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December 17, 2019

CHRISTMAS FASHION SHOW – FARMER STYLE

This farm fashion show views each and every night now through Christmas, on 39 Street in Camrose. Bling and dressings for this undertaking: a team effort from the collective staff at Rocky Mountain Equipment.

Photos by Ron Pilger

This year’s Christmas fashion feature at Rocky Mountain Equipment shows off curves and lines as never before. The first American model, a Case IH Magnum 310 tractor, was trucked in from Fargo, North Dakota. Note how the manly attitude contrasts with striking feminine bling. Dozens of sparkling red and white LED lights add a sensuous flair to this holiday outfit. The entire ensemble was pieced together using binder clips, and several dozen paper clips. Provocative green underglow rounds out this sexy new large model. The New Holland SP 310F sprayer, meanwhile, is as tall and lanky as anything working the field. Bathed in breathtaking Bahama blue, she proudly stands a full 78 inches above the ground. Her tank is the biggest in class. This model, with a global family tree stretching from Turin, Italy, to New Holland, Pennsylvania, is a field favourite. Her 135-foot boom is tastefully outfitted with colour-coordinated blue and white LEDs. Her plantation-based footwear, ideal for all seasons from spring to fall, will light up any party or event to which this working glamour girl is invited. Cruise proudly with this gal at your side, and a smile on your face, at up to 35 mph.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our country friends, from everyone at The Booster!

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A variety of merchandise and services: Farm supplies and services, homes, employment opportunities, entertainment, real estate and more!

News Features

County establishes rates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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Prestage inducted into Agricultural Hall of Fame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Increased moose hunting this season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Little House on the Slough column, by Lisa Kaastra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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County establishes rates By Murray Green

Camrose County established new rates for services for 2020 at the Dec. 10 regular meeting. “The 2020 rate for nonpotable water at the water dispensing stations at New Norway/Edberg, Bashaw, Kelsey and Hay Lakes at $2.50 per cubic metre,” said councillor Jack Lyle, in a motion. “These rates are the same as last year and I suggest we maintain those rates,” said County administrator Paul King. Councillor Doug

Lyseng reported that the Hay Lakes station is currently out of order. Administration said they will look into it. The consumption charge for temporary construction services was established at $5 per cubic metre. “I move that Camrose County establishes the 2020 metered water consumption rate at $5.15, per cubic meter, for the communities including Armena, Braim, Duhamel, Ervick, Ferintosh, New Norway,

and Ohaton,” said councillor Brian Willoughby. The 2020 rate for potable water from County truckfills, (New Norway, Armena and Ohaton), be set at $5.43, per cubic metre. “The rates may be different for communities, but we want the same rates for everyone within each community, so that is why we have different costs,” said Zach Mazure, public works manager. “I move that Camrose County council establishes the annual levy for waste-

water services for 2020 for the Hamlet of Kingman at $477.89,” said councillor Willoughby. Camrose County Council established the annual levy for wastewater services for 2020 for the Hamlet of Round Hill at $309 and the Hamlet of Ohaton at $432.60. Camrose County established the 2020 consump-

tion rate for wastewater disposal at 50 per cent, or $2.58 per metre cube of metered water consumption for those services in the Hamlets of Ferintosh and New Norway and the residential subdivision of Braim. Camrose County administration annually reviews fees for service.


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Daysland seeks volunteers



                             

 



By Murray Green

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is seeking people interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and their families, by volunteering for a number of opportunities at the Daysland Health Centre. Applications are now being accepted for the following positions. The Pet Visitation program needs furry volunteers (and their human masters) to visit with seniors. Pets can promote healing, reduce stress and assist in making meaningful connections with clients. Dogs must be certified and are required to go through an assessment process to ensure patient safety. The Volunteer Visitation program seeks people who can provide companionship to clients as they chat, play games and take part in activities. These visits not only help seniors to feel less lonely, but have been shown to speed the recovery process. The Volunteer Driver program seeks local residents with good driving records to drive patients who need assistance travelling to and from their appointments, treatments, clinics, recreation and leisure activities. Volunteers may use their vehicles or an AHS fleet vehicle. A driver’s abstract and insurance must be submitted before completing the onboarding process. Training and mentorship are provided. To apply for a volunteer position, visit www.ahs.ca/info/ page10421.aspx or contact volunteer resources coordinator Celeste Reid at celeste.reid@ahs.ca.

