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Kids Kollege learns about local wildlife

Herald Contributor photo Anna Kroupina photo

Fish and Wildlife Officer John Clarke visited Kids Kollege on Thursday March 28th and Friday March 29th to speak with classes. Time was spent with the students talking about wildlife in the area with a specific focus on bears and cougars. The students learned how to respect our mountain animal neighbours and had lots of fun with some of the tools that Clarke brought for them to try. See more photos on page?

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Volunteers Page 11

election Pages 8, 10, 12 & 13

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Voting Made Simple Provincial General Election Voting will take place to elect a Member of the Legislative Assembly. If you are voting on Election Day, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, you must vote at the polling station identified for you in the map. If you prefer to vote in advance, from April 9 to April 13, you may vote at any advance poll location in Alberta.

Advance Voting Days Tuesday, April 9 to Saturday, April 13 ADVANCE POLL LOCATIONS Before Election Day, you may vote at any advance poll location in Alberta. Advance poll locations nearest your electoral division are specified below. Visit for additional polling locations throughout the province. Tuesday, April 9

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Fort Macleod Town Office, 410 20 Street, Fort Macleod

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High River Full Gospel Church, 1802 9 Ave SE, High River

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Longview Community Centre, 128 Morrison Road, Longview

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Nanton Memorial Community Center, 2204 18 Street, Nanton

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Vertical Church, 1200 Ken Thornton Boulevard, Pincher Creek

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Hillcrest Miners' Club, 22733 7 Ave, Hillcrest

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Bellecrest Seniors Centre, 2413 213 St, Bellevue

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Coleman Seniors Drop In Centre, 7801 18 Ave, Coleman

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Blairmore Lions Hall, 12130 20 Ave, Blairmore

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Election Day Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Election Day voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Election Day, you must vote at the polling station specified for your residence. 19041DE1 POLLING PLACE LEGEND: LIVINGSTONE-MACLEOD Using the map, find the number representing your current physical address, then match it to the listed polling stations.

002 Chief Jacob Bearspaw School Eden Valley No. 216 004,019,008/018 Senator Riley School 338 1 Avenue SE High River 005A,005B Blackie School 201 John Street Blackie 006,007,020,021,022 Holy Spirit Academy 4 21 Street SE High River 010,011,012,013,014,015, 009A,009B Notre Dame Collegiate 1500 High Country Drive NW High River 016,017,026,027 Ecole Joe Clark School 1208 9 Avenue SE High River

023,024,025 Ecole Secondaire Highwood School 1401 10 Street SE High River

047,048 Granum School 324 Dufferin Street Granum

059,061,062,060A,060B Horace Allen School 2006 76 Street Coleman

029,001A,001B,003A,003B Longview School 101 Morrison Road Longview

054,051A,051B,052/053, 055A,055B,049/050 W. A. Day School 510 20 Street Fort Macleod

064,063/065 Isabelle Sellon School 12602 18 Avenue Blairmore

030,028A,028B Cayley School 920 Ross Avenue Cayley 031,032,033,034,035 Nanton Memorial Community Center 2204 18 Street Nanton 036,037,038A,038B Stavely Arena 5004 51 Avenue Stavely 043,046,040/042,041A, 041B,039/045,044A,044B West Meadow School 5613 8 Street W Claresholm

Barrier-free Access Polls marked by the symbol have been evaluated for specific accessibility and have passed testing or have been temporarily modified to ensure barrier-free access where possible. If you have questions about specific accessibility or about a specific polling station, please contact the returning officer.

056 Piikani Nation Administration Conference Room 1605 Highway 786 Piikani Nation 057,071,072,073,075,076, 077,074/078 Canyon School 408 Victoria Crescent Pincher Creek

068,069,070 Hillcrest Fish & Game Hall 22802 8 Avenue Hillcrest 079/080 Twin Butte Community Hall 5 Highway 6 Twin Butte

058,066,067 Bellecrest Seniors Centre 2413 213 Street Bellevue

Returning Office Returning Officer: Blanche Schellenberg 7, 103 3 Avenue W, High River, AB T1V 1R3 Telephone: 587.609.5111 | Toll Free: 1.833.841.6773 Email Address: Office hours: Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Results of the official count will be available on Friday, April 26, 2019 at

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CCHS welcomes Finnish students


9 students and 2 teachers homestay with local families

DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

Nine students and two teachers from Finland had the opportunity to experience life in the Crowsnest Pass. The group from Kitee Finland arrived on March 30th and have been spending time with their host families and have also gone on day trips around southern Alberta. CCHS Teacher Krysta Macdonald says that one of the main ideas behind this exchange is to really give these students a chance to learn about a different culture. “Part of the focus is living integrated into a family. It’s been a really great experience for the students.” So far, the students have made trips to Fernie and Lethbridge as well as the Bellevue Underground Mine, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Coleman Museum and Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump.

Macdonald says it’s not just the Finnish students that benefit from these day trips. “When our students host, they get to show off their home and they have a bit of a greater appreciation for it as well. When we were talking to our students, most of them have been to these places but by showing it off and getting to play that tour guide they actually had a little more pride in it.” The students are also working on a couple different projects as well. “Every cycle of the exchange the students have a different focus. Last time it was Canada's 150th and Finland's Centennial. This time we wanted to focus on literacy and community. We have these little free libraries around town and they didn't know what they were about. So they built one for here and they will be putting one in Kitee as well. The stu-

the most beautiful thing about this trip. I think learning to deal with people being more loud and more extroverted than in Finland has been the most difficult thing to adjust to.” Macdonald says that another benefit for these students is that connections are made during the process and how it teaches the students something. “It’s nice to see the connections being made between students. These are kids who aren’t necessarily friends at the start but get to work together and share things with students from the other side of the world who are pretty much exactly the same. It’s just they speak a different language.” The group from Finland left the Pass on Sunday April 7th. The second part of the exchange will see students from CCHS go to Finland in the fall.

dents have also been collecting photographs while we were on our trips and they are going to be self-publishing three picture books telling the stories and they'll be in both English and Finnish and written by the students themselves.” CCHS student Alice Murray says that this experience has been beneficial for her. “It's been a lot of fun and really cool getting to meet the Finnish kids. Then coming over here and telling us what's all different from Finland has been cool to hear. It's been really educational learning from them too.” As for the Finnish students, their experience has also been enjoyable and one student says one particular aspect of Canadians was difficult to adjust to. “The trip has been great. It’s been interesting. It is different from Finland. I think the scenery is

The Highwood Motel is franchising and as of April 17, 2019 will become Travelodge Blairmore. We would like to thank the community of Crowsnest Pass for all their support in helping us grow. Please feel free to contact us at 403-562-8888.

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9 students from Kitee Finland made the journey to the Crowsnest Pass for as part of a weeklong exchange program. The students toured sites like the Bellevue Underground Mine and Frank Slide Interpretive Center and spent time with their host families as well. The second part of the exchange will see students form CCHS travel to Finland in the fall.

