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…this week in Camrose and surrounding rural districts. Experts have determined that the advantages of in-class learning and the benefits of better mental health for children through teenagers outweighs the risk of COVID-19 transfer. In most cases, teachers and students alike and others involved, directly or indirectly (bus drivers, maintenance persons, janitors, administrative staff), are pleased with the decision and thrilled to resume the traditional schooling model, despite its current extraordinary oddities and precautions. The simple observation, as kids jumped off school buses or out of minivans at schools this week, seemed to endorse that students of all ages were being mindful of current pandemic safety precautions, but more than ready to renew face-to-face acquaintances with friends and teachers, too.


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A culture of entitlement

I’m writing this column two days after a group of angry white men stormed and vandalized the United States capitol. It’s also the week after we learned that over the holidays, a number of Alberta’s elected MLAs and senior bureaucrats–including our Premier’s chief of staff–chose to ignore advisories to avoid travel outside the province unless it was on government business. Not only did this un-government travel occur during the pandemic, but at a stage when an even more dangerous form of the virus reached Alberta. Most travellers went to countries that have even higher rates of COVID infection than Alberta. This, during a time when most of us spent the holidays separated from people we cherish. There’s a connection between the capitol vandalizing and the holiday travel. The recurring theme is “entitlement”. Also known as, “Laws don’t apply to us.” ***

A couple of definitions from my Google dictionary. Entitlement–the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment. Narcissistic entitlement– a belief that one’s importance, superiority, or uniqueness should result in getting special treatment and receiving more resources than others. Both conditions were evident in both stories. Here’s what is so dangerous about a sense of entitlement: the belief that we deserve more than others. That belief can allow us to do harm with no remorse. With a sense of entitlement, doing harm to others does not bother us, if we even notice. Example of a sense of entitlement: The Alberta cabinet minister who explained that she and her family went to Hawaii because it had been their tradition for many years. As one of the two-thirds of Albertans who spent the holidays with only a few of our most precious people, who sacrificed family tradition in the interest of public good, I’m incensed by that comment. A scary thing. Besides being oblivious to the experience of most Albertans, the cabinet minister did not even recognize that her travel to a different country increased her risk of endangering others. In Washington, the angry white males did not regret the damage they were doing; they were gleeful. A scarier thing. In both stories, there had to be tacit or blatant permission. There had to be a culture of entitlement. In the U.S., it came from the president. In Alberta, it had to come from the culture of the governing party. ***

There’s more. As I watched images of the mob ransacking the capitol, it occurred to me that there are people in our own Alberta who could have been part of that mob– angry white males with a sense of entitlement, resenting that they’re not getting all they feel they deserve. Flashback. For years our province flaunted the Alberta Advantage (i.e., we happened to live on top of a resource that people wanted to pay for). In the years when my company bid on projects in other provinces, there was no Alberta Advantage for me. To win contracts for projects in other provinces, I always had to demonstrate that, even though I was from Alberta, I wasn’t an arrogant bully. I had to overcome our province’s reputation. Even now, when our Alberta Advantage is no longer a desired commodity, we’re acting like the rest of Canada owes us because we had a half century of prosperity from a resource we did not create. We’re still acting entitled. ***

I can be judgmental of other people’s sense of entitlement, but it forces me to ask, “In what areas do I feel entitled?” For example, do I think I’m entitled to more attention from health care because I had the good fortune to live a long time? Because I paid taxes for decades? Because I’m a great-grandmother? My fundamental belief is that ultimately, none of us is automatically entitled to more resources than anyone else. Each day, we still have to earn our place as best we can with our capabilities. We are not entitled. Hard truth. Useful to remember. Dangerous not to remember. ***

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After much push-back from angry Albertans, Premier Jason Kenney is trying to reverse his original reactions to municipal affairs minister and his chief of staff Huckabay’s nonessential holiday travels, with some token “sops”, hoping to pacify his critics. His total lack of judgment makes him unfit to govern. Allard was the vicechair of the Cabinet Emergency Management Committee and her portfolio included facilitating free self-isolation hotel spaces and COVID-19 care packages for communities in the province hardest-hit by the pandemic (Jan. 1; Calgary Herald). So, in the first place, Kenney should never have allowed her holiday travels during the COVID pandemic! And, as a consequence, she should have been completely turfed out. Gone. Never mind, just asking for her “resignation”. Totally inadequate, considering her abdication of her ministerial responsibilities. Allard’s apologetic emotional travel-justification of it being a “long-standing family tradition…” and that she did it “in order to help the airline industry” is (laughably) pathetic. There is no excuse for Allard’s travels. Albertans had been told for months not to travel. And, even the house whip reminded MLAs not to travel over the holidays. Yet, as Alberta’s more stringent public health (lockdown) measures were introduced (Dec. 13) amid the punishing second wave of COVID-19 infections… with serious fines and penalties for noncompliance… minister Allard continued her travel plans. Hence, not only should Allard have resigned (which she and Huckabay now have), they, plus Nixon, Stephan, Fir, Yao, Rhen (…and any others, who ignored the Alberta AHS COVID-19 health orders, which Kenney insisted have “binding legal force”) should have been terminated, not as Kenney so belatedly decided, merely demoted. (If Kenney doesn’t enforce those AHS orders, who will?) Kenney’s claims that he didn’t have a list of everybody who may have traveled abroad are (again) disingenuous. Kenney was merely afraid to do what needs doing, because there are so many miscreants.

Therefore, he did nothing. Yet, Premier Kenney recently claimed the AHS COVID-19 public health orders have “binding legal force”…so why does he not enforce those orders? Furthermore, Kenney’s (initial) defence of these miscreant government officials and his claiming to “taking the blame” for his “instructions” that he claimed lacked clarity, makes him fully complicit (an accomplice) in these numerous travel violations/ crimes…he, thereby, along with his poor decisionmaking, should be declared “unfit to govern”. Premier Kenney and many of his cabinet members’ credibility, especially now, after all his vacillating, contradictory rhetoric, is zero. Keenly disappointed. M. R. Leithead, Bawlf Health regulations

As an Albertan who has followed health regulations and recommendations related to COVID since last March, I am incensed by the cavalier dismissal of the irresponsible and arrogant travel undertaken by elected officials and public servants over the holiday season. I have not attended public gatherings, not gone out in public without a mask, not socialized with neighbours, friends or relatives in weeks. I have not visited my grandchildren nor my mother-in-law, who lives alone, in months. I go out only when necessary. I am sick of being home and sick of my own company. In spite of that, I will continue to follow the regulations and recommendations set out for my own safety and, more importantly, for safety of my family, my friends and my community–not just because it is the law, but because it is what is morally right. By their own actions, minister Tracy Allard, MLA Jeremy Nixon, MLA Tanya Fir, MLA Pat Rehn, MLA Jason Stephan, Jamie Huckabay, Michael Forian and Eliza Snider have all not only endangered the health and lives of Albertans by the possibility that they have contracted COVID in the course of their travels, but they have sent two very strong messages. The first is that our health and well-being is less important than their vacations. The second mes-

sage is that rules do not apply to members of your government and validates the actions of those people who are wilfully not following the regulations. Let’s be perfectly clear, there was no “rule” governing travel, but the guidelines were clear that travel was allowed for essential purposes only. None of these trips were essential by any stretch of the imagination. That you accepted as a defence “incredible lapse of judgement” is actually incredible. A lapse, by definition, is “a temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgement”. Each of these vacations took time to plan, book and reserve. This was done by people who were fully aware of the intent and purpose of COVID health regulations and recommendations. There is nothing temporary about any of that. This was clearly people doing what they wanted, regardless of what was right, because they thought they could get away with it. As Rachel Notley said, “This is... the UCP government lacking moral judgement, lacking any compassion for the four million people in Alberta who were told they couldn’t see their parents and grandparents at Christmas.” I would add that through your inaction, you are also lacking accountability to the people of this province. Sharon MacFadyen, Daysland Holiday travel

The holiday travel adventures of members of the UCP and senior government staff show a complete disrespect for all Albertans. A senior cabinet minister had the gall to say visiting Hawaii was a family tradition. Of course Albertans were requested not to visit parents, grandparents, extended family and friends even in their close communities. The fact of there being no resignations or dismissals (at the time of the writing of Miniely’s letter) confirms the disrespect held for Albertans that borders on contempt. It’s like saying “we get to do what we want unlike you ordinary lesser beings.” I find myself enraged. Marvin Miniely, Camrose

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Look to the stars with Hesje observatory at Miquelon Lake By Lori Larsen

In the darkness comes shining glimmers of hope, and the University of Alberta Augustana Campus (U of A) is doing its part by literally offering residents an opportunity to look into the dark skies and see the shimmering of stars. On Jan. 12, the new University of Alberta Hesje Observatory, located at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, will be open, offering students, researchers and the public a view of dark skies unaffected by light pollution. The grand opening will be celebrated with a virtual ceremony held on Jan. 12, from 6:30 until 7:15 p.m. via Zoom. This facility makes the University of Alberta the only university with a dark sky preserve observatory in Western Canada, giving

users the opportunity to get up close to the natural wonders of night skies unpolluted by artificial light. “This is one of the only observatories that has the benefit of being in a designated dark sky preserve,” said manager of the research station and an environmental sciences professor at Augustana Campus, Glynnis Hood. “We can now have a very unhindered view of the sky, and to be able to see it in a more natural format reflects the importance of having dark sky preserves.” The construction of the observatory was made possible by a $500,000 donation from U of A alumnus and retired businessman Brian Hesje, who began his studies at Camrose Lutheran College before it became Augustana Campus, and

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legislation that will allow industry to thrive, believing that this approach will put our province back on the path to economic prosperity.” Lovely welcomes emails and letters from all of her constituents. “But many have been too brief for me to bring your concerns to my colleagues. For example, simply stating you don’t like how we are working with the First

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about your concerns, I welcome the opportunity.” Despite any differing opinions people may have, she fully supports and defends freedom of speech. “You can express your thoughts and feelings by protesting. However, I ask you to please respect the local businesses nearby. Many of them don’t share my supportive feelings towards protesting, but rather feel your presence has a negative impact on their business. I welcome your thoughts, in a respectful manner.” MLA Lovely can be reached at her constituency office at 104, 487051 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1, phone 780-6720000 or email camrose@ assembly.ab.ca. Her legislature office is on the 6th Floor, 9820107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1E7 or call 780-638-1258.

