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Vol. 13, No. 17, Wednesday February 21, 2018 www.LamontLeader.com
Importance of family demonstrated throughout Lamont County during Family Day
FAMILY DAY IN BRUDERHEIM (Above): Horse drawn rides were a popular event at Bruderheim Family Day celebrations on Feb. 19. Bruderheim resident George Campbell supplied the horse teams and wagons.(Below): Clarissa Strickland, 14, of Bruderheim enjoys playing on the bouncy castle that was set up in the townâ€™s community hall for Family Day.
FAMILY DAY IN MUNDARE Eight-year-old Madison Warawa and her brother Riley, 10, demonstrate their snowshoe prowess at Victory Park in Mundare. The two were taking part in Family Day activities on Feb. 19.
2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Mundare’s Sister Aloysia turns 105 On February 17, 2018 Sister Aloysia turned 105 years young. When asked the reason for her long life she said, “doing what I loved all my life.” Sister, who has resided in the Mary Immaculate Care Centre since a fall in May of 2017, was celebrated by her friends, family, colleagues, the Town of Mundare, Shelli Murphy Senior Operating Officer of the Rural Division of Covenant Health, Sister Laurel - of St Joseph’s Home and Coleen Eubing the Unit Manger of the Care Centre. Sister, who is hard of hearing and a little overwhelmed with the fuss, said after the speeches, “I wish I was a speech maker. I don’t have words. I just have to bless you and pray for you. I can’t hear very well either.” Born Nancy Safranowich on February 17, 1913 in Chipman Alberta, she was the 9th child with four brothers and 7 sisters. When she was 25 she packed a suitcase and walked to Mundare to join the religious order. On September 2, 2018
Sister Aloysia will celebrate her 90th anniversary in religious life, 42 years of which she spent as an educator. She taught for 22 years in the USA and 20 years in Canada, she also spent a
summer teaching in Paris, France. She was one of the pioneers of the Byzantine Rite parochial schools in the USA. She served as a principal in Chester Pennsylvania, Rochester NY, and Minnersville Pennsylvania. She also taught elementary and junior high. In 1960, Sister received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, and then took post graduate work with a major in Library Science at Duquesne
University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1963 besides teaching, Sister organized the school libraries according to the Dewey System. In 1964 Sister Aloysia received the honour of Teacher of the Year in Youngstown, Ohio. She also served as lay-teachers in-service Advisor for five years. In 1967 Sister returned to Canada and continued teaching in Elementary Schools in Montreal and Edmonton and St. Martin’s and St. Mary’s Schools in Vegreville. She was also responsible for setting up the libraries. Following her retirement from teaching Sister Aloysia took special Religious Studies at Gonzaga International University in Spokane, Washington as preparation for a new ministry in parishes of the Ukrainian Byzantine Rite. She continued to teach evening classes and prepared concerts with children and adults, conducted Children of Mary and Sodalites, took care of altar boys and looked after altar bread and linens.
CELEBRATION TIME Sisters of St Joseph celebrate with Sister Aloysia, centre with cake. Sister’s last year of active ministry in parish work was at the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary in Calgary. Her greatest joy came from preparing children and occasionally adults for Solemn Holy Communion. She moved to St. Joseph’s Home in Mundare on June 20, 2001 where she continued to do many chores. After a fall in May 2017, she became quite weak and fragile. She then was admitted to the Mary Immaculate Care Centre where she currently resides.
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Inter Pipeline informs Lamont County residents of $3.5 billion project tion," Dawson said. JOHN MATHER "Transported to the PP facility where Inter Pipeline briefed the local comoccurs creating munity about its upcoming $3.5 billion polymerization Heartland project at both a Bruderheim polypropylene pellets, 12 kilograms of council meeting on Feb. 7 and the fol- program equal 10 kilograms of lowing day at a suppliers' Open House polypropylene that is then shipped by rail to customers." at the Josephburg Community Hall. Royer said that they were trying to The Heartland Complex will consist of three units – a propane dehydro- find markets in the country. “We’re hoping to find markets in genation (PDH) facility, a polypropylene (PP) facility, and a cogeneration Canada,” added Royer. “Currently we unit, which will ultimately power the ship propane by rail, but by shipping polypropylene, we will use less rail entire complex. In the briefing to Bruderheim coun- cars and ease up bottlenecks.” In addition, she said, some compacil, Lorraine Royer, Manager of government and stakeholder relations for nies may set up local manufacturing Inter Pipeline along with Michelle reducing transportation. The project will employ 13,000 workDawson, Director of public and regulatory affairs, explained the project’s ers during construction. Located on Range Road 220 in impact on the region. “This is exciting news for our area,” Strathcona County the PDH unit is said Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch. under construction. The cogeneration unit is scheduled He went on to question the two women about opportunities for local business. to start construction this summer with the PP facility to follow. Local businesses can bid for jobs Completion is scheduled for late “There are two ways for local companies to get involved,” explained 2021. According to Inter Pipeline, the comRoyer. “One is to bid with the main contractor to become a subcontractor.” plex will manufacture 525,000 tonnes She added some common site services of polypropylene each year. Over the course of construction – water delivery, hydrovac services, and site security – that will be contract- 13,000 workers will be employed, Royer added, with 380 full-time jobs ed out directly by Inter