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Editorial and Opinions Who really runs ~ Letters to the Editor our country An issue with by-law enforcement Last weekend I attended the Economic Development Association Annual conference in Banff. The conference was interesting and I attended sessions that I thought would be applicable to the growth of the Crowsnest Pass. I went to a session titled Community Broadband in rural Alberta and was surprised to find out that only 15% of rural Alberta has broadband technology. Guess what? The Crowsnest Pass is one of the ones without it. The talk centered on the fact that elected officials should view Broadband as they do any primary infrastructure. It talked about the ability and ease for people to communicate; to be in touch with the new age computer world and that technology should be a necessity not a luxury. I also attended a session about a survey done in the Drumheller region regarding Business Retention and Expansion. It showed me that when we talk to our business owners, really talk to them about the business environment in our community, the information extrapolated is invaluable. As elected officials we are often out of touch with the day-to-day business going on in our community, both what is working and where they need help. The highlight of the conference was a talk with guest speaker, Vivian Krause, a resident of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Krause, a Canadian blogger investigates the funding of environmental organizations to expose foreign influence over Canadian nonprofits. Her talk, ‘Follow the Money’, detailed how American groups like the Tide and Rockefeller Foundations, through funding of ‘environmental’ activist groups and unions in this country, are systematically destroying our export and investment in natural resources, all so the United State resources flourish. Her talk centered around a group of US foundations that provide Canadian based nonprofit funding to environmental groups, unions and select indigenous groups to rally against pipelines and tanker accessibility on the west coast in an attempt to stop oil and gas transportation to port. In essence she said it’s a systematic breakdown of our country by foreign groups and we (the Canadian people) blindly allow it to happen. In the 2015 annual report of the Californiabased Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN) where Ben Brandzel, one of the founders said: “We ended the year with . . . a Canadian campaign that moved the needle during the national election, contributing greatly to the ousting of the conservative Harper government.” This same group sent out an email on April 1 saying they will now go after Jason Kenny through smear campaign and propaganda and isn’t that what we are seeing right now? Why are they going after Kenny? One of his platforms is to set up a war room to get rid of foreign groups trying to run this country under the guise of environmental stewardship. Imagine what would happen in the U.S. if Canadian non-profit foundations tried to stop oil production and export in Texas. They would be lynched. So I warn you all, be careful how you vote on April 16! Do your own research, look up foreign not-profit-groups that currently supply money to environmental groups trying to stop oil production and export. Read up on Vivian Krause, and find out who is pulling the strings in this election in Alberta and ultimately in Canada.

Dear Editor; For the past week and a half I have been working on a roof repair for a customer one and a half blocks East of the Municipal Office in Coleman. To complete this work I needed to have on site my dump trailer to place all the waste materials in, my tool trailer which holds all the tools to perform the work and a skid steer to lift all the shingles on the roof. The dump trailer is parked off the road facing west of the home. The tool trailer was parked on the neighbors front parking area east of the job site.To finish the last section of the roof on the east side of the house I needed to have access to the neighbors property which I had. Also to have access to this side of the house I needed to move my tool trailer from the area. Because of all the debris especially nails around the perimeter of the house I felt that I had no choice to place the tool trailer on the south side of the road across from the house I am working on and as far

over to the embankment as possible so it would be out of the way of the east bound traffic and people walking. It was facing west approximately 20 meters from the corner and as far off the road as possible. I was working on the site yesterday, April 4th 2019 from 09:00 am to 1:45 pm and then I needed to stop for a couple of hours so the person next door could get some sleep for they were going on night shift at the mine. I left the work site to go home to use the washroom and get some paperwork to arrange work at the next site. After that I proceeded to the Municipal Office to pay for a couple of permits then went back to the job site. When I drove up to the job site I noticed the tool trailer was gone and the lady that owns the home I am working on coming out to meet me on the road. She then said that the Peace Officer was here then a tow truck pulled up and hauled the trailer away. She told me that she called but I did not an-

swer. On my phone there was a call at 2:45 pm and she said they took the trailer away by 3:15 pm. She called me at 3:30 pm. She was very upset because her roof was open to the weather and the Peace Officer ceased my tools to complete the job. I then proceeded to the Municipal office and phoned 911 to report the trailer stolen. I did meet someone coming out of the office which unfortunately took the brunt of my frustrations. I am very upset because I have a business license to conduct construction within the Crowsnest Pass. All my trailers and equipment are properly registered and are legal to be on the roads. I carry full liability insurance, WCB insurance etc. My point is, this is an active job site which I have the right to have my tools and equipment there to perform the work that needs to be done. I also feel for safety reasons any person or people that want to come on the job site or move any of my equipment


needs to have my permission for I am ultimately responsible for their safety. Because the trailer is part of the job site area and as a general contractor I am responsible for their safety they needed to talk to me before doing what the did. I also feel that I will not be responsible for any costs incurred because of these actions. I also feel that the peace officer needs to apologize to the home owner for it was so upsetting to her that she ended up crying and stressed out over it. I would like you all to seriously consider the impact of actions like this, for this causes people to get very frustrated and stressed and also the damage it does to the reputation of our community and even you people on council. I think it’s a very sad time for the Crowsnest Pass and the people that live here the way things are being dealt with.

Joe Filipuzzi

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In the lIne of fIre Between April 1 and April 8, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a total of 34 calls for service including the following reported incidents. Two (2) Assaults, one (1) fraud/forgery, one (1) mischief/vandalism, one (1) theft, five (5) other provincial statutes, five (5) driving complaints, eight (8) motor vehicle collisions, two (2) assistance to general public, four (4) suspicious occurrences, two (2) assistance to other agencies, two (2) animal calls and one (1) municipal bylaw. Hit and Run On April 2nd, 2019, RCMP received a com-

plaint of a hit and run to a vehicle parked in mall parking lot. There was damage to a Toyota Sienna van which occurred on March 28th or 29th, 2019. Second Hit and Run On April 4th, 2019, a complainant from Medicine Hat reported a hit and run to a vehicle parked at a Coleman Restaurant. There was damage to a 2016 Chevrolet truck which occurred on March 10th, 2019. Found Property Found walking cane, owner was located and cane returned. Lost camera at Lund-

The Simple Raven’s Post by Avner Perl

Elections, never ending. Alberta, my home for more than fifty years, is nearing elections. Signs show up, and advertising is wasting more money than I lived on for the last fifty years, but the people are not very concerned. Life will not change regardless of the outcome. Most of those I ask have stock answers. Most people have a party that they proclaim loyalty to just as they do for a favorite professional sports team which they will support even if all the players and coaching staff were changed. They will do so even while admitting that it's illogical. Many more say that they do not vote since all the politicians lie and a change in government will make no difference to their lives. There are 22 countries, including Australia, where voting in elections is mandated by law and I am not sure that they are wrong. There are some people who vote because they “like” or “dislike” a politician and every now and then will vote for a change, regardless of what is happening. The reasons often are trivial. Quebec recently voted out a government that brought them the most prosperity ever and replaced it with a party that promised to force a few Muslim women not to wear a religious headdress in government-controlled areas. One or two women teachers will lose their jobs. Ontario is a different story. Ontario picked Doug Ford who ran without a real platform and promised anything that people wanted to hear without any idea if it could be achieved. His most potent attack on the government was criticizing the sale of half of the power company to private interest which hiked prices. In less than a year he managed to achieve the lowest ratings of any premier ever and the province is witnessing protests and job losses such as no one remembers. According to the Globe and Mail, hundreds of renewable Energy projects were scrapped, programs for school maintenance discarded, Green Ontario program for insulating older homes discontinued, the 19 year Drive Clean program gone, finance to help disabled and autistic kids slashed, help for low-income students gone, the building of a new Francophone University scrapped, and more. Class sizes increased, fewer jobs for new teachers, Health Care became less accountable to the people but “The buck a Beer” came through only benefitting out of Province breweries. Ford’s attempt to hire his friend ex-policeman Ron Taverner as the Top Cop failed and the tax cuts for Corporations failed to produce the expected jobs. As a matter of fact, last December Moody’s Investor Services downgraded its rating for Ontario to its lowest level in 16 years. The fight to scrap the Federal Carbon Price “Carbon

