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Canola plant to start in Forestburg By Murray Green The Village of Forestburg announced the sale of approximately 2.5 acres of land in the South Forestburg Industrial Subdivision, to JQ Health Organon for construction and operation of a 20 to 50 metric tons per day Cold Pressed Canola Oil Manufacturing Plant. “We are very pleased to be able to bring our processing and manufacturing facility to Forestburg,” said JQ Health Organon chief executive officer and founder Javeria Qadar. “After investigating a number of potential locations for our plant, we became persuaded that the Village of Forestburg was the right partner for us as well as the neighbouring community having the ideal feedstock to enable us to locate, manufacture product and call Forestburg our new home.” Qadar added “JQ Health Organon was founded with the sole purpose of improving people’s lives by providing them with healthy food options. Our vision is for a healthier and better tomorrow, layered in a sustainable fashion, that is based on the hard work of Canadian farmers who have managed their lands successfully throughout generations. Our corporate objective is to ensure the well-being of community

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Safety and Efficiency are our top priorities! Phone 780.281.0207 | Email majorsutilityservices@gmail.com and future generations, while supporting the environment with eco-friendly and sustainable means. And, this will certainly bring economical growth in the regions.” Forestburg welcomes the Qadar family to the community. “For the last number of years council has been actively promoting our municipality and the broader community as the ideal place to work, invest and raise a family,” said Forestburg Mayor Blaise Young. “This announcement is our latest success and evidence that Forestburg is a

leading growth example for rural Alberta, with the balanced quality of life here that people are increasingly wanting for themselves and their families.” JQ Health Organon plans to commence civil work on their new 2.48 acre site in Forestburg later this year with operations commencing in 2023.

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Camrose County bylaw changed to assist potential RV storage By Murray Green

The reality of an RV storage area near Armena is one step closer. Camrose County passed a motion to redistrict Pt. NE-11-48-21-4 from A (agriculture) to RCI (Rural Commercial Industrial). Due to the small parcel of land being tucked between the railway tracks and Highway 21, it is not ideal for farming. “I move that council give second reading to Bylaw 1512 to redistrict a portion of NE-11-48-21-4 from A to RCI,” said councillor Tina Sroka. “I move that council give third reading to Bylaw 1512,” added councillor Carlene Wetthuhn. “After first reading was given we advertised the application directly to the neighbours advertised on our website and in The Camrose Booster for two weeks,” explained planning manager Anjah Howard. “The County received one anonymous letter from someone within one mile of the property; based on the fact they said they received a letter in the mail about the project, objecting to the redistricting. We also

received letters of concern from the Capital Region Southwest Water Services Commission and Alberta Transportation.” The letter from an anonymous source raises these concerns: the removal of trees and impact on wildlife, as well as the visual impact of having RVs at this location. “Based on the site plan submitted, the applicants intend to work with the existing terrain and trees to leave them intact with the exception that they may need to remove some between the house and the highway to relocate the access drive onto their property. They are currently using the ditch and Alberta Transportation has requested they stop using the ditch area,” shared Howard. Access to the property from Highway 21 has already been reviewed by Alberta Transportation and they do not have concerns about the access other than upgrades to the approach. There is no direct connection between the property and the Hamlet of Armena; all access is from Highway 21. It is unlikely that people will choose to

use County roads through Armena to access Highway 21 and the site. The storage of RVs should not create significant noise, dust, fumes or glare. It is possible that people will haul an RV in or out early in the morning or late at night, but generally these moves happen in day light and only during the summer months. This property has no direct access to the Hamlet and is more than 200 metres to the closest house and almost 400m from the closest house within the hamlet.

“The Capital Region Southwest Water Services Commission (CRSWSC) primary concern is that they don’t want storage within 10m of the watermain in case they need to access it in an emergency. If the redistricting is approved the applicant will need to apply for a development permit. At the development permit stage we will require the applicant to obtain a crossing agreement from CRSWSC and require development be setback 10m from the waterline. Based on the proposal submitted by the applicant

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and our discussion with the CRSWSC, the line is well away from the proposed development area for this project,” added Howard. “It is also within the 40m setback for development from a highway; so any development in the future should also naturally be setback from the waterline, but administration always confirms the requirements in conditions when asked. Alberta Transportation has already met with the landowners and if the redistricting is approved the development permit will specify that the applicant must get a roadside development permit from Alberta Transportation and do any approach upgrades they require.” The applicants are proposing a storage business, which is between Highway 21 and the railroad. Due to the size and shape of the property it is not usable as farmland. There is an existing residence on the property. The proposal is for 40 RV units to be parked in the yard south of the existing yard site.

