June 21, 2022 Camrose Booster

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C elebratin g 70 Years • 1952 ~ 2022 Vol. LXX, No. 30     32 Pages     June 21, 2022

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So far, eight-year-old Brooklyn Goettler’s little life has been filled with unimaginable challenges that she has faced head on with a smile as big as her exuberant personality and thirst for life. Through a barrage of surgeries, hospital visits, a boatload of medications and continual monitoring by outstanding medical professionals, Brooklyn has also had the unwavering support of her loving family and friends.

Join friends of Brooklyn at the first annual

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Photo by Lori Larsen

Seated down for an afternoon snack of pizza and tea are eight-year-old Brooklyn, right, her friend and supporter Bullying ENNS Division 2 president Gordie McLean, centre, and friend and honourary member of Bullying ENNS Division 2 Emmett Prost, left.

on June 25 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Camrose Regional Exhibition. It is a fundraising event with all proceeds helping to assist Brooklyn and bringing about awareness to other children in need in our community. For full details on Brooklyn’s story, see page 2 of this edition.

Inside Who Can I Count On? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Out and About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 City of Camrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 and 15 On the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 to 23 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 and 25 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 to 31 Central Agencies Realty Inc. . . 31 and 32

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Brooklyn’s story By Lori Larsen

Vivacious eight-yearold Brooklyn Goettler flits around the living room like a beautiful butterfly, landing for mere seconds before flying off to the next point of interest. While perhaps a bit smaller in stature than most other children her age, Brooklyn’s larger than life character makes up for it, as she bubbles with excitement over every little thing. But it has been a long haul for this little girl, who was born with challenges that most adults would find insurmountable. “Brooklyn was born with holes in her intestine,” explained Brooklyn’s grandmother and guardian Michelle Goettler. “She had to have surgery to cut down her intestine so there were no holes.” During further testing the doctors discovered she also had lesions in her head, causing traumatic seizures. “She has not had a seizure since she was three,” said Michelle adding that she is on seizure medication that she will have to take for the rest of her life. Throughout her short little life, Brooklyn has been in and out of the Stollery Children’s Hospital enduring checkups, testing and ultimately 23 surgeries with the latest taking place on June 13, where that tiny little person received five transplants including: pancreas, liver, small and large colon and half of her stomach. “It was all done in one surgery and took around seven and a half hours,” recalled Michelle. “She will be on anti-rejection medication for the rest of her life.” Michelle said that Brooklyn’s spleen was also removed in order to make room for the transplants. Once Brooklyn cleared the June 13 anniversary date of the transplant surgery, she was booked for her 24th surgery, a reverse ostomy, which will likely take place in the summer after she has a bone scan, blood work, CT scan and ultrasound. Yet to anyone lucky enough to meet this incredible little person, she seems totally unscathed. She is by all accounts just an active eight-year-old who has a zest for life and will to live it to its fullest. “She is a tough little peanut,” smiled Michelle. Through all of these surgeries she has remained not only tough but positive which in part is due to Michelle and Brooklyns’ aunt Sara (Goettler) and the motions they go through to prepare Brooklyn. “We do her prep for positivity and happiness. So when she goes into surgery

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she is less scared and is feeling positive and happy,” explained Michelle. Sara added that when ever Brooklyn is going through a surgery or procedure, they do everything to keep things positive and reassure Brooklyn that this is to help make her better and that they (Sara and Michelle) will be there when she comes out. “Being positive has had such an impact on her healing and her understanding of what is going on with her. She is one of those kids where you have to tell her what is going on,” said Sara. And it seems to be working because three days after her multiple transplant surgery, Brooklyn announced to Michelle that she wanted to walk. “The nurses and physio helped her to do a few steps from the bed to the wheelchair day by day,’ said Michelle. “By the next week she was walking out to the hallway where the nurses were. The nurses had put stickers on the wall as a scavenger hunt.” Brooklyn was determined and she wasn’t about to let this slow her down. “She came out of it like a trooper the doctors were shocked. They said that usually children her age are in bed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for three months – they don’t want to get up. The doctor referred to her as a miracle child.” If Brooklyn is a miracle then Sara and Michelle are the keepers of that miracle. They are that consistency of support and love that has kept Brooklyn on the road to her own recovery. They balance each other out,

Sara the self proclaimed voice of reason with Michelle at the wheel. Both Michelle and Sara have been caring for Brooklyn since she was born and have been there every step and every stitch of the way. They have had to take courses provided by the Stollery on Brooklyn’s medical and every day care, including how to administer a slew of medications which currently consist of seven in the morning, one at noon, one at 3 p.m. and six in the evening. At the beginning when Brooklyn was a baby Michelle admits she was scared. “I am not a nurse and I had to be administering her medication and her TPN (total parenteral nutrition, the medical term for infusing a specialized form of food through a vein intravenously), her ostomy bag and her MIC-KEY gastrostomy feeding tube. With the completion of the multiple transplant surgery came the removal of the TPN and MIC-KEY tube from Brooklyn’s stomach which was placed in her nose. “Most of the medical processes are going away here and there. Eventually she will have her own life again she will be able to go into a swimming pool,” beamed Michelle. Brooklyn’s story is one of courage, strength, love and compassion and reaches far beyond the boundaries of her family. As a motorcycle rider, Michelle has been a long time friend with local Camrosian Gordie McLean, the president of the Bullying ENNS Division 2 (Camrose and area). Continued on page 10

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Ballet Camrose June 24 is the Happiest Day You may have heard of Dr. Cliff Arnall. He identified Blue Monday–the third Monday of January–as the most depressing day of the year. At least in short, nights are long, it’s still winter, holiday bills have arrived, and you’ve already lapsed on all those good resolutions you made. Plus, it’s Monday. Happily, Dr. Arnall has also identified Yellow Day–the happiest day of the year. This year Yellow Day is Friday, June 24–coming right up! Others besides Dr. Arnall (I couldn’t find the names) have developed a scientific-ish happiest day of the year “formula:” O + (NxS) + Cpm/T + He. O stands for Outdoor activity and N is for connection with Nature, both of which are easy in this season. S is for Socializing with neighbours and friends. Cpm stands for childhood positive memories of happy summers. T is the average temperature, which is usually warm, but not too warm. He is for holiday expected. In summary, weather, economic and social factors come together to create a formula for the fourth Friday in June as the happiest day of the year. A comfortable temperature The average temperature in June is usually moderate– not too cold; not too hot–creating a pleasant environment. As well, we can usually expect moderate rainfall–enough to refresh the air and keep things growing, but not so much that it’s depressing. More daylight hours That translates into more daylight hours for outdoor activities. The long summer evenings are a special joy in June. The sun plays a very important role in the human body. Its light helps our bodies produce serotonin and other hormones that enhance happiness. The sun’s rays directly affect our state of mind, how we fall asleep and the energy we have. The sun is one of the best medicines for the state of mind, and at this time in June we have more sunlight than ever. Holidays are coming It’s fun to plan summer holidays. For school-age people, two months of no classes is fun to anticipate. For adults, it’s fun to plan and anticipate holiday trips or morethan-usual fun activities. And adults also have memories of happy childhood summers. Looking forward to holidays is sometimes almost as fun as the actual holiday–definitely a mood lifter. Extra income Students in particular can look forward to earning extra income in the summer, with more hours available to work for pay rather than work for study. Non-students too may have opportunities to earn extra income doing jobs that are not available in the winter. Money can’t buy happiness, but extra money is a factor that helps to increase levels of happiness. That directly affects our state of mind in a good way. Extra social time Some of us are looking forward to summer visits with family or friends we don’t see very often. For many people, it’s a real pleasure to have extra time with people we treasure, but don’t often see in person. After two years of isolation, looking forward to this summer’s prospect of “live and in person” contact is a special delight. *** What are you most looking forward to this summer? Outdoor time? Long daylight evenings? Holidays? Extra income? Time with treasured people? Something else? Whatever you’re most looking forward to, happy Happiest Day on Friday June 24! *** I’d love to hear from you. If you have comments about this column or suggestions for future topics, send an email to Bonnie@BonnieHutchinson.com. I’ll happily reply within one business day.


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Ballet Camrose put on a great show for parents and friends at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre on June 11 under the direction of Colleen Salahub Olsen. Top: You’re Welcome was performed by tap dancers Autumn Steinke, Dakota Bergen and Cassy Letley. Middle: Theia Elliott displays her tap skills in the solo Confidence. Below: Jazz group dancers Autumn Steinke, Annabelle Day and Theia Elliott show off in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

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• The winning team at the Shoot for the STARS Golf Classic held at the Camrose Golf Course consisted of CFCW’s Wes Montgomery, Judy Phillips and Bruce and Barb Stroh. CFCW’s other Morning Show personality, Jackie Rae Greening, performed the ceremonial opening tee-off with a hockey stick. A total of 130 golfers braved cold and rainy weather to participate in the event, raising $20,000 for the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). • Local sculptor John Beaver was juried into membership in the prestigious Alberta Society of Artists. New members are accepted just once each year, based on the merits of their work as determined by the majority of a five-person jury. Only three artists were accepted in the northern zone this year, approximately one-third of those who applied.

• Al and Edna Harrison, of The Camrose Lions Club, presented Canada flags to grade one students at Charlie Killam School. The presentation was part of the Lions “Project Pride,” a national campaign to commemorate Canada’s 130th birthday and promote Canadian patriotism.

• Alf Sunderman, Fire Chief for the City of Camrose, was named President of the Alberta Fire Chiefs’ Association. Chief Sunderman has been a member of the Board of Directors of the association for several years as well as second and then first Vice-President. • Baxter Dick, Vice-President of the Alberta Association for the Mentally Retarded, installed the 1972-73 Executive of the Camrose and District Association. They are Louis Gillespie, President; Freda Kabush, Vice-President; Mrs. O. Collyer, Secretary and Don Gillespie, Treasurer. Directors for the new term are: Noreen Hallet, Mrs. B. Probst, Bob Burgess, Stewart Hitman, Betty Baker and Mr. O. Probst.

• Len Frankson, Director of Recreation for the City of Camrose, reported that 35 applications were received for six Playground Directors for the summer months. Successful applicants were: Sherry Health, Betty Weiler, Wing Hoi Shan, Marne Turnbull, Dallas Hurlburt and Lori May.

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Rodin off to national tournament

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Surrounded by family and lots of love Lori Huolt, centre was joined by City of Camrose Mayor PJ Stasko, right and good friend and Camrose Walk to End ALS organizer Cheryl Feth, left for the June 4 Camrose Walk to End ALS in support of building awareness and raising funds. At the end of the day $33,880 had been raised.

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The Coldwell Banker garage sale supporting Canine Love Dog Rescue event held on June 4 was by all accounts a success, especially for one family who took home a brand new family member. Pictured left to right are Amanda, four-year-old Zachary, six-year-old Declan and Patrick Scherger holding the adorable little puppy they adopted there that day.

