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Vol. 12, No. 52, Tuesday October 24, 2017

Local community leader earns national honour Michelle Pinon Editor

“Where’s KoKo?” That question is repeated many times throughout the day at Lamont High School. Not only is KoKo in demand, he is purposely sought after by students, staff, parents and the like for keys, instructions, information and advice. Cory ‘KoKo’ Kokotailo has made LHS “sparkle” since he came on board two years ago, and on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, the athletics director was presented with the Sovereign’s Medal for volunteerism from Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta at Government House in Edmonton. Mitchell presented the Sovereign’s Medal on behalf of the Governor General of Canada to 18 deserving recipients, including Kokotailo. The

medal recognizes the time, compassion and commitment that Canadian volunteers share with a wide range of community organizations. “There are many aspects of the quality of life that we enjoy as Canadians that depend on the energy, compassion and leadership of community volunteers. This medal is a way of our country to show just how much their efforts are valued and appreciated,”stated Mitchell. Kokotailo said the honour means the world to him. “It is a great honour to not only be nominated by your school and your community for the work that you do, but for the national recognition from a program such as the Governor General’s Sovereign Volunteer Award program. The ceremony was filled with many other recipients

who were doing amazing work with charities and other groups; to me I was just doing my job!” Cory teaches physical education, coaches volleyball, basketball, curling, and badminton, to name a few. He plays and loves the sport of baseball, and is an avid golfer. He also runs sports camps for youth not registered in competitive sports leagues, and has successfully solicited sponsors for fundraisers, tournaments and athletic awards. In essence, he’s put the pride back into LHS with his enthusiasm, compassion, determination and commitment. Receiving the honour was “heartwarming” for Cory. “To me, helping students and coaching is my passion, hence why I chose the field I am in, but it also has to do with paying it forward. When I was in school I had

many teachers that looked out for my wellbeing; that allowed me to play the sports I did and helped me become who I am today. It is the least I can do to pay it forward to the youth of today; they deserve it.” He went on to say, “I would like to thank the staff of Lamont High that forwarded the nomination to Rideau Hall in Ottawa and to all the great student athletes and their families for allowing me to have this opportunity to both teach and coach these amazing individuals.” Lamont High School Principal Sharon McLean said Cory is a strong advocate for youth and sports who brings quality programs to the school while providing outstanding service to others. “It’s great to have someone so willing to help others and give so much of their time.”“

Sovereign’s Medal recipient Cory Kokotailo with Lt. Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell on Oct. 17. Cory is an amazing example of why we are lucky to have such great teachers. Inspiring through sports and leadership, Cory is a mentor to generations of students,” stated Fort

Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood, who was on hand to personally congratulate him on earning the prestigious honour.

Classroom funding increases for 2017-’18 school year Michelle Pinon Editor

Additional classroom funding from the Alberta Government is good news. The one-time cash injection of $75 million throughout the province is intended to improve the student experience in the classroom. Elk Island Public Schools’ portion of these funds amounts to just over $1.9 million that is being distributed direct-

ly in accordance with three divisional categories which include: hiring of additional teachers and educational assistants to improve the student experience, support for professional learning and collaboration, and materials or non-capital equipment for the classroom. In terms of positions created within EIPS, Laura McNabb, Director of Communication Services, said 28 EIPS schools have hired part-

time literacy leads, teachers and educational assistants. “The literacy leads are currently working with the schools to create targeted professional learning opportunities and to divelop a common practice to assist students.” EIPS Board Chair Trina Boymook stated: “We’re grateful for the additional funding the province is providing to school boards to support education and student success. The money from the

Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF) will enhance expertise in reading, offer stronger literacy programming, and better support student learning and student success across all our classrooms.” Fort SaskatchewanVegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood said CIF is a one time grant, and was part of the bargaining process with teachers who agreed to a zero per cent salary increase in


lieu of the $75 million. “Teachers have told us since the election the most important thing is

improving the classroom. There were previous promises of better funding for classroom development in schools, but this is the fulfilment of those promises.” Across the province, 45 school boards and teacher groups have already agreed on how to spend part of the CIP. It is anticipated that more than 225 teaching jobs and 175 support positions will be created as a result of this funding.

