January 31, 2023

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Downtown Camrose report

Downtown Camrose has set its course for 2023 despite the fact it doesn’t have a manger at this time.

At the annual general meeting on January 26, in the Bailey Theatre, members approved reports and passed a budget for the upcoming year.

“We kept the same lean budget and continue with strategic planning. We had a successful Farmers’ Market with performances in the pocket park, ice sculptures although the weather didn’t cooperate, Halloween walk, a very successful Midnight Madness and our first ever Winter Lights Parade,” said chair David Francouer.

The manager’s report and financial report were passed as presented.

Treasurer Richard Bruneau proposed the 2023 budget that shows $135,500 income and a balanced budget with expenses and administration costs. “The long table dinner will be new this year. We will be looking at an entrance designation similar to an arch to show the entrance to downtown. That is something

we want input on in the future,” added Bruneau.

The planter boxes were discussed and how they can be better used in the winter. The last two years had ice sculptures, but warmer weather caused them to have a short lifespan.

“We want to work with the owners of the old 7/11 and Tim Hortons locations to beautify the spots. Everyone points to them as the worst welcome to downtown that we could have. It is private property, so we have to work with the owners,” Bruneau added. “It is sensitive to use levy money to spruce up private property, but at the same time if we do get those fronts fixed up, it would be a benefit to all of us.”

He wants Downtown Camrose to expand beyond Main Street and include benefits for those businesses off of Main Street.

“Things such as beautification tend to be on Main Street and we need to find ways of branching out beyond Main Street. Just a note that is on the mind of everybody,” Bruneau explained.

An idea to put notes

on windows in empty locations to describe the amenities would help attract new businesses. Joining with Travel Alberta on advertising costs was also suggested.

Incoming chair Jennifer Fossen explained that a one day strategic planning session will be held in the spring. She also confirmed they have some good applications of the manager position.

Elections for new board members took place. The new Downtown Camrose board of directors and executive are chair, Fossen, Wild Rose Coop; vice-chair, Francoeur, Knaut, Johnson and Francoeur; treasurer, Bruneau Fox and Fable; secretary, Lana Gunderson, WFG Financial; director, Jody McDougall, Nutters; director, Adam Sagert, Francoeur Cleaners; director, Devin Bonner, Team Electrical; director, Romonda Kuntz, Kicks to Kids; director, Tania Greenwald, The Sweeterie; director, Sheena Gamble, Coldwell Banker; director, Jen Stone, Wideman Paint and Decor and director, Tish Olson, Tish’s Fashions and Finery.

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Janitor cleans up comedy at Bailey

The Bailey Theatre has a great lineup of shows planned for the season. Here are some of the highlights.

First We Eat tells the story about what happens when an ordinary family, living just south of the Arctic Circle, bans all grocery store food from their house for one year. This film will be shown on February 1 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Jimmy the Janitor is bringing back his Canadian comedy back to the Bailey. He will be sharing his comedy on February 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The Nordlys Film and Arts Festival is returning to the Bailey Theatre on February 17 to 19.

“It is much more than watching films. We have film presenters giving wonderful introductions, we have special guests that come from around the world routinely. They are film producers, directors, actors and I think we have

the best film festival audience in the country. We even have fantastic music from local musicians,” said Steve Hanson.

Fierce Women of Alberta includes three short plays, covering the stories of nine women whose narratives span different decades and walks of life. Touching on subjects that are taboo, personal, controversial, and important, each show has its own unique message for audiences. This will be shown on both February 24 and 25 at 7 p.m.

The Bailey Buckaroos have special guests featured each month with a classic country music extravaganza, which is fun for the whole family. The sixth of 10 shows is on Sunday, February 26 starting at 2 p.m.

The Snowed In Comedy Tour, the perennial favourite of Bailey audiences, returns on March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

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Donation allows library to reinstate Sunday hours

Due to a generous donation of $20,000 from Norm Mayer, the Camrose Public Library (CPL) will be able to reinstate its Sunday opening hours.

In-person services will be available on Sundays starting February 5, from noon to 4 p.m.

“CPL had previously cut Sunday hours, effective January 1, in response to ongoing funding challenges. Though it meant that community members would have reduced weekend access to the internet, the collection, and a safe warm place to be, our 2023 budget could not support continued service at our previous level,” said director Alyssa Martin.

“With this donation, CPL will be able to postpone these cuts for another year and continue to provide services on Sundays at a time when library access is essential for many in our community,” she added.

“On top of our regular services, we are also able to add some amazing programs and events during the new Sunday hours. You can join our programmers for some great crafts for teens and adults or come meet textile expert Maria twice a month at Yarn Club.”

View CPL’s website or grab a calendar for more details and keep an eye out for some exciting maker programs that are in the works.

“Thank you to everyone who reached out to voice support and concern through these changes, your feedback is invaluable in helping us serve this community,” said Alyssa.

Anyone who wishes to make a financial contribution to CPL can reach out to cpl@prl.ab.ca. For anyone interested in supporting CPL in other ways, reach out to the director Alyssa at amartin@prl.ab.ca, or give CPL a call at 780-672-4214.

Natural gas rates cut in February

The natural gas rebate and other supports remain in place to help consumers as natural gas rates decline in February.

In Alberta, February’s highest monthly default natural gas rate is $3.715 per gigajoule, a nearly $3 decline from the $6.446 per gigajoule rate in January. As a result, the natural gas rebate will not be triggered for February, but the program will continue protecting Albertans from price spikes in the months ahead.

Alberta’s government continues to deliver real relief to help people pay their utility bills. More than 1.9 million homes, families and small businesses will receive another $75 electricity rebate in February, and a temporary price ceiling of 13.5 cents per kilowatt hour will continue helping reduce electricity costs for Albertans on the regulated rate option (RRO).

This is in addition to the many other broadbased supports and targeted relief being provided to help make life affordable for Albertans.

In Alberta, the default regulated rates are set for the entire month and do not fluctuate. Rates are approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission and not determined by the government.

Under the natural gas rebate program, if the

monthly default natural gas rate from any of the regulated utility providers (ATCO Gas North and ATCO Gas South, as served by Direct Energy Regulated Services, or Apex Utilities) exceed $6.50 per gigajoule, the government will provide rebates to all eligible consumers covering the difference.

If the monthly default rate posted on alberta.ca is above $6.50 per gigajoule, eligible consumers will receive the rebate as a credit on their bill based on that month’s usage.

If the monthly default rate posted is at or below $6.50 per gigajoule, no rebate will be provided and no line item will appear on that month’s bill.

If a rebate is triggered, the rebate for petroleumbased heating fuels will be calculated in the same method as natural gas consumers, using a standardized equation to determine the consumption equivalency for the alternative fuel.

In December, the electricity rebate was extended to provide even more support for high utility costs.

Rate payers will receive two installments of $75, to be credited directly on their bills, for January and February consumption. This will be followed by a further $25 credit on bills for March and April consumption, for a program total of $500 in rebates since July 2022.



Betty and Norm Mayer donated an extremely generous $20,000 to the St. Mary’s Hospital, Camrose Foundation to aid in the purchase of a replacement light for Operating Room 3. The Foundation contributed an additional $58,090 from capital equipment funds for the installation of this operating room light. Operating Room 3 is used everyday to perform total hip and knee arthroplasty and laparoscopic procedures. From left to right are Dr. Ettiene Groenewald, Norm Mayer, Elyse Steadman, Jodi Derow, Paige Bailey (operating room manager), Gina Bergman, Dr. John Fletcher and Dr. Sunail Kumar.



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• Alan Taylor, Mayor of the Town of Olds, was elected Chair of the Parkland Regional Library Board. Additional members of the executive committee are: Jack Friesen, Lacombe, Vice Chair; Dale Toogood, City of Camrose; Heather Loomer, MD of Clearwater; David Coambs, Camrose and Ponoka area; Patricia-Jo Carroll, Red Deer area; and Helen Whitten, representing Flagstaff, Paintearth and the Village of Donalda. PRL is a municipally based system serving 47 Municipal Councils as members. Library services are provided to 41 public libraries, plus 101 school libraries within the area it serves on a contract basis.

• The City of Camrose participates in the “Partners in Industry” program in cooperation with the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association. As part of the program, auditors from like-sized municipalities periodically conduct thorough examinations of the City’s efforts. As a result of a recent audit, City of Camrose Safety Coordinator, Skip Hayden, presented an award for Safest Work Group to Gary Stewart, Water Treatment Operator, for the safety program at the plant. Mr. Hayden also presented an award for most improved work group to Don Carstairs, Assistant Superintendent of Public Works, for their safety program

• At a re-organizational meeting of the City of Camrose Business and Industrial Development Board, Al Robertson, Member at Large from Camrose and District was named Chair man as well as Industrial Development Coordinator and appointee to the Alberta Development Board. Other members of the local Board are: City representatives Mayor R.P. Swanson and Alder men Bob Hurlburt and Gerrie Dey; Camrose Chamber of Commerce representative, Dr. Ken Rayment; County of Camrose representative, C.G. Pepper; and Elwyn Grattidge, Member at Large from Camrose and District (as is Al Robertson).

• City Clerk, Russell Smith, announced that the population of the City of Camrose is now 9,006. A census was taken during January, which showed an increase of eighteen from 8,988 recorded one year ago. Alder man Marvin LaBarge reported to City Council that Camrose Ambulance Service had net costs of $9,002.27 during 1972. The deficit is split on a 50/50 basis with the County. He pointed out that the deficit was less than $1.00 per capita, which is a much better record than most municipally operated ambulance services.

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It goes without saying

Back in December, I wrote a column about my mom’s ritual of making Christmas cakes when I was a child. A reader wrote back saying, “…thought you might get a chuckle of how my dad’s mother made her cakes.”

I did get a chuckle, and hope you do too. With permission of the writer, here’s the story.


“Grandma always made her Christmas cakes in July, dark fruitcake. She wrapped them up in brown waxed paper, tied with a string from her ball, put them in crocks and stored them in the root cellar on the farm.

“She was a Methodist, a teetotaler, very strict in that respect, but somehow her cakes always had enough alcohol in them. You could take a trip and not even leave the farm!

“My uncles and aunts used to sneak down in that cellar when she was away to town and lace those cakes with home made raisin brandy, several times over the months before Christmas.

“They thought Grandma didn’t know they were doing this. When the cakes were set out for Christmas, you could certainly smell the alcohol. I’m sure she knew all about it!”


Yep, the alcohol smell would be a definite hint!

The reader had written me her phone number and invited me to call. I did, and we had a fun conversation about baking and grandmothers and a few other things.

After the phone call, I smiled for many days. But several weeks later, one sentence in the story is still stuck in my mind–“I’m sure she knew all about it.”

That sentence is still percolating.

I’ve been thinking about things we know, that we know other people know, that we don’t ever talk about. You know, the unspoken common knowledge. Sometimes it might be known as “the elephant in the room.”


Something I once read popped into my mind as I thought about things that go without saying in families, relationships, friendships, workplaces and communities. This version is paraphrased, but I the punchline is accurate.

“It goes without saying that my family appreciates how I make sure they have three proper meals every day every day of the year.

“It goes without saying that my friend appreciates when I don’t get mad that she forgot our coffee date.

“It goes without saying that my co-workers appreciate me helping them out when it’s not even my job.

“It goes without saying that my boss appreciates that I work extra hours if that’s what it takes to make a deadline.

“It goes without saying that my neighbours appreciate that I shovel their walk.

“It goes without saying–but I wish it were with!” ***

Writing this is making me think about a few “goes without saying” circumstances in my world. Like...all the ways my family helped before, during and after a recent medical adventure–besides all the ways they help all the time.

…The tech guy who answers my questions and gets on a Zoom call to teach me how to do something that’s simple if I do just one tiny thing differently.

…The friend who checks in with me every morning to scope out the day and (it goes without saying) to make sure that I’m okay after a recent medical adventure.

…The maintenance and cleaning people in my multi-family building who make sure all the electrical and heating and plumbing systems work perfectly and the public areas are always sparklingly clean.

…The people who shovel the walks within hours after every snowfall, and put pea-sized gravel on any icy areas.

…The grader drivers who are out at 3 a.m. clearing roads in cities, towns and rural areas.

It goes without saying that I appreciate all of that.

Maybe they “wish it were with!”

I’m now percolating–and maybe you are too. How can we make sure that our appreciation does not go without saying?


