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Vol. LXIX, No. 12    32 pages    February 16, 2021

Until last week, aspiring young dancers and their talented instructors had not been able to meet for in-person training since way back on November 27! While technology did allow for training to continue with the students and dance instructors interacting from the comfort of their residences, the learning environment was not ideal. You could feel the excitement in the air when the reopening of the dance studios at Camrose Academy of Dance was allowed on February 8, albeit it under very tight social distancing rules. Everyone at this non-profit society is thrilled to be back and, like all responsible citizens of the community, have pledged the utmost caution in hopes of the current “normal”, being replaced with life as we all enjoyed prior to mid-March, one year ago.

Inside Who Can I Count On? . . . . . . . . 6 Out and About . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Take Charge of your Finances . . . . . . 16 and 17 On the Road . . . . . . . . 22 and 23 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 to 26 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . 27 to 30 Central Agencies Realty Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 31 and 32

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Dr. Hinshaw honoured with Augustana Distinguished Alumni Award. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Just Sayin’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Reflections by Bonnie Hutchinson . 4 Environmental Master Plan proposed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Organize your finances in six steps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ask the Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Hinshaw honoured with Augustana Distinguished Alumni By Lori Larsen

University of Alberta Augustana Campus recognized Dr. Deena Hinshaw as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award during the Feb. 9 webinar presentation of the annual Augustana Community Awards Banquet. The Augustana Distinguished Alumni Award is given each year to an alumna or alumnus in recognition of outstanding achievement. Dr. Hinshaw is Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province of Alberta.

Government of Alberta Photo Dr. Deena Hinshaw was recognized for outstanding achievement by Augustana.

She completed her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree at Augustana University College in 1997. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Medicine degree, a Masters in Public Health and residencies in family medicine and community medicine at the University of Alberta in the following decade. In an introduction of Dr. Hinshaw that included her many accomplishments, Augustana Assistant Registrar and emcee for the Community Awards ceremony Jonathan Hawkins made the following comments on behalf of Augustana. “As the recipient of the 2020 Augustana Distinguished Alumni Award, we recognize Dr. Hinshaw’s numerous contributions and accomplishments since graduating from Augustana University College. “Perhaps, most importantly, this includes her commitment to the health and well-being of each and every Albertan. Her leadership as a physician, as well as a mother, has provided inspiration to current and former students–especially young women in the fields of medicine and science– and has made an immeasurable difference in the

lives of people across our province.” Dr. Hinshaw’s dedication to illness prevention, her desire to make a difference, and her quiet, confident and graceful leadership style–often noted by colleagues and former professors, among many others–has now reached the lives of many more through her efforts to protect the people of this province during this challenging pandemic.” Dr. Hinshaw joined the live webinar presentation to offer her gratitude for the honour of being presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award. “I am touched by this award, because Augustana has meant so much to me in my development.” Hinshaw remarked about the unique offerings of Augustana, such as smaller class sizes, taking multiple classes in the liberal arts program to broaden perspective and understanding, and having professors get to know and sincerely care about students. “One of the other things that has shaped my development are the experiences that I had at Augustana that were different from what I expected.”

Hinshaw said celebrations such as the Community Awards event are about honouring successes, noting that along the way to those successes, failures equally shape a person’s life. “When I was thinking about what I wanted to

say tonight, I reflected on my time at Augustana, and how it was different than what I expected it to be.” She recalled that when she first began at Augustana, she had thoughts of how she would join the basketball team and participate in choir. Continued on page 9

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Last week, it was -41 Celsius at the home of one of my descendants. The extreme deep freeze triggered my self pity. Why do we live here? There are places in the world where temperatures are moderate year-round. What were our ancestors thinking when they came here? As I pondered these dark thoughts, what should pop up on my screen, but a story about one of my ancestors. The story is in a recipe book called, “They Came”, put together by Billie Milholland, who for a time lived in Camrose County. The recipe book has stories of women who came to Alberta in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and for each woman, one of her recipes. Here’s the book’s story about one of my great-grandmothers. *** Anna Sophia (Carlson) Andersen was born at Four Corners, Iowa, on Oct. 21, 1859. She came to western Canada in March 1905, and settled on a farm north of Bittern Lake, with her husband and their 11 children. They had lived on a very poor quarter of land in Nebraska, and suffered many years of drought, cyclones and tornadoes. They decided to move their family to Alberta, where good land was easier to obtain, and where, they felt, there would be greater opportunity for the children, then aged 14 months to 20 years. The first years were extremely difficult. Exactly one year after arriving in this new land, Anna became a widow. Her husband, John, had a heart attack and he died instantly. The two eldest daughters, 19 and 17, went out to work. It fell upon the two eldest boys, 20 and 13, to shoulder the major responsibility of helping to support their mother and the seven other children, aged two to 15 years. They lived in a four-room farm house with two rooms upstairs and two down. There was a dugout cellar below, where garden vegetables were stored in winter. Water was pumped and carried from a well in the yard. In those hard years, their one cow, that provided a dwindling supply of winter milk, fell through the ice on a slough in the pasture and broke her leg. She had to be destroyed. The chickens didn’t lay eggs in the cold chicken coop, so obtaining food was a major challenge. They went into one winter with a total of five dollars. With it, they bought flour, salt and gun powder. With the gun powder, they made “shells” so they could shoot rabbits and prairie chickens. They saved casings from real bullets and stuffed them with a little gun powder and pellets carved out of wood. If they could get close enough, these shells were powerful enough to at least stun a rabbit so it could be captured. From the rabbits, Anna made rabbit stew. Anna’s granddaughter, Berdie, remembered her fondly as a calm, kind, loving, gentle lady. Berdie’s father and 10 aunts and uncles marveled at Anna for her patient and caring ways as she presided over her growing brood in the face of the harsh conditions in a new, strange country. Anna’s Rabbit Stew

Cut the rabbit into neat joints and rinse them well in warm, salty water. If the rabbit is older, soak in salted water overnight. Cover rabbit pieces with water and bring to a boil. Add salt, peppercorns, if you have them, onion pieces, carrot pieces and simmer gently for a half an hour. Then add potatoes and simmer gently for one hour more. Drain the juice and thicken it with a butter/flour paste for a nice gravy. You may want to put more salt in at this time. ***

Okay, maybe I can tolerate -41 degrees Celsius in my warm safe comfortable home with hot and cold running water and a refrigerator full of food I didn’t have to kill. ***

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I would like to commend the Camrose Police Service for installing the “Your Speed” sign eastbound on 54 Avenue, near St. Patrick School. For those who aren’t familiar, these signs are more commonly used in construction zones, displaying the speed of approaching vehicles and warning the drivers if they are speeding and thereby endangering others. My understanding is that in other jurisdictions, these signs have been effective in reducing speeding in areas they are used. As a long-time resident of this area, I can attest that this is definitely a problem area for speeding vehicles. While I just have my visual estimate of speed to go on, I would say it wouldn’t be uncommon for vehicles to be travelling in excess of 60 or 70 km/hour along this stretch before they get to the school. While the recent paving of this road was certainly appreciated, it has also made it a more comfortable road to speed on. Add in ‘performance’ mufflers (which this old coot no longer appreciates), belching exhaust from rapidly accelerating vehicles and more than one motorcycle popping a wheelie as it zooms by, the effort by the City to bring down the excessive speeds is greatly appreciated. Thank you! Don Hutchinson, Camrose Time change

A wake-up call on daylight saving time. We spend most of the year on daylight savings time now. When the Government of Alberta was NDP, they tried to change to standard time all year long, and met with a large opposition to that idea. A survey was done, and 72 per cent of Albertans wanted daylight savings to stay. It gives you more light in the evening hours, rather in early morning hours when people are sleeping. People wanted the extra hour of light in spring, summer and fall. They wanted it for after-work enjoyment, yardwork such as cutting grass, gardening and also travel, golf, baseball, soccer, football, tennis, fishing, camping and picnics. California, Oregon and Washington State are mov-

ing to stay on daylight savings time all year long, as well as British Columbia doing away with standard time. That means if Alberta stays on standard time, there would be two hours’ time change from Alberta and British Columbia, so 2 p.m. Alberta would be noon on BC time, which is good going there, but would be very hard to come back to Alberta. Write a letter or email your MLA to ask to stay on daylight savings time all year long and enjoy the evening light all year long. Glenn A. Dunn, Camrose Future change

Just for fun, anyone reading this: look around you and figure out what and how everything we have is made of. Now where are we going? How and with what do they make wind turbines, electric cars, solar panels, batteries of all sorts, from start to finish? How will you get all the electricity to run all of these cars and gadgets? When people are stranded or in long lines to power their latest car, will you ask yourself why? Now let’s look at BC as a perfect green province. Just a few examples: they are building a new dam in northern BC, while they dump its sewage from Victoria into the ocean. What is that doing to the whales? Before we moved here in 2000, we lived in a little place called 100 Mile House. The lower mainland was hauling there garbage to a little place called Cache Creek, while they go green. I think the worst thing for the world has been globalization for the last 30 years. If we made our own stuff on our own continents, we would save the oceans, air and economies. We have sent billions overseas to countries for the last 40 years, and nothing seems to change–why? There are a lot of old sayings that we always hear. Be careful what you wish for; this equals that; for every action there is a reaction. Oh, by the way, who moves to Alberta when there are a lot of jobs? A lot of Canadians from other provinces. Now where are those provinces and people when Alberta is in trouble? Sheila Faulkner, Donalda

Own agenda

I witnessed an event at the intersection in front of MLA Lovely’s office on Friday, Jan. 29, and I wanted to report my observations. I am not one of the protesters. I happened to be nearby in my parked car, talking on the phone. At one point, I glanced up and noticed MLA Lovely, and I assume her assistant Wendy Pasiuk, coming out to greet the sign holders. I also observed a local photojournalist taking pictures of the MLA talking to the demonstrators, and handing them some papers. I was curious as to what was going on. I decided to ask a couple of protesters what MLA Lovely said to them. Initially, the concerned citizens were pleased that MLA Lovely came out to “engage” with them. But it was not the kind of engagement that they had hoped for. Their initial delight quickly turned into bitter disappointment. It seems MLA Lovely came out to give the demonstrators UCP propaganda about the government’s plan to open leases in the Rockies for open pit coal mining. She was not there to listen to their concerns. The photos that were taken will appear in the paper to display MLA Lovely communicating to concerned constituents, but the reality is she had her own agenda. If MLA Lovely wanted a sincere exchange, then why come bearing those leaflets? She didn’t ask these people how she could help them have a voice in the legislature. These Camrosians have legitimate concerns, but would not choose to parade with signs in the cold if they felt they were being heard and being represented. This instance on the corner was nothing more than a public relations photo op. MLA Lovely’s role is not solely to represent the UCP in Camrose and area. Her role as our MLA is primarily, and most importantly, to act as a representative of all citizens of the Camrose riding, no matter who they voted for in the Alberta Legislature. Donna Hackborn, Camrose


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Environmental Master Plan proposed Continued from page 7

“We need an EMP because it will help Camrose to present itself as a forward-looking city. In conclusion, Hill advised council on steps that could be taken in the effort to develop an EMP for Camrose, beginning with reaching out to experts. “We feel that Camrose should contact Intelligent Futures and/or All One Sky to begin to organize how an EMP can unfold here.” Speaking on behalf of the municipality of Beaumont was City of Beaumont long range planner, Emily Sangster. “Beaumont’s current EMP was approved in 2013, and it is currently undergoing a review and update.” Sangster said that the EMP is one of Beaumont’s directional plans identified

in their current Municipal Strategic Master Plan, so it is on par with their Transportation and Parks and recreation Master Plan. “It was included in the council budgeting process for 2020, and it is not supported by any external grants or funding.” Sangster said that currently they are working with Intelligent Futures, a Calgary-based firm, and they have prepared similar plans for other municipalities and are responsible for taking on the public engagement and drafting the plan with direction and involvement from Beaumont City staff. She also indicated that the first round of community engagement occurred last fall, and the second round of community engagement is anticipated for the spring. “Inherent in the process of developing

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose Green Action Committee proposes a plan to benefit environment and economy.

this type of plan is a lot of community dialogue.” More information on the Beaumont EMP is available on the Beaumont website at Beaumont. ab.ca/EMP. Finally, Hill said that the City should begin community engagement by sharing information through the City of Camrose website and social media accounts. Council inquires

Councillor Kevin Hycha expressed interest in the examples of hydroponics/greenhouses used for food production. “To me, that is very appealing, to be able to sustain our own community. If COVID has taught us anything, I think we need to be a little more independent–not as dependant on the rest of world, and I think that is a great opportunity to look at for sure.” Councillor Max Lindstrand said he is supportive of a recommendation that council take the next steps, and would like to see the matter referred to City administration for a review of the merits of developing a plan and exploring possible funding sources. Lindstrand also inquired about the thought that Camrose is a small fish in a big pond in the sense of making a differ-

ence, and concerns about how the City electrical infrastructure can and will be able to handle the change to electric vehicles. Hill responded to the comment about small fish in big pond and then referred the inquiry about the strain on City electrical infrastructure to City of Camrose City manager Malcolm Boyd. Hill said that while Canada as a whole, produces a relatively small amount of greenhouse emissions, individually Canada is at the top of the list for producing greenhouse emissions. “We (Canada) are producing about 22 tons of greenhouse gas per person. In contrast China produces about 8 tons per person and India less than 2 tons per person. Yes, they produce a lot per country because the population is so large but we as individuals produce a tremendous amount of greenhouse gas. “The positive thing is it is very easy for us to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas we produce. Right now the fastest moving country, in terms of getting off fossil fuels, is China and not because they care about polar bears but it makes good economic sense. We need to get off fossil fuels because it is an economic stimulus and we will benefit from that.”

