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Vol. 12, No. 34, Tuesday June 20, 2017 www.LamontLeader.com
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With a substantial amount of precipitation over the past week, everyone was hoping, and even pleading with Mother Nature to turn the water tap off. Crops, ditches, roads and yards are water logged, and folks have definitely reached their saturation point throughout Lamont County.
Prolonged rain causing problems for producers, drivers and road crews Michelle Pinon Editor
Prolonged precipitation in Lamont County is creating more challenges for road and maintenance crews as well as local producers who are still trying to seed this year’s crops or harvest the remainder of crops from last year. Lamont County Public Works Director Harold
Hamilton says the department has received many calls and work requests in recent weeks, and staff are dealing with them on a priority level. Late last week Lamont County issued an advisory to residents asking them to be on the lookout for washouts, water on the road, large sink holes, slippery conditions, and any other road hazards. Residents
were also urged to contact public works if they encounter any hazard on the roads. Many road bans are still in effect, and Range Road 182 south of Highway 15 to Township Road 542 was still closed as of June 15. Hamilton said most often road bans come off around June 15 following the Alberta Transportation highway bans. “This year all roads
had a ban placed on them for a time. Some at 75 per cent, others at 50 per cent. Some closed to traffic.” Additional hours and repair costs are not costed out separately, added Hamilton. “On average, we use 10,000 to 15,000 tonnes of gravel on spring road repairs.” With lots of standing water, it also appears that crops and pasture
have reached the saturation point. According to the June 13 Alberta Agriculture Crop Report, “Multiple rainfall over the past several weeks have led to above normal soil moisture reserves in both the North East and North West Regions.” As far as seeding progress in the North East, it was reported to be 97 per cent. The report also pointed out, “However,
with an improvement in weather, these regions (North West, and North East), could see some more barley and oats seeded. Provincially, fall seeded crops are in the head emergence stage, while the growth stages for other cereals, oilseeds and pulses is somewhat varied, due to the delay in seeding in most parts of the province.”
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Top athletes from Lamont High School pose with their trophies following the first annual Celebration of Athletics on June 15. For more coverage turn to page 13.
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Partially completed arena addition creating issues Michelle Pinon Editor
Representatives from the Village of Andrew recently met with executive members of the Andrew Agricultural Society to discuss the longstanding issue of the arena addition. Village of Andrew
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Pat Skoreyko told members of council 12 years has gone by since part of the addition was constructed, and the structure will have to be dismantled because it is now compromising the integrity of the arena. CAO Skoreyko
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explained that water was not draining between the addition and one side of the arena, and was beginning to effect the foundation of the arena. Skoreyko said the ag. society did not have the financial ability to remediate the situation, and the cost to rebuild the arena would be $600,000. Skoreyko went on to say that members of the ag. society were relieved to have an open discussion regarding the issue, and were in “absolute agreement” with the demolition and disposal of the addition. She added that UV exposure had damaged the addition over time, which was another reason for dismantling the structure, and that the debris would be hauled away to the landfill. Transportation and disposal expenses, she added, would be offset
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Opinion Letter: What’s better? Higher minimum wage or guaranteed liveable income? Or nothing at all? business owners will be anteed livable income for Dear Editor, What’s better, a higher forced to shape up. But everybody who needs it. An advantage for peominimum wage, or a the small business ownguaranteed livable ers who are barely scrap- ple who need help is income? Or nothing at ing by might have to that, instead of having to run all over the place close. That’s a problem. all? A guaranteed livable proving that they are disI know business owners who work twice as income might be the bet- abled, or poor, or runhard as their staff and ter policy. The first ques- ning from an abusive take home less, and they tion is: how will we pay partner, they can go to a really cannot afford a for it? The answer to that single window where all higher minimum wage. I is actually quite easy: tax they have to do is prove also know business own- richer people and big their income. Less red ers who could pay more, corporations at a higher tape, fewer government but don’t because they rate than low- and mid- staff and fewer people don’t have to. Their staff dle-class workers, and falling between the businesses. cracks. go to the food bank small It’s not true that a while they go on expen- Progressive income tax— livable sive holidays. (Indirectly, and closing the tax loop- guaranteed the food bank is subsi- holes that allow rich peo- income is a disincentive dizing their holidays, ple and corporations to to work. First of all, the livable avoid paying their fair guaranteed right?) If we use a higher min- share—is more than income is not a lot of imum wage, greedy enough to pay for a guar- money. Second, most I was happy to see Town of Lamont businesses who sponsored trophies Coun. Steve Sharun and his wife for the event. It was great to see the Sheila at the Lamont Lakers vast majority of student athletes and Celebration of Athletics Thursday their family members share in the evening. It was also nice to meet one special celebration. Altogether, of their daughters, Christie, former Kokotailo and fellow coaches handed out a total of 57 awards throughout alumni. They were three of about 180 peo- the