By Murray Green OLMP football player Brad Rodin earned a spot on the Team Alberta U18 football team that is off to nationals in BC July 6. After spending his minor football with the Camrose Buffaloes, he played for the OLMP Royals for the past two years. The Grade 11 student is very excited about playing at the high level. “When you play 12-man football you are put into positions that fit your abilities. At OLMP with six-man football you tend to play all positions. They are completely different roles. I can play a receiver role where I can use my speed, agility and athletic abilities. All that has helped me so when I go to places like Football Alberta, I can try out at dline, I can excel. I can use my skills from other positions to gain an advantage. It gives me skills that other people don’t have,” said Brad, who has played the sport for eight years. He made Team Alberta as a defensive tackle. “With six-man, everyone has to be an athlete and cover the entire field. In 12-man, you have your own responsibilities and you rely on others to do their job,” said Brad, who was the only six-man player to make Team Alberta. “He has played every position in six-man that there is. We needed him to play quarterback in Breton because of injuries. He has played every position except kicker. It just made him quicker and a better athlete. Being with the Buffaloes, I had the opportunity to watch him grow every year,” noted OLMP coach Laurie Anderson. “When I play d-line in

six-man, I’m like the only guy so I have more responsibilities. In 12-man my responsibilities gets narrowed and I can focus what I need to do. I’m with three other guys and they have to do their job and I have to do mine,” explained Brad. “The Team Alberta trials started in late April or early May. They had a north camp in Edmonton with 260 football players. The south camp had more than 300 so in total about 610 players,” said Brad. “Then they narrowed that down to 150 and brought the players to Red Deer for a camp three weeks ago (late May). They narrowed it to the top 54 and now 40. To make the final 40 is huge because it is an opportunity to go to the Canada Cup and play the highest level for U18 football. It’s phenomenal to go up against all of the best football players from other provinces. I know players can get scholarship offers on the spot from universities,” said Brad. “This is his opportunity to play on a national stage. This tournament will feature the best players in the country and for him to be included is pretty phenomenal,” added mom Helen. This opens doors for playing university football. “It is a big adjustment to go from playing in six-man league football to playing against the best 12-man players in Alberta. It’s not about me being the best, it’s that I can play with the best. I have to earn my spot to be the best,” added Brad. The advantage of coming back to play another year of high school is to become a leader. “I saw it last year, where he would help younger players be better.

Better as a player and an athlete,” said Helen. “It’s awesome for me to be a leader on the team. As players graduate, I want to set up leaders on the team so it trickles down and it builds the program to be solid in the league,” shared Brad. “In addition to the U18 team, he made the allstar team for the six-man team. From those players they chose a team to play against the Saskatchewan six-man team. They played last Sunday in Lacombe. In the final they were tied 3030 at half time, but Alberta came back to win it 54-36,” revealed Brad’s dad Mike. Brad has had several coaches that have had such a huge influence on him. “Laurie is one as she has been with me since I started football, but I had a few amazing coaches during my time in the Buffaloes program that were responsible for creating my passion for the sport and inspiring me to be the best I can be,” he said. Team Alberta players are bused out to Kelowna on July 6. After a few practice days, the opening game is on July 11 against BC, one of the tougher teams. “We play on July 14 and 17, but we don’t know who we play because it depends who wins or loses. My goal is to be in the gold medal game,” he added. “To play at a high level and receive a scholarship is the ultimate goal.” The 16 year old trains five or six days a week to prepare for the Canada Cup and next season. “It is a great opportunity to play at the highest level. It is going to be a lot of fun and a huge honour,” concluded Brad.


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Camp He Ho Ha founder Joan Nielen, left, and her son Greg, right, received $658 from Royal Purple vice president Irene Gartner from the Chace the Ace charity draw that is operated by the Camrose Service Clubs Group.

Submitted Brad Rodin discusses a play with Donny Obenauer, defensive line coach, for Team Alberta U18 Team White. He also coaches at Bev Facey High School in Sherwood Park.

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City provides explanation on off-site levies By Lori Larsen

City of Camrose Planning and Development manager Aaron Leckie provided a detailed report to City Council on off-sites levies (OSL) during the June 6 Committee of the Whole Meeting. Leckie began by explaining that an off-site levy is a cash contribution to the City by developers to help pay for infrastructures for growth. “Developers contribute into pools of money including sanitary, storm, water and transportation to benefit all areas of the City. “One of the underpinnings that is important for understanding the model is that growth should largely pay for growth and the impacts of development don’t stop at the boundaries of the development,” said Leckie citing an example of how the cost of developing roads within a developers site (subdivision) would be 100 per cent covered by the developer; but also, for example, an intersection directly outside the developed area that provides benefits to that developed area, but also benefits other areas within the city would be in part the responsibility of the developer. The off-site areas in Camrose are broken up into 140 unique areas some of which are shared with Camrose County. “One of the major changes identified in the April 19 Workshop, is a change on the assumption of growth. The growth rate was adjusted from two per cent to one per cent,” said Leckie. “As growth is compounded annually, it might be a 50 per cent drop in year one, but because of that compounded growth rate we are really talking about a substantial change to the amount of land that is go-

ing to be developed over the 25 years of this model. “Looking at the population growth rate it is a difference of about 6,700 people by 2046 and the population of the City of Camrose, instead of 30,500 a population of 23,500.” Leckie added that along with that is the removal of a lot of projects that are going to be needed because of that revision to growth rate. Leckie described the areas the City expects to see growth/development because of the ability to easily service these areas, as well as the proximity of the areas to existing services, which he said lowers offsite levy rates and therefore encourages development in those areas including the following. North areas: close to Creekside and Victoria Park and along 53 Street. West areas: expansion along 48 Avenue (commercial) as well as continued growth of West Park and Cascades subdivisions. Southwest area: (largest growth area) near Valleyview, Enevold Quarter, Valleyview West and another quarter occupying lands west of 68 Street and south of Camrose Drive (commercial and residential). South central area: south of Camrose Drive in Creekview area as well as some industrial south of the NuEdge Building and Pioneer trucking. East central area: small section of industrial land in the quarter section along 39 Street. Southeast area: anticipated to accommodate most industrial growth in the Railway Junction Area. “This area has a different level of servicing with sanitary and water being deferred and not required and those off-site levies also deferred. This is the area

that both the City and the County expect to see most of the industrial growth.” Councillor Agnes Hoveland inquired about the Southeast growth area and potential industry developing there not needing services. “How then do they access water and take care of sewer?” Leckie responded, “Most likely it would be hauled. Depending on the scale of that development they may see some benefit of tying into the City’s water or sanitary. If they are large users they may see that as more affordable in the long term than constantly hauling in and out water and sanitary. If they do then the water and sanitary rates do apply.” Leckie said the types of infrastructure consist mainly of water, sanitary, storm and transportation; but other categories considered in the model that muncipalities have the ability to collect on include: new or expanded community recreation, fire hall and police station facilities and libraries. “The total cost of all projects beyond the 25 year, all projects in the model, is about $483 million. With $29 million beyond 25 years (2046) based on construction estimates from 2019.” The report also includes the off-site levy rates determined by each area on a per hectare basis. “The weighted average for the City of Camrose is $162,335. The reason we are using weighted average is because these are the areas that we think are likely to develop. There are areas that are more expensive that are close to the urban area that are not included in the weighted average because the costs are so much higher. Comparisons to other municipalities were

provided; however, Leckie said in his opinion the best indicator as to whether or not off-site levy rates are affordable in a municipality is if development is occurring. “And the City of Camrose does continue to see development in residential, commercial and industrial areas. When we have those conversations with developers, off-site levies are always in concern but not a concern to the point where a development project doesn’t proceed because off-site levies.” Councillor Don Rosland inquired with City of Camrose Community Development general manager Patricia MacQuarrie as to whether or not, at the conferences she attends, off-site levy costs are a hot topic. MacQuarrie responded that the off-site levy costs are not necessarily a hot topic but that off-site levy and contribution costs are a standard requirement for any investment attractions package the City puts together. Hoveland asked if there is a point where the City would price itself off the market for attracting development. “I think we are at a point that we are comfortable with” said MacQuarrie, adding that it is a selling feature to investors that the City has a robust offsite levy program in place to demonstrate that the City is prepared for future growth, and that the City has the funding available to support investment in the community. Leckie concluded with an OSL review schedule projecting the OSL bylaw receive three readings by City Council June 20 and second and third reading by Camrose County Council June 28, effective date of bylaw July 1.

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The Bailey Buckaroos will be back to provide classic country music on June 26 at 2 p.m. Along with the local band, special guests are invited to share music. Misery Mountain Boys are returning for a show on November 5 at 8 p.m. The band offers a diverse range of sonic experiences, urging audiences to gyration in the tasselclad, sweaty swing numbers, and swaying in the velvety jazz tunes. ARE YOU THE NEXT WINNER?

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Vets, door knocking, Made in Alberta By Jackie Lovely, MLA Camrose Constituency

It has been a productive few months since we introduced this year’s budget, and new local projects are shaping up to help make our communities even better and more welcoming. Over the past three years, our government has doubled down on investment attraction, economic growth, and job creation. From tax cuts to local construction projects, every investment in our communities is an investment in Alberta’s future. The 2022 Provincial Construction Program invests in projects that will help make our highways safer and our water systems cleaner. The plan, which is scheduled to be completed over the next three years, includes major capital projects, bridge and highway maintenance, water infrastructure, and slide repair projects which will improve the lives of people who live and work in these areas. Some of these projects are happening right on our doorstep! Just outside Camrose, we are investing in improvements to the roundabout at Highway 13 and Highway 56, which will improve connections between our communities. We are also funding construction improvements at


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The rain was a welcome addition to the Urban Forest tour for City of Camrose, staff and council conducted by University of Alberta, Augustana Campus Environmental Science assistant professor Greg King on June 6. Pictured left to right back row are City of Camrose councillor Lucas Banack, Agnes Hoveland, City of Camrose parks department employee Candice Lowe, City of Camrose Parks manager Ken Krueger, councillor Joy-Anne Murphy, City of Camrose Community Services general manager Ryan Poole and councillor Kevin Hycha. Front row left to right are City of Camrose Wildlife and Greenspace wildlife coordinator Rhyleigh Henault City of Camrose arborist Kim Vassberg, councillor Don Rosland and Augustana professor Greg King.

the Pioneer Legacy Junction on Highway 834. On Highway 855, next to Big Knife Provincial Park, funding will help support rehabilitation of the Battle River Bridge. These projects are currently in the design phase. Once complete, these improvements will allow drivers to have confidence in their safety and the safety of their families. Improving our roads is important, but we are also directing our efforts to expand support for vulnerable Albertans, right at home. Often, seniors have unique needs that can’t always be addressed by a one-size-fits-all approach. Because of this, our team is partnering with community groups to expand access to mental health supports for seniors. We are committing more than $6.3 million to organizations who provide mental health and addiction supports to seniors. This funding will help these folks and their volunteers assist seniors and their caregivers with supports ranging from home care to training staff to respond to unique situations. My advocacy for seniors and their families has given me the opportunity to meet people of all ages, all across


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Rotary Club president Dan Cole presented Camrose Refugee Centre volunteer coordinator Yvonne Myrehaug with $1,500 to go towards helping Ukraine families settle in Camrose. The funds were generated from the Rotary relaunch event and presented on June 8.

our province. They have often expressed the need for unique supports and sometimes people feel those needs can be overlooked. It is our job to make sure that no one falls through the gaps, and that seniors can feel that their needs are being met, so they can continue to experience fulfillment in their daily lives. This investment is another step forward in building a comprehensive, recovery-oriented system of care that helps everyone get the support they need, when they need it. 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.

HOSPICE SYMPOSIUM Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Hospice Society of Camrose and District annual symposium held on June 3, entitled Compassionate Communities, featured guest speakers sharing information and personal journeys including Camrose’s own Pat Carlson who had the packed room sitting in silence as they reflected on her passionate words.

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CWSS presents yoga By Lori Larsen

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Yoga offers both physical mental benefits and when practiced outside of the home can also provide a social outing by connecting you with a supportive community of like-minded people. Aside from improving a person’s overall balance, strength and flexibility yoga helps to relieve pain, specifically back pain but also pain that accompanies arthritis. Yoga has been known to improve overall heart health and helps you relax which not only benefits sleeping but can brighten moods and help manage stress. Join others on June 16 at Stoney Creek Centre and “stretch” your physicality and mind with a yoga session open to all ages. Refreshments will be provided at the Wildlife Stewardship Society events and there will be prize draws at the events for a chance to win gift cards from local businesses. For more information on the summer events offered from now until August 4 email wildlifestewardship@ camrose.ca.