In response to the second part of Lindstrand’s inquiry, Boyd said Camrose will not be unlike other communities facing issues regarding strains on the city electrical infrastructure. “Houses used to be built with 60-amp panels, now the current standard is a 100-amp panel, and if people want to have a car charger in their garage they are looking at something higher than that. What we are left with is a bunch of communities where the infrastructure isn’t sized adequately for everyone to have car chargers.” He continued, “Distribution companies are aware of this and are revising their standards for new construction, but it is going to be an infrastructure renewal issue if more and more existing customers decide they want to go that route.” Councillor PJ Stasko inquired with Sangster as to what Beaumont had budgeted for the plan. Sangster indicated that she was not sure of the exact budget at that point, but the example provided by Hill of approximately $70,000 to $140,000 would be in the window of what Beaumont budgeted. To view a complete copy of the proposed EMP plan, visit the City of Camrose website at camrose.ca.


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“Unfortunately, I did not make the basketball team and I was not chosen for the choir. Instead, I went on to do things that I had not anticipated. I joined Residence Life, and ended up on the cross country ski team. Those were things I didn’t think about, didn’t plan for. Yet when the doors closed for things I was anticipating, I had other opportunities for things I never could have imagined, that ended up being beneficial and helped shape who I am. “It is really important that we consider, in these times of pandemic, how closed doors lead to new opportunities that we didn’t otherwise think of, and in the last year, we have had many closed doors, so many things change.” She went on to say that of those things that have changed, they have shaped people in ways that are beyond whatever could have been imagined, and many of those experiences have been incredibly difficult. “What is important, as we look forward over the next couple of months as we work our way out of this pandemic, is thinking about what those things are that we didn’t expect. There are some things that I have heard from some people that they have discovered through the newly opened doors that they would not have thought possible before.” She suggested people consider what some of the those things are that can be taken with moving forward in the next few months that will continue to be difficult, and beyond when the pandemic ends.

“I think of the opportunities Augustana gave me to re-imagine the possibilities for my life, how to cope with those closed doors, how to see new futures and new possibilities in other doors I hadn’t seen before. Those are some of the defining moments and some of the things that have helped me in my career, and helped me as I have navigated the training I undertook, the early years of my career with Alberta Health Services and looking at my time at the ministry. “Things I would have never imagined, and yet I have had these doors opened for me to be able to serve Albertans in a way that I hope embodies the values and the important lessons I learned at Augustana–about community, honouring the people who have worked very hard every day to get us through to the other side. And to make sure that diversity of perspectives, thinking about living in the province of Alberta in this difficult time, how we help each other to get through.” Hinshaw concluded by thanking the members of the community of Camrose for making Camrose such a special place. “To the students and staff at Augustana, thank you for the work you do together every day to shape education, and to the students as you are honoured tonight for your achievements. I want to celebrate your achievements and encourage you to think about how those closed doors and open doors will shape you as you go forward.”

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Economic development committee By Murray Green

Camrose County is open for business and they have launched an Economic Development Committee to help get the local economy going in the rural area. Planning and development manager Anjah Howard set up the first meeting and came to council on Feb. 9 (virtually) to have the members approved by council. “I move that council appoint the following members at large to the Economic

Development Committee: Nicola Irving, Lorne Louden and Jake Vermeer, until the next organizational meeting,” said councillor Doug Lyseng. “Since the Economic Development Committee is new, we were not able to use our standard advertising for members and appointments at the organizational meeting. In the future, these appointments will be done as part of our other community board appointment,” added Howard.


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Road to recovery, ease restrictions By Jackie Lovely MLA Camrose Constituency

Last week, Alberta took a bold step forward with our plan to ease restrictions by beginning Step 1 of our four-step framework. This means that restaurants, cafés and pubs can permit indoor dining to a maximum of six people per table (from same household or the two close contacts for people living alone), one-on-one training is permitted for indoor fitness activities and lessons, and conditioning activities for indoor team-based minor sports, activities and school athletics can begin again. The Camrose constituency is full of entrepreneurs who have put their heart and soul into the success of their dining establishments, and promising young athletes who deserve every opportunity to reach their potential. Thanks to the hard work of Albertans, we have bent the curve and are continuing to make progress. And Alberta’s health care providers have done their part to keep the health system operating on a sustainable basis. Despite all the challenges we faced in 2020, Alberta’s forestry and agriculture sectors showed signs of strength that point towards a positive economic future. In October, Alberta witnessed record-breaking solid wood

Augustana Community Awards By Lori Larsen

This year’s University of Alberta Augustana Campus 2020 Community Alumni Awards banquet had to forego the tradition of students, staff, guests and donors gathering for a celebratory evening of gratitude. Instead, the event was presented via a virtual webinar on Feb. 9, with guests joining from Camrose and area, Alberta, Canada and the world. Master of Ceremonies for the event, Augustana assistant registrar Jonathan Hawkins welcomed guests and thanked them for continuing the tradition of recognizing Augustana’s amazing students, and the acknowledgement of all the outstanding donors and other individuals who so deeply support and enrich the Augustana community. To begin the official ceremony, members of the Augustana choirs, under the direction of Dr. John Wiebe, shared the song How Can I Keep from Singing, through a special virtual concert. Offering a heartfelt thank you to the donors on behalf of the Augustana student association was president Arnold Gihozo.

prices at $1,288 per thousand-board-feet for western spruce-pine-fir. Prices for lumber, oriented strand board and plywood have also seen a profound recovery, with benchmark prices increasing between 125 per cent and 215 per cent. When COVID-19 was declared a public health emergency, Alberta quickly understood the role of forestry as an essential service, and the global need for forestry products that are vital to the lives of Albertans. Alberta has a proud history of resilient, innovative farmers, food processors and ranchers, who have overcome some of the toughest conditions. Harvest progress in 2020 hit a new record high in Alberta, with farmers harvesting more than seven per cent above what is normal. From our world-famous Alberta beef to high-quality hard red spring wheat, Alberta’s agriculture sector is an economic highlight during these tough times. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has recognized Alberta as the most improved province on their annual Red Tape Report Card, giving us a firstever grade of A. Since the Associate Ministry of Red Tape Reduction was formed in June 2019, thousands of regulatory requirements have been eliminated across government. To date, Alberta has made progress cutting red tape by more than nine per cent, and has saved Albertans more than $476 million. Ongoing red tape reduction efforts are being driven by advice from key leaders in Alberta through panels with representatives from small business, oil and gas, tourism and hospitality and other sectors. Alberta is carefully reopening the economy and is showing encouraging signs of resurgence. This is welcoming news for everyone in our province as we work together to ensure this year is better than 2020. You can contact Jackie Lovely, Camrose MLA, at Constituency Office, 104, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. Tel: 780-672-0000, camrose@assembly.ab.ca or at Legislature Office, 6th Floor, 9820-107 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 1E7.

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“Being at Augustana has been an exceptional experience due to support from our faculty and staff and, most importantly, due to our diverse donors within the community. I am extremely grateful for our community of donors that help me and the rest of the Augustana students year after year.” Offering greetings and congratulations to the students on behalf of the City of Camrose, Mayor Norm Mayer said, “I am pleased to have the opportunity to congratulate you on your achievements at Augustana and, certainly under the trying times that we have, you are even more resilient and should be complimented on that as well.” Representing Camrose County, Reeve Cindy Trautman brought greetings and congratulations specifically to the recipients of the County awards. “We also congratulate fellow award winners, and a big thank you to all those who continue to support the Augustana awards.” Representing the government of Alberta, Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely offered her congratula-

tions to the students who received awards and everyone nominated, and thanked all the donors who support the awards. Augustana Dean Dr. Demetres Tryphonopoulos spoke on the challenges faced by Augustana over the past year, and expressed his gratitude and appreciation to donors and his congratulations to students.

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“I am grateful that despite our current predicament, we are still able to gather in this technologyassisted fashion in order to do what we have been doing for nearly half a century, to celebrate the generosity and achievement that makes the community awards program such a point of pride on our campus, and to congratulate all of our student award recipients for their accomplishments during a year of getting used to and adapting to our new reality of remote learning. “I would like to express my deeply felt gratitude for those among you who contribute generously to the success of the significant annual event in the life of the remarkable institution. Through your contributions, you make a significant difference to our students’ progress and success and for this, on behalf of everyone who works and studies at Augustana, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Tryphonopoulos spoke briefly of the challenges faced by Augustana as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that challenges such as moving courses online, making lectures accessible from anywhere in the world, staff and faculty working remotely from their homes, and students missing out on spending time with their peers in classroom learning, participating on Viking teams or simply studying in the quiet spaces of the magnificent library, were all met head on by staff, faculty and students. Tryphonopoulos added, “While there have been challenges, recognition needs to be given to the success in the transition to the new digital online world,” relating the example of the of the grand opening of the donor-funded Hesje Observatory with over 450

guests joining online from all over the world. In thanking the many donors to Augustana and the students, Tryphonopoulos remarked that donor generosity has been especially important during this challenging year. “I know more challenges lay ahead. I am encouraged by the knowledge that Augustana is blessed to be a part of a community composed of generous and caring individuals like you. “Donors like you and students like the ones who have received community awards tonight confirm, in my mind, that Augustana’s present and future are bright.” Augustana Office of Advancement assistant director of development Bree Urkow also offered words of gratitude and congratulations. “The most important thing about tonight remains, this is a celebration. We are celebrating you, the donors, who generously support our campus. And celebrating you, our students who work diligently and have earned these donor-funded awards. We are also celebrating the good fortune of simply being able to continue to gather tonight, albeit in a different way.” Urkow also acknowledged the milestone donors, supported by a slideshow of recipients and donors from over the years, and thanked those who have recently created awards in these challenging times. The Augustana Distinguished Alumni Award was given to Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer for health for the Province of Alberta, in recognition for outstanding achievement. See page 2 of this edition for features of Dr. Hinshaw’s live presentation given at the Feb. 9 event. Augustana first-year Bachelor of Science student of psychology and recipient of the Don Mazankowski Entrance Citation award, Sarah Nagel, offered thanks on behalf of all recipients of donor-funded awards. “Thanks to donor funding that I received, a large amount of my first year was paid for through these awards, and my parents and I no longer have to worry about taking on large amount of debt to pay for my extended education.” Nagel said that the other student recipients of the donor funding are also grateful for the financial assistance. “Donor funding will always have an incredible impact on the lives of the recipients.” The webinar concluded with Hawkins offering a nod to the tradition of donors and recipients standing to give and receive the respective awards.


