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Vol. 13, No. 23, Wednesday April 4, 2018

Winter sports on ice Lamont County arenas in thaw mode

Bruderheim CAO Patty Podoborozny took this picture of the ice being removed at the town’s arena. She said the first season with the new ice plant went very well and saved the arena. Now that it is officially Spring, arenas around the county are shutting down the ice plants until next winter.

2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, April 4, 2018

FROM WHERE I SIT: Winning Combo

BY HAZEL ANAKA In January we stayed at Edmonton’s Westin Hotel. The parking got off to a bit of a rocky start when the valet guy suggested we self-park in the attached parkade. Without thinking, we did as asked. At the front desk the check-in went better. A manager handled the details. When I recounted the parking issue, he transferred it to valet parking at no cost. The first time I requested the car I got an apology and a couple bottles of water. These people are serious about making it right with the customer. I scheduled some

meetings to maximize my time while Roy attended a conference. I always pack some basic foods so I can eat at least some of my meals in the room and save some moola and calories. One morning I had a breakfast meeting with a caterer. We were told about the breakfast buffet options including prices. To both of us it seemed like too much money and too much food. So we opted for two poached eggs on toast and coffee. She added orange juice. You could have knocked me over when I discovered each egg cost four dollars, the side of toast was four dollars, coffee was about four dollars. Sixteen bucks plus tax. What I would have appreciated, in hindsight, was for the server to lean over and whisper that for only a few bucks more, I could have had either the hot or cold buffet. It still would have been my choice but at least I’d have had the facts. On our final day, I needed to be out of the room before Roy was done so I sat in the lobby

to do some people watching. I was close enough to see and hear a front desk staff member interact with several guests. And he was good. He greeted some people by name as they approached. He talked about the last time he’d seen them or the room upgrade he’d arranged. He genuinely seemed to love what he was doing and the people he was serving. So naturally I had to say so. He explained he’d been there for seven years, loved his job and the company. He also said there were many long-term employees on

staff and they worked as a team. It would have sounded like a canned speech if I hadn’t seen him in action. When he travels he stays at other hotels and knows how he wants to be treated. He wants to be the guy to solve the problem and make someone’s day. So, when I saw a feature story about Brad Smoley in the March 9th issue of the Edmonton Journal I wasn’t surprised. This thirty-eight year-old won “an international employee excellence award at the world’s biggest hotel chain, JW Marriott, with 5,000 hotels and 1.1 mil-

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Newspapers are still the most dependable and believable source of advertising, but many newspapers brag about huge circulation. Circulation does NOT mean readership. A newspaper can circulate to Tuktoyaktuk but unless the contents of the newspaper have an interest to the people there, it is mostly just a waste of money. Studies show most rural retail sales are made to people within a 70 km radius of a business. Most events draw people from within this area as well. Newspapers charge extra for large circulation into areas where you are less likely to draw customers. So even if you get some, you have spent too much to draw them to you to make the sale profitable. Large ticket items like farm equipment and vehicles are the exception. Because the price of their product is so high, consumers will travel far past the normal 70 kms because of the great amount of money to be saved.

Tip #2 Shoot when the ducks are flying In other words advertise when your customers want to buy. Every business has highs and lows. Certain months they sell more than others. Often these sales are consistent from year to year. Charting your sales is a good idea. Breaking down what products sell at certain times of year is instrumental in deciding when to spend your advertising dollars. Don't spend a lot of your ad dollars during bad sales months, because proportionately you will bring back less money per-dollar-spent on advertising. Spend most of your ad dollars when you know your market is there. The idea is that because you know there are a lot of customers interested in your product, you advertise aggressively to bring back a greater share of that market. Don't forget, your competition wants a share of that too, so budget the ad dollars into your yearly expenses. If you do, advertising will pay you back rather than cost you..

Tip #3 Multiple ads Although your local newspapers are the most trusted media, they are also taken for granted a lot when it comes to advertising. Nobody would ever consider putting just one ad on radio or television but businesses and organizations routinely put one advertisement for their sale or event in the newspaper and expect it to work. Yes often it does, but consider a month-long campaign in the newspaper. Repetition works in other medias so it only makes sense that multiple ads in the newspaper will also create more traffic. Also consider multiple ads in the same newspaper, like you would put multiple ads on the radio that same day. After you have specified that your local newspaper is your best source of advertising for the money to attract your local audience, don't take the newspaper for granted. Use multiple ads and ad campaigns in your local newspaper to draw in and also inform your customers.

Tip #4 If your event is a big event: ADVERTISE BIG! In other words advertise when your customers want to buy. Every business has highs and lows. Certain months they sell more than others. Often these sales are consistent from year to year. Charting your sales is a good idea. Breaking down what products sell at certain times of year is instrumental in deciding when to spend your advertising dollars. Don't spend a lot of your ad dollars during bad sales months, because proportionately you will bring back less money per-dollar-spent on advertising. Spend most of your ad dollars when you know your market is there. The idea is that because you know there are a lot of customers interested in your product, you advertise aggressively to bring back a greater share of that market. Don't forget, your competition wants a share of that too, so budget the ad dollars into your yearly expenses. If you do, advertising will pay you back rather than cost you.