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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Concern for health care in Alberta

Health care in this province is broken according to some, including those in the business of health care.

Over a third of Alberta health care workers don’t believe that any political party can fix health care in Canada.

Angus Research by Employer Brand Consultancy Blu Ivy Group shows that 37 per cent of Alberta health care workers say they have no confidence in any current party as we head into a spring election.

About 86 per cent of Alberta health care workers call the nurse shortage the most dangerous to patients. This was followed by shortages of physicians at 81 per cent and surgeons at 40 per cent.

About 46 per cent of health care workers in this province agree that their workplace feels highly toxic.

Two-thirds of Alberta health care workers say they would stay in their current positions if they had higher wages and 71 per cent would stay for retention bonuses, 51 per cent would stay if they had better administration support.

“It’s important to note the solutions identified by respondents are hygienic stop gaps that will address some of the most critical fractures in the system. It is strikingly clear however, that work is not working in its present form for health care workers. In order to attract and retain the talent needed to address this crisis, hospitals and healthcare services will need to prioritize listening, learning, and developing people-first growth,” said Stacy Parker, managing director and co-founder of the Blu Ivy Group.

Very few Alberta health care workers believe in a two-tier system.

Asked their prediction for the future of health care in Canada, only two per cent said we will need to implement a two-tier system to survive.

From September 26 to October 5, Blu Ivy Group conducted a study interviewing 359 health care workers (consisting of doctors, nurses and other workers including medical technicians and paramedics) who are members of the Angus Reid Forum.

New national health care industry research commissioned by Employer Brand Consultancy Blu Ivy Group (and conducted among Canadian healthcare professionals who are members of the Angus Reid Forum) has revealed many concerning cracks in Canada’s health care system, including patient safety danger due to medical practitioner shortages.

Asked which, if any, professional medical practitioner shortages present the most danger to patients, most Canadian health care workers surveyed 89 per cent said nurses; 65 per cent said physicians; 28 per cent said surgeons; 16 per cent said radiologists and 21 per cent said internal medicine practitioners.

We need more local doctors and nurses, not less. About 73 per cent of Canadian health care workers said they are considering leaving within the next 12 months, 69 per cent of doctors and 75 per cent of nurses.

Some of the top stated reasons that they would leave their current positions are: stress levels 54 per cent, impact on health and well-being 49 per cent, work-life balance 45 per cent, workload 44 per cent,

compensation 42 per cent and lack of management support 35 per cent.

Two-thirds of nurses say they are constantly stressed about the state of health care and its impact on them, 59 per cent for doctors.

Asked the top three things they would do to fix Canada’s health care system, pay higher wages to keep pace with inflation 78 per cent, allow flexible hours and better work/life balance to avoid burnout 64 per cent, incentivized recruitment of health care

professionals 36 per cent and better benefits 32 per cent.

“Given these alarming turnover indicators, recruitment campaigns alone will clearly not fix the health care crisis. An effective employer brand strategy addressing health care worker attraction, experience and industry reputation gaps is vital in the year (and years) ahead or a further collapse in health care resources is inevitable,” added Parker.

Asked which political party they thought is best

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“It’s obvious from talking to health care workers that this crisis is not about extra beds, or facilities,” shared Parker.

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Putin’s miserable war imposed upon the innocent has raged on with wretched results. I have changed how I express this terrible event. I used to refer to the war as, “Russia’s war on Ukraine.” I now express it as, “Putin’s War.”

The ordinary people of Russia, have no idea what is actually taking place. They know only that which the Kremlin’s propaganda offers. If ever a free press were allowed, the people of Russia would turn against their leaders with certain revenge.

Putin is not alone. Sergey Lavov, Putin’s minister of foreign affairs, is no better. There is a cluster of hard-liners close to Putin who are the master-minds of these awful actions. Any who speak out against the government’s actions have accidently fallen from windows of high-rise buildings. There have been a few dozen of these so-called accidents.

For the most part this war has made life dreadful for the Ukrainian civilians. The international code of conduct for war is that soldiers and military equipment are fair game; civilians are not. By international standards this war–for multiple reasons is a series of war crimes.

Of the long list of clauses that defines what constitutes a war crime, the first three respecting civilians are:

1. Torture or inhumane treatment

2. Willfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health.

3. Extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and want only.

Canada can play an effective role in influencing an important outcome when this war ends.

Currently there is, before a Canadian court, the matter about returning to the oligarch’s the wealth that has been frozen in Canada. The Government of Canada has frozen $26 million from Granite Capital Holdings owned by a Russian Billionaire and the RCMP has confiscated $122 million in assets from persons sanctioned as a result of the invasion. Relative to the damage done by the Russian aggression, these dollars amount to a mere pittance.

Canada may well be the first to adjudicate on the procedures for handling frozen money. However, other countries around the world are holding billions upon billions of dollars in confiscated property. Canada could play an important influencing role by setting the example for many other nations who will, in the fullness of time, need to reflect on what to do with frozen assets of Russian wealth at the conclusion of this invasion.

Simply put, all oligarch money ought to be used in the reconstruction of Ukraine and it most certainly won’t be enough. Nothing could be more repugnant than to return the oligarch’s wealth at the end of the war.

Courts have a responsibility to uphold a law as written. If the court rules that the money is not ours to disperse then the federal government ought to use the not-withstanding clause to over-ride the court’s conclusion.

I am a huge fan of the not-withstanding clause because elected governments ought to make laws not unelected courts. That said, our current notwithstanding clause, as written, is deeply flawed and sometimes badly used.

The current clause is written as if it were on openrange and it badly needs a fence. Without boundaries based on principles, a not-withstanding clause means any provincial or the federal government could override any fundamental law. In which case, a charter of rights and freedoms simply does not exist.

When this atrocity ends, Russia and the oligarchs must be forced to rebuild what they have destroyed.

Finally, one must salute the determination and love for democracy practiced by the people of Ukraine. What a powerful example they have provided for all of us who enjoy democracy, but too often with a rather casual commitment towards accountability.

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Guest editorial Putin’s war

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages is a jukebox musical built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of that decade.

When Churchmice

Players’ Nick Goetz was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to direct a musical, he went straight to work. “This was something that I’d seen in a movie, but I found out there was a musical for it and it became an instant obsession of mine,” he said.

The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe, among other well-known rock bands.

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And it wasn’t long before his fiance joined in on the preparations. “My fiance and I started to listen to it and talk about it,” said Nick. The efforts to produce this musical were collaborative, as he pointed to the integral support of his cast and crew in facilitating this pivotal showpiece.

“It all started when it dawned across his friends at Churchmice that he would be starting his 29th year. My colleagues encouraged me to do this now because it seemed like the most opportune time for this passion project,” shared Nick.

For him, arts and entertainment, particularly production, runs deep in his blood. His father was a sound man, so the experience to direct this play almost came full circle and has surpassed his ideas.

“For myself I grew up as a sound man’s son with my dad Thom. Getting to be part of Churchmice and see the cast grow...the actors have exceeded expectations,” said Nick.

As for the musical, you can expect it to cater to the masses. “The music is anything that you would have sang at karaoke or in your car. If you love ’80s music, you would love the songs in this show,” he said.

But it’s not just music that audiences can expect to delight in. The production features a layered story of two lovers.

“Its a story with two young villains...and you get to learn about how they fight, argue, learn about each other, but in the end find love,” he said.

And if you’re not much on romance, the show caters to many other sensibilities. “There are comedic points in the show that will surprise people immensely,” Nick said.

It was written by Chris D’Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine with music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

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During the show, the performers frequently break the fourth wall, directly addressing the audience and seemingly forgetting (or perhaps reminding the audience) that they are actors in a musical. Despite the musical’s title, the Def Leppard song of the same name is not included in the musical.

The original Broadway

production ran for 2,328 performances, closing on January 18, 2015 tied as the 32nd-longest running show in Broadway history.

Rock of Ages runs from Thursday, February 9, to Sunday, February 19. Show times are at 1:30 and/or 7:30 p.m. depending on days at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre.

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In my work as the Member of Parliament for Battle River—Crowfoot, advancing our nation, on all fronts is key and often forgotten… this includes the economy, the environment, and Government. However, we cannot forget the industries which made Canada one of the most prosperous nations on the planet, and what the consequences would be if this is forgotten.

Canada’s oil and gas industry is a great example of this. Energy made Alberta into the economic powerhouse which fuels our nation. All while becoming more efficient, environmentally friendly, and ethical. Innovations such as carbon capture technologies, land reclamation practices, and improved drilling and mining techniques are instrumental in making sure our oil and gas industry not only prospers but leads the world in environmental and social benefits.

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The Canadian energy industry recognizes the less they waste, the more prosperity is generated for Canadians. Conservatives understand the balance between the environment and the economy does not need to be a compromise. We know that innovation is possible, but using things like taxes and mandates is the heavy hand of government intervention that has a history of failing to meet objectives and targets, while also hurting the economy.

Not recognizing these things can have long-lasting implications where people suffer, the environment suffers and the economy suffers. The Liberal government’s move towards an electric vehicle mandate (EVs) is a clear-cut example of this imbalance. The lack of charging stations and other infrastructure for EVs in rural areas and the bitter Canadian winters challenge how this technology works in rural Alberta and areas like it. This is in addition to the demands on the power grid, and the supply chains for materials to make batteries, their safe disposal, and manufacturing capacity. For example, when compared to a gas-fuelled engine, the lack of range an EV has is far too risky for a rural driver. And that risk is greater in the winter.

Let’s be clear: no one should be denied the opportunity to buy an electric vehicle if they make that decision, but until these serious issues with EVs can be addressed and consumers have confidence in the solutions, the currently proposed mandates will not only not work, but they could have devastating consequences. And the solution is simple, encourage innovation and allow those innovators to develop the solutions, and if they are better the market will drive the change. Using policies to punish Canadians is not going to be an effective tool that leads to a net benefit to our nation, its people and our economy.

Reality should drive policies, not personal agendas. As the vice-chair for the Environment Committee and the Member of Parliament for a large, rural constituency which is reliant on the oil and gas industry, showing that the environment and industry can coexist is key. When it comes to new legislation, and all the work I do, my Conservative colleagues and I, consider what the real-life implications are for the people of Canada.

Progress and innovation are happening, and will solve the many problems we face. Problems occur when government steps in and mandates the use or implementation of a certain technology for partisan reasons. They do not take into account the consequences of picking winners and losers.

We will look to the future and innovate, and we can also look at the best path forward for Canadians given the current state of tech and the economy. Especially at a time when mismanagement and mistakes will make the affordability crisis we face worse, and will hurt the environment.


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Murray Green,

on January 17.

were awarded for

and director Tammy Johnson received their pins from past president Barb Stroh. Missing were Mike Hicks, Lionel Hinch, Verna Hinch, Bunny Landry, Martie LeGear and Leslie Olson. Stroh also received a Volunteer of the Year award for her dedicated commitment to the theatre for the past eight years. She served in every capacity except treasurer.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this column, you are encouraged to write Damien at 4945-50 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, text 403-575-5625, or email damien. kurek@parl.gc.ca. You can also stay up to date with Damien by following him on social media @dckurek. If you are in need of assistance regarding a federal government program, or need assistance and don’t know where to turn, feel free to reach out to MP Kurek’s office.

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Camrose Theatre volunteers reaching five years of service Sandra McLay, left,
you think Yours Truly should be

Aging well – aging with gratitude

We have all heard the term “age in place” which means to stay at home as long as possible. Everyone eventually questions how they can age well in place and what happens when they encounter detours in the aging process?

Costa rica Nicoy Peninsula has an unusually high number of centenarians–people aged 100 or older. What is their secret and would their secret help us to age in place “Well”? The BBC published a video REEL about findings of the three key lifestyle traits in centenarians:

Trait 1–stay active. Regular exercise can strengthen the immune system, improve mental well-being and prevent heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. If you like to go for walks, keep walking the movement will sustain your body.

Trait 2–eat healthily. Plenty of fruit, water and vegetables in our diet is important. Fish, whole grains and avoiding too many processed foods may also help you live longer.

Trait 3–have a social lifestyle. Having lots of good friends can improve health and well-being. The more social relationships you have and the higher the quality, the longer the people tend to live. Having a religion or spiritual belief gives a person a sense of be-

longing as a part of a whole.

