October 5, 2021 Country Booster

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October 5, 2021

With daytime temperatures reaching a balmy 25°C on Sunday, September 26, horseback rider Krysta Ann on her 20-year-old quarter horse Keho was enjoying one of the last warm rides of the year.

The beautiful autumn weather with cooler evenings and warmer days is the perfect recipe for creating backdrops of yellow, orange and red foliage. With predictions of glorious weather lasting into the beginning of October, residents are taking advantage of enjoying outdoor activities.


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News Features…

RCMP Corporal Cleveland given high honour. . . . . . . . 4 Second quarter crimes increased within County . . . . . . . 4 Vote for your division councillors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7


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– Handcrafted 12’x25’ cabin w/ siding, insulated, wooden stove and 12’x6.5’ attached porch


– 4-wheeled covered chuck wagon on rubber – 4-wheeled coach wagon with 10-person capacity, bench seats and wooden wheels – 4-wheeled doctor’s buggy with wooden wheels – Chariot cart with pole – Silky carriage rack – Chariot cage with pole – Two day buggies on rubber – Beautiful cutter (Santa sleigh) – Two sets of sleigh bunks – Two rubber undercarriages w/ poles – 2-bench passenger wagon on rubber – Two 2-bench sleighs with poles – Large assortment of steel and wood double trees – Wooden runners for a bunk sleigh – Seat springs



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NH 277 square baler Bale elevator with transport Vicon 5-wheel rake Vintage dump rake NH 455 7’ trail type sickle mower Vintage manure spreader 3-pt. hitch cultivator 3-pt. hitch blade with leveler Compressor on a trailer Maletti 3-pt. hitch rototiller Landscape roller Shopbuilt S/A dually dump trailer with electric over hyd. hoist – Hyd. bucket mtd. post hole auger – w/ 8”, 6” & 12” bits


– Vanguard 9-1/2’ truck camper with hyd. jacks – 1990 Honda 350 Four Trax 4x4 quad with winch, gun case and storage box – 6-wheel Argo with a set of tracks and extra parts – Two hunting blind shacks – Eskimo ice fishing sled – 2-wheel ATV trailer – 12’x14’ canvas tent – Big Chef electric smoker – 2-wheeled wild game transport – Travel Troler 12-Volt 20-Spd. electric motor – Two camper belly pans

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Maticks 16” brown saddle Handcrafted THSL 16” saddle 15” tan saddle with suede seat 15” brown saddle w/ leather seat 15” brown saddle & 14” brown saddle

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Belly straps with bells Harness bells and assorted bells Leather and nylon chaps Saddle bags and two poop bags and a hay bag Assorted saddle bags including two RCMP Mosquito head covers

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Breast collars, yokes and collars Assorted harnesses and sets of hames Saddle blankets Anvil Horse shoe oven and shoes (new and used) Large assortment of halters, halter shanks, hackamores, nose baskets, sets of reins, bridles, bits, stirrups, lariats and much more

– Assorted landscaping edgers, hand rakes, spades and shovels – Scoop shovel and pick axe – 5th-wheel hitch – Three tractor seats – Snowmobile skis – Chains, come-alongs and dry belt – Side mirrors, wheel cover and hub caps – Plastic tote tank – Ornamental wheelbarrow – Children’s slide – Hockey sticks and dingy paddles – Cart with hitch on rubber wheels – Three small grocery carts – Light covers and mailbox


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Round kitchen table with 3 chairs Breadmaker Canning jars Iron bed frame Coffee table Propane burner and pot Children’s wagon and sleigh Two outdoor lounge chairs and lawn chairs

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Two kitchen stoves Wash stand with pitcher Two hand saws Mirror/hat stand and mirror/hat hanger Wooden skiis and old skate blades Six painted tractor seats on stands Vintage windows Glass jugs and lanterns Assorted steel wheels



