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June 1, 2021

Photo by Ron Pilger

Wearing his crisp, blue, conductor’s uniform, Ken Eshpeter, chair of Battle River Railway, is eager for the day (hopefully soon) that his locomotive can transport passengers to live performances of The Bailey Buckaroos. Representing the entire band, as some individuals could not attend the photo session, are: Dan Olofson, Jessica Dostie and Marj Pudlowski.

Choo! Choo! Ridin’ the rails to see the Buckaroos! The Bailey Buckaroos have gained a huge following among those who live in the Camrose trade area. Now, due to brainstorming with friends and fans who form the ownership group of Battle River Railway, a novel idea has surfaced to make Buckaroo show dates (and potentially other Camrose concerts or special events in neighbouring rural communities) even more fun and accessible. Stakeholders want you to be able to hop the train in order to attend upcoming shows. Plans have been made to construct a passenger loading/unloading platform at CNR Mile 10, which is less than a ten minute drive, south-east of the City (just off Highway 56). Once construction has been funded and completed, as a Buckaroo fan, you will be able to enjoy riding the Battle River Railway passenger train from any point served along the east line to Mile 10, then be picked up by motorcoach for the last leg of the journey into the historic Bailey Theatre for the live performance! A Go Fund Me account has just been created to help with costs which would make this unique entertainment option happen. The goal is to raise $10,000 and ultimately get this construction project fast-tracked! It is hoped that CN may be willing to help with any additional costs. Adding to the excitement is that it certainly looks like the Bailey Buckaroos could be back on-stage, bringing music to your ears, as early as late summer! You can make this project come to life by donating online: https://gofund.me/c3fcac2a. Contributions, using cash or cheque, whether large or small, can be made at Bailey Theatre or entrusted to Bailey Buckaroos c/o bandmember, Dan Olofson, at Duff Layton’s Men’s Wear, which is located on Main Street Camrose.

News Features…

Supporting ALS Month. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lemonade Day returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Reducing food waste through some insects. . . . . . 7 County to repair two rural bridges. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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Supporting ALS Month By Lori Larsen

Join others in the support to assist those living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and the families and friends who walk by their sides daily, in the virtual Walk to End ALS to be held on June 13. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis and ultimately, respiratory failure. It attacks certain cells in the brain and the spinal cord needed to keep muscles moving, which leads to early signs and symptoms that include muscle cramps and twitching, weakness in the extremities and difficulty speaking or swallowing. Sadly, as the disease

Camrose’s very own Lori Huolt has been struggling through her battle with ALS since 2019. After returning home from a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, she was delivered the heartbreaking news. “I had an appointment booked with my neurologist the next day,” explained Lori. “I was still in holiday mode and on top of the world.” As tests were being performed, Lori excitedly shared stories of her wonderful vacation and her new granddaughter. “Life was good. Then I received the news, ‘You have ALS.’” Lori related that at first, she was just numb in disbelief, then realized this would be her new reality. “As I shared my news with family and friends, I

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Lori Huolt and husband Dean stand side by side in the photo, but also through her journey battling ALS. Family and friends are a continual support, and she encourages others to take part in the Walk to End ALS and assist others with ALS.

progresses, it affects the person’s ability to move any part of their body and the ability to speak or communicate with anything other than their eyes. As swallowing becomes virtually impossible, sufferers will completely rely on a feeding tube for nutrition.

felt a strong feeling of love and support. ‘This is not going to knock me down without a fight,’ I thought. I am going to live life to the fullest every day. “At first, I was having slurred speech and losing the use of my right hand. Today, two-and-a-half

years later, I have now lost my speech and have weakening in my arms and legs.” But Lori’s strong determination and love and support from family and friends keeps her going. Currently, there is no known cure for ALS, but the funding raised has gone a long way to providing much needed medical specialists and equipment. According to the Walk to End ALS website, 40 per cent of funds raised support research, and 60 per cent goes to community-based support to assist those affected by ALS. “I was fortunate to be selected one year ago to participate in a promising clinical study that reduces progression by up to 33 per cent,” explained Lori. “I believe I can beat the odds of the two- to five-year life expectancy.” Every “virtual” step made on June 13 puts much needed assistance one step closer to helping those suffering with ALS and those caring for them. “I am so blessed to have a wonderful family,” remarked Lori. “My husband of 34 years is by my side; his love and support is unbelievable, the kind of love every girl dreams of. “My two grown sons and daughters-inlaw are in constant contact with me or see me every day which is always followed by ‘I love you’. They always make me laugh so hard I cry.” Then there are Lori’s two granddaughters. “My favourite words are ‘I want to go to Gamma’s house.’ They are my everything.” Around the world, June is recognized as ALS month, but June 21, the day of the solstice, symbolizes a turning point, bringing hope that research will supply more information needed to combat this devastating disease.

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For Lori, like so many others, family and friends rally around her, lifting her spirits and building a solid structure of support and love around her. “My friends are always there for me,” added Lori. “Texting to check up on me or to just send me their love.” Last year’s Walk to End ALS in Camrose raised $33,780, well over the goal of $24,000, and Camrose was the third highest for donation dollars in the province, after Calgary and Edmonton. “So that’s my life. And life is good, even as I battle this horrible disease. As most of you know, there is no cure for ALS at this time, but as we continue to raise awareness and help to fundraise research for this very underfunded disease, I hope one day we find the cure we so desperately need.” In a final message of encouragement to us all, Lori shared, “My motto is and always will be to stay strong, stay positive and never ever take anything for granted. We are all blessed.” For more information or to register as individuals or teams, visit www.alsab.ca/ news/2020/4/2/walk-to-end-als-movingto-online-format, and click on register yourself or your team today. To donate to the Camrose Walk to End ALS, visit walktoend.alsab.ca, click on community, then choose Camrose. For more information on the Camrose Walk to End ALS, contact Camrose Walk coordinator Cheryl Feth at Camrose Safeway Pharmacy at 780-672-1680.


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Previewing of items and timed online bidding will start on Tuesday, June 1 at 10 a.m. and bids start closing on Tuesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. TRACTORS

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• ADAMS 11½ ft. horse drawn flatdeck wagon. BINS, AUGERS & TANKS • 1981 JD 8640 4WD tractor, 228 hp, 7,712 orig. hours, big 1000 pto, 16 speed power quad trans., 18.4x38 duals, 4 hyd. outlets, A/C.

• 1982 Allis Chalmers 8030 2WD turbo charged diesel tractor, 132 hp, 5,138 orig. hours, 20F/4R, 540/1000 pto, 20.8x38 duals, 2 hyds, A/C. TILLAGE & SEEDING

• Flexi-Coil 5000 33 ft. air drill w/ Flexi-Coil 1720 170 bushel tow behind split tank, double shoot, 9” spacing, dutch openers, steel packers. • Friggstad 37 ft. cultivator w/ 4 bar harrows, 12” spacing, 1” Dutch NH3 openers. • Flexi-Coil System 82 60 ft. 5 bar harrow bar.

• Meridian ±1200 bushel hopper bottom epoxy lined fertilizer / grain bin. • Wheatland ±1200 bushel hopper bottom epoxy lined fertilizer / grain bin. • Westeel ±3600 bushel hopper bottom bin. • Twister ±1650 bushel 4 ring bin on skid. • (3) Westeel Rosco ±1650 bushel 5 ring grain bins on skids, 1 w/ aeration duct. • Sakundiak HD8-1200 grain auger w/ Kelsey hyd. mover & hyd. lift, Kohler 20 hp electric start motor, 8”x39 ft., plumbed for bin sweep.1 owner. • Wheatheart bin sweep. • Westfield MK80-51 mechanical swing grain auger, 8”x51 ft. • Speed King 8”, 33’ pto. driven grain auger. • (2) 6”x26’ utility grain augers w/ motors. • 300 & 500 Gallon overhead fuel tanks. • Westeel 130 gal. slip tank w/ 12V pump. • Flaman 3 hp bin aeration fan. • Caldwell 18” bin aeration tube. SWATHING

• Kello-Bilt Series 250 tandem offset breaking disc, 8 ft., 24” notched blades. COMBINE

• 1989 JD 9400 s/p combine w/ JD 912 pickup, 2,822 threshing hours, 3,614 engine hours w/ new motor at 2,446 hours, Crary chaff spreader, Redekopp fine cut chopper, shedded.

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• 1993 Case IH 8830 s/p swather w/ 18 ft. UII pickup reel, 642 hours, diesel, gauge wheels, dual knife drive, hydro, A/C, shedded. • 1981 JD 2320 s/p swather w/ 18 ft. UII pickup reel, guage wheels, hydro, A/C, gas. • JD 2320 wobblebox & swather parts. • Blanchard & Flexicoil swath rollers. • 18 ft. bat reel.

GRAIN TRUCKS & VEHICLE

• 1991 Ford F-800 s/a grain truck w/ 16 ft. steel box & hoist, 48,344 original km, dual cylinder telescoping hoist, Cancade Super Box II w/ roll tarp, dual fuel tanks, 11Rx22.5 tires, 7.0 litre EFI, 10F/2R, HI/LO range, shedded.

