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Canada’s Environment Minister impresses students Michelle Pinon Editor
It wasn’t the first time Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna had visited Elk Island National Park, (EINP) on Friday morning, and it probably won’t be her last. She also made a lasting impression on local students from Lamont Elementary School who happened to be enjoying a field trip at the same time as the minister’s visit. McKenna was impressed with the students, and asked them many questions during her time in the park. She also was impressed with all of the infrastructure changes, extensive programs and activities EINP has to offer visitors. She encouraged the students to visit at least one national park during this special 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. McKenna told the students about the free Parks Pass, and encouraged them to download the Parks Canada app. to learn more about our wonderful country, history, and culture. “It’s important to protect our animals and biodiversity,” she said and was excited to share her experience of seeing the bison at Banff National Park, the bison that were shipped there from EINP several months ago.
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Catherine McKenna does the good old fashioned pinky swear with the students during her brief visit to one of Canadaʼs national treasures at EINP.
STAN CHOLAK PHOTO
The Northern Lights were shining and dancing in full splendor late Saturday and early Sunday morning. Andrew photographer Stan Cholak shot this mesmerizing photograph which was posted on Facebook for followers to admire.
Some of the Grade 5 students from Lamont Elementary School couldnʼt resist hamming it up for the cameras during the bison interpretation program at Elk Island National Park on Friday, May 26.
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Alberta teachers ratify new two year agreement Michelle Pinon Editor
After months of negotiations Alberta teachers recently signed a new two year agreement. Trina Boymook, Chair of Elk Island Public Schools, (EIPS), told The Lamont Leader the deal will cover the period between September 1,
2016 to August 21, 2018. “We are pleased to have ratified the agreement and to move forward with our teachers in helping achieve growth and success for all students,” stated Boymook. EIPS employs approximately 219 parttime teachers and 840 full-time teachers. In an online vote conducted from May 11-14,
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teachers voted 78 per cent in favour of accepting the deal, according to a press release from the Alberta Teachers Association. “In a time when there is absolutely no money available for salary increases, we were able to make gains that will cost the school boards very little, yet improve the working lives of teachers,” stated
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And So,The Adventure Begins Andrew Graduating Class of 2017
Best Wishes In Your Future Endeavors, Village of Andrew, Mayor, Council & Staff
Wishing The Andrew Grad Class Best Wishes for Success In Your Future Endeavours, Colleen Holowaychuk, Elk Island Public Schools Trustee
And So, The Adventure Begins Hats Off To Our 2017 Grads!! From The STaff of Andrew School
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Opinion Letter to the Editor: World’s most respected climate skeptics Dear Editor, The Business Insider compiled a list of the world’s “Ten MostRespected Global Warming Skeptics.” The names include Freeman Dyson, William Happer, Myron Ebell, Kiminori Itoh, Ivar Giaever, and Michael Crichton. Dyson and Happer are Princeton scientists and members of the U.S. government’s elite scientific advisory group known as JASON. Ebell is the respected academic that President Trump named to transition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Itoh
is a professor at Yokohama University who served as an expert reviewer on the UN’s Climate Panel. Giaever is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who says global warming is pseudoscience and a new religion. Michael Crichton is the author of a long list of bestselling books that include Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, and State of Fear. He passed away from lymphoma, but due to the enormous popularity of his fiction and nonfiction books, he remains an important popularizer of scientific
ideas. The record of his testimony at the U.S. Senate and his many speeches continue to resonate throughout the climate debate. Crichton believed that the people who talk most about climate alarmism don’t know very much about it. He said that even he himself originally believed everything he heard in the media about climate change. It was only after he decided to carefully research the subject for a book that he encountered the lack of hard evidence behind it all. Crichton said there are
Two weeks ago my son phoned saying that someone “jacked” (stole) his keys when he was walking through a busy hallway to his next class at school. It was possible his lanyard got caught on something or someone, or maybe just a prank. We will probably never know, but I worried someone might steal or vandalize the car, and called the AMA a few hours later to make arrangements to have the vehicle towed to our residence. I explained to the roadside assistance representative what happened to the best of my knowledge, and that I would have more peace of mind if the car was towed instead of having it remain by the school, and was going to proceed listing off the digits off of my AMA membership.
I was informed that because I was neither the driver or passenger in the vehicle, I would not be eligible for assistance. I told the representative that I was the registered owner of the vehicle, and the person insured with the vehicle. I was also informed that because the membership only applies to the person in the drivers or passenger seat, and I was neither in this circumstance, that I was not eligible for any assistance. I still have trouble trying to understand the reasoning behind the policy. When I asked what the point of having a membership was if I could not utilize it, the AMA representative restated what the policy actually said. I said the policy made no logical or practical sense, and hung up the phone no further ahead than I
was before. The keys were never returned to the school office or my son, so I had to search for the dealership that could get a key cut, and make special arrangements to get another key cut the following day. The worry and uneasy feeling still remains in the back of my mind. This experience reminds me that sometimes being honest can totally backfire, and I have to keep living according to my values, no matter how unfavourable the outcome can be. There is a measure of comfort that the trait of honesty has been prized for centuries. Shakespeare once wrote, “Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honour, I lose myself.”
