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Vol. 13, No. 15, Wednesday February 7, 2018

EI Youth Ranch teen facing attempted murder charge - final decision expected March 23 Victim forever damaged - can’t believe light sentence for first youth’s guilty plea KERRY ANDERSON After his trial wrapped up in December, one of the teens charged with attempted murder of an Elk Island Child and Youth Ranch (EICYR) worker will have a decision brought down tentatively on March 23. On Feb. 5, 63-year-old youth worker Heather Vanderzee was brutally attacked by two youths (14 and 15 years of age) who were living at the ranch. Just after 1:00 am when EMTs arrived, they determined the victim’s injuries were so bad that they called STARS air ambulance and lifted her to Lamont Hospital. Vanderzee was stablized, treated and eventually released. She has ongoing facial injuries and permanent brain damage, not even being able to even remember the attack. The two under-aged teens fled the scene and were later captured. Both had long histories of criminal behaviour and were well known to police. Neither name can be released due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Both have been tried separately. Originally charged with attempted murder, among other crimes, one of the teens pled guilty to

lesser charges of robbery and two counts of breaching a youth sentence. He was sentenced to 303 days in custody (time served) plus probation for nine months. He had a previous history of violence against workers at EICYR and testified against the other teen at his December trial. During testimony, he said he was rummaging through the ranch office for keys to a truck and looking for money so the two could get away. Meanwhile he said the other teen was brutally beating Vanderzee and he could hear the thumps. He reportedly said he had never seen that much blood. Contrarily, the other teen testified that he did nothing and actually tried to give Vanderzee CPR after the other teen attacked her. He added that he was forced into the stolen vehicle and the other teen threatened the same would happen to him if he said anything. Vanderzee said she was disappointed by the first verdict handed down, and awaits the second verdict. A former resident of the Elk Island Youth Ranch said he was not surprised by the attack. While there he said it was pretty typical of kids to get into fist

fights and be disrespectful to staff; adding these youth are sometimes involved in gangs and violence because they are mostly raised in abusive situations or abandoned by parents. Another former employee said she quit because of safety issues due to a lack of security. There appears to be a high rate of staff turnover, due to these security issues, she added. The Province recently changed the Youth Ranch to “conditional status,” meaning the province will have more direct control of the daily operation. The Youth Ranch has stated that it has increased staffing and is working with Occupational Health and Safety and Children’s Services to review this tragedy so that it never happens again. The Elk Island Child and Youth Ranch promotes itself as an intensive treatment program under the Child, Youth enhancement Act from the ages 10-24 years old. It began operation in the year 2000, and claims many success stories by satisfying many physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of its youth.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP release results of Lamont Esso death investigation - still don’t tell public what happened KERRY ANDERSON After weeks of investigation into an “altercation” which happened at Lamont Esso on Jan. 6 leading to a man’s death, Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have concluded that no charges will be laid. According to their Feb. 5 news release, RCMP say “Investigators from the RCMP’s Serious Crimes Branch (SCB) and the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Detachment conducted a thorough investigation into

a verbal altercation involving two men at the Esso station in Lamont. “A comprehensive review of the file by RCMP investigators, as well as by the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service, has determined that criminal charges will not be laid in this matter. The police investigation into allegations of criminal conduct in this case has been concluded.” Due to the police refusing to say what reportedly

happened and asked Esso employees to do the same, nobody is officially aware of what took place. Yet Staff Sgt. Mike McCauley (acting Fort Saskatchewan RMCP Commander) said: “... It is a lesson for us all that even a verbal argument can have dire consequences... Our hearts go out to the victim's family who have lost someone dear to them." “Additional information will not be provided at this time by the RCMP,” said the statement.

