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Vol. LXIX, No. 42 

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September 14, 2021


City of Camrose Recreation and Culture manager Tanya Pattullo, left, and Recreation Program coordinator Christine McCord take photographs of the finished pieces painted on panels in the underpass.

Colour the


The City of Camrose Arts and Culture department found a brilliant way to showcase talent in Camrose, while adding beauty to the new 48 Avenue pedestrian underpass. Colour the Underpass is a City-led community-driven project, welcoming artists of all ages and backgrounds, skills and experience to paint one of 50 panels located the length (both sides) of the underpass. The project kicked off on September 11 and 12, and soon the once grey walls took on a life of art and story-telling.


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Who Can I Count On? . . . . . . . . 6 Sign Up Now . . . . . . . . . . 8 and 9 Out and About . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 City of Camrose . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Election 2021 . . . . . . . . . 16 to 20 On the Road . . . . . . . . . 21 to 23 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . 24 and 25 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . 28 to 30 Central Agencies Realty Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 31 and 32

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Just Sayin’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Camrose Fire Department remembers 9/11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ask the Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 City Council discusses the feasibility of transit service . . . . . . 22 Annual Terry Fox Run offers cancer hope. . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Chamber holds virtual forum for federal candidates. . . . . . . . . . 30

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The City hopes to continue the project, encouraging even more local artists, individuals or groups, to come forward and add art and colour to the community.

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Council remuneration approved By Lori Larsen

During the September 7 regular council meeting, council approved amendments to the Mayor and Councillor Remuneration Policy, specifically adjusting the base salary for the City of Camrose mayor to $59,794 (double that of councillors) and for City of Camrose councillors to $29,897, for the year 2022. The current salaries for mayor are $62,534.78 and for councillors $21,633.50. Councillor Wayne Throndson commented, “I am pleased with the councillor allocation, but I am concerned about the amount allocated to the mayor (which was presented in the report at $80,564). This approach is a salary for a full-time position and, in my opinion, it is probably not or shouldn’t be a full-time position.” Throndson recommended instead that the mayor’s salary be twice that

of the proposed 2022 councillor salary of $29,897. “Granted, that would be at a slight deduction (from the current salary of $62,534.78), at roughly $60,000,” noted Throndson. “The formula set for councillors will still be used and just double that for mayor.” City of Camrose manager Malcolm Boyd explained the rationale behind the amount of remuneration for the mayor as presented in the report “I looked at the eight comparable municipalities and I took the direction of the previous council meeting and reduced those by 25 per cent. There was also a comment made at the last meeting (by councillors), that council wasn’t sure if the same rationale applied to the mayor. So I removed that 25 per cent reduction from the mayor based on that comment. “But administration is open to the desire of coun-

cil for setting that amount (mayor salary).” Boyd added that at council’s recommendation of a salary of $59,794 for the City of Camrose mayor, it would remain as the lowest paid mayor out of the comparators, which includes: Leduc County, City of Leduc, Camrose County, City of Spruce Grove, City of Fort Saskatchewan, Town of Stony Plain, City of Lacombe and City of Wetaskiwin. Other amendments to the policy included: removal of the Citizens Committee to review and recommend council remuneration; the addition of comparator municipalities to use for calculating the 50th percentile; adjustments for costs of items for benefits; and reducing the councillor salaries by 25 per cent in order to account for eight councillors as opposed to the typical six councillors that other municipalities of similar size have.

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Three-to-one odds

Heard any good news lately? That’s not a trick question. I’ve been reading stuff that says we need three positives to counteract the impact of one negative thing in our lives. One of the researchers is Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, a positivity researcher at the University of North Carolina. She says that for every heart-wrenching negative emotional experience you go through, you need to experience at least three heartfelt positive emotional experiences that uplift you. Given the environment around us these days, that is going to take a bit of effort! ***

Tough times. We’re living in hard times with the pandemic. It’s hard to stay positive with difficult new challenges most of us have never faced before. Plus, it doesn’t look like things are getting better any time soon. That’s added to all the pressures we had before the virus. Those pressures did not go away. Some of those pre-virus pressures even got worse. Some days, it’s hard to find a gleam of light or something to smile or laugh about. Hard-wired for negative. There’s another reason that creating three positives for every negative is going to take a bit of effort. We are hard-wired to look for the negative. As Rick Hanson says, “The brain is like Velcro for negative experiences, but Teflon for positive ones.” Flashback: I once did a presentation in which participants were asked to evaluate the speaker. Eighty participants wrote evaluations. Of those 80 evaluations, one was negative. That negative one was the only one I remembered. Yep, we’re hard-wired to focus on the negative. Why is that? Well, it’s probably a survival thing. Our brains are wired to look for danger. Good things are nice and all that, but our brains are set up to look for things that could harm us. That brain characteristic might be trying to protect us–even save our lives–but it doesn’t make us feel positive. So, what can we control? Okay, there are things beyond our control. But what can we control? Our words and actions. Adam Miller, author of Creating Your Best Life, says, “In order to flourish, whether in a marriage, at work or in any other type of environment, you need three positive comments or interactions for every one negative.” We can choose to use “three positives for every negative” in our words and actions with the people in our lives. Since I read that, I’ve been paying more attention to what I choose to speak about with others. Even if it’s a difficult topic, I’m conscious of attempting to use positive language and to be kind in those challenging conversations. People. We can be intentional about the kind of people with whom we choose to spend time. As much as we possibly can, we can choose to be with happy people and positive experiences. The more challenges and the more scary news to which we’re exposed, the more we need to seek out positive messages and connections. I remember having a friend who only ever talked about her unhappiness. Being with her always left me feeling drained. I didn’t exactly remove her from my life, but decided I just wouldn’t initiate contact with her. Gradually, over time, we stopped seeing each other. That was a good thing. Positive messages don’t have to be from people who are close. A British Medical Journal report says a happy friend who lives within about a mile of you can raise your odds of being cheerful by about 25 per cent. The happiness of a friend of a friend boosts your chances by about 10 per cent and the happiness of a friend of a friend of a friend lifts your cheerfulness by about five per cent. To flip it around, the more we choose to be upbeat in our interactions with others, the more we contribute to their happiness and (no doubt) the more they will appreciate contact with us. That we can control.

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Thank you for Kick it to the Curb. A belated thank you for putting on Kick it to the Curb–such a good way to make sure things get used instead of being thrown away. Please continue twice a year as you have been doing, as it gives a chance to put out things you forgot to put out the first time. Margaret Elizabeth Bagdan, Camrose Second class

This federal election, some men are telling women how to contribute by doing paid work. That still devalues the role at home. Women’s liberation is not supposed to do that. To liberate slaves, we took them from the position of unpaid abused servant. However, farm work itself was not the enemy and can be a noble career. Ending discrimination based on colour, nationality or sexual orientation does not require people stop being that color, nationality or sexual orientation. They are not liberated from it, but from our bias against it. When we treat taking care of children as lesser, we are not really liberating women. The role has dignity whoever does it. It is important in the economy. Any plan for women to all leave home and put children in daycare is no liberation—the care role was never the enemy. A

national childcare plan should value care of a child period, even when done at home. Beverley Smith, Calgary Remember Lougheed

Tim Belec’s letter of August 24, “Remembering Lougheed” also brought back memories for me. My late parents and two sisters spent countless hours volunteering for the Lougheed and Getty governments. A brother-in-law, in his spare time, voluntarily flew the government plane for them and Tim may have been on some of his flights. Lougheed’s energy minister, Bill Dickie, was a brother-in-law of one of my uncles. Our family and friends proudly supported them for collecting proper royalties, taxes, and healthcare premiums and running this province properly. Looking after the well-being of all Albertans was their mandate. Then along came Ralph Klein, whose family our family had known since the early 1960s, bringing with him Reform Party polices of privatization, slashing taxes and royalties, while looking after their rich friends, and it’s been one disaster after another. The MLAs whom I had gotten to know were furious with Klein for destroying what they stood for. Even his father Phil and daughter Angie tried to help us vote

him out. Ignorant Albertans wouldn’t let us. Former premier Don Getty told me in 2003, that inviting Liberal Ralph Klein into the conservative party was the dumbest thing he had ever done, and I certainly agreed. Like Klein, Jason Kenney, another Liberal turned Reformer, was never a true conservative and Albertan have seen what a disaster he is. Albertans want him gone and Rachel Notley reinstated, and those of us from the world of finance agree knowing that we have got to get back to the Lougheed levels of collecting proper corporate taxes and royalties, and that’s exactly what Notley was trying to do. Let’s hope Albertans have seen enough of these phony conservatives, Reformers and won’t elect Jason Kenney’s buddy Erin O’Toole, who in true Reform Party fashion, has promised to gut our public healthcare system to force Canadians into an American-style healthcare system. One of my American cousins says it best: “For God’s sake, don’t let anyone destroy your public healthcare system. Trust me, you don’t want ours.” Alan K. Spiller, formerly of Camrose


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25 Years Ago This Week – from Sept. 17, 1996 edition • City council approved the purchase of the CFCW building at 6220-48 Avenue for use by the Camrose Police Service and Camrose and District Support Services. Cost of purchasing, renovating, and furnishing the 15,666 square foot building is estimated to be $1,725,927. City manager Gary Gibeault informed council that based on current growth rates of one or two percent per year, the CFCW building would meet police needs for 25 plus years. • Hal Strudwick, Sears agent in Camrose, presented a cheque for $1,000 to Mike Shea, the Executive Director of St. Mary’s Hospital. For every copy of Canadian Living Family Cookbook sold, Sears donated $2.00 to children’s charities across Canada. The money will be put to good use in the hospital’s pediatric unit. • At the September board meeting, Camrose and District Social Services (CDSS) approved nearly $5,000 in Special Projects Grants for a number of community organizations, including the Rose City Residential Support Society, Changing Ways, Bashaw Valley Lodge, Senior Centre, Boys and Girls Club, ECCASAT, Home Support, CADVAC and the Women’s Shelter.

50 Years Ago This Week – from Sept. 14, 1971 edition • Camrose Lutheran College received permission from City Council to erect a sculpture on the boulevard just south of 48 Avenue on 50 Street. The sculpture was to consist of free standing sheet metal forms, including trees, to represent Jubilee Park and figures of Vikings, symbolic of the cultural origins of CLC (Now Augustana). The Vikings are currently huddled obscurely amongst some overgrown shrubbery, on the Northwest corner of the Faith and Life Building on the Augustana Campus. • Camrose Bootery was presented with the CFCW trophy for the best local commercial entry in the Camrose Fair Parade. Bob Jones, owner/ manager of the Bootery gave credit for the float to two members of his staff, Joyce Chant and Theresa Nichols. • A three-session cooking school for young home makers will be sponsored by The Alberta Department of Agriculture, under the direction of Mrs. Jean Heie, District Home Economist. • CFCW’s Bill Magee hosted Football Review on Tuesday evenings. The program featured coverage of the Alberta Small College Athletic Conference, spotlighting our own Camrose Lutheran Junior College Team.

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AUGUSTANA EXTENDS OUR DEEPEST APPRECIATION AND WELCOMES the following supporters who created new awards over the past year. It was a Banner Year!


Ashley Bolivar & Lindsay Urkow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Henderson Memorial Entrance Award Augustana Science Faculty & Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Mohr Service Award Canadian Horizontal Drilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Canadian Horizontal Drilling Award in Environmental Science Darryl and Dyann Schultz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Darryl and Dyann Schultz Family Augustana Bursary James Kariuki & Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Professor James Keffa Kariuki Award Joe and Barb Stolee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe and Barb Stolee Family Award Marilyn Murray & the Class of 1969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Augustana Class of 1969 Bursary Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation Bursary Rotary Club of Camrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Taylor Service Above Self Memorial Award Various donors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Augustana Faculty Bursary Endowment Veronica Probst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veronica Probst Award in Music THANK YOU to the following individuals, businesses and organizations that have committed to the Community Awards Program for the 2021/22 academic year. We are SO VERY grateful for the continued support of our generous community!


Special thanks to this year’s anniversary donors (highlighted by bold italics) for your long-term commitment to student success at Augustana! Donors $2,000+ Years of Support Alberta Blue Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Anna-Spring Doerfler and Nordic Sports Alumni . . . . . . 8 Augustana Students’ Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Augustana Vikings Hockey Alumni Association . . . . . . . 5 Camrose County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Darryl and Dyann Schultz (new supporter)/Battle River Community Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Gary Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 James Mayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Martinson Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 McIntosh Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Mike Johnston & Vikings Hockey Alumni Association . . 6 Rotary Club of Camrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 TD Canada Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Torskeklubben/Sons of Norway Solglyt Lodge – Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Vision Credit Union Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Zhao Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Donors $1,000 - $1,999 Ashley Bolivar & Lindsay Urkow (new supporters) . . . . . 1 Agriculture Financial Services Corporation . . . . . . . . . 33 Arnold & Susan Malone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ATB Financial (Camrose) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Augustana Faculty English Professors . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Augustana Faculty Philosophy & Religion Professors . . . 7 Border Paving Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Camrose Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Camrose Shooting Sports Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Camrose Sport Development Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Camrose Veterinary Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Canadian Horizontal Drilling (new supporter). . . . . . . . . 1 Centennial Food Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Central Agencies Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Cheryl Van Dusen & Family in honour of Marina Palumbo . . 3 Dee Jay Plumbing and Heating Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Diane Dennis & the Cole Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Annette Hawkins Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Dr. George & Mrs. Elaine Nye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Dr. Roy Wilson Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Electro Tel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Elwyn Grattidge Family/Battle River Community Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Harberg Wood Garnett Radchenko LLP Chartered Professional Accountants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 James Kariuki & Friends (new supporter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Jim and Nora Holmberg Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Kinsmen Club of Camrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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• Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Award • Allen and Rebecca Berger Augustana Scholarship • Alice M. Stolee Award • Andrew and Mina Solheim Memorial Award • Anton and Norma Olson Memorial Award • Arthur Tonn Memorial Award • Augustana 90th Anniversary Award • Augustana Board of Regents Scholarship • Augustana Class of 1969 Bursary (currently building endowment) • Augustana Community Endowment Fund Award • Augustana Faculty Bursary Endowment (currently building endowment) • Betsy Ness Scott Entrance Citation Scholarship • Bill and Berdie Fowler Entrance Award • Bryan Rayment Memorial Scholarship • Camrose Rotary Club Dr. Dunbar Memorial Award • Canadian Summer School in Germany 35th Anniversary Award • CFCW Scholarship • Cindy Ann Haywood Memorial Award in Music • City of Camrose Terry Fox Marathon of Hope Award • Clarence and Thea Magneson Memorial Scholarship • Clarice B. Olafson Award • Claude and Ivy (Elmquist) May Award • David Lynn Bennett Memorial Award • Dianne Precht Memorial Scholarship in Music • Dorothy Clapson Memorial Scholarship • Dorothy Sherwood Memorial Scholarship in Music • Doug and Gail Peterson Award • Dr. Craig W. and Jacqueline D. Norstrom Award • Dr. David W. and Mrs. Darlene C. Dahle Award • Dr. Gerhard and Mrs. Hilda Driedger Scholarship • Dr. Velma Gooch Memorial Award in English Literature • Dr. W.G. (Gibber) and Dorothy Gibson Award • Ed and Alice Peterson Entrance Scholarship • E. F. Marken Memorial Scholarship • Elizabeth “Libby” Brownell Leadership Award • Erik Mygind Memorial Music Scholarship • Ernest Nelson and Ethel Rose Norris Memorial Award • Ernie Felzien Award • Evraz Inc. NA Camrose Works Employees Award • Evraz Inc. NA Camrose Works Supervisors Grain Crop Scholarship • Felix Wiese Memorial Award • Fred and Jean Daley Augustana Bursary • Georg and Lily Moi Memorial Scholarship • Glynne Jones Memorial Award • Gunvor and Erik Mygind Entrance Citation Scholarship • Hanneman Augustana Bursary • Harry and Betty Gaede Music Award • Henry James and Muriel Rieger Memorial Award • Hume Memorial Award • Inanda Hoyme Memorial Scholarship • J.M. (Jake) Jacobsen Memorial Scholarship • Jacquie and Morris Jevne Memorial Award • Janet Ingibergsson Memorial Award • Jeanne Hunter Bursary

