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The Votes are in for the 2013 Municipal Elections! Town of Lamont Debra Dunsmore David Taylor Doug Pewarchuk Wayne Field Steve Sharun Gail Hrehorets
345 votes 322 votes 304 votes 274 votes 251 votes 211 votes
Village of Chipman Jim Palmer Gary Stead Mike Seipert
87 votes 87 votes 52 votes
Town of Mundare Irene Talaga Jaime Burghardt Frank Rosypal Mary Greening John Bruyere Doug Kleen
260 votes 218 votes 215 votes 142 votes 112 votes 104 votes
Village of Andrew Heather Tait Brent Matiaszow Osama Hamed Barry Goertz Mona Mitchell-Frampton
137 votes 137 votes 135 votes 114 votes 89 votes
County of Lamont Division 1 Dan Warawa
Division 2 Wayne Woldanski
Division 3 Roy Bryks
Division 4 Roy Anaka
Division 5 Robert Malica
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Residents took to the polling stations on Monday to choose their representatives for village, town and county councils.
2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Premier Redford visits Lamont Health Care Centre during whirlwind tour of the Heartland Michelle Pinon Editor
Premier Alison Redford made a 45 minute visit to the Lamont Health Care Centre (LHCC) Oct. 18 during a whirwind tour of Alberta's Industrial Heartland. The Premier, accompanied by Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville MLA Jacquie Fenske, toured the health centre and heard first hand about board members’ desire to upgrade its long-term care facility. Board chair Kent Harrold said one part of the long-term area was built in 1964 as an auxiliary hospital, and the other part was built in 1972 as the nursing
home. Harrold said they were built in a different era and that the need for more privacy and larger rooms equipped with individual bathrooms are just some of the reasons why upgrades are necessary in this day and age. Harrold said the board spoke with Health Minister Fred Horne last July. While he acknowledged the limitations and desirability, the board wanted to keep pursuing the idea. He felt having the Premier out for a visit and give her a bird's eye view would be a step in the right direction. "It was nice for her to see what we have to offer." Although the Premier outlined some possibili-
ties in terms of building upgrades, there was no definitive statements or commitment. But making her aware of the need, added Harrold was a very positive thing. In fact one of the Premier's first comments after entering the main entrance was: "My doesn't this smell good," said Harrold. So maybe a good first impressions will go a long way to making the board's plan a reality. In the meantime, members will continue to push for what they believe is needed in the community.
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Kent Harrold, board chair of the Lamont Health Care Centre with Premier Alison Redford by his side leads the entourage of dignitaries, board members and special guests during a brief tour Oct. 18.
Premier Alison Redford shares a smile as Lamont Mayor Bill Skinner and Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville MLA Jacquie Fenske look on.
Premier Redford and nursing care co-ordinator Denise Warawa pose for a picture with Harold James, chief executive officer on the left and Mae Adamyk, board member on the right.