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breck Falls. Recovered tires, gas cans and bike were located on McGillivray Flats in early December Found bikes turned into Municipal Bylaw Anyone with information regarding any crime is urged to contact the Crowsnest Pass RCMP Detachment at 403562-2867, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-422TIPS. Reminder to residents of computer scams, credit cards scams, Grandparent scams, Revenue Canada scams asking for money or cash cards and saying warrants out for arrest, do not give out personal in-

formation to persons you don't know. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS if you are suspicious of its origin. do NOT purchase gift cards for payment to Revenue Canada. Do not send monies to person claiming you have won a prize and need to send money for delivery. Crime mapping is available online to residents who are interested can login online at Municipality of Crowsnest Pass website (RCMP crime map for Crowsnest Pass) . Crime mapping shows property crimes that occurred within the past two weeks in our area.

Tax” proved to be costly. The Ontario Government budgeted 30 million to fight in court, which they will probably lose and 40 million dollars was granted to major polluting industries to find ways to reduce pollution. So far Ontario is on the news a lot, but not the way that Ontarians want to be. I watched the Alberta leaders debate and came out empty handed. I already knew that Premier Rachel Notley is a fighter and knew that Jason Kenney, who avoided the subject of Pipelines while he was in Ottawa, will promise one without any ability to build it. His promise to hold transfer payments is completely impossible and there was nothing in the debate to change my views. If I was in power I would do my best to work with Ottawa to get our oil out which is already being done. We must keep in mind that the mood in the rest of Canada (or the world) is not in favor of building more oil infrastructure. With oil prices sustained so low, it is hard to convince people to invest for such low returns. Personally, I think that if there is a change in the Alberta government we can kiss the new pipeline goodbye. I don’t believe for a moment that the fight against Carbon Tax is going to get us anywhere. We shut down oil production because of low crude prices and we are paying over a $1.20 at the pump. The oil companies are going to charge the maximum they can and, yes, prices of everything are going to rise. If we subsidize them, and we do, cut their taxes and even name our children after them, they will pocket the money. Our only hope, at this time, is to build enough alternative energy to compete with their monopoly on energy which we are addicted to. I don’t think that I can change anyone’s mind about who to vote for. Most people are set in their ways. I think that is important that all the people in the province will attempt to find out what the political parties stand for, and vote. I think that people should give strong consideration to what will or not work for their communities, towns, cities and take into account which government will be best for their locals. I am over the old feeling that I used to have that if big business does well the average people also do. Now I am old and I demand cash on the barrel. You want my vote, politicians, I want to see what you are doing for my community. Build something, help the less fortunate, improve living conditions, or convince me with more than promises that you may not keep. Even more, I want you, my elected representative, to do your job efficiently, honestly and without any backroom deals with rich corporate friends. I don’t consider corporations as people and I don’t feel sorry for them. Above all, I will not support ANYONE who cheats their way to the top. I am loyal, to the people I live with and no one else. I want to see more money circulating in my community and that’s the end of the story. Here is a link to my blog: Feel free to check other articles and comment. Here is a link to my blog: Feel free to check other articles and comment.

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Directions Heat large nonstick skillet over mediumhigh heat. Break up meat in pan; add red and green peppers. Cook, stirring often, 8 minutes or until meat is cooked through; drain off fat. Add soup, water, chili powder and onion powder; stir. Bring to boil. Stir in rice and corn; cover. Simmer on low heat 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and cheese is melted.

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~ Election Q & A ~

Cam Gardner NDP Cam Gardner NDP Cam believes in a strong economy, worldclass education and health care, and leadership in green energy technologies. That, and his experiences as a small business owner, father, rancher and Councillor have inspired him to run as MLA. Supporting agriculture and rural communities, has been Cam’s primary passion in his 18 years as Councillor for the MD of Ranchland, and Reeve for eight years. Cam is dedicated to speaking out for agricultural and rural community needs and pursuing opportunities for new investment that will benefit all Albertans. A graduate of Olds College, a 4H alumnus and the operator of his family ranch for over 30 years, Cam understands Alberta’s foothills landscape, its opportunities and limitations. Cam and his wife Jolayne are raising their kids on the family ranch west of Nanton and take great joy in seeing them grow to appreciate the special part of Alberta they call home. How do you see renewable energy playing out in the riding and in industry? Clean air, clean water and healthy land are a vital part of what makes Alberta such an incredible place to live, work and raise a family. Over the past 4 years, Rachel Notley has taken a measured approach, bringing Albertans together to show that a strong economy and a clean environment can – and must – go hand in hand. That’s why our plan increases the use of renewables, attracts over 10 billion in investment and helps create over

Dylin Hauser Liberal Party 7,000 jobs by 2030. Jason Kenney doesn’t have a plan for renewable energy in our area. He opposes the actions we have taken to protect our natural environment for generations to come. His reckless cuts would mean cancelling important clean energy projects throughout the province. Instead of planning for the future he wants to turn back the clock. How would you approach the issues regarding rural healthcare sustainability? Every family should have access to high-quality public health care that’s there for them when they need it. That’s why Rachel Notley invested in much-needed renovations to Pincher Creek Health Centre’s emergency department, and supported 50 affordable seniors units at Crestview Lodge. We know the best way to maintain a strong rural health care is through a publicly-funded, publicly-delivered system. Families in Alberta continue to struggle to get access to health care and the cuts that Jason Kenney is proposing would take us backwards, costing families their security and their savings. Instead, we are working to improve health care. Rachel Notley committed to adding 2,000 long-term care and dementia spaces across the province, while also investing to reduce waittimes. I also know that prescription medicine costs are a challenge for seniors in our area, that’s why our team has committed to eliminating the seniors co-pay for prescription medication. There is a mine currently

Roger Reid UCP

under regulatory review partially located in the Crowsnest Pass. How do you see this type of industry play in the riding and in industry? We need critical investment and good family-raising jobs especially along highway 3 from Pincher Creek and Brocket all the way west through the Crowsnest Pass. We also need to make sure projects like this one follow the proper environmental approval to ensure that we aren't trading jobs today for liability in the environment tomorrow. We can create a balance in our local economy that creates safe, long term jobs and still preserves our water, ranch land, and natural spaces. If the voters give me the honour of representing Livingstone Macleod I will build a coalition within municipalities to ensure all of our communities sustainability is not in question, that we work together collaboratively to support the whole of the south west corner of Alberta. With the development of the Castle and Public Land Use Zones, how do you envision balancing outdoor recreation with protection of the landscape? Albertans are proud of the province’s environment, natural resources, and provincial parks and protected areas. The Castle region is one of the most biologically diverse areas in Alberta and home to a range of rare and atrisk species, including wolverine, grizzly bear and westslope cutthroat trout.We must take steps to protect our headwaters, species-at-risk in the region, while also supporting recreation. In 2017, total camper