Scientists believe our biological age limit is around 125 years. Our lifespans are limited by imperfections in our genes, injury, sickness and isolation. When we encounter limitations in our lives it is imperative that we or our caregivers reach out to those who can help. Those who can help us are part of a long list of community assets in Camrose and area and often we do not know about these until we have the need to reach out.

Here are some examples of online resources: Alberta Health Services, Healthy aging CORE Alberta, Camrose Primary Care, Camrose Seniors Coalition, The City of Camrose, Mirror Lake Seniors Centre, Camrose Hospice Society, Changing Ways, Service Options for Seniors, Camrose and District Support Services and Age well Alberta.

So how can people mindlessly live healthier in their communities? How can we as individuals and communities enhance what they already have to offer to promote healthier living?

Communities can start by having neighborhood play spaces, opening schools earlier to encourage playground play before classes start, redesign old roads and add new walkways and cycle lanes for scooters, e-bikes and skateboards. Businesses (like our local

mall) can offer open spaces and incentives to their employees to encourage active lifestyle, grocery stores can promote healthier food and restaurants can change their menus to offer more plant based meals.

Neighbors and families can encourage one another by saying “let’s do this” and help out neighbors in their local area with clearing sidewalks and nominate their local “snow angel” and participating in community activity events like the upcoming February 1 Winter Walk Day or the upcoming Family Day events February 20.

Finding a purpose in life is key which can be found through discovery with others around you. Your purpose can transform your daily habits which in turn become your routine. When you make the small positive changes you eventually see the larger positive results in you and your community. This month make some small positive changes by taking time to write down things you are grateful for. Gratitude (no matter how small) leads to positive changes in our outlook.

Article provided by: Camrose Home Support Service Society. For more information about Camrose Seniors Coalition visit the HUB website www.camroseseniors coalition.com or call CDSS 780-672-0141 ext 2.

Pre-planning for tomorrow means peace of mind for today

The idea of advance funeral planning is one which many people would rather not think about. However, planning your own funeral is one of the kindest things you can do for your loved ones. At a time of grief, your family members will be spared the stress of making important, emotionally draining decisions.

Pre-planning also ensures your final arrangements will be carried out according to your exact wishes, in a cost-sensitive manner. Call us today for more information about advance funeral planning or to arrange a no-obligation consultation with one of our directors.


Plan Now For Their Future Needs

You’ve worked your entire life to build your assets. Sound estate planning can ensure these hard-ear ned assets are passed on to your family according to your wishes, without interference. Talk to us today about developing a plan that makes sense for you and your loved ones.



Provincial Royal Purple recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal gathered in Bashaw to receive their medals on January 21. Presenting the medals were MP Damien Kurek and MLA Jackie Lovely. Recipients were selected by the provincial Royal Purple executive with nominations coming from Royal Purple members. The Jubilee awards recognize Albertans who are leaders in their communities. Front row from left, Betty Leshenko of Edmonton, Doreen Kelly of Camrose, Arlene Albeiz of Lethbridge, Olga Matvichuk of Edmonton, provincial president Sharon Ozouf of Edmonton. Back row from left, Kelly Christman of Bassano, Camrose County councillor Carl Bergstrom, Louise Beatch of Lac La Biche, MLA Jackie Lovely, MP Damian Kurek, Barb Bambrick of Bashaw and Brenda Johnston of Sundre.

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Owning your own home can become a reality

Owning a home is a dream shared by millions of people. Investing in property that can be owned within 15 to 30 years of closing on the home makes more financial sense to many than continuing to rent and having little to show for it over time.

The first step to take when planning to enter the real estate market is to ensure that your finances are in order. Various factors will influence individuals’ ability to secure a mortgage, and these are some ways to make yourself more attractive to prospective lenders.


Check your credit report. Lenders will check your credit report before deciding if you are a risk or a safe bet for a mortgage. So it makes sense to check your credit report prior to speaking with a lender.

A credit score that’s

too low may disqualify you from a mortgage. Each lender sets its own thresholds when they price and approve loans, but the higher your credit score, the better. Improve credit standing. One way to improve your status in the eyes of lenders is to pay down credit card balances to reduce your credit utilization ratio. A high utilization occurs when there is a high balance in relation to the credit limit, says Business Insider. Also, it may be wise to avoid any credit inquiries through new credit card applications for several months before applying for a loan, as these inquiries can affect your score.

Be realistic about what you can afford. Do your homework and determine your target interest rate and monthly payment as well as what down payment you can

afford. It will help you research potential lenders and provide an idea of what may be offered to you.

Pay bills on time. Paying bills promptly not only helps you avoid late fees, but also positively affects your credit. The financial resource The Mortgage Reports urges diligence when paying rent, as late rent payments can bar you from getting a mortgage. Lenders look at rent history as the biggest indicator of whether you’ll make mortgage payments on time.

These are some of the ways to make a prospective home buyer look better in the eyes of mortgage lenders. Individuals can speak with financial professionals about what else they can do to improve the possibility of securing mortgages at the best rates possible.

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Grow your money with options

Individuals looking to grow their money have many options at their disposal.

For example, real estate is often cited as a wise investment, as the value of property has historically increased by a significant margin over the course of a lifetime, providing a substantial return all the while fulfilling the basic need for housing that everyone has. But buying property is not the only potentially lucrative long-term investment strategy.

A small percentage of investors may have the skill, savvy and iron stomach to excel with short-term investments. But most peo-

ple feel more comfortable with less risky, long-term investments. For such individuals, one strategy worth considering is passive investing.

Passive investing utilizes a buy-and-hold approach to gradually build wealth. Short-term fluctuations in stock prices do not affect passive investors, as one of the principles of passive investing is that markets will post positive results over time. So passive investors do not react with alarm when prices temporarily drop, even if they drop by a considerable margin.

Index funds are one of the most recognizable forms of passive investing. The investment experts at Vanguard, the company that first started offering index funds, note that an index fund contains a preselected collection of hundreds or even thousands of stocks or bonds or a combination of both. The theory behind this is that, even if one stock or bond is performing poorly, another within the portfolio is doing well, thus minimizing losses and saving investors the time and effort of tracking, as well as buying and selling, individual stocks or bonds.

Conventional investment wisdom has long touted the benefits of diversification when investing. When investors put all of their eggs in one basket, they could then lose all of their investments if the value of that investment goes south. As previously noted,

index funds include a collection of stocks, bonds or both, thus providing investors with sufficient diversification that can serve as something akin to a safety net when the values of certain stocks or bonds within the portfolio dip. Though no investment strategy can claim it is free of risk, passive investing through a vehicle such as an index fund can be a low-risk way to grow wealth over time.

The investment resource Investopedia cites lack of flexibility and smaller potential returns as two significant drawbacks of passive investing. Passive investment funds are limited to a predetermined set of investments that don’t often vary, if at all. That might be not sit well with individuals who prefer a more active and flexible approach to investing.

Big returns also are less likely with passive investment funds, as these funds are designed to track the market, not beat it by a wide margin. Individuals with long-term investment strategies likely won’t be turned off by this, though those looking for bigger rewards (which, notably, carry bigger risk) may be underwhelmed by the returns on passive funds.

Passive investing is a sound investment strategy for individuals who want to grow their wealth over the long haul.

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The automotive section of Local Galaxie find was out of this world

When Carter Grant was a little boy, he remembers the first time he saw the car of his dreams. The now 14-year-old teen says it was like an instant attraction.

“When I was little and I first saw this car in the shop, it took me. The fact that it’s red and it’s old, that really took me,” said Carter.

And while he has to wait a few years before he can drive the 1964 beauty, he says it’s going to be ready for use once he graduates.

“The car was a full body restoration and the entire thing was rebuilt. My grandfather helped,” Carter shared.

As for the trickiest thing to restore? The engine. “The engine work was hard because we had to find other cars and other parts and pieces. The car is a touch brighter than the original,” said Carter.

The striking red car went through its fair share of colouring dilemmas until it ultimately reached its current hue and it fits the aesthetic Grant loves.

“I like long cars, it’s like a boat. I would say the older the better,” he said.

It’s also got the workings of an older model, too. “It’s pretty classic. Smooth extension but the steer-


classic is a car

ing wheel makes it hard to drive.”

The car features a 352 engine and an automatic transmission.

The Ford Galaxie is a full-sized car that was built in the United States by


Model year 1964 was the fourth and final year of this body style. Interior trim was altered and the exterior featured a more sculpted look, which was actually designed to make the car more aerodynamic for NASCAR.

The formal-roof boxtop style was no longer available, all non-wagon models now featuring the fastback roof design that was the runaway best-seller in 1963.

The base 300 was replaced by a line of Custom and Custom 500 models. The 289 continued as the base V8 and was standard in the XL series. XL models got new thin-shell bucket seats with chrome trim.

Federal regulations now required lap-style safety belts for both front outboard occupants. The ignition switch was moved from the left side of the steering column, to the right, but otherwise the attractive instrument panel remained unchanged from ’63.

The 1964 XL two-door hardtop became the best seller of any XL produced in any year.

The 427 cubic inch (seven litre) engine was used in 50 lightweight fiberglass-equipped cars for drag racing. These competed in North America, but were still too heavy and Ford introduced the lightweight Fairlane Thunderbolt.



Ford for model years 1959 through to 1974.

The name was used for the top models in Ford’s full-size range from 1958 until 1961, in a marketing attempt to appeal to the excitement surrounding the space race.

“Howard Siebold bought this vehicle in 1964 at Lamb Ford in Camrose. In passing through Killam in 1988, this vehicle was discovered in a parking lot in town by Willie Grant, my grandfather. He could see it was a restoration project that he was willing to undertake. So within a month he brought it home and five years later it was a complete body off restoration,” explained Carter.

In 1958, a concept car was introduced called la Galaxie, which incorporated the headlights into pods inline with the grille and a reduced front profile.

For 1962, all full-size Fords wore the Galaxie badge, with 500 and 500/ XL denoting the higher series.

The Galaxie 500/LTD was introduced for 1965 followed by the Galaxie 500 seven litre for 1966. The Galaxie 500 prefix was dropped from the LTD in 1966, however the basic series structuring levels were


The regular Galaxie 500 continued below the LTD as Ford’s mid-level full-size model from 1965 until its demise at the end of the 1974 model year.

Are you the owner of Collector Auto, Auto Memories or Auto Memorabilia?

If you have a vintage ride (rebuilt or original), if you’re in the midst of a restoration, or if you’re building a “rat ” or a street rod, we’d lik e to hear from you. We may want to profile your projec t. Lik ewise, if you own vintage automotive tools, old diagnostic equipment or other tools or techniques of the trade, please contact us We’re eager to write and repor t on these k inds of topics And, our readers want to see what interests you!

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Phone 780.672.3142 Email murrayg@camrosebooster.com

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Ford Galaxie. Murray Green, Camrose Booster Carter Grant, thanks to his grandfather Willie, owns a 1964 Ford Galaxie that has been fully restored to its natural The show beauty until Carter is old enough to drive it around the city on his own.

RCMP say lock your vehicles

Alberta RCMP and partner law enforcement agencies launch Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP) sponsored province-wide Operation Cold Start to educate Albertans on how to keep their vehicles safe.

With the cold winter temperatures, the Alberta RCMP and our partners in law enforcement are reminding everyone to ensure their vehicle is never unattended or unlocked with keys nearby or in the ignition.

Approximately 50 per cent of stolen vehicles in Alberta are stolen while idling and these thefts are far more prevalent in the cold winter months. Vehicles can be stolen in seconds by thieves lying in wait. Often times, thieves will look for people who start their vehicles and then leave them unattended as they return in their houses or into a store.

To help keep your property safe, Alberta police services are taking action through Operation Cold

Start from January 30 to February 3. This is the second year this initiative has been implemented with partnering police agencies across Alberta.

The goal of Operation Cold Start is to educate Albertans and work with the public to reduce auto theft, ultimately by making it tougher on would be thieves. The initiative will see police officers across the province patrolling for unattended idling vehicles to determine if they are locked and/or have the keys in the ignition. Officers will work to educate owners on the various ways they may keep their property safe. But, we can’t do it alone and it is critical that the public help in preventing these crimes of opportunity.

“Alberta has the highest per capita auto theft rate in the country, and approximately 25 per cent of those vehicles are stolen while idling with the keys left in the vehicle,” said RCMP Superintendent Mike McCauley of the community safety and well-be -

ing branch.