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Be safe when using cannabis By Murray Green

If you are thinking of using cannabis, Alberta Health Services wants to ensure you are using it in a safe manner. Cannabis is a psychoactive substance that has many short-term and longterm health risks including: impairment, memory issues, mental health problems, lung damage and risk of dependency and cannabis use disorder. If you are using, ensure that you read the product labels. Know what and how much you’re using. Choose products that have lower levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or a higher ratio of cannabidiol (CBD) to THC. If trying a new form of cannabis, remember that some people who consume edibles (such as brownies, cookies or drinks) may consume too much and experience bad reactions. It is important to start with a low dose and go slow. Cannabis use can cause severe nausea and vomiting for some people. This is called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS). The risk of experiencing CHS increases when

cannabis use is frequent (weekly or more), long-lasting (over a year or more), and may be associated with using cannabis products that contain higher levels of THC. To avoid experiencing CHS, limit your cannabis use as much as possible, such as one day a week or less, on the weekend or days off. Frequent use is associated with a higher risk of health problems. Keep all your cannabis, regardless of type, locked up in their original containers/packages and out of sight and out of reach of children. Remember that edibles such as brownies, beverages or soft chews can look appealing to children. It’s important not to leave these products in areas that are easy to access– countertops, cupboards, pockets or backpacks for instance. If you choose to use cannabis, remember that sharing your inhaled device (joint, vape, pipe, bong, etc.) increases your risk of COVID-19. Now is a good time to use the “one device, one person” rule. Smoking cannabis can

suppress your immune system and make you more prone to infection. Because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, the healthier your lungs are, the better. Now is a good time to take a break from smoking or vaping. While edible products provide a lower-risk alternative to smoking/vaping, they can affect you much differently. Remember that it can take up to four hours to feel the full effects of edible cannabis. Taking more within that time can increase the risk of adverse effects. Be patient, start low and go slow. Edibles may affect you for up to 12 and even 24 hours. Be aware that you may be impaired for a significant time. For more information about health effects or lower-risk use of cannabis, visit DrugSafe.ca/cannabis. If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s use of alcohol, cannabis or other drugs, contact the Addiction Helpline at 1-866-332-2322 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

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Looking Back

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25 Years Ago This Week – from Feb. 13, 1996 edition • Preparations were well on the way for the 15th Annual Camrose and District Music Festival, April 22 to 26, in Camrose. • Boston Pizza advertised special heart-shaped pizzas – perfect for Valentine’s Day dining. One dollar from every pizza purchased was generously donated to the local Heart and Stroke Foundation. • The Camrose RCMP detachment hosted a funspiel at the Rose City Curling Club, attracting 32 rinks/132 police officers and local citizens. All proceeds were donated to STARS, according to Constable Russ Olansky. • National Trust, located in Duggan Mall, offered a 1/2% interest bonus on RRSP contributions upon presentation of a coupon clipped from their Booster ad. • You could buy a 35 lb. beef and chicken freezer pack at IGA for just $99.00. • Battle River Credit Union Ltd. board chair Alan Fielding announced the most successful year in the financial institution’s history. Net income broke $1,000,000 mark for the first time ever. Assets stood at $81,340,916. During the year BRCU awarded school scholarships to 15 local students. • Janice Zimmerman, owner/manager of H&R Block, Camrose office, was declared a winner of the H&R Block 1995 Regional Quality Service Award. • Al Rostad was elected president of Camrose Regional Exhibition for a 1-year term.

50 Years Ago This Week – from Feb. 16, 1971 edition • Reitens Radio & TV Centre proprietor, Art Reiten, began selling and servicing the world-famous line of Panasonic radios, colour TVs and other electronics. • Goodyear Go Centres advertised a $5.88 wheel alignment special. • In a report to the public, City Superintendent of Public Works, Boyd Lindberg, announced that 13 dogs were picked up around the city during the month of January. Five dogs were released to their owners. Eight were transferred to the university (ouch!) • Elmer Miller, 1970-71 president of The Kinsmen Club of Camrose, unveiled plans for the most ambitious club project in the club’s 34-year history: the Kinsmen Athletic Park. • Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn starred in the main attraction, ‘There’s a Girl in my Soup’, showing nightly at Bailey Theatre. • 200 to 250 lots of rare coins were set to be sold by auction, Friday, February 26 at Camrose Auction Co. Ltd. • Radio 790 CFCW was giving away CCM Mustang Marauder High-Rise Bikes to lucky callers. • And, be jealous Booster readers, Imperial Lumber advertised 2x4 8’ #1 spruce studs for (get this) 56¢ each!

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The province is seeking ideas about outdoor recreation and trails. Input will help shape future policy and legislation for Crown land, including parks and public lands that support recreation for future generations. The engagement includes an online public survey, targeted discussions with key stakeholders, and consultation with Indigenous Peoples. “Alberta’s government committed to modernize the system to better manage multi-use public land in the province. We are seeking the public’s input on how policies can better protect our Crown lands while balancing economic activities, recreation and other uses. This important feedback will ensure our approach considers the need to manage these lands responsibly with the many ways Albertans use and enjoy them,” said Jason Nixon, minister of environment and parks. The consultation is the first initiative under the government’s approach to modernizing Crown land management and is guided by the Alberta Crown Land Vision. The government is seeking input into how to support the responsible use of Crown lands, including trails: how we can enhance trail experiences for a variety of users; supporting partnerships and funding opportunities; and how dollars can be reinvested into

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recreation on Crown land. Albertans are encouraged to share their thoughts on how to strengthen existing successful partnerships and build more. The new vision will guide improvements over the coming years to Alberta’s Crown land management system, to make it clearer and easier to understand. It will support solutions that make outdoor recreation sustainable and enable more partnerships, and will sharpen government’s focus on achieving outcomes and reducing red tape. “The Alberta Hiking Association agrees that there is a need to have a vision for Crown land to protect this valuable asset for all Albertans. On behalf of the 1.3 million Albertans who enjoy hiking, the Alberta Hiking Association looks forward to collaborating with the Alberta government in the development of this vision,” said Murray Fierheller, chair, Alberta Hiking Association.

Keep The Lights On curling raffle By Murray Green

The Rose City Curling Club is holding a Keep the Lights On Raffle to help offset costs of not holding programs this year. Curling manager Sarah Brown and volunteers will be selling tickets around the City until March 20, when the draws will be made. “The Curling Club is so grateful for the wonderful support and sponsors that we have to make this raffle a possibility,” said Sarah.

First prize is a 2020 Arctic Cat quad; second prize is a Louisiana Grill Smoker from Hauser Home Hardware Building Centre and Co-op gift card; and the third prize is a fridge and two gift cards from Harley’s Liquor Store and Dales Liquor Store. Sarah will be selling tickets on Thursday, Feb. 18 at Duggan Mall Farmers’ Market from noon to 4 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 19 at Harley’s Liquor Store from 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 20 at Duggan Mall

Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Bailey Theatre Farmers’ Market from 2 to 6 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 26 at Wild Rose Co-op from 1 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 27 at Harley’s Liquor Store from 3 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, March 4 at Duggan Mall Farmers’ Market from noon to 4 p.m.; Friday, March 5 at Wild Rose Co-op from 1 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, March 6 at Duggan Mall Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Bailey Theatre applies for grant By Murray Green

The Bailey Theatre is applying for the Alberta Stabilize Grant while waiting to open again. “I move that Camrose County provide a letter, under the reeve’s signature, in support of the Bailey Theatre’s application to the Alberta Stabilize Grant to support presenting and performing arts organizations,” said County councillor Brian Willoughby at the Feb. 9 regular meeting. “It looks like we have a few more months to keep things going at the Bailey before we can have folks back in the theatre. Realistically, we know it is not going to be business as usual for some time. So we need to continue to search out all grants and revenue sources and keep our fundraising strong,” said Barbara Stroh, president of the Bailey Theatre Society in her letter. “We have our fingers crossed we can proceed with Before the Plate in mid-April. There is a new grant and new hope for us. If the Bailey is successful in receiving the grant, this would certainly help ensure the Bailey Theatre will be a thriving heritage and cultural gem for many years to come. We have been a major contributor to the social and economic vitality of our region, and the number one reason people visit this area. As part of the application, we require letters of support.”

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Lindstrand announces intention to run for mayor By Lori Larsen

Oct. 18 is not that far away, and citizens of Camrose will once again be called to the polls for the municipal election. With 14 years of serving the City of Camrose on council, councillor Max Lindstrand has announced his intention to run for the position of mayor. “Since Mayor (Norm) Mayer has announced his intention to retire from office after many years of service, it is time to consider who might fill that role,” said Lindstrand Anticipating that there may be changes to the current representation on council, Lindstrand said bringing the experience of current council forward to the next term would be beneficial. “It has been an incredibly diverse council,” he said, noting that diversity among council members is vital in order to deliver well-rounded decisions. Along with Committee of Whole and regular council meetings, councillors are also committed to reviewing reports, recommendations and bylaws, and serving on other City boards and committees. “In my four terms on council, I have had the opportunity to serve on almost all of council’s many committees and boards,” said Lindstrand. “This experience should prove valuable as we move into a new term in October 2021.”

$14 million. “Plus, we have substantially more funds in reserves than the amount of the debt.” He said that council is trying hard to hold the line on taxes, noting that this year, it voted to not increase property taxes. “Spending has been budgeted to remain the same for 2020, 2021 and 2022. This should provide welcome relief from increasing tax bills. “The transition from councillor to mayor will be interesting,” he said, adding that his background as a teacher, vice principal

construction of a new pub- ed a major challenge to the entire world,” said Lindlic works building. “Council needs to con- strand. “One of our great tinue to focus on major challenges locally will be infrastructure including to move forward progresroads, drinking water, and sively as the pandemic subsanitary sewers. Addition- sides. “Council also needs to ally, we must continue to provide outstanding focus on job creation. recreation and arts opportunities.” Other areas that nother urgent he feels need the concern is the attention of council lack of emergency vehicle include improving access to the residents the living standard of low income resi- who live north of the tracks dents, responding to during times when and accepting envilong trains block all ronmentally friendly

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tatus quo is not acceptable. We are either moving forward or moving backward. We need to be progressive as we move an amazing city forward to even greater heights.” During his tenure on council, Lindstrand has seen many improvements to the capital infrastructure: the Lougheed Centre, new City Hall, renovated Aquatic Centre and the 48th Avenue Highway bridge renovations and addition of the underpass. “We (council) have also added public transportation in the form of the Taxi Token Program and the Camrose Community Bus; have introduced automated garbage collection, including the composting program; and made a 10-year commitment to improving roads ($3 million per year).” Lindstrand added that the City is on solid ground when it comes to finances, reporting that when he joined council, the long-term debt stood at approximately $30 million, and currently is less than

City of Camrose Councillor Max Lindstrand announces his intention to run for mayor.

and principal for 36 years, will provide him with the skills to make the transition. He was the principal of Camrose Composite High School for 21 years. Lindstrand has also demonstrated leadership qualities in a number of other community groups over the years. In 2005, he was a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal for Leadership presented by Lieutenant Governor the Honourable Norman Kwong. “The notion of chairing meetings is second nature to me. Mayor Mayer has done a great job, and that would be the model that I would want to follow–efficiency.”

initiatives, and ensuring the safety of citizens by continuing to provide exemplary police and fire protection. “Another urgent concern is the lack of emergency vehicle access to the residents who live north of the tracks during times when long trains block all of the crossings. “COVID-19 has provid-

“It is always heartwarming to meet former students who have returned to Camrose for their life work. These include business people, trades personnel, lawyers, nurses, teachers, engineers, and accountants, to name a few. In fact, our current council has four members (lawyer, business owner, accountant and engineer) who were born and raised in Camrose.” He explained that the City’s newly revitalized Community Development Department will strive to attract new, diversified jobs that will support an expanded base of opportunities. In discussing what council and administration can and should focus on moving forward, Lindstrand said that one of the challenges for municipal government is to sift through what they can do and what has to be left to other orders of government. Proud to call home

Lindstrand was born in Camrose and raised just north of the City on a farm. “It has been a blessing to have been able to call Camrose home for so many years. It is a city with natural beauty and services which provide excellent support for residents.”

As a long-time resident and through his vocation and time on council, he has become quite familiar with the demographics and internal workings of the City. “The City of Camrose has a much higher percentage of seniors than most communities. We need to pay attention to their needs and recognize their great contributions to our community.” In speaking of the educational facilities available in Camrose, Lindstrand said the City is fortunate to have outstanding schools provided through the public and separate K to 12 system as well as the Augustana faculty of the University of Alberta, a world-renowned university. “As well, our health care sector is providing exemplary care. St. Mary’s Hospital and The Bethany Group are major employers within our city.” Personal philosophy

On a final note, Lindstrand shared his personal philosophy on the important role council plays in ensuring all Camrose residents enjoy a healthy, safe and satisfying living experience. “Council needs to be service oriented. We need to be available to respond to suggestions and concerns from our residents. “Status quo is not acceptable. We are either moving forward or moving backward. We need to be progressive as we move an amazing city forward to even greater heights. He added that council needs to protect the high service level provided by the City, while also protecting ratepayers from significant tax increases. “It is important that council recognizes that there are many urgent social needs within our community. Steady, manageable growth should be our goal. “My goal is to be a visionary, progressive, servant-leader mayor for all of the citizens of Camrose. As always, your support will be most appreciated.”

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Moving forward, Lindstrand indicated that there are two major projects that have been before council on a regular basis that are carrying over to the new term–the waste water treatment plant and the

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Councillor Max Lindstrand, right, at a cheque presentation.


