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New trustees for Prairie Land regional schools The Prairie Land Regional Division #25 trustees met for the Board annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, November 5. Trustees were sworn in by Wendy Barr, Commissioner of Oaths. Trustees were appointed to the following positions for the upcoming school year: E. Brinkman was elected Board Chair, and M. Tkach Vice-chair. Support Staff/Driver Negotiating Committee – E. Brinkman, B. Davis and D. Hansen Term of Conditions of Employment – E. Brinkman, L. Cawiezel and D. Hansen Discipline Committee – L. Cawiezel, J. Hill and A. Warwick Scholarship Committee – L. Cawiezel, H. Smith and A. Warwick Executive Committee – E. Brinkman, M. Tkach and A. Warwick Support Staff Liaison Committee – B. Davis and H. Smith ATA Negotiating Committee – E. Brinkman, M. Tkach and A. Warwick Board-ATA Liaison Committee – J. Hill and H. Smith Alberta School Boards Association Zone 5 representative – A. Warwick/ M. Tkach Public School Boards Association of Alberta representative – B. Davis/ M. Tkach Starland County Family and Community Support Services representative – E Brinkman/ L. Cawiezel.

Regular meeting Coronation School hosted their Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, November 7. The ceremony commenced with members of the Castor Air Cadets #572 and RCMP marching toward the stage. Flight Sgt. Jordan Stonehouse (off camera) read commands as Corporal Daniel Mears and AC Breanne Mears carried flags, and Corporal Jeff Smith marched onward. ECA Review/K. Davis

INDEX Clearview Schools...........................2 Town of Stettler ...............................3 Town of Forestburg.........................5 Obituaries..........................................7 Wheel of a Deal ..........................8 - 9 Classifieds/Careers.................11 - 13 Sudoko ..............................................13 Hughenden School news ............ 14 County of Paintearth ................... 14 Alliance news ................................. 14 4-H reports...................................... 15 Real Estate/Homes ................14 - 15 Sports ............................................... 16

Three proposed 2014-2015 PLRD division calendars will be circulated to staff and parents for review and discussion. The calendars attempt to address feedback from staff,

students, parents and communities over the past years as the Board has endeavoured to structure a calendar that provides adequate learning time for students and time for teacher professional development. Communities and staff have expressed support of November and February breaks. Draft one starts students after the long weekend, as parents and communities have made it clear that an early start prior to the long weekend is not acceptable. As per draft two, many staff would prefer an early start for students and then spread the August PD days throughout the year. Staff felt that the early PD start was not as effective as having some professional development opportunities throughout the year. Draft three shows the start after the long weekend for students with additional professional development for teachers being placed in the November break for students. This calendar preserves student instructional time, preserves teacher professional development time and allows for a later start in September after the long weekend.

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Clearview Schools facing decisions on $1.09 million deficit Brenda Schimke News Journalist “Net reserves will continue to go down until the School Board somehow contains costs or increases revenues,” said Associate Superintendent Peter Neale as the new board launched into their 2013-14 Fall Budget discussions. At the Clearview Board Meeting held on November 7, 2013 trustees were faced with decisions on how to handle the current year deficit of $1.09 million.

Transportation “Even if we make it work this year, it does mean that we will likely have to look at bussing service levels next year,” said Neale. The transportation budget has a structural deficit. As costs have increased, government grants for transportation have decreased or been eliminated. To help cover a $441,000 projected deficit Administration recommends moving the entire amount of the Equity of Opportunity grant ($300,000) into Transportation. Prior to the grant cutbacks, Clearview was able to operate its transportation budget in a surplus position. It was generally agreed that a major review of bus routes needs to be undertaken as nobody wants education dollars going into transportation. A Steering Committee of stakeholders, chaired by the Associate Superintendent Neale, will be brought together to facilitate work on bus routes. The best way to achieve cost savings would be an agreement with East Central Catholic School Board to share bussing. Although Clearview School District has been actively seeking this option for some years, the Catholic School Board has been reluctant to sign on. Other cost saving opportunities could include finding efficiencies through restructuring routes; stop providing yard service pickup (which is unfunded); reimburse parents from remote areas who are willing to transfer their children to pickup points; reduce routes and increase ride times (least preferred option); stop servicing some areas twice-- a bus for high school students to transfer points and another bus transporting elementary students to local schools.

positions. With 21 new students (12 per cent increase), it is now projected Coronation School will completely eliminate its $96,217 deficit in one year and even after losing its Small School-by-Necessity Grant ($18,000), it is projected to end up with a surplus at the end of the 2013/14 school year. With the current pilot project underway and the administration of the Stettler Elementary (SES) and the Stettler Middle Schools (SMS) combined, it was agreed that the SES surplus of $94,327 and SMS deficit of $109,800 would be treated as one fund. The net deficit of $15,473 would be covered off by Unrestricted Reserves. The Stettler Outreach School’s combined deficit for 2012/13 and projected deficit for 2013/14 is $248,755. The Board agreed that because of the pilot project currently underway, the total deficit amount should be covered off from Unrestricted Reserves. Because of the nature of its delivery, enrollment is hard to predict and fluctuates a lot. Outreach Schools provide a valuable service to those students who learn best outside the traditional model and they do make a difference for a lot of kids. Outreach schools are provincially mandated and one of its pillars is they cannot be housed on school property. The government provides a $70,000 grant to offset the extra costs associated with renting and operating a separate facility. The Outreach School in Stettler has a separate principal and operating budget. The Outreach Schools in Coronation and Castor operate off-campus, but the budgets are managed by the respective school principals.

Staffing Clearview School Division is down 9.3 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff from last year. This includes the reduction of 7.5 FTE teachers, 0.5 administration, and 1.3 support staff.

Next meeting The 2013-14 Fall Budget will be brought forward on November 28, 2013 for final approval. The meeting is open to the public.

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Town of Stetter approves modest business license fee increase Brenda Schimke News Journalist

Business license fees see modest increase “I think we take a risk when we don’t address fees for years and finally we have to make major increases,” said Mayor Richards when discussing Business license fees at the Town of Stettler’s regular meeting on November 5, 2013. The last amendment to the Business license By-law 1807-99 was 14 years ago when fees were reduced for ‘non-residents’ from $350 to $325 and for ‘residents’ from $150 to $125. A resident is anyone who resides in the Town of Stettler or the County of Stettler. A motion was unanimously passed to increase the resident Business license fee by $25 to $150 and leave non-resident fees unchanged. These fees support the valuable work of the Board of Trade. As of October 31, 2013 there were 469 active resident licenses (commercial and home occupation) and 57 non-resident licenses.

and then big oil pack up and leave behind contaminated properties for Stettler residents to deal with,” said a frustrated Councillor Bachman. Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) pass legislation and do awareness programs for industry, but they only do enforcement on sites that have human health issues. Nor does ESRD restrict the sale or development of contaminated property, leaving municipalities to deal with vacant or underutilized properties. “Alberta Environment doesn’t have any power,” said Councillor Campbell. “Oil companies have taken thousands of dollars out of the community but we’re flogging a dead horse, they’re not bringing it (the money) back.” Each year the Town of Stettler attempts to address two sites for remediation. This year council passed a motion to focus on one site at the south-west corner of Highway 12 and 61 Street, and the abandoned lot beside Kentucky Fried Chicken at the corner of Highways 12 and 56.

