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Vol. LXII, No. 6

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December 31, 2013

Always better – always better read Inside

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

Ask the Experts Pages 8 and 9 Entertainment and Dining Pages 13 and 15

Don Lyon, ATB, Constable Matt Rolfe, Camrose Police Service, and Constable Trent Kenyon, Royal Canadian Mounted Police are some of the men who are “Pumped up” for this year’s Walk. Guys in uniform will lead this year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® .

Obituaries Pages 16 and 17 Seniors’ Scene Pages 18 and 19 Booster Staff Greetings Pages 20 and 21 On-the-Road and Auto Classifieds Pages 23 to 25 Year in Review Pages 27 to 40 Classifieds Pages 42 to 46

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News Features Business fined for health violations at BVJ. . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mental Health celebrates 25 years in east central region . . . . 12 Jeppa Danielson left a legacy for Camrose . . . . . . 16 Augustana donates ambulance to museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

With a rec ent reduction in grants, the local W omen’s Shelter So ciety is enthusias tically awaiting th e results o f this year’s Walk A M in Her Sho ®ile es event and the re lated silent auc tion.

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On Saturday, January 4, during the intermissions of the Camrose Kodiaks game against the Brooks Bandits, dozens of men from Camrose and area will step up and out on a one-mile trek in support of abused women. The 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event, sponsored locally by Royal LePage and Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) will benefit the Camrose Women’s Shelter Society in terms of awareness and money raised. Community support for the international campaign has been remarkable in the past two years with $25,000 being raised locally two years ago by 24 male walkers and $43,000 from 44 walkers last year. Over 400 women and children from Camrose and surrounding area turn to the Camrose Women’s Shelter for temporary safe housing every year. Their outreach program assists 100 to 150 individuals, annually.

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Len Lupyczuk is keeping a close eye on wildlife that have decided to make Camrose home. As the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officer for this region, Lupyczuk’s job is to make a decision on what happens to deer that have been injured. He basically has to make the decision on whether or not the animal can survive in the setting it is in. Lupyczuk is currently aware of three injured deer. “There is a buck and a doe with lower limb breaks and they will do just fine. The other one that I have been trying to find is a male


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deer which has deteriorated body condition. When you start seeing deteriorated body condition and external wounds I have to give consideration to putting that animal down.” Lupyczuk said in many instances there is no intervention required with deer who have had encounters with vehicles or fences. “We have to let mother nature take its course. A deer that has a broken leg and is still moving around is fine if left alone. Deer can live for several years on three legs. The only time I would consider stepping in to end the suffering would be if a deer has an external wound or compound fracture, or is lying there in obvious distress.” Lupyczuk said he, Camrose Leisure Services and the Camrose Police Ser-

vice, receive lots of calls from concerned citizens about injured wildlife. “We try to educate the public individually as to what the process is and why we aren’t putting these animals down when they have an injury. With the amount of calls we are receiving, however, it is hard to deal with just one person at a time.” While deer can appear mild-mannered and friendly, Lupyczuk reminds the public they are wild, and can be unpredictable. “If you see a deer it is best to keep your distance and not challenge the deer for the space,” said Lupyczuk. “Stay in your car if it is nearby and honk your horn or flash your lights until the deer moves off. Most people view deer or even moose as not being dangerous but they can inflict some seri-

ous wounds on you if they do decide to attack.” Lupyczuk said Camrose is fortunate to have a variety of wildlife, including mule and white tail deer. “We actually had a moose and an antelope come in earlier this year. We have resident herds of deer in the city that were raised here, something that is not necessarily bad because they know how to get through people’s back yards and over fences. Most of the problems come from deer that come into the city from outside. They are not able to integrate into city life as well as the urban deer.” Anyone wishing to report injured wildlife is encouraged to call Lupyczuk at the Fish and Wildlife district office at 780-679-1225, or the Report a Poacher hotline at 1-800-642-3800.

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Business fined for health violations at BVJ By Dan Jensen

Saskatoon business Tomas the Cook has been fined $13,600 for unsafe food practices during the 2012 Big Valley Jamboree. Jim Tomas and his brother, Aamer Toma, pled guilty in Camrose Provincial Court Dec. 16 to 10 counts of violating the Alberta Public Health Act. Toma also pled guilty to one count of obstructing

a public health officer for which he was fined $1,400. “We were set to commence a two-day trial that would have gone Monday and Tuesday,” said Crown prosecutor Ivan Bernardo, with the law firm of Miller Thomson, “but on the morning of the 16th the accused decided to plead guilty, so we entered into a joint sentencing recommendation.”

The charges were laid by Alberta Health Services after a health inspector working at Big Valley Jamboree noted a general lack of cleanliness and sanitation at the Tomas the Cook food booth. “They had issues with cross contamination, they had improper food storage and they were thawing food at room temperature, which

creates a hazard,” explained Bernardo. After being directed by the health inspector to cease operations, Toma, in the words of Bernardo, took a step forward, lunged and spat on the inspector’s chest. “He admitted that fact and was convicted on that ground,” said Bernardo. The fines send a message to food operators that

they need to be serious about their health practices and, equally as important, that obstructing a health inspector will not be tolerated. “Alberta Health takes public health issues seriously and if you ignore the direction of public health you will face various steps, including prosecution, and you could pay significant fines,” said Bernardo.

Volunteers lend a helping hand at Outlet Store By Dan Jensen

The Centra Cam Vocational Training Association Outlet Store on 51 Avenue has taken on a new look thanks to the generosity of Canadian Tire and hard work of four local retirees. Allister MacMillan, Al Rostad, Brian Lewis and Tom Chelmick have donated close to 90 hours of their time since late November installing in the store new shelves that were given by Canadian Tire to the Rotary Club of Camrose. “We are so grateful for their help,” said Centra Cam Outlet Store supervisor Debra Clermont. “Allister, Al and Tom have more than 150 years of experience combined in the retail industry so they know how to arrange everything and make everything work the way it should.” The new shelving has brought to the store a greater sense of order. “It has made a phenomenal difference,” said Clermont. “Before, everything was really cluttered. We were using all sorts of small bins and shelving and basically whatever we could find to display the product. Now we can put bins out on the shelves so people can access whatever they want. The

Allister MacMillan, Tom Chelmick, Al Rostad and Brian Lewis with Outlet Store supervisor Debra Clermont.

shoes can be displayed on shelves instead of little shoe racks and everything is up off the floor. “It has at least doubled, maybe tripled our display space.” The shelf project got started when the Centra Cam Outlet Store contacted Rostad to see if he could pro-

vide advice on how to make itself more accessible to the customers. As a member of the Rotary Club of Camrose, Rostad knew that Rotary had obtained shelves from the old Canadian Tire in 2012 for use in the Rotary Youth Centre and that there were many of them that were still available.

“The ones we had were not being used for anything else so I thought they could be used here,” said Rostad. “I made all the arrangements (with the Rotary club) but most of the actual installation has been done by Brian, Tom and Allister.” The project also enjoyed the support of Camrose

Machine and Welding, which donated the labour required to cut the shelves to the right size. Rostad agrees with his friends that the shelf project has been worthwhile project to undertake. “It makes you feel good when you can help out like this,” he said.

City council approves 43 Avenue playground zone By Dan Jensen

City council has taken steps to improve the safety of pedestrians accessing the football field, ball diamonds, aquatic centre and arenas. Council passed a motion at its Dec. 16 meeting to install a playground zone on 43 Avenue between 59 Street and Marler Drive, with painted crosswalk located at the middle gate coming out of Rudy Swanson Park. The speed limit in the playground zone will be 30 km/h. “I think we have to slow the traffic down before it gets to that bend area and where the crosswalk would be because there are vehicles parked on both sides at any given time,” said Mayor Norm Mayer. “I think we have to reduce the speed as well as have an indicated crosswalk.” Councillor Wayne

Throndson said the location for the crosswalk is a natural. “That is the path that people would take to go across the street into the park. You can access those entrances (to the park) but when you cross the street you cross at the crosswalk.” Camrose residents living along 43 Avenue have been asking council since spring to do something to reduce the chances of a vehicle striking a child or an adult either entering or coming out of the park as they cross the road. Sara Zylka told council that Rudy Swanson Park is the most frequented park in the city and that there have been many close calls as children have gone in and out of the gated sections. Throndson said he is thankful he has not hit someone on 43 Avenue considering the number of kids who cross it to go into Rudy Swanson Park.

“Having a crosswalk there makes abundantly good sense to me.” City administration recommended that council reduce the risk to pedestrians by closing off the three east mid-block fence openings into the park and redirecting pedestrians to existing roadway intersections. In a report backing the recommendation, City director of engineering Jeremy Enarson noted that the City’s updated policy for the installation of pedestrian safety devices identifies that marked crosswalks are to be placed at intersections, and that the roadway is correctly signed. “In administration’s view, the most apparent safety issues with this roadway is the presence of the multiple mid-block crossing locations,” said Enarson. “Before looking into more expensive traffic calming options, administration believes that the

most effective option from a safety perspective would be to eliminate the movement of pedestrians across the street altogether. The preferred approach would be to remove these crossing locations by closing off the fence openings and to re-direct pedestrians to roadway intersections where drivers are ore likely to be looking for pedestrians and cyclists anyway.” Councillor Max Lindstrand disagreed with the notion of closing the gates. “One of the initiatives we have been undertaking is to make Camrose a more walkable city and by closing off access to the park I don’t think we are going anywhere near the objective of making Camrose more walkable,” said Lindstrand. “In fact, I think those gates are rather strategically placed. The southernmost one providing access to the football

field and the baseball diamond, the second one to the ball diamonds and the third one to the swimming pools.” The councillor also expressed reservations about having a playground zone that stretches from Marler to 59 Street. “I wonder if it couldn’t just be a part of that because that is quite a long strip. That is quite a long playground zone.” Councillor Bill Sears questioned whether there is a need for both a speed zone and crosswalk. “I have no problems with the crosswalk but I have some reservations about the speed zone, just because I share the concern of administration that these things will keep coming back to us (in other areas of the city),” said Sears. “We would be dealing with speed zones all over the city.” Continued on page 5

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City council approves 43 Ave playground zone Continued from page 4

Zylka said all the residents on the west side of 43 Avenue are in favour of the crosswalk, including the couple that would not be able to park in front of their own place because of crosswalk parking restrictions. “People just want to see safety and don’t want to see anyone get hurt.” Councillor Throndson said one of the greatest benefits of having the crosswalk is the break it creates. “It provides more visibility for the pedestrians as they are crossing and it provides more visibility for the motorists.” Councillor Hoveland attempted to amend the motion by replacing “playground zone” with “playground area” where a speed

reduction is not required. The councillor said she has driven the road many times and has never encountered any problems with children wanting to cross the road.

“It provides more visibility for the pedestrians as they are crossing and it provides more visibility for the motorists.” “When there are events on and there is parking on both sides (of the avenue) everybody slows down. My experience has not been with people, but with deer. As you go down 42 and go

around the corner they look for the gates. If the gates weren’t there they would be running down the street.” Councillor Throndson said his concern with the motion to amend is that without the reduction of speed council is creating a bit of a track. “With cars parked on perhaps both sides, if they don’t slow down around that curve they will hit that crosswalk at 50 km per hour. The reaction time I am afraid will not be sufficient and will actually create a bigger hazard than we have now. I think the reduction in speed is actually critical to making this a safe street and a safe crosswalk for our children.”

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Glen and Marcia Blatz residence judged best decorated for Christmas As usual, Camrosians, despite a lingering stretch of below average fall temperatures, did a stellar job of decorating their homes’ exteriors in an effort to capture the wonder of the Christmas season. This year’s judging team was awed by a wide variety of creativity and beauty, and specifically took note of the increased number of nativity scenes front and center on many front lawns. One particular home made a powerful and lasting impression on each of the judges on Thursday, December 19. The home of the Blatz family, located at 6307 Marler Drive, was a favourite the very second the car rolled up in front of the residence. As the evening went on and many other properties were evaluated on the basis of effective holiday enhancement, comments routinely floated back to the Blatz household. Judges loved the balance created by not overdoing their display, the LED lit up presents on the front step, a decorated bicycle parked on the east side of the lot, and a tasteful sleigh on the opposite side of the front yard. Magically blending in were spiral trees, lighted reindeer and a candy cane lane leading to the home’s rear entrance. Capping off the captivating display is a wonderfully decorated tree in their home’s front window, beneath soothing and colorful hi-tech snowflakes and a tasteful and meaningful nativity scene which prominently reminds all who pass by the true meaning of Christmas. For their efforts, The Camrose Booster has paid the couple $100 towards their December power bill. RE/Max Camrose has made a $100 donation to Glen and Marcia’s favourite charity – the Camrose Boys & Girls Club. The Club made a lasting impression on the family this past fall via a random act of kindness. A carload of club members pulled up in front of their home. Out came rakes, shovels and plastic bags. In a short time, the young people had efficiently scooped up all of the leaves on their lawn. Without anything expected in return, the crew vanished as quickly as they had arrived on scene. Again, on behalf of RE/Max Camrose and The Camrose Booster, thank you Camrose for making our community look so special in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Job well done!

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One of the newest tools in the sstruggle against weight loss is a rrevolutionary new super food that some ddoctors have called “a fat burner in a bottle” It is Garcinia Cambogia, a pumpkin shaped Ga fruit that grows in Southeast Asia and India. The key ingredient is a very important natural active compound called Chlorogenic Acid. Chlorogenic Acid releases glucose into the body and at the same time it boosts metabolism. Together, these two mechanisms combine to slow the absorption of fat, and stop weight gain. Dr. Oz has said that Garcinia Cambogia Extract is “The Holy Grail of Weight Loss“ and numerous clinical studies have demonstrated its effectiveness. Recently one study revealed that overweight adults lost on average 9 lbs when taking 750mg of Garcinia Cambogia over a period of 8 weeks. It has also been shown to lower cholesterol, decrease appetite and boost serotonin levels. Our Slim Centials line is also very popular and has also been endorsed on the Dr. Oz show. These combine four of the best clinically proven weight loss nutrients. Benefits include a decrease in appetite, a decrease in fat absorption and blocking blood sugar conversion to body fat. Answer provided by:

Yvonne Robinson, Vitamin Manager


What should I know when buying hearing aids?

Buying a hearing aid is an important ddecision on many levels as it is an investment in both money and time. We offer this top 10 llist of tips for anyone planning to buy new

hearing aids 1. Research hearing aid types – Have a basic understanding of the many choices available. 2. Undergo a complete hearing evaluation 3. Identify hearing needs –Features, controls, even color, may be important factors to consider when choosing the right hearing aid for your needs. 4.Understand hearing aid costs 5. Get a comfortable fit – Custom earmolds ensure the best fit when purchasing new hearing aids. 6. Have follow up appointments 7. Ask about the return policy – Most hearing professionals will offer a trial period for new hearing aids. 8. Understand the warranty – As with any major purchase, hearing aids come with a warranty to cover repairs or replacement over a certain period of time. 9. Consider using hearing aids with other assistive listening devices. New wireless hearing aids may be the ultimate in convenience 10. Recommend a friend who could benefit from better hearing. Answer provided by: Gina


Owner/Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner

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If you didn’t need what came in that box, turn it into something you really need – CASH! 3 easy steps: 1. Pick up your phone, mouse or tablet 2. Contact The Camrose Booster helpline 780-672-3142 or 3. Sell that gift you really don’t need! Always better, always better read!

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Why is travel to Hawaii so highly recommended this winter?


Frankly, vacations on the island oof Oahu may never again offer the vvalue you will see this year. The JJapanese and the U.S. economies have really picked up steam and both h cultures love to spend money on travel. Supply and demand suggests prices will rise soon for this highly sought after destination. One other factor looms; property owners have gone up-scale in the Waikiki area, spending impressive sums on hotels and stores. The popular Miramar hotel will soon give way to retail property. Even the famed International Marketplace is about to be turned into an exclusives Saks Fifth Avenue shopping center! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overlook considering travelling to alternative Hawaiian islands. Maui is a laid-back paradise. Kauai features incredible golf courses and beaches that have been used by Hollywood movie studios for decades. The big island â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the island of Hawaii is remarkable for a multitude of reasons, from agriculture to active volcanoes to spectacular lava beaches. There is definitely an island for every taste and every budget in Hawaii!

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Your 2013 Year-End Financial Checklist

Now is a great time for a year-end financial checkup with your advisor and to develop tailored strategies to help work toward your goals in 2014 and beyond.

Here are some important topics to discuss with your financial advisor: â&#x20AC;˘ Portfolio checkup: A portfolio geared towards growth for retirement is different from a portfolio for generating income while transitioning to, or living in, retirement. Talk to your financial advisor about your risk tolerance and portfolio mix. â&#x20AC;˘ RRSPs: Discuss funding strategies for your contribution, including savings options that allow you to take advantage of tax deferral benefits offered by RRSPs. â&#x20AC;˘ Special Savings Projects: Discuss strategies for special savings objectives, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Registered Education Savings Plans, Registered Disability Savings Plans, a home purchase or even retirement. â&#x20AC;˘ Protection: You never know what life events may throw your plans off track. Your financial advisor can discuss ways for cutting expenses, increasing savings or using insurance to protect your strategy. â&#x20AC;˘ Tax-Free Savings Accounts While the year-end checklist may vary for each client, a financial advisor will take an individual approach to reviewing your investments before helping you develop a practical strategy to achieve your goals. Answer provided by:

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Rebecca Nelson,

Financial Advisor

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Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard you now engrave just about anything. Even leather?


Yes, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve bought a new laser engraver that is absolutely astounding. Every day we seem to find a new application for its incredible capability. If you got a Pandora bead for Christmas, and want a symbol or date on it, we are up to the challenge. Likewise, we can put artwork, or words of your choosing, on brass, glassware, stainless steel, real or faux leather and titanium. Items can be small, large, or any shape. Something as delicate as a perfectly round crystal ornament can be personalized using our graphic design ability and this revolutionary machine. Gold foil work is effortless and spectacular with this machine. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done passport covers, family bibles, and even decades old diaries. Our laser engraver is ready to impress. Whether you want your name etched onto your new IPhone, a golf putter, jewellery or most any personal or prized possession, keepsake or gift, give us a chance to amaze you. Drop by to see samples of our unique capabilities. Answer provided by:

James Cardiff,


#8, 6014-48 Ave., Camrose â&#x20AC;˘ Phone 780-679-2220


How early should I book an appointment for my graduation gown?


Whether your graduation is in May or June you should be calling now to book a first appointment no later than early March. If your dress is on order and you expect it to arrive later than early March, call the seamstress now and book a later appointment time. Do not wait until your dress arrives to call to book an appointment. Call the seamstress to book a time convenient for both of you. Be ready for your first appointment by having considered what undergarments (ie: strapless bra, Spanx) and shoes you require, and bring them with you. The Shirt Off My Back Tailoring does not make first appointments if contacted later than one month before the graduation date. HOURS Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thurs. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays Answer provided by:

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Duggan Mall, Camrose Phone 780-672-8811 Toll Free 1-888-672-8811



Is there an exotic-looking window covering which would enhance the natural feel of my homesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dĂŠcor?