“This drives up insurance rates for Albertans and these files take a great deal of time to investigate. This project will prevent some of these crimes during the project, and ideally thanks to the educational component of the project, will change Albertan’s habits. It is a small investment tackling one of the root causes of this crime.”

The RCMP offers Albertans some tips to help keep their vehicles safe. If possible, look into command start options as a means to warm your vehicle.

Steering wheel locking devices are effective options that can help mitigate theft.

When starting your car, or allowing the engine to warm up prior to driving, ensure that you are in the vehicle.

Never leave valuable items like purses, wallets, keys or change in an unoccupied vehicle.

Always place keys to vehicles in a safe place, out of plain sight and in a secure location.

Lock vehicle doors all the time, even if you are

parked in your driveway or garage at home.

Never leave your vehicle unattended if it is running or the keys are in it.

Know medications for your better health

Medications are vital components of managing overall health and controlling disease or preventing its onset, but if taken incorrectly can also be very harmful to a person’s health.

It is one thing to know what they are, how much to take and when to take medications/treatments, but it is another to know particularly what the medication is you are taking, what it is treating, and how it interacts with other medications and other parts of your daily living, such as food and sleep. For that reason it is important to know the details about your medications.

Almost all prescribed medications or treatments are accompanied by a fact sheet containing instructions and explanations which are often explained by the prescribing physician and a pharmacist,

however, if in doubt or unsure never hesitate to ask. Some questions you may wish to consider include:

• What is the name of the medicine or treatment?

• What is it specifically treating and how?

• Why do I need to take it?

• When and how should I take it? For example with water, food, on an empty stomach, in the evening/morning?

• How much should I take?

• What should I do if I miss a dose?

• What are the possible side effects and at what point should I be concerned about side effects and contact a physician?

• Is there anything I should avoid, such as food, OTC (over-thecounter) medications or other medications, exercise, operating machinery or driving while taking the medications?

• Will this medication/

treatment alter the effectiveness of other medications I am currently taking?

In addition to making inquires with the physician or pharmacist, to better help you understand prescribed medications/treatments, the following are a few other tips to further ensure your safety and you are getting the most out of your prescriptions.

The pharmacist usually verifies the name on the prescriptions with you when picking up, but in the event that someone else picks up or you have your prescriptions delivered, always check or have someone else verify the name on your prescriptions to ensure they are for you.

Try to have your prescriptions filled at the same pharmacy so that your medicine history can be kept on file in one place and you can familiarize yourself with the pharma-

cist and they can familiarize themselves with you.

Keep an updated list of all your prescriptions including dosages as well as any OTC medications you take in a handbag or wallet. Include any herbal or vitamin supplements.

If you are on multiple medications have the pharmacy prepare them in blister packs for easier usage or use a pill container that separates medication in compartments labelled for each day of the week. Refill your pill containers at the same time every week.

If you are travelling, be sure to take enough of all your prescriptions/medications to last the entire time you are away and a few days beyond in the event you are delayed. Always carry your medications in a carry-on piece in the event your main luggage is lost.

Inform your physician and pharmacist of any

medical conditions or allergies to any medication or food, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Take your medications at the same time every day and as prescribed.

Always take your prescriptions as instructed and ensure they are taken completely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 20 to 30 per cent of medication prescriptions are never filled and in 50 per cent of cases, patients don’t continue medication as prescribed. Unfortunately, non-adherence causes 30 to 50 per cent of chronic disease treatment failures and 125,000 deaths per year.

Understanding what is prescribed to maintain our health is one thing we all can do to further protect and prolong our lives.

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MUTCHLER, Helen Beatrice (nee Levang)

January 20, 1917 ~ Detroit, Michigan

January 20, 2023 ~ Calgary, Alberta

Helen Mutchler (nee Levang) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the age of 106 years.

Helen was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 20, 1917, the eldest of seven children. She immigrated to Alberta in 1918, and married Walter Ezra Mutchler on November 12, 1941. They kissed good night for 62 years and raised four children together.

Helen and Walter farmed in the New Norway area. She was also proud of being a bookkeeper, singer, seamstress, and inaugural Senior Regent of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge in Camrose. Helen was known for her enduring enthusiasm for life. She will be sorely missed by family and many friends, who thought of her as a second mother, a mentor, a strong, resilient, capable person, and someone who always made them feel they were special and seen.

Helen is survived by her daughter Sandra (Larry) Krause of Calgary, and two sons Jerry (Eileen) Mutchler of Camrose, and Byron Mutchler of Medicine Hat; ten grandchildren; sixteen greatgrandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Norma Martin of Red Deer; three brothers Brian (Maxine) Levang, Ron (Coral) Levang, both of Edmonton, and Gordon (Donna) Levang of Calgary; and numerous extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Mutchler; son Dale Mutchler; grandson Austin Coble; parents Inga Levang and Henry Levang; brother Gerald Levang; and sister Loreen Nilson.

A Celebration of Life will be held this spring. Details to follow. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at www.McInnisandHolloway.com

Thank you to the staff and her friends at Newport Harbour Care Centre and to Carroll Place, a home she missed and loved.

In living memory of Helen Mutchler, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

In memory of Jack Blouin

So much more than a coworker

Everyone at Hauser Construction Ltd. would like to express our deepest sympathy to Jack’s family.

Jack was incredibly treasured in our lives and will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

Jack started working for Ose Construction when he was 20 years old. When Lauris Ose sold his company to the late Gerald and Vonnie Hauser in 1969, Jack continued to work for Hauser Construction for another 23 years.

He became a very close friend to the entire crew and Hauser family. He was a remarkably dedicated employee, never once arriving late for work in his entire career. If you gave Jack a job to complete, you knew it would get done right and in a timely manner.

Jack loved to share his life experiences and adventures. His stories would have an entire room listening and roaring with laughter. Even in his retirement, he continued to remain a constant presence within the company.

It’s difficult to say goodbye to someone who meant so much to us all. He leaves us with a lifetime of memories we will forever cherish. We are all so grateful he was a part of our lives. Until our roads meet again.





Gary Pepper

Gary Pepper of Calgary, AB, formerly of Ryley, AB, was born on May 8, 1945; he passed away on January 24, 2023 in Calgary at the age of 78 years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Gretel; son William (Rebecca); grandchildren Waylon and Milo; brother Ron (Lola); numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Gary was predeceased by his parents Jerry and Ethel; and daughter Deanna.

Gary was an avid curler and golfer. He enjoyed volunteering his time to help with curling.  He will be missed.

The family of Otto Streberg

…would like to thank family and friends for their support, prayers and kindness shown to us during this difficult time in our lives.

Thank you for floral tributes and memorials given in Otto’s memory.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff on Unit 2 at St. Mary’s Hospital and also to the Home Care Workers for the kindness and care shown to Otto. It didn’t go unnoticed by Otto or his family.

– Marlene and Family

The family of the late Alan Derek Fossen

…would like to thank our family and friends for their heartfelt condolences, flowers, cards, and contributions to charity upon the death of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Thank you to everyone who attended Alan’s memorial service and conveyed their condolences to our family. Also, thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make the day easier for us. We truly are blessed to know that Alan was so well liked and thought of. In lieu of thank you cards, we have made a contribution to Brain Care Centre in Edmonton.

– Mona, Wayne and Mark Fossen and families.

A private family graveside service has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Sheila Ann Banack Landry

June 5, 1962 ~ January 20, 2023

Sheila Ann Banack Landry was born in Camrose, Alberta on June 5, 1962 to Joe and Margarethe Banack, the sixth of eight children. She passed away on January 20, 2023

She grew up on the farm, attending Bawlf School and graduating in 1980. After high school, she attended Lethbridge College in the Law Enforcement Program and then spent her career as a Correctional Officer at the Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre and the Edmonton Remand Centre. It was through work that she met the love of her life Phil Landry. Sheila and Phil made many trips and memories on their motorbikes, also travelling to Europe twice, once with Phil’s sister Diane.

Sheila loved motorbiking, Mickey Mouse and Disneyland, camping, Hastings Lake Bible Camp, CHOCOLATE, photography, music and everything life had to offer. She was definitely the favourite “Ant” to all the children, and because she was really just a big kid herself, they loved spending time with her.

She was kind and compassionate to all, had a great sense of humour, was down to earth, and treated everyone with respect and dignity. Every family member, friend, coworker or neighbour mattered to her – there were no favourites. She was a loyal and trusted daughter, sister, aunt, friend and spouse.

Sheila was predeceased by her parents Joe and Margarethe Banack; brother Greg; and nieces Karen, Charlotte and Sabrina.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Phil; siblings Marilyn (Larry Cryderman), Chuck (Mary), Tony (Joanne), Mark (Wendy), Susan (Randy Terway), Jeff (Sharon), and Greg (Leanne) Baumle; her lifetime friend Bev Dalen; sister-in-law Diane Gauvin; along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and greatnephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 27, 2023, at the CityLights Church, officiated by Mark Chanasyk.

Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to Hastings Lake Bible Camp or the Cross Cancer Institute.

To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com

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Victor “Frenchie” Tremblay

November 8, 1952 ~ January 17, 2023

Victor was born on November 8, 1952 in Hearst, Ontario to Joseph and May Tremblay. He was the youngest of four boys.

Victor moved to Alberta in 1970, where he had numerous jobs until he finally settled down in Camrose in 1974. This is where he met Shirley and they married on September 18, 1976. They had only one daughter Gina. Even though their marriage ended in 2001, they remained a supportive family.

He started working at the steel plant in 1978, where he continued until his retirement in the early 2000s.

He is survived by his daughter “the kid” Gina (Denis Thibodeau); grandsons “Pooh Bear” Daymon and “Weagers” Teajen; one brother Les (Debbie) Tremblay of Airdrie; and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Victor was predeceased by both parents; and brothers Douglas, and Fred.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2023, at Burgar Memorial Chapel with Rev. Brian Hunter officiating.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Victor’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.

To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com

Phone 780-672-2121

“Dedicated service since 1906”

Over 110 years of dedicated service

Jim Jury

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, Mr. Jim Jury of Wainwright and formerly of Camrose, Alberta, passed away at his home, at Points West Living, Wainwright, Alberta, at the of 95 years.

Jim is survived by his loving family; his wife of nearly 70 years, Clarice Jury of Wainwright, Alberta; his children, Darla Joudrey of Wainwright, Darren (Patsy) Jury of Wainwright; grandchildren, Jimmy-Lee (Morgan) Joudrey, Dustin Joudrey, Grady (Marissa) Joudrey, Brennen (Kendall) Jury, Crystal (Kyle) Penner, Kayla (Jesse Lambert) Jury; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Lacey, Reva, Natalie, Andrew, Kaysen, Nixon, Jackson.; sister-in-law, Thelma Jury; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

He is predeceased by his parents, Alice and Fredrick Jury; and numerous siblings.

A funeral service for the late Mr. Jim Jury took place Saturday, January 28, 2023 from the Church of the Nazarene, Wainwright, Alberta at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Ryan Wood officiating.

Clifford George Rost

February 4, 1947 ~ January 18, 2023

Clifford George Rost of Camrose, formerly of Ponoka and Hay Lakes, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at the age of 75 years.

He is survived by one daughter; two sons; several grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; and his nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Elsie and George Rost; brother Arthur Rost; sister and brother-in-law Marlene and Ernie Wahl; and niece Faye Wahl Klonteig.

A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to Our Saviour Lutheran Church – Hay Lakes, or to a charity of one’s choice.

To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com

Phone 780-672-2121

“Dedicated service since 1906”

In loving memory of Glatiotis, Kenneth 1923 ~ 2023

It is with sadness that the Glatiotis family announces that Kenneth Glatiotis, 99, of Nanaimo, BC passed away on January 17th, 2023.

Ken resided in Camrose, Alberta, operating the Camrose Auto Service Ford dealership until his retirement and relocation to the West Coast in Nanaimo. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II, and he was a longtime member of several community organizations including the Masons, Shriners, and various Rotary clubs.

Ken was also a long-standing member of the Nanaimo Jonaco Hobby Club, instructing others in Lapidary and Faceting.

Ken was predeceased by his wife Irene and daughter Cherrie Spencer. He is survived by his two sons Randall Glatiotis of Armstrong, and Kevin Glatiotis of Victoria. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ken has requested that there be no formal service.

