmission lines, we are hoping the lobbying of common sense will prevail. The government is proposing over $16 billion in transmission lines. Keep in mind our current system is worth $2 billion, so that is an eightfold increase. I don't know what these guys think will happen in this province over the next 20 years. There is no possible way Alberta consumers can increase their consumption by eight times. That means it (extra electricity) would have to be for export. I'm not opposed to export. What I am opposed to is the fact Albertans have to pay for the exporting. The users (the United States) should be paying for the construction, not Alberta ratepayers. If Americans had to pay for it (building the transmission lines), then it wouldn't make economic sense for them." Continued on page 11

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HOLIDAY HOURS: Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dec. 25 – Christmas Day – CLOSED Dec. 26 – Boxing Day – CLOSED Dec. 27-30 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Dec. 31 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Jan. 1 – New Year's Day – CLOSED Jan. 2 – CLOSED Jan. 3 – Reg. Hours: Mon. to Fri. – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sat. – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Danielle said newly elected PC leader and Premier, Alison Redford, has already broken many promises. "Within 12 hours of being named the premier, she changed her mind on fixed election dates." She changed her mind on health care bullying, when the legislature was going

have its fall sitting, and having a balanced budget. Premier Redford said people would be consulted on the Bills, but "The next thing she did was ram Bill 26 through on changing the driving with over .05 law without talking to anybody. This type of law just gives police the power to do what they want. Spraying a breath

refresher in your mouth could put you over the limit. Again, nobody thought this through before passing the Bill. This (law change)simply hits the average person and does nothing to target the repeat offenders. After 40 years of government, the PC's believe the rules don't apply to them."

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Warm wishes for a bright holiday


Welcome Home At Sunrise your independence is important to us.

from Devin, Connie, Kevin, Preston, Brian, Lacey, Elissa, and all the field staff

Drawing by Brittany O’Malley

7780-672-1942 8 Bay 2, 4617-41 Street, B Camrose

We offer a great option for you:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We thank you for the gift of your friendhship and support. It’s been a privilege to serve you. We look forward to your visit to Sunrise Village, located just north of Canada Safeway. Please call to reserve your tour time. OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments also available.

✔ 60+ senior housing ✔ Independent to supportive living ✔ Health conscious meals three times daily ✔ Weekly housekeeping and linen service ✔ Social activities and entertainment ✔ Trained 24-hour staff ✔ Monthly rental, no long-term lease or purchase.

If you or someone you love would like more information about the services of Sunrise, please call:

780.672.2746 6821-50 Ave., Camrose, AB Wishing you peace, harmony and joy at this magical time of year

Gordon Naslund

4707B-51 Ave., Camrose 780.672.5120


for Christmas

NEW YOGA STUDIO OPENS IN CAMROSE This year give Yoga classes to a loved one. Swan City Yoga offers a wide range of classes for beginner to advanced, including pre- and post-natal. CALL TODAY 672-5914

4610-50 Ave., Camrose

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…and best wishes to our many good friends and neighbors for a healthy and prosperous new year.

add so much to your table, bringing a festive air to your gathering. We’ll also deliver your Christmas plants and fresh centrepieces. You can view our selection of fresh arrangements at

From our family to yours…

Woof! Meow! & Merry Christmas! Pedersen’s Florists 4936-50 Street, Downtown Camrose Phone 780-672-2553 Fax 780-672-2639

Camrose welcomes new business

Best of the season to all our friends and customers – 2-legged, 4-legged, slithering, winged, chirping, swimming and swinging. HOPE YOUR HOLIDAYS ARE SPECIAL!

PETsGO PETS #1, 6120-48 Ave., Camrose Ph. 780.679.0836

Mayor Marshall Chalmers cut a ribbon December 8 to officially open Sofa's-Beds & GE Appliances located at 4940-50 Street, Camrose. With him in the photo were: (left to right) Colin Dale, store supervisor; Merv Coates, sales; Ed Moussa, owner; James Hollman, general manager; Ray Telford, City of Camrose economic development coordinator; and Terry Everington, store manager. Sofa's-Beds & GE Appliances is affiliated with furniture companies that are equipped to make products to order so that customers can get whatever they want within four to five weeks.

Spread joy not germs at Christmas ’Tis the season of celebratory gatherings and of influenza and norovirus. With seasonal illness circulating, Alberta Health Services is reminding Albertans of routine precautions to protect health and prevent illness, this holiday season, and in the weeks and months ahead. Get your influenza immunization: Immunization is the single most effective means of preventing influenza. It’s not too late to be immunized. All Albertans, six months of age and older, are eligible to receive immunization, free of charge. Visit www. for clinic dates, times and locations.

Clean your hands: Using soap and warm water, wash your hands thoroughly and often. Alcohol-based hand rub or sanitizers can also be helpful in warding off some – but not all – germs. Stay home if you are sick: Individuals experiencing symptoms of illness, including fever, cough, diarrhea and/or vomiting, should stay home from work, school, daycare or any social function. If you, or anyone in your household, is experiencing illness refrain from visiting family, friends or loved ones in hospitals, care facilities or seniors' lodges. Around the house: If you are ill, do not prepare food for anyone

until fully recovered. Keep household surfaces (especially bedside tables and surfaces in the bathroom) clean, using a household disinfectant (follow directions on the product label). Think creatively when hosting gatherings: put a bow on a hand sanitizer pump and leave it out for guests to use; offer pre-wrapped candies or snacks instead of bowls of loose candies or snacks; thank others for declining invitations due to illness. For more information on influenza, influenza immunization, and other illnesses, visit or call Health Link Alberta, toll free at 1-866-408-LINK (5465).

Greetings from Sweden! Vilhelmina descendents, friends and all others interested The Vilhelmina Congregation in Sweden celebrates its bicentennial in 2012. Many of us from Sweden participated in the wonderful celebration in 2008 when the Wilhemina congregation in Hay Lakes had its Centennial. Now we are inviting you to our anniversary. There will be celebrations during the whole year, but the main celebration will be during the weekend of June 16 and 17, 2012, at Vilhelmina Lutheran Church. It would be a great joy for us to have our Canadian friends visit us for our celebrations. If possible, make plans to travel to Sweden and join us for our main anniversary celebration, June 16 and 17, 2012, and also for our Mid-Summer Fest the following weekend in Fatmomakke (also in our parish). The Crowned Princess Viktoria and Prince Daniel have been invited to the Anniversary Worship Service, but the Court personnel cannot provide information about their attendance until the end of November. For more information about the anniversary program, see Contact us at the following address for further information or with questions: Ronny Thellbro, Senior Pastor, Email Britt-Marie Lundström, Information Director, Email In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we invite you all to Sweden for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Vilhelmina Lutheran Church. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! God Jul & Gott Nytt År!


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Merry Christmas! from all your friends at Wild Rose Co-op

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Cut from Canada AA beef, 14 days aged. Warehouse pack. $13.21 kg

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HOURS: Christmas Eve, 8:30 a.m. to 5 :00 p.m.. Closed Christmas Day. Boxing day open 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Wild Rose Co-op Ltd. Located at 48 Avenue and 51 Street, Camrose Grocery Store 780.672.3107 Gas Bar 780.672.8683 and 780.672.3108


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e h t m o fr munity of com Best Wishes from…

B & T Western Shop Western clothing, horse supplies and tack, giftware

Office780.374.3808 Fax 780.374.2200 email:


Season’s Greetings! Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

From the Board & Management

Westview – Daysland Insurance and Registries

Providence Place


Ph. (780)374-2527 Fax: (780)374-2529

Season’s Greetings from Ron, Eilene, Betty and Jim


Catering banquet facilities with seating for all group sizes.

Family Restaurant & Banquet Facilities

Daysland Plumbing and Heating

Western and Chinese Cuisine. Take-out available. Phone 780.374.3785 4818-50 Ave., Daysland

Phone/Fax 780-374-3982 • Furnaces and Air Conditioning • Water Softeners • Gas Fitting


Jerry’s Pharmacy Merry Christmas from Jerry, Diane and staff. Wishing you a prosperous and healthy new year.

Morris Shihinski, owner

Phone 780.374.3772, Fax: 780.374.3501 Box 129, Daysland, AB 5020-50 Ave., T0B 1A0

DAYSLAND DENTAL CLINIC Dr. Brian J. Rudosky Preventive care for a lifetime of healthy smiles!




d n a l ays BACKHOE


FORESTBURG 5034-50 St., Daysland, AB Marci Johnston 780.374.2107

C.O.R. CERTIFIED Backhoes, trackhoes, graders, dozers, bobcats and gravel trucks.

Wishing you every happiness this holiday season. We are deeply grateful for your trust in us.


“More than 100 years of dedicated service” 5120-50 Street, Daysland



Box 412, Daysland, AB T0B 1A0 Cell (780)679.5898, Fax (780)374.3817

Best Wishes from…

Zwack’s Seed Farm Daysland, AB 780-374-2450

DAYSLANDER MOTEL “Alberta Approved Accommodation” • Cable TV • Air Conditioned • Hi-Speed Internet • Fridges/Microwaves • Continental Breakfast

Phone (780)374.3645

5025-49 St., Daysland

Hosts: Orval and Nelda Hawthorne

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As another year comes to a close, we recall the many kind people we’ve had the privilege to serve this year.

STAYURA Well Services Ltd. Dispatch: 780.781.3250 Box 237, Daysland, AB T0B 1A0


Breitkreuz Auto Repair Ltd. P.O. Box 561, Daysland, AB T0B 1A0 Phone/Fax 780.374.3740

Happy Holidays!

Main Street, Daysland 780.374.3941

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Mon. to Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sun. & Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bluesky Trailer Manufacturing Inc. • Sandblasting and Painting • Complete Trailer Restorations • Flatdecks • Snowmobile and Utility Trailers • Lift-off Trailers • Tri-haul Bale Movers • CCTV Agra Systems • Trailer Hitches and Parts • Insurance Claims

Holiday Greetings from all the staff




Ph. 780-374-2174 Toll Free 1-866-311-BLUE

Battle River Credit Union Ltd.

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year from Ashley, Adele, Laverne, Nicole & Kathy!

Bookkeeping, taxes and small business development

780-374-0000 Main Street, Daysland


Phone 780-374-3951

Daysland Medical Centre Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year • Dr. Andries Niemann • Dr. Corrie van Vuuren • Dr. Magda du Plessis • Dr. Eleanor van Veenhuyzen • Dr. Dhanakodi Rengan • Dr. Oshadhesa Naidoo

780-374-3944 Fax 780-374-2433, Box 160, Daysland

Daysland Golf and Country Club 780-374-3633

May your holiday season be filled with good times and good news!

Daysland Post Office 5138-50 St., Daysland Ph. 780.374.3763

Marshall’s Tank Service Ltd. Serving the Oil and Gas Industry Cell: 780-679-8319

With thanks to our many good friends at this Holy time of year. from the Town of Daysland, Council and Staff 780.374.3767

Res.: 780-374-2117

We wish you all a warm and wonderful holiday season!


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It may be cold outside, but our spirits are warmed as we recall the many f ne folks who we’ve had the pleasure to meet this year. We sincerely value your business and wish you all the very merriest holiday season followed by a simply spectacular year.


Marina, Carisa, Lindsay, Joanne, Dr. Simona Tibu, Dr. Ken Cha, Jennifer, Margret, Tammy, Keri, Lisa. Missing: Meaghen, Chris, Morgan and Amy.

To our patients, friends and family, we say sincerely a joyous Thank You and Warm Wishes for the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

3916-47th Ave., Camrose Ph. 780-672-5575

DUGGAN DENTAL Dr. Kenneth H. Cha and Associates

780.679.2224 Golden opening Owen




Always Glad to Be of Service Hope everything runs smoothly for you this holiday season. We appreciate your confidence in us and thank you for your support.

Merry Christmas from all of us!


780-672-6699 • 4820A-41 St.

Imperial Gold and Silver Exchange held its grand opening on Nov. 27 with, from left to right, City Centre Camrose president Dan Olofson, owner Linda Gertz, Mayor Marshall Chalmers, city economic development officer Ray Telford, owner Arnold Gertz and Camrose Chamber of Commerce president Dawn Anderson helping with the ceremony. Imperial Gold and Silver Exchange offers funds for gold, silver, sterling and jewellery at its 4946-50 Street location from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Margaret Baier of Bashaw was the winner of an ounce of silver bullion during the opening.

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At The Holidays

Merry Christmas from Tracy, Steve and the entire team!

Here’s hoping lots of good times are on your holiday program. Many thanks for your patronage this past year.

780-679-0355 With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all. Special thanks to all our customers who we served this past year!

#1060, 6708-48 Ave. Camrose

Phone 780-679-0713

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Chartered Accountants Directory

Join us for the Holidays Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times

4602-49 Avenue Camrose, Alberta T4V 0M6

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

L. A. DUFRESNE Chartered Accountant

4876-50 Street, Camrose T4V 1P7


Christmas Eve, December 24 Hours: Coffee Shop – 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Gravity Lounge – 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tap Room – Closed

Christmas Day, December 25 Hours: Coffee Shop – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Full menu; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Buffet only Gravity Lounge – Closed; Tap Room – Closed

Fax 780-672-9521


Fossen Kroeger Joyce

Buffet only served 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in our Coffee Shop and Dining Room Begin with our fine soup and salad bar. Roasted Alberta turkey, baked Virginia ham, creamy whipped potatoes, garden fresh vegetables, desert wagon. Tea, coffee or soft drink. $19.95 Seniors – $18.95 Children (6 to 12) – $9.95 5 and under – FREE

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

Email: Barry L. Fossen, CA Brandon Kroeger, CA, CFA Greg Joyce, CA Larry Lewsaw, CA D.M. Scarisbrick, CGA, CA D.K. Currie, ACIA

Boxing Day, December 26 Hours: Coffee Shop – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Gravity Lounge – 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Tap Room – 12:00 noon to 3:00 a.m.


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

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

New Year’s Eve, December 31 Hours: Coffee Shop – 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Gravity Lounge – 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight; Tap Room – 12:00 noon to 3:00 a.m.

Beth P. Kushnerick, CA Dean R. Inman, CGA Eric Huolt, CA Michael Wetsch, CGA Annette McTavish, ACIA


• Denotes a partnership of Professional Corporations

Members of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta

Party favors, midnight lunch, complimentary champagne. NO COVER CHARGE! Make this New Year’s Eve one to remember. Join the fun at…

New Year’s Day, January 1 Hours: Coffee Shop – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Buffet – 11:00 a.m.- to 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Gravity Lounge – 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tap Room – 3:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Merry Christmas and a Terrific New Year! Chris and her favorite four-legged friend Morgan wish their customers and acquaintances great health and wonderful memories this holiday season. Thanks for counting on…

NEW YEAR’S DAY BUFFET Served 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. Come and join us for a festive meal!

4523-56 St., 5706-48 Ave., Wetaskiwin, AB Camrose, AB Ph. 780-361-2024 Ph. 780-608-2024

Success at first bonspiel By Murray Green

The Augustana Vikings' three curling teams put themselves in a good position for the second half of the season. In the men’s division the Vikings posted a 3-3 record and showed they won't be a pushover as they vie for a spot in the provincial bonspiel in Camrose. NAIT finished with a 5-1 record in Red Deer, Dec. 4. The host squad and Grant

MacEwan finished at 4-2 to make it a four team race. In the mixed division, it ended with a three way tie with Grande Prairie, Lakeland and Augustana on top with 5-2 records. Augustana, who won the event last year, will be gunning for the rinks that tied them in the first round. Although Grande Prairie went undefeated in the women’s division, the Augus-

tana Vikings made some noise going 5-2. That will set up an important rematch between the two rinks in February. Grant MacEwan University will host the Winter Regional on Feb. 3 to 5. The top rinks from each of the three divisions will compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference curling championships at the Rose City Curling Club in Camrose on Feb. 24 to 26, 2012.

For the Book Lover on your list Quality new games and puzzles also available 5017-50 St., Camrose Ph. 780-608-1501 HOURS: M, T, W, F, S, 10-6; Thurs. 10-8


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TOWN OF KILLAM Best wishes and many thanks for your continued business in the new year.

Season’s Greetings from Ward, Carolyn and Staff 4207-51A Avenue, Killam Phone 780-385-7827 Fax 780-385-3027

Happy Holidays and all the best in the new year from…

Best wishes for a season filled with good news and good times.

Forster Feeder Manufacturing Ltd. Forster Hydrovac Service

Killam Post Office

Phone 780-385-2283

4902-50 Street, Killam, 780-385-3532

4915-51 Avenue, Killam Phone 780-385-3791

Wild Rose Co-op

From Janet, Robert and all the staff

“Your Christmas Ideas Store” Half Price Days start Tuesday, Dec. 27 Phone 780-385-3598 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Wagon Wheel Motel Adele, 4914-46 Street, Killam Phone 780-385-3838 AND We wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2012! 4519-51A Avenue Phone 780-385-2121

Killam Krossing Hotel 4003-51 Avenue From Seb, Vera and Staff Phone 780-385-2290 Fax 780-385-3124 40 Air Conditioned Rooms Email:

Breakfast served all day! Ask about our Seniors’ and Children’s Club Email: Phone 780-385-2290 Fax 780-385-3124


Wishing you a happy holiday season and a New Year of health and prosperity. 5026-55 Street, Killam Phone 780-385-3949

Banjo Electric Jim and Bill Clark Phone 780-385-3563

Season’s Greetings! Phone 780-385-2188

Fee & Sons Funeral Service Best wishes to your families from ours Reg and Ann Fee, Joe and Jodi Spiller and families 4810-53 Street, Killam Phone 780-385-3642

Killam Feed & Farm Supply Merry Christmas from Brent, Leanne, Allison and Ed 5106-57 Street, Killam Phone 780-385-3846

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings to all our customers! 4940-50 Street, Killam Phone 780-385-3751

S. James Agencies (Killam) Ltd. 5012-50 Street Phone 780-385-3654

5001-50 Street Phone 780-385-3731

Camrose Eavestrough Service

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the staff

Thanks for your business! Phone 780-385-7114

Battle River Credit Union


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5 HOURS ONLY – 12 noon to 5 p.m. Monday, December 26

Every price in the store slashed! Studio Headphones


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RXA-1000 H/T Receiver $


HK Go & Play II $


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Monitor 11 Towers

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50X3 50” Plasma TV $

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D&D Vehicle Sales & Service


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1000 watt Amp

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169 KDCX895 CD Deck $ Reg. $319, SALE. . . . . . . . . . . . 189 KDCX995 CD Deck $ Reg. $399, SALE. . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Reg. $259, SALE. . . . . . . . . . . .

780-672-2225 3810-48 Avenue, Unit 1, East End Camrose




Reg. $219, SALE…



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12” PXW Subs

iPod Sub System

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Letters to the Editor 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. Dear Editor: Zone Supremacy Award 2010-11

FINISHING TOUCHES FOR RESORT CASINO HOTEL Camrose Resort Casino manager Dawn Anderson and City of Camrose economic development officer Ray Telford examine the mouldings for one of the rooms at the hotel. The hotel and pool construction should be completed at the end of January, in time for opening in early February.

