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8, No. 51 Tuesday, December8,3,2011 2013 Vol.Vol. 7, No. 2, Tuesday, November

Major accident causes twenty vehicle pileup

Sunday was a busy and stressful day for firefighters and emergency personell in and around Lamont County with the major collision on highway 16, that involved approximately 20 vehicles. Submitted At approximately 1:25 P.M. (13:25) Sunday December 01, 2013 Chipman Fire was called out to a multi-vehicle incident on highway 16 and Range Road 185. The incident involved some 20 vehicles. The conditions were poor as the roads were very icy

and visibility was limited by fog. The Chipman Fire Chief placed a call to Strathcona dispatch to initiate mutual aid response from Mundare and Lamont as well as the Regional Chief. Crews responded quickly and many hours of training with one another was very evident as all departments

were mingled throughout the mangled vehicles extricating trapped patients. There were approximately 21 ambulatory people with a variety of less serious injuries but disoriented by the magnitude of the scene. With many of these people from out of Province or far from home, and now

with no transportation, two busses were called, one local from the Hrehorets Bus Line and the other, the EMS multi victim bus, from Edmonton. The Edmonton bus suffered mechanical problems and was unable to respond. A call to the Deputy Chief in Chipman was placed to open up the community hall in Chipman, some 9 miles to the north of the incident. A triage centre was set up and two local nurses as well as Prairie Emergency Medical Services personnel manned the triage centre to assess injuries and arrange transportation. Food was brought in and volunteers from the County, Lamont and Chipman area came to assist with everything from comforting people to arranging transporta-

tion to hotels or home, as well as car rentals. The bus transported these people to the community hall then onto Lamont for some that wanted to stay at the hotel. Once again as a community we have come together to help those who were only passing through, and may have not even been aware of the county or the amazing individuals who reside here. But they will remember the sacrifice of those responders on the highway that miserable day in December, and the warm hospitality of our residents. Chipman Fire Chief Steve Rasmussen called Village Councillor and Deputy Chief Mike Siepert between 3 and 3:30 p.m. and with the help of village staff, the Chief Administrative

Officer, fire brigade members and their pastor, as well as other volunteers who were able to get an emergency operations centre operational in under an hour. Rasmussen said there were three registered nurses who volunteered at the centre where there were three triage stations. Emergency medical personnel were on site as well. Pizza, soup, baked goods and stuffed animals were also made available at the emergency operations centre. A total of 25 patients were transferred to medical facilities by ambulance, and seven more transported by bus to the hospital in Lamont. Four people were seriously injured, but there were no reported fatalities.

2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Junior Firefighter Program earns provincial recognition for Bruderheim Fire Department Michelle Pinon Editor

Elected officials with the Town of Bruderheim got more than they bargained for at the recent Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) annual conference in Calgary. The morning of Nov. 21, Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs announced that the Town of Bruderheim was the recipient of the Ministers Award for Municipal Excellence. “It came as a total surprise,” said coun. Wayne Olechow, who had the trophy and plaque on hand during the Mayor’s Supper the following day. The award recognizes the Bruderheim Fire Department’s Junior Firefighter Program, which first began in

2008. ”The program is a credit to Fire Chief Bob Cote,” added Mayor Karl Hauch, “his vision brought this program to fruition.” Hauch went onto say: “The Town of Bruderheim is very proud of the achievements of our fire department.” The Junior Firefighter Program, said Hauch, has provided a method of attracting and retaining members. Hauch added, “The young people that are able to stay with the program become very involved and are confident with their ability to respond to all types of calls. These young men and women have been a very positive addition to the department, and the level of commitment and dedication they exhibit is phenomenal.” Shayne Milliken and Leslie Clarke are two of

the firefighters who joined the junior program when it began, and have continued to upgrade their level of training and experience, and are now full fledged members of the fire department. Clarke said she couldn’t wait for the day when she was able to trade in her training badges for her permanent ones. “It was a pretty big step,” stated Clarke, who has been moving up the ladder ever since. She is now able to teach during practices, and takes advantage of as many courses and training sessions as her schedule will allow. As far as rewards go, both Clarke and Milliken, say being there for someone who needs help is the greatest reward. “We take time to talk to them and reassure them,” added Milliken. “Sometimes a familiar face helps them (people in need.)” Alan Klassen, emergency services training co-ordinator with Lamont County, said the program is innovative in attracting new fire recruits and being a model for other commu-


