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Vol. LXVIII, No. 8  City Edition – 32 pages  Country Edition – 40 pages  January 14, 2020

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The Ukrainian New Year’s Celebration known as Malanka is a festival that is rich in ancient ritual and folklore. Malanka, a day of public enjoyment and entertainment, is known for an abundance of food and exceptional entertainment in the company of close friends. For the 35th consecutive year, the Camrose Veselka Ukrainian Dancers will participate in marking Ukrainian New Year’s Eve as per the Julian calendar. On Saturday, January 18th, this talented group of youth will perform in front of guest MC Steven Chwok, popular band The Polka Ramblers and dozens of guests prior to a hearty traditional festive dinner at Camrose Regional Exhibition. Check page 16 of The Booster for more information.

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Just Sayin’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Reflections Column by Bonnie Hutchinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Let’s stay physical in 2020. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Camrose Police Sexual Assault Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Bullough directs classic The Wind in the Willows. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Rotary speaker series focuses on agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Inside Who Can I Count On? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 City of Camrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Out and About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 to 19 On the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 and 23 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 to 26 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 and 30

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At the end of a long day when we finally lay down for sleep, we rarely give thought as to what actually happens when we shut our eyes and drift off to slumber. Usually a person goes through five phases during sleep including Stages 1, 2, 3, 4 and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. The stages progress in a cycle beginning with Stage 1 (light sleep drifting in and out of sleep, awakening easily) then to REM starting over again with Stage 1. The average person spends 50 per cent of their total sleep time in Stage 2 sleep, approximately 20 per cent in REM sleep, and the remaining 30 per cent in the other stages. Infants, by contrast, spend about half of their sleep time in REM sleep. During Stage 1, eye movement and muscle activity is very slow. When awakened from Stage 1, people often remember fragmented visual images and many experience sudden muscle contractions (hypnic myoclonia) which are often preceded by a sensation of starting to fall. During Stage 2, eye movements stop and brain waves become slower, with occasional bursts of rapid waves called sleep spindles. In Stage 3, extremely

slow brainwaves called delta waves begin to appear, interspersed with smaller, faster waves. In Stage 4, the brain almost exclusively produces delta waves. During Stages 3 and 4 (combined is referred to as deep sleep), it is extremely difficult to wake someone. There is no eye or muscle movement. If a person is awakened during Stages 3 and 4, more often than not they are disoriented and somewhat foggy for a few minutes. It is during these stages that people experience sleepwalking, night terrors and, in young children, bedwetting. In REM sleep, a person’s breathing becomes more rapid, shallow and irregular. Eye movement consists of rapid jerking in various directions and limb muscles become temporarily paralyzed. Heart rates increase and blood pressure rises. Often during REM, people experience dreaming or visual stimulation, so temporary paralyzing of the limbs decreases the risk of a person reacting to the vision and possibly injuring themselves or others. A complete sleep cycle takes approximately 90 to 110 minutes with the first REM sleep occurring about 70 to 90 minutes after a person falls asleep. The first sleep cycle

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How do we feed both wolves?

I’m writing this two days after the plane crash in Iran that killed 176 people. I’ve tried to think about something else. But I haven’t recovered from a Wednesday evening conversation with a friend who knew and worked with some of those who were killed. A husband and wife, both engineering professors and their two daughters. Two newly-wed grad students and four of their friends who were part of the wedding party. My friend is gutted. “They were so full of life,” he says. What do you do with the rage and grief? What do you do with the senselessness? ***

This is personal. And totally preventable. None of this anguish had to happen. Human beings in positions of leadership consciously chose to use their power to inflict this much carnage on this many people. I don’t mean just the plane crash. I mean the entire insanity–the act that preceded the retaliation, and the act before that and the one before that. This insanity has been going on for decades of my lifetime and for centuries before that. There are no winners. But there are certainly losers–like students and teachers and their children whose deadly error was visiting their families over the holidays. Until we learn to co-exist with people we don’t like, the insanity will not stop. ***

And how do we do that? I stumbled across The Fight of Two Wolves Within You, a version by Dean Yeong with a twist I hadn’t heard before. Keep reading to the end. An old Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good–he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.” The grandson thought about it and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.” ***

In the Cherokee world, however, there’s another version of the story. Two wolves are fighting in your mind. Which one will win? The old Cherokee replies, “If you feed them right, they both win,” and the story goes on. “You see, if I only choose to feed the white wolf, the black one will be hiding around every corner waiting for me to become distracted or weak and jump to get the attention he craves. He will always be angry and will always fight the white wolf. “But if I acknowledge him, he is happy and the white wolf is happy and we all win. For the black wolf has many qualities—tenacity, courage, fearlessness and great strategic thinking–that I have need of at times. These are the very things the white wolf lacks. But the white wolf has compassion, caring, strength and the ability to recognize what is in the best interest of all. “The white wolf needs the black wolf at his side. To feed only one would starve the other and it will become uncontrollable. To feed and care for both means they will serve you well and do nothing that is not a part of something greater, something good, something of life. “Feed them both and there will be no more internal struggle for your attention. When there is no battle inside, you can listen to the voices of deeper knowledge that will guide you in choosing what is right in every circumstance. “Peace, my son, is the Cherokee mission in life. A man or a woman who has peace inside has everything. A man or a woman who is pulled apart by war inside him or her has nothing. “How you choose to interact with the opposing forces within you will determine your life. Starve one or the other or guide them both.” ***

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Arnold Malone’s guest editorial is worthy of sober second thought. There is a First Nation’s belief that states: we do not inherit the earth, we borrow it from our children. Viewed from this perspective, Greta Thunberg and every other youth on earth not only has a right, but a duty to chastise and reprimand previous generations and decision makers for supporting activities that have damaged the planet we all share. Malone’s criticism of Thunberg’s approach to living lightly on the planet is short sighted. Not everyone needs to be vegan nor only wear used clothing. However, eating less meat and altering individual consumer behavior has the potential for making positive differences for the health of the planet as well as the health of the individual. Malone’s claim that Canadians need to import citrus as a source of vitamin C in the winter is astonishing. At one time he was the owner of a Saskatoon and strawberry u-pick operation. One of the primary marketing tools for prairie fruit growers is pointing out both saskatoons and strawberries have much higher vitamin C levels than citrus fruits. Instead of using concern for the environment as an opportunity to promote an industry he used to be engaged in, Malone opted to promote citrus farmers from other countries. He also neglected to point out other crops grown in Alberta such as red and green peppers, kale and cabbage all have much higher vitamin C levels than citrus fruits. Supporting buying local helps the environment and the Alberta economy. As a retired career poli-

tician Malone boasts and credits his generation with eradicating disease and lifting many from poverty. He claims this, while we currently face a pending crisis of drug resistant diseases and the gulf between the rich and poor in the developed world has widened since the 2008-09 financial crisis. He uses his own brand of scare tactics by suggesting a return to hunter gatherer societies. Whether a person embraces a creationist or an evolutionist belief, the hard cold fact is the planet earth is unique in the universe. Each and every one of us has been blessed with the privilege of living on earth and has a duty to treat our shared planet with respect and to consciously consider first and foremost whether our actions bring harm and whether or not altering our consumer behaviors will reduce negative impacts. Our planet needs more Thunbergs. Judy Cucheran, Ferintosh Using children

Harry Gaede wrote a response to my article about Greta Thunberg. He took umbrage with my writing and did so with two errors that a trained lawyer and former provincial judge ought not make. He made an assumption and then imputed a motive. He then chastised what he misunderstood. My opening and closing paragraphs were in support of climate action and environmental responsibility. My article was to underscore that children should not be used by powerful advocacy agencies for the purpose of promoting a cause. It’s a stretch too far to believe that Greta’s sponsors would transport her across


an ocean, lodged her in numerous cities on two continents, provided her food, and then not influence the scripting of her words and coaching her delivery. No doubt Mr. Gaede, whom I know and respect, found it easy to support Greta because—I suspect—he supports her cause. However, consider a different example. I once, in the United States, saw a repeated advertisement based on an incident where a ten-year-old boy took his father’s bedside pistol and shot and killed a home intruder. The boy was featured in TV ads by an organization, and to paraphrase said, ‘Guns in homes makes safer homes.” I suspect Mr. Gaede would not approve of using a child in that situation. On line I have watched a number of Greta’s speeches in North America and Europe. Some of those speeches have now been removed from viewing. I cannot help but believe that it was professional advocates and not a sixteen-year-old who designed a significant amount of her speech language. Finally, what happens to Greta when–as I suspect –the advocacy groups find that her value has diminished and she is returned to Sweden. It has been much reported that Greta had a difficulty making friends and was a loner at school. After a year on the world stage does she simply return to school? Does she start in the grade she left? Is someone funding to help her cope after a year of intensive media attention? What pressures will be placed upon her now? My view is: “Advocacy groups, keep your hands off our children.” Arnold Malone, formerly of Camrose

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“Baby it’s cold outside” was composed by Frank Loesser in 1944, and later appeared in the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter. This was the listening public’s first taste of the song, which has since become both a seasonal classic—popping up on radio playlists each year as Christmas approaches—and recently a magnet for criticism of the sexual politics in its lyrics. Indeed, for some years now, pop music journalists have been asking if Alexander Carpenter, Music, Augustana the time has come to remove Campus University “Baby it’s Cold Outside” from of Alberta the airwaves, in light of what they assert is its inappropriate lyrical content. Is this song that offensive? That’s hard to say, since taking offence is subjective. So, what might we say about these songs, objectively, that could aid our assessment and judgment of their worth? “Baby it’s cold outside” is a male-female duet in which a man is trying to convince his date to stay longer; each time the woman sings a line about needing to leave—in order to preserve her reputation—the man immediately counters with a warning about the blizzard outside, or a compliment, or a cloying reminder that there’s a warm fire, music and drinks to enjoy. The song has recently been characterized by critics as “rapey and coercive,” as ringing “daterape warning bells,” and as “manipulative and wrong,” especially in the context of the #MeToo era. Just last Christmas, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson responded to the ongoing concerns about the song by recording a new version, with updated, progressive-minded lyrics: the man affirms his date’s decision to leave, calls her an Uber, and asserts that “it’s your body and your choice.” “Baby it’s cold outside” can certainly be interpreted as an inappropriate song in which an oppressive male protagonist gradually overwhelms the protestations of his date. But, as a historian of music, I would argue that such an interpretation is a bit superficial and makes at least several mistakes. First, this interpretation is at best anachronistic, expecting a World War Two-era song to accord with 21st century values; at worst, it is an example of “offence archeology”—the practice of cynically and actively seeking out objects or statements from the past and viewing them through a contemporary lens in order to find them unenlightened or problematic and therefore worthy of “cancellation,” of being expunged from culture. Second, one only has to listen casually to hear the obvious ambivalence in the lyrics of “Baby it’s cold outside,” as the woman seems to gradually warm to her date’s seductive entreaties—“I wish I knew how/To break this spell”—and whose protestations become increasingly pro forma: she coyly allows that she’ll have “maybe just half a drink more,” and later “maybe just one cigarette more.” She may well end up staying the night after all, and people may well talk, but “at least I’m gonna say that I tried.” Finally, the music itself clarifies that, in this song, we are listening to a mutually-agreeable seduction scene. It is composed in a call-and-response style, with the male singer echoing the female singer nearly exactly (there is certainly precedent for this musical strategy—a man wooing a woman by mimicking or echoing what she sings—in music drama going back to Mozart, if not earlier). The back-and-forth between the two singers features a subtle increase in melodic pitch as each verse progresses, suggesting an increase in interest and sexual excitement for both parties, since the increase happens in tandem. As each section of the song ends, moreover, the man and woman sing the refrain “Baby it’s Cold Outside” in harmony, coming together as musical equals at that moment, clearly sharing the sentiment that it might just be nicer for their date to go on a little longer, whatever that might entail. Ultimately, it seems that music journalists are in a tiny and unpopular minority with respect to the cause of calling out this and other “offensive” seasonal classics (“Fairytale of New York” by the Irish band The Pogues, has also recently come under fire for its lyrics) for extirpation: the listening public is not offended and also not amused. Radio stations that have tried to pull these songs have been inundated with protests from audiences, and they continue to enjoy chart success and a substantial global popularity. Of course, we can admit that while the songs have their charms, they can certainly also be heard as offering ambivalent and complicated messages—but perhaps we should talk about them before clamouring for cancellation.

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The importance of an active lifestyle, at any age, cannot be understated. The benefits of regular physical activity are numerous. Is 2020 going to be your year for putting your health into motion? Health facts

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makes you want to burn even more calories. It is a win/win situation for sure. Exercise develops muscle which makes us stronger and protects our bones. As an added bonus, muscle mass equates to burning more fat while resting. A pound of muscle burns three times more calories than a pound of fat. As we age, we lose bone mass, but regular exercise strengthens bone density which can prevent osteoporosis. Exercise is also responsible for the youthful glow by preventing signs of aging. Exercising three times a week for 45 minutes each time helps to keep fine lines at bay. Exercise can also improve the health of your skin. The sweat released during a more rigourous workout captures dirt and oils in your skin and wicks it away, decreasing the risk of acne and breakouts. Happy, happy, happy. Exercise is a known mood booster with the release of beta-endorphin, a natural substance in the body that is hundreds of times more

potent than morphine. Most people who exercise regularly report a feeling of calm and well-being and are able to deal with stress in a more productive and positive manner. One of the obvious benefits of exercise is weight loss. Sedentary people tend to take in more calories than are needed. These unused calories accumulate as fat which settles around our vital organs. A person who is physically active may have a deficit of calories, which takes fat away and lowers weight. Extra weight can also contribute to poor joint health. Also, weight loss can improve a person’s self esteem. A good night’s rest is imperative for our health and well being. Regular physical activity helps to clear your mind and create a sense of calm, which will help you get better sleep. Caution should be taken with rigourous exercising just prior to bedtime. The boost in body temperature that comes with a cardio workout, along with the stimulation, may interfere with falling asleep. Some of the most important benefits of exercise is the boost to a person’s immune system which means you are less prone to illness and the strengthening of the body’s vital organs such as the heart and lungs. It reduces the risk of heart disease and increases our ability to move air in and out of the body. Research has proven over and over that regular physical activity decreases the risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer. While regular physical activity and exercise is a proven life changer, it is important to include a well balanced diet to get maximum health benefits. So crank up the tunes and get moving. Listening to music while exercising can improve your workout by 15 per cent. A body in motion stays in motion.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Camrose branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Christmas Cash raffle chair Agnes Minnes, back left, and Ladies Auxiliary president Grace Torpe presented prize winners front left to right, Kristie Peever with $500, Lois Jones with $250 worth of an afghan and accessories and Angie Messick with $1,000 after their names were drawn on Dec. 14.

