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Alberta, along with much of the rest of Canada, broke record temperatures on June 29. According to national weather agency’s website 38 communities throughout Alberta broke previous record highs for June 29. The warm weather stuck around for Canada Day, causing some cancellations and rethinking of Canada Day celebrations. But soaring temperatures didn’t stop New Norway from celebrating Canada Day in red and white style. The parade, which began at 10:30 when temperatures were still gaining momentum, marched around the town to the delight of spectators. See inside story on page 3 for details and tips to stay well during hot days.
Colson Fankhanel of New Norway and Emily Congdon of Bashaw were prepared to keep cool. Colson donned a tank top and sun hat and Emily donned a sundress and sunglasses. Shade courtesy of mom’s umbrella chair.
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Ten-year-old Lyla Enarson, left, and 11-year-old brother Scott, middle, joined their ‘super cool’ grandmother, Jean Enarson, for a refreshing spray-down by members of the New Norway Fire Department.
Cover story: Staying safe while keeping cool on summer days. . . . . . . .
BRCF awards grant to Flagstaff Food Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flagstaff emergency services ratifies agreement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baling good hay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Staying safe while keeping cool on warm summer days By Lori Larsen
The month of June finished with heap loads of heat as records for temperatures were broken all over the province. According to Environment Canada, over 49 municipalities set new records for heat. Taking the lead in record breaking was the Jasper area, which experienced a new record of 41.2˚C, beating the 2008 record of 33.6˚. In Camrose area, the new record on June 29 was 35.2˚C, beating the old record set in 2003 of 31.9˚C. While it is true that we often wait over nine months for some warm weather, the extreme heat is a bit overboard and brings with it inherit concerns and dangers beginning with heatstroke. The symptoms of heat stroke or exhaustion include: high body temperature; altered mental state or behavior (confusion, agitation, slurred
speech, irritability); alteration in sweating (often you will feel hot and dry to the touch); nausea and vomiting; flushed skin; rapid breathing; racing heart rate; and headache. To avoid heat stroke: • Wear loosefitting, lightweight clothing. • Protect against sunburn with a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least 15 SPF. • Drink plenty of fluids. • Take extra precautions with certain medications. • Never leave anyone in a parked car (including pets). • Take it easy during the hottest parts of the day, • Get acclimated by limiting time spent working or exercising in heat until you’re conditioned to it. • Be cautious if you’re at increased risk. • Stay indoors where possible in cool areas of the home.
• Close windows and shades or curtains to keep your home cool. Another concern when temperatures rise is the threat of wildfires, so residents are reminded to heed all fire advisories and restrictions. Currently, Camrose County has a fire advisory in effect for the entire County. The following applies. Existing fire permits and fireworks permits remain valid (subject to suspension or cancellation). New fire and fireworks permits will continue to be issued. Under the advisory, the following are still allowed: safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire rings), backyards, or random camping areas; charcoal briquettes; portable propane fire pits, gas or propane stoves and barbecues; and catalytic or infraredstyle heaters. The County also advises that Off-Highway Vehi-
cles can start wildfires, so users are asked to frequently check to ensure hot spots are free of debris, and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly. “Burn barrels and fire pits should be located away from buildings and three metres away from other combustible material,” explained Camrose County Protective Services Sergeant and director of Emergency Management Mike Kuzio. “Always ensure your burn barrel has proper ventilation and is covered with a screen, and never leave your burning barrel or fire pit unattended.” Kuzio also advised, where possible, ensure your property has adequate emergency vehicle access and an on-site emergency water supply, such as a pond, creek, lake or a tank. “If an on-site emergency water supply is not an option, ensure you have shovels, rakes, garden hoses and sprinklers
to assist in suppressing a fire.” When camping, it is essential (when fire bans are not in effect) to ensure your campfire is completely extinguished. Soak it with water, stir it and then soak it again until it is cool to the touch. The recent drowning of a 13-year-old female at By-the-Lake Park in Wetaskiwin is a reminder to everyone to use extreme caution around waterbodies and pools. Kuzio reminds all residents to be water wise and offers the following tips on staying safe when swimming or playing around any open water. • Life jackets are always recommended, especially for children. “Always wear a life jacket,” advised Kuzio, “Even if you are an experienced swimmer. And ensure that there is responsible adult supervision when children are swimming.” Continued on page 7
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New Norway parade Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster
Parade watchers lined streets in New Norway on July 1, during the New Norway Canada Day parade. The parade got underway at 10:30 and lasted approximately 30 minutes, including a turn-around and repeat trip. Photo to left: Proud to fly the Canadian colours, pictured left to right, are nine-year-old Autumn and Crystal Rondeau, Celeste Mitchell, Dianne, Bob, and five-year-old Henley Rondeau and two-year-old Casey (the dog).