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First reading was given to an application by ENR Distribution to rezone lots located at 4611 – 51A Avenue and 5106 – 46 Street from C2 (Highway Commerical) to I (Industrial). ENR wants to expand its fertilizer distribution operations adjacent to highway 56. ENR and Shell Canada worked in conjunction to remediate this site from previous contamination. The public will now have time to respond to this application prior to second reading.

The County of Stettler is currently flushing and preparing the water distribution line to Big Valley. “They will use a good amount of water and will significantly help with the per litre water rates next year,” said Switensky. A water line to Donalda is also underway. Each time a new community signs up to receive water from the Stettler Water Treatment Plan, all users see a per litre cost reduction.

License exemption In a split decision, a motion was passed to give a Business License exemption to the current Alberta Health Servicescontracted hairstylist at Heritage House, but any new contractors would be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. The rationale for this exemption was this service is only provided to long-term care residents and typically at less than market retail rates. In contrast, Points West Living rent space within their facility for a hairstylist to operate their own business, determine their own rates and have clients from outside the facility. Councillors Bachman and Brown voted against the motion. Mayor Richards declared a conflict of interest and left the meeting during the discussion and vote.

Brownfield sites In 2012, the Town of Stettler identified 15 Brownfield and contaminated sites. Since then, four sites have received remediation clearance. Brownfield sites are abandoned, vacant, derelict or underutilized property that are perceived to be or are contaminated; whereas a contaminated site is in use. “We give business tax incentives

Red rink One bid was received to replace the heat recovery air exchange units on the red and blue rinks. The bid came in much higher than anticipated so only the nonfunctioning red rink unit will be replaced. Keith’s Refrigeration Ltd. quote of $63,150 plus tax was accepted and funds will be taken out of reserves.

Natural gas CAO, Greg Switensky advised that a 5-year natural gas contract has been entered into with Access Gas. “Markets were cruel to us five years ago,” said Switensky. “Our rate was $8.33 gigajules, but will now be only $3.60 gigajules.”

Fifty per cent of the contract is purchased on the spot market because our consultant, Energy Associates International who negotiates on our behalf, believes gas prices will continue to weaken. Prices can be locked in at any time. It is anticipated the cost savings to the Town will be $80,000 a year. The consultant’s fee is between $7,000 and $8,000 a year.

Water treatment plant Over the last 18 months the chlorine feed systems at the water treatment plant have had too many issues to list, reported Gates Bilodeau in his monthly report to Council. Due to lack of supplier assistance, Town staff have had to do the repairs. After months of experiencing these issues and trying different things, Bilodeau believes they have found the problematic component.

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OPINION Murky waters of party politics Katie Davis

to critically think about their own party - in fact, this is how parties evolve to become better. It’s when a party and their supporters stop criThe political sphere is a tricky, tiquing their own flaws, parties get multi-layered beast. too dense with power and tend to In light of many a scandal popping up within the barracks of each promi- corrupt. Whether one likes to admit it or not, nent political party there has been politics is not a two, three or four much discussion, both within the party issue. Though attempts to pear media and throughout the general down the discourse around politics is population, about the ethics and nature of the Canadian political land- often wrought with polarizing rhetscape. Much rumblings on the sad and oric, one thing remains clear: whether Liberal or Conservative, NDP or sorry state of a few handfuls of our Wildrose, there are major problems political leaders and civil servants could easily permeate daily discussion occurring in all arenas of government, period. A government structure around the state of Canadian affairs. that allows corrupt politicians to sit in Sadly much of the foundations of jail on charges of corruption while coldiscussion tend to rotate around the nucleus of one’s political affiliation, as lecting benefits; a politician to make a huge ethical and financial error and the internet, mass media and social quietly leave without reprimand and a networking allow for one to sit quite blubbering liar to continue to embarcomfortably amongst only their own rass his views. But constituents (to cite depending on what side of the When a party and their but a few examples) strikes me as a political line one problem with the is on, the way supporters stop critiquing structure of govscandal is ernment, not any their own flaws, parties get viewed becomes one party. very subjective. too dense with power and Despite all the For a negatives, conConservativetend to corrupt. structive thinking minded proves that much individual comcan - and should menting on the be done to remedy expense scandal, Rob Ford or robocalls, these instances these ills within our government. are merely political cannon fodder for Perhaps at issue is the way potential political candidates, be they senator or Liberals to distract from real issues, administration, are scrutinized prior negate the good work the to entering the political arena. Conservative government has done Perhaps more civic involvement and push an agenda toward more should be encouraged in the decision socialist government platforms. For making of party politics. Perhaps, ultiLiberals, these circumstances are of mately, it is the structure of the immense magnitude; indicative of a government in general that needs majority government with too much scrutinizing moreso than any one power, backhanded political tactics political party. that pay no heed to the voting public Our government, in it’s most recent and a crumbling authority structure manifestation, has only been evolving within the party. A twist shows how the alternate can for a few hundred years. To put things in a bit of perspective, Sir John A. be true: for Liberals viewing the Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Quebec Sponsorship scandal, ethnic Minister, was elected in 1867 - merely vote scandal in B.C. and the gas plant 146 years ago. cancellation, for example, they might To think that this governmental consider these issues to be indicative institution is at the apex of it’s funcof a few bad apples within a relatively tionality after such a short period of solid party composition. time would be folly; like our country, Conservatives viewing these issues our government should be always may see them as symptomatic of a evolving to become better, safer and prevalent virus within the party healthier for Canadians. structure. Our government is going through It is easy to see how one can become tumultuous changes and in order to so embroiled in political affinity that navigate these effectively, members of an objective stance ceases to be posgovernment must step outside of their sible, and this is where politics gets own biases and look at the morality of dangerous. When one is willing to how the country is being run. So, too, overlook the negatives within their must we all look at these issues not own party solely due to their identififrom our party line, but from a human cation with the brand of that party, they are no longer looking at facts and ethics, to see if we can’t find commonalities within - and despite ethics clearly. It’s not a detriment to - corruption. one’s political associations to be able

