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Vol. 12, No. 37, Tuesday July 11, 2017


Members of Shellʼs Community Crew assisted Sherry Cote and John Helder plant trees Friday morning at the campground in the Town of Bruderheim. Michelle Pinon Editor

Sherry and Bob Cote had been up at the crack of dawn preparing and digging holes for a shipment of 270 trees to plant at the Bruderheim campground on Friday, July 7. “We have to thank BEJCM which donated their equipment for this project,” stated Sherry during a mid-morning break with the community crew from Shell that was providing free physical labour for the project. “It’s a project we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” added Cote. Through the assistance

of Tree Canada, Town of Bruderheim, the Bruderheim Ag. Society and Shell Canada, the initiative was completed. The partnership has been a great one for the community, and Cote personally thanked all the volunteers and sponsors who made it possible. In the future a rock with a plaque engraved with the names of contributors will be installed on the site. John Helder, Community Advisor of Northern Alberta for Tree Canada, said the not-for-profit organization, was also pleased with how things came together for the project.

He explained that Tree Canada works with corporations, community organizations, and schools to plant trees and shrubs, and has been in existence for the past 25 years. In addition to planting Spruce and Aspen trees, there are willow trees and ornamentals. As well, they incorporated Current, Saskatoon and Chokecherries into the overall design plan so campers and visitors alike could pick the fresh berries in the summer. “It’s really about food sustainability,” said Helder. Helder, along with several members of the

Shell community crew remember planting more than 460 trees last fall in the agricultural grounds, adjacent to the campground. The wind chill was almost unbearable, recalls Helder, who was much happier working in temperatures near plus 30 degrees celsius. “We have to get these trees planted as quick as possible,” said Cote, as the rising heat would provide additional challenges for the project. With that, she was off to oversee the volunteers who put in a solid three hours to help beautify and enhance the outdoor space.


Jake came out with his grandma Deanna Ruether on urday to help out Sherry Cote, in the background.

2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lamont County ASB discusses unharvested acres and related impacts Michelle Pinon Editor Even though Lamont County was unable to facilitate a public meeting for local producers regarding concerns over unharvested acres; its Agricultural Service Board (ASB) did pass a couple of motions pertaining to the issue at its June 28 meeting. After a short discussion, Reeve Wayne Woldanski made the motion to direct administration to contact Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture, MLA Jessica Littlewood, MP Shannon Stubbs, and the federal Minister of Agriculture to address the issues of unseeded acres, unharvested crops and economic impact on farmers. Coun. Roy Anaka made a separate motion to direct administration to prepare a draft resolution to bring forward to

the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties at the fall convention and the ASB provincial conference regarding the financial and environmental impact on the ag. industry. According to the minutes of the May 3 ASB meeting, Coun. Robert Malica made the motion: “That the Lamont County Agricultural Service Board direct administration to send a request to our MLA, MP, AFSC and Andrew Ag. Society requesting a coordination of a producer meeting pertaining to spring harvesting and delayed spring seeding.” Coun. Anaka said he was under the impression the county was going to contact those elected officials as well as AFSC to arrange a meeting. “So did anyone contact anyone from another level of government?” asked Anaka.

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Chief Administrative Officer Robyn Singleton replied, “No.” Agricultural Fieldman Terry Eleniak told ASB members that he did send a follow up letter to the Andrew Ag. Society. In that letter Eleniak stated the issue had been discussed in length at the May 3 ASB meeting. He went on to state: “Lamont County Agricultural Service Board is very concerned by the state of our municipalities unharvest crop acres and will continue discussions with our MLA’s, MP’s, steering committees and other vested regulatory bodies. The discussions will ensure that agriculture will remain sustainable and proceed without affecting producer’s well-being. Due to many producers considering harvesting or destroying their 2016 crop while simultaneously planting

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4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Opinion Isolation by increased communication It was quite interesting to find out that enumerators are often getting the silent treatment when they go door to door trying to find out census numbers these days. They report that people more so than ever, don’t answer their doors. But when I think about it, should I be all that surprised? It’s isolation by increased communication. Times have changed. Human contact, and face to face interaction have become quite often a thing of the past. Humans are social creatures and the more our communication becomes something we do artificially from our computers, the more we become shutins and prisoners of our own dwellings. Times have certainly changed. When people gas up their vehicles, they do so themselves - and pay for it themselves - when once gas jockeys jumped to the pumps to filled ‘er up for you and even checked your oil. When people go to the bank, often it is to the bank machine instead of the personable tellers you once came to know and like. So much of this banking can now be done from home computers or phone scanners. At many grocery or building supply stores, some customers check out themselves. Nobody helped them find the product, and now they pay for it

themselves. In and out like a ghost. I can remember when a grocery clerk seemed like a bit of a genius memorizing all the prices of every product, then leaving you with a pleasant thank you and may have even called you by name. It gets worse. Online purchases never require any interaction. And good luck phoning Telus. The imaginary online chat person is more convenient. At the newspaper, every week we bill ourselves online through a system Canada Post has set up. Friends? There are a few. But mainly they are just tiny faces of people you never really know or see, who may sometimes LIKE a cute picture of some kids on your Facebook page. Meanwhile we get fewer and fewer personal phone calls, and have less people drop in for coffee and a chat. It’s so wonderful to see real people, who have expressions when they talk and can be given an explanation when something you have said is misunderstood. I am misunderstood a lot, so the lost art of face to face discussion is a huge disadvantage to me. Instead of a meeting, more often it is a teleconference these days. Sure it is time efficient and money saving, but people talking over one another, and never seeing their smiles or eye rolls can change the whole tone of certain

group decisions. Funny how important facial expressions are in the art of communication. Avoiding human contact altogether is unnatural, and bad for our psycho-

logical health. Sharing human experiences, like when an enumerator comes to your door, is good for your brain. KERRY ANDERSON

Rules of residency according to the Municipal Gov’t Act Unfortunately my schedule doesn’t afford me the opportunity to attend each and every town or village council meeting, but I do try and get the minutes to keep tabs on motions, issues, and reports. It was with interest that I recently came across Motion: 71/17 in the council minutes of May 23, 2017 which stated: Councillor Pewarchuk: that council approves Councillor Dunsmore to remain on council while residing outside the town limits. Carried unanimously. Accordingly, the minutes

also noted that Coun. Dunsmore declared a pecuniary interest and left chambers before the motion was made. While protocol appeared to be followed correctly, I did wonder if there were any rules and regulations governing residency and representation in the Municipal Government Act. According to Melinda Steenbergen, Press Secretary for Hon. Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs: “Council does not have the authority to pass a resolution permitting a candidate to contravene

provincial legislation, or in other words, to pass a motion stating the Local Authorities Election Act does not apply and a councillor may live outside the municipality.” Also of interest, Steenbergen also pointed out: “The Municipal Government Act (section 174) states a councillor is disqualified if the councillor ceases to be eligible for nomination as a candidate. This eligibility is set by the Local Authorities Election Act (section 48), which also includes (section 21) that a candidate may be nominated as a candidate if

on nomination day the person has been a resident of the local jurisdiction for six consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day.” In the situation of Coun. Dunsmore it probably is a moot point, but it should serve as a reminder to all elected officials and information to prospective candidates that rules should, and often need be, made to follow. Michelle Pinon *Editor’s Note: Listed below are responses Lamont Mayor Bill

Skinner made regarding the discussion and motion. The matter was brought before council as a Request For Decision put on the agenda by CAO Sandi Maschmeyer. It was handled in this manner in an effort to maintain transparency and be proactive in the event the sale of her home would require Councillor Dunsmore to move out of her home prior to her resignation from Council. There was discussion in regards to the topic and the question whether this action was

