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Mundare’s seventh annual Ukrainian Music Workshop was a hit with young and old as participants of all ages travelled from across the region to attend the one day workshop on March 10th. It also featured an evening concert which garnered approximately 180 people. The event was organized by Charlie and Debbie Gargus, and had several top notch instructors on hand to offer expert advice and skills training.

Mundare’s Ukrainian Music Workshop infuses cultural flavour and fellowship BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

There was a time Holly and Benjamin Christiani performed exclusively for their bubba and guido. And while their grandparents Bill and Nancy Holowaychuk were in the audience last Saturday night to hear participants of Mundare’s Ukrainian Music Workshop, they reached about 180 other people. Holly and Benjamin were special guests during the evening concert because they have been attending the annual workshop since its inception seven years ago. Holly, 14, and Benjamin, 12, had nothing but praise for organizers Charlie and Debby

Gargus. Classically Ukrainian music. One of shop as a “complete trained musicians, the their major influences bombardment” of inforis Metro mation and culture, and Christiani’s says the one musically, day workshop is one of Radomsky, from the have enjoyed the chance the highlight’s of the year. “It’s great to be immersed in the culture,” says Holly, who describes the event as refreshing and vibrant, and a great opportunity to expand their repertoire. Every summer the Christiani’s stay at their grandparents summer home in Mundare. Besides experiencing rural farm life, the sib- Holly and Benjamin Christiani were some of the outstanding lings get to learn formers who participated in the seventh annual workshop. more about their grand- Wostok area. to hone their skills. parents, their lives, and While both kids enjoy Holly plays the vioculture. “Sometimes they classical music, they also lin, while Benjamin plays sing songs for us,” adds have developed a love the violin and piano Holly. Other times, they for Ukrainian music, her- accordian. Fellow accorspend time listening to itage, and cuisine. They dian player Donna Bill’s vast collection of both describe the work- Armfelt, had nothing but

praise for her workshop commrade. Even though Armfelt has been playing piano accordian for more than 50 years, it was the first time in her life the Vegrevillle area resident has ever had a formal lesson. As to why she registered for the workshop, the petite grandmother says, “I though it would be a nice way to meet people and learn something.” Armfelt not only learned a few per- things, she taught a few things to several other participants in the class she was in. Armfelt says she was “just mesmerized” by the accordian, and couldn’t help but pick up the instrument that his dad

had stored under the bed in case they were short a player in his Ukrainian band. It was only a couple of years later that she went on the road with the band. At 14 years of age, standing for 10 hours on a Saturday night was gruelling. “I had blisters on my wrist, and shoulders,” added Armfelt, whose pain seemed to diminish as the she “got into the music.” It’s Clayton Hutscal’s second year on the accordian, and he said he thoroughly enjoyed Ihor Nedoshytko’s class. Altogether there were 40 participants in six classes, and undoubtedly many of them will be returning to Mundare next spring for another Ukrainian workshop.


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Kalyna Country Festival performers display impressive musical talents during Highlights Concert at St. Michael

The performers and winners of the Kalyna Festival held March 4-6th at St. Michael Recreation Centre. A special highlights concert was held on March 11th that featured 22 performances. Watch for a special pullout in the March 20th edition of the Lamont Leader. Photo by Judy Taylor NEED BOXES? We have a small quanitity of boxes suitable for packing books or other heavy objects available

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Town of Lamont staff were busy packing boxes late llast week for their upcoming move to the new Civic Centre. Pictured from left to right are: Betty Malica, Phyllis Anger, Sandi Maschmeyer, and Robert Mu. Their new diggs will be open to the public beginning on March 15th.

Lamont residents to mark Queen's Diamond Jubilee BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

Lamont may very well be hosting a community wide tea party the likes of which no one has ever seen. In commemoration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the town will be hosting events this summer, thanks in part to $1,000 in funding it recently approved by the federal government. Last Tuesday, Leon Benoit, MP for Vegreville-Wainwright announced that residents in Lamont will be able to mark Her Majesty's

Diamond Jubillee, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne as Queen of Canada, thanks to investments from the Government of Canada. "Lamont is known to be a town with a proud sense of tradition and history. I am not surprised to see this involvement from the good people of this community. Well done Lamont! I look forward to the celebration," stated Benoit. As to the particulars of the celebration, the town's financial officer Robert Mu, says nothing

firm has been decided to date, but that he is thinking of someway of involving school students in the celebration. Mu says the celebration, in whatever shape or form it takes on is a great opportunity for residents in the community to mark the historic milestone and gather together. Mu, applied on behalf of the town for funding, and felt it was a good opportunity to take advantage of funding and provide educational and social opportunities for all residents to partake in.