two things—and only two things—about global warming that are sure: first, despite the computer climate models, nobody knows for sure how much warming may or may not occur; second, nobody has proven the precise contribution of the numerous factors involved in warming— solar activity, carbon dioxide, volcanoes, clouds, rotational changes, ocean cycles, etc. Crichton dismissed the computer climate change models, saying they are unreliable and dependent upon what’s called a “personal component of assessment.” “Really,” Crichton said incredulously, pointing out that self-assessment and self-validation are
not okay in other matters of scientific research, including pharmaceuticals. “It’s not okay for the [drug]maker to self-validate,” he said. “[Verification] has to be done by somebody on the outside.” Crichton said the real science behind global warming is so weak that if it were a corporation, no one could buy it because there would be no way for anyone to conduct a “due diligence” review. He said the validity of what the climate alarmists are saying simply can’t be verified. When asked to comment on the so-called scientific consensus on climate change, Crichton was clear: “Consensus is invoked only in situa-
tions where the science is not solid…. Nobody says the consensus of scientists agrees that E=MC2. Nobody says the consensus is that the sun is 93 million miles away. It would never occur to anyone to speak that way. The claim of consensus has been... a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had. There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.” David Avram Grassroots Alberta
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Opinion MLA’s concerned about implications of newly signed Alberta Teacher’s Assocation agreement Dear Editor, The Alberta Teacher’s Association (ATA) recently came to an agreement with the government on a renewed employment contract for teachers across Alberta. This deal is retroactive to September 1, 2016 and runs through to August 31, 2018. There are thousands of excellent teachers across Alberta. The vast majority of these individuals go above and beyond to ensure that our children receive both an excellent education and opportunities to engage in a variety of extracurricular activities. The new deal imposes a cookie cutter approach which does not respect the differences between a rural and urban school. In short, if the school suffers and ceases to exist it will have serious negative
implications for the community at large. The new agreement between the province and the ATA will cap instructional hours at 907 hours per teacher each year and total assignable time at 1200 hours per year. Assignable time includes supervising lunch hours and recesses, coaching sports teams, arranging and organizing concerts, attending parent teacher interviews, and running extracurricular student clubs. This means that teachers will only be allowed to spend 293 hours over the entire school year on these important tasks. While this cap may work for urban schools it does not work in a rural setting. Rural school boards understand the importance of field trips and work experience pro-
grams. They recognize that teachers have always gone above and beyond for students and work hard to keep the culture of the school positive. What will happen to the school spirit and student morale if important programs are cut or if football, basketball or other school activities are no longer offered? When a rural school teacher attends a tournament it often means leaving on a Friday at noon and not returning until Sunday night. If the teacher does not volunteer their time for the trip this would mean they burned through 54 hours of assignable time attending one single tournament. There simply will not be enough assignable hours to run all of the extracurricular activities that benefit rural students and par-
ents. If no teacher wishes to volunteer their time to prepare for a Christmas concert or to coach a basketball team, these options may not be available in many schools. The hard caps on both instructional and assignable time do not respect the reality of small schools distributed across Alberta which may have only two or three teachers. Many rural school boards have experienced a decrease in funding from last year and these hard caps only magnify what is already a challenging environment. Urban schools and rural schools operate in very different circumstances. So what does this really mean for rural schools? * Less time for teachers to prepare * Fewer programs offered to students
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* More small school closures And, while the government and the ATA are very proud of their new deal, we remain gravely concerned about the implications for rural
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Douglas Wever of Andrew, AB on May 16, 2017. He is mourned by his wife Mary, daughters Veronica, Debbie, Jenny and Patsy, his father Anson, brothers Dan and Steve, and sisters Wendy and Shelley. Paul was predeceased by his mother Kathleen and daughter Lisa. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten. A celebration of Paulʼs life will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Serenity Funeral Service, 9914 – 103 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB.