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allowed under the Municipal Government Act was raised. At that time it was our understanding that this was not in contravention of the MGA. A motion is passed unanimously when all members voting on the motion vote in favor of the motion.   Please note that in the case of this motion Councillor Dunsmore had declared a pecuniary interest and excused herself from the Council Chambers for the discussion and the vote on the matter. Bill Skinner, Mayor, Town of Lamont

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 5

Opinion Future of Alberta relies on upcoming unity vote Lately, I’ve been asking myself certain questions. Over and over again. What happened to the Alberta that I love? What happened to Alberta’s opportunity? The notion that anybody regardless of age, gender, background, or personal history - could stake their claim and make their mark inside our borders. What happened to Alberta’s promise? That if you work hard, play fair, and care for others, absolutely nothing will stand between you and your dreams. What happened to Alberta’s competitive edge? The things that made us the envy of Canada, if not the entire world. Balanced budgets. Low taxes. Accessible health care. Affordable education.  What happened to Alberta’s excellence? That certain intangible you can’t quite define but you know is there all the same. Call it swagger. Call it pride. Call it whatever you want, but was almost like it was in our blood and floating in the air. Now, it’s getting

harder and harder to find. Where did it all go? If you’re at all like me - deeply concerned about the kind of province we will leave for future generations you’ve been asking yourself these very same questions. I’ve spent no small amount of time and energy trying to come up with some answers and I’ve arrived at a startling conclusion: The Alberta I love - that we all love - is still there. We just have to go and grab it again. We have to fight for it. The hard truth is we have a provincial government that simply does not share this vision of Alberta. The NDP, in just two short years, has diminished us. We lag where we once led.  Alberta was a trailblazer in fiscal responsibility - proving to the world that lowering taxes and eliminating debt while continuing to care for citizens was possible. Now, we’re drowning in debt and deficits. We were the beating heart of the Canadian economy. Innovation and

investment flooded into our province and jobs and economic growth abounded. Now, a lot of that investment has packed up and left, taking thousands of good jobs with it. We outperformed everybody on health care and education. Wait times for critical procedures and treatments were among the lowest anywhere and our children’s test scores blew away the rest of Canada. Now, people are waiting longer for care and our test scores are in rapid decline. But here’s the good news: We can fix it. The old-fashioned way. At the ballot box. Alberta’s two conservative parties - the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Party - have reached an agreement in principle to form a single, united conservative party to compete in the next provincial election in 2019. We simply cannot afford to have Alberta conservatives divided any more. The future of our province is too important. We must come together, in hope and good faith, to give Albertans an alternative to the NDP.

The Wildrose-PC agreement is subject to ratification by the memberships of both parties. That means nothing can happen without approval from grassroots members. The Wildrose requires a 75% supermajority of members to support unity for the agreement to be ratified. The PCs require 50%. Both of these votes will be held on July 22. But here’s what you really need to know: You must be a member of the Wildrose party or the PC party (or both) by July 8 to be eligible to vote for unity. That’s not a lot of time. Do what I’ve done and take out a party membership, and be sure to cast your vote for unity on July 22. I’m an optimist. I’m sure you are too. I believe the best is always possible and I believe Alberta’s best days are still yet to come. That’s why I support unity. I hope you will too. Alberta depends on it. Dave Rutherford is the former host of The Rutherford Show and a proud Alberta conservative.

Ecological threat facing the world too great for politics Dear Editor: When the price of oil goes up again—and it will happen just after the next set of elections, we have three distinct choices. If we elect Conservatives, they will not raise taxes or royalties, and will not put much away for a rainy day or investments in sustainable energy. They likely will not take measures to ensure that there is enough set aside to clean up any messes left behind (the thousands of orphaned oil wells in Alberta are an example). If we elect an NDP government provincially, they will welcome an increase in oil and gas activity with open arms. They will put a lot of extra money away for a rainy day while investing more in sustainable energy, and they will spend more on social services and supports for diversifying business. If a miracle occurs and the Green Party is elected (stop laughing), it’s a whole different scenario. Greens are focused on the threat far greater and more devastating than the world wars of the 20th century. The evi-

dence is in front of us already: this summer, two moose were spotted taking a dip in the Arctic ocean. Scientists predict that there will be no summer Arctic sea ice in two years, and none all year around within two decades. The lack of Arctic sea ice has a destabilizing effect globally. Here, the weather is going to go so crazy — droughts, wildfires, storms, floods, tornados — that crops will fail and buildings will be destroyed so frequently that we will be coping with a never-ending series of disasters. And we will also be grappling with the fact that the disaster everywhere else in the world will be even worse. There is no way we are going to hang on to our way of life in our little corner of paradise if the rest of the world is in such chaos. So Greens in Alberta would respond to the rise in oil prices by setting strict rules on industrial development and limiting foreign control over Canadian resources. Whatever we took out of the ground would be refined here, which makes little business sense, but a lot of ecolog-

ical sense. Lots of jobs would be created, but they mostly be in green energy and green food production. Taxes on the rich would go way up, and it would be impossible to evade taxes by hiding money overseas. I am not going to lie:

none of these policies would do much sustain our current consumerist lifestyles. But then, neither were all the things that people had to do — and sacrifice — to survive the world wars. Just recently, the world’s most famous sci-

entist, Stephen Hawking, warned that current American energy policy could turn our planet’s climate into one similar to Venus (250 C and an atmosphere of acid rain). This cannot be about politics as usual, folks. In the face of such a mas-

sive threat, we have to accept reality and work on our survival. Nora Abercrombie CEO, Green Party of Canada for Battle River Crowfoot

6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, July 11, 2017

From Where I Sit: Count Me Among Them

By Hazel Anaka Our son hasn’t played minor hockey in more than twenty years. Back then having a kid in hockey was not a cheap proposition. Minor hockey fees and equipment were direct out-ofpocket expenses and easy to tabulate. Less so,

were the fundraisers; fuel to get to practices, games, and tournaments; hotel rooms, and all those meals of burgers and fries consumed in arenas and restaurants across northeastern Alberta. If anything, relativelyspeaking, it’s only gotten worse for guys like Grady playing in a big minor hockey system like Strathcona County’s. Then and now, critics say that hockey is for the privileged. Indeed, there are charities and resale shops and corporate donations in existence solely to make sure that any kid, who wants to play, can. There is compassion. How often do we see TV footage of a critically ill child getting their dying wish granted by spending time in a

pro team’s dressing room or on the ice with players? Hockey is more than a game. It’s part of our national DNA. We have a storied past and moments of glory (or heartbreak) that mark our collective psyche. We remember the Canada-Russia series of 1972. We mourn the loss of Mr. Hockey, Dave Semenko, and their ilk. We’re pained when the greatest players eventually have to hang ‘em up. Some of us jump on and off a team’s bandwagon depending on the state of play. Some hang on, for generations, to teams who haven’t won anything real in fifty years. Some show exasperation and anger by calling for player trades

and wanting GM and coach heads to roll. Some are endlessly patient during the ‘rebuilding’ phase and cut the young ones years of slack. In Edmonton, there is no shortage of critics. People are angry with Daryl Katz and the deal the city cut for the Rogers Place/Ice District project. There are those who believe that as long as there is a pothole or a homeless person, nothing good or big or aspirational or entrepreneurial or egads, frivolous and fun can exist. There are people who don’t under-

stand how economies work. Just because we can’t afford something, doesn’t mean it’s overpriced. My values may not jibe with yours, but they’re equally legit. I can’t afford season’s tickets but I sure as hell, don’t begrudge those who can. They keep the local economy humming and bring joy to us either directly or vicariously. Some are ticked off that the games were only available through satellite packages. So, watch at a friend’s or go to a bar or listen to the radio. Just quit your bitching. Most of us are

