February 15, 2022 Camrose Booster

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C elebratin g 70 Years • 1952 ~ 2022 Vol. LXX, No. 12

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February 15, 2022

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w o t n y FAMILY k n u Lylee Granger and Irysh Snow aren’t near old enough to understand the incredible popularity of the music of the disco era, but after reminiscing with cherished “old” people in their lives, they are dressed and ready to skate to songs like “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, “Funkytown” by Lipps Inc. or “YMCA” by the Village People. Lylee and Irysh will be joining an expected large crowd at the

Free Family Fun Skate Sunday, February 20 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Border Paving Arena, Camrose Recreation Centre.

Inside Who Can I Count On? . . . . . . . . 6 Out and About . . . . . . . . . 8 and 9 City of Camrose . . . . . . 14 and 15 Your Financial Future . . 16 and 17 On the Road . . . . . . . . . 21 to 23 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . 24 and 25 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . 27 to 30 Central Agencies Realty Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 31 and 32

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News Features Alberta to lift COVID-19 restrictions. . . . . . . . . . . 2 Reflections by Bonnie Hutchinson. . . . . . . . . . . 4 Just Sayin’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Local gymnasts enjoy competition . 8 Augustana celebrates donors and students . . . . . . . . . . 10 City’s Family Day fun adjusted due to weather uncertainty. . . . . . 14

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Blast-from-the-past disco music will be pumped into the arena. Dress accordingly, if you are willing or dare! For more Family Day activities, check out the story by Lori Larsen in this week’s edition of The Booster.


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COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta will be eased during the next few weeks. Alberta entered Step 1 on February 9. The Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) was removed, along with most associated restrictions. Capacity limits in large facilities and entertainment venues (more than 500 seats) remain in place, but food and beverages are now allowed in seats. Capacity limits for locations not covered under the REP program are removed. Mandatory masking requirements will be removed for children age 12 and under in all settings as of February 14. “We are pleased to see the Alberta government has announced it will lift its remaining COVID-19 related business restrictions. This is a step toward recovery and a new phase for Alberta small businesses,” said Annie Dormuth, director of Provincial Affairs with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), in a statement. Step 2

Alberta will enter Step 2 starting on March 1, if hospitalizations are trending downwards. At that time, the following measures will be updated. Any remaining school requirements will be

removed (for example, Kindergarten to Grade 6 cohorting). Youth screening activities for entertainment and sport activities will be removed. Capacity on all large venues and entertainment venues will be lifted. Indoor and outdoor social gathering limits will be lifted. Mandatory work-fromhome requirements will be lifted. Indoor masking will no longer be required. “We continue to call on the Alberta government to develop a stay-open plan to provide clarity and certainty as we continue to manage the pandemic. This would include ensuring there is adequate healthcare capacity to avoid any renewed restrictions or business closures,” she added. Step 3

The timeline for Alberta entering Step 3 is to be determined and will depend on hospitalization rates continuing to trend downward. COVID-specific continuing care measures will be removed. Mandatory isolation will be removed (becomes a recommendation only). Latest survey results from CFIB show 53 per cent of Alberta small businesses say current restrictions should be eased to

allow more businesses to reopen. Alberta small businesses are split (49 per cent agree and 49 per cent disagree) that proof of vaccination is a tool to fight the current pandemic situation. About 77 per cent of Alberta small businesses agree proof of vaccination (Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program) should be removed once the economy fully reopens. “Removing business restrictions is a big step, but only the first towards a small business recovery plan. Currently, only 27 per cent of Alberta small businesses are at normal sales and 21 per cent are still actively considering bankruptcy. The average Alberta small business has inherited over $165,000 in new debt just to survive the restrictions of the past two years. We call on the Alberta government to back up the announcement with a plan to boost consumer confidence over the weeks ahead. After two years of uncertainty, messaging needs to shift towards encouraging the safe return to activities like dining, seeing a movie, going to the gym, events and travel so that our small businesses can begin the long road to recovery,” said Dormuth.

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Bearing witness

I didn’t know what to expect, knowing I was going to speak with a woman who lost her teenage son to suicide. I could not imagine that intensity of pain. She talked about sadness. “I’ve been to counselling and a mental health worker,” she said. “My mental health is fine. I’m not depressed. But I am very sad. I have a lot to be sad about.” She said it without a trace of self pity. It was simply an observation. People have said, “I don’t know what to say.” Her advice: You don’t need to say anything except, “I’m sorry this happened.” People have said, “I don’t know how to help.” Her advice: You don’t need to do anything except just be there. “Nobody can fix this,” she says. “It’s not fixable. I know I’m going to be experiencing grief for the rest of my life.” But people just being there–somehow that makes the unbearable bearable. She’d been posting her experience on Facebook. A while ago, she gathered up all the Facebook posts and put them into a book. The book is called Bearing Witness. ***

Another story, this one from just a few weeks ago. Five of us were having a deep conversation. Jocelyn (not her real name) began to tell the story of something she’d experienced almost 20 years before. She said, “I didn’t even know I was still thinking about this.” As she began to describe what happened, we listened in silence and growing compassion. When she finished, we were all silent for a few moments. And then one of us said, “Jocelyn, I’m sorry this happened. I’m sorry you had to experience this.” In that moment, she told us later, 20 years of pain left her body. It was the first time anyone had acknowledged her experience. Bearing witness. ***

This is for grown-ups. No trite words of comfort. No facile explanation. No quick fixes; no fixes at all. Grown-ups know there are things that cannot be fixed. Perhaps, just perhaps, what we grown-ups can do is just be with the pain–our own and other people’s. Simply acknowledge. Simply bear witness. It’s not a fix and it’s not a solution. But it is a profound and courageous human gift. ***

In the past two years, many of us have experienced more challenges and perhaps more pain than in most other two-year periods of our lives. Maybe, just maybe, if we simply acknowledge and bear witness to our own pain and others’ pain, we can move on. Acknowledge and move on. Here is something I have learned in eight decades: Unacknowledged pain does not go away. If we keep trying to suppress it, deny it or distract ourselves from it, it will begin to show up in other forms. Anger. Fear. Apathy. Physical illness. Depression. Cynicism. Blaming. Unacknowledged pain does not go away. I have seen people weep, not with sadness but with relief, when someone says, “I’m sorry this happened.” When pain–our own or other people’s–is acknowledged, when someone will bear witness, the situation may not change but somehow the pain is easier to bear. And on the other side of pain? I have lived long enough to see that when pain is acknowledged, what often emerges is compassion. Compassion for ourselves and compassion for others. Compassion changes everything. Compassion makes impossible things possible. Compassion can heal wounds, defuse rage and maybe even end wars. Compassion is good for the soul and good for the body. That is the gift of bearing witness. ***

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

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Where does MP Damien Kurek get his idea that the oil and gas industry is under attack, as per his most recent mail-out? The government’s continuous subsidizing of oil and gas and their pipelines has cost Albertans and Canadians billions. Yet, when Kurek lists key issues, which he says he “is hoping to address in Parliament”, his third one is what he calls an attack on the oil and gas industry. Kurek states that these industries are “an essential part of our lives and economy” and tells us how grateful he is for these industries “keeping Canadians warm”. He further says this industry “deserves our support”. Fair enough. However, none of these remarks support his opening sentence about oil and gas industries being attacked. His following statements, “This industry deserves our support, and Trudeau’s carbon tax needs to go” also say absolutely nothing to enlighten the reader as to how or why Kurek feels oil and gas are being attacked. Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Jason Kenney have provided billions in subsidies (both federal and provincial) for pipelines and roughly $11.5 billion for upgraders. For example, Trudeau/the federal government provided Petro Canada with about $10.5 billion to buy up various oil companies… and then subsequently sold

Petro Canada for only about $3.8 billion. (Canadians took that loss!) How can Kurek flatly state that our oil and gas industries are being attacked? Where did he get that idea from? And, what data does he use to support that opinion? All of us, politicians and the public alike, consume and pay for our use of oil and gas to fly, drive, ship goods, and heat our homes. How is that an attack on these industries? M. R. Leithead, Bawlf Truckers or protesters

I’m all for peaceful and respectful protests. Democracy requires them. On January 29 and 30, we saw what some folks calling themselves “truckers” (they are certainly not the majority of truckers–90 per cent of whom are vaccinated and comply with health regulations) did in their “protest” in our nation’s capital. Was there a well organized and peaceful protest? No. We hear the organizers never coordinated with the police or the city council in Ottawa and it also appears they did not obtain a permit for the protest. No portable toilets were set up, even though many people bragged about the millions donated to this cause. Once in Ottawa, what did these “defenders of freedom” do? Here are some of the details so far: they desecrated the Terry Fox statue; they danced on the Tomb of the Unknown Sol-

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ider; they urinated on the War Memorial; they mocked Indigenous culture by misusing video of a drum dance from a different event; they assaulted a security guard at a soup kitchen for homeless people and then, overpowering the staff, they stole food; they made their way all over Ottawa forcing businesses to close because they harassed the staff who were trying to abide by the local City of Ottawa health regulations. Some are quick to point out these are a few bad apples. If so, then why in nearly all these instances are there videos of large groups of people cheering, while these disgusting events happened? What I see in those videos is the crowd happily egging on these so-called bad apples. It went from peaceful to a protest. In short, they showed everyone in the country and around the world who they are. Then I watched another video, where in midst of all this was our own MP Damian Kurek. I have many questions. I’m curious who collected all that money and what groups or individuals have it now. I’m also interested in what are they really protesting… the rule of law? You opposed to that, Mr. Kurek? I’m curious and I think a lot of your constituents, whom who you claim to represent, are too. Those certainly weren’t our views you were representing. Mark Lindberg, Camrose

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25 Years Ago This Week – from Feb. 18, 1997 edition • At the AGM of the Battle River Credit Union held last week, President Alan Fielding reported that the organization had just completed its best year ever. The big news was a growth in assets during 1996 of 29.72%, loans increased by 20% and a net income for the year of $1,126,563. In addition to Mr. Fielding, the following individuals will serve on the board in 1997: (all are from Camrose unless otherwise noted) Vice President Bernie Klammer from Vegreville, Manager Terry Kelly and Directors Darrell Rosland, Lane Carrington from Viking, Garry Schielke, Joe Cameron from Sedgewick, Ron Pilger, Ernie Duchscherer, Glenn Friesen and Dennis Baird from Stettler. • Jack Ramsay, MP, was nominated by acclamation to represent the Reform Party in the Federal Constituency of Crowfoot in the next General Election. The nomination meeting was held in Stettler on February 10. • Jeff Truitt was named the first ever coach for the new Alberta Junior Hockey League team in Camrose. The announcement was made by team spokesperson, Verlyn Olson, who said eleven unsolicited applications for the position were received from quality candidates.

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Precision volleyball team collect silver medals at Premier event

Submitted Camrose Precision volleyball team captured silver medals at an Edmonton tournament on February 5 and 6. Members include, back row left to right, head coach Greg Ryan, Ella Stobbs, Ashlyn Ceulemans, Jenna Adkens, Hannah Wilm, Keeley Lamson and assistant coach Alyson Ryan. Second row: Larissa Mohler, Raya Schlaut and Kira Fiveland. Front row: Madison Dyck and Shaye Flemming. By Murray Green

The Camrose Precision Volleyball Club placed second in the Provincial North Premier 1 Volleyball tournament in Edmonton on Feb. 5 and 6. The U17 team of 10 girls (two of whom are underage) won silver medals with head coach and founder of the club Greg

Ryan and assistant coach Alyson Ryan. Precision played eight games with a 5-3 record. The final game for gold and silver medals was against Black Gold’s U18 team with two close games, 25-22 and 25-23. Precision U17 were placed at the bottom of the tournament ranking at them 35th out of 35 teams.

The girls had nowhere to go but up in the standings. At the end of day one, the team won their crossover game placing them in the Blue playoffs, where they placed second. The team is heading south on February 17th to play in the Las Vegas Classic then onto Premier 2 in Calgary on March 5.

