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Kinettes Club of Camrose

The Kinettes Club of Camrose, with well over 60 years of history helping women and children in and around Camrose can-can, and will, make a difference again this holiday season! This small but dedicated group is gearing up for their annual

Silent Santa Drive-up/Drop-off/Drive-away Christmas Toy Drive Your contributions of toys or cash (used for toy purchasing), or non-perishable food items (which will be forwarded to Neighbor Aid for distribution through Camrose Food Bank), will help make Christmas merrier for approximately 250 families who have personally asked for assistance confidentially, due to a temporary situation. For the past six years, this Toy Drive has been possible due to additional volunteer assistance of Camrose Fire Department, Camrose Kodiaks, and other Camrose Service Group members. Watch for the waving and smiling Kinettes, regardless of the weather, who will be gratefully accepting your gifts on Saturday, November 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the service road by Camrose Registry. Traditionally, there is a significant shortage of items for youth from ages 10 to 17. A reminder notification will be broadcast on Camrose Now! app. See page 2 for more information.

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Silent Santa collects toys, presents for children By Murray Green

Behind the scenes, the Camrose Kinette Club is busy preparing for the busiest time of the year– Silent Santa. Prior to the main event, the club is gearing up for the Countdown to Christmas Toy Drive, on Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We are collecting new, unwrapped gifts for those newborn to age 17. As well, we are collecting cash donations,” said club secretary Amanda Dyer. The beauty of this event is that patrons can drive up and make a donation without leaving their car. The drive will be held in front of Camrose Registry. “All our club members will be masked and taking COVID precautions during the event,” added Dyer. The club is also collecting nonperishable food for the food bank during the annual toy drive. “We work very closely with Neighbor Aid through Silent Santa, so we find it fitting to assist them during the holiday season.” The group is looking for gifts for all ages, however, the most needed group is those 12 and up.

“These can be difficult years to buy gifts for this age group.” Gift ideas include hair dryers, pocketbooks, gift cards for fast food restaurants, bowling gift certificates and movie gift certificates. “Our club uses the monetary donations to buy hygiene kits, colouring books, socks, soccer balls, crazy carpets, pyjama pants, night shirts and watches.” In the hampers, the club also includes mitts and hats for everyone. “Everyone deserves to be warm over the winter, and we all know you can never have too many mittens and hats around,” she said. Once the toy drive has wrapped up, the gifts will be sorted according to age and sex. “Neighbor Aid does all our intake. We then get a list with the child’s age and sex and we pack according to that.” The hampers are packed and passed off to the Merry Christmas Fund, who then distributes the toys with the food hampers. “We are so fortunate to work with Neighbor

Aid and the Merry Christmas Fund with this project. We’re grateful for all the work they do to make Christmas merry and bright for everyone.” The Kinette Club would also like to thank the Swans and Roses Lions Club for delivering the toy hampers to the Firehall. “Their help every year is so appreciated, they are definitely a cog in the wheel.” To donate this year, you can drop off your gifts at Superstore, Duggan Mall and Shuman Insurance. Cash donations can also be dropped off at Shuman Insurance. If you have questions about Silent Santa, call 780-678-4496. The deadline for donations is December 12, but the club will be collecting past the due date. To have your name added to the Silent Santa list, visit and read the instructions on how to apply. You can also call Neighbor Aid at 780-679-3221. Toys and food hampers will be delivered on December 18 by community volunteers.

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Frolicking or fretting?

I’m still grateful for our long warm blue-sky autumn this year–maybe the nicest fall I can remember. Even so, as I looked out the window at our first snow dump, I felt my annual heartsink. Yep, it’s here to stay. It’s officially winter. The heart-sink was followed by my annual mutter to myself about how an attitude adjustment toward winter would be useful. I know people whose favourite season is winter. Maybe you’re one of them. Skiing, skating, sledding. Enjoying brisk walks in crisp cold air. Invigorating. “So much you can do that’s fun,” said a winter-loving friend. I have a flashback. I’m somewhere in my 30s, in the busy years of work and children and community things, always more things to do than hours in which to do them… We’ve had a fresh dump of snow. It’s early evening, dark outside. I’m fretting about getting the driveway cleared so I can park and the sidewalks cleared so they are safe for walking. In the back yard, my elementary school-age son and his friend are frolicking in the snow. I can hear them laughing. I look out the back door window. In the porch light, I see them rolling around in the snow for the sheer joy of it. They’re throwing snowballs at each other and laughing. Their approach to snow is a lot more fun than mine! ***

More flashbacks. Winter driving on country roads. How soon will the snowplows be out? Will the plows get through before I have to drive? Will the treads on my snow tires be good enough? Can I make it to the highway? And what about the highway? Have the plows and sanding trucks made it through yet? I send mental thanks to the drivers, who go out as soon as possible after the snow stops, starting work at 3 a.m. to try to get at least the main highways and roads cleared and sanded before morning. Glad I don’t have their job. Glad they do their job. Another flashback: I’m sliding off an icy road into the ditch in the days before mobile phones. If it’s the highway, someone will drive by soon. In the country, maybe not so soon. Back to the present. I’m standing here in a warm home, looking out the window and remembering, so obviously, someone showed up on every one of the several occasions when I slid into a ditch somewhere. As I see traffic snarl-ups and fender benders after the first snow, I’m grateful that I’ve stopped driving. In an urban centre, it’s possible to do everything I want to do without having a car. Lucky me. ***

I no longer have to think about winter driving. Now I think about winter walking. Snow is okay for walking. Snow has traction. My winter boots are high so even if deep snow slows me down, it’s not scary. But ice? Ice is scary. The treads on my snow boots are great with snow, but not helpful on ice. I wonder if every person in my age group worries about slipping on ice and breaking a bone. Then I try not to think about it. Better to think about treading carefully and being safe. Better to think about what I do want, rather than what I don’t want. Hard to remember, though, when I’m at that icy patch under some trees where snow melts and then freezes. There isn’t an easy way to avoid that icy patch. ***

Yep, another winter is here to stay. After all these years, I still have not learned to enjoy it. Given that winter is inevitable in Central Alberta, perhaps this is the winter when I take the opportunity for an attitude adjustment. How about you? Do you relish winter? Dread it? Are you neutral? ***

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“Who wrote the Alberta Government’s new curriculum?” asks a recent ad from the ATA. I have been adamant that teachers did not write the K-6 draft curriculum. It is an inadequate, cobbled-together disaster. If teachers had been collaboratively involved, there would be clearly communicated outcomes and engaging sequences of learning, where each new skill builds on the ones before. There would be recognition that young children move from concrete to abstract thinking and learn new things by connecting to their own experiences and prior knowledge. There would be recognition of how much can be “covered” in the instructional minutes for each subject. The draft curriculum fails on all these counts. I have a theory that some of the curriculum was written by a cut-rate curriculum company in the States. That would explain the references to “reservations” instead of “reserves,” the reference to “Canadian units of measurement” and the Social Studies task where students originally were told to take out a map of Alberta and calculate the distance from Regina to Duck Lake (both in Saskatchewan). When the UCP came to power, they tore up the memorandum of understanding with the ATA that had teachers working collaboratively with Alberta Education to create curriculum. Yet the UCP continues to maintain that teachers were involved in the “development” of the curriculum during the seven months (Source: Alberta Education) that it took to completely rewrite every subject in Grades K-6. What might that teacher involvement have looked like? During a Have Your Say session, when I asked about teacher input, the presenter referenced 102 selected teachers, labelled a “working group”, who got two days (minus time lost to technical difficulties) on Zoom to give (easily ignored) feedback after the draft was completed. When I asked who wrote the curriculum, I was referred to a webpage that said nothing except that the muchpublicized, seriously underqualified “advisors” did not write the curriculum. Perhaps some of the draft curriculum was writ-

ten by teachers seconded to Alberta Education? An anonymous post in the Facebook group Albertans Reject Curriculum Draft described a seconded teacher working in isolation from home and being told, “Write this. Like this.” Little input. No collaboration. That teacher was stressing about returning to school in the fall and having to explain his/her part in the failed curriculum. Karen Green, Sherwood Park Mutations

I do believe in researching everything instead of accepting anything and everything which is broadcast on our media. The Delta variable of COVID-19 is 133 per cent more deadly than the original COVID-19 strain. There is another offshoot from the original Delta variant, which contains two mutations in it’s spike protein, which allows the virus to penetrate human blood cells. These mutations are known as Y145H and A 222V, which have been found in other variants dating back to the earliest stages of the pandemic. Francois Balloux, the director of the University College London’s genetics institute, has estimated AY.4.2 could be up to 10 per cent more transmissible than the original Delta variant. Now, the average Camrose person may not have understood all of this, just as long as they know that a mutation happens when there are changes to the original virus code. Spike proteins are what keep the virus alive. The vaccine can better defend and stop people from dying. This is not a 100 per cent guarantee that you will not get this virus. It just makes your chances of survival a lot better than if you do nothing. Lorne Vanderwoude, Camrose Higher fees

I attended the Camrose City council committee of the whole meeting on Monday, just to get a feel for the new mayor and council in action. I was more than surprised that on the agenda was a missive from City administration that there needs to be a five per cent across the board increase in all fees. There was little information as to why this increase was so urgently needed other than it was to provide for “poten-

tial inflationary increases” in 2022. Yes, taxpayers, council has been charged by City administration to cause inflation of five per cent to all its ratepayers by increasing user fees to provide money to pay for inflation? This five per cent increase is in all user fees, utility rates, permits and nearly all of the other fees that the taxpayer has levied upon them by the City of Camrose. Yes, families, more for swimming, hockey, golf, etc. Seniors–your walking passes are going up. Homeowners and businesses–beware of increases in water and sewer as well as some additional franchise fees that will mean higher gas and electrical bills. I followed up with administration as to how much more revenue the five per cent in fees would provide and what costs it was intended to cover. I did receive a very timely response, but was not provided that information. Let me put this in perspective. Last year, the previous council put in place a budget for year 2022, largely to provide the opportunity for the new council to get on its feet and get some understanding on municipal operations and financing prior to having to deal with a budget. Now the first item brought to the agenda by City administration, to a new and very inexperienced Council, is to increase the costs to all its residents by five per cent. Let me also convey that the operating surplus for the year 2020 was $6,792,366. There is no urgency or emergency for funding. So why is a new council being charged with making decisions on items it has little knowledge or exposure to when there is no need? Did I mention that the five per cent increase will affect all residents and businesses? The bylaw is scheduled to come to council for approval on December 6. I would hope that council, and all us taxpayers, would put a total hold on this silliness until the next full budget wherein all factors could be considered other than “inflationary increases”. David W. Kotyk, Camrose

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Kodiaks need shootout to weather Storm By Murray Green

Michael Horon scored in a shootout to lead the Camrose Kodiaks to a 3-2 win over the Grande Prairie Storm in Alberta Junior Hockey League action on November 14. Grande Prairie scored first and Owen Dean tied the game later in the period. The Storm went ahead again in the second on the only tally in the middle frame. In the third, Carson Brisson garnered the equalizer for the Kodiaks. After no goals were scored in the third period, a shootout took place to determine the extra point. Goalie Logan Willcott made 24 of 26 saves in the Camrose net. Camrose recorded 29 shots on goal. The Whitecourt Wolverines scored three goals in the third period to knock off the Kodiaks 4-2 on November 13. Whitecourt netted the first tally before Graydon Gotaas evened the score in the opening period. Camrose netted the only marker in the middle frame, coming off the stick of Dean. Goalie Spencer Welke stopped 28 of the 31 shots he faced, while Camrose fired 34 at the Whitecourt cage. The Kodiaks are home on November 23 to take on the Olds Grizzlys. They also host the Bonnyville Pontiacs on November 26, Canmore Eagles on November 28 at

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25 Years Ago This Week – from Nov. 26, 1996 edition • Fall Focus, a popular women’s conference, celebrated its 10th anniversary at Camrose Regional Exhibition. Cutting a cake to celebrate the occasion were Marian Williams, who created Fall Focus and Mildred Luz, who has been on the organizing committee of Fall Focus since the beginning. • City Council gave first reading to bylaws that will see rates for water and sewer increase by 1.5%. If approved, the average residential monthly utility bill would increase by fifty cents to a dollar. In other business, Council authorized a public tender to replace three half-ton and one three-quarter-ton truck at a net cost of $77,000. • Jason Dufresne, son of Lawrence and Denise Dufresne, graduated with Distinction from The Alberta College of Art and Design with a Diploma in Visual Arts. • The Festival of Trees attracted eight to ten thousand people to the CRE over the weekend. Chamber President, Bob Prestage; Camrose County Reeve, Jack Lyle; President of the Citizen Advocacy Board, Helen Grattidge; and Mayor Norm Mayer lit sparklers to open the event.