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Corruption in Stettler County by Derek Fildebrandt, Alberta Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation When governments use taxpayers’ money to explicitly campaign for a candidate running for political office, it’s fair to call it corrupt and undemocratic. According to documents provided to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, that is just what happened in at least one municipality during the last provincial election. The documents reveal how at least one senior, taxpayer-paid, municipal employee in the County of Stettler used government time and resources to campaign for the reelection of now former MLA Jack Hayden. In 106 pages of email exchanges, senior municipal employees received, and may have forwarded, nearly daily campaign updates from the PC Party campaign war room to their fellow municipal employees. It’s clear these campaign emails ended up in County inboxes and that at least one senior staff member was working on the PC campaign. One email exchange shows the County of Stettler Director of Communications, Shawna Benson, sharing a campaign Facebook page for PC candidate Jack Hayden that she had built. “Our Facebook Page is now up and running…with an event for the Premier’s visit on Thursday going live shortly. Please .. go to the Facebook page if you have an account….And “like” it…!” This email was sent from her County email address at 10:45 AM on a Tuesday. In preparation for voting day, some County staff received this reminder: “The following bulletin includes some links on the PC Senate Candidates, and you might want to review this before the vote tomorrow. Let’s all focus on getting Jack Hayden supporters out to the polls.” From what we already know, it’s fair to ask if these employees were planning on “getting Jack Hayden supporters out to the polls” on government time. The County of Stettler didn’t just fund partisan campaigns with taxpayers’ money indirectly through the use of government employee’s time, but also directly with donations to the Progressive Conservative Party. Between 2008 and 2010, the municipality forked over an average of $2,600 a year to the PC Party. The practice was discontinued soon after. It would seem that in lieu of direct cash payments from the county, in-kind taxpayer “donations” would be made in the form of employee time and resources. There needs to be consequences for this. To begin with, all County of Stettler employees who used taxpayer-funded,

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County resources or did campaign-related work on taxpayers’ dime should lose their jobs. Elections Alberta also needs to investigate. Some employees were brazen in their willingness to openly campaign using taxpayers’ money, and showed no shame or moral compunction about it. With the names and email addresses of so many others blacked out, it would not be surprising if other County employees turned out to have been campaigning while on the clock as well. Only a thorough investigation by authorities with the power to obtain the required information can ascertain just how extensive this practice was in Stettler. Jack Hayden used to be a councillor and reeve for Stettler between 1998 and 2007. He was also the municipal affairs minister between 2008 and 2011. It’s no surprise that his friends at the municipality wanted to help him get re-elected. But they should have known better than to use County resources. Jack Hayden was copied on 17 of these campaign emails between April 3rd and April 21st, 2012 – almost one a day. Presumably, he knew that at least one County employee was campaigning on taxpayers’ time. Did he make any attempt to stop the practice? Elections Alberta has identified 44 municipalities and other government institutions that made “donations” to political parties in recent years, like Stettler. It’s fair to ask how many of these municipalities – like Stettler – “donated” staff time and resources to campaigns as well. Funneling taxpayers’ money into partisan campaigns is not just wasteful and unethical, it undermines the integrity of our democratic institutions. Only an investigation and a few public examples of the consequences can clear the air. Let’s call a spade a spade. This is corruption.

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In the article posted Thursday, November 7 entitled “Remembrance day a time to learn and share for veterans,” the ECA Review would like to make the following corrections: The article indicated that Jack Machell was president of the Legion for 15 years; however he was only president for three years, from 1985 - 1988. Also, in addition to being a Legion member, Dianne Lance is also the Legion president.

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Forestburg Town Council discusses 2014 budget Logan Taylor News Reporter Forestburg Town Council met November 6, 2013 primarily to discuss the 2014 budget, utility costs. “We are anticipating the budget not to be significantly more for 2014,� Said CAO Debra Moffat. Council’s motions were mostly to keep the budget similar to last years with no substantial changes. Citizens of Forestburg can expect their utility bills to rise roughly five dollars due to rising water costs. Final decision on this matter is at the end of the month. Garbage requisition rates dropped $7 and gas increased by the same amount. Councillor Danya Oberg was not opposed to dropping the garbage rates but believes they should remain close to what they are now. “Recycling is the way of the future and Forestburg is by far the best recycler in the county. The extra money put into garbage requisition is worth it in the long run as it helps us update our recycling systems,� said Oberg. The increase in water is unavoidable, as the cost of the water has increased for the town itself. “We are not in the business to make money but we should break even on our utilities and charge what they cost,� said councilor Hagell.

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With still no plans or updates from the current town engineer council moved to give him two weeks to appear before council and produce the plans he has claimed to have had completed for two years, or forfeit his position as engineer of the new water treatment plant. There were mixed feelings on this motion, as the current engineer has been with the town for many years and knows it well. Councilor Danya Oberg voiced his opinion that it was time to do something. “Think of it as if it was you. If your accountant hadn’t shown you your financial records in two years, after frequent requests, you’d be getting a new accountant. He has been an important asset to the town, but it is unprofessional of him to withhold information this way,� Oberg said. “Especially when it puts us in danger of losing our grant on the project.� Moffat agreed. “I have contacted the grant provider and informed them of the situation, although they are growing quite frustrated with the engineer, we will not be in any great danger of losing our grant. However the more time we waste, the longer it will take to get a new plant up and running.�

Community group funding Council also moved to provide funding to several community groups as they worked through what they wanted on the budget. The groups approved were the Battle River Watershed Alliance, Forestburg Community Hall, Communities in Bloom, Forestburg Arena Association and the Forestburg Municipal Library Board. “It is nearly impossible to acquire

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funding for library programs in any way shape or form from the County of Flagstaff,� said Moffat. “Therefore it falls to us to provide the majority of the funding for our local libraries.�

Snow removal Concerns of snow removal from the weekend blizzard were discussed. Council passed a motion to add Community buildings, such as churches, schools and halls, to be added to the priority list for snow removal as number four. Also there was mention that more public works employees are finally being trained to properly use the snow plow. “While I admit that last storm the response could’ve been faster, it was by no means an emergency situation,� Moffat said.

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When grandchildren came you could not find a happier man Arthur Vivian “Bill” Eggins September 5, 1958 – November 7, 2013 Mr. Arthur Vivian “Bill” Eggins of Coronation, Alberta passed away lovingly surrounded by his family following a brief battle with cancer on November 7, 2013. Bill was only 55 years old. Bill was born on September 5, 1958 to Arthur and Gladys Eggins in Olds, Alberta. He was a very hardworking man and you could be sure that

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everything he did was completed as only a perfectionist could. Bill very much loved his family and when the grandchildren came you could not find a happier man. He could often be found going through a few of his collections of coins, records or the many clocks he had, singing all the while as he always said he “should have been a singer!” Bill will be sadly missed by his family and friends who loved him so much. Bill is survived by his wife Betty

Lou of Coronation, their children Arthur (Megan) Eggins of Medicine Hat, Jessica (Eric) Weston of Grande Prairie and Joseph (Ashley) Eggins also of Medicine Hat, two cherished grandchildren Callie and Aaden, sisters Tanya (Don) Atkinson of Sundre, Wanda (Dennis) Weber of Didsbury and Gail (Rob) Speilman of Airdrie, brothers Philip (Bev) Eggins of Botha and David (Sue) Eggins of Craigmyle. Bill also leaves to cherish his memory many nieces, nephews, other relatives and so many very dear friends. A funeral service to celebrate Bill’s life

will be held at the Coronation Evangelical Free Church on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 1 pm with Pastor Terry Belcourt officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Bill, memorial contributions may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance in care of Coronation Funeral Home P.O. Box 358 Coronation, Alberta TOC 1CO, who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.578.2928. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting www.brennenfuneralhome.com and clicking on Bill’s obituary.

