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Vol. 7, No. 27November Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Vol. 7, No. 2, Tuesday, 8, 2011

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LA Dance Moves held its final recital on April 29th at the St. Michael Recreaction Centre. More than 30 dancers and over 150 members were on hand to perform and watch the spectacular year end concert. In the front are dance instructors Nathan Young and Melissa Lavery, followed by 32 members of the group.

Curling Club hoping to put Lamont on the map with largest ever Last Chance Bonspiel BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

Volunteers with the Lamont Curling Club (LCC) are looking to put the community on the map by hosting one of the biggest mixed bonspiels in northern Alberta next April. That is why representatives came before Lamont town council recently to ask for assistance and support for what organizers hope will be their biggest and most successful bonspiel ever. “The Lamont Curling Club will be hosting a 25th Anniversary Last Chance Bonspiel in April 2013. For those who are not familiar, it is a fun filled spiel that has been one of the most popular and successful in Northern Alberta over the last 25 years. It brings in a mix of our young people who have gone through the LCC Junior Program and other teams from many rural and Edmonton rinks,” stated members of the anniversary committee in a letter dated April 16th. The letter went onto state: “The event is one of the LCC’s major fundraisers which enables us to sustain our monthly expenditures. Our goal for 2013 will be to canvass the curling communities and host a possible 80 team event, with an anniversary supper and dance in the hall.”

In order to expand the number of teams for the milestone event, organizers would require additional ice at the arena, and requested that from council. “For the LCC to host an event of this magnitude, in a short period of time, we are seeking the town’s assistance by allowing us to make additional curling sheets of ice in the arena. We would need the ice for the weekend, with all ice preparation being done by curling volunteers, thus no cost to the town for recreation employees.” Dale Anger, one of an eight member delegation, told council they would need about three days to make the ice for the event. The club would be contributing $1,200 towards the cost of the ice, and asked if the town would pay for the hall rental for the banquet and dance. “This will be a one time event only, and the LCC is seeking the town’s assistance by being a major sponsor of this super spiel. A bonspiel of this magnitude, with 80 teams has never been organized in rural Alberta, or performed on any arena surface, Lamont will be the first. We are asking for your support to get behind us, showing small town spirit and community pride to bring this event to reality.” Coun. Gail Hrehorets told Anger rather than waive the fees for hall rental, council may consider making a donation to the curling club, similar to

when council made a $1,000 donation to the health centre that will be hosting a celebration in the hall in the coming months. “That way we can honestly say we are being fair and equitable,” added Hrehorets. “I think your approach is very acceptable to our committee, and we understand where you are coming from,” replied Anger. He estimates that the three day event will bring between 320 and 350 curlers to town. Coun. Derek Strong recommended strong media coverage to send and carry the message. Anger said they were planning on that as well as a formal ceremony to mark the special occasion. “We are planning the opening ceremonies Friday evening with bagpipes, local and government dignitaries, radio personality Jackie Rae Greening, World and Olympic curler Kevin Martin, and former Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach.” Both coun. Strong and coun. Wayne Field both felt the event would be a wonderful way to promote Lamont, and pointed out that you can’t buy that type of advertising. Hrehorets then made the motion,”That the Town of Lamont become a major sponsor and donate $5,000 towards the 25th Anniversary Bonspiel in April 2013, and this amount be incorporated into the 2013 budget.” The motion passed unanimously.

2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Local man honoured with prestigious award Chomiak humbled by lifetime membership MICHELLE PINON Editor

On April 19th, John Chomiak was presented with an honourary membership in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) at its Summit Awards held in Edmonton. “It’s a great honour to be receiving this prestigious award,” stated Chomiak, who thanked the people who nominated him, as well as numerous individuals who mentored him and provided support as well as the past and present staff of Hemisphere Engineering, and his wife Cathie, and his family who made a lot of sacrifices over the years. For nearly 50 years, Chomiak has promoted the value of engineering to institutions and facility owners, and has extensively lobbied public and government organizations to support the value of engineering in their projects and to provide fair compensation to engineering firms. Chomiak has actively supported APEGA through his commitment to increase industry awareness of professional engineers and their contribution to society. He has been an advocate for the Consulting Engineers of Alberta and its promotion of the value of engineering, and has worked with many other boards and organizations to increase the profile of professional engineers. Under his leadership, Hemisphere Engineering was one of the first firms in Western Canada to introduce the Computer Aided Drafting and Design software. Chomiak has also played a key role in a variety of public and private development, education, and health care projects. Through his leadership in a national technical competition, Hemisphere was awarded Canada’s first high containment laboratory (BSL-4) project. Following this, Hemisphere was awarded a high containment in Atlanta, GA. These were followed by many other lab projects ranging in size and complexity in Canada, the U.S. and Germany. Through his hard work and dedication to industry, Hemisphere Engineering is now internationally known for the specialized design of notable bio containment laboratory projects. Receiving an honourary membership in APEGA is a milestone in his engineering career, and a testiment to his hard work and dedication to his chosen profession. In addition to being a Rotarian, Chomiak has served on various hospital foundations as well as the Alberta Blue Cross board. In 1993 he received the Citation for Citizenship Award, and the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005.

