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On Nov. 1, general hunting season opened for Wildlife Management Units (WMU) in and around Camrose, which includes rifle, crossbow and bow and arrow, unless otherwise prohibited. Hunting, a sport which has been enjoyed for centuries, offers Albertans an opportunity to benefit in some physical activity while appreciating the diverse landscapes of the province. The Alberta Fish and Game Association advocates, through education, programs and initiatives, the conservation and sustainability of Albertaâ€™s natural resources. Camrose and District Fish and Game president Glen Hand takes aim during game bird hunting season in one of the many sloughs situated around Camrose County. See page 2 of this edition of the Country Booster for full story.
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News Features Fish and Game volunteers take pride in Pleasure Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Trautman leads County as reeve again. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bashaw PolyAg plant given kudos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 RCMP reports crime levels are lowered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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INVITATION TO TENDER FARMLAND FLAGSTAFF COUNTY
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NW 9-45-14-W4 (containing 160 titles acres) Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “HAYES TENDER”, to Andreassen Borth, Barristers and Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1S1, on or before 12:00 noon on November 11, 2020, and shall be accompanied with a cheque for $5,000.00, payable to Andreassen Borth in Trust, and GST number. Tenders will not be opened in public. The highest, or any tender, not necessarily accepted. Unsuccessful tenderers will be notified by mail, and their cheques returned. Successful tenderers will be obligated to complete the purchase on or before December 11, 2020, and their cheque shall constitute a deposit towards the purchase price. For further information, or to view the property, please contact Bob Hayes at 780-385-0201.
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Fish and Game volunteers take pride to conduct science projects, with the facilities at the An affiliate of the research and educate youth pond, but is concerned that Alberta Fish and Game on all things nature. a recent rash of misuse, Association, the CamThe members continue vandalism and theft may rose and District Fish to add facilities to the pond eventually cause the area and Game Association is including: fishing docks, to be shut down. a not-for-profit charitable benches, trail systems, Behaviour such as the organization operated by a purple martin birdhouses theft of the Camrose and group of dedicated volun- and recently, with the help District Fish and Game teers that come together of a grant from Cargill to Association 14-foot alumiwith a common interest in Battle River Watershed num boat, disappearance hunting, angling and other Alliance and the donation of a 45-gallon recycle baroutdoor activities. of time and equipment and rel, destruction of eight tree As advocates of the manpower from Nu Edge swallow nest box houses, sustainability and conser- Construction to install, an dumping of household garvation of Alberta’s natu- amphitheatre made of mas- bage and consumption of ral resources, including sive rocks that fits perfect- liquor at the site (which is wildlife and landscape, the ly into the backdrop. prohibited), continue to cost Camrose and District Fish the association both and Game Assomoney and volunteer ciation prides themtime. selves in providing “Volunteers are educational proonly prepared to pick grams and services, up other people’s taking part and trash and repair being active voluntheir destruction for teers in communityso long. When there related initiatives are no more volunand offering memteers and there is no Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster bers opportunities to Camrose Fish and Game volunteers spend more money, there meet and socialize. hours of their own time maintaining and will be no more PleaOne of the adding to Pleasure Island Fish Pond. sure Island Fish Camrose and District “People attend the pond Pond.” Fish and Game Association’s to fish, hike, birdwatch and The pond has come to (CDFGA) major community all types of outdoor activi- be a valued asset to the initiatives is Pleasure ties,” said CDFGA president residents of Camrose and Island Fish Pond, situated on Camrose Habitat Glen Hand, noting due to Camrose County. It is a property, an incredible COVID-19, the pond saw place where you can go and little gem, located more people than usual vis- walk in beautiful natural approximately 10 minutes iting the site, unfortunately, surroundings, teach your east of Camrose just south not all with good intentions. children how to fish and “During the end of appreciate nature, observe off Highway 13. As landlords of the May, someone felt it was the fascinating habits of pond, CDFGA members necessary to spray paint purple martins and many take a lot of pride in ensur- graffiti on the main sign at other wildlife species, or ing the area is available for the pond. Because of that just relax in the great outfoolish act, a member of doors minutes from home. users of all ages to enjoy. Assist the members of These like-minded Camrose and District Fish volunteers spend count- and Game Association the Camrose and District less hours maintaining, spent a great deal of his Fish and Game Associaupgrading and promoting own time removing the tion in ensuring the pond the area for educational graffiti, not to mention the is around for many more cost for paint remover.” years and many more genand recreational use. Hand said that the erations to enjoy–treat the The property has been used by local school groups Fish and Game members area with respect, and and youth camps afford- are happy to be able to pro- report any destructive ing them the opportunity vide residents and guests behaviour.