The family would like to thank all those in the community who cared for him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, January 31, 2023 – Page 23 For more information on The Camrose Booster Obituary Page, contact your funeral director or the Camrose Booster
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Council supports grant application

During the January 9 City of Camrose regular council meeting, council made a motion authorizing administration to apply for the Northern and Regional Economic Development Program Grant with a portion of the funding to be used for the Trail Master Plan, and a second motion authorizing Mayor PJ Stasko to draft a letter in support of the Northern and Regional Economic Development (NRED) Program Grant that commits the City up to $40,000 in funding to be included in the previous motion.

City of Camrose Community Development general manager Patricia MacQuarrie presented the request for decision from council on the NRED Program Grant, explaining the process of the grant application and how the subsequent funding process would work.

According to MacQuarrie, the application for the grant for items contained within the approved 2023 budget would be in the amount of $33,750 with $33,750 matching funding coming from the Economic Development budget, as approved in the 2023 City of Camrose Operating Budget.

The letter of support would indicate a commitment by the City to provide the $33,750 in matching funding to be included in the application.

City of Camrose deputy city manager Kim Isaak explained the eligible expenses that would be included in the funding. “The Northern Regional Development Grant would apply for the first three months of employment for the new Economic Development position, creation of a Destination Development Plan focusing on events attraction, development of tourism materials and training for staff.”

MacQuarrie further explained, “This is a new grant that the government of Alberta just released in December. The new Economic Development position is eligible for matching funding up to $12,500. That is where we started building this application from and from there can expand out to a bunch of the tourism regulated items because that position is focused on tourism.”

MacQuarrie said that the request before council was for items already contained in the budget and were supported by the 2023 Operating Budget. “However, it became apparent that one of the items we could potentially apply for would be the Trail Master Plan

that we talked about during budget deliberations. I know that wasn’t an item that was approved as operating budget, but because the other funds related to that project were coming from an external source, we could partner with the external source through this program and fund that Trail Master Plan through this grant program.

“If we do end up partnering with the Trail Master Plan, it would add that community partnership and change the request to include that amount.”

Mayor PJ Stasko asked what the City’s contribution is for the Trail Master Plan.

MacQuarrie replied that originally the funding model was $60,000, which included $20,000 from the Ski Club, $20,000 raised through Community donations and $20,000 from the City. “That didn’t make our budget, but our $20,000 contribution would come through this grant.”

Council Joy-Anne Murphy inquired as to how the matching would work specifically.

MacQuarrie replied that $20,000 would be coming from the grant, and $40,000 coming from the community partnership. “They would have to supply a letter indicating they would be paying the $40,000.

Councillor Murphy indicated she would support the request for application for the grant.

Councillor David Francoeur spoke in favour of applying for the grant.

City of Camrose manager Malcolm Boyd clarified the motion in support of the grant application. “It may be worthy of having confirmation from this council that they not only support the grant application, but use of it for that purpose (Trail Master Plan).”

Councillor Francoeur said, “There must be a way that we can steer these grant funds so that it does not create precedent going forward.”

Boyd said that the City is obligated to report on the use of the grant and that the grant funds are used for the things the City indicated they would be used for in the application. “The only concern I have by collaborating with the Club in the creation of this Trail Master Plan, is then the master plan itself will have actions to create or build more trails, which this council or future councils may feel obligated to fund.”

Francoeur asked, “Do we not have a lot of different plans that we may have to sometimes delay for an

extended period of time until we do have the funds to action them?”

Boyd replied yes and that the Council of the Day always has control over the Capital Budget of the Day.

Councillor Hoveland inquired about the timeline of spending the funds from the grant.

MacQaurrie replied that the grant funds would have to be spent in two years. “The funding announcements are expected in March 2023, so they would have to be spent in March 2025.”

Councillor Don Rosland asked if MacQuarrie



had been in contact with the Ski Club regarding this matter.

MacQuarrie replied no, that she wanted to speak to council first. “The Ski Club was heavily involved in the business cases presented to council in November.”

Councillor Lucas Banack said that as long as the Ski Club is aware that nothing may happen for the next few years, he was in favour of applying for the grant.

The NRED Program funds initiatives that support economic development and will achieve tangible and impactful results in

one or more of the following priority areas:

• investment in economic development infrastructure

• business supports

• labour force attraction and retention

• tourism planning, capacity building and infrastructure

• economic development capacity building.

Council approved a motion to apply for the grant, including the Trail Master Plan, with no more than $40,000 to come from the City contribution.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, January 31, 2023 – Page 24
Murray Green, Camrose Booster Square 1 Studios held a grand opening of the business at #2, 4904-50 Street with Mayor PJ Stasko cutting the ribbon. From left to right, lead stylist Tara Vanderwal, Downtown Camrose member Lana Gunderson, city councillor Joy-Anne Murphy, new owner Morgan Adekeye, Chamber of Commerce executive director Sharon Anderson, Mayor Stasko, city business development coordinator Kevin Johnson, owner Moasuru Adekeye, master stylist Caroline Lavoue and councillor Don Rosland. The beauty salon also sells plus size women’s clothing. Murray Green, Camrose Booster Kelly Davies and Barry Collier were busy creating ice sculptures around Downtown Camrose on January 23 and 24. The ice sculptures are located throughout the downtown area on Main Street.
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THE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP will be held at St. Mary’s Hospital, Covenant Health

February 23 to April 13

To register, please contact Shelly Dalueg at 780-679-2793 or email shelly.dalueg@ covenanthealth.ca

Participation is free of charge.


CLUB – dance will be held again on February 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Located at Mirror Lake Centre, 5415-49 Avenue, Camrose. The admission is $15 each and includes lunch. The band for this dance is The Fugitives. Please come and join us for a great time. For more information, please call Lawrence Baker 780-226-5861.


– Annual General Meeting, February 16 at 6 p.m. at Sparling Manor (5111-52 Avenue, Camrose). Everyone welcome. We are accepting applications for new board members.

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



DOG – Has been an outside farm dog. For more info call 780-679-5994.


WILL ACCEPT OLD VEHICLES, machinery, scrap iron, etc. Car batteries (will pay for). Call 780-686-5211.




is seeking an experienced person on a cow/calf grain farm. Livestock and mechanical skills preferred but willing to train if necessary. Close to schools; housing provided; great working atmosphere.

Please forward your resumé to info@justamerefarms.com or call 780-360-2707.

INSERTER – To assemble

Boosters and flyer packages

Mondays, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.;

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (or until work is done). Lots of lifting and arms in constant motion. Crew of very nice ladies to work with. Call Andrea, 780672-3142.


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


SELF-INKING STAMPS –Every shape, size, and colour. We deliver, right to your office. Camrose Booster Ltd., 4925-48 St., Camrose. Call us at 780-672-3142.


Don’t put off those projects any longer! Give me a call and we can plan together.

Devin Meakins, Ph. 780-853-1080


Potable Water Hauling

Residential, Commercial, Oilfield Gerald and Marla Steinwand, Owners PHONE 780-679-9134


Local and long distance moving Storage Insured and bonded Where your business is appreciated

780- 672-5242, Camrose


Tues. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thurs. Evening and Sat.: By Appointment

Closed: Sun., Mon. and Holidays

Please call 780- 672-4793




NOW UPLOADED TO The Camrose Booster Website DAILY!


SPACE – located in high traffic, southerly area of Main Street, Camrose. Generous 1,664 sq. ft. of prime space at 4868-50 Street. Nicely decorated, air conditioned. $14.34/sq. ft./year, plus share of property taxes, utilities, waste removal and insurance, boils out to $2,812.16 all-in monthly. Available immediately. Call Blain or Don at 780-672-3142, the fairest, most reasonable people in the business.

BRAND NEW 2-BEDROOM – one bath bi-level units available. Located close to hospital and downtown. Rent plus utilities with water included. No smokers, partiers or pets. 780608-8315 to enquire.

2-BEDROOM APARTMENT – In excellent condition! Perfect for seniors. The suite has stove, fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer, blinds and one parking stall. Heat, water, garbage pick up, Telus TV and internet included. Building has an elevator and social room. No smoking building. Call 780-678-2621 for more info or to set up a viewing.

STORAGE SPACE – in Downtown Camrose. Secure, clean, dry, heated storage space on main floor in office building. Easy access. 124 sq. ft. $200/mo. Available immediately. Call Blain or Don at 780-672-3142, the fairest, most reasonable people in the business.


SPACE – 2400 sq. ft., self-contained, two washrooms, kitchen, lots of windows. New tenant may sublet to others. $1,995/mo. 780608-5032.


Unique floor plan includes 2 balconies, in-suite laundry. Close to downtown, college area. $1100/ mo., $1100 DD includes heat, water. No smoking, no pets. Call Beckie at 587-557-9142.

ROOMS FOR RENT in the Scotney and Jacqueline character homes. Both are 2.5 blocks from university in Camrose. Clean, quiet and bright. Rent is $495 - $600 monthly plus DD and includes WiFi, utilities, recycle pick-up, yard care and snow removal. Partially furnished w/ shared laundry. (Some rooms are fully furnished for international students.) This is an affordable, quality accommodation that fills quickly. (Some rooms still available.) No partiers, smokers or pets allowed. Reduced rate over the summer for students. Please call Dave P., 780678-6163.

SUPER LARGE, SUPER QUIET – Second floor office in downtown Camrose! 340 sq. ft., former broadcast studio. $464.95/mo., all inclusive except communications and GST. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142 days, two of the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business!

1-BEDROOM SUITE –spacious and bright in a 4-plex apartment. Centrally located, clean, quiet, non-smoking building, no children, no pets. Brand new floors, paint, lighting, and appliances. In keeping with our existing tenant profile, we are inviting inquiries from mature adults. $875 per month rent includes heat and water. Phone 780-679-7090.


SPACE – for lease. Ground floor plus basement. Prime location on busy corner, 5001-50 Street. 2950 sq. ft., plus +/– 1500 sq. ft. in basement. Nicely decorated, a/c, new roof. $2700 plus triple net. 780-608-5222 for details. Our thanks to Fringe Benefits for being a wonderful tenant. We wish them great success.


Sunny and clean bi-level duplex available for rent immediately. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 appliances, finished basement, single car garage with plenty of parking available. Rent plus utilities. Pets may be considered. Please contact Karen 780-288-5178 for viewing.



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!


Generous 794 sq. ft. suite, suitable for two, three or more staff. Includes two private offices. Located in Downtown Camrose. Main floor, easily accessible, bright, quiet. $1,668.06/mo. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142 days, two of the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business.


2016 ENERGY CONSERVATION HOME – Zero step, 1,632 sq. ft. 2 bedrooms/den, 2 bathrooms; in-floor heating; 24’x36’ garage; 5 acres, fenced. $514,500. 780-888-7011.


J.D.’s WINTER SPECIALS! Asst. of serviced snow blowers! starting from $295 and up. Beat the rush –get your blower serviced. 780-679-3414

ALPACA YARN – 80/20. Four colours: white, grey, brown, caramel. $18/skein. 780-608-5032.


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!


MOVING SALE – February 1 to February 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 4603-57 Street.


2007 JEEP COMPASS –light brown, optional 4-wheel drive. Well maintained. $6000 or any reasonable cash offer. 780226-4087.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, January 31, 2023 – Page 26
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Hockey Vikings sweep Portage

The Augustana Vikings compete in the 2022-23 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.


Augustana Vikings collected four points on the weekend as they swept the Portage Voyageurs 5-1 and 5-4 in overtime on January 20 and 21.

In the first contest, the Vikings and Portage didn’t score until the second period when Jaxon Georget broke the ice for Augustana. Jack Hamly and Jase Smalcel added goals a minute apart later in the middle frame.

After a Quintin Sudom tally, Portage scored its only goal. Ben Stollery, on a power play, closed out the scoring.

Goalie Daniel Moody stopped 33 of 34 shots he faced. Augustana recorded 40 shots on goal.

In the rematch, Augustana needed an overtime marker from Jake Gudjonson to collect the two points.

This time the opening period was filled with scoring as Portage took a 3-2 lead after 20 minutes. Jacob Charko and Colby Wolter scored for the Vikings.

Augustana scored twice in the middle frame and Portage once to be knotted up at 4-4. Hamly and Smalcel with the equalizer supplied the scoring.