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Very proud of her seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren Rodina Isabel Storch (nee McRae) Born: June 12, 1916 Federal, Alberta Died: November 8, 2013, Hanna, Alberta Rodina was born in Federal, Alberta to Murdo and Margaret McRae, the fourth of seven McRae children. She passed away peacefully at her home in the Hanna Extended Care Centre at the age of 97 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Albert (1998), father Murdo (1962), mother Margaret (1973), brothers Alastair (1995), Andrew (1998), Kenneth (2007) and Sister Margaret (2001). She is survived by and will be dearly missed by her three sons Kenneth (Lynda) of Hanna, (Allen and Leona, NormaJean & Kevin, Dale and Janice) Terry (Rita) of High River, (Janice, Monica) and Norman

(Leona) of Hanna, (Jason and Andrea, Teresa and Charlie), and their families. Rodina was very proud of her seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and remembered by numerous nephews and nieces. She also is fondly remembered by her older sister Florence of Hanna and younger brother Norman of Moraga, California. Rodina was raised with her six brothers and sisters on the McRae farm at Federal and attended a one-room school in the district. She took her high school in Coronation and went on to Camrose Normal School for teacher training. Her first school was a one-room school, Poplar Site near Hughenden, Alberta. After several other rural postings Rodina taught Grade 2 at Castor

Elementary for seven years. She met her future husband, Albert, while staying with her older sister in the teacherage at Buchan near the current Storch farm. Albert and Rodina were married in the Hanna Lutheran Church Manse on November 2, 1941. They lived on the Storch farm until retiring into Hanna in 1992. Rodina was active in the Garden Plain community and the Hanna Ag Society. She loved a good card game with neighbours, cribbage being a favourite. She always had a big, productive garden and was proud of her glorious flower beds. Church life was important to Albert and Rodina. They were active members of St. John Lutheran in Castor and since moving into

Hanna, members of Redeemer Lutheran.

Card of Thanks The Storch Family is grateful for the caring and compassionate care given to Rodina by the dedicated staff of the Hanna Extended Care Centre. Interment in the Storch Family plot in the Hanna Cemetery has taken place. A private, family gathering of remembrance will be held later. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be made in memory of Rodina to the Canadian Red Cross or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Castor resident wins community service award Katie Davis News Reporter Castor resident Alden Fuller was honoured on October 27, 2013 for his community efforts when he won the Energize community award from the Alberta Sport, Recreation and Parks association. Fuller was nominated in a letter sent by the Castor Recreation Board, which outlined his service to the local community since the 1970’s, including participating on various boards and volunteering his time for many recreation endeavours. Fuller says the award came as a pleasant surprise. “I knew the rec board had put something in but I didn’t know what,” says Fuller. “I got a letter saying I’d won this award and was very surprised. I’m humbled by all the people that thought I deserved it.” Always interested and

involved in sports, Fuller was an active participant as coach of his son’s ball and hockey teams, and later coached men’s baseball. He was instrumental in the building of the new Curling Rink and Golf Course in Castor, was always willing to lend out his machinery to help with ball diamond and course greens maintenance. He’s been on the Recreation board for many years and is a past president of the board. Fuller says the award ceremony was a unique and enjoyable night. “It was really great, they piped us in with bagpipes,” says Fuller, “we were all assigned a person to take us in. Mine was Greg Krischke, Mayor of Leduc.” He says the evening was a humbling experience for him. “It was a big banquet and a great night,” says Fuller.

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Interest Free: 24 Mo. On Qualifying Combines See www.trochumotors.com for full selection of used equipment 4702 Victoria Avenue, Coronation, AB

TOLL FREE 1-888-641-4508 www.desertsales.ca TRAILER SALES, LEASING & RENTALS

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OFFERING THE TOP NAMES IN ALL ALUMINUM TRAILERS

Our Business “Revolves” Around Livestock Calvin & Judy Bishell Desert Sales Inc. carries an extensive assortment of trailers from cargo, uƟlity and flatdeck trailers, as well as stock, horse and living quarter trailers! Come visit us in Bassano and we can help you find what you need or custom build what you want

•Over 100 Trailers In Stock To Choose From•

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Eastland Auvigne Trucking Transport Ltd. Custom

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Vers 2375, 150 hr .......................................$165,000 Case STX 530, PS, PTO, 6700 hr.................$158,000 Case STX 375, 14’, 6 way, 3750 hr, P/S, O/haul .................................................$148,000 Vers 9682, ‘98, P/S, 4100 hr ....................... $110,000

Used Qualifying Combine 24 mo INTEREST FREE 2 x GL R76, ‘09 ...................................................... $210,000 GL 72, ‘97 .................................................Many to choose from GL 72, ‘94, 2200 sep. hr ............................................ $60,500 GL R62, ‘94, 1907 sep hr ........................................... $35,200 14 - MF 9895, 250 - 1000 hr .................................. Coming In MF 9795, 441 sep hr .............................................. $247,500 TRACTORS - 2WD 3 - MF 9790’s, .................................... $137,500 - $159,500 MF 6180, 4650 hr, Idr/ grap ...........................$45,000 MF 8780XP, 1525 sep hr ........................................... $99,000 MF 8120,Idr/grap ........................................... $44,900 MF 8780, ‘97, 2250 sep hr......................................... $59,000 See website for large selection of MF 8570, 2122 hr ..................................................... $33,000 Various sizes of Lawn & Garden Equipment Headers & Adapters In Stock 12 mo. INTEREST FREE

MF 9145, 14’ hdrs .................................................. $24,900 Case 625 auger hdr, 14’.......................................$14,900 MANY 2012 MF 2856A baler, twine wrap ................................ $39,900 MF WR9740, MF 9435, MF 2756A baler, mesh wrap .................................$33,900 Hesston 4750, square, ‘94........................................OFFERS MF 9430 ALL SIZES MF 220, ‘97, 1509 hr, 26’ ...............................$42,000 MF 220,14’ & 16’, auger ...........................................$14,900 MF 200, 22’, 2800 hr .................................... $22,900 SPRAYERS CI 722, 22’ .....................................................$14,000 JD 4830, ‘13, 100 hr ............................................$290,000 Hesston 1200, P/T, 21 ‘ & 25’, PU reel ......... $12,000 S/coupe 7660, ‘13, 0 hr ....................................... $195,000 JD 590, P/T, 30’, PU reel ................................. $12,000 S/coupe 7660, 470 hr..........................................$160,000 MacDon 3000 (Black), P/T, 21’, PU reel. .....$9,000 S/coupe 7650, 1290 hr ........................................ $135,000 CIH 730, P/T, Batt reel ......................................$7,000 Brandt QF 2500, 100’ .......................................... $15,000 MF WR9760, ‘12, 1130 hr, 30’ DS ..............$148,500 Brandt HC Quickfold, 100’ ..................................$11,500 MF 9635, ‘10, 300 hr, 36’ CD ....................... $121,000 3x F/Coil 65, 100’ ....................................... From $10,000 MF 9435, ‘11, 397 hr, 30’ ............................$102,300 SEEDING MF 9435, ‘10, 240 hr, 30’ DS .......................$108,900 Ezee-On 2210, TBH, 37’, dbl shoot ............... $29,500

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SALES CONSULTANTS - Ken Lawrence 403-318-2396 & Wayne Stankievech 403-443-8292


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Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery . . . is picking up scrap again! • farm machinery • vehicles • Industrial

Edgerton & District Seed Cleaning Co-op Ltd.

