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To keep it brief, “Under Where” is comedy gold Katie Davis News Reporter Who’s underwear, indeed. This is the existential query asked by many a character in the Castor Little Theatre play “Who’s Under Where?”, witnessed on Saturday, February 15 at the Castor Community Hall. The play, labeled a ‘farce in two acts,’ was in reality a performance much more clever and nuanced than the phrasing denotes – it was a mastery of comedic proportions, devilishly coy and charmingly tongue in cheek (which cheek is yours to guess) that had the dress rehearsal audience in fits of laughter throughout the afternoon. Showing to an audience of patrons from the Coronation and Castor Lodges, the play began with two attractive young entrepreneurs of the lingerie (pronounced “lan-gar-ay!”) business Passion Fashion Wear; sitting in a glamorous hotel suite furnished with an expansive balcony, luxurious cream sofa and racks brimming over with brightly coloured women’s undergarments. Jane Pritchard and Sybil Brunt, played by Sara Loonen and Jenna Wilson, reveal that they are poised on the cusp of a large business deal with a wellknown Italian designer. Given the cutthroat nature of fashion design, it is understood the deal will require buff, attractive men to model their underwear line, which includes a silk rabbit ensemble and what could loosely be called Scottish kilt-chic. From this opening scene the play unfolds as a cascading fury of one hilarious circumstance after another, beginning with the arrival of jealous husbands who have reached
tragically flawed conclusions about their wives’ whereabouts. Believing their wives to be commissioning services of a different sort from the models, the two men ultimately find themselves trapped in a comical triad of confusion – ranging from an
increasingly awkward mistaken suggestion of a threesome with model Sebastian to what can only be described as a drastic change of attire. Throw in a charmingly oblivious high fashion notable and a dowdy British security officer and ‘who’s underwear’
Cast of characters
As Jane Pritchard, Loonen crafted out a sassy persona of an intense industrialist and wellmeaning wife with just a hint of suppressed sexual energy that
comes crashing out in spurts when addressing everything from the myriad of hot models in various states of awkward posing, to her unrelenting insistence that her bunny boxer shorts/ear paring be modeled by one of the chiseled men. Turn to New layer, Pg 3
The many faces of the Castor Little Theatre: Johann Freerksen gets a touch up from Makeup Artist Pam Younger before the dress rehearsal show on January 15, 2014. ECA Review/K. Davis
Jane Pritchard and Sybil Brunt (L - R), played by Sara Loonen and Jenna Wilson) admire their men’s fashion line while George Brunt (Johann Freerksen) gawks in horror from his shrubbery hiding spot in “Who’s Under Where?” on Saturday, January 15 at the Castor Community Hall. ECA Review/K. Davis
Brett Pendleton looks absolutely fabulous, darling, as Paul Pritchard (in clever disguise) in “Who’s Under Where?” on January 15. ECA Review/K. Davis
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Kurt Oatway, who has signiﬁcant family ties to Coronation, Castor and area, competing in Super G at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup in Panorama, B.C. in January 2014. Oatway will be participating at the Sochi games in March. ECA Review/M. Carmichael/Alpine Canada
Scouting Sochi: a local’s journey to the Olympics Katie Davis News Reporter
As the Olympic games begin to filter onto television screens across the country, Kurt Oatway, who has family ties to Castor, Halkirk and Stettler, is gearing up to get closer to the action as he aims to compete in his first ever Paralympics run in Sochi this March. Oatway is the son of Carol Cox, who was born and raised in Alliance and currently operates as Wing Advisor for Castor Cadets #572. Oatway raced at Alliance Valley Ski Hill as a child and has attended many family gatherings in the area, where his aunts Fran Cox (Castor) and Darlene Neimetz (Stettler) and cousin Tanya Waltham (Coronation) still live. Oatway, who now lives in Calgary, will be participating in sit-ski (or mono-ski), a downhill event using equipment composed of a moulded seat fixed on a metal frame. Oatway says he’s ready to take on this new challenge and is feeling healthy and optimistic as his competition dates approach. “I was sick a few weeks ago but I’m over that which I’m glad,” he said. “I’ve got no injuries to speak of which is good.” Oatway will be active in Downhill (March 8), Super G (March 9), Slalom (March 13) and Giant Slalom (March 15) races when he gets to Russia March 5. His Olympic run of races comes after a week’s worth of training and World Cup Finals in Austria. “It’s going to be a long month and a half,” mused Oatway, who leaves for Europe on Valentine’s Day.
Oatway was an avid ski racer as a child but gravitated away from the sport during his teens, eventually perusing studies in geology at the University of Saskatchewan. In September of 2007 while on a sedimentary environments field trip in Utah, Oatway fell off a rock outcrop and plunged 12 meters to the ground, suffering a radial compression fracture of the T12 vertebrae. The result of the damage would be an incomplete spinal chord injury, which would require many months of surgery, physiotherapy and general recovery.
After graduating from University with a B.Sc. in geology in 2010, Oatway found himself pondering his future in a new way when he began watching the Vancouver Olympics. “In 2010 I had pretty much recovered a decent amount from my accident. I’d just graduated and I was sitting at home when the Vancouver Olympics came on,” he said. “Because I was a ski racer as a kid I was watching all the alpine events and it just got to a point where I thought I can’t give up on skiing completely and never do it again.” He noted that his accident forced him to ponder what he wished to achieve
in his life and consider what his passions were. “Getting injured kind of made me focus on what I wanted to do; I couldn’t leave it to chance anymore,” he said. Oatway found videos on YouTube of para-skiing and eventually tried the sport himself. Though he said he just wanted to get into the sport recreationally, his quick progress and athletic capabilities began to get him noticed in a big way. “It just kind of snowballed from there really,” he said. “I got better and faster at it, people started noticing and I got a few key invites.” Oatway competed as early as 2011 at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax, going on to make the national prospects team and placing gold in slalom at the 2013 Canadian championships in B.C. to name but a few successes.
Technique being paramount to any sport, Oakway points out some aspects of sit-ski he has to be aware of while training. “You don’t want to be leaning back a lot, in the back seat as they call it,” he noted. “The separation between hips and shoulders is very similar to able bodied skiing, because you want to leave the chest and shoulders parallel and square to the hill, facing downhill all the time.” Where difference lies, he said, is in the body’s relation to the ground. “You’re a lot closer to the ground, so the feeling of speed is actually greater,” he noted. “You get used to it after a while but it’s like going 100 km in a big truck versus a really low to the ground sports car where it seems like you’re going faster.” Oatway says his days of training as a professional athlete require commitment, early mornings and long days; but he noted much of the challenge is also in the mind. “Some of the greatest hurdles to get over are to just forget about everything else you’ve done in past, the bad races et cetera,” he said. “You focus on forgetting about what you could have done differently in the past as that’s not going to help.” Accomplishments, too, can be mental as well as physical. “Just knowing I can be on the same level as some of the best people in the world is exciting,” he said. “Like [Canadian sitskier] Josh Dueck; I can give him a run for his money every once in a while.”
