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Vol. LXIX, No. 28    32 pages    June 8, 2021

ALWAYS BETTER – ALWAYS BETTER READ

…while getting fresh air and exercise

Graeme Thain and his daughter Alex know the value of staying fit. Their family dog, six-and-a-half-year-old River, can’t wait for her daily jaunt outdoors.

The long, sun-filled days of June make it the perfect month to get outside and get active. The City of Camrose and Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) are jointly urging every citizen of the community to explore Camrose, while getting fresh air and exercise.

Provincially, June is officially Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM). Camrose is blessed with impressive parks, well-thought-out trails and a multitude of green space. Why not make it your goal to visit each and every one of these free, local, attractions? A separate JRPM challenge (https://sites.google.com/arpaonline.ca/jrpm2021/contests/jrpmchallenge) will award prizes to participants who undertake 30 fun activities in 21 days or less.

Inside Who Can I Count On? . . . . . . . . 6 Out and About . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 City of Camrose . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 On the Road . . . . . . . . 20 and 21 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . 27 to 31 Central Agencies Realty Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 31 and 32

, This Week s Flyers To Camrose Homes To Rural Homes *partial coverage Tuesday With Booster Brick Warehouse   ✔ Canada Safeway   ✔* ✔ Canadian Tire   ✔ ✔* Hauser Home Hardware   ✔ ✔* M & M Food Market   ✔ ✔* Mark’s Work Wearhouse   ✔* ✔ Rona   ✔* ✔ Save-On-Foods   ✔* ✔ Shoppers Drug Mart   ✔* ✔ Sport Chek   ✔* ✔ Staples   ✔ UFA   ✔* ✔ Walmart   ✔* ✔ Wild Rose Co-op   ✔ ✔

News Features Reflections by Bonnie Hutchinson. . 4 Just Sayin’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 City sets up disc golf course in Jubilee Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Former local actress Pastolero has one-woman show. . . . . . . . . 15 June officially proclaimed ALS Awareness Month. . . . . . . . .22 Minister Copping speaks about getting Albertans back to work . . 26

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There’s even a cool app that you can download, featuring a nation-wide initiative to track your ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge activity minutes at https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/ programs/community-challenge. If you so choose, you can submit your movement time for a chance to win an awesome prize. Better still, if enough people from the City do the same, we, as collective residents, could enjoy a wonderful community prize!


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On being above the law– even the laws you make

So, there was the photo. The premier and several Alberta cabinet ministers were on a patio. Not just any patio. It was the patio outside the penthouse on the top floor of Edmonton’s Federal Building, where the premier has his office. (Sidebar: During the time of Conservative Premier Redford, that renovated penthouse was nicknamed “The Sky Palace” and touted as an example of Redford’s extravagance.) In last week’s photo, the premier and cabinet ministers are not wearing masks and are not two metres away from one another. As I saw the photo, I felt a surge of something I don’t even approve of. I felt rage, mixed with contempt. ***

It gets better. One of the cabinet ministers was the minister of health. You know, the ministry which, for a year and a half, has been doing its best to contain the impact of a potentially life-threatening virus. It’s the ministry that requires us to wear masks and be at least two metres away from one another when we’re in public spaces. Some people think those requirements are outrageous. I don’t. I’m one of the people who thinks the civic responsibility to help contain the virus outweighs the unpleasantness of the restrictions. That the minister of health appears to ignore the public health rules he is responsible for mandating… okay, I’m starting to sputter.

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On Monday, May 31, the City of Camrose Facebook page said, “The City of Camrose will be lowering its flags on Monday, May 31, 2021, to honour and recognize the passing of the 215 Indigenous children buried at the Kamloops Residential School.” Using indirect language, when speaking about the legacy of residential schools in Canada, minimalizes what Indigenous people endured and still endure to this day. It makes it sound like these people may have died from illness. The neglect and outright sadistic violence against these children is murder. These kids didn’t pass away, they were killed. Mark Lindberg, Camrose

Mass grave

There is talk about finding a mass grave at a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. Around 215 decomposed bodies of native children were found in unmarked graves on this property. This was after this school was closed down decades ago. I find this cover-up to be very disturbing, because this brings to light one question which needs to be asked. How many of the hundreds of residential schools also have unmarked graves of native children? The question is why was this not dealt with years ago? Why was this covered up? I understand that due to the attitudes of that period, that these people

needed to be made into proper European citizens. However, why were these children’s deaths covered up? Where they all murdered? Was there foul play? I understand that bad things happened to people who were looked down on by the invaders, who were the Europeans; however, why was there a cover up? Why has it taken this long to find out what happened to these missing children? From my perspective, were there enough complaints of children going missing? Why were these complaints ignored? This is just something for all of you to ponder. Lorne Vanderwoude, Camrose

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The photo was taken the day after looser restrictions were announced for outdoor events. Maybe the cabinet ministers were following the new rules? Nope. The new, looser rules are: **Outdoor gatherings of as many as 10 people are allowed, though a maximum of two cohorts is “encouraged”. Physical distancing is still required. (The cabinet ministers in the photo are from more than two cohorts and several are sitting right beside each other.) **People are allowed on patios only if they’re from the same household or with their designated close contacts. (I doubt the premier and cabinet ministers are all from the same household or designated close contacts.) **People are not allowed to go in and out of an indoor space. (The people in the Sky Palace photo appear to be moving indoors and out.) The photo appears to show the premier and cabinet ministers not following the rules their government has set for the rest of us. ***

As you’re reading this, it’s last week’s news, but I’m still simmering. So why am I so angry? When I tried to think why, here’s what emerged. As a parent, when you set standards for your children…As an employer, when you set standards for your employees…As a leader, when you set standards for your followers…As a grown-up, when you’re mature enough to accept that you’re not the centre of the universe and you share responsibility for the well-being of people besides yourself...what does not work is to order, “Do as I say, not as I do.” You have to model the behaviour you expect of others. ***

More than 228,000 people in Alberta have experienced COVID-19. That’s about one out of 20 of us so far–almost as many people as live in all of Central Alberta. Of Albertans afflicted with COVID, more than 2,200 have died. Hard data suggests that wearing masks and keeping our distance are simple things we can do to reduce COVID’s lethal impact. When the premier and cabinet ministers appear to ignore their own rules, that makes it easier for other people to justify not doing the things that can save lives. I am incensed by their apparent arrogance. But underneath the anger, I’m scared. We’ve witnessed a photo of people who made the rules–our elected role models–appearing to act too above the law to do what they have ordered us to do. I don’t want any of us to stop doing things that can reduce illness and save lives, just because we’ve witnessed them appearing to violate their own rules. ***

I’d love to hear from you! If you have comments about this column or suggestions for future topics, send a note to Bonnie@BonnieHutchinson.com. I’ll happily reply within one business day.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster A pair of children’s blue shoes rests on the steps of Service Canada to mark the loss of the lives of 215 children whose remains were recently located at the former Kamloops Residential School in Tk’emlúps.


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City sets up disc golf course in Jubilee Park By Lori Larsen

A City of Camrose disc golf course, located in Jubilee Park, is ready to go, and residents can now enjoy the fun and reasonably inexpensive game. In September of last year, Camrose Disc Golf Club representative Brendan McKinstry made a presentation to City of Camrose council regarding the feasibility of a disc golf course to be located in Jubilee Park. During budget discussions in December of last year, council and City administration agreed to a course in Jubilee Park. “The course design caters to all ages and experience levels, offering two sets of tees, one more for beginners and novice players and one for the more advanced, so everyone can have a great time playing this course in Jubilee Park,” said McKinstry, explaining how the game is played. “Basically, disc golf follows the same premise as golf, where a player, using as few throws as possible, tries to throw a disc from the tee pad, and is completed once the disc lands in the ‘hole’, aka a disc catching basket. “There are many videos online that explain the sport well and really showcase the ability of the world’s top players. While disc golf can be played with just one disc, there are discs designed to fly many different ways. Different discs can be used to curve or turn around obstacles, fly over trees, or roll on the ground, depending on how they are thrown.” Having heard that McKinstry had brought forward the proposal to council, Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak member and past president Destiny Reay decided, with the Rotary Club’s approval, to assist in whatever way possible in getting the course up and running. “Our club heard that there were rumblings regarding a course in town, and quickly got in touch with Brendan to see where we could help.” The game of disc golf is suitable for all ages and abilities, and is a fun way to get outdoors for physical activity while enjoying a little friendly competition. While somewhat determined by the weather, the game can be played all year around, however, deeper snow could make walking and locating discs a bit more challenging. “It is an affordable recreation the City can provide compared to building other courts or sport fields,” said McKinstry. City of Camrose Parks manager Ken Kruger said that the course, which is operated by the City, will

require very little maintenance. The tee boxes will be constructed of concrete pads and will be built and installed over the summer. The hole sponsor/donation program will cover the cost of the hole signage and baskets. “Our club (Rotary) is currently assisting with the signage of the course through the commitment of some club funds, as well as our efforts to procure hole sponsors for the tee box signage,” said Reay. “It is our hope that we can continue to work with the City and the local disc golf enthusiasts to really make this course an exciting and entertaining part of our already amazing park system. “Disc golf is a free, healthy, easy, outdoor family-friendly activity that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone. To me, it is just one more reason to love this beautiful community,” remarked Reay. The game also offers an opportunity for players to challenge each other in competition while building skill sets, and perhaps eventually challenge other teams in friendly tournaments. “The course in Jubilee Park has the potential of hosting small tournaments, and these tournaments could really grow as our City grows with the sport and hopefully develops larger courses,” said McKinstry. “We’re really hoping the positive reception of this course can lead to a larger course with more holes and tees in the future in another Camrose location like Stoney Creek Park or the valley. These locations showcase so much of the beauty of Camrose that we get to experience and will bring lots of people into the City,” he said, adding that doing so would bring people into the community, who would in turn would use local services and businesses. “There are many cities that embrace the sport and these tournaments become huge events, bringing hundreds of players and their families to the cities over the course of a few days.” Discs are reasonably inexpensive to purchase and are available in Camrose, or if you just wish to try the game out and see if it is your cup of tea, the Camrose Public Library has discs that can be lent out with a library card. “Feel free to try it the first time with any frisbee you have laying around,” suggested McKinstry. “Then go from there if you’re on a budget. Discs can be quite affordable at $10 to $15 to start playing the sport.” Disc golf is another