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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), October 22, 2013- 3
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4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Local resident urges other concerned citizens to read recent letter If you haven't read Doug Pewarchuk's letter (Canada Post Mail boxes, Oct. 16, '13), I urge you to do so, soon. Residents of town and county owe Doug a deep vote of thanks for documenting and distributing his serious concerns about the unwarranted degree of change proposed, presented to town council and approved, presumably with little review or input from the community at large. Appears to me, as I read Doug's review, there is little to no relation with the proposed plan to the earlier vision of "Green Space" for healthy outdoor activities; to rest and play in open space, clean fresh air, closer to nature than the arduous hot and dusty work on farmland or in cities. The creative and inspired layout of walkways, ball diamonds, pond and hill as well as the granite monument with sitting area convey to me a spiritual essence. A green haven to enjoy, close to nature, and to
appreciate what earlier generations were endowed with. Unfortunately, for whatever reasons, this wonderful park asset with its natural beauty and attraction to nature has gone into serious disrepair. As though whomever had, or should have responsibility for ensuring maintenance and upkeep of this natural treasure in our backyard no longer exists. Perhaps town administrators do not recognize the value and beauty of this visionary park plan, laid out by our forebears? Creatively planned walkways, clean air, acres of green space, attractive ponds breeding water fowl, etc. I am a resident who has questioned why more effort has not been directed towards building greater opportunities for healthy use and enjoyment of this special green space. My perception was not to change what exists, but to enhance opportunities for it's use and exposure
to residents and visitors the park. What's happened to the once highly active ball diamonds that used to echo with cheering in the bleachers and crack of the bats, so prominent in the spring and summer air? When I first settled here in the early 1990's the entire ball park facilities and spacing was perfect, reflecting a quality, dedication, and love of the sport which went into every stage of their construction. Very likely constructed by volunteer labour, the same people who played the game. The Lamont ball park is an attraction in which a regional league would look forward to playing. Hopefully, with resourceful physical education planning, knowledgable volunteers in parents, teachers, retired players; channelling regional youth programs in various age groups could possibly resurrect this wonderful sport. Do not demolish the ball diamond, for reasons outlined earlier. Do
not encroach on open space areas with permanent structures which will diminish valuable open space. Any permanent structures should be located at the extreme perimeter of open space. Skateboarding is a popular activity among youth, although I don't see too many skateboards along Lamont streets. Perhaps our roads and sidewalks are not skateboard friendly? New projects like the skateboard park should not be at the expense of established green space, but should be at the extreme perimeters of open space. I am taking the liberty of documenting my perception of key issues which may help in the formation of a long term plan. 1) Council officially name our green space as "Heritage Park, something valuable passed from generation to generation. 2) Restore and maintain the park to its original concept of a green haven, with creatively
planned walking trails and facilities for healthy outdoor activities. 3) Setting aside a substantial tract of prime land for open space in the heart of a young town required exceptional qualities of leadership and citizenry to undertake and complete a monumental project based solely on values and quality of life. Currently, a project for local historians and long time town and rural families of that time: Compile and publish a comprehensive record of photos, records, personal recollections of the ideas and objectives and the people who made it happen. Access provincial funding to support publishing and distribution of the Historical Record. Publicize the Lamont advantage for healthy living in a community with unique green space and opportunity for a healthy, involved lifestyle. Town administration and council plan for, research and hire key
resource persons who can visualize the quality of our environment and the concept of the park. The primary focus being healthy, active outdoor activities for family and region. Capable of planning, attracting and motivating local and volunteer involvement in building and supporting an active development program which will take years to reach fruition. Town administration and council assign park committee to review community endorsed plans. Review for input, endorsement or rejection. Establish and maintain appropriate teams who are in harmony with plan overview. Priortize plans, assign responsibilities. Provide material resources, ensure frequent, ongoing review of planned progress. Respectfully, Wally Iwankow Senior Citizen
Town council and Mayor refutes statements made by recent letter to local residents And now for the rest of the story… It is with trepidation that I am feeling forced to write a response to Mr Doug Pewarchuk's letter to the residents. It is of importance to me and existing council members that the TRUTH be communicated. The TRUTH is that Council worked hard to build a cohesive team and make decisions to move the Town of Lamont forward. As
indicated in my article there has been a number of challenges faced head on and overcome by a hard working group… your council. Parks and Recreation Committee facts: - Formed in 2010. - Committee was membership determined by council. Solicitation for members at large was pursued via word of mouth and advertisements. - The committee com-
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pleted the needs assessment by gathering information at public events, schools, seniors committee's and advertisements. - These needs were discussed with a professional Park Planner who then took the information and drafted a plan to move Hillside Park into a gathering place for families. - This plan was vetted both with the Parks and Recreation Planning Committee and council. This committee will