Though Sochi is paramount to Oatway’s thoughts, he says he’d like to continue to ski competitively and see where it takes him in the future. “The Olympic games of 2018, South Korea, are definitely on the radar,” he said. “I know it’s four years away and the Russia game’s haven’t happened yet but it’s definitely something that I want to do. I’m going to keep racing as long as the team will have me.”
McKinnon faced 15 shots in Pierceland loss
by B.J. Avramenko The Stettler Storm ladies hockey team were supposed to play a home game against Frog Lake on Saturday, February 8 but Frog Lake did not make the trip and the girls were awarded a 1 0 victory, Geri Slemp was given credit for the goal. Sunday, February 9 the Pierceland Panthers came to town. In the first period both teams were hesitant with no one able to take the advantage. The Storm got on the board at 5:02 when Miranda Storch scored Kendra Rusaw and Jessie Anderson got the helpers. The Panthers tied the game up with less than three minutes left in the first on a goal scored by Karissa Warrington. At the half way mark of the second period Pierceland took the lead on a 5 - 3 power play Warrington got the goal. Pierceland added to their lead in the third with two Stettler players in the box again less than seven minutes into the period with Warrington getting the hat trick . The Storm battled to with in one on a goal scored by Morgan Van Dusen assisted by Grace Chapman and Miranda Storch. At the final horn the Storm fell 3 - 2 to the Panthers. Lindsey McKinnon faced 15 shots in the loss.
Stettler Storm player Morgan Van Dusen carries the puck out of the Stettler zone against Pierceland Panther’s Randi Gonie during their match on Sunday, February 9. ECA Review/B. Avramenko
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Walk to Sochi a success
Carrying the Olympic torch in honour of a successful ‘walk to Sochi’ from Coronation School, Grade 6 students Jaron Scribner, Haley Schmidt and Savannah Ayotte take a break at Coronation Designated Supportive Living on Thursday, February 13. ECA Review/K. Davis
by Diane Schmidt, Coronation Choosewell Committee The ChooseWell Community Challenge “Walk to Sochi” took place from January 13 to 31. Our goal was to walk the 9000 km in that time period and we more than reached our goal with a final total of 13,514 km. We engaged many community members, organizations and individuals alike, to send steps or kilometres walked weekly, or they could send total time spent per activity and let us do the math. They had the option of contacting us by our Facebook page or by email. The school and the Designated Supportive Living (DSL) were two of the organizations who had participated in the Walk to Sochi so ChooseWell arranged for the students and staff to walk to the DSL for Winter Walk Day, which takes place each
year on February 5. This year it was too cold for the kids to walk that day so it had to be rescheduled and was held Thursday, February 13. ChooseWell is in the middle of the February Community Walking Challenge “Walk Back from Sochi.” Unlike January’s Challenge, which was specific to Coronation Community only, the February Challenge is a Communities ChooseWell UWalk Challenge open to all Alberta communities and comes with a community walkability workshop and grant for the winning community with the highest average number of steps. The challenge runs from February 1 - 28 and we need many participants and many steps. More details about this challenge are available on the Coronation ChooseWell Facebook Page.
A collection of Coronation Supportive Living residents participated in the walk to Sochi initiative. The average walker age was 87 years old and average distance walked was 24 miles per day. In total residents walked 436,130 miles, which Wilf Sieger skillfully kept track of during the weeks of participation. (L - R) Wilf Sieger, Dodie Brigley, Al Williamson, Irene Erickson, Elaine Vanderburg, Susan Wilson, Evie Gillard and Dorothy Yeats. ECA Review/K. Davis
The Paintearth 4H Club held their club speak-off’s on Monday February 17. Winners were (L - R) Back row: Emmarae Bowyer placed third in intermediate; Brianna Bowyer placed second in the senior competition; Cutler Coppock, third in senior and Riley Coppock, first in senior. Front row: Evan Spady placed second in intermediate; Kalista Dooleage, first intermediate; Cade James, third junior; Baylee Freimark, first junior and Garrett Compton, second junior. ECA Review/Submitted
New layer of goofy charm Cont’d from Pg 1 She was at her best when concealing circumstances from others, wherein her character’s inability to suppress emotion enhanced her believability as a convincingly bad liar. As Sybil Brunt, Wilson made her acting debut as an elegant young businesswoman eager to succeed, her poise and straightforward attitude a compliment to the more comedic styling of Pritchard. For her first show, Wilson did not falter in her lines and seemed to grow more comfortable with the role as the play progressed, developing the comic persona of her character with proficiency. The play takes on an entirely new layer of goofy charm when Paul Pritchard and George Brunt, played by Brett Pendleton and Johnn Freerksen, arrive on scene. The men mirror each other in perfect form, with Freerksen’s self-conscious, trusting naiveté complimented well by Pendleton’s bullheaded presumption of spousal guilt. The two have some of the most quotable
lines in the play, such as when Pendleton observes of the insidious evidence against the wives that “proof is mounting” and Freerksen replies that this was an unfortunate choice of words. In the later half of the play, both men display what can only be called absolute comfort in their sexuality – in effort not to give away the plot, it is suffice to say that Pendleton deserves an award for both poise and vocal range and Freerksen will change the way the audience looks at apples forevermore. To round out the sensational cast, Don Sisson plays an on-point Bruno Fruferelli, the fashion mogul with a penchant for wine, women and the Italian language. Sisson is perfectly aloof in this role, embodying a man defined by a love of the pleasures of high society with just enough European cool to make the role distinctly believable. As Roger Hodge, the awkwardly inelegant security guard, Eugene Gustafson plays into British sensibility with just the right amount of snooty
entitlement to make plain his feelings of feeble superiority as guardian of hotel safety. Gustafson truly shines when an increasingly obscure – and distinctly British – play on sexuality is thrown into the mix; whereby the character’s inappropriate advances come on casually and grotesquely, making these scenes uncomfortably arresting to watch. As a new addition to Castor Little Theatre, Justin Standing fits in well as Sebastian, the deadpan, quietly confused model who is in his element to go with the flow no matter how strange the flow might be. Directors Rob Nichols and Andrea Griebel pulled off the play ‘seamlessly.’ For a dress rehearsal there were no real errors or false starts to be found. The set design was visually interesting and inviting as a capsule for the action on stage, and the flow of the play was such that the laughs were routine and continuous with no lulls or pauses in the comedic movement. Ultimately, “Who’s Under Where?”
answers all the right questions where comedy is concerned, even if the subject of gendered undergarments remains ambiguous till the very end.
