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March 23, 2021

Photos by Lori Larsen

Canada geese can be seen in formation overhead or in pairs on County waterbodies or exploring fields. For many, the geese are the first significant sign of spring.


must be here –

The Geese are Back! The familiar honking sound has returned to these parts, as the Canada geese flock back on their northbound journey. The geese are taking advantage of the open water on rivers, creeks and sloughs – as well as the leftover grain scattered throughout the fields. See inside story on page 2 for some little known facts about Canada geese.


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Bidding Starts Monday, April 5, 2021 and Closes Monday, April 12, 2021

Estate of Edward Benjamin Grinde and Carol Grinde – Bruce, AB

LOCATED: From Bruce, go 5.2 km north on Hwy 857, then 3.4 km east on Twp Rd 492 (Bruce is approx 23 km west of Viking on Hwy 14). Gate Sign – 14327 Twp Rd 492 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Russ Schultz at 780-678-6702 Previewing starts Thursday, April 1 (please call in advance). Please follow Gov of AB COVID-19 guidelines. This is a very nice line of equipment. Grindes had a very good maintenance program and a lot of this equipment was purchased new. Major pieces have been shedded.

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is published for Controlled Distribution By CAMROSE BOOSTER LTD. Blain Fowler, Publisher Circulation 11,639 copies Providing coverage to the communities of Camrose (RRs and Boxes only), Ohaton, Edberg, Meeting Creek, Donalda, Bawlf, Kelsey, Rosalind, Daysland, Heisler, Strome, Forestburg, Galahad, Castor (farms), Killam, Sedgewick, Lougheed, Coronation/Brownfield, Alliance, Hardisty, Amisk, Hughenden, Czar, Metiskow, Cadogan, Provost (farms), Armena, Hay Lakes, New Sarepta, Round Hill, Kingman, Tofield, Ryley, Holden, Bruce, Viking, Kinsella, Irma, Wainwright (farms and lock boxes), New Norway, Ferintosh, Bashaw, Bittern Lake, Gwynne, Stettler (farms).

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Phone 780-672-3142 Fax 780-672-2518 TRACTORS • 1988 Versatile 936 4WD, Designation 6, showing 5014 hrs, 20.8R42 duals, 4 hyd plus return, stand trans • 2009 John Deere 7530 Premium MFWD w/ JD 741 ldr, 8’ bucket & grapple, showing 8860 hrs, 20 spd AutoQuad Plus, 20.8R38 rears, LH reverser, joystick, rear whl weights, 3 hyd, 540/1000 PTO, one owner (JD dealer installed new JD Reman eng – Sept/19) • John Deere 4440 2WD, 20.838 duals, quad trans, 2 hyd, 540/1000 PTO, rebuilt eng in 2010 • John Deere 4020 2WD w/ JD 48 ldr, 6’ bucket & bale fork, 18.438 rears, stand trans, rear wheel weights, 3 hyd, 540/1000 PTO COMBINES & HEADER • 2018 John Deere S780 w/ JD 615 PU, never been used, 1.3 sep / 21.7 eng hrs, 580/85R42 duals, 750/65R26 rears, Pro Drive, Advanced PowerCast tailboard, Power fold hopper, LED lights, Harvest Screen (crop catcher) • 2018 MacDon FD 140 40’ Flex Draper header, never been used, dbl knife drive, split PU reel, upper cross auger, transport • 1999 John Deere 9610 w/ JD 914 PU, 1960 sep / 2711 eng hrs, 30.5L-32 fronts, Crary chaff spreader • John Deere 7720 w/ JD 212 PU, Hydro, 3603 eng hrs, 24.5-32 fronts, Crary chaff spreader, hopper cover SWATHER & HAYBINE • 2011 MacDon M150 Premier swather w/ 30’ D60-D header, showing 656 hdr / 873 eng hrs, dbl knife drive, split PU reel, Dual Direction, no transport, dbl swath, 600/65R28 fronts • 2008 New Holland H8040 SP haybine w/ 16HS Series hay header (2007), 16’, showing 1154 eng hrs, dbl knife drive, rubber rollers, hyd center link, cab susp, 18.4-26 fronts • Swather mover, 6 wheel GRAIN & GRAVEL TRUCKS • 1994 Ford L9000 Aeromax TA w/ 20’ (69’’ sides) SWS box & hoist, hyd silage endgate, showing 956,343 km, Cummins 855 (330 hp), 13 spd, pintle hitch, air ride, roll tarp

• 1979 GMC 7000 TA w/ 20’ box & hoist, 7.4 L gas, auto trans, air brakes, spring susp, roll tarp • 1979 Ford 9000 TA w/ 14’ gravel box, pole hoist, Detroit diesel, 13 spd, pintle hitch • 1966 GMC 960 SA w/ 18’ wood box & hoist, 6 cyl gas, 4&2 trans • 1968 Chev 30 1 Ton w/ 12’ box & hoist, 350 eng, 4 spd stand BREAKING DISC & HEAVY HARROW • 26’ Wishek 842NT-26 HD disc, 30’’x5/16’’ discs, light kit, c/w acre meter (not installed), ltd use, one owner • 73’ Riteway HH82-73NT narrow transport heavy harrow, 5/8’’ tines, carbide tip option, hyd angle, 16.5L-16.1 fronts, ltd use, one owner AIR DRILL • 45’ Flexicoil 5000 air drill w/ FC 2320 TBH cart, dbl shoot, 9’’ spacing, 3-1/2’’ steel packers (recapped April/19), Dutch openers, 2 rollers, lots of upgrades on drill & cart FIELD EQUIPMENT • 30’ John Deere 235 disc, 9’’ spacing • 100’ Flexicoil 65XL PT sprayer, 1500 US gal tank, hyd pump, wind curtains, disc markers • 45’ Morris CP-743 DT cult w/ 4 bar harrows • 41’ CCIL 279 field cult w/ 3 bar harrows • 70’ Flexicoil Sys 82 harrows & drawbar • 70’ Inland diamond harrows & drawbar • CCIL Disker, 2-14’ sec HAYING & CATTLE EQUIPMENT • 2008 John Deere 568 rd baler, net wrap, MegaWide Plus PU, 12,240 bales, 21.5L-16.1 tires, one owner • Unused New Holland 358 mixermill, 31x13.50-15 tires, bale feed, SN 862730 • Unused Wheatheart High & Heavy Hitter post pounder, 13 hp Honda, post hugger • Haybuster 2544 bale processor w/ adjustable blower, 1000 PTO, ltd use • John Deere 346 sq baler, ¼ turn chute • Sitrex Magnum MK10-12 12 wheel V rake • Kuhn GA 4220 TH rotary rake, 540 PTO