• 1982 Ford LN 700 s/a grain truck w/ 16 ft. steel box & hoist, 47,330 original km, roll tarp, 9.00x20 tires, 10F/2R, HI/LO range, 1 owner. • 1979 Chevrolet Scottsdale K20 camper special ¾ ton truck, 161,388 km, automatic, 4WD. ANTIQUES & MISCELLANEOUS • 13½ ft. Flatdeck t/a utility trailer w/ fold down ramp. • Air compressor. • Cement mixer. • HD 250V cord. • Deering sickle mower. • Grain moisture tester. • Brass weigh scales. • 1945-1949 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A parts. • Doghouse. • Clay targets. • Meat smoker. • Coyote hide stretchers & traps. • Ham radio equipment. • Hunting bow. • Quantity of oak and scrap metal. ANTIQUES INCLUDE: Rare binder whip, oil pails, cream separators, cream cans, sad irons, crocks, butter mold, lamps, trunks, toys, wooden doors, hockey cards, comics, buggy, Fordson wrenches, belt pulley, meat grinders, old coins, saw mandril, vintage tools. + MORE - SEE WEBSITE! AUCTIONEER’S NOTE This is a great opportunity to purchase low hour / km well maintained equipment. All major items have been shedded. For more info. call or text Brenda at 780-678-4858 OR Dunkle Auctions at 403-740-6251. Previewing 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting June 1. One week load out starting June 9.

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Advisory group to help parents get back to work soon By Murray Green

Alberta’s government is forming a new advisory group to help make a longterm plan to support parents who are working or getting back to work. The Supporting Alberta Working Parents Advisory Group will examine

the latest research, data and economic analysis to consider short-term and long-term initiatives to ensure parents, particularly women, can take part in economic recovery. “We know child care is essential for our economic recovery, and we need a

made-in-Alberta approach so we can better support women and working families in our province. I’m grateful that this outstanding group has agreed to lend their expertise and experience to this important initiative,” said Rebecca Schulz,

minister of children’s services. “I look forward to participating in this advisory group, and I believe it will have a significant and positive impact on the supports available to working parents in our province. I am encouraged by the

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Lemonade Day returns By Lori Larsen

Pucker up! The sweet and sour summer day beverage is hitting the stands once again this year during Lemonade Day 2021. On June 19, local children from kindergarten to high school, will be participating throughout the community as part of the Northern Alberta initiative. Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches children how to start, own and operate their very own business–a lemonade stand. “Each child who registers will attend Lemonade University, where they will receive a free backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the valuable lessons of Lemonade Day,” explained Louise Jones, project coordinator/ small business advisor for Community Futures East Central Alberta, the organization responsible for bringing the fun and informative project to Camrose and area. The lessons include how to set a goal, make a plan, work the plan and achieve their dreams. “The instructor leads the participants through the workbook (with the assistant of a mentor/par-

ent/guardian), ensuring they have all the skills they need to become business owners.” The participants will be required to build their lemonade stands, secure a locale within the community and negotiate a lease with the owner/operator of the location where they will set up on June 19, acquire investors, and seek out proper business information pertinent to operating a business within Camrose. Lemonade Day made its first appearance in Camrose in 2019, when over 30 children took part at a variety of “leased” locations throughout Camrose, which proved to be a huge success. Unfortunately, the event had to be postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19, but returns this year. The Lemonade Day team will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following guidance and guidelines implemented by Canada Public Health and Alberta Health, adjusting the program as required. “We will make alterations, such as delivering Lemmy U online, as deemed necessary. The safety of our kids, parents, staff, and communities is our top priority,” noted Jones, adding that this year, Flagstaff

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Left to right, then eight-year-old Kaidyn, 13-year-old Dylan and 11-year-old Brandt Yampolsky were ready for business at the Super Sour Power Yampolsky Bro’s Lemonade Stand in 2019, when the initiative first began in Camrose.

County may also be participating in the program (with stands set up in Forestburg). “Anyone and everyone can be involved in Lemonade Day. “We will need young entrepreneurs with lemonade stands, but we also need mentors, investors, business partners, great locations, and customers. Sponsors and volunteers are also needed to make Lemonade Day a success. Community businesses and individuals are invit-

ed to get involved with this amazing opportunity and be part of building the entrepreneurs of the future by becoming a mentor, lease holder (location for stand) or by sponsoring through donation. “Our goal is to register as many youth as possible, who, in turn, will start new businesses across Northern Alberta–on a single day.” Lemonade Day is not only a fun and innovative way to get children interested in the prospects

of owning and operating small business, but it provides the youth of today with the opportunities to become the leaders of tomorrow. For more information on Lemonade Day Northern Alberta, visit https:// lemonadeday.org/northernalberta or find them on Facebook at https://www. facebook.com/Lemonade DayNor th ern A lber ta . or contact Louise at 780-781-3673.

Wildlife and Greenspace coordinator By Lori Larsen

The City of Camrose welcomes Rhyleigh Henault to the seasonal position of Greenspace and Wildlife Stewardship coordinator. Rhyleigh originally hails from Whitecourt, but is currently living in Camrose as she completes her third year of the four-year Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Psychology at University of Alberta Augustana Campus. Rhyleigh began her position as the Greenspace and Wildlife Stewardship coordinator on May 10, and is already excited at the prospects of what the summer program holds. She admits she has always been interested in all things outdoors. Through Community Service Learning (CSL) placements with Augustana, she was able to create environmental educational programs for children and also helped with the creation of pamphlets and a webinar promoting the Beaver Hills Biosphere with the Global Foundation. “I think urban greenspaces are just as important as the great forests and natural ecosystems around us,” commented Rhyleigh. “Without urban

greenspaces, such as Jubilee Park or Mirror Lake, many people might not be able to experience

the beauty of nature or gain an appreciation of nature.” One of Rhyleigh’s goals as the Greenspace and

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Rhyleigh Henault, the City of Camrose 2021 Greenspace and Wildlife Stewardship coordinator, is excited at the prospects of what the summer program will hold.

Wildlife Stewardship coordinator is to do just that, create an appreciation and spark excitement in residents of all ages to get out and explore the natural world. “Some of my goals include creating some engaging and fun online presentations for the local schools. I have already begun making programs and I am so excited to perform them.” Rhyleigh is also planning to organize some online evening presentations that will be available for anyone in the community. In-person events have been temporarily postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. “I hope that the evening presentations can help make us all feel a little more connected when we can’t be physically, and learn some interesting things along the way,” said Rhyleigh. The first evening presentation is planned for June 2 and features professor Daniel Sims giving a presentation about Indigenous Knowledge. The time is to be announced. “This year, the Purple Martin Festival has been cancelled once again due to COVID,” noted Rhyleigh. “However, we have plans to keep everyone updated

about purple martin news and research through our Facebook pages and emails. Additionally, assuming restrictions will be lessened by next year, there are plans for a regular festival in 2022.” As part of her summer initiatives, Rhyleigh will be providing support to all the purple martin landlords and keeping up with purple martin surveying, research and house repairs. “It is these special times in nature that can cultivate passion for the environment, which is what is needed to get people motivated to keep our planet clean and healthy,” concluded Rhyleigh. “It is not just people who benefit from making our urban cities greener. Plants and wildlife, such as the purple martins, have a place within the City to live and thrive.” For more information on upcoming presentations or the progress of the purple martins, visit the Camrose Greenspace and Wildlife Stewardship Facebook page, the Camrose Purple Martin Festival Facebook page, or the City of Camrose website at www.camrose.ca/ en/recreation-and-leisure/ wildlife-and-greenspacestewardship.aspx and Facebook page.


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Waste water treatment plant status update By Lori Larsen

During the City of Camrose Committee of Whole meeting held on May 3, engineering services manager Jeremy Enarson presented council with an update on the progress of the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) project. According to the report presented by Enarson, the City has been working on the design of the WWTP plant for a number of years. Included in this process was various discussions with the Province, specifically Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP), with respect to provincial treatment/discharge requirements. In May 2019, AEP advised the City that the City’s preliminary design had been accepted and confirmed that the City could proceed with detailed engineering design for the proposed upgrades. As part of the 20212030 Capital Plan, City Council approved an updated budget for the WWTP project at $42.2 million. This cost is being financed through a number of funding sources, including accumulated utility reserves, Off-Site Levies, as well as a $4 million contribution from Cargill (negotiated

nership (AMWWP) grant program. In November 2020, the City applied for development permits for the proposed work at both the City’s main pumping station (the South Lift Station) as well as at the main WWTP site and at/near the landfill (for the stockpiling of additional clay from the deepened lagoons for future landfill projects). “In February, we finalized the stakeholder engagement plan related to the WWTP project,” explained Enarson. “We did start to meet with a couple of the key stakeholders, being the Shooting Sports Association and the Ski Club, to provide some input and give them an opportunity to understand what the project is all about and understand some of their concerns that we can try to incorporate into designs or what we would be asking of the contractor.” On February 25, the City publicly issued a Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFPQ), a process that allows prospective general contractors to prepare and submit proposals to the City, indicating their availability and suitability to bid on the WWTP project.