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Lane Brockhoff of Edberg has committed to going to Niagara University when he leaves the Camrose Kodiaks. The Niagara University Purple Eagles are a NCAA Division 1 hockey program in Lewiston, New York. “Lane has been with us for three years, and it has been fun to watch his development. He took off while playing for Team AJHL over in Russia and just built on that success.

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Lane is a fine young man who will do great in college hockey,” said Kodiaks general manager Boris Rybalka. He joins teammates Robert Kincaid (Maine), Carson Brisson (Denver), Connor Gourley (Arizona State) and Lynden Grandberg (Brown) as players who are committed to a NCAA Division 1 school. “I couldn’t be more excited for Lane. He is feared when he steps onto the ice and that will not change at the college level. Niagara is lucky to have a defenceman who plays the game the way that he does. Lane trusted the organization with the task of finding him a Division I school to play for while staying

here with the Kodiaks, and that plan couldn’t have worked out any better,” added coach Clayton Jardine. Lane played 52 games for the Kodiaks in 2018-19 and scored five goals and added 15 assists. In 201920, he stepped up to score 11 goals and collected 25 assists for 36 points in 48 games as a defenceman in the regular season. He had four points in seven games in each of those seasons in the playoffs. The 2020-21 Alberta Junior Hockey League has been suspended due to restrictions placed on hockey during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Brian Harberg retiring after 40 years of adding it up! It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Brian Harberg who has been a partner in this firm for over 40 years. Brian has worked hard at building his career and this firm. Now he can sit back and feel peace in knowing that the roots he has built here will continue to grow and prosper. We’re sure he will come often to visit – just to make sure we know what we’re doing! We will miss so many things that are uniquely Brian, especially his steadfast diligence and attention to detail. He was happiest when pursuing th root rooot ott of of an a issue, issu pacing the floor as the onlly he he could, could ld, quietly q only and deliberately. He has has a wonderful wondd He sense of humour th h in joyful camaraderie and shared this with his his ccolleagues olle ol lee with and staff, always

quick to smile and laugh, thoroughly enjoying conversations around the office. Brian is also well known for his love of gadgets and technology – even though he still types with just two fingers! Brian is hoping the pandemic is over soon so he can spend lots of time with his three kids, their spouses and six grandchildren. He was gifted at his retirement party with a cookbook and apron in the hopes that he will pick up a new hobby and create some delicious meals for his wife, Patti. Brian, may you be proud of the work you have done and the difference you have made in the lives of your staff and clients. You will be missed.


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Brian today… Looking forward to the next phase of his life.

Camrose Police promote intersection safety year around By Lori Larsen

According to Alberta Transportation, on average, 64 people die and another 8,044 people are injured in collisions at intersections in Alberta each year. Many of these collisions involved speeding. Each month, Alberta Transportation works with partners in traffic safety to create awareness and educate the public on specific safety initiatives. The month of January has been declared Intersection Safety Month. Almost 88 per cent of collisions can be attributed to driver error. Following too closely, running off the road, making an unsafe left turn, disregarding a stop sign and running a red light are the most common driver errors, and many of these behaviours occur at intersections. Approximately 25 per cent of collisions occur at intersections, 84 per cent of which are the result of driver error. Hazardous winter driving conditions with snow and ice account for 17 per cent of fatal collisions and 24 per cent of injury collision Intersections throughout Camrose are controlled by traffic safety signage and devices, the goal of which are to increase safety and save lives. In February 2020, Camrose’s first Intersec-

tion Safety Device (ISD), located at the intersection of 68 Street and 48 Avenue, went into full swing, with the intention of enforcement to decrease the level of risky driving behaviour. Statistics compiled by Alberta Transportation indicate that these devices are effective in reducing casualties and collisions by getting motorists to slow down and not run through red lights. However, enforcement alone is not the answer. Motorists need to be aware of the importance of abiding by all traffic laws and the difference safe driving habits can make on reducing collisions causing property damage, injury and death. “Camrose experiences its share of unsafe driving habits, specifically when it comes to intersections,” said Camrose Police Service (CPS) Traffic Enforcement officer Constable Sarah Day. Crosswalks throughout the City can pose especially dangerous situations, specifically those not controlled by traffic lights. Slippery road conditions, darkness and obstructions can make it difficult for motorists to see pedestrians waiting to cross. Reducing speed and checking long before the intersection for approaching pedestrians can signifi-

cantly reduce the feasibility of a serious incident. Day expresses that one of CPS’s greatest concern is over a lack of attention paid by motorists at

oncoming car did not slow down, so she had to activate the emergency lights of the police car in order to alert the driver of the vehicle to stop.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose Police Service warn motorists of the dangers of intersections.

intersections marked with crosswalks that are not controlled by traffic lights. “The other morning while on traffic patrol, I observed a young child crossing the intersection of 41 Street and 48 Avenue. Had I not been there, the child would have been struck by a car going full speed and not noticing him crossing the intersection.” Day said that even with her blaring the horn of the police vehicle, the

Driver responsibility

Slow down. Constable Day stated that lowering your vehicle speed, especially during winter months when road conditions may be more hazardous, is always recommended. “If you are approaching a stale green light at an intersection, in other words, if you notice that the light has been green for awhile, you should already be taking your foot off the gas pedal and beginning to slow down.”

Always look before proceeding through an intersection–watch for other drivers and pedestrians. “Ensure it is safe to turn left before doing so,” added Day. “Always obey all traffic signs and signals. In particular, fully stop at red lights and stop signs. This is not a choice; it is the law.” An operator of a motor vehicle failing to stop for a stop sign can face a fine of $405 and three demerits. In all situations, leave ample room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. “Lastly, be prepared for the unexpected. Pedestrians, changing lights, slippery road conditions or even other drivers can cause sudden stopping, which may not be soon enough. Driving defensively means you should be prepared, and therefore be able to stop prior to causing a collision, or worse.” Drivers can easily become complacent by driving the same route every day, thinking there is enough time to stop, assuming there is no one at an otherwise slow intersection or just not paying attention. The results can be devastating. We owe it to each other to be the safest we can be on the roads.

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Glenda Strauss joins Re/Max Real Estate The RE/MAX team is extremely excited to have Glenda join them with her extensive experience and professionalism. She will be a tremendous asset to the RE/MAX office.


lenda loves being a realtor, and has helped ped many buyers and sellers in Camrose and d areaa since she first became a realtor in 2010. There havee been n numerous awards placed on her walls since then, but ut her greatest pride comes from the relationships with th the people she has had the privilege of working with. th. Glenda grew up in Camrose (as a Walline), and nd has strong roots in the community. She left for a time me an and nd then returned some 15 years ago. Now she has established ablisheed herself as one of Camrose’s top realtors. She enjoyss help helping ing people, not only with their real estate needs, but also so wit with th the transition to our beautiful community. She now brings her skill set to the Camrose RE/MAX team and is excited to assist both buyers and sellers. Please join us in welcoming Glenda to the RE/MAX team. Contact her today to talk about GLENDA your real estate goals.


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Looking Back

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25 Years Ago This Week – from Jan. 9, 1996 edition • Augustana Vikings win bronze in the 1996 Viking Cup, while the Finns beat team USA to take home gold. • Morten Asfeldt and Elwyn Grattidge visit the Arctic Ocean at Franklin Bay, bringing with them the Booster to claim the weekly ‘Everyone Reads The Booster’ prize. • Angie Arksey earns the Booster’s Bob Cratchett pre-Christmas Excellence in Client Service Award, winning a $100 shopping voucher to be spent at any Camrose business. A stellar review was submitted by Dennis Lindstrand. • The city’s first ever First Night Festival took place on New Year’s Eve. • Half price Tuesdays were taking place at the Bailey Theatre. $2.50 would get you in to enjoy the show. • Beaver Lumber brought in numerous trade experts to hold a Ladies Only Night, with tips and ideas for minor household repairs and installations.

