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Theatre brings new understanding to local history Katie Davis

News Reporter The town of Alix, AB was transformed into a container for living history on Saturday, February 1 as the Community Hall played host to the third annual Characters from the Past

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Dessert Theatre. A Boomtown Trail initiative, the theatre was aimed at excavating rural Alberta’s stores of local history to entertain modern audiences, with proceeds going to the Alix Wagon Wheel museum. The ambience of the evening was furnished by a lively fullhouse crowd; an open, welcoming venue and a dessert table that extended as far as the eye could see with volunteermade goods. Though she couldn’t attend, Wagon Wheel historian Eve Keates was discussed fondly as one of the champions of local history in Alix.

‘Conductor’ Ken Duncan, CAO of the Boomtown Trail Community Initiatives Society, introduced the evening with anecdotes about the humble beginnings of dessert-based theatre (hint: it involved a distinct distaste by some citizenry for cooking elaborate meals). Duncan also made mention of the continued success of the organization in promoting affiliated communities; efforts that were recognized when the Boomtown Trail was awarded the Governor General Award in November of 2013.

Education and eloquence

The evening was launched back in time by a monologue from Barbara Cormack, a prolific writer, poet and education reformer active from the depression era onward who lived most of her life in Alix. Speaking through Alix resident Elaine Meehan, Cormack’s history was presented in an informative, emotional manner. Meehan spoke about Cormack’s life from a literary perspective, using eloquence and poise to describe her life history from

Gabriel Dumont, Lieutenant of Louis Riel, speaks to a captivated audience at the Dessert Theatre in Alix, AB on January 1, 2014. Stettler native Bob Willis played the part of the historical figure with purpose and flair. ECA Review/K. Davis

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wartime concerns to time spent on the sandy shores of Tanglefoot Lake during the depression. She gave voice to the deeply personal aspects of Cormack’s life with intensity, highlighting her struggles with community perception upon the birth and subsequent education of her child with Downs Syndrome, which was profoundly misunderstood at the time. She spoke to Cormack’s accomplishments, such as helping to initiate a school for those with unique mental and physical needs, with humility and grace. Hers was a speech that informed to the resilience of character in times past, despite hardships.

Zeal and humour

After a short intermission, within which patrons were finally permitted to swoop down upon the myriad of desserts waiting to be consumed, the second woman to approach the podium was introduced. Mrs. Bashaw, played by Laura Graham, was the wife of the Town of Bashaw’s namesake Eugene Bashaw. She began her address by speaking at length about various cleanliness and washing techniques - no doubt a ploy to see to it that the men of the audience ‘left’, thus leaving Bashaw hypothetically alone with the women. In her thick Swiss accent, Graham began to speak of the women’s suffrage movement, outlining her outrage that women were not allowed to vote and expressing distaste at gambling and drinking run rampant in the early twentieth century. With bursts of energy and tones of absolute seriousness, Graham led the audience through a convincing plea that women should gather together in support of the women’s vote and

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After another intermission, with more desserts abound, a tall figure with a serious countenance drifted in, surveying the crowd with stern purpose. This gentleman introduced himself as Gabriel Dumont, Louis Riel’s Lieutenant and a member of the Métis of the South Saskatchewan River. Played by Stettler’s Bob Willis, the story of Dumont had the crowd rapt; nobody spoke a word as Willis glided around the room, speaking of great battles and Métis tenacity in the face of the incursion by Canadian forces during the battles of Fish Creek and Batoche. As he told his tale of courage and valour, voice echoing the spirit of this strong, resolute historical figure, the audience sat transfixed. Many had their eyes closed, listening, or were following the narrative with nods and subtle smiles of agreement. Willis’ embodiment of Dumont brought forth a nostalgia for a time of oral tradition, when stories had an immediate presence and the emotion of lived history was felt as a community. Dumont resolved the evening upon his final words and the crowd roused to an applause, collectively acknowledging the transformative effect of experiencing a shared history in real time.