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4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Opinion OP-ED: More opportunities for students to succeed I hear this from students and parents all the time: we want to be able to study close to home. We simply can’t afford the cost and stress of uprooting to another province or moving abroad. The majority of Alberta’s students do study in the province, but veterinary medicine used to be one of those fields where, if you wanted to learn right here, you were out of luck. In 2005, the University of Calgary’s Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) program opened to serve Albertans here at home. Since then, the program has grown into a highly recognized institution—already top 50 in the world— with an emphasis on large-animal and rural practice that helps meet the needs of our livestock sector

and the health and safety of all Albertans. That is why I was so pleased to announce our government’s expansion of the UCVM program, which will nearly double its capacity over a few years. We will ensure that UCVM has the infrastructure for more labs and teaching facilities, and that they are able to expand on their existing partnerships to grow their exemplary community-based model, which gives students the hands-on experience they need. This will include more connections with health and agriculture programs in Olds, Vermilion, Edmonton, and Calgary and with agriculture partners throughout the province. This also means that more Albertans will be able to get the tools they

need to succeed and help grow our province right here at home. And it will be more affordable for all of us. Focussing our resources at the University of Calgary will save Alberta taxpayers over $3 million annually. It is the fiscally responsible choice. Albertans’ taxes will support Alberta programs to better serve Albertans, our economy, and our livestock industry. As I’ve said before, the NDP’s first priority is, and always will be, making life better for everyday Alberta families. It’s why we are freezing tuition for the third year in a row and improving Student Aid– because money should never stand in the way of a family sending their kid to school. It’s why we are fund-

ing new supports for apprentices and community adult learning programs. And it’s why we are investing in more veterinary medicine spaces in Alberta for Albertans. Since 2005, Alberta has funded spaces for our students in Calgary as well as at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. The latter partnership has existed for decades, before we had our own program, and has served Albertans well. But the UCVM is ready to train all of the vet students that we need, and so starting in 2020 we will transfer funding from Saskatoon to Calgary. If you look at the history of veterinary programs in Canada, growing new schools has not hurt old programs or local practices. It has

only made them better and stronger. The same will happen now, and the UCVM will be ready to raise the bar further. This is the right time to grow their program. Make no mistake, our government is protecting education while getting our spending priorities right. Some in the opposition propose reckless cuts which would severely damage post-secondary education, as we’ve seen in other provinces. But we are improving programs and making them more accessible while carefully saving tax dollars. Albertans can’t afford the conservative plan which would mean fewer spaces, sky-high tuition, crumbling quality, and cracks in buildings. Most Albertans can’t

afford to leave the province to get their education either. When we announced the expansion of the UCVM last week in Calgary, I heard the story of one student’s mother: she wanted to be a veterinarian but could not leave her family in Alberta, and she did not get to follow her dream. But now, thanks to our government’s investments in post-secondary education, more students will be able to get the most out of their talents right here in the province. We are proud to support and invest in programs that make life better and more affordable for all Alberta families. Now is the time for our young people to get the education they deserve, here at home. -Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education

Cabinet appointments made Asked to comment on the appointment Littlewood stated: “As an MLA outside of urban cities, being appointed to Economic Development and Trade allows me to put the lens of rural Alberta onto initiatives that come forward to support small and medium sized business. I always ask, “What is the impact on rural Aberta around the caucus table, and I don’t mind sounding like a broken record. My colleagues know that I never shy away from a tough conversation, and I have the courage to walk into any room, and talk to anyone.” Littlewood’s plane was just landing in Toronto around 5 a.m. Alberta time Monday morning, when she texted to apologize for not getting back to me right away as she was busy preparing for Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, right, smiles along her first ever trade mission with MLA Sandra Jansen, middle, and MLA Jessica to the Ukraine. Littlewood, left, after the swearing in ceremony. Michelle Pinon “Fort Saskatchewan-MLA Jessica Littlewood was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade for Small Business on Tuesday, October 17. Four other cabinet changes were made with the most noteable being the appointment of MLA Sandra Jansen as the new Minister of Infrastructure.

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday,October 24, 2017 - 5

Electoral Boundaries Commission presents final report EDMONTON-AB Justice Myra Bielby, Chair of the Electoral Boundaries Commission presented its final report on Thursday, Oct. 19. Justice Bielby stated: “Albertans right to effective representation in government is fundamental to democracy and is protected by the Canadian Constitution.” The report recommends the creation of three new electoral divisions which include: Edmonton-South,

Airdrie-Cochrane, and Calgary-North East. The report also recommends the consolidation of ridings in three areas in the province that have experienced below average population growth over the last eight years. This includes consolidating: • F o u r electoral divisions into three, including Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills, A t h a b a s c a - S t u rg e o n Redwater, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville and Bonnyville-Cold

Lake. • Five electoral divisions into four, including Rimbey-Rocky Mountain HouseSundre, West Yellowhead, Drayton Va l l e y - D e v o n , Whitecourt-Ste. Anne and Stony Plain. • Seven electoral divisions into six, including Battle RiverW a i n w r i g h t , D r u m h e l l e r - S t e t t l e r, Strathmore-Brooks, Little Bow, Cardston-TaberWarner, Cypress-

Medicine Hat and Vermilion-Lloydminster. The Commission further recommends that the two electoral divisions in the far northwest of the province, currently Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley and Lesser Slave Lake, retain special status under s. 15(2) of the Act. The final report, based almost entirely in response to public feedback, the Commission has modified some of its recommendations from

the interim report. Changes include a decrease in the geographic size of some electoral divisions and a reduction in the degree of variance from the provincial average population for others. The vast majority of the recommendations would continue to produce population numbers falling within 10% of provincial average population size. The Commission made alterations to avoid dividing counties and to

keep communities of interest together, including indigenous populations. It also made changes regarding the naming of some electoral divisions. Since its establishment in October of 2016 the Commission has received extensive public feedback, including 1,358 written submissions and hundreds of oral presentations. Over 30 public hearings were held in various locations across the province.