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• Federal Minister of Agriculture, Hon. H. A. (Bud) Olson, was in town to address the Camrose Chamber of Commerce at their 61st Annual Meeting. • The Camrose A&W ran a January sale: 3 Mama burgers for $1.00. • Ed Shuman Services had multiple houses listed, prices ranging from $13,000 up to $25,000, with a mortgage rate of 8-8.5% • The Sharon Roose rink of Camrose won the Northern Alberta Ladies’ Curling Zone 3 held in New Norway, meaning they moved on to the Alberta District Championships in Wainwright. • The PeeWee and Midget hockey leagues were made up of teams from the following areas: New Norway, Hay Lakes, Rosalind, Kingman, Bawlf, Round Hill, Sifton, Armena and Meeting Creek.

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Grateful Grannies reach milestone donation By Lori Larsen

In the words of the Grateful Grannies Camrose and Area members, “Every dollar counts,” and those dollars have counted to over $200,000 over 10 years of donating to the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF). The group of generous, kindhearted and tenacious “grannies” consists of 124 grandmothers from Camrose and surrounding area, who join together to be part of an even bigger not-forprofit, all for the betterment of others organization–the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The Camrose club of Grateful Grannies has been crafting, baking, and coming up with a slew of fundraising ideas to assist SFL since 2010. “We had hoped to be celebrating our 10th-year anniversary throughout last year, with something in the spring and a formal dinner in the fall, but needless to say, it all fell apart due to COVID,” said Grateful Grannies Camrose and Area Club secretary and member Teresa Roth. “The SLF organization has been going since 2006, so they are planning on 15th-year celebrations next year. We are thinking that will be good for us, celebrating our 10th anniversary in our 11th year, to be able to piggyback off the main organization’s celebrations.” It would take more than a virus to keep these wonderful women down and, as the saying goes, the show must go on, and so it did. In 2020, the Grateful Grannies’ annual Christmas Market (normally held at the Bailey Theatre) was moved to Duggan Mall in an effort to ensure everyone– members, contributors and visitors–were all kept safe. The club

Just prior to 2010, Stephen Lewis visited Augustana and gave a presentation. At that time, a few Camrosian ladies, who remain original members of the SLF Camrose and area club, attended the presentation and were so impressed with what Stephen Lewis had to say about the “Grandmothers to Grandmothers” campaign that they decided to start a club in Camrose. The club members meet (during normal times) at what they call gatherings, not meetings, and either have crafting bees or other special events, such as a “muffin meeting”, where they craft, exchange ideas, snack on goodies that they pay for amongst themselves, all in the name of raising funds and having fun. This provides them opportunities to be generous, but is also a time to

come up with other fundraising initiatives. “Money comes in through a variety of ways. The Christmas market has been the one we have centred on because of the crafts and baking; all of that can go together. We team up with other granny groups who don’t have a venue for selling their crafts and things.” But the club has raised funds in other DAREs, a SLF term used to motivate clubs to come up with ideas to raise funds.

“Some things started out as DAREs, such as Granny Glam–the donation of jewelry, scarves and accessories, then gatherings put on at one of the lady’s houses where the items can be purchased. They made so much money, it became an annual event,” noted Roth. Often ideas would spur events, some of which took flight and continue to this day, such as fabric sales. That is one of the major fundraisers for Edmonton’s GG group, while other ideas may fizzle out. The key is they are all for the cause and every bit helps. “It’s whatever will work for the community. It is really up to the members to think of things they would like to do.” It is not just the Christmas market, although that has become the main fundraiser for the Camrose and area club, but they have also come up with other ideas. “You have to think of new ways of doing things. You don’t have to be a crafter or a baker, it helps,” laughed Teresa. “You just have to have a generous heart.” “We have raised $24,000 from our AIDS angels at $10 a piece. That means we have made 2,400 angels.” On an even greater scale, the Camrose and area club has raised over

$200,000. Every muffin baked, angel made and gnome handcrafted has made a huge impact. SLF

The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s mandate is to work with communitybased partners in 15 subSaharan Africa communities most affected by the AIDS pandemic, the basis of which is grounded in human rights, social justice and solidarity, not charity. The Foundation relies on community-based partners to provide the exper-

globe helping grandmothers across sub-Saharan Africa. These African grandmothers have found themselves being the caregivers for their grandchildren who have lost their parents (children of the grandmothers) to the AIDS pandemic. “The grandmothers are being empowered to stand up for themselves and stand up for their grandchildren. That is huge. That is not something money can buy.” Providing assistance

worlds away from what is happening in Africa, they are still provided with opportunities through their gatherings where grandmothers are brought in to speak. “These are strong women,” noted Roth. Since its beginnings, and with the assistance of 325 community-based organizations around the world, the Stephen Lewis Foundation has dispersed over $130.7 million in program spending with 1,800 projects working in 15 African countries. Even more impressive are the specific ways that SLF and partners have helped in these communities in 2019. Over 35,000 grandmothers participated in support groups and income generation; over 60 homes were rebuilt or improved for grandmother-headed households; 25,000plus children and youth received psychosocial support; over 105,000 people received HIV counselling and testing; and 600 women and girls have been supported by 15 SLF partners to escape violence and seek justice. As well, over 77,000 clients were reached through home-based care visits and 40,000-plus people reached through the LGBTIQ initiative. No goals, just giving

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster The Grateful Grannies Camrose and Area Gnomes and AIDS Angels are a hit at every Christmas market.

tise to determine what is most needed in these communities. The Foundation provides the means that the community-based partners can use to best benefit the individuals, whether that is education, health care, grief counselling, parenting assistance, leadership training, income-generation, improving basic human rights, assisting with positive living, or providing home-based care. One of the Foundation’s most notable initiatives, Grandmothers to Grandmothers, involves grandmothers across the

to these grandmothers for some of the basics in life to sustain themselves and the children they are raising frees them up to become enriched with knowledge, support and other life skills. Roth commented that it would be hard for us to imagine the same circumstances in Canada and begs the question, “What would you do for your grandchildren?” “It gets an immediate response,” said Roth. “What wouldn’t you do?” Although communities, such as Camrose, are

What started out in Camrose by a few ladies wanting to give back has grown into a group of like-minded individuals who thrive on being part of something life changing, not only for those they are supporting, but for the members themselves. A recent survey of the Camrose and Area Grateful Grannies members asked why they enjoyed being a member of Grannies. “It was pretty much a 50/50 split,” said Roth. “Half for the philanthropic–doing good deeds, and the other half was the social aspect of the group.” It only takes one visit to a gathering or to their annual Christmas market to understand how meaningful both aspects are to members. “We don’t have goals. It centres around the ‘every dollar counts’ idea that we are very careful within the group to thank individuals, but also to acknowledge that the Grateful Grannies is entirely a collaborative effort,” said Roth, adding that of the 124 current members, some are very active, some less active, some have been very active in the past, and there are those who will be very active in the future.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, January 12, 2021 – Page 11

Recovering from virus COVID-19

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Alberta Health Services suggests that nutrition is important when it comes to recovering from COVID-19. Here are a few suggestions from the team at Alberta Health Services. Try to eat every two to three hours and include a protein when you eat. Drink a higher-fat milk than usual, or a higher-fat cheese. Choose Greek or Icelandic yogurt instead of regular yogurt. Remember to drink plenty of fluids. Try water, milk, broth, sports drinks or nutrition supplement drinks. Take sips every few minutes if you cannot drink it all at once. Keep liquids by your bedside so you can sip them if you wake up at night. Drink water, fruit juice or sports drinks. Even a small increase in protein may help you maintain or gain weight and strength. Choose nuts or trail mix as a snack, add nut butter to crackers or toast, or add skim milk powder or protein powder to smoothies. A healthy diet helps keep your immune system at its best. Your body needs more protein and calories when fighting an infection such as COVID-19. Try adding extra beef, chicken or tuna to casseroles, stew, vegetable dishes or soups. If you are struggling, 211 Alberta is a free, confidential service that offers information on food hampers, free or low-cost meals and school meal programs. Call 211 or text INFO to 211 or go to www.ab.211.ca and click on Live Chat.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominations are now being accepted for the Board of Directors of Vision Credit Union Ltd. What does a Vision Credit Union Board Director do? 1. Represent the interest and concerns of the Vision Credit Union membership 2. Participate in policy and strategic planning 3. Monitor policy adherence 4. Work in co-operation with Vision CU executive management 5. Attend Board meetings nine times per year (or additionally as required) Don’t have a business degree or work experience in the financial industry? We do not have an exact resume for the ideal Director. We aim to develop a Board that represents a wide range of skills, experience and interests. However, Board candidates must meet the following criteria: •Be bondable •Have a positive credit rating •Must be considered an active credit union member exemplified through monthly transaction account •Must not be employed by a competing financial institution •Must not be in violation of any Vision Credit Union policies or bylaws •Be a Canadian citizen or a person who has been lawfully admitted into Canada for permanent residence •Must not be a spouse or close relative of an employee or director of the Credit Union •Submit an application for nomination (supported by five members) •Provide an updated resume

The interests of the members of Vision Credit Union are overseen by the members’ elected representatives on the Board of Directors. The active participation of these Directors has been a major asset to your credit union. Nominations for a position representing the following areas with three-year terms are now being accepted. Camrose/Daysland/Killam/ Sedgewick - one position Vegreville/Two Hills - one position Wetaskiwin - one position La Crete/Manning - one position Nomination forms are now available at Vision Credit Union branch offices. The deadline for nominations is January 22, 2021.