Murray Green, Camrose Booster City of Camrose employees Jacob Kendall, left, and Tyler Helgeland install a basket for the disc golf game in Jubilee Park on June 2. The course is now open to the public.

opportunity for residents and visitors to get out and appreciate the incredible offerings of the community, while meeting new friends and being part of a fun activity. “The community

in disc golf is great. If you see someone playing the course and have any questions, feel free to ask them and they will be more than happy to share what they know. I also can answer

any questions someone might have if people want to send me a message.” For more information on disc golf, contact Brendan McKinstry at brendan mckinstry@gmail.com.

SWEET DECLARATION

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster

City of Camrose Mayor Norm Mayer signed a proclamation on June 1 declaring June 19 as Lemonade Day. The day will be officially recognized with lemonade stands owned and operated by individual and quite ambitious Camrose youth, set up around the City. Residents are invited to encourage these young entrepreneurs by stopping by their stands and purchasing a lemonade.


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Sunday, June 6 City of Camrose 7 active 32.6 active/100k

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Monday, May 31 City of Camrose 11 active 51.2 active/100k 856 cases (total*) 817 recovered (total*) 28 deaths (total*)

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Technology and us By Arnold Malone

When I was in high school, advanced technology was having an eight-track music player. What has happened since is earth-shaking, and it has changed how we have come to understand ourselves. By and large, persons of my generation began adult life believing that we were in charge of ourselves and that it was up to each of us to conduct our life at our given level of competence. The new technologies have shifted our personal power to a dependence on big outlets. We individuals have little or no control over what the big guys require. Seven or eight decades ago, if you had a concern relating to your bank, you would simply find the telephone book, look up a number, place the call and a person in your bank would answer. Today, to talk about a banking concern, you call a 1-800 number. You will reach a person from somewhere. You will be told that, “Your call is important to us,” and you will be asked to listen to a series of numbers to press that might connect you with the reason for your call. You will be lucky if there is category that describes what you want to understand. Likely, you will be told, “We are experiencing a larger than usual volume of calls.” You will be informed that you should remain on the line and someone will be with you shortly. Shortly might be 20 minutes or longer. If you ask an upper-level manager of a company or with a government, “Why do you use such a system?”, the response will be, “There is a tremendous efficiency in using such a phone system.” There can be no doubt that there is an efficiency for the user of these systems, but the thousands upon thousands of Canadians who, daily, are called upon to sit and wait is a huge waste of our citizens’ time. This accumulated wait of citizens’ time is an utter insult to the concept of efficiency. These technologies not only frustrate us, they diminish our sense of self-control. We small folks have been relegated to being dependant without an option. We need computers, we need telephones, and we need to talk to banks and other large institutions. Problems do arise, and we do need to be able to check on the cause and learn of an expected time for a correction. Yet the whole new approach is as dehumanizing as a communication system can be. Often, after a wasted hour, one just gives up and struggles for some other way. Too often the recording will ask that you check a web address to have your concern considered. The web address lists a number of possible areas for concern from which you are expected to make a choice. What does one do when none of the categories express what your issue is about? Without evidence, it is my strong belief that the time wasted for thousands of ordinary Canadians waiting and waiting totals a far greater inefficiency than that gained by a company. Once we were able to manage with our own strength and ingenuity. Now, we are at the mercy of technologies that we need and system that frustrates. All of us wish to be in charge of our daily activities. Too often we hear, “Your call is important to us.” If it is important, why isn’t it a wee bit personal? “This call may be recorded for quality control and training purposes” arrives on our ears like a finger-wagging threat from a corporation. “We know we have made you anxious, but you must be polite when speaking to us.” The current system is compliance without options. Surely, a technology can be developed where there is improved efficiency for suppliers as well as we consumers.


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Bailey Theatre searching for talent By Murray Green

The Bailey Theatre is searching for talent to be included in upcoming shows. “We are asking performers to submit a video of their talent (not just singing) for a chance to win some prizes. We will be asking local celebrities to look at the submissions and select a top 10. The contest is called Battle River Has Talent,” said Bailey Theatre Society president Barb Stroh. The contest is sponsored by the Bailey and partners with the Camrose Regional Exhibition and the Camrose Chamber of Commerce. “Maybe some of the performers will be asked to play during the Farmers’ Market,” added Barb. “We hope the restrictions will be lifted soon and we can show movies again, maybe even a concert.” The movie Grease is tentatively scheduled for June 18 at 7 p.m. Contact the Bailey at 780-672-5510, email box office@baileytheatre.com or go to the website www. baileytheatre.com for more information.

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SIDEWALK SONGS Murray Green, Camrose Booster Entertainer Hal Strudwick took to the streets in front of the Bailey Theatre to share his music with others during the downtown Sidewalk Sale on June 4. The Downtown Camrose Farmers’ Market will have music on Thursday evenings at the Lions Pocket Park beginning on June 10.

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Music to our ears By Lori Larsen

Music, specifically choral, has always played a significant role as part of the University of Alberta Augustana Campus liberal arts programs. Aside from providing programs of study that meet and go beyond the needs of students attending from far and wide, the music department has provided and continues to provide the community with the insights of the music world. The notes of music history began for Augustana in the 1930s when Chester Ronning conducted the Camrose College a cappella Choir.

ly respected late professor emeritus Jonathan Mohr, have also been an vital part of the music department.” Dr. Mohr, who was recently honoured with the development of the Jonathan Mohr Service Award, also conducted the Camrose Lutheran College Concert Choir. When the campus became a degree-granting institution in 1985 named the Augustana University College, a Bachelor of Arts in Music was established. In 1987, the music conservatory again expanded, providing early childhood music training with the Music With Children program.

Submitted This tour bus was ready for a choir tour to Viking in the 1920s.

Through the dedicated work and vision of Professor Emeritus James Neff, the music conservatory was established in 1959, providing piano and voice lessons for college students and the community. Professor Emeritus Neff was also the conductor of the Camrose Lutheran College Concert Choir. “Courses in music history, theory, harmony and choral have been and continue to be important offerings within the liberal arts curriculum,” said University of Alberta director of music Ardelle Ries. From 1980 to 1982, a needs assessment was conducted which determined that the conservatory programming should be expanded to include instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, and classical guitar. “Through the years, student-directed ensembles such as The New Wind, founded and directed by the much loved and deep-

In 1988, Sangkor: Augustana’s Women’s Choir was established. In 1996, a partnership was created with Augustana, director Tom Spila and the Camrose and District Community Band. Dr. Marc Hafso was the director of Choral Activities for a decade, conducting the Augustana Choir and encore, a small jazz vocal ensemble. In 2000, Augustana University College Choir launched a Bachelor of Music degree. After the merger with the University of Alberta in 2004, Dr. Ardelle Ries was hired as director of Choral Activities. Dr. Ries established Mannskor: Augustana’s Men’s Choir and created an accredited summer choral conducting program for in-service music teachers offered on the University of Alberta Augustana Campus for four years between 2006 and 2009.

Submitted Camrose Lutheran Choir led by the late professor emeritus Jonathan Mohr. Photo taken in the late 1980s.

In the summer of 2017, the University of Alberta Augustana Campus music division hosted a highly successful international music educators’ symposium. Local attendees and guests from all over the world filled the halls and auditoriums with not only their presence, but the melodic tones of song. In the fall of 2018, Augustana music department partnered with Camrose Association for Community Living (CACL) in bringing an incredible asset to the community with the creation of SingAble, a multigenerational inclusion choir. The choir is a huge success and has brought together members of all ages and backgrounds from the community to join in song and fellowship. In 2020, the Bachelor of Music program curriculum was re-imagined and updated to prepare students for trends and realities in 21st century music education contexts. Professor Emeritus Dr. Milton Schlosser was instrumental in creating Augustana’s Bachelor of Music curriculum and establishing this degree. The curriculum was approved in the fall of 2020, and will officially launch in the fall of 2021.

Submitted One of the many student-led music groups at Augustana. Photo taken in the 1970s.