The Castor/Coronation Bantam Team played the Battle River Outlaws, a team consisting of players from Forestburg, Daysland, Killam and Sedgewick, in a tight match on Tuesday, February 12 in Coronation. The Forestburg team won the match 4 - 3. Here, the wicked short of Castor Cyclone player Brandon Schaffner was on display as Cyclone Carver Zimmer and Outlaw Lucas Alderdice look on. ECA Review/K. Davis
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Things have stories to tell by Lois Perepelitz I seem to have become the birthday cake maker of the family. I am not sure how that happened but I take it as a compliment. I usually make a chiffon cake for birthdays and I always use my old yellow bowl to beat the egg whites in, as the cake just doesn’t seem to turn out right if I use anything else. The bowl is old. I remember my mother using it to make her pie dough in. The other day when I was washing it, I started to wonder just how old it was. It has been in the family for as long as I can remember, so did my mother get it new or was it handed down from her mother? I was talking to a friend about it and she said her mother had one just like it and she had gotten it with a new mix master in the late 50’s or early 60’s. That sounded logical so perhaps that mystery is solved. It’s funny how things can give us a peek into the life of someone. I could just see my mother being so happy to get this new mixer and a set of bowls to boot. I bet she thought that was a fantastic deal. It made me realize that a lot of the things we have collected over the years have stories to tell. My living room lamps had been given away and 30 years later they were brought
Serious tax cuts in 2015 by Gregory Thomas,, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) applauded the federal government’s 2014 - 15 budget, one that projects the first year-overyear spending cut since the Chrétien-Martin era. “We’re pleased and encouraged that Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty are on track to keep their election promise and balance the budget in 2014-15,” said CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas. “The challenge facing all parties and leaders now is to return the projected $30 billion surplus to Canadian taxpayers over the next five years, by paying down debt and reversing Employee Insurance (EI) payroll tax hikes,” Thomas added. The government has hiked maximum EI taxes 28 per cent since the 2008 financial meltdown. The 2014 budget forecasts EI premium
revenue to surpass benefits by $14.1 billion over the next three years. “Canadians would rather see more money on their paycheque than see $20 million frittered away on snowmobile trails and boutique tax credits,” said Thomas. The CTF slammed $500 million in additional spending on the Automobile Innovation Fund. “Taxpayers shouldn’t be giving millions to pad the bottom lines of these global auto makers,” said Candice Malcolm, CTF Ontario Director. “Chrysler, Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda and others should all fund their R&D from the billions they book in profits.” “Stephen Harper promised tax relief once the budget was balanced. Canadians have been very patient,” said Thomas. “It’s time for the Prime Minister to deliver on his election promise and deliver tax cuts and bigger paycheques to Canadians.”
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back to me. That is a funny little story. Then there is my Robert Woods ocean print that had been in my sister-in-law’s house for 20 years before I finally got it on my wall. That is still a family joke. The ‘Blue Boy’ needlepoint picture was made by my mother to be handed down as a memory of her. I also have many old dishes, some had been a wedding gift to my grandmother, my mother and some from my mother-in-law. These things and many others all have fond memories and a little peek into the lives of my family. I wonder if there would come a day when one of my granddaughters would be washing that old yellow bowl and wonder where it came from or how old it is. So many of these things are such ordinary everyday things that we don’t think of telling our family the story that goes with them, or we don’t think the story is interesting enough. I think I will start a new file on my computer and fill it with the stories of some of things I have. A future family member might be glad I did that. [Editors note: Do you have a unique or personal story about an everyday item? Send your tale to email@example.com]
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A bobsled team starts the race by running and pushing their sled the first 50 meters of the track. By pushing their feet against the track as they run, they create a force that moves their sled. The gas pedal in a car is called an accelerator because pushing on it makes the car accelerate or go faster. The racers work to get the most acceleration they can before jumping into the sled for the rest of the race.
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Captain Richardson: an exemplary model of leadership by Kailyn Fradette Women’s basketball captain Claire Richardson, who grew up in Brownfield on her parent’s farm, leaves a lasting impression on her team through exemplary leadership. “Claire is not only a skilled basketball player but also a natural born leader,” women’s basketball head coach Chad Romanuk stated. “She has been a captain since her second year and has continued to grow in her leadership ability,” said Romanuk. “Claire is passionate about her teammates and passionate about Briercrest, which is an asset in her leadership role. I am excited to see what God has planned for her future and how He uses her as she continues to grow and move outward from Briercrest. Claire has been a pleasure to coach over her 3 years here.” As a leader, one of Richardson’s biggest strengths is evident to anyone who knows her. “The Lord has given me a very outgoing personality,” she explained. “I tend to be very loud and vocal with my team and I try my best to be a leader in this area on and off the court,” said Richardson, who is in her third and final year at Briercrest College and Seminary. She will be graduating with an associate’s degree in biblical studies. When asked why she chose Briercrest, Richardson explained it was the unique environment. “I chose Briercrest because I could play competitive basketball while attending Bible School,” she said. When asked about some of her favourite memories Richardson had a hard time choosing.
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Bobsled races started in Switzerland in the 1890s. It was called bobsledding because the racers bobbed back and forth to increase their speed.
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Kathy Elaine Czar (Hutchison) Born July 28, 1965 - Died Feb.15, 2014 Kathy was born in Hanna, Alberta to parents Bruce and Irene Hutchison (Schmitz). She enjoyed an active childhood, participating in clubs like the 4H Horse Club with her horse ‘Thunder”, and the Hanna Seals, where she amassed a wall full of red ribbons from central Alberta swimming competitions. Upon graduating high school in 1983 she moved to Calgary where she worked as a secretary at Canadian Land Masters. Later, she attended SAIT and completed the Medical Transcription course, which Czar gained her professional employment at the Rockyview Hospital, and a private orthopedic surgeon’s office. During this time she met Les Czar and they were wed on Nov. 9, 1985, after a year and a half courtship. In 1988 Kathy and Les moved to the Hanna area where they began their rural life together, by purchasing the family ranch at Richdale, previously known as the K & B. There they raised their two children, Ashley Nicole, born in 1989 and Mackenzie Austin, born in 1991. Kathy enjoyed being part of the rural community and had a wide network of family and friends. Kathy was a passionate individual about many causes related to health, the environment and rural property rights. She always kindly and caringly shared her opinions and knowledge in an attempt to educate her fellow cattle industry and community members. She battled cancer for twelve years with strength and determination in an effort to minimize its impact on her active life. All those who shared a
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Ph. 403-578-4111 • Fax. 403-578-2088 Classified Ad Rates $13.00 + tax for 25 words or less + 19¢ a word after 25 each week or 3 weeks for $36 + tax (based on 25 words or less). Reach 24,700 homes with your classified. This includes For Sale, For Rent, Card of Thanks, Coming Events, etc. Payment Necessary All Classified Ads are on a Cash Only basis and must be prepaid before running. There will be a $5.00 service charge on every classified not paid for prior to publication. We accept cash, cheque, VISA or MC. It is the responsibility of the advertiser to check ad the 1st week and call us if in error. The Review is responsible for their mistakes the 1st week only. Deadline For Ads All classified ads must be received by 5 pm on Mondays preceding publication. For Too Late To Classifieds ad must be received by 10 am Tuesday. Ph. 578-4111. Mail to Box 70, Coronation, AB T0C 1C0.
