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Vol. LXIX, No. 23    32 pages    May 4, 2021

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Helen Schwab, owner of Eastside Greenhouse, tends bedding plants that will be popular in advance of Mother’s Day, May 9.

Many people will be shopping for Mother’s Day presents this week. While moms’ and grandmothers’ tastes and interests vary widely, one of the shopping ideas that will appease many special people and, as an added bonus, are readily available locally, are flowers and plants. Though restrictions affecting greenhouses and their patrons alike are in effect this year, the chance to put a smile on the faced of your loved one will be worth the slight inconvenience imposed as a result of provincial and area COVID-19 rules. Operating policies will inevitably vary from greenhouse to greenhouse. Check with your preferred grower to determine their situation regarding phone-in and advance website orders, curbside pickup, delivery and payment options, capacity restrictions and hours of operation.

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Inside Who Can I Count On? . . . . . . . . 6 City of Camrose . . . . . . 14 and 15 Out and About . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 On the Road . . . . . . . . . 21 to 23 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 to 26 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . 28 to 30 Central Agencies Realty Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 31 and 32

To Camrose Homes To Rural Homes *partial coverage Tuesday With Booster Brick Warehouse   ✔ ✔ Canada Safeway   ✔* ✔ ✔* ✔ Canadian Tire   City of Camrose Year in Review   ✔ Hauser Home Hardware   ✔*x 2 ✔*x 2 Hearing Life   ✔ ✔ M & M Food Market   ✔ ✔* Peavey Mart   ✔ ✔* Save-On-Foods   ✔ ✔* Shoppers Drug Mart   ✔ ✔* Walmart   ✔ ✔* Wild Rose Co-op   ✔ ✔ Windsor Plywood   ✔ ✔

News Features School resource officer does the Cobra-Chicken Shuffle. . . . . . . 4 Centra Cam’s annual Bowl-a-thon moves forward. . . . . . 5 Kidney Walk held virtually in June . 8 Ode to mothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Just Sayin’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Reflections by Bonnie Hutchinson. . . . . . . . . .18 Ask the Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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Doing the Cobra-Chicken Shuffle By Lori Larsen

“Be the best you can be and that goodness will spread outward” basically sums up the goal behind the Camrose Police Service CORE [Care for self and others, Online responsibility and integrity, Relationship with self (mental health) and with others, and Establishing boundaries] program offered to In an effort to encourage the grade 3 and 6 students throughout students to dedicate time and sinthe City of Camrose. cere effort into the CORE proThe CORE Program was cregram, Constable Fernhout taps ated and developed by the Caminto some unique ways to inspire rose Police Service (CPS) and is the students, including a promise based on the specific needs of the of a fun surprise if they complete youth in the community. CORE combines the strategies their booklets. “All of the grade three stuof a number of different programs dents at St. Patrick Catholic School and organizations including: not only completed their booklets, DARE, The Council, Edmonton’s but did so early,” praised Fernhout. Safe in 6 Program and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. The concept of developing healthy youth who, in turn, will create healthy connections to their communities is specific to Camrose Police Service. “As the School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Camrose Police Service, I feel one of the most important jobs I have is to teach children about how they can help and serve others in their community in healthy ways,” explained Camrose Police Service SRO officer Constable John Fernhout. “The CORE Program teachLori Larsen, es grade 3 and Camrose Booster 6 students that Camrose Police they have a core Service School at their cenResource tre made up of Officer Constable their body, mind John Fernhout and spirit. The finished his healthier they demonstration of the Cobra-Chicken keep their body, Shuffle to St. Patrick mind and spirit, Catholic School the stronger they Grade 3 students, will be and better with a token tree hug. able to serve the people around them.” Unique to Camrose, the CORE program revolves around one basic concept: youth who serve the communities around them in True to his word, Conhealthy ways will be motivated to stable Fernhout paid a surmake safe and healthy choices in prise visit to St. Pats on their own lives. Friday, April 16, to not only “We are very blessed and grateful to have the support and express his delight with the partnership of teachers, adminis- commitment of the students, trators, parents, and the students but to demonstrate that a themselves,” noted CPS Inspector little fun goes a long way. “We learn many lessons John Corbett. “We are very proud of our school resource program and from our mascot Cornelius all of the great work that Const. the Cobra-Chicken (a CanaFernhout and every other school da Goose) about community, resource officer and instructor has and leadership,” explained Fernhout. “I promised all the done in all of our local schools.” During the CORE program, Grade 3s at St. Pat’s that I students participate in seven basic would do the Cobra-Chicken lessons including: meet and greet; Shuffle if they completed introduction to the CORE Program their CORE booklets.” After one of the St. Pats and how it works; caring for yourteachers dropped off a bookself so you can serve others; online safety and integrity; relationship let of pictures and drawings with self and others; establish- showing the students’ gratiing boundaries; and making good tude, Fernhout immediately choices; followed by a graduation knew that he had to reciprocate. at the end. “This is what the program As part of the program, the students are tasked with main- is all about, loving and showtaining their CORE booklets, with ing gratitude to the people the goal of completing tasks and around us. One of the things earning points relative to CORE we talk about in CORE is CCP, mantra by the end of the program’s or Cobra-Chicken-Power. This is when we do something good seven lessons.

for someone else and it causes a chain reaction, and the others also involved feel good and pass it on.” So, on April 16, in an effort to show the students how grateful he was, Fernhout put his words into action with his version of the Cobra-Chicken shuffle coached by Fernhout’s wife Misty. “With the help of CPS Sergeant John Tomaszewski, Peace Officer Erin Van Kuppeveld, and St. Pat’s vice principal Michelle Nanias, we gave the Grade 3s the very first Cobra-Chicken Shuffle.” After three minutes of strutting his dancing skills outside in the front of the school, and to the amusement of the Grade 3 students, Fernhout ran over and hugged a tree. “I always tell my students to get outside and hug a tree. So I thought I would show them how its done at the end of my shuffle.” His actions spoke louder than any words could, as students, teachers and staff alike applauded, laughed and smiled at Fernhout’s demonstration of community spirit. “This past year

has certainly been particularly straining on all of the teachers and students in our schools, and this is an example of one small way that we can try to keep smiling and keep everyone’s spirits up,” commented Inspector Corbett. “We truly recognize how much of a positive impact we can have and what a privilege it is to be able to engage with all of these amazing kids in our schools.” Bringing CORE to the youth of the community is a passion for Fernhout, and knowing that the actions of one can ripple so far out is not only a lesson he teaches, but lives. “As youth grow up in our community, they become the core of our City,” he attested. “If we can educate and train our youth to make positive contributions to the people around them, then our youth will be stronger, and the communities around them will be stronger. The

Submitted CPS SRO Constable John Fernhout, front left, performs the Cobra-Chicken shuffle for St. Pat’s Grade 3 students while CPS Community Peace Officer Erin Van Kuppeveld holds on to CORE mascot Cornelius.

Submitted As a show of gratitude to CPS Constable Fernhout for teaching the CORE program, St. Patrick Catholic School Grade 3 student Jayda Boren drew a picture and wrote a note of thanks.

core values of the Camrose Police Service are centered on valuing our people and the community. We believe in being part of a strong team, acting with integrity, and caring for others.” Teaching trust, especially amidst youth and law enforcement, is vital in bridging gaps and building strong foundations in any community. “Youth who have trust and rapport with their local police service are more connected to the city in which they live. Strong communities develop from citizens who have integrity, care for one another, and the city in which they live. The CORE Program is dedicated to helping youth develop positive attitudes and behaviors regarding their own health so they can better serve the people and community around them.” To view the video, produced with the assistance of CPS dispatcher Kelsey Stratichuk, of Constable Fernhout shuffling his way into the hearts of St. Pat’s students and teachers, visit the Camrose Police Service Facebook page.


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TIME: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. • LOCATION: Zoom Meeting The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Approve the minutes of the May 25, 2020 Annual General Meeting 2. Report of Chairperson 3. Program Report 4. Review the Audited Financial Statements for 2020 5. Election/Ratification of Board of Directors 6. Appointment of Auditor All Director positions are appointed annually. FVAS requests that nominees for Directors and Executive positions be declared on or before Monday May 10, 2021. Nominees are asked to please submit their resumé and statement of interest to cdss5@telusplanet.net Positions available include: Director – Chairperson Director – Vice Chairperson Director – Secretary Directors x 3 To attend the virtual AGM please register by email to cdss5@telusplanet. net by Monday, May 10, 2021. Meeting documents will be emailed, or hard copies are available at the office after May 10, 2021. All attendees are invited to be members of Family Violence Action Society and are asked to pay an Annual membership fee of $5.00. Details to access the virtual AGM will be sent to all registrants by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021. 4821 - 51 Street, Camrose AB T4V 1R9 • Phone: (780) 672-0141 Fax: (780) 672-2833 E: cdss5@telusplanet.net www.camrosefcss.ca

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Centra Cam’s annual Bowl-a-thon moves forward By Murray Green

The 24th annual Centra Cam Bowl-a-thon is going to be held on June 11. The date has been set, although the format might have options for bowlers. It could be held virtually, and/ or in an outdoor setting. “We are so excited to be proceeding with our annual Bowl-a-thon,” said Centra Cam Bowl-a-thon committee member Vina Johnson. “Will it look different this year? Yes, and we are excited to have everyone be part of it again.” June 11 will be the Bowl-a-thon date, however, they will start scheduling bowling times as early as June 1. “Our hope is that we will be able to bowl in some capacity at the bowling alley. However, if this is not an option, we will set up bowling right here in Centra Cam’s yard. As restrictions change, we will have

a better idea of what we can and cannot do,” explained Vina. Visit the Facebook page and Like and Follow Centra Cam. They will offer weekly updates, videos and some livestreaming leading up to the event. “We are hoping to use the 2Home Hardware props from the Bowl-for-theGreen event that is usually held downtown (during Jaywalkers’ Jamboree) every year. We would only have 10 people at a time. That is why we would start on June 1 and have several people each day. Most people will participate virtually.” This year, Centra Cam will be using a fundraising platform called Charity Village. This page went live yesterday on May 3. The link to start fundraising is https://give.charityvillage. com/Bowlathon2021. You can donate to a

team. Clients are grouped in teams by the first letter of their last name. They are still accepting cash donations at the Centra Cam main facility if you would prefer to donate in person. All donations of $100 or more will be recognized on social media and in the local newspaper. Centra Cam is looking for more challenge teams. So far, teams include Hauser Home Hardware, EMCO, Camrose Insurance (Co-operators) and Boston Pizza. Bank Challenge Teams to date include Scotiabank, Vision Credit Union, CIBC, BMO and RBC. They would like to see other banks join in as well. A portion of the proceeds raised will be going towards enhancing and encouraging physical activity for clients.


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Federal budget not helping west By Murray Green

The Canadian budget could be making a bad situation worse. “More than a year late, swimming in red ink and rife with risky new economic strategies based on the Liberals’ reimagined Canada (sums up the budget). The Liberals appear to be doubling down on their failures,” said Battle River-Crowfoot MP Damien Kurek, when he responded to finance min-

ister Chrystia Freeland’s first budget presented on April 19. The leader of Canada’s Conservatives Erin O’Toole said, “The Prime Minister wants to test an out-of-control debt plan without any real stimulus, one that abandons the natural resource sector entirely, and provides no real fiscal anchor. This Ottawa-knows-best approach will continue to lead to ballooning housing costs, higher

taxes, growing risk of inflation, and will leave millions of Canadians behind.” MP Kurek echoed the leader’s sentiment by saying, “It is a downright travesty when the Liberals have the opportunity to take tangible fiscal action, and they miss the mark entirely. Further, they recycle old promises on which they have consistently failed to deliver, neglect our oil and gas sector, and fail to present a tangible way out of

25 Years Ago This Week – from May 7, 1996 edition • Centra Cam Vocational Training Association and City of Camrose commenced negotiations on a revised subsidy for paper recycling. Due to low demand, Centra Cam had a $12,000 recycling shortfall over the previous year. • Dr. Darren Brooks Family Dental Clinic opened in the historic Charlie Killam home. • In the 90 day period from February 1, St. Mary’s Hospital had 100 percent occupancy, or greater for 24 days, 90-99 percent occupancy for 28 days and 80-90 percent occupancy for 35 days. • Pratt’s Seeds opened for the season at 5015-47 Street. • A-1 Catering advertised their annual Mother’s Day smorgasbord at the Camrose Senior Centre Auditorium. Adults $11.95, seniors $7.95, children $5.95. • The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse and Violence Resistance Education) program was announced to commence in two Camrose schools, Sparling and Charlie Killam for the fall. CDSS helped kick-start the program with a cheque for $2,438.