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One bus travels around the earth 40 times each year Brenda Schimke News Journalist The number of kilometres Clearview buses cover in one year is the equivalent of one bus travelling around the earth close to 40 times, it was revealed at the Clearview School district meeting on January 30, 2014. Clearview has approximately 54 active routes, transporting 1,300 students daily, representing 54 per cent of their total student population. After much discussion and a split vote, a motion was passed to proceed with a Request for Quotation towards the purchase of two 70-passenger seat buses (seats 46 high school students) and six 46-passenger buses (seats 36 high school students). Five voted for the motion with Trustees Cassidy and Schofer voting against. Administration estimates the eight buses will cost $730,000 and will be funded through reserves which are built up by amortizing buses over a 10-year period. Administration wanted the flexibility offered by purchasing larger buses, noting a 46-passenger bus costs only $1,500 more than a 36-passenger bus and has underfloor storage which is beneficial for extracurricular trips. Trustees Cassidy and Schofer argued large buses with few students angers taxpayers. “Why buy bigger buses than we need,” asked Cassidy. “$1,500 times eight adds up, smaller buses are more fuel efficient and have a smoother ride.” Trustees Holloway and Schofer expressed surprise that diesel engines were starting to have major troubles at 300,000 km. Maryann Wingie, Director of Transportation was in attendance and explained the large number of kilometres travelled on gravel and/or unplowed roads have a significant impact on the life of vehicles. She also said parts are often not available after 10 years. An analysis was done on whether micro buses should be considered for those sparsely-located students or whether parents be offered payment to drive their children to school. Neither option made economic sense. If a school district paid a parent to drive their children, the provincial funding for that student would be lost. Microbuses have been used in Prairieland and Prairie Rose School Divisions for daily runs and other divisions have tried microbuses for special needs students and extracurricular activities. The most frequent feedback gathered from these users was concerns about stability and safety, higher maintenance costs from damage on gravel roads, frequency of being stuck in snow and mud, significant lower body damage and rust and lower life expectancy.

Four-day school week

In an attempt to become more collaborative, less top down and provide parents, teachers, communities and students with fewer surprises, members of the Clearview School Board will be seeking input on whether to consider Botha, Byemoor, Erskine, Big Valley and Donalda schools for a four-day week. The joint Board/School Council meeting in Stettler on February 13 is another opportunity for the Board to receive feedback.

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With the current Alberta government transportation funding formula of ‘x’ amount per student, rural school districts are in a financial deficit position while urban school districts usually end up with a windfall from their bussing grants. Each year, Clearview has to find up to $500,000 from allocated dollars to subsidize the shortfall in transportation funding. This year the division has generated the extra from non-revenue riders ($210,000) and the Equity of Opportunity Grant ($300,000). To date, the government has allowed Districts to keep money from students who are eligible for bus service, but never use it (non-revenue riders). On request from the previous Board, Administration provided a comprehensive breakdown of funding generated by route versus the cost of each route. Not unexpectedly, the routes with the fewest children and the most kilometres were grossly underfunded by the current formula, since the formula has no correlation to expenses (operating costs per kilometre). The Transportation Department continues to look for efficiencies. One obvious cost saving, which has been actively pursued by the Clearview Board for some years, is a cooperative bussing agreement with the East Central Catholic School District in the County for Stettler. Such an agreement is in place in the County of Paintearth and is cost-efficient for taxpayers. Dave Goodwin mentioned that he’s been told that the Catholic Board has been reluctant to enter into an agreement because of something that happened 10 or 12 years ago.

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Replacing the Provincial Achievement Tests (PAT), with Student Learning Assessments (SLA) is now underway. This June, Grade 3 students will write SLAs, Grade 6 will transition from PATs to SLAs in September 2015 and Grade 12 will make the switch in September 2016. In a report prepared by Superintendent, John Bailey, it was written that “principals have reported people seem to be relieved that the old style test is finally being replaced with an assessment tool which will support Alberta Education’s direction of personalized learning based on a child’s strengths or areas needing improvement at the start of a school year.”

