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President Norma Leslie and Director Alan Willis from the East Central Alberta Heritage Society presented the Rails & Tales 2017 celebration plans for Canada’s 150th anniversary to Stettler Town council on Feb. 7. Rails & Tales 2017 is a partnership between


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Feb. 17, all in an effort to teach the students the importance of keeping their hearts healthy. Any parents wishing to register their children for ECS in the fall can call the office at 403 367-3777.

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by Donna Johnson To start the second semester at the Delia School off with a blast and to motivate the students and staff, the Students Union planned a “Spirit Week.” Tuesday was Jersey Day, Wednesday was Tropical Day, Thursday was Pajama (PJ) and Pancake Breakfast Day and Friday was Hillbilly Day. On Thursday, the staff cooked pancakes, sausage, hash browns and served fruit for the entire school, bus drivers and community members. The week was a fantastic way to kick off the new semester and boast the school spirit. This week the students have had a short presentation by the Heart and Stroke Foundation to kick off their Jump Rope Event. In the past, the school has consistently

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Easement cancellation doesn’t mean sidewalk has to be removed “This has been ongoing for ECA Review reporter quite some time. Have a third party come in and take a look. Owners of Alix Shoppes can’t This has turned into a sniping demolish the sidewalk beside its contest and I don’t see anyone building and they withdrew winning this and don’t see the their request to the Village of point of this.” Alix for a deadline extension of Grimard said they have the village’s notice of terminaclosed the Laundromat because tion of their easement they no longer have the easeagreement. ment agreement, which left Malonie Grimard, co-owner them with 17 inches of sidewalk of Alix Shoppes, appeared for access to the Laundromat. before Alix council during its Grimard said that this wasn’t regular meeting Feb. 1, asking enough width to allow patrons the village to extend its Feb. 10 to carry their laundry baskets termination deadline of an ease- into the business so they have to ment agreement. close. Grimard told council they She said they are now needed an extension of the ease- “moving on” and planning to ment agreement cancellation build a fence. because they couldn’t “move the “I’m sick of hearing about it. sidewalk as the town We’re doing renovations and requested.” doing something else.” Alix Chief Administrative Coun. Curt Peterson removed Officer (CAO) Troy Jenkins, himself from the meeting prior however, told Grimard that they to the discussion due to a concan’t “demolish something” flict of interest. Coun. Peterson they don’t own. owns Alix Hardware, adjacent Grimard said she thought to Alix Shoppes. they had to rip up the sidewalk The village also cancelled its because it’s half on her business easement agreement with Alix and half on village’s land. Hardware. Coun. Gordon Christensen Connecting rural Albertans said Alix Shoppes losing its Jason O’Connor, Community easement agreement doesn’t Relations for Axia out of mean the sidewalk has to to be Calgary, gave a presentation on removed. fibre technology to Alix council “The sidewalk is there for public use. An easement doesn’t during its regular meeting Feb. 1. give ownership.” O’Connor said Axia could Coun. Rob Fehr suggested the provide rural communities with village bring in a third party, perhaps a surveyor with knowl- better connections than what edge of drainage issues, to do an people in major urban centres get. inspection and look at the “You would go from lagging drainage issues.

behind to being ahead.” Axia, an Alberta company, is working on bringing fibre to 40 FibreTowns. So far they are in Vulcan, Nanton, Nobleford, Barnwell, Stirling, Pincher Creek, Raymond, Magrath, Hanna and Fort Macleod. This has resulted in the tiny community of Magrath being able to open a call centre and helped to revitalize the community. “Ultimately it’s jobs,” said O’Connor, adding that with fibre in rural areas more young people are likely to stay or move back. A FibreTown is a community that understands the economic advantage and need for digital connectivity, said O’Connor. The communities that have already become a FibreTown have seen benefits, according the O’Connor, including: 72 per cent believe their town is more attractive as a location for businesses, a savings of $884 per year per customer for Internet, 79 per cent say they have a more enjoyable entertainment experience, 60 per cent say their quality of life has improved since Axia came to town, 77 per cent say they believe their town is more attractive to new potentital residents and 53 per cent agree that young people are more likely to stay or move back. Of note, said O’Connor in his sales pitch, is that FibreTowns have noticed up to a 14 per cent increase in business licenses after connecting with Axia. He said Vulcan residents save

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ECA Review Reporter Stettler County Councillor Ernie Gendre, censured for failing to disclose a pecuniary interest in a water line contract awarded on Sept. 14, 2016 would like to be exonerated. Alleging that Gendre improperly voted on the project, which his son later benefited from as a

sub-contractor, Stettler County council passed a motion last December to formally censure Councillor Gendre. Insisting that he did nothing wrong and determined to clear his name, Gendre sought legal advice. In a seven page document, municipal lawyer Gayle Langford concluded that Mr. Gendre did not vote improperly.

