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Vol. LXVI, No. 10    40 pages    January 30, 2018

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Charity Hockey Game An ambitious goal of the local Hospice Society is to construct a six-bed hospice home right here in the community. Some of the money raised during the upcoming charity hockey game may be directed to land or construction costs of this structure. Board member Selina Read and HSCD program coordinator Bill Harder, along with volunteers Lois Trottier and Margo McPhail, board member Treva Olson and volunteer coordinator Joy LeBlanc, have their hopes up that money raised by pucks, sticks and players will help give this building project another financial boost.

Inside City of Camrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 to 11 Dining and Entertainment . . . . . . . . 13 to 15 Your Financial Future . . . . . . . . . . 18 and 19 Seniors’ Scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 and 21 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 to 29 Who Can I Count On? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 On the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 and 33 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 to 38

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The Hospice Society of Camrose & District is all about supporting local families during their greatest time of need. Now the dedicated group is looking for your help. All you must do is come out and be a hockey fan on Thursday, February 8, at Encana Arena. Camrose Minor Hockey coaches will take on the CFCW Critters in a charity hockey game to raise funds to continue or expand their amazing work in grief, bereavement and palliative care. One of the unique opportunities of the evening will be a chance to bid, via live auction, to become the team’s head coach for the night of action. Many of Camrose and area’s best-known names in hockey, including a few former professional players, will be playing. Doors open at 6 p.m. The opening face-off will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the family-friendly opportunity are currently being offered by every Hospice Society board member or at the door prior to game time.

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Linview Agencies  Page 5 Coldwell Banker Battle River Realty Page 7 Central Agencies Inc. Pages 39 and 40

Big, beautiful and brawny take to the ring at Bull Congress . . . . . 8 Jesus Christ Superstar musical comes to life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 CDSS continues to offer community referral support . . . . . . . . . 22 Parks director hangs up shovel after 30 years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Reflections Column by Bonnie Hutchinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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in the 4800 block. Police are looking for a blue 2004 Volkswagon Jetta. A fast food restaurant reported a theft of money that had occurred on Jan. 12. An employee at the restaurant is believed to be responsible and police are investigating. A local business reported that the locks to their storage shed had been cut. Police are waiting on video surveillance and on inventory checks to determine what property was stolen.

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Pre-K programs are open to children who are 3 or 4 years of age. Let us help increase your child’s readiness for school. Pre-K will help children increase their knowledge, gain new skills and practice what they have learned in a nurturing, play-based environment.

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Camrose elementary schools are now taking Pre-K and Kindergarten registrations for fall of 2018 Please drop by your neighbourhood school to sign up.

Full days on Mondays / Wednesdays / Alternating Fridays at: • Chester Ronning School • École Sifton School (French) • Jack Stuart School Full days on Tuesdays / Thursdays / Alternating Fridays at: • Chester Ronning School • École Sifton School (available in either French or English)

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Letters to the Editor Over the hump

Well, we made it. We’re over the hump. I first began to realize we’re over the hump when I looked out the window at 5:15 p.m. and realized, “Hey, it’s still light. Well, fairly light. Well, at least it’s not dark.” The days are getting longer. We’ve had our two serious cold snaps of minus 30 temperatures (If it lasts 10 days, is that really a snap?). We will no doubt have more seriously cold days, but not so many. And we’ve already had surprisingly warm days that felt almost like spring. It’s the end of January. We’re over the hump. We’re more than halfway through winter. ***

We’re also over the hump of Blue Monday. Some researchers have identified late January as the most depressing time of the year, at least in the northern hemisphere. Dr. Cliff Arnall was the psychologist who identified Blue Monday. He worked out a formula to identify the most depressing day of the year. He concluded that it was the third Monday in January. (He also identified the happiest day of the year–June 24). In mid to late January, we’re back to being immersed in work or whatever else is our day-to-day rock pile. Last year’s challenges did not magically disappear over the holiday season. We’re far enough into the new year to realize we’re actually not going to keep those New Year’s resolutions. Post-holiday bills are still arriving. And of course, it’s still winter. Not counting Family Day weekend in February (which doesn’t really feel like a “holiday,”) there are a few more months without a holiday season to celebrate. Slog, slog, slog. Over the last 13 years since he published his findings, Dr. Arnall has been accused of being negative. However, I think he’s just putting a name on what many of us are feeling. Other researchers also have hard data to say that a greater than average percentage of people experience anxiety and depression at this time of year. So if you’re feeling a bit down, a bit more anxious or overwhelmed than usual, you can at least have the cold comfort (and I do mean cold) of knowing you’re not alone. But–we’re over the hump. Blue Monday is behind us.

Letters are welcomed, but please limit them to 400 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 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. Minimum wage

Our MLA, Bruce Hinkley, recently defended his government’s policy on the minimum wage (“Effects of minimum wage and carbon levy hikes exaggerated” Jan. 11). I wonder if Mr. Hinkley is aware the origin of minimum wage laws. Minimum wage was first introduced by ‘progressive’ social engineers as a form of ‘economic eugenics’. They were designed to push ‘undesirable’ (minority and disabled) workers out of the job market. From the beginning it was understood that minimum wage laws would make some people, people already

disadvantaged, ‘unemployable’. Increasing the minimum wage will only make more people, more disadvantaged people, ‘unemployable’. Those who do keep their jobs will, of course, see a small increase in their wages. But, we might ask, who are the people who earn minimum wage? In Alberta, less than two per cent of workers earn minimum wage. One third of these are 19 years old or younger. Nearly half of minimum wage earners still live with their parents, 42 per cent move to higher paying jobs within one year and only 12 per cent stay at minimum wage for more than five years (“Alberta Minimum Wage Profile” 2017 Government of Alberta). For most people an entry level, minimum wage job, is a great way to build a resumé and references. The (primarily) young workers earn spending money and learn the value of work, lessons worth far more than a few cents an hour. They soon move on to better and better paying jobs. For those who ‘disadvantaged’ in some way, the 12 per cent who stay at minimum wage for more than

five years, a high minimum wage rate moves them to the ranks of the ‘unemployable’. They are forced out of the workforce and into the economic limbo of ‘social assistance’. Raising the minimum wage, in effect, if not intent, says to these marginal and marginalized workers, “You have nothing of value to offer.” Reducing, or better yet, abolishing the minimum wage gives these marginal workers an opportunity to overcome social prejudice and prove their value as employees. It is much better for them that they have the opportunity, should they choose, to negotiate the dignity of work at a salary they can earn. A truly compassionate and sensible government would make it as easy as possible for people, particularly disadvantaged people, to gain employment, whatever the wage. Those few who are unable to support themselves, the 12 per cent, could be assisted as necessary. Assisted without forcing them to give up the dignity of work. Dave Gosse, Camrose

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So if you’re in a bit of a blue funk, what can you do? We can cuddle up with quilts and hot chocolate, turn on music we love, and savour the comfort. We can do something fun. We can seek out people who make us feel good. We can do something useful that gives us a sense of completion. We also know that any kind of movement helps to lift our spirits. Even a non-exercise person can stretch, shake arms and legs, roll shoulders. Any kind of movement releases feel-good hormones from our brains and that lifts our mood. Might be a temporary fix, but temporary is better than not at all. In the past few years, I’ve also found a powerful practice is simply to acknowledge when I feel some kind of emotion that’s not pleasant, and sit with it. Wallow, even. Instead of trying to fend it off, dive into it more deeply. It’s counter-intuitive, but somehow when the resistance to a feeling disappears, often the feeling does too. And I find it comforting to remember that we’re over the hump. ***

As I was pondering the infinite number of options for handling blue funkedness, something occurred to me. If this is the worst time of the year, that also makes it the best time of the year. After all, it’s only January and the worst is behind us. We’re over the hump. We have eleven better months ahead! In the meantime, for the gazillionth time, I listened to Bette Midler’s The Rose and, as always, it gave me goose bumps. The last four lines are… Just remember in the winter Far beneath the bitter snows Lies the seed that with the sun’s love In the spring becomes the rose. ***

If you have comments about this column or suggestions for future topics, send a note to Bonnie@BonnieHutchinson.com

GOOD START

Murray Green, Camrose Booster The Bailey Theatre started the New Year off with a healthy $9,250 donation from the proceeds of the sold-out New Year’s Eve party. Xtatix band members Dan Olofson and Carman Mason, along with 103 Cubic Inches band member Mark Cloarec, donated the funds to David Roth of the Bailey Theatre. The special event fundraiser was managed by Stacey Cloarec to start the not-for-profit theatre’s year off with extra funds.

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25 Years Ago This Week – from Feb. 2, 1993 edition • Bob Burgess, and his seeing-eye dog, Dusty, grace the cover of The Booster in recognition of White Cane Week. “40 people, locally, are considered legally blind,” noted Mr. Burgess. • Nutter’s Bag Sale was advertised – 20% off anything which would fit inside your shopping bag. • Terry Luckwell’s Community Denture Clinic marked 5 years in business, with a comprehensive business profile about her home-based operation.

50 Years Ago This Week – from Jan. 30, 1968 edition • Reverend Glen Johnson, newly installed president of Camrose Lutheran College, in a public address, announced college officials were actively working towards offering 2nd year university courses for the 1968-69 term. • 790 CFCW offered Free 1968 Radio Calendars with Lucky Numbers at five Camrose sponsoring businesses. • The City of Camrose offered 5% interest on all tax pre-payments prior to March 31, 1968.

A local gas station reported to Camrose Police Service a theft of fuel, which had occurred approximately three hours earlier that morning. A licence plate provided by staff was determined to be stolen out of Saskatoon. The vehicle was a black Ford Escape and there were two occupants in the vehicle. Police are investigating. At 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 24, a 10-year-old student walking home from school stopped at a residence crying. The student advised the homeowner that she had seen a lady walk past her carrying a small knife. The lady, who made no threats toward the child, was described as being in her 40s, short hair, black jacket and pink mittens. Police members flooded the area looking for the described female, while the exterior doors of the school were locked as a precaution for the children remaining inside. The female was not located. If anyone has any information regarding a female matching that description contact police.

Notice of Application Confined Feeding Operation

R&T Penner Farms Ltd. has filed application RA18005 with the Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) to obtain a registration to construct a new confined feeding operation (CFO) on NW 10-45-20 W4M in Camrose County of Alberta. The application is to construct a new 36,000 broiler chickens operation by building a new poultry barn (20.7 m x 97.6 m).

Filing a Statement

Any person who is directly affected by the application may submit a statement of concern to the NRCB. The statement of concern must be received by the NRCB on or before February 28, 2018. Submissions should be made to the NRCB address provided below. A copy of the statement of concern will be sent to the applicant for review and comment. Statements submitted regarding the application are public records. Your statement of concern should include your name, the legal land description of your residence or landholdings, mailing address, phone number, fax number, email address, and a detailed summary that describes how you would be directly affected by this application. For further information please refer to the fact sheet “The Permitting Process for Confined Feeding Operations in Alberta” at www.nrcb.ca. Failure to submit a statement of concern may affect your rights to apply for an NRCB review.

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Wise Owl Lookout Misleading Advertising – The 9 x 12 rug you ordered, turns out to be measured in inches, not feet!

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Chief Neufeld joins LETR council By Murray Green

Camrose Police Service Chief Mark Neufeld has joined the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) board. “It is really exciting that our new Chief Mark Neufeld is on the Alberta LETR executive council,” said Carol Wideman, past chair of the Special Olympics Camrose. More than 100,000 law enforcement officers from around the world volunteer with the torch run. The mission of LETR is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympic organizations. It has become an essential part of the local Special Olympics organizations. Special Olympics Camrose teams up with the Camrose Police Service, Camrose RCMP, Camrose Fire Department, AHS EMS Camrose and Camrose County officers for support, coaching and fellowship. “We truly have an astounding partnership. Over the years, they have supported and promoted local fundraisers for us. Together, they created Free our Finest, where first responders spend the night on scaffolding outside of Walmart. They support Be a Fan Day, where a portion of Highway 13 was closed down as athletes, officers, volunteers and fans marched together. Last spring, we had a torch run around Mirror Lake. They helped us host the Cops, Pops and Pizza event to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Camrose.” The next event is on Feb. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. when first responders take on the Special Olympics basketball team at Sparling School. The Cops, Pops and Pizza event is slated for March 16.

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Dennis Johnson and Gerry Davis hand over the symbolic key to Jessica and Alton Puddicombe

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t is with great pleasure that co-owners, Dennis Johnson and Gerry Davis, transition ownership of Coldwell Banker Battle River Realty to Alton and Jessica Puddicombe, as of February 1, 2018. Jessica will be operating the business as the new owner/broker, while Dennis and Gerry and all the present associates continue to provide service to their many clients in Camrose and surrounding areas. “Alton and I are thrilled to have this once-in-alifetime opportunity,” said Jessica. “Since joining Battle River Realty as a realtor three years ago, I have been constantly impressed by the wealth of knowledge Gerry and Dennis have about real estate, and this market in particular. We really would like them to stay on, continuing to represent Battle River Realty and the many clients and relationships they have developed over the years.” “Camrose and the real estate industry have been very good to Gerry and me,” says Dennis, a touch of nostalgia in

his voice. “Both of us have over 40 years in the business with long, satisfying careers that we look back on with a sense of accomplishment.” It’s that type of longevity to which Jessica and Alton aspire. Continuity is very important to them and they are committed to providing the same outstanding service and knowledge that have come to distinguish Coldwell Banker as a leading light in the Camrose real estate market.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Camrose Police Services Chief Mark Neufeld is welcomed to the Alberta LETR council by Special Olympics Camrose, athlete Curtis Mandrusiak and local director Katie Hauser.


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Big, beautiful and brawny take to the ring at Bull Congress

Lori Larsen,Camrose Booster The 32nd annual Canadian Bull Congress filled the Camrose Regional Exhibition with an array of magnificent animals from Jan. 26 to 27. Photos clockwise. Bulls born prior to January 2017 were paraded around the show ring on Jan. 26 during the Herd Bull Walk. The Bull Congress School program, held on Jan. 23 and 24, offered students from Camrose and area schools a glimpse into the agricultural business and life on the farm or ranch. C. W. Sears School (Tofield) student Steven Cardinal tried his hand at roping, while C. W. Sears student Grace Houle held on tight to the saddle with help from Chris Koeckeritz. This little heifer came in for her close-up. Dakota Wilson of Miller Wilson Angus won the Single Purebred Heifer Champion title on Jan. 26. Judges had their hands full selecting winners during the Bull Congress shows. Nine-year-old Indy Fowler from Bashaw combs out her almost yearling Charolais as she prepares the animal for the ring.


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Citizen Input Survey Survey Instructions The City of Camrose is seeking input from citizens to help determine the City’s priorities for the next five years. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts with us. Please complete this survey and drop it off at any City facility or at the Camrose Police Station by February 5, 2018. The survey is also available online at www.camrose.ca. You can enter to win a $150 Gift Certificate to any business located in Camrose when you submit your survey at any City facility.

Demographic Information 1. How long have you lived in Camrose?  Less than 1 Year  1-5 Years  6-10 Years  11+ Years  Prefer not to specify 2. What is your age?  Under 18  18-25  26-35  36-45  46-55  56-65  66-75  76+  Prefer not to specify 3. How would you describe your family status? (Check mark the status that best applies.)  Single, no children  Married/common-law, no children  Parent, with a young family  Parent, with older children (13+ years of age) still living at home  Parent, with mature children no longer living at home  Prefer not to specify  Other, describe (if you choose): ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 4. Gender (circle your response)  Male  Female  Other  Prefer not to specify 5. How would you describe your work status? (Check mark the status that best applies.)  Currently not employed but seeking a job  Not seeking employment (e.g. retired, stay-at-home parent, etc.)  Working for a company located in Camrose  Working for a company located outside Camrose  Self-employed  Student 6. What is your highest level of education completed?  No degree, certificate, or diploma  High school graduation certificate  Some post-secondary (trade, college, university)  Trade certificate or diploma  College certificate or diploma  Bachelor’s degree  Master’s degree  Doctorate  Prefer not to specify

Your Input 1. What are three things that make Camrose a great place to live? a) ____________________________________ ____________________________________

2. What are three things that would make Camrose a better place to live? a) ____________________________________ ____________________________________ b) ____________________________________ ____________________________________ c) ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 3. What are three things that would make Camrose a better place to work and/or run a business? a) ____________________________________ ____________________________________ b) ____________________________________ ____________________________________ c) ____________________________________ ____________________________________

City Services to be Improved 4. The City of Camrose provides many services to citizens. Select up to five (5) service areas that you feel could be improved by placing an X beside it. ___ Airport ___ Aquatic Centre services/programs ___ Arts Centre services/programs ___ Attracting more quality jobs ___ Business attraction, retention and growth ___ Bylaw enforcement ___ Cemetery ___ Communication of Council and City activities ___ Competitive property taxes ___ Customer service ___ Development permits and long-range planning ___ Environmental initiatives ___ Fire prevention and emergency response ___ Garbage and composting collection ___ Golf Course ___ Greenspace (parks, trails, etc.) ___ Online services (electronic billing, bookings, etc.) ___ Playfields/sportsfields services (outdoors) ___ Playgrounds ___ Recreational services (indoors) ___ Recycling facility services ___ Regional collaboration ___ Road maintenance ___ Sidewalk maintenance ___ Snow removal ___ Storm water management ___ Street cleaning ___ Urban forest ___ Wastewater collection and treatment ___ Water source sustainability ___ Water treatment and distribution

Camrose Police Service Citizen Satisfaction Survey 1. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement: “Camrose is a safe city to live in”?  Strongly agree  Somewhat agree  Somewhat disagree  Strongly disagree  No opinion 2. Have you had direct contact with the Camrose Police Services in the last three years?  Yes  No (Skip to Question #5) 3. What was your involvement with the Camrose Police Services? Mark all that apply by placing an X beside it: ___ Requested general information or assistance. ___ Reported a crime or incident. ___ Victim of a crime or incident. ___ Witness to a crime or incident. ___ Subject of a criminal investigation. ___ Subject of a traffic offence or other violation. ___ Subject of a motor vehicle collision. ___ Other (specify) _________________________________ _________________________________ 4. How satisfied were you with the contact you had?  Very satisfied  Somewhat satisfied  Somewhat dissatisfied  Strongly dissatisfied  No opinion 5. If you could make just one recommendation to the Camrose Police Service about how they could improve their services, what would it be? _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ 6. How satisfied are you with the way Camrose Police Officers conduct themselves in the community?  Very satisfied  Somewhat satisfied  Somewhat dissatisfied  Strongly dissatisfied  No opinion 7. Considering all of the different aspects of the police and services provided, how satisfied are you with the Camrose Police Services overall?  Very satisfied  Somewhat satisfied  Somewhat dissatisfied  Strongly dissatisfied  No opinion 8. What do you perceive to be the most serious public safety issues in Camrose?