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Herb and Sonja Ohlmann – Leduc, AB LOCATED: From Leduc, go 6.4 km east on Hwy 623, then 1.7 km south on Hwy 814, or from the junction of Hwy 616 & 814 (approx 22 km north of Wetaskiwin), go 11 km north on Hwy 814. Gate Sign – 49271 Hwy 814 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Herb Ohlmann at 780-910-3434 or 780-986-3746 Previewing starts Thursday, June 3 (please call in advance). Please follow Gov of AB COVID-19 guidelines. Major pieces have been shedded.

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TRACTORS • 2008 John Deere 8230 MFWD, showing 5679 hrs, PS trans, 620/70R46 duals (newer inners), Big 1000 PTO, 3 hyd, leather, inner wheel weights, Greenstar Ready, orig Greenstar display w/ mobile processor, SN RW8230P021289 • 2007 John Deere 7230 Premium w/ JD 741 ldr, 8’ bucket & grapple, showing 6643 hrs, 16 spd PowrQuad w/ reverser, 3-pt hitch, 3 hyd, 540/1000 PTO, 520/85R38 sgls, inner wheel weights, sunroof, Outback auto steer w/ STX display, SN RW7230H001617 • 11’ dozer, manure & bale fork to fit JD 741 ldr • John Deere 4020 2WD w/ JD ldr, 5’ bucket & grapple, diesel, PS trans, showing 6947 hrs, 3 hyd, 540/1000 PTO, 18.4-34 sgls, SN 402022T69066 HARVEST EQUIPMENT • John Deere 9600 SP combine w/ JD 914 PU, 3091 sep / 4181 eng hrs, 30.5L-32 fronts, newer rears, Michel’s Crop Catcher, air foil sieve, ($42,000.00 w/o Jan/15 – installed new JD reman eng plus other work, 625 eng hrs since), SN H09600X645781 • John Deere 925 straight cut hdr, sells w/ factory transport, batt reel, lifters • 25’ Hesston 8450 SP swather, showing 4061 hrs, UII PU reel, dbl swath, (2) Keer Shears, 19.5L-24 fronts, SN 845T00575 TRUCKS • 1989 Ford L9000 TA grain truck w/ 20’ box & hoist (hyd silage endgate), Cat 3406B, 18 spd

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trans, 11R24.5 tires, spring susp, pintle hitch, silage extensions, roll tarp 2001 Dodge 2500 Laramie ext cab, 4x4, Cummins 24 valve, 6-1/2’ box, showing 435,776 km, auto, leather 1974 Ford F600 SA grain truck w/ 14’ box & hoist, showing 72,189 mi, 8 cyl gas, 5&2 trans, box exts & roll tarp, one owner 1989 GMC 1500 SLE ext cab, 4x4, 5.7L gas SPRAYER & AIR DRILL 75’ Willmar 765 SP sprayer, 4WD, showing 4202 hrs, air ride, 600 gal poly tank, front dividers, Outback auto steer w/ STS display, Raven SCS 440 controller 24’ Harmon 2480 air drill w/ Harmon 3100 TBH cart, dbl shoot, 9.5’’ spacing, 3’’ steel packers HAYING & CATTLE EQUIP John Deere 955 MoCo discbine, 14’9’’ cut, rubber rollers, ($9994.40 w/o July/18), one owner, SN E00955R147002 John Deere 530 rd baler, Gandy applicator, ($4001.48 w/o July/20), one owner John Deere 780 TA manure spreader, Hydra-Push New Holland 900 forage harvester, Gandy applicator Jiffy HDP 900 tandem Hi dump; Jiffy 600 Hi dump New Holland 144 swath inverter 30’ HD pintle hitch trailer Jiffy Blo-Deck silage deck; NH 28 silage blower Roskamp 18” stationary roller mill w/ unused 10 hp motor, vertical discharge auger Portable loading chute

FIELD EQUIPMENT • Rock-O-Matic LDW5 rock picker w/ front mt rock rakes, PTO drive, one owner • 18’ John Deere 235 TA disc, 3 bar harrows, one owner • 24’ Deutz-Allis 2500 TA disc • 24’ John Deere 980 field cult w/ 4 bar (dbl arm) harrows • Willmar 500 TA PT fertilizer spreader • John Deere 3200 6 bottom plow; John Deere 5 bottom plow • 83’ Bourgault Centurion II PT sprayer, 800 Imp gal, hyd pump • 60’ Flexicoil Sys 82 diamond harrows & drawbar • 22’ John Deere DT cult • 16’ John Deere 100 DT cult • 27’ IH 645 vibra chisel • 62’ Vertec TA sprayer • 13’ swath lifter GRAIN VAC & AUGERS • Walinga 510 grain vac w/ attach, one owner • Sakundiak HD10-2000 10’’x65’ swing auger, elec swing mover, reverser • Westfield 8’’x46’ PTO auger • Sakundiak HD7-41 auger w/ 16 hp Kohler • Sakundiak HD7-41 PTO auger • 22’ Harvestor 210 belt conveyor w/ elec motor BINS • (6) Westeel 19’x5 ring on Westeel Elite hoppers, 3900 bu+/-, triple skid, ladders, (2) w/ rocket aeration • (3) Westeel 14’x6 ring on Westeel hoppers, 2150 bu+/-, dbl skid • Twister 14’x5 ring on Wheatland hopper, 2150 bu+/-, dbl skid • (3) Westeel 14’x5 ring on Miller hoppers, 1800 bu+/-

• Wheatland 1205 ERS hopper, 806 bu+/-; Butler 18’x4 ring on wood, 3200 bu+/-; Corrugated 2 ring hopper feed / seed bin • (2) Grainguard 5 hp aeration fans MISCELLANEOUS • Katolight KLM1-50-540 PTO generator on trailer, 50 KVA, ltd use • 2000 Suzuki 500 Quad Runner quad, 4x4, 5523 km, winch • Cosmo 500 3-pt fert spreader • 8’ HD 3-pt rear blade • 27’ 3-pt sprayer, 150 gal, hm built • 22’ triaxle 5th wheel trailer; 12’ HD TA trailer • Westeel 1000 gal sgl wall fuel tank; Fill-Rite FR700V 115V fuel pump; 135 gal slip tank w/ 15 GPM 12V pump; (4) 33’ HD free standing corral panels; qty of gates; Westfield 6’’x21’ auger, unused, no motor; 1250 gal HD poly water tank; qty 3’’ pipe; qty sucker rod; misc iron; qty farm parts; plumbing & electrical parts AUCTIONEER’S NOTES • Online Bidding purchases will be charged a 3% fee to a maximum of $800 CAD per item. • All goods are sold on an “as-is”, “where is” basis and any description, verbal or in advertising, of goods is set out or offered as a guide only. The Auctioneer accepts no responsibility for errors in description, it being the responsibility of prospective buyers to inspect the goods before the sale and satisfy themselves as to condition, age, authenticity, make or model. • Doug Johnson Auction Service Ltd. does not guarantee actual hours and kilometres.

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster City of Camrose administration is hoping to begin construction on the Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrades this summer.

back in 2013, prior to the start of construction of the canola crushing facility). In October 2020, the City and the Province signed an agreement that committed the Province to provide $10.2 million of funding for the WWTP project, under the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Part-

“We were not asking for firm pricing at that time,” said Enarson. “We were asking for potential general contractors to provide us with a proposal outlining why they think they would be suitable to bid on the project. About a month later, when we had the submission deadline, we received a total of five submissions.”

Following the March 25 submission deadline of the RFPQ, administration and consultant Associated Engineering (AE) reviewed the submitted RFPQs against a number of predetermined mandatory and evaluated criteria. As a result of reviewing the five potential contractors’ submissions, the following four contractors, Maple Reinders Constructors, Aecon Water Infrastructure, North America Construction (1993) and Graham Infrastructure LP, were advised that they had been preselected to bid on the actual tendering process. Currently, administration and AE are finalizing the tender package, including bidding instructions, the finalized design drawings and construction specifications. Enarson indicated that later that week, they would

be providing drawings and specs to all four contractors and confirmed a planned tendering closing of June 3. “Hopefully, all four of these contractors will be submitting a bid by the June 3 deadline. Then we will have a chance to review the bids submitted and look for any errors. Ultimately, we are hoping to bring a report back by the June 21 Regular Council meeting.” He said that the City is working to provide information on the City website to local businesses and residents. “We have identified the four contractors (along with contact information) that have been pre-qualified. We recognize that there may be local businesses or suppliers that would like to take part in the WWTP project, obviously not as a general contractor. But, if they have goods and ser-

vices that they can provide, they can contact those contractors directly.” On a final note, Enarson said the City submitted a letter on April 30 to Alberta Environment and Parks, the purpose of which was to provide AEP with an update of the WWTP design and to request formal authorization from the province to proceed with construction. “Our approval is written as such that we are not allowed to start with construction until the Province has given us that authorization.” With the approval of the Province, the City is hoping to begin moving dirt on the WWTP project in late June/early July. For complete details and continued updates on the WWTP project, visit the City of Camrose, OurCamrose website at www.ourcamrose.ca.