Pipeline. Local companies can contact Inter created on completion. “Propane is inexpensive and Pipeline and get their name a list. “The main contract has a commit- polypropylene is five times its value,” ment to use local content and make she said, adding, hydrogen spun off reports back to Inter Pipeline,” she during the process would be used as fuel for the plant. said. During construction employees will Incorporated two years ago and headquartered in Sherwood Park, Inter be bused to the site but plans for this Pipeline has operations in Fort are still to be finalized. “We take seriously the amount of McMurray, Redwater, Empress, and Cochrane in addition to its planned traffic in the area,” stated Royer. Contractors will probably look at Heartland project, Dawson stated. It also has some bulk storage facilities in Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton pick up sites but that depends on where the Europe. The company purchased the assets workers are coming from. “I think the opportunity for valueof Williams Energy Canada in 2016 givadded production in the province is a ing it two off-gas facilities, one near Fort McMurray and one near great thing, and we know we have lots of propane, with polypropylene having Redwater, she added Polypropylene is one of world’s a growing demand worldwide," Royer said. “It’s a great business for Alberta most widely used plastics. It’s used in drinking cups, storage to be in.” containers for fruits and puddings, Canadian dollar bills, car bumpers, and carpeting. Currently propane is shipped out of the country and delivered as polypropylene. The Heartland complex will manufacture polypropylene pellets locally. Propane from Inter Pipeline’s Redwater frac- Michelle Dawson, left, Director, public & regulatory tionation plant will be affairs, for Inter Pipeline Ltd., explains some of the piped across the North company’s Heartland Complex project timeline information to Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA, Saskatchewan River to Jessica Littlewood; Strathcona-Sherwood Park MLA, the PDH plant. Estefania Cortes-Vargas; and Inter Pipeline project "Propylene will be pro- manager, Neil Montgomery during an open house in duced by chemical reac- Josephburg on Thursday, Feb. 8.
Doing the Cake Walk Lamont Elementary School had its Winter Carnival on Feb. 15. Above, students do the Cake Walk which is a version of Musical Chairs where the winners get cake.
Lamont Council gives 1st reading to Heartland Area Structure Plan JOHN MATHER The decision to move first reading on a new Heartland Area Structure Plan for Lamont created some controversy for council last Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the regular council meeting. Before the discussion began county manager, Robyn Singleton explained passing first reading was necessary so a public hearing could be held to get as much public input as possible into the plan. Since 2016, there have been five public meetings to discuss the changes to the area structure plan, according to Singleton. “I got 16 calls over the weekend and another three this morning,” said Division 5 councillor Neil Woitas. “I don’t think we’re ready for first reading yet.” Woitas further added, “A lot of them were of the understanding that they could come to council and we could make changes. A lot of people have lost trust in the guys doing the plan; and there’s too many loopholes right now.” Division 3 councillor David Diduck agreed. “I’m not sure we’re ready to go forward with the first reading,” Diduck said. “Some of us have made our indica-
tion known we’re not happy with the plan as it has been structured – yet we want to make first reading today. Why would we not have another public meeting? There’s a lot of public concern with the documents. Why not take a little longer to make it right?” Diduck further stated, “I’m a little scared if we give first reading, are the consultants going to make the changes we’ve requested?” Singleton said there was no obligation to accept the documents as presented unless council was happy with the process. Council could formally present a list of items not in keeping with what was heard and wanted. Much of the council concerns stemmed from whether zoning around Bruderheim should be light industrial or heavy industrial. Singleton pointed out that at a public hearing people can make submissions as to what they would like to see zoned in the area. First reading encouraged Singleton encouraged council to move ahead with first reading. “If there’s no first reading we can’t have a public hearing,”
Singleton said. “Are we getting ratepayers’ fatigue on public meetings. We want to create a new area structure plan and we need a first reading. All it does is bring the issue formally on the table, and then council votes to move it to second, and third readings.” Two years have been spent developing the draft plan, he added. “A number of people were reluctant to come forward for whatever reasons, but we know we do have to hear from them. “We want a by-law that reflects the public’s desires and interests; without that, it will impede our ability to attract the type of industry we want.” Stantec has put the draft Area Structure Plan (ASP) together Scott Cole, Stantec’s project director said that the project started in May 2016 and his team had done some public engagements, and desktop studies already. “When you want more public meetings it concerns me; we’ve had four meetings and a Q and A session,” Cole added. “I truly believe the proposal is an accurate reflection of what we’ve heard.” Continued on Page 14