• Vicon 5 wheel rake • Owatonna mixermill, bale feed, extra screens • Trailer type post pounder • New Holland SA manure spreader • (2) 30’ pipe frame bale wagons • (2) Lil’ Red portable creep feeders, 150 bu+/• (2) Kelln solar watering systems, float pump (no batteries) • Morand maternity pen • Alley scale w/ Sensi-Weigh digital scale head • WSI squeeze & palp cage; calf squeeze • Quiring tipping chute, manual / hyd • (40) free standing corral panels (24’ – 30’); (30) corral panels (10’ – 12’); (3) 16’ HD gates • (4) HD bale feeders (20-1/2’); (9) sgl bale feeders; (6) calf shelters; 25’ free standing wind break • Qty of troughs • Lg qty of fence & corral posts; 150+/- railroad ties; (27) rolls Tree Island barb wire • Fibreglass Charolais bull (full size 9’L x 5’H +/-)

MISCELLANEOUS • Air-O-Matic Preheater aeration heater / dryer, unused, NG, w/ trailer • John Deere 318 tractor w/ 42’’ rototiller & 46’’ mower • 1985 Honda 250 Big Red trike, reverse • McMillen hyd post hole auger, 9’’ & 6’’ bits • Tuthill chem pump; Honda 2’’ water pump • Campbell Hausfeld 60 gal air compressor • Blanchard 6’’ tailgate drill fill w/ fert / seed box • (50) lengths 2-7/8’’ drill stem • Westeel Road-Vault 135 gal slip tank w/ 12V GPI pump on trailer; (2) slip tanks • 14’ dbl bin skid; 500 gal propane tank, 250WP; (3) Flaman inline aeration fans (3-5 hp); (8) rolls Canuck Premium Netwrap; (4) pencil augers; Forster Feed auger • Qty lumber (rough plank, 2x12, 2x10, 2x8, 2x6, 2x4, wind boards) • Bin parts (doors, wall panels, lids, bolts, etc); (3) Twister concrete bin floor forms • Antique tillage equipment (plows, discs, one-ways, dump rake) • (2) 1250 gal poly water tanks • Trim-Met grain tester w/ scale; (2) New Holland hay testers • Holland 5th wheel hitch; 5th wheel hitches; saddle; harness pts & tack; traps & stretchers • Antiques (anvil; walk behind cult; wood spoked wheels; 30’’ cast iron cauldron, (2) slips, cutter running gear; stove; trunks; well pumps; coal scoops; stitching horse; crocks; jugs; chairs; 4 wheel scale; beam scales)

TRUCKS/STOCK TRAILER/CAMPER • 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 1T dually, 4x4, Cummins (deleted & tuned), auto, showing 148,000 km, quad cab, 8’ box, loaded w/ leather • 2000 GMC 2500 Sierra SLE, 4x4, 6-1/2’ box, showing 146,144 km, ext cab (3rd door), 6L • 24’ Featherlite TA aluminum stock trailer, 2002, (7’wide / 6-1/2’ high), 3 compartment • 2007 Host 11.5 Yellowstone DS camper, 2 slides, elec jacks w/ remote, outside shower, rear awning, 3 piece bath • 1992 Toyota 4 Runner SR5, 4x4, showing 371,995 km, 22R-E (4 AUCTIONEER’S NOTES • Online Bidding purchases will be cyl), auto charged a 3% fee to a maximum of

AUGERS & GRAIN VAC $800 CAD per item. • Brandt 10x70 XL mech swing • All goods are sold on an “as-is”, “where is” basis and any description, verbal auger, reverser or in advertising, of goods is set out or • Sakundiak HD7-45 auger w/ 16 offered as a guide only. The Auctioneer hp Kohler accepts no responsibility for errors in • Kongskilde Cushion Air 700 Turbo description, it being the responsibility of grain vac prospective buyers to inspect the goods before the sale and satisfy themselves GPS EQUIPMENT as to condition, age, authenticity, make • Trimble EZ steer w/ FM 750 or model. display, wheel motor, Terrain • Doug Johnson Auction Service Ltd. compensator, globe, foot switch does not guarantee actual hours and kilometres. • Trimble FM 750 display & globe


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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Geese can be very protective of their young and have been known to attack even humans, so keeping a distance is always advised.

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Little known facts about Canada geese By Lori Larsen

Branta canadensis, or what is most commonly known as the Canada goose, may not be the official bird of Canada, but it most certainly receives national identity. Returning overhead in the renowned V-shaped formation, Canada geese migrate back to the area where they were born for mating and nesting. Some may jest that the lead goose is the only one with a good view, but actually each bird in V-shaped formation flies a little bit higher than the goose in front of it, and the geese will shift positions during the sometimes daily, non-stop, 1,000-kilometre flights in order to take turns at breaking the wind and reducing fatigue. Theories behind the V-shaped formation appear to point to the same conclusion: it reduces wind resistance and conserves energy. Remarkably, Canada geese fly at an average speed of about 65 kilometres (40 miles) per hour when migrating, but may increase their speed to approximately 110 kilometres (70 miles) per hour if they catch a strong tailwind. If you think you have seen a goose off the wing of a plane, you may not be far from wrong. While typically they fly 2,000 to 8,000 feet, they have been spotted at altitudes of up to 9,000 feet. Aside from the familiar Vs forming in the skies, the return of the Canada goose is also marked by their boisterous honking, which is their way of communicating with one another. On average, Canada geese live anywhere from 10 to 25 years in the wild, although remark-