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Gendre wishes to be exonerated Cont’d from Pg 3 According to attached evidence, Langford points out that council were not directly involved in the tendering process, in reviewing the tenders, or any details of the contracts that would make them aware of any sub-contract details. It was established that on Sept. 14, 2016, council was given a recommendation to accept the lowest tender for a project, being Wally’s Backhoe Services, were advised there were five bidders, but were given no details of the bidders. They were not asked to review or comment on any of the prospective bidders, but simply asked to endorse administration’s recommendation of the lowest bid. There is no prior history of a working relationship between Ernie Gendre’s son’s company, Diablo

Directional Drilling and Wally’s Backhoe Services and Wally’s Backhoe services has stated that at the time of the awarding of the contract, they had not secured sub-contractors. Based on this evidence, the pecuniary interest depended on “an unknown sub-contracting process under the control of the successful bidder and subject to the details in an unknown contract under the control of administration without input or knowledge of Council.” As a councillor, Ernie Gendre maintains that he has always looked at every tender from a business point of view, his main objective always being to get the best price on any project. “How can we save money for the ratepayers and put that savings toward other projects.”

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Buying groceries, a complicated process  by Herman Schwenk Life is getting more complicated. The other day when I was going to town, my wife asked me to pick up a small container of X-brand of margarine. When I got home with the product, I was informed that I had made two mistakes. One, it was a medium instead of a small and much worse she informed me that I didn’t read. The container said ‘salt free’. You should know that I don’t want salt free. My wife informs me that buying groceries now is getting very complex in that it is necessary to read the label on everything you buy. It is almost mind boggling the number of things you now have to be aware of when you go grocery shopping. You will have two or three choices when you are buying anything that has been processed. Some of the things you have to watch for are fat free, salt free, gluten free, caffeine free, sugar free, low calorie, and organic, just to name the ones that come to mind. To make matters much worse the labeling on many of the containers is so small that you need a magnifying glass to read what it says. To further confuse you, some of these labels use different terminology to describe the ingredient. Sugar is a good example. One of my sons has eliminated eating almost everything that has sugar in it. For him, it has worked because he has lost the excess weight he was concerned about. It is known the obesity problem prevalent in our society today is largely due to over consumption of sugar. The problem with trying to reduce your sugar consumption however is that sugar is one of the first three ingredients in most food products on the shelf. To further complicate the matter, there are at least a dozen different sources of sugar and at least 61 different names on grocery labels


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Taylor Rowland, Alyssa Kuefler, Berlin Schnell and Samantha Wold gave residents at the Castor Lodge a manicure on Tues. Jan. 31 as the final project in their junior high option class, Cosmetology.  ECA Review/Submitted

Theresetta school incorporates “Leader in Me’ teaching techniques  by K. Smawley With semester one coming to an end, the student in the junior high active living class went to Red Deer Jan. 27 and were opened up to a day of new activities. Students had the option to pursue swimming, rock wall climbing, “Skyball”, or various open gym games at the Collicutt Centre. The group then went to Jump 360 Trampoline Park and played a variety of trampoline games including dodgeball. Lastly, they went to LazerForce and played laser tag as a private group. Another junior high option class, Cosmetology, went on an outing to the Castor Lodge as a wrap up to semester one on Tues., Jan. 31. As part of their final project for the term they gave some of the residents manicures. The junior high students got to go to a curling clinic on Feb. 2 where they got to learn from champion curler, Heather Nedohin. The Castor Curling club, with sponsorship from Paintearth Gas Co-op, hosted Heather and Sarah Brown, who taught the kids the basics about sliding, sweeping and game etiquette. The students were only there for two short hours but they really looked like curlers at the end of the clinic. While students were home sleeping and relaxing on Fri., Feb. 3, the teachers travelled to Stettler for a ‘Leader in Me’ session. Being a Seven Habits school, we are always trying to improve and incorporate the Seven Habits and ‘Leader in Me’ ideas into our everyday teaching. Teachers had the chance that day to listen to Mike Suto explain about the practical use of setting and implementing WIGs (Wildly Important Goals). Since that day, the teachers have come back to school and tried setting a couple WIGs with some of their classes.