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From Where I Sit: The Real Question
By Hazel Anaka Regular readers of this column know I very seldom name names. I’ve always felt my immediate family is fair game but anyone else is off limits. This time that changes. A bit of backstory. From Where I Sit first appeared in the Two
Hills Chronicle in April 2002. A few months later when it became clear I was the only one holding up the handshake agreement, I withdrew. It also meant the column needed a new home. I approached Joanne Paltzat, owner of The Triangle and a new relationship was born in January 2003. About the same time, an Andrew guy, Nick Palamarchuk called me to say I should submit my writing to the Athabasca University student publication, The Voice. Both of us were enrolled in university courses at the time. Four editors later, I continue to write for this weekly. In January 2014 the column began appearing in The Lamont Leader. Through it all, my MO has been the same. Write what I want and let it go. Other than one piece of
hate (snail) mail in the early days, the to-myface response has been pleasant, affirming, humbling. And surprising. Because I’ve already let it go, I’m always taken aback when people reference the content and say how much they enjoy it. Incidentally, advice to writers is mixed. Some experts say write for yourself. And maybe that’s why you often see recurring themes /issues /neuroses running through a lifetime of work. Other experts say write for your ‘ideal reader.’ That’s sounds a bit calculated, but makes sense when marketing a manuscript to a particular demographic or genre publisher. A few weeks ago I got a heart-warming voice mail from Dennis Maschmeyer of Bruderheim. During a longer, follow-up call I learned he loves my
work and was especially touched by a particular column. He also praised my parenting. He shared that he’s a widower and has chosen Live as his one perfect word. He told me about a recent AHS Digital Storytelling project he was involved in. He took copies of that column to this tiny group of people and shared it with them. In the spine-tingling, serendipitous way of the world, Karen Klak was also in that AHS patient advisor group. She met Hilary during the heartbreaking journey of her daughter’s Haley health struggles and death. Hilary was working at the Stollery at the time and the family was grateful for her efforts to create some wonderful family memories for Haley. Karen and Hilary stay in occasional touch eight years later. So, I wrote about something important to
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me that touched Dennis who then shared it with a few strangers, one of whom recognized my surname and made the connection to my daughter. A few group emails between Karen, Hilary and me were full of gratitude for the small, small world we live in and how our lives have inter-
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Last Thursday and Friday students from Lamont Elementary had an opportunity to participate in the Rocks & Rings Curling Program. The program is designed to introduce the Olympic sport of curling to elementary school children. By bringing the curling rink to the school gym the program is able to reach children that would otherwise not have access to the exciting sport of curling. The students participated in various drills, relays and team-building activities are used to introduce students to the sport of curling. The program uses unique indoor floor curling equipment which provides a true curling experience without requiring ice. The Rocks and Rings program is sponsored by Curling Canada and the Egg Farmers of Canada.
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Unions rally outside Canada Place to protest impending closure of rural immigration centre
Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood, far right, was one of nine NDP caucus members who came to show their support for the workers at the Case Processing Centre, (CPC) and to try and convince the federal government to reverse its decision to close the Vegreville office. One of the other guest speakers was Lakeland MP Shannon Stubbs, who has been a strong vocal opponent of the closure and is also advocating on behalf of the employees at the CPC
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More than 125 workers gathered outside Canada Place along Jasper Ave and 97 Street during lunch hour Thursday afternoon to attend the Supporting Alberta Communities Rally. The rally, organized by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, (PSAC), and the Canada Employment and Immigration Union, was held to protest the impending closure of the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville and move it to that building at an estimated cost of $46.6 million. “Despite the pleas to reverse the decision from every stakeholder involved, this government is determined to move forward with their plans to crush this rural Alberta community,” stated Marianne Hladun, Regional Executive Vice President of the PSAC Prairie Region. “We’ve attempted to work with the Immigration Minister to come up with a solution that meets the government’s goals and benefits, but he (Ahmed Hussen) isn’t interested.”
The Case Processing Centre in Vegreville has operated there for more than 20 years, and employs approximately 250 workers, equivalent to around five per cent of the town’s population. Two of the guest speakers were Lakeland MP Shannon Stubbs, and Fort SaskatchewanVegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood. MLA Littlewood took a break from session at the Legislature, along with eight of her NDP caucus colleagues to show their support, alongside members from the CEIU, PSAC, Alberta Federation of Labour, United Food Commercial Workers and Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Also on
hand for the rally were Vegreville town councillors Marielle Brodziak and David Berry. Littlewood told the crowd they need to keep repeating the message not to close the CPC. She said when the Liberal government came to power, they wanted to renew relationships with workers in Canada, but they’re not. She stated: “They’re doing just the opposite. They’re coming in and taking stable jobs that support families out in rural Alberta, and they’re moving them away. We are so thankful, to be fair to our Edmonton neighbours, for supporting us, but we need these jobs in small rural towns, especially when we have a
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downturn in the economy where we have one parent that’s possibly lost their job in a downturn in our energy focused economy. “We have so many mom’s that work at this centre and have kids in our schools there, that have kids in hockey, that have their kids in dance, and this would substantively change their lives, having to spend an extra
three hours going back and forth from Edmonton. It makes no sense. How would they afford that? How would they afford parking? It would be a totally different life these people would be living. “So when I stand and talk about this in the Legislature, it’s to make sure this is on everybody’s radar…you know I want people to go back
to talking about what Vegreville is known for, things like tourism, its amazing community spirit, not just this one issue of losing these jobs. This is not what Vegrevillle is about, and so I’m grateful to be part of a government that fights for public jobs.” Cont’d on Page 11
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Lakeland MP urges crowd to lobby all Liberal MP’s to fight closure Cont’d from Page 7 A lady in the crowd asked if they could get a “shout out” for other elected officials like Brian Jean and Jason Kenney, since this is a “non-partisan issue,” and they have also been standing behind the Respect Vegreville campaign. MLA Littlewood obliged the request, before stating that she and her NDP colleagues would continue to stand behind public service jobs like nurses and teachers….”But we need you to hear we are fighting in the Legislature, at rallies, and going door to door. I’d like to thank all the workers and folks for coming out. Lets keep
fighting on in solidarity with our workers.” Hladun also thanked the other unions for attending the rally, and pointed out that this fight is about “everyone working together” and “opening the discussion” as she feels it is the only way they are going to win this battle. Lakeland MP Shannon Stubbs vowed to continue to bring all her efforts to fight to reverse this closure. “This is a not a partisan issue. It’s about what’s right or wrong, and recently you’ve probably seen the federal government, among other things, has been lying about the costs; and the costs to close the
office in Vegrevile and operate out of Edmonton will cost many millions more. And so what I’d say if we can’t even believe the one consistent thing they’ve been saying for the past seven months, that this decision would save money, how can we believe anything else they’ve said. The reason it’s so important for all of you to be here today is that the deliberate removal, which is unnecessary, unfounded, and was done without consultation, is the equivalent of removing 55,000 jobs from Edmonton. Fiftyfive thousand jobs from Edmonton. That’s the impact on the Town of
Vegreville. But now what you’ve also probably seen now is that the federal government, because of all of us, has been caught in their lie about the costs and are doubling down on their desperate attacks on the workers in Vegreville, saying they don’t have the capacity or they haven’t been performing, which is completely and utterly false-
hoods… They’ve been told by senior department officials they’re one of the highest performing, exemplary model offices, about the job they’ve been doing.” Stubbs said they will continue to counter the claims, and keep fighting to keep the workers and their jobs in Vegreville. She urged the representatives in attendance to urge their contacts, fami-
lies and friends to contact elected officials in Liberal ridings across the country to urge their minister to reverse this decision because they will ensure they face political consequences for what happens in Vegreville. She added that their efforts would be a huge help and aide their efforts to stop the decision, and urged them to stand together.