Local gymnasts enjoy competition \By Murray Green

Precision and Academy of Gymnastics gymnasts had another successful weekend at the Exelta Cup 2022 in Red Deer, February 5 and 6. It was the first in-person competition since March 2020 and was attended by more than 25 clubs from across Alberta. In the Xcel Bronze Category, top honours were taken by Kashtyn Ferguson. Haidee Gunderson of Camrose took home a gold medal in the All-Around. Also receiving gold in All-Around were Lauren Woodford and Sophie Sonnenberg of Camrose, Kalla Hayes and Mackenzie Fuller of Forestburg and Aubree Sheppard of Millet. Omosede Ogbeide of Gwynne, Charli Dietrich of New Norway and Paetyn Niehaus of Camrose all received silver medals. In the Silver category, Precision and Academy of Gymnastics gymnasts dominated the younger category (seven to 11 years old) in the All-Around with Madison Niehaus taking gold, Raina Johnston silver and Mckenna Adloff tied for bronze. Palmer

Heck placed a close fourth, Avery Walker tied for fifth, Quinn Urkow was sixth, Alexa Schmidt seventh and Addy Walker was ninth. In the 12 and older category, Neve Stamp tied for bronze on floor and was sixth in the All-Around. Danika Hillyer was fifth on beam. Both girls are from Camrose. In the Gold category, Brooklyn McNabb of Forestburg earned the gold All-Around, also silver on vault and bars, bronze on beam and gold on floor. Lacey Adloff won silver on floor and bronze on vault. Peyton Harquail of Wetaskiwin was sixth on bars and beam. Abigayle Ryschka was seventh on vault and floor. Brook ly n n Church of Mulhurst Bay was seventh on bars. In the age 13 and over category, Aubree Gauvin of Glen Park was eighth on floor. Elissa Battle

of Millet in Level 8 was seventh on floor. Carly Letourneau of Wetaskiwin in first Trials to Canadians was ninth All-Around out of 17 competitors. The club’s next competition will be the Copeland Classic in Spruce Grove at the end of February. The Precision and Academy of Gymnastics will host Trials to Westerns in Wetaskiwin at the end of March. This competition also serves as second Trials to Canadians. The club will also hold the All-Around Alberta Meet for the Xcel and L1 and L2. Neve Stamp in action


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The all-female band Nice Horse will open for country music star Tebey, who will be at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre on February 17 for a 7:30 p.m. show. Tebey is a platinumselling artist, awardwinning producer and accomplished songwriter, with six number one songs in his repertoire of hits. The group Still Hungry has postponed the show entitled Raven. The ViVa Trio will share a show called Nothing Else Matters at the Lougheed on February 26 at 7:30 p.m.

This all-female vocal group is redefining their sound in a series of new releases. “Siren Song”, their first single in a wave of new music, features stunning vocals and a symphonic base with electronic elements and effects. Garrett Gregory returns to the Lougheed Centre for a cabaret show on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. He is an ambitious vocalist with a shockingly powerful voice and a live show that has been turning heads with his breakthrough into country music. The children’s show Rattle and Strum has been

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Augustana celebrates donors and students By Lori Larsen

University of Alberta Augustana Campus celebrated the generosity of donors that help contribute towards the ongoing success of students during the annual Augustana Community Awards Celebration 2021-22 held virtually on Tuesday, February 8. Emcee University of Alberta Augustana Campus assistant registrar Jonathan Hawkins once again did a smooth job at guiding attendees who joined the event literally from all over the world, thanks to technology, through presentations by dignitaries, members of the Augustana community and testimonials by student recipients of awards. “We deeply wish we could have come together in the Augustana gymnasium for our annual celebration of award recipients and donors, but we are so very pleased that you have joined our online community tonight.” A quick online survey of where attendees joined indicated that 71 per cent of respondents were from Camrose and area, 22 per cent from Alberta, two per cent from across Canada, and five per cent from outside of Canada. The well-oiled virtual presentation began with the euphonious music of an Augustana Choral group comprised of members of Mannskor Men’s Chorus, Sangkor Women’s Ensemble and Augustana alumni under the direction of conductor Dr. John Wiebe. The performance was rehearsed and recorded earlier and included a mosaic of the songsters behind the voices. The song “How Can I Keep From Singing” was indicative of the mood for the event, in that Augustana can continue to provide quality learning experiences for students from all corners of the world, thanks to the kindness of so many donors. Special guests City of Camrose Mayor PJ Stasko, Camrose County Reeve Cindy Trautman and Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely (on behalf of the province) offered congratulations to the recipients of the 202122 community awards and thanked the many donors who make it all possible. University of Alberta Augustana Campus dean Demetres Tryphonopoulos offered greetings. “I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of those joining us as we celebrate this, the 50th anniversary of Augustana’s community awards program, and to express my sincere gratitude to those who contribute with such a generosity to the success

of this program and that of our students. “Since 1973, the Community Awards Program has been a special part of Augustana bringing together donor generosity and student achievement as a way of making postsecondary education more accessible.” Tryphonopoulos was also pleased to share that Augustana (Community Donor Awards Program) has also reached an incredible giving milestone. “The Burgar Funeral Home Scholarship, supported by Bart Orr, and the Camrose Booster Award, supported by Blain Fowler, are the first award donors to reach 50 years of giving to the award program and supporting Augustana students.

Submitted archive photos Top photo: Blain Fowler, right, of Camrose Booster Ltd. stands with a student recipient of the Camrose Booster Award during the 2016 Augustana Award Celebration event. Bottom photo: Bart Orr of Burgar Funeral Home, right, stands with the student recipient of the Burgar Funeral Home award during the 2017 Award Celebration event. Burgar Funeral Home and the Camrose Booster were celebrated for 50 years of giving during the 2021/22 Augustana Community Awards Celebration.

“This is a most remarkable achievement and we wish to extend our heartfelt and deepest thanks and congratulations for your generous commitment to our campus and students.” Tryphonopoulos continued by thanking all donors to the community awards program. “Your kindness and generosity ensures Augustana students have access to needed financial supports.” He commented that Augustana is well situated within the University of Alberta and has been making changes that will prepare them for the future with a focus on students’ success. “With your help, we can continue to work together in order to promote a vibrant and supportive

learning and research environment, to cultivate a culture of excellence in teaching research and creative activity, to recognize athletic achievement, to foster diversity and inclusivity and equity, and to celebrate Augustana’s commitment to its core values.” He further commented on Augustana’s commitment to secure the health and diversity of Augustana offerings and ensure students, present and future, can enjoy the student services and engagement opportunities they deserve. “All this has been made possible by working with generous donors and wonderful students like you.” University of Alberta Augustana Campus assistant director of development Bree Urkow also offered her congratulations to donor-funded student

award recipients and her deepest appreciation to all the donors. “Students, as the recipient of a donor-funded award, your efforts are being rewarded and recognized tonight. Congratulations and well done.” Urkow expressed her sincere and heartfelt appreciation to all of the donors to the community awards program, making mention of the long-term anniversary donors celebrating support of 10 years or more. “This year, I am particularly excited to be making history as we celebrate our first ever award donors to meet the 50-year giving milestone. “Congratulations to Burgar Funeral Home and the Camrose Booster. “Alver, John and Bart, Bill and Blain, your com-

mitment to helping Augustana students has been inspirational. On behalf of all of us at Augustana, thank you for your longterm support and believing in our students.” In conclusion, Urkow said she felt blessed to be able to do the work she does. “I, along with my colleagues, are filled with gratitude for you, Augustana’s many supporters and our students, and we are humbled that you chose Augustana as the fortunate recipient of your generous giving.” On behalf of all student donor-funded award recipients, Augustana bachelor of management student Mavis Rowan, recipient of Ptarmigan Foundation Indigenous Award, thanked the donors for their continued support to the success of students. “For myself, the student donor funds mean that the financial burden has been lightened,” said Rowan. “It also relieves the financial stress that most students have come to endure. But most of all, it gives you hope when you are struggling financially, and puts you one step closer to making your dreams come true. “When every penny counts, scholarships make all the difference. I am so grateful for the generosity, kindness and willingness of donors to help older students, like me, who are trying to get another chance at school to improve their own lives and lives of their families.” The event wound up with recorded testimonials by donor-funded award recipient students reflecting on their own personal Augustana experiences and expressing gratitude to all donors.


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Police engagement meeting involves all taxpayers By Murray Green

The National Police Federation (NPF) was in Camrose on February 15 to inform local residents about the province’s potential move from RCMP to provincial police. Anyone who pays taxes in Alberta would be affected by the change in policing because taxes will be added to pay for any changes made. The meeting was held in person at the Camrose branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (6002-

50 Avenue) beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. If you would like to attend a virtual event, or an event in a different area, visit: KeepAlberta R C M P. c a/C o m m u n i t y EngagementTour. The National Police Federation invites all Albertans to join a meeting to learn more about the Government of Alberta’s proposed provincial police service and have their say on the future of policing in Alberta through the KeepAlber-

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Ski club to host Ole Uffda Loppet By Murray Green

The Camrose Ski Club has been busy hosting two major biathlon competitions, planning to host the Ole Uffda Loppet again (first Ole Uffda race since 2019) and sending Natalie Thain off to Europe with Team Alberta for two weeks. The Ole Uffda Loppet is slated for Saturday, Feb-

ruary 26. It will be a classic technique loppet with distances of 1.5 km, 3 km, 5 km, 10 km and 20 km, all starting from the Stoney Creek Centre. The club hosted two very successful biathlon race weekends earlier this year. Camrose Ski Club alumni Thain was one of 10 Alberta Ski Team skiers

selected by Nordiq Alberta to travel to Europe and race internationally at the Planica Slovenia Alpen Cup and the Swiss Cup in Klosters, Switzerland. For more information on the Loppett, visit www.camroseskiclub.com or contact skiclubcamrose@ gmail.com to register for the event or to volunteer.

Government is listening to Albertans By Jackie Lovely, MLA Camrose Constituency

I have been busy meeting with constituents most of this month and it has been great to hear what is on everyone’s minds. When it comes to forming policy, a good government will listen to the people and make changes based on feedback. That is what our government is doing when it comes to delaying the implementation of phase two of the SafeRoads Alberta/Justice Transformation Initiative (JTI) for 90 to 120 days, so we can re-engage with Albertans, listen, and get it right. The goal of this was to reduce the backlog of nearly 400,000 traffic tickets per year on our court system. I believe that police and court resources should be directed at fighting serious and dangerous criminals. Around 60,000 traffic tickets end up in court every year and serious crimes must be brought before the courts. Unfortunately, an incomplete draft of the plan was leaked to the media. I made this clear in a previous column, but it bears repeating. Anyone wishing to challenge a ticket will be able to do so. The government is going back to the drawing board, and I encourage you to reach out to my office if you have any suggestions. Do you know someone who has stepped up for seniors in the Camrose constituency? If so, there is a great opportunity to have individuals or organizations receive the recognition they deserve. My friend and colleague Alberta Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon announced on January 31 that nominations are now open for the 2022 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards. Our riding has more seniors per capita than the provincial average, so I have no doubt we have some deserving candidates in our backyard. Up to nine awards will be presented to individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. The nomination deadline is May 2. Details are at www.alberta.ca/MSSA. If you are not online, contact my office for a paper-based nomination form. Our government is also looking for feedback on the K-6 draft curriculum. Due to the pandemic, sessions that were scheduled for last fall had to be cancelled. However, for the entire month of February, the province wants to hear from as many people as possible. If you are unable to attend one of the 44 online sessions, you can have your say by visiting this website https:// www.alberta.ca/curriculum-have-your-say.aspx. This is your opportunity to be heard and I hope you take advantage of it. On that webpage, you will also find a copy of the draft curriculum. I encourage you to check it out, as opposed to forming an opinion based on what opponents are telling you to believe. In response to growing demand for EMS services across Alberta, the government is launching a provincial emergency medical services advisory committee to provide immediate and long-term recommendations that will inform a new provincial EMS service plan. Meanwhile, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is immediately rolling out a 10-point plan to quickly add capacity to EMS. Co-chaired by R.J. Sigurdson, MLA for Highwood, and Tracy Allard, MLA for Grande Prairie, the committee will provide recommendations to the health minister by May. Strategies that can be tested or more broadly implemented in the short term will be actioned in the meantime. MLAs will be returning to the legislature later this month and I am looking forward to being your voice in this session. If you have any questions or concerns, contact my office. We are always here for you! You can contact Jackie Lovely, Camrose MLA, at Constituency Office, 104, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. Tel: 780-672-0000, camrose@assembly. ab.ca or at Legislature Office, 6th Floor, 9820-107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1E7.