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Changes to local landfill By Lori Larsen

The City of Camrose recently announced changes to the operations of the Camrose Regional Landfill. Over the past year, the Camrose Regional Solid Waste Authority (the Authority) which is comprised of elected officials from the City of Camrose, Camrose County and the Village of Bittern Lake, has been examining options for future waste management operations at the Camrose Regional Landfill. During a meeting held on May 30, the Authority decided to transition from the current Camrose Regional Landfill operation to a Transfer Station operation. “Careful thought and discussion went into this decision to ensure costs and liability would be mitigated and service level disruption kept at a minimum,” stated Authority chair Kevin Hycha. “The Landfill Authority voted unanimously to move from the existing landfill operation to a transfer station–operation. Additional waste diversion activities at the site, such as composting and recycling, will continue to operate.” The Camrose Regional Landfill has been in operation since 1984 and is made of 19 “cells.” The current cell (the area for the waste) is reaching capacity so the Authority needed to approve the construction of a new cell or consider other operational models. In order for a landfill to be self-sustaining, user fees, also known as tipping fees, must generate enough revenue to cover the entire life-cycle costs for the facility. Life-cycle costs include annual operating expenses, cell construction costs, closure costs, and post-closure monitoring costs, which are ongoing for at least 25 years after closing a cell. Significant increases to

the closure and post closure costs of cells at the Camrose Regional Landfill were identified in 2021. As well, internal reviews of lifecycle costs for the Landfill indicated that, in order to sustain the Landfill operation, the tipping fees would be required to be increased to a point that makes the Landfill noncompetitive. “The Camrose Landfill was suitable in its day, but as Camrose grew the long narrow design, proximity to the City limits and Stoney Creek, the high water table and limited Air Space (volume of waste that can be disposed of) at the Landfill makes this site very difficult to manage,” said Hycha. A transfer station allows users to bring waste to the existing site and drop it off into large bins that will then be transferred to a larger regional landfill rather than disposing of it onsite. For City residents, there will be no impact to the current curbside service from this decision, however, they may see an increase to their waste collection bill in 2023 as the current contract for curbside collection expires at the end of 2022 and these fees have remained the same since 2016. Users bringing waste to the Landfill will see an increase to tipping fees beginning July 1st. “Given the imminent fee increases and the need to extend the operational life of the current cell, it is recommended that large volume haulers consider the use of alternate regional landfills such as West Dried Meat Lake Landfill or Beaver Regional Landfill for their waste,” explained City of Camrose Infrastructure general manager Kris Johnson. Design work for the transfer station will begin shortly and is expected to be operational by fall 2023.

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The City of Camrose is once again excited to be hosting an inperson Canada Day Celebration on July 1 on the grounds of the Camrose and District Centennial Museum. Over the past two years, the Canada Day Celebrations Committee were challenged with finding unique ways to celebrate Canada Day and managed to provide citizens with some fun and safe activities that stayed within the health protocols implemented by the Province, all the while giving citizens an opportunity to celebrate. This year, the committee is delighted to once again be offering a ton of family fun included in the following lineup. Start the day with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Swan City Lions Club, served from 8 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Camrose Community Centre. Then head over to the opening ceremonies held at 11 a.m. at the stage located south of the museum building. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying old fashioned games, an obstacle course, craft tables, face painting, photo booth, tours and demonstrations featuring the Camrose and District Centennial Museum, mascot photos, balloon artists and then a sweet treat of Canada Day Cupcakes. As you take in all the festivities, have a seat and take a break enjoying a variety of entertainment during the afternoon Stage. At noon, take in the colours and quick steps of the Camrose Veselka Ukrainian Dance and Studia Shumka Ukrainian Dancers. Then catch one of or all of the Hula Hoop Circus shows at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. At 1 p.m., watch the Camrose Academy of Dance perform, and at 2 p.m., Ballet Camrose will delight you with their dances. For a little musical interlude, enjoy Charly Doll on stage at 2:30 p.m. then rounding up the day of entertainment be sure to take in the majestic Edmonton Métis Traditional Dancers. As the evening draws near and in anticipation of a sky filled with spectacular fireworks, come down to the Rudy Swanson park (Recreation Centre Parking Lot) and be serenaded by the sweet melodies of Hay Lakes own Travis Dolter and his band as well as some tunes to get you rocking by Rose City Rollers. Finishing off the night will be the ever popular display of fireworks that not only light up the skies but the eyes of the beholders. Come out and enjoy a day to celebrate this amazing country we call home.

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City of Camrose Recreation and Culture manager Tanya Pattullo, right, presented a certificate of appreciation to Title Sponsor for the Canada Day celebrations, New Country representatives Scott Mitchell, left, and Melissa MacGregor, centre. Missing from photo was representative from Title Sponsor Camrose Chrysler.

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City of Camrose Recreation and Culture manager Tanya Pattullo, back row left, presented a certificate of appreciation to Silver Sponsors for the Canada Day celebrations, left to right back row, representing Wild Rose Coop, Brent Edwards; Boston Pizza, Kevin Gurr. Left to right front row, Camrose Public Library, Alissa Martin; Camrose Insurance Financial Solutions/Cooperators, Kristine Weir and Colleen Swedberg; and CJ’s Sign Shop, CJ Froehler. Missing from photo are representatives from the Silver Sponsors Fountain Tire, Hauser Home Hardware, A-1 Rentals, CEL Electric, ATCO, Camrose Regional Exhibition and OPT.

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster City of Camrose Recreation and Culture manager Tanya Pattullo, centre back, presented a certificate of appreciation to Gold Sponsors for the Canada Day celebrations, left to right, Stephanie Olson, Camrose and District Centennial Museum (City of Camrose); Canadian Tire, Stephen Dewling; City of Camrose, Ryan Poole; and Camrose and District Centennial Museum (City of Camrose), Jada Calon. Missing from photo were representatives from Gold Sponsors Government of Canada.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster City of Camrose Recreation and Culture manager Tanya Pattullo, right, and Canada Day Committee representatives, left to right, Val Simms, Deb Trout and Arlo Grundberg presented a certificate of appreciation to Gold Sponsor for the Canada Day celebrations, Save On Foods manager Chris Innes, second from left.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster City of Camrose Canada Day festivities committee members, back row left to right, Angela Methot and Christine McCord along with Recreation and Culture manager Tanya Pattullo, presented a certificate of appreciation to Bronze Sponsors for the Canada Day celebrations, from left to right front row, representing Camrose Home Directory, Samuel Bowen; Safeway, Trevor Benoit; and Central Agencies, Tom Messick. Missing from photo are representatives from Bronze Sponsors: Camrose County, Camrose Wellness Collective, Investors Group Corey Kudrowich, Camrose Royal Purple, Prairie Water, D & D Vehicle Sales/Rentals and Leasing, Rotary Club of Camrose, Camrose Booster Ltd., Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, Starbucks, Remax, Joyce Inman Chartered Professional Accountants, CSN Auto and Camrose Morning News.

Cougars sweep Expos By Murray Green

The Camrose Cougars U18 swept the Edmonton Expos in three straight games. The fourth match was rained out on June 12. Camrose rallied a lead late in the opening game in a 15-5 victory. The game was tied at five with the Cougars batting in the bottom of the fourth when Nick Hilgersom grounded out, scoring one run. A sacrifice bunt by Jake Popowich scored another run. Camrose pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Eric Elines singled to score one run. Chance Morbeck, Max Logelin, Popowich, Griffin Van Petten, and Ben Pullen each had RBls in the big sixth inning. Jackson Goossen garnered the win for Camrose. The righty went six innings, allowing five runs on four hits, while striking out seven. In the second game of the doubleheader, Camrose won 10-1. The game was tied at one in the top of the fifth when Elines doubled to score two runs. Camrose pounded out 17 hits. Ben Pullen, Morbeck, Max Logelin, Elines, and Hilgersom all managed multiple hits. Pullen went three-forthree at the plate to lead the offence. Dylan Soch was the winning pitcher as he allowed five hits and one run over seven innings, striking out seven and walking one. The third contest had a movie-script ending in a 1312 wild affair. Camrose seized victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a single in the bottom of the ninth off the bat of Morbeck. Elines went four-forfive at the plate with a double in the first, singled in the third, fifth and sixth innings. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Camrose tied the game at 12 when Nate Gotaas doubled to score one run. Camrose put up four runs in the third inning. Camrose collected 13 hits with Elines, Jared Bendfeld, and Hilgersom earning multiple hits. Logelin was the winning pitcher by allowing two hits and no runs over four and a third innings, while striking out three and walking one. Justin Kushnerick started the game surrendered 10 runs on seven hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out seven. The U18 squad will be at home for games on June 25 and 26 at Harry Andreassen Field in Kin Park in what is billed as Sponsor Night. The Cougars host the Dawgs team in a four game series: 5 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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By Murray Green Agriculture minister Nate Horner and health minister Jason Copping reacted to new proposed Health Canada labelling requirements for ground beef and pork. “Alberta livestock producer associations have requested an exemption from proposed federal labelling requirements for ground meats, similar to exemptions being offered for other nutritious, single-ingredient foods like milk, eggs, vegetables and other meats. Alberta’s government supports this exemption. “Ground meat, like other whole foods, is a healthy and affordable staple in the diet of many Canadians. Ottawa’s scientifically baseless labelling proposal for ground meat will unfairly affect families struggling with high costs of living and would be an extra kick to producers already working to get back on their feet,” said Horner, Alberta Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development. “Every Canadian should take pride in the fact that Alberta’s livestock producers drive economic growth by feeding the world with high-quality meat. Imposing these warning labels sends a negative message to customers and makes our producers less competitive in the global economy,” he added. “We are working closely with the Alberta Beef Producers, the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association and Alberta Pork to support these industries. Alberta’s government has expressed our concern to our federal counterparts and will continue to stand up for livestock producers in our province,” Horner shared. “This decision was made without consultation with the provinces, which have equivalent expertise in nutrition and food science to that of the federal government. It’s inconsistent with the treatment of other products; it’s not good policy, and it should be reversed,” said Copping, minister of health.

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Battle River Watershed Alliance encouraging youth to get involved By Lori Larsen

Water plays a vital role in all of our lives and in fact it gives us life. For that reason and so many more, it is incumbent upon all of us to continue learning about how we can protect and preserve this invaluable commodity. Battle River Watersheds Alliance (BRWA) is a not-for-profit organization working with people who live, work, and play in the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds to ensure a stable economy, healthy natural areas, and resilient communities. In an effort to continually manage the health and future well-being of our watersheds, BRWA conducts research, works with and advocates to govern-

ment bodies and provides programs and eduction to build awareness. One such program is the BRWA, Caring for our Watersheds, which asks students in Grades 7-12 to answer the question “What can you do to improve your watershed? “The purpose of the contest is simple,” explained BRWA education lead Kandra Forbes. “We want students to be actively involved in their community. The goal is to encourage students to learn about their local watershed and be inspired to make improvements to the land, air and water. “With community and school support, we have seen the creativity and de-

termination students have for protecting and preserving the environment. It’s inspiring when they turn their ideas into reality.” Students develop a written proposal describing their project idea which is then judged by watershed experts and educators, resulting in a selection of the top 10 proposals. Historically, the finalists have shared their ideas in-person at a final competition with a 5-minute verbal presentation. However, this year, the ten groups presented their ideas virtually to a panel of judges. Along with the excitement of having their proposals heard by a panel of experts there is also $10,000 available to imple-

ment projects. “The program sponsor Nutrien works with local organizations in 10 regions across Canada, the USA, and Argentina to offer this contest,” noted Forbes. In past years BRWA has been a strong supporter of the program encouraging and ultimately providing great representation from students in the BRWA area. “This year BRWA took over coordination for the entire Alberta contest.” Forbes said that this year’s response to the contest has been incredible with 275 written proposals from 534 students from 24 schools. Camrose students Tri Nguyen, Rena Warren and

Mary Searle received Honourable Mention for their Project Capture proposal. “The Caring for our Watersheds competition is a great fit for project-based learning in both junior and senior high classes, and fits well into the science and social science curriculum,” said Forbes. “It has supported students from all over the world to take positive actions to help their environment. The contest is also open to 4-H and other clubs as well.” For more information on the program or about local students’ proposals contact Forbes (Alberta program coordinator) at kandra@ battleriverwatershed.ca, or visit www.Caringforour Watersheds.com.