Advance care planning By Alberta Health Services

The start of a new year is a good time to start advance care planning. Advance care planning is a way to help you think about, talk about and document your wishes for health care. It’s a process that can help you make healthcare decisions now and for the future. If there’s a time when you aren’t able to speak for yourself, it’s important that your loved ones and your healthcare team understand your wishes for healthcare. Planning today makes sure that your wishes are known, no matter what the future holds. Advance care planning may bring comfort and peace of mind to you, your family, and to those who may have to make healthcare decisions on your behalf. What are your values, wishes, and goals for your healthcare? Think about what’s important to you. Do you have beliefs that influence your healthcare wishes? Are there conditions under which you do or don’t want a certain treatment?

Where would you want to be cared for? Have you had experiences with family or friends where healthcare decisions had to be made? Have you considered organ and tissue donation? Consider getting— and filling out—a Green Sleeve. A Green Sleeve is a plastic pocket that holds your advance care planning forms. Think of it like​​​ a medical passport. It holds important legal forms that go with you through the health care system. In an e​ mergency, Alberta Health Services medical providers can look at your Green Sleeve and know your health care wishes. The Green Sleeve belongs to you and should only have the most up-todate forms inside. You can get a Green Sleeve from any ​ A lberta Health Services provider. You can ask your family doctor for one or a nurse might suggest that you get one. You can also order up to four free online. Email conversationsmatter@ ahs. ca for information.

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Dr. Boyd enjoys giving back to the community that supported her By Murray Green

Dr. Charley Boyd is a family physician at the Smith Clinic. She grew up on a grain farm near Oyen and came to Camrose to go to university at Augustana. “I picked Augustana because of its size. Coming from small town Alberta, I wanted to start at a smaller university. I wasn’t quite ready to go to the University of Alberta main campus. I was also really excited at what Augustana had to offer,” said Charley. “I made the decision to become a doctor in high school, based on the classes I was enjoying. I shadowed at a doctor’s office and I enjoyed that as well. I knew I needed several years at university and the more years I took, I would be less likely to return to a rural area,” explained Charley. She completed three years at Augustana and then moved to the main campus to complete medical school in another four years. Then she began two years of family medicine training. “I was a professional student for a long time, nine years,” she laughed. “I belonged to the United Church for a lot of years growing up with family and attended a lot of youth events, some of which were in Camrose. My value of church came through the youth years and I found a sense of community and social justice. When I came to Augustana, I connected with the chaplaincy which was helpful, but the United Church is where I felt at home,” shared Charley. “I started attending Camrose United Church.” The Flying Doctors went to Nicaragua to provide medical attention to an area that doesn’t have a lot of health care. “I found out about the Flying Doctors separately. The church fostered and encouraged helping others. Joining the Flying Doctors met that mandate for me. The CUC was very helpful and supportive in terms of fundraising to help make that trip possible for me. I remember that they put on a fundraising supper for me, serving spaghetti, and when I returned, we held an event to say thanks for that support and to report back on my experiences and share the stories. I made a presentation sharing pictures and explained what happened,” said Charley. “It was a huge part of me as far as how I look at medicine. It focused me on the importance of what I do. Part of the amazing work they do revolves around prevention. We built stoves that burn

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cleaner and hotter in people’s homes with chimneys. Most cooked over an open fire in their kitchen and, as a result, there was a lot of respiratory disease. When you spend 10 days in a place, you look at a meaningful way to impact that community. The stoves we built stayed with families and that made a bigger impact than, say, a single doctor’s visit to a patient. It showed me the power of public health policies, such as having clean drinking water. The stoves and water laid a foundation of better health for people,” Charley explained. “The biggest piece it gave to me was reflection on what I will do in my career to help people in a way that gives back to the world. Part of what I do in Camrose is in service to helping the population who needs that. I’m building up a partnership with The Open Door to provide safe and timely access to health care for youth. That’s what I do locally. I also help out in Fort Chipewyan, north of Fort McMurray, by flying in a week at a time, every two or three months.” She feels that work is really important in recognizing and focusing on what to do in our own neighbourhoods. Flying to northern Alberta is her version of helping other people. “I thought of helping others closer to home and in our own province to maintain a long-term relationship and not just for 10 days. I learned a lot in the short time, but it didn’t help the local people as much.” Limited time and resources were constraints. “I remember going to a village in Nicaragua for a one-day clinic for six hours with four doctors and each patient needed a translator. There would be a lineup out the door to see the doctor. We weren’t set up well to refer them to see specialists or surgeons. We had limited lab things we could do. To adequately

respond to things was hard because even if we gave a prescription, we didn’t know if it would be followed after we left. I like to continually work on things, rather than just a one off.” She valued the teaching experiences. “I also like to teach people to provide for their own care in the community. We taught some of the nurses in the villages things to pass on, but it is hard in so little time.” Dr. Boyd has done a lot of moving throughout her training and has had the opportunity to see a lot of places in Alberta. “Camrose, through my Augustana years, fostered a place in my heart for the city. I met my husband at Augustana, so it was a place that he called home as well. That is a big attraction and retention, when both spouses can work in the same community. We picked Camrose because it worked for both of us. We also just love Camrose. It was originally bigger than I hoped for, but it also allowed me to continue with obstetrics, delivering babies. And I’m not alone here. I don’t have to be on call 365 days a year. I just returned to work from having a baby, so that is important for me as well. I wanted to work in a hospital and a clinic.” Working in Camrose has also given her the time to continue helping others up north and help her to do developmental endeavors. “One of my goals in the future is to work more with The Open Door. I want to ask them and plan for what they need, rather than just responding to needs,” added Charley. She also wants to assist new moms and victims of sexual assault as well. “I think it is important to continue to build within our own community in Camrose. The trick in a more rural community is to balance the time between work and assisting in the community.”

• The casy of Allocating Annie, Kelsey Drama society’s 3rd annual production, was featured on The Booster cover. • K. Glen Johnson, the president of Augustana University College for 27 years, announced his intent to leave the position at the conclusion of 1995. • Incoming Camrose Chamber of Commerce president Judy McLean had a goal to get more Chamber members actively involved, instead of just holding membership. She noted, “The Chamber presently has just over 300 members, approximately one-third of which are active.” • Former Camrose District Agriculturist Larry Williams was inducted into the 4-H Wall of Fame.

50 Years Ago This Week – from Jan. 13, 1970 edition • The Camrose Snowmobile Club appealed to members to respect power toboggan rules when operating their machines within city limits. City Council, meanwhile, was pushing for zero use of snow machines in city limits from 11 pm to 7 am. • Camrose City Council officially came out in opposition to any reduction of railway passenger services through Camrose. The Camrose Chamber of Commerce also invited members to express their views on this topic to the Canadian Transport Commission. • A presentation at Burgess School by panelists: Dr. Reist MD; Mrs. Omoth, teacher; Mrs. Morek, parent; and others on Tuesday, January 20 was titled, “What is being done for Retarded Children?”

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Camrose Police sexual assault review By Lori Larsen

occurred because of the new options in scoring In an effort to ensure policing policies investigations. and reporting serves the greater good of the “We looked at all sexual assault cases, not community, Camrose Police Service (CPS) con- just the ones scored as “unfounded”. ducted a comprehensive review of all sexual Statistics indicated that 89 per cent were assaults reported from 2014 until 2017. female victims, 94 per cent were male suspects, The completed review was presented to 74 per cent of the cases the suspect was known City council, by CPS Inspector Rene Brisson to victim, 30 per cent of the sexual assaults and Chief Dean LaGrange during a committee occurred in the victim’s residence and 93 per of whole meeting held on Jan. 6. cent of the cases that were scored unfounded “Back in February 2017 Globe and Mail complied with policy. released an article that highlighted sexual assaults and unfounded rates across the province and the country,” said Brisson. Brisson explained that the term “unfounded”, at the point of the Globe and Mail article, meant when police received a complaint of sexual assault and conducted an investigation but could not find any evidence or corroboration of the offence taking place, they were left with the scoring option of “unfounded”. “It didn’t necessarily mean that the offence didn’t happen but that the police could not find evidence to prove it had occurred.” According to Brisson the Globe and Mail article brought some increased attention in North America around sexual assault and the proliferation of the Me Too Movement. He said that the Camrose Police Commission and then CPS chief committed to looking into the issues surrounding these findings and created a review committee which began a preliminary review of Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster all CPS sexual assault reports Camrose Police Service Inspector Rene Brisson provided City Council with a summary of the Sexual Assault Review. from 2010 until 2017, determining the manner in which “It was good to have that reassurance that the reports were classified. “A major contributor to the varied and the job being done was following procedures, high number of unfounded sexual assaults but there are some things from the review that across Canada was the result of limited scor- we are looking to improve upon.” Recommendations ing options within the Uniform Crime Report Recommendations resulting from the (UCR) in Stats Canada. Scoring options have review included the following. since been expanded.” The first recommendation involved an The review conducted by CPS consisted of a detailed look at over 100 sexual assault inves- update in CPS policies and procedures related tigations. “Camrose had a very high number of to sexual assault investigations. The second recommendation was for CPS to “unfounded” sexual assaults, 47 per cent were look into the viability of a Third Option when it deemed as unfounded.” Since 2017 Stats Canada has changed the comes to reporting an alleged offence. “Camrose Police Service looks at and UCR providing police with new clearance statuses options for reported and subsequently researches what is referred to as the Third Option Program,” said Brisson clarifying by investigated incidents. These statuses allow police to clear an first explaining option one and two. “With Option 1, as a survivor of sexual investigation as: insufficient evidence to proassault you have an option to report to police ceed, victim/complainant declines to proceed, victim/complainant requests that no further and have it investigated, similar to any victim action is taken and charges recommended but of crime. With Option 2 there is the option of not reporting to police and declining an invesdeclined by crown. From the 100 sexual assault investigations tigation. “The third option allows survivors who reviewed by CPS, the focus centered around the “unfounded” incidents. The statistics are unsure about reporting a sexual assault to showed that of the unfounded rates 88 per cent police to have forensic evidence collected and of the victims were female, 94 per cent of the stored for a defined period of time. This allows victims time to make the decision on suspects were male, 76 reporting or not without sacrificing per cent were reported e did not evidence.” by a third party, 24 restrict our The third recommendation is the per cent of the victims implementation of file review process wanted police investi- sexual assault review to based on the Philadelphia model. This gation and 32 per cent just deal with would involve the development of polof the victims were icy and procedure related to sexual under the age of 12 adult sexual assaults. assault cases that could involve a file years old. “That is a significant statistic,” noted Brisson review process that would include community referring to the 32 per cent of victims 12-years- partners’ collaboration, the goal of which would old and under. “We did not restrict our sexual be to bring confidence in the investigative proassault review to just deal with adult sexual cess and improve victim support. The last recommendation is to increase the assaults. We reviewed every incident involving sex allegations. Many of those involved children involvement of the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) and many of those were from known suspects– in sexual assault investigations. “The review revealed that 13 per cent of family members or extension of the family.” Brisson indicated that since the changes our sexual assault cases were investigated in the UCR stats in 2018 the “unfounded” rate by MCU and we feel that number can be dropped to six per cent in 2018, most of which increased. Our MCU has detectives in it that


specialize in dealing with major crime and if they were involved in more cases (involving sexual assault) there may be a better outcome.” On a final note, Brisson said that the public may be reassured that the number of “stranger” sexual assaults in Camrose is quite low. Council inquires

Councillor Max Lindstrand voiced concerns over the percentage of incidents involving young children and inquired as to what age these children speak for themselves and how do the police go about dealing with those situations. “It is fair to say there is a heightened awareness when it comes to children involved in these types of occurrenche majority of es,” replied occurrences I n s p e c (involving children) tor Brisson. “The are reported majority of by a third party. occurrences (involving children) are reported by a third party such as grandparents reporting having observed or heard something abnormal with a grandchild. It is not necessarily indicative of something actually occurring, specifically sexual assault, but the police then take on the investigation. Historically, if the police could not determine something happened it would be scored as unfounded.” With the new options on scoring files, Brisson suspected those rates would change. Chief LaGrange added that the Me Too Movement has brought about more awareness surrounding the crime of sexual assault. “A lot of child sexual assaults are historical. When the child gets to be of age where they can speak for themselves, it is reported then and that is investigated just as thoroughly as if it happened yesterday.” Councillor Agnes Hoveland asked how Camrose’s number of sexual assault cases compare to other municipalities. Brisson responded that compared to populations of 100,000, CPS sits slightly below average. Hoveland also inquired about what using the Philadelphia Model would look like in Camrose. Brisson said. “With the Philadelphia model involving external partners having access to police files, it would require those participating partners, such as CDSS, to be vetted first. Having external partners involved in the files (sexual assault) provides peace of mind to the public that someone other than police are reviewing them and sharing an extra lens, which provides a different perspective and they could also be advocates in the community.” Brisson said at this point it is not known which external partners would be sitting on that committee. City of Camrose manager Malcolm Boyd inquired as to whether or not Camrose was seeing any decline or increase in the number of reported sexual assaults, aside from what changes in the reporting statuses is indicating. “Did we experience any other trends in those five years.” Brisson said. “No we haven’t seen any concerning trends but we do see some fluctuating statistics year over year.” Boyd also inquired as to how reported sexual assaults occurring at the Big Valley Jamboree (BVJ) effects Camrose statistics. Brisson replied “Based on experience and anecdotally there are some reports based specifically from BVJ, which also changes year to year. The challenge with BVJ and, specifically the report of sexual assaults, is that several are reported well after the fact. With the (BVJ) population only here for four days then leaving it makes it a challenge to investigate. In total, including after the fact reported, there are usually two to five.” Brisson indicated that during last year’s BVJ event there was only three complaints. “It would not be considered epidemic.” He added that sexual assault crime is typically severely under-reported. A complete copy of the Review of Sexual Assault Investigations 2014-17 can be viewed on the CPS website at or is available upon request at Camrose Police Service.