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We are pleased to cordially invite you to celebrate Orthodox Day with us on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017. This celebration will be held at the Orthodox Centennial Site located 3 miles south of Hwy 45 on RR 182 and will include an open air Divine Liturgy on the same grassy field the first recorded Orthodox Divine Liturgy occurred on Canadian soil 120 years ago. The service will be conducted by His Grace, Iov, Bishop of Kashira, Administr. of the Patriarcal Parishes Canada and His Grace, Anthony, Bishop of Bogorodsk, Head of the Foreign Institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church. The day will include a divine liturgy, fellowship and a refreshing lunch at the St. Michael Recreation Center. Lunch tickets are available in advance for $25/person. All are invited to attend! For info contact Jim Nemirsky 780-220-1950

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Lamont Health Care Centre board hosts annual meeting Replacement of long term care wings highest priority in strategic plan Michelle Pinon Editor

Members of the Lamont Health Care Centre board recently held its annual general meeting with approximately 30 people in attendance. LHCC board chair Kent Harrold expressed his pleasure and pride to be part of the health care team. “The board is just one of the very competent group of people that make our facility run so well. A good board facilitates, not dictates. It enables, not restricts. It encourages the flow of innovation, ideas and creativity. And most of all, it respects and appreciates all who work so diligently toward something very special…” Harrold reported on the work of the finance, patient care, joint conference and green health care committees over the past year. He went on to say that discussion around the board’s strategic plan is a regular item, and that the highest priority is its desire to replace its Long Term Care Wings. After much discussion and consultation, we have made some innovative proposals to the government, and we shall continue to lobby on behalf of our community for a new building.” LHCC Executive Director Harold James also commented on the Long Term Care Unit, reiterating that he will

continue to advocate for a “replacement or modernization” of it. “We continue to advocate for the replacement of the Long Term Care Unit by keeping our request open with Government, Alberta Health Services and our MLA Mrs. Jessica Littlewood. This is a long process; while the results are slow, we have managed to keep the dialogue open with those who can make a difference to our cause…” James also talked about the security system that was enhanced through a security access card for entry into the building and an emergency alert for use in distress situations. The system has an automatic door lock-opening announcement, wandering patient-resident alerts and monitoring various activities via the use of internal and external cameras. He also said additional cameras would be installed in the coming year as well. James mentioned the increase in educational opportunities for staff and board members alike which included: clinical, technical and psychological and social health related sessions. “Our staff Domino Committee has added additional support to this cause by working with all staff to improve the social and cultural atmosphere within the facility.” Improvement to fund-

ing has enhanced the surgical program, and remains a work in progress, noted James. He also alluded to the “funding envelope” from Alberta Health Services which “continues to present challenges” in regards to sick time utilization, major maintenance repairs, overtime and staff orientation, to name a few. “A great part of what we do within the menu of programs and services offered to patients and residents has a dimension of quality. We are constantly striving to find ways to improve on the quality of services and programs we offer; recent quality improvements which may or may not be apparent to our stakeholders in order to improve care and service…” Some of the improvements in the area of nursing he outlined included: installation of inpatient care boards in patients rooms in order to update the care team on patient needs, mobility, dietary requirements, care plans and discharge planning, introduction of new care protocols in order to increase efficiency without compromising care, and increased communication with families in order to ensure a smooth transition of loved ones who are schedule for admission to Long Term Care. A mobility walker has been added to assist patients and residents to

stand safely without fear of falling. Menu choices as well as the addition of meals on wheels frozen meals to residents have been added and improved. On the recreational front a program to track resident attendances and monitor participation levels and performance have been added. In the area of social work, participation in mandatory education to staff by teaching techniques to aid in the de-escalation of potentially aggressive patients and residents. Morley Young Manor, the Independent Living Unit beside LHCC continues to be successful with access to various health services. The waiting list for admission to this unit now stands at 51, noted James. He said partnerships continue to remain strong, and LHCC physicians have signed on with the medical students and resident internship programs for another year, and will continue to accept combined laboratory/X-Ray students from NAIT. “As you know, Lamont County Housing Foundation will be moving into a new 55 unit facility which will replace the current Beaverhill Pioneer Lodge in mid-fall 2017. This project has meant additional tasks for me, but I enjoy the challenge. The new facility will add a meaningful landscape to the Lamont environ-

ment, but most importantly, will add additional supportive living opportunities for seniors in our community.” James extended his thanks to all staff, physicians, board members, senior management, board chair Ken Harrold for their hard work, loyalty and dedication to LHCC. “I know sometimes the rewards of serving the public is not obvious and can be trying; however, rest assured that your passion and contribution to our team’s success makes this facility a truly amazing place to work. I truly appreciate and commend each of you.” LHCC Chief of Staff Dr. Mohamed said that it had been a very good and successful year with no significant issues with regards to work of the five practicing physicians on staff who serve as family doctors as well as in acute and long term care as well as the emergency department. Dr. Mohamed outlined the fact the operating

room would be shutting down for six weeks to upgrade the air cooling system. “We continue to have the following specials; podiatry, podiatry surgery, orthopaedics, general surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, and gynaecological surgery. These surgeons continue to provide outpatient services and clinical services as needed. They also help us out with the emergencies in the emergency department.” One of the most positive aspects of LHCC in Harrold’s estimation is the large number of remarkable volunteers. “With their cheery smiles and hugs and conversation they bring a large element of joy and happiness to our residents and our staff. Some of them are involved in tending the Healing Garden, ensuring it remains a beneficial sanctuary, (even for the ducks). We offer a big thank you to all of them.”


The Kindergarten class at Andrew School capped off a very busy week with fieldtrip to the Andrew Post Office and to the Two Hills RCMP Station. On June 21, 2017 it was the last day, and they celebrated with an ice cream sundae party and graduation.

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Marianne Ryan sworn in as Alberta’s new ombudsman

SUBMITTED ARTICLE Marianne Ryan was sworn in as Alberta’s ninth Ombudsman and second Public Interest Commissioner in a ceremony in the Alberta Legislature July 1. She is the first woman to serve in either of these roles. “Given her varied experience as an accomplished investigator and adjudicator with a proven leadership record, I am confident that Marianne Ryan will serve the people well in her new dual role as Alberta’s Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner,” said the Honourable Robert E. Wanner, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The offices of the Ombudsman and the Public Interest Commissioner report to the Legislative Assembly and have the authority to perform a broad range of responsibilities, duties and functions prescribed in the Ombudsman Act and Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. Ms. Ryan most recently served as the Commanding Officer for the Royal Canadian

Mounted Police (RCMP) in Alberta and was one of the highest ranking RCMP officers in Canada, a position she retired from earlier this year. Over the course of her distinguished 35year career in policing throughout Canada, Ms. Ryan held a variety of roles, including Officer in Charge (Integrated Proceeds of Crime), Officer in Charge (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit), Regional Change Management Leader, Human Resources Officer and Criminal Operations Officer. Ms. Ryan joined the RCMP in 1982 after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. She is also the recipient of the RMCP long-service medal, bronze clasp and star and silver clasp and stars. Ms. Ryan was recognized by Global Television as a Woman of Vision in 2014. That same year she was the recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and