Natural woven shades are beautiful and earth friendly. Crafted from a range of organic materials they are the perfect solution. Inspired by the earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural elements, woven shades are uniquely constructed from renewable resources including bamboo, jute and grasses. Our collection of roman shades, sliding panels and woven drapes are designed to bring a natural, coordinated style to your home. Choose from a rich palette of natural colors, weaves, textures and styles to turn ordinary windows into exotic destinations. Select from a variety of finishing touches including six or nine inch valances, decorative hems and other embellishments to convey a uniquely personalized window covering. Natural shades are available in three roman shade styles; looped, standard, and old style shades as well as three colors of privacy or room darkening liners to maintain light control. Choose from different control options including continuous loop or motorization. Natural woven shades are also available in our top down, bottom up option. Wood cornices and valances are available in many sizes and styles, with painted or stained finishes to match any existing woods. Natural woven shades are a chic alternative to covering your windows and patio doors with earth friendly materials. Answer provided by:

Dion Currie, Interior Decorator

4939-48 Street, Camrose â&#x20AC;˘ Phone 780-672-6778


I want to sell my computer or give it away, how do I erase my personal data?


The only 100% guarantee tto protect your data is to sell the u unit without the hard drive, but tthat may not be practical since the buyer or person receiving the unit may assume the hard drive is part of the deal. The next best thing would be to use the program or DVDs that came with the computer to restore the Operating System back to Factory Settings but make sure the restore also involves formatting the hard drive. If you are unsure of how to do this, you can bring the computer to us and our certified technicians will make sure your data is removed and your information is secure before your computer changes hands.

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Linden Seto, CET 1060 Gemini Centre 6708-48 Ave., Camrose (780)679.0355


The CAMROSE BOOSTER, December 31, 2013 – Page 10

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Season’s Greetings Here’s wishing you and yours a most harmonious year. Thank you for making this past year an upbeat one for us!

Tina, Lori and Cathie Wendi Rau

Christine Olson

Steve Shuman

Shuman Insurance Ltd. 4882-50 Street, Camrose Phone 780-672-5522

To all our neighbors, customers and friends, we wish you an awe-inspiring Christmas holiday filled with harmony, laughter and joy. We will be closed December 24th and reopening January 7th. Happy Holidays!

4837-49 St., Camrose Ph. 780.672.7260


Your solution for great decks or repairs, fences, custom planters, and deck benches. Thanks to you, we had a terrific year. We hope you count on us in the year ahead too! Don’t miss our brand new website:

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County council focuses on zero per cent tax increase By Murray Green

Camrose County is trying hard to get to a zero tax increase before the final budget is presented in May. Council has adopted a 2014 operating interim budget with total operating revenue of $12,769,221, total operating expenses of $23,171,290 and a total tax levy (operating) of $10,402,069.

The motion passed during the budget discussion Dec. 10 was that the 2014 capital interim budget be adopted with total revenue (own sources) of $13,032,540, total capital and project expenses of $15,051,509 and a total tax levy (capital and projects) of $2,018,968. The total projected tax levy has been estimated to be at $12,421,037

and the total budget at $38,222,798. “The staff goal for the 2014 budget was to maintain a high level of municipal service to our ratepayers, based on council’s Priorities and Action Plan,” said assistant administrator Paul King. If the mill rates are kept the same as last year, the County will have a $11,597 shortfall. How-

ever, the 2014 interim budget does not include any growth assessment values. Of the $16,145,841 in total County operations, 48 per cent is in public works, 20 per cent in municipal services, 10 per cent is for the agricultural service board that includes seed cleaning and waste services, eight per cent for community services (library

and CDSS), eight per cent for protective services and six per cent is for recreation. Mill rates will be finalized in May at the first county meeting. The budget will be posted on the Camrose County web site. If county ratepayers would like more details on the budget they can contact the County office at 780672-4446.

Mental Health celebrates 25 years in east central region By Murray Green

The Camrose agency of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) held an open house on Dec. 4 to mark its 25th anniversary. CMHA also shared some history with The Camrose Booster. In 1987, longtime supporter Betty Friesen initiated the development of a steering committee to look at opening a group home in Camrose for individuals experiencing mental illness. This committee was successful in the bid and the group home opened in 1988, with six beds supporting individuals in need of solid and consistent mental health support. The group home existed under the umbrella of the CMHA in Red Deer. This led to the launch of the Canadian Mental Health Association East Central Region. The organization started with providing support staff and accommodations on a long-term basis, funded by Alberta Mental Health. In 1990, the agency began offering individual services in which each person’s needs were assessed and utilized in planning and developing the support they would receive. This new program was funded by the Persons with Developmental Disabilities board. In 1992, funded by Alberta Mental Health, the agency opened a Resource Centre for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, to provide opportunity to engage in activities and receive assistance to maintain social, physical and emotional well being. In 1993, the agency began operating a Community Support Program funded by Alberta Mental Health. This service was designed to assist individuals by supporting them in learning a wide range of living skills, developing social supports, and maintaining links with the community. This program was available to individuals within the city of Camrose and outlying areas. Due to lack of funding, this program was discontinued. Two years later, the agency developed an after-

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Colleen Swanson shared cupcakes and picture memories with Gordon Snyder as the Canadian Mental Health Association Camrose office celebrated 25 years on Dec. 4.

hours crisis service in conjunction with other community stakeholders. The purpose was to assist individuals, family members, and/ or caregivers in resolving immediate crisis. The service was available to individuals within the Camrose area. This program was discontinued due to lack of funding, however the agency has repeatedly lobbied to get it reinstated as a core program. The agency began offering Assertive Outreach Services in the county of Camrose in 1997. This program receives its funding through grants such as The Wild Rose Foundation. The purpose of this program is to provide a continuous, flexible means of support for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing a crisis. The agency also began operating two consumer initiatives. These programs were developed and coordinated by consumers, for consumers. There is a Cooking with Class program, which teaches culinary skills in

addition to nutrition, menu planning, grocery shopping and has a community kitchen. Secondly, the Speakers’ Group consists of trained speakers, who have experienced mental illness and talk about how they overcame the stigma of mental illness and became productive members of society. A year later, the golf tournament was started to raise awareness and funds. Over the past 15 years, the tournament has grown to be a well-recognized and lucrative fundraiser for our organization. In 2011, the tournament was re-named the Val Wolski Memorial Golf tournament, in memory of a wonderful co-worker and friend. In 2000, the local unit became fully independent and no longer a part of the Red Deer region. The agency went through program changes and, using funding from East Central Health, began to provide Independent Living Skills Supports to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. These programs are avail-

able in the following counties: Camrose, Bruderheim, Lamont, Flagstaff, Vegreville, Wainwright and Beaver. It was in 2002 that the agency also began providing services to individuals who have acquired a brain injury. In 2006, the CMHA began the Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD) Demonstration project. This program was designed to provide employment supports to individuals with complex needs who have experienced numerous barriers to employment. These barriers include stigma, low self-esteem, poverty, decreased motivation, decreased personal support network and decreased opportunities. The Canadian Mental Health Association believes that through a consumer driven approach, barriers can be clearly understood and systematically addressed by the individual. This can result in an increase in securing and maintaining employment. Sadly, this was another pro-

gram discontinued due to funding changes. CMHA has also looked at a Housing First Philosophy in the provision of services. In a nutshell, the services are brought to where the individual is at the present moment in their lives. This means addressing the person’s basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter; ensuring that these are met, and then working on their other issues. Due to the lack of affordable housing and the large number of people who are considered to be low income in Alberta, it can be very difficult for people to cover the costs of these basic things, not to mention some of the other extras that help to improve their quality of life. This is why CMHA feels it is important to assist people in getting out in the community and out of their homes to socialize and work on things like their physical health and general well-being. This year, the CMHA received a grant from the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Illness and Mental Health. This grant funded the first year of the Counselling Services Program, which provides support to individuals experiencing relationship struggles, life transitions, or who have mental health needs complicated by developmental disability or FASD. CMHA has worked hard and has been very successful in developing st r on g r el at ion sh ip s and partnerships with a variety of community agencies. It is also ver y involved in new initiatives a nd developing integ rated services and supports to improve the eff iciency and availability of services for the individuals they ser ve. Currently CMHA has eight dedicated board members and 20 hard-working staff who have helped it become a well-connected and recognized asset in the community.

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The Mokry Blues Project consists of instrumentalists Aaron Mokry on guitar, Brad Mokry on drums, and Curtis Mokry on bass. Tanner Neff is featured on vocals. January 10 â&#x20AC;˘ doors 7pm â&#x20AC;˘ show 8 pm     


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As lead vocalist and bassist of iconic Canadian country roots band Prairie Oyster, deCarle is no stranger to awards and accolades. Over their career the 2008 CCMA Hall of Honour inductees have racked up an impressive list of JUNO and Canadian Country Music Awards, gold and platinum selling records and number one singles. As a songwriter deCarle has also been honoured with two SOCAN Song of the Year Awards. Once in                         Â? Â?Â?Â? ­­Â&#x20AC;  Â?   Â?Â&#x201A;Â&#x192; Â&#x201A; January 24 â&#x20AC;˘ doors 7 pm â&#x20AC;˘ show 8 pm     

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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. Third time

We were appalled to read that the City of Camrose is again approaching Camrose County (for the third time) for additional funding for the Performing Arts Centre (PAC). What part of “no” can

Camrose mayors not understand? The claim that County residents would frequent the PAC is ungrounded. County residents tend to support the small local theatres and the “performing arts events” (e.g. Daysland Palace Theatre, Kelsey Theatre) in our own communities. And, if hardpressed for additional artsevent outings, County residents might perhaps attend the Bailey or the excellent musical offerings at the Augustana chapel. Christmas music doesn’t get much better that what Augustana already offers its audiences. And, as Councillor Miller pointed out, Camrose County has already contributed the ‘second largest amount to an arts centre…given our share.” Furthermore, when counties in other parts of

Alberta have contributed to arts centres, none have provided any funding for “operating funds.” We applaud Reeve Gregorwich and the County councilors for standing firm, and again saying “no” to those in Camrose who come begging for a “one-time one million-dollar leadership gift.” County tax dollars hardly stretch far enough to meet County necessities And, since everyone readily admits “the facility will operate at a deficit,” we trust the County answer will also be “no” when PAC comes begging for additional operating funds. If the PAC is not financially viable, it should not even have been considered. Bill Leithead, Bawlf

Primary Care Network Year in Review Stacey L. Strilchuk, executive director, Camrose Primary Care Network


Braedan Salverda of the Camrose Kodiaks presented Will McClellan with two tickets to see Justin Timberlake after his name was drawn in a recent raffle.

New acts at BVJ By Murray Green

You can always count on some early December confirmation of artists for the Big Valley Jamboree to create some excitement around the holidays. This year is no different. The Zac Brown Band is one of those groups that is gaining a huge following because of its incredible live performances. The Zac Brown Band has three platinum-selling albums entitled Uncaged, You Get What You Give and The Foundation. The group has sold over six million copies and produced 10 number one singles. Today, (Dec. 10) the band released its fourth production, which will likely be featured in Camrose next summer. The album called The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 will likely add to the growing number of music lovers and party animals the band has already gathered. Jaida Dreyer will be making her first Big Valley Jamboree performance next summer. Jaida released her first album this past year. Kira Isabella will be returning after winning the Canadian Country Music Association award for female artist of the year. Chad Brownlee, a hit at Bashaw’s Small Town Saturday Night, will return for his second Big Valley Jamboree performance. Nine times is lucky for both the Big Valley Jamboree and the comedy duo of Williams and Ree as they return to the music festival. The Boom Chucka Boys will be making their first ever appearance at the Big Valley Jamboree. Band Perry cancels

The Band Perry created a lot of excitement at the end of last year’s event with the announcement it would be making an appearance in Camrose. However, the band has since declined, with no reason given for the change of heart. Billy Currington will replace The Band Perry as the Friday night headliner. He has five studio albums and seven number one hits on the country charts to his credit. Blackjack Billy will be performing during the Thursday night Kick-Off party. Other artists will be named at a later date. Dean Brody, Darius Rucker and Miranda Lambert also announced that they would be attending the Big Valley Jamboree prior to the Tim McGraw show last year. Tickets for the 2014 Big Valley Jamboree are on sale at, or by calling 1-888404-1234.

As always, I am pleased to share a short summary of projects, programming and initiatives the Camrose Primary Care Network (PCN) led or collaborated on in 2013. This year, in particular, is special for me as it is my fifth year serving as your PCN executive director. With a continued focus on prevention and chronic disease management, 2013 commenced with our annual PCN virtual trek – racing the Iditarod dog sled trail. Thanks to you and our community partners – like the Augustana Fitness Centre - participation increased to well over 500 mushers. February saw the opening of an additional Camrose PCN clinic. The PCN West End Clinic is now home to both the Camrose PCN Maternal Newborn Clinic and Geriatric Assessment Program. Programming including the prenatal clinic, postnatal clinic, New Mom’s Network, Car Seat Safety Program and Geriatric Assessment Program are all administered from the new clinic and the feedback we have received from our clients has been very positive. I also want to thank our key partners, including Public Health and St. Mary’s Hospital, for making this initiative truly a collaborative effort. In September the PCN showcased one of our successful chronic disease management programs by hosting Dr. Arya Sharma, Canada’s leading obesity expert for a day of learning for PCN and community providers. Dr. Sharma also spoke to over 150 participants at an evening event at the Bailey

Theatre, focusing on a lighthearted look at the ups and downs of weight loss. Another programming opportunity that flourished in 2013 was the PCN Cancer Support Workshop series. With a strong partnership in place between the PCN, Wellspring Calgary and CancerBridges we were able to sponsor and host a number of one-day workshops with a focus on the needs of patients as well the needs of the family and caregivers. The PCN’s role in the Camrose and Area Physician Attraction and Retention Committee was an active one in 2013 as we worked together with our community partners to support the recruitment efforts of Dr. Jorgensen in September as well as a number of other physician pre-recruitment visits to Camrose. The highlight of the year was certainly the Skills Day event that took place in November. With 60 medical, nursing and physiotherapy students participating, the committee was able to showcase the best Camrose and Camrose County have to offer. Finally, in 2013 the PCN took the road to find out what you thought about primary care and how best the PCN can serve the needs of your community. Town Hallsessions were organized for the communities of Bashaw, Daysland and Camrose during the month of April and I was truly overwhelmed with the positive response that we received. In addition to the community Town Hall events, the PCN completed four community stakeholder sessions during the month of September to further emphasize the importance of partnership and collaboration between the PCN and our community providers.

The PCN was built on the foundation of strong community partnerships and I will continue to advocate for this in the future. I want to thank all of the stakeholders that partnered with the PCN in 2013 and I certainly look forward to continuing to work with you in the New Year. I also want to thank those community stakeholders that requested presentations about the Camrose PCN. I am always happy to speak on behalf of the PCN and the programs and services available. Lastly, the PCN introduced a Primary Care Survey in November – asking the community to share thoughts on primary care and, more importantly, patient access, patient experience and patient outcomes. Over 900 individuals responded. Your input and opinion matter and on behalf of the PCN physicians and health care providers, I want to personally thank you for taking the time to complete our survey and investing in your community and your health care. Please be assured all the information collected will be summarized and carefully considered in preparation for our upcoming 2014-17 Business Plan submission. As well, all Town Hall summary and primary care survey results are available to the public. In closing, I want to thank all of the PCN team members (physicians, health care providers and administration) for their continued support, as well as for being such great PCN champions. It is certainly a privilege to work with each and every one of you. Wishing you a wonderful and prosperous New Year.

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Jeppa Danielson left a legacy for Camrose Melvin “Mel” Donald Garbe

Shirley Ann Pryor April 30, 1948 – December 19, 2013

Jeppa Danielson built the train that is used every summer. Submitted by Tom Chelmick, chair, Chamber of Commerce train committee

On December 27, Jeppa Danielson, a longtime resident of Camrose and the original visionary and builder of the now Mirror Lake Express Train, died at the age of 90 years. I only knew the man for the past six years but in that time I became very familiar with the quality and quantity of work that went into building “Jeppa’s Train” as it was previously known to many citizens of Camrose. I saw and spoke to Jeppa six or seven times in 2013. He sold his house in the late spring of this year. He moved into a seniors’ place in Camrose. He still drove and could be seen having coffee with friends at Tim Hortons in front of Sobey’s this summer. He came and rode the train a couple of times this summer along Mirror Lake. His daughter and grandson rode with him on one occasion as they were here to help him move. Jeppa was very interested in all the places that the train went and the parades that we put the train into. This past summer, I asked Jeppa if he still had his engineer’s coveralls that he used to wear when he drove the train. I also wanted to find out where he got them so we could get a couple of pairs to use for the summer. I had been online and shopped in town but could not find a pair that I thought were suitable. He came to me the next day with a new pair that he had bought at Mark’s in town and said, “This is my gift to you.” I said that I had gone to Mark’s and they didn’t have any. He said that he asked the clerk to check the back room and they had two pairs left but they weren’t on the counter because they were no longer carrying the item. I went down to Mark’s and bought the last pair so we had two sets for the engineer and the conductor to wear. I will miss the man for the knowledge of the workings of the train that I will no longer be able to call upon him for. I will miss the talks we had about his dreams of building the train and how it started out as an electric engine that he later converted to a gas engine. Jeppa was so proud of what has happened to his dream. It is now on display every summer in Camrose and around the province for generations of people to enjoy. For those of us who have worked on Jeppa’s Train for the past six years, it has become a passion for us also. For those who knew Jeppa or have just ridden on the train he built, you can understand how one man can bring so much joy to children and adults alike. Each time I get on the Mirror Lake Express, I will say a little prayer thanking Jeppa Danielson for his contribution to this community.

It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Pryor (nee Wennerstrom) of Camrose on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the age of 65 years. She will be remembered by her daughter Debbie (Sid) Orcheski of Ohaton; son Dennis (Tracy) Nadon of Tofield; grandchildren Meghann (Ian) Bwengye, Sydney Orcheski (Denis DePaz), Jennifer Orcheski and Justin Nadon (Heather Prichard); one great-grandchild Lillyana; and numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley is also survived by her brothers Wayne Wennerstrom (Denise Adolf) of Lillooet, BC, Garry (Rosalyn) Wennerstrom of Camrose; sisters Charlotte (Bob) Allers of Vermilion and Sharon Edwards of Medicine Hat. She was predeceased by her first husband William Roderick Nadon; second husband Rodney Pryor; and her parents Robert and Aletha Wennerstrom.  Shirley was a kind, gentle soul who always put the needs of others ahead of her own.  A funeral service was held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from Burgar Memorial Chapel with Rev. Brian Hunter officiating. Inurnment took place in Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose. If friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to The Heart & Stroke Foundation, Battle River Community Foundation, or the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit

Raymond “Bob” Francis Grettum Raymond “Bob” Grettum of Camrose passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the age of 99 years. Left to cherish his memory are his five daughters and two sons: Velma (Terrance) Steere of Vernon, Clarene (Dennis) Matthews of Port Alberni, Verny (Ken) Cox of Armena, Delphine (Bruce) Olesen of Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, Keitha (Neil) Cunningham of Camrose, Kendall (Eunice) of Medicine Hat, and Winston (Monika) of Edmonton; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by his parents; his wife Fran; three brothers Kenneth, Gordon and Kelly; one sister Irene; and grandson Christopher Cunningham. A funeral service was held on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bailey Theatre (5041-50 Street, Camrose) with Rev. Brian Hunter officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Skafse Cemetery at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to Skafse Cemetery or S.T.A.R.S. or to a charity of your choice. To send condolences please visit 

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Melvin “Mel” Donald Garbe of Red Deer, formerly of Irma, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the age of 74 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Alma; children Melody (Lewis) Klinck of Red Deer, Melvin (Rebecca Carroll) of St. Albert, Michael (Cristena Hedin) of Edmonton, and Tammy Johannson of Manitoba; two grandchildren Sabryna Johannson and Heath Garbe; and brother Robert “Bob” Garbe of Camrose. Melvin was predeceased by his mother and father Irene and William; daughter Kimberley; brothers Ken and Stan; and sister Doreen Garbe. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 4, 2014 from Burgar Memorial Chapel. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the charity of one’s choice.

