Page 1

Your news this week: Speaking contest winner - Page 3 Fur and Feathers - Page 8 New Principal in Andrew - Page 14 OPINION: 1 year left of NDP - Page 4


Vol. 13, No. 29, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wildfires north of Bruderheim force families to evacuate - others put on standby MAUREEN SULLIVAN Bruderheim, Lamont, Chipman, Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona Fire Department members were on scene fighting multiple large grass fires 5 km NE of Bruderheim on Saturday and all day on Sunday. One of the major fires was in Strathcona County while the other fell within the boundaries of Lamont County. The fire was located in the wild land area south of TWP 564A between RR 212 and secondary HWY 830. The fire started to spread toward a farmhouse and buildings in the area before crews were able to contain the blaze. Only a shed was lost to fire. Strathcona County Deputy Fire Chief Bob Scott said it was a wild land fire that spread into a trees and was burning spruce and pine trees. Two families near the area chose to evacuate Saturday as a precaution. Residents in the immediate area of the Lamont County fire on RR 204 between TWP 562 and 564 were forced to leave and 18 properties were put on standby notice for their safety. The winds blowing from the NE kept the fire jumping and at one time there were multiple hot spots burning. Robyn Singleton, County Manager for Lamont, stated, "We started dispatching crews and then more and more crews to the point where we had four of our district fire departments out and the City of Fort Saskatchewan sent us a fast attack unit as well." On Saturday night the Fire Department from Andrew was out patrolling the area and keeping an eye on the hotspots. The Mundare Fire Department was called out for a fire in their area the following day.

An update from the Bruderheim Fire Department late Saturday stated that spot fires are spreading and the fire was still not contained due to the weather conditions. By 10 pm that night an update stated that fire crews remained on the scene. Cooler evening temperatures allowed the crews to get an upper hand in many areas. The fire department continued to fight the fire Sunday. The fires were changing with the wind making them harder to fight and posing a greater risk to emergency personnel, The Bruderheim Fire Department opened its doors to the evacuees providing food and water and a place to stay. Three people registered as evacuees and by Monday and noon all had returned home. By 9 am Monday morning the fire in Lamont County was deemed as contained. A call came in Monday afternoon, at approximately 2:30 pm about a flare up on RR 203 just north of TWP 562. On May 15, Lamont County Regional Fire Chief David Zayonce prorated a helicopter had been brought in to drop water on the fire in the area of Range Roads 203, 204 and 205. This, he said, would help reduce the risk of the flare ups which had occurred a day earlier. No homes have yet been lost to the fires. Meanwhile in Strathcona County there were 15 firefighters, 2 command staff, 4 brush trucks, 3 dozers and 15 water tenders out at the fire site. Meanwhile fires were also reported in the counties of Westlock, Thorhild and Sturgeon as well as Strathcona. A fire ban was put in place on May 3 by Lamont County. Please be aware of anything that can cause a fire and stay safe.

Emergency crews were on hand to fight the wild fire this weekend on HWY 830 as well as a helicopter doing water bucket drops

2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lamont County seeks more information to combat rural crime

JOHN MATHER A Lamont County councilor wants the County to investigate the possibility of hiring an extra RCMP officer to help combat rural crime in the area. Councillor Dave Diduck made the pitch to council after attending a Rural Crime Watch open house in St. Michael recently. “They had a pretty good discussion there,” he reported. “After the meeting I met with Patricia Harrish of the solicitor general’s office.” She said the municipality could hire an RCMP officer at an overtime rate of about $158,000 per year. Diduck added, he was told everything else including a vehicle and maintenance is paid for as part of this program. “Now you don’t have to hire the person for full time, and as a municipality you control where

that person patrols,” said Diduck. Other communities could participate He added when council had met with the town of Lamont recently, they had indicated they might be willing to share the costs of a peace officer. “This may be an ideal way for them to participate,” explained Diduck. “If the officer issued tickets the money comes back to the County.” He pointed out this would help reduce the costs of the officer. He said a lack of police presence in the rural communities was brought up at the rural crime meeting. “I think if council is prepared to entertain this matter further then we can approach other rural municipalities to see if they’d like to get involved. He said Patricia Harrish would come to a

2 Whitetail Green, Mundare 2000 sq ft bungalow full furnished 6 bdr fully landscaped and fenced


council meeting as a delegation along with Two Hill RCMP Detachment staff sergeant Mike Magee. They could explain the program in much greater detail. “From what I understand the only cost to us would be the salary,” stated Diduck. “It’s an intriguing possibility,” said Chief Administrative officer Robyn Singleton. “You don’t hire someone like that to do weight measurements. If he was based in Two Hills and worked in Lamont County yet the majority of court time is in Fort Saskatchewan then the more successful they are in ticketing the less time they are on the road. “It’s well worth considering,” he added. “If we can base him here rather than Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville or Two Hills that would be great.” Will take time

13 Whitetail Pt, Mundare

1685 sq ft walkout bungalow, 4 bdrms plus den, fully finished, heated triple garage.


4907 51 Ave, Mundare 951 sq.ft. 1 and Half Storey 2 bedroom, large lot

33 Whitetail Road, Mundare Brand new, 2189 sq. ft ,2 Storey



to implement Diduck said he didn’t see this program replacing the current peace officer the County has, but as an addition to help curb rural crime. Singleton said even if the County was to proceed with this type of program it wouldn’t be before the 2019 budget year. “There’s lots of questions that still need to be asked,” said Reeve Wayne Woldanski. He pointed out that at the rural crime meeting seeing a police presence was a major issue. “We know it’s a huge area for the Two Hills Detachment to cover and there were concerns about response times.” Diduck moved a motion to ask for a delegation to further provide information and invite the urban county communities so they could hear and then decided if they would participate.

BISON TRAFFIC JAM Anyone driving through Elk Island National Park knows they have to take their time due to wildlife, but they also know that unforseen circumstances like bison gridlock can also change your day’s plans.

The Good News Is It’s... MARCH


11213 88 Ave. Fort Saskatchewan


The News Is... for an OIL CHANGE IntoBad Minute Muffler SPRING POTHOLES WREAK HAVOC and a full visual inspection!


4-WHEEL ALIGNMENT (most vehicles)(syn oil)


to ensure smooth and straight steering 4 WHEELS ALIGNED in the same andHave reduceALL tire wear visit for only $99 +gst SAVE $30!! reg $129.95 in APRIL ONLY...................... (Extra charges may apply for special vehicles) (additional parts and labour extra)



in (orofask for) your Loyalty Card withBring the purchase a SPRING 70 POINT INSPECTIONfor reg additional $79.99 in APRIL ONLY......... savings!! (+tax and enviro fees)

Most Vehicles

CALL TODAY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT!! Follow us on Facebook! Open Saturdays For Your Convenience

Locally Owned Community Minded Family Run

21 Whitetail Road, Mundare

5127 52 Ave, Mundare 50 x 125 sq.ft. vacant unserviced lot

26 Whitetail CR, Mundare 2387 sq.ft, 2 story, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom




1711 sq.ft. bi level, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with double garage

5028 51 Ave, Mundare

#8 Whitetail Green Mundare

Fully renovated, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, single detached garage

1823 sq ft fully finished bilevel 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with triple garage

5231 50th Street, Mundare 3300 sq ft. commercial building, main street





For all your real estate needs


780-764-4007 Shannon Kowal 780920-3076 5004 50 St, Mundare AB

5332 54 Ave, Mundare

5208 51 Ave, Mundare

1 bed, 1 full and 1 half bath, single detached garage. 596 sq.ft

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom fully finished 1162 sq.ft. bungalow

1568 sq.ft 2 storey home on double corner lot





5224 50 St. Lamont

534011 Hwy 855, Lamont County

5217 51 St, Andrew

5112 50th Street, Mundare Commercial/Residential, 1559 sq ft


1056 Main St., Hilliard 2 Bedroom, 945 sq.ft, double lot,


 city water  architecturally controlled  steps from a championship golf course  located in Mundare

1236 sq. ft. bungalow, 4 bdrm with double detached garage.


25 treed acres, steps from Town of Mundare, 1495 sq ft bung. w/ shop


The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16 2018 - 3

Ivy Akitt from Lamont Elementary wins the Elk Island Public School Young Speakers Invitational MAUREEN SULLIVAN Local schools competed at the 6th Annual EIPS Young Speakers Invitational on April 26. Students from grade four through six spent February and March giving speeches at the local school and three finalists from each school went on to the Invitational. Lamont Elementary grade four student Ivy Akitt came first in the competition for her grade. Ivy, who wants to be a rugby player, did her speech on "Why Lamont needs a rugby team." She has already petitioned Mr. Kokotailo at the high school to start a rugby team. When asked why she wants to play rugby, Ivy said she wants to be like her cousin Karah, who won provincials in the

sport. Ivy also does musical theatre at the Expressions Dance Studio in Bruderheim, and gives talks at her church, so she is not afraid of speaking. Her older sister Olivia also did the speeches two years in a row and that inspired Ivy to give it a try. With her brothers Zac and Lloyd and her sisters Olivia and Ali, Ivy is a typical nice, polite kid who likes to be active. Her mother Julie says she has won a number of dance and speech competitions over the years. When asked how she thought she did at the competition before she knew she won Ivy said, "I'm not sure." Her mother said Ivy was pretty nervous when three names were called before

Large Selection TV’s Furniture Forestburg We deliver Appliances

582-3560 Toll-free

Owners Bob & Geri Clark


Big City Savings, Small Town Service 385-3550

May 16th June 30th , 2018

Grand !! pening


Lamont County Pharmacy Thank you for your Patronage !! We are completing one year in June 2018!! Celebrate with us on Grand Re-opening!! Re-opening 10% off till June 30 2018 on all store items!!!*

Ivy Akitt she was called as the winner. As for Ivy, she is just looking forward to spending the summer at

her grandparents and hoping to get a rugby team going for when she gets to high school.

Large selection of Stationary, Greeting Card,Gift bag and Stickers, Kitchen Items, Crafts, Toys, Beauty, Hair accessories, Baby Products, Candles, Seasonal, Pet Accessories and Pet Toys, Spring and Summer items, Mobile Accessories and Batteries, Reading Glasses and Sun glasses with accessories and Many More....

Get Unparalleled Loyalty Points with our loyalty program.