PEN POINTS by Berdie Fowler

Harmony I am not a learned musician but one of the many nice things I like about Christmas is the music. We are treated to an extensive variety including vocal and instrumental, presented as solos, in small combinations such as duets and quartets, or in larger groups such as choirs, bands and philharmonic orchestras. Especially at Christmas, we are served a full measure of choice. We could be sitting on stacking chairs in a packed school gym listening to nervous yet happy young amateurs singing with gusto Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. We could be in comfortable, cushioned seats in a beautiful, acoustically excellent concert hall listening to professionals performing great classics. It could be anything between. If it is music, I enjoy it and am thankful that I have ears to hear it. Sometimes I appreciate the performance more for the effort than the quality, because I know that it takes great tenacity and diligence on the part of the performer to eventually achieve excellence and it is a joy to see the learning in progress. I also appreciate the dedicated teachers who are able to help with the development of latent talents and impart to others a love of music. It is a gift, indeed. Harmony is one of my favorite words. Perhaps that is why my favorite music is harmonic groups like choirs and orchestras. I love the blend of voices – soprano, alto, tenor and bass; I love the complementary sections of a band – strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. While singing or playing in unison may produce excellent quality of sound and expression, it is greatly enhanced when harmony is added by different voices and various orchestral sections making their own unique contributions. I listen to such music intently but I listen metaphorically, too. From my seat in the audience I imagine that various sections of a choir or orchestra are representatives of different peoples of the world. I imagine the day when all the world’s people learn to sing and play in unison, recognizing their human sameness, and, at the same time, learn to sing and play harmoniously rejoicing in the gifts of diverse cultures. Such a possibility seems closer at Christmas when sincere wishes for peace and goodwill are expressed so freely. Each of us can help to make harmonious co-existence happen by examining our own attitudes towards differences and our willingness, or lack of it, to seek more knowledge and perhaps rethink long-standing views and prejudices . Best wishes to all for Love, Joy, Hope and Peace!

Three Battle River School Division schools have won a Zone Supremacy Award recently, based on their athletic results in the 2010-2011 school year. This prestigious award is given annually to the school that earns the most points in the respective sports of cross-country, golf, football, volleyball, curling, basketball, badminton, track, and tennis. Camrose Composite High School has won the award at the 3A level; Central High Sedgewick has won at the 2A level; and New Norway School at the 1A level. I believe this shows that there are many good things going on athletically in Battle River School Division #31. Our schools play in competitive leagues with same size and larger schools in all of the sports. Although it requires us to travel extensively, we believe the travel enables us to maintain good quality programs by facing other strong programs. The fact that our athletes tend to do well at the high school level also recognizes that there are some great things going on in the elementary and junior high schools. Without some of the team and skill-building going on in these schools it would be much more difficult to have our athletes excel. School sport is a large part of our school’s morale and identity and I believe good programs give athletes the chance to grow in many ways not available to everyone. Keeping the costs reasonable for athletes to compete in school sports enables many athletes to be a part of something positive where they would not have the opportunity otherwise. The Alberta School Athletic Association conducted a survey showing some of the benefits of competing in school sports. The benefits are very similar to a study by the Washington Interschool Activities Association. Students who engage in school activities are less likely to smoke, use drugs, have discipline issues and become teen parents, and more likely to stay in school and graduate, have good grades and be healthier. In addition, students learn the following life lessons through participation in school sports and activities: citizenship, sportsmanship, cooperation, sacrifice, teamwork, leadership, motivation, goal setting. Thanks especially to the student/athletes and coaches who

give up hundreds of hours in dedication to their sport. Continued success to all! Andy Lyster Athletic Director Camrose Composite High School Dear Editor: We need the whole picture

This response to the government announcing that a $600,000 panel has been appointed to “reassess the need for two multibillion-dollar transmission lines ...” does not present the whole picture. First, an independent “proof of need” has never been conducted. Bill 50 simply allowed this Government to declare these lines to be “critical.” So, how can this be a “reassessment” when the lines have never undergone an initial assessment? Similarly, Minister Morton’s statement last week that, “We need north-south transmission ...” is open to question. Who are “we”? It’s not Albertans, because AESO’s daily Supply/Demand Reports tell us that Albertans are not using what is currently being generated, even during our heaviest hours on our heaviest consumption days. Despite what Minister Liepert, Mr. Stelmach, and Minister Morton would have us believe about our lines not having been upgraded for 40, 20 and 25 years (respectively), AESO told stakeholders that they had “completed nine upgrades” in 2009. And AltaLink’s annual report (2009) showed they had invested $334 million into transmission system. AESO is not the independent body it is purported to be. AESO was created by a PC minister, and is beholding to the current PC government, as per a July 2011 meeting when the CEO (Erickson) and Chair (Hobbs) stated, “we gotta play the cards we are dealt.” Hence it should not be determining the “proof of need” for the proposed lines. Nor can the governmentappointed panel (paid with $600 -000 taxpayer dollars) doing the “review” of Bill 50 as mandated by Premier Redford, be “independent,” or provide the required “independent” report. Heidecker, the appointed chair, was government-appointed to the U. of A. Board of Governors; Yip is the Chair for this Government’s Transmission Facilities Cost Management Committee; Doucet has done previous work with and for the GOA. Billinton may be the only relatively independent panel member – but even he is closely connected to the electrical industry, having consulted for numerous electric power utilities companies. So this new panel, appointed by government, will in all likelihood tell Minister Morton what he and this government want to hear about Bill 50. As for Minister Morton’s credibility in keeping the “price of electricity affordable,” the data belies his claims. A comparison of what we pay for 659 kwh in (Bawlf) to what people pay in Kelowna, BC, and Saskatoon, Sask., shows that Albertans pay $146.21, Sask. $92.69,

and BC pays $49.43. That means Albertans pay roughly three times what BC pays for exactly the same 649 kwh. That’s how affordable electricity is in Alberta. These DC lines, according to AESO (2009 LTP map, p 34) will export Alberta electricity to the US. So the claim that (Albertans) “need” these north-south DC lines is false. Albertans deserve more comprehensive and accurate information from our government than we are getting. Albertans are still asking this government for the promised completely independent “proof of need” for all three proposed transmission line projects, including the Heartland Line. Marion Leithead, Bawlf Dear Editor:

It's that time of year and everybody is busy with the seasonal rushing about. But does anyone realize what all the fuss is about? I mean the real meaning of Yule. Yule is actually an ancient pagan/wicca celebration. When the Church realized that they couldn't stamp it out they decided to Christianize it. Yule logs and mistletoe to bring evergreen trees indoors are all parts of our rites. Biblical scholars and even the Bible have placed the actual birthday as mid April, not December 25. I'm not trying to be a Grinch, but someone must get the facts straight. Enjoy the season and have a happy new year. And remember, no drinking and driving! Maryanne J. Rouk, Camrose Dear Editor:

The greeting of "Merry Christmas" is losing its rightful place in Canada. "Merry Christmas" has been replaced by "Happy Holidays," thus leaving Christ out of Christmas. We have already left Christ out of the classrooms by excluding the Lord's Prayer because some of the people from other countries worship a different God. Sad apples! Is our opinion valued in those same countries when we visit there? Certainly not, nor should it be. We, in Canada, are afraid to stand up for our religion (for fear of insulting the many foreigners) who are being allowed to voice their opinions in our country. There is a notable difference in the classrooms since Christ is left out. Have you noticed that our kids are now carrying guns and knives to school? We are not so touchy about a holiday celebrating the birth of Queen Victoria who, to my knowledge, did not perform any miracles likened unto those of Christ and did not die on a cross to atone for sins. You may say, "Oh, no one believes in that kind of religion any more." Well, all I will say is "It is better to believe something than to believe nothing." I intend to keep on saying Merry Christmas. How about you? Mary E. Ringwall Warke, Camrose Continued on page 25

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The Christmas season is a time to show our friends and families just how much we value and cherish them. One of the most meaningful things we can do for our loved ones is to help keep them safe by encouraging responsible drinking and taking a stand against drinking and driving. Last year alone, impaired drivers killed 96 people and injured 1,384 others on Alberta’s roads. It’s a sad statistic and one we can all help to change. The Government of Alberta recently passed legislation that cracks down on repeat impaired drivers and those who blow over the criminal legal limit of .08. When the new legislation comes into force later next year, drivers over .08 will have licences suspended until their criminal charges are resolved and ignition interlocks will be mandatory for even first offenders. The new legislation will also address drivers between .05 and .08 in a more practical and meaningful way. Currently, drivers at this level face 24-hour suspensions. A driver could get multiple suspensions with no escalation in penalties, no repercussions and no education. Under the new law, these drivers will face lengthening suspensions for repeat offences. They will also be required to take mandatory education programs. Alberta’s new impaired driving laws are based on successful examples from jurisdictions across Canada and around the world. It’s an approach that is proven to work. Changing the law is only part of the solution. It’s up to all Albertans to change the way we think about drinking and driving. One thing Alberta’s legislation has already accomplished is putting the topic of impaired driving front and centre during the holidays. Many Albertans were unaware that police already issue suspensions to drivers at .05. Hopefully, even this increased awareness will make a difference. This Christmas, please choose a designated driver, call a taxi, call a friend, walk, stay over or take public transit if you plan to drink. Encourage your friends and family to do the same. There’s always a better option. Let’s make sure our festivities are memorable for all the right reasons. More information about Alberta’s new impaired driving laws and what they might mean for you is available on-line at Verlyn Olson QC, Minister of Justice and Attorney General; Jonathan Denis QC, Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security; Ray Danyluk, Minister of Transportation


Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Why not invite your family and friends to join you at the 14th Annual

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Tickets – $75 for a full day of… • Mistress of Ceremonies: Jackie Rae Greening • Dynamic Speakers featuring:

Joan Craven Shelley Streit Trudy Pelletier Brenda Robinson • Trade Show • Door Prizes • Women Helping Women Raffle • Gourmet Lunch • Much more...

Friday, April 20, 2012 Camrose Regional Exhibition

Individual or Table of Eight Tickets available at Camrose Regional Exhibition

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New this year! The first 100 tickets purchased will be entered into a draw for a Makeover!

Tickets go on sale December 15

Participating businesses: Bra Necessities, Fringe Benefits, Sole City Shoes, Stage I Salon, and the Camrose Booster (who will be photographing and documenting the makeover)

Malanka Ukrainian New Year’s Celebration Presented by Camrose Veselka Ukrainian Dance Society

Saturday, January 14, 2012, Camrose Regional Exhibition Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Ukrainian Dance Performances 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:30 p.m. Dance to follow – Live music by the Polka Ramblers Advance Tickets only – available at Shuman Insurance, Downtown Camrose or call Chris at 780-672-5522 or 780-672-1168 Adults (13 and up) – $35; Youth (6 to 12) – $20; Children (5 and under) – Free Guest MC: Steven Chwok, Host of the Zabava Program

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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Fri.: 6:45 p.m. & 9:25 p.m. Sat.: 12:30 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. Sun.: Closed – Season's Greetings! Mon., Tues., Thurs.: 12:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m. & 9:25 p.m. Wed.: 6:45 p.m. & 9:25 p.m. Rated: 14A

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Duggan Mall For more information, phone 780-239-5604

Fri.: 7:05 p.m. & 9:05 p.m. Sat.: 2:50 p.m. Sun.: Closed – Season's Greetings! Mon., Tues., Thurs.: 2:50 p.m., 7:05 p.m. & 9:05 p.m. Wed.: 7:05 p.m. & 9:05 p.m. Rated: G

We Bought A Zoo Fri.: 6:55 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. Sat.: 12:40 p.m. & 3:10 p.m. Sun.: Closed – Season's Greetings! Mon., Tues., Thurs.: 12:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:55 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. Wed.: 6:55 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.

Adventures of Tintin Fri.: 7:00 p.m. & 9:10 p.m. Sat.: 12:50 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Sun.: Closed – Season's Greetings! Mon., Tues., Thurs.: 12:50 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. & 9:10 p.m. Wed.: 7:00 p.m. & 9:10 p.m.

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Warmest wishes from your friends at Tim Hortons.


Merry Christmas! From Bob, Leslie and the staff at Books For You

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Boxing Day Sale! STOREWIDE December 26, 27 and 28

Wishing everyone in our community the happiest of holidays. All the best in the New Year from Ken and Lee Ann Mah, David Mah and the staff at your local Tim Hortons in Camrose.

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Thank You! Our June 2011 Golf Tournament was a success because of our supporters PLATINUM SPONSORS • • • • • • • • • •

CIDE Consulting Calnash Trucking Ltd. Propipe Group DLC Services DDR Steam Pressure Washing (664961 AB Ltd.) Shane Muyres Trucking Norden Autohaus Zarski’s Body Shop Ltd. The Foss Family Westen Consulting

• 1239314 AB Ltd. – Byron Campbell • Range 3 Environmental • Cable TV of Camrose Inc. • Larry Campbell • No BS Enterprises Ltd. • RPM Enterprises • Terrapro • Alert Safety Services • Penn West Exploration

GOLD SPONSORS • • • • • • • •

Battle River Credit Union Glover International Trucks Lamb Ford Sales Ltd. Garry and Marion Law R. Pollitt Prentice Creek Contracting Quantum Financial Services Sponberg Enterprises Ltd.

• Streb’s Auto Industrial Supply • Sutherland Excavating Ltd. • TNT Hydrovac and Line Locators Ltd. • Watts Projects Inc. • Westlock Sand & Gravel • Windwood Signs & Graphics

SILVER SPONSORS • Bruno Safety Analysis / Darrin To Take Care • Tom Banack Construction • Davin Wilcox Prof. Corp. • Mr. Leak’s Plumbing & Gasfitting • 1033576 AB Ltd. – Jim Banack • Audio Video Unlimited • Camrose Chrysler • Ernie’s Grader Service Ltd. • Xcaliber Pipeline & Utility Location Inc. • Noreen’s Place • Battle River Hockey Plus • Round Hill Elks No. 71 • North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc. • Dee-Jay Plumbing & Heating • Central Agencies Inc.

• Doran Stewart Oilfield Services (1990) Ltd. • 1269323 AB Ltd., Shaun Mulloy • Brian Ramchander • Andrukow Group Solutions (Camrose) Inc. • The Camrose Booster • Anjah Howard • Read Contracting • Delta Oilfield Controls (Rocky) Ltd. • Dan Adrian • Daryl Campbell • Ray Arc Welding • Bill Bates Trucking • Nabours • B&R Eckels Transport

Prizes and Donations for the 2011 Golf Tourney were given by… • Apex Distribution Inc • Atco Gas-Atco Blue Flame Kitchen • Augustana Vikings • Jim Banack • Beier Ventures Inc. • BMO Bank of Montreal • Boston Pizza • Buist Motor Products Ltd. • Marion Burnstad • Shelly Campbell • Camrose Farm Equipment • Camrose Groves’ Value Drug Mart • Camrose Kodiaks • Camrose Machine & Welding • Camrose Regional Exhibition • Camrose Resort Casino • Champion Technologies • CJ Mat Ltd. • Community Electric Ltd. • Ernie Cross

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Drever Agencies Electrolysis Studio Encana Fountain Tire Dave Froehler Hauser Home Hardware Building Centre House of Thunder Anjah Howard Howard & Son’s Landscaping ID Apparel Interiors on Main Miranda Kennedy Landwest Resources Services Ltd. Loon’s Golf Course McClellan Wheaton Chevrolet Don & Shirley McDermott J.D. McTavish Construction Nabors Production Services

• Neway Oilfield Services Ltd. • Norsemen Inn • Panago • Panhandle Productions • Penn West Exploration • Richard Petiot • Quantum Financial • Ashley Reeves • Rose City Express • Silhouettes/R Pollitt • Smitty’s/GEO’s • The Soap Stop • Sole City Shoes • Super Clean Car Wash • Switchback Enviromental Consulting • Vernon Vipers • Walmart • Weatherford Canada • Westway Gardens • Wetaskiwin Family Chiropractic

• And all who bought from the Silent Auction • Special thanks to Windwood Group for the great job creating the signage Please accept our apologies if we missed you on our list. Thank you to all hole sponsors, individual golfers, prize donors and volunteers. Without you, a great golf event like this would not be possible.

Watch for the 2012 tournament coming in June! For info, call Lionel at 780.608.9869, Greg at 780.918.7680 or Rob at 780.608.1310 And thanks as well to all who supported our pre-Christmas Amaryllis Drive

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Everything is possible when you have the support of good friends! Thank you for being ours. Have a wonderful holiday!

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A December to Remember SUNDAY







MALL HOURS 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Jan. 1, 2012 MALL CLOSED

THURSDAY Santa 22 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MALL HOURS 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY Santa 21 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


MALL HOURS 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


MALL HOURS 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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EDGEWORTH CENTRE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Free Public Skating and Kids/Youth Shinny over the Christmas Break Date Dec. 21/11

Day Wed. Wed. Wed. Thu. Thu. Thu. Fri. Fri. Fri. Sat. Tue. Tue. Tue. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thu. Thu. Thu. Fri. Fri. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat. Mon. Mon. Mon. Tue. Tue. Tue.

Dec. 22/11 Dec. 23/11 Dec. 24/11 Dec. 27/11 Dec. 28/11 Dec. 29/11

Please Note: Helmets and Gloves are required for Shinny Players

Dec. 30/11 Dec. 31/11 Jan. 2/12 Jan. 3/12

Start 12:00 noon 1:30 PM 3:45 PM 12:00 noon 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 12:00 noon 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 noon 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 3:30 PM 12:00 noon 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 12:00 noon 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 12:00 noon 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 12:00 noon 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 12:00 noon 1:30 PM 3:00 p.m.

Finish 1:15 PM 2:45 PM 4:45 PM 1:15 PM 2:45 PM 4:15 PM 1:15 PM 2:45 PM 4:15 PM 11:30 AM 1:15 PM 2:45 PM 4:15 PM 1:45 PM 3:15 PM 4:45 PM 1:15 PM 2:45 AM 4:15 PM 1:15 PM 2:45 PM 4:15 PM 1:15 PM 2:45 PM 5:00 PM 1:15 PM 2:45 PM 4:15 PM 1:15 PM 2:45 PM 4:15 p.m.

MALL HOURS 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


MALL HOURS 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


24 MALL HOURS 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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On behalf of the entire council of the City of Camrose, I take this opportunity to wish you all the best this holiday season. The last few weeks have been very busy as we’ve devoted ourselves to the important budgeting process. As 2012 nears, we cohesively and collaboratively look forward to representing you and all city residents with prudent decisionmaking and responsible use of resources. Our doors are always open for your comments and feedback. - Marshall Chalmers Mayor

COMMUNITY FIELDHOUSE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Dates and times listed below are all for Community Use for Badminton/Basketball, Full Floor – Free Admission Date Dec. 21/11 Dec. 22/11 Dec. 23/11 Dec. 27/11

Day Wed. Thu. Thu. Fri. Tue.

Start 1:00 PM 3:15 PM 8:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM

Finish 3:00 PM 5:15 PM 10:00 PM 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

Date Dec. 28/11 Dec. 29/11 Dec. 30/11 Jan. 2/12 Jan. 3/12

Day Wed. Thu. Fri. Mon. Tue.

Start 1:00 PM 12:00 noon 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM

Finish 3:00 PM 2:00 PM 9:00 PM 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

CAMROSE AQUATIC CENTER HOLIDAY SCHEDULE TOONIE SWIM Thurs., Dec. 22, 1:00-4:00 PM, sponsored by Border Paving Tue., Dec. 27, 1:00-4:00 PM and 6:30-8:00 PM PUBLIC SWIM Dec. 21, 23, 24, 28-31, 1:00-4:00 PM Dec. 21, 22, 28, 29, 6:30-8:00 PM

LANE SWIM Dec. 21, 23, 28, 30, 6:00-9:00 AM Dec. 21-23 & Dec. 27-30, 11:45 AM-1:00 PM Dec. 24 & 31, 12:00 noon-1:00 PM Dec. 21-22 & Dec. 27-29, 8:00-9:00 PM

Call Community Services for details at 780-672-9195

AQUA AEROBICS Dec. 21-23 & Dec. 27-30, 10:00-10:45 AM Dec. 21-22 & Dec. 27-29, 8:00-8:45 PM WATER THERAPY Dec. 23, 27 & 30, 9:00-9:45 AM

DRAIN THE POOL PARTY! Sat., Dec. 31, 1:00-4:00 PM Fun and messy games! POOL CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE January 1-20, 2012 All passes will be extended three weeks

The City of Camrose encourages physical activity during the holiday season!

