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Vol. 7, No. 6 Tuesday December 13, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 2, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Town of Lamont CAO fired! BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

Lamont town council has decided to part ways with its chief administrative officer (CAO) Tom Miller. All of council was present during a special meeting on Dec. 7th, and voted unanimously in favour of terminating Miller's contract that was set to expire at the end of 2014. "We have decided to part ways," confirmed

Mayor Bill Skinner. "All of council was present, and the vote was unanimous." Skinner said the town and Mr. Miller have officially parted ways, and have signed an amicable separation agreement. While terms of that agreement cannot be publicly disclosed by the mayor or members of council; Skinner did say that if someone wishes to make a request for that information, they could do so through the Freedom Of

Information and Protection Of Privacy Act, (FOIP). The focus for town council in the weeks and months ahead will be to determine what direction it wants to go, and to continue its plan to move the community forward. "As a council we will be speaking with administration, reviewing our needs, and what type of person we would like to fill the position of CAO." Skinner said they are not in a hurry to fill the posi-

tion, and have sufficient staff to cover most of the duties and requirements of a CAO at this time. "We need to have a clear understanding so we can target the right individual for that position." Skinner added that he has spent some time with Lamont County's CAO

and one of its councillors during the past couple of days, and has stressed his and council's desire to keep the doors between the two municipal ities wide open. The county has even offered the town some assistance in regards to the services of a development officer,

Skinner added. "The response has been very positive," and he is looking forward to the town and county working closely together in the near future. The next town council meeting will be held this evening starting at 7 p.m. for all those who wish to attend.

Dinner of Hope in Chipman

Close call with a truck and a train in Mundare BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

It was a recipe for disaster. A pick up truck parked on the railway tracks in Mundare last Thursday morning. The only reason a derailment was averted was because of the sharp eyes and quick actions of a passing motorist who spotted the vehicle which was parked east of the railway crossing, said Cst. Bill Watson of the Vegreville RCMP. "A passing motorist had slowed down to look both ways at the railway crossing on Highway 855 in Mundare and noticed a silver 2007 Dodge truck parked on the tracks about 100 metres east of the crossing." The motorist phoned

RCMP shortly after 9 a.m. on Dec. 8th. "The motorist called RCMP to report the truck, but coincidentally observed a CN rail truck passing by." Cst. Watson said the motorist then proceeded to follow the CN truck and got the driver's attention. The motorist told the CN employees about the truck, and they immediately radioed an approaching freight train which was only a few miles from the truck. Thanks to the quick actions of the motorist, the train was able to stop about one mile from the truck without incident." However, if the motorist had passed by even a few minutes later, Cst. Watson said it would have been too late to prevent a collision.

"We would like to thank the motorist for his quick thinking and reaction which prevented this potentially deadly incident from occurring," added Cst. Watson. As to why the abandoned truck was left parked on the railway tracks? Cst. Watson said they haven't been able to determine the reason, and say it would be wrong to speculate at this point in time. No charges have been laid to date. Vegreville RCMP and CN police are continuing their investigation. Police would like anyone with any information about this event to contact Vegreville RCMP at 780-632-2233 or Crimestoppers at 1800222-TIPS (8477).

Rob and Cindy Lindemann, front row left and middle, will be hosting a fundraising dinner at the Chipman Hotel on Dec. 16th. Staff members Jessica Kroeker, front right, and Cathy MacIntosh, back row right, will be working for free that evening, along with their daughter Tammy Lindemann, top row left. BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

The Lindemann's will be opening their hearts and their hotel in Chipman on Dec. 16th for a special Christmas fundraising dinner. Dubbed the "Dinner of Hope," the local family will be welcoming one and all who enter their doors for the special holiday event to help needy children. "Everything helps at this time of year," says

Cindy, who is hosting the fundraiser with her husband Rob and daughter Tammy. They are just asking folks to bring a donation of cash, food or toys to the dinner that will kick off at 5 p.m. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser go to charity. Cindy adds that, "Absolutely anything would be appreciated." There is a coffee shop in the hotel so families are more than welcome to break bread there. They will be serving sup-

per until they either run out of food or patrons; whichever comes first. "A fellow from Hillard will be donating the entertainment for the evening." There will also be draws for door prizes as a way of saying thank you to people in the area for supporting the fundraiser, states Cindy. Last year was the first year for the Dinner of Hope which raised $300 for needy children.


2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Local Playschool students Grade 1 readers rewarded with Oil Kings hockey game visit the Post Office to mail their Letters to Santa BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

This ocal playschool student puts on her stamp so Santa gets her letter.

Lamont High School band preperations for upcoming concert BY MICHELLE PINON Editor Band members at Lamont High are fine tuning their instruments in preparation for their upcoming Christmas/ Winter Break Concert on Dec. 19th from 6 to 7 p.m. Band teacher Braden Sustrik says the students, 50 in total from Grades 7 to 12, have received warm receptions from audiences at Awards Night,

Remembrance Day Ceremony, and most recently, Lamont Christmas Light Up. Sustrik is hoping for a similar response from community members on Dec. 19th. The young musicians have been practicing very hard to prepare some festive favorites and revive the tried and true classics. "It'll be a nice way to finish off the students last week of school before Christmas."