The RCMP, Camrose County Protective Services and New Norway Fire Department led the charge, getting the parade underway.
Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Above: The parade featured a variety of vintage automobiles like the one driven by 11-year-old Scott Enarson’s (pictured here) uncle. What’s a rural parade without a couple antique tractors? New Norway School Spartan mascot led the crowd in a cheer. A unique little army-type vehicle, a semi decked out for summer and New Norway and District Recreation Association represented by youth were just a few of the entries partaking in the parade.
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BRCF awards grant to Flagstaff Food Bank Submitted
The Battle River Community Foundation awarded grants totalling $15,800 to the Flagstaff Food Bank. The grants are from three different sources. $5,800 was awarded from income from the BrickerDrever Fund, a fund that allows the donor to recommend annual grants recipients, and from funds donated for the support of the Flagstaff Food Bank. Of the grant, $10,000 was awarded from the Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Early in the pandemic, the Foundation Board allocated $100,000 from discretionary funds to be available on application to charities facing unexpected costs as a result of the effects of COVID-19. The Flagstaff Food Bank was one of the first recipients of grants from this fund.
The Battle River Community Foundation exists to support charitable organizations in East Central Alberta, which benefit the local communities and have a positive impact on the future. Grants from the Battle River Community Foundation are primarily made possible through the generosity of individual donors and organizations that have created endowment funds. The principal of these endowment funds are kept intact and the income is made available annually to support local projects and organizations. Since it was founded in 1995, the Battle River Community Foundation has granted over $7,250,000 to support charitable activities in the Battle River Region.
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Flagstaff emergency services ratifies agreement By Murray Green
The Flagstaff Regional Emergency Services Society (FRESS) announced its formal ratification at the inaugural meeting on June 15. At the meeting, Village of Lougheed Mayor Debra Smith and Division 6 councillor of Flagstaff County Erik Skoberg were confirmed as president and vice president, respectively. “This is a proud moment for the Flagstaff region. It is the result of years of commitment and contribution by a number of people, including elected officials, CAOs and fire chiefs,” said president Smith. The Flagstaff region has a long history of working collaboratively in emergency services, and the concept of an independent and collective emergency services governing entity has been discussed over a period of time. The plan produced recommendations for the implementation of a regional fire service through a society-based model. This year, the Emergency Services Committee com-
menced work on a master agreement which will facilitate a staged transition to the Society assuming control of all fire services. In addition, the committee proceeded with the recruitment of a regional manager as outlined in the business plan. FRESS confirmed their selection of Mr. Derek Homme as the regional manager, Emergency Services. Homme possesses more than 25 years of progressive business management leadership experience in the private industrial emergency services sector, combined with 15 years’ experience as a volunteer firefighter. He will officially start on July 5. “While this is indeed a significant milestone for the Flagstaff Regional Emergency Services Society and all residents of the region, there remains considerable work to be done with all invested partners to get to the final transition stage of a regional fires services structure,” said Smith.
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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster The eared grebe is identifiable by its thin bill, red eye and, in the summer months, the golden wisps that fan out from its cheeks. Research indicates they use their large, fleshy tongue to crush prey against the palate in order to squeeze out water.