Shayne Milliken and Leslie Clarke are two former participants of the Junikor Firefighters Program, who have continued on to becoming full fledged members of the Bruderheim Fire Department and really enjoy passing on their skills and expertise to other members. nities wishing to involve the residents in a similar program. “The advantages we have seen is improved skills and knowledge of the fire service so when they do turn 18 they already have some of the skills required to be on the department. They also don’t have to spend the six months on probation they advance directly to fire fighter status.” Juniors can join at the age of 16. They attend practice and certified training courses, and

HIT THE Lt. Mary Ellen Boyle and Captain Alan Klassen of the Bruderheim Fire Department were on hand at the Mayor’s Supper to receive the awards for the junior firefighters program which received provincial recognition recently.

assist with equipment clean up after calls, added Klassen. Both Milliken and Clarke smile and reminisce about their hose cleaning days during the wildfires of 2009. Hauch said the fire department was on high alert for the entire summer, and the junior firefighters would go to the fire hall before and after school every day to wash hoses and other equipment so when crews did a shift change, the gear was all ready for them to grab

and go. The mentored have become mentors, and there is no greater success than passing expertise and experience onto the next generation. “We look forward to a bright future for our fire department and our community,” stated Hauch. Fire Chief Bob Cote said it was nice to be recognized by other municipalities in the province. “It’s an honour, and an initiative that worked.”



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Atypical concert ready to hit the stage Michelle Pinon Editor

Atypical. That’s how producer Peter North describes the upcoming Front Porch Roots Revue concert at the Chipman National Hall Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. “Our Christmas country and blues show is atypical Front Porch Roots Revue show in that it isn’t typical. The history of Front Porch shows that the concerts draw on all sorts of music from traditional country, to folk, to blues, to old time rock and roll, and original songs,” explained North. “For this show in Chipman we’ll be drawing on the great songwriting of Karla Anderson who won the Emerging Artist of the Year Award a few years ago at the Canadian Folk Music show in Ottawa and the songwriting skills of Stewart MacDougall.” North added that Anderson has been a headliner at the Edmonton Folk Fest twice, and recordings have gotten air time nationwide and down into Boston and New York on national public radio. As far as MacDougall goes, North describes him as “one of the finest songwriters in Canada” as his original pieces have been recorded by musical legends Ian Tyson, K.D. Lang, Randy Travis, Laura Vinso, and the Great Western Orchestra. “There’s certainly something for everyone who likes country music and the music that gets stirred into country and blues. Some material swings, there are some nice country ballads, the vocal arrangements on some pieces are very impressive as five of

the six members sing and sing very well. You can hear a Hank Williams tune written 65 years ago and then hear a new blues tune written three months ago and everything in between,” noted North. Oh and by the way, “Front Porch was named one of the 15 best music shows of 2012 by the Calgary Herald entertainment writers alongside artists like Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Coldplay. Not bad eh!,” added North. The opening act for Front Porch will be Chipman area resident and musician Randy Hollar. “I’ve seen Randy Hollar with the Alberta Legends of Country and he’s really got the Wilf Carter thing down. Just tremendous, and someone who is really carrying the country tradition to people who have loved that music, as well as new audiences. He’s keeping something very important alive and doing so with a lot of class and passion,” stressed North. Also following the cultural tradition in Chipman are the Chipman Players, who are sponsoring the concert that will begin at 8 p.m. in the Chipman National Hall. Member Bruce McGregor hints that it will definitely be an entertaining evening, and there will certainly be time for a few stories to keep things interesting and light. “If you’re a music lover, this is the show for you. I’ve seen them perform. They are super, super talented musicians.” Tickets are $20 a piece, and available for sale at the Chipman Market and the Chipman Post Office.

Members of the Front Porch Roots Revue will take the stage at the Chipman National Hall Dec. 7.