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Students are currently using the WIG format to work on planning the grade 5/6 field trip and improve their homework completion average. In the past two weeks it seems like everyone at Theresetta has caught Basketball Fever! Even the 1/2 class is getting in on the fun as they are having a blast beginning to learn new dribbling techniques and drills with the basketballs. They even surprise themselves a little bit when their ball goes into the hoop! On Sat. Jan. 28, Theresetta played host to six girls junior high basketball teams as they hosted their home tournament. It was a long day of some great basketball games! The Consort Stingers, Coronation Angels, Brownfield Bobcats, Gus Wetter Tigers and Forestburg Falcons all attended the tournament, fighting for top honours. The tournament draw was organized into two pools of three teams. Each team played three games. Forestburg finished first, Gus Wetter second, and Coronation third. On Feb. 1, the Knights hosted the Gus Wetter basketball teams for some league play. The boys played first and the amount of improvement from the preChristmas break exhibition game to last week’s game was incredible! The boys lead for a vast majority of the game and only came up two baskets short in the end. Not only were there many great individual plays by the players, with them looking more comfortable and at ease with difficult situations, but also as a team they made huge strides in setting up and executing plays. The girls played second against Gus Wetter and their game did not go as planned but was tightly contested.  Turn to Game, Pg 7

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Undermining economies Dear Editor, The scientists around the world were so very relieved that Al Gore came up with the global warming theory and how his theory, along with the carbon, has enabled governments around the world to deliberately hurt their citizens by undermining their economies. Al Gore’s so called graph several years back showed, beyond any doubt that both the north and south poles would be melted by 2013 and ocean levels would rise from 15 to 28 metres. I do agree the earth is warming, thank goodness. Many people do not realize that 30,000 years ago much of the northern hemisphere was covered in ice. In some places, like Toronto area, it is estimated to be two miles or over three kilometres thick. The melting of this ice created the Great Lakes. People talk about the food crisis. I have been involved in agriculture research for the past 20 years and have seen huge gains in crop production and techniques. In my humble view, if you are hungry in 2017, it’s either an economic situation or one of infrastructure and food can’t get to you. Presently world grain stocks are at an all time high. It was stated 2016 was the warmest year ever recorded which resulted in record breaking crops worldwide. A lot of people talk about this ‘hated’ carbon. As most of you know, carbon is the magic substance that changes sunshine and moisture into plant food. Scientists are terrified of carbon levels exceeding 400 parts-per-million (ppm), yet in the dinosaur age, carbon levels were estimated at 4,000 ppm. This was the warmest and most productive time in the earth’s history. They say the “science is in”. Remember Y2K? Is it the same science that told us all the airplanes were

going to fall out of the sky at midnight on Dec. 31, 1999? Or the flu pandemic that was definitely going to kill one third of the population of the world. It was not too far in the past that doctors and scientists insisted that “bleeding out” sick people made them better! The latest to board this ridiculous climate change train is our Prime Minister and Premier who are plunging our very fragile economy into an unmeasurable and unachieveable carbon situation. I know wind and solar people have become very powerful, enriched on hard-earned taxpayers money. They have been able to elect politicians around the world. Barack Obama, in my opinion, was one and that is why no pipeline was approved on his watch. I recently attended the Farm Tech Conference in Edmonton. One of the most interesting sessions was by the canola specialist from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Murray Heartman who revealed findings from studies done around the globe where increased carbon levels were incorporated into plant growth. The findings were amazing, up to 25 per cent increases in crop production and even more encouraging results in forage. I know it would be almost impossible to change the minds of governments around the world that the sky is not falling and the world is quietly preparing itself to feed eight or nine billion people by 2050. We can’t influence world governments and ideas, but we can influence our own. Let’s make Alberta and Canada great again and expose the lies and propaganda that’s leading us down this disasterous road. Walter Suntjens Hanna, Ab.

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Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday.” The “fat” in the name comes from the ancient custom of parading a fat ox through Paris on this day. The ox was to remind the people that they were not allowed to eat meat during the time of fasting known as Lent. Lent runs from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday.

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French people who came to the United States brought the custom of Mardi Gras with them.

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Mardi Gras parades happen throughout the world. Some of the most famous celebration centers are: New Orleans and Lafayette in Louisiana, Biloxi in Mississippi, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Nice in France and Viareggio in Italy. Do the math to discover where these Mardi Gras customs take place.


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n England, the Tuesday before Lent is called Shrove Tuesday. Because it is a tradition there to eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, it is also called Pancake Day.

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Lacombe County Coun. Brenda Knight, who is also chairperson of the the Hwy 12/21 Regional Water Services Commission, speaks to a crowd of about 50 residents during a town hall meeting in Bashaw Feb. 9.  ECA Review/L. Joy