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CITY PAGE Employment Opportunities TREASURY RECEPTIONIST / CASHIER

The City of Camrose is seeking a highly motivated, energetic and reliable individual with a strong aptitude in customer service to join our Financial Services Department as a Treasury Receptionist / Cashier. Reporting to the Manager of Treasury Operations, the Treasury Receptionist / Cashier will be the first line of contact for customers entering City Hall. This is a part-time position (0.60 FTE). FUNCTIONS/DUTIES (but not limited to): • Provides reception, customer service and administrative assistance. • Receives payment on behalf of the City and related documents from outside agencies. • Maintains file system of post-dated cheques and processes payments. • Responsible for handling large amounts of cash. • Ensures that proper control and security measures are adhered to with respect to funds being held. • Receipting a variety of payment made in-person and electronically. QUALIFICATIONS: • High School Diploma. • A minimum of two (2) years of exemplary customer service supplemented with completion of an office / secretarial program, or equivalent. • Basic accounting knowledge, skills and training are considered an asset. • Proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office Suite. • Experience using Serenic Financial Software is desirable. • Exceptional customer service and public relation skills to effectively maintain professional relationships and communications with coworkers, internal customers and the public. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to handle multiple tasks. • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. HOURS OF WORK: This is a part-time position (0.60 FTE). Hours of work are typically 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The City of Camrose offers competitive salary, attractive benefits, and a positive work environment. The starting salary for this position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé to the address below or in person by February 18, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. If applying by email, please ensure job position is included in subject line. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. CONTACT: City of Camrose – Attention: Manager of Treasury Operations Mailing and Office Address: 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 P: 780-672-4426 | F: 780-672-2469 | E: hr@camrose.ca | W: www.camrose.ca Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP). The personal information recorded on the application form is being collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. The information will be used for the purpose(s) of employee recruitment and administration and is protected by the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. If you require additional information concerning the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the FOIP Officer at 780-672-4426.

TEMPORARY SEASONAL POSITIONS

Are you looking for a challenging summer job where you will work with a great team and learn some valuable skills? Join our team at the City of Camrose where you can contribute to helping Camrose grow as a dynamic community. TEMPORARY SEASONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 1. Parks – manual labour for maintenance and operations in the parks system. 2. Parks – Wildlife Coordinator – promoting wildlife and greenspace stewardship through planning, education, projects and research. 3. Golf Course Grounds – manual labour for maintenance and operations on the golf course. 4. Public Works – manual labour for public works operations: street, sidewalk and sign maintenance. 5. Golf Course Pro Shop Attendant – Responsible for setting and charging tee times, sales, general housekeeping, answering phones and providing excellent customer service in the Pro Shop. QUALIFICATIONS: • Reliable with strong work ethic. • Ability to follow instructions and work both independently and in a team environment. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Basic computer skills. Successful candidates will be required to produce a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract and Police Information Check. HOURS OF WORK: Hours of work will vary depending on applicable position. Some shift work will be necessary to address operational requirements. HOURLY WAGE: The hourly wage varies by position. Some positions comply with the CUPE Local 1425 Collective Agreement. APPLICATIONS: If one of these seasonal jobs sounds like a fit for you, please submit a separate cover letter and resumé for each position you are interested in to the attention of the appropriate Manager listed. We appreciate and consider all applications; however only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Please note that due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing other operational requirements, the employment of temporary seasonal positions may be delayed or rescinded if necessary. In addition, based on the volume of interest and quantity of available positions, interviews will be conducted on a first come basis and positions will be filled in same manner. Positions will remain open until all suitable candidates are found. Parks Seasonal Positions Golf Course Grounds Seasonal Positions Public Works Seasonal Positions Golf Course Pro Shop Seasonal Position

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City’s Family Day fun adjusted due to uncertainty of weather By Lori Larsen

We can’t control the weather, so the City of Camrose Recreation and Culture Department, in partnership with the Camrose Public Library, Family Literacy and Family Resource Centre, has adjusted the events planned for the Family Day weekend, February 19 to 21. The quick thinking Rec centre staff put together some alternate family fun events to better suit any type of weather–rain, snow or shine.

As for the tobogganing party scheduled for Friday, February 18, only the snow will know, and while the extended forecast holds some promise of the white stuff, the City-planned event has been put on hold. Don’t let that stop you and your friends and family from getting out to the hills for a fun slide should the pending forecast of snow make that possible. On Saturday, February 19, the City in partnership with the Camrose Public Library, Family Literacy and the Family Resource

Centre, are planning some fun at Stoney Creek Centre from 1 until 4 p.m. There will be some oversized games for families to try, story reading, and other fun activities. Attendees can still gather around the firepits and enjoy a crackling fire and some hot chocolate and cookies supplied by the City. Once again, if the snow does fly, then by all means take advantage of a snowy hike or walk or don your own snowshoes and enjoy the incredible scenery of Stoney Creek.

On Sunday, February 20 from 1 until 4 p.m., break out your disco skates and sport an ’80s hair scrunchie, gold lamé button-down shirt and shiny leggings and come out for a free family fun skate to some disco tunes at the City of Camrose Recreation Centre Border Paving Arena. Hot chocolate and cookies will once again be available. On Monday, February 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m., the Rose City Curling Club will be offering free curling for families. Come on down

and try your hand at tossing a rock. Register by telephoning 780-672-4152 or email at rccc@cable-lynx. net. Not all is lost just because Mother Nature won’t cooperate. That won’t stop residents from having some good old family fun. For more information or updates, visit the City of Camrose website at www.c amr o s e .c a/en/ recreation- an d-leisure/ pr o g r am s - an d- c our s e s . a s p x # We - L o v e -W i n t e r Family-Day-Weekend.


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CITY PAGE Employment Opportunities MUNICIPAL SURVEY TECHNICIAN

The City of Camrose is seeking an experienced fulltime permanent Municipal Survey Technician to join our Infrastructure department. Reporting to the Municipal Engineer, this position will be responsible for survey duties for the City, construction project supervision, and the management of record drawings from City and nonCity construction projects. FUNCTIONS/DUTIES (but not limited to): • Manages and maintains survey control and layout for City construction projects. • Plans and coordinates preliminary surveys carried out by City staff or by contractors. • Conducts field inspections and supervision of project components. • Assists the Municipal Engineer with quantity calculations for progress payments. • Coordinates the compilation of ‘record’ information for City projects and assist with ‘record’ drawings. • Oversees utility mapping and integration of data with GIS records. • Surveys annual gravel inventory and monthly landfill levels. • Coordinates custom survey work for third parties. • Selects and maintains survey equipment and perform related duties. • Maintains plan file system and including all new asbuilt drawings. • Assists Municipal Engineer in RFP development and evaluation. • Reviews progress payment submissions and checks for accuracy. • All other relevant duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: • Post-secondary Diploma in one or more of the following fields of study: Geomatics (Surveying) Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, or Engineering Design and Drafting Technology. • A minimum of five (5) years’ relevant post-diploma experience in construction inclusive of a minimum two (2) years’ experience in municipal construction. • Proficiency with all survey instruments including, but not limited to, GPS, Robotic Total Station, TSC7, Level and Rod, etc. • Proficiency of AutoCAD software would be an asset. • Municipal experience considered an asset. • Holds a CET in ASET or equivalent. HOURS OF WORK: Hours of work are typically 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The City of Camrose offers a competitive salary, attractive benefits, and a positive work environment. The starting salary for this position will be based upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. APPLICATIONS: Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and current resumé via email or to the address below by March 4, 2022 at 4:30 pm. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. CONTACT: City of Camrose – Attention: Human Resources Mailing Address: 5204-50 Ave., Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 P: 780-672-4426 | F: 780-672-2469 E: hr@camrose.ca | W: www.camrose.ca

COMMUNITY SERVICES OFFICE CLERK (TEMPORARY)

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Join our team at the City of Camrose where you can contribute to helping Camrose grow as a dynamic community with an exceptional quality of life. The City of Camrose is seeking a Community Services Office Clerk to provide scheduling / booking administration and office support to the Community Services Department. This is a temporary position with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2022. The successful applicant must demonstrate a professional, customer service based approach, be able to work independently in a team environment, and have excellent organizational skills. FUNCTIONS/DUTIES (but not limited to): • Responsible for overall management and implementation of scheduling/booking processes of all Community Services facilities. • Assist with the organizing of special events and responsible for bookings of facilities. • On-going liaison with facility user groups from a scheduling perspective. • Provide customer service and reception support to the Community Services Department. • Maintains the City’s Digital Action Tracking System (DATS) for the Community Services Department including, but not limited to, uploading training certificates, running reports as required, etc. • Provide backup office support for the Community Services Team and assist Office Supervisor with general office duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS: • High school diploma or GED equivalent. • Post-secondary courses in office administration and customer service training considered an asset. • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite. • Experience with Serenic, PerfectMind, Access and Laserfiche software considered an asset. • Ability to effectively adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads and sudden or frequent changes in priority in order to accomplish objectives. • Excellent customer service skills including the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, both verbally and written. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Class 5 driver’s abstract and Police Information Check. HOURS OF WORK: Hours of work are typically 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The City of Camrose offers competitive salary, attractive benefits, and a positive work environment. The starting salary for this position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé to the address below or in person by February 18, 2022 at 4:30 pm. If applying by email, please ensure job position is included in subject line. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. CONTACT: City of Camrose – Attention: Human Resources Mailing Address: 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 Community Services Office Location: 5600-44 Avenue, Camrose, AB P: 780-672-9195 | E: hr@camrose.ca | W: www.camrose.ca

NOTICE TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS (Section 311(1) of the Municipal Government Act)

TAKE notice that the 2022 Property Assessment Notices were mailed to assessed owners on January 13, 2022. Pursuant to Section 311 (2) of the Municipal Government Act RSA 2000, c. M-26 all assessed owners are deemed to have received their Assessment Notices as a result of this publication. If you have not received a notice for your property please contact the Assessment Department. Assessment Inquiries:

Assessment Department, City of Camrose 5204-50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 Phone: 780-678-3032 Fax: 780-672-2469 Email: assessment@camrose.ca Travis Lantz, AMAA, Manager of Assessment

SPECIAL NOTICE The City of Camrose sends separate assessment and tax notices. The notice contains assessment information only. A separate taxation notice will be sent in May. The opportunity to review and if necessary file a complaint against your assessment has commenced now and ends on March 22.

Helicopter crash victims on road to recovery By Murray Green

Three government workers and a helicopter pilot who crashed east of Camrose on January 23 are on the road to recovery. Pilot Sarel Hofmeyr suffered a major spinal cord injury and will likely not

walk again, according to a family member who told CBC. The three passengers on a wildlife counting project are expecting a full recovery. One was released from hospital a week after the accident. Killam-Forestburg RCMP were alerted to a

red Bell 206B helicopter having crashed in a wooded area near Range Road 161 and Township Road 462 in Flagstaff County at 10 a.m. on January 23. A pilot and three Alberta Environment and Parks employees were passengers on board.