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4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, December 3, 2013


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Lamont Light Up celebrations a wonder to behold I can't tell you what a great time I had this past Saturday at the Lamont Light Up celebrations. The weather was absolutely perfect, and travelling from venue to venue I felt lighthearted and happy and really enjoyed watching everyone smiling and laughing and having a good time, whether they were decorating Christmas ornaments and cookies, eating hot dogs, having a sleigh ride, listening to festive music, playing games, visiting Santa, checking out the bake sales, or interacting with the puppies that were up for adoption. Of course the grande finale Winter Wonder Lights was truly magical. People were enjoying hot chocolate, popcorn, and each other's company. The little children were running around in excitement to look at the beautiful decorations at the town office. Santa arrived on the scene, and there was an official countdown before Ol’ Saint Nick pulled the switch to light up the grounds around the administrative building. Christmas carols played and folks milled about before taking a tour of the town to see the Christmas lights. It was a wonderful day, filled with many happy memories, and thanks needs to go out to all of the Light Up Committee members, as well as various organizations and community groups for making the 2013 edition unforgettable. Even though the event just ended, I can hardly wait for the 2014 Lamont Light Up, yet I know the many volunteers will need some well deserved recovery time before starting to plan the 11th annual Light Up. Michelle Pinon

Letter to the Editor Community involvement needed for Park Plan During the past week I had the opportunity to view a much enlarged overlay of the proposed "Hillside Park Plan" which is located just inside the front entrance of the new Lamont town office on main street. It is an impressive presentation, a credit to

the Park Planning Committee and resource(s) involved in its development. It is worth a visit to the town office for anyone not familiar with the issue or has wondered what this is all about. I was critical of the park plan and expressed

some firm principles for the park's future in an earlier letter (Oct. 17/13), based on perceptions formed at that time. I do not withdraw my earlier comments but suggest that a healthy participation of the community in what 'the vision' for a year round dynamic

town park should strive for. In the meantime, first priority should be directed towards improved upkeep and maintenance of the park. Respectfully submitted, Wally Iwankow Senior Citizen

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6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bruderheim Mayor hosts annual supper for business and community leaders Shell presents $80,000 cheque for generator and air compressor


Pictured from left to right are: Lt. Mary Ellen Boyle, of the Bruderheim Fire Department, Fire Chief Bob Cote, Councillors Jillian Melnick, Dave McCormack, Wayne Olechow, George Campbell, Cpt. Alan Klassen, Mayor Karl Hauch, and Brendan Curley, Shell Manufacturing Excellence Manager. Michelle Pinon Editor

Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch hosted his fourth annual Mayor’s Supper on Nov. 22. Around 80 entrepreneurs and volunteers were in attendance for the event. The evening brought together businesses, community groups, and supporters, and afforded the town the opportunity to share its successes and future plans. Mayor Hauch personally thanked participants and acknowledged the important contributions they make to the community before formal introductions, supper, guest speakers, and a special cheque presentation. MP Leon Benoit offered greetings on behalf of the Government of Canada, while David MacLean with the Alberta Enterprise Group was the guest speaker. Gary Leppek with Barpek Products showcased his Andrew based manufacturing and distribution company. Rounding out the evening was a special cheque presentation from Shell Canada. David MacLean, acting president of the Alberta

Enterprise Group (AEG) was the featured guest speaker for the event, and had many positive and promising things to say about Bruderheim. MacLean described Bruderheim as an island in the middle of burgeoning industrial development, and ideally suited to benefit from this type of development. “Bruderheim could well be the next frontier in the industrial heartland,” stated MacLean. He also pointed out that with land prices around Bruderheim at just a fraction of those not far away near Sherwood Park, he predicted it wouldn’t be long before investors take notice. “Also, two major rail lines in close proximity make Bruderheim a great location for industrial development.” According to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA), there are currently over $21 billion in announced or sanctioned projects. “This only includes projects where the investors have announced their intentions to construct and have purchased the lands necessary to build their projects. This is significant because the developers have some skin in the game,” stressed MacLean.