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Coal exploration halted on Category 2 lands By Murray Green

In response to concerns raised by Albertans, including those who participated in a recent online survey, Alberta’s government is immediately halting all coal exploration projects in Category 2 lands. Almost 25,000 Albertans from across the province shared feedback to help inform the next steps of the coal policy engagement through an online survey from March 29 to April 19. An initial review of the results illustrates that many Albertans have significant concerns about coal exploration. Based on this insight, the Coal Policy Committee–an independent group appointed to lead comprehensive public engagement to inform the development of a modern coal policy–has recommended to the government that coal exploration in Category 2 lands be suspended. Energy minister Sonya Savage has directed coal companies to halt exploration. The affected companies have indicated they will cooperate with the pause. “Thank you to the thousands of Albertans who took part in the initial survey. Your voices are being heard. We are halting exploration activities in Category 2 lands because we remain steadfast in our commitment to having an open and honest conversation about

the long-term approach to coal development in our province,” said Sonya Savage, minister of energy. “As promised on March 29, the Coal Policy Committee is here to engage with and listen to Albertans. We have heard clearly that halting exploration on Category 2 lands was a necessary first step to ensure that the public engagement process can continue in good faith. We encourage all Albertans to continue to participate with our committee in the widespread public engagement over the coming months as we develop our broader policy recommendations,” said Ron Wallace, chair of the Coal Policy Committee. “This is a positive step forward for the tens of thousands of Albertans who have spoken out against this government and its secret coal plot,” said Marlin Schmidt, NDP critic for environment and parks. “If not for those Albertans, we may have never learned about this government’s plans at all. Despite this step, Savage did not change the terms of reference on her flawed consultation to include matters related to land use and/or water. In fact, she said such matters were well beyond the scope of the engagement. She also made it clear her goal is a coal policy and not a land-use policy.”


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County appoints five weed inspectors By Murray Green

Camrose County appointed five people as weed inspectors for 2021. Councillor Jack Lyle moved, “That Camrose County appoint Rick Uglem, Tim Sand, Alan Luckwell, Blaine Welsh and Tanner Korchinski as Inspectors to Part 2, Section 7 (1) of the Weed Control Act and Section 10 (1) the Agricultural Pests Act”. A local authority shall appoint inspectors to enforce and monitor compliance with this Act within the municipality. An inspector appointed by a municipality may, with the consent of the local authority of another municipality, enforce and monitor compliance with

this Act within the other municipality. Agricultural Pests Act suggests that the local authority of a municipality shall appoint a sufficient number of inspectors to carry out this Act and the regulations within the municipality. Two or more local authorities may jointly appoint inspectors to act within the municipalities represented by the local authorities and enter into an agreement for the sharing of the costs of the inspectors appointed jointly. Camrose County Agricultural Services will provide weed and pest inspection services in agreement with the City of Camrose, and the Village of Edberg and Village of Hay Lakes.

Reducing food waste through some insects By Murray Green

The Canadian government suggests that we keep food products out of the landfills. Enterra Feed Corporation (Enterra) received $6 million under the AgriInnovate Program to help increase the production of sustainable, nutritious products to feed animals, while helping to keep food out of landfills. “Our government wants to reduce food waste, and we are counting on our entrepreneurs to help us get there. It is an important way to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, while helping Canadian consumers save money. The Enterra model is very promising, and our investment will allow them to continue their launch,” said Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. This funding supported the construction of a full-scale commercial facility, as well as the adoption of innovative equipment and processes to increase production capacity and improve efficiency, making it the first operation of its kind in Canada. Through the AgriInnovate Program, Enterra has established a state-of-the-art, 188,000-square-foot production facility just north of Calgary in Rocky View County. At this facility, Enterra has been producing insectbased feed ingredients, with products for the pet food, poultry and wild bird markets being shipped throughout North America, as well as recent expansion to the European Union. The announcement took place during a virtual visit at Enterra’s new facility, where the minister saw how the company is help-

ing to reduce food waste through sustainable insect production. Enterra has developed proprietary farming methods to raise black soldier flies, a beneficial, non-invasive insect species with a rich nutritional profile. The company uses recycled food waste from local farms, grocery stores and food production facilities to feed the insects, which are then dried and processed into animal feed ingredients and fertilizer for plants. At its new facility, Enterra is able to recycle more than 130 tonnes of food waste per day. Operation of the facility also brought more than 65 jobs to the local economy. It complements the Government of Canada’s actions to reduce food waste through the first-ever Food Policy for Canada. For example, the $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge will fund the most innovative, transformative and high-impact solutions to food waste in Canada. The Government of Canada is also leading by example and will invest $6.3 million to cut its own food waste in federal facilities. “Our sustainable approach of using pre-consumer food waste and upcycling the nutrients allows valuable nutrients that are often left unutilized or underutilized to be captured. The resulting products are high-quality feed ingredients with unique beneficial properties that markets are demanding around the world. This work is revolutionary and now Enterra is a world leader in harnessing the power of insects to feed and care for the world,” said Keith Driver, president and CEO, Enterra.

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Survey of social needs in Camrose By Lori Larsen

A recent presentation to City of Camrose council by Social Development Committee vice-chair Margaret Holliston during a Committee of Whole Meeting (virtual), revealed the results of a survey of social needs within the City of Camrose.

cies are probably under resourced or inadequately resourced.” In reference to a table of the past 10 to 12 years (four studies), Holliston said there were areas of priorities that appeared somewhat consistently including: affordable housing, gender neutral

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Social Development Committee vice chair and Camrose and District Support Services executive director Margaret Holliston.

The survey was distributed between Dec. 1, 2020 and Jan. 15, 2021, and was designed to assess service-providers’ current understandings of social needs priorities in Camrose. The survey consisted of three categories: Social Needs and Service Providers, COVID-19’s Impact on Service Providers, and Organization Information. Holliston said that close to half of the 79 respondents who filled in the survey were frontline workers in a variety of positions. Results

Respondents indicated that the top five sufficiently resourced service categories in Camrose were: law enforcement (58.33 per cent); education/preschool K-12 (53.57); parenting programs or programs for young families tied with seniors’ care, both facility based and independent living services (36.9 per cent); programs /services for seniors and post-secondary education tied (30.95 per cent); and COVID-19 services (23.81 per cent). Respondents indicated that the top five insufficiently resourced service categories in Camrose were: affordable and accessible housing (50 per cent); counselling/therapy (44.05 per cent); addictions treatment and prevention (40.48 per cent); income supports such as AISH, pensions, social assistance (28.57 per cent); and services and supports for Indigenous peoples (27.38 per cent). “These would be our priority social needs that require more attention within the context, or perception that those agen-

emergency shelter (single adult services), drug abuse (focus on addictions, treatment and prevention) and transportation. “Transportation was mentioned in our most recent study, and I think that speaks to all the work the City has done in the area of transportation.” COVID impact

Extensive information was included in the results of the survey with regards to the impact COVID has had on both the respondents and their respective agencies and the clients they serve. “The survey found that almost 39 per cent of respondents were still working from home,” noted Holliston. The majority of respondents (62.2 per cent) answered that in-person

end, CDSS looked at what our funded programs had received internally and it is probably in access of $200,000.” Respondents indicated (45 percent agreed, 23.75 per cent strongly agreed) that providing service alternatives such as telephone or video consultations was challenging for their organization’s clients. A total of 35 per cent agreed or strongly agreed that broadband negatively affected their workplace meetings, specifically indicating that broadband services in Camrose County are of greater concern, with 28.75 per cent agreeing or strongly agreeing that their clients had difficulties accessing their organization’s services because of broadband. Over 50 per cent (61.25) of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that their clients do not have access to internet in Camrose or Camrose County. “The biggest thing that we want to stress with City Council is the internet. Those of us with decent internet at work and at home recognize that the internet is an essential tool, not just for work, but for human connection–when the internet is working. The internet is an issue for our community.” Holliston said that access to the internet is an issue–specifically for those who may not be able to afford the service and are missing the free access they can gain through organizations such as the library (temporarily closed due to COVID). “That certainly exasperates that experience of being marginalized.” The majority of respondents (86.25 per cent) agreed that COVID-19 negatively affected their organization’s program delivery; and 78.75 per cent agreed that COVID-19

91.25 per cent “Overwhelmingly agree that they have noticed that their clients’ mental health and well being has been negatively affected by the pandemic,” said Holliston.

services provided by agencies were stopped during the pandemic. “We know that in-person services are much more limited than they had been two years ago.” Over a third of respondents (37.8 per cent) did not know whether or not their agency received additional COVID-19 funding or payroll support. Holliston noted that Camrose and District Support Services (CDSS) has received funding. “At year

negatively affected their clients’ access to their organization’s programs. With regards to overall accessibility to social services and programs in Camrose, 83.75 per cent of respondents agreed that COVID-19 caused a decrease. Alarmingly, 85 per cent of respondents agreed that their mental health has been affected negatively by working during a global pandemic. “ O v e r w h e l m i n g l y,

91.25 per cent agreed that they have noticed that their clients’ mental health and well-being has been negatively affected by the pandemic,” noted Holliston. Key themes

health consultants over at the Primary Care Network, the work that we try to do with Margaret Falk, our administrative assistant, and we also have a support in an information and referral system navigator whom people can meet with. But we get very few referrals. “It would be good to have a meeting with all of these navigators to break down some of those silos of service delivery that may be partly contributing to the lack of knowledge about what everybody is doing.” Holliston said that could involve looking at the whole process and what navigators are accomplishing in the community. “I would agree, a navigator of some sort working more

