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September 11, 2018

Better Bridge

As summer turns into fall, the heat is on in a different way. The pressure is on to conclude all types of outdoor construction projects both on time and on budget. One such example is the bridge improvement project on Highway 56, seven miles south of Highway 13. This location is a 15-minute drive time from Camrose and allows vehicular traffic to cross Dried Meat Lake Creek. Lafarge Construction, contracted by Alberta Transportation, commenced on-site work of this particular rehab initiative in July. They expect to work to reinforce the 1979-built bridge and to create an entirely new deck surface concluded before the end of October. After years of corrosion, in part due to salt and sanding done in an effort to ensure safe-as-possible winter driving conditions for endless traffic, the $1 million improvement will provide many decades of future reliable service. This bridge will be able to accommodate all legal load limits.


News Features

A variety of merchandise and services: Farm supplies, equipment and services, auctions, homes, building supplies, real estate and more!

Ohaton Centre to receive washroom renovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3 Growing Rural Tourism receives support . . . . . . . 6 Kissel concert planned for Sedgewick . . . . . . . . . 11 Little House on the Slough Column by Lisa Kaastra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Viking RCMP respond to collision on Highway 14 By Murray Green

Viking RCMP, along with EMS and fire crews from Viking, Bruce and Holden, attended a two vehicle collision on Highway 14, just west of the Hamlet of Bruce at 3:10 p.m. on Sept. 3. Preliminary investigation has shown that a car headed eastbound on Highway 14 lost control, while overtaking another vehicle and struck a westbound van. The 42-year-old female driver of the van was transported via STARS to an Edmonton hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. A four-yearold child in the van was

also transported to hospital with minor injuries. The 24-year-old female driver, and an adult female passenger in the car were transported to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. A 14-year-old male passenger was uninjured. Police thank the motorists who stopped to render aid to the injured occupants of the two vehicles. Traffic was closed on Highway 14 in the area for approximately two hours. Viking RCMP continue to investigate the collision.

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster These two roosters were keeping a close eye on the pigs just on the other side of the gate at Irving Farm during Prairie Fun Days held on Aug. 18 and 19.

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Ohaton Centre to receive washroom renovations By Lori Larsen

In support of renovations for the Ohaton Community Centre washrooms, the Ohaton Athletic Association applied for and were successful in receiving a Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) grant for the amount of $27,656. “Over the 36 years since the Hall opened, much of it has been updated or improved using various grants,” noted president of the Ohaton Athletic Association, Brent Bowie, adding that many of the renovations have also been completed through the efforts of fund raising and volunteering. “The last big task, at least for now, is the washrooms.” Ohaton Communi-

ty Hall (Centre) director Terry Everington further explained. “While the facilities were still serviceable they were looking tired and, with the rest of the Hall having been upgraded, a renovation was in order.” In order to qualify for a CFEP grant, the organization needed to raise at least 50 per cent of the cost of the work involved in the application. Funds raised for the renovations to the Centre washrooms were done so in part through the Ladies Night function, an event organized by many of the men of Ohaton involving an entire evening of food and entertainment for ladies of Ohaton and surrounding area.

Submitted MLA for Battle River-Wainwright Wes Taylor, centre, presents a cheque from the Community Facility Enhancement Program for the amount of $27,656 to be used to renovate the Ohaton Community Centre washrooms, to Ohaton Athletic Association president Brent Bowie, right and Centre director Terry Everington, left.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Camrose County Reeve Don Gregorwich, centre, presented Sheldon and Kristie Thouret with the Century Farm Family award for the Kiel family, who live on the site now. By Kristie Thouret