MacLean called the heartland development “one of the most significant industrial developments in Canada’s history,” and that Bruderheim has the good fortune to be on the doorstep. AEG is a member based, registered nonprofit business advocacy organization, governed by a board of volunteer directors. It does not have charitable status or accept government money, outlined MacLean. AEG members, which currently number more than 100, employ over 150,000 Canadians and generate billions in economic activity each year, as well as stimulate and guide the business climate. “AEG members represent every sector of the Canadian economy from retailers, hoteliers and hockey teams to oil and gas producers to manufacturers to multinational engineering firms.” Canada’s energy industry generates billion of dollars in economic activity, and MacLean said it has helped turn western Canada into a prosperity hub for workers from around the world, yet is put at risk from heavy hitting environmentalist detractors who portray

the fossil fuel industry as amoral. “The reality is the fossil fuels industry is a moral industry. By producing the most abundant, affordable, reliable energy in the world, the fossil fuel industry makes every other industry more productive and it makes every indi-

Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch vidual more productive and prosperous, giving him a level of opportunity to pursue happiness that previous generations couldn’t even dream of. Energy, the fuel of technology, is opportunity - the opportunity to use technology to improve every aspect of life, including our environment. Following MacLean’s speech, representatives with Shell Canada pre-

sented the Bruderheim Fire Department with a $80,000 cheque for a generator. In response Mayor Hauch stated that “The Town of Bruderheim is honoured that Shell accepted our applications for funding for a generator which will be used in our Reception Centre/Emergency Operation Centre in the event of a prolonged power outage. In addition to the $80,000 cash donation, Shell also donated a compressor for the breathing apparatus at the fire hall. Part of the monies received will go towards installing the compressor.” Mayor Hauch expressed his gratitude to Shell and the co-operative relationship that has been fostered with the company. “Their contributions have promoted safety in our community and we will all benefit. Thank you to Jessica Blackmore and Brendan Curly for attending our Mayor’s Supper even and presenting the generous donation to the group. Our community is very fortunate we have such generous industry friends and neighbours!” Al Klassen, emergency services training co-ordinator for Lamont County, pointed out that the air bottles, required

for firefighting activities were filled up at Shell’s fire hall and later the Fort Saskatchewan fire hall. “With the addition of the compressor in Bruderheim, air bottles will no longer need to be transported and filled elsewhere, thus improving our reliability in prolonged fire fighting activities.” Klassen added that having a permanent diesel emergency generator would supply emergency power to both the firehall and community centre. The Bruderheim community centre is the Emergency Social Services Reception Centre, which would receive evacuees from the town or surrounding areas in Lamont County, or Strathcona County residents as well as any employees of surrounding industries. In the event of a prolonged power outage both the buildings would be able to continue to function. As well the community centre would be able to provide food and temporary lodging for evacuees.

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), December 3, 2013- 7

Yodelling cowboy Randy Hollar to open for Front Porch Roots Revue in Chipman Michelle Pinon Editor

Yodeling is a dying art, but one local musician is keeping the tradition alive, and sharing his time and talents both near and far. Randy Hollar will be performing not far from his backyard Saturday evening when he goes on stage at the Chipman National Hall as the opening act for Front Porch Revue. Sitting at the kitchen table at the home he shares with Karen Calvert, Hollar talks about his love of country music and how he began following in the footsteps of his favorite yodeling cowboy, and country music legend Wilf Carter. The Canadian icon was a favorite of Randy’s mother and even as a youngster he would flap his arms when he heard

Carter yodeling and singing on the radio. Even though Randy didn’t learn to read music, he could play music by ear, and started to learn some of Carter’s tunes. He laughs when he recalls getting kicked out of music class. Despite learning and singing the words to Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs of Dover, his teacher disqualified him, and suggest he should build bird cages instead of singing about them. He wasn’t deterred however, and kept learning and honing his vocal and instrumental skills on the guitar, and by the time he was a young teenager was playing at local dances in and around Viking. Hollar, who used to be a bull rider, performed when he had time during road trips in his early twenties, and became an ambassador for the cow-

boy lifestyle with the rodeo association. “I was runner up for Cowboy of the Year for a couple of years,” recalls Hollar. He admits he is lucky to have survived his rodeo days. He has performed at the Calgary Stampede, Winspear Centre, Big Valley Jamboree, and other venues throughout the province as well as BC, SK, and NS. Hollar recalls how special it was to play during a special festival hosted by the Fieldwood Heritage Society from Canning, Nova Scotia in 2010 where he was presented with a certificate recognizing his contribution to the Wilf Carter Legacy of Music. Hollar, who has released five albums of his own, is creating a legacy all his own, and leaving his own unique imprint in the hearts of fans everywhere.