evening. The event was not only a celebraple who attended the inaugural event, and I was just starting to chit tion for the beginning of, but the chat when the five minute warning to rebirth of, an athletic program which the start of the program was has garnered attention from near and announced. Christie, a former athlete far during the 2016-’17 school year. and student from Lamont High According to Kokotailo, “An athletic School, (LHS) received several program that has before, has this awards and provincial banner in year, and will continue to grow and track and field before earning a track develop into a program that not only and field scholarship with us in this room, but in this school, this Cumberland College in Kentucky. community and our district can be She was named All American twice, proud of. Is proud of.” Kokotailo is the driving force and also played on the college’s volbehind all things athletic at LHS, and leyball team. We were just about to start talking because of his leadership, hard work, about her sister Laurel when LHS dedication, and passion, he is moldAthletics Director Cory Kokotailo ing future leaders for great success began to thank Miss Reynolds and both on and off the court. In the her food class who had been prepar- words of Mitch Albom, “True success ing all day for the banquet. It was is doing something that you really also great to see Principal Sharon love and being able to affect people McLean and several teachers helping positively as a result of that.” Bravo Koko, and all of the starters to refill beverage containers and bufand back up players in the LHS line fet items. The Sharun’s were among the up. extensive list of families and local Michelle Pinon
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people enjoy working. Folks on assistance report that they would like to work, at least part time, in order to afford a few extras, but cannot because then they’d lose all their benefits. With our current system, we’re robbing businesses—particularly rural agricultural and food processing businesses— of valuable workers, and folks of the dignity and hope even a part-time job can bring. Doing nothing is not an option: automation is going to destroy a third of all jobs over the next 10 years. We don’t have a policy framework that can handle the turmoil
that this will cause. We have to start talking about this, and experimenting with a variety of solutions. Meanwhile, in the legislature, before debate could even begin, Wildrose and Progressive Conservative MLAs voted against first reading of Bill 17. That proposed law is far from groundbreaking, and does nothing to prepare for the automation of our future. It simply ensures things like workplace leave for parents looking after kids with long-term illness, leave for women suffering from domestic violence, and ensures that people
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with disabilities are paid no less than minimum wage. Hardly earth shattering. So I don’t know how we are going to reconfigure our legislative framework to prepare for a very challenging future, including massive job losses due to automation, when our conservative MLAs won’t even discuss basic labour laws that are commonplace all over the civilized world. They should play politics during elections, not when there is work to be done. Nora Abercrombie Green Party of Canada for Battle RiverCrowfoot
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Andrew councillor resigns after deemed disqualified Michelle Pinon Editor
The Village of Andrew regular council meeting took an unexpected turn shortly after it began last Wednesday evening, when Coun. Eldon Feniak asked permission to add an item to the agenda. “Its vitally important I think,” stated Coun. Feniak. Council voted to accept the addition regarding Coun. Osama Hamed’s attendance, to the agenda. Coun. Feniak also requested his addition be recorded in the meeting minutes. He began by saying that Coun. Hamed had missed three regular meetings within an eight week period deeming him to be disqualified from council. Coun. Feniak then requested a recess in order for Chief Administrative Officer Pat Skoreyko to locate the related section of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and print it off for all members of council. The recess was granted at 7:34 p.m. The CAO was also asked to located the council meeting minutes from 2015 when Deputy Mayor Mona Mitchell-Frampton requested a medical leave of absence from council.
“I’d be at fault as well,” stated Coun. Brent Matiaszow. But Mayor Tait said he only missed two meetings during an eight week period. Mayor Tait wanted to know how MitchellFrampton’s request was handled. Back on June 24, 2015 a motion to grant her an extended leave of absence was defeated on the floor in a tie vote 2-2, noted Mayor Tait. Coun. Feniak then quoted Section 174 (d) of the MGA under Division 7 Disqualification of Councillors: “The councillor is absent from all regular council meetings held during any period of eight consecutive weeks, starting with the date that the first meeting is missed, unless subsection (2) applies.” Subsection 2 states: “A councillor is not disqualified by being absent from regular council meetings under subsection (1)(d) if the absence is authorized by a resolution of council passed (a) at any time before the end of the last regular meeting of the council in the 8-week period, or (b) if there is no other regular meeting of the council during the 8week period, at any time before the end of the next regular meeting of the council.” Coun. Feniak said,
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“He, (Coun. Hamed), missed 12 weeks; so he’s disqualified.” Mayor Tait pointed out, “Unless it is authorized by a resolution of council.” No resolution of council authorizing Coun. Hamed’s absence was ever made. Coun. Matiaszow said Mitchell-Frampton had missed eight weeks, to which Mayor Tait said she hadn’t because she attended the meeting after June 24 in order not to be disqualified from council. “She came against doctors orders,” said Tait, recalling that Mitchell-Frampton arrived in a wheelchair with her family. Mayor Tait called the disqualification “unfortunate,” but pointed out that each councillor took an oath of office and must be held to a higher standard of transparency, and that the onus is on each council member to do the right thing and hold themselves culpable. “Is there anything you want to add?” asked Mayor Tait of MitchellFrampton. “You recall this?” “Yes,” replied Mitchell-Frampton. “Do you want to say anything?” asked Mayor Tait of Mitchell-Frampton. She replied, “No.” Coup. Feniak reiterated the MGA regulation stating that a councillor has to attend a regular