Goalie Rett Rook made 39 saves on 43 shots. Augustana had 48 shots on goal.

The Vikings sit in third place with 20 points after 16 games and a 9-6-1-1 record.

The next home game is on February 10 at 7 p.m. when the SAIT Trojans are in Camrose.


The Augustana women’s and men’s basketball teams enjoyed a week off.

The women’s team is in third place with 16 points and an 8-4 record.

The Vikings are in fourth place with 12 points and a 6-6 record.

The next home games are on February 17 at 6 and 8 p.m. against the Medicine Hat Rattlers. They also play at 6 and 8 p.m. on February 18 against the Briercrest Clippers.


Augustana Vikings volleyball women’s team also had a week off.

The Vikings are in fourth place with 18 points and a 9-4 record.

The men’s team is in seventh place with no points and an 0-13 record.

Augustana Vikings host the NWP (Grande Prairie)


Tenders are invited for t he purchase of t he following proper t ies located immediatel y West of t he Village of Forest burg on Highway 53. The proper t ies are legall y described as:






Contains approximatel y 119 acres arable land, house (bungalow of 1,536 square feet, built in 1979), two 2-car detached garages, one 45 x 70 quonset, 2 metal grain bins, 3 barns and dugout and one power line paying annual rental.

Access from Range Road 153.










PL AN 5373AS


Approximatel y 134 acres arable land. Two power line towers paying annual rental. Access from Range Road 153.










Approximatel y 57 acres arable land. Two power line towers and one abandoned, but not reclaimed, sur face lease site paying annual rental. No direct access to this proper ty.

2023 proper ty taxes will be paid in full by any successful purchaser wit hout adjustment. No adjustment will be made for any sur face lease /rental income recei ved prior to closing date. Any successful purchaser will recei ve any/all future sur face lease payments after closing date.

Tenders must be for t he purchase of both SE 9-42-15 W4 and NE 9-42-15 W4 as t here is no direct access to NE 9-42-15 W4.

Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “ Weber Tender ”, wit h tenderer ’s GST number and accompanied by a cer tified cheque or bank draf t made payable to Andreassen Bor t h in trust for 5% of the total amount of the tender and must be deli vered before 12:00 noon on Februar y 10, 2023 to t he offices of Andreassen Bor t h, Barristers and Solicitors, 5014-50 Street, P.O. Box 727, Killam, Alber ta T0B 2L0.

The balance of the purchase price shall be paid to Andreassen Bor t h on or before March 10, 2023. The sellers and any successful purchaser will share t he cost of G AP Tit le Insurance to complete t he purchase. Any purchaser obtaining mor tgage financing will be responsible for payment of Title Insurance required by their mor tgage financing. Tenders are irrevocable and shall remain open unt il dealt wit h by the offices of Andreassen Bor t h. Tenders will not be opened in public. If a successful tenderer does not complete t he purchase af ter acceptance of that tender, t heir deposit shall be forfeited to t he owners. The highest or any tender will not necessaril y be accepted. The owners reser ve the right to reject any and all tenders. Deposits recei ved from any unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to t hem by regular mail.

The current tenant shall have t he right of first refusal on any tender bid the owners are willing to accept For fur t her informat ion, or to arrange an appointment to view t he subject proper ty, please call Larr y Weber at 780-884-1959.

Wolves on February 3 at 6 and 8 p.m. for the next home games.


The Vikings women’s curling team went 3-2 for second place and a total of 7-3 in the yearly standings.

The men’s team placed

Class 1 Driver

We are seeking Safet y Orientated Professional Class

1 Drivers to join our team, we are o ering consistent year-round employment ,

Job Responsibilities:

Providing deliver y of propane to our site, and bulk lubrication products to variet y of customers, Industrial (oil and gas well and compressor sites), Commercial, and Automotive.

Bene ts:

• O er competitive salar y

• Annual paid vacation

• Medical and dental bene ts ( available)

• Weekends o

Job Requirements:

• MUST have at least 5 years’ truck driving experience/Class 1

• O highway experience and chain up

• MUST have Bulk Liquid experience

• Alber ta Driver License Class 1 with air brakes

• Abilit y to drive manual transmission

• This position may require 1-2 nights of overnight travel per week during the busy season

• Clean driver’s abstract

• Good customer ser vice skills and friendly demeanor

• Candidate must be legally eligible to work in Canada

• Proof of full vaccination

• First Aid

• H2S Alive

Available Job Positions: Full -time

Send application in con dence to: b.mayer@rossdistributors.ca



Camros e Coun ty is currentl y a cceptin g applications for th e positio n of Eq uipmen t Operator 2. Re po rt in g to th e Assistan t Manage r of Public Wo rk s an d La bour Fore man, th e Seasonal Eq uipmen t Operator 2 is re sponsibl e to assist th e La bour Crew an d is re sponsibl e for a combinatio n of labour ta sk s as well as th e operatio n of assigned equipmen t for th e main te nanc e of coun ty right of ways , hamlets, bridge fi le projec ts an d genera l infrastructu re To se e a descriptio n of this position an d how to appl y, pleas e visi t ou r we bsite at : ht tp s: //coun ty.c am ro se .a b.ca/w or k- in-cam ro se -count y/ empl oy ment-oppor tunities /


Estate of CORY MICHAEL SKINNER, who died on April 7, 2022.

If you have a claim against this estate, you must f ile your claim by Friday, March 3, 2023, with WAYNE THRONDSON, K.C., at Fielding & Company LLP, Suite 100, 4918-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S3.

If you do not f ile by the date above, the estate pr oper ty can law fully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have


Estate of the late JOSIE JORDAN, late of Camrose, Alber ta, who died on October 21, 2022.

first with a 3-0 record and a 6-2 overall record. The Winter Regional Bonspiel was held on January 20 to 22 hosted by Concordia in Edmonton.

The championships are hosted by Lakeland March 3 to 5.

If you have a claim against t his estate, you must f ile your claim by March 2, 2023, and provide details of your claim with STEPHEN K AMBEIT Z LLP of Farnham West Stolee Kambeit z LLP Barristers and Solicitors at 5016-52 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1V7.

If you do not f ile by the date above, the estate proper ty can law fully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, January 31, 2023 – Page 27

Summar y of Position:

Flagsta Count y is recruiting for the temp orar y full-time term p osition of


Repor ting direc tly to the Corporate Ser vices Direc tor, the Accounting Clerk/Receptionist position is responsible to per form accounts payable and reception duties as outlined below.

Some key responsibilities are as follows:

1. Provide main receptionist duties including ser ving customers, answering incoming calls and provide assistance where necessar y.

2. Ensure good public relations are maintained by responding to inquiries and/or complaints in a professional manner

3. Complete and balance cash receipts batches and bank deposits

4. Review all accounts payable invoices for appropriate documentation, coding and approval

5. Prepare accounts payable invoices for cheque issuance and distribution; ensure all necessar y repor ts, backups, printing of cheques and vouchers are completed

6. Complete incoming and outgoing mail including fax correspondence.

7. Maintain administration department ling, including Laser che, to ensure an orderly and e cient ling system, including archiving and records clean up/destruction.

Quali cations:

1. One (1) year post-secondar y education in accounting, business/o ce administration or equivalent experience.

2. Excellent customer service skills to communicate e ec tively with custom-ers in a diplomatic, positive and professional manner

3. Pro cienc y in Microsoft O ce applications as well as preferred experience with accounting software.

4. Excellent communication, organizational and accuracy skills with the ability to per form a variet y of tasks and prioritize e ec tively to meet deadlines

5. Ability to handle con dential information in an ethical and professional manner

6. Ability to establish and maintain e ec tive working relationships in the course of work, including the abilit y to work cooperatively in a team environ-ment as well as independently.

7. Knowledge of local government procedures and experience in a municipal environment will be an asset

Position Type: Temporar y Term Position (12-18 months)

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 7 hours/day, 35 hours/week

S alar y Range: $54,324.11-$66,811.77

Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is selected

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resumé along with a cover letter by mail or email to:

Flagsta County 12435 TWP RD 442, PO Box 358, Sedgewick, AB TOB 4CO

Contac t: Deb Brodie, Corporate Ser vices Direc tor

Email: dbrodie@ agsta .ab.ca Phone: 78O-384-41O9

For the full job description please visit: www. agsta .ab.ca

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in Flagstaff Count y; however, only those chosen for an inter view will be contacted.

Sales Representat ive

The Soap Stop is accepting applications for a sales position. The successful candidate will manage an established, mature customer base in central Alber ta. They will use their exceptional customer ser vice skills and comprehensive cleaning knowledge to provide the high level of ser vice on which our customers have to come rely on. The job requires self-motivation, dependabilit y, with a strong work ethic and attention to detail.

We o er an industr y competitive, commission-based wage, work vehicle, and a business that cares for its employees. As a local, family-run business, we believe in taking care of our customers as well as the people we work with, and have been doing so since 1983.

If this sounds like the right t for you, please submit a resume to Mr. Greg Grose c/o The Soap Stop. Resumes will be accepted at the store until Februar y 11th, 2023 (no emails please). We appreciate all interest , but only those selected for an inter view will be contacted.

Janitorial and Industrial Cleaning Supplies

5011-46 Street, Camrose

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Camros e Coun ty is currentl y a cceptin g applications for th e positio n of a seasonal ro adside main te nanc e Grader Operator Re po rt in g to th e Ro ad Superintendent th e Ro adside Main te nanc e Grader Operator is re sponsibl e for th e specialized main te nanc e of Coun ty ro ads. Re sponsibilities will includ e th e main te nanc e of ex isting ro ad s th ro ug h mowing, gravel recl aiming , slop e recontouring an d re quired grader main te nance. This positon’s re sponsibilities may also includ e brushing , summer pa tch graveling, mino r construction projec ts , an d winter snowplowing.

To se e a descriptio n of this position an d how to appl y, pleas e visi t ou r we bsite at : ht tp s: //coun ty.c am ro se .a b.ca/w or k- in-cam ro se -count y/ empl oy ment-oppor tunities /

Kodiaks take out Grizzlys

Camrose Kodiaks defeated the Olds Grizzlys 3-1 in Alberta Junior Hockey League action, January 21.

Olds netted the first tally in the opening period before the Kodiaks bounced back in the middle frame. Ryan Sullivan scored to tie the game.

Captain Callum Gau garnered the game winner on the power play later in the second.

In the third, Owen Dean scored shorthanded to put the game out of reach.

Kodiaks goalie Freddie Halyk stopped 22 of 23 shots. Camrose fired 28 shots at the Olds net.

A bad second period was the difference in the 5-2 loss to the Calgary Canucks on January 20.

The teams exchanged markers in the opening period with Noah Alvarez collecting the Camrose goal.


Camros e Coun ty is currentl y a cceptin g applications for multiple Summer positions for th e followin g depa rt ments:

• Ag Se rv ices

• Assessment

• Pa rk s

• Public Wo rk s

• WDML Regional La nd fi ll

If yo u have a vali d Clas s 5 Driver ’s Licence, a st ro ng wo rk ethic, wo rk both independentl y an d within a te am enviro nmen t an d enjoy wo rkin g outdoors we may have a positio n for yo u.

To se e a descriptio n of this position an d how to appl y, pleas e visi t ou r we bsite at :

ht tp s: //coun ty.c am ro se .a b.ca/w or k- in-cam ro se -count y/ empl oy ment-oppor tunities /


Journeyman Gas Fitter/Plumber

An kerton Gas Co-op Ltd., Bawl f, AB is hiri ng for a Journeyman Gas Fitter/Plu mber for a permanent full ti me position The successf ul ca nd idate will have natura l gas appl ia nce instal lation and repa ir experience. Gas Dist ribution ex perience will be preferred and considered a major asset. Indust ry Safety certif icat ions will also be an asset. Pa rt icipat ion in af ter hours ca ll out is requ ired.

An kerton Gas Co-op of fers a comprehensive benefit package and pension plan

Dead li ne for appl icat ions is Ja nuar y 31, 2023 Please submit a resu mé and sa la ry expectat ion via emai l to an kerton@syban net or fa x to 780-373-24 66 Ankerton Gas Co-op thanks all applicants; howe ver, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


To Chelsea Enokson and Daniel Risbridger, of Camrose, a son on January 12.

To Dona-merie

Campbell and Nick Choboter, of Camrose, a daughter on January 13.