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Ken Checkel on behalf of Clearview’s students, parents and communities wrote a letter to Fred Horne, Minister of Health dated January 22, 2014 expressing support for the continuation of the Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools Initiative (MHCB). The School Board is seeking continued funding beyond June of 2014 when the current partnership expires. Clearview’s experience has been that this kind of investment in prevention leads to less reactive and crisis management needs in the future. Children, youth and families are better able to self-protect and invest in their own mental health and well-being which in turn has a direct correlation with the child’s ability to be successful in school.

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Bonnie Danylyshen, Vice-Chair of the Foundation Board, stands between Michelle Guse Memorial Scholarship foundation award winners Paige Cole (L) and Dana Golby at the Coronation Hospital and Care Centre on January 30, 2014. ECA Review/Submitted

Coronation residents awarded scholarships The Michelle Guse Memorial Scholarship was awarded to two health care students currently employed at the Coronation Hospital and Care Centre. Dana Golby and Paige Cole were awarded $500 each for their pursuit of further studies. Dana Golby has been employed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) for the past seven years. In the past year, her role changed to Therapy Assistant in Coronation and Consort. Golby is currently enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Diploma program through Norquest College, combining work and school. She plans to complete this program in the summer of 2014. Paige Cole is the Activities Convenor in Long-Term Care (LTC), working towards

completion of her Therapeutic Recreation Diploma online. Cole works full time and carries a full course load as well. She plans to complete her diploma in April 2014. The Michelle Guse Memorial Scholarship was established in 2010, with the first award in January of 2011. Michelle Guse grew up in Coronation and was a full time employee of AHS at the time of her passing. The community and her fellow co-workers established this scholarship as a legacy for Michelle. The Foundation recognizes the efforts of students from Coronation and surrounding area pursuing a career in health care with this scholarship. The annual scholarship of $500 is awarded each January.

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For the Nashville release he changed the lyrics to revolve around seeing a girl named Amy at the Stettler arena to help promote an interest in the area. “They thought the song might blend in to the Christmas album, and help out the community in Stettler,” Gabriel says. Amy is one of seven songs on the showcase sung by Lust, which gave the song more chance of airplay. “The radio station [in Stettler] got a good response from the song,” Gabriel noted. Amy is Gabriel’s second foray into professionally-recorded songwriting. His first song, “Cresent Falls,” was sung by Lynn Wolf and appeared on a Nashville Songwriter’s Showcase album in 2012. He describes the process of song submission as a method of talent,

Katie Davis News Reporter An announcement of expansive modernization was made by Minister of Education Jeff Johnson at J.C. Charyk school in Hanna on January 29, 2014. It was revealed that the school will be modernized to accommodate the addition of Kindergarten to Grade 3 students from the Hanna Primary School, which is scheduled to be closed down. Press Secretary to the Minister, Dan Powers, says work will be done on the 1967 and 1994 sections of the school and modernization costs will likely exceed more than $10,000.

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preparation and luck. “I send my CD’s to Nashville and when my songs are accepted they go and record it in three weeks,” he says. “One out of every 30 songs [received] is given a chance.” Gabriel says he is working on finishing up four more tunes and plans to do another showcase if time allows. Though Gabriel’s never been to Nashville, he keeps up an active musical life by participating in events around town. “I like singing karaoke, I used to sing in Red Deer,” he notes. “I really like singing the Beatles, Paul McCartney and things like that.” Those with interest in receiving an album can send their phone number to Box 873, Stettler, AB T0C 1C0.