Lamont County Agricultural Service Board revises Clubroot policy Michelle Pinon Editor

While Clubroot Disease is not new, members of Lamont County’s Agricultural Service Board (ASB), continue to take a proactive approach. Agricultural Fieldman Terry Eleniak recently reported to ASB members that inspections for 2017 had concluded, and that 13 fields were found to have Clubroot Disease out of the 106 fields that were tested. The ASB also accepted several revisions to its existing Clubroot Policy that was passed on March 2, 2016. The policy states: “The Agricultural

Service Board will take active measures to control the spread of Clubroot within the boundaries of Lamont County. The purpose of the policy is: “To prevent the establishment and spread of Clubroot which is a pest under the Agricultural Pest Act, and follow the best management practise (BMP) set out by the Alberta Clubroot Management Committee.” The policy defines what Clubroot of canola is, symptoms of the disease, and what field crops it can be found in. “With a positive test, a notice will be issued prohibiting the growth of canola, mustard or cole

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crops for three years following the year of issuance.” As well, “Areas that have been prohibited from growing canola can be seeded in the fourth year following the notice given with a Clubroot resistant variety, subject to the approval of the producers Club Management Plan.” The policy also states that: “Any land sown back to Cole crops contrary to the above guidelines shall be destroyed as per the Agricultural Pests Act, and adjacent landowners to new Clubroot locations will be notified of new infestations by letter within a one mile radius.

Clubroot inspection map with positive and negative survey results will be made available via hard copy, website, or upon request once the map is developed. As a proactive measure, only a clubroot resistant variety of canola shall be grown on the adjacent lands of the sanctioned portion of field within the quarter section. Sanitation procedures should be created as per the Alberta Clubroot Management Plan when leaving a land infected with Clubroot. Step one is to remove as much soil as possible from the machine by scraping or knocking off the larger clumps of soil using

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6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 24, 2017

EIPS celebrates strong year PAT results SUBMITTED ARTICLE Students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating another year of strong results on the 2016-17 Provincial Achievement Tests (PAT). Early last week Alberta Education released its province-wide PAT results. EIPS students in Grade 6 and Grade 9 who completed the provincial achievement tests outperformed the provincial averages in all subjects at the Acceptable Standard and in all but one subject in the Standard of Excellence.

EIPS CHAIR TRINA BOYMOOK “We are extremely proud of the results released by Alberta Education today,” says Trina Boymook, the board chair at EIPS. “To exceed the provincial average in all subjects speaks volumes about how we, as a Division, are supporting our stu-

dents, enhancing their learning and helping them achieve the best possible educational outcomes.” Within EIPS, more than 84 per cent of Grade 6 and Grade 9 students achieved the Acceptable Standard and 25 per cent the Standard of Excellence. Overall, in Grade 6, students scored particularly well in English Language Arts, French Language Arts and Science at the Acceptable Standard. For the Standard of Excellence category, students scored particularly higher than the provin-

cial averages in both Science and Social Studies. Similarly, Grade 9 students exceeded the provincial averages in the Acceptable Standard category—by close to 10 per cent—in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. And, in the Standard of Excellence category, provincial averages were exceeded in English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. “The PAT results are a great resource for us because they help us understand student achievement in the

Exceptional results for EIPS students on diploma exams reported SUBMITTED ARTICLE Earlier this week Alberta Education released its provincewide “Diploma Examination Results” report for the 2016-17 school year. Again this year, students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) achieved exceptional results. Overall, 86 per cent of students achieved the Acceptable Standard on all diploma examinations and 23 per cent the Standard of Excellence. “We’re thrilled with the results released by Alberta Education,” says Trina Boymook, the board chair of EIPS. “Most of our results are higher than the provincial averages and are a clear indication we’re offering our students the right supports and tools needed for them to achieve the best possible educational outcomes. I

applaud all of our students, teachers, staff, parents and communities.” In eight out of 11 subject-area diploma examinations, EIPS students exceeded the provincial averages at the Acceptable Standard and more than half exceeded the provincial averages at the Standard of Excellence. Particularly impressive, are the number of students who achieved the Acceptable Standard in the various courses such as French Language Arts, English 30-1, English 30-2 and Physics 30. Similarly, 45 per cent of students in Physics 30, 41 per cent of students in Chemistry 30 and 34 per cent of students in Biology 30 achieved the Standard of Excellence category—all exceeding the provincial averages. “Year over year, EIPS

students score quite well on the diploma examinations both at the Acceptable Standard and the Standard of Excellence,” says Boymook. “And, this year, we’re even seeing slightly higher scores in our overall diploma results. In the coming weeks, we’ll analyze the results in detail to identify areas we can work on so students continue to achieve at high levels.” Standard of Excellence refers to students who demonstrate a mastery of the core subject material. Acceptable Standard refers to students who demonstrate an understanding of the subject material. Alberta Education requires students who take 30-level courses in English Language Arts, French Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry,