Vanguard welder with 9 hp gas engine Oxy/acetylene cart Clark Weld 13EN Mig welder Cement mixer and trowels Plus much more 10’ feeder and round bale feeder Beam scale Interlocking silo blocks 18.4x24 backhoe tire Gopher leg traps Wooden barrels with lids


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Fraudulent cattle purchases in Tofield By Murray Green

A report was received by the Alberta RCMP Livestock Investigation Unit regarding the alleged fraudulent purchase of cattle in Tofield on August 19. The Alberta RCMP Livestock Investigation Unit’s investigation determined suspects had allegedly purchased cattle with a fraudulent cheque and transported the cattle out of province without brand inspection. Livestock Ser-

vices of Saskatchewan were called to assist and a location was identified where the cattle were believed to be grazing. Then, on September 2, the RCMP Unit, with assistance of Livestock Services of Saskatchewan, executed a search warrant in Spiritwood, SK, seizing two purebred Black Angus bulls and locating evidence of additional cattle. Later, on September 16, a subsequent search war-

rant was executed, where Alberta RCMP Livestock Investigation Unit recovered cattle subject of alleged fraud committed by the same suspects in Thorsby and Lloydminster, SK. A total of 19 animals were seized and identified through registered livestock brands and/or registered purebred tattoos. Shanon and Shane Hoff, both of Two Hills, have been charged with Fraud Over $5,000 and

are scheduled to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on Oct. 18. Alberta RCMP Livestock Investigation Unit investigators encourage all livestock owners to brand their cattle and horses, as this is the primary means of ownership identification and, in most cases, relied upon for successful prosecution. It is notable that the Hoffs are believed to have been involved in similar

business transactions. As such, the RCMP is asking anyone with information about similar incidents to contact the Unit at 403-598-6991, or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the P3 Tips app.

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RCMP Cpl. Cleveland given high honour By Lori Larsen

Wetaskiwin /Camrose RCMP Unit Commander of Wetaskiwin Integrated Traffic Unit, Corporal Trent Cleveland, formerly of Killam RCMP detachment, was recently honoured with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), 2021 40 Under 40 Award. The award recognizes 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world, who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession. Cleveland was nominated for the award by Killam RCMP Constable Jake Rains and, as the only RCMP member on the IACP 40 Under 40 list this year, Cleveland said he is honoured and proud to have been selected. Cleveland, who was born and raised in Camrose, began his career with the RCMP 13 years ago (2008), with his first posting in Fort Vermilion, with time in La Crete (Enhanced). He transferred to Camrose in 2011, then over to the Wetaskiwin detachment in 2017. He was then posted to Killam (2017-2018), where he spent the next four plus years, three-and-a-half years as acting Sergeant (detachment commander). During his time there, he did a stint in Consort (September 2018 to March 2019) and was responsible for amalgamating the Consort and Coronation detachments. He returned to Killam in 2019, where he took on the task of amalgamating Killam and Viking detachments. “This allows the detachments to share resources,” he explained. “The Killam/Viking amalgamation was a project I completed for the RCMP Management Development Program.” In 2021, he took on his current posting as Com-

mander of the Wetaskiwin Integrated Traffic Unit. “Traffic tends to have a negative image by the public, while, with our job there are expectations to conduct traffic stops and possibly hand out violation tickets, it is still important to stay community based.” In his posting at Killam, Cleveland quickly became known for being dedicated to building strong positive partnerships between the community and the RCMP. “When I got into a supervisory role, it became part of my mandate to maintain the human aspect of policing. Get involved in the community, attend community events, have town hall meetings.” The detachment has done an amazing job of building those relationship, with initiatives such as pumpkin carving and Christmas posters for children (school). “We would have the children carve pumpkins then bring them into the detachment, where we display them. And the Christmas Poster they created, we used as our Christmas cards.” Initiatives such as this and his strong advocacy for the well-being and recognition of all RCMP members are the foundations of his leadership and have served him well. “We (Killam detachment) had great support from the community, especially other stakeholders such as Victim Services,” said Cleveland. “It is important to get out and talk to the community stakeholders–schools, parents, youth –and let them see the positive side of policing, that we are not just a uniform or badge. We, too, have families and we, too, are people.” Cleveland remarked that he was blessed to have had such a positive and supportive upbringing. “Being born and raised in Camrose, my mom and dad always put us children