Tip #5 Defending against the competition There are more reasons to advertise than to just try to sell a product or bring people to an event. Yes those are important. Absolutely. But, because you are advertising at the most appropriate time of year - when your products are in demand the most - it is also important to fend off the competition. Some of your competitors may not realize that they should be advertising when sales are good, not bad. So that is to your advantage. But keep your name out there all year long as well, not just to sell your products but to keep customers thinking of you and not your competitors. That way when the market is up and you begin your heavy advertising campaigns - your company will be at the forefront. Other reasons to advertise: increase traffic, increase profits, build good will, inform the public, and to link your business with community pride.

Tip #6 National Advertising Programs Many retailers have free advertising dollars easily at their disposal but fail to use it. National advertising programs by suppliers give retailers the ability to attach their name to the suppliers' products and use their expert ad campaigns to benefit their own local business. Often, the suppliers will give the retailer discounts on their next purchases, or will pay up to a half share of the local retailer's advertising for using their supplied "co-op advertising campaigns." It's a great way for retailers to plug into the suppliers' national marketing campaigns while encouraging customers to buy the product locally - from the local business!

Tip #7 Inserting your Flyer in the Newspaper Flyers can have certain benefits over other print advertising. If you have a product that people want, but may not want right now, a flyer may be for you. Whereas a newspaper ad tends not to be cut out and saved because it is read by multiple members of the family and tends to stick around the house for a full 7 days - flyers can be tossed in a drawer or put on the fridge. Remember, statistics have proven that flyers inserted in a newspaper are brought home at a far greater rate than when just flooded into mail boxes. A newspaper is paid for, so has value to the person picking it up at the post office or purchasing it from a business. Their tendency is to bring the whole package home to the family, flyers and all. Mail drops are often tossed out before they ever make it home if the person who goes to the mail is not interested in the product. By a newspaper making it home with your flyer inserted in it, it allows an average of two more people to view your flyer than had it been viewed and thrown away by the mail pick up person. So ,just because paid circulation papers have fewer numbers than mail boxes - the readership remains higher.

4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Opinion Anyone getting sick of winter? If this winter seems to go on forever, and if this April seems colder than normal, your weather instincts are accurate although your memory might not be. When March arrives we are so anxious for Spring that we can’t seem to remember how typically cold it is on the first day of Spring in our area. This year on March 20, we had above seasonal temperatures for the first day of Spring (a high of +8 and dipping -7 C. at night). But what about our winter as a whole?, which goes on and on and on - for roughly six months from October until the end of March in East Central Alberta. Well according to AccuWeather, October started our winter out a little chillier than normal with 11 days above seasonal highs and 15 days below. Does anyone remember it hitting +19 on Oct. 28th? In November we had only eight days above average temperatures, while we recorded 19 days with colder than typical temperatures. Christmas wasn’t the only reason to be happy in December, as we had 19 days with warmer than average temperatures and only nine below average. December was the greatest example of our bi-polar weather patterns with a high of +10 on Dec. 12 and on Dec. 29 a high of -25. In January it was the same story, with 18 days above average temperatures and eight below. On Jan. 18 it reached +9, but from Jan. 10-12 it was -28 at night. Just when we start thinking Spring might be coming on, February hit us with 17 days below normal temperatures and only six above. March did much the same, as we experienced 15 days below normal temperatures while only 10 were above. We’ve already had four days in April below average temperatures and the weather forecast calls for a cool month, where we won’t hit even average temperatures until the middle of next week. So yeah, that makes for a little bit longer winter. Of course no weather is “normal” in Alberta, and in a typical month our temperature only ends up in the historical average range 3-6 days. The rest of the time it is either way above or below normal temperatures. Taking that into account we have had a fairly normal winter. Personally, I start getting cabin fever near the end of February, and that makes waiting for Spring very difficult indeed. Have a nice Spring and Summer everyone. Kerry Anderson

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Rural crime a serious problem, safety a priority for NDP government To the editor, I have seen the impact of crime in rural communities first hand. Where I live in Boyle, I have had my own property stolen more than once. Albertans from one end of this province to the other have their own stories. Rural property theft has long been a concern, one the Conservatives did little about when they were in office. Before I was elected MLA for AthabascaSturgeon-Redwater, I was an insurance agent in Athabasca and Boyle, and I worked with countless

rural property owners who were dealing with the aftermath of thefts and break-ins. As an MLA, I continue to hear these stories. In some areas, the problem is getting worse. Too many of my neighbours have had their houses broken into, their tools stolen, or have had their quads and trucks disappear. Some have even lost grain dryers while they’re still in use. It’s become so bad at some points I’ve heard shopkeepers despairing about being able to stay in business, and farmers wondering how they can keep

farming if they can’t leave equipment in their fields or leave their yards without fear of coming back to nothing. Albertans expect their elected officials to provide law enforcement with the tools to keep our communities safe. This government has the backs of rural Albertans, and I will continue to advocate to make public safety a priority in our communities. Colin Piquette MLA for Athabasca-SturgeonRedwater