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FARM TAX SEMINAR Join us for an evening of information on: • Tax planning for farm proprietors • Incorporation for your farming operation • Farm partnerships • Succession planning • Estate planning

Consort Sportex on Tues. November 26 7 p.m. Stettler Agriplex on Thurs., December 5 7 p.m. $20 admission per person or couple to be donated to the Consort Sportex and Stettler District 4-H Council

OFFERING: • 15 Charolais • 29 Black Angus • 24 Red Angus • 50 Red Angus Commercial Cows For a catalogue or more information contact Simon 403-664-2406 ext 109, or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online at www.buyagro.com

WAWEDASH FARMS COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE Canada’s 1st All Red Factor Charolais Dispersal Sale SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2013, 12 NOON Dryland Trading Corp, Veteran, AB

227 LOTS • 330 HEAD OF PUREBREDS

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WAWEDASH FARMS LTD. All Red Factor Charolais

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Wayne, Wendy, Dale Hislop • 306.968.2414 Brad & Shannon Kuzmiski • 403.664.2755

View the catalogue online at www.bylivestock.com


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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 p.m. on Mondays preceding publication. For Too Late To Classifieds ad must be received by 10 a.m. Tuesday. Ph. 578-4111. Mail to Box 70, Coronation, AB T0C 1C0.

REAL ESTATE QUARTER Section for Sale. SE 2-38-11-W4. This quarter has 1800 sq. ft. house, 1500 sq. ft. heated metal shop, barn with steel corrals, shelter belt, pasture, hay and oil revenue. Phone 1-888-881-1188 CUSTOM Log Homes and Log Specialties M&H Wood Specialties 1-888-991-5700 or email: sales@ mhwood.com; www. mhwood.com.

MOBILE HOMES SHOWHOME Spectacular! We want you to own a wonderful former showhome at a fantastic price. 1672 sq. ft., too many features to list! $169,000. Ready for immediate delivery; www.unitedhomescanada.com. 148 Eastlake Blvd., Airdrie. 1-800461-7632.

MISCELLANEOUS 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.

P-49 FASTEST ice/ snow melting compound. Sidewalks, driveways, etc. Melts ice 36 times faster than salt! 16 times faster than flake calcium chloride! Twice as fast as competitive chemical de-icers! Works for 36 hours. Garth 403888-5593; economicalproducts@telus.net.

Ribstone Creek Accounting Solutions

Lois Rodvang 403-578-3295

Certified QuickBooks Specialist

Specializing in monthly accounting for farms and small business BRAND NEW 26’ 5.5” X 25’ 4.5” Future Steel Buildings. Ready to be erected. Located in Central Ab. Great for farm or small acreage. Must sell, Garry 403485-2532. NFR Memorbelia, bronze event statues (Fred Fellows) and 24 kt. gold buckles. Phone Augie in Hanna @ 403-854-3646, 403857-9570. 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.

Remote Car Starters Sales & Installation Call for prices and option details

G.P.L. Tractor Service Gordon Long 403-575-3863 EVERY WATER Well on earth should have the patented “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. www.1-800bigiron.com. Phone 1-800-BIGIRON.

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AUTO PARTS WRECKING AutoTrucks. Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports. We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff. (Lloydminster). Reply 780-875-0270. NorthEast Recyclers truck up to 3 tons.

R.V.S FOR SALE: 1974 & up, 3 - 340 Olympic ski doos, overall condition, very good, $950 each obo; 1980 & up, 2 3500 Citation ski doos, overall condition, very little work required, $800 ea. firm. Phone Colin @ 780-754-3860, 780-754-2181. Leave message with name & phone number.

FARM MACHINERY FOR SALE: Three standing corral panels & wind breakers, bale feeders, calf sheds and feed bunkers. Call Leonard 780-806-3694.

FEED AND SEED 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 200 CHAROLAIS cross/Red Angus cross and Simmental cross bred heifers, bred Red Angus, approx. 1200 lbs. to be sold @ Stettler Auction Mart on Nov 22. For more info call Deral @ 403-8832401. HORSES for sale. Paints & also driving horses, 1000 lb. size. Many colors. Some riding horses. 403-7414722 or 403 742-3753.

TENDERS THE VALLEY ski hill is accepting bids for tender for leasing and operating the kitchen at the Valley ski hill for the 2013/2014 season. Deadline Nov. 15, 2013. Send inquiries to Dawn Dalueg by email: dawn@okseptic.com

CAPT. Ayre Lake Association is accepting tenders to rent the booth for the 2014 season, May - Sept. Fax note tender to 780753-6198 or mail to Box 1712, Provost, Ab. T0B 3S0. Closing date: Jan. 31/14.

HELP WANTED THE VALLEY Ski Club is accepting applications for seasonal workers at the ski hill for the 2013/2014 season. Positions include lift attendants, rental shop staffing, etc. Please send applications/resumes to Dawn Daleug @ dawn@ okseptic.com. Deadline is Nov. 15, 2013. THE MOOSE Cave is looking for part-time help. For more Info call 403-740-3487 or fax resume to 403-8822126. ENVIROEX Oilfield Rentals & Sales Ltd. is looking for two Class 1 drivers to join our team. We’re looking for an experience picker operator as well as a tractor driver. Oilfield experience is required as well as valid safety tickets and a clean driver’s abstract. We offer a great benefit package as well as a small company atmosphere. Please fax your resume to 403501-0387 or email it to: enviroex@telus.net. INTERIOR Heavy Equipment Operator School. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! iheschool.com. 1-866-399-3853. SALES Position Ace is looking for individuals interested in selling and managing vegetation control projects for our clients across western Canada Strong interpersonal skills, sense of humor, ability to communicate. Service is key to this position. Email your resume to acemail@ acevegetation.com, or fax to 780-955-9426. AN ALBERTA Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call 780-723-5051 Edson, Alberta.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Special Areas Board - Youngstown, AB

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC I SALARY: $67,014 to $72,476 per annum YOUNGSTOWN: The Special Areas Board requires two (2) permanent full-time Heavy Duty Mechanic I position’s to be filled in Youngstown, Alberta at the Special Areas Board’s modern 19 bay vehicle and equipment Service Centre. The Special Areas Board maintains a large municipal road construction and maintenance program with over 200 pieces of equipment. The Board operates a modernized fleet of equipment and is focused on predictive maintenance and minimizing downtime. Emphasis will be on analysis, repair, and maintenance (including CVIP) of gasoline and diesel engines, trucks, motor graders, crawler tractors, self-loading earth moving equipment, weed sprayers, fire engines, and other types of smaller equipment. The Special Areas does not do major component overhauls in-house (renewal & replacement only). QUALIFICATIONS: Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate, valid in the province of Alberta and several years related experience. Competition No.: 30117 and 30090

CLOSING DATE: November 22, 2013

WANTED Immediately: A self-motivated person with drivers license interested in electrical work. Call Blaine Martin @ 403-8540863 or email bmartin@netago.ca ALL ROUND Employee required for cooking, cleaning and serving customers in small town friendly hotel. Includes room and meals. Phone Marg 403-857-9134, Youngstown.