– Doug, Sue, Austin and Brady Honourable H bl Doug D Griffi G iffiths h Minister of Municipal Affairs MLA, Battle River – Wainwright Phone 780-842-6177

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Wishing you a Gifted Season May your holiday open with glad tidings and be filled with the gifts of peace, joy and friendship

Karen Anderson Certified Reflexologist, Certified Shiatsu Massage Therapist and member of NHPC/Foot Health Practitioner

Karen Anderson Therapies Camrose Acupuncture Clinic 4910-51 Street, Camrose (Ground floor office)


Your grandfather trusted John Deere. Your dad continued the tradition. And now the next generation of farmers also relies on our experience and ability. Battle River Implements has the knowledge and resources to move with confidence into the future of agriculture. The only reason we’re here is to serve you. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. We hope to see you soon.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! from our families to yours. May 2012 be your best year ever!

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Brookside in Camr ose will be open early 2012. Suites ar e still available. A new community in Camrose is being created, where you can live independently with like-minded individuals who value good neighbors, comfort and security without the hassles of ownership. For more information on Brookside, The Bethany Group’s newest life lease, please call Alecia at 679-5464 and arrange your personal tour. Artwork by Rebecca Grouette

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Amenities Include: • Affordable monthly fees starting at approximately $645.Those fees include utilities, maintenance, taxes and operating costs. • Independent living without the hassle of maintaining your own property and structures. • Spacious apartments including

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in-suite washers, dryers and dishwashers. An underground heated parking stall. A safe and secure complex. Meal options. Suites ranging from 653 to 1017 square feet. Two elevators, spacious common lounge and outdoor space, and more!

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In the Spirit of the Holiday Season

I wish to humbly express my genuine gratefulness to you for allowing me to be of service in 2011 It’s special people like you who make the difference in my work and my family’s life

God’s Blessings and to everyone all the best in 2012!


Clients and Friends… I’ve had an exciting year and hope you have too! The true highlight has been the great people I’ve been fortunate enough to work with. I look forward to building on those lasting friendships and assisting in your future real estate needs. Have a peaceful holiday season and a prosperous 2012.

CITY COUNCILLOR Brandon Blatz Ph. (780)672-2962 or (780)678-1145

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Graham Wideman Associate Broker Central Agencies Inc. Phone 780-679-8384

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

Central Agencies Home of the Week

Season’s Greetings

Beautiful Zetsen Master Builders homes

With the end of the year just around the corner I would like to say thank you to those who have made my past year a success. It has been a great pleasure to have worked with such great people like yourselves and to continue working with new faces on a daily basis. I would like to wish everyone in and around the Camrose community a very Merry Christmas and a joyous and prosperous New Year!

Real Estate Associate

Matt Banack and Family Cell 780-608-9733


Thinking of You this Christmas! As I reflect on 2011, I can't help but feel blessed for the many client friendships I've enjoyed and the special support you've shown me. Enjoy the miracle of Christmas! May you and yours enjoy a holiday season filled with peace, love and joy.

Darrell Rosland Real Estate Associate Central Agencies Inc. 4870-51 Street, Camrose

Phone 780-672-4495

Matt Banack By Murray Green

This home on 52nd Street in Creekview offers a brand new design that adds more space and convenience. The vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom and the upstairs laundry area are two highlights you must see for yourself. A large entry way and bright windows leads you to the gorgeous open concept kitchen, beautiful dining area and very attractive living room. The huge kitchen contains plenty of cabinets, lots of counter space, a built-in corner pantry big enough to easily turn around in and an island with a double sink. You have a great view of the backyard from anywhere in this open space. The large master bedroom features a huge walk-in closet,

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and a great four-piece en suite. The upper level has two other good-sized bedrooms and a main four-piece bathroom. Beautiful decks lead to the backyards of both of these homes. Move right in and enjoy your brand new home right away. Valleyview

The high quality home on 57th Street in Valleyview is located on a large lot to provide added space for a growing family. This home features beautiful cabinetry, granite counter tops and a walk-in pantry in the spacious modern kitchen. The master bedroom has a four-piece en suite with heated floors and

a walk-in closet big enough to dance in. Special features include main floor laundry, hardwood and tile flooring, vaulted ceilings and a huge triple vehicle garage. In addition to these spectacular show homes, there are numerous other homes and floor plans currently being built that are for sale, as well as a few walkout basement properties backing onto a park. You can even select your own colours, flooring and cabinets on non-finished properties currently being built. All new houses come with a five-year new home warranty and a one-year contractor's warranty. Open houses will be held for these impressive Zetsen Master Builders homes at 3307-52 Street and 2401-57 Street on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. They are attractively priced to sell at $339,900 and $369,900. If you are unable to attend the open houses, for a viewing contact Matt Banack or Matthew Mayer at: Central Agencies Inc. 4870-51 Street, Camrose 780-672-4495 or cells 780-608-9733 and 780-781-7088

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4870-51 Street, Camrose • Phone 780-672-4495 • 1-800-809-8040 After Hours: 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; Steve Frost, 780-679-6550. After Hr. Pager: 780-608-1078.


Show Home Open Houses Thur., Dec. 22, 2-4 p.m. 3307-52 Street, Creekview EXC ITI NG NEW DESIGN FROM ZETSEN M A S T E R BUILDERS... 1555 sq. ft. Twostorey featuring 20’x24’ garage, vaulted ceilings in master bedroom, upstairs laundry, large entryway and spacious living space. Call today and put your touch on it. Asking $339,900 CA316641

Thur., Dec. 22, 2-4 p.m. 2401-57 Street, Valleyview

QUALITY BUILT HOME IN VALLEYVIEW ... features beautiful cabinetry, granite countertops, corner pantry, hardwood/tile flooring, triple car garage. Asking $369,900 CA308843

“Feature Homes of the Week, see p. 31!”


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

NEW NORWAY ... This 3-bdrm. mobile home built in 2002 could be yours. Master bdrm. c/w 4-pce. en suite, laminate flooring in LR, good size kitchen. Attractive, clean yard c/w gravelled sitting area, firepit and sheds. Ask $94,900 CA318812 H E ISLE R ... exc. location in picturesque s m a l l town. 10 min. to Daysland. Well maintained 4-bdrm. bungalow, 3 baths, double gar. large landscaped lot. A home for family enjoyment. Asking $179,900 CA316500

NEW NORWAY – SPACIOUS, NEAT, BRIGHT, AFFORDABLE ... 1300 sq. ft. 4-bdrm. fin. up and down. Upgrades incl. alder cupboards, laminate flooring, main bath redone, new hi-E furnace. Fenced yard, 2-car garage. Great place to raise a family. Close to playground, school. Be sure to view! Now asking $189,500 CA308146 HAY LAKES ... exceptional quality in this fully developed home! Spacious entry, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors. Gorgeous kitchen with custom cabinets. Functional bonus room over garage. CA309562 Now asking $387,500

INVESTMENTS/BUSINESSES SEDGEWICK – EXC. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY ... 77.59 acres, corner location, fronting onto Hwys 13, 869. Phone for more details. CA298363 DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS EXCELLENT O P P O RT U N I T Y TO BUY THIS ... multi-use main floor presently used for retail and electronic repairs with overhead door. Upper level rented to a long term tenant. Very clean, well-maintained. New roof 2005. New price, only ask $214,500 CA309676 GREAT OFFICE SPACE – GREAT LOCATION ... close to post office. Presently occupied by accounting firm. Avail. Nov. 1/ll. Phone for more info. CA317234 THREE BUSINESS VENTURES IN ONE PACKAGE – OHATON ... Former Auto Shoppe location, 3970 sq. ft. shop w/ sep. work bays, 12’x14’ and 12’x12’ OH doors, exhaust fan, new furnace, 220 plugs plus 39’x99’ outdoor compound. 3244 sq. ft. of 10 mini-storage bays w/7’x8’ OH doors – great to bring in rental income. Also features 1048 sq. ft., 4-bdrm. home w/many recent upgrades. Exc. opportunity to set up your business, use the storage or bring in rental income and have a place to call home! CA316235 Asking $395,000 EXC E PTIONAL B U S I N E S S OPPORTUNITY – R EC R EATI O NAL/ R E S O R T PROPERTY! ... Wow! An impressive 45.52 acre parcel w/ beautiful, peaceful country setting. Facilities incl. Rosebush Craft & Tea House, Heritage Home B&B, 9 hole pitch and putt golf course, main residence, RV camping sites, dandy 30’x43’ htd. workshop, 32’x48’ shed, 40’x70’ quonset. Exc. site plan, beautiful landscaped setting. You’ll want to explore this exciting opportunity! You have to see it! Now asking $679,900 CA315880

RESIDENTIAL LOTS FOUR INDIVIDUALLY TITLED AND SERVICED TOWNHOUSE LOTS OVERLOOKING PARK! ... It’s a great location for your next project. Call now for all the details! Asking $215,000 CA298468 TWO CUL-DE SAC LOTS IN CREEKVIEW SUBDIVISION ... a great place for your new home or project. Close to park, walking trails and valley. Architectural controls apply. Ask $77,000 – CA311394 $85,900 – CA303320 MULTI-FAMILY LOT NOW AVAILABLE We offer one 2.5 acre parcel CA298482

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!


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

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

ACREAGES 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

HOMES OVER $300,000 BEAUTIFUL 1900 SQ. FT. T W O - STO R E Y ... featuring ICF block bsmt., G!Hardi Plank sidIN ST LI ing, on-demand N EW hot water, infloor heat in bsmt. and more! Gas FP, hardwood/tile floors and granite countertops throughout! Bonus room above garage, 22x’24’ garage with floor drain and roughed-in heat. Sure to impress! Asking $370,000 CA320581

G! N EW LI STIN LA VISTA VILLAS’ 45+ ADULT COMMUNITY ... Bright open plan w/vaulted ceiling, spacious kitchen w/generous oak cabinetry, large master bdrm. w/3-pce. en suite. Gorgeous sunroom overlooking green space. MF laundry. 20’x24’ htd. garage w/ hot/cold taps and floor drain. Fin. bsmt. Shingles two years old. Popular adult community – don’t miss out! Asking $329,000 CA320594


IONAL PR BEAUTIFUL 1-1/2 STOREY HOME IN EXCE PTFAMILY PARK-RIDGE ESTATES ... Premier location w/ valley views, walking trails, schools close by. Impressive quality throughout! Beautiful foyer, staircase, display ledges, arches, vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, exceptional window pkg. Exc. kitchen pkg., lots of cabinetry. You’ll love the LR and DR, the views, the cozy 3-sided FP. Superb master, awesome en suite. Large family/media room, games/library room. 24’x25’ garage and more! Just move in! Only $409,000 CA319593

Beautiful Valleyview Bungalows by Battle River Homes! HOME FEATURES:

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

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

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

B EAUTI F U L F A M I LY M U LT I L E V E L , DESIRED CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION ... Huge yard close to schools. Spacious, open design with beautiful hardwood staircase, hardwood flooring, wainscoting, feature walls. Awesome kitchen, spacious LR, large DR, huge family/games room, large rec room and MF laundry. Huge tiered deck, hot tub, private courtyard, 22’x24’ htd. garage. A must see! Asking $347,900 CA318543 EXCEPTIONAL BUNGALOW – CLOSE TO PARKS AND ! D CE U SCHOOLS! ... Exc. ED R kitchen w/beautiful oak cabinetry, spacious dinette w/garden door to covered deck, lovely LR w/cozy FP and MF laundry. Exc. bsmt. dev. w/large family room, media/games room. Great treed yard, covered deck, RV option and attached 23’x24’ htd. garage. It’s all done. Just move in! CA318701 Now asking $372,900 L O C AT I O N – CENTRAL ... 3-bdrm. bilevel, lower family room w/FP. Extra storage. Close to schools, recreation. 2-car garage. Quality home for a quality family. Only $318,000 CA317015 EXC E PTIONAL 2-STOREY IN CREEKSIDE! ... features beautiful N EW PRIC E! open staircase w/ oak and iron railings, tile and hardwood flooring, lovely kitchen cabinetry, granite, formal DR, cozy gas FP, superb en suite, MF laundry, 4 baths, dev. bsmt. Great yard, fenced, alley access, more! You’ll have to see it! Now only $379,500 CA314308 C U S T O M B U I L T BI-LEVEL A C R O S S FROM PARK, CENTURY E! IC PR AL N IO PT MEADOWS! EXCE ... bright open floor plan w/gorgeous open staircase, vaulted ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, arches, columns. Superb kitchen, granite countertops, lovely LR, amazing master bdrm., spacious laundry. Awesome millennium deck, 22’x24’ garage and more. You’ll love it! Only $389,900 CA312712 EXCEPTIONAL SIMILAR 2006 SQ. FT. TWOTO PICTURE STOREY ... Triple garage, walkoutbsmt., backs onto park. Functional family floor plan, MF laundry, bonus room upstairs, 4-pce. en suite w/ soaker tub. Under construction w/time to choose your finishes! Asking $419,900 CA320246 5-B D R M. HOME ... in newer development close to parks. Hardwood floors, double attached garage, central vac, south facing yard. Great family floorplan with spacious living and dining areas. 3 bdrm. up, 2 down, fully fin. bsmt. Vendor would consider buying your older home in a trade! CA318596 Asking $319,900 I M PR ESSIVE SIMILAR TO M U LT I - L E V E L PICTURE FLOOR PLAN ... w/walk-out bsmt. and backing onto a park in Creekview. Open concept floor plan showcasing vaulted ceilings, big, bright windows, 4-pce. master en suite, partially fin. bsmt. for added enjoyment. Currently under const. Call today to put your touch on it! Ask $384,900 CA320241 NEW DESIGN... 1504 sq ft TwoStorey with bonus room upstairs plus 3 bedrooms. Vaulted ceiling in Master Bedroom with 4pc en suite and walk-in closet. Great living space for growing families. Call today and have a chance to pick your colors/finishes. Asking $337,900 CA316639 NEW FLOOR PLAN FROM Z E T S E N M A S T E R BUILDERS ... SIMILAR TO 1531 sq. ft., PICTURE 3-bdrm. twostorey. 20’x24’ garage, spacious MF layout w/ great kitchen features, upstairs laundry and more. Call today and pick your finishes! CA320247 Asking $354,900



IMPRESSIVE ELEGANCE ... a gracious foyer welcomes you to this prestigious 3215 sq. ft., 2-storey. Awesome floor plan. Recent upgrades are stunning. Located in quiet crescent. Must definitely be seen to be appreciated! You won’t want to leave. Phone for an appt. to view. CA316841 Now asking $699,000

IMMACULATE – VERY IMPRESSIVE – QUIET CRESCENT – PRIVATE YARD ... 1736 sq. ft. bungalow plus fin. lower level. Lge. foyer, sunken LR, lge. formal DR (hardwood), lge. family kitchen overlooking family room (hardwood), FP. MF laundry. 5 lge. bdrm., 3 baths. Lge. covered deck. Lge. private treed, fenced yard. RV parking. Oversized garage. Move in for Christmas and enjoy! CA319712 Asking $364,900

VERY ATTRACTIVE 1320 SQ. FT. OPEN FLOOR PLAN BUNGALOW ... c/w lots of windows, 9’ ceilings, a/c, arches, hardwood floor, nice kitchen w/dark oak cabinets, granite counter tops plus all appl. 22’x24’ garage w/appealing curved driveway. Asking $324,900 CA317650

MULTI-LEVEL FLOOR PLAN – VALLEYVIEW C U L-DE-SAC ... Beautiful kitchen w/ corner pantry, plenty of cabinets, countertop plus centre island. Triple car garage, large pie-shaped lot, MF laundry make this a great family home with space to grow. Master bdrm. has 4-pce. en suite, large walk-in closet, tray-cove ceiling. Still time to pick your colours/finishes if you call today! CA318050 Asking $399,900 EXC E PTIONAL TW0-STOR EY FLOORPLAN... Open Concept main floor living space with large dining space and great kitchen. Bonus room above the garage with many possibilities. 4pc en suite in Master Bdrm with separate shower and soaker tub. Still time to make some choices – call today. Asking $359,900 CA316638 IMPRESSIVE P A R K R I D G E STAT E S VALU E! EBUNGALOW AL N IO PT EXCE – GREAT YARD! ... Premer location w/valley, walking trails and school close by. Exc. family home featuring bright open plan, superb kitchen w/lots of maple cabinetry, exc. dinette, spacious LR, 2 cozy gas FP, en suite, 5 bdrm., MF laundry option. Exc. bsmt. dev. w/huge family/games room. Very nicely landscaped yard, large deck, hot tub, underground sprinklers, 22’x24 htd. garage, RV parking, lots more! Just move in! CA319833 Now asking $407,900 EXCEPTIONAL HOME – PARK SETTING ... impressive custom built home w/great location, awesome yard. Upgrades galore! Exceptional kitchen inviting dinette, attractive LR. Superb family room w/ garden doors to covered courtyard. 24’x24’ garage and a lot more! A must see! CA319196 Asking $349,900 W O W ! BEAUTI FU L VALLEYVIEW BUNGALOW, CLOSE TO PARKS AND TRAILS! ... Quality and custom built with beautiful open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, alcoves, columns and display ledges! Exceptional kitchen, granite, huge island, NU-Heat tiling, soothing air tub, cozy 3-sided FP, MF laundry. Irrigation system, RV option, vinyl fencing, triple panes and more! You’ll love it! CA320143 Only $399,900 1727 SQ. FT. 2-STOREY ... fully finished 4-bdrm. home located in Southwest Meadows! Front covered deck, lovely staircase leading upstairs, large master, workable kitchen w/maple cabinets, corner pantry. Gas FP, A/C, oversized garage, great back yard w/large deck to entertain. Asking $399,900 CA317555 BRAND NEW 1504 SQ. FT. TWO-STOREY ... by Zetsen Master Builders. Close to parks, trails, this home features SIMILAR TO PICTURE 3 bdrm., MF laundry, vaulted ceiling in master bdrm. plus 5-pce. en suite that is sure to impress! Act today and choose your finishes! Asking $354,900 CA320245 P O P U L A R SIMILAR TO ZETSEN MULTIPICTURE LEVEL ... w/ walk-out bsmt. Spacious floor plan w/ vaulted ceilings, large entryway, FP, hardwood/tile flooring, MF master bdrm. granite countertops, much more. Currently under const. Act quickly and choose your finishes! Ask $384,900 CA320242 BEAUTIFUL BI-LEVEL IN VALLEYVIEW! ... Wow! Impressive and quality built. Features beautiN EW PRIC E! ful open staircase, 11’ ceilings, bright windows, excellent kitchen cabinetry, huge island, awesome dinette, cozy FP in great room, spacious master, en suite. Exc. bsmt., 9’ ceilings, cozy in-floor heating, large family/media room. Huge triple htd. garage, heated workshop, RV parking. Awesome yard and more! Just move in! Now asking $447,700 CA319890 1905 SQ. FT. IN VA L L E YVIEW! ... Kitchen s h o wc a s e s E! maple cabiG REAT VALU nets, corner pantry, island sink and lrg. dining space w/big bright windows. Spacious bonus room above gar. w/many possibilities. Other features incl. gas FP, vinyl fencing, two stamped concrete patios, cov. deck, balcony off master bdrm. RV parking, 24’x26’ htd. gar. CA315795 $5,000 buyer’s incentive…now ask $379,000! BEAUTI FU L 1520 SQ. FT. FAMILY BUNGALOW, CUL-DE-SAC L O C AT I O N ... features bright open floor plan w/vaulted ceilings, display ledges, bright windows, beautiful hardwood and cork flooring. Impressive country kitchen, lots of cabinetry, lovely dinette. Spacious LR, superb master, MF laundry, huge family/media/games room. Great yard, underground sprinklers, private deck, 22’x24’ garage and more! A must see! CA319926 Asking $419,500 IMPRESSIVE FLOOR PLAN! ... Bright family kitchen w/centre island, corner pantry, plenty of counter space. Vaulted ceiling, open staircase, covered deck. Coved ceiling in master bdrm. plus 4-pce. en suite, walk-in closet. 2 large bdrm., 4-pce. bath on MF. Fin. family room in bsmt. w/bright bi-level windows. Act today and have a choice on colours/ finishes. Asking $354,900 CA318049