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Camping in Camrose County By Lori Larsen

School’s out and the children are already getting antsy it may be time for a camp out to burn off that penned up energy; and with the price of fuel being what it is, camping closer to home is a very viable option. Time to check out some of the beautiful campgrounds offered right here in Camrose County. Offering up some great outdoor temporary living are the following campgrounds located in and around Camrose County: Tillicum Beach Park with campground, Pelican Point Park with campground, Ferry Point Campground, New Norway Campground, Ferintosh Campground, Bashaw Campground, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park and campground, Round Hill Campground, Hay Lakes Telegraph Park and campground, Double Dam Campground, Edberg Campground, Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park, Whistle Stop Golf Course and Campground and Silver Creek Golf Course and Campground. Some of the campgrounds do require registration while others are

on a first-come first-served basis. For more information on the campgrounds and other recreational areas within the county, visit the GoEast of Edmonton website at goeastofedmonton.com/accommodation/ camrose-county/camrosecounty-campgrounds/ While camping can be a relaxing way to spend some holidays, disrespecting the rights of other campers or abusing campground privileges can put a quick end to what should be an enjoyable time for everyone. In an effort to ensure all campers get the most out of their time camping, Camrose County Protective Services officers conduct daily patrols on all campgrounds within Camrose County. “The officers treat the first-come first-served campgrounds (Tillicum Beach, Ferintosh Campground, New Norway Campground) really no different than the booking campgrounds (Pelican Point),”explained Camrose County Protective Services manager Sergeant Mike Kuzio. “The one added respon-

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose County Protective Services Manager Sergeant Mike Kuzio explains what officers look for during campground compliance checks.

sibility at the first-come first-served campgrounds for the officers, is ensuring all patrons pay for their stay at the campgrounds. This is accomplished by the officers merely making contact with the patrons (compliance checks) and reminding them of the honour system.” Kuzio said for the most part the patrons have already paid their camping fees prior to the officer speaking with them. However, County Enforcement

does have an internal monitoring system that allows the officers to document arrival, departure, vehicle description, RV description of all campground patrons. “This system also notifies officers if a patron has already been spoken to by another officer, to ensure they are not continually disrupting the patrons camping experience.” Most campers would agree; however, that having the officers patrolling the campgrounds adds an extra

layer of security and helps to ensure that all campers are abiding by the rules set out for the campgrounds. “The campground rules are the same for the booking campgrounds and firstcome first-served campgrounds,” noted Kuzio and are as follows. • No person shall camp for more than 16 consecutive days in the same campsite. • No more than one “RV” and one “tent” in each site, • “Quiet Time” means the period between 11 p.m. (2300 hours) and 7 a.m. (0700 hours). • Alcohol must only be consumed in a designated camping stall. For all other information regarding camping regulations in Camrose County, visit www.county. camrose.ab.ca and reference Camrose County’s Parks Control Bylaw 1438. Information contained in the bylaw also pertains to prohibitions, animals, fires and vehicles in Camrose County public parks (campgrounds).

Battle River Power Coop moving on the path forward By Murray Green

The Battle River Power Coop used the theme The Path Forward to show how the organization proceeded this year and for next year. Members gathered to hear about changes and upgrades to the Power Coop that serves a large portion of the province. “COVID-19 changed the way we do business today. Largely paper based, we went to virtual meetings with paperless communications. We learned to adapt quickly with remote work and minimal interaction. We shared and learned knowledge from other systems to the benefit of all members,” said general manager Bill Klassen. “Battle River members saved $6 million in 2021. That is an average of $776 per member. Our balance sheet is stronger as we reflected in the auditor’s report and the value of our system is growing. The board announced no increase in distribution tariffs again this year, this is the second year in a row. They recognized the economical and inflationary indicators are making life difficult for the average Albertan. We will avoid adding to that stress,” suggested Klassen. “We are proud that 85 per cent of our expenditures are in Alberta and 99.9 per cent is within Canada.”