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Trautman leads County as reeve again By Murray Green
Cindy Trautman of New Norway and Division 2 started her second year as Reeve of Camrose County on Oct. 27. Gregorwich nominated Trautman as he stepped down from council after serving 15 years. Councillor Jack Lyle was named the Deputy Reeve and
councillor Brian Willoughby was declared the Agricultural Services Board chair for the coming year. “I declare that Cindy Trautman has been elected the reeve of Camrose County,” said administrator Paul King. Councillor Doug Lyseng was named the returning
Murray Green, Camrose Booster Cindy Trautman, left, takes the oath to serve Camrose County as the reeve with administrator Paul King witnessing the event on Oct. 27.
Municipal Planning Commission chair. With Don Gregorwich stepping down as a councillor, Trevor Miller was added to the Emergency Services Committee; Lyseng is now on the Standing Committee to Investigate Complaints; Greg Gillespie was named to both the Camrose and Area Lodge Authority and BRAED; and Lyle was added to the West Dried Meat Lake Landfill Committee. Gregorwich served 12 years as reeve and one more year as a councillor. Since the position became open within 18 months of an election, the position will remain open. The next election is on Oct. 18, 2021. “I move that regular meetings will take place the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. All meetings will start at 9 a.m.,” said councillor Gillespie. The motion was carried. They also agreed to keep the mileage rate at $0.54 cents a kilometre and per diem rates for representatives at large on committees, the same as last year.
Murray Green, Camrose Booster Jack Lyle, right, takes the oath to serve Camrose County as the Deputy Reeve with administrator Paul King witnessing.
Murray Green, Camrose Booster Brian Willoughby, right, takes the oath to serve Camrose County as the Agricultural Service Board chair with administrator Paul King witnessing the event on Oct. 27.
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Flagstaff County residents honoured By Lori Larsen
Heather Cheavraux (Central High Sedgewick Public School, retired), left, accepted her certificate from Alberta minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney, right.
Holly Bovencamp (Flagstaff Family and Community Services, director, Lougheed), left, accepted her certificate from Alberta minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney, right.
Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Ian MacEachern (Central High Sedgewick Public School, retired), left, accepted his certificate from Alberta minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney, right.
During an evening dedicated to the outstanding contributions of local citizens, six members of Flagstaff County were honoured for their service to their communities and the many individual lives whom they have touched. The evening was hosted by the office of Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely. “We wanted to do a COVID friendly event to celebrate and recognize so many wonderful people whom we have in our community(s),” said Lovely. Among the evenings recipients were: Killam RCMP Corporal Trent Cleveland; Flagstaff Family and Community Service director (Lougheed) Holly Bovencamp; Flagstaff teachers (retired) Heather Cheavraux (Central High Sedgewick Public School), Ian MacEachern(Central High Sedgewick Public School), Marilyn Kuysters (Killam Public School); and Flagstaff Family and Community Services executive director Lynne Jenkinson. Special guest Minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney was present to offer her congratulations to the recipients on behalf of the Alberta Government. “The reason why we are here today is to recognize community leaders. I know that many of you whom are here tonight do the things you do because it comes from the heart and it means something to you personally,” said Sawhney. In hopes of continuing the recognition of those of all ages and from all sectors of the community, MLA Lovely encourages citizens to nominate people they would like to see receive recognition by emailing camrose @ assembly.ab.ca and include a bio of the nominee.
Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Corporal Trent Cleveland (Killam RCMP), left, accepted his certificate from Alberta minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney, right.
Marilyn Kuysters (Killam Public School, retired), left, accepted her certificate from Alberta minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney, right.
Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Lynne Jenkinson (Flagstaff Family and Community Services executive director), left, accepted her certificate from Alberta minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney, right.