Gustav emigrated from Poland in 1912 and married Caroline Stockman (who emigrated to Canada in 1914) on April 28, 1918 in Edmonton. Their honeymoon consisted of a train ride from Edmonton to Hay Lakes and a walk about two-and-a-half miles northwest of Hay Lakes to their homestead on SE 13-49-22-W4, which was granted to Gustav by the Canadian government in 1918. This land was farmed by him until 1957 when he retired and moved to Hay Lakes. Part of this quarter was covered by a lake, but as the lake receded, Gus began harvesting the native grasses that grew there and discovered his livestock did very well on the rich feed. Part of the land was cleared and grain was seeded, while roughly a third of it was pasture land. Gus and Carrie built a small house, barn and equipment shed, all of which are still present and visible today, though they are no longer in use. Gus and Carrie had four sons: William, Leo (my grandfather), Rudolf and Herman. Leo Kiel was born May 5, 1921 on the SE 13-49-22-W4 homestead. The family lived there until Leo started school, by which time Gus had purchased another quarter about a half mile from Hay Lakes and that is where they lived for the next few years while continuing to

farm the original homestead. In the winter of 1927, Gus purchased two more quarters of land, SE 12-49-22-W4 and NE 12-49-22-W4. Leo married Lydia Sonnenberg on Nov. 16, 1956 and chose to make their home on 12-4922-W4 when Gus gifted them the quarter. Gus passed away on May 7, 1960, leaving all but one quarter (the half mile from Hay Lakes) to Leo. Leo and Lydia had a mixed farm and expanded operations. The lake on SE 13-49-22-W4 had all but disappeared only to re-appear in spring when the snow melted and became a flood plain. A drainage system was implemented, increasing the quarter’s productivity and allowing its consistent use. Leo harvested hay off the old lake bottom to feed his livestock and he seeded another approximately 50 acres into alfalfa, while another 40 acres remained pasture where he’d often have cows or horses. Leo and Lydia had two children: Allan, born Oct. 11, 1957 and Grace (my mom) born May 11, 1962. Leo farmed until his passing in March of 1985, leaving a quarter to Grace and one to Allan while Lydia retained the home quarter. Lydia, Allan and Grace all chipped in and continued to farm the land as it had been by Leo and Gus. Grace met Darcy Reed of Camrose and on

Jan. 16, 1984, I (Kristie Thouret nee Reed) was born. Lydia suffered a stroke in March 1995, leaving Grace, Darcy and Allan to continue farming the land. I met Sheldon Thouret in 2005 and we were married on Aug. 3, 2013, and continued to live on Grace and Darcy’s home quarter with them. Grace passed away in November 2009 and in 2014, Darcy then decided he didn’t want to farm anymore, so Sheldon and I purchased that home quarter from him. We had mostly hay and pasture and a few acres in grain, but as our aspirations and herds grew, we knew that we needed more land. Knowing that Uncle Allan also wanted to quit farming and was looking to semi-retire, we approached him with an offer to purchase the home quarter in the fall of 2017, which he accepted. Sheldon and I have plans to upgrade fencing on the 40 acres of pasture as it hasn’t been replaced since it’s inception by Gus. We have part of it in grain and the lake bottom portion is still that beautiful grass/hay which we feed to our cattle and horses. We are extremely proud to say that we are farming a quarter section that has been in my family for a century. It is an opportunity that many do not get.

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details or visit License No. 200809 Box 71, Sunnybrook, AB ALVIN MILLER 780-789-2226 or Cell 780-920-6738 TREVOR MILLER 780-722-2705 BARRY KASHA 780-374-2472 Camrose, Daysland, Killam, Tofield, Holden DARCY SHEETS 780-336-6485 Kingman, Rosalind, Viking Clerk: Judy Bentley “For Reasonable Rates and Excellent, Friendly Service, Give Us a Call”