2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Lamont Atom goalie Sandy McDonald stops 51 of 52 shots 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. On Saturday Lamont Tier 3 Novice (8-3-0) defeated Vegreville 7-5 at Lamont Arena. Lamont jumped in front 4-0 when Veg began a comeback midway through the game, scoring four before the end of the second period to tie the score. With the game tied 5-5 midway through the third frame, Lamont star Ryan Carstairs potted two to secure the win. Ryan scored six in the contest. Scoring the other Lamont goal was Sydney Cossey (1g 2a). Other scorers were; Aiden Chopping (3a), Drew Bortnick (2a), Matthew Iverson (2a), and Evan

6-0 on the road. Jacob Kofluk put in four goals in the game. Other Bruderheim scorers were; Liam Ellis (1g), Austyne Morgan (1g), Thomas Purdy (1a), and Carter Winslow (1a). Franklin Rusnick recorded the shutout between the pipes. Jacob leads the league in scoring with 55 pts in 11 GP (51g 4a). He has a 25 point lead over the second place scorer. Lamont Tier 4 Atoms

Wick (1a). Ethan Stetsko stopped 23 to pick up the win in goal. On Sunday, Lamont travelled to Tofield and were hammered 12-2. Ryan Carstairs scored both Lamont goals. Reid Chudyk collected two assists. Ryan Carstairs leads the league in scoring with 52 pts in 11 GP (49g 3a). Bruderheim Tier 4 Novice (9-1-1) shutout Smoky Lake on Saturday

(3-6-3) hosted Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday, losing a 1-0 game. Tied at zeros until midway through the third frame, Fort finally slipped a shot past goalie Sandy McDonald for the win. Sandy stopped an amazing 51 shots in the contest as Fort outshot the home team 52-8. The Lamont goalie had a .981 save percentage in the game. Alex Andruchow is fourth in league scor-

ing with 43 pts in 11 GP (40g 3a). Bruderheim Tier 4 Atoms (3-9-0) staved off a late-game comeback to hold on to a 9-7 win over Strathcona on the road. Emerson Hauch scored 6-goals in the victory. Other scorers were; Kayden Winslow (2g 2a), Wyatt Bartz (1g 2a), Cameron Olechow (2a), and Kyran Belcourt (1a). Zandon Tanner stopped 37 for the win. Emerson

is now third in league scoring with 44 pts in 11 GP (30g 14a). Lamont Tier 4 Peewees (9-1-1) were scheduled to play at Tofield Arena on Sunday but no score was posted at Monday noon. Lamont Tier 4 Midgets (12-3-0) were scheduled to play Maskwacis at Lamont Arena on Friday but no score was posted at Monday deadline.

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Lamont Fish & Game Thank You The Lamont Fish and Game Association would like to thank all their members who volunteered their time, contributed donations and/or sponsored trophies to our Annual Wild Game Night that was held on January 27, 2018.

We would also like to thank the following businesses for their support: Access Pipeline Alberta Conservation Assoc. Allied Paving Alta. FIsh & Game Assoc. Beaver Creek Coop Burger Baron Cabela’s Carol Ropchan (Avon) Century 21 City of Fort Saskatchewan Clarence Kriaski Taxidermy County of Lamont CTR Refridgeration Dairy Queen Deerland Dr. Slanina Edmonton Soaring Club Elk Island Catering Elk Island Golf Course Elk Island Retreat Elk Island Thrift Store Family Productions Flower Pot Fort in View Golf Course

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Lamont updating employment standards MAUREEN SULLIVAN The Committee for Corporate Services for the Town of Lamont met on January 30, to discuss updating the town's employment standards to meet new provincial guidelines. While in general Lamont's policies and procedures were meeting and exceeding minimum standards and were in line with most municipal governments, a few of the standards

had to be tweaked. Employees will be eligible for current and new leaves after 90 days rather than a year. This includes Parental Leaves including Maternity, Paternity and Adoption. Overtime and standby hours will change from being able to bank up to 40 hours for one month to being able to bank these hours to be used with in 6 months. These hours can then be used by the employee as

time off or be paid out at the approval of their supervisor. When called out on standby they will be paid for a minimum of 3 hours. This will not apply if they cannot work the three hours. The smoking bylaw will be changed to include vapeing and electronic devices and may have to be amended to include cannabis in the future. The committee headed by Dave Taylor, will take these changes back to the council to be voted on.

Chipman Lions present 2 $1,000 scholarships

Acting Lions President Ross Cossey and Secretary Terry Cossey present Jason Bettac with his scholarship.

