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Island inspired, locally written books take on ghastly themes Katie Davis

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Coronation Saints player Ernesto Checkel tries to rush past Mitchell Gudgeon of the Erskine Extreme during the CWAJHAA Basketball finals for Grades 8 - 9, held in Brownfield March 7 and 8. Lacombe placed first, Bentley second, Spruce View third, Brownfield fourth, Erskine fifth and Coronation placed sixth. ECA Review/B. Williams

When Hughenden author Lori Knutson and teacher at the Amisk, Ab. school first stepped foot on Prince Edward Island soil 20 years ago, she could not have anticipated her mind would be set aglow with words and ideas that would ultimately lend themselves to her latest book “Where There’s a Will.” The second installment of her young adult series follows the footsteps of “The Ghost of Northumberland Strait” about a young girl’s interactions with a local ghost that changes her world view and makes her contemplate her own evolving morality. Both books are based off Knutson’s experience listening to a ghost tale on the small, time-worn island that gave her pause to consider writing in the voice of a transitioning young adult character. “Someone I was visiting in PEI told me a few of the ghost stories and showed me a property on which it was rumoured someone was murdered,” Knutson said in an interview March 10. “As soon as heard, I automatically thought about writing a story about it.” Knutson said she contemplated penning

an adult-focused novel briefly, but the tale seemed to innately lend itself to writing in the young adult genre. Her protagonist, a 13-year-old girl named Charly, finds herself in the process of self-discovery through interacting with her undead confidante.  “The first book [The Ghost of Northumberland Strait] could almost be described as a coming of age story in a sense, where through Charly’s relationship with the ghost she grows into and becomes herself,” Knutson observed. “In the second book [Where There’s a Will] the ghost story continues, but it’s very secondary to the adventure.” Though real-life ghost stories aren’t rare, it was the combination of place and tale that formed the idea to pen a set of novels. Set atop a background of serrated seas, red dusty coastlines and dense green landscapes, Knutson’s books seemed to form in homage to the landscape’s own disposition toward history and natural density. “I think part of it for me is the feeling of history in PEI,” she said. “Visiting West Point, the lighthouse there and long red beach that runs length of north strait where it’s rumoured Captain Kidd buried stolen gold. The history and beauty really inspires art.” Turn to The process, Pg 3

Coronation Council chats about campsite Katie Davis

News Reporter Coronation Council discussed plans for the local campground during the 20-minute Town Council meeting on Monday, March 10. The discussion item was added by Councillor Keith Griffiths, who mentioned he was talking to Dafoes about the number of people they could accommodate at the campground. “What bothers me is there’s people coming here and we’re letting them

get out of town,” Griffiths noted. “Everyone that gets out of town is not spending money here.” He elaborated upon this point by noting that those who came to camp used town amenities, such as the pool and other recreational and commercial town services, to the benefit of Coronation commerce more broadly. Council discussed that fixing up the campground was a potential business opportunity for local interests. Checking into rates of nearby sites and adding more spots were

also discussed. Griffiths noted that Council would need to formulate a long-term plan for the park to see viable, sustainable change. Ultimately, Mayor Mark Stannard dictated he would make note for CAO Sandra Kulyk to set up meetings and begin to organize this vision more clearly upon her return from vacation.

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Sports...................................3 - 5 Real Estate/Homes ................... 4 Business Directory ................... 5 Professional Directory .............. 5 Editorial ................................... 6 Letters ...................................... 6 Nana’s Blog .............................. 7 Breeders Section ............... 8 - 14 Classifieds/Careers ......... 19 - 23 Suduko .................................. 24

Doctor update

Council discussed the doctor recruitment issue for a spell toward

the end of the meeting, with Mayor Stannard noting that the Recruitment and Retention committee had spoken with a young doctor yet were not yet certain he would be a sure placement in Coronation. It was noted that the process of relocation would be lengthy, yet Council generally agreed that the strain on the present Doctor in Coronation was worth continued work on recruiting a new Doctor to help moderate the situation.

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The process is a very long one Cont’d from Pg 1 Knutson said she’s always found her artistic force in the act of writing. A columnist in Grande Prairie for eight years, freelancer and published author with the Anglican Church Press, Knutson says writing has informed her way of expressing the stories she wished to tell the world. “It’s funny, I was going through a box of old stuff in closets over Christmas and I found short stories written very similar to much of the content I’ve written about now; 20 years later,” she mused. “The process is a very long one. I sat with those stories and just wrote and re-wrote. They

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started as small stories and just became bigger and bigger.” Currently Knutson teaches elementary at Amisk School in the east-central Alberta area and pens teacher resources for fellow instructors to use if they desire a local addition to their education repertoire. “I thought, if I were going to pick up a young adult novel [as a teacher] that is local Canadian literature with free resources, it’s going to be useful and helpful,” she said. “They’re just there for people to use if they find them helpful.” Knutson’s novels can be purchased at her website www.loriknutson.com

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Masters of their domain, the Albert Masters team set to take on rivals at the Canadian Masters Curling Championship March 31 to April 6 in Coaldale, AB. (L - R) Jean Quigley, Lois Fast, Debbie Miller and Mary Hoiland. ECA Review/Alberta Curling Federation

Curler with local ties heading to Curling Masters Katie Davis

News Reporter Jean Quigley, a woman with rich personal and sport-based ties to Coronation and surrounding area, will be representing Alberta at the Canadian Masters Curling Championship March 31 to April 6 in Coaldale, AB. This will be the first time Quigley represents her province at such a prodigious level of competition, which the Throne-area native says is an exciting honour. “I am thrilled to be representing Alberta at a National level,” Quigley said in an interview on Sunday, March 9. “Never did we dream that we’d get a chance to wear Alberta colours so it proves you are never too old to dream.” Quigley has actively participated in curling for many years; her interest was sparked by a personal pedigree rooted in the sport. “My mom and dad used to curl in Veteran so it’s always been in the family, though I didn’t start until I was about 20 years old,” Quigley stated. She said she enjoys intellectual challenges of the sport: figuring out shots and executing them with skill. In addition to the physical and mental demands of curling, her intrigue with playing lay in both it’s playable longevity and social foundations. “It’s a lifetime sport. Unless you get injured, you can play well into your later years,” she said. “I also enjoy the friendship you make through curling; the social part of it.” For her Masters debut, Quigley said she is partaking in a rigourous training regime

to stay physically and mentally alert during the four-week hiatus between the Provincials, held mid-February in Edmonton, and Masters. “I suspect the calibre of play will be good as these are the best players out of each province, so we’re doing lots of exercising,” Quigley said. “We’re throwing rocks almost every day starting next week, as well as regular league curling going on.” She noted the Masters will see her team play nine games in five days, not counting tie-breaks and playoffs. “So we have to be physically fit as we’re not that young anymore,” Quigley quipped. Quigley, who may be known better by those in the area by her maiden name of Gillard, cites her ties to Coronation and Veteran as instrumental in her playability and overall outlook. “I grew up on a farm by Throne and went to school in Coronation,” she said. “I’ve been back to Coronation twice to curl; once in the Oil Wives and once in the Ladies. I always see family and friends when I am back in town.” She said she has fond memories of her time curling during childhood in the area before her playing legacy began. “I remember going to the Veteran curling rink with my parents when I was a kid,” she said. “Back in the day they actually owned their own curling rocks and took them to the rink each time they curled.” Quigley may own a rock of her own - a medal that is - if all goes well at the Masters tournament.