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TENDERS ARE INVITED for the purchase of the following properties located in the Camrose County (located east of New Norway and north of Edberg) Parcel 1 MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 20 TOWNSHIP 45 SECTION 3 QUARTER NORTH EAST CONTAINING 64.7 HECTARES (160 ACRES) MORE OR LESS EXCEPTING THEREOUT: A) PLAN 1224481 – SUBDIVISION 5.00 HECTARES (12.36 ACRES) MORE OR LESS EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS *there is a surface lease on title with Taqa North Ltd. paying $2300 per year Parcel 2 MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 20 TOWNSHIP 45 SECTION 2 QUARTER NORTH EAST CONTAINING 64.7 HECTARES (160 ACRES) MORE OR LESS EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS Parcel 3 PLAN 1224481 BLOCK 1 LOT 1 EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AREA: 2.5 HECTARES (6.18 ACRES) MORE OR LESS *parcel is a bare acreage but has power Parcel 4 PLAN 1224481 BLOCK 1 LOT 2 EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AREA: 2.5 HECTARES (6.18 ACRES) MORE OR LESS *parcel has a house, barn, sheds, power, 2 wells and septic (all “as is”) GST will be added to the tender price unless the purchaser is a GST registrant at the time of closing or unless the properties are exempt from GST. TENDERS must be in writing, accompanied by a certified cheque for 5% of the tender price, sealed in an envelope marked “Christian Olsen Land Tender” and must be received by Fielding & Company LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, #100, 4918 - 51 Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1S3, on or before 12:00 noon, September 14, 2018. Municipal taxes will be adjusted but surface lease revenue will not. The closing and adjustment date of sale will be January 2, 2019, and the successful tenderer must pay the balance of the purchase price, plus GST unless the tenderer is a GST registrant, or the property is exempt, on the closing date, or the deposit will be forfeited. The deposits of all unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them forthwith after the closing of tenders. No conditional tenders will be accepted, and the highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. No warranty whatsoever is given as to the condition of the property or as to the fitness of the property for any purpose.

CIRCLING THE FIELDS Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Flying high above the freshly harvested fields this juvenile turkey vulture scours the landscape for any sign of movement, including rodents revealed by cut crop.

For further information about the property phone Arden Olsen at (780) 672-8454 or Dale Olsen at (780) 672-5282. For information about the tender process phone Wayne Throndson, Q.C. at Fielding & Company LLP (780) 672-8851.

Real Estate FARMS • ACREAGES • RANCHES NEW LISTING – Four-quarter mixed farm north of Killam with beautiful house and cabin. S-131 4 ACRES IN DAYSLAND – with 1400± sq. ft. bungalow home ome with w h newly n Utt ChEDgarage renovated ateedd basement, ated basemen baseme basement as ment mEennt,Rlarge laEgD larg e attached aattach atta g C I R P and heated shop. $499,900. S-44 eated aate ted d insulated iinsula insul QUARTER ON HIGHWAY – Four miles north of Bawlf, could be pasture or grain. $549,000. S-115 ACREAGE – With meat processing business, remodelled home, shop and two quonsets on 7 acres between Daysland and Strome. $700,000. S-92 1.5 ACRES WITH POWER – on Highway 13 at the town of Daysland. $80,000. S-103 300 ACRES OF PASTURE/RECREATIONAL LAND – overlooking the Battle River with amazing building sites. S-110

22 IMMACULATE ACRES – with two houses, heated shop and extra large machine shed between Camrose and Bawlf. $899,000. S-109A TWO QUARTERS OF EXCELLENT – quality grain land between Camrose and Bawlf in the Kelsey area. $1,595,000. S-109B 13 ACRES EAST OF CAMROSE – 13 acres east of Camrose with fourbedroom home, shop and machine shed. $375,000. S-128 ACREAGE SOUTH OF BAWLF – With 3-bedroom home, double garage and immaculate sheltered yard. $329,000. S-129

If you are thinking of selling your farm or acreage, please give me a call. All replies treated in strictest confidence.


Murray Green, Camrose Booster Lisa MacDonald, left, and Donna Lange get ready to serve a wide variety of tasty pies at the annual Armena Farmers’ Market on Labour Day. The market featured baked goods, home grown vegetables, homemade jams, and handcrafted items.

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Growing Rural Tourism receives support