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Battle River Power Coop director Terry Pederson presented $1,000 scholarships to Haylee Bruins of Tees, Wyatt Brown of Bashaw, Anika Prediger of Ponoka and Morgan Lawes of Viking based on academic achievement, financial need and involvement in their communities. Hannah Jantz of Edmonton is missing. The pandemic closed ity of high market energy That is a 7.2 per cent the door on all volunteer prices. About 41 per cent increase. The old model opportunities for the power is fixed energy and 59 per was no longer valid. cent is under RRO. Which coop and employees. “On a monthly basis “Transmission charg- to based on the market in we compare our rates with es are a flow through cost the future. The fixed rate our peers and we are reais only available to Battle to members. Battle River sonably competitive on a River Power Coop memPower does not burden bers. The contract is quite yearly average. We were these costs with additional favourable at 6.35 cents approached by Tomahawk charges. You have two op- per kilowatt hour. In 2020, REA to take over distributions: a fixed rate or a regu- the average was 6.5 cents, tion. Later, we were aplated rate option (RRO). but in 2021 the average proached by Wetaskiwin The RRO continues to be was 11.9 cents,” revealed REA and Lindale REA to exposed to the variabil- Klassen. enter into agreements.

This increased our member services by 25 per cent for a combined 10,800 members. We had a 30 per cent increase in construction in 2021,” explained Klassen. “Our power outages time increased largely due to COVID-19 restrictions and the addition of extra work. In 2022, we expect this to correct itself. Our safety audits show us at 93 per cent in 2021. This is lower than past years based on decision not to interact as much due to health reasons. We were able to keep COVID-19 transmission outbreaks from impacting our organization. Battle River is a lean organization with a low tolerance for risk. We can’t afford to take chances with the health and safety for our employees,” shared Klassen. “We want to stay sustainable and we are off to a great start. Inflation of all goods and services is concerning until there is greater fiscal responsibility. We will continue to fight the good fight for all of our members.” Newly elected or reelected directors are Malcolm Barr, Kaitlyn Brown, Tim Coates, Terry Pederson and John Winnick. The term is for three years.

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The Province of Alberta is excited to report that for the first time in seven years, Alberta ended the 2021-22 fiscal year with a surplus of $3.9 billion. Citing a growing economy, strong energy prices late in the fiscal year and fiscally responsible provincial spending, Alberta is on track to pay down the provincial debt. According to Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely the Alberta government is using $1.3 billion of the surplus towards payments on the debt, and investing another $705 million into the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund to protect it against inflation. “There is a lot of good economic news to share right now,” commented Lovely. “At the same time, I know many families are struggling with rising costs due to inflation. Our government is working hard to fight against inflation and make life more affordable.” Lovely said that this month alone the Province extended the fuel tax cut on gas, diesel and marked farm fuel, and reinstated a program to help school boards cover their transportation costs. “Additionally, electricity rebates will start arriving in July. Even though these actions will immediately make life more affordable, we will continue looking at new ways to help families cope with inflation. “Alberta is still the best place to live, work, raise a family or start a business in the entire country, which is why net migration is going up in our province,” reported Lovely adding that more and more Albertans are going back to work with the Province having created 60,600 new full-time jobs in May and 200,000 new jobs since 2021. “As a member of Treasury Board, I am thrilled to see that we ended the fiscal year in a surplus which indicates good news for Alberta’s economy.”

Augustana hosts veterinary meeting By Lori Larsen

On July 4, the University of Alberta Augustana Campus welcomed University of Calgary, Dr. Renate Weller, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Robert McCorkell in charge of admissions to the Veterinary program for conversation on the dire need in Alberta for more veterinarians and where Augustana fits into steps moving forward. A meeting with Augustana dean Tryphonopou-

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los; assistant Dean James Smith; Peter Berg, chair of Science; Sheryl Gares, associate chair of science; Ivana Schoepf, assistant professor and Sandra Rein, associate dean of Research was arranged at the request of Camrose MLA, Jackie Lovely, who has taken on, with passion, the initiative of addressing veterinarian shortage. “My vision is that the Camrose Constituency students and those in the surrounding areas attend Augustana for their science degree and then transfer to the University of Calgary for the veterinary program,” remarked Lovely. “My hope is that those who have roots here are more likely to return, build life and have a family with a multi-generational approach to support.” Lovely thanked the Augustana team for supporting the visit, having a discussion and providing a tour. “We are on our way.”