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Rotary Pavilion, over the finish line By Lori Larsen

On June 16 people gathered under the new Rotary Pavilion located directly east of the Stoney Creek Centre, to celebrate the addition of the facility that not only provides a shelter for individual and group use, but is a tribute to the rich history of the surrounding area. Rotary Club of Camrose president Dan Cole welcomed all in attendance to the “finish line” celebration and invited City of Camrose councillor Lucas Banack (on behalf of Mayor PJ Stasko and City Council) and MLA Jackie Lovely, on behalf of the Provincial government, to offer congratulations.

Cole also paid homage to the incredible work and dedication of Rotarians Shirley Rostad and Ron Grue in seeing the project through from vision to reality. “Shirley Rostad played an instrumental part along the way from start to finish in coordinating, planning, funding, researching and working with the City and build crew. “Ron Grue has been instrumental at the build stage and worked relentlessly through sun or rain to complete the build in a month with the help of fellow Rotarians, volunteers, community businesses and trades. Truly an amazing accomplishment.”

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been an honour to find out so much about our community. It is quite an incredible city. From what we are endowed by nature to the incredible way our community pulled together over the last 120 years to create today’s vibrant community.” Rostad spoke about the specific topics featured in the Heritage Panels and subsequently on the website. “Our goal was to showcase Camrose and particularly this valley area and we were very limited with the amount we could include on each panel. We tried to make the panels interesting and informative.” In conclusion Rostad said. “Our hopes for this

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Pictured left to right, City councillor Don Rosland and Lucas Banack, Rotary Club of Camrose Rotarian Ron Grue, Shirley Rostad and president Dan Cole take a celebratory step over the finish line at the grand opening of the Rotary Pavilion located at Stoney Creek.

Cole thanked the four major funders of the project including: the Alberta Government, Arnold and Susan Malone, Wildrose Coop and the City of Camrose, as well as the businesses and families who sponsored the Heritage Panels and all other businesses and individuals who donated time, skills, funds and materials to see the project come to fruition. “It is time to celebrate a project that started as an idea in 2016,” said Cole. “What a wonderful feeling to stand here today and see it in its completion and take a moment to soak in the beauty and natural setting of the pavilion along with the heritage panels.”

Rotarian Shirley Rostad provided an overview of the project, including the process behind the 20 panels honouring the human and natural history of the site that are displayed around the perimeter of the inside of the pavilion and the development of the website. “I thought if we started in February of 2021 we would be finished before the build was finished. I had no concept of how much time it would take to do a good job of the research, writing and finding photos and a millions tasks. But I am thankful to be crossing the finish line today. “I think I speak for all of those who worked on the Heritage showcase. It has

facility in the very beginning was it would be a well used gathering place an entrance to the Stoney Creek parks and an accessible place to learn about our community’s heritage.” Cole, along with Rotary area governor Jennifer Stone and Rotarian Ron Grue, presented a commissioned painting done by Jim Brager, of the pavilion and Rotary Butterfly Gardens to Shirley on behalf of all Camrose Rotarians in appreciation of her dedication to this project and the Rotary Club. For more on the Rotary Pavilion and Heritage Panels visit the Rotary Club of Camrose website at https://camroserotary.ca/.

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Trader Jack ends up with 1963 Impala By Murray Green Jack Dennison owns a 1963 Chevrolet Impala. “I did some trading to get this car. I started off with a drag car, traded it for a motorcycle, then traded for a Tbucket and was involved in a three-way trade for this car,” explained Jack. “I’m notorious for doing that and being trader Jack,” he laughed. The Chevrolet Impala is a full-sized car built by Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996 and 2000 to 2020. “The car was in fairly good shape when I got it. I put in a big block 454 engine, fuel injection, four wheel power disc brakes and automatic transmission. The rear end has been gone through and I have done lots of work to it. I modernized the car a bit,” said Jack. “I wanted to add some comforts and some (a lot of) speed. It was originally a granny grocery-getter with a 283 two-barrel with a three in the tree (manual) transmission, manual brakes and steering. It was literally a plain Jane car and nothing fancy about it. The car only had three options on it when it was new. The extra options were the 283, upgrade from the six cylinder, a clock and a radio. Even though it was an Impala, it was nothing fancy. It wasn’t anything special, so hot roding it was just fine,” said Jack. The Impala was Chevrolet’s popular flagship passenger car and was among the better-selling American-made


Murray Green, Camrose Booster Jack Dennison’s 1963 Chevrolet Impala looks tame on the outside. But, when you unleash its powerful 454 engine, it can go very fast as the name Impala suggests. automobiles in the United States. “It was fun to make all of the changes to it. And it is a very fun car to drive, very quick. I started working on the car four (now five) years ago. I drove the car with the

FUN FACTS The 1963 Impala featured rectilinear styling with an engine-turned aluminum rear taillight panel surrounded by a chrome border on SS models. Engine choice was similar to 1962, with the small-block 283 cubic inch (4.6 L) and 327 cubic inch (5.4 L) V8s most popular. The Sport Sedan featured a new, creased roof line. A new coved instrument panel included simple indicator lights for hot and cold engine conditions. An optional factory tachometer was built into the dashboard, just above the steering wheel. Impala wagons got triple-unit taillights for the first time. A special 427 cubic inch (7.0 L) version of the 409 cubic inch (6.7 L) engine was used in the 1963 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe, ordered under Chevrolet Regular Production Option (RPO) Z11. This was a special package created for drag racers and NASCAR and included a 427 with aluminum body parts and a cowl-induction air intake system. The aluminum body parts were fabricated in Flint, Michigan at the facility now known as GM Flint Metal Center. Unlike the later second-generation 427, it was based on the W-series 409 engine, but with a longer 3.65 inch (93 mm) stroke. A high-rise, two-piece aluminum intake manifold and dual Carter AFB carburetors to produce 430 horsepower and 575 pounds per foot of torque. For 1964, the Impala was restyled to a more rounded, softer look. The signature taillight assembly had an “upsidedown U” shaped aluminum trim strip above the taillights, but the individual lights were surrounded by a body-colored panel.

original engine for a year. I put another small engine in it for another year before switching it out for the big block. I slowly moved up and made the changes I wanted to make it better,” shared Jack. For its debut in 1958 the Impala was distinguished from other models by its symmetrical triple taillights. “I really like the fact I can still run around town with it or take the grandchildren for drives to get ice cream. Everybody looks at the car wherever I go,” said Jack. Impala’s started out as a plain car, but soon become an attraction for young drivers. “It is a great car to drive because it is fun. The car, for me, will never be finished. I like to keep making changes and improvements. Eventually, I want to paint it back to the original colour, which was a turquoise blue. Everybody likes the mint green colour, except the owner. I would rather that it goes back to the metallic blue colour. It would look a little richer,” he added. The Impala name was first used for the full-sized 1956 General Motors Motorama show car that bore Corvette-like design cues, espe-

cially the grille. It was named Impala after the graceful African antelope, which was used as the car’s logo. “It was pulled out of a field in the 1980s and a paint job was slapped on it. They didn’t do a very good job, just a home job. I want to do it right.

It is too much time and money for me to do it right now. That is for the future, because it would take me three years for me to do it on my own. I want to drive it too much right now, rather than have it parked,” confessed Jack.

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Watch for blue lights By Murray Green Tow truck operators will be allowed to use blue lights to increase their visibility and safety, while working on Alberta highways this summer. Starting June 30, the oneyear pilot project will allow the optional use of blue lights on tow trucks. “I want to thank MLA Brad Rutherford for advocating for this change in his Private Member’s Bill 207. Too many tow truck drivers are involved in collisions or dangerous situations because motorists have difficulty seeing them while they’re working. This pilot project is intended to increase safety for these operators and will help determine the best lighting for tow trucks in Alberta,” said Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Transportation. “I am extremely pleased to see that Minister Sawhney is acting on the concerns raised from the tow truck industry on the importance of blue lights, which I also brought forward in Private Member’s Bill 207. This pilot project will be critical to enhancing roadside safety for not only tow truck operators but the Albertans they are helping. This issue has been supported by stakeholders in the transportation industry and I want to thank all parties involved for their tremendous effort and advocacy,” added Rutherford, MLA for LeducBeaumont. Additional consideration is also being given to include snowplow operators in the pilot this fall. “Every Albertan deserves to be safe at work, even if their office is at the side of the road. We affirm this point and we’re grateful to the government for this announcement. This change is as simple as it is profound, and it will make a lifesaving difference for Alberta’s essential tow operators and the Albertans they’re responding to,” shared Michelle Chimko, president and CEO, Alberta Motor Association. “This is a huge step for-


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According to reports provided by the Camrose RCMP, on June 14 at approximately 7:40 a.m. Camrose RCMP (as well as Camrose Fire Department) responded to a two vehicle collision near Highway 13 and Highway 21, approximately 500 metres east of the traffic circle. A sedan was travelling eastbound on Highway 21 when it collided with a dump truck travelling westbound on Highway 21. A 55-year-old male from Camrose, and lone occupant of the sedan was pronounced deceased on scene. A 51-year-old male, from Flagstaff County and lone occupant of the dump truck suffered minor injuries that were treated on scene. Camrose Fire Department was also dispatched to the scene of the two vehicle collision, just prior to 7:43 a.m. “Crews arrived on scene to a head on collision between the two vehicles,” reported Camrose Fire Chief Peter Krich. Krich said that EMS and RCMP were already on scene and reports indicated that the driver of the car was killed on impact and the driver of the truck was in the ambulance already being treated and there were no other occupants. “There was no fire around the car but a small fire was detected under the truck engine area and quickly extinguished. Fire department set up traffic control in the area then extricated the deceased person from the driver’s seat of the car.” Traffic was diverted from the collision scene for a period of time while the RCMP Collision Analyst conducted an investigation. Road conditions do not appear to be a factor.