• Jevne/ Eng Award in Social Sciences and Humanities • Joe and Barb Stolee Family Award (newly endowed) • John and Juri Spokkeli Memorial Scholarship • John and Valborg Olson Memorial Award • Jonathan Mohr Service Award (currently building endowment) • K. Glen Johnson Award • KEG Patrige Memorial Award • Keith Paton Memorial Scholarship • Kevin Bruce Hall Memorial Scholarship • Laura M. Anderson Augustana Bursary • Libby Ritter Memorial Scholarship • Lloyd B. and Catherine R. McCoomb Award • Lorene (Fabrizius) Pinno Memorial Award • Luther Olson Memorial Award • Margaret L. Rowe Memorial Ski Award • Marie Myrehaug Memorial Award • Marion Murray Walters Memorial Award • Mark Chytracek Leadership Award • Mark Hanson Memorial Award • Mary Neff Memorial Scholarship • Moncrieff Ford Sr. and Moncrieff Ford Jr. Memorial Award for Dedicated Service to Athletics • Muriel M. Bevington Memorial Award • Olga Melsness Loberg Memorial Award • Pastor Karel Lunde Memorial Award • Pepsi-Cola Award • Phil and Doris Anderson Alumni Award • Pioneer Teacher Scholarship (Mrs. Signe Hills Endowment) • Professor Bayard Reesor Political Studies Entrance Scholarship • Professor Murray Lauber Scholarship • Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation Bursary (newly endowed) • Randy Runestad Memorial Award • Rashmi Bale Bursary • Rathnavalu Family Award in Student Leadership • Reg and Marjorie Harris Memorial Scholarship • Reverend Palmer Olson and Reverend Ivar Saugen Chaplaincy Award • Reynolds Carruthers Erwin Scholarship • Richard Peter Walley Memorial Scholarship • Ricoh Canada Inc. Award • Robert Sherwood Memorial Scholarship • Royal Canadian Legion, Camrose Branch #57 Award • Ruth and Jim Herman Augustana Bursary • Scandinavian Studies Award • Sons of Norway (Canada) Award in Scandinavian Studies (Normanna Lodge #595, Wetaskiwin) • Terrin Bourque Memorial Augustana Bursary • The Paul Sills Memorial Entrance Award in Drama • The Right Honourable Don Mazankowski Scholarship • Val Wolski Memorial Award • Verda and J D McNeill Scholarship • Veronica Probst Award in Music (newly endowed) • Viking Cup Hockey Award • Walter A. and Margaret Hiller Scholarship • Wesley James Engen Memorial Award • Wilbert G. Bevington Memorial Award • Zetsen Master Builders Inc. Award

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Minister Luan visit By Lori Larsen

A generous donation of 10 backpacks to the Camrose Women’s Shelter by TELUS will help to ensure the needs of children throughout Camrose and surrounding communities are being met. On August 30, Alberta minister of Community and Social Services Jason Luan, along with assistant deputy minister of Community and Social Services Maryna Korchagina and Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely visited the Camrose Women’s Shelter to present the backpacks. “The Camrose Women’s Shelter would like to thank MLA Lovely for arranging a visit with minister Luan and the donation of backpacks to our Outreach families,” said Camrose Women’s Shelter executive director Nora-Lee Rear. “These backpacks will be given to the many families living in the Camrose constituency for returning to school.” According to MLA Lovely, the backpacks were donated by TELUS to every Constituency office in the province. “I chose to fill a need expressed by the Camrose Women’s Shelter and celebrate the moment with minister Luan, the Shelter’s executive director Nora-Lee Rear and longterm board member (now chair) Judi Beebe.” Lovely said it was also a great opportunity for minister Luan to do a tour of other social services organizations in Camrose, “And meet these incredible people who do so much to help others.” The backpacks will be greatly appreciated, especially by families who may be struggling in these difficult times. “September is a financially difficult month for most parents, and especially for anyone living below or close to the poverty line,” said Rear. “School fees, lunch fees, bus fees, and school supplies all add up and it’s donations like

this that help families get through the tough spots.” The Women’s Shelter does a tremendous job in providing a safe place for women and children during crisis specifically to escape abuse and violence. “Women’s shelters operated by our community partners have a critical role in keeping women and children safe from domestic abuse,” said minister Luan. “In addition to providing a safe place to stay for families fleeing abuse, shelter workers also provide important community supports such as risk assessments, safety plans and educating local residents on the devastating impacts of domestic violence and how to build healthy relationships. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a concerning rise in incidents of domestic violence, and shelters like the Camrose Women’s Shelter continue to lead the way in protecting vulnerable people. Community and Social Services will continue to encourage Camrose Women’s Shelter to expand their community outreach.” Rear added, “The past year and a half has been really difficult on kids as they’ve adjusted to going to school online, wearing masks, and possibly dealing with the violence in their homes 100 per cent of the time. Sometimes school or other activities can provide some form of a break or role model healthy relationships for kids, but this year has taken all that away. Truthfully, the violence is escalating, and I’m afraid for the shadow pandemic that is emerging in our rural communities.” Luan indicated that the province maintained approximately $51.3 million in funding for women’s shelters in the 2021 budget. “We allocated an additional $5 million to help shelters respond to the impacts of the pandemic to make sure they could still deliver safe and accessible supports. Service providers and com-

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster

The Camrose Women’s Shelter was the recipient of backpacks donated by TELUS and presented by the Alberta Community and Social Services minister Jason Luan on August 30. Pictured left to right are Alberta Community and Social Services assistant deputy minister Maryna Korchagina, Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely, Alberta Community and Social Services minister Jason Luan, Camrose Women’s Shelter board chair Judi Beebe and Camrose Women’s Shelter executive director Nora-Lee Rear.

munity organizations have stepped up, adapted and modified their services to continue helping anyone experiencing domestic violence, with ongoing government support.” Along with government support and funding, donations, such as the backpacks, enable organizations like the Women’s Shelter to continue to provide for the very vulnerable within our communities. “Alberta’s government recognizes that we continue to experience high rates of domestic violence,”

said Luan. “Our government recently implemented Alberta version of Clare’s Law, which allows people at risk of domestic violence to apply for information on an intimate partner’s previous history of domestic violence or other relevant acts. This new tool will help people make an informed choice about a potentially dangerous intimate relationship. Clare’s Law is part of the our plan to prevent domestic violence before it occurs, and empower those who may be at risk. “We will continue to

meet and work with our shelter partners to make sure Albertans experiencing or at risk of violence are getting the support they need,” remarked Luan. During his visit to Camrose on August 30, minister Luan visited the Camrose Open Door Association, Camrose Women’s Shelter, Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS), Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Directions for Wellness and Camrose and District Support Services (CDSS). “Minister Luan was able to meet with a very large number of stakeholders who provide valuable service in our constituency and beyond,” said MLA Lovely. “Given the minister’s background in social work, he was able to relate well to the people and the work that is performed to help others in our community.” The generosity of businesses, service clubs and individuals ensures that support remains available and does not go unnoticed by the organizations that provide those services to those in need. While government funding and programs are vital, community rallying together is also invaluable.

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Kodiaks focus on home opening game By Murray Green

The Camrose Kodiaks split a pair of games with the Sherwood Park Crusaders in exhibition play. Camrose won 3-1 in Sherwood Park with goals recorded from Robert Kincaid, Michael Lovsin and Mathieu Gautier. Netminder Jackson Fellner stopped 24 of 25 shots directed his way in the Camrose cage. The Kodiaks counted 17 shots on goal. The Crusaders came with their top crew to Cam-

rose and skated away with a 7-0 victory. Justen Maric turned away 15 of 19 shots, and Logan Willcott stopped six of nine shots in the Camrose net during the rough outing. The Kodiaks were doubled 6-3 by the Spruce Grove Saints 6-3 on September 8. The difference was the 3-0 start the Saints racked up before the Kodiaks played even with them. Carson Whyte started the scoring for Camrose in the middle frame. Then Cal-


ROSE CITY CURLING CLUB! Rose City Curling Club is under new management! Hello! My name is Kiren Scorah and I am excited to announce that the 2021/2022 curling season is almost here! I am overjoyed to have been given this opportunity within the Camrose community. For the last couple of seasons, I have been on the ice working hard to keep it at a competitive level, and now I would like to introduce you to some special opportunities to look forward to this winter. My goal for the year and moving forward is to bring new curlers to our sport. In my opinion, there is no better time than right now to become a curler and join some of the amazing events we are proud to host, such as our monthly Curl Jams and a golf and curling hybrid day called the Swing and Sweep! Additionally, we are building a robust new junior program for the youth in our community, so they too can learn the exciting competition of curling.



Previously called the Camrose Curling Academy, our new Junior program aims to teach the more technical skills of curling in an environment that is fun and promotes lifelong friends and teammates. The sessions begin with a warm-up to practice the curling slide and balance. Players will then play a curling game and this will evolve into a curling league with fixed teams for the last half of the season.


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Join us and Clubhouse Virtual Golf in our second ever Swing and Sweep! Where else can you go to play curling and golf on the same day? Last year, we had an absolute blast with this event and we hope to see more of you here to enjoy a weekend of golf, curling, drinks and a good time!

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lum Gau and Cash Regan added single markers in the third period. Willcott stopped 20 of 26 shots in the Camrose cage, while the Kodiaks totalled 32 shots on goal. Camrose opens the Alberta Junior Hockey League regular season on September 17 and 18 with two games against the south division rival

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Okotoks Oilers. This year marks the start of the 25th season for the Kodiaks in Camrose. Local singer/songwriter Travis Dolter will be performing on September 17 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Camrose Recreation Centre and will sing the national anthem at the Kodiaks game to open the season.

Camrose heads to Drumheller for a September 24 game and to Olds for a September 25 game. The Kodiaks play against Fort McMurray on September 30 and Grand Prairie on October 1 in the AJHL Showcase series. Home games begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Canadian political scientist Laurie Adkin recently made some disturbing arguments about the assault on higher education and how provincial governments have steadily reduced the amount they contribute to universities. Prior to the 1980s, around 81 per cent of Alberta universities’ operating revenues were covered by Tim Parker, government funding. Clearly, Psychology, governments used to think University of Alberta that university education was Augustana Campus a public good and not simply a drain on their budget. When the UCP inflicted its cuts on the University of Alberta, the figure was 47 per cent. As governments have steadily reduced their contributions, universities will struggle to operate. Unsurprisingly, increased tuition fees, which have occurred in response to the UCP cuts, are unpopular and make a minimal impact. However, corporations have been steadily salivating over the prospect of being able to contribute funds, and thus gain control and influence over the activities of the universities. This situation is dangerous for the public good. Often, corporate donations come with strings attached, including company-named buildings, and even preventing “inconvenient” research activities. Reductions of government funding have mostly eliminated certain kinds of research, particularly in the independent testing of drugs. For example, when provinces funded universities for the public good, researchers could choose what to research and what to publish. If researchers wanted to test the effect of an experimental drug, they could and Big Pharma had to accept the independent testing that was going on. The public was well served, because the actual findings could be published–positive or negative. This was true not only of provincial governments in Canada, but also in well-funded universities around the world. The situation today is much different. As university funding across the world has been steadily reduced, Big Pharma has been quick to take advantage. When a research department in a drug company develops a drug, the current common practice is to send the drug to a testing department in the same company. In this situation, like the fox actively investigating the hen house, much could go wrong. Corporations eagerly welcome the prospects of being able to do their own testing, a situation not only made possible, but invited by governments as they continued to reduce funding. This lack of credible oversight is a serious matter. Consider a company that develops a new drug and needs to test it. Suppose it starts 12 different tests of this drug, with 12 different groups of volunteers. Now, after three weeks, suppose 10 of these studies show some clearly negative results–one is neutral and one shows some positive results. At this point, the drug company can simply stop the 10 negative studies and continue only the single positive study. Later, it will report positive results from its testing. However, there is no requirement for the company to divulge the results of the other 11 studies, or indeed, to even admit that they performed these other studies. Now, how do you feel about that latest drug? Its approval could certainly have been based on only the research that the Big Pharma company was willing to report, even though other trials showed negative results. This is the huge advantage that Big Pharma enjoys because universities don’t have the government funding to perform independent testing of new drugs. All drugs should be required to go through the rigorous testing and independent review that has been applied to the recent COVID-19 vaccines. Indeed, Big Pharma actively discourages this kind of independent research for obvious reasons. Take one important example. If you search the neuroscience literature for articles studying the effects of illegal drugs on behaviour and on the brain, you will find tens of thousands of articles. Now, perform the same search, but this time look for articles reporting studies on the efficacy and side effects of legal drugs for mental disorders, and you will find there are many fewer articles published. Governments that defund universities, empower Big Pharma and, consequently, harm the public good.

