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Girls' Weekend The Kelsey Drama Club returns to the stage with another madcap, lightning-quick farce performed by a talented group of dedicated, local actors. This time, the Club will bring playwright Karen Schaeffer’s hilarious Girls' Weekend to the Bailey Theatre from October 10 to 19. The play sets out to highlight four book club members relaxing and discussing the club’s latest recommended reading at Dot Northwood’s cabin. However, somehow three cases of wine preclude good judgement and precipitate more stewing than reviewing. Ultimately, the weekend becomes This Week's Flyers Inside more about men than reading material! To Camrose Homes To Rural Homes *partial coverage Tues. Thurs. With Booster Who Can I Count On? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Dinner tickets and show only tickets Brick Warehouse   ✔  City of Camrose . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 and 15 Camrose County Outlook    ✔* remain available, albeit in fairly short Out and About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 and 17 Canada Safeway   ✔  ✔* supply. For additional details, Canadian Tire   Fall Car Care Guide . . . . . . . . . . . 24 to 29 ✔* ✔  Hauser Home Hardware   ✔* ✔  check out the Upcoming Events button Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 and 31 Konto Furniture   ✔ ✔  Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 to 36 the on Camrose NOW! app or Lowe's   ✔* ✔  M & M Food Market   ✔* ✔  the Bailey Theatre website. Mark's Work Wearhouse   

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Nelson runs with national Green Party in election By Murray Green

The Green Party of Canada is serious about action on climate change. Former University of Alberta Augustana Campus student and intern contract student services coordinator Geordie Nelson wants Canadians to learn and take action on climate change before it is too late. “The answer is simple, but not easy. Change is required through innovation and creativity. We need buildings to be energy efficient, transition to renewable energy such as solar power. Alberta has a high capacity for solar power (plenty of sunshine) and wind energy as well as oil and gas to tap into. We can increase public transportation and reduce concessions to fossil fuel companies.” Nelson came from a family that discussed the topics of the day. “Talking politics was normal growing up in my family. I’ve been involved with the Green Party since the new ridings were formed in 2015 and I was one of the founding members. I helped with the financial end of it and now it is

a progression to being a candidate,” said Nelson. “I know we live in a conservative riding, but I believe in the democratic process and getting everyone involved. For me, that means running. I care a lot about environmental issues and the Green Party believes in a balanced budget,” shared Nelson. “It is important that we address the climate emergency and the crisis we are facing. The Green Party is the best party to address those issues and I’m campaigning for a transition to a greener economy. We are all in this together, so we all need to work together.” The Green Party doesn’t want to see job losses, so they are promoting a collaborative effect in facing today’s concerns. “In the Green Party we are free to vote the way the constituency residents want. There could be regional differences, so we have that freedom of voting as MPs,” shared Nelson. “If someone has a good idea, then we will try to implement that, regardless of which party came up with the idea. What matters is that it benefits Canadians.”

The current Canadian government has no intension of balancing the budget. That doesn’t sit well with Nelson. “It will require more spending at first, but then relax over the next five years. We would move towards balancing the budget by increasing taxes, but not

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increasing your taxes,” explained Nelson. “It is about closing tax loopholes. For CEOs that have stock options and capital gains, it means taxing their assets that are not annual income. Some US companies do a lot of business in Can-

ada, but don’t pay taxes. They should pay taxes if they are doing business in Canada. We want to look at the business side for closing tax loopholes.” He feels the health care system can examine more preventable problems, to look at problems before they occur. “The Green Party has their own pharmacare plan to offer drugs that Canadians need. It is for people who spend $5 a day on medications and we want to avoid things that turn into chronic issues later in life. We believe in paying a little in the beginning, rather than a lot in the end. We have to review the process on how the provinces receive that money that is based on the needs of the province. For example, some provinces may need more senior care than others.” Nelson wants to reinvest in forestry and have a natural forest plan. “We need both a national forestry and water plan because we currently don’t have one.” Nelson is tired of politicians who promise things, but never deliver. “With the collaborative approach and be open to

hearing everyone’s perspectives. For a lot of farmers, the trade dispute has greatly affected them. We are largely an export country, so when a deal goes south like with canola that impacts a lot of producers. I don’t think Justin Trudeau is the best advocate for Canada. We need someone to work and advocate for Canadians.” The divide between urban and rural Canada is increasing. “Most people live in an urban setting so we are seeing a drop in rural funding over the past few years and that is a big issue. It is important to advocate for rural infrastructure. They need high speed Internet to keep up to everyone else and be competitive with the rest of the world.” To help make your decision, Battle RiverCrowfoot All Candidates Forums have been set for Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Camrose at 6:30 p.m. in the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre and Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the New Sarepta Community High School.


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Thankful for being thankful five times

“Oh no, she’s going to ask us, isn’t she?” In past years at family Thanksgiving gatherings, I’ve had the practice of asking family members what they are thankful for. I’ve loved hearing the responses. From a pre-teen: “I’m thankful for the Internet.” From a mom with a baby and a toddler: “I’m grateful my husband’s employer makes it possible for me to be at home.” I knew my delight in this “thankful” activity was not shared by all family members. I didn’t miss the eye rolls. However, one of the gifts of being over 70 is that eye rolls no longer affect me. I’m willing to annoy people if I think it’s for a good cause. Sometimes even if it’s not a good cause! I’m thankful for this freeing development I would not have predicted in my younger years when “What will people think?” was a dominant question. Spoiler alert for any of my descendants who happen to be reading this: At our Thanksgiving gathering, I’m going to ask “What are you thankful for?” Let the eye rolls begin! Here’s the good cause. Being thankful improves how our brain functions. ***

I’ve been reading articles that summarize the results of scientific studies about how being thankful, gratitude, impacts our brains and therefore our lives. Here are snippets. 1. Gratitude is good for our brains. The brain’s hypothalamus regulates bodily functions like our appetite, sleep, temperature, metabolism and growth. Studies show that our hypothalamus is activated when we feel grateful or do or see acts of kindness. Gratitude is addictive in a good way! Feeling grateful floods our brain with feel-good chemicals like dopamine. We’re motivated to feel it again so we choose to be thankful again, a virtuous cycle. These effects on our brain open the doors to many other health benefits including… 2. Gratitude improves physical health. Physical impacts of being thankful include fewer aches and pains, reducing pain levels, better sleep, and increased energy and vitality. Perhaps not surprisingly, grateful people are more likely to practice healthy activities, eat better, and seek treatment for health concerns, which helps them live longer and healthier. 3. Gratitude improves psychological health. Gratitude reduces toxic emotions, from envy and resentment to frustration and regret. Robert Emmons, a leading gratitude researcher, has conducted multiple studies on the link between gratitude and well-being. His research confirms that gratitude increases happiness and reduces depression. 4. Gratitude boosts your confidence and self-esteem. Gratitude allows you to reflect on your achievements, the people in your life who are important to you, and the blessings you experience in your life every day. Being grateful for your abilities, skills, interests and aptitudes boosts your feelings of self-worth and stokes your confidence. The practice of gratitude is a great replacement for the bad habit of focusing on past failures and setbacks. If you notice negative thinking, use it as a trigger to remind you to focus on gratitude instead. 5. Gratitude fosters resilience and helps us deal with tough times. When you are grateful for what you have, you are better able to overcome negative events in your life. You don’t view your life as a “glass half empty,” but you recognize that despite bad things happening, you will survive and even thrive. Gratefulness was shown to be a critical factor in preventing post-traumatic stress response among people impacted by traumatic events such as 9/11. With gratitude practice, you build your inner coping muscle. That allows you to manage life challenges with less emotional trauma. In this season when many of us are feeling grumpy or anxious about things in the external world, a few minutes thinking of things to be thankful for could be a helpful antidote. We can’t necessarily change the external world, but we can choose to spend a few minutes mentally giving thanks. It’s free, it’s easy and it could make for a better day.

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Over the past year a 16-year-old girl has inspired us. Why? The answer is that the generations that get to vote can’t see the danger our world is in, or they won’t look. Our children and grandchildren, whose un-blinkered eyes can see the obvious, are frightened. They know that if we continue the trajectory of unbridled growth the world of their parents is doomed, and any hope for a safe future for them is disappearing rapidly. Greta has pointed out that “our house is on fire,” but the adults in the room seem oblivious. Some even attack her as being mentally ill. Millions of young people and even some of the older generation agree with her. Young people from Camrose joined the strike on Sept. 27. Neuroscientists tell us that our brains are not designed to deal with slow moving dangers like climate change. We deny or discount the danger because we expect danger to be clearly apparent, rather than slow and incremental. Scientists have been aware of the danger of climate change for more than 100 years and have been sounding the alarm bells for at least 50 years. We could have solved the problem had we listened to what science warned us about if we had started action when the problem became obvious to scientists, instead we became truth deniers. In a universe where the nature of reality is not easy to discern, truth must be extracted by rigorous testing by using tools to extend our senses, like telescopes, microscopes, computers, mathematics and our ability to use reason to clear away the fog of ignorance. Opinion is not truth. The truth value of an opinion can only be discerned

by testing it against what nature herself tells us. That is called science! Neither of the two main political parties are going to change anything without being forced to. The coming federal election is mostly a farce. However, it is important that as many of us who are able, vote in opposition to the status quo where denial of truth is rampant. No matter who wins this election, we must put pressure on our elected leaders to face reality and make evidence based decisions rather than based on ideology. Harry D. Gaede, Camrose Lack of urgency

I’m struck by the lack of climate urgency displayed by our political leaders in this federal election. It is a continuation of the willful ignorance displayed in our recent provincial election. All parties are guilty, but because we have provincial Conservatives in power and will certainly elect a federal Conservative, I will direct my ire at them, although I could spread the blame quite liberally (pun intended). The National Post’s Andrew Coyne describes the Sheer climate plan as “prop, not a plan–a work essentially of mischief–an intentionally pointless bit of misdirection.” The Globe and Mail’s Gary Mason describes it as “a sad joke.” Provincially, Jason Kenny has undermined every effort to make the urgent changes we need. Conservatives lack the courage to meet the climate threat. Conservatives weren’t always like this. As Seth Kline points out in his Tyee article, the leadership of Winston Churchill galvanized the Commonwealth to action against a seemingly unstoppable Nazi foe. Back then, Canada mobilized every corner of the econo-

my against the existential threat and in the process changed our lives permanently. Together, Canadians built 800,000 military vehicles, 50,000 tanks, 40,000 naval and aircraft guns, 348 merchant cargo ships, 393 warships and 16,000 military aircraft. All this was accomplished following the Great Depression in six short years. Historians called this, “an astonishing feat of organization and production, a massive effort by every sector of the Canadian economy.” Conservative leadership needs to inspire the same effort with climate change. Polls show most Conservative voters believe climate change poses a serious problem. If only Conservative policies reflected their voters’ concerns. Stanford University analyzed the economies of every jurisdiction in the world. It shows what energy mix is required to meet emission targets by 2050 to stop runaway climate change. The energy mix Calgary needs for 100 per cent transition to renewables are four per cent residential solar, 19 per cent solar plants, 10 per cent concentrating solar plants, 35 per cent wind, four per cent commercial solar, nine per cent geothermal and 19 per cent hydroelectric. This uses current technology and provides 8,308 construction jobs and 2,821 operations jobs in Calgary for 40 years. These jobs are directly transferable from current energy and tech sectors. We have the technology we need now. Conservatives must stop the obfuscation and work with all Canadians to inspire the changes we need. Only then can we give our grandchildren a safe and healthy planet. Tim Belec, Camrose

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25 Years Ago This Week – from Oct. 11, 1994 edition • The Thomas family of Donalda hosted an oldfashioned 2-day threshing bee on Oct. 15 and 16, 1994. All proceeds via coffee sales, lunch and silver collection were donated to STARS. • Local golfers Ron Kuefler, Ian Dey, Paul Ladell and Wayne Throndson played 270 holes of golf in Camrose, setting a record in Canada on Longest Day of Golf in Canada. Proceeds went to Canadian Cancer Society. • Della Curry won the CFAC Radio Country Showdown in Calgary. The prize, valued at $50,000, allowed her to record four of her songs on a CD and produce her own music video, which was sent to CMT (Country Music Television).

50 Years Ago This Week – from Oct. 7, 1969 edition • Canada Savings Bonds were advertised at 8% above average annual interest to maturity. • A quarter-page ad published for City of Camrose announced clean-up week October 14-24. The message reminded home owners to NOT BURN GARBAGE within City limits.

COOPER AND THE MICE

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose Co-op Gas Bar held a Fuel Good Day and barbecue at both locations, Sept. 17. Funds raised from the barbecue and seven cents from every litre of gas and $1 from every coffee and slush drink sold that day were donated locally to both the Service Options for Seniors (SOS) and Churchmice Players. Co-op mascot Cooper assists Churchmice member Janna Ferguson with accepting donations.

• John Panas won the prize at Glambeck Motors grand opening – a 22 lb. sack of pennies. He was the only person able to successfully carry the bag three full lengths of the dealership’s 140 ft. long shop, with his arm fully extended straight out from his shoulder, while bearing the full weight of the loot.


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Check for election voter cards By Murray Green

Canadians that are registered electors should have received a voter information card in the mail by Oct. 4. Elections Canada mailed a personalized voter information card to each registered elector. The card tells electors when and where to vote and has information about the accessibility of their polling station. Electors who do not receive a card, or whose card shows the wrong information, can register or update their address online or by contacting their Elections Canada office. Electors should contact the Elections Canada office in their electoral district if the name on their card contains an error, they receive a voter information card for a deceased person or someone who does not live at their address. To vote, electors must show proof of identity and address. The voter information card may be used as a proof of address at the polls. Electors must use it with another piece of accepted ID to prove their identity.

Electors do not need to bring their voter information card to the polls in order to vote, but they encourage them to bring it with them for faster service at the polls. Elections Canada is an independent non-partisan agency that reports directly to Parliament. To register online or to check or update their voter registration, electors can visit elections.ca/register. They can also visit an Elections Canada office, or call 1-800-463-6868 to request a mail-in registration form. Electors can register at any time between now and Oct. 15. If they miss this deadline, they can register at the polls on election day, just before they vote. You can vote on election day on Monday, Oct. 21; at one of the advance polls, open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11; Saturday, Oct. 12; Sunday, Oct. 13; or Monday, Oct. 14 or at an Elections Canada office. To vote at an Elections Canada office, electors must apply before Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Application forms are available at Elections Canada offices or online; on select campuses until

Wednesday, Oct. 9, using the special ballot process; or by mail. Electors must apply to vote by mail before Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Eligible electors who live in long-term care facilities can vote by regular ballot at a mobile polling station in their residence. For more information on this option, contact your Elections Canada office. In the Battle RiverCrowfoot riding, Damien C. Kurek of Camrose is the Conservative Party candidate, Geordie Nelson is the Green Party candidate, David Michaud is the People’s Party candidate, Dianne Clarke is the Liberal Party candidate and Natasha Fryzuk is the New Democratic Party candidate, as of Sept. 30. To help make your decision, Battle RiverCrowfoot All Candidates Forums have been set for Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Camrose at 6:30 p.m. in the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre and Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the New Sarepta Community High School.

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CITY PAGE A van removal situation

CAMROSE WASTE AND ORGANICS COLLECTION

Preparing your Cart • Ensure cart lids are completely closed • Do not overfill the cart • Keep household hazardous waste out of the cart • Keep carts a metre away from any obstruction • Ensure the weight of the cart does not exceed 50 kg • Remember to write your address on the cart • To produce high quality compost, please see top of cart for acceptable items Collection Collection starts at 7:45 am on your collection day and may not be completed until 7:00 pm. To guarantee collection: • Have your carts ready for pickup by 7:45 am • Keep the lid closed • Carts should be level on the ground • Keep carts a metre away from any obstruction For more information on waste collection, visit www.camrose.ca/garbageandrecycling

Collection Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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Lot 28, Block 9, Plan 0827968; 4426-74 Street, Camrose Any person having comments of support or objection, or for further information may contact Planning and Development Services, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8, phone 780-672-4428 or email to: planning@camrose.ca by October 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Written correspondence shall include name, address and reasons for support or objection.

City council voted for no By-election By Lori Larsen

During a special council meeting on Oct. 2, City of Camrose council voted to accept the extension granted from the minister of affairs to not proceed with a by-election in regards to the councillor vacancy, until the next general election. The vacancy on council is the result of former City of Camrose councillor Cathie Johnson resign-

ing from her position as of Sept. 9, due to personal health concerns. During the Sept. 16 regular council meeting, a resolution was passed requesting Mayor Norm Mayer to inquire about an exemption to holding a byelection based on the number of council members currently sitting on council. Some council members proposed that forgoing a

by-election would result in cost savings to the City estimated at $75,000 over the next two years. Council also suggested that this may be an opportunity to trial the concept of a smaller council. Councillor Max Lindstrand noted, “Although there would now be an even number on council, we recognize that a tied vote represents a failed vote.”

