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2020 Spring Issue

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f o s d n u o S & s t h

June 2, 2020

The best sights and sounds of spring are all around us. Enjoy the soothing sound of a trickling creek, the roar of water as it pours over a spillway, and birds happily chirping. Watch these amazing creatures as they busily build nests and care for their hatchlings. Farmers are now working long hours, seeding and spraying the rich farmland of east central Alberta. Explore and appreciate the colours of nature that only spring can provide. And, please take time to check the offers and opportunities of leading Camrose businesses. They’re here for you; be there for them, too, in these challenging times.

News Stories County appoints weed inspectors for 2020. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Volunteer tree planting goes ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 It’s tick season – beware!. . . . . . . . . . 6 Centra Cam recycle depot re-opens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Inside... A variety of merchandise and services, including: Farm and acreage equipment and supplies, auctions, home and building ideas, financial, and much more.


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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster A mating mallard duck couple are joined by a blue-headed mallard in a straw stubble field.


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Camrose County appointed five people as weed inspectors for 2020. Councillor Greg Gillespie moved “That Camrose County appoint Rick Uglem, Alyssa Olstad, Alan Luckwell, Hayley Prusko and Tanner Korchinski as Inspectors to Part 2, Section 7 (1) of the Weed Control Act and Section 10

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this Act within the other municipality. Agricultural Pests Act suggests that the local authority of a municipality shall appoint a sufficient number of inspectors to carry out this Act and the regulations within the municipality. Two or more local authorities may jointly appoint inspectors to act within the municipalities represented by the local authorities and enter into an agreement for the sharing of the costs of the inspectors appointed jointly. Camrose County Agricultural Services will provide weed and pest inspection services in agreement with the City of Camrose, and the Village of Edberg and Village of Hay Lakes.

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Volunteer tree planting goes ahead

Now Is The Time To Spring Into Colour!

By Murray Green

The GFoundation will be holding its volunteer tree planting events on June 4 and 5 in Beaver County, and June 6 and 7 in Camrose County. The organization has 2,000 trees for planting that were ordered and paid for in 2019. “This is an appeal for members and supporters to now help plant them,” said GFoundation president Winston Gereluk. “This year’s tree planting will accommodate social distancing and other protections, near its headquarters in Beaver County.” All four dates will require volunteer planters between 1 and 5 p.m. Gereluk invited volunteers to sign up for preferred dates and times by sending a message to gf@foundation.ca, while highlighting the measures undertaken to protect participants. Orientation: Each planting day will begin with a short orientation (outdoors), while practicing social distancing. Special social distancing measuring batons will be readily available. Isolated groups or individuals: Activities have been organized to facilitate tree planting by single individuals or small groups (couples or otherwise) who currently live together. Staggered work spaces: Planting has been staggered over a number of days to avoid contacts with too many other volunteers. Campfire socializing: Potlucks or shared foods have been cancelled in lieu of a campfire, where everyone brings their own food

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Follow-up information will be sent to those who confirm their participation. “This June, we will plant our 7,000th tree since 2013,” said Gereluk.


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entirely bound within the UN-designated Beaver Hills Biosphere. Our efforts also aim to strengthen climate change resiliency related to the vast wetlands.”

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Bidding Starts at 10:00 am, Saturday, June 13, 2020 and Starts Closing at 10:00 am, Thursday, June 18, 2020

Estate of John (Jack) Hampshire – Killam, AB LOCATED: From Killam, go 10.4 km south on Hwy 36, then 3.2 km east on Twp Rd 432, then 2.1 km north on Rge Rd 132. East side of road. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Dennis Congdon at 780-608-5719

Previewing starts Saturday, June 13 (10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily). Please follow Gov of AB COVID-19 guidelines. A lot of this equipment is one owner. Most major pieces have been shedded.