50 Years Ago This Week – from Nov. 23, 1971 edition • Mr. Duff Layton, Sr, will join the Camrose County recreation staff as Park Supervisor at Tillicum Beach. In addition to being responsible for the operation of the concession, Mr. Layton will also be involved in the development of the area. • Kinsmen President, Blair Lynch presented the major prize at the Kinsmen Bingo, a Ski-doo Olympique 335, trailer, suit, helmet, boots and mitts to winner Diane Kuefler of Camrose. Other lucky winners of Ski-doos were August Delke, Edmonton; LeRoy Johnson, Camrose; Tim O’Connor. Wetaskiwin; and Frank Starcheski, Round Hill. • Chester Sayers of Meeting Creek and former social credit member of the Legislature of Alberta for the Camrose Constituency was honoured at a banquet on November 26th. Gordon Taylor, minister of highways and transportation was the guest speaker. • Real Caouette, 54-year old leader of the Social Credit Party of Canada, addressed a gathering of about 300 people in the Elks Hall. He briefly reviewed the history of the social credit movement from the Major Douglas Concept of 1918 through the Wm. Aberhart era in the ‘30s and ‘40s to the present.

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New Norway holds Remembrance services By Murray Green

The Duhamel Historical Society held its annual Remembrance Day service outdoors at the New Norway cenotaph on November 11. The ceremony included a flag-raising by Matthew Trautman and Luke Mills, the Act of Remembrance and names of the local fallen was read by Leigh Kvill, and In Flanders Fields was read by Jane Faught. Commitment to Remem-

ber was read by Grace Trautman and Tanner Mills. Wreaths were laid by president Odean Trautman, longtime Legion member George Calvin and Camrose County Reeve Cindy Trautman. Songs were sung by Mary Jane and Norman Skretting, an original Remembrance Day poem was read by Scott Enarson, and Why Wear a Poppy read by Marilyn Blair were special features of the ceremony.


Jane Faught Photo From left, Luke Mills, Matthew Trautman, Grace Trautman, Tanner Mills and Josh Mills stand beside the display of Remembrance poppy stones decorated by New Norway students and placed by the cenotaph.

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BRCF honoured with Friends of Education award By Lori Larsen

On November 14, at an Alberta School Board Association Friends of Education Award ceremony, Battle River Community Foundation was among the award recipients recognized and honoured for their commitment in improving education for Alberta students and significant contribution to education in Alberta. BRCF was nominated as a recipient of the ASBA Zone 4 2021 Friends of Education Award by Battle River School Division (BRSD) for the outstanding and longtime role the Foundation has played in supporting quality learning for central Alberta students. “We appreciate the Foundation’s ability and willingness to provide support to our Division’s schools and programs,” commented BRSD superintendent of schools Rita Marler. “We also appreciate their understanding and respect for the authority of the school division in determining the most educationally appropriate ways to use those funds and provide programs.”

Submitted Battle River Community Foundation board members Neil Lunty and Imogene Walsh accept the award on behalf of the Foundation. About BRCF

Battle River Community Foundation is a not-forprofit charitable foundation which was established in 1995, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020. The purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds in order to support communities. The Foundation receives and invests donations, then gives back the annual income to local projects and activities. Supporting learning

BRCF has been, and continues to be a strong supporter of schools, school divisions and educational programs.

Over the 25 years BRCF has been operating, the organization has provided more than $1.5 million in financial support to educational institutions and programs. The first grant made by the BRCF was a scholarship to a student in Battle River School Division in 1996, and since then, BRCF has given financial support to educational programs and activities virtually every year. In addition to direct financial aid, BRCF board members have as individuals sought creative ways to entice donors to create scholarships, grants and programs that support education and the wellbeing of students. Thousands of east central Alberta public school students have benefited from the nominee’s actions. The Foundation has provided students with learning supports such as Chromebooks and musical instruments; supported wellbeing through the provision of breakfast programs, mental health programs and playground equipment; broadened students’ thinking about the environment by supporting watershed education, recycling programs and garden plots; and enabled a smoother transition to post-secondary schooling through provision of scholarships. A significant portion of the Battle River Community Foundation’s financial support has been given to the Battle River School Division, which is the local school division whose geographic area overlaps most closely with the Foundation, and which has the largest local student population. Support has also been provided to Elk Island Catholic Schools, Clearview School Division and Buffalo Trail School Division. “We feel very fortunate to have had a sustained, positive relationship with the Battle River Community Foundation,” noted BRSD board chair Karen Belich. “Their ongoing dedication and commitment to supporting education is a meaningful statement in its own right, and their decades of financial support has made many things possible for our students. We are grateful.” In 2009, members of the BRCF board approached BRSD with the idea of working in partnership to create a summer literacy program (Reading University) for lower elementary children not yet reading at grade level. Since the program was first offered in July 2009, hundreds of students from across the Battle River area have participated and

Philanthropist Jennifer Orcheski, talking with Kevin Gurr, Chairman of the BRCF.

Can anyone be a Philanthropist?

ABSOLUTELY! Philanthropy is a marvelous quality that we all have within us. It’s a generosity of spirit, a desire to help, and a firm belief that you can make a real difference in your community regardless of how much or how little you have to give. Jennifer Orcheski, philanthropist, has the spirit. She is shown in conversation with Kevin Gurr, Chairman of the Battle River Community Foundation. Jennifer feels fortunate to have been born and raised in the Camrose area. When she travels to other places around the world, she appreciates all that we have, even more. That is why she feels that it is important to support the community in which she was raised. Additionally, the way the Foundation has been set up makes a lot of sense to her. She doesn’t need to decide every year which causes to support because she knows the Community Foundation is all encompassing and is designed

to provide support wherever there is a need. This makes giving back very simple. At the end of the day, because the Battle River Community Foundation was established as an endowment, she finds it comforting to know that her decision to give back to her community through the foundation during her lifetime will continue to have a positive impact long after she is gone. The Battle River Community Foundation can help you fulfill your philanthropic dream – big or small – right here at home. We can help you make your dream a reality. Philanthropy resides in everyone, and together we can make it flourish right here in our own backyard. Contributions received before year end will receive a charitable donation receipt that can be applied against your 2021 income taxes.

Contact one of our Board Members or Ambassadors or call the office today, and let’s get started!

Battle River Community Foundation BOARD MEMBERS Debbie Orcheski Stephen Kambeitz Garrett Zetsen 679-3130 679-0444 672-1195 Leon Lohner Neil Lunty Ben Paulson 672-5760 781-8170 781-4568

Kevin Gurr 679-4660 Rob Hauser 679-6542 Blain Fowler 672-3142

Jim Hampshire 384-2237

Karin Naslund 373-2114

AMBASSADORS Brandon Kroeger Corey Kudrowich 679-2515 679-5085

Dana Andreassen 679-0449 Kirstyn Rau 781-0191

Judy Larson 385-3568

David Ofrim By Reesor Darryl Schultz 672-3534 672-5709 672-7957 Foundation Office, 4906-46 Street, Camrose • 679-0449

James Mayer 672-4491

Imogene Walsh 679-6358

All contributions are greatly appreciated and will make a significant difference in YOUR community! have been supported, gaining basic literacy skills, confidence and even a love of reading. In addition to the more than $500,000 in financial support, members of the Foundation have acted as fundraisers and ambassadors for the program, as well as taking a hands-on role in registration events,

providing handwritten letters of support to students each year and organizing the program’s ‘graduation’ ceremony and more. The Foundation has also played a background support role in the development of similar programs in the communities of Red Deer and Grande Prairie. Continued on page 19

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City proposes fee increases By Lori Larsen

During the City of Camrose November 15 Committee of Whole meeting, administration presented a report on the annual fees and charges Bylaw for 2022, proposing the following changes as per the report. All fees and charges are proposed to increase by five per cent, based on direction provided by previous council with the following exceptions: • Youth ice rates in effect between January 1 and August 31, 2022 are proposed to stay the same as the present rate in order to maintain them at the rates in effect between September 1 and December 31, 2021; • Day pass fees for Shinny Hockey, Drop-In Night and the Running/Walking Track are proposed to increase by $1, in order to maintain a round fee that’s easily payable through cash; • Proposed rates for 2022 drop-in fees at the Aquatic Centre have been rounded off to the nearest $0.25 above a five per cent increase; • Rates related to recycling and residential solid waste collection have been left at their 2021 levels; • Assessment Review Board Complaint Fees for Residential and Non-Residential over $2 million have not been increased, as they are at their legislated maximums. Administration proposed the following additions: • Under Community Services: Golf Course– Packs, an 18-Hole “Twenty Pack” for $500, as a means of trying to attract more adult golfers; • Under Planning and Development Services: Development Permits, General Uses–a base rate of $200 per application has been reinstated for Industrial applications. Administration proposed the following removals: • Under Community Services: Golf Course–Golf Passes, the removal of all fees related to the “Super Senior” category and hold the senior rate for 2022 at the 2021 rate; • Under Public Works: Utilities–the removal of fees related to Custom Tapping Services; • Under Public Works–the removal of fees related to Ambulance Repairs and Maintenance, Labour without Equipment, and Supervisor’s Labour. Comments from council

Councillor Kevin Hycha inquired as to whether or not there was

an increase in the Pickleball fees. City of Camrose Community Services general manager Ryan Poole responded, “Based on discussion with previous council, they decided to charge the same drop-in fee as the Community Use Night, because the Community Use fee is increasing from $5 to $6, so too will the Pickleball fee.” Councillor Agnes Hoveland asked about the Super Senior Golf rates. Poole replied, “With regards to the Super Senior rate, our proposal there is to eliminate that rate and hold the Senior Rate stable for one more year, to simplify matters.” Poole added that in an effort to attract more younger golfers (20- to 55-year-olds have lowest numbers for use), the City implemented other packages. “We addressed green fee payers (who basically said), they can’t afford the roughly $1,200 for adult membership, or they don’t have enough time to justify $1,200. We are trying to draw in that crowd that we are losing because they are too busy to justify a whole season pass.” Councillor DJ Ilg inquired as to whether or not administration had compared other municipalities’ fees with comparable facilities for recreational use. Poole said every two to three years, the City does an in-depth comparison, adding that the comparison is not done just on facilities similar to that of Camrose, but also municipalities in similar situations to Camrose, such as travel times to other types of facilities. “That would eliminate facilities in and around Edmonton because they have a lot higher draw, their facilities are in higher demand. So that limits us to comparing to places such as Wetaskiwin, Lloydminster, Stettler or Brooks.” Ilg asked if the City has ever entertained doing an “all-access” type of pass. Poole replied. “The Aquatic Pass is an all-inclusive pass. It gives access to either of the two walking tracks, fitness facility and aquatic centre.” Poole added that while Camrose Golf Course may not have some of the features of golf courses in other municipalities, those municipalities may also not have access to a swimming pool, walking track or fitness facility such as Camrose. Councillor Ilg further asked if administration could provide the hightime/low-time usage rates for other municipalities, suggesting because there is not a large gap in Cam-

rose’s high-time/low-time usage rates that perhaps increasing the high-time usage rates and lowering the low-time usage rates may promote more downtime sales. Poole replied, “The low-time rates are only one of the rates offered during the low times. We also have school group rates, which actually schools take advantage of, and other user rates where the Kodiaks and Vikings get to have essentially the youth rate during the low times to come and practice to use up daytime hours. We actually get quite a bit of use out of both of those teams.” Poole did say that some user groups have expressed that even if there were no fees, they still would not be able to use the facilities during those downtime hours. Ilg asked if the rates for all (Camrose) arenas were the same. Poole said yes. “All that most users require is the ice and change rooms. The quality or quantity of the stands is not as important. The minor hockey groups (City’s biggest user of ice) are just as happy playing in the Border Paving or Max Arena as they are in Encana.” Ilg asked administration to present to council information regarding user times and peaks and where the City is experiencing downturns. “I thought we might be able to potentially come up with some ideas that might help run some different types of promotions to get users in on those downtimes.” Poole indicated administration could prepare some information for council to consider. Councillor Don Rosland inquired as to the history on why fees and charges were increased by previous council. City of Camrose manger Malcolm Boyd said that previous discussion with council at that time regarding what administration was experiencing with regards to fees and rates for services concluded with council at that time directing administration to consider a five per cent increase across the board and bring it to the next council. City of Camrose Community Development general manager Patricia MacQuarrie indicated two errors in the report that needed to be corrected prior to it returning to council at the December regular council meeting. Councillor Kevin Hycha asked if it would be feasible to consider rounding up or rounding down the amounts on some of the rates and fees. In conclusion, Boyd

clarified council’s direction to administration on Annual Fees and Charges Bylaw 3190-21. “I haven’t heard one thing change markedly from what we have shown. We have seen a request to look at some of the (arena) downtimes and I am trying to figure out how we would bring that back to council in a policy-type scenario. “We can certainly look at that and bring information back to council. The direction from council would be for administration to look for opportunities to provide promotions to eliminate downtimes. I can’t think of another policy where we would have that opportunity to provide that type of direction. If there is an interest in increasing the prime time rate on the arena to encourage people

to go to the low rate, that is direction, but I haven’t heard to do that with this, so I just want it to be clear. “Other than fixing a couple of typos and perhaps looking at some opportunities to get rid of spare change (rounding up or down fee amounts), we would attempt to bring back the bylaw that you have now.” The Fees and Charges Bylaw will return to Council at the December 6 regular council meeting for first reading. For complete details of the report on Bylaw 319021 Fees, Rates and Charges for Services Provided by the Municipality, visit the City of Camrose website at filepro/documents/60636.