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Stettler women’s hockey playoff action by B.J. Avramenko The Stettler Redcore Enterprises Storm had a busy week of playoff hockey, playing three games in three days beginning Thursday, February 27. The first day saw the girls head to Provost for game two of their three game playoff series against the Blades. The Storm came out flying, taking an early lead 16 seconds into the game when Jessie Anderson scored on a feed from Kennidy Fisher. The Blades battled back and Madison Forrester tied the game 30 seconds later. Stettler took a one goal advantage late in the period when Kelsie Litke scored assists going to Jayden Hogg and Grace Chapman. Provost came out hard in the second Kendra Worobo scored her first of three goals 27 seconds into the period to tie the game at two. The Blades took the lead less than three minutes later on a goal by Shandra Strang. Provost took a two goal lead just past the mid point of the period when Lindsay Almberg netted one. Stettler battled back and tied the game late in the period with unassisted goals by Jessie Anderson and Morgan Van Dusen. The Storm were tied on the scoreboard but had two players injured after two periods. The Blades took the lead again on Worobo second of the night half way through the period. The Storm then saw another player injured, resulting in her needing to be carried off the ice. Late in the period the wounded Storm fought back to tie the game on a goal by Jennifer Hallett assisted by Grace Chapman. Worobo completed the hat trick nine seconds later scoring the game winning goal. Ultimately Provost eked out a six to five victory, forcing a game three. Lindsey McKinnon stopped 24 shots in the loss.

February 28 in Stettler. Despite their injuries from the previous game the Storm came out flying and Provost came out skating hard looking to end the Storms season. The Blades took an early lead when Megan Miller scored just three minutes and six seconds into the game. The Stettler girls Stormed back Miranda Storch tied the game 39 seconds later with the assists going to Jennifer Hallett and Makayla Peters. The Storm then took the lead less than two minutes later on a goal by Kelsie Litke assisted by the dynamic duo of Jayden Hogg and Grace Chapman. Stettler added to their lead with 2:42 left in the first period on a goal by Kierra Scollo assisted by Geri Slemp and Kendra Rusaw . The second period was end to end with both goalies playing exceptionally. Provost pulled their goalie after taking advantage on a power play scored by Kendra Worobo. The third the Blades came out determined to end the Storms season. Blades

player Hayley Wahlstrom capitalized on a Storm turn over tying the game with 12:09 left. Stettler took the lead back with 10:41 left in the game on an incredible individual effort by Kennidy Fisher. Both teams continued to press and the action was non stop. Provost had a late two man advantage but the Storm persevered hanging on to win the game four to three, thus winning the series two games to one. Lindsey McKinnon stopped 23 shots in the victory.

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Saturday the wounded and weary Storm hit the road to begin round two of the play offs against the Cold Lake Jaguars. The Storm took an early lead when Geri Slemp opened the scoring with a short handed goal less than six minutes in Miranda Storch got the assist. The girls added to their lead on a power play goal scored by Kendra Rusaw, Kelsie Litke got the helper. The Jaguars got on the board with a power play of their own scored by

The Storm’s Sarah Mrazek (#14) skates down the Blades Kendra Worobo (#9) the Storm’s 4-3 victory Friday, February 28. The wheels keep turning for new ECA Review/ B. Avramenko Camrose Chrysler Sales Rep 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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This newspaper along with Direct Energy and the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) invite you to help recognize East Central Alberta’s tremendous volunteer spirit with the tenth annual Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award. The nomination period is now open and the nomination forms are available at the ECA Review newspaper and we can email them out as well. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 11, 2014. First introduced in Alberta in 2005, the Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award program is designed to recognize the significant efforts of individuals whose contributions make their communities a better place to live. The program is part of Direct Energy’s North American community involvement initiative that donated $75,000 to individuals and organizations in 2013. Volunteerism is alive and well in East Central Alberta. Last year just over 100 nominations were received. The award consists of: $1,000 cash prize to the winner; $5,000 cash grant to the winner’s organization/cause of choice in their community; Recognition of the winner’s achievement through a commemorative award, article and photo to be published in AWNA newspapers across Alberta; $1,000 cash grant to the four semi-finalists’ organization/cause of choice in their communities; Recognition of the four semi-finalists through a commemorative award, article and photo to be published in their respective AWNA community papers. Alberta community newspapers have been telling the stories of exceptional volunteers for decades and we are well aware of the significant positive impact these individuals can have on our neighbours and towns. We are very pleased to help recognize their efforts with the Volunteer Citizen of the Year award. I encourage all our community leaders and our readers to consider who would be a good candidate for this nomination. The Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award is open to all residents of communities in the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association area. Individuals can either nominate themselves or be nominated by another individual or group. Nominations should be no longer than 750 words and must detail the specific contributions the individual or group has made to improve the community through volunteer service. The nomination must also profile the designated organization and how the organization would use the $5,000 donation from Direct Energy. Send or drop off your nomination at the ECA Review by April 9, 2014 and a selection committee, formed of two representatives from the AWNA and two appointed by Direct Energy, will review award applications and select the finalists and winning individual or group.

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How can there be peace? Dear Editor, Boy! What an outline on the wrong doings of the Jewish people (“Hope for a Troubled Region,” February 6). The Jews are the illegitimate aggressors in every paragraph but one (17 to one). Then peace is talked about in the last paragraph. How can there be peace when God is not included in the equation? Is He not in control, is He not the one who decides the end of everything? We know many Christians are concerned about the decisions that are being made by their leaders, decisions that are often not in favour of Israel. Recently, several influential countries got together to pressure Israel to make concessions for peace with the Palestinians and if implemented, would result in a division of the land into two states. Few nations are standing firm

with Israel. Canada is a shining example of a country solidly supporting Israel. Many Christians are concerned that their country will be judged by God for it’s actions against Israel. In the first three verses of Joel 3 the Lord says in His word that God will judge the nations that divide the land. But the Jews have many concerned Christians and the Lord behind them, which must be God ordained and vital for our times. There are at least 130 verses that reiterate the truth that the land of Israel has been divinely given to the Jewish people. Genesis 17:8; Deuternomy 4:40; Psalm 105:8-11; Jeremiah 23:7-8; Ezekiel 28:25-26; 34:13; Amos 9:15-11-14; Acts 7:5; etcetera. The Jews were ‘handpicked’ by the Lord for a specific mission. To have a people for His Son to be born into? Roger Jones Bashaw, AB

Publisher’s Note: There are those Christians who believe the Bible is about them, and those who believe the Bible is for them. There are those who believe in civil disobedience when their strongly held beliefs are threatened. That is a personal choice. However, it is incumbent on the Prime Minister or President in a democratic and just society to follow the laws of the land, or change them.

Sing into Spring

The Review would like to add that the event held in Castor on March 3, “Sing into Spring!” with Mary Lambert, was organized by Mandy Fuller of the Castor Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).