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In this week’s column, I believe it is deeply important to address the affordability crisis Canada is facing. After six years of Liberal economic policies, we are facing crushing inflationary pressures, rampant and systemic issues in our supply chains, and a fiscal situation that is making life less affordable for Canadians of today and the future. I hope to address a few of these concerns. Inflation is rising at the fastest rate in 30 years. This increases the cost of everything from groceries to fuel. Although this challenge is not unique to Canada, fiscal policies play a big role. When the supply of money is increased, it decreases the value of that money. Conservatives have repeatedly called on the Liberals to spend responsibly long before COVID-19. Some of Canada’s highest spending took place prior to COVID, and during the pandemic, an additional $600 billion has been spent. Although spending was needed to ensure Canadians could get through these challenging times, we have seen that it was done with little oversight adding to inflationary pressures. Canadians have been hit hard by the rapid surge in food prices. The 12th edition of Canada’s Food Price Report released last December predicts the average Canadian family of four will pay an extra $966 for food in 2022. The Liberals’ poor legislative choices hit even deeper than what is displayed in economic data. Prime Minister Trudeau’s proposed mandate to reduce nitrogen fertilizer usage by 30 per cent will only make this worse. Farmers have a lot of adversity to overcome and the carbon tax has exacerbated the problems they face. Running equipment, keeping a barn warm in the winter and drying grain all takes a lot of energy. The carbon tax penalizes farmers and passes on the extra costs to Canadians at the grocery store. Like farmers, the heating bills of Canadians have sky-rocketed because of the carbon tax. Over the last few months, many of you have expressed concern about your heating bills and how much the carbon tax has hurt your ability to heat your home. Additionally, we see increases in payroll deductions and other taxes that are reducing take-home pay at a time when the dollar is becoming less valuable. I vow to fight against the carbon tax and for the affordable cost of living for Canadians. Canada has been in economic disarray since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been subjected to more than two years of lockdowns and mandates. Despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, Trudeau is still standing behind strict mandates that are increasingly out of touch with experts’ advice which is resulting in Canadians not being able to fully participate in the economy. We need a path to normal and the ability to live our lives again. Canada’s Conservatives will fight for our nation’s fiscal future, and for a responsible Government that puts Canadians interests first. Finally, a note about the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. Recently, the Conservative caucus voted for a change in leadership. I would like to thank Erin O’Toole, his wife Rebecca, and their children Mollie and Jack for their service to Canada. Serving as the leader of Canada’s Official Opposition is an immensely difficult duty and I thank Erin for his work. When it comes to the future of the leadership of the Conservative Party, I will be sure to update constituents when more details are available. In the interim, it will be led capably by Manitoba MP Candice Bergen. It is an honour to serve as your MP and to fight for you in our capital. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this column, or need assistance with a federal government program, you are encouraged to write Damien at 4945-50 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, text 403-575-5625, or email damien. kurek@parl.gc.ca. You can also stay up to date with Damien by following him on social media @dckurek.

By Murray Green

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) strives to help millions of Canadians with different personal situations to easily understand and manage their taxes. If you filed on paper last year, the CRA will automatically mail you the 2021 income tax package by February 21. The package you will receive includes a letter from the minister of National Revenue and the Commissioner of Revenue, the Federal Income Tax and Benefit Guide; a provincial or territorial information guide (except for the province of Quebec); two copies of the income tax and benefit return; Form 428 for provincial or territorial tax (except for the province of Quebec); File My Return invitation letter and information sheet, if eligible for the service; personalized inserts or forms, depending on eligibility; and a return envelope. If you haven’t received your package by February 21 or need publications or forms not included in it, you can: view, download and print them from canada.ca/taxes-general-package; order them online at canada.ca/get-cra-forms; or order them by calling the CRA at 1-855-330-3305 (be ready to give your social insurance number). Remember to file your income tax and benefit return by April 30. By doing so, you will avoid interruptions to any credits or benefits to which you may be entitled, such as the Canada child benefit, goods and services tax/ harmonized sales tax credit, child disability benefit, and guaranteed income supplement. It’s easy to make sure your tax information is up to date. To save time, you can easily update your personal information using My Account or the MyCRA mobile web app. If you move or change marital status, it’s simple to let the CRA know. Besides updating your information, you can also view what you owe to the CRA; your TFSA and RRSP limits; your benefit and credit information; the status of your return; and your notices of assessment (NOA) or reassessment. If you’re looking for the fastest and easiest way to do your taxes, file your taxes online. You should also sign up for direct deposit and My Account early to get your refund faster and avoid any delays.

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YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE Canadians can’t envision prioritizing future planning By Murray Green

As the annual deadline for RRSP contributions approaches, a new eyeopening national research study by Co-operators discovered that social pressures to appear financially savvy and an emerging do-it-yourself investing culture are presenting new challenges for Canadians’ long-term financial planning. The poll, conducted on the Angus Reid Forum Panel, surveyed financial professionals across the banking and wealth management sectors and found 85 per cent feel today’s “culture of now” is hindering people from seeing retirement planning as a priority. The study also uncovered a myth around retirement planning. A good majority (57 per cent) of financial advisors believe Canadians view RRSPs as an investing tool of the past that is no longer attractive today. A further 83 per cent of respondents say they see a lot of people pretending to know more than they actually do about investing basics. “Right now, consumers are fatigued from the uncertainty of the past couple of years; many are searching for immediate solutions, researching online and falling into a pack-mentality fuelled by a ‘fear of missing out’ investing anxiety,” said Jennifer Cook, financial advisor, Co-operators. “Most Canadians aren’t seeing the full potential of RRSPs and TFSAs right now, especially when so many others around them seem to be pursuing quick wins.” Indeed, 52 per cent of advisors across the country say the most asked about topic from their clients is by far crypto currency. Additionally, 55 per cent are increasingly being asked to comment on information gathered from undetermined sources on the internet. Seventy-six per cent of respondents hypothesize that for many Canadians living in urban centres, home ownership is increasingly feeling out of reach, and because of this, many are looking for DIY investment strategies. They are hoping to use this as a replacement for their long-term security. Vanessa Bowen, holis-

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Gray’s love for reading lives on By Lori Larsen

In memory and in honour of the work Camrose Public Library’s past director Robyn Gray did to maintain the vital service CPL provides and contributes to the community, the Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak has set up memorial donations to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Camrose affiliate.

in order to increase that amount. “In order to qualify for the program, children must reside within the City of Camrose. However, it is our long-term goal to expand the program to include children in Camrose County.” Children are eligible to receive a monthly free book from birth until they

Submitted Robyn Gray’s passion for reading showed through the work she did at Camrose Public Library.

“Robyn’s passion for literacy through reading led us to direct donations to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Camrose affiliate,” noted Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak treasurer Morris Henderson. “It is heartwarming to see the amazing effect of Robyn’s short life on those who met her, but sad to see that life cut short.” According to Rotary Club of Camrose secretary Kim Boyco, the Club recently became an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and started accepting registrations of children at the end of January. “Our club has committed funding and support to the program for an initial three-year term. Our current funding has resulted in our having to cap registrations at 100 children, but we are actively pursuing grants and other fundraising opportunities

reach the age of five. Children who are registered when they are born could potentially build a library of 60 books by the time they graduate from the program. “The Rotary Club of Camrose (noon) has partnered on the program with the Camrose Public Library, and parents can register children in person through the library or by downloading an application from https://imaginationlibrary.com/ca/affiliate/AB CAMROSE/ and mailing it to the Rotary Club of Camrose,” explained Boyco. “With Robyn’s passing, her parents asked the Daybreak Club where memorial donations to Robyn would have the best effect,” noted Henderson. “With Robyn’s passion for reading and literacy, the Imagination Library was a no-brainer to suggest. Ann and Gord (Robyn’s parents) enthusiastically accepted our suggestion.”

Robyn passed away in Calgary on January 29, at the age of 31 years, after a courageous year-long battle with brain cancer. She joined the team at Camrose Public Library as the director in January 2019. Unfortunately, she was forced to take longterm disability leave in the spring of 2021. During her time with CPL and in the community, Robyn came to be known for her warm and welcoming manner, her passion to keep people reading, her dedication to the continued growth of CPL (despite the challenges faced due to the pandemic), and her participation and support throughout the community, including being an active member of the Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak. She will be sorrowfully missed. Donations made to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Camrose affiliate can be done by E-transfer to CamroseDaybreakTreasurer @gmail.com; by PayPal or credit card at http://www. camroserotary.com/robyngray-memorial-donation. html; or by cheque mailed to the Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak, PO Box 1515, Camrose, AB T4V 1X4. “We chose units of $50 because that is the cost to provide a book a month for a year to a Camrose child registered in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library,” said Henderson, adding that all donations and condolence messages will be shared with Robyn’s parents. “There are over $2,600 in donations from teachers, band mates and friends (some representing groups) who have been touched by Robyn’s spirit.” To learn more about the project, visit https:// imaginationlibrary.com/ca/ affiliate/ABCAMROSE/.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Six-year-old Joseph Komolafe of Camrose stepped on the ice for the first time, in hopes of learning how to skate with the help of SportQuip president Rick Picher, Kristy Smith from KidSport Camrose, and the crew of the local CanSkate program. Joseph received gently used skates, elbow pads and a helmet from the sports equipment program that assists families and individuals.

City promotes wellness By Lori Larsen

Healthy, happy and engaged citizens are a large part of what keeps a community thriving, so helping to keep citizens at their best is imperative now more than ever. In 2022, take time to explore the many offerings in Camrose aimed at getting you out and keeping you healthy. Don’t let the colder weather keep you indoors. Bundle up with some warm clothing and venture out on one of the many trails available in Camrose. There are over 30 kilometres of interconnected, paved, multiuse trails, not to mention a plethora of shale trails that wind in and out of Camrose parks and natural areas. If you don’t already know how, learn to cross country ski and take in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors on one of Camrose Ski Club’s groomed trails. Join the club and socialize with other like-minded outdoor enthusiasts while enjoying a fun way to stay active. For more information on the Camrose Ski Club, visit www.camroseskiclub.com. Why not get the family or some friends together for a fun game of disc golf on the Camrose Creek course. The course weaves through Jubilee Park, in and out of treed areas and alongside the beautiful creek. For more information, visit https://udisc.com/courses/ camrose-creek-disc-golfcourse-jUur. Or, strap on a pair of skates and enjoy a whirl around or game of shinny on Mirror Lake’s cleared ice rink or one of the other outdoor rinks located throughout the City. (Be sure to abide all posted ice safety signs.) For more information on the conditions of tobogganing hills or outdoor ice rinks locat-

ed in the City of Camrose, visit the website at www.c amr o s e .c a/en/ recreation-and-leisure/outdoor-rinks-and-tobogganhills.aspx?_mid_=1529. Take a cue from Rover, grab a leash and get out to the park or give your dog a chance to run free at the Camrose Off Leash Dog Park located just behind Staples and Safeway or, during the winter months, at the Camrose Golf Course. Make sure you abide by the rules so everyone can enjoy the “freedom”. For more information, visit the City of Camrose website at www.camrose.ca/en/livinghere/parks.aspx#Dog-Park. Take a comfortable jaunt around the indoor walking track located at the City of Camrose Recreation Centre, or take a dip in the pool at the Mayer Aquatic Centre. If you are wanting to improve your body awareness in a comfortable indoor setting with a qualif ied instructor, look into Therapeutic Functional Fitness sessions with Janet Greer held at the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre. The sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 11 to February 17, 10:15 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. How about picking up a broom and a rock and trying your hand at curling. Rose City Curling Club offers league curling as well a skill development program for those who are just starting out. For more information, visit http:// camrosecurling.com/. A multitude of other programs, leagues and clubs are available in Camrose. For more information on many of the clubs and organizations available in Camrose, visit https:// camrosefcss.ca/resources/ clubs-and-organizations.