Murray Green, Camrose Booster Owners Teresa and Tony Hoffman of Camrose Oil Alliance McDonald’s, the McDonald’s east end location at 3919-48 Avenue, cut a ribbon with Mayor PJ Stasko and general manager Joel Callanta to launch the new outlet on November 16.


Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster

The bond of brotherhood banded together in generosity when the 33rd Annual Camrose Brothers Golf Tournament representatives made a $1,740 donation to Camrose Neighbor Aid Center. Pictured left to right are Camrose Brothers Golf members Glenn Lyseng, Ken Duggan, Ross Shuman and Gordon Berg presenting to Camrose Neighbor Aid Center program director Jo-Anne Tweed.

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COVID TREND Monday, November 22

City of Camrose 70 active 325.9 active/100k 1463 cases (total*) 1360 recovered (total*) 33 deaths (total*)

Camrose County 22 active 254.4 active/100k 630 cases (total*) 606 recovered (total*) 2 deaths (total*)

Friday, November 19

City of Camrose 71 active 330.6 active/100k 1450 cases (total*) 1346 recovered (total*) 33 deaths (total*)

Camrose County 19 active 219.7 active/100k 623 cases (total*) 602 recovered (total*) 2 deaths (total*)

Thursday, November 18

City of Camrose 69 active 321.3 active/100k 1442 cases (total*) 1340 recovered (total*) 33 deaths (total*)

Camrose County 22 active 254.4 active/100k 621 cases (total*) 597 recovered (total*) 2 deaths (total*)

Wednesday, November 17

City of Camrose 71 active 330.6 active/100k 1437 cases (total*) 1333 recovered (total*) 33 deaths (total*)

Camrose County 26 active 300.7 active/100k 621 cases (total*) 593 recovered (total*) 2 deaths (total*)

Friday, November 12

City of Camrose 78 active 363.2 active/100k 1413 cases (total*) 1302 recovered (total*) 33 deaths (total*)

Camrose County 22 active 254.4 active/100k 610 cases (total*) 586 recovered (total*) 2 deaths (total*)

*Total since COVID started in early 2020 Check the Camrose Now! App for the most current COVID numbers.

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Alcohol Awareness By Lori Larsen

During the month of November, Alcohol Awareness Month, the Camrose CARE Coalition has been providing information on the sometimes sensitive topic of alcohol use and abuse, including alcohol awareness for youth and alcohol awareness for the workplace. The following information provided by the CARE Coalition focuses on lowrisk drinking to support healthy lifestyles. “National Addictions Awareness Week calls on all of us to learn more about issues related to substance use,” remarked CARE Coalition member Jennifer Willes. “This week is an opportunity to highlight ways in which all Albertans can play a role, big or small, to support one another in living addiction free.” Approximately 80 per cent of Albertans drink alcohol. “It is embedded in our society. Drinking is a personal choice and people drink for a variety of reasons: to feel better, to combat boredom, to deal with stress, to celebrate, to mourn, to fit in, to forget, because we can’t stop,” explained CARE Coalition member Tammy Richard. Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines are designed to help those 25-65 years old who choose to drink to decide when, where, why and how much, to reduce short- and long-term health risks. According to these guidelines, a standard drink is 1.5 ounces of hard alcohol, 5 ounces of wine, a 12-ounce cooler, or a 12-ounce beer. “It is also important to recognize that these are low-risk, not no-risk guidelines, and the guidelines set limits, not targets, for alcohol consumption,” said Willis, adding that a person can reduce long-term health risks by drinking no more than: • Women: 10 drinks per week, with no more than two per drinks a day, most days. • Men: 15 drinks per week, with no more than three drinks per day, most days. • Plan non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit. Willis and Richard both suggested that if you choose to drink, follow these Safer Drinking Tips. • Set limits for yourself and stick to them. • Plan to drink in a safe place. • Drink slowly. • For every drink of alcohol, have one non-alcoholic drink. • Eat before and while you are drinking. • Always consider your age, body weight and health problems that might suggest lower limits.

• Follow the recommendations in Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines. “Remember, zero alcohol is always the safest in the following situations,” advised Willis. • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. • Driving a vehicle or using machinery or tools. • Doing any kind of physical activity. • Living with mental or physical health problems. • Living with alcohol dependence. • Responsible for the safety of others. • Making important decisions. Richard added that creating alcohol-free connections in the community where you live, work and play will also be effective in reducing risks that accompany alcohol use and support your choice to avoid alcohol consumption. “Small steps toward wellness can make a big difference to the health of your family, your friends, your co-workers, your community and yourself,” said Richard. “Follow these ways to wellness to take care of your mental and physical health.” • Be kind–Be kind to yourself and others. • Practice gratitude– Embrace a positive outlook on life. • Eat healthy foods–Eat healthy to feel healthy. • Get active–Physical activity can improve your mood. • Be yourself–Appreciate how unique you really are. • Get your groove on– Music soothes the soul. • Laugh–Laughter is medicine for the mind and helps to reduce stress and tension. If you or someone you know are struggling with substances, telephone 8-1-1, Addiction and Mental Health office at 780-679-1241 or visit AHS online at help The Addiction Helpline is also available 24 hours a day by calling 1-866-332-2322. Visit to find Alcoholics Anonymous, a self-help support group, nearest you. If you are affected by someone else’s drinking, support and information are available through Al-Anon and Alateen at For more information on alcohol, visit the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and check out Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines and the Knowing your Limits with Alcohol: A Practical Guide to Assessing Your Drinking booklet. Tune in to next week’s edition of The Camrose Booster for information provided by the Camrose CARE Coalition on alcohol awareness and older adults.

NEW WATER FILL STATION The City of Camrose has a brand new water fill station, located at 3701-50 Street, with potable water for anyone (including neighbouring residents and businesses) to use! This station is accessible with your customer ID and PIN, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (The old water filling station at the Public Works facility will remain in use until December 3, 2021.) Go to to find out more.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster The staff at the Rona Camrose store collected $5,217 from customers, staff and Lowe’s Canada head office in September to donate to Camrose Neighbor Aid Center program director Jo-Anne Tweed to on behalf of the Food Bank. Making the Heroes Campaign presentation on behalf of Rona is local assistant manager James Burr.

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Re: Proposed Bylaw 3187-21

Re: Proposed Bylaw 3188-21

Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Section 606 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta and amendments thereto, PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that Council of the City of Camrose gave first reading to Bylaw 3187-21 on November 15, 2021.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Section 606 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta and amendments thereto, PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that Council of the City of Camrose gave first reading to Bylaw 3188-21 on November 15, 2021.

The purpose of Bylaw 3187-21 is to redistrict Lot 4A, Block 4, Plan 1023716 (5403-48 Avenue) from DC – Direct Control District to C2 – Highway Commercial District. The redistricting would allow for the applicant to construct a “Health Facility – Major” as described in Land Use Bylaw 2929-17; as amended.

The purpose of Bylaw 3188-21 is to provide for the closure of a road as follows:

A Public Hearing is scheduled to be held as follows: Date: December 20, 2021 Time: 5:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, City Hall, 5204-50 Avenue Any person who has an interest is encouraged to register for the Public Hearing or by submitting written comments for consideration by City Council no later than December 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. to: Attention: Kim Isaak, City of Camrose, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8. Note due to COVID-19 the Public Hearing may be held virtually and as such the City is requesting that submissions be submitted no later than December 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. by email to Notice is hereby given that Council may thereafter, without further notice, proceed with final approval of Bylaw 3187-21 at the regular Council Meeting on December 20, 2021. For additional information, contact Francisca Fredericks, Long Range Planner at telephone: 780-672-4428 or email:

A Public Hearing is scheduled to be held as follows: Date: December 20, 2021 Time: 5:00 p.m. Place: Camrose City Hall, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB Any person who has an interest is encouraged to register for the Public Hearing or by submitting written comments for consideration by City Council no later than December 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. to: Attention: Kim Isaak, City of Camrose, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8. Note due to COVID-19 the Public Hearing may be held virtually and as such the City is requesting that submissions be submitted no later than December 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. by email to Notice is hereby given that Council may thereafter without further notice proceed with final approval of Bylaw 3188-21 at the regular Council Meeting on December 20, 2021. For additional information, contact Francisca Fredericks, Long Range Planner at telephone: 780-672-4428 or email:

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Portion of lane to be CLOSED Bylaw 3188-21 50 Avenue

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PUBLIC NOTICE Re: Proposed Bylaw 3189-21 Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Section 606 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta and amendments thereto, PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that Council of the City of Camrose gave first reading to Bylaw 3189-21 on November 15, 2021.

A Public Hearing is scheduled to be held as follows: Date: December 20, 2021 Time: 5:00 p.m. Place: Camrose City Hall, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB Any person who has an interest is encouraged to register for the Public Hearing or by submitting written comments for consideration by City Council no later than December 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. to: Attention: Kim Isaak, City of Camrose, 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8.

51 Street

The purpose of Bylaw 3189-21 is to provide for the closure of undeveloped portion of road right-of-way located west of a developed rear lane servicing 51 Street properties and adjacent to 47 Avenue. Closing this portion of undeveloped road right-of-way and consolidating it with the adjacent municipal reserve parcel is a component of the larger Mirror Lake Re-Survey Project which will result in improved accuracy of current land uses. Undeveloped Road Rightof-Way to be CLOSED Bylaw 3189-21

Note due to COVID-19 the Public Hearing may be held virtually and as such the City is requesting that submissions be submitted no later than December 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. by email to Notice is hereby given that Council may thereafter without further notice proceed with final approval of Bylaw 3189-21 at the regular Council Meeting on December 20, 2021. For additional information, contact Francisca Fredericks, Long Range Planner at telephone: 780-672-4428 or email:

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Irish Rovers to stop at Lougheed Centre next spring

LOCAL BANDS HELPING LOCAL PEOPLE This year’s recipient is our very own RoseApolza volunteer

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Iconic Canadian band The Irish Rovers will be entertaining in Camrose next spring. The Irish Rovers will be performing at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, March 9. Over the last 55 years, Ireland has felt the impact of The Irish Rovers’ long career of bringing Ireland and Irish music to the rest of the world. The Irish Rovers formed in Toronto in 1963 and later moved to Calgary. In 1966, The Irish Rovers released their debut album. Since then, they have produced more than 45 albums in North America and many more internationally, with the band’s 2014 album 50 Years being touted as the greatest of their greatest hits. In 2018, it was the gold anniversary of “The Unicorn” hitting the top of the charts, which took The Rovers from folk clubs of America to concert halls and television sets worldwide. The Irish Rovers started with the then 16-yearold George Millar and 23-year-old Jim Ferguson, both new emigrants from Northern Ireland. They met in Toronto at an Irish function. They formed the first Irish Rovers for an amateur variety show in Toronto and were the winning entry. George’s cousin, Joe Millar, then immigrated to Canada as well. Joe, who played button-key accordion, harmonica, and sang traditional ballads, was recruited as he stepped off the plane. Their homeland now thanks the legendary band in a big way. The Rovers were honoured with an official Mayor’s Reception and sold-out gig in the their hometown of Ballymena, Northern Ireland for all they have done over the years for the music industry, and for promoting Ireland across North America and beyond. The band released a new album Saints and Sinners in 2020, but had to wait for 2022 to go on tour, which includes a stop at the Lougheed Centre.

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Big Valley Jamboree announces most acts, headliners for Camrose By Murray Green

Organizers of the Big Valley Jamboree announced headliners for the July 29 to 31, 2022 event at the Camrose Regional Exhibition. One of Alberta’s most popular summer music festivals, Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose usually draws about 90,000 music fans to the outdoor site. The festival opens

with a kickoff party on Thursday with Toque, The Road Hammers, Trace Adkins and Dustin Lynch on stage. Andrew Hyatt, Mackenzie Porter, Hunter Brothers, Terri Clark and headliner Dallas Smith will perform on Friday. Shawn Austin, Williams and Ree, The Dead South, Hardy and headlin-

er Eric Church are scheduled for Saturday. Kameron Marlowe, Michelle Wright, The Washboard Union, James Barker Band and headliner Tim McGraw are slated for Sunday. Another act is expected to be added each day at a later date.