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Bamford concert moved to November By Murray Green

The Fuel Good Community Concert in support of the Gord Bamford Foundation has been moved to November 20. Wild Rose Co-operative Association, in partnership with Peavey Mart, Kubota and Camrose Chrysler, made the difficult decision to postpone the concert from September 25 to November 20, to be held at the Camrose Regional Exhibition (CRE). The current COVID-19 uncertainty in the Province of Alberta and the health and safety of ticket holders, volunteers, entertainers and event organizers are the top priorities. All tickets purchased for the show will roll over to the new date. Due to the charitable nature of the event, no ticket refunds will be processed at this time. Wild Rose Co-op has partnered with the Gord Bamford Foundation for Fuel Good Day on September 21, where they will be donating seven cents per litre and $1 from every Co-operative Coffee and Big Cool sales purchased that day to the Foundation.

Camrose community groups are encouraged to apply to the Foundation for funding. Wild Rose Co-op and the Gord Bamford Foundation invites everyone to fuel up and come and enjoy the activities at the downtown and eastside gas bars. The Bamford concert, with special guests Blake Reid and Maddison Krebs, is an event to compliment Fuel Good Day and funds raised through the concert will also be donated through the Gord Bamford Foundation to the Camrose community. The Foundation is passionate about supporting youth and providing funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. In the 14 years of operation, the Foundation has generated over $4.2 million and supported more than 63 worthwhile children’s charities, which has impacted more than 700,000 children. Camrose community groups can apply for funding at www.gordbamford

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BUT NOW IT’S ON DEVICES, NOT IN DIRECTORIES Every business in Camrose, one source

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Scaring off the crows in Downtown Camrose

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Downtown Camrose is keeping the crows at bay with an assortment of delightful scarecrows courtesy of some creative businesses and organizations.

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Murder mystery play at Bailey By Murray Green

Everyone likes a good murder mystery, especially after a year without a live drama performance in Camrose. Local theatre group Infinite Imagination Traveling Theatre presents Evelyn Strange by Stewart Lemoine for five shows at the Bailey Theatre from October 1 to 9. The play is directed by Mike Hicks of Infinite Imagination. “We are going to perform the play in a style of decopunk. Most people are familiar with steampunk, which features coppers and leather. Decopunk is more silvers and greys mixed with past and future aspects,” explained Mike. Decopunk, also known as coalpunk, is a recent subset of dieselpunk, centered around the art deco and Streamline Moderne art styles, and is based on the cities of New York, Chicago and Boston around the period between the 1920s and 1950s. “We pre-filmed the crime scene in a shadow. The actors will be on stage live, while the crime

scene is projected on the screen for the audience. That is one of the creative things we have gone with. We want a mystery, but we have a fun aspect to it,” shared Mike. The cast includes Evelyn Strange played by Alexandra Lepage; Nina Ferrer played by Sonja Gould; Perry Spangler played by Daniel Kosak; and Lewis Hake played by Cole Olesen. Gould is known for making commercials, Kosak is a writer and Olesen, a local guy, directed the last Infinite Imagination production Rainbow Bar and Grille. “I’m really excited about this production because it is different than everything we have done before. I hope the audience gets excited about this play as well. I wanted to add steampunk, but never had an opportunity before. It is like Shakespeare, you can move it to different time periods. This play was designed for the ’50s, but we will have more of a ’40s theme,” said Mike. Bailey Lassesen is in charge of costumes/hair/

makeup and Ashlee Prevost-Rookes is the stage manager. The murder mystery story features Perry Spangler, who encounters a young woman with amnesia. They soon discover, in the man’s coat she is wearing, a gun and a notepad with strange and cryptic writing on the pages. While trying to find someone to decipher the writing and figure out who Evelyn Strange is, they learn that Perry’s boss was murdered the previous night in the park and is somehow connected to Evelyn, his coworker Lewis and the boss’s wife Nina Ferrer. “Everyone on our crew and cast is vaccinated and ready to entertain people again. We are excited to have live theatre again.” The opening show will be on October 1 as a show only. The following Friday (October 8) will be a show-only production as well. All show times are at 7:30 p.m. Dinner shows will be held on October 2, 3 and 9, with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Battle River has the talent By Murray Green

September continues to be a busy month at the Bailey Theatre. The Battle River’s Got Talent Performers’ Showcase arrives on Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m. Over the summer, applicants submitted talent videos and the Bailey

will be hosting the finalists on stage. The Bailey Buckaroos are back with a Classic Country Music Extravaganza. Special guests are featured each month with performances at the Bailey Theatre. The next show is on Sunday, September 26 at

2 p.m. The second concert will be a spooky one on Sunday, October 31 at 2 p.m. Although the Evelyn Strange play begins on October 1, it is a live performance that shouldn’t be missed. It is a murder mystery with options for dinner shows.

Shiplett offers country music show By Murray Green

The Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre is bringing in a great country music show with JJ Shiplett as the featured artist. His rugged and raspy voice is well suited for his style of music. He performed on the Big Valley Jamboree stage, and now you can get a more personal view of his music on Friday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. This Alberta-born singer-songwriter and performer has had success with his debut album Something To Believe In. Shiplett’s show displays his musical creativ-

ity, and celebrates his honest lyricism backed by his powerful and unique voice. If magic is what you want, magician Sheldon Casavant returns to the Lougheed Centre on Sunday, September 19 for a 2 p.m. show. To create a more intimate, but safe environment, this performance has been moved outdoors to allow for as many viewers as possible. Bring your lawn chairs and snacks for the show at the Camrose and District Centennial Museum on the south lawn. You don’t need tickets to enjoy this free perfor-

mance that’s open to the entire community. You can enjoy the Jill Barber show in the comfortable seats at the Lougheed Centre on Friday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. She is a three-time Juno award nominated singer-songwriter with an unforgettable voice. Once it is heard, it is never forgotten. Her cr itica lly acclaimed repertoire spans a transformative spectrum from folk, to vocal jazz, to pop, and includes songs in both French and English.



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Municipal election

Remembering and honouring

By Lori Larsen

On October 18, eligible voters of the City of Camrose will be heading to the polls to vote in the municipal election. Voters can cast votes for City of Camrose mayor and eight councillors for a four-year term. Currently, the following people have filed their intention to run in the City election. For the position of mayor, the candidates are: incumbent Max Lindstrand and incumbent PJ Stasko. For the positions of councillor, the candidates are: Lucas Banack, Larissa Berlin, Lana Broker, Tom Calhoun, Julie Girard, Agnes Hoveland, DJ Ilg, Doug MacKay, Joy-Anne Murphy, Don Rosland, Wyatt Tanton, Robbyn Thompson and Geoffrey Ryan Turnquist. Voters will be required to show proof of identity and current residence. For more details on what qualifies as proof of identity and residence, visit the City of Camrose website at In an effort to keep all residents/voters and volunteers safe and reduce the possible spread of COVID-19, advance voting opportunities have been increased and are located in a larger facility to reduce the numbers of voters at any voting station at a given time. The Advance Voting station will be located at the former Augustana Gym at the Recreation Centre to provide more layout room. Any resident may vote at an Advance Voting opportunity. Advance Voting will be held on the following dates: • October 8, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. • October 13, from 1 until 7 p.m. • October 14, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. • October 15, from 1 until 7 p.m. • October 16, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Special (mail-in) Ballots are also available to eligible voters who are unable to make it to an Advance Vote or Election Day (Monday, October 18) voting station because they are: physically incapacitated; absent from the local jurisdiction (City of Camrose); an election worker, candidate, official agent or scrutineer who may be located on Election Day at a voting station other than that for the voter’s place of residence. Application for a special ballot may be made by any one of the following methods: in writing, by email, telephone, fax or in person at City Hall. A “Request for Special Ballot Package Application” is available online on the City of Camrose website or by contacting the Returning Officer, Kim Isaak, at or at 780-678-3027. Special (mail-in) Ballot packages will be available starting Tuesday, September 28. Completed Special (mail-in) Ballots must be received by the Returning Officer (5204-50 Avenue) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15 in order to be counted. Special (mail-in) Ballots will not be accepted at Advance Vote or Election Day Stations. For more information on the process for Special (mailin) Ballots, visit the City of Camrose website at www. Voting stations will be set up at designated times on October 18 at the following institutions (for residents of that facility only): • Deer Meadows • Brookside • Faith House • Viewpoint • Rosealta • Rosehaven • Louise Jensen • Bethany Meadows • Seasons Election Day Voting Stations (for general public) will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 18 at the following locations: Mirror Lake Centre (5415-49 Avenue); Community Centre Field House (4516-54 Street), Norsemen Inn (6505-48 Avenue) and CRE (4250 Exhibition Drive). The City of Camrose will be offering free bus service to and from the Norsemen Inn, Mirror Lake Centre and the Community Centre Fieldhouse voting stations for voters, particularly with transportation concerns. “More details will follow on the bus service,” said City of Camrose returning officer/deputy manager Kim Isaak. “The City will not be offering the free bus service to the CRE, because it is a bit too far to include in the hourly route. “We would like to encourage individuals who do have their own transportation to go out to the CRE as we will have more voting tabulators at that location, which may make it a faster voting location.” Elections for local school boards, Battle River Regional Division No. 31 and Elk Island Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 41, occur on the same day as the City of Camrose. Visit the City of Camrose website at for complete details on the October 18 election.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose Fire Department Honour Guard, Sergeant of Arms firefighter Len Chartrand ran a ceremonial bell to commemorate the beginning and end of firefighters’ shifts. By Lori Larsen

Saturday, September 11 marked the 20th anniversary honouring the 2,977 lives lost, the sacrifices made, and the changes our world underwent as the result of the horrific acts of terrorists. On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m., the shatter of the north tower of the World Trade Centre

who risked everything to help those who may have otherwise perished. Regular citizens, volunteers and all emergency service personnel never gave a second thought to the peril in which they put their own lives in order to save others. An estimated 17,400 people had been in the Twin Towers that fateful morning, of which approxi-

emony held on Saturday, September 11 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m., members of the Camrose Fire Department and honourary guests paid a somber tribute to the lives and those who gave their lives during the 9/11 attacks. “On September 11, 2001, 20 years ago, we saw the tragedy unfold in New York City as the Twin Towers were hit resulting in the loss of many lives, including 343 firefighters,” noted Camrose Fire Chief Peter Krich. “Saturday, September 11, 2021 was a time when the world’s communities recognized and honoured the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible.” In a symbolic gesture of support, Camrose Fire Department Chief Peter Krich and Deputy Chief Joe Mah placed firefighters’ helmets on a table in honour of all the fallen firefighters. “The members of the Camrose Fire Department, led by our Honour Guard,

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose Fire Department Chief Peter Krich, right, and Deputy Chief Joe Mah placed helmets on a table in honour of all fallen firefighters.

in New York City that was struck by a jetliner at the control of terrorists, was felt around the world. In honour of all those who lost their lives and all those forever impacted, memorials have been set up at the original World Trade Centre site in New York City, at the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Out of the dust settling around the events of that day came a flood of heroes:

mately 87 per cent were safely evacuated thanks to the courage and heroic efforts of New York City police officers, Port Authority police officers and New York (area) firefighters. But the losses to the brethren of emergency services was heavy, with 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers making the ultimate sacrifice and losing their lives. During a solemn cer-

held a special memorial service at the Fire Station to remember those who were “Lost but not forgotten” with a special Bell Ceremony and prayer.” It is because of the dedication of these incredibly selfless people (for the most part, volunteers) that we are able to feel a sense of security in our own community. Thank you for answering the call.

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NOTICE OF NOMINATION DAY Local Authorities Election Act (Section 26) LOCAL JURISDICTION: CITY OF CAMROSE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is Monday, September 20, 2021 and that nominations for the election of candidates for the following offices will be received at the CITY OF CAMROSE CITY HALL, within the period beginning on January 1, 2021 and ending on 12:00 noon on Nomination Day. Office(s)

Number of Vacancies

Mayor Councillor

One (1) Eight (8)

Location: City of Camrose City Hall, Committee Room 126 5204-50 Avenue Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 Dated at the City of Camrose in the Province of Alberta, this 31st day of August, 2021. Kim Isaak, Returning Officer The Returning Officer will not accept any nomination papers sent by mail, fax, or email. Nomination Papers may be picked up at City Hall during regular office hours (5204-50 Avenue, Camrose), or are available online at

City of Camrose

Unidirectional Flushing

Why the City of Camrose is implementing the Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) Program: 1. To maintain and improve the City’s water quality. 2. To improve water flow and pressure in the water distribution system. 3. To reduce bacterial growth, restore disinfectant residual, and improve water colour. 4. Unidirectional Flushing uses 40% less water than traditional flushing programs due to increased water velocity. 5. In addition to scouring the water pipes, the UDF Program also gives the City the opportunity to check, exercise, and maintain all water valves and hydrants. This year’s UDF program began August 5, 2021, starting with Zone A (in Area 1) and will continue for 2-3 months. Water service should not be disrupted during the flushing process. There may be a slight drop in pressure or a presence of discolouration in the water from the minerals and sediments being flushed from the pipes. If a discolouration is noticed, please turn the tap off for 15 minutes and flush from your bathtub tap until the water is clear. If there are any questions or concerns in regards to the Unidirectional Flushing Program please feel free to contact Charles Klak at the City of Camrose Engineering Department at 780-672-4428.

For additional information, please visit the City of Camrose website at

Screen test at mobile clinic throughout province By Murray Green

September marks the 30th anniversary of Alberta Health Services (AHS) screen test mobile mammography. Screen Test Mobile is a service provided by AHS as part of the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program. Staffed by a team of technologists, the two 53-foot mobile screening units are clinics on wheels.

A HS continually strives to help reduce barriers to healthcare by providing free breast cancer screening where women live. The mobile units visit 120 rural and remote communities across Alberta, including 26 Indigenous communities, to offer high quality digital screening mammograms that consistently meet or exceed national standards.

Since launching the mobile mammography service in 1991, Screen Test has completed more than 308,500 screening mammograms (breast x-rays) and found 1,845 cases of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women and the second leading cause of female cancer deaths in Alberta. The good news: having

regular screening mammograms is the best way to find breast cancer early, before there are symptoms and when treatment may work better. Remember, breast cancer screening is for people who may feel healthy and have no symptoms. If you’re 50 to 74 years of age, you are encouraged to make screening mammograms part of your reg-

ular health routine. Get screened every two years or as decided by you and your healthcare provider. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions or concerns about your breast health. Visit to learn more and to see when the mobile units are coming to a community near you.