Ask us how to register!!

$27,890 grant for Bruderheim MAUREEN SULLIVAN The Bruderheim Minor Sports Assoc. received a grant from the provincial government of $27,890 with the funding going to the refurbishment of an upstairs teen activity room in the Karol Maschmeyer Arena. Sarah Smith says that the BMSA is excited to receive this grant as it will allow for a more

user-friendly space for all ages to enjoy during the summer months as well as during hockey season. Currently the space needs an upgrade to the kitchen as well to make it more youth orientated for all ages and groups that use the space. Several upgrades to the arena in recent years have been made possible

by a combination of grants and donations such as the new ice plant and roof. MLA Jessica Littlewood was on hand to present the cheque to members of the BMSA. "I know how important it is to have a place where the youth can come to in the community," stated Littlewood. She also praised the

Back left to right: Deputy Mayor Pat Lee, Councillor Patrick Crawford, Councillor George Campbell, Mayor Karl Hauch. Front, left to right: MLA Jessica Littlewood, Bruderheim Minor Sports representatives Sarah Smith, Janelle Dziekciarz, Gaylene Danilkewich and Iceis Dach (little girl).

handwork of the BMSA in making this possible. Also upstairs is the Karol Maschmeyer room that contains hockey memorabilia.

5122B 50th Ave NE, Lamont, AB T0B 2R0 Phone: 780-579-0017 Fax:780-579-6202 Email:

STORE HOURS Mon - Fri 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM * Prescription Products and Pharmacy Services are excluded from the Promotion as per Regulation

ANTONIUK REAL ESTATE 870 sq.ft house on 5.08 acres by Andrew, with 2 garages, 20ʼ x 60ʼ pole shed, nicely treed ONLY $102,000

~ Hilliard 4 acres, tall trees $39,000 ~ Andrew foreclosure, 2 bedroom bungalow, double car garage $90,000 ~ Andrew estate sale, 3166 sq.ft., commercial building, 4 bedrooms upstairs, some restaurant equipment $89,000 ~ HIlliard 6.9 acres, unbelievable 1566 sq ft house, dble garage, large metal clad out bldg, barn, nicely treed $549,000 ~ Hwy 16 72.56 acres, 1330 sq ft bungalow $349,000 ~ Tofield 80 acres, 1/2 cult, #2 soil $249,000 ~ Andrew 5.08 acres, 2 bdrm bung., 2 garages, 20ʼ x 50ʼ quonset nicely treed $114,900 ~ Chipman South 10.7 acres, all services $119,000 ~ Andrew 4 acres, 30ʼ x 50ʼ heated shop, 40ʼ x 60ʼ heated quonset $200,000 ~ Willingdon 10.66 acres, all bush $42,000 ~ Smoky Lake 84.8 acres, sloping ot North Sask River $300,000 ~ St. Michael 4.9 acres, 1571 sq. ft. bung (extensive renovations) 24ʼx24ʼ shop, 30ʼx60ʼ plastic quonset, 30ʼx40ʼ heated shop w 16ʼ walls, nicely treed property $379,900 ~ Andrew 160 acres fenced bush/pasture $230,000 ~ Mundare 2 brdm renovated home, newer double garage $88,000 ~ Andrew 3 buildings, inlcudes the lots Rent To Own ~ Waskatenau very nice 2 bdrm bunglaow $49,000 ~ Andrew 3 bdrm bunglaow, garage $179,000 ~ Andrew 2 acres storage yard on 855 $50,000 ~ Hilliard 80 acres, #2 soil, 60 cult $259,000 ~ Mundare 80 acres, #2 soil, 11 yr old 2256 sq.ft, bungalow, triple care garage, fenced/cross nice barn $649,000 ~ Mundare 80 acres, #2 soil, 60 acres in hay, balance large trees $259,000

ANTONIUK REAL ESTATE LTD. Ray Cossey 780-916-9025 Allen Antoniuk 780-363-2147

5% & 3% Commissions

4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Opinion Prediction: Alberta has one year left of NDP rule Some events are so shocking and unbelievable, that only time allows your mind to come to terms with them. One of those events happened in Alberta in 2015. On May 5, 2015 Rachel Notley’s NDPs went from four seats in the legislature to a majority 54 of 87 seats in Alberta, the first time the New Democrats had ever been elected in the history of the province. I remember watching in jaw-dropping disbelief, something this life-long Albertan thought he would never see happen. The Progressive Conservative Party, which had ruled Alberta since 1971 dropped from 70 seats in 2015 to nine after the May 5 election. It was a devastating blow for the provincial PCs and one from which they never really recovered. I could picture Premiers Ralph Klein and Peter Lougheed rolling over in their graves, so to speak. But looking back now, it is easy to pin the blame of the loss on smugness, complacency and arrogance. Then Premier, the late Jim Prentice was fresh off telling Albertans only a couple months prior “to look in the mirror” if they wanted to find out who was responsible for the province’s financial woes. That remark was fresh, considering the extravagance of the PCs in Alberta since at least the previous election. As well, Premier Prentice didn’t have to call an election until 2016 but wanted a new mandate to pass a budget and so miscalculated the discontent of Albertans with great prejudice. Alberta is historically a right wing province. Not radically right as people like to toss around these days, sensible right. Even after Notley’s landslide, statistics say 54.3 percent of the province still voted right of centre; PCs (27.8%) Wildrose (24.2%), or Alberta Party (2.3%). That is why the merging of the Wildrose and PCs into the United Conservative Party makes so much sense going into the 2019 election in roughly one year. Although the premier has bent her NDP beliefs to accommodate Alberta’s pro-business and pro-oil industry mind-set as best she can, she can’t conceal the socialist undertones that rub most of Alberta the wrong way. Three years down, people. Only one left to go, to reverse the shock and awe of 2015. I look forward to change once again, but in a completely different direction this time. Kerry Anderson

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Unconditional basic income a bad idea Almost 50 years ago, a Canadian Senate report declared that a basic income “is an idea whose time has come.” Ever since, the idea resurfaces every so often with support that spans the political spectrum. Most recently, a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) report reinvigorated the debate by estimating the cost of a particular version of a basic income program. Proponents, including columnist Andrew Coyne, go so far as to claim a basic income will end poverty. In our view, however, an

unconditional basic income is a bad idea whose time should never come. In theory, a basic income would replace the existing web of income-support programs (welfare, the GST tax credit, Old Age Security, employment insurance, etc.) with a single simple program that provides a cash transfer to Canadians. The PBO’s version is based on a pilot program in Ontario and would provide a maximum unconditional cash transfer of $16,989 for single Canadians (couples would receive $24,027). There are several reasons

5038 - 50 Avenue Box 1079, Lamont, AB T0B 2R0 Phone: 780-895-2780 Fax: 780-895-2705 Email: Published every Wednesday at Lamont, AB

Kerry Andersron

Moush John

Maureen Sullivan

John Mather


Managing Editor



Serving the Communities of Andrew, Bruderheim, Chipman, Hilliard, Lamont, Mundare, RR 4 Tofield, Star and St. Michael

why this is a bad idea. A basic income would weaken the incentives to work for lower-income Canadians and people not strongly tied to the labour force (i.e. youth, secondary earning spouses) in two important ways. First, the transfer doesn’t have a work requirement – even for able-bodied recipients – which raises serious concerns about the potential to encourage dependency on government and discourage people from improving their situation through gainful employment. Continued on Page 7

Available online at Available online at Circulation Crystal Inverarity Advertising Graphic Design

Aileen Bilodeau

Subscription Rates: Local: $35.18 per year USA: $96.81 Overseas: $187.25 Call to find out about our ONLINE SUBSCRIPTIONS

*Advertisements designed, set and produced by The Lamont Leader, as well as pictures, news, editorial content and other printed material are protected by copyright and may not be used without the permission of The Lamont Leader

and Facebook

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018- 5

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

Daysland Golf Club 780-374-3633 Men’s Mondays, Seniors Wednesday Mornings, Ladies Wed. Nights Bob Hanrahan Classic - June 2 Ladies Open - June 16 Junior Open - June 28

Hardisty's Lakeview Golf Course Lunch specials in the licenced club house. *Men's night Wednesdays! *Ladies nights Thursdays!

Forestburg Golf Club & RV Park We are a beautiful 9 hole golf course with driving range and full campground.

• Men’s Night Tuesdays • Ladies Night Wednesdays • Seniors’ Thursday Morning • Mixed Fun Scramble Fridays

June 7 - Junior Open June 9 - Men’s 2 Man Scramble Fully Licensed Clubhouse w/ Great Food!

Call 780-582-3693 to book

SEDGEWICK GOLF CLUB Mature trees line our well-manicured fairways at the Sedgewick Golf Course.

* Men's night Tuesdays! * Ladies night Wednesdays! * Seniors Thursday mornings!

• May 26: Mr. & Mrs. Tournament • June 16: Men’s 2 Man Bonspiel Call the clubhouse to book your round!


Viking Golf Club › Men’s Night Tuesdays › Ladies Night Wednesdays › Seniors Wednesday Mornings ›››› RYDER

CUP: MAY 26!

invites you to golf our immaculate fairways and lush greens at a great rate.

Book a round now that the sun is out!

We also boast a full-service RV Park. *Discount Tuesdays 9 a.m. -3 p.m. $15 * Green Fees $20

Enjoy our fully licenced clubhouse & THE BEST Chinese Food!

Full Menu Kitchen is Open!

at 780-888-2288


Call 780-856-2066 to book a Tee Time!


Irma Golf Course

Friday Fun Night - June 1st Firemen’s Nine Holes - June 24th Call our friendly clubhouse staff for information or to book your Tee Time

Golf Course & Driving Range Ladies Night Tuesdays @ 6pm Mens Night Wednesdays @6pm 55+ Wednesdays at 10am Bring this ad and receive a free round of golf during our Mens, Ladies or 55+ group BOOK YOUR TEE TIME ONLINE: WWW.GOLFTOFIELD.CA


Irma boasts a beautiful 9 hole course with grass greens and several RV sites. You will be impressed! p • Men’s Nights Thursdays • Monday Morning Golf Games for high/low 9:30 am. (registration) Open to All! Stay for lunch! handicaps. Steak Supper • Ladies Nights Tuesdays • Mid-Week Special: Tee Off 4-7 pm Tues., Wed., Thurs. • June: Junior Golf on 9 am - 4 pm, 2 golf for Mondays 3:30-5 pm. $5 the price of 1!