Watching my children decide on activities that interest them this fall has made me think back to my childhood. Both my younger brother and I were enrolled in piano lessons and my mum tried to learn a bit too in the beginning. A few years ago, I asked my mum why I continued on with piano, but my brother stopped. I could remember him playing Yankee Doodle Dandy relentlessly, but that’s the only tune I could recall. Sometimes my mum’s memory of our childhood is patchy, but this memory seemed to be easy to draw upon. We had pulled up in our van for lessons, she recalled. We hopped out and then my brother turned around, grabbed onto the handle of the van and refused to let go. She grabbed onto him and pulled. Then she picked up his feet and pulled. “And that,” she retold with an air of finality, “was his last lesson.” Now either piano just wasn’t something he was passionate about, or he wasn’t clicking with his teacher. I haven’t had to pull my children off the van, but sometimes I wonder how as a parent we can know how much is too much and what areas in which to invest time. The best advice I received on this was from my older brother when I asked him how I would know what musical instrument my kids should learn. He said to expose them to all kinds of instruments. When they see an instrument or someone performing an instrument and want to know what it is, and if they can learn how to do it, you have found their instrument. Being exposed to an activity was how my daughter came to be in figure skating. My sister-in-law was skating at the annual carnival so we went a few years ago to show her our support. My daughter was mesmerized as the costumed skaters swirled across the ice and on the way home she asked if she could do that. Yes, yes, you can. There are so many choices these days for activities. Skating, dance, soccer, lacrosse, football, taekwondo, gymnastics, AWANA, Scouts and Brownies, skipping, skiing, piano, violin, guitar…when do they get to sleep and play on the swings? I think that free time is so important for children to unwind and use their imaginations. When they choose an activity, I want them to be excited to go. I also want it to be something that will give them confidence, and show that they can improve their skills with hard work. When I was growing up, I didn’t do many winter activities outside of school. But in the spring and summer months, I doubled up with outdoor soccer and swim club. I can remember walking to soccer after swimming for an hour and feeling pretty proud of myself when coach said I didn’t need to run laps since I was already warmed up. Sometimes if a young person is going through a bit of disinterest in their chosen activity, they just need encouragement to stay on track. I’m glad now that I stayed in piano lessons because it’s a lifelong skill, even though there have been a number of years when those keys have only been played for Christmas carols. When I was in college, I would go to lane swim for exercise between classes and it was relaxing because I had gained that skill to the point where I could think about other things at the same time. I coach my kids in soccer now, something I really enjoy, and it’s been helpful to have played the game myself. My children seem to be excited to take part in out-ofschool activities and never complain about going. It is me who sometimes wonders how to keep up this pace, and who reflects on what is the right amount of busy. My mind sometimes pictures a blonde-haired little boy, earnestly fighting for more free time, clinging with all his might to that van door, taking a stand against something he wasn’t interested in. As a parent, all I can do is be prepared if a van removal situation ever comes up and be willing to make that their last lesson.


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CITY PAGE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you passionate about your community? Consider volunteering for a Council appointed Board, Committee or Commission! The City of Camrose is seeking adult residents to serve as Members at Large on the following Boards, Committees, and Commissions (Terms effective January 1, 2020). Camrose Airport Commission (2 Members) The Camrose Airport Commission is an advisory body to Council that monitors the management, operation and maintenance of the Camrose Airport. The Commission makes recommendations pertaining to funding applications, airport improvements, safety and optimum usage of the Airport. The Commission meets on a Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am. Camrose Arts Council (4 Members) The Camrose Arts Council Board shall advise City Council on matters pertaining to arts and culture activities in the City of Camrose and act as a governing body to disseminate grants as delegated under the current “Arts Council Grant Funding Bylaw” for arts and culture initiatives while championing a cohesive and collaborative arts and culture community. The Camrose Arts Council meets on a monthly basis unless otherwise determined. Camrose Police Commission (2 Members) The Camrose Police Commission oversees the Camrose Police Service to ensure effective, efficient and accountable policing is provided to our citizens and visitors to Camrose. They work closely with the Chief of Police in planning strategies to deal with the ever changing face of policing. A safe community to live is a priority for our Police Commission and they ensure that our police service is properly equipped and has adequate resources to maintain that priority. The Camrose Police Commission meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am. Camrose Public Library Board (2 Members) The Camrose Public Library Board oversees the operation of the library, and is responsible for providing an excellent library service to the City of Camrose and surrounding area. The Camrose Public Library Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm, except for July and August. Community Transit Advisory Committee (4 Members) The Community Transit Advisory Committee is an advisory body to Council that acts as a Steering Committee for transit assessments and needs. The Community Transit Advisory Committee continues to be involved with the City’s Taxi Subsidy Program, and other related transit activities. The Committee will assist in monitoring the performance of the City’s community bus. The Community Transit Advisory Committee meets on a monthly basis unless otherwise determined. Heritage Advisory Committee (1 Member) The Heritage Advisory Committee provides input and guidance to the City of Camrose Administration and Council on matters relating to historic resources, and municipal heritage policies and programs. The Committee encourages and advocates for the preservation and safeguarding of historical structures and sites. It also educates and engages community stakeholders regarding the value of remembering and celebrating history, historic structures, places and events, and heritage in general. The Heritage Advisory Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 am, unless otherwise determined. Municipal Planning Advisory Committee (1 Member) The Municipal Planning Advisory Committee acts as the primary advisory body to Council on matters relating to land use planning such as: City land planning, bylaw review and amendments, off-site levy policy review and growth studies review. The Municipal Planning Advisory Committee usually meets the third Wednesday of each month unless otherwise determined. Social Development Committee (2 Members) The Social Development Committee is responsible to act as a Steering Committee for future Social Needs Assessment. The Committee is to identify current social development issues, needs and trends in the community, and provide recommendations for action to Council. The Committee is to liaise with other groups or individuals charged with social development. The Social Development Committee meets the first Monday in January, March, May, September, and November at 9:30 am. Make a Difference! For more information on the appointment process and to obtain an application form, visit “Volunteer Opportunities” at www.camrose.ca or contact City Hall at 780-672-4426. Please submit applications via fax to 780-672-2469 OR email legservices@camrose.ca OR in person at City Hall, 5204-50 Avenue. Any inquiries may also be directed to legservices@camrose.ca.

Employment Opportunity

COMMUNITY PEACE OFFICER Level II

The City of Camrose is seeking a professional and energized individual for the position of Community Peace Officer – Level II. This position will promote positive relations on behalf of the City of Camrose through above average public relation skills, excellent judgement and a commitment to our community. PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: The Community Peace Officer investigates complaints, solicits compliance, and/or enforces the regulatory powers contained in numerous bylaws of the City including, but not limited to: • Animal Control (licensing, capture of dogs at large, etc • Unsightly Premises (investigation, warnings, prosecutions, clean up orders) • Snow Removal (investigation, warnings, prosecution) • Waste Collection and Disposal (investigation of complaints and appropriate action) • Taxi Licensing (verification of licensing and annual mechanical maintenance records) • Pro-active preventative patrols – identify issues and resolve prior to complaints being received The Community Peace Officer will also have authority under certain Provincial statutes such as: • Weed Control Act (investigation of complaints, warnings, orders, or prosecution) • Animal Protection Act (authority to seize animals that are in distress or are abandoned) • Traffic Safety Act (investigations of complaints involving non-moving offences, warnings, prosecution) • Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation (investigations involving non-moving offences, warnings, prosecution) • Provincial Offences Procedures Act (to assist with prosecutions) QUALIFICATIONS: • Grade 12 or High School Diploma • Minimum Post-secondary Diploma or Certificate and/or two years’ work experience in similar field • Ability to interpret and enforce City Bylaws and Provincial Statutes • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License • A current Standard First Aid Certificate • Microsoft computer skills, Word, Outlook, Excel and capacity to learn other computerized systems • Canadian resident or legal permanent resident with no criminal record • Effective written, presentation and oral communication skills • High level of moral character and integrity • Have a strong ability to work independently and in team environments • An Oath of Office and Oath of Confidentiality are job requirements • Meet the requirements to be appointed as a Community Peace Officer Level II with the Solicitor General and Public Security HOURS OF WORK: Hours of work are typically 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. SALARY and BENEFITS: The City of Camrose offers competitive salary and attractive benefits. The starting salary for this position will be dependent upon the 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 or in person by October 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. CONTACT: Camrose Police Service Attention: Staff Sergeant Corbett Address: 6220-48 Ave., Camrose, AB T4V 0K6

Seeking public assistance on missing “tree hugger” By Lori Larsen

Camrose Arts Society is seeking assistance from the residents of Camrose in locating one of the Tree Hugger art pieces that has gone missing from one of the Downtown tree locations. These amazing works

of art were done by local individuals and artists donating their time, on canvases donated by a local business as part of the Arts Society Tree Hugger initiative to add colour and interest to the City for all residents and visitors to enjoy.

Missing Tree-hugger art piece

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of the missing piece contact City of Camrose art director Jane Cherry-Lemire at the Chuck MacLean Art Centre (4809-52 Street) or telephone at 780-672-9949.


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Juliet and Romeo

Juliet’s story told with dance and music By Murray Green

Kimberley Cooper and the team at Decidedly Jazz Dance (DJD) is presenting Juliet’s take of the Shakespeare classic tale at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Kimberley provides the artistic direction and choreography on the production adapted by Cory Bowles (Trailer Park Boys). “It will feature the DJD Company of dancers and live, original music by the Nick Fraser Ensemble. Everyone is Canadian,” said Kimberley. “I decided to flip the name so people will know it won’t be exactly what you would be expecting from Romeo and Juliet. I find Juliet to be the more interesting character, so we have more of a focus on her,” explained Kimberley. “It’s a contemporary take on an old classic. Corey also taught Shakespeare and is a multi-talented artist. It is modern take with rap and spoken word with some original words from the Queen’s Mad speech.” Continued on page 19


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Across the Pond The British Invasion Wednesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.

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The British Invasion went by the code word “Beatlemania”. After the Fab Four appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, North American music was never the same! Across the Pond celebrates over 50 years of British pop and rock music. Concert Sponsor: D2 Electrical Reception Sponsor: 49th Street Liquor Store

Tim Tamishiro

When You’re Smiling Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Shows October 10 ONLY at 7:00 pm Proceeds donated to The Camrose Open Door PG

Fri., Sat., Tues.: 6:45 & 9:20 pm Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs.: 6:45 ONLY Sat. & Sun. Matinees: 1:45 pm

Lizzy Hoyt

Tim is a master of the stage. He’s engaging and highly entertaining. His number one goal is to guide the audience through an evening they will never forget. Concert Sponsor: Battle River Train Excursions Reception Sponsor: Zettle & Company

New Lady on the Prairies Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

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Award-winning songwriter with the voice of an angel, Lizzy Hoyt delivers music with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions. Concert Sponsor: 6S Enterprises Daysland Reception Sponsor: The Community Press

Fri., Sat., Tues.: 7:00 & 9:10 pm Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs.: 7:00 ONLY Sat. & Sun. Matinees: 2:15 pm PG

Accidental Humour Co. The Flying Detective

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sat., Tues.: 6:50 & 9:20 pm Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs.: 6:50 ONLY Sat. & Sun. Matinees: 1:50 pm PG

Diyet & The Love Soldiers

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE! (PREMIERES INCLUDED)

Constable William Nixon is shot and killed in the line of duty. His friend, the brilliant Detective James Campbell, is driven to find the killer. But when Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. the trail leads him far west into Alberta’s burgeoning coal trail, he will need Daysland Palace Theatre, Main Street Diyet Daysland the help Location: of Canadian aviation legend Wilfrid “Wop” May to bring a desperate & The Love Soldiers is alternative country, folk, roots and and deadly foe to justice. traditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in For information and tickets, call Sharon at 780.374.2403 Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. Concert Sponsor: Key Accounting Solutions Reception Sponsor: Dayslander Tickets: Motel Concert & Reception Sponsor: East Central Appraisals $165 for 6 Concerts

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Get your fill of

AGM – Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. at Daysland Town Office. All are welcome!

Presentation of this concert series is made possible by the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta.

The Bailey Theatre, Camrose Energy and Kelsey Drama Society present

LECTURE ON:

FREE F REE OOktoberfest

Religion and Oil in Alberta

Bratwurst Brattwurstt & Pretzels! Starts at 4:30 and goes until the last pretzel is gone!

with Darren Dochuk

TUESDAY Oct. 15 | 6:00-7:30 PM Camrose Public Library, 4710-50 Avenue

DARREN DOCHUK

The politics of pipelines and the oil sands in Alberta typically focus on matters of labor, economics, and environment. Yet, as this talk will demonstrate, religion must be foregrounded as well. A second lecture will be given by Dochuk on Oct 16. Visit the website below for details on both lectures.

COST: Free to attend and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The fun continues starting at 4:30 BOTH FRIDAY & SATURDAY Join us for a pint of our special

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Golfer Harrison off to nationals By Murray Green

Rose City Curling Club welcomes you to another fun-filled curling season! New to the sport or returning for another year? Register now for 2019/2020 league play.

2019/2020 LEAGUES

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CACS Youth League Super League

Adult Afternoon Drop-in Men’s Ladies’ League

WEDNESDAY Little Rockers Social League

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Adult Afternoon Drop-in CACS Technical Training Open Team League

PROPOSED BONSPIELS/SPECIAL EVENTS THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Curl Jam OCTOBER • Try Curling • Icebreaker Open

NOVEMBER DECEMBER • Town and • U18/High Country School Bonspiel Bonspiel • CACS Christmas Camp

JANUARY • Try Curling • Swing & Sweep

FEBRUARY • Multi-Club/ Multi-Generational Bonspiel • Family Day Bonspiel

MARCH • Mixed Team Bonspiel • Club Championship Weekend • Men’s/Ladies’ Bonspiel

2019/2020 FEES

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Super League Tuesday/Thursday Evening League Social League Adult Afternoon League Afternoon 10-Pack Card College Teams – One League High School Teams – One League Little Rockers and Academy Adult – full year Adult – half year $900/day (includes lounge)

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TBD $300 full year $135 before Christmas $150 after Christmas $300 full year $150 half year $100 $750/team, full year $187.50/individual full year $500/team, full year $125/individual, full year $20/locker, full year $40/locker $20/locker $80/sheet (1 game), non-member $60/sheet (1 game), member

PRACTICE ICE TIMES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

$100/event Three-Day Bonspiels Icebreaker Open Bonspiel (Fun) Try Curling and Family Bonspiel Curl Jams/person

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$300/team $15/person $60/team FREE $15/curling and social; $10/curling or social; $25/curling, social and Icebreaker Open (Oct. only) *GST not included in above fees

Sessions run October 15 to 17 at 7 p.m. each night Call Sarah at 780.672.4152

Meet the team! We look forward to serving you.

Sarah Brown

GENERAL MANAGER

Heather Bratrud ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Matt Yeo

ICE TECHNICIAN

Kyle Winters

ICE TECHNICIAN

Call 780.672.4152 for more info Register online at camrosecurling.com

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Sarah Brown has some exciting plans for people who want to have fun curling this season at the Rose City Curling Club. Welcome Week is Oct. 15 to 20 in Camrose.

Michael Harrison of Camrose shot rounds of 73, 77 and 73 to place second at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s provincials on Sept. 27 to 29 at Coal Creek Golf Course. “Michael Harrison finished second and will be going to the national championship. I will also be attending,” said coach Bill Penny. The championship will be played at the Continental Golf Club in SainteVictoire de Sorel, Quebec on Oct. 14 to 18. “By Michael’s finish in the zone championship, he

is awarded the All-Canadian status,” added coach Bill. Teammates Brady Johnson came in seventh, Braden Clarkson was 10th place and Blake Feth was 32nd for the Vikings to place third as a team. Although the men’s team placed third in the championship and received the bronze medal, only the top two ACAC conference teams advance to the Nationals. Jayden Bauer led the Augustana ladies’ team with a sixth-place finish and rounds of 87, 93 and 94. Hannah Gau placed 16th for the Vikings.

Rose City Curling Club welcomes new season By Murray Green

The Rose City Curling Club will be welcoming a new season of curling in Camrose on Oct. 15 to 20. New manager Sarah Brown is no stranger to Camrose. She curled on the University of Alberta Augustana Campus women’s curling rink for four years. “When I heard this position was open, I was excited at the opportunity to submit my resume. I’ve always loved this curling club and this community when I lived here. It was an interesting opportunity for me to come here and revitalize the curling a little bit,” she said. After leaving Augustana, she went to work at the Avonair Curling Club in Edmonton for a year, and then spent two years with the Sherwood Park Curling Club under Heather Nedohin. “I have lots of ideas and we have some new directors with ideas. I would like more one-day events. We will still have weekend bonspiels for traditional curlers, but we want to attract a younger crowd. The trouble with young couples is that they need to find sitters, so we decided to host a swing and sweep, which partners with virtual golf and curling in January,” shared Sarah. “One Friday a month, we will have a CurlJam that is geared toward beginning curlers. We want people to come in and we will teach you how to curl. It involves four ends of curling, a special evening of food, fun and entertainment,” added Sarah. She plans on coaching as well as being the man-

ager. “I want to help with the adult learn to curl programs.” The curling club will still have the regular women’s, mixed and men’s leagues. “What we want to push for is social leagues where people can come in and learn the game with others. Instead of eight ends and two hours of play, we want six ends and have more time for socializing and fun.” The club will be offering free curling lessons Oct. 15 to 17. The action begins at 7 p.m. with instructors available on all three nights. “I learned a lot from Heather, so I will be bringing that knowledge to this position. Working with her has helped me with managing skills.” The Icebreaker Open will be the first bonspiel on Oct. 19 and 20. It is geared towards all ages and skill levels. Games are four ends and you can enter as a team, or as an individual. “With a new manager every year, it is hard to find stability. If the directors will have me, I would like to be around for awhile to develop curling and programs. I want the club to grow every year.” The club had 230 curlers last year. “My dream is to have all nine sheets full, rather than a number of curlers. I want people to be excited about coming here to the rink,” said Sarah. The club is currently working on washroom renovations through the City. In February, the club will be hosting high school zones and a junior curling tour event.