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8 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2013 Andrew Fireman’s Ball

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), December 3, 2013 - 9

Leading the procession is Fire Rescue Officer Ross Bennett and his escort, followed by Lamont County Emergency Services Co-ordinator Randy Siemens and his escort, and distinguished fire chiefs from other departments. Michelle Pinon

Editor Andrew Fire Department Chief Barry Goertz.

Jesse Lindberg, third from right, received his 15 year service medal. Also pictured is Barry Goertz, left, MLA Jacquie Fenske, and Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths.

The 2013 edition of the Andrew Fireman’s Ball held on Nov. 30 was the most successful ever, and raised more than $14,000 for the Andrew Fire Brigade. Andrew Fire Chief Barry Goertz was over the moon with the results of the bi-annual fundraiser. The community centre was packed, and the majority of supporters celebrated well into the wee hours of the morning despite light freezing rain that continued to fall throughout the evening. The event started with the procession of dignitaries and distinguished guests and was followed by the introduction of the members of the Andrew Fire Department. Lamont County Reeve Wayne Woldanski brought greetings on behalf of the municipality. “I would like to extend thanks to Chief Goertz and members for your courage and dedication to this community.” After dinner, Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs, brought greetings on behalf of the province. “It’s an honour to be here,” said Griffiths, who complimented the caterer (Tom Hrehorets family) for the

delicious meal. He also had a compliment for Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville MLA Jacquie Fenske, who spoke following his address. “She is one of the hardest working elected officials I know.” Griffiths also thanked first responders for being there to help with just about anything, and witnessed some of the great work they did during flooding in southern Alberta this past summer. The minister also commended the local firefighters in attendance. “It’s so incredible you have so many volunteers,” and felt that would help ensure a strong and successful fire department for a long time to come. “It’s not only a pleasure, but an honour to recognize Andrew Fire Fighters,” stated Fenske. She also thanked the fire fighters family members for their support. Ross Bennett from the fire comissioners office, was also on hand to help present service awards and level one training completion certificates to fire fighters. Special guest speaker for the event was St. Paul Fire Chief Trevor Kotowich, who talked about the Racette School tragedy which happened on Oct. 25, 2012. “I remember this day perfectly,” stated

Kotowich, who was preparing for a trip to southern Alberta with a couple of other fire fighters. Having not yet departed, Kotowich was on scene within a couple of minutes. It was also fortunate that 17 of the 32 regular department members were available when called into service. Nothing had prepared him or the other fire fighters who were trying to secure a classroom after a van crashed through its window and trapped three of the students beneath the vehicle. Kotowich said it was the first time they have worked in such a confined space, and faced several different challenges throughout the incident, and reminded fire fighters to always expect the unexpected. Captain Jesse Lindberg provided an overview of the brigade before Fire Chief Barry Goertz delivered his own special message. “Thank you for your attendance and support,” said Goertz, who also thanked and recognized members of other fire departments who were in attendance by asking them to stand up and be acknowledged for their support. Goertz also thanked the caterers, volunteers with FCSS, Village of Andrew, as well as the fire fighters partners and families.

Captain Corey Sagstuen, second from left, is a training officer with the Andrew Fire Department and has one year of service. Pictured from left to right: Barry Goertz, Jacquie Fenske, Bric Andreychuk, Rusty Kroetsch, Andy Lamash, and Doug Griffiths.

A regal RCMP member and piper leads the procession.

Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths, left, Andrew Fire Chief Barry Goertz and Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville MLA Jacquie Fenske.

MLA Jacquie Fenske, left, with Andrew Fire Department member Jason Mercier and Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths.

10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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12 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday,, December 3, 2013

Christmas in Mundare There will be plenty to see and do during the Town of Mundare’s Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 7. There will be a variety of activities at several different venues for young and old alike. Mundare Mayor Charlie Gargus said it is either the 12 or 13th year the town has sponsored the family orientated event. Gargus is also excited about the event that will feature a craft market and bake sale, pictures with Santa, sleigh rides, family skating, and evening parade. The Christmas Extravaganza will kick off with the Christmas Craft Market and Bake Sale at the Mundare Recreation Centre (MRC), starting at 11 a.m. “We have space for 30 vendors,� noted Gargus. “We also have a raffle with proceeds going to the Lamont County Christmas Hampers, and we are collecting food for the hampers and the food bank.� There will be a bus parked outside the MRC where donations can be dropped off. The Mundare Library Board is hosting cookies and hot chocolate as well as pictures with Santa from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. at the town office. Participants will also get the chance to make a Christmas ornament and go for a sleigh ride during the afternoon. Folks can head on down to the arena between 4 and 5 p.m. to enjoy some hot chocolate and family skating. The grand finale will be the Santa Claus Parade that will get underway at 6 p.m.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 75th Birthday party will be held for Harold Ray at the Kingman Hall on Sat. Dec. 14th at 11 am. Open house and potluck lunch at noon. TM46-47 ________________________ Hans On Massage Therapy will be closed from Nov. 27 to Jan. 2. Sorry for any inconvienance. 45/46p