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Thank you for providing your feedback! City Council and Administration as well as the Camrose Police Service will review and incorporate citizen input when setting priorities for the next five years. The information being collected in this survey is authorized under Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and, as such, is protected by the provisions of this Act. If you have any questions, contact the FOIP Coordinator at 780-678-3027.


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Employment Opportunities GOLF SERVICES SUPERVISOR

An excellent opportunity exists for a highly motivated Golf Services Supervisor to join our dynamic and committed team. The Golf Services Supervisor will be responsible for the management, administration, and operation of the City of Camrose Golf Services including the pro shop, golf food services, golf customer service, clubhouse operations, tournaments and events. This position reports to the General Manager of Community Services. Some of the duties of this position include: FUNCTIONS: • Development and reporting of budget for all golf services. • Hiring, training and supervision of golf services staff. • Supervision and coordination of all aspects of the Pro Shop tee sheet and retail operations, including ordering, receiving, pricing, inventory tracking, displaying and selling of goods and end of day cash out. • Recruitment, coordination and supervision of food services contracts or staff. • Attracting and planning tournaments and events. QUALIFICATIONS: • Education / Training – Class A Member of the PGA of Canada in good standing is an asset or equivalent Golf Course and Recreation management experience. • Proficient in computer skills including Microsoft Office, Tee Sheet booking software, Point of Sale Software. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Effectively adapting to tight deadlines, heavy workloads and sudden or frequent changes in priority in order to accomplish objectives. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer service approach. • Demonstrated professionalism and well developed leadership skills. • The successful applicant will be required to produce a current and satisfactory Driver’s Abstract and Police Information Check. HOURS OF WORK: The hours of work for this position are 37.5 hours per week working on a flex schedule to accommodate busy time of the golf operations during the golf season. Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with two fifteen minute coffee breaks, and a one-hour lunch break during the non-golf season.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Bylaw 2983-18

Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Section 606 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta and amendments thereto, PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that Council of the City of Camrose gave first reading to Bylaw 2983-18 on January 15, 2018. The purpose of Bylaw 2983-18 is to amend Land Use Bylaw 2929-17 as follows: 1.

That Land Use Bylaw 2929-17, be amended by redistricting Lots 6-10, Block 14, Plan RN28A (5110-48A Avenue) from DC – Direct Control District to DC – Direct Control District with amended site regulations. These amended site regulations will allow for additional small-scale commercial uses such as home offices, home occupations, specialty food services, business support services, and pet services.

A Public Hearing is scheduled to be held as follows: Date: February 20, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm Place: Camrose City Hall, 5204-50 Ave., Camrose, AB Any person(s) who have an interest regarding the passing of Bylaw 2983-18 are encouraged to attend the Public Hearing in person to state their support or objections. Any written submissions to be considered by City Council are required to be submitted no later than February 9 at 4:00 pm by mail to: Kim Isaak, Deputy City Manager City of Camrose, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 or by email to: kisaak@camrose.ca Notice is hereby given that Council may thereafter without further notice proceed with final approval of Bylaw 2983-18 at the regular Council Meeting on February 20, 2018. For additional information, contact Colin MacPhee, Senior Development Officer, phone 780-672-4428 or email cmacphee@camrose.ca.

ANNUAL SALARY: The City of Camrose has a progressive salary and benefit package. The starting salary for this position will be established based on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé to the address below by February 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm. We appreciate and consider all applications; however only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. CONTACT: City of Camrose – Attention: Human Resources Mailing Address: 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 P: 780-672-4426 | F: 780-672-2469| E: hr@camrose.ca | W: www.camrose.ca Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP). The personal information recorded on the application form is being collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. The information will be used for the purpose(s) of employee recruitment and administration and is protected by the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.If you require additional information concerning the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the FOIP Officer at 780-672-4426.

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

The City of Camrose is looking for a dynamic, proven leader to fill the role of Director of Public Works. Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Public Works is responsible for executing the Public Works department’s vision and mandate through leadership of all aspects of Public Works services and infrastructure maintenance, including water, sewer, drainage, fleet and roads services. The Director of Public Works provides strategic and technical advice to City departments, Council, related working units and committees on a variety of operational matters. This position will play a significant role in overseeing and managing the operating and capital budgets, establishing best practices in managing public works operations and promoting a team focused workplace designed to service the community with respect and accountability. QUALIFICATIONS: • Post-secondary Education in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a transportation-related discipline. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. • 10+ years of leadership experience at a management level. • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in municipal operations, specifically related to project management, roads, underground infrastructure, transportation and procurement is required. • Supplementary certificates or designations in local government programs, project management, water or wastewater or related field considered an asset. • Experience with managing organizational change initiatives, and determining and setting goals and priorities based on organizational mandates and initiatives. • Experience in the preparation, management and execution of operational and capital budgets and strategic plans. • Demonstrated decision-making and problem solving skills. • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people, including senior management, private and public officials, business and community leaders, advisory boards, union officials, staff and the general public. • Fully experienced in the use of MS Office with advanced computer skills. • The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract and Police Information Check. HOURS OF WORK: Hours of work are generally 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Management duties will require work outside of the core hours as part of this role. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The City of Camrose offers a competitive salary, attractive benefits, and a positive work environment. The starting salary for this position will be based upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. APPLICATIONS: Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and current resumé via email or to the address below by February 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. CONTACT: City of Camrose, Attention: Human Resources Mailing Address: 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 P: 780-672-4426 | F: 780-672-2469 | E: hr@camrose.ca | W: www.camrose.ca


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Continuing the cycle of volunteering By Lori Larsen

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Bylaw 2982-18

Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Section 606 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta and amendments thereto, PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that Council of the City of Camrose gave first reading to Bylaw 2982-18 on January 15, 2018. The purpose of Bylaw 2982-18 is to amend Land Use Bylaw 2929-17 as follows: 1. To amend Land Use Bylaw 2929-17 to allow for routine and administrative changes to the Direct Control District regulations in Camrose and the regulation and location of home businesses. For a detailed discussion of the proposed changes please see http://www.camrose.ca/ A Public Hearing is scheduled to be held as follows: Date: February 20, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm Place: Camrose City Hall, 5204-50 Ave., Camrose Any person(s) who have an interest regarding the passing of Bylaw 2982-18 are encouraged to attend the Public Hearing in person to state their support or objections. Any written submissions to be considered by City Council are required to be submitted no later than February 9, at 4:00 pm by mail to: Kim Isaak, Deputy City Manager, City of Camrose 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB, T4V 0S8 or by email to: kisaak@camrose.ca Notice is hereby given that Council may thereafter without further notice proceed with final approval of Bylaw 298218 at the regular Council Meeting on February 20, 2018. For additional information, contact Colin MacPhee, Senior Development Officer, Planning and Development Services, phone 780-672-4428 or email to cmacphee@ camrose.ca

With an eagerness to put theory to practice, fourth-year University of Alberta Augustana student Andrea Weber (born and raised south of Round Hill) began volunteering with the Family Violence Action Society (FVAS) (under the umbrella of Camrose District Support Services) last summer. What she may not have realized at the time was the impact these vital services have on the communities they serve and how hearing the real-life stories of people affected by using the services would impact her. In her final semester at Augustana majoring in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Sociology, Andrea admits that being a dedicated full-time student can make it difficult to find any extra time, but that doesn’t stop her from giving back.

acknowledged that, without a supportive volunteer supervisor, such as Sheralyn Dobos (FVAS program director), it could have been much more challenging. “She (Sheralyn) recognizes that students have limited time and is so good about working around that. She makes it so easy.” In speaking of her experience with FVAS, Andrea recalled, “At first, I was slightly intimidated, because it is one thing to learn about it through textbooks and in the classroom setting, but to actually be interacting on a personal level with people having these experiences, can be intimidating. “I felt vastly under qualified,” she smiled. “But Sheralyn was amazing and she let me ease into it and find things that I was comfortable with. She was always there to guide me through.”

PUBLIC NOTICE

Development Permit #4356 Notice of Decision The City of Camrose Development Authority approved Development Permit #4356 with conditions, on Jan. 23, 2018 for a Home Occupation, as a Discretionary Use located at: 2703 Valleyview Drive; Lot 3A, Block 3, Plan 0526629 Any person affected by the decision may submit a written notice of appeal and required fee to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8, within 21 days of the decision date.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Community Services Department INVITATION FOR QUOTATION The Community Services Department is inviting interested parties to submit Quotation for the supply and installation of trees as listed below in the City of Camrose. This involves the following: City of Camrose – Supply and Plant Trees on Boulevards and in Park Areas Quotation forms and further information are available from the Community Services Department offices located in the Camrose Aquatic Centre. Telephone inquiries are to be directed to Kim Vassberg, Parks Section at 780-672-9195 or kvassberg@camrose.ca. Quotations will be accepted on the forms provided only, no later than Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Quotations can be dropped off at the Community Services Department at 5600-44 Avenue (Camrose Aquatic Centre) or mailed to 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster University of Alberta Augustana student Andrea Weber encourages young people to get involved.

“It seems as though volunteering or being engaged in the community may not be as much of a priority right now,” noted Andrea about the ability for students, in particular, to get involved. “There should be a sense of responsibility for being engaged and people understanding the benefits on both ends. “Volunteering makes you more invested in the community.” While Andrea appreciates the limitation of time placed on students, she is quick to admit that it doesn’t really take much effort and the rewards are so beneficial. “The generosity and involvement in this community is amazing, but I think there needs to be a push for younger people to get involved.” As a student, having completed over 100 hours of volunteering with FVAS, sometimes twice a week, Andrea

Andrea does a lot of behind-the-scenes work with FVAS including coordinating and planning sponsorship and advertising for the Breakfast With the Guys event held in November last year, cohosted by the Family Violence Action Society and the Camrose Women’s Shelter. Andrea’s direct interactions with people requiring the services of FVAS have been somewhat limited to telephone conversations, but she came to understand the vital necessity of the services while completing some data entry work. “It made me realize the impact this organization has had within the community when I was doing program evaluation survey data entry. The comments people (respondents to the survey) made about how this organization has impacted their lives and

how their relationships are exponentially better because of this program and how even just within a short few weeks the difference it can make in their lives, were amazing. “I was genuinely surprised at how many people access these programs.” What does concern Andrea is the fact that there are so many people who are still unaware that these types of services exist in Camrose and area. “I think there is a need within the community for these services and I see some people who face barriers in accessing these resources from outside Camrose, for whatever reason, whether that be transportation or child care.” She added the importance of focusing on building awareness, not only about the programs and services, but about the issue that many people may not identify when they are in a domestic violence situation or, if they do, they may not know where to seek assistance. Andrea indicated there are valuable counselling services on campus, but they are somewhat limited so students may be searching other options such as those available within the community. “It is important they know how to access them. We need to build awareness about these programs and resources so they are supported and stay available within the community.” In the upcoming semester, Andrea will be taking a psychology course on intimate relationships and sexuality which she hopes will assist her in exploring options on how to coordinate a volunteer experience with Camrose Women’s Shelter, working with a program the Shelter is implementing for healthy relationships. Upon completion of her degree at Augustana, she would like to continue her education and obtain a Masters in Counselling and work with sexual assault survivors. “My long-term goal would be to facilitate a sexual assault program and centre in Camrose and at Augustana,” remarked Andrea. Wanting to return to her hometown area to further assist in the well-being of area residents not only makes Andrea an exceptional citizen, but demonstrates the willingness she has to give back to her community. Who do you know as a community Difference Maker? Let us know. Call The Camrose Booster at 780-672-3142.


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The role of campaigning opportunity for Camrose By Lori Larsen

The job of attracting new businesses and companies to Camrose, all the while supporting the retention and growth of existing local businesses and companies, is one that is broad in scope and diverse in definition. City of Camrose director of community development and innovation Victor Goodman, has a solid understanding of the many hats he has to wear in the performance of his role. Originally hailing from Saskatoon, SK, he completed a Political Science Degree and a Degree in Law at the University of Saskatchewan. He then completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Victoria. As part of Goodman’s economic development professional development he has since acquired certified economic developer designations in Canada and internationally. “I cut my teeth in value added agriculture product development,” said Goodman. “Then I worked five years for a telecommunications company, then spent the better part of next 20 years as a strategic management consultant, which involved working with small business entrepreneurs and owners helping them determine what their business should be doing next–where they wanted the company to be in five years.” After gaining valuable experience as a strategic management consultant Goodman began private consulting with various organizations. “I worked in the tourism industry managing a multi-purpose facility in Saskatchewan then I was given an opportunity as the CEO running tourism and economic development for North Vancouver Island.” Goodman assumed his position with the City of Camrose just over 15 months ago and over that time has been able to use his skills, knowledge and experience in building relationships with Camrose business community and promoting economic activity for Camrose outside the confines of the City itself. Economic development

The role of economic development has changed vastly over the past decade. What may have once been perceived as the position that ‘sells” a municipality is more appropriately a delicate balance of forecasting what the future holds for any given municipality. “I work for the City of Camrose,” noted Goodman. “My job is to work with local businesses, community groups, other levels of government and external stakeholders to try to

create an environment in which entrepreneurs can create economic development.” Goodman added that as a member of the City’s management team a large part of his job also involves working closely with other City departments to determine future development opportunities in Camrose. “Being a good economic development professional today requires you to have a very broad context of the way the economy works locally and how that relates to the regional, provincial, national and international economies,” explained Goodman. “Trying to attract a business of a particular type quite often involves trying to attract companies from outside the area, even the country. This is referred to as Foreign Directed Investment (FDI). That requires the economic development professional to understand how business models for these companies work in these foreign countries or foreign economies –how their business models would be able to benefit from locating a new investment in our region,” said Goodman further explaining that it would have to be done in the context of working with the local business, environment, laws and community. Goodman explained that economic development traditionally consists of two branches. “The first one is business retention and expansion and that involves working with the local businesses to understand what their needs are and trying to do everything you can to retain them and help them grow in the community.” Goodman said he spends time going out and speaking to business people in Camrose to determine what it is the City can do for them. “I want to develop an understanding of what is keeping them (business people) awake at night and what opportunities they see. “In many respects my role is to be a connector. It is not uncommon for me to have a conversation with one entrepreneur who tells me that they would like to see a company that does X come to Camrose, and then have another conversation with a company in Camrose and they say we are doing X and it would be really great if we could find a market for it. But these two companies just don’t know about each other. “We can see a lot of organic growth come from the local entrepreneurial community when they are having regular conversations with each other.” The second branch is investment attraction he said. “This is much harder

because everybody in the world is working on investment attraction. “Generally everybody (municipalities) has similar types of amenities to offer. So you really have to be conscientious about who you try to attract and build very specifically designed business cases for each one.”

this is becoming more challenging as the crystal ball has cracked. “The traditional crystal ball no longer works because the economy is changing so quickly. Goodman said that presently there appears to be a big push to take agriculture products and turn them into ingredients for the world food

As far as I know that plant is still proceeding.” On that note Goodman said there is a wide range in terms of sizes and scope of food processing and ingredients plants that Camrose and region could go after and he is staying on top of that potential. “There is a lot of opportunities to do that and build on

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster City of Camrose community development and innovation director Victor Goodman campaigns to bring opportunities to Camrose

Goodman continued to say that the challenge arises in putting together detailed, often time consuming, business cases not knowing whether potential investors (target companies) will go for the proposal. Often, discussions with target companies require confidentiality agreements that prohibit public disclosure of investment attraction efforts. “A tremendous amount of work goes into trying to attract these companies but economic cycles change and companies make decisions for various reasons that you might not understand.” Crystal ball

Typically, the role of Economic Development professional would entail predicting the future to some degree. “My crystal ball includes things like taking a look at the assets a community has and trying to look forward, usually about 10 years, and making educated guesses about the types of things the City should be doing today to prepare for what is going to be needed in a decade.” However, Goodman admits

market. “That is a very different type of business model than the traditional western Canadian agricultural producer model and requires the ability to understand how consumer packaged goods companies (primarily multinationals with world know brands) work.” Goodman’s indicated that his past experience in the agriculture industry has helped him develop a solid understanding of what it takes to take grains from the prairies and do something to them to turn them into ingredients for foods, cosmetics or other products. “There is a big push on right now, in Western Canada, for protein ingredient plants,” he said. “When I was the director for Value Added Agriculture for the Minister of Agriculture in Saskatchewan, the team worked with international firms to try to attract them and was successful attracting a European firm who planned to build a 100 million dollar protein ingredients plant in Moose Jaw.

the traditional agricultural strengths that we have in Camrose.” He related other areas of industry focus including a concern regarding the growth of artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning in business and how it could affect this region. “Take a look at the number of people in this region who make a living driving or operating a piece of equipment,” he said. “If in 10 years from now trucks are automated (driverless) or other pieces of equipment and manufacturing systems, we would have to look at what we need to do to ensure the employability of these people who are currently doing those jobs, and who may be out of a job if replaced by machines.” Goodman suggested investigating the feasibility of attracting another post secondary educational facility to Camrose that would focus on vocational or trades training to complement the indispensable university training programs being offered at Augustana. Continued on page 17


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Harpoonist and Axe Murderer back for concert By Murray Green

Rose City Roots Music Society has brought back the Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer for a concert at the Bailey Theatre. Shawn “The Harpoonist” Hall and Matthew “The Axe Murderer” Rogers bring an array of harmonicas, foot percussion and a telecaster to share their blues style of music on Thursday, Feb. 8 beginning at 8 p.m. The duo met over music, while recording a radio jingle. When it came time to name the band, they were inspired by a lyric from Kris Kristofferson’s “Bobby McGee” that references the blues harp, (‘I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana’) and axe, a common term for the guitar. Hall provides the rugged vocals and blues harmonica, while Rogers plays the guitar and drums with his feet. The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer released their self-titled album in 2008, followed in 2012 by the widely acclaimed Checkered Past. Their third album, A Real Fine Mess was released in 2014. The band was increasingly inspired not only by the electric blues of the 50s, 60s and 70s, but also by the music that goes way back in time. Both received considerable recognition with a nomination for Blues Album of the Year at the Junos in 2014. They’ve shared the stage with David Wilcox, The Sheepdogs (who also appeared in Camrose in the Roots series) and Serena Ryder. They’ve also had songs featured on television shows such as the CSI, NCIS New Orleans, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods.

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Local rock band Godfrey Blaque returns to the Bailey Theatre with their great classic rock tunes from the ‘60s and ‘70s. This concert marks Godfrey Blaque’s 50th year in local music. They perform at the Bailey Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 3 beginning at 8 p.m. Just like fine wine, the sweet sounds of Godfrey Blaque continue to improve with age. The five-piece cover band are noted for their rich vocals and smooth sounds. The current band members are Dennis Gustavson on lead guitar and vocals, Jim Lambe on drums and Dave Lambe on bass guitar and vocals, Jim Hough on the keyboard and Jan Nowakowski on guitar and vocals. Godfrey Blaque’s original members were Wayne Bellerose (gui-

tar), Frank Duggan (bass guitar), Vern Reinhart (drums) and Nowakowski (vocals). Other band players over the years included Dave Lambe (bass guitar), Dave Giles (drums), Dwight Arial (keyboards), Dave Weiler (guitar), Dave Stang (guitar), Brent Harney (keyboards), Al Pillar (vocals), Greg Johnson (guitar) and Scott Stover (guitar). The former members have been encouraged to come out and celebrate their former band. “We had the opportunity to play in many locations. One memorable weekend, we played in Fort St. John, B.C. Besides playing in the haunts of Camrose, we have played at High Level, Macklin, Saskatchewan and Zorba’s and Ambassador Hotel in Edmonton,” said Jan.