The current academic and administrative team includes: • Dr. Ardelle Ries, director of Music • Dr. Alexander Carpenter, musicology • Dr. John Wiebe, director of Choral Activities • Dr. Roger Admiral, Piano, Theory • Inna Luzanac, Piano • Charlene Brown, administrator and director of Augustana’s Conservatory of Music “This core team is supported by a varied group of excellent instructors working in the university and

accepted into esteemed post-graduate music programs at the Juilliard School of Music, Western University, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, University of Victoria, Michigan State University and Florida State University. However, there has also been and continues to be a strong connection to the community. “With over a century dedicated to nurturing generations of lovers of song, Augustana’s choral program offers community singers a musical home through Mannskor, Sang-

Submitted In 2018, Augustana hosted a Round Dance. Students, faculty, staff and guests joined in a ceremonial dance that celebrated unity and inclusiveness.

In 2021, the Music Department launched the revised Bachelor of Music Performance-Based Pedagogy program, which prepares music students for real world professions. In the Winter Term of 2021, the Augustana music department established a Music, Pedagogy and Wellness Hub to provide opportunities for professional learning, community outreach, and advocacy for the use of music as complementary to and essential within public health. “Over the last 110 years, music on the campus has always been passionately taught by a committed and dedicated group of teachers,” remarked Ries.

community conservatory.” T hroughout the impressive history of the University of Alberta Music Department, the goals have been to constantly move forward and offer the best learning experience for students. Graduates of the Bachelor of Music program have established successful careers in the areas of arts administration, recording, music education, speech pathology, music therapy and musicology, and have also enjoyed freelance careers as cantors, church musicians, private studio instructors, and professional choir directors. Graduates from the Bachelor of Music program have been

kor and SingAble, supported and inspired by the glorious ‘singing’ acoustics of the U of A Augustana chapel,” said Ries. Unique in rural central Alberta and within the University of Alberta as a whole, the Augustana Conservatory of Music, under the direction of Charlene Brown, provides a vital service to the university and the broader community. Music, often referred to as the universal language, has stood the test of time throughout all history. It bridges gaps and has the power to heal souls. A world without music would be like a forest without colour.


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Former local actress Pastolero now has a one-women show By Murray Green

Bhey Pastolero is a onewomen show. The former École Camrose Composite High School, Churchmice Players and AboutTime Productions student is appearing in the Alberta Musical Theatre Company’s version of Hansel and Gretel that runs until June 18. She is playing different parts in the show that is being shown digitally now and live in fall. Bhey was born and raised in the Pearl of the Orient, which is also known as the Philippines. “My dad, who was already here in 2012, started with a working visa and was eventually granted a permanent residency approval out of hard work. In 2017, he was able to bring my mom, brother and I to Camrose,” explained Bhey. “I honestly did not see myself doing professional theatre, or even going to theatre school. When we first moved here, I just joined the drama class in ÉCCHS, and that is where everything just started to fall into place. It was a very fun class, and then I remember one of my classmates asking me if I wanted to fill in for somebody who backed out of a show they were to perform in the Zone 4E Drama

Festival that happens every year in Leduc. I did. Following that, I was asked to join West Side Story, which was the very first musical I performed on stage. Then, I played as one of the Mary Magdalenes in Jesus Christ Superstar by Churchmice Players.” She worked closely with Churchmice Players and performed at some events with AboutTime Productions, now known as Phoenix Productions. “After receiving my Theatre Arts Diploma at Grant MacEwan University, I joined the Alberta Musical Theatre Company for a digital tour of OnePerson Hansel and Gretel,” added Bhey. “It is actually such a huge project and, so far, the most challenging script I’ve had to learn. I do personally think that the most challenging music I’ve had to learn was when I did Into The Woods in university as Cinderella, but working on a one-person show is just a different level,” shared Bhey. “I do really miss live performances and I badly want to be on stage again, but being able to perform in the pandemic through creative ways is so fun. One thing I learned when I played Cinderella is that

‘opportunity is not a lengthy visitor’ so, if the opportunity is just right there with you, go grab it and take the risk. We learn most in the things we have to go through a lot,” she added. “I play seven characters and have to go back and forth, with the help of costume changes (using hats) and changing my voice, posture and mannerisms.” She has been working closely with director Farren Timoteo and also one of the writers of the show (written with Jeff Unger), Stephanie Urquhart (music director), Deanna Finnman (costume design), and Brianna Kolybaba (set design). Others are Kaeley Wiebe as assistant director, Bobby Smale tech design, Steven Sobolewski as stage manager and Riley Dickinson, with whom she shared classes at MacEwan, and is her dramaturg. “I am very, very excited to share this project with everyone. The tour started June 2 and will possibly run until June 18, although we might also come back in the fall.” For more information, v isit albertamusicaltheatre.ca.


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BLOWER CONTEST Readers of the Spring Home Improvement Guides published by The Camrose Booster, April and May issues, were invited to enter a contest. A significant number of east-end Camrose businesses offered to win a prize of a new gas-powered Stihl blower. From a multitude of entries, Barb Homeniuk of the rural Camrose trade area was the lucky winner. Presenting her with her prize is Peter Stevenson, representing Bobcat of Camrose, your Stihl, Toro, Suzuki, and Bobcat dealer.

Thanks to all who entered!


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New intensive care unit opens at Stollery By Murray Green

Critically ill infants can now receive surgical care in a newly renovated, family-focused space at the new David Schiff Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. The $11.7 million NICU project was funded as part of a $54.7 million project to develop and expand the critical care units at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation provided an additional $1.2 million to fund comfort items for families using the NICU. The project was completed under budget in spite of construction taking place in an active care hospital and being temporarily halted in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The redevelopment includes 18 beds in singleor double-patient rooms, offering more privacy and space for patients and family members who stay overnight as their newborns undergo and recover from surgery. “This new unit was built with the needs of families in mind, and will provide them comfort during extremely stressful times as their critically ill newborns get the quality care they need at the start of their lives. We’re pleased to support projects like these that build and support the strong health system available to all Albertans. Congratulations to Alberta Health Services and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation for their partnership in this work,” said Tyler Shandro, minister of health. “This is a tremendous day for the delivery of life-saving care for some of Alberta’s and Western Canada’s most vulnerable and critically ill children. I am extremely proud of the contractors and staff who have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to deliver the best environment possible to put these children back on the road to recovery,” added Prasad Panda, minister of infrastructure. Families were involved in every step of the planning and design of the new unit, helping to build an intensive care space that will improve the healthcare journey for patients and families. “Having a baby in the NICU is a time of crisis for most families. Being at your baby’s bedside can be all-consuming, but in order to care for your baby to the best of your ability, you need to take care of yourself. Knowing that a kitchen, shower and laun-

dry room are just steps away can provide a real sense of relief for families,” said Karen Calhoun, parent and family adviser, Stollery Patient and Family Centred Care. The Stollery is recognized nationally and internationally for high-quality pediatric care. The redeveloped unit at the Stollery Children’s Hospital will help staff, physicians and surgeons maintain excellence in the delivery of neonatal critical care. “Providing patientfocused, quality health care is at the heart of everything we do, and this new NICU will be of great benefit to Alberta’s youngest patients and their families. The redeveloped space has significant upgrades to optimize patient care and infection control practices, ensuring our staff and physicians can provide the best care possible, not only throughout this pandemic, but in the years to come,” continued Dr. Verna Yiu, president and CEO, Alberta Health Services. “The David Schiff NICU at the Stollery represents the final phase of our $15 million Critical for Care campaign to renovate the Stollery’s outpatient, operating rooms and three primary intensive care units. The new NICU provides more space and privacy, and the latest technologies and pediatric equipment. We’re grateful to our many donors and government partners for making this urgent, family-centred care space a reality for newborns and their families,” concluded Mike House, president and CEO, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Stollery pediatric critical care units, which include the pediatric car-

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Ballet Camrose reaches 23 years of dance shows By Murray Green

This June marks 23 years of full-length ballets in Camrose. This year, the show is Coppelia. Instructor Colleen Salahub-Olsen of the Ballet Camrose Dance Company has choreographed a full-length ballet in each of those seasons. “The studio prides itself on its year-end performances; on performance of competitive routines and then a full-length ballet performance. Ballet Camrose is the only studio in the area that offers comprehensive training in both competitive dance and examinations with syllabus,” said Colleen. She guides her dancers in an exciting story and pairs it with wonderful dances to create something really special. Colleen has put her heart and soul into every child and every ballet since the very first class. “The ballets incorporate every student in the studio at every age and ability level. They really create a dance community and foster those strong relationships between friends. It creates a huge mentoring opportunity for the older students, and allows the younger students to interact with students at higher levels. These ballets have been accomplished by technically strong dancers and many rehearsal hours to make them into the incredible performances they are,” added Colleen. Over the years, shows have featured dry ice, 20-foot props, off-stage rig-

Submitted In 2015, Camrose Ballet performed the full-length show of The Wizard of Oz for the community at its year-end dance.

ging and even hip-hop performances. She took over the studio that was once operated and started by Margaret Flynn in 1963 as Camrose School of Ballet. “The students of Ballet Camrose have gone on to do amazing things and be very successful, fabulous people in multiple different career paths. Many have taken the self-discipline, teamwork skills and work ethics learned from dance classes into their careers as doctors, lawyers, architects, nurses, models, teachers and professional dancers,” she said proudly.