council meeting within eight weeks. Coun. Hamed said, “This is something out of your hands,” referring to getting sick. But Mayor Tait told him that he is still responsible and culpable and must follow the rules of the land. “We can’t disqualify you; you have to disqualify yourself,” added Mayor Tait. Coun. Hamed asked the CAO if she had to inform or notify Municipal Affairs regarding his disqualification. “I always have to notify Municipal
Affairs,” responded CAO Skoreyko. With that, Coun. Hamed started writing out his letter of resignation. Before leaving council chambers Coun. Hamed handed over a business sized envelope. CAO Skoreyko said it was a cheque from 2015. Coun. Feniak said he thought Coun. Hamed would be eligible to get paid for two months. “He’s already been paid,” CAO Skoreyko stated. “Well, alright,” said Coun. Feniak. “I’m
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going to have to put this (resignation letter) to the CAO,” said Mayor Tait. CAO Skoreyko said it (resignation letter) had to be submitted to Municipal Affairs, and would do that in the tomorrow morning. Coun. Hamed vacated his seat at 7:53 p.m. Because there is less than six months until municipal elections in the province, no by-election will be called by the Village of Andrew.
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Deputy Reeve Warawa paves the way forward Michelle Pinon Editor
Lamont County Deputy Reeve Dan Warawa was recently presented the Builders of the Yellowhead Award by Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi. The presentation was made during the 71st annual general meeting of the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway, (TCYHA), in Sherwood Park. Warawa said he was surprised to receive the prestigious award, and said the organization is all about teamwork, and spans all the Prairie Provinces. Warawa, who has been a council representative for 14 years with the TCYHA, said the organization and its members were instrumental in twinning of the highway in several jurisdictions, and is looking forward to the time when an overpass will be construct-
ed across Highway 16 at the intersection of Secondary Highway 855. A recently completed project is the twinning of Highway 16 east of Saskatoon that is nearing completion. The Government of Alberta has also approved studies to look at construction of a passholder’s lane at the Jasper Gate as well as a functional planning study for twinning from Hinton to the Jasper National Park boundary. Warawa says the organization has been “pretty successful” over the years and is “proud of its accomplishments.” The County of Lamont was a participant in the Association since the early days of its inception. “Dan continues to be an integral part of the future direction of the Association,” stated incoming TCYHA President Sandy Salt. “The Association, which is a collective voice of over 100 municipalities across Western Canada, has been
able to work with the Federal and the four We s t e r n Provincial governments to see some needed highway infrastructure improvements,” said outgoing President J o h n Wojcicki.
Minister Sohi presents Dan Warawa with the Builders Award.
Modernizing workplace laws will protect Albertans By Jessica Littlewood Fort SaskatchewanVegreville MLA
Our constituency of Fort SaskatchewanVegreville is home to thousands of workers. Union and non-union, these workers are employed in the trades, hospitality, healthcare, education, retail and many more sectors. These workers should be entitled to the same protections under the law that are enjoyed throughout Canada, and that is why I am proud to be part of a government that is working hard to modernize Alberta’s
Jessica Littlewood Employment Standards Code and Labour Code. Alberta’s workplace has gone through incredible change, and its workplace laws have not kept pace with the rest of Canada, or even with the industrialized world,
that is why we reviewed laws that haven’t changed since 1988. Before you could be fired for staying home to take care of your sick child, you could be locked out of work indefinitely fighting for a fair wage, and it was still legal to pay a person with a disability less than minimum wage. These things had to change. There are solutions that have been implemented across Canada. Solutions like job protected leaves that, while unpaid, will ensure that a mother isn’t fired while her son receives cancer treatment. First Contract
Arbitration will ensure healthcare workers that serve our loved ones will be able to work out a collective agreement and continue at their job. Essential Services legislation will ensure that workers such as Correctional Pace Officers and Healthcare Aids still have the constitutional right to strike. Alberta has had some of the most regressive labour code legislation, resulting in the lowest unionization rate in Canada, a mere 20.3 per cent in 2014. We are moving forward to strike a balance that is fairer between workers and
employers. Automatic Certification, a first in Alberta, will require 65 per cent or more employees to sign a membership card, and a secret ballot process will still be required as before, where support is between 40-65 per cent. We will also implement a reverse onus clause for unfair labour practices to acknowledge that when an employer dismisses an employee, the employer in most cases has more information on why a dismissal has occurred. Employers and employees do their best to be good partners at
work, but it is up to our government to create modern, fair and balanced workplace laws that protect the rights of hardworking Albertans, support their families and help businesses stay competitive. There is still much work to be done, however these amendments will make life better for Alberta by supporting family-friendly workplaces and protecting vulnerable Albertans who rely on the basic protections and rights enshrined in our provincial laws.