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Rebecca Nicholson By Lori Larsen

In these difficult times, for many, the thoughtfulness of others goes a long way to ease stress and make struggles seem more bearable. Knowing that someone else is out there thinking of ways to make others’ lives more bearable can be the saving grace for another. One of those considerate people is Augustana Students’ Association vice president of communications Rebecca Nicholson. With a little extra time to spare during the lockdown due to the pandemic, Rebecca put to fruition an idea with which she had been toying for over a year. Out of that idea spawned the ASA Food Pantry, a program that offers supplementary food hampers to Augustana students to help alleviate the pressures of food and financial insecurity. “COVID really highlighted financial insecurity issues within our students, because a lot of people were out of work,” said Nicholson. “I had been involved in discussions about the student experience at Augustana, and we often talked about the issue of food insecurity. Quarantine gave me a bit more freedom with my time, so I was able to approach the issue. I didn’t see anyone else taking the initiative, so I thought, ‘I’m going to be that person’.” Nine months later, ASA officially rolled out the Food Pantry–a service available to all Augustana students to supplement their grocery needs once or twice per month. The first few hampers were given out in December 2020 and this January. Delighted that what was once an idea became a much-needed reality, Nicholson is determined to ensure the program remains viable and continues to grow.

As our thousands of users know, each day the ‘Your Cam’ photo on Camrose Now! shows a timely scene from our community. This photo updates daily at 12:01 am. For the month of February, we will be using the ‘Your Cam’ tab in a different way. Each of the 28 days of February we will profile a local small business affected, or hit hard, by COVID-19. We will photograph something that depicts the product or service of that business – that ‘thing’ that makes the business unique. This will be at no cost to that small business.

CAMROSE The Board of Sahakarini, a local non-profit organization supporting Inter-World Education and Development, would like to extend our deepest appreciation and thanks for your financial support to our recent Christmas Funding Appeal for a Primary Health Care Clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. Your generosity exceeded our expectations! This has made a significant contribution to the clinic’s current financial needs. Once again Sahakarini’s loyal supporters, and the public at large, have shown that our citizens’ care and concern extends well beyond our own ‘borders’. Thank you one and all for making this happen!

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Stasko running for mayor in upcoming municipal election By Lori Larsen

staff,” remarked Stasko. “The work agree with, but it is for the better- ciate since I have sat on the Police With the recent announce- they do day in and day out is phe- ment of the citizens. Commission. All of our emergency ment by Mayor Norm Mayer indi- nomenal and their professionalism “Once a decision is made, how- services, health services and other cating he will not be running for is incredible.” ever, it is the decision of council, community organizations do an mayor in the upcoming Oct. 18 He also admits that when he and you need to move forward, outstanding job. municipal election, the question first started with council, he was otherwise it hems in administra“Camrose is safe and has next remains who will be bidding for fortunate to be able to draw from tion and council.” to world-class facilities for the size that crucial City role. the vast experience and knowledge of our community. We are pretty Move to mayor On Feb. 5, City of Camrose of incumbents who had been on privileged.” The decision to run for mayor councillor PJ Stasko declared council for a few years prior. Deep family roots his intention to run for mayor in “I have been lucky to have shared for the next term was not one StasStasko grew up in Camrose the upcoming October municipal council duties with such knowledg- ko took lightly, considering the tough road ahead. “Mayor Mayer from age eight, but has third-genelection. able and helpful councillors. has been the one at the helm of eration family roots in Camrose. Stasko has served on the ship that “My mom and dad were both City council since 2013 until is trying to born and raised here, as were present, now completing navigate this my dad’s parents and my mother’s his second term. “I was really uncer- parents, who lived here for most of the eighth councillor in the tain time, and their lives.” 2013, and had to go through I can’t think of At age 18, Stasko moved to a recount,” recalled Stasko. anybody better Edmonton, where he worked in “There was a difference to be doing it.” promotions for radio and televiof three votes before the S t a s k o sion, then moved back to Camrecount, and five after the describes the rose in 2006, when an opportunity recount.” role of mayor arose to join his uncle in the ownStasko and the ninth beyond that of ership of Dales Liquor Store. candidate in the running setting agendas In 2008, he married Lorri, and sat behind locked doors for and chairing they are now raising their two five hours, while every balcouncil meet- daughters Quinn, age seven, and lot was recounted. “It was a ings; it is the Aubrey, five. really good experience and glue that holds “Camrose has been very good I came out of it better. It the cohesiveto me, and I appreciate it and want made me realize that every ness of council nothing but to give back.” vote counts.” together. In the 2017 municipal Yet to come “Not everyelection, Stasko was the When speaking of moving forone is going to top candidate in votes, an ward, Stasko said there are still agree on everyindication that his four some major projects he wants to thing, but we years’ experience on counsee come to fruition, such as the Submitted have been pretcil taught him a great deal The Stasko family, left to right, Quinn, PJ, Aubrey and wastewater treatment plant projty lucky with about the operation of the Lorri are all happy to call Camrose home. ect and the upgrades to the public this council, City, and the wants and works facility needs of Camrose residents. “The current council, and even because for most topics, there has However, one of his biggest conStasko explained that the first the one prior, are so cohesive and been agreement.” cerns is to ensure the momentum Stasko added that the mayor’s four years was a huge learning helping of each other and that is generated by the current council position also has deep connections curve, but said during his second important.” to continue economic growth and term, he felt much more comfortable Stasko also commented that to the community. “We have been the growth of business in Camrose and found himself inquiring more the diversity among councillors very fortunate with Norm (Mayer) continues. and discussing the topics deeper. is important, because it brings a as mayor and his longevity.” “I would like to serve to try “I barely spoke my first year on variety of experience and points Growing strong and support and promote our local council,” smiled Stasko. “There is of view to the table. “This council During his time on council, businesses, as well as encourage so much information to try to pro- has the expertise in engineering, Stasko has seen a lot of achieve- new businesses and industry to cess with the different policies and accounting, law, education, health ments discussed and ultimately locate here to provide jobs. bylaws. Just understanding the care, small and medium business. decided upon by council. “Basical“In the next little while, it is workings of the Municipal Govern“Everybody listens and there ly, council as a whole has worked going to be more important than ment Act (MGA) took a long time to are lots of times well together to ever before.” get to know all the processes. Plus, that you learn nybody elected needs He also advocates for the conachieve some great you are making decisions on abso- something you to be accessible to all things for the City tinued success of Downtown Camlutely everything.” didn’t know and citizens all the time and, at the the Camrose. rose, and to preserve its unique questions get very least, create a sense of Duties of council “I think the City contributions to the City. asked, which is knowing they are being heard.” On a final note, Stasko reiteris in a really good Stasko quickly realized that helpful to both the duties of councillor go far the councillors beyond the bimonthly committee and the general public.” of whole and regular council meet“It has been two great terms ings and serving the community with this council,” said Stasko, the best way one can. It involves speaking with regards to how not only a commitment of time, but council works together to ensure a sincere effort to hear and reprethe best decisions are made for the sent Camrose citizens. betterment of all residents. ‘The time commitment may Actively listen be distracting to many people who Stasko strongly believes that would like to run and sit on council, but are obligated to 9:00 to one of the most important quali5:00 jobs or other business commit- ties any councillor can offer is the ments,” said Stasko. “It depends, ability to really listen to the infortoo, on how many committees a mation brought forward by admincouncillor is on, as to exactly how istration and the citizens. Councillor PJ Stasko, third from left front row(white shirt), “It is not a matter of right or extensive that workload can be.” attended a ribbon cutting at the Skate Park. He said that when he first wrong. What may appear to be a began on council, Mayor Mayer polarizing issue, you soon come put him on several committees to realize how strongly people feel state compared to other munici- ated the key to a connected compalities with regards to what we munity is that every individual, and boards, the objective of which, about things. “If it comes to council, it is have in reserves, what we have every business be given a voice and Stasko believes, was for him to learn as much as he could about because it is a matter of policy or as far as debt, and what we have be heard. “In my business, I hear a lot the roles of those committees and a tough decision that is not neces- going forward.” He noted that other municipali- of what may be concerning people, sarily black and white. The ski boards. On top of the time spent attend- jump, for example: I thought that ties throughout the province actu- whether happy, upset or anywhere ing meetings for council and the would be one of the easiest deci- ally look to Camrose as a shining in between, and I have come to various committees and boards, sions, but it turned into two years.” example of how well things are run. appreciate how important it is to “Our City administration has be heard. Stasko commented that not Stasko said a great deal of time is “Anybody elected needs to be spent going over reports, bylaws every decision made by council grown and progressed so much. and recommendations brought for- is going to be popular with every We are very fortunate with the accessible to all citizens all the faction of the citizens. “And some- current administration. And our time and, at the very least, create ward by administration. “Our role on council is made times, as councillors, decisions are police force is second to none, a sense of knowing they are being easier by City administration and made that you may not personally which I have come to really appre- heard.”

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The CAMROSE BOOSTER, February 16, 2021 – Page 22

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Dalke built his own Suzuki light truck By Murray Green

Roger Dalke of Ferintosh owns a 1980 Suzuki extra cab pickup that started out as a LJ80V (V stands for van) that he modified. “I shortened the van and made it into a pickup cab. I put it on a longer frame and built a box for it. I had to build fenders, floor pans, quarter panels and build the complete box. Everything was custom built in my shop. They didn’t make a truck back in 1980, so I decided to build one out of two, what they call vans. This is the only one in the world like it,” explained Roger. “I have some pickups, but they are really short. They don’t have any leg room for taller people. I wanted one to stretch out in and they don’t have anywhere to store things inside, so I wanted space to put something behind the seat,” shared Roger. He has been a Suzuki fan since 1980, when he bought his first vehicle. “They are an amazing little off-road vehicle. Unfortunately, Suzuki left Canada in 2013, so it is harder to get parts. I build all of my parts custom in the shop, such as fenders and panels. If the vehicle is too rusty to patch or repair, then I build new panels,” said Roger, who has become a self-made expert on Suzuki vehicles. “There are panels available

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Roger Dalke wanted to build his own version of a Suzuki truck, so he converted a light jeep van model into a truck he can use around the acreage or for fun.

out of Columbia, but they are somewhat difficult to deal with. By the time they get here, and with the high price, I might as well build them myself.” Roger has a friend who helped with the sheet metal for the box. “He bent all of the panels, the floor in the box and the tailgate.

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The history of Suzuki four-wheel-drive cars began in the latter half of the 1960s, when Suzuki bought a Steyr-Puch Haflinger to study with the intent of building a Kei class off-road vehicle. A better opportunity presented itself in 1968, when Suzuki was able to buy bankrupt Japanese automaker Hope Motor Company, which had introduced a small off-road vehicle called the HopeStar ON360. The tiny Hope company had been unable to enter series production, and only about 45 were manufactured. The first Suzuki-branded four-wheel drive, the LJ10 (Light Jeep 10), was introduced in 1970. The LJ10 had a 359-cc, air-cooled, two-stroke, in-line two-cylinder engine. The liquid-cooled LJ20 was introduced in 1972, with the cooling changed due to newly enacted emission regulations, and it gained three horsepower. The Jimny8/LJ80 was an updated version of the LJ50 with an 800-cc, four-stroke, in-line four-cylinder engine. The design of the carry van iteration was very symmetrical with similar looks to the front and rear. The L40’s design was not overly utilitarian, limiting interior space and being a bit too modern for the usually very orthodox Japanese commercial customer base.

The bend goes all the way through, so I had to break and taper the ends. It all looks factory made in the end,” added Roger. The box was built around the exhaust stack instead of the other way around. “The truck was originally built with a Volkswagon turbo diesel engine. It smoked black and stunk, so I was at the point of going to rebuild it. The cost to rebuild it was way out of my budget, so I sold that motor and then put a Suzuki Tracker engine in it. The motor is a four-cylinder 1.6 with 16 valves. It will do 110 kilometres an hour, no problem.” He added a hitch to pull teardrop, utility and dump trailers. Roger converted the spare tire carrier into a tailgate party. It has room for a slide-out camp stove, which he uses on occasion. After having a new Suzuki in 1980, he sold it after a year, because it was too slow for a young guy to drive. “They only went about 90 to 100 kilometres an hour. One day, my middle son came home with a convertible, a really nice

one, and we got back into having Suzuki vehicles. He kept buying more, and we found people who were hoarding these, who lost interest and then wanted to get rid of them,” said Roger. When he cut the cab and put it back together, it fit together perfectly. “Suzuki have some of the crudest 4x4s out there.

However, the tin is so thin that it is difficult to weld. They used 24-gauge steel, but I used 18-gauge for most of it. The fenders are 16-gauge, so much thicker than the original. It hasn’t been driven in the winter, so it should last,” stated Roger, who calls it his daily driver in the summer.