Viking Cup book off the press By Murray Green

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Camrose author and founder of the Viking Cup Exchange Program LeRoy Johnson displays the newly released The Viking Cup book. A book signing and launch event will be held at the Fox & Fable Book & Game Café downtown on November 30. The book will also be available at the Augustana Vikings hockey games on December 3 (7:30 p.m. start) and 5 (puck drops at 6 p.m.).

The book about The Viking Cup: International Hockey: A Small College Town Scores Big Time, written by LeRoy Johnson, is hot off the press. A book launch on November 30 will be held at the Fox and Fable in downtown Camrose. LeRoy will also be showcasing and signing books at the Augustana Vikings hockey games on December 3 and 5 at the Recreation Centre. “I’m excited to have the book ahead of schedule, and

I’m looking forward to discussing the book and meeting people at the launch and at the games,” said LeRoy, the Viking Cup coordinator for 20 years. “The book does an excellent job of promoting the City of Camrose and Augustana Vikings hockey. It highlights the importance of relationships and community during difficult times, and how athletics and competition can bring those with differences together. This book is an important part of Camrose history. For

those interested in learning more about the book or what our team is up to this season, check out the Augustana Vikings Hockey Alumni Association website,” said Dean Prpick, AVHAA president. “The Viking Cup was on the leading edge of international hockey. The CanadaRussia series was in 1972, and we went over to Europe shortly after in 1974, which was the beginning of it all,” shared LeRoy, earlier this year. “In the book, I had to introduce Camrose. It is a story of bigness and littleness. It is a story of international hockey and various countries in the world, and the story of this little town on the prairies that brought these countries together,” LeRoy said. The Viking Cup was a world ice hockey tournament in Camrose from 1981 to 2006. In 2002, there was a mix of international and Canadian junior league allstar teams, which didn’t sit well with some clubs and fans. LeRoy will be donating the proceeds of the book to the Augustana Vikings hockey team, through the Alumni Association. To order a copy of the book, email AVHAA. or attend one of the launch events.

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The performance had gone on through a first act. An ensemble of jazz singers had sung their hearts out. A quartet of musicians played with enthusiasm we hadn’t seen in months. Our daughter sat with us watching, listening. The energy in the club seemed electric. Then, in the second act, she was invited to the stage to sing her part in a tribute to American composer Stephen Sondheim. But before singing a single note, Whitney Ross-Barris looked out over a nearly capacity room and paused with a big smile. “This is just the most exciting thing,” she said, “to be back singing in front of an audience.” That she sang with gusto and verve was no surprise to us–her mother and dad. But like all the other performers that night at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto, somehow her delivery had extra jump. Everybody seemed to rise to the occasion and put on the performance of a lifetime. And I was reminded of the Canadian rock band Chilliwack from 50 years ago. A chorus lyric in their 1971 hit-song “Rain-O” said it all: “If there’s no audience, there just ain’t no show.” Last week, I travelled to Alberta to fulfill a couple of long-standing commitments to present history talks publicly. My first stop was Camrose, a community about an hour’s drive southeast of Edmonton. There, at the invitation of Blain Fowler, publisher of The Camrose Booster newspaper, I took to the stage of the 102-year-old Bailey Theatre. It’s been closed through the entire pandemic. But Fowler wanted to revive the tradition of staging Remembrance events at the theatre and I’d agreed to come and speak. (All audience members had to prove full vaccination before entry.) Just like my daughter, I commented on the thrill of offering a public performance after two years of lockdowns. One of the Bailey Theatre patrons, who approached me after the show, captured the moment. “I think this is what normal feels like,” he said. Two nights later, I joined fellow historian David O’Keefe on stage at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, a satellite community east of Edmonton. Two years ago, when O’Keefe and I presented a “History Storytellers” evening recounting the experiences of Canadians on D-Day (75 years later), we promised we’d return in 2020 for a second history night recounting the Canadians’ liberation of the Netherlands in 1944-45. COVID killed that show. But David and I eventually delivered on the promise of performance last Friday night. As we were introduced by mutual friend and Canadian Forces veteran Tim Isberg, David and I could feel the buzz of the audience mounting. We stepped on stage to receive quite an ovation. I thought, “They’re really applauding that they’re enjoying being at an event…any event.” “Truth is we’d have walked all the way here from eastern Canada,” O’Keefe said out loud. Two years of static Zoom events have made us appreciate live, in-person appearances even more. I thought comedian Stephen Colbert summed up what returning to the public eye felt like. Back in the spring, the star of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. The pandemic had forced its closure for 460 days. When CBS announced its reopening in June, Colbert fussed over what he would say in his opening monologue. “So, how ya’ been?” he blurted out. Toward the end of the “History Storytellers” evening at the Festival Place in Alberta last Friday night, my colleague David O’Keefe and I asked for the lights up in the theatre to take questions. The final question of the night was posed by probably the youngest member of our audience. Sitting next to his mother, 12-year-old Chase Mardres thrust up his hand. “Mr. Barris, can you tell me about the most emotional part of writing your book Days of Victory?” “Sure,” I said, “but my answer probably won’t be very satisfying.” I told Chase and the audience that I had co-authored the first edition of the book in 1995 with my father Alex Barris. We had each gone out across the country–Dad to the East, I to the West–interviewing veterans about their wartime experiences. Then, we sat in a room with all those tapes and files and photographs and wrote the book. “When the book was published, seeing our names side by side on the cover, for me that was emotional to share the moment with my father, my mentor, my best friend,” I said. Chase came up to me afterwards and thanked me for my answer. “What a privilege to be in an audience,” he said, “witnessing your stories.” “No, Chase,” I suggested. “Until the pandemic came along, we’ve taken the opportunity to speak in public for granted. The privilege of telling those stories was all mine.”


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Augustana professor’s book, collection of legacy books By Lori Larsen

University of Alberta Augustana Campus Faculty professor of English Roxanne Harde, along with former Augustana, English major, student Lindsay (Hartman) Yakimyshyn, worked on a book entitled The Legacy Book in America, 1664-1792 features a collection of Legacy texts written by five colonial American women and two girls. The poignant texts are filled with instructions to the women’s children, or in some cases husbands, biblical passages and comforting thoughts in anticipation of the authors’ possible death. Harde, who is trained in early American literature, began the book in 2008. “I was just a couple of years into my position at Augustana and I had a Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) standard research grant to work on early American women’s writings. At the same time, I had been interested in legacy books as a women’s genre since my graduate school course work, when I took an early modern British literature course on women’s writings and one of the texts that popped up on that was a Legacy book.” Harde said that although legacy books are not necessarily written just by women, it seemed women wrote a lot of them through the early modern period, generally while pregnant, with a mindset that they were likely going to die in childbirth. “I was fascinated with these legacy books,” said Harde, adding that the writings were not just about providing teachings on the physical survival, but the survival of their children’s souls. “These women were all deeply religious. “And they were incredibly loving. The tone of them

was pretty tender all the way through.” As an Americanist working on the archives for her dissertation, Harde discovered early American legacy books by women. “I thought this would be a nice offshoot that I could putter away at. I always wanted to do a scholarly transcribing from early text using archival text–early printed books, transcribe the book itself, then drop in all kinds of annotations to clarify what is actually going on in the book.” Harde explained that the legacy books are filled with religious references and biblical passages. “Almost every sentence can yield up a note for some of these books.” While working on the project, Harde was joined by Lindsay. “She took a class or two with me. I had this funding, so I hired her to be my research assistant, and out of that came a directive reading that she did with me on these legacy books.” The two continued to work on annotations and transcriptions until the completion. “The voices of women and especially girls through the colonial period were silenced,” said Harde. “These books would be published, almost like a Sunday book manual. Female parishioners would have been told to read these books.” The first of the legacy books was by Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear Children (1664). “She was actually the first published writer in the colony. She had been writing poetry her whole life and then immigrated in 1630 after having been in New England for not quite 20 years. Her brother-in-law collected them and took them to England,

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster University of Alberta Augustana Campus English professor Roxanne Harde’s recently published book The Legacy Book in America, 1664-1792 is a collection of legacy texts written by five colonial American women and two girls.

where they were published by a good publisher. After Bradstreet’s death, all her poetry was collected by her children and put together, including the mother’s legacy book entitled To My Dear Children. “It starts with a letter that her children would not have seen until after she died, and a bunch of poems and meditation, including divine and moral advice for her children.” Harde said the children copied (handwrote) out the whole book so each would have their own copy. “Two of those copies survived, which were put together in the 1960s.” Other texts in the book include: Susanna Bell, The Legacy of a Dying Mother to Her Mourning Children (1673); Sarah Goodhue, The Copy of a Valedictory and Monitory Writing (1681); Grace Smith, The Dying Mother’s Lega-

cy (1712); Sarah Demick, Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Sarah Demick (1792); Hannah Hill, A Legacy for Children (1714); Jane Sumner, Warning to Little Children (1792); Benjamin Colman, A Devout Contemplation on the Early Death of Pious and Lovely Children (1714); A Late Letter from a Solicitous Mother To Her Only Son (1746); and Memoirs of Eliza Thornton (1821). “After Lindsay and I put the book together, I moved into American children’s literature, and the book sat stagnant for awhile despite favourable peer reviews,” noted Harde. Eventually, Harde put the book on her website in PDF format and about six months ago, she was contacted by Paul Royster, University of Nebraska Press, Open Access Book arm. Very pleased with the content, Royster asked

Harde’s permission to publish the book. “I have really wanted to have an open access book for quite some time, so everything just fell into place really beautifully.” As so often happens with authors, working on pieces will trigger very personal emotions and experiences, and researching and subsequently producing this book was no exception. “One of the things it brought to me,” recalled Harde, “I had a miscarriage a really long time ago and I had not really done much with it (in the way of personal healing). It was during those days when a miscarriage was really more of a medical issue and once I was back on feet, there was really no grieving process. “Reading the tenderness and love and caring in these books actually helped me to write a short essay about my miscarriage, and for me, it was finally the grieving process.” Harde titled the essay, What I Hold and What I Give Away: Miscarriage, Memory and Mourning. “For me, these texts really inspired how I was able to come to terms with it (the miscarriage) and decide what about that particular experience I would keep with me. It was very much the loving tones, loving kindness, that I saw in these legacy books. “These women were also letting go of their lives, grieving for themselves and everything they were not going to get to experience,” expressed Harde. “I lost all those experiences of this child that would never happen, and they lost all the experiences of mothering a child.” To read more or to download The Legacy Book in America, 1664-1792, visit zeabook/110/.

Penner named Camrose County fire chief By Murray Green

Camrose County appointed Ross Penner as fire chief of the Regional Fire Hall #2 in the New Norway, Edberg and Ferintosh area. “I move that Camrose County council, pursuant to the Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG), appoint Ross Penner as fire chief for the Regional Fire Hall #2,” said councillor Carlene Wetthuhn. Three deputy chiefs were also named on November 9 at the regular County meeting. “I move that Camrose County appoint Jon Rosland, Klayton Kragnes and Larry Baerg as deputy fire chiefs for the Regional Fire Hall #2,” added councillor Doug Lyseng.

“In August 2021, Camrose County administration advertised the position of fire chief in local newspapers, on social media and to all current members of the three departments, Edberg, Ferintosh and New Norway, which are being amalgamated at the end of November,” explained Protective Services manager Mike Kuzio. He met with the potential candidate, discussed the situation with senior administration and made the offer. “The candidate then met with administration and the local councillor to discuss the position and some potential outcomes. Following that meeting, the offer was accepted,” added Kuzio.

The Round Hill Fire Department (#1) and Regional Fire Hall #2 are under the direction of and managed by Camrose County for the provisions of fire and emergency services within the corporate limits of the Hamlet of Round Hill, the Regional Fire Hall #2 Fire District and designated areas within Camrose County. The Round Hill Fire Department and Regional Fire Hall #2 operating guidelines are issued under the authority of Camrose County. The three fire halls are expected to merge into the new site east of Ferintosh over the next few weeks.

Sticking it to the flu Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster

With flu season upon us, a couple of Camrose dignitaries decided a little prevention will go a long way. Pictured left to right, Shoppers Drug Mart (Cornerstone) pharmacy manager Jigar Patel administers a flu shot to Battle RiverCrowfoot MP Damien Kurek, while City of Camrose Mayor PJ Stasko gets his shot from Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist/owner Krystal Keiser.