Sir Oliver thrills Lamont Grade 1 class owl art. Sir Oliver is a rescue owl from the Alberta Society for Injured Birds of Prey, also known as the Strathcona Raptor Shelter, in Sherwood Park. He has been cared for since April 2011 when he and his brother were brought into the centre. T h e ASIBP cares for injured and orphaned birds of prey, mainly large birds such as eagles, hawks, and owls, with the intent of releasing them back into the wild. They also help people learn about birds of prey by giving Alexandra Janssen

On Thursday, January 25 Sir Oliver, a great horned owl, flew into the Lamont Elementary School’s grade one classroom for a visit. For the past month the grade one students have been busy researching, writing reports and creating

them opportunities to see and experience these large birds first hand. The Grade 1 students were thrilled to be able to observe a great horned owl so closely. Mrs. Janssen, the grade one teacher, said that “giving students the opportunity to see an owl up close and even pet it was such a fabulous experience. Our grade one students really enjoyed researching information about these amazing animals but seeing one up close is inspiring and I hope that some students will want to learn more about them or maybe even volunteer at an organization such as ABIBP when they are older”.

Acting Lions President Ross Cossey and Secretary Terry Cossey present Steven Warawa with his scholarship.

BY TERRY COSSEY The Chipman Lions Club annually supports local graduates in their pursuit of a secondary education. On January 23 the Lion's awarded two locals with $1000 scholarship. Jackson Bettac has been enrolled in Northern Lakes College in the Faculty of Power Engineering. He is taking his practicum experience at the Shell Scotford Plant near Fort Saskatchewan. Steven Warawa has completed his Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the University of Alberta and has now enrolled in his first year at the U of A in the Faculty of Law. Ross Cossey, Acting President and Terry Cossey, Club Secretary presented the scholarships.

PLEASE NOTE FEBRUARY 13 MEETING CHANGE LAMONT COUNTY – ALBERTA’S INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND Area Structure Plan (Bylaw 780.18) Municipal Development Plan Amendment (Bylaw 781.18) Land Use Bylaw Amendment (Bylaw 782.18) The February 13, 2018 meeting has changed to an introduction of the proposed Bylaws that will be presented at a future Public Hearing. The Public Hearing will be rescheduled and advertised. TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, S.A., 2000, as amended, the Council of Lamont County proposes to: x Repeal the existing Lamont County Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Area Structure Plan and replace it with a new Area Structure Plan; x Amend the Lamont County Municipal Development Plan; and x Amend the Lamont County Land Use Bylaw. THEREFORE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Section 606 of the Municipal Government Act FIRST READING will be considered for: x The proposed Lamont County Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Area Structure Plan; x The proposed amendment to the Lamont County Municipal Development Plan; and x The proposed amendment to the Lamont County Land Use Bylaw, to be held:

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM Place: Council Chambers, Lamont County Administration Bldg. 5303 – 50th Avenue, Lamont, AB

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT a copy of the proposed Are Structure Plan, Municipal Development Plan Amendment and Land Use Bylaw Amendment is posted at for review and may be inspected at the Lamont County office during normal business hours. To obtain more information regarding the proposed changes, please contact Stephen Hill, Director of Planning and Community Services, at 780-895-2233 ext. 220.

8 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, February 7, 2018

FROM WHERE I SIT: Unpack and Examine

BY HAZEL ANAKA “Warm, funny‌ unbearably moving.â€? Such is just some of the high praise for Fredrik Backman’s debut novel, A Man Called Ove. Like one of life’s sweetest surprises, I stumbled on this book entirely by accident. During a visit to the Canmore library I checked out the book sale rack. I was drawn to the book’s somewhat plain title and different cover design. On the copy I ended up buying, we see a very low horizon, wispy clouds, and the back view of an older

man. Not until now did I notice the cat rubbing up against his legs. The back cover copy uses words like ‘grumpiest man’ and ‘curmudgeon’ and ‘old-fashioned clarity of belief’ and ‘idiots.’ What’s not to love, I thought. And while I don’t admit to be curmudgeonly I saw and heard myself—over and over and over again—within the pages. I believe most men and women of a certain age exhibit these traits to a greater or lesser degree. Some of us may even be married to one. For the record, a curmudgeon is defined as “a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.� Who among us hasn’t ranted about the idiots around us, the unflinching rigidity of bureaucrats (white shirts), the virtues of our chosen make of car, the bonedeep certainty of our beliefs? We might be dead wrong. We might be espousing opinions