50 Years Ago This Week – from May 4, 1971 edition • Mike’s Shoe Repair at 4911-50 Avenue, advertised leather purses, western boots, and men’s workboots, all at 10% for Mother’s Day shoppers. • The Royal Canadian Legion Camrose Branch No. 57 advertised a Mother’s Day smorgasbord, adults $2.25, children under 12 $1.25. • Popular Booster writer Bonnie Hutchinson, had several of her At Random Columns published beyond the pages of The Booster in recent months. Her column was republished in The Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Daily Star and Calgary Herald. One of her articles went international in the English Journal, a magazine published in Honolulu. • Imperial Lumber and Hardware advertised 4’ x 8’ x 1/2” plywood at $6.50/sheet, and 4’ x 8’ x 3/4” plywood at $6.99/sheet. • The Official Grand Opening of Superior Motors, the new Ford-Mercury dealer in Camrose at 5607-48 Avenue, was scheduled for Thursday May 6, 1971. Free oil changes for one year for all new cars sold during the grand opening, and free 8-track stereo with installation on all used vehicles sold. • 700 pairs of Lee jeans arrived at Byers Country and Western Store, in advance of Mother’s Day. • The 1971 Hornet featuring 232 C.I.D./135 hp was unveiled at Koehler’s Automotive Tune-Up, 5016-49 Avenue, Camrose. the worst health and financial crisis in decades.” Canada’s economy was steered through the Great Recession of 2008 by then Prime Minister Stephen Harper, something that MP Kurek notes, “A Conservative got us through the last

recession, and from what we saw today, it is going to take a Conservative to get us through this one. We’ve got a solid five-point plan to see a strong Canadian recovery, while the Liberals seem to think the only metric for success is to spend more money.”


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Kidney Walk held virtually in June By Murray Green

The Kidney Foundation, Northern Alberta and The Territories Branch will be ramping up its efforts for the upcoming Kidney Walk (virtual) on Sunday, June 6. You can join Western Canada’s Kidney and Transplant Community as walkers lace up to raise awareness and funds for those affected by kidney disease at this year’s virtual walk. “Because of COVID-19, we can’t walk like we used to, but I’m still hoping that if it is possible, we can have small groups of walkers and social distancing in an outdoor walk in Camrose, perhaps a different group every half hour. I’m going to play that one by ear,” said Erhard Pinno, a longtime volunteer for the Kidney Foundation. “The information is online. Like all charities, there is additional need for added costs. This is an opportunity to assist those in need to show that we care as a community,” shared Erhard. “We encourage people to form teams and walk (with restrictions in place) around Mirror Lake, or wherever they want to do it, to create enthusiasm for the Kidney Foundation.” Erhard started volunteering for the Kidney Foundation back in 1996-97, so he is closing in on 25 years of support. “It (the walk) became my major fundraising project over the years. We had

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Erhard Pinno enjoys volunteering for the Kidney Foundation and promoting the Kidney Walk in Camrose.

a March Drive, and then it was changed. Before, fundraising was during a certain time period, and now it is more all year round. The walk is intended to draw more awareness to the Kidney Foundation. Leaving flyers in mailboxes is a good way to tell people there is such an organization.” He thinks volunteering is a privilege. “It is a way to make it a better community for all. My late wife Lorene was diagnosed with kidney disease in 1995-96, and one thing led to another. In December 1997, she was able to receive a transplant. That was a special time and it changed our lives. It was a new life; after a year, her body adjusted to the new kidney, and it was a new lease on life,” Erhard shared. “Lorene was able to

live a normal life instead of being on dialysis for the prior three years. Together, we were grateful that we had a donor. I can’t say enough about the community and the support we have received.” The funds help the community and others across the northern part of the province and territories. “The fundraiser supports innovative research and the ability to offer crucial programs and services to the thousands of people living with kidney disease,” said Samantha Verenka, community development coordinator. All walkers are asked to raise or pledge $100 to support those living with kidney disease in the community. “Whether you walk as an individual or part

of a team, register today with the Northern Alberta and Territories Branch to improve the lives of those living with kidney disease. Join us we celebrate, honour and advocate for everyone in our kidney and transplant community,” added Samantha. Don’t panic if you are not able to walk or virtually walk on the day of the event. Walk the Block is a program where you choose where to walk on June 7. It can be in your neighbourhood or indoors as well. The Kidney Foundation reports that one in 10 people in Canada are living with kidney disease. For more information, visit www.kidneywalk.ca, call toll free at 1-800-4619063 or Samantha at 587416-1608, or email Samantha.Potkins@Kidney.ca.

Forgoing the gatherings this year on Mother’s Day is not an easy thing for so many people, who cherish this special time to bring the family together and celebrate the matriarch of the home. “I have always loved and appreciated my mom,” said Dean LaGrange. “But as we get older and go through many of our own challenges in life, that is when you truly respect and value the love a mother has for her children.” And now, more than ever, during this turbulent time in all our lives, we need to know that our moms are there, on every level, at every age. “My son saw right through my mom’s efforts when he said, ‘Do you think Grandma delivers cookies every day because we need cookies, or is it because she misses us? ’” commented Marilou Yampolsky. These special events, that have come to mean so much to us, are being painted with a brush of the new reality, and it is a struggle for so many. But where there is a will, there is always a way, and moms will be the ones to find it. “Grandma calls every day to hear how the grandkids are doing,” added Yampolsky. Continued on page 14


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BRSD Home Education offers support to parents wanting to teach their children from home. Home Education means your children’s education can represent your values, lifestyle, and schedule. • Parents choose learning objectives, curriculum, and teaching methods • Flexible timelines and schedules that are tailor-made for your family • Minimum of two Google meets with Home School Administration • Planned recreation and themed activities • Access to BRSD resources like school libraries and clubs • $850 in available funding • Parent-led faith-based program available We will be hosting a Virtual Meet and Greet on May 12 at 1 p.m. Please call the school to register so we will be able to provide you a meet link. If you have any questions about registration, the home education process, or about our division, please contact:

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I want to express my excitement and support of the City looking into permanent sidewalk cafés and patios downtown. Camrose has a beautiful downtown area, and I am lucky to live within walking distance. Having more outdoor spaces available for business would be an excellent way to liven up the street and bring in more people throughout the summer. I realize that parking will be on many people’s minds as patios will remove some parking spots. Our downtown area has many parking spaces available just off Main Street, including Founders’ Park and the public parking behind the post office, and the two expansive lots at the north end. For myself, an able-bodied young man, parking in these areas and walking are very feasible. To compensate for the loss of closer parking spots that are critical for people with mobility issues, there could be a certain number of parking spots converted into handicap spots for every regular parking spot lost to a patio. It should also be kept in mind that most Main Street businesses are narrow and would likely only remove four or five parking spots for a patio. In the end, patios on Main Street will offer businesses new ways to increase their capacity during COVID, and draw in more people in the future when restrictions are lifted. This new f lexibility with Downtown’s social spaces will create a space that ref lects the kinds of business in the area and adds to Downtown’s beauty. For those still concerned about parking, if we lose more Downtown businesses, what will the ample parking be good for? Keeping business on Main Street should be our first concern. Chad O. Mailer, Camrose Be safe

There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to this virus. First of all, this virus is real. It is highly infectious, and it seems to have a mortality rate of

around three or four per cent. Now this may have increased over the past year, however, I am not a medical expert, so I am not too sure on that at all. Second of all, there seems to be confusion with it’s name. Coronavirus is a family of viruses that includes the common cold, seasonal f lu, MERS and SARS. WHO has given this strain of coronavirus the acronym COVID-19 for “coronavirus disease 2019”. The actual name is really SA RS - Cov-2, although that is seldom used by the press. Millions of people around the world are dying and will die from this strain. Pandemics are not a new thing to this planet. In the 14th century, the black plague killed 30 to 60 per cent of the population of Europe. In 1918, the Spanish Flu, which was another coronavirus, killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide. We do have a better understanding on how diseases operate. Way back in the early 1900s, doctors were not aware of what germs were. So, I do encourage everyone to hang on and work on keeping everyone safe. Wearing masks and getting your vaccine are just a few of the ways we can beat this awful disease together. I do encourage everyone to just hang in there just a little bit longer. Together, we can win this fight. Lorne Vanderwoude, Camrose Wake up

Nero da nced a nd played his violin while Rome was burning down. So get out your violins and start playing. The United States is on fire and burning down with riots, looting and burning of stores in a lot of their cities. Crime and shootings are on the rise, their answer is to defund the police? Hundreds of thousands of people are crossing its southern border in the middle of COVID, with Americans out of work and living on the streets. P r i me Minister Trudeau is dancing and going down the same road. The Washington Post and Fox News have

reported that tens of thousands of these people have been moved by plane to border processing points on the Canadian border, so they can cross into Canada. Trudeau has said in the next eight months, he would like to bring 400,000 new immigrants into Canada. We already have 37,000, who jumped the border before COV ID. The US is not a third world country yet. They have them, they can keep them. That is their problem, not ours. There is a proper way to come to Canada, and some have waited for years. We are in the middle of COVID. Unemployment is high; companies, business, restaurants and stores are closing. We have Canadians living in parks and on the street. We cannot look after our own people. Racism is a word that has lost its power. When you heard it being used, you listened. Now it is used way too often, and for anything without any proof. It is like the boy who was always crying wolf, and when the wolf came, no one would listen. Cancel culture, dangerous awakening, political correctness. You are witnessing a g rowing movement in America to silence opposing majority voices by social media mobs. Inf lation is on the rise, carbon tax, high fuel costs and all costs are going up. Everything you buy is covered in throw-away plastic. Trudeau’s answer is to ban bags and straws. He should have put higher tariffs on any impor ts into Canada that have plastic. Cell phones and computers are the biggest polluters now. Ca m rose proper ty taxes are too high, and they tell us they didn’t raise taxes in 2020 and 2021. But, they raise the cost of all services, so what is the difference? We are still paying more. Glenn Dunn, Camrose


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Pollinator perfect yard By Lori Larsen

Despite the constant teasing by Mother Nature, spring really is here and every time the sun shines and the temperatures rise residents all over the City are out in their yards getting things ready for the season. For many, part of that preparation involves gardening and with a growing

interest in saving the bees, and helping protect mother earth there is an abundant amount of information on how to plant for sustainability. The following are a few tips for creating a garden that will attract the bees, butterflies and birds and provide an amazing backdrop to your own little piece of paradise.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster

Camrose Green Action Committee member Heidi Bergstrom points out a tiny little crocus plant just starting to flag its colours in the miniature train garden at the Camrose Heritage Railway Station and Parks. The CGAC is encouraging residents to participate in a Garden Contest that will not only add greenery and colour to the City, but will help replenish the bee, butterfly and bird populations. For complete details on the contest, visit the CGAC Facebook page.

Grow plants that produce pollen and nectar such as bee balm, lavender, sunf lowers, majoram, pussy willows, lilacs, foxgloves, hollyhocks, lilies, roses and phlox. The choice is endless “I’ve found that marigolds are a great pollinator and more importantly, the deer don’t seem to Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster like them,” suggest- Encouraging pollinators to your ed Camrose Green yard is as easy as adding colour Action Committee through flowers. member Heidi Bergstrom. well as the environment as “Try to plant a vari- a whole.” ety of plants in colour and Bird and bee houses as blooming time to create the well as bat boxes are availbest environment for pol- able in all shapes, sizes linators.” and styles and not only proUse small medium and vide protection for winged large plants and plant in garden friends but can also bunches to encourage pol- enhance the look of your lination from one plant to garden. another. Relax on the weeding Visit local greenhouses and avoid the use of pesfor even more ideas on flowticides. Many pesticides, ers, shrubs and bushes to even organic ones, are toxchose. They can also offer ic to bees and other benefiadvice on what plants will cial organisms. do well in this zone. Give the bees, butterDon’t forget about vegflies and birds a place for etable and fruit bearers. a drink or bath as well. Raspberries bushes, carInstall birdbaths, water rots, lettuces, tomatoes, gardens or rain catchers. melons, zucchini, not only Lastly teach tomorare the tasty additions to the garden their flowers row’s stewards of the earth. “Get children involved. attract the pollinators. Recruit them to help build Bees love herbs too, in a bird house, plant seeds fact herbs boost bee health. or have them care for Lavender, oregano and thyme help bees fight dis- their own flower bed,” said Bergstrom. ease-spreading mites. It doesn’t matter if you Create a place for bees, butterflies and birds to have an acre of land or a patio planter, adding a roost and rest. “Setting up habitats little colour to your life and for bees, bats, butterflies a lot of love to the earth is and birds will have positive as easy as planting a single affects on your own yard as daisy.

Fridge Clippings from years gone by Ellen Thirsk kept a special clipping from the post-Jaywalkers’ Jamboree Booster in 1959 or 1960. The photograph captured on maninstreet, with prominent retail displays and Camrose businesses-of-the-day visible in the background. It also featured families who were enjoying the attraction, which of course remains popular even today, some six decades later! Of special interest to Ellen were the three children in the foreground in this photo; her very own offspring! The adorable young lady in this image is now a mere sixty-five years of age. Show us what you’ve clipped from The Camrose 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)

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CPS warns of jewelry scam By Lori Larsen

Each year, as the weather warms up in the spring, police across Canada see a rise in “distraction thefts” and other jewelry scams which can involve a variety of methods. “Typically, they involve a suspect approaching a victim in a public setting, explaining that they need money for gas or a meal, perhaps after stating that they have lost their credit card,” explained Camrose Police Service crime prevention and community relations officer Constable Kelly Bauer. “The offender then offers fake gold or jewelry to the victim in exchange for money.” Bauer added that in other variations, the scammers will use sleight-ofhand distraction techniques to steal valuables from unsuspecting victims, or by switching fake or worthless jewelry for the victim’s real jewelry. In February of this year, in Camrose, a female victim listed a ring for sale on Kijiji. A male called her, stating he lived in Calgary, but was in the area and wanted to meet her to purchase the ring. The female met the male in a public parking lot, where the male took possession of the ring to examine it. A price was agreed upon, and the male asked if they could meet at the bank where he would provide her with cash. The male handed the ring box back to the female and left the area. When the female checked the box, her ring had been replaced with a fake ring. “These thieves succeed by overwhelming their victims with the element of surprise, or by convincing them to go against their better judgement,” said Bauer. Bauer said that information indicates that in many of these cases, it involves foreign nationals who are traveling on passports within Canada. “If they aren’t switching out someone’s valuable jewelry for worthless jewelry, they are then attempting to sell their own fake jewelry to the victim on the basis that they are desperate for money. The scammers are often successful in part because so many people are willing to help a person they believe is in distress.” Bauer said that people need to be very cautious when helping someone who claims they are in dire need. The alleged victim could very well be sizing up the person who is willing to help as their next victim.