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LOCALLY-OWNED, well-established vacuum truck company looking for Class 1, 3, Vacuum and Gravel Truck Operators. Oilfield tickets an asset but not necessary. Incentive package available. Blue Cross after three months. Must be willing to relocate or work three weeks on and one week off. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-845-3903.

JOURNEYMAN Automotive Service Technician(s) in Hanna AB. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser. ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

HIGHWAY Maintenance Class 1 or 3 Operators. Fulltime and part-time positions available. Openings in several Alberta areas. Fax resume to Carillion Canada 780-449-0574 or email: mcroft@carillionalberta.ca. Positions to start Oct. 15, 2103. Please state what position and location you are interested in.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SPECIAL AREAS BOARD 6SHFLDO$UHDV%RDUG

LAND USE SUPERVISOR SALARY: $54,042 to $72,994 per annum

The Special Areas Board has a Permanent, Full-time position available with the Agricultural Service Board. This position will implement, promote and direct agriculture programs and services in Special Area No. 3. based out of Oyen. Reporting to the Special Area No.3 Administrator, duties will include but not be limited to: J Annual budgeting and administration J Range, lease and reclamation inspections J Identification and inspection of weeds and insects J Pesticide application J Managing soil and water conservation programs J Organize field tours and seminars J Coordination of equipment purchases, rentals and maintenance J Supervision of temporary staff J Collecting and recording field data in a responsible recordkeeping system J Ensure compliance of various Acts and Regulations J Participation and ensure compliance of the Special Areas Safety Program Excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft programs and public relations skills are essential. GIS experience would be a preferred asset. QUALIFICATIONS J Degree or diploma in agriculture or related field J Demonstrate good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills to work within a team environment and supervisory position J Experience with modern farming/ranching techniques or practical agriculture background J Excellent organizational and record keeping skills are essential. J Agricultural and Industrial Pesticide Applicators License (or ability to obtain) J Valid Alberta drivers license J Equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered COMPETITION NO.: 30040 CLOSING DATE: November 29, 2013 For more information call Darran Dick at (403) 664-3618 Please send resume quoting competition number to: Special Areas Board P.O. Box 820 Hanna AB T0J 1P0 Fax Number: (403) 854-5527 • SpecialAreasHR@gov.ab.ca • www.specialareas.ab.ca This is a designated safety sensitive position and mandatory drug testing may be conducted on all newly hired employees. We thank all applicants: however only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SPECIAL AREAS BOARD 6SHFLDO$UHDV%RDUG

LAND USE SUPERVISOR SALARY: $54,042 to $72,994 per annum

The Special Areas Board has a Permanent, Full-time position available with the Agricultural Service Board. This position will implement, promote and direct agriculture programs and services in Special Area No. 2. based out of Hanna. Reporting to the Special Area No.2 Administrator, duties will include but not be limited to: J Annual budgeting and administration J Range, lease and reclamation inspections J Identification and inspection of weeds and insects J Pesticide application J Managing soil and water conservation programs J Organize field tours and seminars J Coordination of equipment purchases, rentals and maintenance J Supervision of temporary staff J Collecting and recording field data in a responsible recordkeeping system J Ensure compliance of various Acts and Regulations J Participation and ensure compliance of the Special Areas Safety Program Excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft programs and public relations skills are essential. GIS experience would be a preferred asset. QUALIFICATIONS J Degree or diploma in agriculture or related field J Demonstrate good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills to work within a team environment and supervisory position J Experience with modern farming/ranching techniques or practical agriculture background J Excellent organizational and record keeping skills are essential. J Agricultural and Industrial Pesticide Applicators License (or ability to obtain) J Valid Alberta drivers license J Equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered COMPETITION NO.: 30023

CLOSING DATE: November 29, 2013

For more information call Trent Caskey at (403) 854-5623

Please send an application or resume quoting the competition number to: Human Resources, Special Areas Board, Box 820, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0 • Fax Number: (403) 854-5527 SpecialAreasHR@gov.ab.ca • www.specialareas.ab.ca

Please send resume quoting competition number to: Special Areas Board P.O. Box 820 Hanna AB T0J 1P0 Fax Number: (403) 854-5527 • SpecialAreasHR@gov.ab.ca • www.specialareas.ab.ca

For more information call Wayne Bosch at Phone Number (403) 779-3733 This is a designated safety sensitive position and mandatory drug testing may be conducted. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

This is a designated safety sensitive position and mandatory drug testing may be conducted on all newly hired employees. We thank all applicants: however only those invited for an interview will be contacted.


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HELP WANTED DIRECTOR OF Corporate Services. The Town of Nanton is seeking a Director of Corporate Services. Reporting to the CAO, the Director of Corporate Services is a key member of the Town of Nanton’s Executive Team, providing strategic leadership to the Corporation and working in the establishment of strategic direction and coordinated planning of departmental priorities and programs which align with corporate goals and objectives. The Director of Corporate Services oversees the financial operations of the Town and is responsible for all corporate services operations and leadership. For more information and to apply, please refer to www. nanton.ca.

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PRIME MOVER/ Mulcher Operators Ace Vegetation is hiring Mulcher, Hydro-Ax and Posi-Track operators. Class 1 license an asset. For details 780955-8980. Send resume to Ace at 2001 - 8 St. Nisku, AB T9E 7Z1; fax: 780-955-9426 or email: acemail@ acevegetation.com. ATTENTION Semi Operators! Are you looking to downsize? Haul RVs from USA to western Canada! 5 - 6 day round trip. Looking for 1 ton O/O. 1-800867-6233; www.roadexservices.com. CLEARWATER Oilfield Services, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta requires Class 1, 3 Vacuum Truck Drivers, Swampers. Local work. No day rating. Full benefits after six months. Fax 403844-9324.

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PERSONALS DATING Service. Longterm/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-3119640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). TRUE Psychics! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-3423036; Mobile: # 4486; http://www.truepsychics.ca.

COMING EVENTS BROWNFIELD Rec Centre Turkey Supper, Nov. 17, 2013, 5:00 6:30 pm. Adults $12.50, 7 - 12 yrs. - $8, 6 & under free. Everyone welcome! LOCAL Entertainer, Lynn Wolf, Christmas CD available @ House of Music & Grandview Convenience Store in Stettler.

CORONATION Community Christmas Craft Fair, Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013, 11 am to 6 pm. Coronation Community Center. Pics with Santa, concession available. SPONDIN Christmas Market & Garage Sale, Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 am - 3 pm. Spondin Community Centre. Marketing tables in main gym and garage sale tables in meeting room. Concession available, free coffee. Tables may be booked through Carrie Scoville at 403-578-2402. 23RD ANNUAL Red Deer Christmas Antique Show & Sale. Nov. 16 & 17. Sat. 10 6 & Sun. 10 - 5. Westerner Exposition Grounds. Over 450 sales tables. Canadiana furniture and collectible. Carswell’s 403-3431614.

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MIDWEST PROPANE

Is currently seeking

Is currently seeking

Truck Driver Gasfitter to operate in central Alberta.

to operate in central Alberta.