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The children of Battle River School Division will be on Christmas vacation from Friday, December 20th and returning to school on Monday, January 6th. Please watch out for them to ensure we all have a safe and happy holiday season.

Libraries across Alberta are competing to see which community has the most readers. Participation is easy. After you finish your 15 minutes of reading your chosen material, let the library know by posting a photo with the number of readers to https://parklandab.wufoo.com/forms/m1kyiq1l7knem/, phone 780.672.4214, or stop by the library and we’ll make sure your reading is added to the tally.

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Help Camrose record the most people reading for 15 minutes on January 25! Reading includes…

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Thanks for all of your calls of support over the past few weeks; it has meant the world to me! I am truly grateful for the wonderful family, friends and clients I have in my life. As the salon continues to be closed for at least another two weeks, I’m taking the opportunity to continue with various updates and renovations, restocking and planning for the coming year. Optimistically, we’ll be able to resume normal operations in just a few short weeks. So please, hang in there and don’t DIY! While we’re still in lockdown mode, I would like to provide an added option for communication as I am not currently monitoring our regular office phone as frequently as usual. For the time being, please feel free to text me for your rescheduling and product needs at 780-678-6229. Looking forward to seeing you soon… – Van

Licence renewals extended By Lori Larsen

Recognizing the strain many businesses are under in the current conditions due to COVID-19 and other unforeseeable circumstances, the City of Camrose has extended business licence annual renewals from Jan. 30 until April 30. The renewals were recently mailed or emailed to all licenced businesses. The City requests that where possible, businesses renew their licences as soon as they are able, however, note that late penalties will not accrue until May 1st.

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and Colin Dzenkiw, of Camrose, a son on December 20. To Taneil and Blair Dickson, of Sedgewick, a son on January 1. To Lanie and Philip Bagunu, of Viking, a son on January 2. To Brittany Greenwood and Cam Boksteyn, of Camrose, a daughter on January 3.

DEATHS Johanna Hart of Cam-

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster The McKinstry family welcomes a “cool” member to the family. Señor Snowman, standing over seven feet tall, was a feat of snow rolling and stacking.

rose, on January 1, at 91. Clifford Allen Bjornson of Bashaw, formerly of Camrose, on January 1, at 93 years of age. Dornelee (Deedee) June McGhie of Camrose, on January 2, at 49 years. Bruce Clarence Bernard of Camrose, formerly of Fort McMurray, on January 2, at 64 years of age. Luella Joan Meyer of Edmonton, on January 2, at 75 years of age. Clint Lee Adams of Camrose, formerly of Wainwright, on January 6, at 79 years of age. Bradley Kim Doucet of Camrose, on January 6, at 55 years of age. Bruce Allan Ratcliffe of Tofield, formerly of Viking, on January 8, at 65 years of age.

Let’s talk about vaccines By Damien C. Kurek, MP, Battle River-Crowfoot

After all the heartache and adversity Canadians have faced since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. The approval of several vaccines brings hope that we may soon see the end of the pandemic. In this column, I want to share some observations about the rollout of vaccines and address three common questions that folks often ask. First: vaccines are an important tool in the fight against the coronavirus, but they are not a silver bullet. One of the key metrics public health uses in its response to COVID is the R number. This is the number of people who catch COVID from a single infected source. An R number of less than one results in fewer infections over time as people recover, whereas an R greater than one results in more infections. Although a vaccine does not eliminate the virus or its transmission, it can lower the R value significantly. This then decreases the degree of other measures used to slow the spread, measures which have had a significantly greater social and economic impact on Canadians. Second: the safety of vaccines is very important and this needs to be discussed. There is a risk of side effects any time you get a shot, as is the case with any medical treatment…from over-the-counter painkillers to the most complex treatment for rare diseases. The scientific consensus is, and history shows, that vaccines are safe and they work. I use the phrase “scientific consensus” because that is important. It does not mean there is full or universal agreement on the subject, but rather there is general agreement among those qualified to make a determination based on the evidence. Also, it is troubling how much misinformation there is about vaccines, and the COVID vaccine, in particular, that circulates online. It is important to get your information from qualified sources. Third: I want to be very clear that I do not support mandatory vaccines, either directly or indirectly. Receiving the vaccine is something each person needs to evaluate and decide for themselves, and I am thankful that both the provincial government and the federal government have committed to allowing this. That said, I personally plan to receive the shot when available, and encourage those who can to also consider getting it. While the approval of vaccines is welcome news, there is a troubling level of mismanagement in the national procurement strategy by the Trudeau Liberal government. And while the Prime Minister blames provinces, the reality is that many provinces are vaccinating at a rate that will exhaust currently procured supplies in the coming days or weeks. Instead of planning for this over the last number of months, the Liberals put politics before the best interests of Canadians. To quantify Canada’s substandard vaccine procurement, you can look at inoculation rates in a population. For example, Israel leads the world with close to a two per cent inoculation rate, while the rates in United States and the United Kingdom are near 0.2 per cent. Canada’s rate is only around 0.05 per cent.

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Tickets will also be available for the CRE’s MEAT-NANZA prize raffle with proceeds going towards future operations of the CRE.

The Business License renewal deadline has been extended from January 30th to April 30th. Late penalties will not accrue until May 1st. To sign up for paperless billing, go to www.camrose.ca/BL-SignUp/ For more information: P. 780.672.4426 | E. planning@camrose.ca www.camrose.ca

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Bylaw 3153-21

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 3153-21 on January 4, 2021. The purpose of Bylaw 3153-21 is to amend Land Use Bylaw 2929-17 as follows: That Land Use Bylaw 2929-17, be further amended by redistricting Lot 15, Block 10, Plan 3605U from I – Institutional District to SRD – Special (Historical) Residential District. The University of Alberta has sold the property, and the applicant/owner is proposing to return the property to a residential use that aligns with the historical zoning applied to this block of 49 Street. A Public Hearing is scheduled to be held as follows: Date: February 1, 2021 Time: 5:00 pm Place: Camrose City Hall, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB Any person(s) who have an interest regarding the passing of Bylaw 3153-21 are encouraged to attend the Public Hearing in person to state their support or objections, and must register by emailing Kim Isaak no later than 4:00 pm on January 26, 2021. Note due to COVID-19 the Public Hearing may be held virtually and as such the City is requesting that submissions be submitted no later than January 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm to: Kim Isaak, Deputy City Manager, City of Camrose, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB, T4V 0S8 or by email to: kisaak@camrose.ca Notice is hereby given that Council may thereafter without further notice proceed with final approval of Bylaw 315321 at the regular Council Meeting on February 1, 2021. For additional information, contact Aaron Leckie, Manager of Planning and Development, phone 780-672-4428 or email to aleckie@camrose.ca.

January 17, 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the CRE Early tree drop-off available Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Donations for Muscular Dystrophy will be graciously accepted

Downtown Camrose AGM By Lori Larsen

Downtown Camrose invites anyone to join them for the annual general meeting to be held on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Those attending will

have an opportunity to hear about what has taken place over the past year, and new initiatives that may occur in the coming year with Downtown Camrose.

Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to manager@downtowncamrose.com or telephone 780-672-5191 by Jan. 22 so the Zoom link can be provided.