AER launches International Centre of Regulatory Excellence On Tuesday, June 13, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) launched its International Centre of Regulatory Excellence (ICORE). “Canada is the sixth largest producer of oil in the world, with the third largest proven oil reserves of any country on earth, the vast majority in the oil sands. Unlike most major oil producers globally, Canada is a stable and free democracy with the most stringent environmental regulations and enforcement along with human rights, labour standards, and a fundamental philosophy that natural resources belong to citizens, so the wealth derived from energy development benefits the people broadly and in multiple ways,” said Shannon Stubbs, MP for Lakeland. “Despite these competitive and capacity
advantages, only 4% of the world’s daily oil production comes from Canada, which is forced to be a global oil price taker, not a price maker.” Lakeland MP Shannon Stubbs is the official opposition Deputy Critic of Natural Resources as well as a member of the Natural Resources Committee. On Friday June 9, she submitted a motion for the Committee to study the efficacy and rigour of Canadian oil and gas, and the consultation process on oil and gas development compared to other jurisdictions in the world. When the AER was reconfigured in 2013, one objective was to share its world class expertise, and the consultation process, with other jurisdictions involved in energy development. Alberta has long been known as a global leader
in regulatory excellence. More than 80 delegations from across the world have visited the AER since 2014. Two recent polls asked citizens from 32 different countries about preferred oil and gas suppliers. The results show Canada was the most preferred supplier of oil and natural gas. “Other countries recognize the expertise of the AER, and the world class work of Canadian energy workers and operators, but the Minister of Natural Resources would not directly answer my question about whether or not he believes Canadian oil and gas is the most environmentally and socially responsible oil and gas in the world, when I asked him at committee.” Members of the Committee heard testimony from many wit-
nesses about Canada’s world leading, environmentally responsible oil and gas regulatory system. One witnesses referred to a Wolsey Parson study, conducted in 2014 for Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers that compared the efficacy and outcomes of Canadian regulations on oil and gas to many other jurisdictions in the world. Canada
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Saints Peter and Paul Parish Annual Vidpust Mundare Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Basilian Fathers June 23 - Moleban in the Church at 7:00 p.m. June 24 Vespers in the Church followed by Monastery Blessing at 5:00 p.m. June 25 - Divine Liturgy in the Grotto at 10.00 a.m. Rainout contingency plan, in the Church. Please join us for Dinner after Divine Liturgy at the National Hall Or enjoy a family picnic at Ukraine Park.
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Rooted in faith: Basilian Order of St. Josaphat to celebrate its 400th anniversary in Mundare
This statue depicting three of the Basilian Pioneer Missionaries is located on the grounds of Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church located across from the monastery. Michelle Pinon Editor
John and Pat Mayko, along with fellow members of the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic parish council, have been planning the upcoming spiritual celebration for the past two years along with a core group of 25 volunteers. “Four hundred years is something to celebrate,” said Pat, who recently sat down with her husband for an interview with The Lamont Leader. Pat is the secretary of the parish council and John is the chair of the parish council, and they are looking forward to the historic event that will be held this weekend, June 23-25 in Mundare. They anticipate a greater number of priests to attend the event which kicks-off with Moleban (prayer service at the church Friday evening at 7 p.m.). They are excited that Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak, head of the Ukrainian Catholics in Canada, will be presiding over the services. Bishop Chomnycky of Stamford, Connecticut as well as Bishop David Motiuk are expected to attend as well as Father Gabriel Haber, Provincial Superior of the Basilian Fathers in Canada. There will be another prayer service Saturday at 5 p.m. at the church followed by the official blessing of the monastery and tours of the newly renovated facility. The Mayko’s expect the largest crowd to attend the annual Vidpust celebration Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Attendance will depend on the weather as the Sunday service is held outdoors, they add. If it is raining the celebration will be held in the church. Sunday’s celebration will move over to the Mundare National Hall for a luncheon, followed by a program. All are welcome to attend.
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John and Pat Mayko pose in front of the large scale cross atop the Sts. Peter and Paul Shrine in Mundare. The grotto will be the site of the Vidpust celebration which will be held there on Sunday, June 25 at 10 a.m.
The Basilian Fathers Monestary was built in 1923 under the guidance and leadership of Fr. Philip Ruh. The blessing ceremony for the newly renovated monestary will be held Saturday, June 24 following evening prayers at 5 p.m.
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Rain put a stop to the construction of an addition to the Chipman National Hall this past week. Village of Chipman Chief Administrative Officer Pat Tompkow said $125,000 has been set aside in the budget for the addition that will house wheelchair accessible bathrooms and a cloakroom. The work is being done by village public works staff as well as local contractor John Stribling.