Class 3 Drivers license and all relevant Oilfield Safety Certificates required.

Class 3 Drivers license and all relevant Oilfield Safety Certificates required.

Please apply with resume to:

Please apply with resume to:

Midwest Propane

Midwest Propane

Rimbey, AB. Call: 403 843-8430, Fax: 403 843-8460 or by email to: ken@midwestpropane.ca

Rimbey, AB. Call: 403 843-8430, Fax: 403 843-8460 or by email to: ken@midwestpropane.ca

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Tankstore Ltd. Located at Halkirk, AB

Would like to peruse your resume. If you are an experienced Structural Welder who would like a new experience to broaden your skills you are just what we are looking for, we are looking for people with a: • Strong work ethic • Pride in the finished product TANKSTORE has been in business since 2001 and takes great pride in being a tank supplier for the Alberta Oil and Gas Industry. • Competitive wages • Benefits package • Great group of employees PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME:

codees@tankstore.ca

Super A /Pharmasave - Hanna we are currently seeking

A Full Time Cashier 35-40 hours per week with weekend rotation Drop off resume, addressed to Rhonda, at customer service. No phone calls please.

Harvest Operations Corp. is one of Canada’s largest energy companies offering exposure to upstream oil and natural gas production and downstream refining and marketing operations. We are focused on identifying opportunities to create and deliver value with an active acquisition program and a technical approach taken to maximize our assets. Harvest has an immediate opening for a full time Field and Battery Operator in the Bellshill Consolidated area. Reporting to the Area Foreman, the successful candidate will reside within 45 minutes of the job site which is located 3.2 km’s south of highway 608 on Range Road 123.

Responsibilities: • Ensure safe and efficient operation of all well and facility equipment • Daily facility and well monitoring • Daily input and balancing of data into PVR • Optimize daily well production and monitor fluid levels • Troubleshoot operational issues and assist in resolutions • Perform routine maintenance and minor repairs of equipment • Demonstrate awareness and commitment to safety and regulatory compliance

Qualifications: • Grade 12 or equivalent • Valid driver’s license • Post Secondary education with trade certification in instrumentation / electrical or mechanical applications would be an asset • Minimum of 3 years of operating experience with dehydration equipment, compression, plungers and artificial lift systems, and a good understanding of process would be an asset • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic • Positive team player • Aware and conscientious of safety regulations • Intermediate computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Excel/Word Knowledge of SCADA based control systems and PVR would be an asset • Required to maintain all safety and regulatory courses Harvest Operations Corp. provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including short-term and long-term incentive plans. We are committed to providing ongoing professional development and opportunities for career advancement. Please visit Harvest’s website at www.harvestenergy.ca to learn more about our company. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Harvest Operations Corp. Email: careers@harvestenergy.ca Fax: 403-263-9150 2100, 330 - 5th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P OL4 Resumes will be accepted until November 15Ih,2013. We sincerely thank those who apply, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

OPERATOR – Coronation, AB Tervita is a North American leader in environmental and energy services. We are currently recruiting for a Facility Operator for our Coronation Facility. We’re seeking self-motivated individuals with attention 13112TT3 to detail who are able to function in a team environment. As an Operator you are responsible for plant flow and operating in a safe manner. You will also have excellent customer service skills as you will be interacting with customers, truck drivers and other Tervita departments. To qualify, you must have a strong mechanical background and a valid driver’s license. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to become part of our team. We offer steady work, competitive wages and benefits upon hire. For more information, and to apply online please visit our website at: www.tervita.com/careers

Full Time Bus Driver Delia Area Competition #PLRD-289 Applications are invited for a full time school bus operator in the Delia area to commence immediately. This position will support the division in providing safe and efficient transportation of students. Applicants must hold a valid Class 2 drivers license. Preference will be given to applicants who have acquired first aid certification and “S” Endorsement training, however, training is provided if required. Previous experience would be an asset. Please submit cover letter and resume 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.

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MAINTENANCE PERSON II (PLUMBER) Buffalo Trail Public Schools is currently accepting applications for a journeyman certified plumber-gas fitter. The successful candidate must have a broad knowledge base of the plumbing and heating fields, and be able to work efficiently and effectively as part of a maintenance team. Experience in building maintenance, direct digital energy management systems, heating plant maintenance, and sheet metal installation would be an asset. A competitive salary structure as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension package are offered.. NOTE: SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK. Please submit resumes and references in writing via fax or email by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 29th, 2013 to the address below. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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FUTURE AG INC. owns and operates 5 branches throughout Central Alberta selling and servicing CASE IH Construction and CASE IH Agriculture equipment. We are currently looking for

Agricultural Technicians and/or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with Ag experience for our STETTLER LOCATION. This is a fast-paced environment and ideal candidate would be able to work with minimal supervision, have the ability to take initiative and consistently demonstrate exceptional customer service. FUTURE AG INC. “People You Can Count On”, is offering the opportunity to grow in your career with a thriving company. We offer an exemplary benefits package, hourly salary starting at $29.00, annual work boot reimbursement, RRSP plan, sick days, monthly bonus and continuous professional training in a positive friendly environment. If you have a great attitude and integrity, FUTURE AG is offering you an exciting career opportunity. To apply, forward your resume to: Future Ag Inc. Attn: Markus Box 1510, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Fax 403-742-5626 • hr@futureag.ca

Flagstaff County invites applications for the full time temporary position of Assistant Agricultural Fieldman in Sedgewick, Alberta with employment to commence in the January 2, 2014. As the Assistant Agricultural Fieldman, the ideal candidate will possess: • Minimum of a post-secondary diploma in agricultural/ environmental related discipline. • Knowledge, skills and experience in the field of Agriculture • Pesticide Applicators Certificate (Agricultural/Industrial). • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. • Excellent leadership and an effective level of skill in both verbal and written communication • Proficient with computer applications For more information on this position, please check our website at www.flagstaff.ab.ca. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. We thank all interested applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are interested in being part of our wonderful rural community submit resume to: Andre Bonneau, Agricultural Fieldman Flagstaff County P.O. Box 358 Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0 Phone 780-384-4138 Email: abonneau@flagstaff.ab.ca

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Leadership conferences teach students how to become leaderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in our community by Susan Campbell The Hughenden Ag Society has presented the Junior and Senior High Leadership group of Hughenden Public School with $2500 to go towards their leadership conference expenses. The Junior High leadership conference is November 8 and 9 in Edmonton. The Senior High leadership conference is in May and it will take place in Drumheller. Leadership is an awesome experience and with this money, it will allow more kids from our school to experience a leadership conference. Kids who previously may not have been able to go to the conference due to the expenses of registration fees and other fees that are attached will now be able to have the chance to go. It is important for kids to go to leadership conferences because it teaches them how to become leaderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in our community and at our

school. The things that they learn at the conferences will help them later on in life as well. At the conferences, the kids learn ice breaker activities, how to work together as a team, how to organize activities/ events in your school and community and they get to hear motivational speakers talk. The speakers are excellent and truly inspiring; they encourage students to get involved in their communities and to try new things. Elementary students have started to prepare for their annual Christmas Concert that will be held on December 12 at the school. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance has a sci fi aspect to it. The elementary students put their singing voices to good use by singing the National anthem at the schools Remembrance Day celebration. Grade 4, 5 and 6 have also just

finished writing a Halloween song within Mrs. Roworthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LA Class. The Grade 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have now become waste reduction experts after completing their science unit Waste in Our World. We loved having Ches Spornitz, Donna Swanson, Bud Whitehead and Pat Whitehead in our building to help Grade 7 students learn how to play crib. Students quickly learned that they needed to sharpen up their math skills to count their points and to strategize their moves. Grade 7 student Evan Wahlstrom commented â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked having them here helping us â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they were nice.â&#x20AC;? Volleyball season is now wrapped up at Hughenden School. Unfortunately the Senior Boys did not play well in their league finals, however the Junior Boys won silver. The Senior Leadership class

