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Vol. LXVIII, No. 52

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  November 17, 2020

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olan and Sherri Marshall, and their son Shayne, have a passion for Christmas. They get excited about most anything connected to the Disney Corporation – movies, characters, and of course their famous theme parks. The Marshalls live on Marler Drive. It was, in-part, their splendid, impossible-to-miss front yard Christmas decorating that has motivated others on this well-traveled roadway to ‘keep up with the Marshalls’! The result: over the years Marler Drive has taken on the persona of Camrose Christmas Lane. The Marshall’s were busy decorating last week, inside and out. This year, their front yard features new, unique Disney blow-ups (many specially ordered from the U.S.), Disney movies playing each evening on the perfect Mickey screen, and an always popular vibrating snowman – a tribute to Sherri’s father who also loved sharing the joy of Christmas with everyone.

Inside Who Can I Count On? . . . . . . . . 6

News Features

City of Camrose . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Reflections by Bonnie Hutchinson. . . . . . . . . . 4

Out and About . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Just Sayin’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

On the Road . . . . . . . . . 21 to 23

Christmas cards of cheer. . . . . . . . 6

Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . 24 and 25

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The Camrose Remembrance Day service not only honoured all past, present and future veterans, it also reflected of the 75th anniversary on the end of the Second World War. With physical restrictions still in place, the Lougheed Centre had about 100 attendees indoors for the service. “We are honouring the

one million plus Canadians and Newfoundlanders volunteers who answered the call to war in Europe 1939 to 1945. We especially honour the 42,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice and did not return to their loved ones,” said Comrade Dora Grettum. The commemoration will also focus on the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Japan, Sept. 2, 1945. “Along with those

Comrade Lloyd Dool honours the veterans.

who served in Europe, we also honoured the 1,975 Canadian solders who served in the defence of Hong Kong. There were 567 solders who also made the ultimate sacrifice by being killed or died in the terrible conditions in prisoner of war camps. We will remember them all,” she added. Comrade Lloyd Dool spoke about the affects war has on its veterans. “Over time Remembrance Day has come to mean different things to different people. For some the loss is a memory that is all too painful. Remembrance is also about gratitude for sacrifice,” stated Dool. “Many of us recognize what others have given up to allow us our lives the way we do today. Remembrance Day also holds out for peace, a longing for learning to live together without violence and to find a way to embrace difference. Remembrance Day strikes a chord deep within us because, as well as whatever traditions and elements mean to us, we carry a deep seeded fear that our veterans and our families who were affected by war will be forgotten.” Veterans often remember the words of the poem In Flanders Fields. “The

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When it’s good, it’s very, very good

Technology is a gift when it works. When it’s good, it’s very very good. For example, I appreciate that, throughout the pandemic, technology has enabled many of us to stay in touch with most of the people who matter to us. It’s not the same as a hug, but at least we’ve been able to see and hear one another. Technology allows us to communicate with people around the globe. In an online course I’m taking this year, every week I get to speak with people in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. It’s so enriching. It’s also fun when the person in San Diego is eating early breakfast Tuesday. The person in Hamilton is drinking mid-morning coffee Tuesday. The person in Amsterdam is having late afternoon tea Tuesday. The person in Brisbane is having a post-midnight snack Wednesday. And we’re all having a conversation in real time! *** On the other hand, when technology is bad, it’s very, very bad. It can cause more hassle and havoc than any mere human could make happen. That leads to my technology challenge of the week. An email inbox simply disappeared. It went away. It evaporated. It is no more. Nobody knows why. Nobody knows where it went. Unfortunately, the email account that disappeared was also where my calendar lived, and my contacts. I missed at least one event and possibly others. I tried to remember whatever appointments or events might have been in my online calendar, but I didn’t remember everything. *** Once upon a time in the olden days, we had appointment books in which we’d write events and appointments. For a few years after I began to use an online calendar, I kept a paper appointment book too. Eventually I stopped doing that and just used the online calendar on my desktop. I dabbled with also using the calendar set-up on my phone, but stopped because I’d put something in one calendar but not the other. Nobody could show me how to synchronize the phone and desktop calendars except by manually entering the same items on both calendars. That just seemed too much of a hassle. Yep, too much of a hassle–right up until my desktop calendar evaporated. Right up until the phone call from someone wondering where I was because we had an appointment. *** Among other things, this is a wake-up call. This experience is making me think it might be worth the hassle of keeping two different calendars on two different platforms, even if it means keeping both of them up to date manually. It’s also making me wonder if all small businesses – and maybe all households–ought to have two different systems on two different platforms for any part of their operation that is essential. At a minimum, this experience is making me realize I need to be more rigorous about back-up. In the early days of working electronically, I was diligent about backing up that day’s work at the end of every work day. Gradually I stopped bothering to do that and waited until projects were complete before I saved them on memory sticks. And now? Now that I’ve experienced the bother of losing my calendar and contacts? Now that I’ve lost a week’s worth of email messages including some from clients? I’m thinking daily back-up is not that much of a bother! *** If in the past week you sent an email to Bonnie@ BonnieHutchinson.com, I didn’t reply because I didn’t receive it. Your message is somewhere in cyberspace. Presumably that email address will be working again by next week, and I’d love to hear from you then.


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Letters are welcomed but please limit them to 400 words or less and sign with first name, initial, surname, address and phone number; only name of writer and city or town will be printed. Letters to third parties are not accepted. The Camrose Booster may edit for clarity, legality, personal abuse, good taste, public interest and availability of space. The Camrose Booster thanks you for your interest in the letters page and encourages your comments. Populism and democracy

There has been an interesting development in the war of words occurring within the corporate media. This is the idea that democracy is good but ‘populism’ is a dangerous or evil thing that will lead us to dictatorship or something worse. If you understand what democracy is, even superficially, I think you will find this idea at least a little incoherent. Populism (from dictionary dot com): grass-roots democracy; working-class activism; egalitarianism. representation or extolling of the common person, the working class, the underdog, etc. So ask yourself this, if ‘populism’ is grassroots democracy why do the corporate media think it is dangerous? Well, dictionary dot com offers a hint. Another of the definitions of ‘populism’ is “any of various, often antiestablishment or antiintellectual political movements or philosophies that offer unorthodox solutions or policies and appeal to the common person rather than according with traditional party or partisan ideologies.” In other words, populism threatens the business, bureaucratic, and educational elites who desire to control the country. Populism presents ideas and policies which are popular with the people rather than regurgitating the usual prevarications and platitudes. And that is what is dangerous

about populism. “In an age of deception telling the truth is a subversive act.” Lest you think this is a so-called *conspiracy theory*, let me clarify. It is not necessary for these institutions to “conspire” together. They share a common point of view, that it is necessary for them to *fool* voters because voters are too stupid to know what is good for them. These elites believe that only they understand what is best for [the country; business; education; people; government; etc.] and rather than waste time trying to educate the obtuse voter it is more expedient to manipulate the voter. In a perverse sense, their competing interests and contradictory narratives tend to further the ambitions of each by sowing confusion and fear. The plethora of false and contradictory information prevents the average voter from making a rational decision and forces him to act on emotion or instinct. The “populist” threatens this by offering up “unorthodox solutions or policies [solutions and policies outside the rules established by the various elites] and appeal to the common person [that the average voter can understand and support]”. Populism is democracy. Dave Gosse, Camrose Lest we not forget

On a recent drive through Saskatchewan, Alberta and lower B.C., I noticed the cancellation of many Remembrance Day Services. Tonight, on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Second World War I am moved to write this letter. I am not a veteran, but I respect and admire and thank them for the supreme sacrifice they made for our freedom. Freedom is not free by any means. With that said I have plenty of ancestors and relatives that are veterans. My five-time great grandfather fought beside

Wolfe at the Battle of Quebec and at the Plains of Abraham. Many ancestors fought in First World War and Second World War and the American Civil War with great distinction. My dad is a surviving veteran of the Second World War, 100 years young. His brother and brother-in-law also served in Second World War. Here we are facing a pandemic which has a death rate in Canada of 0.00054795 per cent. I wonder if our brave young men would have gladly accepted these oddson D Day and the other great battles of past wars. Compared to their sacrifice what we face seems small by comparison. They would have gladly, I am sure, accepted odds like this. Instead they sacrificed their lives so that we could enjoy the freedoms that we have now. Freedoms that are being eroded every day by a nation’s panic over a thing that these brave young men would have found insignificant to what they endured. Did they give their lives so we could wear masks all day every day, be banned from associating with family and friends, give up the right to free speech and expression because our federal government and the opposition in this province think that these are not important in the time we are in. These are the rights our service men and women fought for; they did not fight for the right of others to inflict their panic agenda on the rest of society. What in the heavens name do we as seniors have to fear from this? We have lived longer and better, than any generation before and this was entirely due to the sacrifices made by those young men and women. A panic over a virus should not diminish our duty to honour their sacrifice. Bryan Hookenson, Kingman ELKS TO SCOUTS


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Christmas cards spread a little cheer By Murray Green

Kathryn Egan of Camrose has a habit of cheering people up. Each Christmas season, she sends between 200 and 300 cards to various people, often strangers. “I started doing this when my mother had Alzheimer’s, she has since passed. I arranged for cards to be sent to her and the other residents in the same facility. I thought it made a difference, maybe only momentary for some people, but for others that moment carried with them for the entire day as they told others about the card. That’s where it started, and where my heart was when I went with it.” She then kept expanding to other places with seniors in care. “I started sending Christmas cards to people in senior home facilities, because I know they can become lonely. I wanted to give a card to people who may not receive

very many, or any Christmas cards, during the holiday season. It was my way of giving them some cheer, or putting a smile on their face,” said Kathryn. “I started in Edmonton where I was living at the time. The last four years, I’ve increased to about 300 cards in Camrose.” This year, she sent out a request to receive more cards. “I had so many cards, and you don’t mail as many anymore. So this was a way to use some of them up. But then I was running low, and asked a few people to donate some so I could continue to send them,” continued Kathryn. With Camrose being so generous, she now has about 700 cards to pass on to others. “I usually write a message in them. This year, it might look a little different, because other volunteers want to help me,” she said. Continued on page 15

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Province implements more restrictions to stop spread By Lori Larsen

On Nov. 12, the Government of Alberta announced additional health measures to help protect vulnerable Albertans and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout the province. As of Nov. 16, at 8 a.m. there were 9,618 active cases in Alberta. There were 262 people in hospital due to COVID-19, including 58 in intensive care, and the total number of COVID-19 deaths was 407. Hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions are at their highest point since the pandemic began. “We must take action at this critical point to contain the rapid growth of COVID-19 in our province,” said Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. “Through our actions, we can support the health care system, keep schools open, protect vulnerable Albertans and keep the economy operating throughout the province. This is our chance. If Albertans respond to these and other public health guidelines now, we won’t need more restrictive measures in the future.” Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw added, “We must

reduce the spread of COVID-19. In addition to these measures, I am asking all Albertans to look at our lives and reduce our social and close contact interactions wherever we can. If we can connect virtually or through other means, we need to make that change. By working together, we can protect each other, reduce the spread and protect our health system.” Beginning Nov. 13, the following new public health measures will apply. All restaurants, bars, lounges and pubs in regions under enhanced status must cease liquor sales by 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m. The restriction will remain in place until Nov. 27. There will also be a two-week ban on indoor group fitness classes, team sport activities and group performance activities in Edmonton and surrounding areas, Calgary and surrounding areas, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Red Deer and Lethbridge. Additional public health measures will also be implemented in all regions under an enhanced status. These measures will be in place until further notice: maximum attendance of 50 at wed-

ding or funeral ceremonies; it is recommended all faithbased activities limit attendance to one-third capacity per service; residents should not hold social gatherings within their homes and should not plan social gatherings outside their community; and it is recommended that employers in office settings implement measures to reduce the number of employees in the workplace at one time. All existing guidance and legal orders remain in place in all areas. If these measures are not successful, it will be necessary to implement more restrictive measures. As of Nov. 16 at 8 a.m., Camrose is listed as Enhanced with 22 active cases. Camrose County had six active cases. Residents are reminded to take all precautionary measures including: washing or sanitizing hands frequently, maintaining social distancing of at least two metres, wearing face coverings while in public spaces and civic facilities as per the mandatory bylaw, reducing social gatherings and outings; and staying home when feeling unwell.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster It’s beginning to look a lot like that time of year as residents of Camrose light up early in an effort to keep spirits up amidst challenging times.