Submitted Pictured left to right are University of Alberta James Smith, assistant dean, finance in administration; Demetris Tryphonopoulos, dean and executive officer Augustana Campus; Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely; Renate Weller, dean of faculty of veterinary medicine, University of Calgary and Robert McCorkell, associate dean admissions and outreach, University of Calgary.

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You will need to slow down driving through the Hamlet of Kelsey in the future. Camrose County lowered the speed limit to 30 kilometres per hour from the usual 50 kilometres per hour. Protective Services received a written request from a resident in Kelsey requesting that council consider reducing the speed limit on all roadways within the Hamlet of Kelsey down to 30 kilometres per hour. “People are coming in to town for the post office or the shop beside the post office, speeding past us walking with our children and dog,” a resident passed on to Protective Services manager Mike Kuzio. “I move that Camrose County council approve the request to lower the speed limit on all roadways within the Hamlet of Kelsey to 30 kilometres per hour,” said councillor Tina Sroka. That motion was carried. Music festival

The Willows Music Festival is scheduled to happen with the County on July 15 to 17. “I move that Camrose County council grant a Special Event Permit for the Willows Music Festival at NE-2-45-22-W4 (45082 RRD 221) and that the fee for the permit be set at $100,” said councillor Jordon Banack. “The landowner has previously held this event numerous times and there have been no incidents that required Emergency Services response,” revealed Kuzio. The festival runs 7 to 10 p.m. on July 15, 1 to 11 p.m. on July 16 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 17. There will be approximately 200 tickets sold for the event and there will be no alcohol on the event grounds. Railroad party

The Battle River Railway will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a party on June 23 at the Forestburg station from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The anniversary will honour the past 10 years of history, as well as how the railway came to life in the area.

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Staying hydrated, especially important on hot days Continued from page 5

The amount of fluid you need to drink per day depends on your diet, health, body size, environment, and activity level. Most seniors need at least six cups (1.5 L), and up to 10 cups (2.5 L) of fluid each day.

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Pelican Point to have fireworks on Heritage Day By Murray Green

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Fireworks light up the skies over the soccer fields at the Camrose Recreation Centre on July 1, Canada Day. The all day celebrations hosted by the City of Camrose saw good-sized crowds from all over taking part in the many activities and enjoying a variety of entertainment. Photo to left, six-year-old Noah, left and nine-year-old Emily Hurd enjoyed a piece of juicy watermelon.

The community of Pelican Point will be celebrating with fireworks in August. Pelican Point Heritage Days fireworks has been given the green light on August 1. “I have that Camrose County council direct administration to draft a cost 60/40 sharing agreement with the Pelican Point Community Association, for the provision of a fireworks display in conjunction with the Heritage Days celebration at Pelican Point, with a maximum County’s share of $3,000,” said councillor Carlene Wetthuhn. “Camrose County has been cooperating with the Pelican Point Community association in the provision of a fireworks display as part of the Heritage Day celebrations at the lake. The origin of the program is unknown, however it has been ongoing since at least 2006,” said County administrator Paul King. The cost of the fireworks display has increased substantially over the years from about $2,200 to now $5,000 annually. “The Pelican Point Community Association had, and has for a number of years, collected monies to supplement the cost of the show. Amounts in the records show any where from $600 to $2,500,” explained King. No agreement was ever drafted to formally set these arrangements; the amount the County has contributed has risen reflective of maintaining an equivalent show each year. “Camrose County does not provide this type of grant to any of the hamlets, lake districts or large lot country residential subdivisions. Based on our priority based budgeting process, if we had to cut money, this would be one of the first things we don’t need to be spending money on. We can just issue a permit,” said King. The entire community and visitors dos benefit from the fireworks on the holiday. The issue of future fireworks may be reviewed during budget discussions this fall.