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with Canada's Conservatives

"It's been an honour to fight for you, Battle River-Crowfoot, and Alberta each day since being elected. In this election the contrast is clear, Conservatives can get Canada back on track. A vote for Conservatives is a vote to Secure the Future." Find out more at Authorized by the Official Agent for Damien Kurek

Kurek fights for Battle River-Crowfoot

Notice of Nomination Day Local Authorities Election Act (Section 26) Local Jurisdiction: The Battle River School Division, Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is Monday, September 20, 2021 and that nominations for the election of candidates for the following offices will be received at the location of the local jurisdiction office set out below within the period beginning on January 1, 2021 and ending at 12:00 noon on Nomination Day. Office(s)

Number of Vacancies


Public School Trustee, City of Camrose


Ward 1

Public School Trustee, Beaver County


Ward 2

Public School Trustee, Camrose County


Ward 3

Public School Trustee, Flagstaff County


Ward 4

Location (Address) of Local Jurisdiction Office: Battle River School Division 5402 48A Avenue, Camrose, Alberta DATED at the Battle River School Division of Camrose, Alberta, in the Province of Alberta, this first day of September, 2021. Imogene Walsh, Secretary-Treasurer Returning Officer




Shelley Charchun for Catholic School Board Trustee

• My focus will be to listen to students, parents, school councils, staff and community members • I will support Catholic education in Alberta and in our community • I will advocate for excelle excellent faith-based education programming that maximizes the potential of every stu student • I am familiar with thi this community and have an apprecia appreciation of its unique educational needs • I am a mother of thre three children • I have volunteered in both Catholic schools in Camrose fo for the past 18 years • My family an and I are active in our local pparish

Vote for a fresh, new perspective on October 18!

Questions for federal candidates Briefly describe your background and why you agreed to be a candidate. How do you plan on involving residents in the decision making processes within Battle River-Crowfoot? What are some of the most important issues/challenges regarding Canada on the national stage? How would you promote manufacturing growth within our country, instead of relying on countries such as China to make products for us? How would you and your party tackle the massive debt Canada has and balance the budget in the future? Canadians need to address climate change, but carbon tax isn’t working. What would you and your party do to tackle the problem before it is too late? Nine out of 10 Canadians want a universal pharmacare and better health care. What would you and your party do to give Canadians access to medicines and care they need? The top five issues of importance for Albertans don’t overlap with the top five issues for other Canadians. What would you or your party do to be heard by all Canadians? By Murray Green and that our economy can sible, balancing the budDamien Kurek is rep- once again grow. Plus, it get within a decade, and resenting the Conserva- is clear that the tired and providing transparency in tive Party, which has the corrupt Trudeau Liberals Canada’s finances. This chance of forming a new need to go, and Conserva- also includes addressing federal government. tives are the only party the rising rate of inflation “It has been a huge positioned to do that. that is increasing the cost honour to serve as the Con“In Canada’s recovery of everything, something servative MP for Battle plan, we have a clearly out- we are committed to do,” River-Crowfoot over the lined plan to secure domestic said Kurek. last two years, fighting for supply chains for essential “Conservatives are East Central Alberta, good committed to securing our governance, and the rural environment, while repealvalues we represent. From ing the Liberals’ Carbon my experience before politax and working collaboratics to my time in office, tively with industry and I am equipped and ready provinces to solve the envito keep fighting to secure ronmental challenges we the future for Battle Riverface. The Trudeau Liberals Crowfoot,” Kurek said. have an Ottawa-centered, “Over the course of heavy-handed approach the last two years, I have that drives up costs for ensured that constitueveryone and punishes ents are engaged in every Canadians. Conservatives aspect of my role as an MP are committed to working and am committed to conwith provinces, encouragtinuing that. Further, with ing innovation, recognizCOVID restrictions changing our world-leading enviing the way we communironmental standards and Damien Kurek cate, I have been creative introducing creative soluin ensuring that folks here goods, something that has tions to those challenges,” are involved in every way been highlighted because of shared Kurek. possible. Plus, as has been the pandemic. This includes “Conservatives are possible, I’ve been trav- medical supplies and all committed to ensuring that elling to every corner of aspects of Canadian manu- the federal government this constituency, connect- facturing. We also need to works collaboratively with ing with folks in person. ensure that as a trading provinces to address the Then, and this is the key, I nation, we do so with reli- current gaps in our health have made sure those per- able partners, decreasing care system. This includes spectives are heard in the our dependence on China,” treating mental health and House of Commons,” added explained Kurek. the serious issue it is, and “Fiscal restraint is we are committed to douKurek. “Canadians are frus- key, and while support was bling the federal health trated, divided and looking needed during the unprec- transfer to provinces. Also, for leadership that gets our edented nature of the COV- this includes addressing nation back on track. In ID-19 pandemic, we need Canadians who do not curthe midst of the challenges to ensure that the long- rently have prescription we face, Conservatives are term monetary situation of coverage. We will pioneer a proposing a comprehensive our nation is secure. Lib- responsible approach that plan that provides leader- erals have spent without allows those who need it ship for Canada’s recovery. regard to the consequences to receive coverage while We also need to ensure and have nearly doubled not imposing on provincial that rural Alberta is stood our national debt. Canada’s jurisdiction and not allowup for, that ethics and good Conservatives are commit- ing costs to balloon out of governance are restored, ted to being fiscally respon- control,” Kurek said.

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Ratushniak fights for better health By Murray Green

Local Authorities Election Act (Article 26)

Région scolaire francophone du Centre-Nord, Province de l’Alberta Avis est donné par la présente que le jour de candidatures est fixé au 20 septembre 2021 et que les noms des candidats à élire aux postes suivants pourront être soumis au Bureau central du Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord au cours de la période commençant le 1er janvier 2021 et se terminant à midi le jour de déclaration des candidatures. Nombre de postes vacants


Subdivision électorale

Conseiller catholique (séparé)


Edmonton (1)

Conseiller public


Edmonton (1)

Conseiller catholique (séparé)


Extérieur d’Edmonton (2)

Conseiller public


Extérieur d’Edmonton (2)

Adresse du Bureau central du Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord: Bureau 322, 8627 91 rue NO Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3N1 Pour plus d’informations:

Notice of Nomination Day Local Authorities Election Act (Section 26) NOTICE is hereby given that NOMINATION DAY is Monday, September 20, 2021 and that nominations for the

election of candidates for the following offices will be received at the location of the local jurisdiction office set out below within the period beginning on Jan. 1, 2021 and ending at 12 p.m. (noon) on Nomination Day: ONE trustee for the City of Camrose; ONE trustee for the Town of Vegreville; ONE trustee for the City of Fort Saskatchewan; FOUR trustees for the Hamlet of Sherwood Park Location of Local Jurisdiction Office: Elk Island Catholic Separate Schools Division 310 Broadview Road Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 1A4 Dated at the Central Office of Elk Island Catholic School Division, in the Province of Alberta, this 16th Day of August, 2021. Tracy Leigh, Returning Officer Candidate Information: To assist Catholic school trustee candidates to prepare for the October 18, 2021 election, Elk Island Catholic Schools has created an information page at

Tonya Ratushniak is representing the New Democratic Party in the federal election. “As a mental health professional, this has been an incredibly hard 18 months for my patients and my peers. This has shown me that it is time for our community to have a new voice. The NDP prioritizes many of the same values that I do. “I am a registered psychiatric nurse and mental health therapist who works at St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose. I presently serve as the president of the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA). I am also on the board that writes the national exam for psychiatric nurses, as well as the exam guide. I am often invited to speak at universities and schools because I am so passionate about mental health. I was the mayor of New Norway for a term. I have been on the board of CDSS, a volunteer firefighter and have had many opportunities to volunteer at school and community events. I am the mother of three wonderful young men and have been married to my husband for 24 years,” shared Ratushniak. “I believe that a healthy democracy is maintained by having alternative viewpoints heard. This belief is what has brought me to run as a candidate in our upcoming federal election,” she added. “An MP represents everyone in their district, not only those who voted for them. It is important to participate in local events with as much diversity as possible, not simply follow a Twitter feed,” suggested Ratushniak. “Have a solid COVID-19 recovery plan. Jobs, of course, are important, but as a country, we need to be future orientated and think instead about careers. Childcare is the smartest investment we can make in our future and our economy. We should not have to choose between a family or a career. Remove barriers to secondary learning. Protect pensions for everyone and security for seniors. We need to confront

the opioid epidemic and be mindful that mental health might become our next pandemic,” said Ratushniak. “First of all, we need to expand the critical domestic manufacturing capacity and supply chain for auto, aerospace, construction materials, shipbuilding, pharmaceuticals, food sources and personal protective equipment. We need to scale up, train and retain the highly skilled Canadian workforce. All federal projects will require the use of Canadian-made steel, aluminum, lumber, cement and wood,” explained Ratushniak. “I am so glad you asked this question (budget). We need to make the tax system fairer. The federal government loses in excess of $100 billion every year to loopholes and expenditures. Loopholes makes our tax code more complex (3,000-plus pages) so that only the ultra-wealthy and lobbyist understand the legal and accounting maneuvers required to pay little or sometimes zero tax. The wealth of Canada’s billionaires has increased by 78 billion since March 2020, while 5.5 million Canadian workers lost their job. We need a wealth/luxury tax,” she said. “Canada is the only G7 country whose emissions have gone up since the Paris agreement. We can’t let the biggest polluters off the hook. The NDP has set a target of reducing Canada’s emissions by at least 50 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030. Review financial legislation to ensure that federal financial levers and crown corporations are aligned with the goal of netzero. Develop framework for corporate climate accountability,” Ratushniak said. “Pharmacare saves money. Instead of the current provincial patchwork system we have, we would have the buying power of Costco instead of Kim’s Convenience Store. A national pharmacare program means access to necessary medicines, medical devices and treatments. Canadians would not have to choose between the medicine they need and other essentials like food and rent,” said Ratushniak. “Electoral and parliamentary reform would help local citizens be better represented in parliament. Electoral reform is one of the main reasons Canadians believed Trudeau would act on his promise, and then he broke it. If we want different results, we need to make different choices. Conservatives know that they get Alberta votes by default…for decades. The Liberals know it is too much work for not enough gain, to hear Albertans. You have a better choice, an NDP choice.”

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Girvan ready to serve on council

Attention Seniors!

Meet the Candidates… SPEED DATING STYLE! Monday, Sept. 27 1 to 3 p.m. Mirror Lake Centre 4915-49 Avenue, Camrose

We are pleased to host Camrose Municipal Election candidates during a special forum for seniors! This fun, speed-dating format will allow you the opportunity to make a personal connection with each of the participating candidates. Space is limited, so be sure to call to register and reserve your seat today!

CALL 780.672.4131 By Murray Green

John Girvan is a Camrose County candidate in Division 7 (Hay LakesArmena). “Prior to seeking election as the councillor for Division 7, I volunteered to work on the Miquelon Lake Growth Management Plan, which led me to volunteer in 2010 to serve on the Agricultural Service Board and the Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, of which I am the current chair,” said Girvan. “In the community, I have served as the president and past president of the Camrose and District Farmers’ Market Association. I had a successful career with the Alberta government and retired as the head of Epidemiology, Toxicology and Surveillance in 2008. I had thought about running before and agreed to stand for election now, since we are entering a time of change in the County and several of my neighbours and friends encouraged me to run,” he shared. “As the councillor for Division 7, I am open to hear from residents regarding their issues and to represent them at council meetings. I feel I am a good listener and use the WAIT (why am I talking) principle when I speak with customers or spoke with staff. I can apply that experience when listening to residents. “One issue that I feel strongly about is ensuring we manage the ratepayers’ tax dollars through prioritizing budgetary expenditures and projects; and oppose the downloading of costs to the municipalities for rural policing and forgiveness of property taxes to oil companies. These continue to represent budget-

ary challenges for council to try and address with governments, especially going forward,” said Girvan. “Working with the Economic Development Committee, councillors can provide support to attract more value added agricultural and other industrial businesses; and quoting from a popular movie, “If you build it, they will come” and that is what the previous council has done in committing to bringing a reliable source of water to our industrial parks. I feel there are opportunities to explore to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels to produce energy through encouraging solar farms and geothermal conversion of abandoned oil wells. We know it will take time and the time is ‘the sooner the better’,” said Girvan. Fiscal challenges will continue to be an issue for the future council. “We will need to ensure we can deliver programs and services to residents that they need to thrive in the County, like agricultural services, road maintenance, fire suppression and policing and, at the same time, look for efficiencies in the system. “Council has been part of several good decisions in the past term: the relocation and construction of the new seed cleaning plant in the Millang Industrial Park, a regional fire hall serving Edberg, Ferintosh and New Norway, municipal water lines to industrial parks, the Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework, Recreation Service and Fire Service agreements with the City of Camrose, to name a few. What I would like to be part of would be exploring an expansion to a regional water system for residents. The drought this year brought home to


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Questions posed to the Camrose County candidates: • How do you plan on involving residents in the decision-making processes within the County? • What are some of the most important issues/challenges regarding the County that you feel can be addressed through council? • How would you promote growth within the County, particularly bringing industry/ employment to the area? • What are the biggest fiscal challenges in the area, and what do you envision as the best way to address them? • In your opinion, of what decision has council been a part in the past four years that has had the most impact on the County? • What do you cherish most about life in Camrose County? me the importance of a reliable source of domestic water,” said Girvan. “Living in the County, and particu-

larly in Division 7, what I appreciate most are the residents I have come to know and the opportunities we have as residents.”