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McCrindle offers new life to pickup By Murray Green

Terry McCrindle owns a 1966 Dodge A100 compact truck. “I’ve owned this pickup for seven years and I found it in Bashaw. These were made to be working vehicles. I liked this truck because it is unique and you don’t see too many of these around anymore. It has the van look in front, but is a pickup. They also made a A100 van that had some different windows in them,” explained Terry. The A100 is a range of compact vans and trucks manufactured and marketed from 1964 to 1970 by Chrysler Corporation under the Dodge marquee in the United States and the Fargo marquee in Canada. “I like the fact that it is different to drive as well. You sit up over the axle, the front wheels to give it that bigger truck feel and you can turn this truck around in half a lane. It doesn’t have the screaming power, but it handles well. I use this pickup as my daily driver in the summer,” shared Terry. “It has a 235 slant six engine, which was recently overhauled. It has a low plate automatic transmission. Most of the pickups came with three-speed manual transmissions,” shared Terry.


Murray Green, Camrose Booster Terry McCrindle loves his 1966 Dodge van-style pickup truck for running errands in the summer. He also enjoys going to car shows to share his treasure with everyone.

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Dodge introduced the A100 series of compact vans and pickups in 1964 and they were well received. Standard power for the A100 was the venerable slant six, but one of the big innovations for Dodge was the option of V-8 power in a compact van or pickup. While roughly two-thirds of the trucks were six-cylinder models, the V-8 was a popular option. In 1966, there were 35,190 A100 trucks equipped with the six-cylinder motor, while 9,536 opted for the 273 cubic-inch V-8, making an original V-8 A100 a fairly rare vehicle. When you consider the fact that these trucks had to work as well as look good, the survival rate is dramatically low. The van-truck was described as a series of compact vans and pickups that competed with Ford’s trucks and Econoline van, as well as different vans manufactured by Volkswagen and Chevrolet. The 1966 model of the Dodge A100 pickup was the last edition of the first generation that was initially released during 1964. This model was more than two feet shorter than the camper-style Dodge A108. The most resounding style features on the A100 body include the compact size, the flat nose and the unibody structure. The A100 also qualifies as a cab-over, since the engine is closer to the front wheels and the driver rides above the front axle. The 1966 Dodge A100 pickup had all of the style of a prototypical cult-classic.

tioning, but it is nice and cool otherwise when you are moving. It sure handles nice on the highway. “The body work was completed by the previous owner. I like fixing the mechanical things, so I wanted something that the body was good. The paint is about 12 years old, but is starting to show its age,” said Terry. “I can use it for hauling. You can put a sheet of plywood in it, which you can’t in most new trucks. I average about 3,000 miles a year on it, so I drive it and it gets really good gas mileage,” he continued. Dodge made roughly 30,000 to 40,000 vans and pickups per year during the production run years (1965-68). An estimated 107,779 vans were made in total, however, it is hard to know for sure because after the initial production year, Chrysler only made sales breakdowns available by wheelbase and engine. “I like Mopars (Chrys-

ler-Dodge brand), so this truck was a nice fit for me. I had a 1970 AMC Javelin, but I sold that to buy this vehicle. It’s a bit different because that had high horsepower, but I know I

will get better use out of this truck. It is in good shape and I’m not scared to take it anywhere. It’s reliable and has never let me down,” said Terry, knocking on wood.

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Charity Checkstop rolling out Continued from page 21

“Events like the Charity Checkstop remind us that no matter what, kindness and connection to each other will always prevail. Thank you, Camrose and area, for always remembering your neighbours and helping the shelter to create a community where all people are free from violence and abuse,” said Camrose Women’s Shelter

executive director NoraLee Rear. The Charity Checkstop will be following guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and ask everyone to remain in their vehicles and kindly wear a mask. One of the best gifts we can give this season is the gift of helping others. Organizations such as Camrose and District Victim Services, The Open Door and Camrose Wom-

en’s Shelter, along with many others, continue to provide support, services, programs and basic needs to those who are vulnerable and in great need in our communities. Take a little side trip towards the f lashing lights to make a donation and thank the members of our police services for volunteering year after year to make the lives of others better.

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Last year’s Christmas Light-up winner

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Phone 780.672.3142 or email to tell us the address of any home you believe will provide joy for others. The Camrose Booster will publish a list of addresses of decorated homes which are must sees.

Judging by a team with a keen eye for perfection On Wednesday, December 15, a panel of judges will travel to the address of every home which has been recommended to us by The Camrose Booster readers. The judges will choose the home they believe to be most appropriately decorated. • The Camrose Booster will pay $100 towards your December power bill if your home is judged to be the best. • Central Agencies Realty Inc. will donate $200 towards the local charity of your choice if your decorated dwelling is judged as tops! NOTE: The 2020 winning home is not eligible for judging in the 2021 contest.


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This is a conversation I have from time to time with my 10-year-old son: Son: “Mom, can I have a phone?” Me: “No.” Son: “Can I have one when I’m a teenager?” Me: “What will you do with a phone?” Son: (Pause) “I don’t know. Maybe by then I will have figured it out.” The other day, he asked about why he can’t have a phone as half of the kids in his class have one. I told him that just because someone had a bad idea (children having phones) and a bunch of other people jumped on board, it doesn’t make it a good idea. The use of cell phones has changed tremendously in the past 20 years and, to be honest, it scares me. I liked phones better when their main function was making a phone call if you got a flat tire or had an emergency while driving. My 12-year-old daughter is one of the few students in her class who doesn’t have her own cell phone. My husband and I have coached a soccer team, where a player scored his first goal ever and looked up with a big grin on his face at his dad…who was staring intently at his phone and completely missed it. Phones are being used for calls, texting, checking WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, paying bills, checking the weather and video calls. We no longer need to be present whatsoever. We are using our phones to avoid having to make small talk and actually get to know another person when we are in mildly awkward social situations. When my kids were little and we were waiting at the doctor’s office, I would bring books along to read to them. It took a while to realize that my doctor commented on this every time, because everyone else was handing their child a tablet or similar device and then looking at their own phone in silence, not interacting with each other at all. Once my children are 16 and driving on their own, I will consider phones for them. Until then, I honestly think it is just a distraction and it gets in the way of meaningful relationships with people. Having a phone is stressful. I know it is because of the relief I feel when we are on holidays and I don’t need to listen to the different noises it makes or need to respond to them. Why put that stress on our children? In the fall edition of the magazine Focus on the Family, an article by Jonathan McKee says it is as simple as this: “Kids want screens. And when they get screens, they want social media because that’s where you connect with people. And once you get on social media, the comparison game begins. Researchers are coming to a consensus: Today’s young people are experiencing an unprecedented increase of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts… pre-COVID, mind you.” The article states that, “a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed suicide rates among Americans ages 10 to 24 increased by 56 per cent between 2007 and 2017. For some perspective, the iPhone came out in 2007.” In that time period, the rate of suicides nearly tripled for kids ages 10 to 14. The more time teens spend on social media, the more their mental health and happiness suffer, especially among girls. What would happen if groups of parents united and agreed to wait until high school or a certain age before getting their kids smartphones? The argument “all of my friends have them” would be defunct. The article suggests keeping all devices out of kids’ bedrooms, collecting them every night an hour before bedtime. What if we took this a step further and didn’t buy them phones until they are at least 16? I think that Alexander Graham Bell, credited with inventing and patenting the first telephone, would agree. While reading about him, I discovered that both his mother and wife were deaf, which profoundly influenced his work. His research on hearing and speech led him to experiment with hearing devices, which eventually resulted in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in March 1876. However, he considered his invention to be an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study!

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Hockey Crush sit second

Rod Lindberg

By Murray Green

The Camrose Crush climbed to the top of the North Central Senior Men’s Hockey League standings with a 6-2 victory over the Red Deer Rustlers on November 13. The Rustlers pounded Camrose netminder Connor Dobberthien with 51 shots, but he turned away 49 of those shots directed his way. Red Deer scored first, but then Dobberthien shut the door until the last minute of the contest. Dillan McCombie and Tanner Korchinski, on a power play, scored for the Crush to take the lead before the opening period ended. In the middle frame, Dylan Wallace, McCombie on a power play, Korchinski and Ryley Bennefield padded the lead. Camrose fired 29 shots at two Red Deer goalies in the contest. Camrose hosts the Bonnyville Pontiacs beginning at 8:45 p.m. in the Max McLean Arena on November 20. Camrose is also home to the Morinville Kings on December 11 starting at 8:45 p.m. in the Max McLean Arena.

RCMP investigate collision By Murray Green

Bashaw RCMP, with the assistance of Emergency Medical Services, responded to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 611 in Camrose County on November 9 at 3:45 a.m. Preliminary investigation revealed that a grey van was travelling eastbound on Highway 611, when it failed to stop at the intersection of that highway and Highway 21. The van came to a stop on the east side of the railroad tracks.Both occupants of the van, a 47-year-old female from Ponoka and a 50-yearold male from Maskwacis, were pronounced deceased on scene. RCMP Police Dog Services, the RCMP Collision Analyst and CN Police attended the scene. The cause of the collisions is still under investigation. If you have any information in relation to the collision or if you saw the grey van and occupants anytime between November 8 at 9 p.m. and November 9 at 3:45 a.m., contact Bashaw RCMP at 780-372-3793.

Barry Dorscher Barry Dorscher of Beaver County, Alberta was born on September 3, 1967, at Red Deer, Alberta. He passed away on November 16, 2021, at the age of 54 years. He is survived by his forever wife Shelley; parents Elvin and Colleen; brother Darcy (Anastassia); sisters-in-law Wendy (Wally) and Tracey (Earl); nephew Sheldon (Kristie), niece Amanda (Thad), niece Brittney (Tyler) and nephew Brandon (Quinn); second brother and best friend forever Terry Lehman; and numerous family and friends. Barry was always there to help anyone who needed it. He was a jack of all trades and could fix anything that anyone threw at him! Barry loved his job at LaFarge Canada as a truck driver, and when he wasn’t at work, you could find him at home at his and Shelley’s farm, doing what he loved to do best. Barry had a love for animals and he and Shelley never went too long without one. He was a man with a soft heart that would melt when animals came to the house. Barry’s love for his family and friends will be felt forever. He never had an enemy in his short life; if you just met him or knew him all his life, you just loved him. His laugh, silly jokes, teasing and great advice will be memories that you will treasure forever. A Celebration of Life will be open to the public and will be following the Restriction Exception Program, which requires all attendees to provide a QR Proof of Vaccination (two weeks post second shot) or a negative COVID test within 72 hours to attend. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Tofield Community Hall on Main Street. Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or to the MS Society.

Alberta Palmer June 5, 1933 ~ November 17, 2021 Alberta Prusky lived in Brant, Alberta. She graduated from Grade 12. The next day, she became employed as a telephone operator in High River. She was transferred to Red Deer as an assistant clerk in the business office. There, she met her future husband Harold Palmer. They were married in February 1955. They had three sons Brock in 1957 (deceased), Brad of Camrose and Bill of Delta, BC; and three grandchildren Jessica, Matt and Emily of Delta, BC. In 1975, they bought a cabin at Clear Lake. They built a new one in 1984 and everyone helped to finish it off. Alberta shingled the roof, and built the fireplace after carrying the flagstones down 80 steps. They spent every spring and summer there for 45 years. Alberta was a waterskier. She made many trips around Clear Lake. She even skied around the lake when she was 80 years old. They were fortunate to spend their winters at their home in Yuma, Arizona, for 30 years, and also spent two winters in Osoyoos, BC. They were also fortunate to travel the world: Florida, Cuba, Dominican Republic, New York, Newfoundland, Alaska, Vancouver, San Diego, Los Angeles, South Padre Island, Texas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thailand, Canary Islands, and Madrid, Spain. They took 10 different cruises to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Acapulco.

Rod Lindberg of Camrose, Alberta was born on December 4, 1930 in Camrose. He passed away on November 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital at the age of 90 years. He is survived by wife Eileen; son Mark; daughters Louise Lindberg (Mike) and Laurel (Trevor) McTavish; five grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren; numerous family and friends. A memorial service will be open to the public and will be following the Restriction Exception Program, which requires all to provide Proof of Vaccination (two weeks post second shot) or a negative COVID test within 72 hours to attend. The ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the Norsemen Inn, Camrose. Memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Autism Society.

Neil Whetstone Neil Whetstone of Camrose, Alberta passed away on November 17, 2021, at the age of 61 years. He is survived by his wife Trudy Brodie; children Chelsea (Jay) Baniulis, Bryce Brodie, Shyla Rurka (Andrew Thompson) and Stephanie Whetstone; grandchildren Lexi and Brodie Baniulis and Avah Baker; sister Heather Hutchinson; as well as numerous family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Grant Harrison Many hearts were broken on Friday, November 5, 2021, when Grant Harrison of Camrose was taken from our family. He loved and cared so much for his wife Debra; children Kelly, Wes, Michelle, Meghan, Greg and Matt; grandchildren Elise, Cohan, Ava, Hailee, Adia, Olivia, Presley, Rhianna, Aiden, Asher and Ila; his dearest great-grandchildren Xiomarra and Thyodore; sister Sandi; and brothers Murray and Brian. He was predeceased by his parents Alan and Edna Harrison. You will be remembered in many different ways every single day, whether it be hitting the ball, swinging the club, shuffling the cards, hunting through the bushes, pulling the trailer or putting your feet in the sand. We all raise a glass, “Cheers to one great man!” A Celebration of Life will be open to the public and will be following the Restriction Exception Program, which requires all to provide Proof of Vaccination (two weeks post second shot) or a negative COVID test within 72 hours to attend. The Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Camrose Regional Exhibition (4250 Exhibition Drive). Memorial donations may be made to KidSport Camrose.