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Kodiaks steal a victory from Bandits By Murray Green

Not very many teams in the Alberta Junior Hockey League can say they have beaten the number one ranked team in the nation, the Brooks Bandits. However, Camrose is one of three teams that have won against Brooks when the Kodiaks edged the Bandits 6-5 on Jan. 4. Camrose scored the opening two tallies coming off the play of Cody Laskosky. The Bandits then rallied and notched five of the next six goals. Brett Wieschorster added the lone tally for the Kodiaks. However, Camrose exploded for three markers in the third to complete the comeback. Lynden Grandberg, Wieschorster with his second of the night, and Laskosky completed his hat trick in the final frame. Goalie Griffin Bowerman held the net with 34 saves, while Camrose fired 27 on the Brooks’ net. Camrose also rallied late to take a 4-3 victory over the Lloydminster Bobcats the night before. After a Bobcats goal, Camrose claimed the lead with scores from Damon Zimmer and Jarret Tim-

merman. Lloydminster tied the game in the second period. The Bobcats scored first in the final period before Lane Brockhoff tied the game again. Then Connor Brock notched the winner with five minutes left in the contest. Goalie Cole Tisdale stopped 32 of 35 shots he faced, while the Kodiaks recorded 25 shots on goal. Camrose also lost 8-1 to the Okotoks Oilers on Jan. 7 to end its win streak at five games. Brock netted the only Kodiaks goal late in the middle frame. Bowerman started the game in net and made 11 out of 14 saves. Tisdale stopped 15 of 20 shots directed his way. After a three game road swing, Camrose will host the Spruce Grove Saints on Jan. 25, the Calgary Canucks on Jan. 31 and the Drayton Valley Thunder on Feb. 1. All three games begin at 7 p.m. in the Encana Arena. Bear facts

Robert Kincaid of the Kodiaks will play on Team West at the Prospects Game on Jan. 14 in Hamilton.

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Brett Wieschorster of the Camrose Kodiaks fires a shot on the Drumheller Dragons net.

Hockey Vikings host Red Deer Kings at Encana By Murray Green

T he Aug usta na Vikings are in fifth place with a 6-8 record in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference with the top six teams qualifying for playoffs. The Vikings host the Red Deer Kings on Jan. 17 with a 7:30 p.m. start time

in the Encana Arena in regular season action. Volleyball

The women’s Vikings are in third place with an 8-4 record. Medicine Hat is hosting the playoffs. The men’s Vikings are in fifth place with a 3-9 record. Lethbridge is hosting the playoffs.

Augustana hosts the NAIT Ooks on Jan. 17 at 6 and 8 p.m. in next league action. Basketball

The women’s Vikings are in third place with an 8-4 record. Medicine Hat is hosting the playoffs. The men’s Vikings are in second place with a 9-3

record. Augustana is hosting the playoffs. Augustana hosts the NAIT Ooks on Jan. 18 at 6 and 8 p.m. in the next league home game. Curling

The Vikings ladies’ rink and mixed team are preparing for the winter

regionals on Jan. 24 to 26, 2020 hosted by NAIT. The ladies’ team has a 5-1 record and is in first place. The mixed team has a 2-3 record and is in fifth place. Provincials are set for Feb. 28 to 29 with Portage hosting the championships in Lac La Biche.

Peewee Vikings goalie advances to Alberta Winter Games By Murray Green

Goalie Ethan Edwards of the Camrose peewee double-A Vikings was selected to the 2020 Alberta Winter games Zone 8 roster. The Winter Games will be held from Feb. 14 to 17 in Airdrie. The age group for hockey is U15 (born between Sept. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2005 or later). Emmytt Yukowski of Tofield is also on the same team. Zone 1 head coach is Brent Kranzler of Stettler, a former Camrose Minor Hockey player. Team Alberta

Twenty players were selected to the roster of Team Alberta to compete in the Western Canada U16 Championships. The

Western U16 was held in late-October in Calgary, with Alberta competing against teams from the other three western provinces. Former Camrose Minor Hockey player Grayson Gotaas was a defenceman on the 2019 WHL Cup Team Alberta U16 squad. He played five games and scored a goal. Gotaas is currently playing for the Sherwood Park Kings Midget tripleA team and has three goals and seven assists after 20 games. He also played three games for the AJHL’s Bonnyville Pontiacs. Reid MacKay from Irma was also on Team Alberta and earned an assist in five games.

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Cody Fiala and Evan Warmington of the Augustana Vikings storm the Briercrest Clippers net on this scoring play. Briercrest led 2-0 before the Vikings rallied to win 5-2, Jan. 11.

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Expanding dialysis care in Wetaskiwin By Murray Green

More local patients with chronic kidney disease will be able to access dialysis at the Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. The satellite hemodialysis unit expanded its hours to offer additional appointment times. Dialysis is now offered an additional four hours per day, three days a week, bringing the operating hours of the unit to 7 a.m. to 11:15 p.m., Monday to Saturday. The expanded hours are already in effect. The extra service hours have provided space for nine additional patients from the Wetaskiwin and Camrose area to receive the care they need closer to home. “I’m very pleased more patients from the area will have access to critical kidney care in their community,” said Tyler Shandro, Alberta’s Minister of Health. “Thank you to Alberta Health Services and all the staff involved for expanding the hours of the dialysis clinic and being so responsive to local needs so fewer patients have to travel away from family and home to get this life-saving care. This work strengthens our public health system and puts the needs of patients front and centre.” Hemodialysis is the process of cleansing the blood of toxins and excess fluid when normal kidney function is reduced. A patient’s blood is filtered through a dialyzer and returned to the body. Treatment, which can take four hours, is often required three times a week. “We understand the importance and benefits of receiving care and treatment as close to home as possible,” said Dr. Verna Yiu, president and CEO of Alberta Health Services (AHS). “AHS is continually monitoring and

assessing the needs of dialysis patients across the province, and we are pleased to be offering these additional spaces in Wetaskiwin and providing enhanced care for our patients.” Dialysis is offered in other communities within AHS Central Zone, including Red Deer, Drayton Valley, Drumheller, Rocky Mountain House, Olds, Stettler, Vegreville and Lloydminster. An aging population, rising diabetes rates leading to renal failure, and patients living longer on dialysis due to medical advancements, are all factors contributing to increased demand for dialysis across the province. “We know that travelling for medical needs can be a burden for patients and their families. Receiving treatment close to home improves quality of life for our patients,” said Tracy Delorme, patient care manager with Alberta Kidney Care–North. “We are very grateful to all the stakeholders involved in making this expansion possible.” Alberta Kidney Care– North provides assessment, treatment and follow-up for people with kidney problems in a geographical area that includes central and northern Alberta. The program also provides other treatments for kidney failure, including peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis and conservative care, which enables patients who may not tolerate dialysis to enjoy the best quality of life possible without hemodialysis. For more information about Alberta Kidney Care services, including hemodialysis, call Health Link at 811.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Bylaw #3064-19

Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Section 606 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta and amendments thereto, PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that Council of the City of Camrose gave first reading to Bylaw #3064-19 on November 16, 2019. The purpose of Bylaw #3064-19 is to amend the Municipal Development Plan. • That the City of Camrose Municipal Development Plan Bylaw #2684/11, be amended to include new details on school site allocations. A Public Hearing is scheduled to be held as follows: Date: Time: Place:

January 20, 2020 5:00 pm Council Chambers, City Hall, 5204-50 Avenue

Any person(s) who have an interest regarding the passing of Bylaw 3064-19 are encouraged to attend the Public Hearing in person to state their support or objections. Any written submissions to be considered by City Council are required to be submitted no later than January 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm by mail to: Kim Isaak, Deputy City Manager, City of Camrose 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 or by email to: Notice is hereby given that Council may thereafter without further notice proceed with final approval of Bylaw #3064-19 at the regular Council Meeting on January 20, 2020. For additional information, contact Francisca Fredericks, Long Range Planner by phone: 780-672-4428 or email:


Submitted The École Charlie Killam School band program receive a donation from the Elks and Royal Purple at the annual Christmas concert. Pictured from left (clockwise) are students Callie McFarlane, Holly Tanton, Elks exalted ruler Gerry Czapp, band director Bob Bailey, Sage Clinton-Silbernagel, Angela Mallo and Hyacinthe Ante.

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Veselka celebrates culture By Lori Larsen

For 35 years the Camrose Veselka Ukrainian Dance Society (CVUDS) has been celebrating culture and tradition and passing the baton down through generations. Founded in 1983 by a group of parents who wanted to preserve Ukrainian culture and tradition for generations to come, the CVUDS a non-profit society, is now 40 members strong ranging in ages three-years-old to adults.

very close friends. “It’s just so much fun and we are all so close, even though the ages range from 14 to 17 in our group (senior dancers).” Janessa, who has been dancing for 10 years, said the best part of the club is the friendships and the fun they all have despite being from different schools, communities and in her case cultural background. “We have an age range in our group from 14-17. But it doesn’t affect how close

“We work together to create our dance,” said Malia, and they all agreed that while the coach provides the basics, training and techniques the group is encouraged to add their own flare and personal touches to make the dance their own. Janessa added that because the dances come from different regions of the Ukraine with their own styles they can learn the specifics but bring in some young ideas and new gen-

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster At an exhibition performance at the Camrose Regional Exhibition during Garlands and Gatherings at the CRE event, the majority of the Camrose Veselka dancers were on hand to delight attendees with a few high spirited, colourful dances. After the performance the group were joined for a photo by Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely, far right.

The club separates the dancers into five basic age groups including up to age six, seven to nine, ten to twelve, 14 to 17 (senior dancers) and adult dancers. Through its goal of preserving Ukrainian folk dance and culture, CVUDS provides its members with professional training and development to encourage the highest levels of personal achievement combined with a fun and exciting way to stay fit and enjoy social connections. Senior dancers 17 yearolds Malia Pattullo, Sydney Matiushyk and Janessa Burr talk, with unbridled excitement and energy, about being a member of CVUDS. “I have stayed in dance because it is like therapy for me,” said Sydney a Ukrainian dancer for 14 years. “It makes me feel so good. I let everything go when I am dancing, it just doesn’t matter. I am with my friends and we have a great time. We not only learn so much about dance, but we are exercising, getting our heart rates up and having a good time.” Malia, who has also been dancing for 14 years, couldn’t agree more and since moving to Camrose both her and Sydney have been dancing in the same group (9 years) and are

we are as a dance group. You need to be close and connected and we are–we work really well as a team even though there is that age difference.” While Malia and Sydney come from a Ukrainian background, Janessa has no Ukrainian background but has totally adopted the tradition and ethnicity of not only the dance but the whole Ukrainian culture. “I enjoy how upbeat and fast it (Ukrainian dance) is,” said Janessa. “You can not be grumpy while you are dancing. It is such a happy environment it is a good reason to get out of the house and have fun.” Sydney’s passion for the club and the culture was very apparent. “Dance has been a huge part of my life since I was threeyears-old. It is very important to me and with Ukrainian dance I get to infuse the culture which makes it very special to me. “It is an art. We are expressing ourselves creatively while exercising. There are really no set rules, we are taught techniques but generally we have freedom of expression.” All three of the girls laughed when recalling the Christmas dance they created this past year to the music of Mariah Carey.

right from the little ones to the babas and dedas.” Besides getting together with family and friends Malanka provides an opportunity for the dancers to perform in an atmosphere geared at celebrating the culture and togetherness. This is also a chance for the parents, specifically mothers, to actually watch their children perform. As all three girls noted their mothers are usually backstage at performances and competitions helping the dancers prepare and rarely get to see them dance, at least full sets. “Our moms are great tools,” smiled Janessa referring to the vital role they play in helping the dancers get ready, change and get onto the stage. “But they rarely get to watch our dances.” Every year the Ukrainian society celebrates Ukrainian New Year, Malanka with family and friends coming together in an evening filled with dance, song, food and fellowship. Malanka commemorates the feast day of Saint Melania the Younger and historically, the night in the Ukraine saw carolers going from house to house playing pranks or acting out small skits with a bachelor dressed in a woman’s clothing leading the troop. While the tradition now varies from community to community as passed down through generations, the idea is still the same. Culture and tradition are a integral part of

CVUDS. It is fuzed into the lives of the dancers through more than just the performances. The members get to learn through stories from generations, cooking bees (perogies) and have also been fortunate enough to make the journey to the Ukraine. Both Malia and Sydney visited in 2013 and in the summer of 2018 all three girls made the trip along with other members of CVUDS. “It was really cool to experience different cultures and their dance,” said Sydney. “It is amazing that we get to travel while we are so young and experience all this life.” All three girls expressed sincere gratitude for the opportunities they have been given through CVUDS and hope that as they move forward in their futures they are able to continue being part of Ukrainian dance in one way or another. The baton continues to be handed down with Malia and Janessa who both have younger siblings who dance in Veselka. As for Sydney, she was the younger sibling following in her older siblings “dance”steps. For these three extraordinary young girls the future looks bright and there is no doubt that whatever they put their minds to, the experience they gained through CVUDS will serve them well.

eration music. With ages ranging from three to as mature as 75 to 80 the club knows no boundaries. “The adult group has a wide variety of skill level but they all are dancing and happy. Some are 18-year-olds that just came out of the senior dance group and there are even babas (grandmothers).” When asked what one of the most exciting parts of being a Veselka Ukrainian dancer was, the answer was unanimous. “Malanka for sure,” laughed Sydney. “There is dance and food and more dance and more food.’ Malia piped in. “We get to perform and eat food (traditional Ukrainian food which all three girls admitted they know how to prepare, specifically the Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster famous perogies.) Malanka Dancers from the senior group left to right, Malia Pattullo, Sydney is a family event Matiushyk and Janessa Burr shared their excitement and passion for the Camrose Veselka Dance club and the friendships they have formed.