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Local connection to NAIT record breaking 1984-’85 squad inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame
Back Row (from left to right): Bruce Watson (Manager), Brenn Leach, KenGoodwin, Mike Spencer, Darryl Bokenfohr (Assistant Coach), Ross Kenny, Dave Simmons, Gary Leach, Scott Melnyk, Brian Stein (Communications/Public Relations) Middle Row (from left to right): Patti Dahl (Trainer), Perry Pearn (Head Coach), Dr. Bill McBride (Team Doctor), Rick Yaschyshyn (Trainer), Don Simpson, Ron Amyotte, Hugh McCaskill, Garth Hayes, Sid Cranston, Kevin Stapleton, John Phelan (Assistant Coach), Paul St. Cyr (AssistantCoach), Wayne Perkins (Assistant Coach), Cindy Schultheiss (Trainer). Front Row (from left to right): Cleo Rowein, Murray Melnyk, Mark Schultz, Kevin Imrie, Tom Tookey, Jamie Bartman, Gary Haddon, MikeTookey, Randy Repchuk, Jeff Lastiwka. Michelle Pinon Editor
The 1984-’85 NAIT Ooks were inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, May 26 in Red Deer. Two members of the award winning team, Scott and Murray Melnyk, were on hand for the annual induction banquet and ceremony which celebrates Alberta’s rich sport heritage. Scott, who resides near Bruderheim, said 2017 is the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum’s 60th anniversary. The Melnyks were two of around 14 of the team members on hand for the gala which had more than 600 people in attendance. “It is quite and honour and very humbling,” said Scott. The team was the first varsity national hockey champions from Western Canada to have a true, or complete perfect season with 25 wins in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season, five victories in the ACAC playoffs and three triumphs at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCNA) National Hockey Championships in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The team had 33 wins in 33 regular
season and post season outings, has the most wins of the five men’s national hockey champions from the CCAA, U Sports, and NCAA to have winning percentage of 1.000. They were also the first team to defeat a university team in its national championship season. Even though it had been 32 years since that squad played together, it was like old times, like they had never been apart. While the Melnyks had played on several hockey teams before and after that award winning, record breaking season, they were never more committed to each other - and as close both on and off the ice - than when they played that special, magical season. Scott said the players had a unique bond with each other. “It was like a brotherhood.” They were commrades and friends everywhere they went. That season was also special because they had the opportunity to play in Europe, and won an international tournament. Admittedly, he said, “The best part of hockey is the dressing room.” Scott loved all the chirping and socializing, and things that happened there. Scott said his brother Murray was his inspiration growing
up and the catalyst to try out for the NAIT team. He also praises his father for all of his encouragement and support. “When I was two-years-old my Dad built a rink, and I played with my older brother.” Scott was also happy he could all attend the induction gala. Hard work, respect and honesty were three of the things hockey taught him over the years, and Scott says he tried to instil those values as a coach. The father of two has many great memories to share and a new honour which he will cherish for the rest of his life.
Members of the 1984-ʼ85 NAIT Ooks gathered for a team photo after the induction ceremony on Friday.
Scott Melnyk, and his daughter Amara, attended the 2017 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame induction Ceremony in Red Deer on Friday, May 26. Scottʼs older brother Murray also played on the 1984-ʼ85 NAIT Ooks.