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Ford DeLuxe coupe rests at local museum By Murray Green

The Camrose and District Centennial Museum is home to a 1938 Ford DeLuxe coupe. “Norm (and Jenny) Rutz of Ferintosh donated the car. His aunt Helen was married to a guy by the name of Alexander Stewart Rutherford (better known as Sam), who was a nephew of A. C. Rutherford, one of the early premiers of Alberta. Rutherford bought this car new and everything is all original,” said museum spokesman Dave Ritchie. The car was purchased on July 9, 1938, at Pioneer Garage in Camrose. After many years of service, it was sold to a local man for $100. He painted it a new red colour and then sold it to a dealer. The car was advertised for $500 when Helen bought it back again. A blanket was thrown over the seats for many years to keep them looking brand new, even today. It even has the original factory spare tire. “We didn’t want to change anything on this car. It does have a


Murray Green, Camrose Booster This 1938 Ford DeLuxe coupe was purchased new in Camrose from a dealership and remains in the city to this day. It is currently housed at the Camrose and District Centennial Museum.

mouse hole in the upper corner, but we left that alone. The car runs nice


The 1938 recession hurt sales, as did Ford’s continuing of the 1937 cars, including most body panels. The 1938 DeLuxe models were differentiated with a heart-shaped grille, though standard models retained the 1937 look. The fading Slantback sedan design was cancelled for good. Only a V8 was offered, either a 60-horsepower V8 or an 85-horsepower V8. Faired-in headlights were a major modernization found on both the Standard and DeLuxe trim versions starting in 1937, though much of the rest of the design was shared between Ford’s two lines. A larger water pump was used to help aid in cooling. The alligator hood opened deep from the top of the grille back, eliminating the side panels found on previous models. Mechanically, Ford put hydraulic brakes on their cars for the very first time. The phaeton, club coupe and convertible club coupe models were discontinued.



and it doesn’t have very many miles (32,000 when donated in 1998) on it,” revealed Dave. The car was a businessman’s coupe with no back seat. “It doesn’t even have a seat, it is a shelf. The shelf folds up to create a compartment between the trunk and driver. It was used for briefcases and samples as a storage space,” explained Dave. “Ford was paranoid about people getting out of these cars and getting hit by traffic. What they did is make the driver get out of the passenger door if you wanted to lock

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The car has sat idle for more than a year due to COVID-19 restrictions on people getting together to work on it. The Ford line of cars was updated in 1937 with one major change–the introduction of an entrylevel 136 CID (2.2 L) V8, in addition to the popular 221 CID (3.6 L) f lathead V8. The model was a refresh of its predecessor, the Model 48 (itself based on the Model 40A) and was the company’s main product. It was redesigned more thoroughly in 1941. At the start of production, it cost $850.

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Irvin Randolph Felzien April 8, 1925 ~ December 28, 2020 Irvin Randolph Felzien, son of Henry and Matilda Felzien, was born on April 8, 1925 in St. Francis, Kansas, and passed away on December 28, 2020 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Camrose. When Irvin was six years old, his family moved to his grandfather’s farm NE of Forestburg, Alberta. He attended Harrisview School near their farm. After leaving school, he farmed with his brother Warren. In April 1945, Irvin entered the US Army. He took his basic training in California and Texas. His unit was en route to Japan when word came that the war was over, so his unit was stationed in Japan as the first occupation troops following the war. He was in Japan for a year then received his discharge from the army in December 1946. He then returned briefly to Alberta before moving to Billings, Montana to attend College for two years. He married Charlotte Crosby of Hardin, Montana on July 15, 1947. They resided in Billings until they returned to Canada in 1949. They bought land in the Forestburg area where they farmed until 1961. During those farming years, he drove a school bus at Galahad, and worked part time in a garage. In 1961, Irvin and Charlotte returned to Billings, Montana where they both completed their B.Sc. Degree in Education. They taught in Billings, Montana, in Modesto, California, and in Hamilton, Montana. In 1976, they returned to Alberta to teach in Thorhild, Slave Lake, Kingman, and Hay Lakes, retiring to Camrose in 1982. During retirement Irvin, with Charlotte at his side, enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. They were blessed with many years of extensive travelling by auto, motorhome, coach tours to the Orient, New Zealand, and Australia, and several cruises to many parts of the world. They also enjoyed many winters in Arizona. In 1992, they sold their home and bought a condo in Camrose where they lived until 2009. Dear Meadows, an independent living facility, then became their home where Irvin resided until his passing. You know the saying “You can’t take the farm away from the boy”, well that was certainly Irvin. He would drive out to the nephews’ farms to keep up on their seeding and harvesting from the roadside and when he couldn’t drive himself, he was always ready to go with whoever would take him. He was fortunate to go on many drives this last fall and was even treated to a tailgate supper with PIE. He loved lobster and was quickly cooked and fed a lobster as the ambulance arrived to move him to the hospital. Oh, how he enjoyed it. Irvin was predeceased by his wife Charlotte; parents Henry and Matilda; brothers Rueben (Maggie), Willis (Irene), Louis (Betty), Warren, Wayne, and Merlyn; sisters Hazel (Orville) Stenson, Letha (Gordon) Knudtson, Vera Kubbernus; and sister-in-law Barb Felzien. Irvin leaves to mourn his brother Ernie Felzien of Calgary; sistersin-law Treva Felzien of Bentley and Janice Felzien of Forestburg; brother-in-law Vern Kubbernus of Airdrie; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends Kenn and Judy Balzer. Due to the present COVID restrictions, there will be no funeral service. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Irvin’s family would like to thank Dr. Boyd and Jen, Dr. Hilderman, Pastor Greg Rokos, staff of Deer Meadows, Home Care and Safeway pharmacy for the wonderful care given to Irvin in his last years, you are all appreciated. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Irvin’s memory may be made to the Pleasington Historical Society, or to the Resurrection Lutheran Church. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Marion Sommer (nee Prehn) August 28, 1927 ~ January 1, 2021

Donna Carol Burkholder Donna Carol Burkholder (Price) of Tofield, Alberta, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2020 at the age of 70 years. Donna was born on May 4, 1950 to Ewalt and Elsie Price. She was the first of three daughters. She attended Clover Lawn Church and was baptized in her youth. Donna experienced challenges as a teenager when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and died when Donna was 16 years old. Donna went on to Lamont Hospital for her nursing degree. In 1974, while at Marvin and Marg Weber’s wedding, she met Glenn. They would later be married on October 18, 1975. They were so very blessed with four absolutely amazing kids! She loved to be on the farm. Raising chickens, gardening, attending to the animals and in being nature brought her great joy. The family would often go out for picnics around the farm or in the pasture. A special memory the family has is their one last picnic on December 6, 2020 with Donna. She enjoyed the spontaneous trips with Glenn, including a last-minute flight to Amsterdam. Donna was a nurse and found joy and fulfillment in her career at the Tofield Health Centre. Mourning her loss is her husband Glenn; daughter Connie (Byron) Gagne; sons Brian (Rachael), Lorne (Niki) and David (Caitlin); grandchildren Kara, Alyssa, Caleb, Sophie, J.L., Nora, Ike, Benjamin, Lou and one more on the way; two sisters Eileen Price and Lynnette (Daren) Howatt; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Donna was predeceased by her parents Ewalt and Elsie Price. Due to the pandemic restrictions, a private family funeral will be held. Interment will take place at the Salem Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee. The family would like to give their sincere thanks to the staff of the Tofield Health Centre. The kindness and care given to Donna and the family will not be forgotten.

Johanna Hart June 25, 1929 ~ January 1, 2021 Johanna Hart of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021, at the age of 91 years. Left to cherish her memory are her special family Rita Garrett, Luke Garrett, Chantalle (Tim) Skoglund, and Tessa and Tierion Skoglund. Johanna was predeceased by her parents and three brothers. A private service will be held. Interment will take place in Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Johanna’s memory may be made to the Camrose Food Bank. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Marion Sommer passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021, at the age of 93, at Stettler Hospital. Marion grew up on a farm in the Galahad area, then farmed near Heisler with her husband and raised her family. She retired in Daysland with Lionel and lived her final 3-1/2 years in care at PWL in Stettler. She is survived by her eight children, 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Lionel in 2004, and all of her siblings. As her memory was failing, she often said, “If I forget to say thank you, thank you.” Thank you to Points West Living for caring for Marion in her final years. A celebration for Marion will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Providence Place, 6120-51 Avenue, Daysland, AB T0B 1A0, where Marion lived for 11 years and was very happy.

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Anne Matzen Who passed away on January 13, 2005 Dear Mum, as time goes by without you, And the days turn into years, They hold a million memories, And a thousand silent tears. Always loved and remembered by Hazel

Thank You We would like to express our gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Mary’s Hospital for the care my father Ron received. Your kindness and compassion was such a comfort to us during these most challenging and difficult times. Thank you all. – Rick Bergseth and family

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Serving your community for over 110 years Luella Joan Meyer January 24, 1945 ~ January 2, 2021 It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our beloved mom, sister and grandmother has passed away on January 2, 2021, after a brief battle with COVID-19. Luella was born in Galahad, Alberta to Phyllis (nee Plant) and Julius Thomas on January 24, 1945. She is survived by her three daughters Heather (Robert) Hansen and their children Brett (Mallory) and Carson; Roxanne (Chris) Litzgus and their children David, Britney, Jayden and Colby; and Loralee (Jason) Fahy and their children Brand and James. She will be deeply missed by her sister Lorline Aardema, brother Arvin (Elaine) Thomas, and her four nephews and their families. Luella was predeceased by her brother Oral, sister Erla Lymburner, brother-in-law Don Lymburner, and brother-in-law Cecil Aardema. She also leaves behind her partner Ellis Carpentier, his daughter Zondra (Dave) Hardwick, their children Jessica and Brandon, as well as their families. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Janet Craig for many years of wonderful care. We would also like to thank Dr. P. De-Caigny and the staff at the Sturgeon Hospital for their care, compassion, and for holding her hands when we couldn’t. Due to Alberta Health regulations, a private service will be held at a later date. “Luv Youz” If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Luella’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome. com.