Colleen is always striving to give her students opportunities to grow and many of the students at Ballet Camrose are internationally trained. This gives them even more knowledge to bring into the studio and the wonderful ballets. These ballets have been a shining light at the end of every year. Students rehearse, make props, paint backdrops, and each student gets to play a special character in the ballet. “They are cast into their roles and they really make the characters come

to life. This helps every Ballet Camrose student gain rounded performance skills, professional production experience and allows them to showcase their technical and performance training. The ballet this year will be presented virtually on June 13,” Colleen said. The main characters are Baylie Brown as Swanhilda and Coppelia, Sarah Booth as Coppelius the doll maker, and Demi Stringer as Franz. Besides Colleen, other instructors for this year’s show are Kathleen Boss-

mann, Cassandra Olsen and Jocelyn Olsen. A digital copy of the ballet this year will be made for all the students and parents to enjoy. “We appreciate all the hard work by our parents and students through this challenging time and in all the years before to create a wonderful ballet this year. Ballet Camrose is conquering obstacles this year through COVID-19; our dancers are adaptable and flexible, and we have done a lovely job of dancing throughout this tumultuous year.”

Battle River Quilters’ Guild showcase work, sewing art By Lori Larsen

Since 1995, members of the Battle River Quilting Guild (renamed Battle River Quilters’ Guild in 2000) has been gathering (with the exception of the past year and a bit) to keep each other in stitches. The group currently consists of 37 quilters from

Camrose and area, with members joining in from around the world, including one in Australia and one in Ontario. The quilters and fibre artists share diverse backgrounds, skills and knowledge, and a common love for stitching artistry. But the mandate of the

club goes beyond opportunities for like-minded people to share a craft and some social time. For many years, the Guild has been donating their time and materials (some donated by community members) in the creation of “comfort quilts”, which they generously

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Battle River Quilt Guild member, Anna Harder, shows one of the beautiful quilts she has painstakingly put together.

donate to various organizations in and around Camrose. Quilts have also been donated for a variety of fundraisers and raffles for the purpose of fundraising and in times of need when disaster hits. “The Guild is responsive to any needs identified not only in our community, but anywhere,” noted Guild member Anna Harder. “They are a local club with global impact.” While the Guild normally meets in person, sharing laughs, stories and skills, since the fall of last year, due to COVID restrictions, they have been meeting via Zoom, enjoying sew days and online skill instruction. “The pandemic has resulted in more people, men and women of all ages, learning new skills,” commented Anna Harder. “Sewing and quilting are among them, with a resurgence unparalleled in recent years. There are strong online communities of support (Facebook, Instagram), and plenty of skill sharing for free (YouTube),

and guilds, like ours, meeting through Zoom, where you can learn from, be supported by and collaborate with others.” Due to the pandemic, the Guild has replaced the semi-annual quilt show at the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre, but will still be able to showcase the incredible work the members do in creating these works of art with the Quilts on Parade. “There is no judging, no prizes, just a celebration of all things quilting, and it is open to all quilters, not just Guild members.” The parade will take place on July 1 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Quilters interested in showing their quilts in the parade can register by sending an email to quiltson parade@gmail.com and an e-registration form will be sent to them. The deadline for registration is June 15. For more information on the Battle River Quilters’ Guild or if you are interested in joining the Guild, visit them on on Facebook or email brqg@gmail.com.


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Report on provincial police By Lori Larsen

The National Police Federation (NPF) requested that the Province of Alberta share the findings of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report on the proposal of a provincial police force so Albertans can make their own informed determination of the costs, risks, and benefits of such a transition. The report, which was due on April 30, considers operational requirements, processes, and potential costs for creating a provincial police service, as well as whether or not having a dedicated provincial police service would serve the best interest of Albertans. “We know that the federal government currently provides around $160 million in funding each year toward the RCMP in Alberta,” noted NPF president Brian Sauvé. Minister of Justice and Solicitor General. The Government of Alberta will only pursue a provincial police service if it enhances community policing, increases the level of service, and does not impose additional costs onto municipalities and subsequently the taxpayer. The results of a Pollara Strategic Insights survey conducted in October 2020 of 1,300 rural and urban Alberta residents resulted in the following findings: • 70 per cent of Albertans province-wide have a favourable impression of RCMP officers, rising to 78 per cent in communities served by RCMP. • When asked to choose from a list of “Fair Deal Panel” measures to improve Alberta’s place in Canada, establishing a provincial police service was the lowest priority, with only 25 per cent initial support, and 75 per cent indicated this would not help at all. • 81 per cent of residents in RCMP-served communities are satisfied or very satisfied with RCMP policing. • The already-low support for a transition dropped from 29 per cent to only 21 per cent when participants learned about the loss of the 30 per cent federal subsidy tied to RCMP services. • 70 per cent of respondents oppose (47 per cent strongly) such a transition. For more information on the proposal of a provincial police force, visit www.keepalbertarcmp.ca or the Facebook page provided by the NPF.

Local Francophone school accepting registrations for the 2021-2022 school year offering pre-kindergarten to grade 8 classes École des Fondateurs offers high-quality French-language education By Murray Green

École des Fondateurs offers French as a first language, and may be the best option for your child to receive a bilingual education while being able to preserve your family’s culture. The Camrose school promotes excellence, success and the well-being of its students, while giving appropriate services to build a strong connection with the Francophone culture at home. French as a first language in a minority setting is the best way to achieve bilingualism as proven by many studies. Being perfectly bilingual is a valuable asset for post-secondary studies and work, and provides graduates unique opportunities in Canada and throughout the world. École des Fondateurs goes beyond the provincial education program by adding Francophone cultural elements. “We have cultural events similar to Francophone schools across the country, as we honour our heritage, language and culture. We also promote the values and history of Alberta’s French-speaking community,” shared Anne Albert-Fincham, principal of the of the school. The school offers kindergarten to Grade 7, and will have Grade 8 next fall. It also offers pre-kindergarten for an annual fee. English Language Arts are introduced in Grade 3. The school offers the English Language Learners program to any student who need extra help to improve their English, as well as support to students looking for extra help in French. Kindergarten is held for full days every day, but pre-kindergarten is Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. “We currently have 24 students, which leads to excellent one-on-one education when needed. Often students are ahead of schedule in learning, because the students learn from other classmates as well as from the teachers. Our unique setting encourages students to learn as well as grow from their interactions with one another, regardless of age or grade,” said Anne Albert-Fincham. Anne has been at the school since it opened seven years ago (2014) in Camrose. “Our dedicated staff is passionate about teaching and getting to know each child individually. Our students have the benefit of small classes, a low student-teacher ratio and they thrive in our family-like setting. We are more like one big family.” École des Fondateurs offers several options classes such as stained glass, sewing, coding (computer tech) and cooking to round out the education. Starting next fall, an option in robotics will be offered. Students have physical education every day with trips to swimming, bowling and skating. As the only elementary Francophone school in the area, École des Fondateurs and the school board Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord want to ensure as many students as possible have access to a Francophone education. “We provide free transportation for students who require bussing. We have students from Gwynne and Bittern Lake as well as Camrose. “We have a strong parent council that is involved with our school life. They organize many activities, such as pizza lunches and a milk program. We believe that parents with the school team share a responsibility for our children’s future,” said Albert-Fincham. The criteria to apply requires children have either a parent, grandparent or guardian with a Francophone heritage. Learn more at https://df.centrenord.ab.ca/ and to register online, or phone the school at 587-769-0144.

NEW SIGN

Murray Green, Camrose Booster City of Camrose employees Connor Sinnamon, left, Doug Flohr, top, and Cary Bilyk, in tractor, put up a new Golden Jubilee Park sign at the top entrance on June 2. It took about five weeks to make the structure. The original sign was unveiled in 1955 in front of a large crowd.


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Army issued ’52 Triumph bike restored By Murray Green

Don Carstairs of Camrose has restored an army issued 1952 Triumph TRW 500 twin side valve military motorcycle. “My wife’s dad, Peter Hildebrand, bought this bike from army surplus in the early ’60s. I was told for $100, but some members of the family say $250, so I don’t know for sure,” shared Don. “Ruby, my wife, drove this bike in the late ’60s and early ’70s. I actually drove it once before we were married. When her younger brother, Larry, was old enough to drive it, no one else could drive it. He drove it all of the time,” Don said. “He is out in Castlegar, BC right now. Every five years, he talked about rebuilding it and would get some parts. It got to the point where I finally said that I have nothing to do when this COVID-19 hit. I talked him into letting me rebuild it. I just finished it (in late May). He delivered the bike to me on June 1, so it took almost a year to restore,” explained Don. “My dad was offered a side car, but he said he didn’t want one. They were going to give it to him for nothing. We all got upset with him, but he didn’t want one. My dad drove it for a little bit. The first time, he drove it around the yard of the seed cleaning plant without a helmet where he worked and the police saw him. He quickly drove into the bus shed, but that didn’t work,” recalled Ruby. “My brother took it to Edmonton where he lived, and that is where it was for all those years. When he moved to Castlegar, he took it with him. I liked driving

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Ruby and Don Carstairs restored a family motorcycle that was manufactured as an army bike. The Triumph was made in England, so parts were hard to find for the 1952 model.

it, it was awesome. Years ago, when I went to renew my licence, they asked if I still wanted it (motorcycle license classification) still on and I said I’ll probably never drive a motorcycle again, take it off. Now I regret that,” shared Ruby. “It took a long time to find parts. I had to make a few of my own, but most of the parts are original parts. A guy in Nova Scotia told me if you find a part, order it, because it may not be there for long.” Don received a shell of a bike and four boxes of parts. “I did a lot of research to determine

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Don ordered parts from Triumph suppliers in California, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Nova Scotia, Quebec, England and Austria. The 1952 Triumph 499cc engine runs at a six-toone compression, has four gears, and telescopic front suspension. It was the first motorbike to have an alternator. About 16,000 bikes were produced from 1949 to 1964. Don’s model has only 8,000 miles on it. The bikes didn’t come with windshields, so British drivers wore heavy goggles to protect their eyes.

where the parts go and which parts were missing. It seemed like I was on the internet every night researching.” The army issued bike came in its usual green, and Don matched the paint from a spot that didn’t receive sun. “E and L Autobody painted the bike for me and they did an excellent job. My brother-in-law painted it black at one time, but I wanted it to be the original colour.” He did a close to museum-quality restoration on the Triumph. “I had the bike appraised and there are 11 steps to go through to restore it back to museum-quality original condition. It is at level nine, only two steps away from being the best museum piece you can have. I’m really proud of that,” Don said, beaming. “My buddy Scott Young made the motorbike run. He loves working on bikes, so he helped me get it running smooth. He is my mechanic.” The saddle bags are

missing, and he had to get Camrose Machine and Welding to custom make a few parts. “They did a beautiful job on them, you can’t tell the difference. There are a few Canadian bolts in here, but you

wouldn’t know it. The old bolts were English metric and hard to find. I had to use Canadian,” he added. The motorbike was made for a second passenger seat installed and could have a left hand car added.