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Homeniuk family receives Century Farm Family Award Michelle Pinon Editor

John and Doreen Homeniuk were in for a couple of surprises last Thursday when they travelled to Vegreville to attend a special celebration at the invitation of the Alberta Government. “I was surprised. I thought we were just coming to a supper,” said Doreen, who was sitting at a table in the banquet room at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites in Vegreville shortly after 5 p.m. “Then I saw our name in the program.” The Homeniuk’s were one of 13 farm families on hand to be honoured during the Alberta Century Farm & Ranch Awards. They were one of a total of 52 families to be recognized across the province this year. Another honour was to sit at the same table as Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry for the Province of Alberta. They don’t know how that was arranged, but were thrilled to be able to break bread with the minister and share in conversation. Carlier said to have reached this milestone shows the resiliency and tenacity of farmers in the province. In fact, Carlier stated: “The ongoing success of our agriculture sector depends greatly on the dedication and hard work of Alberta’s farming families. It is an honour to recognize their legacy and support the sustainable growth of our local food industry, which is an integral part of the foundation of our provincial economy.” During a short interview, Carlier said farming is a great way to raise a family and own your own business. Farming continues to evolve, and Carlier said farmers are very innovative, and take advantage of technology and farming techniques, which bodes well for the agricultural sector. He added that diversification and ability to tap into

emerging markets will serve farmers well. Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood, who was also on hand for the event, had nothing but admiration for the recipients. “Farming is so much more than a business…and they have really invested their identities into it.” “We’re third generation farmers,” stated John, who is 81 years old. Wife Doreen is 74 years old, and they have farmed the land together since they were married on November 24, 1962. “That was the year we got snowed in,” recalled John. He remembers combining in November and December that year as they had to wait for the crops to freeze in order to take them off. “We couldn’t do it when it was wet, and we managed to get it sold in February.” He, too, like many farmers this year were surprised with the good results. “We started in hogs and then cattle,” said John. He always enjoyed the freedom he experienced on the farm and satisfaction of being his own boss. In the early days he put farming first as it was important to make the mortgage payments on time, have a good credit rating, but not to go into debt. What was most important, added John, was to be honest - your work. John, was the eldest of 12 children to Metro and Jenny Homeniuk, (one child passed away in infancy). John grew up six miles north, one mile east, and half a mile north of Mundare. The couple’s youngest son and his wife Christine currently reside on the original homestead. While they rent the majority of their two and a half quarter sections, they do have an 80 acre parcel and put up hay every year. The original homestead is located eight miles north and two miles east of Mundare, and belonged to his grandparents John and Elizabeth (Iwan and Saveta)

Homeniuk. The farms of other family members are scattered throughout the area, so they were never far from each other. John said his dad was the last farmer in the district to purchase a combine. “He said, I have seven boys, they can do the threshing!” It wasn’t until 1962 that John bought a Case 1000 combine. The farm was a great place to raise their family. They had three children,

Clifford, Darlene and Kevin. They have three granddaughters, one grandson and one great grandson. John said other family members are slowly coming back to the area to raise their families and start anew. He too holds great promise for the future of farming, and has great memories to look back on, and more to create in the days, weeks and months ahead.


John and Doreen Homeniuk, far left and right, pose with Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier and Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood.


John and Elizabeth (Iwan and Saveta) pose for a picture circa 1935.

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Bruderheim resident earns award of distinction Michelle Pinon Editor

Sherry Cote didn’t even have time to think, only react when she was told she was receiving the Senator’s Contribution Award, minutes before the start of the Town of Bruderheim council meeting last Wednesday evening. Cote, who currently serves as the acting director of legal and legislative services for the town, had no idea she was nominated, let alone chosen to receive this prestigious award that was created by Alberta Senator Doug Black in honour of Canada’s 150 celebration. “As part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, I am delighted to award 219 outstanding Albertans who make important volunteer contributions to their communities,” stated Black. He went on to explain that, “It’s important to recognize those who make quiet contributions to our communities and I wanted to use my position as an elected Senator to work with each of Alberta’s communities to find exceptional individuals.” Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch said he was excited and very proud that Cote had been chosen for the new and prestigious award. “We are so grateful that we were afforded the opportunity to nominate Sherry, and then for her to be selected is just fantastic.” Hauch went on to say, “Our town has many great volunteers, however, the one who consistently, quietly and effectively works so hard every year, and has been doing so for as long as she has live in


Members of Bruderheim town council presented Sherry Cote, with the Senators Contribution Award just prior to the start of the regular council meeting on Wednesday, July 5. Pictured from left to right are: Coun. George Campbell. Coun. Pat Lee, Sherry Cote, Mayor Karl Hauch, and Deputy Mayor Judy Schueler. Bruderheim, is our very own Sherry Cote. We are very blessed that our town is where the Cote family calls home. Bob and Sherry make such a super differ-

ence to our commanity in so many different ways. It is really amazing.”

Primary Health Care Networks get funding boost from province Michelle Pinon Editor

The Province and physicians recently signed off the new Primary Care Network (PCN) governance framework. Kristine Osbaldeston, Interim Director of the Alberta Heartland PCN said the new agreement is great news, and while the average patient might not be able to see the direct impact, she says it will allow for better integration of programs. Under the governance framework, a provincial PCN committee will be created along with five PCN zones. Each zone will review the demographics and specific needs of their communities. They will develop a service plan for their area to effectively meet the population health needs of the region. Prior to the new agreement, Osbaldeston said all 42 PCN’s operated independently, each having separate boards. She said it became a struggle for Alberta Health to remain consistent in the delivery of its programs,

and there was communication gap among the various partners involved. “It just makes sense to work together.” She went on to say, “It (new framework) is incredibly positive from our perspective.” She also believes it will allow for better and more efficient use of resources as well as cross collaboration and better communication between the Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health, (which funds programs and services), Alberta Health Services, and physicians. The new framework will also allow for changes in the funding model, going from a per capita to a population based model. Dr. Phillip van der Merwe, co-chair of the PCN Physician Leads Executive, said the recent ratification of the PCN governance framework “brings together physicians, government and PCN’s for good of Albertans. “When PCN’s partner with AHS and integrate with other community based services to meet Albertan’s health needs, we will truly build a health care

system that is sustainable today and for future generations.” Dr. van der Merwe also pointed out there would be less administrative costs, and more resources applied directly to patient care. There will also be more community based care for Albertans closer to home. As well, the provincial PCN committee work together to plan

and provide common programming, standardizing of best practices, common guidelines for service delivery, and common monitoring and evaluation. Dr. Padraic Carr, President of the Alberta Medical Association commented: “The PCN governance framework is unique. It will help build a foundation for decision making by

establishing appropriate processes and making services standard across PCN’s. It giver PCN’s stability within the primary care system. Through clear roles and responsibilities, all parties will be able to demonstrate more accountability. Patients will have better access to integrated care because the framework will help link physician PCN’s

with Alberta Health Services resources across the province. Our primary care physician leaders, the Minister and her team, and Alberta Health Services are all to be commended for their forward thinking and hard work in bringing this framework to fruition.”


The Lamont Fish and Game Association hosted its annual Kids Can Catch event on Saturday, June 24 at the Lamont Fish Pond. The event saw about 40 participants and had great weather to go along with the funfilled activities. Pictured from left to right are: Dawn Hunter, Joan Dey, Ali and Dustin from Cabelas, Ken Kranrod from the Alberta Conservation Association, (ACA), and Ed Andruchow. On July 15 and 16 the Lamont Fish & Game Association will be hosting its annual 3D Fun Shoot at the Lamont Fish Pond, and all ages and abilities of archers are welcome.