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as animals and to assign them numbers, instead of names. The majority of the German public, most being of Under the Canadian Crimes Against the same Christian faith that built Britain, Canada and the United States, Humanity and War Crimes Act 2000, eventually saw them as animals. We Israel’s settlements in territories are far more successful in nursing our taken in the June 1967 war constitute prejudices if we can avoid knowing war crimes punishable in Canada. our target groups personally or seeing Under the Geneva Convention, them as individuals with value.” signed after World War II, it became The defeated Germans after World unlawful for an occupying force to War I were handled so poorly, that forcibly displace people and build setWorld War II was inevitable. The tlements in occupied territories. Geneva Convention came after World The International Court of Justice, the UN Assembly and the UN Security War II to prevent World War III. It set standards on how to treat peoples capCouncil all regard Israel as the tured or defeated in wars and Occupying Power of the Palestinian conflicts. What Israel is doing in the Territory (Gaza Strip, West Bank) which the Israelis captured in the 1967 West Bank is contrary to the Geneva Convention, International law and seven-day war. Canadian law. Recently the European Union has Why then is speaking out against stopped the flow of millions of Euros Israel’s flaunting of these laws and into Israel from their Horizon 2020 Programme because they don’t want it conventions not the right thing to do? By calling me a racist does that not used to fund illegal settlements. only attempt to demean my person, And now Prime Minister Stephen deflect the truth and promote hatred? Harper has labelled me and many Today’s disothers as anticourse should be Semitic because about human we have publicly any time we seek to rights for the capcriticized Israel’s tive people of re-settlement use, oppress, abuse or Palestine and activities in the remove others, we first security for the Occupied country of Israel. Territories, which invariably disconnect from It’s about coloironically is nialism and Canada’s official their individuality.” power. It’s a fight position. for land; one side In the occupied - B. Moore fighting for more territories there land and one side are Jewish-only fighting for some settlements, an ID land to call their own. system for Palestinians, separate Given Jewish history, it’s ironic that roads for Israeli and Palestinian citiIsraelis don’t have any compassion for zens, military checkpoints, the plight of the Palestine people. How discriminating marriage laws, the security wall with limited Palestinian quickly they forgot. Their State of Israel was carved out of Palestine in access to Jerusalem, the use of Palestinians as cheap labour, inequity 1948 by the United Nations with the understanding that Palestine would in infrastructure, criminal laws and be divided into a Jewish State and an forcible removable of Palestinians Arab State. from lands that have been in their Neither side is lily white in this families for thousands of years. 40-year conflict. Both sides need to As I struggle with the new label assigned to me by my Prime Minister, compromise and respect the rights of “anti-Semitic,” I muse whether he has the other. But unlike Harper or chosen to vilify and label me as racist Russia’s Putin who believe one side is 100 per cent right, albeit opposite for mere political posturing or even sides, the United States, France and worse, is he attempting to promote Britain are and must continue to diphatred towards Palestinians? lomatically work towards a Quoting from a well-known compromise solution. Christian author Beth Moore; “Any That’s the only hope for any semtime we seek to use, oppress, abuse or remove others, we first invariably dis- blance of possible peace in this troubled region. connect from their individuality Uncompromising positions and hard (name, personal rights). For instance, Hitler systematically brainwashed his attitudes cause war and keep them going forever! government leaders to view the Jews

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Sad reflection of our society Dear Editor, I read with interest Marrian Bertin’s Letter to the Editor (“How can they sleep at night?” January 23, 2014). It seems the abandonment of animals is a problem everywhere. We live in Hughenden, where our daughter has helped stray (abandoned) pets for many years. Of course, family and friends try to do their part to help too. She spends a good deal of money for food, shelter, heat lamps and vet bills. What a sad reflection of our society that

so many people put out their cats or dogs when they move away, or drop them off out in the country to fend for themselves or become food for the coyotes. Thank goodness for kind-hearted people who wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if they didn’t do something to ease the suffering of these pets. Shame on you people who think that your pets are disposable when they become an inconvenience to you! Cathy Cooper Hughenden, AB.