Ladies Open - June 10 Juniors Tournament - June 16 Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, or online


CoalCreek Golf Resort Public Golf Facility

May 26th Spring Ironman Team Event • 18 holes • Lunch & Supper • Prizes $120 per player • 12 pm Shotgun

Call to book your 2 man team 780-663-2473 or

Phone: 780.764.3999 Toll Free: 1.866.764.3999 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

Located at 50 Whitetail Drive Mundare, AB All you can golf Monday (restrictions apply)

Yearly memberships available. R.V. camping available!

Phone 780-662-2499

15 minute drive from Tofield - see website for directions

• All Day Tuesday 2 can golf for $79 cart included! • All day Thursday carts are free!

Check out our website @

Is your Golf Course missing? Call Ally 780-385-6693 or Lisa 780-662-4046.

6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bruderheim hosts Emergency Preparedness, crime prevention presentation MAUREEN SULLIVAN Constable Derrick Koller and Bruderheim Fire Chief Dave Calder were at the Emergency Preparedness Week Presentation in Bruderheim on Thursday, May 10 at the Bruderheim Fire Hall. Constable Koller presented on Crime Prevention by Environmental Design CPTED (pronounced sep-ted) and spoke about the ways to prevent criminals from picking your place to target. Simple and easy ways to keep crime away from your home are to light up your home, make sure that your front door is celebrated, well lit, open to the street and is clearly visible. Criminals do not want to be seen.

Have signs in your yard, let people know your house has an alarm system or to beware of dogs. A security system or trail cameras have come down in price, so if you invest in them make sure that you place them high enough up that a thief can't easily reach it. Make sure that any outside lights are not easily reached by a criminal. When securing your house make sure you put in locks and hinges with three to five inch screws. A hockey stick in the bottom of the sliding door frame will keep the door secure and make sure that air conditioners in windows are securely attached and not an easy access to your home if removed. Make your house look

lived in, don't share your vacation plan on line and remember that it is just as important to secure your back door as it is to secure and lock your front door. Constable Koller wants people to inform the police about all incidents that happen because an analysis is done and the results impact where and how often the police patrol an area. Fire Chief Dave Calder then talked about how to shelter in place for 72 hours in case of an emergency. You might think about floods and fires and tornadoes when you think of an emergency but Chief Calder reminded everyone that we have a lot of chemicals travelling past on Hwy

45 to the north and Hwy 15 to the south as well as on the railroad tracks. In the case of a shelter in place order have a plan. Close and lock windows and Bruderheim Fire Chief Dave Calder, Constable Derrick Koller, doors and pull Councillor Judy Schueler and Mayor Karl Hauch. the curtains. Make the you have water, food, and sheltering in place. house as airtight as posMake a plan to shelter medication for yourself, sible and stay on the in place not only at home every one in your family main floor not down in but also at your work and your pets for three the basement. Know place. If you have visi- days. Also make sure how to shut down the tors or customers make you have a radio so you HVAC and close the firesure that they stay and know what is going on. place. Have 3 to 6 ml Both the Alberta govshelter in place with you. plastic and duct tape so Often cell phones are ernment website and the you can seal the dooroverwhelmed in an Canadian government ways and windows if emergency so if you can website have informayou have to. A garbage shelter in place where tion on how to make a bag will do in a pinch. there is a landline, that is plan and how to build an Contact your family and the best. Make sure that emergency kit. tell them you are fine

Be emergency ready MAUREEN SULLIVAN The theme of this year's nationwide event is Be Emergency Ready. There will be events going on all across Alberta to mark the week and help Albertans learn more about emergency preparedness. Know the risks Know the risks in your community. Contact your municipality to learn about its emergency plan and for advice on identifying risks in your area. Lamont County has emergency preparedness information on their website. Make a plan Make a plan for what your family will do, who they will contact and where they will go during an emergency. If you have a pet, make sure you have a plan for them as well. During an emergency like the recent flooding and fires you may be cut off for up to 72 hours, or like the Fort McMurray wildfire you may have to immediately evacuate. Make a plan for both scenarios. If you have to shelter in place, do you have enough fresh water, food, medication, pet food to last 72 hours? If forced to evacuate, do you have copies of your important documents, insurance, a list of your medications, glasses and hearing aids? Consider that your family may not be together when an emergency happens. Discuss what you would do in this situation. Consider making a contact card for each member in the family

with each person’s work and cellphone number as well as emergency numbers. Consider putting a card in each child's backpack and include an emergency contact of someone not in the area like a grandparent. Plan specific information and tools using the Alberta Emergency Management Agency website for information like the Emergency Preparedness Guide, Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities or Special Needs, Emergency Preparedness for Children and Pet Preparedness. Build a kit Albertan families should be prepared to take care of themselves for a minimum of 72 hours during a disaster or an emergency. Assemble a 72 hour kit with non-perishable food, water, medication, warm clothing and comfort items. This should be prepared in case you need to evacuate quickly. Every vehicle should also be equipped with a an emergency kit. Starting this year, a national alerting system will send messages directly to cellphones about life threatening emergencies such as tornadoes, wildfires, floods of amber alerts. All Albertans are encouraged to download the Alberta Emergency Alert app to their smart phones to receive critical information about an immediate disaster, where it is occurring and what actions you need to take to stay safe. Continued on Page 15



SPRING cвято весни

Welcome the start of our 2018 summer season with the thrilling spectacle of Ukrainian dance.


MAY 21

10 A M – 5 PM G AT E S O P E N AT 9 A M

9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.


Pancake Breakfast Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Russo-Greek Orthodox Church Peter Shostak: Painting to Remember Exhibit Opening Ukrainian dance concert featuring Vohon Ukrainian Dance Ensemble 12:30 p.m. - Signing with artist, Peter Shostak ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Costumed interpreters bring history to life in the historical village | Wagon Rides | Ukrainian Culture Through the Lens of Students Photo Contest | Musical Entertainment | Village Market | Children’s Activities | “Teach Me to Dance” 40th anniversary movie showing | Ukrainian food and more!

Admission charged. For free admission, show your current Experience Alberta’s History Pass or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society membership card.

780.662.3640 | Located 25 minutes south of Lamont along Hwy. 16

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018- 7

FROM WHERE I SIT: Teaching and Learning

BY HAZEL ANAKA Most people, other than Donald Trump,

Letter: No incentives Continued from Page 4 Second, because additional income earned triggers a reduction in the transfer amount, a basic income will discourage additional work effort or the willingness to report additional income. In the PBO’s version, $1 of extra income results in a 50-cent reduction in the transfer. The total effective tax rate on employment income – 50 per cent from the basic income clawback, plus personal income and payroll tax rates, and potentially other reduction rates in government incomesupport programs – would be significant. Experiments in Canada and the United States in the 1960s and ’70s with various designs

who have achieved success in any way, shape, or form are wise enough to know they didn’t do it alone. They may acknowledge it in private moments of gratitude. They may publicly thank their mentors during awards ceremonies. Those are two really good strategies.

But how about paying it forward? How about seeking out opportunities to give back? How about sharing what you’ve learned through trial and error; blood, sweat, and tears; God’s grace? Success is however you define it. It could be in business. It could be

parenting or cooking or farming or teaching or painting or a million other undertakings. Do people always ask for your signature recipe? Have you been recognized by the governing organization for your profession? Have you gotten a plaque for something? Or been fea-

of basic incomes showed that recipients – especially married women – respond by reducing the hours they work. More broadly, however, proponents of an unconditional basic income ignore the lessons from Canada’s welfare reforms in the mid-1990s and early 2000s, when stronger work requirements and tighter eligibility rules helped reduce dependency. In 1994, 12.2 per cent of Canadians were on social assistance, and welfare benefits reached levels comparable to what a full-time minimum wage job would pay. Partly in response to this growing crisis in dependency, governments across Canada reformed their welfare systems. Reforms varied by province, ranging from tighter eligibility rules, to work-related requirements (such as

job search), to reduced cash transfers. These reforms helped dramatically reduce the share of the population on welfare – fell by almost half, from 12.2 per cent in 1994 to 6.3 per cent in 2012. The U.S., with a similar set of reforms, also experienced a marked decline in welfare. But if income was unconditionally provided, as prescribed by many basic income models, irrespective of working or even searching for work, we shouldn’t be surprised if fewer Canadians end up working. Claims about an unconditional basic income solving poverty oversimplify what’s often a much more complex problem. It’s important to recognize the differences between transitory poverty, which almost all Canadians

experience (for instance, when they’re in university or college) versus long-lasting or permanent poverty, which is much more worrying. The root causes of long-lasting poverty go beyond a simple lack of income. Issues such as addiction to drugs or alcohol, mental health challenges, severe physical disabilities and not completing high school increase the risk of chronic poverty. A cash transfer with no restrictions may either exacerbate the problem or not address why someone is stuck in poverty. Proponents from across the political spectrum promote the idea of an unconditional basic income. But clearly, the drawbacks are significant and should give us all pause. Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute

tured in a newspaper story? What do people seek your advice about? No matter where we sit on the continuum of proficiency, there are those far ahead of us and those just at the beginning of the journey. Maybe it’s easier to picture as a ladder. Someone may just be approaching the ladder unsure about reaching out to touch it. You may be halfway up. From your vantage point all you can see are the soles of the person ahead of you. But be clear, this is in no way a race. The woman ahead of you isn’t going to stop and step on your grasping fingers. And you’re not going to kick the guy behind you in the teeth. Because each of us are in our own lane on our own track. Paying it forward could be as simple as listening (without naysaying) to someone’s dream. It could be sharing contacts or making virtual introductions via email. It could be providing a character reference. It may start with recognizing and commenting on the potential, the desire, the spark in someone you work with, are related to, or just met.