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Camrose Camerata warms up winter with Landscapes concert By Murray Green

Camrose Camerata presents Landscapes, a choral concert of songs depicting winter, cold places, warm times and holy spaces. The concert takes place at Messiah Lutheran Church in the sanctuary, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. Over the years, Camerata has gained a reputation for presenting great music from a wide variety of styles and this concert is no exception. From contemporary pieces by Canadian Susan Aglukark, to country music legend Dolly

Parton, from Latin church music to joyful songs in Spanish and haunting works in Estonian, Camerata’s Landscapes concert will have something for everyone. Special guest will be Maya Rathnavalu, who will play flute for the choir for the Carly Simon song “Let the River Run” and it will also feature the usual excellent group of singers with conductor Joy-Anne Murphy at the helm, and Carolyn Olson supporting with her piano artistry. Camrose Camerata was also winner of first prize in the inaugural

Alberta Excellence Choral Class, 19 and over, in the Alberta Provincial Music Festival in June 2019, a new award category created to highlight exceptional Alberta talent through the Alberta Music Festival Association. “Our choir is thrilled to have won this prestigious new award and are excited to share with Camrose just what all the hype is about,” said Joy-Anne. Tickets are available through choir members or at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact 780-672-3372.

EmBellish rings in joy for listeners










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Performances at Cargill Theatre TICKETS: Adults $35 | Students/Seniors $30 Note: Production contains some situations and language which may not be suitable for all audiences. “Chicago” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

DANCE TO Dance Tickets available at Norsemen Inn Dance and Ring Tickets available at 780.672.5242 Murray Green, Camrose Booster EmBellish is a close knit team that rings in joy for people who love the bell sounds. By Murray Green

The chimes of handbells not only brings joy to listeners, but it also soothes the soul. Camrose United Church (CUC) is home to EmBellish, the community handbell organization led by music director Darryl Dewalt. “The most important thing is that EmBellish is its own community. That is the attraction. Everyone has a lot of fun playing. The other thing is that people like to hear bells. It adds a different music perspective for the community. We try to play at seniors’ lodges because it lifts their spirits and they are thrilled when we come to play,” shared Darryl. “It is as good for us, because it is as much fun as it is for them.” EmBellish members can be found rehearsing songs on most Thursday evenings from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at CUC. The members, about 12 plus Darryl, play some Sundays at the church, as well as at seniors’ lodges like Deer Meadows during the winter.

“We actually have one more person than we have positions. Sometimes we may double-up on the higher octaves. We rarely have everyone for rehearsals, so they take turns on having a set position. The extra is used in the position that is most needed,” explained Darryl. The group was smaller in the past because the members were limited in the amount of bells they had. The newest bell is a year old. “We have quite a range of experience. The longest serving members have been with us for almost 30 years and that goes down to someone who has been with us for two years.” EmBellish rang in the Christmas season to the Camrose community. “Ringing outside at the tree lighting was such a good experience that we decided we will play outside on the lawn for one of our last practices in the spring,” said an excited Darryl. “Standing in the snow and playing was certainly a first. Everyone was thrilled to be a part of that.

Santa Claus gave me a candy cane to conduct with, but not everyone knew that because they couldn’t see me well enough. I was amazed with the amount of people who turned up to hear us.” Darryl has experience in playing several instruments other than the church pipe organ every Sunday morning. He also conducts the choir and plays the piano at several functions within the church. “EmBellish is something totally different than other music and choirs. If you have a band or choir, you often have other people covering the same position. In handbells, everyone has their notes to play and others rely on them to perform in order to move on. That is a real challenge. It is easier for people to play handbells who don’t have a musical background or as much experience in music. It is good for people who don’t want to be in a choir or a community band,” said Darryl. “EmBellish adds another part to our worship and

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Help, we can’t dance! Seeking experienced dance instructor(s) …for local seniors interested in organized dance lessons, private or group (country theme to start). Goal is to create a small social network for regular enjoyment of music and dancing. To meet for coffee and discussion, call Neil at 780.672.9549. is very engaging. It is also visual for people to see. For members, it is a way to bring people together from other congregations and as we get older, it becomes our mental aerobics. It is very physically and teamwork oriented, and very collaborative. None of us can do this

by ourselves. We depend on each other,” said handbell member Colleen Nelson. “Our church is fortunate to have a music director to offer great music, even besides EmBellish. To have this high quality of leadership and ability is just wonderful.”

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Okay … we’ve heard ya! Back by overwhelming popular demand…

Winter Matinee Concert Series 2019-2020

Pie Café

Lifting People’s Spirits

The Silver Screen Scoundrels Sunday, January 26 at 1 p.m. Unforgettable is what a performance by stand-up bassist Keith Picot is. With a hard hitting slap style all his own, he can drive a beat like the devil, then equally and effortlessly draw out the sweet tones of a saint. In 2014, he was nominated for a Maple Blues Award as Canada’s Best Bass Player. He previously won the award in 2011. You are guaranteed pleasure when watching Keith Picot do what he loves to do. As the Silver Screen Scoundrels, Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot put on an entertaining multi-media show combining Music with Silent Films and Comedy! The Scoundrels have taken the old classic art form of Silent Movies and thrust it into the modern world.

Returns Thursday, January 16

Jazz Affair

Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, February 23 at 1 p.m. In April 2012, the group was chosen for the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival in New York where it won two prizes: the prize for best arrangement, and the prize for best soloist, awarded to Marie-Pier Deschênes. Since then, Jazz Affair has taken the stage at many events and festivals, such as the Festival de Jazz de Quebec (2013), the Francofolies in Montréal (2013 and 2014), the Montréal A Cappella Festival (2013 and 2014), SuttonJazz (2016) and the Festival International des Hautes-Laurentides (2017). Coming out strong with their first album (Jam) which came out in early 2017, the group now aims to find new audiences beyond it’s native Quebec. Jazz Affair launched its second album (Wishes) in early 2019.

Ken Stead Sunday, March 22 at 1 p.m. Whether playing solo or with his five-piece band, Ken Stead makes every room feel like home. A generous demeanor, a delicate wit and an empathetic understanding of audiences of all shapes, his performances are as true and honest as the songs themselves. Ken is known for silencing a room to a whisper, but with his new release, Civil War, he proves capable of starting an uproar. With more volume comes more space to make heartfelt moments rattle through your chest. Guitars, bass and drums punctuate charged lyricism and lived experience. Its full and dynamic roots rock with an emphasis on connecting with an audience, born from Stead’s keen musical interest in both folk and hip hop. 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.

Location: Daysland Palace Theatre For information and tickets, call Sharon at 780.374.2403 Tickets: $75/3 Concerts or $30/Concert

Congress bringing laughs with Callieou


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Mannskor: Men’s Choir: led by Dr. John Wiebe Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm First Rehearsal: January 27 Sangkor: Women’s Choir: led by Dr. John Wiebe Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm First Rehearsal: January 30 SingAble: Community Inclusion Choir:

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LOUGHEED CENTRE (Cargill Theatre) Wednesday, January 22 @ 12:30 pm (school matinee, but open to the public) Thursday, January 23 @12:30 pm (school matinee, but open to the public) Friday, January 24 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, January 25 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, January 26 @ 2:30 pm Tickets: $27.56 (Adult); $23.36 (Senior); $19.16 (Student) (Call the Box Office 780.608.2922)

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“Their performances are a mixture of great music, comedy mixed with their own silent films! They are performers that you could watch countless times as each show is unique.”

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The Canadian Bull Congress isn’t just about showing prize animals. It’s a great place to laugh and pick up your spirits during the Taste of Beef Banquet on Jan. 24, at the Camrose Regional Exhibition. Nationally known comedian Lars Callieou will be on stage to provide entertainment after the steak challenge and banquet. He has been overseas to entertain the troops on three occasions (Kuwait, IRAQ, Kyrgyzstan, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi) and has a weekly comedy radio show on CJSR 88.5 FM that is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee. He was selected as the Best of the Fest at the 2018 SLO Comedy Festival in San Luis Obispo, California. Callieou made his first appearance at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia and you may have seen him on the CBC’s Debaters and on television. He claims to be an

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Barber cuts a fine version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit songs

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Now Showing Friday, Jan. 17 to Thursday, Jan. 23

Open for Matinee on Friday, January 17 Nightly: 7:30 pm Matinees Fri., Sat. & Sun.: 2:05 pm PG

By Murray Green

Terry Barber, one of the top countertenor voices in Canada, will be performing the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber on the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre stage on Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. He sings show-stopping hits from 10 of the world’s most beloved musicals, performing his own versions of songs from Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar. “It’s amazing to be able to come out to Alberta to perform. I have 80 performances on this tour and 29 are in Alberta,” said an excited Terry from Consort. “I went to the arts conference and had no idea what opportunities there were or what the response was going to be. I’m honoured to be able to meet new people.” Internationally acclaimed countertenor, Terry is known for his extraordinary range, both vocally and stylistically. Past member of the Grammy-winning group Chanticleer, Terry has been a soloist for the best venues around the world and has been a soloist on recordings for every major record label, with a variety of artists from Madonna to the London Philharmonic. “I like his (Webber) work because it covers all of the vocal ranges. I will sing his most popular songs and a few of the most requested songs from my regular tour. Webber’s work also offers a wide range of music from opera to rock,” shared Terry. “I perform his music because it suits my range of vocals and Jesus Christ Superstar is the longest running musical on Broadway, so it is favourite for a lot of people. It is easy to choose a writer like Webber because it offers a wide range of vocals and emotion,” added Terry. “I have a secret weapon on tour. Her name is Michelle Foster and she is a great pianist with a secret talent. That is all I’m going to say,” said Terry as a teaser to the upcoming show. “People have been enjoying her addition to the tour.”

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Fresh Fish


If you enjoy fresh fish, Fridays just got better for you. A delivery of fresh fish arrives every week at the Norsemen Inn. It could be salmon, sole, ocean perch, arctic char or cod. Our cod fish and chips, using a batter made from fresh beer brewed here, is one you soon won’t forget.

Join us this Friday for the catch of the day.

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A Canadian economic disaster By Damien C. Kurek, MP, Battle River-Crowfoot

On Dec. 16, the Liberal Government released their Fall Economic Update. It was filled with evidence that Canada is on the wrong track. It outlined massive spending increases, reduced fiscal accountability and deficits for decades to come. In his address finance minister Bill Morneau painted over the government’s disastrous fiscal record by stating the economy is “sound and growing.” Yet, he failed to acknowledge the mountain of debt burdening our country and the crippling effect that this tax and spend philosophy has on hardworking Canadians. Mr. Morneau presented a deficit that is on track to substantially deepen. The finance minister’s deficit ballooned to nearly $27 billion, signaling a $7 billion increase versus what was promised in the budget earlier this past spring and not accounting for many of the costly election promises they made. While the Liberals spend your tax dollars frivolously, it is Canadians that will be forced to pay the bill. Further, the ballooning debt will only increase the financial angst of Canadians who have already faced a substantially lower wage growth under the Justin Trudeau government. Under Trudeau, average annual income growth is only $38, $390 less than the growth in 2015 prior to the Liberals forming government. The Fraser Institute recently published a report showing the spending by the Trudeau government, adjusted for inflation, has become the greatest in Canadian history. The report states that “three of the four highest-spending years on record—2017, 2018 and 2019–are all in the current government’s tenure.” In the past, other governments have had to endure greater debt levels and spend greater to weather the volatility of war or depression. The stark contrast with the current government is that our nation has not been burdened with a recession, depression, or war. For example, in 1943, at the height of Second World War, per person spending (in 2019 dollars) reached $7,582 and in post war this decreased dramatically. Compare this with spending in 2019 at $9,066 per person. In times of recession, governments spend money to kick-start the economy; either to start infrastructure projects to ensure that Canadians get back to work or assist struggling businesses in an adverse economic environment. The Liberals have become overzealous in their spending and it has made Canada vulnerable for a “made in Canada economic disaster.” The Liberal government is committing a series of unnecessary errors during a time when they should have been ensuring Canada’s fiscal house is in order to weather uncertainty. Tax-payers are on the hook for the Liberal government’s record high spending. This will force all of us, including future generations, to pay the bill. Conservatives will continue to fight for accountability in government and respect for your tax dollars. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this column you are encouraged to write Damien at 4945-50th Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1P9, call toll-free 1-800-665-4358, text 403.575-5625, or e-mail You can also stay up to date with what Damien is up to by following him on social media @dckurek.