This is the first year Sustrik has been teaching band at the school, and his goal is to continue to build the band program, and make it fun for all the students. One of the fun things, Sustrik is planning for the high school band students is a recording session sometime in the new year as the program is not offered during the last semester.

Reading not only gets you into the good book with teachers; it also got a local teacher in the good books with her students. Lamont Elementary School Grade 1 teacher Karen Kotlarchuk recently earned top marks from her students, for entering the class into a reading contest which netted the kids a free trip to Rexall Place to watch an Oil Kings Game on Dec. 6th. Kotlarchuk decided to have the students participate in the Reading: Give It A Shot Program being promoted through the Oilers organization. "We reached our goal during the month of October." The entry was then put into a ballot box, and selected randomly through a raffle. "We were chosen from

between 15 and 20 entries," added Kotlarchuk. Of the 31 students in Kotlarchuk's class, a total of 20 were able to attend the game. The size of the group doubled to inc-lude parents, who we ve-ry supportive of the ev-ent, she added. "For many it was their first time visiting Rexall." For other students, it

may well be their only chance to have such a wonderful experience, noted Kotlarchuk Even though the students were a little tired and cranky the next day; Kotlarchuk said it was a terrific experience, and one she'd definitely repeat all over again given the chance.

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), December 13 , 2011 - 3

Andrew School hosts their annual Perogy Supper and share some of their secrets to a great perogy BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

The secret to a great perogy? A few of the students at Andrew School were not willing to publicly share "the secret" during their annual fundraiser Dec. 8th. However, unmistakable proof was discovered in the perogies they prepared, cooked, and later served to more than 200 people. With more than 900 dozen cheddar or cottage perogies in the offering, there was more than enough to go around for everyone. Wi-th a choice of butter and onions as well as creamy white sauce, patrons could also add a generous dollop or two of sour cream and bacon bits to

complete the piece de resistance. "Most everything was handmade," noted home economics teacher Shauna Tirschmann, who spent many hours in the kitchen alongside 80 Grade 7 to Grade 12 students and a 10 parents during and outside of class. The annual event, which began over 11 years ago, according to former student and volunteer Julie Wortel is a major fundraiser for student council which helps to subsidize sports programs, field trips, and various other projects, activities, events and equipment. For example, Tirschmann says student council purchase additional projectors for the school

a couple of years ago along with a field trip to the Telus World of Science Center during its human anatomy exhibit. Council also supplies pie and ice cream for all students during Pie Day in March, adds Tirschmann. As far as the secret? Tirschmann says the most important thing is to make sure the dough is mixed thoroughly otherwise it's too doughy or has too much flour. For perogy night, Tirschmann follows her tried and true recipe which calls for 10 cups of flour, four cups of hot water, one cup of oil, and three teaspoons of salt. Mix for five minutes in the Bosch food processor. The dough is rolled, filled, and pinched with just the

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right amount of pressure to ensure they do not open during the boiling process. Grade 10 student Luke Hennig said that mak

Julie Wortel, Jenna Flasha, and home economics teacher Shauna Tirschmann show off the perogies. ing perogies is both easy key to a really good per and hard. "You have to ogy is the dough. While fold it to the right shape not Ukrainian by herand you have to pinch itage, being immersed it." Then he, and other into the culture has It was incorrectly reported in the Dec. 6th edition that volunteers would be assembling Christmas hampers at the Alliance Church on Dec. 18th. The correct location is the Lamont Community Hall.

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Bruderheim Parent Advisory Council received an early Christmas gift from Enbridge recently that will help enrich the lives of students at the elementary school. Council treasurer Kimberly Marshall is so thankful for the $750 donation from Enbridge. "It will help us enhance the kid's school year." Some of the educational projects and activities parent council assists with are field trips and presentations. For example, this past week parent council sponsored a Holiday Gift Shop for

the students so they can come in and buy presents for family all on their own. "It gives them a feeling of accomplishment and also helps them work with money and budgeting," added Marshall. Principal Sven Danzinger says it's the first time Enbridge has made a donation to parent council, and he too, is very thankful for the corporation's timely contribution. "Future involvement is to be determined, and we hope that this is the beginning of a long lasting friendship and partnership between BPAC, the school, and Enbridge," added Danzinger.

He also has high praise for the group of dedicated parents who "work hard to enhance the educational experience of students" at Bruderheim School. Ironically, one of the best parts about Marnie Yohemas' job is being able to give back to the community. "Enbridge prides itself on being a good neighbor to the communities that we are proposing to construct or operate near, and so where we can, and where it fits in, with our community investment objectives, we like to support these types of community initiatives when possible."

afforded her many opportunities to perfect the art of perogy making. She credits her good friend Irene Fesyk with showing her all the tricks of the perogy making trade. Fesyk points to another friend at her table, saying she knows more than her about perogy making, but her friend shakes her head no and does not make a comment for the newspaper. Fesyk admits she does like to include eggs and a little bit of potato to the flour. Both ladies have assisted in perogy making days in the past, and are more than willing to support the students in any way they can. As to the key ingredient in all of this; it is "love" as one young lady so aptly put it.