Lamont Alliance Church

Church Calendar For more information call


Church Directory ad

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

MAY Thursday May 17th Skaro - Tone 5 HOLY ASCENSION DAY

Saturday 19th - Sexsmith Museum Tone 5 followed by Woking Sunday 20th North Star Tone 6 7th Sun after Easter Monday 21st Ukrainian Village St. Nicholas Church Visit our website


per month

Roman Catholic Church Cluster of Parishes of Our Lady of Angels

Fort Saskatchewan ~ Roman Catholic Services ~ Lamont Auxiliary Chapel Saturday Evenings 4:00 pm Our Lady of Good Counsel - Skaro 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays 8:30 am St. Michael the Archangel - St. Michael 2nd and 4th Sundays 8:30 am For further information please call O.L.A. Fort Saskatchewan at 780-998-3288

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

Sunday Service 10 am ~ Nursery, newborns to 3 years old ~ Children Church age 3 to grade 6 ~ Youth group, Bible studies and different events ~ Mens breakfasts, Ladies bibles studies, and special pray times Call the church for information on any of the above. Check out:


Unfortunately most of us never meet our true potential. Fear or lack of confidence are the likely culprits. So we mustn’t be pushy. The teacher appears when the student is ready. When you do encounter that special someone who is eager and motivated and sponge-like in their questioning, give her your best. Don’t hold anything back. Because dollars to doughnuts, whoever gave you a hand up did so out of generosity and without expectation of reward. Whether you proofread a resume and cover letter or recommend a book or introduce someone to a mover and shaker, you are helping and creating good karma. So when I was approached to be on a panel at the May 23rd Women Rising event in Bruderheim called Planting the Seed, I said yes even though I’m busy with festival work. I hope I can share something helpful. I guarantee I will come away with some new contacts and another skill for my toolbox because teaching and learning makes the world go round, from where I sit.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church 5008 - 50 St. Bruderheim, AB T0B 0S0 780-796-3543

Pastor Rev. Jeff Dul

Sunday Service 9:30 am “Come as a guest, leave as a friend”

5306 - 51 Ave., Lamont, AB

Bethany Lutheran Church


20577 TWP 550 Fort. Sask.

Rev. Deborah Brill

(7km East of Josephburg)



Worship Time 11:15am

Pastor Rev. Jeff Dul

COMMUNITY SUPPER May 25th, 2018 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Everyone Welcome! AA Meetings Thursdays at 8:00 pm

Worship Service 11:00 am Sunday School 11:15 am Coffee at 12:00 pm

8 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Chipman Fur and Feathers huge success CLAN MALCOLM MANOR

about 600 people, the Chipman Fur and Feathers event held on Saturday May 12, 2018 was considered a success by the people involved. The Lamont Fish and Game helped children build and take home 100 song bird, Kevin Bartsch boxing the last of his bird houses, Jersey Giants chickens on Saturday 150 white at the Chipman Fur and Feathers s p r u c e event.

MAUREEN SULLIVAN With over 40 vendors this year and a crowd of

seedlings donated by Webbs went home to be planted and most vendors with animals had sold out or were mostly sold out by 1:30 pm. The day was bright and sunny this year for the annual event, in comparison to last year’s cold and rainy day. The vendors I talked to thought this was the reason for the large crowds and busy morning. Kevin Bartsch who was selling Jersey Giants chickens told me that you can register to have

Small upbeat turn-out in Bruderheim for new Alberta Party constituency assoc. JOHN MATHER A slight turnout for the Alberta Party didn’t stop party stalwarts from forming a new constituency association and electing a board of directors May 14 in Bruderheim. The need for the new Fort Saskatchewan/Vegreville constituency association came about because of changes in the provincial electoral boundaries last year. While less than a dozen people attended the meeting the mood was upbeat. Bruderheim mayor Karl Hauch was in attendance to welcome the group to his town. Rural East Regional organizer for the Alberta Party Jonathon Jacobs was elected president, with former Fort Saskatchewan Vegreville PC MLA Jacquie Fenske getting elected as chief financial officer. Included on the board of directors are longtime former PC party members Marcel Van Heck, John Chomiak, along with new member Allan Saylor. Former Fort Saskatchewan City Chief Administrative Officer, David Dubauskas was also voted on to the board of director. The constituency association will hold its next meeting on June 4 in Lamont.


Canadian Prairie Pickers are once again touring the area.

Paying Cash For Coin Collections, Silver & Gold Coins, Royal Can. Mint Sets. Also Buying Gold Jewelry We purchase rolls, bags or boxes of silver coins

PAYING HIGHEST PRICES To arrange a free, discrete in-home visit call Bonded since 1967

Kellie at 778-257-8647



P.O Box 35 Killam, AB T0B 2L0

OFFICE: (780) 385-3622 FAX: (780) 385-2247 CELL: (780) 385-0668 E-MAIL:

up to 5 chickens in town, which will keep you in fresh eggs for the year. Also on hand were peacocks, geese, goats, ducklings, rabbits, pigs and cattle. There were also vendors selling home made goods such as tractor seats, signs, baking, honey, leather goods, and candles. Nichole Goy, one of the organizers, said the vent couldn’t go on without all the volunteers and sponsors, “we couldn't make this happen without them."

& Clan Malcolm Cottage


5006 & 5014 - 53 Street, Killam, AB

Individual Rooms or Whole House available. We also offer a fully contained 2-Bdrm Basement Suite and a 3 Bedroom Cottage Wireless Internet, TV, DVD Player & Coffee maker in every room.

We offer the perfect setting for:


Family Reunions & Gatherings


Business Retreats & Seminars

• YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME Crafting Groups, Quilting Groups, YOUR Group!

Call Karen at: 780-390-2010 to book today!

Advertising Marketing Tips from

Very Reasonable Rates! Check us out on Facebook!

y o r l i K

Hi, I am Kilroy. I have learned a lot about advertising and marketing in the past 30 years. I hope some of my tips can help both retail businesses expand their ideas, and local non profit groups understand promotion of their events more clearly.

Tip #5 t Defending agains the competition

try to sell a ise than to just rt ve ad to s on reas There are more are important. event. Yes those an to le op pe product or bring Absolutely.

riate time of the most approp at ng isi rt ve ad e ar But, because you it is also e most are in demand th ts uc od pr ur yo when year competitors ion. Some of your tit pe m co e th f nd of important to fe are good, rtising when sales ve ad be ld ou sh that they may not realize age. is to your advant not bad. So that not just to sell year long as well, l al e er th t ou e m ur But keep your na of you and not yo stomers thinking cu ep ke to t bu your products you begin your arket is up and m e th en wh y wa competitors. That forefront. ny will be at the pa m co ur yo s campaign heavy advertising build increase profits, increase traffic, ise rt ve ad to s Other reason with community link your business to d an ic, bl pu e th good will, inform pride.


The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta),Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9

Revised Heartland Area Structure Plan approved by County JOHN MATHER After numerous public meetings, Council gave second and final readings to the revised Industrial Heartland Area Structure Plan, and amendments to the Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw. First reading on the bylaw and other documents had been done in February with one further public consultation meeting held in March. Scott Cole, from Stantec, the County’s planning consultant on the project reported on the final changes to the document. “They just represent the comments we heard at the last public meeting,” he told council. “People made good points.” He said 17 people either spoke or submitted comments before the documents were finalized. Communication department future discussed Communications coordinator Heather Atkinson provided council with an update on how effective the County’s communications department has been after five years of operations. “I think the most important takeaway is that our communications are running smoothly,” she told council. “Going forward I like to look at some

increased internal communications and work on the emergency communications plan.” She did suggest at some point in the future communications should be moved away from economic development and become its own department. “What it comes down to is the amount of communications and strategies that bring us up to the standards of some of our neighbouring communities like Strathcona or Sturgeon Counties.” She said she wasn’t suggesting anything happen right away, adding a separate department would let all departments in the County know communications was there for all departments, not just economic development. In a lot of counties, she said, communications falls under the CAO’s office. County Manager, Robyn Singleton said he doubted the county was in a position to build a separate communications budget yet but it was the way to go. “When I have meeting with department heads, I make sure Heather is there,” he told council. “If she doesn’t know what’s going on through the departments, how can she do her job.” Jim Newman, manager of economic development for the County,

offered up kudos to Atkinson for the job she has done. “Five years ago she came into this job and nothing was really established,” he said. “I believe it has really benefitted the County with what she has done.” “I think a good example is the work Heather did during the recent floods,” said Reeve Wayne Woldanski. “She was one contact and was the one person to go to.” Singleton agreed saying he felt the coordination of communications was consistent. “In my opinion this was as close to text book as you can get.” Rural Transportation delegation seeks survey support Councillor Judy Schuler from Bruderheim, a member of the Lamont County Rural Transportation Coalition reported to council about progress in their efforts to create a rural transportation network in Lamont County. “We’ve been meeting every two months and collecting data for the past two years and since then we’ve decided to have a survey done to get more information from County residents,” said Schuler. “We’re coming to you to asked for help in doing the survey to help us get funding,”

Bruderheim has 1.5% tax increase JOHN MATHER Bruderheim residents will see a tax increase of 1.5% on their next tax bill. The town council passed its 2018 operating budget at a special May 9 meeting. Bruderheim will show balanced revenues and expenditures of $3,545,161 for 2108. Changes from the interim operating budget passed in late December include an increase in the ATCO gas franchise fees from $50,000 to $52,000. A $20,000 item earmarked for the Arena furnace was transferred in equal amounts of

$5,000 each to a custodian for the Hall, Administration, the fire hall and the Infinity Centre. A further $6,000, which had been directed towards program supplies, was instead moved to administrative supplies. To offset the tax

impact of the town’s economic development initiative free for three, the transfer from the Land Sales reserve was hiked from $23,000 to $29,000. The town will pass its budget by-law, which will finalize tax fees, at its May 18 council meeting.

Peters Bros Construction Ltd. is currently recruiting experienced paving personnel. We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. All applicants being considered will be asked to complete an application. Please email resume to or call our office at 250 719 0686 for more information.