Dear Editor, Would you please allow me the luxury of venting about a topic I have deep personal feelings about at this point in my life. To begin with, various news stations are focusing this week on the disturbing story of a large, gentle rescue dog, discovered with two gunshot wounds; one in the stomach, another shattering a thigh-bone. Though suffering, Shania, as she has been named, is now safe at a wonderful vet clinic in Edmonton that isn’t asking for money first before beginning expensive treatments. Just now, a news clip ran on the screen that thanks to an outpouring of donations made, the vet reports he can save her leg. The dog will not ever be 100 per cent but she will live. My dog did not live. [Editor’s Note: Chippy, the Loyalist Dog Kennel’s mascot, was shot twice while in his kennel]. If the truth be known, I’m having trouble dealing with the fact so many lowlives are finding it to be a great sport to grab a gun and do some target practice but they don’t go to the shooting range. No, some family pets are ending up in their

cross-hairs, as did Chippy. It’s been my observation that the guilty parties, for the most part, are knuckledraggers; just not that intelligent. Put a gun in their sweaty hands, they shoot at an easy target, the neighbour’s dog. But now they’ve got a mess to try and sort their way out of. Hide the corpse and deny, deny, deny. These spineless creeps rarely man up to the owners about the dog’s fate. The murder of my little dog brought this glaring flaw right out in the open. Chip didn’t die in vain; there is a large ground-swell of outrage and disgust over this murder. Most everyone in the Consort area has a pretty good idea who the perpetrators are. An interesting slant I found out is that older people are viewing this to be an act of bullying toward a senior living alone in the country. I had not a thought in this direction but it does make one stop and ponder, just a little. Thank you for your time. Leona Walsh, Loyalist Dog Kennels

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Desensitized to the plight of people Dear Editor, In response to Marrian Bertin’s letter in the January 23 issue of the Review; her concerns about how cruel it is to abandon animals who depend on their owners to feed and shelter them. Yes, it is tragic, but how about the seniors and children who are often left in much the same situations? Seems to us that people aught to be more important than animals, cats in particular. However, it seems that the world is far more concerned about animals, becoming more and more desensitized to the plight of people.

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What about all the birds and other little creatures that these well cared for as well as abandoned cats catch, maul and torture, often leaving them wounded and dying a grusome death? We like cats but since our children have all left home we choose not to have cats, dogs and other pets and as a result do not appreciate other people’s cats killing our birds, leaving their dirt in our flower and vegetable gardens, etcetera. You can have your cats and other pets but kindly keep them contained to your own property. Thank you, Anita and Ben Domoslai, Alliance, AB