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Lamont area resident John Chomiak, left, recently received an honourary membership in the Association of Professional Engineersand Geoscientists of Alberta.

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Friends of Cancer Barbecue in Lamont raises $6,000 for national charitable foundation BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

Cheryl Goodwill would have been proud. Proud of the goodwill of Lamont and area residents and businesses who raised more than $6,000 at the seventh annual Friends to Fight Cancer Barbecue this past Thursday at the high school. Event organizer Darlene Cholak started walking in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer for her friend Goodwill who passed away from cancer, but decided to try something local after the province wide fundraiser went from being hosted in Edmonton to Calgary. For the past two years, proceeds from the fundraiser have gone to the Canadian Cancer Foundation. "It (the cancer fundraiser), keeps getting bigger and better every year," adds Cholak, as it has increased from a few hundred to more than 900 food orders. "The entire community participates," adds Cholak, as local schools, businesses, and citizens grab a kubie or hamburger, pop, and cookie for lunch that day. Cholak canvasses local businesses and

organizations, and had 700 guaranteed orders even before the start of the fundraiser. "It's been good," she adds, referring to the overwhelming support shown by community members and business owners alike. She is also impressed by the volunteers, more than 20 people in total who assisted her in cooking, wrapping, and delivering of the noon time meal.

Overcast, chilly and windy weather couldn’t keep supporters of the Friends of Cancer Barbecue fundraiser away on Thursdsay, May 3rd at Lamont High School.


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Letter to the Editor Happy Mother’s Day Sequels are rarely a good idea, so last year when I wrote a Mother’s Day letter to the editor for my mom, Maryann Pereira, I did not think I would be doing it again this year. It was a wonderful feeling to watch my mom open her gift on Mother’s Day, a framed newspaper clipping of her article. At first she thought it was a joke…I guess that’s what I get for being a prankster all my life! After a lot of, “No, seriously mom…happy mother’s day, I wrote this for you,” Mama Pereira finally got the point. My mom is one of the most important people in my life; she has influenced and instilled such great qualities over the years to my brother, sister and myself. This year, although I would love to surprise my mom again and write something about her, my life has changed a bit. I am getting married! Now, I am trying to make sure this letter does not come off in a “Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City” thinkout loud-as-I-type-kind of tone. Plan and simple, my life is about to take a new and exciting turn,

and now I will have two moms to celebrate this Mother’s Day. The more moms’ the better, double the guidance, double the food take-home packages, double the fun … that sounds like a Spearmint Gum commercial. I still work at World Vision and love it, so this year in addition to writing another letter to the editor I decided that a great way to support Mayann Pereira and my “new mom, Vijay Patel” is to support an expectant mom living in poverty through the World Vision Gift Catalogue. The way I see it, without my mom and my dreamy fiancée’s mom we would not be saying our “I Do’s” later this summer. So the least we can do is give the gift in our moms’ names to help two expecting mom’s have the same opportunity to be great mothers to their kid(s). Happy Mother’s Day’s to all the Maryann Pereira’s and Vijay Patel’s in the world. It does not matter how old we are, married or single, you’re not just our mom’s…you’re our whole world. Alicia Pereira

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Fair and equitable treatment? Lamont town council wants to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all organizations who approach them regarding rental of facilities. So, rather than, waive rental fees,, members have decided to offer a financial donation. That is, on a one time only basis, say in the instance of a once in a lifetime event such as the Lamont Health Centre's 100th anniversary this year, or upcoming 25th anniversary of the Last Chance Bonspiel that is slated for April 2013. So it will be interesting if council, will extend the same offer to the Lamont and District Agricultural Society when it