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Meat delivery truck back on the road By Murray Green

The Farmers Meat Market in Viking was started in 1936 by Edward Klontz and Max Stenger. Since 1951, the market was known to make deliveries with the prized new 1951 Chevrolet truck. Gordon Klontz is the grandson of Ed, one of the original owners of the business. He also restored a similar truck to the original model to honour of his ancestors and the business. “The original truck was traded in for a 1961 Chevrolet Apache. Both trucks were bought in Viking at Golka’s Garage,” recalled Gordon. “The first truck disappeared and I really tried to find the original one, but couldn’t find any information in the archives. I showed the picture of George and Jean with the old truck to a friend to find another because I couldn’t find the original. He said a friend of his, Jim Albert had a few. The hard part was buying it from him. I tried for a few years to no avail, unfortunately Jim passed away and when he did, he had 400 finished vehicles and 350 project vehicles. The family had an auction, of which I was able to buy the 1951. I wanted it as a tribute to the family.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Gordon Klontz, formerly of Viking, restored a similar truck to the one his family used for the Farmers Meat Market business. The 1951 truck was used by many family members. Above left: original Farmers Meat Market owner Edward Klontz. Above right: George and Jean Klontz pose with the original 1951 truck.

I started in 2019 because I had some extra time on my hands because of COVID-19,” explained Gordon. “The truck is mounted on a 2000 Dodge Durango

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Eva and John Klontz, with son Edward who was born in Minnesota, moved to Viking in 1911. They started a homestead southwest of Lake Thomas where Sandra and Rick Nietfield live today. After a couple of years, Ed’s parents moved to Washington and left the farm to Ed, who was only 17 years old at the time. Four years later, he married Susan Bastein. Among other jobs, Ed began butchering meat for local farmers on the farm. Ed Klontz and Max Stenger formed a partnership to start the meat market in 1936, located in Darrah’s store. Now the site is home of the Co-op store. The Farmers Meat Market soon became a family business. Alf Klontz joined the team in 1937 and George Klontz was added in 1939. In 1943, Ed and his nephew George bought out Stenger’s side of the business. “My dad Henry passed away when I was about a year and a half old, so I learned a lot from Jean, George and brother Sam,” said Gordon. A new shop was built on the east side of Main Street three years later. In 1947, George bought out Ed to become the sole owner with his wife Jean (Barker). When the couple retired in 1981, the business was sold to brothers Merlyne (called Sam) Klontz, Gordon (Chub) Klontz and their cousin first Brian Haeberle. All three worked for the family in the past. When Haeberle left to work at Parkland Packers in Stony Plain, Chub bought out his share in 1986. Christine and Lyle Ferguson purchased the company in 1994 and ran the business (with the help from Dean Haeberle, Brian’s son) until it closed in 2004.

truck chassis and has a 4.7 V8 engine in it with an overdrive transmission. It is a four-wheel drive with air conditioning, power steering, tilt steering, ABS brakes and cruise. The box is made to lift up as well. The truck had an inline six-cylinder 230 motor with a three-speed shifter on the tree originally,” he added. “The truck was restored on the outside to reflect the original truck. However, it has all of the modern conveniences of a 2000 truck. I wanted something that looked old, but was fun to drive,” said Gordon. “The truck is more about the story behind it rather than what has been done to it. I’ve been driving the truck occasionally the last two winters, even when it hit -40 below,” Gordon said. “It took me 1,000 hours and seven months to rebuild. I had it ready for hunting season in 2020,” said Gordon. “I know this lady who is a very good artist of farmyard landscapes. I sent her the picture of the old truck

and the signage had three different fonts. I had her paint the original signage (close to it) on the door. It had the GVWs on it, but I left that off because it isn’t the same. I added the date of incorporation instead,” said Gordon.

Gordon registered a similar Farmers Meat Market name (the original name is still valid, so he had to change it a little) again in 2019 to make sausage, bologna and wieners as a hobby for family and friends.

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the stick. I think they are doing a really great job.” City of Camrose manager of roads Andy Johnston provided insight into what the snow removal crews have been doing to keep up with the recent high demand. “Last week, basically from Monday to Thursday, we hauled over 600 truckloads of snow. I think a lot of people just don’t understand the maintenance that is required for pushing snow on 48th Avenue. “When we remove all that snow, a lot of people maybe don’t see the benefits of that, but it definitely helps out. That took a bit of time for us last week (week prior to Jan. 17 meeting).” Johnston added that the crew was very busy working nights and 10-hour days, and were constantly out on the roads. He commented that the positive feedback from council was good to hear. Councillor Don Rosland echoed Councillor Broker’s comments. “It is a tough job and everybody has been working very hard. I would like to thank Andy’s crew and all the City employees working through this cold stretch. I think everybody deserves a pat on the back.” He further inquired, “If areas are being cleaned, is there any way we can get that information on social media?” Johnston indicated it is on the City Facebook page. In a follow-up discussion after the council meeting, Boyd added that the City is exploring technology to allow residents to register for text notifications that would provide them with information specific to their property. Councillor DJ Ilg agreed that he, too, has seen the crews out working hard to keep the streets cleared, then inquired as to whether or not the City has set a goal for when snow removal would be completed citywide. Johnston replied, “Obviously, if we have more weather (snow, freezing rain), we have to switch gears and go back to square one. Usually, it takes approximately two to three days for each zone. Some zones are a little bit big-

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Police advise to keep your eyes on the road By Lori Larsen

The results of diverting your attention while operating a motor vehicle for even a split second can be devastating. Collisions resulting from this violation impact Albertans’ lives on a daily basis. The Alberta Traffic Safety Act Section 115 defines in detail prohibited operation of a vehicle including specific activity that would constitute operating a vehicle while distracted. “Not only is driving while distracted extremely dangerous, but it is an offence which can result in a fine of $300 and three demerits,” explained Camrose Police Service Traffic Enforcement officer Constable Matt Rolfe. The total amount of distracted driving violations province wide for Alberta as of March 31, 2020 was 21,612, and as of March 31, 2021 was 13,012. Rolfe said, in accordance to the law, drivers are restricted from the following activities while operating a vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light: • Using hand-held cell phones • Texting or e-mailing • Using electronic devices such as laptop computers, video games, cameras, video entertainment displays and programming portable audio players such as MP3 players • Entering information on GPS units • Reading printed materials in the vehicle • Writing, printing or sketching • Personal grooming such as brushing and flossing teeth, putting on makeup, curling hair, clipping nails or shaving. Activities that are not specifically restricted under the law include: • Using a cell phone in hands-free mode–the device is not held in the driver’s hand and is activated by voice or a single touch to the device • Using an earphone–if it is used in a hands-free or voice-activated manner • Drinking non-alcoholic beverages • Eating a snack • Smoking • Talking with passengers • Listening to a portable audio player–as long as it is set up before you begin driving • Calling emergency services such as 9-1-1 with a hand-held cell phone • Using two-way radios or hand-held radios (also known as CB radios) when a driver is required

to remain in contact with one’s employer, such as when escorting oversized vehicles or when participating in search, rescue and emergency management situations • Permitting the display screen of the following: -- A GPS navigation system–as long as the system is affixed to the vehicle and programmed before you begin driving, or the system is voice activated. You cannot hold the unit or manually enter information while driving. -- A collision avoidance system -- A gauge, instrument, device or system that provides information about the vehicle’s systems or the vehicle’s location -- A dispatch system for transporting passengers -- A logistical transportation tracking system that tracks vehicle location, driver status or the delivery of goods for commercial purposes -- An alcohol ignition interlock device. “Driver distraction contributes to 20 to 30 per cent of all collisions and distracted drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a collision,” reported Rolfe. In an effort to keep Alberta roads safer for all users, the Alberta Government (Traffic Safety) recommends the following tips to avoid distracted driving. Turn your phone to silent mode and put it away while driving. “If it is out of sight, it is out of mind,” said Const. Rolfe. “If you must use your cellular phone, drive your vehicle over to a safe place and put your vehicle in park. Or, if you have a passenger in the vehicle, have them make the call.” Always keep your hands on the steering wheel. “This is a difficult habit for many people to get into, but it means you have that much more control over your vehicle,” said Rolfe, adding that if you do need to tend to something while driving, such as pets or children, drive your vehicle to a safe place, park it (and it is advisable to turn the engine off), then tend to the need. Rolfe also reminded everyone that every person in the vehicle must be restrained by properly worn and maintained restraints and that pets should be restrained in the back seat where possible. If you drop something or something falls in your vehicle, refrain from grab-

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conversation with a passenger(s) or with someone while using a “hands free” device. “If you feel yourself becoming too involved in the conversation, end it as positively as you can and try to remain calm. But if you feel you are too upset, drive your vehicle to a safe place and put it in park until you calm down.” • Daydreaming and complacency. “At some point, almost every driver can say they don’t remember stopping at the same intersection they drive through every day on the way to or from work or school or other routine drives,” said Rolfe. “They are thinking about something else, what they have to do at work or when they get home, the

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose Police Service reminds motorists of the danger of operating a vehicle while your ability to do so is distracted.

conversation they had with someone, an upcoming event or multitude of things that busy their minds. The reality is if you are thinking about other things, you are not totally focused on your driving.” • Roadside distractions. “While practically unavoidable, roadside distractions such as billboards, store fronts, wildlife or just some beautiful scenery can be very distracting. While tempting, looking at things other than the roadway, traffic controls signs and paying attention to other vehicles and pedestrians can quickly lead to disaster.” • Failing to plan ahead. “Drivers can easily be distracted by construction, incidents or simply getting lost. If you plan ahead by using a traveller information service, listening to a local radio station or checking websites, you can avoid any unplanned distractions.” Driving is a privilege, not a right, and requires our full attention. For the sake of all, keep your mind on your driving and your eyes focused on the road.


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Crush beats Devon to take lead By Murray Green

Camrose Crush scored three straight goals and then hung on to defeat the Devon Barons 4-3 in the first game of the North Central Senior Hockey League playoffs on February 5. Devon scored first with a shorthanded marker before Camrose took control of the contest. Cole Gibson and Ryley Bennefield notched power play tallies in the opening period to take a 2-1 lead

after 20 minutes. The Crush counted the only tally in the middle frame when captain Tylor Keller moved the puck up to Lane Lightning, who shot it into the open side of the net. Devon cut the lead in the third before Camrose replied on a Tanner Korchinski goal. A late power play marker made the game close for the final two minutes. The first star of the playoff game was goalie

Connor Dobberthien, who turned away 48 of 51 shots directed his way. Camrose recorded 34 shots on goal. Bennefield was named to the first team all-stars in the league. RJ Reed, Landon Oslanski and Dobberthein made the second team, along with coach Rob Wallace. Game four will be in Devon on February 18 (if needed). If a game five is necessary, it will be in Camrose on February 19 at 7:45 p.m.