Convoluted presentation of the books means red is the new black

by Derek Fildebrandt is the AB Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation This wasn’t last year’s provincial budget all over again but you can be forgiven for thinking so. The government’s convoluted presentation of the books left opposition parties, journalists and non-governmental organizations again banging their heads against the table asking: ‘Are we spending more money than we are bringing in?’ That used to be a very easy answer until the last year’s budget, when Finance Minister Doug Horner presented three sets of books instead of the normal one. This year the government still takes billions of capital spending off the main set of books, and presents an ‘operational balance’ of revenues and day-to-day expenditures only. This number is essentially like your family’s income: less money for groceries,

gas, cell phones and entertainment. That is, income less day-to-day (operational) spending. With an extra billion dollars in health transfers from the feds and optimistic revenue projections, Horner pegs this ‘operating surplus’ at $2.6 billion. But this doesn’t include the mortgage payments, the car loan or the line of credit to pay for home renovations. Families might be getting something important with these loans but they still cost money and have to be paid for. Importantly, families work to bring their mortgage and other debt loads down year-by-year. By contrast, Alberta’s debt load is scheduled to increase year-afteryear-after-year, from $8.3 billion right now, to $18.4 billion in 2015 and $21.6 billion in 2017. Families who only ever grow their debt

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load, regardless of the valuable things they may purchase with the borrowed money, eventually see their available day-to-day (operating) spending crowded out by interest payments. Alberta might be a latecomer returning to the debt game, but the interest payments will start to pinch very soon. In 2008-09 the province only spent $208 million in debt interest payments. In 2014, Alberta taxpayers will fork out $781 million. In 2015, this number will reach $1 billion, and in 2016, $1.4 billion. Those billions do not include paying a dollar towards actually reducing the debt. Nor do these billions of extra dollars end up building a single school, paving an inch of highway or creating a single family care clinic. Every dollar spent on debt interest payments goes to bankers and bondholders.

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by Lois Perepelitz let them see it. The young people of today worry too If they could see the strong person they much about things that are not worth wor- become in the future they might realize rying about. They don’t think they are as that they started to be that person today. smart or as strong or even as good looking Maybe they would see that today they are as someone else, while that someone else stronger, smarter and better looking than is worrying about the very same things. they think they are. They fear that this is the way it will be for This self-knowledge is the weapon they the rest of their lives. need to take the power away from the If only they could see that these school bully. This knowledge will make them see days are just a tiny slice of their that the bully’s words are life. nothing but lies said by a weak A lot of the time this fear and person and meant to hurt, worry comes from listening to the because he is jealous of their words of the bully. If only they qualities and hurting them could see that by letting the cruel makes them feel powerful. words of “ugly, stupid, or weak” When the victim of a bully of the bully hurt them, they are know what lies those words are, giving the bully the power he or then the words lose their sting she wants. and don’t hurt. When his or her I wish I could take these young words don’t hurt then the bully Perepelitz people on a day trip to visit themloses his power. selves 20 years in the future. These young people need to There they could see that they are smart learn to listen to the ones that tell the enough to get a good life going, strong truth, the people who encourage and comenough to get through tough times and pliment them with words like smart, yes, they would see that they even look strong and pretty. pretty good. Most would find that they These people don’t shout their words as really are lovable enough to have found loud as the bully so the young people need someone to start families of their own. to listen for them and believe them when While they are in the future they can they hear them. They need to have more look back at today and see that they have faith in themselves and that will help all these qualities today too, but they can’t them grow stronger, and then they will be see it because the bully with his lies won’t able to take the power away from the bully.

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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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AGM & Public Information Session Keynote Speaker – Lee Cutforth - Alberta Property Rights Advocate - What YOU Should Know About “The Culture of Future Property Rights”

Following with an ASRG Discussion on: The Looming Implications and Risks of The Government’s Plan on Opening up the Surface Rights Act (Beginning This Spring)

Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:00 p.m. at Torrington Arena - Free Admission

HEY ALBERTA, DO YOU KNOW A GREAT VOLUNTEER? The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) and Direct Energy are now accepting nominations for the Alberta Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award to recognize someone who goes above and beyond to help others in the community. Nominations are open to all residents served by AWNA newspapers, with the award going to the person who 14032DD0 most exemplifies the volunteer spirit. As a reward for giving so much, the winner will get a $1,000 cash prize from Direct Energy and a $5,000 donation to their community organization of choice. Pretty nice, right?

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2014 Assessment Notices County of Paintearth No. 18 Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of Section 311 of the Municipal Government Act, Statutes of Alberta, 2000, Chapter M-26. The County of Paintearth No. 18 has mailed Assessment Notices to all persons appearing on the Assessment Roll as of February 28, 2014.

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Assessment complaints, with applicable fee, can be forwarded to Tarolyn Peach, Clerk of the Assessment Review Board of the County of Paintearth No. 18, Box 509, Castor, Alberta TOC OXO. All assessed persons are deemed to have received their notice as a result of this publication. If you have not received an assessment notice for property you own in the County of Paintearth No. 18, please contact the County office at 403882-3211 or 1-888-882-3156. Tarolyn Peach, CLGM Chief Administrative Officer

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Government acts to get grain moving

by Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State the Minister of Transport on weekly (Finance) and MLA Crowfoot shipments. The Honourable Kevin Sorenson, “The railways will be required to Minister of State (Finance) and Member of increase the volumes carried each week, Parliament for Crowfoot, is pleased that over a period of four weeks, to a combined Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and target of 1,000,000 metric Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz tonnes per week – more than have announced concrete meadoubling the volume currently sures to move more grain through being moved. the transportation system. “This Order creates direct “This is good news for prolegal obligations on railways ducers in our riding who have and will result in penalties for experienced delays in the movenon-compliance of up to ment of their grain,” Sorenson $100,000 per day,” Sorenson said. said. Minister Raitt announced an Agriculture Minister Gerry Sorenson Order in Council (OIC) to take Ritz announced that the immediate effect, setting out minGovernment will introduce imum volumes of grain that legislation when Parliament Canadian National Railway Company and returns to establish measures to ensure Canadian Pacific Railway Company are Canada maintains a world-class logistics each required to move. The Order, under system that gets agricultural products to section 47(1) of the Canada Transportation market more efficiently. Act, also requires the railways to report to The Government continues to call on all

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“In our region of the prairies, we are all looking forward to this promised legislation and as the MP for Crowfoot, I am looking forward to the debate in the House of Commons,” Sorenson concluded.

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Taking action on farm safety by Carolyn Van Den Heuvel, Canada FarmSafe Advisor Farmers have a reputation for being “strong, silent types.” Growing up on a farm and getting my hands very much dirty alongside my father, I don’t disagree with some of this “salt of the earth” mystique, but I also think it’s time to move beyond the stereotypes. Farms nowadays can be complex, highly industrialized businesses with product to develop and markets to access. But I know you know that already. What you might not know is how important communication is in this new world of complex, production agriculture. When working with producers on developing written health and safety plans, I always tell them that safety policies, standard operating procedures, and other critical workplace safety documents are not worth the paper they are written on if they aren’t communicated effectively to employees and contractors. It seems sensible but it’s harder said than done. The best bet for achieving outstanding communication is to start off on the right foot. Stress that employees are valued and their health and safety is a priority. Ensure they understand the importance of working safely. Ask them about their previous work experience. Did they receive any training? Remember to get copies of any certifications or accreditations they may have for your records. If they are a new hire, check their references to ensure they have a positive safety record. Set a positive example. Make sure your safety policy is communicated to new hires and is posted openly for everyone else to see too. As a farm owner, you set an example for health and safety on the farm. So be clear about your responsibilities and live up to them. Safety is a two way street though.