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Moms are there through thick and thin, good and bad, joyous and sad. “Mom, you are the glue that holds a family together,” commented Kevin Hycha. “A person who sacrifices her quality time so we can be safe, happy and loved unconditionally. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers.” The title of mother not only holds a powerful position in so many lives, but conjures up wonderful memories of being cared for and loved. “When I think of my Mum, I think of big fry-up breakfast on the weekends, hours in the rink, driving for sports, and ongoing support as an adult,” professed Patricia MacQuarrie. “It doesn’t matter how old I get, I still need to bounce things off my Mum.” The world of a mother is often defined by refrigerator schedules, sloppy bedrooms, long evenings, half-eaten meals, backand-forth car trips, forgotten homework, untied shoelaces, dirty laundry,

sleepless nights, relentless debates and moments being disliked. But it is also filled with refrigerator art, sloppy kisses, long hugs, picnics in the park, hilarious science projects, unbridled excitement, dusty little faces, adventurous car trips, curious conversation and moments of pure love. “How much love can you pack into three lunchboxes every day? ” said Yampolski. “So even when they’re away for the day, they just know.” Through shutdowns, protocols, health measures and tireless new or reused restrictions, moms will, and are, finding a way. Be it a Zoom meeting, window greeting, or a good old fashioned telephone call, Mother’s Day will remain the same–that one day out of 365 that we dedicate to fierce moms everywhere. From The Booster family to all you amazing moms, mother-in-laws, grandmothers, aunts and pseudo moms, we wish you the happiest and healthiest Mother’s Day.

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Employment Opportunities HEALTH & SAFETY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

An excellent opportunity exists for a highly motivated Health & Safety Administrative Assistant to join our dynamic and committed team. This position will provide administrative support to the Health & Safety Advisor and will participate in various OH&S related tasks. This position is well suited for someone with a strong administrative background. This position has potential career growth to include some OHS functions such as conduct in-house training or respirator fit testing as required. If this interests you, to thrive in a busy work environment and take initiative, we want to hear from you. FUNCTIONS/DUTIES (but not limited to): • Maintain OHS corporate recordkeeping system using the City’s Corporate Recordkeeping Standard. • Utilize and maintain the City’s Digital Action Tracking System (DATS) to monitor and ensure all health & safety certifications/training is completed and up to date. • Maintain safety metrics and prepare detailed reports and presentations on statistical trends. • Develop OHS Newsletters, bulletins, posters or other safety related information. • Assist in development and implementation of various health & safety training materials/ programs. • Assist in development or revisions of policies, SOPs, SWPs and other health and safety management system requirements. • Assist with orientations and Joint Worksite Health and Safety Committees (JWSHSC) as required. • Perform general support and assistance with other duties as assigned. • Monitor various areas of responsibilities and/or tasks within the safety management system, such as: formal work site inspections conducted by position / ensure frequencies and accountabilities are being met for management / supervisors / workers / committees. QUALIFICATIONS: • A Certificate or Diploma in Office Administration. Equivalent relevant administrative experience will be considered. • Post-secondary education in the Occupational Health and Safety field considered an asset. • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of administrative experience. Administrative experience in occupational health and safety desirable. • Excellent organizational and adaptability skills to prioritize projects and provide innovative suggestions to internal processes. • Proficiency in office administration including office process, writing, editing, data entry and maintaining files, records, correspondence, Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint advanced functions) with the ability to create professional quality work is essential. • Experience developing and delivering health and safety training and conducting respirator fit testing considered an asset. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively written and verbally to all organizational levels. • High attention to detail, take initiative and participate in a meaningful manner. • Willingness to learn new tasks. HOURS OF WORK/SALARY AND BENEFITS: Hours of work are typically 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The City of Camrose has a progressive salary and benefit package. The starting salary for this position will be based on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

WATER SLIDE ATTENDANTS

The City of Camrose is seeking highly motivated, energetic and reliable individuals with a strong aptitude in customer service to join our Aquatics team as Slide Attendants. This position will provide safe guidance and direction to the patrons for the use of the Water Slide and Play Area. They will also assist in the maintenance at the Camrose Aquatic Centre. FUNCTIONS/DUTIES (but not limited to): • Communicate and educate the public about safe, appropriate use of amenities. • Perform safety and maintenance checks. • Perform janitorial and cleaning routines. • Assist with rescues and/or first aid situations. • Related duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS: • Bronze Cross and/or Slide Attendant certification. • Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certification. • Water Safety Instructor certification considered an asset. • Excellent communication and customer service skills. • Dedicated and reliable with a strong commitment to teamwork. HOURS OF WORK: Hours of work include evenings and weekends. Weekend availability is required. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The hourly wage for these positions will be $15.00 per hour. APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé to the address below by May 20, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. or once all suitable candidates found. We appreciate and consider all applications, however only those shortlisted will be contacted. CONTACT: City of Camrose Attention: Manager of Aquatics Mailing Address: 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 P: 780-672-9909 | E: aquatic@camrose.ca W: www.camrose.ca

LABOURER 3 – ROADS

The City of Camrose is seeking an energetic and reliable individual to fill the permanent position of Labourer 3 in the Roads section of the Public Works department. This is a unionized position under CUPE Local 1425 and is inclusive of a trial period as per the Article 12.05 of the Collective Agreement. FUNCTIONS/DUTIES (but not limited to): • Perform basic manual labour, using hands or common labour tools, non-complex hand held and affixed power tools and machines, light maintenance to equipment and vehicles one ton or less. • Skilled equipment operation of tool cat, skid steer, spray patch, tarring, and hot box machines. • Ability to set up and work within a traffic zone. • Work in all related areas of the Roads operations, which includes but not limited to: snow removal, sidewalk maintenance, street maintenance, pruning and pest control, etc. • May be required, based on experience, to take on a limited supervisory responsibility for small crews. • May be required to be trained for on-call operations. • Other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: • High School Diploma or GED equivalent. • Reliable with a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently or in a team setting. • Experience and educational background with various aspects of Roads operations are considered an asset (i.e. roadway maintenance, equipment operations and general maintenance, etc.). • Ability to exert occasional moderate physical effort. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Basic computer skills. • Valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator’s License • Class 3 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator’s License considered an asset. HOURS OF WORK: Typical hours include 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work shifts may vary with seasonal work and may include early morning, late evening, and weekends. HOURLY WAGE: $23.52 per hour in accordance with CUPE 1425 Collective Agreement. APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé to the address below by May 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CONTACT: Attention: Manager of Roads Mailing Address: 4202-51 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 2N3

APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé to the address below. Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. CONTACT: Attention: Human Resources Mailing Address: 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 P: 780-672-4426 | F: 780-672-2469 E: hr@camrose.ca | W: www.camrose.ca

P: 780-672-5513 | E: hr@camrose.ca W: www.camrose.ca Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP). The personal information recorded on the application form is being collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. The information will be used for the purpose(s) of employee recruitment and administration and is protected by the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. If you require additional information concerning the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the FOIP Officer at 780-672-4426.


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Employment Opportunity AQUATIC CENTRE CASUAL CASHIERS

The City of Camrose is seeking highly motivated, energetic and reliable individuals with a strong aptitude in customer service to join our aquatics team as casual cashiers to support the administrative operation of the Aquatic Centre and to assist the public regarding aquatic program information. FUNCTIONS/DUTIES (but not limited to): • Handle registrations, admittance, membership and product sales. • Public relations and customer service, including in-person and over the phone. • Promotion of aquatic programs. • Light maintenance duties.

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Accepted Items in the Organics Cart (green) • • • • • • •

Leaves, shrubbery, and twigs Cold Ashes (from untreated wood) Food soiled paper towel, napkins, paper egg carton, pizza box, etc. Fruits, vegetables and their peelings Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags Weeds and grass clippings Cardboard, paper products without staples or spines NO PLASTIC BAGS Compostable materials that are placed in regular plastic bags will not be picked up Organic Collection Day

QUALIFICATIONS: • Excellent communication and customer service skills. • Experience handling cash. • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Word and Excel. HOURS OF WORK: Hours of work are on an as-required basis and typically include early mornings, evenings and weekends with the occasional coverage during weekday afternoons. Weekend availability is required. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The hourly wage for these positions will be $15.00 per hour. APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé to the address below by May 20, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. or once all suitable candidates found. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted. CONTACT: City of Camrose Attention: Manager of Aquatics Mailing Address: 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 P: 780-672-9909 | E: aquatic@camrose.ca W: www.camrose.ca Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP). The personal information recorded on the application form is being collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. The information will be used for the purpose(s) of employee recruitment and administration and is protected by the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. If you require additional information concerning the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the FOIP Officer at 780-672-4426.

For more information on waste management in Camrose or assistance with any lost or broken carts: www.camrose.ca or call 780-672-4428 REMEMBER TO GUARANTEE COLLECTION HAVE YOUR WASTE AND COMPOST OUT BY 7:45 AM

PUBLIC NOTICE 2021 City of Camrose Garden Plot Program The City of Camrose is providing garden plots for residents interested in gardening and requiring the use of a plot to grow produce, during the COVID-19 restrictions. The plots are located along Parkview Drive with some additional plots added at the Northwest corner of 55 Avenue and 47 Street. CURRENT RULES: • With the Recreation Centre closed to the public, plots can only be purchased by calling the Community Services Department at 780-672-9195 and talking to staff. Leaving a message on the answering machine will not get you a plot. • Plots will go on sale starting Wednesday, May 12, 2021, so please call after that during office hours (Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) • Plots will be assigned to you, you will not be able to pick your plot. • Payment is only by credit card, so please have it with you when you call. PLEASE NOTE: OFFICIAL ACCESS TO PLOTS WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021 Cost per plot – $45.00 (limit of One plot per person/family); Size of Plot – 6.1 m (20’) x 6.1m (20’) Plots are limited. For further information please contact 780-672-9195. Please be patient when trying to purchase a plot.

Enjoy your Gardening Experience!

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PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSION Thursday, May 13 6:30pm-7:30pm Learn more about the job of a City Councillor and ask questions in a live online session Interested individuals can RSVP to tmccarroll@camrose.ca to receive the online webinar link The session will be posted on the City website later for those not able to attend


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Camrose Now! is helping the local business community during trying times… Each day, on Your Cam Screen, we are profiling a local small business. This at no cost to that small business.

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The Scott’s Quality Lawn Care team in full spring mode.

Humpty’s Family Restaurant staff can’t wait to offer in-house dining again.

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KidSport searches for equipment volunteers By Murray Green

KidSport Camrose is looking for community support for a equipment distribution centre to provide equipment for youth in need. KidSport Camrose is a not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees to children age 18 and under in Camrose and Camrose County. “ K idSpor t Ca mrose was approached by Sport Central Edmonton (https://sportcentral.org/) to see if our community could benefit from sports equipment for youth in need. They have over $150,000 in new and gently used sports equipment that they could give our community to then donate to those in need. They believe our community has the capacity to support a local sport central distribution centre that could support our community (both the City and County) long term in order to remove barriers to youth participation in sport,” explained chair Kristy Smith. “In order to move forward with this opportu-

KidSport needs more volunteers.

nity for youth in need in the City and County of Camrose, we are in need of two more things. One, we need $2,500 to make a donation to Sport Central Edmonton for the equipment. The other thing we need is a group of people to take on the managing and operation of the distribution centre. Once the distribution centre is set up, volunteers would most likely only be needed once a month. KidSport

Camrose would support these individuals or group in forming a small board to manage and distribute equipment to those in need in the community,” shared Kristy. K idSport Camrose removes financial barriers for youth in the City and County of Camrose, while Sport Central removes equipment barriers. “KidSport Camrose is a small board of volunteers that supports their

mission and does not have the capacity to take this project on. However, we were able to find a location free of charge for storing and distributing this equipment. Thank you to all the organizations that connected to offer space for this purpose including the Messiah Lutheran Church, Camrose Ski Club, County of Camrose and the CRE. After looking at all the options, the CRE had the best space

available to support this charitable cause, and we are very appreciative for this very generous contribution,” added Kristy. “There is most certainly need in our community as outlined by the number of youth KidSport Camrose has supported in registration fees. In 2019, we funded 165 youth in need with $41,469 paid in sport registration fees. The 2020 numbers were affected by COVID-19, but we predict even greater need in our community as youth get back into sport following the pandemic.” Kristy feels it is very rewarding to support local families in getting youth in need involved in sport. “We have a month to find people to get involved, and should we not find the people, this opportunity will pass on to another community in Alberta.” If you want to get involved in a Sport Central Camrose board and volunteer, contact Kristy at KidSport Camrose through phone 780-781-1197 or email camrose@kidsport.ab.ca.