4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Opinion School shootings not just a USA problem Canadians can get a little smug when there is a shooting in the United States: “We have gun control, we know better, our children are protected.” Really? There seems to be a world-wide escalation of school shootings, including Canada. Since 2000, Canada has had eight incidences of school shootings compared to 209 in the United States. Sounds like a tremendous difference, and it is, but when you consider the USA has 10 times the population - that would mean 80 shootings here with equivalent residents. Eighty, and we have gun control. Of course the thing that brings this to our attention this month is the Valentine’s Day Massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 (at last count) were murdered by a crazed shooter at the school. Yes gun control, or lack of such, is part of the problem. But as you can see with the Canadian example, strict gun control is not the only problem. People who go berserk in Canada will find other weapons like knives, bombs, or even vehicles if guns are not easily accessible. As a society we need to be more aware of mental health issues, even if we are mostly clueless in treating these sicknesses. Let’s face it, psychiatry is an inexact practice. We still know so little about the human brain. All we are left with are signals. • At school maybe it is the boy with no friends who sits alone and is hostile towards those kids who isolate and won’t befriend him? Maybe it is the awkward one other children tease or point at? • Perhaps it is the person who has told his friends that he likes shooting and killing animals and is preoccupied with violence? Maybe he’s posted pictures of himself with guns or knives or worse on social media? • Maybe he’s troubled; at home, at school, at work? School shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, had gone through the system: tossed from school, bad home life, tragedies, counselling, and literally dozens of calls reporting his behavior to the police and FBI. But in a free society, we can’t arrest and lock up anyone we suspect to be ready to blow, or someone who shows dangerous symptoms. All we can do is take these signs more seriously instead of pointing fingers. Perhaps kindness and inclusion has already saved many similar events from happening. Nobody knows, but it might be a good starting point. Ticking... ticking... Kerry Anderson
School Shootings in 21st Century USA
209 incidences (266 dead)
Most countries inaccurately recorded Canada’s earliest School Shooting 1884
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Watch for investment scams March is Fraud Prevention Month and the ASC is kicking off the campaign with a list of online investment scams they want Lamont residents to watch out for. According to the Canadian Securities Administrators 2017 Investor Index, 44 per cent of Albertans are not confident when it comes to making investment decisions. This gap in confidence across the province means that Albertans are at greater risk of falling victim to investment fraud, particularly those offered online. In order to bridge the gap, the ASC is encouraging Lamont residents to learn ways to recognize and avoid online investment scams. Online investment scams to watch out for include: 1. Crypto-currency scams. Crypto-currencies are digital currencies, not produced by the government, but by a public network. Bitcoin, for example, had a record-breaking year in 2017 but is seeing volatility in 2018. However, it isn’t the only cryptocurrency that is growing in popularity and notoriety. Through crypto-currency offerings, investors can access a broader range of investments, making investors feel like they are getting into a unique, “next big thing”, industry. Fraudsters will often tempt investors by marketing a crypto-currency investment opportunity on social media and websites such as Kijiji, promising or guaranteeing high rates of return on the investment.
2. Forex trading scams. Forex or foreign exchange involves the trading of foreign currencies. The ASC has seen an increase in calls relating to Forex investment opportunities with victims often being solicited through online or newspaper ads. Fraudsters frequently guarantee little or no risk and high returns, and use unregistered dealers or brokers based outside of Canada, making it difficult or impossible to recover any losses or deal with a possible dispute. In many cases, the funds are not invested in anything, but simply stolen by the fraudster. 3. Commodities trading scams. With the price of oil slowly rising, Albertans are increasingly at risk of getting lured into a highly volatile energy commodity trading scam. Fraudsters will lead potential investors to believe they can profit quickly; leveraging current news and unique market trends or claim to have a “foolproof trading system.” In these schemes, investors are often lured by unregistered individuals and firms, and pressured to invest quick, promising large and guaranteed rates of return. New forms of investment fraud appear every day. To protect your money, Lamont residents need to do their research before making a decision to invest. The ASC has added a number of free tools and resources for Albertans to its website, checkfirst.ca.
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Results from this week’s minor hockey games KERRY ANDERSON These are some of the results from the 16/60 Minor Hockey League games held recently. (Please note that scores and scoring is taken from the website, and some game scores and scoring
is dependent on proper league entries. Deadline is typically Sunday evenings, so if scores are not noted they may have been entered after this time. http://1660.ab.ca). Bruderheim Tier 4 Novice (10-2-2) are
scheduled to play Leduc this Saturday at 11:30 am at Bruderheim Arena. Jacob Kofluk (66 pts) and Austyne Morgan (29 pts) lead the team in scoring. Lamont Tier 4 Atoms (3-7-3) lost a 7-2 game at Camrose on Friday. Alex
Andruchow and Camryn Fossum scored the Lamont goals, while Sandy McDonald kicked out 52 shots in the contest. Bruderheim Tier 4 Atoms (3-10-0) were scheduled for a game in Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday but no score was posted at noon
Monday deadline. Lamont Tier 4 Peewees (10-3-2) lost an 11-1 game at New Sarepta on Saturday. Ethan Weleschuk scored the lone Lamont goal, while Camryn Fossum and Dylan Onushko picked up assists. Lamont was scheduled to play at Fort Saskatchewan on
Sunday but no score was posted at noon Monday deadline. Mundare's Brandon Kowal got two assists in his Fort Saskatchewan Bantam AA Rangers 8-2 win over Dawson Creek on Feb. 11. Brandon now has 28 pts in 28 GP for Fort (15g 13a).