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What does a healthy relationship look like? That is a million dollar question. When a person begins a relationship, like dating, it is very important to have a sense of what one expects of the relationship. Looking for characteristics common to healthy relationships will help a person identify those relationships worthy of an investment of his or

her time. A person might ask herself or himself, “Do I wake up feeling happy? Do I feel safe and secure in this relationship? Are my choices and decisions respected? Does it feel good most of the time?” That is not to say that a good relationship never has its disagreements. In fact, differences of opinion are a normal part of any relationship.

“Certainly no two people should be expected to think and feel exactly alike on all issues. How those differences are expressed is what separates healthy from unhealthy relationships,” said Judilonne Beebe, executive director of Association of Communities Against Abuse. One might ask himself or herself, “Do I ever feel afraid? Do I wake up

stressed about this relationship? Am I afraid to express my thoughts or opinions? Do I spend less time with my other friends or doing activities that I used to?” In a healthy relationship, a difference of opinion can be discussed without either party feeling put down or disrespected. Compromise is to be expected, since one person will not always have their own way.

These are all important areas to think about when in a dating relationship. A happy, healthy relationship will contribute to enjoyment of life. It will feel like each person has the best interests of the other at heart. If a person feels unsure of where they stand, afraid to voice opinions, or unsure of what is happening, these are important warning signs to heed.

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Ray Iven Reid With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Ray Iven Reid on December 24, 2013. True to his nature, Ray slipped away quietly in the early morning hours, leaving behind his sister, Elsie Risdahl (nee Reid) and brother-in-law Art Risdahl. He is also survived by a niece, Colleen Risdahl-Hamilton (husband David, great-nephews Max and Jack) and nephew Allan Risdahl (wife Lorna). Ray was born April 5, 1948 to Holley and Alma Reid. Growing up on an active, working farm was full of challenge and fun. Ray loved his home, the people, creatures and the Camrose area; all were part of his being to his last days. He pursued many interests in his quest to make the world a better place; though unbound by geographic boundaries in his ideals, Ray remained a homebody in the Camrose area throughout his life. Growing up, Ray attended Sifton School where he excelled at building models and the odd mechanical prototype. He later went to Camrose Composite High School where he played football and went on to attend NAIT for Agricultural Mechanics. Ray loved machines, particularly those that gave him freedom (beloved blue 1963 Fargo pickup truck!) and speed (440 Arctic Cat Skidoo). A large man, Ray’s skidooing buddies nicknamed him “Tiny” as (true to character) he was never confined by his size. This trait translated to the dance floor as well … Ray loved to dance, pleasing his partner and the crowd at the Turkey Trotter’s Ball one year in Rosalind, AB. Blessed with the mind to unravel the mysteries of math, science and healing, Ray always came back to his core beliefs in naturopathic, holistic wellness. To his last days, he remained true to this ideal. His good friends and his faith in God shaped his approach to daily life, and sustained him through difficult times ... “Relax … it’s all in God’s hands”.  Ray was blessed throughout his life with many friends – we express our thanks to all who provided comfort, joy and company these last months, and a special thank you to the following for going above and beyond: • Gordon Pasiuk – childhood friend and constant companion … for your selflessness, patience, and love.  • Rosehaven Care Centre and St. Mary’s Hospital – to the staff and physicians who looked after Ray, our thanks for your care and patience during this last year of his life.  “Love is not if and when, but just because … and then, again.”  A funeral service was held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from Burgar Memorial Chapel (4817-51 Avenue, Camrose) with Rev. Ken Grambo officiating. Interment has taken place in Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose. Memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit

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Robert “Bob” Thomas Cunningham Robert “Bob” Cunningham of Camrose passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the age of 77 years. Left to cherish his memory are his sons David (Sue) of Ohaton, Dan ( Joan) of Camrose, and Scott (Cheryl) of Camrose; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three step-great-grandchildren. Bob is also survived by one sister Peggy (Bob) Sheets of Red Deer; brother-in-law Harold (Betty) Nelson of Camrose; three nieces; and one nephew. Bob was predeceased by his wife Alice; parents Thomas and Margaret; and one infant sister. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from Camrose United Church (4829-50 Street, Camrose) with Mary Ann Pastuck officiating. Interment took place in Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Diabetes Association. To send condolences, please visit

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son of the Family Violence Response Council. Locally, Family Violence Action Society is just one of several agencies ready to respond. They are available daytime at 780-672-0141. Edmonton-based Seniors’ Abuse Helpline is available 24 hours a day at 780-4548888. Both welcome calls from people who either want to report a concern or just find information. Where physical safety is an immediate concern, calling police at 9-1-1 is the best response. Another avenue of support is offered by Elder Advocates of Alberta Society, available at This organization has been working for the cause of justice for victims of abuse since 1985, providing a voice for those who have none.

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* Keep the thermostat set to at least 19 C to prevent hypothermia. Do not use the oven to provide heat in the house. If it is difficult to afford heating oil, propane or natural gas, find out if there is a senior program in your area. * Inexpensive plastic sheeting can provide extra draft protection on windows.

* Purchase carbon monoxide detectors to signal whether there is dangerous carbon monoxide present at the first instant. * If possible, pay a service or neighbor to shovel snow or plow the driveway. If you are forced to shovel, take frequent breaks. Listen to your body and rest if you’re tired. Continued on page 19

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Cold weather Continued from page 18

* Make sure railings at entryways are in good working order and there is adequate lighting to ease with entering and exiting the home. * Keep walkways salted to prevent ice buildup. * Consider using delivery services or shopping online to reduce the number


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

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Over the past year, week after week, The Booster has been welcomed into your homes and businesses and, for that, we say thanks! For sixty-one years, we’ve been trying our hardest, bringing you news about products on store shelves and news about significant events in the area. And, for sixty-one years, you’ve been there for us … advising, talking, making suggestions, speaking your minds, helping us help you. If we’ve been able to provide you with information that you need to make wise purchases or helped you sell more this past year, we’re glad. Through it all, you’ve been good customers and good friends and that’s a very special combination. We hope the coming year will be one of good health, happiness and prosperity for you and your family and once again, thanks from all of us at…

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Augustana donates ambulance to museum By Murray Green

The University of Alberta Augustana Campus said good-bye to an old friend Nov. 8. Augustana donated the rolling paramedic training classroom “Bula” to the Reynolds Museum of Alberta for an upcoming history of ambulances. The 1987 Dodge ambulance was made by Ambucraft, an Alberta-based company originating in Innisfail. It was purchased by the City-County Ambulance Authority in 1987. It served on emergency lifesaving calls and emergency transfers to care centres throughout Alberta as a front line unit until it was scheduled for replacement in 1999. The university gave Bula a second chance. At around the same time, the then-Augustana University College started up a distance education paramedic program. The ambulance was purchased from the City and County of Camrose around 2001. It became a training vehicle to simulate a work environment and assisted the program in moving forward. The vehicle was nick-

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Health compliance officer Len Stelmaschuk, left, with Alberta Health Standards Compliance and Licensing Branch witnesses University of Alberta Augustana Campus dean Allen Berger, centre, pass the keys of Bula the ambulance to Wetaskiwin Reynolds-Alberta Museum curator Justin Cuffe, who wants the historic ambulance to be on display next June.

named “Bula” because all ambulances have the words ambulance written across the front backwards, so that people can read it in their rear view mirror. When the unit was sold to Augustana, the lettering AM and NCE

was removed leaving just Bula. When the Augustana University College joined the University of Alberta in 2004 the paramedic program no longer aligned with the new faculty. The

program was transferred to Lakeland College but Bula was not. After Bula remained idle in a Camrose parking compound for several years, health compliance officer Len Stelmaschuk, with

Alberta Health Standards Compliance and Licensing Branch, a paramedic Bula trained in the Augustana EMT program) approached the Reynolds Museum of Alberta. He learned that the museum wanted to start a history of ambulances. Since Bula had ties to an Alberta-based manufacturing company, was used in active service in Alberta, and was transitioned to train Emergency Medical Services workers, it was deemed a suitable candidate for the preservation of EMS history. Augustana dean Allen Berger passed the keys onto Reynolds-Alberta Museum curator Justin Cuffe, who wants the van to be on display by June. “We have some older ambulances and a 1974 model. We were looking for a newer model to fill the gap in our history,” said Justin. “We will take a little rust out of it, check the mechanics and get it ready for showing with some internal cleaning. We have a 50s theme right now, so it will be probably in June when the ambulance will go on display with our history of emergency vehicles.”

Chamber elects new directors By Dan Jensen

The ballots have been counted. Shauna Chrabaszcz, from Creative Bedrooms, Jenn Henderson, from Windwood Group, Louise Jones, from Rural Alberta Business Centre, Colleen Labelle, from McSliquors and Sandy Wittnyk, from Awareness Academy have been elected to two year terms on the Camrose Chamber of Commerce board of directors. They will be installed when the Chamber of Commerce holds its annual general meeting at the Best Western Camrose Resort Casino Feb. 5. Chamber of Commerce directors who have one year left to serve are Tom Chelmick, Sebastien D’Eschambeault, from The Brick, Jurie Girard, from Starbucks, Jason Heise, from Vital Effect, and Tracey Leibel, from ATB Investor Services. The Chamber of Commerce executive for 2014 will consist of Jenn Filip, from CRE, as president, Tanya Gox, from T.F. Financial Services, as first vice-president, and Tony Metivier, from Staples Business Depot, as second vice-president. Past president for the Chamber is Dawn Anderson. Presentation

Chamber members heard about the workings of the Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce and Strathcona County Economic Development and Tourism at their Dec. 3 luncheon.

Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce is the fourth largest Chamber in Alberta, with 1,150 members, 16 elected members and seven staff. “We have great leadership from the pillars of the community,” said executive director Todd Banks. Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce events and projects include business awards, an education breakfast, golf tournament, parade, Students for Hire, a trade fair, curling funspiel, tourism, maps and information, and a visitor guide. “We work with the Alberta Chambers of Commerce and Canadian Chambers of Commerce for support of policies from members, and gather information for policy papers,” said Banks. Stats Canada figures show that the population of Strathcona County has grown by 12.1 per cent since 2006 to its current total of 92,490, and that in 2010, the average family income in Strathcona County was $144,425, $28,193 higher than the provincial average. “The average family income is roughly the largest in the region,” said Strathcona County economic development and tourism director Gerry Gabinet. Money Sense magazine ranked Strathcona County as the second best place to live in Canada in 2013 (with populations under 100,000), behind St. Albert and the fourth best place in Canada overall, behind Calgary, St. Albert, and Burlington, Ontario.

The number of new housing starts in Strathcona County as of Aug. 31 accounted for six per cent of all new housing starts in the region, while the number of new homes under construction as of September was 206. The average price of homes sold during the month of November (2013) was $425,264. Gabinet said Strathcona County is working with several developers on new retail projects. “There is a lot of competition for the retail dollars. A lot of people work elsewhere but they like to buy locally.” New industrial projects being proposed or planned for Strathcona County include a $900 million Williams Propane de-hydrogenation plant that will produce 1.1 billion pounds of polymer grade propylene annually that will either be shipped to the U.S. Gulf Coast or delivered to a propylene derivative plant in Alberta, an Air Products plant that will supply hydrogen to the Northwest Upgrader refinery, and a ATCO Power 400 magawatt natural gas-fired power station (14 km northeast of Fort Saskatchewan) to meet Alberta’s growing electricity demand. ATCO plans to begin construction activities in late 2014, with full operation expected in 2017. “These plants will mean more jobs for people living in Camrose,” said Gabinet. “They will be able to live in Camrose and commute back and forth.”


Lisa Hewitt performed during the A Down Home Country Christmas concert at the Bailey Theatre on Dec. 11. Special guests Myra Marshall, Camerata, Jason Vollrath and Bev Munro also helped bring the Christmas spirit to Camrose with familiar and new holiday songs.

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2014 Ford F-150 One of Canada’s premiere trucks

Craig Beddoes

By Dan Jensen The 2014 Ford F-150 pickup at Lamb Ford Sales maintains its reputation as one of Canada’s premier pickups. Powered by either a 3.7 litre V-6, a 5.0 litre V-8, a 6.2 litre V-8, or the hightech EcoBoost V-6, the Ford F-150 has all the power you need to get the job done. The standard 3.7 litre V-6 features dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder, plus twin-independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) technology. Ti-VCT allows for variable control of the intake and exhaust camshafts, optimizing combustion at full load to increase power and low- speed torque. It also enables variable valve overlap, which enhances fuel economy and improves cold-start operation with lower exhaust emissions. The available 5.0 litre Ti-VCT has the most horsepower (360) and torque (380 lb.-ft), plus the highest towing capacity of any smalldisplacement V-8 engine plus best-in-class payload. And it flexes all this muscle while delivering 14 litres per 100 km in the city and 9.7 litres per 100 km on the highway. Other notable fea-

tures are a high-strength aluminum engine block, optimized camshafts and 10.5:1 compression ratio to help maximize low-speed torque, and a cylinder head designed to increase airflow. The available 6.2 litre V-8 features power ratings of 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque – enough to easily tow a 5,125 kg trailer when properly equipped. Efficiency and durability are ensured by lightweight aluminum cylinder heads and pistons and a cast-iron block. The EcoBoost V-6 has an impressive maximum towing capability of 5,125 kg and offers up to 3,100 lbs of payload. Direct injection produces a cooler, denser charge that generates more power per every drop of fuel, while the two small air-toair intercooled turbochargers spool up much more quickly than a single large turbo. The EcoBoost® engine underwent over 1,900 hours of testing at full-boost conditions, as well as thermal testing to simulate 10 years of operation in the harshest environments. The standard electronically controlled 6-speed close-ratio transmission helps optimize power delivery for excellent fuel

economy. A selectable tow/ haul mode improves performance when towing or hauling heavy loads. It compensates for grade and load and reduces gear hunting, improving power delivery. Engine braking also helps slow the truck when descending hills. The available SelectShift® Automatic has two modes of operation — Progressive Range Select or Full Manual. Progressive Range Select lets you toggle on the shift lever to reduce the range of available gears while in Drive. Tap down into Range Select mode and the display shows the available gears and highlights the one in use. This feature allows you to limit the use of upper gears when heavily loaded or while towing on grades. Full Manual function lets you pull the shift lever into “M” for manual mode and use the same toggle switch to select the gear desired. The display will show the selected gear and the control system will lock the torque converter and hold that gear for a full manual transmission feel. F-150 has a cargo box volume of 2,302 litres (81.3 cu. ft.). The available tailgate step and box side steps, both class-exclusive fea-

tures, provide easier access to all that payload capability. Standard Trailer Sway Control (TSC) builds on the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®) system to help maintain trailer control through selective wheel braking and reduced engine torque. The electronic-locking rear differential, when engaged, locks the rear axle completely to provide maximum traction at both rear wheels at the same time. The electronic-locking rear differential is fully integrated with the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®) system to deliver excellent control when travelling on- or off-road. Interior The quiet environment inside the Ford F-150 owes much to the Ford 720-degree approach to noise reduction through sound engineering. Its stiff frame and body, shear-style body mounts, door seals, Quiet Steel® and a noise-absorbing headliner all work together to reduce unwanted noise and vibration. The class-exclusive fully flat load floor in the cargo compartment provides 1,569L (55.4 cu. ft.) of usable cab space. The seat cushion

folds up and out of the way and the doors swing wide open to allow easy access to this large amount of space. The available rearview camera uses a camera mounted in the tailgate to produce a large and bright real-time visual display in the interior rearview mirror. Or the visual is displayed on the available 8-inch MyFord Touch®20 LCD touch screen. The standard Personal Safety System™ uses the electronic crash-severity sensor, a restraint-control module, a driver’s seat position sensor, dual-stage front airbags, eight Front Passenger Sensing System, safety belt pretensioners, safety belt energy management retractors and front outboard safety belt usage sensors to help protect the driver and front seat passenger. The available Navigation provides voice-guided turn-by-turn directions and also your choice of fastest, shortest, or EcoRoute mode that instantly calculates the most fuel-efficient route. Features also include a full-colour 3D bird’s-eye view plus points of interest and the last destinations entered in the system.

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ism, Parks and Recreation. “Having a common plan will help us to align our efforts, maximize resources, make a stronger impact in the marketplace, diversify our economy and build Alberta.” The success of the Alberta Tourism Framework will be a team effort of Travel Alberta, government and industry partners. “Travel Alberta is look-

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Kaiser, president and CEO, Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association. “On behalf of our 866 members who provide lodging and hospitality to tourists, we are excited to work collaboratively with industry and government to achieve the goals of the strategy.” Mac Makenny, chair of the Alberta Strategic Tourism Council, said the tourism industry now has a

robust strategy to rally behind as it seeks to enhance the experiences of those who visit the province. “This framework for growth shows Alberta means business and provides us much greater opportunity to share our story with the rest of the world.” The Alberta Tourism Framework is available online.

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Food. Friends. Family. Festivity. Fun. Hope that your New Year’s celebration delivers them all. Thank you for your loyal support this past year. We look forward to seeing you again in the year to come.

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Sometime between Aug. 24, 2013 and Sept. 7, 2013, unknown person(s) gained entry to the Aero Storage compound and entered two RVs parked within the lot. Person(s) left the compound with a Yamaha generator and a television set they stole from the RVs. The investigation has not revealed the identity of the person(s) responsible for the offence, therefore the police are asking for your assistance through Crime Stoppers. If you have any information on this crime or any other crime which leads to an arrest, you qualify for a cash award of up to $2,000. Please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-TIPS or visit You do not have to reveal your identity. You may also send your tip via text message. Simply send your message to CRIMES (274637); start your text with TIP205 so it will be sent to the proper authorities. This will be sent anonymously to Crime Stoppers and you will receive a confirmation reply. Use your phone or computer! Help solve a crime! Be a Crime Stopper! Camrose and District Crime Stoppers is funded entirely by donations from organizations, businesses, and/or individuals. Donations may be mailed to: Camrose and District Crime Stoppers, Box 1474, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1X4. Tax deductible receipts will be provided.