She said she was meeting with every municipality within the County to see if they could do the survey so funding could be pursued or just let the project fade away. Singleton agreed rural transportation was something that had to be done with the various neighbouring municipalities and he felt it was time the survey was done. Schuler said she’d like to see the survey done by the end of August. Communications coordinator Heather Atkinson told council she doubted an online survey would work because the majority of County residents probably weren’t online. Schuler explained the survey would see whether people would utilize a service if provided, and also find out where likely destinations were. She admitted one of the

problems was that the County didn’t have a high enough population to be considered rural by the province. “Rural is based at about 10,000 residents,” she said. “And we’re pushing to have 5,000 residents.” Council received the presentation as information and decided they would see if there was a way they could move forward with the survey. Local resident upset with pit appearance Paul Broda appeared before council to express his concern about a neighbouring landowner removing clay from land adjacent to his. “They’ve started making a pit,” he told council. “It’s probably 30 feet from my fenceline and about the size of a football field.” He said his land had been flooded before and he felt this new pit could result in major flooding

on his land. “I’ve had no letter this was going on and seen no notice in the papers,” he added. “Are they making a new pit? In February my land was covered in sand. Is this going to be considered a pit and are the hours going to be regulated?” Reeve Wayne Woldanski asked if the landowner had a permit to develop a pit. Stephen Hill the county director of FCSS and economic development said he had been in contact with Sil Industrial Minerals but they didn’t have a permit to develop this location. Singleton agreed Broda was correct to address the concerns, but said the best move was to let administration handle the matter. Council moved to have administration investigate and report back to council and keep Broda involved.

ZHODA SPRING MARKET Vendors and buyers were out on Saturday, May 5 at the Zhoda Community Market at the Zhoda Community Centre between Andrew and Mundare.

5640-52 Ave, Lamont Fully finished custom built bungalow with all the bells and whistles.

$329, 000

5310-51 Ave, Andrew Large upgraded home with 4 beds, 4 baths, double garage and a massive yard.

$219, 000

Jennifer Pollack Realtor ® 780-340-1415 RE/MAX Real Estate, 9909-103 St, Fort Saskatchewan

10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018

County taxes up 3% JOHN MATHER Lamont County residents will be looking at a three per cent increase in the farm and residential mill rates for 2018. County councillors passed the budget May 3 after lengthy debate. The cost of running the County for 2018 will be $32,476,036 with revenues of $32,526,035. The expenses don’t include amortization that includes depreciation on equipment. “It’s hard to pin down a specific amount each taxpayers would pay because of the variety of property owners in the County,” said corporate services director Debbie Hackman. She did some estimates and said on a residential property assessed at $250,000 taxes in 2017 would have been $833.05 and in 2108 those will rise to $858.03 for an increase of $24.98. Bad debt caused by energy firm collapse The collapse of Sequoia Energy left the County

with an estimated bad debt of $1.5 million. “They haven’t paid their taxes in 2017 and I don’t anticipate we’ll see anything in 2018,” explained Hickman. “So I had to put a bad debt expense in the budget.” Sequoia was a Chinesebacked energy company that owed millions of dollars in unpaid municipal taxes across Alberta. The company, according to the Alberta Energy Regulator, owned licences for more than 2,300 wells, almost 200 facilities and 700 pipeline segments that would likely be added to the files of the Alberta Orphan Well Association. “We don’t know if we’ll get anything from the receiver, “ she said. “It’s really up in the air.” The company owed taxes on linear properties, pump jacks and “that sort of thing,” added Hackman. Included in the capital portion of the budget for the year is the purchase

of two road graders for $980,000; a ¾ ton 4 X4 pick up for $37,000, a yard loader for $200,000; a backhoe loader for $150,000 a ½ ton crew cab truck for $35,000 and an Avenge Argo 8X8 for $14,000. The cost of the graders is based on the County getting $830,000 from grants such and Municipal Sustainability Initiative grants from the province and $50,000 from trade-ins of existing equipment. Many road upgrades planned Infrastructure projects will total $4,282,412 in 2018 subject to the tender results for each project. Some of these projects include Moscow Hall Road resurfacing, R.R. 192 repairs, Chipman access roads and Twp Rd 545 upgrades, shoulder pulls on both Twp Road 540 to Highway 855; and Range Road 184 and Highway 29. The St. Michael Waterline and water treatment plant will ben-

REAL ESTATE AUCTION Joanne Babwik and the Estate of Peter Babwik

Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. LOCATION: Millet, Alberta - 22521 Highway 616 DIRECTIONS: Being from the Junction of Highway 616 & 814 go 8½ miles east on Secondary 616 or 3½ miles east of Cloverlawn Hall on Secondary 616. Watch For Signs. GST will be charged where applicable. Lunch Available. Real Estate: (2 Parcels - Sell at 1:00 p.m.) #1 - NE 7-48-22-W4 consisting of 69.58 Acres. • 2017 Taxes $1231.32, included farm yard c/w power, under ground well & gas • 40”x60’x12’ Barn • 30’x64’x12’ Shelter • 36’x73’x12’ Shelter • 16’x24’x12’ Shelter • Well treed yard c/w spruce shelter belt, located on Secondary 616 Highway. Commuting distance to all major cities is only ¾ hr. All on pavement. Possession July 30, 2018.

#2 - NE 7-48-22-W4 Lot 1 Block 1 Plan 0322031 • Consisting of 80.06 acres. • 2017 Taxes $245.68, • All cultivated • 2018 crop possession belong to Mrs. Babwik, possession Oct 31, 2018 Terms: Real Estate sold on owner’s approval of final bid if accepted 10% nonrefundable deposit Sale Day, balance on or before possession dates. Real Estate Transactions Handled by Maxwell Devonshire Realty. Contact Wilf Bittner 780-699-2737

Visit our website for full listings and pictures:

Over 30 years, Andrew School has been hosting a Mother's Day Tea. Through the years the school has made lunches for the tea. This year it was chicken noodle or hamburger soup with a bun plus strawberry shortcake for dessert. Over the years, there was a raffle table, bake sale and flowers purchasing. This year the school kept the flower purchasing where students, staff and community members could purchase small flowers to big flower hanging planters for that special mom/grandmother. efit from $213,500 in improvements. While the projects are expected to all go forward, Hackman admitted the costs of flooding and repairs for roads damaged by the recent flooding would affect what might move ahead

in 2018. Fuel and oil to power county equipment will chew up $1,0434,125. Gravel is expected to cost $4,035,000 for 2018 with more than $2 million coming from the capital fund. This is a more than $1 million

increase from the 2017 gravel budget. The County had a total assessment of all properties in the amount of $1,177,666. Taxes will be due at the end of June after which a penalty of 10% on the unpaid bills will be added.


Sunday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. LOCATION: Falun, Alberta - 264067 Highway 13 DIRECTIONS: Being from the junction of Highway 13 & QE2, go 4 miles west on Highway 13 or From the Junction of Highway 13 & Secondary 795, go 2½ miles east on Highway 13 Watch For Signs. GST will be charged where applicable. Lunch Available. Tractors & Attachments: D 2320 FWA Tractor, hydro, 3pth, PTO, hyd., roll bar c/w JD 200CX F.E.L. c/w quick attach bucket, 226 hrs., S/N LV2320H202947; JD 2320 FWA Hydro Tractor, 3pth, PTO, hyd., roll bar c/w JD 620 Driveover Quick Attach Mower, 138 hrs., C/N 1LV2320HKBH612049; JD “A.R.” Tractor, PTO, hyd., good rubber all restored, S/N 272683; JD 332 Diesel Hydro Lawn Tractor c/w 48” hyd. drive 3pth rototiller, 703 hrs; JD SST18 Hydro Lawn Tractor c/w 48” mower, blower & grass catcher, 657 hrs S/N MOS18C017530; Trailer: 2001 Titan Tandem Axle 5th-Wheel Flatdeck Trailer c/w 7000-lb axles, 7.5’x24’ deck, ramps, lights, brakes, S/N 4TGF2420711018601 Seacan Container: 40’ Sea Can Container, like new Antiques: JD “G” Tractor, PTO, hyd., to be restored, S/N PCV-207657; JD 25 Pulltype Combine, all complete; Dump Hay Rake; 2-Bottom Sulky Plow; Ornamental Windmill; Harrow Cart; (2) Walking Plows; Assort Steel Wheels; Blue Point Tap & Die Set; Board of Assorted Old Tools; Bits; Cow Kickers; Wood Frame Bucksaw; Egg Crate; (2) Post Drills; Macleod Grinder; 100’ Endless Belt; Milk Machine Bucket; Cupboard; Wooden Boxes; (4) Singer Sewing Machines; Findlay Bros. Coal & Wood Heater; McLaren Laundry Heater; Rodgers Pails; Metal Storage Trunk; Crocks & Crock Jugs; Vega Electric Bench Cream Separator; Wash Tubs; Copper Boiler; Metal Tub Clothes Washer; Washboard; Ice Saw; Assort Records; Wringer for Tubs; Wooden Chairs; Wooden School Desk; Spinning Wheel; Blue Jars; (2) Beam Scales; Hay Knife; (4) Creamers; Heaters; Blow Torches; Cream Cans; Beatty Bench Electric Cream Separator; Case Toolbox; Push Mower; Scythe; Lanterns; Enamel Pots; Westfailia Electric Cream

Separator; (2) Crank Oil Tanks; (2) Tall Fire Extinguisher c/w carts; Huron Coal & Wood Stove; Platform Scale c/w weights; Horse Eveners; McCormick Electric Cream Separator Miscellaneous: 4’ Drag Disc; MM 8’Tandem Disc c/w hyd. lift; 200-gal. Round Plastic Water Tank; Yamaha EF2800 Generator; Shopbuilt Plywood Box Yard Trailer; Alum. Checker Plate 21”x60”x24”; Fuel Tank c/w 12V pump; 2 Whl Moving Trolley; 48” Lawn Sweep; Insulated Dog House; Alum. 16’ Ext. Ladder; Craftsman 24” 5-hp Rear Tine Rototiller; Small Rototiller; Cast Iron Frame Park Bench; (3) Quad Cabs; 5’ Swivel Winch Lift Quad Blade; 14’8’5’ Alum Step Ladders; Coleman 27-gal. 5-hp Air Comp; Bosch Compound Miter Saw c/w table; Mastercraft Router c/w table; Mastercraft 6” Planer; Stihl 125 Chainsaw; Stihl HS45 Gas Trimmer; 14L Round-Up; Scroll Saw; JD Pressure Washer; (2) Wheelbarrows; 3T Hyd. Press Table Saw; Clark Mig Welder; Acytelene Cutting Torch c/w cart & small bottles; Cutoff Saw; 4’x5’ Welding Table c/w 8” vise & grinder; Chain Hoist; Halogen Lights; Chains; Boomers; Assort Old Batteries; Assort 4’ Chainlink Fence; Garden Tools; Assort Hand Tools; Jack Stands; Assort Oils; Gear Pullers; ¾”-½”-3/8” Socket Sets; ½”-1” Pipe Threaders; Vegetable Washing Table; Cast Iron Bistro Table c/w 2 Chairs; Many more items Household: Chesterfield & Chair; Assort. Chairs; (5) New Fresh Air Eco Quest Machines; Book Case; Drafting Table; Assort. Normal Household Items. From Another Consignor (Bill Mishio 780-5863578): 1947 Massey Harris Pony c/w pulley, PTO, ES S/N PGA1151; 1950 AC “C” Tractor, pulley, PTO, lights, ES, good Rubber, S/N C47376; Case 3x14” Bottom Plow, coulters, on rubber

Visit our website for full listings and pictures:

Auctioneer Note: Mrs. Babwik is selling her land and moving to town. Selling 2 Parcels of Land at 1:00 p.m. All equipment is well looked after. Plan on attending. For more information call Miller’s Auction Service at 780-789-2226 or 780-920-6738 or inquires on Real Estate call Wilf Bittner of Maxwell Devonshire Reality at 780-699-2737.