ROSS CREEK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS are being held on
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Lamont Tier 3 Novice Hawks donated $500 of its tournament earnings toward the World’s Longest Hockey Game, a 24-hour per day game which ran Feb. 9-19 with funds to go toward pediatric cancer research. Lamont Novice Hawks team includes; Sydney Cossey, Evan Wick, Aiden Chopping, Ryan Carstairs, Kole Malkewich, Reid Chudyk, Isabel Weleschuk, Keelan Cartageana, Matthew Iverson, Drew Bortnick, Ethan Stetsko, and Aidan Switzer. Not all were able to be there for the picture with some of the Longest Hockey Game players.
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Oficial Notice of Annual Meeting Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:30 pm Lamont Rec. Meeting Room • Hear and discuss report of 2017 operations • Distribution of dividend cheques to members • Reading of Financial Statement • Election of two Directors • Coffee & Doughnuts
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550 attend Huntsmania show at Lamont with 30 vendors MAUREEN SULLIVAN This weekend February 16 - 18 Huntmania came to Lamont for the first time. The event was sold out with 30 vendors on site. They had guns, Africa Safari Outfitters, knives, jerky, spices and art work to just mention a few. Huntmania, owned by Spatzi Kamil was asked by his vendors to do a show in Lamont. In small venues like Lamont the crowds are usually
between 700 -1000 people. “This weekend about 550 people came through the door and most vendors did OK,” reported Mr. Kamil. According to one attendee who did not want to be named, “ I am really glad that shows like this are coming to the area.” For further information about this show and others, go to the Huntmania Shows website.
Town of Lamont Council receives good financial news JOHN MATHER The Lamont town council received a positive financial report at the regular council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13. “Overall this is a good report,” said town financial officer Robert Mu. Mu reported to council that Lamont receives its revenues from five sources: property taxes; utilities; grants; franchise fees, and other sources. In total the town generated approximately $4.5 million annually. “Grants are normally between $600,000 to $850,000,” he told council, “depending on what projects the town has, and the availability of grants.” Mu cited 2017 as a tougher year for grants because of low oil prices, which led to cuts at the provincial budget level. However, a matching grant of $334,0000 from both the federal and provincial governments was granted for the town’s west lift station project. By using a zero-based budgeting system, Mu reported the town is required to justify all expenses during each reporting period resulting in a zero balance by the year’s end. He added approximately $3.5 million is spent on regular operations such as wages, street repairs, arena operations, water, and sewer services. A further $1 million is spent on capital projects annually. At the end of 2017 Lamont had $2.9 million in unrestricted reserves and $441,000 in restricted reserves, according to Mu. Spayed, neutered or sterilized The Town of Lamont increased its animal licensing fees at the meeting, but the by-law, while passed, led to a lengthy discussion on terminology. “For the animal control by-law, we increased the fees for spayed and neutered animals,” reported CAO Sandi Maschmeyer. “We’ve incorporated the increase in our fee schedule, but we must make the change in the bylaw.” The new fees are $15 annually for a spayed or neutered dog, while an unaltered dog will cost its owners $25 annually.
“A lot of municipalities in the region have set a limit of dogs at three,” said councillor Kirk Perrin. “We have set the limit at two and some families moving here have to get rid of a pet, which is tough.” He wondered if there was a rationale for this. Perrin noted some residents have dogs that aren’t licensed because they’re over the limit and the town was losing on potential revenue. He also questioned whether cats could be licensed. “We see a lot of roaming cats in the summer,” he pointed out, adding, it could be an additional source of revenue. Maschmeyer responded saying that the problem with licensing cats is with enforcement. “We don’t have anyone to enforce it. To make a by-law which you can’t enforce isn’t a good idea and right now we have nowhere to take captured cats. We just don’t have the resources,” she explained. Councillor Perrin also questioned the terminology of the by-law. “I’m looking at the definitions of unaltered and spayed animals,” he commented. “Often now, we find people using unsexed or sterilized to describe these animals. We could add sterilized to the definition and leave neutered or spayed. Or we could call them non-reproductive dogs.” He said that would fit in line with language veterinarians use now. Maschmeyer said this would be checked and proper terms would be included in the by-law. Smoking by-law updated The Lamont council also passed and updated the smoking by-law. The only changes were to include electronic smoking device into the existing by-law. “This is only an update to the current smoking by-law,” said Mayor Bill Skinner. “It brings our by-law in line with by-laws in neighbouring jurisdictions.” The by-law was quickly passed.