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2013 January By Murray Green and Dan Jensen

As much as the coming of a new year is a time to look forward to an exciting and uncertain future, it is also a time to look back and reflect on what has happened over the past year. It has been an interesting year in the news provincially, nationally, and even internationally. It has also been a year filled with touching stories, important milestones, and significant issues locally. Here’s how those top stories unfolded this year in the pages of The Camrose Booster. 1 – Bawlf School staff member Vanessa Sheppard is challenging her students and other staff to help raise funds to send an athlete or two to the Special Olympics provincials this spring. 1 – With stray dogs becoming an increasing problem in Camrose County, council decided to add more patrols for 2013. Protective services manager Mike Kuzio recommended to council that Camrose County award Old MacDonald Kennels the animal control contract. 1 – Camrose County council agreed to apply for a Regional Collaboration Grant to study the former Village of New Norway water system infrastructure. A proposal seeking $50,000 will be sent to municipal affairs as a followup to confirm the costing that the County presented to the minister during the AAMDC convention in November.

8 – Former Olympic Games cross-country skiing gold medalist Beckie Scott instructs Faith Taylor, left, and Allyson Thain of Camrose of skiing techniques during a training camp for youth at the Stoney Creek Centre on Dec. 29. The camp was hosted by the Camrose

Ski Club and the Augustana Vikings. 8 – Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Verlyn Olson presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to Berdie Fowler. “I nominated her because she immediately came to mind as a great community builder in the WetaskiwinCamrose constituency,” said Olson. 8 – Former Camrose resident Lanette Prediger is out to prove she has what it takes to compete with the Canadian women’s skeleton team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Prediger earned a spot on Canada’s three-member Intercontinental Cup team last fall when she finished fourth in a pair of competitions at Calgary and Whistler.




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15 – Rose Country Realty Lepage agent Don Forestier dressed in fine style for the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser for the Camrose Women’s Shelter. About 44 men raised more than $43,000. 15 – Battle River School Division trustees voted in favour of undertaking a 15-week process to gather information, consult the public and review the positive and negative aspects of keeping both Lougheed School and Rosalind School operating beyond June 30 of this year.

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15 – It doesn’t have the same high profile as the annual Running of the Bulls in Spain, but there is no discounting the importance of the annual Canadian Bull Congress. “It is a must attend event on my calendar,” said Steve Kushnerik, a purebred Simmental breeder from the Round Hill area and the chair of the Canadian Bull Congress committee. “I am always looking for bulls for my own stock and the Bull Congress is a way for me to see what is out there.” 22 – The Camrose Physician Attraction and Retention Committee is hoping its recent success in recruiting new doctors to the community carries over into 2013. “We still need five, six or seven family doctors in this community, so I think it is really important that we keep the momentum going,” said committee chair and Camrose Primary Care Network executive director Stacey Strilchuk in a presentation to the Camrose Chamber of Commerce Jan. 9.





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22 – The Camrose Primary Care Network’s virtual Iditarod trek was launched with Deanna Roper and Jolene Johnsen leading participants in exercising and building snowmen. The virtual trek from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, will be taken by fitness participants from around Camrose until April 15. 22 – The Camrose Kodiaks added two new players to the line-up and launched another winning streak. Camrose had a seven- game winning streak snapped with two losses, but the Kodiaks are back on track with two recent victories.

“We had a lot of phone calls – because we have good young players, inquiring about guys we didn’t want to give up,” said Boris Rybalka, coach and general manager of the Kodiaks.

29 – Alberta Agriculture minister Verlyn Olson and Alberta education minister Jeff Johnson want students in this province to receive a good learning experience. The education minister was on a tour of surrounding school boards and stopped in Camrose to meet with the Battle River School Division. “We get out regularly to visit the school boards. Camrose and some of the surrounding boards are ones I haven’t spent time one on one with yet,” said Mr. Johnson. 29 – It’s only fitting that Panhandle Productions hired country superstar Tim McGraw to close out the Big Valley Jamboree, Aug. 4. After all, coming in to close when the pressure is high is a family tradition. McGraw’s famous father Frank “Tug” McGraw was a Major League Baseball closer for 19 years with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. 29 – Zetsen Master Builders will be teaming up with a number of Camrose contractors and suppliers this spring and summer to support the community building efforts of Battle River Community Foundation. The plan is to build a home in the Creekview subdivision using as many donated supplies and materials as possible.

February 5 – The development of a business plan was at the top of the Bailey Theatre Society agenda. “That is one thing that is absolutely necessary,” said Bailey Theatre Society president Judy McLean at the Society’s annual general meeting. “Having a business plan is crucial to the management and operational team.” 5 – The Augustana women’s basketball team and the King’s University Eagles shared first place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference when they each other in Edmonton. Augustana emerged with an 87-74 victory and backed that up with

an 80-71 win at home to gain sole possession of the top spot. 5 – Camrose and area athletes qualified for the Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games in Calgary, Feb. 13 to 16. “Zone 4 is sending 145 competitors to Calgary. We expect over 1,100 athletes to attend from across the province,” said Rose Snopek, Zone 4 publicity director from Camrose.

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February 12 – Augustana Vikings men’s basketball tamed the Grande Prairie Wolves in two straight victories with 93-87 and 86-76 wins on Feb. 1 and 2. Lee Danderfer led the offence with 20 points and Shayn Bruney chipped in with 19 in the first game. Danderfer again led the scoring for the Vikings in the second game by collecting 25 points. David Shantz added 20 points in support to give the Vikings four wins in two weekends. 12 – Augustana German professor and Humanities chair Dr. Kim Fordham Misfeldt was recognized as a 2013 3M National Teaching Fellow by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). 12 – Newly installed Chamber president Jenn Filip told those attending the organization’s annual meeting, at Camrose Regional Exhibition (CRE) that the Chamber will continue the implementation of a strategic plan while focusing on the evolving needs of members.

12 – Psychiatrist Dr. Suna Smith retired as clinical department head at St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Suna tried retiring four years ago, but when no doctor was found to replace her, she agreed to stay on. “I didn’t file my registrations, so I can’t change my mind like last time,” said Dr. Suna with a laugh. 19 – Three hundred and twenty of one thousand University of Alberta Augustana Campus students were awarded scholarships and awards for the 2012-13 academic year. Dillon Allan, of Camrose, a first-year Bachelor of Music student, was awarded a total of $4,800 for academic excellence, choral and leadership, funded by an Augustana Faculty Academic Entrance Scholarship, a University of Alberta Academic Excellence Scholarship, an Augustana Faculty Fine Arts Award in Choral, and an Augustana Faculty Leadership Award. 19 – Local auctioneer Doug Johnson was named the best at the Canadian All-around Auctioneering Championships in Calgary. The competition was held in conjunction with the Alberta Auctioneers’ Association annual convention.



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19 – The Cafe Voltaire at the Nordlys Film Festival provided the opportunity to enjoy live musical entertainment from local and regional musicians. Friday night entertainers included the duo of Aaron Olofson and Jessica Dostie, who performed a series of older songs from the fifties and sixties. 19 – “It’s time to get rolling, put wheels on the ground in Camrose County. Time to start connecting existing rural transportation services in Battle River Country.” That was the consensus of those representing several regional organizations who met by teleconference on Thursday, February 7, and a subsequent meeting at Camrose County on Friday, February 8. 26 – Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament for Crowfoot, on behalf of the Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Max McLean Arena under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). 28 – The City of Camrose announced it would be welcoming a six-member delegation from Yichun, China, March 24. “We will be presenting each member of the delegation a small gift,” said Camrose Academy of Curling Society member Ken Duggan in a presentation to City council Feb. 19.



28 – The Camrose Cubs bantam hockey team defeated Castor to advance to the provincial hockey tournament in Cold Lake on March 14 to 17. Camrose blanked Castor 3-0 in the first game of the series with Castor. Halley Hay, Brooke Broughton and Jillian MacWilliam scored for the Cubs, while goalie Ocean Selby stopped 24 shots to post the shutout.

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5 – The University of Alberta, Augustana Campus celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Community Awards Program. It was launched in 1973 to assist in making post-secondary studies possible for students with limited resources and to attract students. 12 – Months of preparation came to a head when the About Time Productions’ theatre production program presented its 2013 musical, Once Upon a Mattress. “Everybody was really looking forward to getting back on the stage,” said About Time Productions artistic director Cathie Johnson. 12 – City council tabled until June 17 a bylaw to redistrict a pair of lots at 3505- and 3605-50 Street from R2-R2L single family residential district to I institutional district. The tabling gave City administration time to prepare a pair of reports for council consideration. The first would outline the amount of time required to complete an area redevelopment plan or concept plan for area constrained by the two railroad lines and the ring road.

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12 – Camrose Kodiaks rookie forward Tanner MacMaster was named the Alberta Junior Hockey League Rookie of the Year. He received the Dick White Trophy prior to the start of the playoffs. “I was kind of surprised. I came into the league wanting to develop and pursue my opportunities,” said Tanner. “I had a good season with the Kodiaks and hopefully that will continue into the playoffs.” 12 – University of Alberta, Augustana Campus presented Mark Ravenhill’s play, Shoot. Get Treasure. Repeat. Director Kevin Sutley led the cast into an epic series of short plays exploring human resilience.

19 – The light at the end of the tunnel was taking its time to appear for the Battle River School Division. BRSD’s total government funding was $67,556,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year starting Sept. 1, down 1.5 per cent from the 2012-13 estimate of $68,553,000.

19 – In most sports you have a training camp or preseason period to work yourself into mid-season shape. Not so in rodeo. However, the cowboys and cowgirls looked like they were ready for the long season ahead by turning up at the Camrose Spring Classic Pro Rodeo with the attitude of performing well for the local fans. 19 – The province announced it will host the newest pro-cycling event on the international cycling circuit. The Tour of Alberta Pro-Cycling Festival was scheduled to be held Sept. 3 to 8. 26 – Farmers’ Advocate Peter Dobbie came up to the first anniversary in his position. He updated local landowners about his role at the Alberta Surface Rights Federation’s annual general meeting, at the Norsemen Inn in Camrose.

26 – Lorne Zingbeil, left, and Clare Lund measure two rocks in a close battle between Wetaskiwin and Camrose teams during the ladies’ floor curling tournament at the Mirror Lake Centre. 26 – Due to the appointment of Alberta’s first property rights advocate (the first such office in Canada) the government claimed that Albertans can now get information to help them with property rights problems. However, frustrated landowners at the Alberta Surface Rights Federation annual general meeting didn’t receive the patronage appointment with a lot of optimism. 26 – Diagnostic imaging professional Marcy Humphrey, of the Covenant Health St. Mary’s Camrose Hospital, was honoured with the Sisters of Providence award at the Milestones Long Service Celebrations Banquet. “Each person here realizes that you have gone the extra mile in making a difference to all those that we serve,” said Cherylyn Antymniuk, executive director of St. Mary’s.

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April 2 – There was good news and bad for the City of Camrose in the provincial budget handed down by Finance Minister Doug Horner in the Alberta legislature. The good was that the basic municipal transportation grant and the Green Trip funding had been increased.

2 – Everett Silvertips, general manager and interim head coach Garry Davidson presented former Camrose Minor Hockey player Landon Oslanski with the team co-MVPs award that he earned along with Josh Winquist. Landon, as a defenceman, scored 17 goals and picked up 31 assists for 48 points in the regular season. 2 – Battle River Bus is the little engine that could. Camrose County council kept the wheels on the bus going around by adding funding to the pilot project. The transportation system will start the day in Bashaw and make stops in Ferintosh, Edberg, New Norway and Duhamel before arriving in Camrose. 9 – It was a big time video production that earned Bashaw the prize of having the Small Town Saturday Night concert in its community on April 27. Travel Alberta and the Big Valley Jamboree announced that the Town of Bashaw emerged as the grand prize winner. The clip garnered over 30 per cent of the 55,000 online votes cast, earning the town the privilege of hosting the concert in the Bashaw Arena. 9 – Camrose and area producers presented Crowfoot Member of Parliament Kevin Sorenson with a pair of petitions asking the federal government to place a moratorium on genetically modified alfalfa and support Bill C-257, which calls for mandatory labelling of all genetically modified foods in Canada. Takota Coen, a farmer from the Ferintosh area, asked Sorenson during a sign-waving rally, to present the petitions to the House of Commons.

9 – The funding details for the Rotary Youth Centre were solidified. Camrose City council agreed to have the City pay the project’s previously unbudgeted development charge of $54,498.30. The development fund charge is levied on all projects.

16 – Students and their parents presented a 2,800 signature petition to the Battle River School Division asking that the superintendent of schools eliminate sections of an administrative procedure scheduled to take effect in schools in September of 2014. 16 – Jim Sawchyn was granted his wish. The retired Camrose ultra sound technician joined the Flying Doctors of Canada and was given an ultra sound machine to use in El Salvador. This year, he received a second machine, so the team could help even more people.





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7 – You know spring has officially arrived when the City of Camrose releases the swans. City of Camrose parks staff returned four trumpeter swans to Mirror Lake and two Polish mute swans to Duggan Pond. 7 – What do a widow from Niger, Africa, and the Kingman Marketing Group (a local group of farmers) have in common? For one thing, they both rely on the land for their livelihood. But, they are also connected through the work of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. 14 – Pat Mader Mundel formed the Afternoon Film Club to provide people with a matinee classic to watch, as well as a social and intellectual outing. “I’m a big fan of the Nordlys Film Festival and the Bailey Theatre is such a great venue for events like that. It got my brain percolating on what can we do to create some other interesting film-based initiatives,” said Pat.


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7 – The Camrose Police Service devoted more manpower to solving theft from motor vehicle cases and to educating people on how to avoid becoming victims. After being identified as a priority, the police service stepped up its patrol in problem areas of the city.

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14 – The new performing arts centre was beginning to take shape. Crane operators and construction workers from Clark Builders gave Camrose audiences a show by lifting into place the steel girders for the building’s 80-foot fly tower. “The fly tower is where all the rigging is,” said project manager Michael Madsen. “It’s called the fly tower because it is from there that they fly the sets, the draperies and all the other aerial things that they do in a theatre.” 14 – The Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta added men’s and women’s soccer and golf programs starting this fall. The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) ratified Augustana’s application to join the league in soccer and golf during its annual general meeting at Lakeland College. Golf competition was scheduled to begin in September, 2013, and soccer in September, 2014 after one year of exhibition play and team development.

21 – Lucy reported for duty. The specially selected canine is a fully trained service dog, that assists volunteer advocates in helping victims of crime and tragedy. “This is the first dog in Camrose and in the province (second in Canada) to be trained in victim services. We have had Lucy for almost a month and, so far she has settled into her new job nicely,” said Const. Matt Wilton, forensic identification specialist and crime prevention officer.

21 – The Edmonton Blackhawks needed an extra inning to beat the Camrose Axemen 5-1 in North Central Alberta Baseball League action on Harry Andreassen Field at Kin Park. Camrose scored first in the fifth inning when catcher Ryan Borman crossed the plate. Edmonton fought back with one in the sixth, which eventually led to an extra inning. 21 – There wasn’t an empty seat at the third annual Camrose City and County Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Camrose Regional Exhibition. 28 – City council approved a 3.6 per cent increase in municipal taxes at its regular meeting on May 21. The City will collect a total of $20,762,219 from owners of residential, farm and commercial properties to fund the 2013 general operating and capital budgets using a residential and farmland tax rate of 7.5477 and a non-residential tax rate of 12.2945.

28 – The sixth annual June Johns Memorial Mayor’s Walk/Run around Mirror Lake attracted 61 participants who raised more than $6,595 for the Camrose Boys and Girls Club. “For the third straight year Shayne Marshall and his family raised the most money for our club,” said executive director Rees James. “Over the past three years, the Marshalls have raised over $8,000.” 28 – A trip to Nicaragua to stay at a beach house and lounge around all day wasn’t that appealing to Camrose United Church member Cathy Dobbie. However, when her grandson Dylan informed her it was a working holiday and that she would be staying in a remote part of the country and helping Nicaraguan children, well that was a different story.

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June 4 – City council had no shortage of information to consider prior to making a decision on whether it wanted to approve third reading of a bylaw that changed the districting of property at 3505 and 3605-50 Street from R2-R2L single family residential to I institutional district and clear the way for a new Catholic church.

their community and country this summer. Rotary decided to instill pride within the city by doing a little flag waving. Members wanted to see flags in front of every house to show off the Canadian colours.


4 – Minister of Education Jeff Johnson, students and representatives from the Battle River School Division (BRSD) broke ground for the new Bawlf School. Minister Johnson said while it is important to celebrate school groundbreakings, it is not just about infrastructure. 4 – The University of Alberta presented degrees to 160 of this year’s 180 Augustana Campus graduates during a spring convocation ceremony in Camrose. 11 – The Relay for Life returned to the Camrose Composite High School track where the event started 12 years ago. It started on June 21 at 7 p.m. with the opening ceremonies and survivor lap. “Our goal is to have 15 teams and right now we have 12. We want to build it back up to the way it was when it first started,” said team coach Janice Maier. “We want it to be fun again.” 11 – Ohaton resident Tony Metivier got stuck in his driveway one day and that didn’t sit well with the Camrose businessman. Tony approached Camrose County about his thoughts of access water and slow construction in his community.




11 – Annie Banack threw out the first pitch to open the new baseball diamond in Round Hill that was officially named Stanley Field in honour of her late husband. The community celebrated with an old time Country Fair and a ball tournament. 18 – When it comes to responding to a fire or an emergency, there is no room for indecision. “Firefighters need to be able to respond to the situation in front of them and react immediately, almost without having to think,” said Camrose Fire Chief Peter Krich. “They need to be trained so that they aren’t standing around deciding what has to be done next.” 18 – The Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak wanted local residents to be proud of





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25 – Camrose Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centre tourism consultants at the Bill Fowler Centre introduced Camrose and area residents to the many events and attractions that are happening here at home this summer during the ninth annual Be a Tourist In Your Own Town Week. “We have an exciting week planned with lots of events and activities,” said Kirsten Rudolph, a consultant who has just completed her second year of an English program at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus. 25 – Camrose Camerata received another major award. The singing group was the star of the Camrose and District Music Festival and earned the Lions Rose Bowl. The local adult chamber choir placed first in the provincial level competition for choirs aged 19 and older. The Alberta competition is judged based on a recording submitted to the provincial festival organizers for adjudication. Camerata won its category, and received a plaque in recognition, as well as $500, donated by Olds Kiwanis Music Festival and the Provost Music Festival.



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2 – Students in Ecole Sifton’s Grade 6 Junior Achievement program planted Laurel Leaf willow, Snowy mountain ash and Dakota birch trees, and a Miss Kim lilac bush in the school’s reflecting park on the final day of school. The trees and lilac bush were purchased by the students with the profits from their business – The Balloon Bakers – which sold baking, popcorn, lemonade and balloons during the school’s sports day. 2 – Camrose resident Alan Ford announced he would be riding his bike in support of the Camrose Family Literacy Program’s Books for Babies and Read to Me Story Bags programs in the 2013 Tour de l’Alberta.