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Love From Your Family

Pictured L-R are Wayne Olechow (BPAC member), Kimberly Marshall (Treasurer), Cynthia Willis (Chair), Marnie Yohemas (Senior Advisor, Embridge Pipelines) and Sven Danzinger (Principal). BY MICHELLE PINON

students did a test run to see if their batch of perogies would not come open while they were cooking. Emma Bartel says the

Thank k You

On behalf of the Lamont United Church we want to thank the following for their contributions and support of our Emeralds Dinner and Dance. -All Steel Builders -ATB Financials -Bannister -Burger Baron -Century 21 Real Estate -CIBC -Co-operators -Cowlick -Elk Island Golf Course -Elk Island Mechanical -Elk Island Thrift Store -Five Star Mechanical -Flower Pot -General Auto -Gerry’s Fashions -Gondolas -Hawkeye Industries, Ernie

and Ellen Sledz -Hrehorets Bus Service Ltd. -Jim’s Tune Up -KG Enterprises -LA Hair Design -LA Sewing -Lamco Gas -Lamont County -Lamont Dental Clinic -Lamont Farm Center -Lamont Foods -Lamont Hair Boutique -Lamont Health Centre -Lamont Home Hardware -Lamont Leader -Lamont Value Drug -Maschmeyer Farms, Gerald

and Sandi Park Memorial -Parkview Restaurant -Pillar Contracting -Price Auto -Ray and Eileen Lopushinsky -Servus Credit Union -SJCJ Holdings Ltd. -Smith Insurance -Town of Lamont -Rose Zazula -Lamont United Church Family

Please accept our apology if we missed any names.


4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Scrooge

OPINION

Bah Humbug!!! Call me Ebenezer scrooge. Even though by birthday is on Christmas Day. I can't find a whole lot to celebrate on that day besides sharing time honoured traditions and values with loved ones. That should be enough? Shouldn't it? It is for me, but not so for my spouse, child, and close relatives. Trying to live up to the crush of expectations is definitely a constant, and stressful preoccupation leading up to Dec.25th which was originally intended to celebrate the Birth of Jesus. Somewhere along the way, I got trapped. I'd like to think however, that I am not alone in my struggle to provide the perfect present(s) with the spiritual joy which surrounds the occasion. I did have occasion to pause, and slow down my automatic impulses and frenetic pace to discuss the current societal pressures that are in direct conflict with my personal desires with colleague Tracy Harding last week. The actual definition of "humbug" is hoax or jest. While the term was first described in 1751 as student slang, it is just as applicable in 2011. According to Wikipedia, humbug is closer to nonsense or gibberish. As a noun, a humbug refers to a fraud or impostor, implying an element of unjustified publicity and spectacle. "In modern usage, the word is most associated with Ebenezer Scrooge, a character created by Charles Dickens. His famous reference to Christmas, "Bah Humbug!", declaring Christmas to be a fraud, is commonly used in stage and television versions of A Christmas Carol." So I've decided once a for all to be Scrooge, and not to put on a materialistic spectacle this Christmas to supposedly benefit my loved ones. I'm going to put on a maternalistic spectacle and bake sugar cookies, make handmade cards and presents, and attend a church service. It's about time, to make time for the things which I deem most important in my life. Tracy feels just as adamantly as I do, and so she will continue her 22-year-old tradition of making a gingerbread house and baking sugar cookies with her two young boys. "We make Christmas ornaments throughout the year," adds Harding, who is going to make the best of the season with her best buddies. She believes parents need to start spending more time doing things with children; not only at this time of year, but all year through. She is refusing to sell out her favorite traditions and values to expend more time and money in search of the ever elusive gift of happiness wrapped up in an I Pod Touch, DSI, or WII. The greatest gift you can afford to give your family is the gift of your time. So we all need to learn how to let go of our fear of disappointing our loved ones. Say no to monetary gifts; and yes to the perfect gift of all - LOVE! God bless you all this Christmas season, and the wonderful memories you will create and cherish with your loved ones for years to come.

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uncil and political sniping. However, when I learned there was to be a new editor, I picked up the paper and found it to be refreshing and enjoy-

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of the Week. Keep up the good work, love it. Local Reader, Peggy Brown

Non-Canadians costing us a bundle in prison Information from Taxpayer.com from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation that Canadians are paying $63 million a year to incarcerate non-Canadian citizens. There were some 554 non-citizens in federal prisons in Canada as of last year, costing Cana-

dian taxpayers $113,974 per prisoner each and every year. After the Canadian Taxpayers Federation pointed it out to the government, the feds assured that action will be taken to change this waste. But presently a law is

in place that allows inmates to choose whether they want to go back and serve their time in their homeland. New laws being proposed will allow the government to deport criminals from Canada to their own countries. Those who can not for what-

ever reason will be deported once their sentences have been served, apparently. It appears the government is taking steps to end this unnecessary strain on Canadian taxpayers.