Tim Meech Alberta Party

nights were 5,058 and in 2018 the total number of camper nights were 9,015 — an 80 per cent increase. We are making long overdue investments in our beloved parks so that everyone can enjoy the outdoors. Rachel Notley committed to investing more than $20 million in funding over four years that has been designated for access routes, inclusion projects, camping, signage, picnic areas and hiking trails in the Castle parks. The hard work in the Livingstone Porcupine Hills Recreation Plan has as well created a long term plan for a sustainable trail network in this region for space for motorized recreation. What's the best way to support small business? I know that small business is the backbone of the Alberta economy, and they ensure our rural communities remain vibrant. That’s why Rachel Notley reduced the small business tax by one-third. Alberta continues to have a $11 billion tax advantage over the next province - with no provincial sales tax, no payroll tax, and no health premiums. What is your stance on minimum wage vs student wage? Work is work plain and simple, if someone is producing the same as everyone else regardless of age, I don’t believe you pay them less. Over 70 per cent of minimum wage earners are not youth. Many are women (62 per cent) and many have children. Even youth are sometimes living on their own or contributing to their family to help make ends meet. Some employers want to

“cheapen up” by hiring workers under the minimum wage and this effects the supply of living wage jobs. Dylin Hauser Liberal Party My name is Dylin Hauser. I am a candidate in the LivingstonMacleod riding for the Alberta Liberal Party. I have been married for 7 years and father of 4 young kids. Working on a drilling rig, the oilfield has become my family and I want to be the voice for oil and gas workers in this election. Rural healthcare is another of my top issues. I don't want to see cuts made to rural funding in favour of more funding to the bigger cities. It is important for places like the Crowsnest Pass Health Center to stay fully functional and be able to serve the people in the Crowsnest and surrounding areas. Along with rural healthcare I am an advocate for more funding and accessibility given to mental healthcare. I have personal experience navigating the pediatric mental health care system for my own child and it is almost completely inaccessible. How do you see renewable energy playing out in the riding and in industry? Allowing growth in the renewable energy sector is a necessity in Alberta’s quest to diversify and move away from our dependence on oil and gas. Renewables have already sprung up in our region in large amounts and continue to grow. Since August 2018, the Alberta Utilities Commission has received several applications for wind

Wendy Pergentile Green Party farm development, that added together would total near 1350 sq. km. We cannot allow the same mistakes we made with oil and gas and allow for unregulated growth in this region. How would you approach the issues regarding rural healthcare sustainability? Rural Healthcare has been neglected for a long time. When cuts are announced in government budgets, rural communities take a hit. Several communities in the Livingstone-Macleod riding are still appealing for clinics to be built in their towns. This has to change. We need a louder voice in the legislature to bump up rural communities needs in the queue for funds. The longer we delay today, the more costly it will become in the future when we are playing even more catchup on crumbling and lack of infrastructure. There is a mine currently under regulatory review partially located in the Crowsnest Pass. How do you see this type of industry play in the riding and in industry? The Crowsnest has a rich history in the coal industry, both good and bad. If the project we are speaking of is the Grassy Mountain Coal Project, then I trust the 3 member panel to continue to engage with the people in the region that this project will directly effect. This project could be the final dagger in the Crowsnest coal history if it doesn’t receive approval. With our growing concern for the regions ecosystem, this project seems to go against the push to keep this region green and untouched. Cont’d on pg. 10

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562-8830 coleman commercial Clean and straight 3,000 sq.ft. commercial building on the main street. Good roof and mechanical systems. A 25’x100’ vacant lot next to the building is included in the sale. This location is suitable for multiple uses. You can build on the vacant lot if required. $139,900. CALL JOHN MLS

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hillcrest Fantastic location in Monte Vista Village in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. This well-kept 3-bedroom manufactured home has two full bathrooms and a laundry room. Open concept floor plan in the dining area with a vaulted ceiling. Large, fully fenced yard and lots of parking. Beautiful garden area and shed. $93,000 GST CALL JOHN MLS

Spacious four bedroom, four bathroom luxury townhome at Ironstone Lookout. This brand-new home will not disappoint. Very bright and open plan design with beautiful woodwork and cabinetry. Large windows take advantage of stunning mountain views. Many details, including a spacious main floor laundry room. Large garage with double car drive. Ironstone is unique in its design, with wide streets and plenty of parking. Incredible price-point for luxury mountain living. $359,000 + GST CALL JOHN MLS

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Simply Selles by David Selles

Since the election is now less than a week away, I figured it would be time for me to comment on it. I’m not going to spend the whole column talking about each party or which way I might vote, though. I’m simply going to spend most of it talking about how sad politics as a whole has become. Since I’ve been able to vote in elections, I’ve struggled with even picking a party to vote for because it seems that all the big parties campaigns are no longer based on what they can do for the province or country, but they’re based on what the other parties can’t. What I mean by this is that every forum or debate I’ve watched over the years is filled with the Conservatives, NDPs, and Liberals talking trash about one another instead of truly informing the public on what they can do for the people. I’ve never been closer to spoiling a ballot this year than I have in the past and that is due to Alberta Leaders Debate that I watched last week Thursday. I was hoping to be informed about the policies that each party had but instead I got to hear about how terrible all the leaders were. This frustration brews around the two big dogs in the election, Jason Kenney and Rachel Notley. These two are smart enough to realize that it will most likely be one of them as Premier after the election, but the smarts seem to stop there. When Kenney was asked a question, every answer he had started with “Rachel did or didn’t do this” or “Rachel only hurt Alberta by doing this”. And the roles were reversed when Notley was asked a question. I’m sick and tired of election campaigns being giant mud slinging contests now. As a eligible voter, all I want to know is how each leader is ready to bring Alberta back to being one of the strongest provinces in Canada. Leave the nonsense at home and give me your policies. That’s all I ask.

Sunny location with mountain views. This 3 + 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow is situated among mature Douglas Fir trees in the Pineview area. Front drive, as well as back lane access. Bright and open floor plan takes advantage of the beautiful surroundings. Many upgrades, including newer windows and a metal roof. Large deck and a fenced back yard. Lots of room to build a large garage. $308,700 CALL JOHN MLS

coleman Bright character home on quiet hillside street in Coleman with 2 bedrooms and a sunroom. Master bedroom has ensuite. Solid concrete basement with newer boiler, hot water tank, central vac and 10’ ceilings. Covered rear porch & deck. Fenced lot with room to build garage. Ideal location. Must see to appreciate. $154,900 CALL JOHN MLS

Beautiful mountain property on northside of the valley. One of the best views of the South Range looking toward the Flathead. Great access and a building site suitable for a south-facing walk-out. Mature trees on 3.76 acres. Property is in private setting, yet close to Forest Reserve off Hwy 940. Beautiful mountain backcountry just around the corner. Great winter road maintenance and school bussing. $249,000 CALL JOHN

blairmore Spacious family home in central Blairmore location. Close to shopping, medical services, swimming pool. Four bedrooms, large and bright family room. Big Backyard with room for a large garage. Perfect for family to grow and enjoy. $229,500. CALL JOHN MLS