 



 

   



      

 



 

      

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Camrose County Administration, Agriculture Services, West Dried Meat Lake Regional Landfill and County Transfer Sites will be closed the following dates: Tuesday December 24, 2019 beginning at noon Wednesday December 25, 2019 Thursday December 26, 2019 Friday December 27, 2019 Wednesday January 1, 2020




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SHINY,

Happy Holidays Hope your Christmas is merry and bright in every imaginable way! It’s the little things that make the holidays special, like the moments we share with patients and friends like you. Thanks for filling our year with your visits. JANUARY 2, REGULAR HOURS RESUME

SMITH CLINIC HOLIDAY HOURS: December 24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. December 25 and 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED December 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. December 28 and 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED December 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. December 31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. January 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED

Serving you has been our privilege and pleasure.

From the staff and physicians of the…

WALK-IN CLINIC HOLIDAY HOURS: December 24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. December 25, 26 and 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED December 28 and 29 . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. December 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. December 31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. January 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED

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Tips on calling 9-1-1 for emergency By Lori Larsen

When urgent police, fire or ambulance service is needed such as a domestic dispute, a crime in progress, reporting an impaired driver, a fire or serious medical concern, call 9-1-1 immediately and be prepared to supply the operator with pertinent information. Some tips to remember when telephoning 9-1-1

include: ensure the situation requires 9-1-1 assistance, however if you are unsure telephone 9-1-1; teach children of all ages how to properly use 9-11; once in contact with a dispatcher and if you are able to do so, identify the nature and location of the emergency; answer the dispatcher’s questions as clearly and calmly as possible; follow the dispatcher’s

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instructions; stay on the line with the dispatcher until they tell you otherwise; supply a call back number in the event that you are disconnected; if you accidently dial 9-1-1 follow through with the call and explain the situation to the dispatcher–never hang up and always remember 9-1-1 is an emergency number not to be used for general inquires.

The Neighbourhood of the Travelling Cows By Lisa Kaastra It had been quiet on the acreage for awhile. Perhaps too quiet. Other than the occasional mouse still making it’s way kitchen-side for a midnight snack, things had been less than adventurous over the previous weeks: The snow was falling, the children were growing, and the Christmas carols were making their way onto the radio and into our home. It was only a matter of time. “Hi Lisa. How are you? Just letting you know that I brought more animals home.” A simple, complimentary text arrived from my fatherin-law one afternoon as he drove in the yard with a trailer full of cattle. With an unnecessary warning and a history of escaping cows, the stage was now set for a tale waiting to unfold. Sure enough, It wasn’t long before I glanced out our front window and noticed the aforementioned bovine taking a winter stroll down the driveway. Reaching for my phone to inform my father-in-law, I chuckled at the all toofamiliar sight of animals on the wrong side of the fence. I added a quick text to an expected visitor on her way, “See you soon!” I wrote. “Just, watch out for loose cows…” Of course, the adventure was only beginning, so when my phone rang a few hours later, I wasn’t surprised to see the name across the screen. “Hey, Dad!” I answered. “Lisa, do you have a minute…?” After a few minutes of detailed, repeated instructions, I turned to my friend and held out my baby, her own two littles running circles around the kitchen. “Do you mind? I won’t be long…” My older daughter, less than thrilled at the idea of being left inside, stumbled behind me in her purple boots. “We gonna move cows, Mommy?” she asked in short breaths. Her cheeks and nose were already turning a bright pink. “Yes, sweetie. Mommy just needs to put them in another pen.” I eyed the layout in front of me, trying to find a place to safely leave my eldest, while I attempted to herd the travelling cows back home. I noticed the empty trailer sitting far enough away, and dropped her off before venturing over to the animals. My daughter’s calls soon drowned out the cows’ bawling as she watched from a distance. “Mommmmmyy. Come baaaaaacccckkk!” Odie was now at my side, having arrived from his resting post on the porch. Unfortunately, his sense of direction didn’t match his enthusiasm to help. Barking his commands, he began to chase the three stragglers first towards the neighbour’s canola field, then back across the yard to the house—in the opposite direction of the open gate. “Mommmmmyyyyyy!” “Just a second…” I tried dodging to block the way, but the animals were faster and soon all four were trotting along the backside of the main house, in front of the slough. Quickly, I ran back to the trailer, grabbed my daughter in my arms, and half-carried, half-dragged her across the lane until the swinging tails moved just out of sight. Finally giving up, I stopped, and placed my girl on the ground beside me with a sigh. “Well… should we go back inside?” She finally smiled. “Silly cows, Mommy.” I laughed, picked her up again, and headed home. “Definitely silly,” I agreed. Over the next few hours there were mutliple phone calls, cow selfies, and cattle calls up and down the lane, but by late evening, the wandering rebels were finally rounded up and safely returned to their pen. As for the human household—we’ve been letting the animals do the country walks alone while we stay inside, snug and warm. All the warmest wishes from our farm to yours...may your cattle stay home, and your houses be mouse-less. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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Christmas concerts