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Local firefighters help raise over $6,700 for Darrell’s Divas and Dudes MS team Michelle Pinon Editor
“Once a firefighter; always a firefighter.” Those were the words of Darrell Katan, former Bruderheim firefighter and resident, who was surrounded by family and friends Sunday, May 28 for the Jayman BUILT MS Walk at the Rossdale Community Field. Even though Katan had to cut his volunteer firefighting and policing career short because of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), he considers himself to be a lucky man, and is always grateful for any support he receives whether it’s through the MS Walk, his advocacy work as a facilitator with the MS Society, membership with the newly formed Toastmasters group for people with brain injuries in Edmonton, or the challenges of everyday life. Darrell says he always loved the training, experience and camaraderie of being a firefighter, is always excited and happy to be reunited with some of his former firefighting mates when the fundraiser rolls around each year. Darrell is always grateful to Dave Calder, who recruited him to the Bruderheim Fire Dept. where he served for more than a decade. Now, Dave’s son Scott is heavily involved with the fundraiser along with other firefighters from Lamont, Bruderheim and Fort Saskatchewan. Altogether, there are around 20 people who are members of Darrell’s Divas and Dudes. He can’t thank team members enough as well as his wife Jackie. “I couldn’t have asked for a better woman,” says Darrell of his spouse of 29 years. Jackie said they decided to put a team together for the walk the same year Darrell was diagnosed in 2014. “Initially we were trying to get involved, meet new people and stay positive; the diagnosis for both of us was a
game changer. I started recruiting to the team by pulling out our address book and calling people. A good ratio of the first walk group has remained on the team, but over the past three years we’ve welcomed several new walkers.” She went on to say, “What I found really interesting is that everyone on our team either has a close relative or friend that suffers from one form of MS. I learned we’re not isolated and as alone as I once thought we were, and I also learned that we are blessed to have such supportive friends and family.” In three short years, Darrell’s Divas and Dudes have raised more than $25,000 for the MS Society, and Jackie believes the team will continue to grow for years to come. “As researchers across Canada and the world are now focusing on Primary Progressive MS (Darrell’s form of the disease, which only about 10 per cent of the MS population has), I feel it’s our duty to keep up the pace with fundraising to advance treatment. Currently, there is no magic pill for this form of the disease. “There are medications used by doctors to help elevate some symptoms like muscle speciosity and pain; but beside that not much else is out there for Primary Progressive MS. We might not be able to see any treatment for Darrell, but if we can help to advance treatment for someone else we need to do as much as we can to help,” points out Jackie. “I like to be an advocate for people who have been diagnosed,” adds Darrell, who is also interested in helping educate the public about MS. Darrell attends regular MS meetings and makes regular hospital visits to patients with MS. He recently was
accepted to be part of a clinical trial for cognitive memory and is experimenting with an exoskeleton, a piece of equipment which helps his legs to move at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. Darrell is hoping that through research and program development, more advances and a cure may one day be found for the disease. Jackie has been by his side through all of the ups and downs, and advises spouses and partners to be as involved as they can. “Go along to the doctor appointments and be the note taker; ask questions of the specialists, be supportive, and learn as much as you can. The MS Society offers a course for people who are newly diagnosed and their family members. I highly recommend attending, reaching out for advocacy and help was the best thing I did. As a spouse I learned that if you’re not a caregiver now, you may be at some point and it’s important to also take care of yourself (mental and physical health).” Getting together for the MS Walk is “like a celebration,” and Darrell finds the experience to be “very humbling and heartwarming,” and would like to personally thank anyone and everyone who have contributed in some way. “I try and make every day a good day,” says Darrell, who is an inspiration to everyone he knows and meets.
Darrell Katan, former firefighter and resident of Bruderheim, (sitting on scooter), is surrounded by some of his dudes and divas who helped raise awareness and funds during the annual MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Walk in Edmonton.
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This Week On The Web: Boy okay after waterpark accident Plinko record setter goes viral over excitement
We can all be honest with ourselves and know that each and every one of us has always dreamed of playing the game Plinko on The Price is Right. It’s an iconic game, and one they don’t roll out very often. Ryan Belz has always dreamed of bidding one dollar on the opening bids on the show, and when he was called down, his enthusiasm was eruptive. Winning on that dollar bid seemed like enough for Belz, until they unveiled that he was going to play Plinko. After winning each and every chip for the game, with some overthe-top celebrating, Belz proceeded to hit the 10,000 dollar centre slot three times. In the end, he broke the old record of $30,500 and scored himself $31,500. Belz later admitted that his job at Target helped him pick correct answers to win the chips for the game. The video has gone viral as people not only enjoyed seeing somebody win that much money, but to watch Belz’s pure joy and excitement in doing so. Dubai rolls out new Robot Cop
ble of responding to all of your motions and questions. The robot stands at five feet tall, and has a touchscreen display right in its chest so you have an easy way to report any crimes you witness or pay any fines you may have for traffic violations. They also can chase criminals, and can be operated remotely or move autonomously. Knowing these robots cannot solve complex crimes, Dubai officials believe these robots will help keep the city safe, and have plans for smart cop stations, where no human employees are needed. Boy launched off of waterslide in California A 10-year-old boy is
going home with a scarring experience and physical evidence to prove it.
The child was at an outdoor waterpark in Dublin, California, called The Wave Park. He decided to go on a 48-foot tall slide called the Emerald Plunge, which is a near-vertical, curved slide that doesn’t take long to get through, but takes a bit of courage. As the boy got to the half pipe at the end of slide, used to slow down the speedy adrenaline goers, he slipped over
Park authorities have stated that they followed all manufacturers guidelines for the ride, but will
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the edge and then bounced across the cement below. He was immediately taken to a first aid tent, where they found he had some scratches and bruises, and was then taken to the hospital for a closer inspection by his parents. This all happened on the waterpark’s grand opening for the summer season, and the Emerald Plunge, along with another tall ride, were shut down until further notice.