Bashaw PolyAg plant given kudos By Lori Larsen
On Friday, Oct. 23, Alberta minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen paid a visit to the Bashaw PolyAg Recyling plant, offering kudos on behalf of the province for the forward-thinking work this organization is doing to protect the environment while providing employment opportunities. PolyAg Recycling recycles waste agricultural plastics, such as grain bags, by processing them into Post Consumer Resin (PCR). The plastic bags are shredded into small flakes, pre-screened to remove residual grain and dirt, then passed through a wash system to remove any further contaminants, dried,
densified, then passed through a double extruders system, melting the plastic into strands. The strands are then cooled and cut into small PCR pellets. The plant is capable of processing up to 7,000,000 (14,000 grain bags) per year and employs ten fulltime staff members. “I’m so proud of the work this group of entrepreneurs has done to take a waste product from our farming community and turn it into a form that can be repurposed,” said Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely. “I’m even more proud of the fact that they have chosen Bashaw, the centre of the agriculture community, and provided employment opportunity for our locals.”
Submitted photo Alberta minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen, left, and Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely toured the Bashaw PolyAg Recycling plant on Oct. 23.
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Mandatory wearing of face coverings By Lori Larsen
The City of Camrose has instituted a mandatory face coverings bylaw for all public places in order to attempt to con-
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RCMP reports crime levels are lowered By Murray Green
Wetaskiwin-Camrose RCMP Insp. Keith Durance reported to Camrose County council on Oct. 27 that crime levels in the area have been reduced. He also introduced the new commanding officer for Camrose, Cpl. Kevin Krebs, who is filling in for Cpl. Mark Cusack’s leave of absence. “Kevin is in the office to make sure the administration in the office runs smoothly, supervise staff and take walk-in customer complaints, doing the same role, except he will be reporting to me in Wetaskiwin,” explained Durance. “I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of people, and it is taking longer than I thought to get around to all the different groups and organizations. I have a bit of a farming background, working for a county,” said Krebs. “You have a good guy here who will be in the community and he does a good job for us,” added Durance. “I taxed him pretty heavy on
getting out to the communities from Hay Lakes to New Norway and all around the area.” Over the last six months, the crime rates have gone down in the Camrose area. He reported that all the member positions in Camrose are full and that he has put in a request to add an additional administrative staff position to help with the office duties. “Criminal offences are down three per cent, persons crime is down 23 per cent, and property crimes are down 18 per cent. The downward trends are consistent with other areas, and rural crimes are going down. Break and enter crimes are down 26 per cent and theft of autos is down 51 per cent, which is fantastic. The only one that was trending up was fraud. However, we found an error and that too is down a bit,” shared Durance. “Our goal is to have a 26 per cent clearance rate (on solving crimes) and we are at 22 per cent in the Camrose area. We are almost there.” He shared the suppression results of some major events, including a Camrose event.
“We have conducted 500 curfew checks to keep an eye on some of the past offenders.” Durance also explained that the RCMP members are putting together a HUB, groups that will work close to local agencies such as The Open Door, to get a better understanding of why crimes are happening and to learn what the RCMP can do to make sure people receive the help they need.
Corporal Krebs joins the ranks By Lori Larsen
Camrose and Camrose County will be getting familiar with the new Camrose RCMP Corporal, Kevin Krebs, as he makes his way in and around the area, getting to know not only the district, but the people who call it home. Corporal Krebs has been with the RCMP for 21 years, 16 of those years at the Wetaskiwin detachment and, most recently, four years at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA). Born in Edmonton and raised there for the first four years of his life, Krebs then moved to Hudson Hope, BC, with his family. In 1976, he moved to Pincher Creek, then back to Hudson Hope until 1979, when he moved to Edson. After meeting his wife, who hailed from a farming family in Edson, he soon learned the many facets of farming, both rewarding and challenging. “I have the utmost respect for farmers. It is difficult to make a living, and (for many) it is more of a lifestyle of providing for the family.” After experiencing life in a few different career goals, he turned his focus to policing, graduating from Regina RCMP depot in January 2000. “We were the first graduating troop of the new millennium,” noted Krebs. His first posting out of depot was Wetaskiwin, where, as a result of a serious health concern with his youngest daugh-
ter, he remained for 16-and-a-half years, so the family could be near a large centre and vital medical facilities. Seeking a change, Krebs transferred to the Edmonton International Airport in 2016, where he gained a great deal of experience working with a tight knit community within the airport, experiencing training opportunities unique to securing a large international port (airport). “It was a huge community complex and business–very forward thinking, especially on the safety and security side.” During his time with the EIA and in his capacity as RCMP, Krebs liaisoned with other organizations including Canadian Border Services Agency, American Customs and the In-flight Security Officers (Air Marshals), businesses and services. As a result of COVID-19, the daily number of people passing through EIA slowed drastically, and when Krebs was offered the position with Camrose detachment, he saw it as an opportunity to use his interpersonal and liaison skills to move forward. He said the position as Corporal for the Camrose detachment is not that of commander, it is primarily to liaison with rural communities and build an understanding of what rural residents feel their policing needs are, and what the RCMP can realistically do to serve those needs.
Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Wetaskiwin-Camrose RCMP, Camrose Detachment Corporal Kevin Kreb’s primary focus is to liaison with rural community businesses and residents.
“We have to listen to the people and what they feel their needs are, but we also have to be able to say that it sounds good, but here is the reality of it, and recognize that we (RCMP) may have to change how we do business in certain areas.” He looks forward to getting out in the rural communities within the Camrose district to meet and listen to the concerns residents have that require police services and how both the RCMP and residents can work together to prevent crime in the area. “It is very difficult to get our job done like we
used to. We don’t catch a lot of crime in action, it is more a response. That is why we need our communities to help us and phone in when they see something suspicious–keep us informed.” Corporal Krebs encourages residents to get involved and assist the RCMP in doing their job to ensure they keep their communities safe. He welcomes residents to meet him, share information, ask questions and help the Camrose detachment build a strong positive relationship with the communities they police.
Neighbours watching out for each other By Lori Larsen
County residents are doing a wonderful job at being good neighbours, but now with harvest season at a close, homesteads in the County are putting away machinery, which means a little less familiar country road traffic. Camrose RCMP and Battle River Rural Crime Watch (BRRCW) board members remind rural residents that being an “interested” neighbour is being a good neighbour, and encourages rural residents to report any behaviour that seems out of place or suspicious, whether on their own property or on neighbouring properties. “Get to know your
neighbours again and know their contact or phone numbers,” advised BRRCW president Devin Bonnar. “This is always a great way to reintroduce yourselves and also, should something happen in the area, you are not looking for phone numbers, so you can contact everyone quicker if you need to get information out.” Information sharing is another vital tool when it comes to preventing crime. The BRRCW Facebook page includes posts from Camrose, Bashaw, and Wetaskiwin RCMP detachments containing important information on crime occurring in rural areas, as
well as posts from residents or other news sources. “The County of Camrose residents play a vital role in crime prevention,” said RCMP Camrose/ Wetaskiwin detachment community liaison Corporal Kevin Krebs. “By reporting suspicious occurrences, vehicles and people, it can assist the police in tracking down suspects responsible for rural crime. By locking your vehicle and residential doors all the time, and by not leaving your keys in your vehicle, you make crime prevention a community commitment, and it’s everyone’s business. We are all partners in crime prevention.”
Residents can also report any suspected poaching or serious public or private land abuse through Alberta Report A Poacher at 1-800-642-3800 or online at alberta.ca/ report-a-poacher. The Crowd Security app is a downloadable app (www.crowdsecur ity.ca) available for use in reporting crimes in progress, threats to safety, suspicious activities or lost valuables, which then alerts everyone who lives nearby. The app allows users to communicate with other app users and ultimately track the activity, whereabouts and direction of suspicious persons or vehicles, and continues to
report new information as it occurs, creating a trail of evidence for the police. By doing so, it increases the likelihood of the police solving and ultimately preventing crimes from occurring. Finally, word of mouth can be a rural resident’s best source of finding out what is happening in and around the County. As they say, news spreads fast and the quicker that information is shared, the better chance there is of assisting your neighbour with protecting lives and property and fending off would-be criminals.