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Soaring gas prices stall long road trips By Murray Green

High gas prices are leading to shorter road trips this summer. However, you can do some things to receive better gas mileage. Drivers can ease their pain at the pumps by checking tire inflation monthly and modifying their driving habits. Proper tire inflation and maintenance improve fuel economy, enhance safety, performance and longevity, while protecting the environment. Two-thirds of Canadian drivers will be staying closer to home this summer, according to a new Leger survey for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; https://tracanada. ca/). The survey finds that 66 per cent of drivers say fuel prices will force them to cancel or limit road trips this summer. Among young drivers aged 18 to 24, that number climbs to 75 per cent. Eight in 10 Canadian drivers also believe high gas fuel prices are here to stay. Nearly all (97 per cent) understand proper tire inflation is essential to vehicle safety; 93 per cent agree that correct tire pressure saves fuel; and 72 per cent recognize correctly inflated tires lessens vehicle emissions and protects the environment. However, the survey findings also reveal a significant disconnect between drivers’ understanding that proper tire inflation improves fuel economy and their knowledge about when and how to measure and set the correct tire pressure. Only 27 per cent of drivers check their tire inflation pressures monthly, the frequency of measurements recommended by tire makers. About 59 per cent are unaware inflation pressures should only be measured when tires are cold. (A vehicle should be stationary for at least three hours or not have been driven more than two kilometres prior to checking tire inflation. Measuring pressures when tires are warm gives an inaccurate reading.) About 34 per cent refer to the air pressure stamped


on the tire’s sidewall when identifying the correct pressure for their tires. (The imprinted sidewall pressure is the maximum pressure a tire can contain under maximum load, not the recommended inflation level. Prolonged driving at this inflation pressure may result in uneven tread wear and reduced traction. The correct inflation pressure for your tires is on the vehicle placard, which is commonly located on the driver’s door jamb.) About 14 per cent either rely on visual inspections or do not know how to determine if their tires are inflated properly. (A tire can be under inflated by 20 per cent or more and look normal.) “With these substantial knowledge gaps about tire maintenance, it’s apparent that drivers need more education to improve their fuel economy effectively. With gas prices at all-time highs and no relief in sight thus far, the time has come for all drivers to arm themselves with the knowledge needed to lower fuel costs,” said Carol Hochu, president of TRAC. “Monthly checks to ensure your tires are correctly inflated are the most effective way to achieve the best fuel economy and extract the most value from your tires. Combined with the right driving habits, such as reducing idling, maintaining a steady speed, accelerating gently and coasting to decelerate, these small, simple practices can add up to big improvements in fuel economy. Drivers have the power to fight back against high gas prices by learning these few simple techniques to ensure they are always riding on properly inflated tires,” she added. Industry studies show motorists can improve their gas mileage by 0.6 per cent on average–up to three per cent in some cases–simply by keeping their tires inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended pressure. Additionally, under inflated tires can lower gas mileage by about 0.2 per cent for each one PSI drop in the average pressure of all


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Allen James Vioncek was born Thursday, July 29, 1955 in Daysland, Alberta and he was called home Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the age of 66 in his hometown of Camrose, Alberta. Allen was the youngest of five girls and one brother born to John and Agnes Vioncek. He spent the first part of his childhood on the family farm in Daysland and the rest in Camrose while attending St. Patrick School. While in his teens Allen explored his many talents and settled on a career in welding and heavy duty mechanics. In 1976 Allen met his wife to be Marlene and they were married February 12, 1977. On June 29, 1977 they welcomed their son John and August 2, 1980 their daughter Alicia was born, completing their family. Allen enjoyed life and being active and was always lending a hand. He could often be seen walking or riding his bike while in his trademark sunglasses. He is survived by his wife Marlene; son John; daughter Alicia; grandchildren Adria, Kayne, Tristyn, Jax, Kruz; Cayle, Matthew, Logan, Carter; great-grandchildren Maxximus, and Malakai; siblings Florence, Fran, Marion, Patricia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Allen was predeceased by his parents John and Agnes; brother Lawrence and sister Lilian. A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Weber’s Mount Pleasant Chapel in Camrose, AB. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment was held at the Camrose Valleyview Cemetery Columbarium. Memorial donations may be made to the Camrose Food Bank.

April 19, 1956 ~ June 15, 2022 Ray Telford of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the age of 66 years after a long battle with a rare form of Dementia called Frontotemporal Degeneration. Ray was passionate about many things, but nothing more than his family. Some of his favourite memories include camping with Kim, learning that Nicole named his youngest grandchild after him, running the Vancouver marathon with Raymond Jr., hockey games and fishing with Calla, playing guitar and singing with Melissa, the many Starbucks trips with Jaedyn and playing ukulele with Spencer, his 40th birthday run with all of his brothers and the amazing trip to Jasper with The Flamingos. Ray was a radio guy at heart. His career brought him to radio stations across Western Canada. He was a DJ and worked his way up to GM. His proudest accomplishment was opening Energy 98 FM in Fort St. John, BC. Later in his career, Ray returned to university and became an Economic Development Officer. He then worked for the Town of Drumheller and finished his career with the City of Camrose. Ray shared his passion for music and entertaining by being part of many bands and choirs throughout his life. Pitch & Spice, The Wayfairing Fiddlers, The Pirates of the Badlands, Augustana Mannskor Choir and most recently SingAble. His love of music has been passed on to his kids and grandkids. Ray is lovingly remembered by his loving wife Kim; children Nicole Telford of Edmonton, Raymond Telford Jr. of Edmonton, Calla (Jason) Peacey of Camrose, and Melissa (Arturo) Marquez of Des Moines, IA; grandchildren Jaedyn and Spencer Peacey, Martin and Ezio Marquez, and Rae Telford; mother Adrienne of Beaumont; siblings Karen Telford-Stock of Beaumont, Kevin (Gemma) Telford of Beaumont, and Brian (Susan) Telford of St. Albert; and all of his life long friends, especially his “chosen brother” Carl Selzer. Ray was predeceased by his father Raymond, and brother Randall. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2022 at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church (3605-50 Street, Camrose). The Mass will be livestreamed on the St. Francis Xavier website: https://stfxcamrose.caedm.ca/. A recording of the Funeral Mass will be found on the St. Francis Xavier website under “Recorded Masses,” once made available by the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ray and his deep love and passion for music, singing, and song can be made to the Camrose Association for Community Living (CAFCL) SingAble multigenerational inclusion choir program. These funds will support undergraduate students with an interest in music and music therapy serving as SingAble assistants. Donations can be made by cheque (memo Ray Telford SingAble) mailed or delivered to the CAFCL office (4604-57 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 2E7); by eTransfer: brobbins@cafcl.org (attention SingAble); or through the CAFCL website: www.cafcl.ca (attention SingAble). The family would appreciate condolences, memories and photos sent to the email created for memories of Ray: Memories4Ray@ gmail.com. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Joan Marshall (Greenwood)

1956 - 2022 Dorothy Marshall of Duhamel, formerly of the Rosalind district, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Camrose. The eldest daughter of Adrian Greenwood and Joan Greenwood, Dorothy lived most of her life in the greater Camrose area. Dorothy will be remembered as Mum, Grandma, Sister, Aunty, Cousin, and Friend to many. Dorothy lived her faith daily, firmly believing our lives should show God’s love. For Dorothy, faith in community took many guises over the years, and many roles, some of which were as a leader: participating in discussions with school boards, advocating as a parent for the value of rural school education, and being a founding board member for the Camrose Women’s Shelter. Dorothy was an educator: sharing her knowledge as a guest speaker at many Ag Society sponsored events, and local “Fall Focus” with her often humorous tales of life on the farm, and speaking to students on organic farming and being strong stewards of the land; as a servant, for decades being that anonymous person who rolled your coins as the treasurer of the “Camrose Merry Christmas Fund”. Dorothy was a long-term member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Camrose, contributing to the Parish in the same manner, with various roles in the Vestry, teaching Sunday School for over 50 years, and serving as church treasurer for many years. More recently Dorothy represented the Diocese of Edmonton serving on the Social Justice Committee, and as the Diocese Representative for the Primate’s Fund, roles that provided wonderful opportunities for her to continue to live out her faith. Celebrating her life are her family, Colby (Myra)Marshall, Lyric, and Gabriel; Robyn (Jon) Thompson, Betsy, Laura, Faith, and Rose; Craig (Abby) Marshall, Beatrice, and Josephine; Alyson (Jordan) Laverne, Payton, Asher, and Rory; and Leah Marshall. Joining with them in celebration are her siblings, Leonard Greenwood (Terumi Sekihara) Sheila (Ron) Hamilton, Irene (Brian) Green, and David (Benita) Greenwood and her dear friends Betty and Al Dyck, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A service of Thanksgiving will be held Sunday, June 26 at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 4713-50 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1P2. Memorial donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory, to the Primates World Relief and Development Fund.

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Rosalind Athletics on top of Powerline Baseball League By Murray Green The Rosalind Athletics knocked off the then first place Vegreville Blue Jays 4-1 to take over the top spot in the Powerline Baseball League. Rosalind supports a 5-2 record, while both battle

River and Vegreville are at 4-2 after six games. Armena Royals beat Rosalind 15-5, Battle River Rivals edged Vegreville 6-5 and the Tofield Braves defeated the Camrose Roadrunners on June 9. The Armena Royals

hammered the Roadrunners 28-4 on June 8. On June 7, Battle River beat Tofield 7-0. All weekday games begin at 7 p.m. The all-star game slated for June 15 in Camrose was rained out. The second half of the

season begins with Battle River at Rosalind and Armena at Tofield on June 21. Vegreville is at Camrose on June 22. On June 23, Vegreville is at Armena and Rosalind travels to Tofield. Camrose visits Ar-

mena, Battle River heads north to Tofield and Vegreville motors to Rosalind on June 28. Tofield takes on Camrose on June 29. On June 30, Battle River heads to Vegreville and Armena visits Rosalind.

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Gerry Wayne Piro

June Bulmer

June 1, 1926 - May 31, 2022 June was born in Czar, Alberta on June 1, 1926, to Walter and Edna Beckman. June was the fifth of eight siblings. She spent most of her childhood growing up on the farm outside of Czar going to school, helping with the farm chores, playing ball and going to dances. She married Herb Bulmer on May 2, 1945. Herb and June had seven children. June passed away peacefully in St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose on May 31, 2022, just one day prior to her 96th birthday. She is survived by her daughters Lynn (Mick) and Lorraine; sons Jim (Laurie), Dave and Charlie (Brenda); as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Herb; daughter Sharyl; son Tom; parents Walter and Edna; sisters Olivia Herron, Alice Buettner, Helen Coffey, Evelyn Leighton, Lillian Richards, Jean Quinton, and brother Bob Beckman. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022 in St. Joseph’s Lutheran Church, Hay Lakes, AB. Interment has taken place at the St Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made directly to St. Joseph’s Lutheran Church. June’s family thanks all those who attended her funeral and those who gave memorial donations. Thanks to the nurses and doctors of Unit 4 at St. Mary’s Hospital, and thanks to Weber Funeral Home.

November 28, 1943 June 3, 2022 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gerry Piro of Camrose, Alberta on June 3, 2022 at the age of 78 years. He leaves to mourn 3 brothers Leon of Bawlf, Roger (Jessie) of Calgary and Richard of Ponoka; numerous family, friends and business acquaintances. Gerry was the third son of John and Arlene Piro. He grew up on a farm three miles southeast of Bawlf until the age of six. Then the family moved to Bawlf until 1958 at which time they moved to Camrose. Gerry finished school in Camrose and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1967. After working for the tax department for a few years, he set up his accounting business in Camrose and operated it until his retirement. As per his request, cremation has taken place and no funeral will be held. If desired a donation to a charity of your choice may be made in his honour.

Shelley Jayne Rasmuson

January 9, 1974 - June 10, 2022 We are sad to announce the passing of Shelley Jayne Rasmuson of Edmonton, formally of Gwynne, at the age of 48. Shelley died peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a beautiful young lady with a delightful smile. Left to cherish her memory are her mother Pamela Rasmuson and brother Ryan Rasmuson. She was predeceased by her devoted father Earl Rasmuson and grandparents Bob and Patty Somshor and Clarence and Doris Rasmuson. As per Shelley’s request no funeral or memorial service will be held. Donations may be made in her honour to the Cross Cancer Institute.