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Classifieds ________________________ COMING EVENTS EVENTS COMING ________________________ VIKING FARMERS MARKET Regular market 2 - 4 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 8, and 15. June 15 - serving pie for Father’s Day week. Vikings in the Streets Market Saturday, June 17 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. No market June 22. Regular market June 29. Contact Evelyn at 780-592-2431 or Irene 780-336-4707. 11tfnc ________________________ Viking Alliance Church Perennial Plant Exchange and Giveaway Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For info call Tricia 780-688-3675 20-21c ________________________ BARDO CEMETERY CLEANUP, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Cleanup at 10 am with AGM to follow. Please bring bagged lunch. Contact: Lawrence 780-6797315 TM21-22c ________________________ Viking Minor Hockey Annual General Meeting & Early Registration Night June 15, 2017 @ 7pm at the Viking Hall. Attendance is mandatory to receive a discount on 2017/18 fees. 20-23c ________________________ Cowboy church with Doug Rawling and “The Caraganas” 10:30 am, Sunday, June 4th @ the Tofield Community Hall. TM21c ________________________ Beaverhill Bird Observatory Big Birding Breakfast June 3 and 4 - Crepes, bird banding, Nature walk, kids crafts and more. Pre-register at www.beaverhillbirds.com TM21p ________________________ Senior Week Supper Friday, June 2, 2017, Viking Seniors Centre, 6 p.m. $15 per person. Reservations appreciated 780-336-4749. Entertainment - Door Prizes. Everyone Welcome. 20-21c ________________________ Tofield/Ryley & Area Senior’s Day! “What’s on your Bucket List?” When: Monday, June 5th. Where: Tofield Community Hall. Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. Tickets: $5 (deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, June 1st). Tickets can be purchased at the FCSS office, Dollar & More, and the Beaver County Office. Breakfast will be provided. Phone FCSS for any questions 780-662-7067. TM21c ________________________
________________________ COMING E VENTS COMING EVENTS ________________________ Lornedale Cemetary Cleanup 10 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2017. 21p ________________________ There will be a bridal shower for Krista Lansing at the Viking Elk’s Hall on June 10 from 3-5 p.m. Everyone welcome. 21-22c ________________________ Bruce Cemetery Day Monday, June 12, 1 p.m. Meeting to follow at Community Center. Bring a friend. 21-22p ________________________ The Annual General Meeting of the Viking Community Foundation will be held June 1st at 7pm at the Viking School. All members and interested public are welcome to attend. 20-21c ________________________ FOR RENT RENT FOR ________________________ Viking - Triplex 5022 58th Ave. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Close to hospital. $800 per month plus utilities. No smoking. No pets. 587-256-0430 01tfnc ________________________ For Rent in Chipman - 3 bedroom mobile home. Call 780-405-2511 for more info. LL07tfnc ________________________ House for rent in Ryley 5024 - 52 Ave. 2 bedroom, no smoking and no pets. $500/month plus utilities. Call 780-688-3626. TM20-21p ________________________ For Rent in Viking. 3 bedroom house with 1 bedroom basement suite. Dbl detached garage. Can be rented as a separate suite. $1100/month plus utilities. Call or text 780-717-6783. CP20-21c ________________________ 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 ________________________ Approx 100 acres pasture for rent by tender, NE11-5017-W4, 1 year term, fences to be maintained by the renter. Mail tender to Beaver Heritage Ag Society, Pasture Tender, Box 147, Ryley, AB. T0B4A0. Closing date for tenders May 31, 2017. For more details please call 780-996-2580. TM20-21c
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________________________ FOR SALE SALE FOR ________________________ Green & yellow peas, fababeans and wheat seed for sale. Call: 780-405-8089. TM17tfnc ________________________ Mobile Home - Single Wide 1987 Atco 10' x 52', with 2 x adjoined Atco trailers 24' x 52' total in a 'T' shape. 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, open living and dining room. Cost $1,000, obo and complete removal of all three trailers. Phone 780-318-0679 for pictures or site visit. TM19-22p ________________________ GARAGE SALE GARAGE SALE ________________________ Garage Sale – Fair weather Days! Many household and ACREAGE related items. Beginning June 1st sales will begin from noon – 5 pm and will be held every day when there is FAIR WEATHER! Location: Wildwood Village Subdivision 52009 Range Road 214. 