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39th Anniversary Sale Thank

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CHIEF Dean LaGrange Chief of Police Camrose Police Service Question: Can you please provide some relevant advice for personal safety during this cold snap? Answer: While I am not a medical expert, I can offer some helpful tips regarding some of the calls we get during extreme cold snaps. Dress in layers when going outside. If you are warming up your vehicle, please ensure it is locked while running. Do not leave your vehicle running and unlocked, even “just for a minute”, while you run into a convenience store, etc. Many would-be thieves only strike when there is opportunity. Don’t give them the opportunity. Ensure your windows are fully cleared of snow and ice before driving. Many wintertime collisions are caused by reduced visibility. Drive safe and stay warm! Have a question for the Chief? Email them to the Camrose Booster at news@camrosebooster.com

Winter driving requires caution By Murray Green

Canada Safety Council reminds you that winter driving requires extra caution. “Winter driving can be challenging at any time, but more so, when snow and slush interfere with solid contact with the road and the clear visibility we enjoy in the non-winter season,” said Gareth Jones, president and CEO of the Canada Safety Council. “With the season of snow and ice, it’s always good to take a minute to remind ourselves of what it takes to drive in winter conditions.” Winter brings a set of environmental hazards that aren’t present during the summer. Snowbanks may encroach on roadways, providing more restricted access to some lanes. Give yourself room to manoeuvre your vehicle. Remember, patience is an important tool in defensive driving toolsets that can help keep the roads safe for everyone. Obstructions like snowbanks can limit sight lines, making constant awareness of your surroundings more difficult. To counter this, slow down and emphasize

seeing and being seen in your priorities. If you can’t see around a corner, move slowly while covering the brakes. Be prepared to stop suddenly if another road user suddenly enters your field of vision. Give yourself some time before leaving to check the weather conditions, and consider canceling or delaying your trip if conditions appear to be worsening. Should you be able to leave safely, clear your car of snow and ice before doing so. It’s more than a suggestion–it’s the law. Uncleared snow and ice can act as a projectile if it comes flying off your vehicle. “Knowing your current and forecasted weather conditions can make all the difference in preparing you for a safe journey versus an unexpected one,” said Maureen Rogers, managing director, Pelmorex Weather Networks. “Checking the weather for where you are, as well as where you are going, will help you plan your trip accordingly.”

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Joseph Daniel Burkard

Thelma Glennie Thelma Margaret Helena Glennie (Lien), of Grande Prairie, passed away peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Grande Prairie, on January 30, 2021. She was the youngest daughter of Hans and Tora (Yttri) Lien, born at the Lien farm north of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Lougheed, Alberta. Thelma is survived by her daughter Margaret Beattie (Rick) of Grande Prairie; granddaughter Shannon Beattie (Logan Popesco); great-granddaughters Sydney and Leondra, and great-grandsons Broley and Ulric of Dawson Creek, BC; daughter Mary-Ann Tourangeau (Pierre) of Edmonton and Costa Rica; son Allen Glennie of Camrose; sister-in law Margaret Glennie of Victoria, BC; nieces Leona Petrak (Michael) of Ladysmith, BC, Linda Glennie, of Bristol, England, and Susan Sax-Willock (Tom Willock) of Banff; and nephew David Glennie of Chetwynd, BC. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Robert John (Bob) Glennie (1991); son John Robert Glennie (1977); sister Bessie Sax (2018); brother-in-law Norman Sax (2013); nephew Leslie Sax (2018); sister-in-law Alice Reist (2006); and brother-in-law Alex Glennie (2014). Thelma attended the one-room Valley School near the family farm, and worked at the Red Head Restaurant in Camrose until her marriage to Robert (Bob) Glennie in 1954. Bob and Thelma moved to New Norway for work on Elmer Swan’s farm, and then to Sedgewick with their four children, to work on Bob Munroe’s farm. In 1974, they moved to and took over the Glennie family farm just down the road, where they remained until Bob’s death in 1991. Thelma then retired to Camrose, Alberta, where she accumulated many bowling and floor curling trophies, and worked tirelessly at the Camrose Legion. Lastly, she relocated to Grande Prairie in 2016, to be near Marg and Rick Beattie. Bob and Thelma were great dancers and enjoyed attending every community dance they could in Sedgewick, Killam and Lougheed. She also enjoyed weekend family fishing trips and managed a catch of a 16-lb. Northern Pike resulting in a photo in the Sedgewick Community Press. Mom was not a world traveler, though held the fondest memories of the ladies’ trip to Norway (Thelma, Tora and Alice) to meet and visit family and explore her home country, as well as all the family Christmas trips to Vancouver Island to visit Alice, Leona, Mike and their kids. Mom kept huge vegetable gardens on the farm and grew flowers inside and out, all through her retired years. She also loved birds of all kinds, and deeply enjoyed watching her bird feeder outside her window in Grande Prairie. Her kind and gentle soul, as well as her strong Norwegian spirit, will be missed by all who knew her. A private family burial will be held at the Sedgewick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Cancer foundations. Thelma’s family would like to thank long-time friend Gilbert Chalifoux for all the help he gave her over the years while she resided in Camrose. We would also like to thank the wonderful nurses on 5 North at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie for their caring and kindness in Mom’s last days, particularly with all the complications and stresses of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

December 16, 1929 ~ February 9, 2021 Joe was born to Jake and Oleafa (Olivia) Burkard on December 16, 1929, at Ankerton, Alberta. Joe married Rosamond McRae on October 27, 1954. This union was blessed with seven children – Deborah (Wayne) Forbes of Westlock, Dixie (Dennis) Wolbeck of Heisler, Richard (Mila) Burkard of Fort McMurray, Bonnie Burkard (Ron Olineck) of Vegreville, Shannon (Donald) Bendfeld of Strome, Lyle Burkard of Bawlf, and Morris (Wanda) Burkard of Rosalind; twenty-one grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Joe had many fond memories of his early years working with Farm Electric before he became a full-time farmer. While on the farm, he was always proud of his straight lines, whether it was seeding, swathing, stacking bales or building fences. He always preferred perfection. Joe also loved his cattle, especially their Simmental cows, as well as camping, and fishing. He still ran the combine until he was 85 years old. Joe was a proud member of the Rosalind Elks for 60-plus years. Joe and Rosamond spent over 60 years on the farm before moving to Providence Place in Daysland in 2016. Joe is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rosamond, and their family; and his sister-in-law Rosemary Burkard. He was predeceased by his parents Jake and Oleafa; sisters Bertha, Shirley and Connie; brothers Sylvester, Norman, and Jerome; and grandson Tyler Martz. A private family service was held. Interment has taken place in the St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made to Daysland Providence Place or to the Daysland Health Care Centre. The family would like to thank the residents and staff of Provicence Place, the doctors and nurses of the Daysland Health Centre, and to everyone for their kindness and support. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Douglas Nelson Melnyk November 15, 1959 ~ February 3, 2021 It breaks our hearts to announce the passing of Douglas Melnyk of Forestburg on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at the age of 61 years. Doug is survived by his children Amber and Kevin; sisters Rosemarie (Barry) Oberg and Pauline (Barry) Fossen; brothers Ron (Laurie) and Don (Judy); numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Doug was predeceased by his parents Paul and Olga. Due to Health regulations, a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. If family and friends so desire, memorial donations in Doug’s memory are gratefully accepted at the Forestburg Cemetery. Cheques may be made out to the Forestburg Community Enhancement Fund or a charity of choice. Fee and Sons Funeral Service of Killam, Alberta in care of arrangements 1-780-385-3642

Rita Krasnow Witham January 17, 1962 ~ February 7, 2021 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother; Rita Krasnow Witham at the age of 59. She fought bravely and courageously these past 20 months to cancer. Sadly, she could not beat the terrible disease. Rita took her last breaths surrounded by immediate family and passed away at 2:30 p.m. on Feb 7th 2021. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 21 years Russ Witham; her two children Kayla Gullion (Cody Desjarlais) and Will Gullion; her two step children Kim (Matt) Downey and James Witham; and her grandchildren Dom, Daysen, Drae and Keira. Along with numerous relatives, friends and colleagues. Her caring heart and infectious love for life touched the lives of everyone around her and she will be deeply missed. Due to the Alberta Health Regulations and the current Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of life for Rita will be held at a later date. Announcement to follow. 

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Sharilyn Valerie Owen Sharilyn Valerie Owen, of Wetaskwin, Alberta (formally of Camrose, Alberta), was born on December 20, 1953, and passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at the age of 68 years. She will be missed by her daughter Leta-Marie Owen (Greg); and by her three grandchildren Tori-Marie Owen, Rashawn Owen and Davon Owen. Memorial will be held at later date.

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Urbon Kenneth Johanson January 17, 1932 ~ February 2, 2021 Urbon “Kenneth” Johanson of Camrose, Alberta, formerly of Donalda, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at the age of 89 years. Kenneth Johanson was born on a cold winter day on January 17, 1932, in the family farmhouse by Meeting Creek. In April 1932, the family moved to the farm a few miles east, which became his home for the next 71 years. He attended Hazel Grove School and then started farming with his dad, eventually taking over the farm. He married the love of his life, Helen Tschirren, on December 28, 1955, and together they raised their two loving daughters, Carol and Barbara. Ken and Helen lived on the farm until moving to Camrose in 2003, and then into Seasons Retirement Home in 2015. Ken cherished his farm, his music, his Swedish heritage and, most of all, his family. He loved raising cattle, chickens, hogs, and crops, and was so happy when Wade and Carol joined him farming. He played in many different bands throughout the years, and was well known for his musical talents and strong singing voice. He was proudest when he could sing with his family – his daughters at community and family gatherings, his grandson Chad at the Camrose Country Opry and, most of all, sing-a-longs with his great-grandchildren. His guitar and voice brought joy to many events, especially to his family’s special celebrations. He was a loving husband and father, and was thrilled when he became Papa Jo to each grandchild, and then to his greatgrandchildren. He was adored by everyone, all who looked up to a strong, kind man who taught many values and life lessons. His family brought him so much happiness and he cherished every moment spent together – they were his pride and joy. Ken’s love of family also included his extended family, friends and neighbours. He was Papa Jo or Uncle Kenny to so many, and he always made time for anyone who needed it. He had a kind word for everyone, and would tease whenever he could. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 65 years, Helen; daughters Carol (Wade) Montgomery of Donalda and Barb (Ron) Longworth of Devon; grandchildren and greatgrandchildren Jo-Lea (Chad) Laye (Aveya and Kiana), Chad (Angela) Montgomery (Rebecca, Alyssia and Sakura), RaeAnna (BJ) Normand (Klara and Eva), Cale Wiberg, Kendyl (Chad) Carleton (Maxwell and Brooklyn) and Jonas RielLongworth; sisters-in-law Zelma Johansson, Annette Lidberg and Dolores Tschirren; brother-in-law Ken Rispler; and numerous family members and very special friends. He was predeceased by his parents Seth and Hilda Johanson; brothers John (Marcella), Hildebrand (Ruby) and Arnie; sisters Ragnhild (Oliver) Bergstrom, Anna (Walter) Sehlstrom and Audrey (Melvin) Lindberg; in-laws John and Mary Tschirren, Erling Lidberg, Ben Tschirren and Carol Rispler. A private family service was held due to Alberta Health COVID restrictions. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Meeting Creek Cemetery, STARS or the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Eugene Orcheski who passed away on February 15, 2019 We thought of you today, But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday, And days before that, too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. All we have are our memories and a 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. Dearly missed by Brenda Orcheski and families

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Brenda Elaine Dietrich September 18, 1964 ~ February 6, 2021 Brenda Elaine Dietrich was born September 18, 1964 in Camrose, Alberta, to parents Allan and Bernice (Norman) Dietrich. Brenda was born a farm girl, riding on the odd horse. She loved spending time on the farm with her grandparents, parents and brothers, and later, her nieces, nephews and their spouses and children. She had many dear cousins, aunts and uncles who were very special to her. There was nothing more important to Brenda than family. She was quite the storyteller, and always made friends wherever she went. People naturally gravitated towards her gentle nature and fierce friendship. She protected those around her, and enjoyed nothing more than the company of friends and family. Brenda had a mind for dates and names like no other, she could remember all the birthdays and even the year of birth, along with middle names, which she would often say when referring to them. She was the one to ask about any event. Even if she had not attended, she knew the facts about it. She had a love for onions, and country music. She will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, caring heart and endless supply of goodies. Her phone calls were a highlight for many of us. She was always checking up on those around her. She was the first to offer a kind word or prayer for anyone going through a tough time. She never asked for much, and always found a silver lining in any of life’s hiccups. Brenda overcame many obstacles, never letting anything get her down. She had a strength that many of us would like. We will miss Brenda’s bright smile and warm embrace. Everything she overcame in her life never slowed her down. She remains a beacon of light and strength for us left behind. Brenda is survived by her loving mother Bernice of Donalda; brothers Bill (Tracy) Dietrich of Forestburg and Bob Dietrich of Stettler; loving nieces and nephews Katelyn (Ryan) and their children Nikkan and Eisley, Tyler (Shania) and their daughters Rigley, Bailey, Lexi, Rachel and Julia; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Brenda was predeceased by her father Allan Walter Dietrich; grandparents Art and Helen Dietrich and Gordon and Irene Norman. Brenda passed away on February 6, 2021 at the age of 56 years. We cannot thank the staff at Bethany Meadows enough; Brenda loved them all and the care she received will not be forgotten. A celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Brenda’s name to Spruce Coulee Cemetery, Bethany Meadows or a charity of your own choice, c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium (Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0, Phone 403-742-3422) who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.