This auction is Online Bidding only. You will need to register and bid online at www.dougjohnsonauctionservice.com

TRACTORS & DOZER • 2001 John Deere 9100 4WD w/ 20.8R38 duals, showing 3025 hrs, 24F/6R trans, 3 hyd, SN RW9100H041291 • 14’ Degelman mechanical angle blade to fit above tractor, ltd use, SN 21253 • John Deere 4440 2WD w/ JD 726 ldr, 8’ bucket & grapple, showing 10,138 hrs, quad trans, 20.8x38 tires w/ clamp on duals, 3 hyd, 540/1000 PTO, SN 4440H030485R • John Deere 3020 2WD w/ JD 148 ldr, 6’ bucket & grapple w/ joystick, showing 7460 hrs, 18.4x34 sgls, 2 hyd, SN 154405R COMBINE & SWATHER • 1995 John Deere 9500 SP combine w/ JD 914 PU, 1882 sep / 2481 eng hrs, 30.5L-32 fronts, SN X661582 • 1997 25’ Premier (Macdon) 2920 SP swather w/ 960 hdr, showing 1816 hrs, Cummins diesel, dbl swath, PU reel, (2) Roto-Shears, SN 113821 • 14’ Macdon 940 hay header w/ conditioner, 1992, steel rollers, PU reel, SN 79700

HAYING & CATTLE TRUCKS bin on wood, 3000 bu+/EQUIP • (2) 14’x4 ring bins on wood • 1980 Ford 700 SA grain truck w/ 16’ steel box & • 2003 John Deere 567 MISCELLANEOUS hoist, showing 85,799 km, rd baler, Megawide PU, • John Deere SST18 riding SN E00567X195945 gas V8, 5&2 trans, roll tarp, mower w/ 48’’ mower deck, • Highline 1400 rd bale mover, 9.00x20 tires zero turn tractor • 1967 Mercury 500 SA grain 14 bale, SN BM14200090 • John Deere 112 lawn tractor truck w/ 12’ box & hoist, 4&2 • John Deere 347 square w/ 32’’ rototiller baler, ¼ turn chute trans, 8 cyl gas eng • John Deere 660 TA manure • 18’ TA trailer, farm use only • (2) sets of sleigh running SEEDING & spreader, 10.00x20 tires gear w/ poles FIELD EQUIP • Bale King Vortex 2000 bale • 45’ Flexicoil 820 cult, processor, LH discharge, • Qty of harness parts; eveners • John Deere ground drive 9’’ spacing, knock-on SN BK1561 manure spreader shovels, 4 bar harrows, • New Holland 358 mixermill, • Antique plow on steel; SN C820B00-P060154 Forster auger, SN 787961 antique doors, gas cans, etc • John Deere 787 air tank, • Flexicoil hyd PT post pounder • Saddle 170 bu, 4 bar mtd harrows, • Kellough stack mover SN N00787X000307 • Triple bale feeder; bale AUCTIONEER’S NOTE • 35’ John Deere 610 DT elevator; Powder River Online Bidding fees apply – 3% cult, 4 bar Degelman squeeze, cattle oiler, misc to a maximum of $800 CAD harrows, floating hitch, gates & panels per item. All goods are sold SN N00610X004062 on an “as is”, “where is” basis AUGERS & BINS • 12’ Kello 210 offset disc, • Westfield 10’’x51’ mech and any description, verbal notched blades (needs swing auger, reverser, or in advertising, of goods is bearing work) set out or offered as a guide SN 099177 • Morris B3-48 rod weeder, vg • Sakundiak HD6-33 6’’x33’ only. The Auctioneer accepts 3 bar harrows no responsibility for errors auger • 60’ Flexicoil tine harrows & • Westeel 14’x6 ring bin on in description, it being the drawbar wood, 2000 bu+/-, newer responsibility of prospective • 50’ Inland diamond harrows buyers to inspect the goods bin & drawbar • Westeel 14’x 5 ring bin on before the sale and satisfy • Crown rock picker, ground themselves as to condition, age, wood, 1650 bu+/drive • Chief Westland, 18’x5 ring authenticity, make or model.

The Auction Sale for Neil and Crystal Berkholtz of Hay Lakes has been CANCELLED

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Beware tick season be slowly increasing every Beware that the return year.” While the tick bite itself of warmer weather also does not generally cause brings some not-so-welcome pests including ticks, health problems, certain an arachnid that attaches species of ticks are known to transmit themselves diseases, to the skin including of the host Lyme disbody and ease which feeds off can have blood. lasting and Not only s omet i me s are ticks a devastatthreat to ing health humans, effects. but they can “We do also be hostnot necesed by dogs sarily see and cats and pets with have the tick bites (or the reaction potential to thereafter),” cause health Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster reported Dr. concerns for Jaxon sits perfectly still while your beloved he gets checked for any sign W h i t i n g . “We tend to pet. of ticks. see the ticks According to Camrose Vet- when we send them off for er i n a r y Ho spit a l analysis. If they come back Dr. Jamie Whiting, ticks positive for Lyme disease, then we see the pet for tend to congregate in follow-up blood work.” long grass and wooded According to the Alberareas. “I would say that ta Health Website, in 2017 Camrose has a low level approximately 2,000 ticks of ticks, especially com- were removed from Alberta pared to many areas in pets and voluntarily subWestern Canada, but they mitted to Alberta Health are not firmly established for testing. and their levels seem to Continued on page 8 By Lori Larsen