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Sports Athlete of the week Paige Hafner, the smallest hockey player with big smile on Lamont Hawks Paige has shown incredible improvement since joining hockey in September. Paige has learned many new skills and can skate without help after just a few short months. She has started learning stick handling, and how to shoot the puck. Her big smile and endless energy is contagious. “ I know she wil continue to improve and work hard through out the year”, states coach Andrew McDonald, “Congrats!” Paige loves playing hockey, and got the bug from watching her brother for the last few years. Paige loves to play cops and robbers with her team, and skates hard during British Bull dog. The Lamont PreNovice team has three

Local Figure Skater makes it to Alberta Winter Games

Tara Rudkowsky performing in Bonnyville. Tara Rudkowsky, who trains out of the Lamont Figure Skating clPaige Hafner of the Lamont Pre-Novice Hawks. tournaments coming up in the new year. One at home, Bruderheim, and Mundare. She has won the sweaty head award

twice since starting, and is sure to win many more before the end of the season.

ub, competed at the North East Region Open/ Alberta Winter

Game Run-offs, on the weekend of Dec. 3rd. She skated the best that she ever has, and placed first in the run-offs, making her way to the Alberta Winter Games to be held February 9th-12th in Stony Plain. “Tara has been training really hard. She skates two days a week in Lamont with me, plus goes to edmonton two days a week to train with Ron Kaiser. I am so proud of the skater she has become.” states coach Tracy Harding. Elizabeth Pickett of Andrew Figure Skating club also brought home two medals, and Jenna Flasha brought hone one medal.

16/60 Alberta Lamont County Hockey Schedule Lamont Novice 1A -

Sunday, December 18- 11:30 a.m. at Alexandra Arena against Leduc

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Saturday, December 17- 9:45 a.m. at Lamont Arena against Thorhild

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6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lamont Bantam Hawks host tournament this weekend and bring home the win after a come back and strong fight

BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

Members of the Lamont Bantam Hawks left everything on the ice to battle back and win the A - final of their home tournament Dec. 11th. Coach Denis VanBrabant had nothing but praise for his players as they overcame a four goal deficit in the third period against the Viking Gas Kings on Dec. 10th to earn a spot in the A final. Even though the players were very flat for the first two periods, losing by a score of 3-0, they decided collectively that they wanted to turn things around in the third period. “The kids said they wanted to win, and to leave it all out on the rink.” Van Brabant said that while it was discouraging for his players to see the Gas Kings score right off the top of the third period, the players refused to give up, and "battled back to tie it all up" before the final buzzer sounded. "It was so exciting, and they were so impressive," added VanBrabant. As to which of the two teams would get into the A-final? VanBrabant said that was decided and determined by which team had the least amount of goals against throughout the round robin tournament. Fortunately, great goaltending and defense, worked in the Hawks favor, and they moved onto face the Sherwood Park Gators in the championship game. The final was hard fought battle that was not indicative of the final 4-1 score, said VanBrabant.

Lamont Bantam Hawks From left to right: Back row - Asst Coach - Jody Foulds, Coach - Denis Van Brabant, Lane Palahnuik, Zac Janes, Jake Farrell, Katie Antoniuk, Trainer Nick Palahniuk, Asst Coach - Kevin Hauer From left to right: Front row - Alex Woitas, Ryan Falke, Dustin Greanya, Joel MacKenzie, Luke Farrell, Nathan Foulds, Jeremy Hauer. Missing from the picture is birthday girl Amara Melnyk, Managers - Janet Falke and Rosanna Woitas, Asst coaches - Scott Melnyk and Shane Janes.

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), December 13, 2011 - 7

Benoit waits 40 years for marketing freedoms to become a reality in Canada BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

From where Leon Benoit is sitting, he has no doubts that farmers will soon be granted their wish to market their own grain in the very near future. Speaking via telephone from his Ottawa office late last week, the Vegreville-Wainwright MP spoke with great confidence and conviction, stating he fully expects the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmer Act to become law before Christmas. "I fully expect it to become law by Friday of next week," said Benoit, who has been waiting 40 years for the farmers to be given that democratic right. Despite Justice Douglas Campbell's recent ruling stating the federal government did not consult in a manner consistent with his interpretation of act; Benoit says it will not in any way prevent Bill C-18, which is currently before the Senate, from becoming law. Benoit wholeheartedly disagrees with Justice Campbell's interpretation, and says the consultation process was fully respected before the law came before parliament. "The agriculture minister has consulted widely," added Benoit. "There has been a lot of misrepresentation of what the court ruling actually said," noted Benoit, who will be truly grateful when this new chapter in Canadian history gets underway. When the bill was passed on Nov.29th, Ben-

oit was joined by a group of about 60 farmers who had travelled to the Nation's Capital for the historic vote. "It was a real celebration, not only of marketing freedom, but the return of a basic democratic right to these hardworking Canad-