“Over the years, the band has played songs by The Beatles, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd to name a few. I think you might be familiar with lots of the songs,” added Jan. Whether you are a long-time fan or hearing the band for the first time, the celebration will be loads of fun. Take the journey down memory lane while you create an evening full of new memories to last a lifetime. The Bailey Theatre offers cabaret styleseating with tables and chairs, a dance floor and balcony seating to appeal to all patrons. There will be a full bar service and snacks to purchase, plus some 50 anniversary specials.


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Jesus Christ Superstar musical comes to life By Murray Green

The Churchmice Players, who brought Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady to the stage, have been working hard on their upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Proven to be a timeless work by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the rock opera is loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life, but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. It is directed by Dave McDougall and stars Brian Dumont as Jesus. “Performing this show has been on the back burner for a long time. Probably 10 years we have been thinking about doing it,” recalled Dave. “Most people know the music from it and the rock part of it is appealing. It is not a standard musical, it is an opera. It is way different than anything we have done. Everything is sung, so it is a different kind of a challenge.” The story explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. The 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane”. It runs Feb. 8 to 18 at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre in Camrose. The nine performances run Feb. 8 to 11 and then Feb. 14 to 18. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. except for the two Sundays that begin at 2 p.m. “We welcomed the challenge of this show and we really wanted to get as many young people into it as possible. A lot of musicians were interested in playing in it as well. It is a pretty challenging score, but it sounds good,” said Dave. “Singing all of the lines was strange back then, but it led to other rock operas such as Tommy. It led to the revival of musical theatre.” The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971. The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’s life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Top: Mary (Bhey Pastolero) and Jesus (Brian Dumont) listen to Judas (Ron Nease) and his criticism of the way he is not attacking the Roman Empire. Mary (Kelsey Earle) ponders her life with Jesus in the Churchmice Players production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

between Judas and Jesus that are not present in the Bible. “Churchmice has actors, but the number one thing is, we chose people who could sing. If they can sing, I’ll teach them how to act. It does present challenges because it has to be sung well first. Operatic brings out a different set of acting skills,” explained Dave. “It is bigger than conventional theatre. It is full blown and the energy allows you to pour yourself into it. It is very intense and segways from one song to another.” The work’s depiction offers a free interpretation

of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyric and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. “We were lucky to have Brian Dumont and Ron Nease to play Jesus and Judas. We have two talented young ladies sharing the role of Mary in Kelsey Earle and Bhey Pastolero.

There was no way of choosing, so we decided to double cast it and they will alternate the role. Our cast is around 30 people. Our choir is on stage for most of the show. Because this is an opera, everyone has to be able to see our conductor Heidi Schwonik. I also have to mention Caroline Olson. She has done a lot of work with vocals and you can hear the voices getting better.” On the original album, the part of Jesus was sung by Ian Gillan, with Murray Head as Judas, Michael d’Abo as King Herod, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene and Barry Den-

nen as Pilate. In July 1971, the first authorized American concert of the rock opera took place in front of an audience of 13,000 people at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Civic Arena with Jeff Fenholt singing the role of Jesus, Carl Anderson as Judas and Elliman repeating as Mary. “This is the show that got me started in theatre. I was 24 (years old) and tried out, hoping to get a part and I ended up playing the part of Jesus. It set me off doing this kind of thing (theatre) and I always wanted to come back and do this one again. Consequentiality, my son Duncan is 24 and doing the choreography for this show.” Music sung by local people makes the show and attracts everyone to it. “Number one, the music is great and we are really trying to put some spectacle into it. We are not going with traditional dress. We are going for a timeless quality and we have some interesting costumes. Secondly, it is a great show. It has a lot of appeal.” The apostle Judas expresses his concern over Jesus’s rising popularity as a king and the negative repercussions that it will have. He strongly criticizes Jesus for accepting his followers’ unrealistic views, and for not heeding his concerns (“Heaven on Their Minds”). While Judas still loves Jesus, he believes that Jesus is just a man, not God, and worries that Jesus’s following will be seen as a threat to the Roman Empire, which would then punish both Jesus and his associates. Judas’s warning falls on deaf ears as Jesus’s followers have their minds set on going to Jerusalem with Jesus. As they ask Jesus when they will be going to Jerusalem, Jesus tells them to stop worrying about the future, since whatever will happen is determined by God (“What’s the Buzz?”). “We want to get the audience to think. This is a musical that is a tragedy. That is rare.” Eleven musicians are in the band. “They are tied closer to the action than a normal musical. It is demanding because what is happening on stage has to match the music.”

Hall’s orchestra comedy lands in Daysland By Murray Green

The Strathcona Quartet is no joking matter, but when you add former principal clarinet of the Montreal Metropolitan

Orchestra to the mix, things change. Christopher Hall used to find the seriousness of the orchestra environment far to serious and as a stand up comedian, has

added a twist to the performance. The group will be playing at the Daysland Palace Theatre on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. He will successfully

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Campaigning the City Continued from page 12

Other things on Goodman’s radar include determining what the City would need in the way of infrastructure in order to remain competitive in the long term, including robust internet bandwidth. “I am working hard with different communication suppliers to try to ensure that Camrose is on the list for a fibre optic build within the upcoming years. However, the suppliers look at business models and determine which community is the most attractive to them and will typically do those communities first.” Goodman said that while many think attracting the tech industry is the way of the future, every municipality is going after that type of industry and people within the tech industry tend to gravitate to a certain type of vibe that is more often than not something larger centres offer. An area Goodman does predict growth in, during the next decade, is the use of sensors in business to provide data and there may be potential for attracting companies related to the manufacturing of these sensors to Camrose. On a final note, Goodman referred to the strategy of attracting people back to Camrose who have moved away to seek education, training or employment. “The attraction is their family and friends are still here, homes are less expensive, schools are less

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With Canada’s aging population we are seeing an enormous transfer of wealth, one that will continue for years to come. Included in that population are farming parents, many of whose children who have chosen non-farming careers but will end up inheriting all or part of the family farm. The term “farm succession planning” usually implies that one or more farming children will take over the farming operation in some fashion as their parents move away from actively running the business. With the increasing number of farm kids choosing different careers, a more appropriate term is farm transition planning. It encompasses transfers of farm ownership regardless of whether the heirs farm the land themselves or not. Lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and other professionals have been helping farmers with succession planning for a long time. Its visibility among aging parents, as well as their children, has given rise to inquiries being made of other organizations for help. In particular, farm advisory associations, family business organizations and government ministries are being approached for assistance.

As an example of a response to these needs, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry conducted a series of Farm Transition Planning Workshops this past winter. Held in a number of different communities throughout the province, they consisted of two days in each location, held about a month apart. The attendees ranged from farm couples accompanied by a son and daughterin-law who will take over the farm, to individuals and couples who have no one to succeed them in their farming operation. The first day was facilitated by an experienced family business professional and was devoted entirely to recognizing family dynamics. The objective was to help attendees to understand the importance of dealing with family interactions and relationships, as well as potential strategies for clear and effective communications. For the second day, advisors from the law, accounting and financial planning professions presented to the group in the morning. In the afternoon, attendees met privately with each of the advisors for preliminary advice on next steps in their planning process. Comments from participants indicated this was a positive and helpful experience.

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Let’s walk safely By Camrose Seniors Coalition

Camrose Seniors Coalition is delighted to join forces with Walkable Camrose and remind Camrose residents and business owners to keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice over the winter season. Many people will have seen the eye-catching advertisements posted on social media and in local newspapers reminding us to clear our sidewalks. Walkable Camrose is grateful to the City and Downtown Camrose for their assistance promoting the campaign. No matter one’s age or mobility, spending time outdoors is good for everyone. People should be able to walk, maneuver a stroller, or navigate a wheelchair all year round, and it isn’t too difficult for most of us to find the time, energy and equipment to help make our sidewalks safe and accessible, even in winter. With our snow-thaw-freeze cycles happening more often, sidewalks can get treacherous. Keeping them clear of snow and ice makes a big difference for many Camrose residents. Walking safely during this slippery, snowy, and often dark season also means dressing appropriately–from the top (a warm hat) to the bottom (appropriate footwear with good traction). Make sure you can be seen when the sun goes down: affix a reflector strip onto your winter coat, or wear a flashlight wristband. If you are tempted to walk on the street because the sidewalk is icy, be especially careful. The big difference, of course, is a clear sidewalk. While there are still people who neglect their walks, others are unable to clear them and can’t afford to hire out this service. These folks could use a snow angel–a

community-minded person who appreciates the benefit of helping a neighbour while achieving a good work-out. Though we have lots of snow angels in Camrose, we could still use a few more, so the next time you are out clearing your walk, remember the elderly senior who lives down the street, and consider clearing theirs as well. And don’t forget to shovel safely! Shovelling snow is a very physical activity. Remember to warm up before venturing out into the cold. A few stretches and walking in place will raise body temperature, enhance muscle flexibility and allow the heart rate to slowly increase, which is important for heart health. Dress appropriately. Use a small shovel to reduce the risk of back and heart strain. Lift with your legs; better yet, push the snow. Shovel frequently: clear snow every two inches, even if it means going out several times over a 24- or 48-hour period. Avoid caffeine and nicotine before shovelling. Know when to rest and when to quit. Stop when you feel winded, lean on your shovel, and enjoy the beauty of the day before easing back into a gentle routine. If done right, clearing snow can be part of a positive winter health regime. Since Camrose has a bylaw, it may also be good for your pocketbook. Residential property owners have 72 hours to clear their walks after a snow-fall; other property owners have 24 hours (excluding Sundays and holidays). The City also provides sand for free to help when things turn icy: call Camrose Community Services for more information about sand locations at 780672-9195.

Plan to have fun where ever life takes you By Murray Green

Seniors often find themselves leaving their home area to move to new neighborhoods or regions of the country when retiring or moving to an apartment. It can be difficult to leave those comfort zones behind, especially when it means saying goodbye to close friends or family members. Establishing new social circles as a senior can be challenging. But with a little effort and the right attitude, seniors can meet new people and enjoy the excitement that comes with new friendships. Join a club. If you have a particular hobby or interest, rekindle it in your new location. Find a local gardening club, church-sponsored organization or fitness centre where you can meet likeminded men and women. Ask the real estate agent who helped you relocate to make suggestions on where to find community information and read community

notices in the local newspaper. Get a dog. Dogs make great companions inside of the house and also serve as an ice breaker when you are outdoors. Take plenty of walks and take advantage of opportunities for conversation when people come up to you to inquire about your dog. Explain your situation and you may make some new friends along the way. Volunteer your time. Many people make new friends through volunteering. Volunteer and you’re likely to meet people who share the same interests as you. Sign up with a favorite charity or volunteer at nonprofit events and look for familiar faces. Start talking to those people you meet again and again. Participate in church events. Places of religious worship are often cornerstones of a community, and they frequently host different events to get parishioners or members together. Read the

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bulletin and get involved in pot lucks, retreats, movie nights, and other churchsponsored events. Work at a school. Schools also serve as hubs of community activity. Volunteer or work for a local school and you will soon find yourself immersed in your community’s weekday hustle and bustle. This is a great way to meet people and learn more about your new neighborhood in the process. Host your own party. Go out on a limb and plan a “new to the neighbourhood” party. Put invitations in neighbors’ mailboxes and invite everyone over for snacks and cocktails. Remember, neighbours may be just as nervous about new faces as you are, and a party is a great way to break the ice. Change can be hard for seniors starting out in new communities. With some gumption and a few strategies to get started, anyone can expand their circle of friends.

Submitted The Bethany Group’s annual food drive, Loaves and Fishes was another success, raising an estimated 250 pounds of food for the Camrose Neighbor Aid Food Bank. Pictured from left, Rev. Brian Krushel, Michelle Wideman, Carla Beck, Dave Buist, Ken Fischer and Rev. David Eriksson. Several of the organization’s facilities in Camrose participated in the drive including, Bethany Meadows (Continuing Care and DSL), Louise Jensen, Rosehaven (including Crossroads and administration), Memory Lane, Faith House, Viewpoint, Stoney Creek and Rosealta Lodges and Deer Meadows.


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Living with chronic disease By Lori Larsen

Living with a chronic disease, day to day, can be manageable when supplied with important and helpful information. Alberta Health Services is offering a free sixweek series of workshops for Camrose and area residents on living with chronic disease. The Better Choices Better Health workshop sessions will be held on Thursdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 8 and 15 from 1:30 until 4 p.m. at the Alberta Health Services Lakeside Office at 4703-53 Street. The six workshops are designed to support Albertans living with ongoing health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, obesity, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, colitis, Celiac disease

and mental health concerns. The workshops will be led by trained volunteers, many of whom live with a chronic disease. This approach ensures an understanding of the challenges participants face and provides a supportive and welcoming environment. Better Choices Better Health will also focus on teaching tools and techniques common to chronic conditions, as opposed to one specific disease or condition. Topics during the workshops will include: solving problems and setting goals, handling pain and fatigue, managing medication, dealing with stress and difficult emotions, eating healthy and increasing activity and communicat-

ing with health care providers. R eg istration is required as date and time are subject to change. For more information and to register to attend the workshops, telephone the Alberta Healthy Living Program Central Zone at 1-877-3146997. Attendees can also register for the online workshop, visit: https:// betterchoicesbetterhealth. ca/online/. Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patientfocused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.


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Looking forward to active 2018 By Kevin Sorenson, MP, Battle River-Crowfoot

Next week, the House of Commons will resume sitting and I look forward to delivering your messages to the Liberal government on the numerous issues that we have been talking about throughout the Christmas season in Battle River-Crowfoot. As your voice in Parliament, I appreciate very much the input I receive from concerned constituents. Before the House resumes, the Conservative Party of Canada will hold our National Caucus meeting in Victoria, BC where Members of Parliament and Senators will be mapping out our strategy for the coming debates. The legalization of cannabis, NAFTA trade talks, higher taxes and the pending federal Budget 2018 are among the issues that folks around our riding are bringing to my attention. Conservatives have a positive vision that is centered on ordinary Canadians. Canadians work hard and should have more money in their pockets. This only comes from lower taxes. Last week, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer travelled to Washington with a team of Conservative MPs to show a united front against U.S. protectionist policies that hurt jobs in both our countries. The United States is Canada’s largest trading partner and hundreds of thousands of Canadians have jobs that are directly related to trade and trade-associated industries. NAFTA has worked for Canada over the last three decades and Conservatives believe that a strong trade partnership with the U.S. will be good for both countries in the decades to come. With the world price of oil climbing to nearly $63 as I write this, it is encouraging for the local economy here in Battle River-Crowfoot. There is some optimism in our province’s natural resources sector and consequently, for our local economic outlook. This is all in spite of policies from the federal Liberal and provincial NDP governments that have hurt the hard-working people in East Central Alberta. The Alberta government has finally removed some barriers that will help with the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline to take our high quality crude from Hardisty to Tidewater. What concerns me is that the Liberals seem to keep throwing new barriers, regulations and delays on energy projects that are of national importance. One day they claim to support pipelines, but the next day their actions show otherwise. The Official Opposition will continue to call on the Prime Minister to do what is best for Canada and see that pipelines are built. In the cold weeks we have been experiencing, it has become a harsh reality that the Trudeau/Notley carbon tax is hurting the very people that the Prime Minister claims he is trying to help. I have had many calls from senior citizens–many on fixed incomes–disappointed that we are all are paying even more to heat our homes. The Liberal government is deploying their age-old tricks when it comes to the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs Program. They are imposing a “values test” on organizations who apply for funds through this program. This is a troubling misuse of political power and I thank everyone who has contacted me to state their objection. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or previous columns you may write me at 4945-50th Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, toll free 1-800-665-4358, fax 780-608-4603 or e-mail Kevin.Sorenson.c1@parl.gc.ca.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Camrose and District Support Services staff Signi Bruner, left, Margaret Holliston and Margaret Falk are willing to help guide people to the various groups around Camrose. By Murray Green

Camrose and District Support Services expanded its comprehensive Information and Referral service about 18 months ago by adding a Supportive Information and Referral consulting/ counselling support. That service is still valuable to people seeking information on where to turn for help in the community. CDSS administrative assistant Margaret Falk provides primary reception information and support. She suggested the expanded service in 2016 to help people sort out their issues, prepare for referrals and provide follow-up support. That’s where Signi Bruner comes in. She is the CDSS Supportive Information and Referral consultant. She has had some interesting conversations over the past 18 months and has helped many people. “There are times when people might be asking one question, but are looking for answers to other ques-

Attestation for student summer jobs By Kevin Sorenson, MLA Battle River-Crowfoot

As your Member of Parliament, I have been hearing an outpouring of concern and objection to the Liberal government in Ottawa’s adding a new “attestation” requirement for those applying for a grant to hire a student under the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs Program. There is grave concern about the precedent that is being set when Canadians are required to take a “values test” to access government services. This is a misuse of government’s

power by the Prime Minister and it is hurting organizations who are applying for these grants and doing valuable work across the country. I would like to communicate a couple of suggestions to the organizations in my riding who are applying for this grant. The Feb. 2 deadline is fast approaching and I do not wish to have any in my riding to go without. First, make sure to apply for these grants even if you have concerns about this new requirement, and ensure that you fill the application out complete-

ly and as required. It has been suggested that organizations print off the application, ‘check’ the attestation and include a note explaining your organizations mandate and mission (the application will then need to be mailed). Second, in a separate email, you may want to write to the Prime Minister (Justin.trudeau@parl. gc.ca) stating your objection to the imposition of the current government’s opinions onto the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs Program, applicants, students, and all Canadians.

tions,” said Margaret Holliston, CDSS executive director. “Sometimes people need someone to talk to who is not connected to a specific program. Signi helps them get ready to access the services they need.” The program assists people who are affected by the current economic downturn, may never have had to seek help before and perhaps don’t know where to begin. “Often, we have long conversations to determine what services people need and then give them numbers to make phone calls,” said Holliston. “If someone calls us, we can help them.” Sometimes, people need guidance on what they are looking for. “Some people are not sure what is offered or what they need. I had a call from a friend of a person who was hesitant to call,” said Falk. “We have to talk to them for a while to understand what service can help them the most. I felt that we couldn’t give them enough attention. They need more information.” Bruner was added to the staff on a part-time basis to meet with people in oneon-one sessions to give that additional support. People need someone to talk to who will help them explore their situation and begin planning with them how they can best deal with that situation. “There is usually more than one issue. My job first is to be a good listener and find out what they are lacking,” said Bruner. “Sometimes they can’t afford counselling, so I refer them to those counsellors who have a sliding scale of what they can afford.”