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2 – A plaque on the Ohaton Bell Tower that celebrates the contributions the United Church made to the hamlet and surrounding area during its time of operation was unveiled by former church trustees Gwen Sheets, Marvin Rhyason and Donald MacLeod. “We felt that the plaque would be most visible on the bell tower,” said Sheets.

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9 – Rotary Club of Camrose president Shirley Rostad, Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA Verlyn Olson, Russell Hawkins, representatives from the Sixth Camrose Scouts and several others from the community who provided donations of time, labour, money and materials watched on Canada Day as Ron Grue opened the new Rotary Youth Centre by sawing through a ceremonial plank of wood. “This a facility for a lot of kids in our community,” said Rostad. 9 – Camrose and area residents joined with people from across Alberta in walking the Mirror Lake trail system to support the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. 9 – The Village of Bittern Lake celebrated the completion of improvements to its pumphouse and drinking water distribution system.

9 – Quilting from the Heart, a 13-year-old business owned by Ardelle and Roger Kerr, was featured in the summer issue of The Canadian Quilter, a quarterly magazine published by The Canadian Quilters’ Association. “It’s a magazine that’s seen by almost everybody who belongs to the Canadian Quilters’ Association,” said Ardelle.

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16 – The Battle River Writing Centre received a grant of $25,000 from the New Horizons for seniors program to publish a book Life Happens, Beautiful Stories from Adversity. The book features stories by about 20 different writers about people in Battle River Country who have overcome difficulties in their lives. 16 – Crowfoot Member of Parliament Kevin Sorenson was named Minister of State for Finance by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.. 16 – The Camrose Cardinals were declared winners of the Special Olympics ball tournament in Camrose.

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23 – The University of Alberta announced it would be presenting an alumni honour award to Ken Eshpeter in recognition of his contribution to the community. 23 – Edmonton CTV weatherman Josh Classen explained summer weather patterns to a large crowd at the Camrose Wildlife Stewardship Society series in the Stoney Creek Centre. 23 – The Camrose Horticultural Society celebrated its 100th anniversary by hosting a Rose City Rose and Lily Show. 30 – Camrose County Reeve Don Gregorwich and 13 other contestants took the bull by the horns to fight family violence. And although the reeve earned the right to ride Brahmacross steer Wild West Willie as the parade marshall in the Big Valley Jamboree parade, the real winners were the Family Violence Action Society and the people who use its programs. All 14 people vying for the privilege to ride Wild West Willie raised $5,524 for the various adult and children’s programs FVAS offers.

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Mayor Chalmers and youth from Kamifurano

6 – The valued friendship between the City of Camrose and the Town of Kamifurano, Japan, continued as local residents greeted a group of community leaders and junior high school students at the Camrose Resort Casino. “Since the friendship started back in 1986 with former mayor Rudy Swanson, we have enjoyed many visits,” said Camrose Japan Friendship Society president Michiko Rasmussen. “We hosted high school students at first and have enjoyed the Kamifurano friendship ever since.” 6 – Alberta Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk announced $500,000 in provincial funding for festivals and events surrounding the Tour of Alberta during a press conference at the Bill Fowler Centre. 6 – Ten professors from Llianhe University of Arts and Science in the Gansu province of China spent two weeks at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus attending lectures on second language pedagogy, educational psychology and Canadian culture. 6 – Camrose played host to the twenty-first annual Big Valley Jamboree. Neal McCoy put on a great show to start the weekend off on the right note.

6 – Alberta Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk announced $500,000 in provincial funding for festivals and events surrounding the Tour of Alberta during a press conference at the Bill Fowler Centre. “The Tour of Alberta will be an incredible celebration of Alberta culture as we and the world watch top international athletes compete in our ow beautiful back yard,” said Klimchuk. “The Tour of Alberta is a wonderful opportunity for our communities and our province to shine.” 6 – Camrose played host to the twenty-first annual Big Valley Jamboree. Neal McCoy put on a great show to start the weekend off on the right note.

13 – Camrose City council gave its approval to an updated Camrose Performing Arts Centre budget of $19,338,320. The budget included sustainability initiatives of $1,063,320 that are being funded by the University of Alberta, as well as the cost and funding proposed addons totalling $275,000.



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YEARS IN BUSINESS 20 – Camrose golfer Andrew Harrison won the juvenile division at the Canadian Junior Boys’ Championship in Sudbury, Ontario. 27 – The Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta was facing some tough decisions on budgets and staffing. “All of the faculties in the university are going to have to play their part in reducing the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year by $56 million,” said Augustana dean Dr. Allen Berger. “We haven’t heard from the provost what portion of that $56 million will belong to Augustana as a target but I anticipate we will have to do our share.” 27 – Twenty-two of the best 50 and up gofers from across Alberta and some parts of the United States teed off at the Camrose Golf Course in a pre-qualifying event for the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic. 27 – Former local minor football player and Camrose Composite High School Trojan Tyler Henry cracked the University of Alberta Golden Bears lineup at the wide receiver position. 27 – The Camrose Sea Serpents swimming club garnered 114 medals to dominate a regional meet in Sherwood Park.


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13 – Crowfoot Member of Parliament Kevin Sorenson joined central Alberta producers in celebrating the first anniversary of marketing freedom in a program at Little Red Hen Mills just south of Camrose. 20 – The Camrose branch of the Royal Canadian Legion asked for the help of the City of Camrose in finding a new location for its cenotaph. The cenotaph will have to be moved when the Legion goes from its current location on 48 Avenue’s south service road to its new home in the former Knights of Columbus Hall.



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3 – County council declined an invitation by Mayor Marshall Chalmers to begin discussions on the sharing of tax revenue from the proposed Cargill facility. “The more we learn the more we want to know about this idea of (taxation) sharing,” said Reeve Gregorwich. “We are just going to keep gathering information and as time goes on we will put together a strategy.” 3 – Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute began a new year with an enrolment of 55 students, up from 47 in the fall of 2012. Thirty seven were in their first year, 13 were in their second and five were in their third.

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3 – Camrose’s Brando Evangelista received a 2013 Outstanding Manager of the Year award from McDonald’s Canada. The award is one of McDonald’s top honours and is presented to select restaurant managers across the country for consistent and outstanding performance. 3 – The Camrose Sea Serpents earned 32 medals, 17 of which were of the golden variety, to place well at the provincial meet in Edmonton. 10 – A total of 1,009 students made their way back to classes when the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta began its fall semester. “The number is a little below what we had at this time last year but we are still dealing with about a half dozen to a dozen students who have not yet made their commitment,” said Augustana assistant dean, external relations, Tim Hanson. 10 – Division 6 Camrose County councillor Vern Peterson decided to retire after serving for 24 years.


how much Camrose has to offer in the way of arts, learning, sports, recreation and volunteer opportunities. 10 – Camrose County councillors voted to provide a Business Incentive Grant to increase business development and permanent employment.

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10 – The small community of Armena celebrated Labour Day with its third annual Community Market Fair, an event that showed off the best of what country life has to offer. 17 – The Camrose Open Door Association announced that it would be closing Cafe Connections. “We want to put our focus more on housing and supports,” said Camrose Open Door executive director Randal Nickel. “We feel that providing a safe place to stay will make the most difference to the youth we serve in terms of their health, wellbeing, schooling and employment.”

Bethany Group president Denis Beesley, Kevin Sorenson, Verlyn Olson and City councillor Max Lindstrand.

17 – Crowfoot Member of Parliament Kevin Sorenson and WetaskiwinCamrose MLA Verlyn Olson announced $9.6 million in funding from the $121 million Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement for a project that will create an additional 40 new affordable housing units for low income seniors at Rosealta Lodge. 17 – Roads and streets, public transit and transportation in general were topics most on the mind of Camrosians according to a citizen satisfaction syndicated survey conducted by Ipsos Reid.

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10 – Slovakian speedster Peter Sagan was the overall Tour of Alberta leader after the first two days. The rocket fast Sagan led the Cannondale team to victory in both the prologue time trial in Edmonton and the first road stage. He completed the 159 km trip from Strathcona County to Camrose in a time of three hours, 22 minutes and 17 seconds. 10 – The seventh annual Community Registration Night at the Camrose Field House was a chance to see

17 – Scott Allread of Calgary’s Elbow Springs Golf Club and Camrose Golf Course pro Bill Penny won the senior and super senior PGA Alberta golf tournament in Camrose. Allred shot a 142 and parred both rounds, while Penny had a score of 147.

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September 17 – Marissa Adams was named Miss Teen Central Alberta. 24 – Cargill agreed to provide $4 million in compensation to the City of Camrose for the cost associated with the advancement of waste water infrastructure services. City council gave its approval to a water services agreement that will see the City of Camrose provide raw lake water to the Cargill canola crushing facility for a period of 30 years and accept the facility’s waste water. 24 – Kerry Rajotte started her job as manager of the Camrose Performing Arts Centre. Rajotte spent over three years managing the 80-year-old 256-seat theatre in Fergus, Ontario. Before that she spent four years in marketing for Kitchener’s 2,000-seat Centre in the Square and three years with the 300-member Grand Philharmonic Choir after she earned a BFA in visual arts from the University of Toronto.




Students at the playground.

24 – Phase I of the new playground at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Kingman was officially opened. The playground was funded with $50,000 from the federal government’s Enabling Accountability program, $20,000 from the Camrose County legacies program, and donations from students, staff and parents from the Cornerstone and Kingman community. Canadian Recreation Solutions donated equipment and labour valued at $10,000.


1 – B.H. (Berdie) Fowler, co-founder of The Camrose Booster passed away on Sept. 23 at the age of 93 years. 1 – Central Agencies celebrated 50 years in business by hosting a noon lunch. 1 – City council directed administration to look at traffic calming initiatives and their associated costs for 43 Avenue west of Kin Park and 47 Avenue in front of the Gardner Kids’ Campus day care centre. 1 – The Camrose Fish and Game Association celebrated the completion of improvements at the Pleasure Island Fish Pond. 8 – Candidates for the position of Camrose mayor, Camrose City Council, Camrose County Council, Battle River School Division trustee and Elk Island School Division trustee had the opportunity to introduce themselves to voters during a Camrose Chamber of Commerce election forum. 8 – The Camrose branch of ATB Financial joined with the other 170 branches to celebrate the 75th anniversary of banking in the province. 8 – Camrose Police Service dog handler Const. Matt Rolfe and German Shepherd Mishka placed second out of


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8 – Alberta NDP leader Brian Mason and Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith squared off in the third in a series of debates over some of the province’s most pressing issues in the chapel of the Augustana Faith and Life Centre.


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8 – Camrose and District Centennial Museum, the Camrose and District Craft Centre, Chuck MacLean Arts Centre, Camrose Public Library and the Bailey Theatre staged activities during the Alberta Culture Days celebration.

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October 8 – The Camrose branch of the Alberta Agriculture Financial Services Corporation gave the Colin and Randal Huseby family, of Gladstone, the opportunity to enjoy a meal in the field. Instead of sandwiches, the Husebys enjoyed roast beef, chicken, potatoes, corn, various salads and several desserts. 8 – Battle River Community Foundation announced plans to honour outgoing Alliance mayor Muriel Fankhanel during a Community Builders’ dinner. 15 – Camrose County council agreed to extend a water line from Hay Lakes to Armena.

Janet Tisdel

15 – Jenny’s Shuttle Service was booking seats for one-way or return trips to Edmonton and the airport to fill a void in the transportation system. “Right now I’m running from Camrose to Edmonton but in the future I want to expand to include an east and west line to take everyone to Leduc and from there go to Edmonton,” said company founder Janet Tisdel. 15 – Covenant Health St. Mary’s Hospital was getting ready to celebrate Canadian Patient Safety Week, the theme of which was Ask, Talk and Listen. 15 – Mayor Marshall Chalmers proclaimed World Cerebral Palsy Day.

22 – Camrose Fire Department, Camrose Police Service and Camrose EMS responded to a call of an airplane that had skidded off the runway as part of an Airport Emergency Response Plan exercise.


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22 – Camrose Association for Community Living had a good turnout for its annual Charity Auction at Camrose Regional Exhibition. 22 – A September student count indicated that there are areas within Battle River School Division that are experiencing popula-

tion growth, which is good news for local schools and communities. Last spring, BRSD was projecting a drop of about 80 students for the fall. Happily, strong numbers at the elementary school level have meant that this year’s overall enrollment has stayed virtually unchanged.

Brooklyn Jober Sutherland and Nikki Kontek on a hay ride.

22 – The inaugural Scarecrow Festival put on by City Center Camrose and The Camrose Booster gave community residents the opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall season and see what local businesses have to offer. 22 – Students and faculty at the Augustana campus of the University of Alberta joined the social movement Idle No More in celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 that granted indigenous peoples in British North America rights to the land they inhabited. 22 – The Toastmasters Club of Camrose celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Best Western Camrose Resort Casino.

29 – Norm Mayer was elected to a four year term as mayor of the City of Camrose. Agnes Hoveland, Bill Sears, Kevin Hycha, PJ Stasko, Max Lindstrand, Wayne Throndson, Ray McIsaac and Greg Wood were elected as City councillors. In the County, Don Gregorwich reclaimed his seat on council as the representative for Division 3. Lorrie Sitler and Norm Erickson were elected to the Battle River School Division board of trustees, while Ron Baier reclaimed a position on the Elk Island Catholic school board. 29 – Cargill presented a cheque for $1 million to the University of Alberta Augustana faculty-led fundraising campaign for the Camrose Performing Arts Centre. “This is a contribution and an investment that Cargill is making,” said Cargill Grains and Oilseeds commercial manager Ken Stone.. “We all share a role in building a sustainable, thriving community, and Cargill is delighted to have partners like yourselves to be able to do this.”

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5 – Battle River Community Foundation paid tribute to Kevin and Ally Gurr at its Community Builders’ dinner for all they have done to make Camrose a better place in which to live. 5 – Camrose RCMP were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 21 approximately eight km south of Highway 13. A southbound SUV lost control on an icy patch of roadway and collided with a northbound pickup truck. The 64-yearold female driver if the SUV was pronounced dead on the scene. The 34-year-old male driver of the pickup truck was transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was treated and released. 5 – The Royal Canadian Legion was renovating the old Camrose Golf Course clubhouse and Knights of Columbus building with an addition for hall space. They were expecting to move into the new building at the end of November or beginning of December.

Kendall Severson, chair, and Lorrie Sitler, vice chair, BRSD.

5 – Kendall Severson was named chair of the Battle River School Division board of trustees at the board’s organizational meeting. 5 – A pair of infamous sandals as well as numerous other auction items were being lined up for auction at Sahakarini’s fundraising dinner.

12 – Dr. John Anderson, Dr. Beth Balshaw, Dan Olofson and Max Lindstrand were scheduled to be inducted into the Camrose Composite High School Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame was started to recognize former students and teachers who have established themselves as leaders in their chosen vocations and who have made significant contributions to society, to celebrate the school’s proud history, and to inspire current students to challenge themselves in their future careers and in service to others. 12 – The Camrose Primary Care Network was asking individuals to tell about their relationships with their family doctor, as well as their experiences with their family doctor’s office. “We know the impor-

tance of positive relationships between patients and their family doctors, who are the most responsible providers of their primary care,” said Camrose PCN director Stacey Strilchuk. 19 – The Battle River School Division board of trustees accepted the resignation of newly-elected member Jim Andre at a special meeting. Andre came under fire after the Oct. 21 election, when it was learned that he had tweeted inappropriate remarks on twitter. 19 – Shocked, astounded, impressed and pleased were some of the words Garry Zetsen used to describe Zetsen Master Builders’ 2013 Charity Home Build that raised $102,758,44 for the establishment of endowments with Battle River Community Foundation in support of Reading University, Camrose Minor Sports and the Learning Together program.


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26 – The members of Messiah Lutheran Church opened their arms to a new refugee family. Paula Valencia and her daughter, Sara Castro, fled Colombia after members of their family were murdered by Colombian guerillas. 26 – An addition to the Cornerstone Christian Academy, which will more than double the size of the school, was dedicated. The addition will add 14,400 square feet to the school and includes a library, six classrooms, cafeteria and lunch area, gym storage, washrooms, and change facilities. 26 – The Churchmice Players were putting finishing touches on the production of The Christmas Story. 26 – A Canadian Federation of Independent Business study revealed that the average tax gap between residential and commercial property in Alberta has jumped 53 per cent since 2003. 26 – Augustana’s sports teams, in partnership with Bra Necessities, raised more than $3,200 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


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Retired Judge Harry Gaede with Natasha and Larissa Hepp.

26 – Retired judge Harry Gaede shared his life story with eager University of Alberta Augustana Campus students during Human Library sessions.





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The $1,500 Grand Prize Winner of the Stamp Around City Center Camrose draw is

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Presenting Donna with her winnings is City Center Camrose manager, Carole-May Coty. Donna can spend her $1,500 at any of the participating businesses in the Stamp Around City Center Camrose promotion.


Stamp Around City Center Camrose WAS A ROARING SUCCESS!

Shopping and doing business in City Center Camrose is always enjoyable and rewarding. This promotion makes it even more exciting! Congratulations to our weekly prize winners, who each won $100.00 to spend at their favourite City Center Camrose business!

Week 1 Winner: Teresa Bevans, Camrose Week 2 Winner: Gwen Graftaas, Sherwood Park Week 3 Winner: Frances Guertin, Leduc Week 4 Winner: Sue Hosford, Camrose Week 5 Winner: Alice McLaren, Camrose Week 6 Winner: B Jean Duggan, Camrose

December 3 – Crowfoot Member of Parliament Kevin Sorenson was encouraging local businesses to consider selling their goods and services to the Government of Canada by responding to the Build in Canada Innovation Program Call for Proposals. “Our government’s top priority is creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity,” said Sorenson. “Our job is to fuel the entrepreneurial spirit in Canada, and this new Call for Proposals will help kick-start Canadian businesses and get their innovative products and services from the lab to the marketplace.” 3 – Local residents were being encouraged to help the Camrose NeighborAid Centre’s food bank by participating in the seventh annual Stuff an Ambulance event organized by Alberta Health Services and Camrose EMS. 3 – The EmBellish Handbell Choir, Camrose Camerata and the Camrose and Area Children’s Choirs were preparing for their annual concert of music in a Lessons and Carols setting.

3 – Two Camrose Covenant Health St. Mary’s Hospital nurses returned from helping perform live-saving surgery in the Congo. Tammy Grose and Arlene McLean were at Pointe Noire in the Republic of the Congo, where they volunteered their nursing skills for two weeks aboard the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, The African Mercy. 3 – Thirteen Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute students were preparing for mission trips to Israel/Palestine, Mongolia, Ethiopia. 3 – The Boomtown Trail Community Initiative Society’s Bringing History and Culture to Life project was named recipient of the 2013 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. 3 – City Center Camrose members approved a five per cent increase in their 2014 downtown tax levy at the organization’s annual general meeting.