JOY, LOVE, PEACE AND HARMONY

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The Clearview Public Schools will have several Christmas concerts over the next week. Big Valley School: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Big Valley Hall. Botha School: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Botha Hall. Donations to food bank. Brownfield School: Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Brownfield School gymnasium. Byemoor School: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Byemoor Community Hall. Donalda School: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Donalda School gymnasium. Erskine School: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Erskine School gymnasium. Gus Wetter School: Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Gus Wetter School gymnasium. Stettler Elementary School: Tuesday, Dec. 17, KLS, KTF, 1JK, 1KC, 1TJ classes. Wednesday, Dec. 18, KAD, KKT, 1AM, 1KL classes; both days 11:30 a.m. concert for grandparents and family (no tickets needed) and 6:30 p.m. concert for parents (tickets needed).

Wishing you every happiness this holiday season.

We are very proud to serve this fine community and wish all of our neighbours peace and contentment during this holiday season.

We thank you most sincerely for your trust in us. Bart and Karen Orr Derek and Kathryn Robertson Colin and Taralie Yuha Bob Hanrahan Barrie Fenby Keri Vickers Donell Nycholat

Thank You! Hank

Darren

As 2019 comes to a close, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your tremendous support this season. We look forward to serving you again next year! “Any size job welcome, big or small.”

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We Wish You a Safe and Happy Holiday! The “flip the switch” nature of electricity allows us to light up our life all year long. During the holiday season, think of all the ways you rely on power — we’d like to thank our member rural electrification associations for distributing cooperative power services to our farms and agricultural businesses. Best wishes to our members and their members – people working together! From the Management, Board and Staff of the Alberta Federation of REAs

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With Our Thanks for Your Patronage

The nicest thing about Christmas is sharing it with wonderful friends and neighbours like you. Thank you for making our year special in so many ways. We wouldn’t be here without the support of kind folks like you.

We wish you and yours a gifted holiday season!

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Prestage inducted into Hall of Fame By Murray Green

Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame inducted Bob Prestage of Camrose on Nov. 28. Prestage was one of six inductees for 2019. “The individuals being inducted have definitely left their mark on Canadian agriculture,” said Guy Charbonneau, president of the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association. P r e st a g e wa s announced as a strong leader and an excellent ambassador, dedicating decades to improving the genetics and quality of Canadian cattle to open international markets for Canadian beef and other livestock. He began by developing a progeny test program for beef cattle 60 years ago–a program that is still used across the country. His work with Canadian Beef Sire and Western Breeders improved the genetic pool of Canadian beef cattle. Bob was instrumental in creating a worldwide beef export network with the Alberta Angus Association, raising Angus to the dominant breed in the beef industry. Through his Wicklow Angus farm, Bob has a thriving international export business of semen and embryos of all species of livestock. He was nominated by the Canadian Angus Association. Prestage completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the Ontario Agricultural College. He worked for the Ontario livestock branch, quickly distinguishing himself by developing a progeny test program for beef cattle. He headed west to Byers Flour Mills in Camrose, a community he soon embraced. As a field man for the Alberta Angus Association, Bob was instrumen-

tal in creating a worldwide beef export network, helping to raise Angus to the dominant breed in the beef industry. Wicklow Angus was founded with his wife Margaret. He bred and exported Angus cattle, developing a thriving export business. When BSE crippled the Canadian beef industry in 2003, Bob helped get more than 6,000 head of Angus cattle to Russia. These animals helped see the Canadian industry through a crisis and formed the basis of the international beef industry with Canadian Angus cattle. His passion for improving the industry is evident in his long-standing leadership in organiza-

tions including 4-H, the Canadian Angus Association, World Angus Forum, Canadian National Junior Heifer Show and Canadian Bull Congress. Bob is the kind of man who brings out the best in those around him. He’s a community man, dedicating endless hours to the Camrose community in 4-H, sports and as reeve of the County. Among his many honours are an inductee in the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame, Alberta Angus Hall of Fame, Middlesex County Hall of Fame, Camrose County Wall of Honour, Camrose Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Bull Congress Award of Distinction.