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Drive by Christmas parade By Lori Larsen

COVID may be changing the way things are done, but it isn’t breaking the spirit of a group of dedicated volunteers belonging to the Camrose Christmas Association, who insist on ensuring residents still have a joyful Christmas. While the idea of a bringing the parade to residents is not feasible this year, the Camrose Christmas Association has come up with an idea to bring you into the parade. “Last year was our first annual Camrose Santa Claus Parade,” said Camrose Christmas Association chairperson Shauna Chrabaszcz. “This parade was birthed with an idea by our own Angie Haddock, and grew from there. Many

in the community banded together to make it happen, and we pulled it off in six short weeks, with very few hiccups. It was so much fun that we decided that we would make it a yearly event.” However, due to COVID-19 and Alberta Health recommendations and restrictions, the committee has had to rethink how the parade can occur this year. “We just knew we had to do it again, just different this year, so we came up with the concept of a Driveby Parade.” Instead of having a traditional parade with parade-goers lining the streets to watch it go by, on Nov. 27 between 5 and 9 p.m., residents and guests to the City are invited to

get the family (cohorts) into a vehicle and drive around Camrose, checking out how a variety of local businesses organizations, along with private residences, have decorated and are spreading cheer for the holiday season. “Each will be doing and offering something unique and different to their business, and it is going to be so much fun,” said Chrabaszcz. “This way, people can pack the kids up in their jammies, grab some hot chocolate from their favourite vendor around town, or supper from one of the many food trucks participating on Christmas Lane and follow the parade route that will be published on Camrose Now!, the Camrose Christmas

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Last year’s Christmas parade featured floats beautifully decorated. This year, residents are encouraged to drive the route and admire businesses and individuals participating.

Association Facebook page and the City of Camrose Facebook page. “Make sure to take a drive down Christmas Lane too, while you are out driving through the parade route, as it is will opening the same night,” suggested Chrabaszcz. While driving around

town, motorists are reminded to abide by all traffic laws, avoid impeding regular traffic, and use extreme caution, especially if roads are hazardous. What a fun and wonderful way to experience cheer while exploring the wonders the community has to offer.

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Vision Credit Union supports Stollery Children’s Hospital Continued from page 7

When families are in crisis, the emergency department at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton is often the first place they go. “Whether it’s a physical or mental health crisis, the need and urgency are the same. The reality is that navigating this complex health system can be a challenge for parents and families,” said Cyndi. The stress and worry that comes from seeing a child in pain from extreme psychological distress, ranging from depression, extreme anxiety and trauma, to extreme aggression, self-harm and thoughts of suicide, can be frightening and overwhelming. Especially when you consider that 70 per cent of mental health problems begin in childhood and adolescence; mental health affects one in two Canadians by age 40; and half of those with chronic disorders show symptoms by age 14. “To help close some of the gaps that exist when it comes to accessing vital child and adolescent mental health care, we have launched a five-year, $6.5 million fundraising campaign to bring integrated, clinical mental health services to the Stollery emergency department. This expanded care model will eventually deliver roundthe-clock, expert pediatric mental health services in the moment of crisis and will include specialized bedside support for kids and adolescents who present with mental health concerns.” In order for mental health service providers to get a firm understanding of the type of care required, they must meet directly with children and youth

and their family members. “The emergency room is not an ideal location. Hospital emergency teams want to provide quieter, calmer and more private alternatives for those patients and families who don’t require immediate medical attention: comprehensive assessments, potential treatment and connections to various community services,” said Cyndi. The Stollery emergency department currently responds to as many as 2,300 adolescent mental health concerns a year. To further address this need and to help reduce current wait times, therapists and nurses will provide patients and families with 24/7 access to clinical emergency mental health services at the Stollery emergency department and through a crisis phone line service. The on-site walk-

in clinic at the Walter C. Mackenzie Stollery site is available for children and youth who present as low risk as an alternative to waiting for an emergency department assessment. Unique to northern Alberta, the Stollery emergency department will have highly-trained child psychiatrists, therapists, nurses and social workers working alongside emergency physicians and clinical support staff to provide mental health examinations and risk assessments. A specialized team will work with patients and families after a suicide attempt to make sure children and youth have access to available community supports before being discharged. It gives the ability to attract and retain future generations of skilled child and adolescent psychiatrists and mental health

experts. It also gives parents choices. Providing families with options will make sure children and youth are getting the right types of emergency mental health services at the right time. When a parent walks through the doors of the Stollery emergency department, pediatric mental health experts will provide a range of options based on how that child is presenting, resulting in shorter wait times; proper assessment; and improved access and connections to additional pediatric mental health care services. “Our community donors and our partners at Alberta Health Services tell us that child and youth mental health remains a top priority at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Donor investments are vital in expanding roundthe-clock mental health support to children, youth,

and families. In response to the growing need and increased urgency–and through the support of our generous donors–we are committed to completing this important project within five years as part of the Stollery Children’s Hospital’s approved list of urgent funding priorities,” concluded Cyndi. To learn more about current intake services, contact central intake/ assessment services at 780-342-2701, which provide a single intake service for child and adolescent community mental health clinics across the Edmonton zone. To learn more about the investments in mental health programs and services at the Stollery, to donate or to make a major gift donation, contact Cyndi Matthews at 780-9897495 or cyndi.matthews@ stollerykids.com.

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Vision Credit Union CEO Steve Friend, left, presents $150,000 to Cyndi Matthews, senior development officer with the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and community liaison Cliff Denham.

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On behalf of New Norway School, the Grade 10 Students’ Union would like to thank all the veterans in our area. We know that we may have missed some people on our list, so we apologize in advance and want you to know we are recognizing and remembering you as well. The veterans from our area include: Oscar Ramsey, Charles Irving Cooper, Ross Annett, Leonard J. Turner, Oli Noren (P.W. 3 years), Ross Keller, Elmer Smith, Carl Hanson, Jens Tronnes, B. R. Swenerton, Sandy Alackson, Evan Olstad, George Olstad, Oluf Olstad, Victor Nordlund, Joseph Stromberg, Enock Stromberg, Victor Nordgren, Edward J. Meyer, Edward Henderson, Bart Laboucane, Joe Laboucane, Herbert W. Ross, Fred Wiberg, John Lorimer, Douglas Briam, Thomas Morgan, Alfred Costar, William Hill, Watson Gowers, Percy Connery, Albert Smith, George Reister, Earl Guthrie, Harry Strain, Joseph Allen, Alf Anderson, Raider Anderson, Chris Arctander, Laverne Bauer, Ben A. Bernhardt, Lloyd Bernhardt, Ralph Bernhardt, William Borys, Selmer Busness, Bert Butler Jr., Albert Cerkowniak, George Campbell, James Christian, Lander Christian, Harvey Dittberner, C. Edwin Enarson, Fritz R. Enarson, Leslie Fielding, Arne E. Gustafson, Ernest A. Haukedahl, Ralph Hill, Earl Holt, G.A. Holtner, Van Jeglum, Clifford M. Johnson, Sandy Johnson, Karre Rudsvick, Ole Rudsvick, Ira R.A. Smith, Harold Jones, John Kennedy, Lewis Jones, Thomas Kennedy, A. J. Lacey, Robert Lundberg, Orville McIntyre, Oscar Malmo, Roy N. Malmo, Melvin E. Meyer, Thomas Morgan, J. C. Moss, Harry Mytruk, Victor Mytruk, William Mytruk, Wilburn Newstad, Frank E. Olson, Allen Olstad, James Olstad, Ray Olstad, Gordon Perkins, Stewart Pierce, Conrad Ramsey, Grenville Ramsey, Ole Rasmussen, Henry Rozema, Orville Rasmussen, Arnold Thorsell, Carl Tronnes, Robert A. Tronnes, Lloyd W. Smith, Walter Smith, Palmer Stuve, Harold Trussler, Glenn A. West, Merle West, Laurie Atkinson, Victor Bjork, Roy Erickson, Kenneth Hutchinson, Billy Kehoe, Bernard Krikken, Steve Kostenuk, Mike Patrick, John Tuff, Alex Cowan, Arnold Erion, Glenn Mutchler, George Calvin, Stan Trautman, Lloyd Dool, Archie Brown, Ron Gritten, and Nate Ferguson Thank you for your service. You will always be remembered.

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Even though Remembrance Day is officially Nov. 11, for Camrosian Kelly Wiebe and many others, every day should serve as a reminder of those who sacrifice the comforts of home, and for some who pay the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, the members of our armed forces.

Grateful Grannies assist those miles away By Lori Larsen

As the Christmas season draws near, no doubt many people will be thinking a little differently about how they will be celebrating the season. The Camrose and area Grateful Grannies Christmas Market is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year–a remarkable decade of giving back. This year, however, the organizers have had to think outside the box in order to accommodate Alberta Health recommendations, still offering the wares of the market while keeping patrons and volunteers safe. The Grateful Grannies Market will be held at Duggan Mall during the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market for four weeks, starting Nov. 28 until Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. “At a time of year so steeped in tradition, we are being forced to make drastic changes to how we celebrate and enjoy each other’s company,” said Christmas Market chairperson Janet Galenza. “The Grateful Grannies have also faced many challenges this year. We have tried to keep both our members and the public engaged in our fundraising goals, while trying to ensure both the safety of our families and the safety of others.” Galenza indicated that the Grateful Grannies hope this is a temporary measure for this year, but that they do appreciate how well received they were by the organizers of the Farmers’ Market. “We sincerely appreciate their generosity in accommodating our group.” In previous years,

members of the Camrose and area Grateful Grannies would have gathered for “working bees” to construct a variety of feature items for the market, including the very popular AIDS angels and Scandinavian gnomes, which are available for purchase at The Lefse House year round. These items will be available at the market as well. “We always have a good variety of other crafts from our many talented members, such as pottery, quilting, sewing and other items,” said Galenza. “This year, we were planning to celebrate the 10 years that the Grateful Grannies have been raising funds for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, but our gathering plans have unfortunately been put on hold until it is safe to do so. However, we are all still proud of the fact that we have raised almost $200,000 in the past 10 years with the sale of angels, accounting for almost $25,000 of that. These angels are also available for purchase year round at Quilting from the Heart.” Galenza added that the yearly Christmas Market usually provides them with $5,000 to $7,000 to send directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. “It is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so we are hoping the community will continue to support our cause.” Reaching worldwide

The Grateful Grannies are a dedicated group of grandmothers and grand “others” who, along with hundreds of other groups across Canada, raise money to support the African grandmothers. These

grandmothers are working tirelessly to raise their orphaned grandchildren, whose parents have died in the AIDS/HIV pandemic that continues to exact a toll on sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, this year, COVID has been an immeasurable burden with additional stress placed on food supply, health care access, employment, school restrictions and isolation requirements. “Without the social safety net that we are so lucky to have in Canada, these families in Africa are facing many challenges,” said Galenza. The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign raises money to finance community-based organizations which identify where funding is most needed and support these areas of need. “Grassroots movements such as ours are starting to make many transformative changes in dealing with the demands of fighting diseases such as AIDS/HIV.” The Grateful Grannies of Camrose and area encourage people to continue supporting their cause by either donating craft items, or attending the market and picking out a unique handcrafted gift for those special people in your life and assisting others a world apart. This year has people fusing new traditions with old traditions, and the tradition of giving may be taking on a new form. For many, it may mean a deeper connection to those receiving the gift, and how a gift can give beyond the recipient. For more information or to donate handcrafted items, contact Janet Galenza at 780-679-2676.

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster The Grateful Grannies Christmas Market features a variety of homemade crafts that would make perfect, unique gifts for the holiday season, including their AIDS Angels, left, and adorable Gnomes, above. They are gifts that will have the potential to reach out around the world.

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Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Alberta has taken steps to protect the lives and livelihoods of all Albertans. Through the Alberta Recovery Plan, the government has responded to the unprecedented challenge posed by the continued pandemic with measures to help our provincial and local economies recover, as well as put us in a better position for the future. One of the most prominent initiatives that the government has introduced is the Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP), which provides additional capital infrastructure funding to municipalities and Métis Settlements. The Government of Alberta has directed $500 million to the MSP to support economic recovery and fund jobs across our province. In the latest round of MSP funding announcements, ten projects within the Camrose constituency have been approved, directing more than $2.6 million in investments into the constituency. Approved projects include the 51st Avenue utility services project, water reservoir roof repairs and relocation of sport courts, a pedestrian railway extension, traffic control improvements, and pedestrian signal installation, among others. The approved projects are located in the City of Camrose, Town of Bashaw, Town of Tofield, Village of Alliance, and the Village of Heisler, spreading out the economic stimulus throughout the constituency. Each project will create several direct jobs, dependent on the size of the project, as well as indirect jobs and stimulus in the surrounding areas. Through the funding allocations, we can sustain and create local jobs, enhance provincial competitiveness and productivity, position communities to participate in future economic growth, and reduce municipal red tape to promote job-creating private sector investment. All of these will contribute to the overarching priorities of the Alberta Recovery Plan of job creation, building infrastructure, and diversifying our economy, with the ultimate goal of getting our province back on track after the economic hit of COVID-19. In addition to the $500 million supplied by the Government of Alberta for these shovel-ready projects, Alberta is also matching $233 million in federal funding to support municipal operating costs during the pandemic and $70 million to support public transit operating costs, creating an additional $606 million under the federal Safe Restart Agreement. With these initiatives combined, Alberta municipalities will receive more than $1.1 billion to build core infrastructure, support municipal and public transit operating costs, and create thousands of goodpaying jobs now. I’m very glad to see these worthwhile projects going ahead in Camrose that will both stimulate our local economy now, as well as put our communities in a better position in the years ahead. These MSP-funded capital projects are just one way in which the UCP government is investing in rural Alberta and the Camrose constituency. You can contact Jackie Lovely, Camrose MLA, at Constituency Office, 104, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. Tel: 780-672-0000, camrose@assembly. ab.ca or at Legislature Office, 6th Floor, 9820-107 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 1E7.