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Juliet’s story through dance, theatre, music Continued from page 16

“Some people say it is a story about love, but there are some really violent aspects to the story as well. We don’t hide that.” DJD invites audiences to experience how jazz shapes movement and feeling. Explore the connection between personal expression and collaboration in movements. The touring company includes nine dancers, a narrator and three musicians. “Nick is a drummer, so the music is drum based, but has a violin and a trombone to give an interesting group of sounds and can be haunting. I was inspired by the music.” The show blends various talents together. “It is a combination of dance, theatre and a jazz concert. This is Shakespeare’s tale of love and violence reimagined, re-visited, reloved, hyper-realized, sampled, questioned recognizable, but twisted, current and classic, gritty and glorious. In the spirit of jazz we dance. “It means we are inspired by an art form that inspires us, moves us, challenges us. It means we dance to music.

Rhythmically. With bent knees and movement bubbling up from our chests, hearts, torsos. It means we embrace the moment by improvising. We dance as a community and honour each individual and their own personal expression. It means we respect and celebrate the history, roots and traditions of jazz.” At DJD they have a growing culture, and in this culture, created in the spirit of jazz, they believe in dance for all. “We are thrilled to be touring our hit show from 2017, Juliet and Romeo, within Alberta. The biggest change is that dancer Natasha Korney will be playing the role of the narrator as well. “It is a thrill to revisit this work with a female voice and energy weaving us through the story.” “It has taken 16 weeks to put the story together on stage and a few weeks together with musicians,” said Kimberley. “We are excited to perform in Camrose, our first time and we want to spend an extra day there.”

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Jake’s Gift shares a story of Remembrance By Murray Green

Jake’s Gift, the multiaward winning play about a Canadian Second World War veteran’s reluctant return to Normandy, France for the anniversary of the D-Day landings, is returning for two shows in Camrose. Jake’s Gift will be on stage at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre in Camrose on Saturday, Oct. 26, for two shows at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. She first performed the show in Camrose in 2016. “I was so moved to learn that people wanted us to come back to Camrose. It’s rare that you get to return to a theatre with the same show, so we were pretty thrilled to hear from the amazing team at Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, that the community had

been asking if they could bring us back,” said actress Julia Mackey. “That is probably the biggest compliment you can get as a touring artist. We had such an amazing time (in Camrose) and we were very moved by everyone’s response to the show, so we are really thrilled to be coming back. We hope we get a great turnout for both shows.” The veterans really appreciated her story. “One of the most enjoyable experiences over the last 13 years of touring Jake’s Gift has been meeting and talking to veterans after the show. Each of them has expressed to me how much they enjoyed the play and that they are really pleased that someone was wanting to tell their story in

Dirk Van Stralen Photo Veteran David Teacher and Julia Mackey share a moment in the venue she performed at, right on Juno Beach during the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Festival last June.

a way that pays tribute to their service and especially to their fall-

en friends, who never got to come home,” she explained.

“We were back in Normandy this past June for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and we had a D-Day veteran, David Teacher, right in the front row when I did the show on June 3 in the exact place the Queen’s Own Rifles landed on D-Day. It was an incredibly moving experience to perform in the exact locale I talk about it in the play,” said Julia. “David is British, but he landed with the Canadians on Juno Beach. He told me that he was very moved by the play and it made him laugh too, which was a great joy to me. Many of the veterans we’ve met have told us the play brings back some good memories as well as some more difficult ones.” Continued on page 30


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Participate in the City of Camrose

“Great Fire Escape” Home Fire Drill Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:00 to 6:30 pm

Camrose Fire Department is encouraging Camrose families to develop a fire escape plan for their home and to take part in a city-wide fire drill. Firefighters will be patrolling the city during that time to hand out prizes for participants!

Camrose Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small, but important, actions they can take to keep themselves, and those around them, safe. In Canada, most fire deaths occur in the home, where people believe they are most safe. Canadian fire departments respond to roughly 25,600 structure fires per year. In 2015, structure fires caused more than 1,400 injuries and almost 200 deaths.* “These numbers show that home fires continue to pose a significant threat to safety,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. While NFPA and the Camrose Fire Department are focusing on home fires, these messages apply to virtually any location. “Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go,” said Jeff Knopf, Fire and Life Safety educator for the Camrose Fire Department. “No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.” The Camrose Fire Department is hosting a series of events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” including: October 8th 6pm- 8pm – Fire Hall Open House & Firefighter Meet & Greet, featuring side-by-side live fire demonstration at 6:30pm. Join us for hot dogs and beverages!

Call the Camrose Fire Department for more information –

780-672-2906.

October 9th 6:00-6:30pm – Great Fire Escape Home Fire Drill. All residents are encouraged to participate in the city wide fire drill. Firefighters will be driving through the city of Camrose and giving out prizes to participating families. Be at your meeting spot to participate.

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As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, Camrose Fire Department reminds residents:

Not Every Hero Wears a Cape.

Plan and Practice ™ Your Escape! How to make a

Home Fire Escape Plan FIRE PREVENTION WEEK™

Visit Sparky.org for more activities!

NFPA® — The Official Sponsor of Fire Prevention Week Since 1922

Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows. Visit each room. Find two ways out. All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside. Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working.

Live Fire Demonstration

Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet at the meeting place. Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street. Talk about your plan with everyone in your home. Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department. Practice your home fire drill!

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Camrose celebrates arts and culture

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster City of Camrose Recreation Program coordinator Rachel Gulley, left, and art director Jane Cherry-Lemire hang one of the many Tree Hugger art pieces that can be seen and appreciated on trees in the Downtown core.

Murray Green, Camrose Booster TerZettto authors and performers Étienne Audet, Dominique Grenier and Marie-Michèle Pharand made people laugh at the Lougheed Centre.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Above: As part of Alberta Culture Days, children attending the Camrose and District Railway Station Museum were encouraged to decorate a pair of shoes to represent their own family culture. Right: Railway Station Museum summer employee Leah Marshall looks back to the past at one of the many In Their Footsteps exhibits, extended for Culture Days.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose was one of five municipalities chosen to be a Celebration Site for Alberta Culture Days held Sept. 27 to 29. Top photo: Presenting congratulations on behalf of Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely was Lacombe/ Ponoka MLA Ronald Orr, left, with City of Camrose Mayor Norm Mayer, right, to City Art director Jane Cherry-Lemire. Photo to right: From left, Mayor Norm Mayer, Jane CherryLemire, City of Camrose councillor Kevin Hycha and MLA Lacombe/Ponoka Ron Orr paint one of the Tree Huggers.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster City of Camrose Recreation Program coordinator Rachel Gulley, left, and art director Jane Cherry-Lemire painstakingly painted the giant mandala outside the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre on Sunday, Sept. 29 during Alberta Culture Days.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Tree Hugger art adorns many trees in the Downtown core for everyone to enjoy year round.


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Lagace restores a Wrangler model truck By Murray Green

When Chuck Lagace revived his 1987 Chevrolet Wrangler truck, it brought back a lot of fond memories. “I bought it used, but it only had 6,000 km on it. My daughter and I went up to Leduc, and she said if you don’t buy it, I will. She was 16 at the time and had no money,” explained Chuck. “It has been in the family, going on for 32 years. The last 20 years it has been used mostly as the truck at our cabin. It was used as a fishing, dump, get firewood, run errands truck. Over the years I let it go a bit.” The Wrangler was a truck package that featured striping, a 4 by 4 and V8 engine. The Wrangler edition was a Canadian-exclusive vehicle. It was similar in concept to the Chevy Bonanza/GMC Royal Sierra packages that appeared in the US market. His youngest granddaughter, Rylee, affectionately called the truck “Black Bart” because of it’s colour and mysterious good looks. “She decided that papa should fix up the truck because she learned to drive on it four or five years ago. So, last year I did the body work and

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Chuck Lagace, of Camrose, restored the 1987 Chevrolet Wrangler truck he used at his cabin to pass along to his granddaughter. Wrangler editions were only sold in Canada.

little by little brought it back to the original state,” explained Chuck. “It is going to be Rylee’s truck down the road, because she loves animals, horses and old trucks. And, I guess I do too.”

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The Wrangler models were unavailable on nonWrangler Canadian (and US) pickups, including special exterior decal and paint schemes. Wrangler packages (A, B, C and D) offered four versions for 1987 pickups. Package A included a discount on interior trim, Wrangler nameplates on the front fenders and instrument panel, Wrangler hood ornament, bright wheel opening moldings, color-keyed headliner and a choice of two paint treatments. It included a Wrangler exclusive colour coordinated five-stripe upper body side decal. This decal ran the length of the vehicle, and included a stylized W on the rear of the bed. Wrangler package B included classic trim (offering a choice of standard carpeting, or a Wrangler-exclusive combination of this trim with a rubber floor mat), sliding rear window, rally wheels or wheel covers, stainless steel below-eyeline mirrors and a leather wrapped steering wheel. Wrangler package C was offered only in combination with either A or B for pickups. It had equipment necessary for maximum GVWR of 6,100 lbs, including four speed manual transmission with or without overdrive; or a three speed or four speed overdrive automatic transmission, heavy duty power brakes, extra-capacity rear springs, radial tires, heavy duty shock absorbers, heavy duty battery and front stabilizer bar. Wrangler Package D was also offered with either packages A or B and could also be ordered with or without package C.

The truck has an automatic transmission with a 305 fuel injection motor. “It is a good motor that pulled a horse trailer with two horses in it. Maybe it could have had a little more power, but it always got the job done.” The truck was used to complete a variety of tasks. “It has been a good truck over the years, but they do rust over time. I get a lot of comments on it. It is a special edition and the Wrangler package included an orange strip on the sides. I’m trying to get a new dash for it because it is cracked,” said Chuck. “All of the metal in the truck is new except for the hood and tailgate. The bumpers and wheels are original. It’s not a bad looking old truck. It’s been a good truck in regards to the mechanical parts. I haven’t had a whole lot of trouble with it. The truck has 240,000 on it, which sounds like a lot, but considering the age of the truck that is not too bad,” added Chuck. “I built a storage shed at our cabin, so it will be

out of the elements for once in it’s life. From now on I will be a little easier on the truck as far as where I take it. I won’t be going through four feet of snow with chains on it. The truck will be more of a pet now. I will hang onto the truck for a few more years and then

pass it on to Rylee. She is 20 years old now.” Chuck plans on painting the grille, putting on new rubber and fixing the dash before turning the truck over to a new owner. I want to keep it running. It looked good the day I bought it and it still looks good.”

Car or Truck Memorabilia? Perhaps you own vintage automotive repair or diagnostic tools. Tell us what you have. Or perhaps you have terrific memories or tales from being in the trade. Allow us to share your stories. Contact Murray Green, News Reporter Phone 780.672.3142 Email murrayg@camrosebooster.com


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Business Excellence nominees By Lori Larsen

The nominees are in for this year’s 2019 Camrose and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence awards. In the 2019 Community Spirit Award, the nominees are: About Time Productions, Camrose Open Door Association and Centra Cam Vocational Training Association. In the 2019 Customer Service Award category, the nominees are: Sheila Dejesus (Home Hardware), Rebecca Fisher-Marks (ATB Financial), Chelsey Hollman (Home Hardware), Jamie Hutchison (Voodoo Film & Tint), Beth Kushnerik (Grant Thornton LLP), Dan Macpherson (Camrose Resort Casino), Dave Mullins (The Video Store), Alina Oquendo (Anytime Fitness), Gordon Pasiuk (OleO’s Ice Cream Castle), Karen Szott (ATB Financial), Jenn Stone (The Auto Shoppe) and Jodie Lewis (The Brick). In the 2019 Home Based Business of the Year Award category, the nominee is Jason Harberg (IT Consulting). In the 2019 Woman in Business Award category, the nominees are: Tania Greenwald (Cute & Classy Cakes), Romonda Kuntz (On Track Kuntz & Co.) and Denise Nadeau (Apparel Plus). In the 2019 Business Excellence/Franchise of the Year Award category, the nominees are: Canalta Hotel and Wild Rose Cooperative Association. In the 2019 Young Entrepreneur Award category, the nominee is Josh Nigh (The Escape Squad). In the 2019 Ambassador of the Year Award category, the posthumous nominee is Paul Pedersen. In the 2019 Small Business of the Year Award category, the nominees are: Battle River Recreation Repair, Camrose Energy, D & D Vehicle Sales, Havanatan Body Bronzing Studio, ICON Safety Consulting, Interiors on Main, Pan Flame, Quantum Comics & Collectibles and Rose City Tire. The 35th annual Business Excellence Awards will be presented during the gala to be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Camrose Resort Casino. For more information, contact the Camrose and District Chamber of Commerce office located 5402-48 Avenue (Bill Fowler Centre) or telephone 780-672-4217.

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The Battle River Community Foundation awarded a grant to fund scholarships at Ecole Camrose Composite High School. The scholarships are from the Ross Huebner Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Erik and Gunvor Mygind Fund and the Al and Ann Schloss Fund, all of which support scholarships to graduating students at ECCHS. The Battle River Community Foundation exists to support projects, pro-

grams and awards such as these 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 $6,467,000 to support programs and facilities operated by organizations like the Battle River School Division. To learn more about scholarships at ECCHS, contact the school office at 780-672-4416. To learn more about the BRCF contact Dana Andreassen, executive director, at 780-679-0449.

Submitted Battle River Community Foundation past chair David Ofrim, left presents the awards totalling $2,300 to Dorothea Niehoff.


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Keeping mental health in check By Lori Larsen

Canadians are being asked to get loud about mental health and let their voices be heard, specifically during Mental Health Week from Oct. 6 until 12. “The most important message the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) delivers is that mental health, unlike mental illness, is something we all have and is every person’s issue,” commented registered provisional psychologist and Open Door executive director Jessica Hutton. “The first Mental Health Week was spawned in 1951 by CMHA. This year marks the 68th year of dedicating a week focused on reducing the stigma of mental illness and promoting good mental health.” It is proven that good mental health plays a significant role in people leading a full and meaningful life and research indicates there are six common features of good mental health that include: a sense of self, a sense of purpose, of belonging, contribution, enjoyment and resilience. There is all too often a stigma attached to the term mental illness; however, knowledge and understanding has proven over time to help reduce the stigma and while there is still a ways to go, society is becoming more aware of the serious role mental health plays in all of our lives. “According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one of five Canadians lives with mental health problems, mental illnesses or addiction,” said Hutton. “Five out of five Canadians have mental health. “Camrose Open Door Association offers unique programs and supports to youth throughout the East Central Region of Alberta, as a way to connect with every youth to support their mental health. Connection is a significant piece in supporting all of our mental health. In a world where technology is rapidly outpacing human connection, it is no wonder society is having a hard time adjusting! Learning balance, how to access supports, how to connect, and how to name and respond to the emotions we feel as humans, is imperative for our mental health”

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Hutton went on to explain the mission of the Open Door. “The Open Door comes in contact with thousands of youth in a year. It is our mission that our next generations are given the opportunity to thrive, by providing them the supports they need. Our programming specifically responds to youth needs. Our Community Helpers program provides training for learning to be a helper within the community and is open to anyone, of any age. Our outreach program provides connection 24/7 for youth, whatever they might need. Our housing program provides a safe place for youth when they may need it.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Erna Adam of Camrose asked friends and family to bring food items instead of presents on her 80th birthday on Sept. 24. About 140 people attended her birthday at the Norsemen Inn and brought food and cash donations, which she donated to Neighbor Aid Center executive director Jo-Anne Tweed. The Open Door and Camrose Women’s Shelter also received some food items. Submitted Camrose Police Service (CPS) members were among the 300 plus law enforcement members that attended the 21st annual Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. Pictured left to right are CPS Constable Adam Belanger, Staff Sergeant Rene Brisson, Chief Dean LaGrange, covert officer, Constable Shawn Lofgren and Chaplain Brian Krushel. By Lori Larsen

On Sept. 29, approximately 300 members of law enforcement and justice agencies from across the province joined in a somber tribute to police and peace officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting the well being of others. Gathering on the legislature grounds in Edmonton, the police and peace officers paid their respects during a the 21st annual Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, befitting the honour the fallen officers deserve. Attending the ceremony were six

Camrose Police Service members, including Chief of Police Dean LaGrange, four other sworn officers and CPS Chaplain Brian Krushel. “Knowing some of the fallen officers personally, seeing the impact on their families, drives home the importance of recognizing their sacrifice and ensuring their memory is never forgotten,” remarked LaGrange. The list of officers who died protecting the public since 1876 in Alberta contains 100 names.

Offices on the move

By Lori Larsen

With the recent decision by City council to tear down the old Drill Hall portion of the Community Centre, organizations leasing office space there are in the midst of finding new locations. The Girls and Boys Club will now be located at the Camrose Recreation Centre, Meeting Rooms 2 and 3. The new mailing address is Camrose Boys and Girls Club, Suite 1, 4512-53 Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 4E3 care

of Rees James, executive director, telephone 780672-8004 (office) or 780608 5166 (cellular). Email can be directed to camroseboysandgirlsclub.ca. Camrose and District Support Services office will be closed on Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 4 to accommodate the move to their new office, which will be located at 4821-51 Street, where the former Walk-In Smith Clinic was located, directly beside Gateway Centre (Open Door office).