Bullough directs classic The Wind in the Willows By Murray Green

The Augustana drama department will be presenting the classic tale and magical world of Badger, Mole, Rat and Toad in The Wind in the Willows. “We are following the original Kenneth Grahame story that was adapted by Paul Sills that ended up on Broadway,” said director Chris Bullough, who took over from Paul “Sparky” Johnson because he was under the weather. Bullough is an actor, writer and instructor at both the University of Alberta and Augustana. “I came on as a sessional last semester to teach and they brought me back to take over from Paul. I’m always looking for opportunities to direct. I had a chance to meet the students last semester. I knew what play he picked and I was thinking about asking to be an assistant director, but with two children and living in Edmonton, I thought I better not,” shared Chris. “I have a story theatre approach to my own work and use devices to tell the story. Paul Sills was a huge improv teacher and I got my start with improv.” The play will be shown in the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre with matinees for school children and evening shows. The play hits the stage on Wednesday, Jan. 22

to Sunday, Jan. 26. On Jan. 22 and 23 the shows begin at 12:30 p.m. On Jan. 24 and 25 the performance starts at 7:30 p.m. and the final show will be held on Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. “I had a chance to speak with Sparky and the students, so I took what they were telling me and added into my own hopper because you have to bring your own self to it as well,” explained Chris. The drama class normally has a few months to prepare for shows, but since the move to three week courses, all that has changed. “It doubles the pressure because you only have three weeks from start to finish. Honestly, the senior students have the experience and the passion to really help me out. They have been great at set design and costumes after only a week,” added Chris. The course has about 20 students that will either be on stage or behind the scenes. “I’m really happy to have the students that I have,” Chris said. “When I was a child, I used to watch the stop motion animation on television and I remember being fascinated about these animals in Edwardian costumes. I read the book to prepare for this and it portrays humanity, and how we bumble along to make best use of what we have at the same time of honouring the

beauty of nature,” said Chris. “We get to see life through a lens and animals, a step back to look at humanity and see how beautiful and fragile it all is.” The play is full of fun and comedy, in a British way. “We get to laugh at ourselves and have fun. Mr. Toad goes on about the fascination of the motor vehicle and back then (1908) it was such a novelty. I’m having fun being re-introduced to the story.” This timeless classic, written by Grahame, began as a bedtime story he told to his son, Allister. The story takes place in Edwardian England at a time when horse and wagon were competing with the automobile. It combines the wisdom and curiosity of the animals of The Riverbank and the Wild Wood with the people of the Wild World. The action centres around Ratty, Mole and Badger trying to get a handle on Mr. Toad as he is determined to drive himself to ruin through his obsession with automobiles. This family play is suitable for all ages. “Sills was the original director of The Second City and the originator of Story Theatre on Broadway. When Paul passed in 2008, they dimmed the lights on Broadway as a tribute,” said Sparky.


Murray Green, Camrose Booster Augustana drama students, from left to right, Keegan Will, Racquel Deveau, Kyra Gusdal, Bennett Wilson, Kris Bergman and Daniel Wiltzen help decide the future in the classic tale The Wind In The Willows. The play will be held on Jan. 22 to 26 at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre.

Sing-a-long with Grease movie By Murray Green

You sang along in the movie theatre when the original show came out. Now you are encouraged to Sing-a-long to Grease at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Jan. 17 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady, but never

quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars. The evening begins with your Sing-a-long Grease host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free

fun pack during the film and suggest some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. Then just sit back and watch Danny and Sandy and the gang, while singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen. It couldn’t be easier…or more fun. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

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Thunderbird fun is only thing restored By Murray Green

Darcy Lischynski of Bashaw owns a two-door 1966 Ford Thunderbird. “I found this car behind a fence with a for sale sign on it in Lacombe. Its a true Canadian car and I’m the fourth owner. It only has 128,600 miles on it and it is a survivor,” explained Darcy. “It is unrestored and I have basically done nothing to the Thunderbird except change points and fluids. It was in this good of shape when I found it. Although it is a Canadian car, it has never seen snow. It has always been garaged.” The fourth generation of the Ford Thunderbird was a personal luxury car produced by Ford for the 1964 to 1966 model years. This generation of the Thunderbird was restyled in favour of a more squaredoff, formal look. The Thunderbird’s sporty image with the standard 390 cubic inch 300 horsepower V8 engine was in looks. The heavier models slowed the car down. The softly sprung suspension allowed considerable body lean, wallow, and float on curves and bumps. “When I was in high school, a buddy of mine had a 1972 Thunderbird and we had a lot of good fun in that. I had a 1977 El Camino at the time and the Thunderbird was in a lot better


Murray Green, Camrose Booster Darcy Lischynski brought back a lot of fond memories with the purchase of his 1966 Ford Thunderbird. This classic vehicle has been kept in great shape by never seeing snow in Canada.

shape than the El Camino. I just couldn’t say no to it,” recalled Darcy. “Thunderbird means fun to me. I like Thunderbirds better than Mustangs because there are a lot of Mustangs still on the road. I probably put two or three thousand miles on it a year. I go to car shows and it is my grocery getter. I’ve


For 1966, the 390 cubic inch V8’s power was increased to 315 horsepower. The larger 428 cubic inch V-8 became optional, rated at 345 gross horsepower and providing a notable improvement in zero to 60 acceleration to about nine seconds. All models featured a new front clip. A flatter hood, re-shaped front fenders, new headlight buckets, new egg crate grille with large Thunderbird emblem, new bumper guards, a single bumper bar, and painted roll pan replaced the previous two model year’s two-piece front bumper. The rear taillights were revised, now a three-piece unit going the full width across the rear, the backup light now located in the centre section replaced the formerly rear roll pan mounted lamps. A new Town Hardtop model was offered, featured a roof with blind quarter panels for a more ‘formal’ look (at the cost of rear visibility). The Landau was replaced by the blind quarter formal roofed Town Landau, which retained the previous model’s padded roof and landau S-bars. It became by far the best-selling model, accounting for 35,105 of the 1966 model’s 69,176 sales. A green 1966 Thunderbird convertible was prominently featured in the 1991 film Thelma and Louise, starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, a red convertible was featured in the 1983 film The Outsiders.

taken it on some long road trips and I’m not scared to drive it,” added Darcy. “The nice thing is I don’t have a lot of money into it, so I’m not scared to drive it. I didn’t want a show car that you have to trailer around. I wanted a driver.” The revised model was initially offered as a hardtop, convertible, Sports Roadster with dealerinstalled tonneau cover and wire wheels, and Landau with vinyl roof, simulated Landau irons, and wood grain interior appointments. The 1964 Thunderbird was the only car of this generation to have the word Thunderbird spelled out on the front hood instead of a chrome emblem. The only transmission available was the Cruise-O-Matic MX three-speed automatic. “The 1966 has a 390 engine with a four-barrel, so it goes pretty good. The cars came with a 390 or a 428 motor. This one is rated about 300 horsepower and the 428 was rated at 315, so not a whole lot of difference,” shared Darcy. “The Swing Away steering wheel can swing

sideways. It has a Mercury speedometer and all of the windows are powered. Even the little vent window is powered. For a 1966, it has a lot of extras including a huge trunk. It has full instrumentation, a three-speed automatic, AMFM cassette and sequential taillights.” Some repairs on the

passenger side door and new seats are the first things that would be restored. “One day I’d like to put a new interior in it. The foam in the seats are gone. I have to sit on a pillow. The nice thing about Thunderbirds is that I can get parts or supplies out of the States quite easily,” said Darcy.

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

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Police remind residents lock it up By Lori Larsen

Camrose Police Service are once again reminding residents to lock up their vehicles and other property to avoid being the victim of theft. Two separate incidents of vehicle theft occurring in Camrose recently reiterate the importance of ensuring your vehicles are secured. On Jan. 7 at 6:30 a.m., a male contacted Camrose Police to advise that his green 2004 Ford pick-up truck had been stolen from outside his residence where he had left it idling and unattended. Upon further investigation, CPS learned that two firearms had been left inside the unlocked vehicle. A short time later, police learned that the stolen vehicle the suspect was driving drove into the ditch, east of Camrose. The suspect was provided a ride back into Camrose by a good samaritan.

theft, possession of stolen property, two counts of failing to comply with his probation order, operating a motor vehicle while prohibited and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. A bail hearing was conducted and the suspect was released by a justice of the peace on a $2,500 no cash release order. The second suspect, a 30-year-old male from Camrose, was found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl. He was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property and failing to comply with his conditions. He was later released on an appearance notice. The third suspect, a 28-year-old male from Saddle Lake who had two outstanding warrants, was charged with possession of stolen property. He

foot but was quickly arrested by police. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the male suspect had stolen another pick-up truck from Penhold, prior to exchanging that vehicle with the truck he stole in Camrose. A 24-year-old male from the Red Deer area, a prolific property offender in central Alberta with previous convictions of theft of vehicles, faces 22 charges which include two counts of theft of vehicles, four counts of possession of stolen property, two counts of mischief, two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of driving an uninsured vehicle, operating a motor vehicle while prohibited, possession of break-in tools, and eight counts of failing to comply with his conditions. He remains in custody with a first appearance in Camrose provincial

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Geraldine “Gerri” Veronica Macpherson Geraldine “Gerri” Veronica Macpherson of Camrose, AB was born on March 21, 1942 in Windsor, Ontario. She was the second child of Dan and Josephine Fenton. Gerri lived her early years in Tecumseh, ON, and it was there that she attended school. In 1962, at the age of 20, Gerri joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and she was posted at Gimli, MN. It was at Gimli where Gerri met Douglas Macpherson. They were married on June 2, 1962 and they started their family: Stephen, Gail and Sheila were all born in Manitoba, while Daniel was born in Germany. Gerri and her family were transferred with the Air Force several times during their military career, both within Canada and abroad. Their postings included Gimli (Manitoba), Zweibrucken (Germany), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Trenton (Ontario), Cold Lake (Alberta), Baden-Soellingen (Germany), and they finished their career back at Cold Lake. During their stay in Germany, Douglas and Gerri joined a walking club as a means of touring and exercise in the small towns throughout Europe. Over those four years in the mid-1980s, they walked nearly 10,000 kilometers, completed 18 marathons, and visited 13 different countries. The beautiful white Trillium Urn which Gerri chose for herself was an award she had received from the German Walking Club. Gerri and Douglas retired in Camrose where she enjoyed the easygoing lifestyle and the many friends she met. She enjoyed the evenings at the bingo hall and her favourite slot machines at the Casino. Gerri passed away on December 7, 2019 at the age of 77 years. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Douglas; children Stephen (Liz) of Kansas City, Missouri, Gail (Robert) Mantle of Irricana, AB, and Dan (Monica) of Camrose, AB; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; her sister Joyce (Guy) Poynter of Tecumseh, ON; brother Bill (Kay) Fenton of Toronto, ON; and son-in-law David Kensley. She was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Josephine Fenton; and her daughter Sheila Kensley. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m on Saturday, January 18, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Camrose, AB with Father Joby Augustin as celebrant. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at the Camrose Valleyview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made towards the Camrose Animal Shelter or to the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation.

Dennis Vernon Galenza September 22, 1942 ~ January 4, 2020 Dennis passed away on January 4, 2020 at the age of 77 on the family farm in the Hay Lakes area. Dennis will be sadly missed and remembered by his brother Lawrence Galenza; niece Christine (Ken) Cha and their daughters Justine and Vanessa; nephew Larry (Gale) Galenza and their sons Cote (Jeni) and Barry; nephew Kendall Beleshko; nephew Ferrell Beleshko (Jen) and their son Roman; brother-in-law Harry Beleshko; Elaine Galenza; and many special friends and cousins. Dennis was predeceased by his sister Lorraine Beleshko and parents Josephine and Peter Galenza. Dennis was born in Camrose on September 22, 1942 and was raised on the farm where he lived his whole life. He went to school at Ellswick and then in Hay Lakes. Dennis enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a steward of nature. He worked on the family farm as a young man and continued working evenings and weekends after taking on full time work as a carpenter, then in the oilfield, at Stelco and for the Alberta Government Services in the Mechanical Maintenance Department. He took classes at N.A.I.T. several winters in the evenings and received his welder’s ticket and machinist certificate. Later, he worked at Green Spade Tree Movers and Pipe-Watch Inc. He was also an integral part in the transformation of the old Bono’s building from restaurant to dental office. He was a man of many talents and skills and was always willing to help and lend his many skills to family, friends and neighbours. Dennis was always busy with different projects and helping others. Dennis will be remembered lovingly for his generous heart, helping hand and sense of humour. A Prayer Vigil was held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel. A Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Joby Augustin officiating. Interment has taken place at St. Peter and St. Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hay Lakes. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Dennis’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Ducks Unlimited. To send condolences, please visit

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William Solverson May 24, 1924 ~ January 9, 2020 Bill Solverson of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at the age of 95 years. Left to cherish his memory are his children Jean (Neil) Johnston of Camrose, Peggy Breckenridge of Edmonton, David (Elizabeth) of Camrose, Kathy (Daryl) Broen of Camrose, Ken (Michelle) of Camrose, Julie (Ken) Kummer of Barrhead, and Joan (Ken) Lesy of Edmonton; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and brothers Jack (Helen) of New Norway and Mike (Joan) of Lacombe. Bill was predeceased by his wife Mary; son Jimmy; daughter Janet; brother Donald; sisters Marie Harper and Mary Lynn; and parents Solvie and Ruby Solverson. A private family service will be held at a later date. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in William’s memory may be made to the Louise Jensen Care Centre – Juniper Cottage. To send condolences, please visit