School bus slides off the road in icy winter conditions - no injuries MAUREEN SULLIVAN Just after 4 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 13 the RCMP responded to a call that a bus had slid off the road and was on it's side in the ditch. The incident occurred at Range Road 194 and TWP Road 550, just south of the Beaver Creek Co-Op. There were 10 students and one driver on board and no injuries were reported. A resident in a nearby house offered them shelter after the incident while they waited for the RCMP and for the students to be picked up by their parents. The wait was about 20 minutes. Tom Hrehorets the owner of the bus line stated, "the bus was going no faster than 20 km an hour as it came down the hill, the roads were icy and
the bus just slid off the side of the road." The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP reports that road conditions were icy and the accident was not caused by driver error. All buses were cancelled the following day because of the continuing bad driving conditions.
Early spring, says groundhog sources MAUREEN SULLIVAN Early spring or six more weeks of winter? On February 2 Balzak Billie came out of his home and did not see his shadow which means we look for an early spring. His counterparts Wiarton Willie in Ontario and Punxsutawney Phil in America both saw their shadows and predicted six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog sees his shadow, he goes back to bed and there will be six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow spring is on it's way, says the legend.
The Weather Channel predicted that the prairies will experience the harshest winter weather in the country with below normal temperatures and above normal snowfall. Pleasant spring weather will return around the 15th of March but the month will end in stormy weather. The origin of Groundhog Day started thousands of years ago in the part of Europe that is now Germany. The people believed the badger had the power to predict spring so the people watched the animal to know when to plant their crops.
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FROM WHERE I SIT: Sweet Precious Sleep
By Hazel Anaka Have you ever suffered sleep disturbance because of a mind heavy with thought? The thoughts may be disturbing if the underlying issue is serious. If someone is worried about a dire diagnosis, job security, money trouble, cracks in a relationship, or the perennial favourite---the meaning of life---the angst is real. The thoughts that consume us through the day don’t magically take the night off. They hop aboard a never-ending train running in a closed loop. They rob us of the gift of a restful sleep that is critical to our health and well-being. And somehow, those staringat-the-ceiling-in-themiddle-of-the-night thoughts are darker and scarier and more debilitating than they could ever be during the glare of day. All the distractions and noise disappear leaving the Big Thing front and centre in the void. Sometimes the thoughts are anticipatory in nature. How will I handle XYZ? Will the new job work out? Is this guy right for me? How will I get through tomor-
row’s mind numbing, go-nowhere meeting with the office nincompoops? Other times they are a replaying of the coulda, woulda, shoulda’s of the day. Or one’s entire life. Why did I marry her? I should have told the boss to shove it. Why didn’t I explain my bright idea better so they all got it? Why didn’t I study medicine in 1980, I’d be rich and retired by now? The problem with both these approaches is that they are embedded in either the past or the future. And we (should) know we have no control over either realm. Yet, it’s a trap we’ve all stumbled into. As counter-intuitive as it seems, good and exciting news is equally disturbing to our sleep. Which bride hasn’t lain awake planning every tiny nuptial detail? Which new lottery millionaire hasn’t pondered the world of options newly open to them? Which set of parents or grandparents hasn’t imagined the blessed new arrival? Which new hire hasn’t played the climbing the corporate ladder dream sequence? Right now I’m losing sleep over good news with a touch of risk/challenge. Last fall I was invited to give an hour-long presentation at a tourism conference in February. It’s a wonderful opportunity to tell our story and promote Babas & Borshch. I’ve got insights to share and advice to offer. Inherent in this great opportunity
is also the chance to freeze, screw up, make a fool of myself. See the dilemma? So when I should be sleeping I’ve been rehearsing my opening or pondering different approaches to the subject matter. In the last few days I’ve discovered I’m not doing a concurrent session in one of the small rooms but rather addressing ALL the dele-
gates in the big room. Yet, I’m feeling surprisingly calm. I’ve done all that is humanly possible to be ready. Like making two back-ups on zip drives and emailing a copy of the PowerPoint to myself, refining and rehearsing the delivery, soaking up the good wishes of others. Now I just need a couple nights of sweet precious sleep, from where I sit.