In conclusion, the results of the survey identified some key themes, listed below. 1. A need to increase access to knowledge for social sector workers about the services available across the community. 2. A need to further understand the role of the police in the community. “In some of the comments, there was a perceived disconnect between law enforcement and crime prevention. Some folks asked if we put more emphasis ome folks asked if we on crime put more emphasis prevenon crime prevention would tion, would we need we have to spend as much to spend time and money on law as much enforcement,” said Holliston. time and money on law enforcement? Or, how can the closely with police would be social service sector work helpful. The mental health more closely with police in report Camrose Police order to look at the conti- Service submitted some nuity of crime prevention months ago really showed the need for that. But we into law enforcement?” 3.  A need for programs need to work together to show that system navigafor Indigenous peoples. “Perhaps for us, the tion is as effective as we need to be more intention- need it to be.” Councillor Max Lindal in ensuring Indigenous people, and everybody, strand commented on the genuinely feel welcome and reference in the survey included with the services results to the public transit system. “It is interesting we currently offer.” 4. A need for better that access to public transportation seems to have broadband in rural areas. “Otherwise, the main come off the radar a little priority seems to remain bit. I suppose that reflects the same throughout, a the fact that we have been need for affordable housing introducing programs here and emergent of substance for that, but it will also be abuse, and, I would add, interesting to see if the loss of the Camrose Connector mental health.” Holliston reported on bus will emphasize that the following recommenda- going forward.” Lindstrand asked if tions for action including: community engagement there had been any feedled by Social Development back on the survey regardCommittee (SDC); col- ing affordable childcare. Holliston explained, laboration with Camrose Police Commission and “Childcare was mentioned SDC (police social worker/ occasionally in the long social services navigator) answers, but it was not prioritized on the whole as it and further research. Council comments has been in the past. I think Councillor Agnes it is because there has been Hoveland remarked, “In a fair bit of COVID money regards to internet ineq- focused on maintaining uity and access to servic- our childcare. So those who es, a navigational point of were still working and still entry to services and navi- wanting childcare (speakgator may be something ing specifically to the time you need to look at in more period of the survey) maybe depth. It seems to be a saw that childcare needs problem that people don’t were being met. know where to go. I know On behalf of council, the receptionist at CDSS councillor David Ofrim does do a lot of navigating, extended a thank you to but I am wondering if we Holliston for her years don’t need to look in depth serving in her capacity, and wished her well in her at a navigator process.” In response to council- upcoming retirement from lor Hoveland, Holliston said, her position with CDSS. Holliston responded, “We have pieces of that in our community as well. “I have appreciated the There are the behavioral opportunity.”

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Premier’s Council on Charities By Jackie Lovely, MLA Camrose Constituency

As we see COVID-19 case numbers drop and more people getting vaccinated, we are moving much closer to getting back to our respective normal. However, the Alberta government recently made a historic announcement that I am excited to tell you about called Jobs Now. Jobs Now will be the largest jobs training initiative in the history of our province–a $370 million program that will put 22,000 hard-working Albertans back to work. I want to thank our United Conservative government for launching this critical jobs program, as well as the federal government for the matching $185 million contributions. The Jobs Now program will help employers offset the costs of creating jobs and training new employees, while giving unemployed or underemployed Albertans the opportunity to find a job or receive training that improves their skills. Employers can apply for a grant equal to 25 per cent of a new hire’s salary, up to $25,000 per employee. Employers hiring a person with disabilities can apply for a grant equal to 37.5 per cent of the new hire’s salary, up to $37,500 per employee. The program is open to all businesses in the private and not-for-profit sector regardless of size and can be used to pay wages, or to teach our great workforce new and valuable skills. I have heard some very difficult stories of hardship caused by the pandemic and the effect restrictions have had on many of your businesses here in the riding. I hear from so many workers and business owners right here in the Camrose constituency. I echo the comments of Premier Jason Kenney and many of my MLA colleagues when I say we want this pandemic behind us. The announcement of the Jobs Now program is a long-term strategy as part of the government’s Economic Recovery Plan. I was really encouraged to hear Premier Kenney state that the program could be extended into the new fiscal year if it succeeds in getting people back to work. According to Statistics Canada, approximately 47 per cent of small businesses with five to 19 employees that laid off at least one employee, laid off 80 per cent or more of their staff, so this is a program that I am proud to support as your MLA. If you follow my Facebook page, you will notice I regularly share the latest job leads in the riding. Keep an eye out for the latest job opportunities, but also consider telling your friends and neighbours about the Jobs Now program. If you want to apply, or are looking for more information, visit www.alberta.ca/jobsnow. I also want to highlight another initiative of which I am proud to be a part. I am also thrilled and honoured to be joining my friend and colleague Fort SaskatchewanVegreville MLA Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk on the Premier’s Council on Charities and Civil Society. I echo her comments in being thrilled to be appointed to the council and will be a voice at the table for vulnerable women. It is a great opportunity for us to have rich conversations with stakeholders. We are so thrilled the UCP is reaching out to so many community stakeholders and are excited to be a part of this critical work of engaging our civil society leaders. I am very thankful the minister of community and social services Rajan Sawhney has appointed me to the council. We are providing $20 million over three years to expand civil society capacity, so reach out if you need any assistance or have ideas to share. As always, I encourage you to reach out to my office if you have any questions or concerns. You can contact Jackie Lovely, Camrose MLA, at Constituency Office, 104, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. Tel: 780-672-0000, camrose@assembly. ab.ca or at Legislature Office, 6th Floor, 9820-107 Street, Edmonton, AB  T5K 1E7.

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TRACTORS • 2010 John Deere 6430 Premium MFWD w/ JD 673 ldr, 7’ bucket & grapple, showing 2659 hrs as of May 1, 16 spd PowrQuad w/ reverser, 3-pt hitch, 520/70R38 rears (weight pkg), 3 hyd, 540/1000 PTO, SN L06430H636524 • 1994 John Deere 7600 MFWD w/ JD 740 ldr & bucket (92’’), showing 12,234 hrs, 16 spd PowrQuad (no reverser), 3-pt hitch, joystick, 520/85R38 rears, 2 hyd, 540/1000 PTO, SN RW7600H004961 • 7’ JD bucket w/ grapple • Frontier pallet forks to fit JD ldr • Bale spear to fit JD ldr • 1992 Case IH 9230 4WD w/ 18.438 duals, showing 5757 hrs, PS trans, 4 hyd, SN JCB0029085 • International 70 Hydro (diesel) w/ IH 2350 ldr, 6’ bucket & bale spear, showing 4623 hrs, 3-pt hitch, SN 2680017U009175 HARVEST EQUIPMENT • 1996 Case IH 2188 SP combine w/ 1015 hdr & Super 8 PU, showing 2623 sep / 3191 eng hrs, AFX rotor, 30.5L-32 fronts, airfoil top sieve, newer feeder, clean grain & return chains, SN JJC0191652 • 20’ Case IH 1010 rigid header, PU reel, lifters, c/w hm built transport • 1995 22’ Massey Ferguson 200 SP swather, diesel, showing 1885 hrs, UII PU reel, 140 acres on new canvasses, SN D03127 TRUCKS • 1993 IH 4900 TA grain truck w/ 20’ SWS box & hoist, showing 161,852 km, Allison auto trans,

466 diesel, 295/75R22.5 tires, • 19’ IH 4500 vibra shank cult, 3 bar harrows roll tarp, spring susp • 1977 Ford 8000 TA grain truck GRAIN VAC / AUGERS / DRYER w/ 18’ box & hoist, 3208 Cat, • Buhler Conveyair 6640 grain vac 5&4 trans w/ access, 1000 PTO, purchased • 1973 IH Loadstar 1600 SA grain new in 2012, SN GV00219 truck w/ 14’ box & hoist, 345 gas, • Conveyair 2975 grain vac, 1000 5&2 trans PTO • Westfield MK100-61 10’’x61’ HAYING & CATTLE EQUIP mech swing auger, one owner • 2014 John Deere 569 rd baler, net wrap, 3810 bales, MegaWide • Westfield 6’’x36’ auger w/ 3 hp elec motor Plus PU, Lankota elec winch lift, 21.5L-16.1SL tires, one owner, • Westfield 8’’x51’ PTO straight auger SN 1E00569XKEE402846 • 2008 John Deere 946 MoCo • MC 375B115 continuous grain dryer, NG & propane, PTO drive discbine, 13’, Impeller, mech tilt, one owner, 12.5L-15SL tires, BINS & AERATION FANS SN E00946T340544 • Westeel 14’x4 ring on hopper, • Sitrex Explorer MX12 12 wheel V 1500 bu+/rake, new in 2016 • (2) Westeel 19’x8 ring on wood, • Matodor 7900 hyd drive windrow 5100 bu+/-, ½ rd aeration tubes inverter • (2) Westeel 19’x6 ring on wood, 3900 bu+/-, ½ rd aeration tubes • John Deere 336 sq baler, one • (12) varied Westeel & Butler bins owner on wood (see website) • Artsway 425 mixermill • (5) 3-5 hp inline aeration fans FIELD EQUIPMENT • 28’ Bourgault FH528-32 air HOLIDAY & STOCK TRAILERS / PICKUPS seeder w/ Bourgault 2155 cart, mtd 2 bar harrow / packer combo • 1995 Travelaire Drifter DW215 5th wheel holiday trailer, 21.5’, (also has 4 bar harrows / not rear bath, awning, rear hitch mounted), 8’’ spacing, broadcast • 1999 20’ Southland 5th wheel kit stock trailer, 2 comp, rubber • 28’ Bourgault 28-32 WTP hyd mats, c/w gooseneck hitch wing packer bar, 1-3/4’’ packers • 1999 Chev 2500 LS ext cab, 4x4, • 28’ Bourgault FH28-34 400 showing 284,503 km, 6L gas, Series cult w/ NH 3 kit, 4 bar auto, 6-1/2’ box harrows, 1’ spacing, Valmar 2420 • Linden Model 220 TA dually (not working) trailer, beavertail w/ flip up • 18’ Big G TA disc, hyd fold, 9’’ ramps, pintle hitch, 10,000lb spacing, smooth blades axles • 70’ Flexicoil Sys 82 harrows & • 1997 Chev 2500 Cheyenne ext drawbar cab, 4x4, 5.7L, auto • 70’ Brandt Quick Fold PT sprayer, 800 Imp gal, hyd pump TARP BUILDING • Unused 50’x100’ tarp building • 12’ John Deere AW dbl disc