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celebrates its 25th annual Bulla-rama Supreme? Recently, council decided to start charging the non-profit group with daily rental of the arena before, during, and after the event. It was also decided that the organization, which had been storing metal panels for its ring in the fenced off area of the tennis courts would have to be removed until an agreement between the two parties is drawn up. Guaranteed there is much more to this story, but whether ag. society members or members of council want to air their concerns publicly, will be entirely up to them. The question that I keep

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coming back to is: Just because it appears on the surface to be politically correct to offer a donation instead of waive fees for special one time only events to service clubs and groups, aren't local politicians taking from one pocket and distributing to another with a different label attached? It also begs the question, are all groups being charged the same amount for events? Under the facilities agreement they are, but then again there have been exceptions to the rule previously, which definitely muddies the water in my mind anyway. MICHELLE PINON

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Sports Athlete of the Week Talynn McPhillamey discovers a hidden talent and a great passion BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

Talynn McPhillamey has an unmistakable sparkle in her warm brown eyes when she talks about dancing. The 10-year-old Lamont resident knew dancing would be a lot of fun when she signed up; but little did she know dancing would become such a passion for her in only a few short years. "I started dancing in Grade 2," says McPhillamey, who asked her mom Kelly if she could join LA Dance Moves. "I thought dancing would be a lot of fun, and most of my friends were doing it," adds the now, Grade 5 student. She has become closer with her friends over the last three years as they share the stage performing jazz, lyrical and musical theatre together. McPhillamey can hardly wait until prac-

tice time rolls around, and to have the chance to learn and work together as a team. Listening skills, adaptability, patience, and discipline are all skills McPhillamey has started to hone. Kelly says Talynn has always had confidence, but has noticed her self esteem blossom, and has taken up the challenge of performing solos at several different events and competitions. McPhillamey is a quiet leader, but one who has cultivated self assurance and poise under pressure. In fact, McPhillamey says she hardly ever gets butterflies, and only thinks positive thoughts before heading on stage to perform. She is continually striving to improve. "I want to get trophies and go on to more competitions." She adds that, doing well and working together, makes her and her dancemates want to improve even more.

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She already knows that hard work pays off, and the pay off in dance is with rewards and recognition. For example, the musical theatre group McPhillamey performs in, earned the opportunity to perform in a competition in Sherwood Park this past week as well as the chance to perform in Red Deer towards the end of the month. Kelly says that travelling and performing outside of the region will be a first, and encourages other parents to consider signing up their children for dance as she has seen first hand the growth and development both physically and mentally with Talynn. The experience has been so positive and rewarding, and Kelly says Talynn can keep dancing for as long as she wants. And there's doubt when you glance into her eyes that she would like nothing better.

Talynn McPhillamey has discovered her hidden talent and driving passion through the sport of dance with local dance troup LA Dance Moves. The 10year-old Lamont resident can’t wait to get out on the dance floor, and puts in her best effort every time out.

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Derelict buildings source of ‘monstrous’ concerns Main Street proposal pitched to village council BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

A couple of citizens upset about the number and state of vacant and derelict main street store fronts took their concerns to the Village of Andrew council recently. Heather Tait and Crystal Tocheniuk are hoping to work with the village to address the unsightly problem, and to make the downtown more of a friendly and welcoming space for residents and visitors alike. The ladies first aired their “monstrous” concerns two weeks prior to the April 25th council meeting. One idea they brought before council would be a vacant and derelict buildings bylaw that has been implemented in Winnipeg. According to the legislation, "It requires landlords of empty buildings to pay for an annual inspection fee starting at $2,000 the first year and

raising to $6,500 the fourth. Landlords who repeatedly don't respond to repair orders issued by inspectors have their store front property seized by the city and sold off." Tait went on to state: "That while it is understood that the town doesn’t want to own all of main street, but, what if these store fronts were to be sold off for a $1 with the stipulation that whomever buys them must repair the front of the commercial building within a specific period such as one to two years." But rather than penalize these owners, councillor Gary Leppek suggested offering some type of reward to them for sprucing up their store fronts. One incentive maybe offering some type of discount when they bring in the bill for repairs or renovations. Leppek also maintained that the problem