Car or Truck Memorabilia? Perhaps you own vintage automotive repair or diagnostic tools. Tell us what you have. Or perhaps you have terrific memories or tales from being in the trade. Allow us to share your stories. Contact Murray Green, News Reporter Phone 780.672.3142 Email murrayg@camrosebooster.com


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Fridge Clippings from years gone by We’ve received an abundance of odd, unusual, intriguing and often long-forgotten treasures conveyed courtesy of the Home Team Paper over the decades. Each is (obviously) memorable to the person who has clipped and kept the published piece. This week’s entry wasn’t exactly published in The Booster; however, there is a strong connection… Doris Severson saved her son’s carrier agreement, a memory of Kendall’s first important paid role in life! It is signed and dated October 5, 1981. The document clearly states the obligation of Kendall to The Booster and those homeowners and renters in his coverage zone. Of interest to many is that this identical (more or less) document remains in use to this day. Our thanks to Doris for taking her time to take us back in time! Her reward of a $10 prize is on the way! 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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June officially proclaimed ALS Awareness Month By Lori Larsen

City of Camrose Mayor Norm Mayer has officially proclaimed June as ALS Awareness Month and encourages all residents to support the virtual Walk to End ALS on June 13 and the people it positively impacts. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis and, ultimately, respiratory failure. As the disease 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. Currently, there is no cure for ALS, however initiatives, such as theses walks are instrumental in supporting the people suffering with ALS and their families. Camrose Walk coordinator Cheryl Feth knows firsthand the impact this crippling disease has on the people battling it and their family and friends. Her good friend and fellow Camrosian Lori Huolt is struggling with her own journey with ALS, but Lori couldn’t be more grateful for the love and support she receives from her family and friends. “Lori makes it so easy

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster ALS Camrose Walk coordinator Cheryl Feth demonstrates the “Lori’s Lanyards” she is making to sell in support of her friend Lori Huolt and others fighting their battles with the devastating disease.

to be a part of her support system,” said Cheryl. “In fact, she is often the one propping me up by reminding me that ‘life is good’ and to ‘live each day’.” Sometimes it isn’t until a disease like ALS impacts

someone close to us that we can truly understand the journeys these individuals have ahead of them. “Today is really all that any of us have,” commented Cheryl. “Families of persons with ALS are

just more markedly aware of how precious each day is. Unlike her beloved family, I am not the person always present in Lori’s ‘today’, but she knows that I am there for her any day she needs me.” Cheryl and Lori have been friends for decades, and Lori understands this is not the first time Cheryl has been impacted by ALS. “I have walked the ALS support person path not once, but twice,” said Cheryl. “Our family has watched two family members lose their battles with ALS. As a result of their illnesses, we have been involved in the Camrose Walk to End ALS since its conception in 2009. “Because ALS is such an in-actionable disease, we do what we can to support those in our family and community who face the challenges ALS presents. The walks raise money to support Albertans and their families living with ALS, as well as to fund research for this yet incurable disease.” Not only has Cheryl taken an active role in organizing the Camrose Walk and walking in the walk, but this year, she decided to go one ‘step’ further by hand-making and selling knit lanyards, which she has coined as Lori’s Lanyards.

“ALS is a disease that is overlooked and severely underfunded. Lori’s Lanyards evolved out of this need to raise awareness and funds for ALS. Every knot is tied with love and admiration for the battle that Lori fights. “ALS is hard and sad and scary,” emoted Cheryl. “Lori faces this disease with a fading voice, but also with hope. Together we hope that the monies raised will continue to fund research that will soon find a cure for ALS so no family has to face the challenges that ALS brings.” To date, sales of Lori’s Lanyards, available at Camrose Safeway pharmacy, have raised $1,250. For more information on the ALS Walk, walktoend. alsab.ca and click on “Register or dontate”. To donate to the Camrose Walk to End ALS, visit walktoendals.ca/, once on that site click on the “Participate or donate” drop down tab then click on “Alberta”, then click on the community tab, then scroll down to Camrose. For more information on the Camrose Walk to End ALS or to donate through the purchase of a lanyard, contact Camrose coordinator Cheryl, Camrose Safeway Pharmacy at 780-672-1680.


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MOSTOWICH, Violet (Vi) Louise (nee Coles) October 21, 1927 ~ Mayerthorpe, Alberta May 26, 2021 ~ Calgary, Alberta Violet (Vi) Mostowich of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the age of 93 years. Vi was born on October 21, 1927, the youngest of six children, to Alberta homesteaders, Thomas and Mary Coles. Courage, determination, and humour in the face of a challenge were the keys to Vi’s inimitable personality. Growing up humbly during the Great Depression, she left home to become a nursing aide after the war and married Arthur, a hard-working scion of the Depression. Vi buckled down and stepped up to meet whatever came her way without kvetching, and managed to raise six successful children in Calgary. She was always ready with a friendly jibe and a generous hand. Vi gave freely to her community; as a Girl Guide leader, running dialysis machines, providing crafts for community fundraisers or canvassing for charity. On baking days, a gaggle of neighbourhood kids would loiter outside the kitchen in hopes of scoring a hot, fresh bun. She had a clear-eyed approach to life, grounded and resolute, whatever came her way. She was curious with an artistic eye and unclouded spirit. In later years, Vi became a talented potter and folksy painter; skills added to a myriad of artisanal skills that she expanded after moving to Camrose upon Art’s retirement. She loved gardening and walking. Vi adored her thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, never passing up an opportunity to cuddle a baby. She returned to Calgary for her twilight years. She led a good life and is deeply missed by her family. A Memorial Service is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Calgary, AB. For details, please email jdmostowich@gmail.com. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Vi’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com. In living memory of Violet Mostowich, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB  T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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Thomas “Tom” Ralph Feser May 12, 1942 ~ June 2, 2021 Thomas (Tom) Ralph Feser was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan, on May 12, 1942, to Joe and Magdalena Feser. Tom was the twelfth of thirteen children, all of whom were known for raising havoc on the family farm. Tom attended school in Macklin and completed high school in Edmonton and, over his lifetime, he worked in various industries, from agriculture and retail to oil and gas safety. No matter the position, Tom was always known for his strong work ethic, and getting the job done right the first time. Tom was married to Karen Feser (Flannagan) for almost 50 years, and they were proud of their children Maurice (Gail) Feser of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Michelle (Steven) Hauser of Camrose, Alberta, Trever Feser (Sonia Dadas) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and Kendra Feser of Prince George, BC. Even better than their kids, he loved their grandkids Jennifer (Cody) Fossen, Shane Hauser, Samantha Feser (Macauley), Matthew Feser, Jocelyn Leon, Xander Feser, and Davin Feser. Although grandchildren are special, Tom always said greatgrandchildren are the greatest love and blessing. Quinn and Kessler Fossen brought out a special side of Grandpa. Tom will be missed for his stubborn personality, his love of playing crib or any card game, his strong faith, and always being willing to listen and offer advice on any situation. Tom was predeceased by his mother and father; brothers Hubertus, Harry, Leo, Eddy and Allen; and sisters Florence, Dolores, Catherine, Josephine and Beatrice. Tom has two surviving siblings, Ralph and Agnes. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Cancer Unit. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Copping speaks about getting Albertans back to work By Lori Larsen

Government of Alberta minister of Labour and Immigration Jason Copping spoke to Camrose and District Chamber of Commerce members and guests present during the general meeting held via Zoom on May 31. Copping spoke briefly on the government’s broad approach to economic recovery and the Alberta Jobs Now Program.

made that change through the pandemic to enable that.” Copping referenced the government’s Summer Plan for coming out of the pandemic. Phase 1 began on June 1, Phase 2 (with a 60 per cent vaccination rate and hospitalizations under 500) is slated for June 10, and Phase 3 is targeted for the end of June/beginning of July. “As we come out of

want to relocate here build here and take advantage of our environment. The whole objective of this is to create jobs here.” Copping explained the third component is economic diversification, which involves developing and rolling out secto-

the individual to a third party to get the skills they need, or a combination. “This program is a $370 million program to support the creation of jobs and get Albertans back to work.” Copping explained how the program works. “Any private sector or

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he past 15 months have been incredibly challenging for this province.”