To Stephanie Solverson and Daniel Hebberth, of Camrose, a daughter on January 17.

Calgary scored three in the middle frame before they again exchanged goals in the third period. Ty Hodge scored for the Kodiaks.

Goalie Halyk turned away 35 of the 39 shots he faced in the first two periods. Liam Bechthold played the third and stopped eight of nine shots. Camrose recorded 31 shots on goal.

Camrose hosts the Drumheller Dragons at 7 p.m. on February 7, Drumheller again at 7 p.m. on February 11, Whitecourt Wolverines at 7 p.m. on February 14.

Bear facts

AJHL introduced the Giuseppe AJHL Greatest Teammate Award. Each of the 16 clubs nominated a player from their team as the Greatest Teammate. The selected players will submit a short video on what it means to be a teammate with one player from both the north and south division receiving a $500 scholarship as Giuseppe AJHL Greatest Teammate. The Camrose nomination is Owen Dean.


Sheila Ann Banack Landry of Hay Lakes, formerly of Bawlf, on January 20, at 60 years of age.

Yvonne Mavis Kuttnick of Camrose, formerly of Redcliff, on January 21, at 74 years of age.

Robin Chandler of Camrose, on January 22, at 74 years of age.

George Thomas Meyer of Camrose, on January 22, at 90 years of age.

Allan Peter Kerr of Camrose, on January 24, at 87 years of age.

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4925-48 St., Camrose AB T4V 1L7

Internet is not a play station

Keep you and your family safe from the Internet.

Wetaskiwin/Camrose RCMP remind parents to be involved in their child’s online interactions.

“The Wetaskiwin/Camrose RCMP Detachment has noticed an increase in child luring and explicit material being transmitted over online social media platforms,” said Const. Cory Schultz.

Here are a few tips to help keep children safe. Be involved in what your tween is doing.

Set up parental controls, use filtering software and set limits on your children’s use of devices.

Reinforce the expectation you’ll monitor their online activities.

Have regular conversations with your tween about healthy relationships and how to build closer relationships with someone.

Provide a standard of measure for healthy relationships and healthy sexuality your tween can compare to when trying to make sense of mass media messages.

Talk openly with your tween about the hidden negative messages in media (e.g., gender stereotypes and the glorification of violence, sexual harm, power and control).

Explain to your tween that older teenagers and adults should not try to become friends with or give sexual attention to tweens. If this occurs, they should tell a safe adult.

Discuss how confiding and sharing personal issues or situations online with the wrong person could leave someone open to manipulation and mistreatment.

Teach your tween how to get out of conversations when they feel uncomfortable.

Remind your tween they can always talk to you if they need your help, at any point in a difficult situation, without worrying about getting into trouble.

“We are asking that we all do our part to keep children safe. For more information visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca Youth Safety. Also visit www.protectkidsonline.ca ,” said Const. Schultz.

Batt le R iver Power Coop is a cooperative electri c ut ilit y i n Centra l Alber ta supplying electricit y to a bout 870 0 rural members . We have a sta of a bout 63 employees engaged i n al l aspects of p ower d istribution from i nstallatio n to maintenance to b illing , al l administered from t he same o ce near C amrose , Alber ta

Utility Billing Depa rtment Customer Service Representative

Gene ral S umma ry :

o Record t imel y a n d a ccurate d at a e ntr y i n respec t to paym ents , m eter read s a n d d e posit s

o Cus tome r ser vice, a nswe r i nquiries a n d h andl e complaints

o Requi re d to follow t h e a pprove d C omplianc e Pla n a nd al l t raining m aterials , policy a n d p rocedure s fo r t he Ba tt l e R ive r W ire s D ivis io n Regulate d R ate O pt io n a nd th e B at tl e R ive r E nerg y D ivis io n A l ia ted Rate O pt io n

o Produce b ill s a ccurately i n a t imel y m anne r

Quali c ations :

o S tron g i nterpersona l c ommunications a n d cus tome r se rv ic e s ki ll s

o E xperienc e in a n electrical u tili ty b illing o r background i n a u tilit y e nv ironmen t woul d be a s tron g a sset

o C apable of w or king to d eadlin e i n a f as t- pace d multitasking e nv ironment

o Training i n t h e following a re as: C od e of C onduct A l ia ted Ret aile r Training , FOI P & PIPA , E xc el

o K nowledge of V8 C ompute r S yste m

o Tea m Playe r

Hour s o f O peration : H our s of o peration a re 8 :0 0 a m to

4:3 0 p m , M onday t hroug h Friday

Sa lar y a n d B ene t s: B at tl e R ive r Powe r C oo p o e r s a competitive s alar y, a tt ractive bene t s a n d a posit ive wor k enviro nment . T h e s ta rt in g s alar y fo r t hi s positio n w il l be b ased u po n t h e exp erienc e a n d q uali c ation s of t he successfu l c andidate

Applications : Q uali e d a pplicant s a re e ncouraged to submi t a c ove r l et ter a n d cur re n t resum é v i a e mail o r to t he addres s below by Friday, Februar y 3 , 2023 a t 4:0 0 p m We appreciate and consider all applications ; however only those selected for an interview will be contacte d.

Please submi t you r resum é to:

Ba tt l e R ive r Powe r C oo p

Attention: H uma n Resou rc es Box 1420, C am ro se, A B T4V 1X3 Fa x : 780 -672-7969

Email : valerie.king@brpowe r.coop

Glass Technician

Crystal glass is an all Canadian, employee-owned company established in 1949. We are the largest glass company located across Western Canada with 51 retail, 12 warehouses and 2 manufacturing locations and growing. We provide great opportunities to all our employees.

General Duties

A Glass Technician’s primary job is to service the residential, commercial and automotive needs of our Crystal Glass customers.


We have a great work environment and recognized safety program as well as an in-house training program with multiple levels of certification.

Competitive wages are based on experience and performance.

We have a comprehensive benefit package, as well as ESP company ownership (shares) which is fully funded by Crystal Glass.

If you are serious about a career in the glass business, take advantage of all the opportunities Crystal Glass has to o er.

Please forward all resumés to George.parnall@crystalglass.ca

Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission

Box 540, 5029-51 Avenue Ryley AB, Canada T0B 4A0 780-663-2019 or 1-866-333-3791 Fax 780-663-2050

Email: info@hwy14water.ca



Changes to rates are as follows:

• Distribution Commodit y Rate has been increased from $4.966/m3 to $5.160/m3.

• Bulk Commodit y Rate has been increased from $4.196/m3 to $4.360/m3.

• Distribution Fixed Rate has been increased from $40.80 per month to $42.39 per month.

• Truck Fill Rate has been increased from $5.993/m3 to $6.227/m3.

The Highway 14 Regional Water Ser vices Commission previously implemented the transmission pipeline fixed charge, customers will see the updated rate change on their March month end water bills.

Rates will change as follows:

• Urban Rate has been increased from $6.56 per month to $7.16 per month

• Rural Rate has been increased from $4.45 per month to $6.27 per month

• Rural (non -member) has been decreased from $10.04 per month to $5.05 per month

The Highway 14 Regional Water Ser vices Commission can be contacted at 1-866-333-3791 during regular office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Safety Coordinator

Battle River School Division is seek ing a Safety Coordinator to oversee the health and safe ty programs of the Division

This role includes conduc ting inspec tions, investigations, emergenc y preparedness, safety training and more

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of public sector safety, the abilit y to manage large volumes of paperwork and data, and experience with HSE information management systems. For more details about the position and how to ap ply, please see our website brsd.ab.ca/careers

If you have ques tions, please contac t Steve Snell, Director of Human Resources, at ssnell@brsd.ab.ca. Deadline to apply is Februa ry 3, 2023

A Criminal Re cord Ch eck is required for this position. Thank you for your interest. Those selected for further consideration will be contac ted.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster Rotary Camrose publicity chair Christina Rebus, left, presents Chase The Ace charity of choice with $1,360 for winning the draw. Bailey Theatre Society president Colleen Nelson accepted the funds.

Crush get ready for playoffs

By Murray Green Camrose Crush defeated the Devon Barons 5-2 to lock down second place in the North Central Hockey League standings, January 21.

RJ Reed led the charge on offence with two goals and an assist. After a Devon goal, Reed went to work with his first tally to square things off at 1-1 after 20 minutes. Reed supplied

the only tally in the middle frame.

In the third, Cullen Bradshaw, Ryley Bennefield and Cole Gibson added insurance markers, while the Barons scored one goal.

Goalie Connor Dobberthien stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced in the Crush net. Camrose fired a whopping 55 shots at the Devon netminder.

Lacombe clinched first place (and the President’s Cup) and Camrose grabbed second place with their win over Devon, giving both teams a first round bye in the Vanberg Cup playoffs.

Crush notes

RJ Reed leads the Crush in points with 26. Bennefield has collected 15 goals and 24 points for second in scoring on the team.

Central Agencies Realty Home of the Week

Charming New Norway Duplex

Located in the charming town of New Norway only 20 minutes from Camrose, this newer three-bedroom duplex offers plenty of living space for the growing family, and the smaller community is a great place for children to grow up.

A quaint front porch welcomes you home and is an ideal place to enjoy your morning or evening beverage. Beautiful hardwood flooring leads you into the living room where a seating arrangement can be placed around the large front window to enjoy warm natural light.

Follow through the open concept living room to the stunning kitchen featuring crisp white shaker cabinets accented with dark counter tops, stainless appliances, an area for a coffee bar and a spacious corner pantry.

A two-piece bathroom on the main floor is handy for guests, and a patio door off the eating area leads out to the deck overlooking the backyard.

Sascha Dressler

Retreat upstairs at the end of the day to a spacious primary suite with a walk-in closet and nicely updated three-piece en suite. Two more bedrooms and a four-piece bathroom are perfect spaces for the children.

Downstairs, a huge family room with a built-in gas fireplace feature wall will be the gathering place for family to cozy up and watch movies or play games.

You will enjoy sitting around the firepit on the outdoor patio area, and will especially love the double detached heated garage. No scraping or wiping off snow in the winter.

Take advantage of the small town perks while still living close to the amenities of the city with this wonderful property. Both of the separate units at 221 Main Street, New Norway are available, each priced at $247,500

For a private viewing, contact Sascha Dressler at:

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

An angel asked God what He was doing

“I’m making Canadians,” He said.

“Awww, they’re so nice!” said the angel.

“Oh yeah? Watch this,” said God, as He dropped a hockey puck

“How do you look so young?”

Women: “Botox, charcoal face masks, serums, chemical peels, eye cream, exfoliating, moisturizing…”

Men: “I wash my face with shampoo.”

My husband and I get up at the same time in the morning

Me: Puts the dog out, showers, gets dressed, puts on makeup, curls hair, gets kids up and dressed, makes co ee, makes break fast , makes the kids’ lunches, star ts the dishwasher

Husband: Goes to the bathroom

I was just thinking back to when “a new hip joint” meant someplace I wanted to go on Friday night

My wife asked me to stop singing “I’m A Believer” by the Monkees because she found it annoying. At rst I thought she was kidding. But then I saw her face… I’m sorr y, but you can’t “always” be experiencing a higher volume of calls than average. That’s not how averages work

Finally gured out the reason I look so bad in photos. It’s my face.

I hate going to the grocer y store. I don’t understand how $5 + $3 + $1 + $6 + $2 + $9 equals $239.42. Shout- out to my printer for having a complete meltdown because I made the unprecedented and unreasonable request for it to print a document

But if I use the self checkout , who will see all of the pretentious food I bought ?

I found a recipe from Morocco for homemade dinner rolls. It called for fresh thyme, but mine was outdated. I used it anyway. You know, as I look back , I really like that old thyme Moroccan roll.

Ever notice when you lose the remote, you lose trust in everyone?

“Are you sitting on the remote?”


“Stand up!!!”

It’s like my mom always told me, “You might not be the dumbest guy in the world, but you better hope he doesn’t die.”

Been on a diet for t wo weeks and I’m proud to say I lost 14 days of happiness.

Remember when you could still refer to your knees as the right one and the lef t one instead of the good one and the bad one? Good times.

What do you call an overweight corgi? Low fat

We will never help anyone again! We are too kindhear ted or perhaps too naive. Yesterday, it was so cold out that we took a man into our home out of the kindness of our hear ts. We felt so sorr y for him, poor thing was standing sti and frozen out in the cold, but this morning, he had just vanished. Not a word, not even a goodbye or a thank you for sheltering him. The last straw was when we realized he had peed all over the oor! That’s the thank you we get for being good to people?!