with vacant and derelict store fronts is not just a problem facing the Village of Andrew, but other municipalities right across Canada. Coun. Ron Spragg played devil's advocate, and pointed out that if the store fronts were cleaned up then the tax assessment for the commercial property owners would increase as well, in which case they would be reluctant to initiate the improvements. Spragg also pointed out the kinds of improvements would be hard to legislate, and pondered aloud what to do if a property owner wanted to paint their store front with purple and yellow stripes. Tait told council there is a student paint program, and maybe the village could take advantage of that, or even hire high school students to paint the store fronts. Tochniuk felt this could be arranged, even in

smaller communities like Andrew. Deputy Mayor Arnie Ostafichuk didn't know if that would be an affordable option, but felt it maybe worthwhile to contact other neighbouring municipalities to see how they would handle this type of situation. Tait and Tocheniuk said they would look into the paint program, and get back to council with their findings. While previous attempts to deal with the issue were unsuccessful, Tait reminded council that positive change doesn't happen by itself, and has to be attentively coaxed.

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Unique perspective gives photographer distinct and imaginative point of view BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

While Arlene Keppler says her eyes aren’t as sharp as they used to be; she still has the eye of a photographer and is able to capture the wonders of nature with superb clarity. It wasn’t until recently, however, that the Lamont County resident got up the courage to submit a few of her photos to the Lamont Leader. Her biggest source of encouragement comes in the form of her husband Kurt. “She just has an eye for photography.” But Arlene, also has a special affinity for wildlife, and has the uncanny ability to form special relationships with different birds, animals, and insects. She also has many of the same natural talents of an artist, who is able to envision what it is she wants to create. And once, she knows what she wants, she will stop at nothing to capture that image. “I just look for the right spot,” adds Arlene. “Once she captures something, she’s relentless,” adds Kurt. One recent example is Arlene’s determination to capture the image of a huge white owl that has a perch it sits on near her parent’s house. “She’s determined to get it!”

She is captivated by birds, and has photographed many robins, hummingbirds, and even quail in recent years with her Canon AE1. One of her favourite visions to capture are sunrises and sunsets, and is always keeping on eye out the window, and one hand on her camera. “Photography gives her a sense of purpose,” says Kurt, who is always offering her encouragement and support. Arlene has made up several calendars of her photographs, and hopes to sell them one day. Her incentive isn’t to make a lot of money, but to be able to share the joys of nature she has been able to discover in many unique ways with other people. Arlene loves to explore the abundance nature has

to offer, and through her captivation, she is able to capture exquisite images that are breathtaking to behold. To be able to express those things in life that make you happy is definitely fulfilling, and something of great value to share with the rest of the world.

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10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gardening Spring is finally here But don’t jump the gun on getting plants out TRACY HARDING Staff Writer

Spring has finally approached us, and even after a decent winter, there is still a lot of clean up going on from the winter months. As well everyone is getting antsy to get in the gardens, and do the fun task of yard work that so many seem to find theraputic. However don’t let the weather fool you. When purchasing all the colourful plants, and home grown vegetables, they need to be weathered before they can get put in the ground. All these plants have

been in the tropical conditions of greenhouses. When it is -40 outside in the winter, it is at least +20 in the greenhouses. To get the flowers and vegetables ready to handle Alberta’s drastic weather, be prepared to bring the flowers in a protected environment each night, or cover them. The night tempertaures can still drop below the zero mark, causing frost on the plants. Some plants will be conditoned faster then others, due to the zone they are meant to be grown in. Pansys and Violas being a great example. They can be left

out a lot sooner than say the petunias, or lobelia. Most greenhouses you go to will inform you that the earliest to plant anything would be after the May long weekend. However, even then the night time lows still need to be monitored. If planting tomatoes or cucumbers, wait even longer for them. It does not take a lot of frost to make the tomato stop growing, especially at its younger state. As much as everyone is wanting to get those yards full of colour, and get in the mode of Spring, patience is a virtue with gardening.

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Hundreds of Canadian and Snow Geese can be spotted throughout Lamont County this time of year. Many farmers’ fields south of Mundare were being used as a nesting and feeding ground before this photograph was snapped early Friday morning about 10 kilometres from the community.