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By Murray Green

The key to getting healthy after surgeries is to maintain a regular exercise routine. When your willpower is not enough, personalized coaching encourages knee replacement patients to increase activity levels. Judy Stauffer is not about to slow down at age 72. She has several reasons to keep active: a new knee, the Fitbit her physical therapist gave her and the encouragement of her grandchildren. “You don’t cheat on your Fitbit,” she said laughing. Judy is part of a study looking into the effects of helping knee replacement patients stay active before and after surgery. The Coaching for Older Adults for Community Health (COACH) program sees participants connect with a physical therapist every week via phone to discuss challenges, successes and set goals. Judy, who lives near Rimbey, is thankful for the advice and the motivation. Her other sources of inspi-

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ration, including her Fitbit, also keep her moving. “And the funny part was the grandchildren and friends would say ‘Oh, how many steps are you at now? What are you doing? Do you want to go out?’ And the kids would say ‘Let’s go for a walk’ and they’d want to write down how many steps we went on our walk,” said Judy. “Suddenly I had quite a number of coaches.” Staying active is a challenge for many patients who received either hip or knee replacements. But it can be even more difficult for those living in rural areas, says University of Alberta researcher and professor Allyson Jones. That’s why the study, funded by a grant from the Covenant Health Network for Excellence in Seniors’ Health and Wellness (NESHW), kept a rural focus. “We’re in a unique situation in the western provinces because we have these large centres, but a large rural component that is underserved with rehabilitation professionals.” After Judy’s surgery

at Covenant Health St. Mary’s Hospital Camrose, she went to follow-up appointments at the nearby Camrose Musculoskeletal Clinic where study participants were identified and connected with a physical therapist who was from either Camrose or Edmonton. The patient and physical therapist connect through phone calls every week for 12 weeks, setting activity goals and tracking progress. Patients receive a Fitbit, set goals and track progress on a shared dashboard. “The coaching is personalized,” said Allyson. “So it isn’t saying, ‘Here are some ideas to keep active.’ It’s helping the person to problem solve so that they can do activities that are important to them.” The timing is important, too. Research shows joint replacement patients see the greatest improvement in pain relief and functional recovery in the first three to six months after surgery, added Allyson. Following surgery, joint

replacement patients have scheduled appointments at two weeks, six weeks, three months and one year at the clinic with their surgeon and care team. The COACH program aims to bridge the gap between the three-month and oneyear time span and help patients make the most of their recovery. “Some people are returning to work and some of our patients are still working full time. The average return to work is three months post-op,” said physical therapist Rose Powar, Judy’s coach. “They’re going back to work, they’re trying to juggle full-time jobs and have purposeful activity and exercise outside of work, so it’s a great time to catch certain things that would otherwise be missed.” Finding fun ways to get and stay active can be a challenge in rural areas where there are fewer fitness options and less access to facilities. Creative solutions include finding spaces, such as community halls, that welcome people

to walk indoors during the winter months or participating in free local Primary Care Network fitness classes and programs that may be offered. In Judy’s case, a friend approached a local hotel and asked if they could rent their small pool for an aquasize class. “This was kind of unheard of, but they went for it,” said Rose. “And it’s been tremendously popular.” Judy believes personalized coaching made a difference for her. Her goal-setting and weekly calls with Rose encouraged her to take daily walks, increase attendance at aquasize classes and return to one of her favourite activities, cross-country skiing. “I found it very effective. I had forgotten how much less I was doing in the last three years before the surgery. When I started with Rose as a coach and we set goals together, that was really motivating. I would say I was doing more than I had even four years ago.” Continued on page 30


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Jake’s Gift returns Continued from page 19

People put themselves in Jake’s position. “When we meet younger veterans who were in campaigns after the Second World War, they see themselves as Jake down the road, and so even though the play is about the Second World War veteran’s return to Normandy, it seems to connect to veterans of all ages, which makes me very happy.” There are two new banners added to the set. Because the shows are on Saturday, both are public performances. “We recommend the show for Grade 5 and up. Certainly a lot of people, especially seniors, prefer matinees so they don’t have to travel at night, but Jake’s Gift is a one-act play that runs 65 minutes with no intermission, so if you choose matinee or evening, it’s still an early night.” Julia seamlessly moves from one character to another on stage. “I perform solo using four different characters. It is about a Canadian veteran who travels back to Normandy to find his brother’s grave. He doesn’t like to talk about the war and it is a hard decision to go back,” shared Julia. The local army and air cadets are encouraged to be part of the audience as well as local veterans. “We will be selling Jake’s Gift Button Packages after the show once again and 100 per cent of the profit will be donated to the Camrose Legion.”

Moose rut season

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Motorists are advised to be mindful of bull moose frequenting the area looking for mates during rut season.

Ann Dowhaniuk (nee: Jones) May 3, 1964 ~ September 28, 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ann. She was granted her angel wings on September 28, 2019 at the age of 55. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom Ann had touched in some way throughout her memorable life. She was the youngest child of Lindsay and Ruth Jones, born May 3, 1964 in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan. She attended Spruce Lake Elementary School and graduated grade twelve from St. Walburg High School in 1982. After graduating, she attended Marvel Beauty School in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She started working for AGT in Vegreville, Alberta in 1984, transferring to Camrose, Alberta, and retiring in 2003. She then worked for Hauck Hearing Centre and retired from there in 2012. Ann was blessed with three handsome sons: Skylar Dayne, born July 2, 1990, Dylan Brodan, born November 20, 1994 and Kieran Layne, born April 1, 1996. They were the light of her life. She made every holiday, birthday and family occasion as memorable as possible. Christmas and Halloween were her favorite holidays; she decorated the house and yard for everyone’s enjoyment. Ann was predeceased by her father Lindsay Jones in September 2001. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Skylar of Camrose, Dylan of Leduc, and Kieran of Camrose; special friend Manfred Behnke; mother Ruth Jones; close friends Karen, Nicole, Yvonne and Wayne; siblings Sheila (Mitch) Illerbrun of Lloydminster, Linda (Garth) Kirkness of Prince Albert, SK, Patricia (Darryl) Napper of Turtle Lake, SK, Julie (Tony) Borzel of Lashburn, SK, John Jones of Spruce Lake, SK, Susan (Kevin) Senkin of Marshall, SK and Vicki (Wayne) Madden of St. Walburg, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews. At Ann’s request, there will be no public service. A private family service will be held at a later date. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Ann’s memory may be made to the Camrose and Area Animal Shelter Society or to St. Mary’s Hospital – ICU. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

By Lori Larsen

Driving on county roads can pose challenges at the best of times, add to that an increase in wildlife traversing county fields and roadways and less daylight, and the risk of a motor vehicle versus wildlife collision increases. “This time of year, the moose are in rut,” noted Camrose Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch District Officer Lorne Rinkel. “In this area, that is approximately Sept. 24 to around Thanksgiving.” Because of their sheer size, an incident involving a moose and a motor vehicle can have tremendous impact resulting in the moose collapsing into the vehicle causing severe damage to the vehicle, possible injury or worse to occupants of the vehicle and injury to the moose sometimes resulting the euthanasia of the animal. “It is a very dangerous thing, especially this time of year, as bull moose will be wondering and they lose all common sense, they are seen everywhere and any time of the day,” warned Rinkel.“The moose frequently show up in farmyards and may take up residence in shelter belts or around the buildings. “Both male and female moose are probably the most dangerous animals in Alberta, overall. They are very large and have an aggressive nature this time of year, so I strongly advise residents to stay clear of them.” Signs of aggression in a moose include laying back their ears, the hair on the back of their necks bristling up and they may or may not charge. Rinkel said that unlike predatory animals, such as cougars, making noise or making yourself appear larger and threatening does not intimidate moose. To avoid a negative encounter, Rinkel suggested backing up quietly and, when safe to do so, turn and get out of the area as quickly as possible. “Put space between you and the moose.” Rinkel reminds motorists to be extra cautious this time of year. If you have any concerns about wildlife or to report suspected poaching, or serious public land abuse, call the toll-free Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800 or visit alberta.ca/report-poacher. Both the telephone line and webpage can also be used to report any emergencies involving wildlife.

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•  Legal services associated with probate of the will

4918-51 Street, Camrose Phone 780-672-8851

University, St. Mary’s join in health study Continued from page 29

Judy thinks farmers would benefit from this program. Getting back on the tractor after surgery is not adequate exercise. While farmers probably wouldn’t take a pool fitness class and can be reluctant to drive to the city for medical appointments, Judy thinks they’d likely sign up for a weekly phone call.

Allyson and the research team from Camrose and Edmonton are analyzing the study’s results and hope to secure funding for a larger study that involves more Alberta communities. Allyson hopes the COACH program can eventually be implemented at other hip and knee clinics in Alberta. When Judy and Rose

set their initial goals, they had a couple of milestones in mind: a hiking trip and a vacation in France. Judy set, exceeded and increased her daily step goals, while focusing on walking on uneven ground like the farm. When she wanted to get better at going down stairs, she consulted Rose, who shared a video of helpful exercises.


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Serving your community for over 110 years OUR TEAM: Keri Vickers Donell Nycholat Barrie Fenby Bob Hanrahan Bill Schafer Kerry Grettum Alvin Koehli Jim Gillespie Robert Lyslo Barry Burkard Loya Steinwandt Koreen Cyre

In memory of

Macala Jane Kneeland May 31, 1997 – October 13, 2004 A Child of Mine

Cam Parker

“I’ll lend you for a little while A child of mine,” God said For you to love the while   she lives And mourn for when she’s dead. It may be six or seven years, Or forty-two or -three. But will you, till I call her back Take care of her for me? She’ll bring her charms   to gladden you And – should her stay be brief – You’ll have her lovely memories As a solace for your grief. I cannot promise she will stay For all from earth returns, But there are lessons taught  below I want this child to learn. I’ve looked the whole world over In my search for teachers true. And from all beings that   crowd life’s land I have chosen you. Now, will you give her all   your love? Nor think the labor vain? Nor hate me when I come   to take This lent child back again? I fancied that I heard you say “Dear Lord, Thy will be done. For all the joys Thy child   will bring The risk of grief we’ll run. We will shelter her with  tenderness We’ll love her while we may – And for the happiness   we have known Forever grateful stay.

Bart Orr

John Person

Derek Robertson

Colin Yuha

• Burial and Cremation Services • Pre-arranged Funeral Plans

Phone 780.672.2121 4817-51 Avenue, Camrose www.burgarfuneralhome.com Recorded Obituary Line: 780-679-2400 Daysland: 780-374-3535

Harvey Allan Fossen March 23, 1926 ~ September 28, 2019 Harvey Allan Fossen of Camrose, AB, formerly of Cadogan, AB, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Harvey was born on March 23, 1926 in Provost, AB. He lived on the family farm with his parents Peter and Maggie Fossen and five sisters. He attended Cadogan School for grades one through nine and Provost High School for grade ten. After grade ten, Harvey worked on the family farm and at a logging camp for a couple of winters. In 1947, Harvey met Nancy Kalynchuk. They were married in 1950. To this union Cheryl, Lois and Deane were born. In 1957, Harvey bought the farm from his father and moved his family onto the home quarter. In 1975, Harvey and Nancy sold the farm and retired to British Columbia. After nineteen years in BC, they returned to Alberta and settled in Camrose to enjoy their golden years. Harvey is survived by his daughters Cheryl (Terry) Soroka and Lois Blume (Ed Carbonneau); daughter-in-law Theresa Fossen; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Harvey was predeceased by his wife Nancy; son Deane; son-in-law Daryl; both parents; older baby brother Harvey; and sisters Lorene, Shirley, Helen, Joyce and Barbara. Harvey will be sadly missed by all. A Funeral Service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817-51 Avenue, Camrose, with Rev. Jack Schulze officiating. In lieu of flowers, if family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Harvey’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Hospital. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

But should the angels   come for her Much sooner than we planned, We’ll brave the bitter grief   that comes And try – to understand.”

Jessica Ann Scherger Schmidt We are saddened to announce that on September 28, 2019, Jessica Ann Scherger Schmidt of Bruce, AB passed away suddenly at the age of 31 years. Jessica is survived by her parents Yvonne Scherger (Maurice) and Jim Schmidt; Oma Eva (Hank) Kroon; older sisters Trista and Amanda (Wes); nephews and nieces; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Jacob and grandmother Ann Scherger. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Bruce Community Hall, Bruce, AB, with Rev. Adam Hall officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Phone 780-672-2121 “Dedicated service since 1906”

– Author Unknown

– Dad

Memorial Poems

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

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

In loving memory of

Ty Christian Naslund March 31, 1999 ~ October 10, 2014 May the winds of Heaven   blow softly, And whisper in your ear, How much we love   and miss you And wish that you were here. Forever loved, Mom, Dad, Ryan and Devin

Honour your departed friend or relative …with a memorial gift that will do good in their Debbie Orcheski Director name forever. 780-679-0449

Q.

Who can apply for a grant from the Battle River Community Foundation?

A.

Any charitable organization or municipality within the BRCF region can apply for funding by completing a grant application by AUGUST 15. Groups without charitable status may partner with a charity or municipality to apply for a grant. See the map and grant application forms at www.brcf.ca.

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


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The Phone Book that never needs to hit the recycling bin

You know the ritual… Fall arrives and up to three ‘new’ phone books arrive at your doorstep. As usual, you reluctantly send each of the books from the previous year to Centra Cam Recycling Centre. (Many people, according to our research, question the reason that they need a different phone book annually) Our ‘phone directory’ is different. Content changes daily. You can quickly search for any publicly-available residence or business number from Camrose and district. The content changes, seven days per week, in our remarkable, electronic “phone book.” You can place a free buy and sell ad, you can check the weather, get all breaking news and sports stories, read the Booster (or the Country Booster, or Super Booster). Check out who’s having a birthday, even do a crossword puzzle or read a joke. You might even find a new career opportunity. And, much more too! It started as a smarter phone book. Now it’s even better. If you haven’t checked us out lately, do so now! We’ve made a multitude of user-friendly changes.

CAMROSE Put Camrose in your pocket! Powered by The Camrose Booster


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Helpful Tips for Writing Classified Ads Which Get Results! Be Thorough

Sure you want your ad to stand out from the rest, but don’t skimp on the sort of information that sells. The item’s condition, size, age, brand name, and colour are some of the basics readers want to know. Without them, your ad may be overlooked.

Steer Clear of Abbreviations

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

Be Honest

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

State Your Price

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

Be Accessible

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

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

FALL CHICKEN SUPPER – sponsored by Round Hill Ag Society. October 20, 4-7 p.m. at the Round Hill Community Centre. Adults $15; youth 6-12 $7.50; 5 and under FREE. PEROGY SUPPER – Sat., October 12, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Round Hill Community Centre. Adults $15, 6-12 years $6, under 6 FREE. Sponsored by Ukrainian Catholic Parish, Round Hill.

PERSONAL LOST THAT LOVING FEELING? Find it with a personal ad in The Camrose Booster classifieds. Ph. 780-672-3142. DRINKING A PROBLEM? Alcoholics Anonymous, call 780-672-9406 or 780-608-8798.

TO GIVE AWAY BROWN & WHITE PAINT HORSE – Pretty. To give away to the right family. 780608-5260.

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

HELP WANTED Call 780-672-3142 4925-48 Street, Camrose ads@camrosebooster.com

STAYURA WELL SERVICES – is looking for reliable floor hands for flushby units and grippers. Competitive wage and benefits. First aid and H2S needed. Please call Sheldon at 780-678-0626.

ANNOUNCEMENTS THE DR. “MAC” SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND for post-graduate education in nursing is accepting memorials. To donate or for applications and information, please write to AARN Education Trust Fund. 11620-168 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 4A6. UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH PEROGY LUNCHEON – Thursday, Oct. 10th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Phone in orders for take out: 780-6722197. Off sales available. Adults $10; Youth 6-12 $5; 5 & under free. “Little White Church on the Lake.” 5304-48A Ave. LEGION LADIES’ AUXILIARY FALL TEA – Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2 to 4 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Hall. Admission $4. BITTERN LAKE FAMILY HALLOWEEN PARTY – at the Bittern Lake Hall, Nov. 2 starting at 7 p.m. Adults with costume $10, without $15. Children 12 and under free accompanied by an adult. For more info, call Angie at 780-281-0879.

McTAVISH DELIVERIES LTD. Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated 780-672-5242, Camrose THE SHIRT OFF MY BACK TAILORING in Camrose Tues. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thurs. Evening and Sat.: By Appointment Closed: Sun., Mon. and Holidays Please call 780-672-4793 JUNK TO THE DUMP – Free estimates. Garages, Basements, Yards, Light hauling. Tom – 780-678-1847. CLEANING FAIRY – House cleaning available. Friendly, reliable, thorough. Serving Camrose since 2005. Senior rates available. Call The Cleaning Fairy. 780-878-5096. Home Renovations, Repairs, or Complete RemodelS 25 years of experience in all trades. Remodel Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basement Development or Renovate an area. Flooring, Painting, Plumbing, Electrical, Windows & Doors. Renovate or Build New Garages, Fencing, Siding. Maybe you have a small job? No Problem! All work is guaranteed and of the highest quality. Once I start your job I don’t do anyone else’s job until I’ve completed your work. References and Visuals available. You will be completely satisfied! Give me a call, Gary at 780-679-7442 anytime.