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Murphy runs for City of Camrose council in October election Questions posed to the City of Camrose mayor and councillor candidates: • How do you plan on involving residents in the decisionmaking processes within the City of Camrose? • What are some of the most important issues/challenges regarding the City of Camrose that you feel can be addressed through council? • How would you promote growth within the City of Camrose, particularly bringing industry/employment to the City? • What are the biggest fiscal challenges in the City of Camrose, and what do you envision as the best way to address them? • In your opinion, of what decision has council been a part in the past four years that has had the most impact on the City of Camrose? • What do you cherish most about life in the City of Camrose? By Lori Larsen

Longtime Camrosian Joy-Anne Murphy is running for City of Camrose council in the upcoming municipal election. Murphy has lived, worked and been an active volunteer in Camrose for 20 years. “I’m a musician and educator who leads community choirs and teaches both privately and at Augustana,” commented Murphy. “I have a strong interest in current events and a passion for contributing to a healthy, thriving community.” Having worked with people of all ages and backgrounds has helped her hone her organizational, planning and communication skills and develop a wide range of perspectives. “I’m committed to making sure that the systems we have in place at the municipal level work effectively for Camrosians to be heard, and creating opportunities for access for anyone who might have barriers. The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association has an initiative called ‘Welcoming and Inclusive Communities’ that I would follow up on.” Murphy said she believes some of the City’s recovery from the impacts of this past year and a half can be addressed through innovative changes. “It’s time to review our Municipal Sustainability Plan (2010) to see if it still suits Camrose’s needs. The proposed Environmental Master Plan could link this

and our other planning documents. Our sourcing for drinking water will also soon be a consideration.” She spoke about the importance of seeking a new and improved police facility and evolving programs and services that best direct policing services. “I would continue to look at rejuvenating Main Street, and continue the move toward improved accessibility throughout the City. Our transit service could include an east-west run on the main highway, and better connection to northern Camrose. I would also love to find a way to provide community access to Edmonton again.” In speaking on future growth, Murphy said, “Business and industry need people, just like communities need employers. Ensuring we continue to have a beautiful and vibrant place where people want to live goes a long way to promoting growth. Camrose can be proud of being a hub for health care and postsecondary education. “Moving forward, we need initiatives that take advantage of that ‘hub’ placement while making us self-sufficient, and strengthening connections with surrounding communities.” With regards to the fiscal challenges faced by the City, she commented, “There has been some provincial legislation that resulted in changes in both municipal authority and funding. Council will need to manage newly limited resources; this means finding ways to plan that are responsible and sustainable in constrained circumstances.” Murphy remarked that the current council has had to deal with a number of curve balls in terms of unexpected costs and circumstances. “The Aquatic Centre renovation, for example, had issues no one would have predicted, that were

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Residents were lined up as soon as the Advance Voting Station on September 10 opened at Mirror Lake Centre for the September 20 federal election.

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McBlain keeps Malibu in the family By Murray Green

Ian McBlain of Camrose owns a classy 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu. “I bought the car when I was 16, and it was my grandfather’s (Thomas) vehicle,” shared Ian. The Malibu holds special meaning for him as he keeps the vehicle in the family. “It was a BC car originally. When my grandfather passed away, I bought it from the estate. I restored it in the ’80s the first time, and then two years ago, I redid some body work again, so it is the second time for a restoration,” explained Ian. “I re-did all of the body work because it had some rust coming back around the vinyl top and things like that. I had some help from Greasy D’s, Damien from Daysland, he did a beautiful job.” The Malibu featured a 307 motor originally. “I have kept that same motor. I overhauled the motor in the ’80s and I upgraded it a bit with 327 heads and added an Elderbrock carb, so I’m running about the same power that a 350 would give me. It has a 350 turbo transmission with a stage 2 shift kit, duel exhaust and headers,” said Ian. Stages 1 to 3 differ by the firmness at which the box changes gear. A stage 2 transmission is a little stronger, and will shift a little harder due to more clutches.


Murray Green, Camrose Booster Ian McBlain still has his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu that he had in high school. He bought his grandfather’s car and has restored it twice over the years to keep it running smooth and looking well.

“I really like the looks of the Chevelle. I also like the ride. We go to Radium just about every year to a car show, and we just get in the car and drive six or seven hours. You don’t have a sore back, it is a very comfortable


The first Malibu was a top-line subseries of the mid-sized Chevrolet Chevelle from 1964 to 1972. Malibus were generally available in a full range of body styles including a four-door sedan, two-door Sport Coupe hardtop, convertible and two-seat station wagon. Interiors were more lavish than lesser 300 and 300 Deluxe models, thanks to patterned cloth and vinyl upholstery (all vinyl in convertibles and station wagons), deep-twist carpeting, deluxe steering wheel and other items. New grilles and rear decks with revised taillights highlighted the 1969 Malibus and other Chevelles. Instrument panels were revised and front seat headrests were now standard equipment due to federal safety mandate. The ignition switch moved from the instrument panel to the steering column and also doubled as a steering wheel lock. The 307 continued as the base V8, but the 327 engines were replaced by new 350 (5.7 L) V8s of 255 and 300 horsepower. GM’s three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, previously only offered on SS-396 Chevelles, was now available on all models with all engines (THM400s were used with the 396), while the THM350 RPO M38 (first introduced with the Camaro and Nova) was phased in with the small blocks optioned.

car to drive and it is lots of fun. I get thumbs up all of the time when I’m cruising. Just a fun car to drive,” said Ian. The Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size car manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet from 1964 to 1983 and since 1997. The Malibu began as a trim-level of the Chevrolet Chevelle. “The car has the original interior and everything, which is dark green. Outside, the original colour was butternut yellow. That colour didn’t do anything for me. I didn’t want to change the interior, so I was on the fence on whether to paint it black or green. I found this green colour (jade green) and I went with it. That is one of the biggest compliments I receive about the car–the colour of it. I decided that I wanted to get away from the usual blacks and reds,” continued Ian. Named after the coastal community of Malibu, California, the Malibu was marketed primarily in North America.

“I remember lots of cruising with this vehicle. I’ll be honest with you, when I bought it at age 16, I didn’t have any intentions of doing what I have done to this car. As time went on, I decided to put more work into it. Now

it has sentimental value to me, I enjoy it and it is a lot of fun. A lot of people don’t hang onto their cars that long. I want to pass it on to someone in my family to keep it going.”

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City Council discusses the feasibility of transit service By Lori Larsen

During the Committee of Whole meeting held on September 7, City of Camrose council discussed the possibility of continuing a Camrose Connector commuter service from Camrose to Edmonton. The Camrose Connector service was a pilot program funded by the provincial government, operated by Red Arrow and administered by the City of Camrose, that ran from September 4, 2018 until March 26 of this year, after which the province announced the funding for the program would no longer be available. Originally, the Connector schedule included three trips per day Monday to Friday from Camrose to various locations in Edmonton. In August 2019, a revised schedule replaced the Tuesday trips for trips on Sunday with a new stop in Hay Lakes. Since the discontinuation of the service, several residents have expressed a desire for the City to investigate a way to reinstate the service, or a similar service, to provide transportation to those who may not have other means to access Edmonton. Mayor Norm Mayer began the discussion saying that he had been considering contacting Red Arrow to determine if there

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were any statistics available on the ridership and cost of the project to see if it was viable to consider running some sot of commuter between Camrose and Edmonton. “It might be premature to think of at this stage in light of what is happening with COVID,” said Mayor Mayer. Councillor Kevin Hycha asked for a synopsis of the project ridership and cost. “I have heard a lot of concern from people disappointed that it (Connector) is not running, especially with Augustana back in full

swing. There is a lot of need for that transportation.” City of Camrose Engineering Services manager Jeremy Enarson replied, “We can only compare with the service we provided, which was five days per week. If it were to be only a one-day-aweek service, obviously the numbers would be significantly different.” Enarson explained that based on a typical month of the Connector operation (22 days on average), the cost to operate the service was just shy of $25,000. “We looked at the cost of running that pilot project, which at that time was

fully subsidized beyond revenues, by the province. Enarson said that typically the bus, during peak times, had around three to four riders per trip. “When it was shut down for COVID and then reopened again, our ridership was only about one rider per trip. “Just to look at a break even, with no subsidy from the province or municipality, we would need about 10 riders per trip.” He added that if a private entity were to consider offering the shuttle service between Camrose and Edmonton, that company may be able to find other ways to optimize that cost. Hycha asked if the pilot project ever saw 10 riders per trip, to which Enarson replied, not for an average trip. “We would see a peak on Friday afternoon when people were heading back to Edmonton, or on Sunday when they were coming back to Camrose.” Hycha inquired as to whether or not administration felt the project was gaining momentum to be able to reach 10 riders (prior to COVID). Enarson said that the ridership was building, but it was difficult to get the ridership up to 10 on a regular basis. Councillor Max Lindstrand commented, “I

recall from experience we had when running the Connector bus, two of the larger groups using that service were the international students and faculty from the University of Alberta Augustana Campus and also seniors with appointments (in Edmonton).” Lindstrand supported the idea of the City exploring the cost of a reduced service. “I think five days a week is not a reasonable level of service due to the current circumstances. We could look at a two-day-aweek service with maybe Mondays and Fridays to begin. Then perhaps the seniors could organize their appointments, and certainly it would service the university students quite well. I think it is something that the community needs.” Councillor Agnes Hoveland remarked, “I recently came across something about the bus service between Canmore and Banff, Southland Transportation. They state that they specialize in bus transportation throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. I was wondering if there is an opportunity to maybe explore this company. I would support looking into something that would provide a connection.” Mayor Mayer suggested a follow-up with possible proposal once the situation with COVID dictates.

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Banack runs for City of Camrose council in October election Questions posed to the City of Camrose mayor and councillor candidates: • How do you plan on involving residents in the decision-making processes within the City of Camrose? • What are some of the most important issues/challenges regarding the City of Camrose that you feel can be addressed through council? • How would you promote growth within the City of Camrose, particularly bringing industry/employment to the City? • What are the biggest fiscal challenges in the City of Camrose, and what do you envision as the best way to address them? • In your opinion, of what decision has council been a part in the past four years that has had the most impact on the City of Camrose? • What do you cherish most about life in the City of Camrose? By Lori Larsen Vikings, Kodiaks or my nephews and nieces at the rink.” Banack said as the City progresses and becomes more diversified, it is vital all members of the community have input. “Whether that’s through online surveys, town hall forums or mail-outs, it’s imperative that we seek the community’s input when making large decisions involving the community.” Looking ahead at some of the concerns facing council, Banack remarked, “There are many issues Longtime Camrosian facing the upcoming counLucas Banack is running cil including replacing for City of Camrose council aging infrastructure, conin the upcoming October 18 tinuing to address the pandemic and supporting local municipal election. Banack, who grew up business through it, and in and around the Cam- recruiting new business to rose area, said Camrose the community.” He commented on the has always been the ceneffective job the current tral hub for his family. He has served the council has done in helping community in a variety of to navigate through both ways, both in his profes- the pandemic and other sional career and as a vol- financial issues. “My hope is to continue to and exceed unteer and participant. “I spent years in local the standard that they media, both in radio and have set in dealing with these hurdles. Addressing as a contributor to print the Land Use Bylaw and media,” said Banack. “And public transportation are for the past four years, I two things I hope the new have been working in real council will be able to look estate.” at early in the new term.” He has proudly givHe indicated that Camen back to the community rose has great opportunithrough several organizations ties to recruit new busiincluding: Special Olympics, ness to the community. Boys and Girls Club, coach- “It’s a matter of branding ing basketball and was hon- and showing companies oured as the Camrose Cham- that this is the ideal comber of Commerce Ambassa- munity to not only build dor of the Year (2017). “I’m an their headquarters, but ardent supporter of athletics raise their families. We and there isn’t a weekend you should be encouraging the won’t find me supporting the growth of small business

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in the community, both in helping new small business get off the ground, but also helping existing small businesses expand their footprints in the community.” Keeping taxes low, maintaining the current infrastructure, expansion and affordable housing are all fiscal challenges that Banack feels need to be addressed by council. “We encourage our taxpayers to shop local, so council should be trying to do so as much as possible. We also need to work together with our community, provincial and federal partners to make sure that Camrose is getting the best deal possible when it comes to funding from other levels of government.”

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Albertans can now order driver abstracts and vehicle information reports online. “By offering more services online, we’re ensuring that Albertans have more options to access government services, including from the comfort of their home, on the couch, at midnight. We continue to work together with our registry agent partners to identify more services that can be accessed conveniently from your smartphone or computer,” said Nate Glubish, Minister of Service Alberta. A driver abstract is a printed summary of an Albertan’s driving record, including merit and demerit points, convictions and suspensions. Standard and commercial driver abstracts are available for order online using a verified MyAlberta Digital ID. A vehicle information report shows the history of a vehicle, including description (make, model, year), status (active, rebuilt), registration dates and locations, and any liens registered against the vehicle. Vehicle information reports can be ordered online with a basic MyAlberta Digital ID. A verified ID allows Albertans to authenticate their identity using their driver’s licence or identification card and access their personal and confidential motor vehicle information without requiring in-person service. A basic MyAlberta Digital ID, needed to obtain such services as a vehicle information report, can be set up without the applicant verifying their identity using their driver’s licence. Albertans are able to download their driver abstract and vehicle information reports directly from MyAlberta eServices after they have been purchased. The following registry services are also available online through MyAlberta eServices: birth registrations and birth certificate ordering, and one-year registration renewals for passenger vehicles, motorcycles, off-highway vehicles and some commercial and farm vehicles. The services are available through the MyAlberta eServices portal.