Paintearth representatives to meet with Minister Katie Davis News Journalist A meeting with the Minister of Transportation at the fall Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties was discussed at the November 5, 2013 meeting of the County of Paintearth Council. Representatives from Council will be meeting with Ric McIver at the convention in Edmonton on November 14 to discuss road use and the conditions of highways 861, 599, 36 and 12.

Halkirk speed zone sign Motion was carried to put a 50

km speed zone sign north of Highway 12 on RR 160, off the curve approaching Halkirk. It will extend for approximately 1 km until it hits the school zone speed change sign.

Letter of support Council attended to the notification that the Halkirk post office had requested a reduction in hours. Council discussed plans to send a letter that indicates the County is not in favour of this reduction in hours. It was mentioned that it is vital to keep the hours at the Halkirk Post Office as is, due to a lack of bus or rail ser-

vice for ease of mail transport. Council also noted that a community-driven petition was circulating that was not in favour of the proposed change in working hours for the Post Office. This petition was not council driven and thus was taken as information.

Other news Council passed a resolution to continue to support the Battle River Watershed Alliance at 50 cents per capita. County also passed a motion to continue their membership in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Day in the Galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Alliance by Diane Damnman The Day in the Gallery comes once every two years in November. It is a chance to see some of the work of local artists and crafters. There were displays of wood carvings, wood crafts, wood pens and salt and pepper sets,wood toys, alpaca socks and mitts, fancy knit hats and mitts, beautiful paintings and other art works. Karin McCracken had her three sisters here on the weekend to help out with her display of paintings, fancy knitting and fancy painting on wooden bowls. Florence and Grant McMahon were also at the hall for the day. Florence has painted the elevators in all of the towns along the Battle River Rail and has made

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organized a Remembrance Day service for the school. Madison Penman did a great job of emcee for the service. We were very pleased to welcome special guest Cpl. David Parker, a vehicle maintenance technician for the military. The service began with the elementary singing Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Canada followed by Madison reflecting upon the importance to recognize those who have - and continue - to serve our country. Amber Cuthbert and the Sing Club shared a beautiful

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New executive for Paintearth 4-H club by Tiara van Zandbergen I’m the new club reporter for the Paintearth 4-H Club, Tiara van Zandbergen. We had Achievement Day in June at Orams arena. The 4-H club members had their 4-H ATB awards handed out to them and members gave presentations on what they did and learned van Zandbergen in 4-H.

We had a horse show where all the Light Horse 4-H projects demonstrated what they’d learned. There were also horse races to finish off the 4-H year. This summer we had four 4-H members go to the Battle Lake 4-H provincial camp. We also volunteered our time at the gate and clean up at the Castor Rodeo and gymkhana at Alliance on Canada Day. This year there is a new executive, President: Keir Heidecker, Vice President: Dylan Heidecker, Sectary: Sarah Baker, Treasurer: Kurt

Brownfield 4H Beef held weigh in by Tyler Craigie On November 3 the Brownfield 4-H Beef Club had it’s weigh in, potluck and a meeting. We have five heifers and eight steers. Our leader, Shane Craigie showed us what Ivomec (an antiparasitic product) does, how to give vaccinations and how to insert a Canadian Cattle Identification Agency tag. The president of our beef club is Alissa Craigie, the vice president and parliamentarian is Sara Craigie, the secretary is Becka Schmidt, the treasurer is Abree Casley and the historians are Aimee Casley and Roslyn Pretty. My name is Tyler Craigie and I am the club reporter. We have nine members and two cleaver kids and we are welcoming our new members Katelyn and Chloe Thomas, Roslyn Pretty and Cody Cooper. Thank you to our assistant leader Tashia Schmidt and to Correna Cooper for leading the cleaver kids. On Saturday, November 9 we will go on our field trip to the CFR and Farm Fair in Edmonton.

Heidecker, Historians: Taytum Walh, Taylor Seba, District Rep: Cade van Zandbergen, Dylan Heidecker and Club Reporter, Tiara. New projects this year include Health Wellness and Quilting as well as Horse, Small Engine and Welding and Digital Photography/ Scrapbooking. The new 4-H club is doing activities such as the tree decorating for the Festival of Trees at Pals Park, bowling for a Christmas Party and crafting a club 4-H display at the Castor ATB.

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• Steve Harvey of the harveysbottomten.blogspot. ca, on Ohio State’s 56-0 victory over ‘Purdon’t’: “Actually, the game was closer than the score indicated. One Buckeye PAT kick was nearly wide.”

• Torben Rolfsen, on the San Francisco Chronicle’s decision to no longer refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins: “In a related story, the Minneapolis Star Tribune will no longer refer to Josh Freeman as a quarterback.”

• Greg Cote of the Miami Herald: “Hard-hitting 49ers safety Donte Whitner is legally changing his surname to ‘Hitner.’ Could have been worse. Could have also changed his first name to “Adolf.”

• Another one from Rolfsen, on the Raptors and Bucks game having to be cancelled because the playing surface was too slippery: “That’s the same excuse the Buffalo Sabres are using.”

• Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, on a billionaire Stanford booster: “In 2009, (John ) Arrillaga built a restroom with gold fixtures for (Jim) Harbaugh, a luxury perk believed to have induced Harbaugh to delay leaving Stanford by several hours.”

• Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel, on Jack Del Rio’s role as Broncos interim coach: “Del Rio will still call plays on defence and nod a lot to Peyton Manning on offence.”

• Comedy writer Jim Barach: “The Chicago Cubs are reportedly going to part ways with WGN following the 2014 season after being with the TV station since 1948. Apparently WGN will be able to fill the void in Cubs fans’ viewing habits by instead showing reruns of ‘The Biggest Loser.’

(Above) Coronation Senior Boys defeated Hughenden in the final to win the league playoffs. Trey Zimmer reaches to hit the ball while Eric Rodvang (9) and Brandon Schenkey (7) look on.

(Left) The Coronation senior girls volleyball team served up a worthy challenge during an exhibition game against Sedgewick on Wednesday, November 6. Coronation, a 1A team, ended up tying with Sedgewick, a 2A team: 1A indicating a school with less than 100 high school students and 2A indicating a high school with between 100 and 200. Cassidy Gardiner is pictured serving a point-winning hit. ECA Review/K. Davis

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