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Animal by-law receives third reading for Town of Lamont JOHN MATHER Reporter The Town of Lamont council gave a third reading to the revised animal control by-law at the regular council meeting on Tuesay, March 27. The council had discussed the by-law recently and the third reading was just a formality. No concerns were received from the public between first, second, and the third readings before its passage into a by-law. Council has made appointments to town’s Intermunicipal Planning Committee. Mayor Bill Skinner and councillor Jody Foulds will represent council, while development officer Laraine Stuart will represent administration on committee. Councillor Perry Koroluk attended the school council meeting on Thursday, March 15. He reported that the school had put out a day timer for students, but with budget cuts, the day timer is no longer being provided. He added that the school was looking for some funding for up to an amount of $2,000. In the past, Koroluk said a group or students had paid for this.

CAO Sandi Maschmeyer told council that since it wasn’t in the budget it couldn’t be funded for this year. Councillor Doug Pewerchuk feels the town should meet with the county to discuss mutual funding. “I think if we were to look at the numbers probably about half the students come from Lamont County, so I think when requests for funding come in, we should see if that can be split between the Town and the County,” Pewerchuk said. Council was told there is currently no county representation on the school committee.

The town is currently looking to have a joint meeting with Lamont County, however, to discuss mutual issues, but no date has been firmly established. New loader for landfill site Councillor Pewarchuk further reported to council a tender had been approved to purchase a new front-end loader for the St. Michael Regional landfill site. The John Deere unit will be purchased from Brandt Equipment. He explained that the current loader has been in a bad condition, and has broken down quite a number of times more than being in operation.

The new unit will be delivered in 12 weeks and it is expected to last from five to seven years. The old machine will be retained as a back up. Pewarchuk also reported that the County FCSS board meeting, which he had attended on Thursday, March 15, Jodie Conley of Mundare was re-elected as board chair vice-chair. Pewarchuk reported that at the meeting he expressed his concern about Lamont being under represented in programming even though it is the largest community in the county. Youth programming

will be taking place in Lamont this summer, and seniors networking and “Connect the Generations” programs will be held locally as well. He stated that Lamont FCSS had been asked to look into bringing pets to comfort seniors. “Next winter FCSS will be looking at adding a snow angels program

in the county for seniors,” Pewarchuk said. He added that there were some concerns about the program taking away business from entrepreneurial youth in town, but many seniors are too feeble to clear their own driveways, and can’t afford the cost of private snow removal.

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6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lamont prepares to deal with marijuana sales No town can legally go smoke free - Council hears detailed regulations prior to legalization JOHN MATHER Reporter Lamont council will spend the next couple of months hashing out a land use by-law amendment to deal with cannabis retail sales in town. Town development officer Laraine Stuart met with council on March 27 to discuss options going forward following federal government plans to legalize the sale of cannabis in late summer this year.

She presented council with a preliminary package, which outlined definitions and lists to determine where the uses would be allowed. “What I’ve done is basically a summary of what will need to occur,” she informed council. “We should try to have the land use by-law changes in place by the time marijuana is legalized.” “Four things we have to look at are definitions, where sales would be allowed, whether to have specific use regulations in place, and the application process – whether it should be a discretionary use or a permitted use.” Stuart said the governments are giving approval to the legalization of smoking, but it doesn’t include edibles, thereby someone couldn’t ask to set up a cannibis lounge. Council, she added, would have to consider where they would allow a store to be established arguing those rules should be similar to the rules used to set up liquor stores. Councillor Doug Pewarchuk asked if the stores could sell accessories such as bongs, pipes, papers etc. Stuart replied that specific ac-cessories could be allowed, but they

have to be only marijuana related. Stores couldn’t sell items such as snack, alcohol, or any other products that are not associated with marijuana. Pewarchuk further wondered if the town could mandate security for the store such as security curtains, alarms, and other systems. Stuart informed council that those would be all regulated through provincial regulations. She also added that the town could add setbacks or bollards in front of the store to add security, which would be beyond the provincial regulations. Lamont has no business licence requirements and Pewarchuk wondered whether Lamont could impose a special business licence for a retail store. Adding to the conversation was councillor Al Harvey, who was concerned about getting community feedback prior to passing any amendments. “As we know any store location could be subject to an appeal process, but the public won’t really get up to speed on the issues until they see the store opening or the sign going up on Main Street,” Harvey said. “That’s when they’ll come out howling.” S t u a r t replied council would advertise changes to the land use by-law and hold a public hearing to get that out of the way, so public feedback could be gathered. “We’ll do the normal process and allow feedback and then we can make further changes before the final

changes can become law,” Stuart explained. Harvey worried that was too early for the public to care because “they don’t get concerned until they see the building going up.” Stuart said that the land use changes were only a small part of the issue. “The one thing you must know is the town will not be allowed to go smoke free. It will be a legal product and Lamont must allow its retail sale.” Up to four plants will be allowed to be grown inside a home, but nothing will be allowed outside. Pewarchuk asked whether the town’s nuisance by-law is allowed for noxious smell. To that Stuart replied that if the town has that in a by-law it could be used to regulate home growing of the plant, but that would fall under the RCMP’s jurisdiction to investigate any complaints. Councillor Perry Koroluk questioned if the retail stores would be like a Vape shop where people smoke inside the store. “No, it’s like alcohol,” she said. “You can’t drink in public and you won’t be able to smoke

marijuana in public. That can be controlled through a smoking bylaw.” Stuart further added

that council should set a timeline of about a month for the amendment and then set a public hearing to get feed-

back from the public to allow a by-law to be in place by the time legalization occurs in August.