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

SERVICES SELF-INKING STAMPS – Every shape, size, and colour. We deliver, right to your office. Camrose Booster Ltd., 4925-48 St., Camrose. Call us at 780-672-3142. DSS CONSTRUCTION Don’t put off those projects any longer! Give me a call and we can plan together. Devin Meakins, Ph. 780-853-1080 J.D.’s SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, SALES & SERVICE – Ph. 780-672-7649. R.J.’S CONSTRUCTION Renovations, bathrooms, additions and repairs. Garages, concrete work. Arborite and tiles. 20 years’ experience in Camrose Call Rob, 780-672-0521

FOR RENT 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 MAIN STREET RETAIL SPACE – Ground floor retail space located in high traffic, southerly area of Main Street, Camrose. Generous 1,664 sq. ft. of prime space at 4868-50 Street. Nicely decorated, air conditioned. $13.53/sq. ft./year, plus share of property taxes, utilities and insurance, boils out to $2,547.31 monthly. Available immediately. Call Blain or Don at 780-672-3142, the fairest, most reasonable people in the business.

SECOND FLOOR OFFICE SPACE ON MAIN STREET CAMROSE – Nice quiet neighbours. 202 sq. ft. reasonably priced at $280.38/mo. all inclusive. Available immediately. Call the fairest and most reasonable people in the business, Blain or Don, at 780-672-3142. Aspen Terrace 4920-66 Street Welcome Home! Our one and two bedroom suites include fridge, stove and full size washer & dryer IN-SUITE. We pay heat, water, and parking. Small dogs and cats welcome. Close to SAVE ON FOODS. Call today for availability 780-672-8681 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. VALLEYVIEW DUPLEX FOR RENT – Three-bedrooms, 2.5 baths, garage, 5 appliances. Newly painted. No smoking, no pets. $1,400/month plus D.D. Now available. 778-874-1763. APARTMENT FOR RENT – 5212-56 Street. 3-bedroom $1050, 1-bedroom $775. DD $600. Water, heat, basic cable included. No pets, no partiers, no smokers. Call Andy 780608-9427 or Andrea 587-322-0732. OFFICES • OFFICES • OFFICES Street level offices in newer building in Downtown Camrose. Building is almost entirely renovated and freshly re-painted. Single offices from $202.33 to $447.80 monthly, including utilities, from 100 to 262 sq. ft. Some offices can be combined to create two- or threeroom suites, all on ground floor. Quiet, considerate neighbours, easy access, lots of parking. Immediate occupancy. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142 days, the best landlords in the business! FURNISHED ONE-BEDROOM SUITE – Basement suite in newer walkout bungalow, all utilities and cable included. 2 separate secure entries, 5 appliances, in-suite laundry. Patio, parking, backing onto paved walking trail. Non-smoking, no pets. $900/mo., DD $900. 780672-3439 or cell 780-781-6558.

2-BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE – Less than 2 years old, located in the Valleyview subdivision. Miles of paved walking trails just footsteps away! High efficiency furnace and on-demand hot water offer wonderful savings on utilities. Private balcony. Upgraded fixtures, cabinetry, flooring. Snow removal, lawn mowing provided. Local owner managed. Seeking long-term, mature, responsible adult tenants, non-smoking, no children or pets. Phone 780679-7090. 2-BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE – Newer building, located close to downtown amenities. High efficiency furnace and on-demand hot water offer wonderful savings on utilities. Private balcony, suitable for BBQ. Upgraded fixtures, cabinetry and flooring. Friendly, clean and quiet neighbourhood. Local owner managed, snow removal and lawn mowing are provided. Seeking mature responsible adult tenants, nonsmoking, no children or pets. October Rent Free! Phone 780679-7090. BEAUTIFUL BRICK 3-BEDROOM – split level to rent in Bawlf. Recently renovated. No smoking. $1275/mo. plus utilities. $1275 DD. 587731-0546. 2-BEDROOM HOUSE – in New Norway. Available Nov. 1. No smoking, no pets. $525/mo., $500 DD. 780-951-1654. 1120 SQ. FT. TOWNHOUSE – 4921-56 Street. Attached single garage. 2+2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, finished basement. Main floor laundry, 6 appliances. One block from Senior Centre. $1200 plus utilities. 780-586-2037, 780-360-1055. BRAND NEW, JUST BUILT – 2 and 3 bedroom 4-plex in Valleyview West. All stainless steel appl. with washer, dryer. $1150-$1250/mo. with water included. No pets, no smoking. Now available. Call or text Lucas at 780-608-5429. EXECUTIVE SUITE – In quiet, well-maintained building, private area of town. 5 appliances. No students, no pets, no children, no smoking/partiers. 780-608-3131. BRAND NEW – Just built, two-bedroom four-plex in Valleyview West. All stainless steel appliances w/washer and dryer. $1150/month, water included. Now available. Call or text Lucas 780-608-5429. TWO-BEDROOM WITH BALCONY – 5 minute walk to downtown. No pets, no smoking. Adult building. 780-621-8495. SHORELINE APARTMENTS – 4828-54 Street. One bedroom with balcony. 5 minute walk to downtown. No pets, no smoking. Adult building. 780621-8495.

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CLASSIFIED ADS (Continued) HOUSEHOLD

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY VISION CREDIT UNION LTD. DAYSLAND, AB

FOR SALE – lift chair, blue, like new; couch; teak wood table, 4 chairs, like new; adult walker; other sundry items. Call 780-672-4278, 4-8 p.m.

MEMBER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE The Position: The Member Service Representative provides customer service in the form of processing member requests for routine over-the-counter services, as well as directing members to the appropriate position in the branch to receive other services that Vision Credit Union Ltd. provides. Member Service Representatives understand his/her role providing exceptional quality, positive, and friendly experiences to all members as well as consistent accuracy.

CHINA CABINET – $50, filing cabinet $25, queen size bedroom suite $200, lady’s golf clubs $25, wall clock $25, two pictures $10. 780-672-3744.

This is a part-time permanent position.

MACHINERY

For complete job posting details, please visit our website www.visioncu.ca/personal/aboutus/careers

SWATHER NO LONGER ‘CUTTING THE MUSTARD?’ Call The Camrose Booster Classifieds, 780-672-3142. J.D. 630 RIDGED COMBINE HEADER – 30’ Single point hookup. Full finger auger fore + aft. Excellent condition. 780-877-2339, 780-877-2326.

REAL ESTATE 1490 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW – 3 bedrooms + 2 bedrooms in basement. Backs onto wooded area next to golf course, 650650A Avenue, Camrose. $319,500. 780-608-6898.

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. QUALITY SEASONED FIREWOOD Offering Birch, Tamarack, Spruce, Pine, Poplar Delivery available Call or text 1-780-361-7500

HOW HIRING Full-time

Servers & Bartenders

STOCK UP FOR WINTER – New puzzles added. 1000, 750, 500 pieces. 50¢ each. 780672-2988.

GARAGE SALES 3803-62 STREET – October 11 and 12. Various items, household, garden, yard, books, sewing machine, fabric, brand new Baby Lock serger (self-threading), brand new snowblower, 1989 van, 2008 Chev HHR.

Compensation: • Hourly range $18.00 to $23.00. • Comprehensive benefits package. CLOSING: October 28, 2019. SUBMIT RESUMÉ AND COVER LETTER TO: Jennifer Hormann, Manager of Accounting and Human Resources Vision Credit Union Ltd. – Corporate Office 5007-51 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1S6 Fax 780-679-0569 jobs@visioncu.ca Only those individuals invited for an interview will be contacted.

Apply in person

#445, 6805-48 Avenue, Camrose DADS – LOOKING FOR A CAR WITHOUT A BACK SEAT? Count on our classifieds. We match up buyers and sellers. Phone the Camrose Booster, 780-672-3142.

2011 CADILLAC ESV PLATINUM – All options that you would expect in an automobile in this class, plus a few exceptional ones, like heated and cooled cup holders and DVD screens in centre headrests. Only 165,000 km on big 5.0 L engine. Has trailer towing package, but it’s never been used. Asking $24,900. No GST or documentation fee. Phone 780679-7070.

Battle River School Division

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT For Division Office in Camrose

2008 LEXUS IS250 – AWD, red, leather heated seats. New tires, 4 extra custom wheels with winter tires. 95,200 km. 780608-9048. 8 FT. TRUCK CAP – 3 sliding windows. $325. 780-608-1783, 587-322-0755.

The Person: • Member Service Experience preferred. • Excellent communication and member service skills are essential for success in this role. In addition, excellent ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times. • Attention to technical detail and proven ability to work effectively in a time sensitive and team environment is necessary for this position. • Cooperative or Credit Union industry experience is a benefit.

This position will be primarily responsible for records management, as well as providing general office support for multiple departments. A Criminal Records Check including Vulnerable Sector is necessary for this role. For further details on the position and information on how to apply please visit brsd.ab.ca/careers. Deadline for application is Wednesday, October 16. Only online applications will be accepted. For information contact Shannon Melin, Director of Human Resources at smelin@brsd.ab.ca

AUTO FOR SALE – 2009 Jeep Patriot 4x4 4DR Limited. 196,000 km. AM/FM, CD, Air, tilt, cruise, PS, PW, PM, sunroof, command start, heated seats. New battery Feb. 2019. New alternator May 2019. Needs tires. $4000 o.b.o.; 2006 Dodge 3500 Mega Cab 4x4. 255,000 km, 5.6L Cummins Diesel engine. AM/FM, CD, air, PS, PW, PM, Bench Seat w/centre console. Metal side tool box. $17,000 o.b.o. 403-861-7293, 780-6727832.

LOOK WHAT $15,000 WILL BUY! 2012 FORD EXPEDITION MAX – 5.4 L V8, auto, 4x4, tow package (has not been used for towing), dealership serviced, 3rd row seating folds for large cargo area, leather, keyless entry, back-up camera and full power equipped. Great rubber, new windshield. 260 k, on pavement. Drive anywhere in confidence. Company owned and maintained. $13,900. Phone 780-679-7070.

DECORATION DAY

Submitted Camrose Elks Lodge members, left to right, Dennis Meadahl, Jim Vrolson, Larry Cole, Larry Babiuk, Ken Rispler and exalted ruler Gerry Czapp honoured past members and war veterans on decoration day on Aug. 18. A true Elk never forgets.


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Kodiaks pick up two points By Murray Green

Camrose Kodiaks were forced to play two overtime games in the Alberta Junior Hockey League Showcase, on Sept. 27 and 28. The Kodiaks built up a 3-2 lead after the opening period against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons, but the northerners fought back to win 5-4 in the shoot out. Griffen Fraser, Callum Gau and Cody Laskosky bent the twine in the first.

Laskosky added his second of the contest in the middle frame between Fort McMurray goals. After no scoring from either team in the third and overtime periods, a shootout determined which club received the extra point. Goalie Cole Tisdale stopped 46 of 50 shots he faced in the contest. Camrose fired 33 shots at the Oil Barons’ cage. The Bonnyville Pontiacs edged the Kodiaks 3-2

in overtime. Erik Miller notched both tallies for Camrose, one in each of the first two periods. Goalie Griffin Bowerman turned away 30 of 33 shots directed his way. Camrose plays three straight home games in the Encana Arena beginning at 7 p.m. On Oct. 11, the Lloydminster Bobcats provide the opposition, Okotoks are here on Oct. 12 and Brooks is back on Oct. 19.

INVITATION TO TENDER FARMLAND CAMROSE AREA Wild Rose Co-operative Association Ltd. hereby offers the following land for sale by tender, subject to the existing reservations on title: MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 19 TOWNSHIP 46 SECTION 33 QUARTER SOUTH EAST EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS (containing 159.88 titled acres) Subject to Board Approval, the right of the existing tenant to complete harvest of 2019 crop, and Restrictive Covenant prohibiting the retail of agri-business products from the lands. Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “CO-OP TENDER”, to James H. Andreassen at Andreassen Borth, Barristers and Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1S1, on or before 12:00 noon on October 15, 2019, and shall be accompanied by a cheque for $5,000.00 and GST number. Tenders will not be opened in public. The highest, or any, tender not necessarily accepted. Unsuccessful tenderers will be notified by mail, and their cheques returned. Successful tenderers shall be obligated to complete the purchase on or before December 15, 2019, and their cheque shall constitute a deposit towards the purchase price. For further information, or to view the property, please contact Carol or Hal at 780-672-3107.

NOTICE

SENIORS ADVOCATE

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Alberta Seniors Advocate Dr. Kwong See was in Camrose to update the community on issues from the past three years and to gather input towards future directions. She spoke in the Rosehaven Auditorium at the Heritage Building.

AS DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF 2019 PROPERTY TAXES WAS JULY 31, 2019 A 10% PENALTY WILL BE ADDED NOVEMBER 1, 2019 TO ALL OUTSTANDING CURRENT TAXES PAYMENT CAN BE MADE ONLINE OR AT THE COUNTY OFFICE 3755-43 AVENUE, CAMROSE, ALBERTA AND MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 31, 2019 A Drop-Box is Available for After Hours and Weekend Payments, Please Do Not Leave Cash in Mailbox. Payment can also be made at any financial institution. Please phone ahead (780-672-4446) if an appointment with the Assessor is required. Camrose County offers a Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment Plan for the payment of taxes. Application forms are available at the County office or on the Camrose County website: www.county.camrose.ab.ca. For further information, please call the County office at 780-672-4446. Paul King, County Administrator, Camrose County

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Downtown Camrose ~ 4912-50 Street Considered one of the best locations on Main Street 2350 sq. ft. (no basement) with a back storage room and office Newer wood vinyl plank flooring Air conditioning Very well maintained property Contact Daryl for further information 780-608-3288

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If you do not receive your copy of The Booster or pre-printed inserts, please report this to us by calling 780-672-3142. We will promptly re-deliver these to city households. Note that we do not have access to certain apartment buildings. In these cases, we ask you to contact your apartment manager to request delivery. Rural readers are asked to report missed deliveries and we will consult with your postmaster to ensure future deliveries. Thank you for being a loyal reader of… 780-672-3142 ads@camrosebooster.com 4925-48 St., Camrose AB T4V 1L7


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BYLAW 1454 Under the authority of the Municipal Government Act, Section 675, Council of Camrose County intends to pass Bylaw 1454 for the purpose of closing a municipal reserve described as follows: All that portion Lot R, Plan 772-2534 (Pt NE 6-46-20-W4) containing 0.52 acres more or less. These lands are currently rented by the adjacent landowner by way of a signed License of Occupation. If the closure is approved, the lands will be purchased by the landowner and consolidated with the adjacent parcel Lot A, Plan 772-2534 (NE 6-46-20-W4). As per Section 70(1)(a) of the MGA, this property is listed for $3,000 with the condition to consolidate it with the adjacent lands if the Reserve Closure is approved. Anyone affected by the closure of this road allowance may make written submissions before 12:00 noon, October 15, 2019. The Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 10:00 am in the County Council Chambers, 3755-43 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 3S8. Written submissions will be heard first. Oral submissions will be heard as time permits. Copies of the proposed bylaw are available at the County Office during office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm and on the County’s webpage: www. county.camrose. ab.ca.

FARMLAND FOR SALE BY TENDER The owners hereby offer the following parcel of land located in Camrose County, for sale by tender, subject to the existing reservations on title: MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 18 TOWNSHIP 47 SECTION 1 QUARTER NORTH EAST CONTAINING 64.7 HECTARES (160 ACRES) MORE OR LESS EXCEPTING THEREOUT:

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A) PLAN 1920728 SUBDIVISION

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EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AND THE RIGHT TO WORK THE SAME The land is located approximately 20 km east of Camrose. There are approximately 120 cultivated acres. The land is leased for the 2019 crop year. The lessee will have until May 10, 2020 to remove any crops. There are no buildings or bins on the property. There are no surface leases on the property. Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “Lainey Tender” to Scott Farnham at Farnham West Stolee Kambeitz LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, 5016-52 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1V7, on or before 12:00 noon, November 4, 2019, and shall be accompanied with GST number and a cheque payable to Farnham West Stolee Kambeitz LLP in trust for 5% of the tender price.

TENDER FOR SALE OF USED VEHICLES Flagstaff County invites tenders for the sale of the following used vehicles: 1. 2010 Dodge Ram 1500, 4x4, quad cab, short box – Approx. 337,820 km. 2. 2007 Chevrolet 1500, 4x4, ext. cab, short box – Toolbox not included – Approx. 318,334 km. 3. 2005 Dodge 1500, 4x4, quad cab, short box – Approx. 193,431 km. 4. 2001 Chevrolet 2500HD, 4x4, reg. cab, long box – Approx. 248,479 km. 5. 2004 Chevrolet 1 ton, 4x4, reg. cab, dually, long box with aluminum deck – Approx. 124,737 km. 6. 2014 Polaris 800 ATV – Comes with winch, 25-gallon sprayer – Approx. 33.6 hr. • These vehicles can be viewed on our website at www.flagstaff.ab.ca or at the County Shop in Sedgewick and will be sold on an “as is basis”. Kilometres/Hours of equipment may vary slightly at time of sale. • Bids must be submitted on a tender form. Download a tender form from our website at www.flagstaff.ab.ca or contact our Administration Office at 780-384-4123 to receive a tender form. • Please send bids in a sealed envelope marked “USED VEHICLES” to Flagstaff County Administration Office, Box 358, 12435 Twp Rd 442, Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0. • Closing date for bidding on items is Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. MST. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. For further information, please contact: Kevin Kinzer, Shop Supervisor, at 780-390-0312.