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

GREAT OPPORTUNITY – STARTER HOME OR INVESTMENT ... needs some repair and maintenance. Spacious bi-level home in mature area w/private treed yard, 26’x26’ garage. Two FP, 5 bdrm., 3 baths. Walkout access from bsmt. Large deck, fenced, alley access, good location. Call now to view! Asking $227,000 CA319943 EXCEPTIONAL 3-BDR M. C O N D O – GREAT LIFESTYLE! ... Exciting open floor plan features vaulted and 9’ ceilings w/lots of bright windows. It’s perfect for visiting and entertaining! Spacious kitchen, island, pantry, large LR, MF laundry, appliances. Deck, private entrance and more! Quality built. Excellent value! CA319783 Asking $179,500 G O O D STA RT E R HOME OR INVESTMENT ... Zoned R3 with a great location, close to Rosehaven, hospital and Mirror Lake. Features 2-bdrm. bungalow w/upgraded windows, siding, soffits, furnace. Easy walk to parks, walking trails, work. Mature treed yard, older single garage. Requires some repair, maintenance. CA319950 Asking $170,000


SOLID BI-LEVEL WITH MUCH TO OFFER! ... New flooring upstairs, open kitchen/dining. Double garage, RV capabilities, mature trees, enclosed deck. Clean, well taken of and ready for you. Quick possession available! Most furniture negotiable too! Asking $229,500 CA319724 CENTRAL L O C AT I O N ... 2-bdrm. bungalow on large lot. Starter home or investment propREDUCE D! erty. Vinyl siding, metal roof, 2-car garage. CA320449 Now asking $122,000

BEAUTIFUL WALKOUT BUNGALOW TOWNHOUSE ON PARK! ... Featuring bright open plan, 9’ ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, lovely maple cabinetry, large island, walk-through pantry, MF laundry, huge family/games room w/ garden door to covered patio. No condo fees. Park views from deck and patio. CA320018 Asking $294,900

IDEAL STARTER HOME ... 1125 sq. ft. 3-bdrm. bungalow. Spacious kitchen and dining area. Large LR, bsmt. has 2 bdrm., rumpus room, storage and 3-pce. bath. Incl. 6 appliances. Deck off DR. 2-car garage, 24’x24’ htd. Close to schools, green space. Asking $229,000 CA320041


IMPERIAL VILLAS CONDOMINIUM … Superb central location; worry free lifestyle; open spacious design; 9’ ceilings; quality construction; built energy efficient; price includes $3500 appliance allowance. Immed. possession. CA289045 Prices starting at $224,900 I M P R ES S IVE BI-LEVEL, C U L- D E - S A C LOCATION! ... Features spacious entry, angled staircase, display ledges, bright open plan. Superb kitchen, large island, walk-in pantry. Large dinette, lovely bright LR. Spacious master, walk-in closet, en suite. 4 bdrm., MF laundry. Great yard, fenced, private deck, alley access and more! Great location. Call now to view! CA320163 Asking $265,900

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



WELL-KEPT HALF DUPLEX IN STONEY CREEK MEADOWS ADULT COMMUNITY ... extended deck w/beautiful views backing onto the Creek. Double attached garage, spacious rooms, MF laundry, oak cabinets, central vac, central vac, gas FP, fin. bsmt. No condo fees! A quiet location perfect for retirees. CA316945 Now asking $279,900 COMFORTABLE AND COZY ... 3-bdrm. home close to parks, schools and downtown. Recent upgrades include paint, shingles and sidewalks. Spacious plan w/large yard, great deck. Solid starter or investment property. Asking $158,000 CA319135

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

OFFICE RENTAL IMPRESSIVE OFFICE SPACE ... very well planned. Four offices, reception area, conference/board room, bathroom and storage. Excellent location to post office and Bank of Montreal. CA313119 EXCELLENT OFFICE OR B U S I N ES S LOCATION! ... Very nicely dev. 2100 sq. ft. bay with a/c. Exc. parking, independent utilities and quick possession. Call now for details. $2,100/mo. CA315173

COMMERCIAL LOTS GREAT OPPORTUNITY ... 0.91 acres just south off Hwy 13 in Camrose, behind Camrose Cycle. Zoning C3. Asking $350,000 CA316240 E X C I T I N G OPPORTUNITY FOR DEVELOPMENT ON MAIN STREET CAMROSE ... vacant 25’x120’ lot zoned C1. Future development will have to follow City of Camrose Downtown Action Plan. Asking $75,000 CA315054

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

GREAT STARTER HOME OR REVENUE PROPERTY ... located in the University area. Lots of upgrades. Good bungalow with 2 bdrm. up. Mother-in-law suite in bsmt. Nice big lot with 20’x30’ garage, workshop in back. Be sure to view this one! Asking $221,900 CA320500

REDUCE D! CHARMING, EFFICIENT 4-BDRM. BUNGALOW ... Sunroom, 2-car garage, central location. Many quality upgrades to appreciate. CA317069 Asking $267,000

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EXCELLENT HALF DUPLEX... in Southwest Meadows! This 1240 sq/ft, 2-storey home has an open living area, oak cabinetry, neutral decor, a 2-piece bath, and nice open view of the spacious back yard. The upstairs has 2 good sized bedrooms with large closets. The main bath has a 4-piece en suite with large soothing corner jetted tub! This home is equipped with Central Air Conditioning. Outside, the attached single garage, southern exposure backing onto park reserve area, storage shed, fire pit, nice deck area. A definite must see! Listed at $227,900. Call Trevor today! (R1366)





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

WELL LOCATED HALF-DUPLEX IN CAMROSE... This 3-bedroom, 1-bath home is 1068 sq/ft above grade, with a partially finished basement area and a single garage. The yard is mostly fenced. Excellent opportunity for starters and empty nesters. Five appliances included, shingles done in 2011. Some interior upgrading and decorating will make this home shine. Good value here, priced to sell. Close proximity to all amenities, golf course and walking trails. Listed at $154,500. Don’t wait, call Trevor today! (R1367)

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

GOOD RENTAL OR STARTER PROPERTY... on 2 lots zoned for multi-family use. Extra lot has city services already paid for. Great opportunity for future investment. Priced at $188,000. Call Trudi for details. (R1358)

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ION REDUCT QUALITY BUILT SHADOW RIDGE HOME... 1318 sq. ft., 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 2 storey located in West Park. Fully fenced back yard with deck, RV parking area. Basement is poly and insulated with some drywall completed. For more details, call Cory. Asking $256,000. (R1337) SSION TE POSE GREAT STARTER IMMEDIA OPPORTUNITY 3-BDRM. HALF DUPLEX... New paint and flooring, central location, fenced. For more details, call Dale. Asking $154,500. (R1368)

CROWN CARE CONDO... Complete with garage, one bedroom plus den, fireplace, east facing overlooking park, vaulted ceilings. Priced $169,500. Call Dale for details. (R1361)

CHECK MARK THIS 1586 SQ/FT BUNGALOW IN DAYSLAND... This large and comfortable plan with country kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and mostly finished basement may be perfect for you. Total living area is approx. 3000 sq/ ft. Built in 2006, there is maple in the kitchen with a centre island, bright windows and a very large deck. Situated on a 83’ x 120’ lot, in a newer area of town and must be seen! Listed at $249,000 MLS#316116 Call Trevor for viewing. (RO899)

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WELL LOCATED RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT IN DAYSLAND... This undeveloped lot in Daysland is 50’x120’, zoned R1 and is nicely set amongst a group of nice sized well maintained homes. Just a short walk to school! The frontage faces a park/ recreational area. Just a short walk to school! Daysland has many local services. Now listed at $32,900. Call Trevor for service. (L185)

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


LOTS THIS HOME BY YORKSHIRE BUILDERS AT THE CASCADES COMMUNITY... This 1384 sq/ft NEW 2 storey home with 3 beds, 3 baths, laminate floors, ceramic tile, soft neutral decor, and big bright windows. The master bedroom has a 4-piece en suite and walk in closet. Quick possession is available. The outside has a covered veranda, concrete walkway, raised back deck and enough space for you to build the garage to your liking. Listed at $259,900. Call Trevor today!(R1333)

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EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! GREAT OPPORTUNITY... at Ervick Junction. 0.995 acre industrial property. Water to property but some limitations apply. Asking price $109,450. Call Cory or Rick for details. (C136) WINTER IS HERE... Great place to keep your investment protected out of the environment by storing it in a safe place. 1/5th share in large hangar at Camrose Airport, with lots of room to do your maintenance, etc. Asking $43,000 Call Rick for details. (C267) TURN KEY BUSINESS AND PROPERTY... Established plumbing shop, all equipment, tools and service truck. Nice clean operation with large service area. Call Dale for details. (C269) PANAGO PIZZA... a great opportunity to own your own business in the City of Camrose. Exceptional high traffic location on 48 Ave (Hwy 13). For details call Cory or Rick.(C268)

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


CHARMING ACREAGE RETREAT... This property is 2.47 acres with a 1587 sq/ft comfortable older dwelling which has been well cared for and nicely updated. Situated amongst and sheltered by trees on all sides makes this a special location! Perfectly suited for those who like gardening and outdoor pleasures. The home has 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, large kitchen, dining area, bright windows and shows well. Nice heated 42 x 32 hobby shop/studio building on the property. Included are 6 newer quality appliances. MLS#CA317378. Listed at $229,900. Call Trevor for details. (A410)

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



New windows, new siding, flooring, paint and bathrooms. Oversized lot with a park right next door. A must see! Priced to sell at $158,900. Call Cory for details. (RO910) GREAT REVENUE PROPERTY IN COLLEGE AREA... This 1200 sq. ft. bungalow has a rented 1 bedroom, 1 bath suite in the basement. The upstairs has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Shared laundry. Double garage. RV parking. Priced $269,000. Call Trudi. (R1342)

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




ATTENTION! BUILDERS AND INVESTORS, BRAND NEW LISTING... Great opportunity for an investment/revenue property! Exceptional building lot, presently zoned R2A but can be R3A, direct control and other options. 76’x105’ which would be an excellent location for a 4-plex or larger unit subject to City of Camrose approval. Located close to downtown and Mirror Lake! A true bargain at $140,000. Call Cory for details. (L189)

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

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


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


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

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GREAT POTENTIAL WITH THIS 3-BEDROOM STARTER HOME... in quiet location on oversized 60’ x 150’ lot. Upstairs has new kitchen, updated 4 piece bath, ceramic tile and recently painted, upgraded windows. Asking $184,500. For more details, call Cory.(R1365)

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

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

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OLMP volleyball game helps family bounce back By Murray Green

After a family suffered through the loss of their father, fellow students decided to hold a volleyball game on Dec. 5 to help them. "About three weeks ago the Marcotte-Kufley students lost their father. It was a sudden hospitalization and he passed away," explained physical education teacher Bob Charchun. "The school has been rallying to try and help them in any way that we can – spiritually, emotionally as well as financially." Students Julian MarcotteKufley is in Grade 12 and his sister Katrina is in Grade 10 at Our Lady of Mount Pleasant. "We lost Brian on Nov. 17. On Tuesday, he started to have flu-lke symptoms. By evening he was feeling better. Then on Wednesday when I came home from work he had sialitis in his leg and his back and I took him to the hospital right away," explained Angeline, the mother of the students. "They said whatever caused the sialitis has attacked his liver and his kidneys have shut down. He also had peritonitis, which is an infection of the abdominal wall and hardly anyone survives that. However, he did have a bad liver to start with. He was on the list for a liver transplant, but never got one." She said the game was a great way to help her children. "This helps them feel a little better and it helps me with their education. We set up a fund for them through the Battle River Credit Union to help further their education. Julian wants to go to Augustana next year, but Katrina hasn't decided yet. She is in Grade 10, so she has time to decide what she wants to do. I wasn't expecting anything, but it is great for Augustana to do this (play the match) for us." Two other students, Morgan Keyzer and Tara Wulff, decided a volleyball game would be a good way of raising funds. "They contacted Tom Tigchelaar at Augustana (coach) and he was more than willing to help us for this cause," added Mr. Charchun. The senior high boys' team took on the Augustana Vikings men's team to treat the students to a higher level of volleyball. "Our season ended a week ago, so we are looking at this as a fun match and to see how we stack up against a pretty good university team," said Mr. Charchun. "Our guys are a little nervous. It is light-hearted and it is for a good cause. We have a lot of Grade 12 players, so it will be good for them to see university level ball." Morgan and Tara have gone to school with Julian since kindergarten, so helping him came naturally. "We wanted to do something for him, so we came


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up with the idea for the game," said Tara. "His father's death threw a curve ball at us too." Morgan added, "We want to give the family some funds to help with some expenses." The students collected some food items to sell at the concession to add to the funds. "It didn't cost us anything, so the funds go right to the family," said Tara. "We might not raise a lot of money, but it shows we care," said Morgan. The school collected about $250 prior to the game. "The Vikings are doing well and we wanted to make this a community event," continued Tara. "They show good leadership and represent the community well."

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Kodiaks play various styles to keep winning games By Murray Green

For the second straight game, the opposition has put the bears in a nasty mood. The Camrose Kodiaks defeated the Drayton Valley Thunder by a 3-1 score on Sunday, December 11, to extend the undefeated streak to eight games. Knowing they couldn't match the Camrose fire power, Drayton Valley tried a different approach to end the streak. The Thunder didn't do down without a fight, or several fights. Drayton Valley players seemed more concerned about dancing after the whistle than playing hockey. The Thunder caused a lot of noise, but when the final buzzer sounded, it was the Kodiaks that celebrated. "It was one of the hardest games to keep focused, because of all of the fights and the delays," said goalie Matt Gibney. "It was nice to get the win and keep our little streak going. In the past, I needed a lot of shots to keep focused, but I have learned to adjust and now it doesn't matter either way. The 10 minute delays are hard to take, but it is something I am adjusting to. When it is time to play, you have to get back into the zone and make saves." Luc Vandale, Tanner Marshall and Adam deChamplain ended scoring chances with goals between the delays. The Thunder struck first and then the bears went to work. Goalie Matt Gibney stopped 32 of 33 shots. Camrose recorded 32 shots on goal at the other end of the rink. "There were some questionable hits in the game and then the referees lost control. After every whistle there was a scrum and everyone wanted a piece of each other," said Matt.

Pro Sports Photography Camrose Kodiaks' goalie Matt Gibney and defenceman Sam Jardine keep the puck in front of them and in sight as they defend their end in Alberta Junior Hockey League action at the Edgeworth Centre.

"I don't really know if it was one team or another. All I know it wasn't a clean game. If we are against a team where we want to run and gun, then we don't

want the delays. We have more speed and skill than they do, so it could have been in the game plan to slow us down. We just have to keep our cool and walk away

from the scrums. It is easy for me to say that because I'm a goalie. Some guys just can't walk away." Matt weathered the storm and played well throughout the

various power play and shorthanded situations. "I feel comfortable and that allows me to make the saves I need to." Matt played for the midget triple-A team in Moose Jaw last season. "The speed of the game is a little faster and guys shoot a lot harder. With more hockey and less school, it allows me to focus on what needs to be done. Playing in Camrose is great. We have a good team and a great bunch of guys. It will be exciting to see what we can accomplish in the playoffs. Like anyone here, I'd like to receive a scholarship to continue to play hockey." The Camrose Kodiaks outscored the Sherwood Park Crusaders 6-4 on Friday, December 9. Rylan Wiest, Landon Kadatz, Joel Johnson, Luc Vandale, Tanner Marshall and Adam deChamplain collected a tally each. The Teddy Bear Toss game was interrupted when the fur flew after many stuffed animals were thrown to the ice after Wiest netted the Kodiaks' first goal. It was halted several more times throughout the evening as the players insisted on playing a chippy brand of hockey. Goalie Brayden Hopfe stopped 15 of 19 shots, while Camrose fired 40 on the Sherwood Park net. After the game in Drumheller on Dec. 17, the Kodiaks have almost three weeks off. They take on the Okotoks Oilers on Jan. 6 and then host the Calgary Canucks at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Edgeworth Centre.

USA Hockey glad to call Camrose home for a week By Murray Green USA Hockey has been treated well by Canadians in the past, so general manager Jim Johannson wasn't too worried about where the team was setting up camp prior to the World Junior Championship. But deep down, he was hoping it would be Camrose. "We've been to Camrose before as part of our Viking Cup teams, so we knew the community and that they are great hosts," said Jim, prior to his arrival in Camrose. "I had a virtual tour of the new facility and liked what I saw." He said USA Hockey relies on Hockey Canada to set them up in a place where they don't have a lot of travel. "We had some familiarity with Camrose because of past Viking Cups and other programs. For us it just made sense to set up in Camrose," he said. "Hockey Canada knows our operation quite well, so they knew what we were looking for and in the end they thought this (Camrose) would be the best fit. They have been right every time." Team USA was looking for a good modern facility with plenty of space to set up camp, access to training equipment and gym, an easy access to amenities, within an hour from Edmonton where the first round of the tournament will be held and a community where they would embrace the USA Hockey program. "The facility was the most important factor and we also wanted to be close to

Pro Sports Photography Bonnyville and Camrose captains prepare to face off as Kevin Gurr and World Junior Championship executive director Al Coates perform the ceremonial drop to celebrate the game between USA and Switzerland.

where our exhibition games were placed because we do enough travel already. Being close to the airport and in a community that embraces junior hockey and international hockey was also very important to us," Jim added. "We will be having a very intense camp in Camrose because players are competing for roster spots. We want to give every player a chance to make the team and having plenty of space and access to the amenities is part of that."

Most residents will be cheering for Team Canada during the tournament, but local fans appreciate good hockey and Team USA will ice a good team. "The fans have an appreciation for good hockey. We won the bronze medals last year and we are certainly here to win the gold medals this time. That is the goal of every team, so we expect every game to be fast and hard hitting hockey," said Jim. "We like fans and playing in buildings that have a lot of energy because the players

feed off of that, whether they are cheering for us or not. Playing Canada always creates a great atmosphere and in the end we hope the fans appreciate good hockey, regardless of which team wins." Participating in exhibition games prepares the teams for the high calibre tournament. "It helps the players get in the mind set for the tournament and secondly, it allows the coaching staff to get familiar with the player pool and what type of styles they

have to fit into a system they want to play." It won’t take long to see just how competitive Switzerland might be at this year’s World Juniors. "Both teams skate well and the Swiss continue to improve at a rapid rate," explained Jim. "As a country they have shown the NHL and the junior ranks that they have a high skill level." The Swiss have placed fourth and fifth in the last two championships. They have seven returning players from their team in Buffalo, including Calgary Flames first-rounder Sven Bärtschi and Carolina fourthround pick Gregory Hofmann. "We expect a clean, but a physical hard-hitting game from them. The teams have respect for each other." USA head coach Dean Blais has no shortage of weapons at his disposal, including several NHL first-round selections and two highly-touted prospects for the 2012 draft in Jake Trouba and Austin Czarnik. They could have as many as 11 returning players. Look for Emerson Etem, a first-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks, to be one of the fastest players in Camrose. USA also has a number of players that could be second generation NHL stars. For the Swiss, Sven Bärtschi may be the most dynamic offensive talent in the Western Hockey League. Watch how Sven makes players around him better.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS SEE THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTION STARTING ON PAGE 46 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. FRIENDS OF FRIDHEM SOUTH – Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 p.m. 3 1/2 miles east of Ferintosh. WONDERING WHAT TO GET YOUR FAVOURITE SENIOR FOR CHRISTMAS? How about Snow Removal? Call Gloria, 780-679-0802 or 1-780-805-4566, leave message E DBERG SE N IOR S CHRISTMAS POTLUCK SUPPER – Wednesday, December 21, 6:00 p.m., Edberg Drop In. $3.00 if bringing a dish, $8.00 if not bringing a dish. MEAT will be provided. Singing by Mennonite Youth. Everyone welcome, bring your friends!

SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, KINGMAN An independent Lutheran congregation committed to standing on The Word of God and sharing the love of Christ with our neighbours. Welcome Pastor Garfield and Marianne Vikse Regular Sunday services 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve Service Dec. 24, 7:00 p.m. H EGR E C H R I ST M A S PROGRAM – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 7:00 p.m. at Hegre Church. Pot Luck lunch to follow at Gladstone Community Centre. Everyone Welcome! NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – Bawlf Community Centre. Music by DJ. Midnight potluck lunch. Doors open 7:00 p.m., bar opens 7:30 p.m., dance starts 9:00 p.m. Tickets $10/ person. Available at Bawlf Homestyle Cafe, Bawlf Country Store, Bawlf UFA or call 780-373-2477 or 780-373-3445. Ticket includes party favours.

TO GIVE AWAY TWO ADULT CATS – Three years old. Also six kittens - one four - six months old and five born Oct. 23. Please call 780-373-2530. SMALL DOG TO GOOD HOME – Ph. 780-672-1998 or 780678-0372.

WANTED WILL ACCEPT OLD VEHICLES, machinery, scrap iron, etc. Car batteries (will pay for). Call 780-672-6917 or 780-686-5211. UTILITY TRAILER WANTED – Suitable for hauling 500 gal. of water. Ph. 780-374-2479. COMMERCIAL STORAGE SPACE for lawn and garden equipment. Ph. 780672-7649.

SUNWOR KS FAR MS has an immediate opening for a general full-time farm labourer with mechanical abilities. We offer great health benefits and product incentives. Wage is $15.50/hr. or will commensurate with experience. Please email your resumé to info@ or fax it to 780672-9984. FARM AND RANCH POSITION AVAILABLE on cattle/grain operation at Strome. Please fax resumé with references to 780-376-0000 or call 780-376-2241 for more information.

EMPLOYMENT WANTED 2ND BEST PAINTER IN TOWN – 30 years’ experience for all your painting needs. Call Rick the Painter, 780-672-0391. CHILDCARE NEEDED – Camrose/Hay Lakes area. Boys ages 3 and 5. Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. First aid training/ references required. 780878-3361.


THANK YOU THANK YOU TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS for your prayers and kind thoughts on the passing of my husband Ralph. Thank you to the staff at St. Mary’s before his transfer to Edmonton; to Pastor Jeff Decelle for the beautiful service; to Les Odland for the wonderful eulogy and to the ladies of Bethesda Lutheran Church for the lovely lunch. Thank you, also, to Cam, John and the staff at Burgar Funeral Home. – Kathy (Kvill) Nelson I WOULD LIKE TO THANK my family and friends for their many visits, cards, flowers and food brought to the house following my shoulder surgery. I would especially like to thank the ladies of Grace Lutheran Church for the plant and Stan and Ken for driving me to Edmonton to the University Hospital. Thanks ever so much. – Helen Johanson

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. THANK YOU ST. JUDE for prayers answered. – Judy ESCORT AVAILABLE – Any day. Call Ingrid, 1-780-686-3949.

PETS/PET SUPPLIES 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

NOTICE To: CAROL TABONE TAKE NOTICE THAT Civil Claim No. P1101500078 was issued in The Provincial Court of Alberta, Civil Division, by Farnham West Stolee LLP of the City of Camrose in the Province of Alberta, claiming the sum of $580.55 and costs. If you dispute the Plaintiff’s claim, you are required to file a Dispute Note within 27 days of the publication of this Notice. A copy of the Civil Claim and Dispute Note may be obtained from the Clerk of the Provincial Court, Civil Division, 5210-49 Ave., Camrose, Alberta. DATED AT CAMROSE, ALBERTA on 6 December, 2011.

HELP WANTED CLASS 1 TRUCK DRIVER w/wagon experience, Cat Operators, Hoe Operators and General Shop Labourers wanted in Camrose area. Competitive wages and benefits. Apply to Advertiser Box 288, c/o Camrose Booster Ltd., 4925-48 St., Camrose, AB T4V 1L7. FULL-TIME REGISTERED LEVEL 2 DENTAL ASSISTANT position available. Looking for caring and energetic individual. Please email resumé to or fax to 780-672-4700. DO YOU LIKE WORKING WITH ANIMALS? Bieganek and Thiessen Pork Farms are now accepting applications for SWINE TECHNICIAN at our operations in the Edberg area. We offer competitive wages of $13 - $16/ hr., depending on experience. We are looking for a full-time, reliable worker. Hours vary but will average 40/week. The work will be split between the two farms which are close together. We are looking for someone with a valid driver’s license and a willingness to learn. Previous experience is an asset but not required. Please fax resumé to 780-877-2216 or call Don.

WANTED: BUSINESS TO PURCHASE in Camrose or surrounding area. All calls confidential. Please email:

SERVICES 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. 780-608-7917, Tom Mino. TOTAL FOOT CARE, 780672-3993. Have a specially trained RN visit you. GREG’S HANDYMAN SERVICES – Small renovations, small repairs, painting, basement developments. Quality workmanship, reasonable rates. Phone Greg at 780-672-8256. 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 McTAVISH DELIVERIES LTD. Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated 780-672-5242, Camrose COMPLETE TILING SERVICE Specializing in backsplashes, tub surrounds and all types of wall. Patricia Fielding, Lady Tiler 780-672-3622 PALL FLOOR INSTALLATIONS Carpet, Lino, Laminate, Hardwood Call Paul at 780-901-3708 or 780-672-1917

WANTED TO RENT HAY LAND FOR 2012 CROP – To rent or crop share. 780679-0713. FARMLAND IN CAMROSE COUNTY – Call Tom, 780608-9455.

FOR RENT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL FOR RENT, 780-672-8620. BITTERN LAKE HALL for rent. Call Bittern Lake Village Office, 780-672-7373. 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 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 - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! Won’t Last Long! Call Today! 780-672-8681 Visit us on Kijiji TWO-BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE – $800/mo. includes utilities. Free laundry. Immaculate, clean, bright 1,000 sq. ft. suite. No smokers/pets please. 780608-2368. MID-CITY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 1017197 Alberta Ltd. For All Your Rental Needs We have: • Houses • Duplexes • 4-Plexes • Condos • Storage •Apartments and more! Call 780-672-0662 for more info and listings or visit our ads on Kijiji ONE AND TWO BEDROOM SUITES – Reclaim your freedom in a spacious apartment for reasonable rates in Kensington Manor. They are newly renovated suites with large living area, new appliances, large master bedroom, walk-in storage closet and balcony with each unit. We are located close to parks and recreational facilities; we have laundry facility in the building and power to each parking stall. Rent starts at $750. Heat and hot water are included in the rent. To make an appointment for viewing please call 780-673-0049. T WO BEDROOM S, FULLY FURNISHED – Kitchen, own fridge. On acreage 10 minutes north of Camrose. $460/mo. includes utilities. No smokers or partiers. Ph. 780-608-6769. No messages. PAD RENTALS AVAILABLE – Move-in incentive offered. Call Camrose Mobile Home Park, 780672-2396.

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ONE-BEDROOM SUITE AVAILABLE $695, recently renovated onebedroom suite available on the second floor. Newer paint, carpet, deep closets, with newer appliances and a double sink. Outdoor group patio and laundry available. Small pets welcome. Parking stall, heat and water included.

(Continued) ROOM FOR RENT – Shared accommodations for female who is working, going to school. Beautiful home located between Augustana and downtown area. No smoking, no pets. Rent/utilities included. $450/mo., $450 DD. Ph. 780672-9622.

KEEP SNOW OFF YOUR CAR! $1,350 for this four-bedroom, twobath, F, S, W, D, including a back yard built for entertaining, complete with a patio and mature trees. Keep snow off your car this winter with a two-car garage.Close to schools and downtown, access to everywhere is quick. PLENTY OF OUTDOOR FUN! $1,595, this home has five bedrooms and three full baths. F, S, W, D, dishwasher and a built-in microwave. Keep warm this winter in front of the fireplace. A fully furnished basement gives a place for the kids to relax. Double car garage and room for two under the covered parking pad. Close to many outdoor activities in the NW of Camrose. For information and pictures of these properties and others, or to book a showing, visit or call 780-679-0002

TWO-BEDROOM SUITE – Recently renovated in four-plex. $550/mo. + DD. Only responsible, mature adults. Ph. 780-679-2553. IDEAL FOR STUDENTS – Close to college and downtown. Two bedrooms c/w fridge, stove and microwave. Shared washer and dryer and utility bills. Available now. Call 780-984-7391. 1700 SQ. FT. HOUSE FOR RENT in the lakeside village of Ferintosh, just 20 min. from Camrose. Two large bedrooms upstairs, extra bedroom in basement, two baths, eight appliances, double garage. House on double lot. Available Jan. 1. $975/mo. Ph. 780-373-3432 or 780908-9942 (cell). TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH BALCONY – In adult building at 4806-46 St. $750/ mo. includes heat and water. No pets, smokers or partiers. Ph. 780672-5369. ONE BEDROOM SUITE DOWNTOWN Lower floor, newly renovated $700/mo. Available Jan. 15 Phone 780-608-3820 SENIOR DUPLEX – 1,050 sq. ft. all on one floor, central location. Five appliances. No smoking, no pets. Call Drew, 780-678-7292.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY – Spacious two- plus one-bedroom suite. Many recent upgrades including new flooring, paint, fixtures, etc. Private entrance, shared laundry. West end location, close to schools and shopping. $875/mo., utilities included. Phone 780-678-4946.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY – One- plus one-bedroom house for rent. Close to schools and shopping. Large backyard, four appliances. $875/mo. plus utilities. Ph. 780-678-4946. THREE-BEDROOM HOME – Main floor, near hospital and Mirror Lake. $1,250/mo., utilities included. No pets, no smoking. Ph. 780373-3712.

FOR RENT/SALE/LEASE PHOTOGRAPHERS – You can benefit from the 50 years this location was Camrose’s premier photo studio. This Main Street property includes studio, gallery, backdrops, lighting, props, sets, consultation space, client seating. All you need is a camera, a computer and an eye. $200/mo. will give you access to this unique facility. Four spots available. This is a real opportunity to follow your ambition and build a life in photography. For more information call 780-608-6898.

HOUSEHOLD BROWN, SOLID OAK CHINA CABINET – With matching bookshelf, $150 each. 780-672-5758.

LIVESTOCK/FEED BEEF UP YOUR CATTLE SALES. Advertise in The Camrose Booster. Phone 780-672-3142. GELBVIEH BULLS FOR SALE – Yearling and two-yearolds, semen tested. 780-672-9950. SMALL SQUARE HAY BALES – Clearing out second cut 2010 bales. Tarped, $4 ea. Pat Terway, Daysland, 780-374-2404. SQUARE HAY BALES – Stacked and tarped, $4 each. Ph. 780-679-2553.

SEED PONY OATS – Weighs 46 lb. per bu. Cleaned. Ph. 70-672-7211.



SWATHER NO LONGER ‘CUTTING THE MUSTARD?’ Call The Camrose Booster Classifieds, 780-672-3142.

WEST PHOENIX Nicely furnished three-bedroom, two-bath, home. Very quiet, safe neighbourhood. Available now until Feb. 25, 2012. Call John, 780-679-7725.



ACREAGE ON SECONDARY HWY – To view go to, ID #147234 or call 780-679-8941.

Here’s a great offer for Booster readers…

For Sale Ads! F For or items price priced at $100 or less! • Mail, fax, email or drop off your ad copy. • One item per ad – 10 word limit. • Include the price of the item in your ad. • Offer excludes living things, except when offered for free. Individuals are able to place classified ads without charge provided message relates to a personal possession and does not form part of a profession, trade or business. Any ad designed to produce an income is regarded as commercial advertising and must be a PAID AD.











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

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS SEE THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTION STARTING ON PAGE 46 for more classified ads about cars, trucks, campers, RVs, automotive services and ATVs PIPE — 1 1/2”, 2 3/8”, 2 7/8”, 3 1/2”, sucker rod 5/8”, 3/4”, 7/8”, plain or scraper type. Other pipe and metal available. 1-800-661-7858. JOHN DEERE 430 HYDROSTATIC 20 hp diesel, p.t.o. driven tractor w/mower, tiller, snowthrower attachment plus cab; SEARS 10 HP TRACTOR w/32” blower attachment; HUSQVARNA 24 HP HYDROSTATIC tractor w/48” deck plus 48” Berco sweeper attachment; 10 HP ARIENS e/s 32” snowthrower plus 36” sidewalk sweeper; ONAN 24 HP twin cylinder e/s auger engine. (ASST. OF SNOWTHROWERS FROM 4 HP TO 11 HP.) HUSQVARA RANCHER 455 chainsaw , 18” bar. (3-yr. warranty) w w w. j d s - s m a l l e n g i n e . c o m Phone 780-672-7649. FIREWOOD FOR SALE – Cut, split and seasoned. Birch, spruce and poplar available. Can deliver four cords anytime. Ph. 780361-8735. RECYCLE YOUR OLD COMPUTER TOWERS – We will pick up. 780-781-0453. FIREWOOD FOR SALE – Poplar, birch, tamarack, spruce/pine mix. Split and seasoned, pick up or delivered. Coal Lake Wood Products, 780-387-1214. SEARS CRAFTSMAN DUAL STAGE SNOWBLOWER – 11.5 hp., 30”, $700 obo. 780-672-3040 after 4:00 p.m.

Planning a great Christmas party Christmas will soon be here and you want to organize a party for your employees or for your loved ones. However, with all the stress of daily life, you’re asking yourself how you can prepare everything in time without going crazy! Rule number 1: Make reservations well in advance — you’re not the only one who wants to have a party. The gathering could be organized at a restaurant, a reception hall, or in your home. You could organize everything yourself or you could entrust this pleasure to a professional event planner. In this case, you have the choice between selecting specific services and reserving a complete package. For your party to be a magical affair, you will have to create a friendly and festive atmosphere. Decorating is a must! A Christmas tree, garlands and some candles will do the trick. To create a relaxed atmosphere, music should be playing quietly in the background during the meal. Organize a few games for the evening’s entertainment. You could entrust this responsibility to other guests, or to a professional, if you don’t want to play the role of entertainer.


Producers begin holidays with virtual farm tour Canadian farmers who want to help people in the developing world get enough to eat have a new way to do it – through the Grain Growers of Canada’s virtual Growing Project. The GGC’s board of directors kicked off the virtual farm by collectively pledging over 50 acres to the project this Christmas season. “As Christmas approaches, the Grain Growers of Canada is proud to partner with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank,” says Stephen Vandervalk, president of the Grain Growers of Canada. “This is a great opportunity for farmers to come together to support those who have less, by pledging whatever we can, even a couple acres of production helps.” According to Richard Phillips, executive director of Grain Growers of Canada, the online virtual farm is designed for farmers who don’t live near one of the Foodgrains Bank’s other 200 community growing projects, where local farmers, businesses and others, farm a plot of land, donating the proceeds to the Foodgrains Bank. “As Canadians, we are truly blessed. This project is a way farmers can give back,” says Phillips. “It doesn’t matter where you live – through the virtual Growing Project, any farmer in Canada can join with others to help raise money for the Foodgrains Bank.” Participants in the new virtual Growing Project will find donating grain to the Foodgrains Bank is easy, says John Longhurst, who directs fundraising for the CFGB. “All they have to do is sign up, letting us know how many acres they want to pledge,” explains Longhurst. “At harvest time, when farmers take their crop to the local elevator, they need to indicate how much they want to donate to the Foodgrains Bank, dedicated to the “Grain Growers” Growing Project and the elevator staff do the rest.” Tax receipts are issued by the Foodgrains Bank for the value of the grain donated on the day of delivery. “I challenge Canadian farmers to pledge what they can this Christmas and through the new year,” says Vandervalk. “Although we may not farm side by side in our fields, we can all join this community effort by pledging what we can.” To make your pledge visit: or send your contact information and the amount of acres you plan to donate to Both the Grain Growers of Canada and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year! Representing tens of thousands of successful wheat, durum, barley, canola, oat, corn, pea, lentil, rye and triticale farmers, the Grain Growers of Canada is well known as the national voice of Canadian grain farmers. Please visit . For more information, visit www.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER December 20, 2011

County passed zero increase interim budget


Family • Achievement • Integrity • Respect

It’s nice when you discover the job is as good as the coffee Quality Training Incentive Programs Benefits or Bonus Program HIRING FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS

By Murray Green

Camrose County may be giving ratepayers an early Christmas present this year. The County is still on course for presenting a zero per cent increase in the municipal tax levy for next year. "It is our goal to present no increase in the tax levy and yet still maintain a high level of municipal service for our ratepayers," said county administrator Steve Gerlitz. "The 2012 interim budget does not include any growth assessment values." The 2012 capital and operating interim budget was adopted at the regular council meeting on Dec. 13. The budget includes a total operating revenue of $11,847,174. Total operating expenses is projected at $23,048,740 and the total capital budget is set at $3,443,400. "One thing I am still concerned about is the amount of money we have to take from reserves to fund roads projects," said councillor Brian Austrom. "When it comes time to examine the final budget, rather than take so much from reserves, we should think about a small tax increase to at least reduce part of that amount. We already depleted some of our reserves with projects from this year. It will be even harder to fund projects from reserves next year without an increase (in reserves) this year. We need to think about that when it comes time for the final budget." The total projected tax levy has been estimated to be at $11,201,566, which should leave the County close to a break even number for 2012. This also includes increases in pay for union and non-union employees. The sale of capital assets, $317,200; grants, $100,000; no debentures, taxes, $899,900 and reserves of $2,126,300 equals the capital budget of $3,443,400. A strategic plan action list was compiled by the County and passed, so it can provide a guideline for newsletters, offering DARE courses, gravel standards, snow plowing follow-up, shoulder pulling, adding graders, planning issues and municipal sustainability. "We are encouraging ratepayers to send us an e-mail, so we can send out the newsletter electronically. This should save us funds and it allows us to get them out faster," said Steve. The balanced budget was made possible in part when the motion to donate $25,000 to the Battle River Railway for maintenance was defeated and council confirmed they have capped their contribution to the Camrose Performing Arts Centre at $1 million. The budget will be posted on the web site. If county ratepayers would like a copy of the CD featuring the 2012 detailed budget they can call Steve Gerlitz at 780-672-4446 or e-mail sgerlitz@


• In-Store Positions Full-time Seasonal Department. We offer an impressive array of merchandise unique to all four seasons. Help us merchandise, display and sell! Customer Service Sales Counter Associate. Never a dull moment. Stay busy helping our wide diversity of devoted clients. Full-time Paint Department. If you’ve got an eye for color and a sense for decorating with colour and flair, our paint department will right down your alley!