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MCF Holdings Ltd., operating as NBI Feedyards is a cattle feedlot that can hold up to 10,000 head of cattle is looking for a full-time General Manager to start employment as soon as possible. The feedlot is located in Lamont, Alberta. The General Manager is responsible for completing operational requirements through management of the feedlot’s management team. This individual maintains responsibility over the implementation and execution of the day to day feed yard processes and farming operations. Responsibilities of this position may include: • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of feedlot employees • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws; • Interviewing, hiring. and training of both hourly and management employees; • Planning, assigning, and directing work; • Required to take an active, hands on role in the day to day technical duties of the Cattle (receiving, shipping, pen riding, and doctoring), Feed/Mill, Yard Departments and farming operations in order to help establish structure and processes consistent with other Company Feedlots; • Develops management team by providing information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities; • Additional responsibilities as required. The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years of managerial experience in the agriculture industry and hold a diploma in agriculture or animal science (both would be preferred). This position is physically demanding and candidates must be physically fit. Salary will commensurate with experience and education. If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the above requirements, please forward your resume to: Human Resources 100, 101 Riel Drive St. Albert, Alberta T8N 3X4 Email: Fax : (780) 479-8469

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, April 4, 2018- 7

Chaos in the Fairy Tale Forest for Jr. Chipman Players MAUREEN SULLIVAN On March 23, the Junior Chipman Players presented Chaos in Fairy Tale Forest by Geff Moyer. Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to Grandmother's house and she meets everyone but the wolf. Hansel and Gretel are stealing food from her basket, Robin Hood has shot not only Bambi but also the seven dwarves. Snow White is waiting for her prince and Rapunzel doesn't want the one she has. The Tin Man and the Headless Horseman have become friends while Goldilocks is after Robin Hood for shooting her three Bears, Alice is after her White Rabbit and Sherriff Ogre is protecting those two house eaters from the Witch. The one night performance was months in the making with a letter going out to the local schools in September and rehearsals starting in October. The players range in age from 8 to 14 and come from Chipman, Lamont and Mundare. The Cast and Crew consist of: Elizabeth Goudman - Little Red Riding

Tamila Seipert and Rachel Tyler

Hood - a chatty little girl dressed in red. Anastazia Engman - Hansel - Yup! The one who ate the gingerbread house. J'Lynn Derkson - Gretel - Hansel's sister, whose appetite matches her brother. Hayden Childs - Robin Hood - The guy in green from Sherwood Forest. Meagan Desrochers - Goldilocks - The goden haired home invader. Jaiden Peterson - Snow White - The pretty one with seven roommates. Brittany Bennett - Snow White 2 - The other pretty one with seven roommates. Violet Stahn - Bambi - The buck with a girls name. Tamila Seipert - Headless Horseman He's very scared and not a good conversationalist. Rachel Tyler - Tin Man - Some people have mistaken him for a trash can. Deanna Derkson - Witch - Owner of the gingerbread house. Natalya Pretzlaw- Sheriff Ogre Fortunately it takes brawn and very little brains to do her job. Jordan Whiting - White Rabbit - The one who always gets away. Paige Hafner - Rapunzel - A hairy heroine. Bryan Peterson - Prince - You know the type, there is one in every fairytale. Grace Seipert - Curtains and makeup Hannah Pretzlaw - Prompter Emily = Stage hand Don McBride - Sound Brenda Derkson - Treasurer/ Director June Lambkin - Sets/ Director Keiron Willis - Director

Above, Jaiden Peterson and Elizabeth Goudman.


Above, the cast ham it up for the camera.

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Desire to work with the Public and has a genuine interest in working with the elderly Is a strong team player Is courteous and exhibits a pleasant manner/attitude at all times Must conduct himself/herself in a professional and ethical manner at all times Ability to adhere to Lamont County Housing Foundations Mission, Philosophy, Values and Code of Conduct. A Canadian Police clearance is required prior to commencement of employment Contact Debbie @ 780-895-2573 or email resume to

Summer CSJ students will be working 40hrs per week from May 14th, 2018 to August 31, 2018. CSJ positions will be filled by students who are returning to secondary or postsecondary schooling in September 2018. Closing date for applications is April 27 2018, at 4pm. Apply to: Town of Bruderheim Box 280 Bruderheim, AB T0B 0S0 Fax to 780-796-3037 Email to Thank you for your interest in the Town of Bruderheim. We contact only candidates selected for interviews.