PREOWNED 1856 Sq Ft Modular Office for sale. 4 offices, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, reception and ample storage space. $120,000. Must be moved. Phone 1-877-504-5005; www. jandelhomes.com. HOMES, Cottages & More. RTMI - Ready to Move in. Call 1-888733-1411; rtmihomes. com. Red Tag Sale on now - ask about our $100,000 giveaway. SHOP And Compare! Then let United Homes Canada get you the best value on a new TripleM home! Starting at only $92,500. Delivery conditions apply. 142 East Lake Blvd., Airdrie. 1-800461-7632; www.unitedhomescanada.com.
FOR RENT: In Coronation, 2 bdrm condo, 5 appliances, no-maintenance yard, fenced back yard with deck, large storage shed. Very new/clean. No pets/smoking, $750 + utilities. Ph.780-8572824 evenings or 587281-1364.
NEW Coil-Bound phone books Sk. border to Halkirk listings along Hwy 12, available now at Gateway Junction, Consort; Veteran Food Store; ECA Review Coronation; Coronation Value Drug Mart, RE Brigley & Sons, Coronation; Castor Value Drug Mart and Castor Food Fair. $4.20 (includes tax). METAL Roofing & Siding. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888263-8254. STEEL Buildings/Metal Buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www. crownsteelbuildings.ca.
DISCONNECTED Phone? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Phone Factory today! 1-877336-2274; www.phonefactory.ca.
Remote Car Starters Sales & Installation Call for prices and option details
G.P.L. Tractor Service Gordon Long 403-575-3863
LOOKING FOR a shop? Post Frame Buildings. AFAB Industries has experience, expertise, reliability and great construction practices. For a free quote, contact Ryan Smith 403-8180797 or email: ryan. firstname.lastname@example.org. EVERY WATER Well on earth should have the patented “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. www.1-800bigiron.com. Phone 1-800-BIGIRON.
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WRECKING AutoTrucks. Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports. We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff. Trucks up to 3 tons. North-East Recyclers 780-875-0270 (Lloydminster).
Please donate when your EASTneighbourhood CENTRAL Bull Heart Month Sale volunteer Friday, March 21 knocks at your door.
at Dryland Cattle CHAROLAIS bulls for Trading, Veteran, Ab. sale. Yearling & 2 yr 40 Horned & Polled olds. Wintering availheartandstroke.ca Hereford Bulls. Call able. 780-582-2254, 403-676-2086 for cataForestburg. logues. Check Dryland’s website for Classifieds work! pictures in early Call 403-578-4111 February.
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FOR SALE - New variety of yellow pea seed. Can be loaded at Coronation Seed Cleaning Plant. Call Kurt 403-575-5388. 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.
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***************** Pasture, Hay and Grain Farming Looking for land for the upcoming spring Offering competitive, flexible agreements. Please call Scott @ 403 546-2278 Ext.1 or 403 857-9703
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403-854-4456 Check us out for all your Real Estate needs!! Commercial, Residential, and Farm & Ranch
Interprovincial Transportation Summit Meeting Saturday, March 1st
9:00 am Compeer Community Hall wheels keep turningCenter for new Main Street, Compeer, Alberta
The Camrose Chrysler Sales Rep
Host by Drumheller Stettler MLA Rick Strankman Phone: 403·854·4333, 403·823·8181 Email: Drumheller.Stettler@Assembly.ab.ca
Ed Rye was sold on Camrose Chrysler long before he began working as a sales representative for the company. In 2003 he bought a car from Mike Rodin, who is now the dealer principal. It was a 300M and the best car he’s ever owned. “Never missed a beat,” says Ed. “and still going strong.” After a life of working in the oil patch and driving trucks, Ed decided to take it a little easier. All those jangled miles on the road were taking a toll on his lower back. However, life in his recliner was tougher on him than bouncing around on a long haul, so he picked up the phone and called Mike, wondering if they had any opportunities. A new door opened. “Here I am,” says Ed with a big friendly smile. “It’s a blessing.” He absolutely enjoys the work, meeting people and staying vital. If you’re looking for a new vehicle, give Ed a call. You’ll be impressed by how hard he’ll work for you.
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Ph. 780.672.2476 or 1.800.563.4202 • 3511-48 Ave., Camrose www.camrosechrysler.com
ph (780) 672-2476 cel (780) 878-4421 fax (780) 679-2622 Toll Free 1-800-563-4202 3511-48 Avenue Camrose, AB T4V 0K9 Email: email@example.com
Guardian Castor Drugs - Sheet Metal Killam Plumbing Mon.-Thurs.: 8 am - 6 pm & Heating Fri.: 8 am - 8 pm Sat.: 9 am - 5 pm Sun.: Noon - 4 pm
WEEKEND SPECIAL 12 Pk Pop $4.99 (8 am Thurs. - 4 pm Sun.)
Little Gap Septic Service
Little Gap Septic Service
4901-50 St. Castor, AB 403-882-3388
Roger E. Johnson Enterprises Inc. - Appliances - Electronics - Insurance - Telus Mobility -
Serving East Central Alberta Brett & Lana Twa
4809-50th St., Consort, AB
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
Development Office Notice of Decision
Notice is hereby given of the following decisions in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26, and Bylaw No. 2009-559 and amendments thereto, of the Town of Coronation: Lot 15 Keith Murphy & Susan Domoney Block 8 4918 Windsor Avenue Plan 8149AH Permit #2014-001 Approved Interior building renovations for Take-Out Pizza Establishment. The above noted application will be held fourteen (14) days after publication of this notice at which time this decision is deemed to be final unless otherwise appealed. Any person wishing to appeal a decision may file an appeal at the Town Office, 5015 Victoria Ave., Coronation, AB or by mail to Box 219, Coronation, AB T0C 1C0. Date of Publication: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Ed Rye SALES
Town of Coronation Development Office Sandra Kulyk
Chapman and Co.