The extra counselling service can make the difference between success and failure. “I offer suggestions that are available in the CDSS Help Book. I only give them one or two suggestions at a time because it can become overwhelming if you give them too much information at once. They are more likely to have the confidence to call if you give them simple direction of where to turn. My struggle is not to point out too many places to go to. I like to tell them a little bit of information on who they are calling so they have that comfort zone.” Bruner is a former teacher, mediator, minister and businesswoman and has plenty of experience in helping others. “Housing is the worst issue because there is nothing I can do for them. Last I heard there were 80 people on the waiting list for housing subsidy. All of the money designated for housing has been used up. If you go off subsidy by accident or otherwise, you can’t get back on it, even if you qualify.” Follow-up sessions within several weeks or even a few months can be arranged. Knowing that there will be a follow-up conversation is reassuring for most people. “This is a bit of a jewel as a service because it is free, theoretically up to three appointments, but we have extra room (time) right now because our numbers are not huge,” said Holliston. “We thought we would have to turn people away.” Contact CDSS at 780672-0141, or drop by the office on the second floor of the Camrose Community Centre for more information.


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Weight management sessions open to all local residents By Murray Green

Camrose and area residents are invited to learn safe and effective strategies to manage their weight by attending an Alberta Health Services (AHS) weight-management program. This series of free workshops is led by AHS health professionals who share their expertise and guide interactive group sessions. The program is

open to residents 17 years of age and older. (Family members and supporters are welcome to attend. The workshops are not recommended for pregnant women.) Interested residents are welcome to register and attend all or some of the workshops, depending on their specific educational interests. This allows for a flexible program that

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adapts to the needs of each participant. Workshop sessions include Nutrition: The Top Five Tips To Reduce Calories (Jan. 30). Learn the top five ways to lower calories and practice new strategies. Nutrition: The Truth About What Works In Weight Management (Feb. 6). Learn to evaluate what you are eating; learn strategies to help lower your calorie intake, explore meal patterns, food choices and

portion size, as well as discover foods that can help manage weight. Moving Matters: Including Physical Activity in Your Day (Feb. 20). Learn about benefits and barriers to being more active, how to become more physically active and learn how to set your own personal activity goals. Nutrition: Eating Away From Home And On Special Occasions (Feb. 27). Learn how buffets, parties, vacation and holiday eating can affect your

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caloric intake. Explore strategies to minimize extra calories when eating away from home and during special occasions. Workshop sessions will be held at the Camrose Recreation Centre (4512-53 Street) from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required, as date and time are subject to change. For more information and to register to attend, call the Alberta Healthy Living Program Central Zone at 1-877-3146997.


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Days for Girls quilt By Lori Larsen

SEWING/SERGING EVENTS 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Align Accounting, 4717-56 Street (Two doors west of Camrose Church of God) SATURDAYS – February 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, April 7 SUNDAYS – February 4, March 4 and 18, April 15

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On Nov. 25, 2017, people around the world recognized the International Nations Day for the Elimination of Violence Towards Women and Children, in an effort to bring awareness to the fact that violence against women and girls still exists as a widespread violation of human rights. In support of the cause, the Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak Days for Girls Camrose team raised $1,500 from tickets sold for a quilt draw.

The beautiful quilt was made and donated by Anna Harder, with quilting donated by Roger Kerr of Quilting From the Heart. Days for Girls makes washable, reusable, feminine hygiene kits for the world’s poorest girls so they are able to attend school every day of the month and successfully graduate. Sewing and non-sewing volunteers are invited to attend a sewing or kit assembly day this winter. Training and materials are provided.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at Certified Training, 5051-50 Street (North of Bailey Theatre) Sewing and non-sewing volunteers from school-age to seniors are welcome. Bring your sewing machine or serger. Contact Carol at 780-672-4885 or email camrosealberta@daysforgirls.org with your questions.

Submitted photo Winner of the Days For Girls quilt draw, Shaune Switzer of Sibbald, centre is joined by Anna Harder, left, and Roger Kerr, right.

Local quilters enter QuiltCon showcase By Murray Green

Ardelle Kerr and Kathleen Riggins both have quilts entered in the QuiltCon show in Pasadena, California from Feb. 22 to 25. Only 360 quilts were chosen from a pool of more than 1,400 across the world. QuiltCon is held each year by the Modern Quilt

Guild (MQG), a nonprofit organization that supports and encourages the growth and development of modern quilting. Kerr and Riggin’s work was one of only 360 quilts selected by a jury of modern quilters. This will be the second time QuiltCon has been held

in Pasadena. This year’s show will feature the best in modern quilting design and workmanship. “We’re so happy to be back in Pasadena for our fifth QuiltCon, and even more excited to showcase these amazing quilts at this level,” said Alissa Haight Carlton, executive director

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of the MQG. “The QuiltCon juried quilts really demonstrate how innovative and design-focused modern quilting has become, and it’s thrilling be able to feature the best in modern quilting on this international stage.” The show will showcase over 550 quilts, 360 of which are part of the juried exhibit.

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Local doctor honoured By Lori Larsen

Dr. Chris Nichol, a Camrose family physician, was recently named the recipient of the 2017 Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) Rural Physician Award of Distinction. Dr. Nichol, who has served Camrose and area for almost two decades, was nominated by individuals representing over a dozen organizations. He was selected to receive the honour by a review committee composed of rural Alberta community members and medical professionals who felt Dr. Nichol’s clinical leadership epitomizes the outstanding commitment to rural medicine. Dr. Nichol helped develop team-based care, and supports medical education and involvement in the community. “ The board of directors agrees that Dr. Nichol’s work to make St. Mary’s Hospital a rural stroke centre,” said RhPAP executive director, Bernard Anderson. “His support of medical education in the community through the ‘Young Medical Minds’ program is among the many amazing contributions to his community that make him worthy of this prestigious award.” The RhPAP Rural Physician Award of Distinction was created in 2002 to recognize the contributions of all rural physicians, especially those ‘unsung heroes’ who provide Alberta rural communities with outstanding medical services and who make huge contributions to medical practice and their communities. Founded in 1991 by the Government of Alberta as the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan, a renewed Rural Health Professions Action Plan, or RhPAP, is transitioning from a rural physician support program to a rural allied health professionals and community development agency. RhPAP’s vision is to help rural Alberta have and sustain the right number of rural health practitioners in the right places, offering the right services, through community and professional development programs, services and evidence-informed advocacy.


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BRCF funds celebrate Augustana music The Battle River Community Foundation awarded a grant to the University of Alberta, Augusta Campus, to support the music division. The grant is from income from the PJ Bailey Fund, which allows the Bailey family to recommend charitable programs and projects that are meaningful to the family, to receive grants. The Battle River Community Foundation exists to support projects and programs, such as those offered at Augustana, in East Central Alberta which benefit the local communities and have a positive impact on the future. Grants from the Battle River Community Foundation are primarily made

possible through the generosity of individual donors and organizations that have created endowment funds. The principal of these endowment funds are kept intact and the income is made available annually to support local projects and organizations. Since it was founded in 1995, the Battle River Community Foundation has granted over $5,440,000 to support community facilities and programs operated by organizations and municipalities in the region. To learn more about the University of Alberta, Augustana music division, contact Alex Carpenter at 780-679-1571. To learn more about the Battle River Commu-

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Grand Slam of Curling a success By Murray Green

Camrose held a successful curling Grand Slam event with the Canadian Open from Jan. 16 to 21. The event was a success both on and off the ice due in part to the high quality of teams entered. In fact, 11 teams will be representing their countries at the Winter Olympics. Team Carey from Calgary won the women’s championship, while Team de Cruz of Switzerland captured the men’s side. “We had tremendous success from the get-go and everything ran smooth. The finals were fantastic and the attendance was good. I thought it was really good,” said event chair Neil Bratrud of the Rose City Curling Club. “We met or exceeded all of our expectations. You can’t get a better field of curlers,” added Ken Duggan, Rose City Curling Club special events coordinator. “It may have hurt our Sunday walkup crowd because we didn’t have Team Koe, or a Canadian team in the men’s final. We did exceed our budget expectations with the sales of tickets and Sportsnet is really pleased with us. There are not any negative things we are hearing right now.

The volunteers and the whole organization put on a great show behind the scenes. Sportsnet does everything on the ice and that is different than other events we have done in the past. They did a great job and we were a great team together.” Some draws drew 500 fans, while others came close to the 2,000 mark. “We had 1,500 in attendance as far as records for a draw, but our scanners went down so I think we were more than that on Saturday,” said Ken. This event featured the best curling and most interest from viewers of all the events held in Camrose. “We could have not had better timing for an event like this. These teams are primed to go to the Olympics. With 11 being Olympic-bound teams, they were serious about trying to win and beat each other. You just can’t get a better field of curlers. In fact, this is a better field than will be in the Olympics.” The success in Camrose will lead to another event in the future. “This makes us feel really proud. We have a great crew of volunteers here, but it is hard to host an event like this every year or even every two years,” explained Ken. “It would lose its lus-

ter and the volunteers would burn out. There is a lot on television and this event was just right. The scenario we could hope for is to host this event again in four years. Although Camrose is a curling community, ideally we would like to host every four years.” Although the numbers are not in, the Rose City Curling Club is expecting to profit from the event to help the club and support the youth programs. “We don’t know exactly how things will turn out, but it will help the club out,” said Neil. “It is going to be financially successful, no doubt about that, but a good part of that is from our government grants, support we received from the City and County and our sponsors. We can’t go back to those contributors all of the time. You have to pace yourself. This was a major international event, so it was great exposure for Camrose,” said Ken. “We had calls from Quebec and Newfoundland about tickets, so it was interesting that people are willing to travel that far for an event like this. I heard cowbells in the last game, so not sure if people from Switzerland came, but it was good to hear.”

• Feb. 3 Red Deer Swim Meet • Feb. 11 Camrose Police Services vs Special Olympics Basketball Athletes, 2-4 pm at Sparling School. • March 16, ‘Cops, Pops and Pizza’ at Boston Pizza • May 5, Larry Gibson Memorial fun Run for Special Olympics Camrose Follow us on Twitter, SOA Camrose@SOACamrose AND, COMING SOON IN OUR …

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Based on parent response to our discussions last spring, BRSD is now accpeting registration for the LOGOS Christian Program, which will be available at Chester Ronning School in September of 2018, to serve students in K-5. To find out more, check the website at brsd.ab.ca, or call Chester Ronning School at (780)672-5588.


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Snowbirds here in the summer By Lori Larsen

Read to succeed

Anyone who attends a post-secondary institution must have a sense that they are able to learn. Otherwise, what is the point of going to class? Learning is enhanced by what Carol Dweck, a research psychologist, calls a growth mindset. The growth mindset is held by anyone who understands that their abilities, skills, and intellect are able to be developed and Neil Haave, grown. This is very different Biology, Augustana from the idea of a fixed mindCampus, University set which is held by those of Alberta who believe that their ability to learn is natural or innate and fixed from birth. Every year I am surprised when I meet students who feel disadvantaged by the reading requirements in my courses because reading is not, as they put it, part of their ‘learning style.’ The theory that undergirds learning styles is that students learn best when teaching matches their learning preference be it, for example, visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. The research on learning, however, does not support the theory. What the research does suggest is that learning occurs best when the teaching mode matches the content. Thus, if problem-solving is the skill to be learned, then practising problem-solving is the best way to learn it. If concepts are what is being learned, then reading and practising explaining the concepts may be the best way to learn them. There are many different ways to learn and we each have our preferences about how we learn. But that does not mean that we cannot develop different learning modes. If we have difficulties learning by listening to a lecture that does not mean that our listening skill is fixed and unable to be developed. It means that we need more practice at listening for meaning. If we have difficulties understanding meaning through reading written text, that does not mean that we are unable to develop into skilled readers—it only means that we need more practice reading and to learn strategies for reading different types of texts. It is well-known that widely-read people have a head start on others when learning something because they have at the ready a myriad of read experiences, facts, and concepts that they are able to integrate with the new material. In Make it Stick, Brown, Roediger III and McDaniel argue that deep learning occurs when we are able to integrate what we are learning with our existing mental models of our world. Deep learning occurs when we are able to integrate new material into our existing understanding. In other words, for learning to stick, we need to fit it into what we already know. Hence, students who have read widely and extensively are better prepared for learning because they apply different strategies for different kinds of texts. How we read a novel is different from how we read a textbook or scholarly article. Inexperienced readers may have difficulties reading for information or meaning rather than for pleasure. But reading does not simply deliver information, reading also rewires our brain. As Maryanne Wolf writes in Proust and the Squid, reading deeply by considering the ambiguities in a text produces changes in the synapses of the neural network in our brain. In doing so, our brain is able to better integrate what we are learning with what we have previously read. The well-read student has a richer memory upon which to draw when trying to integrate new learning, new understandings. Without having exerted prior effort in reading a variety of texts, newspapers, magazines, or books, students are at a disadvantage when they arrive at university. University professor Patrick Sullivan penned an open letter to high school students about reading back in 2016 in which he stated that the best advice he can give to those who aspire to earn a university degree is to read often and widely–this is the best preparation one can do to achieve academic success. So, encourage your children and your students to read, even if they find it difficult. Reading is similar to any skill or ability—it can be developed with work, effort, focus, and practice. And as Carol Dweck points out, even geniuses have to work hard.

Camrose will once again be welcoming the Canadian Forces Snowbirds from July 17 to 19, after a vote of 5/3 by city council in a motion to approve the grant request of $7,500, to be funded from the 2018 Community Assistance Program, towards the cost of hosting the Canadian Forces Snowbirds event in Camrose from July 17 through July 19, 2018, as well as in-kind support of Labour and Equipment for either Option “A” or Option “B”, with the City’s preference being for Option “A”. In a presentation to City of Camrose council, director of the Camrose Flying Club and air show consultant, Jadene Mah, proposed the opportunity to host the Snowbirds for a free family event that brings the excitement of a one-of-a-kind demonstration to Camrose.

of Canada’s national treasures so close,” said Mah, of the ease with which spectators can view the Snowbirds’ Tutor jets on the ground. Mah indicated that for the 2009, 2011 and 2014 visits, the Flying Club along with City engineering and the airport, wrote and applied for community initiative program grants which provided for several legacy benefits for the airport and community at large. “An example is the chain link safety fencing around the airport. I believe we have done that in two phases to comply with airport SMS (Safety Management Systems) requirements that happened through a grant written because we had this event.” Mah explained the reasoning behind hosting the proposed event on a midweek day in July. “Having

Submitted Captain Brett Parker, Snowbird 2 of Edmonton interacts with a young Camrose fan at the 2014 Snowbird visit.

“Camrose is really great at events,” noted Mah. “We have an incredible reputation for hospitality and community engagement. The event itinerary would resemble the following. On Tuesday morning, two jets would fly in first and set up, then the remaining nine jets would come in later Tuesday morning. “There would be some opportunity for media and visits from children and a social function in the evening on Tuesday,” said Mah. The pilots and crew would stay over in the community on Tuesday night, then on Wednesday, there would be opportunities for work with youth programs during the day and the show taking place, for approximately an hour, on Wednesday evening, followed by an autograph session. “They would stay over in our community again on Wednesday night, then depart for Cold Lake on Thursday morning.” The City of Camrose previously hosted the Snowbirds in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014. “Camrose airport is the only show site in the world that the public can see one

it mid-week in July means significantly reduced hosting hard costs for special events, such as porta potties. Not having it during Big Valley Jamboree and for a shorter duration reduces the demand on community resources,” noted Mah. Mah explained some of the benefits of having the Snowbirds event would include opportunities for field trips for Reading University students, children at the City of Camrose Discovery Kids, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and Cadets as well as community social interaction such as an Ice Cream Social and autograph sessions. Mah continued by explaining the three basic requirements needed in order to host the event. “First, we need to know we have people on board. There is a great team with the Flying Club and great resources here in Camrose, but we need all of them on board. “Secondly, the Snowbirds come with a checklist/manual and money and resources are needed to fullfil those manual requirements.” Mah indicated that satisfying the checklist would include a request of $7,500

to the City of Camrose to get started. “That $7,500 would be matched by the Flying Club,” she added. Based on the draft budget for the event, that would leave approximately $20,000 to be raised either in sponsorships or grants. “We feel like that is a realistic target. In the past, we have always applied for a matching grant, but in order to match the grant, we need some grant inputs. We have leveraged the City’s cash input and Flying Club’s cash input and volunteer hours to obtain those grants.” The last requirement would involve ensuring a sterile aerobatic display area for the Snowbirds actual flight performance. Mah indicated that additional City services would be required as part of the Snowbirds checklist and would be dependant on that sterile aerobatic display area and where it would be located. “When the Snowbirds do their traditional aerobatic display they need a sterile aerobatic display area which is basically a space void of people, movement and traffic for the duration of their show, which is approximately one hour.” Mah said the club identified three or four viable options around the city. “It is no small feat to identify a sterile aerobatic display area.” As described by City of Camrose director of engineering Jeremy Enarson, the approximate size of a sterile aerobatic display area for this type of event would be 1.8 km long and 1 km wide. “There are some variations to that, but that is a rough idea of what you would be looking at,” said Enarson. Mah said she has been working with Enarson and Camrose Airport manager Wayne Steel on determining options for locating the sterile aerobatic display area (showbox). Option A would require the closure of Exhibition Drive (Gravel Pit road) and possibly 39 Street, both south of Camrose Drive and would include detour routes for affected areas. For Option B the showbox would be located immediately north of the Camrose Resort Casino and would require the closure of Highway 26 (west of Highway 13) and Highway 13 (between Highway 26 and Camrose Drive.) As indicated by Mah, Option B would require a great deal more coordination and support from City departments as well as some nonCity agencies. The total cost of in-kind support for option A would be approximately $10,720 and for Option B would be approximately $25,380.