8 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, April 4, 2018

FCSS celebrates a Ukrainian Easter at the Andrew Museum MAUREEN SULLIVAN On Friday March 23, the FCSS celebrated a Ukrainian Easter at the Andrew Museum in Andrew. Kids were dying eggs and some

people were trying their hand at pysanka decorating. There was also a chance to roll out dough and learn how to make braided Easter Bread.

Samples from a traditional Ukrainian Easter basket was also on hand. A beautifully decorated easter basket is a source of pride for the family. It contains some

of the food that was given up for lent and a sampling of the traditional things at the Easter dinner. The basket is carefully prepared and creatively decorated for a blessing at the local church. It would contain paska - a traditional bread; pysanky - colourfully decorated eggs; krashanky - dyed hard

boiled eggs; peeled hard boiled eggs; salt - in a small container; butter in a container or shaped like a lamb; kovbasa sausage and/ or ham; other items are optional like beets, mayonnaise or horseradish; and a candle. The basket should be lined with a white napkin or embroidered servetka and should be covered with one too.

After the blessing friends and family often exchange colourful pysanky and then hurry home to enjoy the basket for breakfast, which begins with the head of the household giving everyone a portion of the blessed eggs with the traditional greeting "krystos voskres" which is answered "voistyno voskres,"

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Ukrainian Easter was celebrated at the Andrew Museum. Above, many at the gathering learn to make braided Easter bread.

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Fighting rural crime Lamont area municipalities part of Rural Crime Watch MAUREEN SULLIVAN The town of Andrew is a member of the Alberta Rural Crime Watch along with Willingdon and St Michael. Rural Crime Watch is a cooperative community effort aimed at reducing crime in rural Alberta. It is based on the observation that crime is least likely to happen in a community where people are alert to the potential for crime and are willing to look out for each other and work closely with the police. Criminal activity such as break and enter, theft, vandalism, trespassing and poaching are steadily increasing in rural Alberta. Many of these incidents can be prevented or suspects apprehended through the cooperative efforts of the community and police. Rural crime is costing us millions of dollars every year. These losses are reflected not only in loss of property but in higher insurance premiums, replacement or repair of equipment, lost production time for farmers and ranchers and depletion of fish and wildlife resources and habitat. Here's what you can do to help 1. Mark your equipment and personal items with your drivers licence number or personal number you can remember with an electronic engraving pen 2. Brand your livestock. 3. Upgrade the security of your farming facilities. Your local police force can conduct a security survey of your farm. 4. Report a poacher, hunting and fishing out of season, night hunting, exceeding bag limits, illegal sale of fish or wildlife, depositing harmful substances in lakes and rivers. The Crime Watch Association supports community based organizations through crime prevention education, communication programs and support.

Andrew Rural Crime Watch AGM full of anti-fraud information MAUREEN SULLIVAN Andrew Rural Crime Watch group held an information night on March 21, and then held their AGM. Shirley Rice presented a slide presentation on the Wise Owl Training Program which focuses on providing fraud prevention and education for seniors. Over 6,000 seniors become victims of fraud each year and most frauds are not reported because the victim feels embarrassed. If you have been a victim of fraud report it to the RCMP. Seniors are targeted because they are believed to have more money. They are trusting and eager to help someone in need and are sometimes easy to confuse. The criminal wants your money or your identityand they will try to gain your trust and confidence. Remember if it sounds to good to be true it probably is. In Canada you never have to pay money to get a prize, you never have to pay taxes on a prize to receive it. No reputable business will call you asking for personal information, financial or identity Revenue Canada, credit card companies, banks and the RCMP do not call you on the phone asking for personal information or asking for payments

If in doubt, hang up and look up the number yourself and call them. Do not call the number that shows up on the phone. Do not provide information over the internet unless on a secure site, a secure site will have a padlock in the internet address bar Only give money to charities that you are sure are legitimate, if in doubt ask them to send you the information through the mail Ask direct questions and be specific when approached - who is this money for, where is it going, do I get a tax receipt? Never pay up front for services you have not received - do not pay for roofing materials until the job has been done or you have a contract Check where your family members are before answering a call for help and money ie your grandson is in trouble in India and needs money right away Currently the biggest scam happening now is a call from someone claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency threatening you with jail if you don't pay your back taxes. This is not true, the CRA never calls you they will send you letters and they never threaten you with jail. Calls about receiving a prize or

money owed to you from something you signed up for but is cancelled now is also making rounds and they want you to answer a time sensitive email or pay with a gift card is also a current scam. If you have been a victim of fraud call the police. Do not let embarrassment stop you. Then build your case. You are in the best position to describe what happened, the activities of the culprit and how the illegal activity occurred. You should prepare information on what has occurred, it should be in an organized, chronological format, with a concise summery and statements of events along with any documentation and witness statements. Both civil and criminal courts insist whenever possible that original documents be produced in evidence so take care to secure the original documents and put copies in your information package. The criminal process is intended to punish the offender but has limited ability to recover funds for the victims. The civil process includes the assignment of responsibility for wrongdoing against a person or a company and the collect of monetary damages to compensate for those wrong doings.