Big Country Construction & Building Supplies Ltd. • Custom New Homes •All Farm Buildings • Renovations • Windows and Doors • Overhead Doors & Service • Retail Sales
• Plumbing • Gas Fitting • Air Conditioning • Sheet Metal • Commercial Refrigeration
Serving the Big Country
Main Street Hanna, AB
Professional Accountants LLP
Guy Chapman CA* Chris Annand, CA* Kendra Walgenbach, CA* Naomi Roth, CGA* 4702 51 Ave, Stettler, AB st
Phone 403-742-3438 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gchap.ca Fax 403-742-0560
Dr.McIver In Coronation
MONDAYS 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call Anytime for Appointments
Located in Coronation Mall
“Honesty, Dignity and Respect when it matters most.” Heather Caseley, Funeral Director
Sylvie Tremblay, Funeral Director
5117 Victoria Ave. • Ph. (403) 578-2928 • Toll Free 1-888-578-2928
E.Roger Spady BARRISTER & SOLICITOR Coronation Mall
Hearing Testing Sales & Service 5124 50th St. (Main St.)
578-3131 Oﬃce Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FUNERAL CHAPELS & CREMATORIUM Your Funeral and Cremation Professionals
Bay 5/6 - 7667-50th Ave., (1/2 block N. of the old location)
Everything for the Hunter, Fisherman or Camper
Quality Customer Care
RED DEER 34-sport (347-7678)
Accepting New Patients
PLUMBING & HEATING LTD.
Stettler, AB Mark (403) 741-4144
8am to 5pm Mon.to Fri.
Wecker Residential • Commercial Foundations • Shingling Siding • Framing • Fences Garages • Finishing
Dr. Huang Dr. Sribney
Jim Renschler Electric LTD. Construction Ltd.
Town of Coronation
Service Wise We Specialize
403-742-5237 Stettler, AB
Fully Licensed Associates Verna Rock/Corinne Nattestad
403-578-3777 Dean Ross 5018 Royal St. Owner, Director, Embalmer Coronation, AB. www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com
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REFLEXOLOGY Program, fun and relaxed learning. Register now limited space. Starting March 15 & 16, 2014. Certificate on completion. 403-340-1330. START NOW! Complete Ministry approved diplomas in months! Business, health care and more! Contact Academy of Learning College 1-855-354-JOBS (5627) or www.academyoflearning.com. We change lives.
SEASONAL Full Time Farm Supervisor starting June 2014. Responsibilities include cow/calf processing, fencing, welding, operate/maintain equipment, trucking (Class 1 license required), highly motivated team worker with excellent communication skills. Evenings and weekends required. $16$18/hour wage depending on experience. Only candidates with 3+ years experience considered. Please forward resume to Tim & Tammy Smith, Box 72, Coronation, Ab. T0C 1C0; tntsmith_40@ hotmail.com or call 780-856-3996 (evening calls only). SEASONAL Full-Time Position from April 1 July 31 available on large grain and cattle operation located at Bashaw, Ab. Applicant to assist with calving cows, herd health, feeding and pasture roation. Riding a horse and roping are necessary skills. Applicant must also be highly motivated and have good communication skills. Competitive salary available. For further info contact Dwight at 403-3232355. Send resume to email@example.com or fax to 780-3722350. SIGNING BONUS! Hiring long haul semi owner operators to haul RVs and general freight. Paid 85% of invoiced amount with open invoice policy. Benefits, co fuel cards and subsidized insurance. Must have ability to cross border. Call 1-800-867-6233; www. roadexservices.com.
UP TO $400 cash daily full-time & part-time outdoors. Spring/summer work. Seeking honest, hardworking staff; PropertyStars Jobs.com. BRANCH Manager & Counter Parts Person required for automotive parts, HD parts and body shop supply business in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Parts experience required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. PERMANENT FullTime Position available on large grain and cattle opoeration located at Bashaw, Ab. Applicant must have knowledge and experience in calving cows, herd health, feeding and pasture rotation. Other duties may include fencing, haying, silaging and harvesting. Class 1 licence an asset. Applicant must be highly motivated and have good communication skills. Competitive salary and accommodation available. For further info contact Dwight at 403323-2355. Send resume to ddurie@ xplornet.com or fax to 780-372-2350. LANDSCAPING Sales & Service opportunities! Up to $400 cash daily! Full-time & parttime outdoors. Spring/ summer work. Seeking honest, hardworking staff; www. PropertyStarsJobs. com. NEED TO Advertise? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details 403-578-4111.
WINCH Tractor Operators. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. Email: rigmove@telus. net. Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: www.heoil.com. MACKENZIE County in Fort Vermilion has a career opportunity for a Director of Finance. Salary range $117,266. - $134,700. Visit: www. mackenziecounty.com for more information or call 1-877-927-0677. ATTENTION Semi Operators! Are you looking to downsize? Haul RVs from USA to Western Canada! Looking for 1 ton and 3 ton O/O. 1-800-8676233; www.roadexservices.com. FULL-TIME Bakery Manager required at Sobeys in Olds, Alberta. 40 hours per week. Benefits. Fax resume to 403-5568652 or email: sbyc125olds@sobeys. com. WANTED: Operations Forester required to lead team in Alberta. Permanent full-time opportunity for qualified experienced forester with supervisory experience. Email resume to: njb_ins@ telus.net SEEKING A Career in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php.
Stettler Sales & Rentals Looking for a
Full Time Permanent Mechanic Contact Darryl at email@example.com or fax resume to 403-742-8777
INTERIOR Heavy Equipment Operator School. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! iheschool.com. 1-866-399-3853.
TRUE Psychics! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-3423036; Mobile: # 4486; http://www.truepsychics.ca.
DATING Service. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-8045381. (18+).
DISABILITY Benefit Group. Suffering from a disability? The Canadian Government wants to give you up to $40,000. For details check out our website: www.disabilitygroupcanada.com or call us today toll free 1-888875-4787.
Summer Employment Applicants must possess a valid driver’s licence.
Please send all applications/resumes to: Town of Coronation Box 219, Coronation, AB TOC 1CO or fax: 403-578-3020 Attention: Barry Deadline for applications is Friday, March 21, 2014
MEIER GUN Auction. Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - Handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting and sporting equipment. To consign call 780-440-1860.