ably, some live to be as old as 30. They are also one of the few animals that mate for life, beginning their search for the lifelong companion at around age two or three years. In the sad event that a mate dies, they will try to find another partner. Baby geese, known as goslings, are led to water within 24 hours of being born in order to learn how to swim, a natural defence to escaping predators. By the time they are a mere one day old, the goslings will be able to dive 30 to 40 feet under water. Goslings are very impressionable and will follow just about anything or anyone that moves, thinking it is their mother. However, parent geese are quite protective and are known to violently attack anything or anyone that they sense may pose a threat to their babies. Known to nest on or near water, the Canada goose uses its habitat not only as a rich food source, but as a protective cover from predators that consist of humans, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, bobcats, and foxes, as well as gulls, eagles, crows, ravens and magpies that prey on eggs, as well as live birds. They are truly a remarkable bird, unmistakably identifiable by their long black necks and heads, and white chinstrap on the neck. They are the largest goose in the world, including the subspecies “giant Canada goose”. As they return to these parts, we are reminded of the hope of spring and that our world is constantly changing. They symbolize the will to endure and persevere, and that the journey home is always an option.

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RICHARDSON’S GROUND SQUIRREL CONTROL PROGRAM 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate is available for sale until March 4, 2022. This program is being cancelled. Buying limits in effect. For more information call Camrose County Agricultural Services


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Bidding Starts Friday, April 9, 2021 and Closes Friday, April 16, 2021

Don and Reg Buskas – Wetaskiwin, AB

LOCATED: On Hwy 611 (16 km east of Maskwacis or 17.7 km west of Hwy 21), go 4.8 km south on Rge Rd 231, then 0.8 km west on Twp Rd 441 or on Hwy 53 (26.5 km east of Ponoka or 15.5 km west of Hwy 21), go 11.4 km north on Hwy 822, then 4 km west on Twp Rd 441. Gate Sign – 231041 Twp Rd 441 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Don Buskas at 780-361-7611 or Reg Buskas at 780-361-7643 Previewing starts Friday, April 9 (please call in advance). Please follow Gov of AB COVID-19 guidelines. This is an extremely clean line of well-maintained equipment. Most equipment was purchased new. Major pieces have been shedded.

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TRACTORS • 2010 John Deere 8345RT, showing 2615 hrs, Big 1000 PTO (never used), 30’’ tracks, IVT trans, leather int, 60 GPM pump, 3-pt hitch, weight kit, Autotrac ready, 4 hyd plus return, HID lights • 2010 John Deere 7830 MFWD, showing 1739 hrs, AutoQuad Plus trans, LH reverser, 620/70R42 rear sgls, weight pkg, Autotrac ready, 540/1000 PTO, 3 hyd • 11’ Degelman dozer (9’ + 2’ exts), mech angle, was mtd on JD 7830 • 2013 John Deere 5083E MFWD, showing 422 hrs, open station, 3-pt hitch, Eco PTO, LH reverser, 2 rear & 2 mid hyd, joystick, 16.9x30 rears • 2013 John Deere 5055E MFWD w/ JD 553 ldr & 6’ bucket, joystick, showing 446 hrs, open station, 3-pt hitch, Eco PTO, LH reverser, 1 hyd, 16.9x28 rears • Int 650D 2WD, diesel (starts on gas), 1 hyd, 540 PTO, 18.4-34 rears COMBINES AND HEADERS • 2011 Case IH 7120 w/ Case 3016 (15) PU header, 1341 sep / 1706 eng hrs, 900/60R32 fronts, 600/65R28 rears, Pro 600 monitor, ext wear small tube rotor, lateral tilt, Uptime Inspection Feb/19 (1082 sep / 1375 eng hrs) $10,510.93 w/o, feeder chain & feeder house work Oct/18 (1350 eng hrs) $9,030.91 w/o • 2007 John Deere 9760 STS w/ JD 615P PU, 1543 sep / 2195 eng hrs, Bullet rotor, 800/70R38 fronts, Harvest screen, new feeder chain, rotor bearing & front gear box seal (fall 2020) Terms on Combines: 25% nonrefundable deposit, balance by Aug 1/21. • 30’ MacDon D60 draper header, 2005, sgl knife drive, PU reel, hyd center link, fore & aft, transport, CNH adapter • 25’ John Deere 925D draper header, 2002, PU reel, fore & aft, sgl point hook-up • Bergen 3600-HT header transport SPRAYER • 2014 100’ Case IH 3330 sprayer, showing 882 hrs, 380/90R46 tires, (4) Tridekon dividers, Luxury cab w/ leather, Aim Command, Pro 700 monitor, auto steer w/ 372 receiver, sectional control (6) w/ remote, auto height, hyd tread adj, 1000 US gal SS tank, 3’’ side & front fill, triple noz bodies (2 tips)