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Are you passionate about your community? Consider volunteering for a Council appointed Committee, Commission or Board! The City of Camrose is seeking adult residents to serve as Members at Large effective January 1, 2021 on the following:

Proposed Bylaw #3126-20

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 #3126-20 on October 5, 2020.

Camrose Arts Council (2 Members) The Camrose Arts Council Board advises City Council on matters pertaining to arts and culture activities in the City of Camrose and act as a governing body to disseminate grants as delegated under the current “Arts Council Grant Funding Bylaw” for arts and culture initiatives while championing a cohesive and collaborative arts and culture community. The Camrose Arts Council meets on a monthly basis unless otherwise determined.

The purpose of Bylaw #3126-20 is to update the Augustana Area Redevelopment Plan. A Public Hearing is scheduled to be held as follows: Date: December 7, 2020 Time: 5:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, City of Camrose, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

Camrose Green Action Committee (1 Member) The Camrose Green Action Committee is a committee to serve as a “think tank” to generate proposals aimed at improving Camrose as a “green community”, to research “environmental best practices”, to act as an educational function by informing citizens of Camrose of prudent environmental practices and to provide Council with recommendations for green action. Camrose Youth are eligible to apply. The Camrose Green Action Committee meets the third Tuesday of every month at 12:00 Noon.

Any person(s) who have an interest regarding the passing of Bylaw #3126-20 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 November 30, at 4:00 pm. by mail to:

Camrose Public Library Board (1 Member) The Camrose Public Library Board oversees the operation of the library, and is responsible for providing an excellent library service to the City of Camrose and surrounding area. The Camrose Public Library Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:15 p.m. excluding July and August.

Kim Isaak, Deputy City Manager, City of Camrose 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 or by email to: kisaak@camrose.ca. Residents who have already submitted their comments under the previous advertisements will not be required to resubmit unless you prefer to make a new submission.

Community Transit Advisory Committee (2 Members) The Community Transit Advisory Committee is an advisory body to Council that acts as a Steering Committee for transit assessments and needs. The Community Transit Advisory Committee continues to be involved with the City’s Taxi Subsidy Program, and other related transit activities. The Committee will assist in monitoring the performance of the City’s community bus. The Community Transit Advisory Committee meets on a bimonthly basis unless otherwise determined. Heritage Advisory Committee (2 Members) The Heritage Advisory Committee provides input and guidance to the City of Camrose Administration and Council on matters relating to historic resources, and municipal heritage policies and programs. The Committee encourages and advocates for the preservation and safeguarding of historical structures and sites. It also educates and engages community stakeholders regarding the value of remembering and celebrating history, historic structures, places and events, and heritage in general. The Heritage Advisory Committee meets as required. Municipal Planning Advisory Committee (1 Member) The Municipal Planning Advisory Committee acts as the primary advisory body to Council on matters relating to land use planning such as: City land planning, bylaw review and amendments, off-site levy policy review and growth studies review. The Municipal Planning Advisory Committee typically meets the third Wednesday of each month in the morning unless otherwise determined. Social Development Committee (2 Members) The Social Development Committee is responsible to act as a Steering Committee for future Social Needs Assessment. The Committee is to identify current social development issues, needs and trends in the community, and provide recommendations for action to Council. The Committee is to liaise with other groups or individuals charged with social development. The Social Development Committee meets the first Monday in January, March, May, September, and November at 9:30 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that Council may thereafter without further notice proceed with final approval of Bylaw #3126-20 at the regular Council Meeting on December 7, 2020. For additional information, contact Aaron Leckie, Manager, Planning and Development, phone 780-672-4428 or email to aleckie@camrose.ca Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (2 Members) The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board hears and makes decisions on subdivision and development appeals in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and other applicable legislation including the City’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw. All Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Members are required to complete a one-day training session provided by Alberta Municipal Affairs. The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board meets as required. Make a Difference! For more information on the appointment process or to obtain an application form, visit “Volunteer Opportunities” at www. camrose.ca or email Carla Johnson at cjohnson@camrose.ca or call 780-678-3027. Please submit applications to Carla Johnson by email cjohnson@camrose.ca or in person at City Hall, 5204-50 Ave.

Christmas Cards bring hope and cheer Continued from page 6

Kathryn presents the cards to places like The Bethany Group to distribute to residents in the Louise Jensen Centre. “At first, I didn’t know organizations or facilities were out here. This year, with help from others, it could be expanded. My church has offered me space as long as we social distance and

take precautions. Imagine yourself in long-term care, spending your nights alone. It can be lonely, especially at Christmas. I thought, what can we do to make them feel loved and important, and not just alone.” Kathryn tries to personalize the cards without actually knowing the seniors. “I add a personal touch, add stickers or some-

thing they can feel and touch, like sparkles. Sometimes the workers read the cards to the residents.” A volunteer has offered to do calligraphy on them. “It’s just another way to add a personal touch. When I do the cards by myself, it takes about a month and a half, so I’ve started already,” said Kathryn. Giving cards is a bit of

a lost art, especially with the higher cost to mail them. “I used to love mailing them, but it does get expensive.” This project also gives her a gift at Christmas. “It is very rewarding, just to make people happy.” Because of COVID-19, the cards need to be delivered a week sooner, so they can be

isolated before the cards are given to the residents. “I am low on stickers, so if anyone has some to give, that would be wonderful. I would accept some other things that can go on the cards, just no glitter.” To donate stickers, or to volunteer your services in addressing cards, contact Kathryn at kathrynegan07@yahoo.com.

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Looking Back

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Although things were a lot different this year, the support of our community was immeasurable. - A-1 Catering - Agriterra Equipment, Camrose - Armena Royals Men’s Baseball - Atema Construction - Battle River Implements Ltd. - Becky Vandersluis - Belle & Otis Custom Wood Works - Camrose Insurance Services

- Camrose UFA /Sharek Petroleum Agency & Cardlock - Cargill - Dan & Sharril Sych - Ernie & Donna Lange - Fountain Tire Camrose, East End - Grassy Lane Custom Meats - Lamb Ford Sales - Maximum Mechanical

25 Years Ago This Week – from Nov. 14, 1995 edition

- Randy & Laura Chapman - Tim & Myrna McCallum - Tofield Packers - UFA Farm & Ranch Supply, Camrose - Verlyn & Mardell Olson - Verny Cox - Walter Farms

• Camrose Packers, OK Economy, Grand Park Liquor Mart, Sears, CJ Electric Motor Repair, Sponge Dry Carpet Care, Crawford Thompson Sales, Southview Bolt & Battery, Sid’s Source for Sports, Sound Spectacular, Reed’s Country Gardens, JB Graphics Design Studio, Draperies Plus, Wisemen’s Way Bookstore, Just For You Café & Gift Shop, Camrose Trophies & Engraving, World Travel, Byer’s Country & Western Store, National Home Furniture, Camrose Custom Cabinets, The Bay and Zellers were amongst the many advertisers in this issue of The Booster. • Battle River Dodge Chrysler (1994) Ltd. offered a $1500 factory rebate on most 1995 models. • A brand new 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan was priced at $20,988, including freight and PDI at Chev Oldsmobile dealers. • The ’95-’96 Forestburg Concert Series featured Murray McLaughlan, Don Hambley, Tamarack and the Irish Descendants. • Camrose Branch #57 Royal Canadian Legion promoted a Grey Cup Party for Sunday, November 19.

A special thank you to Bill and Jean Resch for their generosity of time and resources, providing another amazing meal and serving it to the Armena Community.

Lighting up Christmas Lane By Lori Larsen

In the early morning hours of dawn and the later darkened hours of dusk, the City of Camrose comes to life with the twinkling of lights, and the rise of a variety of blow-up characters and displays depicting the joys of the season. So begins the Christmas season light tours including, for the second year, Christmas Lane on Marler Drive. The magic begins on Friday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m., and will continue to bring smiles to faces until Sunday, Dec. 27 at 11 p.m. “There will be food trucks each weekend, with the exception of the Christmas weekend,” noted Camrose Christmas Association chairperson Shauna Chrabaszcz. The food trucks will be located at the east end of Marler Drive on the greenspace across from Rudy Swanson Park and the old railway tracks closer to the west/central end of Marler Drive. Hours of operation include 5 until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and 5 until 9 p.m. on Sundays. “There will also be two mini donut trucks this year, along with other trucks offering a full menu and perogies, so make sure to get your fix,” suggested Chrabaszcz. “We also will have opportunities to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will be on location at 6111 Marler Drive on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, from 6 until 8 p.m. until Sunday, Dec. 20. This year, the Camrose Christmas Association has added even more excitement on Christmas Lane during the holiday season with “Santa’s Block Party” to be held on Dec. 19, from noon until 8 p.m. It will take place at the east end of Marler Drive, across from Rudy Swanson Park.

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“This will be a COVID friendly event, so space is limited, and people are asked to book their times through the Camrose Christmas Association Facebook page by sending a private message to the page, or by emailing us at Camrose.Christmas. Association@hotmail.com. For updates on Christmas Lane, visit the Camrose Christmas Association Facebook page. “We encourage participants taking part in the events to post pictures to the page as well.” The more the merrier. Residents and visitors are reminded to use extreme caution while walking or driving down Christmas Lane or on any light tours throughout the City. If traffic is increasing behind your vehicle, safely pull your vehicle over to the side of the road and let others pass. Residents are also reminded to maintain physical distancing while walking down Christmas Lane, and to use respect while admiring the beautiful displays on private and public property.

• Call Tire Mart Ltd. advertised 6 volt batteries, guaranteed for 36 months, for $16.88. • Crawford & Company Limited was appointed the Camrose and area Mazda dealer. • Dairy Queen advertised a box of 11 Dilly Bars for just $1.19. • Roy Brawner of Leduc was transferred to manage the Camrose IGA Store. • Constable Peter Beard of Camrose City Police Force resigned, after 4 years of service, to begin new duties as an investigator with the Department of the Provincial Secretary. • Camrose Kinsmen formally announced plans to host their first 2-day professional indoor rodeo at the CADRECA recreation complex. • Rose City Band, sponsored by the Rotary Club, Camrose, was set to present a concert at Killam on November 20 at 8 pm. The school gymnasium was the concert site.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Last year, Marler Drive lit the way for Christmas cheer. Many residents living on Marler joined in on the fun and excitement of Christmas Lane’s first year.

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Camrose Police Service attempted a traffic stop on an older black Ford F350 which then fled at a high rate of speed. A male driver and female passenger were inside the vehicle and police are attempting to identify the suspects. Police received a 911 call from a female advising that her boyfriend may have overdosed. Police and EMS attended and the male was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital. Police located a small amount of meth and pills belonging to the couple which were seized for destruction. Nov. 13

A female called 911 after she and her husband had an argument and he left the residence in a state that caused her to be concerned for his safety. It was determined that the male had met up with a friend for support and there was no more immediate cause for concern. A male reported that someone had broken into his vehicle and stole his medication. The vehicle was parked on 53 Street in the 5000 block, and it is believed that a rock had been thrown through the vehicle’s window to gain entry.

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• At Harley’s you get cash discounts at the till through the Harley’s Points Club. Since it started, over $408,108 has been paid out through the program to valued Harley’s customers. • Harley’s gives back to our community because the owners and the staff live right here. They’re your neighbours. • A tremendous and expanded selection of craft beer. New ones arrive every week! • Friendly staff will help you find what you’re looking for.

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Healthy tips for raising your children By Alberta Health Services

Raising children is a big job. It can be overwhelming to think about all the things your child needs to learn to stay safe and healthy. In addition to teaching children good eating and activity habits, you can also teach them some basic health and safety habits.

Remember that your child learns habits by watching you. If you and the rest of your family follow healthy habits, your child will learn them from you. And if you have bad habits, your child will learn those, too. Good general habits for a healthy life help your children learn to think.

Children need to learn that actions have consequences. They need to learn the difference between fantasy and reality. Before your children act, encourage them to stop, take a breath, and think about the consequences. Talk openly to encourage your children to share what is bothering them.