Seniors take flight without leaving Camrose By Murray Green

Seasons Camrose residents boarded airline f light SC421 to Paris, France, with one f light taking off at 2 p.m., and a second following at 3 p.m. on April 29. Pa ssp or t s were stamped, boarding passes were entered into a draw for a prize, the flight crew went through the safety checks with the residents, and then they were off on a smooth flight. “Everyone landed back home safely and is talking about their splendid trip,” said Norma Bain, health and wellness manager at Seasons Camrose. Residents enjoyed a video showcasing Paris and the sites of the Eiffel Tower, NotreDame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Palace of Versailles, Louvre Museum and Pont des Arts over the River Seine. “While most Seasons Camrose residents are vaccinated, travel restrictions are still in place. We wanted to provide residents with a fun alternative that can be enjoyed safely from the comfort of home,” added Bain. Residents who have previously travelled to Paris in person shared some memories of their past experiences in the beautiful city.

TAKING FLIGHT

Submitted Seasons Camrose health and wellness manager Norma Bain, left, passes out boarding passes during the Seasons Takes Flight event at Seasons Camrose.

A meal consisted of delicious strawberry crêpes, an assortment of cheese and crackers, baguettes, fresh fruit, and

complimentary wine and drinks. Other destinations to come this summer include England, Italy and Mexico.

“The health and safety of Seasons’ staff and residents remain our utmost priority. At the same time, our team members remain committed to keeping

residents engaged and having fun until we can return to normal operations,” said Janet London, general manager at Seasons Camrose.


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In the absence of ideas of my own, I went in search of quotes from other people. Albert Einstein popped up on my screen. Remember Einstein? He was perhaps the greatest genius of the 20th century, widely considered to be one of the greatest physicists of all time. In 1905, while still in his early twenties, he wrote four ground-breaking papers that made important contributions to the fields of quantum physics and quantum mechanics. He was awarded a Nobel Prize for physics in 1921, and continued to break new ground until his death in 1955. ***

One of Einstein’s early breakthroughs was his Theory of Relativity–the idea that time and space are changeable. When someone once asked him to explain his theory of relativity, he said, “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity!” He also pronounced what are, for me, mind-blowing concepts to consider. “Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live. “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once; the distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” During our lockdown, I especially appreciate this Einstein quote: “I never think of the future–it comes soon enough.” ***

Einstein’s intellectual achievements resulted in “Einstein” becoming a catch-word to mean “genius.” However, as a child, Einstein’s genius was not obvious to the adults in his life. He was slow in learning to talk, even considered to be stupid. But, at age 12, he taught himself algebra and Euclidean geometry over a single summer. At a time when the Alberta government has put forward a new Kindergarten to Grade 9 curriculum, it’s interesting to read some of Einstein’s thoughts about education. Someone once asked Einstein what the speed of sound is. He said, “[I do not] carry such information in my mind since it is readily available in books … The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Here are other Einstein quotes about education: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. That is the way to learn the most; when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.” ***

Einstein made pungent observations about life in general: “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” “A ship is always safe at shore, but that is not what it’s built for.” “What is right is not always popular, and what is popular is not always right.” “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Given Einstein’s massive achievements, it’s enlightening to read these comments about accomplishments: “Genius is one per cent inspiration, and 99 per cent hard work.” “I am thankful for all of those who said ‘no’ to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person.” “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”

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Augustana celebrates 110 years: drama By Murray Green

The University of Alberta Augustana Campus is honouring its past 110 years with celebrations this spring and summer. One of the highlights of the campus is the drama department. Longtime professor Paul Johnson shared some of his thoughts about his experience. “I came to Augustana (what was then Camrose Lutheran College) in 1986. At that time, the institution had recently been given degree-granting status and was seeing a huge growth in all programs–drama being one of them. I joined Bob Moore as the second full-time drama professor, allowing us to offer a threeyear degree in drama. Bob specialized in Acting and Scene Study classes. I covered the introductory Improvisation courses and the design and building of the sets for our productions. At that point, the department did two major productions each year,” revealed Paul “Sparky” Johnson, professor of drama at Augustana. “The program evolved with the initiatives of faculty and students. Joel Morello took over for Bob Moore, and Kevin Sutley took over when Joel Morello left. Kristine Nutting has been involved with the department for a lot of years. They each brought and bring their own unique talents and interests to the program. They added to areas where we were otherwise lacking: Clown and Mask; Vocal M a s que ; Movement ; Directing; Voice and Speech. My specialty has always been in improvisation–specifically the work of Viola Spolin and Paul Sills– and that has always been a big part of our program,” shared Paul. “We desperately needed a performance space. Productions were such a huge part of our program, and we were always having to scramble to rent or borrow spaces in which to build sets and mount our productions. Subsequent to that, we needed a space (workshop) in which to build our sets and properties,” explained Paul, on the working conditions. Then a church was moved on site to create drama’s own space. “This was an exciting and challenging time. The Camrose Performing Arts Centre (formerly Camrose Lutheran Church) had

been repurposed to house the performing arts in the community. When it was scheduled to be demolished, a group of individuals (including former City counsellor LeRoy Johnson) questioned whether the building could be saved, moved to campus and house the Augustana Theatre program. There was some worry that the community would lose the resource it had in the building, and the university would dominate its use. But, in the end, it was approved and, through a significant grant from the Alberta government, the building was moved and brought to the place it now occupies on campus. I think this physical building really brought legitimacy to our drama program. Students have loved having a space to call their own, and take great pride in the productions and class projects we do there.” It helped the department change and expand throughout the years. “The department has continued to evolve with the institution. As programs and majors have evolved, so too has the department. I’ve always maintained that a liberal arts program provides the best environment for a degree in drama, and I’m pleased that the university is taking advantage of that with its innovaPaul tive and inte“Sparky” grative proJohnson grams.” W i t h Augustana reaching the milestone of 110 years, what happens next? “Through our productions and other performances, I think the drama department has provided students (and audiences alike) with a world of discovery, giving application to the many and varied programs of study offered here. The drama department gives the community a glimpse into what we do at Augustana, and helps the institution connect with the public,” explained Paul. “My hope is that we will continue to become more and more integrative, both with our diverse program offerings and with the community. It has always been beneficial and fun to have members of the community involved in our productions, and I hope that will grow and continue.”

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Celebrating the work of the Hospice Society By Lori Larsen

In recognition of the incredibly important work done by Hospice and Palliative Care organizations, May 2 to 8 has been dedicated National Hospice and Palliative Care Week. For residents of Camrose and surrounding area, the Hospice Society of Camrose and District is known for its continued work in providing vital services and programs for those grieving and those in need of end of life services. During National Hospice and Palliative Care week, the Camrose Hospice will be dedicating a separate day to celebrate the different programs/services offered at the Camrose Hospice. For those suffering any loss, Grief and Bereavement navigator Lori-Ann Hout provides grief support for those in need. Huot is a trained grief counsellor, who assists people who may be stressed, overwhelmed, disconnected, lonely and grieving.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Hospice Society of Camrose and District Grief and Bereavement navigator Lori-Ann Huot is excited to be working with Hospice.

“I am so excited to be with the Hospice Society of Camrose and District, a warm and welcoming environment that shares the same philosophy for supporting individuals and families as my own,” said Huot. “The Hospice focuses on providing compassionate care, companionship and support to community members at their time of greatest need. I want to inspire hope and healing and offer compassion and understanding to individuals devastated by the loss or anticipated loss of a loved one, and help them to navigate the grief they experience as a result of these losses.” Sometimes all it takes is the support of someone skilled in listening, guiding and offering options to navigate through the journey of grief. The Nav-CARE (Navigating, Connecting, Accessing) Program is designed to improve the quality of life of those with advanced chronic illness by relieving loneliness, isolation and anxiety through the goodwill of trained volunteers who are available to be a sounding board.

Hospice volunteer Kristy Wells connected with Trudy Lamoriss at a time when Trudy, whose disabilities made it difficult for her to maneuver outside, needed someone to keep her connected. The two have since become friends and spend time visiting with each other, chatting on the telephone or visiting (following COVID guidelines) outside. “When I see Kristy, it fills up my day,” said Trudy, who gets help with paperwork, shopping and sometimes laundry from Kristy. Now more than ever, during the COVID-19 pandemic and the shutdowns and restrictions on gatherings, the iPad program has been a lifeline to many rural residents who may have otherwise been disconnected from the rest of the world. The 24 Hospice iPads have been loaned to people for art therapy, reading, listening to music, connecting with family and friends on Facebook or Zoom, or joining an exercise class. “It opens up a whole world to them,” said Hospice volunteer Margo McPhail. “I think it’s extra important. In times like this, it is so important for their mental and physical health.” Volunteers set up the iPads and offer technical support to help get seniors and others comfortable using the them. The Hospice eightweek Grief Support group programs offer those who are grieving the tools and skills they need to help move through their grief. Hospice volunteer grief program facilitator, Mary Ann Pastuck, said the group is for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, whether that be a spouse, child or parent. “These people are living through the death of a loved one. They need some help moving through the grief process.” Pastuck added that the process of talking among the group helps the participants realize they are not alone. “Talking through their feelings is a pathway through their grief.” The toughest part of any journey of grief is having to walk it alone. The Hospice Grief Support Walking Group is a program that connects others who may be grieving along with Hospice volunteers. Rosie LlewellynThomas joined the Hospice Grief Walking Group almost four years ago when her husband passed away. The simple act of walking and talking in a safe, confidential group helped her grieve. “I believe it was a lifeline and a lifesaver for me. It is a supportive, safe,

soft, joyful place to land, with no expectations.” Volunteer walking leader, Nicole Luft, said the combination of exercise, laughter, coffee and conversation allows some people to express their feelings of grief. “The group often walks around Camrose’s Mirror Lake (following all COVID-19 protocols), or on the indoor walking track, before stopping for coffee and conversation.” Conversation, cooking and kinship is a recipe for healing and the Hospice’s Men’s Cooking Circle is offering up a heaping serving. When Rod Krips’ wife passed away, he was grief stricken. To help work through his grief, Rod joined the Hospice sevenweek Men’s Cooking Circle. Each week, the group of men made a meal with skills learned in class, while sharing their grief stories. “We sat in a group and chatted about experiencing bereavement and sorrow. Everything was said in confidence and we were able to dig deep into our feelings,” said Krips. “It was conversation, camaraderie and cooking skills.” During the program, the participants toured grocery stores with a dietician who assisted them

in learning about food and received tips on making meals and shopping. Krips also benefitted from other services offered at the Hospice, including sessions with the bereavement counsellor, reading books from the lending library and connecting with a grief companion. “I wouldn’t have been able to function without the help of the Hospice.” The Hospice volunteers (over 100) are invaluable to the success of the programs and will never know the incredible impact the giving of their time means to those in need. Volunteer coordinator, Joy LeBlanc, is proud of all the volunteers and is amazed at the willingness of so many help others in the community. “Depending on the COVID-19 rules, the volunteers can sit by the side of a dying person, offer comfort to someone who has lost a loved one, or offer friendship to the lonely,” said LeBlanc. “What makes a great volunteer is the ability to listen. “We want them to be present to the other person. A good volunteer is comfortable with themselves and comfortable bearing witness to another’s pain.”

All Hospice volunteers receive training on how to deal with loneliness, isolation, palliative care and how to spend time with someone who is grieving. In 2020, Hospice volunteers donated more than 3,000 hours of their time and connected with more than 3,300 people in schools, hospitals and homes through the variety of services and programs offered. For more information on how to become a volunteer for the Hospice, visit the Hospice website at www.camrosehospice.org, or contact LeBlanc at 587322-9269. If you are unable to volunteer, but would like to contribute financially, click on the “Make a donation” link. For further details on any of the programs or services offered by the Hospice Society of Camrose and District, visit the website at contact the office by telephone at 780-608-0636.

Kick it to the Curb

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Camrose residents soon found out that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure during the annual Kick It To the Curb event held April 30 to May 2.


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The automotive section of

1966 Chrysler Windsor still runs smooth By Murray Green

Bill Gartner of Camrose County still cherishes drives in his 1966 Chrysler Windsor two-door hardtop. He purchased the automobile back in 1968 in a private trade, which involved his 1964 Ford. Bill jumped at the chance to purchase the smooth running cruiser. “It only had 35,000 miles on it. Now it is about 135,000, so steady driving. I just love the handling of the car,” said Bill. He drove it for 10 years before finding another car to have as his daily driver. “I bought a 1976 Chrysler and kind of retired this car in what used to be the Pioneer Garage, at my friend’s shop, because the roof was leaking a bit. I had a little moisture on the floor, and that is when I started to get rust spots,” he shared. “The brakes were starting to get rusty, a little sticky. My son (Scott) was in high school, and he took it to the shop class as a project and re-did the brakes on it for me. I bought the farm here, and then it was parked in my shed for many years. I parked it at my daughter’s place for 10 years, and then finally brought it home again,” explained Bill. “One day, I said to my wife, ‘Let’s get the Chrysler home.’ We got a battery and some gas, installed the battery and poured some gas in, and it fired up right away. I insure it as an antique every year, and drive it around the yard.”