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Sourcing more farm-fresh local food By Murray Green is published for Controlled Distribution By CAMROSE BOOSTER LTD. Circulation 23,300 copies Blain Fowler, Publisher Providing coverage to the communities of Camrose, Ohaton, Edberg, Meeting Creek, Donalda, Botha, Bawlf, Kelsey, Rosalind, Daysland, Heisler, Halkirk, Strome, Forestburg, Galahad, Castor, Killam, Sedgewick, Lougheed, Coronation/Brownfield, Alliance, Hardisty, Amisk, Hughenden, Veteran, Czar, Metiskow, Cadogan, Provost (farms), Armena, Hay Lakes, New Sarepta, Round Hill, Kingman, Tofield, Ryley, Holden, Bruce, Viking, Kinsella, Irma, Wainwright, New Norway, Ferintosh, Bashaw, Bittern Lake, Gwynne, Stettler (farms).

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Producers can connect directly with food service and retail operations to get more farm-fresh food on Albertans’ tables through an enhanced online tool. Agriculture and Forestry provided $81,000 to the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association (AFFPA) through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to enhance its online producer directory. The grant allowed AFFPA to expand its directory to include more producer profiles and build awareness of the high-quality

farm-fresh food for which Alberta is known. The site will now give retailers, wholesalers, restaurants and the food service industry more opportunities to connect with farms. The AFFPA will also be offering complimentary memberships for farmers and ranchers for 2020 and 2021. “Alberta’s farmers grow the best food in the world. We’re proud to work with the AFFPA to help get our high-quality, locally sourced food into more kitchens across Alberta,” said Devin Dreeshen,

Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry “With increased connections between Alberta producers, processors, retail and food services, more Albertans will be able to enjoy the great locally produced and processed food,” shared Willard de Wilde, president of the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association. Local food sales from farmers’ markets and through direct-to-consumer channels have more than doubled since 2008 and exceeded $1 billion in 2018.

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Centra Cam recycle depot reopens By Lori Larsen

Centra Cam Recycle Depot is now open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. only. Gates will be closed when the facility is not open. Residents are reminded to not leave any material outside the gates. The organics area is permanently closed. Separated material is accepted

at no cost at the landfill compost area. Branches and wood waste are $25/ ton at the landfill burn pit area. Centra Cam staff will be directing traffic, and those working outside the building will be required to wear masks. There will be no public access to the buildings.

Paper products can be dropped through the openings on the west side of the building. Cardboard from residential sources should be placed in bins. Cardboard from commercial collection should be capable of being dumped inside. Commercial cardboard will no longer be accepted at landfill for composting.

“In dogs, the condition is considerably different than people,” said Dr. Whiting. “We may have a slight reaction at the bite site, but often, there is nothing. If the tick is positive for Lyme disease, we may see no symptoms or we may see arthritis and damage to the kidneys. If the tick is positive for Lyme disease, a short course of antibiotics will often prevent further development. “This is why testing for the ticks is so important. If anyone finds a tick, attached or not, they should bring it to a vet clinic to be sent off and tested.” After walking pets or if pets are travelling in areas with long grass and vegetation cover, they should be checked frequently. If you discover a tick on your pet, then you can try to remove it. “You need to grab it behind the head with a set of tweezers or forceps and slowly pull it straight out. You want to

remove the tick without breaking off it’s mouthpart. If you are not comfortable doing that, we are happy to help.” Prevention can be your best weapon against ticks and tick bites. Dr. Whiting shares the following advice. “There are a number of preventatives that are very good. Some of these are topical (applied on the skin of the neck) and other ones are oral. These products are very good, very safe and any dog that goes outside should be on them for the summer months. Talk to your local vet to find the best choice.” Keep your pets safe and take the proper precautionary measures to guard against any chance of a tick bite. If you are ever concerned that your pet has been bit or they are showing signs of unwellness, contact your local veterinary office immediately.

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Camrose, Alberta newspaper, extra coverage to surrounding rural farm communities

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Camrose, Alberta newspaper, extra coverage to surrounding rural farm communities

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