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Mary Lou Bolding September 26, 1943 ~ February 8, 2021 Mary Lou Bolding passed away peacefully on February 8, 2021, with her devoted, loving husband Gerald Bolding by her side. Mary Lou was born in Walton, Ontario to Margaret and Robert Kirkby on September 26, 1943. She spent a happy childhood growing up with her brothers, cousins and close friends. Mary Lou had many fond memories of summers spent biking in Walton, riding horses, and swimming at Bare Bum Beach. Long winters were spent tobogganing, going on sleigh rides and attending weekly dances with her family at local halls in Walton and Brussels. A special memory was attending harness races with her family throughout South Western Ontario, as her dad bred and raced these magnificent animals. Mary Lou was perhaps best known for her amazing laugh, quick wit and sharp tongue. She and Dede spent many happy years at the Country Nine Golf Course, golfing, barbecuing and sitting around the campfire with a host of close friends and family. Mary Lou was fiercely dedicated to her family, and spending time with them was her greatest joy. Whether it was large family gatherings with the Easter Bunny in attendance, or attending her kids, grandkids’ and great-grandkids’ sporting events, concerts and recitals. She was perhaps best remembered for spending quiet intimate moments one on one. She had the beautiful ability to connect with you and only you, during these moments. When life became particularly challenging, she could be depended on to provide comfort and good practical advice, sprinkled with common sense. She always had your back, and she was a woman who spoke her mind and said it like it was. She was a loving caring wife. An incredible mom. An outstanding Grandmother, and was especially proud when she was promoted to the status of GG Ma. Mary Lou leaves behind to mourn her passing her husband of 42 years, Gerald Bolding. Also left to cherish her memory are her children Debbie (Kevin) Schielke of Camrose, Darlene (Dale) Jacobsen of New Norway, Wayne (Rhodelle) Taylor of New Norway, and Dawn (Derek) Janke of Vernon, BC; thirteen grandchildren Ashley (Ryan) Toner, Carley (Dan) Day, David (Lindsay) Jacobsen, Erik (Tanya) Schielke, Danielle (Jared) Doel, Nicole Schielke, Elize, Beth and Kennedy Taylor, Devin, Karmen, Landon and Adie Janke; nine great-grandchildren Kane and Owen Toner, Hailey, Zach and Jake Day, Barrett and Jensen Jacobsen, Calvin Schielke and Oscar Doel; sisters-in-law Freda Kirkby of BC, Myrna (Bob) Nuss of Didsbury, Darlene Bolding of Sherwood Park, Pat (Ross) Lee of Gwynne, and Endang Bolding of Sherwood Park; and brothers-in-law Jim (Connie) Bolding of Sylvan Lake, and Bruce (Diane) Bolding of Bittern Lake. Mary Lou was predeceased by her parents Robert and Margaret Kirkby; brothers David Kirkby and Robert Kirkby; and brothersin-law Murray Bolding and Tom Bolding. We love you Mary Lou, Mom, Grandma, GG-Ma, and we will surely miss you! To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Verne Shepley October 15, 1936 ~ February 19, 2011 They grow not old as we who are left grow old. Love, Maralyn and family

Matthew Thomas Eric Primrose It was is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Matthew Thomas Eric Primrose, 36, of Edmonton, Alberta. Matthew passed away suddenly of natural causes on February 5, 2021, in Edmonton, Alberta. Matthew was born in Camrose, Alberta to Robert and Mary Primrose. Matthew attended Camrose Composite High School, graduating in 2002, and worked as an electrician. Matthew’s passing leaves an enormous void in the life of his wife, Jessica Primrose (née Green). His loss is deeply felt by his parents, Robert and Mary Primrose; his sister Ashley (Keith) Hayduk; his nephews Jake and Hunter Hayduk; and his paternal grandmother Jean Primrose. Matthew was also blessed to marry into an incredibly loving family. Warren and Anita Green loved him like a son. He was also a beloved brother-in-law to Josh (Janelle) Green, and uncle to their children, Moses and Agape. Matthew was well and truly loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Matthew was incredibly dedicated to his wife and soulmate, Jessica. The love they had for each other was clear to all who knew them. They enjoyed their life together with their two beloved dogs, Tara and Rocco. Matthew was most at home in the outdoors and could usually be found hunting, backpacking, and fly fishing. He was a voracious reader with a keen intellect, and was passionate about life-long learning. Matthew could bring light and laughter to even the most difficult circumstances and was a true friend to many. Matthew had a strong relationship with the Lord and was part of the congregation at The Local, surrounding himself with His Love and his church family. Due to COVID-19, a celebration of Matthew’s life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to http://bit.ly/3tKWZa2.

The Reverend Gayla June Richards September 24, 1933 ~ February 5, 2021 It is with heartfelt gratitude that we acknowledge the impact Gayla June Richards made on our lives. Gayla June passed away on February 5, 2021, at the age of 87, after a journey with dementia. She is survived by her children Heather, Leah, Kevin (Dar), and their families, which include six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; as well as her brother Bruce; her sister Beth; and her nieces and nephews. Gayla June was predeceased by her sisters Joyce and Colleen. Gayla June spent most of her life on the prairies. She started post-secondary education when her children were still young, and earned a B.Ed. degree. She taught junior high in Fort McMurray for a few years, then moved back to Edmonton where she earned a BA degree, followed by a Masters in Anthropology. Her quest for education and her wish to help people led her to the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, where she earned a Masters of Divinity at the age of 63. Gayla June did her internship in Bawlf, Alberta, then accepted a call to Ryley and Holden parishes, where she served as pastor for 13 years until her retirement in 2009. After five years of retirement in Camrose, Gayla June moved to Edmonton to be near family as she entered care. A memorial service will be live streamed with Pastor David Melax officiating, on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. online. Go to YouTube and enter the following: https://www.youtube. com/channel/UNCeXJGad-xLy9gb1ww1s11w. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the care providers at the Good Samaritan Southgate, as well as to the congregations of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Edmonton, Bawlf Lutheran Church, Holden Lutheran Church, and Bethel Lutheran Church in Ryley for their support of Gayla June over the years. In memory of Gayla June, express gratitude to someone this week and wear something blue on February 19th.

Winter driving requires extra caution Continued from page 23

According to a 2020 study done for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, 65 per cent of Canadian drivers are using winter tires. Winter tires wear out less in the winter weather than in the summer. Allseason tires–the popular alternative option–sacrifice pliability and flexibility in the winter months. In a situation where a little extra grip is needed, winter tires will be able to provide it. All-season tires will not. Winter tires are absolutely a long-term safety investment and, while the hope is always that the extra safety features won’t be needed, you will be happy to have them when they are needed. Winter tires should be installed when the weather drops below seven degrees Celsius, as that is when they’re at their most effective. Be sure that your winter tires come as a matching set and have the three-peak-mountainand-snowflake icon, designating that the tires meet standards to be classified as winter tires, stamped into the rubber. Make sure your car is winterized and ready for the season. This includes a fully charged battery, a full windshield washer fluid reservoir, a functional heater and defroster, and windshield wipers that can withstand the ice and snow without leaving large streaks. It’s also a great idea to keep a few extra items in your car, including an ice scraper, a spare jug of windshield washer fluid, and an emergency survival kit. This should include a charged phone, water and nonperishable food, a flashlight, a blanket, warm clothes, jumper cables, a shovel, traction mats or sand, candles and a book of matches or a lighter. The winter months can be a tricky time to navigate the roads, but patience, calm, preparedness and awareness will go a long way toward ensuring a safe winter driving season.


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

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

Steer Clear of Abbreviations

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

Be Honest

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

State Your Price

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

Be Accessible

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

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS BEREAVEMENT GROUP SESSIONS – will be held virtually this spring. The group will meet online Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 4 to April 29, with no session April 1. Participation is free of charge. The group will use Zoom video conferencing software that allows for group conversations and sharing of resources. Virtual meetings allow for safe and active participation in your own home. Zoom is free to download, easy to use, and is completely confidential. All handouts and required documents will be emailed to participants prior to each group session. During the intake process, you will have the opportunity to receive assistance setting up Zoom, and you can ask any questions you may have about the process. Although we are meeting virtually, we will still maintain a supportive environment to openly share and build relationships for further support. To register, please contact Shelly Dalueg at 780679-2793 or at Shelly.Dalueg@ covenanthealth.ca. BOOSTER ADS GET RESULTS!

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

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

SERVICES SELF-INKING STAMPS – Every shape, size, and colour. We deliver, right to your office. Camrose Booster Ltd., 4925-48 St., Camrose. Call us at 780-672-3142. DSS CONSTRUCTION Don’t put off those projects any longer! Give me a call and we can plan together. Devin Meakins, Ph. 780-853-1080 J.D.’s SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, SALES & SERVICE – Ph. 780-672-7649. McTAVISH DELIVERIES LTD. Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated 780-672-5242, Camrose LaCRIA TRUCKING Potable Water Hauling Residential, Commercial, Oilfield Gerald and Marla Steinwand, Owners PHONE 780-679-9134 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. CAVALIER DETAILING – auto detailing. Text 780679-3333 for information.

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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. 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. $13.92/sq. ft./year, plus share of property taxes, utilities, waste removal and insurance, boils out to $2,648.53 all-in monthly. Available immediately. Call Blain or Don at 780-672-3142, the fairest, most reasonable people in the business. SHORELINE APARTMENTS – New reno, lots of light and storage. 1-bedroom. Twominute walk to Mirror Lake and downtown. GREEN GABLES APARTMENTS – Very clean, bright and cheery 2-bedroom. Five-minute walk to downtown, two blocks to walking trail. 780621-8495. COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE – 2880 sq. ft. 5031-46 Street (old Windwood building). Call Steve, 780608-5222. 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. 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.

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 $544.90 + 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. $1,546.32/mo. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142 days, two of the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business. 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. APARTMENT NEAR AUGUSTANA – and downtown. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Fridge, stove, water, heat included. One powered parking space. Free laundry. One year lease. $900/ mo. No pets, no smoking. 780672-9531. RENOVATED ONE-BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE – one block to ravine. Quiet senior building. Heat, water, laundry included. $740/mo. 780608-2011. DUPLEX – Two large bedrooms. 4408-65 Street. Open basement, $950 + utilities. No pets, smokers, or partiers. Phone 780-608-7556.

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! 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. TWO-BEDROOM SUITE – beautifully updated, spacious and bright in a fourplex apartment. Central Camrose location, close to Mirror Lake, Augustana University. Clean, quiet, non-smoking building. No children, no pets. Locally owned and managed. Snow shovelling and lawn mowing provided. $950/ mo. rent includes heat and water. Phone 780-679-7090. STORAGE SPACE – in Downtown Camrose. Secure, clean, dry, heated storage space on main floor in office building. Easy access. 124 sq. ft. $200/mo. Also 77 sq. ft. for $125/mo. Available immediately. Call Blain or Don at 780-672-3142, the fairest, most reasonable people in the business. BEST LOCATION ON MAIN STREET CAMROSE – Affordable, multi-use space with reception area, separate work area with cupboard, sink, private office. $700/mo. including utilities. Be sure to see! 780679-2170. MOVE UP – This 1000 sq. ft. 2-bedroom suite with 5 appliances is very comfortable year round. Energy efficient with peace of mind maintenance program. Stand up garden for tenants, with outside pleasure area around the fire. Our little neighbourhood is quiet, no pets please. New pandemic-friendly pricing for those who want something better. 780-608-3131.