LAST WINDSOR

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Bill Gartner of Camrose County owns one of the last Chrysler Windsor cars made. They were last produced in 1961 in the United States, and in 1966 in Canada. He purchased the car two years after it was made and still enjoys the perfect ride.

Two years ago, Bill took the car to the Camrose Cruisers Show and Shine, but he didn’t have anywhere to go last year. “My son was using the car for awhile, and he started to re-do the interior and took the seats out to cover them again. He was driving back and forth and one day, he was nailed.

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The Chrysler Windsor is a full-size car which was built by Chrysler from 1939 through to the 1960s. The final Chrysler Windsor sold in the United States was produced in 1961, but production in Canada continued until 1966. The Canadian 1961 to 1966 Windsor model was for all intents and purposes the equivalent of the Chrysler Newport in the United States. The Windsor was positioned above the entry-level Royal from 1939 to 1950. With the demise of the Royal for the 1951 model year, the Windsor became Chrysler’s price leader through to 1960. For the 1961 model year, the Chrysler Newport was made the marque’s price leader, with the Windsor positioned one level above the Newport. On the Windsor, standard equipment included a cigarette lighter, map lights and, new for 1961, a safety padded dash. The last year for the Windsor was 1961 in the United States. Chrysler replaced the Windsor name in 1962, with the introduction of the non-lettered series, Chrysler 300. Despite the end in the United States, production of a Chrysler Windsor model continued in Canada up to and including the 1966 model year.

The other car was totalled, but my car didn’t have a lot of major damage. The insurance company wanted to write it off, but I wanted to restore it. I just needed a fender, bumper and grille,” added Bill. “I bought a parts car to switch over some parts. I had a friend, Marvin Klein, who did most of the work for me. That was approximately 15 years ago. The car has been running well and has looked great since then.” The Windsor sports a 383 engine, automatic transmission and heavy duty suspension on the front end. It had automatic lights that could be set to go off after a time. “When you pulled into the yard, you would still have lights on until you could unload things,” he said. “I haven’t touched the motor, except to replace a battleship gasket. Other then that, hardly anything has been done to it other than routine stuff. It still has the original shocks on it, and it rides just as smooth as when I got the

car. It has been the most reliable car I have ever owned,” said Bill. The Windsor came with plies tires, but eventually Bill put a new set of tires on it, and the car rode even smoother than before. “I had to let my license

go, so now I just drive it around the farm. If I want to go to a car show, I have someone else drive it for me. The car was used in weddings, and other family members drive it once in a while as well.”

Great Auto Memories? Show us your photos, or share your stories which have an auto flavour. Our readers are interested. Contact Murray Green, News Reporter Phone 780.672.3142 Email murrayg@camrosebooster.com


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demonstrate the important leadership role that the teaching profession plays in student learning; and celebrate the contribution that all staff and volunteers make in the school. Due to COVID-19, the schools will not be open to the public this year. Every three years, the ATA, in collaboration with Alberta Education, chooses a theme to help schools plan activities that send consistent messages supporting public education to the community. The theme from 2017 to 2020 was Learning is a Journey, and was intended to profile the role that education plays in shaping the province’s future.

Schools want to achieve optimal learning conditions for every child; provide creative and innovative learning programs; ensure students enjoy learning and achieve their learning goals; ensure parents and communities are involved and supportive of learning; include school leaders who are also teachers; provide a well-thought out curriculum delivered by well-prepared professionals; and present opportunities for teachers to continue developing their skills as professionals. Even though schools are not open to the public or to parents right now, find a way to thank teachers during Education Week.

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The Battle River Community Foundation awarded multiple grants totalling $31,500 of support to the Camrose Women’s Shelter Society. The grants included $13,500 from Foundation funds to support children’s activities at the Shelter, to assist with the cost of providing an intake facility that could accommodate incoming clients for a COVID isolation period, and for discretionary purposes identified by the society board. An additional $18,000 was awarded through the Foundation from federally funded Emergency Community Support Fund for counselling for children and adults dealing with effects of COVID-19 related isolation, and for assistance with client rental and utility arrears resulting from COVID-19 related employment limitations. The Foundation grants were awarded from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, from income form the Foundation’s Community Fund and from the Lily and Jack Kirschman Fund, the Betty and Hugh Irving Family Fund and the Sue and By Reesor Fund. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was established by the Foundation Board in April, 2020 to allow for grants for costs resulting from COVID-19 that could not reasonably have been anticipated

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Nathaniel Vance Ferguson September 17, 1944 ~ April 29, 2021 Nathaniel Vance Ferguson of New Norway, Alberta, the only child of Vance and Susan Ferguson, was born on September 17, 1944, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Nathaniel went home to be with his Lord, the early morning of Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the age of 76 years. He was a graduate of Barberton High School, Barberton, Ohio; and Massillon Baptist College, Massillon, Ohio. He worked alongside pastors in Christian Education and song directing for over 35 years. He enjoyed his landscaping, horticulture, and arborist occupations for 40 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Susan; children David (Laurie) of Drayton Valley, Darlene (Joe) Klink of Massillon, Ohio, and Nadine (Chris) Messick of New Norway; eight grandchildren; aunt and uncle Denzil and Joann Bleigh of Buchannon, West Virginia; and several cousins. Nathaniel was predeceased by his parents Vance and Susan. A private family service will be held. Interment will take place in the New Norway Cemetery. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Nathaniel’s memory may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, or to the Camrose Bible Baptist Church. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Dr. Jacob Isaac It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Jacob Isaac announces his passing after a brief illness on Friday, April 23, 2021, at the age of 96. Jacob will be lovingly remembered by his children Charles, Ruth (Walter), Phil (Kelly), and Richard (Codi); nine grandchildren Tracy (Ron), Jesse (Jessica), Lora (Devyn), Robyn (Joseph), Joel (Mandy), Shawn (Ranita), Christa (Warren), Oliver (Gabby), and Calla; one step-great-grandson; 19 greatgrandchildren; along with his brother Art (92); sisters Hilda (90) and Katie (87); and many precious nieces and nephews. Jacob was predeceased by his parents; his wife Irene; four brothers David (1924), Neil (2013), Abe (2015) and John (2020); and one sister Mary. He was a man of God, who was humble, kind, generous and sacrificed much for his family. He will be deeply missed, but we rejoice that he is enjoying his heavenly home. Due to the pandemic restrictions, a private family funeral will be held. Interment will take place at The Garden Cemetery by Tofield, Alberta. Memorial donations may be made to the War Amps www.waramps.ca.

January 11, 1934 ~ April 29, 2021 Norman Albert Badry of Camrose, AB, formerly of Heisler, AB, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the age of 87 years. Norman, the youngest child of William (Bill) and Ottilia (Tillie) Badry, was born on January 11, 1934, on the family farm near Heisler. As a farm boy, he had to help with the chores, etc., and had to walk four miles to Round Head Creek School, later finishing his schooling in Heisler. After his dad passed away, he and Elmer took over the farm. When Elmer passed away, Norman and his mom moved into town in April of 1981. Norman stayed in town after his mom passed on, and later found out he had dementia. On May 1, 2013, he moved to Providence Place in Daysland because his condition was getting worse. On December 30, 2015, he moved to Sunrise Village in Camrose. He joined the Heisler Elks and was a Knights of Columbus member. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, bingo, and being around his family whenever he had a chance. Left to cherish his memory are numerous nieces and nephews. Norman was predeceased by his siblings Herb, Leonard, Alfred, Frances Gamroth, Walter, Johanna Keufler, Elmer, and Laura Schamber. A private family service will be held. Interment will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Strome, AB. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Norman’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Theodore John Joseph Brinker March 30, 1931 ~ April 27, 2021 Theodore John Joseph Brinker of Camrose, AB, formerly of Edmonton, AB, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the age of 90 years. He was born on March 30, 1931, in Daysland, AB. Theodore was the seventh of nine children and the second youngest boy. He will be sadly missed by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Eleanor of 63 years; his sister Joan; his children Wanda, Brenda (Henry), and Jeff (Tania); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Wilhelmina and Theodore Brinker; his siblings Mildred, Tommy, Grace, Elmer, Marie, Audrey and Johnny; and by his son-in-law Orland. Theodore (Ted) was a compassionate, faith-filled man, with a great sense of humour. He spent his life in service to others. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A private family service was held. The Funeral Mass was live-streamed at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2021, on the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church website https://stfxcamrose. caedm.ca/ and a recording of the funeral mass is available on the St. Francis Xavier Church website under “Recorded Masses”. Interment has taken place in Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Theodore’s memory may be made to Leprosy Relief Canada or to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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William Henry Taylor Reed June 10, 1926 ~ April 27, 2021 William Henry Taylor Reed, also known as Willie, Bill and Pops, of Camrose, AB, formerly of Hamilton, ON, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the age of 94 years. Left to cherish his memory are his children James (Diane) of Sherwood Park, Phyllis (Harold) Mosley of Thunder Bay ON, Lorne (Persee Sano) of Camrose, and Jana Lee of Atikokan, ON; son-in-law Ted (Sandi) MacDonald; and numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, and nephews. William was predeceased by his wife Ruby; daughter Brenda MacDonald; brother Samuel; and sisters Mary and Florence. No service will be held at this time. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in William’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome. com.

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Kim Harris Kim Harris of Bawlf, Alberta was born on October 1, 1963 to Jim and Lillian Haugen. She passed away on April 22, 2021 at the Daysland Health Centre at the age of 57 years. She is survived by her sons Kody (Jen) and Jesse; grandchildren Kobi, Lilli, Makayla and Braxdyn; her sister Debbie Smith; and friend Ken Harris. Kim was predeceased by her daughter Kenzie; parents Jim and Lillian; and her sister Darlene (George) Ell. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.


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McKENNA, Tim R. May 20, 1965 ~ April 16, 2021 It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Timothy (Tim) Robert McKenna of Athabasca, AB, on April 16, 2021. He passed peacefully while in the ICU of the Royal Alexandra Hospital after a short illness. He was 55 years old. At the time of his death, Tim was employed by the RMWB as a manager of the water treatment plants. He will be missed by his wife Margo; daughters Jessica (Lee) and Sarah (Taylor); brother Jerel (Donna) and their children Heather and Skyler; his sister Lori and her daughter Janelle; brothers-in-law Les and Gary; as well as numerous cousins, uncles, aunts and friends. Tim was predeceased by his parents Ken and Dorothy; his brother Duane; and brother-in-law Bruce. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation (www.liver.ca), Athabasca United Church (www.athabascaunitedchurch.ca) or to a charity of your choice. Tim believed in giving back to the community. The family wishes to thank all of those who assisted Tim in a time of need, Athabasca Hospital, and the ICU at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. To send condolences: www. athabascacommunitychapel.com.

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Ruth Amelia Grue July 30, 1928 ~ April 26, 2021 Ruth was born on July 30, 1928, in Donalda, Alberta, to Emil and Olava Ramstad who farmed in the area. After graduating high school from Camrose Lutheran College, she attended the U of A and got her Teacher’s Certificate in 1946. She taught at Baldenstein and then Armena, beginning in 1948, where she met and married Evert Grue in 1949. He was a school bus driver in Armena. In 1952, with two small children, they moved into a new house built by Evert’s Dad in Armena. Ruth was a stay-at-home mom, bringing six kids into the world before returning to teaching in 1966 at Hay Lakes. Her teaching career spanned 24 years, and ended in Sifton School in Camrose in 1986, when she retired. Ruth always had a bit of a travel bug, and went to Vancouver with Evert and Doris and Adolph Peterson in 1951, and in 1956, she attended the Lutheran church convention in Minneapolis with Evert and her parents. They journeyed to Montreal for Expo ’67 with six kids, and took many short camping trips to Radium Hot Springs, BC, and special places in Alberta. Visits to and from Norway with relatives were highlights. Ruth loved gardening and cooking and, like Evert, always had a soft spot for the grandchildren and all living things. Left to cherish her memory are her children Anne (Cal) Lyseng of Edmonton, Barry (Lin Knox) of Sundre, Ron (Sharolyn Pedersen) of Kingman, Sonja Denman (Don McMillen) of Vernon, Charles of Camrose, and James (Christine Adam) of Edmonton; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and brotherin-law Marvin of Evansberg. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Evert; daughter-in-law Dawn; grandson Murray Denman; stepsisters Evelyn Tollefson and Kathleen Phillips; sisters-in-law Bethora L’Arrivee, Doris Peterson, Pearl Grue, and Mary Grue; and brothers-in-law Ed Grue, Adolf Peterson, Roy Phillips, Norman Tollefson, and Fred L’Arrivee. A private family service will be held. Interment will take place in the Scandia Lutheran Church Cemetery. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to Scandia Lutheran Church (c/o Scandia Church, Box 27, Armena, AB T0B 0G0), the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to Canadian Lutheran World Relief. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Susanna Megli With sad but grateful hearts, we announce the passing of Susanna Boese Megli on April 23, 2021, at the age of 94. She was a dearly loved wife, mother, nana, sister, and aunt. She leaves to mourn her husband Ray Megli, seven children, 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four siblings and a host of relatives and friends. Susanna was born on December 9, 1926, at Swalwell, AB, to Solomon and Margaret Boese. She grew up with six brothers and three sisters. She married Ray Megli in January 1951, and over the span of 70 years, they embraced companionship, adventure, hardship and joy. Susanna remains the star in Ray’s heart. Susanna’s faith in Jesus Christ as her Saviour, both for this life and the next, grounded her throughout the challenges that life brought. She loved talking about the truths from the Bible and how they applied to life. She will be remembered for her quiet, unassuming spirit and her hospitality to countless visitors whom her husband, family and friends brought through her doors here in Alberta, as well as each winter at their farm in Australia. Her zest for life was often expressed by berry picking, picnicking, fishing, golfing and travelling till the end of her ninth decade. She never lost her love of reading. She looked forward to the annual mother/daughter retreat in Canmore, where she enjoyed the scenery, the food, the conversation and laughter, surrounded by her daughters and sometimes her sisters. As she embarked on her tenth decade, her character was marked by sweet contentment and a gracious spirit, even as she navigated the challenges of being isolated due to COVID. She will be remembered by her children for her constant source of love, her endless support, her obvious enjoyment of their attention, and the relationship she had with each one. Her entire family anticipates reuniting with her one day.