10 – Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan and the Camrose and Area Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee hosted a skills day for first and second year medical students who are attending the University of Alberta. The students (16 nursing, seven physio and 37 medical) worked at the STARS

mobile simulation unit, heart and stroke rehab, suturing, insertions/catherization and obstetrics stations prior to taking a tour of Camrose and enjoying an evening of dancing and a home-cooked meal in Round Hill. 10 – Members of the Hospice Society of Camrose and District were taking donations for sparkling bulbs that it was planning to place on a tree immediately east of the Bill Fowler Centre as part of the inaugural Lights to Remember campaign. 10 – Battle River Credit Union set a new record by allocating over 30 per cent of its 2013 profits to common share accounts.

10 – Hay rides, great shopping bargains, Christmas carollers and chance to meet Santa Claus were some of the things on the agenda during the Midnight Madness celebration in downtown Camrose. 10 – The Bawlf Wildcats junior high girls’ volleyball squad captured the division and regional competitions. 10 – Maven Boddy and the Golden Prairie 4-H Club, received a Battle River Watershed Alliance OTIS award for a riparian restoration project along the Battle River near Galahad. 10 – The Central Alberta Homeschool Choir and the Rosedale Valley Strings Orchestra were preparing for their See Amid the Winter Snow concert at Calvary Pentecostal Church.

17 – The Canada Curling Association announced it would be holding the Canada Cup at EnCana Arena in December of 2014. 17 – Camrose Chrysler made a donation of $50,000 to the Camrose Performing Arts Centre. 17 – City council passed a 2013 interim operating budget based on 60 per cent of 2013 expenditures of $45,376,712. 17 – The boards of directors of Battle River Credit Union and Caisse Horizon (Horizon) Credit Union confirmed that they have entered into formal discussions to investigate the amalgamation of their two credit unions. Once discussions have been successfully concluded, Battle River Credit Union will welcome the members, branches and staff of Horizon into its operations effective April 1, 2014.

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Kodiaks split weekend series with Mustangs By Murray Green

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Camrose Composite High School basketball players wait for a play to develop during the Boston Pizza Classic held in Camrose on Dec. 13 and 14.

The Camrose Kodiaks were caught up in the Christmas spirit as they gave two points away to the Calgary Mustangs in a 4-1 loss in Calgary on Dec. 21. The Mustangs scored first on a opening period power play. Camrose responded late in the middle frame with the man advantage. However, just over a minute later, the Mustangs regained their lead with another power play tally. Calgary scored twice in the third to put the game out of reach for the Kodiaks. Goalie Devin McDonald made 27 of 31 saves as the Mustangs out shot the Kodiaks 31-29. The Kodiaks grounded the Canmore Eagles 3-2 on Dec. 20, but it took a shootout to garner the victory. Ryan Huolt opened the scoring mid-way through the first period to take the lead into the dressing room. Canmore soared in the early part of the second and connected to tie the game. Cam Gotaas replied for Camrose to give them the lead before the period ended. The Eagles scored in the third to force overtime and then a shootout. Stefan Danielson and Brett Njaa scored for the Kodiaks, while McDonald stopped both of his shots. He turned away 40 of 42 shots directed his way. Canmore dominated in shots, 42-24. The next home games for the Kodiaks are on Jan. 3 and 4 when the Okotoks Oilers and Brooks Bandits play on backto-back nights in the EnCana Arena. The Brooks game will feature the annual Walk a Mile event hosted by the Camrose Women’s Shelter between periods. Camrose continues with a home stand on Jan. 10 when the Whitecourt Wolverines stop in for a visit and the Bonnyville Pontiacs play a Sunday 2 p.m. game in Camrose. Remember to get your Calgary Flames jersey ready for Joe Colborne night on Feb. 14. The Camrose Kodiaks will be retiring jersey number 12 that was worn last by Joe.

Curling club offers adult learning sessions Former

Kodiak on Spengler Cup team

By Murray Green

It’s never too late to learn the roaring game. The Rose City Curling Club will be holding a series of Adult Learn to Curl clinics every Monday at 7 p.m. from Jan. 6 to March 16. The game began on the frozen ponds of Scotland and has spread to almost every corner of the world where there is a sheet of ice on which to play. “In Camrose, we are fortunate to have a great facility and top quality ice,” said club board member Darryl Rott. “The Adult Learn to Curl program is a project developed by the executive with the purpose of providing an opportunity for Camrose and its surrounding communities an introduction to this active and highly social sport.” Curling can be an intimidating sport if you don’t have the skills in place to enjoy it. “We want people to learn proper techniques and we believe it will lead to more participation if they feel comfortable and have some skills. It’s the goal of the Adult Learn to Curl program to help people discover a sport that is not only an easy to get into, but relatively economical to play and is highly contagious and fun,” said Darryl. The program will start with the basics for beginners. “We will cover all of the basics including which foot to put the slider on and how to throw a rock without falling down,” said Darryl. “Each

By Murray Green

Murray Green, Camrose Booster The Rose City Curling Club is providing Monday after school and adult evening programs to encourage more participation.

evening will be spent entirely on the ice focussed on all the fun and fellowship that curling has to offer.” Although the curling club has had a significant role in recent years as host to various competitions at the provincial level, it wants to expand to the national level with the hosting of the Canada Cup of Curling next fall. “With 2014 being the current Olympic Winter

Games year, events like the Canada Cup and exposure to all sorts of regular televised events generates interest in the sport,” said Darryl. “We have local leagues and competitions and the Adult Learn to Curl program is a perfect resource for those wishing to get involved in this exciting sport, or at least learn what curling is all about.” The Adult Learn to Curl program will have a weekly

fee, but equipment will be provided to those who need it. “We want to make it easy for everyone to attend. If you miss a week because of commitments, then you can pick it up the next week. We have some brooms and sliders available for those who don’t have any,” said Darryl. For more information on the program and any curling leagues contact Ron at 780672-4152.

Former Camrose Kodiaks goalie Allen York was selected to play for Team Canada at the Spengler Cup, December 26 to 31 in Davos, Switzerland. He lost a tough 3-2 decision to the host Davos squad in the last opening round game for Canada. York left Camrose to play for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League. York was a two-time finalist for the ECAC Hockey Ken Dryden Award, presented annually to the league’s top goaltender. He was second in the league in goals against average and save percentage. York has played 11 games in the NHL, all in 2011-12 with Columbus, when he posted a 3-2-0 record with a 2.30 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. He is currently with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, the farm team for the Chicago Blackhawks.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS SEE THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTION STARTING ON PAGE 23 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. NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY FUN DANCE – 7:00 p.m. at Round Hill Community Centre. Raffle prizes (including an iPad mini), Silent Auction items and Potluck Dinner. Tickets $10/family at door or call Rebecca, 780672-0708. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP For those who have experienced the loss of a loved one Thursday evenings, 7 - 9 p.m. Jan. 16 - Mar. 13, 2014 Sponsored by Covenant Health St. Mary’s Hospital To register, please call Shelly Dalueg, 780-679-2793 by Jan. 15, 2014 BOOSTER ADS GET RESULTS

THANK YOU CARD OF THANKS – Thank you to all my family and friends who came from near and far to celebrate my 80th birthday. Many thanks for all your best wishes, cards, flowers, lotto tickets and gift cards. A thank you to Debbie Dolaney for her part as M.C., to Gloria Swain, Jean Gordash and Denise Zimmel for their kind words. Thanks to the CWL for serving the delicious lunch and to the Brausens for the cake. Your presence was very special to me and much appreciated. God bless you all. – Orlean Mickla

PERSONAL DRINKING A PROBLEM? Alcoholics Anonymous, call 780-672-9903. 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 LONELY 50-YEAR-OLD GENTLEMAN – Looking for a girlfriend. 780-672-2755, 780679-9228.

CLASS 1 WINCH TRUCK DRIVER and Class 1 Tractor Driver wanted for local company. Please fax resumé stating safety tickets, experience and commercial driver’s abstract to 780-662-3368. M E R I D I A N MANUFACTURING INC. is in need of One Labourer in Metal Fabrication, FT Permanent, $18.65/hr., 8 hr./day, 40 hr./ week. Benefits: Disability Insurance, Medical/Dental Insurance. Some secondary school education may be required. Must be able and willing to learn new equipment. Duties: Read and interpret work orders; Operate metal cleaning equipment such as wheelabrators, deburrers and shotblasters to remove excess welds, rust, scale and other material from surfaces of metal parts, castings and other metal products; Transport raw materials and finished metal product manually or using hoists or other devices; Clean work areas and equipment. Mail resumé to Business/ Work Location: Meridian Manufacturing Inc., 4232-38 St., C a m r o s e , A B T4V 4B2 . P h . 780-672-4516, or Fax: 780672-4759.

SERVICES 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. 780672-3142. BATTLE RIVER VETERINARY SERVICES Practice Limited to Companion Animals Experienced Professionals Providing Quality Care and Service 780-672-6999 5208-51 Avenue, Camrose

EMPLOYMENT WANTED 2ND BEST PAINTER IN TOWN – 30 years’ experience for all your painting needs. Call Rick the Painter, 780-672-0391. WILL BABYSIT – Have experience. Ph. 780-672-0165.

WANTED WILL ACCEPT OLD VEHICLES, machinery, scrap iron, etc. Car batteries (will pay for). Call 780-672-6917 or 780686-5211.


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Class 1, 2 or 4 Drivers for Taxi Less than 4 demerits Friendly personality Good driving habits, experience P/T, F/T, Days or Nights Police information check required ROSE CITY TAXI 780-672-1003

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. 780678-1847 (cell), Tom. LaCRIA TRUCKING Potable Water Hauling Residential, Commercial, Oilfield Gerald and Marla Steinwand, owners PHONE 780-679-9134 TOTAL FOOT CARE, 780-672-3993. Have a specially trained RN visit you. McTAVISH DELIVERIES LTD. Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated 780-672-5242, Camrose 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 J.D.’s SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, SALES & SERVICE – Ph. 1-780-672-7649. THE SHIRT OFF MY BACK TAILORING Full alteration and custom sewing service. Tues. - Fri. 10-6, Thurs., 10-8, Sat., 9-4 4937-49 Street, Camrose, AB (East of the Main Post Office) Ph. 780-672-4793




SERGER 788 PFAFF – In good condition, c/w accessories and owner’s manual, $250 obo. Ph. 780-679-4713.

NOW UPLOADED TO The Camrose Booster Website DAILY! CAMROSE MOOSE HALL FOR RENT Ideal for weddings, banquets, any celebration or special occasion. Call 780-672-2505 COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT - CAMROSE – 4,352 sq. ft. building, large lot, three overhead doors. Ph. 780672-5113. 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 MID-CITY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 1017197 Alberta Ltd. For All Your Rental Needs We have: • Duplexes • Houses • 4-Plexes • Condos •Apartments • Storage and more! Call 780-672-0662 for more info and listings or visit our ads on Kijiji ASPEN TERRACE Modern, spacious, clean Includes fridge, stove, dishwasher, in-suite washer/dryer Heat, hot water, parking included Pet friendly In quiet surroundings All amenities within walking distance One- and Two-bedroom suites available Call office 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday 780-672-8681 Visit us on Kijiji THREE-BEDROOM DUPLEX for rent in Valleyview. 2 1/2 bathrooms, laundry, garage, five appliances. Yard care and snow removal included. $1,250/ mo. No smoking, no pets. Ph. 778-874-1763. TOWNHOUSE CONDO – In superb location in Valleyview subdivision. Two master bedrooms, each with its own fourpiece bathroom, half bath on main floor. Comes with stove, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Detached double garage. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. Must have references. $1,500/mo. plus DD. Utilities not included.Available Feb. 1. Call Pat at 403309-2295.

VACATION RENTALS BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA HOME FOR RENT – Two bedrooms, two baths in adult golf course community. Fully furnished. Available Jan. 1, 2014. Call 780-719-9957.

LIVESTOCK/FEED BEEF UP YOUR CATTLE SALES – Advertise in The Camrose Booster. Phone 780672-3142. SM ALL , SQUAR E WHEAT STRAW BALES – Delivery available. Call 780679-3420.

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STEEL BUILDINGS STEEL BUILDING BARGAINS – Allocated discounts. We do deals. 30’x40’, 50’x60’, 100’x100’ and more. Total construction and blueprints available. w w w.go st e elb u i ld i ng s.c o m Source# 18X. Ph. 800-964-8335.

REAL ESTATE OLDER 1 1/2-STOREY four-bedroom home. Two-car garage, corner lot, Daysland. Taking offers. Ph. 780-374-3835. EXECUTIVE RANCH STYLE HOME – 3,760 total sq. ft. home on 8.5 acres, seven miles southwest of Killam. Six bedrooms, four bathrooms, two fireplaces, two decks, nine appliances, new oak floors up and carpet down. New bathrooms, counter tops and tile, attached garage. Mature shelter belt and professional perennial landscaping. Shop, barn, storage shed, fenced and more! $599,000. Call Marilyn O’Brien, 780-385-8686. WOW! GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY – Beautiful newer four-suite building in a quiet part of town. Live in one; rent the others. Ultra low maintenance, energy efficient, spare lot for future development. May consider house as part trade. Won’t last long! Ph. 780608-3131.

MISCELLANEOUS SEE THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTION STARTING ON PAGE 23 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.

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MVP Petrofield Industries, the Leader in manufacturing Hydrovac trucks, is accepng resumés for the following posions:

Former Camrose minor and high school football player Tylor Henry was named the University of Alberta Golden Bears football team most valuable player in his rookie season. Tylor led the CIS in receptions per game with 7.4 and yards at 688. He was the only rookie to crack the top 10 in receptions. Tylor also scored two touchdowns on kick returns.

Bountiful crops make 2013 a year for the history books Verlyn Olson, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

I think Alberta’s producers would disagree with the adage that 13 is an unlucky number as 2013 has been a record-breaker for many commodities grown in our province. Statistics Canada recently released the final crop production estimates and this year is truly a banner year. Total production of principal field crops is up more than 26 per cent from last year and total production of principal field crops is almost 27 million tonnes. Those crops would fill approximately 300,000 rail cars, making a train that is long enough to stretch from Edmonton to Acapulco, Mexico. Statistics Canada’s third quarter data was also recently released and it shows that from January to September of this year, the total farm cash receipts in Alberta was a record $9.1 billion. That’s up 2.1 per cent from the same time period in 2012. We are leading the nation and this is great news for all. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the lingo, farm cash receipts is the term for the cash income producers receive from the sale of agricultural commodities as well as direct program payments to support the agriculture sector. We all know how fickle Mother Nature can be and last year many producers were dealing with hail-damaged crops and dashed hopes. The 2012 growing season was a record-breaker with more than 11,000 claims totaling $460 million. This year, Mother Nature was a kinder, gentler soul to our producers. For Albertans, terrific crops are more than just a picturetaking moment. Once the fields are plucked and the bounty is in the bin, it might be easy to forget how powerful the industry actually is. Many tend to forget that Alberta is not just energy, it’s also agriculture. For producers, months of work is finally financially rewarded. That cash in hand is often spent in the smaller centers helping rural business owners survive and thrive. Some of those dollars end up in urban malls, restaurants, car dealerships and stores. Either way it’s a win-win for the Alberta economy, which hums along with few hiccups thanks to its residents. To ensure our economy continues to hum along, I am working diligently with my provincial and federal counterparts to ensure that the United States’ mandatory Country of Origin Labeling regulation is repealed. It is unnecessary and expensive for our producers and those costs will ultimately trickle down to consumers. For those of us who like to eat, and I know there are a few of us around, a great yield ensures that we can continue to indulge in many of the foods we love, and sell them to markets both near and far. We have much to be thankful for as we head into this busy Christmas season. I wish you all a wonderful holiday and all the best for a safe, healthy and wealthy 2014. If you have any questions or comments about this column or agriculture and rural development, I would like to hear from you. Please contact my office at (780) 427-2137 or follow me on Facebook ( and Twitter (

* General Labourers * Industrial Painters * Sandblasters * Material Handler * Automove Electrical Technician * Journeyman Welder / Apprence * 2nd Yr Welder with Aluminum experience Visit our website at: for more details. Our company has an enthusiasc fast-paced working environment, with advancement possibilies for the movated person, and offers an excellent benefit package. Fax 403-742-5544 Email:

Job Fair Friday, January 3 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Camrose’s newest restaurant, Stockmen’s Chophouse, is opening soon and needs energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, professional staff in all departments. If you’re ready to be part of this exciting opportunity, we want to hear from you. Tell us which area of the restaurant interests you and state your qualifications. Bring your resumé/cover letter, to our location next to the Camrose City Police headquarters (formerly Bono’s restaurant). Owners Jennifer and Jesse are looking forward to meeting you! 6404-48 Avenue, Camrose Phone 780-672-7872

Hiring Full-time Guest Services Agent


Centra Cam Vocational Training Association had a successful 50/50 draw thanks to the generous support of the community. The winner of $1,645 was Dalyce Sharlow, of Camrose, who purchased her ticket at the 2013 Festival of Trees. The funds raised from the raffle will go toward the cost of program related equipment in the new facility. Left to right are Centra Cam executive director Roxanna Skjonsberg, Centra Cam client Chris, Dalyce Sharlow, and Centra Cam clients James and Brad.

Minimum one year length of employment at a previous employer. Competitive wages. Must be able to work weekends. Four to five shifts per week depending on the candidate’s wishes. This position is primarily 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Part-time / Full-time Housekeepers Minimum one year length of employment at a previous employer. Competitive wages. Must be able to work weekends. Part-time is one to three days per week with one day being a weekend day. Full-time is five days a week with 75% weekends. Forward resumés to: or via fax: 780-679-4962 No phone calls please. Please indicate position applying for.

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Audio Video Unlimited is hiring! We need a full-time

4716-38 Street, Camrose • Phone 780-672-2452 Agriterra Equipment (formerly Selmac Sales) is one of North America’s largest AGCO agricultural equipment dealers, offering Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Gleaner and Rogator as mainline, with complementary products such as Bourgault and Morris Seeding and Tillage equipment and Cub Cadet Consumer Products. We provide our customers with new and used equipment, complimented with product support throughout our parts and service departments.