• Sakundiak SLMD 12-2200 SWATHER 12’’x72’ swing auger, elec swing • 2002 Premier 2940 swather w/ lift, reverser, lights 25’ 972 hdr, showing 1482 hdr / 1831 eng hrs, dbl knife drive (both • Westfield MK 100-61 10’’x61’ swing auger, elec swing lift, lights knives new in last 2 yrs), (1) Roto• Brandt 8’’x47’ Super Charged Shear, dbl swath, PU reel auger, 27 hp Kohler Command GRAIN TRUCKS Pro, elec winch • 2006 Freightliner Columbia TA • Sakundiak HD8-1400 8’’x46’ w/ 20’ Cancade box & hoist, auto auger, 25 hp Kohler Command Pro, elec winch shift, Detroit Series 60 (515 hp), Brehon remote hoist & endgate, • Sakundiak HD7-29 7’’x29’ auger, 12 hp Kohler, elec start showing 1,232,160 km, roll tarp • 2006 Freightliner Columbia TA • Brandt 6’’x35’ auger, 10 hp Briggs w/ 20’ Cancade box & hoist, auto HAYING & CATTLE EQUIPMENT shift, Detroit Series 60 (515 hp), • 2003 John Deere 567 rd baler, Brehon remote hoist & endgate, MegaWide hyd PU, 13,478 bales, showing 1,154,050 km, roll tarp auto chain oiler (5) • 1989 Ford F700 SA w/ 16’ wood • Case IH 8312 discbine, rubber over steel rollers box & hoist, showing 94,520 km, 429 gas, 5&2 trans, roll tarp • Highline 6800 bale processor, LH discharge • 1972 Ford 500 SA w/ 14’ box & hoist, showing 81,463 mi, 330 • Morris 1400 Hay-Hiker rd bale mover eng, 4&2 trans • John Deere 336 square baler AIR DRILL • New Holland 1044 PT bale wagon • 2006 47’ Bourgault 5710 Series • IH 530 SA manure speader II drill, sgl shoot w/ MRBs, 9.8’’ • IH 85 mixermill, has orig V belts spacing, 4’’ rubber packers, • Alteen AD-10V 10 wheel V rake primary blockage • Hi-Hog handling system w/ • 2018 Bourgault 6550 TBH cart, squeeze, palp cage, (3) sec 591 monitor, 5674 total acres S-alley, tub, etc seeded, 4 meters w/ 4 clutches, • Hi-Hog maternity pen Deluxe auger, bag lift, 650/65R38 • Qty of Hi-Hog panels rear duals, 540/65R24 front sgls, • (9) calf shelters (12’-16’), metal roof dual fan, LED light pkg • (6) Stampede tombstone bale HARROWS feeders • 72’ Bourgault 7200 heavy harrow, GPS EQUIPMENT 2011, 5/8’’ tines, hyd angle & • JD 2630 display w/ activation pressure • 70’ Bourgault 6000 Mid Harrow, • JD Starfire 3000 receiver • Trimble EZ Steer guidance system 2006 w/ 500 display, wheel motor, CULTIVATOR / DISC / PLOW terrain compensator, globe, foot • 40’ Bourgault 8800 cult, 8’’ switch spacing, 4 bar harrows ANTIQUE TRUCKS & EQUIPMENT • 28’ Case DOT TA disc, 9’’ spacing • 1968 IH 1100 Stepside pickup, • John Deere 3100 6 bottom plow 63,179 mi, V-304 eng, 4 spd GRAIN DRYER stand, runs & drives • Vertec 6500 grain dryer, NG, 3 • 1948 GM Maple Leaf, Model 1673, 12’ box & hoist, 61,937 mi, 6 cyl, phase converter, 20 hp on fan, 4&2 trans newer burner, wheels (stored inside), c/w 6’’x37’ (3 hp) & • McCormick Deering 15-30 tractor on steel, converted to gas, SN 6’’x31’ (5 hp) augers TG84417 AUGERS & GRAIN VAC • McCormick Deering 28-46 • Rem VRX grain vac w/ threshing machine attachments, 39.3 hrs, one owner, • McCormick 10’ RH drive binder, SN VRX40130 (Selling for Dennis canvasses, transport wheels Buskas 780-352-1077) • IH 459 breaking plow • Sakundiak SLMD 12-72 12’’x72’ • Massey Harris No 3A wood saw swing auger w/ Kramble elec w/ belt swing mover (remote), hyd swing • 5’ McCormick Deering No 7 ground drive mower lift, reverser, lights

• IH McCormick 110 Flexall tiller • 15’ IH McCormick Diskall harrow MISCELLANEOUS • (2) Westeel 900 gal dbl wall fuel tanks; Tuthill 700 fuel pump w/ meter • Fish N Hunt FH 12.6 Zodiac inflatable boat w/ 20 hp Yamaha, 2012 EZ Load trailer, full tarp, air pump, (Selling for Craig Lindholm 780-361-6900) • (8) 3 hp aeration fans • (2) Westfield 6’’x31’ augers (one w/ elec motor); Westfield 6’’x16’ auger w/ motor • (5) sets Case IH concaves (hard thresh, wide wire, etc); filler plates • JD wide wire concaves; (4) JD filler plates; (19) JD rear grate filler plates • John Deere R72 riding mower, 30’’ cut, 8 hp • Turf Power Plus MTD yard tractor w/ 30’’ rototiller • IH Cadet 526 rototiller, 5 hp • Chem Handler I; Sotera chem pump; (2) 5 hp banjo pumps • 30’ tow strap (9-1/2’’wide – used once); (3) poly water tanks (21250 gal / 1-800 gal); Motomco 919 grain tester w/ scale; 7’’ E-Kay bin sweep; 1000 US gal propane tank, 250 WP; 8’ Blanchard canola roller; (2) 4 wheel farm wagons (no deck); Carolina 40T press • Qty of 1-1/4’’ OD coil tubing; posts; ties; lumber • (2) boats & (2) outboard motors ANTIQUES • Enterprise cook stove; cast iron sausage stuffer; Marvelube 1 quart glass oil container w/ spout; flame thrower; qty binder twine; jugs, crocks, bottles; 1 bushel measurer; egg crates; tools; coffee grinder; lightning rods; lanterns; US Navy barrel; wood barrels; coal fork; Esso pail & grease can; plus lots more AUCTIONEER’S NOTES • Online Bidding purchases will be charged a 3% fee to a maximum of $800 CAD per item. • All goods are sold on an “as-is”, “where is” basis and any description, verbal or in advertising, of goods is set out or offered as a guide only. The Auctioneer accepts no responsibility for errors in description, it being the responsibility of prospective buyers to inspect the goods before the sale and satisfy themselves as to condition, age, authenticity, make or model. • Doug Johnson Auction Service Ltd. does not guarantee actual hours and kilometres.

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Bidding Starts Wednesday, April 14, 2021 and Closes Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Ron and Dianne Felzien (Harris View Farms Ltd.) – Forestburg, AB LOCATED: From Forestburg, go 6.4 km north on Hwy 856, then 3 km east on Twp Rd 424, or from Strome, go 19 km south on Hwy 856, then 3 km east on Twp Rd 424. Gate Sign – 15012 Twp Rd 424 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ron Felzien at 780-678-4019 Previewing starts Wednesday, April 14 (please call in advance). Please follow Gov of AB COVID-19 guidelines. This is an extremely clean line of well-maintained equipment. Major pieces have been shedded.