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Well maintained commercial building in one of the best locations in Crowsnest Pass on main street Blairmore. Large 3 bedroom apartment above the commercial floor. Attached garage as well as separate parking area at the back. Great mountain views. Great opportunity for anyone looking for commercial space together with a nice residence. Many updates throughout the building. $349,000 CALL JOHN MLS

Recently upgraded home in a very desirable location on Dairy Road in Bellevue, Crowsnest Pass. Large landscaped and fenced lot. Great sun exposure. Good access to back country trails. Large double car garage and ample parking. $259,900 CALL JOHN MLS

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family bungalow Well maintained 3+2 bedroom raised bungalow in Coleman with south facing walkout basement. Recent windows, newer high efficiency furnace, metal roof and nice deck. Main floor laundry with sink. Mature landscaped backyard. Large corner lot with plenty of parking and ample room to build a big garage. $295,000 CALL JOHN MLS

Affordable two-bedroom semi-detached bungalow. This ‘one-level living’ designed home has main floor laundry and vaulted ceilings throughout. Uncompromising quality and dependable finishes. Plenty of storage and ample parking in an over-sized single car garage. Ironstone offers a carefree lifestyle for busy professionals and the actively retired. $329,000 CALL JOHN MLS

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blairmore Excellent Lot with back lane access and 50' front. This older bungalow is in a good Blairmore location and is a great opportunity for an investment or as a get-away in the Canadian Rockies. Shop and Compare. $70,000 CALL JOHN MLS

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Nice, flat and serviced residential building lot in Blairmore. Close to the walking trail and all services. Very easy lot to build on. Back lane access. Very affordable property if you wish to build or buy as an investment. $59,900 CALL JOHN MLS

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10 – CrowsnEst PAss HErALD – Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Dylin Hauser Liberal Party cont’d

~ Election Q & A cont’d ~

With the development of the Castle and Public Land Use Zones, how do you envision balancing outdoor recreation with protection of the landscape? I think the balance being developed currently is nothing short of positive. People don’t need to have unabated access to our back country with their off road vehicles. Government needs to continue working with

not for profits working in the area as well as consulting with the public to come to the understanding that we can’t continue to destroy the watersheds and eastern slopes of our Rockies. What's the best way to support small business? Rural communities are big on the buy local mentality. I support that completely. Though, it is also not entirely practical. The Alberta Liberal Party is also proposing a cut in

corporate taxes by 2% as part of our full financial plan. Many Albertans may not agree with it, but it is a reality we are all facing if we want to continue to support other government services like Healthcare and Education. Cuts won’t improve services, especially in rural communities where those cuts hit first and hardest.

What is your stance on minimum wage vs student wage? Last time I checked, teenagers and students

are humans too. It is absurd to think that just because they are young and may not be paying rent or mortgage that they are not entitled to the same minimum wage for the same job. Students have record high tuition fees, an ever increasing cost of living and an already tight work force to get into due to the economics in our province. Also, by making it so employers can pay less for younger workers, single mothers and seniors needing jobs

will be pushed out for the cheaper option.

Roger Reid UCP Roger Reid is a fifthgeneration farm kid raised in Claresholm. He left Claresholm after graduating high school, proceeding to work in areas across Alberta, and returned to live in his hometown eight years ago where he lives with his wife and three kids and operates the Tim Hortons in Claresholm and Nanton. Reid is the

Chair of the Claresholm and District Health Foundation and a proud Lion. Politically, Reid has been the vice president of the Foothills Conservative EDA since March 2017, a position that has allowed him to work closely with Federal MP John Barlow, who has publicly endorsed Reid’s nomination. How do you see renewable energy playing out in the riding and in industry? Alberta is a resource rich province, and is an economic engine for Canada. Historically we have been the type of province that asks ourselves, “How can we do this better?” The pursuit of alternate sources of energy needs to be pursued, and should be funded by our current energy sector, not by the tax payers of Alberta. Alternate forms of energy must be looked into, but must be both more economic and environmentaly viable than the current use of fossil fuels. How would you approach the issues regarding rural healthcare sustainability? A sustainable, publicly funded health care system is paramount for Albertans. I will advocate for growth and diversity in our rural health care systems, for acute care, extended care and for our seniors. Growing our rural health care with result in better patient out comes, can attract more talent to our rural facilities, potentialy reduce the stain on urban centres and ensure the sustainability of great health care in our rural communities. There is a mine currently under regulatory review partially located in the Crowsnest Pass. How do you see this type of industry play in the riding and in industry? Again, Alberta is resource rich, in both natural resources and innovation. The Riversdale mine is an example of how we can develop our resource sector, while becoming world leaders in conservation and remediation measures and standards. Cont’d on pg. 12

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A Salute to

How to make your volunteering efforts a success Pass Herald Contributor

Volunteering is a great way for charitable men and women to give

back to their communities. Many nonprofit organizations rely on the unsung contributions of

To all our volunteers: Thanks for making our community a better place to live.

Crowsnest Community Support Society 563-3585 & Bagatelle 562-7915 Thank you to all of the volunteers who give so much of their time to make sure we get the special care we need daily. Your compassion, kindness and generosity is so very much appreciated!!

From all of the “furry residents” of the Crowsnest Pass SPCA


Community Society Thank you to our many Volunteers who have given truly of their time to help make our community such a wonderful place to live. Thank you to all our volunteers for your hard work and dedication to the CNP Women’s Resource Centre in 2018/19. Your contributions are invaluable to the success of our organization!

volunteers to meet their mission statements, which may otherwise never be realized. When seeking volunteer opportunities, men and women can quickly become overwhelmed by the volume of options available to them. But not all volunteering opportunities are equal, so prospective volunteers who want to be certain their efforts make a difference can take the following steps as they search for the right situation. · Determine what you can offer. Before beginning your search for a volunteering opportunity, determine what you have to offer and what you hope to offer. Prospective volunteers with extensive business experience may serve best by offering their professional expertise to a fledgling nonprofit organization, while athletic men and women may find coaching provides the best chance to combine their skillset and experience with their de-

out in advance how much of your time you can realistically devote to volunteering. Can you volunteer on weeknights or just weekends? Which times of day are you available to volunteer? Answering these questions in advance will ensure you find a volunteering opportunity that won't prove too much, or too little, to handle. · Find something you want to do. As previously noted, sometimes the volunteers who get the most out of their experiences are those who offer their expertise in a given area. But it's perfectly alright to look for a volunteering opportunity that is a stark departure from your professional life. Determine what you want to do, whether it's tutoring youths, raising funds or anything else you may have a passion for, and then find an opportunity that allows you to do that. · Investigate the organization. You will likely

sire to give back. · Determine how much time you can offer. Some volunteer opportunities are more demanding than others, so figure

take your volunteering ef- right at home in your new forts seriously, so you role. want to be sure the organVolunteering is a ization you ultimately great way to give back, work with is serious and prospective volunabout its mission. Ask teers can employ several each organization you strategies to find opportuspeak with about their nities that combine their programs and how those skills and experience with CN Quad Squad programs relate to the Atheir ssocipassion ation for giving charity's mission. Ask back.