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Alberta communities and not-for-profit operators of tourism attractions are receiving provincial grants to attract more visitors and boost tourism spending. Thirteen recipients of the first intake of the Tourism Growth Innovation Fund (TGIF) are developing strategies and new products that will help expand tourism in the winter and shoulder seasons in smaller communities and niche markets. “We are helping communities across the province continue to build and enhance tourism experiences that travellers want. This will attract more people to Alberta and inspire them to explore off the beaten path to find our hidden gems. With more innovative tourism products, people will stay longer which will help grow our tourism industry and local economies, and create memorable experiences for Albertans and travellers,” said Ricardo Miranda, minister of culture and tourism “We could never have pioneered our incredible, innovative programs without the assistance of the TGIF and Alberta Culture and Tourism,” said Vance Neudorf, executive director, Canadian Badlands Passion Play Society. The goal of the grant program is to diversify tourism experiences and destinations, focusing on innovation and shoulder season opportunities across the province. TGIF aims to strengthen collaboration among tourism stakeholders and offers matching grants of up to $75,000. The Camrose Regional Exhibition will receive funds to go towards the delivery of the 2019 Growing Rural Tourism Conference. Communities and nonprofit tourism organizations from across the province are encouraged to apply during the next intake period, Oct. 1 to 31. The program accepts applications in two separate streams: destination development support and product development support. Tourism jobs cover a broad range, from part-time, entry-level positions to fulltime executive positions, in regions across the province. The industry supports more than 19,000 businesses in Alberta, many of which are family-owned, small- and medium-sized companies. In 2016, 34.8 million people visited Alberta and spent $8.5 billion (Statistics Canada).

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Canada invests $330,550 into Hemp Trade Alliance By Murray Green

While the Boss is Away By Lisa Kaastra Sharing an acreage has a lot of different benefits for both parties involved, but Murphy’s Law still tends to rule the property when the parents are out of town. This winter, it was the furnace. “Is it supposed to be making that rattling sound?” I asked tentatively, holding the phone up to the boiler, creaking and groaning. I watched the pressure gauge flip back and forth until the repairman arrived. And then there was the pregnant cow. “She can’t seem to get up, and the baby is stuck,” my husband informed me, before heading back out into the cold night for several hours with an extra pair of gloves and a long chain. Not to mention the mysteriously dead chickens, the raging storms and power outages, and the endless amount of ewes, ready to escape or give birth to a stillborn at the worst possible moment. This time, things got off to an early start first thing in the morning: there was a knock on the front door, barely audible over our daughter’s baby chatter and my blowing hair dryer. I shut off the dryer, picked up my whining little girl, and opened the door to a friendly stranger, Odie jumping by her side. “Sorry,” she started, as if she need apologize, “But I think you’re cows might be out on the road. They look like the other ones in your field…” I hardly heard the rest of her words before I thanked her with a wild whisper and ran to get my husband. Already dressed for work in his business shirt and clean pants, he quickly grabbed his rubbers and headed outside. From the kitchen window, my daughter and I watched daddy and Odie chase the cows down the lane, across the yard, between the trees…and through the fence straight to the vegetable garden. I wish I could say this was the first time an unwanted “domesticated” animal with hooves had ventured through my rows of beans…but of course, it wasn’t. Twenty minutes later, my husband returned, dripping with sweat and mud, and in desperate need of another shower. In the meantime, the cows had been ungratefully restored to their smaller confinement. “Your side of the garden is fine,” I assured my motherin-law in a text, later that morning. “As for mine…there will still be lots of onions.” To be fair, I’d already managed to kill off most of my garden earlier that year. And to be honest, it could have been a lot worse. And to our kind stranger? Thank you…please come back, and I’ll return our gratitude in onions.

Canada’s hemp sector is growing, with seeded crop area reaching over 138,000 acres in 2017. Hemp is increasingly used across a variety of products, including environmentally friendly clothing and building materials. It is also becoming widely recognized for its high nutritious content, including protein, omega and fibre. A strong and competitive agriculture sector is vital to Canada’s prosperity, which will help grow the economy and create more jobs. Minister of agriculture and agri-food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced an investment of $330,550 to the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) under Growing Forward 2, Ag riRisk Initiatives. This investment is helping to develop industry grading standards to ensure Canadian hemp products are known globally as being of the highest quality. As part of the new cannabis legislation, the Government of Canada is updating the industrial hemp regulations to allow the industry to harvest the f lowering heads, branches and leaves of the crop immediately. These changes will open new revenue source and market opportunities for hemp producers by enabling the sector to research the most efficient and economic ways to capture the full value of the hemp plant. “Our government’s