Learn relaxation skills, and teach them to your children. Encourage your children to learn about and enjoy healthy foods. Help your children find physical activities and hobbies they enjoy. Limit daily screen time (not including time for schoolwork).

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New United Church minister

Camrose Heritage By Lori Larsen

Heritage plays a intrinsic part of the future. It offers clues into the past and how society functioned and evolved. It also helps people develop an understanding of their traditions and culture. The heritage of a city is vital in determining politics, business and where the city stands in the larger picture of the world. Camrose is no exception and has grown from a deep rooted and rich history of diversity and culture. For years, many citizens of Camrose have recognized the value of the community’s history and have been actively interested in the history of Camrose and how the community came to be, but more importantly, how it affects where the future will lead. Properties and areas of cultural heritage value or significance provide a link to the original settlement and specific periods. The hamlet settlement was first developed around the commercial core of 50th Street (Main Street) and expanded out in a circular manner. The first residences were constructed in 1905, located along 48th and 49th Street. In 1912, planners were conscious of the advantages to building south and east of the town center, including proximity to the three rail lines, power station, and better drainage systems. The CPR, Grant Trunk Pacific Railway and the CNR had a great impact on the development of Camrose, resulting in intense economic and population growth. A Historic Survey and Inventory was completed in 2011 by a volunteer task force and initially 100 sites were identified, of which 40 complied for the inventory with Statements of Significance. Currently, there are six sites listed

on the Alberta Register of Historic Places. In 2017, City Council created the Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC), consisting of two councillors and volunteers. The purpose of the HAC is to provide input and guidance to City administration and council on matters relating to historic resources and municipal heritage policies and programs. The committee encourages and advocates for the preservation and safeguarding of historical structures and sites. With the assistance of a Provincial Government Grant from Alberta Culture Heritage Preservation Partnership Program, the HAC and Fireweed Consulting are developing a Heritage Management Plan that will provide the community with an innovative, sustainable and realistic framework. This will inspire the preservation and long-term viability of its unique heritage resources. This plan will help to preserve and conserve key historic buildings, residences, sites, structures and cultural landscapes in Camrose. Background research has begun, and two workshops have been completed. Goals for the plan include: to grow and protect heritage, develop incentives, tie heritage to tourism and economic development, public engagement and heritage partnerships. In order to effectively guide the preparation of the plan, an online survey is offered on the City website at www.camrose.ca or on the City Facebook page. “Our community has many examples of historically significant buildings,” commented City of Camrose councillor and HAC chairperson David Ofrim. “First, recognizing them, and then by taking steps to preserve them, we will help maintain our commu-

Photos courtesy of the City of Camrose Heritage Advisory Committee

By Murray Green

nity’s roots and character. Beyond buildings, the Heritage Management Plan will also recommend how we can preserve other facets of our heritage including Arts and Culture. To that end, I would encourage our citizens to complete

the survey to help guide our planning.” Submissions for the survey are due on Friday, Nov. 20. For additional information or comments, contact councillor David Ofrim or the City Planning Services at 780-672-4428.

It was a natural homecoming for Camrose United Church’s new minister. The Rev. Helen Reed, Diaconal Minister who prefers to be called Helen, called the church home for many years as her family grew up and she was a dedicated leader for the youth. In fact, she was originally sponsored by Camrose United Church when she advanced her calling. “It is almost a coming home for me. It was the right time,” shared Helen. After 10 years of serving in communities such as New Norway, Oyen, Cereal, Acadia Valley and Alsask, she decided to come home to Camrose United Church on Oct. 1. The church council decided not to have full services yet because of COVID-19 numbers increasing. “People are really lacking connection right now, and we need to have some sort of services. I’m thinking of groups between three to 10 people at a time. People would have to register to be a part of the group,” suggested Helen. “The groups would receive the same service. I’d call them Small Ministries. Each service would be about a half hour each, and it would allow people to receive the connection that they need. Singing in church is not allowed right now, but we could have music played in some form at the Small Ministries.” The United Church also has a service on their website that people can follow each week. “The service has reached a larger audience than we ever thought. People who didn’t come to church, for various reasons, can now listen to the service online. It also allows for greater flexibility, because you don’t have to listen to it on Sunday morning, you can listen to it whenever it is convenient for the listener,” explained Helen. Her intention, with council’s blessing, is to have both Small Ministries and a website service to reach a greater audience. As well as bringing people together through Small Ministries, Helen wants the children to feel connected as well. “We are working on putting together a package that they can pick up at church. It would include a lesson and a craft around a theme. What I would like to do is have them send in a picture or video of their craft, and we can show them to everyone on the website.” Contact the church office at 780-672-2176 for more information.

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Inclusion through music By Lori Larsen

On Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., join the Fine Arts and Humanities Department of the University of Alberta Augustana Campus for a virtual vocal Lecture and Recital featuring Jonathon Adams, a Two-Spirit, nêhiyaw michif (Cree-Métis) baritone. Adams was born in a m i s k wa c iwâ s k a h i k a n (Edmonton). He is currently based in both tio’tia:ke (Montréal) and Amsterdam. Jonathon has studied with Nancy Argenta, Emma Kirkby and Suzie LeBlanc, is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, and a fellow of the Netherlands Bach Society. A specialist in baroque performance practice, Jonathon has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe with renowned conductors Ton Koopman, Phillippe Herreweghe and Helmut Rilling, and with ensembles such as Ensemble BachPlus, and Vox Luminis. Numerous solo engagements include upcoming recordings and concerts with the Toronto Symphony, Netherlands Bach Society, Pro Coro Canada and Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal. Alongside collaborative pianist Dr. Roger Admiral, in addition to skillful and inspired interpretations of works by John Download, Henry Purcell and Métis songs of 17th and 18th century New France, Jonathon will share Indigenous perspectives on the study and performance of Western classical music in the era of colonization. This free lecture recital is made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor and Augustana Dean’s office, and is available for all to enjoy through the Augustana Campus YouTube channel. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Augustana Campus music department is committed to providing the Camrose community with diverse opportunities to fully experience and appreciate the powerful healing qualities of music. For more information or for a direct link to the YouTube channel, please contact augdept@ualberta. ca or call 780-679-1673.

A gift of music to seniors By Murray Green

Maya Rathnavalu and Darryl Dewalt will be providing a soothing afternoon of music at the Bailey Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. Maya is an accomplished violinist who has performed at the Bailey before will be accompanied by Darryl on the piano, who is the music director at the Camrose United Church. This show, A Gift of Music to Salute our Seniors and their Caring Circle, will be live-streamed at https://youtu.be/-IaC9l8ey AM. “This began as an invitation from the Bailey Theatre for Maya to perform as part of their Salute our Seniors series and then Maya’s conversing with me, then doing some playing with me to explore the possibility of doing this concert together,” explained Darryl. “We do see this as a way to support the Bailey Theatre in very difficult times, where bringing in outside performers seems likely to be a financial challenge, given the limits on audience size that must be in place to satisfy Alberta Health requirements. And hopefully this can lift the spirits of the audience; we are aware people are really missing live music right now, among many other things.” The community is still trying to offer music despite concerns for audience members at a concert when new daily COVID-19 cases are at such a high number in the province. “That means, while we do get to share some music with the audience, we expect we will have little direct contact with those in attendance, as we obey distancing rules. That, unfortunately, limits one of the

most enjoyable aspects of performing,” added Darryl. “Both of us are much more comfortable being able to spend lots of time rehearsing together for something like this, as opposed to a more typical soloist/accompanist arrangement, where most preparation is done independently, with limited time rehearsing together. That helps us prepare better, and also allows us to push each other, try some different musical things along the way, and make musical decisions together. We find it easy to work together, have lots of respect for each other’s abilities and are gracious about each other’s limitations. We hope that the audience will share the joy we have playing together.” Although the two musicians know each other well, they haven’t performed a lot together, only at church services. “My recollection is that our last public performance outside of Camrose United Church was outdoors when Camrose hosted the Alberta Cycling Tour a number of years ago. We have, however, played together frequently, sometimes specifically for church, and sometimes playing together just for the chance to play some music styles that we don’t otherwise often play. We have, for instance, gotten together just for the challenge of playing some Bach and Handel sonatas, and have occasionally played some of this for a church service.” For this concert, they are playing music that is not quite so demanding, technically, which allows them a little more musical freedom and also to be more accessible for the audience. “We’ll play a variety of music, including some

beautiful, romantic melodies and some music based on dances, including a bolero, a minuet, and a csárdás. Lots of fairly typical violin repertoire, which I have played very little of, which makes it interesting as new music for me. We’re

mostly playing pieces Maya has played before, though not necessarily recently, so the challenge there, for both of us, is bringing new life to music she has played often at different times in the past.”

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Guest editorial

Citizenship encampment By Arnold Malone

Can anyone be a Philanthropist?


Philanthropists, Bob and Pat Dorsett with Blain Fowler (right), past chairman and ambassador for the BRCF.

Philanthropy is a marvelous quality that we all have within us. It’s a generosity of spirit, a desire to help, and a firm belief that you can make a real difference in your community regardless of how much or how little you have to give.

hard to achieve their successes and were grateful to those who supported them throughout their journey. Having done reasonably well, and having enjoyed a good life here, they recalled their lessons from Saskatchewan and felt it was important to give back.

Pat and Bob Dorsett, philanthropists, have the spirit. They are shown in conversation with Blain Fowler, Past Chairman and Ambassador of the Battle River Community Foundation.

For the Dorsetts, the decision to trust the Battle River Community Foundation with their contribution was an easy one. They knew that the money they wished to donate would be handled by a responsible, established organization that directly impacts the community they love to call home. Their endowment supports the Community Fund which is designed to meet the emerging needs of their community, now and forever.

Both Bob and Pat grew up in rural Saskatchewan, where they learned that you help your neighbour. After years of working 24 hours a day owning and operating a couple of country hotels, they decided to fill a lifelong dream to enter the fast food business. When the DQ franchise became available in Camrose, they decided to move here. The plan was to stay in Alberta until retirement age and then return to Saskatchewan for their ‘Golden Years.’ Bob and Pat were thankful for the way Camrosians welcomed them into their new community. Through the Masonic Lodge, Kinsmen and Curling Clubs, and other connections, they quickly came to regard Camrose as home. When the day to retire arrived, they chose to stay right here. They both had worked

The Battle River Community Foundation can help you fulfill your philanthropic dream – big or small – right here at home. We can help you make your dream a reality. Philanthropy resides in everyone, and together we can make it flourish right here in our own backyard. Contributions received before year end will receive a charitable donation receipt that can be applied against your 2020 income taxes.

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In a previous article, I mentioned my award to an Encampment For Citizenship at Berkley, California, 1962, across the bay from San Francisco. Groups usually gather because of a common bond. The Catholic Women’s League is only for Catholic women and the Western Canada Ford Motors Dealers Convention is limited to dealers who sell the Ford brand. Gatherings usually coalesce a group because they have a connecting value. The Encampment For Citizenship was different. Instead of bringing persons together on the basis of a common interest, 83 young people from far and wide were brought together because of their striking diversity. The age range was around 20 years. Little else was common. Jay Oschner, my roommate, was from a ranch near Miles City, Montana, and I was from a farm near Rosalind. Some attendants were from small towns, many from large cities and a few from reservations. One boy’s father was an owner of some New York City banks, another person claimed he had never previously used money. Some attendants were from families who were corporate elites and others were sons or daughters of the Longshoremen’s Union. African Americans, Hispanics and Asians made up 48 per cent of the population. Christians were slightly more than 50 per cent, while others were Hindu, Muslim, some minority belief or atheist. The mix was rich and poor, rural and urban, minority and majority. At 9 a.m. each morning, there was a speaker of national influence. As an example of the quality of the speakers, on a previous year, Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of a previous president, was a feature speaker. At 10 a.m., we broke into small groups with questions to discuss and resolve. We were not supposed to go for noon lunch until the group had reached a written agreement. Jay and I were in different small groups, but often we consulted on the way to our separate rooms; we usually agreed. We were, however, constantly surprised by the opinions, suspicions and seemingly unexpected views of others. At times, we were rattled by the strong opinions others held. On numerous occasions, our noon lunch was at 3 p.m.; once it was in the afternoon. Our afternoons were devoted to casual visiting, sports and tours of industries and labour. One day, we toured a banana boat that was unloading near Fisherman’s Wharf. An African American labourer took a liking to Jay and I and gave us some bananas. Not a few bananas, such as those from a local store, rather a seven-foot long stock loaded with green bananas. We were the banana boys for weeks to come. I had numerous enjoyable conversations with a lady from Atlanta, Georgia, who I thought was Caucasian. Towards the end of the eight-week session, I learned that she had mesmerized a casual group the night before by sharing that both her parents were African American and both had a mix Caucasian heritage. She told a heart-wrenching story about bringing white friends to her home and, when they saw her parents, they just turned and left. This eight-week experience had a huge impact on my understanding of others. To this day, I am still surprised by how differently issues can be understood. Perhaps the biggest impact of the encampment was in learning to listen without judgment. I recommend this concept for learning. What was important was the duration of the encampment. Knowing the history of others and understanding them in a social situation enhances how we find common ground. Our world is so diverse that a diverse exposure is an advantage. Without such an exposure, many think they are the owners of correct opinions.