It took over 40 years and the use of new-age technology to identify the victim of a 1977 homicide, and for the family of Gordon Edwin Sanderson (of Edmonton) to receive some information on what had happened to him. The Alberta RCMP Missing Person Unit (MPU) and the Historical Homicide Unit (HHU) conducted a lengthy investigation into the homicide of an unidentified male found in April 1977 in a septic tank on an abandoned farm near Tofield. In October 2017, the National DNA program began allowing investigators the ability to obtain DNA from people who have a missing family member for potential match against unidentif ied human remains on the DNA index, which offered hope for investigators on the case. In 2019, Alberta RCMP MPU sent a partial DNA profile from the 1977 unidentified human remains that had been developed in 2012 to be compared to this new Canadian DNA database, unfortunately without success. It took the emerging field of Genetic Genealogy to provide a break in this case. In 2020, Alberta RCMP MPU and the OCME sent biological samples to Othram Labs of Woodlands, Texas, in the hopes that a full DNA profile suitable for analysis could be developed. Othram was successful in developing a DNA profile and then searched the profile against public DNA databanks. As a result, they were able to develop a “family tree”, with a number of possible relatives to the unidentified remains. Further investigations by the Alberta RCMP MPU and with the assistance of those identified relatives, the Alberta RCMP were able to obtain familial DNA samples that were then sent for forensic testing in August 2020. In October 2020, Alberta RCMP MPU received confirmation that the familial DNA was a match to the 1977 now identified human remains of Sanderson, who would have been approximately 25 years old at the time of his death. Alberta RCMP is seeking anyone to whom they may not have already spoken, who may have spoken to Gordon Sanderson before his death, or may have information regarding this homicide. Please contact the Tofield RCMP Detachment at 780-6623353 or your local police. You can also reach the Alberta RCMP Historical Homicide Unit via email to RCMP/KHHU-KHHU. GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
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Summer safety tips Continued from page 3
Camrose County Protective Services Sergeant and director of Emergency Management Mike Kuzio offers more tips to keep swimmers safe in and around open water. • Never leave a child alone in or near the water. • Make sure children swim in supervised or designated areas. • Never let a child swim during a storm or when there is lightning. • Make sure children know the depth of the water. • Avoid swimming at alone and at night. • Swimming and alcohol never mix. Alcohol can impair judgment and slow reaction time, both of which will increase the risk of serious injury and death. • Only swim where it is safe to do so–stay away from areas where there is a lot of boat traffic and don’t swim in rivers, where fast-moving water is extremely dangerous and currents are hard to gauge. • Swim only at designated beaches that are monitored for biological, chemical and physical hazards. Look for posted signs at designated beach areas. • Avoid swallowing river, stream or lake water. • Do not swim in water that looks stagnant, muddy or smells unpleasant. Do not swim in irrigation canals or dugouts. • Prevent broken skin from directly contacting recreational water. • If possible, wash your hands and rinse off your body after swimming or wading in lakes, streams or rivers.
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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Signs warning of the risks and advising users to be cautious are posted at various recreational sites around the County in an effort to ensure people stay safe while enjoying outdoor activities.
Kuzio warned swimmers not to swim or wade (or allow your pets to swim or wade) in any areas where blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is visible or where swimmer’s itch may be present. On a final note, Kuzio suggested everyone should carry or have with them a first aid kit and phone number for emergency services. Summer is the time to be out and enjoying fun activities. Beat the heat wisely by following the above simple suggestions. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Murray Green, Camrose Booster Camrose County and Align Builders have started construction on a new regional fire hall east of Ferintosh. On hand for the launch were, from left, Protective Services manager Mike Kuzio, municipal intern Chris Willms, Ferintosh Fire Chief Brett Robertson, Edberg Mayor Ian Daykin, Edberg Fire Chief Jon Rosland, County Reeve Cindy Trautman, New Norway Deputy Fire Chief Klayton Krangnes and New Norway Lt. Jakkie Stotz. The new fire hall is expected to be completed in mid-November.
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Baling good hay is important By Murray Green
Hay fields and timely baling should be done to cater to the livestock that will be eating it. Checking nutritional value of your hay can be measured including the protein content, which can help determine how much hay to feed to your animals and also gives you an idea of your hay’s monetary value. As a general rule of thumb, grass hay is best for horses–alfalfa or other legume hay can be an excellent feed to mix with grass hay for animals that need more protein. Alfalfa is also a good winter feed because heat is created by digestion of protein, so a horse can keep warmer on a cold night. For cattle, it is recommended to mix alfalfa with grass hay, rather than relying exclusively on alfalfa hay. Alfalfa hay is often recommended for dairy cattle, but may not be a good fit for beef cattle, since it can lead to bloat. Legume hay is another nutritious option for cattle, since it’s high in protein. A mix of grass hay and alfalfa is ideal for goats, but a good alfalfa hay is preferred for lactating goats. Second cut hay is always better for your goats than first cut. Sheep, like goats, prefer fine, leafy hay and will not eat coarse hay. Immature grass hay or leafy alfalfa is usually the best feed for sheep. Mature sheep can get by on good-quality grass hay, but lambs do better with a legume–harvested while still growing so that it has finer stems. Grow i ng qua lity hay requires a lot of patience and help from the weatherman.
Yellow hue Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster This year’s canola crop is showing it’s colour a bit early and the wildlife are taking full advantage of the cover it provides, as seen by this whitetail buck deer who is still sporting velvet antlers. Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Farmers in the County are baling hay a little earlier this year, which could mean, weather permitting, a good second cut.