Generous donation allows PAL Program to continue operating in Town of Bruderheim BY MICHELLE PINON Editor

Wayne Olechow can't say enough about Karl Hauch. Olechow doesn't think saying "thank you" is enough either to express his gratitude to his colleague, neighbour, and friend who single handedly came to the rescue to save a family literacy program in Bruderheim recently. At the final Play And Learn (PAL) class on April 30th, Hauch, who is the Mayor of Bruderheim, generously donated his Capital Region Board expense claims in the amount of $2,000 to assist Olechow in his quest to obtain funding to keep the program operating in the community. "Essentially, Mayor Hauch made a personal donation to the community," stated Debbie Holland, director of Lamont County Community Adult Learning Council (CALC), that operates PAL on a rotational basis throughout the municipality. Holland, along with members of her PAL team are "thrilled" the program will be running this fall in Bruderheim, and can't thank Hauch enough for his generosity. She would also like to commend Olechow on his efforts to try and secure funding and being such a great ambassador for the PAL program. Back in December of 2011, Lamont County CALC requested financial assistance from the Town of Bruderheim in

the hopes of maintaining their PAL program. Unfortunately, the request came too late in the budgeting process, said Holland. "It was a tight budget year, and despite the desire to assist, the request simply

could not be accommodated," she added. That's when Olechow, a concerned parent and program participant, started searching for funding for the program. "The program itself is a huge benefit to families. It assists

Community Adult Learning Council board member Mae Adamyk accepts $2,000 from Karl Hauch which will allow the Play And Learn Program to continue operating for another year in the community.

both parents and the children. It's a big deal, and I'm very thankful Mayor Hauch found some funding to continue the program." Mae Adamyk, a long time board member (25 years), was on hand to speak to the families in attendance at the luncheon, and to personally thank Mayor Hauch for his donation.


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Phone 780-992-7990


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Plumbing / Heating / Drain cleaning / Gas Fitting P.O. Box 1136, Lamont, Alberta Phone: 780-895-2993 Fax: 780-895-7502

Serving Lamontt and d Area a since e 2005

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The The Lamont Tofield Mercury Leader Classified Ad Rates 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:

Announcements Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Thursday evening 8 pm - 9 pm at Bardo Lutheran Church (downstairs) Please use back door. 473757 Ave Tofield. For more info please call 780-977-0517 TFN ____________________________ Celebration of Life for Sharon Edmonton (nee Radke) and Gordon Edmonton on May 19th at 10:30 am in Rodchester at the Hall. p37&38

Coming Events Spilstead Community Church services at Spilstead Hall. Times: 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 2:30 pm for more info contact Pastor Ken Stumph 780-662-4656 c32-40 ____________________________ Cornerstone Academy in Kingman is celebrating TWENTY-FIVE YEARS of Christian education! Join us May 12 at 7:00 pm at the school for an evening of remembering and giving thanks. Dessert and coffee to follow. Everyone is welcome! Call 780-672-7197 for further information c34-37 ____________________________ 15th Annual Tofield Fiddle Jamboree. Sat, May 12th at 1:00 pm Tofield Community Hall. Admission $10, children 12 and under free. Lunch for fiddlers at 12 noon. p35-38 ____________________________ ALLIANCE TRADE FAIR Alliance Hall May 11-12, 10 am - 7 pm Variety of vendors (cash and carry) * Lunch will be available*

Feed and Seed Rugby Canola Seed.- Treated, Bagged and Delivered $4.25/ lb (till May 15th ) Haralie Seed Farm 780662-2617 TFN ____________________________ Certified Seed Wheat - AC Elsa, Superb, Barley - Chigwell, Gadsby, Ponoka and Cowboy Oats - Ac Lu, Murphy Peas -CDC Patrick Haralie Seed Farm 780-662-2617 ____________________________ Superb Seed Wheat Good Germ and Vigor call 780-405-8089 tfn

For Rent Suite in 4-plex, large open concept 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, $975 month includes heat in Tofield 780-662-2688 tfn ____________________________

To Place your To placead: your Classified classified ad: Call: (780)895-2780 780-662-4046 Fax:Call: (780)895-2705 Fax: 780-662-3735 Email: Email: deadline for ads is Deadline for ads is Friday Fridayatby5:00 5:00pm p.m.