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about the success rate of each program as well as the challenges those programs face. Prospective volunteers also can investigate an organization's financial background via a site such as, which rates charities in a host of categories with a goal toward promoting intelligent giving. Avoid any organizations that hesitate to share information about their finances and programs. · Keep your word. Upon committing to volunteer with an organization, many volunteers initially feel uncomfortable or hesitant to offer their input. That compels many to abandon their efforts entirely. But organizations truly rely on their volunteers to help them meet their goals, so keep your word and stay committed to the charity even if you feel some beginner's anxiety. Arrive on time and do your best to live up to the commitment you made. Before you know it, you will feel

OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday, April 20, 2013 Doors open at 2 p.m.; meeting starts at 3 p.m. Cos politan Hotel Restaura t 13001-20 Ave., Blairmore, AB

All members are encour ed to attend se at 403-562-8686 you are w contact the o to put your name f rward to volunteer as a ector or participate in any upcoming pr

Hats off to the volunteers of the Crowsnest Pass for 37 years. It takes the support of the entire A t luncheon will follow. community to put this event on.

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Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are wor thless, but because they are PRICELESS! Thank you to all our volunteers!

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~ Election Q & A cont’d ~ Roger Reid UCP cont’d With the development of the Castle and Public Land Use Zones,

how do you envision balancing outdoor recreation with protection of the landscape? Most of us who live

MUNICIPALITY OF CROWSNEST PASS NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT PERMIT LAND USE BYLAW No. 868-2013 The Development Authority of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass recently approved the following development application(s): 1. DP2018-073 (Amendment): Lots 14 &15, Block 16, Plan 7242AI; 2914 – 225 Street, Bellevue: Discretionary Use: Front Yard Setback Variance 2. DP2019-010: Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 0710401; 8989 – 29 Avenue, Coleman Discretionary Use: New Dwelling; Existing Dwelling to become Secondary Suite 3. DP2019-014: Lot 14, Block 19, Plan 1011620; 2531 – 213 Street (Bellevue Underground Mine) Discretionary Use: Accessory Building; Permanent Shipping Container 4. DP2019-020: Lot 13, Block 19, Plan 3387AE; 1310 – 85 Street, Coleman Discretionary Use: Ready-to-Move Dwelling; Front Yard Setback 5. DP2019-021: Lots 25 - 28, Block 15, Plan 7242Az; 2926 – 224 Street, Bellevue Discretionary Use: Moved-in Dwelling 6. DP2019-022: Lot 11, Block 27, Plan 1311143; 6001 – 22 Avenue, Coleman Discretionary Use: Secondary Suite 7. DP2019-023: Lot 25, Block C, Plan 2446AA; 70108 – 18 Avenue, Coleman Discretionary Use: Modular Home; Front Yard Setback Variance; Side-yard Setback Variance 8. DP2019-024: Lot 1-2, Block 3, Plan 3319I; 2013 – 129 Street, Blairmore Discretionary Use: Fitness Center Any persons claiming to be adversely affected by the above development may file an appeal in writing by April 17, 2019 to the MUNICIPALITY OF CROWSNEST PASS, SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD, BOX 600, CROWSNEST PASS, ALBERTA T0K 0E0. A fee of $400.00 must be included with the appeal. Lisa Kinnear Development Officer 403-563-2218

in Livingstone Macleod live here in part because of the amazing natural areas that make up this part of the province. We need to take a balanced approach that focuses on education, engagement and enforcement that allows as many Albertans to enjoy our back country in diverse ways. We also need to take a balanced approach that looks at the best conservation measures, along with understanding the social and economic impact on our riding. What's the best way to support small business? We need to reduce the tax and regulatory burden on our small business job creators. We need to create and maintain an environment that is conducive to entrepreneurial investment, especially in our rural communities. It is hard work and risk to start and run a small business. Government should not introduce legislation that makes it even harder to succeed. The United Conservatives will create this environment with our job creators tax cut and our promise to reduce government red tape by one third. What is your stance on minimum wage vs student wage? The meteoric 50% increase in minimum wage has been detrimental to those who work in minimum wage jobs. A significant number of youth in our rural communities are struggling to find their “first job”. Youth unemployment in Alberta is up

COLEMAN COMMUNITY SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019 AT 6:30 PM AT THE COLEMAN LEGION Come join an active society providing special events/activities for the entire community throughout the year, alone or in conjunction with other Crowsnest Pass organizations. Dates for 2019 are: CANADA DAY JULY 1st COLEMAN COUNTRY MARKET AUGUST 3rd PUMPKINS IN THE PARK NOVEMBER 1st CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK DECEMBER 1st Welcome to all our current members and to anybody who wants to come out and see how you can become a part of our fun. We ask only as much help as you can give. Refreshments and social after the meeting will end the evening. Memberships are $5.00 and may be purchased at the meeting. . For further information contact: Jane Ann at 563-5408 or Francine at 563-3458

from 62% to 71%. The reality is that the rapid increase has also hurt those it was intended to help the most, women who are supporting their families. I have spoken to many women here in the Pass that are now making less than they were with a lower minimum wage. They face reduced hours, lower tips and the money they do make doesn’t go as far because the cost of bread and milk has increased. Tim Meech Alberta Party There comes a time in our lives when we have to make what might seem difficult decisions to face new realities in our world, our country, our Province and the community in which we live. The time has come in our Province to choose a positive future for Alberta. We can accept the status quo, or step forward with common sense decision makers guided by well thought out principles to meet current and new challenges facing our great Province. I am fully convinced that the Alberta Party is the only party with fresh new ideas in which to govern the future for hard-working energetic Albertans. I am a dedicated family man, and my wife, three children and I have made Fort Macleod our home. I am a passionate community volunteer. I believe my work in the oil and gas industry has allowed me to gain a unique perspective and knowledge of the diversity of our Province. How do you see renewable energy playing out in the riding and in industry? A renewable energy plan is vitally important to the future of Alberta. Getting this right means involving all Albertans in the conversation. We don't have to choose between our province’s natural beauty and a strong economy. We can conserve the environment, while making sure that Alberta's economic engines are firing on al cylinders. Albertan families can enjoy our outdoors, without worrying about putting their food on the table or how to pat

rent. How would you approach the issues regarding rural healthcare sustainability? The growth of Alberta's urban centres is among the highest in Canada. I believe, though, that rural Alberta has seen economic growth. Effective solutions to large population growth and other challenges faced in urban areas may not be effective in our areas. Because of this, it is important we look at all policy through a specific rural point of view. There is a mine currently under regulatory review partially located in the Crowsnest Pass. How do you see this type of industry play in the riding and in industry? Our party firmly believes that climate change is real. We also know that we must take action as a government to help curb emissions. However, we do need to make sure that any plan to address climate change works for all Albertans. We would ensure we develop and implement a coal innovation strategy. Finding ways to use this abundant resource other than heating will allow us to support coal-oriented communities with new jobs and opportunities. During development of this strategy, we would consider extending the deadline for mandated coal plant shutdowns to the 2030 federal government target. What's the best way to support small business? Small business have suffered from new regulations, higher property taxes, the current statutory holiday pay level and an increase in Workers Compensation Board costs. We believe that to move the economy forward, it's going to come from the creation of jobs, which primarily comes from small and mediumsized businesses. Fully 70% of jobs are created by small and medium-sized business, we need to ensure they're included in opportunities. The Alberta Party would double the Alberta Small Business Deduction. Doubling the Small