SKATIN’ TO THE RHYTHUM March 18, 2012 2:00 p.m. Lamont Arena Come out and see all the successes the club has had throught the year, and cheer on the young stars of the future! Guest Skaters Grayson Rosen - Novice Mens Sarah Eastwood - Pre Novice Womens


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Eyewitness recalls landing and fall-out of a famous Bruderheim Meteorite 52 years ago BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

There is a real sense of history on the Broda family farm. So, it's only fitting that an unforgettable moment in history was being revisited with the last remaining eyewitness to the Bruderheim Meteorite that landed near the farm 52 years ago. On March 4, 1960, the future Mrs. Broda was over at her fiance's uncle's home northeast of the community, when the sky turned a brillant shade of red, the ground shook violently, the foundation of the house started to quake, and the windows rattled incessantly. "The sky was bright red," says Mrs. Broda, who witnessed the fireball between 7 and 7:30 p.m. that evening. An ear piercing "shh sound" akin to a mega watt whistling tea kettle could be heard not only on the Broda farm, but for miles around, and hundreds of miles away with reports of the sound being reported as far away as the Rocky Mountains. The blazing fireball was travelling so fast, Mrs. Broda says they

could hardly keep track of its dissent. When they felt it was safe enough to venture outside they travelled to where the meteorite had landed.

also very careful not to touch the meteorite after it cooled off. The next morning Nick Broda took the specimen to the local

hundreds of curious collectors, Broda says a neighbour Fred Krys offered $250 for another chunk of the meteorite. Most of the fragments

Some of the specimens from the Bruderheim Meteorite are currently on display at the University of Alberta’s downtown campus until March 31st. She recalls there was about 10 below, and there was between four to six feet of snow on the ground as they walked towards the landing site with pail and shovel in hand to collect the specimen which weighed around 30 kilograms. The group of three were cautious, before deciding lifting the rock into a metal five gallon pail. "We stood back because we thought it would explode...We didn't know what it was or where it came from." So the Brodas kept an eye on the rock for two to three hours. They were

agricultural fieldman in Lamont. From there, it was taken to the University of Alberta in Edmonton, which confirmed the find was that of a meteorite. So after the extraordinary discovery was broadcast on the radio and on television, Broda says chaos ensued. "That day it went on the air waves and sound waves, and the next day everyone came from all over to see the meteor." Vehicles lined both sides of the field, says Broda, as they watched from inside the house. Before the invasion of

were recovered by Stan Walker and Ty Balacko, who mapped and collected a total of 155 pounds of the meteorite, which were later made available to the U of A as the

nucleus of a collection. Mrs. Broda believes the vast majority of curiousity seekers were motivated by money, and she doesn't know what if anything was recovered during frequent trips to the field in the weeks and months following the life changing event. Now, modern day scavengers have the opportunity to see 10 specimens of the Bruderheim meteorite that are on display until March 31st in the Cool Stuff Exhibit at Enterprise Square (the U of A's downtown campus at 10230 Jasper Avenue). The exhibit is open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mrs. Broda says they

used to revisit the landing site every year on its anniversary until vandels destroyed much of the property a couple of years ago. She is fearful that vandelism will happen again, and that is why she is leary about having a news article published. A shudder of fear still goes up her spine as her eyes brim with tears. Mrs. Broda is glad that pieces of history will be on display, and available for viewing, but as to whether she will attend the exhibit in person, remains to be seen; but having lived through the original event, the display may pale in comparison to the memories of that cold March night when they caught a glimpse of their miraculous falling star.

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Opinion

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Who’s being duped? Duped? After 13 years, and many legal stumbling blocks, a class action suit is finally before the courts. A large contingent of Quebec residents, who turned into chronic smokers, contend they were duped into the habit by three of the world's largest tobacco manufacturers. The companies, contend the people knew full well the risks associated with smoking yet continued smoking. Lifestyle choice turned addiction? Perhaps. While the health effects have even been deadly, smoking was still a conscious choice made by those residents, they were not forced into buying that first pack of smokes, or lighting up for the first time. Likewise, should I sue Cadbury or a variety of other cholatiers because I am addicted to the sweet confection. No, I know, I'm going to file a lawsuit against Lay's Potato Chips because I can't get my hand out of the bag of salty and savoury goodness? Tanning beds, pornography, alcohol, drugs, video games, etc. where does it all start or end? Is there really that much to ponder when evidence is overwhelming. The list could go on and on, but in my mind, what it comes down to is accountability and responsibility. One could argue that that's up to each and every individual to face the music. Others argue that provocative enticement coupled with misleading advertising wielded by unscrupulous companies are to blame. When do you start pointing the finger inward instead of outward? Then again, when there is a quick buck to pay, it just may pay off to go after someone else's pocketbook. Or is it simply a matter of getting justice? Life is about choices and for those that have started smoking, or any addiction for that matter, they made that choice. How can a person hold someone else accountable for their own actions and decisions? Of course, that is what addicts are known for, blaming others. There are estimates that it could take up to a year to hear all the testimony of the complainants. I wonder what the cost will be to the judicial system, let alone taxpayers, or perhaps the tobacco companies? I guess time will only tell. MICHELLE PINON AND TRACY HARDING

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Letter to the Editor Canadians paid their income in 2011 to the government until June 6 on average Calculated by The Fraser Institute, Tax Freedom Day (TFD) in Alberta this year landed on May 18, two days later than in 2010. Nationally TFD was June 6, 2011. TFD is the day of the year that you stop working for the government, on average, and begin the remainder of 2011

began working for your self. Prior to those dates, which vary from province to province, the average Canadian was putting every dollar they earned into paying for the multiple levels of government in this country. As the economy improved in 2011, and incomes jumped, the

government benefitted with an even larger share of your wealth thus the extra two days it took to pay their share of the average Canadian's income. It was noted by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation that despite 42.6 per cent of the average Canadian's income going to one form of gov-

ernment or another the feds want more. In 201112 the Federal Government is projected to borrow $36.2 billion. It is projected that without this borrowing, and with the present budget, Canadians would be having to earn income for another 16 days to June 22 for TFD.