Physics and Science to write a diploma examination. Final course marks for the 2016-17 school year were determined by blending 30 per cent of the diploma exam mark with 70 per cent of the school-awarded grades. In addition to diploma examination results, EIPS uses various reporting inputs to evaluate the success of the student-learning experience. Other measures include the provincial Accountability Pillar, student and parent surveys, and assessment and report card data. As part of the Division’s commitment to continuous improvement, all EIPS principals review individual school results and share them with their staff and school communities.

respective programs,” says Boymook. “Every year, we review these results and use the data to inform our Board, administration, schools and staff on the areas we are doing well in, the areas we can improve on and on decisions relating to resource allocations. Looking ahead, EIPS will continue to concentrate on ways to meet the educational needs of all our students.” The PATs are a snapshot of student achievement in various curricula from the Alberta Programs of Study in Grade 6 English

Language Arts, French Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and in Grade 9 English Language Arts, French Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and related Knowledge and Employability (KAE) courses. A Standard of Excellence refers to students who demonstrate a mastery of the core subject material. An Acceptable Standard refers to students who demonstrate an understanding of the subject material.



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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7

Bruderheim seniors happy with newly paved lot


Pictured from left to right are: Bruderheim Seniors Centre members Virginia Differenz, Pat Lee, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood, Bruderheim Seniors Centre President Lorna Lawrence, Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch and town councillor Judy Schueler. Paving of the parking lot was completed on Monday, October 2.

Michelle Pinon Editor What started as a relatively small repair turned into a large scale project for the Bruderheim Seniors Club, but now that it’s complete, members are happy with the final result. The project, Lorna Lawrence, President of the Bruderheim Seniors Club, is referring to was the repair of two large potholes that wound up

to be the repaving of the entire parking lot located just east of the facility. Lawrence explained that after several heavy rains it became apparent from the extensive amount of pooling of water that drainage was the main problem. Instead of taking the band aid approach, Lawrence said they decided to bite the bullet and get Kantrax Construction to repave the entire parking lot. More base material

was added and repacked before a thick layer of asphalt was laid over top. Lawrence was very pleased with the work, and so are members. She said the club was also fortunate that it still had some leftover grant money to cover the additional costs of the paving project. While the parking lot

used mainly provincial grant funds, federal accessibility grant funds were used to install an automated front door and steel back door, and repainting of the emergency exit door which have made it much more convenient and easier to access and utilize.” As a way of saying thank you, the club invit-

ed Fort SaskatchewanVegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood to attend its monthly community breakfast on Saturday, October 14. The next pancake breakfast will be held on Nov. 4. The club offers many activities for seniors to enjoy, and on Monday, November 6 its will be

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‘The Old House’: Ageless charm connects generations Michelle Pinon Editor

The smell of burning wood wafts through the air. It’s a beautiful fall day, and Tom has been stoking the fire inside of the old house to take the dampness out of the air. But before heading over to the old house, Mae calls me to come inside her and Tom’s house, which is located on the same property that Tom’s dad purchased in the late 1800s. It’s time for a bowl of homemade borsht soup and cheddar biscuits which is followed by freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies. The food is scrumptious and the company is delightful, but not as delightful as the historic home of Tom’s father John and his mother May. According to the land title, John Adamyk purchased a quarter section of land (NE18-567-18W4), located northwest of St. Michael in April of 1897 from Olexsa Chorney for $150 which included the 20X26 foot home, a barn and granary. “We moved here in 1973, and moved into the old house for a couple of months while the new one was being constructed,” said Mae. For years the old house had been used for storage, and it wasn’t until they were getting windows replaced in their home in the late ’90’s that the contractor suggested they do something with the old house or bulldoze it. Soon after, they decided to replace the roof and chimney. Then they installed a box stove and coal heater and starting drying out the plaster walls that had to be replastered. Fresh paint and some wall paper was added as time went on. After lifting up three layers of linoleum, tar paper and shoe tacks, they discovered a Quebec maple hardwood floor. Mae rented a sander for $150, and restored the living room floor to its former glory, adding a charming hand painted vine stencil border, and covering the entire surface with clear urethane sealer to protect it. In the kitchen area she laid plywood and new