whose origins we no longer remember or understand. We might be making asses of ourselves. Yet it never occurs to us that we may just be plain wrong. I can say unequivocally that this is the best book I read in 2017 and I read or listened to 105. Considering it was translated from Backman’s native Swedish, it is impeccable in its language and structure. Each chapter could easily stand alone as a short story but together they create a masterpiece greater than the sum of its parts. The cast of human characters is richly drawn. Even the cat grows on me as Backman imbues it with human emotion and thought. This book made me laugh out loud and nod in recognition. Yet as the inevitable end drew near I cried like a funeral mourner. I didn’t want this book or its people to end. I’ve since learned that an award winning

foreign film was made based on the book. In September it was announced that Tom Hanks would star as Ove in an American remake of the movie. As good as Hanks is, I doubt that any movie will do the book justice. Now of course, I want to read everything else Backman’s written. With titles like My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologies and Britt-Marie Was Here and similar cover art I expect the same technical skill, meaningful subject matter, simple style, humour, and cry your eyes out emotion. It doesn’t always materialize with follow-up titles but here’s hoping. In the meantime I’ve got some opinions and beliefs to unpack and examine, from where I sit.

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, being the Town of Lamont Land Use Bylaw. The proposed amendment is required to clarify specific use regulations pertaining to the location and development of retail alco� hol activities. The Town of Lamont will hold a Public Hear� ing on the proposed Bylaw on Tuesday, Feb� ruary 20, 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 deliberations. 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

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TOWN OF MUNDARE Notice is hereby given that, under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, the Town of Mundare will offer for sale, by public auction, in the Council Chambers, 5128-50 Street, Mundare, Alberta, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., the following lands: Lot Block 03,04 18 51 02 55 03 55 04 55

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Each parcel will be offered for sale, subject to a reserve bid and to the reservations and conditions contained in the existing certificate of title. Each parcel is being offered for sale on an “as is, where is� basis, and the Town of Mundare makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as to the adequacy of services, soil conditions, land use districting, building and development conditions, absence or presence of environmental contamination, or the developability of the parcels for any intended use by the purchaser.


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Alberta Party leadership candidates strut their stuff at Fort Saskatchewan meeting JOHN MATHER Alberta Party leadership candidates voiced why they would be the party’s best choice at a meet and greet at the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan on Monday evening, Feb. 5. About 40 people from the Fort SaskatchewanVegreville and Strathcona constituencies gathered to hear Rick Fraser, Kara Levis, and Stephen Mandel outline their platforms. Current CalgarySoutheast MLA Rick Fraser said he was tired of what's happening in provincial politics right now. “It’s warring parties,” Fraser said. “The way they speak to one another, the politics and ideologies … what’s it doing? It’s dividing our communities right down the middle. It’s you’re either with us or against us.” Fraser recalled during his time in government, when he had to work through the High River floods, Albertans banded together. "We were able to put people before politics,” Fraser added. Working with Wildrose MLA Danielle Smith, Fraser along with other Albertans, were successful. "Leadership is about bringing people together, not dividing them," Fraser said. "It’s all about bringing the province together for the collective good. I’m committed to this province, and it's not us versus them or north versus south.” Calgary commercial lawyer Kara Levis believed in engagement. “I’m running for the leadership because it’s time our party put the province before politics," Levis said. "We have to engage all people of our province from youth to seniors.” She added while government must make careful use of provincial tax dollars, they we must “know where the money’s going and ensure we spend it wisely.”

"The province must maintain a stable revenue footing," she said. Levis also stressed all forms of taxation, and said that they should be examined from personal to corporate taxes and even “a dreaded point of sale value-added tax.” Levis doubted that this would make her popular, but she felt it was time to have a discussion with Albertans about such a tax. The Calgary commercial lawyer said this was one area where the Alberta Party could show leadership. She then added she wanted to field a strong group of candidates in

the next election and wants to set a goal of 20,000 party members by 2019 and 50,000 members by 2023. With these numbers the party could then reach out to both rural and urban Albertans. Former Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel said he would like to take a look at problems across Alberta and being able to solve them in a practical way. “I’ve found that with many of the people in the Alberta Party,” he said. “They look at things … determine what the problem is and solve it, not driven by ideology or dogma, but by a desire

Alberta Party leadership candidates discuss policy February 5 with (from left): Fort SaskatchewanVegreville constituency president Jonathon Jacobs, Strathcona resident Robb Connelly, candidates Rick Fraser, Kara Levis, Stephen Mandel, and Lamont resident Matt Levicki.