For Rent

Help Wanted

1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent. Starting at $600 plus DD Heat and Water included. Adult Building only. On Main St. Tofield. Also Office space available for rent. For Inquires call 780-662-0051 p37-40 ____________________________ 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 ____________________________ 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 per month $750 DD and 2 bedroom $800 per month $800 DD Available immediately in Mundare. Debbie 780-7643740 p35-42

and human resources. To apply for the position, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Review of applications begins Friday April 27, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.SUMMER POSITIONS STARTING IMMEDIATELY: Historical Interpreter / Tour-Guide, Visitor Services Host and Public Programs Assistant, Gift Shop Cashier, Food Services. For a detailed description for all positions, and how to apply, please visit ____________________________ Construction Manager needed ASAP in Chipman. Residential & Commercial construction exp. req’d. Bilingual English / Spanish necessary. Apply to p37&38

Real Estate

Rebuilt Transmission from a transport mini van $500 call 780-9661132 tfn/nc ____________________________ 6 swivel chairs on casters. Excellent condition $200.00 OBO phone 780-662-3711 p37 ____________________________ Hobby farm equipment, model ‘70 John Deere with loader, plow, 12ft disk and blade. Call 780-722-0217 p37&38

3.64 acre lot with 2000 sq. ft. house 5 bedrooms, new kitchen, many upgrades. 15 min to Tofield $359,000 Call 780-662-4510 or 780-719-3424 34-37 ____________________________ 1974 Westbrook Pyramid Mobile Home Villager 14’ x 68’ phone 780662-2491 p36&37 ____________________________ 1986 Modular 24 x 70 with 12x20 porch 3 bedroom, 2 baths, Tofield area $30,000 OBO must be moved phone 780-221-6295 or 780-9775227 p36-38 ____________________________ Hobby farm for sale 80 acres of land, fences & cross fences, large 2 storey house, front and back decks, Double car garage, 5 sheds, 1 small barn. Cistern and bored well. Please contact 780-662-4267 p36-40



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Roy’s Handiman Services. Flooring, trimwork, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780662-0146 or 780-232-3097 tfn ____________________________ Massage & Reflexology. 1 hour treatments. Marge 780-662-3066. 18tfn

For Sale

Help Wanted Cook needed to start immediately. Apply at The Garage Pub and Grill in Tofield or email ctfn ____________________________ Beaver Hill Auctions Help required for Sale Days. Office positions & yard positions. Phone 780-6629384 c35-38 ____________________________ Wanted full time Live-in caregiver with some medical experience for Multiple Sclerosis lady patient. For more information phone 780-6622595 or Please fax your resume to 780-662-2550 p36-38 ____________________________ Tow Truck Driver needed for Tofield and Area. Will train call 780-6624332 p36&37 ____________________________ Are you looking for a unique employment opportunity? The friends of the Ukrainian Village Society is hiring for the following seasonal positions:CHEF DE CUISINE- UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE. The Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society seeks an ambitious Chef de Cuisine to operate the food services division of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a popular tourist destination 25 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16. This seasonal position will be for a contract April 30 - September 15, 2012 with the possibility of extensions. Work directly with Executive Director Marcia Ostashewski and Executive Chef Consultant Brad Lazarenko on menu planning, event planning, recipes, suppliers

To Give Away Farm dogs to give away. 1 older Golden Lab and 1 Red Heeler cross. To go to a farm or ranch. 780-722-0217 p37 ____________________________ To give away Male Shih tzu 4 years old call 780-895-7341 p37

Wanted Wanted standing hay or crop land. Short or Long term lease. Chipman, Lamont, Tofield, Mundare. Cash pay period. Call 780-497-1633 leave a message. TFN ____________________________ Shared accommodations, Mature adult wanted for a house in Lamont. $600 per month utilities included. Call Dan at 780-231-8889 p37 NEED TO PUBLICIZE YOUR NEW BUSINESS? PLACE YOUR BUSINESS CARD IN OUR BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SECTION

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AUCTIONS ______________________ COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. Canada's Largest Classic Car Auction Company! Calgary 5th Annual Premier Auction, June 8 - 10. White Tent Event, Grey Eagle Casino. Consign early. Todd 1888-296-0528 ext. 102; ______________________ COSTAIN CLASSIC Auto Auction. 2nd Annual, May 12, 2012, Provident Place, Redwater, Alberta. 780777-7576; www.costain Also, 30,000 sq. ft. indoor storage available 5 minutes from Redwater; www. ______________________ AUTO PARTS ______________________ SCRAP batteries wanted. Buying scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equipment. Minimum $5/ each. Free pick-up greater Calgary & Edmonton area. Minimum 10. Toll free 1877-334-2288. ______________________ BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ______________________ Live the dream. Harbour's End Marine has a 27 year history located on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC, "the best place on earth!" Owner retiring, this wellestablished business is being offered at $129,000. Email: big_cormorant@ ______________________ DO YOU HAVE gravel/ aggregate deposits on your property? We specialize in marketing, mining, managing and reclaiming aggregate resources. Contact Tom 1-888-784-4400 for more information. ______________________ CAREER TRAINING ______________________ BECOME A Cardiology Technologist (CT) in your own community. Wages range from $26.18 - $36.26/ hour. The only CT program in Western Canada accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Approved by the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT). This full-time program is delivered in a combined delivery format (guided online learning with regional classroom, lab and clinical placements). Student loans available to qualified applicants. Toll free 1-855-CARDIO-0 (1-855-227-3460); www.