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Paws for adoption at new shelter By Lori Larsen

The Camrose & Area Animal Shelter Society has happily settled into their new digs at Bay 8, 4617-41 Street and, as of the end of December, had 55 cats/ kittens safely and soundly taking up temporary residence. Shelter Society vice president Susan Hertel snuggled one of the shelter guests as she explained the workings of the shelter, which had its official ribbon cutting on Jan. 10. “Cats all have their own stories. Most are truly stray cats, lost or abandoned and we even have cats that are spayed or neutered that belonged to someone at some point.” The need for the shelter was immediately realized as the building purred with the sound of once stray cats and kittens, now safe, warm, fed and cared for and waiting adoption. Presently the shelter is focusing on stray cats found within the City of Camrose limits, but would eventually like to expand by accepting stray cats from areas outside of Camrose and owner surrenders. The process

Once a cat has been turned into the shelter, a process begins to ready the animal for adoption. “Veterinarians from the Camrose Animal Hospital come in after hours and do the vaccines, deworming, microchipping and examinations,” said Hertel. Once that is complete and any treatment the animal might require is administered, they are quarantined for usually two weeks. “As soon as the cat is shown to be healthy, then they are spayed or neutered and get their booster vaccines. A week after that, they can go up for adoption.” Hertel mentioned that the cats do not receive a rabies vaccine. “When the cat is adopted out, it comes with a free exam (by the vet) within a week of adoption at which time the owner can have the rabies vaccine done at their own expense.” In an effort to ensure the cats are adopted out to a safe and proper home life, the shelter also has an applicant screening process which can take anywhere from a day to a week to complete. “These cats often come from iffy backgrounds and we don’t want them to go to a home for two weeks then have them tossed in the streets because (for example) a landlord doesn’t allow cats.” The application process screens for basic care information including whether or not the applicant has had pets before, under what circumstances would the applicant seek veterinary care for their pet, are there

other pets in the home, are the other pets in the home spayed or neutered and have up-to-date vaccines and how the owners keep their pets confined in their own yards. Hertel indicated that allowing a cat to roam is very much an issue. “Our stand is that people are expected to keep their dogs under control and it should be the same for cats. Responsible pet ownership should mean that you know where you cat is, that it is safe and that it is not being a problem to the neighbours.” Along with the screening process, the shelter also charges adoptions fees. Volunteers

The Shelter itself is run strictly by volunteers – thoughtful people who dedicate their time ensuring a better life for stray cats and kittens. “We always need volunteers,” smiled Hertel. “We do have a lot of people signed up to volunteer, but many are unable to come in on a regular basis.” The Shelter runs cat care shifts (feeding, changing litter boxes, playtime, some cleaning and much needed cuddling) twice a day seven days a week at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Shelter is open three times a week, Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon, Thursday 1 until 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for anyone wishing to drop off cats or donations or would like to assist with cleaning, administrative duties, sorting donations and other tasks. “We are also looking for a couple volunteers who are able to do the adoption screening for us, which basically means making some phone calls from your own home.” Volunteers are subject to a short training session to explain the Shelter processes and procedures. “As for the volunteers, what we are more-or-less asking is a minimum of two shifts a month, whatever that might be, whether that is cat care or open hours and we are asking for a minimum of a sixmonth commitment.”

For anyone interested in donating, the Shelter posts a wish list at the top of their Facebook page m.facebook.com/CamroseArea-Animal-Shelter-Society-1576495022641586/as well as a whiteboard sign in the Shelter window. Hertel added that they will not turn away any donations even if they are not able to use them at the Shelter, such as large dog beds or dog food. “Things that aren’t usable here will get passed on to other rescues or the Alberta Pet Food Bank.” Responsible owners

Susan encourages people to do their homework and ensure they are fully committed to having a pet. “With all the free kittens available on social media or other places, a lot of people don’t adopt from the rescues and the shelters.” The result – rescues and shelters are constantly full. “Then when people do have those emergencies and need to find a place for their cat and the shelters are full, the cats may be abandoned. “We need to educate people to get their pets spayed and neutered which would leave more room in the shelters for the cats that do need to come in.” Hertel highly recommended microchipping your pets as well. “It does work and it is not that expensive.” She also advised that allowing your cat to roam free (outside of your property) is not the safest choice for your pet. On a final note, Hertel said, “I have people ask what they can do to help and I always say that volunteering and donating is a part of it, but the biggest part of it is to help us curb the overpopulation of pets. “Spay, neuter, microchip and keep your pets home where they are safe. My mission is to save animals. My hope is that I won’t have to.” For more information, visit the Shelter during the open hours or email at camroseanimalshelter@ gmail.com or telephone 780-608-0091.

Norman Robert (Bob) Foyd Norman Robert (Bob) Foyd, formerly of Camrose, passed away peacefully with his wife and family by his side at 2:18 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 82 years in Viking. Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife Hazel Jean; daughter Coral Jean Foyd; son Perry Robert (Rob) Foyd; daughter-in-law Hanneke Foyd; grandson Peter Robert Foyd; granddaughter Jennifer Marie Foyd; sisters Betty Isaac of Quesnel, BC and June Ford of Tofield, AB; along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Bertha; father Peter; and brother Christian. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of cards, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society. We want to thank the staff of Viking Extendicare for their excellent care for Dad.

Beverly Joyce Smith April 21, 1960 ~ January 24, 2018 Beverly Smith of Camrose passed away on January 24, 2018 at the age of 57 years old. She is survived by her twin brother Barry Smith of Camrose; sister Wendy Smith of Fort McMurray; partner Steve Feldman; nieces Michelle, Brittany and Nicole; and nephew Michael Balfour. She is predeceased by her mother Joyce; father Art; brother Gary; and sister Pat. No funeral service will be held. Many thanks and appreciation to Joyce’s caregiver Michelle Gabrieua, Bethany Long Term Care Maple Cottage and her many friends.

In loving memory of

Dale Enarson June 17, 1944 ~ February 2, 2008 Your helping hand   was always first, To render any aid you could. Your voice was always raised   in praise, Your words were wise   and good. Dear Dad, since you have   gone away, The ones you loved so true, Try hard to carry on the way We know you’d want us to. Sadly missed, never forgotten, always loved, Jean, Jason, Jill, Jeremy and families

Donations

Like any not-for-profit organization run solely by volunteers, donations are imperative to the survival of the Shelter. “We can always use dry kitten food,” said Hertel. “We go through it very quickly.” She commended the community for the generosity they have shown thus far with donations of adult cat food, kitty litter and other shelter necessities. “Any and all donations are welcome. We could use bleach, laundry soap, disposable gloves, any cleaning supplies.”

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Attending the ribbon cutting of the new Camrose and Area Animal Shelter were left to right, back row, City councillor David Ofrim, Camrose and Area Animal Shelter treasurer Lynn Horsman, Mayor Norm Mayer, Pet Valu manager Kirsta Dube, Shelter volunteer Sherlen Mccarty, City councillors Cathie Johnson, Kevin Hycha and Wayne Throndson, front row from left Shelter directors Sue Quinlan, Sherry Lafortune and vice-president Susan Hertel.


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Mason Robert Pound July 31, 1926 ~ January 18, 2018 Mason Robert Pound passed away on January 18, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Mason was born on July 31, 1926 on a farm in the Daysland area to Albert and Pearl Pound. He attended Owre School and later graduated from Daysland School. Mason farmed and lived close to Mike and Rose Zwack. He became like part of their family along with Vonnie, Roger, Carol and Al. Many good times were had growing older together. In 1973, Mike and Rose moved to Camrose. Mason decided he would also like to move. So later in 1973, he purchased a home near Charlie Killam School. Mason was employed by Lamb Ford for many years as janitor and later delivered vehicles all over Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC and Manitoba. Mason enjoyed living in Camrose until his move to Providence Place in Daysland in November 2017. While in Camrose, he had many wonderful friends and neighbors who visited often. His neighbors Dirk and Coral Ekelund, Mona Lamoureux and Lorraine Williams were such a blessing to Mason. Mason’s health deteriorated quickly after his move, but he enjoyed his short stay at Providence Place knowing many other residents. Mason will be remembered and loved by his niece Patty Marr (Doug Miller); nephews Andrew Marr and Douglas Marr; great-niece Melissa Marr; great-nephew Christian Jones; also remembered and loved by Terry Lynn (Harv) Hauser and family, Vonnie Hauser and family, Roger (Joyce) Zwack and family, Carol Waldorf and family, and Al (Debbie) Zwack and family. Mason was predeceased by his parents Albert and Pearl Pound; sister Lou Marr; nephew Kerry; and Mike and Rose Zwack. Masonic Bio for Mason Pound Mason Pound joined the Excelsior Lodge No. 80 in 1954 and was installed as Worshipful Master in 1959. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of District No. 5 in 1972. Mason affiliated with the Camrose Lodge No. 37 in 1975 and was a member until 2013. He received his 60-year jewel in 2014 and was made an Honorary Life Member of Excelsior Lodge in 2016. He joined Mt. Olivet Chapter of the Holy Royal Arch in 1956, was First Principal in 1963 and served as Grand District Superintendent in 1967. Mason received the Distinguished Service Award from the Grand Chapter of Alberta in 1997, and his 50-year membership jewel in 2006. He was made an Honorary Life Member of the Mt. Olivet Chapter in 2015. Mason was a member of the Al Shamal Shriners from 1975 to 2011. Our Friend Mason by Terry Lynn Hauser In 1980, I met Mason Pound. He was at every Zwack family gathering. We would later see each other at my place of employment and became more acquainted. Later, I would sell Mason farm eggs, so every once in awhile I would stop for a visit and deliver his eggs. Well, I got rid of the chickens, but Mason became a very close friend to myself, Harv and our family. He was a special person, so kind-hearted and easy to talk to and tell stories. One of his proudest moments was when Mason, myself and my three children met Ralph Klein at the old Lincoln/Mercury dealership building (now Camrose Motorsports). Ralph came in the door directly towards us. He shook Mason’s hand and asked if he was the grandpa of these three children. I spoke up and said he was our adopted Grandpa. He was so proud and I know many people have heard that story. He had that picture always sitting in his room. We were truly blessed to have had Mason Robert Pound in our lives. At Mason’s request, there will be no funeral service. Donations can be made to Daysland Hospital Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Lynda Ellen Turberfield April 11, 1941 ~ January 22, 2018 Lynda Ellen Turberfield of Camrose passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 76 years. Lynda Ellen Turberfield (Smith) was born in Hamiota, MB on April 11, 1941 to George (1982) and Margaret (2003) Smith (McFaren). Lynda had one older brother Ed (Barb) Smith of Trenton, ON and a younger brother Ron Smith of Calgary, AB. They lived on farm just outside Hamiota until 1946 when they sold the farm. They then spent a short time in Adanac, SK where they were actually neighbors of the Turberfields and Robert, on occasion, babysat for the Smiths. Their family then moved and settled in Macklin, SK. Lynda completed her schooling there. She worked in the bank in North Battleford, then became a telephone operator with AGT, first in Red Deer, then in Camrose. Lynda and Robert were married on August 19, 1972. Lynda continued to work at AGT until shortly after the arrival of their first child Bonnie. Lynda then devoted her life to her children and stepchildren. She took pride in her flowers and garden and enjoyed feeding and watching the many birds that were attracted to her yard. Once the grandchildren arrived, she loved every minute she got to spend with them and they were her pride and joy. Lynda leaves behind her loving husband of 45 years Robert Turberfield; daughter Bonnie (Cory) Grose of Clive, AB; son Daniel (Jacqueline Palmer) of Red Deer, AB; stepsons David (Kelly) Turberfield of Mayfield, CT and Kelly (Janna) Turberfield of Victoria, BC; and 10 grandchildren Colby, Ashley, Jordan, Luca, Ryan, Julian, Hannah, Sarah, Emma and Ella. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews and many, many friends. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from CityLights Church with Rev. Brian Hunter officiating. The family has requested that any of Lynda’s friends and family who have photos of her to forward them by email to dturberfield@hotmail.ca. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to The Camrose Open Door, Camrose Women’s Shelter or STARS. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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William “Bill” Armstrong Fox October 9, 1926 ~ January 22, 2018 William “Bill” Armstrong Fox of Camrose, formerly of Devon, AB, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 91 years. A service will be held at a later date; details will be announced. For more information, and to send condolences please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Clara Maxine Poffenroth February 28, 1923 ~ January 21, 2018 Clara Maxine Poffenroth of Camrose passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the age of 94 years. Left to cherish her memory are her children Laurie Bendfeld of Sherwood Park, Beverly (Raymond) Marquart of Castor, Dawn Poffenroth of Edmonton, Gerald (Val) Poffenroth of Bashaw, and Sharon (Murray) Schultz of Calgary; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and sister Dorothy Clarke of Bashaw. Clara was predeceased by her parents Charles and Agnes Ingalls; husband Edward; sisters Mildred Pederson and Faye Shierman; son-in-law Reg Bendfeld; and grandson-in-law Vincent Champagne. A private family service will be held at a later date. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome. com.

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Frazer Earl Holt January 10, 1951 ~ January 20, 2018 Frazer Earl Holt of Kelowna, formerly of Edmonton, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 67 years. Left to cherish his memory are his parents Earl and Gertrude Holt; and siblings Aaron (Sylvia) of Chemanius, BC, Gerald of Creston, BC, George (Clair) of Coleman, AB, Connie (Ken) Durand of Calgary, and Elinor Holt (Spider Bishop) of Calgary. Frazer was predeceased by his brother Guy Holt. Funeral details will be announced at a later date. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome. com.

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Patrick Francis Lafferty August 11, 1952 ~ January 17, 2018 Patrick Francis Lafferty was born in Cobourg, ON on August 11, 1952 and passed away in Camrose, AB on January 17, 2018. Pat was raised and schooled with his siblings in Roseneath, ON. In 1967, the family moved to Petawawa, ON where he set down roots. Here is where he truly lived his life. He joined the Petawawa Volunteer Fire Department as soon as he had the opportunity. In this position with PVFD, Pat was given recognition for saving a life while off duty. He went to work for the Canadian Forces Base there as a civilian employee, working heavy equipment, then driving highway coach transporting soldiers to and from the base and finally being hired with the Department of National Defense Fire Department. Pat was a ‘Chevy guy’ who had a wonderful sense of humour and was usually the life of the party. He was the one people called upon when they needed help. From cutting his own firewood, fishing trips with the boys or snow blowing the neighbours’ driveways, his name became well known in the community. Sadly, during his time with the DNDFD, Pat suffered an irreversible brain injury that forever changed his life. In his retirement from the Fire Department, he went back to the highways, driving long haul for several companies including a few trips working for his brother Jim. As the years caught up to Pat, he slowly settled into a real retirement, spending time at the park reading, soaking up the sun and chatting up whomever sat close. In 2011, Pat made the bold move to fly to Alberta to be closer to his son Frank. There, he continued his strolling around town and park conversations. He happily helped out with whatever job, tasks or errands were asked of him, often jumping into the truck with Frank ‘just to see the sights’. Pat continued to love the fire department, graciously accepting little treasures and mementos and listening to his son’s stories of the Camrose and New Norway Fire Departments, where his son served. He was never too shy to offer advice or a story of his own from days gone by. He easily made friends in Camrose and enjoyed many a birthday party and barbeque. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Frank (Annette) Lafferty of Camrose, AB and Jeffrey Lafferty of Saint John, NB; his siblings in Ontario, Dan Metzger, Michael (Linda) Lafferty, Jim (Maureen) Lafferty, JoAnne Lafferty, Janine Millar and Ian (Laurel Cowan) Lafferty; grandchildren Jessica, Morgan, Brandon, Melissa, Madison and Drayton; great-grandson Jaxon; and many nieces and nephews. Patrick was predeceased by his parents Frank and Helen; and his nephew Kevin. At his request, no funeral services were held, and a cremation took place on January 19, 2018 in Camrose, AB. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions would be appreciated to an animal rescue society of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Sylvia Marie Lauber Sylvia Marie Lauber of Camrose, AB was born on March 7, 1946 to Lily and Wayne Yoder. She passed away on January 19, 2018 in Camrose at the age of 71 years. She is survived by her husband Murray; children Pamela (Ted) and Heidi (Ged); one grandson Max; mother Lily; sisters Beatrice (Richard) and Joan (Hector); brother Ken (Edie); numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Sylvia was predeceased by her father Wayne. A visitiation will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Weber’s Mount Pleasant Chapel in Camrose. Interment will take place at Salem Mennonite Cemetery south of Tofield at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29. A memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018 at First Mennonite Church, 365091 Street NW, Edmonton with Pastor Donna Dinsmore officiating. Memorial donations may be made to MCC Alberta.

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Mary Darlene Pattie-Fellner November 24, 1934 ~ January 21, 2018 Mary Darlene Pattie-Fellner of Camrose, AB passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the age of 83 years. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from Camrose United Church with Rev. Brian Hunter and Rev. Mary Ann Pastuck officiating. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome. com.

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Emeline Guthrie December 31, 1924 ~ January 16, 2018 Emeline Guthrie of Camrose, formerly of Jamaica, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the age of 93 years. A Funeral Service for Emeline will be held at a later date in Jamaica. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome. com.