linoleum. She did keep one piece of the original linoleum that now acts as a mat between the two rooms. “Thank God I did it when I did because I had the energy,” said Mae, who also received plenty of help from Tom and her four children Matthew, Tim, Natalie and Teresa. Family heirlooms can be seen throughout the old house. “Everything in here has a memory,” says Mae as she points to the flour bin, manual cream pitcher and separator, and butter churns. She remembers the time her children were young and she had the play school kids over teaching them to bake bread, churn butter, and enjoy a hayride. “The kids still remember that, and they’re in their ’40s remarks Mae. Tom’s grandmother’s wood and coal stove figures prominently in the kitchen, and Mae shows me one of her grandmother’s irons on the antique apparatus. The original phone hangs on one wall, and in a small cabinet above the sink are Mae’s grandfather’s shaving accroutrements. There is a dresser filled with family photos and a beautiful buffet. There’s a “squeeze box” and Mae cranks up the gramophone (record player) to hear the familiar voice of Hank Williams singing “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” “Us girls use to dance to it.” The living room also features Tom’s grandmother’s chair and his mother’s chair as well as a prayer corner featuring the Virgin Mary, Angels and Religious Icons. It has a kneeler that used to be in the old hospital chapel in Mundare that was a gift from Sister Eugena. It is so peaceful that people often ask Mae if they can come over to sit and pray. In fact, “The first CWL meeting was held in this house.” In just over a month the St. Michael and Skaro Catholic Women’s League will be hosting a joint 50th anniversary celebration. Leading up to the celebration the members have been gathering regularly to pray and say 50 days of the Rosary.

The old house has had many visitors over the years and many different occasions have been celebrated inside its walls. On July 26, 2003 Tom’s mom had her 95th birthday party in the house. “She was presented with a key and it was blessed that day.” There have been many get togethers with family and friends to play cards and host parties. Through Mae’s volunteer work with the hospital board and adult learning council there have also been a number of retreats held in the house as well. One of the notable visitors was the great granddaughter of the man who built the home. In 1990, “out of the blue” Mae says the original owner’s son came with his son for a visit. She says the man remembered having to keep count of the number of pails of grain going into the bin by etching the number on the side of the wooden wall with a nail. When he touched those marks, Mae said, tears began rolling down his cheek. The artifacts and special memories are “priceless” to Mae as they are part of her and her husband’s heritage that they have been blessed to share with their children and grandchildren. “This old house brought our family together. When they come over they want to visit the old house.” She explains that the phone is not ringing, there’s no television, and they get to talk face to face. They had some great conversations over the years, and even when some of Tom’s cousins come over, it’s almost like deja vu as they reminisce about their shared adventures, secrets, sleeping on the floor with quilts, the old Christmas tree and fern plant. Enveloped in old memories, all the while creating new ones, Tom and Mae can’t help but think how blessed they are; and how thankful they are to be able to share it with their family and friends. Walking down the lane one can feel a sense of contentment and inexplicable yearning to one day return again to the old house.

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Tom reading the newspaper.

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Andrew School raising funds for fitness equipment Andrew School and 360 Fitness are teaming up to raise money for a new fitness facility for students at the school. On November 4, the two groups are hosting a special fundraising gala in Sherwood Park—featuring a three-course meal, special guest speakers, raffle prizes and much more. All the money raised from the fundraiser is going towards a new fitness facility at Andrew School. Currently, the school doesn’t have a viable fitness space to offer optional sportsrecreation programming to its junior high and senior high students— such as sports performance and sports medicine. Any extra physical education programming is taught at recreation centres throughout Strathcona County and

in the Town of Vegreville. “We’re talking about driving anywhere from 40 minutes to 60 minutes, which puts a financial strain on the school,� says TJ Kennerd, the principal at Andrew School. “The new fitness facility will allow us to offer more optional courses, ongoing access to the centre outside of instructional programming and learning opportunities focused on healthy living. It’s a winwin for us.� In total, the school hopes to raise $5,000 at the upcoming 360 Fitness Fundraising Gala. The school also plans to host additional fundraising activities throughout the year to raise a lump sum $15,000—expected to be matched with a government grant.


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The Andrew Wildcats Senior Girls Volleyball team hosted its annual invitational tournament on October 13 and 14. Here, #3 Joelle Desjardins-Major puts up a serve against the Blessed Sacrament team on Friday afternoon. The Wildcats won both of their games 25-14 and 25-22.

Walter Onushko

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Tasha Snyder makes a powerful smash to get through the defense of Blessed Sacrament to score a point.