Business Deduction will give small businesses in Alberta incentives for growth and expansion, leading to more economic activity and hiring. This move also makes sense in 2019. What is your stance on minimum wage vs student wage? Rather than lowering the minimum wage we will offer breaks to small businesses as they seek to survive in a difficult economy. This would include doubling the current tax deduction limit. Wendy Pergentile Green Party Wendy has broad and extensive life experience, including: • University education including Teacher Education and Supervision, 3rd year major in Psychology including Exceptional Children in the School and the Home, Social Psychology of Adult Development and Counseling. • Became fixed wing commercial pilot while general accountant for Liftair International, Calgary. • Participated 15 years in feline research, genetics, cardiology as it relates to human medicine. • As activist/advocate for the underdog who assisted many individuals, including Occupy Calgary tent injunction case in paralegal work and court filings. Self represented in a Tax Canada disability deduction case and a settled builder/mortgage fraud case in civil litigation. • Life time experience includes owning and operating three businesses in the health, video production, and restaurant industries. • Immersed 2 years in Indigenous culture, learning Blackfoot language and honoured to be given a Blackfoot name at the Piikani Nation in Southern Alberta. “Piinamoak” - Medicine Woman. Wendy hopes to put her experience to work in service to the constituents of Livingstone-MacLeod. Cont’d on pg. 13

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~ Election Q & A cont’d ~ Wendy Pergentile - Green Party cont’d How do you see renewable energy playing out in the riding and in industry? The Green Party of Alberta is a strong advocate for both development and transition into solar, wind and geothermal energy, not only in our riding, but, the Province as a whole. While some further education may be worth obtaining for increased renewable energy applications, there exists many skilled workers that with further training could adapt their expertise with ease. For example, gas-fitters could be retro-fitting and installing geothermal wells, solar power and wind turbines. Where many fears have arisen regarding jobs, or loss of jobs, nation-wide, 4.2 million jobs could be created from retro-fitting alone. How would you approach the issues regarding rural healthcare sustainability? Green Party policy on health stresses the importance of wellness and prevention of illness through the elimination of poverty and homelessness and the adoption and enforcement of environmental policies that will keep our air, water and land free from contaminants which cause disease. We want to see a sustainability of Alberta’s universal, publicly-funded healthcare system and to extend the coverage of that system, over time, to cover basic dental care and other critical health services. We support a preventative approach to healthcare that includes Universal Pharmacare, mental health resources and improved care with more training for health care professionals, front line workers in EMS and social services. There is a mine currently under regulatory review partially located in the Crowsnest Pass. How do you see this type of industry play in the riding and in industry? GPA recognizes this mine project would be under strict scrutiny particularly from within a Climate Change perspective and equally important investigation into Environmental Protection. In consideration of the industry narrative shifting away from fossil fuels where possible, a coal mine comeback could be counter-productive to that and a great expense that may be foiled in a sunset future that may once again become respon-

sible for future job losses. It cannot be stressed enough that for the future of industry and economics, any mistakes we may make or changes we do, or not do, only add to and complicate the rise in greenhouse gas emissions that have a major impact on the Climate Change Emergency. Yes, it has become an emergency and our window of opportunity is shrinking to reduce the global temperature to 1.5 Celsius (as per Canada's pledge to the United Nations). The melting of our glaciers is now happening at twice the speed first thought while we waste time arguing about it. With the development of the Castle and Public Land Use Zones, how do you envision balancing outdoor recreation with protection of the landscape? While outdoor recreation in one of the most beautiful areas of the province is an asset to Alberta as a whole, it is critical that any infrastructure to advance recreational use not harm the pristine landscape and environment. Environment means the components of the area that includes: 1) air, land and water, 2) all layers of the atmosphere, 3) all organic matter and living organisms, 4) biodiversity within and among species, and 5) the interacting natural systems that include the above mentioned components. The GPA calls for an adoption of an Environmental Bill of Rights for the Province of that gives Albertans a say in how our Province is treated and would legally enshrine the right of Albertans to a "healthy and ecologically balanced environment" and would impose a duty on the government of Alberta to protect the environment under its jurisdiction for the benefit of both present and future generations. What's the best way to support small business? While keeping taxes reasonably low for small businesses, Southern Alberta population has a heavy commitment to agricultural land use. The Green Party of Alberta supports policies to keep agricultural lands in the hands of farmers and ranchers and to limit encroachment of towns and cities on those lands. The GPA would act to encourage the production of organic food by Alberta farmers and ranchers and

supports measures that encourage Albertans to buy from local food producers. The GPA would also ensure that farm workers were treated with dignity and respect by extending Workers’ Compensation coverage to them. GPA would bring in legislature to ban the use of neonicotinoids anywhere they would be considered dangerous to the health of bees. We would provide a subsidy to farmers to support transitioning to organic / permaculture agro-ecology and other sustainable agriculture practices and weed control. We would bring in farm product associations, marketing options and participatory crop development programs and more. What is your stance on minimum wage vs student wage? I have watched my four children and other students work and struggle to begin their independent lives that had they been subjected to a "student wage" would have put them at a disadvantage. As a student's maturity develops, they are equally capable of doing their job as well as anyone of any age, and sometimes more so. Prior to the increase in minimum wage, there had already become too many disenfranchised or marginalized workers. For example, my husband (over 65) worked for a large corporation and being employed for $10 to $12 an hour with annual raises of .20 to .56 cents an hour. That in itself created financial hardship. The worst disadvantage would most certainly materialize when a large or small employer uses this approach to hiring to their advantage and not the worker's. There is a higher proportion of adults that need work that pays at least minimum wage and given an option to save money, an employer could be more likely to hire students to pay the lesser wages than an adult. While a "student wage" provides little in the way of incentive to increase jobs, what it does do it influence cost savings and puts equal hiring of adults at risk. On the other hand the Green Party of Alberta is calling for the implementation of a Guaranteed Annual Income for ALL. Should this become a reality it would render the above concerns for paying students a lower income less riveting while also combating poverty, higher costs for health care, homelessness and so much more.

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Fire & Rescue, Community Peace Officer Program and Agriculture/Field Services Fire Rescue In spring we look forward to warmer weather and being outdoors. Warmer weather, however, usually brings rain, melting snow and shifting ice which can contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses. Slippery, unstable streambanks and extremely cold water temperatures can also lead to very hazardous conditions close to any water body. Please take care around our bodies of water as we enter the spring thaw. With spring on its way many people look at this as an opportunity to do some spring cleaning. Take advantage of this time to conduct some spring cleaning on your smoke detectors as well. Take your vacuum and gently vacuum them out and change the battery if you have not done it in a while. Let’s remember to keep those important pieces of home safety equipment clean and in good shape. Spring cleaning usually doesn’t just mean in your house, some residents may want to do some yard cleaning as well. If you are wanting to conduct some burning of brush piles or other organic wood piles, please remember to call us for a burning permit before you want to burn. Burning permits are free and helps us minimize the issues of the fire department responding to your address needlessly. The Crowsnest Fire Rescue service had a total of 16 calls for service in the month of March: 8 emergent responses 5 fire permits issued 3 large institutional fire safety inspections Community Peace Officer Program March 2019 25 Provincial Tickets were issued 57 Calls for service 1 Compliance Order – Community Standards Bylaw 1 Removal Notices for Contraventions of Municipal/Provincial Traffic Legislation 3 Vehicles towed 24 Municipal Violation Tickets Issued for unpaid business licenses Expired license plates resulted in three (3) vehicles being towed, others displaying expired plate, but current registration. Protective Services wishes our public to drive safely and to be good neighbors so that the Crowsnest Pass will continue to be an amazing place to live!