1256146 Alberta Ltd., o/a Tim Hortons 3601-48 Ave., Camrose, AB Full-time / shift work – no experience necessary $11.24 per hour plus benefits

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

•In Our Yard

Full-time Yard Worker / Load Builder. If you’re in good physical condition, ambitious, conscientious with time and customers’ needs, apply today. Full-time Delivery Driver / Yard Worker. If you’re someone who can handle some lifting, and can be dependable for us and our clients, apply today.

Benefits of working at Hauser Home Hardware Building Centre • an exciting retail work environment • competitive wages • opportunities for advancement • a clean, safe working environment

• opportunity to learn about the thousands of products Home carries • opportunity to help customers live better lives

Apply with resume… 6809-48 Avenue, Camrose Phone 780-672-8818 Fax 780-672-8809 Email

Full-time Employment Opportunity at Harley’s Liquor Store

ASSISTANT MANAGER Harley’s Liquor Store is seeking a mature, reliable and selfmotivated individual for the position of Assistant Manager. Individual will be responsible for running the day-to-day functions of a retail liquor store. Duties to include: computer inventory ordering and receiving, customer service, merchandising, displays, staff scheduling, etc. Successful applicants will demonstrate: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Strong computer skills Knowledge of accounting systems Business Diploma is an asset Experience in inventory ordering, shipping, receiving, stock controls Please forward your resumé, with references, to: Email: Fax: 780-672-2394 Deliver: 6520-48 Avenue, Camrose, AB

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

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

A Graphic Artist is required by

* Position is permanent full-time * 40 hour week * Extended health benefits Camrose Booster uses Mac computers with Adobe programs including InDesign to create eye-catching advertisements in a weekly publication plus a variety of promotional pieces including brochures and business stationery. Qualifications: * minimum Grade 12 * competency in typing * proficiency in the use of the English language including spelling, grammar and punctuation * creative design skills Remuneration: by the hour, payable monthly, commensurate with qualifications, Please apply to: Berdie Fowler, Editor Camrose Booster Ltd. 4925-48 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1L7 Email: stating qualifications, remuneration expectations, experience and earliest available date.

Sales Career

PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER Part-time Bookkeeper required immediately. Must have strong bookkeeping skills and knowledge of QuickBooks. Please submit resumé listing experience and references to: Email or fax: 780-672-6085.

Salesperson wanted to travel and manage a territory. Duties to include calling on agricultural and light industrial dealers with a home base in north central Alberta. Person should be knowledgeable in agricultural and industrial machinery, as well as service and parts. To apply, send your resumé to Advertiser 311 c/o The Camrose Booster 4924-48 Street Camrose, Alberta T4V 1L7

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Employment Opportunities at Full-Time Maintenance Manager

Full-time Restaurant Manager

Full-time Head Housekeeper

Position Summary This position oversees the maintenance of our 113 unit hotel, banquet facilities, common areas, food and beverage outlets, casino, and grounds. Key Accountabilities * Manage all aspects of maintenance for the resort including, but not limited to, tasks such as repairs to property (inside and out), general plumbing, drywall repair, painting, and coordinate services with trades * Manage all aspects of landscape operations for resort including, but not limited to, cutting the grass, picking weeds, trimming trees, and shoveling snow * Manage the ongoing maintenance of the resort facilities, accommodations and building systems in a proactive and preventative manner * Manage pool operations including, but not limited to, daily chemical testing, conducting minor repairs, cleaning and maintenance of pool and hot tub * Anticipate and manage health, safety and security issues on an ongoing basis * Work collaboratively with all members of the resort operations team to deliver quality product and services * Recruit, schedule and manage a maintenance staff of two plus yourself * Emergency on-call duty, work on evenings and weekends Skills and Qualifications: * 2-3 years of hands-on experience in a maintenance management position or similar role * Pool certification considered an asset not required. Will provide course if needed * Strong leadership skills * Well rounded, diverse handyman knowledge, skills and abilities “Jack of all Trades” * Strong verbal communication, interpersonal and problem solving abilities * Flexible to completing all tasks and willing to cross-train into other departments * Positive attitude, self-starter, team player and solutions oriented * Job task planning and organizational skills * Strong attention to detail Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: * Fast paced environment, must be able to work under pressure * Repetitive tasks * Physically demanding – standing for long periods of time, bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling and must be able to repetitively lift up to 50 pounds To Apply Please apply with resume and cover letter, stating salary expectations to: Dawn Anderson Camrose Resort Casino Fax: 780.679.0992 E-mail:

Position Summary The Camrose Resort Casino Restaurant will boast 90 seats. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch and Buffets. The restaurant provides guests with a contemporary casual dining concept. Key Accountabilities The Restaurant Manager will play a dual role serving as well as ensuring that the Front of House team members provide fantastic guest experiences. * Supervises, coordinates and directs the prompt, efficient and courteous serving of food and beverage in the restaurant with a focus on details * Recruit, train, manage, schedule, mentor, lead and develop up to 10 team members * Ensuring regular and effective communication takes place within the Department through individual and departmental communication meetings * Generate and promote teamwork and respectful workplace practices between the kitchen and service team * Ensuring the consistent cleanliness and maintenance of equipment and overall work environment as well as the proper inventory of necessary resources * Exhibits an entrepreneurial attitude towards the restaurant’s operation * Monitoring and continued development of food and beverage controls * Ongoing control and enhancement of quality standards and guest service * Actively participate in ongoing learning opportunities and enhancing their skills, abilities and professionalism for personal growth. Skills and Qualifications * Min. 1 year of experience as a leader in a high volume restaurant/dining room operation * Must have sincere desire to exceed guest expectations * The ability to work well under pressure * Must be a team player and demonstrate organizational skills * Experience with decision making and problem solving * Demonstrated ability to manage productivity and expenses * Has a flair for revenue generation and marketing skills * Familiar with POS systems * Possesses exceptional interpersonal skills and communication abilities * The proven ability to delegate and follow up with projects and tasks Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: * Fast paced environment, must be able to work under pressure * Repetitive tasks * Physically demanding – standing for long periods of time, bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling and must be able to repetitively lift up to 15 pounds To Apply Please apply with resume and cover letter, stating salary expectations to: Dawn Anderson Camrose Resort Casino Fax: 780.679.0992 Email:

Position Summary The Head of Hotel Housekeeping will be responsible for the supervision and control of cleaning and servicing for all guest rooms, food and beverage outlets, meeting facilities, casino, and public areas in the hotel. The job duties listed here are critical in the effective management of the hotel, as cleanliness is of the highest priority in the hospitality industry. The effective management of housekeeping employees will be paramount to the success of this position. Key Accountabilities * Ensure that all guest rooms and public areas are serviced and cleaned daily * Ensure that meeting rooms are cleaned as soon as they have been used to ensure a fast turnaround * Ensure an adequate supply of clean linen in a good state of repair * Ensure that rooms are checked regularly for repairs and refurbishing, and that appropriate maintenance is completed * Ensure that staff are coached and trained to perform their duties effectively * Ensure effective scheduling * Ensure that adequate supplies of cleaning materials are available * Ensure that staff rooms are kept clean and in a good state of repair * Ensure that regular fire and evacuation drills are held * Ensure effective communications through attending meetings and imparting information at regularly held staff meetings with assistant housekeepers Skills and Qualifications: * Minimum 3 years of housekeeping related work experience required * Minimum 2 years in a supervisory role required * Good problem solving skills and ability to develop conceptual alternatives * Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing * Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels, both inside and outside the organization * Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment * Ability to follow through and complete overlapping projects * High level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning, and discretion Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: * Fast paced environment, must be able to work under pressure * Repetitive tasks * Physically demanding – standing for long periods of time, bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling and must be able to repetitively lift up to 20 pounds To Apply Please apply with resume and cover letter, stating salary expectations to: Dawn Anderson Camrose Resort Casino Fax: 780.679.0992 Email:

Selmac Sales (2007) Ltd. has just expanded to a three-store Massey Ferguson and Challenger dealership. We pride ourselves on having great people and creating a positive, rewarding workplace environment for everyone. Our LOUGHEED location is currently accepting resumes for the position of:

Part-time Employment Opportunity at Harley’s Liquor Store – Weekdays, Evenings and Weekends –

Richardson graduates

SALES CLERKS Duties: Cashier, customer service, inventory and more. Salary will be based on experience. Successful applicants must be self-motivated, a team player, with a friendly, outgoing personality and be neat in appearance. Please forward your resumé, with references, to: Email: Fax: 780-672-2394 Deliver: 6520-48 Avenue, Camrose, AB

Full-time Accounting/Bookkeeper We are looking for someone who: • is able to work independently • is able to work under deadlines • is able to work positively in a team atmosphere We will give preference to individuals with: • Proficiency in Windows Office • Those who have a certificate/diploma in accounting, complete cycle of bookkeeping and/or equivalent years of experience • Knowledgeable in monthly and year-end financial statements • Knowledgeable in accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledgers • Must be able to reconcile statements • Experience in balancing inventory accounts, whole goods and parts accounts • Experience in agriculture dealership sales would be an asset We would like to offer you: • An exemplary health and dental benefits package • A competitive wage Join our TEAM and work in an environment that is both rewarding and positive Please forward resume to: Arnold Van Vliet Fax 780-386-2469 or email

Experience the CAMROSE Servicing Dealer 1-800-639-8057 Difference!

STONY PLAIN 1-800-290-5489

LOUGHEED 1-800-773-9757

LABORERS General Laborers wanted immediately. Must have clean valid driver’s license. Starting wage $14.50/hr. Drop off resumes at Zetsen Master Builders Inc. at 4205-38 Street, Camrose or fax to 780-672-1001

Carley Richardson, daughter of Danny and Jayne Richardson, of Camrose, graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with distinction. Carley is working for Cameron International in Edmonton.

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Full-time Live In Caregiver required for elderly woman 44 hours per week Room and board in Camrose area Call Padget 780-439-2582 and leave message

DENTAL ASSISTANT We are looking to hire a full-time permanent Registered Dental Assistant in our Camrose Dental Office. If you are a hard worker, good team player, and enjoy working in a fun office atmosphere, please contact us at

Report from the Legislature Verlyn Olson, Attorney General, Minister of Justice, and MLA, Wetaskiwin-Camrose Alberta's fiscal outlook

The province's second quarter fiscal update shows that Alberta is still in good shape compared to other jurisdictions, but that challenges do exist. On the positive side, Alberta's economy is forecast to grow 3.5 per cent this year. The unemployment rate continues to fall. We continue to add jobs. Our gross domestic product per capita is higher than any other province. And Albertans enjoy the lowest overall tax burden in all of Canada. I don't think it is a stretch to say that there are few places as good as Alberta to ride out the current global economic crisis. This echoes what is said by private sector forecasters who continue to say positive things about our province. But dark clouds have gathered over the global economy. And Alberta is not immune to these effects. The result is Alberta's fiscal outlook is not quite as optimistic as it was at first quarter. Some is due to events out of our control – like unprecedented market volatility and uncertainly around the world, as well as disasters here at home like the one we saw in Slave Lake. And some of this is because of decisions we have made – like continuing to spend in areas you have told us are priorities like health and education. Here are a few highlights from the 2011-12 Second Quarter Fiscal Update, released Nov. 21: revenue is forecast at $36.8 billion, up $1.2 billion from budget. The increase is mainly due to record revenue from land lease sales and increased revenue from corporate taxes; expense is forecast at $39.9 billion, an increase of $860 million from budget. Of this, $586 million is for disasters and emergencies like the one in Slave Lake ($158 million) as well as for forest fires, floods, and pine beetles – the increased expense also reflects fulfilling Premier Redford's commitment to reduce class sizes; the deficit is forecast at $3.1 billion, a decrease of $341 million from budget; the Heritage Fund's fair value at September 30 was $14.7 billion; and the Sustainability Fund, government's short term savings account, is forecast to be $8.1 billion at the end of the fiscal year.

New portal allows easy extraction of oil sands data

A new, one-stop web portal makes it easy to find detailed information on the environmental performance of Alberta's oil sands facilities. Searchable data highlighting such things as facilityspecific water use, greenhouse gas emissions, tailings pond size and land disturbance and reclamation is part of Alberta's ongoing work to make oil sands information more open and transparent. While oil sands data and information has always been publicly available, it has often been difficult to find and timeconsuming to access. The portal is the culmination of three years work to compile data and information from a variety of sources. In addition to facility data, the Oil Sands Information Portal includes an interactive map with real-time regional air quality information and river flow data. It also provides a downloadable data library with easy access to environmental impact assessments, water approvals and licenses, and compliance reporting. By consolidating environmental data from a variety of sources into one interactive portal, Albertans are better able to access information without having to search multiple sources or make formal information requests. An integrated data portal supports the Government of Alberta's move towards cumulative effects management. In the Legislature

Bill 26, Traffic Safety (Impaired Driving) Amendment Act, 2011. Debate on Bill 26, the Traffic Safety (Impaired Driving) Amendment Act, 2011 continued for a second week in the Legislature. Albertans have told us we need to do everything we can to prevent impaired driving. Our goal is to make sure our roads are as safe as they can be for all of us who travel them each day – parents coming home from work, kids riding the bus to school, and all Albertans going about their daily lives. Alberta’s approach to drinking and driving has many components such as education, enforcement and long-term monitoring. Implementing administrative penalties such as licence suspensions is one part of that overall strategy. Increasing license suspensions, making them progressive and tracking repeat offenders will help law enforcement

focus on people who choose to put themselves and others at risk. As a recap, here are the proposed sanctions for drivers over .08 blood alcohol content (BAC): first offence – three-day vehicle seizure, licence suspension until court case is resolved and one year on the ignition interlock program; second offence – seven-day vehicle seizure, licence suspension until court case is resolved and three years on the ignition interlock program; and third offence – seven-day vehicle seizure, licence suspension until court case is resolved and five years on the ignition interlock program. While repeat offenders and serious offenders will receive the strongest sanctions, questions have been raised about proposed increases to the existing sanctions for drivers in the .05 to .08 range. Right now, anyone in that range is subject to a 24-hour licence suspension. The new Bill proposes a three-day license suspension and a three-day vehicle seizure for a first-time offence, with sanctions increasing for repeat offences. In addition to almost all Canadian jurisdictions, Alberta has already been using the .05 BAC guideline for many years. During legislative debate, a number of scientific studies were also quoted, detailing the loss of vision, reaction times, braking times, attention and focus that result when blood alcohol content rises over .05. Government has also worked to clarify questions from the Restaurant and Foodservices Association regarding potential lost revenues. We want to assure Albertans that this legislation is not intended to discourage responsible social drinking such as having a glass of wine over the course of a dinner. The Association was one of five hospitality industry stakeholders consulted prior to introduction of the legislation. Hospitality and beverage stakeholders expressed interest in working together to educate consumers and promote the practice of planning ahead. Drinking and driving is a complex social issue, and we know Albertans want to be part of the solution. For more information on Bill 26, go to the Alberta Transportation website at: www. Season’s greetings from all of us!


CAREERS WITH A FUTURE Wild Rose Co-op is now accepting applications for the following positions:

YARD PERSON for Lumber Yard in Sedgewick Qualifications – general maintenance, forklift operation, load and deliver lumber.

YARD PERSON for Agro Operations in Sedgewick Qualifications – general maintenance, forklift operation, fertilizer loading and blending, mechanical abilities a must, Class 3 license an asset or will train. Contact Dan Branden 780-384-8475 or email The Co-operative wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Brewmaster Do you have a passion for beer – the science of brewing it, the flavor, the history? Here’s an opportunity for you to indulge your passion. A Brewmaster is needed at the Tap Room Bar & Brewery. This isn’t a full-time job, but it requires someone to ensure quality beer is created and enjoyed. If you have some experience brewing beer, or if you’re an afficionado with a strong willingness to learn the craft of brewing beer, we want to hear from you. Tell us in your own words why you’re a good candidate for this job. Apply in confidence to:

6505-48 Avenue, Camrose

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

GENERAL LABOURERS We are looking for reliable, dependable, physically fit individuals who are willing to work as part of a team. This position is ideally suited for anyone looking for a stable, positive work environment. Individuals must be willing and able to work shift work, and nights. We offer competitive wages, RRSP and benefit package. Please submit your resume to: BPPC Ltd. 5233-39 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 4R5 Fax: 1-877-208-9942 Email:

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City Watch

The latest News, Notices and Information from The City of Camrose 780-672-4426

2011-2012 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Dec. 23, 2011 Dec. 26-27, 2011 Dec. 28-29, 2011

Office hours for City Hall, Engineering Services “Mirror Lake Centre”, Community Services Office, Public Works and Fire Hall Open ’til noon Dec. 30, 2011 Open ’til noon Closed Jan 2, 2012 Closed Open regular hours Jan. 3, 2012 Open regular hours

For more info, contact City Hall at 780-672-4426. Public Works After Hours Emergency contact 780-672-4444. Dec. 24, 2011 Dec. 25-26, 2011 Dec. 27-30, 2011

Camrose Regional Sanitary Landfill Open ’til noon Dec. 31, 2011 Closed Open regular hours Jan. 2, 2012


CAMROSE COUNTY 3755-43 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 3S8 Phone 780-672-4446 Fax 780-672-1008 Public Works. . . . . . . 780-672-4449 Website Email


Open ’til noon Open regular hours

For more information, contact Maplethorpe Contractors Ltd. at 780-352-2625. Dec. 24, 2011 Dec. 25-26, 2011 Dec. 27-30, 2011

Centra Cam Recycling Depot Open ’til noon Dec. 31, 2011 Closed Open regular hours Jan. 2, 2012

Open ’til noon Open regular hours

For more information, contact Centra Cam Recycle Depot at 780-679-4196. Residential Waste/Organics Collection Collection schedule remains the same; please put your waste and organics to your curbside as usual. For more information, contact BFI Canada Inc. at 780-679-0409.