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Fire department created No. 2 with International By Murray Green

The first motorized truck with the Camrose Fire Department was in 1927 with a Model AA Ford. Not too long after, the department added a 1928 International to the fire hall. The truck came with extra hoses and ladders to assist the local firefighters. Camrose wanted to restore an old fire truck in 1980 as a centennial project. The fire department located the old International and bought it back for $5,000, and then proceeded to restore it to its original glory. “We actually fixed the International first. We bought it from Dell Haggerty in New Norway, and he drove it back to Camrose for us. Mechanically, it was in pretty decent shape. It cost us $2,500 to repair, which was a lot of money back then to raise for an organization,” said Randy Haugen, of the fire department. The International Harvester Company (often abbreviated by IHC or IH, or shortened to International) was an American manufacturer formed from the 1902 merger of McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company. The truck was still in action when Camrose received it. “The box on it was changed a bit, more like a wagon box, but it was still running fine when we received it back. We cut the box down to make it look original again,” said Dennis Sandstrom, a retired member. The entire community got behind the project and supported the idea of restoring old number two. “Instead of the department owning the truck, we put it in the museum’s name and our name. We gave our share of it to the City for insurance purposes. We still have access to it and work on it once in a while, but the City and museum own it and house it. Once in a while, we call on older members to help us out on how to fix things and they help us out.” Dennis started at the fire department in 1972


Murray Green, Camrose Booster The second fire truck purchased by the Town of Camrose for the Camrose Fire Department was a modern International. The truck was sold to the New Norway Department and came full circle when Camrose bought it back to restore in 1982.

and retired in 2005. “I helped with the restoration and it was fun to do,” he recalled. “We actually had a fire on the truck in the parade a few years ago. It was quick thinking on the driver’s part. He stopped, grabbed the extinguisher and put it out before any damage was done,” said Randy. The truck is currently located at the Camrose and District Centennial Museum and is strictly used in parades or for special occasions. “Over the years, the trucks have been taken out for weddings or a special birthday. Sometimes in the summer, the guys take it for a drive to keep it running and operating,” shared Randy. “This way the younger members know the trucks are not just sitting there, they get to be used and it connects them with the past and the older members.” Most of the younger members wouldn’t get a chance to drive an older

truck like an International if it never left the museum. “On the front, you will notice holes where a windshield was attached in the wintertime. We never put one on because we couldn’t find the original. It would get cold driving, so they would put this windshield on. We don’t use it in the winter, so we just didn’t bother with it. We didn’t have a good picture of it to make one either,” explained Randy. “It is sad to say, but the truck is used for more funerals now than weddings. If families of members want to use it in weddings, funerals or special occasions, then we try our best to make it happen.” The fire department and the two vintage fire trucks have led major parades in Alberta, including the Calgary Stampede and the Edmonton Klondike Days. “We went to them thinking we would enter the parade, and both parades asked us to lead the parade and have the

mayor join us,” said Randy. “We won awards at both parades in the antique division. Bitz O’Riordan would lend us a trailer to haul the trucks to the parade at no charge.”

Not counting 2020, the truck is still used at local parades such as New Norway and Wetaskiwin. It also goes to a few truck and car shows.

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

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Police received a 911 call from a male reporting that he had a verbal argument with his wife and she walked away from their home without proper clothing for the weather. The woman was located by police and the situation was mediated. A male advised that a family member was screaming and throwing property around the home. Police attended and located the female standing in the lobby of the building. Arrangements were made for the woman to stay with a friend for the night. A male turned himself in on multiple outstanding warrants out of Edmonton, Airdrie and Leduc. He was released on dates to appear in court.

Police caution motorists to slow down, drive for conditions By Lori Larsen

Despite knowing that it is inevitable, the sudden onset of winter in these parts can still catch motorists off guard. Warming and cooling temperatures topped with a large accumulation of heavy, slushy snow is a recipe for hazardous road conditions, so motorists are asked to drive accordingly and with extreme caution. Before you even head out on the roads, make sure your vehicle is in good driving condition. Check your mechanical, electrical, heating and cooling systems to make sure they are functioning properly. Ensure your battery is fully charged. Have winter tires installed–they are vital for snowy and icy roads–and maintain the tire pressure. Always have a spare tire and make sure that it is maintained. Make sure your windshield wipers are well maintained and functioning properly, and the vehicle has winter grade windshield wiper fluid. All lights on your vehicle should be working so you’re vehicle is highly visible. Check the exhaust system for leaks, and if you are ever stuck in your vehicle in snow, make sure a window is slightly open to allow proper ventilation. Lastly, try to keep your fuel level full or as near full at all times. Stock your vehicle with a winter driving kit that includes: warning devices such as traffic triangles or flares; a bag of sand or salt (or kitty litter); snow shovel; booster cables; snow brush; ice scraper;

extra windshield wiper fluid; traction mats and a tow rope; extra clothing/ boots/blankets; an emergency first aid kit; flashlight (with extra batteries); matches or lighter; and a cellular phone. Don’t drive off until your vehicle is clear of any snow or ice, make sure windows are cleared by warming your vehicle up, but never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed garage. Camrose Police Service traffic enforcement officer Constable Sarah Day offers the following tips on how to stay safe in winter driving conditions. Begin by always buckling up before starting to drive. “Seatbelts must be buckled at all times,” reminded Constable Day. The most important piece of advice is to slow down. “Driving at reduced speeds is the best measure against any incidents while driving on hazardous roads,” said Day, “Especially when approaching intersections. The stopping and driving away at intersections makes them particularly slippery.” Black ice is invisible, so always be alert to the possibility of it being on the roads or under fresh snowfall, and drive accordingly. Day also advises to never use your vehicle’s cruise control during wet, icy or snowy road conditions. “It is important that you are in control of your vehicle at all times.” Following too closely is always a dangerous driving habit, but even more so when roads are slippery.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Warming and cooling temperatures cause hazardous road conditions in the City.

“Stopping distance on an icy road is double that of stopping on a dry one. For example, from around 45 metres (140 ft.) at the speed of 60 km/hour, to 80 metres (over 260 ft.) on an icy road surface,” explained Day. “So lengthen the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.” Drive with low beam headlights on, which are not only brighter than daytime running lights, but turning them on also activates the tail lights. “It is so important that your vehicle be visible, especially during the winter months when there is less daylight and the possibility of snowy weather.” The City works diligently to get roadways clear, but it can be very difficult to keep up with Mother Nature. So give yourself extra time when travelling to account for slower speeds, hazardous roads and possible delays. Always keep a safe distance back from snowplows,

graters and salt/sand/antiicing trucks. Give them the room they need to clear the roadways and make them safer for all. Certain parts of roadways can pose more danger than others, such as hidden intersections, school zones, playground zones, crosswalks, steep hills and bridges. “Use extra caution on bridges,” said Day. “They will act like an icy surface even if ice is not visible on the ground surface.” Remember to be a defensive and patient driver. “Be totally aware of what is going on around you and what other motorists and pedestrians are doing. Be ready to react at any time and this will save lives and decrease the risk of property damage.” Braking on slippery/icy roads can be much more dangerous. If it does not require you to slam on the brakes as hard as possible (person ahead stops suddenly, something runs out

in front of your vehicle), squeeze braking (also known as threshold braking) along with declutching (manual shift) will slow your vehicle down carefully and efficiently. If your vehicle does not have anti-lock braking, then use the heel-and-toe method. Keep your heel on the floor and use your toes to press the brake pedal firmly just short of locking up the wheels. Release the pressure on the pedal, and press again in the same way, then repeat this until your vehicle comes to a full stop. If your vehicle does have anti-lock brakes you can also use the heeland-toe method, but do not remove your foot from the brake pedal until the vehicle comes to a complete stop. While driving, steer with smooth and precise movements. Making quick jerky movements while braking or accelerating can cause skidding. If your vehicle does begin to skid, Day advises, “Firstly, try not to panic, look where you want your vehicle to go, and smoothly steer in that direction and do not brake or accelerate. Take your foot off the accelerator and put your vehicle into neutral.” Experts agree that during a skid, it is important to reduce the forward motion of the vehicle in order to stop faster. On a final note, Day said the most important driving safety tip for hazardous road conditions is to simply slow down.

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Midnight Madness changes this year


By Lori Larsen

This year’s Midnight Madness will be taking on a bit of a different format in order to accommodate COVID-19 Alberta Health restrictions and recommendations. The event will extend over three days, Thursday, Nov. 26 until Saturday, Nov. 28, with extended shopping hours. Residents and visitors can enjoy the many shops and services Downtown Camrose has to offer while maintaining physical distancing and ensuring they are abiding by protocols set out to protect employees and customers. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 26, with the tree lighting at the end of 50th Street, businesses are encouraged to offer late shopping until 9 p.m. Then on Friday, Nov. 27, the usual shopping will happen until midnight, followed by Saturday, Nov. 28, with shopping until 6 p.m. Business hours may vary from business to business. While unable to host events during Midnight Madness, Downtown Camrose encourages residents to take in the beautiful ambience of 50 Street and support local businesses who, in turn, support the community.

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Recycling containers helps environment By Murray Green

Recycling your used items can help the environment in Camrose County. You can recycle old tires at your local tire shop when you purchase new ones, or take them to West Dried Meat Lake Regional Landfill Site. If you stack the tires yourself, there is no charge. Used oil, up to 20 litres, can be taken to the landfill at no charge. Cardboard is accepted in both flattened and unflattened versions. The recycling bins at West Dried Meat Lake will take

the following household recyclables: paper (newsprint, magazines, junk mail and phone books), metals (empty and rinsed tin cans, pie plates, and cans), and plastic beverage containers. Film plastics (black garbage bags, grocery bags, stretch and shrink wraps) are not accepted. The Kingman Transfer Site also accepts paper and cardboard for recycling. The following items cannot be recycled at depots: Waxed cardboard, paper towels or tissues, ceramics, china, light bulbs or mir-

rors, styrofoam packaging of any kind, clothing, disposable diapers, kitty litter, hypodermic needles, syringes or medical supplies, aerosol cans, hazardous materials, liquids of any kind, household décor (carpets, rugs or curtains), gift wrap, gift bags and wrapping tissue are not accepted. Agricultural plastics are accepted at West Dried Meat Lake Regional Landfill through the Clean Farms program. Containers such as aluminum pop or beer cans,

plastic water and juice bottles, milk jugs and cartons, tin juice cans and juice pouches can be taken to the local bottle depot for refunds. Liquid waste will not be accepted at the West Dried Meat Lake Regional Landfill. West Dried Meat Lake Regional Landfill Site, at SW 14-44-21-W4 (from Highway 21 turn east on Highway 609 about a half mile), is open for County residents from Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recycling bins are on site.

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Bringing awareness to substance use disorders By Lori Larsen

For those struggling with addiction, one of the greatest hurdles to get over is combating the stigma that accompanies substance use disorders. Add to that the intense situation in which the world finds itself right now, and the journey towards recovery must be, at times, overwhelming. In an effort to increase awareness and provide education on the often sensitive topic of addiction, November 22 to 28 has been declared National Addictions Awareness Week 2020. The theme, selected this year by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is, “Change Begins with Me!” with a focus on stigma. Stigma, which can take the form of discriminatory attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, is often fueled by language. The simple act of thinking before one speaks and choosing wise and compassionate language can be the beginning of not only reducing the stigma that surrounds addiction, but helping those who struggle with it to heal. Recent statistics provided by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction reported that one in 10 Canadians, from all walks of life, are struggling with problematic substance use today, and that 83 per cent experience barriers to recovery. Despite popular belief, substance use disorder is a health condition, not a choice, that can be successfully treated, especially when accompanied with a movement away from stigmatizing language to wiser words and educated action. Stigma can be associated with a circumstance, quality or person, and can have lasting impact on a person, as well as their family and friends. It is associated with poor social, physical and mental health, and can lead to feelings of guilt, lack of control, stress anxiety and fear. Stigma often makes a

person feel guilty or bad about themselves, and may lead to isolation and disconnection. Everyone is capable of stigmatizing, but are equally capable of reducing stigma and being part of the solution. Choose your words carefully to show support and empathy. Model acceptance and compassion, and bust myths and misunderstandings by providing facts from credible sources. Be the vessel of change, and kindly correct others who use words or actions that are hurtful to others. Try to avoid judgement and live by the mantra of “walking a mile in another person’s shoes”. Encourage kindness, compassion and understanding. Children are especially vulnerable to stigma and can be the victims of cruel judgement brought upon them by others as the result of a family member’s substance use and addiction. Children, too, can feel embarrassment, shame, guilt and loneliness, and may take on unnatural roles within the family to help relieve tension. Helping children understand and teaching them to reach out to someone they trust and can talk to about what they are feeling is imperative. Checking in with children and paying attention to their feelings will help them build coping skills and increase their own understanding. Most importantly, help children to understand that the stigma people may place on them or the ones they love who have substance use addictions is not legitimate–reassure children that it is not about them. For more information about National Addictions Awareness Week, visit the website at www.ccsa.ca/ national-addictions-awareness-week. For more information on substance use and addiction, including other resources visit www.ccsa.ca.