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TOWN OF LAMONT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ADOPTION OF A NEW LAND USE BYLAW NO. 06/17 DATE: TIME: PLACE: PURPOSE:
July 11, 2017 6:30 p.m. Town of Lamont Council Chambers, 5307 - 50 Avenue, Lamont, Alberta The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider adopting Land Use Bylaw No. 06/17 for the Town of Lamont.
PRESENTATION: Persons wishing to submit letters or other communication concerning this matter in advance of the Public Hearing may do so provided they are legibly written. Submissions will be received up to 4:00 p.m. on July 5, 2017. Submissions should be addressed to: Town of Lamont, 5307 - 50 Avenue, Lamont, Alberta, T0B 2R0. Please be advised that the personal information in submissions made, is collected under the authority of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 33 (c) and subsequent versions of the Act. All submissions provided to the Council will be publicly available, in accordance with Section 40 (1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Oral presentation may be made at the Hearing by the persons above, whether or not they have made a written presentation. The time limit for oral presentations is subject to the direction of the Chairperson. DOCUMENTATION: Copies of proposed new Land Use Bylaw No. 06/17 are available for public inspection at the Town of Lamont, 5307 - 50 Avenue during regular office hours. This notice is given pursuant to Sections 605 and 892 of the Municipal Government Act.
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LAMONT COUNTY – ALBERTA’S INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND AREA STRUCTURE PLAN (ASP) UPDATE Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Lamont Meeting Room, Lamont Arena, 4844 - 48 Avenue, Lamont
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Thunder Dancers impress Lamont Elementary students LES Jr. News Team The Running Thunder Dancers gave a colorful and spectacular performance at Lamont Elementary School this past Monday to celebrate National Aboriginal Month. Students gathered in the morning, for a smudge ceremony led by Adrian LaChance, the founder of the music and dance troupe. The school presented an offering of tobacco to the group. The group then welcomed us to Treaty Six Territory. Mr. LaChance then burned sage and spoke about the significance of the smudge ceremony. He also explained to the students that the sound of the drum represents the “heartbeat of Mother Earth”. Following the ceremony, the grade 3 and 4 classes had an opportu-
nity to learn more about the regalia worn by the dancers and participate
in circle dances. In the afternoon the dancers, including jingle
dancers, a hoop dancer, and a chicken dancer, performed for the whole school. Grade 3 student, Jody Dyck, liked the hoop dancer the best. “It was cool how he used the hoops in his dance to
make a ball and then butterfly wings.” The teachers had a chance to participate in a large round dance at the end of the performance. The Running Thunder Dancers, noted LaChance, “is Alberta’s
leading First Nations dance group that helps to promote health and wellness through song and dance. To dance is to heal, to heal is to give, to give is to love, to love is to dance.”
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Lamont High School Celebration of Athletics right on point Michelle Pinon Editor
Around 180 gathered in the Lamont High School (LHS) gymnasium Thursday, June 15 to celebrate and recognize the achievements of student athletes in volleyball, basketball, badminton, curling, track and field, cross country running, and golf. The awards were for: The Most Valuable Player, The Lakers Award, The Coach’s Award, Top Academic Athlete, and Athlete of the Year. Before the hardware was handed out, Athletics Director Cory Kokotailo dedicated the celebration and rebirth of the program to LHS alumni. “There is something to be said for honouring those who have come before you and if you look around the gymnasium, the banners on the wall, on the roof, you can see that those who came before us definitely deserve to be honoured.” He gave a shout out to Christie Sharun, who was in attendance as well as a championship banner hanging on the wall. “Speaking with Christie earlier she said she remembers most being so proud to be a Laker because they had strong athletic programs and dedicated coaches. Along with the strong program and dedicated coaches, she spoke of having hard working and talented teammates who were all committed, not only to winning, but to having fun doing it! She also spoke of treasured memories of travelling to volleyball and basketball tournaments, and mostly her trips to track provincials in 1994 and 1995. There is a rich history of athletes that have walked through these hallways and played in this gymnasium. I feel that for us to know where we are going, we need to know where we have come from. To understand what it means to be a Laker, we need to understand what those before us thought it meant to be a Laker.