Dear Mom and Dad, It breaks our hearts to have lost you, But you did not go alone, A part of us went with you the day God took you home. Our memories will always be tender, gentle, kind and true, And there is not a single day that goes by that we do not think of you. We have deep gratitude for your example of honesty, integrity, discipline and hard work, Deep in our hearts you are fondly remembered. Sweet, happy memories surround your names, Our true hearts that loved you with the deepest affection Will always love you although our lives will never be the same.


The Wildcats earned a third place finish. Back row from left to right are: Kyle Hazlehurst, Ashley Melnyk, Abigail Marianicz, Kaitlyn Yadlowski, Katelyn Yaramie, Britt McAmmond and Assistant Coach Courtney Cherniwchan. Front row from left to right: Jayla Snyder, Gabrielle Sumner, Tasha Snyder, Noemie Desjardins-Major and Joelle Desjardins Major.























God chose to take you both Home with not much time in between, To live and rejoice in Heaven and to never be apart again. The gate of memory will never close, We miss you both more than anyone will ever know, Our memories will always bring us closer, We are never apart, For you are always in our thoughts and prayers And forever in our hearts. We have loved you for all of your life and will miss you for the rest of ours. Karen & Colin, Kaleigh; Ken, Josh, Jessica & Adnan;Gail & Brian; Arnold & Gail, Ryan, Hilary & Kennedy, Stephanie & Jordan, Emmy and Jacob

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11

Andrew School Awards Night celebrates success


Teacher Lance Goudie, second from left, stands beside Wildcat Citizenship Award winner Bryce Hrehorets, Gabbie Sumner, Devon Hamaliuk, Ben Hillas-Seeger and Britt McAmmond. The award is presented to students, Grade 7-12, who have worked towards the betterment of their community through economic participation, public volunteer works, and other such efforts to improve life for all citizens. Michelle Pinon Editor

Hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed, and for a handful of committed students they received the recognition they deserved during the Andrew School Awards Night ceremonies on Friday, October 13. Colleen Holowaychuk, a former graduate of Andrew School, and current Lamont County representative on the Elk Island Public Schools board of trustees, was on hand for the special celebration that is held every fall. “Success, which will look different for every student and the celebration of it is so important, whether it is little celebrations throughout the year or in a more formal way like tonight.” She went on to say, “As exciting and important as it is to receive an award here tonight, I also want you to remember that every day each one of you has success. You wake up, you come to school and you bring the halls of this building to life. Whether you know it or not, you are contributing toward the culture of this school and our community, and building your character which will set you up for success throughout your life.” Holowaychuk congratulated all of the recipients and thanked the staff and volunteers along with parents, family and friends for attending the event to support the students.

Principal TJ Kennerd applauded the efforts of the students, and for them taking tougher paths, which he said spoke directly to their ability to persist. “After all, academic excellence requires faith that all the questions you ask in

cuts to anywhere worth going, you get what you give, and they have given.” Andrew Mayor Heather Tait was on hand to deliver a message to the students and celebrate their “well deserved” achievements.

Shulko was on hand to accept several awards including the most prestigious award, the Governor General Award for the highest average in academic courses. Shulko also received the Edward Stawnichy Charitable

Foundation Scholarship, Equine Technician Green Certificate, Lynnale Melenka Scholarship, U of A Augustana Leadership Award, Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, Top Academic Award for Grade 12, and the Lions

Club Placement Award for Grade 12. Various other awards for student council, drama, athletics, academics and citizenship were also presented throughout the evening.

Tyra Schulko accepts the Governor General Award from Principal TJ Kennerd.

Andrew Lions Club Treasurer Helen Tymchyshyn presents Gabbie Sumner with the Lions Club Placement Award. class, all the reading you do, all the homework and studying you do will pay off, and you will attain your goals. To have persistence, you have to care about the outcome and these students do care. Especially in the older grades, you can see that these students have grown the attitudes that people need in order to build careers, raise families, and find relationships: there are no short-

“I just want to make mention that enthusiasm is often an overlooked element of success and accomplishment. Without it, there would be few achievements. Enthusiasm, you see, set fire to the imagination which enables us to reach further and to raise the bar higher. Andrew students you definitely have reached further and we will always encourage you.” Former graduate Tyra



12 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Moscow Road project on hold Michelle Pinon Editor

Even though Moscow Road is a well used road in Lamont County, plans to upgrade it were put on hold once again. Harold Hamilton, Director of Public Works for Lamont County told council on Oct. 10 that while initially they planned to re-do the centre of the road for a distance of 1.7 kilometres and then lay a three inches of gravel for full coverage, the project was put on hold. Hamilton said it was “too late in the year” to complete the project, from Secondary Highway 855 to Range Road 163, and suggested that if the weather was good they could scarify, repack and patch holes before winter. It was also reported that several phone calls had been received from local ratepayers pointing out that it didn’t make sense to fix the road if they, (the county), don’t fix the base of the road. Deputy Reeve Dan Warawa agreed they would have been better off doing the job right the first time instead of repatching year after year. “How much money have we spend on that road?” asked Coun. Bryks. Hamilton said he didn’t know off the top of his head, but estimated it to be “several thousands” of dollars. Hamilton said it is took late in the season just to bring in a bunch of material, that this item should be discussed during 2018 budget deliberations. All of council agreed to that course of action. Originally the cost of redoing the road was estimated to cost $128,695. With the change in scope of the project, the total cost is now estimated around $436,605