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Volleyball Vikings rustled by Lakeland By Murray Green

Augustana Vikings women’s volleyball team bounced back into the win column by winning 3-0 and 3-1 matches against the Concordia Thunder on February 4 and 5. In the first match, Shae Boyes led with seven kills, Sarah Dedrick had 26 assists and also added nine digs. In the rematch the next night, Boyes counted nine kills, Dedrick set up 22 assists, and both Emily Peterson and Addison Wolosuk recorded 21 digs. The Vikings dropped two matches to the first place Lakeland Rustlers 3-2 and 3-1 on January 28 and 29 in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. In the first match, Boyes led with 13 kills, Dedrick had 35 assists and also generated 10 digs. In the rematch the next night, Boyes and Emily Peterson had 10 kills each, Dedrick set up 30 assists and Rebecca Olenick counted 16 digs. The Vikings have an 11-3 record in league play and are in second place. On the men’s side, Augustana suffered a close 3-2 loss and won 3-0 to split with the Thunder. Both home teams lost. In the first match, Jonah Vander Leek and Evan Richard collected 14 kills each, Ben Linsley set 38 assists, and Bryce Boan dug out eight digs. In the second match, Richard smashed eight kills, Linsley added 27 assists and both Boris Kuljanin and Boan supplied eight digs. The Vikings lost both matches 3-0 to Lakeland. In the first match, Jonah Vander Leek had 13 kills,

Linsley added 21 assists and Kuljanin added eight digs. In the second match, Vander Leek had eight kills, Linsley counted 22 assists, and Boan earned seven digs. The Vikings are in sixth place with a 3-11 record. Teams are now making up postponed matches. Playoffs are slated to be played from March 4 to 12. Basketball

The women’s basketball team defeated Concordia 74-69 and 82-48 to sweep the series on February 4 and 5. Lauren Cardinal led the Augustana offence with 20 points, while Tegan McKinnon chipped in with 15 points in Edmonton. At home, the Vikings were led by Hannah Mitchell with 16 points, with teammate Larissa Stephenson chipping in with 14. The games against Lakeland were postponed on January 28 and 29. The Vikings are in third place with a 7-3 record. The men’s team beat Concordia 83-71 and 98-88 on February 4 and 5. Nathan Bowie led the charge with 22 points and Nic Harder added 14 in the first contest. At home, Bowie exploded for 29 points, while Jon Mueller hit the basket for 27 points. The Vikings defeated Lakeland 87-86 and lost 84-63 in two games. Bowie scored 35 points, while Harder supported him with 23 points for the Vikings. In the second game, Bowie led the squad with 22 points, while Harder added 17. The Vikings are in second place with an 8-4 record. The Lakeland Rustlers will be in Camrose on

February 18 for games at 6 and 8 p.m. Playoffs are slated to be played from February 25 to March 5. Teams are now making up postponed games. Playoffs are slated to be played from March 4 to 12. Hockey

Augustana split a pair of hockey games against Briercrest on February 4 and 5. In the first game, the Vikings won 4-2 and then they lost the rematch 3-2 in the second overtime period. In the first contest after a Briercrest goal, the Vikings came back with two tallies in the middle frame from Tanner Manz and Mackenzie Walkington. In the third period, the Clippers scored first to tie the game, but Peyton Gorski, on a power play, and Kyle Ford netted the markers for Augustana. Goalie Daniel Moody turned away 23 of the 25 shots he faced. The Vikings recorded 27 shots on goal. In the rematch, the Camrose-based club scored two goals in the opening period. Cameron Shorrock and Ford supplied the offence before the momentum changed in Briercrest’s favour. The Clippers scored a goal in the second, third and in the second overtime to earn the two points. Goalie Moody stopped 44 of 47 shots directed his way, while Augustana fired 38 shots at the Briercrest net. The Vikings are in fifth place with a 3-5-1 record. They host the NAIT Ooks on February 18, Portage on February 22, and Red Deer on February 25 to wrap up the home schedule. Hockey playoffs begin on March 4.

June 26, 1949 ~ December 11, 2021 The family of Dean Burke Smith sadly announces his passing at the age of 72 from a sudden illness while in Cuba. He leaves to mourn his wife Daimileykis Carbonell and her daughter Rhianna; his son Tylar (Wynona) Smith and her son Gabe of Calgary, and Tylar’s children Mackenzie and Bailey; his daughter Shelly (Colt) David, her children Adrian and Liam, and his children Serenity and Sierra of Hanna; and his sisters Terry (Clint) Fairhurst of Brooks and Holly (Michael) Finn of Campbell River, BC. Dean will also be missed by his Auntie Lorry and Uncle Alf Aasen; and his cousins, nieces and nephews. Dean was predeceased by his dad Vern Smith (whom he often called his best friend); his mom Helen (Burke) Smith; and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Dean was a man with a great sense of humour and a knack for business. He joined the Navy in 1969 and, after his basic training in Cornwallis, spend the next two years stationed on the West Coast. He worked in Fernie, BC in the coal industry before starting a landscaping company out of Camrose. From there, he expanded into several companies in the Brooks and Camrose areas. He knew a lot of people and was always making contact with them even when he was out of the industry. Dean loved to head out on his motorcycle just to “hit the road”, and travelled many times to Hawaii and then to Cuba. He was a good and loyal friend, who also loved to golf, especially with his dad. He will be missed. Dean was cremated in Cuba. There will be a private celebration of his life in Alberta at a future date.

Vonnie Hauser October 1, 1930 ~ January 31, 2022 The family of Vonnie Hauser would like to thank everyone for all the flowers, cards, donations and condolences. Thank you also to Bart and the staff of Burgar Funeral Home. You made Vonnie’s funeral so wonderful! Thank you to Father Kris Schmidt and Deacon Doug Tien for a beautiful service. Vonnie would have loved it! Thank you to Anne Burkard for the reading. A special thank you to Vonnie’s friends and the staff of Deer Meadows. She enjoyed her time living there so much! Thank you to the staff at Seasons (Portsmouth Cottage) for your excellent care over the last few months. We will miss Vonnie so very much! – Gord, Sue and family; Ron, Peggy and family; Harv, Terry Lynn and family

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Robert Leonard Keohane May 17, 1939 ~ February 6, 2022 Robert Keohane, known as Bob, of Round Hill, Alberta, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the age of 82 years. Robert Leonard Keohane was born to Dan and May Keohane on May 17, 1939, in Camrose, Alberta. He remained in the Camrose area for most of his life, predominantly Round Hill. Robert had a love for many things. He was a sports-minded man, especially when it came to hockey and baseball. He is known for supporting his community, working with the Agricultural Society, attending all the sports events, and was an avid member of the floor curling team. Anyone who really knew Robert knows his true love of the mighty auction. He had a number at all the auction houses and went to most garage sales he could find. Robert was an avid stamp and coin collector. Robert met and then married Joyce on June 2, 1962. They had four beautiful children together: Ken (Karen), Marvin (Lana), Carol (Victor), and Donna (Brad). Later in life, Robert met his partner Diane Tchir, whom he was with until she passed in 2013. He had a beautiful family with four children, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was blessed with many great friends. Robert had an entrepreneurial attitude with several business adventures including a taxi company and a trucking outfit. Robert was a steamfitter/pipefitter most of his working life, spending many years with Esso. Robert was predeceased by his parents Dan and May Keohane; his partner Diane; and two of his brothers Gary and Lester. He is also survived by two of his brothers Lenny and Brian. A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the Burgar Memorial Chapel (4817-51 Street, Camrose). A Liturgy of the Word outside Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at the Round Hill Hall (9 Township Rd. 484, Round Hill) with fellowship and refreshments at the Hall following the service. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made in lieu of flowers to the Round Hill Agricultural Society. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Derrick Wensley …wishes to express our deepest thanks to our family and friends for the love and support we received during the passing of our son, brother, father and grandfather Derrick Wensley. Thank you for the expressions of love and sympathy through prayer, memorial donations, phone calls, cards, food, flowers, visits and hugs during this difficult time. We extend our thanks to Rev. Brian Hunter for the service. Thank you to Bart Orr and all the staff of Burgar Funeral Home for your help and guidance through this unimaginable time. Your kindness in this time of sorrow will never be forgotten. – Ron, Deb and family

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Joan Sylvia Bauman Joan Bauman of Camrose, Alberta, formerly of Gwynne, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Joan was the youngest of six children born to Rudolph and Emilie Hirsekorn and was raised west of Leduc, near the Grace (Gnadenthal) Lutheran Church. Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her husband Emil Bauman; daughter Kim (Jonathan) Barkwell; grandchildren Ryan Barkwell and Michaela (Jordon) Hoffman; and numerous extended family and friends. Joan and Emil married on July 27, 1962 and lived in Edmonton for two years before buying a farm north of Gwynne in 1964. This marked the start of 52 years of hard but rewarding work, which fostered a strong connection to place and community. It was common for neighbours to drop by for a quick visit and a coffee, and perhaps have a game of crib or two. Joan was an excellent cook and baker and always ensured no one left the yard hungry. She also loved her flower and vegetable gardens and took great pride in maintaining the farm yard. Joan and Emil moved to Camrose in 2016 and soon found a new community of friends in their neighbourhood. Retirement provided more opportunities to play cards and strengthen connections. Joan will be remembered by many for her caring, loving heart. Joan was predeceased by her parents, siblings and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Due to Alberta Health Restrictions, a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Fibromyalgia Association Canada. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

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Anna Rhoda Fossen who passed away on February 16, 2020 Today recalls the memory of a loved one gone to rest. And those who think of her today are the ones who loved her best. We said goodbye, you went on ahead, to set a place for us to take when our time comes. Until then, we wait for Spring’s first rose, and know it’s you, shining on. Lovingly remembered by her family

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Are all Battle River Community Foundation funds the same?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 McTAVISH DELIVERIES LTD. Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated 780-672-5242, Camrose J.D.’s SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, SALES & SERVICE – Ph. 780-672-7649. 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.

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. $14.34/sq. ft./year, plus share of property taxes, utilities, waste removal and insurance, boils out to $2,812.16 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. 2-BEDROOM EXECUTIVE SUITE – 5 appliances. Quiet neighbourhood, quiet building. No pets, no partiers, no smoking. 780-608-3131.

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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

TWO ROOM MAIN FLOOR OFFICE – Generous 296 sq. ft. total. One room features sink and counter. Air conditioned. Very quiet neighbours. Call Blain or Don, 780-672-3142 days. Fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business!

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. SUPER LARGE, SUPER QUIET – Second floor office in downtown Camrose! 340 sq. ft., former broadcast studio. $464.95/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!

CHOOSE YOUR NEW OFFICE Selection of very nice street level offices in newer building in Downtown Camrose * Single offices from $215.92 per month * Very nice single office, 170 sq. ft., floor to ceiling front window with one or two more consecutive 137 sq. ft. offices. Come and have a look! * 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. $1000 rent, $800 DD. Phone 780-679-7090. 5210-56 STREET APARTMENTS – 3-bedroom $1050. Water, heat included. No partiers, no pets, no smokers. Call 587-557-9142.

ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT SUITE – with balcony. Downtown location near University. Available March 1. Call/text 780-608-3820. 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.

FOR LEASE 5205-51 AVENUE – 1800 sq. ft. retail space, recently renovated, separate meters. Available immediately. $1250 + GST/mo. Paul 780-608-5032. 5044-52 STREET – 2400 sq. ft. self-contained retail space. Has private kitchen, men’s and women’s bathrooms, separate meters. Available immediately. $2250 + GST/mo. Paul 780608-5032.

LIVESTOCK / FEED / AG ONE RED ANGUS BULL – 90 lb. birth weight. Gives smaller calves, very quiet, four years old. $2200. Call Paul from Rosalind, 780-678-6051.

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AUTO $$$ CASH $$$ – We buy vehicles, running or not. Please contact Dillon, 780-982-3357.

GENEROUS OFFICE MAIN STREET CAMROSE 193 sq. ft. on second floor. Quiet considerate neighbours. Paved occupant parking in rear. $263.93/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!

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BYLAW NO. 1505

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. 1505 to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 1373. The purpose of this Bylaw is to redistrict a portion of NE 15-43-21-W4 from A – Agricultural to RCI – Rural Commercial and Industrial. The intent is to allow the owner to subdivide the area and develop a data processing centre. Anyone affected by this Amendment may make written submissions before 12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 1505 will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 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 www.county.camrose.ab.ca.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BYLAW NO. 1504 DATA PROCESSING CENTRES

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. 1504 to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 1373. The purpose of this Bylaw is to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 1373 to include “Data Processing Centres” into the Land Use Bylaw by adding a definition, general regulations, and the use as discretionary in the Agricultural District and permitted in the Rural Industrial and Commercial District. Anyone affected by this Amendment may make written submissions before 12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 1504 will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the County Council Chambers, 3755-43 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta T4V 3S8. Written submissions will be heard first, oral submissions will be heard as time permits.