Submitted Corporal Trent Cleveland was honoured with the International Chiefs of Police 2021, 40 Under 40 Award for demonstrating exemplary leadership and commitment to the policing profession.

first. We were always kept busy doing something and that is probably why I ended up being a police officer.” Cleveland’s brother is also a police officer with Camrose Police Service, and his sister is a teacher. Trent’s wife is a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital (Unit 4) and they are happily raising their own brood of little Clevelands–three boys and a girl. It is apparent by his continued success in his career that having strong support systems and the sense of family has filtered into his work life.

The 40 Under 40 award isn’t the first accolade Cleveland has received in recognition for his outstanding commitment to the betterment of his Service, but also community. He is also the recipient of the Scott Burko Memorial Award for his part in the RCMP Supervisory Development Program, and was recognized for his remarkable contributions by the community of Killam during a Community Recognition Night hosted by Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely. The Commissioned Officer in charge of East-

ern Alberta district, Chief Superintendent Reimer, has also honoured Trent with a certificate of appreciation (Honours and Recognition), along with a coveted Challenge Coin for his dedication and contribution to the Eastern Alberta District. Based on advice from his father to “just keep moving forward”, Cleveland is excited to be able to bring his passion and vision into his new position, to continue building on the best policing service he can provide, and being a mentor to all those around him.

Second quarter crimes increased within County By Murray Green

Crimes within the We t a s k i w i n - C a m r o s e RCMP encatchment area increased this summer, the RCMP told Camrose County council on September 28. A total of one corporal and four constables are assigned to the Camrose area. “Two constables were transferred out and two came in from Wetaskiwin, so Camrose still has been given a full compliment of members,” said Inspector Keith Durance. “The mayor of Wetaskiwin lobbied the provincial govern-

ment for more officers for the Wetaskiwin area, and they received 10 more officers. With our partnership that was formed a year ago, Camrose also benefits from having more officers nearby.” Compared to last year, persons crime increased 37 per cent and property crime was up 17 per cent in the second quarter of reporting. “These percentages are showing an upward trend. Be cognisant of the fact that our numbers are small, so if they go up five or six calls for service, it shows

large per cent increases,” explained Insp. Durance. Property crimes increased 17 per cent, with five more reported this year. Theft of motor vehicles went up 40 per cent, with six more cases, and theft under $5,000 went up 45 per cent, with 14 more cases than the year before. Sexual assault cases went from zero in 2020 to eight in 2021. The number of uttering threats cases went from five last year to seven this quarter. “Going from zero to eight really drives up the percentages.

Five of them were history, meaning they happened in another year, but for whatever reason, they were reported in this quarter,” shared Insp. Durance. “We are actually leveling out now, down 40 per cent in September in crimes, so the numbers will level out by the end of the year.” Offender management in Camrose County currently has two subjects being monitored and checked to ensure compliance with their release orders and conditions. “We are seeing more

metal theft in the Camrose area, such as copper and catalytic converters. We have a lot of stolen license plates. We had a program of sending out locking screws that has been halted with COVID-19, but we hope to get that going again,” he added. Joint intelligence and investigations with Camrose Police Service is ongoing. That includes drug investigations, prolific offender tracking, property crime tips and intelligence reporting. Continued on page 8

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Clearview Public Schools, in consultation with Alberta Health Services and Alberta Education, shifted Donalda School to temporarily to online at-home learning until a planned return to in-class learning on Wednesday, October 6. The school community was alerted on September 19 that they had more than 10 per cent of students away due to illness, and made the transition to have Grades 1 to 9 do athome learning. Instruction and learning opportunities were offered using a combination of online and paperbased materials.