Battle River School Division

Tender for Snow Removal Battle River School Division is accepting tenders to perform snow shovelling services at all entrances and exits at the Camrose Composite High School, in Camrose, AB. Snow Shovelling is required for the 2019-2020 season. Bidders are responsible to examine the site(s) before submitting a lump sum price, per occurrence tender to satisfy themselves as to the nature and location of the work to be performed. The Contractor is responsible for all permits, licenses, $5 million dollar liability insurance, WCB clearance letter, equipment and other fees to carry out the services specified. Sealed tenders fully executed, dated, endorsed and marked “BRSD Snow Removal CCHS” will be received by: Battle River School Division 4724-41 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 0Z6 On or before October 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Please contact Jennifer Hauck for scope of work document: 780-672-6131 ext. 5258 OR jhauck@brsd.ab.ca For all other inquiries contact Kevin Dietz at: 780-672-6131 ext. 5413 OR kdietz@brsd.ab.ca The lowest or any proposal will not necessarily be accepted.

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 deposits of all unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them by mail. The successful tenderer shall be obligated to complete the purchase on or before December 11, 2019. The 5% deposit shall constitute a deposit towards the purchase price. Taxes will be adjusted on closing date. There will be no other adjustments. For further information, or to view the property, please contact Kim Lainey or Gerard Lainey at 780-373-2381.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of the late RUTH HASIUK of Camrose, Alberta, who died on August 25, 2019. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by November 7, 2019, and provide details of your claim with STEPHEN KAMBEITZ of Farnham West Stolee Kambeitz LLP, Barristers and Solicitors at 5016-52 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1V7. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR GRAVEL HAULING Camrose County invites applications from Gravel Hauling Contractors for the County’s 2020 Winter Gravel Haul. The Gravel Haul consists of winter gravel hauling from November 2019 to March 2020 in order to complete the County Road Gravelling Program. The 2020 Winter Gravel Haul Agreements may be obtained for $25.00 per copy from the Camrose County Public Works Office, located at 3755-43 Avenue, Camrose. The deadline for applications is 10:00 am, October 21, 2019. Please contact Mark McNary, Gravel & Drainage Superintendent at 780-672-4449 for further information.

Vikings to host cross country run By Murray Green

The Augustana Vikings will be hosting the fifth grand prix cross-country running series on Oct. 12 at the Stoney Creek Centre. In Calgary, Michio Green of the Vikings won the Sept. 28 meet with a time of 28:11 over eight kilometres. Nathanael Tabert came in ninth, Benjamin Osorio came in 16th, Ben Nawrot was 20th, Noah Day finished 21st, Dawson Fenrich was 24th to place fourth in the men’s team event. Reese Bendiksen led the women’s team with a time of 25:19 and fourth in the college race. Augustana’s Catherine Alcorn was 12th, Anne Mirejovsky came in 16th and Sarah Hicks was 27th to give Augustana third in the best three runners category. Provincials will be on Oct. 26 hosted by SAIT in Calgary. Soccer

The Augustana women’s soccer team won two games on Sept. 28 and 29 to move into playoff contention in the ACAC. The Vikings blanked Ambrose 4-0 and they also edged Red Deer 3-2 to move into third place in the southern division. Kara Strange led the Vikings with two goals, while Kelsey Tollefson and Hannah Boyce added single markers against the Lions. Goalie Kiera Sunderland recorded the shut out with four saves. Strange again scored twice to pace the Viking’s attack against the Kings. Anna Goulard netted the game winner.

BIRTHS To Alex Mantai

and Brayden Erickson, of Camrose, a son on September 22. To Richelle and Taylor Rose, of Sedgewick, a son, on September 24.

DEATHS Jessica Ann Scherger

Schmidt of Bruce, on September 28, at 31 years of age. Harvey Allan Fossen of Camrose, formerly of Cadogan, on September 28, at 93 years of age. Ann Cecile Dowhaniuk of Camrose, on September 28, at 55 years of age. Dennis McDougall of Strome, on September 29, at 75 years of age. Alois Jacob Staldeker of Rosalind, on September 29, at 87 years of age. Catherine Martha Ames (nee Lizotte) of Camrose, formerly of New Norway, on October 1, at 76 years of age. Frederick “George” Cooper of Caroline, formerly of Pigeon Lake, on October 1, at 73 years of age. Gerhard “George” Wall of Tofield, on October 2, at 96 years of age.


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WELL ESTABLISHED KIDS’ CLOTHING AND MATERNITY BOUTIQUE! … Charming bus. in heart of downtown Camrose. Bright, open floor plan. You’ll love the trendy product lines, impeccable attention to detail. With room to grow, owners willing to stay and help w/transition! Ask $177,000 CA0153778 INDUSTRIAL LAND ZONED M2 … located in heart of pipe industry industrial area of City of Camrose. Off-site levies 54 Avenue have been paid. Two parcels available. 10.53 acres at $475,000 and 7.84 acres at $350,000. Great opportunity, lots of potential. Call now! CA0161808, CA0161811 EXC. 5.8 ACRE PARCEL … Thinking of expanding or looking to start a business while prices are lower? Here’s your opportunity to seize a chunk of real estate! Property is serviced w/water, gas, power. Located just off Hwys 21, 13 junction. Close proximity to Camrose, Nisku, Red Deer. Land only. Asking $399,900 CA0179914 EXC. MIXED USE PROPERTY, ZONED M1 … Central location, 3780 sq. ft. bldg., lge. front office area, 2 sep. bays. Easy customer access, parking. 100’x170’ lot, fenced compound. Exc. place for your bus., lease what you don’t need! Now only $349,000 CA0152398 EXC. COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY! … Exc. multiuse property, 3600 sq. ft. bldg. on 1.67 acres, Ervick Junction, Hwy 13 and Hwy 21. Zoned RCI, Rural Commercial and Industrial. Awesome htg. combo w/in-floor and OH radiant. 14’x16’ high doors, Buderus boiler, mezz + more. Exc. opportunity! CA0165959 Asking $425,000 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 EXC. COMMERCIAL SPACE … w/39 Street frontage. One acre lot w/8751. sq. ft. of shop/ office space. 20.5’x92’ commercial drive-thru wash bay. Multitude of uses as one operation or in current use for separate businesses. Ask Matthew for a schematic to see how this property lays out and could suit your needs. Asking $995,000 CA0168184

FOR LEASE EXC. SPACE IN DOWNTOWN CAMROSE … This 2171 sq. ft. space has a ton of potential. Located above From Kicks to Kids, this parcel could be ideal for a retail setup, professionals, accountants, lawyers + more! Camrose is known for its downtown shopping, w/wonderful boutique stores, charming restaurants, niche coffee shops. Clean, inviting, available immediately. Asking $1810/mo. CA0143994 MIXED USE PROPERTY, ZONED M1 … Central location. 3780 sq. ft. bldg., lge. front office area, 2 separate bays. Easy customer access, parking. 100’x170’ lot, fenced compound. Exc. place for your business! Asking $2850/mo. CA0152403 EXC. OPPORTUNITY, ZONED C1! ... Central Camrose, 2435 sq. ft. nicely fin. bay offers warehousing, front offices, lge. reception area. Commercial mixed use bldg. w/ easy customer access, parking. Great place for your business! Take a look! CA0148933

NEW 1080 SQ. FT. BAYS … available for rent. Looking for space for your new or growing business, or maybe a spot to work on your car or park your RV? These bright, spacious bays w/14’ high x 16’ wide OH doors may be ideal. Bay sizes are 27’ wide x40’ deep w/16’ of ceiling height. Plumbed in for shower, toilet, separate utility metres. Utilities, common area fees are above rent. Asking $1100/mo. CA0177690 EXC. OFFICE OR BUSINESS LOCATION … 1600 sq. ft. w/spacious reception, 5 offices, 2 washrooms, coffee area, storage. A/C. Exc. paved parking, front & side access. Asking $1450/mo. plus utilities. CA0149692 EXC. LEASE OPPORTUNITY! … Great bldg. 1276 sq. ft. set up w/4 offices, lge. reception area, lunch room, bathroom, lge. storage room. Paved parking w/front, rear access. 12’ ceilings, $9.50/sq. ft. plus $3.50 common area costs, plus GST. CA0158829

IMPRESSIVE NEW NORWAY BUNGALOW … Easy commute to ! Camrose. Open, remodeled LR, LISTINGkitchen/dining, NEW master w/4 pce. en suite, add. 3-pce. bath w/laundry, sun room. In-floor htg. throughout house, garage. Well kept lge. yard, low maint., fully fenced, landscaped w/mature trees, garden, fire pit area, RV parking, storage shed ++. CA0180392 Asking $259,900 IMMACULATE CUSTOM BUILT … WELL maintained 2-storey home ! Many up-grades, features. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, engineered hardwood, upgraded kitchen, vaulted ceilings, custom built FP. 2 decks, triple car garage + much more! Asking $399,900 CA0175263 GREAT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME … With attached garage. This very clean and well cared for home has seen many recent upgrades. Bsmt can be finished to your taste. 1 bdrm. (potentially 2 in bsmt.) bungalow sits on huge and well treed lot in nice and quiet neighbourhood. Asking $52,000 CA0168729 HAY LAKES … Choose your colours, floors, etc. 1535 sq. ft. on MF, modern wide open kitchen, LR, DR area, spacious master w/WI closet, full en suite. 9’ bsmt. 24’x24’ attach. dble. garage, good size deck. Asking $324,000 CA0168954 QUIET HOME IN FERINTOSH … Major renovations including new shingles, windows, siding, furnace, hot water tank, floors and paint throughtout, kitchen appl. etc. You’ll love the spacious open concept kitchen/dining/ LR. Bright 9’ partly finished bsmt. Spacious fully fenced yard, right on HWY 21, 25 min. to Camrose, 10 min to Bashaw. CA0168653 Asking $174,900 TREED LOT IN VILLAGE OF RYLEY … Potential future dev. for your next home or investment property. All utilities at property line. Ryley has amenities: school, bank, grocery store, restaurants + more! CA0172223 Asking $75,900 NEW NORWAY … well-kept 3-bdrm. bungalow on huge lot w/mature trees. ICE! starter or PRIdeal NEWoffers retirement home, also room enough for young family. Asking $112,500 CA0172315 VERY WELL MAINTAINED 4-BDRM. BUNGALOW! … w/ many upgrades, newer htd. dble. garage only 20 min. from Camrose. Open concept living/dining/kitchen area, MF laundry, 2 bdrm. up, good size family, 2 bdrm. in bsmt. Bawlf is a family friendly town w/new K-12 school. Asking $215,000 CA0173229 PE AC EF UL YEAR ’ROUND HOME … just steps away from Dried Meat Lake! 3 bdrm., 2 baths. Cozy, character cottage w/many upgrades. Beautifully landscaped yard w/2 decks, oversized dble. garage. Don’t miss out on this one! Asking $339,900 CA0174375

FOR LEASE BRAND NEW STATEOF-THE-ART BLDG! … Exc. east end hwy location. Outstanding efficiently designed concrete bldg., property. Exc. presentation, streetscape, superior site plan, low operating costs. High visibility, easy customer access. 3 lease areas w/4453 sq. ft. Separate entrance. Outstanding place for your business! CA0152225

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Are you looking to get into home ownership on a smaller budget, but want the stressfree convenience of having a newer build? Or are you looking at making a property investment to have as a future nest egg? Either way this exceptional and very affordable condo would fit the bill. Built in 2016, this condominium unit has all the comforts of owning your own home with none of the worry of renovating.

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COMMERCIAL EXC. BUSINESS/ INVESTMENT O P P O R T U N I T Y, ZONED C1! ... Great central location. 7662 sq. ft. Commercial Mixed Use building for retail, office, warehousing. Front retail, bays w/loading docks, warehousing. East bay 2435 sq. ft. very nicely dev., currently available to lease/occupy. Easy customer access, parking. Exc. investment opportunity w/3 existing tenants! CA0148931 Now only $619,900 M&M FOOD MARKET … is well established, in high traffic location. Recent reno’s. Here’s your chance to add to existing portfolio or start a new one! Fantastic exposure, great walk-up capability make this a truly desirable location for any retail business. Completely turnkey, ready for new owners! Asking $339,000 CA0143960 BUSINESS / R ESTAUR ANT OPPORTUNITY! … Have a passion to own your own? Best main street location in city of Camrose! Completely renovated less than 2 years ago. Upgraded kitchen equipment, ventilation system, tables, chairs, fridges, coolers and more. Touch Bistro software and iPad entry. Upper business revenue and great bsmt. development. Exceptional opportunity and location! Asking $479,000 CA0168555 TURN KEY RESTAURANT, ROUND HILL … Spotless commercial kitchen, dining room seats 32 guests. Well positioned on 3 lots, across from playground, ball diamonds. All equipment included. Would work for any retail business looking to start up in this friendly community! Asking $208,800 CA0165402 GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! … Spacious (2300+ sq. ft.) comm. bldg. on huge corner lot, only 10 min. from Camrose. Storage? Workshop? Previously used as residential/mixed use property. Attic offers add. storage. Property assessed at $95,210 in 2018. SOLD AS IS! Asking $49,000 CA0174574 EXCELLENT BUSINESS/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! – ZONED M1 ... Excellent east end location! 10,000 sq. ft. building, plus additional 2nd floor mezzanine and offices. Three titled condo bays w/14’x16’ doors. Easy customer access and parking! Excellent place for your business and you can lease what you don’t need! Call now! CA0146778

Front street access with a private sidewalk to your front door makes this unit very appealing. Large windows allow for natural light to pour into your home making it warm and cozy. Gorgeous neutral gray vinyl plank flooring and soft wall colours make the unit trendy and on point. The open floor plan means you can easily be preparing meals in the wonderful kitchen, while watching the chil-

FERINTOSH COZY 1-BDRM. + DEN … located in quaint area close to lake. Hardwood, tile flrg., nice kitchen space, ! master WI closet, LISTEDfeatures JUST yard reno’d bath. Private w/mature trees, perennials, fire pit. Single car garage. Perfect summer retreat or starter home. CA0180319 Asking $79,900 LOCATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE COMMUNITY OF DAYSLAND! … Recently remodeled 3-bdrm. bungalow. Bright, open floor plan on 6000 sq. ft. lot. Close to hospital, downtown, park. Perfect for first time home buyer or investor. CA0140553 Asking $65,000 TASTEFULLY DECORATED BASHAW HOME … Located on quiet street. Htd. 24’x36’ garage w/ workshop in back. Fully fenced beautifully landscaped yard. Inside you will find room for everyone! Large kitchen and DR, FR w/ wood stove, 2nd FR in bsmt., 4 bdrms. and lovely sunroom allows everyone to have space. Tasteful upgrades throughout, this home is a must see! Asking $249,000 CA0168855 WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY … to have your own corner lake lot in the summer village of White Sands! Steps away from the beach! Don’t miss out! Asking $120,000 CA0158446 EXCELLENT VISIBILITY FROM HWY 21! … Only 15 min. from Camrose, on the south side of New Norway, 0.97 acre already packed, graded and graveled, the direct access to a paved service road along Hwy 21 is already built and included in the asking price. Zoned urban industrial. Ask $104,900 CA0168713 HUGE 100’X183’ DOUBLE LOT… Edge of town in Strome with nothing but open field to the east. Asking $12,500 CA0168806 EXCEPTIONAL BUNGALOW IN BAWLF! … Lge. lot, easy commute to Camrose. Close to new K-12 school. 5-bdrm., 3 bath home features bright, clean design, a/c, fully fin. lower level. Lge. deck overlooks landscaped yard. Lots of parking w/room for RV. A must see – perfect for family or starter home! Asking $264,900 CA0178090 HAY LAKES TWO-STOREY … Still time to give this impressive home your personal touch! MF features modern wide open kitchen/dining/LR, guest bath, laundry room and den. 3 spacious bdrms upstairs. Master 5pc en suite and WI closet. Full bsmt. 20’x24’ att. garage and deck. 30 mins to Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Camrose. Asking $338,000 CA0178513 BEAUTIFUL DAYSLAND BUNGALOW … w/many great features. 9’ ceilings, hardwood floors, MF laundry, ICF foundation plus infloor heat in bsmt. AND in 24’x26’ garage. Huge kitchen w/ central island, tons of oak cabinetry. Covered Deck. CA0177058 Asking $289,000

LOTS GREAT OPPORTUNITY … 85’x122’ lot bordering 48 Avenue and 48 Street in Camrose. Close to college, schools, downtown, Mirror Lake. Asking $134,900 CA0177494

COUNTRY GETAWAY … on 16.8 acres w/ executive bungalow only 20 miles from Camrose. Designed for horse lovers w/15 acres of fenced pasture, 4 shelters, 80’x100’ outdoor riding arena, 46’x64’ indoor riding arena. CA0164131 Asking $879,900 WONDERFUL 3.16 ACRE AGREAGE SITE! … Perfect, private setting only a few miles off Hwy 13 w/exc. bldg. site. Good quonset, power, well, gas on property. Come enjoy tranquility of acreage life! CA0168091 Asking $174,900 HOBBY FARM! … Just outside of Daysland, beautiful mature setting. 3.7 acres, 4 bdrm. Asking $339,000 CA0127546 CHARMING 5 ACRE PARCEL! … close to Camrose, Nisku, Beaumont, Wetaskiwin. Quiet, peaceful sub-division could be ideal spot you’ve been waiting for. 32’x50’ quonset. Power, gas to property line. Asking $149,900 CA0175009 SO AFFORDABLE, SO MUCH POTENTIAL … Almost an acre (0.81+/–) w/ins. dble. garage, lots of mature trees, fenced dog run, some out bldgs. Older mobile home not considered to be of any monetary value. 10 min. from Camrose. Asking $69,000 CA0177394 ONLY 6 MINUTES FROM CAMROSE! … Completely custom built home on 4.79 acres! 14’ vaulted ceilings, great room, kitchen made for entertaining. Lots of cabinetry, WI pantry, Control 4 Sound system! Master has customized WI closet, beautiful en suite! MF fin. w/2nd bdrm., lge. laundry, office w/view of yard. Downstairs has theatre room, wet bar, rec/family room, 2 lge. bdrm., huge bath! Outside has tree house, tire constructed play centre, firepit, fruit trees! 40’x60’ quonset w/concrete floor. CA0180162