BUSINESS OPP. Opportunity in Viking for a licensed hair stylist to operate their own shop. Owner/operator retiring Feb. 28, 2014. Two stations, all equipment and a great clientele. For mor information contact Ellen 780-6033143 or Todd 780-336-1180 46-49c

COMING EVENTS Bruce Ag Society Annual Meeting Wed., Dec. 11 at the Bruce Recreation Center. New members welcome. 45/46c ________________________ IRON CREEK COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY, Starts at 2 p.m., Sleigh Rides and Hot Chocolate, Potluck Supper 5p.m., Special Visitor Coming 7 p.m.. EVERYONE INVITED! *NOTE: Parents to bring a wrapped gift costing $15 for your child* 46-47c ________________________ Christmas Potluck Sunday Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.. Bruce Community Center. Santa, kids games, music. Sponsored by the Bruce Ag Society. Everyone welcome. 46/47c

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Mixed Sturling Curling, Viking Curling Club every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The games consist of 2 person teams and will use 6 rocks, 6 ends, and take less than 1 hour to play. Stick or slide delivery; no sweeping between hog lines. $10.00 per day charge for non-curling club members. Come out for a fun afternoon each Wednesday. For information phone Pres Winter 780336-2576 or Jan Hafso 780385-6220 46c ________________________ Turkey Supper Sun., Dec. 8 at the Viking Seniors Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with supper at 6 p.m., $15.00 per person. Entertainment, everyone welcome. 45/46c ________________________ Tofield United Church Christmas Tea, Craft, and Bake sale on Saturday, December 7th 2 - 4 pm. Wheelchair accessible. TM45-46c ________________________ Round Hill Christmas Market. Monday, December 9, 5 - 7 pm. For a table call and leave a message with Terry @ 780-672-6068. TM45-46c ________________________ Kingman Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Supper December 6, 2013 4 - 8 pm at the Kingman Hall, in Kingman, AB. $25/adult, $15/12 & under. Handicapped seating at 12 noon, by reservation only for this seating. Call Colleen at 780-662-3829 or 780-672-3712 to reserve or for more information. Everyone Welcome! TM43-46c ________________________ VIKING FARMER’S MARKET

Bruderheim 3 Bedroom Half Duplex 1.5 Bath, 10 minutes from Dow. Close to school & Amenities, no pets, water included. Rent & DD $1050 each. 780-4797378 LL46-49p ________________________ 2 bedroom house in Ryley, $600 damage deposit and $600 per month including utilities. Available January 1st 2014. Phone 780-6623058 TM45-46 ________________________ For Rent - VIKING. Two main floor bedrooms, one basement bedroom. Full bath up, shower down. No pets. $800 plus utilities. DD required Call 780-336-0127 39 tfn c

Iron Creek Gas Co-op Ltd. is accepting applications for a service person. This is a full time permanent position with competitive pay, a full benefit and pension package. The applicant must be reliable, motivated, a team player and have or be willing to take gas fitting apprenticeship and safety courses. References and Driver’s Abstract required at interview. Contact our office 780-384-3762 for more information. Resumes can be faxed to 780-384-2280, mailed to Box 210, Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0 or e-mailed to CP46-47c ________________________ Lamont Area - Looking for occasional part time (may become full time) kennel assistant. Call 780- 690 4336 or send resume to LL45-48p ________________________ Class 1 winch truck driver and class 1 tractor driver for local company. Please fax resume stating safety tickets, experience and commercial driver abstract to 780-662-3368, Tofield. TM44-47p ________________________ Looking for 5 seasonal beekeepers, must have 2 years exp. in commercial operation. Call Gerard 780-6624449, Tofield. TM44-49p ________________________ Kendale Truck Parts storage yard located at 532059 RR 185 seeks full time worker with mechanical experience. Work hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30–5:30 p.m. Please email resume to or call 780-476-1066 of you have any questions about the position. LL43-46p