Reporting to: Service Manager Job duties and responsibilities include: • diagnose and inspect equipment for faults and malfunctions • repair and adjust equipment and replace defective parts • perform updates, pre-season delivery inspections, and pre-season inspections • complete work orders and enter technician notes into computer • order parts and provide quotes Job requirements and qualifications include: • ability to work with minimal supervision • standard Class 5 driver’s license • licensed Heavy Equipment Ag Technician or registered Ag Technician Apprentice • experience working on AGCO Agricultural Equipment an asset • possess problem solving skills • travel may be required We offer a competitive wage, full benefits package including health and dental coverage, and RRSP matching program. This position is also eligible for work boots and tools reimbursement. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be notified. We regret that we cannot accept phone calls regarding the status of an application. Please contact Branch Manager Blaine Heck at 780-672-2452 or

Flagstaff Regional Solid Waste Management ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT FRSWMA is currently seeking an Administration Assistant for the association, located at the regional landfill north of Sedgewick. The successful candidate will be responsible for: • Prepare invoices on a daily or regular basis along with monthly statements on deadline. • Receive payments and process daily. • Prepare aging reports and review monthly. • Ensure collection procedures are occurring on a regular basis. • Compile invoices and prepare for computer entry. • Sort and deliver incoming mail/fax – prepare outgoing mail. • Control of cash drawer and preparation of bank deposits. • Maintain filing systems and records management. • Other office duties as assigned by Administrative Coordinator or General Manager. The candidate will have two years’ accounting and three years bookkeeping experience. Excellent writing and verbal skills are required, with experience in computerized accounting systems (preferably Simply Accounting – Sage 50). Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, good at problem solving, ability to prioritize, proficient at entering and maintaining records and managing schedule deadlines. FRSWMA provides a dynamic workplace with a culture that promotes adaptation to the needs of our customers. We are looking for someone with imagination, innovation and an interest in organizational improvement Salary range: $40,214 – 49,458 If you wish to join our team, please submit resumé to Luis Ramirez, PO Box 309, Sedgewick AB, T0B 4C0 or through email at FRSWMA is a full service waste collection, transportation and landfill business providing service to 12 municipalities with annual operating budget of nearly $2.5 million. FRSWMA’s mission is to provide an efficient, environmentally sensitive, cost-effective and professional waste service to all residents within the collection area.

Can you pass on your knowledge in the building trade? REWARDING CHANGE OF CAREER OPTIONS

We have a full-time opportunity in our

Contractors’ Service Area If you’re our man or our lady, we ask that you bring a positive, helpful attitude, and your good understanding of buildings and building materials or your years of experience in the construction trade.

Benefits of working at Hauser Home Hardware Building Centre • an exciting retail work • opportunity to learn about the environment thousands of products Home carries • competitive wages • opportunity to help customers • opportunities for advancement live better lives • a clean, safe working environment

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

Clubroot of Canola Policy Review AD HOC COMMITTEE The Camrose County Agricultural Service Board recognizes that Clubroot of Canola is a serious pest problem and supports the principle to control the spread of Clubroot (plasmodiophora brassicae) which is declared a pest under the Agricultural Pests Act. Under the Pest Control Act it is the responsibility of a local authority to prevent the establishment of, or to control, or destroy pests within the municipality. The Camrose County Agricultural Service Board invites producers within Camrose County to apply for appointment to the Clubroot of Canola Policy Review Ad Hoc Committee. Applications may be found on the Camrose County website, and returned by fax at 780-672-4997 or email Closing deadline for applications is January 13, 2014. Please direct further inquiries to the Camrose County Agricultural Services Office. Phone number 780-672-4765. Members appointed by the Agricultural Service Board will receive notification by January 20, 2014.

Custom Home Audio Video Installation Technician We are hiring a custom home installation technician. Job duties include: • low voltage wiring for home and businesses • distributed audio systems • automated home control systems • SOHO networking The successful applicant will need to be able to interact with clients, be a creative thinker, possess good computer/ network skills, and be self-reliant. Please respond in person with a resumé and references.

3810-48 Avenue Camrose 780-672-2225

Camrose Ramada Camrose is accepting applications for

Full-time Front Desk Clerks

We offer competitive wages, bonuses, health benefits, RRSP plans and the opportunity to work with a caring team in a professional environment. Experience is an asset but we will train the right person if they are hard working and reliable. Must have evening and weekend availability. Apply with resumé in person to: Ramada Inn 4702-73 Street, Camrose or by email to

Canada Pension and Old Age Security rates effective Jan. 1 Employment and Social Development Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada has announced the benefit rates for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) effective January 1, 2014. CPP benefits will increase by 0.9 percent for those already receiving CPP benefits. CPP benefits are revised once a year, in Janu-

ary, based on changes over a 12-month period (November 2012 to October 2013) in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is the cost-ofliving measure used by Statistics Canada. The maximum CPP retirement benefit for new recipients will increase from $1,012.50 to $1,038.33 per month. This increase is calculated on the average yearly maximum pension-

able earnings for the last five years. The new CPP rates will be in effect until December 31, 2014. OAS benefits, which consist of the basic OAS pension, the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and the Allowances, will increase by 0.1 percent. These payments are also based on the CPI, but are reviewed quarterly

(in January, April, July and October) and revised as required to ref lect increases in the cost of living as measured by the CPI. The maximum basic OAS pension will increase from $550.99 to $551.54 per month. The GIS and the Allowances provide additional income to low-income pensioners, their spouses or common-law partners, and

eligible survivors. Budget 2011 enhanced the GIS by providing a top-up that represents an investment of more than $300 million per year, to improve the financial security and well-being of more than 680,000 seniors across Canada. This represents the largest increase for the lowest-income GIS recipients in a quarter century. Continued on page 46

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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 the following positions for 1256146 Alberta Ltd., o/a Tim Hortons – 3601-48 Ave., Camrose, AB

• Food Service Supervisors, full-time / shift work, minimum 1 to 2 years’ industry experience, $13.00 per hour plus benefits • Food Counter Attendants, full-time / shift work, no experience necessary, $11.00 per hour plus benefits

Hiring the following positions for 796005 Alberta Ltd., o/a Tim Hortons – 6602-48 Ave., Camrose, AB

• Food Service Supervisors, full-time / shift work, minimum 1 to 2 years’ industry experience, $13.00 per hour plus benefits • Food Counter Attendants, full-time / shift work, no experience necessary, $11.00 per hour plus benefits

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



An opportunity exists at the Paintearth Mine, located between Halkirk and Forestburg, Alberta. Position Profile: This position reports directly to the Maintenance Foreman. Responsibilities include welding repairs to large off highway equipment in shop and field environments. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will posses a Journeyman Welding Certificate and have industrial experience. Must be physically fit and competent in common welding processes SMAW, FCAW, GMAW and arc air gouging. Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and provides the opportunity for personal growth and development. Closing date: January 15, 2014 Please email or fax your resumé and cover letter to Human Resources Email: Fax: 403.884.3001 We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We would kindly appreciate no phone calls.

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

Store Administrator Shoppers Drug Mart, located in Camrose, AB, currently has an opening for a part-time Store Administrator. The major responsibilities include as follows: • Management of accounting functions including but not restricted to Sales and Margin reporting, monitoring of cash flow, A/R and A/P. • Understanding and assisting store management in the operation of a perpetual inventory management system. • Human Resource Administration, which includes payroll and benefits administration. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills and also be an enthusiastic participant in a team environment. Enrolment in a recognized accounting program and a working knowledge of Excel and Windows XP is an asset. This position is part-time with flexible hours. Starting salary is negotiable depending on experience. Please submit a comprehensive resumé to: Shoppers Drug Mart Attn: Gary Wowk Associate/Owner 180 Cornerstone 6800-48 Avenue Camrose, AB T4V 4T1 Fax 780-672-8867 No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Electricians Wanted RJV EIS is currently hiring

Journeyman & Apprentice Electricians for industrial skid wiring Competitive rate and benefits Please send your resumé to: or apply in person to 5129-52 Avenue, Vegreville, AB T9C 1M2 Attention: Keith Hayduk or Randy Horon

Like helping people?

Your Calling is at... St. Mary's Hospital, Camrose is looking for:


WHEN APPLYING: Please submit your résumé by 2400 hours on the closing date, quoting the Competition Number Competition Number: LC-13139-CM Position Type: Permanent Part-Time Date Closed: January 5, 2013 Salary Range: Min: $35.23/Hr Max: $46.84/Hr

Compassionate care with Catholic values. We are Canada’s largest Catholic provider of healthcare, operating 18 facilities in 12 communities across Alberta.

View this job opportunity @ Apply at

Human Resources Toll Free: 1.877.450.7555

BIRTHS To Sha-Leah Mannen

and David Pierangeli, of Camrose, on December 21, a son. To Niaomi and Cole Biglow, of Tofield, on December 22, a daughter. To Giji and Sanjai Matthew, of Camrose, on December 22, a son.

DEATHS Raymond “Bob” Grettum,

of Camrose, on December 20, at 99 years of age. Ray Reid, of Camrose, on December 24, at 65 years of age. Robert “Bob” Cunningham, of Camrose, on December 26, at 77 years of age.

Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. Mandatory drug and alcohol testing and a clean driver’s abstract required. With growth comes opportunity – find yours at Gladiator Equipment Inc. Website: Fax: 780-986-7051 Email:

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City Watch


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


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Are you passionate about your community? Consider volunteering for a Commission, Board or Committee! The City of Camrose is seeking adult residents to serve as Members at Large on the following Committees (commencing January, 2014). Community Transit Advisory Committee – NEW (Up to 7) The Community Transit Advisory Committee is an advisory body to Council that will act as a Steering Committee for future Transit Assessments and needs. The Committee will follow up on the recommendations written by the Community Transportation Advisory Committee on transit models and options. The Committee shall hold meetings on a monthly basis or as deemed necessary.

Make a Difference! For more information on the appointment process and to obtain an application form, visit or contact City Hall at 780-672-4426. Please submit applications via

The City of Camrose has scheduled Committee of the Whole Council budget meetings to discuss the 2014 Budget. These meetings are scheduled as follows: January 6, 2014

– 2:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m.

January 13, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. January 20, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fax: 780-672-2469 OR Email: OR In person at Mirror Lake Centre, 5415-49 Avenue, Camrose

January 27, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meeting end times may be subject to change. Committee of the Whole Council meetings are open to the public and held in the Camrose County Council Chamber located at 3755-43 Avenue.

Committee / Board Legend Cultural / Social


Planning / Infrastructure

Quasi Judicial

For additional information on the budget process, please contact City Hall at 780-672-4426 or email



Effective January 1, 2014, the following new rates will take affect for City of Camrose Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Solid Waste Management.

All dogs, six months of age and older, must be licensed prior to January 31, 2014.

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT RATES (Bylaw 2772/13) Residential Waste Collection Fee

Monthly charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10.28/month

Residential Waste Disposal Fee

Monthly charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3.34/month

RECYCLING RATES (Bylaw 2773/13) Recycling Fee Monthly Charge


Residential . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00/residential dwelling unit

License fees: Altered (spayed or neutered) Dogs. .$20.00 Unaltered Dogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40.00 License fees increase after January 31, 2014. Reminder notices will not be mailed out.

Non-residential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.00/utility account WATER RATES (Bylaw 2770/13) Residential Water Rates

Basic monthly charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24.66/month Consumption charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1.791/M3

Temporary Consumption Service

Basic charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$49.33/month Consumption charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3.582/M


Unmetered Temporary Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100.00/month or as calculated by the Dept. Bulk Water Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.56/M3 Hydrant, Sprinkler System or Fire Line Standby Charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$53.80/month Reconnection Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$65.00/month SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM RATES (Bylaw 2771/13) Basic Charge – Residential/Commercial/Industrial/Institutional . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24.20/month Consumption Charge

Commercial/Industrial/Institutional . . . . . . . . . .$0.782/M3 Residential, Weeping Tile Connection . . . . . . .$0.782/M3 Residential, No Weeping Tile Connection. . . . .$0.598/M3

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of MORRIS WILLIAM FANKHANEL, who died on October 4, 2013. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by January 31, 2014, and provide details of your claim with MARGARET WEIR ANDREASSEN at Andreassen Borth, Barristers & Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

IN THE KNOW ABOUT SNOW Commercial Properties have 24 hours after a snowfall to remove all snow and ice off of adjacent sidewalks to their business. Residential Properties have 72 hours after a snow fall to remove all snow and ice off of adjacent sidewalks to their property. No person shall deposit snow onto any public street or roadway or onto neighbouring properties.

New Canada Pension and Old Age Security rates Continued from page 44

Although OAS and CPP benefits are not indexed at the same time, they are both adjusted with the cost of living over a given year. The Old Age Security (OAS) program and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) enhance the quality of life of Canadian seniors by providing a modest base upon which to build additional income for retirement. The OAS program is funded through general tax revenues and provides a basic minimum income

for Canadian seniors. The program provided 5.2 million people with over $40 billion in 2012-13. The CPP (or the Quebec Pension Plan in Quebec) is funded through contributions by Canadian workers, their employers, the self-employed and through investment earnings on the Plan’s funds. In addition to retirement benefits, the Plan provides disability, death, survivor and children’s benefits. The CPP is a stable, well-designed plan that is portable from province

to province and fiscally sustainable over the long run. The Chief Actuary of Canada has confirmed that the CPP is financially sound and fully sustainable for generations to come. Canada’s strong public pension system – including the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) – has had great success in reducing poverty among seniors. In fact, the incidence of poverty among seniors in Canada has dropped from a rate of 21.4 percent in 1980 to 5.2 percent in 2011.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, December 31, 2013 – Page 47

Everyone reads The Booster… Martin M i Kushnerick K h i k and d special i l friend f i d Barb B b Ciz, Ci and d Freda F d and d Emmett E Kushnerick “really, really, really” enjoyed a fall trip to Disneyland. Martin won the excursion, arranged by Bridges Travel, Camrose, during The Camrose Booster’s 60th Anniversary celebration. This picture reflects the group’s trip of a lifetime. Naturally, The Booster was along for the special journey. Martin also wins a $10.00 cheque for sending us this picture! 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, along with a brief explanation. 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. Throughout the year, these photos 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, so be sure and include your mailing address with your entry. Use your creativity and send us your photo! 4925-48 Street, Camrose Phone 780-672-3142 Email:

Central Agencies Home of the Week

Beautiful Park Ridge bungalow

Graham Wideman

By Murray Green

This impressive qualitybuilt home is located in the beautiful Park Ridge area near the Stoney Creek valley and has an amazing backyard. It is close to walking trails, parks, school and playground. You will want to view the bright open floor plan with nine foot ceilings, attractive display ledges and distinguished hardwood flooring. The spacious foyer leads to the kitchen, dinette and living room area. A lovely three-sided fireplace adds warmth and atmosphere to all three spaces. The inviting living room is a great place to relax and you can enjoy your meals from the dinette with bay windows that overlook the deck and the lovely yard. Garden doors allow easy access to the private covered deck. The exceptional and

bright kitchen features plenty of storage cabinets, a huge cooking island, roll-out drawer banks, built-in pantry and upgraded appliances. There is a good view of the living room and dinette area to allow you to prepare meals and entertain guests at the same time. A spacious great room and front den contain builtin cabinets, double bay windows and beautiful French doors. The superb master bedroom contains a large walkin closet for extra storage and an excellent ensuite complete with a soothing air tub and separate shower. Another good-sized bedroom, a handy laundry area and a main bathroom are also on the main level. The developed basement with nine foot ceilings offers a huge family or media area with a cozy gas fireplace, a

games room, exercise area, two additional large bedrooms with extra closet space, bathroom and lots of storage space. The park-like landscaped yard features a private courtyard, trees, shrubs, perennials, rock gardens, garden boxes and a garden shed. Underground front sprinklers and a heated attached double garage are also key features of this remarkable home, which is ready for your move. This 119 Park Ridge home is attractively priced to sell at $539,000. Be sure to contact Graham Wideman for your guided tour at: Central Agencies Inc. 4870-51 Street, Camrose 780-672-4495 or 780-679-8384 cell

Novice Vikings capture tournament in Drayton Valley

Members of the winning team are, back row from left to right, Jack Davies, Copper Sharp, Bryton Morrow, Max Logelin, Hayden McIndoe and Dawson Sparrow. Front row from left to right, Treyton Dewald, Cody Nordstrom, Nolan Schneider, Nate Gotaas, Grayson Jarrett, Jake Popowich, A.J. Frigon and goalie Cohan Harrison. Missing from the picture are Mitchell Joyce and Kobi Lefsrud. Submitted

The Camrose Novice Vikings emerged as the champions at a tournament in Drayton Valley on Dec. 7 and 8. The Vikings started slow with a tie against Beaumont, but built momentum from there, beating Wetaskiwin 4-1, Drayton Valley 5-1. They dominated in the final with a 10-2 victory over Wetaskiwin. Playing as a team was the key to their success. It was evident in the final game. The 10 goals featured five different scorers and 12 different players registered on the score sheet in the win. Congratulations Vikings.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, December 31, 2013 – Page 48


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

Open HouseS Sat., Jan. 4, 12-2 p.m. 46 Mt. Pleasant Drive BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME WITH LOTS OF APPEAL! ... Spacious LR w/original hardwood flooring. Large eat-in kitchen w/newer maple ! cabinets, countertops. bdrm., R EDUC3EDcomfortable stylish bath on MF. 2 bdrm., newly renovated full bath downstairs. Large family room, lots of storage space. Escape the sun on covered deck. Large 24’x26’ garage. 2 spots for RV parking. All appl. have been replaced. Shingles done this spring. Home has just received a coat of paint. Walking distance to schools and parks, ready for immed. poss. Ask $289,500 CA0019282

OVER $300,000



AMAZING CUSTOM BUILT WALKOUT BUNGALOW – PRESTIGIOUS VALLEY LOCATION, AWESOME VIEWS ... Exceptional quality built home with outstanding yard boasting huge stamped concrete patio, upper deck, courtyard. Perfect for entertaining, everyday enjoyment. Beautiful 10’ bordered, vaulted ceilings, spectacular windows w/sensational park views. Awesome gourmet kitchen, gorgeous DR, cozy great room w/beautiful stone FP. Superb master, incredible en suite w/soothing jetted tub in a romantic setting. Exceptional bsmt., in-floor htg., family/media room, amazing windows in office, games and exercise rooms. Awesome yard, 30’x30’ htd. garage, huge RV parking pad, a/c and lots more! Amazing property, outstanding location! CA0005251 Now only $767,000

CAMROSE HOMES OVER $300,000 BR AND NEW MULT I - LE V EL CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUC TION ... choose your colours! 1404 sq. ft. w/open MF plan, vaulted ceiling, cozy LR, open kitchen. Master is a few steps up from main, features 5-pce. en suite, WI closet. You’ll love entertaining on covered deck! Ask how you can make your choices and selections today! Asking $379,900 CA0013301

BEAUTIFUL EXECUTIVE HOME ... one block to Jack Stuart School, backing onto park! Impressive 2724 sq. ft., 1.5 storey home. Beautiful open design, gorgeous staircase, vaulted ceilings, bay windows, awesome sunroom, solarium w/hot tub. Lovely LR, DR, amazing custom kitchen pkg., bright dinette. Huge MF family room w/cozy FP. Superb MF laundry, awesome master, en suite, WI closet. Bsmt. XL family/games room, huge storage rooms. Htd. garage, great yard, private deck, alley access. You’ll love it! Asking $479,900 CA0024208 GREAT FAMILY 2-STOREY FROM ZETSEN MASTER BUILDERS ... 3 bdrm., 3 baths, MF laundry. Awesome master w/ vaulted ceiling, 5-pce. en suite, WI closet. Open layout, dble. garage. Available immediately! CA0013311 Asking $355,900