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QUIET LIVING FOR A FAMILY W/ROOM FOR ALL THE TOYS, ANIMALS! … 1660 sq. ft. modular home w/fully fin. bsmt. Fully sheltered yard w/firepit, volleyball area, lge. garden, 24’x32’ htd., ins. oversize shop w/11’+ ceiling. Lge. shelter, chicken coop, workshop, 2nd garage, corrals. Ask $339,000 CA0165510 COUNTRY LIVING 7 MIN. FROM CAMROSE! … 5.83 acres, reno’d character 3-bdrm. home! Beautifully landscaped yard w/numerous out bldgs. incl. quonset, hip roof barn, storage bldg. Book your showing for this peaceful oasis today! Asking $479,900 CA0172789 GREAT FLEXIBLITY IN MAYERTHORPE … Over 23 acres zoned “Country Residental Ranch” which permits multiple land uses. Perfect to run your business, build dream home or hobby farm. Great location along Hwy 43, just minutes from Mayerthorpe. Asking $230,000 CA0168666

FARMS NICE PASTURE LAND FOR SALE … 77 acres only 15 mins east of Camrose. An ideal spot to graze cows, or to put your horses on. Fully fenced, with two dugouts and multiple building spots. Gas to the property. CA0179638 Asking $245,000 FULL QUARTER SECTION 15 MIN. FROM CAMROSE! … 2 wells, approx. 109 acres cult. w/47 in mixture of fenced pasture, trees, yardsite. 1327 sq. ft. bungalow w/updated windows, siding, shingles, kitchen, fully fin. bsmt. 28’x48’ htd. shop w/15’ ceiling, concrete flrs. Numerous older out bldgs., 2 shelters, 2 corrals, new power poles/elec. serv. 2 lge. garden plots, fruit trees. Incredible property to start farm operation, but also lends itself to subdivision. CA0166651 Asking $797,000 UNIQUE HOUSE/ SHOP COMBINATION … on 150 acres only 20 min. from Camrose! The bldg. features 40’x40’ residence, 50’x40’ shop. Property completely solar powered. Also 55’x35’ metal quonset, 12’x16’ chicken coop. Fully fenced, cross fenced, 2 dugouts, hydrants in 4 locations. Asking $590,000 CA0169480

WOW ! E XC . OP P ORT U N I T Y ! … 213 acre farm on Big Hay Lake. Gorgeous yard, exc. bldgs. Beautifully reno’d 1649 sq. ft. 3+2 bdrm. bungalow, attach. garage, 28’x40’ garage, 34’x48’ machine shed, 34’x80’ barn/workshop. 3 titles bordering Ducks Unlimited wetlands. Views, birds, wildlife ~ nature’s paradise! CA0171049 Asking $1,079,000 ONLY 4 MILES FROM CAMROSE! … 134 acres currently in pasture w/some cross fencing. Also $10,000+ lease site revenue. 2 shelters on property. Built your own paradise only 1/2 mile off pvmt. Asking $529,000 CA0174974 79 ACRES … across road from Black Nugget Lake Campground, only 2 min. from Coal Creek Golf Course! Build your dream home or add to your current farming operation. Approx. 35 acres cult., remaining pasture, slough. Asphalt to property, utilities close by. Close to Round Hill, 25 min. to Camrose! CA0168803 Asking $200,000 BEAUTIFUL MATURE TREED YARD … only 4 miles from Camrose! Full quarter of land is 5 min. from Tim Horton’s. Perfect location to build your new home! All services on site, currently in use. Ask $699,000 CA0174973

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EXC. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! … Well established bus. in Camrose community. Growing residential/commercial cleaning bus./services company w/lots of opportunity for continued growth. W/over 250 clients, strong bus. model, ensuring continued success of bus. Have a passion and desire to own your own bus.? Call now!

CUSTOM BUILT 1885 SQ. FT. RAISED BUNGALOW … on 11.05 acres. 3+1 bdrm., 3 full baths, ICF bsmt. w/infloor heat, triple pane windows, HRV unit, hardwood/tile/cork flrg. + more! 24’x24’ garage, 24’x28’ htd. shop. Ideal setup for animals w/fence, x-fence, dugout. 10 min. east of Camrose, just off Hwy 26. CA0143322 Asking $599,000 AMAZING COUNTRY LIFEST YLE … awesome private setting! 34.84 acres on Hwy 833 only 5 min. from Camrose. It’s perfect for hobbyist, small bus. or rec use. Private treed setting, groomed nature paths, 11 support bldgs. 2+3 bdrm, 1822 sq. ft. custom built energy efficient bungalow. Perfect for active family! CA0164813 Asking $544,900

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SPACIOUS BI-LEVEL ON QUIET STREET! … 2+2 bdrm., two 4-pce. reno’d baths + 3-pce. en suite. Lge. kitchen/living/dining w/some G ! floor, window STIN EW LI updates. Fin.Nbsmt. w/2 lge. bdrm., a/c. 24’x24’ garage, fenced yard, 12’x24’ deck, 10’x12’ shed + more! Asking $305,000 CA0180631 WONDERFULLY UPDATED BI-LEVEL … w/private corner lot. Walking distance to 3 schools, corner store, rec G ! MF windows. FulIN centre. Reno’d kitchen, updated ST LI NEW ly fin. bsmt., 2+2 bdrm. updated furnace. 22’x24’ garage. Exc. home! Ask $275,000 CA0180315 EXC. TOWNHOME BUNGALOW! … Close to parks, walking trails. Open concept design, bright LR w/beautiful tray ceiling! Asking $309,900 CA0177228 EXC. BI-LEVEL IN CULDE-SAC BY PARKS, SCHOOLS! … Beautiful open floor plan, exc. country kitchen w/island, BI desk, WI pantry. Bright dinette w/garden door to private tiered deck. Spacious LR, superb master, en suite, MF laundry. Awesome bsmt. dev., huge family/media room. Private yard, workshop, RV parking, attach. htd. garage. Asking $323,900 CA0174588 WEST PARK 2-STOREY … walking distance to parks, playgrounds, west end amenities. Lovely layout w/lge. entryways, spacious dining/ living areas, cozy central kitchen w/gas stove, island, corner pantry. 3 bdrm. up, two 4-pce. baths. 20’x24’ ins. garage, fully fenced yard, oversized deck. Asking $289,900 CA0177959 CENTURY MEADOWS BUNGALOW – PARK SIDE ! … You’ll love the PARKSIDE location! Lovely 1,335 sq. ft. 3+1 bed family bungalow. Bright open plan, lovely LR, spacious kitchen, huge dinette area, en suite and MF laundry. Bsmt. almost complete. Beautifully landscaped yard with fruit trees, 2-tier deck, gazebo, pergola, fenced att. garage, RV option and more! CA0158838 Now only $327,500 EXC. BUNGALOW, PERFECT CUL-DE-SAC … location, centre island, parks. Gorgeous redesigned EE built home. Amazing yard offers country lifestyle, private retreat. Beautiful bright open plan, hardwood flrg., solid wood doors, custom cabinetry. Exc. kitchen, superb master, spa. RV parking, etc. CA0167774 Asking $359,900 AWESOME BUSINESS LOCATION! … Exc. property, high visibility! Ideally suited for salon, spa, multiple prof. or retail serv. Beautiful 1060 sq. ft. home transformed throughout. Exc. decor/detail complemented by natural lighting. Bright work areas, country kitchen, cozy sunroom, private deck. Dev. bsmt. a/c. Exc. yard, single garage, carport + more. Easy customer access, parking. Now only $299,900 CA0161225 GREAT BI-LEVEL, CLOSE TO PARKS, SCHOOLS, REC AREA! … Cozy 2+2 bdrm. w/new flrg., bright LR spacious kitchen, dinette w/patio doors to private deck. Exc. bsmt., lge. family/games PR ICE! area, wet bar. NEW Private yard, maint. free fencing. Htd. 14’x24’ garage, RV parking, alley access + more! A must see! Now only $259,500 CA0177752 IMPRESSIVE UPDATED BUNGALOW! … 5 bdrm., 3 baths, reno’d to please today’s buyer. Hardwood floor & window wall showcased in LR. Custom eat-in kitchen space w/ pull-outs, centre island. 3 bdrm. up w/ master featuring WI closet, full en suite. Fully fin. bsmt. w/ family room, 2 bdrm., full bath. New furnace, ondemand hot water, windows, insulation, updated plumbing, electric. Quick possession offered, just move in! Asking $319,900 CA0180478 AMAZING COLLEGE AREA CHAR ACTER HOME … 1837 sq. ft. w/ lge. lot. 3 upstairs bdrm., extra kitchen downstairs add value. Beautiful hardwood complimented by cork flrg. Elec., kitchen design updated 2012. Updated walls for modern efficiency. Unique, special floor plan w/orig. ambience, plenty of natural light. New furnace. 2-car single garage. A gem of a home! Asking $279,000 CA0177366 BRAND NEW! WOW! … These 2-bdrm. homes have been masterfully, meticulously engineered & designed. High end finishes include triple pane windows, vinyl flooring, custom cabinets. Close to U of A, downtown core! Asking $309,900 CA0151852, 850, 847

IN ONE WORD ~ “WOW”! …

“Model – 1456 sq. ft.”

Here is a quick look at some of the key features of this compelling 2076 sq. ft. home:

NEW SHOW HOME BY IPEC HOMES! … An amazing community! Close to walking trails. Zero step, no condo fees. A must see! Starting from $349,900

2-storey walkout with unobstructed valley view!

Thur., Oct. 10, 12-2 pm 5913-24 Ave. Close

Asking $569,900 CA0146374

“New show home!”

WOW! WALKOUT BUNGALOWS! … Fin. bsmt. Located in Valleyview West by lake, parks, walking trails. Exc. presentation, coffered ceilings, gourmet kitchen, granite, spacious dinette, gorgeous LR, superb master, MF laundry. In-floor htg. Awesome deck/patio, 20.5’x25’ fin. garage. You’ll love it! CA0168185 Asking $425,162

Thur., Oct. 10, 3-5 pm A 5220-41 Street

“Home of the week, see page 37!” EXC., AFFORDABLE OPPORTUNITY AWAITS YOU … with this 2016 built condo! This particular unit rises to the top compared to the rest due to its extra bright windows, front street and separated sidewalk access. Features include exc. kitchen/DR, master c/w 2 closets, vinyl plank flrg., stylish light fixtures. Asking $157,000 CA0177111

Thur., Oct. 10, 3-5 pm 2401-57 Street

“Perfect bungalow, triple garage!” IMPRESSIVE QUALITY BUILT BUNGALOW IN VALLEYVIEW! … You’ll love the lifestyle, walking trails. 2+3 bdrm., vaulted ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors. LISTED !granite counterGorgeous kitchen JUSTcabinetry, tops, lovely LR, spacious dinette, superb master, MF laundry. Exc. bsmt., bamboo hardwood, huge family room. Great yard, veranda, deck, fenced, 22’x30’ triple garage + more! You’ll love it! Asking $457,500 CA0180257

Thur., Oct. 10, 4-6 pm 4207-73 Street BRIGHT, COZY UPDATED BUNGALOW … close to playgrounds, west end amenities. 3+1 bdrm. w/reno’d 4-pce. main bath, 3-pce. bsmt. bath, vinyl MF windows, updated bsmt. Fully fenced yard, 16’x24’ garage. Exc. starter or downsizing home! Asking $262,500 CA0169616

Thur., Oct. 17, 2-6 pm North of Jct Hwy 13/21 and East on Twp Rd 472 PREMIER ACREAGE OPPORTUNITY NW OF CAMROSE … just off Hwy 21. 26.66 total acres w/2190 sq. ft. fully fin. 2-storey w/300 sq. ft. sunroom, a/c, 3 FP, vinyl windows, newer shingles, MF office. Masterfully land! scaped yard w/quality attached UCED23’x25’ R EDbldg., garage, 32’x48’ 3-bay htd. shop, 32’x60’ partially htd. shop, 34’x60’ barn, all metal clad. Exc. hobby acreage w/7 fenced acres, 11 acres of hay, good aerated dugout w/irrigation option, additional penned area around the barn. You’ll love coming home! CA0158194 Asking $929,900

OVER $375,000

IMMACULATE, PRISTINE 2-STOREY CUSTOM BUILT … WO in Creekview. Beautiful hardwood floors, inviting floor plan. Floor to ceiling windows w/valley views. Thoughtfully designed kitchen w/ample custom cabinetry, full walk-thru pantry, high end appl. Master en suite w/dble. sinks, in-floor heat, soaker tub, WI shower. A/C. Fin. bsmt. w/family room, bdrm., full bath. Fenced yard w/underground sprinklers, firepit area, garden, landscaping. RV parking, oversized htd. garage. C A0171861 Asking $689,000

• high quality vinyl SLEEK KITCHEN DESIGN • white cabinets to the plank flooring ceiling • quartz countertops • centre island throughout • walk-thru pantry • 9’ MF ceiling • tile backsplash • 8’ doors • eating bar • A/C • gas FP AMAZING MASTER • finished garage • stunning en suite • bonus room • 6’ walk-in tiled shower • 2 additional bedrooms • soaker tub Never before occupied ~ Ready for you!

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CAMROSE HOMES OVER $375,000 BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME … close to U of A in heart of Camrose. This unique, up-scale custom home won’t disappoint. 3 bdrm., in-floor htg., garage, exquisite finishings. PLUS hardwood floors, triple-pane windows, ICF foundation, hardy board siding w/added insul. New build close to downtown, within walking distance to all amenities. Asking $489,900 CA0168564 SPECTULAR 6-BDRM., 4 BATH HOME … may just be the place you’ve been waiting for! Warm, open floor plan w/vaulted ceilings, upgrades. Kitchen w/walk-through pantry, family room w/generous dining area, covered deck. Master is spectular w/its own private deck, en suite w/lge. WI closet. Fully fin. bsmt. perfect for kids. Massive lot, maint. free fence, new FP area. Huge 4-car garage. The list goes on! Asking $539,900 CA0175382 COUNTRY LIVING IN THE CITY! … This beautifully planned unit overlooks valley, old ski hill. MF boasts lge. kitchen w/island, tons of counter space, cabinetry, natural light. Stunning views of valley greet both LR, master c/w dble. closets, 3-pce. en suite. MF laundry, guest bdrm. Bsmt. has huge family room w/lge. windows, WO door to valley. CA0172678 Asking $527,000 ONE OF THE NICEST YARDS IN CAMROSE ! … Located in quiet crescent, a must see! Parklike setting in back yard boasts underground sprinklers, RV parking, lovely fountain, superb deck. Inside has been well cared for, nicely updated w/new windows, flrg. in most rooms. Ton of natural light, lots of space. Downstairs has recently been fin. off w/new flrg, in-floor heat, 2 new furnaces plus much more! Asking $460,000 CA0158454 GORGEOUS COPPERSTONE CONDO OVERLOOKING MIRROR LAKE! … Exc. location near walking trails, downtown shopping, senior centre! Exc. bldg., in-flr. htg., wraparound decks, underground htd. parking. Bright open plan, 9’ ceilings, FP, gourmet kitchen, granite, gorgeous LR, spacious dinette, superb master/en suite, in-suite laundry. Now only $539,900 CA0140533 NEW COMMUNITY! WOW! WALKOUT BSMT. VILLAS OVERLOOKING LAKE! … Valleyview West! Asking $530,162 CA0140242 BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME … backing onto park space in Creekview! 3-car garage, RV parking + more! Hardwood flrs., modern kitchen, garden door to deck overlooking park w/inset hot tub. 4 bdrm., den, 3 full baths. True master suite w/ WI closet, double vanity, makeup desk, oversized shower. Fin. bsmt. w/in-floor heat. Fully fenced, landscaped, close to valley walking trails. Asking $521,000 CA0161360 C US TO M BU I LT, FULLY FINISHED … in Creekview! 4 bdrm., 4 baths, quartz counters, vinyl plank flrg., LED potlights, a/c, walkthrough pantry, 3-pce. en suite, upstairs laundry, upgraded window coverings. WO bsmt. 2 covered decks, 22’x24’ garage, RV parking. Asking $495,000 CA0177583 GREAT FAMILY HOME IN CENTURY MEADOWS … Fully dev., quiet cul-de-sac. Vaulted ceilings, huge master, 2 gas FP, a/c, in-flr. htg. 5 bdrm., wet bar, beautiful fenced pie-shape lot, enclosed deck + much more! Asking $525,000 CA0164181

Beautiful Walkout Bungalows by Battle River Homes

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~ Park ~ ~ Lake, Trails ~ ~ Quality ~ ~ Craftsmanship ~ ~ Finished NEW VALLEYVIEW TWO-STOREY! w/elegance ~ • 2064 sq. ft. • By park/playgrounds Starting from $397,162