Auctioneer Note: Mr. & Mrs. Borys are moving to town therefore this Sale. Take note of the like new yard equipment. Lots of good antiques on this Sale. For more information call Harry Borys at 780-352-3129 or Miller’s Auction Service at 780-789-2226 or 780-920-6738.

This list is subject to additions or deletions. TERMS: Cash or valid cheques only, certified check, bank ALVIN MILLER (780) 789-2226 draft or bank letter of credit. No or Cell 920-6738 purchases to be removed until settleTREVOR MILLER (780) 722-2705 BARRY KASHA (780) 374-2472 ment has been made. List is subject to Camrose, Daysland, Killam, Tofield, Holden additions and/or deletions. Neither the DARCY SHEETS (780) 336-6485 owner, the auctioneer or staff of the Kingman, Rosalind, Viking auctioneer shall be held responsible for Clerk: Judy Bentley “For Reasonable Rates and Excellent, any loss or accident on or off the Friendly Service, Give Us A Call” auction site.

This list is subject to additions or deletions. TERMS: Cash or valid cheques only, certified check, bank ALVIN MILLER (780) 789-2226 draft or bank letter of credit. No or Cell 920-6738 purchases to be removed until settleTREVOR MILLER (780) 722-2705 BARRY KASHA (780) 374-2472 ment has been made. List is subject to Camrose, Daysland, Killam, Tofield, Holden additions and/or deletions. Neither the DARCY SHEETS (780) 336-6485 owner, the auctioneer or staff of the Kingman, Rosalind, Viking auctioneer shall be held responsible for Clerk: Judy Bentley “For Reasonable Rates and Excellent, any loss or accident on or off the Friendly Service, Give Us A Call” auction site.

License No. 200809 Box 71, Sunnybrook, AB

License No. 200809 Box 71, Sunnybrook, AB

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11


Business Directory

New Chiropractor in town

Dr. Basaraba Bruderheim Pharmacy on Main Street Wednesday mornings Direct Billing 780 466 7202

1” ad $40/month; 2” ad $80/month Advertise Today. Call 780-895-2780 or email:


Don't live with pain, it's always no until you ask



Chipman Hotel

Quality Electric K K K

Residential Commercial Industrial

Matt Luyckfassel

Nestor Pistor & The Convertibles Randyʼs Roadhouse огляд



Financial • Purchases • Refinances • 2nd Home



Debt Consolidation





Chipman National Hall

Зателефонуйте на деталі

Give us a call:



• Investment Properties • Vacation Home

Lamont Boarding Kennels


Box 653 Lamont AB T0B 2R0

June 1st

Where Dogs Play


Day Care

(780) 895-2440 Myles Faragini


Best Quality Granite, Design


SPRING SALE 10 - 20% Off Select Granite



4217-51 Avenue, Vegreville, AB BUSINESS: 780-632-2054 CELL: 780-966-9191 WEBSITE:

Hair Stylist Eavestroughing


Mundare Salon & Barber


Kerry Beitz 5216 - 50 Street Owner/Hairstylist Mundare, Alberta 780-221-7193

5” Continuous Gutter, Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Clay 780-932-8991

Heating / AC

Marvin Tallas 780-984-6742

Specializing in Seamless Eavestrough Installation Alu-Rex Leaf Guard System • Downpipe • Soffit & Fascia Gutter Cleaning & Repair • Roof Top Snow Removal



box 346 vegreville, ab t9c 1r3



CALL MIKE 780-499-3779 Serving Lamont & Chipman areas


30 years experience!

Kevin Tychkowsky Lamont, Alberta




KT Mechanical LTD

David Fisher 780-850-0002




780-292-2336 Fax: 780-895-2809

The advertisers in the Business Directory Thank You for choosing them. The feedback of results is excellent!

Spring & Fall Cleanups  Power Raking  Aeration  Exterior Windows  Eavestrough Cleaning  Rototilling  Trimming & Removal  Siding & Deck Pressure Wash

Weekly Lawn Maintanence  Snow Removal

Serving Lamont & Area please call for a free quote

12 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Business Directory


ENTERPRISES INC. Equipment rentals and sales Industrial tools and consumables

Mini Batch Concrete

PH: 780.720.6361 FAX: 780.922.8715 EMAIL: GSH50@SHAW.CA

1” ad $40/month; 2” ad $80/month Advertise Today. Call 780-895-2780 or email:

Located in Bruderheim AB, 5130-52 avenue


Kendall Cairns, Barrister and Solicitor,

MECHANICAL Mon–Fri 8am–5pm


Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Corporate, Notaries Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. By Appointment Century 21 Real Estate Building 5037 47 Ave (Railway Ave), Lamont

Dean Bosvik Javan Vandelannoite

FOR ALL YOUR AUTOMOTIVE NEEDS 5003 - 50 Street, Mundare, AB 780-764-3936


JMP Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Furnace & Hot Water Tank Replacement Plumbing - New Home Construction Air Conditioning - Gas Fitting - Gas Fire Places Garage Heaters - Service & Repair - Sheet Metal

John Panek 780-999-2065

When booking an appointment please specify the Lamont office


LEGAL ISSUES? Ronald W. Poitras Barrister & Solicitor Serving Lamont and Area Since 1977 Wednesday 1:30 – 5:00 pm by Appointment

780-895-2055 REAL ESTATE


BECJM Enterprises Ltd. Backhoe, directional boring, trackhoe, hydrovac, steamer, picker & gravel truck Bill & Charles Matthews CERTIFIED SEPTIC DESIGNER & INSTALLER Box 197 Bruderheim, AB T0B 0S0

ph/fax 780-796-3952

Stadnick Contracting (2011) Ltd. Vacuum Services is now available for septic cleaning Contact: Brett Ph: 587-991-0398 Sherry Ph: 780-267-7354

No job too big or small, we’ll do them all!


River Flows Mechanical Ltd.


TOWING PLUS equipment, sheds,

780-895-2993 or 780-896-3997 Drain Cleaning Video Inspection Camera w/ Locator


Garage Heaters

Water Well Pumps

Sump Pits & Pumps Hot Water Tanks

Septic Systems

Service or Replacement Foot Valve Replacements

Safe Entry for Repairs Unplugging Open Discharge

Boilers & In-Floor Heating

10% Seniors Discount

antique/classic vehicles, RVs, and more!!


Don’t think Towing – Think Titan!

Gas Lines

Debit/ Visa/ Mastercard PROFESSIONAL Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fatal Accidents, Wills, & More Elizabeth J. Tatchyn, B.A., LL.B BARRISTER & SOLICITOR

Are you Buying or Selling? Gerhard Rosin 22 years experience

cell: 780-490-8616 email: website:

By appointment only

office: 780-449-2800 fax: 780-449-3499 #109, 65 Chippewa Rd, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 6J7

at Smith Insurance Service, Main Street Lamont



Trevor Schinkinger Trucking Ltd. • Sand, Gravel & Top Soil • Loading & Hauling • Landscaping • Excavating • Demolition Ph: 780-895-2349 Edmonton: 780-425-5800

Cell: 780-220-5405

Box 412 Lamont, Alberta T0B-2R0

Looking for office supplies?

* Speaks Ukrainian *

Check out the selection at the Lamont Leader!

Proudly Serving Lamont County and surrounding area’s

Thanks for Advertising!

Newspapers are still number 1 for advertising in many ways.

We have things you need and didn’t know you needed.

Faxing, Photocopying (Colour and Black & White), and service with a smile. All available at the Lamont Leader. Stop by today.

See a story or picture you liked? Thank an advertiser! Advertisers in the Leader pay through their support of the Lamont Leader, for all the stories and pictures you see and read weekly. We can’t cover events if they don’t advertise those events with us. Thanks Customers!

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 13

Everyone reads the...

Advertise in 3 papers for the price of 1!