Assault and disturbance Nov. 10

A female contacted Camrose Police, advising that a silver crew cab truck had collided with her vehicle. It was parked on 45 Street in the 4600 block. The owner has a picture of the truck which caused the damage and a description of the male driver. Nov. 9

Police received a complaint of a disturbance

on 43 Avenue in the 5400 block. Police attended and determined that two females had been involved in an altercation, when one of the females had broken items inside the home and then assaulted the other female. The 26-year-old was charged with mischief and assault, and was released on an undertaking.

Arthur Reginald Reeves December 24, 1930 ~ November 5, 2020 Arthur Reginald Reeves, loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgreat-grandfather, of Camrose, Alberta, formerly of Bashaw, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Art was born on December 24, 1930, in Edmonton, Alberta, to Ernest and Ethel Reeves. He was raised on the family farm near Dorenlee, Alberta. Art attended Matlock School until grade eight, and then attended Bashaw School. His father died when he was eight years old and consequently, Art learned to do the work required on the farm as a young boy. His first job, other than farm work, was to help Mrs. Haggerty, Matlock’s schoolteacher by lighting the fire in the school stove, bringing water in from the well and stabling her team of horses. In 1952, Art married Crystal Stauffer, and they had three daughters: Doreen, Debbie and Marj. He and Chris stayed on the home farm and continued working in his lifelong occupation, one which he loved. They had a mixed farming operation where dairy cows, chickens, and beef cattle lived happily side by side. Art was extremely proud of his Charolais cattle, which he brought into his operation soon after they were introduced into Canada. He enjoyed walking through the herd, stopping to give a favourite cow a rub on the head, offering some sage words of advice, and then going on to admire the growing calves. As grandchildren arrived on the scene, Art spent some of his leisure time travelling to ball games, hockey games, 4-H events, graduations and school events, all while showing a great deal of pride in this next generation. Many of his grandchildren even had the pleasure of enjoying farming activities alongside their grandpa. Throughout the years, Art enjoyed curling, going with friends to bonspiels and travelling to Stettler for bowling. He was an avid member of the Moose Lodge in Bashaw, sat on the Church board for many years, and was a proud supporter of the Bashaw Stars and Blades hockey teams. Art and Chris continued to farm in the Matlock district, with their youngest daughter Marj and her husband Greg, until they moved to Camrose in 2015. They enjoyed making new friends, keeping in touch with old friends, playing canasta at the Senior Centre and continuing to practice their faith at the Camrose United Church. Art enjoyed participating in the Crossroads Day Program. Art’s gentle ways, considerate manner and quick wit will be remembered by all who knew him. Art will be lovingly missed by his wife Chris; his three daughters Doreen (Dave) Grue of Camrose, Debbie (Roger) Thompson of New Norway and Marj (Greg) Boden of Ferintosh; his nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his sister Hilda (Willie) Stauffer of Lacombe; and his stepbrother Robert Lawrie of Edmonton. Art was predeceased by his father and mother; stepfather; four brothers; and one sister. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held. Inurnment will take place in Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions can be made to STARS Air Ambulance or a charity of their choice. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

Cindy Sue Remanda April 19, 1959 ~ November 10, 2020 It is with tremendous sadness in our hearts and souls that we announce the passing of Cindy on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, after an almost threeyear battle with an undiagnosed illness. Left to mourn her passing are her husband Ken of 41 years; son Corey (Nadine) and family; daughter Kendra (David Thompson) and family; and numerous family and friends. There will be no viewing or service as per Cindy’s wishes. In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask to please send a donation to the Edmonton Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome. com.

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Edwin “Orville” Mike Zwack Born: October 23, 1925 Died: November 6, 2020 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Orville Zwack on Friday, November 6, 2020 in Camrose, Alberta at the age of 95 years. He was a loving husband and father of eight children. Orville was born on October 23, 1925, in Daysland, Alberta, to John and Margaret (Kascht) Zwack. On November 14, 1951, he married Virginia (Virgie) Frances Kueber, and together they raised eight children: Barb, Dan, Ed (Debby), Thomas (Colette), Richard (Donna), Calvin (Elaine), Marilyn (Robert) Hyde and Sharon (Ward) Baskett. He lived, farmed and raised his family in the Daysland area. He took great pride in his involvement with the Knights of Columbus, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Alberta Association of Co-op Seed Cleaning Plants Ltd. Orville was predeceased by his father John, and his mother Margaret; two sisters and brothers-in-law Marjorie and Raymond Senn, Shirley and Orest Wasiuta; and one great-grandson, Bergen Feddema. He is survived by his wife Virgie; eight children; nineteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; sister and brotherin-law Audrey and Elmer McDonough; Ernie Kueber, Eddie and Evelyn Kueber, Betty Jenkins, Sister Marilyn Kueber; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. Our many thanks to the teams of health professionals from Camrose Home Care, St. Mary’s Hospital, and the staff at Seasons Camrose who took such good care of our Dad – your kindness, compassion, professionalism, expert care, and friendship allowed him to live an exceptional life, and to conquer cancer multiple times. His positive outlook on life and his fighting spirit were strengthened by all of you. The fields of Heaven will be well taken care of with this crafty farmer on the team. In honour of Orville, please pour yourself a Texas Tea (Crown Royal on ice with a splash of water), raise your glass to the heavens, and enjoy one last drink with him. A private family ceremony will be held, followed by a celebration of Dad’s life when circumstances permit. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Orville’s memory to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or the Camrose Food Bank. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Thrift Shop gives back By Lori Larsen

For 52 years, the Camrose and District Thrift Shop has been accepting generously donated items, ranging from clothing to miscellaneous pieces, to be sold to a new home and for an amazing cause, giving back to the community. Back in 1968, when the Thrift Shop got its humble beginnings, a few pastors and priests of local churches identified a need in Camrose and surrounding communities for a notfor-profit organization that could provide affordable items to those in need. The idea of the Thrift Shop took flight and has not set its wheels down since. In fact, it is a success story with a wonderful twist–it not only provides affordable options, but the money it brings in goes to support a slew of crucial not-for-profit services and organizations that support all Camrose and area residents. In its 52 years of existence, the Camrose and District Thrift Shop has donated well over $2,000,000 in one way or another, to the community and individuals in the community. The board meets once a month to go over applications for requests for donations to determine how the funds will be distributed. “It goes by need,” explained Thrift Shop board president Horst Schreiber. “People (individuals or not-for-profit organizations) state their case and have the documentation, then the directors of the board decide on the amount they will donate to the people or organizations they feel qualify.”

including a standing policy of the Thrift Shop to provide a $50 credit to anyone who has been burned out by fire. “As well, assuming they have nothing and depending on their situation, renters or owners, we donate, too. The highest that I can remember is $58,000 in one year. All that from $6 jeans,” smiled Horst. “Social services do provide some referrals, mostly for transportation needs,” said Horst. “We also purchase mobility scooters for people. The process with AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) is up to 18 months, and we can make a decision within a month.” The Thrift Shop employs five paid employees and has a board consisting of 11 volunteer directors. Dedicated board

Directors on the board are not only responsible for determining which organizations or individuals will be the deserving recipients of funding, they also set policy and hire staff. Throughout its long history in the community, the Thrift Shop has been fortunate to have many volunteers sit on the board. Ed Rostaing boasts the longest history to date, having been volunteering with the Thrift Shop from the very beginning. He is proud to say it has been 52 years of pleasure serving the community. But Ed is also the first to say that there have been many others who have contributed to the success of the Thrift Shop. “In the beginning, the Francoeurs offered us a space to start. They said

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster The Camrose and District Thrift Shop has been supporting Camrose and area for 52 years.

By donating gently used clothing and miscellaneous household items to the Thrift Shop, residents are able to see the profits of their gifts given back to a variety of good causes. Over the years, the donations have varied as much as the items that have graced the shelves of the very organized shop,

if it turns out or it doesn’t work, at the end, never mind the rent. Just clean it up and walk out of it.” Ed also mentioned three generations of Syrnyks who operated the shop. But for Ed, the most inf luential person was Morris Leiren, the first president of the board and

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose and District Thrift Shop board of directors Horst Schreiber (president), left, Ashild Lyseng, centre, and Ed Rostaing, right, pose under a row of plaques, certificates and letters, congratulating and thanking the Thrift Shop for its years of giving back.

charter member, who was able to convince Ed that volunteering was the right thing to do. Another long-serving volunteer (12 years) with on the Thrift Shop board is Ashild Lyseng. “I had a friend who was on the board, and they were looking for more people to join,” said Ashild. “I like to be into things and help, and I really enjoy it. We meet nice people and do a good job of helping out the community.” Besides being on the board, over the years volunteers have also helped with sorting items, which is a mountainous task, and repairing items before putting them out for customers. Ed recalled one particular volunteer from years back, who was quite skilled at snipping buttons off of clothing. The buttons were then strung on a thread and put into a drawer. “We had the biggest button collection I think in North America,” smiled Ed. “In fact, people who lived in Arizona, when they would come to see their friends here, would come in and go through the button drawer. We sold a lot of buttons.” It takes many generous hands to ensure that organizations such as the Thrift Shop continue to support those in need in the communities, and Ed spoke highly of several individuals over the years who have stepped up to the plate, including numerous volunteers who have sat on the board and others who have had a positive impact. “We have to recognize Louis (the Greek) Skagos,” said Ed, of the shop’s landlord. “He has been wonderful at keeping the rent reasonable to assist with the continuation of the Thrift Shop, so we have been able to give that much more back to the community.” On a final note about

volunteerism, Horst, Ed and Ashild all said that without volunteers, initiatives such as the Thrift Shop would not be possible. Building community

When speaking of the lives the Thrift Shop has impacted through generous funding, Horst said the best part is being able to actually see the recipients’ reaction and know that the funding means so very much to them. Horst related an example that occurred recently, when the mother of a child with severe disabilities received funding. “She (the mother) has to take him (her child) to Edmonton once a week for treatments, which cost $280 each, but it is helping him. So we gave her $4,000 towards the treatments,” smiled Horst. “Another family had a child with disabilities who needed a special carseat chair that cost $5,000.” And the Thrift Shop stepped up to help. Ashlid recalled the donation of a bicycle built especially for another child with mobility disabilities. “We get requests for all kinds of things like that,” she said, with a degree of pride. “I remember a fairly young man in a car accident who was paralyzed from the waist down,” said Horst. “The Thrift Shop bought him a motorized wheelchair.” The donations not only assist individuals in the community with specific needs, but also contribute to the overall well-being of community through notfor-profit organizations and service and support organizations. “The City Police requested patrol bikes once, 25 or so years ago,” said Horst, “So they could patrol the areas where cars couldn’t go. They even gave us a plaque thanking the Thrift Shop for the gener-

ous donation. It’s all about giving back to the community.” Another funding initiative that may not have been as obvious to the community occurred about 15 years into the existence of the Thrift Shop. “The board was approached by the RCMP,” recalled Ed. “They found out they might be able to get a national donation. It really wasn’t our mandate, but after they spoke to us about it and explained there was no other place they could get that kind of funding and the benefits of this piece of equipment they needed, we ended up paying for the majority of a level three lie detector,” which Ed said was the only one of that calibre in the country. “They did, however, tell us we had to be silent about it for five years,” he laughed. “It cost us somewhere between $25,000 and $30,000. It was a vital piece of equipment for assisting in prosecutions. We felt good about that after a while.” The Thrift Shop has also funded a vital piece of equipment for St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose. “They were having a public fundraiser, but it seemed like the last $20,000 was just not coming in, so we up and paid for it, and they were able to get that piece of equipment.” Perhaps two of the most memorable funding projects for Ed happened as a result of what he would say is more than a coincidence. “The Bethany Home for Children, we were giving them, I think the record will show, $500 a year, and then we boosted it to $1,000. Then one stormy night in Camrose, we got the urge to give them $5,000.” When two ladies representing the Thrift Shop, took the cheque to them in the morning, half the roof on the dorm was missing. Continued on page 30

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

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

Steer Clear of Abbreviations

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

Be Honest

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

State Your Price

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

Be Accessible

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

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS Round Hill & District Agricultural Society ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Friday, November 20, 7 p.m. Round Hill Community Centre CAMROSE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – first and third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Mirror Lake Centre, downstairs. For more information call Margo, 780-608-7990.