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Spring session in review By Damien C. Kurek, MP, Battle River-Crowfoot As Parliament begins to wind down for the summer, I wanted to highlight some of the issues my colleagues and I have been working to address in the last several months. First, a small victory as a result of pressure from industry leaders, stakeholders, and the Conservative Party of Canada, the Liberal Government finally decided to end some federal COVID mandates. On June 20, the vaccination requirement to board a plane or train in Canada will be suspended. This comes after millions of Canadians have been barred from travel, tens of thousands of Canadians being forced out of work, and chaos at airports and borders. The re-introduction of pre-COVID normalcy gives me some hope Canada’s airports can now resolve the many problems that currently exist. In addition, federally regulated transport employers will no longer be required to have mandatory vaccination policies in place for employees. This means more workers for departments in desperate need of help. Immigration can work to address the massive backlog of more than two million cases, including helping Ukrainian refugees and aiding the Afghan interpreters who laid their lives on the line for the protection of Canada. Likewise, more CBSA officers can protect Canada’s borders and address the long lines in Canada’s airports and more passport processing workers to fix the months-long delays. We will also continue to pressure the Liberals to reinstate the more than 1,600 soldiers dishonourably discharged as a result of the mandates. Canada’s finances continue to be in a state of disarray, and Canadians are suffering because of it. Conservatives have proposed practical solutions to lower taxes at the pumps, reduce costs for Canadians, and promote growth in industries like agriculture and energy. Unfortunately, the Liberals refuse to take constructive solutions out of what seems to be spite. As Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen recently pointed out, Prime Minister Trudeau “thinks he is hurting Conservatives politically by saying no to our proposals, when in fact he is punishing Canadians with his petty political vengeance.” There was a host of other legislative and committee work that kept MPs busy over the last number of months. I have proudly stood for the people of East Central Alberta each and every day in Parliament. This has included calling for accountability at the Ethics Committee (of which I am a member) and working on important issues at other committees in which I regularly participate. It is unfortunate the Liberals’ legislative agenda works against the values of the people I represent. C-11 includes mechanisms that would allow the government to censor aspects of the Internet, Bill C-5 eliminates penalties for serious offences allowing hardened criminals to serve house arrest, C-21 targets law-abiding firearms owners, and C-19 (as well as other related bills) continue the destructive fiscal path the government has led the country down. These bills are still being debated. On a positive note, there’s been a number of opportunities to support legislation that helps make life better for Canadians. Private Members Bills are one of those items, and although they can be limited in scope and take time, some of which I have been proud to support and co-second. A few of these bills include Bill C-278, which would prevent the government from imposing vaccine mandates; Bill C-230, which would legislate conscience protections; Bill C-224 which would raise awareness and expand support for those who develop cancer as a result of being a firefighter or first responder; Bill C-234, which would eliminate the carbon tax from farm used natural gas; and C-253 which would bring accountability to the Bank of Canada. Additionally, many motions put forward by Conservatives have helped bring accountability to Parliament, a couple of examples are the creation of committees to examine government failures in Afghanistan and our nation’s relationship with China. Although Parliament has adjourned for the summer, I remain hard at work. I look forward to travelling across East Central Alberta during the summer months to connect with you. 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 4945-50th 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.

Volleyball teams reach nationals By Murray Green

Precision Volleyball Club completed its season with five out of the seven teams competing in national championships. “This was the largest volleyball nationals tournament to date with 1,042 teams across Canada between youth and seniors,” said club representative Melissa Dyck. The U13 team played up a level all season in the U14 category in preparation for next year. As a U13 team the group held its own against many older teams. “Our U14 team had a fun season of learning and met many competitive teams throughout the U14 division. We had a wonderful season of friendship, growth and love for the sport and some wins along the way,” said parent Shannon Bird. The U14 squad battled in the west nationals in Richmond, BC at the Olympic Oval against 120 teams. “They placed in the top 25 and received silver in their tier. This is a great group of girls, incredible athletes with passionate coaches. I can’t wait for next season,” added Melissa. The U15 girls team finished 32 out 152 teams at the nationals. The team played in Division 1 in the Alberta Volleyball Premier series finishing in 11th place before going into nationals. Coach Pat McFeely commended the athletes for their commitment and hard work throughout the season. “I would like to

thank the parents and assistant coach Madi Dyck for making this season a success.” The U16 girls was an extraordinary group of girls. “They all share a love for the sport and even more important they have demonstrated how to show up for each other as a team. We are excited to see where these girls will go on and off the court,” said Travis Rott. The girls placed 137 out of 149 at nationals. The U17 girls team nationals were held in Edmonton at the Expo Centre. This was a festival style tournament, which added to the experience of 782 teams from across Canada ranging from U15 to U18. “This was the first season our U17 girls had played together finishing in the top 50 across Canada with gold in their tier. The success of any team requires selflessness on the part of athletes and parents. Given the fact that this team was seeded 36th in the beginning of the season, yet finished 10th in Alberta and sub 50 in the country is remarkable,” said Melissa. Camrose Precision teams were the only small centre teams to finish in the top 12 in their age divisions in Alberta. The U15 boys were a great group—both players and parents. I did not get to spend too much time with them, but the feedback from other parents

was very positive too. All but one player can play this age group again next year. The bonding on and off the court was fun to witness. They improved, they had fun and they are ready to come back taller, stronger and more skilled next year,” said parent Jillian Wideman. The U17 boys were coached by Ryan Popowich, with the assistance of Jason Rasmuson. The boys had a successful season, despite being plagued by injuries. Their premier tournaments were played in a 17U/18U combined format, and they played in Division II placing fifth, 10th and seventh. They finally had their full line up of players together for their final U17 provincial tournament in Edmonton at the end of April. The team came together and played their best games of the season, resulting in an overall fifth place finish in the U17 division. “Congratulations to this talented, hard working, never give up, group of athletes on a great season with the Precision Volleyball Club,” said the coach. The Precision court should be up and running by the third week in June with a new court and posts. Open gym nights will be held in July for prospective players who would like to become Precision players. For details check www.precisionvolleyball.com.

Submitted The Precision Volleyball Club U14 squad celebrated a great season this winter and spring. Back row left to right: Abby Kruchten, Devyn Rasmuson, Alexis Dyck, Jayla Kelndorfer, Sarah Nordstrom, Presley Charchun, Madison Woods and coach Greg Ryan. Second row from left: Eden Zarski, Allie Armstrong, Annika Ernst and Emma Armstrong. Front row from left: assistant coaches Madi Dyck and Shaye Flemming. Missing is Claire Lansing.

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GREEN GABLES – Two bedrooms, bright, cheery, clean and quiet. Five minute walk to Mirror Lake, walking trails and Co-op. Top floor with balcony available. 780-621-8495. 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! 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! IMMEDIATE POSSESSION, EXCELLENT LOCATION – Quiet top floor 2-bedroom with balcony. Bright, spacious, immaculate. Stove, fridge, dishwasher, window coverings. Move in and enjoy. Owner managed. No smoking or pets. Reference required. Quick showing. 780-679-2170.

SPRUCE TERRACE APARTMENTS – Bright, spacious suites, with plenty of storage, huge balconies! Peaceful and quiet, welcoming neighbourhood, near schools and downtown amenities. 1-bedroom $800, 2-bedroom $900, 3-bedroom $1050. No parties, no pets, no smoking. Locally owned, local management. Call 587-557-9142. ADULT 40+ CONDO – 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. No pets, no smoking. Available July 1. 780996-3538.

ONE- AND TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENTS – Available now. Close to downtown and schools. $800-$850/ mo. includes heat and water. No pets or smokers. 780-672-5369, 780-608-7556.

DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE – 2400 sq. ft., self-contained, two washrooms, kitchen, lots of windows. New tenant may sublet to others. $2,250/mo. 780608-5032. HALF SIDE OF DUPLEX – in Valleyview. Available July 10. 780-782-0683.

4-BEDROOM, 2-BATH HOME – with finished basement and double car garage. Large garden space. No smokers. Available August 1. $1600/mo. plus DD and utilities. 5205-56 Street, Camrose. Call 780-878-4822.


CHOOSE YOUR NEW OFFICE Selection of very nice street level offices in newer airconditioned building in Downtown Camrose * Single offices from $237.51 per month * Two consecutive 137 sq. ft. offices. Take one or take both of them. $313.16 each monthly, all in. 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! VALLEYVIEW SUBDIVISION – Like new, 2 bedroom townhouse available. Miles of paved walking trails just footsteps away! High efficiency furnace and on-demand hot water offer wonderful savings on utilities. Private balcony. Upgraded fixtures, cabinetry and flooring. Stainless fridge, stove, and dishwasher. Laundry set. Paved parking. Snow removal and lawn mowing are provided. Local owner managed. Seeking long term, mature responsible adult tenants, non-smoking, no children or pets. Phone 780679-7090.

SINGLE CAPTAIN’S BED – 3 years old. Like new with 4 drawers. Crate style. $350 obo. 780-672-9390.

HIGH END GAS STOVE – GE Profile. 5 burners, grill, warming oven. List price $1595, asking $800. Like new condition. Used one year. Extended warranty. Too hot for older lady. Call 780-672-6805.

LIVESTOCK / FEED / AG REGISTERED RED AND BLACK ANGUS BULLS – for sale. Call 780-986-9088. FREE PASTURE – 3.5 acres 10 minutes north of Camrose UFA. 780-608-5032.

BULLS FOR SALE – Black Angus, Red Angus, Polled Herefords. Yearlings and two-yearolds. Ken Prichard, Glenrose Polled Herefords and Angus. 780-608-6080.

MACHINERY SWATHER NO LONGER ‘CUTTING THE MUSTARD?’ Call The Camrose Booster Classifieds, 780-672-3142. TRACTOR TIRES – two 20.8x42”. $900 each obo. 780855-2286.

ROTOTILLER – 5 ft. Farm King with 3-pt. hitch. 780855-2286.

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CLASSIFIED ADS (Continued) REAL ESTATE TRADE FOR RV – in Daysland. Fully serviced lot, 80’x150’. 403-704-0848.

MISCELLANEOUS ROOMBA ROBOT VACUUM – $125. Black & Decker mitre saw, $65. 403-578-8038. A VARIETY OF SERVICED walk-behind mowers, front tine tillers, John Deere lawn tractors and zero-turns. Please call for more info and pricing, 780-679-3414. ANGEL WING PURSE – Grey, yellow and gold leather. $100. 587-336-4316. ResMed CPAP MACHINE – Air Sense 10 Elite. Used a couple times. Like new. $1000 ($1600 new). 403-357-7322.

GARAGE SALES ASPEN TER R ACE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE – June 24, 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 4900-66 Street. RAIN OR SHINE – 470951 Street. June 23, 24, 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AUTO DADS – LOOKING FOR A CAR WITHOUT A BACK SEAT? Count on our classifieds. We match up buyers and sellers. Phone the Camrose Booster, 780-672-3142.

5-TON TRUCK – diesel motor, in good shape. 3-ton loading gate. 780-800-1138 or 780-781-8696.

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IMMEDIATE PERMANENT POSITIONS Stores Inventory Manager / Purchaser Electrician’s Helper AutoCad Designer Permanent, Full Time Employment. Competitive Salary and Full Benefits. Nice, Clean, Inside Environment. Email your resumé in confidence to: acdandy@acdandy.com A.C. Dandy Products Ltd.

16-32 hours per week. Flexibility required. Reception experience is an asset. No evenings or weekends. Please send resumés to ccdcamrose @hotmail.com Att: Cathrine

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Village of Bawlf

NOTICE The Village of Bawlf, under Part 10 Taxation – Division 1 – General Provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Chapter M-26 and by this notice, certifies that the assessment/tax notices for the municipality have been sent June 16, 2022. All assessed persons are deemed to have received their assessment/tax notices as a result of this notice. Erin Smyl, CAO, Village of Bawlf Box 40, Bawlf, Alberta T0B 0J0

Alberta Junior Hockey League prepares for next season By Murray Green The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) hosted the annual general meeting of the board of governors and coaches meeting on June 3 and 4. New initiatives for the 2022-23 season were finalized as the AJHL prepares for its 59th campaign beginning on September 16. All 16 AJHL teams will compete in a 60-game regular season schedule, including two regular season games each at the Showcase and 16 interlock games between north and south teams. The AJHL Showcase will be held from September 29 to

October 2 at the Eagle Builders Centre in Blackfalds. The league schedule will be announced on June 22. The league will implement a four-man referee system at all AJHL regular season and playoff games. The league has consistently increased the number of games utilizing the four-man system each season. The following rule changes will be in place, which impact a puck out of play and modify how coincidental penalties are served. When a minor penalty is assessed to one player of each team at the same stoppage in play (coincidentals),

these penalties will be served without substitution provided there are no other penalties in effect, resulting in both teams playing four-on-four for the duration of the minor penalties. All pucks deflected out of play in the attacking zone will stay inside the attacking zone for the face-off, regardless of who or what the puck was deflected off of. A pilot program for video review on goals at several AJHL arenas across the province will be launched. The project will be reviewed at the mid-point of the season for the purpose of expanding and adapting the program.