Leon Benoit ians." Benoit also strongly believes that an open market will attract investment, encourage innovation, and create value added jobs to help build an even stronger economy. "I am fully convinced that marketing freedom will unleash the true economic potential and entrepreneurial energy of the western Canadian grain sector." Benoit pointed out that the government had received a strong mandate to give Western Canadian growers the freedom to market their own wheat and barley on the open market. Stephen Vandervalk, President of the Grain Growers of Canada, also

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spoke of the urgency for the legislation to proceed as soon as possible so farmers can start doing business. "Food companies want to lock in flour prices for fall, which means millers need to lock in wheat prices and as farmers we want to lock in our profits now as well," said Vandervalk. "We still fully expect Parliament to pass this legislation before Christmas," stated Vandervalk. "The federal gov-

ernment needs to press forward, because progressive farmers, grain elevators, malting companies, flour mills, grain companies and the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) are well down the road in making plans for the transition to the new market. It would be very disruptive for everyone to try and wind the clock back now," added Vandervalk. He also pointed out agri-industry in Western Canada is gearing up for

the long awaited changes to the CWB, and noted construction of a pasta plant in Saskatchewan as well as malt barley expansion project in Alberta. The Western Grain Elevator Association has also expressed its desire to have Bill C-18 become law, and stated as much to a Senate committee last week. "Industry shares the government's goal of ensuring a smooth transition to an open market," said Wade Sobk-

owich, Executive Director of the WGEA. The WGEA is an asso ciation of seven farmerowned, public, and private grain businesses operating in Canada, collectively handling over 90 per cent of Western Canada's bulk grain exports.


8 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), December 13, 2011

Sound economic strategies key to growing rural communities in Lamont County BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

What does Murray Wade have that Lamont County needs? Vision, expertise, strategy, and resources to help grow the rural communities in the region. Wade, President of Redline Advisors Inc. has been hired on as a consultant to the municipality back in September, and already he is putting together a solid plan for its successful long-term future. "We need planing, and a strategic view of what the county can be in 25 to 30 years from now. That's where I come in." Wade says the strategy has to be very diverse in nature, and take into account all of the res-

ources that are at his disposal, and how they can be leveraged to cause growth. "It's kind of like putting pieces of a puzzle together." A good example of new in the community is for geriatric care, and in particular, hospice care. On the other end of the scale, there is also high dem-and for child care in the area. Both possibilities have great high impact and employment potential for residents in the county. "We need to provide business incubation." Wade said that would entail providing resources, support, and services for potential entrepreneurs. What he must consider first and foremost is to determine peoples' needs, and to give potential entrepre-

neurs the tools to succeed so they will have an excellent chance to succeed. He is always looking for "fresh ideas" from "out of the box thinkers" who have the ability to create, plan, and strategize to make their dreams become a reality. "Agriculture is a tough business." But Wade is quite certain there will be more broad based opportunities in the future for producers. He envisions several different types of ventures in the food market that will encompass various green methods of growing and delivering products and services. "Perhaps there is something that could be branded?," asks Wade outloud. While there have been some applica-

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tions to date, Wade says it is a matter of taking a rural economic development initiative and coupling it with government initiatives to bring it to fruitition. "It all becomes possible when we look at the big picture point of view." Essentially, it is Wade's job to find opportunities and put those opportunities in the hands of the people. There many different challenges associated with economic development, but Wade is ready, able, and willing to overcome those challenges to make local rural communities thrive once again.

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Big Buck sportsman competition and trade show held in Mundare BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

More than 300 outdoor enthusiasts attended the Big Buck sportsman competition and trade show at the National Hall in Mundare Dec. 10th. Organizer Rick Patrie was ecstatic over the turnout for the event which was the first of its kind held in the small town big hearted community. The event, hosted by the Mundare Fish and Game Association, attracted sportsmen and women from throughout east central Alberta. There were folks from Ashmont, Vermilion, Wetaskiwin, Radway, and Hardisty to name a few. Patrie said the association decided to host the event instead of having members and area residents travelling outside of the community to participate and enjoy the commraderie and fun associated with the event. It was quite fitting that one of the five winners was from the Mundare area. No one was more surprised by the win than winner Iris Koss, who took top prize in the ladies category. She only began hunting a couple of years ago

after she went on an African hunt with her husband. "I went as an observer." Before the week was up, Irene had caught the hunting bug. "I really got into it, and decided to give it a try." Both Iris and her husband were hunting together in late November when they spotted a very tall buck. It was the largest she had ever encountered. So while her husband debated about shooting the animal, Iris decided to pull the trigger. Even though Iris decided to enter the competition, she never expected to win as there were people from all over the region who had submitted entries. But her buck's points which measured 159 and 3/8th beat out the rest of the competitors. For her efforts Koss won a trophy, camp stove, range finder, and gift certificate. She was more than happy with her prizes, and said she really enjoyed seeing some of the other animals that were on display. Irene said she is also going to enjoy sporting her well deserved "bragging rights" over her husband over the next year. Another fellow with bragging rights was Ry-