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COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Diagnose software or hardware issues. Will repair software issue for $50. Call Marie 780-662-4122 TM46-47 ________________________ Cut heating costs, hi-efficient furnace replacements low rates - licensed semiretired tradesman. Ph: 780718-0262 TM41-48p ________________________ Carpet and upholstery cleaning - residential and commercial. Truck mount unit, sewer back-up, and flood cleaning. Auto and RV cleaning. Call Glenn and Cindi Poyser, Fancy Shine Auto and Carpet Care at (780) 384-3087, Sedgewick. CPtfn _______________________

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IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of: George Klontz July 12, 1923 December 3, 2007 Everyday in some small way Memories Come our way Though absent you are always near, deeply loved, missed, and always dear. Always remembered and sadly missed, Jean, Carol, Ken, Sharon Jodie & Mark 46p

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14 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday,, December 3, 2013

Food bank hampers top Christmas list Local students hold food bank challenges this holiday season Michelle Pinon Editor

Local schools have made the food bank top of their Christmas list this year. Students at Bruderheim, Lamont, Mundare and Andrew Schools will be collecting donations

for Christmas hampers. Grade 7-12 students from Lamont High School will be participating in the food bank challenge. Each grade is competing to win a pizza party. The class with the most points will win the grand prize. For example, items


Lamont High School leadership students from left to right are: Meakin Conrad, Rebecca Zachoda and Garth Beauregard.

that earn the most amount of points include: peanut butter, soda crackers, and salmon. Four points is canned meat. Earning three points is canned fruit (except pineapple), and 100 per cent fruit juice (no sugar). Instant coffee and canned tomatoes is worth two points and canned pineapple and other unperishable goods are worth one point. Students in Mundare will be building food castles and will be judged on the construction and creativity of their castles. Students at Bruderheim School are collecting for the Bruderheim Christmas Hamper. Principal Sven Danzinger said “it is a whole school initiative,” and the goal is to collect 800 items, and are already at the 100 item mark. In Andrew the Grade

5/6 class is operating the food drive. “We are also selling baked goods at recess and lunch every

day to raise money for purchasing food. On Dec. 17, the class will be helping Andrew and

District FCSS sort and prepare hampers,” said teacher Greg Cruickshank.

Mundare School teacher Tammy Seney, far left, gathers with students who will be participating in the food castles challenge. They will be collecting donations until Dec. 10. Donations can be dropped off during school hours.

CORRECTION In the November 26 edition of the Lamont Leader, it was wrongly printed that the Lions Club had partnered with 4H to provide hot dogs and refreshments to Light Up attendees. The hot dogs and refreshments were provided by Lamont Fish and Game Association, with the Lamont Lions Club providing the venue for the event.

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Members of the Lamont Light Up Committee recently posed for a photo on the steps of the town office. In the back row are Gary Harrold and Mic Dunsmore. Middle row from left to right: Heather Price, Cathy Weetman, Phyllis Kucy and Vince Price. Front row from left to right are: Gail Hrehorets, Jocelyn Harrold, Cherayl Dunphy and Dorothee Saleski.

THANK-YOU FROM PARKVIEW RESTAURANT Parkview Restaurant will be under new management as of January 1, 2014. We thank our loyal patrons who have faithfully supported us over the years. We hope you continue to support Parkview Restaurant under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Zhou. Please note, all gift certificates must be redeemed prior to the New Year.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year!

Raymond, Annie and family

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Staff and students at Mundare School raised a total of $560.97 for the Movember campaign to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. Pictured in the front row are top earners: Steven Blackadder, Brittney Sonnichsen, Dylan Vadnaise and Walker Allan. Back row left to right are: Principal Tracey Arbuthnott, Jason LaFrance, and Matt McGregor.