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Ed Nordin who passed away on January 12, 1995 Those we love don’t ever go away – they walk beside us every day. For twenty-five years, your memory has been our daily treasure. Forever loved, missed and remembered by Bernette Fietz, Lila and Dale Kreutz and family, Donald and Crystal Fietz and family

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Anne Matzen who passed away on January 13, 2005 Mum, a thousand words can’t bring you back, I know because I tried. Neither can a million tears, I know because I cried. Always loved and remembered by Hazel

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Shirley Johnson …would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our extended family, neighbours and friends who helped and supported us, before and after the funeral, and all who travelled to be with us during this difficult time. To all of the community where Shirley worked, lived and volunteered, your attendance on December 23, 2019 was sincerely appreciated. A special thank you to Pastor Bev Swanson for the beautiful service; to the Messiah Lutheran Church ladies for the lovely lunch; and to Burgar Funeral Home for their support. We are so appreciative of all the care that Shirley received throughout her journey with cancer. We would like to acknowledge the support and outstanding medical care that was given by Dr. Morrow, the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, Hospitalists, Camrose Cancer Centre, Dr. Otto, the Smith Clinic staff, the Homecare team, Safeway Pharmacy, Misericordia Hospital, Dr. Venner and the Cross Cancer Institute team who all treated Shirley with dignity and respect. We say thank you! – Dennis, Greg, Angela, Tristan, Rylan and Kane Johnson, Marnie, Dallas, Chelsea and Tyler Barkman

In loving memory of our dear parents, grandparents and great-grandparents

Paul and Tillie Lychak Sadly missed along life’s way No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts, You’re always there. From your family with love

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Lionel M. Troyer who passed away on January 9, 2007 Every day in some small way, Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near, Still missed, loved and always dear. Love, Lois and family

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John Edward Banack September 22, 1942 ~ January 4, 2020 John was 71 years old when he passed unexpectedly on Monday, November 11, 2019. John was a man known for his generosity and his commitment to any task he undertook. Born in Camrose, Alberta, John grew up in Round Hill, Alberta. As a young man, John moved to Calgary where he began a 40-plus year career as an elevator maintenance mechanic with Otis Elevator Company. John retired in 2008. After nursing his beloved wife, Lana, through her battle with cancer until she passed in 2013, John filled his days working on family genealogy, enjoying time with his grandchildren, and a multitude of tasks in which he had pre-existing interests, as well as gaining new interests. John had a 34-year history of heart conditions and, over these years, spent months in Unit 81 at Foothills Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Brent Mitchell (cardiologist) and the staff in Unit 81 for their part in the treatment of John’s heart ailments over all those decades. John is survived by his son Cory (Deb), grandsons Joshua and Matthew; his daughter Jana (Jeff) and granddaughters Kaitlyn and Rebecca. He is also survived by his sister Maxine Sych (George) and brother Larry Banack (Linda). John was predeceased by his wife Lana of 44 years; and his mother and father, Olga and Edward Banack, of Round Hill, Alberta, In many conversations, John had indicated if he passed in winter, that he wanted his Memorial Service to be in the spring, which was when John said, “You can FEEL the sunshine again.” A Memorial Service will be held at Foster’s Garden Chapel, 3220-4 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends and family donate, in honour of John, to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta to further research into heart conditions. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family, via the website:

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Florence Branson On January 3, 2020, Mrs. Florence Edith Branson of Kingman, Alberta passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She is survived by her daughters Vicki Lynn Journault (Eugene) and Patti-Jo BransonWestergard (Allan); seven grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Florence was predeceased by her husband Francis (Hap) Branson; her daughter Bonnie Lee Magee (nee Branson); and her granddaughter Heather Jean Magee. Her family is planning a celebration of Florence’s life to be held this spring in Camrose, Alberta. Memorial donations may be made to S.P.C.A. or Plan Canada.

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Gerald Polei August 4, 1945 ~ December 11, 2019 …would like to thank our family, friends and neighbours for the kind and thoughtful support we received during Gerry’s illness and after his passing. Thank you for all the cards, flowers and food. We’d also like to thank the medical staff at Wetaskiwin Hospital, the Kaye Clinic and the U of A Hospital. Special thanks to St. Mary’s Hospital for the excellent and kind care provided. Thank you, Scandia Lutheran Church, for opening your doors to us for the funeral and to the ladies for the wonderful lunch. Thank you to all who made donations in Gerry’s memory. To Rev. Norman Lentz, thank you for officiating the service and for your meaningful message. Also, special thanks to Carvel Skaret for the tribute to Gerry and to Leona Duffy for the reading. Many thanks to Burgar Funeral Home for the friendly and helpful guidance given to us. With gratitude, Linda Polei and family

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Three mystery items have Booster staff and a few other people baffled. The top item is believed to be a skirt hem marker; however, the two bottom items are still in question. By Lori Larsen

Have you ever found an item in a trunk, drawer, cupboard or other space that you were cleaning out and wondered, “What exactly is this and what was it used for?” For Killam resident Ralph Sorenson, three such items had him somewhat befuddled. While cleaning out some possessions of his sister, who passed away mid-2019, he discovered three items that he just couldn’t put

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Norman Tennant …would like to thank our family and friends for the visits, phone calls, food and flowers given to our family at the time of Norman’s passing. Also, thanks to Burgar Funeral Home for your support and direction, and to Rev. Brian Hunter for your comforting words and compassion. A special thank you to the doctors and staff at Daysland Hospital for the excellent care given to Norman during the time he spent there, and for the kindness shown to our family. We truly appreciate all the acts of kindness we received during this difficult time. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. – Kathleen Tennant Daryl, Karen and family Marilyn, Mark and family

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

Library offers more than just a good read Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose Public Library (CPL) is so much more than stacks of books – it is the hub of the community where a plethora of physical literacy items are available for loan. CPL technician programmer Kelly Higgins demonstrates how easily the snowshoes the library has for loan are to slip on and welcomes anyone from Camrose or area to come in and borrow a pair to take advantage of one of the many beautiful walking trails or trek around your property. Come in and check out, literally, any of the items or programs offered at the library.

a name to or begin to figure out their purpose. Hoping he might find some answers among the staff at The Camrose Booster, Ralph brought the items in for us to have a look. A photo of the item was posted on Camrose NOW! and accompanies this article. One of the staff members was able to research a patent number

on the one item and identified it as a sewing skirt measurement device. The other two items are still a mystery. If you think you might have an idea of the identity and use of either of the other two items, slip us an email at news@camrose, post a message on the Camrose NOW! app or on our website at

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Rotary speaker series focuses on agriculture By Murray Green

Local dairy farm entrepreneur Jake Vermeer will be the guest speaker as the Camrose Rotary Club is bringing its popular Speaker Series on Jan. 20. The meetings are open to the public beginning at 11:45 a.m. at the Camrose Resort Casino. If you can’t make lunch, the speakers begin at 12:45 p.m. The speaker series is at no charge, but there is a fee for lunch. Jake has an animal science diploma from Lakeland College and is a director on the Camrose Regional Exhibition board. Alberta is home to one of the most technologically advanced dairy farms in western Canada. Vermeer Dairy, located near Camrose, is a second-generation family farm. Immigrating from Holland in 1993, Maryn and Ans and their three children started with only 43 cows. Nearly 30 years later and the farm is one of the largest in Alberta with about 600 milking cows. The growth on the farm was attributed to Jake’s expertise for working smarter, not harder. The family has always put each cow’s comfort at the top of the priority list and they help achieve this through technology. For example, each of their cows is fitted with a Fit Bit, they monitor their cows remotely via cell phone and the ultra modern barn is computercontrolled. The Fit Bit monitors how the animal chews its cud. An alert to their phone notifies the family of any changes in an animal’s rumination cycle. This could be an early sign the cow is ill. This means the team is able to treat the cows sooner and thus keep the cows healthier. The family also checks their herd with a quick view on their phone. No matter where they are, they can always keep a close eye on their animals through remote viewing thanks to cameras set up on various pens that are connected to an app. A fully automated ventilation system is computer controlled. From changing fan speeds, opening barn doors to turning on the water misters, the technology to keep their animals comfortable is high tech. The farm is also a sustainable source of employment for 13 residents. By supporting local jobs, the farm helps sustain the

community around them and improve the economic prosperity of rural Alberta. About 17,000 jobs are sustained by the Alberta dairy industry. They also source the vast majority of their feed from local grain farmers. This ensures that when dairy does well, other types of agriculture succeed and grow too. The family continues to invest in Alberta. They recently expanded their facility because they are confident in the future of agriculture in the province. By housing more cows, the farm is able to produce more homegrown Alberta milk. Ingenuity is shaping the future of their farm. Vermeers are looking at installing colour-picture technology that takes a photo of milk and is able to provide detailed information about its composition, that right now can only be done by a lab in Edmonton. They are also on their second year of biodegradable plastic that turns their field into a greenhouse. The result? Better feed for their cows from improved varieties of corn rarely grown in our harsh Alberta climate. Vermeer Dairy is an Alberta success story. This modern dairy is leading the pack on finding progressive ways to farm. On Feb. 3, D’Arcy Hilgartner of Hilgartner Farms near Camrose will speak on From the Family Farm to the Corporate Farm. On Feb 24, Will Pattison, an agricultural economist from around Kingman will discuss The Economics of Farming–Then and Now. Camrose Daybreak Club will have a speaker at 5:45 p.m. at the Camrose Resort Casino. On Feb. 10, Dr. Demetres Tryphonopoulos, the dean and executive officer of the University of Alberta Augustana Campus will bring news from the new dean. This is also Cadet Night. On March 16, Cliff Drever and Dave Solverson of rural Camrose will both talk about Ranching and the Beef Industry. On March 23, Don Ruzika of Ruzika Sunrise Farm near Killam will share his views about The Value of Eco Systems in Agriculture. On April 6, Steve Snider of Little Red Hen Mills Farm near New Norway will talk about Farming the Organic Way.


Murray Green, Camrose Booster Camrose sports enthusiast Kelly Wiebe has had plenty to cheer about the last few months. He is a big supporter of the Canadian World Junior Hockey team that captured the World Cup on Jan. 5. He celebrated by walking the streets proudly waving his Canadian flag. In late November, he also celebrated the Grey Cup winning Winnipeg Blue Bombers victory in similar fashion. Kelly came from Manitoba before moving to Camrose many years ago.


Murray Green, Camrose Booster The Battle River Quilters’ Guild presented 71 quilts to various organizations throughout the community before the holiday season at the Bethel Lutheran Church. President Donna McShane, left, presented 14 quilts to Karen Sterling of the Louise Jensen Centre under the Bethany Group to share with families.


Submitted Battle River School Division board of trustees thanked its friends and some of the many individuals and organizations who go above and beyond in their support of schools. This year, the board was honoured to present four different Friends of Battle River awards. Tammy Richard, centre, of the Addictions and Mental Health Program of Alberta Health Services was celebrated for all the many ways in which she contributes to the well-being of students and staff. She received a plaque from board members Lyle Albrecht and Zsuzsanna Hemperger.

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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.

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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.

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THANK YOU THE FAMILY OF MELITA HILDEBRANDT – would like to thank all our family and friends for all the cards, phone calls, memorial donations, food and support shown to us during this difficult time. A very special thank you to all the staff at Juniper and Louise Jensen Centres who cared for Mom. A very special thank you to Pastor Dave Eriksson, Pastor Ed Lehman and Pastor Mark Morris for their support at her memorial services. We would also like to thank Dr. Donna Morrow and Dr. Parampreet Sainbhee for their exceptional care of Mom. ~ Deanna and Arnie Enns, Dolores and Ron Roth, Ric and Colleen Hildebrandt CAMROSE COUNTY COUNCIL, STAFF, FAMILY AND FRIENDS – Thank you for the heartfelt retirement party given in my honour on Jan. 3. It will forever be remembered! A special thank you to the staff who organized the event and to all of you who attended the evening. It was wonderful to see so many of the employees with whom I had the pleasure to work over the many years of my employment. Remember: “Take the time to enjoy the journey, not just the destination”. ~ Marilyn Nordin

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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.

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


LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE – Family smorg style breakfast at Moose Family Center, Sunday, January 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults, $8.00.

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

ROUND HILL-DODDS AGRICULTURAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION – is holding a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. on January 23 at the Round Hill Community Centre. All members are encouraged to attend to discuss the future of the association.


KINGMAN GRAINS FOR THE HUNGRY BANQUET – Kingman Hall, Friday, Jan. 31. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Supper 6:00 p.m. $30 each, 12 and under free. Contact Will Pattison 780672-6389 or Guy Anderson 780678-0246 by Tuesday, Jan. 28.

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 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

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. 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. APARTMENT FOR RENT – 5212-56 Street. 3-bedroom $1050, 2-bedroom $900. DD $600. Water, heat, basic cable included. No pets, no partiers, no smokers. Call Andy 780608-9427 or Andrea 587-322-0732.