“The past 15 months has been an incredibly challenging time for our province. We are dealing with a worldwide pandemic, an economic recession and an historic crash in oil prices, all of which have hit Alberta particularly hard. Over these last 15 months, the focus of our government has been protecting lives and livelihoods. In the past year, we have put measures in place to control the spread of COVID-19, and we have also been supporting Albertans and Alberta businesses as vaccines are developed and being rolled out.” He explained that the province has made significant investments in supporting businesses, including the small and medium enterprize Relaunch Grant. “We committed over $350 million to those grants to help keep businesses operating over these very challenging times.” He also stated that the Labour and Immigration Department has made significant contributions to try to support businesses. “Last year, for example, we paid half of the WCB premiums for small and medium-sized businesses, which was approximately $300 million. “We also increased the flexibility of the CanadaAlberta Job Grant. The Job Grant provides opportunities for businesses to keep Albertans employed by providing retraining so they are not laid off. Also, it will cover up to 100 per cent of training costs for Albertans who are laid off and collecting EI, whom employers want to bring in and train. “Recognizing the challenges associated with the pandemic, we permitted the use of the CanadaAlberta Job Grant for mandatory training. Also, we heard loud and clear from the Chambers–concerns about small businesses being able to use training for family members, and business owners with four or fewer employees. So we

COVID-19, our focus is returning to recovery,” noted Copping. “When I talk about recovery, it is both in terms of community and economy.” With regards to community recovery, he said that the government is very aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on the mental health of Albertans. “Our government put forward significant funding to address mental health last year to help Albertans get through these challenging times, but also this year. In many circumstances, people dealt quite well going through the crisis, but it is after the crisis that it hits home and makes it challenging for individuals. We also have more funding for that.” Copping said the government has also announced investments over the next year or two to assist with catching up on postponed surgeries and treatments. “As well, we are looking at the impact that COV ID -19 –par ticularly closure of the schools–had upon students and how we can help them recover from an education standpoint.” In speaking about the Alberta Economic Recovery Plan, he explained, “The Recovery Plan has three main components. The first is, we announced this year $20 billion in our current budget to invest in infrastructure with a focus of bringing forward dollars from future years into this year, so we can work on it now and get Albertans working now.” He said the second component involves creating an environment for investment, which includes Alberta’s job creation tax cut. “We accelerated it last year to make our jurisdiction one of the most competitive in North America to attract investment. I am pleased to say it is starting to have an impact with a number of announcements, particularly in the IT field, and over the last couple of months, businesses that

File Photo, Government of Alberta Government of Alberta Minister of Labour and Immigration Jason Copping

rial plans in a number of sectors, including energy, agriculture, IT, bio-medicine and tourism. We are not only focused on our single largest industry– energy– and putting out plans that we have already started in terms of blue hydrogen, different types of energy development, such as geo-thermal framework, but other sectors of the economy.” He spoke specifically about the Alberta Jobs Now Program and thanked the Chamber for not only supporting the program, but providing input. “What we heard from the Chambers and businesses is there are a number of barriers to creating jobs, and some of those barriers are associated with the cost of training and putting more people into jobs. “Our full Economic Recovery Plan is aimed at dealing with high levels of unemployment in Alberta, which still r e m a i n s roughly two per cent higher than what it was prior to the pandemic, and even then, we were one of the highest in the country.”” In explaining the plan, he said the objective is to provide a grant worth 25 per cent of a job over a 52-week period that can be used for wage subsidy, onthe-job training or sending

not-for-profit organization can apply. This includes small, medium or large enterprises, in any sector, anywhere in the province. It is targeted at businesses and organizations that have been operating for at least one year, that are creating new full-time positions for a minimum of one year.” He further explained that the Jobs Now Program is not tied to a reduction in revenues. “If employers have a new job or create a new job and are willing to put 75 per cent of wages on the table, then they can apply for this. The provincial government will put up to 25 per cent to apply to either wage subsidy or training or both (up to a maximum of $25,000).” Copping said the first intake opened last week, and applications will be taken until August 31. “If the employer meets the

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will be paid. There is also the option of applying at the end and getting the full amount.” Eligible employees consist of unemployed, including new graduates and underemployed, those individuals who were laid off or cut back to part time and want to get back into full time. “We are asking businesses to contemplate how to use this program to expand their business, get training to Albertans that they need, and help get them back to work.” Copping added that there is an element of the program that is focusing on those with disabilities. “We recognize that Albertans with disabilities have increased barriers to get into the workforce. As a result of that, the grant associated with this program is 1.5 times greater or 37.5 per cent up to a maximum of $37,500,” he said, adding that the number is higher than the $25,000 because of the costs often associated with setting up a work station for those with disabilities. Copping said he is very optimistic about Alberta’s future. “I recognize that unemployment still remains incredibly high, and we are not out of the woods yet with the pandemic. But what I look forward to, in terms of our recovery, is going to be coming down the pipes in the next couple of months. We are poised for economic success. Many leading economists believe that Alberta will lead both economic and job growth in the country. We have an incredibly strong recovery plan which is getting stronger and, thanks to the input from organizations such as the Chambers and businesses, we will continue to refine that as we go along. “Most importantly, we have an incredibly strong entrepreneurial spirit here in Alberta, and that is largely embodied by the Chamber and your businesses. Just on that alone, I look forward to saying we will come out of this, and will come out of this stronger.” On a final note, he asked the Chamber and members to continue to identify and send in ideas on how to reduce red tape and reduce the cost of doing business. “Because at the end of the day, we want our businesses to be competitive, in a position of growth, and create jobs for Albertans.” For complete details on the Alberta Jobs Now program, visit the Province of Alberta website at www. alberta.ca/alberta-jobsnow-program.aspx.

hat we heard from Chambers and businesses is there are a number of barriers to creating jobs, and some of those barriers are associated with the cost of training and putting more people into jobs.” criteria as outlined, they could be approved. Then they will need to go out and hire someone and, at the three-month mark, apply for 50 per cent of the grant, and at the 12-month mark, the other 50 per cent


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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.

LEGAL NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS – Estate of Stephanie Elizabeth Miciak, who died on November 20, 2017. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by July 15, 2021 with Gil Miciak at Gunn Law Group, 11210-142 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 1T9 and provide details of your claim. 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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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. 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.

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. 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 – 3-bedroom $1050, 2-bedroom $900, 1-bedroom $775. Water, heat, basic cable included. No partiers, no smokers. Call 587-557-9142. 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. 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. 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. 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!

Aspen Terrace 4920-66 Street 780-672-8681 SPRING SPECIAL ON NOW! Early Move In Rent Free • Suites include fridge, stove, in-suite washer and dryer • We pay heat, water, parking • Small dogs and cats welcome • Close to SAVE ON FOODS 1 and 2-bdrm. suites available EXCELLENT LOCATION – Very quiet, 2-bedroom top floor unit with balcony, stove, fridge, dishwasher. Neat, clean, owner managed. Immediate possession. No smoking, no pets. Reference required. 780679-2170. 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 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. 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.

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! GRAND DRIVE AREA – House upstairs available Aug. 1. 2 bedrooms, single garage. Shared laundry, utilities included. No pets. $1225/mo. plus DD. 403-620-2497.

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CLASSIFIED ADS (Continued) 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! 2-BEDROOM EXECUTIVE SUITE – 5 appliances. Quiet neighbourhood, quiet building. No pets, no partiers, no smoking. 780-608-3131. CAMROSE ELKS’ HALL – will be open for rental. Banquets, dances, meetings, catering and funeral lunches, large and small. Two floors available. Following AHS COVID-19 guidelines. For bookings call Gerry Czapp, 780-672-4326; leave message at Elks’ Hall, 780672-7436; or call rental agent, 4th Street Agency, 780-608-7352.

HOUSEHOLD RECLINER SOFA – good condition. $40. 780-964-1722, Camrose. WOODEN TABLES – 8’x3’ with folding legs. Twelve available. Also, 25 black leather chairs. Call Gerry 780-672-4326 for further information.

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

Notice of application for approval to renew the natural gas franchise agreement between the Village of Bittern Lake and ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. Application summary: The Alberta Utilities Commission expects to receive an application from ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. to renew its franchise agreement with the Village of Bittern Lake following the submission deadline indicated below. The franchise agreement will continue to allow ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. the exclusive right to deliver natural gas to the residents of the Village of Bittern Lake for 10 years effective July 1, 2021. The monthly franchise fee percentage will remain the same at 7.00 per cent effective July 1, 2021. Including linear property taxes, the franchise fee for an average residential customer is forecast to remain at $10.97 per month. An average residential customer uses about 115 gigajoules per year. You may send your objections, concerns about, or support for the application in writing to the Village of Bittern Lake or ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. on or before June 25, 2021 at: Village of Bittern Lake, Jill Tinson, PO Box 5, 300 Railway Ave., Bittern Lake, AB T0C 0L0. 780-672-7373, email cao@villageofbitternlake.ca ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd., Dianne Barker, Administrative Assistant, email: dianne.barker@atco.com Any submissions received, unless you request otherwise, will be part of the application submitted and will become part of the public record. For more information on franchises or to receive a copy of the franchise agreement please contact either the Village of Bittern Lake or ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. at the addresses listed above. For more information: For more information about the AUC or its approval process associated with franchise applications, please contact the AUC directly at 780-427-4903 or at consumer-relations@auc.ab.ca The Alberta Utilities Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial regulatory body responsible for making decisions about utility-related applications. Issued on June 8, 2021 Alberta Utilities Commission Douglas A. Larder, QC, General Counsel

BULLS FOR SALE – Purebred Black and Red Angus. Call 780-986-9088. BULLS FOR SALE – Polled Hereford, Red Angus, Black Angus. Yearlings and 2-yearolds. GLENROSE POLLED HEREFORDS AND ANGUS. Ken Prichard, 780-608-6080.