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TRACTORS & BACKHOE • 2011 Case IH 535 Pro Quadtrac, showing 2634 hrs, 36’’ tracks, PS trans, LH shuttle, high capacity pump, Pro 600 w/ auto steer (262 receiver), Luxury cab w/ leather, oil level sight glasses, 5 hyd plus return, HID lights, tow cable, rear weights, air ride cab • 2009 Case IH 335 4WD w/ 520/85R46 duals, showing 1128 hrs, PS trans, LH shuttle, 4 hyd plus return, Trimble auto steer w/ CFX 750 display • John Deere 4440 2WD, showing 4690 hrs, quad trans, 3 hyd, 540/1000 PTO, plumbed for Outback auto steer, 18.4-38’s w/ duals • Buhler Allied 795 ldr w/ 8’ quick attach bucket & grapple, ltd use, was on JD 4440 • Buhler Allied bale fork fits 795 ldr • John Deere 2750 2WD w/ JD 146 ldr & 6’ bucket, showing 1101 hrs, open station, 3-pt hitch, 18.4-34 tires, 2 hyd, 540 PTO • John Deere 410 backhoe w/ Extend-A-Hoe, dirt bucket w/ pallet fork attach, 24’’ quick attach digging bucket, newer 18.4-24 rear tires, showing 4237 hrs, shuttle shift COMBINES & HEADERS • 2012 Case IH 8120 w/ Case 3016 (15) Series II hdr (2015), showing 1256 sep / 1580 eng hrs, 520/85R42 duals, Pro 700 w/ auto steer (262 receiver), standard tube rotor, lateral hdr tilt, hopper camera & monitor, LED lights • 2011 Case IH 8120 w/ Case 3016 (15) PU hdr (2012), showing 1121 sep / 1632 eng hrs, 520/85R42 duals, Pro 600 w/ auto steer (262 receiver), standard tube rotor, lateral hdr tilt, leather seats, hopper camera & monitor, LED lights, rear hitch • 2011 Case IH 8120 w/ Case 3016 (15) PU hdr (2011), showing 1234 sep / 1606 eng hrs, 620/70R42 duals, Pro 600 monitor, standard tube rotor, lateral hdr tilt, hopper camera & monitor, LED lights, rear hitch All 3 combines have had regular Case IH service. All cones have been replaced in past 3 yrs. Felziens did not grow peas. Terms on Combines: 25% nonrefundable deposit, balance by Aug 1/21.

• 2014 MacDon D65-S draper header, 35’ • 2013 Case IH 2152 draper header, 35’ • 2013 Case IH 2152 draper header, 35’ All headers c/w split PU reel, sgl knife drive, hyd center link, fore & aft, transport, poly skids, upper cross auger (not mtd), CNH adapter, crop lifters. SWATHERS • 2011 Challenger SP115C swather w/ 30’ 5200 hdr (2013), showing 631 hrs • 2010 Massey Ferguson 9435 swather w/ 30’ 5200 hdr (2011), showing 906 hrs • 2009 Challenger SP115C swather w/ 30’ 5200 hdr (2013), showing 1143 hrs All swathers c/w Outback auto steer w/ STS monitors, (2) Roto-Shears, dbl swath, fore & aft, hyd center link, PU reels, rear weights, hitch SPRAYER • 2004 John Deere 4710 SP sprayer, 100’, 2487 hrs, 320/90R46 tires, 800 gal, Tridekon air lift dividers, 3’’ fill, 3 way noz bodies, hyd tread adj, Outback auto steer w/ STS display, Norac UC4 auto boom height, Rinex 4080 sectional control, JD brown box, air ride (updated to automatic) • (4) Michelin 520 / 85R38 (20.8R38) flotation tires & rims TRUCKS & TRAILER • 2004 IH 4400 DT 530 TA grain truck w/ 21’ box & hoist (Cancade), showing 435,232 km, 8511 hrs, Fuller 10 spd, DT 530 eng, new 11R22.5 rears, alum rims, dual hoist controls, roll tarp, air ride • 1982 IH F1954 TA grain truck w/ 20’ box & hoist, showing 533,722 km, 466 eng, Fuller 13 spd RT, spring susp, roll tarp • 2009 Sterling SA w/ 19’ steel deck, showing 10,206 km, Cummins ISL 345, Roadranger 10 spd, HD front axle, air ride, sells w/ 1600 gal poly tank, 50’ hose on elec Setter Super Reel, Chem Handler III, Honda GX 200 banjo pump, Sotera chem pump w/ meter, chemical / tool cabinets, rear ladder • 1996 Western Star 4964F hwy truck w/ 60’’ sleeper, Cummins N14 Celect, 18 spd trans, showing 841,523 km, 11R24.5 tires, alum rims, 2nd owner

• 2001 Doepker 38’ TA grain trailer, dual cranks, roll tarp, air ride, 11R24.5 tires, rear storage compartment, one owner • (2) Michel’s hyd hopper augers AIR DRILL & AIR SEEDER • 2010 Bourgault 5810 drill, 62’, sgl shoot w/ NH3 MRB III’s (Raven NH3 SCS440 controller w/ sectional control), 9.8’’ spacing, 3’’ steel packers, ¾’’ carbide tips (MRBs updated w/ greasable bearings spring 2020 / packer bearing replaced spring 2019), sells w/ 2013 Bourgault 6450 cart, 591 monitor, 4 comp, 4 meters, 30.5L-32 sgls, (3) tank cameras & monitor, (tank is one owner) • Twin 1000 gal NH3 tanks on 4 whl cart, 21.5L-16.1 tires, certified Aug/20 • 40’ Bourgault 8800 air seeder w/ Bourgault 3165 cart (has 3rd tank), newer 4 bar harrows, 8’’ spacing CULTIVATOR & SCRAPER • 60’ Bourgault 9400 DT cult w/ NH3 kit, John Blue controller, 4 bar harrows • Caterpillar No 70 PT hyd scraper, 21.00-25 rear / 16.00-24DT front tires, professionally converted HARROWS • 90’ Bourgault 6000 Mid Harrow, 2006, 3 seasons on new tines • 70’ Bourgault 6000 Mid Harrow, 2008, w/ Valmar 3255 and broadcast kit • 60’ Flexicoil S82 harrows & drawbar WATER CANNON / BIN CRANE • Double A Trailers Water Cannon, Model WC183-051, sgl head, 1000 PTO, 16.5L-16.1 tires, purchased new spring 2020 • Baumle Enterprises Ltd bin crane GRAIN VAC & AUGERS • Rem VRX grain vac w/ load out nozzle, floor sweep, showing 39 hrs • Westfield MK130-71 Plus 13’’x71’ mech swing auger w/ Auger Jogger 12V swing mover (remote), light, full bin indicator • Westfield MK100-61 10’’x61’ mech swing auger, full bin indicator, reverser • Brandt 8’’x35’ auger w/ Honda 390 (13 hp), 2016, elec start, reverser • Brandt 8’’x35’ auger w/ 15 hp Kohler Command Pro, elec start