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There is no health without mental health By Murray Green

As the pandemic continues to impact the health of many around the world, Alberta Health Services wants to remind Albertans to take care of their physical health and their mental health as people celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week October 3 to 9 and World Mental Health Day, October 10. By the age of 40, about 50 per cent of Canadians have had or have a mental illness. Remember, if you are struggling, you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you. Several things can help improve a person’s mental health. Building a healthy routine, limiting social media use, and learning to manage worries as well as mindfulness and other

coping skills all can have a positive impact. Create a healthy routine that can include physical activities, such as a walk around the neighbourhood and a regular sleep schedule, as well as self-care strategies, such as mindfulness or meditation. Connecting with others can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health. Resources and supports, such as Text4Hope and Togetherall, are available to help you or someone you know. Go to www.albertahealthservices. ca/helpintoughtimes. Talk with your partner, your family healthcare provider or someone else you trust. Call the mental health helpline toll free at 1-887-303-2642, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Provincial Hunting Day recognized in Alberta By Lori Larsen

The Alberta provincial government formally designated September 25, the fourth Saturday of September, as Provincial Hunting Day, coinciding with the Youth Hunting Initiative on the same day. The day is intended to recognize the long-standing tradition of ethical hunting and the efforts of citizens and agencies in conserving Alberta’s natural resources. Across the province, hunting groups hosted events and provided mentoring opportunities for first-time hunters. “Provincial Hunting Day recognizes the importance of hunting to families and communities across the province,” said Alberta Environment and Parks minister Jason Nixon. “Hunting is an activity that strengthens our bonds with family and friends, creating lifeenriching moments and lasting memories. It also plays an important role in helping the province meet its conservation goals.” Nixon reported that hunting activity generates hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity annually, making it a key economic driver in small towns throughout Alberta. He also indicated that Alberta has seen an overall increase in hunting participation rates over the last 10 years, especially among women. “This is not surprising, given that Alberta’s diverse landscape and strong biodiversity offer some of the world’s most memorable hunting experiences.” According to the 2020/21 Alberta Hunting report, 147,996 total hunt-

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ers hunted in Alberta, demonstrating a continued passion for the sport of ethical hunting. Unfortunately, like any sport, hunting sees its share of unethical participants tainting the sport with unlawful behavior. In 2020, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branches across the province were kept busy dealing with over 2,045 hunt-

ing related enforcement actions. The top five offenses included: unlawful possession of wildlife; hunting without a licence; loaded firearm on vehicle/boat/ aircraft; hunting during a closed season; and failure to carry a licence while hunting. With archery season now underway in most of the province for most

big game, it is important for hunters to be totally familiar with the 2021 Hunting Regulations. For more information, view the Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations at albertaregulations.ca/ 2 0 21- A lb e r t a - Hun t in gRegulations.pdf or pick up a copy at local participating licence issuer locations and local Fish and Wildlife


Offices that are open to public. If at any time you suspect suspicious or illegal hunting and fishing activity, serious public lands abuse or encounter dangerous wildlife, report it to Report a Poacher by telephoning toll free, 24 hours /seven days a week, 1-800-642-3800 or online at www.ab-conservation. com/report-a-poacher/.

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cated that he will opt out of the councillor position if elected due to family health concerns. Polling station locations in Camrose County are: Division 1, Bashaw Community Centre and Meeting Creek Hall; Division 2, New Norway Community Hall; Division 3, Rosalind Community Hall or Kelsey Hall; Division 4, Camrose County office or Bittern Lake Community Hall; Division 5, Ohaton or Bawlf Community Hall; Division 6,

Kingman or Round Hill Community Hall; Division 7, Hay Lakes Community Hall or Armena Lutheran Church. If you are unable to vote on Election Day, Camrose County will be holding an advance poll on October 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the County administration office for all divisions. The Alberta Government requires that municipalities hold the senate election and vote on provincial referendum questions in conjunction with the municipal election. When you arrive at the voting station, you will be given ballots for these items. Flagstaff County

Councillors Richard Manning, Jeffrey Eckstrand, Melvin Thompson, Donald Kroetch and Howard Shield were all acclaimed in Flagstaff County.