Pursuant to Section 606 of the Municipal Government Act, the Council of Camrose County gives notice that it has given First Reading to Bylaw No. 1492 to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 1373. The purpose of this bylaw is to redistrict Lot 14, Block 2, Plan 8021421 (SE 19-43-21-W4 – Sunset Heights) from LR – Lake Resort to A – Agricultural. The intent is to permit agricultural uses, including a greenhouse, on the property. Anyone affected by this Amendment may make written submissions before 12:00 noon, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 1492 will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the County Council Chambers, 3755-43 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta T4V 3S8. Written submissions will be heard first, oral submissions will be heard as time permits. Copies of the proposed bylaw are available online at www.county.camrose.ab.ca

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PART TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT Five Star Home Solutions is a residential and commercial construction company in Camrose. We are looking to add a new Office Assistant to our staff. This will be a flexible part time position, with the possibility of moving to full time in the future. Working with the Office Manager, the Office Assistant will be responsible for many different tasks such as: • Greeting customers and answering the phone • Scheduling appointments • Using Microsoft Office to prepare documents, emails and spreadsheets • Using Quickbooks Online to perform bookkeeping duties The right candidate will be trained; however, previous experiene is an asset. Basic knowledge of Quickbooks Online and Microsoft Office is required. Please apply with resumé and cover letter to 4706-52 Avenue, Camrose, AB between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Camrose Windsor Plywood is currently looking for a fit, energetic, organized individual who works well in a customer service oriented environment, helping in both our yard and store. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Loading and unloading of product. - Putting stock away. - Assisting customers when needed. - Helping with inventory. - Keeping the store and yard neat, clean and orderly. Guaranteed Sundays and holidays off as well as a great benefits package. Pick up an application or send your resumé to camrose@windsorplywood.com or drop it off in person. 4705-41 Street Camrose 780-608-9663

Class 1 Drivers Required Ross Agri has immediate openings for class 1 drivers pulling super Bs. Monday-Friday work, occasional overnights required. Combination of standard and automatic equipment. Preference given to candidates with 3 years’ experience. Clean abstract and first aid required. Send resumé to: dispatch@rossagri.ca


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BUSINESS KEEPS BUILDING AT HAUSER HOME HARDWARE Battle River Power Coop is a cooperative electric utility in Central Alberta supplying electricity to about 8700 rural members. We have a staff of about 51 employees engaged in all aspects of power distribution from installation to maintenance to billing, all administered from the same office near Camrose, Alberta.

IT Assistant (Maternity Leave)

IT Assistant will provide support and assistance to the IT Manager in the day-to-day maintenance and security of the IT System. General Summary: o Assist in evaluating and prioritizing incoming work order requests o Handle problem recognition, research, isolation, resolution, and follow-up for routine user problems o Consult with support to explain software errors or to recommend changes to programs o Contact Software and Hardware Vendors to request service regarding defective products o General understanding of problem resolution on printers, mail machines, folding machine, plotter o Work with IT Manager with new system facilitation, current system enhancements o Perform daily, weekly, and monthly backups as required Qualifications: o One (1) year certificate from college or technical school o One (1) to two (2) years’ related experience and/or training o Equivalent combination of education and experience o Good judgement and problem-solving skills o Excellent organization and time management skills o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both in verbal and written Hours of Operation: Hours of operation are generally 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Salary and Benefits: Battle River Power Coop offers a competitive salary, attractive benefits and a positive work environment. The starting salary for this position will be based upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Applications: Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and current resumé via email or to address below by June 18, 2021, at 4:00 pm. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your resumé to: Battle River Power Coop Attention: Human Resources Box 1420, Camrose, AB T4V 1X3 Fax: 780-672-7969 Email: valerie.king@brpower.coop

Fielding & Company LLP is now welcoming applications for a full time

Receptionist

An ideal candidate will possess experience working in an office setting, and thrives upon working in a fastpaced environment. Reception responsibilities include greeting clients and visitors, answering, screening and forwarding incoming calls, scheduling appointments for clients, processing account payments, processing incoming and outgoing mail, making deliveries, and office supply monitoring. The successful applicant will demonstrate: • A high level of professionalism and confidentiality • Strong multitasking skills and ability to prioritize tasks • Attention to detail • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Fielding & Company LLP provides a competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package, including dental, that is 100% paid for by employer. All applications will be held in confidence. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Apply with resumé no later than June 10, 2021 to Cheryl Smith by email at cheryl@fieldingco.com or mail to 100, 4918-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S3

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6115-48 Avenue, Camrose

Delivery Truck/Picker Operator We’ve expanded our delivery fleet. We need an experienced delivery driver, minimum Class 3. Air certification desirable. Capable of heavy lifting and excellence in customer service is a must. If you have at least 3 years’ driving history and a clean driver abstract, you may be right for us and us for you. Experience operating a picker crane & hoist is beneficial.

Receiving Warehouse We need energetic people in good physical condition. Lifting involved. Attention to detail and accuracy, at all times, are our priorities. We welcome your application! 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

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

Part Time Driver to do deliveries to Calgary in a 2018 refrigerated 5-ton truck. Approximately 18 hours per week on Wednesday and Thursday. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and move pallets with a pallet jack. Experience driving in city traffic with multiple stops and a good driver’s abstract is required. Equal opportunity employer. Fax resumé to 780-672-9984 or email employment@sunworksfarm.com Great position for a semi-retired person. This is a year-round position, 52 weeks per year.

Stolen truck recovered by police June 2

A female reported to Camrose Police Service that she had been sexually assaulted by a male in Edmonton. She had agreed to go on a date with the male after meeting him on a dating app. Police are assisting the Edmonton Police Service with the investigation. Police received a 911 call regarding a collision between a bicycle and a vehicle in the Duggan Mall parking lot. The cyclist was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment. Police are investigating the collision and it is believed that the bicycle did not have adequate brakes, which was a contributing factor. Police attended St. Mary’s Hospital with an aggressive male who wanted to see a doctor and wanted to be admitted. The situation was mediated by police.

BIRTHS To Melissa

and Brandon McGuigan, of Bawlf, a daughter on May 25. To Mickenzie Auigbelle and Tristan Hawkins, of Camrose, a son on May 29. To Fe and Karl Quijote, of Camrose, a daughter on May 31.

DEATHS Br ia n G or don

Hamilton, of Wabamun, on May 27, at 50 years of age. K en net h A la n Vassberg, of Bawlf, formerly of Camrose, on May 27, at 60 years of age. D a le Wi l l i a m Schaffler, of Camrose, on May 29, at 78 years of age. Vernice “ Verne” Leone (nee Christianson) Brekstad, of Camrose, formerly of Holden, at 71 years of age. Louis Paul Gaumont, of Sherwood Park, formerly of Tofield, on May 31, at 38 years of age. Thomas Ralph Feser, of Camrose, on June 2, at 79 years of age.


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With camping season here, I decided to take a pole and found out that 100 percent of campers in tents became angry when the tent collapsed. I’ve started to do lunges to get in shape. I know, it’s a big step forward. My wife described something as “puce”. I thought it was a word she made up. Turns out it’s a colour. Women are living life on a whole different level than the rest of us.

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Graphic Artist Job Description: • create eye-catching ads for our weekly publication • design brochures, business stationery and a variety of promotional pieces • develop and maintain websites • assist in other tasks as required (filing, etc.) • in-house position

Qualifications - minimum Grade 12 - creative design skills, artistic eye - competency in typing - proficiency in the use of the English language, including: spelling, grammar and punctuation - generally knowledgeable on computers, preferably Mac - knowledge of programming languages (HTML, Javascript, CSS) preferred - experience with Google Admin, Adobe Creative Suite or Affinity design programs - helpful to have familiarity with printing standards

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- strong work ethic - team mindset - good time-management skills - reliable and punctual - positive attitude - able to multi-task, ability to work in a deadlinedriven environment - technologically savvy - eye for detail This is a permanent position which includes extended health benefits.

Please apply with resumé to: Pat Horton Camrose Booster Ltd. 4925-48 St., Camrose, AB T4V 1L7 email: ads@camrosebooster.com

Central Agencies Home of the Week

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Someone broke into my house last night. Out of all the things he could have stolen, he took my limbo stick. Seriously, how low can you go. It was a sad and disappointing day when I discovered my Universal Remote Control does not, in fact, control the universe. Not even remotely. There are two things that test a marriage: 1. Having kids. 2. Parking a holiday trailer. So a neighbour knocked on my front door at 3:00 a.m. Yes, that’s right, 3:00 in the morning! Luckily, I was already up playing the bagpipes. As soon as COVID restrictions are lifted, I’m having a bunch of people over to look at their phones, if you want to come by. You only need two fix-it things in life: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn’t, use duct tape. I heard the word “icy” is easy to spell. Now that I look at it, I see why. When my wife realized I had replaced our bed with a trampoline, she hit the roof! At any given time, the urge to sing, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is just a whim away, a whim away, a whim away, a whim away. There are two kinds of people. The ones who pack six days before a trip, and the ones who wake up on the day of the trip and realize they need to do a load of laundry. And they marry each other. The cashier told me, “Strip down, facing me.” By the time I realized she meant my debit card, it was too late. Did you ever believe that you’d live to see the day when a security guard was taking the temperature of a doctor?

