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8, No. 13 Tuesday, February 2013 Vol. Vol. 7, No. 2, Tuesday, November 8, 5, 2011
Illegal donation returned by PC’s Local assoc. gives cheque back Michelle Pinon Editor
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Three heads are better than one. Maybe four heads in the case of this team which was competing in the annual Lamont Mens Bonspiel during the past weekend.
Lamont council discusses capital projects Michelle Pinon Editor Lamont town council recently held a special meeting with its engineer Bob Hannewich to discuss capital projects. Of the five projects, two were approved in last year's budget. The Lagoon expansion, along with upgrades to the lane between 50 A Avenue and 54 Avenue were previously
approved. Sandi Maschmeyer, acting chief administrative officer, told council an environmental assessment is required for the site to ensure the lagoon expansion area is not classified as a wetland. "Alberta Environment requires this assessment prior to any development." As far as upgrades to the lane between 50 A Avenue and 54 Avenue
may require gas line and Telus cable relocation reported Maschmeyer. "We have contacted the utility companies and are working with them to determine costs for the possible relocates. Also as discussed, because of grade issues, this reconstruction to the lane may improve but not totally resolve the drainage issues that presently exist." Also included on the
list of capital projects are roadway upgrades for 50 Avenue between 48 and 44 Street, 51 Avenue between 54 and 48 Street, as well as water and waste water lines across Highway 15. Further discussions regarding the capital projects will continue in the future as the budget nears finalization in the coming months.
Findings and decisions of investigations of Elections Alberta were recently released with one of the infractions coming from Mackenzie County which made a donation of $525 to the Fort SaskatchewanVegreville PC C o n s t i t u e n c y Association. Glenn Hennig, President of the Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville PC Constituency Association, clarified how the situation occurred. “Our constituency 2011 golf tournament committee immediately flagged the cheque from Mackenzie County and sent it back. “During the summer, Mackenzie County resent the cheque to us again. One of our volunteers,, (not connected with the golf tournament), received, deposited and dutifully recorded it with PC Alberta for the taxation receipt purposes. “When I heard of it I reviewed our 2011 golf tournament information and could not find that donation or the names of the individuals who attended the event listed as we sent the money back and I disputed it with Elections Alberta. But I was wrong. I was
certain we hadn’t chased that cheque, having initially sent it back.” Hennig also said he didn’t know why Mackenzie County reissued the cheque, but that it wasn’t the first time the association has returned cheques from prohibited corporations. In fact, according to documents obtained from Elections Alberta, during 2010 and 2011 there were 45 documented violations from prohibited corporations, including municipalities and educational institutions, under the Elections Act. The local PC association returned the second cheque, and as for Mackenzie County it was ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $262.50 for the infraction. That same municipality also paid an administrative penalty for a prohibited contribution of $125 made out to the Dunvegan-Central Peace PC Constituency Association. The county also paid the administrative penalty of $62.50 for that infraction. During 2010 and 2011 a grand total of $20,235 in prohibited contributions were made and a total of $6,596.25 in penalties doled out. Cont’d on Page 10
2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 5, 2013
School principal brightens way for youth with cancer Michelle Pinon Editor
Sven Danzinger is sporting fluorescent pink hair these days. Itâ€™s not because he wants to make a fashion statement. Itâ€™s because he wants to throw his support behind a unique fundraiser called Hair Massacure. â€œThis is the sixth or seventh time Iâ€™m participating in the Hair Massacure.â€? This yearâ€™s event in Edmonton will be held on Feb. 15th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace.
â€œAs I learned more about pediatric cancer and how serious it is, I became more and more convinced that I needed to help the cause.â€? â€œ I originally got involved because my oldest son Matthew had participated the year before and after learning more about what the cause is, that is the charities that benefit, I wanted to show my support as well.â€? The fundraiser is in support of the Stollery Childrenâ€™s Hospital (Pediatric Oncology research), the Northern Alberta Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Ronald McDonald House of Northern, Central, and Southern Alberta.
â€œAs I learned more about pediatric cancer and how serious it is, I became more and more convinced that I needed to help the cause. I am very blessed that I have not had to endure cancer, nor have my wife or children. However, we have very close friends where both the dad and eldest daughter had cancer. When the daughter was in the Stollery I was able to see first hand how much children are hurt by this terrible disease. It saddens me greatly when those who need our help the most, namely children, are affected by cancer. The treatments are often painful and can themselves have serious effects.â€? Danzinger, who is the principal of Bruderheim School, has been very touched by the support he has received to date. â€œMy goal this year is $500, and Iâ€™m already part way there. Iâ€™ve had people I barely know walk up to me and give me money. Iâ€™ve had parents sponsor me and some staff as well.â€? He is also hoping that next year some Bruderheim students may be interested in participating in the annual fundraiser as well. â€œI did not announce that I was doing this ahead of time. When I taught at Westboro, three girls in my class participated as well, and two shaved their heads completely! Maybe if a few students participate, maybe we could even have a head shave right in the school.â€? According to the Hair Massacure website, other particpating cities will include: Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Red Deer and Calgary. â€œOur aim is to inspire every man, woman, and child to recognize the urgency of the decline in health in our youth and make necessary steps in making a difference.â€? Donations for Hair Massacure can be made either online or in person at the school office as Danzinger has donation sheets available.
Sven Danzinger sports a bright pink hair do in support of the pediatric oncology research at the Stollery Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
Local resident receives Lt.Governorâ€™s Award Michelle Pinon Editor
John Chomiak jokes that it is his staff and clients who make him look good; but the Lamont area resident and engineer has earned all of the accolades that have come his way. His most recent award comes from the Consulting Engineers of Alberta to recognize a lifetime of contribution, professionalism and leadership in the consulting engineering industry as well as making a con-
Lamont area resident John Chomiak was presented the Lieutenant Governorâ€™s Award for Distinguished Achievement on Jan. 26th in Edmonton. Chomiak, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hemisphere Engineering Inc., was recognized for his lifetime of contribution, professionalism and leadership in the consulting engineering industry as well as making a contribution to the community through volunteer activities.
tribution to the community through volunteer activities. The Lieutenant Governorâ€™s Award for D i s t i n g u i s h e d Achievement was presented on Jan.26th in Edmonton. â€œI feel humbled with the fact that my peers are recognizing me in this fashion. It means a lot to me from the fact that I was and am surrounded with people who make our company and me look great. â€œ He was also proud to share the honour with his wife Cathie, and
daughters Christine, Darlene, and Karen. â€œThank you all for your love and support over the years.â€? Chomiak also thanked the talented and amazing crew he works with on a daily basis. â€œI have a special thank you to two special people who helped to build our company, and brough out the best in everyone around them - including me. He thanked office manager Sally Marsden and assistant Barb ZadeckiMantai. â€œIâ€™m grateful to Hemisphereâ€™s clients,
whose trust and confidence are at the heart of our success.â€? He also singled out his mentor, the late Erik Hedegaard â€œwho took me under his wing on my first day at Hemisphere-half a century ago.â€? Chomiak went onto state: â€œAs a long time Rotarian, Iâ€™m proud to say that whatever I build - in my personal life, or as Hemisphereâ€™s CEO - I follow the Rotary principles of truth, fairness, goodwill, and benefits to all concerned.â€?
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