Members of the Lamont Lakers senior boys volleyball team recently took home a third place plaque for competing in the Paradise Valley tournament. Pictured from left to right are: Braydon Nimchuk, Trent Kucy, Ben Marshall, Ian Galvez, David Kostiuk, Nick Dyck and Austin Kardash.

Members of the Lamont Lakers Jr. B team took silver in the Cougar Class in Vegreville recently. Back row left to right – Bill Dyck, Corny Thiessen, Dawson Baker, Coach Mr. Tonge. Front row left to right – Ethan Nimchuk, Del Thrower, Carter Schickerowsky. Missing – Max Harding, Nick Onushko, Connor Kardash.

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 13

Training flares up at regional fire center

Michelle Pinon Editor

Ignition training for an industrial well blow out company may just spark more business at Lamont County’s regional fire training centre. Lamont County Regional Fire Chief Dave Zayonce sounded hopeful, as was his first client from Safety Boss, during a session last Thursday afternoon at the facility located near Chipman. “It’s nice to have access to facilities like this,” stated Wright, who is the Edmonton Station Manager for the company which also has operations in Medicine Hat, Calgary, Whitecourt, and Fort St. John. On average, the company employs 75 people, but that number can rise to 100 during peak times between spring and fall. “There are lots of options for training here,” noted Wright, who was thinking along the lines of industrial props. He said Safety Boss will be branching out into Wildland training in the future, and sees several future opportunities between the company and the municipality. Wright said it’s also nice to build local relationships with fire departments, and had nothing but positive feedback about the training centre or its hosts. Zayonce said it was awesome to have the company on site, and said he is looking forward to more future endeavours with Safety Boss. Safety Boss began operating in 1956, but the company, and its Chief Operating Officer Mike Miller became most famous by leading the effort on the Kuwait Fires Project after the 1991 Gulf War.



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• Eczema, Psoriasis, and other skin disorders • Reluctance to take the medication due to its taste. • Requiring a different dose of medication than than which is available from a manufacturer.


Lamont County Fire Chief Dave Zayonce, right, was on hand to supervise ignition training for its first client Safety Boss on Thursday, October 19. He is pictured here with Safety Boss Edmonton Station Manager Curtis Wright.

A compounding pharmacist may be able to provide solutions for challenges such as these. Working closely with the patient and the prescriber, compounding gives the pharmacist the means to customize medication to meet the individual needs of each patient.

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_____________________ ANNOUNCEMENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS _____________________ Round Hill 4-H multi-club inviting new members. Many life skills projects. Meetings Third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Round Hill hall on main street. Contact cherylallabouthorses or call 780903-9189. TM41-42p _____________________ COMING EVENTS EVENTS COMING _____________________ Viking Curling Association Annual General Meeting Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Viking Multiplex Viking, AB 42c ______________________ Irma United Church Fall Supper Sunday, November 19 Supper at 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Lower Church Hall. Adults - $15 5-12 child - $7 Family - $40 Take Out Orders by Request Phone 780-754-2105 42/43c ______________________ Perogy Making 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 1 Everyone Welcome. Bring a friend. 42/43c ______________________ Holden United Church Turkey Supper Sunday, Oct. 29 4:30 - 6 p.m. Holden Community Hall Adults - $15 6-12 yrs - $7 Preschoolers - free 42c

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______________________ FOR RENT RENT FOR ______________________ For Rent in Chipman - 3 bedroom mobile home. Call 780-405-2511 for more info. LL29tfn _____________________ 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 _____________________ 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: 780263-2688. TM15tfnc _____________________ FOR SALE FOR SALE _____________________ Sunset 2,300L (600 Gal) open top milk tank and compressor. $500. Call 780-385-4411. 42/43p _____________________ Brand new, 12 drawer bedroom suite with headboard but no mattress or box spring. Price $1,100 or best offer. Phone: 780-385-1580 TM41-43p _____________________ Small square hay bales - grass mix $3.50 each 780-895-7768 LL39/42p _____________________ Grain Drying Equipment 3hp fan, 60,000 BTU heater, Screens for bin. Phone 780-688-2201. 42/43p _____________________ HAY FOR SALE Round bales: alfalfa/ brome mix delivery available KZAM FARMS LTD. 780-497-1633 LLtfnc ______________________ HELP WANTED WANTED HELP ______________________ Wanted F/T nanny for 9 year old child. Light housekeeping and meal preparation. $12.20/hr. Please call 780-632-6471. 42/51LLp