Timothy Oscar Ekelund July 29, 1960 ~ April 23, 2021 Timothy Oscar Ekelund was born on July 29, 1960. He passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021. He is survived by his mother Ann; siblings Doug (Marie) of Nanaimo, BC, Victoria (Ralph) of South Carolina, Dan (Brandi) of Daysland, Barb (Tom) of Grande Prairie, and Marilyn of Winnipeg, MB. He also leaves to mourn numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a large extended family. He was predeceased by his father Art in 2003; and his brother Gordon in 2019. Tim lived in Daysland his entire life. He farmed and also worked as a pipeline inspector until his retirement a few years ago. Tim was a larger-than-life character, who was loved so much and will be missed by all who knew him. Tim loved his farm, his sports, and his many pastimes, but relationships with friends and family were always his number one priority and biggest source of joy. A celebration of life will be held later this summer. Inurnment will take place in the Daysland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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My Dearest Kathie All my life, I have heard wedding vows hundreds of times. Until now, I have never really listened to the words or realized what they meant. I take you my wife, my friend To have and to hold In good times and in bad For richer or poorer In sickness and in health Till death do us part. I guess I should not ask for more, as I think we did it all. I will miss you and love you forever. Happy Anniversary – May 8. – Paul

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Vernon Irvin Fipke May 13, 1942 ~ April 26, 2021 Vernon Irvin Fipke of Camrose, AB passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021, at the age of 78 years. Left to cherish his memory are his children Eldon of Camrose, Dave of Delburne, and Dallas of Camrose; sister Audrey (Rolly) Wheeler of Rutland; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Vernon was predeceased by his brother Gerald, and parents Irvin and Florence. A private family service will be held at a later date. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Vernon’s memory may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Armand Raoul Philion Armand Raoul Philion was born in Sudbury, Ontario, on December 20, 1944, and passed away on April 17, 2021. After a brief, but fierce battle with cancer, Armand passed peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose, AB, with his wife of 35 years, Linda Philion, at his side. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community. For those wishing to express their condolences, please send a donation to the Camrose Animal Shelter in his memory.


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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.

IN-HOME CAREGIVER REQUIRED – Full time position for two children, school age and toddler. Must be honest, reliable and responsible. Available mornings, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. Duties include preparing and serving meals, providing games and activities, light cleanup, while maintaining a safe and healthy environment. English speaking, CPR and criminal check a must. Experience is an asset. Live-in an option. Expected start date June 14. Pay $15/hr. Please submit resumé to jsean990@gmail.com References required. RETIRED INDIVIDUAL – to do yard care / snow removal on small commercial property. 780-608-3131.

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 OUTDOOR POTTERY SHOW & SALE – in time for Mother’s Day! May 7 and 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1-1/2 miles west of Edberg. Range Road 203 North 780-877-2140.

LOST and FOUND LOST – saddle bags, 5 miles east of Camrose on Hwy 13. 780781-4871.

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

HELP WANTED LOOKING FOR A CHILDCARE PROVIDER – in a private home for a 3-year-old in Rosalind, AB. $16.44/hr, 42 hrs/ week, includes days, nights and weekends. Perform light housekeeping and cleaning duties; assume full responsibility for household in absence of a parent. First Aid/CPR Certificate required. Please send resumé to freya.apita@gmail.com

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

SERVICES SELF-INKING STAMPS – Every shape, size, and colour. We deliver, right to your office. Camrose Booster Ltd., 4925-48 St., Camrose. Call us at 780-672-3142. J.D.’s SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, SALES & SERVICE – Ph. 780-672-7649. SPECIALIZING IN THE CARE AND MAINTENANCE – of your landscaped beds and borders. GARDEN MAIDEN. 780-707-1673 or 780-386-3992. DSS CONSTRUCTION Don’t put off those projects any longer! Give me a call and we can plan together. Devin Meakins, Ph. 780-853-1080 McTAVISH DELIVERIES LTD. Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated 780-672-5242, Camrose THE SHIRT OFF MY BACK TAILORING in Camrose Tues. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thurs. Evening and Sat.: By Appointment Closed: Sun., Mon. and Holidays Please call 780-672-4793 JUNK TO THE DUMP – Free estimates. Garages, Basements, Yards, Light hauling. Tom – 780-678-1847. CONFIDENTIAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING Specializing in downsizing and large scale residential and business decluttering projects. For rate information and free initial consultation, please contact us at 780-226-5415 or livelifesimply@outlook.com.

CXT CAMROSE Get your home videos transferred from VHS to digital Contact Laurel Warkentin at 780-335-6469 or laurel@cxt.ca

FOR RENT FOR RENT ADS NOW UPLOADED TO The Camrose Booster Website DAILY! 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. 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. 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. 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. 5210-56 STREET APARTMENTS – 1-bedroom $775, 2-bedroom $900. Water, heat, basic cable included. No partiers, no smokers. Call Andrea, 587322-0732.

BEST LOCATION ON MAIN STREET CAMROSE – Excellent multi-use space, three rooms: reception area, separate work area with cupboard and sink, private office. $725/mo. includes all utilities. COVID workable. Be sure to see! 780679-2170. 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. COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE – 2880 sq. ft. 5031-46 Street (old Windwood building). Call Steve, 780608-5222. Aspen Terrace 4920-66 Street WELCOME HOME! 2-bedroom suites available! SPRING SPECIAL ON NOW! 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 780-851-2723 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. 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! APARTMENT NEAR AUGUSTANA – and downtown. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Fridge, stove, water, heat included. One powered parking space. Free laundry. One year lease. No pets, no smoking. 780-672-9531. 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. EXCELLENT LOCATION – Very quiet, 2-bedroom top floor unit with balcony, stove, fridge, dishwasher. Neat, clean, owner managed. Possession May 15. No smoking, no pets. Reference required. 780-679-2170.

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! 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. FOUR-BEDROOM, TWOBATH FOR RENT – With finished basement and double car garage. Garden space, no smokers. Available June 15, 2021. $1500/mo. plus DD and utilities. Call 780-878-4822 or 780-679-8701. NICE QUIET PLACE – one-bedroom apartment suite. Available May 1. Call or text 780-608-3820. OFFICE SPACE Bright second floor office overlooking Main Street Camrose. Generous 180 sq. ft. Quiet, considerate neighbours. $284.10 + GST monthly all inclusive, except communications. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson 780-672-3142 days, two of the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business! SHORELINE APARTMENTS – 4828-54 Street. Bright and cheery full reno. One-bedroom five minutes to downtown, one minute to walking trails. 780-621-8495.

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CLASSIFIED ADS (Continued) 3-BEDROOM LOFT – Clean, quiet, bright. 3 rooms, 2 baths, kitchenette, laundry. Utilities and WIFI included. Rent 1/2 price for summer for students if not there. 780-678-6163.

LIVESTOCK / FEED / AG PUREBRED GELBVIEH BULLS – two-year-olds and yearlings from our 43-year breeding program. WINDER FARMS 780-678-4021. BULLS FOR SALE – Purebred Black and Red Angus. Call 780-986-9088.

REAL ESTATE

FOR SALE – Excellent condition, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Double car garage, RV parking. Well groomed, fenced yard. Price negotiable. Phone 780608-3344, 780-608-3111.

MISCELLANEOUS TENOR UKELELE – like new, with extras. $100. 780781-6475. 5TH WHEEL PLATE – and tripod, $850. Club Car golf cart (new batteries), $2200. 780913-1901.

GARAGE SALES 6603-45 AVENUE – Huge multi-family garage sale May 6, 7 and 8. Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Haier air conditioner ($1500 to $2000), tools, bamboo panels, flooring, lights, outdoor games; lady’s clothing, shoes, boots, baby clothes; high chair, stroller; oak table and chairs; coffee and end tables; lift recliner; vacuum cleaners; small kitchen appliances, sheets, towels, pillows. COVID restrictions apply.

BOATS, RVS and CAMPERS 2001 COLEMAN BAYSIDE ELITE – tent trailer. Good condition. Extra battery, new tires. $5000. Call 780-672-2629. 20 07 COACH M AN TRAILER – 28 ft. long. 780672-3134.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Camrose and District Support Services (CDSS) is seeking a highly motivated team leader to support the CDSS board, staff and community partners in meeting the preventive social service needs of Camrose and area. CDSS is the FCSS program for the City of Camrose, Camrose County, and five Villages within the County. As a team leader with a visionary approach, the CDSS Executive Director effectively juggles human resources and internal operations with external liaison and community development. A management approach that balances respect for staff and program autonomy while safeguarding the organizational integrity of CDSS as a whole is critical. This is a multi-faceted position requiring diverse qualifications, education and experience, including • A relevant undergraduate degree; Master’s Degree strongly preferred • At least five years’ experience in a senior management position • Strong financial management skills: solid capacity for budgeting and financial planning, and ability to comprehend financial statements essential; experience with audits an asset • Experience with project, program and fund development, including writing successful proposals and preparing comprehensive program reports (outcomes and financial) • Experience writing, reviewing, revising and implementing operational and personnel policy • Familiarity and experience with applicable regulatory guidelines and/or legislation an asset • Experience working with and/or serving on one or more boards of directors • Appreciation for the principles of community development and ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of community partners and agencies • Flexibility, with adaptable planning skills and a thoughtful approach to critical problem-solving • High degree of empathy and emotional maturity; capacity for sound judgement and personal responsibility • Use of a personal vehicle and flexible working hours are needed for this position • Proof of current Criminal Record Check required The application deadline is May 21, 2021 with a start-date of August 1. Cover letters and resumés with three references can be emailed in confidence to CDSS Board Chair Doug Lyseng: veggys@ xplornet.ca. CDSS thanks all applicants in advance; however, only those invited to interview will be contacted.

Camrose, AB – 4517-54 Street Location $22 to $27 per hour – Part Time, Temporary Contract Camrose & District Pre-school Society (established 1984) • We are hiring 2 Pre-school Teachers (co leaders) to teach two separate classes per week for our 4 year old program, Tuesday to Friday each week. • The successful candidates must submit a resumé, cover letter, and 3 references. Responsibilities include: • 4-year-old Pre-school Program planning and implementation. • Commitment to and knowledge of Early Childhood focus “Learning Through Play” • Attendance on Pre-school site in Camrose; 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday to Friday. • Understanding and compliance with Alberta Licensing Regulations. • Experience as Pre-school Teacher, Out of School care setting, Daycare/Dayhome setting preferred. POSITION PROFILE: PRE-SCHOOL Teacher (CO-LEADER) Reports to: Pre-school Program Director Liaises with: Camrose and District Pre-school Program Board, parents of Pre-school children, School Divisions, other human services staff, pediatric assessments, in-class aides and applicable regulatory bodies. Leadership and Supervision Supports and fosters the mission, goals, and guiding principles of the Camrose & District Pre-school Program. Desired Knowledge, Education and Experience • Level 3 Child Development – Early Childhood Development Diploma or equivalent • Experience in Early Childhood Program Planning and Development • Experience in leading and or supervising Early Childhood programs • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required. • CWIS check and criminal records check with vulnerable sector search will be required (valid within 8 weeks of start date – no exceptions). Employer will supply letter requesting these checks, the cost of checks is applicant’s sole responsibility. Contract Length: 10 months Part Time Hours: 21-22 hours per week Application Deadline: May 31, 2021 Email: cdss7@telusplanet.net Attention: Pre-school Director Start Date: August 23, 2021

780-672-0141

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS

PERMANENT POSITIONS DAY AND NIGHT SHIFT

 Sheet Metal Fabricator  Welder  Wiring Shop Assistant Permanent, Full Time Employment Competitive Salary and Full Benefits in our new second Wetaskiwin Factory Email your resumé in confidence to: acdandy@acdandy.com A.C. Dandy Products Ltd. Ph: 780-361-5300

Missed Delivery Policy

COMPLETE CAMPING OUTFIT – 24.5 ft. Travelaire 5th wheel with full load, sleeps six, TV, solar panel, 3000 watt generator, new $1900 fridge. 1998 DODGE RAM CLUB CAB – chrome rails, boards, air bags, 360 motor, 56,600 km. Both units in excellent condition. Asking $14,000. Will sell trailer for only $7000 obo. 780-672-7645. LUND FISHING BOAT – 16.5 ft., vinyl top, 50 hp Honda. Asking $16,995 obo. 780913-1901.