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need to continue to move this plan forward after the election by looking for opportunities to fund (grants, public donations, fundraising events, etc.) and establish timelines for completion. This is a multiyear project that will take significant effort and support from everyone. Lamont Agricultural Society relationship facts: - A new 15 year agreement has been signed by
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both parties that was collectively agreed to. - The town, Lamont Agricultural Society Executive and Alberta Agricultural Society have met to obtain a better understanding of an Agricultural Society’s role and goals within our community. We have made great strides with our relationship which will continue with open and honest communication. I hope that this does
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Election candidate voices concerns about Mayor’s ‘Truths’ I would like to address a few items which were brought to the forefront during this campaign. I was surprised when in mid-summer my wife approached me with the suggestion that I run for council. After we discussed what a major undertaking it would be on my/our time she was still adamant that I run. I agreed and planned a platform around town rejuvenation, security, recreation and a review of what we felt was slipping public works performance. When I attended the Oct. 8 meeting and learned that the Park
Plan would be presented I honestly thought one of my key platform planks would become moot. I did not expect the plan to be a complete rework of Hillside Park nor did I expect council to give final approval to it without no general public presentation or review. Allow me to clarify a few of the Mayors “truths”. The Parks and Recreation Committee was formed by a motion in council on Feb. 14th 2012. Prior to that, at the June 14th 2011 meeting, a volunteer committee had been formed but a motion to accept the
appointments was never made. A consultant was hired in November 2011 to perform a needs assessment survey but no record exists of this assessment being presented to council. The only “needs” presented to council were from the Sept. 2012 Community Awareness Night and included; “More washrooms, skateboard park, better lighting, more policing, swimming pool and a dog park. “ On Oct. 17th it was stated that there was a great “needs” list but it was not presented to council. The next men-
tion of a Park Planning Committee meeting was on Oct 23rd, 2012 when it was stated that “• Park Planning Meeting – TBD pending review of Current Park plans by our planner”. The next documented Parks Planning meeting occurred on Sept. 19th 2013 when the “draft” park plan was reviewed. On Oct. 8th 2013 the “draft” plan became the “official” plan when it was passed by council on the last session before the elections. No general public vetting of this plan occurred. No significant questions were asked by council, no doc-
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umentation on how the needs were attained was made. That is the TRUTH about the Park Planning Committee as recorded in the official council minutes. I guess he and the incumbent councillors know what is best for us and we should all just shut up and follow along. I will do everything possible to make sure the all the citizens in Lamont have their input before a single dollar is spend furthering it along. If I am elected, my first motion will be to rescind acceptance of this plan pending public input. If I am unsuccess-
ful, I will be initiating a petition to seek its public presentation and review. Win or lose, I would like to thank all the citizens who opened their doors to me during canvassing. It is your support that has given me the resolve to continue with this effort. To the mayor and any returning councillors I say; do not allow experience to breed arrogance, providing good governance means accepting you are can be wrong and to be willing to accept that. Doug Pewarchuk
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Andrew resident fears travelling local highways after vehicle bombarded with rock chips Michelle Pinon Editor
Andrew resident Jerry Langevin has been on the road to nowhere for weeks. Langevin's been searching for answers and seeking assistance after having one windshield shattered and its replacement receive two more rock chips from gravel trucks in recent weeks. To add insult to injury the hood on his truck has two new dents. Even though he has gotten the identification number from one of the gravel trucks and called the toll free phone number, he has been told that without a license plate number, charges cannot be laid or complaints formally filed. He's attempted get action by contacting elected officials, the
province's transportation authority, police, but still hasn't found any resolution to his problem. Langevin says it's not only his problem, but knows of other people in the community who have had their vehicles damaged from rock chips. It has gotten to the point that he is afraid of driving out of town for fear of more of the same. Besides the aggravation, angst and anxiety; Langevin says their are the additional costs of replacing windshields and repairing the dents that can run between $500 and $1,000 depending on the type and the amount of damage. "I pay taxes like everyone else," adds Langevin, who feels he should be able to travel the highways safely. Langevin says there are at least 10 different
gravel pits that companies are hauling out of, and anticipates the amount of truck traffic to keep increasing at a steady pace. He estimates there are around 50 different outfits carrying loads out of the pits in the region. He also wants other people to be aware of the dangers and what they would have to do in order to file a formal complaint or lay charges. Langevin also hopes other motorists will go public with their own stories. "I just hope this story will make a difference." Langevin says more has to be done to protect motorists, and says he won't give up until something is done to help solve what he see's as an ever increasing problem.