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to find solutions to problems.” He said that way of going after the issues is what Albertans want. “Most Albertans are people in the middle, the kinds of people who want to see strong services for our children, education for our children, and support for teachers at all levels.” As the Alberta Party moves toward the next election Mandel wants to see policies that reflect what Albertans view as important. He said by developing Alberta in the areas of technology and medical research, the province will have to have a strong educational system including colleges, universities, and technical schools. “I’m passionate about our province,” Mandel added. He cited the nearby

Northwest Upgrader as a way to produce more value added products at home rather than shipping the raw materials offshore. “Value added is about diversification. We have some incredible industries in here with technology, medical research and agriculture.” “We as Albertans need to find solutions to all kinds of problems and I look forward to doing that.” Meeting attendee Matt Levicki of Lamont felt that the Alberta Party is a

“very good option” for Albertans going into the next election. He said he felt the NDP are a one-term party and with the merger of the Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose into the United Conservative Party has a lot of people second guessing their support. “I don’t think Jason Kenney has shown his true self to Albertans. I think the Alberta Party will establish itself as a real option in the coming years.”





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Spring Lake Simmentals will be selling a total of 50 Top Quality Bulls

23rd Annual HERD MASTER BULL SALE on Wednesday FEBRUARY 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM Camrose Regional Exhibition, Camrose, Alberta

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Doug & Larene Zimmer: 780.679.8311 Eric & Cristin Zimmer: 780.678.6156 Also Selling: 15 Herd Sire Prospects and 10 Open Purebred Simmental Heifers Saturday, February 17 at Timberlind Bull Sale Located at Buck Creek Directions: From Buck Creek Service Station on Hwy#22,1 km East on SH#616 or from Breton on Hwy#20, 24 km West on SH#616

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Graymont to add to Lamont County facility JOHN MATHER Graymont Western will be adding a third silo and a foundation for a fourth silo at its Lamont County facility on Range Road 200, just north of the town, according to Kelly Windover, Applied Science Technologist. "Construction is planned for May with completion by August," Windover said. "The construction cost will be $4.9 million and employ up to 10 workers, but won’t result in any full-time staff increases." The new silo will allow Graymont Western to add a second size of product coming into the terminal by rail, Windoverfurther added. There were no appeals to Graymont Western’s development permit application when the appeal deadline passed on Monday, Jan. 29. Graymont is a supplier of lime and limestone products with operations in North America and New Zealand, bringing in quick lime and either loading it into trucks, or at the plant hydrating the lime, thereby trucking it out as hydrated lime to customers in the area. "The majority of cus-


tomers for the project are in the Alberta Industrial Heartland," Windover stated. Founded in 1948, Graymont is headquartered in Richmond, B.C.

The Graymont Western facility on Range Road 200 near Lamont.

Canskate at Andrew BY MAUREEN SULLIVAN The figure skating club in Andrew hosted a Canskate Element Event on Saturday, Januray 27 for fellow skaters from Athabasca, Viking, Vegreville, and Smoky Lake. The event took place after 10 weeks of lessons and provided the skaters with an opportunity to showcase their skills in a fun and interactive environment. The participants are ranked for gold, silver and bronze depending on their individual skills at each element. They do not compete against each other. Judges were Juline Chomay from Andrew, Melanie Fedorvich and Tammy Pickett.

Church Calendar For more information call 780-895-2780 Church Directory ad $40+GST per month

LAMONT UNITED CHURCH 5306 - 51 Ave., Lamont, AB 780-895-2145 Rev. Deborah Brill


Taylyn Chomyc, Riley Mercier, Isabelle Hrehots and Caysen Hrehots all from Andrew club receiving their medals.

Pastureland ready to be turned back into grain land. Allesandra Bzawey of Andrew Figure Skating Club and Coach Judy Henry.

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$3,600/acre $3,400/acre 780-385-0524, Orthodox V Parishes

Lamont Alliance Church

All services start at 9:30am, followed by DIVINE LITURGY at 10am unless otherwise indicated.