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Mary Grams April 10, 1933 ~ November 13, 2021 Mary Grams was born in Hay Lakes, Alberta on April 10, 1933, the oldest child of Carl Fuernkranz and Marie Brückner. She was followed by siblings Frances, Christine, Rudolf, Carl, Angela and Marlene. Mary was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke’s Church. She attended Swan Hills School and then went to Vermilion College to study Home Economics, graduating in 1952. When she returned to Hay Lakes, she married Norman Grams on June 12, 1952. Norman and Mary were married 60 years. They had one son Brian. Mary loved family and family gatherings. Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions were opportunities to gather for laughter, food, and visiting. She enjoyed going to the family reunion every summer to reminisce. She took special joy in her granddaughters and, later, her great-grandchildren. She often took care of Iva and Norma, while their parents were busy on the farm. Her granddaughters will always cherish memories spent with Grandma during the busy harvest season, working in the garden, playing cards, and eating chocolate bars for breakfast. She was very proud of their accomplishments. Right to the end of her life, she enjoyed hearing about them and seeing them at her bedside. Mary embraced the value of hard work from her parents. Growing up, she worked on her parent’s farm, and after her marriage, she helped her husband build and maintain a successful mixed farming operation. She also maintained a big garden, pickled and canned everything, butchered and made sausage, and loved baking/cooking. People who came to the Gram’s house were treated with a smorgasbord of food. After eating their fill, there were lively card games and visiting. Mary always loved people. Mary also loved music. She played the piano at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church from 1947 to 1957. She played at many funerals and weddings. Later in life, she played for the residents of Rosealta and Good Shepherd Homes. In speaking to the staff at Rosealta about her death, the first memory was of the music every day before lunch. Mary also enjoyed maintaining correspondence with her friends from her college days. In 1991, Mary and Norman moved to Camrose. They made many new friends and travelled through the province with floor curling. Mary also made friends with many of her neighbours around her home. In 2017, Mary moved to Rosealta Lodge. When her health declined, she moved to the Good Shepherd Care Home in 2020. In the summer of 2021, Mary developed lymphoma and despite a hard fight, succumbed to pneumonia on November 13, 2021. Mary is predeceased by her husband Norman; her parents Carl and Marie Fuernkranz; and her siblings Frances and Carl. She leaves to mourn her son Brian (Colleen); granddaughters Iva Harberg (Jason) and Norma Grams (Cody Hinton); greatgrandchild Kody and Kase Harberg; siblings Christine Selin (Carl), Rudolf Fuernkranz (Bonnie), Angela Berquist and Marlene Gruenberg (Dieter); sisters-in-law Sharon Fuernkranz and Margaret Grams; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary wanted to express a special thanks to Dale Bowal for all the help he gave her over the years. Mary touched the lives of many people who will cherish her memory. She went out of her way to care for others and to always be kind. She will be sadly missed. A private family service was held. If family and friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church (Hay Lakes) or to the Cross Cancer Institute. To send condolences, please visit

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Frits Thygesen Frits Thygesen, Farmer, of Hay Lakes, AB, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at the age of 68 years. Frits was predeceased by his parents Ester and Svend Aage Thygesen. He is survived by brother Erling (Angela); sisters Bodil (Orla) and Kirsten (Svend); ex-wife Ella-Lynn; son Brent (Nicole); daughters Leah, Monika (Keith), Rhonda; grandsons Ethan and Finnick; and many nieces and nephews. Frits was born on September 4, 1953, in Linde, Denmark. He was always interested in farming and, after completing grade school, he began working on various farming operations. He immigrated to Canada in 1975, initially working on a ranch in Saskatchewan. From there, he travelled west to Alberta, securing work on a dairy farm in Hay Lakes (Darcy McGhan). Frits moved to Calgary, AB in 1978, and began work as a construction labourer, where he worked together with his brother Erling. Frits met EllaLynn in Hay Lakes and they purchased a quarter section near Armena in 1983, farming together until a sale of the farm in 2002. New opportunities came and Frits travelled east to Czar, AB. There, he became a feedlot foreman for Sunterra Cattle Company until 2006. In 2007, Frits became a feed truck driver for the Sugarbowl feedlot. In 2009, Frits came back to the Hay Lakes area and took a role with More Trees Please until 2011, at which time he entered Our House Addiction Recovery Centre in Edmonton, AB. Frits completed this program in 2013, and became a feedlot foreman for Trenchuk Cattle Company in Smoky Lake, AB. In 2019, Frits retired to the Camrose area to spend more time with his family. In his later years, Frits struggled with sobriety, but was a constant presence on Brent and Nicole’s farm helping with the day-to-day operations. He didn’t agree with the commercialization of corporate farming and often expressed concern for the next generation of farmers. He often talked about the fact that people “don’t start farming from nothing anymore” and he was proud to be a part of something so rare. His knowledge, incredible work ethic and charismatic personality were the best of who he was. He was a clever, self-educated man, who enjoyed reading, negotiating, making deals, and most of all, getting things done. He will be dearly missed as those who are left behind move forward without him in their lives. There will be a memorial for Frits on Brent and Nicole’s farm on June 4, 2022. A roast beef dinner will be served; all who wish to are welcome to attend. The family asks that you consider a way to support Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-Anon in memory of Frits.

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Peewee Buffaloes win championship By Murray Green

The Camrose Buffaloes peewee team captured the Capital District Minor Football Association championship trophy. The Camrose Buffaloes Peewee team finished off their season by going undefeated and took their divisional championship on Sunday at Johnny Bright Stadium in Edmonton. The peewee squad defeated the Wetaskiwin Warriors by a score of 61-8. “Seven touchdowns were scored by a multitude of players on a snowy turf field. Defensively, the Buffaloes only gave up four touchdowns all season. Offensively, they averaged over 50 points per game. Congratulations, team, on an unreal season,” said coach Brad Berger. The bantam team fell just short against the Fort Saskatchewan Falcons. “Not the end to a great year that we were looking for, but the players worked hard and I have never been more proud of a team I have coached. We have been a very strong-throwing team and had problems completing the pass on Sunday due to more snow than anticipated. The Falcons are a great team, and we knew going in it was going to be a battle, and we just didn’t click on Sunday enough to shut down their quarterback running game. But watching this group of players get us to the final was an experience I was


The peewee Buffaloes went undefeated in football, including a 61-8 victory in the championship game on a snowy field in Edmonton. They took on their rival team from Wetaskiwin in the final.

glad I was a part of,” said coach Troy Christie. The Capital District Minor Football Association hands out awards following each season. “I am proud to announce that our peewee team was awarded the Peewee Mills Division Offensive Team of the Year, Defensive Team of the Year, and Coach of the Year was awarded to Brad Berger,” said Buffaloes president Kim Kienitz.

“The 2021 season is over, and we are already gearing up for next year. We are excited to be part of the CDMFA Spring Flag Football season that will run in late spring 2022. The Spring Flag season will be open to all youth ages eight to 14. This is a great opportunity for both experienced players to hone their skills, and for new players who either want to learn about foot-

ball, or to participate in a non-contact sport,” Kim added. More information will be posted on the website and social media in the new year. Fall 2022 will once again have a full lineup of tackle teams for youth aged eight to 15, as well as the return of the Novice Flag division for six- to eight-year-olds. “We are looking for volunteers to expand our

coaching base at all age groups for tackle and flag teams. No previous experience is required. There is also a need for officials for our atom division. Coaching clinics and official training courses will be offered in the new year.” For more information, watch the Buffaloes website and social media or contact them at president@

Lady Vikings sweep in basketball, volleyball By Murray Green

Concordia Thunder scored two first-period goals and played with flawless defense for the rest of the game to hang onto a 2-1 lead until the last minute of play, when they added two empty-net tallies against

the Augustana Vikings on November 12. The Thunder special teams made the difference as the first goal was shorthanded and the second was on a power play. In between, Jordan Mish netted the first Vikings goal of the year.

Former Camrose Kodiaks goalie and current Thunder netminder Griffin Bowerman used his experience in the Encana Arena to stop 26 of 27 shots to record the victory. Vikings goalie Daniel Moody turned away 30 of the 32 shots he faced.

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Vikings goalie Daniel Moody makes a save, while the Thunder surrounds the net in the first game of the season.

Augustana hosts the NAIT Ooks on December 3 at 7:30 p.m., and Concordia Thunder on December 5 at 6 p.m. at the Recreation Centre for the next home games. Basketball

The Vikings women’s basketball team defeated the Grande Prairie Wolves in two straight games to start the season on a sweet note. Augustana won 80-42 in Camrose on November 12, and 84-59 in Grande Prairie on November 14. Tegan MacKinnon led the Vikings with 12 points, and Katie Ballhorn chipped in with 11 in the first match to lead the team. It was Lauren Cardinal who led the offence in the rematch with 15 points. Hannah Mitchell netted 12 points in support. On the men’s side, the Vikings split by winning 93-82 and losing 75-69. In the victory, Nathan Bowie started the season hot with 31 points. Nic Harder added 13 in support. It was Harder’s turn to lead in the rematch as he scored 21 points. Bowie was held to nine points.

The King’s Eagles will be in Camrose on December 3 for games at 6 and 8 p.m. Volleyball

The Vikings women’s team swept the Wolves 3-0 in both meetings on November 12 and 14. In the first match, Addison Wolosuk had nine kills, Sarah Dedrick recorded 29 assists, and Shae Boyes had six kills. Boyes led with 12 kills, Dedrick counted 22 assists, and Boyes chipped in with nine digs in the second outing. In men’s action, the Vikings won 3-0 and lost 3-1 to split the series. Evan Richard led the Vikings with 12 kills, Ben Linsley had 31 assists, and Richard chipped in with eight digs in the victory. Jonah Vander Leek earned 11 kills, Linsley counted 28 assists, and both Richard and Boris Kuljanin added six digs each. Augustana hosts Grande Prairie on December 5 in its next home games in women’s and men’s action at 6 and 8 p.m.

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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 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

MEETING CREEK MINERAL WATER – is looking for partners or investors in the re-opening of this business. For more information, contact Jim 780-975-6738, 587-581-8072.

McTAVISH DELIVERIES LTD. Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated 780-672-5242, Camrose



LOST THAT LOVING FEELING? Find it with a personal ad in The Camrose Booster classifieds. Ph. 780-672-3142.

TO GIVE AWAY FRIENDLY FARM KITTENS – Litter trained. Pics available. Call/text 780-226-5415. FLUFFY KITTENS – 587581-8072.

HELP WANTED FRONT DESK – part-time, basic computer skills required. HOUSEKEEPER – part-time, job experience great asset. Send resumé to MOTEL6 CAMROSE 6216-48 Avenue, Camrose, AB

LaCRIA TRUCKING Potable Water Hauling Residential, Commercial, Oilfield Gerald and Marla Steinwand, Owners PHONE 780-679-9134 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 JUNK TO THE DUMP – Free estimates. Garages, Basements, Yards, Light hauling. Tom – 780-678-1847. CAMROSE DE-ICING SERVICE – and snow removal. For inquiries call 780-975-6738.

FOR RENT FOR RENT ADS NOW UPLOADED TO The Camrose Booster Website DAILY! 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. 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. 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. 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. 2-BEDROOM EXECUTIVE SUITE – 5 appliances. Quiet neighbourhood, quiet building. No pets, no partiers, no smoking. 780-608-3131. BASHAW – Two-bedroom main floor of house and single garage in quiet town. $1100/mo. plus utilities. Well trained, clean pet of any size negotiable. Criminal record check required. Call 780-885-2081.

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. Call Corey at 780-679-3555 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! 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. 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! TWO-BEDROOM SUITE – Bright and spacious. Private balcony. Convenient downtown area location. Exceptionally clean, quiet, non-smoking building, owner managed. No pets. In keeping with our existing tenant profile, we are inviting inquiries from mature, responsible adults. Snow shovelling and yard care provided free of charge. $900 per month rent includes heat and water. $800 damage deposit. Phone 780-679-7090.

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!