Anne Theodora Laskosky January 16, 1930 ~ September 7, 2021 Anne Theodora Laskosky of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the age of 91 years. Left to cherish her memory are her children Suzanne Laskosky (Alain Provencheur) of St. Jean-sur-Richeleau, Quebec, Jane (Ron) Stanyer of Whitehorse, Yukon, Carol (Lee) Koran of Lethbridge, Bryan (Cindy) Laskosky of Camrose, and Beth (Radim) Vesely of Calgary; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and siblings Catherine (Harry) Acheson of Edmonton, and Joseph (Lil) Balascak of Sherwood Park. Elsie Snider Anne was predeceased by her husband Victor; sister Mary; 1917 ~ 2021 infant brother John; and parents George and Susie Balascak. It is with heavy hearts that we announce A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, the passing of Elsie Snider of Camrose, September 17, 2021 from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Alberta, on August 31, 2021. The loving Church with Rev. Kris Schmidt as celebrant. Please note that matriarch of our family lived an amazing masks are mandatory for those who wish to attend the service. and full 104 years. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on the St. Francis Born Elsie Schick to a Saskatchewan Xavier Roman Catholic Church website and prairie homesteading family, she was the a recording of the funeral mass will be available on the St. Francis fifth of six children. She married Gordon Snider in 1940, and the Xavier Church website under “Recorded Masses”. two were happily married for the next sixty-one years. They built If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in a family hardware business and lived in all four western provinces.   Anne’s memory may be made in lieu of flowers to the Her life focused on family, friends, church and community. St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, or to the Elsie was an active businesswoman, golfer, curler, bridge player, St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary Fund. To send condolences, please and dog lover. She travelled extensively and enjoyed spending visit summers with family and friends at cabins in Delta, Manitoba and Emma Lake, Saskatchewan. Elsie is survived by her daughter Judith O’Shaughnessy; grandsons Bryn (Lisa) and Ryan (Victoria) O’Shaughnessy, and Phone 780-672-2121 John (Patricia) Shwaluk; great-grandchildren Owen, Clare, Emma, “Dedicated service since 1906” and Elizabeth; son-in-law Jack Shwaluk; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon Snider, daughter Linda Shwaluk, her parents and siblings. Diana Elizabeth Morse We will greatly miss her beautiful smile, big brown eyes, and It is with great sadness that we announce love of life. the passing of Diana Elizabeth Morse of The family would like to extend our most grateful thanks to Hay Lakes, Alberta on September 3, 2021. the staff of Seasons Retirement Community for their kindness and Diana faced her cancer as she faced life, compassionate care. with a determination and courage that was A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on Friday, an inspiration to her friends and family. September 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at Camrose United Church. Defiant and stubbornly making it to In lieu of flowers, donations to commemorate Elsie’s life may be the age of 61, she pushed expectations made to the St. Mary’s Hospital, Camrose Foundation. and lengthened averages for those who come next. She was always

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looking out for others, and chose a profession which enabled her devotion, proudly serving numerous communities in Alberta as a member of AMA. She felt particularly blessed and fulfilled to serve the Camrose community as an insurance agent, manager, and as a friend. She is survived by her sons, her family, all those whose lives she touched, all who loved her and all who were lucky enough to be part of her life. She leaves her joy, her grandchildren: Anabelle, Sadie and Russell. Her life mattered, her voice is heard, she will never be forgotten. In lieu of a scheduled event, Diana would request you gather with friends and family, enjoy life, share stories and, above all, laugh. If you wish to send flowers, Diana would prefer a donation be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

on September 2, at 91 years of age. Lothar Seide, of Camrose, on September 2, at 78 years of age. Verne Charles King, of Camrose, formerly of Hardisty, on September 4, at 84 years of age. Dale Smith, of Ferintosh, formerly of Grande Prairie, on September 6, at 79 years of age.

A nne Theodora Laskosky, of Camrose, on September 7, at 91 years of age. Laurie William Doucett, of Camrose, on September 8, at 72 years of age. R ona ld A lf red Berkholtz, of Camrose, on September 9, at 78 years of age.

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Bob Baerg Our dear husband, dad, papa and friend, Bob Baerg, went to be with Jesus on September 2, 2021. Dad was born on August 19, 1950, in Three Hills, Alberta, to Paul and Olive Baerg. His childhood was spent in Abbotsford, BC, and he often talked of his memories and still treasured the friendships he made there. In the winter of 1961, the family packed up and moved to Edberg. He gave his heart to God and was baptized into the Church of God in Christ Mennonite. In 1973, he married Glenda Mary Toews. They started their life together in the old farmhouse at Meeting Creek, and moved to the farm north of Edberg in 1986. Dad loved farming with his children. He was also a mechanic, catskinner, welder, and a fixer of everything (often with his Vise-Grip). He loved trucks, yellow paint, tractors, basically anything with a motor. His Duramaxes were tuned and locked into four-wheel drive for a speedy takeoff at harvest. Some of Dad’s favourite times were spent on the CSI board, travelling to Ghana, Burkina Faso, and later, Mozambique. Arizona was also a special place. He loved the people and was so enthused to help them with farming and irrigation methods. He still has many friends whom he made while on the board. Dad was a world traveler, loving every minute, and his passports could tell many stories. Later on, Dad loved working with his sawmill and building rustic furniture. His side-by-side was kept busy – checking crops, getting stuck, going to the farm, and taking it to Hummingbird Falls which was his favourite thing. His trips to visit “the girls” were something to which he always looked forward. Determination, drive, skill, and stubborn are words used by a friend to describe Dad, and they fit him well. Dad loved Jesus, and the church was extremely important to him. Over the last years, his prayers were so meaningful, straight from his heart. They were special. Those left with precious memories are: • His wife, Glenda • Michelle Baerg (Todd, Lane, Sevanna), Bawlf, Alberta • Larry and Sarah Baerg (Alec, Isla), Edberg, Alberta • Greg and Amy Baerg (Cole, Luke, Abbey, Brody), Edberg, Alberta • Tammy and Brad Ensz (Reagan, Kye, Josiah), Grant, Nebraska • Denielle and Shane Mastre (Saylor, Molly, Slade), Basin, Wyoming. • Family: Ellen Goossen, Gwen and Melvin Barkman, Fern and Allen Klassen, Russ Baerg, Bonnie and Lester Goossen, Sharon and Jeff Isaac, Daphne and Melvin Isaac, Lois and Ron Thiessen, Rick and Connie Baerg, Glenda’s family, as well as many friends, and neighbours. Awaiting him in Heaven are his parents, parents-in-law, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law, and one nephew. Services were held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Edberg Mennonite Church, Edberg, Alberta. Bob was laid to rest at the Edberg Lakeview Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Ronald Alfred Berkholtz October 11, 1942 ~ September 9, 2021 Ronald Alfred Berkholtz of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the age of 78 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Beverley; stepchildren Doug (Kathleen) Fossen of Spruce Grove, Brenda (Robert) Broen of Springbank, Steven Fossen (Michelle Watt) of Fairview, and Amber Fossen (Ryan Weiss) of Bawlf; many grandchildren; brother Irvin ( Joyce) of Camrose; and sister-in-law Irma Berkholtz of Camrose. Ronald was predeceased by his parents Leo and Helena; brother Lawrence; and great-grandson Weston. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from Solid Rock Lutheran Church, 4501-52 Avenue, Camrose, with Rev. Colin Hauch officiating. Interment will take place in Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Ronald’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To send condolences, please visit

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To the family and many friends of the late

Lawrence Makarowski We wish to extend our sincere thanks for your many kindnesses and for the condolences and support that we have received. We also send our gratitude and appreciation to Home Care for the care and attention they showed Lawrence; to Derek from Burgar Funeral Home for his guidance and support in making all the arrangements; to Father Mark Bayrock for conducting the service; and to the ladies of St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church for the wonderful lunch. Thank you. The Family

The Grants Committee of the BRCF receives applications by the deadline of August 15. All applications are then scored by the committee members in accordance with a specific formula. Successful applications are then recommended to the Board for approval.

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Guest Editorial

An emotional play By Arnold Malone

Our house phone rang. Susan answered and I heard her speaking in a very concerned manner. Finding it difficult to recognize the caller’s voice, she asked, “Andy? Is that you?” He responded, “Of course it’s me, I was in a car crash, my nose is broken and I’m in jail.” He was sobbing and repeatedly saying, “Mom I am so sorry, I am so ashamed.” Andy (not his real name) is our son who lives and works in Vancouver. Then, still crying, he said, “A police officer is taking me away now. A lawyer wants to speak with both of you.” A very calming, professional voice came on the phone. He informed us that our son had been at a party and a friend who had too much to drink asked Andy to drive him home. The lawyer said, “The police had your son blow a breathalyzer. It registered .09, one unit over the .08 limit. I am quite certain I can get him off the driving while impaired charge. At the hospital, they should have taken breath and blood samples and they did neither. Unfortunately, a six-year-old boy in the other car suffered a broken femur. A court date is set for August 19th.” Susan and I were stunned by this news. The lawyer indicated our son could be released with $5,000 bail, saying “I know that is steep, but he has been charged with driving while impaired and causing bodily harm. He wants to know if you will pay his bail.” Andy was working at a new job with a busy schedule. To be off work for several weeks was unthinkable. Even more unthinkable was his being in jail. Yes, of course, we would post bail. It had to be cash and paid by 4 p.m. or he would be in jail overnight. The money had to be deposited into either a Scotiabank or TD Bank. With neither bank in Invermere, we said we would withdraw the cash from our bank and drive to Cranbrook to deposit it to the requested account. Our conversation ended with the lawyer providing his personal phone number for us to call at any time, along with a strict order not to speak about this with anyone else or it would jeopardize Andy’s bail hearing. He also told us to phone him immediately after depositing the money. We worried non-stop on route to Cranbrook. An innocent boy with a broken leg, our son with a broken nose, a possible jail sentence, job loss, a damaged reputation, unknown costs, on and on and on. At Cranbrook, Susan said, “Something isn’t right with all of this. We have to try calling Andy.” Even though we were warned not to, we agreed to phone him. “Hello,” he answered in his normal warm voice. “Where are you?” we asked. “I’m at work, where else would I be? And I have a meeting starting in just moments.” Upon hearing him calmly say, “Hello,” we realized we were targets of an attempted scam and just minutes away from sending money to a thief. With indescribable relief we picked up coffee and drove home. How could we not have known from the beginning that this was a scam? It was the initial sobbing voice claiming to be our son that threw us off. When someone you cherish is in such unimaginable trouble, emotions take over and rational thinking disappears. We have learned so much from this experience. My next column will share our thoughts on what we should have done.

Annual Terry Fox Run offers cancer hope By Murray Green

The annual Terry Fox Run has become a fall tradition in Canada, with more than 650 communities, big and small, urban and rural, English and French, fundraising for cancer research. This year, you can participate from wherever you are on Sunday, September 19, while socially distancing from others. You can still walk, ride, wheel or run on your own or in your cohort. Amongst COVID-19, cancer definitely continues to impact so many and contributions are still needed for the Terry Fox foundation. “Our family will be coming together on that day to do a family walk to honour Terry, along with our family members who we have lost to cancer, as well as our friends and family who have battled and are currently battling cancer,” Anne McIntosh said. “I am so happy that the Terry Fox Run provides an opportunity for us to unite (this year, in our own unique way) with fellow community members affected by cancer to honour Terry’s memory and to honour the memories of those we have lost to cancer (which for me, includes my mom Heather, my uncle Bob and my aunt Faye), and all those who are currently working to conquer cancer. I am hopeful that the Camrose walk will be able to welcome participants to gather again together in person in 2022.” “This September, help celebrate a favourite Canadian fall tradition that will look a little different, but have the same heart. Find Your Way and make a difference in the lives of millions of Canadians. Your effort will ensure that cancer research continues to move us closer to a cure every day,” said Anne. The Terry Fox Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Runs, school runs and other fundraising initiatives. Deanna Mason is holding a fundraiser for the run as well on Saturday, September 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Jubilee Park.

Attendees do not have to pre-register and participation will be by donation. The yoga class is for everyone and requires no prior experience of yoga. “I was born the same year as Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope and grew up hearing stories of Terry’s courage and of my mother seeing him during his visit to Ottawa, my hometown. In 2014, my connection to the Terry Fox Run became even more personal. While my husband Brandon and I were running in support of my father Murray, who was diagnosed with cancer; my dad passed away. This year, I’ll run in honour of my dad, as well as my mom and father-in-law, who are both cancer survivors,” said Deanna “Being part of Camrose’s fundraising for the Terry Fox Foundation is an honour for Ahimsa Yoga with Deanna. Offering a by-donation yoga class that is open to all ages and abilities gives Camrosians another option as a tribute to Terry’s memory and supporting the many people whose lives have been affected by cancer. I like to think that yoga, with its emphasis on being present in the moment, is something Terry would have appreciated.” Run participants are welcome to register at: camrose and they can contact Anne at or 780-6791198 if they have any questions or want more information. She can share pledge sheets and participation stickers.

Submitted Top: Anne McIntosh and her son Leo Schinkinger model the Terry Fox Run t-shirt that features Métis beadwork and Michif language (Try Like Terry) on them. Below: Deanna Mason stretches out to prepare for her participation in the Terry Fox Run on September 19.

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Helpful Tips for Writing Classified Ads Which Get Results! Be Thorough

Sure you want your ad to stand out from the rest, but don’t skimp on the sort of information that sells. The item’s condition, size, age, brand name, and colour are some of the basics readers want to know. Without them, your ad may be overlooked.

DAYSLAND ARENA – is looking for an arena caretaker for 2021-22 season. Duties include, but are not limited to, operation of Zamboni, cleaning and maintenance of arena. Must complete criminal and child welfare checks. Email resumé to or contact Kevin 780-679-7117 for more info.

THE SHIRT OFF MY BACK TAILORING in Camrose Tues. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thurs. Evening and Sat.: By Appointment Closed: Sun., Mon. and Holidays Please call 780-672-4793

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Okay, so you want to include all the important basics. Don’t use strange abbreviations because our ads are designed to spell all the important details. Besides, you are not paying by the line, but by the word, so there is really no need to abbreviate.

Be Honest

Exaggerating your item’s finer points may bring in a lot of responses, but a buyer who’s misled won’t appreciate it and will take his business somewhere else.

State Your Price

The cost of an item is one of the most important concerns of want ad readers. Ads showing prices are ones which get results. Giving a price also serves to “weed out” those buyers not in your price range.

Be Accessible

Including a telephone number or address puts you in touch with potential buyers. Be sure to state the hours you can be reached: a caller who can’t get through the first time often won’t call again.

Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or problems you may have regarding advertising. Our professionally trained sales staff know the ropes, and would be happy to pass their know-how on to you. That’s why we’re here to help you get the results you deserve.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS THE DR. “MAC” SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND for post-graduate education in nursing is accepting memorials. To donate or for applications and information, please write to AARN Education Trust Fund. 11620-168 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 4A6.

HELP WANTED NORSEMEN INN SERVER – Enjoy working with one of Camrose’s favourite employers! We are looking for a person, like you, to join our team in Hagar’s Café/Odin Room, someone who will take pride in serving our valued guests well, can provide information to help with food and beverage selections, present order choices, and maintain a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. You will work in a team atmosphere, be professional and friendly, problem solve, spend long periods of time on your feet, have great attention to detail, and be able to lift heavy trays of food/beverages. You will meet new people and function at a fast pace. Part-time hours, $15/hour. Apply at the Norsemen Inn front desk today.

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

TO GIVE AWAY 4.5 MONTH OLD KITTENS – one white, one grey. Tame and litter trained. Call 780-608-6189.

PETS KITTEN LOOKING FOR A GREAT HOME! – Very pretty, mainly white with grey patches. Female with first shots and checked by veterinarian. Litter box trained. Good with nice dogs, cats. Playful and entertaining. Raised indoors. Located in Camrose. Call or text 403-463-6470.