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ECA Review reporter Bashaw residents wanted to know why the town was going to tap into the Hwy 12/21 water line and expressed concerns about increased costs to their utility bills and wanted to know if the town could pull out of their agreement to join. “It would cost $500,000 to get out,” Town of Bashaw Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Theresa Fuller told the approximate 50 residents who attended a community engagement session in Bashaw Feb. 9 to learn more about the 20-kilometre water line being constructed between Bashaw and Mirror. The line is part of the Hwy 12/21 regional water line. CAO Fuller said she did the cost comparison of Bashaw pulling out of the Hwy 12/21 commission and staying and the costs were about the same. In addition, she said pulling out also requires ministerial approval, which may not happen. The province announced grant funding last fall for the estimated $7 million Mirror to Bashaw water line. The federal government has committed $3.5 million, which represents 50 per cent of the project cost and the provincial government will pay $2.8 million, or 40 per cent. The Hwy 12/21 commission will pay the remaining 10 per cent. Residents will pay $178.22 every two months, up from about the current $128.20. There may, however, be a reduction in rates in 2018. “We’re working hard to evaluate and make sure the rates are fair,” said CAO Fuller. Lacombe County Coun. Brenda Knight, who is chairperson of the Hwy 12/21 Regional Water Services Commission, said being a part of the regional water line is a “huge economic development tool.” Coun. Knight said the idea of a regional water line started after there was an issue in Alix with wells going dry. She told Bashaw residents that they may not have a problem today but they may in 50 years. She said councils made decisions in good faith to join a regional water line and did it with a long-term vision. Keith Boras, Manager of the Hwy 12/21

Regional Water Commission, who is also Manager of Environmental and Protective Services at Lacombe County, said there will be 80 kilometres of pipe once the Mirror to Bashaw line is complete. Boras said Lacombe County pushed for an oversized line, 14-inch pipe instead of 12 inch. “This allows us to service more members down the line.” Stephan Weninger, senior associate of Stantec in Red Deer, told those in attendance that the water line will mean residents will use more sustainable surface water from the Red Deer River instead of ground water from wells. He said residents will notice that the water will be harder and have less sodium. “It will take you a week or two to get used to it.” Residents may notice milky white water for a few days after the system starts up. “Don’t be alarmed,” said Weninger. “It’s the start of the new system.” The water will be piped in from the Stettler Water Treatment Plant, which uses a

disinfection process called Chloramination instead of Chlorination. Chloraminiation is a combination of chlorine and a small amount of ammonia. Chloramines are added to the drinking water to disinfect it and eliminate bacteria that causes waterborne diseases. Weninger said that about 50 per cent of Albertans already use chloraminated water including Edmonton, Athabasca, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Stettler and Lethbridge. He said the water is safe for animals but not reptiles and fish. He said that the local health authority knows about the changeover to chloramination. The water can’t be used in dialysis. Mechanisms are in place in the event of an emergency including a four-stage rationing system. Tender for the Mirror to Bashaw portion will go out soon and it’s expected to take about six months to build. Clive is expected to be connected to the line in 2019.

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The owners hereby offer the following 4 parcels of land located approximately 3½ miles east of Donalda, Alberta, on the north side of Highway 53, for sale by tender, subject only to the existing reservations on title: FIRSTLY: MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 18 TOWNSHIP 42 SECTION 3 QUARTER NORTH EAST EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AREA: 64.7 HECTARES (160 ACRES) MORE OR LESS SECONDLY: MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 18 TOWNSHIP 42 SECTION 3 QUARTER SOUTH EAST CONTAINING 64.7 HECTARES (160 ACRES) MORE OR LESS EXCEPTING THEREOUT: 1.77 HECTARES (4.38 ACRES) MORE OR LESS AS SHOWN ON ROAD PLAN 8121076 EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS There is an existing gas lease on this property.

Many enjoyed the return of Jimmy the Janitor and his Maritime humour at the Spondin Community Centre on Fri. Feb. 10 including, from the left, Tracy and Ryan Ramsay, Jody and Curtis Perry, followed by a start up band from Hanna, Ab. Maureen Hayworth of Consort was the big winner off the board, followed by Norma Quast of Spondin and Scott Viste of Hanna.  ECA Review/J. Webster

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Hockey benefit success Coronation Royals Senior Men’s team hosted a fundraiser with their last league home game on Fri. Feb. 10 against Forestburg with the benefits going to Sherry Tkach’s breast cancer battle. There were 10 silent auction items, two tickets to the Flames vs. Detroit game and four tickets to the Oilers vs. New York Islanders game and a huge 50/50.

According the the organizers, everything was a huge success raising big money for the Tkach family. “We were very happy to see the community come together to support an amazing individual. “It was an amazing thing this small town team did.” The Royals lost to Forestburg with a score of 6 - 5 in favour of the Flyers.