PERSONAL LOST THAT LOVING FEELING? Find it with a personal ad in The Camrose Booster classifieds. Ph. 780-672-3142.

TO GIVE AWAY FRIENDLY FARM KITTENS – 12 weeks old. Pics available Call/text 780-226-5415.

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

HELP WANTED WE ARE HIRING Round Hill and District Agricultural Society is looking for a GROUNDS KEEPER and/or HALL MAINTENANCE person. Grounds Keeper responsibilities: lawn and grounds up-keep, cleaning campsite and recreation building. Hall Maintenance responsibilities: minor repairs, snow shovelling and assist with event preparations. For more information, please call Humphrey at 780-679-4449 or Paula at 780-672-6719 or mail your resumé to Round Hill Ag Society, #9 Township Road 484 East, Round Hill, AB T0B 3Z0. All applications must be received by November 30, 2020.

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

SERVICES SELF-INKING STAMPS – Every shape, size, and colour. We deliver, right to your office. Camrose Booster Ltd., 4925-48 St., Camrose. Call us at 780-672-3142. J.D.’s SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, SALES & SERVICE – Ph. 780-672-7649. 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 McTAVISH DELIVERIES LTD. Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated 780-672-5242, Camrose THE SHIRT OFF MY BACK TAILORING in Camrose Tues. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thurs. Evening and Sat.: By Appointment Closed: Sun., Mon. and Holidays Please call 780-672-4793 JUNK TO THE DUMP – Free estimates. Garages, Basements, Yards, Light hauling. Tom – 780-678-1847. TREE PRUNING AND REMOVAL – Available through the winter season • Hazard tree and branch removal • Over 30 years of experience • Specializing in tight area trees inaccessible to large equipment • Snow removal – walks and driveways Ralph Cheney 780-672-9955

FOR RENT FOR RENT ADS NOW UPLOADED TO The Camrose Booster Website DAILY! COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE – 2880 sq. ft. 5031-46 Street (old Windwood building). Call Steve, 780608-5222. 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 486850 Street. Nicely decorated, air conditioned. $13.81/sq. ft./year, plus share of property taxes, utilities and insurance, boils out to $2,697.07 all-in monthly. Available immediately. Call Blain or Don at 780-672-3142, the fairest, most reasonable people in the business. 2-BEDROOM APARTMENT – In excellent condition! Perfect for seniors. The suite has stove, fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer, blinds and one parking stall. Heat, water, garbage pick up, Telus TV and internet included. Building has an elevator and social room. No smoking building. Call 780-678-2621 for more info or to set up a viewing. 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. VERY NICE SECOND FLOOR OFFICES ON MAIN STREET – Ranging in size from 132-202 sq. ft. Priced from $170.94/mo., all in except for communications. Quiet, considerate neighbours. Immediate occupancy. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson 780-672-3142 days. Fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business! Aspen Terrace 4920-66 Street WELCOME HOME! 1- and 2-bedroom suites available! Our suites include fridge, stove and full size washer and 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

FIRST MONTH FREE! 2-BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE – Spacious and bright, newer building. Located close to downtown amenities, walking paths. Private balcony, perfect for BBQ. 5 appliances including laundry and dishwasher. Surround yourself with quiet, courteous neighbours in a friendly, clean neighbourhood. Local owner managed, lawn mowing and snow removal provided. No children, no smoking, no pets. $1000/ month, $800 D.D. First Month Free on a One-year Lease! Phone 780-679-7090. NEWER BUILDING – 1000 sq. ft. 2-bedroom upper and lower suites available. 5 appliances. Quiet, clean, comfortable any season. No students, no pets, no children, no smoking/partiers. 780-608-3131. BRIGHT TWO-ROOM OFFICE SUITE in downtown Camrose. Main floor, no steps, large floorto-ceiling front window. Lots of parking, energized staff parking. 269 sq. ft. total area for $549.71 + GST/mo., all-in. Immediate occupancy. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson 780-672-3142 days, two of the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business!

CHOOSE YOUR NEW OFFICE Selection of very nice street level offices in newer building in Downtown Camrose * Offices from 100-193 sq. ft. at prices to suit your budget * Building is almost entirely renovated and freshly repainted * Quiet, considerate neighbours * Easy access * Lots of parking for customers * Energized parking for tenants * Immediate occupancy Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142 days, the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business! 2-BEDROOM SUITE – spacious and bright in a 4-plex apartment. Central Camrose location, close to Mirror Lake, Augustana University. Clean, quiet, non-smoking building. No children, no pets. Locally owned and managed, snow shovelling and lawn mowing provided. $975/mo. including heat and water. 780-679-7090. ESPECIALLY NICE OFFICE SUITE Generous 794 sq. ft. suite, suitable for two, three or more staff. Includes two private offices. Located in Downtown Camrose. Main floor, easily accessible, bright, quiet. $1,560.87/mo. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142 days, two of the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business.

LOCALLY OWNED FOURPLEX Locally owned and operated four-plex, great location close to schools, university and downtown. Two-bedroom suites, open floor plan, five appliances. No shovelling snow or cutting grass, maintained by owner. Suites are like new, monthly rate very competitive. No pets, no smoking. Call Rick, 780-608-5000 or George, 780-678-7610 for info or viewing. DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE Second floor space with elevator access * 600 sq. ft. consisting of reception area, 2 offices overlooking main street and lunch area. $850/mo. including utilities. Available December 1. * 150 sq. ft. single office. $200/mo. including utilities. Call Corey at 780-679-3555 4-BEDROOM, 2-BATH HOME – Finished basement, double car garage, large garden space. Pets negotiable, no smokers. Available Dec. 1. $1500/mo. + DD + utilities. 5205-56 St., Camrose. 780-878-4822, 780679-8701. FAMILY FRIENDLY FOURPLEX – 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom with private balcony. Also bright and cheery 2-bedroom and 1-bedroom apartments. 5 minutes walking distance from downtown/walking trails. 780621-8495. FOR RENT DECEMBER 1 – Main floor house 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utilities, internet, TV. Heated attached garage, near Safeway. Price negotiable. Also indoor storage for cars, trucks, boats, RVs, $25-$50/mo. Phone 780-608-3111 or 780-608-3344. RETAIL/OFFICE SPACE – 1400 sq. ft., newly renovated. LED lighting, parking, $1100/ mo. including utilities. Text Bruce 780-679-3333. TWO-BEDROOM APT. – 5210-56 Street. $900/mo. includes water, heat, basic cable. No pets, no partiers, no smokers. Call Andrea, 587-322-0732. HOUSE WITH LAKE VIEW – three bedrooms, two full baths 12 miles southeast of Camrose. Non-smoking, pets negotiable. $1075 plus utilities. 780-214-7955.

LIVESTOCK / FEED / AG CORRAL PANELS – wind breakers, fenceline feeders, bunk feeders, bale feeders and sheds. Pipe processing. Deliveries available. 780-806-3694.

MACHINERY SWATHER NO LONGER ‘CUTTING THE MUSTARD?’ Call The Camrose Booster Classifieds, 780-672-3142.

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Missed Delivery Policy



If you do not receive your copy of The Booster or pre-printed inserts, please report this to us by calling 780-672-3142. We will promptly re-deliver these to city households. Note that we do not have access to certain apartment buildings. In these cases, we ask you to contact your apartment manager to request delivery.

MISCELLANEOUS PIPE – Tubing from 1 1/4” to 3 1/2”. Sucker rod - 3/4”, 7/8” and 1”. Line pipe and Casing also available. Wainwright, AB. 1-800-661-7858. HUSQVARNA SNOWBLOWER – model 5524STE, 24”, hydrostatic, electric start. Hardly used. $1000 obo. 780679-9354. UNIROYAL ICE AND SNOW TIRES – quantity 4, used only one winter on van. 205/70R15. Call 780-889-2113, 780-608-8022.

NW 21-47-15-W4 – 160 acres SW 21-47-15-W4 – 156 acres NW 17-47-15-W4 – 160 acres NE 17-47-15-W4 – 160 acres More information at www.kryskalandtender.ca

Rural readers are asked to report missed deliveries and we will consult with your postmaster to ensure future deliveries.

Bids close December 8, 2020

Thank you for being a loyal reader of…

PSM Lawyers ~ Scott Polischuk 780-672-3142 ads@camrosebooster.com 4925-48 Street, Camrose AB T4V 1L7



Put Camrose in your Pocket!

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

Please be advised that the Village of Bawlf is proposing to increase the local access fee, which is charged to FortisAlberta Inc. (FortisAlberta) for use of municipal lands for its power lines effective January 1, 2021.

We might well be displaying the job, career or educational possibility that’s right for you. Download… 2013 BUICK ENCLAVE – WOW! 7 passenger, 170,000 km, very nice. Ideal for winter, heated/cooled seats. All for $14,000. Don’t miss it! Located in Camrose. 403-578-8038.

Questions or concerns should be directed to Erin Smyl, Chief Administrative Officer, at 780-373-3797.


SNOWMOBILE 2012 ARCTIC CAT 1100 – SnoPro Turbo Limited 50th Anniversary. 1952 km, new carbides, new Timken belt, tunnel bag, jerry can, snow screen for rad included. Heated bars, seat. Stored inside with cover. Asking $6100. Must sell! Evenings 780781-7049.

BOATS, RVS and CAMPERS LOVE CAMPING, BUT TIRED OF SHOVELLING SNOW OFF THE AWNING IN MAY? Say goodbye to your Gulfstream! Move it fast with a Camrose Booster classified. Phone 780-672-3142. SELLING YOUR SEAWORTHY BOAT? Make a splash with an ad in the Booster classifieds! 780-672-3142.

The fee is recovered by FortisAlberta from its customers as the local municipal access fee on electric billings of all customers that receive electric service in the Village of Bawlf. This local access fee will be increased from $3.88 (6%) to $5.52 (8%) of the delivery charge of FortisAlberta, excluding energy related riders. This calculation is based on 640 kWh consumption in 30 days.

Estate of the late VERNON LESTER TWEEDY of Camrose, Alberta, who died on October 13, 2020. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by December 17, 2020, and provide details of your claim with ANDREA CAMPBELL of Farnham West Stolee Kambeitz LLP, Barristers and Solicitors at 5016-52 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1V7. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

Causing a disturbance Nov. 7

Camrose Police received a 911 call after a witness heard yelling and screaming within a residence. Police attended and identified a male and female who were in a verbal argument. No physical violence had occurred, but the involved male was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Edmonton.



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It’s a Sales Position, but it’s more…

Our friendly office is looking for a

FULL TIME RECEPTIONIST To join our wonderful team. We’re located in downtown Wetaskiwin. The candidate must be able to multitask, be organized and work well on the computer. Dental background is an asset but well suited candidate can be trained on job. Please send resumé to drali@springdental.ca

Bring your outgoing personality, creative thinking and eagerness to help small business owners succeed! You will be helping build The Camrose Booster, a community newspaper independently ranked as one of the best in North America. • You will work directly with respected small business owners to understand their challenges and opportunities in order to develop effective advertising programs for their success • Your work will reach over 22,000 loyal readers weekly • You will service, manage and grow an established account list

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Thrift Shop continues to give back Continued from page 26

“That can happen once, but about five years later for some reason or another, we felt generous again. It was this time of year, and it was cold. I can’t remember the exact amount of the donation, I am sure it was more than $5,000 this time,” remarked Ed. Two ladies once again took the cheque over to the Bethany Home for Children, only to discover the boiler had just broken down. Other organizations have benefitted from not only the thoughtful decisions made by the Thrift Shop board, but the generosity of the community who donate the items in the first place.

Future goals

On looking towards the future, Horst said the board is in the process of starting another funding investment ($100,000) with Battle River Community Foundation, on top of the already $25,000 BRCF investment that donates funds towards health and wellness initiatives. “The Board is in the process of determining specifically what the investment funds from the $100,000 account will go towards.” Currently, the Thrift Shop is limiting intake due to lack of space, but encourages residents to come in and check out the items it has to offer.

Flyer printing and delivery, the Camrose Now! app, website design, commercial printing and promotional (logo) products. Your PRIMARY focus will be our popular print publications: The Camrose Booster, The Country Booster and The Super Booster.