6.5 kms south of the Wye Road. Watch for my one and ONLY gate sign! You can view items on the Tofield Buy and Sell website. Please call before you come in case of conflict: 780-922-1949. TM21p ________________________ HELP WANTED WANTED HELP ________________________ Caregiver needed for adult male with Down Syndrome. To provide day to day support Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Must provide a criminal check and have first aid certification. Call 780-662-3312 for more info. TM19-22p ________________________ Waterfowl hunting guide in Tofield/Vegreville area. September and October 2017 position available, $4,000-$6,000/month. Some experience required. Evenings and weekends. Room and board provided. Contact Blaine Burns at Black Dog Outfitters 780203-2876 or email@example.com, check it out at www.blackdogoutfitters.ca TM13-22p ________________________ Live in housekeeper. Light cooking, housekeeping duties. Prefer a lady 65-70 years of age. Non-smoker, non-drinker. Room and board included. Wage negotiable. Acreage in Tofield area. Please send resume to: Box 1541, Vegreville, AB T9C 1S7. TM15-22p
________________________ LIVESTOCK LIVESTOCK ________________________ Short horned bulls for sale. Polled, semen tested, optimal birth weights. Delivery available. Call Shepalta Farm at 780-679-4719. CP15tfnc ________________________ Purebred Angus Bulls For Sale. Yearling and 2 yr old, Red & Black. Call 780-9869088 LL13-21p ________________________ For Sale - Two 2 yr old Purebred Black Angus bulls. Low birth weights. Semen tested. Call for more details 780-385-4411 or 780336-2011. Leave message if no answer. CP14tfn ________________________ Bulls For Sale. QUIET twoyear-olds and yearlings, black angus bulls, and black baldie bulls available. Semen tested. 780-632-1961 or 780-632-1104 LL13-21p ________________________ Purebred Salers Bulls. White, tan, red and black. Scattered Spruce Salers. 780-768-2284 or Cell: 780208-0199. 08-21c ________________________ REAL ESTATE ESTATE REAL ________________________ Restaurant for Sale. 9,000 sq ft building in Sedgewick plus 3 lots 25x100. Dinning room and lounge - 140 seats plus opportunity for additional living space. Call 780384-3600. Serious inquiries only! CP27tfnc ________________________ SERVICES SERVICES ________________________ Roy’s Handyman Services. Flooring, trim work, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780-662-0146 or 780-2323097. TMtfn ________________________ Wipf’s Greenhouse. Greenhouse, Bedding Plants, Vegetables, Free Range Eggs. Located on RR 180, TWP 473 - 1/2 mile west on TWP 473. Monday - Saturday, 8 am - 8 pm. Closed Wednesday evenings. Phone: 780-385-8389 or 780-385-4934. 15-21c ________________________ Massage and Reflexology 1 hour treatments. Call: Marge 780-662-3066. TM35tfnc ________________________ DB LANDSCAPING, yard & skid steer services. Call Dustin 780-919-7743. Thanks! TM17tfnc ________________________
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________________________ SERVICES SERVICES ________________________ Carpet and upholstery cleaning - residential and commercial. Truck mount unit, sewer back-up, and flood cleaning. Auto and RV cleaning. Call Glenn and Cindi Poyser, Fancy Shine Auto and Carpet Care at (780) 384-3087, Sedgewick. CPtfn ________________________
PINOY’S CLEANING AND JANITORIAL SERVICES “For all your Cleaning Needs” Residential and Commercial Grass Cutting & Yardwork 780-385-4154 Elizabeth F. Andersen Director/Owner SATISFACTION GUARANTEED 09tfn ________________________ Straight Line Fencing Custom Fencing - All types. We also remove old fencing. Clearing of bush. Also selling Liquid Feed. Mark Laskosky 780-990-7659. tfnc ________________________ Ritchie’s Painting Co. Professional Interior/ Exterior Commercial & Residential Painting. Spray Painting & Cabinet Refinishing. www.ritchiespainting.ca. Call Jason in Viking, AB today for a future estimate - Cell: 780-254-0166 or Home: 780-254-0700. 35tfnc ________________________ Viking - Dog Grooming Service. 20 years experience. Call Lynnette 780-3362411 19-21p ________________________ Continued on Page 14
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Mundare Musical Theatre Classifieds performs Seize the Day Continued from Page _______________________ THANK YOU THANK YOU _______________________ The siblings of Richard (Dick) Allen wish to give appreciation for kind, caring expressions of sympathy extended to us at the time of his recent passing. Your compassion helps to anchor us so we can cherish the special memories. Thank you for thinking of us. Jim (Sonny) & Annette Allen, Ruth & Garry Archibald, Doreen & Gerry Gares, Gerald (Joe) & Rhoda Allen, Fay & Jerry Hafso 21p _______________________
_______________________ THANK YOU THANK YOU _______________________ Thank you to the Tofield Fire Department, neighbors and friends who helped us out. We are grateful to live in this community. The Cameron’s TM21p _______________________ TOGIVE GIVE AWAY TO AWAY _______________________ Free - Six kittens and one mother cat. 1-587-988-6161 21p
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Nikoʼs Dance Team 14th annual Stars of the Future 2016-ʼ17 held their three year-end shows on Saturday, May 27 at the Tofield Arena. The show included guest performances by the Mundare Musical Theatre, (shown above), and the Mundare Ukrainian Group.