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Andrew resident Jerry Langevin has had three rock chips flying off gravel trucks hit his vehicle over the past couple of weeks and wants other residents and motorists to beware of the dangers they pose before heading out on the highways. He has been informed that without having a license plate number, RCMP and Department of Transportation officials cannot lay charges.
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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), October 22, 2013- 7
Park plan for Lamont recently unveiled Committee chair shares excitement about the plan’s raw potential
Lamont Town Council approved in principle the conceptual park plan during its Oct. 8 meeting. After years of planning, the park’s committee has reached this point, and members are ready to move forward with fulfilling the area’s untapped potential. Michelle Pinon Editor
Gail Hrehorets was pumped. The chair of the Parks Planning Committee couldn't contain her excitement as she outlined details contained in the conceptual plan during an interview late last week. "We are all very excited," stated Hrehorets, referring to the other members of the Parks Planning Committee which include fellow Town Councillor Sylvia McDonald, Mayor Bill Skinner, Public Works Foreman Richard Chernyk, as well as members at large Janice Sheppard, Cheryl Skinner, Colleen Lopushinsky, Cindy Gruber, Dave and Jake
Taylor and Mic Dunsmore. A lot has happened since the first park plan meeting back in the fall of 2010, and Hrehorets said the conceptual plan, which uses Hillside Park as the jumping off point, is the perfect place to incorporate many different types of features and amenities. Committee members began gathering information to complete a needs assessment and asked various individuals, residents, school and community groups to provide feedback. Hrehorets said they even placed advertisements in the newspaper to gather input from residents. From there committee members had to evaluate how the park is currently used and how people
would like it to be used in the future. Committee members had a walk through with park planner Gilbert Catabay from Select Engineering last fall. "We told him what we were thinking and our needs," said Hrehorets. Some of the goals and objectives of committee members were low maintenance structures and use of sustainable materials. They also wanted the ability to fundraise and secure sponsors. Some of things committee members identified in the plan was to relocate the Queen's monument, which is currently located on vacant green space across from the curling club, to the main entrance of the park near the Peace
Arch. Another change would see the the large fastball diamond removed from the park. The plan also calls for a multi purpose centre that would consist of kitchen facilities and covered shelter to protect picnic tables and park dwellers. "This would be a rental space," noted Hrehorets. The facility would also be a short distance away from a playground. The plan also incorporates a skateboard and bike park, a viewing platform at the top of the hill, several gazebos, benches, walkways, trees and other plantings, new bridges, lighting, and a community garden. "As we build out the details we will take them back to council, public works and the engineering
firm." Eventually, the goal is to connect the park to other subdivisions and new developments in the community. "We want to build a unified system." Committee members have also talked about having a "name the park contest," and more initiatives could be brought forth in the future as well, added Hrehorets. To date, around $2,000 has been spent on the development of a conceptual plan. Even though a grant application for the multi-use facility was declined, the town will continue to pursue other avenues of funding. "Also, we have allocated $20,000 in this year's budget to help kick start the build out of the park plan." To date, the town has received a
$4,000 grant from Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation. “As well, we have applied for $50,000 from the United Farmers of Alberta.” Hrehorets pointed out that competition for that grant is high as there will only be a total of five winners. She is optimistic, however, and has all of her fingers and toes crossed. About a month ago Catabay presented the conceptual plan to committee members who gave it their stamp of approval. It went to town council and also received approval in principle on Oct. 8.