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Hockey Vikings earn three out of four points By Murray Green

T he Aug usta na Vikings defeated the SAIT Trojans 4-1 and lost 4-3 in overtime to gain three points in the series on Jan. 19 and 20. In Camrose, the Vikings netted the first goal in the second frame on a power play marker from Mitch McMullin. Then Patrick Thompson-Gale went to work and added two more goals before SAIT replied. Then 21 seconds later Cody Young scored for

Augustana to put a stop to a SAIT comeback. Goalie Curtis Skip stopped 39 of 40 shots in the win. The Vikings had 38 shots on goal. In the rematch, the Vikings built up a 2-0 lead with goals coming from Kellan Cornelis and Owen Sobchak. This time SAIT fought back with two tallies to even the contest. Young scored to give the Vikings the led again, but SAIT scored with a minute and a half left on the

Alberta shows economic growth By Bruce Hinkley, Wetaskiwin-Camrose

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Great that Alberta finished 2017 as the top province in Canada for economic growth–retail sales, manufacturing, GDP and continues to be amoung the lowest taxes of all the Canadian provinces. Also, interesting to note three candidates for the premiership of Ontario (election this spring) includes both the Conservative Patrick Brown and Liberal Kathleen Wynne have both said “yes” to the carbon tax. Brown is taking an opposite position to Alberta conservatives when he says climate change is real. Minimum wages have (and will) increase and our economy has not been killed. Fast food corporations continue to make profits. Alberta’s economy for another year will lead the country. The service sector in Alberta added 26,000 jobs in 2016 after a minimum wage increase. That sector added another 12,000 jobs last year after an additional increase. Restaurant and bar receipts in Alberta are at record highs right now. There is no credibility to the claim that a minimum wage increase causes massive job losses, or that it harms the economy. The carbon levy has not destroyed the economy either. Tracking my carbon levy payments (for one truck, one car and heating my home) came out to $205.26 for 2017. That is nowhere near the $2,000, $3,000 or $5,000 so speculatively predicted by some. According to the website GasBuddy Albertans in 2017 on average paid less per litre (20 cents/litre less) than in 2014 and $2.80 less per gigajoule of natural gas this year than in 2014. Households and transportation companies actually paid less in 2017 on the cost of driving their car/truck or heating their home than they did in 2014. Both the Consumer Price Index and rate of inflation stayed rock bottom low in 2017. Those families with children in the $25/day, day cares will save $300/child per month or $3,600 for one child for the year and a whopping $7,200 for two children for the year. In 2018, the number of such day cares will increase from 22 to 97. Hopefully there will be more applications from Wetaskiwin and Camrose day cares to do this. Young families with children in approved day cares will see how this program is making their life better. Some recent provincial-municipal partnerships in our constituency include Municipal Sustainability Initiative funding to Bittern Lake ($12,000 for signage and bench purchases; $16,500 for administration building security upgrades) and to the County of Wetaskiwin ($75,000 for the Mulhurst Bay Community League Hall roof replacement; $51,508 for the Winfield Agriculture Society Agriplex upgrade). MSI funding assists our municipalities in building strong, safe, and resilient communities while respecting local priorities. The City of Camrose is receiving $33,000 from the Community and Regional Economic Supports program for a diversification initiative that will include data collection and analysis for developing marketing tools to help Camrose grow a diversified economy. Have a great week everyone, more sunshine on the way every day.

clock. They won it 28 into overtime. Skip turned away 33 of 37 shots he faced. Augustana fired 22 at the SAIT cage. Augustana split a weekend series with the Red Deer Kings on Jan. 12 and 13. Augustana won 6-3 in the first Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference contest after getting a good start. Ryan Groom scored on a power play for the only tally in the opening period. In the second, McMullin and Young added to the lead. Red Deer scored, but Adam Osczevski gave the Vikings a 4-1 advantage. In the third, the Vikings kept pace with tallies from Travis Mayan and Paul Lovsin. Augustana netminder Skip made 43 of 46 saves, while his team recorded 29 shots on goal. Red Deer bounced back with a 4-3 victory in the rematch. The Kings led 1-0 after the first period. The rest of the scoring came in a wild middle frame. Jimmy Sheehan scored twice for the Vikings, while Cody Fiala added a single marker. Skip turned away 41 of the 45 shots he faced in the Augustana net. The Vikings directed 27 shots at the Red Deer cage. The next game for the Vikings in the Encana Arena is against the Portage Voyageurs on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

man with 14 digs in the first outing. In the rematch, Vikings were led by Amy Mulder with five kills, Sarah Dedrick with 12 assists and Brockman with 14 digs Augustana defeated the Keyano Huskies 3-1 in women’s play in the lone match. The second outing was postponed due to a power outage. The Vikings won 23-25, 25-20, 26-24 and 25-17. Mah earned 10 kills, Wagner recorded 32 assists and Mah collected 21 digs to lead the team. On the men’s side, The Vikings beat the King’s 3-1 in both games. Connor Sinnamon led Augustana with 10 kills, Logan Pasishnik collected 30 assists and he tied Thomas Zimmerman with 11 digs. In the second match, Sinnamon had 14 kills, Logan Pasishnik added 48 assists and 19 digs. Keyano won 3-2 with scores of 25-23, 25-19, 21-25, 23-25 and 15-12, Jan. 12. The Vikings were led by Owen Murray and Sinnamon with 10 kills each, Pasishnik with 36 assists and 18 digs. Augustana hosts the Grande Prairie Wolves on Feb. 2 beginning at 6 and 8 p.m. Then on Feb. 3, the matches are at 1 and 3 p.m. Augustana will be hosting the women’s ACAC championships on Feb. 22 to 24.

Augustana women’s team lost 3-2 and 3-0 to the King’s on Jan. 19 and 20. Vikings were led by Kiana Mah with 12 kills, Karen Wagner with 29 assists and Danielle Brock-

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and Torey Lauber added 13 in the loss. In the win, Haenni garnered 20 points with both Samantha Dargis and Beliana Slikker chipping in with 15. The Vikings lost a heart-breaker in overtime 81-77, but fought back with a 93-84 overtime victory the next day to split the series, Jan. 12 and 13 against Keyano. Haenni led the Vikings with 28 points in the loss. Lauber collected 28 points in the win, but had support on offence with Dargis adding 23 points. On the men’s side, the Vikings won swept the King’s Eagles 91-61 and 78-57. In the first game, Nathan Bowie led the team in scoring with 18, while Elijah Schmuland added 14. Bowie garnered 19 points in the rematch with both Steven Spracklin and Spencer Marion chipping in with 12 each. Augustana lost 100-91 in overtime and lost 68-61 against Keyano. In the first game, both Spracklin and Bowie netted 21 points. In the rematch, Mason Hunter was the top offensive player with 15 points. The Vikings host the Lakeland Rustlers on Feb. 9 in both women’s and men’s play. The women’s game starts at 6 and the men follow at 8 p.m. Curling

Provincials are set for Feb. 16 to 18 with Augustana and the Rose City Curling Club hosting the championships. Cross-country skiing

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Library winter adult programs By Lori Larsen

Don’t let the long winter days get you down. Come to the Camrose Public Library and enjoy some of the many adult programs aimed at getting you out and doing something fun, all the while socializing with others. Regular adult programs consist of the following. Every Monday from 3 until 4 p.m., hone up on your Spanish during the Spanish Circle. Beginners to advanced are welcome and snacks will be served. If playing a little music is more your thing, then come out for Got Ukulele, held every Monday from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. You can bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the library. Music is supplied. No programs are held on holiday Mondays. The second Tuesday of the month is Make and Take from 1 until 2 p.m. where attendees will get to make two greeting cards. Registration is required for this program by calling the library at 780-672-4214.

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Like most baby boomers, Ken Mah has always loved the muscle car era in vehicles. He wanted to rekindle those memories by purchasing a 1970 Ford Mustang. “I found this car in BC. I was looking for this particular model because it is a cool-looking style that I liked. It took me a while to find one that had the stuff that I wanted. I flew to BC and drove it back,” said Ken. “I spent a whole whack of money fixing the entire car from top to bottom. I’m not sure what I was expecting to put into it, but is was more than I thought. It was a complete restoration. The only part that is original is the hood, roof and the firewall. Everything else has been re-done. It is original in the way it looks on the outside with the body, but the suspension was changed to a coil over system to make it ride better,” Ken shared. “I wanted the old muscle car feel of the engine with new modern parts without compromising the engine block. I have upgraded internal parts to make it run more efficiently.” He made some modifications. “I had to change out the four-speed top loader and 3.91 rear end to a T-5 transmission just for the highway, otherwise it will just rev too high. The motor, you have to understand that in 1970, they only made Boss 302s. I labelled this a Boss 351 because that is exactly what that motor is. It is a Boss 351 from 1971 that I got in Edmonton. They only made that motor for one year and it is actually stamped 1970, the year it was manufactured. But the motor was only for the 1971 model. It truly is a Boss 351 motor, but it is in a 1970 Mustang instead of the 1971 model,” said Ken, who is the president of the Camrose Cruisers car club. The 1969-70 Boss 302 (Hi-Po) engine was created in 1968 for the SCCA’s 1969 Trans-Am road racing series. Available in the Boss 302 Mustangs of 1969-70, it’s a unique Ford smallblock engine featuring a thin-wall, high nickel con-

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tent block casting. It differed substantially from regular 302s, with four-bolt mains, screw-in freeze plugs and heads using a canted valve design being developed for the planned 351 Cleveland (which debuted the following year as Ken noted). The construction was aided by the two engines sharing a cylinder head bolt pattern, though the Boss 302 heads had to have their coolant passages slightly modified. This optional engine, and indeed the entire vehicle package, including handling and aerodynamic aids, was made available for the express purpose of meeting the homologation guidelines to compete in the SCCA Trans-Am series, which limited engine displacement to 305 (5 L) in order to compete. “This Mustang style was popular and I really liked it too. I looked at both the 1969 and 1970 models and preferred the ‘70s style. It has the fake air scoops, but I made them fully functional. They were built in

for looks, but I wanted to make them functional and I have never seen another vehicle that has had that done. It is unusual to do that. I wanted to make it real with a forced air system,” shared Ken. “I put air conditioning in it, which it didn’t have back then. I wanted to have more comfort in driving in the summer. The peak muscle power in cars was probably between 1969 and 1971 when vehicles had the most horsepower. That was before the fake oil crisis and starting in 1972 and they began to reduce the horsepower. We ended up with de-tuning and the loss of maximum horsepower.” He wanted to simulate the racing car. “This motor was the pinnacle of the Cleveland engine that produced a lot of horsepower that was designed for racing. In those days, you had to have production cars that were built for a certain type of race. Stock cars on the track had to match something that was on the road.

They made the heads from the 302 from that racing design.” Ken likes to go to shows with other car enthusiasts. “You can compare notes, share stories and you have

a common interest. You see guys who have put a lot of work and pride into their vehicles. I like to see families come out and enjoy themselves at car shows. It isn’t just a guy thing.”

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Drivers are reminded to stay safe by using precaution at intersections. According to the office of Traffic Safety, 64 people die and 8,044 are injured annually, on average, in intersections across the province. Three of the top five driver errors occur at intersections: improper left turns, committing a stop sign violation and disobeying a traffic signal. “Too many people get hurt or killed at intersections and we want to change that.

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians all have a role to play to decrease the chances of a collision. By issuing this reminder, I hope that everyone will be more aware when approaching intersections and will do what they can to make sure they keep themselves safe, and ensure the safety of others,” said Brian Mason, minister of transportation. “Safety at intersections requires both drivers and pedestrians to be extra cautious. For drivers, always look

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Parks director hangs up the shovel after 30 years gone from a 70:30 ratio to a 30:70 ratio. “It is just another example of how times are changing.” Thanking the team

Having spent the better part of his working life with the City of Camrose, Chris concedes he will miss the people–the many staff of the City. “It is a team effort and the success of the Parks Department are a result of a combination of a lot of people in the City doing a lot of the things. My success has been as a result of contributions by my family, my staff, other staff members and all the people we have around the City.” Looking ahead

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster City of Camrose Parks director Chris Clarkson retires after 30 years of dedicated service to the City and the residents. By Lori Larsen

With 30 years under his belt with the City of Camrose, parks director Chris Clarkson has hung up the shovel and is retiring from his position. “It has been a good 30 years and I am very proud of the accomplishments and have enjoyed every minute of working with all the staff at the City. It has been an honour and privilege working for the citizens of Camrose,” said Chris with a degree of sentiment. After completing a contractual summer position with the County of Strathcona as the games assistant for the 1987 Summer Games, Chris admits he didn’t really have anything, for permanent employment, lined up, so when he received a telephone call from Len Frankson, then director of recreation for the City of Camrose, to come and work as the Minor Sports coordinator for the City, Chris was excited, to say the least. “I got my first (permanent) job and I was just pumped. It was a real honour to get selected to come here.” Despite being new to the City, Chris’s father, who had done some work in Camrose with the Separate School System (Elk Island), was able to help Chris with the some of the ins and outs of Camrose. “I had five great years working with volunteers and the minor sports fraternity, with soccer, hockey, ball and bmx volunteers.” Chris then moved into the Parks department where he remained for the next 25 years, ending his career as Parks director. “I was fortunate to get the opportunity to get into the Parks area,” said Chris. “It was good move for me, I was able to get

into the management end of things.” Having had an avid interest in sports and recreation, the transition to Parks was not only interesting, but afforded Chris a plethora of learning opportunities. “I was able to learn a lot and it gave me of opportunity to do a lot of fascinating things out of my comfort zone. I got into the management of green spaces and plant material. I commend the city for believing in me.” Chris added that his years working with the City have been exciting and he was able to be part of many interesting projects–from working with City Planning and Development Services on developing subdivisions, to mowing grass, caring for trees and looking after Camrose’s famous swans. “There were some really unique challenges that you wouldn’t really think of until you got into it and I have worked with a lot of very knowledgable people within the city. It was a good team environment to accomplish a lot for the citizens of Camrose.” Chris also appreciated the opportunity to liaison with the Alberta Games for the Alberta Summer and Winter games that were held in Camrose. “I was involved in those areas in a variety of capacities and worked with many volunteers. This community is outstanding when it comes to volunteer efforts. People are interested in improving the quality of life which makes it fun to work and gets you motivated.” Many residents will understand the complexities of the work in the Parks department, but many more may not realize the efforts that Chris and other City employees put in

above and beyond the call of duty. “There are some funny stories about rounding up swans in the middle of the night,” joked Chris. “Being called late at night because the swans are on the loose. Then trying to get them back to safety with foxes and coyotes all around you.” An experience that could only be imagined by the residents of Camrose, who lay sleeping in their beds, while Chris and a few other select “swan wranglers” secured the City’s icons in the wee hours of the night. “You learn quickly that they are a true staple of our community a real tourist attraction.” Decades of change

In three decades of working with the City, Chris has seen the City double in size along with which came some great accomplishments and changes. Since I have come the city has doubled in size; there is lots of work so you have to be prepared to put in the time, it is job that doesn’t require a clock. Be prepared to work as a team. It is a big part of what we do. We have many different department peo-

ple with lots of knowledge and a good team at the city who need to work together to get things done. “One of the most rewarding things that has happened is the implementation of the trail system. It is one of the best facilities we have that is used by residents of all ages for their well being. It has been a fun opportunity to manage it and look after, so that it is a fun and safe place to experience the outdoors in all seasons. “We have been an oasis in the prairie and are fortunate to be able to keep the green spaces and parks system our forefathers made.” The amazing natural resources of Camrose is something Chris is passionate about and he could not say enough about how important it is to keep them as a vital part of maintaining the quality of life in Camrose. “We need to make sure we protect it as a resource and an important part of our day to day life.” In speaking of the impact the growth of the City has had during his 30 years and the changes he has seen, Chris noted that traditional burials have

It is fairly obvious, through Chris’s emotional recollection of the wonderful experiences working for the City with the great staff and for the residents, that the decision to switch lanes and move on to other aspirations in life, was not an easy one. He indicated he intends on continuing working. “I put in 30 years with the City and I think it is time for someone new to try new things and inject new ideas. “The city has been very good to me but I am going to try new things myself. I am looking at other opportunities and I am excited about pursing other things.” On a final note Chris wanted to thank his family, wife Cheryl (nee Galenza) and his three children for the support he received during his career with the City and putting in long hours. As he moves onto new opportunities and pursues other things he recalls a piece of advice given to him by his father when he first started his position with the City. “Success lies not in being the best, but doing your best.” There is no doubt in the minds of City administration, other employees, council, residents of Camrose and friends and family of Chris, he has done his very best and will continue to do so in whatever new path his life will take him.

After 30 years with the City of Camrose,

Chris Clarkson,

Community Services Parks Director,

has decided to retire! Friends, co-workers and associates are invited to say their farewells to Chris at the Community Services office located at the Aquatic Centre,

on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, from 11 am to 2 pm. All of us at the City of Camrose wish you the best. ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT CHRIS!


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FOR LEASE COMMERCIAL BUILDING – 5031-46 Street, Camrose. Available immediately. 18005400 sq. ft. in very nice building in great location on busy corner. Lots of signage, fresh exterior paint, new roof, large parking lot. Fenced yard, overhead door access. Owner willing to renovate to accommodate tenant’s needs. Call 780-608-5222.

PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE Village Plaza, 4702-65 Street Next to Norsemen Inn, Smith Clinic, Duggan Mall, Duggan Cinemas 1,676 sq. ft., air conditioned Very well maintained building Ample parking for clients and staff Available January 1, 2018 Contact Daryl, 780-608-3288

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FOR RENT ADS 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 ROOMS FOR RENT in the Scotney and Jacqueline character homes. Both are 2.5 blocks from university in Camrose. Clean, quiet and bright. Rent is $495 - $600 monthly plus DD and includes WiFi, utilities, recycle pick-up, yard care and snow removal. Partially furnished w/ shared laundry. (Some rooms are fully furnished for international students.) This is an affordable, quality accommodation that fills quickly. (Some rooms still available.) No partiers, smokers or pets allowed. Reduced rate over the summer for students. Please call Dave P., 780678-6163. 3-BEDROOM OR 2-BEDROOM SUITES – Self contained or with shared laundry. Walking distance to city centre and Augustana. 780-855-2240. PRIME DOWNTOWN OFFICE LOCATION – spacious 650 sq. ft., two offices, lobby area, lunchroom, elevator access. $700/mo. includes power, heat and water. Available immediately. 4917-50 Avenue. 780-679-5085. GREAT LOCATION – 2-bedroom suite. Newly renovated, spacious and bright. Centrally located, clean, quiet, non-smoking building. No children, no pets. Yardwork, snow shovelling provided. One month free rent on 12-month occupancy. Phone 780679-7090. ONE MONTH FREE – New 2-bedroom townhouse, energy efficient, quiet, superior craftsmanship. Five appliances including dishwasher, and laundry. Local owner managed. Seeking mature, responsible adult tenants. No smoking, no pets, no children. Yard work, snow shovelling provided. One month free rent on 1-year lease. 780-679-7090.

ASPEN TERRACE 100, 4920-66 Street, Camrose 50% off first month rent *selected suites to qualified applicants 1 and 2 bedroom suites include fridge, stove, in-suite washer and dryer. Includes heat, water, window coverings and one parking stall. Small pets welcome. Call today – 780-672-8681 LOCALLY OWNED 4-PLEX Locally owned and operated four-plex, great location close to schools, university and downtown. Two-bedroom suites, open floor plan, five appliances. No shovelling snow or cutting grass, maintained by owner. Suites are like new, monthly rate very competitive. No pets, no smoking. Call Rick, 780-608-5000 or George, 780-678-7610 for info or viewing. SHORELINE APTS. – 4828-54 Street. Two-bedroom, bachelor with balcony. No pets, no smoking. Heat, water and laundry included. 780-621-8495. 5-BEDROOM, 3-BATH HOME – Clean, quiet and bright. Comes with all appliances and one stall in garage. Walking distance to downtown, university, hospital and schools. Will reduce the rent for longterm lease and the right tennant. Can be furnished. $1600/mo. 780-678-6163.

2-BEDROOM SUITE – $900/mo. plus power, private laundry. No smokers only. Call David 780-672-3534. 2-BEDROOM, 1.5 BATHROOM – 1000 sq. ft. $895/mo. All new appliances, washer, dryer incl. Water incl. Close to downtown, university. No pets, no smokers. Available immediately. Call 780-608-5429 or 780678-0585. 3-BEDROOM HOME – with single garage. 4 appliances, no smokers, small pets considered. $1200/mo. 780-672-9531. ACREAGE FARM HOUSE – Renovated, 3 bedrooms, 5 appliances. Furnished or unfurnished. 20 min. SE of Camrose, 4 miles off pavement. $1100/mo. plus utilities. Call or text 780608-7376.

HOUSEHOLD 8-ft. Folding tables – $30 each. 780-877-2255. LARGE TABLES – $40 each. 780-877-2255. MEDIUM TABLES – $20 each. 780-877-2255. SMALL TABLES – $15 each. 780-877-2255. KITCHEN TABLES – $35 each. 780-877-2255. KITCHEN CHAIRS – $15 each. 780-877-2255. HALLWAY STORAGE BOXES – with mirrored back. $50 each. 780-877-2255. PANTRY CUPBOARDS – assorted, $50 each. 780877-2255.