A PARKRIDGE ESTATES TWOEXCEPTIONAL STOREY – AWESOME YARD! ... Premier loation w/school, parks, valley walking trails close by! Impressive 2518 sq. ft. custom built home w/lovely bright open plan w/maplewood throughout. Foyer w/17’ ceilings, exc. kitchen, cozy 2-sided FP, great room, awesome dinette overlooking private yard, superb master, en suite on MF. MF laundry. Exc. upper level, generous bdrm., WI closets, boys and girls washrooms, private family/media room. Awesome yard, private courtyard, waterfall, 10’x20’ shed, hot tub w/gazebo. Huge RV parking pad. Superb 25’6”x50’/28’ htd. garage and lots more! A must seee, you’ll love it! Asking $572,500 CA0025821 A W E S O M E FLOOR PLAN ... features include open concept kitchen, living and dining rooms, loads of cabinets and counter space, corner pantry, centre island, bright windows, vaulted ceilings in master. 20’x24’ garage and much more! Asking $355,900 CA0013345


BEAUTIFUL A C R E A G E SETTING – EXCELLENT F U T U R E DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY! ... Wow! 2.15 acres located in the City of Camrose by Creekview Subdivision, Stoney Creek Park and walking trails. This property offers an exceptional building site with a very private treed setting for future development. Lots of potential here! Asking $425,000 CA0014990



IMPRESSIVE MULTI-LEVEL HOME W/ PRIVATE SETTING, BACKING ONTO GOLF COURSE ... You’ll love the beautiful park views from the comfort of your home! Spacious open design, vaulted ceilings, open stairwell. Exc. kitchen pkg., superb views from bright dinette, private deck. Lovely LR, superb master, MF laundry. Huge family/games room, cozy gas FP, superb 23’x26’ attached garage, RV parking and more! You’ll love the location and lifestyle! Now only $399,500 CA0022464

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

GREAT OPPORTUNITY! ... Bare lot bordering 48th Avenue and 46th Street in Camrose. Close to schools, downtown. Zoned DC. CA0004722 Asking $150,000

FARMS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY! ... 137.46 acres of potential development land at Dried Meat Lake w/some lake front. 60 acres of cult. land and some gas well revenue. CA325301 Now asking $399,500




BEAUTIFUL WALKOUT MULTI-LEVEL FLOOR PLAN ... with triple car garage! Stunning property has lovely open main level, bright windows, vaulted ceilings, large centre island eating bar w/double sinks, granite countertops, hardwood flooring, corner pantry, awesome master w/gorgeous 5-pce. en suite c/w htd. floors, WI closet. CA0013291 EXCITING 2-STOREY IN VALLEYVIEW ... steps away from parks and paved walking trails! Bright open layout w/ tile/laminate flooring. Open kitchen w/pantry, centre island, plenty of cupboard/counter space. MF laundry, a/c. Ready to move in! 3 bdrm. up, 4-pce. en suite, his/her closets in master. Fin. bsmt. w/3-pce. bath, one bdrm., media room. 20’x24’ ins. garage plus RV parking, 12’x13’ deck w/BI seating – you’ll love it! Asking $354,500 CA0025889


4 3WALKOUT BUNGALOW TOWNBEAUTIFUL HOUSE ON PARK! ... Featuring a bright open plan, 9’ ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, lovely maple cabinetry, granite countertops, large island, walk-through pantry, MF laundry! Lovely LR overlooking park. In-floor htg. No condo fees. Park views from deck, patio. Finished with elegance! From $305,162 CA0020141

FINISHED AND READY FOR YOU TO CALL HOME! ... Spacious 1538 sq. ft. multi-level is sure to impress w/MF plan that features beautiful kitchen w/centre island, granite counters, corner pantry, cozy dining space. Spacious LR w/room for whole family. Flex room provides additional dining space or perfect as an office or play room for growing family. 2 bdrm. on MF plus 4-pce. bath. Raised master w/lengthy WI closet, gorgeous 5-pce. en suite. All this plus a walk-out bsmt.! Asking $417,900 CA0013355

EXCEPTIONAL BUNGALOW VILLA CONDO, PARKVIEW RAVINES! ... Premier location by Stoney Creek valley and walking trails. Exc. quality built. Exc. presentation, thoughtfully designed, beautifully fin. 9’, vaulted ceilings, open staircase, hardwood flooring, cozy FP, lots of bright windows. Exc. kitchen, wonderful great room, DR. Spacious master, en suite. MF laundry. Superb ICF bsmt. Huge games room, fam. room, much more! A must see! Asking $439,000 CA0026271

IMPRESSIVE BI-LEVEL, EXCEPTIONAL YARD ... Exceptional presentation featuring beautiful hardwood flooring and staircase, display ledges, vaulted ceilings and loft. Exc. kitchen, cabinetry, cozy gas FP, huge master, superb en suite, MF laundry. Exc. bsmt. w/family room, games room. Beautiful private yard. UG sprinklers, superb workshop, hot tub, RV parking pad, lots more! A must see! CA0026556 Asking $398,500 IMPRESSIVE 1865 SQ. FT. 2-STOREY by BATTLE RIVER HOMES! ... Qual! ity built w/exc. BR AND NEW p r e s e n t a t i o n . Open floor plan, 9’ ceilings, maple, iron railings, column, arches, beautiful hardwood, tile flooring. Awesome kitchen, granite countertops, walk-through pantry. Spacious LR, DR, superb bonus/family room, exc. master, en suite, superb MF laundry. Attached garage, alley access and more! Finished w/elegance! Asking $395,162 CA0016039



BEAUTIFUL PARKRIDGE ESTATES BUNGALOW – AMAZING YARD! ... Premier location, lifestyle w/valley, walking trails close by. Beautiful bright open plan w/9’ ceilings, impressive foyer, hardwood flooring. Exc. kitchen, cozy 3-sided FP in great room, awesome dinette, private den, superb master, en suite. MF laundry, exc. bsmt. Huge family/media room, games room, cozy FP. Awesome yard, covered private deck, htd. garage, more. Beautifully maintained property. You’ll love it! CA0022842 Now only $539,000 N E W ZETSEN MULTIL E V E L PLAN ... w/immed. possess i o n . Hardwood floors throughout MF. Huge kitchen w/great island, corner pantry. Good dining space. Cozy FP in LR. MF master, 2 bdrm. up. CA0013167 Asking $369,900 EXC. WALKOUT BUNGALOW, AMAZING VALLEY V I E W S , PARK VIEW R AV INES ... Premier location on Stoney Creek Valley, walking trails. Exceptional quality built condo! Outstanding presentation, thoughtfully designed, beautifully fin. Gorgeous staircase, 2 FP, hardwood flooring, 9’ and vaulted ceilings, lots of bright windows. Exc. kitchen, granite countertops, wonderful great room. In-floor htg., superb family/games room. 22’x24’ htd. garage, so much more! CA0027260 Asking $639,000

Thur., Jan. 2, 2-4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 4, 1-3 p.m. 5213-35 Avenue, Creekview 5214-35 Avenue, Creekview

CAMROSE HOMES UNDER $300,000 GOOD 1288 SQ. FT. BI-LEVEL ... close to schools, rec centre. A/C, partially fin. bsmt., wet bar, sauna. Single garage. CA0027243 Asking $233,900 EXCELLENT CONDO IN C E N T E R COURT ... close to downtown! Enjoy the open living area on MF w/large master bdrm., 4-pce. en suite w/jetted tub. Upstairs loft offers cozy reading nook, spacious guest room, 3-pce. bath. Downstairs has lge. rumpus room, another bdrm. w/3-pce. bath. Single attached garage. Asking $290,000 CA0027232 FAMILY BUNGALOW CLOSE TO PARKS, PLAYGROUND IN VICTORIA PARK ... E! IC PR N ALowner! Bright open floor PTIOone Custom EXCEbuilt, plan, easy access design, 3’ doors. You’ll love the bright country kitchen w/skylight, rollouts, BI pantry. Bright dinette, garden doors to exc. covered private deck. Lovely LR, cozy gas FP, en suite, jet tub, MF laundry. Dev. bsmt., 2 family rooms, large games area, bdrm., bathroom. Nicely landscaped yard, 24’x24’ attached garage, RV option. Great retirement or family home! Only $299,000 CA0022106 SOLID 3-BDRM. BI-LEVEL IN DUGGAN PARK G !... Tons of potenIN ST LI EW tial! Close toNplaygrounds, west end shopping. Desired bi-level floor plan, partially dev. bsmt. Corner kitchen w/quality oak cabinetry, cozy dining space w/access to raised outdoor deck. 4-pce. main bath plus 2-pce. en suite in master. 24’x26’ garage w/220 power, RV potential, nice sized yard. Some work required but you’ll love the end result. Ask $239,500 CA0027220 GREAT STARTER HOME OR R E V E N U E PROPERTY ... 1.5-storey w/4 bdrm., MF laundry. 24’x24’ garage, fenced yard. Located in quiet mature area. Now asking $165,000 CA0025236 BEAUT I F U L BUNGAN !LOW ... POSSESSIO on treeTE IA ED M lined IM street close to schools, parks. Many recent upgrades! Bright, inviting floor plan w/ all new windows, hardwood floors, a/c, high E furnace. 3 bdrm. upstairs, 1 down + office, spacious living areas. 24’x28’ htd. garage w/ RV option. Mature yard w/deck. CA0021532 Asking $279,500 IMPRESSIVE 3-SUITE CHARACTER HOME ... close to Augustana, downtown core. Over 1000 sq. ft. on each level featuring total of 6 bdrm., 3 baths, upgraded furnace, tons of charm. 8’10” ceilings and all new windows on MF. Upper level bright, private w/gorgeous treed views. Separate access to each suite and shared laundry. Huge potential! C A0026595 Asking $295,000

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• 1624 sq. ft. • 23’x26’ garage Asking $549,162 CA0026342

HOME FEATURES: • Covered front entry • 9’ and vaulted ceilings • Hardwood flooring • Cozy fireplace • Lovely maple cabinets • Granite countertops • Large island and pantry • Superb main floor laundry • In-floor basement heating • Covered deck FINISHED WITH ELEGANCE!

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Walkout Lot Available – Build Your Dream Home!

• 1400 sq. ft. • 23’x26’ garage Asking $424,162 CA0025694

IMPRESSIVE M U LT I - L E V E L HOME! ... Gorgeous hardwood/ tile floors, granite countertops, vaulted ceiling, MF FP. Spacious entry w/dual closets, handy laundry room. Open kitchen w/centre island, maple cabinetry, corner pantry. MF master w/5-pce. en suite, WI closet plus 2 bdrm. up w/ their own private 4-pce. bath. Walkout bsmt. has bright bi-level windows, open for dev. Imm. poss. Asking $389,900 CA0013179

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Beautiful BungalowS and Two Storeys by Battle River Homes Creekview


Show Home Open Houses E X C E P T I O N A L LY STUNNING 2006 SQ. FT. 2-STOR EY ... with walkout bsmt. overlooking park! Awesome bright kitchen w/walkthrough pantry, gorgeous cabinets, granite countertops. MF laundry, bonus room, master equipped w/his/her WI closets, 5-pce. en suite w/heated floors, soaker tub. Spacious bdrm., open concept MF. Ask $459,900 CA0013274

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DUAL INCOME PRODUCER CLOSE TO SCHOOLS, PARKS, REC FACILITIES ... Side by side duplex features 3 bdrm. on upper level w/4-pce. bath. Bright MF w/cozy living/dining, 2-pce. bath. One side partiall fin. bsmt. Double shared garage. Large treed yard backing onto Chester Ronning School. Estate sale, subject to probate, sold ‘as is’. Asking $289,500 CA0026618 3-BDRM. 1/2 DUPLEX W/ GARAGE ... Central location. Well laid out, good kitchen, LR, large family room. Private setting, Great patio, deck and more! Asking $211,900 CA0018230 GREAT STARTER HOME OR REVENUE PROPERTY ... Many renovations incl. hi-efficiency furnace, hot water tank, some newer windows. Incl. all appl. Currently rented for $1000 per mo. plus utilities. CA0023243 Asking $157,000 A F FOR DA BLE H O US I N G WITH LOTS OF SPACE! ... Lots! of cupN board space in POSSESSIO IATEdining EDlarge IMMand kitchen area. 2 bdrm., full bath upstairs, 2 bdrm., full bath on lower level. Fully finished bsmt. w/large family area, laundry, ON !entrance is storage. Covered patio off TI side R EDUC PR ICtoE unwind. beautiful spot Low maint. yard, great neighbours, quiet area make this home even more appealing. Fully fenced, single detached garage, RV parking. This well-caredfor home has a lot to offer! CA0020364 Asking $209,000 LIVE THE LIFESTYLE! ... Gorgeous 2-storey townhouse condo in Valleyview – close to parks, walking paths. Open concept living w/laminate flooring, cozy FP, expandable dining, beautiful kitchen w/centre island, handy pantry, cherry stained cabinetry. Master is spacious w/his/her closets, 4-pce. bath, lovely view of lake. Upstairs 2 sizeable bdrm., 4-pce. bath. Bsmt. completed w/2 living spaces, 2-pce. bath, smart laundry room. Dble. garage, partially fenced, deck. Condo fees cover ext. maintenance, so relax when you get home and let someone else worry about the snow/grass! Asking $263,000 CA0024791 DUAL INCOME PRODUCER W I T H I N BLOCKS OF AUGUS TA N A CAMPUS! ... Up/Down duplex w/separate utilities. 2 bdrm. up, 2 down, 4-pce. bath x 2. Each unit has its own laundry and separate 60 amp service. MF furnace has been upgraded. Estate sale, subject to probate, sold ‘as is’. Asking $208,500 CA0026601 CUTE AND FUNCTIONAL 2-BDRM. CONDO ... in convenient setting. Open concept ! N O UC TI ED R kitchen, DR make E IC PR this the perfect spot to entertain. Centre island, corner pantry, classic maple cabinets make this home shine. 2 comfortable bdrm. in bsmt. alongside full bath, laundry room. Great parking options, low condo fees make this property desirable and stress free. CA0021525 Asking $164,500 E X C . B U N G A L O W, AMAZI N G YARD ... close to schools and west end amenities! Very well maintained home, beautifully landscaped private yard. Cozy 2+2 bdrm. w/ upgraded kitchen, spacious LR, bright dinette. Soothing jetted tub. Exc. bsmt., huge family/media room. Recent upgrades: windows, flooring, kitchen, shingles, fence, sidewalks, driveway + more! You’ll love the secluded treed yard, private courtyard, lots more. Exc. starter or retirement home! Exc. value! CA0023348 Asking $259,000

ACREAGES 3 7 + ACRES 10 MIN. NW OF CAMROSE ... 2200 + sq. ft. character country home plus 1200 sq. ft. entertainment space. Solid barn, 39’x60’ quonset, 24’x24’ garage, dugout, fenced and more! Working country kitchen w/great charm, walk-in pantry, double oven, good counter space. Beautiful hardwood floors, formal dining area, wood FP, library and loft. Mature yardsite, good recreational land or for animals. Great opportunity, see it today! CA0000865 Asking $529,000 WOW! IT’S THE PERFECT PLACE TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HIDEAWAY! ... Quiet Hills Estates is loc ated near Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, Bird Sanctuary and Golf Course. Come discover a restful country lifestyle in a peaceful, natural setting, you’ll love it! 6 unique Cul-de-sac lots that are treed, private and excellent walkout opportunities. Located just off Hwy 623, it’s an easy commute to Nisku or Camrose. Hurry, it’s the lifestyle you always dreamed of! CA0003323 Priced from $84,000 to $154,000

OUT OF TOWN G R E AT 4-BDRM. BUNGALOW IN ROUND HILL ... located in quiet area on 2 lots w/double attached garage. Woodburning FP in LR and bsmt. Bsmt. open for you to develop. New shingles 2012. Be sure to view this lovely Asking $259,900 CA0026964 home! E XC E LLE N T F A M I L Y BUNGALOW, PRIVATE OV E R S I Z E D YARD IN HAY LAKES! ... You’ll love the peacefulness and relaxing lifestyle of the Hay Lakes community. Exc. cond., very well maintained. Bright open plan, upgraded kitchen cabinetry, bright dinette w/patio doors to lge. private tiered deck. Lovely LR, cozy brick FP, en suite, exc. bsmt. dev., huge family/games room, Regency FP, huge bar, superb laundry room. Great yard, RV parking, 42’x24’ garage/workshop. Easy commute to Camrose, Nisku, Edmonton. You’ll CA0025052 want to see this one! Asking $252,900

SANDY BEACH ON RED DEER LAKE ... Excellent recreational property has 4-bdrm., 2 baths, large kitchen area, family room w/gas FP. Nicely treed yard, landscaped lot. Large 25’x50’ garage w/double doors in front, single in the rear. Be sure to have a look! Really good value here! CA0025306 SUMMER GETAWAY OR YEAR ROUND LIVING ... with room for the whole family! Spacious 2400+ sq. ft. 2-storey in Sandy Beach subdivision on south end of Red Deer Lake. 4 bdrm. up, dble. htd. garage, infloor heat in bsmt. awesome well, great location on 0.93 acres. Tranquil setting only 15 min. to Bashaw, 30 min. to Ponoka, 40 min. to Camrose. Asking $319,500 CA0017614


LOOKING FOR AN AFFORDABLE HOME IN THE VILLAGE OF FERINTOSH? ... This 1120 sq. ft., 3-bdrm. home features lge. master w/ walk-in closet, 4-pce. en suite w/soaker tub, nice kitchen w/oak cabinets, skylight, nice LR w/vaulted ceiling, 4-pce. bath. Deck, oversized 24’x30’ htd. garage all situated on 100’x120’ lot. Asking $154,000 CA0012774 EXCELL E N T 5-BDRM. ER S! F A M I L Y FF O TO N BI-LEVEL ON 2OPE LOTS IN BAWLF ... You’ll love the peacefulness, relaxing lifestyle of Bawlf community. Cozy 1366 sq. ft. 5-bdrm. built in 2002 w/oversized 100’x120’ yard. Bright open floor plan, exc. country kitchen, bright dinette, spacious LR, 3 baths, lge. family/media room, games room. Great yard, large deck, attached 28’x26’ garage. Easy commute. You’ll want to see this one! Asking $325,900 CA0022972


GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION – VERY WELL MAINTAINED BLDG. ... Only one block from main street. 3573 sq. ft. bldg. 50’x120’ lot completely paved. Offers easy customer access w/ample parking. Lge. front showroom, office area, lge. rear bay w/loading door, workshop area. Zoned C-1. Take a look! CA0023200 Asking $272,900

Introducing Steve Frost 780-679-6550

Graham Wideman 780-679-8384

Matt Banack 780-608-9733

Matthew Mayer 780-781-7088

Call now for more details! Starting from $489,960

Lyndsey Delwo 780-678-6117

Darrell Rosland 780-679-2170

Lorne Broen 780-679-7797

Frank Hoehn 780-608-7402

• Luxurious bungalow villas • Lock and leave lifestyle • Walkout basement • Backing onto park • Oversized garages • New and exciting lifestyle • French Country and Provincial designs • Beautifully finished and well appointed • Quality and craftsmanship • Personalize, engage your creativity

A community where passion and creativity reside!

The Camrose Booster, December 31, 2013  

The Camrose Booster, December 31, 2013