Workers will invest in a safe workplace if they feel comfortable raising questions, contributing to safety solutions, participating in safety inspections, and openly discussing safety concerns, incidents and near misses. If you make pre-operational checks on tools, machines, and equipment non-negotiable, and insist on providing your workers with adequate safety education and training, safety will become a part of your everyday workplace culture. In the event of a near miss, don’t forget; reflect. Conduct an investigation and ask your workers several questions: Who was involved? Where did the incident happen? When did it happen? What were the immediate causes? Why did the incident happen? And how can a similar incident be prevented? Everyone has a role to play in ensuring the safety of your farm, so cultivate an open, positive working relationship with your employees based on communication and trust.

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Sustainability and what it means by the Alberta Beef Producers, February 14, 2014 Newsletter The term ‘sustainability’ is getting a lot of attention in the media these days. A tremendous amount of work is currently underway to help define what a sustainable beef industry is and the parameters in which it operates. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is leading the charge in this area for Canada’s beef cattle producers and is working towards a definition with industry stakeholders and other organizations invested in the discussion. This effort will help provide important context about the beef industry for consumers, who are increasingly demanding that the food they buy is produced in a ‘sustainable manner.’ What that means exactly is currently up for grabs. Having producer representation at the table via the CCA is important to ensure ‘sustainable beef’ is defined in a realistic way that reflects actual beneficial management practices and the best knowledge from leaders around the globe. This will help consumers sort fact from fiction in the sea of marketing campaigns promoting a vision of sustainable beef that is often uninformed and misleading. With an industry definition of sustainable beef in the works and corporations like McDonald’s announcing a goal to start sourcing sustainable beef by 2016, Canada’s beef producers are likely wondering what all of this means for them, particularly in terms of how it relates to a direct impact to their current operations. The good news is that for the most part, beef cattle production in Canada is sustainable already. For example, the use of technologies in conventional beef production produces more high-quality, safe beef products while using less land, water, feed, fuel and fertilizer, and producing less manure and greenhouses gases. Still, there are other management strategies producers can deploy to help them in their quest for sustainability. Internationally, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), of which the CCA is a member, is finalizing their definition of sustainable beef principles and criteria, as well as hearing from other members and experts on sustainability projects and work that is ongoing to help get a better understanding of what sustainable beef is really all about. The GRSB envisions a world in which all aspects of the beef value chain are environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically viable. In Canada, the newly formed Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is working towards completing a sustainability assessment headed by Deloitte for the Canadian beef industry. The CRSB was founded by the CCA, and is a national, multi-stakeholder initiative developed to advance existing and new sustainability efforts within the industry. These efforts help to inform the sustainability discussions the CCA is involved in today. Moreover, the CCA has already created the building blocks that will be fundamental to measuring a future definition of beef ‘sustainability,’ including developing beef sustainability best practices that are already currently being utilized on an

increasing level by its producers. The CCA led the development of the 2013 Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle, an important document which outlines key areas for

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More sustainable production practices Cont’d from Pg 10 The CCA also developed a verifiable onfarm food safety program, Verified Beef Production™ (VBP), of which it is currently expanding with the addition of animal care, environment and biosecurity modules to address industry calls for more sustainable production practices.

The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) also recognizes cattle producers that are exemplary leaders in conservation, and the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), a division of the CCA, invests in and promotes the adoption of research and innovation that contributes to sustainability.

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Shiloh Cattle Company’s Red Angus bulls took first place honours in the Panel Judging taking home $150 from Kindersley Packers; a UFA $100 gift certificate; and a jacket sponsored by Kindersley Mainline Motors. (L - R) Pat Scott, judge Travis Foot, Alisha Minchau, judge Lori Blake, Veronica Minchau, judge Walter Suntjens, Blake Morton of Shiloh Cattle Company, Hand Hills. Bulls are Red Shiloh A Lock N Load 1A and Red Shiloh Avenging Sakic 10A. ECA Review/Submitted

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Beef Congress doesn’t disappoint by Linda Bingeman “A small, relaxed but very well run cattle show” was one comment overheard at the twelfth annual Crossroads Beef Congress, sponsored by the Big Country Agricultural Society, at the Crossroads Centre February 15. Some of our exhibitors were local people who attended only the Oyen show, but many also attended Agribition, Calgary

and Farmfair. The day was a huge success as the weather cooperated and a steady ever-changing stream of people viewed the animals brought for the show. Exhibitors were very pleased to have such a large number of prospective buyers view their breeding programs before the start of bull sale season. Turn to Grerat deal, Pg 13

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Great deal of excitement Cont’d from Pg 12 Don and Mindy Good, on behalf of the Ashley Good Memorial, created a great deal of excitement in the youth steer show by offering $1000 for first prize and $750 for second place. Youth between the ages of seven and 21 years brought 21 steers to vie for the prize. Greg Pugh of Edgerton had a very difficult challenge evaluating the junior steer and heifer class, as an excellent group of cattle were presented. Five heifers were brought to the competition. Prize money for the heifer class was $600 provided by Bouma Meats and a vest by Mappin Simmentals for first and $300 for second provided by Footprint Farms. During the youth show, the entrants were judged on their ability to show the animals. Katelyn Westerlund judged this. Each first place winner in the junior, intermediate and senior age group received $75 provided by Redwing Farms (Chiliak family). The youth show flowed smoothly due to the efforts of ringperson Clayton Andrew and marshals Jordon Christianson and Bill Smith. The youth who attended the show were offered two opportunities to learn or improve their skills as judges and marketers. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Good brought a number of senior members from their 4-H judging club to conduct a judging and marketing workshop after which a competition was held in each subject. Prizes in these two competitions were provided by VS Truck Works and Energy Dodge. Eighteen pens of two yearling bulls and nine pens of three yearling heifers were presented for appraisal by the spectators and a panel of three judges. The panel of judges consisted of Walter Suntjens, Lori Blake and Travis Foot. A variety of breeds were represented: Simmental, Charolais, Red and Black Angus, Limousin, Shorthorn and Polled Hereford.

Spectators purchased ballots to vote for their favorite pen of heifers and bulls. The pens were paraded through the show ring to allow everyone to get the best view of them before voting. Following the pen show a social gathering with music provided by Carol Hurley and the friendly rivalry of the steak challenge was enjoyed by everyone. Wine courtesy of Oyen Liquor Mart and Footprint Farms was a great accompaniment to the steak grilled by breed representatives on the huge barbeque supplied by Kari Grant - Nortruck. Steak was supplied by the Charolais, Hereford, Limousin, Simmental and Angus breeds. All appeared to be enjoyed by the tasters who cleared their palates with cheese supplied by Doug’s AG Foods. Good food and friendly people provided a great prelude to the announcement of the raffle winner, the door prize winner, the peoples’ choice ballot winner and the pen show winners. One hundred eighty-six of the 200 raffle tickets were sold and to create some extra excitement and suspense 10 semi-finalists were drawn, then eliminated one by one leaving the winner. Rob and Lorna Story of Netherhill, Saskatchewan were the lucky winners of the $4000 certificate to be used towards the purchase of breeding animals from an exhibitor at the 2014 Crossroads Beef Congress. The door prize winner was Vida Van Sickle and the people’s choice ballot chosen belonged to Caitlin Warner. They each received $50. Mindy Good organized a very successful silent auction of donated items. The Big Country Agricultural Society was appreciative of all the support we were given to host this event and would like to draw your attention to our thank you and hope you will support our supporters. See you next year for a bigger and better Crossroads Beef Congress.