MISCELLANEOUS • Trimble EZ Steer auto steer system w/ 500 display • JD L120 Automatic lawnmower w/ 48’’ deck, 20 hp • JD STX 38 lawnmower w/ 36’’ deck, rear bagger, 12.5 hp • Unused Carolina LDC712 metal band saw • Carolina 55T HD press • 7’ Int 80 3-pt snowblower, hyd spout • 5’ 3-pt rotary mower; Lely 3-pt fert spreader • Labtronics 919 grain tester w/ access • Honda EB 3500X generator; Dewalt 3100 PSI gas pressure washer; Honda 5 hp 2’’ water pump • (3) rolls CoverEdge netwrap • (2) HD tow ropes (50’ & 25’); 220V ext cords • Pea concaves for Case IH 2188 • Grooming chute; slip tank w/ 12V pump; JD 10 garden wagon; 1250 gal poly water tank; PowerFist 15 gal boomless ATV sprayer AUCTIONEER’S NOTES • Online Bidding purchases will be charged a 3% fee to a maximum of $800 CAD per item. • All goods are sold on an “as-is”, “where is” basis and any description, verbal or in advertising, of goods is set out or offered as a guide only. The Auctioneer accepts no responsibility for errors in description, it being the responsibility of prospective buyers to inspect the goods before the sale and satisfy themselves as to condition, age, authenticity, make or model. • Doug Johnson Auction Service Ltd. does not guarantee actual hours and kilometres.

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Railway junction plans receive first reading from County council By Murray Green

Camrose County and the City of Camrose are working together on the Railway Junction Intermunicipal Area Structure Plan, it was revealed at the regular County council meeting on May 25. “I move that council give first reading to Bylaw 1491, the Railway Junction Intermunicipal Area Structure Plan,” said councillor Trevor Miller. The Railway Junction Intermunicipal Area Structure Plan is a joint project that started as part of the Intermunicipal Development Plan. “The proposal of the ASP is to create a cohesive and consistent development plan for the lands in Section 25-46-20-W4 on

the east boundary of the City,” said planning manager Anjah Howard. The Intermunicipal Area Structure Plan process was kicked off in 2019, and has involved several meetings with the Camrose Intermunicipal Committee and a variety of meetings with landowners in the project boundaries. “Originally, the consultant tried to host an open house with all stakeholders, but due to poor turnout and then COVID-19 protocols, the landowner consultations happened one-onone with the consultants, with input from City and County administration,” added Howard. The north half of the plan area is within the City of Camrose, and the south

half is in the County. This is located just north of the Cargill development. The lands are also within Bylaw 1256, the Cargill Area Structure Plan. The Cargill ASP specifies that these lands will remain agricultural until future planning occurs. The RJIASP replaces the Cargill ASP for the lands in the S 1/2 of 25-46-20-W4 and this is reflected in the wording of the bylaw. “Other than the triangle between Camrose Drive and Highway 13, the determination is that the area should be large-lot, low-serviced commercial and industrial land where each lot owner will provide water, sewer and primary storm water management,” added Howard.


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County to repair two rural bridges By Murray Green

Camrose County will be repairing two bridge culverts this summer. “I move that Camrose County council award the tender for replacement of bridge culverts and associated works on bridge file 2365 and bridge file 7563 to Watson Welding for the submitted price of $203,743 plus GST, with funding to come from a combination of federal gas tax and STIP grants,” said councillor Doug Lyseng. On March 30, the bridge replacements tender was advertised on Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) website. Seven tenders were submitted to complete the work. The STIP funding is for 75 per cent of the project. Watson Welding of Stettler produced the winning bid. Expenses for bridge 2365 are expected to be for culvert materials (ordered by County) at $13,374, construction costs at $94,858, and engineering costs at $48,476, for a total of $156,709. Expenses for bridge 7563 include culvert materials (ordered by County) at $36,291, construction costs at $108,884, engineering costs at $48,126, for a total of $193,302. “Replacing these structures will renew their life cycles for approximately a 50-year period,” said public works manager Zach Mazure. “Watson Welding is a family owned and operated oilfield construction company located in Stettler that was established in 1955.” While Camrose County was unfamiliar with Watson Welding, the County personnel conducted a pre-award interview with staff who are proposed to be working on the project. “They seemed knowledgeable on the scope of work required. They answered the questions we had for them,” added Mazure. The first bridge is located at the crossing on Township Road 480 over a tributary to Driedmeat Creek, located 27 km northeast of Camrose. Work at this site includes the removal of the existing arched CSP and replacement with a CSP culvert. The second bridge crossing is located on Range Road 211 over Camrose Creek, located four kilometres north of Armena. Work at this site includes the removal of the existing arched CSP and replacement CSP culvert structure. All the bridge work has a completion deadline of Oct. 31.


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BRSD planning for next fall term By Murray Green

Battle River School Division is in the process of planning its budget for the next school year, 2021-22. During the BRSD April 22 regular meeting, the board of trustees stated they based its information on funding guidelines provided by Alberta Education. The overall budget is very similar to the previous year, with some realignment of funds. The total should not change significantly. Approximately $600,000 is being reallocated to support the earliest learners through specialized learning supports, but the Division’s operations grant (for facilities) has been reduced. The $2.9 million that was received from the federal government this year to support the school division’s pandemic response, cost of at-home learning, as well as additional cleaning staff and supplies will not

be included in next year’s funding. The government continues to have a funding program in place that is intended to help offset any significant budgetary challenges for the coming year. At the next meeting of the board of trustees on May 13, more specific budget information will be reviewed.

The Battle River Community Foundation awarded grants of $1,800 to the Camrose Arts Society for support of the Camrose and Area Children’s Choirs. The grants are to assist with the purchase of 13 pitched percussion instruments used by the choir. The funds granted to the Camrose and Area Children’s Choirs were from investment income earned by the Foundation’s Community Funds, and from the Harry M. Kuntz Memorial Fund. Community Funds are established by donors who have given the foundation Board full authority to award grants based on the Board’s evaluation of applications received from charities throughout the region. The Harry M. Kuntz Memorial Fund is a donoradvised fund established by the family of the late Harry Kuntz in 1996. Since it was started, the family has recommended grants annually for projects that reflect their interest. Almost $50,000 has been granted from the fund to charities that provide opportunities for children. “In the summer of 2020, we were able to purchase a bass metallophone, along with an order for 13 separate wooden pitched bars, similar to those of an xylophone, but each with their own sounding box as a separate instrument,” explained Joy-Anne Mur-

Bidding Starts Thursday, June 17, 2021 and Closes Thursday, June 24, 2021

Carl and Diane Jahns (Jahns Fairview Farm Ltd.) Forestburg, AB LOCATED: From Forestburg, go 4.8 km west on Hwy 53, then 3.2 km north on Rge Rd 155, then 0.4 km east on Twp Rd 422, or from Forestburg, go 3.2 km north on Hwy 856, then 4.3 km west on Twp Rd 422. Gate Sign – 15455 Twp Rd 422 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Carl Jahns at 780-385-1390 or 780-582-2181 Previewing starts Thursday, June 17, 9am – 9pm (please call in advance). Please follow Gov of AB COVID-19 guidelines. This is a very clean line of well-maintained equipment. Major pieces have been shedded.

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A decision to consolidate alternative education programs under one umbrella, including outreach, home education and online learning, led to a new name. Battle River Alternative Centre for Education (BRACE) will put the programs under one name. Fall move-in

The board received confirmation that the replacement Chester Ronning School project is on target for completion in October. Students and staff should be able to occupy the new building by November 2021.