Action on rural crime taken to many levels MAUREEN SULLIVAN The Alberta RCMP and Alberta Rural Crime Watch Association signed an official partnership in mid February. Deputy Commissioner Todd Shean, Commanding Officer,

Log Home – Bruderheim

Alberta RCMP and Mr. Trevor Tychkowsky, President of the Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association signed a memorandum of understanding which outlines the roles each organization will play in keeping rural

communities safe. Rural crime watch is a community based program aimed at reducing crime in rural communities by providing extra "eyes and ears" for the RCMP. Continued on Page 10

Heartland Community Information Evening Heartland Community Information Evening Join community leaders and industry experts for an information evening dedicated to providing Albertaʼs Industrial Heartland community an update on business and industry-related activities.

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Action on rural crime Continued from Page 9 "The efforts of rural crime watch volunteers to promote crime prevention in their communities and encourage the reporting of suspicious activities help the RCMP gather relevant and actionable intelligence is a key component of our crime reduction strategy," said Deputy Commissioner Todd Shean. Rural crime in Canada has increased for the first time in 12 years according to the 2015 Canada Statistics with the highest increase in Western Canada, led by a a 10% bump in Alberta. A recent RCMP report found that property crime in rural Alberta alone has risen by 41% in the last five years. According to a backgrounder put out by MP Shannon Stubbs, some RCMP members have reported increases of 80% in property crime, 58% in vehicle theft and 105% in property theft under $5000 in Lakeland. Beyond personal safety, municipal representatives in lakeland are concerned about business retention. Small businesses retention has become an issue as many have been victims of crime multiple times. Loss of business and employment in communities will only further escalate rural crime issues. In Lakeland municipalities have been hit especially hard with St. Paul being considered a particularly unsafe town having seen severe increases in rural crime this past year. On March 27,2018 MP Shannon Stubbs' motion 167 was discussed in parliament. It calls on the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to assess rural crime rates and trends, examine RCMP policing and staff resources along with provincial and municipal

partnerships in rural and remote communities across Canada and to provide recommendations, "Fighting rural crime requires attention and action both provincially and federally. Rural crime is the number one issue Lakeland residents raise with me. Residents and businesses who

haven't been victims of rural crime yet say they believe its a matter of "when not if" it will happen. My motion is a crucial first step that will prioritize this urgent challenge federally and lead to action," said Stubbs. Provincially MLA Jessica Littlewood, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-

The mascot for the Wise Owl Training Program to prevent fraud against seniors. An information session was held in Andrew.

Vegreville says, "Alberta Families have the right to feel safe in their own homes and on their farms." On March 9, 2018 Minister Ganley unveiled a new 10 million strategy that will add rural RCMP officers as well as rural prosecutors that will focus specifically on bringing criminals committing crimes in our towns and villages to justice. The seven point plan will also add civilian staff to analyze crime patterns and help with data entry allowing more policing and less paperwork for frontline officers. Action against rural crime is being taken at all levels, in the community with Rural Crime Watch, with the support of the RCMP, provincally with needed money and staff and federally with a discussion in parliament.

Hunter Inverarity feeding a baby lamb.

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• NE ¼ - 11 - 55 - 18 - W4 155.55 acres 106± acres cultivated #2 soil. RR180 TWP RD 552. Price $500,000. • N ½ of SW ¼ - 8 – 55 – 17 – W4 80 acres 68± acres cultivated. RR 175 TWP RD 552 #2 Soil. Price $300,000. • SW ¼ - 10 – 54 - 18 - W4 160 acres 115± acres cultivated #3 soil. Nice building site. RR 183 TWP Rd 542. Price $359,000. • S ½ of SE ¼ -9 – 54 – 18 – W4 80 acres Hay, trees and pasture. RR RR183 TWP RD 542. Price 182,500. • N1/2 of NE ¼ -7-53-18-W4 71.80 acres. 8.77 acres yard with chain link fence, partially gravelled, power, 4 yard lights, could be commercial use if proper permit is obtained. Large dugout. Balance of parcel is fenced with 5 wire and 4 wire. 35 acres of hay. Corner of HWY 16 and RR 185. Price $409,000. • NE 1/4 -8-54-18 W4 160 acres. RR 184 TWP 542. 50± acres of cultivation #3 soil and 110± acres of native hay and has a creek running through the farm. Nice building site. Price $285,000.