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Beef Cattle Producers applaud Korea FTA The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is very pleased with the Monday, March 11 announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper that Canada and the Republic of Korea have reached a free trade agreement (FTA). Under the terms of the agreement, the 40 per cent Korean tariff on fresh and frozen beef will be fully eliminated in 15 equal annual steps and the 18 per cent tariff on offals will be fully eliminated in 11 equal annual steps. The tariff has been the main impediment to accessing the Korean market since Korea lifted its BSE prohibition on Canada in early 2012, said CCA President Dave Solverson. “For the past few years, Canada’s key beef competitor, the U.S. has enjoyed an increasing tariff advantage flowing from its FTA with South Korea. “Today’s announcement means Canadian beef will be able to once again compete for meaningful access in the Korean market,” Solverson said from Seoul, where he was with Prime Minister Harper for the announcement. The impact of the tariff disadvantage is clear. In 2002, Korea was a $40 million market for Canadian beef and its fourth largest export destination. In 2013, with a growing tariff disadvantage relative to U.S. beef, Canada exported $7.8 million. The Canada-Korea FTA will signal to Korean buyers that they can resume their relationship with Canadian beef and maintain a long-term competitive position. “This is excellent news for Canadian beef producers,” said CCA Vice President and Foreign Trade Chair, Dan Darling. “The ability to get every piece of the animal to the highest value market is

what maximizes prices at the farm gate. “I particularly like that we will be getting an aggressive phase-out on offals that get more value in Korea than they do here in North America.” The CCA thanks Prime Minister Harper and Ministers Gerry Ritz and Ed Fast for their diligence on concluding this file.

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Keeping your children safe on the farm by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) In the eyes of a child, the farm can appear to be a wonderful playground. Kids are curious and excitable and enjoy running around open spaces, exploring, hiding in unique corners, climbing on interesting looking structures and investigating machinery and animals. But, as you know, the farm can be a very dangerous place, especially for young children who don’t necessarily understand the risks and consequences of their actions and may not be able to react appropriately to dangers on the farm. For that reason, it is up to parents to be a child’s eyes and ears, identifying and controlling hazards and keeping children out of harm’s way until they can safely participate in various agricultural tasks.

Setting Boundaries

For your operation, evaluate the farm and the areas that may pose dangers to children. Look at your farm as if you were protecting your nieces or nephews visiting from the city. Once you have identified child safe zones, establish age limits for certain areas. For example, if a child is younger than 10 years old, they have to stay in the fenced yard area; if a child is 10 to 13 years old, they can join an adult and visit the barn, storage buildings, bin yard, or other designated area. By establishing safe zones on the farm you can help all visitors, family and workers realize what your expectations are for the operation.

Establish rules for additional riders on equipment

Includes grain bins and silos. Do not allow children to enter these areas. Protect the entrance and keep access restricted. Establish Extreme Hazard Boundaries and

appearance equates to mental and emotional competence. Turn to Consider, Pg 16

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Creating a safe play area for Children

While no farm can be completely childproofed, you can create a safe play area for your children. This is a carefully planned, designated location with limited exposure to hazards including traffic, agricultural production and environmental concerns. It should be designated by physical boundaries such as fences, gates or shrubs and include safe, ageappropriate play equipment. Set safety expectations for the play area, establish safe play rules, and ensure your children understand them. Maintain the play area and be sure to supervise your children appropriately. Establishing a safe play area will help to keep kids safe, while provide parents with a greater assurance that their children will be better protected from farm hazards.

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For example, tractors or ATV’s with no secured rider seat should not carry extra riders.

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motor skills; cognitive function and awareness of the world around them? It is false to assume that physical

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Consider your child’s developmental stage Cont’d from Pg 15 For example, although your child may be tall for their age and able to reach the clutch or brake pedal on a tractor, they may not be fully competent to safely operate that piece of equipment. That’s why you need to consider your child’s developmental stage when

deciding if and when to assign farm chores to them. Once you are aware of your child’s physical, mental and emotional competency, you can assign tasks to them that are appropriate for their abilities. Remember, every child is different, so be vigilant and adjust tasks based on your

day-to- day assessment of their abilities. For example, children under seven years of age are entirely dependent on adults to provide them with an appropriate and safe environment, need to be supervised at all times, and should not be engaged in agricultural tasks.

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Deadstock handling report presented to Alberta Beef Producer’s by the Alberta Beef Producers, November 15, 2013 Newsletter Alberta Beef Producer’s Deadstock Sub-committee recently presented their deadstock handling report to the Board of Directors. The deadstock issue in Alberta has been a concern since Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) reduced the pickup service from farms for rendering. About 75,000 tonnes of cattle carcasses are produced in Alberta every year. About half of this is picked up for rendering but the rest is left to the elements for disposal. The industry has become somewhat frustrated with this arrangement. Prior to BSE, West Coast Reductions covered most pickup costs due to their ability to produce fats and meat and bone meal that were sold back into the system. Now only fats can be rendered and the rest of the material is classified as specified risk material (SRM) that goes into a private landfill near Coronation and producers shoulder the cost of any pickup. This has meant reduced business for the renderers and a headache for producers. The recent assessment and review dealt with Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Alberta Environment, West Coast Reductions and others who could add to the present state of affairs, primarily from a legal point of view. Recent Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) literature was assessed and referenced, and advantages and disadvantages of various ways to deal with deadstock, including costs and dealing with SRM, were addressed. Natural disposal, community pickup, incineration, carcass burial, rendering, composting and

thermal hydrolysis were reviewed. burning but getting temperatures up to Producers look at this as an extra 850 degrees. A private project being expense after an animal has already been planned for the province uses thermal lost, maybe $800 to $1,200 or more. Any hydrolysis that is a combination of high disposal pickup might cost at least $75 temperature and high pressure. extra and biosecurity risk still continues. Byproducts can be pulled from this Natural disposal doesn’t do much for consystem because they are no longer classitaining prions that cause BSE or most fied as SRM. These can go into a sales viral or bacterial disease organisms. It seems that much of the problem has been downloaded to municipalities. Cardston County put up a state-ofthe art composting system and they look after pickup. There is still the issue of what to do with the compost and because it is still considered SRM it can’t be put onto farmer’s fields or pastures. The MD of Ranchlands and Cypress Hills have provided some costs towards • Oil & Gas Well Completions rendering pickup and this cost goes • Abandonments back to the local Servicing Alberta taxpayers. Incineration Arnold Hanson, Owner would look after Box 578 Telephone: (403) 578-3999 the biosecurity Coronation, AB Cell: (403) 575-0004 issue but there is a cost. This isn’t just T0C 1C0 Fax: (403) 578-3998

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AT PARTICIPATING STORES.