Structure fire arson Drumheller RCMP and the Delia Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Mon. Feb. 13 about 6 p.m. just off Highway 851 approximately 6 km south of Delia. The building was an old abandoned house, over 100 years old, and the investigation has determined the fire was intentionally caused in addition to an explosion which occurred in front of the structure. The explosive substance tannerite is one possible substance used in the explosion, as it is available to the public and used by firearms enthusiasts, and may have sparked an accelerant resulting in the fire. Tire tracks on the property indicated the person responsible was driving a pick-up truck or an SUV. RCMP are continuing the investigation. Drumheller RCMP Detachment is seeking assistance from the public to identify vehicles or people seen in that area, in addition to any person known to be in possession of, or use, tannerite in the area. Please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403-8232630 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Break and enter, theft

Consort RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects related to a break, enter and theft that occurred during the early afternoon hours on Feb. 10 in the Village of Veteran, Ab. The suspect vehicle is described as a white pick-up

truck, possibly a Ford or a Dodge. One of the suspects is female. Should you have any information in regards to this theft please contact the Consort RCMP at (403) 577-3001 or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or online at

Coronation Royals Senior Men’s team donned pink tape on their hockey sticks for a game on Fri. Feb. 10 at the Coronation Arena against Forestburg Flyers to raise monies for Sherry Tkach’s battle with breast cancer. A silent auction and 50/50 draw proceeds went towards the treatment costs incurred by Tkach. Girls helping out were, from the left, Whitney Berg, Jordan Usselman, Sherry Tkach (the beneficiary), Christie Williamson, Angie Pregoda and Erin Ellerby.  ECA Review/Submitted

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Proposed Capital Budget Cont’d from Pg 1 Eager to solicit council support, Alan Willis revealed the event’s extensive plans. In conjunction with the Alberta Prairie Railway train trips, Rails & Tales will be staging an eight-day exposition showcasing the Canadian railway’s influence on the culture and development of our country. Hosted in Stettler and Big Valley from June 28 to July 5, the exposition will include entertainment, community dinners, displays and events celebrating Canada’s pioneer, military, Métis and railway history. This event is expected to attract 6400 visitors from all over Canada, the USA and Europe staying two to three days, requiring food and accommodations in addition to visiting local attractions and businesses with an estimated $3 million plus impact into the local economy. Council approved the $1000 request to support this event leaving the door open for further assistance if needed.

2017 Capital Budget

Following the Council Capital Budget deliberations which were held on Jan. 30, Stettler’s 2017 proposed Capital Budget was approved in the amount of $4,984,200. Expenditure summaries by department include $17,500 in administration, $127,000 to the fire department, $391,000 in transportation spending, $2,440,000 for water and sewer upgrades, $547,500 toward sidewalks and pathways, $177,000 to the water treatment plant, $40,000 for the airport, $117,500 to parks and cemetery, $180,000 in Community Hall upgrades and $946,700 for the Stettler Recreation Center including $919,100 toward ice plant replacement. Funding sources for the capital budget include government grants

and transfers from reserves.

Bylaw amendment

An update to Stettler’s existing Smoking Bylaw 1898-04, amending the definition of “smoke” or “smoking” was approved. Concerns brought forward by Wm. E. Hay Secondary School and the RCMP Resource Officer at the school, brought attention to the need to update Stettler’s 2004 smoking bylaw. Products such as e-cigarettes, vaporizers and other electronic smoking devices have been introduced since the passage of the town’s smoking bylaw, raising concerns regarding the risks to public health similar to cigars, cigarettes and pipes. Administration consulted with the City of Red Deer, reviewing their smoke free bylaw regarding the enforcement of e-cigarettes, which helped to define Stettler’s new definition, bringing old wording up to speed with current practices.

Home business approved

Council approved an application request for a home occupation at 7602 – 50 Avenue subject to the applicant’s compliance with all existing land use bylaws, any provincial, federal or other municipal legislation, current Alberta Building Codes and a business license. The applicant proposed a machining and fabrication business on his property, which is considered as an accessory use as the main use remains residential. The business is to be operated from an existing attached garage. The property is located in an area with long term plans to transition into mixed commercial/industrial, making the application of a machining and fabrication business conducive to the area.

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APPROXIMATELY 90 BULLS ON OFFERING INCLUDING: Red & Red Blaze Face Bulls Black & Black Blaze Face Bulls We welcome your calls and invite you to view the bulls at the farm prior to the sale. Thank you to all of our valued customers who have supported our breeding program in the past. Professionally Managed by

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Visits, goodies and hugs for family