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LAMONT LEADER Ph. 780-895-2780 _____________________ COMING EVENTS EVENTS COMING Tofield Historical Society Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre/Museum. Memberships are available - $10/person or $20/family. Everyone welcome! TM13c _____________________ Irma United Church Spring Supper and Auction Irma School Gymnasium Wednesday, April 11 Supper 5:30 - 7 p.m. Adults $15 6-12 years $7 Family $40 Silent Auction 6 - 8 p.m. Live Auction Starts at 7 p.m. Grunow Auction Services Come and Enjoy an evening of Great Food, Fun, and Fellowship! For information, or to Donate Items: Michelle Larson 780-806-6388 michellelarsone70 Gordie Fischer 780-842-8318 12/13p

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Please join us for an 80th Birthday Celebration Honouring Ingrid These-Hanson. Saturday, April 7, Open House from 2-4 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Your presence is the only present desired. No gifts please. 13p _____________________ FOR RENT FOR

Viking. 1BR Basement suite. $550/Month. $550/DD. Utilities included. Separate entrance. Shared laundry. Call or text 780-7176783. _____________________ Suite in four-plex in Tofield. 2 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 bath. Fridge, stove, washer and dryer. Adults only. No smoking and no pets. $1,000/month. Available immediately. Call: 780-263-2688. TM15tfnc ______________________ FOR SALE SALE FOR

Hay for sale Round Bales - F/C, S/C pick up or delivered. 780-497-1633 LL11tfnc _____________________ Registered Polled Hereford yearling and two year old bulls. PMD Polled Herefords. 780-336-2675 _____________________ Purebred yearling & 2 year old Red & Black Angus bulls for sale. call 780-986-9088 LL 06/13 _____________________ Certified seed for sale. •Wheat: AC Shaw VB, AAC Redwater. •Barley: Amisk, Gadsby, CDC Cowboy. •Oats: AC Morgan, CDC Haymaker, Murphy •Peas: CDC Amarillo, CDC Limerick, CDC Horizon. •Fababeans: CDC Snowdrop. Haralie Seed Farms 780-662-2617 or 780-405-8089 Tofield Alta. ______________________ HELP WANTED WANTED HELP

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3 BDRM house for rent in Lamont. 780-405-2511 LL01tfnc _____________________ Bachelor and 1 bedroom suites, 3 appliances. Bachelor from $695, 1 bdrm from $795, rent incl. water, heat, energized parking stall. SD $500. 780-632-3102 LL06tfnp _____________________ 2 bedroom large suite in 3-story walk-up apartment building under new professional management with live-in, onsite caretaker. Close to Town Centre, hospital and No-Frills Superstore. Rent from $895, incl. utilities, energized parking stall. DD $500. Seniors welcome with special rate. 780-632-6878 or 780-918-6328 LL06tfnp _____________________ • Commercial space for rent in Tofield, please call for details 780-9320041. • 2 bedroom apartment for rent in Tofield. Includes balcony, insuite laundry, heat and water. $800/month. Phone 780-932-0041. TM07tfnp _____________________ 3 Bedroom house, 2 1/2 baths. No pets, no smoking. Located in Viking. Phone 780-385-0626 for more info. _____________________ Available Immediately. 2 bedroom house for rent in Viking. $650/month plus utilities. Phone 780385-5287. 02tfnc

Free range brown eggs for sale. $3/dozen. Call: 780-662-2125. TM13-16p _____________________ Silver 2014 F150 highway driven, original owner looking to downsize. Truck is in excellent condition inside and out. Have receipts of maintenance records. Tires in very good condition. Chrome step bar, step up tailgate, back-up camera, full rubber floor mats. 101,794 kms. $27,900.00. Please text or call: 780884-6239. TM13-14p _____________________ Bulls for sale. Quiet two-year-old and yearlings, black angus bulls, and black baldie bulls available. Semen tested. 780-632-1083, 780-632-1961, 780-632-1104 13/21p _____________________ April Moving Sale 49-54042 TWP 210 Adrossan, AB Antiques, Furniture, Tools - hand,power & battery. Housewares, pet accessories, new and used electrical and plumbing supplies, christmas light ups, lawn tractor, snowblower, giveaways and more. 780-998-1591 13p _____________________ Purebred yearling and 2 yr old Red & Black Angus bulls for sale. Call 780-986-9088. 13/22c

Part Time/Full Time starting first part of April to mid-May working with Draft Horses. Located between Killam and Viking. Text or call 780-385-1029. Leave a message if no answer. 12/13p _____________________ Class 3 or higher ammonia driver wanted. Experience would be preferred. Competitive wages. Send resume with driver abstract to delstarcontractors@yaho, attention to Del. 12/13p _____________________ Waterfowl hunting guide in Tofield/Vegreville area. September and October 2018 position available, $4,000-$6,000/month. Some experience required. Evenings and weekends. Room and board provided. Contact Blaine Burns at Black Dog Outfitters 780-2032876 or, check it out at

Those whome we love go out of sight, But never out of mind. They are cherished in the hearts of those they leave behind. Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just in all his days. Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories he left behind. God took your hand and we had to part, Eased your pain but broke our hearts. Always Loved and Missed, Jeane, Your Children, Grandchildren, and Greatgrandchildren 13p ______________________ SERVICES SERVICES DB LANDSCAPING for Fences and Decks, Yard and Skid Steer Services. Call Dustin at 780-9197743 TM12tfnc _____________________ Ritchie’s Painting Co. Professional Interior/ Exterior Commercial & Residential Painting. Spray Painting & Cabinet Refinishing. Call Jason in Viking, AB today for a future estimate - Cell: 780-254-0166 or Home: 780-254-0700. _____________________ Roy’s Handyman Services. Flooring, trim work, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780662-0146 or 780-232-3097 TMtfn _____________________ STARTING OVER? LOOKING FOR LOVE? No Gold Diggers, No Misrepresentation, Sincere Singles in your Area 30+ START here Need more Info? Email: 13p