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MISCELLANEOUS PIPE – Tubing from 1 1/4” to 3 1/2”. Sucker rod - 3/4”, 7/8” and 1”. Line pipe and Casing also available. Wainwright, AB. 1-800-661-7858. FIREWOOD FOR SALE White poplar $200 Spruce $260, Pine $300 Tamarack $320, Birch $440 Delivery available Cheapest, highest quality wood around Call or text 780-361-7500

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CLASSIFIED ADS (Continued)

Estate of Andrew Norman Carter who died on August 26, 2016 If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by February 23, 2018 with Lani L. Rouillard at 403.887.0656 and provide details of your claim.

YAMAHA C405 – electric organ, covered double keyboard, bench, original instructions and lesson books, extra music books. Beautiful condition. Asking $650. OFFICE CHAIR – leather, adjustable. $65. 780672-1990. W ROUGHT I RON TABLES – $50 each. 780877-2255. WROUGHT IRON MAGAZINE HOLDERS – $20 each. 780-877-2255. ASSORTED APPLIANCES – $20 each. 780-877-2255. OIL BURNING STOVES – $50 each. 780-877-2255. RADIANT KEROSENE HEATERS – $50 each. 780877-2255. SAMSUNG CAMCORDER/ VIDEO CAMERA – with tripod. $25. 780-672-9321. WAYNE GRETZKY 45 RPM RECORD – $10. 780-226-4033. TWO LIGHT TRUCK TIRES – Wild Country 225/75R16. $50 obo. 780-226-4033. SAMSUNG TV – Flat screen, 32”, $75 obo. 780-226-4300.

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DEATHS MelvinaRoselynSymeniw, DEATHS Stanford Riley, of Edmonton, on January 3, at 72 years of age. Emeline Guthrie, of Camrose, formerly of Jamaica, on January 16, at 93 years of age.

FARMLAND FOR SALE BY TENDER The owner hereby offers the following parcel of land located directly west of Heisler, Alberta, for sale by tender: MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 17 TOWNSHIP 42 SECTION 34 QUARTER SOUTH EAST EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AREA: 63.9 HECTARES (158 ACRES) MORE OR LESS The parcel contains 158 acres, being 20 cultivated acres, more or less, with the balance being pasture land. There is access to water for cattle on the property. Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “Barret Wolbeck Tender” to Stephen Kambeitz at Farnham West Stolee Kambeitz LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, 5016-52 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1V7, on or before noon, February 21, 2018, and shall be accompanied by a GST number and a cheque payable to Farnham West Stolee Kambeitz LLP in trust for $5,000.00. No conditional tenders will be accepted and the highest, or any tender, will not necessarily be accepted. Tenders will not be opened in public. The deposit of all unsuccessful tenders will be returned by mail. The successful tender purchaser shall be obligated to complete the purchase on or before March 29, 2018. The $5,000.00 deposit shall constitute a deposit towards the purchase price. For further information, or to view the property, please contact Barret Wolbeck at 780-679-8636.

of Camrose, formerly of Hinton, on January 20, at 82 years of age. Frazer Earl Holt, of Kelowna, formerly of

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Edmonton, on January 20, at 67 years of age. Darcy Nelson, of Daysland, on January 21, at 49 years of age. Clara Maxine Poffenroth, of Camrose, on January 21, at 94 years of age. Mary Darlene PattieFellner, of Camrose, on January 21, at 83 years of age. Lynda Ellen Turberfield, of Camrose, on January 22, at 76 years of age. William “Bill” Armstrong Fox, of Camrose, formerly of Devon, on January 22, at 91 years of age. Norman Robert Foyd, of Viking, formerly of Camrose, on January 22, at 82 years of age. Gerald Edward Weder, of Camrose, formerly of Viking/ Tofield, on January 24, at 73 years of age. Henri Jean Unverricht, of Camrose, on January 25, at 76 years of age. Laura Jean Ninian, of Camrose, on January 25, at 68 years of age. Pawlo Gushulak, of Camrose, formerly of Edmonton, on January 26, at 92 years of age. Edward “Eddie” Bochon, of Tofield, on January 26, at 84 years of age.

NW 30-48-17-W4 – This property is located between Round Hill and Ryley. There are 70 acres of tame hayland with the remainder of the quarter being pasture and wetlands. There is a 4.54 acre “NON HABITAT AREA” which is not under the Conservation Agreement that can be used for building a yardsite etc. This pasture quarter has a “DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA (NO BREAK / NO DRAIN) CONSERVATION EASEMENT AGREEMENT”. Unconditional tenders will be accepted until noon on Friday, February 9, 2018. Offers will be accompanied by a deposit cheque made payable to Linview Realty for 5% of the tender amount. Offers will be opened in the presence of Ducks Unlimited and Linview Realty Representatives. Acceptance/ rejection will be solely at the discretion of the seller. Tender information packages are available from George Singer Linview Realty 780-608-6555 george@linview.ca www.linview.ca 1.888.546.3070

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Flagstaff County is recruiting for the permanent part-time position of

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Summary of Position: The Administrative Assistant II – Public Works is responsible for providing administrative support to the Public Works Department with some key responsibilities as follows: • Assist in maintaining and monitoring the Public Works operational and capital budgets and maintain monthly accounts receivable. • Assist in the preparation of quotes and tenders, including review and summary of results. • Assist in coordinating, maintaining and updating the mapping system using the GIS/GPS systems. • Schedule and organize monthly Public Works meetings, including preparation of agenda, recording and preparation of the minutes, and follow-up on the issues and delegated tasks as required. • Coordinate and register staff for conferences, workshops and seminars making necessary arrangements for travel and accommodation as required. • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports as requested. • Receive and respond to public inquiries in a professional manner and provide assistance where necessary. • Maintain administration department filing to ensure an orderly and efficient filing system, including archiving and records clean up/destruction. • Develop and maintain a good working knowledge of County policies, procedures and bylaws, the Municipal Government Act and other relevant legislation. • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Flagstaff County Policies, the Health and Safety Program and the Human Resources guidelines and procedures. Qualifications: • One (1) year post-secondary education in business/office administration or equivalent experience. • Knowledge of local government procedures and experience in a municipal environment will be an asset. • Excellent customer service skills to communicate effectively in a diplomatic, positive and professional manner. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. • Ability to develop clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials, with excellent communication, organizational and accuracy skills. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in the course of work, including the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment as well as independently. • Ability to perform a variety of tasks and prioritize the use of time to meet deadlines. Position Type: Permanent part-time Salary Range: $28,234.01 to $34,724.26 Closing Date: February 2 or until suitable candidate is found

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Interested candidates are encouraged to submit your resumé, along with a cover letter, by mail or email to: Flagstaff County, 12435 TWP RD 442, PO Box 358, Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0 Contact: Trina Lassu, Admin Coordinator, Public Works Email: tlassu@flagstaff.ab.ca Direct: 780-384-4103 Thank you to all applicants for their interest in Flagstaff County; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Oil Barons rally to silence Kodiaks By Murray Green

The Camrose Kodiaks had a 2-0 lead slip away in the first period to lose 6-4 to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons on Jan. 20. The Oil Barons netted four straight tallies to take a 4-2 lead into the first intermission. Carson Welke and Tyler Schendel started the game with goals. Ryan McKinnon of the Kodiaks scored just 20 seconds into the middle frame to spark a thought of a comeback. However, Fort McMurray replied later in the period to restore the two goal lead. Defenceman Peter Kope scored on a power play early in the third, but again the Oil Barons responded with a tally of their own. Goalie Griffin Bowerman started the game making eight of 12 saves. Luke Lush came in to stop 11 of 13 shots. Camrose recorded 33 shots on goal. The Bonnyville Pontiacs edged the Kodiaks 3-2 after taking a 3-0 lead and hanging on, Jan. 19. McKenzie Welke scored in the second and Brock Bremer added another in the third to bring Camrose within one. This time Lush started in goal to make three saves on five shots before giving way to Bowerman who made 19 of 20 saves. The Kodiaks worked extra hard to slay the Drumheller Dragons 3-2 in a shootout in the Alberta Junior Hockey League on Jan. 16. After 60 minutes, an overtime period and eight rounds of a shootout the teams were no further ahead in determining a winner. Then it was Nic Correale’s turn and he made no mistake in netting the winner. Drumheller scored first

in the middle frame, but the Kodiaks caught fire with two goals in just over three minutes to take the lead on McKenzie Welke and Colson Gengenbach tallies. The Dragons scored the equalized in the third to force the overtime and shootout. Camrose recorded 30 shots on goal, while goalie Lush stopped 24 of 26 shots he faced in the Camrose cage. The Kodiaks had to rally to force overtime against the Brooks Bandits on Jan. 13. Brooks built up a 2-0 lead in the second before the Kodiaks scored in the last minute on a Kyler Kupka marker. In the third, Carson Welke scored to pull the game even and send the game into an extra frame. Brooks won 3-2 in a close contest. Goalie Lush turned away 35 of 38 shots from the Bandits. Camrose defeated the Calgary Canucks 5-3 to leap frog them in the standings on Jan. 12. The Kodiaks came out fast and furious to build up a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes. Jacob Kendall, Schendel, Noah Hackett and Colby Wolter all garnered single markers for Camrose. Calgary fought back in the third, but a Kupka goal ended their hopes of a comeback. Goalie Bowerman made 30 of 33 saves. Camrose fired 45 shots at the Calgary net. The next Camrose home game at the Encana Arena is on Jan. 30 against the Sherwood Park Crusaders. The Kodiaks host the Drumheller Dragons on Feb. 3, the Fort McMurray Oil Barons on Feb. 9 and the Canmore Eagles on Feb. 11 in an afternoon contest.


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UNIQUE CHARACTER HOME IN SEDGEWICK … This 1422 sq. ft. 3-bdrm. home on 2 lots is a charmer. Great potential w/ tons of extra space for all your needs. Perfect central location. Asking $119,000 CA0119202 EXC. OPPORTUNITY, AWESOME COUNTRY LIFESTYLE! … Wow! 12.75 acres located on pvmt., Hwy 834, w/municipal sewer service. You’ll love this peaceful acreage setting. Lots of room for your hobbies, animals or build your dream workshop. Featuring a cozy 1283 sq. ft., 3+1 bdrm. bungalow. Awesome acreage setting. 40’x72’ quonset + more! Come and enjoy. Asking $319,900 CA0115873 LOCATION! LOCATION! … This move in ready home is ideally located in quiet little community of Daysland. Bright open floor plan, 3+1 bdrm., open, inviting kitchen w/fantastic deck off dining area. Downstairs has great family room, extra storage. Superb yard, garden space cap off this wonderful family home. So much to offer at such a fantastic price! CA0116473 Asking $235,000

BEAUTIFUL QUALITY BUILT BUNGALOW IN ! LY D N DAYSLAND! … IE R FR SE N IOgorgeous Absolutely home! 9’, vaulted ceilings, gorgeous bamboo flooring, lots of bright windows. Gourmet kitchen w/granite, lovely bright dinette w/patio doors to amazing deck. Awesome great room, huge master, superb en suite! Exc. MF laundry, awesome yard, attached htd. garage, RV parking, a/c + more! You’ll love it! Asking $329,900 CA0074085 STRIK ING HOME IN ROUND HILL! … Modern, open concept design, spacious kitchen, centre island, corner pantry. Both bdrm. have WI closets! MF laundry. Quiet area, perfect home for any buyer! CA0109809 Asking $254,000

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With a park in your backyard and schools close by, this four-bedroom bi-level is a perfect place to settle in with the family. Located in a quiet, well-established neighbourhood, the home is tucked in among gorgeous mature trees. The spacious airy entryway offers a beautiful spot to greet guests with its two huge windows. The entry also has a convenient door leading to the attached garage, so there is plenty of room to get everyone out the door on busy mornings. The large living room window floods the room with warm natural light and flows smoothly into the dinette area where garden doors keep the sunshine coming in and lead off onto a back deck. The kitchen boasts plenty of cabinet space and yet another large window. Completing the main floor is a fourpiece main bathroom and two bedrooms, including the good-sized master suite. The completely finished lower level offers lots more room for the family with a

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STUNNING FLOOR PLAN! … This custom a/c walkout 2-storey home comes with so many great features incl. beautiful kitchen w/centre island, lovely maple cabinets, quartz countertops, walk-through pantry. Exc. dining area w/coffered ceilings, gas FP, open staircase, huge master bdrm., 5-pce. en suite, bonus room plus much more! An outstanding family friendly home that needs to be seen to be appreciated! Now asking $499,900 CA0109918

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Thur., Feb. 1, 4-6 pm Sat., Feb. 3, 11 am-1 pm 6110 Erickson Drive “Home of the week, see page 39!” AT T R AC T I V E HOME, BACKING ONTO PARK! … Impressive spacious entry, great kitchen/dining room w/garden doors to back deck to enjoy those park views! Spacious LR, full bath, 2 bdrm. up. Dev. bsmt. w/lge. LR and another 2 bdrm. Lge. fenced yard, parking pad. Well maintained, great location, price point! Asking $294,900 CA0123857

Fri., Feb. 2, 12-2 pm 2609-63 Street Impressive floor plan in valleyview west! … Vaulted ceilings, gorgeous kitchen, 3 bdrm., finished FR in bsmt., 24’x22’ garage plus much more! Ask $449,900 CA0086740

Fri., Feb. 2, 12-2 pm #304, 4834-52A Street “Exceptional top floor!” TOP FLOOR FIELDSTONE CONDO, BY MIRROR LAKE! … Desired corner unit w/wrap around deck. You’ll absolutely love this beautiful bright open floor plan. Lovely 2-bdrm. unit. Cozy FP, en suite, MF laundry, lge. east facing deck. Senior friendly, underground htd. parking. Close to walking trails, city centre. Call now to view! CA0100044 Now only $285,000

Sat., Feb. 3, 11 am-1 pm 5910-24 Avenue Close “Walkout, lake views!” NEW COMMUNITY! WALKOUT VILLAS OVE R LOOKI NG LAKE! … Valleyview West Lake Estates. Parks, walking trails close by. Exc. presentation, coffered ceilings, hardwood flrg., gourmet kitchen, granite, spacious dinette, gorgeous LR, superb master, en suite. MF laundry, exc. bsmt., in-floor htg., a/c. Awesome deck/patio, fin. garage, artificial turf, vinyl fencing. It’s all done, amazing views! Asking $530,162 CA0117195

Sat., Feb. 3, 12-2 pm 4509-74 Street WONDERFUL 2-STOREY … close to parks, west end shopping. Quick possession! Exc. layout w/lge. living/kitchen/ dining space. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, open bsmt., 4-pce. en suite, central vac + more. Fully fenced yard w/huge deck, 20’x24’ garage. Exc. choice! Asking $292,000 CA0123766

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WONDERFUL VALLEYVIEW 2-STOREY ... with bonus room. Cul-de-sac close to playground, parks, walking trails. 3-bdrm., 3 baths, over 1800 sq. ft. w/bright open plan. Elegant LR w/gas FP, lovely kitchen incl. eating bar, DR accessing lge. south-facing deck. Great master w/WI, en suite w/2 vibrant bdrm., bath on upper level. Superb 3-car htd. garage, handy MF laundry. Lge. corner lot fully fenced w/exc. landscaping. Fabulous property to call your HOME. Asking $429,000 CA0118815 TOP FLOOR! 1864 SQ. FT. W/LOFT! … Remarkable adult condo living w/floorto-ceiling windows showcasing Jubilee Park. High ceilings, open concept living, gas FP, 2 bdrm., 2 baths. Lge. master suite features dble. vanity, in-room laundry, full en suite. Amazing loft space. 2 decks! Htd. parking in bldg. Very unique opportunity for condo living in Camrose! CA0123483 Asking $525,000

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CAMROSE HOMES OVER $300,000 BRIGHT, INVITING BUNGALOW … located in Victoria Park, backing onto green space, close to playground! 4 bdrm., 3 baths, master en suite, WI closet. Open floor plan, a/c. Dble. htd. attached garage. Well maintained home! Asking $339,800 CA0113099 EXC. HOME IN QUIET CUL-DE-SAC BACKING ONTO GOLF COURSE! … This custom built home will please any growing family and offers vaulted ceilings, 2 wood FP, multiple living areas, exc. kitchen w/one-of-a-kind dinette, lge. master w/4-pce. en suite. 22’x26’ garage, beautiful yard + much more! Asking $554,900 CA0109971 SITTING ON ONE OF THE NICEST LOTS IN CENTURY MEADOWS! ... This really could be the quality home your family has been waiting for! Featuring high-end engineered hardwood, vaulted ceilings, custom master bath, quartz counters, gas FP. Trex deck w/in-step lighting, prof. landscaped yard – THE LIST GOES ON! Everything is done, just move in! CA0119198 Asking $564,900 BEAUTIFUL WALKOUT 2-STOREY … backing onto park, playground. You’ll absolutely love the location, lifestyle w/ valley walking trails nearby. Kitchen has huge island, granite, WT pantry. Park views from dinette, great room. FP, den, MF laundry, 3 living areas, 4 upper bdrm. Superb master/en suite. Beautifully landscaped yard, 31’x26’ garage, a/c and more! Asking $567,900 CA0123999 NEW FLOOR PLAN OFFERS LOVELY FOYER, … spacious great room, engineered hardwood floors, MF laundry. Beautiful kitchen c/w quartz countertops, lge. centre island, corner pantry, gorgeous maple cabinets w/under-cabinet lighting. Great master w/WI closet, 5-pce. en suite w/htd. tile floors, shower, corner soaker tub, bonus room + much more! CA0109432 Asking $409,900 EXC. 1-1/2 STOREY IN CENTURY MEADOWS! … Gorgeous open floor plan, great location, private yard, htd. garage, htd. workshop. Beautiful open staircase, hardwood flrg., vaulted ceilings, open loft area. Exc. hickory kitchen w/granite, awesome great room, huge master, luxurious en suite, MF laundry. Exc. bsmt. dev. Great yard, workshop. Call now! Asking $419,900 CA0115649 GORGEOUS CUSTOM BUILT BUNGALOW IN VALLEYVIEW! ... You’ll love the lifestyle, valley view walking trails. 9’, coffered ceilings, beautiful hardwood flooring, gorgeous kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops. ! VA LUE Lovely LR, CE superb master, MF LLEN Tdinette, EX spacious laundry. Exc. bsmt. dev., in-floor htg., 9’ ceilings. Awesome yard, veranda, deck, courtyard, fenced, oversized 24’x26’ garage, RV option + more! Now only $495,000 CA0123639 BRAND NEW BUNGALOW … Quartz kitchen counters, FP, vinyl plank flg., MF laundry, WI pantry, vaulted ceiling. Bsmt. framed for future dev. Covered porch, 11’x18’ deck, triple car garage. CA0111562 Asking $429,900 WOW! BEAUTIFUL 2-STOREY, AWESOME YARD, CENTURY MEADOWS! W PR ICE! … Close to parks and walkingNE trails. Gorgeous 2741 sq. ft. home. Exc. presentation, beautiful open staircase, vaulted ceilings, hardwood flrg. Awesome kitchen, bright dinette, DR, LR, family, den, 2 cozy FP, MF laundry. Huge master, superb en suite. Dev. bsmt. Huge yard, private courtyard, RV parking. Impressive home! Now only $547,900 CA0117430 WONDERFUL 2-STOREY IN CENTURY MEADOWS! ... 4 bdrm., 4 baths, over 1700 sq. ft. near ! G IN school, playgrounds, ST NEW LI parks, trails. Asking $359,900 CA0123230