Early Childhood Educator Pre-school Teacher Camrose and District Pre-school Society

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780-672-3142 ads@camrosebooster.com 4925-48 Street, Camrose AB T4V 1L7

Estate of GERTRUDE LOIS JANE STOVER, also known as LOIS STOVER, who died on February 24, 2021. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by June 4, 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.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of TIMOTHY OSCAR EKELUND, also known as TIM EKELUND, who died on April 23, 2021. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by June 11, 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.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of ROSS ANDERSON, who died on February 1, 2021. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by June 11, 2021, and provide details of your claim with MARGARET WEIR 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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Run to make a difference

BUSINESS KEEPS BUILDING AT HAUSER HOME HARDWARE

WE’RE HIRING!

By Murray Green Agriterra Equipment Ltd. is a ten-store Massey Ferguson, Bourgault and Challenger dealership. We pride ourselves on having great people and creating a positive, rewarding workplace environment for everyone. Our Camrose location is currently accepting resumés for the position of:

PARTS TECHNICIAN

(Journeyman or Apprentice)

Appliances & Flooring Department Full time position – Duties include: flooring, tile and appliance sales; contacting clients and vendors. Need excellent organizational skills and professional selling skills. Background in Major Appliances and Flooring Sales an asset.

Contractor Desk Sales

Full time position – never a dull moment. Stay busy helping our wide diversity of devoted clients, selling building materials and quoting on building projects. Organization and attention to detail is a must. Position requires basic knowledge of building materials. Ability in cost estimating and materials evaluating for small jobs is beneficial but we may train the right candidate. Come apply today! We take all COVID-19 precautions seriously, are highly safety-conscious and offer attractive benefits package.

Benefits of working at Hauser Home Hardware Building Centre • an exciting retail work environment • competitive wages • opportunities for advancement • opportunity to learn about the thousands of products Home carries

• a clean, safe working environment • opportunity to help customers live better lives • company benefits • staff discount

Apply with resumé and references to Jill… 6809-48 Avenue, Camrose Phone 780-672-8818 Fax 780-672-8809 Email jill@hhbccamrose.ca

Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission

We are looking for someone who: • consistently demonstrates exceptional customer service • sells and orders parts for customers, including pricing, locating and receiving parts • has excellent communication skills and is highly organized • is eager to take direction, learn and become a key member of our parts team • excels at analyzing and interpreting information • reads and interprets parts diagnostics and diagrams • uses computerized inventory system and parts libraries • merchandises parts department sales area We will give preference to individuals with: • previous product and industry knowledge and experience • excellent customer service and leadership skills • valid driver’s license We would like to offer you: • an exemplary health and dental benefits package • a matching RRSP plan • a competitive wage We are also accepting resumés for the position of:

SHIPPER/RECEIVER Full-time opportunity for the right individual. In this role, you will be required to inventory all parts arriving at our dealership. You will carefully and conscientiously stock our parts ‘bins’ and contact both clients and our technicians when their parts become available. Excellent communication skills are essential. A cooperative working relationship is expected. You will work very closely with each individual in our parts department. As a ‘junior partsman’ there may be growth opportunities within our organization for the right individual. You will be rewarded with: • an exemplary health and dental benefi ts package • a matching RRSP plan • a competitive wage Join our TEAM and work in an environment that is both rewarding and positive. Please forward resumés to: Steve Lindberg at slindberg@agriterraeq.com 4716-38 Street, Camrose | Phone 780-672-2452

Box 540, 5029-51 Avenue Ryley, AB, Canada T0B 4A0 780-663-2019 or 1-866-333-3791 Fax 780-663-2050 Email: info@hwy14water.ca

NOTICE THE HIGHWAY 14 REGIONAL WATER SERVICES COMMISSION has had several engineering studies conducted in an effort to develop a rate model that reflects the full cost accounting of operating the Hwy 14 Regional Water System. The Commission owns and operates approximately 280 km of water mains and associated pumps, controls and reservoirs. This infrastructure has a limited lifespan. Replacement of this infrastructure must be planned to keep this system operational. With much consideration the Commission has approved a commodity rate increase under Bylaw 21-3 to take effect June 1, 2021. Increases will be noticed on the June 30 invoices. Changes to rates are as follows: • Distribution Commodity Rate has been increased from $3.755/m3 to $4.515/m3. • Bulk Commodity Rate has been increased from $3.505/m3 to $3.815/m3. • Non-Member Commodity Rate has been removed and the Distribution Commodity Rate will apply. • Truck Fill Rate has been increased from $5.293/m3 to $5.993/m3. The Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission can be contacted at 1-866-333-3791 during regular office hours from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Lock it or Lose it!

Experiencing the Servicing Dealer Difference 4716-38 Street, Camrose • Phone 780-672-2452

Qualified Motorcycle Technician required for full time, immediate employment. Working in a clean, well-equipped shop, you will be counted on for repair of bikes, ATVs and snowmobiles. You will be supported with a terrific parts team and the best brands in the industry. Apply with resumé in person or by email to curtis@camrosemotorsports.ca

5607-48 Avenue, Camrose | 780.672.4095

Spring is Here!

Drive attentively and watch for bicyclists.

Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K run will be taking place this year. “It will be a virtual five kilometre event. Run with us to make a difference for Albertans facing cancer,” said Michelle Pitt, Alberta cancer Foundation development officer and community relations. “This May, we invite you to join us for the Albertans Helping Albertans provincewide fundraiser that raises funds in support of the 17 cancer centres located throughout Alberta.” Sign up and start fundraising for the Camrose Community Cancer Centre at albertacancer.ca/virtual5K. The Camrose Community Cancer Centre is located within the Covenant Health St. Mary’s Hospital Camrose facility. Call 780679-2822 for more information on services offered in Camrose.

BIRTHS To Sarah and

Ken Bradley, of Camrose, a son on April 24.

DEATHS Kim Harris of Bawlf,

on April 22, at 57 years of age. Dr. Jacob Isaac of Tofield, on April 23, at 96 years of age. Susanna Boese Megli of Camrose and New Norway, on April 23, at 94 years of age. T imothy Osca r Ekelund on April 23, at 60 years of age. Ruth Amelia Grue of Camrose, formerly of Armena, on April 26, at 92 years of age. Vernon Irvin Fipke of Camrose, on April 26, at 78 years of age. William Henry Taylor Reed of Camrose, formerly of Hamilton, ON, on April 27, at 94 years of age. Theodore John Joseph Brinker of Camrose, formerly of Edmonton, on April 27, at 90 years of age. Lillian Louisa De Vries, formerly of Delburne, on April 27, at 88 years of age. Leonard Thompson of Camrose, on April 28, at 71 years of age. Reinhold “Ron” Jacob Blatz of Camrose, formerly of Kelsey, on April 28, at 87 years of age. Nathaniel Vance Ferguson of New Norway, on April 29, at 76 years of age. Norman Albert Badry of Camrose, formerly of Heisler, on April 29, at 87 years of age. Vera Ethel Swalm of Camrose, formerly of Hay Lakes, on April 29, at 67 years of age. G or don Joh n MacDonald of Camrose, formerly of Rosalind, on April 29, at 92 years of age.


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The Pandemic Mother’s Day Edition

Mother to son: “I’m warning you. If you fall out of that tree and break both of your legs, don’t come running to me!” Son: “When is Mother’s Day, Dad?” Dad (wearily unplugging the vacuum): “Every day, son, every day.” Two children ordered their mother to stay in bed on Mother’s Day morning. As she lay there, looking forward to breakfast in bed, the smell of bacon wafted up from the kitchen. But after a good long wait, she finally went downstairs to investigate. She found both children sitting at the table, eating bacon and eggs. “As a surprise for Mother’s Day,” one explained, “We decided to cook our own breakfast.” My daughter came up to me and gave me the last piece of a cookie. I was so happy she had learned to share. But a few minutes later, my son came up to me and asked me who ate HIS cookie. And she said, “Mom and I ate it!” No one makes more observations than a child sharing a stall with his mother inside a public restroom. Me: “Do that thing I like.” Husband: Takes the kids and leaves for the afternoon. That awkward moment when your child looks to you for wisdom and you’re like, “Honey, I don’t even know what day of the week it is.” I bought my mom a mug which says, “Happy Mother’s Day from the World’s Worst Son”. I forgot to mail it, but I think she already knows.

We have a common enemy. You may believe it is the loss of freedom due to heavy-handed overpaid unelected bureaucrats and weak elected politicians, who make sure that they do not lose any money. The contrived pandemic called COVID-19 virus is only a symptom of the true pandemic facing Canada and the entire world. The true pandemic facing us today is “Sin and Unbelief ”. Sin, because people have turned away from God and the Holy Bible, and have given priority to their own fallen nature, and now a test is given. The test for all to consider is this. Will we believe in the safety of our divine Saviour Jesus Christ, or will we forfeit His gift of freedom and, in unbelief, turn our trust over to social distancing, masks, lockdowns, vaccines and other ideas contrived by mortal men and women? The common enemy of all men and women on earth today is an evil lie presented by Lucifer, Satan the Devil (Isaiah 14:12-15). “How are you fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations. Yet you shall be brought down to Hell, to the sides of the pit.” This is the lot of Satan and all who follow him and seek to be like God, but in a wrong way, in effect, making themselves god. The earth and all humanity is now being judged. In whom will you believe – Lucifer, the father of all lies, or in the Lord Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life? Accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. Only through Jesus will you be reunited with God your Father in Heaven. It is the gift of the blood of Jesus and the finished work of the cross. All of us are lost in sin and deserving of death according to the Ten Commandments. We have had our debt paid by One who did not sin – Jesus, Jesus and only Jesus. Please begin to believe in Jesus this very day. The first Resurrection/Rapture could happen in the next moment.

The Last Date This is the time of the Second Advent and the Lord is about to return. Repent and follow Him because the Kingdom of God is at hand. His name is Jesus, the Promised One of Israel (Yeshua HaMashiach). Come as you are to the cross of Jesus Christ. He cries out to you today,

“It is finished.” Your knees bend down, your nose to the ground, only He can save you. Those who do not take heed, but live in greed, the world will soon be given. But know this all, ye damned, well, it’s from the pits of hell, you will suffer and cry. In the first three years, through blood and tears, two billion of you will die. The Age of Grace from every face, is taken by your permission. The world will be cruel, Jesus was the tool, safety is Jesus and your submission. The Resurrection/Rapture is soon to happen. Salvation is for everyone and only you can stop you (Zechariah 11:4-7). Thus saith the Lord my God, “Feed the flock of the slaughter.” I am feeding you truth from the Holy Bible. In love, Vern Peterson

Why do mothers need two visits to the optometrist? Because they also have eyes in the back of their head. Just heard the mother of a newborn tell her crying baby, “It’s okay, we’re figuring it out. We’re just on Day 8.” Honestly, I’m on Day 3,654, and I’m still figuring it out. Daughter: “Mom, what’s it like to have the greatest daughter in the world?” Mom: “I don’t know, dear, you’ll have to ask Grandma.” For weeks, a six-year-old lad kept telling his Grade 1 teacher about the baby that was expected at his house. One day, the mother allowed him to feel movements of the unborn child. The lad was obviously impressed, but made no comment. Furthermore, he stopped telling his teacher about the impending event. The teacher finally asked, “Tommy, whatever has become of that baby you were expecting at home?” Tommy burst into tears and confessed, “I think Mommy ate it!” I shouted to my mom on Mother’s Day, “How does breakfast in bed sound?” She said, “Oooh, that sounds lovely!” I said, “Great, I’ll have bacon, hash browns and two eggs.” “Mom, are bugs good to eat?” asked a boy during dinner. “Let’s not talk about such things at the dinner table, son,” his mother replied. After dinner, the mother inquired, “Now, what did you want to ask me?” “Oh nothing,” the boy said. “There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.” THINGS MOM WOULD NEVER SAY: • “How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?” • “Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too.” • “Just leave all the lights on – it makes the house look more cheery.” • “Let me smell that shirt – yeah, it’s good for another week.” • “Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I’ll be glad to feed and walk him every day.” • “Well, if Jason’s mom says it’s okay, that’s good enough for me.” • “The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It’s not like I’m running a prison around here.” • “I don’t have a tissue with me, just use your sleeve.” • “Don’t bother wearing a jacket – the windchill is bound to improve.”