an Warawa who won the association's own Big Buck Competition in 2009. While he didn't have an entry in this year's competition, he thoroughly enjoyed the event and time spent with his four-year-old son Riley, who kept him moving from table to table throughout the day. Tyler Roy, a 16-yearold from the Sherwood Park area also enjoyed himself at the event. Roy said he and his father always go hunting around Mundare every year, and was more than happy to hoist up a set of antlers of a Whitetail deer he shot about a month ago. Another youth, Milo Savage from the New Norway area won the youth competition as his buck earned the top score of 176 and 1/8th. Savage said he shot the deer in the exact same place he shot his first deer. Besides winning a trophy, Savage was the lucky recipient of a complementary bear hunt that will be videotaped and broadcast on television sometime next year. Savage said he knows of some people who've been hunting for more than 50 years and never seen or shot the type of buck he was so fortunate

to have come across near a cutline. Savage says he has been extremely lucky in the four years he's been hunting, and has even shot a black bear before. No matter, moose, elk, and a few more species are on his to do list in the future. Other winners in the three other men's categories included: Doug Durie, 191 and 3/8ths, Rob Senecal, 214 and 1/8th, and Clayton Thiel, 196 and 1/8th. From all accounts, the event was a wonderful success, and Patrie said the association will definitely be hosting another open competition next year.

New Norway area resident Milo Savage earned first place in the youth division at the Big Buck Competition and an all expenses paid trip to an exclusive bear hunt that will be broadcast on TV.

Notice of Nomination Day Local Authorities Election Act (Section 26) Local Jurisdiction: Town of Lamont Province of Alberta

Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is

Monday December 19, 2011 and that nominations for the election candidates for the following offices will be received at the local jurisdiction office set out below between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon on Nomination Day. Office

Number Vacancies

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Location (Address) of Local Jurisdiction Office: Town of Lamont Municipal Office 5303 50 Ave. Lamont, Alberta T0B 2R0

Dated at the Town of Lamont in the Province of Alberta, this 28 day of November, 2011 .

Sandi Maschmeyer Returning Officer Nomination packages may be picked up at the Town of Lamont Municipal Office Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mundare area resident Iris Koss with her winning buck.


10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wildrose Alliance leader and candidate speak to constituents By Patricia Harcourt Tofield Mercury Editor

People came from around the region, including Lamont area, came to listen to her platform and local Wildrose candidate Shannon Stubbs Nov. 22nd. "We here in the Wildrose are on a mission, to form the next government," she told a largely partisan crowd at the Tofield Arena. Smith and Stubbs held a round table discussion with the group. "It's good to see so many people here who care about our communities and our province," said Stubbs. While door knocking , Stubbs heard several issues that were on the minds of residents including the need for better access to family doctors, having reasonable class sizes in schools, reliable longterm care for seniors or

the ability to remain at home with supports, and Alberta's increasing debt load. Stubbs pledged her party would balance the budget and eliminate corporate welfare, provide more revenue and authority to local governments, ensure landowner rights are protected, and decentralize health care delivery to ensure more efficiency in the system. Smith, who was elected the leader of the Wildrose Alliance in 2009, referred to Redford's flip-flops, "now seven or eight within as many weeks," as a reason not to trust the new premier. And she mocked Redford's legislation blitz, stating the premier has backtracked on several fronts including her promise to establish a judicial inquiry on health care, set fixed election dates and balance the provin-

cial budget. Plus, new legislation would establish elections every four years between March 1st and May 31st rather than on a fixed date. Smith said this three month window allows the government to pick a date that best suits them. "Actually, it's not a fixed election date law," she said. "The Wildrose Alliance calls it a moving target law." As for landowner rights, Smith said Bill 50 has been changed to allow for a right to appeal the process. "But three more bills need to be repealed," she said, referring to Bills 19, 24 and 36. The Wildrose party has been busy getting prepared for an expected 2012 election. Already 65 candidates are in place with 70 expected to be nominated by the end of the year. The Wildrose seeks

building the central Heartland transmission line with controversial parts of the line buried underground. "It's very clear what needs to be done," she said, "repeal Bill 50 and go back to the former process with an independent needs assessment." Stubbs blamed an "entitled out of touch government," leading to a "system starting to fall apart. And that's why we say we need change." She also advocated for ministerial accountability, including recall legislation. "I can't remember the last time a minister resigned," she said, when caught in an untenable position. When asked if the Alliance would repeal power deregulation introduced by former premier Ralph Klein over a decade ago, Smith said the retail side of the power distribution sys-

democratic reforms including citizen initiatives and referendums. "This is going to transform the way our democracy works," she said. "Albertans are looking for change." Conceding that "trusting a new party is difficult," she pledged: "When we form the next government you will see trust in action. We will honestly and openly address all the problems." Smith also said the eastern and western transmission line projects in the province, before they were suspended by Redford, would have required Albertans "to bear the cost with absolutely no benefit to us." She said: "The transmission lines are so offensive," and the government was overbuilding them so they could export more power. However, she favoured