“For all your Cleaning Needs” Residential and Commercial Strip & Waxing, Steam Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Grass Cutting & Yardwork, Tree Cutting & Trimming Satisfaction Guaranteed Contact: 780-385-4154 Elizabeth F. Andersen Director/Owner _____________________ Carpet and upholstery cleaning - residential and commercial. Truck mount unit, sewer backup, and flood cleaning. Auto and RV cleaning. Call Glenn and Cindi Poyser, Fancy Shine Auto and Carpet Care at (780) 384-3087 _____________________ 35+ years exp. Drywall Taper. Living in Killam but willing to travel. Hand taper by trade but have experience with boxes, roller/flusher, taping tube. No bazooka experience. Have own tools (10-12" boxes, pump, angle box, roller, flusher, hand tools, etc.) Also do ceiling texture. Non-drinker, Just want to work. Willing to work with existing taping crew. Call 780-385-2106 / 780-385-1251. ______________________ WANTED WANTED Hay Land Wanted, 2018 Any land size, crop size, pay by acre or ton. Newer, reliable equipment. call 780-919-0295 11/18p

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Rural homelessness an unspoken problem in Alberta, says advocate group JOHN MATHER Reporter A provincial organization was created nine years ago to help rural Alberta, including Lamont County, deal with homelessness issues, municipal sustainability and rural business retention. “Some needs assessments have been done in the Lamont county,” said Dee Ann Benard, executive officer, Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN). The organization, she added, has been approached by groups in the area to study ways to better utilize available spaces. “While we’re not looking specifically at county communities, we haven’t found any small rural communities where rural homelessness isn’t an issue,” Benard explained. The ARDN was developed by the public post secondary sector originally, to connect with rural communities’ needs and issues. Once those issues became

known the post secondary sector could work to find solutions. “We were able to see lots of little projects throughout rural Alberta when we began,” said Benard, who was the first hire for the organization. After trying to do everything for everyone, it was decided that there would be three areas of specialization – vulnerable populations, municipal sustainability and workforce development. “Without jobs rural Alberta can’t thrive,” Benard stated. ARDN originally started looking at vulnerable populations when Sherwood Park. MLA Annie McKitrick approached ARDN about youth homelessness in rural communities. At the time McKitrick was a social worker in Strathcona County. Benard said that the group applied for some funding to further study the problem but it wasn’t forthcoming. Through the project,

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the federal government in Lamont County, to recognized there was no establish levels of homeprovincial work being lessness and then we’ll done on homelessness in seek provincial fundrural areas. Benard ing,” Benard added. added it was the federal “There are problems getgovernment that then ting people aware of the approached ARDN to scope of rural homelessmanage all their home- ness, but there’s always a lessness programs in core group of people, such as the FCSS, teachrural Alberta. “When we realized ers, and others who will what a big issue it was, talk about it, but there we started looking at are some, including affordable housing and some elected officials, things snowballed,” Benard said. “The rural communities didn’t have the individual resources to deal with it.” Currently the federal government funds rural strategies while the province doesn’t spend any The Alberta Rural Development funds in this Network had their grand opening of area, but that a new permanent facility in south could soon Edmonton at the Edmonton Research Park on Tuesday, March change. “We’ll be put- 27. As part of the opening, a new ting out propos- mural created by artist AJA Louden als to the rural was unveiled. Seen here is the artist, left with ARDN executive c o m m u n i t y, director Dee Ann Benard. including those

who may not want to discuss this.” According to Benard, as rural communities start to talk about it, there’s a more positive response. “People are aware of residents living in substandard conditions or sleeping in cars, tents, or in the bush, and in the rural communities, residents already know who these people are, but may not be aware how dire their situation is,” Benard explained. In the area of workforce development, ARDN actively works with the community or local businesses on business retention or expansion. “Business owners are so busy working at their business they may not do proper marketing or figuring out how to be more strategic,” she said. “We want to help them address those barriers by placing college business students in those businesses to further develop them.” She cited the community of Glenwood in

southern Alberta, where ARDN aided in the development of a tourism program for the area. In Taber, ARDN is working with the town on a housing strategy to attract new residents and with that, hopefully, new business. ARDN she said has met with the Bruderheim mayor and the CAO to discuss some community options and she expects things to start happening in Lamont County. Anyone can work with ARDN whether it be FCSS, economic development, or the local Chamber of Commerce. “If people come to us, we’ll work with them and try to bring all the appropriate stakeholders together,” Benard added. From a one person network, the organization has now grown to 10 staff and there are an additional three student interns. The organization marked it ninth anniversary last week by opening a permanent office in south Edmonton.

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