Central Agencies Home of the Week

Stunning updated bungalow

By Lori Larsen

Updates galore make this bungalow a must see. Located in the well established Century Meadows subdivision, bordering a park and green space, there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy an active lifestyle. The minute you enter the home, you will be impressed with the on point styling and finishes. Muted grey wood laminate flooring extends from the front entry throughout the open floor concept. Vaulted ceilings and large windows flood the home with natural light. A stylish kitchen with sleek grey cabinets, a chic backsplash and plenty of counter space makes it the perfect place to prepare meals or spend a day baking. Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining area with french patio doors leading out to a screened-in sunroom, where you can enjoy the great outdoors in comfort. The living room has an elegant stone feature wall equipped with a gas fireplace and large window in which to to curl up in front and enjoy watching nature.

Lyndsey Delwo The master bedroom has room in which to retreat, and accesses the fabulous five-piece main floor bathroom, complete with corner soaker tub, double sink vanity and corner shower. A second bedroom and spacious laundry/mudroom, with access to the heated double garage, offer all you need on the main floor. The basement has a family room where you can host movie night, two more bedrooms, an office area and a three-piece bathroom. A wonderful deck off the sunroom, ground level patio area with inlay brick and firepit, and beautifully landscaped, fully fenced backyard with raised flower beds, mature trees and shrubs will have you spending more time outside than inside. This completely finished home, located at 112 Edgewood Close and priced at $409,900, is move-in ready, so you can enjoy the summer months in your own beautiful backyard. For a personal viewing, contact Lyndsey Delwo at:

Central Agencies Realty 4870-51 Street, Camrose 780-672-4495 or 780-678-6117 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; 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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CUSTOM BUILT 2024 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW IN VALLEYVIEW! Asking $924,900 A1078972

AMAZING WALKOUT BUNGALOW OVERLOOKING LAKE IN VALLEYVIEW! Exc. quality, craftsmanship. Gorgeous plan, open staircase, superb kitchen, amazing master suite, awesome bsmt., / entertainment area + more! You’ll love it! Asking $789,000 A1080211

NEW ZERO STEP DESIGN! Non-bsmt., beautiful 1456 sq. ft. bungalow. Superb garage. Active community! Asking $484,420 A1031265

CENTURY MEADOWS – Impressive 4-bdrm. home with massive yard. Asking $429,900 A1093500

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

UPDATED 1416 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW on oversized lot close to Mirror Lake! Asking $314,900 A1069302

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AN ABSOLUTE STUNNER – Top quality finished, granite, custom kitchen, Euroline windows, infloor heat everywhere! 1629 sq. ft. raised bungalow backing a park. Asking $724,500 A1098544

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

NEW ZERO STEP DESIGN! Awesome views, beautiful 1319 sq. ft. bungalow. Dev. bsmt. Superb garage! Asking $541,600 A1031243

SOLD BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW! Impressive 1288 sq. ft., vaulted ceilings, awesome kitchen, cozy FP, private covered deck. Superb MF laundry. Exc. bsmt. dev., A/C. Heated garage. You’ll love it! Asking $397,900 A1078585

WALKOUT VILLAS overlooking Valleyview Lake, awesome views! Developed w/o bsmt. Superb upper deck and patio, landscaped. 26’x20’5’ garage. Just move in! Asking $532,162 A1032901

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BEAUTIFUL BI-LEVEL, AWESOME YARD … Quality built, bright open design, vaulted ceilings. Exc. bsmt., htd. garage, RV parking, a/c + more! Just move in! Asking $389,900 A1102238

WALKOUT VILLAS overlooking Valleyview Lake, awesome views! Developed w/o bsmt. Superb upper deck and patio, landscaped. 23’x20’5 garage. Just move in! Asking $528,162 A1032894

OVERLOOKING JUBILEE PARK! … top floor condo w/park views! Awesome loft, 3 baths. Heated garage in bldg. FP, a/c plus more. Relaxing lifestyle! Asking $309,900 CA0146607

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N BUNGALOW, OVERSIZED YARD – Great EXC. location! 2 garages, rental income potential. Great for starters, investors, retirement! Asking $307,900 A10901301

CUTE 3-BDRM. HOME across from OLMP School Asking $209,900 A1092767

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FULLY FIN. BI-LEVEL … on Erickson Drive, backing a green space. 4 bdrm., 2 baths. Single garage, close to Jack Stuart School. Asking $263,500 A1101768

QUIET MONTCALM AVENUE … 1288 sq. ft. Complete reno on MF. Check the extras! Asking $258,000 A1069583

FULLY FINISHED HALF DUPLEX Backing a park. Single attached garage. Asking $234,900 A1084580 STRESS FREE LIVING! 3-bdrm. 2-bath bi-level condo in Ridgepoint! Asking $189,900 A1083191

4-BDRM. 2 BATH BUNGALOW with wrap around deck! A gardener’s dream awaits! Asking $234,500 A1081402

Crisp, clean & Fully finished! 2 bdrm., 2 baths modern bungalow in West Camrose. Asking $307,500 A01080994

CENTURY MEADOWS 3-bdrm. bungalow. Exc. for retirement. Close to Jack Stuart School. Asking $319,900 A1090243

N IN DESIRABLE LOCATION EXCELLENT BI-LEVEL A/C, F/P, many updates, new shingles, 26’x30’ htd. garage. Not to be missed! Asking $269,900 A1064886

OUT OF TOWN

BEAUTIFUL VALLEYVIEW DUPLEX – Both sides available! Great floor plan. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, cozy FP. By parks, valley walking trails. Asking $257,900 A1089150

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BEAUTIFUL VALLEYVIEW DUPLEX – Both sides available! Great floor plan. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, cozy FP. By parks, valley walking trails. Asking $257,900 A1089160

OHATON … Updated 4-level split on oversized yard. Asking $309,900 A1074956

CENTURY MEADOWS 5-BDRM. Asking $498,000 CA0164181

MULTI-FAMILY

TILLICUM BEACH – 2 bdrm., 2 baths on 2 lots! Asking $259,900 A1065999

BEAUTIFUL VALLEYVIEW DUPLEX – Both sides available! Great floor plan. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, cozy FP. By parks, valley walking trails. Asking $515,800 A1089197

DAYSLAND – Gorgeous 2096 sq. ft., 3+2bdrm. home! Amazing open design. Beautiful curved staircase, conservatory/music room, awesome gourmet kitchen, superb master, exc. bsmt. dev. Quality, lifestyle, you’ll love it! Asking $379,900 A1088745

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

FOR LEASE

EXC. MOVE-IN READY HOME IN FERINTOSH! 2+1 bdrm. 1625 sq. ft., gas FP, MF laundry. 2 lge. decks, dble. garage, RV parking, all on lge. dble. lot. Quiet lifestyle 20 min. from Camrose. Asking $174,900 A1082297

DUHAMEL … Extremtly well maintained raised bungalow on 0.75 acre. Asking $299,000 A1085404

GEMINI CENTRE, TURN KEY – 2104 sq. ft. FURNISHED! Board room, bull pen, 6 offices, reception. EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS! Only $16/sq. ft. + common A1044102

ICE! NEW PR NEW NORWAY

Fully finished newer 4-bdrm. bi-level. Asking $274,000 A1080911

Beautiful Walkout Bungalows by Battle River Homes

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

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

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Lakeside walkouts available!

21+ ACRES W/1.5 STOREY HOME, NEW W/O BSMT! Asking $399,900 A1021347

PARADISE AT RED DEER LAKE – 2010 built fully fin. 1320 sq. ft. bungalow on 2 lots (1 acre) 24’x34’ htd. garage, 2-tiered deck, a/c + more. Enjoy nature by the water side! Asking $535,000 A1098985

3.01 ACRES CLEARED IN BIG HAY LAKES DRAINAGE DISTRICT Gas and power adjacent to property. Asking $124,900 A1097121 3.01 ACRES CLEARED IN BIG HAY LAKES DRAINAGE DISTRICT Gas and power adjacent to property. Asking $114,900 A1097112 3.01 ACRES CLEARED IN BIG HAY LAKES DRAINAGE DISTRICT Gas and power adjacent to property. STING ! Asking $124,900 NEW LIA1097125

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

AMAZING COUNTRY LIFESTYLE, ENERGY EFF. Asking $629,000 A1024270

We offer Multiple Listing Service

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ZERO STEPS! NEW ZERO-STEP DESIGN Awesome views! Beautiful 1319 sq. ft. bungalow! Full bsmt., superb garage! Asking $541,600 A1031243

Asking $459,900 A1077093

142 +/– ACRES EAST OF CAMROSE and one km north on Range Road 180. Asking $454,900 A1096135

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

IN ONE WORD ~ “WOW”! …

New build • Awesome master Bonus room • Triple garage

EXCEPTIONAL 2572 SQ. FT. HOME 19.99+/– acres right on pavement, w/multiple outbuildings! Asking $1,340,000 A1075576

NEW ADULT COMMUNITY

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

GREAT OPPORTUNITY for intensive farming operation, or someone who needs lots of indoor and outdoor storage space, on hwy! Asking $650,000 A1075322

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PRIVATE ACREAGE! … 40’x100’ workshop. Perfect for active family, hobbyist. 16.2 acres, beautiful 2235 sq. ft. home. Asking $479,500 A1094949 SOUTH VIEW LOT IN SPARTAN ESTATES! Asking $50,000 CA0183063

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

Camrose on Hwy 26. 36’x44’ shop! Asking $289,900 A1047574

EXCEPTIONAL 2572 SQ. FT. HOME 7+/– acres right on pavement, w/multiple outbuildings! Asking $690,000 A1075552

GREAT FLEXIBLITY IN MAYERTHORPE Over 23 acres along Hwy 43 Asking $230,000 CA0168666 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

SOLD … 12 min. to UPGRADED BUNGALOW

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A TRULY REMARKABLE PROPERTY! 1/3 mile off Hwy 21. 10 min. to Camrose, 35 min. to Henday. Asking $899,000 A1083729

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!

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

COMMERCIAL

MULTI-FAMILY LOTS

NEW LISTIN

NEWER AFFORDABLE CONDO … 2 bdrm., reno’d, convenient location! Steps away from golf course and west end amenties. Asking $139,000 A1101707

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

BITTERN LAKE … Affordable living. 3-bdrm., 1-bath mobile (1993) on its own lot w/oversized deck. Asking $105,000 A1098575

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

BEAUTIFUL 3-BDRM. TOWNHOUSE CONDO – by parks and schools! Exc. design! Vaulted ceilings, bright windows, private entrance. Awesome lifestyle, call now! Asking $177,500 A1097341

FARMS SPACIOUS 5-BDRM. BUNGALOW on 33 +/- acres only 10 min. from Camrose Asking $475,000 A1086617

HUGE HOME IN MEETING CREEK 1920 sq. ft. bungalow – needs attention but great potential! Asking $129,900 A1075286

SPACIOUS HOME with most of the updating already done. Fenced yard, large garage, extra parking. Asking $184,500 A1072113

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IATE OR INVESTMENT HOME! GREAT STARTER IMMED Easy walk to University, walking trails. Cozy 988 sq. ft., 2+2 bdrm. bungalow. Private yard, 24’x20’ garage + more! Asking $232,500 A1095248

ACREAGES

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FIVE BEDROOMS! Great starter or investment home! Backing onto park, easy walk to University. Huge 63’x150’ lot zoned R3. Lots of recent upgrades! Cozy and bright! 1140 sq. ft. home w/bsmt. walkout. Call now! Asking $207,900 A1086921

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NEW PR ICE!

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OUT OF TOWN

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

CENTRAL LOCATION – Lovely layout. 3-bdrm., a/c, hot tub and single garage! Asking $249,000 A1097489

EXCELLENT STARTER HOME – Close to schools! Cozy, bright 3+2-bdrm. family bungalow w/ cul-de-sac location. Well maintained, great bsmt. Exc. 26’x24’ garage + more! Asking $244,900 A1087652

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LA VISTA VILLAS! Exceptionally well maintained 2-bdrm. duplex bungalow. Asking $298,500 A1085374

NEWCOZY 5-BDRM. BUNGALOW … across from park! Close to schools, dev. bsmt. Awesome yard, 24’x18’ htd. garage. You’ll want to see this one! Asking $222,900 A1095192

VINTAGE BUNGALOW IN AUGUSTANA AREA 5 bdrm. 1851 sq. ft., potential mother-in-law suite. 2 garages, close to amenities. Asking $269,000 A1096124

NEW LISTIN

NEW PR ICE!

TERRIFIC BUNGALOW HOME – bordering park space. 4 bdrm. plus den. MF laundry. Htd. garage, RV parking. Asking $409,900 A1092250

TURN KEY DUAL INCOME PROPERTY Close to downtown, totally updated. Each floor sees 2 bdrm., updated kitchen and 4-pce. bath w/separate laundry. Asking $269,000 A1098567

LISTING !

COZY 5-BDRM. BUNGALOW – across from park! Close to schools. Awesome yard, 26’x22’ htd. garage. Dev. bsmt. Asking $251,900 A1092844

2-Storey walk out! Unobstructed valley views! Asking $559,900 A1044949

ONLY ONE NON-BASEMENT HOME LEFT!

NEW ZERO-STEP DESIGN Non-bsmt. Beautiful 1456 sq. ft. bungalow! Superb garage! Active community! • Master planned community Asking $484,420 A1031265

• Designed for active adults • No condo fees • Community lifestyle

4001-50 Street, Camrose Phone 780.672.5851 www.ipdi.biz

CALL NOW TO VIEW!

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