BEAUTIFUL TWO-STOREY – VALLEYVIEW WEST, by Battle River Homes! … Views! By park and walking trails. Covered front veranda/deck, 9’ ceilings. Beautiful hardwood floors, exceptional kitchen, granite, huge pantry, spacious LR, den, bonus room, MF laundry, superb master and en suite. ICF bsmt. 26’x26’ att. garage, RV parking, and more! Still time to pick your colours. Finished with elegance. Asking $498,162 CA0179793 valleyview west! … Stunning custom built 5-bdrm. bungalow. Great layout, hardwood flrg., high ceilings throughout, granite counters, lge. island in kitchen, in-floor heat. Triple car garage, fully landscaped + so much more! A must see! Ask $599,900 CA0158173 BEAUTIFUL BI-LEVEL IN CREEKSIDE! … 5-bdrm., bright, open plan, hardwood flrg., exc. kitchen, spacious dinette. Ask $399,000 CA0177721

SOLD

BEAUTIFUL BI-LEVEL, CREEKVIEW CUL-DE-SAC! … Bright open floor plan, 9’ and vaulted ceilings, open staircase, columns, arches, lots of bright windows. Exc. kitchen, huge island, bright dinette, awesome great/ flex room, superb en suite. Dev. bsmt., lge. family/games area. Htd. garage. Great yard, deck + more! Asking $379,000 CA0178186 WOW! WALKOUT BUNGALOWS! … Valleyview West by lake, parks, walking trails! Exc. presentation, coffered ceilings, hardwood flrs. Gourmet kitchen, granite, spacious dinette, gorgeous LR. Superb master. MF laundry. Exc. bsmt., in-floor htg, deck/patio, fin. garage, A/C. Asking $397,162 CA0165802 CENTURY MEADOWS NEIGHBOURHOOD LGE. CORNER LOT … 5-bdrm. 3 bath, well-maintained home. Reno’d incl. modern new kitchen, a/c, in-floor htg., luxury glass shower, natural light + much more! Htd. triple car garage, newly landscaped yard w/fire pit area. CA0177585 Asking $468,800

RESIDENTIAL LOTS

HUSTLE PARK ... by huge playground and west end amenities! •  30 lots w/alley access, start from $91,190 •  18 cul-de-sac lots, start 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! WELCOME TO CAMROSE’S NEWEST SUBDIVISION – CASCADES! … Close to all shopping, new playground, dog park, green space, lake, wedge away from golf course. Don’t miss out on opportunity to build your dream home on affordable lots today! Local builders ready to get started on your new project. Easy access for commuters to Hwy 13. Hurry, pick your lot before they’re gone! Starting at $85,900

COMMERCIAL LOTS

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! … Perfect location, adjacent to Cornerstone commercial area, a well-established hub of Camrose retail/business activity! The possibilities are endless with this land! CA0151317 Asking $6,495,000

See more listings on page 37!

Smart living!

OPEN HOUSE Thursday, Oct. 10 12-2 pm 5913-24 Ave. Close “New show home!”

Awesome Community

• Bonus room • 26’x26’ garage Asking $498,162 CA0179793

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AFFORDABLE VERY CLEAN SENIOR CONDO … walking distance to doc appt., west end restaurants, shopping! East-facing sunroom in reno’d unit w/lge. kitchen, LR. Master boasts dual closets, 4-pce. bath. Utility room has stackable washer/dryer w/room for cabinets, upright freezer or fridge. Bldg. has games room, exercise room plus! CA0156225 Asking $169,000 NO MORE LOT FEES, RENT! … This mobile on its own lot has been well cared for, with its bright, spacious floor plan w/3 bdrm., open kitchen, family room + so much more! Turn key, ready for new owners. Close to many wonderful amenities. You’ll be glad you viewed this property! Asking $170,000 CA0179908 MOBILE HOME ON ITS OWN LOT … w/super location in quiet cul-desac. Affordable option for first-time buyer w/opportunity to create sweat equity by undertaking some upgrades. 910 sq. ft. w/3 bdrm., bath. Have a look! CA0172508 Asking $74,900 AFFORDABLE LIVING! … 1080 sq. ft. 2-bdrm., 2 bath mobile c/w lots of space, a good floor plan, everything you need! Covered deck, landscaped, fenced yard c/w shed for storage. Asking $44,900 CA0177905 CORNER LOT DUPLEX IN CREEKVIEW! … Affordable investment opportunity or first time home owner! 3 bdrm., open concept design, fin. bsmt., massive yard. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Asking $245,000 CA0175259 AFFORDABLE TURN KEY CONDO … in quiet neighbourhood. Close to downtown, U of A. May be just what you’ve been waiting for. 2 bdrm., great open concept w/ample storage througout. Add this one to your list! Asking $165,000 CA0174590 GROUND FLOOR CONDO, HTD. GARAGE, WORKSHOP IN BLDG. … Senior friendly design, lifestyle ! Bright, spacious, open, 9’ ceilings! Country style kitchen, lovely LR, cozy FP, sunroom w/easy access to patio. Easy access shower, spacious laundry room. Now only $209,900 CA0153960 LGE. 3-BDRM. FAMILY HOME … w/lge. kitchen. Bsmt. very open w/lge. fam. room, rec room w/wet bar could be converted to 2nd kitchen. Newer HWT (2016) some vinyl windows. Easy access ramp to back yard, dble. detached garage. Ask $244,900 CA0173140 MAINT. FREE LIVING AT PARK PLACE NORTH! … One-bdrm. w/den, east facing condo. Simple, open, inviting floor plan, cozy gas FP, beautiful, bright windows, a/c, fantastic deck, 12’x17’ garage. Ideally located within walking distance of grocery store, coffee shops, downtown Camrose. Welcome home! CA0156029 Asking $219,000 ENJOY CAREFREE CONDO LIFESTYLE … in this 2-bdrm., 2 bath home. Bright, open floor plan. Tons of natural light. Kitchen open to dining area, LR w/ample cabinetry. Downstairs has storage area, 2 good size bdrm., full bath. Titled single garage. Close to downtown, Augustana. Asking $204,900 CA0175007 1/2 BLOCK TO UNIVERSIT Y, GREAT STARTER OR INVESTMENT HOME! … You’ll love location, lifestyle. Easy walk to AUC or Jubilee Park. Well maintained 1020 sq. ft. bungalow, bright open floor plan, huge LR, bright dinette/ kitchen area. Oversized 65.5’x120’ yard w/ private setting in special residential district. Asking $182,500 CA0179949

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!

Give our professional realtors a call for a complimentary market evaluation of your property

Wed., Oct. 9, 3-5 pm 3905-49 St., Ironwood Estates CALL NOW TO VIEW! Basement & Non-basement models

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1456 sq. ft.

We’re eager to show you… WALKOUT ~ LAKE ESTATES! • 1248 sq. ft. • 25’x20.5’ garage Asking $425,162 CA0168185

UNDER $250,000

BEAUTIFUL DUPLEX BUNGALOW IN LA VISTA VILLAS … Adult Community! You’ll love the location, community, lifestyle! Bright open ! floor plan w/vaulted ED LIST JUSTtile ceilings, vinyl flrg. Country style kitchen, lovely LR, FP, den, spacious master, MF laundry. Exc. bsmt. dev. Awesome yard! Dble att. garage, serviced RV parking. No condo fees. Call now! Asking $342,500 CA0180384 VILLA AT VALLEY RIDGE … A LUXURIOUS LIFESTYLE! By Stoney Creek Valley, parks, walking / ski trails. Beautiful quality built villa style bungalow w/huge covered deck, attach. garage, your own yard! No condo fees. Exc. presentation. Gorgeous, bright, must see! CA0167872 Asking $319,900 CONDO W/LOFT OVERLOOKING JUBILEE PARK … Park views, walking trails! Blocks from city centre. Beautiful open design, vaulted ceilings, awesome loft, huge bright windows, superb balcony. Lovely kitchen, gorgeous LR, cozy gas FP, 3 baths, spacious master, a/c. Htd. garage just steps from elevator! Now $319,900 CA0146607 DESIR ED CONDO UNIT – GRAND TRUNK LANDING! … Exc. location by Mirror Lake walking trails, senior centre, city centre. You’ll love the open, senior friendly design, bright windows, view from east facing deck. Exc. kitchen, awesome dinette, beautiful LR w/cozy FP, huge master, en suite, in-suite laundry. Htd. underground parking + more! Ask $292,900 CA0178110 AMAZING BUNGALOW ON PARK IN DESIRED UNIVERSITY AREA! … You’ll absolutely love the unique design of this wonderful 2240 sq. ft. home, the character, lifestyle this special residential district has to offer! Spacious open plan, beautiful iron/ wood railings, huge bright windows, gorgeous natural stone FP, conservatory.Amazing windows in great room. Lovely kitchen, dinette, DR. Spacious master, en suite. MF laundry, custom built bar. Private courtyard, setting. Exc. opportunity, amazing potential! Call now! Asking $287,900 CA0179896 TERRIFIC BUNGALOW HOME … Fully finished! Open concept design, perfect for entertaining. 2-bdrm and full bath on MF. Convenient side entrance for everyday use. Finished bsmt w/bdrm and full bath, large LR and storage. Fully fenced and landscaped. Nice corner lot, close to west end shopping and parks. Asking $274,900 CA0178555 TA S T EF ULLY UPDATED BUNGALOW! … This well maintained home w/ bright, open floor plan won’t disappoint. Updated flrg., cozy family room, warm, inviting gas FP. Generous kitchen w/ample cupboard space, 2 bdrm., MF laundry, reno’d main bath w/soaker tub. Fully fin. bsmt. w/family room, hobby room, 2 bdrm. Wonderful landscaped yard, dble car garage! Asking $269,900 CA0179863 CHARMING BUNGALOW HOME … backing onto quiet park space! 3 bdrm., 2 baths. MF features planked ceiling, brick FP, eat-in kitchen, access to east sunroom. Att. dble. garage, fully fenced, landscaped w/green thumb in mind. Well maintained one-owner home. Available for imm. possession. Asking $279,900 CA0175774 WALKOUT BUNGALOW STYLE DUPLEX OVERLOOKING VILLAGE OF WEST PARK POND! … Nestled in quiet cul-de-sac w/peaceful setting, close to amenities. Spacious LR, vaulted ceilings, cozy FP, exc. kitchen, breakfast bar, en suite, MF laundry. Exc. walkout bsmt. Dble. garage + more! Asking $365,900 CA0180068 EXC. BUNGALOW NEAR PARK … playground, golf course. 1100+ sq. ft., 2006 built, great for family, retirement or downsizing. 4 bdrm., 3 bath, en suite, WI closet, MF laundry, fin. bsmt., lge. family room. Dble. att. garage, deck, super shed, beautiful fenced yard w/alley access. Asking $319,900 CA0175100 CHARMING, QUAINT HISTORIC HOME … close to university, downtown Camrose. 2-storey w/3 bdrm., 3 baths. Tons of original character, some updated reno’s. Lge. lot. Great investment opportunity! A must see! Asking $299,000 CA0177842

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2019

Vol. LXVII, No. 46    40 Pages    October 8, 2019

Always better – always better read

Battle River School Division

Creating Awareness. Building Relationships Focused on what’s important The Battle River School Division Board of Trustees is responsible for developing the goals and policies which guide educational services for students. The Board is accountable to the community and to the government of Alberta.

BRSD welcomes international students to our schools.

Fine Arts opportunities broaden minds.

As they reach the half-way point in their four-year term, the BRSD Board is focused on four priorities: - Creating awareness of our school division’s challenges; - Building collaboration with partners;

Exposure to indigenous culture builds understanding.

- Engaging stakeholders; - Reviewing and reconsidering how service is provided. Ready, set, go! Hundreds of students cross country race.

In this report to the community, we will celebrate some of the multitude of ways in which students across our division achieve success – academically, socially and emotionally – wherever they go to school.

Literacy is fundamental.

In addition, we will share some of our realities, along with examples of how the Board has worked on addressing its priorities. Welcome new teachers!

Did you know...

Our school division is accountable to citizens of the communities we serve. This publication was produced and distributed into households throughout the division at a cost of approximately 43.5 cents per copy.

Guiding a high school class.

Career fairs help students know the opportunities.

Every Student. Every Day. A Success.


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Students in schools throughout Battle River found success and meaning at school in a variety of ways during the 2018-2019 school year.

Whether they were improving their academic performance, participating on a sports team or band class, learning to get along better with others or deal with stress, it’s all part of a positive learning experience. BRSD students performed well on provincial achievement and diploma exams, matching most other school divisions’ results. In addition, schools provided a variety of opportunities for students to build positive relationships, character traits and mental resilience skills. Educational Ass

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Sharing our story It’s a time of change in rural Alberta. Declining populations and an economic downturn have created many challenges for families and communities. Rural school divisions face the same difficult realities. Over the past year, Battle River School Division has been sharing its story in order to build awareness of the issues we face.

The Board heard from a student who sits on the Minister’s Advisory Council.

By the Numbers Here are four challenges we face in Battle River School Division:

75% of our spending is on PEOPLE.

From sponsoring election forums and creating messages about our priorities, to presenting at conferences, talking with parents and community stakeholders, the BRSD Board has worked hard to help people understand its realities. One of the most pressing realities is declining enrollment. As rural areas face a loss of population, so too do schools. From the time our school division was formed in 1995 to the 2018-2019 school year, our student numbers decreased by 1800 students. The declines have been most significant in the rural areas.

Funding for school divisions is based on student enrollment. Lower numbers mean: - Less funding for programs and staff; -­Fewer dollars to cover busing; - Inadequate amounts to maintain school buildings.

It’s a challenge to make changes without impacting jobs.

8/12 BRSD high schools

serve 75 students or less in Grades 10 to 12. It’s a challenge to provide a full range of programs to small numbers of students in each grade.

$300,000 is a typical cost

for a school roof repair. It’s a challenge to cover that cost for schools with lower student numbers.

80 is the average number of

minutes students spend on the school bus each day. It’s a challenge to keep ride times reasonable. Board and staff gathered with parent and student reps to share information on BRSD’s realities.

Since 1995 enrollment has declined by 1,800 students.

BRSD and school council reps spoke at the Rural Education Symposium and the Alberta School Councils Association annual conference.

Looking ahead – we want to hear from you! Over the fall and early winter of 2019 – 2020, Battle River School Division will be asking for your views. Whether you’re a parent, a student, a staff member or a community stakeholder, your opinion matters and we want to hear it. We’ll be asking for your thoughts on the future and your ideas for how a rural school division such as ours can remain sustainable while continuing to provide a quality educational experience for students. Watch for opportunities to be part of the conversation! The Board has been meeting with municipal bodies and councils.


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6.23%

Where did the money go in 2018-2019?

3.52%

1.77% Instruction – 75.35% Facilities – 13.13%

13.13%

Student Transportation – 6.23%

Battle River School Division works hard to ensure resources are allocated in ways that serve the best interests of students. That’s why more than 75 percent of the $83 million in expenditures for the 2018-2019 school year went directly to student instruction. That amount includes the cost of ensuring schools have adequate staff, that there are specialized programs available to meet student needs and that our technology and learning resources are continually updated. A further 6.2 percent of expenditures was budgeted to transport children to and from school each day. That includes purchase of school buses, as well as the salaries and training of people who drive them, as well as schedule them. Operating and maintaining school facilities, creating positive environments in which students and staff can spend their days, accounted for another 13 percent of budgeted spending. Nearly 2 percent was directed to external services, which includes providing mental health and personal support programs for students, as well as promoting

Administration – 3.52% 75.35%

External Services – 1.77%

% of Budget Expenditures

Instruction

75.35%

$ 62,601,921

Operations and Maintenance

13.13%

$ 10,293,683

Student Transportation

6.23%

$ 5,463,697

Administration

3.52%

$ 3,008,856

External Services

1.77%

$ 1,663,318

TOTAL

100%

$ 83,031,475

our schools and programs internationally, in order to welcome students from across the globe to join us here in Battle River. The School Division budgeted 3.5 percent of its spending for administration of the School Division, which includes providing staff to manage the payroll and benefit programs, ensure the bills are paid and the division continues to run smoothly.

We’re here to listen Norm Erickson, Chair City of Camrose nerickson@brsd.ab.ca

Karen Belich, Vice Chair Camrose County North kbelich@brsd.ab.ca

Moving forward through the second half of their four-year term, the Battle River School Division Board of Trustees will focus on gathering information from the community, in order to ensure the division remains sustainable and a quality education continues to be provided to all students. Watch for upcoming opportunities to provide your thoughts and suggestions. If you have concerns, please feel free to contact members of the Board through the email addresses listed here.

Lyle Albrecht Beaver County East lalbrecht@brsd.ab.ca

Zsuzsanna Hemperger Beaver County West zhemperger@brsd.ab.ca

Jeff Kimball Flagstaff County West jkimball@brsd.ab.ca

Kendall Severson Camrose County South kseverson@brsd.ab.ca

Valerie Sims​ City of Camrose vsims@brsd.ab.ca

Laurie Skori Flagstaff County East lskori@brsd.ab.ca

Every Student. Every Day. A Success. Rita Marler Superintendent of Schools, 780.672.6131 rmarler@brsd.ab.ca

5402-48A Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0L3 Phone 780.672.6131 www.brsd.ab.ca facebook.com/battleriver31

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