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Merry Christmas

We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of you whose auctions we conducted in 2019 and our loyal auction crowd! Watch for these upcoming 2020 Auctions:

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We are currently working on other upcoming auctions and would be very interested in discussing your future auction plans with you. Please feel free to call.

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Increased moose hunting this season By Lori Larsen

With the end of this year’s hunting season, Camrose Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch (FWEB) are reporting what has been the busiest fall hunting season in recent years in regards to the number of reported violations both to the RAP line and directly to officers, as well as hunter numbers in the field. “The hunter numbers were much higher this year as indicated by hunters checked out ‘meat’ hunting,” said Camrose FWEB District Officer Lorne Rinkel. “This may be a reflection of the hard economic times we are experiencing, but we saw a lot more antlerless and cow (non-trophy) hunting tags being issued and filled this season.” Rinkel noted that if a person doesn’t spend a lot of money on hunting gear or fuel typically used while searching for a “trophy” animal, then it can be relatively easy to supplement a family’s grocery costs by hunting for non “trophy” type animals. “There was a noticeable increase in legal First Nations hunting as well,” he said. “There are still a lot of opportunities to hunt with permission on private land with landowners wanting to control the damage done by wildlife to crops, fencing and property.”

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With the increase in the number of people hunting, came substantially more infractions and Rinkel said the biggest issue they dealt with this year was trespassing. “We (FWEB Camrose) have done a lot of work with The Camrose Booster and through social media, on educating the public about people trespassing/accessing their private land, whether they be hunters, guides or outfitters. As a result we have experienced an increase in the number of landowners calling us about trespassing this fall, which was a good thing”. Rinkel added that the previous years of public education efforts conducted by Camrose FWEB, coincidentally substantiated the Alberta Premier’s recent announcement of increased rural crime deterrents specifically dealing with trespassing, which is often the precursor to larger crimes. “Those were the bulk of our hunting related complaints this season–hunting and trespassing on private and occupied land,” which he said is frustrating considering the amount of publication on the matter and the fact that it is clearly outlined in the regulations. “Bottom line. You have to have permission to access private land.” Another anomaly this year, noted by Rinkel, was

an increase in the amount of illegal moose hunting. “There has been a substantial increase in the amount of illegal harvesting of moose,” which he equated to possibly being related to the amount of meat on a moose versus deer. “It is unusual for us to see, because shooting a large animal like a moose (illegally) takes more effort to throw into the back of a truck and involves a greater likelihood of being caught” Violations dealt with included: shot and left moose, hunting in the wrong Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) for the tag produced, wastage, wrong sex being shot and shooting moose on private property without landowners permission. “There was a real increase in moose poaching south and east of Forestburg and in the Alliance and Hardisty area, which has been an increasing trend over the past three years.” Other violations the Camrose FWEB officers dealt with this season, included: shooting from roadways, hunting on occupied land, shot and left animals which Rinkel said is still a big problem and failure to properly tag harvested animals. As for major investigations, Rinkel indicated that at this point, unlike the previous four hunting

seasons, there have been fewer major investigations this year in the Camrose District. “We like to think that is a sign that we are being effective in our jobs and that people are becoming more vigilant about reporting suspicious activity. “This is my fifth fall in Camrose and this year over half of the calls were received through the RAP line and half received directly to my personal cell phone,” which Rinkel suggests is an indication of rural residents working with FWEB to prevent crime. “After five years it is noticeable that our residents are buying into calling the RAP line and or the officers (where applicable).” Rinkel said that having a second officer in the district has also proven beneficial. “However, even with two officers our responses were still more reactive than proactive.” Report any suspected poaching or serious public land abuse by telephoning the toll-free Report A Poacher line at 1-800642-3800 or visit alberta. ca/report-a-poacher. Both the telephone number and webpage can also be used for emergencies involving wildlife.


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Camrose, Alberta newspaper for rural areas

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Camrose, Alberta newspaper for rural areas