• Brandt 8’’x35’ auger w/ Honda 13 hp, elec start BINS & AERATION • (5) Meridian GM 4000 hopper bins, dbl skids (2020-2014) • (15) Grainguard aeration fans, 3-7.5 hp CATTLE EQUIPMENT • John Deere 530 rd baler, 31x13.5/15HS tires, dbl string tie • New Holland 519 SA manure spreader FUEL TRAILER & FUEL TANKS • Meridian Fuel Express Platinum TA fuel trailer, 3621 L, 6-1/2 hp pump, auto hose reel, def tank w/ 12V pump & auto hose reel, used one season • WST 15,000 L (3300 gal) dbl wall fuel tank w/ skid, 2017 • 5000 gal upright fuel tank, sgl wall MISCELLANEOUS • (2) Watermaster slough pumps w/ hose • Qty of slough pump hose • 9-1/2’ x 55’’ W custom built SA trailer • (3) 10’ Harmon canola rollers • Kinsella hyd rock picker • 5’ King Kutter 3-pt disc, notched blades • 5’ 3-pt mower • 7’ Ford 3-pt rear blade • 5-1/2’ Dearborn 3-pt cult • Craftsman lawnmower, 46’’ deck, 22 hp • (2) pair of swath converging wheels • Grain tester w/ case; (2) RotoShears; (5) Zon #4 duck cannons w/ timers; Air filter blaster; slip tank • (4) 14.9-24 rice lug tires & rims (off NH3 cart); (2) 23.1-26 tires & rims; (2) 14.9-24 tires; (2) 17.5L24 tires; qty truck tires AUCTIONEER’S NOTES • Online Bidding purchases will be charged a 3% fee to a maximum of $800 CAD per item. • All goods are sold on an “as-is”, “where is” basis and any description, verbal or in advertising, of goods is set out or offered as a guide only. The Auctioneer accepts no responsibility for errors in description, it being the responsibility of prospective buyers to inspect the goods before the sale and satisfy themselves as to condition, age, authenticity, make or model. • Doug Johnson Auction Service Ltd. does not guarantee actual hours and kilometres.


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Canadian government invests in farm safety The Government of Canada highlighted Canadian Agriculture Safety Week (CASA) with an up to $1.4 million investment to boost farm safety. Agriculture Safety Week was March 14 to 20. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an investment of up to $1.4 million over two years to improve farm safety. “Agricultural producers work in an environment that presents many safety risks. Through various training and resources, including programs designed for children, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association provides life-saving tools. This new investment from the federal government supports these excellent initiatives that protect our farm families,” said Bibeau. The announcement kicked off this year’s Canadian Agriculture Safety Week by providing the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) with funding to provide valuable farm safety tools and advice to Canada’s agriculture industry. This funding through the AgriCompetitiveness program will also facilitate a series of initiatives that promote farm safety for producers, their families and workers. Activities include raising awareness, community engagement and the development and maintenance of safety resources and tools to address existing and emerging safety needs at the provincial and national level. In addition to outreach and awareness activities, CASA will continue to provide farm safety learning opportunities to rural emergency responders and firefighters, and provide online health and safety training courses to farm workers.

The theme for Agricultural Safety Week was Lead an AgSafe Canada. CASA showcased farm safety initiatives and programs across Canada. They will continue to provide essential training and tools to farmers and stakeholders relating to existing and emerging safety concerns at the farm level. Farm safety is crucial to the overall health and well-being of Canada’s farmers. Ensuring farmers have access to tools to protect both their mental and physical health is key to the strength and prosperity of the agriculture sector. “With this $1.4-million investment from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, CASA is in a position to continue to support initiatives and work with our partners to equip producers, their families, and their workers with the information and tools needed to make farms a safe place to live, work and play. We appreciate the continued support of AAFC and their commitment to safe and healthy farms across Canada,” added Carolyn Van Den Heuvel, chair of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a fiveyear, $3-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the AgriCompetitiveness Program helps the agricultural sector leverage, coordinate and build on existing capacity, enhance safety, adapt to changing commercial and regulatory environments, seize new opportunities, share best practices and provide mentorship opportunities. In an average year, agricultural fatalities account for the deaths of over 100 adults and children in Canada.

tural industry, we can’t highlight the importance of machine safety awareness on the farm enough,” said Lynn Brownell, president and CEO of Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS). “Among the leading causes of Ontario farm-related fatalities, runovers and equipment rollovers continue to be tragic occurrences.” Read the manufacturer’s manual, ensuring your machines are well-maintained, and operate them according to the printed guidelines. This is not the time or place to take shortcuts–losing a few minutes of

daylight by taking the long way around a steep hill is preferable to losing time to injury…or worse. Make sure you’re giving any machinery a wide berth while it’s being used, keeping the area around the machine clear of animals, children and adults alike. Children especially should have a clearly designated area safely away from the heavy equipment in which they can play or do chores. Give your workspace a thorough visual inspection before starting, ensuring there are no broken parts or unsafe work habits going on that may lead to injury.