Thank you to the residents of Lamont County. I am honoured to have been acclaimed as your trustee for Elk Island Public Schools. Thank you for your continued confidence and support & I look forward to working with you over the next four years. Colleen Lopushinsky (Holowaychuk)
8 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Bruderheim Ag. Society gala honours volunteers Michelle Pinon Editor
Wayne Schoepp always has a story to tell; and the funny thing is they're all true! Schoepp, President of the Bruderheim Agricultural Society regaled guests with several humorous stories during the organization's volunteer and sponsor appreciation gala last Friday evening at the community hall. Schoepp said it took a lot of people to make the Smash 'N Bash and Heartland Ag. Days a success this past summer. "A lot of people came out of the woodwork to help us," said Schoepp, who extended a sincere thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors of the events. "It took a lot of people to make it happen." Schoepp also extended congratulations and appreciation to Smash ‘N Bash organizers. "When I look back on it, we had a tremendous crowd, and when I think of the organizers two people stand out, Cody Schoepp and Jamie Sobkow. "It was a great feat to bring something different to Bruderheim," acknowledged Cody Schoepp. The Smash 'N Bash brought in a lot of people from a different bracket. It also assisted local community groups who enlisted volunteers to help out and have a share in the proceeds. Altogether, 691 man
hours were ‘used and abused’ during the event. "We couldn't have done it without the volunteers," added Schoepp, who also thanked the sponsors for all of their contributions as well. He made special mention of Judy Koschade, the Town of Bruderheim's community liason, who worked behind the scenes to make the event a success. Then it was Wayne Schoepp's turn to take back the microphone and thank Mary Ann Olson for being the honorary parade mashall for the first annual Fred Olson Memorial Parade, and all of the time, effort, and organization that went into the inaugural parade. "We're so proud to have Bruderheim as the home of the Prairie Schooner and our landmark." Schoepp said the Heartland Ag. Days just keeps getting bigger and better, and even though they don't have many volunteers, they are able to get the job done. "We're not many, but we're mighty," said Schoepp. Another sentiment that came to mind that he also quoted was: "Big things happen in small places." He was also proud they were able to give back $2,800 to local community groups through volunteer efforts. One of those community groups is currently putting the finishing touches on a new playground at
Bruderheim School, noted Schoepp. Fort SaskatchewanVegreville MLA Jacquie Fenske told the audience she had been asked to speak about community, and she stated there really was no need as she could see and name many living breathing examples of community; people who provide leadership and offer a helping hand to those in need. Fenske thanked the agricultural society and its volunteers who accomplish many thing, keep the pioneer spirit alive, and make the community a better place to live. "Thank you for everything you do." Fenske also presented a cheque for $13,310 to the Bruderheim Society for its Walker School Project. The Bruderheim Ag. Society is one of 293 agricultural societies in Alberta. Fenske said there are 65,000 volunteers who volunteer 640,000 hours per year. Also extending congratulations to the Bruderheim Ag. Society was director Cathy Freed of Vegreville. "Wow, what a fantastic year! I can't say enough about the Bruderheim Ag. Society," said Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch. "Give yourselves a big hand." Hauch then presented the ag. society with the volunteer appreciation certificate that was originally handed out this past April. It was accepted by long-
time volunteer Vic Schneider. Schoepp also recognized the efforts of Foss and Shawna Irwin who took home first prize in
the parade driving the Northlands Stage Coach in honour of Fred Olson. Vic Schneider received a photograph from the parade along with a gas
card for all of his volunteer efforts. Treasurer Kathie Halisky was also recognized for her hard work, and presented with a jumbo calculator.
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Wayne Schoepp, President of the Bruderheim Agricultural Society accepts a cheque for $13,310 from Jacquie Fenske, MLA of the Fort SaskatchewanVegreville constituency during an appreciation event Oct. 18 at the Bruderheim Memorial Centre.
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Bruderheim Ag. Society President Wayne Schoepp, left, presents a gas card to longtime volunteer Vic Schneider who donates countless hours to the organization each and every year.