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weren’t so high. He was doing his job, so he should have done his job. But alas, when you have power, it’s “In a controversy the instant we feel much easier to avoid accountability. And anger we have already ceased striving alas, this is not the first time the Harper for the truth and have begun striving for Conservatives have pushed through ourselves.” agendas under the guise of fiscal This quote, commonly attributed to responsibility or some such money the Buddha, was the first thing that saving scheme that were counterintuicame to mind upon reading the news of tive to the concerns of those affected. Julian Fantino’s response to a meeting If readers have followed the closing of with Veterans in Ottawa, who had gath- seven (of 11) Fisheries and Oceans ered there in protest toward the closure research libraries against the wishes of of eight Veteran’s Affairs prominent scientists in the regional offices across Canada. field, they would begin to see If a refresher is necessary: disturbing parallels. Fantino showed up 70 minutes Scientists wrote open letters late for his scheduled meeting and campaigned tirelessly with a group of veterans on against the consolidation, Tuesday, January 28 in Ottawa. outlining the damage to The meeting was to address research and archival credithe closure of the eight district bility by closing those offices, which veterans are worlibraries. Theirs was a camried will make getting paign of frustration, falling assistance more difficult. on disinterested ears. Davis With the mounting presence The government claimed of the story in the news media; the closures would save over numerous veterans speaking out about $443,000. their experiences and knowledge that These closures were approximately this issue was becoming broadly known the same time the Conservative governby Canadians, there was a lot of presment spent $2.5 million dollars on Job sure on the outcome of this discussion. Grant ads for programs that never manCalls for a meeting had become more ifested and are still on hold. This, as frequent as it was becoming plain that part of a $11 million dollar publicity veterans’ words were not being heard to push set aside for Employment and their satisfaction: veterans recognized Social Development Canada to promote that the tactic being employed by govthe government’s role as a job creator ernment was ‘close now, explain later.’ (for emphasis: not $11 million to create When Fantino arrived for the jobs, but $11 million to propagate the meeting, there was an understandable idea of job creation). antagonism afoot and it was mutual, Ultimately, it’s difficult to justify though Fantino did his best to look dem- $443,000 in the wake of $2.5 million dolocratically unenthused. The Veterans lars blown on partisan advertisements – numerous – were eager to be heard without any viable product. and brimming with words. Fantino, outWhat Fantino, in his steaming childnumbered, had a countenance about like anger, and the government more him of indifference, a rhetoric of prebroadly don’t seem to understand is that programed buzzwords and a swiftness when you cut funding, you cut it from to take personal offense to the anger of services that are not necessary to the veterans. people. You cut from the bloated pockets Some words were exchanged but there of your party members, you cut from was no neutral ground to be found; ques- levels of unnecessary layers of bureautions weren’t being answered, answers cracy, you cut from pro-Conservative weren’t satisfying questions; finally a propaganda, you cut from your elevated finger was pointed, Fantino was quoted selves. 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Bernice McComish (nee Anderson) personal Saviour and Lord. Bernice Elsie McComish was born the During her years on the ranch she was fifth child of nine to Alfred and Elsie very involved in her small local church. Anderson on July 29, 1931. She lived on Bernice was a devoted wife and mother the Anderson Farm in the Lake Thelma who gave her time to her family, while district and attended a one-room school to also providing encouragement and help to grade nine. For high school she stayed in extended family and friends. a dorm in Castor, returning to the farm on As she got older, her conversation weekends. turned more and more toward heaven. On The farm was a busy place without the Friday evening, January 31, 2014 after a modern conveniences of today few hours in hospital, God took so Bernice did her share of her home. farm and house work, including She leaves many who will miss milking cows, stooking and her greatly but also rejoice with driving her own team hauling her in the new life she is enjoying: bundles. her sons, Wallace (Bonnie) of During the years of high Stettler and Bryan (Eileen) of school and of sharing an apartErskine; her daughters, Deanna ment with other young ladies (Glenn) Odland of Singapore and while working in a bank in Arlene of London, Ontario; three Coronation, Bernice made brothers, Lawrence (Edith) McComish friends that lasted a lifetime. Anderson of Hanna; Ken (Lil) On February 19, 1954, at 23 Anderson of Calgary and Cliff years of age, she married local rancher (Helen) Anderson of Calgary; one sister, Arden McComish. They worked together Edna Kary of Irricana; one brother-in-law on the farm for 20 years and raised four Dave (Mary) of Three Hills; eight grandchildren. children; nine great-grandchildren; In 1974, they moved to Three Hills in-laws through marriage to Arden, where their children finished their gennumerous nieces, nephews and friends. eral education at Prairie High School. She was pre-deceased by her loving husBernice lost her spouse in July 2002. She band, Arden, four sisters, seven lived her final years at the Golden Hills brothers-in-law and two nephews. Lodge and felt so blessed to be surrounded The memorial service for Bernice by wonderful friends and staff. McComish is scheduled for 11 a.m., It was in her early twenties that Bernice Saturday, February 8 at Bethel realized the importance of having God in Evangelical Missionary Church, 123 4th her life and accepted Jesus Christ as her Ave S, Three Hills.