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Lamont teen fondly recalls memorable experiences at Forum for Young Canadians BY MICHELLE PINON Editor Progressive, young, and vibrant those are just a few of the words I'd use to describe Kaitlyn Lopushinsky. And those were just a few of the words she used to describe what kind of Canada she'd envision if she was the leader of a national political party. The Grade 11 student from Lamont High not only campaigned as a leadership candidate for the Unified Youth Party during her time on Parliament Hill, but quickly won the admiration and votes of fellow participants during the Forum For Canadians political symposium held in Ottawa from Nov.1318th. It was the second trip to Ottawa in two years for Lopushinsky, and another unforgettable experience for the charasmatic, confident, and charming young lady. When she first arrived on Sunday, Nov. 13th she expected to have supper, get orientated, and shown the rooms where they'd be staying. Well, events didn't quite turn out as she had expected. "We went right into election simulation mode," laughed Lopushinsky, who was voted in as one of seven candidates. She chose to run for election as Jack Layton. After garnering the confidence and the necessary amount of signatures, Kaitlyn, referred to as "the girl with the allergies," was voted leader of her group. Then the real work began, as leader of one of the three top political parties, Kaitlyn had to set to work writing an election speech late that evening for the party she would represent, the Unified Youth Party. "I stayed up until 1:30 p.m." Even though she was quite bleary eyed the next day, she delivered a stirring speech to fellow forum candidates. She was the only student to not use a translator, and spoke in French after reciting the English ver-

sion of her speech. Kaitlyn chose to speak in French since Canada is a bilingual country, and because bilingualism is the cornerstone's of the party she represented. "The French speaking candidates were very appreciative of that." Kaitlyn did admit that she was very scared to speak French, since it is not her native tongue;

of the opposite sex. However, the absolute, biggest thrill in Kaitlyn's mind was sitting in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's chair in the House of Commons. Here she thought to herself: "Wow this is amazing! This is where he sits everyday." Definitely, a surreal experience having gone from viewing the Prime Min-

Kaitlyn Lopushinsky sits in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chair in the House of Commons. coupled with the fact she had only taken French classes on and off over the years in school, and most recently taking French 30 via correspondence during evening classes. But her French was excellent, and "luckily;" she finished her speech in just under the three minute mark. Much to her surprise a mock press conference was held. "It was kind of scary. I didn't want to say anything against the party." So the key to the impromptu scrum was to understand the party, and what issues were going on. Fortunately, Kaitlyn knew what the party stood for, and was totally up on current political events. The candidates were then whisked away to City Hall in Gatineau to vote for Prime Minister of Canada. The highlight of this mock election was the fact that Marc Mayrand, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada was on hand to present Kaitlyn, aka Jack Layton, with the certificate. When she went forward to accept the certificate, Kaitlyn said she was "totally not what he was expecting;" because she was a member

ister in his chair during Question Period to actually sitting in his chair. She also sat in the chairs of several other MP's, including local MP Leon Beniot. Another big thrill was watching question period from the gallery. Kaitlyn was definitely enthralled in the debates, and says she learned so much by observing MP's in action. She also said she liked being able to view so many different aspects of government, all the way from clerks to senators. Participants also received a tour of the Governor General's residence, and attended an evening MP banquet. While Benoit could not personally attend the banquet, Kaitlyn did arrange a private meeting with him the following day to personally thank him for recommending that she apply to attend the Forum for Young Canadians. She got to ask Benoit about how politics works within a party, as well as inquiring as to what other programs are available for youth to get involved in. "We talked about our families, and I thanked him for putting my pic-

ture in his pamphlet." Kaitlyn said she truly believes the forum is the best program, and would encourage her peers to participate in it. "It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I've had it twice," added Kaitlyn, who can't express her gratitude often enough. Even though Kaitlyn has her heart set on becoming a pediatrician dermatologist after high school, she wouldn't rule out politics as a second career, later in life. Prior to attending the forum, Kaitlyn was busy brushing up on her political knowledge. "I was worried they would quiz me on everything." She also said, "I wanted to make Lamont look good." Well, she did that and some, earning her way to the top of the political podium.