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

SERVICES SELF-INKING STAMPS – Every shape, size, and colour. We deliver, right to your office. Camrose Booster Ltd., 4925-48 St., Camrose. Call us at 780-672-3142. J.D.’s SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, SALES & SERVICE – Ph. 780-672-7649. DSS CONSTRUCTION Don’t put off those projects any longer! Give me a call and we can plan together. Devin Meakins, Ph. 780-853-1080 JUNK TO THE DUMP – Free estimates. Garages, Basements, Yards, Light hauling. Tom – 780-678-1847. McTAVISH DELIVERIES LTD. Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated 780-672-5242, Camrose LaCRIA TRUCKING Potable Water Hauling Residential, Commercial, Oilfield Gerald and Marla Steinwand, Owners PHONE 780-679-9134

CORE CARPENTRY – Decks, Pergolas, Fences, Windows and Doors, Garages, Renovations, Handiman and Maintnance Services. One year warranty on work. Call 780281-0962. Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter. See us on Facebook at corecarpentryinc YOU T H BR I DGE RESPITE – Hourly and 24 hr. respite care offered for individuals 6-16 years with disabilities. Caring and professional care givers in home environment in Camrose. Private and FSCD welcome. Please call 780-655-7254 for more information.

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. BEST LOCATION ON MAIN STREET CAMROSE – Excellent, affordable multi-use space with reception area, office, work area with cupboards and sink. $725/mo. includes all utilities. COVID workable. Could be the perfect place for your business. Have a look! Immediate possession. 780-679-2170. 5210-56 STREET APARTMENTS – 3-bedroom $1050, 2-bedroom $900, 1-bedroom $775. Water, heat included. No partiers, no pets, no smokers. Call 587-557-9142. 2-BEDROOM EXECUTIVE SUITE – 5 appliances. Quiet neighbourhood, quiet building. No pets, no partiers, no smoking. 780-608-3131.


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. 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. 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. Aspen Terrace 4920-66 Street 780-851-2723 WELCOME HOME! 2-bdrm. suites available • Suites include fridge, stove, in-suite washer and dryer • We pay heat, water, parking • Small dogs and cats welcome • Close to SAVE ON FOODS Call today for viewing 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. utilities included. Now available. * 750 sq. ft. large open area with corner office. $900/mo. utilities included. Call Corey at 780-679-3555 ESPECIALLY NICE OFFICE SUITE Generous 794 sq. ft. suite, suitable for two, three or more staff. Includes two private offices. Located in Downtown Camrose. Main floor, easily accessible, bright, quiet. $1,546.32/mo. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142 days, two of the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business. FARM HOUSE – 45 minutes East on Hwy 13 OR house in Victoria Park, Camrose, close to Safeway, for one or two people. Available September 30. Phone 780-608-3111 or 780-608-3344.

CHOOSE YOUR NEW OFFICE Selection of very nice street level offices in newer building in Downtown Camrose * 110 sq. ft. – $219.36/mo. * 137 sq. ft. – $290.10/mo. (closer to front) * 140 sq. ft. – $279.18/mo. * 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! APARTMENT SUITES – Large one and two-bedrooms at 4907-54 Street. In quiet building close to senior centre and community bus stop. Available now. No pets or smoking. Call 780672-3281 or 780-672-5369. SUPER LARGE, SUPER QUIET – Second floor office in downtown Camrose! 340 sq. ft., former broadcast studio. $445.97/mo., all inclusive except communications and GST. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142 days, two of the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business! GENEROUS OFFICE MAIN STREET CAMROSE 193 sq. ft. on second floor. Quiet considerate neighbours. Paved occupant parking in rear. $253.15/mo., all inclusive, except communications and GST. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson 780-672-3142 days, two of the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business! EXCELLENT QUIET LOCATION – Immaculate, bright, spacious. Adult only fourplex close to hospital, Rosehaven, University, and half a block to lovely Mirror Lake walking paths. Vaulted ceiling, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry room, five appliances. No smoking, no pets. References required. 780-679-2170. BRIGHT, IMMACULATE BI-LEVEL – 2+2 bedrooms, 1+1 baths. Full suite (down), four appliances up and down. Shared laundry plus freezer. Single attached garage, tent garage, RV parking, large back deck, large possible garden space. Near schools, quiet neighbourhood, mature adults only. No smoking, no pets. Reference required. $1400/mo. plus utilities plus DD. 780-679-8249.

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We are currently looking for a Customer service orientated Administrative Bookkeeper who is organized and has knowledge of quickbooks (accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and month end procedures), and is proficient in Excel and Word. We are currently offering part time with the possibility of moving into full time. Hours to start would be 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 4 days a week. If you are interested in the exciting industry of building homes and love working as a team or on your own then this is the job for you! Please email your resumé to

MISCELLANEOUS CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – 10” professional model, $250. Craftsman 12” tilt-head bandsaw, $250. 780-679-4211.

AUTO 1979 FORD 700 GRAIN TRUCK – call for more info. 780-222-9125 or 780-672-6081. DADS – LOOKING FOR A CAR WITHOUT A BACK SEAT? Count on our classifieds. We match up buyers and sellers. Phone the Camrose Booster, 780-672-3142.


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@

2009 ENDURAMAX – 40 ft. Toy Hauler with 12 ft. garage. New tires, VG condition. Selling due to health. $28,000 obo. Phone 780-608-6168. LOVE CAMPING, BUT TIRED OF SHOVELLING SNOW OFF THE AWNING IN MAY? Say goodbye to your Gulfstream! Move it fast with a Camrose Booster classified. Phone 780-672-3142. SELLING YOUR SEAWORTHY BOAT? Make a splash with an ad in the Booster classifieds! 780-672-3142.

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LANDS FOR SALE BY TENDER The registered owner hereby offers for sale by tender the following briefly described property subject to the reservations, exceptions and encumbrances contained in the existing certificates of title. NE 1-42-18-W4

91 acres pasture 69 acres cultivated No present access. Buyer will have to get approval for access and build approach off Sec Hwy 854

NW 36-41-18-W4 135 acres cultivated Surface Lease – $2300/annum NE 5-42-17-W4

125 acres cultivated 35 acres pasture

EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS (hereinafter called the “Lands”). The sale of the Lands is subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter mentioned: 1. Seller makes no warranties or representations about the property’s size/measurement, condition or environmental status. 2. Title to the Lands shall be transferred subject to the reservations, exceptions and encumbrances contained in the existing Certificate of Title. 3. Buyer to be responsible for all costs associated with the registration. 4. Tenders will be received by the lawyer noted below up to, but not after, 12:00 noon on September 27, 2021. Tenders should be forwarded to Gary G. Grant Law Office in a sealed envelope marked “Norman Tenders”. A certified cheque equal to 10% of the Purchase Price payable to Gary G. Grant Law Office must be received by Gary G. Grant Law Office within three business days of the Buyer being notified of acceptance of their tender bid. If the successful bidder does not complete the purchase after acceptance of their bid, the deposit shall be forfeited to the Seller. 5. The balance of the purchase price to be paid by solicitor’s trust cheque or certified funds on or before December 1, 2021 (“Possession Date”). 6. Property taxes to be adjusted as of Possession Date. 7. Tender price shall be excluding GST. 8. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Please provide contact information, including a phone number, with the Tender. GARY G. GRANT LAW OFFICE BARRISTER & SOLICITOR P.O. BOX 430, 4910-51 STREET STETTLER, AB T0C 2L0


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of RODNEY JOHN MAY, who died on August 15, 2021. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by October 15, 2021, and provide details of your claim with JAMES H. ANDREASSEN at Andreassen Borth, Barristers & Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of JENS CHRISTIAN JENSEN, who died on August 22, 2021. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by October 15, 2021, and provide details of your claim with JAMES H. ANDREASSEN at Andreassen Borth, Barristers & Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of ARMAND MAGNIN, who died on August 5, 2021. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by October 14, 2021, with STACEY BRASNETT at 122 Longmire Close, Red Deer, AB T4R 0T1 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.

Chamber holds virtual forum By Murray Green

The Camrose and District Chamber of Commerce held a Virtual Federal Candidates Forum on September 8 to assist voters with making a decision for the upcoming election. Moderator Shauna Feth, executive director of the Alberta Business Family Institute–University of Alberta School of Business, introduced the candidates and questions. They included Daniel Brisbin of the Green Party of Canada; Jeff Golka of the Maverick Party; John Irwin of the Veterans Coalition Party of Canada; Damien Kurek of the Conservative Party of Canada; Tonya Ratushniak of the New Democratic Party; and Dennis Trepanier of the People’s Party of Canada. Leah Diane McLeod of the Liberal Party of Canada was not in attendance. After introductions, the candidates were asked a variety of questions. A lengthy question was asked on COVID-19 costs, balancing the budget and taxation. “The COVID pandemic has brought about numerous challenges, including fiscal challenges. We have seen this around the world in every level of government. With Liberals, it was about how much money they could shovel out the door. We wanted it to be effective, getting it to the ones who needed it the most. We have targeted tax measures to ensure investment can come back to the country and spending is in check. We promise to balance the budget within a decade,” said Kurek. “I am concerned about our numbers (COVID cases) going up and effecting people’s mental health. To get out of this pandemic, we have to help essential workers, the ones on the front lines. I support mandatory vaccinations for everyone who works with a vulnerable population. If we are not healthy, how can we help others get better? I agree, we need more funding for mental health and additions,” said Ratushniak. “The Green Party wants to change the way people are taxed. We want less tax on the poor and much more on the ultrawealthy. That can come in many forms. Luxury taxes can help with carbon emissions,” said Brisbin. “COVID has been a challenge for all countries. We need to get people back to work. There is nothing more dignified then having a job with a day’s work and a day’s pay. We need people back to work and to decrease taxes for corporations to bring the workers back so they can earn a liv-

ing and feed their families,” said Golka. “We didn’t have to break the Canadian economy to do this. We should have helped the elderly, the sick, the immune compromised people. We didn’t have to go into a deficit. We can cut corporate welfare, foreign aid, equalization and healthcare duplication–that’s $43 billion on the table. We want freedom and not mandatory vaccines,” said Trepanier. “We use a common sense approach and say no to mandatory vaccines. We need to cut politicians wages by 30 per cent, and cut foreign aid. We give foreign aid to China, of all places. Let’s invest in our elderly. Let’s give incentive to work,” said Irwin. The question was asked, how does your party plan to support innovations across all sectors of industries? “The primary way to do that is to boost the economy. This doesn’t happen in an economy that is crippled. If we are honest with each other, Canada is broke. We don’t have any money left. Prime Minister Trudeau spent it all. The economy has to be fixed first,” said Trepanier. “Let people be selfsufficient. Let’s abolish the carbon taxes. Let’s get rid of taxes when buying or selling a home. Encourage people to be innovative. You don’t need permission from the state to be innovative,” said Irwin. “We need innovation to let people of ingenuity shine through. We have plans to get us out of the state of economy we are in to get it moving. Whether it is cancelling GST on vacations, cutting red tape or allowing innovations, we need to allow Canadians to do what they do best,” said Kurek. “You have to remove barriers to secondary education. Education transforms lives and our community. By eliminating the interest on federal loans and doubling Canada student grants, allowing them to have affordable housing, child care–all these things will help us focus on being more innovative,” said Ratushniak. “We need way better public transportation. People in rural Alberta, who need to get into the city, if you don’t have a car or it breaks down, you can’t get to the city for your health care, go to your job interview or do what you need to do,” said Brisbin. “We need to bolster our economy and get government out of our businesses. Let business do its research to develop programs to create higher paying jobs. We need more opportunities. If government is in the way constantly, it just seems to mess up the system. We

have to get government out of the way and that brings in more jobs and innovation,” said Golka. The candidates were asked, in regards to transfer payments, are you committed in supporting the Alberta government in getting a fair deal from the federal government, and what is your party’s plan to repair the rift between Alberta and Central Canada? “I think Alberta has a long way to go to fix the rift. We (Alberta) are a voice that doesn’t get heard often. I think for real change, we need to change who we vote for, to represent us in Ontario,” said Ratushniak. “Generally, there are more rich people in Alberta than in some other provinces. We get taxed more than we get back from the federal government. We need to look at it and make it fair. It is the working class against the ruling class. Let’s unite the working class to make this better,” said Brisbin. “We will never get a fair deal in the west from Ottawa. It is not designed that way. It is designed to push funds to Central Canada, for Central Canada, unless we can vote in a party that can represent us in the west and has leverage in Ottawa. Quebec has people who stand up for Quebec, we need people to stand up for the west,” said Golka. “Equalization was introduced in 1957, and the purpose was for the unity of Canada. It is doing the exact opposite as we see in Alberta today. We know we are not getting our fair share. We are clear on this, it is time it was abolished. It is not doing what it is supposed to do,” said Trepanier. “I agree this can be adjusted in a few hours. Get rid of it and learn how to say no. Let’s work out a formula that keeps the country together. No more entitlement,” said Irwin. “Let’s take a serious look at why this is an issue in this election. Back in 2006, we had a Liberal government that didn’t respect provinces. Here we are again. After six years, they have taken things to a whole new level of disrespect. Ottawa’s mentality doesn’t respect Western Canada and divides this country for political gain. I’ve been a voice of fixing this, talking about the need for Alberta to have that fair deal. We are going to have a rebate and make the formula transparent,” said Kurek. For more details on the forum, visit the Lougheed Centre or Chamber of Commerce website.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, September 14, 2021 – Page 31

BRCF accepts donation from K & K Prairie Recycling I’m just not sure how my child will survive back at school without six breakfasts, two lunches and 367 snacks every day. My wife is a kindergarten teacher and I think she is using her teaching techniques on me, because I really enjoy getting a Skittle for doing chores around the house. My summer bikini body wasn’t ready, but my winter sweater body is ahead of schedule. Country people talking to bugs before killing them: “You done flew in the wrong house today, buddy!” Tony Thomsen, general manager, Western Canada and Chelsey Olsen, logistics manager, for K & K Prairie Recycling Services, presents a $100,000 cheque to Dana Andreassen, executive director of the Battle River Community Foundation. Submitted

K & K Prairie Recycling Services made a $100,000 donation to the Battle River Community Foundation. In making the presentation, Tony Thomsen said, “The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and social impacts have disrupted nearly all aspects of life for all groups in society, including the youth in our community. At K & K Recycling Services we are family and we believe that it takes a village to raise a child, we believe in our community and we believe in the youth. Many

businesses have suffered through this pandemic, but we have grown and become even stronger. We knew that it was time to give back to our community, so we consulted with the Battle River Community Foundation, who provided professional guidance and presented us with opportunities to make a difference. On behalf of Kevin Morgan (CEO) and all of the K & K Prairie Recycling Services staff, we are very pleased to make a $100,000 donation to the Battle River Community Foundation, which will support the Camrose Open Door Youth Emer-

gency Housing program over the next two years. We encourage other companies to donate to our community as you are able.” Dana Andreassen said, “The Battle River Community Foundation is pleased to be one of the ways local businesses can connect to charities that serve residents of the Battle River area. We were happy to meet with officials from K & K Prairie Recycling Services to introduce them to some of the opportunities that mesh their corporate values with local needs.”