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10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Vegreville drug bust uncovers heroin, weapons, more incident. During a search of the driver's person, 10.43 grams of what was later determined to be heroin was located. As the investigation progressed, members were led to believe that the person arrested was actively dealing both heroin and methamphetamine from their residence in Vegreville. Members obtained a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and it
On February 15th, while on patrol in Vegreville, members of the Vegreville RCMP observed a female driver known to police, who does not possess a drivers’ license operating a motor vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted, and while speaking with the driver, members observed what appears to be a homemade "billy club" type weapon in the backseat of the vehicle. The driver was arrested without
was executed on February 16. A second suspect was arrested at the residence without incident. During a search of the apartment, members located further evidence that confirmed the occupants of the apartment were in fact dealing drugs in the Town of Vegreville. Members located: • 280 Hydromorphone Pills • 17.36 Grams of Methamphetamine
• 7.92 grams of Marihuana • Morphine and Methadone pills • 0.98 grams of Heroin • A prohibited weapon • drug paraphernalia • ammunition As a result of this investigation, RCMP have charged 56-yearold Barbara Jean Tween and 45-year-old Helena Wiebe with the following offences: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) for the purpose of traffick-
ing, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydromorphone) for the purpose of trafficking, six counts of Possession of a controlled substance, careless storage of ammunition and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public. In addition to the joint charges, Barbara Tween has also been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin) for the purpose of Trafficking, possession
of a weapon dangerous to the public and possession of a controlled substances. The Vegreville RCMP estimate that the street level value of the drugs seized is approximately $9,000. Both Wiebe and Tween have been released on cash bail pending their first appearances in Provincial Court on February 26, at 10:00 a.m.
STOP THE PRESSES Chipman Players have to add a show - 4 now and the first play was in 2011. This is the 8th year. "The first year it was just family and friends in the audience. Now people come from Edmonton and St Albert." When asked how they choose a play, the answer was it depends on how many people show up at the meeting in October and they pick a play with that number of parts. Rehearsals are twice a week starting in January and all week the last week in February. While there are 15 players, all were quick to stress that they couldn't do it without the help of all the volunteers who set out the chairs, and help with the dinner. Also mentioned yers Theatre la was the genP ner man C h ip unity Din m erosity of the Com ts nts resseen ppre Town of Chipman, who allow them to use h the Hall c r Ma 17TH ES & 018 3RD MANC UT !! 3, 2 h free of R M a rc FO DO ht ~ PER T SOL g N ig S 8 1 O p e n in 0 O 2 M , ~ charge. 17 AL ent la E v 9, 10 & l Ga p e c ia rch 3, S s: MNaational Hahllarp!! e All profc n a erformChipmann – 5:30 pm ms Four P s ope er – 6:00 p pm r i t s o o D Supp nce – 7:30 ma erfor P made 35 by the play
MAUREEN SULLIVAN Get ready to have a good laugh because the Chipman Players are rolling back into town. This show is usually sold out for all three dates, so a fourth show has been added. Show dates are March 3, 9, 10 and 17th. Watch out as Sleazy Tab Loyd takes over the local paper so that he can be elected Mayor. The mystery of Swampwater Sam is solved and there are laughs and tricks galore as Stop The Presses or … She's Not My Type takes to the stage. The brainchild of Bruce McGregor, the Chipman Players’ first meeting was in 2009 The
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Lesoway, Carol Stribling, June Lambkin, Jo-Ann Fontaine, Tanya Sherben, Bonnie Mendyk, Gwynne Hayward, Don McBride, Keirann Willis and Bruce McGregor. When asked what future plans were? Mr McGregor, with a twinkle in his eye said, "I've been thinking about a vaudeville show."
By Evelyn Henke
Mundare Municipal Public Library celebrated Valentines Day with a story, craft and a snack with local pre-school children. Dewey, the library mascot, was on hand. The children created miniature versions of Dewey and enjoyed a chocolate hunt in the library.
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_____________________ COMING EVENTS EVENTS COMING The Viking Skating Club will host its annual Ice Show on Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at the Viking Carena. Join us for “Disney!” Admission $5 at the door or see a club member for advance tickets (5 and under free.) Raffles! Door Prizes! Silent Auction! See you There! 07/08c ______________________ Everyone welcome to world Day of Prayer on Friday, March 2 at Vialta Lodge at 1 p.m. Theme: “All God’s Creation is Very Good.” Program writer country is Suriname in South America. Luncheon to follow. 07/08p ______________________ Saturday, February 24, Hastings Lake Hall Italian Supper with Music by the Big Spruce Boys. Starts 5 pm. Price $10 - $12 TM07p ______________________ March 3: Presenting Steve Harmer Premier Family Entertainer, for Round Hill Ag Society Spring Social: Supper and Show. Cocktails 6:30 PM, Dinner 6:30 PM. $20 Adults, $10 youth 6-12, under 6 free. Order at 780-672-7583. Great entertainment-magic, comedy, juggling. Round Hill Community Hall. TM06-08c ______________________ Oil Painting classes in Tofield. February and March. Once a week (3 hrs; evening) for 6 to 8 weeks. You'll complete a painting each week. Call Suzie 780-662-2366. TM06/07p
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Room for rent. Private living area, bathroom, TV, laundry, exercise area and utilities are included. Located in Tofield. Call 780-6623066. TM43tfn _____________________ Farm house for rent. 1,400 sq. ft. Attached garage, propane heated and woodburning stove, located in Kinsella area. $850/month plus $500 damage deposit plus utilities. Phone 780-3362064 or 780-806-1721. 06/07p _____________________ 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 _____________________ • 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 _____________________ 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 ______________________ 3 Bedroom house, 2 1/2 baths. No pets, no smoking. Located in Viking. Phone 780-385-0626 for more info.