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Sports Athlete of the week Passionate player Cole Goodman leaves his heart on the court every time BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

Cole Goodman's favourite aspect of the game of basketball is his coach Lance Goudie. "He's so much fun!" says Goodman, who began playing basketball two years ago, at Andrew School. Goodman has also earned high praise from Goudie who describes the 13-year-old guard as a "highly involved team player", who is always looking to improve his game. Goodman says he's a highly competitive player, and is told to "cool down" at times as the

Lakers host home tourney Members of the Lamont Lakers junior and senior squads held their annual iinvitational tournament March 2 and 3rd. There was plenty of exciting action and many memorable moments for the players as well as coach Scott Drebit. This past weekend the teams were on the road for playdowns.

drive, excitement, and adrenaline can make him highly emotional. Being passionate about the sport is not a negative thing, but Goodman has to try to keep himself in check when things get intense on the court. Goudie says Goodman continually challenges himself and is always looking for ways to improve. Goodman's greatest strength, in his opinion, is speed, and he loves outmaneuvering opponents and making outstanding passing plays. Number six plays on both the junior and senior basketball teams at

Andrew School, and says the challenge is to try an adjust to the different sized basketballs between the two levels. The pace and size difference are two other factors, but Goodman always factors into the play, and is most valued by Goudie for his contributions to both teams. Goodman loves playing volleyball almost as much as basketball, and soon will be taking to the court to start badminton soon. He is a willing participant in many sports, and is definitely making his mark no matter what sport he's playing.

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Bison from Elk Island released onto Montana prairie reserve

Photo taken by Katy Tesson A total of 71 bison from Elk Island National Park were released into the wild of the American Prairie Reserve in Montana on March 8th. BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

The real McCoy. That's what Elk Island National Park (EINP) offers in terms of wild, genetically pure bison, and the offering of 71 calves to the American Prairie Reserve, came to completition last Thursday when they were finally released after months of quarantine. EINP Superintendent Stephen Flemming said the transfer of the bison "is a real source of pride" for himself and park staff who care for manage the current herd of 550 bison. "Today, kind of marks the milestone of the bison being finally released in the wilds of Montana." The release, held on March 8th,

marks a historic homecoming for these bison as their ancestors, part of the Pablo-Allard herd, were sold to the Canadian government in 1906. According to the American Prairie Reserve, (APR), the Pablo-Allard herd was among the last free roaming herds that once roamed the Great Plains. Only an estimated 500,000 bison remain in North America today. Of these, less than four per cent live in conservation herds. "We knew from the beginning that returning bison to the land would be an important step in restoring the reserve's full biodiversity," stated Sean Gerrity, APR's President. "When the Canadian government purchased the herd, it helped the species survive near extinction. Now we are bringing them

back to help restore a complete grassland ecosystem." The bison are the same as they were hundred's of years ago, adds Flemming, who expects around 100 more calves to be born between May and August of this year, and some of those to be transferred elsewhere in the future. The park is seen as a recovery source, says Flemming, and off-spring have been transferred to other parks in Canada, the United States, and Russia in recent years. He expects that practice to continue, as well as the continued growth of the iconic animal. In addition to representing a historic milestone, the homecoming is important scientifically and genetically, according to the APR. "The Elk Island

bison herd is highly regarded in conservation circles because it is the only source herd for bison reintroduction efforts that is proven to be free of cattle gene introgression, a rare distinction that relates to widespread attempts to breed bison with cattle. APR is building a non-introgressed herd to preserve a scarce genetic resource, and to avoid any deleterious effects that cattle genes may have on bison, such as altered metabolic rates, reduced fertility or changes in behaviour." APR first introduced bison to Montaina's norther plans with 16 animals in 2005. The bison that were released will join a herd of 140 bison that already roam the reserve among pronghorn, deer, elk, prairie dogs and a diversity of grassland birds.

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Lamont Pee Wee Hawks earn right to compete in upcoming provincial hockey championships BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

Members of the Lamont Peewee Hawks hockey team has earned the right to compete in the provincial championship in Black Diamond this weekend. Coach Brent Marler told the Lamont Leader that it is “rare to make it to provincials,” but this will be the second year in a row that Lamont will be representing zone two. “These are the best teams in Alberta,” said Marler, who admits he was pleasantly surprised to have made it to the finals again this year. Marler said the players have been working hard throughout the season and have been consistently improving their game. Since the end of January, the Hawks have been competiting in zone playdowns. The team beat Mannville in the first two game series, earning the team a bye into the final where they faced Smoky Lake and beat them by a score of 12-2. The Hawks will be competing against six other zones in the province along with the host team. Marler said the teams are divided into two pools, and the top two teams will play for gold on Sunday. Marler expects the level of play to continue to intensify during the course of the tournament, but he feels the players are more than up for the challenge. Several of the players were on last year’s squad that claimed the provincial championship, and that experience could factor into play and work to the team’s advantage. “The Lamont teams have only won two provincial championships in the past. The Lamont Peewee’s won last year and Lamont Atom’s won in 2007. It is quite an accomplishment to go to the final tournament, let alone win it,” added Marler. The Hawks are definitely in it to win it, and wished good luck by friends and family as well as members of the community.