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Crowsnest Has Talent The Senioritas put the fun in fundraising as they kicked off Crowsnest Has Talent on Saturday, April 6th with a dance routine. The night saw many different acts from all ages performed during the 2nd running of this event. David Selles photo

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Air Cadets excel The 859 Air Cadets held their Effective Speaking Competition on March 10th, 2019 at the Elks Hall. The first place winner was LAC Bruder and second place was WO2 Mitchell. The Effective Speaking program in cadets is an Air Cadet League Canada Program done in partnership with the Department of National Defence (DND). Pictured Left to Right: Bonnie Castellarin- Judge, Ft Cpl Strandquist, LAC Bruder Cody Huseby- Effective Speaking coach, LAC Reeve, WO2 Mitchell and Keli Siray- Judge

Floor Hockey Tourney with the RCMP DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

Students from Isabelle Sellon School and Livingstone School took part in a 4-on-4 floor hockey tournament put on by the RCMP on Thursday April 4th. Constable Jordan Ayoub and a team of volunteers were on hand to help the tournament along and enjoy in the experience with the students. Cst. Ayoub says that this tournament was a great way to engage with some of the youth in the community. “We talk about the youth being a strategic priority for the RCMP nation-

ally and within our division here in Alberta. Youth engagement is a really big part of what we do.” The tournament also gave some high school students from CCHS a chance to gain volunteer experience as they played alongside the younger students during the tournament. The idea for this tournament came from Cst. Ayoub’s love of the game and knowledge that this community is fairly hockey driven. “I’ve played hockey all my life. It’s something that I could easily connect with the kids in the community. I know it’s a

hockey driven community from my time coaching in Pincher Creek and here so hearing that this was something they brought forward and said they’d be interested in doing was great.” This is Cst. Ayoub’s first time organizing an event of this scale. “We’ve done a couple other talks in school but as far as doing something to this degree it’s new. We’ve combined two schools to play against each other and it was nice to be able to get both communities together on this scale.” It was a day full of fun for all the students involved.

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Students were able to enjoy a day of floor hockey at Isabelle Sellon School on Thursday April 4th. Students from both ISS and Livingstone School took part in a 4-on-4 floor hockey tournament put on by Constable Jordan Ayoub of the RCMP.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty McKenna, formerly of Hillcrest Mines, who was called into the arms of our Lord on April 2, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Vista Village in Pincher Creek. She was blessed with 84.97 wonderful years. Betty was born on April 12, 1934 in Lemsford, Saskatchewan to proud parents, Harry and Rose Becker. She had a beauty and grace that endeared her to many but her heart belonged to a dashing and charismatic gentleman, Earl McKenna, and they pledged their love with marriage and devotion for almost 64 years. They enjoyed traveling, camping, family reunions, cards, over-decorating their house at Christmas and other special holidays, and spoiling their grandchildren. Betty enjoyed crocheting and knitting, feeding anyone who would stop by, and playing the occasional prank on her friends. She loved to laugh and never forgot a family member’s birthday. She realized that family and faith are the cornerstones of a happy life and she was truly blessed. Although our hearts ache to say farewell to a life that meant so much to us, we take comfort in knowing she is dancing in the strong arms of her beloved Earl once again. Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life include her devoted sons, Brian (Darlene) McKenna, Kevin (Faye) McKenna and Darrell (Melinda) McKenna; her treasured grandchildren, Jillian (Shaun) Hoogstraten, Jain (Craig Miller) McKenna, Jesse (Meagan Morency) McKenna, Randi (Geoff) Eseltine, and Nikki (Jon Morgantini) McKenna; her cherished great granddaughter, Parker McKenna Eseltine; her dear sister, Maureen (Cyril) Bender; as well as her extended family and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl McKenna; her parents, Harry & Rose Becker; her grandson, Jeffree McKenna; her brothers, George (Kay) Becker and Pete (Eileen) Becker; several in-laws, extended family and her canine companions, Buddy, Lady, Sam, Peppy, Snoopy & Kipp. The Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church (13126 – 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) with Fr. Angelo D’Costa and Fr. Myles Gaffney as Celebrants. Interment followed in St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Blairmore. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Legion Poppy Fund. Condolences may be registered at Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to the matrons at Vista Village for their compassion and care. Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555

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Healthy by nature: Getting outside for the benefit of nature and ourselves

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Conservation Volunteers event: Butterfly survey in Alberta. Herald Contributor

We’ve all been there and felt the negative effects of stress. With the pace of the world today, stress is a familiar companion for many of us. Nature may not be able to solve all of our problems, but the benefits of getting outside cannot be denied. Though stress is a normal physical reaction, it can have negative effects on your health, especially when it lasts for long periods of time. Whether it's fatigue, anxiety, irritability or social isolation, stress symptoms can affect your body, thoughts, feelings and overall well-being. In a world where information comes at us from every direction, expectations are high that we’ll be able to keep up. Yet too often, we’re left feeling like we have no breathing space. So how do we manage stress in a modern world? Cue the birdsong, babbling brook and soft scent of pine trees. Nature may not be able to solve all of our problems, but the benefits of getting outside cannot be denied. A growing body of evidence shows that spending time outside can reduce stress, improve blood pressure,

reduce anxiety and support our overall physical health. When you throw volunteering into the mix, the benefits increase — not just for ourselves, but for nature too. That’s why the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is encouraging Canadians to be “healthy by nature,” by getting outside this year and contributing to hands-on conservation work through our Conservation Volunteers program. Studies have shown that volunteering can help you feel more socially connected and that using your skills and talents in support of a cause can improve your self-esteem. In a 2013 health and volunteering study conducted by UnitedHealth Group, 96 per cent of participants said volunteering enriched their sense of purpose in life. NCC’s Conservation Volunteers program, which is in its 12th year, brings people from all walks of life together in support of a shared cause. With a wealth of volunteer events taking place in all 10 provinces throughout the year, we are showing that we are not only committed to land conservation but also to connecting people

to that land and fostering a love of nature. “The personal experiences we have with nature help us form a lifelong connection to the environment,” says Erica Thompson, NCC’s director of conservation engagement. “Through our Conservation Volunteers program, we work to provide hands-on opportunities for people of all ages and fitness levels to get out and contribute to nature’s health, while reaping the personal, mental, physical and social benefits of being outside.” Whether it’s cleaning up plastics and marine debris at a shoreline cleanup in Newfoundland, improving fenceline visibility for endangered greater sagegrouse in Saskatchewan or planting native wildflowers as part of local restoration efforts on Vancouver Island, NCC's Conservation Volunteers program offers many opportunities to get outside, get (or stay) healthy and give back to nature this year. In the process, you might just find the breathing space you need. To view the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s full calendar of events and find one in your area, visit

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