Put your ad in the classifieds! Call 403-578-4111
Help Wanted Deerhead Inn (Provost, AB)
Housekeeper & Duties (Full or Part Time) Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Future Ag Inc. is in need of
3 MECHANICAL ASSEMBLERS Full Time - Permanent
Benefits,$19.00 per hour, 40 hours per week, may work some weekends during busy season on weekend with a day off in lieu or overtime Some secondary school education is required. Experience is an asset. Duties: Assemble, fit and install prefabricated parts for subassemblies or finish products using hand and power tools, Position, align & adjust parts for proper fit, Fasten parts together using bolting & riveting equipment or other fastening and joining techniques,Check subassemblies for quality control. Work Location: 5117 Brownfield Hiway Coronation, AB T0C 1C0 Mail, Fax or e-mail Resume to: Future Ag Inc. Phone: (403)343-6101 Fax: (403)342-0396 E-mail: email@example.com Mailing Address: Box 489 Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5G1
Artificial Lift Technician – SilverJack
Zedi is looking for an Artificial Lift Technician to work out of Stettler, AB. Duties will include providing customer service and support to Zedi SilverJack customers in Alberta, supervising installation and commissioning of hydraulic pump jacks and liaising with the Aritifical Lift Team Globally and the Customer Care group in Calgary to meet customer needs and resolve problems. Oil and gas production background is preferred and mechanical and/or electrical competencies would be an asset. Forward your resume in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild Rose Co-operative Association Ltd.
Home Centre Manager
Sedgewick Service Centre, Sedgewick, AB The Home Centre Manager will be responsible for preforming a variety of duties in a fast-paced and retail setting including, but not limited to: oversight to the hardware, lumber and feed departments; all facets of building estimation and sales; management of assets and adherence to maintenance schedules; ensuring customer relations are a top priority; ensuring adequate results in sales, margins and inventories; adherence to merchandising standards, marketing efforts, signage (product & directional), staff appearance and housekeeping; appearance of departmental facilities and equipment; budget and report preparation; processing of claims, invoices and other paperwork; development of written performance appraisals; training for new hires existing personnel; attendance of regularly scheduled staff meetings; and staying aware and informed of all new materials or techniques by attending material manufacturer’s seminars, trade shows, etc. Lifting up to 40lbs. is required. The successful candidate must possess the ability to work as part of a team, possess excellent leadership, communication, organization, management and sales skills. Related experience in the Co-operative Retailing System with a sound knowledge of accounting/mathematical principles, Seljax estimating program and a general construction knowledge are considered assets. Some overnight travel maybe required. Wild Rose Co-op offers a competitive salary, benefits including Extended Health and Dental, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Pension, Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) training, on-going professional development, work-life balance and excellent opportunities for career advancement. To apply or for more information, please contact:
Crystal MacLean, Human Resources Manager (780) 672-3107
Town of Coronation Coronation Golf Club CORONATION POOL The Town of Coronation is accepting applications for
MOTHERS OF 6 - 10 year olds needed for internet study about parenting. Receive $15. Call the UBC Parenting Lab, Psychology Department toll free 1-866-558-5581.
The Coronation Golf Club is accepting applications for Inside Staff (must be 18 years of age) and Outside Staff (must possess a valid driver’s license). For more information, please call Barry at 403-575-0756 Please send all applications/ resumes to: Town of Coronation Box 219 Coronation, AB TOC 1CO or fax: 403-578-3020 Attention: Barry Deadline for applications is Friday, March 21, 2014
The Coronation Pool is looking for
Lifeguards or Individuals Interested in Becoming Lifeguards. Applicants must be 15 years of age. Above average wages. For more information, please call Barry at 403-575-0756 Please send all applications/resumes to: Town of Coronation Box 219, Coronation, AB TOC 1CO or fax: 403-578-3020 Attention: Barry Deadline for applications is Friday, March 21, 2014
Petrof ield Industries, t he Leader in manufacturing Hydrovac trucks, is accepting resumes for the following positions: * General Labourers * Industrial Painters * Sandblasters * Material Handler * Automotive Electrical Technician * Journeyman Welder / Apprentice * 2nd Yr Welder with Aluminum experience Visit our website at: www.tornadotrucks.com for more details. Our Company has an enthusiastic fast paced working environment, with advancement possibilities for the motivated person, and offers an excellent benefit package. fax: 403-742-5544 e-mail: email@example.com
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8TH ANNUAL Red Deer Collector Car Auction & Speed Show, March 14 16/14, Red Deer Westerner Park. Exhibitor space available. Consign your car. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; EGauctions.com. MAJOR Restaurant Equipment Auction at an Edmonton fine dining & lounge location. Sunday, February 23, 11 a.m., 10628 Kingsway Ave., Edmonton. Full ad at howardsauctions.ca or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 780-718-2274.
LEARN THE Latest about Celiac Disease and a Gluten-Free diet at the Canadian Celiac Association National Conference, May 30 June 1, 2014, Calgary. Visit the gluten-free market. Everyone welcome. Register at www.calgaryceliac.ca; 403-237-0304.
QUALITY Assurance Course for Health Canada’s Commercial Marijuana Program. February 22 & 23, Best Western Hotel, Kelowna, BC. Tickets: www.greenlineacademy.com or 1-855-8608611 or 250-870-1882.
CALL FOR Applications. C. A. MacLean/Fred Row Journalism bursaries. Help us locate a deserving individual from your community who would like to pursue a career in print journalism. Applications must be received by February 26, 2014. For further information, contact your local weekly newspaper or the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, 1-800292-6903 ext. 225; www.awna.com.
ATTENTION Home Builders! No Warranty = No Building Permit. Contact Blanket Home Warranty for details. 1-888-925-2653; www. blanketltd.ca.
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Stettler is now hiring
• Part time Grocery Clerks • Meat Manager Apply at email@example.com or apply within
Tankstore Ltd. is currently accepting resumes
Experienced Structural Welder
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The County of Stettler is seeking a Grader Operator(s) to be responsible for the maintenance of municipal gravel roads in their designated division. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required: • Class 3 license with Q Endorsement • Previous experience as a Grader Operator with skills in summer grading and winter plowing of gravel roads • Effective communications skills in dealing with the general public • Mechanically inclined and demonstrate responsibility to maintain their grader (eg. fuel, changing blades, greasing) For the above noted position please submit resume, along with current 5-year driver’s abstract. Candidates selected will provide a criminal record check prior to commencement of work. Please respond in confidence to: Dennis Nelson, Director of Public Works firstname.lastname@example.org County of Stettler No. 6 PO Box 1270 STETTLER, Alberta T0C 2L0 These positions may remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all for their interest in the County of Stettler, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
NEW Coil-Bound phone books
Castor and District Ag Society Rodeo Committee invites interested parties to
Tender a Bid for the 2014 Concession at the Castor Rodeo. Concession is needed Friday July 25 for the evening performance and Saturday July 26 all day. Bids need to be in to Heide Andersen by March 15, 2014. The highest or any bid not necessarily accepted. There is some equipment available to use at the rodeo grounds.
For more information please call Heide Andersen at 403-882-2353.