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Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Area Structure Plan discussed Michelle Pinon Editor

Approximately 40 people attended the third and final meeting for the proposed land use concept of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Area Structure Plan. Scott Cole, Planning Discipline LeaderPrincipal for Stantec walked attendees through the comprehensive review, overall framework and any proposed alternations to the preferred concept for the revised Area Structure Plan. Also on hand to answer questions was Stephen Hill, Director of Planning and Community Services for Lamont County. “What we heard loud and clear is that people want the agricultural industrial area to remain the same,” stated Cole. The areas for light-medium industrial and highway commercial areas were outlined on the map, and small triangular area just north of Highway 15 between Range Road 200 and Range Road 195 was added to the plan.

Cole explained that the heavy industrial area has been expanded in order to provide other types of industry. As well, the Ag. Industrial area was identified. Hill also explained why Range Road 201, Range Road 200, Township Road 562, and Township Road 560 were identified as major transportation corridors. Hill said those roads could then accommodate rail, utilities, or pipelines which would allow for the possibility of development and make it more attractive to possible developers. If in the case of Range Road 201, if it was closed, the question was raised: How would the competing rail companies go north to Highway 45? “Unfortunately, we don’t have CN or CP here tonight. They’d have to address that,” stated Hill. One couple asked how the county would limit the impact of noise in the heavy industrial areas? They also wondered if companies would be allowed to operate 24/7? The couple alluded to

ongoing discussions with one of the companies operating near their residence, and asked if the county bylaw officer could monitor the site at night. Hill asked them to email him to make arrangements with the peace officer to do that. Cole said that while the biophysical and geotechnical studies have been done, they won’t be available to the public until after the draft document is presented to county council. He added that environmentally significant and sensitive areas would be identified within the area structure plan. To alter any type of water body would have to go to the province and prospective developers would have to provide a mitigation plan for any parcels of land they intend to alter. Cole clarified that the boundaries for the area structure plan have not changed, only that policy areas have been revised in the light-medium industrial areas. Cole said nothing has been written in stone, and that all the feedback from

attendees would be taken into consideration before a final document was presented to council. Hill reiterated that people would still have an opportunity to speak and make presentations at the time of the public hearing. Several attendees stressed the importance of being able to have a say before any changes are put in place. Hill said a notice of the public hearing would be published in The Lamont Leader, and would be posted on the county’s website as well for residents to view. In a follow up interview, Hill said: The County has taken great care in the public engagement process for the 2017 review of the Heartland ASP which included three public open house sessions and a Resident Q&A session. Through this process we believe that a fair assessment of the concerns expressed have been captured and represented in the final concept development. The process is not “controversial” but

rather emotional for some residents who have been living with the outcome of the previous version of the ASP. The difficulty has been separating the ASP concept development from the prescribed land use zoning constraints which are contained within the Land Use Bylaw (LUB).

The County will take into consideration the comments raised concerning land uses with future amendments to the land use districts within the LUB. These amendments will provide the opportunity for the public to make comments at a public hearing before Council.”

This revised draft of the proposed Albertaʼs Industrial Heartland Area Structure Plan was presented at a public information session in Lamont on June 29.

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Community meeting held province and the bulk of our work is around this.” Some of the programs and services the Alberta Heartland PCN offers include: healthy living program, diabetes management, heart health and cardiac rehab, exercise services and support, respiratory services, smoking cessation, senior’s health clinic, women’s health clinic, mental health support and dermatology care. Following the presentation attendees were encouraged to provide their feedback and suggestions in regards to what types of services they would like to have in Andrew. One of the suggestions was to have a registered nurse, and eventually have another physician come to Andrew as once a week for two to three hours is not enough to adequately service the community. The idea of having several doctors on a rotational basis was recommended. Other needs were for mental health services, exercise programs, and transportation to medical appointments. Since many people work during the day, and PCN cannot come out for

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Around 40 people were in attendance for an information meeting at the Andrew Seniors Lodge on Thursday, July 6. The presenter for the afternoon session was Kristine Osbaldeston, Interim Director for the Alberta Heartland Primary Care Network (PCN). She went on to explain the PCN works with family physicians and their patients to treat and manage health conditions with a team of healthcare professionals in the communities of Fort Saskatchewan, Redwater, Lamont, Gibbons and surrounding area. The Alberta Heartland PCN is one of 42 PCN’s in Alberta and has been in existence for the past 10 years. “We have 30 physicians in our PCN, which includes five physicians in Lamont…We have 22 staff, three dieticians, two nurses, a full-time pharmacist, exercise specialist, nurse practioner, occupational therapist, and four members on its mental health team. It’s a huge issue across the

an evening presentation, Mayor Heather Tait suggested the option of having an online survey available. Tait stated: “An online survey would give everyone an opportunity to participate and reflect our needs more effectively.” She went on to say that in one or two weeks, an online survey will be available for Andrew and area. Questions for the community needs survey will be developed by the PCN and will be available on the Village of Andrew website and Facebook page.


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Sandhills clean up campaign successful Michelle Pinon Editor

Members of the Bruderheim Riding Association (BRA) held their annual clean up on Saturday, June 24. Willy Maess, President of the BRA said between 30 and 40 volunteers cleaned up the 160 acre area, and was very pleased with the turn out that day. “This has been one of our best years to

date as far as garbage goes. We had a lot less than previous years.” The BRA, which has been doing the clean up since 2013, usually averages between 2,500 and 3,000 pounds of garbage per year. Not only do BRA members participate in the clean up, but conservation officers as well as RCMP members. Another event Maess is looking forward to is the ATV drag races and

mud bogs during Heartland Ag. Days in August. “We are teaming up with the Bruderheim Ag. Society again this year for our third year in a row to hold our ATV drag races and mud bogs. This year we are adding two new events which will be a kids mud bog as well as an obstacle course. We will be widening the mud pit by about 10 feet this year, and will have a separate

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Bevy of Canada Day activities enjoyed in Bruderheim Michelle Pinon Editor

Canada Day in Bruderheim was jam packed with activities for folks of all ages to enjoy. Things couldn’t have gone any better, and Mayor Karl Hauch was definitely happy with the results. The day began with a wonderful pancake breakfast with more than 315 people in attendance. What drew the largest crowd, estimated to be around the 500 person mark was the parade held downtown on Queen Street. The parade garnered a total of 60 entries. Winners in the various categories included: Bruderheim Lions Club, Best Club & O rg a n i z a t i o n ; Straightline Chrysler, Best Commercial; Radke Farms, Best Agricultural;

Best Horse, George Campbell; Best Vehicle, Carey Industrial; Best Novelty, Bruderheim Community Church; Best Theme, Alberta Treasury Branch; and Best Float, The

Bruderheim Lioness Club. The new addition to list of activities was the Outhouse Races, which took place after the parade. A total of eight teams participated in the


Running the length of Queen Street was a definite challenge for the teams in the Outhouse Races, but they all managed to cross the finish line in style.

fun-filled event which saw Team MSM Dump Tower headed up by Arlan Maschmeyer beat out rival Team Poop Mobile, headed by Stuart Maschmeyer. The Bruderheim Fire Department placed third. The Bruderheim Ag. Society had the Best Team Costumes, and Jon Resch’s team TWSIDI, won for Best Decorated Outhouse. Many families waited in line for face painting, caricatures, balloons, etc. The fundraising concert for the skatepark saw more than 100 attendees, and many folks gathered to watch the fireworks which capped off a memorable and historic occasion in the town. Hauch said he couldn’t thank all of the dedicated volunteers enough for making the day such a success.

Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch tosses a treat during the parade which attracted hundreds of people.

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Canada 150 celebrations a hit in the Village of Andrew Michelle Pinon Editor

Canada 150 celebrations in the Village of Andrew on Sunday, July 2 were enjoyed by one and all, everything from the barbecue, mini golf, face painting, outdoor movie and fireworks. Shortly after 12 Noon


Village of Andrew CAO Pat Skoreyko, left, and Mayor Tait, cut and served cake to guests.

Mayor Heather Tait welcomed everyone gathered at the park under beautiful sunny skies and temperature of plus 29 degrees celsius. The short program began with the singing of O Canada, followed by comments from Mayor Tait. “As Mayor of your community it’s a sincere honour to join you and to participate in the Canada 150 milestone. On behalf of Andrew council I send out a big warm welcome to everyone. Thank you for making this day a true celebration of our nation’s great history. Today, we as Canadians reflect upon how fortunate we are. We live in a time of unprecedented global wealth and opportunity, there is simply no better place to live. Our gratitude should include those who came before us, those that built so


Canada 150 celebrants enjoyed hamming it up for the camera behind the decorate sign designed and supplied by the Andrew Public Library for the event. much of what we have. We should certainly acknowledge the leadership and wisdom of Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George Cartier and colleagues. They constructed a system steeped in multiculturalism, while preserving unique institutions, languages, cul-

tures and faiths. That achievement, despite the youthfulness of our country, is one of the most enduring models of democratic governance in the world today.” Mayor Tait also asked folks to reflect and be grateful for the dedication of seniors who built

Andrew, Alberta and Canada. She also wanted to remember the tens of thousands of Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country through service to the military. “We must also recognize the next generation who is stepping forward and offering to

carry on to keep our community, province and country strong.” She concluded by thanking the various organizations and sponsors of the event for making it such a huge success.

THE RACE July 1, 2017 The identical Maschmeyer twins, Emil & George, born in 1901, were inseperable. When they were old enough to go to school in Bruderheim, they had one slate board, George engraved on one side and Emil on the other. The story was that they only had one pair of shoes for the two of them, so they went to school on alternate days. They did everything together, playing in the local band, travelling to Montana and going to any and almost every social event. When George got married to Emma shortly thereafter Emil married Alice. The twins harvested together and went to the same church with their families, which got along together very well. The two families frequently visited each other on Sundays. George built a house on the farm; Emil built an identical one on his farm. When one retired after building a house in Bruderheim, shortly thereafter the other reitred and built a very similar house one block away. Any spare time they had would be spent enjoying refreshments in the Local Establishment. It was difficult to distinguish one from the other, both wearing the then- popular bib overalls. This bond, this strong connection, was the foundation of a continued second, third and fourth generation relationship that has existed for over one hundred years. On Canada’s 150th anniversary, there was the running of the First Annual Outhouse Race. It was held on the streets of Bruderheim on July 1, 2017.Here, approaching high noon, Family George challenged Family Emil, to the classic running of the Outhouses. Starting at the famous historic Local Establishment, the fourth generation cousins took their positions to define family supremacy. Ultimately clenching bragging rights of the dominance of their heritage. Here ye! Here ye! Let it forever be knownthat the George Maschmeyer family won the much-coveted Golden Seat by a fraction of a foot. Although no one will remember, as the history books will forget, that second place went to Emil Maschmeyer’s family, thus they were left with the responsibility of paying for this declaration!

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Descendants of Ivan and Anna Weleschuk gather to celebrate 120 years of settlement in Lamont County Michelle Pinon Editor

Around 280 members of the Weleschuk clan gathered at Ukraina Park in Mundare to celebrate and share stories at their family reunion. Late Saturday morning, family members gathered together for a special program which included a memorial ceremony recognizing the eldest descendants of Ivan & Anna Weleschuk. MC Denise Lucyshyn welcomed everyone, and exclaimed: “Today is a great day! A meeting of family, a time of gathering and a time for sharing old stories and creating new memories for generations to come. We thought to mark this year, a year in which Canada celebrates 150 years, we thought it would be fitting to acknowledge the arrival of Ivan and Anna to Canada 120 years ago. And not only this, but we wanted to remember them and the departed loved ones in a special way.” Representing the seven branches of the family tree, the eldest descendants stepped forward to pose by pictures of their parents who had a candle lit in their names. Steve Weleschuk, the

MC Denise Lucyshyn last remaining child of Theodore and Rosalia Weleschuk was proud to be part of the special ceremony. Steve, 89, and his wife Alice, 82, were happy to attend the gathering, along with many of their children and grandchildren. The couple farmed on the homestead, between Wostok and St. Michael, for 30 years and were delighted to share in the special celebration. The Memorial Ceremony was followed by a prayer and house keeping items before Lucyshyn spoke about the two packages of honey bees Ivan brought from the Ukraine. He purchased a quarter section for $10 and the only stipulation was to have the land cleared in three years time. He was a blacksmith by trade, and called: “Mr. Fix It,” said Steve. “He was also a cantor for St.

Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.” Mundare Mayor Charlie Gargus, also a member of the Weleschuk clan, welcomed everyone on behalf of the town. Gargus said Ivan was a fascinating, resourceful man, and remembers hearing stories of how Ivan would walk 60 to 80 miles to Edmonton and back for supplies of iron for his Blacksmith Shop. In fact a specially commissioned sketch of Ivan with his honey bees was one of the items raffled off during the reunion. Lucyshyn also acknowledged members of the family who have served as a director or member of the Weleschuk Historical Foundation. “We thank you for your work, and we thank you for your service.” She highlighted the need for more family members to step up and volunteer on the historical foundation and to carry on its legacy. Then it was time to watch a slide show presentation before the feasting and socializing began. In honour of Ivan there was a blacksmith demonstration, lots of activities for people of all ages, and memories to last many lifetimes.


Pictured from left to right arethe eldest descendants of the seven branches of the Weleschuk family.

Replica of the original homestead crafted by Steve Weleschuk.

John Weleschuk, left, a farmhand, and Paul Weleschuk breaking land in 1933.

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 19

Rural Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition receives additional provincial funding for another year Michelle Pinon Editor

Lamont County was one of 31 community organizations and municipalities to receive a total of $1.5 million to help prevent and end elder abuse. Sara Rindero, Director of Lamont County Family & Community Support Services (FCSS), was thrilled with the news because it means they will receive an additional $50,000 to operate the Rural Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition (REAP). Rindero explained the REAP Coalition in the region is comprised of Beaver County, County of Minburn, County of Two Hills, and Flagstaff County. The Coalition is comprised of representatives from service agencies, organizations and businesses that are concerned about the well being of seniors. REAP Co-ordinator Loretta Kroeker said they work to prevent


The Rural Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition recently received approval to run its program and services in the region. This group of health care and social service professionals held a special session in Mundare this past spring, and elected officials and community volunteers were invited to participate in the day long workshop. elder abuse as well as develop a strategy and process for seniors in rural areas to get help. Types of elder abuse can include: physical, financial, emotional, medication, sexual or neglect. Kroecker said she has visited municipal coun-

cils, chamber of commerces, met with focus groups, and will be working with seniors in lodges to provide outreach, information and education. While the information session in Mundare this spring was mostly geared to profes-


Town of Bruderheim Chief Administrative Officer Patty Podoborozny, centre, came over to the Bruderheim Pharmacy to personally congratulate its owners Ehab Mohamed, left, and Mohamed ElTonsy, right, last week. The new business opened on Queen Street on Saturday, July 1.