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Clifford Allen Bjornson August 31, 1927 ~ January 1, 2021 Clifford Allen Bjornson of Bashaw, AB, formerly of Camrose, AB, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021, at the age of 93 years. Left to cherish his memory are his children Steve (Val) of Camrose, Doug of Bashaw, Marilyn (Cliff) James of Edmonton, and Michelle (Jacques) Pinon of Chipman; grandchildren Jesse, Steven, Rachel, David, Heather and Jacques; great-grandson Oliver; brother Bev (Donna) Bjornson; sisters-in-law Jean Bjornson, Wilma Bjornson, Connie Bjornson and Marlene Feth; brother-in-law Francis (Delores) Feth; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends from the Duhamel, New Norway, and Camrose areas. Cliff was predeceased by his wife Marian; parents Ole and Gertrude; brothers Con, Irvin, Dave, Leo and Bernard; and sister Betty Gruntman. Due to Alberta Health regulations, a funeral service will be held at a later date. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Cliff’s memory may be made to the Duhamel Historical Society (Verdun Account), the Camrose Knights of Columbus, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, or to the Canadian Cancer Society. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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In loving memory of

Paul and Tillie Lychak The world changes from year to year, Our lives from day to day, But the love and memory of you, Will never go away. Dearly missed by your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

In loving memory of

John Haesloop who passed away on January 11, 2017 Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered every day, No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts, you’re always there. Forever in our hearts, Shirley and family

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Honour your departed friend or relative Bryan Kenneth Guiltner January 7, 1960 ~ December 29, 2020 Bryan Kenneth Guiltner, of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at the age of 60 years. Bryan was born and raised in Langley, BC, then moved to Rocky Mountain House in the latter part of the 1990s. From there, he moved to Red Deer for a short time, and then settled in Camrose, where he was lucky enough to meet Bonnie and her wonderful, supportive family. Bryan is survived by his life partner Bonnie; brother Cliff (Dorene) and their children Sheri and Jamie, and brother Arthur; and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his Dad (Murray) in 1992; his Mom (Velma) in 2003; and his sister Dolores Gossman in 2014. You will be missed, Bryan! Due to Alberta Health regulations, a private service will be held. Interment will take place in the Camrose Valleyview Cemetery. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Bryan’s memory may be made to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome. com.

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Elected officials vacationing By Murray Green

Clifford Charles Tate Cliff Tate, born Clifford Charles Tate, beloved father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, was born on June 2, 1940, in Rosalind AB, to William (Val) Sr. and Lettie Tate. He passed away peacefully at his home in Edberg AB on December 20, 2020, at the age of 80 years. Cliff is predeceased by his parents Val Sr. and mother Lettie; brother Val; and sisters Mirle, Barb and Ester. Left to cherish Cliff’s memory are his only living sibling Victoria, his daughter Carrie, grandson Khyle (Sheena), great grandson Kaiden, and many lifelong close friends. Cliff also had many nieces and nephews of whom he spoke fondly. Cliff had a successful career in the oil industry; he was awarded many driller safety awards. He received a ten-year ring for his time employed by Regent Drilling. He was a longtime employee at Stelco Steel Company in Camrose. He often spoke of the friendships that came from working at Stelco and carried on long after retirement. Your comforting words and support are appreciated. Due to Alberta Health regulations, a private family memorial service will be held.

who passed away on January 12, 2020 In Our Hearts We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday, And days before that, too. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, A part of us went with you the day God called you home. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name, Now all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. A million times we needed you, a million times we cried, If love could only have saved you, you never would have died. Missing you always, Geraldine, Geoff and family, Dena and family, Jason and family

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Christmas that did not feel good,” explained Lovely. “I miss our social gatherings, the opportunity to share smiles, sing, handshakes and hugging. In my opinion, having the minister resign and demoting the vacationing MLAs was the correct decision. Some feel the Premier should have acted sooner. However, he did not want to take a rash or heavy-handed approach to the situation. He needed to allow the travelers time to get home and spend time in their constituencies to experience the anger first hand and allow them the opportunity to do the right thing,” said Lovely, who understood the hardships of not seeing loved ones. “In the meantime, I am happy to speak directly with any constituent who would like to have a conversation, and have been doing so for the past several days. Your voice and opinion matter to me.”

away. They may not get an the new Mandatory EntryAlberta launched a new, appointment the same day, Level Training program. more efficient road test sys- but they will have a day and Albertans starttem to ensure drivers have time for their test,” McIver ed booking passenger timely access to tests while said. roads tests online or at keeping Alberta roads safe. Once fully imple- local registry agents on Drivers, or soon-to-be mented, the transition to Jan. 5. drivers, are now able to a private delivery model “A year and a half ago, book passenger vehicle road will save taxpayers up to we only had 77 examiners tests directly with local $12.1 million per year. operating when the governregistry agents or through “More people were wait- ment model launched, down a new online system. Reg- ing than there were appoint- from about 150 examiners istry agents will be able ments available. There will operating in the province to hire or contract driver be no waiting lists, but peo- under the private model. examiners directly. ple will be waiting until Now we have close to 200 This will repair the the examiners catch up. At examiners trained,” shared damage done when road least now they will have McIver. tests were nationalized in a date,” said McIver. “It As of Oct. 22 last year, March 2019, a move that should be a vast appoint- there were 188 (132 govcaused half of the province’s ment. We didn’t have any ernment and 56 contract) driver examiners to leave testing for 14 weeks due examiners available to the system and increased to COVID-19, so we auto- conduct tests. wait times significantly. “We also upgraded the matically had a backlog. “We know Albertans training to handle GPS Then when we went back, it have been frustrated with tracking tablets. Now when long delays to get a road took a lot of time sanitizing a driver examiner goes out, test. Returning to a private- the vehicles between each we know the driver, examappointment.” ly run model will restore a iner, how long the system which Albertest took and what tans used for years route was taken,” with confidence. I explained McIver. want to thank driv“This should help er examiners and us with more consisregistry agents for tent testing, no mattheir continued dedter where in Alberta ication as we transiyou take the test.” tion to a new and The new system better system,” said is based on public Ric McIver, Alberta Minister of Trans- Alberta Minister of Transportation Ric survey responses McIver, left, discusses new road testing with of more than 3,000 portation. Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely. Albertans, conThis new modMore driver examiners sultations with industry el will restore Albertans’ confidence that their neigh- will be available to conduct stakeholders, and a review bourhood registry can road tests outside of normal of road test models across Canada. again provide road tests at government hours. Government has also Road tests were susthe location and on the day oversight pended on March 19, 2020, Camrose residents want. strengthened More road test availability, through electronic moni- to help prevent the spread of especially in rural Alber- toring of each road test in COVID-19. Alberta became ta, should help people gain order to ensure safety on the first province to resume Alberta’s roads. road tests for all licence mobility and employment. Government driver classes on June 30. “I feel comfortable that “Challenges booking this will be the start of examiners will continue to improvements. People will conduct Class 1 to 3 com- road tests was the numbe able to go to their local mercial truck and bus road ber one concern in our registry agents or online tests to ensure a continued community this past year,” Camrose MLA and book a time for taking a smooth transition to the added road test and pay for it right high standards set through Jackie Lovely. By Murray Green

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to spend it with their families. “I believe the timing of these trips was a mistake. Our federal and provincial governments have closed businesses, schools and demanded people alter their lives. Many people have lost their businesses, while others have lost their jobs or face temporary layoffs. I believe a government has an obligation to protect its people, but I’m tired of the restrictions and I don’t know if we have given up, or has this helped us achieve any positive result. Last year, my family and I went to Mexico immediately after Christmas and we had hoped to travel this year as well, but it was my understanding that nonessential travel was discouraged, so we didn’t go.” Like many of you, her large family gathering did not happen. “I did not see my daughter or son, my uncles, aunts, cousins or sisters. It was a very quiet

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Although several elected officials decided to vacation in warmer places during the holiday season and amongst suggested COVID travel restrictions, Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely wasn’t one of them. “Many constituents have contacted my office to express their thoughts and feelings regarding travel by several elected officials during the holiday season, and others have asked for my opinion on the matter,” shared MLA Lovely. “Some people are angry that these vacations to sunny destinations outside of the country happened while the rest of us stayed home, many alone for the first time during the holidays. Some received hefty fines for small social gatherings in their homes, while others feel these elected officials did nothing wrong in their decision to travel, having free time and an opportunity

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Glen Kerik who passed away on January 11, 2002 Love lives on forever, It will never fade away, For in our hearts our loved one Is with us every day. Forever loved by Mom and family

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ANNOUNCEMENTS THE DR. “MAC” SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND for post-graduate education in nursing is accepting memorials. To donate or for applications and information, please write to AARN Education Trust Fund. 11620-168 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 4A6.

THANK YOU THANK YOU ST. JUDE – for prayers answered. ~ Judy ON BEHALF OF THE Royal Canadian Legion Camrose Branch #57, we would like to say thank you to A&W and all their patrons for the wonderful donations. It is really appreciated.

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

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

STRUCTURALLY SOUND BUILDING – approximately 1200 to 1500 sq. ft., that can be moved. Within 40 km radius of Camrose. Phone 403-664-7145.

SIMPLY JOY BOOKKEEPING SERVICES – Small business, non-profit experience. Farmers welcome. Pick-up or drop-off available. For more information, call 780-281-1725.