LOG HAUL CONTRACTORS WANTED
12345 Experienced contractor log trucks & drivers wanted immediately to haul into Spray Lake Sawmills, Cochrane, Alberta. Contact Rob 403-851-3388 Email: email@example.com
PUBLIC NOTICE CAMPGROUND BOOTH ATTENDANT ALBERTA TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
Love the outdoors and especially Alberta Parks? Then we have a fantastic summer job for you! If you like meeting new people, exploring the outdoors, and helping parks visitors rediscover their own connection to nature, come be part of our team at Dillberry Lake Provincial Park, near Chauvin, Alberta. You can view details of this position by clicking on “Job Openings” at www.albertaparks.ca or call 1-780-842-7549. Please submit a resume and cover letter by14023DT3 email, fax or mail to: 14022DT5 Katy Delves, Conservation Officer Alberta Tourism, Parks & Recreation Parks Division - Wainwright District 810-14 Avenue Wainwright, Alberta T9W 1R2 Fax: 780-842-7549 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing Date for receiving Resumes is March 15, 2014.
Sk. border to Halkirk listings along Hwy 12, available now at Gateway Junction, Consort; Veteran Foods, Castor Food Fair; ECA Review Coronation; Coronation Value Drug Mart, RE Brigley & Sons, Coronation; Castor Value Drug Mart and Castor Food Fair. $4.20 (includes tax).
Castor Golf Club Employment Opportunities Castor Golf Club is now accepting resumes for the following positions for the 2014 golf season:
- CLUB HOUSE WORKERS - GROUNDS CREW WORKERS
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY TRACK MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL HARDISTY REQUISITION # 28564 Tired of the same old thing? At Canadian Pacific you can be part of something historic. You have a chance to make a difference, to see Canada, and build a future. Canadian Pacific is one of Canada’s most iconic companies. We move the goods that keep the world turning, and we’re on our way to doing it better than anyone else. To get there, CP is looking for some adaptable, hard-working, safety-conscious, and resultsdriven people to join our force of conductors .
Please indicate whether looking for Full Time or Part Time Employment
You don’t need: Railroading experience Connections
Please submit Resumes to: Castor Golf Club Box 753 Castor, AB TOC 2LO Via Fax: 1-780-385-2406 Via Email: email@example.com
You do need: Great attitude Willingness to learn Safety oriented work ethic To work in and around Hardisty
*Strong Work Ethic * Pride In The Finished Product *Competitive Wages *Benefit Package PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Gibsons Energy is currently looking for an
MILLWRIGHT – Hardisty, AB PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide technical expertise and guidance with respect to the maintenance and repair of all facility equipment. Maintain the efficient operation of all facility equipment. Supervise and coordinate contract workers, in this discipline, that are working in the Gibson Hardisty facilities. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide support in the scheduling of preventative maintenance for facility equipment. • Communicate with Operations personnel with respect to maintenance activities. • Perform preventative maintenance and emergency repairs on facility equipment. • Troubleshoot problems related to aspects of facility equipment. • Provide training, support, & guidance with respect to equipment maintenance to Operations personnel. • Record all equipment repairs and maintain an inventory record for all facility equipment in Maximo. • Assist in the commissioning of new equipment in the Hardisty area. To view the full posting and apply online, please visit our website at www.gibsons.com/careers Req ID # 2441.
Only those candidates contacted will be considered. All communication will be directed to the email address you use on your online application form. The journey has begun but is far from over.
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Clearview Public Schools (Clearview School Division No. 71)
Substitute\Casual School Bus Drivers
Invest in your community by becoming a substitute school bus driver. This position would work well for: farmers, parents, recent retirees and community members who enjoy working with children, are reliable and would like to earn extra income. This opportunity offers flexibility, extra income and lots of free time during the day. We offer a comprehensive training program which includes classroom and practical driving support necessary to drive a school bus. You will also learn the skills required to safely and confidently transport children. Training starts March 3, 4 & 5th 2014 in Stettler, AB. Please contact us by February 28 by noon. For more information or to register please contact: Maryann Wingie, Director of Transportation Clearview School Division No. 71 P.O. Box 1720 , 2nd Floor, 5031 – 50 Street, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Telephone: (403) 742-3331 Facsimile: (403) 742-1388 BECOME A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL BUS DRIVER TODAY
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Municipal District of Provost No. 52 The M.D. of Provost No. 52 is currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of
Public Works Administrative Assistant
Tasked with administratively assisting the Director of Public Works, the successful candidate will be responsible for all administrative support functions in the M.D.’s Public Works Department. Duties will include direction of verbal and written complaints, timesheet and contract administration, records management and other general administrative functions integral to the department’s operation. Based in the Provost Public Works shop and reporting to the Director of Public Works, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills and an ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced environment while handling a variety of simultaneous issues. Wage and salary are commensurate with experience, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Resumes may be addressed to: Wayne MacLean Director of Public Works Box 300 Provost, Alberta T0B 3S0 email@example.com
Municipal District of Provost No. 52
Maintenance and Caretaking Services SHORNCLIFFE LAKE PARK
The M.D. of Provost No. 52 is currently seeking a qualified individual to provide maintenance and caretaking services on a contract basis at Shorncliffe Lake Park during the Park’s operational season (May-October annually). The successful candidate will possess not only excellent mechanical, carpentry and people skills, but also have a strong work ethic and the ability to carry out multiple simultaneous tasks with minimal supervision. The position is responsible for the following duties: 1. Collection and administration of all camping fees within the Park. 2. Supervision of camping activity within the Park. 3. Grass cutting and general beautification throughout the Park. 4. Garbage collection. 5. Cleaning and sanitization of shower houses and washrooms, including coordination of septic pump-outs. 6. General facilities maintenance and painting. 7. Closing and opening the Park gates at 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., respectively. 8. Facilities booking. 9. Beach cleaning and maintenance. 10. Campsite and fire pit cleaning. 11. Equipment maintenance. 12. Minor tree trimming. 13. Other duties as may be required by the M.D. Administrator from time to time. Due to the intensive nature of the contract, it is crucial that the contractor be available on-site throughout the camping season. On-site housing is provided, for both seasonal and off-season occupancy.
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MAPLE LEAF CHAROLAIS
10th Annual Bull Sale FEBRUARY 28th, 1:00 P.M.