CAMROSE POLICE SERVICE An equal opportunity employer The Camrose Police Service is seeking new recruits and experienced officers for a career in law enforcement as:


The Camrose Police Service is seeking individuals who want to be positively involved in their community, and who are willing to take on a challenging yet rewarding career. Successful applicants must possess high ethical standards, strong leadership skills, good interpersonal skills, and solid verbal and written communication skills. As a member of the Police Service, you will be responsible for the protection of life and property, prevention and detection of crime, apprehension of offenders, and partnering with our citizens to enhance the safety and well-being of the community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen or legal permanent resident with a grade 12 diploma by Alberta standards, OR equivalent. Minimum hiring criteria include possessing a valid operator’s license with no more than five demerits, no criminal record, and capable of passing minimum vision and hearing standards. Further employment information can be accessed by phoning 780-672-8300 or by visiting our website at An application package is available on our website. Closing date for applications is Feb 17, 2012. Please forward your application to: Chief of Police, Camrose Police Service 6220-48 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0K6 Attention: Recruiting


Residential Lots FOR SALE Camrose Premier Residential Subdivision

Ray Telford

CALL OR WRITE US 780-678-3025 • Economic Development

REMINDER Beginning January 1, 2012, residents will be limited to three cans / bags of garbage per pick-up. For more information on waste management in Camrose visit or call 780-672-4428.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of EVA SHEA OLESEN, who died on October 12, 2011. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by January 20, 2012, and provide details of your claim with JAMES H. ANDREASSEN at Andreassen Borth, Barristers & Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

Changes to tax bill By Dan Jensen

City of Camrose tax notices are about to take on a different look. Camrose City council approved a motion at its Dec. 13 meeting to present the 2013 Camrose and Area Lodge Authority tax requisition completely independent of the municipal mill rate and tax levy. Until now the City of Camrose has included in its operating budget the Camrose and Area Lodge Authority requisition to cover the deficits for the previous year of the Rosealta and Stoney Creek Lodges in Camrose and the Valley Lodge in Bashaw. That requisition is then included in the City operating budget. In contrast, the education requisition, which is received and shown on tax notices as a separate entity. Councillor Brandon Blatz told council that because lodge authority requisition is an external and statutory and is something the City of Camrose must pay, it should not be included in the operational budget. He also noted that the City of Camrose is the only City in the province that does not have a senior lodge accommodation tax rate on the tax notices that go out each spring. "Common practice among cities in the province of Alberta is to separate lodge requisitions from their respective operating budgets to raise the revenue requisitioned by their local management bodies through an additional line on property tax notices labelled Seniors' Lodge Accommodation Tax Rate." Lodge authority taxes across the province for homes assessed at $400,000 range from a high of $116 in Fort Saskatchewan to a low of $7.40 in Red Deer. Blatz said the requisition that is made by the Camrose and Area Lodge authority is fairly significant and that City operating budgets would more accurately reflect true municipal operations if the fluctuating lodge deficits and requisitions over which council has no ultimate control were no longer a factor in the said budgets. Councillors Daryl Shillington and Max Lindstrand agreed that presenting the requisition separate from the operating deficit would be the best way to move ahead. "Councils of past years have talked about this suggestion and it is just becoming more and more apparent that the public needs to know what the requisition costs the City," said Shillington. Councillor John Howard said the move would increase transparency. "The education tax is clearly presented (to residents) and this is clearly not." Howard added that the lodge requisition is a major hit to the ratepayer. "If the requisition was presented separately even in the budget we have before us, the tax levy of 3.96 per cent goes down to 2.19 per cent." The City of Camrose is one of three municipalities that are part of the Camrose and Area Lodge Authority, along with Camrose County and the Town of Bashaw. They are made liable to an annual statutory requisition from the Camrose and Area Lodge Authority by an Order in Executive Council.

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We’re sending best wishes to our good friends and customers for a bright and happy holiday. We thank you for your patronage and we hope to serve you in 2012. Enjoy all the pleasures of the season!

From our family to yours, go our very best wishes for a holiday trimmed with lots of love, laughter and delight.

Happy Holidays to all!

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The Norsemen Inn Management Team: (left to right) Geri, Sean, Chris and Gina

Merry Christmas, Everyone! Drawing by Wyatt

Meals on Wheels delivers the goods Many thanks for your continued loyal patronage

Phone 780-608-1440 Camrose Residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning

May you enjoy the blessings of the season with the ones you love, and may the New Year bring you much happiness, success and good fortune. We really appreciate your visits and look forward to serving you again, soon.

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4149-39 Street, Camrose, AB

Christmas baking goodies made by Meals on Wheels board members and volunteers and placemats made by the Battle River Quilters' Guild were packed up last Thursday for delivery to Meals on Wheels clients. Pictured are: (left to right) Velma Babiuk and Bernice Olufson, Meals on Wheels board; Kathleen Rollo from the Battle River Quilters' Guild and her grandson, Mats Kaack; Judy Hoehn, Battle River Quilters' Guild; Marie Gallant, Meals on Wheels board; Marilyn Murray, Battle River Quilters' Guild; Eileen Brown, Meals on Wheels volunteer driver; Jeff Knopf and Matilda Fleck, Meals on Wheels board; Joan Lee, Jan Glasspell, Tracey Yackimec and Renee Benoit, Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers. By Dan Jensen

Camrose Meals on Wheels recipients received an extra special Christmas treat last Thursday. In a tradition that has been going on the last 39 years, Meals on Wheels board members and volunteer drivers delivered individual boxes filled with donated holiday baking, sweets, and oranges. They also delivered a generous number of placemats that had been made by the members of the Battle River Quilters' Guild.

The boxes and the gift mats were well received. "The clients we have tend not to do their own baking so they are able to serve what they receive from the volunteers to their company of family," said Meals on Wheels board chair Marie Gallant. "The delivery is separate from the normally supplied meals." Along with the gifts clients received an extra visit from those who made the deliveries.

"The drivers are able to spend a little extra time with them because they are not delivering hot meals," said Gallant. The boxes were handed out as a free extra and not put on the clients' bills. "The board members and people from the community who donate the items and the drivers who deliver the boxes do it simply because they want to," said Gallant. "It's just something nice to do at Christmas."

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Cliff Denham celebrates thirty years as owner of Lamb Ford Sales By Dan Jensen

If experience counts when it comes to selling cars and trucks then Cliff Denham has it in spades. Cliff recently celebrated his thirtieth year as owner of Lamb Ford Sales on Highway 13 East, Camrose., Cliff and his brother, John, purchased the Camrose dealership from Bill Lamb in 1981. "I was a corporate pilot for Suncor when John mentioned to me that the dealership was up for sale," said Cliff. "I definitely was interested but at the time I didn't have any dealership experience, so we made a deal with Bill in which we would purchase his interest over a fiveyear period, during which time he would remain as dealer principal and I would be the assistant general manager. "Once Bill left I became the general manager and the dealer principal." In 1997 Cliff purchased the Rosalind Mercury dealership from Chuck Williamson. The dealership was amalgamated into Lamb Ford a few years later. Along with Lamb Ford Sales, Cliff is part owner of Tee Pee Trade Centre and car and truck dealerships in Pincher Creek, Cranbrook, and Fort Saskatchewan. Lamb Ford Sales started with 20 employees, a number that has grown to over 50 employees today. Like father like son

Currently, Cliff's son, Brett, is Lamb Ford Sales' assistant general manager. "It is every father's dream to have his son follow in his footsteps when he builds a business like this," said Cliff. "Obviously my goal, and his as well, is that he will eventually become the dealer principal." Brett knew he wanted to get involved in the car business when he was just ten years of age. "I always hung around here after school," he said. "It is something I always wanted to do." After graduating from high school, Brett moved to Barrie, Ontario, where he took a course in automotive marketing, and, along with a few other students, set up what was the largest outdoor auto show in North America. He then returned west where he worked at a family dealership in Innisfail for three years. "We prefer that the son not work at his father's dealership right away," said Cliff. Customer service the key

The fact customers keep returning to Lamb Ford to buy their vehicles and have them serviced speaks great volumes of Cliff's focus on treating everyone the way he would like to be treated. "He really believes the best way to achieve success in a business is to take good care of your customers," said Pat Quinlan, who joined the dealership nine years ago and is now the assistant general manager. "It's his theory that if you look after the customer everything else will look after itself." Cliff also believes in taking good care of the community. Over the past few years he has donated a truck to Habitat for Humanity and been a regular supporter of Camrose Minors Sports, STARS, the Camrose Kodiaks, Battle River Community Foundation, 4-H and many curling bonspiels. "We do extremely well in the community and we don't mind giving back to it," said Cliff. Full-service

Lamb Ford Sales is the only full-service dealership

Brett and Cliff Denham

President's Award Lamb Ford Sales has been a multiple-time recipient of the Ford Motor Company's President's Award, which honours dealerships that have excelled in automotive retailing by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction. "This award demonstrates the commitment of our entire staff to delivering the best customer experience," said Lamb Ford Sales owner Cliff Denham. "I am very proud to receive this recognition, especially since it comes from the people we value the most – our customers. They're the reason we are able to achieve this award." in Camrose, offering everything from sales, service and parts to collision repair. Quick Lane – the dealership's newest addition – provides timely, quality service consisting of oil and filter changes, brake service, wheel alignment, shock/struts, maintenance, tire rotation and tire sales. All aspects of work completed or needed are com-

municated to the customer in the form of a report card for peace of mind driving. "It seems people no longer have time to make an appointment or wait while their vehicle is being serviced," said Cliff. "With the Quick Lane system we are able to look after them on the spot." The sales department is second to none in the industry, while the AMA accredited service department excels in providing peace of mind. The collision centre provides outstanding workmanship and service in keeping with quality that is seen everywhere else. Cliff considers himself fortunate to be surrounded by quality people, some of whom have been at the dealership as long as he has. "It is not the brick and mortar that make the dealership successful, it is the people," he said. "We have very good personnel in all areas. The team we have assembled is very hard to beat. No bad years

In spite of struggles with interest rates that reached a high of 22 per cent in the mid 1980s, Cliff has never regretted his decision to become a Ford dealer. "I tell people we have had good years and great years, but never a bad year," he said. "In my time we have always been one of the top Ford dealerships in Alberta." Looking ahead

With the reputation he has built for quality products, quality service and integrity, Cliff can see Lamb Ford being around for many more years to come. "Camrose is starting to become a major trading area for the entire province and the city of Camrose is growing at a fast rate," he said. "It has been great over the past 30 years for my wife Brenda and I to raise our three children and we expect it will be a great place for them to raise their families and do business for the next 30 years as well."

Christmas.. .

Hope It’s Uplifting!

May your spirits be lifted at this special time of year, and may you enjoy much good fortune in the year ahead.

Thank you for your continued support.



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Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ±, ‡, †, § The Best Present Ever Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after December 1, 2011. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Journey SE Canada Value Package (22F+CLE) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2011/2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ±The $500 Holiday Bonus Cash offer includes applicable taxes and is available on the retail purchase/lease of the following eligible vehicles between December 1, 2011 and January 3, 2012 at participating dealers: any new 2011/2012 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT model excluding only the following; Chrysler 200 LX, Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/SE Plus (22F & 22G), Grand Caravan Canada Value Package, Grand Caravan Cargo Van (C/V), Avenger SE/Canada Value Package, Caliber SE, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Wrangler Sport, Compass Sport 4x2 & 4x4 (base 24D, 25D, 26D & 2BD), Patriot Sport 4x2 & 4x4 (base 24D, 25D, 26D, 2BD & 28D), Ram Cargo Van (C/V), 1500 Reg Cab 4x2 & 4x4, and Cab & Chassis 4x2 & 4x4 models. $500 Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated purchase price after taxes or may be used, at customer’s option, to reduce their first monthly payment or towards the purchase of Mopar accessories or service packages. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package with a Purchase Price of $19,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $117 with a cost of borrowing of $4,338 and a total obligation of $24,336. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. †1.99% purchase financing for up to 36 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Journey SXT models to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Financing Services and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Dodge Journey SXT with a Purchase Price of $25,720 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 1.99% over 36 months with $0 down payment equals 36 monthly payments of $736.57 with a cost of borrowing of $796.52 and a total obligation $26,516.52. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. §2012 Dodge Journey SXT shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $25,395. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ^Based on January through August 2011 R. L. Polk sales total registrations. ¤Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. 2012 Dodge Journey SE – Hwy: 7.5L/100 KM and City: 10.8L/100 KM. ®SIRIUS and the dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

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City agrees to sponsor US junior team while in Camrose By Dan Jensen

The City of Camrose will be helping to host the United States' Junior team in the days leading to the World Junior Hockey Championships. City council approved at its Dec. 12 meeting a sponsorship grant in the amount of $2,500 to the Camrose Sport Development Society for costs incurred in hosting the junior team from December 16 to 24. Funding will be provided from the Community Assistance Fund. Team USA will be staying at

a local hotel and conducting twice a day practices at the Edgeworth Centre. The team will also be playing an exhibition game against Team Switzerland at Edgeworth Centre Dec. 21. "With 186,000 people subscribing for tickets for the World Junior tournament and less than 20,000 receiving them, hosting an exhibition game in Camrose will (also) allow the people from our area a chance to see some of the high quality hockey that everyone is scrambling for," said a letter to council from Camrose Sport

Development Society's Kevin Gurr. "Ticket sales have been steady and we are anticipating a successful event." The total cost of hosting the exhibition game, practice time and team support will be approximately $38,000. Councillor Max Lindstrand questioned how necessary the sponsorship really is in view of the fact that the Camrose Sport Development Society made a large contribution not long ago to the Battle River Community Foundation.

"I don't know if it just gets to be a habit and we support every international event that comes along or if it is actually necessary." Councillor Galenza said the sponsorship is an opportunity for the City of Camrose to put forth its name and logo. "I think that this is one way that we can show that we are interested in partnering. "It says that we are proud to be part of this international event, similar to the Bull Congress and similar to many other things that have happened." Galenza added that the Sport

Development Society is taking a risk in assuming costs for the event and trying to sell tickets. The City of Camrose sponsorship will be recognized with advertising on the new big screen in the arena, as well as in program advertising and mentions during the course of the exhibition contest. The goal of the Camrose Sport Development Society is to not only provide a great venue for top junior teams to showcase their skills but to show off some of the great hospitality for which Camrose is known.

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CMHC releases local fall rental market report By Dan Jensen

Private apartment vacancy rates in Camrose are holding steady Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Survey shows that 7.3 per cent of the city's 1,013 apartment units were vacant this past October, compared to 7.1 per cent in October, 2010. The vacancy rate for onebedroom apartment units was 9.4 per cent, up from 7.5 per cent in October, 2010, while threebedroom vacancy rates were up to 3.8 per cent, up from zero per cent in October, 2010.

The vacancy rate for two bedroom apartments dropped from 7.2 per cent to 6.7 per cent this past October. The average rental rate for private apartments was $762, up a dollar from the rate charged in October, 2010. The average rate for onebedroom units was $641, while the average rate for two-bedroom and three-bedroom units was $813 and $833 respectively. The average rate for onebedroom units in October, 2010, was $652, compared to $809 for two-bedroom units and $873 for three-bedroom units.

The total number of apartment units in Camrose in October stood at 1,013, up from 999 in October, 2010. The number of two-bedroom apartment units totalled 673, up from 666 in October, 2010, while the number of three-bedroom apartment units totalled 311, up from 305 in October, 2010. The number of three-bedroom units was the same in October as it was in October, 2010, at 22. The vacancy rate in Camrose was the same as it was in Brooks, but higher than it was in Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore, Cold Lake,

Grande Prairie, High River, Lacombe, Lethbridge, Okotoks, Red Deer, Strathmore, Sylvan Lake and Wetaskiwin. The only communities with vacancy rates higher than the one in Camrose were Medicine Hat and Wood Buffalo, each of which came in at 9.4 per cent. Canmore and Okotoks both reported vacancy rates for October of zero. Wood Buffalo had the highest average rental rate at $1,949, with Cold Lake being next at $1,041. The average rental rates in Edmonton and Calgary were

$934 and $978 respectively. The average apartment vacancy rates in Calgary and Edmonton declined to 1.9 per cent and 3.3 per cent respectively. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation conducts its Rental Market Survey every year in April and October to estimate the relative strengths in the rental market. The survey targets only privately initiated structures with at least three rental units, which have been on the market at least three months.

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Kodiaks' alumni fill college level teams By Murray Green

Over 300 Alberta Junior Hockey League alumni are competing at college and university this season. The Camrose Kodiaks lead the league with 26 players moving on to a higher level of hockey. In total, 163 AJHL alumni are participating on NCAA Division I and Division III teams. Sixty-four alumni are competing in the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport), 63 within the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association (ACAC), and 14 in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) and American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). The University of Alaska-

Anchorage has the most AJHL alumni in the NCAA with 11. The University of Lethbridge leads the CIS also with 11 AJHL alumni. NAIT has 20 AJHL alumni, the most of all ACAC teams this season. The Camrose Kodiaks have the most active alumni as 26 former Kodiak players are currently competing at the post-secondary level. The list includes: Nolan Kaiser, Alaska; Ben Gallacher, Ohio State; Kris Moore, Western Michigan; Karl Stollery, Merrimack; Clayton Jardine, Merrimack; Jesse Todd, Merrimack; Eric Kroshus, Harvard; Colin Dueck, Yale; Shawn Ostrow, Denver; Alex MacLeod, Michigan

Tech; Andrew MacWilliam, North Dakota; Luke Challier, Manhattanville; Tanner Dion, Wisconsin Superior; Cole Wilson, University of BC; Wyatt Hamilton, University of BC; Matt Wray, University of BC; Tyler Skauge, University of Lethbridge; Jacob Johnston, Dalhousie; Brad McConnell, Dalhousie; Brett Robertson, St. Francis Xavier; Kenny Bradley, Augustana; Jeremy Beirnes, Augustana; Andre Herman, Concordia; Tyler Jewitt, Mount Royal and Dalyn Flette, Mount Royal. Former Camrose Kodiaks are also currently in the NHL, the American Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League, or are playing in Europe.

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Outdoor Club counts birds By Murray Green

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Volunteers are needed to count birds in Camrose. The Wildrose Outdoor Club will be conducting their 12th annual bird counting event on Saturday, Dec. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. "If you are interested in birds, but weak on identification, no worries," said Barbara Frank of the club. "This is your chance to learn from others, meet ‘birds of a feather’ and contribute to bird science, all at once." Inexperienced participants are matched with experienced observers to share knowledge, ensure survey accuracy, and relieve identification concerns. Following a brief organizational session, small groups fan out to nearby survey areas to record the variety and abundance of birds over a two- to three-hour period. "Less mobile volunteers have the option to participate instead as ‘feeder-watchers,’ provided they follow established protocols. People are asked to pre-register." To pre-register or for more information about the Camrose Christmas Bird Count contact Barb Frank at 780-672-1312. They will be meeting at the Camrose Railway Station Tea House at 8:30 a.m. All participants are welcome to return for a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. and to summarize all sightings. The event is expected to conclude by 1 p.m. The local information will be combined with similar information collected across North America to provide a ‘snapshot’ of the status of local through continental bird populations and their conservation needs (Bird Studies Canada).

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The University of Alberta - Augustana Campus would like to thank all Camrose and area residents and businesses for the support you have given us this year. :e look forward to continuing to work together with you for the beneÀt of our students and our community in 2012 and beyond.

In lieu of cards and gifts this year, our office will be making a donation to charity.

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Junior Lifeguards put in strong showing Jeff Vastenhout, Camrose Tsunamis JLC Head Coach

The Camrose Tsunami Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) made a recent trip to Spruce Grove to compete at the Tri-Leisure Multiplex Rec. Centre. This Lifesaving Society sanctioned event was the largest of the year thus far, with 12 teams and 215 athletes competing in the day’s events. The Camrose Tsunamis sent five competitors to this event, competing in a total of 20 events, accumulating 278 team points. The male swimmers, made up of 13-year-old Alex Litwin and 12-

year-old Carter Rolston, tallied a remarkable 114 points between them, with Rolston leading the way with 66 points in the wake of three third place finishes and a second place finish. Litwin kicked out 48 points for the Camrose team. The female section of the team (Savannah Wickins 11, Ashley White 11 and Lauren Matiushyk 14) added on 174 points amongst them. Winkins, a returning swimmer from two previous seasons, swam outstandingly mustering up a pair of firsts, a second and a fourth place finish for a total of 72 points. Nipping close at her heels was new-

comer Ashley White, who shaved time off each of her swims, resulting in a first place, a second place and a fourth place finish. The “senior” swimmer on the team, at a ripe age of 14, Lauren Matiushyk held her own amongst the waves, finishing in the top ten in all of her events. Overall, the Tsunamis showed marked improvements at this event, setting 17 personal best swims and shaving off over 40 seconds from their old bests. The Tsunamis continue to make great strides in the pool and the parents and coaching staff are extremely excited for the upcoming competitions.

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On this holy occasion, we’d like to join you and yours in giving thanks for the many blessings we share including friendship. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas is the time we’re near To those we love and hold so dear. For laughter, tears, hugs and kisses, Year after year, it never misses. And so, our friends, we wish for you, And everyone in your family, too, A magical holiday filled with mirth, As we celebrate His wondrous birth.