Agricultural Service Board Members: Walter Weber (ASB Chairman), Rocky Dahmer (Vice Chairman), George Glazier, Brian Bunbury, Doreen Blumhagen, Tyrrill Hewitt & Diane Elliott Agricultural Fieldman: Jeff Cosens Asst. Agricultural Fieldman: Trevor Kerr Phone (403)882-3211 www.countypaintearth.ca


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CORONATION/STETTLER, AB.

S A LU T E T O AG R IC U LT U R E

Working with huge bales by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association You see them dotting the rural landscape in freshly cut, satisfying rows throughout the summer and early fall. To the urban passerby, they are picturesque. But to producers, large bales can turn into life threatening wrecking balls if proper handling procedures aren’t followed. Glen Blahey, the Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, notes certain factors should be considered when carrying out bale work. “The majority of injuries occur when bales are being placed onto or removed from transport vehicles, or when an operator is lifting the bales incorrectly, either with improper spearing techniques or lifting the bales beyond their centre of gravity. If a bale falls, it could crush the operator or anyone nearby. So handlers need to ensure they are lifting correctly and that their operating space is totally clear of bystanders,” he says.

Safety paramount

Bruce Johnson is the Executive Director of the Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association (FARSHA). He points out that when transporting bales, operators should ensure their hauling equipment is capable of handling the load and making sure all bales are secure before transport. “Moving and transporting large bales whether round or square requires specialized equipment, usually things go wrong when proper equipment and procedures are not being used or followed,” he says. In 2013 so far, there have been three media reports of men in Canada being killed while transporting bales and another two of men incurring serious injury. In February, an Ontario man was struck by a falling hay bale while handling it with a front-end loader. He eventually died of his injuries. There are four main stages of bale transport, each with their own risks: lifting, loading, transport and unloading. To stay safe, observe the following recommendations.

Lifting

Improper lifting can cause vehicles to rollover or bales to roll or fall off of lifting equipment, putting operators or bystanders at risk. • Ensure adequate operating space clear of all bystanders. • When handling bales, the lift capacity on a front end loader or telehandler must be greater than the bale being moved. If not, the vehicle could overturn. • Always use proper loading systems when lifting with front-end loaders. Buckets should not be used. Double spears work well but beware of single spears. They should not be used unless they are

supplemented with a stabilizer to keep the bale from rotating and giving way, rolling over bystanders or operators in the process. • Always pierce round bales in the centre of the load. If it’s too low it could rotate forward along the spear pivot point, breaking free from handling equipment and rolling onto anyone in its path. Too high and it could rotate back and crush the operator. • Never lift beyond the centre of gravity of a bale. If a bale is lifted too high, it could roll the vehicle or fall off and crush the operator or bystanders.

Loading

Loading too quickly can unsettle already placed loads, creating risks for loaders and bystanders. • Ensure there are no bystanders near the transport vehicle, especially the opposite side of the vehicle being loaded. • Stack bales in a tight, pyramidal format to provide support during transport. • Do not push bales too hard onto the vehicle. This could cause bales on the opposite side of the vehicle to fall off. • Secure bales with straps in both directions as per regulations across most of Canada to protect motorists while on the road.

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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.

MOBILE HOMES

PREOWNED 1856 SQ FT Modular Office for sale. 5 offices, 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen, reception and ample storage space. $120,000. Must be moved. Phone 1-877504-5005; www.jandelhomes.com. UNITED Homes Canada has a selection of pre-owned homes available now! 1-800-461-7632; www. unitedhomescanada. com. 1991 Triple E 16 X 76, $39,000.; 1997 SRI 16 X 76, $42,000.; 2003 SRI 16 X 76, $75,000.; 2002 SRI 20 X 76, $120, 000. Call today to arrange viewing.

FOR RENT

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.780-857-2824 evenings or 587-2811364.

MISCELLANEOUS

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 & Ribstone Home & Garden, 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.

SAWMILLS from only $4,897. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & dvd: www. NorwoodSawmills. com/400OT. 1-800-5666899 ext. 400OT. STEEL Building Sale. “Big Year End Clear Out Continued!” 20x20 $3,915. 25x28 $4, 848. 30x32 $6,339. 32x34 $7,371. 40x50 $12,649. 47x68 $16,691. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca. COLORADO Blue Spruce: $1.49/each for a box of 270 ($402.30). Also full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or treetime.ca.

AUTOS

TURN Your Passion for vehicle restoration into a career with Lakeland College’s 8-month Street Rod Technologies program at the Vermilion campus. Attend the program information session March 21. Phone 1-800-661-6490 or visit www.lakelandcollege. ca/srt.

CLASSIFIEDS

MAC JAMES MOTORS The Car Credit Cure

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FARM EQUIPMENT

FOR SALE: 24ft. corral panels, 30ft wind breakers, bale feeders,, calf shelters. Delivery available. Call Lenerd 780-806-3694. Near Provost, Ab. Please leave message.

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Flexicoil 5000 Air Drill set up for liquid fertilizer

’97, 39’, 3.5” steel packers, 12” spacing, 4” Dutch openers, newer liquid fert kit, 2320 TBtwn tank $38,900 Call Stuart for more info at

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Municipal District of Provost No. 52

Fencing Requirements 2014

Call LES toll free at 1-877-232-2886 403-309-3233 www.macjames.ca

The M.D. of Provost No. 52 is currently accepting proposals for the purpose of selecting a qualified proponent(s) to undertake all fencing requirements for the 2014 construction season.

AUTO PARTS

For complete details go to www.mdprovost.ca or contact the M.D. Office at (780) 753-2434.

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. NorthEast Recyclers 780875-0270 (Lloydminster).

Proposals will be accepted until 12:00 NOON on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 and considered by the Council of the M.D. of Provost No. 52 on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 during the course of its regular meeting. Proposals received after the deadline will be rejected, and will be returned unopened to the proponent(s).

Call for Expression of Interest to be a Candidate for Participation in Regional Plan Review Panels The Government of Alberta is continuing its work on developing seven regional plans under the direction of the Land-use Framework for Alberta. Each plan provides the context and guidance for land and natural resource use in each region to help achieve Alberta’s long-term social and economic goals based on a foundation of good environmental management. Regional plans are developed in consultation with Albertans and become legal instruments once approved by Cabinet. As such, the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) includes provisions for requesting a review of a regional plan or regional plan amendment. To support this review process, the Government of Alberta is creating a standing roster of 14032DA1 candidates from which it will select members to participate in review panels for regional plans once the plans have been implemented. The role of the panel will be to consider review requests and provide recommendations to the Government of Alberta. Candidates from the roster will be invited to participate in panels based on the subject matter of the review and the candidate’s area of expertise. Once the roster is established, candidate names will sit on the roster for between two to three years. The roster will consist of a broad range of stakeholders and as such, individuals with a background or interest in property rights, First Nations, business, environment and rural or urban interests are encouraged to apply. For further information on candidate requirements and to submit your interest for participation in Regional Plan Review Panels, please visit the Land-use Framework website at: http://www.landuse.alberta.ca.