NOTICE

AS THE DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF 2021 PROPERTY TAXES WAS JULY 31, 2021 A 12% PENALTY WILL BE ADDED MARCH 1, 2022 TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAX ARREARS

LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER Tenders will be accepted by SIRRS LLP, 5034-49 Avenue, Ponoka, AB T4J 1S1, Attn: Richard S. Gregory until the deadline of 4:30 pm on February 25, 2022. THREE PARCELS AVAILABLE NE 15-43-22-W4 – Ponoka County - Approximately 70 cultivated acres and 90 acres pasture - Annual Surface Lease revenue of $2,558.00 - Entirely fenced with barbwire - 2021 Tax Levy – $181.25 NW 10-43-22-W4 – Ponoka County - Approximately 120 cultivated acres and 40 acres grass - Annual Surface Lease revenue of $2,028.00 - 2021 Tax Levy – $266.05 SW 36-42-22-W4 – Camrose County - Approximately 147 cultivated acres, 11.5 acres bush and balance grass - Annual Surface Lease revenue estimated at $2,508.00 - Residence sold “as-is/where-is” - 2021 Tax Levy – $596.14 Terms of Tender • Information package can be picked up at SIRRS LLP (Ponoka) and will include instructions, copies of titles and a blank Offer to Purchase contract. • All tenders are to be delivered in a sealed envelope to SIRRS LLP (Ponoka) before 4:30 pm on February 25, 2022. • All tenders must include a deposit via bank draft equivalent to 5-10% of the bid amount made out to “SIRRS LLP – in trust”. Deposits will be refunded if your offer is not accepted. • If the tender is accepted and the transaction does not proceed the deposit will be forfeited. • Only unconditional offers will be accepted. • There will be no adjustments made for taxes or leases. • The Vendor reserves the right to refuse any or all offers. • The purchase will be completed and the Purchase Price fully paid within 30 days of acceptance of the offer.

PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE ONLINE, AT ANY FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, OR AT THE COUNTY OFFICE, 3755-43 AVENUE, CAMROSE, AB BEFORE MARCH 1, 2022. MAILED PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED POST-MARKED BY FEBRUARY 28, 2022 AFTER HOURS/WEEKENDS (CHEQUES ONLY) CAN BE PLACED IN MAILBOX AT COUNTY OFFICE FRONT DOOR ALSO THERE IS NOW A CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OPTION ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE CALLED “OPTION PAY” Camrose County offers a Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment Plan for taxes. Application forms and further information can be obtained by contacting the office at 780-672-4446 or from the County website: www.county.camrose.ab.ca. Paul King, County Administrator, Camrose County

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of JOYCE MARIE NELSON, who died on October 13, 2020. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by March 18, 2022, and provide details of your claim with PUBLIC TRUSTEE at 4th Floor, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3Z8. Phone 780-427-2744 Fax 780-422-9136 If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

By Murray Green

Brooks Bandits taught the Camrose Kodiaks a lesson on February 8. Brooks spanked the Kodiaks 8-1 in Camrose to send a reminder that the local team has some improving to do if they want to make a long run in the playoffs. The Bandits stole the show by scoring three goals in the first four minutes of the game. The score was 4-0 when Tio D’Addario replied for the Kodiaks. Brooks not only added another tally before the period was over, but they added three more markers in the second frame before they backed off on the scoreboard. Goalie Spencer Welke stopped 29 of 35 shots before Logan Willcott came in and turned away four of six shots. Camrose counted 17 shots on goal. Drumheller Dragons regained second place with a 5-4 victory over the Camrose Kodiaks on February 4. Camrose built up a 4-0 lead in the first period, and then slowly let Drumheller back in the game. Blake Kondor with two goals, Callum Gau and Nathan Sullivan all scored first period even strength markers. The Dragons offence was fired up in the middle frame with a power play marker, and then they scored another tally later in the period. Three third period markers, including another power play goal, put the Dragons in front to stay. Goalie Willcott stopped 24 of 29 shots. The Kodiaks recorded 20 shots at the Drumheller cage. Camrose defeated the Calgary Canucks 3-1 on February 5. The Kodiaks scored the first three goals of the contest before the Canucks netted a single goal in the second period. Michael Horon started the scoring in the opening period in the lone tally. Camrose added two more in the middle frame from the sticks of Logan Lorenz and Sullivan. Goalie Willcott turned away 29 of 30 shots that were directed his way. The Kodiaks recorded 35 shots on goal. Camrose hosts the Sherwood Park Crusaders on February 19 at 7 p.m. and Olds Grizzlys on February 21 at 2 p.m. to round out the home regular season schedule.


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Learn about property rights By Murray Green

The Legislative Assembly of Alberta’s Select Special Committee on Real Property Rights invites Albertans to a virtual public meeting for a discussion on issues related to its mandate. “We want to hear from Albertans who own or have an interest in real property in the province,” said R.J. Sigurdson, MLA for Highwood and committee chair. “To complete a fulsome review, it is very important that the committee hears from people who are directly impacted by issues relating to real property and ownership in Alberta.” The virtual public meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Members of the public were invited to make a presentation by February 14. Names of presenters will be made public and the meeting will be transcribed by Hansard. The virtual public meeting will be broadcast on Alberta Assembly TV and live-streamed through Assembly Online on the Legislative Assembly of Alberta website and on the Legislative Assembly’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels. For more information visit assembly.ab.ca/assemblybusiness/committees/RP.

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Ankerton Gas Co-op Ltd. is a natural gas co-operative with over 2,000 members located in Bawlf, AB. We are currently seeking applications for “Manager” position. This is a fulltime, permanent position. Full details of requirements for the position can be seen on Federation of AB Gas Co-ops Ltd. at www.fedgas.com under classifieds.

Battle River Power Coop is a cooperative electric utility in Central Alberta supplying electricity to about 8700 rural members. We have a staff of about 60 employees engaged in all aspects of power distribution from installation to maintenance to billing, all administered from the same office near Camrose, Alberta. General Summary: o Meet members to determine current and future requirements for small distribution new connects with respect to location, load and service type o Design for distribution system modifications utilizing in-house mapping software o Generation of permit applications including Alberta Transportation, county, pipelines and existing power system owners o Provide coordination and manage quality control for delivery of projects as required o Provide customer with service requirements and accountabilities o Provide/or confirm technical and field information for the design of complex new connects Qualifications: o Strong project management, customer service and communication skills o Experience in an electrical distribution system o Knowledge of, and ability to, apply legal plans, electrical codes and Land Survey Act o Comprehensive knowledge of computer systems including; Word, Excel, Access and MS Outlook o Power Line Technician Trade or Electrical Engineering Technologist o Four years’ related experience in distribution design, surveying, construction, operations of distribution powerline facilities o A valid Driver’s License Hours of Operation: Hours of operation are generally 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Salary and Benefits: Battle River Power Coop offers a competitive salary, attractive benefits and a positive work environment. The starting salary for this position will be based upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Applications: Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and current resumé via email or to address below by February 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm. We appreciate and consider all applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your resumé to:

By Murray Green

Do More Ag will be offering a half-day interactive workshop solely dedicated to those who are involved in agriculture on February 22, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Camrose Regional Exhibition Knowing that knowledge is power and farming is unique, the goal for this workshop is threefold. One, you walk away with greater awareness and understanding of mental health. Two, you can access this training in the cab of your tractor or at the office. And three, to help you and those around you break down barriers and dispel the stigma through three actions: talking, asking and listening. The Talk, Ask, Listen workshop was created by farmers for farmers. It has already been delivered to thousands of producers across Canada. The workshop will cover a number of topics: the signs and symptoms of mental illness, anxiety, depression, stress and substance use.

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

Real Estate Legal Assistant

An ideal candidate will possess experience in handling real estate transactions, and thrives upon working in a fastpaced office environment. The successful applicant will demonstrate: • Proficiency in working with firm deadlines • High level of professionalism and confidentiality • Strong multitasking skills and ability to prioritize workload • Attention to detail • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Fielding & Company LLP provides a competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package, including dental, that is 100% paid for by employer. All applications will be held in confidence. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Apply with resumé to Cheryl Smith by email at cheryl@fieldingco.com or mail to 100, 4918-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S3


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BUSINESS KEEPS BUILDING AT HAUSER HOME HARDWARE

Payroll Officer required

WE’RE HIRING!

Delivery Truck Driver We’ve expanded our delivery fleet. We need an experienced delivery driver, minimum Class 3. Air certification is required. Capable of heavy lifting and excellence in customer service is a must. If you have at least 3 years’ commercial driving history and a clean driver abstract, you may be right for us and us for you.

Battle River School Division is seeking a full-time Payroll Officer for our high volume, fast-paced and diverse organization. For information on the position and how to apply, please visit the Careers Page of our website. brsd.ab.ca/careers Please direct questions to Cheryl Kropinske, Director of Finance at ckropinske@brsd.ab.ca Application Deadline is 12 Noon on Friday, February 25, 2022.

BIRTHS To Racquel and Ryan Sandberg of Camrose, a son, on February 8.

DEATHS Judy Louise Hudson, of

Camrose, on December 7, 2021, at 57 years of age. Richard “Dick” Laurin, on February 5, at 79 years of age. Edna Viola (nee Jacobson) Hammer of

Ryley, on February 5, at 98 years of age. Kenneth Melvin Hilsabeck, on February 6, at 88 years of age. Margaret Wallace of Camrose, on February 6, at 79 years of age. Robert “Bob” Keohane of Round Hill, on February 6, at 82 years of age. Mieke (nee Broere) Hare of Tofield, formerly of Wetaskiwin on February 5, at 71 years of age.

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Apply with resumé and references to Jill… 6809-48 Avenue, Camrose Phone 780-672-8818 Fax 780-672-8809 Email jill@hhbccamrose.ca

Joan Bauman of Camrose, formerly of Gwynne, on February 8.

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February 22, 2022 (2/22/2022) falls on a Tuesday, so we will be able to call it a twos-day – something that’s really keeping me going these days. Don’t forget that this month we are celebrating those three days when men are always right: February 29th, 30th and 31st! Show some respect for people who wear glasses. They paid good money to see you. How are unicorns fake but giraffes real? What’s more believable – a horse with a horn or a galloping cheetah-camel with a 20-foot neck? To everyone out there suffering from paranoia: just remember you’re not alone. An elderly woman was driving her car when a policeman pulled up beside her. He was shocked to see that she was knitting! Policeman: “Pull over.” Woman: “It’s a cardigan.” I tried the Japanese method of decluttering when you hold every object you own and if it does not bring you joy, you throw it away. So far, I have thrown out all of the vegetables, my bra, the electric bill, the scale, a mirror and my treadmill. Me, doing a crossword puzzle: “Seven letters, a creature that doesn’t sleep at night and sucks the life out of you.” Wait …yes, I’ve got it!” Wife: “Vampire” Me, crossing out ‘toddler’: “That works too.” Husband: “What are you getting me for our 25th anniversary?” Wife: “A trip to Paris.” Husband: “Wow! That’s great! How about our 50th?” Wife: “I’ll pick you back up.”

Fridge Clippings from years gone by Rose Mary Rittenhouse h has h savedd this h Booster cover for good reason and for a very long time – since April 1, 1997, in fact. Sitting in the driver’s seat of the then brand new $156,000 street sweeper is her hubby, Dennis. Alongside is Ted Gillespie, former City engineer, who would have been influential in this major equipment purchase. Dennis, who just retired after a long and admirable career with City of Camrose Public Works, knew the streets of Camrose almost like no other. He would have driven hundreds of thousands of kilometres in this machine, or at the helm of other Public Works equipment, during his decades of providing service to fellow Camrosians. Our thanks to Rose Mary for this memorable entry. Show us what you’ve clipped from The Camrose Booster! If we publish your entry, you will win $10, too. The oldest entry submitted prior to the end of December 2022 will earn the sender a cool $100 gift certificate from any Camrose business of that person’s choosing.