Passed away January 23 Candace Joy Glasier Candace Joy Glasier passed away January 23, 2014 in Coronation, Alberta. She is survived by her children: Evania Jorquera and Kris Glasier; parents Connie and Wayne Glasier; as well as numerous other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were be held Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Coronation

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Locally-based Emergency Medical Technician involved in fatal accident Mark Manns, a Calgary paramedic working in the central Alberta region was involved in a fatal collision Wednesday, January 29 while travelling from his home in Calgary to work in Coronation. Mark was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with four years of service. He was well respected and had worked at all three stations in Castor, Coronation and Consort. During his time with East Central Ambulance Association Mark assisted many people and was an asset to the team. Mark leaves his wife and two children, ages six and nine, as well as

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• They are bred to perform, yet have calving ease and • Red and Black coming 2 year old Bulls that have strong maternal traits. y are been bredgrown to perform, yetprimarily have calving ease and • Thesepossess bulls and heifers have been produced in a high out slowly, on forage. sess strong maternal traits. volume, low maintenance environment. is • Our bulls will not be as fat as you will find at other sales. • Elite Commercial Heifers bredOleto Farms easy calving largest Angus operation • They are deep bodied, easy fleshing bulls with lots now of the Angus BullsPurebred for 45 days to start calving in MayAlberta. 1st. 100% We run 1600 cows and do not have time for high 50 Elite Commercial Heifers bred to easy calving capacity. HOME RAISED. THE RIGHT KIND.

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Herd Master Bull Sale Wed., February 26

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• Selling 130 quality Traditional Fullbloods Red & Black Purebreds

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POSITION: POSITION: -  MSR/Teller - MSR/Teller REQUIREMENTS: REQUIREMENTS: Candidates for this position should possess:  Candidates for this position should possess:     Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills  - Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills -  Willingness to learn quickly  - Willingness to learn quickly -  Working knowledge of computer applications  - Working knowledge of computer applications -  An aptitude to train and work in a fast paced, changing  - An aptitude to train and work in a fast paced, changing environment    environment  - Must be bondable -  Must be bondable Please submit resume to: Please submit resume to:  Kevin Johnson, Branch Manager Kevin Johnson, Branch Manager  Battle River Credit Union Ltd. Battle River Credit Union Ltd.  Box 60, 5002-50 Avenue  Box 60, 5002-50 Avenue Castor, AB T0C 0X0 Castor, AB  T0C 0X0 Phone 403-882-3950 Fax 403-882-3555 Phone 403-882-3950  Fax 403-882-3555 PLEASE NOTE: Only those individuals invited for an interview will be contacted. PLEASE NOTE: Only those individuals invited for an interview  Deadline for applications: February 21, 2014. will be contacted. Deadline for applications: February 21, 2014.

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We are looking for a motivated business partner to take over operations at our Petroleum agency in Drumheller, Hanna, and Delia, AB. This is a dynamic position that requires an entrepreneurial individual who is passionate about providing exceptional service and products to meet the changing demands, needs and expectations of our members and customers. As a UFA commissioned Petroleum Agent you have the management and organizational skills to oversee the petroleum outlet including bulk and cardlock fuels, lubricants, and other ancillary income offerings. As an independent business person you will be responsible for hiring, training and managing your own staff as well as help create a work environment that inspires excellence in your team. You will work closely with a UFA Area Manager and the Petroleum Operations team who will provide you with the business insights, tools, systems, infrastructure and support that will enable your success.

WE OFFER > Work-life balance. > On the job training. > Positive learning environment that allows for our employees to excel in their careers. > A long term career path to grow within the organization. If you are dedicated, possess customer service experience, and are a team player, then take advantage of this excellent opportunity and visit www.ufa.com to apply or via e-mail or fax quoting the position # to: Tim Church UFA Cooperative Ltd. Fax: (403) 314-3498 E-MAIL: Tim.Church@ufa.com Thank you for taking the time to find out more about UFA at UFA.com.

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Gibsons Energy is currently looking for an

ELECTRICIAN – Hardisty, AB

Provide technical expertise and guidance with respect to the maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of all electrical equipment. Supervise and coordinate contract workers, in this discipline, that are working in the Hardisty area. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Supervise contract workers when needed for construction or maintenance of area facilities • Assist in the design of area facilities • Commissioning of new equipment in the Hardisty area • Produce estimates for the material and installation costs of area facilities • Work with consultants when and as necessary for the completion of various projects • Expedite the purchase and delivery of materials needed for maintenance or projects

To view the full posting and apply online, please visit our website at www.gibsons.com/careers Req ID # 1361.