Blanket Alberta Ads take approximately 10 days to process _______________________________ AUCTIONS AUCTIONS _______________________________ UNRESERVED ONLINE AUCTION Bob's Backhoe Services Retirement Dispersal, Conquest, Sask. Bids close June 22. Impressive selection industrial equipment processors, screeners, trucks, semi tractors, trailers. Equipment, more! www.mcdougallauction.com. Terry or Riley 1-800-2634193 PL9133. _______________________________ UNRESERVED AUCTION Complete Dispersal of Village Mercantile Antiques. JD tractors, furniture, tools, advertising, tins, showcases, toys, collectibles. 10 a.m., Saturday, June 3, Wainwright, Alberta. 780-842-5666; www.scribnernet.com. _______________________________ MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting and sporting equipment. To consign 780-440-1860. _______________________________ BUSINESS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OPPORTUNITIES IMMACULATE RETIREMENT HOME in quiet community. Liberty Village, Camrose, Alberta, 3930 - 56A St. Close. Priced to sell. Call for more info or to view. 780-672-8460; 780983-2298. _______________________________ EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OPPORTUNITIES 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; www.awna.com. _______________________________ SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: awna.com/for-job-seekers.
_______________________________ EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OPPORTUNITIES MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! Indemand career! Employers have workat-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855-768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today! _______________________________ EQUIPMENT FORSALE SALE EQUIPMENT FOR _______________________________ A-STEEL SHIPPING CONTAINERS. 20', 40' & 53' 40' insulated reefers/freezers. Modifications in offices, windows, doors, walls, as office, living workshop, etc., 40' flatrack/bridge. 1-866-528-7108; www.rtccontainer.com. _______________________________ FEED SEED FEEDAND AND SEED EARLY VARIETIES. AC Juniper Oats. Busby & Sundre Barley. AAC Peace River Field Peas (earliest yellow pea). Early One Polish Canola (one month earlier); mastinseeds.com. 403-5562609. _______________________________ 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 _______________________________ 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. _______________________________ BEAUTIFUL SPRUCE TREES 4-6 feet, $35 each. Machine planting: $10/tree (includes bark mulch and fertilizer). 20 tree minimum order. Delivery fee $75-$125/ order. Quality guaranteed. 403-820-0961.
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LAKE FRONT Farmland - Breton, AB. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Unreserved Auction, June 14 in Edmonton.West Air Estates. 162.74+/- Title Acres. $6294 +/- Surface lease revenue. Jerry Hodge: 780-706-6652; Brokerage: All West Realty Ltd.; rbauction.com/realestate. _______________________________ 1280 +/- SQ FT MANUFACTURED HOME - Leduc, Alberta. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Unreserved Auction, June 14 in Edmonton. 1991 Triple E Homes Ltd., 16 X 80 ft., 2 bedrooms. Jerry Hodge: 780-706-6652; rbauctions.com/realestate
UNDEVELOPED RESIDENTIAL LOT- Westlock, Alberta. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Unreserved Auction, June 14 in Edmonton. West Air Estates. 1.93+/- Title Acres. Taxiway access from the lot to the runway. Jerry Hodge: 780-706-6652; Brokerage: All West Realty Ltd.; rbauction.com/realestate. _______________________________ PRIVATELY OWNED pasture, hayland and grainland available in small and large blocks in Saskatchewan. Please contact Doug at 306-716-2671 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 19
Mural artist tackles largest project ever in Lamont Michelle Pinon Editor
Robert Murray has painted more than 300 murals in his lifetime, but even he admits the Lamont Recreation Centre project was pretty daunting at first glimpse. The Saint Albert resident and artist says he loves to “try new things” and “go beyond my comfort zone,” and this four phase mural project certainly fits the description. He says people have been really kind and complementary since he began working on the project on May 1. He has even had folks drop by refreshments when he is on-site. Robert says it is very heartwarming to be treated so well and have his work received so well by local residents. For Robert, painting is not a job; it’s like playtime, and he admits it’s easy to lose track of time. “I almost get obsessed with it.” It’s easy to get caught up in his passion, and says it’s pretty rewarding when you execute a plan. Robert said the mural will feature a collection of historic landmarks including: the train station, grain elevator, regional hospital, schools, movie theatre, gas station and church. “I wanted it to be close to scale as much as possible.” He uses conventional CIL exterior paint, and glosses over everything with a translucent coating, which protects the paint. Most murals have an average life span of ten years, and some even longer depending on the weather. Originally, Robert says he had booked a job with the local hair boutique, and when word spread, the town wanted to get in on the action. He says that’s fairly common, and that last year he started off with one mural in Rocky Mountain House, which turned into 14 separate projects. “One thing leads to the other,” he says with a hearty chuckle. He also plans to paint the water station as well as the fire department this summer. In between murals he keeps busy travelling the prairie provinces with a mechanical seal manufacturing company. For the past 15 years he has painted murals, but before that he painted on canvas, and received formal art training at Red Deer College in his early youth. He has been afforded the opportunity to travel to many different places, and loves to stretch is imagination and talent as far as he can one brushstroke at a time. He is very modest and humble, and says: “Once the dust settles it should look okay.” By all accounts, he is doing a terrific job, preserving local history to serve as a permanent reminder for all generations.
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Mural Artist Robert Murray has been hard at work over the past month on the 6,000 square foot mural located on the east side of the Lamont Recreation Centre. The grain elevator and train station are two of five historic landmarks depicted on the giant canvas he hopes to have completed in time for the Community Fair and Perogy Festival on June 23 and 24.
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