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FARMLAND FOR SALE BY TENDER

CLASSIFIED ADS (Continued) RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT – 1400 sq. ft. newly renovated. All LED lighting, new furnace, security alarm ready. Free rent for 2 months. $1000/ mo. thereafter. 4710-52 Avenue, Camrose Cycle building. Call or text Bruce at 780-679-3333. VALLEYVIEW SUBDIVISION – Virtually new 2-bedroom townhouse available April 1. Miles of paved walking trails just footsteps away! High efficiency furnace and on-demand hot water offer wonderful savings on utilities. Private balcony. Upgraded fixtures, cabinetry and flooring. Snow removal and lawn mowing are provided. Stainless steel fridge, stove and dishwasher. Laundry set. Local owner managed. Seeking long term, mature, responsible adult tenants, non-smoking, no children or pets. Phone 780-679-7090.

FOR SALE BEEKMAN’S BUTCHER SHOP – side of pork $325 (approx. 80 lb) includes bacon, ham and sausage. Call Matt at 780-877-2140.

LIVESTOCK / FEED / AG PUREBRED GELBVIEH BULLS – two-year-olds and yearlings from our 43-year breeding program. WINDER FARMS 780-678-4021.

NOTICE

AS THE DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF 2020 PROPERTY TAXES WAS JULY 31, 2020 A 12% PENALTY WILL BE ADDED MARCH 1, 2021 TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAX ARREARS PAYMENT CAN BE MADE ONLINE, AT ANY FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, OR AT THE COUNTY OFFICE, 3755-43 AVE., CAMROSE, AB OR MAILED PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED POST-MARKED BY FEBRUARY 28, 2021 ALSO AFTER HOURS/WEEKENDS (CHEQUES ONLY) CAN BE PLACED IN MAILBOX AT COUNTY OFFICE FRONT DOOR Camrose County offers a Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment Plan for taxes. Application forms and further information can be obtained by contacting our office at 780-672-4446 or from our County website: www.county.camrose.ab.ca. Paul King, County Administrator, Camrose County

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DADS – LOOKING FOR A CAR WITHOUT A BACK SEAT? Count on our classifieds. We match up buyers and sellers. Phone the Camrose Booster, 780-672-3142. 2006 PONTIAC TORRENT SUV – 212,868 km. Very good condition. New battery, windshield. Asking $5,500. 780-877-2264. 2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT – 4WD, 213,000 km, V6, leather, sunroof, four season tires. In new condition. Always serviced, second owner. $5500. 780678-0068.

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HUSQVARNA SNOW BLOWER – 24”, hydrostatic drive, electric start or manual. Like new. Asking $500. 780679-9354.

Brad Lohr and Lucy Lohr hereby offer the following parcels of land located approximately 6 miles east and 2 miles north of Bashaw, for sale by tender, subject to the existing reservations on title: PARCEL 1: THE NORTH EAST QUARTER OF SECTION NINE (9) TOWNSHIP FORTY TWO (42) RANGE TWENTY (20) WEST OF THE FOURTH MERIDIAN CONTAINING 64.7 HECTARES (160 ACRES), MORE OR LESS. EXCEPTING THEREOUT: - (A) 0.583 HECTARES (1.44 ACRES), MORE OR LESS AS SHOWN ON ROAD PLAN 6514AU. EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AND THE RIGHT TO WORK THE SAME. PARCEL 2: MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 20 TOWNSHIP 42 SECTION 9 ALL THAT PORTION OF THE NORTH WEST QUARTER WHICH IS SHOWN NOT TO BE COVERED BY THE WATERS OF WHITEBRUSH LAKE AS SHOWN ON A PLAN OF SURVEY OF THE SAID TOWNSHIP SIGNED AT OTTAWA ON THE 23RD DAY OF JANUARY, 1895, CONTAINING 59.1 HECTARES (146 ACRES) MORE OR LESS EXCEPTING THEREOUT: 2.05 HECTARES (5.07 ACRES), MORE OR LESS AS SHOWN ON ROAD PLAN 6514AU EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AND THE RIGHT TO WORK THE SAME. Tenders will only be considered for the purchase of both parcels. The lands are used for pasture with new fencing on three sides and are brushed to be fenced on the south side of both parcels. There are no buildings or bins on the property. There is surface lease rental on both quarters with 2020 payments totaling $10,688.00. There will be no surface lease adjustments if the vendors receive any payments before closing. Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “Lohr Tender”, to Scott Farnham at Farnham West Stolee Kambeitz LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, 5016-52 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1V7, on or before 12:00 noon, March 5, 2021, and shall be accompanied with GST number and a cheque payable to Farnham West Stolee Kambeitz LLP in trust for 5% of the tender price. No conditional tenders will be accepted and the highest, or any tender, will not necessarily be accepted. Tenders will not be opened in public. The deposits of all unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them by mail. The successful tenderer will be obligated to complete the purchase on or before April 20, 2021. The 5% deposit shall constitute a deposit towards the purchase price. Taxes will be adjusted on closing date. There will be no other adjustments. Should the successful tenderer fail to complete the transaction by the closing date, their deposit will be forfeited. For further information, or to view the property, please contact the owners at 780-877-2122 or 780-608-4459 or 780-679-5500.

INVITATION TO TENDER FARMLAND HEISLER AREA The following farmland is hereby offered for sale by tender, subject to the restrictions, reservations and nonfinancial obligations in the existing Certificate of Title:

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Tenders will not be opened in public. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid to Andreassen Borth on or before March 31, 2021. Tenders are irrevocable and shall remain open until dealt with by the offices of Andreassen Borth. If a successful tenderer does not complete the purchase after acceptance of that tender, their deposit shall be forfeited. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. The owner reserves the right to reject any and all tenders. Deposits received from unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them by mail.

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Estate of WALTER BUSENIUS, who died on November 23, 2020. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by March 18, 2021, and provide details of your claim with JAMES H. ANDREASSEN at Andreassen Borth, Barristers & Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.


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Eating disorders upset balance By Lori Larsen

In an effort to bring awareness to the dangers of eating disorders, the first week in February was declared National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. People who have an eating disorder often become preoccupied with negative thoughts about themselves. It is often hard for them to think healthy or balanced thoughts. Alberta Health Services offers the following techniques that can help reduce negative thoughts for those who may be suffering from eating disorders. •  Remember that your goal is to feel better with each passing day. Ask someone you trust to remind you of that when you are feeling hopeless. •  Every day, make one encouraging statement to yourself. For example, say to yourself, “Every day, I am taking better care of myself and my body.” •  Remind yourself that you can do this. Say to yourself, “I am a capable person.” •  Distract yourself for a while. Play with your pet, write a “thinking-ofyou” note to a friend, listen to an empowering song, or imagine putting your negative thoughts in a box and sealing it shut. •  Accept the thought as your experience, knowing that your thinking took some time to form this pattern. It will take some time to learn to think in a different way. Try mindfulness-based stress reduction to help you with accepting difficult situations and experiences or negative thoughts and feelings. •  Spend time with other people. Get to know them. Do not spend time repeating negative things to yourself. •  Make a list of your accomplishments, such as things you have recently learned, things you have recently done that were hard for you, or things you have changed about yourself. •  Make plans to do something you have been wanting to do, such as visit a new store or see a certain movie. •  Ask your doctor for additional help. You may also call Health Link at 811 to speak with a registered nurse.

SECRETARY TREASURER SEARCH Buffalo Trail Public Schools (BTPS) invites applications for the position of Secretary Treasurer. The preferred commencement date for this position will be March 15, 2021 or as mutually agreed. The Position The Secretary Treasurer is the senior financial officer of the Board, as well as its Corporate Secretary. Additionally, the Secretary Treasurer maintains responsibility for finance, payroll and benefits, facilities, operation and maintenance, capital projects, transportation, records, and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP), and business activities of the Division. Fostering positive, collaborative and effective working relationships with governments, other stakeholders and community organizations is expected in the position. The Secretary Treasurer reports directly to the Superintendent. The Candidate Buffalo Trail Public Schools is seeking an energetic, honest and progressive leader with a commitment to rural public education and to the Division’s mission, values and priorities. This individual will have a strong work ethic, be committed to excellence and continuous improvement, be a contributing team player, and will ensure accountability of self and others. The candidate will have demonstrated integrity, exemplary interpersonal, organizational, technological, communication, and conflict resolution skills and have the ability to proactively represent the Division. The selected candidate will have an accounting designation (CPA, CMA, CGA, CA), experience with financial systems and successful senior level financial management experience. Experience in rural education will be an asset. More Information For more information, to review our Mission, Vision and Values and more about the school division, please visit our website at: www.btps.ca Applications Please email a cover letter, résumé, most recent evaluation and a list of at least three recent references to: Mrs. Michelle Webb Deputy Superintendent of Schools Buffalo Trail Public Schools michelle.webb@btps.ca Phone 780.806.2062 Please reference “Secretary Treasurer Search” in the subject line of the email. While we appreciate the interest shown by all parties who submit a résumé, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

REGISTRY CLERK

Camrose Registry is looking for a full time registry clerk for a maternity leave that may lead to a full time position. We are looking for someone who is a team player and has excellent customer skills. You must be meticulous, honest, punctual and dependable. Experience is not a requirement as we will train. Please drop off resumé in person at Camrose Registry, 5613-48 Avenue by February 20, 2021. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Purely Canada Foods Battle River Railway Location – Grain Buyer and Facility Coordinator Based out of Alliance, AB or home.

Contact: Matt@battleriverrailway.ca Websites: BattleRiverRailway.ca, PurelyCanada.ca Employer: Battle River Railway Position: Full Time About Us Battle River Railway is a New Generation Cooperative owned locally by and for farmers. Headquartered in Forestburg AB, we own and operate our shortline railway from Camrose to Alliance AB, as well as grain assets at 4 locations along our railway. Through our partnership with Purely Canada Foods, we aim to provide value to farmers as they sell their crops to local and global markets. Purely Canada Foods (PCF) is a vertically integrated grain exporting company headquartered just outside Regina SK, with physical assets including railway infrastructure, grain storage terminals, private railcar fleet, and strategic farm acres. These assets allow PCF to reliably and nimbly provide the highest quality products and service to our domestic and international customers. Purely Canada has additional offices in Saskatoon, SK, Forestburg, AB and Blenheim, ON. Tasks • Responsible for a large geographic area, centred around the Alliance area. • Engage with existing customers and cultivate new customers. • Sample pickups and farm visits. • Purchase grain from farmer customers. • Work with existing team to coordinate and communicate deliveries with farmers. • Support elevator operations staff as needed. • An office will be provided at our Alliance location, but the successful applicant will be expected to travel regularly. Remote work is possible as well. Skills required • Self-driven, highly motivated, good communicator with a sales centric attitude. • Comfort with spreadsheets, computers and texting is required. • A valid class 5 license and an adequate personal vehicle (mileage will be paid). • Excellent negotiation skills required. • Experience in the grain industry is required. Compensation • Pay will be a competitive salary based on experience. • Performance based bonus. • Annual profit share eligible. • Health benefits program. • A laptop and an allowance for a personal phone will be provided.

COOK POSITION

Are you passionate about food? Do you want to work in a fun, social environment? Our neighbourhood watering hole Browns Socialhouse is looking for full time or part time experienced cooks to join our team. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are hard working and self-motivated. Ideal candidates will have: • Minimum 6 months’ experience working in a kitchen • Open availability • An upbeat and positive attitude • A team player mentality • Fantastic work ethic Want to join our team? Please send us your resumé by email to camrose@brownssocialhouse.com with “Cook Position” in the subject line. Only eligible candidates will be contacted, please do not call the restaurant directly. Job Types: Salary:

Full-time, Part-time, Permanent From $15.00 per hour

#445, 6805-48 Avenue, Camrose

Please practice…

NOW HIRING

Camrose Neighbor Aid Center works together with Churches and Community providing outreach programs to those residing in the County and Community of Camrose. Neighbor Aid is currently recruiting for the following position.

Assistant Program Director We are looking for a person to fill a part time position, approximately 20 hours/week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons (12:00 noon – 4:00 pm) plus one morning Flexible hours for additional coverage during food drives and coverage for the Program Director as required. This position involves working with the Program Director in all areas of Neighbor Aid.

Qualifications: • Strong commitment to service. • Physical labour will be required. • General office duties: knowledge and ability to use a computer and communicate over the phone effectively. • Ability to work as a team member and independently. • Adaptability to change. • The capability to work effectively with volunteers. • Understanding in conflict resolution and crisis management. • Ability to work in a multi-program environment. • Vulnerable sector check is required. • Confidentiality is necessary. Email your resumé with three references to: nbaid@cable-lynx.net References may include: 1) Pastor 2) previous employers 3) volunteer positions or co-worker. References from personal friends or family members will NOT be accepted. No phone calls. Closing date: March 1, 2021 We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for consideration will be contacted.