NEW LOCATION: VJV AUCTIONS, PONOKA
Two-Year-Old/Long-Yearling/ Yearling Bulls • Full French and French Influenced • Polled & Horned
Lunch will be provided
Sound, correct & full of meat these bulls will add pounds
Over 40 years selecting for: Calving Ease, Docility, Meat and Structural Soundness Contact us for more information or a catalogue MAPLE LEAF CHAROLAIS
George Stewart 780-352-4817 Tom & Carey Stewart 780-352-5902 RR 1, Falun, AB T0C 1H0 firstname.lastname@example.org Raising Full French since 1966
HOLLOW 18U MAX 40Z
HOLLOW 1U EFFECTIVE 20Z
306-584-7937 Helge By 306-536-4261 Candace By 306-536-3374 email@example.com
Catalogue online at www.bylivestock.com
CROP PRODUCTION WORKSHOP Thursday, March 27, 2014
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Forestburg Community Hall
COST: $20/member $30/non-member PLEASE REGISTER BY: March 24 CALL: 1-800-828-6774 or 780-582-7308 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org www.battleriverresearch.com
SPEAKERS: Keith Gabert: Canadian Canola Council Agronomist Chris Chivillo: Manager of W.A. Grain and Pulse Solutions “Marketing of Faba Beans and Other Pulse Crops”
Sherry Strydhorst: Agronomy Research Scientist, ARD “Stacking Agronomic Practices to Achieve Maximum Wheat Yield”
Nevin Rosaasen: Research Economist, ARD “Market Update, etc”
Battle River Railway: Speaker to be Confirmed
AG R I C U LT U R E
Impact of wildlife
by the Alberta Beef Producers Alberta is the largest beef producing province in Canada with 20,000 farms supporting over 5.5 million cattle sharing the landscape with native wildlife species. Wildlife is an important component of our natural landscapes, providing recreation and hunting opportunities and indicating healthy landscapes. Co-existing with wildlife often results in economic impacts like animal or feed loss, property damage and the costs of damage prevention and producer management of dealing with wildlife. How do we support this important agricultural industry in Alberta while maintaining healthy wildlife populations? To help address this, Alberta Beef Producers is working with the Miistakis Institute to deliver a beef producer survey. The purpose of this survey is to help better understand the economic impacts of wildlife provincially and on a regional scale. This study will help fill knowledge gaps about costs producers assume and inform the understanding of this issue from beef producers’ perspectives. Alberta Beef Producers intend to use the results to help create an environment between producers and others that: • Recognizes producers as stewards of the land, who bear significant costs supporting wildlife. • Foster a cooperative approach to wildlife management. • Recognize producers’ knowledge of reasonable levels of local wildlife populations. • Develop fair and sensible methods for measuring losses to wildlife. • Acknowledge the uneven distribution of wildlife costs among producers and throughout society. • Pursue creative mechanisms such as Ecological Goods and Services programs for financing stewardship and realistic loss compensation. To be successful, the project requires over 2000 beef producers from across Alberta fill in the survey. It is important to hear from all producers, those encountering difficulties and those who are not. The survey can be found at www.beefsurvey. ca. It will be open from February 5 to March 5, 2014. If completing the survey online is difficult, hard copies can be acquired from ABP email@example.com or 403-275-4400. th
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Wed., February 26
1 p.m. Camrose Regional Exhibition
• Selling 130 quality Traditional Fullbloods FIELD ERS& Black Purebreds BUYRed TESTE Spring S Lake Simmentals GENE D DRAWBrockoff Simmentals TIC
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MACK CLARK BLACK ANGUS
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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ASPEN VIEW ANGUS FARMS has on offer:
25 Purebred Red Angus bulls
OPEN HOUSE AT OUR FARM
February 28 & March 1, 2014
From Wainwright - 20 m. E. on Hwy 14 to Ribstone Rd. then S. 2.5 mi. to 44-4 - W. 1/4 m. to first farm on S. side of road
Jim & Linda Greg & Amanda Farm: 780.755.2207 Cell: 780.806.1319 (ph or txt) PUGH Poster 2014.indd 1
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Thank You Contact: Darryl Clark to our customers Home: 780-858-2220 for their support over the last 19 years Cell: 780-806-4044 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.aspenviewangus.com
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Are your cows efficient enough? Agri-News With the prospects of better calf prices this year, the cow-calf industry is facing the possibility of future profits. Efficiency, refining production output and costs, within the cow herd becomes more important as owners seek to expand profit margins. The following are points that are important in increasing the overall efficiency of a cow herd: Overall efficiency of a cow herd is dependent on the match of the cow’s biological type with the environment that they are placed into. Cows need to fit the environment, which to the greatest extent is based on what the producer believes is necessary as good care. Climate and feed resources are also factors that can affect the type of cow herd; however, these factors don’t play as big a part as a care giver does. Within any group of similar cows, there is variation in their ability to convert plant energy into animal energy. Some cows are genetically more able to accomplish their job on less feed. Conversely, some cows genetically need more feed in order to do their job of raising calves each year. Research is currently underway to further develop the concept known as Residual Feed Intake (RFI) or net feed efficiency. Because of the complexity in measuring RFI, this concept first became available to the cattle industry through bull test stations. Similar to any other traits, bulls are being identified for their RFI, and buyers can use this traits as another factor when bidding. Because RFI is reasonably heritable, this feature can be passed onto the daughters. Cow milking ability is a major factor that establishes the nutrient requirements at any given time of year. Cows that milk less have lower feed requirements. The change in nutrient requirement does not change as quickly as cow size. A 2000 lb cow does not eat twice as much as a
1000 lb cow. Rather, feed requirements change with an animal’s metabolic weight rather than the live weight. The metabolic weight is achieved by multiplying the live weight by the .75 power. The size of the cow isn’t as important as is her long-term compatibility to her environment. Although large cows in a herd can be as productive relative to their body size as small cows, it is not as likely. That’s because it’s easier to be a lazy large cow than to be a lazy small cow. The manager is quicker to notice that the little cow of the herd is lazy as her calf is just plain small. The larger cow can be as lazy as the small cow, but her calf will still fit in with the other calves. Although poor keeping cows cull themselves through infertility, the poor performing cows don’t have a biological method for culling themselves except through the scrutiny of the cow owner. The tool for culling is much more subjective and sometimes less observant. The only certain way to correct this is to individually weigh the calves in the fall and to correlate this with the actual weight of the cow. The degree of tolerance to poor efficiency is largely based on economics. The relationship between feed prices and calf prices will determine how inefficient cows can get yet still be profitable. “In deciding the optimal cow for your situation, look to those cows that are pregnant in deciding the type of replacements to place back into the herd,” says Ken Ziegler, beef/forage specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “Be sure to also look at the open cows to decide what heifers to send to the feedlot. Once producers have made decisions on their cows, then they must look to the bulls which reinforce the characteristics that producers are trying to raise in their heifers.”
Smith’s Texas Longhorns
45 Red & Black Simmental bulls, and 30 Simmental replacement heifers
ULYSSES Son of SENATOR We have a limited number of coming two year old bull for sale.
www. m appin s immentals.com
Bill and Linda Smith • Endiang, AB RANCH PHONE – 403-579-2410 Bill’s Cell – 403-854-1947