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Dave Wilchak, left, recently went over some of the finer points of curling with a few members of the Lamont Junior Curling Club. Fifty youth between the ages of six and 17 years having been learning the sport in Lamont.

Lamont youth learning the popular game of curling BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

Dave Wilchak doesn’t know whether he or the kids have had more fun this curling season? Either way, they have all had a blast teaching and learning and sharing their time and talents as well as their burgeoning love of Canada’s most endearing winter sport. Wilchak, along with the other volunteers are also helping to ensure the continuation of the sport in the community and long-term viability of the Lamont Curling Club. “It’s nice to see the

younger generation coming up.” Wilchak feels the youth will be able to keep the club strong and vibrant for years to come. Since Wilchak took over leadership of the junior curling club five years ago, the number of youth has increased from 30 to 50 members. He attributes most of the club’s success to the large contingent of volunteers who are always willing to lend their support. Wilchak’s voice reverberates with excitement. “I just love coaching.” He derives a great

sense of satisfaction from witnessing the steady improvements of his young charges during the course of the season. “It makes you feel good.” He’s also hoping when he reaches the armchair skip stage, to see Lamont curlers competing at the school and provincial levels as well as perhaps representing the country on the international stage. No matter where the sport takes the kids in the future they will have great memories of the “roaring game” to look back on.

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Wildcats display prowess on basketball court to win Hoops Invitational tourney BY MICHELLE PINON Editor Home court advantage may have worked in the Andrew Wildcats’ favour as the boys team captured first place during their two day Hoops Invitational Basketball Tournament March 9 and 10th. “All of the Andrew players were instrumental in the win,” said athletic director Cory Kokotailo, as the Wildcats beat the squad from Rudolph Hennig by a score of 42-33. It was the second time that day, (Saturday), the Wildcats had played Rudolph Hennig. The first time they met, Rudolph Hennig had edged the Wildcats. “The boys started the weekend Friday with a win over Lamont, and then moved on to defeat Mundare on Saturday morning before losing

the last round robin game to Rudolph Hennig. The boys then came up against the same Rudolph Hennig team in the final, and came out victorious this time!” Kokotailo said the players refused to quit, and had some “great games” by starters like Taylor Kucharski, Brylan Kolotylo, and Cole Goodman, along with a great supporting cast.” Some of the highlights of the weekend, included beating out rivals from Mundare and Lamont, added Kokotailo. The Wildcats girls team won the consolation side of the tournament beating Mundare in the final game. “This was another big win as Mundare finished first in the girls league, and the girls will need to compete with them possibly

down the road for supremacy in the EIPS (Elk Island Public School) league. Kokotailo said the community was out in full support of the teams, and spent two days cheering on both Wildcat teams. “It was a great weekend of very competitive games, and a wonderful brush up for the junior high teams heading into playoffs this week.” He wanted to thank the graduation class for running the concession, all the staff of Andrew School who donated time to supervise, and community members who came out to support the teams. The Hoops Invitational will be an annual event at Andrew School, and he is looking forward to the second instalment next March.

Guard Cole Goodman dribbles down the court during a game against Rudolph Hennig. The Wildcats went onto win their invitational tournament on home court.

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Town of Bruderheim’s social media contest winners claim high tech prizes at office BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

While face to face communication remains a necessity, the growing merits and wider spread usage of social media is starting to have an impact locally and further afield. Social media bridges generational gaps and reaches a broad audience, and Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch says there is a growing number of people who use email, go on Facebook and flick through Twitter. The town recently held a social media contest, and has 101 twitter followers and 86 Facebook fans. Late last week the winners of the contest were declared. Bruderheim resident Erin Lewis and Sherwood Park resident Matthew White won an iPad and an eReader respectively. “ I am very happy with the results of the Town of Bruderheim social media contest. Would our council liked to have seen more folks sign up, sure. I believe it is a great start.” He also feels the town’s website is a great communication tool, too. According to Jill Yanch, website and communications specialist, the reach was nearly 300 people last week, due to people sharing what was posted. “And while we have 100 followers on Twitter, one of our tweets last week was shared with over 1,500 people, thanks to our retweets.” Both Yanch and Hauch believe getting on board with social media is a great step in the direction of improved communication. “I personally use the different social media tools that are available; i.e. Twitter, Facebook, email in my role as Mayor. I find that not all folks use electronic social media tools, so a person still has to go out and talk to people face to face as that in my humble opinion, is still the best form of communication.”

Matthew White of Sherwood Park won an eReader while Erin Lewis of Bruderheim won an iPad in the social media contest sponsored by the Town of Bruderheim. You can follow Mayor Karl Hauch on Twitter.