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Safety basics can’t be overlooked on the farm By Murray Green

Amid COVID-19 anxiety that continues to impact workers across Canada, the agricultural industry continues to face shifting priorities, juggling mitigation efforts and workforce impacts with daily chores, regular maintenance and upkeep. National Farm Safety Week was March 14 to 20, and the Canada Safety Council and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) remind Canadians that farming continues to be one of the most hazardous industries in the country

and that safety needs to be prioritized in the workflow. “It’s been a challenging year for many of us and the agricultural industry is no exception,” said Gareth Jones, president and CEO of the Canada Safety Council. “Maintaining a high standard of safety should be ever present and continually reinforced in farm environments. In an industry of constantly shifting priorities, it’s important to remember to brush up on the basics, too.” The Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting estimates an average of 85 fatalities every year on the

farm. The most common cause, overwhelmingly, is machinery, to the tune of 70 per cent of all deaths on the farm. These can include machine rollovers, where a vehicle is improperly balanced on a hill and rolls on its side, striking either the operator or anyone who is nearby. They can also include machine runovers, where either a machine is left unmanned and rolls over its operator, or the machine’s operator runs over someone in the vicinity. “As a health and safety association dedicated to supporting the agricul-

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Shoulder pulling is part of Camrose County’s ongoing road maintenance program, and an intricate and important part of the overall roadway rehabilitation and construction agenda. Shoulder pulling is a construction process which basically brings a previously reconstructed road back into Camrose County specifications, or alternatively, an effort to improve a black dirt road that was constructed by an elevated grader or other means. “I move that Camrose County council approve the 2021 proposed shoulder pull program, which includes Range Road 195 (Aberhart Road) from Township Road 450 to Highway 609, Range Road

192 (Ohaton Road) from Highway 13 to Highway 26, Range Road 185 from Township Road 464 to Highway 26, Township Road 472 from Range Road 195 to Range Road 193, Range Road 204 from Township Road 474 to Township Road 480, Township Road 474 from Range Road 182 to Secondary Road 854, Township Road 480 from Range Road 183 to Highway 834, Township Road 484 from Highway 833 to Highway 834, for a total of 28.5 miles, of which 20 miles will be completed as required by the seasonal conditions, to be completed by Re-call Gravel Systems, with funding to be provided through general revenue,” said councillor Doug Lyseng. Shoulder pulling is to

The following briefly described farmlands located in Beaver County are hereby offered for sale by tender, subject to the reservations, exceptions, and encumbrances contained in the existing certificates of title: NW & SW 20-48-13 W4 (containing 320 titled acres) excepting thereout all mines and minerals FEATURES of this property: • NW 20-48-13 W4 contains old yard site (with power, original water well and septic) and newly fenced 35 acre portion for cattle; • SW 20-48-13 W4 has surface lease revenue currently paying $3,800.00/year; • Land seeded to oats in 2020; • 255+/- total cultivated acres. The sale of these lands is to the terms and conditions hereinafter mentioned: • Seller makes no warranties or representations about the property’s size/measurement, condition or environmental status. • Buyer is responsible for all costs associated with registration of Transfer. • Tender price shall be excluding G.S.T. • Interested parties must tender on full ½ section. • Tender bids in writing will be received by the lawyer noted below up to, but not after, 12:00 o’clock noon on April 6, 2021. Tenders should be forwarded to: Andreassen Borth Law Office, Killam, Alberta in a sealed envelope marked “Tanton Tender”, and accompanied by a cheque made payable to “Andreassen Borth” for $10,000.00. • The balance of the purchase price to be paid by solicitor’s trust cheque or certified funds on, or before, April 30, 2021 (“Possession Date”). No adjustment for 2021 property taxes, which will be paid in full by the Buyer. No adjustment for any surface lease payments/rental received by the Seller prior to the Possession Date. • Mineral rights, if any, are not included in the sale. • The highest, or any tender, not necessarily accepted. The Seller may reject any or all tenders. Tenders will not be opened in public. • If successful tenderer does not complete the purchase after acceptance of their tender, their deposit shall be forfeited to the Seller. For further particulars, please contact Colin at 780-336-6567. Andreassen Borth Barristers & Solicitors 5014 50 Street, P.O. Box 727, Killam, AB T0B 2L0

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be completed to the County specifications so that regular road maintenance can occur in two grader passes, and gravel contributed per mile of road can be limited to a smaller cross section. The shoulder pull restructuring of the road is a larger-scale version of the constant road maintenance that is trying to be achieved through regular blading of the roads, which is largely intended to maintain good road surface drainage. “While there are 28.5 miles of roads proposed, only 20 miles will be completed. Discussions with the contractor leading up to this season have resulted in the roads being planned for completion later in the season,

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which should promote better conditions for shoulder pulling (drier shoulders). With that in mind, it is anticipated that the dry conditions projects can be prioritized for completion, but in the event the season is relatively wet with lots of rainy periods, work will be shifted to the wet conditions projects when required. In doing this, it

is planned that a full 20 miles of roads can be completed, but resources can be maximized on roads that will result in the best finished product,” shared Zach Mazure, public works manager. Under ideal conditions, the County could complete all 28.5 miles of road, but that will be determined at a later date.

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RCMP answer questions By Lori Larsen

During an RCMP Town Hall meeting (virtual) held on March 3, Wetaskiwin/ Camrose RCMP Detachment Commander Inspector Keith Durance, Camrose Detachment Community Liaison Corporal Kevin Krebs and Bashaw RCMP Detachment Commander Sergeant Bruce Holliday answered questions from attendees. Comment from chat

Camrose County Reeve Cindy Trautman asked whether or not they (RCMP) thought the legalization of cannabis changed crime, and whether there have been any issues with impairment.”

Krebs responded, “Just from my experience, there haven’t been as many calls for service in regards to cannabis that I think was originally expected. “Cannabis is a little bit more complex (than alcohol impairment) for the investigation side of it. It takes a lot longer, due to the fact that the testing ability usually comes from drug recognition experts or blood and urine samples.” Durance further said, “Where we are seeing an increase in cannabis charges is with our traffic units coming across Possession of Cannabis Within Easy Access to the Driver

(in accordance to the Cannabis Act). “Now that cannabis is legalized, people are carrying it in their vehicles in the centre console. Lock it away in the trunk or glove box or in a bag on the back seat, something to that affect.” Holliday indicated that methamphetamine and opioids are still the main drugs of concern. Trautman inquired about the information coming from the Alberta Government about the formation of a provincial police force. Durance said, “Municipalities can pay for policing in a variety of ways.