Whole or half, locally farm-raised beef. Government inspected. Ready to slaughter midMarch. Call 780-385-4411 for more information. 07tfnp _____________________ MTD Snowflite 21" gas snowblower, runs good. Asking $100, located in the Tofield area. Also older Riley McCormick saddle, in good condition. Asking $2,500. Call: 780-662-2061. TM07p _____________________ 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. _____________________ HAY FOR SALE ALF/TIM/BR/TW mix. small squares, shedded $5. Rounds $45, minimal rain. Call late evenings 780-942-4107
07/08p _____________________ Class 1 tank truck driver needed in the Daysland area. Oilfield experience would be an asset. Safety tickets required. Please forward resume to firstname.lastname@example.org _____________________ REAL ESTATE ESTATE REAL WANTED Small family farm seeking cultivated, hayland, & pasture to rent/purchase in 2018. Competitive rates! Ph. 780-619-7755. Prefer: St. Michael, Delph, Peno, Star, Limestone, Lamont & Andrew area. ______________________ SERVICES SERVICES OILFIELD INSPECTOR COURSES Get certified now that the industry is coming back. API Inspector Certifications, Pipeline, Vessel, tanks, piping. Visit www.brias.ca. Call 780 842 6264, Wainwright. _____________________ Ritchie’s Painting Co. Professional Interior/ Exterior Commercial & Residential Painting. Spray Painting & Cabinet Refinishing. www.ritchiespainting.ca. Call Jason in Viking, AB today for a future estimate - Cell: 780-254-0166 or Home: 780-254-0700. 35tfnc _____________________ Roy’s Handyman Services. Flooring, trim work, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780662-0146 or 780-232-3097 TMtfn _____________________ Straight Line Fencing Custom Fencing - All types. We also remove old fencing. Clearing of bush. Also selling Liquid Feed. Mark Laskosky 780-990-7659. tfnc
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________________________ REQUEST FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROPOSALS PARKS CANADA AGENCY PUBLIC NOTICE. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL VESSEL RENTALS IN ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK. Parks Canada Agency will receive sealed proposals up to 14:00 hours local time, on the 9th day of March, 2018, for the privilege of entering into a Licence of Occupation for the provision of a canoe rental concession (and potentially other recreational vessel rentals) at the Astotin Lake Recreational Area located in Elk Island National Park of Canada. Request for Proposal Documents outlining particulars and instructions for submission of proposals, may be obtained on or after the 8th day of February 2018 by emailing: email@example.com. ca or by calling (306) 663-4518. Any questions concerning the requested services should be addressed to Dale Kirkland, Superintendent, Elk Island National Park, at (780) 992-2973. AGENCE PARCS CANADA AVIS PUBLIC. DEMANDE DE PROPOSITIONS POUR DES SERVICES DE L O C A T I O N D’EMBARCATIONS DE PLAISANCE DANS LE PARC NATIONAL ELK ISLAND. L’Agence Parcs Canada acceptera les propositions scellées jusqu’au 9 mars à 14 h, heure locale, en vue d’accorder un permis d’occupation pour une concession de location de canots (et peut-être d’autres embarcations récréatives) à l’aire récréative du lac Astotin située dans le parc national du Canada Elk Island. Vous pouvez obtenir les documents sur la demande de propositions qui détaillent les exigences et décrivent la façon de soumettre des propositions à compter du 8 février 2018 en écrivant à l’adresse firstname.lastname@example.org. ca ou en téléphonant au 306-663-4518. Pour toute question au sujet des services demandés, communiquez avec Dale Kirkland, directeur du parc national Elk Island, au 780-992- 2973. TM06-09p
14 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Raise given to Lamont County Councillors
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JOHN MATHER Lamont County Council gave themselves a cost of living raise during their Feb. 13 regular meeting last Tuesday. The annual salary for a councillor has been raised to $45,851.37 annually, up from $45,173.76. The Reeve will receive an additional $6,000 per year while the deputyreeve will receive an additional $3,000 per year. Councillors’ personal allowance for out of county conferences, meetings, or seminars increases to $131.31 from the previous
$129.37. Tender for fuel supply approved Lamont County is going to tender for a three-year fuel supply. The fuel will have to be delivered to county supply depots in Lamont, Andrew, Chipman, Mundare, and St. Michael. “We go to tender and we have approved the process,” said County Manager Robyn Singleton. “It’s worth over a million dollars a year.” He said the request for proposals should be out by the end of February. The tender will seek a supply of dyed diesel
fuel, clear diesel fuel, and clear gasoline. “We’ve burnt a lot of fuel just during the last two snowstorms,” he added. Appointments to assessment board ratified Lamont County ratified the 2018 appointments to the Assessment Review Board during its Feb. 13 meeting. The appointments are part of the Capital Region Assessment Services Commission’s (CRASC) agreement with the County to conduct assessment reviews in the area as needed. Those appointed were: Judy Bennett,
Darlene Chartrand, Paul Chauvet, Russell Graff, Tina Groszko, Stewart Hennig, Richard Knowles, Guy Normandeau, Raymond Ralph, and Dianne Ross. “The appointees are qualified to hear assessment complaints,” explained County Director of Corporate Services Debbie Hackman. If the County receives an assessment complaint, the CRASC will then select three members from the appointees to hear the complaint.