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Announcements Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Thurs. evening 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Bardo Luthern Church (downstairs) Please use back door. 4737-57 Ave Tofield. For more info. please call: 780-977-0517 17TFN

Card of Thanks The family of the late Susan Ewasiuk would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to our relatives and friends for their condolences following the passing of my wife, our mother and grandmother. Thank you to those that brought food to our houses. Bought floral arrangements, made phone calls, sent sympathy cards or emails and those that made donations in memory of Susan. A special thanks to Reverand Father Slavko Dumec for officiating a beautiful prayer service and funeral service. Also thank you to Park Memorial Vegreville for all your support and guidance during this difficult time. Thank you to St. Mary’s ladies for preparing dinner and looking after lunch for prayer service. Eugene Ewasiuk and Family. C

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16 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In Focus PUBLIC AUCTION

FIRE PERMITS

LAMONT COUNTY Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Lamont County will offer Fire Permit Notification for sale, by public auction, at the Lamont County Council Chambers, 5303 – 50 Avenue, Lamont Alberta Please note that starting December 12, 2011, Fire on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m, the following lands: Permits will now become effective one day after Pt. of Sec. Sec. Twp. Rge. M. Lot Blk Plan Acres C of T they have been issued unless otherwise specified 5 3 425R 082056905 by the Fire Guardian. 6 3 425R 082056905+1 1 9922786 9.09 002362897 1 9321103 8.53 012182021 1 9724044 8.01 972351671 1 2 1749EO 992042278 TAX PENALTIES 2 2 1749EO 992042278+1 Public Notice - Penalties on Taxes NE 32 56 16 4 98.33 072366353 Lamont County Each parcel will be offered for sale subject to a reserve bid, and to the reservations and conditions www.lamontcounty.ca contained in the existing certificate of title. The land is being offered for sale on an “as is, where is” basis, and Lamont County makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as to the existence or adequacy of services, soil conditions, land use districting, building and development conditions, absence Notice is hereby given that on January 1, 2012, a or presence of environmental contamination, or the development ability of the subject land for any 10% penalty will be applied to all outstanding intended use by the purchaser. amounts on the tax roll. Terms: Cash, Certified Cheque or Money Order in full, day of sale. Payments can be made to: Lamont County may, after the public auction, become the owner of any parcel of land that is not sold at Lamont County the public auction. Administration Building The above mentioned listing is subject to change upon payment of all arrears of taxes and costs at any 5303 – 50 Ave. time prior to sale. Lamont, AB, T0B 2R0 Dated at Lamont October 6, 2011 Lamont County accepts Cash, Cheques and Direct Allan Harvey, Chief Administrative Officer Debit. Payments can also be made at most financial institutions or through internet banking.

CALC

HOLIDAY HOURS

Seasons Greetings Lamont County Administration and Public Works offices will be CLOSED December 26 to January 2 inclusive. We will reopen on January 3, 2012.

PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL NOTE FOR LANDOWNERS SUBDIVIDING AN EXISTING YARD SITE If you are applying to subdivide land that includes an existing yard site, please note that there has been amendments made to the Private Sewage Disposal System Regulation AR 229/97 that came into effect in the year 2009 with regards to minimum clearance requirements to property lines.

If an existing yard site is part of your subdivision application, private sewage compliance will be one of the conditions that will have to be met in order to finalize your subdivision process. It will be your responsibility to contact an accredited Safety Codes Officer from The Inspections Group who will conduct an inspection of your private sewage disTAX PROGRAM posal system for a fee at your expense and funds Tax Installment Payment Plan paid to them. The minimum clearance requirements will have to be met in order for the sewage WHAT IS THE TAX INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN? TIPP is a tax installment payment plan by which tax- disposal system to comply with the current payers may pay their property taxes in monthly P.S.D.S. regulations. installments instead of a single payment. For example an “open discharge system” the minWHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF TIPP? Many people find it difficult to make a single large imum clearance requirement is as follows: payment that comes due once a year. Monthly 1) 90m (300 ft.) from the new property lines installments break your property tax bill into small amounts, making it easier to budget. If you still wish to proceed with the subdivision after WHEN DO I APPLY? it was noted at the time of inspection that the priPrior to December 31st, Payments cannot begin part vate sewage disposal on your existing yard site way though the year. does not comply/or does not meet the clearance HOW ARE PAYMENTS CALCULATED? requirements, you will have to rectify the non-comJanuary – May payments are calculated by taking pliance in order to meet the condition requirements the previous year’s tax levy divided by 12. of the subdivision process: The monthly payment is adjusted in June to compensate for the current year’s tax levy. The current i.e. You will have to install or upgrade to a new priyear’s levy, less payments made, is divided by 7 to vate sewage disposal system at your expense. calculate the monthly payment for June-December. Private sewage disposal has to be taken into conPayments are withdrawn from your bank account on sideration when an existing yard site is part of your the 15th of every month. Once you have signed up subdivision application. for the Payment Plan you are automatically enrolled For more information please contact The each year. Inspections Group at 780-454-5048 or the More information & Application Forms are available Planning & Development Department at Lamont at our office and on our website at www.lamontcounty.ca (click on County Services, Financial Services & County at 780-895-2233.

Happy Holidays!

SPRING TUNE UP

Taxation, Payments).

PHONE: (780) 895-2233 FAX: (780) 895-7404

www.lamontcounty.ca

TOLL FREE: 1-877-895-2233 EMAIL: info@lamontcounty.ca


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