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 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. JUST LIKE NEW – You’ll be impressed! Very quiet adult 4-plex, spacious 2-bedroom, fresh and bright. Patio. Everything has been replaced. Prefer seniors. Available immediately. No smoking, no pets. For more info and to view, 780-679-2170. 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., all on ground floor. Quiet, considerate neighbours, easy access, lots of parking. Immediate occupancy. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780672-3142 days, the best landlords in the business! 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. FIRST MONTH FREE! 2-BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE – Spacious and bright, newer building. Located close to downtown amenities, walking paths. High efficiency furnace and ondemand hot water offer wonderful savings on utilities. Private balcony. Upgraded fixtures, cabinetry and flooring. Surround yourself with quiet, courteous neighbours in a friendly, clean neighbourhood. Local owner managed, snow removal provided. Seeking mature responsible adult tenants, no children, no smoking, no pets. First Month Free on a One-year Lease! Phone 780-679-7090. NICE 4-BEDROOM BUNGALOW – with double detached garage. No pets, no smokers. Available now. $1300/mo. $1000 DD. 780-672-5168 after 6 p.m.

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FOR SALE OR RENT SOLID HOME – finished on all 3 levels. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Garage, 15 acres, fenced, livestock facilities, barns, corrals, shelters, machine shops, quonsets. Excellent water. 780679-4185.

HOUSEHOLD FREEZER – apartment size, 2 years old; captain’s bed; mattress, good condition; large coffee table. By appointment only. 780-608-4502.

LIVESTOCK / FEED PUREBRED YEARLING GELBVIEH BULLS – for sale from our 40-year breeding program. 780-672-9950.

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Get an extension on life with daily exercise and healthy eating FOR SALE BY TENDER The following briefly described property is hereby offered for sale by tender, subject to the reservations, exceptions, and encumbrances contained in the existing certificate of title: NW 32-42-13-W4 SW 17-42-13-W4 SE 17-42-13-W4 excepting thereout all mines and minerals. FEATURES of this property: - Land is located in Flagstaff County and contains 430 cultivated acres (more or less). The sale of the land is subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter mentioned: • Seller makes no warranties or representations about the property’s size/measurement, condition or environmental status. • Buyer is responsible for all costs associated with registration of Transfer. • Tender price shall be excluding GST. • Tenders in writing will be received by the lawyer noted below up to but not after 12:00 o’clock noon on March 13, 2020. Tenders should be forwarded to Andreassen Borth Law Office, Killam, Alberta in a sealed envelope marked “Dammann Tender.” A certified cheque payable to Andreassen Borth equal to 5% of the purchase price must accompany the tender. • The balance of the purchase price to be paid by solicitor’s trust cheque or certified funds on or before April 13, 2020, (“Closing Date”). • No adjustment for 2020 property taxes to be paid in full by any successful tenderer. • Owner reserves the right to remove the old tractor, fuel tanks, large black rock, and all shed contents within 90 days after closing date of any sale. • Mineral rights, if any, are not included in the sale. • $15,637.50 (+/–) total annual surface lease revenue. No adjustment for any surface lease payments received prior to closing date. Any successful tenderer will receive all surface lease payments made after closing date without adjustment. • The tender may be for any one or more of the parcels listed above. • The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. The Seller may reject any or all tenders. • If successful tenderer does not complete the purchase after acceptance of that tender, their deposit shall be forfeited. For further particulars, please contact Lawrence at 780-672-6311 or at 1-808-922-1414 (January 8 to March 13). Andreassen Borth, Barristers & Solicitors 5014-50 Street, P.O. Box 727, Killam, AB T0B 2L0 780-385-3670

Swallowing batteries is dangerous By Alberta Health Services

Button batteries are used to power items such as watches, cameras, calculators, hearing aids and computer games. Because of what they look like and their size, children can mistake button batteries for food or candy. Swallowing button batteries is dangerous. Even if a button battery appears to be dead or expired, it is still dangerous if swallowed. Serious injury can occur within two hours of the battery being swallowed. Button batteries can get stuck in your airway and can cause chemical burns and damage your internal organs. If your child swallows a button battery it can cause burning, corrosion, or completely destroy the tissue in the upper digestive tract. This damage can happen very quickly and is likely to be worse if the battery gets stuck in the esophagus (throat) instead of moving into the stomach. After swallowing a button battery your child might have one or more of these symptoms: trouble breathing, wheezing, drooling, coughing and gagging when eating, trouble swallowing, chest pain, belly pain, nausea, vomiting, no appetite and fever. There might not be any symptoms after swallowing a button battery, but injury can still occur. If you think someone has swallowed a button battery do not try to make them vomit and take them to an emergency department immediately.

BIRTHS To Sarah Grove

and Jeff Mutimer, of Killam, twin boys on December 27. To Jolene and Jason Szott, of Camrose, a daughter on December 31. To Chelcie Zimmer and Greg Dalueg, of Camrose, a son on January 2. To Lindsay and Justin Whalen, of Camrose, a daughter on January 3.

DEATHS Florence

Edith Branson of Kingman, on January 3, at 83 years of age. Den n is Ver non Galenza of Bittern Lake, on January 4, at 77 years of age. Barbara Ann Law of Edmonton, on January 5, at 65 years of age. Bradley Umpherville of Camrose, on January 7, at 25 years of age. Bill Solverson of Camrose, on January 9, at 95 years of age.

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BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE 5.12 ACRE ACREAGE … located only a short walk ! to Miquelon Lake STING3-bdrm. Prov. N Park. Perfect well cared for EW LI home. Dble. car garage, additional out bldg. Asking $349,900 CA0185134

WONDERFUL 3.16 ACRE ACREAGE SITE! … Perfect, private setting only a few miles off HWY 13 w/exc. bldg.ST site. Good G ! quonset, powEW LI to IN er, well, gasNalready property. Come enjoy tranquility of acreage life. Under 15 min. to Camrose! Asking $174,900 CA0184956 WONDERFUL ACREAGE NEAR FERINTOSH … Peaceful setting w/21+ acres. 1.5 storey on brand new fully fin. bsmt. w/9’ G! INwalkout ST LI 3+1 NEWhtg., ceilings, in-floor bdrm., 2 baths. New shingles, windows, doors, siding, paint, water well + more! Asking $394,900 CA0184780 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. CA0168666 Asking $230,000 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 landscaped yard w/quality bldg., 23’x25’ attached 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 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

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 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 BE PART OF THE DUCKS UNLIMITED CONSERVATION PROGRAM! … Build your dream house on 79 acres of pasture, conservation land. Great bldg. site of approx. 10.2 acres on NE corner of property. Run horses, cattle or enjoy rest of land recreationally. No serv. on site. Conservation Easement on title means no crops, just hay or natural state. Great pasture, recently fenced. Asking $239,900 CA0181519 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

COMMERCIAL 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 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

UNIQUE LIVE/WORK UNIT … in heart of Camrose! Brand new, set up perfectly for coffee shop or retail space on MF, living space upstairs. Tastefully thought-out design, w/counter space, commercial fridge, sink, enough seating for perfect atmosphere. Asking $329,900 CA0184197 PRIME MAIN STREET PROPERTY – ZONED C1 … in heart of Downtown Camrose! 2800 sq. ft. comm. bldg. suitable for various business uses. Upgraded boiler, roof, lighting. Exc. investment opportunity! Asking $189,500 CA0183199

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LARGE LOT IN BAWLF! … Exc. bungalow, easy commute to Camrose. STINGto! NEW K-12 Close LI EW N school. 5-bdrm., 3 bath home features bright, clean design, a/c, fully fin. lower level. Outside has lge. deck overlooking landscaped yard. Lots of parking w/room for RV. CA0185424 Asking $264,900 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 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 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 4-SEASON HOME ON 0.67 ACRES … in Little Beaver Lake Estates! This 2-bdrm. is truly one of a kind, w/ panoramic views from just about everywhere in house. Superb open plan w/well appointed kitchen. Nicely done guest cabin sitting on property needs fin. Tranquil, peaceful, perfect! Asking $289,000 CA0181378 AFFORDABLE, PEACEFUL COUNTRY LIFESTYLE IN NEW NORWAY! … Lovely 1134 sq. ft. modular bungalow w/bright open floor plan, vaulted ceilings. Country style kitchen, countryside views from LR. Spacious master, en suite, MF laundry. Great yard, attached 16’x24’ htd. garage. Asking $214,900 CA0184315 EDGE OF NEW NORWAY … with beautiful view to south, Spartan Estates subdivision. Ideal to build, live in; or a spec home builder. 2 blocks from playground, less than a block from future park space. Asking $50,000 CA0183063

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


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. CA0183577 Asking $174,900 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 NEW NORWAY … well-kept 3-bdrm. bungalow on huge lot w/mature trees. Ideal starter or retirement home, also offers room enough for young family. Asking $107,500 CA0172315 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 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 IMPRESSIVE NEW NORWAY BUNGALOW … Easy commute to Camrose. Open, remodeled kitchen/dining, LR, 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

LIVING ON THE EDGE – OF OHATON! … Newer mobile, htd. oversized 2-car garage on 2 full lots. Outside kitchen in covered patio, many outbuildings, RV parking, raised garden, greenhouse, flower beds, huge deck + more! Asking $299,000 CA0184089 HUGE 100’X183’ DOUBLE LOT… Edge of town in Strome with nothing but open field to the east. Asking $12,500 CA0168806

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 BE PART OF THE DUCKS UNLIMITED CONSERVATION PROGRAM! … Build your dream house on 79 acres of pasture, conservation land. Great bldg. site of approx. 10.2 acres on NE corner of property. Run horses, cattle or enjoy rest of land recreationally. No serv. on site. Conservation Easement on title means no crops, just hay or natural state. Great pasture, recently fenced. Asking $239,900 CA0182715 79 ACRES … across from Black Nugget Lake Campground, only 2 minutes from Coal Creek Golf Course. Ideal to build your dream home, or add to your current farming operation. 35 acres cult., remaining pasture, slough. Asphalt comes to property, utilities close by. Close to Round Hill, 25 min. to Camrose. CA0184756 Asking $195,000 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


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

COMMERCIAL EXCELLENT BUSINESS/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! – ZONED M1 ... Exc. east end location! 10,000 sq. ft. bldg., + additional 2nd floor mezzanine, offices. 3 titled condo bays w/14’x16’ doors. Easy customer access, parking! Exc. place for your business. Lease what you don’t need! CA0146778

160 ACRE PROPERTY … located east of Camrose. Lovely yard site w/shelterbelt. G ! barn w/ 4-bdrm. home, 2EW garages, LISTINtinned N additions, 2 wells, corrals, 2 dugouts, waterers. Annual revenue agreement of $2341 plus much more! Asking $749,000 CA0184968 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 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 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


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!

FOR SALE/LEASE 150’x170’ LOT ZONED M1 INDUSTRIAL! … Great opportunity for light ind. bus. or build to suit investment property. Good gravel base, perimeter fenced. Serv. at property line. Lots of potential here! Asking $185,000 CA0182926

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Making positive steps toward your health goals By Alberta Health Services

To make a change, use goals to chart your path to success. Two types of goals can help you do this: longterm and short-term. Don’t forget to write down your goals. They may change, but you’ll want a record. Writing them down is a great way to start your plan to improve your health. No matter what your health goal is, creating a specific plan can help you succeed. Follow the steps below to create your plan. This will put you on a path toward meeting your goal.

With the help of goals, you can go as far as you want. Step 1: Know your reason. Why is this change important to you? Make sure it’s something that you really want to do. Step 2: Set a specific long-term goal. A long-term goal is not something you can do all at once. It’s the goal that inspires you and that will show how far you’ve come when you complete it. It’s usually a goal you hope to reach in six months or a year. A long-term goal could

be to walk for one hour, three times a week. To keep going, think how proud you’ll be when you reach this goal. When you reach your long-term goal, you can keep things fresh by setting new goals. What is a long-term goal that you can reach in about six to 12 months? Step 3: Set your shortterm goals. Short-term goals help you accomplish your long-term goal. They keep you going day to day. They are usually goals you

Central Agencies Home of the Week

Potential farm on great property

By Lori Larsen

Imagine country living with plenty of room to roam and having your own farm where you can raise some livestock or grow your own organic foods. This property offers all that and more. Located only 20 minutes east of Camrose, this 150-acre property has a house, shops and has fully fenced and crossfenced pasture land for keeping a variety of livestock. It is the ideal location for having your own horse stables and riding arenas. The 1,600 square foot residence offers an open kitchen/

dining/living space and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a ton of potential to add your own personal touches and style. Attached to the home is a 50’ x 40’ shop with two overhead doors for easy access, a storage room and a mechanical room complete with a mezzanine area. Also on site is a 55’ x 35’ metal quonset, which affords tons more storage and an area to house vehicles. The property is set up for horses with cross-fencing and lots of pasture, or you could

hope to reach tomorrow or next week. One example would be to start using the stairs at work, or to take one 10-minute walk and build up to walking three times a week. Short-term goals should be easy to do and will grow as you make progress. How can you create short-term goals that you take week by week to reach your long-term goal? Step 4: Prepare for slip-ups or setbacks. What might get in the way of your reaching this goal? You may

easily have some other hobby animals, such as sheep or goats. A 12’ x 16’ chicken coop means farm fresh eggs are at you fingertips. Plenty of apple, cherry and plum trees and countless hazelnut seedlings bring a harvest of goodies to make your own preserves or just enjoy from the tree right out your back door. The yard site offers lots of room for organic gardening. In a world of rising energy costs, having your own solar

already know that things like time, money, or emotions could get in the way. How might you get around these things? Step 5: Plan for support and rewards. Who can help you meet your goals? Maybe friends, family, or a support group? And how will you reward yourself? A movie, a special meal, an hour to yourself can be treats. Step 6: See your success. How will your life be different after you make this change?