TWO-BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE – Newer building, located close to downtown amenities. High efficiency furnace and on-demand hot water offer wonderful savings on utilities. Private balcony, suitable for BBQ. Upgraded fixtures, cabinetry and flooring. 5 appliances, including dishwasher and laundry. Friendly, clean and quiet neighborhood. Local owner managed, snow removal and lawn mowing are provided. Seeking mature responsible adult tenants, non-smoking, no children or pets. $1100 rent, $800 DD. Phone 780-679-7090. TWO-BEDROOM SUITE – recently updated, bright and spacious. Private balcony. Convenient University area location, on a purely residential street, just a few blocks from downtown amenities. Exceptionally clean, quiet, non-smoking building, owner managed. No pets. In keeping with our existing tenant profile, we are inviting inquiries from mature, responsible adults. Snow shovelling and yard care provided free of charge. $925/ mo. rent includes heat and water. $800 damage deposit. Phone 780-679-7090. 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.

HOUSEHOLD ELLIPTICAL – $100; Bodum coffee drip, 12 cup $25. 780672-3915.

MACHINERY SWATHER NO LONGER ‘CUTTING THE MUSTARD?’ Call The Camrose Booster Classifieds, 780-672-3142.

AUTO 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.

BOATS, RVS and CAMPERS 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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Bus Drivers Do you enjoy driving? Do you enjoy working with children? Are you looking for a part-time job that will give you free time during the day? We require quality people to transport Battle River School Division students to school and home again by bus. Join the Battle River School Division Team Today! Qualifications • Class 1 or 2 driver license • Clean driving abstract • Clear Criminal Record and Intervention Record Check • S Endorsement preference Benefits • Bring your children along for the ride • Summer and Holidays off For further information, please contact: Corey Halabi, Director of Transportation at 780-672-6131.

JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC Flexible Position Part Time / Full Time Ross Distributors is seeking a Journeyman Mechanic with specialty in Engine and Transmission Repairs and Rebuilds. Candidate should be familiar with a variety of power trains. Renumeration will be based on experience and knowledge which is supported through positive references. Please submit resumé in confidence to


Pursuant to Section 606 of the Municipal Government Act, the Council of Camrose County gives notice that it has given First Reading to Bylaw No. 1499 to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 1373. The purpose of this bylaw is to redistrict a portion of SW 25-46-20-W4 from A – Agricultural to CR2 – Large Lot Country Residential. The intent is to allow the owner to subdivide the area into one residential parcel and construct a dwelling. Anyone affected by this amendment may make written subissions before 12:00 noon, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. The Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 1499 will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 10:15 a.m. in the County Council Chambers, 3755-43 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta T4V 3S8. Written submissions will be heard first. Oral submissions will be heard as time permits. Copies of the proposed bylaw are available online at

KILLAM LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER Tenders will be received by Smith & Hersey Agribusiness Law until the deadline of 4:00 p.m. on November 24, 2021, for the sale of the following Land: Full Section 12-45-14-W4 • 625 total acres • 555 acres seeded to crop in 2021 • Subdivided parcels are not included in the sale • Land is undisturbed with no structures, surface lease, or crossing roadways Land is located north of Killam, AB, 5.5 miles north off Hwy 13 on the west side of RR 140. Tenders on the Land must be accompanied by a certified cheque, bank draft, or electronic transfer to “Smith & Hersey Agribusiness Law” for 1.5% of the bid amount. The deposit will be returned if the tender is not accepted. If a tender is accepted and the bidder does not proceed with the sale, the deposit of the bidder will be forfeited to the owner. The balance of the tender price shall be paid and the sale will close on January 21, 2022. The owner and the successful bidder will each be responsible for their own legal fees. Each bidder must understand that a tender is an unconditional offer to purchase the Land. Bidders must rely on their own research of the Lands, and Smith & Hersey Agribusiness Law and the owner make no warranties or representations in regard to the Lands. The Vendor requests bids for all or portions of the land. Should a potential purchaser have any questions regarding this tender, please contact the Vendor’s lawyer Reid Wilkie at the number below. The owner has complete discretion whether to accept the highest or any tender. Further inquiries, or to arrange viewing the lands, can be made by contacting Reid Wilkie at 403-577-2539 or Tenders shall delivered via email, in person, or via mail in an envelope marked “LAND TENDER” to: Smith & Hersey Agribusiness Law Attention: Reid A. Wilkie Box 95, Consort, AB T0C 1B0 Phone: 403-527-5506 Email: In person to Reid Wilkie: in Consort every Wednesday Please contact Reid Wilkie to arrange for provision and processing of the deposit.



Estate of SEBASTIAN WILLIAM ZELLER, who died on September 22, 2016. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by December 24, 2021, and provide details of your claim with MARGARET WEIR 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.

Estate of RUTH THERESA ZELLER, who died on August 23, 2020. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by December 24, 2021, and provide details of your claim with MARGARET WEIR 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.

Vikings earn bronze By Murray Green

T he Aug usta na Vikings women’s crosscountry running team of Reese Bendiksen, Caitlin Debree, Makayla Sheppard, Chloe Funnell, Serena Isley and Mia Spreen earned the CCAA National Championship bronze medal. Augustana went against the nation’s best runners championship in Calgary, hosted by St. Mary’s University. Over six kilometers, Bendiksen led the Vikings to bronze and placed fifth overall with a time of 23:38. Augustana runners Debree came in 14th (24:39), Sheppard was 40th (26:12), Funnell placed 47th (26:30), Isley finished 82nd (28:25) and Spreen came in 91st (31:22) to complete the team. The men’s team finished in 10th place at nationals. Leading the group was Nathanael Tabert, who crossed the line in 20th place with a time of 27:33. Vikings members completing the race were Ben Nawrot in 37th place with a time of 28:43, Samuel Nawrot in 40th spot (28:49), Jonas Stoll-Pott in 65th (32:14), Ewan Schellenberg in 77th (32:37), and Dominic Schellenberg in 88th place (39:14).

BIRTHS To Anna and

Frank Wall, of Vegreville, a son on November 12.

DEATHS Peter Damien

Morrissey of Bawlf, on November 3, at 73 years of age. Steven Christopher Mitro of Grande Prairie, on November 9, at 34 years of age. Mary Grams of Camrose, formerly of Hay Lakes, on November 13, at 88 years of age. LaVern Lawrence Roux of Camrose, on November 14, at 82 years of age. Cheryl Lee Shold of Camrose, on November 15, at 58 years of age. Trausti Welsey Tobiasson of Camrose, on November 15, at 49 years of age. Theresa Annette Gonty of Red Deer, formerly of Belleview, MB, on November 16, at 91 years of age. Barry Dorscher of Beaver County, on November 16, at 54 years of age. Rod Lindberg of Camrose, on November 17, at 90 years of age. Neil Whetstone of Camrose, on November 17, at 61 years of age. Dale George Cromarty of Camrose, formerly of Birch Hills, SK, on November 18, at 75 years of age.

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DESCRIPTIVE PLAN 1422149 BLOCK 1 LOT 1 EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AREA: 2.19 HECTARES (5.41 ACRES) MORE OR LESS The title to the property will be subject to the reservations and exceptions now appearing on the title and free and clear of all financial encumbrances. TENDERS must be in writing, accompanied by a certified cheque for 5% of the tender price, sealed in an envelope marked “Lakeview Tender” and must be received by Fielding & Company LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, #100, 4918-51 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1S3, on or before 12:00 noon, December 3, 2021. Municipal taxes will be adjusted. The closing and adjustment date of sale will be December 23, 2021, and the successful tenderer must pay the balance of the purchase price.The Vendor will pay the cost of title insurance. The deposits of all unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them forthwith after the closing of tenders. No conditional tenders will be accepted, and the highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. No warranty whatsoever is given as to the condition of the property or as to the fitness of the property for any purpose. The property is sold “as is”.

Hospice Society kicks off fundraiser By Lori Larsen

The Hospice Society of Camrose and District, like so many not-for-profit organizations in the community, relies heavily on the generosity of residents to be able to continue the crucial work of providing services to anyone during challenging times in their life’s journey. That generosity is served through volunteering or through funding. This year’s fundraising has once again met with challenges due to the continuation of the pandemic and imposed restrictions, but the creative minds of the Hospice team devised the End of the Year 2021 Matching Donor Campaign.

to be our matching donor for this campaign. Any donations that we receive from the community during this year end will be matched by Weber Funeral Home up to $10,000. This means that a $25 donation becomes a $50 donation, or a $250 donation becomes a $500 donation for Hospice.” Hospice Society of Camrose and District volunteer coordinator Joy LeBlanc added, “This is very important as Hospice does not receive any ongoing government funding, and all of our 18-plus programs are 100 per cent free to all the people in our community,” explained LeBlanc.

For further information about the property phone Wayne Throndson, Q.C. at Fielding & Company LLP, 780-672-8851.

INVITATION TO TENDER FARMLAND Rick Schmaus hereby offers the following land for sale by tender, subject to the existing reservations on title: Parcel 1 - NW-2-49-15-W4th (160 titled acres) Parcel 2 - NE-2-49-15-W4th (160 titled acres)

Tenders will not be opened in public. The highest, or any tender, not necessarily accepted. Unsuccessful tenderers will be notified by mail, and their cheques returned. Successful tenderers shall be obligated to complete the purchase on or before March 1, 2022, and their cheque shall constitute a deposit towards the purchase price. For further information, or to view the property, please contact Rick at 780-385-1137 or Jordan at 780-385-1221.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of PATRICIA ANN LOUISE ZELLER, who died on July 31, 2021. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by December 24, 2021, and provide details of your claim with MARGARET WEIR 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.

Missed Delivery Policy If you do not receive your copy of The Booster or pre-printed inserts, please report this to us by calling 780-672-3142. We will promptly re-deliver these to city households. Note that we do not have access to certain apartment buildings. In these cases, we ask you to contact your apartment manager to request delivery. Rural readers are asked to report missed deliveries and we will consult with your postmaster to ensure future deliveries. Thank you for being a loyal reader of…

780-672-3142 4925-48 Street, Camrose AB T4V 1L7

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster

Pictured left to right are Hospice Society of Camrose and District director Kevin Sharp, Weber Funeral Home director Tyler Weber and Hospice Society of Camrose and District president Pam Cummer.

“As a board member of the Hospice Society of Camrose and District, I am humbled by the generous support from the community for our 2021 year-end fundraising campaign,” commented Kevin Sharp. “This year, Weber Funeral Home has offered

A variety of programs and services are offered by the Hospice for children, teenagers, young adults and seniors. “Families can access what they need because of the generosity of the people in our community, who through their donations, make it pos-


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Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “Schmaus Tender”, to Andreassen Borth, Barristers and Solicitors, #200, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1S1, on or before 12:00 noon on January 14, 2022, and shall be accompanied with a cheque for $5,000.00, and GST number.

sible for all to access our services,” said LeBlanc. “We help people with declining health to meet their changing needs as they are often coping with isolation and loneliness. We also help people who are caregivers look after their loved ones so they can stay at home longer.” The over 100 trained volunteers at the Hospice dedicated over 2,000 hours to meet the needs of the community and bring comfort for so many. “We help families who have a loved one dying and then help them cope with their bereavement. We don’t do any of this alone,” said LeBlanc. “We do it with the compassionate donations from the people in our communities that enable us to have staff to serve clients and to train and support over a 100 volunteers who become compassionate visitors to those in need.” The wish of many is to know that during darker times in life, there are people out there able and willing to walk alongside them, and that is made possible by the thoughtfulness and generosity of others. “The board would like to thank past supporters of Hospice and are looking forward to a successful yearend fundraiser to continue the valued service that Hospice provides our communities,” concluded Sharp. For more information on the Hospice Society of Camrose and District or if you wish to donate, visit the website at


TENDERS ARE INVITED for the purchase of the following property located in the Camrose County (near Miquelon Lake):

Mail to: Classified Ad Department, Camrose Booster Ltd. 4925-48 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1L7 Phone: 780-672-3142 Fax: 780-672-2518 Email:

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The Rewards of being a Booster carrier go beyond enjoying earning personal spending money... Since The Camrose Booster first started publishing the community’s favourite newspaper back in 1952, we’ve relied on carriers to look after delivering our publications and flyers for our valued customers. It’s a job that over the years has been a wonderful first job, stepping stone, interim

employment or retirement hobby for countless people. Hundreds of families in the past half-century have become “team carriers” with the objective of saving money for a family vacation, major purchase, college, university or other education.

We are currently looking for carriers on Route 6 and Route 7…

• Carriers are required to deliver The Booster and inserts on Tuesdays. We will deliver these to a drop-off point on your route or you may pick them up at our office. • Minimum age is 12 years; approximately half of our routes are delivered by adults.

Reasons to Consider Joining our Team: 1. Spending Money You are paid CASH, immediately following the completion of your route, or whenever convenient for the carrier.

2. Great Way to Learn Responsibility Parents of carriers from years gone by routinely report lessons learned from having a scheduled carrier route were the basis or foundation for their child’s other successes in life’s path.

3. Get Paid While You Get Exercise and Fresh Air This is the reason we are attracting a growing number of adults (many 50 plus!) to do their own route. Over half our routes are delivered by adult carriers.