HELP WANTED KIM’S VIETNAMESE LUNCH BAR – Now hiring permanent, long-term, full and part time Order Receivers, Cashiers and General Assistants for new Pho take-out kitchen in Downtown Camrose. We are seeking candidates who are very particular about cleanliness and who are people of integrity. Starting pay will be above minimum wage. Training will be provided. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday to Friday. Please call Kim Phan Jensen 780-678-5452 for details about these job opportunities.

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

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! EXCELLENT LOCATION – Quick possession. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom, balcony. Very quiet and clean. Owner managed, be sure to view, you’ll be impressed. No smoking, no pets. Excellent reference required. Phone for a quick showing 780679-2170. 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. COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE – 2880 sq. ft. 5031-46 Street (old Windwood building). Call Steve, 780608-5222. 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. GREEN GABLES APARTMENTS – Very clean, bright and cheery 2-bedroom. Five minute walk to downtown, two blocks to walking trails. Also family friendly fourplex, 3-bedroom, 2-bath with private balcony, very clean. 780-621-8495.

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 5210-56 STREET APARTMENTS – 1-bedroom $775, 2-bedroom $900. Water, heat, basic cable included. No pets, no partiers, no smokers. Call Andrea, 587-322-0732. 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. 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. Phone 780-679-7090. 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! 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. Now available. * 150 sq. ft. single office. $200/mo. including utilities. Call Corey at 780-679-3555 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.

CHOOSE YOUR NEW OFFICE Selection of very nice street level offices in newer building in Downtown Camrose * Offices from 100-794 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! 4-BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT – in Camrose, by January 15. Non-smoker, no pets. $750/mo., $750 DD. Utilities not included. 780-951-1654, leave message. LOCALLY OWNED FOURPLEX Locally owned and operated newly renovated 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. COZY SECOND FLOOR OFFICE ON MAIN STREET – 132 sq. ft. with window. Quiet, considerate neighbours. Immediate occupancy. $170.94/mo. all in except communications. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142, days. Fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business! CLOSE TO MIROR LAKE AND UNIVERSITY – One bedroom basement suite. Heat, water, laundry included. No smoking, no pets. $695/mo. 780608-2011. HOUSE ~ IMMEDIATE POSSESSION – Bright, neat, spacious, two bedrooms, nice kitchen, four appliances, full concrete basement. Close to schools and city centre. No smoking or pets. Excellent references required. 780-679-2170. 4 -BEDROOM MAIN FLOOR SUITE – 1400 sq. ft., hardwood floors, lots of storage, near downtown, private main floor laundry, dishwasher, smoke free, $1050/mo. + $300/mo. flat rate utilities. Call or text John at 780-678-6140 for more information. 2-BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE – near downtown, private laundry, smoke free, $750/ mo. + $150/mo. flat rate utilities. Call or text John at 780-678-6140 for more information.

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CLASSIFIED ADS (Continued) LIVESTOCK / FEED / AG PUREBRED GELBVIEH BULLS – two-year-olds and yearlings from our 43-year breeding program. WINDER FARMS 780-678-4021. 400 BALES OF TAME GRASS HAY – $45/bale or volume discount. 60 bales of second cut alfalfa, $65/bale. Everything in round bales baled dry without rain. 780-878-3750.

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INVITATION TO TENDER FARMLAND Round Hill area DAVID STRILCHUK and VONNIE STRILCHUK hereby offer the following land for sale by tender, subject to the existing reservations on title: SE-21-48-18-W4, (160 acres more or less), “As is” Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “STRILCHUK TENDER,” to Andreassen Borth, Barristers and Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1S1, on or before 12:00 noon on JANUARY 29, 2021, and shall be accompanied with a cheque for 5% of the tender price, and G.S.T. number. Tenders will not be opened in public. The highest, or any tender, not necessarily accepted. Unsuccessful tenders will be notified by mail, and their cheques returned. Successful tenders shall be obligated to complete the purchase on or before MARCH 15, 2021, and their cheque shall constitute a deposit towards the purchase price. For further information, or to view the property, please contact David and Vonnie Strilchuk at 780-781-7111.

REAL ESTATE LAND FOR SALE – DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA has for sale four project lands in Beaver County. Land locations are: SW 27-50-16-W4; SE 18-49-14-W4; S1/2 3-46-11-W4; NW 32-47-13W4. Call Brent Thygesen, 780678-0150 or email b_thygesen@ ducks.ca

FOR SALE OR TRADE UTILITY TRAILER – with VIN number. Good lights, 8’ long x 4’ 8” wide with racks and loading ramp. Good tires with 12” rims. $1200 obo. 780608-3111, 780-679-4185.

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Land for Sale DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA has for sale four project lands in Beaver County. Land locations are: • SW 27-50-16-W4 • SE 18-49-14-W4 • S1/2 3-46-11-W4 • NW 32-47-13-W4 Call Brent Thygesen, 780-678-0150 or email b_thygesen@ducks.ca

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NOTICE #2 THE HIGHWAY 14 REGIONAL WATER SERVICES COMMISSION has been notified by STRATHCONA COUNTY, of a $0.06/cubic meter increase in the EPCOR rate effective January 1, 2021. The Commission’s water rates will reflect this increase effective February 1, 2021 on the February month end utility bills. Please note that there is no increase from Strathcona County (transportation of supply) or the Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission. Changes to rates are as follows: • Distribution Commodity Rate has been increased from $3.695/m3 to $3.755/m3. • Bulk Commodity Rate has been increased from $3.445/m3 to $3.505/m3. • Non-Member Commodity Rate has been increased from $3.845 to $3.905/m3. • Truck Fill Rate has been increased from $5.233/m3 to $5.293/m3. The Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission can be contacted at 1-866-333-3791 during regular office hours from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

PARTS COUNTER PERSON AG/AUTO PARTS STORE searching for self-motivated, full-time parts counter person. Having Ag business and knowledge of farm equipment is REQUIRED. Responsibilities include: inventory control, parts ordering, maintaining showroom, stocking shelves, invoicing customers, and pricing parts. Must have good computer skills, polite demeanor (representation of company) and ability to work well with others. Excellent customer service is a MUST. WILLINGNESS TO LEARN. Attention: Todd Carriere dayslandbtb@gmail.com 5108-50 Avenue Daysland, AB T0B 1A0

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The CAMROSE BOOSTER, January 12, 2021 – Page 23

Fridge Clippings

from years gone by

I’m so desperate for NHL hockey, I turned on my fireplace just so I could boo the Flames. My memory’s not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory’s not as sharp as it used to be. My goal this year was to lose 15 pounds. Only 20 to go!

The sad reality: Today photos and important information iss routinely storedd on cell phones and computers. When the phone or system is lost or fails, precious memories often vanish … for good! For decades, magazine and newspaper stories, published photographs and important articles were carefully clipped out, often posted on refrigerators or conscientiously and strategically permanently stored in files or albums. This same material is, in many cases, preserved for enjoyment or to be cherished many decades later. Which begs this thought:

What did you, your parents or your grandparents CLIP from The Camrose Booster and save? Every week we will publish one entry from all received at our office. If we choose your submitted milestone, we will send you a cheque for $10. The oldest entry submitted prior to the end of December 2021 will earn the sender a cool $100 gift certificate from any Camrose business of that person’s choosing. Send us a copy or a photo of your entry: Mail: 4925-48 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1L7 Email: ads@camrosebooster.com Text: 780.679.7070 Drop off in person (Your original will be scanned then returned)

Show us what used to hang on the fridge!

At this point, Jesus doesn’t need to take the wheel. He needs to pull over and spank some of y’all with his flip flop! Hey kids, listen up! A little piece of advice: forget looks, forget popularity – marry the one who loves Math. Because in 20 years, when your child comes home crying about geometry, that sweet nerd will be your everlovin’ superhero. The worst thing about parallel parking is the witnesses. My New Year’s Resolution was to stop procrastinating … but it can wait till next year. My stomach is FLAT. The “L” is just silent. I told my boss I needed a pay raise and that a few other companies were after me. Boss: “Which ones?” Me: “Water, Gas and Electricity.” If they put the vaccine in beer and opened up the pubs, the whole country would be vaccinated by next Thursday. I don’t need to know the entire plot for 2021, I just need to know if I should buy more sweatpants or a purse and shoes.

Central Agencies Home of the Week

Country home with great shop

If you’re not happy single, you won’t be happy married. Happiness comes from dogs, not relationships. Chocolate is vital for our survival. Dinosaurs didn’t have chocolate and look what happened to them.

By Lori Larsen

If you are looking for a very manageable piece of land in the country to call home, to start up a home business or maybe just a hobby acreage, this affordable acreage has everything you need. Located barely 15 minutes east of Camrose on Highway 26, highway all the way, this property boasts a beautifully renovated three-bedroom bungalow and 36’ x 44’ heated shop with four overhead doors. There is plenty of space for children to run and enjoy the great outdoors on this lovely property. After spending the day taking in fresh country air, retreat to the renovated home with spaces for the entire family. A spacious entryway and wood floors lead into a good-sized living room with a corner wood-burning stove to sit around on cooler nights while taking in the wide open view from the front window. The kitchen has been completely updated with sleek white cabinets and classic counter tops. Adjacent to the kitchen is a handy dining area where the family can be close while meals are prepared.