power, housed in an 8’ x 40’ sea can, not only benefits the environment, but assures you a selfsufficient power supply. Two dugouts on the property mean water supply for animals without hauling, and four fire hydrants add another degree of safety. Move on to your own piece of paradise at 47131 Range Road 180, located a short drive from Camrose. The property is priced at $590,000. For a private viewing, contact Sascha Dressler at:

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Another terrific family property conscientiously designed and carefully built by IN ONE WORD ~ “WOW”! …

WONDERFULLY UPDATED BI-LEVEL … w/private corner lot. Walking distance to 3 schools, corner store, rec centre. Reno’d kitchen, updated MF windows. Fully fin. bsmt., 2+2 bdrm. updated furnace. 22’x24’ garage. Exc. home! Ask $275,000 CA0180315

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Sat., Jan. 18, 11am-1pm 6308 Erickson Drive WONDERFUL BUNGALOW – MANY UPDATES! … New windows throughout, G ! concrete sideINflrg., ST siding, Hi-E furnace, some LI W NE walks, driveway, patio, trims + more! Bright layout, big windows, cozy kitchen w/dinette, pantry. 3 bdrm. up/1 down, 4-pce. bath, 2-pce. en suite, 3-pce. bsmt. bath. 22’x24’ htd. garage, small RV option, partially fenced. CA0185387 Asking $289,000

Sun., Jan. 19, 11am-1pm 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

OVER $375,000 EXC. VALLEYVIEW BILEVEL … triple garage! You’ll love the lifestyle, walking trails. Impressive 1417 sq. ft. w/exc. presentation, beautiful open staircase, vaulted ceilings, display ledges, niches, loft that overlooks great room. Awesome kitchen, bright dinette, superb master, MF laundry. Exc. bsmt., media room. Private deck, gorgeous landscaped yard, triple garage, RV parking. Asking $434,900 CA0180889 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 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 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 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 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 $498,000 CA0140533 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. CA0184348 Asking $527,000

2-storey walkout with unobstructed valley view! Asking $566,900 CA0185590

CAMROSE HOMES OVER $375,000 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 IMPRESSIVE QUALITY BUILT BUNGALOW IN VALLEYVIEW! … You’ll love the lifestyle! Ask $452,000 CA0180257 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 AMAZING COMMUNITY – TOP FLOOR CONDO! … Sunroom, park views! Gorgeous 1868 sq. ft. w/loft. Beautiful open design, vaulted ceilings, bright ! windows, ED T LIST deck. Awesome JUS kitchen, dining area, LR, FP, 3 baths, huge master, sitting area. A/C, htd. garage in bldg. + more. You’ll love it! Asking $389,000 CA0184980 BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME … backing onto park space in Creekview! Hardwood floors, modern kitchen, garden door to deck w/inset hot tub overlooking park. 4 bdrm., 3 full baths, true master w/WI closet, dble. vanity, makeup desk, oversized shower. Fin. bsmt. w/in-floor heat. 3-car garage, RV parking + more! Fully fenced, landscaped, close to valley walking trails. Asking $519,000 CA0182630 LGE. CORNER LOT IN CENTURY MEADOWS! … 5 bdrm., 3 baths. Well maintained reno’d home. Many beautiful features G !in-floor htg., luxury IN ST incl. modern kitchen, a/c, LI NEW glass shower, natural light + much more! Htd. triple car garage, newly landscaped yard w/fire pit area. A must see! CA0185306 Asking $458,800



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

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!

Beautiful Walkout Bungalows by Battle River Homes Awesome Community ~ Park ~ ~ Lake, Trails ~ ~ Quality ~ ~ Craftsmanship ~ ~ Finished NEW VALLEYVIEW TWO-STOREY! w/elegance ~ • 2064 sq. ft. • By park/playgrounds • Bonus room • 26’x26’ garage Asking $498,162 CA0179793

• 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!

Starting from $397,162

WALKOUT ~ LAKE ESTATES! • 1248 sq. ft. • 25’x20.5’ garage Asking $428,162 CA0168185

A TRULY CUSTOM BUILT HOME! … Welcome to luxury, nothing’s been left out! Open concept kitchen, spacious pantry, gorgeous stone countertops. Lge. stone FP in great room, DR overflowing to covered deck. Master en suite is your oasis, lge. office, MF laundry, lge. bath finish off MF. Downstairs has massive rec area w/pool table, bar w/wine fridge, 2 bdrm., 4-pce. bath. Mirrored fitness room completes this executive home. In-floor heat up & down, forced air heat, a/c, hot water on demand. Fully cov. deck w/ access to pro. landscaped yard c/w rain sensor irrigation system. Htd. oversized garage. Asking $929,000 CA0182711 BEAUTIFUL BI-LEVEL, PRIVATE SETTING, PARKVIEW CUL-DE-SAC … Close to Jack Stuart School! Brick, paving stone streetscape. 1418 sq. ft., 5-bdrm. Country style kitchen w/easy access to AMAZING private deck. Superb master. In-floor htg. in exc. bsmt. Awesome yard, gazebo, 26’x26’/24’ htd. garage, RV parking! CA0183212 Asking $482,500 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 PA R K R I DGE ESTATES BI-LEVEL … close to Jack Stuart School. Parks, valley, walking trails close by. Bright open design w/3+2 bdrm. Country style kitchen, extra bright dinette, spacious LR, en suite. Exc. bsmt., lge. family/games room w/cozy FP, a/c. Awesome yard, tiered decking, hot tub, attach. garage, RV parking + more! You’ll love it! Now only $389,900 CA0180975 SHOW HOME QUALITY … masterfully designed bungalow in Valleyview West. 5 bdrm., 1798 sq. ft. on MF. Chef’s kitchen w/huge island, beautiful custom cabinetry. Cozy gas FP in grand room w/cathedral ceilings. Downstairs almost complete, wired, ready for theatre room, workout room, 2 additional bdrm., wet bar. RV parking, oversized garage. Huge lot w/room for add’l garage/workshop, garden. CA0183965 Asking $650,000


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 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 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 1276 SQ. FT. OFFICE SPACE … just west of Downtown Camrose. Newer bldg., 4 offices, reception, storage room, lunch room, bathroom. Exc. exposure, parking. $946.36/mo. base rent plus common area costs $372.16 plus GST, incl. taxes/insurance/maintenance, landscaping. Immediate occupancy. CA0185800 EXC. SPACE FOR LEASE DOWNTOWN CAMROSE! … This 4649 sq. ft. space divided into 3 levels has a ton of potential. This newly reno’d bldg. could be ideal for retail setup, pro’s, accountants, lawyers, etc. Camrose is known for its downtown shopping, w/wonderful boutique stores, charming restaurants, niche coffee shops. Clean, inviting, available immediately. Situated in high traffic, highly visible location. Asking $11/sq. ft. CA0143994

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CAMROSE HOMES $250,000 to $375,000 TERRIFIC BUNGALOW HOME … close to west end shopping! Impressive vaulted ceilings, new flrg., perfect open concept design. Lge. breakfast bar, pantry space, gas stove. MF living w/spacious master suite, 2nd bdrm., MF laundry. Fin. bsmt. w/supersized rec room, 3rd bdrm., bath. Single detached garage, RV parking, maint. free yard. Just move in! CA0180721 Asking $329,500 BEAUTIFUL DUPLEX BUNGALOW IN LA VISTA VILLAS … Adult Community! You’ll love the location, community, lifestyle! Bright open floor plan w/vaulted ceilings, vinyl tile 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 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 EXC. INVITING BI-LEVEL … located close to playground, west end shopping! 4 bdrm., open concept floor plan, lge. master w/en suite, lower level theatre room, vaulted ceilings. Perfect for an up and coming family or starter home! Asking $288,800 CA0180723 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 EXC. 1191 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW FOR YOUR FAMILY! … Gorgeous kitchen w/lovely cabinets, spacious LR/DR, MF laundry, massive family room. 22’x22’ garage. Close to parks, baseball diamonds, west end amenities. CA0181274 Asking $309,900 CUL-DE-SAC IN CENTURY MEADOWS! … Very well maintained 1270 sq. ft. bilevel w/lots of recent !upgrades. Bright open ED ST JUST LIflrg., formal DR, exc. kitchen, plan, hardwood bright dinette w/SE facing deck. Cozy FP in family/games room. Superb landscaped yard, fenced, RV parking, fin. garage + more! Asking $351,000 CA0185160 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 floor, window updates. Fin. bsmt. w/2 lge. bdrm., a/c. 24’x24’ garage, fenced yard, 12’x24’ deck, 10’x12’ shed + more! Asking $299,500 CA0180631 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 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


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


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 $499,900 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

UNDER $250,000

WALKOUT BUNGALOW STYLE DUPLEX OVERLOOKING VILLAGE OF WEST POND! … E! IC PR PARK NEWcul-de-sac Nestled in quiet 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 $349,900 CA0180068 VILLA AT VALLEY RIDGE … A LUXURIOUS LIFESTYLE! By Stoney Creek Valley, parks, walking / ski PR trails. Beautiful quality built IC W NE w/hugeE!covered deck, attach. villa style bungalow garage, your own yard! No condo fees. Exc. presentation. Gorgeous, bright, must see! CA0167872 Asking $307,900 GREAT STARTER, INVESTMENT HOME … priced to sell! 5 bdrm. w/lots of natural light awaits new owners. Spacious w/good bones, 3 baths, workshop/potential mancave, ton of space. 2-car garage, great fenced yard. RV parking potential + more! Asking $250,000 CA0184252 PARKVIEW BUNGALOW, CLOSE TO JACK STUART SCHOOL! … Short walk to parks! Ask $307,900 CA0184424 BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW W/BSMT. KITCHENETTE! … Located in quiet area, this 4-bdrm., 2 bath home has plenty to offer. Move-in ready, equipped w/ all new windows, a/c, potential bsmt. suite. Detached htd. garage, private backyard setting! Asking $295,000 CA0185118


EXC. BUNGALOW IN CENTURY MEADOWS! … 4-bdrm., 2 baths. LR w/FP, bright kitchen, fin. bsmt., lge. fam. room, bdrm. +++. Oversized dble. htd. garage, patio, fenced yard. Many beautiful, valuable updates, well cared for, move-in ready, immed. possession, fantastic opportunity! Asking $287,900 CA0180870 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 area, wet bar. Private yard, maint. free fencing. Htd. 14’x24’ garage, RV parking, alley access + more! A must see! Now only $259,500 CA0177752 TERRIFIC VALLEY VIEW TOWNHOME! … 3 bdrm., 4 baths. Well designed layout, eat-in kitchen, tasteful updates. Fully fin. bsmt. w/additional kitchenette space to use as needed. Steps from Camrose walking trails. No snow shovelling or lawn care here, just unpack and enjoy the lifestyle! CA0183554 Asking $265,000 CENTURY MEADOWS BUNGALOW … Senior friendly! Exc. 1252 sq. ft. 2+2 bdrm. family home. Beautiful open plan w/arch, columns. Lovely LR, gorgeous stone FP. Awesome kitchen, maple cabinetry, spacious dinette, superb en suite w/WI spa. Exc. bsmt. dev. w/chair lift, a/c. Tiered decking, courtyard, htd. garage, vinyl lined + more! CA0182766 Asking $345,900


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 EXC. BUSINESS/ INVESTMENT O P P O R T U N I T Y, ZONED ! C1! ... Great LUE AL VA TION7662 central location. sq. ft. Commercial Mixed EXCEP 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! $569,900 CA0148931

VALLEYVIEW SUBDIVISION CONDO … Exc. lifestyle! Close to parks, lake, valley walking trails. Beautiful open 9’ ceilings, cozy LISTED ! plan, generous JUSTkitchen/dinette, FP, lovely master. Private deck, fenced, dble. garage + more. Just move in! Asking $245,000 CA0185709 NICELY FIN. MOBILE … priced to sell! Bright, open floor plan, 3 bdrm., generous sized kitchen, dining area, pellet stove in family room. Workshop/man cave just off rear entrance. Truly turn key, ready for new owners today! Asking $46,500 CA0184562 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 $160,000 CA0179908 LGE. LR W/REFIN. HARDWOOD FLOORS! … Lge. 4-pce. bath, open kitchen, 2 bdrm. Bsmt. has 3 lge. rooms, plumbed-in toilet, sink. Elec. has been upgraded to 100 amp. CA0175967 Asking $149,000 AFFORDABLE TURN KEY CONDO … in quiet neighbourhood. Close to downtown, U of A. CA0174590 Asking $165,000 GREAT STARTER OR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY … by schools, parks! Exc. opportunity for 1st time buyers, investors. Private rear entry, common laundry area, kitchenette in bsmt. Cozy 806 sq. ft., 2+1 bdrm. bungalow built in ’70. Spacious LR, bright country kitchen. Great yard + more! Lots of potential, affordable. CA0184576 Asking $197,500 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 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 1155 SQ. FT. CROWN PLACE CONDO … Close to health serv., shopping + more! Open concept floorplan features lge. kitchen w/oak cabinets, great LR w/gas FP, 2 bdrm. w/ exc. closet space, 2 baths (one w/lift), laundry/ storage, cozy west-facing sunroom. Asking $199,900 CA0184501 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 PERFECT STARTER OR INVESTMENT HOME! … This nicely remodelled 2-bdrm. house is bright, inviting. New vinyl windows, flrg., kitchen, bath. List goes on! Partially fenced, ready for backyard gatherings, or add garage to truly make this house a home! CA0184054 Asking $172,500


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

COMMERCIAL 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


39 Street

#100, 4870-51 St., Camrose 780-672-4495 1-800-809-8040

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$ 349,900

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• Master planned community • Designed for active adults • No condo fees • Community lifestyle

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4001-50 Street, Camrose Phone 780.672.5851

Zero step entry! 1286 sq. ft.

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