We are taught to respect our elders, listen to our parents, to learn from our teachers and coaches and to trust that their guidance and wisdom and their imparting those words onto us is the passing of knowledge that, someday, we will look back upon and realize it wasn’t just about sports.” Another alumni, Katie Fossum was honoured to be chosen as the featured guest speaker, and told the audience that her fondest memories happened in the LHS gymnasium. “There is something about this gym. Each time I walk into it I feel like I am home. Each time I walk through that door I am flooded with memories of a time when I was just like all of you current Lakers. I can’t even count how many hours I spent in here; practicing, sweating, laughing, crying celebrating; but most importantly, growing as a person.” For Fossum, donning the royal blue jersey gave her a sense of belonging and being a part of something bigger. “This sense of belonging made me want to be a better student, a better athlete, a better friend and a better person.” She went on to say, “Being a Laker taught me discipline, respect for teammates, coaches and
teachers. It taught me to take pride in my actions, in my school and in my community. This school and this community are a very important aspect of my time as a student, and now in my time as an adult, as a parent, as a community and as part of Lamont High School “It is that pride that I have for this school, this community and the Lakers Athletics Program that makes this night of celebrating student athletics something that is very near to my heart… The overwhelming support from my former teammates, Laker alumni and our community members is truly heartwarming to me and speaks volumes to the impact that Lakers athletics has on all of us lucky enough to have been a part of it.” The time of the night that Kokotailo said was nearest and dearest to him was the prestigous Athlete of the Year Awards that were handed out to the top junior high and senior high female and male athletes. “To win an MVP Award or Lakers Award or Coach’s Award is an accomplishment in itself. To be the top academic, congrats Nigel (Kroeker) and Kim (Warken), it is an honour in a field of over 100 students athletes. But to be recognized as the athlete of the
year, the top athlete representing Lamont-LakerPride in all of the high school or junior high, this award comes with a distinction all its own. An athlete of the year is synonymous with person of the year. To be a candidate for this award you must not only be one of the top athletes, you must also be the top students in the school. As an athlete of the year, you have proven yourself to be an ambassador of Lamont High. You not only represent yourself with class and dignity at all times, but you also represent the school, in a manner that is second to none. An athlete of the year is a role model. Not only to his or her team, but to his or her classmates and friends. To be around an AOY is to be around greatness. To be in awe of the person, not just the player, and how they carry themselves. To want to start right that moment to be more like that person, like that player. Kokotailo then presented the four Athlete of the Year Awards. On hand to receive those awards were Braydon Nimchuk, Abigail Foulds, and Ainsley Lopushinsky. The other AOY recipient, who was not in attendance, was Jacques Pinon.
Cross Country Jr High MVP
Sr High MVP
Volleyball Jr B Boys MVP
Jr B Boys Lakers Award
Jr B Boys Coach’s Award
Jr B Girls MVP
Jr B Girls Lakers Award
Jr B Girls Coach’s Award
Jr A Boys MVP
Jr A Boys Lakers Award
Jr A Boys Coach’s Award
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Jr A Girls Lakers Award
Jr A Girls Coach’s Award
Sr Boys MVP
Sr Boys Lakers Award
Sr Boys Coach’s Award
Sr Girls MVP
Sr Girls Lakers Award
Sr Girls Coach’s Award
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Jr B Girls Lakers Award
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Jr A Girls MVP
Jr A Girls Lakers Award
Jr A Girls Coach’s Award
Sr Boys MVP
Sr Boys Lakers Award
Sr Boys Coach’s Award
Sr Girls MVP
Sr Girls Lakers Award
Sr Girls Coach’s Award
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Ariana Shields / Jacques Pinon
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Carson Schickerowsky / Dylan Zacharko
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Junior High Female MVP
Senior High Male MVP
Senior High Female MVP
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Athlete of the Year Junior High Male
MICHELLE PINON PHOTOS
Coaches Ms. Howitt (middle) and Katie Fossum (right) present the Senior Girls Lakers Award to Allison Fitzgerald (left).
Junior High Female
Senior High Male
Senior High Female
Top Academic Athlete Junior High
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Town of Vegreville receives support SUBMITTED ARTICLE Elected municipal officials from across the country voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution requiring the federal government to present a clear business case and consult impacted communities before closing federal facilities. “Federal offices offer good stable jobs that strengthen the foundation of the communities that host them,” said Ray Orb, who chairs the Rural Forum of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). “With this motion, FCM members are supporting local governments’ need for transparency and predictability as they build their local economies and a better Canada.” The Town of Vegreville’s resolution was debated at FCM’s annual general meeting, which drew more than 2,000 municipal leaders to Ottawa earlier this month. The resolution came in response to the federal decision to close the Vegreville Case Processing Centre (CPC), the town’s largest employer, eliminating hundreds of local jobs, and moving up to 280 jobs to Edmonton. “The criteria provided to the town by the federal government for the closure would make it impossible for any community to host a federal facility,” said Vegreville Mayor Myron Hayduk. “The government made this decision without any public business case, no clear benefits, and no consultation. We want to make sure no other community has to endure this same painful process.” The Town of Vegreville will also be following up with the Prime Minister’s office on his recent comments that the federal government is working closely with the community. “If the federal government has a plan to address the impacts to our community, I look forward to hearing more from the Prime Minister,” added Mayor Hayduk. “But local needs also have to be considered before facilities are closed, and that is why our resolution at FCM was so important. Unless the government changes how it makes these decisions, what happened to Vegreville can happen in any community.”