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Email: admin@ECAreview.com County of Stettler No. 6

SCRAPER OPERATOR: The County of Stettler is looking for a Scraper Operator for the 2014 Road Construction season. Candidates must have: • Class 5 license • Previous experience with road construction equipment would be an asset. Wage $24.16-$35.40 per hour, depending upon experience Please submit resume, along with current 5-year driver’s abstract. Candidates selected will provide a criminal record check prior to commencement of work. Resumes and supporting documents may be mailed or hand-delivered to: County of Stettler No. 6 6602-44 Avenue, PO Box 1270 STETTLER, Alberta T0C 2L0 ATTN: Randy Grams, Assistant Director of Public Works This position 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 an interview will be contacted.

Full Time Bus Driver Altario School Competition #PLRD-303

Applications are invited for a full time school bus operator in the Altario area to commence March 24th, 2014. This position will support the Division in providing safe and efficient transportation of students to the Altario School. The available route currently runs west of Altario. Although training is provided, it is preferred the successful candidate holds a valid Class 2 drivers license, first aid certification and “S” Endorsement training. Previous experience would be an asset. Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three references by e-mail to lenore.etherington@plrd.ab.ca. Applications will also be accepted by mail or fax to: Lenore Etherington, H.R. Administrator Prairie Land Regional Division # 25 P.O. Box 670 Hanna, Alberta T0J 1P0 Fax: (403) 854-2803 Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Thank you to all applicants, but only those who will be interviewed will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check, Child Intervention Check and Driver’s Abstract satisfactory to PLRD, prior to commencement. Please quote competition number on application.

Teacher Delia School

Competition #PLRD-304 Applications are invited for a full time teacher at Delia School. The successful candidate will possess training and experience in teaching English at the junior high level. The successful incumbent will possess a passion to teach and the talent necessary to be an effective educator. Duties will commence April 28th, 2014 for the duration of the school year. Delia School is a rural K-12 school with, approximately 130 students, offering innovative technology opportunities, small class sizes and opportunities for professional development. Academic excellence and individual student growth is the focus at the school. Please send cover letter, resume, and University Transcripts, by e-mail to lenore.etherington@plrd.ab.ca. Applications will also be accepted through Apply to Education at www.applytoeducation. com or by mail or fax to: Lenore Etherington, H.R. Administrator Prairie Land Regional Division # 25 P.O. Box 670 Hanna, Alberta T0J 1P0 Fax: (403)854-2803 Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Thank you to all applicants, but only those who will be interviewed will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate, a Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check satisfactory to PLRD prior to commencement.


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FEED & SEED

FOR SALE - New variety of yellow pea seed. Can be loaded at Coronation Seed Cleaning Plant. Call Kurt 403-575-5388.

Barley

Wanted

Hwy 21 Feeders of Acme is buying off farm Barley for immediate or deferred delivery. Contact Sharon at 403-546-2278 Ext 2. 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.

LIVESTOCK

CHAROLAIS bulls for sale. Yearling & 2 yr olds. Also Red Angus bulls. 780-582-2254, Forestburg.

CORONATION/STETTLER, AB.

BULL SALE

March 28, 2014

1:30 at the Ranch (near Elk Point, AB)

Selling 90 Bulls

Charolais, Black Angus & Polled Hereford View sale catalogue at www.kcow.ca or call for a catalogue

780-614-5959

EAST CENTRAL Bull Sale Friday, March 21 at Dryland Cattle Trading, Veteran, Ab. 40 Horned & Polled Hereford Bulls. Call 403-676-2086 for catalogues. Check Dryland’s website for pictures in early February.

Desert Land Cattle

For Sale By Private Treaty

Yearling Charolais Bulls

Contact Quinn Wagstaff

@ 403 664 9447

Horse & Stock

TRAILER

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403.884.2173 403.430.0504 FOR SALE. Simmeron Simmentals, fullblood full Fleckvieh yearling bulls, polled and horned, A.I. bloodlines, very quiet, muscled. Website: simmeronranch.ca. Martin 780913-7963.

WANTED

FIREARMS. All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed dealer. 1-866-9600045; www.dollars4guns.com.

C L A S S I F I E D S/CA R E E R S

1ST TIME, FULL TIME position Distributorship available on a cow/calf Opportunity. Calgary, and feedlot operation Canmore/Banff, Red north of Consort. Deer, Lethbridge, Looking for a self-motiMedicine Hat; other vated individual to do Alberta locations would general ranch work. be considered. Eco Valid drivers licence Dry Carpet required. Housing Maintenance “green, available. Wages clean & dry carpet negotiable with expericleaning system”. ence. Please contact Home based. Justin @ 403-963Commercial & 1334. Residential. Cost is $13 Turnkey + gst HIGH PRAIRIE Super operation. $25,000fourth free buy three A in Alberta is currently Cost is $13get+ the gst investment. R.O.I. recruiting for: Produce buy three get the fourth free inside 4 years. Clerk. The Produce Includes: Equipment, Clerk is responsible for supplies, training & many aspects of opermarketing assistance. ating a successful proInquiries: Email: duce department infoecodry@shaw.ca. including, ordering, receiving, and merchandising. Previous experience is an asset. THE CORONATION Excellent customer Memorial Library is service and interperlooking for a TD sonal skills are essenSummer Reading tial. The ability to proProgram Coordinator. vide a Clean Security Must be responsible, Clearance is required. have good organizaIf you are interested in tional skills, outgoing, love working with kids. a rewarding, challengMust be available mid- ing career; if you can provide creative soluMay thru August. 30 tions through team hrs/wk. Must have attended full academic problem solving while year and returning next focusing on providing excellent customer seryr. Drop off resume in vice, we would like to person to Lauren at 5001 Royal St. hear from you: Sean Coronation, Ab. or Lee - Store Manager, email to coronationliHigh Prairie Super A, brary@prl.ab.ca 4920 - 53 Ave., High Prairie, AB, T0G 1E0. SEEKING A Career in Email: sean.lee@tgp. the Community ca. We thank all appliNewspaper business? cants for their interest, Post your resume for but only those candiFREE right where the publishers are looking. dates considered for an interview will be Visit: awna.com/forcontacted. job-seekers.

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COUNTY OF PAINTEARTH NO. 18 Agricultural Service Board Seasonal Employment Opportunity The County of Paintearth No.18 is accepting applications for ASB Operators. These are 4 month employment positions with the Agricultural Service Board. The positions will start May 1. The ASB Operators will be involved in: Roadside spraying, roadside mowing, private land spraying, shelterbelt planting, reclamation, and other duties as they arise. Qualifications we require include the following: • Ability to cooperate and communicate with the public in a positive manner. • Carry out duties in a safe and proficient manner without constant supervision. • Maintain accurate records of all activities. • Possess a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to those with a valid pesticide applicator’s certificate, formal agricultural training and/or agricultural background. Practical experience in the operation and maintenance of agricultural implements would also have merit. Training will be provided in the duties if required. Starting Wage: $22.86/hour Applications for these positions must be received at the County office by April 4, 2014. For more information or to forward an application contact: Jeff Cosens, Agricultural Fieldman County of Paintearth No.18 Box 509, Castor, AB T0C 0X0 Phone: (403) 882-3211 Fax: (403) 882-3560 Email: jcosens@countypaintearth.ca

LANDSCAPING Sales & Service opportunities! Up to $400 cash daily! Full-time & parttime outdoors. Spring/ summer work. Seeking honest, hardworking staff; www. PropertyStarsJobs. com.