Send us a copy or a photo of your entry: Mail: 4925-48 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1L7 Email: ads@camrosebooster.com • Text: 780.679.7070 Drop off in person: 4925-48 Street, Camrose (Your original will be scanned, then returned)

Show us what used to hang on your fridge!

Not sure if retailers know this, but there is a whole demographic of women who still want the bottom half of the shirt. I asked my friend to spell wonton backwards. He said, “Not now.” I think I’d be a lot more motivated to lose weight if I knew the weight I lost would go to someone I didn’t like. What’s the quickest way to make your house feel cleaner? Shut your teenager’s bedroom door.

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Picked up a hitchhiker. Seemed like a nice guy. After a few miles, he asked me if I wasn’t afraid that he might be a serial killer. I told him that the odds of two serial killers being in the same car were extremely unlikely. Just found out there’s no popcorn in popcorn shrimp. Guess there’s no reason to try pot roast. Earlier today, I saw a bumper sticker that said, “I’m a veterinarian, therefore I can drive like an animal.” Suddenly, I realized how many proctologists there are on the road… I want to eat five meals a day. Who decided on three? The same person who came up with a two-day weekend? Someone asked me what the ninth letter of the alphabet was. It was a complete guess, but I was right! If I had 10 cookies and you took one, what would you have? That’s correct. A black eye and a broken hand. Me: “I am surprised at how winded I am by this exercise.” Personal Trainer: “That was the tour of the gym.” Yeah, breakups are tough, but have you ever left your to-go box on the table at a restaurant? To all the exhausted new parents out there, it gets better. Then it gets a little worse. Then for a while things get SO much better. After that, they’ll be worse than you ever could have imagined. But then after THAT, a little worse actually. I fell asleep last night while reading old magazines. I woke up this morning with back issues. If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s probably your teenager who needs money for gas. Some people manage stress with yoga, meditation and long walks. I manage stress with simple carbs, sarcasm and swearing. You know you’re old when you clean to the music you used to party to.

By Lori Larsen

Located only 10 minutes from Camrose this four-bedroom home sits on eight acres that you can call all your own. The home itself has had many upgrades including new shingles, windows, siding, renovated upstairs bathroom and the addition of a highefficiency furnace. A large front deck greets you and your guests and is the perfect place to glance over your vast property. Just inside the front door is a convenient and spacious mudroom that cuts down on outdoor dirt being dragged through the home. Beautiful highly sought after original hardwood floors lead from the living room through to the kitchen. The living room has plenty of space for the family to gather and the flow into the kitchen makes getting snacks or watching the children while you prepare meals so easy. Completing the main floor are two

Sascha Dressler bedrooms and a four-piece bathroom, main floor laundry and a bootroom leading out to the covered back deck. The basement is almost completely finished with another family room area for games night or family movies, a master bedroom complete with a walkin closet, a three-piece bathroom and another bedroom. Venture out onto your own eight acres with a fantastic pond for skating or stocking with fish, plenty of mature trees and some fencing that could house a few horses or sheep or your favourite farm animal. A 48’ x 30’ open pole shed with metal roof is perfect for storing your vehicles, trailers or outdoor machinery. Your home in the country waits for you with this property located at 47447 Range Road 194 Rural Camrose and priced at $295,000 you should have plenty of room to add some touches. For a personal viewing contact Sascha at:

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


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CENTRAL AGENCIES REALTY

The Central Agencies Realty Team is eager to go to work for you! We’ve been matching buyers with sellers, with integrity, since 1963. Graham Wideman, 780-679-8384; Matt Banack, 780-608-9733; Matthew Mayer, 780-781-7088; Lyndsey Delwo, 780-678-6117; Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed, 587-322-5511; Sascha Dressler, 780-781-8242; Wally Wrubleski, 780-781-7323.

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CAMROSE HOMES WOW ! VALLEYVIEW WALKOUT BUNGALOW … Exceptional fully fin. Vaulted ceilings, gas FP, beautiful kitchen, quartz countertops, centre island, stunning master w/5 pce. en suite, huge great room + so much more! Asking $749,900 A1174364

WOW! GORGEOUS TOP FLOOR COPPERSTONE CONDO, OVERLOOKING MIRROR LAKE! … Premier property, amazing lake views! Quality built 3-bdrm. condo, recently upgraded. Bright open plan, 13’ and 9’ ceilings, lots of windows. Gourmet kitchen, huge breakfast bar, gorgeous LR, superb master/en suite, MF laundry, a/c. Htd. parking, tandem stalls. Awesome deck and more! Asking $685,000 A1172216

BEAUTIFUL NEW ZERO STEP BUNGALOW, IRONWOOD ESTATES … 1456 sq. ft. full bsmt. model! Senior friendly! Exceptional presentation, beautiful, bright open floor plan, lots of windows, crown mouldings, 9’ ceilings. Amazing kitchen, gorgeous great room, superb master, en suite. MF laundry. In-floor htg. in bsmt. Covered deck, 24.5’x23’ garage all finished! You’ll love it! Asking $578,840 A1168116

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 $515,000 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

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

1,120 sq. ft. renovated 4-bedroom bungalow… in Century Meadows. Updated kitchen w/granite counters, eating bar, deep cabinets, stainless steel appliances. Finished bsmt. with new carpet and paint, Newer vinyl windows, shingles, furnace and A/C. Asking $332,000 A1170558

WOW! AWESOME UPGRADED BUNGALOW … Close to schools, city centre! Beautiful 931 sq. ft. home, bright open plan, hardwood flrg., coved ceilings. Lovely LR, country style kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, dev. bsmt, a/c. Private yard, 16’x24’ htd. garage + more! Ideal office location as well! Call now! Asking $229,500 A1175403

WOW! 3-BDRM. BUNGALOW DUPLEX … IDEAL starter or investment property. Upgraded inside and outside! MF laundry, quartz, upgraded appl., insulation + much more. Exc. opportunity, call now! Asking $207,500 A1174129

WOW! 3-BDRM. BUNGALOW DUPLEX … IDEAL starter or investment property. Upgraded inside and outside! MF laundry, quartz, upgraded appl., insulation + much more. Exc. opportunity, call now! Asking $207,500 A1174135

SOLD 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

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

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EXCEPTIONAL BUNGALOW HOME … bordering park, green space! Quiet close location, spacious yard, RV parking. You’ll love the open concept layout, MF laundry, sunroom. Mature landscape, brick courtyard. Be sure to view this lovely home! Asking $399,000 A1173167

MULTI-FAMILY

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

LGE. 4-BDRM. FAMILY HOME … w/htd. 26’x36’ shop w/12’ ceilings in a great neighbourhood! Lge. kitchen w/lots of cabinets, counter space. Great primary bdrm. w/en suite. Nice family room w/FP. This house has so much potential! Welcome home! Asking $329,000 A1173525

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TOTALLY REFRESHED, NEW PAINT, NEW FLRG! … Beautiful 2-bdrm. condo w/attached garage! Vaulted ceilings, bright open plan, loft, MF laundry, open bsmt. provide lots of extra room. Great location, close to Mirror Lake walking trails, downtown, senior centre. Just move in! Asking $229,900 A1173168

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RESIDENTIAL LOTS

STUNNING ACREAGE IN WOODRIDGE HEIGHTS … barely 5 min. to Camrose. Parklike yard with mature trees and bordering the valley. Over 1700 sq. ft. with 5 bdrm., 3 baths, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, fin. bsmt. 24’x24’ garage, large no maintenance deck w/hot tub and much more! Asking $578,000 A1157700

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

GREAT FLEXIBLITY IN MAYERTHORPE Over 23 acres along Hwy 43 Asking $230,000 CA0168666

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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

TWO TITLES! 3-BDRM. BUNGALOW DUPLEX … IDEAL starter or investment property. Upgraded inside and outside! MF laundry, quartz, upgraded appl., insulation + much more. Exc. opportunity, call now! Asking $415,000 A1174556

3.05 ACRES … Current use for condo development but could possibly be subdivided out for a freehold development. Close to health care facilities and lends itself to a future commercial/residential mix. Asking $1,223,170 A1146445

Exc e l l e n t b u s i n e s s / I n v e s tment 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

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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127.82 ACRES ZONED UR Urban Reserve … Exceptional west end development opportunity in City of Camrose for URBAN DEVELOPMENT. Located by Victoria Park, golf course and west end shopping centres. Call now! Asking $1,278,000 A1171142

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EXCEPTIONAL 2572 SQ. FT. HOME 7+/– acres right on pavement, w/multiple outbuildings! Asking $598,000 A1075552 8 MINUTES FROM BEAUMONT … 59 +/– acres to build your dream home! Asking $329,000 A1125450

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 $595,000 CA0184968 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

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

EXCELLENT AND AFFORDABLE HOME … 1/4 mile north of Armena w/61 acres of land bordering Hwy 21. Lge. master w/4-pce. en suite, lovely kitchen w/centre island, vaulted ceilings. Newer well, fenced, dugout, 40 acres of cultivated land plus much more! Asking $349,900 A1166850

Millang Industrial Park … 6.05 acres! Asking $749,000 A1125445 26.61 ACRES … approximately 37 minutes SE of Camrose. 4-bdrm., 1.5 storey, 1400 sq. ft. home w/upgrades. 2009 40’x48’ shop, poultry barn 220’x40’, hip roof barn and insulated garage. Great opportunity! Asking $467,500 A1171574

EXCEPTIONAL DUPLEX RENTAL PROPERTY … Built in 2013. Each unit is over 1800 sq. ft. w/spacious living areas up and down, 4 bdrm., 2 bathrooms in each unit. Easy to rent! HE furnace, on-demand hot water + more. Awesome opportunity! Asking $429,000 A1178429

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

COMPLETELY RENOVATED … fourplex fully rented! New kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, doors, shingles, attic insulation, windows, sidewalks. You’ll not be disappointed with this investment! Asking $539,000 A1178798 Graham Wideman

FOR LEASE

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

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

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4-BDRM. BUNGALOW … on almost 8 acres, only 10 min. from Camrose. Many recent upgrades: shingles, windows, siding, HE furnace + more. Affordable, offers so much and still has great potential for future development! Asking $295,000 A1154392

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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 $183,900 A1139444

KINGMAN … Newly dev. lots. Choose from seven! Located on the edge of town. Starting at $27,500 A1156323, 6338, 6341, 6343, 6346, 6348, 6349 NEW NORWAY LOT – 65’ wide lot at the edge of town in Spartan Estates! Asking $50,000 A1122563

SOLD NICE BUNGALOW IN HOLDEN … 2 bdrm., full bsmt., single garage. Charming and affordable. Asking $78,000 A1115439

4.13 ACRES … within 10 min. of Camrose! Completely surrounded by trees. Great 30’x36’x13’ high shop, yard w/great drainage. 3-bdrm. bungalow w/updated kitchen. Come take a look! Asking $424,900 A1174584

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

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BEAUTIFUL SHELTERED ACREAGE! … three acres. 1320 sq. ft. 3-bdr. home. Oversized garage, 16’x32’ barn. Lovely park-like-setting! Asking $324,900 A1181133

320 ACRES … located 4 miles SE of Camrose. 100 +/- acres in hay, balance on annual crop rotation. Asking $1,449,000 A1180885

NEW ADULT COMMUNITY

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

142 +/- ACRES JUST 13 MINUTES EAST OF CAMROSE … Only one km off pavement. Consistently in canola/wheat rotation. Approx. 94 acres cult. w/balance in native grass/slough. Asking $425,000 A1175243

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

ZERO STEPS! READY SOON! CALL NOW!

NEW ZERO STEP DESIGN • 1456 sq. ft. full model • Full basement • Beautiful open design • In-floor heating • Covered deck • Superb garage Asking $578,840 A1168116

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ONLY ONE NON-BASEMENT HOME LEFT! • Master planned community • Designed for active adults • No condo fees • Community lifestyle