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: hr@petrofield.com

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LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER Located in County of Paintearth

Parcel 1: North East Quarter of Section 22-39-13 W 4 containing 160 acres, more or less Parcel 2: South East Quarter of Section 22-39-13 W4 containing 158 acres, more or less Parcel 3: North Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 2239-13 W4 containing 80 acres, more or less This land is all native pasture, with dugouts on Parcels 1 and 2 and dam on Parcel 3. Each parcel is separately fenced. Surface lease on Parcel 3 pays annual rent of $2300.00. Steel corral and loading chute on Parcel 2 is included. TERMS Bids must be in writing submitted in sealed envelopes accompanied by a certified cheque or bank draft made payable to “E. Roger Spady In Trust” for 5% of the amount of the bid and must be delivered before 12:00 noon on March 12, 2014 to the office of: E. Roger Spady Barrister & Solicitor 5015 Victoria Avenue P.O. Box 328, Coronation, Alberta T0C 1C0 Phone 403-578-3131 The balance of the purchase price on an accepted bid shall be paid to “E. Roger Spady - In Trust” on or before April 11, 2014. Property taxes shall be adjusted as of April 11, 2014. Surface lease rental shall be transferred to buyer, but not adjusted. Mineral rights, if any, are not included in the sale. If the successful tenderer does not complete the purchase after acceptance of that tender, the deposit shall be forfeited. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. The owner reserves the right to reject any and all tenders. Deposits received from unsuccessful tender submissions will be returned. For further particulars please contact the owner, Dorothy Schnell at 403-882-2116

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ALLAN STEADMAN AND JODI STEADMAN hereby offer the following lands east of Alliance, Alberta for sale by tender, subject to existing reservations on title: SE-7-40-10-W4 - CONTAINING 156.06 ACRES MORE OR LESS 145 acres - broken 10 acres - trees 5 acres - slough 2013 taxes - $459.09

4439 Park Crescent, Coronation22’x76’ mobile on owned lot, end of a culde-sac and seller owns the adjoining lot. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, open kitchen dining and family! Beautiful 5120-48st Consort - 2069 sqft 3 level split in Consort. 2 1/2 layout beautiful property! bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, basement Listed for $175,000 rec-room with wet bar, large entrance, and attached car port. This property is sold as is where is and is Listed for $60,000. ALL OFFERS will be considered!

Consort

A.L.L. STARS Realty Ltd. Ph. (780) 434-4700

SHELLY CREASY Hm/Off. (403) 578-2255 Cell. (403) 578-7000

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Coronation Home Decorating - Owner retiring after 35 years, 25 years in current location. Sale includes building in entirety or part, all equipment, inventory of paint, fabric and supplies, Sears and Purolator. This is a solid and successful business Please contact Shelly for further information!

CORONATION/STETTLER, AB

Pt of NE 34-37-10-W4 - 12.59 acres County of Paintearth - excellent 1848 sqft home 4 beds, office, 2nd kitchen, fireplace, large double garage insulated and heated, beautiful yard with well developed trees and fantastic 4 acre man made lake with a sand beach and Dock! Listed for $495,000 MUST SEE!

4914 Norfolk Ave. Coronation 1440 sqft double wide on 4 lots, close to all amenities. 3 beds, large walk in closet in master bedroom, 2 baths: one 4 piece one 3 piece, separate laundry area, front and back covered decks, fenced yard , 2 sheds, fruit trees, 6 appliances, window coverings. REDUCED TO $66,500

SOLD

5122 Victoria Ave., Coronation 950 sqft bungalow, 1+1 beds, 2 baths, 4 app., corner lot, move in ready, available immediately. $84,900

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