Fatal collision on Highway 16 Accident claims two lives road, around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. "The two occupants in one of the trucks, a male and female, were pronounced deceased at the scene." Police confirmed both occupants were not wearing seat belts at the time of the collision, and were ejected from the motor vehicle. The driver and lone occupant of the other vehicle, a 27-year-old male from Tofield, was

Chipman Fire Rescue and Lamont and Tofield Emergency Services responded to a double fatality motor vehicle collision on Highway 16 just west of the entrance to Elk Island National Park March 7th. According to Fort Saskatchewan RCMP two pick up trucks had been traveling westbound on Highway 16 when they collided, forcing both vehicles off the

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Community building workshop well attended BY MICHELLE PINON Editor Who knows? “If you throw a rock in the water how far the ripple will go,” commented Wayne Schoepp, President of the Bruderheim Agricultural Society, during a short break in the community building workshop March 9th. Schoepp said the idea of hosting the event is to get people talking, networking, sharing ideas and resources, and devising ways of cultivating relationships among friends, family members, co-workers, and volunteers in various community groups. “The intent here is to have some fun, do some networking, and explore how we relate to each other,” added Schoepp. More than 60 Bruderheim and area residents attended the community building session that was led by facilitator Brad Kotowich, a human resources expert, who specializes in professional development and leadership training. Kotowich, head of the Focused Leadership Group, works with corporate, non-profit, government, and communities across Alberta, brought his special brand of humour, insights, stories, and invaluable information to participants. The personable Kotowich had participants laughing and poking fun at each other even before the session started. There was no such thing as tension as participants easily came out of their shells to share their own quips, insights and experiences, during the course of the two hour session. Kotowich said during his introduction that the

whole idea behind the session is to help people build relationships and keep communities strong. “I want you to learn how to communicate better; even with your own families. “I get the opportunity to poke fun at you, but I give you the priveledge of poking fun back at me.” Kotowich said he wanted to leave participants with “tangible” things they could take home with them. To that end, he supplied participants with the basics of opposite strengths, individual tendencies, and how they affect themselves and others around them. “I hope you will leave with a little bit more knowledge in your tool box.” He focused on people’s intentions versus other people’s intentions, and how 50 per cent of people see you differently that you see yourself, and how that creates conflict in daily life. Participants were asked key questions via handouts, and from there were able to determine which key strengths they possess, what tendencies each of those strengths have, and how they affect each person individually as well as other people collectively. Various examples, and scenarios were played out during the evening, and participants got to hear as well as see how dynamics, traits, tendencies, and strengths play out and off of each other. Schoepp agreed that the best learning environment involves humour, and he was pleased to see how things went, how the information was presented, and the hope he carries with him for enhanced relationships and possible new partnerships in the future. Schoepp was pleased to have representation from

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Human resources specialist Brad Kotowich poses with Cody Schoepp, one of about 60 people who participated in a community building workshop recently. four neighbouring agricultural societies, as well as various other businesses, community groups, and local residents. He was pleased to see people between the ages of 15 and 85 in attendance. Schoepp believes the workshop could have long lasting results, and he hopes the agricultural society will be able to offer more of these types of sessions to Bruderheim and area residents in the future. The challenge in any organization is how to keep everyone turned on, added Schoepp, but he is hoping the session will help bridge the generational gaps in addition to making volunteers make the most of their strengths, and help them realize how their words and actions impact each other and how that affects their overall success.

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Each parcel is being offered for sale on an “as is, where is” basis, and the Town of Mundare makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as to the adequacy of services, soil conditions, land use districting, building and development conditions, absence or presence of environmental contamination, or the developability of the parcels for any intended use by the purchaser. The Town of Mundare may, after the public auction, become the owner of any parcel of land not sold at the public auction. Terms: Cash or certified cheque, a 10% deposit with the balance due within 20 days of the date of the public auction. Redemption may be affected by payment of all arrears of taxes and costs at any time prior to the sale. Dated at Mundare, Alberta, March 12, 2012 Colin Zyla, C.A.O.


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Wildrose candidate Shannon Stubbs doing her best to earn trust and confidence of local voters BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

It is a bright sunny afternoon when Shannon Stubbs enters the Lamont Leader office. Her disposition is just as cheerful as the weather, and the perky political candidate for the Wildrose Party's Fort Saskatchewan- Vegreville constituency is bubbling over with excitement at the prospect of returning to her old stomping grounds. For the petite 32-yearold, returning to her former junior and senior high school in Lamont brings back a flood of memories, and she reflects on her time in the hallowed halls and serving as student council president. Stubbs, the eldest of five children, was raised on a farm near Chipman, and she also recalls the trips she made into the village via horseback to visit friends, and attending elementary school in the small community located approximately 11 kilometres east of Lamont. She remembers her mom fighting to keep the doors of the school open when she was in Grade 6. Stubbs says she better

understands the dynamics of school and commu-

and contribute." Even though Shan-

Shannon Stubbs in front of Lamont High School. nity, and the value of public service thanks to her mom Kim and her dad Bruce. "Whether we were involved in 4-H, the Lamont Christmas Hamper, getting involved in local issues like landowners concerns about landfill proposals for the area, my family emphasized political and community involvement, and politics was always discussed around the supper table. "My paternal grandmother was a mayor, my maternal great aunt served a term as an MP, and my mom was a school trustee while I was in high school, so I've always believed that public service is important, and is a way to give back to communities

non is disappointed to see a vacant lot where the Chipman School once stood, she is happy to meet up with her former school bus driver John Stribling on main street near the Chipman Hall. Stribling, who served as mayor for more than 20 years, obviously holds a special place in Stubbs’ heart as they affectionately hug each other upon greeting; and it doesn't take long before the two of them are fully engaged in a spirited conversation. No topic is off limits as they chew the fat

about a number of current and relevant issues. Drinking and driving, the gun registry, pipelines, transmission lines, and power rates, are just a few of the topics verbally bandied around. What quickly emerges during the course of their conversation is that politics comes as natural as breathing to Stubbs, who later points out that most of the topics she and Stribling were dis-