Now we want to warn all our friends to watch out for this man. He is heav y set , wearing nothing but a scar f and a black top hat . He has a carrotlike nose, black beady eyes and his arms are skinny sticks. Do not bring him into your house!

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FOR LEASE GEMINI CENTRE, TURN KEY – 2104 sq. ft. FURNISHED! Board room, bull pen, 6 offices, reception. Top floor. EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS! Only $17.50/sq. ft. + common. A1190955 GEMINI CENTRE – GROUND FLOOR! … Exceptional street level unit: 2078 sq. ft. awesome location. Easy access. Superior design, superb visibility. Ask $23/sq. ft. + common. Call now! A1190017 CENTRAL AGENCIES REALTY Inc. 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; 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 centralagenciesrealty.com CAMROSE HOMES Don’t miss the featured Home of the Week on page 31! 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 $799,240 A1257274 END UNIT TOWNHOME CONDO … Close to schools and downtown core. Well maintained home w/vaulted ceilings, open concept living, beautiful bright Southern exposure in family room. 3 bdrm., 2 baths. This unit has so much to offer w/immediate possession! Asking $169,000 A2001218 4-BDRM. BUNGALOW … completely reno’d. Open concept MF w/stunning kitchen. Open plan bsmt. w/gas FP. Massive back yard w/RV parking w/30 amp service. Detached garage w/220 power. Nothing left to do but move in! Asking $369,000 A1245989 GLORIOUS 50+ CONDO … Very bright, vaulted ceiling, 3 bdrm., 3 baths, beautifully updated throughout. Lovely kitchen, primary bdrm. Upper floor bdrm. w/en suite and wonderful bonus space. A/C. Multi-level active lifestyle and one-level living options. Impressive home! Asking $299,900 A2003900 MODEL 1153 NON-BSMT. … Senior friendly. Beautiful bright open floor plan, 9’ ceilings. Huge great room, great kitchen, en suite, MF laundry. Covered patio, 25’x13.5’ garage all fin. You’ll love it! Asking $329,900 A1257768 The CAMROSE BOOSTER, January 31, 2023 – Page 32 BEAUTIFUL NEW BUNGALOW – VALLEYVIEW WEST by Battle River Homes … Wow! Dev. bsmt. and 26’x24’ garage, all finished. Close by parks and walking trails. Beautiful open plan, amazing kitchen, huge WT pantry, luxurious en suite and superb MF laundry. Cozy in-floor htg. Covered deck, RV parking option. Fin. w/ elegance! Asking $678,162 A2007538 BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW CONDO, CREEKVIEW LANDING … Senior friendly design. Exc. kitchen, granite, island, spacious dinette/living area. Superb en suite, den, MF laundry. Awesome bsmt., 9’ ceilings, cozy FP, huge family/games area, A/C. Att. garage and more. A great property and lifestyle! Asking $395,900 A2007131 EXCELLENT 159.85 ACRE FARM, BEAUTIFUL SETTING! Donalda area! Perfect for farming, small business, recreational or that country lifestyle! Ideal for equipment, trucks, horses and animals. Character 2086 sq. ft. 2-storey, lots of upgrades. 26’x28’ garage, 40’x72’ machine shed and 40’x28’ htd. workshop. Mixed: grain, hay and pasture. An excellent opportunity! Asking $825,000 A2008873 FARMS 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 $699,000 A1225251 GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY in New Norway! High quality 4-plex. Beautiful modern units, open concept living. Currently rented out for $900/mo. plus utilities. Strong rental market. Asking $569,000 A2011746 KINGMAN … Newly dev. lots. Choose from seven! Located on the edge of town. Starting at $27,500 A1156323, 6338, 6341, 6343, 6349 CHARMING CHARACTER HOME IN DAYSLAND with tons of upgrades! Full ext. upgrades – siding, windows, shingles, plus interior flooring, furnace, etc. Original trims, doors, hardwood floors. Full basement, 14’x22’ garage. Asking $245,000 A2010632 OUT OF TOWN GREAT FLEXIBLITY IN MAYERTHORPE OVER 23 ACRES ALONG HWY 43 Asking $230,000 CA0168666 GREAT INVESTMENT … or first time home buyer’s property! Solid home w/many recent upgrades incl. flooring throughout, shingles, electrical, int. paint, some windows and more! Asking $149,900 A2007047 BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW – CREEKVIEW 1641 sq. ft., 5 bdrm. Gorgeous kitchen w/tons of counter space. 9’ ceilings that lead to 11’ in dining area. MF laundry. Lower level has high ceilings, beautiful lge. windows. Oversize garage. Welcome home! Asking $529,900 A1240097 STYLISH CONDO in the heart of downtown, walking distance to Co-op and Mirror Lake. No maintenance living with triple pane windows, vaulted ceiling, vinyl plank flooring, a/c. 2 bedrooms, 3-pce. en suite, 4-pce. main bath. Basement for storage. Comes with an attached single garage and pad parking. Immediate possession. Asking $309,900 A2014038 COMMERCIAL 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 HWY FRONTAGE, NEW PRICE! HWY 56 FRONTAGE 6.05 acres in Millang Industrial Park. 3 phase power, gas available now. Edmonton city water is to be available in 2023. Zone Farmland at present. Last remaining lot! Asking $749,000 A2012048 2148 SQ. FT. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY close to 39 St. Front reception, bathrooms, lunch area, open bay. 24’x62’ with 14’x14’ door and sump. Exclusive space in fenced yard for use as well. Great building with immediate occupancy. A2009334 NEW TOWNHOUSE, VALLEYVIEW by Battle River Homes. Senior friendly design, no steps! Beautiful open floor plan, in-floor htg., 9’ ceilings. Exc. kitchen, quartz counter tops. Spacious living area, superb en suite. MF laundry room. 22.5’x11.5’ garage Epoxy flooring. You’ll love it! Asking $340,162 A2008314 GREAT FAMILY OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY Very clean 4-bdrm. duplex w/potential for a bsmt. suite! Good sized yard w/back alley access. Asking $189,900 A2005817 WOW! WALKOUT VILLAS - VALLEYVIEW WEST Location! Close to lake, parks, walking trails. Exc. presentation, fin. up and down. Artificial TURF, vinyl fencing. Gourmet kitcen, granite, spacious dinette, gorgeous LR, superb master/en suite, MF laundry. Exc. bsmt., in-floor htg., a/c. Awesome deck/ patio. 23’x20.5’ garage. It’s all done! Asking $529,162 A2015705 INVESTMENT WITH TWO INCOMES! Segregated entrance for lower level, common laundry space. 2 bdrm., 4-pce. bath upstairs. One bdrm. lower level has lge. windows for lots of natural light. Some reno’s complete. Lge. lot w/enough room to build garage. Cute and cozy! Asking $144,900 A2015675 Thursday, February 2 12:30 to 2:00 pm 6103 Valleyview Drive “New Valleyview Townhouse!” OPEN HOUSE BEAUTIFUL NEW ZERO STEP TOWNHOUSE Model 1229 non-bsmt. Senior friendly. Beautiful bright open floor plan, 9’ ceilings. Amazing kitchen, spacious great room, super master and en suite. MF laundry. Covered patio, 24’x20’ garage all fin. You’ll love it! Asking $359,900 A2006481 NEW NORWAY LOT … 65’ wide lot at the edge of town in Spartan Estates! Asking $50,000 A1122563 IMMACULATELY TAKEN CARE OF … 5 bdrm., 1183 sq. ft. bungalow in the Town of Daysland. Great LR w/updated bright window, lovely kitchen, reno’d bathroom, huge family room, add’l kitchen area in bsmt. 2 garages, huge landscaped yard, apple trees, garden, 10’x37’ covered area, plus so much more! Asking $229,900 A2016897 BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE TREED SETTING, CLOSE BY THE CITY OF CAMROSE … Perfect location, countryside views! 5.09 acres only 1/2 mile to City limits. 1332 sq. ft. 3-bdrm. bungalow, very well maintained and upgraded. Country style kitchen, spacious dinette, bright LR w/cozy FP. Awesome primary bdrm. Beautiful yard, fire pit area, garden, green house. Seacan. HardiePlank® siding, shingles, decking and more. Exc. opportunity! You’ll love it! Asking $449,000 A2008008 ACREAGES EXCEPTIONAL BRAND NEW BUILD … located just east of Beaumont in Vantage Pointe, situated on 1.81 acres. Features include an open floor plan w/bright windows, gas FP, gorgeous kitchen w/great island, beautiful cabinetry, butler pantry, quartz couter tops throughout. Fully fin. bsmt. w/superior wet bar. 24’x44’ htd. 4-car garage. PLUS so much more! Asking $1,079,000 A2018071 DAYSLAND, WOW! … Incredible 1432 sq. ft. bungalow. Fully fin. 9’ ceilings, triple pane windows, ICF foundation, infloor heat in bsmt./garage. 26’x30’ garage, partial vinyl fencing, covered deck, so much more! Asking $389,900 A1244836 REDUCED! 10.08 ACRES 15 MIN. NORTH OF CAMROSE Fenced and ready for a few animals. Good starter acreage w/older home, garage and barn. New well 2017, cistern 2019, HW tank 2021. Exc. yard site w/ options to build in the future. Asking $299,900 A2016166 AFFORDABLE, SENIOR FRIENDLY TOP FLOOR CONDO, GRAND TRUNK LANDING! … located by Mirror Lake walking trails, senior centre, city centre. Bright open design, vaulted ceilings, city/lake views. Lovely kitchen, dinette w/patio door to covered deck, cozy FP in LR. Huge primary bdrm., WI closet, en suite. In-suite laundry room. Asking $198,500 A2010812 SOLD Graham Wideman 780-679-8384 Matthew Mayer 780-781-7088 Sascha Dressler 780-781-8242 Matt Banack 780-608-9733 Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed 587-322-5511 Wally Wrubleski 780-781-7323 Give our professional realtors a call for a complimentary market evaluation of your property! www.realtor.ca We offer Multiple Listing Service 4001-50 Street, Camrose Phone 780.672.5851 www.ipdi.biz AWESOME COMMUNITY & LIFESTYLE • New Townhouse, Single Garage • Zero Step Entry Home • Senior Friendly Design and Access Non-Basement Model 1153 asking $329,900 A1257768 • New Duplex, Double Garage • Zero Step Entry • Non-Basement Model 1244 asking $399,900 A2008865 New Townhouse, Double Garage Zero Step Entry Homes Senior Friendly Design and Access Non-Basement Model 1229 asking $359,900 A2006481 • 1488 sq. ft. walk-out • 4-car man cave • 47’x17.5’ RV garage • Double lot Asking $799,240 A1257274 • Master planned community • Designed for active adults No condo fees • Community lifestyle BUILDER INCENTIVES! Zero steps INTRODUCING CREEKVIEW ESTATES! Beautiful Bungalows by Battle River Homes BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW IN VALLEYVIEW! 1534 sq. ft. • 26’ x 24’ garage Fully fin. bsmt. • Covered deck Asking $678,162 A2007538 Check out our Beautiful Lakeside Adult Community. Private and Quiet! OPEN HOUSE Thur., Feb.2, 12:30-2 pm 6103 Valleyview Drive “New Valleyview Townhouse!” NEW WALKOUT – VALLEYVIEW LAKE ESTATES 1248 sq. ft. • Covered deck/patio • Fully fin. bsmt. • A/C • 23’x20’ garage • In-floor heating • Landscaped and fenced Asking $529,162 A2015705 GORGEOUS TOWNHOUSE! 1287 sq. ft. • Garage all finished No steps • Extra parking In-floor heat, granite Asking $340,162 A2008314 NEWER, HIGH QUALITY DUPLEX … 3 bdrm., heated floors, double car garage in New Norway. Recent upgrades include kitchen, bathroom and basement development. Great primary with upgraded en suite. WOW! Asking $247,500 A2019580 NEW LISTING! NEWER, HIGH QUALITY DUPLEX … 4 bdrm. with double car garage on huge lot in New Norway. Semi open concept main floor with hardwood floors. Nice sized primary with en suite. Partly finished basement. Asking $247,500 A2019574 NEW LISTING!