$10.75 first 25 words 39¢ each additional word PICTURE BOLD $10.00 $5.00 WEEKLY REVIEW Ph. 780-336-3422 TOFIELD MERCURY Ph. 780-662-4046 LAMONT LEADER Ph. 780-895-2780

______________________ COMING COMING EVENTS EVENTS Viking Farmer’s Market Thursday May 17 Regular Market 2 - 4 p.m. •Thursday May 24 NO MARKET Due to Graduation •Thursday, May 31 Regular Market 2 -4 p.m. •Thursday, June 7 Regular Market 2 -4 p.m •Thursday, June 14 Regular Market 2 -4 p.m •Saturday, June 16 Vikings In the Streets! 10 - 3 p.m. ______________________ A Special Event The Sunshine Villa Residents Association invites the Tofield Community to come and help us show Our Appreciation for Our Community’s First Responders: Beaver Ambulance Society, Tofield RCMP Detachment, & Tofield Volunteer Fire Department. Where: Sunshine Villa 5834 – 51 St. Tofield When: Friday, May 25 Time: Open House 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. TM19c ______________________ The New Camrose United Conservative Party Constituency will be holding the Founding AGM at 7:00 P.M. at the Camrose Casino on June 15, 2018. All members are encouraged to attend. A three [3] member executive and 30 directors will be nominated and elected. Please RSVP to TM19-22c ______________________ A Bridal Shower for Krystal Johnson, future wife of Michael McDonald, will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Michael’s Parents’ Farm 12 Miles East of Viking on Secondary Highway 619 and 1 Mile South on Range Road 111 (47501 RR111). 18/19p

______________________ COMING EVENTS COMING EVENTS

______________________ FOR RENT RENT FOR

Viking Historical Society Annual General Meeting Monday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Viking Museum. New Members Welcome! 19/20c ______________________ Please Join Us for a Bridal Shower in Honour of Megan Hafso Sunday, May 27 at 1 p.m. at the Holy Heart of Mary Catholic Church. 19/20p ______________________ There will be a celebration of remembrance for Joyce May Hoffman / Hafso at the Viking Legion Hall on May 19 from 2 – 4 pm. This will be a casual come and go event to share memories with family and friends. A light snack will be provided. 18/19c ______________________ St. John Nepomucene Church Prague Annual Mass Blessing of the Graves - Potluck Lunch Saturday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at Prague Church Potluck lunch and fellowship to follow at Prague Hall

3 BDRM house for rent in Lamont. 780-405-2511 ______________________ 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 Super-store. Rent from $895, incl. utilities, energized parking stall. DD $500. Seniors welcome with special rate. 780-6326878 or 780-918-6328 LL06tfnp ______________________ • Commercial space for rent in Tofield, please call for details 780-932-0041. • 2 bedroom apartment for rent in Tofield. Includes balcony, in-suite laundry, heat and water. $800/month. Phone 780-932-0041. TM07tfnp ______________________ 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 _______________________ FOR SALE SALE FOR

18/20p ______________________ FEED WANTED WANTED FEED TRENCHUK CATTLE CO. (In Smoky Lake) Is Currently Buying Feed Wheat & Feed Barley Including high Moisture Wheat Call Willy 780-656-0052 ______________________ FOR FOR RENT RENT Single bedroom house for rent in Viking. 4836-53 Ave. $750 including Utilities. Pets allowed. No smoking preferred. Call Wayne 780-6320455. 19/22p ______________________ 3 bedroom Townhouse for Rent in Viking. Available June 1. Call Brenda for more info at 780-254-0130 19tfnc ______________________ 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

Purebred yearling & 2 year old Red & Black Angus bulls for sale. call 780-986-9088 LL14/21p ______________________ Bulls for sale. Quiet two-year-old and yearlings, black angus bulls, and black baldie bulls available. Semen tested. 780-632-1083, 780-632-1961, 780-632-1104 13/21p ______________________ Purebred yearling and 2 yr old Red & Black Angus bulls for sale. Call 780986-9088. 13/22c ______________________ Hay For Sale Alf/Tim/Br/Tw mix small squares shedded, $5 minimal rain call late evenings 780-942-4107 17/25p ______________________ Hay for sale Round Bales - F/C, S/C pick up or delivered. 780-497-1633 LLtfnc

______________________ FOR SALE FOR SALE ______________________ Registered Polled Hereford yearling and two year old bulls. PMD Polled Herefords. 780-336-2675 ______________________ Certified seed for sale. •Wheat: AC Shaw VB, •Barley: Amisk, CDC Cowboy. •Oats: AC Morgan, CDC Haymaker, Murphy •Peas: CDC Amarillo, CDC Limerick, CDC Horizon. •Fababeans: CDC Snowdrop. Haralie Seed Farms 780-662-2617 or 780-405-8089 Tofield Alta. _______________________ GARAGE SALE GARAGE SALE May 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 20248 Twp Rd 512 West of Tofield, 3km west of the Lindbrook Store. Household and farm items, carpentry tools and wood. TM19p _______________________ HELP WANTED WANTED HELP

Currently, we have a vacancy for Personal Assistant. Duties include: answering & making calls, paperwork organization and filing, note taking. Required skills: detail oriented, non-smoking environment, organization & time management skills, multi tasking, computer experience. If you wish to apply for this position, please email m and attach your Resume/CV. ______________________ Waterfowl hunting guide in Tofield/Vegreville area. September and October 2018 position available, $4,000$6,000/month. Some experience required. Evenings and weekends. Room and board provided. Contact Blaine Burns at Black Dog Outfitters 780-203-2876 or, check it out at


Authentic log home in Buder- heim. $324,900. Dream kitchen, fireplace, 3 bed- rooms, 2 baths, vaulted, fam- ily room, 24 x 24 garage, large lot. Amazing home. Brian Cheston, Re/Max 780-717-3178 18/21p _______________________ SERVICES SERVICES PINOY’S CLEANING AND JANITORIAL SERVICES

Residential and Commercial Cleaning Carpet Cleaning •Strip and Wax Floors •Automatic Floor Scrubbing •Steam Cleaning •Window Cleaning •Wall Washing •Move Out Clean •General Cleaning •Yard Work and Grass Cutting •Tree Cutting and Trimming Great References - Your Home is Safe With Me. Thorough, Responsible, Reliable, Hardworking Workers. Immediate Availability, Flexible Hours. The Support You Need - Let Me Give You A Hand. Contact: 780-385-4154 Elizabeth F. Andersen Director/Owner ______________________ Dog Grooming Services 20 years experience. Certified Groomer. Treat your dog! Right in Viking. Phone Lynette 780-336-2411 cell 780-385-6352 19/22p ______________________ 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







_______________________ SERVICES SERVICES Ritchie’s Painting Co. Professional Interior/ Exterior Commercial & Residential Painting. Spray Painting & Cabinet Refinishing. Call Jason in Viking, AB today for a future estimate - Cell: 780-2540166 or Home: 780-2540700. ______________________ Roy’s Handyman Services. Flooring, trim work, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780-662-0146 or 780-2323097 ______________________ Straight Line Fencing Custom Fencing - All types. Mini Trackhoe excavation for water, sewer, etc. We also remove old fencing. Clearing of bush. Also selling Liquid Feed. Mark Laskosky 780990-7659 ______________________

FORELLE BY MUSTAFA professional painting services and residential repainting. 587-938-4755 TM17-20p ______________________ DB LANDSCAPING for Fences and Decks, Yard and Skid Steer Services. Call Dustin at 780-919-7743 TM12tfnc ______________________ J.D. Construction Ltd. Commercial, Farm, Home, Siding, Soffit Fascia, Roofing, Styrofoam Form Basements WINDOWS & DOORS Government Certified for Energy Rebates 43 Years in Business Journeyman Carpenters For Assured Service, Call: Dennis Bird 780-385-5689 Jeff Bird 780-390-0269 Shawn Bird 780-385-1196 Glen McDonald 780-336-2360 18/29p _______________________ WANTED WANTED Massey Ferguson 925 or Badger BN1005 9 ft. haybine for parts. Call: 780-437-7672 (home) or 780-499-2770 (cell). TM18-21p ______________________ Looking to purchase a Scooter. Phone 780-3850598 18/19p

14 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Third grader Aiden Chopping honourary Principal of Lamont Elementary Aiden Chopping earned the right to be the principal of Lamont Elementary for the morning of Friday, May 11. He was the highest fundraiser for the school Spell-a-thon which was organized by the Friends of Lamont Society. The fund-raising efforts are going toward a play-

ground replacement project. Students raised money by having a pledge sheet for the amount of correct words spelled. Aiden earned $605 which was the most in the entire school. His grade 3 class was also the winners of an ice cream party for raising the most money as a class, $2,250.

As the principal, Mr Chopping decided to have a movie afternoon and brought in a special treat for all the students. There were Smarties or suckers for the students and scones for the staff. He visited all the classrooms to tell them that he expected them to do a lot of hard work and he would be checking in

with the teachers. He surprised the students with a special announcement of an extra long recess. Aiden was the soccer supervisor to make sure the students played fair and followed the rules. The displaced Principal Judy Anderson said, " he will be a tough act to follow."

Bruderheim Lions receive $175,000 for community park MAUREEN SULLIVAN The Bruderheim Lions Club was successful in their application for a $175,000 grant from Alberta Culture, and received their cheque from MLA Jessica Littlewood on Friday, May 11. The grant goes toward the Bruderheim Multi Cultural Community Park project, which will be located next to the fairgrounds. Lion Shelly McCrae was very happy to receive the funds and said, "that along with

lot's of fundraising we will begin ground breaking this fall. Lions Club is thrilled we can be part of this project."

e SqueethezMOST out of your advertising dollars Place your ad here 12345 wide $ AND province with a combined circulation of over 800,000 for only...

995 plus GST/HST

Value Ad Network Deputy Mayor Pat Lee, Lion Darby Dunn, Lion Jana Semeniuk, MLA Jessica Littlewood, Mayor Karl Hauch, Councillor Patrick Crawford, Lion Shelly McCrae and Councillor/Lion George Campbell.

Ads take approximately 10 days to process

13 INDUSTRIAL LOTS - Thorsby, AB. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Unreserved Auction, June 13 in Edmonton. 0.99 +/- to 2.39+/- Title Acres, Hwy 39 frontage. Jerry Hodge: 780-706-6652; Brokerage: Ritchie Bros. Real Estate Services Ltd.; _______________________________ LAKEFRONT PROPERTY - Whitefish Lake, AB. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Unreserved Auction, June 13 in Edmonton. 0.59+/- Title Acres, 1470 +/- sq ft home, 173 +/- ft of lake frontage. Jerry Hodge: 780-706-6652; Brokerage: Ritchie Bros. Real Estate Services Ltd.; _______________________________ 23 GOLF COURSE LOTS - Cranbrook, BC. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Unreserved Auction, June 13 in Edmonton. 23 parcels of recreational/residential real estate in the River's Crossing Golf Course Community. Jerry Hodge: 780-706-6652; Brokerage: Ritchie Bros. Real Estate Services Ltd.; _______________________________ UNRESERVED COLLECTOR BUGGY AND WAGON and Equipment Auction - Mr. Les Shanks of Carvel, Alberta: Sunday May 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Viewing: Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Real Estate: Approximately 3+ acres c/w R2,000 4 level split; 26'x40' quad garage to be sold. Advance and phone bids will be accepted. One of the largest collection of wagons, buggy's, carriages, and parts and accessories anywhere: Vehicles, Tractors, Lawn and Garden, Shop Equipment. Rainbow Liquidators & Auctions - A division of 6 98337 Alberta Ltd. Stony Plain, AB. PH: 780-968-1000; Toll Free: 1-866-968-1001.

and to know that this was a community driven goal to build the park.