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Wear green to support 4-H By Murray Green
Canada invites you to Show Your 4-H Colours this November with an exciting celebration inviting 4-H supporters to wear green, celebrate, and give back to one of Canada’s most longstanding and impactful youth organizations. From purchasing a limited-edition fundraising t-shirt to wear on Nov. 4 for Show Your 4-H Colours Day, to visiting a Canadian landmark lit in green, there are many ways to get involved. Visit showyour4hcolours.ca for full details. Together with the national Show Your 4-H Colours partner BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada, they encourage you to join the fun and come together to spread awareness and support the great things 4-Hers are doing in their communities, country and around the world. “We are proud to partner with a company that has such strong 4-H roots and is so committed and engaged in the 4-H movement,” said Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada chief executive officer. “Not only is BASF generously supporting 4-H in Canada at the national and provincial level, they are actively participating in 4-H initiatives to heighten awareness of the lasting impact 4-H has in inspiring youth and supporters alike to make the world a better place.” In addition, through the purchase of over 900 Show Your 4-H Colours limitededition t-shirts, BASF has provided more than $3,700 to provincial 4-H organizations across the country. “We couldn’t be more proud to support 4-H Canada and celebrate the community-building spirit 4-H fosters among youth and adults–a sentiment that is shared across the agriculture industry,” said Jonathan Sweat, vice president, BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada. “On Nov. 4, we’ll wear our 4-H Colours t-shirts with pride as we join supporters from across the country in honouring the contributions 4-Hers make every day of the year.” Established in 2007, this annual campaign celebrates everything that is 4-H while giving back. There are countless ways to celebrate 4-H and to give back to the program. By wearing green, celebrating, and giving back, you are showing your 4-H colours.
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Flagstaff added as ag-plastic recycling depot By Murray Green
Six collection locations were added to “Alberta Agplastic. Recycle It! Grain Bag and Twine Recycling Program”, including Flagstaff County to the east of Camrose. The number of pilot collection sites across Alberta expanded to 26 as six new locations came on board as collection sites that are open and ready to accept empty agricultural grain bags and used twine for recycling. The materials are now collected at the Flagstaff Waste Regional Landfill. In Camrose County, the plas-
tic is accepted at the West Dried Meat Landfill site near Ferintosh. Most existing sites are currently taking rolled, tied grain bags of any size, and twine for recycling. Some, however, just take grain bags and a few take only twine. “The pilot is on track with plans to expand access to grain bag and twine recycling collection sites. Ensuring Alberta farmers have every opportunity to recycle these plastic ag materials is imperative,” said Cleanfarms’ executive director Barry Friesen. “The plastics used in these
agricultural tools are valuable resources and should be recovered and recycled in a circular economy.” Lisa Sulz sees this recycling program as a win-win for everyone. She is the agricultural fieldman for Cypress County which surrounds Medicine Hat. “If we can keep these plastics out of the environment and recycle them, then why not? The more we can keep out of landfill and the environment, the better. Grain bags are bulky and take up a lot of room in landfill cells, and cells are expensive to build,” she said. “There is no question that county rate payers
benefit from this agricultural recycling program.” Stacey Barrows, who with her husband Brent, farms 4,300 acres in the County of Forty Mile in the southeast corner of Alberta, said farmers always want to be good stewards of their land. “If we want our families to be able to stay on the farm, we need to think about the environment as a whole–the land, water, and air. We all need to recycle, not only to keep our farms healthy, but to teach younger generations to be stewards of the land, too,” Stacey emphasized.
Breast cancer screen tests to be held in Viking By Lori Larsen
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is on a mission to end breast cancer through research and awareness. The campaign is designed to educate people on the importance of early screening, testing and treatment for breast cancer. Once again, the Alberta Health Screen Test mobile mammography unit will be available in select communities around the province. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast and has proven to be the most effective way to detect breast cancer. Early detection allows for a greater number of options for treatment and a better chance of survival. Women ages 50 to 74–the group most at risk for developing breast cancer–will have local access to mammography services this month when Alberta Health Services’ Screen Test program visits Viking. The unit will be stationed at the Viking Carena Complex, 5120-45 Street on Nov. 18 to 21, and Nov. 23 and 24. Residents can book an appointment or learn more about the program by calling toll free 1-800-667-0604. Due to COVID-19, Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of clients and staff. Details will be shared when you call to book your appointment. To book an appointment, which are required, telephone toll free 1-800-667-0604 or visit screeningforlife.ca. If you received a booking card in the mail, have the booking number, located on the card, ready to provide to the booking agent. Visit https://screening forlife.ca/breast/screentest mobile-clinics/ for more information and a complete listing of Screen Test mobile sites. Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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