Gabriel Greening was one of a handful of students who recently graduated from pre-school at Andrew School recently. Now, this youngster is prepared to tackle kindergarten in September.
Cenovus donates $5,000 to Metro Kalyn Library
Cenovus presented members of the Metro Kalyn Library in Bruderheim with a $5,000 cheque on Tuesday, May 30 in honour of Canadaʼs 150th birthday. The funds will go towards making the front entrance wheelchair accessible. Pictured from left to right are: library board chair Norma Sarrasin, Cenovus head office representative Andrea Wagner, libary board treasurer and town council representative Virginia Differenz, and Shelby Merchant from the Cenovus Bruderheim Energy Terminal.
Lamont County hosts third annual Open House in St. Michael
Elk Island National Park staffer Brennan Bunko offers up some information to a guest while this younster goes head to head with this stuffed animal bison.
Sharon Smith (above) was at the Open House where around 150 people came out to enjoy great hospitality and food during the annual Lamont County event in St. Michael on June 8. Guests also received information from representatives in all county departments, as well as the Classroom on Wheels Program which donated 50 books to the community. Also on hand were representatives from Prairie Central FASC network, Heartland PCN, Food Bank, Library Board, Bruderheim Seniors, RCMP, Elk Island National Park, Inspections Group and Accurate Assessment.
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HELP WANTED Town of Bruderheim Hall Custodian
Director, Public Works Town of Bruderheim
The Town Custodian will be responsible to complete the following duties:
The successful candidate in this position will have a critical role in providing leadership to a team of skilled professionals within the Public Works branch of Bruderheim. This position manages the delivery of transportation maintenance programs including summer and winter programs, the parks maintenance programs and facility maintenance. Using sound principles and strategic leadership, this position influences service delivery, program development, policy, bylaw, and direction. Associated responsibilities include: •Lead and manage the development and implementation of the transportation infrastructure maintenance programs including asphalt/cold mix/gravel roadways, trails, concrete and signs. Ensure appropriate resources to successfully deliver programs as well as the appropriate maintenance treatments are used to extend infrastructure life •Lead and develop a cohesive team that can deliver services effectively and efficiently in a dynamic environment •Define, promote and allocate resources for clear objectives for the branch, model and promote appropriate behaviours in the workplace to foster a culture of leadership, solutions-based collaboration, teamwork, respect and safety •Foster communication, continuous improvement, innovation, and learning •Lead branch business planning, ensuring alignment and team understanding, as well as cross-branch communication and organization of services •Develop a cohesive team environment where team members feel supported to discuss complex, difficult, multi-issue situations •Develop the branch budget, monitor, manage and forecast financial resources •Develop, implement and communicate the winter maintenance program, ensuring appropriate resources are in place to meet service levels. •Manage surface water management including drainage concerns •Promote a safe working environment to ensure that all staff are performing their tasks safely by monitoring that safe work practices and procedures and hazard identifications are being followed •Manage and participate in the on-call rotation as admin backup. The ideal candidate will have: •Minimum of a post-secondary diploma with five years of field experience in public works. •Able to provide strong leadership and supervision in a fast-paced and dynamic environment by prioritizing, scheduling and budgeting based upon corporate goals and strategies •Able to strategically coordinate, motivate and evaluate staff •Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate technical concepts to broad audiences •Extensive experience in on-site problem solving and solution creation in the field of transportation maintenance and surface drainage •A high level of political acumen and confidence •Demonstrated ability to develop collaboration, seek integrative solutions and establish communication processes •Effective listening, diplomacy and dispute resolution skills to ensure successful outcomes in challenging situations Submit applications to Director of Finance, Sharron Sinclair email@example.com
•Set up and take down of hall as required for rentals •Clean hall after each rental and report any deficiencies or damage to Administration •Clean an store tables & chairs •Clean, dust and wipe furniture and appliances, sweep mop or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers, replace light bulbs, refill restroom dispensers •Clean and sanitize bathrooms and clean and sanitize kitchen counters, ensuring that all items are stored correctly •Wash walls, lights, equipment and general deep clean on a semi-annual basis (including strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors) •Vacuum and shampoo carpets. •Understand use of chemicals with WHMIS and MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) •Have essential physical capability to move heavy equipmen •All other duties as required to maintain the facility. The successful candidate will meet requirements listed above and/or be willing to do some training to achieve the requirements: Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Send Resumes to Attention: Sharron Sinclair- Director of Finance Please state competition number (Hall01) Sharron.firstname.lastname@example.org Town of Bruderheim Box 280 Bruderheim, AB T0B 0S0
Casual Administrative Assistant We are seeking a casual administrative assistant to support in meeting the need for urgent and temporary administrative support assistance. Temporary opportunities are normally short in duration and require the flexibility to start work on short notice.