A new league-wide digital media strategy will launch in August 2022, which will enhance AJHL game broadcasts and statistics integration and include expanded multimedia components. The launch will also feature a new network of team and league websites for the AJHL. The AJHL management committee includes Noel Moriyama (Brooks Bandits), Kevin Pratt (Camrose Kodiaks) and Wayne Lauinger (Okotoks Oilers) as the south division representatives. The North Division will be represented by Dave Fitzgerald (Fort McMurray Oil Barons), Kevin Love

(Sherwood Park Crusaders) and Jeff Suggitt (Spruce Grove Saints). The Alberta Junior Hockey League is operating under the direction of chairman Greg Wood (Camrose Kodiaks)and commissioner Ryan Bartoshyk, as well as Charla Flett (executive director), Fran Gow (vice-president, hockey operations), Curtis Nichols (vice-president, officiating) and Dean Laschowski (video review manager). The AJHL board of governors will meet next at the semi-annual meeting on November 23.

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Employment Opportunity


Service Desk Analyst 1

AUG Tech & Learning Services Competition No.: S105647966 Posting Date: May 27, 2022 Closing Date: Jun 23, 2022 Position Type: Part Time - Operating Funded Salary Range: $27,936 to $37,174 (pro-rated), per year Grade: 05 Hours: 25 Located: Camrose, AB Position Summary: Reporting to the Technology & Learning Services (TLS) Service Lead, the Service Desk Analyst 1 is responsible for providing support for faculty, staff, and students at the Augustana Campus Shared Service Desk via telephone, requisition order (e.g. trouble ticket/email), or in person. Responsibilities include general administrative tasks, printer and classroom supply support and triaging of IT support for students and staff. If interested, please apply: https://apptrkr.com/3110923

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Camrose County is currently accepting applications for the permanent full-time position of Community Peace Officer Level 1. Reporting to the Manager/Sgt. of Protective Services, the Community Peace Officer is required to carry out the law enforcement functions of Camrose County. Working as a team with other CPOs, this position enforces provisions of Provincial legislation (i.e. Traffic Safety Act and all associated regulations, Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, and Animal Protection Act, etc.); liaise with RCMP and Peace Officers from other municipalities. The CPO will patrol the County diligently and enforce the provisions of Camrose County bylaws and those Provincial Statutes listed in their appointment. The CPO will investigate complaints and other matters within their appointment, which they receive from the general public or as a result of instructions from the Manager of Protective Services. The ideal candidate must demonstrate sound judgement; combined with a strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive or private information. The candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as outstanding public relations and problem-solving skills. To see a full description of this position and how to apply, please visit our website at: https://county.camrose.ab.ca/work-in-camrosecounty/employment-opportunities/

TREATMENT ROOM ASSISTANT P/T and F/T Position Qualifications: • Clinic or Personal Care Services with Experience Aesthetic Certificate would be an asset • Care in personal presentation • Respectful of patient confidentiality Attributes: • Mature presence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills • Takes pride in their work, completing tasks with attention to detail • Reliable and dependable • Must accept advance training if required

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Graphic Artist Job Description: • create eye-catching ads for our publications • design brochures, business stationery and a variety of promotional pieces • develop and maintain websites and Camrose Now! app • assist in other tasks as required (filing, etc.) • in-house position

Qualifications - minimum Grade 12 - creative design skills, artistic eye - competency in typing - proficiency in the use of the English language, including: spelling, grammar and punctuation - generally knowledgeable on computers, preferably Mac - experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs - knowledge of programming languages (HTML, Javascript, CSS) preferred - helpful to have familiarity with printing standards

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- strong work ethic - team mindset - good time-management skills - reliable and punctual - positive attitude - able to multi-task, ability to work in a deadlinedriven environment - technologically savvy - eye for detail This is a permanent position which includes extended health benefits. Please apply with resumé to: Sharon Schwartz Camrose Booster Ltd. 4925-48 St., Camrose, AB T4V 1L7 email: ads@camrosebooster.com

Drop off resumé and professional references at: #1, 6601-48 Avenue, Camrose Next to Smith Clinic

Dr. G.A. Torok-Both, Medical Director

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Central Agencies Realty Home of the Week

Quiet country acreage

By Lori Larsen

Just minutes north of Camrose is a quiet retreat you can call home on this six-acre parcel of land with home. Imagine disappearing amidst the tall trees and enjoying endless views of nature while protected from traffic on your own place to roam. Then enjoy the comforts of the beautifully maintained and updated three-bedroom, two bathroom home. The main floor’s bright open concept features beautiful soft warm tones of browns in vinyl wood flooring which flows continuously throughout the main floor. A large living area is flooded with natural light from plenty of good-sized windows and opens up into a dining area and the bright kitchen. Crisp white cabinets and countertops offer plenty of space for storage and food preparation. Completing the main floor are two bedrooms, a main floor three-piece bathroom and a bonus area that could be used as a home office, child study

area or peaceful reading nook. The partially finished basement has a wonderful recreation room where the family can enjoy games night or movies in front of a big screen television while keeping all cozy with a wood-burning stove. Another bedroom and three-piece bathroom could be ideal for an older child or a place for guests to enjoy some privacy while visiting you on your piece of paradise. Completing the lower level is a laundry room and storage area. Imagine entertaining guests on the large deck just off the main entrance after enjoying some outdoor recreation without worrying about neighbours being too close. A large heated garage with furnace is a vehicle owner’s delight with plenty of room for a shop in which to fix things or for a hobby. Another fair-sized shed is great for equipment storage. Enjoy the peace and quiet of country living on this acreage located at 48159 Range Road 201 and priced remarkably at $329,900. For a private viewing, contact Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed at: Central Agencies Realty 4870-51 Street, Camrose 780-672-4495 or 587-322-5511 Cell Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed

I’m pretty excited! My loan was approved. I’m closing on a full tank of gas this weekend!

For the ladies who are still waiting for their prince on a white horse, don’t give up! With the recent rise in the price of fuel, it may happen any second now! I don’t want to be a millionaire. I just want enough money to be able to stare o into the distance while pumping my gas.

When gas was 99.9/litre, I used to drive around to clear my mind. Now, these thoughts are just living with me. If your electric car runs out of power on the highway, do you walk to a charging station to get a bucket of electricity?

My child’s Math problem says that Lisa bought ve loaves of bread that cost 25¢ each, and six pounds of beef that cost $1.25 per pound, and the only information I need is where does Lisa do her grocery shopping!!?

Sometimes you meet someone and you know from the very rst moment that you want to spend your whole life without them.

I hate it when you can’t gure something out on your iPad and the resident tech expert is unavailable. Because he’s ve. And he’s at Kindergarten.

I’m having a little nap on the sofa before taking myself up to bed for my main sleep. I call it a snors d’oeuvre.

I get very annoyed when people mix up there, their and they’re. From now on, I’m going two point it out weather they like it or not! Me: “How much for the angry lawn gnome?” Garage Sale Lady: “That’s my toddler.”

WANTED: Caretaker for my beach house. Also, a beach house. Also, money for a beach house.

Why does my wife always wait until I’m at the opposite end of the house before asking me to “Merm frner mernferr brnerfer!”? In Athens, no one wakes up before noon. Dawn is tough on Greece.

My eight-year-old disrupted my sleep again, so I texted my mom at 2:00 a.m. to ask when this stops.

Two donkeys were talking about their owners. The rst one said, “My owner is always harassing me, he beats me often.” The second donkey asked, “Why don’t you leave your owner?” The rst donkey replied, “I was thinking about it, but he has a very good looking daughter and whenever she does something mischievous, he says that he will get her married o to some donkey, and I am just waiting for that to happen.” I went for a job interview and the manager said, “We’re looking for someone who is responsible.” “Well, I’m your man,” I replied. “At my last job, whenever anything went wrong, they said I was responsible.”

I got my wife to help me put some posts in the ground for our new fence. I gave her the hammer and I said, “When I nod my head, you hit it.” I don’t remember much after that. An old cowboy walks into a barbershop for a shave and a haircut. He tells the barber he can’t get all his whiskers off because his cheeks are wrinkled from age. The barber gets a little wooden ball from a cup on the shelf and tells the cowboy to put it inside his cheek to spread out the skin. When he’s finished, the old cowboy tells the barber that was the cleanest shave he’s had in years, but he wanted to know what would have happened if he had accidentally swallowed that little ball. The barber replied, “Just bring it back in a couple of days like everyone else does!”

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

#100, 4870-51 Street, Camrose ~ 780-672-4495





Thur., June 23, 3-5 pm 6606-44B Avenue JUST LISTED


WONDERFULLY KEPT BI-LEVEL … with Immed. poss. 4 bed, 2 baths, MF vinyl windows, updated 3-pce. main bath. Lge. yard, fenced w/8’x21’ raised deck. Asking $266,900 A1228116

Fri., June 24, 3-5 pm 5613-51 Avenue


RV GARAGE, DBLE. LOT, WALK-OUT, ZERO STEP, PARKSIDE LOCATION … New model w/room for toys, hobbies! Senior friendly! Beautiful bright open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, superb master, en suite, MF laundry, in-floor htd. w/bath! Pick your colours! Asking $836,240 A1222202


MODERN OPEN CONCEPT – CREEKVIEW … Over 1500 sq. ft. fully fin. w/4 bdrm., 4 baths (2 en suites), attached dble. garage, upper and lower no maintenance decks w/ fenced yard. MF Laundry, granite kitchen counters, vaulted ceiling and 2 gas FP. WOW! Asking $535,000 A1226535


Sat., June 25 11 am-1 pm 3424-51 Street

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

CONDO … Park View Ravines – Parkside! Premier location by valley and walking trails. Beautiful open floor plan w/9’ and vaulted ceilings, hardwood flrg., cozy FP and lots of bright windows. Exc. kitchen, great room, superb master, en suite, MF laundry. Huge fam/games room. A/C. 24’x22’ htd. garage + more, you’ll love it! Asking $455,900 A1217108




BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME IN CREEKVIEW … Hardwood/Tile floors, granite counters, stainless appliances, gas FP, A/C, htd. dble. attached garage, bonus room. 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath (includes 5-pce. en suite). Fully fenced yard, superb landscaping, backyard sprinklers, garden boxes, dog run, 11’x12’ shed and 8’x12’ shed. Asking $479,900 A1220389



RYLEY … Beautiful 5-bdrm. home ready for a young or growing family. Double attached garage, raised garden boxes, RV parking in back yard. Don’t miss out on this gem of a home! Asking $239,500 A1193715

BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER HOME … on 3 full lots in Bawlf! 2 beautiful FP in 2 living areas on MF. Awesome landscaped yard w/newer powered shop. Only 20 min. from Camrose! Asking $195,000 A1212209

UPDATED 5-BDRM. BI-LEVEL IN DAYSLAND … backing the golf course. Over 1300 sq. ft. open concept on MF w/vinyl plank flrg, updated vinyl windows, new light fixtures + more! Large fully fenced yard. Ready for you to call it home! Asking $309,000 A1213450

EXC. UPDATED MOBILE IN STROME … Beautifully landscaped fenced yard on huge dble. lot. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, open concept, vaulted ceiling, en suite. Patio doors to great deck, dble. htd. garage, 3 lge. sheds. A home filled w/amenities! Asking $162,900 A1218923

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN NEW NORWAY! … Newer built 4plex w/ live-in property mgr. Open concept living. Currently rented out for $900/mo. + utilities. Only 15 min. from Camrose. Asking $569,000 A1212823

AMAZING LIFESTYLE! EXC. COPPERSTONE CONDO! … Spectacular Mirror Lake views. Easy access MF plus 2 underground parking stalls. Spacious 3-bdrm. unit w/awesome kitchen, huge wraparound deck. Superb master, MF laundry, custom cabinetry + much more! Asking $619,000 A1213655