______________________ HELP WANTED WANTED HELP ______________________ Looking for a Class 1 or 3 Driver for Local Vac Hauling and Steamer Operations. Must have clean 5-year commercial abstract and all up to date tickets. Please call Steve at 780-336-6170. 41c ______________________ MEMORIAL MEMORIAL ______________________ In Memory of a Special Dad We are holding back the tears today Remembering anew Those wonderful and precious years Spent happily with you And we can’t think of anything We would give to see That loveable, familiar face That meant so much to us Just to spend a day with you And laugh with you again For since you’ve been gone, Dad Life’s never been the same. In Loving Memory of Charles Docksteader

42c ______________________ REAL ESTATE ESTATE REAL _____________________ Mobile Home in Viking. 3 bedroom with recent upgrades, appliances, and garden shed included. $29,000. Call 780-3366375. 42/43c _____________________ House for sale in Viking. 960 Sq. ft. 3 bedroom. 2 car garage. Huge lot. $134,900. Call 780-385-4612. _____________________ WANTED Small family farm seeking cultivated, hayland, and pasture to rent/purchase in 2018. Competitive rates!! Phone 780-619-7755. Prefer: ST MICHAEL, DELPH, PENO, STAR, LIMESTONE, LAMONT AND ANDREW AREA. LL37/8

_____________________ 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 780-384-3600. Serious inquiries only! CP27tfnc _____________________ SERVICES SERVICES _____________________ PINOY’S CLEANING AND JANITORIAL SERVICES

“For all your Cleaning Needs” Residential and Commercial Strip & Waxing, Steam Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Grass Cutting & Yardwork Tree Cutting & Trimming SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Contact: 780-385-4154 Elizabeth F. Andersen Director/Owner _____________________ Roy’s Handyman Services. Flooring, trim work, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780662-0146 or 780-2323097. TMtfn _____________________ Carpet and upholstery cleaning - residential and commercial. Truck mount unit, sewer backup, and flood cleaning. Auto and RV cleaning. Call Glenn and Cindi Poyser, Fancy Shine Auto and Carpet Care at (780) 384-3087, Sedgewick.

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_____________________ SERVICES SERVICES _____________________ DB LANDSCAPING, snowplowing, yard & skid steer services. Call Dustin 780-919-7743. Thanks! TM17tfnc _____________________ 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 ______________________ Lo-Cost furnace installations semi-retired tradesman licensed bonded over 40 years experience - free estimates. Ph: 780-718-0262 TM34-43p ______________________ Ritchie’s Painting Co. Professional Interior/ Exterior Commercial & Residential Painting. Spray Painting & Cabinet Refinishing. Call Jason in Viking, AB today for a future estimate - Cell: 780-254-0166 or Home: 780-254-0700. _____________________

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Student teacher has a strong passion for education SUBMITTED ARTICLE Andrew School is very excited to have Courtney Cherniwchan at our school. My name is Courtney Cherniwchan and I am doing my AFX practicum at Andrew School for the

Courtney Cherniwchan

next 9 weeks. I am in my fourth year of my Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Alberta. I am enjoying my degree and have a strong passion for education. I am excited to do my

practicum with the Grade 3/4 class. I am looking forward to learning a lot in Andrew School and I am thankful for the opportunity to teach in a rural community. Andrew School is the

perfect choice for me, since I grew up in the neighboring community of Smoky Lake. My family still currently farms in the County of Smoky Lake.






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Approximately 1,600 people attended the 19th annual Garlic Festival in Andrew on Saturday, October 14. Tammy Evans, Co-ordinator of the Bench Show said there were a total of 18 adult entries and 12 kids entries. Entertainers, like SAFIRE, (above), kept folks entertained on and off the stage. The kids were given a warm greeting during the parade that featured 22 entries. All of the venues were busy throughout the day, and organizers were very pleased with the support from participants, vendors, and sponsors.

FAP earns high marks

SUBMITTED ARTICLE A recent provincial audit of Fort Air Partnership’s (FAP) air monitoring network resulted in high marks for performance. During August, 48 of 52 analyzers were audited with only three not meeting the audit requirements. One of these was directly related to a power outage the morning of the audit, leading to a calibration issue. The other two were also due to analyzers not meeting calibration targets. All of the issues were resolved within hours. The other four analyzers will be audited at a future date. “These are extremely good results that reinforce to ourselves and the public that we are continuously providing credible, high quality, local ambient air monitoring data,” said Nadine Blaney, FAP’s Executive Director. Continuous gas analyzers exist in all nine of FAP’s continuous air monitoring stations. This specialized equipment reports on concentrations of specific pollutants in the air. A summary report of the audit is on the FAP website.

20 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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