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EXC. 5-BDRM., 3 BATH BI-LEVEL HOME … located on Park Ridge Drive. Vaulted ceilings, lge. open kitchen, DR, master en suite w/jetted tub, master WI closet. Maintenance free deck, BBQ gas hookup, landscaped yard, oversized htd. garage, RV parking space + much more! Very well maintained home. Ask $449,900 CA0118511 EXCELLENT BUNGALOW … located on lge. pie-shaped lot in Victoria Park. 4 bdrm., 3 baths, open concept floor plan, lots of features! Outside will impress you w/its spacious back yard. This is a must see! Ask $420,250 CA0124064 NEXT TO NEW BUNGALOW CO M P L E T E LY FINISHED! … 1520 sq. ft. main level w/vaulted ceilings, hardwood/tile floors, granite counters, den, 5-pce. en suite, MF laundry, htd. 22’x24’ garage, 2 gas FP, 2 en suite baths. 2-tiered deck, fenced yard! WOW! Asking $497,500 CA0105732 GORGEOUS CUSTOM BUILT WALKOUT – TRANQUIL MIRROR LAKE SET! VA LUE TION AL TING! … Peaceful private setting, lifestyle. AbsoEXCEP lutely gorgeous 5300 sq. ft. w/exc. presentation, craftsmanship. Amazing windows, natural lighting w/picturesque views from home, secluded deck. Beautiful open design w/gorgeous open staircase/wells/loft. Amazing chef’s kitchen, prep kitchen, private nook, beautiful DR, gorgeous LR, cozy den. Amazing master, en suite, private retreat. Exercise/bonus room. Exc. bsmt., in-flr. htg., rec room, amazing media room, spa room. Awesome triple garage! You’ll love it! CA0109951 Asking $899,000 STUNNING CUSTOM B U I LT 5-BDRM. HOME ... in Creekview. Features incl. oversized dble. garage, chef’s kitchen, wet bar and so much more. Don’t miss out on this superb home! CA0118909 Asking $599,999 QUALITY CUSTOM BUILT BUNGALOW IN VALLEYVIEW ... close to walking paths, playground! Open floor plan w/4 bdrm., 4 baths has many upgrades. Features incl. hardwood, SS appl., coffered ceilings, stone FP, hot tub, a/c + much more! A must see! Ask $609,700 CA0117214 BEAUTIFUL, QUALITY BUILT BUNGALOW, VALLEYVIEW WEST! … Premier lifestyle, cul-de-sac location. Absolutely gorgeous home, you’ll love the quality and craftsmanship! Featuring beautiful 12’9’ and coffered ceilings, open stairwell, bright windows, gorgeous hardwood flooring. Amazing gourmet kitchen, granite, walkthrough pantry, prep centre. Lovely dinette, awesome great room, cozy FP. Impressive master/en suite, MF laundry. Exc. bsmt., in-floor htg., huge family/games/media room. Huge yard, covered decks, htd. garage, RV parking + more! It’s perfect! CA0123640 Asking $637,900 PREMIER FAMILY FLOOR PLAN … with walkout bsmt. in Creekview! Stunning 4-bdrm., 2192 sq. ft. 2-storey w/bonus room. Rear covered deck. A/C, flex room w/sliding barn doors, MF laundry, open kitchen overlooks dining, living area w/lge. windows, exc. gas FP w/stone feature wall. True master suite features 5-pce. en suite w/htd. floor. More than enough room for whole family w/terrific valley views you will absolutely love! Asking $537,000 CA0119211 EXECUTIVE STYLE 3215 SQ. FT. … home located in Victoria Park! Elegant fully reno’d kitchen w/custom cabinetry, rare Italian granite, high end appl. Private, mature, picturesque parklike back yard. Attached 3-car garage. Homes of this quality, caliber don’t come up often, on a lot like this within the city! CA0118717 Asking $675,000

FANTASTIC INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY … in the heart of Camrose! Great exposure, close to downtown, university. 4-plex features four 2-bdrm. units, each individually metred. Built w/Hardiplank siding, ICF block foundation. Good track record, proven cash flow. 4-plex right beside it is also for sale, CA0111037. Asking $624,900 CA0110038 FANTASTIC INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY … in the heart of Camrose! Great exposure, close to downtown, university. 4-plex features four 2-bdrm. units, each individually metred. Built w/Hardiplank siding, ICF block foundation. Good track record, proven cash flow. 4-plex right beside it is also for sale, CA0111038. Asking $624,900 CA0110037 NINE-PLEX, EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! … Very well maintained, central downtown location. Impressive bldg., W PR ICE! 8 spacious 2-bdrm. suites, NE one spacious 1-bdrm. suite. Oversized 50’x209’ lot w/ample parking. A property you’ll be proud to own! Don’t miss out on this one! CA0117063 Now only $915,000 VERY WELL MAINTAINED 4-PLEX … within walking distance to schools, parks, playgrounds, corner store, rec facilities. 1740 sq. ft. bldg. w/3x 2-bdrm. and 1x 1-bdrm., 4-pce. baths, common area entrance, shared coin laundry, shared boiler system, extra storage. Shingles 2 years old, all but one unit has updated vinyl windows. CA0103875 Asking $459,000

MULTI-FAMILY LOTS 2.5 ACRES ZONED R3 AND MULTI-FAMILY ... Exceptional west end location across from huge park and playground, by west end amenities. Lots of potential with re-division options. Call now! CA298482

RESIDENTIAL LOTS HUSTLE PARK ... by huge playground and west end amenities! •  30 lots with alley access, starting from $91,190 •  18 cul-de-sac lots, starting from $114,290 SOUTHWEST MEADOWS ... by parks, playground and West End amenities! •  14 lots with alley access, from $96,690 •  11 large cul-de-sac lots, from $139,425 Call now for more information! BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON 1.19 ACRES … in Camrose. Amazing location, spectacular views! A must see! CA0118512 Asking $395,900

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EXCELLENT OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY! ... Great location, highway exposure! 1528 sq. ft. retail bldg. w/additional mezzanine. Imagine the possibilities. Available immediately. Asking $375,000 CA0103916 EXC. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY – ZONED M1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL! ... 4 lots w/good central location, suitable for multiple uses. 4352 sq. ft. bldg., good workshop areas, loading doors, front offices, mezzanine storage, HE furnaces, a/c. Fenced storage yard, 28’x30’ rear garage. Easy customer access. Call now! CA0062344 Asking $449,000 6,000 sq. ft. empty lot! … Located downtown between Credit Union and Royal Bank. C1 zoning, excellent location. Wonderful investment or building spot opportunity! Asking $149,900 CA0085343

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2.94 ACRE MULTI-FAMILY LOT ZONED R3! EXC. LOCATION, CLOSE TO AMENITIES! … Exc. property for an adult community, condominium project and/or multi-family developments. Prime west-end location w/exc. site. Pavement on 3 sides, across from huge park. CA0097247 COMMERCIAL LAND FOR SALE IN DAYSLAND … Prime location for this M1 zoned property. Lot is 190’x110’ and looking for the right owner. Asking $59,700 CA0119438

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GORGEOUS SETTING! … 1998 built, barely 10 min. to Camrose. 1672 sq. ft. bungalow w/vinyl windows, new shingles, 3 bdrm., 2 baths, vaulted ceiling, 2 FP. 24’x28’ garage, 19’x31’ shelter, fenced area for animals. A piece of paradise! Asking $399,900 CA0115338

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PIE SHAPED LOT IN QUAINT SHERMAN PARK SUBDIVISION, RED DEER LAKE... Check out the options this property provides for quiet country living or for your leisure and rec. periods. Ask $26,000 CA0109931 BEAUTIFUL 5-BDRM. HOME IN DAYSLAND! … Move in ready, very functional floor plan includes triple glazed windows, MF laundry, beautiful bright kitchen, dining area. Fin. bsmt. w/family room, gas FP, 2 bdrm. This loved home is ready for its new owners! CA0116319 Asking $319,900 COMMERCIAL PROPERT Y IN OHATON! ... Looking for a property to located your business or just need more space? This is a good opportunity! 1488 sq. ft. bldg. w/good workshop area, overhead door access. Exc. 8’x20’ office trailer available all set up. Located just minutes from Camrose. Take a look! Asking $89,000 CA0093961

UPDATED BARRIERFREE HOME … in Daysland. Wheelchair accessible, open living space, enclosed elevator, many daily aides incl. Updated kitchen, vinyl windows, elec. panel, low maint. flrg. Single garage, 12’x32’ deck, immediate poss. CA0101339 Asking $129,900 MOVE-IN READY HOME IN BAWLF! ... 3-bdrm. 1459 sq. ft. Lots of upgrades, features ! Fully fenced, RV parking, lge. lot. Fantastic value in this home! Asking $317,500 CA0114925 LOCATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE COMMUNITY OF DAYSLAND! ... Recently remodeled 3-bdrm. bungalow. Bright, open floor plan situated on 6000 sq. ft. lot. Close to hospital, downtown, park! perfect for first time home buyer or an investor. So much value for such a fantastic price! Only $84,900 CA0111477

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AFFORDABLE CONDO LIVING ... close to Augustana, downtown ! G core. Recently IN LIST NEW carpets, updated w/new some plumbing fixtures, newly painted walls, trims. Bright layout w/open concept living, vinyl windows, patio, one parking stall. Immediate possession! Asking $162,000 CA0124645 ONE-OF-A-KIND PROPERTY ... backing onto the Camrose fountain! Gorgeous views, mature trees, incredibly private backyard. 1370 sq. ft. walkout bsmt., 3 bdrm., 2 baths. Single attached garage, covered deck. Perfect opportunity to create your dream home. Asking $289,900 CA0094155 EXC. MOBILE ON RENTED LOT IN NORTHSIDE TRAILER PARK! … Affordable bright living w/vaulted ceiling, wonderful laminate flooring, spacious LR, super kitchen, dining area w/china cabinet, lge. master w/WI closet, en suite, 2 more bdrm., bath, laundry room. Outdoor space offers deck, parking pad, landscaping, fencing. A must see! Ask $89,900 CA0103045

GREAT STARTER, BUNGALOW BY SCHOOLS, PARKS! … 958 sq. ft. 2+1 bdrm. w/good location. Bright LR, cozy kitchen, dinette w/patio doors to lge. private deck. Dev. bsmt. w/lge. family/games area. Courtyard, 24’x26’ garage, alley access + more! Call now! Now only $212,900 CA0116420 BEAUTIFUL 2-BDRM. CONDO! … Centrally located close to downtown shopping, university, schools. Elevator, 2 entrances to suite. Bright open design, lovely LR, spacious dinette, kitchen, generous master, en suite. 7 appl., 2 decks. Retired, first home or investment! It’s a great opportunity! Asking $169,900 CA0116747 EXCELLENT AND AFFORDABLE ... 2-bdrm. property steps away from west end amenities. No stairs! MF living. Cute kitchen, master w/awesome WI closet, laundry/utility room, personal storage room. Don’t hesitate on this great opportunity! CA0119494 Asking $119,900 AFFORDABLE, SENIOR FRIENDLY CONDO, EASY ACCESS, GREAT LIFESTYLE! … Close by medical clinics, shopping centres, restaurants. You’ll love this senior-friendly bldg. Perfect for visiting, entertaining, coffee gatherings. Lovely LR, cozy FP, sunroom, den, en suite. Affordable too! Asking $165,000 CA0118475 LOOKING FOR AN AFFORDABLE HOME OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY? … Here it is! 3-bdrm. bungalow in quiet location close to schools, hockey arena, ball diamonds. Huge family room, lots of storage. Single car garage w/carport + much more! Asking $239,900 CA0098325 EXC. CENTRALLY LOCATED 1.5-STOREY HOME … close to university, downtown, churches, parks, shopping, trails. Wonderfully reno’d., upgraded, move-in ready. Newer addition w/glorious master, lovely kitchen/dining, family room. Upgraded maintenance free ext. w/added insulation, vinyl windows, plumbing, electrical, doors. MF laundry, mud room. Underground power, phone. Front driveway w/single garage, lge. well landscaped yard, deck + much more! Well cared for home you’re sure to love! Asking $239,900 CA0123406

MOVE IN READY! … Great LR w/bay windows. Open kitchen/ dining w/centre island, corner pantry, lots of cabinet space. 3 bdrm. upstairs, full bath. Bsmt. fully fin. w/LR, flex space. Enjoy lge. deck, fully landscaped/fenced yard. Close to shopping, parks. Immediate possession. Asking $293,000 CA0116852 GREAT STARTER, PRIVATE PARK SIDE LOCATION! … 1024 sq. ft. family bungalow plan. Spacious LR, vaulted ceiling, bright country style kitchen, patio doors to deck overlooking park. Exc. bsmt. w/lge. family/games area. Great yard, 15’x22’ attached garage + more! Lots of potential! Asking $209,900 CA0115998 COZY BUNGALOW ON QUIET STREET … open concept living/kitchen/dining plus 2 bdrm., 4-pce. main bath. Partially fin. bsmt. w/2-pce. bath. Great potential as a starter, rental or development for duplex. Asking $132,000 CA0122693 NEW FLOORING, LIGHT FIXTURES, FRESHLY PAINTED! … Looking for an affordable property to call home or investment opportunity? This 2-bdrm. property offers a cute kitchen w/ white cabinets, living area, master w/awesome WI closet, spare room, 4-pce. bath, laundry, utility room, personal storage room. CA0123558 Asking $123,900

GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY OR STARTER … Lots of potential w/R2 zoning. Both sides of duplex available w/separate titles, currently leased at $1200/mo. + utilities. One 4-bdrm. unit, one 3-bdrm. unit, both w/dev. bsmt. A great opportunity! CA0114578 & CA0114579 Asking $187,000 each TOTALLY UPGRADED! … Reno’d inside and out – windows, siding, flooring, bathroom, kitchen, furnace, HW tank – you name it! 2 decks, 16’x28’ garage. Close to schools, downtown area. Asking $180,000 CA0120069 SOLID FAMILY HOME IN DUGGAN PARK … close to playgrounds, west end amenities. Fully fin. bungalow, 3 bdrm., 3 baths. 22’x24’ htd. garage, exc. RV option, fenced yard + more! Asking $265,900 CA0119994 WOW! AFFORDABLE, SPACIOUS 4+1 BDRM. TWO-STOREY HOME! ... 2,130 sq. ft. home, 4 bdrms. upper, 3.5 baths, 3+ living areas. Lots of room. Country style kitchen, DR, LR, 2 FR, rec. room, sunroom. Generous master, ensuite. Fenced yard, 24’x26’ garage. Spacious, affordable. Asking $269,900 CA0110254 SOLID AFFORDABLE STARTER OR INVESTMENT HOME! … Near schools, playground, downtown. 2-bdrm., 2 bath, well maintained, updated bungalow. Bright MF w/lge. LR, DR, kitchen w/ample cabinetry. Bsmt. offers lge. family room, bath, laundry, storage. Lge. fenced lot w/covered deck, alley access w/ capacity for RV parking. Much to offer, not to be missed! Asking $182,500 CA0119717 TERRIFIC BUNGALOW CLOSE TO PARK, GOLF COURSE … located in Victoria Park! Great home offers nice LR w/newer flooring, great kitchen/DR w/lovely cabinets, family room w/gas FP. 22’x28’ htd. garage + much more! Asking $293,900 CA0111023

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REMARKABLE PROPERTY! … 1/3 mile off Hwy 21. 10 min. to Camrose. 26 acres, 2190 sq. ft. fully fin. home + sun room. A/C, vinyl windows, 3 gas FP, newer shingles. 32’x48’ htd. shop, 32’x60’ partially htd. shop, 34’x60’ barn. 7 acres fenced, 11 acres hay, dugout, garden, masterfully landscaped. A true beauty! Asking $995,000 CA0119340 46466 RANGE ROAD 213 … Build your dream home in McNary Estates on this 1.57 acre parcel. Beautiful location, views! CA0117157 Asking $156,800 OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THIS ACREAGE WITHIN CAMROSE CITY LIMITS! … 2.24 acres, beautiful 2 storey home w/ over 2000 sq. ft., 4 bdrm., 3 baths, greenhouse amenities. This is a must see to appreciate the value of this property and home! Close to parks, trails. Asking $989,900 CA0112117 Wow! EXCEPTIONAL ACREAGE W/AMAZING YARD SETTING. IT’S PERFECT!... For hobbyist, small business or rec. use! Impressive custom built 1,818 sq. ft. home only minutes from Camrose, just off OP! workshop, pavement. Wow! 32’x48’ WOR K SH OME Awesome AWES it’s the MAN CAVE you dreamed of! This beautiful home feat. 9’ vaulted ceilings, bright windows w/dormers, lovely hardwood floors. Awesome gourmet kitchen, bright dinette, cozy great room, superb master and en suite, MF laundry. Awesome park setting and lifestyle! Exceptional opportunity! Asking $639,900 CA0123488

STUNNING ACREAGE 5 MIN. FROM CAMROSE! … 1918 sq. ft. bungalow has 5 bdrm., 3 baths will impress you from moment you pull up! Open, bright concept floor plan, vaulted ceilings, hardwood flrg. MF deck, panoramic views on 27 acres + much more! Pride in ownership is shown throughout this property! CA0114395 Asking $1,100,000 Awesome Acreage lifestyle, countryside views, on pavement! … Exc. energy eff. home, 4.3 acres, Hwy 617. 1770 sq. ft. home. ICF basement, ICF MF w/in-floor htg all 3 lvls. You’ll love the warmth, rustic finish, countryside views, bright windows, beautiful staircase, ceilings. Cozy LR, bright dinette, exc. kitchen, MF laundry, superb master, exc. bsmt. + more! Country lifestyle and décor, you’ll love it! Now only $539,900 CA0123637 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ... on this beautiful, private 3-acre parcel! Only 10 min. from Camrose, this perfect sized lot is awaiting your “big plans”. With power brought to the property and a well already dug, all you have to do is connect them. The exclusivity of this property will be sure to draw you in. Only 2 km off pavement! Asking $119,900 CA0114236 EXC. 1615 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW … on 9.9 acres features good size kitchen/dining area, LR w/garden doors out to your 18’x18’ deck. Attached 24’x31’ garage w/entrance to bsmt. Second well for animals is used in summer + much more! Asking $549,900 CA0123205

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