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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), October 22, 2013- 09
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Members of the Bruderheim Minor Sports Association held its grand opening this past Sunday to celebrate recent upgrades and the addition of a new dressing room for its hockey teams. Emerson Hauch was given the honour of cutting the ribbon while fellow hockey players, parents, skaters and community members looked on.
Bruderheim Minor Sports Association celebrates grand opening with completed renovations to it’s facilities Michelle Pinon Editor
October 20 was a stellar day for the Bruderheim Minor Sports Association (BMSA) which celebrated the grand opening of its new dressing room and hallway construction. BMSA President Tanner Maschmeyer was thrilled with the renovations and couldn't say enough about the support the organization received from its spon-
sors. "All we had to do was ask," added Maschmeyer, who was pleased with the outpouring of contributions from local industries and various organizations. There was even enough money left over for painting and new lighting. Marilyn Ens also acknowledged the support from the Town of Bruderheim as well as the contributions of Ashley Hauch who did a lot of the ground work behind the scenes.
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Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch was also on hand for the grand opening ceremony, and offered several comments on the project. "Bruderheim is very fortunate to have industry friends and sponsors to help us out in times out need." Hauch was also proud of the BMSA which spearheaded the initiative and was happy the organization was able to receive a provincial grant which it was able to match in order for the
upgrades to be completed. "I give a lot of credit to the volunteers." Hauch would also like to help get the word out about the town's recreation program which allows for up to $250 in assistance for families who want to get actively involved in minor sports. "So many kids are indoors playing video games, and I would like them to get out and enjoy what Bruderheim has to offer." Maschmeyer has volunteered and coached
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for many years with BMSA would also like to see more kids participate in the hockey program and keep fees affordable for families. This past year BMSA was able to
WILLIAM "Bill" McDougall Passed away on October 20th. He is survived by his wife Louise and all children. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 25th at Park Memorial in Edmonton at 3:30 p.m. No interment. Lunch to follow. Everyone welcome.
Halloween Fundraiser for “Jarad Christoffersen”
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Place: Chipman Hotel
When: October 25 Come join the fun! Adults & Teens - 10.00/cket Children 12 & Under - $5.00/cket (Includes Supper & Show) (Tickets Available @ Town Oﬃce)
purchase three sets of hockey equipment to help lower the costs for participants who may want to use it but not buy equipment.
Bring the whole family!
Photos taken at this event will be used for markeng purposes, including our website. If you don’t want your picture used, please contact the FOIP Coordinator at 780-796-3731 by November 4th, 2013. This informaon is being collected under secon 33(c) of the Freedom of Informaon and Protecon of Privacy Act.
•Silent Auction• •Draws• •Door Prizes•
8:00 p.m. start •Midnight Lunch•
Come Dressed in your best costume Music by: Shawna Lynn Denning and Friends
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10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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A great congratulations
The Town of Lamont Mayor, Council, and Staff
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Heartland Hotel will be celebrating their grand opening Octo b e r 26, 2013 1:00 - 5:00 pm
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Lamont County Council & Staff Congratulate Heartland Hotel in their Grand Opening Celebrations.