Three bedrooms and a fully updated four-piece bathroom are located on the main floor, so there is lots of room for a growing family or space for someone starting a home-based business. The partial basement has a concrete floor and is home to the laundry; it also provides a ton of extra storage. Move out onto the south-facing deck and take in vast views of the property and wide open spaces. New shingles, vinyl siding and updated windows mean a lot less to worry about. The shop could easily house all your vehicles and recreational vehicles, and be a workshop or hobby area, or it would be perfect of your home-based business. This acreage located at 18304 Highway 26, priced at $289,900, affords you the privacy of country living close to the amenities of the City with great potential. For a personal viewing, contact Matthew Mayer at: Central Agencies Realty 4870-51 Street, Camrose 780-672-4495 Cell 780-781-7088

Matthew Mayer

I couldn’t afford an Ancestry DNA kit, so I just announced that I had won the lottery. I soon found out who all my relatives are. Just once I would like to read a medication label that says, “May cause permanent weight loss, remove wrinkles and increase energy.” You know you’re getting old when it feels like the morning after … but there was no night before. The word “politics” is derived from the word “poly” meaning “many” and the word “ticks” meaning “blood sucking parasites”. Excellent Reasons to Give Pets Boring Human Names: 1. To see how long it takes coworkers to realize you’re talking about a pet and not a significant other. (“Dave and I were watching a movie in bed the other night.”) 2. To see how long it takes coworkers to realize you’re talking about a pet and not a kid. (“Maria’s not allowed to eat raisins, she’s allergic.”) 3. You can use them as an excuse. (“Taylor hates it when I get home late.”) 4. Eventually you get to say things like, “Jennifer got stuck between the wall and the refrigerator again!”

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, January 12, 2021 – Page 24


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

#100, 4870-51 Street, Camrose ~ 780-672-4495 centralagenciesrealty.com ~ 1-800-809-8040


CAMROSE HOMES SOLD Superb Craftsmanship! Exceptional presentation and design. Asking $572,900 A1049149

BEAUTIFUL 1319 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW! Asking $493,800 A1031243

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

CREEKVIEW LANDING! … Awesome lifestyle! Gorgeous open plan, heated garage. Senior friendly and all done, just move in! Exceptional property! Call now! Asking $385,900 A1058842

GORGEOUS BUNGALOW! Oversized triple garage, RV parking, beautifully landscaped. Asking $489,900 CA0192525 BEAUTIFUL FAMILY 2-STOREY CLOSE TO PARK, VALLEY TRAILS! Now only $385,500 A1035501

WALKOUT VILLAS overlooking Valleyview Lake! Asking $532,162 A1032901



AWESOME LOCATION! Backing onto park/Mirror Lake! Asking $179,900 A1053280

YOUR MERRY DREAM HOME! Large backyard! Open floor plan, tons of storage. Asking $255,000 A1050673

FAMILY BUNGALOW BY JACK STUART SCHOOL … great starter/retirement property! Asking $247,900 A1034331

3RD FLOOR CONDO – AFFORDABLE! Asking $169,750 A1042937

EXC. DUPLEX IN CUL-DE-SAC Backs onto park! Awesome yard! Asking $239,900 A1054847

BACKING GOLF COURSE 2000+ sq. ft., 5 bdrm. Asking $449,900 A1046329 WALKOUT VILLAS overlooking Valleyview Lake! Asking $528,162 A1032894

GREAT STARTER, INVESTMENT, 6 BDRM. Asking $169,500 A1004238 GREAT KITCHEN, 5-PCE. MAIN BATH, PRIVATE YARD! Asking $364,500 A1037422

al Exceptioe!n Va lu COPPERSTONE CONDO OVERLOOKING MIRROR LAKE! Now only $447,900 CA0140533





4 BDRM. 3 FULL BATHS ~ CREEKVIEW Asking $498,000 CA0182630


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

LOTS FOURPLEX – well maintained, updated. Close to Chester Ronning School. Asking $419,900 A1044127

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

2064 SQ. FT. TWO-STOREY – VALLEYVIEW WEST! Asking $498,162 CA0179793

MF CONDO W/OUTDOOR PATIO! Asking $183,500 A1042929 EXCELLENT 3-BDRM. DUPLEX IN VALLEYVIEW! Now only $244,700 A1027227

BEAUTIFUL ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILT BUNGALOW! … 1312 sq. ft., 5 bdrm. Awesome bsmt. w/in-floor htg. RV parking, oversized garage. Just move in! Asking $362,900 A1057786

RESIDENTIAL LOTS 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!

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

COMMERCIAL 150’x170’ LOT ZONED M1 INDUSTRIAL! Now only $159,900 CA0182926

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


2-STOREY ON PARK ~ 1883 sq. ft., oversized garage, a/c + more! Asking $417,900 A1042518

WELL KEPT BUNGALOW W/UPGRADES! Asking $259,000 A1053738





2.5 ACRES ZONED R3 AND MULTI-FAMILY ... Exceptional west end location. Call now!

GEMINI CENTRE ~ City views. Turn key office space on 3rd floor! Call today! A1044102

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

Lyndsey Delwo

Al Mohamed


Sascha Dressler

Wally Wrubleski

Karin Naslund

Beautiful Walkout Bungalows by Battle River Homes

Norman Mayer

160 ACRE PROPERTY east of Camrose Asking $695,000 CA0184968

A couple more terrific family properties conscientiously designed and carefully built by

• Bonus room • 26’x26’ garage Asking $498,162 CA0179793

Lakeside walkouts available!

20 MINUTES TO CAMROSE … Nice updates, house, shop, quonset on 15 acres. Asking $349,900 A1026972

UPGRADED BUNGALOW … 12 min. to Camrose on Hwy 26. 36’x44’ shop! Asking $289,900 A1047574 GREAT FLEXIBLITY IN MAYERTHORPE Over 23 acres along Hwy 43 Asking $230,000 CA0168666

MIQUELON LAKE 2366 sq. ft. bungalow on 8+ acres! Asking $539,000 A1041082

NEW NORWAY … 4-bdrm. split level, 2 lots. Asking $179,900 A1049147 Only 15 min. from Camrose, south side of New Norway, 0.97 acre. Asking $104,900 CA0168713

21+ ACRES W/1.5 STOREY HOME, NEW W/O BSMT! Asking $424,900 A1021347

2-BDRM. BUNGALOW IN DAYSLAND! Oversized 28’x30’ garage with 10’7” ceiling. Asking $89,900 A1044649


LARGE FAMILY HOME IN DAYSLAND Lots of upgrades! Asking $299,900 A1025812

EAST OF ROUND HILL ~ Fully finished 1400+ sq. ft. home, 29’x41’ shop, pole shed. A1036121 Asking $389,000

BAWLF ~ OPEN CONCEPT BI-LEVEL Asking $179,000 A1034810

Don’t miss the featured Home of the Week on page 31!


NEW ZERO-STEP DESIGN 1319 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW! Asking $493,800 A1031243

NEW ZERO-STEP DESIGN 1456 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW! Asking $458,500 A1031265

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

Lake views ! Walkout – Lake Estates! • 1248 sq. ft. • 26’x20.5’ garage Asking $532,162 A1032901

40 ACRES WITH YARD SITE Access to Miquelon Lakes! Asking $419,000 A1057040


Awesome Community ~ Park ~ ~ Lake, Trails ~ ~ Quality ~ ~ Craftsmanship ~ ~ Finished NEW VALLEYVIEW TWO-STOREY! w/elegance ~ • 2064 sq. ft. • By park/playgrounds


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


Ronda Shott


4 BARE LAND LOTS ON 65 STREET. Exc. multi-family opportunity! Asking $1,261,000 A1042943

EXC. OFFICE OR BUS. LOCATION, 1600 SQ FT Asking $1450/mo. CA0149692

Matthew Mayer




Matt Banack



BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME … Premier location backing pond in Valleyview West!! Asking $250,000 A1055074

Give our professional realtors a call for a complimentary market evaluation of your property!

Graham Wideman

ON PARK! BY LAKE! Great starter or investment home! Asking $169,900 A1051399

SENIOR FRIENDLY 1950 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW! Asking $459,900 A1049366 BEAUTIFUL 1124 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW! Asking $379,900 A1031229

CENTURY MEADOWS 5-BDRM. Asking $525,000 CA0164181

AWESOME DUPLEX IN VALLEYVIEW! Great floor plan! By parks, walking trails! Asking $242,900 A1055647

New build • Awesome master Bonus room • Triple garage

2-Storey walk out! Unobstructed valley views!

Asking $459,900 CA0189414

Asking $559,900 A1044949

ONLY ONE NON-BASEMENT LOT LEFT! 4001-50 Street, Camrose Phone 780.672.5851 www.ipdi.biz

NEW ZERO-STEP DESIGN 1124 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW! Asking $379,900 A1031229


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