Saturdays, and we have knocked on thousands of doors in Lamont, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville, Bruderheim, Mundare and Tofield during Shannon Stubbs cussing are exactly what's on the minds of other residents in the constituency that she has been meeting with both formally and informally in recent months. Stubbs was nominat-

Annual General Meeting

The family of Kevin Drolet would like to sincerely thank all of our family and friends for their support during the loss of Kevin. You have all touched us deeply by your support. Thank you for the flowers, phone calls, food, cards and donations. We coiuld not have gotten through this time without all of your support. Fromm thee familyy off Kevinn Drolet

the past year." She also attends as many events as possible. Both Stubbs and Wildrose leader Danielle Smith have jointly visited the con-

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ed as the Wildrose candidate for this constituency back in the fall of 2010. "With volunteers, I door knock three or four evenings a week and on

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The Lamont Leader ALL CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PREPAID BEFORE INSERTION For your convenience we accept cash, cheque, Mastercard, VISA and Interac. CLASSIFIED RATE $10.75 minimum for first 25 words, plus .54 GST, total $11.29. and 39¢ per extra word. Customers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of repeat ads. For bolding add an extra $5 LEGAL NOTICE RATES 74¢ per agate line, plus GST. DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISING IS FRIDAY by 5 p.m. All advertising is subject to the approval of the Editor/Publisher. Phone: 780-662-4046 Fax: 780662-3735. Email: tofieldmercury@gmail.com

Announcements Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Thurs. evening 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Bardo Lutheran Church (downstairs) Please use back door. 473757 Ave Tofield. For more info. please call: 780-977-0517 17TFN

Coming Events Roundhill Easter Market Monday, March 19th 5 - 7 pm. For tables call Terry at 780-672-6068 ctm28&29 ____________________________ 2012 Annual Women’s Conference Thursday, April 19th from 9:00 4:30 at the Killam Community Hall Tickets are $50 before April 1st and $60 after. If you are new to Flagstaff County, within the last year, we invite you to join us for FREE. Call Val at 780-385-3712 for more information or to purchase your ticket. This conference is brought to you by Flagstaff Community Adult Learning and Flagstaff Family Community Services. Note: If anyone would like to have a trade table at the conference please call Val at 780-385-3712 to book your table. Cost: $60 - includes 1 table and full participation in the conference. (Vendors will be chosen on a first come first serve basis) 28-31 pcp ____________________________ One Night Only QED performs at the Tofield Hotel at 9:30 pm $5 cover at the door on St. Patrick's Day March 17th, 2012. Canada’s Best Rock c29 ____________________________ You are cordially invited to join friends and family in celebrating the 60th Wedding Anniversary of Cornie and Susie Warkentin on March 31 from 2-4 pm (with program) at the Tofield Mennonite Church, 4619 - 57 Ave. Tofield. No gifts please. c29-31 ____________________________ The Family of Hank and Vicky Field invite you to an open house to celebrate their 80th birthdays at the Bruce Community Centre Sunday March 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. No gifts please. wr29 Class 1 driver moving to Tofield mid

Employment Wanted April. Looking for local work. Gravel, deck, van and bulk. Home nights, Darrell 780-270-4041 p29

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Tofield Bottle Depot looking for part and full time help. Please bring resume to depot. 5304 56th St. ptm28&29 ____________________________ Plant Operator req for terminal near Ft Sask. Duties include loading chemical trucks, operating rail and plant equipment. Must be able to work outdoors, shift work with flexible schedule and overtime as required. Require grade 12, Fourth class Power Engineering ticket and process plant experience. Send resume via fax 780-483-7442 or email hr@revtechinter.com 1128&29 ____________________________ Experienced Farm equipment operator with welding experience. Haybines / Balers. Seasonal, Approx. 6 months. Pay $13.50 per hour. English or Spanish. R&B available. Reply to starabfarms@yahoo.com ll28&29 ____________________________ Sunshine Playground Equipment is hiring a FT shop assistant / playground installer. Pay depends on exp. ph. (780) 662-2716 c29 ____________________________ Meat cutter needed for Tofield IGA. 4-5 days a week, must be able to wrap also. Experience preferred but training is available. Please drop off a resume or send by email to: sby3137tofield@sobeys.com Contact Dave or Tim c29&30