Evie Gillard No, I’m comfortable, I’m 100 per cent. grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sibstrongly reprimanded. November 23, 1924 – I knew it would not be long before lings and, of course, the Long Term I was telling my co-workers about February 6, 2017 she left us as she lost one per cent. Care staff. Mom reaming me out and yes, they too. Mom was born Nov. 23, 1924 and Mom loved her son Bryce Arthur Renie Wadstein was her faithful all had a bunny story to share. usually an obituary, when wrote, the Gillard and me but her heart had room sister that came twice a day to visit and I placed the bunny by Mom’s side name comes first. Mom’s name kept for more. That is where her nephews just be. and Heather phoned the next day to see changing through the years – she was and nieces fit in. Our hearts and love go to her as she if the bunny was to go with Mom – and Evie Louise, Evelyn Louise and when Whenever they came to town, a visit is the last of the siblings. This was met yes, the Bunny and Mom are both we finally saw her birth certificate she was made along with with Aunty’s humour. “I always together. was Louisa Eveline. goodies and hugs. wondered who would be the last Thank you Mom for being you! Imagine her parents spent some Mom gave me a gift at the to go, now I know”. It takes a village to raise a child and time deciding on their baby daughters’ end as her “Sherri” sat All of Aunty’s sisters, it takes a village to watch over our name but in the end Mom just named with me as she left us for brother, brothers-in-law and seniors and protect them. herself. her wonderful man. sister-in-law and our Uncle Bryce & Mona Gillard Words are so powerful and strong Very few days went by Harry (Aunty’s husband) and Jack, Rondi Rovensky & Family with the ability to love, praise or be that she didn’t ask where is great niece, Michelle Guse were Respecting Evie’s wishes there will ignored. Her husband Claud was such Daddy at? taken from Aunty. be no funeral service. a kind, precious wonderful man and The wonderful staff Mom was a true farm wife, so In memory of Evie, donations can be those words described her love of her whom Mom loved so much, proud of her home, canning, made directly to the Alberta Heart & Gillard husband until he left her side after 65 would assess. Then based gardening and the chicken Stroke Foundation, 100-119, 14 St. NW, years of marriage. on where Mom’s mind was, which she canned or sold eggs Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6. Heather Caseley Her great grandson Xavier Cole answer he was out fishing for her personal income. of Coronation Funeral Home, P.O. Box Samuel was also Mom’s “precious” . at the dam or he was in your heart and But now Mom had another great love 358 Coronation, Alberta, TOC 1CO, Hayden Ian and Declan Reid Gibson gone to heaven. 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Celebration of Life at Hanna Community Centre on Feb. 18 ​LeRoy Peterson Nov. 3, 1943 - Feb. 5, 2017 LeRoy passed away suddenly near Parker, Az. the morning of Feb. 5. LeRoy was born in St. Francis, Ab. He was the third child of five girls and three boys. At age 15, he left Breton to go down to Pollockville for a job on a pipeline. He was staying in Hanna, Ab. and in August 1959, he met the love of his life, Jean Mohl. LeRoy took Jean dancing and swept her off her feet. A few Peterson years later on June 3, 1961 LeRoy married Jean. They enjoyed fishing and hunting in many countries. LeRoy spent his career as a heavy equipment operator, still working in the summer months up until his passing. LeRoy and Jean spent the past six winters in Arizona. The last four winters were spent near Parker, Arizona. Here LeRoy and Jean met so many good friends from Canada and the US. Spending their time with friends playing poker, enjoying potlucks, socials and time spent together. LeRoy leaves to mourn his wife of 56 years, Jean; daughters Linda (Tex) of Delia, Ab., Cindy (Dan) of Taber, Ab. and LeAnn (Jamie) of St. Thomas, Ont. Also grandchildren Stephanie (Tyler), Jennifer, Jamie-Lee (Tyson), Melanie, Carly, Kennedy, Tanner and Quentine and his first great granddaughter Harper (Stephanie).

He also leaves sisters, Hilda, Eleanor, Edna (Ron), Trish (Lyle), and brother, Harvey; brother-in-law, Gordon and Jean’s family, Elmer (Dorothy), Ruby and sister-in-law, Shirley. LeRoy joins his parents, Roy and Annie, brother Terry, sister Carol, brother-in-laws, Bud, Dave, Danny and Fred and his granddaughter, Jocelyn, his father and mother-inlaw, John and Martha Mohl. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hanna Community Centre on Feb. 18, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jean Peterson, in trust for LeRoy Peterson at any ATB in Alberta. All funds are being donated to the Buckskin Fire Department Association in Parker, Arizona.



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Recreating or restoring the real thing Raymond Gaston Ferdinand Cordell was born on April 27, 1920 to Marius and Valentine Cordel. He grew up on the family farm north of Halkirk and attended Apremont school until he quit in grade 8, as most boys Cordell did in those days. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943 to 1946 and helped provide electrical generation services for airfields along the Northwest Staging Route of the Alaska Highway. Even though he never had a formal degree, he was gifted with a natural talent for all things mechanical and electrical. He had a rewarding 42 year career working for Atco Electric company under different company names. Raymond would always say “I was so lucky to have found work I loved to do.” At his retirement party in 1984 it was said that the company could always drop Raymond somewhere in the far north, with a shoelace and a

pair of pliers, and he could fix anything. In his retirement he would spend his time recreating or restoring. He built a

working scale model of his dad’s 1915 Holt 75 Caterpillar tractor as well as many other replicas that he showed at antique shows and the Castor Fair. In 1973 he bought and restored a 1917 Model T Ford that had originally been owned by a Catholic priest in Castor. This car was in many parades and was displayed in the Castor Museum until he decided to store it at a nephews.