I got over my addiction to chocolate, marshmallows and nuts. I won’t lie, it was a rocky road. What do you call a short mother? A minimum. It amazes me how much exercise and extra fries sound alike. Me: “Our kids are finally at an age that we can sleep in on weekends.” Youth Sports: “Let me stop you right there…” I started a band called 999 Megabytes. We haven’t gotten a gig yet. I think the scariest part of that song “Born to be Wild” is when they find a head out on the highway. An apple a day is just plain wrong. Apples are dangerous. Just look at Eve, Show White, Blackberry or any pig at a luau. If my name was David, I’d name my son Harley. That way he could introduce himself by saying, “I’m Harley, David’s son.” Have you heard about the guy who could throw a stick so far that it took his dog an hour to bring it back? It sounds a little far fetched to me. The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you are doing, someone else does.

Central Agencies Home of the Week

Stunning custom-built home

My mom didn’t raise no fool. If she did, it was my brother. My doctor has told me to stop eating chocolate, so this is going to be a big change for me. I’ve been with that doctor for over 20 years. I bought a little bag of air today. The company that made it was kind enough to put some potato chips in it as well. If we all just switched to cursive and stick shift cars, we could cripple an entire generation.

By Lori Larsen

This amazing home is one-of-akind custom, built like nothing else you will find in the City. Stunning curb appeal and spectacular touches at an incredible price make it hard to compare to other homes on the market. As you enter the home, you immediately get a feel for its fine craftsmanship. At the spacious entryway, you can either veer right into a formal dining area or left into the large sun-drenched living room. Patio doors allow access to the absolutely amazing deck, where you can continue to entertain. Head through the arched opening to the incredible kitchen with gorgeous custom cabinets, granite counter tops, warm brick backsplash, stylish light fixtures and stainless appliances. A centre island is the perfect place for guests to sit and enjoy conversation with the cook. A two-piece powder room and goodsized mud room complete the main floor. The second floor is entirely dedi-

cated to the luxurious master suite. The private spa-like en suite features double sinks, jetted tub and walk-in shower, and a huge walk-in closet is a homeowner’s delight. The lower level is equally beautiful with a large family room featuring built-in cabinets and a beverage fridge, two more bedrooms and a three-piece bathroom. A third room, currently being used as a home-based salon, could be used for a home gym, office or fourth bedroom. Let’s talk about the three-car garage, a rare and exciting feature. Setting the home even further apart from others is the attached twobedroom income suite, featuring open concept living. The charming selfcontained unit would be a welcome supplement to the mortgage or makes a great in-law suite. This custom-built home, located at 5210-48 Street, is priced at $549,999 and has plenty of space for the entire family to spread out. For a personal viewing, contact Lyndsey Delwo at:

Central Agencies Realty 4870-51 Street, Camrose 780-672-4495 or 780-678-6117 Cell

At my age, the only pole dancing I do is holding onto the safety bar in the bathtub. What if there was no such thing as a rhetorical question? Pregnancy Questions Answered Q. Should I have a baby after 35? A. No, 35 children is enough. Q. I’m two months pregnant now. When will my baby move? A. With any luck, right after he finishes high school. Q. What is the most reliable method to determine the baby’s sex? A. Childbirth. Q. My childbirth instructor says it’s not pain I’ll feel during labour, but pressure. Is she right? A. Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current. Q. When is the best time to get an epidural? A. Right after you find out you’re pregnant. Q. Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labour? A. Not unless the word “alimony” means anything to you. Q. Do I have to have a baby shower? A. Not if you change the baby’s diaper very quickly. Q. Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again? A. When the kids are in college.

Lyndsey Delwo

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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.

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Open House


Wed., Sept. 15, 2-4 pm 3908-49 Street

NEW ZERO STEP DESIGN! Awesome views, beautiful 1319 sq. ft. bungalow. Dev. bsmt. Superb garage! Asking $519,900 A1031243

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

Spacious valleyview home … Fully finished, 4 bdrms, 5-pc. en suite, vaulted ceilings and a bonus room above the garage! Asking $433,500 A1132000

CHARMING HOME, CENTRAL LOCATION … 4-bdrm. 2 bath home plus bonus room/home office. Long list of updates. Dble. detached garage, fully fenced, landscaped. Immed. poss. Don’t miss out! Asking $279,000 A1142983

BEAUTIFUL VALLEYVIEW DUPLEX – Both sides available! Great floor plan. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, cozy FP. By parks, valley walking trails. Now only $249,950 A1089150


BEAUTIFUL VALLEYVIEW DUPLEX – Both sides available! Great floor plan. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, cozy FP. By parks, valley walking trails. Now only $499,900 A1089197


SPACIOUS HOME … with triple garage, income producing legal suite attached! HUGE master bdrm. w/true WI closet, office, 5-pc. en suite bath. With over 3000 sq. ft. of living space, this home is a must see! Asking $549,999 A1133559

BEAUTIFUL VALLEYVIEW BUNGALOW … Gorgeous yard, veranda, covered deck. Awesome kitchen, hardwood flrg. cozy FP in great room, MF laundry, exc. bsmt. dev. ICF bsmt., walls. Plus in-floor htg. in home and garage! Asking $507,000 A1141560

DOWNTOWN CAMROSE … 54’10” x 235’ lot zoned R3. Comes with 40’x32’ heated garage. (2009) Asking $220,000 A1128477

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


160 ACRE PROPERTY east of Camrose Asking $650,000 CA0184968

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

TERRIFIC 2-STOREY HOME … in Southwest Meadows! 3 bdrm., 3 baths, open layout w/ island, corner pantry. Spacious master. A/C unit and great yard! Asking $347,500 A1133583

CENTURY MEADOWS … Lovely 4-bdrm. bungalow. Updated kitchen and vinyl windows, fin. bsmt., a/c, newer siding, fully insulated 24’x24’ garage, RV parking. Welcome home! Asking $334,900 A1136815


IMMACULATE BI-LEVEL STYLE HOME … w/2 garages. Easy maint.-free yard. Complete turnkey home w/long list of updates. 4 bdrm., hobby room, spacious family areas, eat-in kitchen. Don’t miss out! Asking $439,900 A1141380


AMAZING EXECUTIVE ACREAGE … 2.5 miles from Camrose. Beautiful 1776 sq. ft., 4-bdrm., 3 bath ranch style bungalow on 32.5 acres of treed sheltered perfection! Spectacular outbuildings consisting of an outdoor arena. You simply have to see it to understand! Asking $1,299,000 A1142225 3.01 ACRES CLEARED IN BIG HAY LAKES DRAINAGE DISTRICT Gas and power adjacent to property. Asking $124,900 A1097125 3.01 ACRES CLEARED IN BIG HAY LAKES DRAINAGE DISTRICT Gas and power adjacent to property. Asking $124,900 A1097121 GREAT FLEXIBLITY IN MAYERTHORPE Over 23 acres along Hwy 43 Asking $230,000 CA0168666

EXCEPTIONAL 2572 SQ. FT. HOME 7+/– acres right on pavement, w/multiple outbuildings! Asking $690,000 A1075552 8 MINUTES FROM BEAUMONT … 59 +/– acres to build your dream home! Asking $329,000 A1125450


4-BDRM. CHARACTER HOME … with many recent upgrades on 15 beautiful acres! Asking $369,000 A1134513

WOW! PERFECT HIDEAWAY, RED DEER LAKE! … Secluded log cabin with treed yard, amazing setting. 2 garages, organic gardens. A must see! Asking $497,000 A1103950

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

Beautiful Walkout Bungalows by Battle River Homes


WONDERFUL NEW WEST END BI-LEVEL … Over 2400 sq. ft. completed, 4 bdrm., 3 baths. Open concept, new kitchen appl., granite counters, bdrm. w/en suite, WI closet, fin. bsmt., HRV. Private deck/balcony, paved back alley. Affordable opportunity for your unblemished new home! Asking $329,900 A1143772

BEAUTIFUL VALLEYVIEW DUPLEX – Both sides available! Great floor plan. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, cozy FP. By parks, valley walking trails. Now only $249,950 A1089160 Fully updated raised bungalow … Downtown location. Updated windows, siding, furnace, kitchen, bathrooms, you name it! 3 bdrms., large pie lot, fully fenced with oversized single garage. Asking $265,000 A1133656 CUTE 3-BDRM. … 3 level split w/extra garage space in college area. Welcome home! Asking $242,900 A1108559

CENTRALLY LOCATED BUNGALOW … close to the Comp and Chester Ronning School. 1109 sq. ft., 5 bdrm., fully fin. bsmt., updated vinyl windows/shingles. 24’x24’ garage. Asking $264,900 A1139504

AWESOME CONDO IN FIELDSTONE! … Underground htd. parking. Close to Mirror Lake walking trails. Senior friendly design. Exc. 2-bdrm. floor plan, just move in! A must see! Asking $259,500 A1141162


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

Lakeside walkouts available!




BEAUTIFUL CENTRE COURT CONDO … with attached garage! Close to walking trails, senior centre. Open design, vaulted ceilings. You’ll love the setting, lifestyle! Now only $242,500 A1116360

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


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

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

LITTLE BEAVER LAKE ESTATES Enjoy the cottage life in peace and quiet. All contents included so you can move right in and make yourself at home. Asking $225,000 A1123691


Graham Wideman 40’x60’ QUALITY BUILT SHOP on 1.36 acres in Camrose. Asking $525,000 A1113895 Millang Industrial Park … 4.13 Acres ready to build on! Asking $520,000 A1125318

1.5 STOREY IN HOLDEN … Very well updated 3-bdrm., full fin. bsmt., single garage. Windows, kitchen, flooring ALL DONE! Asking $119,900 A1092705

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

Millang Industrial Park … 6.05 acres! Asking $749,000 A1125445 Matt Banack

Matthew Mayer

Lyndsey Delwo

Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed

E xcellent business / I nvestment Opportunity – Zoned c2 … East-end highway location, City of Camrose. Two lots on HWY with 6,460 sq. ft. Mixed use building. Excellent retail area with 8 bays. Ample parking and easy customer access! Excellent opportunity! Great place for your business. Take a look! Asking $910,000 A1132683


Sascha Dressler

Wally Wrubleski


Excellent business Opportunity … Currently rented to 3 tenants. Situated on 4 lge. lots, all on separate titles, fully fenced, graded and graveled. Call for more info! A1145139, A1145076, A1145131

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

OHATON … 2-bdrm., 1 bath bungalow on a double lot. Sold “as is”. Asking $122,000 A1136794

WELL CARED FOR BUNGALOW … Huge double lot. Terrific family home w/5 bdrm., lge. kitchen, spacious back entrance. Single garage, lots of room for RV parking or boat. Asking $195,000 A1139444 DAYSLAND LOT– Serviced lot across from ball diamonds! Asking $22,000 A1123876 DAYSLAND LOT – Oversized 75’x100’ lot! Asking $35,000 A1121938


Wed., Sept. 15, 2-4 pm 3908-49 Street

NICE BUNGALOW IN HOLDEN 2 bdrm., full bsmt., single garage. Charming and affordable. Asking $85,000 A1115439

HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY … to take a 32’x72’ bldg. that has a new furnace, hot water heater and 2-pce. bath and turn it into your residence, c/w a shop! This is the perfect bldg. for a tradesperson looking for living quarters, or office space PLUS storage, or work space in the back! Asking $129,000 A1138843 NEW NORWAY LOT – 65’ wide lot at the edge of town in Spartan Estates! Asking $50,000 A1122563


NEW ZERO-STEP DESIGN Awesome views! Beautiful 1319 sq. ft. bungalow! Full bsmt., superb garage! Asking $519,900 A1031243

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


PERFECT 3-BDRM. STARTER HOME … with upgrades. Hardwood flrg., vinyl plank, tiled shower/tub – much of it has been redone! Only one block from St. Pat School. This won’t last long! Asking $144,900 A1145299



Awesome Community ~ Park ~ ~ Lake, Trails ~ ~ Quality ~ ~ Craftsmanship ~ ~ Finished w/elegance ~


ADULT CONDO … well maintained 1500 sq. ft., 2-storey. Gas FP in lge. LR, MF laundry, 2 lge. bdrm., den w/FP. Spacious outdoor patio area. Asking $179,900 A1145256

EXC. STARTER/RETIREMENT BUNGALOW! … Cul-de-sac location. 3 MF bdrm. 22’x22’ garage, RV parking + more! Call now! Asking $242,900 A1138820

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



SPACIOUS HOME with most of the updating already done. Fenced yard, large garage, extra parking. Asking $181,500 A1072113

BRAND NEW CASCADES HALF DUPLEX … 3+1 bdrm., 3 baths, fin. bsmt. Open concept, lovely kitchen w/new appl., granite counters, pantry. En suite bath, WI closet. Huge bsmt. rec/family room, 4th bdrm. HRV, deck, paved back lane w/immed. possess. available. The perfect beginning! Asking $274,900 A1142515

CENTURY MEADOWS LOCATION 5 bdrm., 3 baths. Asking $329,900 A1133417


EXCEPTIONAL 2572 SQ. FT. HOME 19.99+/– acres right on pavement, w/multiple outbuildings! Asking $1,140,000 A1075576

VICTORIA PARK … Great family home w/ bsmt. suite. Massive pie shaped lot. Asking $384,000 A1130713

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

EXC. BLDG. – 2148 sq. ft. w/bay. Mezzanine, front reception/office area, bathrooms. 14’x14’ bay door. Zoned M1. Front parking. Call now! A1132302

Lake views !

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

2-Storey walk out! Unobstructed valley views! Asking $560,900 A1044949



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

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