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County of Stettler No. 6 Agricultural Service Board

Seasonal Staff

The County of Stettler Agricultural Service Board has an opportunity for seasonal positions starting April 28, 2014. Duties will include: • Operating a spray truck. • Spraying of roadsides and some private land. • Working with the Weed Control Act. • Weed inspection and weed control on Red Deer River • Operate and maintain a variety of chemical application equipment. • Courteous and effective communication with landowners. • Identify and control prohibited noxious and noxious weeds. • Reclamation work. • Education and awareness workshops for ratepayers. • Other duties as assigned. Preferred skills and experience: • Agricultural and Industrial Pesticide Applicator’s License (or willingness to obtain) would be an asset • Valid Class 5 Drivers License. • Good computer skills along with knowledge of GPS. • Ability to work well with others along with strong written and verbal skills. • Strong organizational abilities. • Ability to identify and control prohibited and noxious weeds. • Experience in operating equipment would be considered an asset. We are willing to train the right candidate. Resumes will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Send resumes to: Quinton Beaumont, Director of Agricultural Services County of Stettler No. 6 Box 1270, 6602 – 44 Ave., Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 Phone: (403) 742-4441 Fax: (403) 742-1277 Email: qbeaumont@stettlercounty.ca

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HIGH PRAIRIE Super A in Alberta is currently recruiting for: Meat Manager. Reporting directly to the Store Manager, the Meat Manager is responsible for all aspects of managing a department, including cutting meat. You will have a working knowledge of gross margins, expense control and have the ability to maintain positive relations with employees and customers. You must have a Grade 12 education and be able to provide a “clear” Security Clearance. Previous Retail Meat Management experience will be considered an asset. It offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you are interested in a rewarding, challenging career; if you can provide creative solutions

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NOTICE to Creditors and Claimants. Estate of William George Miller who died on January 10, 2014. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by April 23, 2014 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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ANTIQUES & Collectibles Consignment Auction. Saturday, March 22/14. Starts 10 a.m. sharp! Located west of Edmonton at Sand Hills Hall. To view items: www.spectrumauctioneering.com. Phone 780-9603370/780-903-9393.

WARD’S Auctions Antiques/Estate Auction. Sunday, March 16, 10 a.m. 11802 - 145 St., Edmonton. 780-4514549. Viewing Friday, March 14, 4 - 7. Online bidding and pictures at www.WardsAuctions. com. Taking consignments now for spring Firearms Auctions.

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Two (2) opportunities exist at the Paintearth Mine, located between Halkirk & Forestburg, Alberta. Position Profile: The positions report directly to the Maintenance Foreman. Responsibilities include performing preventative maintenance and repair of draglines, mobile equipment and other site services. Qualifications: The ideal candidates will possess an Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate and have off road equipment experience. Previous experience on Caterpillar equipment and draglines are considered an asset. Troubleshooting experience with a willingness to be responsible for results is necessary. Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and provides the opportunity for personal growth and development.

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Consort Lodge is seeking applicants for:

Email: amanda.wiltse@acadiafoundation.com

CASUAL NIGHT SHIFT HOUSEKEEPING *Hours are 10:30 pm to 6:30 am *Starting wage is $14.91/hr *Training would start as soon as possible

Please drop off resume at lodge or email to amanda.wiltse@acadiafoundation.com

The M.D. of Provost No. 52 is currently seeking seasonal equipment operators and laborers for the 2014 season. These positions will be based out of but not limited to the M.D. shops located in Hughenden and/or Provost.

To find out more information about the qualifications of these positions or if you are interested in applying. Please visit our website at www.spurresources.ca

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Spur Resources Ltd. is a Private Oil and Gas producer in the area. We are an active and proven company that is looking for talented, hard working people in your community. Spur Resources has the following positions available:

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SEASONAL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & LABORERS PAINTEARTH MINE JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC

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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: shielm@futureag.ca Mailing Address: Box 489 Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5G1

Clearview Public Schools

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Clearview Public Schools is requesting applications from members of the public to fill two (2) positions on the school division’s Audit Committee as public members.

Valid Driver’s License Required (Class 1Q Endorsement preferred).

The Division’s Audit Committee is comprised of two elected school trustees and two public members. The Committee will be responsible for recommending external auditors to the Board, reviewing the annual financial statements and reporting to the Board, and ensuring appropriate internal controls exist and are maintained.

Experience in operating various heavy equipment, the ability to work without supervision, and be mechanically inclined.

Under the new Education Act, the school board is responsible to have at least one member of the business community and one member of the adult learning community.

For more information contact Wayne Maclean - 780-753-0726 (Cell) or 780-753-2168 (Office) Irvin Bethge – 780-209-1508 Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume with a current driver’s abstract to:

Qualifications for the public members are: 1. member of either the business or adult learning community; 2. ideally have financial experience and/or a professional accounting designation; 3. independent to the school division; and 4. have no financial or personal interests with the Clearview Public Schools’ audit firm Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson Chartered Accountants

M.D. of Provost No. 52 4504 – 53rd Avenue Box 300 Provost, Alberta T0B 3S0

Closing date: March 16, 2014

These positions will be left open until suitable candidates are found.

Please e-mail or fax your resume and cover letter to Human Resources: E-mail: careers.PEMSHM@sherrittcoal.com Fax: 403.884.3001

This position falls under the collective agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 955.

We thank all candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We would kindly appreciate no phone calls.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted.

Public members will be compensated for their time on the Audit Committee. If you are interested in serving on the Audit Committee please submit a letter of interest, which includes a brief summary of your work experience and qualifications, to: Mr. Peter Neale Associate Superintendent, Business and Finance Email: pneale@clearview.ab.ca (An E-mail reply will be provided)

Deadline for applications to be received is before or on March 17, 2014. For further information please call (403) 742-3331.


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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. CASTOR Community Enhancement Society will be hosting their Annual Meeting Wednesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. at Today’s Sweet in Castor. For those who buy a membership at the meeting, we’d like to treat you to the Today’s Sweet beverage of your choice. Everyone is welcome.

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CONSORT Gun and Hobby Show, 39th Annual, April 12 and 13 at Consort Sportex, Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 10-3:30, Consort, Ab. Saturday: Country music from 2:30-5:30, Supper and Dance to follow. Sunday: open Gospel music 10:30 a.m.-noon, more music noon-3:30 p.m. Shop, food, and music under one roof. Over 250 display and trade tables. Nonrestricted and restricted firearms testing available and boating exams. Something of interest for everyone! Adults $5, Youth $3. 403-577-3818. Sponsored by Consort Lions Club.

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OUR LADY of Grace Catholic Church invites you to a roast been supper @ Castor Community Hall Sun. March 30; 4 - 7 p.m. Cost $12 adults; $8 kids; Under 5 is free. Everyone welcome.

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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 wmaclean@mdprovost.ca

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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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