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has a positive attitude is a solutions oriented person has an outgoing personality has creative flair can write well is able to work with minimal supervision has excellent time-management skills is comfortable using technology

SALARY AND COMMISSION COMPENSATION WITH BENEFITS AND CAR ALLOWANCE If you think you have ‘the right stuff’ to work for a 68-year-old company with an excellent reputation and solid ethical standards, or have questions about the position, contact us! Resumés may be emailed to mcfoul@cable-lynx.net or presented in person to:

4925-48 Street • Camrose, AB T4V 1L7 Phone 780.672.3142

Working to boost Alberta’s recovery By Murray Green

Alberta’s government is supporting the energy industry and municipalities to attract investment and create good jobs, while delivering certainty for investors and taxpayers as Alberta recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Supports to energy companies will include an exemption from property taxes for three years when drilling new wells and building new pipelines. The government will also eliminate the Well Drilling Equipment Tax province wide for new drills. Additionally, the government will lower assessments for less productive oil and gas wells, while continuing the recently introduced 35 per cent assessment reduction on shallow gas wells for three years. These measures are to provide much-needed certainty to industry, investors, municipalities and other taxpayers, now and into the future. “We are acting now to encourage new oil and gas development that will create jobs and boost Alberta’s recovery. Alberta needs to be as competitive as possible to attract investment into our communities. We know our municipal partners are committed to do their part to create jobs and support Albertans through this challenging economic time. We are working to secure a brighter future for our province by supporting both industry and

communities,” said Tracy Allard, Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs. “This announcement reflects an effort to achieve a fair balance between enhancing oil and gas industry competitiveness and supporting municipal viability. RMA appreciates the efforts of minister Allard to reach out to municipalities to better understand how important the current assessment model is to supporting municipal infrastructure and operations, and the efforts of the entire Government of Alberta caucus in supporting these shortterm initiatives,” said Al Kemmere, president, Rural Municipalities of Alberta. “Municipal taxes and assessments for oil and natural gas are one of the biggest competitive issues facing this province today. The Alberta government’s action to incent new drilling and provide relief to mature wells is a crucial step to help restore investor confidence and preserve and create jobs for Albertans. Rural Alberta is key to the success of the oil and gas industry and we are committed to continuing to work with the municipalities and the province on this issue going forward to rebuild our energy industry and bring prosperity back to Alberta,” added Tim McMillan, president and CEO, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. “The decision by the Alberta government on

municipal taxation is a positive step forward to not only support Alberta workers and the economy, but also to support all Alberta municipalities and rural communities,” replied Tristan Goodman, president, Explorers and Producers Association of Canada. “AUMA is encouraged that Alberta’s government listened to feedback from municipalities and understands the importance of striking a balance between local government costs and industry competitiveness,” explained Barry Morishita, president, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. “CEPA appreciates the steps the government has taken to determine the best path forward for adequate and reasonable assessment of pipeline assets,” said Chris Bloomer, president and CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association. Through extensive consultations with municipalities across the province, Alberta’s government heard that now is not the time to make comprehensive changes to the way it assesses oil and gas wells, the machinery and equipment at these wells, and the pipelines associated with them. Companies paid a onetime well drilling equipment tax based on the depth of the well. There were 1,547 wells drilled between January and August of 2020. In 2019, there were 3,069 wells drilled. In 2018, there were 4,173 wells drilled.

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Instead of shopping online this Christmas, discover all the Camrose retailers that carry what you are searching for. It is important to support our local businesses this Christmas, now more than ever.

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Turn what would be rent into home ownership and equity with this beautifully maintained mobile home. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms offer plenty of space for a family starting out, or this could be the perfect opportunity to share costs with a roommate. Located near schools, playgrounds and all the amenities of downtown, means an easygoing lifestyle and more savings on fuel. The home features the highly sought after open concept with vaulted ceilings and a bright, airy living room/ kitchen with dining area combination. An overhead skylight floods the area with warm sunlight. A corner gas fireplace adds character to the living room and offers a cozy place to curl up on cooler evenings. The kitchen has plenty of cabinets and counter space for food preparation, and a corner pantry offers a ton of stor-

age. The large centre island is perfect for placing a couple of bar stools and enjoying breakfast, or a place for children to do homework while dinner is being prepared. A patio door allows access to the great outdoors. The master suite has a walk-in closet and private four-piece en suite. Two more good-sized bedrooms, one with a walk-in closet and main fourpiece bathroom, means everyone in the family has their own space or room for a home office. A spacious laundry area means all the conveniences are at your fingertips. Become your own landlord with this very well maintained mobile home property located at 4803-55 Avenue, and priced at $154,800. For more information, contact Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed at:

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The Central Agencies Realty Team is eager to go to work for you! We’ve been matching buyers with sellers, with integrity, since 1963. Cole Walker, 780-679-5544; Tylor Keller, 780-281-0016; Sascha Dressler, 780-781-8242; Ronda Shott, 780-781-7468; Lyndsey Delwo, 780-678-6117; Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed, 587-322-5511; Wally Wrubleski, 780-781-7323; Graham Wideman, 780-679-8384; Matt Banack, 780-608-9733; Matthew Mayer, 780-781-7088; Karin Naslund 780-608-4235.

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SOUTH VIEW LOT IN SPARTAN ESTATES! Asking $50,000 CA0183063 CHARMING 5 ACRE PARCEL w/32’x50’ QUONSET Asking $149,900 CA0188718 GREAT FLEXIBLITY IN MAYERTHORPE Over 23 acres along Hwy 43 Asking $230,000 CA0168666

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FULLY FINISHED BUNGALOW 4 bdrm., office, nice updates Asking $379,000 A1032941 GREAT KITCHEN, 5-PCE. MAIN BATH, PRIVATE YARD! Asking $364,500 A1037422 LA VISTA VILLAS fully finished and upgraded! Asking $345,000 A1046947




WOODRIDGE HEIGHTS ACREAGE Asking $597,500 A1016554

WALKOUT BUNGALOWS VALLEYVIEW WEST Asking $427,162 CA0165802 2-STOREY ON PARK 1883 sq. ft., oversized garage, a/c + more! Asking $417,900 A1042518 SOUTHWEST MEADOWS 5-bdrm. Asking $389,900 E! NEW PR IC A1030925 FULLY FIN., HARDWOOD FLR., QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS Asking $386,999 A1003518


2.5 ACRES ZONED R3 AND MULTI-FAMILY ... Exceptional west end location. Call now! 4 BARE LAND LOTS ON 65 STREET. Exc. multi-family opportunity! Asking $1,261,000 A1042943

LOTS GREAT OPPORTUNITY … 85’x122’ lot bordering 48 Avenue and 48 Street in Camrose. Close to college, schools, downtown, Mirror Lake. Asking $99,900 CA0177494

UPDATED 1416 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW on oversized lot! Asking $319,900 A1029211 SMART LIVING 2-bdrm. condo masterfully engineered Asking $309,900 A1011769 NEWER BI-LEVEL CLOSE TO WEST END AMENITIES! Asking $295,000 A1035750

BRIGHT, COZY UPDATED BUNGALOW Asking $247,900 A1035377

MF CONDO W/OUTDOOR PATIO! Asking $183,500 A1042929

MF CONDO W/OUTDOOR PATIO! Asking $179,900 A1042935

welcome home to this 2 bdrm. condo in Grand A1008088 Trunk Landing! Asking $289,900

3RD FLOOR CONDO – AFFORDABLE! Asking $169,750 A1042937 GREAT STARTER, INVESTMENT, 6 BDRM. Asking $169,500 A1004238 CUTE AND COZY Bungalow on oversized lot! Asking $163,000 A1028131 CONDO ACROSS FROM JUBILEE PARK, RECENTLY RENO’D Asking $159,900 A1014546

SPACIOUS BUNGALOW, OS HTD. GARAGE Asking $289,000 A1042598

EXC. BI-LEVEL, PARKSIDE LOCATION! Asking $278,500 A1017007

1440 SQ. FT. BI-LEVEL, CLOSE TO JACK STUART Asking $329,000 A1011515 CENTURY MEADOWS Beautiful bungalow Asking $324,500 A1035671 UPDATED 4-BDRM. BI-LEVEL BACKING ONTO GREEN SPACE Asking $323,900 A1036945 CONDO W/LOFT OVERLOOKING JUBILEE PARK Now $319,900 CA0146607

FAMILY BUNGALOW BY JACK STUART SCHOOL … great starter/retirement property! Asking $257,900 A1034331 GREAT BI-LEVEL Close to parks and recreation area! 2+2 beds, awesome yard, dbl. garage, RV parking. Call now! Asking $249,900 A1029493

MOBILE ON OWN LOT, 3 BDRM., 2 BATHS Asking $154,800 A1009406 WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN? Asking $39,900 A1043996



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!

QUIET HOME IN FERINTOSH Asking $174,900 CA0183577

BITTERN LAKE 4-BDRM., 4-LEVEL SPLIT! Asking $319,900 A1017472 BAWLF OPEN CONCEPT BI-LEVEL Ask $179,000 A1034810

AFFORDABLE BUNGALOW IN NEW NORWAY! Asking $87,500 A1044258 Asking $299,900

FOR LEASE 2-BDRM. BUNGALOW IN DAYSLAND! Oversized 28’x30’ garage with 10’7” ceiling. Asking $94,900 A1044649

FOUR LOTS … Private and massive, 148’x148’, in City of Camrose, close to Stoney Creek Valley! Asking $250,000 ea. CA0193251, CA0193252, CA0193253, CA0193254


Now only $244,900 A1027227

4-BDRM. BUNGALOW BACKING GOLF COURSE! Asking $319,900 A1025304

BEAUTIFUL 1124 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW! Asking $379,900 A1031229

GORGEOUS BUNGALOW! Oversized triple garage, RV parking, beautifully landscaped. Asking $489,900 CA0192525

1462 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW W/2 GARAGES! Asking $549,000 A1036875

WALKOUT VILLAS overlooking Valleyview Lake! Asking $528,162 A1032894


BACKING GOLF COURSE 2000+ sq. ft., 5 bdrm. Asking $449,900 A1046329




SENIOR FRIENDLY 1950 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW! Asking $459,900 A1049366

2-STOREY, VALLEYVIEW close to walking trails Asking $519,000 A1039359






EXC. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! Growing residential/commercial cleaning business. Call now!

1276 SQ. FT. OFFICE SPACE … just west of Downtown Camrose CA0185800

COMMERCIAL FOUR-PLEX BUILT IN 2012! INVEST. OPP. Asking $549,000 CA0193809

2055 SQ. FT. MAIN FLOOR SPACE! Available immediately in heart of Camrose on 50 Street. A1044338

lot between Credit Union, Royal Bank Asking $149,900 CA0085343


LARGE FAMILY HOME IN DAYSLAND Lots of upgrades A1025812 OHATON DOUBLE LOT 1086 SQ. FT. HOME Asking $114,300 A1018401

Only 15 min. from Camrose, south side of New Norway, 0.97 acre. Asking $104,900 CA0168713

12± ACRES IN BITTERN LAKE – LAND ONLY Asking $259,000 A1005688 160 ACRE PROPERTY east of Camrose Asking $695,000 CA0184968 79 ACRES … across from Black Nugget Lake Campground Asking $195,000 CA0184756 150.89 ACRES, 110 +/– CULTIVATED, 20 MIN. EAST OF CAMROSE Asking $429,000 CA0189862

We offer Multiple Listing Service


Zoned m1 ... Exc. east end location! 10,000 sq. ft. CA0146778

150’x170’ LOT ZONED M1 INDUSTRIAL! Now only $159,900 CA0182926 UPGRADED BUNGALOW … 12 min. to Camrose on Hwy 26. 36’x44’ shop! Asking $289,900 A1047574



Asking $419,900


4PLEX – well maintained, updated. Close to Chester Ronning School. A1044127

WOW ! 79.95 ACRES, 1/2 MI. FROM CAMROSE Asking $729,900 A1003776

Beautiful Walkout Bungalows by Battle River Homes

TWO BASHAW HWY COMMERCIAL LOTS Fantastic exposure! Asking $55,000 each CA0192745, CA192746 EXTENSIVELY RENOVATED BUILDING in the heart of downtown! Ask $479,999 A1011072 GEMINI CENTRE City views. Turn key office space on 3rd floor! Call today! A1044102

Ronda Shott, Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed, Tylor Keller, Lyndsey Delwo, Karin Naslund, Norm Mayer, Graham Wideman, Matt Banack, Matthew Mayer, Cole Walker, Wally Wrubleski and Sascha Dressler

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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

Lakeside walkouts available!

Basement & Non-basement models

SOLD GORGEOUS NEW BUNGALOW! • 1412 sq. ft. • Dev. bsmt. • 26’x23.5’ garage Asking $547,162 CA0192579

1456 sq. ft.

New build • Awesome master Bonus room • Triple garage Asking $459,900 CA0189414

Oversized three-car garage! Asking $439,900


$ 379,900

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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 www.ipdi.biz

Zero step entry! 1319 sq. ft.

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