BRCF assists the Camrose Arts Society By Lori Larsen

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phy, director of the Camrose and Area Children’s Choirs. “Having the bars configured individually like that is an ideal way to be able to have more children play together while being able to be spaced apart, and allowed us to focus on music while taking a break from singing for part of each rehearsal, which are the new realities due to COVID protocols.” Murphy went on to say that once they receive all the instruments, the choirs will use them to accompany their choral groups. “We may even start up an instrumental ensemble.” The Battle River Community Foundation exists to support charitable organizations in East Central Alberta, such as the Camrose Arts Society, which benefit the local communities and have a positive impact on the future. Grants from the Battle River Community are primarily made possible through the generosity of individual donors and organizations that have created endowment funds. The principal of these endowment funds are kept intact and the income is made available annually to support local projects and organizations. Since it was founded in 1995, the Battle River Community Foundation has granted over $7,250,000 to support charitable activities in the Battle River region.

TRACTORS GRAIN TRUCKS • 1998 New Holland 9482 4WD • 1998 IH 9100 TA w/ 19’ (CBI) box & hoist, Cummins N14 Plus, w/ 20.8R42 duals, showing 10 spd, dual rear hoist controls, 5685 hrs, stand trans, Outback air ride, 11R22.5 tires, roll tarp, auto steer w/ Outback Max jake, cruise, showing 225,587 display, 4 hyd plus return, km (8140 hrs) SN D107153 • John Deere 4450 MFWD w/ • 1973 Ford 8000 TA w/ 18’ box & hoist, Cat 1160, 5&4 trans, 20.8R38 sgls, showing 9445 spring susp, air brakes, newer hrs, PS trans, 3-pt hitch, 3 10:00R20 tires, roll tarp, hyd, 540/1000 PTO, plumbed showing 152,599 mi, lots of & wired for Outback guidance, work done SN RW4450P006913 • 1975 GMC 6500 SA w/ 16’ box COMBINE & HEADER & hoist, 366 gas, 5&2 trans • 2006 Case IH 2388 w/ 2015 hdr & SwathMaster PU, showing AIR SEEDER & MID HARROW 1865 sep / 2272 eng hrs, • 40’ Bourgault 8810 air seeder 30.5L-32 fronts, AFX specialty w/ Bourgault 3195 cart, sgl shoot, 8’’ spacing, knock-on rotor, ext wear cone, AFS shovels, 4 bar harrows Universal Display Plus, Uptime Inspection Nov/17 (1701 sep / • Bourgault 4000 36-40 hyd wing coil packer, 1-3/4’’ 2025 eng hrs) $14,178.41 w/o, • 70’ Bourgault 6000 Mid Harrow, SN HAJ295248 2008 • 25’ Case IH 1010 rigid straight cut hdr, PU reel, fore & aft, c/w FIELD EQUIPMENT 25’ transport, SN JJC0300155 • 40’ Bourgault CP36-42 DT SWATHER & TRANSPORT cult w/ NH 3 kit (Dickey John / • 2011 Hesston 9435 swather Land Manager II), 1’ spacing, w/ 25’ 5200 hdr, showing ¾’’ carbide tips, newer 4 bar 833 hrs, (2) Roto-Shears, dbl harrows, rear hitch swath, fore & aft, hyd center • 16’ Big G TA disc link, PU reel, rear weights, • 83’ Bourgault Centurion III PT hitch, 480/85R26 fronts, sprayer, 1000 US gal, wind SN AGCM94350BHS02260 curtains, hyd pump, disc • 8’ Blanchard canola roller markers • Bergen 3600HT header • Degelman R570S ground drive rock picker transport

AUGERS & GRAIN VAC • Brandt 10’’x60’ mech swing auger, full bin indicator • Brandt 8’’x40’ auger w/ Brandt Trakker SP mover, Kohler Pro 27 hp, reverser • Brandt 8’’x35’ auger, 14 hp Kawasaki, elec start • Sakundiak 7’’x37’ PTO auger • Conveyair 2450 grain vac w/ attach & hose BINS • Wheatland 1412 EPW hopper bin, 2088 bu+/-, epoxy lined, new June 2007 • Wheatland 1210E hopper bin, 1287 bu+/• (4) Westeel 14’x5 ring on hoppers, 1800 bu+/-

MISCELLANEOUS • Trailer type hyd post pounder, 540 PTO • Chem Handler III; (3) 2’’ banjo pumps • 8’’ E-Kay bin sweep • (2) Keho aeration fans, 3 & 5 hp • Labtronics 919 grain tester w/ case • 1250 gal poly water tank; 1200 gal+/- Versa fiberglass tank; Case IH 2188 top sieve; 36’ alum ext ladder; (2) duck cannons; 15’ Shur-Lok roll tarp; 20.8R42 tire • Qty 2 way radios w/ base unit; magnetic antennas • Pts of wood spoked 4 wheel wagon • Antique John Deere manure spreader • Perfect antique cook stove; DeLaval No 618 (1952) elec cream separator; butter churn; Medalta crocks; lightning rods

SERVICE TRUCK & PICKUP • 1981 Ford F350 1T dually w/ 12’ steel deck (8’ W), IH B175 6.9L diesel (not orig eng), 4 spd stand, AUCTIONEER’S NOTES 48,563 km on truck, 1300L • Online Bidding purchases will be slip tank w/ 15 GPM pump, charged a 3% fee to a maximum of air compressor w/ new Honda $800 CAD per item. GX200, hose reel, tool cabinets • All goods are sold on an “as-is”, • 2003 GMC 1500 SLE Z71, 4x4, “where is” basis and any description, verbal or in advertising, of goods is ext cab, 6-1/2’ box, showing set out or offered as a guide only. The 272,000 km, 5.3L, auto Auctioneer accepts no responsibility

for errors in description, it being the SNOWMOBILES/TRAILER/TRIKE responsibility of prospective buyers to • 1996 Arctic Cat EXT 580 Powder inspect the goods before the sale and Special, 2732 mi satisfy themselves as to condition, • 1996 Arctic Cat ZR580, 2164 mi age, authenticity, make or model. • Dyson Road Sport 2 place • Doug Johnson Auction Service Ltd. snowmobile trailer does not guarantee actual hours and • 1981 Honda 185S trike kilometres.

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Battle River Community Foundation treasurer Garrett Zetsen, left, presented a cheque to Joy-Anne Murphy, director of the Camrose and Area Children’s Choirs, overtop the bass metallophone, which was purchased with the funds.


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Spring for Fish and Wildlife By Lori Larsen

While some of the more active times for Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch (FWEB) occurs during the fall hunting season, the branch is busy all year around, ensuring the protection of Alberta’s natural resources. According to Camrose FWEB District Officer Lorne Rinkel, there is never a dull day, as the focus shifts for them in response to the changing seasons. “This was the busiest spring snow goose season that I have personally seen, and we did a lot of patrols checking snow goose hunts,” reported Rinkel. In late April/early May, the fields around Camrose County were deluged with thousands of snow geese stopping in the area to rest and feed as they migrated north to Alaska. “I’ve seen a high amount of goose hunts in the area this year, in comparison to previous years,” said Rinkel. He indicated that this year has been exceptionally busy for snow goose hunts, because the guides/outfitters are guiding Alberta residents, as a result of the COVID restrictions on travel. “Spring is normally not seen as the time to hunt (in this area), and while there are people out there on a normal year for these hunts, they tend to be few and far between. In fact, in the six years that I have been here (Camrose district), I haven’t checked a single snow goose hunt until this year. I knew that they were there, but it was like finding a needle in a haystack.” This year, however, he had no problem finding hunts and, on the weekend of April 24 and 25, checked six different guide/outfitters in the small triangular area including Daysland, Strome and Holden. “On that particular weekend, that happened to be where the majority of the migrating snow geese were found.” Rinkel said that the hunting regulations regarding snow geese allow for hunters to shoot 50 snow geese daily, with no overall possession limit. “The limit is high, because the Arctic is literally inundated with snow geese to the point that they are causing severe destruction to native habitat (tundra) by overpopulation.” As is the case with other hunting, increasing limits allows controlled management of natural resources which, in turn, decreases the amount of damage, depredation and disease. “On average, the guides will have six to eight clients with them,” noted

Submitted A snow goose hunt requires putting out thousands of decoys to attract the flock to the site.

plish a successful hunt, spotters go out to determine from where the geese are flying and landing, which is usually a waterbody. “Whether it is an outfitter or individual hunters, this is the common practice,” explained Rinkel. “In the evenings, the geese fly out to feed and come back. Then, in the mornings, they fly out to feed and come back, until they continue their migration north.” Rinkel said the spotters put a lot of miles on their vehicles travelling back roads and spotting geese and their patterns. “Once they find some kind of predictable pattern where flocks of geese are landing to feed, then they have to go get access permission.”

flocks of snow geese. That is a lot of work and equipment, and they have to haul all of it around in trailers.” Rinkel said that the geese will soon take off to continue their flight to Alaska, but admitted that this year, they seem to be sticking around a little longer than usual, which could cause some concern for farmers who have finished seeding fields. “On normal years, the geese are out of the area prior to seeding. So far, however, I have not had any complaints regarding the geese feeding off the fields.” As the snow geese take to the skies again and the goose hunts taper off, FWEB officers turn their attention to other matters.