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16 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday,, December 3, 2013



 NoticeisherebygiventhatundertheprovisionsoftheMunicipalGovernmentAct,LamontCountywillofferforsale,bypublicauction, attheLamontCountyCouncilChambers,5303–50Avenue,LamontAlbertaonWednesday,December18,2013at9:00a.m.,the followinglands:  Pt.ofSec. Sec Twp. Rge M. Lot Blk Plan Acres CofT      13,14 2 1739EO 782154105 NW 5 52 16 4 1 9922786 9.09 002362897      7 2 1739EO 982208158  Eachparcelwillbeofferedforsalesubjecttoareservebid,andtothereservationsandconditionscontainedintheexistingcertificate oftitle.Thelandisbeingofferedforsaleonan“asis,whereis”basis,andLamontCountymakesnorepresentationandgivesno warrantywhatsoeverastotheexistenceoradequacyofservices,soilconditions,landusedistricting,buildinganddevelopment conditions,absenceorpresenceofenvironmentalcontamination,orthedevelopmentabilityofthesubjectlandforanyintendeduse bythepurchaser.  Terms:Cash,CertifiedChequeorMoneyOrderinfull,dayofsale.  LamontCountymay,afterthepublicauction,becometheownerofanyparceloflandthatisnotsoldatthepublicauction.  Theabovementionedlistingissubjecttochangeuponpaymentofallarrearsoftaxesandcostsatanytimepriortosale.  DatedatLamontOctober7,2013    AllanHarvey,ChiefAdministrativeOfficer 

ResidentSnowRemoval AsyouareclearingyourapproachfromsnowfallDoNOTpushthe snowacrossthecountyroad.Themovementofsnowacrossa roadwaycanoftenleaveridges,rutsorpilesofsnowthatbecome dangerousandcouldcausedamagetothemotoringpublic;you,the landownercouldbeheldliable. Whenplowingoutyourowndrivewayorhavingaprivatecontractor plow,thesnowMUSTbepushedbackontotheresident’sproperty ortotherightsideoftheapproachandmustbepushedawayfrom thedrivinglanes,NOTacrosstheroadintotheoppositeditch.This allowsthegraderoperatortolessentheamountofsnowleftat drivewayentrances.



AppealbyDecember10,2013  Takenoticethatthefollowingpermitsforproposeddevelopmentas describedbelowhavebeenissuedinaccordancewiththeLamont CountyLandUseBylawNo.675/07.  1. LegalDescription:SW75817W4 2. LandUse:AgriculturalDistrict(A) Proposal:7.68ha.(19acres)sand&gravelpitextraction. (Stages1&2) PermitNo.:028/13  3. LegalDescription:Lot1,Plan0120752(inNE85519W4) 4. LandUse:Agricultural  Proposal:Tooperateanequipmentrepairserviceand assembling/disassemblingofheavyequipment. PermitNo.:047/13  AdditionalInformation Foradditionalinformationregardingthesepermits,pleasecontactthe PlanningandDevelopmentDepartmentat(780)8952233.  Appeal TheLandUseBylawprovidesthatthepersonapplyingforthepermit or affected by the order, or any other person affected by an order, decision or development permit of a Development Authority may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board within fourteen(14)daysafterthedateofnotice.  AppealFee$200.00 

EmploymentOpportunity ConstructionSupervisor  LamontCountyiscurrentlyseekingateamorientedandself motivatedindividualtofillthepositionofConstructionSupervisor. ReportingdirectlytotheDirectorofPublicWorks,theincumbentis responsibleforthemanagementandsupervisionoftheRoad Constructionprogram.




Preferencewillbegiventocandidateswith: x Minimumof35yearsdirectworkexperienceasaConstruction Supervisorandofficemanagement. x Knowledge of construction and inspection, including rural transportationnetworks. x Knowledgeofthepreparation,controlandmonitoringofbudgets. x Musthaveknowledgeofcomputers,internetservice,GPS/GIS. Thiscompetitionwillremainopenuntilanapplicantishired.Please forwardyourresume/applicationto:  LamontCounty HumanResourcesDepartment 5303–50Avenue,Lamont,ABT0B2R0 Fax:(780)8957404  Foracompletejobdescriptionandlistofqualificationsviewthejob postingonourwebsite: resources/jobpostings/  LamontCountythanksallapplicantsfortheirinterest.However,only thosewhohavebeenselectedforaninterviewwillbecontacted.

LamontCounty ChristmasClosure ThePublicWorksandAdministrationofficeswillbeclosedDecember 21–December29,aswellasJanuary1.    

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