BEAUTIFUL ZERO STEP BUNGALOW, IRONWOOD ESTATES! … New 1456 model. Senior friendly, exc. presentation, bright, open, lots of windows, crown moldings, 9’ ceilings. Gourmet kitchen, awesome great room, superb master, en suite. MF laundry, in-floor htg. in bsmt. Cov. deck, 24.5’x23’ garage, all fin. Pick your colours! Asking $607,740 A1220889

LOVE NATURE, GORGEOUS SUNSETS … countryside views, this property is the natural choice! Impressive 1430 sq. ft. bungalow w/private setting backing onto green space. Dev. bsmt., huge yard, RV parking + much more! Asking $439,000 A1218740

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/5pce. en suite, WI closet. Fin. bsmt. w/lge. rumpus/family room. Double attached garage. Immediate possession available. Asking $434,900 A1156328


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


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

PRIVATE GETAWAY CLOSE TO THE LAKE! … Almost 2 acres on 2 lots at Tillicum Beach. 2 separate approaches to levelled and cleared area. Right at the very end of subdivision. Very peaceful and quiet! Asking $129,000 A1220362

STING!livMcNARY HILLS ESTATES! … LI Country NEW ing at its finest! Amazing 5-bdrm. open concept WO bungalow, hardwood floors, beautiful kitchen, formal dining, wraparound deck! Beautiful primary suite, MF laundry, fin. bsmt. w/gym! Beautiful yard w/prof. landscaped area w/fire pit! This county estate home is waiting for a growing family that wants what the country has to offer! WELCOME HOME! Asking $1,019,000 A1228143

METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED 20 ACRES 5 MIN. FROM CAMROSE … 2726 sq. ft. home w/loft, bright big windows, shop, garden, chicken coop, horse barn, firepit, enclosed gazebo w/FP. Nothing is missing – here’s your chance! Asking $649,000 A1221589


NEW HOME TO HAY LAKES! … FulWELCOME ly fin., 2008 built, w/dble. attached htd. garage. Traditional design. 3+1 bdrm., two 4-pce. baths and 3-pce. en suite. Fully Fenced yard w/upper deck, lower patio facing South across a field. Great option w/commuting potential to Camrose or Edmonton. Asking $335,000 A1224199 NEW NORWAY LOT … 65’ wide lot at the edge of town in Spartan Estates! Asking $50,000 A1122563


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




NEW 2-STOREY IDEAL STARTER OR INVESTMENT … West end location. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1444 sq. ft. Bright open-concept, granite counters, pantry, MF laundry. Deck, paved back alley access. A sure-toplease affordable new home! Wow! Asking $319,900 A1195660



• 25’x20’ garage


JU – CENTRE MODERN UPDATED CONDO COURT … Close to downtown and walking paths. Active adult living with 3 bdrm., 4pc/3pc bath, single attached garage, vinyl floors, vinyl windows, updated furnace. A great place to live with minimal condo fees. Asking $259,900 A1226611


EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTY IN LIBERTY VILLAGE … Awesome sunroom, gas FP, a/c, hardwood floors. Attached garage, huge landscaped lot, underground sprinkler system, deck w/gas hookup, easy access gate backing walking trail + much more! Asking $304,900 A1211897




19.16 ACRE ACREAGE … located on pvmt. 15 miles from Camrose. 3 bdrm., 2 baths, lovely hardwood flrg., bright LR, spacious kitchen w/maple cabinets, tons of counter space. Garden doors out to your huge covered deck, many outbuildings, 2 barns, multiple fenced off areas for your animals, fruit trees + much more! Asking $569,000 A1214762



EXCELLENT BUSINESS/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY – ZONED M1 … 10,000 sq. ft., plus second floor mezzanine, offices. Three titled bays, 14’x16’ doors. Easy customer access! Currently full, one bay can be vacated if needed. Call now! Asking $1,190,000 A1196071


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





AFFORDABLE 2-STEP ENTRY HOME … next to Camrose Rec Centre! 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Great eat-in kitchen, office/craft room, primary and spare room at back of unit, c/w MF laundry! Vinyl windows, 2013 shingles, 2020 HWT. Clean and move-in ready. Welcome home! Asking $210,000 A1225918

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

LOOKING FOR AN INVESTMENT? … This character home offers a segregated entrance for lower level! 3-bdrm., 2 baths. Lot is open to build garage of your choice. Cute & cozy! Asking $164,900 A1213951

EXCEPTIONAL BUILDING AND BUSINESS LOCATION! … Camrose industrial, zoned M1. Excellent 4680 sq. ft. (2017) building with retail/reception area. Awesome shop, 5 overhead doors 12’-16’ wide x 14’ high. Front parking, fenced yard. Exceptional property and opportunity! Call now! Asking $849,900 A1195491


RARE 30 ACRE SITE … between Camrose and Edmonton! Beautiful 2032 sq. ft., 3-bdrm. bungalow. Great outbuildings: 28’x38’ htd. shop, two 26’x24’ garages, 2 metal arch rib bldg., open face shelter for horses. All bldg. have power. 2 acre dugout, fenced and cross fenced. This is quite the place! Asking $650,000 A1217362


BEAUTIFUL 6 ACRES … north of Camrose w/well maintained, extensively updated raised bungalow w/WO bsmt. Fantastic 30’x28’ htd. garage, deck, shed. Serene, affordable acreage living within easy commute to all amenities! Asking $329,900 A1223270


AFFORDABLE 2-STEP ENTRY HOME … next to Camrose Rec Centre! 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Great eat-in kitchen, office/craft room, primary and spare room at back of unit, c/w MF laundry! Vinyl windows, 2013 shingles, 2020 HWT. Clean and move-in ready. Welcome home! Asking $210,000 A1225926

EXC. STARTER BI-LEVEL … Fully finished w/4 bdrm., 2 baths, 22’x24’ htd. garage, newer fence, covered deck and more! Close to West end amenities and schools. Asking $259,900 A1228098


ONLY 11 MILES NORTH OF CAMROSE! … 1500 sq. ft. bungalow w/double attached garage, 32’x48’ shop in a private setting. You’ll appreciate the extras in this house. Quality construction and attention to detail are what this acreage has to offer! Asking $659,000 A1188217

CHARMING CHARACTER N HOME … is one of the oldest in Camrose! Stone’s throw from Mirror Lake. Refinished orig. hardwood floors, newer appl. in refurbished kitchen. Nice primary on MF w/4-pce. en suite. Beautiful backyard w/patio, fenced yard, newer 24’x22’ htd. garage. Asking $229,900 A1213443


AFFORDABLE 3-BDRM BUNGALOW … Cute kitchen w/updated counters, backsplash, under-cabinet lighting! Updated 4-pce. main bath, lge. LR. Big family room in bsmt. w/wet bar, very lge. bdrm., 3-pce. bath. Detached garage. PERFECT starter home/ retirement home. Asking $263,000 A1226695

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 GEMINI CENTRE – A PLACE FOR BUSINESS! … Exceptional street level units: 2078 sq. ft. and 1818 sq. ft., these can be combined. Also 2104 sq. ft. of turn key office space on third floor! Superior design, superb visibility, excellent access. Call now! A1190017

AWESOME ADULT COMMUNITY • Master planned community • Designed for active adults • No condo fees • Community lifestyle ZERO STEPS!

Awesome Community

~ Park ~ ~ Lake, Trails ~ ~ Quality ~ ~ Craftsmanship ~ ~ Finished WALKOUT LAKE ESTATES! WALKOUT – LAKE ESTATES! w/elegance ~ • 1248 sq. ft. • 1248 sq. ft. • Superb deck, patio • Covered deck

EXC. STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME … in Duggan Park. Fully finished with 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath, A/C, updated furnace, 22x24 htd. garage, RV parking and more. Asking $273,000 A1220410


MILLANG INDUSTRIAL PARK … 6.05 acres! Asking $749,000 A1125445

Battle River Homes

BRAND NEW CASCADES HALF-DUPLEX … 3+1 bedrooms, 3 baths, finished basement. Open concept, lovely kitchen with new appliances, granite counters, pantry. En suite bath, walk-in closet. Huge basement rec/family room and 4th bedroom. HRV, deck, paved back lane with immediate possession available. The perfect beginning! Asking $274,900 A1195664


NEW 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 $409,900 A1174584

Beautiful Walkout Bungalows by

• Dev. bsmt. • Landscaped

TOWN SQUARE CONDO … No maintenance lifestyle! Single stand-alone home w/ attached single garage. 2 bdrm., 2 baths, a/c, vaulted ceiling, triple pane windows, no maintenance deck + more. Walking distance to downtown, Mirror Lake, Augustana. Immediate possession! Asking $339,500 A1208999

EXCELLENT BUNGALOW BY GOLF COURSE … with RV parking! Exc. curb appeal, bright windows, hardwood flrg., 1518 sq. ft. 3+1 bdrm., 3 baths, MF LR and family room, MF laundry, huge family/games area. Att. htd. garage + much more! Only $412,900 A1213326


UPDATED RAISED BUNGALOW! … Adorable 4-bdrm., 2 bath starter or investment home. Bright MF LR, kitchen w/pantry, all with upgraded flrg. Good bsmt. layout w/family room, 2 bdrm., bath. Updates include windows, flrg., baths, HE furnace, shingles + more! Dble. oversized garage, alley access, RV options. Immediate possession available. Asking $239,900 A1208925



OUT OF TOWN STROME … Beautiful newer modular 3-bdrm. home on 2 full lots! Very well maintained quality built w/over 1500 sq. ft. of living space. Bright open concept w/vaulted ceilings, lots of windows and skylight. Only 10 min. from Daysland. Asking $215,000 A1212066


EXC. BUNGALOW IN VICTORIA PARK … well cared for, great curb appeal. 4 bdrm., 3 baths, 2 FP, a/c. 2-tiered deck, dble. htd. garage. Numerous updates, a perfect fit for a family! Asking $344,900 A1220500

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 $329,900 A1153550


BEAUTIFUL NEW ZERO STEP BUNGALOW! … 1319 sq. ft. Full bsmt. Senior friendly. Bright open floor plan, 9’ ceilings. Amazing kitchen, gorgeous great room, superb master, en suite, MF laundry. In-floor heating. Covered deck, 24.5’x20’ garage all fin. You’ll love it! Asking $574,023 A1220785


SO MUCH POTENTIAL … to make your own! 1977 bungalow on massive lot. Updates include shingles in 2015, insulation, furnace in 1998, some vinyl windows and a/c. Room for 3- or 4-bay garage in the back! This property is only limited by the imagination of the new owner. Asking $299,000 A1224769



TONS OF UPDATES … N inEW this raised bungalow – close to downtown. 4 bdrm., 2 updated baths (4-pce and 3-pce.), vinyl windows throughout, newer shingles, newer dev. bsmt. A/C. 12’x20’ garage, RV parking and a nice manageable yard! Asking $249,900 A1226601

EXC. FAMILY FRIENDLY HOME … in a wonderful crescent location. This great home offers a beautiful kitchen, 3 living spaces, gas FP, 4 bdrm. Dble. garage, fully fenced landscaped yard, plus much more! Asking $350,000 A1192168



140 ACRES ON 2 TITLES … overlooking Looking Back Lake. 104 acres in hay, balance is yard, trees, lowland. 1941 sq. ft. 1.5 storey older farmhouse. Asking $849,000 A1225251


• 1488 sq. ft. walk-out • 4-car man cave • 47’x17.5’ RV garage • Double lot Asking $836,240



EXCELLENT BUSINESS/INVESTMENT 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 $829,000 A1132683

• 1319 sq. ft. • Full basement • 24.5’x20.5’ garage Asking $574,023

• 1456 sq. ft. • Full basement • 23’x24.5’ garage • In-floor heating Asking $607,740

4001-50 Street, Camrose Phone 780.672.5851 www.ipdi.biz