For Rent 5229 47th St Wasketenau 3 bed 1.5 bath 6 appl. single attached garage $950 per mon $950 sd avail. immed. NS Pet ok Oakwood Management 780-998-7368 TFN ____________________________ Newly Renovated 2-storey 3 bedroom, 1 and half bath, duplex. Large country kitchen, 4 appliances, all window coverings, deck, storage shed and fenced. Smoke and pet free home. $990 2 units available immediately. 780-4634847 ptm28-31 ____________________________ Spacious newly renovated one, two, and three bedroom apartments. Includes laminate flooring, ceramic tile, new appliances, cable, heat, and water. Rents starting at $550 with rental incentives on a one year lease. Call 587-783-5661 or 780-662-3396 TFN ____________________________ 4729 46th Ave. Bruderheim 3 bed, 1 bath 4 appl. ns, pet ok $850 per month $850 sd Oakwood Management 780-998-7368 TFN ____________________________ New house for rent 2000 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms. Backs on to school Comes with all appliances, hardwood tile heated double car garage. Won’t last long. $1700 per month. Fenced back yard. Available immediately 780-6995656 Nice home, will consider rent to own with deposit. tfn ____________________________ Large 1 bedroom $750 mth/ $750 DD and 2 bedroom $800 mth / $800 DD available immediately Debbie 780-764-3740 25-33 pll ____________________________ Lamont 1 bedroom house partly furnished, 4 appliances, no smoking, no pets. $900 including utilities. call 780-895-2757 pll 27-31 ____________________________ House for rent in Ryley $600 per month 780-999-4577 Avail. April 1st References required p29 ____________________________ 3 bedroom mobile on acreage $1000 per month plus utilities. $1000 damage deposit 780-9623623 p29&30

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AUCTIONS _______________________ 6th ANNUAL Collector Car Auction & Speed 'n Custom Show, Mar. 23 - 25, 2012, Red Deer Westerner Park. Featuring The Big Schwag & indoor car show! Exhibitor space available. Consign your car or estate today. 1888-296-0528 ext. 102; www.TheElectricGarage.com _______________________ COBB'S AG FOODS Grocery Store, 5015 - 50 St., Sylvan Lake. Sat., Mar. 24/12, 10 a.m. Selling Comcard board compactor, W/I coolers, cases & refrig. equipment, bakery, deli & meat equipment, shelving, shopping carts & more. See www.montgomeryauctions. com. 1-800-371-6963. _______________________ Gun Auction. Mar. 17 at 11 a.m. All types firearms, ammo, hunting & sportsman items. Unreserved! No buyers fee! Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction, 780-842-5666. Details: www.scribnernet.com. _______________________ BANKRUPTCY AUCTION River Valley Cycle. Sat., Mar. 31, 5305 Allard Way, Edmonton. 2000 lots, 2 rings selling Over 200 lots selling by Bidspotter online bidding. 150 high end bikes for all genres, parts & accessories, clothes, safety gear, repair shop. www.foothillsauc tions.com. Foothills Equipment Liquidation Co Ltd. 780-922-6090. _______________________

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), March 13, 2012 - 15

Stubbs bends the ears of local constituents Former Chipman area resident aspires to capture seat in the Alberta Legislature Cont. from pg. 11 "The challenges in each community in the constituency are unique, but the main concerns of nearly everyone I meet are consistent: people want access to family doctors and health care services when they need them, they want reasonable class sizes, enough teachers and educational opportunities for their kids, and they want reliable long term care for their elderly parents and relatives, or for them to be able to stay in their own homes with adequate support. People wonder why our provincial government can't manage to balance its budget the way families, farmers, and small businesses have to, and why Alberta is running its fifth deficit budget in a row, and blowing through all our savings, while Saskatchewan and Newfoundland are balancing their books and set to run surpluses." So it's no surprise when Stubbs reinforces her party's commitment to balancing the budget, eliminating corporate welfare, saving more and focusing more on priori-

ties. She adds that currently, "too many resources are wasted in top heavy management, unrestrained spending and layers of administration. The government

"A key issue, particularly in rural areas, is property rights. People are very concerned about the laws that erode property rights and undermine landowners'

how to meet the needs of their communities," says Stubbs. "We would directly share more revenue with municipalities and streamline the granting process so local

cratic administration. Our provincial government spends more per person on health care than any other province in Canada, but we aren't getting better outcomes.

Shannon Stubbs spent part of a Friday afternoon recently on the main street of Chipman discussing political issues with local residents. needs to get its own spending under control rather than digging more into Albertan's wallets." Skyrocketing power bills, "which are projected to double or triple because of the additional costs for the transmission lines that are being rammed through," adds Stubbs, who points to the Wildrose's campaign commitment to do a complete review of the electricity system.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church 5008 - 50 St. Bruderheim 780-796-3543 Pastor Richard Williams Bethelehem Lutheran Church Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Bruderheim, Ab. Bethany Lutheran Church Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Beaver Hills, Ab. “Come as a guest, leave as a friend”

Orthodox V Parishes Sunday Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. 780-895-2149 Friday March 16 - Service for the Sick Old Wostock - 7:00 p.m. Sunday March 16 - Tone 7 - 3rd Sunday of Lent Sunday of the Holy Cross Old Wostok - 10:00 a.m. Visit our website www.orthodox-canada.com