sionals, Coun. Irene Talaga took in several of the presentations and felt the presentation on fraud prevention would be very beneficial for seniors in the community to hear. Andrew Mayor Heather Tait also took part in the session, and commented: “I thoroughly appreciated meeting so many incredible volunteers, professionals, community leaders whom address the issue of elder abuse in a significant way. I believe it is essential that we learn about recognizing elder abuse, how to pro-

ceed as well as best practices, who to contact and how to be supportive. I learned that often enough we tend to not recognize our community elder’s vulnerability. Tait went on to say, “I truly believe that, in order to achieve a healthy and safe community that is inclusive, is through continued resourcees provide by the provincial government through front line program such as REAP, SOS and FCSS. Each municipality is unique and should consider how to take its own path in becoming age-friendly

and ensuring everyone has access to community supports and services.” The funding was announced during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which was declared provincially and by Lamont County at its June 13 meeting. Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood stated, “Lamont FCSS has been an incredible advocate for seniors, including work to end financial and emotional abuse. I am so pleased that their work has been recognized with this grant.”

LAMONT HEALTH CARE CENTRE Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill a vacancy on the Board of Management. The preferred candidate will:  Be a Canadian Citizen,  Accept the challenge of serving as a Volunteer,  Be a Resident of the Service Area,  Have an interest in Christian Health Care,  Have an understanding of the Health System in Alberta,  Be Community-minded,  Be interested in making a difference in the lives of Patients/Residents in our Community, and  Have at least a Grade XII Education. Interested applicants may pick up an application package at the Administration Office, Lamont Health Care Centre between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Please submit the completed application, resume and other relevant data in a sealed envelope to: The Board Chairman Lamont Health Care Centre PO Box 479 5216 – 53rd Street Lamont AB T0B 2R0 Deadline date: 4:00 p.m., July 31st, 2017.

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Musical Theatre Camp hosts gala show in St. Michael


The annual Musical Theatre Camp in St. Michael was a huge success thanks to Director Erin Gott, Stage Manager Jody Zacholda and assistants Reece Gott and Trista Smith. On Friday, July 7 the participants showcased eight musical theatre numbers in the gala show titled: Broadway Babies. These girls were part of the number “Just Canʼt Wait To Be King” from the Lion King. Narrator Abigail Goy shared some history about each of the musical numbers the group performed that evening in front of enthusiastic and appreciative family members and friends.

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Plan a relaxing golf break today at one of our great local courses!

Rosalind, AB We are a beautiful 18 hole golf course in a peaceful country setting near the Battle River Valley with a welcoming family atmosphere. •Adult 9 Holes-$22 - Cart $18 • 18 Holes-$32 - Cart $28 • All Season- $450 - Cart $500 Full Service Camping • 20 Amp - $30 • 30 Amp $35 Men’s Night-Tuesday Ladies’ Night-Wednesday Fun Night-Friday Call 780-375-2154 to book your tee times.

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Irma boasts a beautiful 9 hole course with grass greens and several RV sites. You will be impressed with its lush g and gs nd hospitality p y surroundings • June: Junior Golf on • Monday Morning Golf Mondays 3:30-5 pm. $5 9:30 am. (registration) Open to All! Stay for lunch! • Men’s Nights Thursdays Games for high/low • Ladies Nights Tuesdays handicaps. Steak Supper Tee Off 4-7 pm

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ROBERTSONʼS PLUMBING & GASFITTING LTD. Residential Services: Heating & Air Conditioning Plumbing Repairs and New homes Hydronics – Boilers Septic Tanks & Pumps *Robertsonʼs Plumbing & Gasfitting has been serving local communities since 1969 * 8718 – 112 STREET, FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA

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Classifieds ________________________ COMING EVENTS EVENTS COMING ________________________ VIKING FARMERS MARKET Regular market 2 - 4 p.m. Thursday, July 13. Contact Evelyn at 780-592-2431 or Irene 780-336-4707. 11tfnc ________________________ Friends and family please accept this as your invitation to help us celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Mike and Rose Fornal at the Viking Tea House (Simply On Main) on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 2-4pm. No gifts please. Stop by and help them celebrate this milestone anniversary. 27-28p ________________________ The Hero of Heroes - Viking Vacation Bible School. Monday July 31 - Friday August 4, 9am to noon at the Alliance Church. For kids going into kindergarten to going into grade 6. Check or 780336-4950 for information or to register. 26-28c ________________________ FOR RENT RENT FOR ________________________ 2 bedroom large suite in 3story walk-up apartment building under new professional management with live-in, on-site 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. 780632-6878 or 780-918-6328 LL06tfnp ________________________ Suite in four-plex in Tofield. 2 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 bath. Fridge, stove, washer and dryer. Adults only. No smoking and no pets. $1,000/month. Available immediately. Call: 780-2632688. TM15tfnc ________________________ 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 ________________________ 3 bedroom town house for rent in Viking,. 780-2540130 14tfnc ________________________ FOR SALE SALE FOR ________________________ New hay for sale. Round bales - alfalfa mix. Picked up or delivered. Reasonably priced. KZAN Farms Ltd 780-497-1633 LL25-29 ________________________

________________________ FOR SALE SALE FOR ________________________ Saskatoons and Raspberries are ready! Saskatoons and Raspberries $10 U-pick. If Helen picks Saskatoons $15; Raspberries $20. Helen Tanton 780-888-6800 2 km east and 3 km south of Sedgewick. CP27tfn ________________________ 2007 Buick Lucerne. 147,000 km, new summer tires, nice condition $6,500. Phone 780-662-2465. TM27-28p ________________________ 1985 Allegro 30' motorhome. Lots of extras, built in generator. $9,000 O.B.O. Phone 780-662-2180. TM27-28p ________________________ Bardo Berry Farm U-pick is located at 49320 Rge Rd 190. Saskatoons, Black Currants and Choke Cherries. $10 for a 4L pail. Call 780-222-3851 or 780-662-4238. TM27-28p ________________________ Forage Oat seed for sale. Call: 780-405-8089. TM23tfnc ________________________ HELP WANTED WANTED HELP ________________________ Bondara Oilfield Services Ltd is looking for: • Class 1 driver with heavy equipment hauling experience • Labours with oilfield experience Oilfield tickets are required. Resumes can be emailed to 27-28c ________________________ Beaverhill Motel requires housemaids and experienced maintenance person. Call: 780-662-3396 or drop off a resume at the Motel. TM27-28p ________________________ LIVESTOCK LIVESTOCK ________________________ Short horned bulls for sale. Polled, semen tested, optimal birth weights. Delivery available. Call Shepalta Farm at 780-679-4719. CP15tfnc ________________________ Purebred yearling and 2 yr old Black & Red Angus bulls for sale. Call 780-9869088 LL22-29p ________________________

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________________________ MEMORIAL MEMORIAL ________________________ In memory of Stan E. Zemanek The years have come and gone But beautiful memories linger on No words we write will ever say How much we miss you day to day Lovingly remembered by Your wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren 27p ________________________ REAL ESTATE ESTATE REAL ________________________ Restaurant for Sale. 9,000 sq ft building in Sedgewick plus 3 lots 25x100. Dinning room and lounge - 140 seats plus opportunity for additional living space. Call 780384-3600. Serious inquiries only! CP27tfnc ________________________ House with an income - 5 yr old up - down duplex or 4 bdrm house with finished bsmt. Many features and 3 car garage. Located in town of Tofield. See our ad in com-free # 748139 or call us for more info. Price below assessed value @ $359,000. Call: Mel or Gavin @ 780 662 3596. TM24-27p ________________________ SERVICES SERVICES ________________________ Massage and Reflexology 1 hour treatments. Call: Marge 780-662-3066. TM35tfnc ________________________