WORK FROM HOME. Huge demand for Medical Transcriptionists. Train with the best. Loan and funding options available. Contact CanScribe Career College today. 1-800-4661535;; admissions@canscribe. com. ______________________ EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ______________________ BUSY OILFIELD Trucking Company now hiring: Class 3 or 1 Drivers, Licensed & apprentice heavy duty mechanics (must have proven experience). Hot Oiler Operator. Pressure Truck Operator. Please contact Rob, 780-5425879. ______________________ EXPERIENCED WINCH TRACTOR and Bed Truck Drivers for drilling, rig moving trucking company. Phone, fax, email or mail. Email: Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. H & E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. ______________________ BARRHEAD CO-OP is hiring a Home Centre Manager. Must be a team leader with communication and organizational skills, knowledge of construction and agriculture required. Submit resume to:; for info. ______________________ INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator School. Sites in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world machine training. No simulators. Start any Monday. Funding options; www. 1-866399-3853. ______________________ JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta's weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: add.php. ______________________ KINGLAND FORD Hay River, NT seeking experienced Ford Certified Partsperson with ADP/ MicoCat, long term employment teamplayer. $34.50 - $36.50 hourly wage with benefits and pension plan. Email: employment@kingland

These blanket classified ads are produced through a joint agreement by The Lamont Leader and Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA). These ads appear in all AWNA member papers (120 papers) for the cost of $259.00 for the first 25 words, $8.00 per word over 25. To place a blanket classified, call The Lamont Leader at (780) 895-2780.

NOW hiring. Big West Machine & Welding Ltd. is currently accepting resumes for Journeyman & Apprentice Welders. Top wages & benefits! No shift work! No weekends! Fax or email resume to: 780-514-3381; ______________________ Accounting trainees needed now! Large & small firms depend on A&P staff! No experience? Local job training & placement is available. Call for details now! 1-888-424-9417. ______________________ LOCAL Rocky Mountain House company looking for day rate and hourly Vacuum Truck Operator. Must have current oilfield tickets and up-to-date drivers abstract. Benefit package. Fax 403-845-3903. ______________________ BLUERIDGE LUMBER INC. looking for a 3rd & 4th Class power engineer to operate thermal liquid heating system. Excellent compensation and benefits. Submit resume to: Box 87, Blue Ridge, AB, T0E 0B0. Email: jeff.victor@west ______________________ FEED AND SEED ______________________ HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. "On Farm Pickup" Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877250-5252. ______________________ FOR SALE ______________________ SAWMILLS from only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD; www.NorwoodSawmills. com/400OT. 1-800-5666899 ext. 400OT. ______________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36" Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29 ga. Galvalume $.69 sq. ft. Colours $.85 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTAWIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. ______________________ DISCONNECTED Phone? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Phone Factory today! 1-877-3362274; www.phonefactory. ca.

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), May 8, 2012 - 15

Accident claims life of driver A wreckless driver speeding through the Town of Mundare lost control of his vehicle early last Tuesday morning and died. “Just after midnight, a passing motorist alerted police and emergency services to the crash,” stated Cpl. Travis Ogilvie of Vegreville RCMP. “The vehicle was travelling southbound through Mundare on Hightway 855 at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control, sending the small car into the steep embankment on 50th Avenue.” The lone male was not wearing the seat belt provided and was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics with Prairie Emergency Medical Services. A mixture of alcohol and prescription medications are also believed to be possible factors in the collision, added Cpl. Ogilvie. The man’s identity was not released by Vegreville RCMP.

Members of the Velselka Ukrainian Dancers from Lamont performed for local seniors last Wednesday evening. The Lamont based group will be hosting its annual year end concert on May 26th.