By Lori Larsen

This dream property between Camrose and Wetaskiwin on Highway 611 has it all. A stunning custom home, almost 20 acres of land and outbuildings galore The property is one of a kind with lots of room to roam, privacy created by a buffer of trees, and a little lake literally within walking distance. Heated sidewalks lead up to the front entrance, which is highlighted by a welcoming red door with a sitting area where you can greet your guests. Once inside the impressive home, you will find beautiful oak wood trim, hickory hardwood, custom tile flooring and artistically presented ceilings. The large living area has an entire oak feature wall with fireplace which makes it the perfect place to cozy up. Leading off the living area is the large formal dining room where plenty of family can gather for special occasions. The country kitchen provides tons of cabinets and space in which to prepare huge meals while gazing out the windows at your own piece of paradise. The main floor features a home office

Sascha Dressler with custom-built oak cabinets, a spacious laundry area and a sewing or hobby room. The master bedroom retreat has vaulted ceilings, french doors leading to a patio, a massive walk-in closet and a fabulous five-piece en suite including a corner soaker tub, double sinks and enclosed shower. The vaulted upper loft area has two bedrooms, and the basement includes recent renovations to a very large family room and three-piece bathroom. An attached double garage has heated epoxy flooring with floor drain. Now let’s talk the exterior. Underground power leads to a variety of outbuildings, three of which are heated. A 68’ x 240’ metal building (your future riding arena) with 32’ x 18’ one-piece hydraulic doors, two quonsets (one heated) and two more heated shops (one with wash bay as well as office and lunch area) make for endless possibilities. This amazing acreage and home, located at 221070 Highway 611, is priced at $1,240,000 and must be seen to be believed, with so many extras. For a personal viewing, contact Sascha Dressler at:

Central Agencies Realty 4870-51 Street, Camrose 780-672-4495 or 780-781-8242 Cell

Camping: The art of spending a small fortune to live like a homeless person. I wrote a song about tortillas. Well, it’s not really a song. It’s more of a wrap. After three weeks, hours of back-breaking labour, $140 in seeds and supplies, and daily watering, we’re only three to four weeks away from enjoying a single 25¢ vegetable from our garden! What kind of clothing do attorneys wear to work? Law suits. A woman in labour suddenly shouted, “Shouldn’t! Wouldn’t! Couldn’t! Didn’t! Can’t!” “Don’t worry,” said the doctor. “Those are just contractions.” What did the left eye say to the right eye? Between you and me, something smells. Why do cows have no toes? Because they are lack toes intolerant. It was a quiet morning in September 2053, when John awoke and had to go to the bathroom. To John, this wasn’t just any ordinary day! This was the day that he would open the last package of toilet paper that his parents bought in 2020. When I was a kid, my parents would say, “Excuse my French” after they said a swear word. I will never forget the day at school when my teacher asked if any of us knew any French. I’m writing a book about hurricanes and tornadoes. It’s only a draft at the moment. I may be crazy, but at least I have each other.


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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.

#100, 4870-51 Street, Camrose ~ 780-672-4495

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CAMROSE HOMES

WOW! GORGEOUS WALKOUT BUNGALOW, AWESOME 34’x30’ GARAGE, OVERLOOKING LAKE … Absolutely perfect! Custom quality build. Awesome deck/patio, maintenance-free yard. Views, lifestyle, it’s perfect! Asking $949,000 A1109558

NEW PR ICE!

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! Now only $739,000 A1080211

TERRIFIC VALLEYVIEW BUNGALOW … Paved, gated RV space. 4 bdrm., 3 baths. Open concept layout w/really amazing bsmt. design! Asking $444,900 A1104940

UPDATED 1416 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW on oversized lot close to Mirror Lake! Asking $309,900 A1069302

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

CUTE 3-BDRM. … 3 level split w/extra garage space in college area. Welcome home! Asking $254,000 A1108559

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

GREAT HOME, PERFECT LOCATION! … backing park, green space. Everything you need, 4 bdrm., 3 baths, great yard, htd. garage, a/c! Awesome maintenance free deck! Asking $414,900 A1105918 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

GRAND TRUNK LANDING Upgraded top floor condo. 2 bdrm., 2 baths. Underground parking, west facing balcony. Asking $314,500 A1108044

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

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

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

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

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

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BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME, AWESOME CULDE-SAC LOCATION ~ CENTURY MEADOWS! WOW! It just sparkles! Spacious 1793 sq. ft. 5-bdrm. home. Exceptional property, awesome location. Be sure to view! Asking $369,900 A1116128

TERRIFIC 5-BDRM. HOME … backing onto park, playground space! Eat-in kitchen, spacious LR, FR. Room for everyone! Asking $359,900 A1111745

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

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

VINTAGE BUNGALOW IN AUGUSTANA AREA 5 bdrm. 1851 sq. ft., potential mother-in-law suite. 2 garages, close to amenities. Asking $259,000 A1096124

BEAUTIFUL VALLEYVIEW DUPLEX – Both sides available! Great floor plan. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, cozy FP. By parks, valley walking trails. Asking $252,500 A1089160

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

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

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

OUT OF TOWN CUTE 3-BDRM. HOME across from OLMP School Asking $199,900 A1092767

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ACREAGES

NEW NORWAY … RENOVATED, MOVE-IN READY BUNGALOW! Asking $145,000 A1109567

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

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

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

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

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

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

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40’x60’ QUALITY BUILT SHOP on 1.36 acres in Camrose. Asking $585,000 A1113895

Beautiful Walkout Bungalows by Battle River Homes

WOW! PERFECT HIDEAWAY, RED DEER LAKE! … Secluded log cabin with treed yard, amazing setting. 2 garages, organic gardens. A must see! Asking $519,000 A1103950

EXCEPTIONAL 2572 SQ. FT. HOME 19.99+/– acres right on pavement, w/multiple outbuildings! Asking $1,240,000 A1075576 142 +/– ACRES EAST OF CAMROSE and one km north on Range Road 180. Asking $454,900 A1096135

~ Park ~ ~ Lake, Trails ~ ~ Quality ~ ~ Craftsmanship ~ ~ Finished w/elegance ~ Lakeside walkouts available!

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

AMAZING COUNTRY LIFESTYLE, ENERGY EFF. Asking $629,000 A1024270 GREAT FLEXIBLITY IN MAYERTHORPE Over 23 acres along Hwy 43 Asking $230,000 CA0168666 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. Asking $124,900 A1097125

www.realtor.ca A couple more terrific family properties conscientiously designed and carefully built by

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

SOLD

Asking $459,900 A1077093

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

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

IN ONE WORD ~ “WOW”! …

New build • Awesome master Bonus room • Triple garage

NEW NORWAY Fully finished newer 4-bdrm. bi-level. Asking $269,000 A1080911

NEW ADULT COMMUNITY

Awesome Community

WALKOUT LAKE ESTATES! • 1248 sq. ft. • Superb deck, patio • Dev. bsmt. • Landscaped Asking $528,162 A1032894

NEW PR ICE!

BEAUTIFUL 3-BDRM. TOWNHOUSE CONDO – by parks and schools! Exc. design! Vaulted ceilings, bright windows, private entrance. Awesome lifestyle, call now! Now only $172,900 A1097341

R EDUCED !

GREAT OPPORTUNITY for intensive farming operation, or someone who needs lots of indoor and outdoor storage space, on hwy! Asking $550,000 A1075322

RECREATIONAL/ACREAGE

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Lake views !

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

SOUTH VIEW LOT IN SPARTAN ESTATES! Asking $50,000 CA0183063

MULTI-FAMILY 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!

2-BDRM. CONDO W/GARAGE! By schools, city centre! Vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring. Private entrance. Great investment or starter! Asking $174,900 A1106356

THIS COULD BE THE ONE! 1357 sq. ft., 2 bdrm., 1.5 storey w/24’x22’ htd. garage. Asking $159,000 A1113023

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

BEAUTIFUL VALLEYVIEW DUPLEX – Both sides available! Great floor plan. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, cozy FP. By parks, valley walking trails. Asking $505,000 A1089197

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

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

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

EXC. BUSINESS/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY, ZONED M1 … 10,000 sq. ft. + 2nd floor mezzanine, offices. Three titled bays, 14’x16’ doors. Easy customer access. Call now! Asking $1,149,000 A1107557

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

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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

SOLD

SOLD LISTING !

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

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

COZY 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

OVERLOOKING JUBILEE PARK Top floor 2-bdrm., 2 bath condo. Asking $299,900 A1104476

NEW PR ICE!

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 $377,500 A1102238

BEAUTIFUL VALLEYVIEW DUPLEX – Both sides available! Great floor plan. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, cozy FP. By parks, valley walking trails. Asking $252,500 A1089150

SOLD

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

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