INVITATION TO TENDER FARMLAND BAWLF AREA The following farmland is hereby offered for sale by tender, subject to the restrictions, reservations and non-financial obligations in the existing Certificates of Title: PARCEL 1: NW-22-46-17-W4th (159 acres) PARCEL 2: NW-17-46-17-W4th (157.3 acres) Tenders will be entertained on either or both Parcel 1 and Parcel 2. Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “FROEHLER TENDER”, to Andreassen Borth, with the tenderer’s GST number and accompanied by a cheque made payable to “Andreassen Borth” for $5,000 for each parcel bid, and must be delivered before 12:00 noon on February 26, 2021 to Andreassen Borth, Barristers and Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1S1, Attention: James Harry Andreassen. Possession will be provided on closing. The taxes and any surface leases will be adjusted on closing. Tenders will not be opened in public. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid to Andreassen Borth on or before April 8, 2021. Tenders are irrevocable and shall remain open until dealt with by the offices of Andreassen Borth. If a successful tenderer does not complete the purchase after acceptance of that tender, their deposit shall be forfeited. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. The owner reserves the right to reject any and all tenders. Deposits received from unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them by mail. For further information, please call Gene or Susan at 780-3762206.

COVID-19 cases By Murray Green

The City of Camrose sits at 31 COVID-19 cases, while Camrose County has six cases as of Feb. 11. The City has one alert school (OLMP), with two to four cases. Currently, the County has no alert cases (meaning less than two cases) in any school. A total of 22 deaths in the City and one in the County have been declared COVID-19 related. Outbreaks

Deer Meadows and Brookside were updated from a watch to being over on Feb. 5. Bethany Meadows was declared an outbreak on Jan. 31. Six staff members tested positive as of Feb. 10. Eight residents were positive, but no cases were reported at that time. Second doses of the vaccine were administered. A review was to take place on Feb. 12. An outbreak is declared when two or more cases are present. In accordance with AHS regulations, residents are isolated in their rooms due to potential exposure. Staff who may have been exposed or have symptoms must stay at home and be tested to further limit the risk of exposure to other individuals.

BIRTHS To Corina Collumb and

Damon Phillips of Camrose, a son, on February 2. To Nicole and Jay McLean of Camrose, a daughter, on February 5. To Amy and Landon Jack of Camrose, a son, on February 7.

DEATHS Sharilyn Valerie Owen

of Wetaskiwin, formerly of Camrose, on January 31, at 68 years of age. Elsie Ethelwynn (nee Randall) Andronyk of Tofield, on February 2, at 74 years of age. Alex Kerr of Red Deer, formerly of Edberg, on February 6, at 74 years of age. Rex Davis of Camrose, formerly of Newbrook, on February 6, at 83 years of age. Mary Lou Bolding of New Norway, on February 8, at 77 years of age. Dorothy May (nee Smith) Agar of Camrose, formerly of Banff, on February 8, at 78 years of age. William “Harry”” Henry Kerr of Camrose, on February 9, at 89 years of age. Joseph Daniel Burkard of Daysland, formerly of Rosalind, on February 9, at 91 years of age. Raymond Cyre Sr. of Sherwood Park, on February 11, at 84 years of age.


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Fridge Clippings from years gone by

Contest

Shout out to all the people whose laugh is even better than the joke. You make the world a better place! Singing in the shower is all fun and games until you get shampoo in your mouth. Then it becomes a soap opera. Someone knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the Aquatic Centre. I gave them a glass of water. My friend David had his ID stolen. Now he’s just Dav. I love to make lists. I also like to leave them on the kitchen counter and then guess what’s on them while I’m at the grocery store. A wife and husband were sitting at the Norsemen Inn, waiting for their meal. A striking young waitress, just doing her job, returned a flirty comment from the husband, in equally flirty, fun-loving fashion. The 60-year-old looked boastfully at his wife. She smirked and said, “Don’t be so full of yourself. Besides, she has COVID.” The husband, bewildered at this comment, said, “How do you know?” The wife replied, “Clearly, she has no taste.” Just spent 45 minutes on the treadmill. Tomorrow, my goal is to turn it on. I don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but if you are going through a tough time, don’t cut your bangs. Nine out of 10 husbands agree that their wives are always right. The tenth husband hasn’t been seen since the study was conducted. Lazy is such an ugly word. From now on, let’s call it “selective participation”. Every family has one weird relative. If you don’t know who it is, chances are it’s you. You come from dust. You return to dust. That’s why I don’t dust. Could be someone I know.

When travel was possible – way back in 1987, Ruth Zelinski of Viking made a memorable trip to New Jersey and New York. A post-trip memory was her photo entry to The Booster’s decades-long Everyone Reads The Booster contest. After being selected as a winning entry, we mailed Ruth a cheque for $10 on March 6, 1987. Ruth not only kept a copy of her entry as published, she even kept the note Camrose Booster’s own Don Hutchinson sent along with her winnings! Don received her current entry for our current Fridge Clippings Contest. Now, 34 years later, he will be sending this Booster fan another note and another “whopping” cheque. Show us what you’ve clipped from The Booster! If we publish your entry, you will win $10, too. 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: 4925-48 Street, Camrose (Your original will be scanned, then returned)

Show us what used to hang on your fridge! Central Agencies Home of the Week

Beautifully renovated family home

I just ate what I thought was a feta cheese crumble from my salad off the front of my shirt. Turns out it was deodorant. So, how’s your day going? Feel guilty about throwing your kids’ artwork away? Just gift it to a grandparent and make them do it! Having a plan sounds like a good idea until you have to put on clothes and leave the house. What’s the difference between a kleptomaniac and a literalist? The literalist takes things literally. The kleptomaniac takes things, literally. Apparently you can’t use “beefstew” as a password. It’s not stroganoff. I brought my six-year-old daughter to the Booster on “Take Your Kid To Work Day”. As I was walking around the office introducing her to everyone, she suddenly got very cranky. Then she started crying. I asked her what was wrong. As the staff gathered around, she sobbed loudly and said, “Daddy, when can we go see all the clowns that you said you worked with?” Does the jelly in a pastry from The Lefse House count as a serving of food? Asking for a friend. I’ve learned two lessons in life. I can’t recall the first one, but the second is that I need to start writing stuff down. People who back into parking spots are just looking for attention. Dear Mother Nature, having received my free sample of winter, I would like to cancel the remainder of my subscription. Thank you.

By Lori Larsen

An oversized double attached heated garage is a welcome plus in cold temperatures. It is one of the many assets of this renovated good-sized family home with charming curb appeal. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms mean plenty of space for the entire family to stretch out. The wide open concept area flows smoothly from the living room to the dining area and kitchen. Stunning wood floors lead throughout the main living area. Curl up in front of the gas fireplace and enjoy family movie night, staying warm and cozy. The beautifully renovated kitchen features stone countertops, a large centre island, rich wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances that include a built-in microwave and wall oven, gas cooktop, dishwasher, fridge and a wine fridge. Guests and family will gravitate to the hub of the house. The main floor laundry is so convenient, just steps away from the kitchen.

Wally Wrubleski Step out of the dining area onto a large back deck with overhead Edison lights that add a great ambience to outdoor entertaining. Step down into the landscaped and fully fenced large backyard. Imagine gathering the family around the firepit this summer and enjoying the evening skies. The upper floor contains a large master suite with walk-in dressing closet and private en suite. Two more bedrooms and a beautifully appointed main bath complete with double sinks and a soaker tub offer plenty of room for the growing family. Head down to the lower level where you can spread out in the large family room for game night. A good-sized fourth bedroom and three-piece bathroom is the perfect space for a teenager to get a little privacy. This home is everything your family needs, plus some. It is located at 4201-66 Street and is priced at $354,500. For a private viewing, contact Wally Wrubleski at:

Central Agencies Realty 4870-51 Street, Camrose 780-672-4495 or 780-781-7323 Cell


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CENTRAL AGENCIES REALTY

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

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CAMROSE HOMES

SOLD

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

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

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

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

SOLD

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

NEW LISTIN

CLASSIC BUNGALOW … with front and rear RV parking! Spacious design, eat-in kitchen with private view of reserve area. 4 bedrooms, hobby room, 3 baths. Fully finished, fenced and landscaped. Well maintained with pride of ownership – a terrific home! Asking $339,900 A1063278

3-BDRM. BUNGALOW CONDO close to walking trails, valley. Immaculate! Asking $329,000 A1059833

NEW LISTIN

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

SOLD

GORGEOUS CONDO, UNDERGROUND HEATED PARKING – FIELDSTONE! Close to Mirror Lake walking trails. Senior friendly design. Upgraded throughout, just move in. A must see! Asking $205,000 A1063013

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AMAZING YARD SETTING IN CUL-DE-SAC Beautiful 1.5 storey, 2226 sq. ft. 3+2 bdrm.. 24’x24’ attach. garage, RV parking + more! You’ll love it! Have kids? Call now! Asking $415,000 A1067427

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

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

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

BEAUTIFUL FAMILY 2-STOREY CLOSE TO PARK, VALLEY TRAILS! Now only $385,500 A1035501

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

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

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UPDATED 1416 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW on oversized lot close to Mirror Lake! Asking $319,900 A1069302

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

SOLD

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

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

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

NEW

LISTING !

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

BEAUTIFUL ENERGY EFFICIENT BUNGALOW! Asking $497,500 A1004977

WALKOUT BUNGALOWS VALLEYVIEW WEST Asking $427,162 CA0165802

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

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

MULTI-FAMILY LOTS

EXCELLENT BI-LEVEL IN DESIRABLE LOCATION A/C, F/P, many updates, new shingles, 26’x30’ htd. garage. Not to be missed! Asking $282,700 A1064886

WOW! COZY AND CUTE! I can be your new home with minor changes. Awesome 50’x140’ lot. 16’x24’ heated garage. A great place to call home! Asking $229,500 A1064980

GREAT KITCHEN, 5-PCE. MAIN BATH, PRIVATE YARD! Asking $354,500 A1037422

EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN BUNGALOW! Asking $279,900 A1053180

A STANDOUT ON MT. PLEASANT DRIVE! Dble. garage, fully finished. Loved by owners! Asking $214,900 A1056390

NEW NORWAY … 4-bdrm. split level, 2 lots. Asking $179,900 A1049147

UPGRADED BUNGALOW … 12 min. to Camrose on Hwy 26. 36’x44’ shop! Asking $289,900 A1047574

Zoned m1 ... Exc. east end location! 10,000 sq. ft. CA0146778 FOUR-PLEX BUILT IN 2012! INVEST. OPP. Asking $549,000 CA0193809

FOR LEASE

40 ACRES WITH YARD SITE Access to Miquelon Lakes! Asking $419,000 A1057040 GREAT FLEXIBLITY IN MAYERTHORPE Over 23 acres along Hwy 43 Asking $230,000 CA0168666

2-BDRM. BUNGALOW IN DAYSLAND! Oversized 28’x30’ garage with 10’7” ceiling. Asking $89,900 A1044649 EXC. OFFICE OR BUS. LOCATION, 1600 SQ FT Asking $1450/mo. CA0149692

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

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

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

SOLD

GREAT STARTER, INVESTMENT, 6 BDRM. Asking $169,500 A1004238

ACREAGES

COMMERCIAL

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

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

SOLD

R EDUCED !

OUT OF TOWN

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!

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

FINISHED UP AND DOWN! Attach. htd. garage, 3 bdrm., 4 baths. Corner fenced lot. Lots of room for the whole family! Asking $316,900 A1066674

SOLD

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

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

AMAZING COUNTRY LIFESTYLE, ENERGY EFF. Asking $629,000 A1024270 SOUTH VIEW LOT IN SPARTAN ESTATES! Asking $50,000 CA0183063

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

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

FARMS

We offer Multiple Listing Service

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

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

WOW! AWESOME BUSINESS LOCATION! Prime location, high visibility. Ideal for professional services. Natural lighting! Easy customer access. A great place for your business! Asking $229,500 A1065008

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

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

If you’ve thought of SELLING, the time is now ~ demand is high! Graham Wideman

Ronda Shott

Matt Banack

Sascha Dressler

Matthew Mayer

Wally Wrubleski

Lyndsey Delwo

Karin Naslund

Beautiful Walkout Bungalows by Battle River Homes

Al Mohamed

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

NEW ADULT COMMUNITY

IN ONE WORD ~ “WOW”! …

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

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

Lakeside walkouts available!

• 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

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

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

2-Storey walk out! Unobstructed valley views! Asking $557,900

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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