44 St. & 50 Ave. 780-895-2879 Pastor Ron Wurtz

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Sunday Service 10 am

5008 - 50 St. Bruderheim



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~ Nursery, newborns to 3 years old ~ Children Church age 3 to grade 6 ~ Youth group, Bible studies and different events ~ Mens breakfasts, Ladies bibles studies, and special pray times Call the church for information on any of the above. Check out:

Roman Catholic Church

Bruderheim Community Church

Sunday 11th - Old Wostok Meatfare Sunday

Thursday 15th - Mundare MEETING OF THE LORD

Cluster of Parishes of Our Lady of Angels

Fort Saskatchewan ~ Roman Catholic Services ~

Friday January 19th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Everyone Welcome! AA Meetings Thursdays at 8:00 pm

For further information please call O.L.A. Fort Saskatchewan at 780-998-3288

January Community Supper

LAND FOR SALE 505.18 acres of land for sale all in one block beside busy airport.

Lamont Auxiliary Chapel Saturday Evenings 4:00 pm Our Lady of Good Counsel - Skaro 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays 8:30 am St. Michael the Archangel - St. Michael 2nd and 4th Sundays 8:30 am

Worship Time 11:15am

Connie E Tobler passed away peacefully on Saturday January 20th, 2018 at palliative care in the Lamont Hospital. She was cared for by compassionate health care staff since November 24th, 2017. The family cannot express their gratitude enough for all of their support and caring at this difficult time. Cremation will take place and in keeping with her wishes no formal service will be held.

(Formerly Bruderheim Moravian Church)

Pastor Wayne Larson Worship at 10:30 am with Nursery & Children’s Church - K-Gr.6!

Sunday Service 9:30 am Bruderheim, AB

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Bethany Lutheran Church 20577 TWP 550 Fort. Sask. (7km East of Josephburg)

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Worship Service 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am

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______________________ COMING EVENTS EVENTS COMING Singles VALENTINE’S MIXER over 30. Pulled Pork, Salad, Rice & Light Desserts. Wed., Feb. 14 Kinny’s Sweet Retreat 9905-102 St. Fort Sask. 710 p.m. Must Reserve seating 780-984-6179. Pay at the door $20 _______________________ The Sedgewick Ag Society hosts the Annual Quad/ Snowmobile Rally Family Day Feb. 19 at the Rec Centre Registration 10 a.m.Noon Call (780)385-4501 for more info _______________________ Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 13 at the Tofield United Church 4832 53 Ave. from 5 - 7 p.m. Adults $8, Children 11 - 6 yrs $5, Under 5 yrs is free. Everyone welcome! _______________________ Chipman Fire Department Fifth Annual Firefighters Ball National Hall, Chipman February 10, 2018 Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. 50/50 & Silent Auction Formal attire. Adults only Tickets $40 Available from: Chipman Firefighters Chipman Market Chipman Post Office For further information contact Colette McBride at 780-499-5937 _______________________ Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday, February 13 5 to 7 p.m. Viking United Church $ Donation Proceeds to the Local Food Bank. Everyone Welcome.

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Come One, Come All Guys and Gals To a come and go Baby Shower to welcome Hailey Lynn born on January 17, 2018 to Carmen Branden (Stevens) and Matt Anhorn. Legion Hall, Main Street Viking 1-4 p.m. Saturday, February 10. Lunch Provided. _______________________ A 90th Birthday Celebration will be held on February 11 for Bernadette Rozmahel from 2 - 5 p.m. in the Vialta Lodge Activity Room. This is a come and go affair. Your presence is your gift. _______________________ Holden 4-H Beef Club Pancake Supper Tuesday, February 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. At the Holden Community Hall. All you can eat! Adults $6 Ages 7-12 $4 6 and Under FREE! Please Come and Support our Club _______________________ The Sedgewick Ag Society is hosting the 13th Annual Cutter Rally February 17 Starting at the Rodeo Grounds. 11 a.m. registration. Parade at noon. Call (780)385-4501 for more info _______________________ FOR RENT RENT FOR First month free rent. 1100 sq ft house with detached garage and large back yard. Close to downtown, park and schools. House has 3 bdr, 2 baths, finished basement with laundry room, fridge, stove, washer & dryer. Call Rick at 780-271-2826. TM04/05p ______________________ Room for rent. Private living area, bathroom, TV, laundry, exercise area and utilities are included. Located in Tofield. Call 780-662-3066. TM43tfn ______________________ 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