In an Alberta Power article on his hobbies, Raymond said, “Life is pretty short. You’ve got to fill it with interesting activities and things...When you like something, you get into it. My thing is recreating or restoring the real thing.” In a 1993 CBC interview on his hobbies, he looked into the camera with a big smile and said “I like to make [the engines] talk”. He was a man who gave service to others through his electrical work. He was forbearing, patient, tolerant, loved humour, honest, frugal, wise, humble and loved his family. Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Marius and

Valentine Cordel, his sisters Cecile Dumas and Jeanne Maloney, and his brother Francis Cordel. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Juliette (Fetaz) Cordell, his five children , eight grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren; his sister Colette (Cordel) Fetaz and sister-in-law Phyllis (Bitterman) Cordel. Raymond passed away on Dec 19, 2016 in St. Albert, Ab.

His funeral mass was held on Jan.6, 2017 in St. Albert Catholic Parish. His interment will take place in the future at the Holy Cross Mausoleum (St. Albert Trail). Memorial donations may be made to the Mazankowski Heart Institute. ConnellyMcKinley Funeral Homes of St. Albert were in charge of arrangements.

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Charolais Power Bull Sale 1:00 pm

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Pugh Farms Bull & Heifer Sale 1:00 pm

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Mon., March 20

Tues., March 28

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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, 1-877-2505252.


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BULLS for sale. Charolais, Red Angus and Red Angus/Simmental cross. 780-5822254.

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Reg. 2 yr. old and yearling polled bulls from our 38 year breeding program. Red and Blacks 780-672-9950 Camrose, Ab SILVER SHADOW Charolais bulls for sale. From one-iron herd with 40+ years background selection for easy calving, excellent gain ability and quiet disposition. Sires all proven on heifers. 205-d wts. average 809 (without creep). Off Farm Sales Only. Coffee is always on. Call 1-780-8532587, Vermilion, Ab.

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NOTICE to Creditors and Claimants. Estate of Charles Terence Schetzsle who died on November 22, 2016. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by March 21, 2017 and provide details of your claim with E. Roger Spady, Barrister and Solicitor at Box 328, Coronation, Alberta, T0C 1C0. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

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THE CORONATION & District Handibus Society is currently recruiting a Coordinator to oversee all aspects of the Handibus Society which includes: bookkeeping, overseeing maintenance/licensing of two handibuses, applying for grants/subsidies, recruiting/orientation/ ongoing training of handibus drivers. Hours of work will be approximately 10 hours per month. Wage negotiable depending on experience. Please apply in writing to: Barbie Berg, Mail Bag 500, Coronation, Ab, T0C 1C0, by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

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The County of Paintearth No. 18

Financial Admin Technician (1 Year Contract position with possibility of extension)

The County of Paintearth’s Finance Department is searching for a highly skilled, adaptable and multi-tasking individual to join our team of professionals as a Financial Admin Technician. This is a temporary full-time contract position reporting to the Director of Corporate Services. This position provides Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Human Resources, Payroll and Administrative Support for the East Central Ambulance Association and back-up assistance to other Central Office staff, and performs related duties. Required Qualifications: ✓ Post-secondary training in accounting and/or completion of an Alberta Payroll Association Certificate; ✓ Three (3) or more years of financial accounting experience; ✓ Equivalent combination of education and experience; ✓ Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications Excel and Word; ✓ Experience in Microsoft Dynamics GP Software considered an asset; ✓ Excellent organizational, analytical and presentation skills; ✓ Strong verbal and written communication skills; ✓ Well-developed interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to deal effectively with team members and the public; ✓ And a valid Alberta Driver’s License – Class 5. The salary range for this position is $55,000 – $70,000 per annum with an excellent benefits package. For more information, please contact Lana Roth or visit our website at Interviews will be held March 1, 2017, with the position beginning April 3, 2017. Interested individuals are invited to forward resume with references by 12:00 pm, Wednesday February 22, 2017, to: Lana Roth, CPA, CGA, Director of Corporate Services County of Paintearth No. 18 Box 509 Castor, AB T0C 0X0 Phone: 403.882.3211 • Fax: 403.882.3560 Email:

Position description: • Assist with the BRRG program. Duties would include; establishing, maintaining, and evaluating field research projects in a team environment. • Conduct pest surveys. • Assist with the planning and directing of summer tours. •Responsibilities include operating small farm equipment; including tractors, seeders, mowers, forage harvester, and sprayers. • Hours worked will be a minimum of 40 hours/week, some overtime may be involved. •Majority of the work will be outdoors. Qualifications • Experience in agriculture or education in an agricultural related field of study. • Excellent writing and computer skills are required. • Willingness to work flexible hour is an asset. • Familiarity with running farm machinery is an asset. PAST EMPLOYEES OF BRRG HAVE BEEN ABLE TO USE THE EXPERIENCE GAINED IN THESE POSITIONS TO FURTHER THEIR CAREERS IN THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR. THESE POSITIONS PROVIDE EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN FIELD EXPERIENCE. For more information about BRRG visit Salary: starting at $18 per hour, negotiable with experience. Send Resumes and Covering Letter by April 1st, 2017 to: Attn: Vicki Heidt Battle River Research Group Box 339, Forestburg, AB T0B 1N0 Fax: 780-582-7312 E-mail: *Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by phone. At the interview please provide reference and driver abstract*

Battle River Research Group

Crop Program Coordinator Full-time (1FTE)

The BRRG is a non-profit producer driven agricultural research society based in Forestburg, AB. BRRG does small plot research, field scale research and demonstration trials, we also put on a number of extension event during the year which can include workshop, seminars and tours in east-central Alberta. Successful applicants will have experience working with primary agriculture producers and have an excellent knowledge of agriculture in Western Canada. The successful applicant must be self-motivated, be a team player, and have excellent organizational, multi-tasking skills and good computer skills. The candidate will interact closely with producers, researchers, extension specialist, industry and educational institutes. Crop Program Coordinator responsibilities would include: Plan and organize projects. Projects can include small-plot research trials, field scale research and demonstration trials and demonstration plots • Will work in conjunction with the Extension Coordinators to plan and deliver extension events and materials such as field tours, newsletter articles and seminars • Coordinate seeding, upkeep and harvesting of research plots • Coordinate statistical analysis of research trials • Coordinate with and assist with crop, insect and disease surveys and other research related duties. • Supervision and training of seasonal staff • Assisting with funding applications • Assist with communication with the board of directors, local counties, members and other partners. • Assisting with reports and newsletters. Skills/Competencies The ability to work as a member of a team and unsupervised • Self-motivated, and organized • Committed to quality and safety • Experience using farm equipment • Agriculture science degree, a diploma in agriculture may be considered along with experience • Must have a valid driver’s license •CCA and/or P.Ag accreditation considered an asset Start Date: Early 2017, flexible on start date. • Wage dependant on experience • Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. • References and Drivers Abstract will be requested at interview Please send your resume, covering letter and wage expectations to: Vicki Heidt, Manager Box 339 Forestburg, AB T0B 1N0 Fax: 780-582-7312 Email: For more information about BRRG visit

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ECA review

2017 Congratulations to the First Baby of 2017 Korner Kash & Karry 403-578-3596

4805 - King St. Coronation

Coronation Hospital and Care Centre has

$20 Cash

toward the baby’s bank account


Coronation, AB 403-578-4663

Extreme Pizza

Dad Matthew Webber holds Coronation area’s First Baby of 2017, Tristan George Webber as mom, Elizabeth Webber, sister, Heather Webber (4) and brother, William Webber (3) look on. Tristan was 5 lbs, 15 oz when he was born Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The family lives near Brownfield.

Coronation Vision Clinic Dr. Marc Kallal & Dr. Ward ZoBell Tues. & Thurs. 10 - 4 • 403-578-3221

Hanna Vision Centre

Dr. Dennis A. Heimdahl & Dr. Ward ZoBell Tues., Wed. 9-5 • Thurs. 9-4 • 403-854-3003

has a donation of sunglasses


Bookkeeping $25 for baby’s bank account


Coronation aG Foods

has a $20 gift certificate for the family


4918 Windsor Ave Coronation AB 403 578 4339

has a $25 Gift Certificate


$20 Gift Certificate




has a

Q3 2009 FREE Birth Certificate

for the new baby 403-578-3695


will open an RESP at the branch thepm first Hours:and 9:30make am - 5:00 Mon-Fri $25.00 contribution Christa Bible, Branch Manager 5026 Victoria Avenue 5026 Victoria Avenue Coronation, Alberta T0C 1C0 Coronation, Alberta T0C 1C0 ph: 403-578-4101 fax: 403-578-4106 ph: 403-578-4101 fax: 403-578-4106

Leanne 403 575 0600

has a gift for the new baby


Has $25 for the baby 4706 Victoria Ave., Coronation, Alberta 403-578-4567

Coronation Evangelical Free Church has a Child’s Bible for the baby


McKenzie Motors 403-578-3866


East Central Alberta R 72 pt

60 pt


48 pt

403-578-4111 R 36 pt

30 pt


24 pt


18 pt

Congratulates the parents on the arrival of their new baby with a gift for baby.

Eca - Thursday, February 16, 2017  

Eca - Thursday, February 16, 2017

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