The officers are tasked with inspecting records of commercial wildlife operations based on a fiscal year ending April 1. “We will go through taxidermist records and compare them to licencing data bases to see if the person was actually licenced, and we compare records to licences to ensure there is compliance.” In the Camrose district alone, officers review approximately 1,000 meat cutter records between the different meat cutter shops, several hundred taxidermist records and thousands of fur dealer records. “That is a pretty big undertaking, and generally new investigations will arise from those record checks. We already have a few ongoing investigations based on licencing checks.” The FWEB office will also receive a few calls regarding livestock depredation. “During spring calving and lambing, several will get killed. We have already had a few this spring, and they have all been killed by coyotes or domestic dogs.” As well as domestic animals birthing, wildlife are also having their young this time of year, and Rinkel reminds residents to be especially cautious around moose who calve mid-May and June. “They are far more dangerous than bears if you should encounter one. It is not as much of a concern in the City of Camrose, but people should be aware when roaming in the County.”

Rinkel. “I would say there was well in access of over 40 hunters, all Albertans, with these guides on this particular weekend.” Besides checking the guides/outfitters, Rinkel also did compliance checks on some local residents doing solo hunts. “The success of the hunts was good overall, people were getting geese, not hundreds, but they were getting geese.” In checking the hunts, the officer ensures that all the proper licences and documents are in place, the proper procedures are being followed, permission is being obtained to hunt on private land, and outfitters are informing landowners that they are guides with paying clients. “Thus far, there have been no issues from landowners that have been brought to my attention.” As part of the FWEB compliance check, the officer will also check harvested geese to ensure they are the proper species and were hunted according to regulations. “Some of the geese we check are banded and, in one instance, I checked a goose banded in Russia,” smiled Rinkel. “Snow geese are banded all over the world and make the migration back to the Arctic. Once they get up and hit the winds, they can easily go from here (Camrose) to their final destination in a day. They fly 60 miles per hour and faster, if the winds are in their favour. They can really travel.”

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster This adorable little fawn was left hiding in the grass as the doe went out to feed. Residents are reminded to leave fawns where they are; almost always,, the mothers will return for them. Photo was taken with telephoto lens to avoid close contact.

Hunting snow geese is no easy or inexpensive task. According to Rinkel, it takes a lot of work and requires a lot of specialized equipment. “Snow geese, in particular, are quite difficult to decoy in because they are very wary and they are a larger flock bird than the other geese.” In an effort to accom-

Once permission is granted, the area where the geese have been spotted is prepared with sets that include placing large amounts of decoys to draw the geese into the site. “This spring, I saw snow goose shoots with up to 2,600 decoys set out at one site. They have to put out a massive amount of decoys to get the attention of these

The hunt

Soon the waterbodies in and around Camrose will be open for fishing, and the officers will be busy checking anglers for compliance. “Another task that consumes a lot of our time in the spring involves inspections of commercial wildlife operations,” said Rinkel, “Such as meat cutters, taxidermists and fur dealers.”

June is also fawning month, and Rinkel strongly encourages citizens to leave the fawns alone. “People may see what they deem to be an abandoned fawn, but it is very likely the mother has left it hidden while she feeds. So we ask people to leave the fawn alone. The mother will come back to the exact spot she left the fawn.” Continued to page 13


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Fish and Wildlife Continued from page 12

In late May and early June, the officers will also have to deal with the odd bear (black) traveling through the area. “Black bear mating season gets going in early June, and mother black bears keep their cubs for only two years. So the two-year-old cubs get put out in June during mating season,” said Rinkel. “Generally, what we see in the Camrose area are two-year-old bears that are now on their own. They have no mother to protect them, and they now have to go out and establish their own territory.” Rinkel compared the two-year-old bears to human teenagers. “They can get into trouble. They are on their own and are following their noses, so they will get into garbage or burning piles.” While the bears have never posed a public safety concern in the area, Rinkel said they have been spotted searching for food or looking to establish territory. “All the prime territory is already occupied by adult bears. So the young bears end up in marginal territory, like Camrose (area), because if they stay in prime habitat, they will

be killed by the dominant adult bear. Around here, they will end up in the Battle River breaks. The past two years, we have had to deal with a bear in early June out at the traffic circle located at the junction of Highway 21 and Highway 13.” Raccoon populations around the area are also increasing, according to Rinkel, who said that they are one of the top carriers of rabies, so residents should be very cautious if they encounter them. As a matter of interest, Rinkel said turkey vultures are returning to the area, specifically spotted circling overhead in the Meeting Creek badlands. “You can’t miss them, they can have a wingspan of up to seven feet and are quite interesting to watch.” On a final note, Rinkel reminded residents about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing and that now all ungulates, including moose, elk, mule deer and white-tail deer, in Alberta have been testing positive. “The numbers are still increasing, and people are encouraged to test their game animals for CWD. I had to put down two CWD infected animals in the County this March.”

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Turkey vultures can be spotted throughout Camrose County and are easily identifiable by the massive wingspan or, what some may deem, unattractive faces. They enjoy hanging out around abandoned buildings.

As the seasons quickly change from spring to summer, it won’t be long and FWEB will be gearing up for another busy hunting season. Between performing their duties as guardians of our natural resources and answering the call of emergent situations in their capacities under RAPID (Rural Alberta Provincial Integrated Defence), their days are quickly filled. To report suspected poaching or serious public land abuse, or to report wildlife emergencies, telephone the toll free Report A Poacher line at 1-800642-3800 or visit alberta. ca/report-a-poacher.


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Hospice welcomes two new staff By Lori Larsen

The Hospice Society of Camrose and District welcomes two new staff members to the roster: Grief and Bereavement navigator Lori-Ann Huot and administrative assistant Brenda Zimmel. Lori-Ann and Brenda will be joining Joy LaBlanc, Hospice volunteer coordinator, in ensuring that Camrose and surrounding communities will continue to receive the support they need during vulnerable times in their lives. Lori-Ann hails from Sherwood Park where she lives with her husband of 26 years. Lori-Ann is also mother to two daughters, ages 18 and 25, whom she holds in her arms, and two babies she continues to hold tight in her heart. “It is through my own personal grief journey of losing these babies and then losing my mom suddenly and unexpectedly 18 years ago at the young age of 49, that I discovered my passion for providing support to others that have experienced the heartbreaking loss of a loved one,” said Lori-Ann. She comes to the Hospice with over 10 years of experience in providing grief support with a not-forprofit agency in Fort Saskatchewan, where she provided hope, healing, compassion and understanding to individuals grieving the loss of a loved one. She is a graduate of the Death and Grief Studies Certification Program through Dr. Alan Wolfelt and the Center for Loss

ily was supported by some wonderful and caring Hospice volunteers, who provided respite for our family as our mother was dying. I will never forget the impact their support and compassion had on our family at a very difficult time.” Whenever you or someone you know needs to reach out for grief and bereavement support, if you require information on Hospice programs, or have any other questions, Brenda will be the helpful voice on the other end of the line (780-608-0636).

“I look forward to connecting with members of our community,” said Brenda. “If you or anyone you know could benefit from support through any of our Hospice programs, I encourage you to contact the office.” Brenda can also be contacted through email at admin@camrosehospice. com. For more information on all the services and programs offered by the Hospice, visit the website at www.camrosehospice. org.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Top photo: The Hospice Society of Camrose and District welcomes Grief and Bereavement navigator Lori-Ann Huot. Photo to right: The friendly new voice on the other end of the line at the Hospice office is Brenda Zimmel.

and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. “I am very excited to be the new Grief and Bereavement navigator with the Hospice, and look forward to providing support to individuals and families grieving the loss of someone they love.” To book an appointment with Lori-Ann, email

hscdnavigator@gmail.com or telephone 780-608-0636. Now when you reach out to the Hospice, you will be warmly greeted by the new administrative assistant Brenda Zimmel. “I have had some personal experience with the Hospice Society of Camrose and District,” commented Brenda. “In 2017, our fam-

Recognizing PTSD month

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common include: having recurrent nightmares; acting or feeling as though the traumatic event were happening again, sometimes referred to as a flashback; being physically responsive, such as experiencing a surge in your heart rate or sweating, to reminders of the traumatic event; having a difficult time falling or staying asleep; feeling more irritable or having outbursts of anger; feeling constantly “on guard” or like danger is lurking around every corner; making an effort to avoid thoughts, feelings, or conversations about the traumatic event; a loss of interest in important, once positive, activities; and experiencing difficulties having positive feelings, such as happiness or love. Educating the public and making them aware of the affects of PTSD on not only the individual experi-

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster The prairie fields bid the sun good night as it sets for another day.

By Lori Larsen

In recognition of the devastating impact Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can have on individuals suffering from the often debilitating order, Mayor Norm Mayer, on behalf of the City of Camrose, signed a proclamation declaring June PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event–either experiencing it or witnessing it–and can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Events that can trigger PTSD include: natural disasters; motor vehicle collisions; being a victim of a crime; combat during war; terrorist attacks; sexual or physical assaults; stressful life events such as losing a loved one, job or home; and life threatening illness. While symptoms vary from case to case, the most

encing it, but their family and friends, is a positive step in getting them the help they need. If you or someone you know may be suffering from PTSD, seek treatment immediately. Speak with your family physician, or a mental health professional or therapist. If you are a veteran, contact Veterans Affairs Canada. Talk to a close friend, family member or religious leader. They may be able to support you and assist you in seeking the help you need. Find a support group or a peer mentor. For more information on PTSD, visit MyHealth on Alberta Health Services website at myhealth.alberta.ca.


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