investment and recent changes to hemp regulations is providing the Canadian hemp industry the tools they need to get more of their world-class crops into Canadian foods and other products. This is helping to capture new and exciting market opportunities ahead, while creating well-paying middle class jobs,” said MacAulay. “This investment to the hemp industry, as well as changes to regulations will help the competitiveness of local businesses like Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods so that they can grow the local economy in northern Winnipeg and create quality, well-paying jobs,” said Kevin Lamoureux, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North. “ T he Ca n ad ia n Hemp Trade Alliance was extremely pleased with the support of AAFC’s Agri Risk Initiative under Growing Forward 2. The Food Safety Project, conducted in 2016, was a collaboration between the CHTA and Agri-Neo focused on determining safe and cost-effective prevention and mitigation techniques for the control of pathogens in industrial hemp,” said Russ Crawford, president of CHTA. Canada expor ted $ 93 million in hemp food and fibre in 2017. From January 2008 to November 2017, there were 452 products using hemp as an ingredient launched in the world. Over 54.7 per cent of hemp-containing prod-

ucts launched used hemp protein as an ingredient. The CHTA is a national not-for-prof it organization that represents over 260 growers across nine provinces and promotes Canadian hemp and hemp products globally. Established in 2003, the alliance represents those involved in Canada’s hemp industry. Members include farmers, processors, manufacturers, resea rchers, entrepreneurs and marketers. On Aug. 10, Health Canada made a revision to Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) to allow whole plant harvest (including the f lowering heads, branches, and leaves) of industrial hemp for the 2018 crop, which was previously not permitted. Farmers can immediately start researching the most efficient and economic ways to capture the full value of the hemp plant, and storing this material until it can be sold under the new Cannabis Act, which comes into force on Oct. 17. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $ 3 billion investment by federalprovincial and territorial governments (FPT), which will strengthen the agriculture, agrifood and agri-based products sector, ensuring continued innovation, g rowth and prosperity.

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Blaeser family reunion Submitted

The 2018 edition of the Rosina and John Blaeser family descendants took place on July 21 to 23. The Heisler hall and sports grounds were booked for the event. On Friday evening, many gathered to set up at the sports grounds with campers, trailers and motorhomes. It was a meet-and-greet wiener roast. Others were booked at Forestburg, Camrose and Daysland motels. Registration took place with the signing of a guest list and the making of name tags. The Leonard Blaeser family took care of this. Each

family filled a sheet with updated information of their family. Games, cards, crib and lots of visiting completed the afternoon. A loonie bar opened at 3 p.m. and the Schulte and Martz families were the workers. They also arranged the food for the supper. The eldest in attendance was 93-yearold Leonard Schulte, whose birthday was celebrated with cakes and candles. Each family was introduced and pictures were taken. Many took to the dance floor. And, by the looks of things, there will be more family members to come.

People came from Calmar, Edmonton, Killam, Strome, Camrose, Armena, Leduc, Plamondon, Forestburg, Canmore, Delisle, SK, Daysland, Rolly View, Barrhead, Victoria, BC, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Torrington, Armstrong, BC, Wildwood, Montana, Strathmore, Lloydminster, Marwayne, Ryley, Vernon, BC, Devon, Stony Plain, Bawlf, Texas, Ft. St. James, BC, Millet, Rosalind, Australia and Heisler. At Saturday supper and Sunday breakfast, the main dish was the world-famous Heisler sausage made by Bri-