Principal for the day, Aiden Chopping

Blanket Alberta _______________________________ AUCTIONS AUCTIONS

Ms. Littlewood stated that is was a pleasure to present the cheque to the Lions because of all the fundraising they did,

These blanket classified ads are produced through a joint agreement by The Community Press, Viking Weekly Review, Lamont Leader, Tofield Mercury and Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA). These ads appear in all AWNA member papers (120 papers) for the cost of $269.00 (+gst) for the first 25 words, $8.00 per word over 25. To place a blanket classified, call a CARIBOU PUBLISHING representative at 780-385-6693 or email



HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT? Other medical conditions that lead to restrictions in walking/dressing? $2,500 yearly tax credit. $40,000 refund cheque/rebates. Disability Tax Credit. Expert Help. Lowest service fee nationwide. 1-844-453-5372. _______________________________ NEW JUST LAUNCHING...Mini Max Profit Cents. World's First Counter top Vending Machine. Selling Top Brand M&M's and Skittles. Protected Territories-Financing-Training. CALL NOW 1-866-668-6629. WEBSITE _______________________________ COMING EVENTS COMING EVENTS

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! Indemand career! Employers have workat-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: or 1-855-768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today! _______________________________ FEED SEED FEEDAND AND SEED

FIREARMS WANTED for June 23rd, 2018 live and online auction. Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns, Militaria, Auction or Purchase. Collections, Estates, individual items. Contact Paul, Switzer's Auction. Toll-free 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 9 4 - 2 6 0 9 , or _______________________________ EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OPPORTUNITIES TRENCHUK CATTLE CO. (In Smoky Lake) currently has 3 positions available. A Class 1 Truck Driver/Farm equipment and A Yard/shop (mechanic) maintenance/repair/farm equipment operator to service trucks/tractors. $25-35/hr. for both positions depending on experience. General Labourer $20-22/hr. Call Willy at 780656-0052 or fax resume to 780-6563962. _______________________________ BUSY GM DEALERSHIP requires Controller/Accounting Manager. Responsible for general office administration and quality assurance, financial reports/audits, banking tasks. Deadline May 31. Email resumes:

Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association 780-434-8746 x228 (toll free 1-800-282-6903) email or stop by this community newspaper

EARLY VARIETIES. Want to be finished combining in August? Go early HRS Wheat, AC Juniper Oats. Busby & Sundre Barley. AAC Peace River Field Peas (earliest yellow pea). Early One Polish Canola (one month earlier); 403-556-2609. _______________________________ CERTIFIED SEED. Go early HRS Wheat. Super hardy Pintail, Winter Wheat, AC Juniper, AC Morgan, AC Mustang & Derby Oats. Busby, Seebe, Sundre Barley. Very early yellow peas. High yielding Silage Peas. Polish Canola. Spring Triticale.; 403-556-2609. _______________________________ HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. "On Farm Pickup" Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252. _______________________________ FOR SALE FOR SALE SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $4,397. Make Money and Save Money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock, ready to ship. Free Info & DVD:; 1-800-567-0404 Ext: 400OT. _______________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING. 37+ colours available at over 55 Distributors. 40 year warranty. 48 hour Express Service available at select supporting Distributors. Call 1-888-2638254.

_______________________________ FOR SALE FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL SPRUCE TREES. 4-6 feet; $35 each. Machine planting: $10/tree (includes bark mulch and fertilizer). 25 tree minimum order. Delivery fee $100-$140/order. Quality guaranteed. 403-820-0961. _______________________________ LOOKING FOR a shop? Post Frame Buildings. AFAB Industries has experience, expertise, reliability and great construction practices. For a free quote, contact Ryan Smith 403-818-0797 or email: _______________________________ REAL ESTATE ESTATE REAL


BLANKET THE PROVINCE with a classified ad. Only $269 (based on 25 words or less). Reach over 110 weekly newspapers. Call NOW for details 1800-282-6903 ext 228; _______________________________ 6000 acres of complete high end cattle & grain operation for sale in Saskatchewan. Manages 2k to 3k cow/calf operation with complete solid infrastructure. 1k acres cultivated. Contact Doug @ 306-716-2671 or _______________________________ SERVICES SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Why suffer employment/licensing loss? Travel/business opportunities? Be embarrassed? Think: Criminal Pardon, US entry waiver. Record purge. File destruction. Free consultation 1-800347-2540;

Here's How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column, and box. Each number can only appear once in each row, column, and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018- 15

Women in Business group to host workshop in Bruderheim JOHN MATHER The Bruderheim Women in Business group will host their first workshop on May 23. The Women Rising program, started in January of this year, is headed up by former Strathcona County mayor, Roxanne Carr. “We’ve had wonderful

support from Bruderheim council in getting this program going,” said Carr. “The town wanted to see support for women in business especially in the rural areas of the County.” The workshop being presented at the Bruderheim Community

Hall will begin at 6 p.m. The topic covered will be ‘Marketing to Attract your Ideal Client’ and will feature guest speaker Carol Roberts. A panel discussion will follow with Jana Seminuk, owner of Janas Grooming in Bruderheim and Hazel Anaka, operator of Babas

and Borscht in Lamont. The workshop is designed to stimulate interest in women throughout the region who want to connect with each other, learn innovative ideas and grow their rural business.

EINP discusses fire management plan in Lamont

Members of Elk Island National Park were at the Lamont Hall to discuss the EINP fire plan and were joined by members of Strathcona FireSmart. L-R Jason Greidanus (Strathcona County), James Cook, Dale Kirkland, Jonathon DeMoor and Catharine Brazeau (Parks Canada) Gordon George (Strathcona County).

plan. Parks Canada reached out to the government of Alberta, Lamont County, Strathcona County, Beaver County, Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations, Metis Nation of Alberta and neighbours of the park among others, when drafting the Elk Island National Park Fire Management Plan. One of the primary purposes in creating controlled burns in the park is to expand grazing areas and decrease potential fuel loads such as tall grass, shrubs, and other combustibles. Actions that reduce the amount of fuel can help minimize the intensity of unplanned wild fires. In the wild, forest fires help to rejuvenate the

forest, clearing old growth and deadfall and allowing new young vegetation to grow and provide food for the wildlife to feed on. In the Aspen Parkland ( a primary ecosystem within the park) it is normal to have a burn of 200 hectares in an average year when no fire suppression takes place. . The best time to do prescribed fires in Elk Island National Park is in the spring and fall because of cured grass. No controlled burns are planned until 2019. The safety of the visitors, property and infrastructure in the park as well as the parks' neighbours are of the utmost concern as well as the welfare of the wildlife.

home. Consider installing a sump pump or zero reverse flow valve in the basement to protect against high groundwater saturation and sewer backup in your home. Ensure items stored in the basement are protected by either keeping them off the floor, or using plastic sealed containers for important paperwork or sentimental items. Things to plan for before a disaster Here are some proactive measures that can be

put in place before a disaster 1. Keep all important hard copy documents such as passports, birth certificates deeds and wills in a safety deposit box. Failing that make sure you have the originals or copies off site. 2. Take original photos or videos of your home and business and contents. This will help with the claim process in the event of a disaster. Also itemize new goods or assets located within the building each year when you renew your insur-

ance policy. 3. Prepare an emergency contact list of people to call and keep it offsite. This list should include trusted friends and family, business partners, insurers and anyone else you might need to contact in an emergency. 4. Routinely inspect your home for areas that could cause problems in a disaster. Pay particular attention to the roof, windows and sump pump. 5. Have your insurer on speed dial in the event of an emergency.

Aware of Shelter in Place




Certified Seed For Sale Wheat: CWRS - AAC Brandon - improved FHB resistance - excellent standability CWSWS - AC Sadash - in demand by milling and ethanol industries Yellow Peas: CDC Meadow, AAC Lacombe 6-Row Feed Barley: Trochu - Great option for grain or forage Amisk - Improved stability, bushel weight 2-Row Malt Barley: CDC Copeland - Strong demand by malting companies.

Pioneer Hi-Bred Canola RR: 45H33 - Consistent Performance 45CS40 - Double stack variety with both clubroot and sclerotinia resistance 45CM36 - Straight cut variety with clubroot resistance, SOLD OUT


** Call For Prices **







from 2015



22% 13%




Evacuation Readiness

Prepared for

Primary Info Source in Emergencies

Trees stand like burnt matchsticks after a wildfire raced through the wilderness area north of Lamont on Range Road 204 north of Township Road 562 on May 13. Ash litters the hillside looking like fresh snow in contrast to the green pasture land in the foreground. The fire flared up again during the evening of May 13 and warm temperatures with gusty winds fanned the flames. Several families in the area were evacuated from their homes.

45H76 - Newest variety in the Clearfield system, high yield potential More straight cut and clubroot varieties available

Emergency Preparedness Survey Results


Preparing for the Flood Hazard Season in Alberta Spring weather in Alberta is a time for melting snow, increased surface water and occasionally extreme weather events. Floods are the most frequent natural hazard in Alberta and can occur at any time in the year. You do not need to live near a river to be affected. Ensure melting snow piles are away from basement windows and doors. Put weather protection sealant around basement windows and the base of ground level doors, if accessible. Install the drainage for downspouts a sufficient distance from your residence or ensure spouts drain away from the


Continued from Page 6



local FireSmart representative was also present to inform residents of what actions they could take to reduce the risk of wildfire spreading on their property. The park has been doing controlled burns since the 1970s in the park and are in the process of updating their


MAUREEN SULLIVAN Elk Island National Park held a information night at the Lamont Hall on Wednesday May 2. The purpose of the evening was to get word out about their fire management plan in the park, what it is, why they do it and how? Strathcona County's

Somewhat to Very Prepared


Somewhat to Very Prepared

Be Safe, Informed & Prepared Free Resources: dǁŝƩĞƌ͗ @NRCAER | Website:

KITTLE FARMS LTD. Phone: 780-336-2583 Cell: 780-385-4900 Box 296, Viking, AB T0B 4N0

Dealer for Brett Young Forage Seed

16 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 16 Leader  

May 16, 2018 Lamont Leader

May 16 Leader  

May 16, 2018 Lamont Leader