Voters in Division 2 will have a choice between Jeanette Herle or Mat Ponto. In Division 6, both Kelsey Ness and Larry Hiller are running for the position as councillor. Polling station locations in Flagstaff County are at Division 1, Alliance Community Hall, 114, 1st Avenue East, Alliance; Division 2, Forestburg Community Hall, 5402-50 Avenue West, Forestburg; Division 3, Lougheed Senior’s Centre, 501450 Street, Lougheed; Division 4, Killam Senior’s Centre, 4929-50 Street, Killam; Division 5, Heisler Senior Centre, 123 Main Street, Heisler; Division 6, Flagstaff County Office, Administration office, 12435 TWP RD 442, Sedgewick; Division 7, Daysland Community Hall, 4602-51 Avenue, Daysland.

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Partners on water supply projects By Murray Green

You can take advantage of two types of project streams available to producers under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Water program, on-farm irrigation projects and on-farm water supply projects. On-farm irrigation projects help improve the efficiency of existing onfarm irrigation systems, which can save producers’ water and energy costs. Grants for these efficiency improvements can be

used to purchase system upgrades such as sprinkler nozzles, pump modifications, control panel upgrades, and variable rate irrigation equipment, or the purchase of new onfarm systems to replace older, less-efficient ones. On-farm water supply projects assist primary producers to effectively and efficiently manage their on-farm water resources to ensure access to water supply is available. Under this stream, there are two categories of

projects. Standard incentive projects include new or expanded water sources, such as wells, dugouts, spring development, cisterns, and unshared pipelines. Special incentive projects help protect the long-term viability of water supplies, including well decommissioning, well pit conversion, and wetland assessments. Eligible expenses will be cost-shared at 25 per cent grant and 75 per cent applicant, except for special incentives, which

are cost-shared at 50/50 up to various maximums, depending on the stream. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a fiveyear, $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that began in April 2018. In Alberta, it represents a federalprovincial investment of $406 million in strategic programs and initiatives for the agricultural sector.

Camrose RCMP Corporal Kevin Krebs went over some local items with council. Stolen light plant was recovered with a value of $50,000 by using undercover officers. Stolen motor vehicles and property located on Hay Lakes property was valued at approximately $300,000. “A search warrant with the CPS in Camrose County led to $100,000 worth of drugs GHB located and stolen property recovered from multi-jurisdictional area including Camrose County,” said Cpl. Krebs. In April, RCMP recovered several stolen firearms from a residence, and one suspect, who also had links to Maskwacis and Two Hill detachments, was located and charged to three years in jail. Additional stolen firearms were recovered. In May, a prolific offender was located in Camrose County and arrested. “A prolific offender was located and charged from thefts in Hay Lakes and was also involved in theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000 from Camrose,” shared Cpl. Krebs. In July, RCMP recovered two skid steers, valued over $120,000, that were stolen from within the County, linked to a Bashaw incident, where a police vehicle was rammed. “A police dog was brought out and both individuals were located,” noted Cpl. Krebs. Two prolific offender suspects were located by Wetaskiwin members. A male and female, both prolific offenders, were located near Tillicum Beach and a large quantity of drugs, handgun, various other weapons, body armour and $7,500 cash were located. “Both suspects are currently being held in jail.” In August, a prolific offender, located in Cold Lake, had links to a break and enter in Camrose County. In August, a cargo trailer was found that was stolen from Camrose County a month before. “With assistance from the Killam detachment, two prolific offenders in Camrose County were detained. With the assistance of Wetaskiwin Traffic, we found break-in tools and drugs, and stolen property was recovered,” Cpl. Krebs added. An abandoned motor vehicle was located on a property near Bittern Lake, and a stolen generator worth $5,000 was recovered.