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Summary of Position: The Assistant Agricultural Fieldman shares the responsibility for the development, coordination and delivery of Agricultural Service Board (ASB) and Recreational Parks programs in accordance with policies and bylaws established by County Council, and is responsible for the delivery of the agricultural and environmental extension programming as follows: • Responsible for the operations of the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) and Recreational Parks programs, including developing and delivering all agricultural and environmental extension programming, Shelterbelt Enhancement Program, Weed Control program, Nuisance Wildlife Control program, herbicide application, inspecting and maintaining Tank Loading facilities, and coordinating and performing inspections of all Seed Cleaning Plants. • Assist in the planning and budgeting of the above programs in consultation with the Agricultural Service Board, other department staff and the Chief Administrative Officer. • Assist in the monitoring of expenditures and the analysis of program costs and effectiveness to ensure compliance to the budget on an ongoing basis. • Responsible for the supervision, training and coordinating the activities of all seasonal staff for the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) and Recreational Parks programs. • Acts as municipal inspector under the Weed Control Act; Pest Control Officer under the Agricultural Pests Act; and Soil Conservation Officer under the Soil Conservation Act. • Provides leadership and works with department staff to develop and retain highly competent, customer serviceoriented staff through selection, compensation, training and day-today supervisory practices which support the County’s vision. • Maintains membership in good standing with the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen. • Ensures a safe work environment for department personnel at all work sites and contracted project sites by ensuring compliance with Flagstaff County policies, the Health and Safety program and the Human Resources guidelines and procedures. Qualifications: • Pesticide Applicators Certificate (Agricultural/Industrial) • A minimum of three (3) years of related experience in an agricultural supervisory role with a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision to enable him/her to perform his/her duties completely and effectively. • A minimum of a post-secondary diploma in agricultural/ environmental related discipline. • Skilled in planning and organizing work, supervising staff and delegating work effectively. • Ability to develop clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials, with excellent communication skills. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with council, management teams and staff, contractors and others encountered in the course of work. • Thorough knowledge of agricultural practices with a strong understanding of the principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and the maintenance of public records, organization and functions of an elected Council. • Ability to provide administrative duties for the Agricultural Service Board (ASB). • Valid driver’s licence. For the full job description, please check our website at Position Type:

Temporary Term Position October 2018 - October 2019 Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 8 hours/day Full-time Salary Range: $63,926.06 to $78,620.98 Closing Date: September 17, 2018 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: Kevin Macdonald, Agricultural Fieldman Email: Direct: 780-384-4138 Thank you to all applicants for their interest in Flagstaff County; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

an Bendfeld from the Heisler store. Everyone helped clean up. This was followed by farewells and tears with a promise to do it again, only sooner next time.

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Killam RCMP investigate collision causing fatality By Murray Green

Killam RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision with a ditch on Highway 13 and Highway 872 intersection at 1:40 a.m. on Sept. 1. Preliminary investigation indicates that the truck was driving northbound on Highway 872 when it failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 13 and hit the ditch.

Tragically, the 35-yearold driver of the truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. Four other adult male occupants also suffered injuries. Three were transported via EMS and the other male was transported via STARS to an Edmonton hospital. All have serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Killam RCMP continue to investigate the accident.

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Fresh off a surprise visit to the Big Valley Jamboree, country singer Brett Kissel is returning to the area for a concert in Sedgewick. The Town of Sedgewick announced that the Canadian Country Music Association’s reigning Male Artist of the Year will be playing at the Wild Rose Co-op Recreation Centre in Sedgewick on Saturday, Nov. 10 as part of his We Were That Song tour. Kissel is one of the nation’s leading country music singers and is well known for the intensity he brings to each show. He has also received an armful of other CCMA awards including the 2017 Video of the Year with “I Didn’t Fall in Love With Your Hair” the 2016 Fan’s Choice Award and Interactive Artist of the Year from 2014-17. The stop in Sedgewick is part of the second leg of Kissel’s current tour, which sees him visit every province and territory in the nation and includes more than 30 additional dates. Kissel is known internationally for his long string of hits, always accompanied by a powerful video, that have most recently included the songs “Anthem,” “We Were That Song,” “Pick Me Up,” “Airwaves,” “Raise Your Glass” and “3-2-1”. Kissel and his bandmates begin at 9 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Special guest Julian Austin (another former Big Valley Jamboree artist) will be playing as the opening act and fans will be treated to his own #1 hit with “Little Ol’ Kisses” which won him CCMA’s Best Country Single in 1998. Austin is a big supporter of the military and has made a number of trips overseas to support our troops making him an ideal fit for Remembrance Day weekend. Limited tickets are available for the event and it is suggested that people reserve their seats early by purchasing in person at the Sedgewick town office, Killam or Sedgewick Wild Rose Co-op grocery stores, or online.

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September 11, 2018 Country Booster  

Camrose, Alberta newspaper, country edition

September 11, 2018 Country Booster  

Camrose, Alberta newspaper, country edition