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recourse to the courts, because many families are facing the prospect of transmission lines being built on or near their property." This is where the Wildrose would step in and repeal the land use laws, Bills 19, 24, 36, and 50, adds Stubbs. Another point in the party's platform would be to ensure more revenue and authority is vested in local governments, "who know best

councils have more resources to meet local needs." On the topic of health care, Stubbs points out that: "A Wildrose government would improve access to health care services by ensuring that funds and decision making authority are directed to the frontlines, to doctors, nurses, and hospitals, rather than getting lost in a cumbersome, unresponsive, bureau-

Lamont United Church 5306 - 51 Ave., Lamont 780-895-2145 Sunday Worship time 11:15 a.m. Everyone Welcome Rev. Deborah Brill AA meeting Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. in the Ce Centre (next to church) Need some excercise in the cold weather? Friday morning 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the CE Centre

Church Calendar Lamont Alliance Church

44 st. & 50 Ave. 780-895-2879 Pastor Ron Wurtz Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. “Children and families are a top priority for us, come join us!” www.lamontalliance.com Current Events -Current sermon series, “Invitations from the Bible” -Ladies Bible Study, Sunday night topic “Easter” -March 24, Men’s steak and movie night (Tickets available through Church) -4week Bible studies to choose from -Wednesday night Men’s Bible Study, last Saturday each month men’s breakfast

We need more long-term care and supports for seniors in their homes, in order to free up hospital beds, which will ease the pressures in emergency rooms. There are so many bottlenecks and inefficiencies in the system, and it isn't working for patients, or frontline health care staff." So it's crystal clear that Stubbs, and the Wildrose have many ideas and initiatives, and

are consistently putting out their platform and proposed changes they envision, and like everyone, are waiting to hear when the provincial election will be called. Rest assured, the election will be called between now and May 31st. Stubbs cannot help but point out that the premier promised a fixed election date, but hasn't followed through with that promise either. Even though the Wildrose doesn't have the same resources as the ruling PC party, Stubbs is commited to working hard to offer a "real option" on the ballot. "More and more people are interested in Wildrose and join us every day. It is an exciting experience. My favourite part is the opportunity to meet with so many people and hear about their concerns and aspirations. I would love to advocate for them in the Legislature. The main thing is that voters have a real choice." So, as they say, only time will tell what choices voters in the Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville constituency make on election day.

Bruderheim Moravian Church Welcomes You! 780-796-3775 Pastor Jay Petrella Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Located at the 4-way stop in Bruderheim www.bruderheimmoravianchurch.org

Roman Catholic Church Cluster of Parishes of Our Lady of Angels Fort Saskatchewan Roman Catholic Services Lamont Auxiliary Hospital Saturday Evenings 4:00 p.m. Our Lady of Good Counsel - Skaro 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays 9:00 a.m. St. Michael the Archangel - St. Michael 2nd and 4th Sundays 11:00 a.m. For further information please call O.L.A. Fort Saskatchewan at 780-998-3288

For more information call 780-895-2780


16 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In Focus CALC

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WATER STATIONS Lamont County has two water stations available to the ratepayers. Please call 780-895-2233 or visit the county office to set up an account. Hilliard Water Station Located on Highway 15, on the west side of Hilliard Potable Water (safe to drink) Key Accounts as well as coin operated (Loonies or Quarters)

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St. Michael Water Station Located at Range Road 184 and Township Road 580 – 6 miles north of Highway 45 Non Potable Water (not safe to drink) Key Accounts Only Please call 780-895-2547 to report any performance or maintenance problems with the water stations. Billing and Account enquiries can be directed to: Renee Armbruster, Taxation & Assessment renee.a@lamontcounty.ca 780-895-2233

APPEAL HEARING NOTICE OF APPEAL HEARING Development Permit 2392/11 Land Description: ENW-20-56-18-W4 This is to notify you that an appeal has been made to the SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD against a decision by the Development Authority in respect to Development Permit 2392/11 described as follows: Change the use of a residential home to a family care facility.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Help wanted Lamont County is currently seeking seasonal personnel for the following positions: Grass and Brush Mower Operators, a Pesticide Applicator, Weed Technicians, Operators, Labourers, a Welder/Mechanic and Heavy Equipment Operators. We are also seeking administrative and labourer student applicants for the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP). Please visit our website at www.lamontcounty.ca; email hr@lamontcounty.ca or pick up information about these opportunities at the Administration building.

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

PLACE OF HEARING:

Lamont County Administration Building Council Chambers 5303 – 50th Avenue Lamont, AB

DATE OF HEARING:

March 23, 2012

TIME OF HEARING:

1:00 p.m.

Any persons affected by the proposed development have the right to present a written brief prior to the hearing and to be present and be heard at the hearing. Persons requiring to be heard at the hearing shall submit written briefs to the Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board no later than March 21, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Mail or in person to: Lamont County Office, 5303 – 50th Ave. Lamont, AB T0B 2R0. Fax to 780-895-7404. Email to kimberly.s@lamontcounty.ca. If you require further information contact Kimberly Simpson, Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. Phone: (780) 895-2233. All relevant documents are available for public inspection at Lamont County Office, 5303 – 50th Avenue, Lamont, Alberta.

www.lamontcounty.ca

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

March 13 Leader  

March 13, 2012 edition of the Lamont Leader

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