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_______________________ FOR SALE FOR SALE ______________________ 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. ______________________ Mineral Rights. Oil and Gas. County of Lamont. 25% Share. Land not Included. 780-455-2573 ______________________ HAY FOR SALE ALF/TIM/BR/TW mix. small squares, shedded $5. Rounds $45, minimal rain. Call late evenings 780-942-4107 ______________________ Snowblower - Murray 24" Sears. Electric start, starts first pull. Like new $425. 780-240-7147 _______________________ HELP WANTED WANTED HELP ______________________ Calving and grain farming help wanted. March to Nov/Dec. $18 to $25/hour depending on abilities. At Killam. Phone 780-385-0524. Email: 05/06p ______________________ Apiaries of Alberta are looking for five (5) Apiary Technicians (NOC8253), with a pay of $16$18/hour, depending on experience. It will be a 40+ hr week. Employment is from March to Oct. 2018. Must have a minimum of three years (seasons) working full-time on Canadian style commercial apiary in the capacity of Apiary Assistant. Two Apiary Workers (NOC8431), with a pay of $13-$16.50/hour depending on experience for a 40+ hr week mid-July to mid-Sept. 2018. Applicants must be able to work in the presence of honey bees and will assist with colony management and honey extraction. Contact Gerard, by calling 780-662-4449 or email, also via mail to: RR4 Tofield, AB T0B 4J0. 05p

_______________________ HELP WANTED WANTED HELP ______________________ Looking for someone to help calve cows in the Viking area from March 1 to May 15. 5 days a week. $25/hour. Call 780-6798935. 03/05p-2 ______________________ Class 1 tank truck driver needed in the Daysland area. Oilfield experience would be an asset. Safety tickets required. Please forward resume to ______________________ Class 1 Driver. Must be able to travel. Fax current driver abstract to 780-3763716. For more information call John 780-608-6799 05/06c _______________________ MEMORIAL MEMORIAL In Loving Memory Of LOUIS SUTTER who passed away on February 10, 2005 The rolling stream of life rolls on, But still the vacant chair, Recalls you, the voice, the smile, Of the one who once sat there. In quietness, in confidence and in our faith we remember you, Louie, Dad and Grandpa, Great-Grandpa ~The Family ______________________ 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 ______________________ 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: 780254-0166 or Home: 780254-0700. 35tfnc ______________________ Roy’s Handyman Services. Flooring, trim work, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780-662-0146 or 780232-3097 TMtfn







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Ukelele Day celebrated at Lamont Elementary MAUREEN SULLIVAN This February 2, Miss Oviatt's grade 5 music class from Lamont Elementary began to learn the ukelele. Coincidentally this happened to be International Play your Ukelele Day. Celebrated on February 2 of every year, the slogan is " bring the world together, four strings at a time". First observed in 2011, to celebrate you just play your ukelele for friends or family and enjoy. The ukelele or uke was

invented in Portugal in the 1880s and brought to Hawaii by sailors. It became popular in the late 19th Century in Hawaii. Ukelele means

jumping flea in Hawaiian. It is now a staple of elementary music classes as it is easy to teach and master and it is relatively

inexpensive to supply to students. So if you have a ukelele dig it out and play for someone you know today.


Town of Lamont Public Services Committee meets MAUREEN SULLIVAN The Public Services Committee for the Town of Lamont, chaired by Kirk Perrin met on Wed. Jan. 31, to discuss issues in regards to the public works department. Discussed at this meeting was overtime policy however this was tabled as Mayor Bill Skinner stated that changes to the policies and procedures

had been discussed at the Corporate Services Meeting the previous night and changes will be made to meet provincial standards. Also discussed was an increase to the clothing allowance with most members of the committee being for an increase as the policy had not been updated for some time. It was left to Town Foreman Richard

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Chernyk to go to the employees and get a more specific recommendation, which can then be brought back to the committee. The Road Use Agreement which covers the wear and tear on the roads by large industrial vehicles from industry or building was also discussed. It was agreed to request a copy of this

agreement from the county office and use it to update the town's policy. The town has bought a new quad cab Chevy Silverado and is looking to purchase a used 1 ton truck. The committee also agreed to examine the parade float at the next meeting to see if updates need to be made to it before the next parade.


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