12 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Tradesmen working around the clock to finish Canexus’ rail expansion project Michelle Pinon Editor
Nearly 50 people attended an open house at the Bruderheim Fire Hall last Thursday to hear and see Canexus' plans for its expansion of its Bruderheim terminal. Terminal Manager Rick Danilkewich was on hand to meet and greet as well as answer any questions local residents had. "We've had a lot of local support," stated Danilkewich who took over as terminal manager two months ago. Danilkewich, who has resided in Lamont County for the past 12 years, said Canexus has invested $100 million this year alone, and is very excited about the expansion project. Currently, crews are working 24 hours a day to complete the 13 kilometre rail loop expansion. "They have been working for the last four months and will continue until the end of
December." According to Canexus, the unit train project has approvals from Lamont County, Alberta Environment and ERCB. All facilities have been designated and constructed in accordance with regulatory requirements including spill containment. The project also includes a vapor recovery system, and therefore no release of additional emissions is anticipated under normal operating conditions. Operation of the additional facilities is not expected to generate any additional measurable noise. Danilkewich said the number of permanent positions will also increase from 17 to 119 by the end of December 2013. Currently, they load 50 rail cars per day with diluted bitumen, and that number is expected to increase to 118 cars by the end of 2014. While further expan-
sion is not anticipated at Canexus, Danilkewich said they have installed hydro carbon storage in case there is proven demand for it in the future. In 2013, Canexus completed the installation of storage tanks to improve the efficiency of its hydrocarbon transloading facilities. Truck traffic has increased from 53 trucks per day to its current number of 120 trucks per day which is well under the 196 trucks per day allowed by the existing road haul agreement with Lamont County. As far as other benefits to the community, it was also pointed out that approved projects will contribute more than $2 million per year in additional property taxes. In total, over $50 million has been spent by Canexus on local businesses between 2010 and 2012.
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Wim Jonk, (left), owner of the Heartland Hotel in Lamont, chats with Rick Danilkewich, terminal manager at the local plant during an open house Oct. 18 at the Bruderheim Fire Hall. Nearly 50 people attended the event which offered detailed plans of its ongoing expansion project to the public.
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you’re invited to an open house Sasol’s Canada Gas-to-Liquid Project Sasol’s Canada Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Project will bring a new value-added processing industry to Alberta by converting natural gas to GTL diesel, GTL naphtha and liqueﬁed petroleum gas.
As part of our ongoing commitment to community and stakeholder engagement, we are pleased to invite you to learn more about the effects and beneﬁts of this Project and the progress being made in the regulatory approval process.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 5 – 8 p.m. Strathcona County Community Centre 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park Sasol staff will be available to answer any questions. Light refreshments will be served. Complimentary parking available in the underground parkade.
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The Canada GTL Project Application was ﬁled with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development on May 7, 2013. For a copy, visit www.sasolcanada.com or call 587-387-2048.
The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), October 22, 2013- 13
SALH to conduct training exercise in Lamont County Submitted by Lamont County On Oct. 26 and 27 the South Alberta Light Horse (SALH), an armoured reconnaissance unit of the Canadian Forces Army Reserve, will be conducting training on the roads in Lamont County. The boundaries that they will be using are Rg. Rd 191 in the east, Rg. Rd
205 in the west, Twp. Rd. 572 in the north and Highway 15 in the south. All training will be conducted outside of built up areas, on the range and township roads. It is expected that 21 personnel and four to five Jeeps will be involved, with the Jeeps moving in small groups of two, conducting training on route and bridge reconnaissance.
The SALH will also be using the Lamont County Administration Building parking lot as a link up point in the morning, and as a place to interact with the public. You are welcome to watch the training, and ask questions, and interact with the soldiers when they have an opportunity to do so.
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Lamont Fire and ambulance services were called out to investigate a small house fire in Lamont near the storage units on Tuesday October 15. JAZMINE INKSTER PHOTO
The Lamont United Church held their UCW supper on October 18, and was a great success with attendees.
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Lamont Recreation Centre 4848 39 Street, Lamont
Wednesday, October 30
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Thursday, November 7
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14 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Members of the King family were on hand at the Alberta Treasury Branch in Bruderheim Oct. 18 to accept a $2,600 cheque, proceeds from a trust fund that was set up for them following a fire that claimed the lives of their beloved pets and their home in the community this past spring. Pictured from left to right are: Mayor Karl Hauch, ATB employee Glennis Bailey, Janice Vitt secretary of the Bruderheim Moravian Church, Kathy, Vanessa and Robert King, and Sandy Scott. The King family expressed their gratitude to firefighters, friends, neighbours, community members, HPS, Bruderheim Moravian Church, and the Town of Bruderheim for all of their support during the difficult and stressful time in their lives.
The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), October 22, 2013- 15
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