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In my opinion, the RCMP still have a good fan base where our rural people really do still enjoy seeing their ‘Mounties’ doing their police work.” He continued by saying that the RCMP, for decades, have been financially sound and less expensive in the policing services offered. “We are still a very affordable police force, and we have been the police force of choice for a long, long time in this province. With that being said, the people can choose and we will move forward.” Durance made reference to a study supported by the RCMP coming out in April, that will go to the government providing statistics and results regarding crime reduction and moving forward. “I think the government will get a very clear picture on what the financial hit will be, and the results of several studies and also comments like the ones Camrose County is putting in a letter, indicating they want to stay with the RCMP. “We have been very consistent with providing safe policing for the rural communities. I think overall, the percentage is very

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high for people in the rural communities wanting to stay with the RCMP.” During the March 9 Camrose County Council meeting, council voted to send a letter to the Provincial Government indicating their position that they would not be in support of a provincial police force. On a final note, Trautman said that one of the priorities the County would like the RCMP to place focus on is how to effectively police those suffering from mental health unwellness. Durance responded, “What we are seeing across North America is policing dealing with the mental health component of crime. We see people who are not well, suffering from mental illness, and are acting out in a criminal manner and/ or breaking the law, then police have to respond. “Our (RCMP) members are going to these calls for service, yet they do not particularly get a lot of training on how to deal with someone having a mental episode. We can identify mental health concerns, do some de-escalation techniques and try talking with the subjects and dealing with them.” Continued to page 8

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TENDERS ARE INVITED for the purchase of the following property located in the Flagstaff County: MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 16 TOWNSHIP 46 SECTION 15 QUARTER SOUTH EAST EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AREA: 64.7 HECTARES (160 ACRES) MORE OR LESS The land is fully fenced with 2 dugouts. The land is currently pasture; however, 100 acres had been previously broke. The title to the property will be free and clear of all financial encumbrances. GST will be added to the tender price unless the purchaser is a GST registrant at the time of closing. TENDERS must be in writing, accompanied by a certified cheque for 5% of the tender price, sealed in an envelope marked “Congdon Tender” and must be received by Fielding & Company LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, #100, 4918-51 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1S3, on or before 12:00 noon, April 1, 2021. Municipal taxes will be adjusted. The closing and adjustment date of sale will be May 3, 2021, and the successful tenderer must pay the balance of the purchase price, plus GST unless the tenderer is a GST registrant, on the closing date, or the deposit will be forfeited. The deposits of all unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them forthwith after the closing of tenders. No conditional tenders will be accepted, and the highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. No warranty whatsoever is given as to the condition of the property or as to the fitness of the property for any purpose. For further information about the tender process, phone Wayne Throndson, Q.C. at Fielding & Company LLP, 780672-8851. For further information about the property phone Dennis Congdon at 780-608-5719.



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The farm appearing in this photograph is located in the Camrose trading area. If you recognize it as yours, come to the Camrose Booster, 4925-48 Street, Camrose. You will be presented with a free 8” x 10” colour enlargement of the photo.

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Durance went on to explain the Rural Police and Crisis Teams (RPCT), that include the presence of a psychiatrist nurse or psychologists along with a police officer, have been attending calls for service (specifically with mental health concerns) in Edmonton and Calgary and have been very successful. “RPCT teams come in and apply special training and work with these people in an attempt to avoid physical confrontations with the subject and police. Then they are able to get these people the help they need. “In 80 per cent of the cases where these RPCT teams attend, where we would normally have to apprehend the person under the Mental Health Act, they don’t have to apprehend them.” Durance said the RCMP is working with Camrose Police Service to look at bringing teams to these particular jurisdictions. Holliday said that Bashaw has created two Community Wellness Teams to provide social services support to people suffering from mental health unwellness.

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Hunting statistics indicate a busy year in the province By Lori Larsen

Camrose Fish and Wildlife District Officer Lorne Rinkel reports that province-wide, FWEB has noticed a notable increase in the amount of hunters. “With the COVID crisis came a huge increase in the public seeking outdoor activity,” which Rinkel said was observed by Park Rangers, Wardens and FWEB officers–anybody working in the outdoors. “Many people were unable to use their holidays in the summer because of travel restrictions, which may account for the increase in the recreational sport of hunting in the fall. I have

also seen a large increase in young and teenaged hunters as they find their way back to the outdoors and new local adventures.” Hunting still remains a popular sport for many seeking adventure in the great outdoors, enjoying the amazing natural resources Alberta has to offer, and harvesting meat for consumption. In 2019, reports indicated that 131,172 hunters hunted in Alberta. Of those, 91 per cent were residents, six per cent were non-resident aliens (not Canadian citizens) and three per cent were non-resident (not resident of Alberta). Adult

hunters accounted for 82 per cent of Alberta hunters, while youth made up seven per cent and seniors 11 per cent. The efforts of Fish and Wildlife officers, along with the revenue collected for hunting licences, play primary roles in the conservation of our natural resources. Over $20 million in revenue was collected from the sale of hunting licences, hunting draw applications and WiN cards for the 2019-20 season. With 43 per cent of hunting licence revenue going directly to the Alberta Conservation Association levy in support of program-

ming, the future of our natural resources is kept in tact. Licence and administration fees accounted for just over 26 per cent and provide compensation to licence issuers, pay for licensing services, including the annual hunter harvest and effort survey delivered through AlbertaRelm.com. The Alberta Government receives 28.5 per cent of hunting licence revenue collected; 20 per cent goes to general revenue, while six per cent goes to a dedicated fund to deliver wildlife management programs which benefit all hunters, present and future. Residents are encour-

aged to report any suspicious or illegal hunting and fishing activity, dangerous wildlife encounters and serious public lands by using the toll free Report A Poacher line at 1-800-6423800 or visiting alberta.ca/ report-a-poacher. By reporting an incident, you could be eligible for a reward. Tips received are vital at helping FWEB investigations and play an important part in the continuation of the ethical sport of hunting and protection of natural resources.

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March 23, 2021 Country Booster  

Camrose Alberta newspaper for rural farming community

March 23, 2021 Country Booster  

Camrose Alberta newspaper for rural farming community