Local motorists urged to use caution during paving project Motorists can expect delays on Highway 831 near Andrew to accommodate paving. Paving began May 4th on 16 kilometres of the highway from its junction with Highway 45 to south of the junction with Highway 28. Traffic will be reduced through the construction zone to alternating single lane controlled by flag people. Maximum land width will be 4 metres. Vehicles


wider than 4 metres should use alternate routes. Project completion is expected by June 30, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution in this area and obey all signs, message boards, and flag people. Fines for speeding are doubled in construction zones when workers are present.

16 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, May 8, 2012

In Focus FCSS


ASB MUNICIPAL RIGHT-OF-WAYS Farming Along Municipal Right-of-Ways The Lamont County Agricultural Service Board passed the farming of Municipal Right-of-Way Policy #6095 in the June 2009 ASB meeting. The purpose of the policy is to establish procedures for maintaining the municipal right-ofways to make sure right-of-ways are not hampered by crop production, does not pose a public safety liability, and discourages the growing and harvesting of crops within the County right-of-ways. If crops are found within the County right-of-way, they may be removed as a part of the County’s regular mowing programs. Manageable municipal right-of-way is defined as the area from the edge of the shoulder into the ditch 15 feet which is the area normally managed by the municipality. Please contact the Lamont County Agricultural Service Department at 780-895-2585 with any questions or concerns you may have.


For more information or to request a food hamper call FCSS at 780-895-7751 or toll free at 1-877-- 895-2233. PHONE: (780) 895-2233 FAX: (780) 895-7404

FIRE SMART FireSmart. Safer communities, healthier forests… FireSmart helps protect homes and communities from the threat of wildfire. Using fire-resistant materials on buildings and following simple landscaping practices will help create a FireSmart community. FireSmart tree maintenance – approaching trees in your yard Prune tree branches within two metres of the ground. Tree pruning is best done when the tree is most dormant in the fall or winter. Pruning can reduce wildfire spread, but also increases the visibility and openness in your yard during heavy snowfalls. Thin out your trees so crowns are three too six metres apart. Thinning can significantly reduce your fire hazard. Tree crowns that are three to six metres apart benefit by not only being FireSmart, but also grow more vigorously and maintain their wind stability. Plant trees that are leaf-bearing like aspen or willow. Deciduous trees like aspen or willow will reduce the fire hazard compared to needle-bearing conifer trees like pine and spruce. Remove trees that are within 10 metres of your home. Removing trees within 10 metres of your home is not only FireSmart, but can also reduce risk of damage to your home during high wind or snowfall events. The removed trees can be very good sources for firewood for the coming winter. Remember to store firewood at least 10 metres from your home. FireSmart Facts •Can reduce the likelihood of large uncontrollable wildfires in Alberta’s forests. •Can improve the habitat for a number of species found in Alberta’s forests.


LAMONT COUNTY IS CURRENTLY SEEKING ADDITIONAL MEMBERS FOR THE WEED AND PEST APPEAL COMMITTEE. Member’s Qualifications -A keen interest in sustainable agriculture within Lamont County. -Concerns for the interest of property owners, producers and other parties affected by invasive weed species. -Expertise in one of the following areas and/or have served on other quasi-judicial boards: •community representation or knowledge of community standards; •Agricultural Practices •Invasive Plants/ Pests •management/administration -An understanding of quasi-judicial function and role of members of a tribunal; -An understanding the impacts of invasive species in agricultural and urban areas; -The ability to commit the required time on a year round basis; -Excellent analytical and reasoning skills; -The ability to write, in plain language, the decision and reasons for the decision; -The ability to speak in public and communicate effectively with parties to the appeal; Proven ability to: •act with integrity; and •organize, read, understand and apply: •Weed Control Act •Agricultural Pest Act •Municipal Government Act Term of Office Members sit for a three-year term, as appointed by Council at their Organizational meeting in an election year. WPAC members are scheduled based on a rotation basis and availability. PLEASE FORWARD LETTERS OF INTEREST TO ABBY BYBLOW, WPAC SECRETARY BY MAY 15TH, 2012 AT: LAMONT COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 5303 50 AVE LAMONT, AB T0B 2R0 FAX: 780.895.2892 EMAIL: ABBY.B@LAMONTCOUNTY.CA

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May 8, 2012 edition of the Lamont Leader