PINOY’S CLEANING AND JANITORIAL SERVICES “For all your Cleaning Needs” Residential and Commercial Grass Cutting & Yardwork 780-385-4154 Elizabeth F. Andersen Director/Owner SATISFACTION GUARANTEED 09tfn ________________________


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________________________ SERVICES SERVICES ________________________ Roy’s Handyman Services. Flooring, trim work, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780-662-0146 or 780-2323097. TMtfn ________________________ DB LANDSCAPING, yard & skid steer services. Call Dustin 780-919-7743. Thanks! TM17tfnc ________________________ 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 ________________________ 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 ________________________ Ritchie’s Painting Co. Professional Interior/ Exterior Commercial & Residential Painting. Spray Painting & Cabinet Refinishing. Call Jason in Viking, AB today for a future estimate - Cell: 780-254-0166 or Home: 780-254-0700. 35tfnc ________________________ THANK YOU THANK YOU ________________________ Thank you to whoever selected me to receive the Senator’s Contribution Award. Thank you again, Dorothy White 27p ________________________ WANTED WANTED ________________________ Small older tractor with 3 point hitch with position control and live PTO. Approximately 30 to 45 H.P. Contact Rod 780-662-0054. If not home leave a message. TM26-28p ________________________ Looking for a three bedroom house or mobile home for Sept. 1. Will pay up to $690/month. Not in Viking. 1-587-988-6161. 26-28p

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This Week on the Web Hundreds of jellyfish threaten to shut down a major power plant in Isreal

Swarms of the jellyfish washed up from the Mediterranean Sea and were sucked into the main power station on one of the hottest days. The power station, called Orot Rabin, is located north of Tel Aviv and is a coal-fired power station. It uses the sea water to cool down the systems, and takes a lot of water to do so. As the power plants suck in the sea water, the jelly fish come along for the ride, clogging up their cooling system, which in turn, threatens to shut down the whole production system.

Luckily, workers caught on quickly to the issue, and were able to clear the clog of the translucent, blob-like sea creatures before everything had to cease. Apparently this issue is very common, but is happening more and more as humans over fish areas and start to eliminate natural competition and predators to the jellyfish. Abandoned puppy found in airport bathroom with a sad note

A sad story involving a little puppy and a woman who left it behind has hit the internet by storm. A three month old puppy was found abandoned in a bathroom at

the Vegas airport with a note attached to the carrier. The note explained the situation. The puppy, who's name is Chewy, was travelling with his owner, and it explains that she had just left an abusive relationship. Sadly, the woman could not afford to get Chewy on the plane and had no other option but to leave him behind. The note also said that her ex boyfriend had kicked Chewy in the head during a fight, and he probably needed to see a vet as he had a bump forming. Chewy is currently in the care of a dog rescue, who has received a flood of applications to adopt the cute little pup. Chewy should have his new home in a couple of weeks. Woman faints in store after breaking expensive bracelet

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Dozens of people have lined up in Olten, Switzerland, to take in a new kind of street race. It's called the World Champion Office Chair Race, and it sounds exactly like how it works. Competitors race through a track full of

jumps, turns, and obstacles, all while going downhill on office chairs. The race seems to have picked up steam, after a 10 year hiatus, and had mostly swiss competitors, with some from Austria and Germany competing as well. The race looks as ridiculous as it sounds, with competitors using their feet to steer and charge forward through the course. Some were better than others, and a spill happened at one point in the race involving multiple chairs. Thankfully safety is important, and each contestant had to wear a helmet. The winners of this year's race were a tandem team, who seemed to have an advantage with their chairs being connected. They walked home with a prize worth about $500 USD in travel vouchers.

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You break it, you buy it. A common understanding in any store you go into, and one woman learned that lesson in the hardest way. A tourist from eastern Jiangxi province in China, was visiting in Yunnan province, and went into a jade shop. There, she tried on a bracelet, asking the store owner how much it was. When the owner replied with $44,000, the woman quickly tried to remove the rather expensive bracelet off her wrist. While doing so, it slipped off her wrist, fell to the floor, and broke into several pieces. The shock was too much for the tourist, as she fainted right over the jewelry case, as others

rushed to her aid to help calm her down. The staff at the shop told the woman they would lower the price to $25,000 to pay for the broken bracelet, but, once the lady came to, she said she could only afford to pay $1,500. Police were able to get the two parties to come to an agreed upon payment. Office chair racing a hit in Sweden





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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 27

Canada’s hidden gem regaining its luster Michelle Pinon Editor

While Elk Island National Park (EINP) continues to remain a hidden gem for many Lamont County residents, more and more urbanites are travelling outside the city limits to experience the unique landscape and impressive bison that were saved from the brink of extinction by local conservationists more than 110 years ago. Current EINP Superintentant Dale Kirkland was on hand to discuss all the park has to offer during an informational presentation to Bruderheim town council on June 21. EINP is the closest national park, 35 minutes from Edmonton’s downtown core. Measuring 194 square kilometres it is Canada’s only fully

fenced national park and is home to herds of bison, moose, elk, deer and over 250 species of birds. Since 2007, EINP has experienced a gradual increase in visitors, with the most notable increase over the past three years with an increase of 55 per cent. During this fiscal year, Kirkland is expecting the number of visitors to reach 500,000. “As part of Canada 150 celebrations, the Government of Canada is offering free entry,� added Kirkland. Surprisingly, one-third of annual visitors take place in the off-season between November and April. “We’re working to increase recreational opportunities in winter and shoulder seasons,� he noted. EINP offers drop-in interpretation programs, school and group bookings, learn to

camp and much more. Some of the upcoming events include: Parks Day on July 15 that will feature a Citizenship Ceremony this year, the ever popular Bison Festival on August 19, and Milky Way Days during the Labour Day long weekend. “If you haven’t been lately, I’d encourage you to go,� urged Coun. Virginia Differenz. Currently, EINP is undergoing a review of its overall management plan, and has received considerable feedback from the public on population control. The next time a Strategic Plan will be undertaken is 2021, and there will be a great deal more work done inbetween time to further enhance infrastructure, programming and services to the park. Canada’s sixth oldest national park, Kirkland

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pointed out that it features more than 200 prehistoric sites in the park, within the UNESCO Biosphere Preserve in the Beaver Hills, a term derived from Cree â&#x20AC;&#x153;amisk-wa-chiâ&#x20AC;?. Nomadic Cree, Blackfoot and Sarcee peoples used to converge in the Beaver Hills MICHELLE PINON PHOTO during winter The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and seasons before Climate Change recently visited Elk Island National Park (EINP). European set- She was a hit with a group of Grade 6 students from Lamont tlement began Elementary School and special guests, along with EINP in the 1890â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Superintendant Dale Kirkland, pictured on the right. Elk Park was established â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elk Island serves as and wood bison to initiawith a herd of 24 elk back the nursery herd for tives including Russia in 1906, and Kirkland plains and woods bison and Montana to name said he has only seen a conservation initiatives two. As well, every year handful of them since he around the world,â&#x20AC;? stat- a per cent age of the began the superinten- ed Kirkland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elk Island bison population are dentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position almost a has successfully provid- sold at live auction. year ago. ed a total of 2,500 plains

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