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The creature on the Th h left is – no doubt about it – a real live penguin. The creature on the right – striking similarity to City of Camrose councillor John Howard. In fact, it is him! John’s adventurous spirit took him to where virtualy no man desires to go for a holiday – the Falkland Islands! The photo above was taken at Volunteer Point Penguin Colony. Our thanks and Merry Christmas to John and Nancy Howard, always faithful Booster readers, for the submission. Your $10.00 prize is in the mail. Do you enjoy reading The Camrose Booster? Show us with a picture! Drop off, mail or email a photo of you reading your Booster while vacationing. Be sure your travel destination can be identified by a sign or landmark. Or, have someone take your photo while you’re enjoying the home team paper in an unlikely situation. Each week one entry submitted will be published in The Camrose Booster. A $10.00 cash prize will be paid to you if your entry is published. A $50.00 grand prize will be awarded each January for the best entry submitted in the previous calendar year. Use your creativity and send us your entries!

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Thefts from motor vehicles are on the increase By Dan Jensen

Camrose Police Service has noticed a trend in property crime statistics for 2011. "Our statistics show that there have been more thefts from motor vehicle complaints this year as compared to previous years," said Const. Matthew Wilton. Within the city limits there were 164 thefts from motor vehicles from January 2011 to the end of October 2011. The thieves are targeting various types of motor vehicles and the occurrences have been all over the city

"Investigations have determined that offenders primarily target multiple unlocked vehicles at night," said Const. Wilton. The Camrose Police Service is teaming up with the Alberta Motor Association to inform the public about the increased risk of becoming the next target for these thieves. "As a large majority of the thefts have involved unlocked vehicles we want to remind all drivers to ensure that their vehicle doors are locked and the windows are rolled

up whenever their vehicles are left unattended," said Cst. Wilton. Police and AMA also recommend that residents remove any items of value from their vehicles. Items commonly stolen include: GPS units, change, wallets, purses, iPods/mp3 players, personal documents including insurance and registration, and keys. Police recommend that all valuable items be removed from your vehicle on a daily basis. "We would also like to specifically remind residents to remove

extra keys from their vehicles because the majority of vehicles that are stolen in Camrose have had keys “hidden” inside of them," said Const. Wilton. Residents can participate in AMA’s “All Valuables Removed” program by visiting the Camrose AMA or the Camrose Police Service, where they can pick up a placard that informs thieves that everything of value has been removed from inside their vehicle. "With the holiday upon us, shopping centres and parking lots

are prime target areas for thieves hoping to window shop in parked vehicles," said Const. Wilton. "Ensure items are placed out of sight in the trunk. If possible refrain from storing any holiday purchases inside your vehicle. "Vehicle thefts happen very fast, can be at anytime of the day, and can happen anywhere. That is why the best way to prevent yourself from being a victim is to properly secure your vehicle and remove all valuables."

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well-being. This soft scent stimulates creativity and self-confidence. Lavender is a traditional scent that brings about a feeling of peace and tranquility. Round-leaved wintergreen belongs to the noble family of fragrances that enhance affection and love, as well as one’s surroundings. White musk, the scent of seduction, attracts and awakens the senses while emitting a voluptuous and magical aroma. Soft and sensual, the fra-

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Make the right decision during the holidays Last year, in Alberta, 112 people were killed and 1,473 people were injured in alcohol related crashes. These needless tragedies seem even more devastating when they happen around the Christmas season. With the coming of the holidays there will be lots of opportunities for the average driver to attend a party or just enjoy a couple drinks of "Christmas Cheer." What we have to keep in mind is that impaired driving, whether by alcohol or drugs, imposes huge

costs on our society. The obvious costs are of course the deaths and injuries that it causes but there are many other "hidden" costs to this crime. Our families, the health care system, the legal system, insurance companies and the general public all pay the price for impaired drivers. The problem of impaired driving is so large that it is easy to get overwhelmed but the thing to remember is anything you do to help save lives makes a difference!

Here are a few tips to help ensure everyone's safety not just during the holidays but all year long. Review your own party plans and make arrangements for alternate transportation should they include the consumption of alcohol. Pre-book taxi service if it is available to you or arrange for a designated driver. Contrary to popular myth, impairment is not determined by the type of drink you consume but rather by the amount

of alcohol ingested over a specific period of time. There is a similar amount of alcohol in such standard drinks as a 12-ounce glass of beer, a 4-ounce glass of wine, and 1.25 ounces of 80-proof liquor. If you encounter a suspected impaired driver on the road, record the vehicle's license number and call 911 from anywhere in the province. Be prepared to tell the dispatcher the license number and the direction of trav-

el of the vehicle. Your diligence just may save someone's life! Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. For more information and tips on preventing impaired driving call the Regional Traffic Safety Consultant Becky Oxton at 780-554-7218 or your local RCMP. Visit HYPERLINK ""

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Happy Holidays

We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of you whose auctions we conducted in 2011 and our loyal auction crowd! WATCH FOR THESE UPCOMING 2012 AUCTIONS: • Saturday, April 14, 2012 Merril and Sylvia Glenn, Camrose

April 14


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• Thursday, April 19, 2012 Peter and Keith Van Someren, Millet Drawing by Brett Y. April 19

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• Saturday, June 2, 2012 – John and Toni Nielson, Bawlf • Saturday, June 9, 2012 – Doug and Linda Roth, Heisler

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Dylan Sales

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• Saturday, June 23, 2012 – Estate of Carl Thiessen, Edberg • Saturday, July 21, 2012 Bernie and Gladys von Tettenborn, Round Hill

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To all our friends and neighbours...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Sincere thanks to each and every one of you. We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. The children of Battle River School Division are on Christmas vacation until the morning of Wednesday, January 4, 2012. Please watch out for them to ensure we all have a safe and happy holiday season. Where quality and prices meet

5324-46 Street, Camrose Phone 780-672-2018

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Have a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012

Permolex is one of the largest users of all classes of wheat in Canada, processing approximately 150,000 metric tonnes per year. We source wheat from all areas of Alberta and into Western Saskatchewan to meet our plant’s demands. Wheat marketed to Permolex has the option to either be sold through the CWB or at spot non-board price. We thank all existing producers for their continued and future business and welcome all new producers.

Dave Shoemaker Toll Free: 877-447-4274 Cell: 403-556-0282 Fax: 403-556-2152 “Agriculturally Based, Relationship Driven”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Staff and Management

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Bjugstad, Zucker on Team USA

Lillian Jean Asel

By Dan Jensen

J.T. Miller, Nick Bjugstad and Jason Zucker will be lacing up the blades as members of the United States team that will be taking on Switzerland in World Junior Championship exhibition action at the Edgeworth Centre tomorrow night (Dec. 21). Miller is a six-foot two-inch centre for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. In 29 games this year he had 11 goals and 25 assists for a total of 30 points. Miller played the 2010-2011 and 2009-2010 seasons with the United States National Development team, recording eight goals and nineteen assists. The numbers were good enough to catch the eye of the New York Rangers, who chose him in the first round (fifteenth overall) of the 2011 NHL entry draft. Bjugstad is a six-foot-fiveinch 211 lb. forward who has 15 goals and 10 assists in 16 games with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers of the NCAA. Winner of the Frank Pond Rookie of the Year award in his freshman season, he was selected in the first round (19th overall) of the 2010 NHL entry draft by the Florida Panthers. Bjugstad represented the United States at the 2011 World Junior Championship, in which he scored two game winning goals, one of which was in overtime against the Finland. He also represented the United States at the 2008 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Priedvidza, Slovakia, and at the 2009 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia. Bjugstad played his high school hockey at Blaine and won the 2010 Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award, given to the state's most outstanding senior high school hockey player. His plans, in addition to hockey, are to major in business and marketing education. Zucker, who was selected 59th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2010 NHL entry draft, has 10 goals and 13 assists in just 16 games this year for the University of Denver. Last year he played 40 games for the Denver Pioneers men's hockey team, tallying 45 points on 23 goals and 22 assists. He finished second in WCHA goals with 20 and third in points with 36 in 28 league games. Zucker was a member of the USA team that won a bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York, the USA team that won the gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Regina, and the 2009 USA team that won the IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Fargo, North Dakota. He and his teammate, Jack Campbell, are the only U.S. players to earn three gold medals at IIHF events. The 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in Edmonton and Calgary starting Boxing Day. The championship will feature the top ten countries in junior hockey: Canada, Russia, Switzerland, Latvia, Slovakia, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Denmark and the United States.


Frederick “Bitz” Joseph O’Riordan Fredrick “Bitz” Joseph O’Riordan, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital at the age of 87. Fred was born on January 2, 1924 to Fred and Mary O’Riordan in Camrose, AB. Fred met Dorothy Lewis in Camrose. They were wed on June 11, 1955, and were blessed with six children. Fred is survived by his children Fred (Dominique) and their children Remy, Rhiannon, Shea and Cody; Mike; Kerry (Stu) and child Jessie; Debra (James) and their children Desiree, Derick, and Amanda; Bob (Anne); Tracey (Jim) and their children Kaleb, Taylor and Kristen; and three greatgrandchildren Trinity, Sawyer and Dawson. He is also survived by brothers Paul (Marion) and Jim (Bev); and sisters Anne McGuiness, Aileen O’Riordan and Marie McKinnon. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers Tom, Bob and Pat; and sister Rita. Fred started with a strong work ethic at a early age working with the Shermak Brothers hauling coal. When asked how much he wanted to be paid, he would respond two bits – hence his nickname Bitz by which many knew him. As time passed, he would inherit many other nicknames, for example, Candyman, Pops, Old Man, Papa Bitz, Grandpa Bitz, and some that us kids have never heard of. Bitz quickly gave nicknames to kids like Farmer or Tiger. Bitz was in the Camrose transportation industry all his life starting with the Shermack Brothers and working with his brother Bob. In 1940, Bitz and John Keen started a business called Camrose Transfer. In 1957, Bitz, his brother Tom and Vern Kruse founded Hi-Way 13 Transport. Vern sold out in 1960, and the brothers carried on together until Tom passed away in the 1990s. Hi-Way 13 is now being run by four of his children. The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Tilly Shillington for all her love, friendship, and support towards our father. A prayer vigil was held on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Don Stein as Celebrant. Interment followed in Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose. If friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to Camrose Centra Cam, or a charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit

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

In loving memory of

Crystal Schiele who passed away on December 21, 1998 We miss you dearly, love you always, and cherish your memories. Love Dad and Mom, brother Jason, Tanya, Matthew, Samuel, Kristopher and sister Lorraine

Alan Wilson Alan Wilson, of New Norway, Alberta, died early Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. Alan was born in Calgary, Alberta on March 29, 1934. When Alan was 14 months old, he and his sister Marie were adopted by Jessie and Gordon Wilson of Duhamel, who were delighted to finally become parents. Alan grew up working on the farm at Duhamel, sowing the seeds for his lifelong passion of his farm. As a young man, Alan considered pursuing a career as a pilot, and left the farm for a short time. However, when his father became terminally ill, Alan returned to take over the farm. He remained there until his death, steadfastly determined to carry on his farming operation, despite his failing health. Alan was actively involved in the purebred cattle business for many years, and took great pride in his purebred shorthorn herd. As a young man, he was present at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto when his steer took the top spot as Grand Champion. Alan will be remembered for his ardent determination and independence, his willingness to stand firmly with his beliefs, his resourcefulness, and his unfailing work ethic. He had very high expectations of others, but, ultimately, his highest expectations were of himself. Alan is survived by his sister Marie Knudsen; his friend and companion Lois Saby; his nephew Les Knudsen; and three nieces and their families Beth Branting, Kathryn and her husband Bryan Graff, and Jill Knudsen and her husband Mark Mendelson. He is also survived by Lois’ children and their families, who were a special part of his life. Many treasured relatives in the Ross and Wilson families also survive Alan. He was fiercely independent, but was deeply grateful for the many acts of kindness bestowed upon him in these last months by his neighbors and friends. A funeral service was held on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Camrose United Church with Rev. Alan Richards officiating. Memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of one’s choice To send condolences please visit

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

Memorial Poems Now available for publication in The Camrose Booster. Ask for our 24-page booklet of poetry. Words of comfort to remember someone special.

Jean was born on May 6, 1931 in Codette, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully on Monday December 12, 2011 with her family by her side. Jean will be forever remembered by her mother Edith Schiiler; sister Doris (Jack) Mooney; her children Donna (Robert) Barnes, Karen (Wade) Kroetsch, Doug (Doris) Asel, and Sandra (Mark) Kostick; 12 grandchildren Lisa (Sebastian), Lori (Travis), Diana, Jennifer (Chad), Marita, Debra, Kurtis, Amanda (Jason), Jessie-Rae, Greg, Darian, and Stephanie; and eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Donald; her father Clifford Schiiler; and two sisters Phyllis Hardwick and Carol Mansell. Jean was raised on the homestead near Carrot River, Saskatchewan and had an adventuresome spirit. This started at the tender age of seven when she went to live with her Granny in Codette to attend Grade One. She again lived away for high school and worked cleaning house for room and board. She graduated from Nursing School at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and started her first job in Cereal, Alberta where she met the love of her life, Donald. Donald worked in the oilfield, so there were many moves, always met with that same sense of adventure. Jean carried this through to her late 70s as she achieved a dream of doing missionary work when she went to Mexico. Here she climbed over 100 steps to reach the top of a Mexican ruin. The following year, while on a retreat with her women’s group, she tried the zip line and finished successfully with an encore of cheers from her friends. Jean was selfless in giving of herself for her family, her friends, her church family, her voluntary commitments, and always had a sense for helping those in need. She stated that everybody is somebody and everybody is worth something. She truly believed that love makes the world go round, and lived her life that way. A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Century Meadows Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Morris officiating. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to The Christian Blind Mission, Canadian Bible Society, Century Meadows Baptist Church or the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be made at

The family would like to express our appreciation and thanks to the staff on Unit 2, the Rehabilitation staff and the Palliative Care team at St. Mary’s Hospital, Dr. Morrow, Dr. P. Sainbhee, and Dr. Slabbert, Weber Funeral Home, Century Meadows Baptist Church Ladies’ Group for the funeral lunch, Pastor Mark Morris for taking the time to be with us, and for the outpouring of love and prayers we have felt from many family, friends and others.

In loving memory of

Lawrence John Vioncek January 23, 1945 – December 24, 2001 HUSBAND, DAD AND PAPA A little tear falls from our eyes We swallow hard, try not to cry We think of you so far away Ten years ago, you died today How well we remember That sad and weary day, A thousand times we needed you A thousand times we cried If love alone could have saved you You never would have died A heart of gold stopped beating Two twinkling eyes closed to rest God broke our hearts to prove He only takes the best. Miss you, Dad/Lawrence, and always will For though you’re gone, we love you still. Till we meet again, Gladys, Mary Jane, Mark, Cody, Tia, Michael, Kim, Justin, Nicolas

In loving memory of

Kathy Campbell who passed away on December 21, 2010 You were a precious gift from God above, So much beauty, grace and love. You touched our heart in so many ways, Your smile so bright, even on the bad days. You heard God’s whisper calling you home, You didn’t want to go and leave us alone. You loved us so much, you held on tight, Till all the strength was gone, And you could no longer fight. So you gave your hand to God And slowly drifted away, Knowing that with our love, We will be together again someday. – Mary Estelle

– Larry and Lionel, Rob, Shawna and Liam

In loving memory of In loving memory of

Dale Norman Powell

Jack Blades

who passed away on December 2, 2010 As life unfolds another year Treasured memories keep you near We think of you in silence We often speak your name But all we have is memories And the pictures in a frame Our hearts still ache with sadness Our silent tears still flow For what it meant to lose you No one will ever know So may the winds of love blow gently And whisper so that you can hear How much we love and miss you And wish that you were here Love Mom, Brothers and Sisters

who passed away on December 19, 2009 Deeply loved forever – always remembered and dearly missed. – Katie and family

For information on The Camrose Booster Obituary Page, contact your funeral director or The Camrose Booster

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JOY, LOVE, PEACE, HARMONY, PROSPERITY, CONTENTMENT. Wishing you every happiness this beautiful holiday season. We’re proud to serve this fine community and wish all of our neighbors peace and contentment during this magical time.

We thank you most sincerely for your trust in us. John and Carmen Person Cam and Christine Parker Arlene Person Rod and Vi Madison Bob Hanrahan Leeann Zellweger Robert Lyslo Bart Orr Jim Gillespie Barrie Fenby Jennifer Kontek Karla Kerr


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Ken Drever Past Chair (780)679-8921

Battle River Community Foundation Box 1122, Camrose, AB T4V 4E7 Phone (780)679-0449

In loving memory of

Dale and Sheila Tien who passed away on November 29, 1996 We never lose the ones we love For even when they’re gone Within the hearts of those who care Their memory lingers on. Forever loved and missed, Andrea, Robin, Karla, Bryce Peter Families Tien Families

What flowers say when your heart is too full to express

November 18, 1916 – December 23, 2004 We will always remember your smile, your laughter, your caring touch and your wisdom. Missed greatly by Carol, Jane, Linda, Becky and all your family

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Flowers say love, care and concern. They show your respect and offer comfort. They’re a visible expression of sympathy and love. FLOWERS AT A FUNERAL… “They are important”

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Let us pray that the true spirit of mankind – Its joy, its beauty, its hope, may live among us; That the blessings of peace be ours – The peace to build and grow; To live in harmony and sympathy with others, And to plan for the future with confidence.


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for Daysland Clinic We are now in i Phase h 2 off our fund-raising for our new Daysland Clinic with a goal of raising $700,000 A personalized tile for Donation Wall #2 in the Daysland Clinic is the perfect Christmas gift! Various sizes and denominations available.

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Total amount of donation: _____________ Method of Payment:  Cheque  Money Order Please make cheque/money order payable to The Daysland Hospital Foundation Name _____________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________

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SHELTERBELT TREES NOTE: Now acreages of more than 5 acres qualify for the PFRA Shelterbelt Program For information on ordering Farm and Field Shelterbelt Trees for the 2012 spring planting, contact

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Heartfelt Thanks

From our family to your family…

The Christmas season reminds us how important it is to be thankful for all our blessings. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

All the very best this Christmas!

From Jason, Shannon and family and all of the Cobblers staff

Camrose County

During this, the most precious of seasons, we wish you all of God’s blessings. We thank you for your patronage during 2011 and hope you’ll visit us often in 2012! To allow our staff a much deserved break, we will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on December 24 through January 13. – Bernell, Linda, Jane and Staff

Open to 8 p.m. until December 23 Please note we will be closed December 24, 25 and 26 5210-51 Avenue, Camrose Phone 672-7555

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Final Week to Help a Family You’ll Probably Never Meet!

Merry & Bright Use electricity safely. When decking your halls, replace any damaged or old lights and cords.

When disaster strikes, your Rotary ShelterBox will be on its way! It’s a self-contained survival kit, with enough equipment to provide shelter and essential items for a family of ten. The tent and all the other contents of the ShelterBox are of high quality – even the sturdy box is a bonus, as it can be used as a water tank, for food storage, cot or table. Each box contains a rugged, tenperson tunnel tent, ten sleeping bags, tools, cooking aids, clean water and lighting materials. Sponsored ShelterBoxes are held in secure storage in Cornwall, thanks to the efforts of Rotary International and people like you, ready for immediate shipping world-wide the moment disaster strikes! When you sponsor a Rotary ShelterBox your box is numbered and tracked right to the point at which a family in crisis receives it. You’ll be notified as to where your gift is making a monumental difference.

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For more information or to make your contribution to the Rotary ShelterBox program, drop in at


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