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5. We Offer a Route that is Close to Your Home We make it easy for you to access your papers so your route can be quickly completed. Papers may also be picked up at the Booster office if you wish.

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Please pick up an application form at our office and join the Home Team today!

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Wearing a mask and sunglasses gives me the level of anonymity I’ve always wanted. Did you know you can determine the age of your Christmas tree by counting the lines of duct tape on the box? I just realized that I haven’t done the Hokey Pokey in over ten years. I guess when you get older, you just forget what it’s all about. We should start referring to age as “levels”. So when you get to Level 80, it sounds like you’re amazing at this game of life.


Murray Green, Camrose Booster The fourth annual Coldwell Banker (Battle River Realty) Candy Cane Corner will be held this year starting on November 26, along with Midnight Madness. The business has treat bags and candy canes in its backyard for children. Owner Jessica Puddicombe and staff members Jessica Fitzgerald and Lisa Way, along with other staff, plan to make up to 1,600 bags. They will be offering free hot chocolate and popcorn during Midnight Madness. They also have a Stamp It contest to win $600 worth of shopping money.

HALF KORKED Murray Green, Camrose Booster A grand opening was held at Half Korked Urban Winery and Wine Making Supply Store at 6223-48 Avenue on November 13. Celebrating the opening with a ribbon cutting, from left to right, are MLA Jackie Lovely, Mayor PJ Stasko, co-owners Aaron Gruninger and Nadine Litwin and councillor Don Rosland. You can also make your own wine at the store.

Central Agencies Home of the Week

Beautifully built condo Graham Wideman

By Lori Larsen

Quality in craftsmanship sets this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo apart from others. Located within walking distance to all the downtown amenities and Mirror Lake parks and walking trails, it is perfect for your come-and-go lifestyle. The minute you walk into this condo, you are sure to notice how immaculate it is with fresh paint in stylish tones, new carpet, gorgeous wood floors and upgraded appliances. A large front entryway keeps things neat and tidy. Nine-foot ceilings add space and light to the large living area which flows nicely into an area for dining. Lots of windows mean lots of natural light to keep the home bright and cheery. Sleek maple cabinets, under-cabinet lighting, stainless steel appliances and stylish backsplash tile make the kitchen a wonderful hub of the home.

A large main floor two-piece bathroom is so convenient for guests. The lower level has two large bedrooms, one featuring a walk-in closet. The oversized four-piece bathroom gives you plenty of space to get ready for your day, and the laundry area is close by for easily putting clothes away. There is also plenty of closet and storage space. Hardi-plank siding and an ICF constructed basement equate to lower utility heating costs, and an air conditioning unit will keep you cool in the summer. A dedicated parking spot back of the building is easily accessible. You will be so impressed with the extra care taken in building this condo, located at 5013-52 Street #1, priced to fit the budget at $212,900. For a personal viewing, contact Graham Wideman at:

Central Agencies Realty 4870-51 Street, Camrose 780-672-4495 or Cell 780-679-8384

A pharmacist walks into his store to find a man leaning against the wall. “What’s wrong with him?” he asks his assistant. “He came in for some cough syrup,” the assistant explains, “But I couldn’t find any, so I sold him a bottle of laxatives instead.” “What?!” the pharmacist says, horrified. “You can’t treat a cough with laxatives!” “Of course you can,” the assistant declares. “Look at him – he’s far too scared to cough!” At what age do kids start rolling their eyes? Because I don’t mean to brag, but I think my daughter’s advanced. Eggs are fantastic for a fitness diet. If you don’t like the taste of them, just add cocoa, flour, sugar, butter and baking powder and cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I got myself a Senior’s GPS. Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination, it tells me why I wanted to go there! I’m thinking of joing the Flat Earth Society. They have members all around the globe. Sad news. My obese parrot died today. Mind you, it’s a huge weight off my shoulders. I was all set to cook alligator for dinner, but realized I only had a croc pot. When a short person waves at you, it’s a microwave. Soccer in Canada in November? If I wanted to watch somebody struggle for 90 minutes to score, I’d take my friends to the bar. “Fine” is a weird word. If you go out for fine dining, that’s the nicest kind of restaurant. But if they ask you how the food was and you say, “Fine,” that means it was just okay. Then you go out to see you parked illegally and have to pay a fine, which is bad. Why do people say, “Good question”? I know it’s good. That’s why I asked it. Me getting my photo taken: “This is going to turn out great!” Me looking at the photo: “This is the worst photo I’ve ever seen!” Me looking at the photo 10 years later: “Dang, I look great!”

Why Couples Fight • My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, “What’s on TV?” I said, “Dust.” And then the fight started… • When I got home last night, my wife asked me to take her someplace expensive. So I took her to the gas station. And then the fight started… • I asked my wife, “Where do you want to go for our anniversary?” It warmed my heart to see her melting in sweet appreciation. “Somewhere I’ve not been in a long time,” she replied. So I took her to my parents’ house. And then the fight started… • My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, “I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 100 in about three seconds.” So I bought her a scale. And then the fight started… • My wife was looking at herself in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to me, “I feel horrible. I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to give me a compliment.” I replied, “Your eyesight is perfect.” And then the fight started…

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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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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 $669,500 A1080211



ENERGY EFFIECIENT BUNGALOW – VALLEYVIEW! … ICF MF walls, bsmt., awesome kitchen, hardwood flrg., cozy FP in great room, MF laundry, exc. bsmt. dev. In-floor htg. in home, garage. Gorgeous yard, veranda, covered deck. Asking $499,900 A1141560

GLORIOUS NEWLY BUILT WALKOUT … w/ water views! Cascades location, over 1800 sq. ft., 4 bdrm., 3 full baths. Open concept, gas FP, super kitchen w/granite, new appl., pantry. Great primary w/5-pce. en suite, WI closet. Fin. bsmt. w/lge. rumpus/family room. Double attached garage. Immediate possession available. Asking $449,000 A1156328

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


EXCEPTIONAL VALLEYVIEW 4-BDRM. … 3 baths. 1399 sq. ft. fully fin. bungalow. Amazing back yard. Pride of ownership shows and you will love it! Asking $444,900 A1146860

SOLD BEAUTIFUL 2-STOREY BACKING ONTO FIELD! … Awesome countryside views! 1714 sq. ft., 3+1 bdrm. home w/3 living spaces, 4 baths. Just upgraded, new bsmt. dev. fresh paint, rejuvenated kitchen w/quartz counter tops. Awesome deck, fin. garage, alley access. Exc. presentation. Asking $394,500 A1151520

STATELY HOME IN AUGUSTANA AREA … Over 1900 sq. ft. w/incredible views. Some classic finishes, upgraded central kitchen. Walkout bsmt., great for suite potential. Asking $349,000 A1153550


EXCEPTIONAL 2572 SQ. FT. HOME 19.99+/– acres right on pavement, w/multiple outbuildings! Asking $998,000 A1075576

4-BDRM. BI-LEVEL … Meticulously maintained, on lge. lot in great location! Htd. oversized dble. garage, beautiful yard, RV parking. Asking $276,500 A1161412

TOP FLOOR FIELDSTONE CONDO … corner unit w/wrap around deck. Accessible living. 2 bdrm., 2 baths, a/c, gas FP. One underground parking stall. Asking $283,500 A1146424 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 $269,900 A1142515 GORGEOUS CONDO OVERLOOKING JUBILEE PARK … You’ll love the views! Near walking trails, only blocks to city centre. Beautiful open design, bright windows, superb balcony. Features a lovely kitchen, dinette views, cozy FP in LR, spacious master, en suite, MF laundry and a/c. Easy access, elevator. Looking for quality and lifestyle? Asking $282,500 A1160420

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

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 $324,900 A1143772

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 $598,000 A1075552


EXC. FOURPLEX OPPORTUNITY! … Quality built for long life-cycle ownership. Approved, service ready for second 4-plex bldg. on lge. 50’x238’ lot. Four units, 4896 sq. ft. above grade + add’l lower level dev. Two 3+1 bdrm. units w/3 baths; two 2+1 bdrm. units w/4 baths. Private entrance, covered deck, a/c, vinyl plank flrg., ICF bsmt., air exchange, individually metred. Asking $849,000 A1147840

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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 $124,900 A1145299




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

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

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

3.05 ACRES Asking $1,223,170 GEMINI CENTRE, TURN KEY – 2104 sq. ft. FURNISHED! Board room, bull pen, 6 offices, reception. EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS! Only $16/sq. ft. + common A1044102


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


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 $875,000 A1132683

Graham Wideman

Matt Banack

Matthew Mayer

GREAT OPPORTUNITY for intensive farming operation, or someone who needs lots of indoor and outdoor storage space, on hwy! Asking $495,000 A1075322

KINGMAN … Newly dev. lots. Choose from seven! Located on the edge of town. Starting at $27,500 A1156323, 6338, 6341, 6343, 6346, 6348, 6349

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

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. Now asking $189,000 A1139444

Lyndsey Delwo

Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed

Lakeside walkouts available!

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

Sascha Dressler

Wally Wrubleski

DAYSLAND LOT– Serviced lot across from ball diamonds! Asking $22,000 A1123876 NEW NORWAY LOT – 65’ wide lot at the edge of town in Spartan Estates! Asking $50,000 A1122563 DAYSLAND LOT – Oversized 75’x100’ lot! Asking $35,000 A1121938




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

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

FOR SALE, 9.22 ACRES – ZONED C2 HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL! … Excellent high traffic west end location for highway commercial development in the City of Camrose. Located by west-end shopping centres. Excellent highway location and opportunity! Asking $922,000 A1161970

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76.21 +/– ACRES SUBJECT TO FINAL SUBDIVISION … Borders Hwy 14 and Rg Rd 205. Great recreational parcel w/many bldg. sites. Good mix of pasture, bush and rolling hills. Asking $425,000 A1152292

Beautiful Walkout Bungalows by Battle River Homes WALKOUT LAKE ESTATES! • 1248 sq. ft. • Superb deck, patio • Dev. bsmt. • Landscaped Asking $528,162 A1032894

MAIN FLOOR CONDO … at Crown Place, close to shopping, restaurants, health services. 9 ft. ceilings, 2 bdrm., 2 baths. Outdoor patio. A lovely home! Asking $177,500 A1146443

ExcELLENT business LOCATION/Investment Opportunity – Zoned c1 … 6472 sq. ft. bldg., central location, 3 units individually metred. 2 units are leased, front corner unit is available. 4 washrooms. Exc. for retail and/or offices. Easy customer access. Call now! Asking $545,000 A1160705 SECLUDED 4.13 ACRES … only 10 min. from Camrose w/shop! Great 3-bdrm. bungalow w/ updated kitchen! Come take a look and enjoy your new home! Asking $429,900 A1148050


LOOKING FOR AN AFFORDABLE … starter home or rental property close to schools and west end shopping? Includes 4 bdrm., vaulted ceilings. Attached garage/carport. Backs onto green space; plus much more! Asking $249,900 A1157650

OW COURT CONDO … with BEAUTIFUL W CENTRE attached garage! Close to walking trails, senior centre. Open design, vaulted ceilings. You’ll love the setting, lifestyle! Now only $217,500 A1116360

160 ACRE PROPERTY east of Camrose – Lovely yard site w/shelter belt. 4-bdrm. home, 2 garages, tinned barn w/additions, 2 wells, corrals, 2 dugouts, waterers. Annual revenue agreement of $3766.60 plus much more! Now asking $625,000 CA0184968

Lake views !

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! Now only $249,500 A1141162

BEAUTIFUL QUALITY BUILT CONDO! … JUST MOVE IN! Spacious and bright, 1365 sq. ft. condo, close to City centre and Mirror Lake. Open design w/9’ ceilings, hardwood flrg., exc. kitchen, superb dinette, spacious, bright LR. 2 huge bdrm., 2 baths, 7 appl. a/c. Hardi-plank siding, ICF bsmt. and more! You’ll love it! Asking $212,900 A1160119


LARGE 4-BDRM., 4-LEVEL SPLIT … c/w 26’x36’ shop w/12’ ceilings. Great location w/big yard. Welcome to your “Acreage in the City!” Asking $329,000 A1155727

8 MINUTES FROM BEAUMONT … 59 +/– acres to build your dream home! Asking $329,000 A1125450

113 ACRES OF ROLLING LAND – on which to build your house! Enjoy recreationally, or pasture for livestock. 1/4 mile east of Miquelon Lake Provincial Park campground entrance. Asking $569,000 A1137982

SOLD 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


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

3-BDRM. BUNGALOW … close to Jack Stuart School. Partially fin. bsmt. Fully fenced yard, oversized htd. 26’x24’ garage w/RV parking. Asking $298,000 A1155725



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

• Designed for active adults • No condo fees • Community lifestyle

4001-50 Street, Camrose Phone 780.672.5851