Responsibilities may include: •Assist in the preparation of correspondence, documents, presentations and reports •Draft agendas, record and distribute meeting notes, and track action items •Schedule appointments, organize and attend meetings, make training and travel arrangements •Receive and track inquiries, and coordinate responses •Maintain file systems and reference material, and perform data entry •Receive and process payments manually and electronically, Qualifications: •High School diploma and a minimum of one year of related work experience (consideration may be given to candidates with more extensive experience) •Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Electronic Document Management systems •Experience in office administrative procedures, including knowledge of municipal government procedures and practices •Excellent organizational and time management skills, including attention to detail •Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills •The ability to work independently, maintain discretion and respect confidentiality This competition remains open until a suitable candidate is found. Send resume stating completion number Adm01 Town of Bruderheim Box 280 Bruderheim, AB T0B 0S0 Fax to 780-796-3037 Email to Sharron.email@example.com Thank you for your interest in the Town of Bruderheim. We contact only candidates selected for interviews.
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Chipman Historical Foundation launches fundraising campaign for restoration of World WII Veterans mural Michelle Pinon Editor
Sponsors of the original Veterans Mural project included the Village of Chipman, Chipman Golden Seniors, Chipman Agricultural Society and the Chipman Lions Club. Front row from left to right: Anne Eleniak, George Olson, Walter Melnyk, Stan Warshowski, Anna Pewarchuk, and Harry Holowaychuk. Second row from left to right: Louis Holowaychuk, Mac Haines, John Motyka, Peter Pylypow, Frank Paege, Walter Melynk, Loris Koch. Third row from left to right: Glen Paege, Nick Sheptycki, Joseph Letawsky, Jack Beamer, Howard Calvert, Roy Sheptycki and John Culley. Top row left to right: Wm. M. Sharun and Neil Deck.
Members of the Chipman Historical Foundation need your help. They are looking for donations in order to restore the Memorial Mural before it fades away permanently. The mural, located on the south wall of the Chipman Golden Seniors Centre, is in need of some tender loving care and refurbishment. The mural, painted in 1999 by BI Y Cheng, depicts scenes from WWI, WWII, Korea, Gulf War and other conflicts along with the faces of local soldiers who were part of thse events but are now fading, cracking and peeling, and have deteriorated to the point that the mural must be totally repainted. John Stribling, President of the Chipman Historical Foundation, estimates the cost to repaint the mural, will be between $20,000 and $25,000. “Regrettably, we cannot carry the cost of the restoration on our own and would appreciate any assistance from local organizations, businesses, individuals or families who wish to contribute to this unique memorial wall project. In recognition of all those who served bravely and with honour in our armed forces throughout history and continue to serve today and tomorrow. We will respectfully and gratefully accept any donation large or small.” To make a donation, contact Stribling directly or send a donation to the Chipman Historical Foundation, c/o Box 214 Chipman, AB. T0B 0W0.
Local tractor pull competitor ready to roar Michelle Pinon Editor Star native Josh Melnyk will be behind the wheel of his street modified Dodge 2500 diesel truck during the exciting tractor pull event at the Lamont Community Fair and Perogy Festival on June 23 and 24. “I expect approximately 35 competitors and maybe as many as 45, as this is the first pull of our season,” said Erwin Thompson, spokesman with the Alberta Tractor Pulling Association. “We have 10 categories; A & B & Super Mini Modified tractors, 2WD & 4x4 Modified Trucks, Smoker tractors, Modified Tractors, Street work, modified and unlimited Diesel trucks,” pointed out Thompson. “The difference between Friday and Saturday is that some we have fire coming from the exhaust and some have custom lights so this looks better when the sun is low and a little
darker. Also there may be some late comers that won’t make Friday night but will be there for Sat. afternoon, “so you may see some different competitors on Saturday afternoon,” he added. At least Melnyk won’t have far to travel to the Lamont Recreation Grounds as he currently resides in Fort Saskatchewan. Melnyk said he still has the factory engine in his modified truck that is currently sporting 235,000 km. Melnyk first began racing in the summer of 2009 after watching many UTube videos. He says racing is a lot of fun, and he just loves the “rush of horsepower” and competing in the circuit. He encourages everyone to give it a try, and to not be afraid of “breaking stuff” as parts can always be replaced. Melnyk loves the thrill of sport. According to Thompson, “This is the 36th year that the Alberta
Tractor Pulling Association (ATPA) has been doing truck and tractor pulls in Alberta and the sport has really seen major growth in the last few years. “The sounds of 1500 to
2000 horsepower engines turning at high rpm’s, tires spinning, dirt flying, front wheels in the air always brings the excitement out in the spectators. We will have many custom pulling
units and new this year is the Prairie Outlaw an unlimited tractor with 4 Blown Rodac Engines putting out 6000 plus horsepower. Seeing this tractor perform will be worth the price of admis-
Josh Melnykʼs Dodge 2500 diesel truck at a tractor pull.
sion alone.” The ATPA’s charity is the Make A Wish Foundation, and donation envelopes will be at the announcers booth if spectators wish to make a donation.
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