County gives 1st reading Continued from Page 3 Cole pointed out the Heartland area structure plan is included in Lamont County’s planning framework for the future and it hadn’t been updated for 17 years. “It needs to be updated,” he said. Cole further explained how light and heavy industrial zones complemented each other, but added any zones could be changed in a zoning
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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, February 21, 2018- 15
Lamont High chefs in Culinary Challenge
LHS competing chefs were; Bryce Leonard, Zayne Williams and Trinity Spents
STOP THE PRESSES - CHIPMAN PLAYERS REHEARSING
Chipman Players prepare for four sell-out shows.
Kalyna festival now mostly a dance competition at Smoky Lake MAUREEN SULLIVAN Preparations for the 20th annual Kalyna Country Performing Arts Association are underway. The festival runs March 2 to 5th at the Agricultural Complex in Smoky Lake Alberta. This year they will showcase dance clubs from the Kalyna Country area with the main focus on Ukrainian and Modern dance, from lyrical to ballet to musical theatre. A change this year is that there will be no music portion due to the lack of music instructors in the area and declining registrations. The festival was created in 1999 strictly as a music festival by volunteer members of the community under the umbrella of the St. Michael Agricultural Society. Students from the seven counties in the Kalyna Area (Smoky Lake, Lamont, Minburn, Two Hills, Strathcona, Sturgeon, Vermillion, and Beaver) would gather together in the St Michael Hall to perform and compete in a low stress, learning environment. Some disciplines people used to showcase their talents were pianists, violinists, harpists, guitar players, vocalists, choirs and hand chimes. Modern dance was added in 2006 and soon clogging and Ukranian Dance followed. In 2017 the festival moved from St Michael to the Smoky Lake Agriplex and in 2018 what started as a
music festival has now become a dance competition. Participants receive a workshop style judging that emphasizes both enjoyment and education. Several awards and scholarships will be offered to the dancers.
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MAUREEN SULLIVAN Three young chefs from Lamont High School participated in the annual High School Culinary Challenge (HSCC), a prestigious cooking competition for Edmonton area culinary arts student in grades 1012. The Competition took place at NAIT on Saturday, Feb. 10. This is the second year that LHS has participated in the challenge. Bryce Leonard, Zayne Williams and Trinity Spents were the three students taking part from Lamont High School along with their teacher Caroline Reynolds. Ms. Reynolds stated that it was "an amazingly difficult challenge, but the students were prepared and excited to compete." Each three member team prepared a threecourse meal complete with soup, an entree and dessert. The plates were then evaluated by a panel of judges, made up of accomplished professional chefs, using seven
marking criteria: sanitation, timing, temperature, organization, presentation, preparation and of course, taste. On competition day, the students had four hours to prepare and plate a minestrone soup, stuffed pork tenderloin, spaetzie, glazed carrots batonnet and a pate sucree lemon tart topped with raspberry sauce and a hard meringue garnish. Participating teams were chosen in the fall by the HSCC organizing committee from applications submitted by teachers The top three teams will be announced at the Canadian Culinary Federation's High School Culinary Challenge Awards Dinner on March 12. In addition to winning gold, silver and bronze, Grade 12 students who participate in the HSCC also have the opportunity to apply for a full scholarship to the three year Cook Journeyman Apprenticeship Program at NAIT. Up to three scholarships are awarded each year.
TOWN OF LAMONT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BYLAW 03/18 TEXT AMENDMENT The purpose of proposed Bylaw 03/18 is to amend the text of Land Use Bylaw 06/17, as amended, being the Town of Lamont Land Use Bylaw. The proposed amendment is re‐ quired to clarify specific use regulations per‐ taining to the location and development of retail alcohol activities. DATE CHANGE The Town of Lamont will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Bylaw on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chamber. You are invited to attend the Public Hearing to express your views or listen to the delib‐ erations. If you have any questions about the pro‐ posed Bylaw please contact the Town Office at (780) 895‐2010. You may also view the proposed bylaws at the Town Office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sandi Maschmeyer, Chief Administrative Officer Town of Lamont P.O. Bag 330 Lamont, Alberta T0B 2R0
16 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Published on Feb 21, 2018